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  • 'Foreign Legion' of the Anti-ISIS Christian Militia

    02/17/2015 9:28:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    inn ^ | 2/17/15 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Decked out in his US army-issued fatigues and a lip stud shining from his mouth, the young American fighter cuts an unusual figure in the northern Iraqi town of Al-Qosh. He served in the US army in Baghdad in 2006-2007 and has now returned to fight the Islamic State (ISIS) jihadist group with Dwekh Nawsha, a Christian militia whose name is an Assyrian-language phrase conveying self-sacrifice, reports AFP. The 28-year-old, who goes by the pseudonym Brett, has become the figurehead of an emerging movement of foreigners coming to Iraq to support Christian groups. Bearing a tattoo of a machinegun on...
  • Catholic Church's Top Exorcist Claims He Rid World of 160,000 Demons

    05/28/2013 6:31:16 PM PDT · by haffast · 60 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | May 28, 2013|4:19 pm | Leonardo Blair
    The Catholic Church's top exorcist, who claims to have sent 160,000 demons back to hell, says he wants Pope Francis to allow all priests to start performing the ritual to deal with a rising demand for exorcisms from the faithful. Father Gabriele Amorth, 88, who also heads the International Association of Exorcists, told The Sunday Times that he will ask Pope Francis to allow all priests the right to do exorcisms without the church's approval. According to the report, priests currently need special approval from their bishop to perform the rite and it is rarely granted. "I will ask the...
  • Pelosi 'Swears' Spirit of Susan B. Anthony Spoke to Her in White House

    08/08/2012 8:48:29 PM PDT · by Justaham · 74 replies ^ | 8/8/12 | Eric Scheiner
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) told a recent gathering of the Women’s Political Committee that the spirits of suffragists Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Alice Paul spoke to her at the White House. Pelosi said she heard them say: “At last we have a seat at the table”. A video recently posted on Youtube shows Pelosi speaking in May describing her first meeting with President Bush in the White House after becoming part of the Democratic House leadership.
  • AP Exclusive: Abuses Surface at Legion School

    07/09/2012 12:45:49 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 2 replies
    AP ^ | 7/9/2012 | Nicole Winfield
    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Dozens of women who attended a high school run by the disgraced Legion of Christ religious order have urged the Vatican to close the program, saying the psychological abuse they endured trying to live like teenage nuns led to multiple cases of anorexia, stress-induced migraines, depression and even suicidal thoughts. The women sent a letter this weekend to the pope's envoy running the Legion to denounce the manipulation, deception and disrespect they say they suffered at the hands of counselors barely older than themselves at the Rhode Island school. For some, the trauma required years of...
  • Perry’s Legion: The Folks Behind the Man

    08/18/2011 6:05:00 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 30, 2011 | ROSS RAMSEY
    Gov. Rick Perry’s inner circle has evolved significantly since he was first elected to the Texas House in 1984. He changed parties, for one thing, becoming a Republican and shucking one political infrastructure for another. And he changed offices, moving from the House to the Texas Department of Agriculture, from there to the lieutenant governorship and from there, with the election of George W. Bush to the presidency in 2000, into the office he holds today. His closest advisers are a mix of family, longtime friends and close aides. They know his politics, his history, his strengths and weaknesses, what...
  • Maine American Legion 64th annual Dirigo Boys State

    02/04/2011 1:06:52 PM PST · by George Varnum · 3 replies
    The American Legion, Dept. of Maine ^ | 02/04/2011 | Uncle Jaque
    The American Legion Department of Maine has announced the 64th annual Dirigo Boys State to be held at Thomas College in Waterville from June 19 to the 23rd, 2011. The purpose of Boys State is to provide Maine High School Juniors an opportunity to learn the basic system of politics and governance of a democratic society. Instructors are brought in from a diverse background of legal, educational, and political backgrounds to guide participants in setting up a simulated or "moot" government reflecting that of the State of Maine. Cost of the Summer program is $275 which may be subsidized by...
  • God is the bad guy in this movie!

