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hat more can our politicians take away from us? They’ve taken our money, they’ve taken our trust and they’ve eroded our status in the world as the leading super power. They have allowed a small minority to change the way the majority shows allegiance to this great nation. “The Pledge of Allegiance” has been eliminated in many public schools and colleges. Some organizations that are funded by U.S. tax dollars no longer salute, stand or place their hand on their hearts when the flag or pledge is shown or read. For some reason they have disregarded the fact that the Constitution was founded on Christian principles and beliefs. Some politicians obfuscate the Constitution with thousands of pages of contradictions created so no one can understand the law. This is the old “end around” trick. Once upon a time Americans had heroes like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abe Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan. We trusted these honorable men and they protected our country and us. “Where have all my people gone, my friend Bobby, my friend Martin and my friend John.” Think about it, all our politicians seem to be mediocre at best. When it is time to elect the next president, senator or representative, will there be candidates that stand out or that we can trust?

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What’s Happening in Libya Last week, Libyan dissident Najla Aburrahman begged western media to pay attention to the bloodbath unfolding in her country. “If the Libyan protesters are ignored,” she wrote, “the fear is that [Libyan dictator Muammar] Qaddafi— a man who appears to care little what the rest of the world thinks of him—will be able to seal the country off from foreign observers, and ruthlessly crush any uprising before it even has a chance to begin.” Since then, Qaddafi’s troops have used machine guns and large-caliber weapons against protesters in Benghazi, the country’s second-biggest city, and more than 200 protesters, including children, have reportedly been killed.

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Did you know that in some elementary schools, after Halloween and Christmas, Earth Day is the third largest celebrated holiday? Or how about that it is now observed in 175 countries and is the largest secular modern day holiday in the world? For more fun facts and to learn how much energy you save when you recycle one aluminum can, read more •  Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to watch a TV for three hours it’s equivalent to half a gallon of gasoline. •  Earth Day is a relatively new holiday and was first celebrated on April 22 in 1970. More than 20 million Americans participated in this first Earth Day celebration •  Earth Day was founded by a senator of Wisconsin and the day is credited for creating the environmentalism movement. •  April 22 is the first official day of Spring in the Northern hemisphere and of Fall in the Southern hemisphere and was chosen to be Earth Day for this reason. •  Never underestimate the importance of recycling: if every newspaper was recycled, we could save about

250,000,000 trees each year. Unfortunately only 27% of all American newspapers are recycled. • More than 20,000,000 Hershey’s Kisses are wrapped each day, using 133 square miles of tinfoil. All that foil is recyclable, but not many people realize it. • Only 11% of the earth’s surface is used to grow food. •  The world’s first national park was started in 1872 at Yellowstone National Park in the US. • The first major international conference on environmental issues was held in Sweden in 1972 and was sponsored by the United Nations. •  The first wildlife refuge was formed on Pelican Island, Florida in 1903. • The patron Saint of ecologists is St. Francis and the first proclamation of Earth Day was made by the mayor of San Francisco in 1970. •  A highlight of the annual Earth Day ceremony at the United Nations is the ringing of the Peace Bell that was given to the UN by Japan. It is made from coins given by school children to further peace on our planet.

Facts about planet Earth Environmentalists and regular people have been making strides to improve the quality of life on this planet. From recycling to reducing carbon emissions, there are several steps individuals have been making to benefit the Earth. Although it is both fragile and awe-inspiring, the planet Earth has been around for centuries and is likely to endure centuries more. Here are some facts about this planet that illustrate its mystery and magnitude. •  It is the third planet from the sun. •  Earth is 4.6 billion years old. •  70 percent of the Earth is covered in water. •  The planet is 197 million square miles. •  Every couple of years Earth, Mars and the sun line up. It is called opposition. •  Earth’s atmosphere is mostly oxygen and nitrogen. •  There are roughly 7 billion people living on the planet. •  Chemical Composition: The Earth is made mostly of iron, oxygen, silicon, magnesium, nickel and sulfur: 34.6% Iron, 29.5% Oxygen, 15.2% Silicon, 12.7% Magnesium, 2.4% Nickel, 1.9% Sulfur, 0.05% Titanium

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Sex predators on the Internet By Cal Thomas Let us have a “time out” from the wars and upheavals in the Middle East to consider another war taking place in too many of our homes. That would be the war against our children and the one between parent and child. A report from the website “The Daily Beast” should get our attention.

