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  • The Birth of the Greatest Shepherd

    12/24/2014 9:13:23 AM PST · by BornToBeAmerican
    I found this searching for Jesus saves All. What a wonderful article. Jesus will ALWAYS be the greatest *Gift*

    04/06/2013 4:48:22 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 12 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 4-06-13 | Jedediah
    Jesus only did the Father's will ! Do not be disarmed by others any more or care for their concerns but be filled with MY will for you, for in this alone shall you be able to do all things. You see it is in this place where truly the flesh dies yet I remain and this IS complete surrender as true as the sky is blue for in my atmosphere all else pales to compare for My Glory even rests here ! I establish all things so where I AM you "MUST BE" and begin to inhabit for "I...
  • 'Obamacare' saves consumers nearly $1.5 billion

    12/05/2012 6:06:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 115 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 12/5/12
    Washington — Consumers saved nearly $1.5 billion in 2011 as a result of rules in President Obama´s healthcare law that limit what insurance companies can spend on expenses unrelated to medical care, including profit, a new analysis shows. Much of those savings — an estimated $1.1 billion — came in rebates to consumers required because insurers had exceeded the required limits. The study by the New York-based Commonwealth Fund also suggests that the Affordable Care Act forced insurers to become more efficient by limiting their administrative expenses, a key goal of the 2010 law. In some cases, insurers passed savings...
  • Greece – the Prelude to the Fall

    02/15/2012 10:28:48 PM PST · by Razzz42 · 4 replies
    Armstrong Economics ^ | February 15, 2012 | Martin Armstrong
    [W]HILE Greece has been criticized for just about everything, especially about going on a debt binge, to be fair, that is the kettle calling the pot black. Let’s be honest. ALL Western governments have been doing the same thing. Greece is merely the PRELUDE to the Decline & Fall of Western Society. This is always about politicians and their inability to manage anything whatsoever. It always comes down to their personal self-interests and until we reform our political systems BARRING reelection of ALL politicians to prevent a political class from rising, then politicians will always say: “Vote for me and...
  • Fast-Acting Passerby Saves Brooklyn Synagogue From Arsonist Attack In Broad Daylight

    10/03/2011 3:02:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies ^ | 10/3/11 | Reuven Blau / NY Daily News
    A couple of quick-thinking mensches saved a Brooklyn synagogue from burning down Sunday morning after an arsonist set fire to the wooden lectern. Yitzchok Friedman, 30, was changing the tire on his minivan at 10 a.m. when he spotted smoke billowing out of the Krasna Bais Medrash, located at 1462 38th St. in Borough Park. "I right away opened the door. I covered my face with my jacket," he told the Daily News hours afterward. After a quick look, he stepped back to dial 911 and grabbed a fire extinguisher from a paper goods store across the street. Moshe Friedlander,...
  • CME Saves The Best For Friday 6 PM Last, Lowers Treasury Bond Margins

    06/03/2011 4:32:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 6/3/11 | Tyler Durden
    Just in case the broad speculator public did not get the message earlier this week after the CME lowered ES margins, just in time for the market to sell off and send realized vol surging (while of course ignoring plunging vol in gold, silver and all other commodities), the CME has completed the "paint by Rahmian numbers" puzzle, and has made clear which other asset class has the investment "go ahead" by the administration. As of a few minutes ago, the initial and outright margins for 10Y and 30 Y Treasury Bond Futures, 10 Year On The Runs, 7 Year...
  • WAVE EVENT ! ~ ~ ~

    02/20/2011 4:32:59 PM PST · by Jedediah · 42 replies
    There is a wave event coming through the sun for as a bolt of lightning strikes so a flare up shall cause a tetonic wave event rippling across these channels causing faults to buckle ,fail ,uprise ,sheer ,tear and come apart all as if a hand of God has stretched forth across the face of the earth and shall . Tetonic plates shall rise up as mountains and in places the earth shall swallow up itself in great measure ! John 4:24 24God is a Spirit (a spiritual Being) and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and...
  • Oneness My Children , Oneness agrees !

