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Doorway to the Middle East Two and a half years after the first stirrings of the Arab Spring, Egypt is once again in the throes of a revolution. Mere days after long simmering resentments about food storages, long gas lines, and soaring unemployment fueled massive public protests against the ruling Muslim Brotherhood, the Egyptian military acted on its ultimatum to oust Pres. Mohammed Morsi, suspend the Constitution and install an interim government. Although the outcome is far from clear, renewed upheaval in the world’s most populous Arab country is bound to have enormous consequences for the broader Middle East and for U.S. interest in the region.

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THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD’S SLOGAN:

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As soon as they won power, the Muslim Brotherhood dispensed with its patina of moderation and its embrace of democracy. The younger generation Brotherhood acolytes who charmed Western reporters on the street soon found their testaments to Muslim Brotherhood democracy to be wishful

Rather than subsidize the Muslim Brotherhood, the United States should stand back and let them fail. American taxpayer money is not an entitlement...

Muslim Brotherhood acolytes like Mohammad Morsi, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and Ismail Haniyeh always confuse democracy with majoritarianism and mob rule; it is long past time they realize that true democracy is about accountability

and rule-of-law. If the Muslim Brotherhood only focused their malevolence on their domestic audience, that would be tragic. But their incitement and the terrorism they promote make every Islamistdominated country a security risk to moderate regimes and to the democracies that value individual freedom and liberty

thinking. Even as Egypt hemorrhaged foreign reserves, Morsi preferred to enforce Islamist dictates on women, minorities, and moderate Muslims. Rather than bolster jobs, Morsi prayed for Israel’s destruction and embraced Hamas. Throughout the region, Islamists claim to have a solution to worldly problems that secular governments do not. In every country they control, however — Iran, Turkey, Tunisia, and Egypt — it soon becomes clear their goal is power, not good governance. ENTERTAINMENT

above collective identity. Rather than subsidize the Muslim Brotherhood, the United States should stand back and let them fail. American taxpayer money is not an entitlement and should never subsidize hateful or anti-American regimes. The harder they fall, the better. Let the Muslim Brotherhood be discredited in the eyes not only of Egyptians, but all Arabs and Turks and, indeed, the world. Perhaps then the region can begin its long climb to recovery. And more liberal movements can finally get the domestic attention in the Middle East they deserve. It is far from uncommon to hear Egyptians, whose economy was brought close to bankruptcy by persistent instability, hark back to Mubarak’s era as a time when they at least earned a living. “The Brotherhood were a problem for this country. God has taken revenge on them,” said Haj Abdelfattah, 71, smoking his waterpipe as he sat on a plastic chair and sold overripe fruit by the road. “They acted for themselves, not Egypt.”

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The town where WiFi, cell phones, TV, and radio are banned • Green Bank, West Virginia lies in the National Radio Quiet Zone where electronic transmitters are strictly regulated • Cellphones, WiFi, TV and radio are banned so satellites can gather information from space • Some have been flocking to the small town to escape what they believe to be the dangerous electronic wavelengths The town of Bomont outlawed dancing in the movie Footloose, but the kids in Green Bank, West Virginia live with much worse: no electronics. That’s because the small town of 149 people lies in the middle of the 13,000-square mile National Radio Quiet Zone. Scientists use this space to project satellites into space for research, and they can’t have waves from personal electronic devices interrupting their signals. That means no radio, TV, WiFi, cellphones or bluetooth. Green Bank is home to the largest steerable radio telescope in the world — the Green Bank Telescope. It is argu-

ably the most powerful satellite observing space. To let the telescope operate without disturbances the town has completely outlawed the use of electronic transmitting devices and a policeman actually patrols the streets looking for wireless signals. Only first responders are allowed to use radios and there’s only one pay phone. Residents still have access to the internet, but at the glacial streaming pace dial-up offers. Obviously that makes modern life difficult for the residents of the town, but it’s also looked at as a positive by many who began flocking here in the mid-2000s to get away from all the technology. Many of these newer residents say that they suffer from Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS), a disease not recognized in the medical community. People like Diane Schou believe that the waves caused by electronic objects make them sick, much like allergies, and that Green Bank is one of the only places they can live and be healthy. ‘Life isn’t perfect here,’ Schou told TOWN, cont’d. on Page 20

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DRUGS & ALCOHOL:

Small decisions, BIG CONSEQUENCES If you are reading this article and have a pulse, then I guarantee that most of the decisions you make today will be minor, routine, and seemingly irrelevant. Turning left instead of right, stopping at a friend’s house unannounced, or working through lunch instead of eating, are all examples of decisions we make every day without much thought. Just because these decisions aren’t related to alcohol or drugs or seem unimportant doesn’t mean they won’t have consequences. In fact consequences result from every decision, past and future. For the majority of us, however, making routine decisions carries little risk. For years you arrive at a particular intersection and turn left rather than right. Then one day you turn and suddenly get blindsided by someone blowing through a stop sign. Bad decision making? Absolutely not. Just bad luck.

