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Monday, October 31, 2011

Steve Jobs - OH WOW…

Steve Jobs last words
“OH WOW. OH WOW. OH WOW.”
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…he’d looked at his sister Patty, then for a long time at his children, then at his life’s partner, Laurene, and then over their shoulders past them. Steve’s final words were: OH WOW. OH WOW. OH WOW.”
- Read the story HERE
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I remember mom telling me of the last hours of my Grandfather’s passing many years back. She told me that he told her Angles had come and how beautiful it was. That they told him to take his time… that when he was ready, they would take him.
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With Steve’s last words being as they were… he must have had a beautiful passing too. Just like my Grandfather.
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I can only pray that when my time comes, it will be as beautiful as theirs.


AubreyJ………
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Above cropped image from original by Matt Yohe
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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Israel: On Ground Updates - October 30, 2011

Defense Minister Ehud Barak: "We will do everything to defend Israeli civilians" -- Over 30 projectiles fired at Israel in past day
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Date: 10/30/2011, 9:00am      Author: IDF Website
Over 30 rockets and mortars were fired from the Gaza Strip at Israeli communities over the past day. Rockets and mortars struck Ashdod (population of over 200,000), Ashkelon (population of 113,000), Gan Yavne (population of 19,000) and the Eshkol Regional Council, killing one person and injuring approximately 20, most suffering from shock. Several buildings, including a school, were damaged in the attacks. A hit was confirmed, and the rocket launch attempt was thwarted.
15:15 - A short while ago, an IAF aircraft targeted a terrorist squad in the southern Gaza Strip that was preparing to fire rockets at Israel.
14:02 - IDF Spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Yoav (Poly) Mordechai told IDF Website that "the IDF is not waiting for any decision by Islamic Jihad. The chief of staff ordered the IDF to prepare for a number of responses which were approved by the government. During the day, the chief of staff updated the defensive deployments on the ground and in the air and he approved a number of operational responses which sharpened the IDF's response. There are plans for targeted strikes on terrorist infrastructure - and more. Until now, the IDF has targeted the weapons production and firing capabilities of Islamic Jihad, including an official in the group who was responsible for these matters."
13:00 - Defense Minister, Ehud Barak completed a situation assessment meeting with the Deputy Chief of the General Staff, Maj. Gen. Yair Naveh and other security and intelligence officials. During the meeting Barak was presented with further operational plans in Gaza. "We will do anything to defend Israeli civilians. I advise the Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorist organizations not to test or capabilities," he said.
11:00 - Home Front Command Chief, Maj. Gen. Ido Eizenberg, visited the region hit by the Gaza rockets in the city of Ashdod and spoke with the people living there. Maj. Gen. Eizenberg said that "the Home Front Command instructions save lives, we send out warning before every rocket hits."
08:45 - The Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz is holding a situation assessment at the Southern Command operations room controlling the IDF's response to the escalation of violence in the south.
08:00 - IDF Spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Yoav (Polly) Mordechai said to the IDF that "the Chief of Staff completed a situation assessment after midnight and concluded that the IDF is preparing for a fierce response based on several levels of operations. We will examine the developments based on facts in the field and not any declarations. The IDF is prepared both in terms of defense and offense in order to defend communities in the south."
07:04 - The Iron Dome anti-missile system successfully intercepted two rockets fired from Gaza at Israeli communities in the south.
05:20 - 13 people lightly injured from the rocket fire were brought to the Barzilai health center, 10 were released to their homes and three are still in emergency care.
04:34 - Overnight, IAF aircraft targeted six terror activity sites in the Gaza Strip. Three rocket-launching sites and one terror tunnel were targeted in the northern Gaza Strip, and in the southern Gaza Strip two terror activity sites were targeted. Both Direct and secondary explosions were reported.
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23:35 - IDF Spokesperson Brig Gen. Yoav (Polly) Mordechai assessed that the Islamic Jihad was severely hurt from the IDF's attacks in response to the rocket fire. Brig. Gen. Mordechai said, "The attacks killed ten terrorists including Sheikh Ahmed Halili an elite Jihad member, and injured more. Overnight we will carry out additional operations. The Hamas terrorist organization has not responded so far and we will examine to what extent it is attempting to thwart this round, as the ruling body in the Gaza Strip."
22:50 - IAF aircraft targeted a terrorist squad in the northern Gaza strip that was preparing to launch rockets at Israeli communities. Additionally IAF aircraft targeted two armed rocket launchers in the southern Gaza Strip. Hits were confirmed.
22:15 - IAF aircraft target a terrorist preparing to launch rockets at Israel in the southern Gaza Strip. Hits were confirmed.
22:10 - IAF aircraft target terrorist squad responsible for firing rockets at communities in southern Israel. Hits were confirmed.
20:40 - The Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz held a situation assessment in response to the renewed rocket fire from Gaza. The assessment was held with the operational general staff including representatives from the Intelligence Corps, the Southern Command, the Home Front Command, the IAF and the Operations Directorate.
14:15 - In a joint IDF and the Israel Security Agency, IAF aircraft attacked a cell of terrorists preparing to fire long-range rockets from the southern Gaza Strip. This same terrorist cell was responsible for the rockets fired at the Be'er Tuvia Regional Council last Wednesday. Hits were confirmed and the launching attempt was thwarted.
The Home Front Command instructed the civilians to enter safe rooms for at least ten minutes when an alarm sounds. Additionally, any gathering of over 500 in southern Israel is to be cancelled. Further instructions including school system operation are forthcoming.
The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers, and will continue to operate with strength and determination against anyone who uses terror against the State of Israel. The Hamas terror organization is solely responsible for any terrorist activity emanating from the Gaza Strip.
Above video posted on YouTube by idfspox1 - Above report/image/video by IDF
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AubreyJ………
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Saturday, October 29, 2011

