Army Bans Use of Privately Bought Armor - Netscape News

Posted: 3/31/2006 by Floyd in
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The army bans private body armor and criticizes Dragon Skin,I will provide a link if it still exists on the Dragon Skin and if I am not mistaken it was tested and found to stop rounds from penetrating the armor,so once again we are not getting the story here only part of it. If the Army can not provide armor for the troops then why do not they let them wear something? I always thought something was better than nothing.
Army Bans Use of Privately Bought Armor - Netscape News
Here is the link to Dragon skin the above article is reffering to :Pirates of the Caribbean
This body armor was found to stop 3-7.62 x 39 mm. rounds,it seems everyday you read something more stupid than the previous one but the news itself should be researching their stories more and at least trying to get them right. This Iraq war has taken it's toll on many families and some family members as well as teambio=Bring it on!,have attempted to help in this matter and then I turn on the computer today and read the crap about the Army banning private body armor. It seems things going on today is really hard to believe,I have been scanning the news agencies but have not heard anymore at this time but to tell you the truth America when it comes to the news I believe only follows whatever Washington is saying and if it would hurt the now in the gutter king's poll numbers. So does the news mostly get the facts right or just print what they are told? It is a false statement saying Dragon Skin has not been tested and tryed,,,now you decide.
(footnote on navigation=When you click on my link(Pirates of the Caribbean,which is a link inside the blog of within reason of a previous post) it will take you back to the navigation page and you have to click on the skull again to see the post,just a tidbit to help.
Here is another link to Netscape on this body armor issue;
Army orders soldiers to stop wearing commercial body armor - Netscape News
http://www.oneveteransvoice.com/blog/2006/03/army-bans-personal-armor.html

Abramoff Sentenced to Nearly 6 Years in Prison in Fraud Case - New York Times

Posted: 3/29/2006 by Floyd in Labels:
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Republican lobbyist nets a almost 6 year term in prison,Abramoff touched many lives in Washington since his arrest and indictment. Others should be joining him there but I can't see that happening,we elect our representatives and senators hoping they will not be overcome by greed and scandal,but alas they do and should be held accountable but I would guess that would come by our vote.
Abramoff Sentenced to Nearly 6 Years in Prison in Fraud Case - New York Times
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Lobby Reform Lite - New York Times

Lights, camera, surgery | IndyStar.com

Posted: 3/26/2006 by Floyd in
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Want to see a live operation on the net? At 4 p.m this monday at www.or-live.com you can. performed at St. Francis Heart Center in Indinapolis to repair an abdominal-aortic aneurysm,the internet is an excellent tool for patients and referring doctors.
Lights, camera, surgery | IndyStar.com

Unexplained Mysteries :: Pre-Columbus map may be authentic

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China could have traveled the globe before Europeans according to this map that is very probable,drawn up 70 years before Christopher Columbus landed in America.
Unexplained Mysteries :: Pre-Columbus map may be authentic

USATODAY.com - Barbara Bush earmarked hurricane donation for son's company

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Former first lady Barbara Bush gave money to a hurricane relief fund on condition it be spent to buy educational software from her son Neil's company.
USATODAY.com - Barbara Bush earmarked hurricane donation for son's company

Kevin Sites in the Hot Zone From Yahoo! News

Posted: 3/22/2006 by Floyd in
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This is one of the most touching posts I have ever read by Kevin Sites,takes place in Afghanistan,it is hard to believe this goes on in the world this is about child abuse at it's worst, a very moving and enlightning read.
Kevin Sites in the Hot Zone From Yahoo! News

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New tool for blogging

Posted: 3/21/2006 by Floyd in
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It is called Zookoda and it is an e-mail service that you manage,note the little box on the top right of my blog. This is unlike feedblitz or bloglet,you have control over your mailings and manage everything yourself. When I run into these sometimes useful tools I like to pass it on to my readers,to see if they are interested and to share information I have found Qumana as a useful blog tool for me also,I have just started using Zookoda but it sounds very promising. It would also be good for industry where you might be selling something and want to manage the list yourself. Oh by the way it is free and free is good,,is'nt it?
 
