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  • HOSTAGE DIED A HERO: Captive man was 'lunging for gun'

    12/15/2014 3:05:39 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 81 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 16th December 2014
    THE manager of the Lindt cafe who was fatally shot in the Martin Place siege is being praised as a hero, responsible for allowing others trapped in the cafe to escape. Tori Johnson, 34, was wrestling a gun from gunman Man Haron Monis when he was killed. It is understood the cafe manager decided to take action when the hostage-taker begun to doze off after the siege had been ongoing for 17 hours. He lunged at the gunman’s weapon, enabling others to flee.
  • Paralyzed Marine wit Robotic Exoskeleton Receives Bronze Star with V

    12/03/2014 7:19:07 AM PST · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 12/3/2014 | J Hlad
    When Capt. Derek Herrera was called to stand in the place of honor Friday at his retirement ceremony, he pressed buttons on what appeared to be a wristwatch as a fellow Marine came to his aid. After another push of a button and three short beeps, Herrera rose, legs shaking, and walked deliberately toward his commander. With each step, the exoskeleton he wore emitted a robotic whirring noise, as though it were Iron Man striding through the cordoned off parking lot in digital camouflage. Herrera was paralyzed from the chest down in June 2012, when he was shot in...
  • The two deaths of Crazy Fakhir

    11/21/2014 11:45:26 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 2 replies
    Medium ^ | 11/11/14 | Vager Saadullah
    The Two Deaths of Crazy Fakhir Former Iraqi commander cleared booby-traps—until it finally killed him Many Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have died fighting Islamic State militants this year. But the news of Col. Fakhir Barwary’s death on Nov. 11 held special significance.That’s because Barwary’s death has been reported on two separate occasions. The media wrongly declared him dead in 2008 following a bomb blast outside Mosul.In fact, he’d only lost a leg—and even that didn’t end his soldiering days. After the fall of Ba’athist regime in 2003, many Peshmerga joined the Iraqi army in order to help protect civilians. Fakhir...
  • Syrian 'hero boy' video faked by Norwegian director

    11/14/2014 6:42:17 PM PST · by DarkSavant · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | 14 November 2014 | BBC Trending
    Millions of YouTube viewers have been captivated by the 'Syrian hero boy' who manages to rescue a little girl while under gunfire. Now a group of Norwegian filmmakers have told BBC Trending they are behind it. They say it was filmed on location in Malta this summer with the intention of being presented as real. Lars Klevberg, a 34-year-old film director based in Oslo, wrote a script after watching news coverage of the conflict in Syria. He says he deliberately presented the film as reality in order to generate a discussion about children in conflict zones.
  • A candle for an Unknown Soldier

    11/01/2014 9:43:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/01/14 | Joanna Rosamond
    f you really care for our fallen heroes, then do something to thank them: love your country, put up a fight for our veterans and protect the gift of freedom. Never give up He was an unknown soldier. A warrior, who sacrificed his life for our freedom. As rightly said by General MacArthur:” However horrible the incidents of war may be, the soldier who is called upon to offer and to give his life for his country is the noblest development of mankind”. There were tears and hope and years of waiting, because he wasn’t “known but to God”.
  • Ottawa shooting: The face-to-face encounter that ended the attack on Parliament

    10/25/2014 11:05:40 AM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 41 replies
    CBC News ^ | Oct. 24, 2014 | Evan Solomon
    Hearing gunshots, Vickers grabbed his side arm, a semi-automatic pistol, and immediately ran out. His security team, who had been chasing Bibeau, yelled to Vickers that the suspect was hiding in the alcove Vickers immediately ran behind the other side of the pillar. That put him an arm's-length away from Bibeau. According to guards, Vickers actually could see the barrel of Bibeau's gun pointing out, a foot away. Vickers did not hesitate. In one motion, sources told CBC News he dove to the floor around the pillar, at the feet of Bibeau, turning on his back as he landed and...
  • The Hand of God is always there