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Remember that the consequences of a decision are the same regardless of whether you think it through or not. For anyone struggling with substance abuse or dependence, a decision that is seemingly irrelevant at the time can lead to a disastrous chain of events. Best to think it through, weigh your options, and choose the option with the least risk. This technique will always serve you well. Keith Angelin, MBA, CADC-II, CNDAI, is a Master’s level, board-certified alcohol & drug counselor, and nationally certified intervention specialist. Prior to entering the field of substance abuse counseling he spent two-decades as a leading marketing executive in the health and nutrition industry where he worked with numerous professional athletes and celebrities including Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Clint Eastwood and the Dallas Cowboys. A 14-year battle with drugs and alcohol included dying three times from overdose. His recovery compelled him to re-evaluate his life and share the miracle with others. He can be reached at (949) 939-9222 or through www.InterventionRx.com

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Reality TV: Good or bad for the Corps? Have you ever watched the Real cery store on base can give me severe Housewives of Orange County? Yes enough stress that I’d rather wait unthere is a reality TV show that follows til 10 minutes before it closes to walk wealthy socialites around. Ok, I’ll ad- in there than the middle of the day on mit it; I watch it! I think it’s intrigu- a payday. Samething goes for the trafing to know that fic and road rage a show is being in LA. I wouldn’t filmed so close to be so quick to our base. judge and diagRecently nose here peothere’s been meple, especially of the Corps dia frenzy about about something a U.S. Marine, you have no clue By Crystal Arriaga Ryan, who is on about. What’s one of the shows. funny is the cast I know what you’re thinking. How did members on the show could probably a Marine get on reality TV? Well he be certifiably insane at times but no married the daughter (Briana) of one one has ever accused them of having of the Housewives, so voila, he’s in! PTSD. He’s actually been on the show Regardless of the inexcusable befor some time but during one of the havior, albeit alcohol related or othtapings for the season finale it got erwise; I hope he looks in the mirheated and all hell broke loose. Ap- ror and realizes that on reality TV, parently, Ryan did not appreciate an Americans are looking at him and his older woman propping her feet upon family like a Science Fair project and a couch in the home of his mother- those opinions might be blanketed toin-law and proceeded to berate her wards other military families. I wish while the cameras were rolling. He al- that all along the journey of having leged they didn’t air everything on TV the new Marine Corps couple on TV and she was as much to blame as him they would’ve detailed how this new but suffice it to say the footage made change in her life has been, the classhim look bad. es she’s taken and how she’s coping. Cue the irate and irrational Ameri- Whether or not she likes it. Briana is cans. Viewers flocked to social media a highly visible Marine Corps spouse and threw out so many terms about now that can help newer spouses deal this situation. PTSD was the first one with the unknowns our lifestyle can to catch on and it spread like wildfire throw at us. I will extend an invitaonly because viewers know he has tion to Briana and the entire family to been and is going overseas as a service come to Camp Pendleton and sit down member. Honestly, going to the groREALITY TV, cont’d. on Page 20

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Waking up before the alarm goes off; you jump out of bed and know it’s going to be a great day! To your surprise, there is no line at Starbucks and very little traffic on the roads; oh yeah… and that confirms it, this day is going to be awesome! You make it to work in record time and are sitting at your desk, reading emails, listening to Pandora and enjoying your steaming hot cup of coffee and it happens… Your supervisor walks into the office and you can tell she’s in a bad mood. She looks at you and barks, “turn that noise down” walks into her office and slams the door. Suddenly, your optimistic view of the day is changed and you spend the rest of the day walking on eggshells and watching the clock. Has something like this ever happened to you or better yet, have you been that boss that walks in with a bad attitude? Nothing destroys the moral of employees more than a moody, unpredictable boss. There are so many stressors in our daily lives; it’s extremely selfish to make your office a hostile work environment simply because you are in a bad mood. Let’s face it. Life happens to all of us. So when life happens to you… leave life and the baggage that comes with it; at the door. Example, you wake up in the morning and you walk outside to a flat tire. Now you could kick the tire, use some expletives and raise your fist

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By Kyle Kensing New efforts to help America’s population of active duty servicemen and women, reservists and veterans are effective and have opened up rewarding career paths in a range of fields, including information technology, manufacturing and transportation. Both U.S. government programs and private industry are heeding the call to assist those job seekers who made the ultimate commitment to country. First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden head the Joining Forces jobs initiative, which has brought together 2,000 domestic companies with the pledge of hiring 100,000 veterans, as well as the spouses of active duty mili-

tary members, by the end of this year. Of course, helping veterans reintegrate into the civilian workforce is a critical effort for the nation’s economy and military. The unemployment rate for veterans is over 10% among post-9/11 enlistees, which is higher than the national rate of 7.9%, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Some companies have been well ahead of the curve, such as Home Depot, which launched its military employment outreach program in 2002. “Veterans are able to rally [colleagues] to accomplish the mission,” says Eric Schelling, Home Depot’s Director of Talent Acquisition. Many states are creating programs for veterans as well. When the Commonwealth of Virginia launched its Virginia Values Veterans jobs initiative, Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) was one of the forerunners demonstrating the importance of hiring returning military personnel. “We know our veterans are trustworthy,” says Kevin Howell, a veterans recruiter for HII and U.S. Air Force Command Chief Master Sergeant (Ret.). This quality makes veterans great hires, he adds. HII received recognition from the

