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In 2003, Taliban forces including the Haqqani network and Gulbuddin Hekmatyar’s Hezb-i Islami started an insurgency campaign against the democratic Islamic Republic and the presence of ISAF-troops in Afghanistan. Their headquarters are alleged to be in or near Quetta, Pakistan. Since 2006, Afghanistan has experienced a dramatic increase in Taliban-led insurgent activity. In their campaign the Taliban also target the civilian population of Afghanistan in terrorist attacks. According to a report by the United Nations, the Taliban were responsible for 76% of civilian casualties in Afghanistan in 2009. The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIGRC) called the Taliban’s terrorism against the Afghan civilian population a war crime. Religious leaders condemned Taliban terrorist attacks and said these kinds of attacks are against Islamic ethics.

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Feature Frederick Douglas

Times of Frederick Douglass, published in 1881 and covering events through and after the Civil War. After the Civil War, Douglass remained active in the United States’ struggle to reach its potential as a “land of the free.” Douglass actively supported women’s suffrage. Without his approval he became the first African American nominated for Vice President of the United States as the running mate of Victoria Woodhull on the impracticable and small Equal Rights Party ticket. Douglass held multiple public offices. Douglass was a firm believer in the equality of all people, whether black, female, Native American, or recent immigrant, famously quoted as saying, “I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong.”


Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, who later became known as Frederick Douglass, was born a slave in Talbot County, Maryland, between Hillsboro and Cordova, probably in his grandmother’s shack east of Tappers Corner and west of Tuckahoe Creek. The exact date of Douglass’ birth is unknown. He chose to celebrate it on Feb. 14. The exact year is also unknown (on the first page of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, he stated: “I have no accurate knowledge of my age, never having seen any authentic record containing it.”) He was an American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman. After escaping from slavery, he became a leader of the abolitionist movement, gaining note for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writing. He stood as a living counter-example to slaveholders’ arguments that slaves did not have the intellectual capacity to function as independent American citizens. Many Northerners also found it hard to believe that such a great orator had been a slave. Douglass wrote several autobiographies, eloquently describing his experiences in slavery in his 1845 autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, which became influential in its support for abolition. He wrote two more autobiographies, with his last, Life and

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“The opinion was whispered that my master was my father; but of the correctness of this opinion I know nothing. My mother and I were separated when I was but an infant... It [was] common custom, in the part of Maryland from which I ran away, to part children from their mothers at a very early age. I do not recollect ever seeing my mother by the light of day. She would lie down with me, and get me up in the morning before the sun came up.”

hungry lions.’ Anguish and grief, like darkness and rain, may be depicted; but gladness and joy, like the rainbow, defy the skill of pen or pencil. Once he had arrived, he sent for Murray to follow him to New York; she arrived with the necessary basics for them to set up home. They were married on September 15, 1838, by a black Presbyterian minister eleven days after his arrival in New York. At first, they adopted Johnson as their married name.

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Douglass first tried to escape from Freeland, who had hired him out from his owner Colonel Lloyd, but was unsuccessful. In 1836, he tried to escape from his new owner Covey, but failed again. In 1837, Douglass met and fell in love with Anna Murray, a free black in Baltimore about five years older than him. Her freedom strengthened his belief in the possibility of his own. On September 3, 1838, Douglass successfully escaped by boarding a train to Havre de Grace, Maryland. He was dressed in a sailor’s uniform, provided to him by Murray, who also gave him part of her savings to cover his travel costs, and carried identification papers which he had obtained from a free black seaman. He crossed the Susquehanna River by ferry at Havre de Grace, then continued by train to Wilmington, Delaware. From there he went by steamboat to “Quaker City” (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) and continued to the safe house of abolitionist David Ruggles in New York; the whole journey took less than 24 hours. Frederick Douglass later wrote of his arrival in New York: I have often been asked, how I felt when first I found myself on free soil. And my readers may share the same curiosity. There is scarcely anything in my experience about which I could not give a more satisfactory answer. A new world had opened upon me. If life is more than breath, and the ‘quick round of blood,’ I lived more in one day than in a year of my slave life. It was a time of joyous excitement which words can but tamely describe. In a letter written to a friend soon after reaching New York, I said: ‘I felt as one might feel upon escape from a den of

The couple settled in New Bedford, Massachusetts. After meeting and staying with Nathan and Mary Johnson, they adopted Douglass as their married name. Douglass joined several organizations, including a black church, and regularly attended abolitionist meetings. He subscribed to William Lloyd Garrison’s weekly journal The Liberator. In 1841 he first heard Garrison speak at a meeting of the Bristol Anti-Slavery Society. At one of these meetings, Douglass was unexpectedly invited to speak. After he told his story, he was encouraged to become an anti-slavery lecturer. Douglass was inspired by Garrison and later stated that “no face and form ever impressed me with such sentiments [of the hatred of slavery] as did those of William Lloyd Garrison.” Garrison was likewise impressed with Douglass and wrote of him in The Liberator. Several days later, Douglass delivered his first speech at the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society’s annual convention in Nantucket. Then 23 years old, Douglass conquered his nervousness and gave an eloquent speech about his rough life as a slave.