    10/21/2014 8:16:55 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/21/14 | Judi McLeod
    In the middle of life’s struggle, it is stories like these that come along to prove that, while so many of us wait for heroes to deliver us from the evil of current Western society, we have bypassed the real Hero of all life on Earth Even amid the doom and gloom seeping out from the deliberate destruction of America by its own president; even in the despair that comes along with the increasing perversion of the current Pop Culture, the Hand of God is always at work. Yes, the Marxists, who have thrown in with ISIS, are on a...
  • Houston to pastors: Forget your sermons, now we want your speeches

    10/17/2014 11:33:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 72 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 17, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    Five Christian pastors will no longer have to turn their sermons over to attorneys for the city of Houston. Instead, they will be forced to turn over their speeches related to the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO). I don’t mean to point out the obvious here—but what do those attorneys think a sermon is? It’s a speech. According to an amended motion filed Friday in Harris County, Texas court, the city’s attorneys will no longer demand sermons related to homosexuals, gender identity, or Mayor Annise Parker—Houston’s first openly lesbian mayor. The amended subpoenas do require the pastors to turn over...
  • The Story of a True Hero: Sir Nicholas Winton

    09/10/2014 10:02:42 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Mackinac Center for Public Policy ^ | 9/10/2014 | Kendra Shrode
    Last night I shook hands with the son of one of my favorite heroes. The Holocaust Memorial Center in metro Detroit hosted Nick Winton, who gave a most inspiring presentation on the life of his father, Sir Nicholas Winton. Sir Nicholas, who prefers to be called Nicky, was a 29-year-old London stockbroker who gave up a skiing holiday to visit Prague and witness firsthand the refugees who were fleeing Nazi tyranny. That visit led to his heroic deeds which enabled 669 children to escape. Parents, desperate to save their children, sought his assistance and he established an organization to aid...
  • 50th anniversary of York’s death to be celebrated Monday

    09/02/2014 11:58:48 AM PDT · by Borges · 71 replies
    “God would never be cruel enough to create a cyclone as terrible as that Argonne battle. Only man would ever think of doing an awful thing like that. … And I’m telling you the little log cabin in Wolf Valley in old Tennessee seemed a long, long way off.” With those words, Sergeant Alvin C. York recalled the intensity of the October, 1918 battle that defined him for generations of Tennesseans as the most highly decorated American soldier of World War I, earning the Congressional Medal of Honor among numerous other awards. In those moments of battle, York, of Fentress...
  • Badly Wounded Hero had Shielded Children

    08/21/2014 9:07:21 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/8/14 | Gil Ronen
    A man who was seriously wounded by a Hamas rocket Thursday had been shielding children with his own body. The attack took place at about 10:20 a.m., at one of the communities in the Eshkol region. Magen David Adom (MDA) crews gave initial treatment to the man, who is 33. He was seriously wounded by shrapnel that struck his chest. MDA paramedic Oren Vacht, who treated the man before his evacuation to hospital, described him as having been hit in the chest by a shell fragment, “fully conscious and in great pain.” "Civilians who had been at the scene told...
  • Heroic Navy diver drowned after refusing to leave his fellow sailor..(shortened)

    08/04/2014 5:16:19 PM PDT · by Protect the Bill of Rights · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 August 2014 | Alex Greig
    A Navy diver died at the bottom of a Maryland pond last year after refusing to leave his trapped fellow sailor to drown alone. Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Harris, 23, and Petty Officer 1st Class James Reyher, 28, were sent to dive in the Aberdeen Proving Ground on February 26 2013, but their lifeless bodies were pulled to the surface just 31 minutes after they started the dive. No one knew what had befallen the pair until an investigation, completed last year but only recently released, pieced together the final 31 minutes of the young men's lives.
  • VIDEO OF ATTACK: Muslims attack pro-Israel Marine at DC terror demo (Multi Photos/Videos)

