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There was a time, a long time in fact, when the best possible stateside duty a Marine could hope for was Marine Corps Air Station El Toro in Orange County.
June 26, 2007, 10:28 am 1 comments in the last 7 days.
This is a special in-depth report on the situation in one part of Afghanistan, the Helmand Province, which is in this historic nation's southwest region. Helmand may well typify this land of war, opium poppies, hunger and promise. Zmarial presents an extremely comprehensive account of this area; a region of drug lords and war lords mixed with a prospect of eventual peace.
January 2, 2013, 3:56 pm 1 comments in the last 7 days.
Reports persist about US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton having been injured in a recent plane crash kept secret from the public because it happened in Iran.
August 22, 2016, 7:20 pm 1 comments in the last 7 days.
Last Friday the Marion County Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Team launched two separate driving campaigns focused to create a safe traveling experience for visitors and residents. Beginning August 19th and ending September 5th, deputies will be working our roadways focusing on impaired and distracted driving.
July 29, 2008, 4:14 am 1 comments in the last 7 days.
The sound of afterburners from fighter jets soaring into the California sky over the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station have been silent for almost a decade. They are replaced by an eerie silence that envelopes the looming buildings and hangars. I have many memories of my time as a Marine at this place and they have been flooding back over the last several days as I've spent time here investigating a massive hazardous waste situation created when the Marines dumped massive amounts of TCE- Trichloroethylene, into the groundwater. Contact with the potent chemical degreaser can quickly turn fatal.
August 22, 2016, 4:20 pm 1 comments in the last 7 days.
The green, green grass of home... Cannabis money is flowing like water in the State of Oregon. In January, Medical marijuana dispensaries started collecting a 25% tax on recreational marijuana sales, and as of July 31, the Department of Revenue has processed $25.5 million in marijuana tax payments. Everybody’s happy, right? In general, yes... but that would exclude the patients of Oregon.
As the White House readies a final desperate push for the unpopular Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, large crowds turned out for “Rock Against the TPP” events in Seattle and Portland. The events were held over the weekend as part of a nationwide protest tour featuring high profile celebrities including actress Evangeline Lilly, hip hop icon Talib Kweli, comedian Hari Kondabolu, and punk band Anti-Flag.
“The Dance of the Dead” is one the best horror/comedy movies of recent years. In contrast, the 18,329 cancer deaths of Marines who were stationed at Camp Lejeune and Camp Pendleton from 1975 until 1985 are a real life horror story and not a laughing matter. In the newly released article, Environmental Health, explains that Dr. Frank Bove, ATSDR toxicologist, and other scientists reported that Lejeune Marines had higher cancer rates than those at Camp Pendleton.
The Salem Hempfest is finally fully budded and ready to harvest. That’s right... it is time to come together in Oregon’s capital city and share information about the plant that brings fuel, food and fiber to the world: hemp. The big event starts Saturday at 11 am and will go through 11 pm, centered in Riverfront Park’s "Hot Boxin" Amphitheater. There will be 25 Bands/DJ's, multiple speakers, vendors, a beer garden, and food booths. Admission is free and it is open to all ages.
In a stunning move that has civil libertarians stuttering with disbelief, the U.S. Senate has just passed a bill that effectively ends the Bill of Rights in America. This bill, passed late last night in a 93-7 vote, declares the entire USA to be a "battleground" upon which U.S. military forces can operate with impunity...