    02/13/2011 8:14:37 PM PST · by Jedediah · 9 replies
    There is a place of alliance I AM calling you to , Not just for one but all of you , A place of oneness and unity , All wrapped up in one , The Father , The Son , The 7 eyes that see , Do you "truly" ?! Desire to walk in all I AM "Right Now" ?! Then "agree" " AS ONE " on My will and I WILL move in POW(Power over witchcraft) , And then you Shall witness My Kingdom surround you "AS ME " , Be My Michaels (Resembles EL ) resemble ME !...
  • Blind student saves for three years to buy a guide HORSE because her strict Muslim parents

    11/15/2010 12:30:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/15/10 | Daily Mail Reporter
    As a blind Muslim woman, Mona Ramouni has had to make do without a guide dog her whole life. The 28-year-old's strictly religious parents would not allow a dog in the house, considering the animal unclean. But then Miss Ramouni stumbled across a website article about miniature guide horses in April 2008. 'It was something that I never thought about for myself,' she said. The psychology student used three years of savings from her job at a Braille proofreading company to pay for a horse to be trained to act as her guide. Since welcoming three-year-old guide horse Cali into...
  • Superman Comic Saves Family Home From Foreclosure [Action Comics #1 found in basement]

    08/03/2010 1:30:36 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 34 replies · 30+ views
    ABC News ^ | 08/03/10 | Ray Sanchez
    A struggling family facing foreclosure has stumbled upon what is considered to be the Holy Grail of comic books in their basement – a fortuitous find that could fetch upwards of a quarter million dollars at auction. A copy of Action Comics No. 1, the first in which Superman ever appeared, was discovered as they went about the painful task of packing up a home that had been in the family since at least the 1950s. The couple, who live in the South with their children, asked to remain anonymous. "The bank was about ready to foreclose," said Vincent Zurzolo,...
  • Face of Defense: Health Care Provider Saves Lives

    03/25/2010 4:49:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 170+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | 2nd Lt. Mark Lazane, USAF
    PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan, March 25, 2010 – A U.S. military health care provider now serving with a reconstruction team in Afghanistan’s Paktika province said the austere conditions that exist there fail to deter his commitment to help the Afghan people. Navy Lt. J.g. Vincent Lopez looks at a medical chart for a sick child with Dr. Ahmad Baseer, public health advisor for Afghanistan’s Paktika province, March 22, 2010. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Demetrius Lester  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “There are definitely obstacles to overcome,” said Navy Lt. j.g. Vincent “Doc” Lopez, a physician assistant from...
  • Dog saves family from fire that cat started

    02/11/2010 4:21:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 76 replies · 1,755+ views ^ | 2/11/10 | nbc
    LAKE WORTH, Fla. (NBC) -- A Florida family's Golden Retriever is being called a canine hero, while the family's cat should probably be sent to the "dog house." Bubba, the retriever, started barking when flames erupted inside the Lake Worth duplex just before midnight. It started in the front portion of the home, where Saundra Frazer had fallen asleep. Charles McCauley, who lives in the back of the home with his girlfriend, also heard the barking and came running into the front room where he saw Saundra trying to extinguish the flames with a blanket.
  • Killing Terrorists Saves Lives

    11/12/2009 11:47:07 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies · 226+ views
    Commentary ^ | 11/12/09 | Evelyn Gordon
    When four Knesset members proposed legislation last week to institute the death penalty for child murderers, it revived a long-dormant Israeli debate over the pros and cons of this penalty in general. The latest installment, in today’s Jerusalem Post, supports the current de facto ban on executions, arguing that they deter neither murderers nor terrorists. Regardless of whether that’s true, it misses the point: Israel desperately needs a death penalty for hard-core terrorists — not as a deterrent but to prevent them from being released to kill again. And, equally important, to spare the country wrenching emotional blackmail over kidnapped...
  • Pizza Man Saves Abducted Woman

