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Veterans Day

 

Lest we forget…

Yesterday was Veterans Day, a day set aside to honor the brave men and women who have taken up arms in defense of America and the freedom of her citizens in wars and conflicts.  It began in 1919 with President Woodrow Wilson’s words “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…” «Read the rest of this article»

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In their boots

 

ITBIn their boots is a compelling show about the dramatic impact the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have on us, the people here at home. The show features Iraq and Afghanistan service men and women and their families in stories and situations that have universal appeal. Episode 2 features the Real Story “Beating the Odds: Chapter 2” and special guests Alan Babin, Christy Babin, Sandy Trombetta (VA National Winter Sports Clinic) and Adrian Atizado (Disabled American Veterans).

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Kucinich Calls for renewed debate on national spending priorities

 

KucinichheaderWashington D.C. – Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today spoke out forcefully against the $636 billion Defense Appropriations bill, saying it continues to fund the immoral war in Iraq while ramping up U.S. operations in Afghanistan.

“We are discussing a $636 billion appropriations bill which will fund the continuation of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Congress has been gripped for months by a debate surrounding health care reform, but we will only have a brief debate about spending $636 billion dollars and the wars that money will fund. That is not enough.

“We need to have a serious debate about the wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan and the priorities of this nation. We need to discuss our options and we must immediately withdraw U.S. troops and contractors, not just combat troops, but all of our troops. It is time for this body to rethink the validity of funding military operations throughout the world when we have so many priorities that need to be addressed at home. «Read the rest of this article»

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In their boots

 

ITBIn their boots is a compelling show about the dramatic impact the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have on us, the people here at home. The show features Iraq and Afghanistan service men and women and their families in stories and situations that have universal appeal. In episode 1 Army Medic Alan Babin was critically injured running to the aid of a fellow soldier. His mother, Rosie, is determined to help him walk again. The episode originally ran on July 14th 2008.

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Biden/Palin debate: Biden takes it, Palin “better than expected” but no home run

 
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The Joe Biden/Sarah Palin debate is over and history. The verdict: Biden held his own, scored particularly well in areas of foreign policy, and, I believe, won the debate. Palin, after a spate of blundered interviews and disingenuous flubbed questions from “Katie” (Couric) and “Charlie” (Gibson), did better than expected but still managed at best a break even score, up from her previous level — which was sounding ridiculous.

Watching the man/woman voter scrolling scoreboard at the bottom of the TV screen, a tally of sorts based on Ohio voters, both candidates managed to find sharp and prolonged spikes of interest, catching the attention of listeners not by political affiliation but rather by the issues that were being discussed. What were those topics: the economy, the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the economy, the economy and the economy. The Economy encompassed middle class tax relief, health care/insurance, jobs, gas prices, and the high cost of higher education. «Read the rest of this article»

 



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