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  • NYPD Under No Obligation To Protect Citizens

    03/05/2014 8:42:36 AM PST · by Teotwawki · 40 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | March 5,2014 | Bob Livingston
    New York City policemen are under no obligation to protect the city’s denizens from harm. So says the city in response to a lawsuit by a man who was attacked on the subway by a man with a knife. Joseph Lozito said police officers Terrance Howell and Tamara Taylor, who were on the subway at the same time, ignored Maksim Gelman as he stormed about the subway in a drug-fueled rage. They even dismissed other passengers who tried to warn them about Gelman’s actions. Lozito identified Gelman as the man who approached him telling him he was going to die...
  • Democrats Introduce Bill to ‘Protect Children’ From Electronic Cigarettes

    02/27/2014 8:04:02 AM PST · by Cheerio · 50 replies
    FreeBeacon ^ | February 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Senate Democrats introduced legislation on Wednesday that would ban marketing electronic cigarettes to teens. Despite their admission that the health implications of electronic cigarettes “are not yet clear,” Senators Barbara Boxer (D., Calif.), Dick Durbin (D., Ill.), Tom Harkin (D., Iowa), Richard Blumenthal (D., Conn.), and Edward Markey (D., Mass.) introduced the bill to “protect children” from the smoking simulators.
  • Subway Stabbing Victim Can't Sue NYPD For Failing To Save Him(feet away, no duty to protect0

    08/03/2013 6:54:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 76 replies
    gothamist.com ^ | 26 July, 2013 | Rebecca Fishbein
    A man who was brutally stabbed by Brooklyn subway slasher Maksim Gelman two years ago had his negligence case against the city dismissed in court yesterday, despite the fact that two transit officers had locked themselves in a motorman's car only a few feet from him at the time of the attack. Gelman stabbed Joseph Lozito in the face, neck, hands and head on an uptown 3 train in February 2011, after fatally stabbing four people and injuring three others in a 28-hour period. Lozito, a father of two and an avid martial arts fan, was able to tackle Gelman...
  • Snowden: More Public Servant than Criminal

    06/12/2013 1:25:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | June 12, 2013 | Professor Peter Morici
    The revelation that the National Security Agency is tracking every phone call each American makes, and broadly mining internet data puts President Obama at the center of yet another controversy. He and supporters in the Republican leadership, not Edward Snowden, are making themselves villains. Two sets of issues are central. Do NSA practices strike a reasonable balance between the threats posed by global terrorism and right to privacy? Are these the least intrusive necessary? Are safeguards against abuse adequate? Will Edward Snowden be thrown in jail for revealing classified information under the Espionage Act or other statutes? The president argues...
  • First verified lie from Ed Snowden

    06/12/2013 1:58:38 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 143 replies
    blackfive.net ^ | 6-12-2013 | Uncle Jimbo
    NSA leaker Ed Snowden claimed to have broken both of his legs while training for Special Forces. "In 2003, he enlisted in the US army and began a training program to join the Special Forces. Invoking the same principles that he now cites to justify his leaks, he said: "I wanted to fight in the Iraq war because I felt like I had an obligation as a human being to help free people from oppression"." That is simply not true as the statement from the Special Warfare Center & School below clearly points out. "Snowden was never a student at...
  • GOP Rep Pleads To Benghazi Whistleblowers: 'We Will Protect You'

    05/01/2013 7:35:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/30/13 | fox
    Video at link
  • Protect 2A: Add your voice to protect the 2nd Amendment

    04/09/2013 7:41:40 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 15 replies
    Mike Lee Senate Website ^ | 4-9-13 | US Senator Mike Lee
    Americans know the true meaning and purpose of the Second Amendment is to guarantee our right to self-defense in our system of self-government. I would like to invite the millions of Americans who believe it is important to protect the Second Amendment to share their stories about what the Second Amendment means to them and why they feel the Senate should protect their rights. Please fill out the following form to add your voice to the effort to protect the Second Amendment. (Simple form to leave input at the website)
  • The Puppetmasters Behind the Military Action in Libya ( Soros - Who else? )

    04/01/2011 12:02:31 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 20 replies · 1+ views
    The New American ^ | March 25th | Raven Clabough
    President Obama’s actions in Libya were already suspicious for a number of reasons. First, during Obama’s presidential campaign, he asserted that his priority was to get America out of the two wars it was already fighting. Second, Obama was a staunch critic of the Bush administration for unconstitutionally embarking on a war without congressional approval — an action of which President Obama is now guilty. Finally, as the economy is teetering on collapse, one would assume the last thing the President would want is to have to fund a third war. And yet here we are. However, once we delve...
  • Media Matters Calls for Gun Control, Carries Illegal Guns to Protect Its Founder

