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  • Obama’s Truth Teams: ‘Fight Back, Report an Attack’

    05/28/2012 10:26:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 26, 12
    Back in February, The Blaze reported on Obama’s “Truth Teams,” described on the official site as “a network of [President Obama's] supporters who are committed to responding to unfounded attacks and defending the President’s record.” “When you’re faced with someone who misrepresents the truth, you can find all the facts you need right here—along with ways to share the message with whoever needs to hear it,” the site continues. (Related: Obama Campaign Launches ‘Truth Teams’) However, after consistent ridicule (particularly over the “Attack Watch” section of the site), the Truth Teams started flying lower on the political radar. Now, it...
  • Highest-paying teams in the world

    05/01/2012 3:19:26 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 4 replies
    espn ^ | 5-1-12 | jeff gold
    SPANISH SOCCER GIANT FC Barcelona has had a disappointing season, failing to repeat as Champions League winner and facing an all but certain second-place finish in La Liga. But the team's underachieving results are not from a lack of spending. For the second straight year, Barcelona is paying its players the highest average salary in the world at $8.7 million. The findings were revealed in the second annual ESPN The Magazine/SportingIntelligence Global Salary Survey. Full results will be released in conjunction with The Magazine's Money Issue, on sale May 4. The poll encompassed 278 teams, 14 leagues, 10 countries, seven...
  • MLB ponders realignment, moving NL team to AL (or could they possibly add 2 teams?)

    06/11/2011 1:57:58 PM PDT · by rawhide · 112 replies
    cbssportsline.com ^ | 6-11-11 | By Evan Brunell
    As Major League Baseball continues to discuss possible realignment, one idea that has come up is going to a league with 15 teams per league, reports ESPN's Buster Olney. Currently, the National League has 16 teams and the AL 14 for scheduling purposes. Should baseball go to two 15-team leagues, that would likely require interleague play every day of the season. Given baseball likes to treat interleague play as an event, that could dilute the appeal of interleague play to the point it would no longer be a moneymaker. However, there is still real resistance to the idea which has...
  • Obama starts deploying interrogation teams

    05/18/2010 7:04:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 939+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/18/10 | Adam Entous
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration said on Tuesday it has started deploying special law enforcement and intelligence teams to interrogate suspected militants held in the United States and abroad. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced the formation of the High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group (HIG) in August and gave the reins to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, replacing the Central Intelligence Agency that did have the lead role in intelligence interrogations. "The HIG actually has deployed some teams already, both domestically and overseas, to conduct interrogations or to support interrogations that were underway," a senior Obama administration official said. Officials...
  • Qaeda Group Threatens to Attack World Cup

    04/07/2010 7:08:59 PM PDT · by Cindy · 38 replies · 842+ views
    CBS NEWS.com ^ | April 7, 2009, 2:38 pm ET - Updated | Posted by Khaled Wassef
    SNIPPET: "The North African terror group al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has threatened to attack this summer's World Cup games in South Africa. "How amazing could the match United States vs. Britain be when broadcasted live on air at a stadium packed with spectators when the sound of an explosion rumbles through the stands, the whole stadium is turned upside down and the number of dead bodies are in their dozens and hundreds, Allah willing," reads a statement the group published in a recent issue of the Jihadi online magazine Mushtaqun Lel Jannah (Longing to Paradise)." SNIPPET: "In addition...
  • Combat Camera Teams Document Military at War

    07/09/2009 4:46:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 277+ views
    American Forces Press Service | Ian Graham
    WASHINGTON, July 9, 2009 – From the use of newspapers and pamphlets to stoke the American Revolution to embedded journalists in the War in Iraq, the media has played a major role in every American conflict. A story often lost in the mix is that of military journalists -- men and women in uniform whose weapon of choice isn’t an M4 carbine with a laser sight, but a D3 with a 17-to-200mm lens. Members of the Air Force’s Combat Camera team spoke in a July 7 “DoDLive” bloggers roundtable about their role in documenting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan....
  • MLG Marines keep transition team rolling in southern Iraq

