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  • Burying the White Working Class: Liberal condescension towards white workers is code for [tr]

    05/13/2016 1:19:42 PM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    The Jacobin ^ | May 13, 2016 | Connor Kilpatrick
    The white working class is a zombie that doesn’t know it’s dead. Or if it’s not fully zombified yet, its members are all too busy cleaning their AR-15s and posting racist comments on YouTube to vote for a progressive. That is, if they’re not already on the Trump bandwagon, which they probably are. At least that’s what the Democratic Party wants you to believe.
  • Here's Something You Should Be Thankful For: Work

    11/27/2015 5:35:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2015 | Michael Barone
    Sure, that sounds counterintuitive. Thanksgiving Thursday is the first day of a (for most of us) four-day weekend, a time devoted to gorging on comfort food and nonstop viewing of college and professional football games. It's a time as well for contemplation, already primed by overfamiliar songs in shopping malls, of an even longer holiday season. I grew up in Detroit, where the auto assembly lines shut down entirely for last two weeks of the calendar year. Who needs work? The answer, I believe, is everybody. Arthur Brooks, president of American Enterprise Institute where I'm a resident fellow, has examined...
  • Clinton makes pitch to working Americans at big New York rally (appeals to working families)

    06/13/2015 11:32:45 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 55 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/13/15 | Jonathan Allen
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton promised on Saturday to fight for ordinary Americans who have been left behind as the economy recovers, appealing to working families at the first major rally of her 2016 White House campaign. Speaking on New York's Roosevelt Island, within sight of Manhattan's skyscrapers, Clinton promised would "make the economy work for everyday Americans, not just those at the top" if elected president. The gathering of several thousand people cheered as Clinton said working people are asking why wealth is reserved for chief executives and hedge fund managers. "You have to wonder, when...
  • Richard Haass: Depending on Iraqi Government Against ISIS Isn't Working

    05/22/2015 7:44:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 6 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 05/22/15 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Depending on the Iraqi government to act as a partner in the fight against the expansion of the Islamic State is not working, and it is time “to go back to basics,” Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass said Friday. “The caliphate is not just verbiage; it’s real,” Haass said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program. “We have not had a strategy in Syria … and the administration thought we had a strategy in Iraq, and I think what we’re seeing increasingly exposed is that we don’t.” Part of the problem is, Haass said, is that the “border’s irrelevant” when...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Working Families Party considering backing Sen. Elizabeth Warren instead of Hillary

    02/08/2015 4:11:40 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 2/07/15 | Annie Karni
    In a sign of the growing pressure Hillary Clinton faces from the left, the Working Families Party is considering backing the movement to draft Sen. Elizabeth Warren to run for President, the Daily News has learned. One person said the effort was not so much a bid to get the Massachusetts senator to run but to “Warrenize Hillary” by pushing her to adopt more liberal policies. At a meeting of the WFP’s advisory council last week, executive committee members wanted to bring the idea to a vote, sources said. Those pushing to publicly back Warren — who has said she...
  • The Harm of Occupational Licensing Laws

    12/11/2014 5:43:20 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 16 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/9/2014 | Jarrett Skorup
    LANSING — Several decades ago, Dr. Morris Kleiner was assigned by his boss at the Department of Labor to look into occupational licensing. “What had I done to him to deserve taking on this topic?” Kleiner asked at the Dec. 4 event hosted by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Lansing. But the issue became much of his academic work and is an increasingly important one. Kleiner, now a professor at the University of Minnesota and a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Banks of Minneapolis, discussed why at an Issues & Ideas lecture entitled, “Our Guild-Ridden Labor Market:...
  • Exercise, Routine and Life

    10/16/2014 4:25:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    While new and novel might be exciting, routine and habit can help create a structure and framework for success. From eating breakfast, brushing our teeth or exercising every day, much of our lives are driven by routine. This reliance on routine behavior can startle us when we are driving and find ourselves not at our planned destination, but at our routine destination. In my case, the power of routine was driven home last May, after my family moved. For weeks afterward, I would find myself driving to our old house rather than to our new home. Routine's influence goes beyond...
  • House candidate complains that female GOP opponent hasn’t “worked manually” (New York)

