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  • Kansas City, Kansas police captain dies after shooting, sources say

    07/19/2016 1:58:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 76 replies ^ | 7/19/16 | staff
    KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A Kansas City, Kansas, police captain has died following a shooting early Tuesday afternoon, according to multiple sources. Chief Terry Zeigler originally tweeted that an officer had been shot at 22nd and Haskell.
  • Today We Get A Socialist Captain America…(left wing Disney/Marvel at it again)

    10/14/2015 7:56:59 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 31 replies
    Bleeding Cool News ^ | October 14, 2015 | by Rich Johnston
    Despite beginning by punching out Adolf Hitler, Captain America has stayed relatively apolitical. He’s a soldier, doing what is ordered, sometimes rebelling against those orders when they are from a voice that is corrupt, but the actual political nuance has not bothered the character as much. But that was Steve Rogers. from the new Sam Wilson: Captain America #1. When the ex-Falcon has been thinking. And possibly watching last night’s Democrat debate. And doesn’t want to just be a tool anymore...Basically what if Bernie Sanders was Captain America?
  • BREAKING NEWS: American Airlines captain dies at the controls despite desperate efforts..

    10/05/2015 11:14:32 AM PDT · by PROCON · 49 replies ^ | Oct. 5, 2015 | John Hutchinson
    An airline captain has reportedly died at the controls despite a flight attendant with medical training trying to revive him. In a recording, the first officer is heard radioing in the emergency to ground control explaining that the captain has become 'incapacitated.' American Airlines flight 550 was en-route to Boston from Phoenix earlier this morning when the pilot was taken ill at the controls. An air stewardess - apparently a former nurse - fought to save his life but to no avail.
  • Clint Eastwood To Make Film about Capt. Sully Sullenberger

    06/05/2015 12:11:41 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 51 replies
    Flying Magazine ^ | Jun 04, 2015 | Stephen Pope
    Clint Eastwood To Make Film about Capt. Sully Sullenberger By Stephen Pope / Published: Jun 04, 2015 Warner Bros. Pictures announced on Tuesday that the life story of Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger is coming to the big screen in a yet-to-be named motion picture that will be directed by none other than Clint Eastwood. The film will be adapted from Sully's book, "Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters," co-written with Jeffery Zaslow.
  • Watch real-life 'Captain America' save the day

    05/20/2015 2:30:08 PM PDT · by Raymann · 5 replies
    CNET ^ | 5/20/15 | Eric Mack
    Video at link To create a real American hero, there's no need to spend millions on costumes, CGI effects and stunts. Apparently all it takes is a little US Army training and a faded T-shirt. When off-duty Army Captain Steve Voglezon put on his red "Captain America" T-shirt on Sunday, he surely had no idea it would be even more apropos than the uniform he wears most other days. When Voglezon came upon the scene of a fiery head-on collision on a North Carolina road, he quickly sprung into action, rescuing two people trapped inside one of the crashed cars,...
  • Andreas Lubitz: Germanwings flight's last minutes revealed in chilling black box transcript

    03/29/2015 5:14:25 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 155 replies
    Mirror ^ | March 29, 2015
    Andreas Lubitz: Germanwings flight's last minutes revealed in chilling black box transcript 29 March 2015 By Alex Wellman Patrick Sondheimer is heard screaming to his co-pilot "Open the goddam door" as passengers scream in the background The dramatic last moments of the doomed Germanwings flight have been revealed in a chilling transcript of the black box recording that shows the captain screaming at Andreas Lubitz “Open the goddam door”. Patrick Sondheimer, pilot of the traffic plane, is heard frantically pleading with the killer to let him into the cockpit, just seconds before crashing into the Alps. BEA Germanwings CVR Evidence:...
  • Captain of sunken S. Korean ferry receives 36 years in prison

    11/11/2014 4:06:57 AM PST · by servo1969 · 2 replies ^ | 11-11-2014 |
    A South Korean court sentenced the captain of a ferry whose sinking left over 300 people dead and plunged the country into prolonged mourning and soul-searching to 36 years in prison Tuesday. Capt. Lee Joon-seok was convicted of gross negligence, but was also acquitted of a homicide charge, which claimed that he left the passengers behind while the ship was sinking. Family members of the victims, most of whom were teenagers, immediately criticized the sentence for Lee and other crew members as too lenient, some weeping and shouting during the court proceedings. The vessel's chief engineer got 30 years, and...
  • Captains Uncourageous

