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GAO-19-27, Drug Control: DOD Should Improve Its Oversight of the National Guard Counterdrug Program, January 17, 2019

What GAO Found The Department of Defense (DOD) lacks current strategy and guidance to implement the National Guard counterdrug program. Although a number of key national-level strategies, such as...
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Mexico Congress backs National Guard, weakens military role

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The lower house of Mexico’s Congress has passed a measure creating a National Guard — but it weakens controversial proposals to give the military a greater formal role in policing. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Thursday he’s not satisfied with the bill that passed the night before and hopes the […]
Tags: News, Congress, Mexico, Ap, Nation, Mexico City, National Guard, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Mexico Congress


Hawkish establishment goes after Tulsi Gabbard

This year it seems every Democrat with a minimum of name recognition is considering running for president. For the party, the surge of enthusiasm comes with a few risks. The biggest is a messy intra-party fight. And so far, the worst sign of the consequences of that conflict is the early effort to torpedo the nascent campaign of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii. Gabbard isn’t like the Democrats’ typical candidates. But she’s not one of the restive moderates or the activist socialists, either. On clo...
Tags: California, Opinion, Iraq, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, Editorials, West Bank, Lausd, Donald Trump, Bashar Al Assad, Democratic Party, Obama Clinton, National Guard, Tulsi Gabbard


Pentagon Extends Military’s Role In US-Mexico Border Mission

WASHINGTON (AP) — The military is taking on a new and extended role on the U.S.-Mexico border, the Pentagon said Monday. At the request of the Department of Homeland Security, the Pentagon agreed to provide personnel to operate security cameras and to lay about 150 miles (240 kilometers) of concertina wire between official ports of entry, officials said. The military also will continue to fly aircraft in support of Customs and Border Protection personnel. “DOD is transitioning its support at t...
Tags: News, Washington, Mexico, US, Ap, Dhs, Pentagon, Customs, Dod, Border Protection, National Guard, Pat Shanahan, Summer Concepcion, Acting Defense, Department of Homeland Security the Pentagon


25 years after the Northridge earthquake, another one could hit ‘any time.’ Are we safer?

A quarter century has passed, but David Miller will never forget the sound. “It was like there was a freight train under my house,” he said, recalling the moment 25 years ago Thursday, Jan. 17, when the Earth’s plates suddenly slipped along a previously unknown fault 11 miles beneath his Prairie Street home in Northridge. Firefighters work to free trapped residents at the Northridge Meadows Apartments on Reseda Blvd in Northridge CA. (Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Firefighters examine the ...
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Dennis McCarthy: From the rubble of the Northridge earthquake, the best of humanity shined

Jan 17, 1994 – 4:30 a.m. – one minute before a massive 6.7 earthquake rocked our world. Mitch Schuster is standing at an elevator outside the emergency room at Northridge Hospital waiting for an orderly to take his pregnant wife, Vicki, to the delivery room upstairs. She’s in a world of pain and Mitch is losing patience waiting. The elevator door opens and he begins to wheel his wife in, but changes his mind at the last moment. He’ll give the orderly another minute. A young resident sits on th...
Tags: News, La, Angels, Sport, Soccer, Charles Dickens, Red Cross, Local News, Lapd, Lucy Jones, Mitch, Frontier, Northridge, Dwp, Valley, National Guard


Russian court rejects National Guard chief’s slander lawsuit

MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Moscow has rejected a slander lawsuit the head of Russia’s National Guard brought against an opposition leader who had alleged wide-scale corruption in the guard. Gen. Viktor Zolotov, a longtime bodyguard for Russian President Vladimir Putin, had sought a retraction and 1 million rubles (about $15,000) from opposition leader […]
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Ap, Nation, Moscow, National Guard, Gen Viktor Zolotov


Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard Says She Will Run For President In 2020

Democratic Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii is running for president in 2020.Gabbard revealed her decision on Friday in an interview with CNN. She said she will make a formal announcement within the next week."There are a lot of reasons for me to make this decision,” Gabbard said. “There are a lot of challenges that are facing the American people that I'm concerned about and that I want to help solve.”Gabbard was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2012 to represent Hawaii’s ...
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Louisiana court: Online anonymity doesn’t shield lawyers from ethical obligations

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Louisiana court: Online anonymity doesn’t shield lawyers from ethical obligation Office water coolers used to be gathering places where people discussed current events and caught up on office gossip. But, like many other time-honored traditions, even water cooler conversations have been affected by technology. Certainly these in-office discussions still occur, but much of the day-to-day discours...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Supreme Court, Law, Court, Social Media, Ethics, Web/Tech, Nopd, Louisiana, Thomson Reuters, Aba, ABA Journal, Gill Pratt, National Guard, Jefferson