    10/11/2014 2:45:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 11, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    We touched on the rather strange goings on in New York’s 21 congressional district race last weekend, but the fascinating candidate put up by the Democrats just keeps bringing me back to the well. Millionaire filmmaker Aaron Woolf met up with his opponent, Republican small businesswoman Elise Stefanik for a debate this week. In the midst of the action, he suddenly popped up with an observation which left everyone scratching their heads. “I don’t know if you have ever worked manually for a living like I have and I’m certain that [Green Party candidate Matt Funiciello] probably has-I don’t know...
  • Sen. John Cornyn: We can’t win in 2016 without resolving immigration reform

    05/21/2014 4:57:51 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 26 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Jan 17, 2014
    Clearly immigration was why we lost in 2012. It had nothing to do with a milquetoast Republican candidate who had been on both sides of so many issues that a good portion of Republican voters just stayed home. No, forget the moderate candidate. It was the Hispanic vote that killed us! Also, I’ve got some unicorns in my back yard I’ll be glad to sell you on the cheap.
  • Here's a deep thought on the consequences of having an income tax...

    04/15/2014 12:16:55 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-15-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • Reason’s Remy: Working 1 to 5 Because of Obamacare

    02/24/2014 9:59:35 AM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 2/24/14 | staff
    ReasonTV’s Remy new music video details his switch to a part-time “1-to-5″ work schedule because of Obamacare.
  • Meet the 99.999999 Percent: They’re worried about jobs and growth, not inequality.

    02/10/2014 8:46:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/10/2014 | James Pethokoukis
    Forget about the 1 percent versus the 99 percent. It’s really more like the 0.000001 percent versus everybody else. A tiny group — mostly comprising the Obama White House, a bunch of Washington Democrats, progressive economists, and the media elite — continues to fixate on income inequality as America’s greatest challenge. Most everybody else, the 99.999999 percent, sees things differently. Surveys continue to show Americans most worried about jobs and economic growth, not the income gap between the top and bottom. It’s a rational view given new employment data from the government. The January jobs report showed only 113,000 net...
  • Need a new liver? Just print one: 3D printer makes working human liver

    11/09/2013 7:21:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Metro ^ | November 9, 2013
    A group of US scientists have created the world’s smallest human liver which can survive for forty days and works like the real thing – using a 3D printer. The mini-livers, made by California-based medical research company Organvo, are just half a millimetre deep and four millimetres wide but can perform most of the functions that a real liver can. The printer builds up 20 layers of hepatocytes cells, which carry out liver functions, along with two major types of liver cell. It also adds cells from the lining of a blood vessel. This allows the liver cells to receive...
  • Survival Tips For A Tumultuous Economy

    11/03/2013 4:44:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 3, 2013 | Austin Hill
    Tumultuous economy? What tumultuous economy? If you’re in one of America’s wealth creation epicenters – Seattle, Boston, Dallas or D.C. as examples – you might not be feeling the brunt of a brutal labor market. But most of us are keenly aware of the lack of job creation. There seems to be no end to Americans’ acceptance of destructive, job-killing government policies these days, so hoping for a quick course-correction in Washington is probably not realistic. But here are a couple of things we can all start doing – now – to help ensure a brighter future for ourselves and...
  • Obama Is Losing the White Working Class

    07/23/2013 12:58:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies
    newrepublic.com ^ | 7/23/13 | NATE COHN
    One of the funny things about electoral politics is that you can’t always have the coalition you want, or even the coalition you think you’ll get. When the Democratic Leadership Council was thinking about how to rebrand the party in the late '80s, most figured they’d win back white southerners, like Jimmy Carter and every prior successful Democrat. But the new Democratic coalition was built on disaffection with conservatives, which was most pronounced along the coasts. So while the Republicans can dream of whatever coalition they want, the next successful Republican coalition will be built by capitalizing on disaffection with...
  • Israeli president seeks Pope Francis' help on stalled peace talks - (Peres)

