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Why I quit… Desert Storm vet explains decision to leave Air Force after 22 years
Daily Inter Lake ^ | November 7, 2010 | By MIKE BANZET
Posted on Sunday, November 07, 2010 7:56:07 PM by US Navy Vet
I never expected to write this letter, but my Mom e-mailed me to get information about my career for a writeup on Veterans Day, and as this is the first such holiday in 22 years when I will not be on active duty, I felt compelled to let you know why I decided to quit.
Quit is a strong word, I know. Everyone I’ve talked to has repeated that I’ve had a marvelous career and that I’ve retired with honor. Maybe that’s true on paper; I guess that it’s reflected by the record. But that’s not how I feel. I feel like I’ve quit. And because I’m not a quitter, I feel I have to explain why — not that anyone is asking, but because perhaps they don’t know to ask.
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will ask the Obama administration on Sunday to create a credible threat in the form of a military campaign to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, according to a senior official in Jerusalem.
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President Obama was asked about his opinion of ‘Jihad’ while in Indonesia. He refused to condemn ‘Jihad” and still thinks Islam is a religion of peace or something.From the video: “Well, the phrase Jihad has a lot of meanings within Islam, and is subject to a lot of different interpretations…
The overwhelming majority view their obligations to their religion as ones that reaffirm peace and justice and fairness and tolerance…”The video is posted here or on YouTune here. Peace, justice, fairness and tolerance? Is he kidding? Half of Muslims in Indonesia and about eighty percent in Pakistan support stoning women who commit adultery to death. Even twenty-five percent of young American Muslims support suicide bombers.The video is posted here or on YouTube here.Excerpt Read more at bluegrasspundit.com …
The US President‘s former grade three teacher said that Mr Obama – who was known as “Barry” when he attended the Menteng One school in Jakarta – studied the Koran and went to classes on Islam, despite the objections of Anne Dunham, a Roman Catholic.
The teacher’s recollections will add to speculation about Mr Obama’s links to Islam during his much-anticipated visit to Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim nation, as part of his ten-day tour of Asia.His middle name, Hussein, and the fact that his stepfather was a Muslim, have combined to perpetuate rumours about Mr Obama’s religious leanings.
The number of Americans who think that he is a Muslim has grown since his inauguration to one in five.Start of sidebar. Skip to end of sidebar. End of sidebar. Return to start of sidebar.
Mr Obama moved to Indonesia with his mother and Indonesian stepfather, Lolo Soetoro, when he was 6, and lived there for four years. In his memoirs he recalled his time in the country as the “bounty of a young man’s life” and there is affection and pride among Indonesians for the boy who ended up as President of the United States.
The teacher, Effendi, who taught at Menteng One for 29 years, remembers Mr Obama as a “fat, curly-haired, curious boy”.
Pretty much everyone who pledged to support it lost last Tuesday. Having the government exert more control over the Internet doesn’t seem to be popular with voters.TPMDC reported: The FCC‘s push for Net Neutrality legislation suffered another setback on Tuesday, after 95 of the candidates who pledged their support for it lost their elections.
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Mark Levin noted, during his radio show last week, an article from the The New England Journal of Medicine which lays out how ObamaCare can be dismantled after the victory of Conservatives last Tuesday: h/t Dave Ross [AUDIO AT SITE] A more serious possibility [than repeal] is that ACA opponents could deliver on another pledge: to cut off funding for implementation.
Here is how such a process could work ~~~ The ACA contains 64 specific authorizations to spend up to $105.6 billion and 51 general authorizations to spend “such sums as are necessary” over the period between 2010 and…