US Official: 13 Americans Killed in Kabul Attack

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29 Year Old Army Ranger, Sgt. 1st Class Kristoffer Domeij, Killed in Afghanistan on 14th Deployment

* CNN brings us another heart breaking story on the Afghan War, this one about Sgt. 1st Class Kristoffer Domeij who was killed in Afghanistan along with two other soldiers, Saturday week ago. He was on his 14th Deployment… Fourteen times in nine years, Sgt. 1st Class Kristoffer Domeij had left his family behind and headed out on deployment as an Army Ranger, taking part in hundreds of combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, all before his 30th birthday… His most recent tour turned out to be his last… The veteran soldier's death rattled his commanders, as well as those in his native San Diego…
Read the full story HERE

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No. 900-11
October 23, 2011
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DoD Identifies Army Casualties
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The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
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They died [Saturday] October 22nd, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.
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Killed were:
- 1st. Lt. Ashley I. White, 24, of Alliance, Ohio, assigned to 230th Brigade Support Battalion, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, North Carolina National Guard, Goldsboro, N.C.
- Sgt. 1st Class Kristoffer B. Domeij, 29, of San Diego, Calif., and
Pfc. Christopher A. Horns, 20, of Colorado Springs, Colo., both assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
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For more information on the North Carolina National Guard soldier, contact North Carolina National Guard at 919-612-9712/5061. For more information on the 75th Ranger Regiment soldiers, contact U.S. Army Special Operations Command at 910-432-6005 or http://www.soc.mil
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This CNN story above breaks my heart and I still do not know why our Military Heads will let our brave men and women go back on deployment, into the heat of Battle, over and over… so many times! 5- 6 Deployments is too many… But FOURTEEN!!!

In memory of all our brave men and women
Who have giving their all in this war on terror
God Bless
AubreyJ……….
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Monday, October 24, 2011

News Videos: Fox News Sunday - Senator Lindsey Graham Warns GOP Candidates to Challenge Obama’s Foreign Policy and more

Image pull of Sen. Graham from Fox News Sunday video
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Yesterday on Fox News Sunday, Senator Lindsey Graham said in part… the Republican presidential candidates must be more forceful in challenging his [President Obama’s] decisions… "To the Republican Party: national security matters, step up on it. ... We've got a jobs problem. We've got a national security problem that is growing by the day," Graham, R-S.C., told Fox News Sunday."… Graham credited the president with killing Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and supporting the overthrow (and death) of Libya's Muammar Qaddafi, but, by Graham's account, the president has failed by allowing Tehran to get a leg up in Iraq and get that much closer to nuclear weapons… Obama has thrown Israel "under the bus," Graham said; he has blown his policy on the Guantanamo Bay detention facility and has made a politically expedient decision to remove U.S. troops from Afghanistan by September 2012, before the election… Obama's decisions are being "run out of Chicago, not Washington," Graham said…
Read full report/watch the video at link below…
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Don’t even get me started!
AubreyJ………
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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Libya: On Ground Updates - October 20, 2011

