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  1. New ‘image’ of Israel Since its establishment 64 years ago, Israel has been bent on fortifying its existence which led to the uprooting of Palestinians from a large part of historical Palestine. Its fear was manifest in an Israeli policy built on attaining a striking force superior to that owned by the entire Arab world. This allowed Tel Aviv to wage wars against them at any time it felt is convenient to maintain its military superiority. But the policy of resorting to ‘deterrent force’ was met with complete failure in two instances – Lebanon in 2006 and Gaza in 2008-09. By waging these two wars, Israel has been facing a much greater ‘threat’ with the loss of its legitimacy as a state according to international law that is being violated on a daily basis by the Israeli apartheid/ colonial rule in the Occupied Territories. This new threat which is detrimental to the existence of the Zionist state can never be deterred by military force, regardless of its superiority, because it is not coming from the traditional enemies of the Zionist state, but from its close western friends who traditionally supported it financially and militarily throughout the years. Israeli colonies on Palestinian land are the main reason for Israel’s worldwide condemnation. Measures to boycott all Israeli products exported by these illegal colonies have been enacted in many countries, such as Denmark and South Africa, which followed similar steps taken earlier by Britain and some European countries. Israel’s image was also plunging with a survey conducted earlier this year in 22 countries by Globescan PIPA for the BBC World Service showing that Israel was one of the most negatively viewed countries. Both Israel and North Korea were ranked third with 50 per cent of the vote rating them as having negative influence. In some EU countries, views of Israel worsened with a negative rating of more than 74 per cent in Spain, 65 per cent in France, 69 per cent in Germany, 68 per cent in England, 65 per cent in Australia and 59 per cent in Canada. More serious is the fact that despite the vast Jewish influence in the German news media, a majority of Germans now consider Israel as an aggressive state bent on pursuing its interests by all means regardless of the threat they poses to world peace and stability. A poll conducted in May this year for Stern magazine found that 59 per cent of Germans believed that Israel was aggressive. Among the respondents, 70 per cent agreed that Israel pursued its interests without consideration for other nations. The same poll showed a very important shift in German consciousness that now considers that Germany no longer holds any responsibility or obligation toward Israel derived from Nazi actions against Jews 67 years ago. The huge role once played by the western news media in blindly supporting almost every Israeli action regardless of its negativity and violation of international law and human decency, has been faced with increasing discontent at Israel’s actions which now maintains a worldwide status as a ‘hated state’ most prominently for its apartheid rule that is being imposed by a brutal military force in Palestine. The recent vote in Unesco showed a worldwide support for the struggle of the Palestinian people and clear condemnation of Israel. In the past, the western news media (controlled by the Zionist lobby) used to reiterate Zionist lies using the Holocaust and the Christian mistreatment of Jews throughout history to create a sense of guilt in western minds, thus leading them to provide blind support to the ‘Jewish state’. Lately, it has become evident that the bright image created by the western media about Israel is steadily waning and it is “no longer an oasis of democracy in the backward Middle East”. In a recent article in the Washington Post, Rolland Kerbis, a professor in the Department of Political Science in the University of Minnesota, sees that “the future of Israel as a Jewish democratic and prosperous state is facing dire danger from inside Israel more that what is outside Israel, especially after the occupation of Palestine in 1967. This victory gave birth to a nationalistic/ racist tendency of extreme religiosity within the Zionist psyche of Israel which brought about extreme aggressive measures in its rule over the Occupied Territories”. Paul Krugman, a financial expert awarded the Nobel Prize in 2008, wrote in the New York Times about The Zionist Impasse, in which he criticised the policy of the current Israeli government by calling it “national suicide” that shall lead Israel to the abyss. Krugman added that, as an American Jew, he refrained in the past from criticising Israel, but he thought that now “it is vital to break the barrier of silence before the government of Israel causes a catastrophe of a big proportion”. By Assad Abdul Rahman
