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Daniel K. Inouye, US senator, dies at 88
Sen. Daniel K. Inouye of Hawaii, a highly decorated World War II combat veteran who used his status as one of the most powerful Democrats in Washington and the second-longest-serving senator in history to send billions of dollars to his home islands ...

The Associated Press: Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii dead at 88
From that moment on it seemed like nothing would stop a determined Daniel K. Inouye, who died Monday after a uniquely American life defined by heroism in war and decades of service in the Senate — and a lifelong love of Hawaii symbolized by his last ...

Sen. Daniel Inouye dies at age 88
Multiple news outlets have reported that Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii), the nation's longest-serving senator, died on Monday at age 88. Inouye's office confirmed the senator's death, saying he passed away of “respiratory complications” on Monday ...

RIP, Senator Daniel Inouye (1924-2012).
This is very sad news: “Democrat Daniel Inouye, the U.S. Senate's most senior member and a Medal of Honor recipient for his bravery during World War II, has died. He was 88.” …yes, the Medal of Honor thing wasn't ever really brought up, much. Here's ...

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Lailani_Biala RT @kept_simple: If you put the story behind Daniel Inouye's Medal of Honor in a movie, it would be dismissed as not believable.

kapowe RT @tobascodagama: Just got home to Hawaii and learned that Senator Daniel Inouye died. He's represented the state literally since before it WAS a state.

linktvnews Hawaiian Sen. Daniel Inouye Dead at 88 http://t.co/S2SLiBfX [VIDEO]

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Dmusee RT @BarackObama: We've lost a true American hero with the passing of Senator Daniel Inouye. Aloha, Danny. -bo

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BRAMSTOCKER RT @ABC: Sen. Dan Inouye Dies; In Office Since '59 http://t.co/z9JXksjc

Lailani_Biala RT @BarackObama: We've lost a true American hero with the passing of Senator Daniel Inouye. Aloha, Danny. -bo

0401mayu ご冥福をお祈りいたします。合掌 [email protected] Sen. Dan Inouye Dies; In Office Since '59 http://t.co/KFpK1g7U

perludicontoh Rest In Peace dear Mr. Senator RT @ABCWorldNews: Sen. Daniel #Inouye of Hawaii Dies at 88 http://t.co/wvTdWFjl

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If the president both vice president die but not done with there term who becomes president and vice president? by Andrew Q: So say like both the president and vice president get shot but there only in there second year But the speaker of the house is on the other party does the party that the president was in before he died choose the next president what happens if something like that would happen

A: The Speaker of the House of Representatives is # 3 in line regardless of the political party. Then the Pro Tem of the Senate Then the Secretary of State. Now what the others are NOT telling you is that the New President, Speaker of the House, would appoint his own Vice President because of a change in the US constitution. Now if The New Vice President is not confirmed by both the House and Senate it would stay open. They or He/She would serve until the next regularly scheduled election. Let me give you the list: President of the USA Barack Obama (D) Vice President of the USA Joe Biden (D) Speaker of the House John Boehner (R) President pro tempore of the Senate Daniel Inouye (D) Secretary of the State Hillary Clinton (D) Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner (I) Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta (D) Attorney General Eric Holder (D) Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar (D) Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack (D) Secretary of Commerce Vacant at this time Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis (D) Secretary of Health & Human Services Kathleen Sebelius (D) Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood (R) Secretary of Energy Steven Chu (D) Secretary of Education Arne Duncan (D) Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki (No declared party affiliation) Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano (D) This order was chosen because this is the order that each cabinet position was created. Now to become president each person would have to meet the requirement set in the Constitution. Once we had a Secretary of State born in Germany. He would not be able to be president. The two that have flipped places is the Speaker of the House and the President pro tempore of the Senate. At one time the President pro tempore of the Senate came before the Speaker. BTW The reason why the President pro tempore of the Senate is on the list is because the Vice President of the USA is the President of the Senate and already in the list. In my personal opinion the the Speaker of the House and the President pro tempore of the Senate should come at the END of the list AFTER the cabinet not between the President, VP and the Cabinet. The Cabinet is usually members of the same party as the President. Many times the the Speaker of the House and the President pro tempore of the Senate are members of the other party. I do not think they should be next. But the list was put together by the Congress (House and Senate) and I think that they wanted their chance to be President. Hope this helps. M

who are the representatives who supported the Iraq invasion? by BEARLIE Q: who are the representatives that supported the iraq invasion? the countries are Britain, Spain, Austraila, and Poland. i have looked all over the intrernet and i cannot for the life of me find their names! could you guys help please???

A: 1. Joseph Wilson 2. Nancy Pelosi 4. President Bill Clinton 5. Howard Dean 8. Wesley Clark 12. Madeleine Albright 13. Sandy Berger 14. James P. Rubin 15. (signers of a petition urging President Clinton to launch missile attacks, at least, at Iraq so that Saddam will comply with sanctions) >> Carl Levin Frank R. Lautenberg Dick Lugar Kit Bond Jon Kyl Chris Dodd John McCain Kay Bailey Hutchison Alfonse D'Amato Bob Kerrey Pete V. Domenici Dianne Feinstein Barbara A. Mikulski Thomas Daschle John Breaux Tim Johnson Daniel K. Inouye Arlen Specter James Inhofe Strom Thurmond Mary L. Landrieu Wendell Ford Chuck Grassley Jesse Helms Rick Santorum 16. Al Gore 17. Robert C. Byrd 18. Dr. Hans Blix 19. Dr. Khidhir Hamza 20. President Bush 21. Colin Powell 22. The 2000 + 2004 Presidential Administrations 23. Senator John D. Rockefeller 24. (signers of a petition written to President Bush, asking him to please remove Saddam from power for reasons of national security) >> Congressman Harold Ford (Democrat, Tennessee) Senator Bob Graham (Democrat, Florida) Congressman Tom Lantos (Democrat, California) Senator Joseph Lieberman (Democrat, Connecticut) Senator Sam Brownback (Republican, Kansas) Senator Jesse Helms (Republican, North Carolina) Congressman Henry Hyde (Republican, Illinois) Senator Trent Lott (Republican, Mississippi) Senator John McCain (Republican, Arizona) Senator Richard Shelby (Republican, Alabama) ------- US Senators who voted YES to authorize the use of United States Armed Forces against Iraq: Allard, Wayne (R-CO) Allen, George (R-VA) Baucus, Max (D-MT) Bayh, Evan (D-IN) Bennett, Robert (R-UT) Biden, Joseph (D-DE) Bond, Christopher (R-MO) Breaux, John (D-LA) Brownback, Sam (R-KS) Bunning, Jim (R-KY) Burns, Conrad (R-MT) Campbell, Ben (R-CO) Cantwell, Maria (D-WA) Carnahan, Jean (D-MO) Carper, Thomas (D-DE) Cleland, Max (D-GA) Clinton, Hillary (D-NY) Cochran, Thad (R-MS) Collins, Susan (R-ME) Craig, Larry (R-ID) Crapo, Michael (R-ID) Daschle, Tom (D-SD) DeWine, Mike (R-OH) Dodd, Christopher (D-CT) Domenici, Pete (R-NM) Dorgan, Byron (D-ND) Edwards, John (D-NC) Ensign, John (R-NV) Enzi, Michael (R-WY) Feinstein, Dianne (D-CA) Fitzgerald, Peter (R-IL) Frist, Bill (R-TN) Gramm, Phil (R-TX) Grassley, Chuck (R-IA) Gregg, Judd (R-NH) Hagel, Chuck (R-NE) Harkin, Tom (D-IA) Hatch, Orrin (R-UT) Helms, Jesse (R-NC) Hollings, Ernest (D-SC) Hutchinson, Tim (R-AR) Hutchison, Kay (R-TX) Inhofe, James (R-OK) Johnson, Tim (D-SD) Kerry, John (D-MA) Kohl, Herb (D-WI) Kyl, Jon (R-AZ) Landrieu, Mary (D-LA) Lieberman, Joseph (D-CT) Lincoln, Blanche (D-AR) Lott, Trent (R-MS) Lugar, Richard (R-IN) McCain, John (R-AZ) McConnell, Mitch (R-KY) Miller, Zell (D-GA) Murkowski, Lisa (R-AK) Nelson, Bill (D-FL) Nelson, Ben (D-NE) Nickles, Don (R-OK) Reid, Harry (D-NV) Roberts, Pat (R-KS) Rockefeller, John (D-WV) Santorum, Rick (R-PA) Schumer, Charles (D-NY) Sessions, Jeff (R-AL) Shelby, Richard (R-AL) Smith, Robert (R-NH) Smith, Gordon (R-OR) Snowe, Olympia (R-ME) Specter, Arlen (R-PA) Stevens, Ted (R-AK) Thomas, Craig (R-WY) Thompson, Fred (R-TN) Thurmond, Strom (R-SC) Torricelli, Robert (D-NJ) Voinovich, George (R-OH) Warner, John (R-VA) US Congressional Representatives who voted YES to authorize the use of United States Armed Forces against Iraq: Ackerman Aderholt Akin Andrews Armey Bachus Baker Ballenger Barcia Barr Bartlett Barton Bass Bentsen Bereuter Berkley Berman Berry Biggert Bilirakis Bishop Blagojevich Blunt Boehlert Boehner Bonilla Bono Boozman Borski Boswell Boucher Boyd Brady (TX) Brown (SC) Bryant Burr Burton Buyer Callahan Calvert Camp Cannon Cantor Capito Carson (OK) Castle Chabot Chambliss Clement Coble Collins Combest Cooksey Cox Cramer Crane Crenshaw Crowley Cubin Culberson Cunningham Davis (FL) Davis, Jo Ann Davis, Tom Deal DeLay DeMint Deutsch Diaz-Balart Dicks Dooley Doolittle Dreier Dunn Edwards Ehlers Ehrlich Emerson Engel English Etheridge Everett Ferguson Flake Fletcher Foley Forbes Ford Fossella Frelinghuysen Frost Gallegly Ganske Gekas Gephardt Gibbons Gilchrest Gillmor Gilman Goode Goodlatte Gordon Goss Graham Granger Graves Green (TX) Green (WI) Greenwood Grucci Gutknecht Hall (TX) Hansen Harman Hart Hastert Hastings (WA) Hayes Hayworth Hefley Herger Hill Hilleary Hobson Hoeffel Hoekstra Holden Horn Hoyer Hulshof Hunter Hyde Isakson Israel Issa Istook Jefferson Jenkins John Johnson (CT) Johnson (IL) Johnson, Sam Jones (NC) Kanjorski Keller Kelly Kennedy (MN) Kennedy (RI) Kerns Kind (WI) King (NY) Kingston Kirk Knollenberg Kolbe LaHood Lampson Lantos Latham LaTourette Lewis (CA) Lewis (KY) Linder LoBiondo Lowey Lucas (KY) Lucas (OK) Luther Lynch Maloney (NY) Manzullo Markey Mascara Matheson McCarthy (NY) McCrery McHugh McInnis McIntyre McKeon McNulty Meehan Mica Miller, Dan Miller, Gary Miller, Jeff Moore Moran (KS) Murtha Myrick Nethercutt Ney Northup Norwood Nussle Osborne Ose Otter Oxley Pascrell Pence Peterson (MN) Peterson (PA) Petri Phelps Pickering Pitts Platts Pombo Pomeroy Portman Pryce (OH) Putnam Quinn Radanovich Ramstad Regula Rehberg Reynolds Riley Roemer Rogers (KY) Rogers (MI) Rohrabacher Ros-Lehtinen Ross Rothman Royce Ryan (WI) Ryun (KS) Sandlin Saxton Schaffer Schiff Schrock Sensenbrenner Sessions Shadegg Shaw Shays Sherman Sherwood Shimkus Shows Shuster Simmons Simpson Skeen Skelton Smith (MI) Smith (NJ) Smith (TX) Smith (WA) Souder Spratt Stearns Stenholm Sullivan Sununu Sweeney Tancredo Tanner Tauscher Tauzin Taylor (MS) Taylor (NC) Terry Thomas Thornberry Thune Thurman Tiahrt Tiberi Toomey Turner Upton Vitter Walden Walsh Wamp Watkins (OK) Watts (OK) Waxman Weiner Weldon (FL) Weldon (PA) Weller Wexler Whitfield Wicker Wilson (NM) Wilson (SC) Wolf Wynn Young (AK) Young (FL) ------- Joint Resolution authorizing military force in Iraq: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/middle_east/july-dec02/joint_resolution_10-11-02.html President Clinton's 'Iraq Liberation Act of 1998' bill: http://www.iraqwatch.org/government/us/legislation/ila.htm ------- Countries who support "Operation Iraqi Freedom" ; named the 'Coalition of the Willing' - Afghanistan Albania Angola Australia Azerbaijan Bulgaria Colombia Czech Republic Denmark Dominican Republic El Salvador Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Georgia Honduras Hungary Iceland Italy Japan Kuwait Latvia Lithuania Macedonia Marshall Islands Micronesia Mongolia Netherlands Nicaragua Palau Panama Philippines Poland Portugal Romania Rwanda Singapore Slovakia Solomon Islands South Korea Spain Tonga Turkey Uganda Ukraine United Kingdom [ United Nations ] United States Uzbekistan > The population of Coalition countries is approximately 1.23 billion people > Coalition countries have a combined GDP of approximately $22 trillion > Every major race, religion, ethnicity in the world is represented > The Coalition includes nations from every continent on the globe ------- Active troops in Iraq as of February 2007: United States: 250,000 invasion--173,000 expected as of 7/07 United Kingdom: 45,000 invasion--7,100 current (2/07) South Korea: 3,300 invasion--2,300 current (2/07) Poland: 194 invasion--2,500 peak--900 current (2/07) Australia: 2,000 invasion--550 current (2/07) Romania: 600 current (2/07) Denmark: 460 current (2/07)(deployed 7/03) Georgia: 500 invasion--900 current (2/07) El Salvador: 380 troops (2/07) Czech Republic: 300 peak--99 current (2/07) Azerbaijan: 150 troops (2/07) Latvia: 136 peak--125 current (2/07)(deployed 4/04) Mongolia: 131 troops--160 current (2/07) Albania: 120 troops (2/07) Lithuania: 53 troops (2/07) Armenia: 46 current (2/07) Bosnia and Herzegovina: 36 troops (2/07) Estonia: 35 current (2/07) Macedonia: 40 troops (2/07) Kazakhstan: 27 troops (2/07) Moldova: 24 invasion--11 current (2/07) Netherlands : 1,345 troops 15 current (2/07) Bulgaria : 462 troops 155 current (2/07) Slovakia: 103 troops 103 current (2/07) Slovenia: 4 current (2/07) ------- http://www.iraqwatch.org/government/index.html http://www.freedomagenda.com/iraq/wmd_quotes.html http://www.iraqwatch.org/government/us/legislation/ila.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Coalition_of_the_willing_original.PNG http://www.whitehouse.gov/infocus/iraq/news/20030327-10.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multinational_force_in_Iraq