    08/25/2009 8:43:21 AM PDT · by eus · 43 replies · 1,703+ views
    Sony Pictures ^ | 082509 | eus
    How far has our nation fallen? Read this for some insight… God is the bad guy in a movie coming out this January! The title of the movie is Legion and here is their official synopsis: “When God loses faith in mankind, he sends his legion of angels to bring on the apocalypse. Humanity’s only hope lies in a group of strangers trapped in a desert diner and the archangel Michael.” The archangel Michael voluntarily falls to Earth to save the savior of mankind who hasn’t been born yet. (The savior’s mom is a diner waitress.) Did you get the...
  • Southern Catholic College Becomes Legion Institution

    07/11/2009 7:52:52 PM PDT · by Walter Kovacs · 4 replies · 668+ views
    Veritatis Praeco | 07-11-09 | Walter Kovacs
    For those of you who have been following the acquisition of Southern Catholic College by the Legionaries of Christ, I’m sure that you will be glad to hear that resolution has finally come and Southern Catholic's future finally seems to be secure. Just yesterday (Friday, July 10) SCC's vice-president of academic affairs made the announcement that the school had indeed been acquired by the Legion of Christ, and that the last of the paper work had finally gone though. The full story is available at: Veritatis Praeco
  • Archbishop O'Brien raises concerns about Legion of Christ

    02/25/2009 9:19:08 PM PST · by MDJohnPaul · 2 replies · 539+ views
    The Catholic Review ^ | Feb. 25, 2009 | George P. Matysek Jr.
    Concerned that the Legion of Christ stifles the free will of its members and lacks transparency, Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien told the religious order’s director general that he cannot in good conscience recommend that anyone join the Legion or Regnum Christi, its affiliated lay movement. In the Archdiocese of Baltimore, the Legion of Christ is affiliated with Woodmont Academy in Cooksville. Regnum Christi is also active in several parishes. The archbishop’s action came in the wake of revelations that Father Marcial Maciel Degollado, founder of the Legion of Christ, fathered a daughter while serving as leader of the international religious...
  • A Bad Year for the Neocons (Catholics) Who is More Catholic than the Pope?

    02/17/2009 7:00:22 AM PST · by Mershon · 27 replies · 1,020+ views
    The Remnant ^ | February 17, 2009 | Brian Mershon
    A Bad Year for the Neocons Who is more Catholic than the Pope? Brian Mershon REMNANT COLUMNIST, North Carolina By all accounts, 2009 has been a challenging year for Neocon Catholics. Lamenting the spread of the Traditional Latin Mass to their own diocesan parishes since the Pope issued Summorum Pontificum July 7, 2007, the recent revelations concerning the founder of the Legion of Christ, Father Marcial Maciel, the death of Father Richard John Neuhaus, and now the dissolving of the excommunications of the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX), the Neocon Catholic worldview is clearly being undermined George Weigel’s recent...
  • Health and safety killjoys tell war vets they are too old to hoist the Union Flag over town hall

    07/26/2008 11:24:35 AM PDT · by Stoat · 26 replies · 330+ views
    Health and safety killjoys tell war veterans they are too old to hoist the Union Flag over town hall Last updated at 02:38am on 26.07.08      Up in arms: Veterans John Ireland (right) and Keith Hutchins in front of the town hall In their younger days, they risked death and injury to fight for their country against the Nazis and other enemies.  But, now, war veterans who want to fly the Union Flag proudly above their town hall are being defeated by a barrage of health and safety rules.  Royal British Legion members had scented victory after fighting...
  • Care for America's Returning Wounded Warriors, War on Terror at American Legion

    03/06/2007 7:36:14 PM PST · by bnelson44 · 3 replies · 332+ views
    The White House ^ | 3/6/07 | President Bush
    For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary March 6, 2007 President Bush Discusses Care for America's Returning Wounded Warriors, War on Terror at American Legion Renaissance Hotel Washington, D.C.     Presidential Remarks   Audio       Fact Sheet: Pursuing a Strategy for Success in Iraq      Fact Sheet: Taking Care of America's Returning Wounded Warriors      In Focus: Veterans 10:05 A.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much, Paul, for that warm welcome. I appreciate the fact that you've given me a chance to come and address you. I welcome you to our nation's capital. I offer a special greeting to members...
  • American Legion Out to Help Veterans, Troops

    09/07/2006 4:57:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 276+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2006 – The American Legion is focused, as always, on fighting for veterans’ rights, but also on supporting the troops serving today in the war on terrorism, the Legion’s two new leaders said here yesterday. “We strongly believe that a nation who forgets its veterans is a lost nation, so we won’t let that happen on our watch,” Paul A. Morin, the newly-elected national commander of the American Legion, said in a Pentagon Channel interview. “We’ll continue to do battle for the children of our nation and the American way of life. That’s what we do as...
  • Veterans Clash With Salt Lake City Mayor

