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  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Air Station Meridian, MS ~ 21 August 2018

    08/20/2018 6:01:05 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 50 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The Wordl !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Air Station Meridian, MississippiNaval Air Station Meridian or NAS Meridian is a military airport located 11 miles northeast of Meridian, Mississippi in Lauderdale County and Kemper County, and is one of the Navy's two jet strike pilot training facilities.Naval Air Station Meridian trains Sailors and Marines in aviation and technical related fields. It is home to Training Air Wing One, Training Squadron 9, Training Squadron 7, Naval Technical Training Center, Marine Aviation Training Support Squadron One and the Regional Counterdrug Training Academy.The Air Operations Department employs 230 military and civilian...
  • Exclusive: Trump says 'most likely' to meet North Korea's Kim again

    08/20/2018 5:05:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 20, 2018 | Steve Holland, Jeff Mason and James Oliphant
    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would “most likely” meet again with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, while defending his efforts to convince Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons. In an interview with Reuters, Trump, who held a landmark summit with Kim on June 12, said he believed North Korea had taken specific steps toward denuclearization, despite widespread doubts about Kim’s willingness to abandon his arsenal. While insisting that “a lot of good things are happening” with North Korea, Trump complained that China was not helping as much as it had in the past because of...
  • Poll: Lou Barletta and Bob Casey in Dead Heat in Pennsylvania Senate Race

    08/20/2018 3:31:08 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Aug 2018 | Sean Moran
    Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA) and Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) are in a dead heat in the Pennsylvania Senate race, according to a poll released on Monday. A Commonwealth Leaders Fund poll found that Sen. Bob Casey leads by only two points, with Casey at 47 percent, Barletta at 45 percent, and 6.1 percent of Pennsylvania voters undecided. The poll had a 3.6-point margin of error, making the Pennsylvania Senate race a virtual toss-up. The poll also weighted heavily for a significant Democrat turnout that outpaces previous “Democratic waves.” The poll suggested that Democrats will have a five-point turnout advantage over...
  • Twitter Feed of the WSJ's Kimberly Strassel

    08/20/2018 1:01:38 PM PDT · by drellberg · 20 replies
    Twitter ^ | August 20, 2018 | Kimberly Strassel
    20) "Trump’s mention of Ohr’s wife appears gratuitous. Her role in the matter, as yet, appears minimal." She worked for the main player in this drama, Fusion. And Fact Checker has zero ability to make that claim, since we still don't know her role. Bizarre.
  • Edward Lin Will Serve 6 Years for Mishandling Classified Information, Not Reporting Foreign Contacts

    08/20/2018 10:39:29 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 16 replies
    US Naval Institute ^ | June 2, 2017 7:45 PM • Updated: June 5, 2017 1:54 PM | Sam LaGrone
    NAVAL STATION NORFOLK, Va. — A Navy officer who pleaded guilty to mishandling classified information and not reporting foreign contacts will serve 6 years of confinement and will be dismissed from the Navy, a military judge ruled in a Friday sentencing hearing. Lt. Cmdr. Edward Lin, 40, was sentenced to a nine-year sentence with the last three years suspended as part of a pre-trial agreement with the government. Along with a 646-day credit for time served in pre-trial confinement, Lin could be released from the brig in about four years. He pleaded guilty last month to mishandling classified information, not...
  • Charges pending for man who waded into river full of bears for selfie

    08/20/2018 9:38:35 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 60 replies
    ABC7 ^ | 8/`17/18 | Staff
    Youtube video: Ignorant human being putting his life and bears lives in danger Brooks Falls Alaska 2018 08 09Brook Falls in Katmai Park, AK. There is a viewing platform safely elevated for tourists to watch the bears feeding on salmon which is the point of view from which the video of the idiot was taken. The man was part of a group of three people who NPS said entered a closed area of Katmai National Park & Preserve in Alaska earlier this month. Explore.org's popular Bear Cam captured the man as he waded into water knee-deep while five bears fed...
  • Penn lawyer who defended immigrants could face her own deportation

