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  • Disgrace for 'Lawrence of Afghanistan': Decorated Green Beret Major lived in Afghan village

    06/29/2014 3:43:17 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 06/24/14 | James Nye
    Major Jim Gant was thrown out the military unceremoniously in March 2012 after his secret affair was discovered Had been living with former Washington Post reporter Ann Scott Tyson for a year The pair had 'gone native' with the Pashtun tribe living in Magwel, in the north of Afghanistan Gant and Tyson both were married with four children when they become involved Green Beret Gant had been serving continuously for 22-months Was respected and praised by then General David Petraeus - US commander in Afghanistan The former general encouraged Gant's unconventional tactics and called him 'Lawrence of Afghanistan' Gant was...
  • CBS's Major Garrett Grills WH Chief Of Staff Over Obama Silence on VA Scandal

    05/18/2014 8:09:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/18/14 | staff
    Sunday on "Face the Nation." CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett gilled White House chief of staff Denis McDonough about the Veterans Affairs waiting list scandal. When Garrett repeatedly asked why in three weeks the president has not addressed the issue McDonough claimed "Nobody is more outraged about this problem, right now, Major, than the president of the United States," ...
  • A potent threat of major earthquake off California's northern coast

    03/13/2014 9:34:45 PM PDT · by John W · 32 replies
    latimes.com ^ | March 12, 2014 | Rong-Gong Lin II and Rosanna Xia
    If a 9.0 earthquake were to strike along California's sparsely populated North Coast, it would have a catastrophic ripple effect. A giant tsunami created by the quake would wash away coastal towns, destroy U.S. 101 and cause $70 billion in damage over a large swath of the Pacific coast. More than 100 bridges would be lost, power lines toppled and coastal towns isolated. Residents would have as few as 15 minutes notice to flee to higher ground, and as many as 10,000 would perish. For years, scientists believed the largest earthquake the area could produce was magnitude 7.5. But scientists...
  • Thomas Groome, former priest and heretic, awaiting Church reforms

    01/20/2014 8:54:16 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 9 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | January 20, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Monday, January 20, 2014Thomas Groome, former priest and heretic, is anxiously awaiting Pope Francis' "Major reforms." Father Malachi Martin, a Jesuit scholar who served as a member of the Vatican Advisory Council as well as personal secretary to Cardinal Augustin Bea, was known to be in possession of detailed information pertaining to the Third Secret of Fatima, which he said addressed a plan to install the False Prophet during a "Final Conclave." Is it just a coincidence that the current Pontiff took the name Francis - after Saint Francis of Assisi - when the same saint was given a prophecy...
  • Target holiday cyber breach hits 40 million payment cards

    12/18/2013 7:38:18 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 35 replies
    Payment card data was stolen from an unknown number of Target Corp customers starting on the busy Black Friday weekend in a major breach at the U.S. retailer, according to a person familiar with the matter. The Secret Service is investigating, according to a spokesman for the agency, which safeguards the nation's payment systems. Target officials did not respond to requests for comment. Investigators believe the data was obtained via software installed on machines that customers use to swipe magnetic strips on their cards when paying for merchandise at Target stores, according to the person who was not authorized to...
  • Why Has It Been So Long Since a Major Hurricane Hit the US?

    09/13/2013 8:44:37 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 58 replies
    livescience.com ^ | September 12, 2013 05:05pm ET | Douglas Main, Staff Writer |
    But surprisingly, not a single major hurricane, defined as a Category 3 storm or higher on the Saffir-Simpson scale —with minimum wind gusts of at least 111 mph (178 km/h) — has directly hit the United States in nearly eight years. That's twice as long as any major hurricane landfall "drought" since 1915, and by far the longest on record since data began being collected prior to 1900. As of today (Sept. 12), it's been 2,880 days since Hurricane Wilma, the last major hurricane to strike the United States, made landfall on Oct. 24, 2005. The reasons behind this drought...
  • Bill de Blasio opens a major lead in NYC mayoral race: poll

