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  • Obamacare Deductible for Subsidized NOT $6,000

    10/30/2015 4:18:47 PM PDT · by Sequoyah101 · 66 replies
    Vanity | 10/30/15 | Self
    Hello all you other gainfully employed chumps paying for your own health care insurance. I just wanted you to know something I've found out. If you have a BRONZE plan like I do, because you are paying for it yourself and can't afford anything else, you are paying a $6,000 deductible per person before you can file a single claim to perhaps get any benefit. Meanwhile, people who have subsidized plans because they aren't working or not working or not earning very much get the vaunted SILVER plan! And you are paying for it. You are paying for a plan...
  • Michelangelo's bronze panther-riders revealed after 'Renaissance whodunnit'

    02/02/2015 12:55:31 PM PST · by Red Badger · 35 replies ^ | 02/01/2015 | Mark Brown
    Sculptures to be displayed at Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, thought to be the only surviving bronzes by the Renaissance artist Two handsome, virile naked men riding triumphantly on ferocious panthers will on Monday be unveiled as, probably, the only surviving bronze sculptures by the Renaissance giant Michelangelo. In art history terms, the attribution is sensational. Academics in Cambridge will suggest that a pair of mysterious metre-high sculptures known as the Rothschild Bronzes are by the master himself, made just after he completed David and as he was about to embark on the Sistine Chapel ceiling. If correct, they are the only...
  • 3,000-year-old shipwreck shows European trade was thriving in Bronze Age

    11/26/2013 9:33:20 AM PST · by Renfield · 11 replies
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 11-26-2013
    The discovery of one of the world's oldest shipwrecks shows that European trade was thriving even in the Bronze Age, according to experts. The vessel, carrying copper and tin ingots used to make weapons and jewellery, sank off the coast near Salcombe in Devon and is thought to date from 900BC. But it was only last year that the South West Maritime Archaeological Group, a team of amateur archaeologists, brought its cargo to the surface. The discovery was not announced until this month's International Shipwreck Conference, in Plymouth, Devon. It is thought that the goods - 259 copper ingots and...
  • DOD Announces Iraq, Afghanistan Campaign Stars

    06/30/2011 3:00:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 1+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 30, 2011 – Bronze campaign stars are now authorized for service members who have served in Iraq since Sept. 1, 2010, or in Afghanistan since Dec. 1, 2009, Defense Department officials announced today. The new campaign stars, worn on the Iraq and Afghanistan campaign medals, recognize service during Operation New Dawn in Iraq and the Consolidation III campaign phase in Afghanistan. Operation New Dawn began Sept. 1, 2010, marking the official end of Operation Iraqi Freedom and U.S. combat operations in Iraq and a new focus on advising, assisting and training Iraqi security forces. The Consolidation III campaign...
  • NYT: For Obama, An Unsuccessful Campaign ["He Could Not Even Muster The Silver Or Bronze"]

    10/02/2009 1:44:08 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 147 replies · 11,495+ views
    NYTimes ^ | October 02nd 2009
    For Obama, An Unsuccessful Campaign By PETER BAKER October 2, 2009 COPENHAGEN — President Obama not only failed to bring home the gold, he could not even muster the silver or bronze. A dramatic 20-hour mission across the ocean to persuade the International Olympic Committee to give the 2016 Summer Games to Chicago proved such a miscalculation that his adopted hometown finished fourth of four candidate cities. Rarely has a president put his credibility on the line on the world stage in such a personal way and been slapped down so sharply in real time. While Chicago may have lost...
  • The bronze rat

    06/30/2009 8:22:33 AM PDT · by jessduntno · 13 replies · 2,554+ views
    patriotpost ^ | Today | Patriot Post
    The bronze rat A Tourist walked into a Chinese curio shop in San Francisco. While looking around at the exotic merchandise, he noticed a very lifelike, life-sized, bronze statue of a rat. It had no price tag, but was so incredibly striking the tourist decided he must have it. He took it to the old shop owner and asked, "How much for the bronze rat?" "Ahhh, you have chosen wisely! It is $12 for the rat, $100 for the story," said the wise old Chinaman. The tourist quickly pulled out twelve dollars. "I'll just take the rat, you can keep...
  • Army Engineers Return Bronze Tablet to Government of Iraq Officials