    04/30/2013 9:28:36 PM PDT · by haffast · 18 replies
    UPI ^ | April 30, 2013 at 4:35 PM | UPI
    ROME, April 30 (UPI) -- Israeli President Shimon Peres met with Pope Francis in the Vatican Tuesday, inviting him to Israel and seeking help restarting the Palestinian peace process. Peres told Francis he has a unique and potentially very helpful role in restarting the dialogue between Israel and the Palestinians, Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported. "The citizens of Israel see in you a leader of peace and good will," Peres said. "The sooner you visit the better, as in these days a new opportunity is being created for peace and your arrival could contribute significantly to increasing the trust and belief...
  • Magic Johnson: ‘ObamaCare is working’

    03/25/2013 12:10:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/25/13 | Jonathan Easley
    Hall of Fame basketball player Earvin “Magic” Johnson spoke out on behalf of President Obama’s healthcare law on Monday. “ObamaCare is working. I talk to a lot of CEOs of hospitals. It is working,” he said on MSNBC. Johnson was speaking on "NOW with Alex Wagner" about the NCAA basketball tournament, but he veered into politics at the end of the segment, lauding conservative Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s (R) decision to accept the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. II’m glad that Gov. Scott down in Florida accepted ObamaCare because it will work,” he said.
  • Scientists Put A Working Eyeball On A Tadpole's Tail

    03/01/2013 12:07:43 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 21 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 3/1/12 | Emily Elert
    It turns out we seriously underestimated the central nervous system. It's hard to say what's crazier: the fact that Tufts University researchers spent a year cutting out the tiny eyeballs of tadpole embryos and sticking them back on to the tadpoles' tails, or: the fact that, when they hatched, a few of the tadpoles COULD ACTUALLY SEE OUT OF THE EYES ON THEIR TAILS. As you know, this is not the way vision is supposed to work--your eyeballs are supposed to be connected to a big fat nerve that carries incoming signals back to your brain, which combines the information...
  • Obama: 'Looks Like I'm Going to Be Spending New Year's Here in D.C.'

    12/31/2012 11:31:54 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 45 replies
    Obama: 'Looks Like I'm Going to Be Spending New Year's Here in D.C.' Daniel Halper December 31, 2012 2:12 PM President Barack Obama tipped his hand today during a speech at the White House ... about how he plans to spend this New Year's Eve. "Democrats and Republicans in Congress have to get this done," Obama said, according to a rush transcript, referencing the ongoing "fiscal cliff" talks. "But they're not there yet. They are close, but they're not there yet. And one thing we can count on with respect to this Congress is that if there is even one...
  • America Needs Leadership That's Working, Not The Alternative (pic)

    07/20/2012 6:26:04 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 7-20-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • No booing as Joe Biden tells NAACP that Mitt Romney's policies would hurt working black families

    07/12/2012 9:24:05 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 7/12/12 | Juan Lozano and Ken Thomas - ap
    HOUSTON -- Vice President Joe Biden rallied support for President Barack Obama before the nation's largest civil rights organization on Thursday, telling the NAACP that Obama has the "character of his convictions." Biden drew cheers as he credited Obama for championing a landmark health care law, launching the mission that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and stepping in to rescue the financial system and U.S. automakers General Motors and Chrysler. "He has put country first," Biden said. ... The vice president countered that Romney's policies would hurt black working families, and he outlined detailed differences between Obama and Romney...
  • Obama tailors election-year message to working women

    04/08/2012 5:35:42 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/06/12 | Laura MacInnis
    Obama tailors election-year message to working womenBy Laura MacInnis Fri Apr 6, 2012 2:56pm EDT WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, leading in the polls among women voters, said on Friday he wants to help working women fight discrimination and juggle the demands of motherhood but stopped short of making promises on gender equality if he wins re-election. At a White House event on women and the economy, Obama noted "there has been a lot of talk about women and women's issues lately," a nod to the emergence of contraceptive rights, working women and all-male establishments as heated issues in...
  • White House: Vacationing Obama working on economy