Do you know the memebers name of Reptilian (lizard man) and illuminati for hunting list ? by RZ Q: Do you know the memebers name of Reptilian (lizard man) and illuminati for hunting list ? any relationship between Annuaki and reptilian ? After serious research done these year , the basic map of truth came out. if you know the members of of Reptilian and illuminati , please give their name and address for hunting group, professsional hunting group in here will responsible for searching and destroying those aliens or human. thank you!

A: Senators of the 107th Congress 1. Akaka, Daniel (D - HI) Reptilian 2. Allen, George (R - VA) Reptilian 3. Bayh, Evan (D - IN) -- Alien/other type 4. Biden Jr, Joseph (D - DE) -- Reptilian 5. Bond, Christopher (R - MO) -- Reptilian 6. Boxer, Barbara (D - CA) -- Alien supported 7. Bunning, Jim (R - KY) -- Alien supported 8. Byrd, Robert (D - WV) -- Reptilian 9. Campbell, Ben Nighthorse (R - CO) Pleiadean (fallen to the other side) 10. Carper, Thomas (D - DE) -- Alien supported 11. Clinton, Hillary (D - NY) --Alien/other type 12. Conrad, Kent (D - ND) --Alien/other type 13. Crapo, Mike (R - ID) --- Alien supported 14. Daschle, Thomas (D - SD) --Reptilian 15. Dodd, Christopher (D - CT) -- Alien supported 16. Domenici, Pete (R - NM) --Reptilian 17. Dorgan, Byron (D - ND) -- Reptilian 18. Durbin, Richard (D - IL) --Alien supported 19. Feingold, Russell (D - WI) -- Alien/other type 20. Graham, Bob (D - FL) -- Reptilian 21. Gramm, Phil (R - TX) -- Reptilian of high office 22. Harkin, Tom (D - IA) -- Alien of high office 23. Hollings, Ernest (D - SC) -- Alien /other type 24. Hutchison, Kay Bailey (R - TX) -- Alien supported 25. Inouye, Daniel (D - HI) --Reptilian 26. Kennedy, Edward (D - MA) --Very high reptilian 27. Leahy, Patrick (D - VT) -- Reptilian 28. Lieberman, Joseph (D - CT) --Very high alien/other type 29. McCain, John (R - AZ) -- Alien hybrid 30. Nickles, Don (R - OK) --- Alien/other type 31. Reid, Harry (D - NV) -- Alien supported 32. Rockefeller IV, John (D - WV) --Reptilian of very high office/leadership 33. Santorum, Rick (R - PA) Alien/other type 34. Sarbanes, Paul (D - MD) Very high (nasty) alien type 35. Specter, Arlen (R - PA)--Very high reptilian 36. Thurmond, Strom (R - SC) Alien/other type 37. Warner, John (R - VA) Reptilian/Warrior Leader This is jsut a list of politicians that are dead meat puppets to these inter-dimesnional reptilians, meaning they are not in phase with the physical world. not to say they don't have physical bodies.

How is Israel prepared to help the US? by James R. Q: In our time of need, when we here in the States need help...what's Israel going to do for us? I know what they want from me as a tax payer...I just can't figure out what good my money is for.

A: Joseph Sisco, a former Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian affairs: "I want to assure you… that if we were not getting full value for our money, you would not get a cent from us." In fact, Israel has long been America 's biggest strategic bargain. Let's examine some facts. For FY2009, U.S. military grants to Israel was $2.55 billion = $2.55BViewed over the five year period of 2005–2009—total U.S. military aid was approximately $12B.What has the U.S. received from Israel in return? Total exports from the U.S. to Israel between 2005 and 2009 amounted to $57.6B—almost five times the $12B Israel received in U.S. aid during this period. The annual average of U.S. exports to Israel during this period was $11.7B, more than five times the average American aid package! Israel must spend about 74 percent of U.S. military aid in the United States, where it provides jobs for an estimated fifty thousand American workers. Unknown to many observers, U.S. military aid to Israel creates a demand for, and the purchase of, tens of billions of dollars worth of U.S. weaponry by Saudi Arabia and other Arab states. U.S. grants to Israel —far from imposing a burden on the American tax payer—actually enriches the American economy Gen. George Keegan, a former chief of U.S. Air Force Intelligence, between 1974 and 1990 said Israeli aid to America was worth between $50–80B in intelligence, research, development savings, and Soviet weapons systems captured and transferred to the Pentagon, and testing Soviet military doctrines up to 1990 when the USSR collapsed. Senator Daniel Inouye put it this way: "The contribution made by Israeli intelligence to America is greater than that provided by all NATO countries combined."Recall that in 1970, at Washington 's request, Israel prevented a Syrian invasion of Jordan . By protecting Jordan from that client of the Soviet Union, Israel thwarted Moscow 's ambitions in the Middle East . It would be naive to think that Russia has abandoned its historic objectives in this region. Israel constantly relays to the United States lessons of battle and counter-terrorism, which reduce American losses in Iraq and Afghanistan, prevent attacks on U.S. soil, upgrade American weapons, and contribute to the U.S. economy. Innovative Israeli technologies boost U.S. industries.The vice-president of the company that produces the F-16 fighter jets told Ettinger that Israel is responsible for six hundred improvements in the plane's systems, modifications estimated to be worth billions of dollars, which spared dozens of research and development years. Without Israel , the United States would have to deploy tens of thousands of American troops in the eastern Mediterranean Basin , at a cost of billions of dollars a year.In 1981, Israel bombed the Iraqi nuclear reactor, thus providing the United States with the option of engaging in conventional wars with Iraq in 1991 and 2003, thereby preventing a possible nuclear war and its horrendous consequences.In 2005, Israel provided America with the world's most extensive experience in homeland defense and warfare against suicide bombers

What exactly is battlefield comission? by russia Q: Do you get to keep your CO rank after the battle/war? Can you move up higher in rank?

A: The term "Battlefield Commission" is a world war two related word for "Direct Commission" I have attached a few examples of noted people and such; from a few newspaper and books. But they have existed since the Civil War. Fairly uncommon in WWI but very much so in WWII. Many of these thousands of officers remained in the military, several dozen reached as high as four stars. The tradition held up in the Korean War. Most were a slow deliberate action via paperwork rather than an "on-the-spot" decision. Most of the promotions were authorized at the "Divisional" level. However a Colonel could do such and did so. Richard E. Cavazos received a battlefield commission as an Army second lieutenant in 1951, and retired 33 years later as a four-star general. General John W. Vessey began his Army service in the enlisted ranks General Vessey, a man who served 46 years in the US military, received a battlefield commission at age 17, . A World War II hero who won a battlefield commission, is Senator Daniel Inouye, HI, who's DSC was upgraded to the Medal of Honor. WWII's Boston Red Sox lefty Earl Johnson spent his early days in the Army pitching for base teams and Johnson received a battlefield commission and was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor. Baseball's Warren Spahn entered the Army. Trained as a combat engineer, he was slightly wounded as a combat engineer at the Rhine and on the spot Staff Sergeant Spahn was given a battlefield commission as a second LT. Audie Murphy also received a battlefield commission. After being discharged from the Army, he went to Hollywood. Vietnam saw a LT Meadows get a battlefield commission, the first one of the Vietnam war and one of only two which "Westy" was to award in four years as commander US Forces. Again, there were "Direct Commissions" granted usually to SF personnel often to the rank of Captain from Senior NCO. Many of these did not "hold up" after the war due to "Reductions in Force" actions. A few who recieved such or a "battlefield commission" had to run off to their branch OBC. Officer Basic Course as to validate the promotion.

Daniel Inouye? by 2009. Q: okay what significant thing did Daniel Inouye do?

A: Fought and lost an arm in WW2!

Is the United States Military okay with Asian men serving in the military? by Sam Q: Oriental? @Wayne C: Are you asian yourself? @Jaeson: are you guys korean? your name sounds like a korean name. @James Smith: Yes well actually into other things than "soldiering"....Like computers, technology, intelligent or mechanics? I'm 19 years old not doing anything right now. What should I do? AirForce or Navy?

A: Ask Sen. Daniel Inouye (D) HI 2nd Lt Army of the United States WWII Medal of Honor Bronze Star Purple Heart World War II Victory Medal

Should US aid to Israel be halted,especially during this economic downturn? by "Get a life." Q: The US has by conservative estimates given $113.8854 billion in cumulative total direct aid to Israel over the years. Israel has not even suffered a recession recently while most of the rest of the world including the US has. Why should we borrow money to give aid to a country that is doing better economically than we are?

A: Since you ask "during an economic downturn," it sounds like you are asking whether it makes sense from an economic point of view. If the criteria are return on investment, then we should continue our investment in Israel because we get such a large return on our investment and because stopping it would mean an end of much of those returns. Joseph Sisco, a former Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian affairs: "I want to assure you… that if we were not getting full value for our money, you would not get a cent from us." In fact, Israel has long been America 's biggest strategic bargain. Let's examine some facts. For FY2009, U.S. military grants to Israel was $2.55 billion = $2.55BViewed over the five year period of 2005–2009—total U.S. military aid was approximately $12B.What has the U.S. received from Israel in return? Total exports from the U.S. to Israel between 2005 and 2009 amounted to $57.6B—almost five times the $12B Israel received in U.S. aid during this period. The annual average of U.S. exports to Israel during this period was $11.7B, more than five times the average American aid package! Israel must spend about 74 percent of U.S. military aid in the United States, where it provides jobs for an estimated fifty thousand American workers. Unknown to many observers, U.S. military aid to Israel creates a demand for, and the purchase of, tens of billions of dollars worth of U.S. weaponry by Saudi Arabia and other Arab states. U.S. grants to Israel —far from imposing a burden on the American tax payer—actually enriches the American economy Gen. George Keegan, a former chief of U.S. Air Force Intelligence, between 1974 and 1990 said Israeli aid to America was worth between $50–80B in intelligence, research, development savings, and Soviet weapons systems captured and transferred to the Pentagon, and testing Soviet military doctrines up to 1990 when the USSR collapsed. Senator Daniel Inouye put it this way: "The contribution made by Israeli intelligence to America is greater than that provided by all NATO countries combined."Recall that in 1970, at Washington 's request, Israel prevented a Syrian invasion of Jordan . By protecting Jordan from that client of the Soviet Union, Israel thwarted Moscow 's ambitions in the Middle East . It would be naive to think that Russia has abandoned its historic objectives in this region. Israel constantly relays to the United States lessons of battle and counter-terrorism, which reduce American losses in Iraq and Afghanistan, prevent attacks on U.S. soil, upgrade American weapons, and contribute to the U.S. economy. Innovative Israeli technologies boost U.S. industries.The vice-president of the company that produces the F-16 fighter jets told Ettinger that Israel is responsible for six hundred improvements in the plane's systems, modifications estimated to be worth billions of dollars, which spared dozens of research and development years. Without Israel , the United States would have to deploy tens of thousands of American troops in the eastern Mediterranean Basin , at a cost of billions of dollars a year.In 1981, Israel bombed the Iraqi nuclear reactor, thus providing the United States with the option of engaging in conventional wars with Iraq in 1991 and 2003, thereby preventing a possible nuclear war and its horrendous consequences.In 2005, Israel provided America with the world's most extensive experience in homeland defense and warfare against suicide bombers

Daniel Inouye? by 2009. Q: what did daniel inouye do? like what major thing did he do? thanks=]

A: He was Hawaii's first representative after it became a state. He was also the first American of Japanese descent to serve in the United States House of Representatives and later the first in the Senate.

Do you know what some of the pork projects are included in the bill? by thewindywest Q: I see alot of support for the bill in YA - Just wonder how many know what they are talking about. AK - then it is not a question for you. Thank you Jake!!