The story, written by Conchita Sarnoff and Lee Aitken, reveals how new documents the writers obtained show how hedge fund manager Jeffrey Epstein, who last year completed a 13-month sentence for soliciting prostitution from a minor, managed to “finesse the kinds of sex-crime allegations typically associated with a hefty prison sentence.” The Daily Beast found that, “despite overwhelming evidence of sex crimes with dozens of young girls,” a “protracted campaign to undermine the prosecution” coupled with “fear and intimidation experienced by victims during pre-trial proceedings,” resulted in “a set of charges that became a virtual slap on the wrist.” A new film, not about hedge fund managers, but about online predators who scour the Internet preying on children, will help many parents (and teens if they’ll listen) become more aware of the threat they face. It’s called “Trust” and it is being released Friday in a small number of theaters. You’ll have to look for it (or demand it), but it is a film all parents should see with their teens or preteens. The film is rated R for rough language and sexual content, but it is real and the shock value is appropriate for the subject matter. Directed by David Schwimmer, “Trust” is the story of 14-year-old “Annie,” who makes friends with a “boy” named “Charlie.” Charlie, supposedly 16, texts Annie and begins his seduction by addressing the insecurities

many teenage girls feel about their looks and lack of self-esteem. After weeks of email and chat room exchanges, Charlie’s magnetism draws Annie into a face-to-face meeting. At first she is sickened that he is much older than he said, but by now she is hooked by his flattery and even though she knows he is a liar, she wants to believe his lies. They have sex in a cheap hotel room. Annie’s girlfriend learns about this and tells the school principal. He calls the police. Officers tell the parents and the maelstrom begins. Annie hates her girlfriend and her parents. Even though Charlie has committed statutory rape and clearly has exploited her, Annie can’t bear to tear herself away from him. When the FBI identifies several other young girls he has similarly abused, Annie at first doesn’t believe them until cruel reality sets in. The parents, who see themselves as protectors of their children, feel betrayed and suddenly powerless. Annie feels betrayed by her best friend. Trust is broken on several levels. The ending is not what you might expect, because there is no end to child exploitation, there’s only awareness and an effective defense. In an age where every cell phone is a computer with Internet access, there are no “parental controls” that can fully protect our children and grandchildren from sexual predators. In this cyber age, the old parental warnings not to take candy from strangers or get into a stranger’s car have limited effect, especially when pedophiles can slither directly into your child’s bedroom via Internet connection. David Schwimmer is not new to this subject. He is a member of the board of directors of the Rape Treatment Center at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, which says it has assisted more than 40,000 sexual assault victims, both children and adults. “Our hope,” says Schwimmer, “is that this movie starts a dialogue for parents and their children about Internet safety and how sometimes the Internet can be the ‘scary uncle’ that no one wants to acknowledge.” We’d better acknowledge it and “Trust” helps us do so. It is a powerful and necessary lesson for parents and children. Go see it. It isn’t entertainment. It’s real life.

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Spreading wealth the right way If I were a CEO being paid such astronomical amounts and people were being laid off, or struggling in a recession, at least in part due to the lack of pay increases, I would feel morally obligated to take less money. By Cal Thomas During the 2008 presidential campaign when candidate Barack Obama told “Joe the Plumber” that he wanted to “spread the wealth around,” it sounded to a lot of conservatives like socialism: “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need,” in the words of Karl Marx. There is a kind of wealth spreading, however, that ought to meet the political litmus test of conservative Republicans, liberal Democrats and radical Independents. At a time of high unemployment, too many layoffs and too few new jobs in the private sector (230,000 jobs were created last month, according to the Labor Department, but unemployment continues to officially hover at just under 9 percent and Gallup calculates it, without seasonal adjustment, at 10.0 percent), it is disheartening to see so many CEOs having recovered enough from their personal recession to pay themselves salaries and benefits that would have shamed the super-rich in America’s Gilded Age. USA Today reported last week in a story on CEO compensation that “three-quarters of CEOs got raises -- and, in many cases, the increases were substantial.” Employee pay, on the other hand, effectively stalled. Median CEO pay, reported the newspaper,

increased 27 percent last year, meaning the average CEO received $9 million in 2010. Even in a struggling economy, I wager most people could get by on $9 million a year. In a strange twist, General Electric, whose chairman Jeffrey Immelt now advises President Obama on job creation, paid no taxes last year, despite earning $14 billion. But that’s another column. Unlike my liberal friends, I don’t obsess about how much money other people make. Whatever compensation someone can negotiate is fine with me. Whether a person is “worth” their pay is a subjective matter and open to debate. The moral issue in executive pay is whether management deserves these high salaries while employees are laid off, or denied pay increases. Last April the Baltimore Sun reported that Stanley-Black and Decker in Towson, Md., an-