    08/19/2018 8:11:41 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 36 replies
    Philly.com ^ | Aug 19, 2018
    After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2015, Esperanza Franco headed south to the border, where she worked defending immigrants who faced deportation. Now she’s the one who might get kicked out of the country. Franco says her former employer’s mishandling of a work-visa application — she came here from Spain five years ago — has put her in danger of losing her legal status. She fears that in less than a month, she could end up being jailed in the same Arizona detention center where she has gone to visit clients. “I’m going through so much...
  • Polish Government Expels Critic (Soros tool)

    08/19/2018 8:04:47 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 11 replies
    //hamodia.com ^ | 19 Aug 2018
    (Washington Post) - The right-wing Polish government is continuously breaking new ground in its attacks on democracy and the rule of law. But now it has set a truly astonishing precedent. Warsaw has just used its European Union powers to deport a government critic and banned her from entering any country within the European free movement zone. The implications are ominous — and not only for Poland. Lyudmyla Kozlovska, a young human rights defender, is a fervent promoter of democratic Poland. ...This week, the Polish government deported Kozlovska. The authorities have not provided any explanation, but the likely reason is...
  • Democrat cracks joke about Trump drowning in the Potomac River: WATCH

    08/19/2018 6:26:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/19/18 | Daniel Chaitin
    Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., joked about how somebody saving a drowning President Trump would be a "catastrophe" at the start of an event in Sunshine, Fla., on Sunday. In a video reported by the Daily Caller, Hastings said he first learned of the joke from Ari Silver, whose father is former Florida state legislator and rabbi Barry Silver. “Do you know the difference between a crisis and a catastrophe?” Hastings said, retelling the joke. "A crisis is if Donald Trump falls into the Potomac River and can’t swim,” Hastings said. A "catastrophe," he added, "is anybody saves his ass.'” Cheers...
  • Iranians Yearn for Freedom

    08/19/2018 6:19:32 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 16 replies
    Daily caller ^ | 8/19/18 | Slater Bakhtavar
    It is worth noting that some in the American press, most explicitly CNN, have fundamentally misunderstood these protests, mischaracterizing them as internal struggles between political hardliners and “reformists”. This is an almost comical error, and causes one to wonder whether anyone making it has actually seen the demonstrations. The people in the streets are shouting phrases like “marg bar dictator” (meaning ‘down with the dictator’, a reference to Iranian Grand Ayatollah and Supreme Leader Khamenei) and “marg bar Rouhani” (“down with Rouhani”, the current Iranian president). Their opposition to the brutal regime under which they suffer could not be clearer....
  • Progressive veterans frame climate change as a national security issue (and here we go...)

    08/19/2018 5:58:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/19/18 | Lee Harris
    Self-described "ass-kicking, motorcycle-riding, Texas Democrat" MJ Hegar, a candidate for Texas’ deep-red 31st district, has a novel approach to environmental politics: she doesn’t care if her supporters believe in man-made climate change, but says it's hard to deny the corrupting effects of petroleum dependence on American foreign policy. "Our dependence on foreign oil is just so damaging to our country on so many levels," Hegar told ABC News in a June interview. "I respect other people’s freedom to be discerning and to make their own decisions. But they can’t deny that the U.S. military pays the price for our dependence...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Lawrence Joel ~ 20 August 2018

    08/19/2018 5:02:10 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 154 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
      Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~Lawrence Joel Info from here.             Lawrence Joel (February 22, 1928–February 4, 1984) was a United States Army Sergeant First Class who served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. While serving in Vietnam, as a medic with the rank of Specialist Five assigned to 1st Battalion of the 503rd...
  • Xi risks losing face in a trade war with Trump

    08/19/2018 11:30:26 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 29 replies
    nikkei ^ | July 09, 2018 | Minxin Pei
    Minxin Pei With the imposition of 25% tariffs on $68 billion worth of their merchandise trade ($34 billion of exports each), the U.S. and China have fired the first salvos of their trade war. If one were to borrow a military analogy, the first round of the U.S.-China trade war is either a skirmish or a probing attack, as the amount of the two-way merchandise trade affected by the tariffs is about only 10% of the total U.S.-China trade. But everyone knows that the main battle will be joined soon. Besides the additional $32 billion merchandise trade targeted for punitive...
  • Media Buzz at 29:40, Frank Luntz: I don't have "N word" tape.

