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Ex-Gitmo Detainee Can't Get His Money Back

The Pentagon does not have to return the money that it seized from a Guantanamo detainee that it released to Algeria, a federal judge ruled.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

DefenceTalk News

The Continuing Role of Strategic Deterrence and How the US Navy Meets the Demands

Fifty-four years ago this week, USS George Washington made history when it successfully launched two Polaris A1 missiles off Cape Canaveral, bringing to fruition a remarkable research and development effort composed of Navy and industry partners that had begun only four years earlier.


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Charles A. Bizzaro

<![CDATA[Richmond, Ind. - Charles A. Bizzaro, age 87, of Richmond, passed away quietly and peacefully on Friday (July 18, 2014) at Reid Hospital. He was born in Richmond on December 8, 1926 to Chester and Josephine Porfidio Bizzaro, both immigrants of Marcianise, Italy. In 1943 Charles joined the Navy, doing basic training and gunnery school in Chicago, then to Lambert Field at the US Naval Station outside of Saint Louis. He then spent 10 months at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. After he came back home to Richmond, he worked for Crosley and then Avco until it closed in 1974. While employed at Avco, he became business manager for the Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union. He then worked for Kemper Brothers Cabinet Company for 14 years, getting involved with the Union there as well. He served on the Board of Directors of United Way, was President of the Richmond Plan Commission for 9 years and also spent 5 years serving on the Human Resources Relations Committee. He retired in 1990. He was instrumental in organizing the Fairview Neighborhood Association and was active with it for many years helping to improve the area and planning many events for both adults and children in the neighborhood. He was well known by all for his famous Italian dinners and would often insist that people who just stopped by to visit, or even to help with a project he was involved in, stay and have a wonderful Italian dinner or lunch with him. He successfully introduced many friends and acquaintances to amazing Italian cuisine long before Italian restaurants were on every corner. He loved life and enjoyed the company of friends and family. Charles is survived by his wife of 66 years, Marilyn Miller Bizzaro; his daughters and their husbands, Christina and Robert Erbse and Mary Jo and Dr. James Szymanowski. He was blessed with grandchildren Amy Jo Witte and husband Lou, Kara Sum and husband Joe, Shawn McNabb and wife Jen, Jason Szymanowski and wife Gari, Keith Szymanowski and Jill Szymanowski Crull and husband Todd. He was further blessed with great grandchildren Zada Valentine and Ozzy Witte, Landen and Kamdyn Sum, Daulton and Clayton Coates, Christopher and Jordan Szymanowski, Ayden Szymanowski and Heather, Olivia and William Crull. Nothing brought him greater pleasure than their stories of playing sports and the hugs and kisses they bestowed on him. He is also survived by a sister, Anna Mae Allen and her children Bernadette (husband Tim) Williams, Michael (wife Marriann) Allen, John Allen and their families. He also leaves a very special cousin, Anna Marie Ferriell and her husband John, as well as many life-long friends. Charles leaves us with many memories and stories to share and keep him with us in spirit forever. He was preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Josephine Bizzaro; a sister, Carmella (Clara) Bizzaro Dadisman, aunts, uncles and cousins. Private services will be held at Riggle - Waltermann Mortuary on Wednesday (July 23, 2014) at the convenience of the family. Deacon Frank Roberts will officiate. Burial will be in Saint Andrew Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Help the Animals, P.O. Box 117, Richmond, Indiana 47375.


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Marine Corps Times

Blue Angels add XO, screening after misconduct report

The Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, fly in the Diamond formation in May at the Rhode Island National Guard Open House Air Show.


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The Washington Post

a Foreign Fightersa for Israel

Israeli soldiers take up positions close to the Israeli border with the Gaza Strip on July 22. The deaths on July 20 of two Americans serving in the Israel Defense Forces provided an opening for critics of Israel to compare them to the foreign fighters of the Islamic State, formerly referred to as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria .


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Beau Bergdahl's Duty-And Ours

Beau Bergdahl has been returned to "active duty." Apparently, that means a desk job while the Army considers what should be done with this young enlisted soldier.


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Common Dreams

The United States Wants the World to Forget These Prisoners

An activist publicist, Andy draws attention to Americans imprisoned for their beliefs.


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Are the Guantanamo war crimes courts now doomed?

Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center's adviser on constitutional literacy, explains how a recent court ruling based on Article I of the Constitution has created a huge problem for the war crimes system at Guantanamo.

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BBC News

How many times did court doors close?

One for spy thriller fans and conspiracy theorists: in the last year, the government has asked judges five times to let it give secret evidence to defend itself in otherwise open court cases.


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The Toronto Star

Khadr access blocked, prompting media court challenge

Canadian prison officials are refusing to let the public hear from former Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr , repeatedly denying interview requests despite the fact that Khadr is willing to talk after 12 years of custody and may soon be released.


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The Record: Tank sheriff's plan

APPARENTLY THERE is an alternative to merging the Bergen County Police Department with the Bergen County Sheriff's Office: the Bergen County Official Army, or the BCOA.


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Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Daily Caller

Why I Attended The White House Iftar

This Ramadan I had the opportunity to attend the White House Iftar. And yes, it was an opportunity - one I embraced.


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The Raw Story

Russia blacklists U.S. soldiers for Guantanamo 'torture'

Russia on Saturday banned entry to 12 US soldiers and officials including the military commander at Guantanamo, accusing them of torture, in an apparent tit-for-tat response to new sanctions by Washington.


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The Wichita Eagle

Court: Former Guantanamo detainee cana t get his money back

An Algerian citizen, and one-time resident of Canada, Djamel Ameziane was held at Guantanamo for more than 11 years after being seized while trying to cross into Pakistan from Afghanistan.


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John Oliver Calls Out America's Racist, Broken Prison System: 'We Are Doing A Terrible Job'

On Sunday, John Oliver's main story was a look at the racism and corruption inherent in the American prison system, and our national apathy toward it.


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ABC News

Lex Pistols, band of Justice Lex Lasry, to play Greste benefit

A Supreme Court judge and his band The Lex Pistols will perform at a benefit concert for detained Australian journalist Peter Greste in Melbourne.


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WWWV-FM Charlottesville

Russians Prohibit Jim Moran From Entering Their Country

Russia has banned a member of Virginia's congressional delegation and 12 other Americans connected with the Guantanamo Bay detention camp and the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.


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Sun Jul 20, 2014

WWBN-FM Burton

Kojima Claims Metal Gear Solid 5 Will Critique Hollywood's Portrayal of U.S. Policies

In an interview with The Guardian , the real Big Boss of the Metal Gear Solid series, Hideo Kojima, explained that the events of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain's story will revolve around US policies and encourages players to think about the ongoing cycles of war that exist between the world's superpowers.


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Free Republic

Marine Held in Mexico: If Congress can&#x27;t get...

When justifying the release of five vicious Taliban terrorists detained at 'Gitmo' in exchange for U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl, the president said, 'We don't leave our people behind.'


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Drudge Retort

6 Gitmo Detainees Will Be Sent to Uruguay

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has secretly notified Congress that the military intends to transfer six low-level Guantanamo Bay detainees to Uruguay as early as next month.


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