On February 20, 1895, Douglass attended a meeting of the National Council of Women in Washington, D.C. During that meeting, he was brought to the platform and given a standing ovation by the audience. Shortly after he returned home to Washington, D.C., Frederick Douglass died of a massive heart attack or stroke. His funeral was held at the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church where thousands passed by his coffin paying tribute. He was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester, New York.

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The Master’s Hand

uring the Christmas and Holiday Season and now with the beginning of a new year, we often reflect on our life and who we really are and want to be. We take assessment of our lives and make new goals and resolution. I think we all have heard that saying that “no man is an island.” However, I often wonder if we know what that statement really implies. I believe that many of us may

not realize it, but we really do need each other. With the current economic situation and the heavy winter weather, my mom was not able to come to California for Christmas this year and was alone for the holidays... or so I thou. She shared with me that others in her neighborhood knew she was going to be alone and so she had a little something at her front door most every

day for several weeks. She had been asked over to a few different homes for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. Driveways were plowed and walks shoveled clear. She shared with me the feeling of love and kindness as she cried in appreciation while she told me of these deeds. This is what I mean. We can all be a gift to another if were looking for the opportunities. Truly “No Man Is An Island.”

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With all the excitement of the Holiday Season just ended, and the many coming home from conflict and deployments, remember, especially in the Navy/ Marine Corps that we don’t leave anyone behind. This applies back here at home as well. Some may not have family here for them, or things at home may have changed dramatically. Be aware of one another and know that the worth of every soul is great. Maybe share some of your holiday blessings with another. The time after the holidays can be even more critical. I would like to share with you one of my favorite poem/stories. A well known poem called “The Touch of the Master’s Hand.” Twas battered and scarred and the auctioneer Thought it scarcely worth his while To waste much time on the old violin But held it up with a smile. “What am I bidden, good folks,” he cried, “Who’ll start the bidding for me? A dollar, a dollar then two! Only two? Two dollars and who’ll make it three. Three dollars once. Three dollars twice. Going for three—But no From the room, far back, a gray haired man Came forward and pick up the bow. Then wiping the dust from the old violin And tightening the loosened strings He played a melody pure and sweet As a caroling angel sings. The music ceased, and the auctioneer With a voice that was quiet and low Said, “What am I bid for the old violin?” And he held it up with the bow. A thousand dollars, and who’ll make it two. Two thousand and who’ll make it three. Three thousand once—three thousand twice And going and gone,” said he. The people cheered but some of them cried We do not quite understand. What changed its worth? Swift came the reply The touch of the master’s hand. And many a man with life out of tune And battered and scarred with sin. Is auctioned cheap to the thoughtless crowd Much like the old violin. A mess of pottage, a glass of wine, A game—he travels on. He’s “going” once, and “going” twice He’s going and almost gone. But the Master comes and the foolish crowd Never can quite understand The worth of a soul and change that’s wrought By the touch of the Master’s hand.

Of all of God’s creations, man is the only one created in His image. He blesses us as we strive to treat one another as His divine children. Many do this during the Holidays, but maybe we can extend it throughout the year. I hope we can and pray we may remember to do this more in our lives with those we see along our daily paths, those who could use a loving word or kindness given. 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 continue to bless our great country. SEMPER FI

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On December 1, 2009, U.S. President Barack Obama announced that he would deploy an additional 30,000 soldiers over a period of six months. He also set a withdrawal date for the year 2014. The New York Magazine writes that Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s leaking of the need for additional troops boxed Obama into a corner about boosting troop levels in Afghanistan, which the magazine refers to as the “McChrystal risk“ (leaking of information to force presidential action). On January 26, 2010, at the International Conference on Afghanistan in London, which brought together some 70 countries and organizations, Afghan President Hamid Karzai told world leaders that he intended to reach out to the top echelons of the Taliban (including Mullah Omar, Siraj Haqqani and Gulbuddin Hekmatyar) with a peace initiative. He called on the group’s leadership to take part in a “loya jirga”—or large assembly of elders—to initiate peace talks. According to the Wall Street Journal, these steps have been reciprocated so far with an intensification of bombings, assassinations and ambushes. Many Afghan groups (including the former intelligence chief Amrullah Saleh and opposition leader Dr. Abdullah Abdullah) believe that Karzai’s plan aims to appease the insurgents’ senior leadership at the cost of the democratic constitution, the democratic process and progess in the field of human rights especially women’s rights. On June 22, 2011, President Obama announced that 10,000 U.S. troops would be withdrawn by the end of 2011. An additional 23,000 troops will leave the country by the summer of 2012. In 2010, the War in Afghanistan became the United States’ second longest continuous military conflict. Only the Vietnam War (1959–1975) lasted longer.