    06/13/2009 12:39:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 298+ views
    Capt. Chad Wendolek, officer in charge of the Gulf Region Central District’s Residence Office in the International Zone, helps move a bronze tablet to its new home at an Iraqi-controlled storage facility. The tablet was transferred to the Iraqi High Tribunal earlier this month, and will ultimately be displayed in the Museum of the Iraqi Genocide. (USACE photo by F.T. Eyre) BAGHDAD — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Gulf Region Division here helped return a bronze tablet to the Government of Iraq earlier this month. The 27-year-old tablet, built in the era of Saddam Hussein and dedicated to an...
  • Chinese bidder ‘won’t pay’ for looted bronzes

    03/03/2009 5:42:27 PM PST · by kevin_in_so_cal · 8 replies · 536+ views
    BEIJING, March 2 – A Chinese art collector identified himself on Monday as the winning bidder in last week’s Paris auction for two sculptures looted from Beijing in the 1800s but said that, as a patriot, he had no intention of paying. Christie’s, which had triggered Chinese anger by holding the sale, would not say what action it would take against the bidder, only that the bronze sculptures of the heads of a rat and a rabbit would not be released until it had been paid. Cai Mingchao, a collector and adviser to a private foundation in China that seeks...
  • Your unborn baby cast in bronze ... it's the new foetal attraction (3D ultrasound modeling)

    01/02/2009 9:23:47 AM PST · by Stoat · 15 replies · 1,501+ views
    The Evening Standard (U.K.) ^ | January 2, 2009 | Sophie Goodchild
    Your unborn baby cast in bronze ... it's the new foetal attractionSophie Goodchild, Health Editor 02.01.09 A CLINIC is offering mothers bronze models of their unborn babies.The London Ultrasound Centre, near Harley Street, is the first in the country to offer the service, which allows parents to "celebrate" their babies in the womb.A 3D printer uses ultrasound images to build a cast of the child. The models cost £1,200, take up to two-and-a-half weeks to make, and are created when the mother is at a safe stage of pregnancy at 24 weeks.Doctors say the technology could also help improve...
  • Prehistoric bronze hoard found off Greek beach (largest of its kind ever found in Greece)

    12/11/2008 9:45:42 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 5,569+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/11/08 | AP
    ATHENS, Greece – Authorities say a hoard of 4,500-year-old copper weapons recovered off a northern beach is the largest of its kind ever found in Greece. A Culture Ministry statement says the discovery includes at least 110 ax and hammer heads, but several more should be extracted from compacted masses of corroded metal. The ministry says they were probably buried at a time of unrest or war. The hoard would have represented a fortune at the time.
  • Bulgarian archaeologists unearth ancient chariot ( Swing Low Sweet...!)

    11/21/2008 11:16:25 AM PST · by Candor7 · 10 replies · 758+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | Nov 21, 12:32 PM EST | VESELIN TOSHKOV
    SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) -- Archaeologists have unearthed an elaborately decorated 1,800-year-old chariot sheathed in bronze at an ancient Thracian tomb in southeastern Bulgaria, the head of the excavation said Friday. "The lavishly ornamented four-wheel chariot dates back to the end of the second century A.D.," Veselin Ignatov told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from the site, near the southeastern village of Karanovo. But he said archaeologists were struggling to keep up with looters, who often ransack ancient sites before the experts can get to them. SNIP
  • Bronze Age Axe 'Factory' Survey

    04/29/2008 10:44:37 AM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 182+ views
    BBC ^ | 4-28-2008
    Bronze Age axe 'factory' survey Part of a Bronze Age axe made from picrite rock Archaeologists are hoping to unearth evidence of what they believe to have been one of Bronze Age Britain's largest axe-making "factories". Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust (CPAT) said the axes, made from a distinctive type rock - known as picrite - had been found throughout the country. A three-week survey at the 4,000-year-old site will start soon in Hyssington, near Welshpool, Powys. The trust's Chris Martin said it may have been a large industrial centre. The trust carried out a preliminary survey last year, but it did...
  • Regulators Stamp Copper as a Germ Killer