-- Libya: On Ground Updates --
Conflicting Reports Say Fugitive Leader
Moammar Gadhafi CAPTURED/DEAD
Thursday, October 20, 2011
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* FOX NEWS was first reporting EARLY this Thursday morning…
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* REUTERS REPORTS…
Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi died of wounds suffered on Thursday as fighters battling to complete an eight-month-old uprising against his rule overran his hometown Sirte, Libya's interim rulers said… His killing, which came swiftly after his capture near Sirte, is the most dramatic single development in the Arab Spring revolts that have unseated rulers in Egypt and Tunisia and threatened the grip on power of the leaders of Syria and Yemen… "He (Gaddafi) was also hit in his head," National Transitional Council official Abdel Majid Mlegta told Reuters… "There was a lot of firing against his group and he died."… Mlegta told Reuters earlier that Gaddafi, who was in his late 60s, was captured and wounded in both legs at dawn on Thursday as he tried to flee in a convoy which NATO warplanes attacked. He said he had been taken away by an ambulance… There was no independent confirmation of his remarks…
Read the full report at link below…

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MIRROR.co.uk reports…
- Very good reporting at link above with lots of photos, Video and more -

* REUTERS *
LIVE Breaking News:

Above video image grab by ALJAZEERA
* Watch Al Jazeera English: Live Steam HERE
Some GREAT LIVE Reporting going on at above link - 9:30am CDT
* Al Jazeera IN DEPTH Reporting:
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NOTE: Very Graphic video below
You have been warned

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Above Footage obtained by Al Jazeera shows the body of the former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi following his death in Sirte. Note: Very Graphic video above

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Latest Updates:
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Here’s how I believe it all went down today on the Killing of Moammar Gadhafi.
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First of all… USA… USA… USA…
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YES… A United States Armed Predator Drone alone with a French Jet… attacked what has been reported to have been an 80 car plus convoy in which Gadhafi was riding in.
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It appears Gadhafi survived this attack and bailed to what looked to me to have been some coverts by or under the main road. At least one of Gadhafi’s loyal soldiers was with him, trying to protect his X-Leader from a mob of Rebels and got himself shot all to heck and killed. The rebels then turned to dragging Gadhafi out of his hole, (Gadhafi shouting, DON’T SHOOT!!!)
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In the video you hopefully clicked out above… you might have noticed that many of the Rebels had no shoes on. Well… that is because some had taken their shoes off and were beating the crap out of Gadhafi with them. Then sometime during all of this mob beating… one of the rebels took it on himself to shoot Gadhafi in the head.
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 I figured he must have missed his target the first shot, hitting Gadhafi in his shoulder… but target on with the second shot, hitting Gadhafi dead square to the head, killing him instantly.
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And that in a nutshell is the way the Killing of Moammar Gadhafi went down today.

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POST UPDATE:
Friday, October 21, 2011
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* Reuters brings us the following report late Friday evening and it starts off like this… NATO called an end to its air war in Libya and the clan of Muammar Gaddafi demanded a chance to bury the body that lay on display in a meat locker after a death as brutal and chaotic as his 42-year rule… In a statement on a Syria-based pro-Gaddafi television station, the ousted dictator's family asked for the bodies of Gaddafi, his son Mo'tassim, and others who were killed on Thursday by fighters who overran his hometown Sirte…
Read the rest at link below…
30 Photos in above link, some are very graphic!
Lots of Photos in above link and as in the rest of the photos in this post… some are VERY Graphic!
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AubreyJ………
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Newt 2012 - Support

Following from an Email by the Campaign Manager for Newt 2012
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Dear Friend and Supporter,
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After watching last night’s debate in Las Vegas, Sarah Palin confirmed what we have been telling you all week. Providing analysis on the show On The Record with Greta Van Sustern, Governor Palin offered a lot of praise for Speaker Gingrich saying, “I think we are more interested in substance and that’s why, like tonight, Newt Gingrich again, I think, did the best because he seems to be above a lot of the bickering that goes on.

On the prospect of a Gingrich-Obama debate, Palin said that Newt would “CLOBBER Barack Obama in any debate!” The team here at Newt 2012 couldn’t agree more!