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nounced plans to lay off 4,000 of its 38,000 employees. Yet, according to USA Today, Stanley-Black & Decker CEO John Lundgren made more than $32 million in 2010, up 253.1 percent from the previous year. U.S. Bancorp Chairman Richard Davis was paid $16.1 million in 2010, a 143.0 percent compensation boost. In January, U.S. Bancorp announced that 64 workers in its Milwaukee office would be cut. If I were a CEO being paid such astronomical amounts and people were being laid off, or struggling in a recession, at least in part due to the lack of pay increases, I would feel morally obligated to take less money. I would ask the chief financial officer of my company to share some of my wealth with loyal employees so that they could continue caring for their families. One doesn’t have to be a liberal who believes in income redistribution to see the unfairness in disproportionate pay. Think of the kudos and favorable press coverage that would come to a corporate chief who shared his wealth, rather than lay off employees. It could change not only the media coverage of big business, but also the way the public perceives the super rich. Heck, some of them might even start voting Republican! Five CEOs saw a slight decline in compensation, according to the USA Today/ GovernanceMetrics international data, but they still earned more than most lottery winners receive. President Obama has spoken of some of these CEOs as not “needing” the money they get. Again, that is a subjective judgment. What he should be doing is shaming those companies that lay off workers while paying their top management such exorbitant salaries and benefits. Stockholders ought to demand that no competent worker should be laid off if a CEO earns above a certain amount of money. Stockholders also have a moral responsibility beyond the dividends they receive. Making money is a noble American objective, making a living is a nobler one. Corporations ought to have enough decency and compassion to make sure no worker is let go solely to increase the bottom line or pad the boss’s pockets with more money than he (or she) can ever hope to spend in a lifetime.

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Not all violations of the treaty are treated equally. The most serious crimes are termed grave breaches, and provide a legal definition of a war crime. Grave breaches of the Third and Fourth Geneva Conventions include the following acts if committed against a person protected by the convention: • willful killing, torture or inhumane treatment, including biological experiments • willfully causing great suffering or serious injury to body or health • compelling someone to serve in the forces of a hostile power • willfully depriving someone of the right to a fair trial Also considered grave breaches of the Fourth Geneva Convention are the following: • taking of hostages •  extensive destruction and appropriation of property not justified by military necessity and carried out unlawfully and wantonly • unlawful deportation, transfer, or confinement. Nations who are party to these treaties must enact and enforce legislation penalizing any of these

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“Protected persons are entitled, in all circumstances, to respect for their persons, their honour, their family rights, their religious convictions and practices, and their manners and customs. They shall, at all times, be humanely treated, and shall be protected, especially against all acts of violence or threats thereof and against insults and public curiosity. Women shall be especially protected against any attack on their honour, in particular against rape, enforced prostitution, or any form of indecent assault. Without prejudice to the provisions relating to their state of health, age and sex, all protected persons shall be treated with the same consideration by the Party to the conflict in whose power they are, without any adverse distinction based, in particular, on race, religion or political opinion. However, the Parties to the conflict may take such measures of control and security in regard to protected persons as may be necessary as a result of the war.” —- Article 27, Fourth Geneva Convention

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to surf and she was awesome at it. Dennis Quaid was more of a golfer before this and now I think he’s an addict about surfing. It was fun being on set and being a part of it all.” When asked about her next competition she says, “I’m competing at the WCT event in South Australia in mid-April. I’m super nervous and excited about that event because it’s the top 18 girls! But I’m excited because surfing has been so much a part of my life even before I could walk. Just the thing about being creative on the waves is like creating art, it’s a lifestyle.” The film being made was inevitable as Hamilton’s book “Soul Surfer: A True Story of Family, Faith and Fighting to Get Back on the Board” and a documentary brought such interest to fans. TUBS OF POPCORN: I give “Soul Surfer” three tubs of popcorn out of five. It is an inspirational story about a young lady who has so much courage. It is a story that teaches us that there are no limits except those we create. In the end – nothing came between her and the waves. Anna Sophia Robb and Carrie Underwood in Soul Surfer.

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Where can we possibly go from here, America?

If I had the choice I would want someone like Warren Buffett, Bill Gates or golf legend Jack Nicholas. I know these men are honest, bright and, most importantly, trustworthy. We must eliminate lobbyists and not let our candidates be controlled in any way by special interest groups. We need to punish or tax large corporations for out sourcing millions of high paying jobs. And in reference to the recent near shut down of government, it is unthinkable that the men and women fighting for this country would be anywhere near the top of the list of folks to not be paid. Instead, let’s examine all of the welfare we give to the undeserving who cheat the system. Or all the aid we give to other countries. Every American man, woman and child must feel safe because the United States has the finest, best trained, loyal men and women in uniform. We have to maintain our Armed Forces in order to fight and defeat every terrorist, nation or individual that wants to take our freedoms away from us. Our military has the determination and resolve to protect this country and, like it or not, we must never forget in who we trust… God. At this point, it looks like we might need to defend ourselves against our own government. God Bless America