officials considered drawing down troops in 2011. A March 2011 Congressional Research Service report notes the following about Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) Afghanistan: 1) following the Afghanistan surge announcement in 2009, Defense Department spending on Afghanistan has increased 50%, going from $4.4 billion to $6.7 billion a month. During that time, troop strength has gone from 44,000 to 84,000, and it is expected to be at 102,000 for fiscal year 2011; 2) the total operational cost for Afghanistan from the beginning of the conflict in 2001 through 2006 only slightly exceeds the amount spent in 2010 alone – $93.8 billion. The projected total cost relating to Afghanistan from inception to the fiscal year 2011 is expected to be $468 billion. The estimate for the cost of deploying one U.S. soldier in Afghanistan is over US$1 million dollars a year.

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Continues from page 3 There’s a parallel to be drawn this year. The Patriots were the top seed in the AFC, an obvious contender from Day One. The Giants barely snuck into the playoffs, overcoming a 4-game losing streak and a sweep by Washington, while benefiting from the Cowboys’ collapse and an inexplicable officiating decision that gave them a Week 4 win against Arizona. But when the playoffs started, the Giants came to play. They’re a very real threat to New England, and I suspect most of the Patriots would have rather faced the 49ers in Indianapolis. These teams met earlier this season, in Week 9, with the Giants winning 24-20 at New England. Turnovers and red zone efficiency were critical to the outcome.

NEW ENGLAND ON OFFENSE Runningback BenJarvus Green-Ellis ran very well on Sunday, but the Patriots live and die with the pass. They can’t beat the Giants if Brady has another off day. This matchup revolves mostly around two things: 1. The Giants’ pass rush 2. Rob Gronkowski’s ankle Gronkowski creates matchup problems for every team in the league. He had 8 catches, 101 yards, and a touchdown the first time these teams met, and he was the only New England receiver to give the Ravens serious trouble. If he’s unable to play or seriously

limited, that’s a major, major blow to New England’s chances on Super Bowl Sunday. Even if Gronk is healthy, the Giants can still neutralize their opponent’s offense with the kind of pass rush they brought four years ago.

The perks of being Tom Brady The Giants’ defense has played at a very high level over the last month, but it hasn’t faced this kind of offense. I don’t believe the Giants can cover Wes Welker and Gronkowski. But if they can get to Brady quickly enough, they won’t have to. When the Giants get pressure with their front four (or five, including Mathias Kiwanuka), that puts any offense in a tough spot. The Patriots’ ability to protect Brady may well determine the outcome of the game. I’d look for the Patriots to mix things up on the ground, keeping the Giants off-balance, slowing down their pass rush, and setting up play-action. I think they’ll be more aggressive than they were against the Ravens, taking more deep shots and keeping the offense on the field for fourth and short.

But Brady has got to make better decisions than he did in the AFC Championship Game. The Giants have an explosive offense, and turnovers can quickly lead to points.


Eli Manning played by far his best season in 2011, and he’s looked great in the playoffs. The Giants are no longer a run-first team, and they look their best when Manning is connecting downfield with Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz. The Patriots’ secondary is not what it was nine or 10 years ago, so shutting those guys down probably is not realistic. Like the Giants, New England has to bring a nasty pass rush. The Giants scored at least 20 points in all of their wins this season. In Week

15, Washington sacked and intercepted Manning three times each, held the Giants to 10 points, and won. In Week 11, the Eagles sacked Eli three times and picked him off once — Philadelphia 17, Giants 10. In the season opener, Washington sacked Eli four times, intercepted him once, and won 28-14. Manning’s Achilles heel has always been turnovers. Put pressure on him, get him making decisions too quickly, rushing throws, and eventually he’ll make a mistake. Vince Wilfork was a monster against the Ravens, and the Patriots need a similar performance for the big game. Mark Anderson is another guy to watch, the pass rusher who stepped up when Andre Carter got hurt.


The edge here has to go to New England. I don’t like their return game, but they have good coverage units, Stephen Gostkowski is a solid kicker, and Zoltan Mesko was my choice for All-Pro punter. The Giants have pretty good special teams too — just ask San Francisco — but the Patriots aren’t going to give a game away with mistakes the way the 49ers did. I expect this matchup to be about positive plays, and the Patriots might make a couple more than the Giants do.


