General Tommy Franks On Leadership

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Recently, I had the opportunity to work with General Tommy Franks (retired), former head of U.S. Central Command, a role that effectively put him in charge of all U.S. military operations in 25 countries, from Egypt to Central Asia. In his role, Franks acquired a reputation for no-nonsense, practical leadership and genuine care for those […]


How To Send Care Packages To Troops Overseas

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Care packages for troops on duty overseas are not only needed, but are still the best way to say ‘thank you’. While most basic needs of troops are already provided for, there are always certain items that are in short supply. For example, prepaid phone cards are the best and most useful things to send […]


Ways To Connect To Troops

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Serving in the military is one thing, but serving the military is another. When the troops go and fight for our freedom they count on our support. Things like morale are one of the highest concerns to keep going along with a distinct connection to friends and family. In the field or even at the […]


A Military Tribute

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It is truly beyond my abilities to express my gratitude and give my thanks to the military for their service to the world as they fight for our freedom. It is my hope that the following tribute will in part do that. We are at war! While we enjoy our comfortable homes, food on the […]


Company Helps You Brighten A Soldier S Day

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It is a time-honored tradition to send care packages to soldiers overseas. But with increased security concerns and reams of red tape to go through, sending a package to military personnel can be a daunting task. However, one company is doing its best to make it easy for any American to send care packages year-round […]


For Troops Goodie Bags Are A Hit Any Time Of Year

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“Gone but not forgotten,” was a phrase often used during the Vietnam War to let soldiers who were prisoners there know that they were still remembered by their U.S. families. Today, Deborah Crane, president and founder of Treats for Troops, has made it her company’s mission to let the thousands of military men and women […]


Love Your Espresso

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Has this ever happened to you? You are thinking one day that what the world needs is a new widget, or mouse trap, or whatever. Before you even get around to developing a business plan, somebody Elsi has beaten you to the punch. This is what happened to me a couple of times. Once it […]


Murtha Right Bush Lies

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DETROIT — Privately, President George W. Bush is having a political panic attack as he retreats to his cocoon, seeking comfort from his nannies. Babs, his mommy, wife Laura, Condi Rice and Karen Hughes serve as his ladies in waiting, assuring our courageous leader that the boo-boos he gets on his head will get better […]


Is Bush Ready To Cut And Run In Iraq

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DETROIT — We are living under a regime that has made war and torture highly profitable for a handful of scummy corporations and individuals. That’s the way the Busheviks like doing business, keeping their dirtiest deeds in the hands of for-profit surrogates. Openness and accountability — hallmarks of a free society — have no place […]


Scare Tactics And The Art Of War

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Fear and anxiety have been crucial elements in any general’s strategy since the dawn of time. The Assyrian empire was reputedly formed through the use of generous amounts of terror and brutality. The Spartans struck such terror in their enemies that their forces often won their wars with other Greek city states simply by arriving […]


Why Democrats Should Fund The War

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Democrats will be making a profound mistake if they follow through on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s insistence that the party will refuse to provide any funding for the war in Iraq, absent some benchmarks for withdrawal of our troops at least by September 2008. To be sure, as everyone knows, the American people quite […]


When At War What Our Troops Want Is The Election Issue

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Watching the Towers Fall and Moving Beyond Stuck-On-Stupid! Watching the twin towers of the World Trade Center come down, live on TV, had a profound affect on many Americans including this baby boomer. Probably due to age, serious motivation to join the Ohio Army Reserve did not develop, however, until 2004 when I was fifty […]


Supporting Our Troops We Re Behind Them No Matter What

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The United States military is the strongest and most disciplined military in the world. The troops in the U.S. military have fought and died for many of the freedoms that we enjoy today. Without our troops we would not have independence at all, because they rose up against the tyrannical reign of the British government […]


Wife Of A Deployed Veteran Partners With Video Gamers

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An unlikely partnership between the wife of a deployed National Guardsmen and video gamers across America has been created to support the troops. Molly Johnson, who is best likened to a human dynamo, has been working tirelessly to involve video gamers in the support of U.S. servicemen and their families. “I know that early adopters […]


The Past And Present Of Pattaya Thailand

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The word “Pattaya” was originated long time ago. In 1767, while Phraya Tak was the King rulers of Khampaengpetch province aware that the former capital would be captured by the Burmese Invaders, since the troops fighting against they were getting too weak to fight against the invaders. Due to the fact that Phraya Tak decided […]


What About The Risk In Buying Iraqi Dinars

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Is it a risky business, buying dinars? Of course there is some risk involved. Normally, the higher the gains, the more risk. But in this case… hmmm, difficult to say. Let me just give you some scenario’s to get you started and make up your own mind. You don’t let me tell you what to […]