On Veterans Day, honoring Marine who lost limbs in Afghanistan, but not spirit
The morning that Marine Cpl. Todd A. Nicely received his medal for valor, he and his wife, Crystal, paused in a restroom at Walter Reed Army Medical Center to pull the trousers of his uniform over his artificial legs.
Rifle squad honors vets with 57,000 goodbyes
MINNEAPOLIS — The bus stops on the cemetery path and the silver-haired men file out, sober-faced and silent amid a sea of white marble tombstones. Some carry rifles, some flags, a few hold bugles. They’ve all come to say goodbye — to a stranger.
Blogger Urges Everyone to Thank a Vet
My daughter came home from school the other day and told me she had learned about Veterans’ Day in class. “I told the teacher my mom is a veteran,” she said proudly.
Pendleton celebrates Corps’ 235th birthday
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — In recognition of the Corps’ 235th birthday, Marines and sailors from across Camp Pendleton gathered at base’s 11 Area football field to watch and participate in base’s annual Marine Corps Birthday Pageant, Nov. 5.
Chairman’s Corner’s: United States Marine Corps Birthday
WASHINGTON November 10, 2010 – For 235 years, United States Marines have earned a privileged place in our hearts. For we know that when there is a tough job to do, we can “send in the Marines,” knowing that they will get the job done.
Veterans mark 60th anniversary of legendary reservoir battle
SEOUL — More than 250 veterans gathered here Nov. 10 to mark the 60th anniversary of the pivotal Jangjin “Chosin” Reservoir battle where U.S. Soldiers and Marines defeated a much larger enemy force during a strategic retreat through bitterly cold and fiercely contested mountainous terrain.
Portal Helps Vets, Reserves, Guardsmen Land Jobs
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2010 – Just in time for Veterans Day, a new, state-of-the-art Web portal is being rolled out tomorrow to help veterans – as well as reserve-component members, their families and wounded warriors – land jobs with civilian employers who value their military experience.
DOD Call Center Links Troubled Troops, Resources
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2010 – Troubled troops, veterans and family members have a round-the-clock, free resource for locating the help they need to deal with psychological health problems and traumatic brain injury.
Marine who pulled local Marine’s body from ambush may be first living Marine in a generation to receive medal of honor
VIRGINIA BEACH — Dakota Meyer may be the first living Marine to receive the Medal of Honor in a generation. In September last year, while in Afghanistan, Corporal Meyer went into a kill-zone to pull out the bodies of four soldiers to bring their bodies back to their families.
Veterans’ Reflections: ‘It Was a Thing I Had to Do’
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2010 – Buster Adams dedicated his life to serving his country, though he didn’t intend initially to do it through military service.
Face of Defense: Band Strikes Music Industry Chord
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 10, 2010 – When the band American Attitude formed four years ago, the members just wanted to fill some empty seats at their noncommissioned officers club on drill weekends.
Combined Force Kills Taliban Leader in Ghazni
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2010 – An Afghan and coalition force killed a Taliban leader and facilitator during an intelligence-driven overnight operation in Afghanistan’s Ghazni province, military officials reported.
Coalition, Afghan Forces Detain Numerous Insurgent Leaders
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2010 – Coalition and Afghan forces have captured multiple Taliban leaders involved in enemy operations in Afghanistan in recent days, military officials reported.
Pakistan officials: Suspected US missiles kill 6
PESHAWAR, Pakistan – American missiles killed six suspected militants as they returned home to Pakistan after attacking a security post across the border in Afghanistan, local intelligence officials said.
U.S. Deploying Drones in Yemen to Hunt for Al-Qaeda
The United States has deployed Predator drones to hunt for al-Qaeda operatives in Yemen for the first time in years but has not fired missiles from the unmanned aircraft because it lacks solid intelligence on the insurgents’ whereabouts, senior U.S. officials said.
Soros Exposed: Research on the Progressive Puppet Master
For months, Glenn has been pulling back the structure progressives have worked decades to put in place. Beneath every layer lies one common thread: George Soros. Tonight on TV, Glenn presents an in-depth look at the Puppet Master, billionaire financier George Soros, one of the most powerful forces in the Progressive Movement. But don’t just take Glenn’s word for it. Read. Analyze. Do your own homework and come to your own conclusions – read below to fact check all the sources used on tonight’s show.
‘Puppet Master’ Soros Has ‘Fun’ Subversively & Adversely Affecting Societies; Lays Out His Plan For America
NOTE: This video clip is 3:34.
Beck TV: How Much Does George Soros Control?
NOTE: This is a 15:49 video clip from Glenn Beck’s TV show from 11/9/10.
Day Two: Beck Explains Soros Control Game Plan
NOTE: This is a 12:20 video clip from Glenn Beck’s TV show from 11/10/10.
Report: Ardent NPR Defenders Receive Soros Funding Too
The Daily Caller has done some investigative work and found that some of the most vocal supporters of the Juan Williams firing from NPR are part of organizations that receive Soros funding. Soros is a supporter of NPR, recently donating $1.8 million to the publicly-funded radio outlet.
Is Soros Betting on U.S. Financial Collapse?
As the Federal Reserve undertakes its second round of quantitative easing, buying up $600 billion of government debt, the line of detractors is getting longer. New to the queue is Zubi Diamond, a U.S. financial author who says that the plan plays right into the hands of George Soros.