No one likes a broken record, but with two offenses this explosive, it’s logical to think this game will come down to turnovers and red zone efficiency. You’ve got two pass-oriented offenses with dangerous, diverse receiving corps and Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks. You can’t stop them, you can only hope to contain them in the red zone and force some mistakes along the way. Who’s more likely to win the turnover battle? Probably the Giants. Maybe I’m overreacting to Brady’s poor game against the best pass defense 8 February 1, 2012 THE MILITARY PRESS : news, special offers & more

in the NFL, and overlooking Eli Manning’s historical fondness for throwing interceptions, but I don’t see Manning giving this game away. In the red zone, however, I like New England. The Patriots threaten you so many ways, and this a team which is conditioned not to

accept field goals. The goal is a touchdown. Thus, the Giants win by forcing turnovers and succeeding in the red zone. The Patriots win by avoiding turnovers and limiting the Giants to field goals. This all comes back to pressure on the quarterback. Give Brady time to throw and he’ll embarrass you. Let Manning get comfortable and you can’t win. When everyone is healthy, the Giants have a better pass rush, and that gives them an edge. The Patriots’ defensive failings have been overstated a bit, but this is not a dominant defensive team. The Giants, on their good days, play awfully good defense, and not just against Tim Tebow.


The Giants win this game by harassing Brady, forcing a couple of turnovers, and protecting the end zone. On offense, they get a couple of big runs from Ahmad Bradshaw or Brandon Jacobs, and keep the chains moving with Cruz and Nicks, at least one of whom goes over 100 yards. Eli stays calm, doesn’t take sacks, and plays with controlled aggression, going after the big play when it’s there but always protecting the ball. The Patriots win with offensive fireworks. Brady plays his best Super Bowl yet, as the Giants struggle to cover Welker, Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez, and Deion Branch while still maintaining some semblance of a pass rush. New England absolutely cannot win without a good game from Brady. Green-Ellis will get his carries, and he’ll have to make some plays, but the passing game is the difference-maker. Special teams impart an advantage at some point, the Giants never get their run game going, and a relentless pass rush forces Manning into several key mistakes. Either scenario is plausible, and this is a game that could go either way. Momentum is with the Giants, and they take the rematch, 27-20.

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Super Bowl vs. Valentine’s Day Calling all romantics! Will the first two weeks of February be red hot, subtly sweet, sappily over the top or bittersweet for you and your honeybee? Does your devil dog send you a rose a day or run straight to the TV? How about run you a hot bubble bath then rub your feet? Should we start dropping hints now that there’s a holiday other than Super Bowl Sunday coming up soon ladies? Even if your man is deployed ladies you have to get creative and give it your best shot! Like it or not, it is now the month of red and pink candy hearts, mass amounts of engagements, elementary crushes and cutesy cards. Let us not forget roses lots and lots of roses! You may need to take out a loan to buy said roses or anything that smells good or is shiny but yes love is in the air! Where are my extreme couponers? Does Victoria’s Secret have coupons? Or will they all be for his food on game day? The men are in love with Super Bowl and that’s not first on our minds

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Speaking of Super Bowl, did you know that weekend rates after Thanksgiving drop as far as food consumption? Sexy huh! I guess hotdogs, burgers, fried chicken, bacon wrapped smokies, bbq and finger foods add up. Considering I have a 10lb bar of Hershey’s in my freezer I can’t say much myself. Regardless of all the hoopla around

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tographs are drawn from public and private collections nationwide providing a lens into this long forgotten aspect of World War I. Robert J. Dalessandro is a Colonel in the Army and the current Director of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center. He graduated from the Virginia Military Institute with a degree in History in 1980. He has had a wide variety of Army leadership and staff assignments including time as a platoon leader, command at company, depot and battalion level and staff assignment at echelons of command ranging from battalion through Department of the Army level. Rob is widely published on the lifeways of material culture of the American Soldier in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries; he is co-author of The Organization and Insignia of the American Expeditionary Force, 1971-1923 and serves as editor of the Army Officer’s Guide. Gerald Torrence is a military historian and Army Lieutenant Colonel who is currently deployed to operations in Iraq. Colonel Torrence has a lifelong interest in military history with a particular emphasis on World War I. He has researched, delivered talks and published many articles on the U.S. Army in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The company is known for publishing high quality Antique, Arts, Architecture, Lifestyle, and Military History books, as well as a successful line of children and ghost books. Schiffer Publishing is always looking for people to write books on new and related subjects. If you have an idea for a book, please contact them at This title and over 4,500 Schiffer titles can be purchased at www.schifferbooks. com, your local bookseller, and numerous online retailers.