A: Lets see, Some kind of money for peanut and beet farmers. Some money to rebuild storm damaged billboards. A new hairdo for Nancy Pelosi and a new subscription to Old Geezer magazine for Harry Reid. "I like peanuts as much as the next guy, but I believe the security of our troops should come before the security of our peanut crop," Bush said in his weekly radio address, referring to a provision in the war funding legislation that earmarks $74 million for secure peanut storage. Money for peanut storage in Georgia, spinach growers in California, menhaden in the Atlantic Ocean and even more office space for the lawmakers themselves is included in what has ballooned into a $124 billion war bill. That includes $74 million for peanut storage, $25 million for spinach growers and $100 million for citrus growers. It also includes $16 million to convert the old Food and Drug Administration building in southwest D.C. into more office space for the Capitol. That "emergency" expenditure comes at a time when taxpayers already shell out $600 million "more than double the original estimate" for a mammoth expansion of the Capitol, which includes 160,000 feet of new office space. 2007 Pig Book Summary The 2007 Congressional Pig Book Summary gives a snapshot of each appropriations bill and details 24 of the juiciest projects culled from the complete Pig Book. (.pdf) Jump to appropriations bill: Defense | Homeland Security INTRODUCTION According to the Chinese calendar, 2007 is the Year of the Pig. Fortunately for American taxpayers, it will be a smaller pig than usual. The 2007 Congressional Pig Book has not been this little since 1999, as only two of the 11 appropriations bills were enacted by Congress and the remaining nine were subject to a moratorium on earmarks. There are no indoor rainforests, National Peanut Festivals, mariachi music grants, or teapot museums to be found. This year’s Pig Book breaks a run of seven consecutive years of record dollar amounts of pork, culminating in $29 billion in the 2006 Congressional Pig Book. This lesser barrel of pork can be attributed to the efforts of Senators Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), who prevented the enactment of nine appropriations bills in December, 2006, and the subsequent moratorium on earmarks announced and enforced by the House and Senate Appropriations Committee Chairmen David Obey (D-Wis.) and Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) in H. J. Res. 20, the bill that funds the government for the remainder of fiscal 2007. There is still enough pork to cause concern for taxpayers, as 2,658 projects were stuffed into the Defense and Homeland Security Appropriations Acts, at a cost of $13.2 billion. Pork identified in the Pig Book since 1991 totals $252 billion. Defense had 2,618 projects, or 204 less than in 2006, at a cost of $10.8 billion, or 28 percent less than the $14.9 billion in 2006. For homeland security, the totals were $2.4 billion, or 10 percent less than the $2.7 billion in 2006, and 40 projects, or five more than in 2006. While only two bills were enacted, the states of Alaska and Hawaii, which have been the top two states in pork per capita every year but one since 2000, were served more then their fair share of bacon by Senators Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) and Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii). In the defense appropriations bill alone, Alaska received $209,900,000, a 127 percent increase over the total of $92,425,000 in 2006. Based on historical figures, the enactment of H. J. Res. 20 eliminated more than 7,000 earmarks and saved between $12-$15 billion in pork-barrel spending. Unfortunately, in this Year of the Pig, taxpayers are not getting a pork dividend. Instead, Congress took the savings and spent it on other programs. Despite the moratorium on earmarks, the siren’s song of pork is too tempting for some members of Congress, who have called federal agencies to pressure them to divert money to pet projects that were included in committee reports. The Bush Administration told agencies to ignore such oral communications. While taxpayers should celebrate a reduction in the number and cost of pork-barrel projects, there is still much work that needs to be done to ensure that members of Congress do not return to their piggish ways in the future. The 24 projects, totaling $2.4 billion, in this year’s Congressional Pig Book Summary symbolize the most egregious and blatant examples of pork. As in previous years, all of the items in the Congressional Pig Book Summary meet at least one of CAGW’s seven criteria, but most satisfy at least two: Requested by only one chamber of Congress; Not specifically authorized; Not competitively awarded; Not requested by the President; Greatly exceeds the President’s budget request or the previous year’s funding; Not the subject of congressional hearings; or Serves only a local or special interest. I. DEFENSE Efficient and effective operation of the Department of Defense (DOD) is critical to ensuring the security of our nation and the safety of our troops. While American military forces fight for peace and democracy in the Middle East, Pentagon officials struggle to create a lean, mean, war-fighting machine; the good news is that appropriators are winning fewer battles over defense priorities. From fiscal 2006 to fiscal 2007, the number of porkbarrel projects decreased by 7 percent from 2,822 to 2,618, while the total cost went down 28 percent, from $14.9 billion to $10.8 billion. $1,190,000,000 for full funding of 20 F-22A fighter jets; this barrel of pork is so big that Congress will not even spend it all in one year. The bill funds 20 F-22s per year until 2009. The F-22 was originally designed as an air superiority fighter for use against the Soviet Air Force. Before Congress put the ink on the check, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) sent a 13-page letter on June 20, 2006 to then-House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman C.W. (Bill) Young urging Congress to stop funding this program due to its high cost and the fact that the aircraft is out of date. The GAO said, “DOD has not demonstrated the need or value for making further investments in the F-22A program.” The GAO also noted that the F-22s “are not sufficient to be effective in the current and future national security environment.” There are 22 test F-35 aircrafts that are more modern, effective, and cheaper. In 2003, Popular Science reported the F-22 had a price tag of $120 million each while the F-35 cost $35 million. In June 2006, the GAO report raised the F-22’s numbers, concluding that the multi-year contract would drive per-plane costs up to $183 million from $166 million. The F-35 made its maiden flight in December 2006. Apparently, the F-22 will be stopped only when pigs can fly. $319,655,000 for projects in the state of then-Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee Ranking Member Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii), including: $20,000,000 for the Army Compatible Use Buffer Program (ACUB); $11,500,000 to fund Pan-STARRS to develop a large aperture telescope with the University of Hawaii to prevent space objects from colliding with Earth; $5,600,000 for the Center of Excellence for Research in Ocean Sciences, $4,500,000 for chitosan bandage component which utilizes natural compounds found in shrimp heads; and $1,000,000 for a wave power electric generating system. The ACUB works on “conservation planning at the ecosystem level to ensure that greater benefits are realized towards species and habitat recovery.” The Army’s objectives with this program include: “Reduce training restrictions, meet Endangered Species Act recovery responsibilities, prevent development along installation boundaries, and prevent future threatened and endangered species listings.” Thanks to programs like ACUB, the ecosystem for oinkers is thriving in Hawaii. $209,900,000 added for projects in the state of then-Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), an increase of 127 percent over the $92,425,000 for Alaska in the fiscal 2006 defense bill, including: $59,100,000 for upgrades to the Pacific Alaskan Range Complex in Red Flag; $4,000,000 for the Northern Line Extension, and $3,200,000 for HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program), which has received $109.1 million in pork since 1995. The Northern Line Extension will provide a direct route from North Pole (pop. 1,778 in 2005) to Delta Junction (pop. 840 in 2000), which is a whopping 82.1 mile drive on one highway between the two villages according to MapQuest. The Alaska Railroad Corporation said, “The proposed rail line would provide freight and potentially passenger rail services serving commercial interests and communities in or near the project corridor.” $102,000,000 for projects in the state of Senate appropriator Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) and the district of House appropriator Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), including: $9,500,000 for the Extended ColdWeather Clothing System; $5,000,000 for the Energetics Technology Center, $3,250,000 for the Rotorcraft Survivability Assessment Facility; $2,500,000 for PEM fuel cell tactical generators; $2,000,000 for Life Shield® blast resistant panels, developed by Life Shield Engineered Systems in Maryland; and $1,000,000 for the SureTrak Program. $72,720,000 added for projects in Nevada by then-Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), including: $7,000,000 for the SA-90 airship persistent surveillance program; $3,750,000 for a counter-drug program for the Nevada National Guard; $3,000,000 for large aircraft infrared countermeasures; $1,950,000 for heat dissipation for electronic systems and $1,300,000 for the study of the structural reliability of smart munitions and lightweight structures at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. Sen. Reid bragged about securing millions of dollars for money-hungry programs by announcing funding for “Nevada defense projects including operating expenses at Nevada military bases, research projects at state universities, and grants to private companies developing high-tech defense systems in Nevada.” This occurred before the time when now-Majority Leader Reid attempted to block expanded earmark reform in the Senate in January 2007, and was embarrassingly defeated when a few Democrats and most Republicans stood up against him. $59,000,000 for medical research projects ranging from cancer to diabetes to gynecological disease. As important as this research may be, there is no mention as to why these programs should receive money from the Department of Defense. One program which weighs heavily on taxpayers in this category is $1.35 million for the “Obesity in the Military Research Program.” $35,000,000 for Impact Aid, which is described by the website of the Military Impacted Schools Association as “the federal government paying its ‘tax bill’ to local school districts as a result of the presence of a military installation.” The funding included $5,000,000 for Impact Aid for children with disabilities. It is the taxpayers who are impacted by this aid. $18,300,000 added in the Senate for defense educational programs. Program funding includes $2,000,000 for “Mathematics and Technology Teachers Development” and “Cyber Curriculum for the Education of Children in the Military;” $1,100,000 for the “Reach Out and Read Early Literacy Program;” and $1,000,000 for the “Parents as Teachers Program,” which is “a parent education and early childhood development program serving parents throughout pregnancy until their child enters kindergarten.” $8,000,000 added by the Senate for “special assistance to local education agencies.” This is a part of the educational arm of the Department of Defense also known as DOD Dependents Education. $5,500,000 added by the House for the Gallo Center. According to its website, “The Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center (EGCRC) at the University of California, San Francisco (USCF) was established in 1980 to study basic neuroscience and the effects of alcohol and drug abuse on the brain.” There is no mention of any defense-related research. Apparently, they will serve no pork before its time. $5,300,000 to study marine mammals, such as whales. The House added $3,500,000 for a program increase and a “marine mammal hearing and echolocation research” program. Scientific Solutions, based in Nashua, N.H., will receive $1,800,000 million to fund an “Integrated Marine Mammal Monitoring and Protection system.” The Navy claims to be the “world leader in marine mammal research, spending nearly $10 million per year on research to understand how marine mammals hear and how they are affected by sound.” $5,000,000 added in the House for alcohol breath testers. According to the House fiscal 2006 Department of Defense Appropriations Report, “The impact of excessive alcohol use and driving under the influence continues as a leading cause of ground accidents, injury, death, and physical damage across the Services.” Out of the $5 million total, $4,500,000 will directly go toward the procurement of Breathscan® alcohol testers. They are already in use at Fort Bliss, Texas as the Army Surgeon General issued individual breathalyzers before the start of the 2006 holiday season. $3,335,000 added by Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) for the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, home of the “Hard Rockers” football team. The school received $2,000,000 for future affordable multi-utility materials for the Army Future Combat System; $500,000 for improvised explosive device simulation in different soils; $300,000 for a control system for laser powder deposition; $285,000 for shielding rocket payloads; and $250,000 for transparent nanocomposite armor. According to a July 12, 2006 press release, the School of Mines has received more than $70 million in congressional appropriations for projects and research since 2001. $1,650,000 added by Senate appropriator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) to improve the shelf life of vegetables. According to the senator’s July 2006 press release, “This project will help our troops in the field get fresh tomatoes…” The funding would help “establish and evaluate variant populations of bell pepper, cantaloupe and strawberry.” The money is being directed toward Arcadia Biosciences, a company based in Seattle. In all, Sen. Murray claims to have “secured $55 million in federal defense work for Washington state companies in the Fiscal Year 2007 Defense Appropriations bill.” On Capitol Hill, Sen. Murray has already extended the shelf life of her own pork products. $1,000,000 added in the House for the Allen Telescope Array in Mountain View, Calif. This “alien” project is part of SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence). SETI describes the telescope as “dedicated to astronomical and simultaneous search for extra-terrestrial intelligence observations.” No word on how it will help defend the world against an alien invasion. $1,000,000 secured by now-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to fund the Military Intelligence Service Historic Learning Center. In a September 2006 press release announcing her pork victory, she said the center will serve as an “education center and project to preserve the site of the U.S. Army’s first language school established in 1941.” II. HOMELAND SECURITY While only two appropriations acts were passed, appropriators squeezed all the pork they could into them. The fiscal 2007 Homeland Security Appropriations Act proved yet again that while the threat of terrorism and natural disasters still exist, so too does Congress’s penchant for pork. The number of projects in the bill increased by 14 percent from 35 in fiscal 2006 to 40 in fiscal 2007, while spending decreased 10 percent from $2.7 billion to $2.4 billion, after a 57 percent increase between fiscal 2005 and 2006. $225,000,000 for port security grants, a 29 percent increase from last year’s total. Pork-barrel funding for this program has more than doubled in two years. Established in 2002, the grants are an opportunity for private companies and port authorities to apply for federal financing to improve security at ports. An audit performed by the inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in 2005 revealed that some of the grants “appeared to be for a purpose other than security against an act of terrorism.” According to the audit, 95 percent of all international commerce enters the United States through the nation’s 360 ports, but nearly 80 percent comes through only 10 ports. While Congress intended the grants to protect ports that have the highest volume of cargo, handle hazardous material, or are located near military facilities, the audit found DHS was distributing the funds in a broad, unfocused manner. As a result, the department “had no assurance that the program is protecting the nation's most critical and vulnerable port infrastructure and assets.” Although major ports received funding, so too did smaller ones, including ports in Ludington, Michigan; Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts; and six located in Arkansas, none of which appeared to meet grant eligibility requirements, according to the audit. $78,693,000 for a replacement patrol boat to be used until the Fast Response Cutter (FRC) program becomes operational in 2018. The FRC is part of Deepwater, which is run by a joint venture between Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin called Integrated Coast Guard Systems. Deepwater is the Coast Guard’s 20-year, $24 billion plan to modernize its fleet, and has come under fire for significant design flaws that will likely increase maintenance costs, limit ships’ ability to travel far from port, and ultimately shorten their useful life. Furthermore, DHS Inspector General Richard Skinner stated in a January, 2007 report on Deepwater and its cornerstone ship, the National Security Cutter (NSC), that the Coast Guard had relinquished its oversight authority to contractors. The report’s executive summary stated: “The NSC, as designed and constructed, will not meet performance specifications described in the original Deepwater contract. Specifically, due to design deficiencies, the NSC’s structure provides insufficient fatigue strength … [which will] increase the cutter’s maintenance costs and reduce its service life.” All in all, Deepwater has proven to be a boondoggle a fact made worse by the critical role it plays in our national security. $12,000,000 for intercity bus security grants for the improvement of ticket identification, installation of driver shields, enhancement of emergency communications, upgrading facility security, and further implementation of passenger screening. The Intercity Bus Security Grant Program is one of five grant programs that make up the DHS fiscal 2007 Infrastructure Protection Program, designed to offset the cost of protecting the nation’s critical infrastructure. For the third year in a row, this program shows up in the Pig Book. Money continues to be directed to profitable, private companies that should be able to fund these measures themselves. $12,000,000 added by the House for the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium in the district of then-House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Harold Rogers (R-Ky.). This program is supposed to help protect citizens living in rural areas by training rural emergency responder teams. The funding is to be distributed to an assortment of universities that are not yet known. Meanwhile, funding for the program has increased by 20 percent from last year’s level. $12,000,000 for trucking security grants to continue the HighwayWatch Program, designed to enhance security on the nation’s highways. According to the Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs website, the HighwayWatch Program, which is managed by the American Trucking Association, “recruits and trains highway professionals to identify and report security and safety situations on the nation’s roads.” What happened to the good old-fashioned Highway Patrol? $4,500,000 added in conference for the Secure Border Coordination Office, designed to implement the integration of border security and immigration enforcement. The office is also charged with implementing the Secure Border Initiative (SBInet), a multi-year plan to improve border security with a combination of personnel, infrastructure, and technology, that has come under criticism. In May 2006, then-House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Harold Rogers (R-Ky.) stated, “What we need is a sound, comprehensive strategy that allows us to measure progress. Without a strategic border security plan we are simply planning to fail.” Also in May, then-Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Ranking Member Martin Olav Sabo (D-Minn.) wrote to DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff, “I am deeply concerned that the SBInet solicitation is so broad that the government will, in effect, be turning over its responsibility to secure our borders to the private sector.” $3,000,000 added by the House for the Office of the Federal Coordinator (OFC) for Gulf Coast rebuilding. Since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita ravaged much of the Gulf Coast in 2005, the recovery progress has been abysmal. Through the Road Home Program, OFC Director Donald Powell is hoping to “get residents of Louisiana back into their homes as quickly and fairly as possible.” However, in a letter to Sudhakar Kesavan, CEO of ICF International, the contractor running the program, Powell expressed concern that the speed of payments to individuals who lost their homes has been sluggish. In December 2006, Powell stated, “As I write this letter, only 92 homeowners have received financial assistance out of over 80,000 applicants, or .1 percent of applicants. This rate must drastically improve.” The Road Home Program has considerable problems; appropriating more money will not provide solace to homeowners or taxpayers. $2,500,000 added in conference for the U.S. Secret Service National Special Security Events Fund. The purpose of the fund is to help plan and coordinate major events, such as national political conventions, international summits, presidential inaugurations, the Super Bowl, and even the Olympics when hosted by the U.S. These events take years to organize; the funding should be treated the same way. If money needs to be allocated, it should be requested in advance, included in the budget, and authorized. This booklet was written by David E. Williams, vice president, policy, Sean Kennedy, research associate, and Ben Giovine, research assistant. It was edited by Thomas A. Schatz, president.