    08/03/2014 1:25:52 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 29 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | August 3 2014 | Pamela Geller
    There was a pro-Hamas Jew-hating protest-cum-riot near the White House yesterday There was a mob attack on a single pro-Israeli counter protester near the White House. The counter protester is an Iraq vet, a Puerto Rican, non-Jewish. But he was having a civil conversation with one Muslim and then, incapable of controlling their savage instincts, antisemitic American haters started attacking him. Islamic thugs and their leftist jackboots. Islamic/leftist axis: Cosponsors of the rally are below. Co-sponsors: - ANSWER Coalition - American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) - Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) - American Muslim Alliance (AMA) - Al-Awda: Palestine Right...
  • Hero’s quick thinking likely saved lives at SPU

    06/06/2014 10:24:13 AM PDT · by reefdiver · 23 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | June 6 2014 | Lewis Kamb
    He’s described as quiet, gentle, outdoorsy; a young man of deep Christian faith and dedicated student on the cusp of a promising life beyond college. But by several accounts Thursday, a single word prevailed when describing Seattle Pacific University student Jon Meis: hero.
  • JBLM Soldiers Put Out Grass Fire - Bravo Zulu (Vanity)

    06/05/2014 6:14:42 PM PDT · by llevrok · 19 replies
    6/5/2014 | me
    Here's a dip of the flag and a big bravo zulu to the soldiers of Joint Base Lewis/McChord (JBLM). I was driving north on I-5 at about 12N today. Just south of the main gate, a small grass fire was burning along the fence line and expanding fast. Traffic was at a crawl. Many cars ahead of me pulled over and one by one, soldiers en route to some where, jumped out and ran back to the fire. As I got up to the fire, I could see 8 to 10 soldiers - men and women both - literally stomping...
  • This Triple-Amputee Iraqi War Hero’s Open Letter To Obama Shames Him For Who He Is

    05/27/2014 6:22:59 AM PDT · by Dqban22 · 25 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 5/13/2014 | Brian Kolfage
    This Triple-Amputee Iraqi War Hero’s Open Letter To Obama Shames Him For Who He Is "You’ve been a joke to most of our veteran community, and we have no faith in your ability to lead." Senior Airman Ret. Brian Kolfage USAF — May 13, 2014 http://www.westernjournalism.com/triple-amputee-iraqi-war-heros-letter-shames-president-united-states/#Kyd9KVxqA6HlqscT.99 Editor’s note: Below is the full text of an open letter written to Barack Hussein Obama. Mr. Kolfage has, as you will read, gone through a lot since signing up to fight in Iraq in service to our country. This guy is a REAL American hero if you ask us. I nearly died in...
  • Did the Left’s New Communist Economics Hero Fake His Data?

    05/23/2014 5:03:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 5/23/14 | Bryan Preston
    Oops. Also, Communists lie. Thomas Piketty’s book, ‘Capital in the Twenty-First Century’, has been the publishing sensation of the year. Its thesis of rising inequality tapped into the zeitgeist and electrified the post-financial crisis public policy debate. High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. See our Ts&Cs and Copyright Policy for more detail. Email ftsales.support@ft.com to buy additional rights. (Snip) But, according to a Financial Times investigation, the rock-star French economist appears to have got his sums wrong.
  • Marine Threw Himself On Grenade, Will Receive Medal Of Honor

    05/23/2014 6:29:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/22/2014 | Julia Dent
    A grateful nation is honoring a living hero this June. Marine Cpl. Kyle Carpenter threw himself on a grenade to protect his friends on Nov. 21, 2010. He lived, but his wounds were grievous. According to Huffington Post, “he lost his right eye and injured his left, both eardrums were blown, most of his teeth were blown out and much of his jaw was missing. His right arm was shattered, his left arm, wrist and hand had multiple breaks, his right lung collapsed and he had shrapnel wounds in his legs.
  • Watch:Family of Boy saved by Cat speakes out

    05/16/2014 6:13:41 AM PDT · by Gefn · 92 replies
    NJ 101.5 ^ | 05/16/2014 | Double Down
    Yesterday, the video of a heroic cat saving a boy from a vicious dog attack went viral. Today the family is speaking out about their furry friend,
  • Supermom Hero Jumps Out of Burning Building with Her Baby, Now Faces Lifetime of Sacrifice (Video)