    08/22/2011 1:13:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/22/11 | Alister Bull - Reuters
    VINEYARD HAVEN, Massachusetts (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has taken heat for taking a vacation when the U.S. economy is struggling, but aides are striving to make clear he is not neglecting the country's finances during his break. On Monday, Obama met with a top economic adviser and spoke to investor Warren Buffett and Ford Motor Co. chief executive Alan Mulally about the economy, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. Earnest also announced that Obama will travel to Detroit in two weeks to discuss the economy on the U.S. Labor Day holiday on September 5, setting up a major address...
  • Great news: Working population percentage drops to three-decade low

    04/14/2011 9:30:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    hot air ^ | 4/14/11 | Ed Morrissey
    Maybe we can call this Generation U — for unemployed. Three decades ago, the US experienced a dramatic shift in culture and economics as women entered the workforce in record numbers, and our economy expanded to meet the labor supply. As USA Today reports, we have now returned to the same working percentage of the population as we had at the beginning of the expansion, an astonishing decline that doesn’t appear to be slowing much: The share of the population that is working fell to its lowest level last year since women started entering the workforce in large numbers three...
  • Full-Service Gyms Feel a Bit Flabby

    01/26/2011 6:45:22 PM PST · by fkabuckeyesrule · 27 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 26, 2011 | CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS
    IS the gym passé? For all their ads promising to stir motivation, gyms have failed to do so. “Up until the last six years, it’s been relatively easy to sell memberships, and to replace people going out the back door with people coming through the front door,” said Michael Scott Scudder, a consultant who advises health clubs and conducts up to 15 industry surveys annually. “Not so anymore. We’ve come to a point that we can’t sell enough membership in the industry to cover the attrition rate.” Blame the gym’s now-ubiquitous flat-screen TVs and the fact that iPods are de...
  • The end of middle America? Working class white families are unraveling before our eyes

    12/27/2010 2:33:51 PM PST · by neverdem · 77 replies · 1+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | December 19th 2010 | Kay Hymowitz
    Foreclosures, plant closings, offshored jobs, underwater mortgages, miserable rates of unemployment, stagnating incomes: Is there any end to the woes of the struggling American middle? Apparently not, because now comes news of a trend guaranteeing trouble ahead for the more than half of the nation that make up the moderately educated and moderately earning middle — even if the economy improves. That seismic shift, outlined in a new report from the National Marriage Project and the Institute for American Values, is towards more divorce, more out of wedlock births and, ipso facto, fewer kids with a hopeful future. Family breakdown,...
  • Obama Promises to Keep Working Until 'Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell' Signed Into Law

    06/22/2010 7:53:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    abc ^ | 6/22/10 | jake tapper
    Celebrating LGBT pride month at the White House this evening, President Obama declared that the nation has never been closer to ending the “discriminatory policy” of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and promised to keep working until the bill is signed into law. “We have never been closer to ending this discriminatory policy. And I’m going to keep on fighting until that bill is on my desk and I can sign it,” Obama said in the East Room this evening. “That is a promise I made as a candidate. It is a promise that I reiterated as president. It’s one that...
  • Jack Abramoff working at Baltimore kosher pizzeria

    06/22/2010 4:57:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    ap.org ^ | 6/22/10 | BEN NUCKOLS
    BALTIMORE (AP) -- Disgraced Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff has landed a job at a kosher pizzeria in Baltimore soon after his release from prison. The owner of Tov Pizza, Ron Rosenbluth, said Abramoff began working there Monday. He is learning about the business and will eventually help with marketing. Abramoff is an orthodox Jew. He was released this month from a minimum-security prison camp in western Maryland after serving about 3 1/2 years for fraud, corruption and conspiracy. The former Washington power broker's activities led to the conviction of a congressman.
  • Think we are being too hard on our immigrants? An American working in Mexico. (Part 1)

    05/28/2010 11:14:59 AM PDT · by jackspyder · 15 replies · 655+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | May 28, 2010 | Rene Girard
    receive quite a few emails that pique my interest and occasionally I like to share. This one entitled "An American working in Mexico" is said to be written by Tom O'Malley who was a director with Southwestern Bell in Mexico City. It provides us an inside look at the rigorous process a person must go through in order to work legally in Mexico, including corruption and bribes. - - - - - "I spent 5 years working in Mexico. I worked under a tourist Visa for 3 months and could legally renew it for 3 more months. After that you...
  • Army officer helps Iraqi Forces work together

