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  • (British) Volunteer fighter reportedly killed himself to avoid ISIS capture

    02/02/2017 11:23:56 AM PST · by Uncle Sam 911 · 26 replies ^ | 2/2/17 | ukn
    A British man who volunteered to join Kurdish fighters in Syria faced imminent capture by the Islamic State terror group -- and chose to kill himself rather than become a prisoner, his parents told U.K. media on Wednesday. Ryan Lock, a 20-year-old chef from West Sussex, had no military experience but felt compelled to lend a hand in the terror fight, Sky News reported. His parents said he told them he'd be vacationing in Turkey last August, but instead joined the Kurdish militia known as the YPG.
  • 14-year-old Phoenix boy shoots armed intruder

    06/23/2012 12:10:42 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 62 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 23, 2012, 2:36 PM EDT | AMANDA LEE MYERS
    A 14-year-old boy shot and nearly killed an intruder who broke into his Phoenix home and pulled a gun on him while he was watching his three younger siblings, police said Saturday. The teen and his siblings, ages 8, 10 and 12, were at home alone when a woman rang the doorbell Friday afternoon, Phoenix police Officer James Holmes said. The teen didn't open the door because he didn't recognize the woman. Soon after, the teen heard a loud bang on the door, rushed his siblings upstairs and got a handgun from his parent's bedroom. When he got to the...
  • John McCain’s ‘Heroic’ Libyan Rebels Videotaped Beheading of Surrendered Libyan Soldier –”Allahu

    08/22/2011 9:13:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies ^ | 8/22/11 | Howie at Jawa
    Libyan rebels imitating the long held jihadi tradition of Islamic jihad death porn –the videotaping of a beheading. Via Howie at Jawa who adds: Update: Reports are now that the soldier was not captured, he surrendered. Even worse. If you think they called the US war criminals before, just wait till we bed down these idiots.
  • Murder is alleged in botched heist (AZ)

    07/22/2011 9:03:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 21 July, 2011 | Kim Smith
    Car alarm installer Charles Montes was almost done for the day. It was just after 7 p.m., his boss was locking up, and he was finishing up his last installation for the day. All of a sudden, Montes felt a gun in his back. The gunman announced he and his boss "were gonna get jacked and don't do nothing stupid," Montes testified Wednesday in Pima County Superior Court. Moments later, a man lay dead, felled by a bullet fired by Montes, and three accomplices were on their way to jail. Wednesday was the first day in the trial of Carlos...
  • Jim Bunning's Historic and Heroic Stand

    03/03/2010 8:27:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies · 628+ views ^ | March 3, 2010 | Terry Jeffrey
    Republican Sen. Jim Bunning of Kentucky, a 78-year-old grandfather of 40 who is not running for re-election, has single-handedly fought a battle on Capitol Hill over the past week that ought to inspire all taxpayers to rally around his banner of commonsense. Bunning not only said "NO" to a Congress that week after week has been driving the nation deeper and deeper into debt, but decided to use what power he has under Senate rules to make sure his "NO" was heard. Three weeks ago, President Obama signed a law allowing the federal government to borrow an additional $1.9 trillion....
  • The Heroic Act [Catholic-Orthodox Caucus]

    06/24/2009 10:52:42 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies · 386+ views ^ | n/a |
    The Heroic ActThe Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a hero as "a mythological or legendary figure of great strength or ability; or a man admired for his achievements and qualities." A hero goes above and beyond the call of duty to help others. It is someone who has made a sacrifice for the benefit of those who could not help themselves.There are heroes in the Catholic Church. They are the canonized saints. It is true, that all people who enter Heaven are saints, but the canonized saints have done something that is extraordinary and have been made role models for future generations...
  • Congressman David Dreier Announces Support for Mayor Giuliani

    02/13/2007 4:42:15 PM PST · by PhiKapMom · 431 replies · 3,932+ views
    Join Rudy 2008 ^ | Feb 13th, 2007 | Press Release
    New York, Feb 13 - In a sign of continuing momentum, the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Exploratory Committee today announced Congressman David Dreier, Chairman of the California Republican Congressional Delegation and House Rules Committee Ranking Republican, has announced his support for Mayor Rudy Giuliani to be the next President of the United States. Dreier’s endorsement follows the rousing reception Mayor Giuliani received at the California State Republican Convention and his successful swing through the state. Dreier will help lead Mayor Giuliani’s exploratory committee efforts in California. Congressman Dreier said, “America needs the proven leadership of Rudy Giuliani to tackle the difficult...
  • My Friend Rudy (Giuliani)