If obama and biden were both killed would Hillary be president? by Kenneth G Q: As in Hillary Clinton for all the smart asses.

A: Clinton is the highest ranking Cabinet Secretary in the Obama administration, as is always the case when you're the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State is also 4th in line, according to the presidential line of succession. This means that you'd need to get rid of Biden, Pelosi, and Senator Daniel Inouye. If all of that happened, then that would get you to number 4 - as in, Clinton would be President.

RIP Senator Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) you are forever loved and honored? by Kevin Q: I think regardless of party affiliation that anyone can honor and appreciate the late Senator Inouye, he served the people of Hawaii and the US, we will miss him forever...

Presidential Line of Succession and Robert Byrd? by yu3se6 Q: Since Robert Byrd died, does this mean that Hillary is now President pro tempore of the Senate? Who is now the Secretary of Homeland Security since all the ranks go up?

A: Hillary is the Secretary of State, she's not in the Senate, she's in the executive branch. Likewise the Sec'y of Homeland Security. Byrd was the President Pro Tempore of the Senate. He was a senator from West Virginia. The Senate elects a President Pro Tempore. He's usually the most powerful senator from the majority party. Now that Byrd has died, the Senate will elect another one, probably either Daniel Inouye of Hawaii or Patrick Leahy of Vermont. Nobody else changes jobs.

In the US, how many millions are unemployed and how many millions are illegal immigrants and? by Leni Q: how many millions are living below the poverty level and how many millions are serving time in prisons and how many millions have had abortions and how many millions have been diagnosed with HIV positive and how many millions of dollars are spent on the porno industry and how many millions of service men have died since the "war to end all wars" and how many millions of people have lost their homes through forced sale, walk-away, or foreclosure since the start of The Great Recession and how many billions of dollars are being sent as foreign aid to Israel?

A: We invest about 3 B a year in Israel. It sounds like you are suggesting or assuming that we could solve our other problems if we used that 3 Billion a year differently. 1. Our 3 B / year invested in Israel is about 2 one hundreths of one percent of our GDP We currently spend about 17% of our GDP on our current health care costs. So, I don't know that that drop in the bucket would make much difference. 2. Almost all the money we invest in Israel is spent on US goods and services which props up about 50,000 US jobs. I don't know if I like our investment in Israel. It seems to be a great deal for us and bad deal for them. But, I do believe we should debate / discuss the pros and cons. Other benefits include. Joseph Sisco, a former Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian affairs, once told Israeli author Shmuel Katz, "I want to assure you, Mr. Katz, that if we were not getting full value for our money, you would not get a cent from us." In fact, Israel has long been America 's biggest strategic bargain. Let's examine some facts. For FY2009, U.S. military grants to Israel was $2.55 billion = $2.55BViewed over the five year period of 2005–2009—total U.S. military aid was approximately $12B.What has the U.S. received from Israel in return? Total exports from the U.S. to Israel between 2005 and 2009 amounted to $57.6B—almost five times the $12B Israel received in U.S. aid during this period. The annual average of U.S. exports to Israel during this period was $11.7B, more than five times the average American aid package! Israel must spend about 74 percent of U.S. military aid in the United States, where it provides jobs for an estimated fifty thousand American workers. Unknown to many observers, U.S. military aid to Israel creates a demand for, and the purchase of, tens of billions of dollars worth of U.S. weaponry by Saudi Arabia and other Arab states. U.S. grants to Israel —far from imposing a burden on the American tax payer—actually enriches the American economy Gen. George Keegan, a former chief of U.S. Air Force Intelligence, between 1974 and 1990 said Israeli aid to America was worth between $50–80B in intelligence, research, development savings, and Soviet weapons systems captured and transferred to the Pentagon, and testing Soviet military doctrines up to 1990 when the USSR collapsed. Senator Daniel Inouye put it this way: "The contribution made by Israeli intelligence to America is greater than that provided by all NATO countries combined."Recall that in 1970, at Washington 's request, Israel prevented a Syrian invasion of Jordan . By protecting Jordan from that client of the Soviet Union, Israel thwarted Moscow 's ambitions in the Middle East . It would be naive to think that Russia has abandoned its historic objectives in this region. Israel constantly relays to the United States lessons of battle and counter-terrorism, which reduce American losses in Iraq and Afghanistan, prevent attacks on U.S. soil, upgrade American weapons, and contribute to the U.S. economy. Innovative Israeli technologies boost U.S. industries.The vice-president of the company that produces the F-16 fighter jets told Ettinger that Israel is responsible for six hundred improvements in the plane's systems, modifications estimated to be worth billions of dollars, which spared dozens of research and development years. Without Israel , the United States would have to deploy tens of thousands of American troops in the eastern Mediterranean Basin , at a cost of billions of dollars a year.In 1981, Israel bombed the Iraqi nuclear reactor, thus providing the United States with the option of engaging in conventional wars with Iraq in 1991 and 2003, thereby preventing a possible nuclear war and its horrendous consequences.In 2005, Israel provided America with the world's most extensive experience in homeland defense and warfare against suicide bombers

Who takes control of the Presidency if the President is assassinated.? by Brendan Q: I know it's the Vice President and then I believe it's the Speaker of the House after that. But after those two what is the power order? Thank you in advance to all who answer.

A: The United States presidential line of succession is the following: 1. Vice President of the United States (currently, Joe Biden) 2. Speaker of the House (currently, John Boehner) 3. President pro tempore of the Senate (currently, Daniel Inouye) 4. Secretary of State (currently, Hillary Rodham Clinton) 5. Secretary of the Treasury (currently, Timothy Geithner) 6. Secretary of Defense (currently, Leon Panetta) 7. Attorney General (currently, Eric Holder) 8. Secretary of the Interior (currently, Ken Salazar) 9. Secretary of Agriculture (currently, Tom Vilsack) 10. Secretary of Commerce (currently, Gary Locke) 11. Secretary of Labor (currently, Hilda Solis) 12. Secretary of Health and Human Services (currently, Kathleen Sebelius) 13. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (currently, Shaun Donovan ) 14. Secretary of Transportation (currently, Ray LaHood) 15. Secretary of Energy (currently, Steven Chu ) 16. Secretary of Education (currently, Arne Duncan) 17. Secretary of Veterans Affairs (currently, Eric Shinseki) 18. Secretary of Homeland Security (currently, Janet Napolitano)

Who are the leaders and important players in each house of congress? by Q:

A: Senate: president pro tempore: Robert Byrd (D) - West Virginia. Longest serving Senator and longest serving member of Congress of all time. Majority Leader: Harry Reid (D) - Nevada. Facing tough re-election campaign in 2010. Majority Whip: Dick Durbin (D) - Illinois. Minority Leader: Mitch McConnell (R) - Kentucky. Minority Whip: John Kyl (R) - Arizona. Junior Senator, serves with John McCain. House: Speaker of the House: Nancy Pelosi (D) - California's 8th Congressional District Majority Leader: Steny Hoyer (D) - Maryland's 5th Congressional District Majority Whip: Jim Clyburn (D) - South Carolina's 6th Congressional District Minority Leader: John Boehner (R) - Ohio's 8th Congressional District Minority Whip: Eric Cantor (R) - Virginia's 7th Congressional District. Watch this guy he is going to be the first Jewish President. Major Committees: Senate: Appropriations Committee: Chairman: Daniel Inouye (D-HI) Ranking Member: Thad Chochran (R-MS) Armed Services Committee: Chairman: Carl Levin (D-MI) Ranking Member: John McCain (R-AZ) Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Chairman: Chris Dodd (D-CT) Ranking Member: Richard Shelby (R-AL) Finance Committee: Chairman: Max Baucus (D-MT) Ranking Member: Chuck Grassley (R-IA) Foreing Relations: Chairman: John Kerry (D-MA) Ranking Member: Richard Lugar (R-IN) Judiciary Committee: Chairman: Patrick Leahy (D-VT) Ranking Member: Jess Sessions (R-AL) House of Representatives: Appropriations Committee: Chairman: David Obey (D-WI 7th) Ranking Member: Jerry Lewis (R-CA 41st) Armed Services Committee: Chairman: Ike Skelton: (D-MO 4th) Ranking Member: Buck McKeon (R-CA 25th) Energy and Commerce Committee: Chairman: Henry Waxman: (D-CA 30th) Ranking Member: Joe Barton (R-TX 6th) Financial Services Committee: Chairman: Barney Frank: (D-MA 4th) Ranking Member: Spencer Bachus: (R-AL 6th) Foreign Affairs Committee: Chairman: Howard Berman (D-CA 28th) Ranking Member: Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL 18th) Judiciary Committee: Chairman: John Conyers (D-MI 14th) Ranking Member: Lamar Smith (R-TX 21st) Ways and Means Committee: Chairman: Charles Rangal (D-NY 15th) Ranking Member: Dave Camp (R-MI 4th)

What are good questions to ask a WW2 Veteran about the war? by Clay E Q: I am making a documentary about WW2 and experiences in the war to be exact and wanted to know what you might ask a veteran to make this documentary more interesting

A: I did a similar project in college. Get their name, rank, and MOS, and where they were stationed at. Ask for ship dates and locations of different battles they were involved in. The technique that worked best for me was simply asking "what can you tell me about your experience in the military?" And "what kinds of things would you be willing to share with me?" They'll tell you what they want to, and if you try to pry, they'll shut down and not talk about it at all. My great uncle was the main subject of my video, he was a SFC during WWII and was in Senator Daniel Inouye's command with the 442nd INF. They're the ones who rescued the lost battalion in the Vosges Mountains. Anyway, he gave me a 2 hour interview just based on those two questions and "tell me more about that," and "how did you feel about that?" Another one that is great for interviews is "what did you think when you ________?" (as in, what did you think when you were told you were shipping out, or what did you think when you first got to your destination?) You can try going to your local VA and seeing if they have anyone there who can help put you in contact with veterans. They're always looking for people to just sit down and talk with the older guys.

