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Friday, October 29, 2010

U.S. Investigates Terrorist Attack: Updated

U.S. Investigates Terrorist  Attack - Department of Homeland Security Kicks Aviation Security up a Notch
Friday, October 29, 2010
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Good Friday afternoon everyone... I see that the men and women in charge of our Homeland security are still on their toes. That must mean President Obama and the Dems haven’t gone and screwed everything up... Yet!!!
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Here’s what we got so far on this possible threat...
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Authorities in Dubai intercepted an explosive device bound for a Chicago-area Jewish institution aboard a cargo jet, officials disclosed Friday, triggering a worldwide alert and fears that al-Qaida was attempting to carry out fresh terror attack... A second package - like the first, shipped from Yemen - was discovered aboard a plane in England. It, too, was addressed to a Jewish organization in the Chicago area, although there was no immediate confirmation about its contents... Several other cargo planes at airports along the Eastern Seaboard of the United States also were searched, and officials said no explosives were found. An Emirates Airlines passenger jet carrying cargo from Yemen was escorted from the Canadian border to New York City by two military fighter jets, U.S. officials said. They said it was a precautionary action... President Barack Obama arranged to make a statement about the developments at the White House. Aides said he had been informed about a "potential terrorist threat."...
Read the rest of this AP report at link below...
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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
October 29, 2010
Statement of White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs
Last night, intelligence and law enforcement agencies discovered potential suspicious packages on two planes in transit to the United States. Based on close cooperation among U.S. government agencies and with our foreign allies and partners, authorities were able to identify and examine two suspicious packages, one in East Midlands, United Kingdom, and one in Dubai. Both of these packages originated from Yemen. As a result of security precautions triggered by this threat, the additional measures were taken regarding the flights at Newark Liberty and Philadelphia International Airports.
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The President was notified of a potential terrorist threat on Thursday night at 10:35, by John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counter-terrorism. The President directed U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies, and the Department of Homeland Security, to take steps to ensure the safety and security of the American people, and to determine whether these threats are a part of any additional terrorist plotting. The President has received regular updates from his national security team since he was alerted to the threat.
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Official TSA Statement on Suspicious Items Onboard Cargo Flights
"The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is aware of and monitoring reports of potentially suspicious items onboard cargo flights that landed safely at Newark Liberty and Philadelphia International airports. Out of an abundance of caution the planes were moved to a remote location where they are being met by law enforcement officials and swept.”
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DHS Statement on Increased Security Precautions
Release Date: October 29, 2010
For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
"As a precaution, DHS has taken a number of steps to enhance security. Some of these security measures will be visible while others will not. The public may recognize specific enhancements including heightened cargo screening and additional security at airports. Passengers should continue to expect an unpredictable mix of security layers that include explosives trace detection, advanced imaging technology, canine teams and pat downs, among others. As always, we remind the public to remain vigilant and report suspicious activity to local law enforcement."
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More updates to come...
AubreyJ.........

Monday, October 25, 2010

Discovery STS-133 Still On Track for a November 1st Launch

Space Shuttle Discovery STS-133
Still On Track for a November 1st Launch
Launch Director: "We're in Great Shape Out at the Pad"
Monday, October 25, 2010
3:28pm CDT
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About Photo: At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the STS-133 crew takes a break from a simulated launch countdown and simulated pad emergency to take a group photo on the 195-foot level of Launch Pad 39A. From left are, Pilot Eric Boe, Mission Specialist Michael Barratt, Commander Steve Lindsey, and Mission Specialists Tim Kopra, Nicole Stott, and Alvin Drew.
Image credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
Taken October 15, 2010
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Space Shuttle Program managers cleared Space Shuttle Discovery for launch November 1st following an extensive review of the spacecraft and its payload. Speaking to reporters after the executive-level Flight Readiness Review at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, officials said Discovery is prepared for its mission, STS-133. That is the last scheduled flight for the agency's oldest active shuttle.
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"We're in great shape out at the pad," Launch Director Mike Leinbach said.
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The countdown is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. Friday, about a day after the six astronauts of Discovery arrive at Kennedy. A set of seals was replaced over the weekend in extensive work that was completed before it could threaten the scheduled launch date.
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"It's a huge testament to the team doing the work," said Mission Management Team Chairman Mike Moses
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During Space Shuttle Discovery's final spaceflight, the STS-133 crew members will take important spare parts to the International Space Station along with the Express Logistics Carrier-4.
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Space Shuttle Discovery STS-133 is slated to launch November 1st.
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Read latest up-to-date News on
Space Shuttle Discovery STS-133
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All above info/images taken from the NASA.gov website
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Short note: This will be the LAST flight of Space Shuttle Discovery ever and then we well have just ONE more scheduled flight left before the Space Shuttle Program finally ends and goes into the history books.
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Wouldn’t be so sad except that the Obama Administration has gone and screwed up all of our future Human Space flight programs for years to come!
AubreyJ.........