    08/29/2013 1:14:34 AM PDT · by South40 · 24 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/28/2013
    NEW YORK — With less than two weeks before the election, Bill de Blasio has surged into a significant lead in the city’s Democratic mayoral primary, according to a new poll. ((snip)) That’s a 15-point lead over Christine Quinn, the City Council speaker who had been considered the front-runner to replace outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Quinn, with 21 percent support, is now statistically tied for second place with former Comptroller Bill Thompson, who registered at 20 percent in the poll. The other contenders were trailing in single digits, including former Rep. Anthony Weiner (8 percent),
  • Train derailment in eastern Quebec sparks explosions, major fire

    07/06/2013 7:45:33 AM PDT · by ToxicMich · 30 replies
    A train carrying crude oil derailed in the town of Lac-Megantic, Que., early Saturday morning, sending giant flames into the air and prompting a mass evacuation. At least 1,000 residents have been evacuated from their homes in Lac-Megantic, which is located about 250 kilometres east of Montreal. A number of the train’s 73 cars exploded, causing a fire that spread to several of buildings in the community.
  • 10 year sentence for Hawaii soldier convicted in data leak

    06/16/2013 1:40:43 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 12 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | June 15, 2013 | Hawaii News Now
    Honolulu (HawaiiNewsNow) - A military jury has found a Schofield Barracks officer guilty of illegally possessing and passing classified national defense information. Military prosecutors say Army Maj. Seivirak Inson, 43, attempted to hand over a number of military secrets to members connected to the Cambodian government between 2009 and 2012. Prosecutors say that Inson -- who is of Cambodian ancestry -- took classified U.S. intelligence reports about the Cambodian military and gave it to unauthorized personnel. The military jury on Friday evening sentenced Maj. Inson to 10 years in prison, forfeiture of pay and dismissal from the Army. The jury...
  • And The Highest Paid College Majors Are...

    04/29/2013 12:49:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/29/2013 | Tyler Durden
    Presented with little comment but perhaps it is time to rethink that $100,000 loan and the extended MBA program...  Petroleum Engineering: $93,500Computer Engineering: $71,700Chemical Engineering: $67,600Computer Science: $64,800Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering: $64,400Mechanical Engineering: $64,000Electrical/Electronics and Communications Engineering: $63,400Management Information Systems/Business: $63,100Engineering Technology: $62,200Finance: $57,400  Via WSJ
  • The intelligent punter's guide to the 2013 US Masters golf [Golf Ping]

    04/11/2013 11:50:15 AM PDT · by Zuben Elgenubi · 32 replies
    The Week with the First Post ^ | April 11, 2013 | Neil Clark
    The intelligent punter's guide to the 2013 US Masters golf How to spot a winner - or at least a top five finisher - in the 93-strong field about to tee off at Augusta BY Neil Clark LAST UPDATED AT 11:26 ON Thu 11 Apr 2013 IF YOU thought last weekend's Grand National with 40 runners was a baffling enough puzzle to solve, then what about the US Masters, with a field of 93 golfers?The first golfing major of the year, which starts soon after midday (UK time) in Augusta, Georgia today and finishes on Sunday night, has proved a...
  • Major Premium (How to weigh whether a particular major is better than skipping college entirely)

    04/06/2013 10:21:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Econ Log ^ | 04/01/2013 | Bryan Caplan
    Economists usually talk about the college premium, but the college premium heavily depends on your major.  At the same time, though, stronger students typically choose harder - and more lucrative - majors.  Thus, the college premium is doubly infected by ability bias: People who would have made more money anyway are more likely to go to college, and college graduates who would have made more money anyway are more likely to select demanding majors.  To weigh whether a particular major is better than skipping college entirely, you need to adjust for all these factors, then see whether the adjusted...
  • Major oil discovery in Australian outback [$20 Trillion]