Are there any Democrat politicians who have publicly advocated adultery? by American citizen and taxpayer Q: I keep hearing about Republicans who advocate monogamy but have affairs being called hypocrites. Fair enough. So please list the Democrats who advocate adultery, so we can congratulate them on their honesty. thanks.

A: Republicans are the only ones who will admit it. I mean, come on, you had to define "sex" to Bill Clinton for him to admit ANYTHING... and he perjured himself while he did it! John Edwards is still pulling that old gem "I'm not da baby's daddy" with his self-righteous mistress. You know the Kennedy's were all bad news... killed women who they had an affair with if they "knew too much." Daniel Inouye was accused in the 1990's by numerous women of sexual harassment. Gus Savage molested a PEACE CORPS volunteer. Barney Frank hired a male prostitute who ran a prostitution service from his residence. Brock Adams drugged, assaulted and raped someone in 1988. Fred Richmond solicited SEX from a 16-year-old girl. John Young gave a woman on his staff a raise after she gave in to his sexual advances. Wayne Hays hired a secretary for sex acts. Gerry Studds had sex with an underage boy. Mel Reynolds 12 counts of sexual assault with a 16-year-old, though Bill Clinton PARDONED HIM of all charges.

according to US law, how can a president forced to get out of office and start re-election? by meansweryou Q: some countries the parliament can vote kick the leader and go to re-election. is there any way to kick the US president and start another election ? im asking if congress can vote tor kick AND go to re-elections. the order of succession is used when the president lost his job in a sudden moment, for a number of reasons. im talking about changing the president after a vote(and go to election of course)

A: There is no Constitutional provision for a new election if a President does not complete his term of office. The order of succession is in the Constitution. The current top 10 is: Vice President of the United States Joe Biden (D) 2 Speaker of the House John Boehner (R) 3 President pro tempore of the Senate Daniel Inouye (D) 4 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) 5 Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner (I) 6 Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta (D) 7 Attorney General Eric Holder (D) 8 Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar (D) 9 Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack (D) -- Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank (D) (Acting cabinet members cannot serve) 10 Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis (D) The only way that a President can be involuntarily removed from office is by impeachment. The articles of impeachment are drawn up in the House of Representatives. If it passes in the House by simple majority it is referred to the Senate for trial. Only if the Senate convicts by a 2/3 majority can the President be removed from office.

Which Asian American holds the highest political office ? by Phil A Q: Now or in the past, in the US ? I can't think of any . Perhaps they have better sense than to run for office. Why aren't there more Asians in American politics ? And that isn't just Chinese, etc, I also mean Indo Iranians ( includung Indians), Turks and Arabs.

A: Daniel Inouye is the senior United States Senator from Hawaii and the President pro tempore of the United States Senate. He is the highest-ranking Asian American politician in American history. A Democrat, Inouye is the chairman of the influential United States Senate Committee on Appropriations.

Who is second-in-command to the president pro tempore of the senate? by G Squared Q: I know the presidential line of succession, but i need to know who takes over the position of the president pro tempore if he is no longer able to serve for whatever reason ! thanks :)

A: The Senate Majority Leader who is currently Harry Reid, is the second in command, however the President Pro-tempore is the longest serving member of the majority party, so if something Happens to Byrd, the next President Pro-tempore would be Daniel Inouye .

What is the chain of succesion if the chain of command to die one by one? by Pher Q: When i says this i mean if the Pres. dies then the Vice Pres is in succesion then after the Vice Pres. dies who is up next for the tittle of president. i'm asssuming this is happening all within the same year one by one starting from top to bottom of the chain of command. can you go 8 deep into the chain of command thanks

A: There are 18 established positions in this chain 1 Vice President Joe Biden 2 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi 3 President pro tempore of the Senate Daniel Inouye 4 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton 5 Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner 6 Secretary of Defense Robert Gates[2] 7 Attorney General Eric Holder 8 Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar 9 Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack 10 Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke 11 Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis 12 Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius 13 Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan 14 Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood 15 Secretary of Energy Steven Chu 16 Secretary of Education Arne Duncan 17 Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki 18 Secretary of Homeland Security

Is anyone up to speed on the sovereignty issue and the Akaka Bill and how it stands today? by alphabetsoup2 Q: Is Hawaii still endorsing the Akaka Bill and the movement? I can't believe McCain is endorsing this! McCain really is a rino!

A: As far as I know this is still not resolved in either the house or the senate. Seems to have just disappeared off the radar, I am looking for it now on the net, but nothing since 2007 can I find. Hawaii is still endorsing but many in the Bush Administration are fighting it. It has Daniel Inouye and McCains endorsement as well.

what kind of prejudice did the 442nd regiment face in america? by Q: im doing a paper on the 442nd regiment and i need to write a paragraph on the prejudice they faced in america. please help me and provide links if possible

A: Initially, Japanese American were not allowed to join the U.S. military. yet a group of Hawaiians were allowed to go to Europe in 1943. The following year they became part of the 442nd Regimental combat Team, one of most highly decorated units in the war, which consisted of all Japanese Americans. In October 1944 the unit was sent to save a group of soldiers surrounded by Germans in southern France. It was so cold the soldiers would shoot at the enemy and then put their wet gloves on the hot barrel to keep warm. The rescue operation saved 211 men from the Lost battalion. The cost to the 442nd was 800 casualties. One of the men who lost an arm was Daniel Inouye who has served as a U.S. senator from Hawaii since 1962. The 442nd more than 18,000 medals for valor and nearly 10,000 Purple Hearts.

How were Japanese Americans treated in internment camps (WWII)? by flyingpasta1086 Q: Just tell me what you know about the conditions, the types of camps. Also, did most of them have the choice to move east instead of staying in the camps? Thanks.

A: I have a friend who was 18 when they were 1st interned. She said it was really hard on her father psychologically, having to give up his farm in California, worrying about how he would support his family when he got out but she said she had a blast. There were all those boys and new friends to meet and hang out with. She married a guy she met there. Her father had a friend that he did business with prior to the camp and his friend felt so bad for him that he had a box of fruit sent to him every week. I also had 2 great uncles who got work building a camp outside Lamar, CO and they were there when the truckloads of Japanese were brought in. One of my uncles said it was heartbreaking to see these beautiful girls in their beautiful dresses being hauled in cattle trucks. He said they were sobbing when they saw where they'd be living. He was sobbing, too, for them. They had to stay at the camp they were assigned to until the US gained the upper hand in the war, 43-44. They weren't there until VJ Day, I know that. Some of the men after taking loyalty oaths were able to fight in the war and their division was the most decorated division in the army. Daniel Inouye, the Senator from Hawaii, was in that division and he said they were in Mississippi for Basic Training and they had a commander who was briefing them on the segregation laws in the South, white and black water fountains, restrooms, etc and hemming and hahing about it all until he finally told them it was decided that they would use the white restrooms, etc and Inouye said after having been treated like potential traitors for so long, they were overjoyed that they could use the white facilities because they fully expected to be in the same boat as the Blacks.

Who is the official presiding oficer of the united states? by *~YOLO~* Q: please put it to where i can understand it. thank you!! :P

A: Presiding Officer of the Senate is a role, not an office. This means that whoever is performing the role is the Presiding Officer, regardless of what office they hold. Officially, the Vice President (Joe Biden at the moment) is President of the Senate. In practice, he is not usually the Presiding Officer. In the Vice President's absence, the President pro tempore ("for a time") is usually the Presiding Officer, and the President pro tempore is currently Daniel Inouye. It is not abnormal for the President pro tempore to appoint another Senator to preside in *his* absence, though. In this way, who the Presiding Officer of the Senate is constantly changes.

Who do you think President Obama will pick for his Cabinet? by Stacy K Q: Not funny McCainites, hope you enjoyed you 2 oints because you're not getting the 10. Serious answers only.

A: Secretary of State: Hillary Clinton Sec of Treasury: Warren Buffet Attorney General: Governor Bill Richarson Sec of Defense: Wesley Clarke Sec of Homeland Security: Colin Powell Sec of Transportation: James Oberstar Sec of Housing and Urban Development: Dennis Kucinich Sec of Health and Human Services: Howard Dean Sec of Labor: Howard P. "Buck" McKeon Sec of Agriculture: Amy Klobuchar Sec of Energy: Richard Lugar Sec of Education: Bernie Sanders Sec of Commerce: Daniel Inouye Sec of the Interior: Barbara Boxer Sec of Veterans Affairs: Pete Domenici Kark: Don't dis Al Franken. Come Tuesday he'll become the Senator from My State, and he's a hell of a lot better than Broadway Norm Coleman, who's has always been nothing but a Bush lap dog, and he can actually go back to that cesspool he came from- the rotten Apple( AKA: New York City). Also I'm going to jump for joy WHEN the old man & his airhead runnig mate lose big time.

What exactly makes Israel an ally worth fighting for? by Some Guy Q: As far as I can tell the Israelis are doing to the Palestinians what the europeans did to South Africans during the apartheid years. Is Israel are major trading partner? When was the last time you met an Israeli? Why do you support Israel? I didn't really know much about the situation before but now I'm more inclined to support Palestine and I'll vote for presidential candidates that are more fair with how they deal with them. Since most republicans and their candidates are pro-israel I'll probably never vote for them even though I think they have some good ideas

A: Your question has a few parts to it. Israel is not doing to the Arabs what the Europeans did. It is the other way around. In the 1940's there were many Palestinian Arabs and Jews. However, there were ethnic cleansings of Palestinian Jews by Palestinian Arabs, notably from Sfad in the 1800's and Hebron in 1929. In 1946, 80% of Palestine was granted independence and renamed Jordan. They promptly became Jew-Free and seized all Jewish property, passing a law making it illegal for Jews to own property. The Palestinian Authority has also made it a death penalty crime for Jews to own property in any of "palestine" and for Arabs to sell land to Jews. The PA has also stated they will not allow a single Jew to live in any of Palestine. On the other hand, anyone can own property in Israel and 20% of all Israeli citizens and elected MKs are Arab Israeli citizens who had been Palestinian Arabs before 1948. Also, we don't do ANY fighting "for" Israel. As for being an Ally. There are many reasons including their being a democracy, the common belief that they are in the "right." And yes, strategic return on investment. Joseph Sisco, a former Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian affairs: "I want to assure you… that if we were not getting full value for our money, you would not get a cent from us." In fact, Israel has long been America 's biggest strategic bargain. Let's examine some facts. For FY2009, U.S. military grants to Israel was $2.55 billion = $2.55BViewed over the five year period of 2005–2009—total U.S. military aid was approximately $12B.What has the U.S. received from Israel in return? Total exports from the U.S. to Israel between 2005 and 2009 amounted to $57.6B—almost five times the $12B Israel received in U.S. aid during this period. The annual average of U.S. exports to Israel during this period was $11.7B, more than five times the average American aid package! Israel must spend about 74 percent of U.S. military aid in the United States, where it provides jobs for an estimated fifty thousand American workers. Unknown to many observers, U.S. military aid to Israel creates a demand for, and the purchase of, tens of billions of dollars worth of U.S. weaponry by Saudi Arabia and other Arab states. U.S. grants to Israel —far from imposing a burden on the American tax payer—actually enriches the American economy Gen. George Keegan, a former chief of U.S. Air Force Intelligence, between 1974 and 1990 said Israeli aid to America was worth between $50–80B in intelligence, research, development savings, and Soviet weapons systems captured and transferred to the Pentagon, and testing Soviet military doctrines up to 1990 when the USSR collapsed. Senator Daniel Inouye put it this way: "The contribution made by Israeli intelligence to America is greater than that provided by all NATO countries combined."Recall that in 1970, at Washington 's request, Israel prevented a Syrian invasion of Jordan . By protecting Jordan from that client of the Soviet Union, Israel thwarted Moscow 's ambitions in the Middle East . It would be naive to think that Russia has abandoned its historic objectives in this region. Israel constantly relays to the United States lessons of battle and counter-terrorism, which reduce American losses in Iraq and Afghanistan, prevent attacks on U.S. soil, upgrade American weapons, and contribute to the U.S. economy. Innovative Israeli technologies boost U.S. industries.The vice-president of the company that produces the F-16 fighter jets told Ettinger that Israel is responsible for six hundred improvements in the plane's systems, modifications estimated to be worth billions of dollars, which spared dozens of research and development years. Without Israel , the United States would have to deploy tens of thousands of American troops in the eastern Mediterranean Basin , at a cost of billions of dollars a year.In 1981, Israel bombed the Iraqi nuclear reactor, thus providing the United States with the option of engaging in conventional wars with Iraq in 1991 and 2003, thereby preventing a possible nuclear war and its horrendous consequences.In 2005, Israel provided America with the world's most extensive experience in homeland defense and warfare against suicide bombers

Why were so many countries involved in the Vietnam War? by BlackjackCF Q: I have a few questions about the Vietnam War. What did the soldiers eat? How many people were involved in the war? What were the soldiers like? Did the Vietnamese or Americans do anything really brutal? Were there any famous people who fought in the war?