WikiLeaks Leaked Logs Show More Proof that Iraq Pursued Bioweapons

Monday, October 25, 2010
Hello gang...
Hope all had a GREAT weekend! We sure did... Even got some good ran last night, but just a little too windy for me.
Anyway... Here’s an interesting read by Ted Purlain that I ran across this afternoon on the BioPrepWatch.com website that I thought you all just might like... It goes in part like this... The 392,000 documents [released by the WikiLeaks organization] have hundreds of references to chemical and biological weapons over the period of the war, Wired reports. Most of them are intelligence reports or suspicions of WMD that did not exist, but in several cases, U.S. troops encountered very real dangers... Soldiers found stored blister agent in 2004 and then found mustard gas three years later in artillery shells under an Iraqi Community Watch checkpoint. In the second battle of Fallujah, American troops came across a house that was being used as a chemical lab and were called to dispose of another chemical weapons cache later in the battle, Wired reports...
Read the full report at link below...
Leaked logs show Iraq pursued bioweapons
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AubreyJ.........
Just 8 more days until we start taking our country back!
Therefore... Don’t Forget To VOTE!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

National Public Radio (NPR) Fires Juan Williams for Muslim Comments

National Public Radio (NPR) Fires Juan Williams
For Muslim Comments he made on Fox News “The O'Reilly Factor”
Thursday, October 21, 2010
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I’ll start today’s post off by simply saying I cannot believe that the folks at NPR fired our friend Juan Williams for his comments made about Muslims during an open discussion with O’Reilly and other guest on “The O'Reilly Factor” the other night.
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What jackasses the heads of the National Public Radio must be and what chicken Sh^%*Ts they are to go and fire the man, over the phone... and not to his face or by even giving him a chance to defend his statements!
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Juan Williams' firing should be a wake-up for all of us and it comes just in time for the mid-term elections too. I agree with Richard Grenell and his take in an article he wrote today in the Huffington Post...
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I also enjoyed Newt’s take on all of this in an article I found HERE at FOXNews.com which goes in part like this... "I think the U.S. Congress should investigate NPR and consider cutting off their money," said Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who is also a
Fox News contributor... Gingrich called the firing "an act of total censorship."... "I think the whole idea that if you honestly say how you feel about Islam -- what he said was very balanced, people should read what he actually said -- the idea that that's the excuse for National Public Radio to censor Juan Williams is an outrage and every listeners of NPR should be enraged that there's this kind of bias against an American," Gingrich said...
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Here’s more on Juan’s firing below...
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* FOXNews.com also has this great read posted up on their website this Thursday afternoon and it starts off like this... From calling Tea Party members “Tea Baggers,” to saying that "the evaporation of 4 million" Christians would leave the world a better place, to suggesting that God could give former Sen. Jesse Helms or his family AIDS from a blood transfusion, NPR's personalities have said some pretty un-PC things in the past. A look at the record reveals no shortage of intolerant statements and unbalanced segments on the publicly sponsored network's airwaves... Here's an incomplete list of questionable and controversial content that has aired on NPR or has been uttered by its employees: Click it out at link below...
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* NPR.org reports their SCREW-UP this way, if you can even stand to even click on their link... Since we first put this post up at 8:38 a.m. ET, the story of the termination of news analyst Juan Williams' contract with NPR over remarks he made on Fox News Channel about Muslims has only gotten hotter...
Read the rest at link below...
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* Another good read today at FOXNews.com is this article written by Juan Williams himself. It starts off like this... Yesterday NPR fired me for telling the truth. The truth is that I worry when I am getting on an airplane and see people dressed in garb that identifies them first and foremost as Muslims... This is not a bigoted statement. It is a statement of my feelings, my fears after the terrorist attacks of 9/11 by radical Muslims. In a debate with Bill O’Reilly I revealed my fears to set up the case for not making rash judgments about people of any faith. I pointed out that the Atlanta Olympic bomber -- as well as Timothy McVeigh and the people who protest against gay rights at military funerals -- are Christians but we journalists don’t identify them by their religion... And I made it clear that all Americans have to be careful not to let fears lead to violation of anyone’s constitutional rights, be it to build a mosque, carry the Koran or drive a New York cab without fear having your throat slashed...
Read the rest of Juan’s article at link below...
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Only thing Juan Williams is guilty of is saying, out loud, what almost all Americans are thinking...
You GO Juan!!!
AubreyJ.........