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Median Salary: $90,530. Information technology’s growing role in the Armed Forces offers service members real world experience, applicable in the corporate environment. One of the active companies participating in the Joining Forces initiative is Intel, which developed its own Veteran Employment Training program to help veter-

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Virginia Department of Veterans for its employment of veterans at the company’s shipbuilding headquarters in Newport News, Va., which is in the center of the most highly concentrated population of service members in the country. Citing “core values of integrity and safety,” Howell says teaming with the Armed Forces to fill its hiring pool is a winning tactic for HII. In turn, the company offers a wide range of career paths for veterans, including industrial production managers and ship engineers, but the qualities Howell cites also translate well to managerial positions, he says. The leadership and organizational skills developed in the military help those veterans qualify for positions that require team building and leadership, Howell explains. When reviewing potential civilian careers for former members of the military, 10 positions rise above the rest for their ability to tap into the skills and traits developed by most veterans, as well as their availability in the job market. Using data from the CareerCast Jobs Rated report, here are the 10 jobs best suited for military veterans:

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ans transition their skills into the software company’s mission.

Training and Development Manager

Median Salary: $89,170. Problemsolving techniques and effective crisis management are two chief qualities the Armed Forces emphasize that are also required of training and development managers. Companies can tap veterans to prepare trainees and get them up-to-speed quickly. “We have a lot of young folks in our company,” Howell says. “Veterans bring…attitudes of leadership and work ethic to help others along [in learning the job].”

Industrial Production Manager

Median Salary: $87,160. A renewed emphasis on manufacturing jobs as a part of the nation’s economic recovery overlaps with the mission of most veteran outreach and re-employment programs. For example, last fall some of the nation’s top manufacturing companies launched the Get Skills to Work Coalition, designed specifically to ready veterans for jobs in industrial production.

Construction Program Manager

Median Salary: $83,860. An improvement in construction prospects around the nation coincides with increased demand for veteran hiring. The construction industry has been near the forefront of that push, recruiting construction program managers from such sources as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Ship Engineer

Median Salary: $79,920. Working with a company like HII is attractive for veterans, says Kevin Howell, because its contractual relationship with the U.S. Navy for ship production gives veterans the opportunity to continue working with Armed Forces. “The nature of our work [assisting in ship production] gives veterans the ability for them to continue to serve,” Howell said.

Administrative Services Manager

Median Salary: $77,890. Team building and oversight qualities required from an administrative services manager make this career a natural fit for veterans. In a solutions-providing atmosphere such as retailing, military personnel bring unparalleled insight, says Eric Schelling at Home Depot.

Telecommunications Equipment Installer and Repairer

Median Salary: $54,710. Each branch of the military deals with the most sophisticated telecommunications equipment in the world. The technicians charged with installing and maintaining this equipment enter the workforce with unparalleled insight and applied knowledge which typically exceeds the skills offered by recent college graduates who lack this real-world experience. HOT JOBS, cont’d. on Page 20 www.MilitaryPress.com • editorsdesk@militarypress.com


Baby Boomers May Avoid Knee Surgery With Modern Arthritis Treatments Doctors say these two factors are the keys to knee arthritis treatment success and relieving pain without surgery

By Matt Edgar America’s Health Writer

sooner. And the earlier we can treat knee arthritis - the better the results. The key to avoiding knee replacement San Diego County - Everyone has surgery is doing the correct treatments as soon as possible.” said it at one time or another. If I had only known about “this” sooner - things What is the “Correct Treatment?” would be very different today. “That depends, there is no one That’s what many knee arthritis pain sufferers are saying about this technol- answer when it comes to medical conditions and knee arthritis is no different. ogy and treatment. “We all know that countless lives That’s why, if you have knee pain, you are being saved every year because of should have it evaluated by a doctor early detection and better treatment of who deals with and treats knee pain cancer,” one of the physicians at Osteo every day,” stated the clinics director of services. Relief Institute in San Diego, California. “The same holds true for treating For many knee arthritis pain sufferers the right treatment is viscosupknee arthritis pain. I believe we are having so much success at Osteo Relief plementation. In this treatment, a preparation of Hyaluronic acid (such Institute because of two factors: One is we are using advanced medical tech- as Hyalgan) is injected directly into the nology and treatments a lot of clinics knee joint. Hyaluronic acid is a natural lubrido not use. And second, the word has spread to our community and so many cant and shock absorber for your joints and is found to be decreased in arthritis knee arthritis sufferers are coming in

sufferers. This is similar to running your car low or without oil. Obviously, the sooner you put oil back in the car - the less damage will be done. That’s why some doctors feel early viscosupplementation gets the best results and is so important for avoiding surgery. And the Doctors believe one of the most important factors for the success of viscosupplementation is making sure you are getting it into the joint space. That’s why the doctors at Osteo Relief Institute use advanced imaging technology called a “C-Arm.” A C-Arm allows the doctor to see into the joint and actually watch the injection go where it is supposed to. Research shows that performing injections without digital imaging can result in missing the joint space as much as 30% of the time. If you had viscosupplementation treatments without advanced imagining and did not get good results - this may be why.

Can This Be Avoided? Total knee replacement is serious surgery requiring months of rehabilitation. Some doctors think modern treatments done early enough can keep baby boomers from going under the knife.