  2. Snotrocket ,plus1 that was some funny chit!
  3. .Heather Robson has worked as a journalist and researcher in the alternative health industry for seven years. She's worked closely with a number of doctors, helping them to develop informative newsletters that keep their readers abreast of the wide array of choices available when it comes to their health. Heather avoids embracing a single ideology when it comes to health care. Instead, she analyzes the research and facts with as little bias as possible, so that you can get the best information available!Don't buy into establishmentarian medicine and their media cheerleaders. Heart disease is not just another part of the human condition! Facts must trump propaganda when you look out over what is working, and what is not, in the realm of modern medicine.Overlooked successes, for example. It turns out that people living in tropical areas – especially those that haven't been industrialized – have lower rates of heart disease than we do here in the U.S. – much lower.Maybe it's the warm tropical breezes... or the gentle pounding of the surf. It could be the low-stress lifestyle. Or maybe it's the coconuts.The Healing Power of Coconuts Is Worth a LookA couple of years ago, most people had never heard of coconut water. Nowadays, it's a big health trend. Unlike most health trends, this one's got merit. And, it isn't just the liquid from the center of coconuts you should be interested in. It turns out that the pulp this popular tropical fruit contains loads of health benefits.Whether you drink coconut water, use coconut oil in your cooking, or eat fresh raw coconut, you're doing your body a good turn.Why I Started Drinking Coconut Water – And Why You Should, Too Perhaps you have picked up a coconut at the grocery store and shaken it. The sloshing noise is the coconut water in the middle, often mistakenly called coconut milk.Coconut water is 95 percent water, but it's loaded with nutrients. It's a good source of B vitamins, trace minerals, amino acids, antioxidants, electrolytes, and cytokinins. The blend of water and nutrients makes coconut water a perfect post-workout drink. It will rehydrate you and help restore the balance of electrolytes in your body.That's not the only reason to drink coconut water, though. It aids health in many other ways, too: <li style="margin-bottom: 12px;">Coconut water fights inflammation in your body. Chronic inflammation is a big culprit when it comes to disease and aging, as regular readers of HealthEdge have learned in past issues. <li style="margin-bottom: 12px;">It balances blood glucose, which lowers your risk of metabolic disorders like diabetes. <li style="margin-bottom: 12px;">It promotes better digestion. The enzymes in coconut water feed the good bacteria in your gut, making your whole digestive system work better. <li style="margin-bottom: 12px;">It's good for your heart. It helps regulate blood pressure, promotes healthy circulation, and fights plaque build up in your arteries. It's even good for your kidneys and can help to prevent kidney stone formation and the development of urinary tract infections. You can harvest your own coconut water from coconuts you purchase at the store. Look for young, green coconuts in the refrigerated section of your grocery store's produce department. You'll get more coconut water from green coconuts than from the usual brown ones, but young coconuts will spoil if you don't keep them cold.To get your coconut water without the hassle, you can buy it ready to drink. Nowadays, most grocery stores even carry single-serving drink pouches.An Oil That Actually Boosts Your MetabolismBesides coconut water, another great product is coconut oil. For a long time, coconut oil had a bad reputation. It's high in saturated fats, so it got lumped in with foods that contribute to heart disease.This is another case that the medical industry got dead wrong.In fact, island cultures that rely heavily on fully saturated coconut oil as a dietary staple have virtually no heart disease in their populations. And, multiple studies show that substituting an oil lower in saturated fat, like corn oil, for coconut oil results in higher heart disease risk.Comparing a diet rich in coconut oil versus one using an alternative like corn or safflower oil, the average person's HDL (good) cholesterol levels go way down on the vegetable oil diet, and that's a significant factor in determining heart disease risk.Like coconut water, coconut oil has many benefits: <li style="margin-bottom: 12px;">It contains lauric acid, which your body can convert into a powerful antiviral and antibacterial compound that can even destroy the influenza virus. <li style="margin-bottom: 12px;">The fats in coconut oil are easier for your body to break down than those in vegetable oils. So, switching from vegetable oil to coconut oil improves your digestion and helps your body use fat more efficiently. <li style="margin-bottom: 12px;">Coconut oil gives you energy without causing your blood sugar to spike, and studies show that substituting coconut oil for vegetable oil can help prevent additional weight gain in people with diabetes and pre-diabetes. Coconut oil stimulates the metabolism – making weight loss easier. Coconut oil is the best oil to cook with. Most oils – even olive oil – become damaged when you heat them. The damage makes them more oxidative in your body – basically, the damaged oils can pass that damage along to your cells.Coconut oil can withstand high heat while still maintaining its beneficial properties. The best coconut oil in terms of health benefits is unrefined, often labeled "virgin" or "extra-virgin." The label will usually tell you how the oil was processed. Centrifugal processing generally produces the mildest coconut flavor. Expeller-pressed and cold-pressed coconut oils will usually have a bolder flavor.If you're looking to use coconut oil