The United States’ Disservice To Afghan Translators

An e-mail to the United States from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

The State Department has defied Congress by denying visas to thousands of interpreters who, like Fazel, fight alongside our soldiers. Congress has authorized 1,500 visas per year for Afghans who have assisted us; the State Department annually approves about 200. In a letter to President Obama , more than a dozen members of Congress, Democrats and Republicans, complained that in the past five years, State has issued only 12 percent of the available visas. An analogous program for Iraq has been similarly stalemated. To qualify for a visa , Afghan interpreters must provide recommendations from U.S. officers and be interviewed and approved by the U.S. Embassy in Kabul. The next step is the bottleneck: If approved there, the application must be reviewed by security committees in Washington. These panels have no incentive to say yes and a huge incentive to say no in order to avoid blame for any future incident. For example, two Iraqi refugees living in Kentucky were arrested in 2010 for shipping weapons to Al-Qaeda in Iraq. But the refugees in Kentucky had not laid their lives on the line for American soldiers; they werent recommended by U.S. officers who had served alongside them. Every person granted a visa poses some risk.

United States : TDS to Offer service in 3 Stimulus Project AREAS [TendersInfo (India)]

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money to pay for the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons, what better form than the Nigerian e-mail scams we all receive. Here’s a text that President Assad should feel free to use for maximum effectiveness. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad gives a news conference in 2009. (Dieter Nagl/AFP/Getty Images) SUBJECT: REQUEST FOR URGENT INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS PROPOSAL Dear United States, Hello I am Pres MR BASHAR ASSAD of Syrian Arab Republic. This is email with excitement opportunity for international communities. I am hold large stockpile deadly chemical for interest of one MR BAN KI MOON of United Nation and MR BARACK OBAMA of U.S. States. These chemicals for rebels/AlQaeda,not for civilians OK? Syrian Arab Republic is seek disposal chemical weapons, contain amount one (1) thousand tonnes (KG). We are require funds in amount U.S.$1BILLION for cost. Please I will advice that you contact me through my direct telefax number with all bank infos for dispose sarins. Sirs, Syrian Arab Republic is nation in difficult time, we have many expense with regards resistance to Western imperialism and for destruction of terrorism and also making instagrams . This transaction should be kept confidential. For your assistance as the account owner we shall deposit chemicals to United Nation, care of Pres MR VLADIMIR PUTIN of Moscow Russia, only on full receipt of funds plus 300 (four hundred) days or until MR BARACK OBAMA lose election. Your reply will be appreciated, YOUR SINCERELY, PRES BASHAR ASSAD.

The construction on the stimulus-funded projects would be continued by the TDS and which would be finished off at the end of 2013. The customers would be notified from the TDS that once service is accessible and they can then sign up through US mail. The funding would be received to the TDS for 44 projects, consisting of these projects in Wisconsin and Indiana, from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Utilities Service (RUS) as part of the ARRA. The Reeseville area project will be prepared of more than six miles of fibre optic cabling and six cabinets placed throughout TDS’ Riverside Telecom. This deployment will link about 200 residents to broadband service once complete. The part of TDS’ Farmers Telephone Company is the Beetown and Potosi project, which would comprise of about eight and a half miles of fibre optic cabling and nine cabinets. This deployment would link about 500 residents to broadband service upon completion. TDS’s project near Camden, Indiana are seven miles of fibre optic cabling and six cabinets. Once complete, approximately 300 residents in TDS’ Camden Telephone Company will have access to broadband service. (c) 2013 Euclid Infotech Pvt. Ltd. Provided by an company

United States Steel Corporation To Kick Off Annual United Way Campaign With Public Party

19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — WHAT:U. S. STEEL / UNITED WAY PARTY ON THE PLAZA WHERE: U. S. STEEL TOWER PLAZA (RAIN LOCATION: U. S. STEEL TOWER UPPER LOBBY) 600 GRANT STREET WHEN:FRIDAY, SEPT. 20, 2013, 11:00 A.M. 3:00 P.M. CONTACT:SARAH CASSELLA, 412-496-7523 (CELLULAR) United States Steel Corporation will kick off its Pittsburgh-area 2013 United Way employee campaign by hosting its annual Party on the Plaza event Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, from 11:00 a.m.