    04/21/2014 5:14:13 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4-21-2014 | Daren Jonescu
    If we are unable or unwilling to see and confront the extreme lack of character -- the dishonor -- in Captain Lee's behavior, on the grounds that "we weren't in his shoes," then we are only increasing the chances that our own response, should we ever find ourselves in similar shoes, will be as weak as his. If we rationalize his action, we are implicitly rationalizing our own. That, in fact, is likely the main reason we excuse shameful actions so easily today: we are hoping to excuse ourselves from scrutiny (including and especially self-scrutiny) regarding our own failures of...
  • Crew members: ‘Captain Phillips’ is one big lie

    10/13/2013 7:51:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/13/13 | Maureen Callahan
    It’s made for Hollywood: the story of an average American family man, captain of a cargo ship in dangerous waters, his vessel overtaken by armed Somali pirates demanding ransom, saving his crew by allowing himself to be removed from the boat and taken hostage. All of this is the basis for “Captain Phillips,” starring Tom Hanks as the titular, real-life hero. The only problem, say some members of the real Capt. Phillips’ crew, is none of it is true. Capt. Richard Phillips, they say, is no hero, and the film is one big lie. “Phillips wasn’t the big leader like...
  • A Remarkable Man Has Stepped Into the Clearing; Captain Carroll LeFon USN (Ret.) 1960-2012

    03/07/2012 5:38:24 PM PST · by LucyT · 12 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | March 7, 2012 | Staff
    As the sun’s rays broke over the top of the eastern hills this morning, the military blogging community was coming to grips with the loss of a truly remarkable man. Retired Navy Captain Carroll LeFon, who was known to thousands by his “nom de blog” of Neptunus Lex, died when his Israeli-built F-21 Kfir single-seat fighter aircraft crashed at NAS Fallon at around 0915 yesterday morning. The challenge in writing about such a man is that my command of the language to do justice to him is insufficient for the task, yet his mastery of words gave vivid understanding on...
  • Cruise disaster: Costa Concordia captain told to 'get back on board' by coast guard

    01/17/2012 1:45:30 PM PST · by mwilli20 · 23 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 3:35PM GMT 17 Jan 2012 | Telegraph
    The Italian coast guard orders in vain the captain of the capsized Italian cruise ship to return on board to oversee the evacuation, according to a recording of the conversation released by a leading Italian newspaper...
  • Stricken cruise liner captain...appears in court

    01/17/2012 10:25:58 AM PST · by Razzz42 · 16 replies ^ | Last updated 17th January 2012 | By Lee Moran and Nick Pisa
    The publication of the transcripts by Il Fatto Quotidiano newspaper comes as it was revealed junior officers onboard led a 'mutiny' after the ship struck a reef and captain Francesco Schettino dithered in giving the order to abandon the stricken vessel. According to coastguards Schettino did not give the crucial instructions until 10.58pm on Friday night, more than one hour after the initial impact with the rocks, and so wasting valuable time that contributed to the loss of six lives. Officials say that during those chaotic minutes, the bungling skipper had tried to palm them off and minimise the dangerous...
  • Greece Releases 'Audacity of Hope' Captain

    07/05/2011 2:24:50 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/7/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    The captain of the US 'Audacity of Hope' arrested for violating a Greek ban on sailing to Gaza from its ports was freed on Tuesday, Reuters reports. Greek authorities last week banned ships destined for Gaza from leaving Greek ports "for their safety". American John Klusmire, 60, was charged during a hearing on Tuesday with breaching the ban and putting lives at risk after being intercepted last week at sea by the Hellenic Coast Guard. When ordered to return to port Klusmire, ferrying mostly American passengers, refused, leading to a two-hour stand off that ended when Greek commandos boarded his...
  • Baggy Pants Cause Plane's Evacuation, Jail Time