without the coconut taste, choose a refined oil made with a chemical-free process – again check the label. You won't get as many of the health benefits, but refined coconut oil is still better for your heart and metabolism than traditional vegetable oils.Bonus Tip: Coconut oil is great for your skin. Use it in place of lotion to soften skin and repair age damage.Raw Coconut Is Good for You, Too!If you're looking to add some variety to your diet while boosting your nutrition, try fresh, raw coconut. Coconut oil is derived from the meat of the coconut, so it's should be no surprise that eating coconuts is good for you, too.The nutrients aren't as concentrated, but variety is the spice of life.One final note: I mentioned coconut milk, which is not at all the same as coconut water. Coconut milk is made by pressing the liquid out of ground-up coconut meat. While coconut water has a high concentration of nutrients, coconut milk has a high concentration of fat and, therefore, calories. One cup of coconut milk contains about 550 calories, most of them from fat. They're healthy fats, but you still want to go easy on this tasty drink.Also, traditional coconut farming does involve a lot of fertilizers and pesticides, so if it fits your budget, it may be worth buying organic.So be sure to pick up some coconut products and bring a little bit of that tropical health home with you!For Healthy Living, Heather Robson, HealthEdge
  4. WASHINGTON — A senior Obama administration political appointee and longtime aide to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano resigned Saturday amid allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior lodged by at least three Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees. Suzanne Barr, chief of staff to ICE Director John Morton, said in her resignation letter that the allegations against her are "unfounded." But she said she was stepping down anyway to end distractions within the agency. ICE, a division of the Homeland Security Department, confirmed Barr had resigned. The Associated Press obtained a copy of Barr's letter. Barr is accused of sexually inappropriate behavior toward employees. The complaints are related to a sexual discrimination and retaliation lawsuit filed by a senior ICE agent in May. In her letter to Morton, Barr said she has been the subject of "unfounded allegations designed to destroy my reputation" and is resigning "with great regret." "Of greater concern however, is the threat these allegations represent to the reputation of this agency and the men and women who proudly serve their country by advancing ICE's mission," Barr wrote. "As such, I feel it is incumbent upon me to take every step necessary to prevent further harm to the agency and to prevent this from further distracting from our critical work." Barr went on leave last month after the New York Post reported on the lawsuit filed by James T. Hayes Jr., ICE's special agent in charge in New York. Additional employees came forward with their allegations around the same time. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King, R-N.Y., said in a statement Saturday that Barr's resignation "raises the most serious questions about management practices and personnel policies at the Department of Homeland Security." He said his committee will continue to review the case and personnel practices at DHS. In one complaint, Barr is accused of telling a male subordinate he was "sexy" and asking a personal question about his anatomy during an office party. In a separate complaint, she is accused of offering to perform a sex act with a male subordinate during a business trip in Bogota, Colombia. She's also accused of calling a male subordinate from her hotel room and offering to perform a sex act. The names of two of Barr's accusers were censored in affidavits reviewed by AP. Homeland Security's office of professional responsibility and inspector general have been investigating the allegations. Prior to the lawsuit, there were no complaints about Barr, according to a homeland security official who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the matter. In the lawsuit, Hayes described a "frat house" atmosphere at ICE designed to humiliate male employees under Barr's leadership. Hayes, who was transferred to New York from ICE headquarters in Washington, is asking for more than $4 million that, among other things, would cover compensation he believes he is owed for relocation expenses and financial losses associated with his transfer. Hayes' lawyer, Morris Fischer of Silver Spring, Md., has declined to comment. The Justice Department is seeking to dismiss Hayes' lawsuit on the basis that he did not state a claim for retaliation. Barr, a 1995 graduate of the University of Arizona, was among Napolitano's first appointments after she became secretary in 2009. Barr started working for Napolitano in 2004, while Napolitano was governor of Arizona. Prior to that, Barr worked for Arizona Republican Sens. Jon Kyl and John McCain. David Wu's Alleged Teen Encounter On July 26, Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) <a href="" target="_hplink">announced</a> that he would step down pending the conclusion of ongoing negotiations to raise the debt ceiling. Wu, who had fielded <a href="" target="_hplink">prior criticism</a> for erratic behavior in the run up to his successful 2010 reelection -- he <a href="" target="_hplink">emailed staffers</a> a picture showing him wearing a tiger costume -- is currently facing allegations that he engaged in an unwanted sexual encounter with an 18-year-old. Wu has claimed the action was consensual. Anthony Weiner's Online Romance Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) was forced to <a href="" target="_hplink">resign</a> following a lengthy media investigation triggered after he accidentally sent his Twitter followers a picture of himself in his underwear. In