IT"S A GIRL
|YES! The world's newest and youngest Partamian is here! Mom and baby are well.|
More to follow...
Back From Afghanistan
|YES! The world's newest and youngest Partamian is here! Mom and baby are well.|
More to follow...
|Yes, my Milblog has been wandering far of track lately. I haven't been posting as much and my ecosystem rating has gone down. Any chance of getting a link on Michelle Malkin or Hugh Hewitt are dead for now. I just haven't been all that bloggish lately. You would think that with all the stuff going on with Iran, Hamas, and the general BS that Kennedy and Kerry are spewing on any given day, I would have something to say about it. And I do... but all of that is pre-emted so that the PARTAMIAN REPORT can bring you the following...|
Nicolay "The Beast from the East" Valuev entered the ring in Berlin on Saturday, all 7 feet and 323 pounds...
This guy is huge! See the Valuev-Ruiz, round-by-round! or the Next Big Thing for more information on the guy.
Boxing just got interesting again.
|Well, our little bundle of joy should be here soon. It will be great to have a child that I can take to the toy store. I remember, when I was a child, there was nothing better than LEGO blocks. I guess that was the gateway to the lucrative(huh?)career as an Architect and U.S. Army Combat Engineer.|
I will buy a lot of these blocks for my daughter. However, I can see the following scenario unfolding...
Daughter: "Mommy, where are all of my red LEGOS?"
Anne: "Honey, where are all of the red LEGOS?"
I must do this!
Go to Bickmania.com to see more.
|The bloggers are going to help win the GWOT.|
The mainstream U.S. media outlets have failed to report a major terrorist plot against the U.S. - because it would tend to support President Bush's use of NSA domestic surveillance, according to media watchdog groups.
News of a planned attack masterminded by three Algerians operating out of Italy was widely reported outside the U.S., but went virtually unreported in the American media.
Italian authorities recently announced that they had used wiretaps to uncover the conspiracy to conduct a series of major attacks inside the U.S.
Italian Interior Minister Giuseppe Pisanu said the planned attacks would have targeted stadiums, ships and railway stations, and the terrorists' goal, he said, was to exceed the devastation caused by 9/11....
The arrests were a major coup for Italian anti-terror forces, and the story was carried in most major newspapers from Europe to China...
"U.S. terror attacks foiled,” read the headline in England’s Sunday Times. In France, a headline from Agence France Presse proclaimed, "Three Algerians arrested in Italy over plot targeting U.S.”
Curiously, what was deemed worthy of a worldwide media blitz abroad was virtually ignored by the U.S. media, and conservative media watchdog groups are saying that is no accident.
"My impression is that the major media want to use the NSA story to try and impeach the president," says Cliff Kincaid, editor of the Accuracy in Media Report published by the grassroots Accuracy in Media organization.
"If you remind people that terrorists actually are planning to kill us, that tends to support the case made by President Bush. They will ignore any issue that shows that this kind of [wiretapping] tactic can work in the war on terror.”
"The mainstream media have framed the story as one of the nefarious President Bush ‘spying on U.S. citizens,’ where the average American is a victim not a beneficiary,” commented Brent Baker, vice president of the Media Research Center, a Washington, D.C.-based organization dedicated to encouraging balanced news coverage, "so journalists have little interest in any evidence that the program has helped save lives by uncovering terrorist plans."
The Associated Press version of the story did not disclose that the men planned to target the U.S. Nor did it report that the evidence against the suspects was gathered via a wiretapping surveillance operation.
Furthermore, only one American newspaper, the Philadelphia Inquirer, is known to have published the story that the AP distributed. It ran on page A-6 under the headline "Italy Charges 3 Algerians.” The Inquirer report also made no mention of the plot to target the U.S. - although foreign publications included this information in the headlines and lead sentences of their stories. Nor did it advise readers that domestic wiretaps played a key role in nabbing the suspected terrorists.
One obvious question media critics are now raising: Did the American media intentionally ignore an important story because it didn't fit into their agenda of attacking President George Bush for using wiretapping to spy on potential terrorists in the U.S.?
"It's clear to me," says AIM's Kincaid, "that they're trying their best to make this NSA program to be an impeachable offense, saying it is directed at ordinary Americans. That's why they keep referring to this as a 'program of spying on Americans' - whereas the president keeps pointing out it's a program designed to uncover al-Qaida operations on American soil."