Speaker Gingrich has distinguished himself among the accomplished Presidential candidates not by trying to tear his opponents down, but by instead advancing a substantive policy agenda. These debates have served as a clear illustration of the differences between all these candidates, and Speaker Gingrich’s masterful performances are highlighted in our new campaign video “Newt Now.” You can help us promote this important video by doing two things:

First, please take a moment to watch the video now.
Second, if you think that Newt is the best qualified and most intelligent candidate, you can help us spread this video by making a generous contribution today.
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The entire team at Newt 2012 is very proud of this new video, and we're incredibly grateful for your support in spreading it far and wide.   
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Thank You,

Michael Krull
Newt 2012
Campaign Manager
To Donate By Mail Please Send Checks To:
Newt 2012
Post Office Box 550769
Atlanta, GA 30355
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NOTE:
I’m a STRONG Supporter of Newt’s
And I ask you to join me
With so many others
In making Newt Gingrich
Our President Elect, 2012!
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AubreyJ………
Aubrey J. Fawcett
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Photo for the Day - October 18, 2011 - Israeli Soldier Gilad Schalit Seen At Undisclosed Location In Gaza-Egypt Border Area

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In this image grab from Egypt TV, Tuesday, October 18, 2011… Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit is seen at an undisclosed location in the Gaza- Egypt border area accompanied by Hamas guards as he is moved into Egypt from captivity in Gaza. This was the beginnings of an elaborate prisoner swap today in which hundreds of Palestinian inmates were freed in return for the captured Israeli tank crewman.
Read more at TheHindu.com website below…
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It just killed my heart when I first saw him, early this Tuesday morning. (Sadly, it reminded me of the terrible days of past, way back in the 40s.) Then I was overrun with joy and anger, all at the same time.
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Anyway... It was SOOOOO nice to see all the white flowers in hand and lining the streets from all the Israeli people there to wish Gilad a warm, cheerful shalom...
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Welcome home, Gilad!!! Welcome home...
AubreyJ.........
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Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich on State of the Union with Candy Cr...

Monday, October 17, 2011

News Videos: First Person Accounts - Witnesses Recount Sunday’s Fatal Indy Crash - Racing World In Mourning For Driver Dan Wheldon

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* CNN brings us the following report and it starts off like this… The racing world was in mourning Monday after two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon, an Englishman with a ready smile and engaging manner, was killed Sunday in a multicar crash at the Las Vegas Indy 300… "You know, this is a sport predicated on speed and there are a lot of safety channels," Sports Illustrated senior writer Jon Wertheim said Monday. But he added, "The fact of the matter is, you're dealing with very, very fast automobiles. They're not heavy cars. ... There is, unfortunately, an assumption of risk when you get into one of those race cars."… Following Wheldon's death in the 15-car fiery crash, the remainder of the race -- the marquee event of the IZOD IndyCar World Championships -- was canceled. The remaining drivers, many of them visibly emotional after a meeting with IndyCar officials, did a five-lap salute in Wheldon's honor as "Amazing Grace" played… Wheldon, 33, died from "unsurvivable injuries," IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard said Sunday… Video of the crash showed cars spinning out of control and bursting into flames, spewing smoke and debris… "I've never seen a crash like this," said Carlos Diaz, an anchor on CNN sister station HLN who said he's been around racing his entire life. He said one witness told him "it was like a bomb went off."…
Read the full report HERE
Racing world in mourning for driver Dan Wheldon
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First Person: Witnesses Recount Fatal Indy Crash
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Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon died Sunday after his car became ensnared in a fiery 15-car pileup… flew over another vehicle and landed in a catch fence at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Witnesses say it was one of the worst they have seen.
Originally posted October 17th - This Video posted on YouTube by AssociatedPress
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[Replay] Horrific 15 Car Crash 2011 IndyCar World Championships in Las Vegas 300
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About this Video: Replay of what we all feared… a 15 car pileup with cars flying and flipping and bursting into flam in this 2011 IndyCar World Championships in Las Vegas.
Originally posted October 16th - This Video posted on YouTube by MotorSportsCentral
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Sunday’s major wreck and death of racecar driver Dan Wheldon made for a very tragic day for all us racing fans, worldwide. May god bless the Wheldon family… along with all their friends, and loved ones. A great driver has sadly been taken from us… and all so early in his life and career.
AubreyJ………
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