Aviation brigade operates medical clinic in Iraq
CAMP TAJI, Iraq (Army News Service, Sept. 20, 2010) — An aviation brigade at Camp Taji, Iraq, has been assigned with operating a consolidated level-two medical clinic in an effort to maintain military infrastructure as Operation New Dawn brings sweeping changes.
Disabled veterans sports clinic begins in San Diego
9/20/2010 – SAN DIEGO (AFNS) — The third annual National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic began here Sept. 20, as more than 200 disabled veterans came out to participate in a number of activities, including surfing, kayaking, cycling, and track and field events.
Fallen Airman to Receive Medal of Honor
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2010 – An airman who was killed 42 years ago in Laos will receive the Medal of Honor for actions he took after enemy forces overran a clandestine U.S. radar site.
Soldier Turns Brush With Death Into Message of Hope
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2010 – Army Capt. Joshua Mantz was dying on a hospital bed in Iraq. Just moments earlier, a sniper’s bullet had severed a femoral artery in his right thigh, causing massive blood loss.
Face of Defense: Twins Reunite in Afghanistan
NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan, Sept. 21, 2010 – “Congratulations on your promotion, sir,” the soldier said as he approached an open truck window and greeted a face he recognized. The captain in the truck had been hearing a lot of that in the 48 hours since his arrival to Bagram Airfield.
Twitter hack opens popups, causes havoc
NEW YORK – A new way to cause mischief is spreading through short-messaging service Twitter as mysterious “tweets” of blocked-out text propagate themselves and cause popup windows to open.
All You Need to Know about that Beck-Breitbart Protest: Obama’s ‘Organizing for America’ Was Behind It
How to confront the left: by giving as good as you get, by staying civil, by never backing down — and by using the First Amendment as both your sword and your shield.
Is the Obama Administration Using Tax Information to Track Adversaries?
It’s no secret that the Obama administration and its allies want to discourage the political activities of libertarian-leaning billionaires Charles and David Koch. As you may be aware, the brothers give a significant proportion of their political donations to the Republican Party and support conservative operations such as Americans for Prosperity, founded in 2004 by David Koch.
Report: Reid Hoping to Steer $3,360,000 in Earmarks to Campaign Contributor
A new report released today by the group 1001 Reasons to Vote Against Harry Reid shows that Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) has either steered or is attempting to steer a total of $3,360,000 in earmarked Defense Department contracts to a campaign contributor, despite President Obama’s direct opposition to the project.
US Government ‘hiding true amount of debt’
THE actual figure of the US’ national debt is much higher than the official sum of $US13.4 trillion ($14.3 trillion) given by the Congressional Budget Office, according to analysts cited on Sunday by the New York Post.
Fed Mulls Trillion-Dollar Policy Question
How much of a boost to the U.S. recovery could another trillion dollars or two buy? That’s a tricky question for the Federal Reserve when it meets Tuesday to debate what would warrant pumping more money into the financial system.
Denver On Frontline in Fight Against Homegrown Terrorism – Experts
Denver’s 9News reports national security experts are saying metro Denver is a frontline in the fight against homegrown terrorism and that Denver is listed as one of the places to watch on the homegrown terrorism radar.
U.S. military infiltrated by thumb-drive virus
In yet another sign that the Cold War between Russia and the United States isn’t over, Defense Department officials have revealed that Russia’s intelligence service was able to compromise classified Pentagon computer networks with the use of a manipulated portable thumb drive, according to a report from Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
Major health insurers to stop offering new child-only policies
Some of the country’s most prominent health insurance companies have decided to stop offering new child-only plans, rather than comply with rules in the new health-care law that will require such plans to start accepting children with preexisting medical conditions after Sept. 2.
Bill Would Give Justice Department Power to Shutter Piracy Sites Worldwide
Lawmakers introduced legislation Monday that would let the Justice Department seek U.S. court orders against piracy websites anywhere in the world, and shut them down through the sites’ domain registration.
Dem operative ‘involved’ in New Black Panthers call
Information obtained from the Obama Department of Justice by the Washington-based government monitor Judicial Watch appears to document that a political operative participated in the decision to drop large portions of a voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party that essentially already had been won.
Suddenly, Offensive Nazi Signs at Protests Aren’t Big News — If the Target is the Right, the MSM Gives Them a Pass
Signs depicting an American politician with an Adolph Hitler mustache are prominently displayed at a political protest and the organizers and participants continue with their demonstration making no attempt to remove the signs or disavow the message.
30 NYPD, 2 FDNY Assigned To Ahmadinejad Security
NEW YORK (CBS 2/WCBS 880) — One of the world’s most despised leaders was quite possibly the safest man in New York City on Monday night. The city is going to great lengths to protect Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, reports CBS 2′s Rob Morrison.
Taxpayers foot giant bill to keep heads of state safe at annual United Nations meeting
It will cost taxpayers a pretty penny to protect a petty Iranian tyrant while he visits New York. Security for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and 190 other world leaders gathering for the annual meeting of the UN General Assembly could cost $5 million to $7 million, officials said.
China tells U.S. to keep out of South China Sea dispute
BEIJING (Reuters) – China told the United States not to interfere in a regional dispute over claims to the South China Sea, saying it would only complicate the matter.
Clinton to unveil US funds for clean cookstove push
NEW YORK, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will announce on Tuesday a U.S. contribution of more than $50 million toward providing clean cooking stoves in developing countries to reduce deaths from smoke inhalation and fight climate change.
UN: Rich must not cut aid to poor to balance budget
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 20 (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pressed debt-ridden donor countries on Monday not to cut aid to the poor despite their budgetary woes.
Mexico paper asks drug cartels what they can print without risk of murder
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — The biggest newspaper in Mexico’s most violent city is to restrict drug war coverage after the killing of its second journalist in less than two years, just as international press representatives will urge the government to make security for journalists a national priority.
France on High Alert After Threat of Possible Terrorist Attacks
According to news reports, France is on high alert after threats of a possible terrorist attack by al-Qaida’s North African branch and reports that a female suicide bomber is planning to strike somewhere in Paris.
Greek truckers march to parliament
ATHENS, Greece (AP) – Some 2,500 protesting truck drivers, carrying Greek flags and shouting “shame” and “thieves,” marched to parliament Tuesday, on the ninth day of demonstrations against planned labor market reforms.
[Finland's] Government to implement planned tax on sweets, ice cream and soft drinks
On Thursday, the government decided in its general session that a tax is to be levied on candies and similar sweets, chocolate, cocoa products, ice cream, and popsicles or ice lollies. Initially the tax on sweets was supposed to be the equivalent of almost one euro per kilogram, but now the tax has been set at 75 cents a kilo.
After Watching This Video, It’s Clear the Universe Will End Today
There are plenty of amazing time lapse videos. This is one. But when you see it paired with Hans Zimmer’s “Dream is collapsing”—from Inception’s soundtrack—it goes from amazing to holy-fuck-the-Universe-is-about-to-collapse-and-we-are-all-gonna-die amazing. Play the HD full screen. Use headphones.