A: We ate C-rations that had been around since WWII and were still that old when we got them! Back at Base we would get regular, sort of, cooked meals, to include bread wth meal worms that had been cooked as well! After awhile it didn't bother you! Over 3 million 403 thousand fought or were in Vietnam! 7,484 Women (6,250 or 83.5% were nurses) served in Vietnam. Peak troop strength in Vietnam: 543,482 (April 30, 1969) Hostile deaths: 47,378 Non-hostile deaths: 10,800 Total: 58,202 (Includes men formorley classified as MIA and Mayaguez Casualties.) Men who have subsequently died of wounds account for the changing total. 8 Nurses died - 1 was KIA Married men killed: 17,539 61% of the men killed were 21 or younger.. Highest state death rate: West Virginia - 84.1 (National Average 58.9 for every 100,000 males in 1970. Wounded: 303,704 --- 153,329 Hospitalized + 150,375 Injured requiring no hospital care Severely disabled: 75,000-----23,214 100% Disabled; 5,283 Lost limb; 1,081 Sustained multiple amputations. Amputation or crippling wounds to the lower extremities were 300% higher than in WW II and 70% higher than Korea. Multiple amputations occurred at the rate of 18.4% compared to 5.7% in WW II. Missing in action: 2,338 Everything anyone does in combat is brutal! It is a fight for your life and you don't want it to be yours!! Democrats who served: Jim Webb, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from Virginia -- rifle platoon and company commander with the Fifth Marine Regiment in the An Hoa Basin west of Danang; was awarded the Navy Cross, the Silver Star Medal, two Bronze Star Medals, and two Purple Hearts. (1) Representative Jack Murtha (D-PA) - distinguished 37-year career in the U.S. Marine Corps, Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts, retired from the Marine Corps Reserve as a colonel in 1990. (1) Representative Richard Gephardt, former House Minority Leader - Missouri Air National Guard, 1965-71. (1, 2) Representative David Bonior - Staff Sgt., United States Air Force 1968-72 (1, 2) Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle - 1st Lt., U.S. Air Force SAC 1969-72 (1, 2) Former Vice President Al Gore - enlisted August 1969; sent to Vietnam January 1971 as an army journalist, assigned to the 20th Engineer Brigade headquartered at Bien Hoa, an airbase twenty miles northeast of Saigon. More facts about Gore's Service Former Senator Bob Kerrey... Democrat... Lt. j.g., U.S. Navy 1966-69; Medal of Honor, Vietnam (1, 2) Senator Daniel Inouye, US Army 1943-'47; Medal of Honor, World War Two (1, 2) Senator John Kerry, Lt., U.S. Navy 1966-70; Silver Star, Bronze Star with Combat V, and three awards of the Purple Heart for his service in combat (1) Representative Charles Rangel, Staff Sgt., U.S. Army 1948-52; Bronze Star, Korea (1, 2) Former Senator Max Cleland, Captain, U.S. Army 1965-68; Silver Star & Bronze Star, Vietnam (1, 2) Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA) - U.S. Army, 1951-1953. (1) Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) - Lt., U.S. Navy, 1962-67; Naval Reserve, 1968-74. (1, 2) Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) - U.S. Army Ranger, 1971-1979; Captain, Army Reserve 1979-91 (1) Senator Fritz Hollings (D-SC) - served as a U.S. Army officer in World War II, receiving the Bronze Star and seven campaign ribbons. Representative Leonard Boswell (D-IA) - Lt. Col., U.S. Army 1956-76; two tours in Vietnam, two Distinguished Flying Crosses as a helicopter pilot, two Bronze Stars, and the Soldier's Medal. Former Representative "Pete" Peterson, Air Force Captain, POW, Ambassador to Viet Nam, and recipient of the Purple Heart, the Silver Star and the Legion of Merit. Rep. Mike Thompson, D-CA: Staff sergeant/platoon leader with the 173rd Airborne Brigade, U.S. Army; was wounded and received a Purple Heart. Bill McBride, Democratic Candidate for Florida Governor - volunteered and served as a U.S. Marine in Vietnam; awarded Bronze Star with a combat "V." Gray Davis, former California Governor, Army Captain in Vietnam; received Bronze Star. Pete Stark, D-CA, served in the Air Force 1955-57 Wesley Clark, Democratic Presidential Candidate - lengthy military career. Chuck Robb, US Senator from Virginia, served in Vietnam Howell Heflin... Democrat... Silver Star George McGovern, famous liberal, awarded Silver Star & DFC, dozens of missions during WWII. Former President Bill Clinton - avoided the draft through student deferments; in the autumn of 1969, Clinton entered the draft but received a high number (311) and was never called to serve. (CNN article.) "...it was his doubts about the morality of the war and the Selective Service system that led him to abandon the ROTC idea and to subject himself to a draft lottery. Only the luck of the draw - a high lottery number - kept him out. " (Jeff Greenfield, ABC News, quoting Gov. Clinton.) Former President Jimmy Carter, most recent recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, seven years in the Navy. "Except for his fellow service-academy graduate Dwight Eisenhower, no President of the twentieth century spent more years in uniform than Carter." (New Yorker Magazine) Former Presidential Nominee Mike Dukakis - United States Army, 1955-'57 (1) Former Senator/Vice Presidential nominee Lloyd Bentsen - B-24 pilot in WWII 1942-'45, Squadron Commander; earned Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters. (1) Former Vice President Walter Mondale, U.S. Army 1951-1953 Former Senator John Glenn, D-OH (1974-1999) - Served in WWII and Korea; extensive military commendations include the Distinguished Flying Cross on six occasions, and the Air Medal with 18 Clusters. Congressman Tom Lantos, D-CA - Did not serve in the US military; did serve in the Hungarian anti-Nazi underground in WWII. Saved by Raoul Wallenberg, is the only Holocaust survivor to serve in Congress. Prominent Republicans DID NOT SERVE Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert - avoided the draft, did not serve. Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey - avoided the draft, did not serve. Former House Majority Leader Tom Delay - avoided the draft, did not serve (1). "So many minority youths had volunteered ... that there was literally no room for patriotic folks like himself." House Majority Whip Roy Blunt - did not serve Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist - did not serve. (An impressive medical resume, but not such a friend to cats in Boston.) Majority Whip Mitch McConnell, R-KY - did not serve (1) Rick Santorum, R-PA, third ranking Republican in the Senate - did not serve. (1) George Felix Allen, Republican Senator from Virginia - a supporter of Nixon and the Vietnam war, did not serve. (1) Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott - avoided the draft, did not serve. Secretary of Defense Don Rumsfeld - served in the U.S. Navy (1954-57) as an aviator and flight instructor. (1) Served as President Reagan's Special Envoy to the Middle East and met with Saddam Hussein twice in 1983 and 1984. GW Bush - decided that a six-year Nat'l Guard commitment really means four years. Still says that he's "been to war." Huh? VP Cheney - several deferments (1, 2), the last by marriage (in his own words, "had other priorities than military service") (1) Former Att'y Gen. John Ashcroft - did not serve (1, 2); received seven deferment to teach business ed at SW Missouri State Jeb Bush, Florida Governor - did not serve. (1) Karl Rove - avoided the draft, did not serve (1), too busy being a Republican. Former Speaker Newt Gingrich - avoided the draft, did not serve Former President Ronald Reagan - due to poor eyesight, served in a noncombat role making movies for the Army in southern California during WWII. He later seems to have confused his role as an actor playing a tail gunner with the real thing. Phil Gramm - avoided the draft, did not serve, four (?) student deferments Senator Richard Shelby, did not serve (1) Senator Jon Kyl, R-AZ - did not serve (1, 2) Senator John Cornyn, R-TX - did not serve. (1) Senator Tim Hutchison, R-AR - did not serve (1, 2) Rep. Christopher Cox, R-CA, (formerly) fifth-ranking Republican in the House - did not serve. (1) Rep. John T. Doolittle, R-CA, sixth-ranking Republican in the House - did not serve. Representative Saxby Chambliss, Georgia - did not serve (1, 2), had a "bad knee" (yet somehow feels he has a right to attack Max Cleland's patriotism) Former Representative JC Watts - did not serve (1, 2) Jack Kemp, did not serve (1, 2) (was unfit because of a knee injury, though he heroically continued as a National Football League quarterback for another eight years - source) Former Vice President Dan Quayle, avoided Vietnam service, got a slot in the journalism unit of the Indiana National Guard when the unit was at 150% capacity (at least he showed up for his duty, unlike GW) Eliot Abrams, did not serve (1, 2) (however, played a key role in subverting democracy in South America) Paul Wolfowitz, did not serve Former Representative Vin Weber, did not serve Richard Perle, did not serve (is the current bloodshed in the Middle East a direct result of his treasonous meddling in Clinton Administrstion foreign policy?) Douglas Feith, Undersecretary of Defense for Policy - did not serve. Rudy Giuliani, did not serve Michael Bloomberg, did not serve George Pataki, did not serve Spencer Abraham, did not serve John Engler, did not serve Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) - website used to claim service as a "Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm veteran." A current biographical website makes no such claim. In reality, was a National Guard lawyer who never left South Carolina during the Gulf War. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-CA, did not serve Rep. Darrell Issa, R-CA/49th, there were some problems with his service. Rep. John M. McHugh, R-NY - avoided the draft, did not serve Rep. Todd Platts, R-PA - did not serve (1) Arnold Schwarzenegger, CA Republican Governor - went AWOL from his Austrian army base to enter a bodybuilding competition Republicans that Served Former Senator Bob Dole - an honorable man. http://www.bobdole.org/bio/wwII.php Chuck Hagel - two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star, Vietnam. http://www.senate.gov/~hagel/Information/bio.htm Duke Cunningham - nominated for the Medal of Honor, received the Navy Cross, two Silver Stars, fifteen Air Medals, the Purple Heart, and several other decorations Recently entered plea bargain on felony charges of bribery, etc. etc. Senator Jeff Sessions U.S. Army Reserves, 1973-1986 Colin Powell. What are we to make of Powell? On the one hand, a long career as a military manager. On the other hand, accused of covering up the My Lai massacre. Back on that first hand, one of the seemingly sane voices in this administration when it comes to Iraq (or at least he used to be). On the other hand, a clear hypocrite ("I am angry that so many of the sons of the powerful and well-placed... managed to wangle slots in Reserve and National Guard units...") Representative Wayne Gilchrest (R-MD), served in USMC in Vietnam; wounded in action. Former Senator Bob Dole - an honorable man. http://www.bobdole.org/bio/wwII.php Chuck Hagel - two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star, Vietnam. http://www.senate.gov/~hagel/Information/bio.htm Duke Cunningham - nominated for the Medal of Honor, received the Navy Cross, two Silver Stars, fifteen Air Medals, the Purple Heart, and several other decorations Recently entered plea bargain on felony charges of bribery, etc. etc. Senator Jeff Sessions U.S. Army Reserves, 1973-1986 Representative Wayne Gilchrest (R-MD), served in USMC in Vietnam; wounded in action. "B-1" Bob Dornan - avoided Korean War combat duty by enrolling in college acting classes (Orange County Weekly article). Enlisted only after the fighting was over in Korea. Senator John McCain - McCain's naval honors include the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, Purple Heart and Distinguished Flying Cross

Whats your opinion of Senator Daniel Inouye? by Moderate Libertarian Q: Haven't heard of him? Well hes been in the senate since before you were born.

A: In no way do I care one whit about him at all.

How much does the japanese language influence jobs in hawaii? by zyyzxxzxzyx Q: What jobs require them?

A: I've known some people who got their jobs because of their Japanese language ability. One of them had a job trying to encourage tourists to take a tour at a retail location. The other rented short-term cell phones to Japanese businessmen and tourists. These jobs are more important on Oahu because Asian tourists tend to prefer Honolulu to the more rural islands (US visitors tend to prefer Maui, for example). Most of the people who work in Hawaii do not speak Japanese, however. Curiously, Japanese descent may influence the public job sector more. At one time, not too long ago, about 2/3 of schoolteachers and about 2/3 of civil servants in Hawaii were Americans of Japanese Ancestry (AJA), when that group was only about 1/3 the population of the state. There were Nisei (second generation) men during WWII who were not allowed military service at first, then were finally allowed to join the specially created 100th Infantry Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team. "For its size and length of service, the 100th Infantry Battalion and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team was the most decorated US military unit." The survivors of those units became the elected officials in the Territory and new State of Hawaii. Perhaps their most famous member is US Senator Daniel Inouye, whose arm was shot off, and who reached down to get the grenade out of that hand with the arm he still had, and threw the grenade into a nest of German soldiers. With those folks in power, the government jobs tended to go to people who were similar to them.

I need to find out in history how many House of Representatives have later become senators? by Sahar Q Q: I'm doing a project for school and no where can I find information on how many House of Representatives have become senators. Please help me out if any knows of any sites or books with this information.