    05/11/2014 7:56:41 PM PDT · by montag813 · 20 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 05-11-2014 | TRN
    Cristina Simoes was watching television with her son Camron when their apartment complex caught on fire. At first she went to the front door only to realize that a heavy smoke was filling the hallways, blocking their escape.While waiting for First Responders, she finally realized she had no choice but to jump with her baby. The superhuman mom said of her choice: “It’s so worth it because he’s okay.”  WATCH:
  • 2 deputies beaten trying to break up Castro Valley fight (CA)

    05/04/2014 8:26:09 PM PDT · by KJC1 · 33 replies
    SFGate ^ | 05-04-14 | Evan Sernoffsky
    <p>Two Alameda County sheriff's deputies were beaten trying to break up a fight between two men at an apartment in Castro Valley, authorities said Sunday.</p> <p>The deputies responded about 11 p.m. Saturday to reports of a fight at a complex on the 2400 block of Grove Way, said Sgt. Ray Kelly, a sheriff's spokesman.</p>
  • Homeowner: 2 teens shot were 'vermin,' not human

    04/24/2014 11:07:12 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 214 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 23, 2014 | Associated Press
    LITTLE FALLS, Minn. — A Minnesota man who killed two teenagers who broke into his home can be heard on an audio recording talking to himself for hours after the shooting and at one point, apparently describing the slain teens as "vermin." Byron Smith, of Little Falls, faces first-degree premeditated murder charges in the deaths of 18-year-old Haile Kifer and 17-year-old Nick Brady on Thanksgiving Day in 2012. Smith, 65, claimed he was defending himself and feared for his life after several break-ins at his home. Prosecutors, though, say Smith planned the killings. They say he sat in a chair...
  • Heroes on 60 Minutes (A few words about why heroes are so important.)

    04/12/2014 3:26:24 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 12 replies
    educationimproved.blogspot.com ^ | April 12, 2014 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Normally I don’t have any special affection for the TV show 60 Minutes. So trust me when I say I was overwhelmed by the show on March 30. I wish every student in middle school or high school could see this program. They would see heroism, genius, ethics, inventiveness, capitalism at its best, visionary talent, the future unfolding, all the things they need to see. The first segment was about a young manager of a brokerage firm. He saw trading irregularities he didn’t like, and did something about it. (Most of us won’t understand the math but you will quickly...
  • Man rescues dog from the middle of a busy freeway (video)

    03/03/2014 3:23:34 AM PST · by lowbridge · 17 replies
    http://www.kens5.com ^ | march 1, 2014 | andrew horansky
    A Good Samaritan stopped and helped an injured dog that somehow ended up in the HOV lane of the Eastex Freeway early Friday. The dog was spotted in the outbound HOV lane near Tidwell shortly before 8:30 a.m. Animal Control officers were called to the scene, however it was a Good Samaritan who was able to get there first. Rickey Young, a father and contractor, said he heard about the problem on the radio and wanted to do something to help. “I’m just kind of a softy on that stuff,” he said. “I have a dog and would hate to...
  • Last Living Medal of Honor Recipient from D-Day Dies – Mark Levin Pays Tribute (Audio)

    02/23/2014 8:52:49 PM PST · by AuditTheFed · 12 replies
    Today's TopClip features a remarkable tribute for a legendary man. Radio legend Mark Levin remembered the life and heroism of Walter Ehlers, the last living Medal of Honor recipient from D-Day in WWII, who died late last week at the age of 92. Rest in peace, Staff Sergeant Ehlers. - TRNWATCH/LISTEN:
  • 'Superpope' artist acclaims Pope Francis as a true hero

