Archive for December, 2009

Love

Posted in Uncategorized on December 29, 2009 by Frizz
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Peace on Earth

Posted in Uncategorized on December 26, 2009 by Frizz

Thanks to my good friend Buddy for bringing this video to my attention.

Get pregnant and go to jail…..

Posted in Uncategorized on December 23, 2009 by Frizz

How dare U.S. hero’s have sexual urges in the desert.

Tue Dec 22, 3:27 pm ET

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The U.S. military commander in northern Iraq defended on Tuesday a new policy imposing strict penalties, including possible jail time, for troops who become pregnant or get other soldiers pregnant.

“In this 22,000-soldier task force, I need every soldier I’ve got, especially since we are facing a drawdown of forces during our mission,” Major General Tony Cucolo, who commands U.S. soldiers in northern Iraq, said in a statement.

Cucolo’s new directive, issued last month when he took command, lays out a long list of activities that could lead to court martial or criminal charges, from gambling to stealing historical artifacts, and applies only to his command.

The clause about pregnancy has garnered the most attention, affecting seven soldiers under Cucolo’s command, according to military spokesman Major Jeff Allen. The command includes 1,682 female soldiers, Allen said.

There are some 115,000 U.S. troops in Iraq, a number set to drop to about 50,000 by the end of August next year as the U.S. military ends combat operations. Under a deal with Iraq, a full withdrawal of U.S. troops is due by the end of 2011.

U.S. Central Command rules do not prohibit “sexual contact between consenting, single service members.”

“I wanted to encourage my soldiers to think before they acted, and understand their behavior and actions have consequences — all of their behavior.

“I consider the male soldier as responsible for taking a soldier out of the fight just as responsible as the female soldier who must redeploy,” Cucolo said.

Allen said Cucolo “takes each case on its own merits, considering each set of circumstances before deciding on punishment.”

He said such punishment could, in the most serious case, include jail time. But soldiers violating the rule so far have received letters of reprimand.

In a statement to ABC News, Cucolo said he would not resort to using the court martial for such cases.

“I see absolutely no circumstance where I would punish a female soldier by court martial for a violation … I fully intend to handle these cases through lesser disciplinary action,” he wrote, according to the ABC report.

“White Wine in the Sun

Posted in YouTube with tags , , , , , on December 20, 2009 by Frizz

A friend of mine sent this to me via Facebook. I have never heard of Tim Minchin before, and enjoyed this quite a bit.

Green Party…..Really?

Posted in Stuff with tags , , , on December 12, 2009 by Frizz

Got this email today. I’m disappointed.

Green Giving Ideas

The holiday season is here.  Many Greens are looking for ways to celebrate the holidays while still living simply. We’ve got some great ideas for alternative holiday giving that can help the Green Party AND give you a good feeling during the holidays.

Request Donations to the Green Party
Ask your friends and relatives to donate to the Green Party instead of purchasing a gift for you.  You can even send them this email and they can use the donate button below.   We’ll put donations to good use by holding campaign schools, helping with ballot access drives, and spreading the Green message.

Donate in Honor of Your Favorite Candidate (or in honor of anyone else)
What better way to honor someone during the holiday season.  We’ll send your honoree a note about your gift.

Buy Green Merchandise
Bumper stickers, buttons, folding totebags and jar openers make great stocking stuffers. T-shirts in small sizes make great gifts for kids!  100% cotton, union-made long-sleeve t-shirts are back in all sizes! Hooded sweatshirts and Sunflower t-shirt are still 20-25% off!   You can buy merchandise here.

Donate in Memory of a Loved One
This time of the year brings back memories of loved ones.   This is a great way to remember your loved one AND give the gift that helps us grow the Green Party.

Give Green Party Merchandise Gift Certificates
Don’t know what to get your favorite Green?  A gift certificate is the perfect way to let them choose. You can get a gift certificate here.

Re-Gift
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Buy an Extra Book of Stamps
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Posted in Uncategorized on December 6, 2009 by Frizz

Posted in Uncategorized on December 6, 2009 by Frizz