It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible. – George Washington

Patriotism in America, past and present By Donna Pampalone The word patriotism is a word that unfortunately is seldom used in this modern day and age. This word derived more two centuries ago in the early 1700’s when America was in it’s earliest stages. The Merriam/Webster Dictionary describes the word patriotism as a noun, and it meaning is stated in the dictionary as; love for or devotion to one’s country. A historical act of true patriotism was when Patrick Henry proclaimed his timeless cry “Give me liberty or give me death.” Henry was a true American patriot who faced losing freedom in his beloved America, while it fought against England’s rule in this new land. America was the hope for

freedom and without reservation or fear Patrick Henry would rather be put to death then not live free in his beloved America. Throughout the centuries patriotism remained strong in America as it’s people united with their commander in chief through America’s many trials and wars such as, the Civil War, the Spanish American war, World Wars I and World War II. During those difficult times in America all Americans banded together and stood strong in unity and in their love for their country. In those tough times and the many wars that were fought, many of our patriotic songs were written and sung with ones right hand over their heart. Some age old patriotic songs that were sung often by Americans for gen-

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times of war, is patriotism. Looking out for the greater good of this nation and not ones own personal gain is patriotism. Being a unified nation and standing strong in unity against anything or anyone who threatens the freedoms that Americans have held dear since the birth of this great nation, is patriotism. Somewhere over the last few decades patriotism seems to have disappeared from everyday lives of Americans. No longer do we start our day with the Pledge of Allegiance, or with patriotic songs. No longer do American start their day in their schools or at their jobs with prayer to bless this great nation. It seems as though Americans do not remember that it was with patriotism that our forefathers, our grandfathers, our fathers, our brothers and our sons have fought for and given their lives for freedoms sake, to keep America free. We have come to a time and place in history where it is no longer politically correct to be patriotic and to support our brave, patriotic armed forces who are still fighting for our freedom today. Many people in this great land are against our military being involved in fighting wars for our freedom. Those who are against our involvement in wars that keep us safe and free, are basically against patriotism and because of the lack of patriotism and unity in America today, our freedoms are sadly, quickly, slipping away from us right before our very eyes. The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the various authors and forum participants in this publication do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of the Military Press. We invite you into a discourse, and would like to hear your thoughts.


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I attended a military event aboard a Navy installation here in San Diego recently and was taken aback by the actions of those in attendance when the National Anthem was playing. Yes, I am a former Marine. Yes, I love my country. Am I a radical patriot? No. But I know that when the National Anthem is playing, citizens are to at least stop what they are doing, face the direction the music is coming from or the direction of the flag if it is displayed. You show respect. Born in the 1960s, my school attendance included the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag each and every morning. It was a ceremony that let each of us know we were part of some-

thing bigger. More than our families alone. More than the young world our minds lived in. We were part of a country. A country of people that on one count were all the same. We were Americans. The National Anthem and Pledge are foundational elements to a country of people with pride in the country they live in. It seemed to me on that sunny day aboard the Navy installation that none of the parents had taught their children love of country and the proper etiquette. And just in case you aren’t aware, there is actually a public law regarding etiquette.

The law of the land! United States Code, Title 36, §171 Conduct during playing the National AnthemDuring rendition of the national anthem when the flag is displayed, all present except those in uniform should stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. Men not in uniform should remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart. Persons in uniform should render the military salute at the first note of the anthem and retain this position until the last note. When the flag is not displayed, those present should face toward the music and act in the same manner they would if the flag were displayed there.

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Jobs for ocean lovers The notion of finding something you love doing as a career so you never have to work a day in your life is an oft-repeated one that some of the world’s most successful people have insisted helped them reach the pinnacle of their professions. Ocean lovers who hope to one day combine their love of the water with a rewarding career have a host of options at their disposal.

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Marine biologists study the behavior and ecology of plants and animals that live in the ocean. An all-encompassing field, marine biology requires students and even existing professionals study and learn about several different disciplines of oceanography, including chemical oceanography, physical oceanography and geological oceanography. Oftentimes, marine biologists specialize in a particular area,

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Ocean engineering. Ocean engineers design much of what is used in marine environments. This includes vehicles, equipment, instruments, and structures. Ocean engineers have invented thousands of instruments that have revolutionized the field of oceanography, enabling oceanographers to study the ocean in ways that were never before possible. Ocean engineers are responsible for creating such devices as underwater video equipment, underwater vehicles and ocean seismometers that measure movement along the seafloor. Underwater filmmaking. The popularity of television channels such as National Geographic and Discovery has made it possible for ocean lovers who also enjoy filmmaking to combine both loves into a rewarding career. Underwater filmmakers are responsible for the often awe-inspiring historical, educational, environmental and even entertainment films about the marine world. Aspiring underwater filmmakers should consider studying marine biology and develop their diving skills as much as possible. Coast Guard. The United States Coast Guard is one of five branches of the U.S. Armed Forces and has a number of responsibilities. Members of the USCG conduct search and rescue missions, enforce maritime law, provide port security, and protect the environment, among other things. The USCG even has 6,000 civilian employees who work with military personnel to handle all Coast Guard responsibilities. Page 14 April 15, 2011 THE MILITARY PRESS