    05/07/2009 4:58:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 522+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Bobbie Curtis, USMC
    CAMP WESSAM, Iraq — Far to the southeast of the primary U.S. Marine Corps presence in Iraq’s Al Anbar province lies Camp Wessam, home of the 14th Iraqi Army Division and their U.S. Marine Corps advisors, Military Transition Team 14. MiTT-14 has supported the 14th division since April by advising them on tactical and logistical decision making. Among the Iraqi soldiers, U.S. Marine advisors and the U.S. Army support element that inhabit the joint Iraqi Army-Coalition base, three Marines from 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward) have found themselves operating far from the rest of 2nd MLG (Fwd) and supporting a...
  • Female search teams work to eliminate Fallujah’s inbound threats

    10/09/2007 5:37:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 438+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Andrew Kalwitz
    AL FALLUJAH, Iraq (Oct. 9, 2007) -- There’s less violence on Fallujah’s streets these days, but there are still some insurgents bold enough to try to sneak weapons through one of the city’s numerous checkpoints. As the threat remains, so do the Marines who regulate inbound traffic by searching for contraband on possible smugglers. Due to the sensitivities of Arabic culture, this task, at times, requires a woman’s touch. In order to search women, Combat Logistics Battalion 8, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward), provides a temporary Female Search Team upon the request of 2nd Marine Division’s Regimental Combat Team 6....
  • Embedded Provincial Reconstruction Teams Help Rebuild Iraq

    07/28/2007 12:42:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 170+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Spc. Chris McCann, USA
    CAMP STRIKER, Iraq, July 27, 2007 – Embedded provincial reconstruction teams, known as EPRTs, are helping teach Iraqi businessmen and local officials how to better function as part of a democratic government. These teams are embedded in U.S. brigades. They include about 10 people who work closely with a brigade's civil affairs team, engineers, and other staff sections to help improve Iraqi governance and economic development. "We have civilians, active-reserve and active-duty servicemembers with us," said Lou Lantner, a U.S. State Department public affairs officer who heads up the EPRT working with 10th Mountain Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team. "Together,...
  • U.S. to Increase Role of Military Transition Teams

    12/13/2006 4:52:13 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 205+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2006 -- To speed the development of Iraqi security forces, the United States is accelerating its use of military, police and border transition teams, a coalition spokesman in Baghdad said today. “Iraqis need capable and honest security forces that are loyal to all of their people,” Army Maj. Gen. William Caldwell, Multinational Force Iraq spokesman, said in a news conference with U.S. and Iraqi media. “They need forces that can run complex operations against terrorists and criminal elements. And the best way for Iraqi security forces to enhance these capabilities is through the mentorship and partnership...
  • Border Transition Teams Secure Relationships

    11/20/2006 4:40:44 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 321+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sgt. Shannon Crane
    Civilians line up at the point of entry in Rabea, Iraq, to have their paperwork reviewed by a customs agent to gain passage into Syria. The agents receive their training from U.S. Customs agents and embedded transition teams. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Shannon Crane Border Transition Teams Secure Relationships U.S. soldiers work side by side with Iraqis -- advising, coaching, teaching and mentoring them. By U.S. Army Sgt. Shannon Crane U.S. Central Command Public Affairs RABEA, Iraq, Nov. 20, 2006 -- It is early morning at the point of entry where two countries meet -- Iraq and Syria....
  • Transition Teams Teach and Mentor Iraqi Soldiers

    11/20/2006 4:29:10 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 384+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sgt. Shannon Crane
    Transition Teams Teach and Mentor Iraqi Soldiers MiTTs advise, coach, teach, and mentor Iraqi soldiers and their leaders — to a level where they can work independently. By U.S. Army Sgt. Shannon Crane U.S. Central Command Public Affairs CAMP TAJI, Iraq, Nov. 20, 2006 -- Rome wasn’t built in a day...and neither was its army. Constructing, supplying and properly training a country’s fighting force is hardly an expeditious task. It is a process. And this process can be likened to a marathon...not a sprint. The same can be said for the Iraqi army. Over the past three years, it...
  • Teams build relationships at border