the aftermath of the initial tweet, Weiner <a href="" target="_hplink">claimed</a> that his account had been hacked, but subsequent developments showed that he had contacted a <a href="" target="_hplink">number of other women</a> online, at times engaging in <a href="" target="_hplink">raunchy conversation</a>. Arnold Schwarzenegger's Mistress Revelations surfaced earlier this year that the former California governor and movie star had <a href="" target="_hplink">fathered a child</a> with his maid during an affair that took place during the 1990s. The child is now in his teens. In a statement to the <a href=",0,312678.story" target="_hplink"><em>Los Angeles Times</em></a> in May, Schwarzenegger confessed to the relationship:< blockquote>"After leaving the governor's office I told my wife about this event, which occurred over a decade ago," Schwarzenegger said Monday night in a statement issued to <em>The Times</em> in response to questions. "I understand and deserve the feelings of anger and disappointment among my friends and family. There are no excuses and I take full responsibility for the hurt I have caused. I have apologized to Maria, my children and my family. I am truly sorry."</blockquote> Eric Massa's Tickling Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.) <a href="" target="_hplink">resigned</a> in 2010 following <a href="" target="_hplink">mounting questions</a> about his conduct that culminated in a House ethics investigation of <a href="" target="_hplink">harassment allegations</a> brought forth by a male aide. Shortly after stepping down, Massa <a href="" target="_hplink">appeared</a> on Glenn Beck's television show and described part of an incident that had triggered the charges. "Not only did I grope him, I tickled him until he couldn't breathe," he said. "I should have never allowed myself to be as familiar with my staff as I was... I own this misbehavior." Chris Lee's Craigslist Follies Rep. Chris Lee (R-N.Y.) took part in perhaps the shortest Washington scandal of all time earlier this year, when a <a href="!5755071/married-gop-congressman-sent-sexy-pictures-to-craigslist-babe" target="_hplink">report</a> that he had sent shirtless pictures to a woman he contacted on Craigslist prompted his <a href="" target="_hplink">resignation</a> mere hours later. John Ensign Has Affair With Aide's Wife In June 2009, Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) admitted to having an affair with the wife of a close friend and top aide. In April of this year, he <a href="" target="_hplink">announced</a> that he was resigning amid a high-profile ethics probe. Jack Ryan Taking Jeri Ryan To Sex Clubs According to custody records, 2004 Illinois Republican Senate hopeful Jack Ryan brought his wife -- actress Jeri Ryan -- to sex clubs in various cities with the intent of having sex in public. Ryan was forced to drop out of the race amid the scandal that flared afterward. Mark Sanford's Secret Trip To Buenos Aires When Governor Mark Sanford (R- S.C.) went missing for a few days in June 2009 he said he was hiking the Appalachian Trail. He later confessed he was actually in Argentina visiting his "soul mate." He and his wife have since gotten divorced. John Edwards And Rielle Hunter In August 2008, Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) finally confessed that he'd had an affair with a former campaign worker after being exposed by the <i>National Enquirer</i>. He met Rielle Hunter, his future campaign videographer, in a bar. Edwards <a href="" target="_hplink">admitted</a> fathering the child in early 2010. Eliot Spitzer Client Number 9 In March 2008, a federal investigation revealed that Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D-N.Y.) had habitually patronized a high-priced prostitution agency, spending up to $80,000 on the service. Larry Craig Toe-Tapping In Airport Bathroom Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) was arrested in June 2007 for lewd conduct following an unusual interaction with another man in a bathroom stall at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Craig did not resign immediately, but he did not run again. Mark Foley Sends Sex Messages To Underage Pages In September 2006, then chairman of the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.) was forced to resign amid a scandal involving sexual IM and email conversations with male pages. Foley has since admitted that he is ***. David Vitter Caught With Prostitutes Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) was exposed as a former client of the "DC Madam" prostitution ring in 2007. She even called him during votes. The conservative senator was reportedly also a regular at a New Orleans brothel. Vitter ran for reelection and won in 2010. Tim Mahoney Paid Off Mistress Staffer In October 2008, it was reported that Rep. Tim Mahoney (D-Fla.) had paid a former staffer-turned-mistress $121,000 to keep her from filing a lawsuit. Mahoney later admitted to having more extramarital affairs. Vito Fosella Bailed Out From DUI By Mistress In May 2008, Rep. Vito Fossella (R-N.Y.) was arrested for drunk driving, taken to jail, and bailed out by his mistress. After conflicting stories and poorly constructed lies, he finally admitted that he had been engaged in an affair with the woman and was the father of her 3-year old child. Don Sherwood Accused Of Choking Mistress In 2005, opponents of Rep. Don Sherwood (R-Pa.) released a D.C. police report from 2004 alleging that Sherwood had choked his mistress. The release of the report forced Sherwood to admit to a five-year affair with the woman. Gary Condit And Murdered Intern Chandra Levy After congressional intern Chandra Levy went missing in May 2001, Rep. Gary Condit (D-Calif.) became the center of a scandal that led to his admitting an affair with Levy. In 2009, Levy's murderer was determined to be a man already in prison for other murders.