    01/30/2014 6:04:10 AM PST · by NYer · 15 replies
    cna ^ | January 29, 2014 | Elise Harris
    Artist Mauro Pallotta. Credit: Andreas Dueren/CNA. Vatican City, Jan 29, 2014 / 10:02 am (CNA).- Artist Mauro Pallotta revealed that his viral depiction of Pope Francis as a superhero was done to portray how the pontiff uses his papal authority “for the good.” “I thought of representing this Pope, Francis, as a super hero of the Marvel (Heroes), simply because, according to me, he is one of the few people who, having a real power as a Pope, he uses it for the good like the superheroes of the American Marvel,” Pallotta told CNA on Jan. 29. Pallotta, 41, is...
  • Miner being called a hero: Man died trying to save co-worker from carbon monoxide poisoning (CO)

    11/19/2013 7:54:20 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | , November 18, 2013 | Charles Ashby
    Rick Williams is a hero for trying to save the life of fellow Revenue-Virginius Mine worker Nicholas Cappanno in a mine accident Sunday that took both their lives, Cappanno’s brother, Eric Keep, said Monday. Cappanno, a 34-year-old Montrose resident, was new to the hard-rock mine industry, having worked at the Ouray County mine only a few weeks, Keep said. He died alongside Williams, his immediate supervisor in the newly reopened silver and gold mine just southwest of Ouray, in an accident that also injured 19 others early Sunday. “He worked in the gas patch for years, but that would take...
  • Pentagon probe finds Petraeus sought downgrade of hero Army captain's Medal of Honor

    11/08/2013 7:28:20 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 26 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | November 08, 2013
    A Pentagon probe into the mishandling of hero Army Capt. William Swenson's Medal of Honor nomination found retired Army Gen. David Petraeus had sought to downgrade it, but shed no light on why the soldier's file was scrubbed from military computers and never passed up the chain of command. Swenson, who was nominated for the military's most prestigious award for helping to extract fellow soldiers from a 2009 ambush in Afghanistan's Ganjgal Valley, was given the medal last month by President Obama based on a duplicate file. He and his advocates have expressed bitterness over the fact that his nomination...
  • Soldier's 'Salute Seen Around the World' Brought Men to Tears (video)

    10/16/2013 8:47:07 AM PDT · by kimtom · 19 replies
    http://gma.yahoo.com ^ | Oct 16, 2013 | Katie Kindelan
    U.S. Army Ranger Cpl. Josh Hargis was lying on a hospital bed in Afghanistan, hooked up to a breathing tube with his right hand heavily bandaged when he was awarded a Purple Heart for his valor in the battlefield. None of that, however, stopped Hargis, 24, from following military protocol and lifting his bandaged hand to salute the Ranger Regimental Commander who pinned the Purple Heart to his red, white and blue blanket. "Grown men began to weep and we were speechless at a gesture that speak[s] volumes about Josh's courage and character," one of the officers present in the...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz and Ken Cuccinelli to speak in Richmond, Sat. Oct. 5

    09/30/2013 6:48:33 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 10 replies
    In only seven days, Sen. Ted Cruz will address the largest political gathering of conservatives in Virginia. Do you have your tickets, yet? On the day he speaks, it will be exactly one month to the election of a new governor for the Commonwealth and we're building momentum! I personally invite you to come and listen to Ted Cruz, along with Ken Cuccinelli, and over 1,000 politically-active conservative Virginians. Come be inspired.
  • The Greatest Hero America Never Knew

    09/28/2013 8:46:21 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    Guns Save Life.com ^ | Sep 28, 2013 | David Feherty
    The Greatest Hero America Never Knew The true story of Waco's Col. Robert Howard. By by David Feherty The Department of Homeland Security is not doing its job. As proof, I, David Feherty, a 17-year resident of the Dallas area but an Irishman by birth, recently became an American citizen. There goes the neighborhood—but yay, me! The reason I felt compelled to become an American is my Troops First Foundation, a nonprofit organization that does its best to improve the quality of life and future prospects of some of our most severely wounded servicemen and women. I became involved after...
  • The untold story of 9/11's first victim is revealed