    11/04/2006 7:11:09 AM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 302+ views
    RABEA — It is early morning at the point of entry where two countries meet – Iraq and Syria. Two men in different uniforms stand near a sand-colored tower. They look off in the distance and wait for signs of activity, anticipating the mass of vehicles and pedestrians who will soon attempt to gain access to one of the neighboring nations.But at this time of day, the only thing crossing the border is the occasional gust of sand carried by the breeze. The two men, an American Soldier and an Iraqi Border Patrol agent, engage in friendly dialogue. Each makes...
  • NFL Power Rankings (Week 2)

    09/12/2006 2:21:37 PM PDT · by Cyclopean Squid · 119 replies · 858+ views
    ESPN ^ | 9-12-06
    Not surprising after one week, but this week's rankings were all over the map, starting at the top. The Steelers moved back to No. 1, while the Seahawks slipped two spots to No. 3. Four teams got first-place votes -- Steelers (2), Colts (2), Seahawks (1) and Ravens (1) -- and 16 teams received votes in the top 10. Five new teams (Jaguars, Ravens, Falcons, Bears and Chargers) entered the top five, with the Ravens jumping from No. 18 all the way to No. 6. The Panthers fell 10 spots from No. 2 to No. 12. An overreaction? Maybe, but...
  • Stryker teams train with new vehicles

    08/29/2006 7:07:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies · 801+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Jason Kaye
    FORT LEWIS, Wash. (Army News Service, Aug. 29, 2006) – A long wait is over for Stryker Mobile Gun System (MSG) crews of the 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division. The 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry, received its complement of MGS vehicles last month after more than a year of waiting. They are the first vehicles to be fielded in the Army. “I think its going to give the infantry a whole new dimension of what they can do. Armor and infantry have kept each other at arm’s length for years and years," said Sgt. 1st Class David Cooper, an MGS platoon...
  • Training Teams Making Difference in Iraqi Forces

    08/28/2006 6:14:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 273+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2006 – Coalition training teams with Iraqi military units, police battalions and border guard units are making a tremendous difference in the performance and professionalism of the Iraqi security forces, said the commander of the Iraq Assistance Group today. Army Brig. Gen. Dana Pittard told the Pentagon press corps in a video teleconference from Iraq that Iraqi forces are well-equipped, but they do need help in sustainment. Pittard confirmed that 100 members of an Iraqi battalion had refused to redeploy to Baghdad. The soldiers were part of the 2nd Battalion, 4th Brigade, 10th Iraqi Army Division, in...
  • Airman Volunteers with Search and Rescue Teams (MWD Tail - 'er Tale)

    08/08/2006 4:53:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 181+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Master Sgt. Kat Bailey
    RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas, Aug. 8, 2006 — “Toten! Let’s go find toten, Reina! Let’s go to work!” Reina, a pedigreed 4-year-old black and silver German shepherd puts her nose to the ground and whuffles the earth as her partner and owner, Tech. Sgt. Julie Davis, a personnelist assigned here, leads her in a grid search pattern, not for a missing person, but for traces of “toten” -- human remains. Reina, Spanish for queen, is a highly skilled Human Remains Detection dog. According to Greater Houston Search Dogs, a volunteer non-profit search dog organization, HRD dogs can detect the...
  • AP: America's teams struggling across board (Uh...better check out MotoGP, Eddie)

    07/14/2006 8:37:11 PM PDT · by BlueOneGolf · 35 replies · 3,145+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | July 14 2006 | Eddie Pells
    On the Fourth of July, a 160-pound Japanese man overcame an American nearly 75 pounds heavier in a hot dog eating contest. Silly? Sure. Symbolic, too. Whipped at Wimbledon, whomped in the World Cup, beaten in baseball, Americans can't seem to win much these days — whether it's on the pitch, the court, the diamond or a ridiculous eating contest. Coming soon: The World Basketball Championships, where the U.S. team is in rebuilding mode after an embarrassing bronze-medal performance at the Athens Olympics. And the Ryder Cup, where the Americans lost badly on their home turf two years ago and...
  • Perimeter patrol teams scan desert to keep Al Asad secure

