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Jonathan Dion was killed early Sunday, when the Tracked Light Armour Vehicle (T-LAV) he was in was hit by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). The blast wounded four other soldiers in the vehicle, all of them listed with "non-life threatening" injuries.
"We're actually better off than you in the west," said a writer, measuring his irony. "Unlike you, we have no illusions."
Orman made a big splash many years ago on public television â€” the incubating environment for her as a national phenom. With articulate calls for intelligent self-determination of oneâ€™s own financial future, she is a master of the long form. Humor and dramatic cadences punch up the impacts of her performances.
The Times (London) Washington correspondent, Sarah Baxter, reporting with a summary of the developments in the case involving the CIAâ€™s destruction of recordings of the treatment of Abu Zabaydah, points to the growing belief in Washington that President Bush viewed the torture tapes.
Spitting in the wind of conventional wisdom â€“ historically, a noble endeavor â€“ it has become a progressive badge of honor to have opposed Democrat John Kerry in the 2004 election.
These battles both ended in standoffs, as the U.S. forces felt constrained from unleashing their full military capabilities to crush the resistance. New insights into the thinking of the U.S. military are available from a U.S. army intelligence analysis â€“ by the Army's National Ground Intelligence Center â€“ of the first Fallujah battle entitled Complex Environments: Battle of Fallujah I, April 2004 that was leaked this week on the Wikileaks web site.
Add a comment Add a comment Read more: Idle Ramblings on Raising Babies and ChildrenIn her presence Iâ€™m generally in a state of mild euphoria, accompanied by emotional fragility. Like I know Iâ€™m very small and new here, but as long as nothing bad happens too often, the world is basically a fascinating and exciting place, there to be constantly rediscovered.
The local paper has publicly labeled the Bear Mountain tree sit crew as tree-spikers, vandals, welfare bums, poachers, and outside agitators. The RCMP and city enforcement officers stepped up their harassment this week after the forest defenders dug a trench and built a barricade across the access road at the site of the new highway bypass.
"An important aspect of the isotope-production fiasco on Algonquin territory is being ignored. AECL Atomic Energy of Canada Limited uses 95 per cent highly enriched â€œweapons-gradeâ€ uranium HEU to make the main isotope (Molybdenum-99). This can be made using low-enriched uranium LEU which is NOT weapons-usable material, but is more expensive. Somebody wants to make isotopes and bombs cheaply.
He continued, â€œItâ€™s easier to make a very powerful bomb with weapons-grade uranium like the one dropped on Hiroshima in 1945â€.
Through repetition of this claim â€“ often accompanied by George W. Bushâ€™s home-spun advice about the need to listen to what the enemy says â€“ millions of Americans believe that Osama bin Laden and other al-Qaeda leaders consider Iraq the key battlefield.