    05/30/2009 7:41:52 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 37 replies · 1,835+ views
    PoliceLink | AP ^ | 5/29/09 | Duncan Mansfield
    GATLINBURG, Tenn. (May 29) — Chris Turner normally wouldn't drive 30 miles into the remote Tennessee mountains just to deliver a pizza. The one time he did, he came upon a scene that drained the color from his face and made him "numb from head to toe" — a woman with her hands tied, silently begging him to call 911. It was no joke, and Turner, 32, rushed to a nearby house and made that call.
  • Natasha's lesson saves Ohio girl

    03/26/2009 2:10:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 1,925+ views
    CNN ^ | 3/26/09 | Elizabeth Cohen
    (CNN) -- Connie and Donald McCracken were watching CNN one evening last week when they learned of the tragic death of actress Natasha Richardson from a head injury. Immediately, their minds turned to their 7-year-old daughter, Morgan, who was upstairs getting ready for bed. An injured Morgan McCracken has benefited from awareness after Natasha Richardson's death. 1 of 2 Two days earlier, Morgan, her father, and brother had been playing baseball in the yard of their Mentor, Ohio, home when her father hit a line drive that landed just above Morgan's left temple. A lump formed, but the McCrackens iced
  • Obama Determined To Save “Affordable Housing”

    03/01/2009 1:44:52 PM PST · by Neil Braithwaite · 617+ views
    The Truth Will Prevail ^ | 2/27/2009 | Neil Braithwaite
    Obama is already showing mental and emotional fatigue - won't last another term with this weak display of performance. There is no doubt he wouldn't last another term of the presidential spotlight. The democrats will have pay a high price for his lack of 'savvy skills' thus the demise of the party.
  • Gaslock Indy Cater saves gas, looks cool

    05/03/2007 10:05:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies · 773+ views ^ | April 27, 2007 | Charlie White
    Besides being the most radical-looking shift knob on the planet, the Gaslock Indy Cater has an energy-saving function. It tells you the exact point to shift to save gas, and if you follow its timely shifting tips, you can end up spending 15% less on fuel. It's not going to give you astonishing mileage like that 200 mpg Velozzi hybrid we showed you yesterday, but still, 15% savings might come in handy. Its auto-dimming LEDs adjust to ambient light so they won't be too distracting, and the shifter also has a helpful numerical indicator that reminds you what gear you're...
  • Woman Says Dog Saved Her by Performing Heimlich Maneuver (Reason #8 to own a dog, not a cat)

    03/27/2007 3:28:16 PM PDT · by Blueflag · 43 replies · 1,244+ views ^ | 27 March 2007 | FoxNews' Cecil Whig
    Great story (excerpted per rules)
  • Massachusetts Man Dives into Freezing Harbor to Save 5-Year-Old Girl

    03/27/2007 1:57:59 PM PDT · by Soothesayer · 32 replies · 1,351+ views ^ | Associated Press
    BARNSTABLE, Mass. — A Yarmouth man leaped into Barnstable Harbor to rescue a 5-year-old girl moments after she lost her balance and fell in, officials said. Gary Richard was eating lunch with his girlfriend in their car Saturday afternoon near the Ocean Street docks when they saw the girl fall in the water. She had been throwing rocks from a dock into the harbor. "I dropped my sandwich and ran," the 39-year-old told the Cape Cod Times. Richard, who moved to Yarmouth from Fall River six months ago, looked down from the edge of the dock and saw the girl...
  • Joint Mission Saves Two Jewish Girls

    01/17/2007 8:46:10 AM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies · 435+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Jan 17, '07 | Hillel Fendel
    Another Yad L'Achim success: Two Jewish girls were rescued Friday afternoon from the hands of their imprisoned-for-violence Arab father. A joint operation with the participation of the Yad L'Achim anti-assimilation rescue organization, the police, social and welfare workers, and MK Yaakov Cohen (United Torah Judaism) was crowned with success due to precise timing and a refusal to give up. A Jewish mother who escaped from an Arab village and her Arab husband in the Wadi Ara area of the southern Galilee was unable to save her 4- and 5-year old daughters, and they were left behind. The Yad L'Achim organization,...
  • Soldier Saves Man from Drowning