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Double Standard

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The double standard played out today in America and setting a child molester free,25 year old Debra Lafave walked out today with a slap on the wrist,prosecuters dropping charges against her. She came out with 7 years probation and a few weeks house arrest for molesting a 14 year old boy in the class room and also in her home,and even a sport utility vehicle. This kind of conduct is just as bad as a 25 year old man molesting a 14 year old girl,but in America these cases are treated quite differant in male versus female and why is this so? Well it would seem we need to work on our judical system,she should have served jail time and been put on the sex offender list,that is what needed to happen because this woman is sick and in need of help not to mention that a crime has been committed. This to me only sends the wrong message to would be perpertrators of these kinds of crimes whether it be male or female,because the next one could say well ole Debra got away with it,this sends the wrong message indeed.
 
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Deadly force

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Kentucky,A resident of rural Boyd County,Rowland Burns on Nov 11,2005 discovered an intruder within his home around the middle of the night Burns who is 65 years old struggled with the intruder,and ended up shooting and killing the intruder to protect himself and his family. In answering Burns said,"he took away all my options,I had no options left." The police agreed no charges were ever filed against Burns,there is legislation pending in Kentucky and 12 other states that would offer protection to people who use deadly force against intruders who invade their homes. After the Burns case some wonder if this legislation is necessary,Rep. Kathy Stein,D-Lexington believes it is offered for political gain,in elections later this year voters will choose 100 represenatives and 19 senators. There is a 1975 law on the books that allow the people of Kentucky to use deadly force against persons who invade their homes,that is why the state did'nt persue charges in the above case. Legislation is on the agenda to codify case law back to 1931,giving us the right to: Protect ourselves,our familes and our property,even if that means using deadly force. Even against criminals who break into cars,as in "carjackings." The measure has overwhelming support in the house and the senate. The NRA is lobbying lawmakers in Kentucky and 12 other states,about half of all other states have similar rules on the books. The NRA is pushing a so called "no retreat" legislation,a similar legislation  is signed into law in South Dakota. In the states of Mississippi and Indiana have passed legislation and are awaiting the signature of the governors. If an intruder enters your home instead of retreating you can use deadly force,whether or not it to be political I have not known any cases prosecuted due to using deadly force in your own home,when you are home there is nowhere left to run,on the safety issue if you have children it would be best to have a locked cabinet to store firearms in because you can't always watch those kids. I would encourage anyone reading this blog,never,never,be careless with firearms,a lot of deaths "accidental" due to firearms could be prevented if taken the right precautions and guns don't kill people,people kill people.
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SMOKE IN SCOTLAND? BREAK THE LAW

Posted: 3/20/2006 by Floyd in
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Scotland is cracking down on smokers,and will even have spies to see the law is enforced. Now I do not smoke and people should not smoke around people in confined areas but give us a break already,being the freedom fighter I am I detest this law and think if they get away with things like this anything could be next. The way America is being run right now it would not surprise me to see this kind of law here,or even worse. I do not like cigarette smoke but as long as people stay away from me doing it,I have no problem with it.
SMOKE IN SCOTLAND? BREAK THE LAW

The President and the Courts - New York Times

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A Guest Blogger, and an Unwritten Law - New York Times

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Arianna clarifying her blog on George Clooney,I guess us bloggers take blogging pretty serious and that is good. What happened is Arianna put together a blog with excerpts from different interviews that Clooney had and answers he had given,and apparently got the o.k from his constiguants well all is well that ends well and in the future it won't happen. In our zeal sometimes we get very close to the line,I like Huffpo and will continue to read it,the e-mail that was sent to a Ms. Taback wanted Cloony's approval and three days later Ms. Taback responded,"Of course this is fine,Arianna! Thank you."
Anyone of us would have taken this that way. But I guess it would have been best not to do this kind of journalism,but us bloggers unlike the media generally get to the heart of the story.
A Guest Blogger, and an Unwritten Law - New York Times

Photo in the News: Two-Headed Turtle Found in China

Posted: 3/19/2006 by Floyd in
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Off-beat news,a two-headed turtle found in China.
Photo in the News: Two-Headed Turtle Found in China

New Yahoo Messenger with Phone Features Next Week

Posted: 3/17/2006 by Floyd in
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New Yahoo Messenger with Phone Features Next Week.