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“America is not anything if it consists of each of us. It is something only if it consists of all of us.”– Woodrow Wilson

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cember 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924) was the 28th President of the United States, from 1913 to 1921. A leader of the Progressive Movement, he served as President of Princeton University from 1902 to 1910, and then as the Governor of New Jersey from 1911 to 1913. Running against Progressive (“Bull Moose”) Party candidate Theodore Roosevelt and Republican candidate William Howard Taft, Wilson was elected President as a Democrat in 1912. In his first term as President, Wilson persuaded a Democratic Congress to pass major progressive reforms. Historian John M. Cooper argues that, in his first term, Wilson successfully pushed a legislative agenda that few presidents have equaled, and re-

mained unmatched up until the New Deal. This agenda included the Federal Reserve Act, Federal Trade Commission Act, the Clayton Antitrust Act, the Federal Farm Loan Act and an income tax. Child labor was curtailed by the Keating–Owen Act of 1916, but the U.S. Supreme Court declared it unconstitutional in 1918. He also had Congress pass the Adamson Act, which imposed an 8-hour workday for railroads. Wilson, after first sidestepping the issue, became a major advocate for the women’s suffrage. Narrowly re-elected in 1916, he had full control of American entry into World War I, and his second term centered on World War I and the subsequent peace treaty negotiations in Paris. He based his re-election campaign around the slogan, “He kept us

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out of war,” but U.S. neutrality was challenged in early 1917 when the German government began unrestricted submarine warfare despite repeated strong warnings, and tried to enlist Mexico as an ally. In April 1917, Wilson asked Congress to declare war. During the war, Wilson focused on diplomacy and financial considerations, leaving the waging of the war itself primarily in the hands of the Army. On the home front in 1917, he began the United States’ first draft since the American Civil War, raised billions of dollars in war funding through Liberty Bonds, set up the War Industries Board, promoted labor union cooperation, supervised agriculture and food production through the Lever Act, took over control of the railroads, and suppressed anti-war movements. During his term in office, Wilson gave a well-known

Flag Day speech that fueled the wave of anti-German sentiment sweeping the country in 1917-18. In the late stages of the war, Wilson took personal control of negotiations with Germany, including the armistice. In 1918, he issued his Fourteen Points, his view of a post-war world that could avoid another terrible conflict. In 1919, he went to Paris to create the League of Nations and shape the Treaty of Versailles, with special attention on creating new nations out of

Events • Russian revolutionaries execute the former czar and his family • Russian Civil War between Reds (Bolsheviks) and Whites (anti-Bolsheviks); Reds win in 1920 • Allied troops (U.S., British, French) intervene in Russia (March). Background: World War I • Second Battle of the Marne (July-Aug.) • German Kaiser abdicates (Nov.); hostilities cease on the Western Front • Japanese hold Vladivostok until 1922 • Worldwide Spanish influenza epidemic strikes; by 1920, nearly 20 million are dead. In U.S. alone, 500,000 perish. • President: Woodrow Wilson • Vice President: Thomas R. Marshall • Population: 103,208,000 • Daylight Saving Time goes into effect (March).

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World War 1 Ends! defunct empires. In 1919, during the bitter fight with Henry Cabot Lodge and the Republican-controlled Senate over the U.S. joining the League of Nations, Wilson collapsed with a debilitating stroke. An intellectual—the only president with a PhD— he bitterly fought other intellectuals such as Roosevelt and Lodge. A Presbyterian of deep religious faith, Wilson appealed to a gospel of service and infused a profound sense of moralism into his idealistic internationalism, now referred to as “Wilsonian.” Wilsonianism calls for the United States to enter the world arena to fight for democracy, and has been a contentious position in American foreign policy. For his peace-making efforts, particularly his advocacy of the League of Nations, Wilson was awarded the 1919 Nobel Peace Prize.


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ongstanding tension between Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and Democratic President Barack Obama flared into the public spotlight Wednesday just after Air Force One touched down in Phoenix. Brewer, who was on the tarmac to greet Obama, hand-delivered a letter before engaging the president “intensely” for several minutes, including pointing her finger directly at him, according to Politico’s Carrie Budoff Brown, acting as a pool reporter for other media outlets. Accounts from both camps later

zona mean anything to him? I didn’t think so.” “He was patronizing,” she said. “Then it dawned on me: He’s treating me like the cop he had over for a beer after he badmouthed the Cambridge police, I thought. He thinks he can humor me and then get rid of me.” Obama raised his objections to Brewer’s account face-to-face with the governor Wednesday. “He was a little disturbed about my book,” Brewer told reporters after the meeting broke. “I said to him that I have all the respect in the world for the office of the president. The book is what the book is. I asked him if he