A: I would consult with the Congressional Biographical Directory, which should be in your local library, I know it's in mine. The list, I would imagine, would be pretty long...but, seeing that I was once a student, myself, many years ago, I'm happy to give a great student, like yourself, some help: In the 111th Congress, 1st session, the following current Senators previously served in the US House of Representatives: 1. Alabama - Richard Shelby (R) 2. Arizona - John McCain (R) 3. Arizona - John Kyl (R) 4. Arkansas - Blanche Lincoln (D) 5. California - Barbara Boxer (D) 6. Colorado - Wayne Allard (R) 7. Connecticut - Christopher Dodd (D) 8. Delaware - Thomas Carper (D) 9. Florida - Bill Nelson (D) 10. Georgia - Saxby Chambliss (R) 11. Georgia - Johnny Isakson (R) 12. Hawaii - Daniel Inouye (D) 13. Hawaii - Daniel Akaka (D) 14. Idaho - Mike Crapo (R) 15. Illinois - Richard Durbin (D) 16. Iowa - Charles Grassley (R) 17. Iowa - Tom Harkin (D) 18. Kansas - Sam Brownback (R) 19. Kansas - Pat Roberts (R) 20. Kentucky - Jim Bunning (R) 21. Louisiana - David Vitter (R) 22. Maine - Olympia Snowe (R) 23. Maryland - Barbara Mikulski (D) 24. Maryland - Ben Cardin (D) 25. Michigan - Debbie Stabenow (D) 26. Mississippi - Thad Cochran (R) 27. Mississippi - Roger Wicker (R) 28. Montana - Max Baucus (D) 29. Nevada - Harry Reid (D) 30. Nevada - John Ensign (R) 31. New Hampshire - Judd Gregg (R) 32. New Jersey - Robert Menendez (D) 33. New Mexico - Tom Udall (D) 34. New York - Charles Schumer (D) 35. New York - Kirsten Gillebrand (D) appointed January 2009 36. North Carolina - Richard Burr (R) 37. North Dakota - Byron Dorgan (D) 38. Ohio - Sherrod Brown (D) 39. Oklahoma - James Inhofe (R) 40. Oklahoma - Tom Coburn (R) 41. Oregon - Ron Wyden (D) 42. Rhode Island - Jack Reed (D) 43. South Carolina - Lindsay Graham (R) 44. South Carolina - Jim DeMint (R) 45. South Dakota - Tim Johnson (D) 46. South Dakota - John Thune (R) 47. Vermont - Bernie Sanders (I) 48. Washington - Maria Cantwell (D) 49. West Virginia - Robert Byrd (D)

Who were some important Japanese people who contributed to American society? by tsuchikage23 Q:

A: · Mike Honda · Ronald Takaki · Pat Morita · Sessue Hayakawa · Norman Mineta · Patsy Mink · Yoko Ono Eric Shinseki · Sadao Munemori · Daniel Inouye · Kristi Yamaguchi · Ted Fujita · George Takei · Bryan Clay · Ellison Onizuka · Minoru Yamasaki · Sueo Serisawa · Chiura Obata · Isamu Noguchi · George Tsutakawa · George Nakashima · Milton Murayama · Ronald Phillip Tanaka · Miné Okubo · Keiho Soga · Taisanboku Mori · Sojin Takei · Muin Ozaki · Toshio Mori · William Minoru Hohri · Karen Tei Yamashita · Sheila Hamanaka · Lawson Fusao Inada · Ronald Takaki · Kimiko Hahn · Lois-Ann Yamanaka · Ruth Ozeki · Hiroshi Kashiwagi · Yuko Taniguchi · Hisaye Yamamoto · Janice Mirikitani · Lawson Fusao Inada · Michi Weglyn · Harvey Itano · Charles J. Pedersen · Yoichiro Nambu · Michio Kaku · Ellison Onizuka

Think these are guilt or is it right wing conspiracies? by Jean R Q: Top 10 Democrat Sex Scandals in Congress Information compiled from the Washington Post, “Congressional Sex Scandals in History,” and other sources. 10. Sen. Daniel Inouye. The 82-year-old Hawaii Democrat was accused in the 1990s by numerous women of sexual harassment. Democrats cast doubt on the allegations and the Senate Ethics Committee dropped its investigation. 9. Former Rep. Gus Savage. The Illinois Democrat was accused of fondling a Peace Corps volunteer in 1989 while on a trip to Africa. The House Ethics Committee decided against disciplinary action in 1990. 8. Rep. Barney Frank. The outspoken Massachusetts Democrat hired a male prostitute who ran a prostitution service from Frank’s residence in the 1980s. Only two Democrats in the House of Representatives voted to censure him in 1990. 7. Former Sen. Brock Adams. The late Washington Democrat was forced to stop campaigning after numerous accusations of drugging, assault and rape, the first surfacing in 1988.

A: Barney Franks a self proclaimed child molest gay pervert and more could be said about the rest of your list but it don't matter the liberal democrats would defend them all because they are not republicans. You see a democrats suc______ dic______better or righter and somehow it makes it OK for them to be perverts.

Why does the american government support israel so much ? by Vegeta Q: I mean it's not like they have anything we need. They are a very small country of about 4 to 5,000,000. And please don't write me a very vague answer saying they are our allies. Well that's exactly what I want to know, why are they are allies? Why are my tax dollars going to them?

A: Joseph Sisco, a former Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian affairs: "I want to assure you… that if we were not getting full value for our money, you would not get a cent from us." In fact, Israel has long been America 's biggest strategic bargain. Let's examine some facts. For FY2009, U.S. military grants to Israel was $2.55 billion = $2.55BViewed over the five year period of 2005–2009—total U.S. military aid was approximately $12B.What has the U.S. received from Israel in return? Total exports from the U.S. to Israel between 2005 and 2009 amounted to $57.6B—almost five times the $12B Israel received in U.S. aid during this period. The annual average of U.S. exports to Israel during this period was $11.7B, more than five times the average American aid package! Israel must spend about 74 percent of U.S. military aid in the United States, where it provides jobs for an estimated fifty thousand American workers. Unknown to many observers, U.S. military aid to Israel creates a demand for, and the purchase of, tens of billions of dollars worth of U.S. weaponry by Saudi Arabia and other Arab states. U.S. grants to Israel —far from imposing a burden on the American tax payer—actually enriches the American economy Gen. George Keegan, a former chief of U.S. Air Force Intelligence, between 1974 and 1990 said Israeli aid to America was worth between $50–80B in intelligence, research, development savings, and Soviet weapons systems captured and transferred to the Pentagon, and testing Soviet military doctrines up to 1990 when the USSR collapsed. Senator Daniel Inouye put it this way: "The contribution made by Israeli intelligence to America is greater than that provided by all NATO countries combined."Recall that in 1970, at Washington 's request, Israel prevented a Syrian invasion of Jordan . By protecting Jordan from that client of the Soviet Union, Israel thwarted Moscow 's ambitions in the Middle East . It would be naive to think that Russia has abandoned its historic objectives in this region. Israel constantly relays to the United States lessons of battle and counter-terrorism, which reduce American losses in Iraq and Afghanistan, prevent attacks on U.S. soil, upgrade American weapons, and contribute to the U.S. economy. Innovative Israeli technologies boost U.S. industries.The vice-president of the company that produces the F-16 fighter jets told Ettinger that Israel is responsible for six hundred improvements in the plane's systems, modifications estimated to be worth billions of dollars, which spared dozens of research and development years. Without Israel , the United States would have to deploy tens of thousands of American troops in the eastern Mediterranean Basin , at a cost of billions of dollars a year.In 1981, Israel bombed the Iraqi nuclear reactor, thus providing the United States with the option of engaging in conventional wars with Iraq in 1991 and 2003, thereby preventing a possible nuclear war and its horrendous consequences.In 2005, Israel provided America with the world's most extensive experience in homeland defense and warfare against suicide bombers Oh, and they are in the right.

Can old men like McCain ever be a change agent? Then how can we trust him to bring about change in America? by Dave R Q: I know we all have our old folks (probably in nursing homes) that are stuck to their one-way mode of thinking. McCain is 71 and I am scared he is in that frame mind where he's adaptation to change or trying out new things will be zero. Is he truly who we need to stir America at this delicate times?

A: I think your discounting of McCain based solely on his age is poor logic and here is why. It appears there are several people, mostly supporters of Barak Obama, that seem to think that John McCain is incapable of serving as President simply because he is over 70 years old. I have noticed several people questioning his ability, mostly his mental ability, along the line that he is so old he therefore must be senile and thus we should not vote for him, selecting the much younger and less experienced Obama instead. I personally find this line of reasoning laughable, but for the sake of argument, let’s take it seriously for a moment. Let us say that the Obama supporters are correct and we should question the ability of anyone over 70 to think properly. Since age is the only criteria, let me ask this; could the democratic supporters of Obama live in the world they are espousing? If we were to call into question the judgment of people over 70 years old simply because of their age, should we not then also call into question the judgment and fitness for duty of the following people: US Senator Daniel Akaka, D-HI, age 84 US Senator Ted Kennedy, D-MA, age 76 US Senator Robert Byrd, D-WV, age 91 US Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-CA, age 75 US Senator Tom Harkin, D-IA, age 70 US Senator Daniel Inouye, D-HI, age 84 US Senator Herb Kohl, D-MN, age 73 US Senator Maurice Landrieu, D-LA, age 78 US Senator Frank Lautenberg, D-NJ, age 84 US Senator Carl Levin, D-MI, age 74 US Senator Barbara Mikulski, D-MD, age 72 US Senator Harry Reid, D-NV, age 70 US Senator Jay Rockefeller, D-WV, age 71 Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court, age 75 Stephen G. Breyer, Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court, age 70 Anthony M. Kennedy, Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court, age 72 Ruth Ann Minner, democratic Governor of Delaware, age 73 Under the world view of the Obama supporters, these people, due to their age, cannot be trusted with high office. They are OLD, and as such they must be senile, out of touch, and so forth. Why then are they not demanding these people, and many like them in state & local government, business, or academia to step down immediately? Or is it just republicans running for President that are unfit? Taking this world view to its logical conclusion, should we not also call into question the fitness of anyone over 70? According to the US Census Bureau, about 12% of the population of the US is over 70. Therefore, since we cannot trust people over 70 to make important decisions, should we not then also remove from these people the right to vote? According to Obama supporters, old people cannot be trusted to think straight, right? Continuing on this line of reasoning, it would also be reasonable to take away anything that might involve important decisions from old people; we should not let them enter into contracts, provide testimony in court, or operate cars. Owning property, writing wills, making decisions about healthcare, or having a job should also be outlawed for people who happen to be over 70. After all, if just because someone is old we cannot trust them, this is the logical conclusion, is it not? I think Obama supporters who hold the position that McCain is unsuitable to be President simply because of his age need to take a serious, hard look at what they are saying. They are saying that we should call into question ANYONE of this age. We have legal mechanisms in this country for dealing with people who, as a result of their age, injury, or whatever, are not mentally capable of performing as fully functioning citizens. If McCain truly is mentally impaired in some way, these legal mechanisms can be employed. But absent actual evidence of mental impairment, I think it is the height of ignorance to make a blanket declaration that old people are not capable of making decisions or serving as President of the United States of America.

What are your thoughts regarding American internment camps in the 1940s? by heshoots_hescores Q: Keep in mind that hindsight is always 20/20, but I've heard that many german POWs were hardly treated like prisoners at all; some living virtually free, while Japanese families were interned in camps and lost all their belongings. Was this based on racism, or just a paranoia about invasion? What are your thoughts?

A: Yet another serious question from heshoots. Great question, I'm going to star this. I've been thinking about this q. and wondering how I should answer this. It hits me deep and reminds me of how difficult life was for American-Japanese living in the US. Yes, many Japanese families had their homes, property, businesses, everything they owned taken away and thrown onto the streets. They were treated inhumanely and shoved into concentration camps, 20, 30, or more to a small 1 room place to live. Lined up and fenced in so they couldn't escape. They were treated like animals, their loyalties questioned because of the color of their hair, eyes, skin, and last name. Even those who were born on US soil were taken away forcefully. It was an ugly part of history that my friends' grandparents and some great-grandparents (who are still alive) recall all too clearly and with tears. Not enough is taught about the ugliness of these camps. Yet look at the 442 regimen..... American Japanese men sent to fight, no one thought they'd be successful. Google Senator Daniel Inouye......his history, his family, his story, he's a 442. He never forgets. Started off as paranoia and then became a racist issue. Till this day some harbor these ill feelings toward Japanese.

Why are the right wing Republican moral majority politicians prime examples of? by da.yooper57 Q: Whore mongers, homosexuals, pedophiles etc. and the left wing Democrat President the example of a moral decent family??? It seems that those who claim the high moral ground are immoral and those that these same hippocrates claim as immoral are better examples of what these right wingers claim to be. Why is it that those who support these "christian moral majority republicans" don't hold them to any standards?