    01/24/2013 5:16:02 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 25 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 24, 2013, 5:54 pm
    Brisbane company Linc Energy says independent studies have confirmed a major shale oil source in South Australia's far north, which officials have estimated could be worth $20 trillion. The company says US-consultants have carried out drilling and geological and seismic surveys around Coober Pedy. Linc Energy holds rights over more than 65,000 square kilometres of land in the Arckaringa Basin and started explorations in 2008. In a statement to the Stock Exchange, the company said reports from US-based consultants indicate underlying rock formations "are rich in oil and gas-prone kerogen". The company says up to 233 billion barrels of oil...
  • Major cancer treatment shortage will lead to bladder removals (UK)

    07/11/2012 9:14:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7/11/12 | Stephen Adams, Medical Correspondent
    Supplies of a type of BCG used to treat bladder cancer have been completely halted due to a flood at a factory in Canada. The bacterium, which stimulates the immune system to fight cancer, is used on about 6,000 patients a year. In more than half of them it can stop cancer spreading almost indefinitely. But Sanofi Pastuer, which makes the most widely-used product, called Immunocyst, does not expect production to restart before late 2013, according to a letter to doctors from Professor Sir Mike Richards, the NHS cancer ‘csar’. He warned it was now “almost inevitable” that patients would...
  • Major Forest Fire in Northern Area of Givat Nili

    06/20/2012 2:01:44 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/6/12
    A forest fire broke out in Givat Nili on Wednesday evening. Firefighters have been deployed from surrounding regions...
  • Nine animals running for mayor of Divide

    03/03/2012 10:26:39 AM PST · by khelus · 28 replies
    TheColoradoConnection-Fox21 ^ | February 25, 2011 | Abbie Burke
    DIVIDE, COLO. -- Republican Presidential hopefuls are busy campaigning for their party's nomination, but in one small Colorado city, the campaigning is being done for mayor - and the candidates aren't exactly human. Nine animal candidates are running for mayor of Divide, a small city on the west side of Pikes Peak. The election is actually a fundraiser for the Teller County Regional Animal Shelter. Each vote costs $1, with all proceeds going toward renovations and expansion for the shelter. . . .
  • Exxon Fights US Over Major Oil Discovery

    08/18/2011 10:58:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    NEW YORK (AP) — Exxon Mobil Corp. and the federal government are fighting over one of the largest oil discoveries in the Gulf of Mexico that could yield billions of dollars of crude in coming years, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. The Julia oil field, about 250 miles southwest of New Orleans, may hold more than 700 million barrels of oil and gas equivalent. Exxon, which announced the discovery in June, wants to tap that field. But the Interior Department says Exxon's leases have expired and the company hasn't met requirements for an extension. Exxon and...
  • Major Scandal Brewing Among Clinton Associates, Former DNC Official

    08/09/2011 3:10:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8/9/11 | Mark Hemingway
    A major scandal amoung influential Democrats just broke, and so far it appears to be flying under the radar. Stephen Losey at Federal Times has the scoop. bilde.jpg In a nutshell: Alan Kessler, the former finance vice chair of the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton's finance chair during her 2008 campaign, resigned suddenly from his position on the USPS' Board of Governors last month. Turns out, he was pressuring postal officials to back off of a land deal that would have cost his friend, Douglas Band -- who is Bill Clinton's lawyer, helps run the Clinton Foundation and helped...
  • Straight Talk From Top Enlisted Marine on ‘Don’t Ask’ Repeal.