    01/28/2013 8:55:13 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 5 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | January 28, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Gun control isn’t about banning guns, it’s about banning people who aren’t well-connected from having guns. If you’re a Wal-Mart shopper then you’re not supposed to have a gun. If you’re David Brock, then that’s a whole other story… A staffer at left-wing Media Matters for America committed numerous felonies in the District of Columbia and around the country by carrying a firearm to defend the organization’s founder, David Brock, The Daily Caller has learned. -SNIP-TheDC has learned that by that time, Brock had armed his assistant — who had no permit to carry a concealed firearm — with a...
  • Obama Glad “Men With Guns” Protect His Girls…

    02/15/2012 8:34:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    weasel zippers ^ | 2/15/12 | zip
    Via Beltway Confidential: President Obama wants tighter gun control laws, but he does appreciate that armed Secret Service agents protect his daughters every day on their way to school. “It might come in handy to have these super locks,” Obama joked at Master Lock in Wisconsin, noting that he will soon have two teenage daughters. “For now, I’m just counting on the fact that when they go to school there are men with guns with them.”
  • Social responsibility

    02/04/2012 10:31:53 PM PST · by kathsua · 1 replies
    The Hutchinson News ^ | 1/31/12 | JIM AND DIANNE CANNON
    As Hutchinson News subscribers, we were saddened to read its editorial in the Jan. 23 edition titled "Socially irresponsible." In the United States each day over 3,800 little boys and girls are legally murdered through abortion. These children are human beings like your own child or grandchild. We read that little human beings in China, India and other areas are killed after birth because they are the wrong gender or an economic burden, much as U.S. babies are aborted daily when considered an economic or lifestyle liability by their parent(s). Ironically it seems acceptable to abort a child before birth,...
  • First Lady: Kagan, Sotomayor Will Protect Right to ‘Love Whomever We Choose’ (barfus maximus)

    10/26/2011 7:03:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 10/26/11 | Fred Lucas
    First Lady Michelle Obama told two audiences at Democratic fundraising events on Tuesday that the justices her husband appointed to the Supreme Court will protect the right to “love whomever we choose.” She also said these justices would protect “privacy”—presumably a reference to the “right to privacy” the court invoked in the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in the United States. “Let’s not forget what it meant when my husband appointed those two brilliant Supreme Court justices,
  • Soros, Obama & 'Responsibility to Protect' (Flashback)

    09/01/2011 10:57:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/30/2011 | Frank Gaffney, Fox
    Frank Gaffney appears on Fox Business News with Eric Bolling to discuss the civil war in Libya. First, Aaron Klein of WND reports on Samantha Power's relationship with far-leftist George Soros and their common affinity for the 'Responsibility to Protect' provision in the UN's Libya resolution. The left correctly sees this 'Responsibility to Protect' as a blow to American sovereignty; it's time all Americans get to know the implications of this dangerous new precedent.
  • Protect Pets from Physical, Emotional Stresses in the Days After an Earthquake or Other Disaster

    08/25/2011 1:51:09 PM PDT · by MosesmomS · 12 replies
    Associated Content ^ | August 25, 2011 | Jayn Bigler
    Earthquakes. Hurricanes. Tornadoes. Floods. Fires. Some natural disasters can be anticipated. Others can't, but we can prepare for them - and our emergency plans should include our pets. In the wake of large disasters in recent years, even federal, state and local emergency managers have realized the importance of providing information for pet owners and including the welfare of animals in their own plans. Probably one thing that many pet owners don't think about with those plans are the dangers that pets are susceptible to in the hours and days immediately following the destruction from a disaster.
  • Police: Man attacks wife during divorce hearing

    04/19/2011 1:10:29 PM PDT · by Realman30 · 132 replies
    AP ^ | 04-19-11 | AP
    Authorities say a former Marine has been charged with domestic violence and battery after he attacked his wife during a divorce hearing in south Florida. (April 19)
  • A WV Momma Grizzly protects the children