    12/06/2006 5:46:31 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 467+ views
    Defense News ^ | Sgt. Jordan E. Werme
    Army Sgt. Kristi J. Artigue, Connecticut Army National Guard, applied her Army training to save a drowning man’s life Nov. 10. Army Sgt. Kristi J. Artigue Soldier Saves Man from Drowning By Sgt. Jordan E. Werme 130th PAD, Connecticut National Guard WEST HAVEN, Conn. , Dec. 5, 2006 -- When Sgt. Kristi J. Artigue joined the Connecticut Army National Guard the summer before her senior year of high school, it was a chance to broaden her experiences. “I’ve always been a risk taker,” said Artigue, 23, now a medic with the 141st Medical Company. On Nov. 10, Artigue called...
  • Afghan Officer Saves Governor, Coalition Soldiers

    11/07/2006 3:53:18 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 587+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Dave Thompson
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SALERNO, Afghanistan, Nov. 7, 2006 — If there was any doubt as to the resolve and capability of the Afghan National Security Forces and their determination to protect their homeland from terrorist extremists, an Afghan police officer gave his life to make a strong case to the contrary. In a display of selfless heroism, Afghan National Police Officer Abbarker died protecting the lives of the Andar District Governor, his fellow police officers and Coalition soldiers. While guarding the Miri District Center in the District of Ghazni, Abbarker noticed that a man had bypassed the security checkpoint and...
  • Marine’s Quick Thinking Saves Lives

    08/29/2006 7:11:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 29 replies · 1,116+ views
    Defense News ^ | Sgt. Roe F. Seigle
    BAGHDADI, Iraq, Aug. 29, 2006 — A Marine’s quick thinking, coupled with a series of well-aimed shots, saved lives July 27, according to Marines and Iraqi soldiers serving here. Cpl. Jeff Globis’ split-second decision to verbally warn near-by Marines and Iraqi soldiers of an approaching suicide bomber while he was standing post at a military outpost here allowed others to avoid a potentially life-threatening explosion. Manning an observation point at the combat outpost, the 23-year-old infantryman saw the speeding truck break through the base’s protective barriers. Globis opened fire on the vehicle, which was loaded with hundreds of pounds of...
  • Marine saves sister's life, twice

    07/20/2006 4:39:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 411+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sgt. Paul Kane
    NEW YORK (July 18, 2006) -- Laura Landro has the Marines in her blood, literally. Landro was told by her doctors that she had developed leukemia and had little more than two years to live. The cancer specialists told her that only one thing could save her life. If she could defy the odds, find a suitable match with another person’s genetic composition, and receive a bone marrow transplant, she would live. The odds were slim and time was not on her side. "Leukemia is a formidable cancer,” said Landro from her office at the Wall Street Journal in N.Y....
  • Rakkasan Armament Program Saves Lives

    07/20/2006 3:55:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 179+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sgt. Waine D. Haley
      Rakkasan Armament Program Saves Lives Welders add armor to Humvees to protect troops from improvised explosive devices. By U.S. Army Sgt. Waine D. Haley 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment TIKRIT, Iraq, July 20, 2006 -- A safety innovation has hit the battlefield in the form of heavy armor added to Humvees and is now on the roads of Iraq. The 626th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, created the Rakkasan Armament Program, known as RAP, in January 2006. This program is intended to provide shielding between the soldiers and the number one killer of...
  • No lead is saved ... in MLB for first time in 28 years

    07/16/2006 4:52:06 PM PDT · by MikefromOhio · 38 replies · 489+ views ^ | 16 July 2006 | AP
    NEW YORK -- There was no saving baseball during a wild Saturday full of blowouts and walk-off wins. It marked the first time in nearly three decades a full day of major league games were played without a save recorded. There were six blown saves in the 15-game schedule, including two each in Pittsburgh's 7-6 victory over Washington, and Cincinnati's 3-2 win against Colorado. The Nationals and Reds both won with ninth-inning rallies. The last time baseball went a complete day without a save was Sept. 15, 1978, when all 26 teams were in action during a 14-game schedule --...
  • Medical Training Saves Lives in Iraq