“If you have knee arthritis pain, viscosupplementation might be the answer you are looking for. The keys are to not wait, get a good evaluation from an expert and make sure advanced digital imaging (CArm) is used to make sure you have the best chance for success.” was the advice of the doctors at the Osteo Relief Institute.

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San Diego area knee pain sufferers have limited time to claim knee pain screening to see if all-natural knee arthritis treatment might work for them If you qualify for this treatment, it might be one of the happiest days of your life. That’s because, for the past year and a half, hundreds of knee pain sufferers have flocked to Osteo Relief Institute located in San Diego, California. That’s when their specially trained doctors added viscosupplementation treatments to their already successful and comprehensive knee pain relief program. Viscosupplementation is unique because - even though it is manufactured by a pharmaceutical company, it is NOT considered a drug because it is a natural substance with an incredible story. Why So Many Want It You see, when you suffer with arthritis - the lubricating fluid (synovial fluid) in your knee joint dries up. This means instead of gliding smoothly - your bones start to rub and grind against each other. This causes a little pain in the beginning - but over time the pain steadily gets worse until it is excruciating. Like “Joint Oil” Viscosupplementation works so well because it is like “joint oil.” It is a natural substance that contains one of the natural building blocks of the synovial fluid that lubricates your knee. Scientists and researchers discovered this natural building block to synovial fluid in the rooster’s comb -

that big red thing on top of the rooster’s head. It is extracted from the rooster’s comb, purified and concentrated. When it is injected directly into your knee joint, it is like squirting oil on a rusty door hinge. Viscosupplementation allows your joints to glide more smoothly eliminating a lot of the rubbing, grinding and pain. Can Supplements Do The Same Thing? No. Glucosamine and chondroitin and other supplements are much different. You can only get this from a doctor and it often helps knee pain sufferers who got limited or no success from glucosamine and chondroitin. Beware of unsubstantiated claims made by supplements that claim to do what this advanced medical procedure does. Why You Should Try This Even If You’ve Already Had Similar Treatments Without results... “We have been able to help so many knee pain sufferers - even many who have already tried other injections like Synvisc, Supartz, Orthovisc and even Hyalgan. We use special and very advanced low-dose videofluoroscopy imaging called “Hologic Digital Imaging” so we can see right into the joint. This allows us to put the Hyaglan exactly where it needs to be. Studies show doctors doing joint injections without fluoroscopy miss the joint up

to 30% of the time.” said the head of Arthritis Treatment at Osteo Relief Institute. Osteo Relief Institute is a state of the art medical facility offering only the best technology. And that’s not all - Osteo Relief Institute has a complete knee relief program called “P.A.C.E.” to make sure you get the most pain relief and the best possible results from treatment. “Every case is individual. Some patients get quite a bit of relief right away - others take a little more time. But most have been extremely happy and the results usually last for at least 6 months. Patients who were suffering for years with bad knee pain are getting their lives back... going for walks again and exercising. It’s amazing to see. They tell all their friends - that’s why we are swarmed. I can’t tell you how many patients have cancelled their total knee replacement surgeries.” added one doctor. How To Get It If you have knee pain, the doctors would like to invite you for a risk free screening to see if you are a candidate for viscosupplementation treatments and the P.A.C.E program. All you have to do is call 619-3774456 right now and when the scheduling specialist answers the phone tell her you would like your risk free “Knee Pain Screening.” The specialists at Osteo Relief Institute can only accept a

Advanced Medical Technology Can Make All The Difference: This advanced digital imaging called a C-arm allows doctors to see directly into the knee joint so treatments are precise and the Hyalgan actually goes where it is supposed to. Studies show that injections done without digital imaging can miss the joint up to 30% of the time. This is one reason Hyalgan or other Viscosupplementation may not have worked for you. Osteo Relief Institute uses this C-arm for every Hyalgan treatment.

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If You Can Answer Yes - You Are Eligible For A Knee Arthritis Screening With The Experts At Osteo Relief Institute Do you have pain and osteoarthritis (arthritis) of the knee? Have you tried other treatments such as NSAIDS and other antiinflammatory medications without success? Have you already tried viscosupplementation (Hyalgan, Suparz, Synvisc) without satisfactory results?

Everyone Wants Proof: In the artist simulated drawings above, picture #1 is a normal, pain-free knee. There is no arthritis and the knee can move and bend freely without pain.

Pain - the red is a knee joint with painful osteoarthritis. Arthritis causes the joint space to decrease, grinding, stiffness, decreased motion, bone spurs, swelling and a lot of pain.

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Successful Treatment - Viscosupplementation (blue) being precisely injected directly into the knee joint using Hologic digital imaging. Advanced imaging allows treatments to be as precise as possible. This cushioning can lubricate the joint and decrease pain.

Failed Treatment - the injection (and cushioning and lubricating material) misses the joint space. Research shows this occurs up to 30% of the time without the use of Hologic digital imaging to guide the injection. This is why other treatments may not have worked for you.

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Benefits after separating from the military By Ryan Guina, TheMilitaryWallet.com The most important thing to consider when separating from the military is ensuring your immediate needs are taken care of. This includes making sure you have some cash coming in to cover your bills, a roof over your head, and health care coverage for you and your family. Unfortunately, you can only take your military health care benefits with you in limited circumstances, which we will cover in this article. If you don’t meet the limited qualifications for taking your TRICARE benefits with you, then you will be required to find your own health care. We will cover a few other options for finding affordable health care coverage in this article. These tips can help you find the best places to get medical benefits to make sure your family is covered.