    06/26/2006 9:30:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 344+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. James B. Hoke
    AL ASAD, Iraq (June 26, 2006) -- Sitting silently on a chair next to two humvees, a Marine listens to the continuous static of the radio, waiting attentively for the call that would have him and his Marines load up in the two vehicles and move outside the fences of Al Asad in a moments notice. The Perimeter Patrol Team with 2nd Platoon, E Company, 1st Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, Marine Wing Support Group 37 (Reinforced), 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, is responsible for keeping the surrounding areas around Al Asad, Iraq, secure, as well as to establish a presence with...
  • Teams combine efforts to save lives

    06/12/2006 6:09:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 159+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Staff Sgt. Candy Knight
    6/12/2006 - MANAS AIR BASE, Kyrgyzstan (AFPN) -- In an effort to build better relationships and save lives, the 376th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron’s Fire Department and Manas International Airport Emergency Response team joined forces and trained June 6 to 7. “We have a memorandum of agreement that allows either party to request assistance from the other during emergency responses, so it is critical that we can operate effectively as a team,” said Senior Master Sgt. Shepherd Pinney, base fire chief. He is deployed from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. During the exercises, members from each department familiarized themselves...
  • Transition Teams Coach, Mentor Iraqi Units

    05/13/2006 9:56:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 158+ views
    CAMP TAJI, Iraq, May 13, 2006 – Serving on a military transition team may be the most important job in Iraq today, with members working with Iraqi units to realize President Bush's promise: "As the Iraqis stand up. We'll stand down." Military Transition Team 0911, the "Mohawks," is where the rubber meets the road. The team works with the 1st Battalion, 1st Brigade of the Iraqi 9th Division, the "Desert Lions." The Iraqi unit is a mechanized outfit and patrols the area north of this sprawling base. The Iraqis secure the three water points that supply 70 percent of the...
  • Reserve aircrew airlifts CE teams supporting war on drugs

    04/18/2006 6:17:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 252+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Staff Sgt. Shad Eidson
    4/18/2006 - VIEUX FORT, Saint Lucia (AFPN) -- A C-17 Globemaster III aircrew flew civil engineers to this tropical isle as part of ongoing support for the war on drugs. The mission also provided an opportunity for the aircrew to maintain their proficiency. The transport started its circuitous mission April 7 at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., with a mixed Reserve and active-duty aircrew. “We go everywhere to support the Air Force mission,” said Maj. Mike Phillips, a Reserve pilot with the 300th Airlift Squadron. “We like to support as many active-duty and Reserve units as possible.” The squadron aircrew...
  • 1ID will train teams to help Iraqi, Afghan forces

    03/15/2006 3:30:17 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 174+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Mar 14, 2006
    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, March 14, 2006) – A brigade of the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kan., will temporarily reorganize to train teams to serve alongside and mentor Iraqi Security Forces and the Afghan National Army. The size of each deployed Transition Team will vary based on its specific mission, officials said; however, they said the teams will generally have 10-15 troops. About 3,500 to 4,000 Soldiers will be trained over the course of a year to serve on these Transition Teams, Army G3 officials said. They said the first rotation at Fort Riley is expected to begin...
  • Joint reconstruction teams activated in Afghanistan

    03/07/2006 5:08:53 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 196+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | 2nd Lt. Melissa J. Stevens
    3/7/2006 - FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AFPN) -- More than 1,000 Airmen, Soldiers and Sailors joined ranks to activate Afghanistan Provincial Reconstruction Teams in a ceremony here March 3. The purpose of the teams is to help rebuild Afghanistan, ensuring a secure and self-sufficient nation. The teams have a three-part mission: stabilize the economy, promote security of the nation and legitimize the central Afghan government. Twelve teams, each consisting of about 80 members, are currently training here before heading to Afghanistan in April to relieve Army teams. Six teams are led by the Air Force, six by the Navy, and each...
  • To Create a Stable Afghanistan: (Professional Reading)