“He was patronizing,” she said. “Then it dawned on me: He’s treating me like the cop he had over for a beer after he bad-mouthed the Cambridge police, I thought. He thinks he can humor me and then get rid of me.” said the terse talk focused on Brewer’s book - “Scorpions for Breakfast: My Fight Against Special Interests, Liberal Media and Cynical Politicos to Secure America’s Border.” The book, which was released in November, describes a June 2010 Oval Office meeting between Obama and Brewer aimed at diffusing conflicts surrounding Arizona’s controversial state immigration law and the administration’s immigration policy. At the time, the White House called it a “good meeting,” while Brewer’s staff said it was “cordial.” But Brewer paints a much different picture in her book. Brewer complains in “Scorpions for Breakfast” that she and her staff were treated coldly by White House aides, prevented from taking pictures in the holding room outside the Oval Office and that their cell phones and cameras were “confiscated” by Secret Service. “Too bad we weren’t illegal aliens, or we could have sued them,” she writes. During her meeting with the president, Brewer said Obama was “condescending” and professorial, “lecturing” on his efforts to promote comprehensive immigration reform. “It wasn’t long before I realized I was hearing the president’s stump speech,” she said. “Only I was supposed to listen without talking. Did he care to hear the view from the actual scene at the border? Did the opinions and observations of the people of Ari-

read the book. He said he read the excerpt.” Obama told Brewer “that he didn’t feel that I had treated him cordially,” Brewer said. “I said I was sorry he felt that way but I didn’t get my sentence finished. “Anyway, we’re glad he’s here. I’ll regroup,” she added. A senior administration official later told reporters that Obama’s comments were in response to Brewer’s request for another one-on-one meeting. “The governor handed the president a letter and said she was inviting him to meet with her. The president said he’d be glad to meet with her again, but did note that after their last meeting, a cordial discussion in the Oval Office, the governor inaccurately described the meeting in her book,” the official told reporters, on condition of anonymity. Brewer, who said in her letter to Obama that she wanted to discuss “Arizona’s comeback” with him, did not attend the presidential event at a Phoenix factory today. But she did make several subsequent media appearances to talk about her tarmac encounter. In an interview with KFYI radio in Phoenix, Brewer said Obama was “somewhat thin-skinned and a little tense, to say the least.” “I was very surprised. I was taken aback. I really was,” she said. “I was shocked by the sternness of it all.”


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Federal spending on illegal aliens amounts to $29 billion, finds Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration on U.S. Taxpayers. The lion’s share of the costs of illegal immigration is borne by state and local taxpayers an estimated $84.2 billion. In 18 states, expenditures on illegal aliens exceeded the size of those states’ budget deficits in FY 2009. Among the key findings of The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration on U.S. Taxpayers: The $113 billion in outlays for services and benefits to illegal aliens and their families represents an average cost to native-headed households of $1,117 a year. Because the burdens of illegal immigration are not evenly distributed, the costs are much higher in states with large illegal alien populations. Education for the children of illegal aliens represents the single largest public expenditure at an annual cost of $52 billion. Nearly all of that cost is absorbed by state and local governments. The federal government recoups about one-third of its share of the costs of illegal immigration in the form of taxes collected. States, which bear a much greater share of the costs, recoup a mere 5 percent of their expenditures from taxes paid by illegal aliens. Granting amnesty to illegal aliens, as President Obama and others propose, would not significantly increase tax revenues generated by current illegal aliens. However, over time, amnesty would dramatically increase public costs as newly-legalized aliens

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5 hits, misses at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

By Justin Hyde | Yahoo! Autos In the wake of two hectic days of previews for the Detroit auto show, featuring 5,000 reporters ogling some 40-odd new models from around the world, one thought stands out: Go bold or go home. The best new models and concepts started with strong ideas and identities that came through at a glance. The weakest shared a lack of unique vision — too many parts that looked like they were swiped from better vehicles. The good news? Four of the five best will hit the road — while the majority of the worst will remain safely confined to the auto show circuit.

1. Ford Fusion

Like anything popular, midsize sedans can get boring fast. The new Fusion, which Ford will sell in other countries as the Mondeo, looks anything but. Ford managed to give the Fusion better fuel economy for similar power; the interior also takes a leap ahead. No new concept drew as much attention.

4. Lexus LF-LC

I spent 20 minutes at the auto show just staring at the Lexus LF-LC, a concept roadster Lexus isn’t expected to build. It’s a shame, because it’s the rare piece of complex, modern automotive design that works as a whole piece. Put this body with the engine from the Lexus LFA supercar, and you’d have a classic.

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2. Acura NSX

It’s rare to get a true “supercar” concept at any show, and rarer still from Honda’s luxury arm, which has suffered from a run of disappointing models. The hybrid drive of the NSX concept was the only major break with the tradition set by the original — and Honda vows it will build something very close to this in three years.