    03/26/2008 7:03:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 44 replies · 939+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 26, 2008 | BARNABY J. FEDER
    The market for antimicrobial doorknobs, hospital fixtures and other products that kill germs on contact may be about to take on a coppery sheen. The Copper Development Association, a trade group for copper companies, said Tuesday that federal regulators had approved its application to market a group of copper alloys, including brass and bronze, as capable of killing bacteria and microbes effectively enough to protect human health. Copper ions can penetrate the cell walls of microbes and can disrupt reproduction and other cell functions. The approval is the first time that the Environmental Protection Agency has allowed health claims to...
  • World War II veteran to receive Bronze Star

    02/22/2008 3:52:08 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 497+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — The commanding general of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca will present the Bronze Star Medal to World War II veteran Hans Spear on Wednesday. The event for the 89-year-old Tucson resident will be at 10:30 a.m. at Alvarado Hall. Maj. Gen. John Custer will make the presentation. Every member of Spear’s unit, with the exception of him and another German-born Jewish soldier, received the Bronze Star for supervising interrogation under fire. He was denied the medal due to anti-Semitism and discrimination because Spear was categorized an enemy alien. The Army awards regulation, in effect...
  • Royal Goddesses Of A Bronze Age State

    02/07/2008 3:43:36 PM PST · by blam · 7 replies · 163+ views
    Archaeology Magazine ^ | January - Febuarary | Marco Merola
    Royal Goddesses of a Bronze Age State Volume 61 Number 1, January/February 2008 by Marco Merola Its arms arranged in a gesture of prayer, the figurine at right probably depicts a living queen worshipping the statuette of a dead royal, left. (Courtesy Maura Sala) It's been more than 30 years since Italian archaeologists found a vast archive of 17,000 cuneiform tablets at the Bronze Age site of Ebla in northern Syria. But the ancient city is still surprising those who work there. Last year archaeologist Paolo Matthiae's team discovered two almost perfectly preserved figurines that confirm textual evidence for a...
  • Treasure Hunters Find Bronze Age Axes

    01/21/2008 6:45:50 PM PST · by blam · 29 replies · 94+ views
    Treasure hunters find Bronze Age axes Last Updated: 2:06am GMT 22/01/2008 An amateur treasure hunter has unearthed a hoard of bronze age axe heads thought to be worth about £80,000. Tom Peirce started combing a field with his metal detector after dropping off a school coach party at a farm. Within a few minutes it began beeping and he found the first axe head fragment 10in into the soil. When he dug deeper, Mr Peirce found dozens more and, over the following two days, he and a colleague, Les Keith, uncovered nearly 500 bronze artefacts dating back 3,000 years. The...
  • Unknown Persons Destroy Ancient Bronze Coffin Discovered Recently

    01/17/2008 4:23:38 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 116+ views
    Saba News ^ | 1-17-2008
    Unknown persons destroy ancient bronze coffin discovered recently [17 January 2008] IBB, Jan. 17 (Saba) - Unknown persons devastated early morning on Thursday an ancient bronze coffin and stole another one completely were in an archaeological location in al-Asibia area in Dhefar valley of Ibb province. The director general of Antiques and Cultural Properties Protection in the General Authority for Antiquities and Museums Hesham al-Thawr held the director general of the security office in the al-Saddah district responsible for destroying the location and disinterring the bronze coffin. Al-Thawr said that the security official has ordered the military patrols, which have...
  • Ancient Bronze Coffin Discovered In Ibb Province (Yemen)

    01/15/2008 10:51:56 AM PST · by blam · 12 replies · 132+ views
    Saba News ^ | 1-14-2008
    Ancient bronze coffin discovered in Ibb province [14 January 2008] Ancient bronze coffin discovered in Ibb province SANA'A, Jan. 14 (Saba) - The excavation operations at al-Asibia area of Ibb province have revealed a stone grave and bronze coffin in a marble-walled room dating back to the Sheba era. The discoveries were found out last Wednesday at Jabal Esam eastern of Raidan Fort which is considered as an extension to Dhafar city the capital of Sheba and Dhu Raidan Ancient Kingdom, director general of the antiques office at Ibb province Khalid al-Ansi was quoted as saying. The characteristics of the...
  • Why Hillary Lost

    01/04/2008 5:57:17 AM PST · by jdm · 110 replies · 285+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Jan. 04, 2008 | By: Philip V. Brennan
    It was inevitable, the media and her vast army of consultants, aides and hired attack dogs assured us, Hillary Clinton would walk all the way to the presidency with easy victories over a slate of lackluster rivals in the primaries. To hear them tell it you would have thought her campaign was a powerful locomotive speeding down the rails to the White House, unstoppable. Thursday night it came off the tracks, derailed by the equivalent of the little train that wouldn’t say no. Barack Obama, a relative newcomer to national politics, a year ago largely unknown, not only defeated Hillary...
  • 500-Year-Old Bronze Disc Is Found In Field (Henry Stafford?)