    06/16/2011 2:21:47 PM PDT · by rawhide · 61 replies · 1+ views ^ | 6-16-11 | By RJ Middleton
    Entire plane evacuated for man's refusal to pull up his pants. He was flying home to attend best friend's funeralCan a baggy-pants fashion trend land you in jail and clear a plane before takeoff? It can in San Francisco International Airport. Deshon Marman, a 20-year-old football star from San Francisco's Bayview neighborhood, was asked to pull up his sagging pajama pants before his U.S. Airways flight home -- a flight to take him to his best friend's funeral. Marman's friend, David Henderson, was shot and killed on those same Bayview streets. Marman told his mother (see video) that he at...
  • Face of Defense: Former NCO, Now Captain, Helps Troops

    03/23/2011 4:32:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Army Pfc. Alyxandra McChesney
    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE WARRIOR, Iraq, March 23, 2011 – Capt. Kim Walter knew she wasn’t going to get rich when she became the first woman in her family to join the Army. Army Capt. Kim Walter works on her daily reports at Contingency Operating Site Warrior in Kirkuk, Iraq, March 7, 2011. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Alyxandra McChesney  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “I didn’t join for the money, and I didn’t join for school,” said the operations officer serving here with the 1st Infantry Division’s 101st Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Advise and Assist Task Force. “I joined...
  • How Captain Elliot’s Party Boats Got an Obamacare Waiver

    11/15/2010 9:55:21 AM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    verum serum ^ | 11/15/10 | John
    Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit noted over the weekend that buried deep on the HHS website is a list of over 100 companies/organizations that have been granted waivers from the new health care law. Some of the companies on the list are well know, e.g. Olive Garden and Cracker Barrel restaurants and CIGNA health insurance. Others on the list seem conspicuous because of their small size. For instance, how did a company called Captain Elliot’s Party Boats get a waiver for their 10 employees? It turns out Captain Elliot’s Party Boats is the name of a company in Freeport, Texas...
  • Japan releases Chinese captain

    09/24/2010 1:07:20 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 12 replies
    PressTV ^ | Sept 24th 2010 | Agenciesf
    Japanese prosecutors have released the Chinese captain of a fishing boat who was arrested in waters off disputed islands in the East Sea earlier in September. "We decided it was inappropriate to continue the investigation while keeping the suspect in custody any further, considering the future of the Japan-China relationship," an official from the Osaka prosecutors' office said at news conference on Friday afternoon. Japan arrested the 41-year-old Chinese fishing boat captain, Zhan Qixiong, on September 8 following the collision of his boat with two Japanese coast guard vessels. The collision occurred in the disputed islands in the East Sea....
  • Captain America and his Patriotic Duty

    05/20/2010 3:57:41 PM PDT · by conservativefunhouse · 2 replies · 259+ views
    The Conservative Fun House ^ | 5/20/2010 | James Wright
    Not so long ago, in an administration far, far away from reality -Vice President Joe Biden made the following declaration on paying taxes: Captain America obviously didn’t get the message. The 140 million dollar blockbuster has moved film production to London, England to avoid high taxation. Sure, some of the "Captain America" adaptation is literally set in London; for those scenes, that location makes perfect sense. But it also makes perfect sense for Captain America, once he's done fighting Nazis, to also show a little patriotism and film seems in his home country. But, as any American knows -...
  • Should commissioned officer servicewomen be capped at O-6?

    02/20/2010 5:06:02 AM PST · by myknowledge · 51 replies · 797+ views
    February 20, 2010 | myknowledge
    I was wondering, that few militaries (like the United States) have women officers at flag rank (O-7 through to O-10). In order to limit the number of women in the military, even in the commissioned officer ranks, I would suggest a capping, or 'glass ceiling' for officer servicewomen to O-6 (colonel or navy captain). Do you think imposing a 'glass ceiling' on servicewomen is 'sexist'? Is it 'unpatriotic'?
  • Marvel Comics: Captain America Says Tea Parties Are Dangerous and Racist

    02/09/2010 1:56:57 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 51 replies · 1,555+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 2-9-10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Marvel Comic’s Captain America is the mightiest soldier with the super powerful secret soldier formula that makes him a super man. Sadly, this muscle bound hero that took on the whole Nazi army during WWII seems to be afraid of those American people who’ve joined the Tea Party movement. Not only is Cappy quaking in his little red booties, but he’s sure that the Tea Party folks are dangerous racists, too. Isn’t it wonderful that a decades old American comic book hero is now being used to turn readers against our very political system, being used to slander folks that...