Headstone for Medal of Honor awardee unveiled
OVIEDO, Fla., Jan. 22, 2011 — This morning at the All Faiths Memorial Cemetery in Caselberry, Fla., approximately 200 people gathered at the grave of 24-year-old Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller to witness the unveiling of his Medal of Honor marker in a ceremony hosted by the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) and the Miller family.
Soldier’s ingenuity makes his dream a reality
NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – His thoughts jostled him awake in the hot July night. He had dreamt up a solution to a problem he’d been wrestling with in his mind for months. He couldn’t stop thinking about it. He eventually rolled out of bed with a renewed sense of purpose, and called his wife, Katie, then his parents.
DFAC dedicated to fallen Guard Soldier opens for business
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – The grand opening ceremony for the Grady Dining Facility was held at Bagram Airfield’s Camp Warrior Jan. 22.
Face of Defense: Soldier Finds Peace Through Music
PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan, Jan. 24, 2011 – People say it’s not what life throws at you, but how you handle it, that determines your character.
Developing: Explosion at Russia’s Busiest Airport — Possible Suicide Bombing
MOSCOW (AP) — A explosion ripped through the arrivals hall at Moscow’s busiest airport on Monday, killing 31 people and wounding about 130, Health Ministry officials said.
US to sell final Citigroup holding Tuesday
The US government plans to sell its last holding in rescued banking giant Citigroup, the Treasury Department said Monday. The Treasury said it would hold a one-day public auction Tuesday of its remaining 465 million warrants in the bank.
Verizon Sues FCC Over Net Neutrality Power Grab
Verizon Communications has become the first of what many expect to be many, to sue the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to undo its voting themselves Internet Overlords on December 21st.
The World from The Hill: U.N. funding an early target for House Republicans
A key House Republican is quickly pressing forward with her goals to scale back U.S. funding for the United Nations. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told The Hill that oversight would be a key function of the panel, particularly funding to the U.N. Human Rights Council (HRC) that is “a waste of taxpayer dollars.”
Postal Service Eyes Closing Thousands of Post Offices
HOLMES MILL, Ky.—The U.S. Postal Service plays two roles in America: an agency that keeps rural areas linked to the rest of the nation, and one that loses a lot of money.
Domestic use of aerial drones by law enforcement likely to prompt privacy debate
AUSTIN – The suspect’s house, just west of this city, sat on a hilltop at the end of a steep, exposed driveway. Agents with the Texas Department of Public Safety believed the man inside had a large stash of drugs and a cache of weapons, including high-caliber rifles.
Faceoff! States tell feds to back down
What if Washington made a law and nobody paid attention? Or even more significantly, what if states specifically repudiated it and threatened to prosecute those enforcing it?
Three SEIU Locals–Including Chicago Chapter–Waived From Obamacare Requirement
(CNSNews.com) – Three local chapters of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), whose political action committee spent $27 million supporting Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election, have received temporary waivers from a provision in the Obamacare law.
A Guide to the Ideas and Violent Rhetoric of Frances Fox Piven
Who’s really calling for violence, Glenn Beck or Frances Fox Piven? There’s been some talk recently criticizing Glenn Beck for speaking out against Frances Fox Piven and her calls for “angry” revolution.
Suddenly Radical Frances Fox Piven Is Old “Widowed College Professor”
Frances Fox Piven has a history of flame-throwing. She’s better known as one-half of the infamous Cloward-Piven strategy, wherein she and her husband published a theory detailing how people could overwhelm the system, break the system, and then get higher, guaranteed income. From magic.
Globalization Destruction: Piven Gleefully ‘Hopes’ and Explains How Countries Like China Can Shut Down USA and Bring Revolutionary Transformation
Basic Globalization Revolution Theory: Our computers, information technology, energy, even some food is all imported from authoritarian nations whose workers make less than dollars a day .
Young Communists Launch National ‘Red School-Bus Tour’
It‘s communism that’s about 40 feet long and rolls along on four wheels. And it could be coming to a town near you. The Southern California Young Communist League (YCL), a branch of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA), announced on its website that it’s launching a “National Red School-Bus Tour.” The YCL calls each stop on the tour “weekend long schools” for “young activists.” So what exactly is this tour all about?
China’s New Stealth Fighter May Use Technology From Downed U.S. Plane
BRUSSELS (AP) — Chinese officials recently unveiled a new, high-tech stealth fighter that could pose a significant threat to American air superiority — and some of its technology, it turns out, may well have come from the U.S. itself.
Chinese Pianist Lang Lang Plays Anti-American Tune at White House
Lang Lang the pianist says he chose it. Chairman Hu Jintao recognized it as soon as he heard it. Patriotic Chinese Internet users were delighted as soon as they saw the videos online. Early morning TV viewers in China knew it would be played an hour or two beforehand.
Soldiers Kill 10 Gunmen in Mexico Clash Along Texas Border
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Soldiers patrolling a rural area on the border with Texas killed 10 suspected drug gang gunmen at a training camp, Mexico’s Defense Department said Saturday.
Ankara: Israel fired on ‘Mavi Marmara’ before boarding
Excerpts from Turkey’s report on the IDF’s May 31, 2010 interception of a Gaza-bound flotilla were released on Monday, in reaction to the publication of the Turkel Commission’s findings. The Turkel report affirmed that Israel’s actions on May 31, 2010 were “legal pursuant to the rules of international law.
Iran announces launch of new cyber police units
TEHRAN, Iran—Iran’s state TV says the country has launched its first cyber police unit in the latest attempt by authorities to gain an edge in the digital world.
Global Price Fears Mount
Inflation fears—fueled by spiraling food, oil and raw material prices—are mounting around the globe, prompting the head of the European Central Bank to signal that it could raise interest rates in the future even though some countries have been weakened by the Continent’s debt crisis.
Climate change: Dogs of law are off the leash
PARIS — From being a marginal and even mocked issue, climate-change litigation is fast emerging as a new frontier of law where some believe hundreds of billions of dollars are at stake.
Determined Rescuers Save Dog Stranded on Frozen Pond
After several failed attempts, rescuers donned survival gear and retrieved a lost dog that had been skittering around the frozen surface of a 160-acre reservoir for days.