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

CBS News Live Feed News Video from Copiapo, Chile - Trapped Miners Ongoing Rescue

Chile Trapped Miners
San Jose Mine
Ongoing Rescue
* Tuesday evening until all are freed *
This Video Stream is courtesy of CBS News
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Nice up to date info with live news video reporting
can be found on the BBC website
Click link below to view...
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Rescue Mission well on the way... Each round trip, when they begin, should last near ONE hour each.
As of 9:00pm CDT ... FINAL test still being run on rescue capsule.
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9:18pm CDT...
YEAH!!! First Paramedic/Rescuer now in capsule and is being deployed downward to trapped miners.
And so it begins...
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9:37pm CDT
Rescuer Worker Reaches Trapped miners!
Live video feed from below being shown...
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9:55pm CDT
Miner Florencio Avalos on his way home!
1st miner in capsule and on his way up...
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10:10pm CDT
Cheers............
Miner Florencio Avalos made it Up top SAFE
Welcome HOME Florencio!
That just brings tears to this old Blogger’s eyes...
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Well that is just one down and yet so many to go.
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Keep up with the latest at links/videos above...



1:08am CDT
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So far so good...
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The 4th of 33 miners has just now got on top and what an experience it has been to watch. Not only for all those there but for all of us around the world who have been watching on the edge of our seats!

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So... what do you think about all this?
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Yeah... Me too... I’ve been glued to my laptop and TV intently all night and need to call it a night. But that’s hard to do with all this JOY happening live.

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Only one thing has been driving me nuts though. Would someone down there in the mine PLEASE upright that video camera!!! LOL

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I know by now you have had to noticed that the rescue capsule is always leaning/slanted much to the right in the camera shots from within the mine.

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But have you noticed that all the men down there or doing the same? Which makes me conclude the capsule... and everyone else down there... are actually standing straight up and down but the camera angle is off... And yep... it has been bugging the heck out of me all night long! Mainly because it took me a bit to figure out what was wrong with that picture in the first place!!!
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None of the news people have noticed it or commented on it. I mean... they have been reporting on everything else one could think of but not anything on what should have been the obvious!
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Anyway... god bless all of them and may all the rest come out as smoothly as the first four have.
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See ya again in a few hrs!
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* POST UPDATE *
4:54pm CDT
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
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Well, late last night I said I’d see ya in a few hrs...
Would you believe late afternoon!!!?
LOL... sorry about that....
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Well as of right now, the 26th of 33 trapped miners is just reaching the top and is being celebrated with chants that we have been hearing for so many hrs now... as each miner comes out of the hole from hell. With that said... all is still going VERY well. GOOD NEWS -- Good news...
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Now... like me, I’m sure all of you guys and gals out there have been keeping up with all of this with the live feeds above and on your favorite news channel at home or office... In my case that would have to be FOX News... but sadly had to turn on CNN after 1:ooam my time this morning when FOX News started playing reruns from earlier in the night.
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Must say CNN did a good job with it too, but... what can I say... I’m a FOX News man... only... now-a-days!
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I also see the camera view is still cockeyed in the live, down in the hole, mine feed... LOL OHHH well it’s great viewing regardless.
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* POST UPDATE *
7:30pm CDT
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32nd of the 33 trapped miners is now on top... safe and sound. The cage is going back down for the LAST trapped minor and should be a done deal in about a half hr or so. Then the rescue workers 4 I believe are down there now... will be brought up and that will be that.
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Another story with a happy ending... But let’s not get ahead of ourselves...
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* POST UPDATE *
7:55pm CDT
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YAHOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Last Miner has reached the surface, safe and sound!
Welcome Home, ALL!
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Again -- All 33 Miners have been recovered, safely. Job well done!
_ Keep up with the latest at links/videos above _
OK then... we sitll have the rescue team, 5 in all to get out soooo....
Fingers Crossed!
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* POST UPDATE *
8:20pm CDT
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Looks like we have 5 Rescue Workers and the first of the 5 is being brought up as I type.
This should all be over now in about 2 ½ hrs...
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* POST UPDATE *
8:53pm CDT
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What floors me over the last 24 hours... is just how many people from around the world have been watching this event unfold before our teary eyes.
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Shepard Smith on Fox News said earlier tonight that he had seen reports that over ONE Billion people have watched this rescue at one point or another. Now THAT is a lot of people!!!
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First of 5 rescue workers is now on TOP!
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It is unbelievable that these guys were in this situation for 69 days and got out of there with theirs live and a smile. This has been a wonderful event to watch over the last 24 hrs or so and I for one am SO glad I did.
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2nd Rescue Worker on TOP!
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3 to GO!!!
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-- 9:43pm CDT --
Man they have been moving fast over the last half hr or so.
4th Rescue Worker now on TOP!
1 to GO!
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Oooops-- There seemed to have been 6 rescue workers in total down there, not five as I first thought. Had missed one somewhere! Regardless... Last one will be on top soon enough...
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-- 10:32pm CDT --
LAST Rescue Worker on TOP!
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This Mission is OVER!
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No other words need....
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Note: I will be doing a follow-up post with videos, photos and more late Thursday so check back.
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That’s it for me...
AubreyJ.........
-OUT-
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#32- AubreyJ’s Energy Update Report - October 12, 2010