  5. Happy Brothers' Day! You may have served in Combat or in non-combat. You may have retired out or you may have served for a short time. You may have been a draftee or a volunteer. You may have served in the Corps, Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard or the Merchant Marines, BUT YOU SERVED. You did not run off to England or Canada, etc. YOU DID YOUR JOB HONORABLY and for that I am PROUD to call you Brother. You may have served during Korea, WWII,. Vietnam, Persian Gulf, Iraq or Afghanistan, But you served, you did not run. You have a DD 214 with those words "HONORABLY DISCHARGED" the two most noble words in the world. Again I am proud to know each and every one of you. *Today is Band of Brothers' Day*; send this to all your brothers, fathers, sons and fellow veterans you know. Happy Brothers' Day! To the cool men that have touched my life: Here's to you!! I am thankful and proud to have served among them. A real Brother walks with you when the rest of the world walks on you. Send to all your Band of Brothers, because the fake ones won't.
  6. Somewhere in the Twilight zone Rod Sterling had an encounter with Carlos San Diego, shortly there after he cancelled his show.
  7. Every time I see you post , I flash back to a game I bought for my boys years ago. I think it was even a TV show. But when it flashes I get " Where in the World is Carlos San Diego " ? With which I am questioning when was the last time you saw your mind ,or passed a drug test ?
  8. Selling at an auction was halted when the auctioneer announced, “Someone in the room has lost his wallet containing $2,000. He is offering a reward of $500.00 for its immediate return.” After a moment of silence, there was a call from the back of the room: “$550.00!”
  9. Do book sales reflect the general mood of the American electorate? If so, the newly released New York Times bestseller list does not carry good news for President Obama. Three books critical of the president topped the list, while only one book favorable to Obama made the non-extended list, coming in at No. 15. At No. 2 is Dinesh D’Souza’s “Obama’s America,” which argues Obama’s “goal to downsize America is in plain sight but ignored by everyone.” The book is the namesake of D’Souza’s wildly popular movie “2016: Obama’s America,” which will expand from 1,000 to 1,725 screens across the country this weekend. The movie reportedly earned $6.3 million on just 1,091 screens last weekend, bringing its total earnings to over $9.2 million. Taking the No. 3 spot on the Times’ bestseller list is Ed Klein’s “The Amateur,” which has been on the list for weeks. The book advertises that it pulls back the curtain on “one of the most secretive White Houses in history.” Get Aaron Klein’s “Fool Me Twice: Obama’s Shocking Plans for the Next Four Years Exposed,” autographed, at WND’s Superstore! Coming in at No. 8 this week is “Fool Me Twice: Obama’s Shocking Plans for Four More Years Exposed.” The book, by Aaron Klein and Brenda J. Elliott, lays out the specific policy prescriptions Obama will attempt to enact if he is reelected in November. It has been featured on the New York Times bestseller list since its release earlier this month. “Fool Me Twice” unveils all the main areas of Obama’s second-term domestic policy onslaught – jobs, wages, health care, immigration “overhaul,” electoral “reform,” national energy policy, Pentagon plans and more. The one book on the bestseller list favorable to Obama is “The New New Deal” by Michael Grunwald, extolls the 2009 “stimulus