    07/04/2007 1:45:36 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 680+ views
    IC Surrey Online ^ | 7-3-2007 | Mark Davison
    500-year-old bronze disc is found in fieldJul 3 2007 By Mark Davison A HORSE harness decoration thought to have belonged to a lord of the manor at Bletchingley more than 500 years ago has been unearthed in a field. Chris Andre, a member of the Reigate-based Weald and Downland Metal Detecting Club, handed the artefact to an archaeological expert for identification. David Williams, Surrey County Council's finds liaison officer, has revealed that the small circular bronze disc may have been a personal belonging of Henry Stafford, who held the manor of Bletchingley in the late 15th century, or one of...
  • Comets And Disaster In The Bronze Age

    04/30/2007 4:38:09 PM PDT · by blam · 63 replies · 2,021+ views
    British Archaeology ^ | December 1997 | Benny Peiser
    Comets and disaster in the Bronze AgeCosmic impact is gaining ground as an explanation of the collapse of civilisations, writes Benny Peiser At some time around 2300BC, give or take a century or two, a large number of the major civilisations of the world collapsed. The Akkadian Empire in Mesopotamia, the Old Kingdom in Egypt, the Early Bronze Age societies in Israel, Anatolia and Greece, as well as the Indus Valley civilisation in India, the Hilmand civilisation in Afghanistan and the Hongshan Culture in China - the first urban civilisations in the world - all fell into ruin at more...
  • Boat Provides Historical Insight (3,000 YearsOld)

    12/28/2006 5:41:39 PM PST · by blam · 6 replies · 930+ views
    BBC ^ | 12-28-2006
    Boat provides historical insight The boat would have been powered by up to 12 men A Bronze Age logboat which had lain unseen in the River Tay for 3,000 years is being studied by archaeologists. It is hoped the find will yield important new information about how human ancestors lived. Although the boat, made from the trunk of a single oak, was found five years ago, it was only lifted out of the Tay during the summer. Repairs carried out on the 30ft vessel have already given experts an insight into Bronze Age technology. The boat, which would have been...
  • Gristhorpe Man 'Was Bronze Age Chieftain'

    09/06/2006 6:36:19 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 635+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-7-2006 | Roger Highfield - Nic Fleming
    Gristhorpe Man 'was Bronze Age warrior chieftain' Reports by Roger Highfield and Nic Fleming (Filed: 07/09/2006) Gristhorpe Man, who was found buried in a tree trunk in the 19th century, has been identified as a Bronze Age warrior chieftain by archaeologists. The skeleton of Gristhorpe Man, excavated near Scarborough in 1834 Although a few examples of burial in a scooped-out oak tree have been found in Scotland and East Anglia, it was an unusual method and the example found near Scarborough, North Yorks, was the best preserved. The remains were discovered in 1834 by William Beswick, a local landowner, in...
  • Bronze age canoe stops pipeline(UK)

    08/24/2006 11:25:40 AM PDT · by Marius3188 · 24 replies · 1,120+ views
    BBC ^ | 24 Aug 2006 | BBC
    Archaeologists working on a gas pipeline near Milford Haven in Pembrokeshire have unearthed what they believe to be a 3,400-year-old canoe. Work has stopped on a section of the pipeline near St Botolphs to allow the Bronze Age oak relic to be recovered. It is the first such discovery in Wales and only 150 exist across Europe. Senior archaeologist Neil Fairburn said: "You could never have expected to find anything like this in this small wetland area, it's just awesome." The team has also found evidence of a small settlement, a small amount of property and other items, such as...
  • Army Awards Bronze Star to Canadian ‘Devil’s Brigade’ Vets

    08/18/2006 6:37:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 20 replies · 1,944+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2006 – The Army has authorized award of the Bronze Star Medal for Service to the living Canadian veterans of the 1st Special Services Force for their service to the U.S. Army during World War II. The unit was known as “the Devil’s Brigade” during the war and was one of the first U.S. special operations forces units in the war. The unit included U.S. Army soldiers and soldiers of the 2nd Canadian Parachute Battalion and 2nd Canadian Special Service Battalion of the Special Operations Group. From 1942 to 1944, about 2,500 soldiers served in the unit...
  • Sergeant Receives Bronze Star for Heroism

