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Friday, September 24, 2021

Lauren Boebert has sent a release calling to impeach Biden, but she has messed up the logo read more


Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Dan Price faced praise and criticism six years ago when he boosted all his employee's salaries to $70,000 a year. But instead of the economic gloom and doom that was predicted for him, the company and its workforce, by all metrics, has thrived. read more


Thursday, September 16, 2021

The hole in the ozone that forms every year over the South Pole is now larger than Antarctica, scientists from the European Union's Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service said Thursday. read more


Monday, September 13, 2021

Ray DeMonia wasn't seeking Covid-19 treatment when he arrived at an Alabama hospital with heart problems. But the 73-year-old became an indirect victim of Covid-19 patients filling hospitals and ICU beds. The cardiac patient from Cullman, Alabama, died in a Mississippi hospital about 200 miles from his home because there were no cardiac ICU beds nearby, his daughter Raven DeMonia told The Washington Post. "Due to COVID 19, CRMC emergency staff contacted 43 hospitals in 3 states in search of a Cardiac ICU bed and finally located one in Meridian, MS. He would not want any other family to go through what his did."


Tuesday, August 31, 2021

A company owned by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's in-laws won more than $7 million in no-bid and other federal contracts at U.S. military installations and other government properties in California based on a dubious claim of Native American identity by McCarthy's brother-in-law, a Times investigation has found. read more


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What Milley did is commonplace. From the retired Commander of the US Army in Europe:

Milley's contacting foreign general officers, like General Li Zuicheng of China, is a big part of his job. In these communications, I'm confident that the Chairman followed the protocols for engagement with foreign officials.

Why do I believe that? Because as a senior general officer commanding in a foreign theater, I often had to conduct these types of phone calls and engagements, as do all generals or admirals in similar strategic circumstances.

Engaging with foreign military commanders -- whether they are allies, partners, friends or even foes -- is a major and extremely time-consuming requirement for senior military commanders. We do this to strengthen alliances, build trust, prepare for coalition exercises -- and to stay in contact via informal communication channels during tense times.

When I was Commander of the US Army in Europe, there were 51 countries in our area of responsibility, and my visits and contacts were conducted as part of an approved plan for "security cooperation" within that theater. Chairman Milley's job is much bigger and more difficult, because his covers the globe.

His responsibilities require an endless series of engagements with US Embassies, foreign governments, and the military leadership of more than 190 countries, even those, like China, whom many Americans consider the enemy.

Often the communication channels with foes compliment the diplomacy generated by the State Department, and this is where generals and ambassadors are critical teammates.

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