    06/22/2011 4:39:28 PM PDT · by The Shrew · 94 replies · 1+ views
    The Wall Street Journal Blogs ^ | June 21, 2011 | Nathan Hodge
    Straight talk from Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps: “How dare we, then, exclude a group of people who want to do the same thing you do right now, something that is honorable and noble?” “Get over it,” he said. “We’re magnificent, we’re going to continue to be. Let’s just move on, treat everybody with firmness, fairness, dignity, compassion and respect. Let’s be Marines.” bit.ly The Command Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps addressed a group of Marines at a base in South Korea several key topics, including the repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy...
  • In major reversal, U.S. agrees to rebuke Israel in Security Council

    02/16/2011 4:44:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 76 replies
    Turtle Bay ^ | 2/16/11 | Colum Lynch
    The U.S. informed Arab governments Friday that it will support a U.N. Security Council statement reaffirming that the 15-nation body "does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity," a move aimed at avoiding the prospect of having to veto a stronger Palestinian resolution calling the settlements illegal. But the Palestinian's rejected the American offer following a meeting late Wednesdy of Arab representativs and said it is planning to press for a vote on its resolution Friday, according officials familar with the issue. The decision to reject the American offer raised the prospects that the Obama adminstration may cast...
  • Major Media Miss: Muslim Brotherhood's Stated Goal Has Long Been 'To Seize U.S.'

    02/09/2011 1:09:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 2/9/11 | Tom Blumer
    UPDATE: The full text of the referenced Dallas Morning News item, courtesy of Rich Noyes at the Media Research Center, is here (posted for fair use and discussion purposes). While looking for something else, I accidentally stumbled across a 2007 item in my blog's archives that makes the current soft media treatment of the Muslim Brotherhood even more outrageous than it already appears. In September of that year, the Dallas Morning News, covering the Holy Land Foundation terrorist funding trial, directly described what had been learned about the Muslim Brotherhood and its goals -- not in Egypt, but the in...
  • [Major] Dick Winters, of 'Band of Brothers' fame, dies

    01/09/2011 5:45:33 PM PST · by srmanuel · 31 replies
    Penn Live ^ | 01/09/11 | Penn Live
    <p>Major Dick Winters made famous by the HBO mini-Series Band of Brothers has died after a long illnes.</p>
  • NASA to make MAJOR ALIENS REVELATION this week

    11/30/2010 5:21:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 95 replies · 1+ views
    Register [London, UK] ^ | 11/30/10 | Lewis Page
    NASA has set the interwebs a-tremble with a teasing announcement to the global media that a news conference will be held in Washington DC on Thursday "to discuss an astrobiology finding that will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life". The space agency's routine ploy of trailing major briefings in advance has caused trouble before. In 2008, "revelations" that the White House had been informed of a NASA announcement's content before the media caused fevered speculation ahead of a briefing on data from the "Phoenix" polar Mars lander.
  • A College Education-What to Major In?

    11/22/2010 7:34:57 AM PST · by WebFocus · 45 replies
    Points and Figures ^ | 11/22/2010 | Jeff Carter
    There is a lot of debate these days on the cost and value of a college education. Maybe along with this debate, we ought to be rethinking how colleges are training students to compete in the global economy. Two blogs I have read recently have highlighted college education. Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit.com has highlighted several articles about college costs. From reading his links, one could conclude that the cost of college has risen substantially because of two economic factors. First, because of the increased wealth of the world, and the increased realization that economic returns to a college educated person...
  • Schwarzenegger signs major health care bills

    10/05/2010 1:12:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 1+ views
    business week ^ | 10/5/10 | ROBIN HINDERY
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday signed seven major health care-reform bills, including legislation establishing a Web-based insurance exchange that will allow consumers to comparison-shop for coverage. The governor's action makes California the first state to implement an oversight board for insurance exchange marketplaces since the new federal health care law was enacted earlier this year. Massachusetts implemented its exchange prior to reform. "For national reform to succeed, it will be up to the states to make it work, and California is moving forward on reforms that will provide affordable and quality health care insurance," Schwarzenegger said in a statement.
  • 10Major Garrett to Leave Fox News, Join 'National Journal' and Cover Congress

    08/25/2010 9:01:43 PM PDT · by Brytani · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Big Journalism ^ | August 25, 2010 | Big Journalism
    Skip past navigationOn a mobile phone? Check out m.twitter.com!Skip to navigationSkip to sign in form LoginJoin Twitter! What you have read is true. I am leaving Fox and the WH beat to join National Journal and go back to covering Congress about 11 hours ago via TweetDeck Retweeted by 74 people MajoratWH Major Garrett Footer © 2010 TwitterAbout UsContactBlogStatusGoodiesAPIBusinessHelpJobsTermsPrivacy
  • WHOA! Southern Cal earthquake!