    03/18/2011 4:05:35 AM PDT · by mountaineer1997 · 19 replies
    WCHS ^ | 3/18/2011 | Leslie Rubin
    The grandmother of an elementary student attacks a masturbating pedophile outside her school, chases him, and police capture the perpetrator. Great story of an individual taking care of our young at great risk for herself.
  • Republican Rep. Thad Viers Selling Out Gun Ownrs in South Carolina

    03/04/2011 8:36:11 PM PST · by Big Labor Hater · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3-5-11 | NAGR
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWa76N5B1_0
  • Protect The Borders of Illinois

    02/24/2011 11:03:25 AM PST · by Jack Wilson · 12 replies
    FaceBook ^ | 2/24/2011 | Jack Wilson
    Lately Illinois has been overrun by Democrats fleeing their legislative duties. First they came from Wisconsin, then they came from Indiana. We are 'full up' on tax-raising, union supporting budget busters. If you see any of these individuals, watch your wallets!
  • Obama administration moves to protect polar bear

    11/25/2010 10:22:03 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies
    La Times ^ | 11/24/10 | Matthew Daly
    The Obama administration is setting aside 187,000 square miles in Alaska as a "critical habitat" for polar bears, an action that could restrict future offshore drilling for oil and gas. The total, which includes large areas of sea ice off the Alaska coast, is about 13,000 square miles, or 8.3 million acres, less than in a preliminary plan released last year. Tom Strickland, assistant secretary for fish, wildlife and parks at the Interior Department, said the designation would help polar bears stave off extinction, recognizing that the greatest threat is the melting of Arctic sea ice caused by climate change....
  • Officials kill grizzly bears to head-off lawsuits before they arise

    08/01/2010 8:58:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 106 replies · 21+ views
    Bear Attack Examiner ^ | July 31, 2010 | Dave Smith
    Wildlife officials have killed a grizzly bear in Wyoming and a grizzly bear in Montana to head-off potential lawsuits. The Montana grizzly killed and partially consumed Kevin Kammer at a Gallatin National Forest campground near Cooke City, Mont. on July 29. The Wyoming grizzly killed 70 year-old botanist Erwin Evert on June 17 on the Shoshone National Forest near the East Entrance of Yellowstone National Park. The circumstances were quite different, but the decision to kill the bears was undoubtedly influenced by a 1996 court case over the terrible bear mauling of 16 year-old Anna Knochel at a U.S. Forest...
  • Obama says doing everything to protect Gulf

    05/27/2010 10:25:37 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 547+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/27/10 | AP
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says the government is in charge of the response to the Gulf oil spill, not the oil company BP. Obama says all steps BP takes to end the huge spill must be approved in advance by the government. Obama says his administration will do whatever is needed to protect and restore the Gulf Coast from this "unprecedented disaster."
  • READY TO REVOLT: Oath Keepers pledges to prevent dictatorship in United States

    10/18/2009 9:22:55 PM PDT · by USALiberty · 16 replies · 1,540+ views
    LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL ^ | Oct. 18, 2009 | ALAN MAIMON
    Depending on your perspective, the Oath Keepers are either strident defenders of liberty or dangerous peddlers of paranoia. In the age of town halls, talk radio and tea parties, middle ground of opinion is hard to find. Launched in March by Las Vegan Stewart Rhodes, Oath Keepers bills itself as a nonpartisan group of current and retired law enforcement and military personnel who vow to fulfill their oaths to the Constitution. More specifically, the group's members, which number in the thousands, pledge to disobey orders they deem unlawful, including directives to disarm the American people and to blockade American cities....
  • Iraqi River Police protect key waterways

    09/06/2009 1:28:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 416+ views
    BAGHDAD — Iraqi River Police (IRP) conducted operations here on the Tigris River to hone their skills in keeping Iraq’s waterways safe from terrorists, Sept. 1. The mission of the IRP is to provide search and rescue, safety patrol, and counter smuggling operations along the waterways of Iraq. Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq advisors, mentors and trainers help the IRP accomplish this mission. There are two advisors at the River Patrol. One is responsible for teaching waterborne operations, how to pilot the boats, and how to use the boats to conduct the operations found in the mission statement. The second advisor...
  • Combined Forces Protect Civilians, Seize Weapons

    08/28/2009 4:14:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 227+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2009 – Afghan forces and troops of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force protected civilians from insurgent attacks, seized an enemy weapons stockpile and detained two suspected militants in recent operations in Afghanistan. Afghan and ISAF forces protected civilians in Nuristan province’s Barge Matal district yesterday after militants launched a series of attacks targeting civilians, a girls’ school and buildings near the district center. The combined forces maneuvered to engage the militants and requested close-air support during the eight-hour battle. Two Afghan soldiers and an Afghan police officer died in the battle. One civilian was wounded by...
  • Coordinated Effort Protects Afghan Voters