Health care insurance after separating from the military

With only a few exceptions, military health care benefits cease for you and your family the day you leave the military. Some exceptions include retirees, those who qualify for Transitional Assistance Management Program (TAMP), and some veterans with service connected disability ratings. In the first two examples, your family will also continue to be covered by the

military health care system. Those who qualify for VA medical care will no longer receive care directly from the military (the VA will take over), and family members will not be eligible for benefits. Retiree medical care: If you are an active duty retiree, you should continue to be eligible for TRICARE benefits. These benefits differ slightly from active duty benefits, as you will have to enroll and pay a small annual fee for family members, but they are close enough in scope that the transition should be relatively painless compared to seeking out your own insurance. Non-retirees: If you are not a retiree, your options are different. We will cover some options for you below.

Transitional Assistance Management Program (TAMP)

The Transitional Assistance Man-

agement Program (TAMP) is a short term health care program which will give you and your family an additional 180 days of health care coverage after you separate from the military. The benefits are the same as active duty health care, and if you qualify, you and your family will receive DoD issued ID cards for access to health care on base. TAMP is designed for military members and their families who are required to make a quick, and sometimes unexpected, exit from military service. Eligibility for TAMP depends on 2 factors: the reason you are separating form the military, and you must have an honorable discharge. Some qualifying reasons for separation include involuntary separation, stop-loss in support of a contingency operation, voluntary agreement to stay on active duty for less than one year in support of a contingency operation, receiving a sole survivorship discharge, and a few other select circumstances. If you are eligible for TAMP, it should show up in your DEERS profile, and it is recommended you apply for these

benefits before you separate from the military. This will give you 6 additional months of active duty health care coverage, which will hopefully be enough time to find a civilian health care plan, or transition to the Continued Health Care Benefit Program (CHCBP), which is covered below. If you do not qualify for TAMP, you and your family members may still be eligible for Continued Health Care Benefit Program (CHCBP) or some of the other health care options listed in this article.

Continued Health Care Benefit Program (CHCBP)

In the civilian world, companies offer their employees COBRA Health Insurance Coverage, which allows their employees to take their group health insurance with them when they leave their company. The only catch is the former employee is required to pay for the entire cost of the plan (i.e. it is no longer subsidized by their former employer). COBRA benefits are usually good for 18 months. The military doesn’t have an exact COBRA program, but they offer something very similar with the Continued Health Care Benefit Program

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Famous people and their phobias By Miss Cellania Netorama.com Okay, let’s level with each other. Is there anyone out there reading this who isn’t afraid of something? Come on, I know it’s hard for some of us to be open about stuff like this, but you can be honest. You’d have to think that with all the varied and unique experiences each of us has had in our respective lives, some fears have developed. Well, don’t feel bad about it. I would think having a phobia or two (or three or whatever) is pretty much inevitable. These fears are nothing to laugh at or ridicule. On the contrary, they are pretty much a part of “the human experience.” Let’s take a look at some major fears, dislikes, and full-out phobias of some well-known people.


Gustave Eiffel, the designer of the famed Eiffel Tower, was terrified of heights. LSD advocate and guru Timothy Leary was deathly afraid of barbers. He started cutting his own hair at the age of nine. He even refused to enter a barber shop. Megan Fox hates paper. Megan says it’s not a full phobia, it’s more like the people who get chills from fingernails

scratching on a blackboard. Megan says she has to have a paper cup around to immediately wet her fingers to turn the pag-

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where near a revolving door. He’s also afraid of tunnels. He’s not scared of being in a tunnel, but he is scared of the point where you have to enter a tunnel. Johnny Depp is terrified of clowns. Says Johnny, “There’s something about the painted face, the fake smile. There always seems to be a darkness lurking under the surface, a potential for real evil.”
 Nicole Kidman is afraid of butterflies. Once, bravely, she tried walking through a butterfly exhibit at a museum, but couldn’t make it. As a young girl, Nicole wouldn’t even enter her home if a butterfly was sitting on the entrance gate. Christina Ricci can’t stand to be around houseplants. She is also deathly afraid of being in a swimming pool alone. She always imagines “a magic door is going to open and a shark is going to come out.”
 Billy Bob Thornton is deathly afraid of antique furniture. He is not comfortable being in a room with any furniture that goes back before 1850. (It must have been hard to film The Alamo. Almost as tough as it was to watch that movie!) Roger Moore (James Bond) — yes, agent 007 himself cannot pick up a gun without uncontrollably blinking. Alfred Hitchcock was terrified of eggs. The director of Psycho just hated eggs, especially runny ones (who doesn’t?). Yes, irony of ironies, Walt Disney, who gave the world Mickey Mouse, was indeed, afraid of mice. Composer Fredric Chopin and storyteller Hans Christian Andersen were both very scared of being buried alive. Andersen always kept a sign around whenever he slept, which said he wasn’t really dead, he just looked that way, and that he really was sleeping. Stage fright? Some of the greatest actors and performers in history have been stricken with this phobia, including Marilyn Monroe, Barbra Streisand, Gracie Allen, and even Sir Lawrence Olivier. It is actually a tribute to these great talents that they were able to give such incredible performances under the circumstances. Fear of water is Michael Jordan’s Achille’s heel. A childhood friend of his