General Motors’ new compact luxury sedan took thousands of engineering man-hours to assemble, including numerous trips to Germany’s famed Nürburgring track for chassis tuning and new engines, because GM wanted an honest competitor to the BMW 3 Series. On paper, they got it.

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can divorce make you sick? Continues from page 3

Demi Moore is facing health concerns in the wake of her split. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage) said Moore’s rep in a statement earlier this week. A flurry of unconfirmed reports suggest her “exhaustion” is code for

ful to health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, being overweight or drinking heavily, according to the report. One 2006 study found that middle-

therapist and author of The Breakup Bible. “Sleep and one’s ability to eat may be impacted by the sorrow and stress, [which in turn] may affect your overall health and cause you to get very run down.” A painful split is also grounds for a relapse of bad habits. Eating disorders, long-under control, may resurface in times of stress. Most notable, substance abuse is found in higher rates for women during a divorce than men, according to a WHO World Mental Health study. Moore has touted her clean living lifestyle in the years after her early ‘80s rehab stint but anyone who has suffered from drug addiction knows the threat of relapse hovers in times of transition. “Demi Moore is a recovering addict so for someone like her a divorce may indeed produce a relapse,” Sussman tells Shine. “Addicts turn to substances for a variety of reasons including the need to mollify pain. It’s a poor

“Demi Moore is a recovering addict so for someone like her a divorce may indeed produce a relapse,” Sussman tells Shine. “Addicts turn to substances for a variety of reasons including the need to mollify pain. It’s a poor coping mechanism and will often produce the opposite effect than the one you are looking for.” substance abuse and malnourishment. An eating disorder, a late-night 911 call, a seizure, a nitrous oxide binge, are the whispers around the web. There’s less talk about how the very public breakup of her marriage could be at the heart of her health problems. Not surprisingly, the effects of a broken heart take a physical toll. A review released this month by University of Arizona researchers found that divorced adults are at a higher risk of an early death than married adults. The effects of a split can be as harm-

aged women, in particular, are at a greater risk of cardiovascular disease than married women of the same age. Cancer and mobility issues have also been linked to the after-effects of a long-term romantic separation. But in the initial days and months after a divorce, the mental health risks are most threatening . “When you are processing the ending of a marriage you are overcome with a variety of complex emotions-sorrow, anger, shame, fear,” explains Rachel Sussman, a licensed psycho-

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coping mechanism and will often produce the opposite effect than the one you are looking for.” While the WHO study found more women using substances as band-aids during divorce, men were more likely to become isolated and depressed. Kutcher might not be the shining example of that statistic. While Moore battles her demons, Kutcher’s been parading around Brazil’s fashion week and sucking on coconuts for his twitter followers.

How Black History Month Began The story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. That September, the Harvard-trained historian Carter G. Woodson and the prominent minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), an organization dedicated to researching and promoting achievements by black Americans and other peoples of African descent. Known today as the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), the group sponsored a national Negro History week in 1926, choosing the second week of February to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. By the late 1960s, thanks in part to the Civil Rights Movement and a growing awareness of black identity, Negro History Week had evolved into Black History Month on many college campuses. President Gerald R. Ford officially recognized Black History Month in 1976, calling upon the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”

One Day Only! WWI Exhibit SATURDAY, February 4, 2012 MARCH FIELD AIR MUSEUM

March Field Air Museum is hosting a visit of the “Honoring Our History World War I Traveling Gallery” on Saturday, February 4th from 10-4PM. Housed in a customized 18-wheel “big rig” truck, the gallery features a variety of artifacts, videos, an authentic walk-through trench that simulates the war environment, audio tracks, headlines and historical descriptions. It allows visitors the chance to experience the tight conditions of trench warfare, see the relatively primitive tools, weapons, equipment and uniforms, amid sounds and sights of war 100 years ago. After recently seeing the movie “War Horse” museum director Patricia Korzec is anxious to experience walking through the simulated trench. “The intensity of trench warfare was so vivid in the movie that I feel the need to learn more about it. I hope this part of the exhibit will offer me a deeper understanding of the experiences of these brave warriors.” This exhibit will be staged in the museum parking lot museum at 22550 Van Buren Blvd in Riverside. Hours of operation for this exhibit are 10-4PM.

