Today’s Founding Father quote of the day from www. foundingfatherquotes.com is:
“The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the republican model of government, are justly considered deeply, perhaps as finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.” George Washington: First Inaugural Address, April 30, 1789
Afghan, Coalition Forces Kill Enemy Fighter in Ghazni
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2011 – Afghan and coalition forces killed an enemy fighter and detained several other suspected insurgents yesterday in the Muqer district of Afghanistan’s Ghazni province, military officials reported.
PRT donates clothing, blankets to Khowst orphanage
KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Khowst Provincial Reconstruction Team medical personnel and engineers brought donated winter clothing and blankets to a Khowst City orphanage Feb. 1.
RCP 43 donates school supplies, toys in Baraki Barak
LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – To help prevent violent extremism and turn potential enemies into friends, 54th Engineer Battalion route-clearance Soldiers donated supplies to Afghan school children in Baraki Barak, Logar Province Jan. 30.
Women Learn to Fight Stress from Home Front
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2011 – During a week in which the White House pledged a vigorous, whole-of-government approach to supporting military families, 11 women worked diligently a few miles away to learn to cope with the stresses of their husbands’ multiple deployments and the post-traumatic stress that affects many of them when they return home.
Face of Defense: Barbershop Quartet Creates ‘Buzz’
CAMP DENALI, Alaska, Feb. 9, 2011 – When Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Timothy Tillman of the Alaska Air National Guard deployed to Southwest Asia last fall, he went with the goal to start a barbershop quartet. But how it fell into place, and the impact his deployed quartet is making, has created quite a buzz..
Study Guide: Sources from today’s programs
NOTE: Here are the sources to the info. mentioned on Glenn Beck’s 2/8 TV show.
House Rejects Extension of Patriot Act Provisions as 26 Republicans Defect
WASHINGTON (The Blaze/AP) — The House on Tuesday failed to extend the life of three surveillance tools that are key to the nation’s post-Sept. 11 anti-terror law, a slipup for the new Republican leadership that miscalculated the level of opposition within its own ranks.
Don’t Mess With Texas
The federal government is once again overstepping its authority by messing with Texas. Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) leadership continued their game of hardball by stripping Texas of its authority to issue greenhouse gas permits.
The Internet ‘Stimulus’-Just as Destructive as the Rest of the ‘Stimulus’
Tucked into the fatty, flabby folds of the nearly $1 trillion alleged “stimulus” bill foisted upon us (and our children, and their children, with interest) in 2009 was $7.2 billion for broadband Internet projects.
States revolt over health reform, Florida says it’s not the law here
Health insurers that overcharge Florida consumers won’t be required to issue rebate checks here, one of a raft of consequences emerging after a federal lower court judge declared the Affordable Care Act void.
CARB Before Horse
States: A court has tentatively ruled against California’s cap-and-trade law because alternatives were not considered. But then, neither were climate facts or the economic impact.
Obama signature creates ‘continental perimeter’
Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper quietly have taken a major step toward erasing the border between the two nations with a new “Beyond the Border” bilateral declaration.
WikiLeaks cables: Saudi Arabia cannot pump enough oil to keep a lid on prices
The US fears that Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest crude oil exporter, may not have enough reserves to prevent oil prices escalating, confidential cables from its embassy in Riyadh show.
Day 15: Egyptian Protests Draw Biggest Crowds Yet
Just one day after many media outlets declared that anti-government protests in Egypt were at a stalemate and running out of gas, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators flooded Cairo’s Tahrir Square and countless towns across Egypt on Tuesday, drawing the largest crowds since the popular revolt began.
CNN: Muslim Brotherhood Will not Seek Presidency
According to CNN, the Muslim Brotherhood — the Islamist organization credited with birthing the terrorist group Hamas — says it will not field a candidate for the Egyptian presidential race.
Muslim Brotherhood’s Goals Uncovered: Global Islamic Conquest & Caliphate
As anti-government protests continue brewing in Egypt, opposition groups such as the banned Muslim Brotherhood are gaining steam and popularity among disillusioned Egyptians bent on ousting President Hosni Mubarak from office. But excerpts of a 1995 book written by the Muslim Brotherhood‘s fifth leader and translated by Palestinian Media Watch are lending a disturbing look at the group’s views and stated mission.
Soros group: ‘Normalize’ Muslim Brotherhood
JERUSALEM – An international “crisis management” group led by billionaire George Soros long has petitioned for the Egyptian government to normalize ties with the Muslim Brotherhood.
Labor strikes in Egypt spill into broader unrest
CAIRO – Thousands of workers across Egypt, have gone on strike, demanding better pay, benefits and working conditions in added turmoil amid the country’s anti-government protests.
Pakistani cabinet resigns as part of revamp plan
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan’s federal cabinet resigned on Wednesday to allow Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani to set up a new, smaller cabinet and reduce government expenditure, officials said.
Coming Home: Hugs, Tears, Joy
A youngster clutches his dad’s leg while the soldier lifts his wife off the ground in celebration of an unexpected leave for the holidays during WWII. The sight of troops coming home—greeted by laughing, weeping friends and family; looking into the eyes of newborn sons and daughters for the first time—is a cultural linchpin, across all societies, in all times.