Today’s Founding Father quote of the day from www. foundingfatherquotes.com is:
“The people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government and to reform, alter, or totally change the same when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it. And the federal Constitution – according to the mode prescribed therein [Article V] – has already undergone such amendments in several parts of it as from experience has been judged necessary.” Samuel Adams: the Legislature of Massachusetts, January 19, 1796
African Nurse Saved GIs at Battle of Bulge
BASTOGNE, Belgium, Feb. 22, 2011 – It was a bitterly cold winter morning when Augusta Chiwy’s tram pulled into Brussels Central train station, Dec. 16, 1944.
Face of Defense: Petty Officer Maintains Team’s Network
KHOST PROVINCE, Afghanistan, Feb. 22, 2011 – To his teammates on the provincial reconstruction team here, Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Riedel, an information systems technician from Corpus Christi, Texas, is known as a jack of all trades
Study Guide: Unions, protests, gov’t shutdowns, and more
NOTE: Here are the sources to the info. mentioned on Glenn Beck’s 2/21 TV show.
Federal, state and local debt hits post-WWII levels
The daunting tower of national, state and local debt in the United States will reach a level this year unmatched just after World War II and already exceeds the size of the entire economy, according to government estimates.
U.S. Navy Breaks Scientific Barriers With ‘Death Ray of the Future’ Laser Weapon
In their work toward developing the newest technology for tracking and destroying enemy missiles, scientists at Jefferson Labs recently pumped an astonishing 500 kilovolts into their latest creation, the free-electron laser (FEL) — a power level never achieved before.
Shocking Level of Influence Exposed: Union Boss Trumka Talks to White House EVERY DAY and Visits a Couple Times A Week
NOTE: This YouTube clip is 1:19.
WI Firefighters Offer Conce$$ions to Save Collective Bargaining for All
It was almost midnight on Saturday night, Mahlon Mitchell, president of the Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin spoke with Oliver Dykstra, a reporter from The Uptake and appears to have offered up financial concessions from his union in order to save the collective bargaining rights of the teachers union and others.
Wisconsin Docs Under Investigation for Protest ‘Sick’ Notes
The Blaze first brought you the startling video of doctors — many of whom are affiliated with the University of Wisconsin — handing out questionable absence excuse slips to protesters “sick” of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Sunday.
Obama Defends Planned Parenthood After Undercover Vids: ‘Manufactured’
If you ask President Obama about Live Action’s recent damning, undercover video showing questionable counsel at Planned Parenthood clinics, he might blow you off by saying the controversy is simply “manufactured.” That’s what he told a local NBC affiliate in Richmond, VA last week.
FBI: Muslim Brotherhood deeply rooted inside U.S.
WASHINGTON – Staff investigators with the House and Senate intelligence committees say they are probing the domestic security threat posed by the radical Muslim Brotherhood and, specifically, whether Brotherhood operatives have penetrated the U.S. government.
Four Americans Killed on Yacht Hijacked by Pirates
DEVELOPING STORY: Four Americans aboard a yacht hijacked by Somali pirates have been killed, Fox News has confirmed. U.S. forces responded to gunfire aboard the yacht Quest at approximately 1 a.m. Tuesday, but discovered all four hostages had been shot by their captors. Despite steps to provide life-saving care, all four hostages died of their wounds.
Is Hezbollah Working with Mexico Drug Cartels
Adam Housley reports that while the threat of deadly drug cartels in Mexico is worrisome to the US, it may pale in comparison to this… Some of them are joining forces with Middle East terror groups.
Iranians hack into VOA website
Iranian computer hackers on Monday hijacked the website of the Voice of America, replacing its Internet home page with a banner bearing an Iranian flag and an image of an AK-47 assault rifle.
Iranian warships enter Suez Canal
CAIRO (AP) – Suez Canal officials say two Iranian naval vessels have entered the strategic waterway en route for the Mediterranean Sea. Canal officials say the ships – a frigate and a supply vessel – entered the canal early Tuesday morning and are expected to reach the Mediterranean later in the day.
Oil prices surge on fear of Libyan unrest
Oil prices soared and global stocks plunged Monday on signs that Libya, a major exporter, will cut oil production amid spreading violence and unrest. Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi‘s son, Seif al-Islam, warned that Libya‘s oil wealth “will be burned” if the unrest leads to civil war, while an influential Libyan tribal leader offered a counterthreat to cut off oil shipments to the West within 24 hours if the regime’s violence against protesters does not end.
Libya: intelligence agency ‘jamming’ television signals
Libya’s intelligence agency is behind the powerful jamming that has disrupted Al Jazeera television’s signal across much of the Middle East and North Africa, the Arab satellite broadcaster said on Monday.
Two Libyan pilots defect, say ordered to bomb protesters
(Reuters) – Two Libyan Air Force fighter pilots defected on Monday and flew their jets to Malta where they told authorities they had been ordered to bomb protesters, Maltese government officials said.
Medvedev sees `fires for decades’ in Arab world
MOSCOW – Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday predicted decades of instability in the Arab world if protesters whom he called fanatics come to power, adding no such scenario will be permitted at home.
Russia Points To Google’s Role in Egypt Unrest
If you’ve read the news lately, you might have heard Glenn Beck has been discussing Google. And while some have incorrectly reported that he is advocating a boycott of the company, the truth is he‘s actually skeptical of the company’s government connections and one of its executive’s involvement in the Egyptian revolution. It seems Russia might agree.
Starving N. Korea begs for food, but U.S. has concerns about resuming aid
TOKYO – North Korea recently took the unusual step of begging for food handouts from the foreign governments it usually threatens. Plagued by floods, an outbreak of a livestock disease and a brutal winter, the government ordered its embassies and diplomatic offices around the world to seek help.
Strong quake in New Zealand collapses buildings
WELLINGTON, New Zealand – A powerful earthquake struck New Zealand’s already-bruised city of Christchurch on Tuesday, collapsing buildings, burying vehicles under debris and sending rescuers scrambling to help trapped people amid reports of multiple deaths.
A Wallet Lost 40 Years Ago Now Is Found
Rudolph R. Resta, 77, walked out of a wintry rain recently, through the revolving door of a largely empty Times Square office building, and into his distant past.
Justine Siegal sets MLB milestone
GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Justine Siegal became the first woman to pitch batting practice in a major league spring training camp when she threw to the Cleveland Indians on Monday. Not only did she pass the test with flying colors, some people became a little envious along the way.