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By Ben Burgraff “The Day The Earth Stood Still” is such a basic science fiction story that many first-time viewers have been stunned by the reverence in which it is held. An alien arrives on earth, is misunderstood and is nearly killed, passes a warning to mankind to not carry the weapons of potential nuclear war into space, or face annihilation, then leaves. Based on Harry Bates’ short story, “Farewell to the Master,” which paints a far less friendly view of our galactic community (Gort, the enforcer robot, is revealed to be the true ‘Master’ of the story, not Klaatu, thus revealing that machines are controlling the Universe), 20th Century Fox and director Wise quickly butted heads on how the film should be presented. Fox envisioned Spencer Tracy as Klaatu, believing that the legendary star’s well-established persona would make the SF elements more ‘understandable’ to audiences. Wise scoffed at the notion, arguing that no one would ever believe Tracy was an alien, and searched until he found relative newcomer Michael Rennie, a gaunt, sensitive British actor, whom he felt best suited the Christ-like quality Klaatu had to possess (even the name Klaatu adopted to mingle with humans was ‘Carpenter’). For earth’s greatest scientist (a thinly-disguised Albert Einstein), Wise cast screen veteran Sam Jaffe, which also brought a howl from the studio, as the actor was being investigated by the House Un-American Activities Committee, in the midst of their infamous ‘witch hunt’ and blacklisting of Hollywood’s supposed Communist sympathizers. Jaffe proved a perfect choice, however, displaying many of the qualities he would later bring to ‘Dr. Zorba’ on “Ben Casey.” The filming was, by and large, an enjoyable experience for the cast and crew (although Patricia Neal, in later interviews, said that it was nearly impossible for her to say the film’s famous tag phrase, “Klaatu Barrada Nikto,” without breaking into giggles). Everyone knew the end result would be special; Michael Rennie, ten years later, would call the role the most “important” of his career (NBC would even bring him in to host the network premiere of the film, on “Saturday Night at the Movies”). With it’s anti-war stand, the film was the direct counterpart of the year’s other classic sci-fi production, “The Thing from Another World,” the first of Hollywood’s ‘alien invasion’ films. In “The Day The Earth Stood Still,” mankind is the true monster, toying with nuclear weapons, constantly fighting, and willing to kill a peaceful emissary, without allowing him to deliver his message or offer his gifts to the world. “Man must grow up, or be destroyed” was a powerful message, in 1951, particularly when Wise panned his camera over Arlington Cemetery, with it’s thousands of headstones, as Klaatu/Carpenter viewed, sadly, the end result of our fixation with warfare. The message is even more relevant, today, which is why “The Day The Earth Stood Still” remains a classic.

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Date of Birth – 25 August 1909, Bradford, Yorkshire, England, UK Date of Death – 10 June 1971, Harrogate, Yorkshire, England, UK The British actor Michael Rennie worked as a car salesman and factory manager before he turned to acting. A meeting with a Gaumont-British casting director led to Rennie’s first acting job — that of stand-in for Robert Young in “Secret Agent” (1936) directed by Alfred Hitchcock. In 1951, he was brought to Hollywood by Darryl F. Zanuck at 20th Century Fox, cast in arguably his most popular role as Klaatu in “The Day the Earth Stood Still” (1951), now considered a science fiction classic.

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Patricia Neal Date of Birth – 20 January 1926, Packard, Kentucky, USA Date of Death – 8 August 2010, Edgartown, Massachusetts, USA Birth Name – Patricia Louise Neal Height – 5’ 8” (1.73 m) Patricia Neal, the Oscar- and Tony Award-winning actress, was born Patsy Lou Neal in Packard, Kentucky. Her father managed a coal mine and her mother was the daughter of the town doctor. She grew up in Knoxville, where she attended high school. She was first bit by the acting bug at the age of 10, after attending an evening of monologues at a Methodist church. She subsequently wrote a letter to Santa Claus, telling him, “What I want for Christmas is to study dramatics.” She won the Tennessee State Award for dramatic reading while she was in high school. In the first part of her film career, her most impressive roles were in The Fountainhead (1949) opposite Gary Cooper, with whom she had threeyear-long love affair, and in director Robert Wise’s sci-fi classic, The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), which she made at 20th Century-Fox. Warners hadn’t been thrilled with her and let her go before her contract was up, so she signed with Fox. In 1965, she suffered a series of strokes that nearly killed her. She was filming John Ford’s film 7 Women (1966) at the time, and had to be replaced by Anne Bancroft (who would later take a role she turned down, Mrs Robinson in “The Graduate” (1967).)” Neal was pregnant at the time. She underwent a seven hour operation on her brain and survived, later delivering her fifth child. She underwent rehabilitation supervised by her husband. Patricia Neal died from lung cancer. She was 84 years old.