    08/21/2009 4:06:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 239+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Marcos Alices, USA
    ZABUL PROVINCE, Afghanistan, Aug. 21, 2009 – As Afghans took to the streets yesterday to exercise their right to vote authorities here worked together to provide security for polling stations across the province. The Afghan National Army, Afghan National Police and NATO International Security Assistance Force servicemembers coordinated security for more than 40 polling stations. “The strong coordination of [Afghan and NATO] forces in Zabul to protect the people allowed them to vote for their favorite candidate,” Gov. Mohammad Ashraf Naseri said. Coordination for most of the election took place at the province’s Operations Coordination and Cooperation Center, which serves...
  • Directive Re-emphasizes Protecting Afghan Civilians

    07/06/2009 5:17:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 325+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 6, 2009 – A new tactical directive for coalition forces serving in Afghanistan re-emphasizes the importance of preventing civilian casualties. Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, commander of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan, released the directive July 2. It builds on previous tactics and is much clearer about use of close-air support, searching Afghan houses and protecting Afghan cultural and religious sensitivities. All coalition forces in Afghanistan must follow the directive. Taliban fighters use a tactic of engaging coalition forces from positions that expose Afghan civilians to danger. Close-air support of coalition and Afghan personnel...
  • Protect Isabella Coalition

    05/28/2009 1:04:00 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 2 replies · 781+ views
    http://protectisabella.com/ ^ | May 28,2009 | protectisabella.com
      Join the Protect Isabella Coalition Help us stop judicial tyranny and see that Virginia's marriage laws work for Isabella and other children like her!   Six-year-old Isabella Miller did not arrive in the world in "the usual way." Her "dad" is an anonymous sperm donor. The only father she really has known is her Heavenly Father, thanks to the love and godly teaching of her real (biological) mother and role model, Lisa Miller. Though Lisa was residing in Virginia at the time of Isabella's conception and birth, she was not considered "married" under Virginia's constitution. She had a...
  • Politics

    05/17/2009 9:14:15 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 1 replies · 219+ views
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 05-18-09 | stolinsky
    No need to worry about mass-murdering terrorists − the government is scaling back surveillance of overseas communications and planning to close Guantanamo. No need to worry about nuclear weapons in the hands of unstable tyrants in North Korea and Iran − the government is scaling back our nuclear weapons. No need to worry about drug-dealing street gangs − the government is scaling back the already inadequate control of our borders. If the government no longer worries about these problems, why should we? So rest easy. You need not fear to go out tonight, lest Martha Stewart accost you and offer...
  • Investing? Here's the Safe Option

    03/06/2009 6:26:29 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 17 replies · 657+ views
    NBC5.com CHICAGO ^ | March 5, 2009 | EUGENE SILVER
    Investing? Here's the Safe Option By EUGENE SILVER Updated 11:12 AM CST, Thu, Mar 5, 2009 Safes are becoming popular again, due to unpredictable financial markets. Afraid that cash isn't secure even behind the thick walls of banks, more people are turning to something that has protected money since the days of Jesse James and Bonnie and Clyde: safes. Enlarge Photo Safes are becoming popular again, due to unpredictable financial markets. Safes are Flying Off the Shelves Watch Video Safes are becoming popular, again. The metal vaults are so popular in some part of the country that shopper are depleting...
  • Terrorists' assignment: Protect Barack Obama

    07/21/2008 5:49:19 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 26 replies · 272+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Posted: July 20, 2008 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – Members of the most active West Bank terror organization are set to serve in security forces being deployed to protect Sen. Barack Obama during his trip to the West Bank tomorrow, WND has learned.
  • Armed CCW Permit Holders Coming To The Rescue (Concealed Carry protects us again)

    05/28/2008 10:47:24 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 29 replies · 133+ views
    Pat Dollard ^ | 5/28 | drillanwr
    On Sunday May 25, 2008 at approximately 2:30 a.m. the Winnemucca Police Department was dispatched to the Players Bar and Grill located at 1062 South Grass Valley Road on the report of numerous shots fired and multiple gunshot victims. A combined law enforcement team consisting of Officers from the Winnemucca Police Department and Deputies from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office responded to the dispatch call and secured the scene. There were approximately 300 patrons in and around the bar. No shots were fired by law enforcement during the incident. The officers on scene discovered three adult males who had died...
  • Heart can protect itself from injury