AubreyJ’s Latest Energy Update Report
President Obama's Moratorium on Deep Water Oil Drilling in Gulf of Mexico Nears End
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
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Transocean Deepwater Horizon drilling platform sinks during Gulf Oil Disaster
File photo by DoE
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* USAToday.com brings us the following report early this Tuesday morning and it goes in part like this... "We getting close to having in place something that would likely allow us to lift that moratorium," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs told reporters today. "This process I believe will wrap up very soon."...
Read this report in full at link below...
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* NYTimes.com has this take on today’s news... The Obama administration on Tuesday plans to announce that it is lifting the moratorium on deep-water oil drilling, after putting in place new rules intended to tighten safety...
Read the rest at link below...
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* TPMMuckraker reports it this way... White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters today that the deepwater drilling moratorium will likely be lifted soon, and as early as this week... That's earlier than the original Nov. 30 end-date for the moratorium, which bars oil and gas companies from drilling new deepwater wells in the Gulf of Mexico during the ongoing investigation of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and subsequent, massive oil spill...
Read this report in full at link below...
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The way it was so many months back...
Boston.com had this report in Photos on the way things were back on April 30, 2010...
Click out all these Photos and more HERE
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AubreyJ.........

Monday, October 11, 2010

Videos: God’s Fly-By

Flying V to start Restoring Honor in America, 8/28

In an email that was forwarded to me by my friend Mike... was a link to the above raw video footage that is just TOOOOO COOL!!! In said email was the following... Glenn Beck had been trying for weeks to get a military fly-over with fighter jets to start the Restoring Honor event, but the White House blocked it saying it was "restricted airspace." The rally started at 10:00 am, but at precisely 9:59am, God gave them His fly-over that could not have been better...
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Got to love it!
Thanks go out to all who made it possible to share this one with us...
AubreyJ.........

Saturday, October 09, 2010

News Videos - DVIDS - In The Fight - Afghanistan-Pakistan-Iraq - On Ground Updates

In The Fight: Episode 43
Originally posted September 29, 2010
Video by Travis Sauls
This episode features stories on U.S. forces adjusting to their new roles in Iraq as Operation New Dawn begins, the U.S. military continuing its relief efforts in Pakistan, an aero-medical team transporting wounded warriors from the front lines, Army Soldiers disrupting Taliban activity on the Afghan-Pakistan border and a deployed service member pressing on while his family perseveres at home.

Presented in anamorphic 16:9 format
Video/Info by DVIDS

Friday, October 08, 2010

Graphic Video: Kids Hit By Car

Graphic Video: Kids Hit By Car
Friday, October 08, 2010
This Video removed by me due to Google Ad Policies
About this raw Al-Jazeera news video: Rock-throwing boy flips over car in Jerusalem
This video posted on YouTube by FoxNewsChannel
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In above Al-Jazeera clip, Arab teens in Silwan are shown throwing stones at a car belonging to David Be'eri, leader of group trying to settle Jews in east Jerusalem, who hits them...
Read the rest at YNET.com
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What would you have done?
AubreyJ.........

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Photo for the Day - October 07, 2010

* Photo for the Day *
Soyuz Liftoff in Kazakhstan
The Soyuz TMA-01M rocket launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 7:10 p.m. EDT on Thursday, October 7, 2010 (5:10 a.m. Friday in Kazakhstan). Expedition 25 Soyuz Commander Alexander Kaleri of Russia, NASA Flight Engineer Scott J. Kelly and Russian Flight Engineer Oleg Skripochka are due to arrive at the International Space Station on Saturday, October 9th.
Credit: NASA/Carla Cioffi

Funnies: What can run but never walks...

What can run but never walks...
Has a mouth but never talks...
Has a head but never weeps...
Has a bed but never sleeps?
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Answer in comment section below.........
Author unknown - Taken from an email making the rounds...
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AubreyJ.........