Mexican president backtracks on military-led National Guard

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s public security secretary says the new administration has listened to the public’s concerns about the proposed National Guard and will place it under civilian authority. Alfonso Durazo told lawmakers in Mexico’s lower legislative chamber Friday that President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has changed his mind about the formation of the […]
Tags: News, Mexico, Ap, Nation, Mexico City, National Guard, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Alfonso Durazo


Mexico looks to recruit 50,000 to National Guard

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador used his first news conference of 2019 to start recruitment for his new National Guard, which will become the country’s primary security force. Lopez Obrador says the government hopes to recruit about 50,000 civilians to add to the guard’s initial composition of military personnel and […]
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#Saudi Prince's Allies Retain Jobs in Post-Khashoggi Shake-Up - Bloomberg

Saudi Prince's Allies Retain Jobs in Post-Khashoggi Shake-Up - Bloomberg:Saudi Arabia kept key supporters of Mohammed Bin Salman in their cabinet jobs and brought in some new ones, in the first major government shake-up since the kingdom and its crown prince became the focus of an outcry over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.The ministers of finance, energy, economy and trade -- senior members of the crown prince’s team -- retained their positions in an overhaul announced on Thursday, when a serie...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, Salman, National Guard, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Jamal Khashoggi, Post Khashoggi Shake Up Bloomberg, Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz


Police, protesters clash again in Tunisia over unemployment

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Protesters have clashed with police for a third consecutive night in Tunisia after a journalist set himself on fire and died to denounce the economic problems engulfing the North African nation. National Guard spokesman Housameddine Jebabli said Thursday that protests took place in six different towns including Kasserine, in west central […]
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Special Report: Oil output goes AWOL in Venezuela as soldiers run PDVSA

The career military officer, who for the past year has been boss at the troubled state-owned oil company, was at no ordinary mass. "This place of peace and spirituality," read a release by the Oil Ministry that was later scrubbed from its web site, "was the site of prayer by workers for the recovery of production of the industry." President Nicolas Maduro turned heads in November 2017 when he named a National Guard general with no oil experience to lead PDVSA [PDVSA.UL]. Aside from beseeching...
Tags: Science, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, National Guard, PDVSA, Quevedo


Government Shutdowns and getting paid.

I was on another forum and ran across a thread where the following comment was made: "The very best part could be when the shutdown ends would be if Trump declined retroactive pay for the employees that were furlowed (sic)." This pops up everytime a government "shut down" occurs. I will admit, I am torn on this. I always have been; even more so now. I just got a Title 5 job as an IT tech supporting the National Guard. I took a massive pay cut (about 20%) to enter this position. I am by no m...
Tags: Congress, Weapon, Political News and Discussion, Trump, Federal, EBT, National Guard, Pelosi, Schumer, Treasury Dept, Capital Building, ALL Congressional


Despite Dem’s Attempted Murphy Mag Fix, Law Still Bans Cops from Standard Gun Mags

By Evan F. Nappen, Attorney at Law NJ Governor Phil Murphy ~ “stupid is as stupid does” New Jersey – -(AmmoLand.com)- New Jersey Cops were surprised to discover that under the Governor Murphy Mag Ban they too could not possess any magazine over ten rounds while off-duty. Usually, anti-gun Democrats exempt police from such laws meant to control the peasants. How did this happen?It happened because of the legacy of the law created by New Jersey’s original 1990 Florio Mag Ban. Even though the M...
Tags: Guns, New Jersey, Murphy, National Guard, Florio, Phil Murphy, Gun Rights News, Armed Forces of the United States, Only Ones, Emphasis, Magazine Bans, Evan Nappen, Murphy Administration, Evan F Nappen, New Jersey Cops, Murphy Mag Ban


Charity pays off house of Utah mayor killed in Afghanistan

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The family of a Utah mayor killed while serving in the National Guard in Afghanistan will have one less financial worry this holiday season after a charity paid off their mortgage. Brent Taylor’s widow, Jennie Taylor, said Thursday on “Fox & Friends” that she had been worried about supporting the […]
Tags: Utah, News, Ap, Afghanistan, Nation, Salt Lake City, National Guard, Fox Friends, Brent Taylor, Jennie Taylor


