Montel Williams loses his Talk show for supporting our troops on “Fox and Friends”

I wanted to share this post by “From the Left,” posted on Saturday, February 2, 2008:

(See original blog entry here.)

“When TV talk show Montel Williams announced he was closing up shop after seventeen years on the air, most people assumed his decision had to do with his health. Williams has multiple sclerosis. But the end of the popular Montel Williams Show had nothing to with his health.

For just over three minutes on a Saturday morning,Williams made the cardinal error of admonishing the hosts of Fox and Friends for devoting hours of coverage to the death of actor Heath Ledger while ignoring the war in Iraq. Williams, a former Marine and Naval officer, lectured the stunned hosts on the stupidity of their program while U.S. soldiers were dying in Iraq.

It was a spectacle rarely seen on live cable television, as Montel exposed and condemned both tabloid “news” shows and much of American culture for what they have each become: shallow and greedy.

Three minutes into this awkward segment on Fox, one host cut off Montel in order to go to a commercial. Montel did not return after the break. Four days later, after 17 years as a television host, Montel lost his job.” …(when nearly all fox affiliate stations pulled out of their deals to carry his show for next year, following his appearance on Fox and Friends.)

Remember Veterans Today, and Intel announces “largest advance in 40 years” on Monday, 12 November 2007.

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–Visit AmillionThanks.org this Veteran’s Day and send a little love and appreciation to a soldier who needs it.

–AMillionThanks.org is a year-round campaign to show our U.S. Military Men and Women, past and present, our appreciation for their sacrifices, dedication, and service to our country through our letters, emails, cards, prayers, and thoughts.

–Voice of America on this year’s Veteran’s Day in Washington, D.C.

–A nice article about Veteran’s Day’s evolution and troop casualties and injuries over the past Century.

–By Sari N. Kent
Staff Writer: ToTheCenter.com:

–“Intel Corp. is poised to unveil its latest line of microchips, which are already receiving glowing reviews.

According to the Wall Street Journal’s web site, “The company’s latest chips, being formally announced Monday…were built with new manufacturing materials. Intel is building transistors in the chips out of a material called hafnium instead of silicon dioxide, a mainstay of the industry since the 1960s.”

The senior vice president and general manage of Intel’s mobility group is heralding the advance as one of the largest in 40 years.

The Reuters web site further elaborates on the new chips. “Known by the project name Penryn (the first family of 45-nanometer chips in the world), the chips hold little in the way of fundamental design advances but are an important step in continuing the industry’s track record of delivering chips that get smaller and faster every two years or so… Penryn is the ‘tick’ in Intel’s ‘tick-tock’ strategy of shrinking an existing chip design to a smaller size, then following up the next year with an all-new blueprint, known as a microarchitecture.”

With these chips, Intel looks to decrease chip size while increasing its speed. They will be sold under Intel’s Xeon and Core 2 brands and will be able to run software up to 15 percent faster.

The Reuters web site also talked about what this will mean for the future of the company. “It cements Intel’s manufacturing lead over rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD.N: Quote, Profile, Research), which only started making chips on 65 nanometers earlier this year but plans to try to roll out 45 nanometer technology in 2008.””

Air Force completes investigation into “loose nukes” it flew over US.

I just read a good article explaining how the Air Force says it’s soldiers ended up flying a B-52 mounted with six nuclear-armed cruise missiles (each more powerful than 10 Hiroshimas according to the article’s author) from North Dakota to Louisiana on August 29, 2007. Click on these sentences to read it for yourself; very interesting, very sad, and very scary.

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US B-52 “mistakenly” flies 6 live nuclear warheads over central US!!!!

I could not believe this story when I read it today.

….UNBELIEVABLE, –COULD NOT BELIEVE IT WHEN I READ IT, SIMPLY Unacceptable;

In a story first reported by Military Times newspapers, at ArmyTimes.com, and then later at The Washington Post, government officials have confirmed that a crew of US service men and women mistakenly flew 6 nuclear war heads, mounted on cruise missles beneath a “Stratofortress Bomber” from Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota to Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007….

Absolutely unacceptable. No excuse. Not good enough. Embarasing.

What’s worse is, CNN reports that, according to retired US Air Force major General Don Sheppard, “the United States had agreed in a Cold War-era treaty not to fly nuclear weapons. “…”It appears that what happened was this treaty agreement was violated,”

The scary world just keeps getting scarier, maybe Pentagon Press Secretary, Geoff Morrell could tell us why today.