SEIU Affiliate Accused of Punishing Dissenting Employees
Two employees who voiced support for a rival union were wrongfully dismissed during contract negotiations with a Service Employees International Union (SEIU) affiliate, according to a complaint issued by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
Are SEIU Members Really Counting Ballots in Tight CA House Race?
For most of the country, the midterm elections ended last Tuesday when the final ballots were counted. However, the race in California’s 11th Congressional District remains a tight race between Democratic Rep. Jerry McNerney and Republican challenger David Harmer.
Federal Worker Salaries of $150,000+ Double on Obama’s Watch
Federal government workers have notoriously earned more than — in many cases more than double — their private sector counterparts for a while. But a new analysis from USA Today sheds light on the shocking size and scope of pay increases for federal workers, most notably in recent years.
Deficit Commission Proposal: Reduce Social Security Increases; Maybe Eliminate Mortgage Deduction
WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of President Barack Obama’s bipartisan deficit commission are proposing to reduce the annual cost-of-living increases in Social Security. It’s part of a sweeping proposal to wrestle $1 trillion-plus budget deficits under control.
What Is Fed’s QE2, and What Will It Do? Experts Explain in Everyday English
QE2 sounds like a luxury ocean liner. But many wonder if the Federal Reserve’s second round of “quantitative easing” would be more aptly named the Titanic, says the Dallas Morning News.
Who Paid for Pelosi’s Party?
As we reported earlier this week, Nancy Pelosi planned to hold a special reception on Capitol Hill this afternoon to celebrate the “accomplishments” of the 111th Congress. So who footed the bill for the event? According to Politico, the outgoing House Speaker‘s office isn’t saying.
MSNBC Host Calls for Revolution: ‘Real Change…Perhaps Through Violence’
“Are things in our country so bad that it might actually be time for revolution?” Dylan Radigan asked yesterday on his MSNBC show. His unequivocal reply: “The answer is obviously ‘yes.’ The only question is, ‘how to do it?’”
FCC opens inquiry into Google data collection
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission is investigating whether Google Inc. broke the law by inadvertently sucking up fragments of e-mails, Internet passwords, Web surfing behavior and other online activities over public Wi-Fi networks while photographing neighborhoods for its “Street View” mapping feature.
Pledge of Allegiance Debate Divides NY School District
An upstate New York school board is convening Tuesday evening and will hear community residents‘ concerns about the district’s current policy regarding the Pledge of Allegiance.
Federal Judge Blocks Oklahoma Voters’ Ban on Sharia Law
Just days after 70 percent of Oklahoma voters approved an amendment to the state constitution that would bar state courts from using international law from deciding cases — namely Islamic Sharia law — the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) filed suit to block the measure.
Perry calls Social Security bankrupt ‘Ponzi scheme’
Gov. Rick Perry stopped off in the Alamo City on Tuesday for a bite of barbecue and a bit of promotion for his new book — and called for completely repealing President Barack Obama’s health care legislation while he was at it.
Top Russian spy defects after betraying ring in U.S.
MOSCOW (Reuters) – The head of Russia’s deep cover U.S. spying operations has betrayed the network and defected, a Russian paper said on Thursday, potentially giving the West one of its biggest intelligence coups since the end of the Cold War.
Plan to accept Mexican ID draws fire
DURHAM, NC (WTVD) — Durham’s city council is getting an earful over a controversial plan to allow Mexican immigrants to use a special Mexican ID card for Mexican citizens living outside Mexico.
U.S. military helps Mexican officials in tracking drug gangs
The U.S. military has begun to work closely with Mexico’s armed forces, sharing information and training soldiers in an expanding effort to help that country battle its violent drug cartels, according to U.S. and Mexican officials.
Muslim leader recruits Americans for jihad
In an extraordinary interview, a British Muslim leader admitted on CNN that he is soliciting American Muslims via the Internet to carry out violence against the U.S. – a confession that prompted the anchor to call on authorities to arrest him as a “heinous terrorist.”
Violence as Thousands of UK Students Protest Tuition Fees
LONDON (AP) — Tens of thousands of students marched noisily through London on Wednesday to oppose plans to triple university tuition fees, in the largest street protest yet against the government’s sweeping austerity measures.
Regulators: British Islam Channel Promotes Rape, Encourages Violence Against Women
Britain’s Islam Channel has come under fire for breaking broadcasting rules by promoting marital rape, encouraging violence against women, and trumpeting an anti-Israel, pro-Hamas message, British officials say.
Irish Borrowing Costs Hit Record High
Irish borrowing costs shot up to new lifetime highs on Thursday and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso signalled the bloc was ready to act should the humbled former “Celtic Tiger” require a rescue.
Security Council Gets North Korea Nuke Report
UNITED NATIONS — A report by U.N. experts saying North Korea is exporting banned nuclear and missile technology
to Iran, Syria and Myanmar has been sent to the Security Council after China dropped its objections, U.N. diplomats said Wednesday.
APNewsBreak: Nigeria links Iran to arms shipment
ABUJA, Nigeria – Nigerian intelligence officials and diplomats have concluded that the Iranian government was behind a secret shipment of weapons discovered last month in shipping containers, according to internal documents seen Thursday by The Associated Press.
Man Hits Fleeing Burglar With Pumpkin, Police Said
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An Albuquerque man took down a man who broke into his house by knocking him out with a giant pumpkin, police said. Albuquerque police said Zack Bridges launched a pumpkin at the suspect at a home near Juan Tabo Boulevard and Copper Avenue. The giant gourd scattered all over the street after it hit the man in the head.