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The screen name G.O.D was used and the name he used as an alternate was Devil666,which describes this kind of scum very accurate.
Lexington Herald-Leader 03/17/2006 'G.O.D.' alleged at center of child porn chat room

Security Issues

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Today the Republicans voted down an amendment to strengthen our port security,yes the very ones who claim to have our interest in mind on securing our ports of entry. The very ones to run in November of this year on security and daily it seems that they (the right) do something even more idiotic than the day before,now in earlier years I myself have cast a few conservative votes but the view I read daily from news sources around the net is just mind bogling,the very thing the conservatives hold dear which is according to Frist and the others oh yeah and Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is security. Only ones who will buy this in the mid-terms are people living in a bubble and not in tune of what is going on in this country,the port security needs addressed as well as the land borders first you had the UAE wanting to run things and Frist seam to grow a backbone before backing down,my name for him now is flip-flopping Frist and very well could be the nominee for the 08 presidental election or at least hopes of being the nominee. Anyway I would like to take the time to thank the Repugs for slamming security I just wonder,,hmm.? Will they ever come out and admit to the public?
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Senate Votes to Raise U Debt Limit to Nearly $9 Trillion - New York Times

Posted: 3/16/2006 by Floyd in
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The Senate voted today to raise the national debt limit to nearly $9 trillion,averting what would have been the first default ever on United States Treasury notes,the vote was 52-48 all Democrats voted no and a handful of Republicans. A good quote from Harry Reid,"any objective analysis of our country's fiscal history would have to conclude this administration and this rubberstamping Republican Congress are the most fiscally irresponsible in the history of our country,in fact,no other president or congress even comes close." I agree with Mr. Reid this is the most wasteful president and congress ever,and the ones footing the bill is the retires and the working class. Until America wakes up and sees for itself what disarray we are in nothing will change,it is kinda like spitin in the wind. I think the numbers now is us and our children and grand-children owe about $30,000 each for this big mess created by Bush and his GOP Congress and Senate. This can't continue at the rate it is now sooner or later we have to pay the piper and as I have said before there is only so much programs you can cut from the disabled and poor of this country,when the well goes dry the upper-class will have to eventually pay,in other words this will not work. We have a Tyrannosaurus Rex on our hands in Iraq and the homefront has become stagnant after Katrina victims were put on the back burner nothing is being done,the trailers are still in Arkansas the last I heard. Our military launched an air assault on the resistance in Iraq and I am not sure but the last I heard the media not allowed there,yes,the government seems to be controlling the media but that is not really a shock.
Senate Votes to Raise U.S. Debt Limit to Nearly $9 Trillion - New York Times
Within reason: Go for broke!!
Senate Approves Budget, Breaking Spending Limits - New York Times

Kentucky seat-belt law

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Last month a bill failed to pass the house on a 49-48 vote,the bill needed 51 votes to pass. Gov. Flecther has been trying to muster support for this bill but has not really gained enough GOP support to get the job done,Flecther is calling to allow another vote on the issue. The bill is legislation to allow police to stop and ticket motorists solely for not wearing their seat-belts. This is the kind of bills that you always see the GOP pushing,and never a Democrat,these are the kinds of bills that work their ways into law and little by little take away our rights as citizens and turn them over to the state control. The seat-belt law does save lives and that we can agree on but I do not believe that the police should have a right to pull you over just because you are not wearing your belt,you might be hurting or sick or maybe you just forgot,you are in a way putting your own safety in danger but you not wearing a belt is not subject to injure anyone else. Now children that is another matter,Flecther's office said it should not be about politics,it should be about saving lives. It sounds all good,if it is not for really enriching the state in fines and that is what Flecther is all about. Technorati Tags : , , .
 
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Just another broken law,oh,the king does not have laws. By doing this they get to hack into Medicare a little more,,,oh well,,"hail king George."
The Raw Story | Congressman writes White House: Did President knowingly sign law that didn't pass?