    04/21/2010 6:42:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 138+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. Samantha Beuterbaugh, USA
    BAGHDAD – A U.S. Army company commander here is working to increase security and build stronger ties between various Iraqi divisions so they may better combat insurgents across Anbar and Baghdad. Capt. Guy Girouard, commander of Company C, 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, devised a plan encouraging Iraqi divisions to communicate better and fight the insurgency along the Anbar-Baghdad border as one force. The 1st Iraqi Army Division leads the security effort in eastern Anbar province while the bordering area of western Baghdad province falls under the 6th IA Div.  With the...
  • Pelosi: Stimulus Working Despite Calif. Jobs Lost

    02/17/2010 3:17:50 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 506+ views
    AP on CBS 5 ^ | 2/17/10 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5 / AP) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the federal economic stimulus package is working in her home state despite California's high unemployment rate. Pelosi was joined Wednesday in San Francisco by city government leaders, small business owners and workers to praise the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on its one-year anniversary. Mayor Gavin Newsom said the federal money has created more than 2,900 jobs in the city and saved thousands more.
  • America Alienated

    10/26/2009 10:07:52 AM PDT · by oklahomaconservative · 3 replies · 443+ views
    http://jkshaws.wordpress.com/ ^ | 102609 | Pat Buchanan
    Yet, they cannot comprehend what would motivate Middle America to distrust its government, for it surely does, as Ron Brownstein reports in the National Journal:
  • Obama Effect already working to embargo Fox News story

    10/22/2009 9:08:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 1,543+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 10/22/09 | Ray Robison
    Yesterday, Fox News reported the hearings held by Senator Joe Lieberman with cabinet officials concerning a shortage of flu vaccine. I'm sitting in Afghanistan not getting much broadcast TV news. I wanted to find out more, so I searched Google News for related articles. It turns out that as of this writing, the rest of the media is not reporting this event, at least in print. Try this. Go to the Google search page, click on the "News" tab. Now enter "Joe Lieberman".
  • FlashBack 2006: Are the Bush Tax Cuts Working?[1.4 million Jobs the Nine Months After August 2003]

    10/17/2009 9:43:26 AM PDT · by Son House · 13 replies · 1,301+ views
    National Center for Policy Analysis ^ | May 17, 2006 | National Center for Policy Analysis
    President Bush has signed into law three tax bills in the past three years; these tax cuts amounted to $1.3 trillion in 2001, $96 billion in 2002, and $330 billion in 2003. Democratic opponents criticized the tax cuts (particularly the first one in 2001) as fiscally irresponsible and weighted primarily toward the wealthy, while Republican supporters claimed that the tax cuts would stimulate economic growth and return money to taxpayers across the board. Major Provisions of the Tax Cuts The 2001 Economic Growth and Recovery Tax Act, by far the largest of the three tax cuts, was intended to provide...
  • Soldiers Run with the Big Dogs

    08/05/2009 3:39:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 405+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. Jason Douglas, USA
    1st Lt. John Reed, a platoon leader with 15th Brigade Support Battalion, attempts to evade Capka, a military working dog, during a demonstration at Forward Operating Base Warrior, Kirkuk, Aug. 1. The demonstration was to not only entertain Soldiers but to educate leaders on the capabilities of the military working dogs. Photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Douglas, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs. FOB WARRIOR — No matter how fast the dozen or so Soldiers ran, they couldn't outrun Buli and Capka, a pair of German Sheppard military working dogs, during a demonstration here, Aug. 1. Soldiers from the 15th Brigade...
  • Flu caregivers fear working amid pandemic

    07/25/2009 9:33:24 AM PDT · by lakeprincess · 21 replies · 1,139+ views
    Skimpy supplies of flu vaccine and public panic are not the only concerns among officials charged with managing a potential pandemic. Some vital caregivers could be no-shows.
  • What happened to Hotmail tonight? Can't log on.

