TF Patriot bids farewell to fallen hero
LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Members of Task Force Patriot, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division based at Fort Polk, La., gathered to honor a fallen comrade Jan. 17.
TF Patriot leaders, comrades honor fallen Soldier
LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – A Task Force Patriot Soldier from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division based at Fort Polk, La. died as the result of an enemy attack in Logar Province Jan. 7.
Face of Defense: Married Supply Sergeants Deploy Together
BAGHDAD, Jan. 18, 2011 – A married couple with the 1st Infantry Division’s 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, is deployed here together, serving with U.S. Division Center.
Frances Fox Piven: Calls for violence
On Friday, Glenn made a promise to his listeners to start showing the people who are calling for violence and chaos. In response to the tragedy in Arizona, Glenn wrote a pledge of nonviolence in which he called for people to stand against violence from all sides and directions.
Supreme Court Will Hear Case of Man Arrested for Traveling With ‘Legal’ Gun
WASHINGTON (AP) — Missed flights only inconvenience most people. A late flight landed Utah gun owner Greg Revell in jail for 10 days after he got stranded in New Jersey with an unloaded firearm he had legally checked with his luggage in Salt Lake City.
States Warned of $2 Trillion Pensions Shortfall
US public pensions face a shortfall of $2,500 billion that will force state and local governments to sell assets and make deep cuts to services, according to the former chairman of New Jersey’s pension fund.
The Coming Municipal Bond Meltdown
The municipal-bond market is in crisis, with prices fall ing and investors running for cover — and for good reason. Munis — bonds sold by states, cities, counties and other localities to finance government operations — are in trouble because the Ponzi scheme of Big Government is coming unglued. The markets are merely reflecting this reality, as they always do.
Two charged over iPad hacking on AT&T network
(Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors filed criminal charges against two people accused of stealing the email addresses and other personal data of about 120,000 users of Apple Inc’s iPad tablet computer.
NSA breaks ground on Utah ‘spy center’ data center
The National Security Agency is building one of the largest and most expensive data centers as a place to gather and analyze intelligence data. At $1.2 billion, this is the largest Department of Defense construction project underway. Officals broke ground at the site 25 miles south of Salt Lake City Thursday, and it will give NSA diversity with a separate data center beyond the one it has in Ft. Meade, Md., says NSA Deputy Director J. Chris Inglis.
Obamacare challenge moves into 4th Circuit
Liberty Counsel today told judges on the bench of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that the Obamacare law signed by Barack Obama last year simply exceeds the authority the Constitution grants to Congress and the president and it must be overturned.
Record Food Prices Causing Africa Riots Stoke U.S. Farm Economy
The same record food prices causing riots in Algeria and export bans in India are allowing President Barack Obama to combine the biggest-ever U.S. farm exports with the tamest inflation since the 1960s.
Mexico police: founding member of Zetas captured
MEXICO CITY – Mexico’s federal police have arrested a founding member of the brutal Zetas drug cartel, a man who controlled drug smuggling routes and the kidnapping of Central American migrants in southern Mexico, officials said Tuesday.
China’s lending hits new heights
China has lent more money to other developing countries over the past two years than the World Bank, a stark indication of the scale of Beijing’s economic reach and its drive to secure natural resources.
Iran bans production of Valentine’s Day gifts
TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran has banned the production of Valentine’s Day gifts and any promotion of the day celebrating romantic love to combat what it sees as a spread of Western culture, Iranian media reported.
Ahmadinejad, Medvedev agree to boost ties: report
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev agreed to boost ties between their countries, in a a telephone conversation, state media reported on Monday.
Moscow reaffirms Soviet recognition of Palestine
JERICHO, West Bank (Reuters) – Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday Moscow had recognized an independent Palestinian state in 1988 and was not changing that position adopted by the former Soviet Union.
Report: EU School Calendars Scrub Christian Holidays, Keep Muslim Ones
A new 2011-2012 school calendar for children published by a branch of the European Union has omitted references to Christian holidays but has kept its references to prominent Jewish, Hindu, and even Muslims holidays, according to a Catholic news outlet.
Sal the Cat summoned for jury service… and court rules he ‘must attend’
A pet cat has been summoned for jury duty – and has been told by courts he ‘must attend’. Despite owner Anna Esposito’s protestations that a mistake has been made, a jury commissioner has ruled that Sal must attend the court.