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Navy claims a win over synthetic drug use

The number of positive results for synthetic drug in urinalysis tests has decreased significantly since testing began in March 2012, according to data presented to Navy leaders by the Navy Alcohol and Drug Prevention (NADAP) office. For the past year, the NADAP office has focused on educating Silors on the risks to their health, career, and family, of using synthetic drugs like spice and bath salts. There is also encouraging news in the responsible use of alcohol efforts. “During the past year, driving under the influence and alcohol-related incidents (AI) have continued to drop. The number of these incidents is down by more than 20 percent since 2006,” said Dorice Favorite, NADAP director. The NADAP office contributes to this improvement through a compre-

The American Culture Council of San Diego has partnered with The Home Depot, for a project called “Celebration of Service.” This project has one mission: to rehab and re-furbish homes and property for veteran homeowners free of charge. They provide wheelchair accessibility inside and out, plumbing, painting, electrical, tile, carpet, no carpets, hauling trash, building a fence, creating a lawn. Whatever the veteran needs, they can do it. The dates of this project are Sept. 11 to Nov. 11, 2013. For more information, visit www.americanculturecouncil.org or call Donna Woodrum at 858-366-2574, donnaw@americanculturecouncil.org.

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Overhaul of Military Retirement Proposed

A recent article by Military Officers Association of America’s Director of Government Relations, Mike Hayden, explains how some former Pentagon leaders and “think tank experts” have called for a complete retirement overhaul criticizing the 20-year retirement as either unaffordable or unfair to those who leave before that point, or both. Their points have gotten traction as a new commission -- established as a result of provisions in the FY 2013 National Defense Authorization Act and tasked with reviewing and perhaps overhauling military compensation and retirement benefits -- began its work in July.

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced that veterans filing an original fully developed claim for service-connected disability compensation may be entitled to up to oneyear of retroactive disability benefits. This is only for veterans who are submitting their very first compensation claim as an FDC. The retroactive benefits are in effect Aug. 6, 2013, through Aug. 5, 2015. FDCs can be filed digitally through the joint, DOD-VA online portal, eBenefits.va.gov. VA encourages veterans who cannot file online to work with an accredited veterans service organization that can file claims digitally on veterans’ behalf. For more information, visit VA’s Fully Developed Claims webpage www.benefits.va.gov/fdc/

Special Leave for Gay Marriage Travel

Defense Secretary Hagel announced that gay and lesbian members of the military who wish to marry now qualify for up to 10 days of uncharged leave to travel to a state where such marriages are legal. In addition, the DoD will begin granting full benefits to same-sex couples, including TRICARE, housing allowances, subsistence allowances, and family separation allowances by Sept. 3.

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DoD gears up to issue ID cards to same-sex spouses

DoD facilities are gearing up to issue identification cards to same-sex spouses beginning Sept. 3, according to Pentagon officials. “All spousal and family benefits, including ID ads, will be made available as of Sept. 3, 2013,” said Navy Lt. Cmdr. Nate Christensen. “The department will make the same benefits available to all military spouses, regardless of sexual orientation, as long as service member-sponsors provide a valid marriage certificate from a jurisdiction -- including those overseas -- that recognizes samesex marriage,” Christensen said. Entitlements such as basic allowance for housing and family separation allowance are retroactive to the date of the Supreme Court’s decision -- June 26, 2013. For service members married after that date, the entitlements will be paid from the date of the marriage. TRICARE -- the military health care program -- is tied to the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System. TRICARE will be available to same-sex spouses beginning Sept. 3, 2013. There are 15 countries that recognize same-sex marriage. In the United States, 13 states and the District of Columbia recognize same-sex marriages. Many U.S. service members live in jurisdictions that do not recognize same-sex marriages. As operational requirements permit, commanders may allow military personnel in same-sex relationships up to 10 days of nonchargeable leave for the purpose of travelling to a jurisdiction that allows same-sex couples to be married if they are stationed more than 100 miles from one of those areas. “Personnel stationed within the continental United States may receive

up to seven days non-chargeable leave and those stationed at overseas assignments may receive up to 10 days nonchargeable leave,” Christensen said.

New Military Life app

Being a military spouse can be a challenging job, but life just became a little bit easier thanks to the National Military Family Association. Each of us face different life challenges in the military and now there is one simple place to find the answers to those questions. Most military families keep their phone with them continually, especially during deployments.  We all love a good app and we can now access military information quickly and easily using the FREE MyMilitaryLife app.  That’s right; you’ve just connected with a portal of helpful information in the palm of your hand. Using the app couldn’t be easier: download it, complete a quick survey to tailor the app just for you, and voila! You’re on your way, delving into deployments, moving, retirement, kids and even pets. If you’ve asked the question, the app has the answer. MyMilitaryLife can be found on iTunes, Google Play and at www.mymilitarylife.org/.  While on the web portal, be sure to check out the video about how the app works, user’s tips and tricks, how to share information with others, and how to customize your app.