    07/07/2010 4:59:17 PM PDT · by JRios1968 · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Did anyone in Southern California feel that one? Just now! In Mentone
  • General Boykin and Major Hasan

    04/23/2010 10:21:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 397+ views
    the american spectator ^ | 4/23/10 | Ken Blackwell
    The Obama administration recently issued a report from the Defense Department on the Fort Hood shootings of last November. The report has sparked controversy in Washington. On Capitol Hill, Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Sue Collins (R-Maine) are demanding more documents from the Pentagon. Lieberman chairs the Senate's Homeland Security Committee where Collins is the ranking member. Both senators sharply criticized the administration for its failure to turn over documents on the handling of Major Nidal Hasan. Lieberman and Collins are now issuing subpoenas to enforce their call for the documents. The Pentagon report on the Fort Hood shootings was...
  • First-Timer Sim Ready to Wave Australian Flag [Golf Ping: The Masters]

    03/09/2010 7:18:55 AM PST · by Zuben Elgenubi · 30 replies · 315+ views
    The Masters dot com ^ | March 8, 2010 | Bob Gillespie
    First-Timer Sim Ready to Wave Australian FlagMonday, March 8, 2010By Bob Gillespie Growing up, Michael Sim was a typical Australian child of the 1980s and ’90s, especially when it came to golf. He idolized Greg Norman – as a junior, he wore a broad-brimmed white hat similar to his hero’s – and the first week of each April, he would rise at 3 a.m. local time to see the Masters on television.He was not, of course, the only one. Practically his entire adopted homeland – Sim was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, but his family moved to Australia when Michael was 5...
  • USC basketball imposes major sanctions

    01/03/2010 11:49:39 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies · 564+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | 1/3/09 | Mike Hiserman
    USC this morning announced it has implemented self-imposed sanctions on its men's basketball program for NCAA rule violations related to O.J. Mayo. USC will be banned from the postseason this season, including participation in the Pacific 10 Conference basketball tournament. USC will also lose one scholarship for this season and next, and its coaches face limitations to recruiting.
  • Wife of Salvation Army pastor speaks of prayer for his killer (On XMAS eve by x2 YBMs)

    12/28/2009 8:44:48 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 8 replies · 775+ views
    www.ardemgaz.com ^ | 28 DEC 09 | EVIN DEMIREL
    ‘Work is not done,’ widow says Wife of Salvation Army pastor speaks of prayer for his killer EVIN DEMIREL ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE Leading a Sunday service in the building where her husband was shot and killed in a Christmas Eve robbery attempt, Salvation Army Major Cindy Wise said her mission to minister to the people in North Little Rock’s Baring Cross neighborhood has not changed. “I believe I have peace today because I know the work is not done here yet,” Wise told nearly 50 people on Sunday. Standing before the congregation in her navy blue uniform, she said she will...
  • Fort Hood Ground Zero for Innovative Mental Health Training (Guess Hasan wasn't a contributing MD)

    11/10/2009 9:28:07 PM PST · by Kukai · 26 replies · 1,239+ views
    ABC News ^ | November 06, 2009 5:35 PM | Whitney Lloyd
    ABC's Whitney Lloyd reports from New York: Fort Hood – where 13 soldiers were killed and 34 more shot by a fellow soldier yesterday – is at the forefront of an Army experiment to combat the emotional assault of war on soldiers. Major Nidal Malki Hasan, an Army psychiatrist who had treated soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, unleashed his own frustration and fear of an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan in a hail of bullets at Fort Hood – one of only two Army bases participating in a newly launched program to train soldiers in “emotional resiliency.” Opened just last...
  • Major Step In Making Better Stem Cells From Adult Tissue