  10. Obami talking to himself again can't have it both ways:lmao:
  11. Excellent ,I like it better than Jimmy Hendrix's version. Thanks for posting.
  12. Dear David , I have told you about numerous homosexual threats to the family in the past, but this could be the worst one of all. One of the Homosexual Lobby's biggest threats is the Homosexual Classrooms Act (H.R.998) -- and Public Advocate has been spreading the word about this despicable legislation all over the country. They are desperately looking for a way to shore up Obama's resolve and scare Congress into passing this bill. And their latest tactic might just be enough: Massive numbers. They have brought together almost every organization in the radical Homosexual Lobby and their allies -- 70 groups in all -- in order to show Obama an united radical front. And leading this offensive? The Human Rights Campaign. That's right, the very same group who has repeatedly and publically attacked Public Advocate's fight against the Homosexual Classrooms Act. These 70 groups have all joined forces to deliver a single clear message to the Obama Administration: Give us America's schoolchildren, or else. My friend, this is a dangerous turn of events. Almost every major liberal group has lined up behind the Homosexual Classrooms Act in order to see it forced upon the American people -- people who steadfastly refuse to embrace it! Public Advocate is the only force in America willing to stand up to this patchwork Goliath. You and I are the only ones speaking up for the untold millions of pro-Family Americans who detest the radical homosexual agenda. We can't let ourselves be intimidated by the enemy's overwhelming finances and influence. That's why I need you to call your Congressman or Congresswoman right now! We have to let them know that America opposses the so-called Student Non-Discrimination Act (H.R.998), better known as the Homosexual Classrooms Act. Please click this link to find your representative and call them today. I hope I can count on your help. For the Family, Eugene Delgaudio President, Public Advocate of the United States
  13. Plummet,I accept your left handed apology it's all good Brother and I'm not as old as I'm gonna be,I hope:lol: . R2D2 thanks for the encouragment .
  14. Mitt Romney does not bring up President Obama's social revolution inside the armed forces, but the Republican Party platform, by calling an end to "social experimentation" in the ranks, does. The platform also backs the current ban on women serving in direct ground combat units, as the Obama administration is moving toward a decision to remove the prohibition before the November election. The Republican National Committee on Resolutions, meeting last week in Tampa, Fla., approved a plank that states: "We support the advancement of women in the military, which has not only opened doors of opportunity for individuals but has made possible the devoted, and often heroic, services of additional members of every branch of the Armed Forces." Elaine Donnelly, who directs the Center for Military Readiness and attended the platform markup, said the language sends a strong signal to those who would sacrifice military preparedness to advance social policies. "We reject the use of the military as a platform for social experimentation and will not accept attempts to undermine military priorities and mission readiness," the platform states. "For the past 3½ years, President Barack Obama has recklessly used the armed forces for unprecedented social experimentation and political payoffs to his liberal base," Mrs. Donnelly said. "Republicans meeting in Tampa have said loud and clear: ‘The time for pushing back starts now.' " The platform also backs the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, as it pertains to the military, as well as civilian life. Mr. Obama has stopped defending the law in court and has endorsed *** marriage. He and a Democrat-controlled lame duck Congress in 2010 repealed the ban on gays in the military, effective last Sept. 20. The Pentagon is adhering to the marriage act, which defines marriage as a relationship of one man and one woman, by refusing to provide benefits to spouses of *** military members. Mr. Romney, the presumed Republican presidential nominee, has not stated a firm position on women in the infantry. His national defense website does not address military social issues. Asked the candidate's position on women in combat, spokeswoman Andrea Saul pointed to an answer he gave in a February primary debate. The moderator asked about the Pentagon decision that month to move women in 14,000 support jobs closer to the front lines, from the brigade level to the battalion level. "I would look to the people who are serving in the military to give the best assessment of where women can serve," Mr. Romney answered. "We've had over 100 women lose their lives in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. "I was with [Virginia] Gov. Bob McDonnell. His daughter has served as a platoon leader in Afghanistan. He said that she doesn't get emotional when she faces risk, he's the one that gets emotional as she faces that kind of risk. And I believe women have the capacity to serve in our military in positions of significance and responsibility, as we do throughout our society." In May, Gen. Raymond Odierno, Army chief of staff, announced that his training command had begun a review to determine the effects of putting women in infantry and armor positions and plot a course for how to do it, if that is the final decision. He said he expected to adopt a "way forward" by summer's end. Gen. Odierno, the top commander in Iraq from 2008 to 2010, said the study will also look at allowing women into the grueling Ranger School leadership course, partly because 90 percent of senior infantry officers are Ranger-qualified. "We have to look at the all-encompassing problem that we have in terms of if we decide to do this, we want the women to be successful, and how do we make them most successful," he said. The British armed forces took a long look in the early 2000s at women in land combat, studying how they performed basic battlefield tasks. In the end, researchers found that so few females could handle the lifting and carrying of gear that the government decided to retain the ban. In 2010, the military reaffirmed that decision.