    03/06/2006 4:51:21 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 261+ views
    U.S. Army Professional Writting Collection ^ | Maj. Andrew M. Roe, British Army
    The coalition and NATO face the complex challenge of establishing a legitimate functioning government in Afghanistan that can withstand the withdrawal of Western forces. To meet this challenge, they might look to earlier British efforts to manage the northwest Frontier along Afghanistan's eastern border.1 Proven methods the British used in the frontier districts could generate a coherent four-step plan for Afghanistan's reconstruction. Indeed, as resources shrink, new, imaginative measures-plus tried and true ones-will be needed to control Afghanistan's geographically dispersed tribes to prevent the reemergence of terrorists or armed insurrection. The northwest Frontier linking central and South central Asia, an...
  • DiamondBack and Sidewinder Baseball Teams support Scouting

    02/12/2006 12:17:10 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 157+ views
    Local Scout Council Flyers | Feb 12, 2006 | SandRat
    These two ball teams really support Scouting March 4 Scout Day at Tucson Electric Park (TEP)Sidewinder Home and Spring traiining location for the Diamond Backs it's Diamondbacks vs. White Sox May 5-6 at TEP The Scout Show/Youth Expo and we get the stadium. This will be the Pinewood Derby Compitition to find the Council winners and for the Scouts to Show off their skills and crafts. June 23 Scout Day and Sleepover in the TEP Ball stadium. Game, Scouts Parade on the field after the game, fireworks, midnight pizza madness, the movie "Follow Me Boys," Sidewinder/Scout patch, and sleepover on...
  • Iraqi Soldiers Learn From Military Transition Teams

    02/03/2006 6:05:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 311+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Feb 3, 2006 | Spc. Karl Johnson
    MAHMUDIYAH, Iraq, Feb. 3, 2006 — One of the coalition missions with the highest expectations, the greatest visibility and the most responsibility is that of the Military Transition Teams. The teams' task is to prepare the young Iraqi Army to take over the job of securing its own country. In Mahmudiyah, a city south of Baghdad, training is taking shape. "It's a very challenging mission, but the more we stay with the Iraqi Army, the better they become." U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Arturo Delagarza "It's a very challenging mission, but the more we stay with the Iraqi Army, the better...
  • Transition teams focus on teaching Iraqi forces

    02/01/2006 4:12:09 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 286+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 31, 2006 | Cpl. Joseph Digirolamo
    MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (Jan. 31, 2006) -- Iraq's security forces must be prepared to handle any situation as Iraq grows more independent. That's why a select group of Marines are chosen to train and mentor Iraqi Security Forces as Iraq moves forward. 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment’s Military Transition Team practiced its marksmanship skills at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms as part of their pre-deployment training to assist the Iraqi Security Forces. “Living with, training, and mentoring the Iraqi military is our mission,” said Maj. William F. Wahle, MTT...
  • Peterson teams among 'top dogs' at K-9 trials (WOOF-WOOF)

    12/02/2005 4:10:33 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 445+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Dec 1, 2005 | Tony Davis
    12/1/2005 - PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFPN) -- Two 21st Security Forces Squadron teams placed near the top in the tactical obedience and top agency areas at a national competition for working dogs. This is the sixth consecutive year squadron’s military working dogs and their handlers from here competed at the Tucson Area Police K-9 Trials in Tucson, Ariz. “Peterson teams have always done well at the trials. This year was no different,” said Master Sgt. Mark Dedrick, the squadron kennel master. He said Staff Sgt. Jesse Frank and Staff Sgt. Jesse Tames lead the way. After qualifying at...
  • Election Support Teams help ensure Iraqi vote

    11/02/2005 5:00:30 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 206+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Nov 2, 2005 | Capt. Juliet R. Chelkowski
    AR RAMADI, Iraq (Nov. 2, 2005) -- Over 200,000 Iraqi people in Al Anbar Province recently made their way to polling sites for Iraq’s Constitutional Referendum. The voters safely made their voices heard without even seeing the forces that were instrumental in making it possible. In response to a request from the Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq and the Ministry of Interior, the 2nd Marine Division deployed several election support elements comprised of Marines, Sailors and Soldiers throughout the province. These teams provided behind-the-scenes logistics support and ensured poll workers and material moved unimpeded between polling sites. According to the...
  • NATO Commander Touts Provincial Reconstruction Teams' Success