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Acts of Kindness It has been said that, “Acts of Christian service should be part of our everyday agenda.” Jesus taught us how to do good; love our neighbor, forgive others, and care for the poor, the needy, the afflicted and the lonely. A few years ago when I was living in the community of Lemoore they brought a group of organizations and churches together to assist in helping the needy and those afflicted by the weather and freezes they had that put many out of work and much strain on those families of Terra Bella and nearby towns. Many of the Lemoore Community Action group did several fund raising events and donated talents and time to assist others they don’t even know. These are exactly the kind of personal acts of kindness and service Christ taught and exemplified. It was a special honor working with the group. We have all been taught that kindness begets kindness, gentleness leads to greater gentleness, and an apology is never out of place. When we respond to harsh talk by speaking harshly, the resulting hurt feelings and escalating anger cannot lead to any sort of positive resolution. In addition to serving our neighbors when they are in a state of need, perhaps one of the greatest of Christian acts we can do are those we never hear about. They are deeds done quietly, spontaneously, anonymously, without expectation of recognition or compensation. These acts often begin with the desire to keep similar thoughts in our hearts. When we have this in our hearts regularly, these char-

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losopher to bring him a lily so that he might study the lesson of purity that the learned man had given. When the philosopher returned to his village at sundown, he found his friends waiting at the gate. To the first he gave the hawthorn twig; to the second, the rose; and to the third, the lily. The first friend complained, “Here is a dead leaf on the stem of my hawthorn twig.” The second said, “Here is a thorn on the stem of my rose.” The third exclaimed, “Here is dirt on the roots of my lily.” The philosopher took back the twig, the rose and the lily. He plucked the dead leaf from the twig and gave it back to the first friend. He removed the thorn from the stem of the rose and gave it to the second. He took the dirt from the roots of the lily and put it in the hands of the third. “Now, each of you has what attracted you first,” he told his friends. “You looked for the dead leaf and found it. You looked for the thorn; it was there. You found the dirt on the roots of the lily. You may keep what attracted you first. I will keep the hawthorn twig, the rose and the lily for the beauty I see in them.” Obviously, the moral of the story is: We find just about what we look for. We would do better if we could remember that we can find good in everyone if we look for it. “There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it hardly behooves

any of us to talk about the rest of us.” (Edward Wallis Hoch [1849-1925], Governor of Kansas.) May we take this time of life to enhance our desire to look for that good in others and ways to bless those around us in personal ways. May we show our appreciation for such kindness shown to us with those who share our day. It has been said that, “Each of us has the charge to be not a doubter, but a doer, not a leaner, but a lifter. Often we live side by side but do not communicate heart to heart.” With all that we have seen recently in natural disasters, such as the huge earthquake in Australia and then Japan, followed by the Tsunami, and then all the flooding and tornados here in our states, we have plenty of opportunities to be a doer and a lifter of those who have had such tragedies and trauma come into their lives. Let us be a positive example of the golden chain that binds us all and may we strive to do so this week is my prayer. As always, it is my hope that this message will help you this week to, “mount up as on eagle’s wings,” and renew a little of your strength to keep moving forward and find joy… (Isaiah 40:31) Until next time, may God bless you and may God continue to bless our great nation… SEMPER FI

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By Bill Hazel The Chicago Bulls are a franchise still defined by a team and its shooting guard that left the building 13 years ago. You know who I mean, the guy who can’t be described as iconic because it’s still not a strong enough word. Michael Jordan won 6 championships in the 1990s wearing that same Bulls jersey and defined an entire league. And then he walked out, and he took Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman and Phil Jackson and even Ron Harper with him. The Chicago Bulls haven’t been the same since. This year’s Chicago Bulls team is in a position not seen since Jordan’s glory days. Ever so carefully, the Bulls managed to tiptoe underneath the Hawks, around the Heat, and between the Celtics and Magic, to the top of the Eastern Conference without making a sound. This would be the first No. 1 playoff seed for the Bulls since that fateful season of 1998. And yet they remain the East’s best-

The second coming of Air Jordan . .. Derrick Rose. kept secret. Even as their star guard Derrick Rose is making his push for MVP of the league, he does it under the radar because of the phenomenon that is Blake Griffin.