    09/12/2013 8:56:28 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12th September 2013 | Suzannah Hills
    'The remarkable story of the first victim of the September 11 terrorist attacks has been revealed for the first time in a new biography. Internet entrepreneur Danny Lewin was 31-years-old when he was killed on American Airlines Flight 11 as he fought to stop hijackers from taking over the plane.'
  • I'm Willing To Lose My Job For The Second Amendment

    08/30/2013 8:59:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 8/30/2013 | AWR Hawkins
    Gilberton, PA, Police Chief Mark Kessler was suspended after posting videos of himself shooting borough-owned automatic weapons and shouting obscenities about liberal attacks on the Second Amendment. And heading into the August 30 Gilberton Borough Council meeting--where he is expected to learn his professional fate--Kessler makes it clear he is willing to lose his job for the Second Amendment.
  • 10-year-old Girl Catches 1-Month-Old Baby Dropped from Burning Apartment

    07/26/2013 5:52:08 PM PDT · by Jeff Winston · 20 replies
    WSB TV ^ | July 25, 2013 | Wendy Corona
    A woman in a wheelchair and a 10-year-old were the unlikely heroes at a Decatur apartment fire Thursday. A mother's desperate action to save her babies turned neighbors into rescuers. "I caught the newborn baby from falling. Before it had hit the ground I caught it," said Zna Gresham, 10. Gresham said she just did what was asked after she ran out of her burning apartment to safety outside. "Then when I was getting out, the lady from upstairs, she was dropping her babies and she asked me and my sister can she get the babies for her," Zna told...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Benghazi hero fought alongside fallen SEALs, still recovering at Walter Reed

    07/25/2013 2:46:56 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/25/2013 | Catherine Herridge
    One of the most severely wounded survivors of the Benghazi terror attack, Diplomatic Security agent David Ubben, risked his life to help save his fellow Americans, and is still being treated at Walter Reed medical center to this day, Fox News has learned. Fox News is the first news organization to make direct contact with Ubben -- who has had multiple surgeries at Walter Reed to save his right leg, which was badly wounded in the Sept. 11 attack. Fox News has also learned new details about Ubben's heroic actions on the night of the attack, including fighting alongside the...
  • Snowden - Hero or Traitor

    07/14/2013 11:38:29 AM PDT · by BornToBeAmerican · 122 replies
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    Perhaps I am out of line here, but I am growing tired hearing the GOP calling Snowden a traitor. Before he leaked that the government is spying on all of the people in just about every way possible. I had no clue. If we, the freeest people since the beginning of time, cannot compose a simple email without it being opened and read by who knows who, then I say, we have lost freedom of the most basic nature and I am, if no one else, is better knowing it because of Snowden than not. Am I off base on...
  • Family, Including 70-Year-Old Father, Cling to Capsized Boat (Brother swims 5 hours to get help)

    07/11/2013 7:34:02 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 40 replies
    http://abcnews.go.com ^ | july 11, 2013 | GEETIKA RUDRA
    A mother fought to keep her family alive as they clung to their capsized boat in cold water infested with jelly fish while her brother swam for five hours to get help. Contessa L. Riggs, 43, of Washington D.C., was fishing off the coast of Deal Island, Md., on Tuesday with her brother, John Franklin Riggs, her 70-year old father, 9-year-old niece and 3-year-old son, when a thunder storm struck. "It was sundown. The water suddenly became very choppy and a wave crashed into the boat, filling the boat with water," Riggs told ABC News. -snip Riggs knew that nobody...
  • MARINE MISSING IN ACTION FROM KOREAN WAR IDENTIFIED (PFC Richard Gzik, Recipient of the Navy Cross)

    MARINE MISSING IN ACTION FROM KOREAN WAR IDENTIFIED The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Marine Pfc. Richard S. Gzik, 19, of Toledo, Ohio, will be buried Sept. 28, at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C. On Dec. 2, 1950, Gzik and the other Marines of M Battery, 11th Artillery Regiment, 1st Marine Division, came under attack on the west side of the Chosin Reservoir in North...
  • Ted Cruz: 'We need to padlock and shut down' the IRS