    07/01/2006 1:10:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 485+ views
    Defense News ^ | Lance Cpl. Christopher J. Zahn
    U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Mirza Fejzic Sergeant Receives Bronze Star for Heroism By Lance Cpl. Christopher J. Zahn 2nd Marine Division CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C., June 30, 2006 — A Marine from 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment was awarded the fourth highest military award within the Department of Defense. Sgt. Mirza Fejzic, a 22-year-old native of Hackettstown, N.J., was awarded the Bronze Star with combat distinguishing device in a ceremony here, June 22. He was presented with the award for heroic actions while serving as a squad leader for 3rd Platoon, Company G. On Oct. 26, 2005, Fejzic and a...
  • Expedition Seeks Clues To Lost Bronze Age Culture (Minoans - Robert Ballard)

    06/04/2006 4:05:30 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 656+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 6-1-2006 | Richard C. Lewis
    Expedition seeks clues to lost Bronze Age culture By Richard C. Lewis Thu Jun 1, 4:11 PM ETReuters Photo: Deep-sea explorer Robert Ballard speaks at the National Geographic Society in an undated file photo.... PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (Reuters) - An underwater explorer who found the Titanic and a team of international scientists will soon survey waters off the Greek island of Crete for clues to a once-powerful Bronze Age-era civilization. The expedition about 75 miles northwest of Crete aims to learn more about the Minoans, who flourished during the Bronze Age, and seeks to better understand seafaring four millennia ago,...
  • SECNAV Pins Bronze Star on Pensacola Corpsman

    06/02/2006 5:05:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 353+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Rod Duren
    PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- Secretary of the Navy Donald Winter presented the Bronze Star to Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman (SW/SCW) Reginald Dean at Naval Hospital Pensacola June 1, for his heroic life-saving actions following a suicide-bomb explosion near Fort Tal-Afar in Iraq. Winter presented the Bronze Star medal to the Naval Branch Health Clinic Whiting Field, Fla., corpsman before a specially-chosen, six-person ‘Honor Formation,’ and another full contingent of previously-deployed Naval Hospital personnel. "This award is unique in and of itself," Winter said. "It is a noteworthy statement of what this individual has done for his country." Following the presentation,...
  • EODMU 2 Sailors Receive Silver, Bronze Stars

    05/26/2006 7:03:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 465+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Journalist 1st Class Elizabeth St. John
    NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 2 were recognized for their bravery and dedication while supporting the global war on terrorism during a ceremony at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, Va., May 26. Rear Adm. Donald Bullard, commander, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, presented 14 members of EODMU 2 with Bronze Stars with Combat Distinguishing Device and presented the Silver Star to Senior Chief Aviation Ordnanceman (EOD) William A. Bastable. During Operation Enduring Freedom, although wounded, the Joint Task Force lead navigator refused to abandon his team after the group came under enemy fire, June...
  • Communications chief receives Bronze Star

    05/25/2006 9:53:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 299+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Pfc. Josephh Stahlman
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (May 25, 2006) -- A Milwaukee native was awarded the Bronze Star May 19 for his loyal devotion to duty during times of danger and distress while deployed to Iraq. Master Gunnery Sgt. James G. Apriesnig was acting as communications chief for Headquarters Company, Regimental Combat Team-8, 2nd Marine Division, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from March 2005 to February 2006 in Fallujah, Iraq. Apriesnig planned and supervised the installation, operation and maintenance of a communications architecture that provided connectivity between the headquarter element, a reconnaissance battalion, three infantry battalions and three military...
  • Executive officer receives Bronze Star, credits it to his Marines

    05/25/2006 9:46:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 280+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Pfc. David A. Weikle
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (May 25, 2006) -- Marines from 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division gathered in front of the regiment’s headquarters as four Bronze Stars were awarded May 19. Lt. Col. Richard O. Miles Jr., executive officer for Regimental Combat Team 8, 2nd Marine Division, received his award for meritorious achievement in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from February 2005 to February 2006 in Fallujah, Iraq. The Bronze Star is given for valor and meritorious service and is the nation’s fourth highest distinction. “As the executive officer I see and hear almost everything that goes on....
  • Logistics officer receives Bronze Star, credits it to his Marines