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Industrial Engineering Technician

Median Salary: $48,210 Many of the nation’s top energy companies rank among those firms that have expressed the greatest interest to the Veteran’s Administration in hiring

returning veterans. These businesses, such as Chesapeake Energy, tap into veterans’ efficiency insights and exposure to heavy equipment, as well as their training as engineers in these programs.

Train Engineer & Operator

Median Salary: $46,100 Both commercial and freight train

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Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver

Median Salary: $37,770. Many U.S. trucking companies are facing skills gaps, which makes filling vital positions increasingly difficult. Legislation passed last year is aimed to help the industry meet the 21% growth in trucking industry jobs that the BLS estimates by 2020. The legislation also eases licensing restrictions for service people who have frequently moved, and thus might not otherwise be able to receive state certification.

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Cont’d. from Page 7 with some of us salty seasoned Marine Corps families and become well acquainted with our world. So what do you think? Is reality TV good for the Marine Corps? Questions or comments? Email us at Military Press at keepinformed@militarypress. com! You can also follow my blog @ http://marinecorpswives101. wordpress.com/.

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Aaron Rodgers soon to become highest-paid NFL QB Aaron Rodgers soon to become NFL’s highest-paid quarterback It won’t be too long before Aaron Rodgers becomes the highest-paid player in NFL history. It could be a week or two. Perhaps a month or two. But given the ongoing negotiations between the star quarterback and the Packers, the progress to this point and the accepted reality between the sides that Rodgers is going to eclipse in most every way the recent record contract signed by Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, it’s only a matter of time before he becomes the league’s first $25-million a year man, or damn close to it. It will happen this offseason and after the rumblings I’ve heard the last few weeks, including the league meetings in Arizona last week, I would not be surprised if a deal was struck before the draft. Green Bay also has to figure out a way to extend Clay Matthews, who could be in line to become the highest-paid defensive player in league history, as well as defensive tackle B.J. Raji, who will require an extension as well (interestingly enough, all three players are represented by Athlete’s First, the mega-agency run by David Dunn). The small-market Packers need to figure out their budget and cap situation for the coming seasons. Always needing to prepare ahead of time, and with record-setting contracts ahead, the sooner that picture clears up the better. And, just as eagerly, other teams and agents are waiting to see exactly how much coin Rodgers gets, because his deal will have an immediate trickle-down impact on a group of other young quarterbacks seeking extensions of their own, most notably Atlanta starter Matt Ryan.

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CHARGERS REPORT By Art Garcia Jr. If you read any of the NFL preview magazines, listen to sports talk radio or watch any of the sports stations on television there is one common prediction for the Chargers: third-place in the AFC West. The big concern among the pundits is the lack of talent and depth up and down the roster. Every team in the NFL loses players for the season but it seems the injury bug targeted the Chargers for failing to take advantage of their talented teams that dominated the division from 2004-2009. With Eddie Royal (bruised lung and concussion) joining fellow receiver Malcom Floyd (strained knee) as the walking wounded on the sideline and rookie fifth-round cornerback Steve Williams out for the season with a torn pectoral muscle, GM Tom Telesco and his staff have their work cut out for them. As with every NFL franchise, the Chargers will be scanning the waiver wire over the next couple of weeks hoping to sign a player(s) who will undoubtedly get caught up in the numbers game and get cut from another team.

Starting off 0-2 in the preseason isn’t necessarily a prelude for the

season, however, there is no doubt this team is going to be a team of flux where players will be signed and released throughout the season –

Injuries and lack of depth taking its toll as the Colts did last year – depending on what the coaching staff needs. As Vice President of Football Operations for the Indianapolis Colts last season,

Telesco played a major role in turning around a last place 2-14 team (2011) into an 11-5 team that played in the AFC

Wild Card Playoffs (2012). In the span of one year, he had a hand in revamping a roster that featured 36 new players from the end of 2011 – 19 of whom were signed during the regular season. “From day one, when Tom (Telesco) and I got here, we’re going to do whatever we can to help the football team out, regardless of where the players are coming from,” McCoy stated in a press conference following Royal’s injury. “The next two weeks become the – I hate to say – bad part of the business… “It’s all part of the business. It’s not something I’m looking forward to but we’ve got to find the best 53 guys. Tom and I said, ‘Regardless of how you get them, you’ve got to find them.’ That’s

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Five questions with veteran OG Chad Rhinehart

AG: With the starters having played just a handful of series during the first two preseason games, how do you feel the offensive line has performed so far? CR: I think we look inconsistent, to put it frankly. Sometimes we look really good and sometimes we look terrible like this last game (Bears) we give up three sacks in one quarter. We just need to improve and be consistent every play. We need to be stickler with details on every play and having good technique on every play. I feel like when we play up to our capabilities we’re definitely doing well but it seems like on every play there’s one guy that’s a little off and you can’t have that on the offensive line (to be successful) – you need all five guys going together. AG: You are entering your 6th season in the NFL, what do you feel you bring to the Chargers as one of the unrestricted free agents they signed over the offseason? CR: I’d like to say that I play smart, tough and physical – so I try to bring that. In the run game – getting on guys and getting movement in the trenches and in the pass game getting consistency with my sets and just being there every play for the guys.