21st Century Air National Guard

Lieutenant General L. Scott Rice is the Director, Air National Guard (ANG), the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. He is responsible for formulating, developing and coordinating all policies, plans and programs affecting more than 107,600 Air Guard members and civilians in more than 90 wings and 175 geographically separated units across 213 locations throughout the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands. Rice is a command pilot with more than 4,300 hours in the F-1...
Tags: Europe, Leadership, Congress, California, Washington, Germany, Russia, Defense, US, America, Department Of Defense, Ukraine, People, Canada, Military, United States


GAO-19-109, National Guard: Office of Complex Investigations Should Update Policies to Require Additional Documentation for Sexual Assault Cases, December 12, 2018

What GAO Found The National Guard Bureau's (NGB) Office of Complex Investigations (OCI) was established in 2012 to conduct administrative investigations into allegations of sexual assault that...
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Russian National Guard chief sues opposition leader Navalny

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s National Guard chief has filed a lawsuit against opposition leader Alexei Navalny after challenging him to a duel. Gen. Viktor Zolotov, a longtime bodyguard of President Vladimir Putin, sought 1 million rubles (about $15,000) from Navalny, whom he accused of slander. The lawsuit stems from a report by Navalny report alleging […]
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Ap, Moscow, Alexei Navalny, National Guard, Navalny, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Viktor Zolotov, Russian National Guard


Costa Rica abolished its army in 1949 and thereafter enjoyed the best per-capita GDP growth in the region

In 1948, Costa Rica weathered a civil war, and in 1949, they abolished their military. Since then, Costa Rica has emerged as the Central American success story, more politically stable and richer than its neighbors. In a research paper, researchers from the Universidad de Costa Rica Observatorio de Desarrollo deploy "synthetic control estimates" to try to see how much of Costa Rica's growth can be attributed to eliminating military spending: they find that between 1950-2010, annual growth i...
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National Guard called in as snow, ice paralyze much of Southeast

The same winter storm that dumped heavy rains on Los Angeles last week is unleashing heavy snows and ice as it heads east.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Los Angeles, Usa Today, Southeast, National Guard


Powerful Snowstorm Makes Travel Treacherous In North Carolina

A major storm has been hammering parts of the South, including North Carolina, where the governor declared a state of emergency. The National Guard is assisting stranded drivers.
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Powerful Snow Storm Makes Travel Treacherous In North Carolina

A major snow storm has been hammering parts of the South, including North Carolina, where the governor declared a state of emergency. The National Guard is assisting stranded drivers.
Tags: News, North Carolina, South, National Guard




Devo's open letter on "Drowning in a Devolved World"

Robbo writes, "Gerald Casale, founder of DEVO, has written an open letter in response to the band being inducted into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame." Casale was an SDS activist who was present at the Kent State massacre and who was friends with the students who were murdered by the National Guard there. He describes how his hope for an society that evolved toward a better world soured with the conviction that the world was devolving, thanks to the "encroaching fusion of technological advan...
Tags: Post, Music, News, America, Kent State, National Guard, Rock N Roll, Devo, Robbo, Rodney Dangerfields, Casale, Gerald Casale, Late Stage Capitalism, Eschatology Watch, Are We Not Men, Devolved World


Persistent Engagement

In October 2018, Airman Magazine sat down for a conversation with Maj. Gen. Robert J. Skinner, Twenty-fourth Air Force commander; Air Forces Cyber commander and Joint Force Headquarters-Cyber commander, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. He is responsible for providing Air Force component and combatant commanders with trained and ready cyber forces to plan, direct and execute global cyberspace operations. jQuery(document).ready...
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Mexico's great gamble: 'Trump plays poker, but Lopez Obrador plays chess'  

It has been the strangest of courtships, between the ultimate unlikely couple. On one side sits Donald Trump, the bombastic and erratic “America First” nationalist who seized the White House from the gilded realm of Trump Tower. On the other Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, a veteran Left-winger who started his political career sleeping on the floor of mud huts in impoverished rural Mexico, before rising to challenge big oil companies and fight for a global compact of social justice. They have excha...
Tags: Twitter, New York, News, Mexico, White House, Americas, US, Mexico City, Enrique Peña Nieto, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Latin America, Cabinet, Buenos Aires, Bolivia, Chiapas


Study sheds light on alcohol misuse among never-deployed reservists

In a study of 174 Army Reserve and National Guard soldiers who hadn't been deployed, University at Buffalo researchers found that more negative non-deployment emotions were associated with a range of alcohol use outcomes.
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Trump Is Expected To Extend U.S. Troops' Deployment To Mexico Border Into January

The move would extend the rare deployment of active-duty troops at the U.S.-Mexico border, rather than National Guard soldiers and personnel.(Image credit: Rodrigo Abd/AP)
Tags: News, Mexico, National Guard