Keep the Money and the Jobs at Home by Buying American Products

All homeowners want to do their remodeling projects as inexpensively as possible—that’s just common sense. Traditionally, this meant buying products and materials made overseas. But it looks like a change in American attitudes is taking place, according to a survey conducted by Consumer Reports. More than 60 percent of all respondents said they would spend […]

Tab for alternate Afghan supply route hits $2.1 billion

ShareThis Tab for alternate Afghan supply route hits $ 2.1 billion 30 Jun 2012 Pakistan’s refusal to let NATO access its ports and roads into Afghanistan has cost the Pentagon more than $ 2.1 billion in extra transportation costs to move supplies and equipment in and out of the country. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told […]

NATO Bypasses Pakistan With New Transport Deals

ShareThis NATO Bypasses Pakistan With New Transport Deals 04 Jun 2012 NATO has concluded agreements with Central Asian nations allowing it to evacuate vehicles and other military equipment from Afghanistan and completely bypass Pakistan, which once provided the main supply route for coalition forces. Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Monday that Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan […]

China fake parts ‘used in US military equipment’

ShareThis China fake parts ‘used in US military equipment’ 21 May 2012 Vast numbers of counterfeit Chinese electronic parts are being used in US military equipment, a key Senate committee has reported. A year-long probe found 1,800 cases of fake parts in US military aircraft, the Senate Armed Services Committee said. More than 70% of […]

The Economics of Incarceration

The Intel Hub Nile Bowie February 6, 2012 For anyone paying attention, there is no shortage of issues that fundamentally challenge the underpinning moral infrastructure of American society and the values it claims to uphold. Under the conceptual illusion of liberty, few things are more sobering than the amount of Americans who will spend the […]

Army base: ‘No end in sight’ to lockdown while equipment is missing

ShareThis Army base: ‘No end in sight’ to lockdown while equipment is missing –Spokesman: Base confinement is ‘extreme measure of punishment meant to elicit information’ 09 Jan 2012 Some 100 soldiers and unit leaders remained on a restricted lockdown for a sixth day at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state on Monday while Army investigators […]

Local Cops Ready for War With Homeland Security-Funded Military Weapons

ShareThis Local Cops Ready for War With Homeland Security-Funded Military Weapons –Thousands of local police departments nationwide have been amassing stockpiles of military-style equipment in the name of homeland security, aided by more than $ 34 billion in federal grants since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, a Daily Beast investigation conducted by the Center […]

US forces set fire to equipment before leaving Pakistan airbase

ShareThis US forces set fire to equipment before leaving Pakistan airbase –Pakistan set Dec 11 deadline for US to vacate airbase 12 Dec 2011 US personnel set fire to all their redundant equipment before vacating Pakistan’s Shamsi airbase that had been used to launch drone attacks, an official said. The US completed evacuation of the […]

Companies ejected from London arms fair for ‘promoting cluster bombs’

ShareThis Companies ejected from London arms fair for ‘promoting cluster bombs’ –Violation of Oslo accord discovered by MP who calls for action to investigate ‘what other breaches are occurring’ at the fair 16 Sep 2011 The world’s largest arms fair has thrown out two exhibitors after they were found to be promoting cluster munitions that […]

Feds want to require license to drive farm vehicles

A new rule being proposed by the federal Department of Transportation would require farmers to get commercial drivers licenses. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which is a part of DOT, wants to adopt standards that would reclassify all farm vehicles and implements as Commercial Motor Vehicles, officials said. Likewise, the proposal, if adopted, would […]