    07/02/2013 4:06:09 AM PDT · by onyx · 78 replies
    WASHINGTON EXAMINER ^ | JULY 1, 2013 - 6:10PM | STEVE CONTORNO
    Sen. Ted Cruz is joining Tea Party activists in calling on Congress to abolish the Internal Revenue Service as the freshman lawmaker made the case from tax reform. The Texas Republican on Monday said news that the IRS targeted the nonprofit applications of conservative-leaning political groups was an "inspiration" because of how it has sparked "normal American citizens that are standing up for liberty." In the wake of the IRS scandal, Tea Party groups have repeatedly called for the agency to close its doors, and Cruz, a hero of the conservative movement, echoed their sentiments. "It is a challenge that...
  • Ivan Ilyin, "The idea of Kornilov"

    06/22/2013 9:55:22 AM PDT · by annalex · 18 replies
    Russian Liberation Movement blog | June 17, 1925 | Ivan Ilyin
    From a speech in Prague, Berlin and Paris. First published in the Paris newspaper "Возрождение (Vozrozhdenie, Revival)", № 15 dated June 17, 1925. *** Today we turn our thoughts to the Russian national hero Lavr (Laurel) Georgiyevich Kornilov. While people are alive and as long as they believe in God, so long out of their midst heroes will arise to lift and carry on himself the burden of their lives. And as long as the nation is alive, which gave birth to such a hero, as long as it is alive and bearing in its heart the faith in God,...
  • Shanghai Festival: Oliver Stone Calls Whistleblower Edward Snowden a Hero

    06/18/2013 11:07:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 4:41 AM PDT 6/17/2013 | Richard Trombly
    Director Oliver Stone brought thunderous applause to a crowd of more than 500 festivalgoers at the 16th Shanghai International Film Festival in China on Monday when he praised whistleblower Edward Snowden as a “hero.” In response to a passionately worded indictment from an audience member accusing the U.S. National Security Agency of “eavesdropping on the world,” the celebrated—and provocative—director said, simply: “Snowden is a hero,” before launching into a brief discussion of the revelations about the U.S. spy programs and their aftermath. …
  • Prism Whistleblower Edward Snowden Disappears

    06/11/2013 9:15:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    SKY NEWS ^ | 06/11/2013
    The whistleblower who leaked details of top-secret US surveillance programmes has disappeared from sight in Hong Kong - with Russia saying it would consider granting him asylum. Edward Snowden, 29, left his hotel on Monday, ahead of a probable attempt by the US government to have him returned to face charges. Mr Snowden, who was a contractor for the National Security Agency (NSA), had admitted giving details of the monitoring of phone calls and internet data, from companies such as Google and Facebook, to The Guardian and Washington Post. He checked out of Hong Kong's Mira Hotel, where he was...
  • NSA Leaker: I Had Authority 'To Wiretap Anyone'

    06/09/2013 11:03:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/9/13 | Tony Lee
    Edward Snowden, the 29-year-old who leaked information about the NSA's data surveillance programs, said he had the authority to wiretap even the president's email if he had a personal email address. In an interview with Glenn Greenwald the UK Guardian posted on Sunday, Snowden said while the NSA surveillance programs were at first more narrowly tailored, the agency now "specifically targets the communications of everyone" and stores them because "it's the easiest and most efficient" way to achieve their ends. He said he had the authority to wiretap nearly everyone in the United States.
  • NBA's Jason Collins: 'Gay' superhero!