    10/21/2005 6:53:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 209+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct 21,2005 | Jim Garamone
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2005 – The provincial reconstruction teams in Afghanistan have been pivotal in the resurgence of society there, NATO's supreme allied commander for Europe said here Oct. 20. Jones, who also serves as commander of U.S. European Command, spoke about the PRTs and the key role they are playing. NATO will take over the security mission in Afghanistan sometime in the future. "If I could take off these stars and do anything in life, I think I'd want to be a PRT commander," Jones said. The United States created the first PRT in Gardez in 2002. The team,...
  • SPTT team Soldiers move out for Iraq

    10/11/2005 5:21:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 792+ views
    USAEUR PAO ^ | Oct 11, 2005 | UNKNOWN
    ANSBACH, Germany -- Soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division’s 4th Brigade held a departure ceremony Sept. 30 at Katterbach Kaserne for 22 Soldiers from the Special Police Training Teams. The SPTTs are a group of officers and noncommissioned officers from 4th Brigade handpicked to deploy to Iraq in order to strengthen the Iraqi Security Forces by organizing, training, equipping and mentoring the Iraqi forces.
  • Anti-Terror Teams Prove Worth, Versatility in Katrina Recovery

    09/15/2005 5:47:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 245+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sep 15, 2005 | Jim Garamone
    GULFPORT, Miss., Sept. 15, 2005 – Units formed to counter the effects of a terrorist incident have proven their worth during natural disasters. Civil support teams working in response to Hurricane Katrina's widespread destruction have given commanders here needed capabilities. Katrina wiped out the infrastructure throughout the Gulf Coast. The storm surge, wind, rain and subsequent flooding killed the communications net. "The land lines were blown down, and cell phones didn't work," said Sgt. 1st Class Peter Eargle, the communications specialist with the Mississippi National Guard's 47th Civil Support Team. "We were able to come in and establish communications between...
  • Multistate Guard Teams Help in Katrina Search Effort

    09/14/2005 5:55:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 265+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sep 14, 2005 | Jim Garamone
    GULFPORT, Miss., Sept. 14, 2005 – Hurricane Katrina has emphasized the word "national" in National Guard. A case in point is the firefighters at the Mississippi Air Guard's Combat Arms Training Center here. The flight line fire station is manned by members of the Guard from Mississippi, of course, but also from Michigan, New York, Florida, Georgia and North Dakota. "It was important for us to be here," said Air Force Staff Sgt. Gary DePoyster, a firefighter with Mississippi's 172nd Airlift Wing. "We all wanted to help our neighbors. But we couldn't have done all we have without our brothers...
  • Politically Correct College Team Names

    08/26/2005 7:38:24 AM PDT · by P8ri0 · 60 replies · 2,812+ views
    What is behind this invention of offense to Native American team names primarily by non-Native Americans. You won't here an Irishman or a Greek complaining about the Fighting Irish or the Spartans. Conversely, it is considered an honor. This use of feigned victimization in order to cause change in someone else’s behavior reminds me of the experiment with monkeys who have to push a lever to get a banana flavored pellet. The result being that the monkeys learned to use the lever increasingly more often to increase their gratification. It seems that those who can't master their own lives find...
  • NCAA will rethink Seminole ban

    08/12/2005 2:03:43 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies · 1,613+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | DAVID KARP, BRIAN LANDMAN and STEVE BOUSQUET
    A controversial NCAA decision restricting Florida State University's use of an American Indian mascot was based on incomplete information and will be reconsidered, a top NCAA official said Thursday. Walter Harrison, who chairs the committee that approved a policy directed at 18 schools with "hostile and abusive" American Indian mascots, said FSU has "good grounds" to appeal. Among the reasons, he said, are that the NCAA Executive Committee thought the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma opposed FSU's use of the Seminole image as a mascot. That was based partly on letters the committee received from David Narcomey, a member of the...
  • What's In A Name (Hilarious bash of NCAA lunacy!)