    10/19/2009 6:19:42 AM PDT · by Salman · 6 replies · 373+ views
    Science Daily ^ | Oct. 19, 2009 | Science Daily
    A team led by scientists from The Scripps Research Institute has developed a method that dramatically improves the efficiency of creating stem cells from human adult tissue, without the use of embryonic cells. The research makes great strides in addressing a major practical challenge in the development of stem-cell-based medicine. The findings were published in an advance, online issue of the journal Nature Methods on October 18, 2009. The new technique, which uses three small drug-like chemicals, is 200 times more efficient and twice as fast as conventional methods for transforming adult human cells into stem cells (in this case...
  • Obama signs major Pakistan aid bill

    10/15/2009 12:15:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 347+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 10/15/09 | FOSTER KLUG
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Thursday signed into law a $7.5 billion aid package for Pakistan that the U.S.-ally's military criticized as American meddling in its internal affairs. The measure provides $1.5 billion annually over five years for economic and social programs and comes as Pakistan faces a string of violent militant attacks and bombings as its military orchestrates an offensive into the Taliban heartland.
  • Fox News Reporter Major Garrett Latest Celeb to contract H1N1

    10/13/2009 12:16:35 PM PDT · by 4BoysMom · 48 replies · 3,135+ views
    Mediaite ^ | 1.13.09 | Steve Krakauer
    It happened to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta. It may have happened to Anderson Cooper. After a summer of Celebrity Swine Flu Watch, Mediaite has learned Fox News White House correspondent Major Garrett is the latest reporter to contract the H1N1 virus, or Swine Flu.
  • HELP! Something Major Garrett Said

    09/08/2009 12:14:43 PM PDT · by eeevil conservative · 52 replies · 1,669+ views
    9/8/09 | eeevil conservative
    If I recall correctly, Major Garrett was discussing the Van Jones story and said something I found amazing. I thought he reported that the White House said that they knew about Jones' past and statements. The White House (or the President) claims that Van Jones was up front with them about these things, but they thought it would not be an issue. Does anyone else recall this?
  • Six dead as major earthquake strikes Indonesia

    09/02/2009 3:56:33 AM PDT · by kingattax · 1 replies · 433+ views
    CNN ^ | 9-2-09
    JAKARTA, Indonesia (CNN) -- Six people were killed in Indonesia after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Wednesday, officials said. The quake was initially categorized as magnitude 7.4 before being downgraded to 7.0 by geological officials. No details were immediately available about the deaths. At least 18 other people were injured around the capital, Jakarta, said Rustam Pakaya, a health ministry spokesman. A tsunami watch went into effect and quickly expired, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. It struck about 2:55 p.m. (3:55 a.m. ET) and was centered 242 km (150 miles) from Jakarta, according the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake...
  • 91ST PGA CHAMPIONSHIP LIVE THREAD

    08/11/2009 2:29:38 PM PDT · by cleveland gop · 69 replies · 1,256+ views
    http://www.pga2009.com ^ | 8/12/09 | PGA OF AMERICA
    The season's final major is here!!! The PGA comes back to Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, MN where 156 players get a crack at glory's last shot and try to walk away with the Wannamaker Trophy. Last time we were here, in 2002, little known and unheralded Rich Beem held off Tiger Woods for what is still regarded as one of the biggest suprises in major championship history. This time around Hazeltine will show off the longest course ever in history, playing at 7,674 yards at par of 72. 3 of the 4 par 5's on the course, numbers...
  • It looks like we won already and not just on any day, on Bastille day (0's Eligibility)