    07/12/2006 5:20:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 188+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sgt. Waine D. Haley
    Medical Training Saves Lives in Iraq Combat Lifesaver Course focuses on new methods to aid those injured in the field. By U.S. Army Sgt. Waine D. Haley 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment TIKRIT, Iraq, July 12, 2006 -- Combat Lifesaver training is a bridge between first aid training and the combat medic -- and it is saving lives in Iraq. The Combat Lifesaver Course is taught primarily to the Army’s active duty, Reserve and National Guard, but at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, the class is offered to anyone who wants it. “The course is open to more people than...
  • Reservist saves lives at accident scene

    07/10/2006 4:01:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 423+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Jul 9, 2006 | Capt. Jennifer Gerhardt
    7/9/2006 - MCCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. (AFPN) -- A head-on collision on Washington's State Route 101 between Sequim and Port Angeles July 3 brought out the heroism in 12 strangers who stopped to help. One of those heroes was Tech. Sgt. Phillip White, a reservist with the 446th Airlift Wing here. Sergeant White was with his family when a Ford Explorer carrying a family of four crossed the center line of the road and hit a Toyota 4Runner carrying another family of four. "There was no thinking involved, it was just instantaneous -- kids, burning car, get them out,"...
  • Lieutenant Risks Life to Save Another in Iraq

    06/27/2006 4:20:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies · 619+ views
    Defense News ^ | Sgt. Roe F. Seigle
    U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Rick Posselt Lieutenant Risks Life to Save Another in Iraq By Sgt. Roe F. SeigleRegimental Combat Team 7 HADITHA, Iraq, June 27, 2006 — Marines here say a lieutenant who was leading Marines and Iraqi soldiers through the volatile streets of Haditha, Iraq, June 14, showed uncommon valor when he ran into a barrage of enemy gunfire to pull a wounded Marine to safety. 1st Lt. Rick Posselt, a 25-year-old from Crystal River, Fla., said he is not the Marine who deserves the recognition. Cpl. Michael Estrella, who was killed by sniper fire during...
  • Eye protection saves Soldier

    06/05/2006 4:14:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 569+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Steve Petibone
    MOSUL, Iraq (Army News Service, June 5, 2006) – The use of eye protection became a matter of life or death for 1st Lt. Anthony Aguilar while on a routine combat patrol last February. As his company moved through Mosul, an unusually large improvised explosive device detonated and shot a bomb fragment into Aguilar’s glasses. “The force of the blast was so powerful that it knocked me back into the Stryker vehicle,” said Aguilar, platoon leader, Company C, Task Force 2-1, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team. “When I picked the glasses up and put them back on, I could feel...
  • Senate Vote Saves Immigration Bill Chances (DiChiFi's 'orange'card' gets left at home)

    05/23/2006 9:00:02 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 751+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/23/06 | Suzanne Gamboa - ap
    WASHINGTON - The Senate rejected a California Democrat's plan to allow the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in the country to remain, work and eventually become Americans, preserving a fragile bipartisan coalition needed to pass the bill. Several lawmakers who voted against the proposal offered by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (news, bio, voting record) on Tuesday said they did so reluctantly, but out of necessity to ensure survival of the broader immigration bill. The legislation is expected to win Senate passage Wednesday or Thursday. "This legislation is on the edge of the ledge as it is," said Sen. Arlen Specter (news,...
  • F-15 'show of force' saves Army ground troops

    04/14/2006 5:05:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 57 replies · 2,229+ views
    4/13/2006 - SOUTHWEST ASIA -- “It’s so frustrating to come under attack, and see another one of our soldiers hurt,” said “AJ,” a Joint Terminal Attack Controller who supports the U.S. Army infantry in Iraq. “This time one of our guys lost a leg and several fingers,” said the major. “But it could have been worse if the Strike Eagles hadn’t arrived on the scene.” While hundreds of F-15E sorties fly through the Iraqi skies in any given week supporting troops on the ground, this recent mission stands out in two 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron crews’ minds as particularly memorable....
  • 'Pepper' the cat a lifesaver (Viking Kitty Alert/Ping?)