    08/11/2005 4:31:10 PM PDT · by George Stupidnopolis · 17 replies · 1,569+ views
    cnsnews.com ^ | 8/11/2005 | Ron Marr
    Up until a couple weeks ago, I assumed the adminstraters of the NCAA consisted of a bunch of beer-guzzling former jocks who sat around pondering earth-shattering issues such as the 25 second shot clock, the infield fly rule and the diameter of Astroturf. I should have known better. Being merely an adjunct of academia, and academia currently leaning further to the left than a two-legged dog, it only makes sense that the NCAA would include a Minority Opportunities and Interest Committee, not to mention an Executive Subcommittee on Gender and Diversity Issues. I’m sure if we search the nooks and...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • The Nationals and the National Anthem

    11/27/2004 7:51:00 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 465+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | NOVEMBER 26, 2004 | JAY BRYANT
    There was a time in America when the state of patriotism was such that the sponsors of sporting events could stop brawls by playing the National Anthem, upon hearing which the combatants would stop fighting and stand at attention. That technique was not tried in the Palace at Auburn Hills Friday night, for the simple reason that no one could imagine it would work in these days of unbridled irreverence. You can take the boyz out of the 'hood, but you can't take the 'hood out of the boyz, so to speak. And by the way, I don't mean only...
  • DISASTER TEAMS SAID READY FOR TERRORISM (Pres. Bush receiving updates at Camp David)

    12/25/2003 3:42:34 PM PST · by varina davis · 172 replies · 372+ views
    AP Wire ^ | Dec. 25, 2003 | AP Wire
    Disaster Teams Said Ready for Terrorism December 25, 2003 05:16 PM EST WASHINGTON - Disaster teams are ready to respond to any strike by the al-Qaida terrorist network and special equipment is monitoring the air for biological agents in some 30 cities, the Bush administration said Thursday. Four days after the nation went to a high Code Orange status and turned up its vigilance against terrorism, the threat had not diminished. "Credible reporting suggests al-Qaida continues to desire to attack American interests," said Brian Roehrkasse, spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security. "People have their antennas up," he said. President...
  • School ban on tribal nicknames upheld

    03/11/2003 11:50:29 PM PST · by ppaul · 20 replies · 530+ views
    The Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | 3/11/03 | Deborah Bach
    There will be no Indians, no Braves and no Chiefs at Seattle's public schools after a King County Superior Court judge yesterday upheld a school district policy banning the use of tribal names for school monikers and mascots.Judge James Doerty dismissed an appeal of the policy adopted last July, which prohibits the use of American Indians or Alaskan Natives as school symbols and nicknames. Seattle Public Schools established the policy after the student-run Native American Club at West Seattle High objected to the Indian mascot and nickname used at the school for more than 80 years. The Indian mascot was...
  • Fighting Whites inspire imitators (freerepublic.com mentioned in unflattering terms)

    01/08/2003 4:17:47 PM PST · by HighWheeler · 58 replies · 354+ views
    Washington Times ^ | January 6, 2003 | Valerie Richardson
    <p>DENVER — Don't be surprised if the hottest ticket in college basketball this season turns out to be a match between the Fighting Whites and the North American Stealers.</p> <p>The pride of the University of Northern Colorado, the Whites won only two games in their intramural basketball league last year, but their idea of turning the tables on schools with American Indian mascot names has spread like wildfire.</p>
  • Students put twist on mascots - The Fighting WHITIES

    03/11/2002 3:43:56 PM PST · by chance33_98 · 144 replies · 691+ views
    <p>Indian students in Colorado have turned the tables in a debate on racism by naming their intramural basketball team "The Fighting Whities."</p> <p>The students, at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, chose a white man as a mascot after failing to persuade nearby Eaton High School to drop a nickname they say offends them.</p>