Mad cow disease

Posted: 3/13/2006 by Floyd in
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Mad cow disease has finally made it there are about 3 cases,however they say and you know we listen to what "they say," that the meat has not made it in our food supply. So we did not get it in the milk or the meat,kinda makes you wonder why those guys even have the cattle to begin with,oh,maybe they were pets?

News

March 13,2002

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"I don't know where Bin Laden is,I have no idea and really don't care. It's not that important. It's not our priority." George W. Bush.
Source; Twisted History.
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Ten commandments bill approved in Kentucky

Posted: 3/11/2006 by Floyd in
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Frankfurt,Ky. The ten commandments could be posted in schools and government buildings and a large monument with the biblical directives would be placed outside the capital under legislation awaiting the signature of Gov. Ernie Flecther,an ordained Baptist minister. "The governor looks forward to signing the bill," said Brett Hall,spokesman for the Republican governor who is currently in the hospital where he is being treated for a blood clot. "I'm sure he will be very happy to hear this news." The measure passed on a vote of 90/5 without debate on Friday,it drew immeadiate criticism from the American Civil Liberty Union of Kentucky. Democrat Jody Richards of Bowling Green said he believes the measure is constitutional because the commandments would be part of displays with other historical documents,"It's a bill that the people of Kentucky largely support,"Richards said. A provision was also to include the return of a 6-foot-tall granite monument bearing the ten commandments to the lawn outside the state Capital. The structure is now on display at the Fraternal Order of Eagles lodge in Hopkinsville in Southwestern Kentucky. The monument was donated to the state in 1971 by the Fraternal Order of Eagles. A battle ensued in 2001 that resulted in the state paying more than $120,000 in attorney fees to the ACLU. The measure will also call on reinstatement of In God We Trust,posted back on the wall of the House of Represenatives. (Excerpt from the Middlesboro Daily News; March 11,2006)
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The Ports

Posted: 3/08/2006 by Floyd in
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Advanced Searchbar - ????? 5 Star Rated Toolbar

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The mother of all toolbars has been found and it is free,to many features to mention because this one has it all. I try to search for good items and find some now and then and post so you guys can use them too. This bar has more features than Groowe seems to work well I have it installed on IE-7 and so far it is working great,searches everything from your browser from goggle,to Megan's Law,news,weather,calculator,Yahoo,MSN,you name it.(for Internet Explorer)

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Within reason: All in one toolbar (for firefox or Internet Explorer)

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West Virginia House Approves Bill To Expand Coverage For Uninsured

Posted: 3/07/2006 by Floyd in
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Something I blogged about on January 28,2006 was Gov.Manchin of West Virginia who took on the health care crisis by doing something about it and I am glad to know that today I can follow up with this and say the House approves bill to expand coverage to the uninsured and poor of West Virginia,,,good job.
West Virginia House Approves Bill To Expand Coverage For Uninsured

Within reason: Health Care A West Virginia Project

Go for broke!!

Posted: 3/06/2006 by Floyd in
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The U.S treasury secretary John Snow says America has reached its debt limit of $8.2 trillion dollars,heck of a job to Bush and his conservative congress majority who have took us where no one has before all I can say is,wow. The extension is needed by mid-March and if the limit is not increased the government could find it difficult to borrow money or pay its debts,and believe me it has many unpaid debts. This will be the fourth time that George Bush has asked the Republican dominated congress to do this,it costs quite a bit to rebuild Iraq after bombing it so much and Afghanistan it needs reconstruction for us to pay for,and it cost a lot spending like there is no tomorrow,there are only so many programs for the poor and retired people you can take from to run this mess. The Republican led congress and Senate along with the President have built up huge deficits,may I say the worst in history. In blogging as I have said before there is always another disaster to talk about and the deficit is a big one and every day that goes by seems worse than yesterday,tapping of the civil service fund,Medicare,Medicaid,student loans and others like these targeted will soon not measure up,,its time to pay the piper. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4780844.stm