A: Dude, have you met Barney Frank? Current office holders: Harry Reid: unidicted bribe taker Jack Murtha: unidicted bribe taker William Jefferson: has he been indicted yet? Hillary Clinton: unidicted bribe taker Ed Rendell: unidicted bribe solicitor Ted Kennedy: unindicted murderer Pat Kennedy: unindicted (censored) drunk Robert Menendez: unindicted bribe taker Sharpe James: unindicted you name it Alcee Hastings: impeached and convicted judge/representative Ray Nagin: say, Ray, what really happened to that $250,000,000 ya got from the Corps of Engineers to fix the dike? Didja think they meant dyke? The entire government of the City of Chicago: BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA How about some former office holders? Leo McCarthy: unindicted bribe solicitor Al Gore: unindicted bribe taker Robert Toricelli: unindicted mafia tool and bribe taker Jim McGreevey: unindicted bribe taker Marion Barry: is he still out of office, or is he back again? Bill Clinton: unindicted bribe taker, malfeasant, seller of military secrets to foriegn governments, perjurer, rapist Gerry Studds: unindicted child rapist Barney Frank: unidicted child whoremonger Wisconson Senate Majority Leader Chuck Chvala, using state employees to do political work and to illegally funneling money to a state Senate campaign. (19 other counts were dropped and Chvala served no time.) Former Sen. Brian Burke, felony and misdemeanor pleas Miscelleaneous democrat criminals: John Wayne Gacy, rapist, murderer, democrat fund raiser Michael Skakel, Kennedy, murderer William Kennedy Smith, Kennedy, rapist Brian Doyle, dem activist child molester Neil Goldschmidt, Oregon governor, confessed child molester Rep. Mel Reynolds, D-IL child rapist pardoned by clinton Cynthia McKinney Robert Byrd Read this whole page for a list of democrat campaign activities. All you need for these campaign activities is a gun, a knife, some spray paint to make swastikas, some matches, and some gasoline. Sen. Daniel Inouye, accused of sexual harrassment Former Rep. Gus Savage, fondling peace corps volunteer Former Sen. Brock Adams, rape Former Rep. Fred Richmond, soliciting from a 16 year old Former Rep. John Young, sexual harrassment of staffer Former Rep. Wayne Hays, traded secretary job for **** Ira Einhorn, rape and murder Guilt by association department: Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who would be speaker of the House, and the ACLU Foundation has contributed to her campaign. That’s the same ACLU that defends the North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) Yeah those liberals sure own the moral high ground! LMAO!

Why do Liberals see America as a bunch of different groups instead of just seeing Americans? by Let Freedom Reign Q: I mean we all know the answer, that is how they prosper politically by pitting people against one another. Have they no shame? Personally I am offended when a Liberal tells me I'm not good enough and I need the government to even things up. I want to be self reliant and do not want the governments help.

A: EXAMPLES OF DEM “HIGHER VALUES” 10. Sen. Daniel Inouye. The 82-year-old Hawaii Democrat was accused in the 1990s by numerous women of sexual harassment. Democrats cast doubt on the allegations and the Senate Ethics Committee dropped its investigation. 9. Former Rep. Gus Savage. The Illinois Democrat was accused of fondling a Peace Corps volunteer in 1989 while on a trip to Africa. The House Ethics Committee decided against disciplinary action in 1990. 8. Rep. Barney Frank. The outspoken Massachusetts Democrat hired a male prostitute who ran a prostitution service from Frank’s residence in the 1980s. Only two Democrats in the House of Representatives voted to censure him in 1990. 7. Former Sen. Brock Adams. The late Washington Democrat was forced to stop campaigning after numerous accusations of drugging, assault and rape, the first surfacing in 1988. 6. Former Rep. Fred Richmond. This New York Democrat was arrested in 1978 for soliciting sex from a 16-year-old. He remained in Congress and won re-election—before eventually resigning in 1982 after pleading guilty to tax evasion and drug possession. 5. Former Rep. John Young. The late Texas Democrat increased the salary of a staffer after she gave in to his sexual advances. The congressman won re-election in 1976 but lost two years later. 4. Former Rep. Wayne Hays. The late Ohio Democrat hired an unqualified secretary reportedly for sexual acts. Although he resigned from Congress, the Democratic House leadership stalled in removing him from the Administration Committee in 1976. 3. Former Rep. Gerry Studds. He was censured for sexual relationship with underage male page in 1983. Massachusetts voters returned him to office for six more terms. 2. Former Rep. Mel Reynolds. The Illinois Democrat was convicted of 12 counts of sexual assault with a 16-year-old. President Bill Clinton pardoned him before leaving office. 1. Sen. Teddy Kennedy. The liberal Massachusetts senator testified in defense of nephew accused of rape, invoking his family history to win over the jury in 1991.

What would happen if the President Elect and Vice President elect died before taking office? by Q: Is there a line of succession for the President Elect? Would they call a new election?

A: Yes, it is called the chain of command or line of succession it is: 1Vice President of the United StatesJoe Biden (D) 2Speaker of the HouseJohn Boehner (R) 3President pro tempore of the SenateDaniel Inouye (D) 4Secretary of StateHillary Rodham Clinton (D) 5Secretary of the TreasuryTimothy Geithner (I)[3] 6Secretary of DefenseLeon Panetta (D) 7Attorney GeneralEric Holder (D) 8Secretary of the InteriorKen Salazar (D) 9Secretary of AgricultureTom Vilsack (D) 10Acting Secretary of CommerceRebecca Blank (D) 11Secretary of LaborHilda Solis (D) 12Secretary of Health and Human ServicesKathleen Sebelius (D) 13Secretary of Housing and Urban DevelopmentShaun Donovan (D) 14Secretary of TransportationRay LaHood (R) 15Secretary of EnergySteven Chu (D) 16Secretary of EducationArne Duncan (D) 17Secretary of Veterans AffairsEric Shinseki* 18Secretary of Homeland SecurityJanet Napolitano (D) The chain would go to the person holding the highest position that was actually in office, so it would go to John Boehener.

Senator Daniel Inouye Biography? by Tyler Parkerson Q: I was wondering if anyone knew if there was an autobiography or biography about the life of Sen Daniel Inouye? I find his story about WWII to be incredibly interesting, but I can't find a book about it anywhere. Thanks!

A: Type his name into your search bar, and you will find biographical information.

What Do All Of These Democrats Have In Common? by Doc Watson Q: Senators Tom Dashle, Jim Webb, Bob Kerrey, Daniel Inouye, Max Cleland, Tom Harkin, Jack Reed, Fritz Hollings, Leonard Boswell, John Kerry, Chuck Robb, George McGovern, Lloyd Benson and John Glenn. Of course, I could have easily added a hundred others to this list if I had included Representatives.

A: They served in the military. In the house, 15.2% of the Republicans & 9% of the Democrats served. In the Senate, 17% of the Republicans & 12% of the Democrats served. In the Full Congress, 15.5% of the Republicans & 9.6% of the Democrats served. In the house, 2.8% of the Republicans & 1.6% of the Democrats served in Vietnam. In the Senate, 2% of the Republicans & 2% of the Democrats servedin Vietnam. In the Full Congress, 2.6% of the Republicans & 1.7% of the Democrats served in Vietnam. So while there are patriots & cowards on both sides, it looks like there might be a few more draft-dodgers on the left.

Why did a key Hawaii Democratic Senator get financial aid for a bank that contained his personal wealth? by Obama - Wimp in the White House Q: WASHINGTON - Sen. Daniel K. Inouye's staff contacted federal regulators last fall to ask about the bailout application of an ailing Hawaii bank that he had helped to establish and where he has invested the bulk of his personal wealth. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31675539/ns/politics-washington_post/ Did Obama and Turbo Tim bend the rules to help out a political ally?

A: shhhhh, your not supposed to ask questions unless he had sex with someone other than his spouse. dont worry about tarp money going to his own bank. Edit: hey doodle, we arent talking about 1000-1500K here also, those senetors didnt make a specific request to include those banks in the TARP bill to bail out their personal investments.

Why blame Obama or Bush for this economy? by Green Pagan 4.0 Q: Robert Byrd and Ted Stevens have been the chairmen of the US Senate Appropriations Committee for the past 12 years... If anyone could have stopped wasteful spending practices - it was those two... They've been running the show with our tax money all through Clinton and Bush... It finally changed over to Daniel K. Inouye under Obama... and I think we owe this Senator from Hawaii a chance to show his stripes... Do you think the President or Congress has more control over fiscal matters, and why?

A: I don't blame Obama, because he hasn't been in office for very long. He is adding to the deficit, but at least his programs are designed to help the public. I DO blame Bush and his Echoes in Congress for the systematic looting of our Treasury, most of it in Iraqi Reconstruction, where fraudulent practices by companies like Halliburton and those contracted by Halliburton were constant. Not only did he spend our money, but George Bush totally neglected the economy. For months and months after every Joe Citizen knew the situation was dire, Bush insisted that the economy was good. We existed for a long, long time with no direction at all. You know you're in trouble when the chairmen of the U.S. Appropriations Committee are being investigated for fraudulent behavior. Our Congressional fools evidently thought that the word "Oversight" meant the view from their office windows.

Who is daniel k inouye and where can i find a recent speech that describes his political standings? by thettim Q: I know that he's a senator from Hawaii and i need a recent speech that will help me to describe him for my Govt class. Recent = within the last 4 years.

A: Have you tired his web site?

How come え sometimes=ye when written out in English? by Koiyuki Q: I.E. the term for modern Japanese cash(Yen) and the way they the name of one of the senators from Hawaii(Daniel Inouye). Is there some specific grammar rule concerning translation that I'm not aware of yet, and if so, when was it established?(my student intuition is telling me this is tied to an old and obscure rule rarely spoken of outside the communities it concerns)

A: Japanese currency "Yen"えん is pobably only え = "ye" still exists in the modern Japanese language. "ye" and "we" has been omitted from Japanese language over 100 years ago. Here the history of "Yen". "Yen (Endo)" name is derived from the unit of China. In China, the silver is treated as a pile of money without the cast, and 18th century Spain, its colony of silver from Mexico more than that coined money is flowing into ( nickel silver ). Because these forms, the " silver yen "was called. Mint Honkon England after the "Ichi Maruyama Hong Kong" issued a silver dollar and is engraved with the flow. "Silver yen" is also flowing into Japan with its name, which is also mimicking the Japanese currency unit "circle" and amended. In 1830, Japan has moved to a silver standard silver standard system with the same amount of money equal to grade silver Kong. From the shape of the Meiji government money "yen" and named the theory is the myth. Romanization is "en" instead of "yen" is expected because some of the biggest reason, but from the Edo through Meiji American English "yen" and spelling, probably because it was internationalized. . Dictionary based on a first-ever full-fledged Hepburn in [ English sum aggregation Forest ] (1867 edition), the "circle" Besides, "d" "We (we)" are all words beginning with "ye "is spelled. It precedes the WH Medhurst] [Vocabulary Hide Kazu Kazu Hide (1830) is modeled after (Medhurst has never visited Japan, Jakarta ( Batavia ) from the Japanese who came to interviews. Japanese they Some are old as time [je] seems to have come from the countryside remains sound. The vocabulary is "e" and "ye" mixed, at the top of the list pseudonym will "d "The" e "" ye "has been struck by both.) Hepburn, however, the Japanese "d" except for some areas is very, [je] instead of [e] because I knew that it had been pronounced, Third Edition has been established Roman Hepburn (version 1886) leading to "circle" of the case markers and the "to" except "d" all "e". At this point already, "yen" is "yen" is considered to have been established as. The reason is that the Western word "yen" is better, that could help include hard to confuse with other words (like prepositions en French.) Spelling pulled in foreign countries is "Yan" [jɛn], and so on "y" often pronounce. The historical orthography "Wen (wen)" is. ([Je] from [e] on the transition period, the Japanese history in terms of phonology.

Senator Daniel Inouye won a medal of honor for bravery in WWII, but he was a Dem so fvck him? by Stan Q: Senator Inouye single handily took on 3 German machine gun nests during WWII and was awarded a Medal of Honor for his bravery. BUT he is a Democrat. A modern Nazi. And he's from Hawaii, the country where the worst Nazi in history was allegedly born, Hawaii. So yeah I'm glad he's dead. Oh sorry, Andrew Breitbart's ghost came from hell to possess me for a second, what did I type?

When a new state is ratified, how does one become an elected senator of that state? by txsilver07 Q: For example, when Hawaii was ratified as a federated state on August 21, 1959, Daniel Ken Inouye took office on that same date. Does such a candidate campaign for the role of senator under the assumption the territory will become a state? How does this process work?

A: Most likely it was a special appointment until the next round of senatorial elections. They coordinate them to be voted on at the same time.

Why does the media feel they need to cover the shooting in Connecticut any further? by Adamsman Q: I feel it is a horrible tragedy and needed 1 day of coverage and then the memorial service needed to be covered. From there I feel it is only a local story and is being shoved down our throats. I am not trying to be insensitive to the victims and their families of this horrid and evil crime, but nationally shouldn't we have two days of mourning and now move on to other news like the fiscal cliff and international stories. I feel the amount of coverage probably overwhelmes the survivors and people around the country with fear when this was horrendous but unusual to have happen. I do feel later the politicians need to work at ways of preventing this from ever happening again, but other then that and maybe anniversaries it should be left alone now. Same applies with any other disaster or crime. Why does the media feel the need to cover this so much? Senator Daniel Inouye died today and I would think with his years of service that should have gotten a full report. It did not on CBS News though it was mentioned by the lead anchor.

When Obama ordered 100 American troops to be deployed to Africa? by K2010 Q: Why did he sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Daniel Inouye, the president pro tempore of the Senate. Was he informing them of his decision? Aren't Senate and House were suppose to approve it?

A: Usually a President gives a speech and informs the nation that this will happen and why.And then it is debated.And yes he has to get monies to fund it.I don't get this President at all.He is so thinned skin and its just scary how he just by passes all of our checks and balances to do what he wants.

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