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LIBYA

For most of their history, the peoples of Libya have been subjected to varying degrees of foreign control. The Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks, Romans, Vandals, and Byzantines ruled all or parts of Libya. Although the Greeks and Romans left impressive ruins at Cyrene, Leptis Magna, and Sabratha, little else remains today to testify to the presence of these ancient cultures. The Arabs conquered Libya in the seventh century A.D. In the following centuries, most of the indigenous peoples adopted Islam and the Arabic language and culture. The Ottoman Turks conquered the country in the 16th century. Libya remained part of their empire-although at times virtually autonomous--until Italy invaded in 1911 and, after years of resistance, made Libya a colony. In 1934, Italy adopted the name “Libya” (used by the Greeks for all of North Africa, except Egypt) as the official name of the colony, which consisted of the Provinces of Cyrenaica, Tripolitania, and Fezzan. King Idris I, Emir of Cyrenaica, led Libyan resistance to Italian occupation between the two World Wars. From 1943 to 1951, Tripolitania and Cyrenaica were under British administration; the French controlled Fezzan. In 1944, Idris returned from exile in Cairo but declined to resume permanent residence in Cyrenaica until the removal in 1947 of some aspects of foreign control. Under the terms of the 1947 peace treaty with the Allies, Italy relinquished all claims to Libya. On November 21, 1949, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution stating that Libya should become independent before January 1, 1952. King Idris I represented Libya in the subsequent UN negotiations. When Libya declared its independence on December 24, 1951, it was the first country to achieve independence through the United Nations. Libya was proclaimed a constitutional and a hereditary monarchy under King Idris. The discovery of significant oil reserves in 1959 and the subsequent income from petroleum sales enabled what had been one of the world’s poorest countries to become extremely wealthy, as measured by per capita GDP. King Idris ruled the Kingdom of Libya until he was overthrown in a military-led coup on September 1, 1969. The new regime, headed by the Revolutionary Command Council (RCC), abolished the monarchy and proclaimed the new Libyan Arab Republic. Col. Mu’ammar al-Qadhafi emerged as leader of the RCC and eventually as de facto chief of state, a position he currently holds. He has no official position.

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Why are Libyans unhappy? Libya has been ruled for 42 years by a cunning, repressive, eccentric dictator who has frequently described his own people as “backwards.” More than half of his 6.5 million subjects are under 18. Despite Libya’s plentiful oil revenues, which represent most of the national budget, many children suffer from malnutrition and anemia. Corruption is rampant, dissidents are brutally suppressed, and many citizens are afraid to say Qaddafi’s name in public or in private for fear of attracting suspicion. Instead, Qaddafi is often referred to as “the leader” and his son Seif (until now heir-apparent) as “the principal.” Discussing national policy with a foreigner is punishable with three years in prison. Reporters Without Borders describes press freedom in Libya as “virtually non-existent.” Oil is the economy in Libya and oil profits have bankrolled massive investments in education and infrastructure—yet Libya lags far behind other oilrich Arab states. Unemployment stands at 30 percent. People who have jobs often work only parttime. Basic commodities—including rice, sugar, flour, gasoline—are heavily subsidized by the government and sold for a fraction of their true cost. A 2006 New Yorker article described Libya’s “prosperity without employment and large population of young people without a sense of purpose.”

Wasn’t Qaddafi that guy who set up a giant tent on Donald Trump’s spread? Yup, he’s the guy. During his 2009 trip to the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Qaddafi had hoped to sleep and entertain guests inside an elaborate Bedouin-style tent in Manhattan’s Central Park. That didn’t work out, so instead the dictator rented land on a suburban property owned by Donald Trump. The tent was erected and then dismantled after a public outcry, and both Trump and the Secret Service announced that Qaddafi wasn’t coming after all.

Why can’t anyone agree on how to spell Qaddafi’s name? Since at least the 1980s, the name has been alternately spelled as “Moammar / Muammar Gadaffi /Gaddafi / Gathafi / Kadafi / Kaddafi /Khadafy / Qadhafi / Qathafi /etc.,” according to Chris Suellentrop at Slate. They’re all different attempts at transliterating Arabic pronunciation.

How did all this start? Inspired by pro-democracy uprisings across the Arab world, Libyan dissidents had planned a “day of rage” for Thursday, Feb. 17. On February 15, security forces arrested a prominent lawyer named Fathi Terbil, who had represented families of some of the 1,200 prisoners massacred by Libyan security forces at Abu Slim prison in 1996. Once released later that day, Terbil set up a webcam overlooking Benghazi’s main square, where some of the families had been protesting. With help from exiled Libyans in Canada and around the world, the video spread rapidly on the Internet. Al Jazeera Arabic conducted a phone interview with Libyan novelist Idris al-Mesmari, who reported that police were shooting at protesters—and then the connection was lost. (Mesmari was reportedly arrested by Libyan authorities.) Shortly thereafter, thousands more began battling Qaddafi’s troops, and hundreds are reported to have been killed. “Both protesters and the security forces have reason to believe that backing down will likely mean their ultimate death or imprisonment,” says the New York Times.

What are the implications of Libyan instability?

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After decades of being reviled as a state sponsor of terrorism, Libya recently reversed course and joined the ranks of America’s allies in the fight against Al Qaeda. In 2003, Qaddafi agreed to stop developing weapons of mass destruction and paid $2.7 billion to the families of the 270 victims of Pan Am 101—the plane bombed by Libyan agents over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988. In return, the US and the United Nations lifted economic sanctions against Libya. On the Arab street, however, Qaddafi is widely loathed. Most of his political victims have been members of banned Islamist groups, including the Muslim Brotherhood, which would likely gain stronger influence if he were overthrown. Qaddafi, once among the Palestinian movement’s most vocal international supporters, outraged many Arabs by saying that Palestinians have no special claim to the land of Israel and calling for the creation of a bi-national “Isratine.”