    02/11/2007 11:29:10 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 166 replies · 1,929+ views
    Red State ^ | February 10, 2007
    In 1993 it became obvious that if Rudy was to avenge his narrow defeat for Mayor four years earlier, he would need more Democratic voters to cross party lines and support him. His campaign strategists knew I was disenchanted with the incumbent and put a full court press on me to meet with Giuliani. I was the elected head of the Democratic Party in a large Democratic district whose vote could be pivotal if it turned out for the I met him and we talked for about an hour. He impressed me then as he does now with his intelligence,...
  • Troop earns Soldier’s Medal for Heroic Actions

    12/04/2006 4:59:15 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 399+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Mike Heronemus
    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- Spc. Ronnie Wheat wears a Combat Action Badge, proof he survived a life-threatening encounter while deployed in Iraq. Now he wears a Soldier's Medal, proof the 70th Engineer Battalion Soldier helped save two civilians from a life-threatening accident on a highway between Fort Benning, Ga., and Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Col. Norbert Jocz, 3rd Brigade commander, presented the medal Nov. 17 in front of a battalion formation on the Kodiak Parade Field on Custer Hill. “It's pretty neat,” the Oklahoma native said about getting the medal. “I never expected to get anything like this.” The...
  • Crikey, it's Germs (Kicks Greer's Keister)

    09/07/2006 11:35:07 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 51 replies · 1,642+ views ^ | 8 Sept 2006 | Andrew Bolt
    Germaine Greer, a dingo and a few jackasses said Steve Irwin was a publicity hog, but he was a huge star and a happy Australian. Professional harpy Germaine Greer was one of the first to publicly cackle over the death of Steve "Crocodile Hunter" Irwin. "The animal world has finally taken its revenge on Irwin," the feminista gloated in an article published in Left-wing newspapers such as The Age and The Guardian. And if she meant by "animal world" the slavering pack that has paraded its resentment of Irwin since he was killed she'd be right. On Jon Faine's ABC...
  • Marine sniper metes out swift death in Iraq's most dangerous neighborhood

    07/29/2006 12:58:46 PM PDT · by traumer · 217 replies · 7,841+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune & AP ^ | July 29, 2006 | Antonio Castaneda
    RAMADI, Iraq – He was 5 when he first fired an M-16, his father holding him to brace against the recoil. At 17 he enlisted in the Marine Corps, spurred by the memory of Sept. 11. Now, 21-year-old Galen Wilson has 20 confirmed kills in four months in Iraq – and another 40 shots that probably killed insurgents. One afternoon the lance corporal downed a man hauling a grenade launcher 5½ football fields away. Wilson is the designated marksman in a company of Marines based in downtown Ramadi, watching over what Marines call the most dangerous neighborhood in the most...
  • Families File Lawsuit Over Gay Books In School

    04/27/2006 12:43:11 PM PDT · by darkangel82 · 43 replies · 1,112+ views
    WCVB- Boston ^ | Today | AP
    Families File Lawsuit Over Gay Books In School Couples Say Civil Rights Violated, Laws Broken BOSTON -- Two Lexington families on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit claiming school administrators violated their civil rights and broke state law when they distributed and read two storybooks that depict gay relationships to their children without prior notification. David and Tonia Parker and Joseph and Robin Wirthlin argue in their lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Boston that their children were being indoctrinated about a lifestyle they consider immoral, bypassing their right to raise their children how they wish. The Wirthlins complained to...
  • Heroic platoon commander honored with Silver Star

    03/17/2006 2:54:51 PM PST · by SandRat · 12 replies · 519+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Lucian Friel
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (March 17, 2006) -- A Pacolet Mills, S.C., native was honored in a ceremony March 14 for his actions against enemy forces during combat operations in the Iraqi province of Al Anbar. First Lt. Jeffery T. Lee was awarded the Silver Star Medal here for his actions as 3rd Platoon commander, Company A, 2nd Tank Battalion from Nov. 8 to Nov. 11, 2004 in Fallujah. Then a 2nd Lt. Attached to Company C, Lee accepted great tactical risk and continued to engage and destroy the enemy for more than 12 hours despite being low...
  • Indiana NBC Affiliate Rejects 'Book of Daniel'