    05/25/2006 9:42:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 266+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Pfc. David A. Weikle
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (May 25, 2006) -- Marines from 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division gathered in front of the regiment’s headquarters as four Bronze Stars were awarded, May 19. Maj. Toby G. Dyer, logistics officer for Regimental Combat Team-8, 2nd Marine Division, received his award for meritorious achievement in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from July 2005 to February 2006 in Fallujah, Iraq. “It’s an honor to receive something that commemorates the hard work of my Marines,” said Dyer, a Seattle native. The Bronze Star is given for valor and meritorious service and is the nation’s...
  • Lt. Cols. receive Bronze Stars for support during OIF

    05/04/2006 4:02:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 304+ views
    MARINE CORPS AIR STATION NEW RIVER, N.C. (May 4, 2006) -- Lieutenant Colonels Jay A. Van Der Werff and Thomas R. McCarthy received Bronze Stars at an award ceremony April 24. Both gentlemen were awarded for their efforts during a six-month Iraq deployment. “I feel I just did my job,” said Van Der Werff, Marine Aircraft Group-26 executive officer. “The Marines that worked for me, both officers and enlisted, did a great job while we were in Iraq. This is a reflection on the work that they did as well.” During the deployment, Van Der Werff served as an operations...
  • Ancient Volcano, Seeds And Treerings, Suggest Rewriting Late Bronze Age Mediterranean History (More)

    04/29/2006 12:24:20 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 723+ views
    Cornell University ^ | 4-28-2006 | Alex Kwan
    April 28, 2006Cornell study of ancient volcano, seeds and tree rings, suggests rewriting Late Bronze Age Mediterranean history By Alex Kwan Separated in history by 100 years, the seafaring Minoans of Crete and the mercantile Canaanites of northern Egypt and the Levant (a large area of the Middle East) at the eastern end of the Mediterranean were never considered trading partners at the start of the Late Bronze Age. Until now. Trenchmaster Vronwy Hankey and foreman Antonis Zidianakis excavate storage jars from the Minoan settlement Myrtos-Pyrgos. The jars were analyzed in the Cornell study using radiocarbon analyses. Cultural links between...
  • SOTG instructor awarded second Bronze Star Medal

    04/25/2006 6:11:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 486+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Apr 24, 2006 | Lance Cpl. Jeffrey A. Cosola
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (April 24, 2006) -- In Iraq, leaders have sought the recipe for building a viable police force capable of maintaining the peace and security of a nation torn at the seams. Last year, Capt. Thomas “Tad” Douglas and the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Force Reconnaissance Marines cooked up something special by throwing 12 members of the Iraqi Police into combat and ultimately creating one of the finest fighting organizations in Iraq – the 500 member Hilla Special Weapons and Tactics team. In addition to his work in shaping Hilla SWAT, Douglas was responsible for...
  • Air Officer awarded Bronze Star

    04/19/2006 5:41:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 374+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Athanasios L. Genos
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (April 19, 2006) -- He stood in front of the American and Marine Corps colors while fellow Marines and friends watched as he was awarded a Bronze Star Medal. He received this award April 13 from 2nd Marine Division’s commanding general, Maj. Gen. Richard A. Huck, during a ceremony here. Maj. Patrick M. McGee, who served as the Division Assistant Air Officer in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, from February 2005 to February 2006, received his award for meritorious achievement in coordinating thousands of air assault and support missions. “Patrick is a fine air officer and...
  • ‘Flying Diamond’ receives Bronze Star

    04/18/2006 5:52:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 287+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. M. L. Meier
    MARINE CORPS AIR STATION NEW RIVER, N.C. (April 18, 2006) -- The Bronze Star Medal was awarded to Master Gunnery Sgt. Norman P. Hoosier, Marine Aircraft Group-26 logistics chief, April 4, for meritorious achievement while he was deployed this past year in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In the 13 months Hoosier was deployed to Al Asad Air Base, he dedicated more than 2,000 hours personally installing, repairing and rebuilding more than 200 pieces of equipment. “From power generation to power delivery, to heating to cooling of spaces; anytime anything was needed, ‘Master Guns’ Hoosier and his team was on...
  • Heroics earn Corpsman Bronze Star

