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  • Let them eat their shoes and sandwiches:Boycott the NFL

    07/21/2011 8:18:43 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 39 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | July 21, 2011 | Ron Reale, staff writer
    The NFL, Nike and Subway, in an incredibly insulting slap in the face to the 86% of Americans that own and cherish their companion animals, has gone out of its way to hire the only person they feel appropriate to promote their products, Michael “DOGKILLER” Vick. O.J. Simpson wasn’t available. I figure they want everyone that handles their products to feel just like Michael “DOG KILLER” Vick felt when he had his hands around the throat of his dog, choking the life out of it for losing a fight. As they slide their feet into their shoes, they can think...
  • Ace fighter pilot, Medal of Honor recipient dies

    11/28/2007 7:43:31 PM PST · by concentric circles · 77 replies · 480+ views
    Bogalusa Daily News ^ | November 26, 2007 | AP
    Jefferson J. DeBlanc, seated in the cockpit of a F4F Wildcat fighter plane, found ways to beat death for three years. But on Thanksgiving Day, DeBlanc, a Marine pilot in World War II's Pacific Theater, passed away from complications related to pneumonia. He was 86. So many World War II veterans have died recently that we don't often pause to pay them the honor they're due. DeBlanc may provide a chance to make up for it. DeBlanc wore the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military honor. DeBlanc, born in Lockport, enlisted in the Marines five months before Pearl Harbor....
  • Marines bring in his Wildcat

    06/08/2007 8:42:39 PM PDT · by kms61 · 57 replies · 2,167+ views
    Daily Iberian ^ | June 7, 2007 | Alicia Duplessis
    It wasn’t for keeps or to park in his garage, but being surprised with the type of aircraft he used to shoot down six Japanese fighter planes over the Pacific Ocean in 1943 set up a memorable day for retired U.S. Marine Corps pilot Jeff DeBlanc, 86, of St. Martinville. “I am so very humbled and it’s so nice to see everyone who came out to do this for me,” said DeBlanc as he looked into the crowd sprinkled with young uniformed officers. “As one Marine to another I look at them as veterans that survived the war just like...
  • The Raptor in the Real World (F-22 alert)

    02/11/2007 2:47:34 PM PST · by Neville72 · 49 replies · 1,881+ views
    Air Force Magazine Online ^ | 2/10/2007 | John A. Tirpak
    The Raptor in the Real World By John A. Tirpak, Executive Editor In little more than a year, the Air Force has transformed its newly operational F-22 into something remarkable—a weapon of true intimidation. The Raptor has proved itself time and time again in USAF’s toughest wargames. In live exercises, it has trounced the best “opponents” USAF can muster. It hits them at unprecedented speeds and altitudes—and with impunity. The F-22 does this while in the hands of operators—not test pilots, but rank and file fighter pilots. They consider it to be nearly as reliable as mature F-15 and F-16...
  • History Channel - Friday Night Fights

    11/02/2006 5:25:12 PM PST · by edpc · 5 replies · 585+ views
    The History Channel ^ | 11/2/2006 | THC
    Shootout : Iwo Jima: Fight to the Death. Friday November 03 08:00 PM The Battle of Iwo Jima is best known for the famous flag-raising photograph taken on Mt. Suribachi, but there's an untold story behind the picture. Just before the photo was snapped, there was a bloody shootout on the mountain crest. This is just one of the true stories told by veterans of one of the Pacific's bloodiest battlefields, where 70,000 US Marines fought 21,000 entrenched Japanese over eight square miles of death. Follow the men of the 5th Pioneer Battalion as they fight off a savage, last-ditch...
  • Plea Deal Ends Green Bay Dog Fighting Case (Warning: Graphic Example of Cultural Diversity)

    04/08/2006 6:42:44 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 36 replies · 828+ views
    JSOnline via AP ^ | April 8, 2006 | Staff Writer from AP
    GREEN BAY, WI (AP) -- A man accused of staging dog fights at his home faces sentencing in June after reaching a plea deal rather than go to trial Friday. Ngia Vang, 45, of Green Bay entered an Alford plea to one count of instigating animal fights, and a second count was dismissed. In that type of plea, a defendant maintains his innocence but concedes the evidence is sufficient for a conviction. The charges were filed in November after police and an animal control officer found that Vang's basement had blood-spattered drywall, duct tape, collars and sticks for prying dogs'...
  • Dogfights, cockfights come under House spotlight (Texas)

    04/22/2005 1:02:25 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 27 replies · 598+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 04/22/2005 | Guillermo X. Garcia
    AUSTIN — Spurred by the biggest dogfight bust in recent Texas history — in eastern Bexar County last January — a San Antonio lawmaker is trying to increase penalties for those who engage in or profit from rooster and dog bouts. Under the proposal, House Bill 2222 by Democratic Rep. Jose Menendez, people involved in dogfights or cockfights or who share in their earnings or allow their property to be used for them could be charged with a state jail felony. Currently such offenses are misdemeanors. The bill also would increase the penalty for being a spectator at such events...
  • NEW GREEK AIRSPACE VIOLATIONS BY TURKISH JETS (With Dogfights?)

    03/28/2003 10:58:21 PM PST · by Ymani Cricket · 2 replies · 238+ views
    NEW GREEK AIRSPACE VIOLATIONS BY TURKISH JETS Athens, 28 March 2003 (20:51 UTC+2) Eighteen Turkish F-16 fighter jets violated international air traffic regulations ten times today, while two violations of the Greek airspace were also recorded over the Aegean. The Turkish fighter jets flew in seven formations over the sea region between the Aegean islands of Lesvos and Limnos and east of the island of Rhodes. Four of the formations were armed and Greek Air Force aircraft engaged in eight dogfights.