    03/19/2006 2:40:10 PM PST · by oxcart · 53 replies · 1,240+ views ^ | 03/18/06 | By Ralph Zahorik
    WAUKEGAN — A cat saved his disabled owner's life during a fire in his home this week. John Campbell, 37, who is disabled, sleeps in a hospital bed and walks with a cane, was awakened before dawn Wednesday by his 6-year-old cat, Pepper. "He was jumping up and down on me at 4 in the morning," Campbell said. "I tossed him off three or four times. He started walking all over my face til I got up. When I did, I could smell smoke. I saw flames in the back of my house." Campbell grabbed Pepper and some clothes and...
  • Airman saves co-worker

    03/10/2006 5:39:15 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 420+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Capt. Nathan D. Broshear
    /10/2006 - NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. (AFPN) -- A security forces noncommissioned officer lost consciousness and was saved by a fellow Airman at a Las Vegas restaurant March 5. Members of the security team for Joint Expeditionary Force Experiment '06 were at dinner when Master Sgt. Jeff Jones noticed that Staff Sgt. Dionne Bennett, an Air National Guard augmentee, looked faint and "un-alert." Sergeant Jones is the security superintendent for JEFX '06 and assigned to the 505th Command and Control Wing at Hurlburt Field, Fla. "She put her hand on her head and complained about being hot," Sergeant Jones...
  • Transformed Battlefield Medical Care Saves Lives

    01/30/2006 3:42:28 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 351+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 30, 2006 | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2006 – The military health system has revolutionized battlefield medical care in the past four years, reducing fatalities and raising the quality of care to all-time high levels, two Defense Department officials said here today. Injured servicemembers are now more quickly transported from the battlefield to medical facilities where they can receive advanced care, and more of them are surviving because of it, David S.C. Chu, undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, said at the State of the Military Health System 2006 Annual Conference. "You have produced the lowest loss among wounded that this country has...
  • Quick response by U.S. Soldier saves Pakistani worker's life

    01/28/2006 12:10:22 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 483+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Jan 27, 2006 | Pvt. Paul Harris
    BAQUBAH, Iraq (Army News Service, Jan. 27, 2006) – The first aid skills of a U.S. Soldier were put to the test during a mortar attack on a U.S. base Jan. 6. A Pakistani national, who works at the Forward Operating Base Warhorse Post Exchange, suffered a deep injury to his right arm from shrapnel during the attack and was bleeding profusely. “I rushed to his aid, followed by some Soldiers behind me,” said Sgt. Maj. Guadalupe Aldama, operations sergeant major for 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. “We tried to stop the bleeding by applying direct pressure...
  • NSA Surveillance Saves American Lives, Bush says

    01/26/2006 3:47:20 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 256+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 25, 2006 | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2006 – President Bush today reiterated the need for a terrorist surveillance program to save American lives and win the war on terrorism. I gave a speech to the men and women who are dedicating their lives to serving the American people and preventing this country from being attacked again," Bush said following his closed-door session at the National Security Agency at Fort Meade, Md. He said the agency "is playing a crucial part in the war on terror." In the weeks following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, Bush authorized the agency to gather information...
  • Helmet saves Soldier’s life

    01/25/2006 5:23:27 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 728+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Jan 24, 2006 | Staff Sgt. Mark Wojciechowski
    IRAQ(Army News Service, Jan. 24, 2006) -- For many Soldiers, even the new Advanced Combat Helmet is a necessary evil; it can be cumbersome when in the dining facility trying to handle a tray of food and it causes headaches and tension in the neck when worn on lengthy missions. Sgt. Shawn Snyder of 3rd Infantry Division’s 2/7 Scout Platoon is one Soldier who will never complain about wearing his helmet again. With good reason … it saved his life. Snyder’s mission was to serve as a routine escort of the Explosive Ordinance Disposal detail to the forensics building in...
  • Corpsman risks life, saves lives of two Marines