    04/09/2009 9:34:32 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 40 replies · 3,162+ views
    Hotmail ^ | 9 April 2009 | mene mene tekel upharsin
    Can't log on to Hotmail. Really can't. Anyone else having this kind of trouble?
  • Facts and Myths about the Financial Crisis of 2008

    10/23/2008 4:11:24 PM PDT · by bedowin · 3 replies · 838+ views
    Facts and Myths about the Financial Crisis of 2008 Download the PDF to read the paper. Obviously, the authors are not very happy with what has gone on... thus the name of the paper.
  • Parents infected with 'kid-sickness'

    07/16/2008 3:35:47 PM PDT · by spectra · 9 replies · 132+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 16, 2008 | Olivia St. John
    Are you a "kid-sick" parent? If so, have hope. You've been diagnosed. And all you need is a good "parent-ectomy" to cheer you up. The Associated Press reported July 12 that many American parents are afflicted with a malady some experts dub "kid-sickness." Contrary to what you might think, this "sickness" is not about parents who are sick of their kids. It's about parents who actually want to spend time with their kids. And it's considered an ailment needing a cure. This summer, more than 10 million children are attending recreational camps across America. And according to Boston-based family therapist...
  • Iraqi Army, Coalition forces conduct joint boat operations

    03/25/2008 5:30:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 229+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Shawn Coolman, USMC
    Members of the Iraqi Army practice how to enter and exit the Riverine Patrol Boat on Lake Qadisiyah, Iraq, Friday. The soldiers were given classes prior to entering the boats on the boats themselves and how to successfully complete an operation on water. 3rd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 5, and Riverines with Riverine Squadron 2, Detachment 3, are working extensively with the IA and transferring more control of the area. Riverines with Riverine Squadron 2, Detachment 3, perform an unexpected emergency stop while traveling 30 knots on Lake Qadisiyah, Iraq, Friday. Coalition forces are training units...
  • Combined Forces Working Together to Improve Iraqi Region

    02/14/2008 7:25:38 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 89+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Seaman William Selby, USN
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2008 – Coalition forces, Iraqi troops, and “Sons of Iraq” security volunteers are working together to rebuild areas south of Arab Jabour, Iraq, a senior military official in Baghdad said this morning. Coalition forces recently completed Operation Marne Thunderbolt, which focused on the disruption of al Qaeda activities in Iraq, Army Colonel Terry R. Ferrell, commander of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, in Multinational Division Center, said in a conference call with online journalists and “bloggers.” “We’ve focused on moving to places we haven’t been before,” said Ferrell, who has been in the Arab Jabour...
  • As we land punches in Iraq, Dems just hit the canvas

    01/28/2008 1:23:55 PM PST · by rocksblues · 4 replies · 80+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | Monday, January 28th 2008 | STEVE RUSSELL
    Be Our Guest 'War is just like boxing," said Gen. George Patton. "When you get your opponent on the ropes, you must keep punching the hell out of him and not let him recover." Today in Iraq, the enemy is on the ropes. Our Air Force has pummeled Al Qaeda with 40,000 pounds of bombs. Soldiers and Marines have reduced northern Al Qaeda safe havens to rubble. Contractors are delivering tons of supplies and securing our diplomats. One-time insurgent strongholds are returning to peace. One would expect aspiring political leaders not only to laud our troops for their great work...
  • Surge, Strategy Working in Iraq, But Challenges Remain, Petraeus Says

    01/08/2008 4:27:37 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 52+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2008 – As the troop surge in Iraq approaches its one-year anniversary, the commander of Multinational Force Iraq said he’s buoyed by successes made and momentum built, but recognizes the job is far from over. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus told the Pentagon Channel the new strategy in Iraq -- with more coalition and Iraqi troops helping quell violence in and around Baghdad and operations that promote closer cooperation with the Iraqi population -- has helped stabilize once-violent areas. President Bush announced the strategy during a Jan. 10, 2007, televised speech to the nation. The plan included...
  • Commanders Tell Gates Iraq Policy Working, Urge Vigilance