    07/14/2009 7:09:34 PM PDT · by balls · 96 replies · 2,698+ views
    Orly Taiz Esq. ^ | 7/14/2009 | Orly Taiz Esq.
    The army has revoked Major Stefan Cox's orders to report to Afganistan.
  • Major 'staggered' at changed Basra

    04/30/2009 9:04:28 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 16 replies · 925+ views
    BBC ^ | 4/30/09 | Caroline Wyatt
    Major Dickie Head looks bemused as we emerge from the safety of an armoured Iraqi Army Humvee and walk towards what was one of the most dangerous parts of Basra - now a small, but busy, market. This is the first time he has returned to this area since a tour of duty which saw him and his men engulfed in a vicious and lengthy battle near the city centre. His unit was trying to recover the bodies of the five British service-personnel killed when a Lynx helicopter was brought down by insurgents on 6 May 2006.
  • Welcome to the major leagues, President Obama

    02/04/2009 1:28:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies · 1,346+ views
    S.F Examiner ^ | 2-04-09 | editor
    There are multiple lessons to be gleaned by President Barack Obama from the withdrawal Tuesday of former Sen. Tom Daschle as the White House nominee for secretary of the Health and Human Services Department. Here are four: - What usually works in Chicago to quell ethics controversies doesn’t wash in the nation’s capital. You should think twice about advice you get in the future from your advisers, who thought your November aura was still sufficiently bright enough to get Daschle confirmed. They thought Daschle could just say he’s sorry he forgot to pay $128,000 in taxes owed for his use...
  • Naked Japan major nabbed with women's underwear

    11/07/2008 10:39:51 PM PST · by tlb · 13 replies · 1,147+ views
    Reuters ^ | Nov 7, 2008 | Chisa Fujioka
    TOKYO (Reuters) - A male Japanese air force major caught naked while shopping for women's underwear has been suspended from his duties for 10 days, a spokeswoman at his base said on Friday. The man, on his way home from a late-night farewell party for a colleague in early September, stripped off his clothes behind a convenience store before going in and buying panties and pantyhose. "He had just his wallet and his shoes on him," said the spokeswoman from the Matsushima air base in Miyagi, northern Japan. "He thought it would be funny if he went into the store...
  • Major turbulence ahead for airlines (More major airlines about to go under? ThX Dems&econuts!)

    06/26/2008 12:42:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 97+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 6/26/08 | Alexandra Marks
    New York - America's aviation system could be at risk of collapsing by the beginning of next year. --snip- .. there is agreement among airline officials and analysts that Washington and the two presidential candidates need to recognize the severity of the crisis and take some action now to avert an economically crippling collapse in the near future. "Unless something is done to move toward some kind of fix, we're going to see every one of our major airlines in bankruptcy," says Robert Crandall, former chairman of American Airlines. ... As a result of the spike upward in oil prices,...
  • Why We Serve: Army Major Wants to Share Her Success Story

    01/11/2008 3:21:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 120+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | Gerry J. Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2008 – Army Maj. Lisa L. Carter, a two-time Iraq veteran, wants to share her life’s success story with the American public. Army Maj. Lisa L. Carter. Defense Department photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Carter recalled her days as a single mother working at a post office in Atlanta while caring for her 2-year-old daughter a few years after her 1984 graduation from Fulton High School there. “I met a lot of retired military personnel” at the post office, Carter said, noting the veterans encouraged her to join the Army Reserve as a way...
  • Major Storm Causes Swath of Blackouts (at least 8 dead, almost 200,000 without power)

    12/23/2007 1:08:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies · 131+ views
    Daily Comet ^ | 12/23/07 | CARRIE ANTLFINGER
    Major Storm Causes Swath of BlackoutsBy CARRIE ANTLFINGER Associated Press Writer December 23. 2007 2:10PM Joshua Crowe, 28, uses a push broom to get his car out of the snow on Saturday Dec. 22, 2007, in Wichita, Kan. Parts of Kansas have been blanketed with snow for the second weekend in a row. (AP Photo/The Wichita Eagle, G. Marc Benavidez) MILWAUKEE Highways were hazardous for holiday travelers Sunday and thousands of homes and businesses had no electricity in the Midwest as a storm blew through the region with heavy snow and howling wind. At least eight deaths had been blamed...
  • Major Goes 'Above and Beyond' for Afghan Kids