    01/09/2008 3:57:20 PM PST · by jdm · 3 replies · 68+ views
    UPI ^ | Jan. 09, 2008 | Staff
    CINCINNATI , Ohio, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Brief periods of blocked blood flow may pre-condition the heart to survive a full-blown heart attack, a U.S. researcher found. The study, published in the American Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulatory Physiology, linked underlying molecular mechanisms -- known as the JAK-STAT pathway -- found to aid the body in fighting infection may also be active in protecting the heart from debilitating injury from a heart attack. "These mini stress tests appear to push the heart muscle into an adaptive state where it gets used to how long-stress feels," Dr. Karyn Butler of...
  • Green tea may protect against colon cancer (Polyphenon E)

    12/07/2007 4:35:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 379+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 12/7/07 | Megan Rauscher
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - An extract of green tea wards off colorectal cancer, animal experiments show. According to research reported at the Sixth International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention, sponsored by the American Association for Cancer Research, a standardized green tea polyphenol preparation (Polyphenon E) limits the growth of colorectal tumors in rats treated with a substance that causes the cancer. "Our findings show that rats fed a diet containing Polyphenon E are less than half as likely to develop colon cancer," Dr. Hang Xiao, from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey,...
  • Boiled nuts help protect against illness (Peanuts)

    10/26/2007 9:39:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 98 replies · 158+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/26/07 | AP
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - For lovers of boiled peanuts, there's some good news from the health front. A new study by a group of Huntsville researchers found that boiled peanuts bring out up to four times more chemicals that help protect against disease than raw, dry or oil-roasted nuts. Lloyd Walker, chair of Alabama A&M University's Department of Food and Animal Sciences who co-authored the study, said these phytochemicals have antioxidant qualities that protect cells against the risk of degenerative diseases, including cancers, diabetes and heart disease. "Boiling is a better method of preparing peanuts in order to preserve these phytochemicals,"...
  • CA: Governor urges stricter rules to protect wilderness areas (more restrictions on forest roads)

    08/13/2007 9:11:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 459+ views
    Riverside Press-Enterprise ^ | 8/13/07 | Paige Austin
    Gov. Schwarzenegger recently escalated a battle of words with federal officials over how to manage the remaining wilderness areas in Southern California's national forests. In an August letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Schwarzenegger accused the federal government of not doing enough to make sure wilderness in the San Bernardino, Cleveland, Angeles and Los Padres national forests is protected from road construction. The state and environmental groups want more restrictions on forest roads than are outlined in new forest management plans, 10- to 15-year master plans for land use in the forests. Schwarzenegger charged the federal government with not...
  • Apache Crews Protect Ground Soldiers During Iraq Operations

    08/06/2007 4:37:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 417+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2007 – Multinational Division Baghdad helicopter crews killed four armed insurgents yesterday in northwestern Baghdad. The team of two Apaches from 4th Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, was providing area security for 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Infantry Regiment, troops when the unit came under small-arms fire. The encounter began when Apache pilots saw five insurgents with weapons maneuvering through alleyways. After being cleared by the ground unit, the Apache crews engaged the insurgents, killing four and wounding one. "(Insurgents) think they can engage coalition forces and escape, but they cannot outrun the deadly effects of our Apaches,"...
  • I Will Protect You, Sarkozy Tells France As His Flame Burns Again On Last Day Of Campaigning

    04/20/2007 4:57:42 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 734+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 4-21-2007 | Angelique Chrisafis
    I will protect you, Sarkozy tells France as his flame burns again on last day of campaigning · Frontrunner talks tough on immigration and crime· Campaigning style will dominate runoff Angelique Chrisafis in Marseille Saturday April 21, 2007The Guardian(UK) On a stage facing a sea of tricolour flags stood a small figure in a pinstriped suit hailed as the greatest orator in France. Slicing the air with both hands and jabbing his finger, he waved his arms like an orchestra conductor, whipping the crowd into a frenzy as he promised a France that would no longer hate itself, that would...
  • Protecting Rice: The Planet's Most Important Food Source