    04/12/2006 5:43:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 442+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Ben P. Eberle
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (April 12, 2006) -- The morning of Oct. 4, 2005 had a different feel than other mornings Company L had experienced in Iraq, said 2nd Lt. Matt J. Hendricks, Weapons Platoon commander. Sensing the anxiety in the air, he approached Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathaniel R. Leoncio, serving as platoon corpsman, 4th Platoon, Company L, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 2nd Marine Division. “That morning, right before we pushed off, I approached Leoncio and said, ‘You’re the angel on my shoulder.’ He said, ‘Yeah, you’re mine too, sir,’” said Hendricks. Those statements were foreshadowing of...
  • Lejeune Marine awarded Bronze Star

    04/07/2006 4:09:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 290+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Zachary W. Lester
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (April 7,2006) -- The plans officer for Headquarters Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, was presented a Bronze Star for meritorious achievement in connection with combat operations in Iraq by Maj. Gen. Richard A. Huck, commanding general, 2nd Marine Division, at the II Marine Expeditionary Force headquarters building in a ceremony here on April 4. Lt. Col. Jeffrey Conner was awarded the medal for his achievement as the plans officer, assistant chief of staff G-3 from February 2005 to February 2006. The battalion was based in and around Ar Ramadi, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi...
  • McGill, Nev., native brings home Bronze Star

    03/31/2006 4:51:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 261+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Ryan M. Blaich
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – (March 31, 2006) -- Cmdr. Alan M. Hansen, Deputy Force Chaplain, II Marine Expeditionary Force, was awarded the Bronze Star, March 30, for his devotion to Marines and sailors in Iraq. “He worked hard, real hard, to make sure every Marine and sailors’ faith was covered,” said Col. John L. Ledoux, Marine Chief of Staff, II Marine Expeditionary Force (FWD), in his remarks prior to awarding the medal to Hansen. According to the award citation, the McGill, Nev., native served a year in Iraq. His role as advisor and confidante, to more than...
  • Gunnery sergeant earns Bronze Star, honors fallen comrade

    03/24/2006 9:39:38 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 400+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Rose A. Müth
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – (March 24, 2006) -- Standing in front of a formation at the 2nd Marine Logistics Group amphitheatre, Gunnery Sgt. David L. Sutherland received the highest award of his 13-year career in the company of family, friends and fellow Marines March 23. The Vernon, Conn., native distinguished himself as the Force Protection Chief and Security Element Team Chief, 8th Communication Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) from Jan. 2005 to Oct. 2005. Sutherland led the Marines in more than 85 convoy security missions, covering the entire Al-Anbar Province, Iraq, resulting in the safe transportation...
  • Bronze Star awarded for actions in Iraq

    03/23/2006 6:00:34 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 740+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Zachary R. Frank
    Camp Lejeune, NC (Mar. 23, 2006) -- Three Marines were awarded the Bronze Star Medal during a ceremony held at the II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters building March 21, 2006. Lt. Gen. James F. Amos, II MEF commanding general, awarded three Marines with 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment the medal for actions during their last combat deployment to Iraq. Gunnery Sgt. Ryan P. Shane, Staff Sgt. Robert C. McMillan and Cpl. Brian Sneeringer all received a Bronze Star Medal for bravery displayed in combat during Operation Iraqi Freedom II. The Bronze star was authorized February 4, 1944 and is awarded...
  • The Bronze Rat

    03/20/2006 2:48:11 PM PST · by SandRat · 12 replies · 568+ views
    A tourist walks into a curio shop in San Francisco. Looking around at everything, he notices a very lifelike life-sized bronze statue of a rat. It has no price tag, but is so striking that he decides he must have it. He takes it to the owner and asks, "How much for the bronze rat?" The owner replies, "$12 for the rat and $100 for the story". The tourist gives the man $12 and says, "I'll just take the rat, you can keep the story." As he walks down the street carrying his bronze rat, he notices that a few...
  • Lake Hopatcong, N.J. native awarded Bronze Star

    03/14/2006 4:35:18 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 379+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Lucian Friel
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (March 14, 2006) -- Families, friends and fellow Marines gathered to see a Lake Hopatcong, N.J. native awarded the Bronze Star Medal March 13 for his actions during combat operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Capt. Frank Diorio, a 1996 Notre Dame graduate, received the award in a ceremony here for his tour of duty as the company commander of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment in Husaybah, Iraq from February to September 2005. The 33-year-old Marine led his company in over 275 engagements at Camp Gannon firm base. On April 11,...
  • 1/6 Marine awarded 2nd Bronze Star for actions