  15. Thought Echo ,yeah I thought it was pretty good myself . Ranks right up there with the original .
  16. In his book “The Audacity of Hope,” then-presidential candidate Barack Obama wrote: “I owe those unions. When their leaders call, I do my best to call them back right away. I don’t consider this corrupting in any way.” After Big Labor spent nearly $1 billion to get President Obama and his forced-unionism allies elected in 2008, Obama did not disappoint. Here is a breakdown of the top 10 most outrageous Big Labor paybacks of the Obama administration: 1. Hiding union boss expenditures. Obama started his term strong. Shortly after getting elected, Obama appointed forced-unionism partisan Hilda Solis to run the Department of Labor. Solis, in combination with numerous Obama executive orders, promptly rolled back any (albeit modest) progress in union boss transparency and disclosure that had been made the prior eight years. Now it is even more difficult for workers to know where their forced dues dollars are being spent. 2. Neutering the watchdog. Obama’s first budget slashed funding for the Office of Labor and Management Standards (OLMS), the federal agency that enforces union disclosure laws. It’s one of the few areas of the budget that Obama has proposed cutting. 3. Fox guarding the henhouse. Obama appointed union lawyer Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the federal agency that administers and enforces federal labor law. Becker was never confirmed by the U.S. Senate because of bipartisan opposition to his nomination. Obama appointed him to the NLRB via recess appointment. 4. Throwing away election ballots. Becker was a key vote in striking down any protections workers had against card-check union organizing drives, despite the fact that he previously participated as a union lawyer in the very case that established those worker protections. These limited protections allowed workers to petition the NLRB for a secret ballot election within 45 days of a coercive card-check union organizing campaign. Ballots from any pending elections to remove a union after a card check were chucked into the trash. This decision directly affected thousands of workers such as Barbara Ivey, a Kaiser IT department employee in Washington State who is now stuck under Service Employees International Union (SEIU) boss control for at least two years. 5. Ambushing workers. The Obama NLRB pushed new rules to make union organizing campaigns as one-sided as possible by ambushing workers into union membership and dues payments. The new rules dramatically shortened the time frame individual workers have to share truthful information with their coworkers about the adverse effects of unionization and to hear their employers’ views on the subject. Pages:1 2Continued on Page 2 >> Ads by Google Read more: http://dailycaller.c.../#ixzz259AKq5Qh
  17. Patty Angel,I evened you back. Plummet I can't link But you can't spell !
  18. Thank you Granny , I don't think any of my posts have caused so much trouble and you know I've posted some doozies:lol: . Thanks for sharing your knowledge won't do me any good though when people start talking computer lingo I get a glazed look and go into a haze ,and it aint Purple. Thanks again.
  19. Plummet ,not once have I poor me'd . I have no idea what simple thing you are refering to . Links ? Then this is the first ever post I have seen being taken to task for links . I have asked for help from mods about various posting issues and alot of times the only responce I get is from fellow members and not staff. It seems to me that you have an issue with the article and not a link. But you know what I can solve this issue very simply.Remove the post and I will refrain from posting further.
  20. Wow Plummet ,I didn't realise your staff , so it should be easy for you to verify that I am in Kuwait ! I remember when I signed up having trouble with an IP address I think they called it. As for being a competant contractor well I think the Army decided that when they keep renewing my contract and every eval I've had is tops. What this has to do with computers I have no idea as I am not an IT guy . As for my age yes there is something wrong my profile lists 1953 when it is actually 1950,don't know how to fix it. As for starting trouble ,no that wasn't my intent,I merely brought an article from a Texas university that I thought would be of intrest . Don't shoot the messanger if you don't like the news ! As for my life parts have been in movies !
  21. Brother Moose great post ,sorry I can only plus you once ! I knew there was alot of religous history hidden in the capitol,I posted about the Washington monument some time back. This was a font of imformation I didn't know. Thanks for a great post. God Bless you Brother.
  22. Plumet I'm the dullest crayon in the box ! I just recently started with computers ,don't like em , to me the only value they had was checking my e mail and watching movies , so yeah I like WND. I don't know the difference from a url an http or a UFO and Happy in my ignorance . Besides I tried early on and ran into too many error messages that I wasn't allowed to do that . I am still touch and go with posting pictures or clips . My friend I am in the finger painting stage of computers and doubt I'll graduate ! So if you are one that insists on links then I suggest ignore my post's cause if there's a link it was an accident :lol:
  23. Stud , Truth is truth no matter where it comes from ! Your blinders are on so tight that you have no hope of seeing the forest for the trees. Attacking truth just shows your fear ! I dissregard alot of WND's articles but I don't dismiss them out of hand just cause I don't like the result .