    01/04/2006 1:11:05 PM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 134 replies · 2,841+ views ^ | Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006 3:35 p.m. EST
    NBC affiliate WTWO in Terre Haute, Indiana, has become the first station to announce they will not be showing "The Book of Daniel.” "We expect other NBC affiliates will join WTWO in their decision,” said American Family Association (AFA) Chairman Donald E. Wildmon. He also said that NBC is having trouble finding sponsors for the show. AFA says it has been notified by several companies that they have no plans to sponsor the show. "It appears that NBC will be forced to fill the available ad spots with ‘distressed merchandise’ ads which are sold at pennies on the dollar of...
  • Bush was denied wiretaps, bypassed them (FISA Court denied them in unprecedented numbers)

    12/27/2005 10:47:23 AM PST · by Pragmatic_View · 579 replies · 10,298+ views
    UPI ^ | Dec. 27, 2005 | UPI
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush decided to skip seeking warrants for international wiretaps because the court was challenging him at an unprecedented rate. A review of Justice Department reports to Congress by Hearst newspapers shows the 26-year-old Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court modified more wiretap requests from the Bush administration than the four previous presidential administrations combined. The 11-judge court that authorizes FISA wiretaps modified only two search warrant orders out of the 13,102 applications approved over the first 22 years of the court's operation. But since 2001, the judges have modified 179 of the 5,645 requests...

    07/15/2005 9:04:44 PM PDT · by servant675 · 13 replies · 429+ views
    Those who seek to terrorize others by killing innocent people will not reach Heaven. Among those in the Sacred Scriptures who committed suicide is Judas. And through the Word of God we know he lost his soul: “And Satan entered into Judas, who was surnamed Iscariot, one of the twelve” (Luke 22:3). And we also know that for all eternity he will suffer the pains of Hell, for the death of a good person is not described like the death of Judas: “Men, brethren, the scripture must be fulfilled....concerning Judas....Who was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this...
  • Irreversible Momentum

    01/13/2005 6:12:18 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 1 replies · 171+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Jan. 13, 2005 | John B. Dwyer
    The people of Kirkuk, Diyala, Salah Ad Din and Sulamaniyah will not soon forget. The Iraqis living in the cities and villages of those north-central provinces will long remember the contributions to their security and stability, to their daily lives, made by the Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division. Those Soldiers, in the honored tradition of their Big Red One forebears who fought at St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne, in Sicily and on Normandy beaches and in Vietnam, have added a new chapter of courage, perseverance and devotion to duty to the division’s history as they prepare to leave Iraq.
  • Need Stories For New Patriotic Website

    12/14/2004 7:11:06 AM PST · by winningwitness · 1 replies · 206+ views ^ | 12.14.2004 | winningwitness
    I am starting a new website dedicated to the Brave Heroes in our lives. The media is telling the negative stories from the front lines. Someone needs to make sure the great stories are told so our men and women come home to open arms. This site is not limited to war stories, or recent stories. It should include all rescue scenarios, with police, and fire-fighters. Please check out send stories to the clickable e-mail. (Do not send me stories to publish through this thread.) Thank you, God bless you, and God bless America.
  • Need stories for new Brave Hero website.

    12/14/2004 7:05:00 AM PST · by winningwitness · 1 replies · 359+ views ^ | 12.14.2004 | winningwitness
    I am starting a new website dedicated to the Brave Heroes in our lives. The media is telling the negative stories from the front lines. Someone needs to make sure the great stories are told so our men and women come home to open arms. This site is not limited to war stories, or recent stories. It should include all rescue scenarios, with police, and fire-fighters. Please check out send stories to the clickable e-mail. (Do not send me stories to publish through this thread.) Thank you, God bless you, and God bless America.
  • Italy's Reagan

    11/20/2004 4:45:23 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 11 replies · 596+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Nov. 20, 2004 | A.M. Mora y Leon
    Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has always been deeply valued as a friend to the us in the U.S. for his unwavering support in the war on terror. He's also Europe's staunchest defender of Israel, and seeks to help Israel not only on security matters but economic matters, too, insisting that Israel too be allowed to join the EU. And further still, Berlusconi's spirited defense of the Judeo-Christian values that created Western civilization signal he is a man of great intellectual depth. We admire him for his brilliant political skills, bringing out Italy's first stable postwar government by cobbling together...