    11/14/2007 11:30:16 AM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 94+ views
    ARMY.MIL/News ^ | Elizabeth M. Lorge
    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Nov. 13, 2007) - When he heard he was deploying to Afghanistan with the 25th Infantry Division in 2004, Maj. Todd Schmidt focused on his mission, but he also immediately began planning how he could help the impoverished Afghan people. That desire became Operation Dreamseed, a nonprofit organization that has distributed hundreds of tons of school supplies to local children. Monday he was recognized by the United Service Organization and Microsoft Corp. with the Above and Beyond Award in the Everyday Difference category. The awards recognize the contributions of American citizens who brighten the lives of...
  • Atlantic City mayor was at Carrier Clinic

    10/09/2007 1:30:00 PM PDT · by Joiseydude · 14 replies · 580+ views
    The Star-Ledger ^ | Tuesday October 09, 2007
    The mayor of Atlantic City whose mysterious absence sparked political chaos and national intrigue was at a rehabilitation facility in Somerset County, his attorney said today. Robert Levy spent the start of his 13-day disappearance from public life at the Carrier Clinic in Belle Mead, his attorney told the Press of Atlantic City for a report on its Web site. Attorney Edwin J. Jacobs said Levy checked into the clinic on Sept. 26 or 27, and returned to Atlantic City last week, the newspaper reported. The 60-year-old mayor has been convalescing in his Venice Park home since Thursday, Jacobs told...
  • The Latest Fad In Public Schools [Choose a Major]

    08/28/2007 9:09:24 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 24 replies · 323+ views
    CWN ^ | August 29, 2007 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Every few years a new fad sweeps across the public schools. We've had self-esteem, new math, whole language, New Age, outcome-based education, school-to-work, mental health screening, school-based clinics, global education, diversity, multiculturalism, and early childhood education. The newest public school fad was announced last week on the front page of the New York Times, so educators must be taking it seriously. If it hasn't come to your town yet, no doubt it will come soon. Freshmen at Dwight Morrow High School in New Jersey, starting this fall, must declare a major, and they must take at least one course in...
  • Major Quake Likely In Middle East, Survey Finds

    07/26/2007 1:42:31 PM PDT · by blam · 44 replies · 1,129+ views
    National Geographic ^ | 7-26-2007 | Kate Ravilious
    Major Quake Likely in Middle East, Survey Finds Kate Ravilious for National Geographic News July 26, 2007 In A.D. 551, a massive earthquake devastated the coast of Phoenicia, now Lebanon. The disaster is well-documented, but scientists had struggled over the years to locate the earthquake fault. Now a new underwater survey has uncovered the fault and shown that it moves approximately every 1,500 years—which means a disaster is due any day now. "It is just a matter of time before a destructive tsunami hits this region again," said Iain Stewart, an earthquake expert at the University of Plymouth in the...
  • Leave of absence for major who disappeared (Bizzare Case of Maj Jill Metzger)

    06/21/2007 8:33:22 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 46 replies · 4,765+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 15 June 07 | None listed
    Leave of absence for major who disappeared Officer serving at Manas said she was kidnapped HENDERSON, N.C. — The Air Force officer who disappeared in Kyrgyzstan in September and reappeared three days later will take a leave of absence from the military to spend time with her husband, her mother said Tuesday. Maj. Jill Metzger talks with family members in September 2006 after arriving at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Metzger's mother said the major will start an 18-month leave from the military to spend more time with her husband. A Moody spokesman said he could not discuss Metzger's status....