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Abortion; a done deal

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Gov. Mike Rounds of South Dakota has signed a sweeping abortion law,the GOP now is sensing a victory in the stacked supreme court have started the anti-abortion crusade against women,and basically what they can do with their own bodies. What should be between a woman and her immediate family is about to be delegated by the government,it has been a long drawn out process since Roe , but now seems to be a predestined defeat by the backwards right wing of America,this will set us back years and abortions will be performed in unsanitary citations endangering the life of the mother. The axis against the rights of women is being now waged in anticipation of the heavy right wing of the court to make it a done deal,and set women back before 1973. Measures have been passed in Arizona,Indiana and Kentucky to try and damage what should be the right of a woman to choose what she is to do,in other words ladies if you get pregnant even by accident and cannot take care of the baby you must have it so says the government,or risk your life otherwise. Back to watching leave it to beaver and father knows best,this will be next to censure the airways in what we watch on television,will it stop at abortion? No not really because after that the "right" will decide what else might be offensive or otherwise should not be viewed. Abortion,,that is about a done deal,kind makes you wonder what else might be on the agenda???
http://www.jameshc.com/blog/mt-tb.cgi/6
CNN.com - South Dakota law bans nearly all abortions - Mar 6, 2006

Within reason: Kentucky Rep. proposes ban on ABORTION

Bring it On! » Blog Archive » Roe Update

South Dakota Bans Abortion, Setting Up a Battle - New York Times

Economist Examines Supreme Court's Newly Appointed Justices' Roles In Upcoming Abortion-Rights Cases





NewsForum - messages #208828

Posted: 3/05/2006 by Floyd in
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How many lies can one nation stand?
NewsForum - messages #208828

Election fraud

Posted: 3/04/2006 by Floyd in
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Ever wonder how secure our election process is? A story out of the Lexington Herald will help answer this: Wise,VA. An investigation that began with allegations that cigarettes,alcohol and even pork rinds,yes that's right pork rinds,lead to the indictment yesterday of the mayor and 13 other people on charges of fixing the May 2004 election fraud and corruption. The 14 were indicted on charges of fixing the 2004 election in Appalachia,a town of about 2,000 just across the Kentucky state line from Letcher County. A 269 count indictment includes a town councilman,a police captain and a police Officer. Mayor Ben Cooper,who also is the town manager and runs the police department,faces about 240 charges and "more time than he could possibly serve." They were alledged to be securing votes with the smokes,liquor and bags of pork rinds. There were also an indictment alleges 55 instances of illegal tampering with absentee ballots,nearly 20% of the 585 votes cast were by absentee. The indictment also alleges a conspiracy to appoint a head of the police department who draws a salary but does not work. This story part taken from the March 3,2006 issue of the Lexington Herald.
This is corruption at its worst in America,makes you wonder how many more have indulged in such practices? The election process needs monitored more closely so this kind of stuff does not happen again in other elections across the nation and in other communities just a little blog to let America know election fraud is real and it should be a concern to all of us.

Not in our interest

Posted: 3/03/2006 by Floyd in
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Bill Frist who came out against the ports being controlled by the U.A.E. now is falling in line with the axis,now this cool decision making is from a guy who will possibly run for President in 2008 and would be counted on to make decisions and stand by them and this fuddled up mess shows him to be weak. Yes weak and unable to stand by what he says,they are even doing polls now on whether we just do not like the Arabs? This is stupid and misleading and what are the facts simply put is their (U.A.E) tract record on terror,like maybe helping fund it in the past but according to the king now have become reformed. It seems every day is worse than yesterday and sometimes I wonder what scandal I should talk about today maybe the port deal which is not in our interest,maybe it would be the Katrina scandal and how the top dogs including the king were briefed before the levees broke? maybe it would be the Abramoff deal? it seems lately everything is a terrific mess and we don't know what to blog about and a good question would be what exactly is getting fixed? Maybe we could blog about Chertoff,he not only acts like he knows who's on first,he doesn't even know who's playing? You know what's ironic we don't need to know who's screwing Monica but really we need to know who's screwing America. I wonder if the 38% approval rating of the king is those folks who just watch the local news or is it the folks who have lost count of the scandals and the lying? I wonder if New Orleans will ever be fixed under this administration,the flip-flopper Frist is now on the band wagon of the Axis I knew it was all talk it seems Washington has no spine left and that leaves us with the ultimate question whose interests are they really looking out for?
Impeach Bush | Salon.com
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