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Archive for November 2007

Wednesday Hero

November 14, 2007

Cpl. Jordan M. Moehnle21 years old from Los Angeles, CaliforniaCompany L, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 6 (“Darkhorse” Battalion) Cpl. Jordan M. Moehnle takes time out of leading his squad in a patrol through Fallujah’s Nazaal district to spend some time interacting with local children. Moehnle, who is on his second tour […]

11/13 Morning Report

November 13, 2007

While the Turks and the Kurds are busy blowing each other up, the Kurds and the Iraqi government are arguing over the oil. It seems the Kurdistan regional government (KRG) has awarded 12 new exploration contracts, including 6 to foreign companies and 1 to itself. “It is the first and only constitutionally based legal framework […]

11/9 Morning Report

November 9, 2007

(…be warned…today I just felt like going on a rant…I’ve been nice for too long…) It’s really sad that all the MSM can do is recognize how bad some things are. You would think, somewhere along the way, they would recognize successes. Like the report 3 days ago that IED deaths are down. Some estimates […]

11/7 Morning Report

November 7, 2007

In Georgia, a man was arrested, charged, jailed and convicted by a municipal judge for distributing religious pamphlets. Supposedly, he violated the city’s “parade law” by not getting permission to pass out tracts. In August, the charges were dropped—after the case got to Superior Court. Well, now the issue is in Federal Court in hopes […]

Wednesday Hero

November 7, 2007

Army Spc. Eric S. McKinley24 years old from Corvallis, OregonCompany B, 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Regiment, Army National GuardJune 13, 2004 An avid outdoorsman, Spc. McKinley worked as a baker at Alpine Bakery in Corvallis, Ore. Upon his return from Iraq, he hoped to open a juice bar in the college town to provide a […]

11/6 Morning Report

November 6, 2007

Rugrats and Power Rangers may really be bad TV for children. A recent study showed possible links between violent content and attention lapses. It links these problems to children as much under 3 who watch this type of content. And, the problems can show up as much as 5 years later. (…and ADD is a […]

11/4 Morning Report

November 4, 2007

Sounding like most “benevolent dictators” of the past, Gen. Pervez Musharraf suspended Pakistan’s constitution. With troops surrendering to militants in some areas, police raising the jihadist flag, and suicide attacks in major cities, Pakistan is a growing trouble spot. I think former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, recently returned from exile, made the most telling statement: […]

11/1 Morning Report

November 1, 2007

Think the U.S. is the only country with immigration problems? Think again. British authorities have said for years that migrant workers benefit the economy. But, yeasterday’s news story on more recent information revealed: More than half of new jobs created under Labour since 1997 have gone to foreign workers, it has emerged. Among other things, […]