AG: I know that consistency is one of the keys for success along the offensive line. With Nick (Hardwick) being the only returning starter at the same position, how is the communication between you, Nick and Jeromey (Clary) going so far? CR: There’s definitely good communication there. Fortunately here, Nick is always prepared for the games and he gets the calls out. I’ve been in places where the guards do a little more communicating, but here Nick gives the call and I base my calls on what he says and he’s just the leader out there with everything. AG: Do you feel that gives you an advantage with one guy making the calls or do you prefer the other way where the guards have more input in the line calls? CR: In a way it’s easier because

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TEST DRIVE:

2013 Chrysler 300 By Greg Zyla two of the “big three” stateside This issue, we’re driving fhe flagship builders is that General Moof the Chrysler family, its 2013 Chrys- tors and Ford will have ler 300. This full-size, rear wheel drive 8-speeds by 2016. Chrysluxury sport sedan is high on handling, ler, thus, has everyone power, roominess and fuel economy, beat again just like with 31 highway the EPA estimate. they did with their Powered by Chrysler’s heralded minivan back in 1984. 3.6-liter 24 valve V6, there’s more than This ZF designed enough power to outweigh the advan- 8-speed transmission tages of ordering your 300 with a Hemi was first used by ChrysV8 engine instead, where EPA highway ler in the 2012 Chargers numbers drop to 27. and 300s with the same All of the new Chrysler 300’s come 292-horsepower V6 enwith an eight-speed automatic trans- gine offering 260 lb. ft. of mission, something Chrysler has per- torque. ZF is a worldwide corfected way before the other American poration with roots back to Germany manufacturin 1915 ers. Nowaproducing days, and Likes: Transmission, looks, room, per- gearwheels even more and transformance, economy, 300 legacy. so than the missions Dislikes: Console shifter takes some actual enfor the Zeptime getting used to, no steering wheel pelin airgine, it is the transships up to paddle shifters). mission that a presentallows for day interboth peppy acceleration and the low national group supplying driveline and rpm excellent highway EPA numbers. chassis technology to the automotive Not surprisingly, former co-op owner industry. (ZF recently built a new plant Mercedes-Benz offers eight speed auto- in South Carolina) matics, as does Porsche and BMW. HowOur tester 300 achieved zero to 60 in ever, the best to expect from the other about seven seconds, and then cruised

the freeway at 70 mph with the engine at about 1500 rpm’s. All through the eight speeds, our 300 was a joy to drive and is way faster than expected. And what’s in Chrysler’s future, you might ask? How about a Chrysler ZF designed nine-speed automatic that is right around the corner. Notable is that all Chrysler transmissions will be built in Kokomo, Indiana with ZF blessing. Our tester came with $4,185 in options, specifically a $3,000 customer preferred package that adds 20-inch tires and chrome wheels, an upgraded touring suspension (loved it), two-tone

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• The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified prohibiting any U.S. citizen from being denied the right to vote based on sex • Bubonic plague in India • Silver goes for $1.37 per ounce • First commercial radio broadcast aired • Harlem Renaissance begins • League of Nations established

• Pancho Villa retires • Silver reaches record $1.37 an ounce • Walt Disney starts first job as an artist, $40 week with KC Slide Co. • Palm Sunday tornado outbreak of 1920 affects the Great Lakes region and Deep South states • Joan of Arc canonized as a saint • Post office says children could not be sent by parcel post • Panama Canal opens

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ACROSS 1. After-bath powder 5. Abrasive 10. Powdery dirt 14. Pearly-shelled mussel 15. Run away to wed 16. Ancient Peruvian 17. Shower 18. Change 20. Skittish 22. Physicians 23. Regret 24. Product of bees 25. Traverse on foot 32. Bad treatment 33. Angers 34. Was victorious 37. Colored part of an eye 38. Coil of yarn 39. Broad valley 40. Put clothing on 41. Portion 42. Cowboy sport 43. Notch 45. Angler’s basket 49. Ribonucleic acid 50. Remedy 53. Walks unsteadily 57. Eclipse 59. Notion 60. Japanese wrestling 61. Picture 62. Poems 63. Char 64. Prison-related 65. Gestures of assent

4. A national legislative assembly 5. Fastball (baseball slang) 6. Friend 7. Decay 8. Hurried 9. Protagonist 10. Repeat 11. Labor group 12. Gain points in a DOWN game 1. Territory 13. A Eurasian 2. A Freudian stage aromatic herb 3. 53 in Roman numerals 19. Pains

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21. Large 25. Gave money 26. River of Spain 27. Wreckage 28. Annoyed 29. Daughter of a sibling 30. Extraterrestrial 31. One more than nine 34. Dry riverbed 35. Margarine 36. A noble gas 38. Transgression 39. An endowment 41. Heaps

42. Deliver a tirade 44. A small hand tool 45. Pass over 46. Variety show 47. Swelling under the skin 48. Mistake 51. Transport commercially 52. Identical 53. Roman robe 54. Cocoyam 55. Marsh plant 56. Back talk 58. One of the tribes of Israel

SUDOKU The rules to play Sudoku are quite simple. Fill in the blanks so that each row, each column, and each of the nine 3x3 grids contain one instance of each of the numbers 1 through 9.

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