    01/09/2006 3:49:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 28 replies · 707+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 9, 2005 | Sgt. Stephen M. DeBoard
    CAMP AL ASAD, Iraq (Jan. 9, 2006) -- Retired Marine Maj. Gene Duncan once defined Navy hospital corpsmen as, “Usually a young, long haired, bearded, Marine-hatin' Sailor with certain medical skills, who will go through the very gates of Hell to get to a wounded Marine.” Though “long haired” is open to subjective interpretation, beards have officially gone the way of bell-bottomed dungarees in the Navy and levels of disdain for their brothers in green vary from Sailor to Sailor, most Marines and corpsmen find a level of truth in Duncan’s definition. Take, for example, Petty Officer 3rd Class William...
  • Teamwork saves miracle baby in San Antonio (Have Tissues)

    12/02/2005 4:31:40 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 438+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Dec 2, 2005 | 59th Medical Wing
    12/2/2005 - LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFPN) -- Six-week-old Liliana Renovata of Galveston, Texas, looks completely healthy in her mother’s arms. She is feeding well and exhibits normal brain function. So Liliana will go home with her parents this week. Doctors said no baby has ever looked so good after 20 days on heart and lung bypass machines and a five-hour open-heart surgery. One surgeon calls her rescue “an amazing save.” Physicians from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Wilford Hall Medical Center and San Antonio’s CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital made that possible. When...
  • Navy maintainer saves life of Air Force medic

    11/02/2005 5:17:39 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 368+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Nov 2, 2005 | Capt. Eric Badger
    11/2/2005 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- For a Navy maintainer and Air Force medic, both stationed at this forward-deployed location, their first meeting was an unforgettable one. Petty Officer 1st Class Jerry Lego, Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron One structural mechanic, performed the Heimlich maneuver on Lt. Col. Lois MacDonald, 379th Expeditionary Medical Group Medical Operations Flight commander, as she was choking on her meal Oct. 28 at a base dining facility here. “I had aspirated a piece of potato which caused the obstruction,” Colonel MacDonald said. “Petty Officer Lego immediately recognized that I was in distress.” According to Petty Officer...
  • U.S. Army medic saves Iraqi policeman

    10/31/2005 3:36:20 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 324+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Oct 31, 2005 | Spc. Carlos Caro
    BAGHDAD (Army News Service, Oct. 31, 2005) -- An Iraqi police officer owes his life to a U.S. Army medic who treated his wounds as terrorists fired on their position Oct. 10. “I didn’t have time to think about it,” said Spc. Andrew “Doc” Suchanek, 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. “I just knew I didn’t want that guy to get hurt even worse. I just reacted.” While on a routine patrol in west Baghdad, Suchanek and other Soldiers of C Company, 1/87 Infantry responded to assist Iraqi Police who had come under fire from...
  • Ordnance Disposal Reclaims Farmland, Saves Lives

    10/28/2005 12:02:40 AM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 269+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Oct 27, 2005 | Army Staff Sgt. Raymond Drumsta
    U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. David Diceglie, 42nd Infantry Division Artillery, holds some captured enemy ammunition at a cache site. Diceglie was one of a team of U.S. soldiers assigned to Task Force Liberty who supervised the destruction of caches like this one. Photo courtesy of 42nd Infantry Division Artillery Ordnance Disposal Reclaims Farmland, Saves Lives Unexploded ordnance in Iraq includes a wide assortment of artillery, rocket and mortar rounds and in some cases, anti-ship cruise missiles. By U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Raymond Drumsta 42nd Infantry Division Public Affairs FORWARD OPERATING BASE SUMMERALL, BAYJI, Iraq, Oct. 27, 2005 — In...
  • Gunner Goes Head-to-Head with a V-Bed, Saves Crew