    12/05/2007 3:32:13 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 32+ views
    BAGHDAD, Dec. 5, 2007 – Field commanders deployed throughout Iraq gathered here today to tell Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates firsthand that the U.S. strategy in Iraq is working and to urge vigilance in seeing it through. Gates called the commanders to Camp Victory, home of the Multinational Force Iraq headquarters, during his visit here to hear about their operations. “I think he wanted to hear from us what we are experiencing out here, and I think each one of us told him we’re having success in our individual areas,” said Marine Col. Richard Simcock, commander of Regimental Combat Team...
  • Soldiers, Civilians, Working Together to Rebuild Iraq

    12/01/2007 3:28:36 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 75+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. Jason Stadel
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU — Since May security in Hawr Rajab and Arab Jabour has improved to the point where Coalition Force missions are no longer solely “kill or capture” missions. Now, many missions focus on developing the infrastructure, which means there are more civilians on the battlefield helping to rebuild Iraq. To be prepared for battlefield operations, Soldiers of the 2-3rd Brigade Troops Battalion (BTB), 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division took time to train American civilians on the basics of first aid and combat patrol operations, Nov. 26. The 2-3rd BTB combat patrols that consisted solely of...
  • CA: Governor's working hard ... so are his flacks (PIOs and PR releases, oodles of 'em)

    10/26/2007 7:29:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 58+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 10/26/07 | Editorial
    AS the fires roared across the region this week, so did California's governor. Arnold Schwarzenegger zipped from Malibu to Orange County to San Diego to Santa Clarita to Lake Arrowhead, and then back again. He visited fire-command and evacuation centers. He got briefings on firefighting efforts from local officials. He personally thanks fire crews. On Thursday, he played guide to President George W. Bush, who toured the devastation. And if the governor was working hard during this time, so was his image-making machine - making sure each and every one of his good deeds were duly noted by the media....
  • Higher food bills squeezing working families

    10/21/2007 2:28:17 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 77 replies · 141+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 21 October 2007 | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO
    NEW YORK -- THE CALCULUS OF LIVING PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK IN AMERICA IS GETTING HARDER. What used to last four days might last half that long now. Pay the gas bill, but skip breakfast. Eat less for lunch so the kids can have a healthy dinner. Across the nation, Americans are increasingly unable to stretch their dollars to the next payday as they juggle higher rent, food and energy bills. It's starting to affect middle-income working families as well as the poor, and has reached the point of affecting day-to-day calculations of merchants like Wal-Mart, 7-Eleven and Family Dollar. Food...
  • Odierno Says Surge Working, Urges Caution in Transitioning Troops

    10/03/2007 4:29:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 125+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2007 – The surge of additional forces into Baghdad and other areas of Iraq is working, a top general commanding coalition forces there said yesterday. Even as the Muslim holy month of Ramadan continues, levels of violence in Iraq have dropped, Army Lt. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, commander of Multinational Corps Iraq, said at the National Press Club here. The surge allowed Iraqi and coalition officials to wrest whole provinces from extremist grasp. In December, President Bush accepted recommendations of military leaders to place five more combat brigades and their supporting complements in and around Baghdad. More...
  • Military Surge Working, Bush Tells Troops in Iraq

    09/03/2007 4:40:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 424+ views
    AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq, Sept. 3, 2007 – The military surge into Iraq is working, President Bush told troops today during a surprise visit here. President Bush shakes hands with troops during a surprise Labor Day visit to Iraq, Sept. 3, 2007. The president thanked about 700 U.S. troops at Al Asad Air Base for their hard work . Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The president said he came to Anbar province so he could see the success in the war on terror and thank...
  • Military Working Dogs Get New Digs (WOOF! WOOF!)

    08/10/2007 5:20:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 393+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Cpl. Ryan R. Jackson
      Military Working Dogs Get New Digs Four-legged war fighters receive new kennels. By U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Ryan R. Jackson2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (FWD) AL ASAD, Iraq, Aug. 10, 2007 — Throughout the theatre service members are continually asking for and receiving operational gear they need to accomplish their mission. The latest troops on Al Asad to get new mission essential equipment were the four-legged war fighters, more commonly known as military working dogs, of Task Force Military Police, 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, who received new kennels during a ribbon cutting ceremony, July 18. "Now, when we...