From News Max
Hat tip to Bad Example
...the first photograph obtained by Western intelligence showing evidence that the latest issue combat flip flops urban are now on general issue
Go to FREE MARKET FAIRY TALES for more intel. I wonder if we can get our hands on their FM 7-8?
|Thanks to JMPMSTR for alerting me to this story.|
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Gazing through the telescopic sight of his M24 rifle, Staff Sgt Jim Gilliland, leader of Shadow sniper team, fixed his eye on the Iraqi insurgent who had just killed an American soldier.
His quarry stood nonchalantly in the fourth-floor bay window of a hospital in battle-torn Ramadi, still clasping a long-barrelled Kalashnikov. Instinctively allowing for wind speed and bullet drop, Shadow's commander aimed 12 feet high.
A single shot hit the Iraqi in the chest and killed him instantly. It had been fired from a range of 1,250 metres, well beyond the capacity of the powerful Leupold sight, accurate to 1,000 metres.
"I believe it is the longest confirmed kill in Iraq with a 7.62mm rifle," said Staff Sgt Gilliland, 28, who hunted squirrels in Double Springs, Alabama from the age of five before progressing to deer - and then insurgents and terrorists.
...a very-low-recoil shotgun that fires 2.75-inch shells at a rate of five per second from either a 20-round drum or an eight-round magazine. Made of aircraft-grade stainless steel, the AA-12 rarely (if ever) needs lubricating or cleaning.
Go to ROFASix for more info. Scroll down a little.
|Yes... yes, the posting has been very light recently. I've just been a little busier lately. There will be a lot of changes coming to the Partamian Report and Partamian.net The whole site will be revamped and there will be a lot of new features.|
So... let's see what happened this weekend. Anne and I woke up Saturday morning to find that a large tree in our back yard fell over, smashed the fence and went all the way across the creek into the neighbors yard and is touching their fence. I'm glad it didn't hit the house, and that it didn't crush the neighbors fence. A tree service is coming out to chop it up. Then I'll have to fix the fence. Currently, the dogs can exit the back yard. So, we have to watch them when they go out to do their thing. Dagmar, bailed out to the neighbors yard and then couldn't get back in. I had to go lift her back over the fence and she's 55 lbs. I'm just glad it wasn't Rebar because he's 80+ lbs.
Speaking of Rebar the 80+ lb dog... Anne let the pups into the bed and I had the bright idea of saying the word "SQUIRREL" a couple of times. Rebar launched into anti-squirrel mode, and jumped off the bed, using Anne's stomach as a spring board. Anne was hurting and we were both concerned for the baby. Anne called the doctor and the doctor said go to "Labor and Delivery", and that she would meet us there. Everything tuned out ok. They stuck Anne (and me) in a delivery room, and they monitored the baby's heart rate and all is well. We were pretty worried and it wasn't what we expected to be doing Sunday morning. So, we're still good to go and awaiting the arrival of the little sapper... female type.
That's the update. Stay tuned, for more baby news and other stuff... like a new look, and new features...
|I have been representing a client at an Army Post that had been awarded a government contract. The loser in the contract bidding process filed a meritless protest that basically amounted to blackmail and bribery and threatened to cost the government and therefore the taxpayers a significant amount of money in legal expenses. Well, we were not about to sit around and let our little client take this one in the rear from their big corporate rival, and I am proud to say that once the other company received notice of the team of legal and material witnesses prepared to testify against them, they withdrew their protest a few minutes ago! I have to admit, I was kind of looking forward to testifying in front of the GAO and getting my two cents on the record, but regardless, this is truly a happy day.|
|I know that I have been pretty lame on the blogging lately. I will be getting back to the daily posting soon. Anne is doing well. The nursery is done. We are ready.|
|Ok... you wanted something new posted here on the ol' P Report... Well wait no longer!|
Check out this blog by a newly commissioned US Army Chaplain, Lyde Andrews. I had dinner with him the other night and he's a pretty cool dude. He is a highly motivated Army Chaplain. Follow his exploits. Hmmm... do Chaplains have exploits? Well, anyway, follow Chaplain (1LT) Lyde Andrews in whatever it is they do up there at the Army Chaplain Officer Course.
Lyde's adventures in the Army's Chaplain School.