    03/08/2006 4:58:59 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 309+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Lucian Friel
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Mar. 8, 2006) -- The conference room was packed with Marine leaders with 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment there to witness the battalion’s operations officer receive a Bronze Star Medal for meritorious achievement in connection with combat operations. Maj. Paul C. Merida, from Oakland, Calif., was awarded the medal for his achievements as the battalion’s operations officer in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from February to October 2005 in the Fallujah area of Iraq. The 1994 graduate of the University of California-Davis initially planned and supervised the execution of a turnover with 3rd Battalion,...
  • Doc stops the bleeding, treats for shock, earns Bronze Star

    02/18/2006 4:58:18 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 906+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Feb 17, 2006 | Lance Cpl. Patrick J. Floto
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (Feb. 17, 2006) -- Critical medical operations to save the life of a wounded comrade are extremely stressful in the rear, where there is proper medical equipment. Conducting them in the back of a humvee while it speeds through a hail of shrapnel and small arms fire, however, is a true test of one’s proficiency and courage. Petty Officer 1st Class Nathan McDonell faced and overcame that challenge a year ago in Iraq and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for it during a ceremony at Camp Margarita Feb. 17. “I accept this recognition...
  • Carmarthenshire Cairn Reveals Link With Bronze Age Scotland

    02/18/2006 11:23:12 AM PST · by blam · 8 replies · 753+ views
    24hourmuseum ^ | 2-17-2006 | Roz Yappenden
    CARMARTHENSHIRE CAIRN REVEALS LINKS WITH BRONZE AGE SCOTLAND by Roz Tappenden 17/02/2006 The excavation took place in 2004. © Cambria Archaeology New research on an excavated Bronze Age burial mound in south Wales has revealed links to funeral sites as far away as the Orkney Islands. The burial mound on the Black Mountain in Carmarthenshire was unearthed by Cambria Archaeology in 2004 after it was feared that the weather and visitors to the area were causing permanent damage to the site. Fan Foel from Llanddeusant. © Cambria Archaeology Archaeologists discovered a large rectangular stone cist at the centre of the...
  • LAR corpsman receives Bronze Star for multiple incidents

    01/26/2006 4:32:24 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 309+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 25, 2006 | Lance Cpl. Lucian Friel
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Jan. 25, 2006) -- In combat, Navy corpsmen are relied on to be ready to treat any type of injury or mass causality situation, sometimes risking their own lives in the process. Petty Officer 3rd Class Jason C. Deguzman, from Santa Rosa, Calif., did this more than once, earning him the Bronze Star Medal for his achievement during combat operations. On May 13, 2005, the corpsman with Company C, 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division responded to mass casualties that happened when a crowded civilian bus collided into the rear of a...
  • Addison, Ill., native earns Bronze Star Medal

    01/19/2006 10:30:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 230+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 19, 2006 | Cpl. Matthew K. Hacker
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Jan. 20, 2006) -- Major Paul T. Deutsch of Addison, Ill., the disbursing officer for Camp Lejeune, was awarded the Bronze Star Medal during an awards ceremony Jan. 18 for his service while deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 04 - 06. Deutsch deployed with Headquarters and Service Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, and served as the Service Company commander. He oversaw five platoons including disbursers, postal clerks, exchange salesmen, dental technicians and mortuary affairs specialists. Service Company covered the entire Al Anbar province during their seven-month stay, and achieved amazing things, according...
  • Mansfield, Ohio, native earns Bronze Star Medal

    01/10/2006 4:32:01 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 309+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 9, 2005 | Cpl. Matthew K. Hacker
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Jan. 9, 2006) -- Navy Lt. John G. Meeting of Mansfield, Ohio, the comptroller for the Naval Dental Center was awarded the Bronze Star Medal during an awards ceremony Dec. 16 for his service while deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 04 - 06. In January 2005, Meeting deployed as the commander for Surgical Company A, 2nd Medical Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group. Meeting’s company deployed to Kuwait to relieve a National Guard unit. “There were about 100,000 service members in Kuwait at the time we got there, so it was a little...