    05/04/2013 12:56:26 PM PDT · by jimluke01 · 17 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Matt Barber
    So I guess you’ve heard. Fading, 34 year-old NBA free agent Jason Collins has been declared a hero for publicly announcing that he digs dudes. Well, it’s about time! Used to be all a guy had to do was die at Omaha Beach or some other such nonsense. The Imperialist USA is finally seeing some major progress. What callous soul wouldn’t be moved by this youngish man’s gallantry? Who wouldn’t shudder at his sacrifice? Merriam-Webster’s defines courage as “mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty.” Think of it. Just as his middling basketball career...
  • Security footage: Hero thwarts terrorist attack at FRC [Family Research Council]

    04/25/2013 1:56:51 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 12 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | 04/25/2013 | n/a
    In an age when it seems heroes are hard to come by, it’s stirring to see a genuine hero in action. Last August, FRC building manager Leo Johnson was temporarily manning the front desk at our Washington headquarters when a now-confessed terrorist intent on killing everyone in the building entered with a handgun and 100 rounds of ammunition. As he drew his gun, Leo courageously charged the attacker into oncoming gunfire. Even after sustaining a direct hit to his forearm, he subdued the attacker and wrestled the gun away from him. Leo Johnson’s heroism saved countless lives that day. Now...
  • ‘He loved us, and we loved him’

    04/19/2013 2:11:18 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 8 replies
    MIT News Office ^ | 19 April 2013 | Steve Bradt, MIT News Office
    MIT has identified the police officer killed in the line of duty on Thursday evening as Patrol Officer Sean A. Collier, 26, of Somerville, Mass. Collier had served as a member of the MIT Police since Jan. 9, 2012, following service as a civilian employee with the Somerville Police Department. He was single and a native of Wilmington, Mass. “Sean was one of these guys who really looked at police work as a calling,” said MIT Police Chief John DiFava. “He was born to be a police officer.” Collier was shot Thursday evening following an altercation at the corner of...
  • Marathon Bombing ‘Hero’ Questioned By FBI, Police At Boston Home

    04/18/2013 7:25:45 AM PDT · by Opinionatedtoday · 3 replies
    BOSTON (CBS) – Nine years ago, Carlos Arredondo gained worldwide attention and sympathy, for being a grieving father who had a heartbreaking reaction to news that his son had been killed in the Iraq war. Now he lives in Boston, and has found himself in the middle of the marathon bombing story. He is being both praised and questioned at the same time. Arredondo running toward the blast and helping victims is one of the lasting images of the bombings. “I had to to stop the bleeding, so I grabbed this sweater,” said Arredondo. “I ripped it apart and wrapped...
  • Doolittle Raider (Tom Griffin), Who Shunned Title of ‘Hero,’ Dies

    03/01/2013 9:43:41 AM PST · by xzins · 44 replies
    Flight Journal ^ | Feb 28, 2013 | Mike Harbour
    Now, he’s flying with the angels. Tom Griffin, one of just five surviving Doolittle Raiders, died Tuesday night in his sleep at the Fort Thomas VA hospital in Kentucky. He navigated one of 16 North American B-25 Mitchell bombers from an aircraft carrier in the middle of the Pacific during the early dark days of World War II to launch a surprise daylight attack on Tokyo, lifting American morale. The longtime Green Township, Ohio, resident was 96. By his own count, Mr. Griffin cheated death eight times during World War II. The first time was when he took off in...
  • Democrats Will Throw Book at Ken Cuccinelli

    02/04/2013 11:26:38 PM PST · by neverdem · 36 replies
    National Journal ^ | February 1, 2013 | Elahe Izadi
    The Republican attorney general's controversial comments in his upcoming tome could come back to haunt him in the Virginia governor's race.Pragmatic Republicans looking to hang onto the governorship in Virginia have been hoping that their nominee, state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, would tailor his outspoken conservative views for a more-moderate Old Dominion electorate.  But based on excerpts released from his new book, Cuccinelli is making no apologies — and comes out swinging hard against all government entitlement programs.According to reports from Politico and The Washington Post, Cuccinelli doesn’t limit his criticism of government programs, but also is skeptical of its...
  • Texas police hold suspect in fatal shooting of ex-SEAL Chris Kyle

    02/03/2013 9:54:13 AM PST · by An Old Man · 22 replies
    The La Times ^ | 2/3/13 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
    Houston— Dallas-area police have arrested a suspect in connection with the fatal shooting Saturday of former Navy SEAL and “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle and a second man at a north Texas shooting range