  24. During the first few weeks after quitting smoking, one fellow was difficult to live with. Apologizing to his wife for his short temper, he commented, “I’ve gone from ‘Happy’ to ‘Grumpy.’ What’s next?” “Lonely,” she replied.
  25. The research behind a study that found adult children from "***" families are "more apt to report being unemployed, less healthy, more depressed, more likely to have cheated on a spouse or partner, smoke more pot, had trouble with the law…" than children from traditional mom-and-dad households may not have been politically correct, but it was scientifically correct, ruled the University of Texas at Austin. So the effort to discredit the researchers with a false charge of "misconduct" didn't work ... what's next? The University of Texas at Austin says it has investigated and found no evidence of research misconduct in a study that found adult children from “***” families are “more apt to report being unemployed, less healthy, more depressed, more likely to have cheated on a spouse or partner, smoke more pot, had trouble with the law…” than children from traditional mom-and-dad households. “The University of Texas at Austin has determined that no formal investigation is warranted into the allegations of scientific misconduct lodged against associate professor Mark Regnerus regarding his July article in the journal Social Science Research,” the school announced yesterday. It said a four-member advisory panel of senior university faculty members was consulted and an outside consultant, Alan Price, was asked to review the charges as part of the university inquiry into allegations made by Scott Rosensweig in a letter to the school. The conclusion was that the issues raised fell under the clause that “ordinary errors, good faith differences in interpretations of or judgments of data, scholarly or political disagreements, good faith personal or professional opinions, or private moral and ethical behavior or views are not misconduct.” The university said it considers the issue closed, after school Research Integrity Officer Robert Peterson told officials “none of the allegations of scientific misconduct put forth by Mr. [Rosensweig was] substantiated either by physical data, written materials, or by information provided during the interviews.” He wrote “there is no evidence” to support Rosensweig’s inference that because he believed the research was flawed, there must be scientific misconduct. Regnerus had written a commentary about his study, explaining it, in Slate. There he said that one “notable theme” among adult children of same-sex parents who reported higher levels of “male and female sex partners, more sexual victimization, and were more likely to reflect negatively on their childhood” than children of mom-and-day households was “household instability, and plenty of it.” He explained his study “collected data from a large, random cross-section of American young adults – apart from the census, the largest population-based dataset prepared to answer research questions about households in which mothers or fathers have had same-sex relationships.” He continued all participants who responded affirmatively were interviewed. “The differences, it turns out, were numerous. For instance, 28 percent of the adult children of women who’ve had same-sex relationships are currently unemployed, compared to 8 percent of those from married mom-and-dad families. Forty percent of the former admit to having had an affair while married or cohabiting, compared to 13 percent of the latter. Nineteen percent of the former said they were currently or recently in psychotherapy for problems connected with anxiety, depression, or relationships, compared with 8 percent of the latter. And those are just three of the 25 differences I noted.” He said the bottom line of the study is that “social scientists, parents, and advocates would do well from here forward to avoid simply assuming the kids are all right.” In a commentary, also in Slate, William Saletan wrote, “Mark Regnerus is a hateful bigot. … His new research paper on same-sex parenting is ‘intentionally misleading’ and ‘seeks to disparage lesbian and *** parents’ … His ‘junk science’ … deserve no coverage or credence.” Rosensweig had alleged there were problems with Regenerus’ “seeming falsification of data,” “seemingly inadequate, inappropriate research design,” his “possible bad-faith, invalid comparison” and that he “seemingly feeds into NOM’s defamatory conflation of homosexuals with pedophiles.” But the university determined “since no evidence was provided to indicate that the behavior at issue rose to a level of scientific misconduct, no formal investigation is warranted.” Officials with the Alliance Defending Freedom said the New Family Structures Study “suggests that differences exist in outcomes for young adults raised in various environmental with different family experiences.” “America’s universities should always serve as truth-seeking, free marketplaces of ideas,” said David Hacker, the ADF senior legal counsel. “Disagreeing with a study’s conclusions is not grounds for allegations of scientific misconduct” ando “we are not surprised that those accusations were found to be baseless. “This comprehensive, peer-reviewed research study consisted of leading scholars and researchers across disciplines and ideological lines in a spirit of civility and reasoned inquiry. We agree with the AT-Austin inquiry’s conclusions…”
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