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San Diego - The Maritime Museum is building an exact replica of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo’s flagship, the San Salvador. It was the ship which first sailed into San Diego Harbor as part of the Spanish exploration of the West Coast. During construction, it can be visited on Harbor Drive near the airport. When completed, it will be on exhibit as part of the Museum’s fleet of historic ships and, from time to time, will sail along the California coast. Fun facts: Its estimated date for completion is November, 2013. The

and the New Children’s Museum; The Museum of Contemporary Art and Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institute of Oceanography in La Jolla; LUX Art Institute and the San Diego Botanical Garden in Encinitas; 13 world-class facilities like the Mingei International Museum, the Museum of Photographic Arts, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center and Museum of Art in Balboa Park. Passes can be obtained at any Macy’s store in San Diego County or neighboring Temecula and El Centro. For a complete list of participating museums, visit San Francisco - On February 11th., the California Academy of Sciences

opens Animal Attraction, in its Steinhart Aquarium. It will feature eighteen tanks focusing on mate selection, animal attraction, sex and reproduction. It highlights strategies that animals and plants have developed to attract partners assuring their genes are passed along to the next generation. The California Academy of Sciences also houses the Morrison Planetarium and Kimball Natural History Museum. To learn more, call 1-415-379-8000 or logon to online to www.calacademy. org. Safe travels and enjoy the journey… Howard Hian

cost is $6 million and it will weigh 200 tons including 175,000 pounds of lead for ballast (Cabrillo used rocks!). Nine different types of wood will be used in its construction. More can be found at; go to the San Salvador page. Note: They are looking for volunteers to help build the ship. Throughout the month, 40 San Diego area museums, cultural attractions and historical sites will be offering half-price admission for up to four guests. Some of those included are the USS Midway, the Maritime Museum


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wave of an expected surge of reinforcements originally ordered by George W. Bush and increased by Barack Obama. [209] In mid-February, it was announced that 17,000 additional troops would be deployed to the country in two brigades and additional support troops; the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade of about 3,500 from the 7,000 Marines, and the 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, a Stryker Brigade with about 4,000 of the 7,000 U.S. Army soldiers.[210] The U.S. commander in Afghanistan, General David McKiernan, had called for as many as 30,000 additional troops, effectively doubling the number of troops currently in the country

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Afghanistan has suffered extensive human rights violations over the last twenty years. The subsequent war between foreign-backed militia factions brought extensive abuses by the armed factions vying for power. When the Taliban controlled Afghanistan it was notorious for human rights abuses against women. A U.N. official said the Taliban committed war crimes of the same type as the ones committed in Bosnia in the 1990s. According to a 55-page report by the United Nations, the Taliban, while trying to consolidate control over northern and western Afghanistan, committed systematic massacres against civilians. U.N. officials stated that there had been “15 massacres” between 1996 and 2001. They also said that “[t]hese have been highly systematic and they all lead back to the [Taliban] Ministry of Defense or to Mullah Omar himself.” The Taliban especially targeted people of Shia religious or Hazara ethnic background. Upon taking Mazar-i-Sharif in 1998, about 4,000 civilians were executed by the Taliban and many more reported tortured. The documents also reveal the role of Arab and Pakistani support troops in these killings. Bin Laden’s so-called 055 Brigade was responsible for mass-killings of Afghan civilians. The report by the United Nations quotes eyewitnesses in many villages describing Arab fighters carrying long knives used for slitting throats and skinning people. In Afghanistan women and girls today suffer high levels of violence and discrimination and have poor access to justice and education, Human Rights Watch concluded in a December 2009 report. One recent nationwide survey of levels of violence against Afghan women found that 52 percent of respondents experienced physical violence, and 17 percent reported sexual violence. Yet because of social and legal obstacles to accessing justice, few women and girls report violence to the authorities. These barriers are particularly formidable in rape cases. UNICEF estimates that more than 80 percent of females lack access to education centers. Female literacy is 10%.

According to a report by the United Nations, the Taliban were responsible for 76% of civilian casualties in Afghanistan in 2009. The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIGRC) called the Taliban’s terrorism against the Afghan civilian population a war crime. Religious leaders condemned Taliban terrorist attacks and said these kinds of attacks are against Islamic ethics. According to Amnesty International, the Taliban commit war crimes by targeting civilians, including killing teachers, abducting aid workers and burning school buildings. Amnesty International said that up to 756 civilians were killed in 2006 by bombs, mostly on roads or carried by suicide attackers belonging to the Taliban. During the conflict, NATO has alleged that the Taliban have used civilians as human shields. As an example, NATO pointed to the victims of NATO air strikes in Farah province in May 2009, during which the Afghan government claims up to 150 civilians were killed. NATO stated that it had evidence that the Taliban forced civilians into buildings likely to be targeted by NATO aircraft involved in the battle. US Lieutenant Colonel Greg Julian, a spokesman for General McKiernan, NATO’s Afghanistan commander, said of the Taliban’s tactics, “This was a deliberate plan by the Taliban to create a civilian casualty crisis. These were not human shields; these were human sacrifices. We have intelligence that points to this.” (NATO has not provided this intelligence to the public.) The increase in Taliban power has also led to increased human rights violations against women in Afghanistan, according to the U.S. State Department.

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