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Outside, recreational opportunities start with private backyards and continue with the 18-hole Arrowood public golf course, local hiking trails and the community’s recreation center, which encompasses a junior Olympicsize swimming pool, meeting room, picnic and barbecue area and tot lot. Not only that but Oceanside’s popular beaches and harbor are just minutes away. Offering Arrowood’s best value, Ea-

gle Ridge is a limited edition of only 26 two-story single-family homes. Living spaces range from approximately 2,362 to 2,495 square feet, including four bedrooms and three baths plus oversized two-car garage. In addition, first-time buyers who have served in extended-duty military service outside the United States, including Marines stationed just minutes away at Camp Pendleton, can take advantage of the $8,000 Military

Tax Credit.” To visit Eagle Ridge, take I-5 to Highway 76 East, continue for approximately four miles and turn left onto Douglas Drive. Proceed approximately four miles, pass Vandegrift Boulevard, and enter the Arrowood community. Turn right on Village Drive, right on Treetop Road and left on Breakaway Drive to Eagle Ridge, where the sales center and two beautifully decorated model homes are open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., except Monday, when hours are noon to 6 p.m. For more information, call 760-231-5896 or visit www.TRIPointeHomes.com.

KB Homes serves those who serve their country KB Home has been building quality new homes for over 50 years and is proud to assist those who serve our country in achieving the American Dream of homeownership. At communities across Southern California, the doors to KB Home’s model homes and sales offices are open to military personnel and their families to come visit and learn about the Built to Order™ experience, exclusively at KB Home, and the process of buying a new home. Qualified military personnel may be eligible for special homebuying programs and may also qualify for a federal tax credit. KB Home is currently selling new homes at over a dozen communities in Riverside and San Diego counties. From Chula Vista to Eastvale and numerous cities in between, there’s bound to be a neighborhood that you’d like to call home. New KB home prices start as low as the mid $100,000s. “KB Home is proud to support our nation’s military personnel. For all they do for us, it seems the least we can do is offer guidance them through the sometimes daunting homebuying process and into the home of their dreams,” said Steve Ruffner, president of KB Home’s Southern California division. Home shoppers who decide to build a KB home will go through the exciting, hands-on personalization process known as the Built to Order experience. For more information about any of KB Home’s new home communities, call 888-KB-HOMES or visit www. kbhomes.com. Page 34 April 15, 2011 THE MILITARY PRESS


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tan, magnetic, in control. They can try to manufacture something like this today. But this documentary shows you the real deal. And Jerry Weintraub made it happen. This sequence alone is show biz history and it’s yours for tuning in to HBO tonight! THIS IS a movie that even people who don’t care about movies (or say they don’t) will love. Because it is really about self-worth, hard work and a life lived to its fullest. And speaking of a life lived to its fullest we come to Jerry’s marital saga. He was married young, and soon divorced. He admits he was “not a good man... not a good husband.” Too young, too ambitious, too busy. Then he met Jane Morgan, blonde, sexy and famous. And married. “I would say we kept our relationship on a business basis for about... an hour and a half before we slept together!” recalls Jerry. Despite warnings that Jerry was not husband material, the remarkable Miss Morgan went right ahead and married him, after her divorce. “ I like to take chances!” she explains. Jane was a sophisticated woman, world traveled, opera-trained and worldly by the time she wed Jerry. He remembers she “generously shared her experiences with me, took me along to places I’d never been.” Her worldliness would come to serve Jane well late in their marriage. Late in life, Jerry fell in love with someone else, a younger woman who worked in his office — Susan Ekins. She is no tarty, silicone-enhanced bim-

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1 Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov). 2 Always use safety belts and proper child restraints, even with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the Owner’s Manual for more safety information. 3 Example based on survey. Each dealer sets their own price. your payments may vary. Payments are for a 2011 Cruze LS with manual transmission and an MSRP of $16,995. 39 monthly payments total $6,399. Payments are for a 2011 Malibu LS with an MSRP of $22,735. 38 monthly payments total $8,322. Option to purchase at lease end for an amount to be determined at lease signing. Ally Financial, Inc., must approve lease. Mileage charge of $.20/mile over 39,000 miles. Lessee pays for excess wear. Not available with other offers. Residency restrictions apply. Take delivery by 5/2/11. 4 EPA estimated. 5 Always use safety belts and proper child restraints, even with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the Owner’s Manual for more safety information. 6 Requires a subscription sold separately by XM after trial period. Available only in the 48 contiguous United States and District of Columbia. Visit gm.xmradio.com for details. 7 Eligible military personnel includes active duty members, retirees and Reserves of the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, National Guard and Coast Guard. 8 Excludes Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 and Volt. 9 OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations. ©2011 OnStar. All rights reserved. ©2011 General Motors. Page 40 April 15, 2011 THE MILITARY PRESS

Apr 15, 2012  

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