    03/21/2007 5:20:19 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 456+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 3-21-2007 | International Rice Research Instutute
    Source: International Rice Research Institute Date: March 21, 2007 Protecting Rice: The Planet's Most Important Food Source Science Daily — An unprecedented new agreement --part of an aggressive move to safeguard the world's food production - aims to protect thousands of the world's unique rice varieties. The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the Rome-based Global Crop Diversity Trust announced the historic new agreement at a special dedication ceremony at IRRI's Genetic Resources Center, which houses more than 100,000 samples of rice, the biggest and most important such collection in the world. The funding agreement is expected to help conserve...
  • Iraqi Police, Army Cooperate to Protect Pilgrims

    03/12/2007 6:07:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 192+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 12, 2007 – Iraqi army and police forces worked together to provide security for the more than 6 million pilgrims traveling to Karbala to observe the Shiite ritual of Arbaeen, officials in Baghdad said today. Anti-Iraqi forces targeted the pilgrims, and they were successful in a number of cases, most notably with a car bomb that killed more than 100 pilgrims on March 6. Iraqi Brig. Gen. Kassim Atta al-Moussawi said during a news conference in Baghdad today that, all told, insurgents killed more than 150 pilgrims. Arbaeen marks the end of 40 days of mourning for...
  • Iraqi, Coalition Forces partner to protect Iraq’s economic future: Oil

    02/25/2007 12:13:59 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 595+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Spc. Mike Alberts
    A Soldier with the Iraqi Army’s 1st Strategic Infrastructure Brigade takes aim as his marksmanship instructor coaches him during a live-fire rifle training event at Forward Operating Base Gains Mills. KIRKUK -- Iraq’s economic future depends on producing, refining and selling its most valuable natural resource, oil. As such, Iraq’s most valuable human resource is arguably the Soldiers who protect that oil. The Iraqi Army’s 1st  Strategic Infrastructure Brigade ensures that both crude and refined oil flows through critical pipeline infrastructure in the northern Kirkuk Province of Iraq, and military transition team Soldiers of the 25th Infantry Division’s 3rd Infantry...
  • Iraqi Police Train to Lead, Protect

    02/15/2007 4:39:36 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 223+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Maj. Eric Verzola
    Iraqi police officers practice firing their weapons under the watchful eyes of Iraqi police liaison officers and law enforcement officers from the United States during training at Forward Operating Base Kalsu, Iraq, Feb. 1 -10. U.S. Army photo by Maj. Eric Verzola Iraqi Police Train to Lead, Protect Course helps officers maintain proficiency in common-core and police-specific tasks. By Maj. Eric Verzola 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) 25th Infantry Division KALSU, Iraq, Feb. 15, 2007 -- Iraqi policemen from the Babil and Karbala provinces took a big step on the journey towards Provincial Iraqi Control on Feb. 10. "The...
  • More Texas National Guard Called Up to Protect U.S.-Mexico Border

    01/24/2007 9:42:55 PM PST · by SandRat · 18 replies · 466+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2007 – More than 600 Texas National Guardsmen were activated by the state’s governor Jan. 22 to support a surge operation targeting crime and international drug and human trafficking along the state’s 1,200-mile border with Mexico. The soldiers are activated in support of Operation Wrangler, an interagency law enforcement operation that involves 6,800 federal, state and local officials, according to a release by Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s office. These soldiers are in addition to the 1,700 Texas Guardsmen federally activated in support Operation Jump Start, a beef-up of National Guard troops along the U.S.-Mexico border aimed...
  • Coast Guard drops shooting plan (Military Exercises on Lake Erie)

    12/19/2006 7:39:27 AM PST · by EBH · 6 replies · 326+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 12/19/2006 | Michael Sangiacomo
    The U.S. Coast Guard has scuttled a plan to fire live ammunition into Lake Erie and the other Great Lakes following a tidal wave of protest from environmental groups and others. But the plan is not dead. A Coast Guard spokesman said Monday that officials would re-examine the proposal and look into other ways to allow live-fire training on and off the Great Lakes. The Coast Guard wanted to establish 34 zones on the Great Lakes, four on Lake Erie, where crews could practice machine gun firing two or three times a year, for two to six hours at a...
  • Cats And Dogs Protect Kids From Stomach Bugs