    08/19/2018 2:09:15 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 38 replies
    Media Buzz ^ | 19/8/18
    Great talk by Frank Luntz, right after Ben Shapiro, who is also worth listening to.
  • How to destroy a society

    08/19/2018 1:48:28 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 19 Aug 18 | Todd Wood
    If I wanted to destroy an enemy society, and had a long-term focus, wanted to do it stealthily, and effectively, to make the society destroy itself and the ability to defend itself, I would do the following: 1. I would destroy the religious ideals that built the country and held it together, allowing it to thrive and be exceptional. In short, I would destroy Christianity in the West. 2. I would destroy the family, the fabric of society. I would tear apart the nuclear family, that produced stable children, future contributors to the nation’s wealth and power. I would...
  • Rudy Giuliani taunts John Brennan over lawsuit threat: 'I'd love to have Brennan under oath'

    08/19/2018 11:18:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 19, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    Former CIA director John Brennan said Sunday he’s considering suing the Trump administration for revoking his security clearance, prompting Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani to respond: Bring it on. “Then we take his deposition right away. As the plaintiff he’d have to go first. I’d volunteer to do that case for the president. I’d love to have Brennan under oath for I don’t know, how many days — two, three days? We’ll find out about Brennan,” Mr. Giuliani told Fox’s “Sunday Futures with Maria Bartiromo.” He cited Mr. Brennan’s role as CIA station chief in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, when the Khobar...
  • Media Freaks Out Over ICE Arresting An Illegal Immigrant — Then They Find Out He’s Wanted For Murder

    08/19/2018 11:07:32 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/19/2018 | Mike Brest
    The media freaked out on Saturday after ICE arrested a man in southern California while taking his pregnant wife to the hospital, only for the agency to later announce he is wanted for murder in Mexico. Joel Arrona Lara, 36, was detained at a gas station in San Bernardino, California, while he and his wife were on their way to the hospital for her cesarean section. He reportedly had been living in the U.S. illegally for 12 years.
  • The US Navy just got the green light to stick it to China with game-changing new missiles

    08/19/2018 11:04:49 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 27 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | Aug. 14, 2018, 12:19 PM | Alex Lockie
    President Donald Trump on Monday signed into law a $717 billion defense spending bill that puts China in the crosshairs of a host of new US Navy missiles and tactics. The US Navy will get new, longer-range missiles to outgun China's missiles, which can get clean shots on US ships well before US missiles have them in range. The increase in spending comes as China has increasingly edged out the US Navy's competitive advantage in open waters. The US suffers a missile gap with both Russia and China, meaning those countries have longer-range missiles designed to sink massively valuable platforms...
  • 3 Reasons Rod Rosenstein’s Special Counsel Appointment Was Illegal

    05/31/2018 5:32:27 AM PDT · by cutty · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 31, 2018 | Margot Cleveland
    There is no indication of collusion, but there is evidence Rod Rosenstein’s appointment of a special counsel violated the Constitution, federal regulations, and his authority. After more than one year investigating claims of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, Robert Mueller’s special counsel team has exposed exactly zero evidence of misconduct involving the president in the run-up to the 2016 election. This absence of proof has prompted calls for an end to the special counsel investigation. What should be garnering our attention, though, is not that there is no indication of collusion, but that there is evidence Deputy Attorney...
  • Chicago 'peace picnic' turns violent: 3 people shot, another is beaten

    08/19/2018 3:17:49 AM PDT · by Libloather · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/19/18 | Barnini Chakraborty
    Three people were shot at a back-to-school peace picnic held at a playground in Chicago on Saturday night. A fourth person was beaten up at the event that was held to promote peace and community. The picnic, which took place at Seward Park on the city’s North Side, was off to a safe start, but onlookers say the mood quickly turned when a group of young men showed up and started fighting. “It’s senseless and should have never happened,” event organizer Raymond Hatcher told reporters. “We were doing well. Everything was going swell and then a group of guys who...