    10/18/2005 4:57:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 22 replies · 751+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Oct 18, 2005 | Staff Sgt. Raymond Drumsta,
    In the gunner’s hatch of his Humvee, Spc. Dean Levy poses with fellow crew members (left to right): Staff Sgt. Herminio Rodriguez, Spc. Patrick Grubert, and 42nd Infantry Division Artillery Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis Flynn. The picture was taken on Levy’s first day back to work after recovering from burns he suffered in a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device explosion. Flynn is holding the leash of “Zappa”, a dual-purpose explosive detection dog. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Raymond Drumsta U.S. Army Spc. Dean Levy Gunner Goes Head-to-Head with a V-Bed, Saves Crew By Staff Sgt. Raymond Drumsta, 42nd Infantry...
  • Maggot Treatment Saves Michigan Woman's Foot

    07/24/2005 8:16:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies · 1,582+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/24/05
    Maggot Treatment Saves Mich. Woman's Foot Sun Jul 24, 9:38 AM ET BAY CITY, Mich. - Barbara Enser wasn't very comfortable at first with the idea of using maggots to clean the wound on her right foot. But if it meant saving it from amputation, she was willing to give it a try. The 57-year-old Bay City woman was diagnosed with diabetes 40 years ago and subsequently lost her left leg to the disease. She also suffers from neuropathy, meaning she has no feeling in her foot or leg, and ulcers or wounds can develop from constantly putting pressure on...
  • Dog Saves Tampa Woman from Alligator

    04/14/2005 7:57:33 AM PDT · by bedolido · 49 replies · 2,166+ views
    WTSP-TV Tampa ^ | 04/14/2005 | Ned Roberts
    TAMPA, FL -- A Tampa woman is hoping the bait a trapper set Monday night will lure a killer alligator. "The only thing that can make any kind of sense out of this is Bob had to go to save me. You know, there was a choice," said Cindy Hernandez, dog killed by Alligator. Earlier in the day the alligator was heading right for Cindy Hernandez. She was swimming off her dock along the Hillsborough River. Before the alligator reached her, her dog Bob swam in between them. Bob was killed, while Hernandez was able to safely swim to the...
  • Minnesota medic has memorable Christmas

    01/04/2005 6:48:40 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 5 replies · 484+ views
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 1-04-05 | ap
    ST. CLOUD -- In Iraq, a baby named Mustafa has a shot at becoming a man thanks to a few quick breaths from a Minnesota medic on Christmas. Army Staff Sgt. Shawn Dowling shared the tale in an e-mail with her family. The message was later posted on the family's Web site. Dowling, a Richmond, Minn., native and a 1999 Rocori High School graduate, was supposed to spend Christmas visiting military camps around the city of Baqubah, which is about 40 miles northeast of Baghdad. "I grumbled as I stepped outside to the rain and mud, fumbled to the shower,...
  • Elephant Saves Children (good story from tragedy)

    12/29/2004 3:12:59 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 28 replies · 2,684+ views
    KTN/News 10 ^ | 12-29-04 | KTEN NEWS
    When Mother Nature unleashed its wrath, a member of the Animal Kingdom stepped in. A British tourist says she saw an elephant save several children on a Thai beach when the killer waves struck. The animal had been brought to a beach resort in Phuket to entertain children. Laura Barnett says the elephant's keeper hoisted kids up onto the animal's back, and then walked them off to safety. Barnett told her tale from London. She and her family escaped the disaster, but the beach where she was staying was destroyed.
  • Floating mattress saves 20-day-old baby from drowning

    12/28/2004 2:05:03 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 5 replies · 875+ views
    The Star Online ^ | Tuesday December 28, 2004 | The Star Online
    PENANG: While thousands of people lost their lives when a tsunami hit the region, a 20-day-old baby survived, thanks to a floating mattress. When the tsunami hit the popular Miami Beach in Batu Ferringhi here at about 1.15pm, S. Tulasi was sleeping in a room behind her father’s western food outlet along the beach. “We were all caught off guard when the wave hit us. I was thrown several metres away but managed to hold onto one of the posts but my 12-year-old daughter was swept by the wave,” said A. Suppiah. Suppiah, 55, said his wife, Annal Mary, 40,...