    09/16/2006 4:39:56 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 1,221+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 9-15-2006 | Matt Kaplan
    Cats and dogs protect kids from stomach bugs 11:43 15 September 2006 NewScientist.com news service Matt Kaplan Pets can protect their young owners against common stomach bugs, according to new research. Jane Heyworth at the University of Western Australia in Crawley, and colleagues found that incidences of gastroenteritis – commonly called stomach flu – were significantly lower in young children living in homes with pets, than those living without. For six weeks, the team closely observed 965 children aged four to six, noting incidences of nausea, diarrhoea, and vomiting. Children that had a cat or dog in their household were...
  • California selects plan to protect ocean wildlife

    08/15/2006 10:34:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 413+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/15/06 | Marcus Wohlsen - ap
    A network of reserves to protect California's rich array of marine wildlife moved closer to becoming a reality on Tuesday after a state panel selected a plan to put large swaths of coastal waters off-limits to fishing. The Fish and Game Commission voted at a packed meeting in Monterey to ban both commercial and recreational fishing across more than 200 square miles between Santa Barbara and Half Moon Bay, just south of San Francisco. The plan still must undergo a final environmental review before it goes into effect. The new protected areas likely would not become official until at least...
  • Ranchers want border fence to protect cattle herds

    08/04/2006 6:46:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 659+ views
    Back in the 1970s, it was a major event when a Mexican cow would wander on to the Palominas border-front ranch of Jack Ladd and his son, John. But after tightened border security in San Diego and El Paso began to funnel illegal immigration though Arizona in the early 1990s, holes began to appear more regularly along the 10 miles of barbed-wire fence separating the ranch from Mexico. The holes, cut by individual migrants or blasted out by fence-crashing vehicles, also created an easy passageway for cattle. So, in an effort to keep Mexican cows out and their own cows...
  • Protect Marriage Illinois files Federal Complaint, Errors by Cook Co, City of Chicago, and SBE

    08/01/2006 10:48:48 PM PDT · by TheEaglehasLanded · 1 replies · 420+ views
    www.ProtectMarriageIllinois.com ^ | July 28, 2006 | David Smith
    Uncovered: Many Errors by Election Clerks Protect Marriage Illinois and the Illinois Family Institute recently filed a complaint in Federal Court to protect the rights of Illinois citizens who have, in good faith, petitioned their government for a Marriage Protection Referendum to be placed on the Illinois General Election ballot on November 7, 2006. Background For the past three weeks PMI, IFI and dozens of good hearted volunteers have been analyzing thousands of signatures -- signatures that were "invalidated" by various Illinois Election Authorities (Boards of Election in Chicago, Cook, DuPage, Stark and others) in a random sample of PMI's...
  • America Supports You: Group Helps to Protect Servicemembers

    05/09/2006 4:17:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 205+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 9, 2006 – A nonprofit group founded and organized by a U.S. Navy veteran is protecting troops on the front lines against severe head trauma by mobilizing citizens to support deployed servicemembers. Operation Helmet, led by Dr. Robert Meaders, a former naval flight surgeon, ophthalmologist and dive master, has been providing Kevlar helmet upgrade kits to troops since February 2004, and today the America Supports You member has provided nearly 4,800 soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines with the kits. "My grandson, a Marine combat engineer at the time, was told by a gunnery sergeant during training for...
  • Iraqi, U.S. Troops Team up to Protect Pipelines

    04/11/2006 4:29:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 317+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Capt. Lyn Graves
    Iraqi, U.S. Troops Team up to Protect Pipelines Bastogne soldiers of 101st Airborne Division train Iraqi battalion to guard oil pipelines. By Capt. Lyn Graves 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment KIRKUK, Iraq, April 11, 2006 — The Iraqi Strategic Infrastructure Battalion soldier stands on top of a liquid gold mine. That is, he stands atop six percent of the world’s known oil reserve, deep beneath the sands of northern Iraq, in and around Kirkuk. "This is very different, so it will take us time to adapt and to learn this new way; but, this new way is better, more...
  • Coalition Trains Iraqi Police to Protect Leaders

    04/10/2006 5:43:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 242+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Petty Officer 2nd Class John J. Pistone
    Red smoke simulates an explosion as Iraqi Center for Dignitary Protection officers practice motorcade ambush drills in Baghdad, March 29, 2006. Multinational Security Transition Command—Iraq photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class John J. Pistone Coalition Trains Iraqi Police to Protect Leaders Although the Iraqi police officers are training to protect their country's leaders,they believe they are also training to protect the future of Iraq. By U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class John J. Pistone Multinational Security Transition Command—Iraq BAGHDAD, April 10, 2006 — On a small base in Baghdad a group of men are training to be...