    08/30/2006 8:08:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 60 replies · 1,615+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 30, 2006 | ED WHITE
    The American Legion opened its national convention in Salt Lake City this week with high hopes the gathering would help "unite America" behind the war in Iraq. Instead, the veterans have found themselves in a fight with the city's anti-war mayor. Mayor Rocky Anderson, a Democrat in a city that is considered liberal by heavily Republican Utah's standards, has accused the Bush administration of lying about the rationale for war. He has called President Bush a "complete disaster." And he organized a protest rally Wednesday a few blocks from the Salt Palace Convention Center, just hours before Bush's arrival here...
  • Bilbray, Hunter, Issa enter bill to save Soledad cross

    06/27/2006 6:53:41 PM PDT · by radar101 · 12 replies · 536+ views
    San Diego UNION ^ | 27 JUNE 2006 | Karen Kucher,Craig Gustafson
    SAN DIEGO – Three local congressmen have introduced a bill that would transfer the Mount Soledad cross from city control to the federal government, a step they hope will preserve the La Jolla landmark. Reps. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, Brian Bilbray, R-Carlsbad and Darrell Issa, R-Vista, sponsored the bill, which Hunter introduced late Monday. The city has been ordered by the court to remove the 29-foot cross from city property by Aug. 1 or pay a fine of $5,000 a day. A judge has ruled it is an unconstitutional preference of religion for the cross to be displayed on public property....
  • Streets, American Legion posts renamed after fallen soldiers (A tribute)

    06/14/2006 3:02:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 1 replies · 390+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/14/06 | CAROLYN THOMPSON
    Streets renamed after fallen soldiersBy CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press Writer Wed Jun 14, 3:15 AM ET Taps is played during an unveiling ceremony for R. V. Derenda Lane in honor of Army Sgt. 1st Class Robert V. Derenda, in Cheektowaga, N.Y., Saturday May 20, 2006. Derenda was killed in Iraq last August. The names of the fallen soldiers of Iraq are becoming permanent fixtures on the landscapes the soldiers themselves will never return to. (AP Photo/David Duprey) BUFFALO, N.Y. - Loretta Derenda's home sits only a few steps from what used to be called Candlelight Lane, where her son Robert...
  • An Honorable Tradition (Last Man's Club)

    05/29/2006 3:41:28 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 9 replies · 598+ views
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | May 29, 2006 | John Clayton
    IT'S A TRADITION that dates back to the First Battle of Bull Run. It's a tradition that allowed veterans from Company B of the Minnesota Volunteers to honor those who gave their all at Manassas, and in the days, months and years since, the tradition has expanded to American Legion Posts around the nation. It's called the Last Man's Club. The premise is simple, yet heartrending. Members of the Last Man's Club gather to break bread each year on a chosen date. In the case of Civil War veterans, that date was July 21, the anniversary of the First Battle...
  • Motorcycle Group Outnumbers Church Protestors at Soldier's Funeral

    03/28/2006 6:42:12 PM PST · by mdittmar · 23 replies · 1,736+ views
    WXYZ ^ | March 27, 2006 | Brandon Truttling
    300 Michigan members of the Patriot Guard Riders headed to Grand Ledge, near Lansing Monday morning. The group of motorcycle riders showed its support at a soldier's funeral where a Kansas church group had come to protest. Army Corporal Nyle Yates III died on March 16 while serving in Iraq. His funeral took place today. The motorcycle riders outside the funeral far outnumbered a handful of protestors from the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas. Members of the small church have protested soldiers’ funerals throughout the country. The goal of the riders was to shield the Yates family mourners from...
  • Season Finale: Rome, Episode 12, Kalends of February 9PM EST---Legio XIII Forever!

    11/20/2005 3:52:19 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 224 replies · 7,681+ views
    HBO ^ | 20 NOV 2005 | dcbryan1
    As a result of their arena exploits, Pullo and Vorenus have become heroes to the Roman rank and file, causing Caesar to reward those he normally would punish. Pullo's unexpected return to Vorenus' household is not appreciated by his former slave Eirene. Caesar decides to overhaul the Senate by adding some unexpected new faces, to the chagrin of the old guard. And Servilia hurdles the final obstacle in her ambitious revenge scenario, at Niobe's expense.
  • A dramatic toast to the President

    10/17/2005 8:37:08 AM PDT · by SuzyQ2 · 3 replies · 867+ views
    World Defense Review ^ | October 17, 2005 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    Like the exploits of 21st-century special operators – including U.S. Navy SEALs, Army Delta soldiers, Force Recon Marines, Air Force commandos, and CIA paramilitary operatives – stories of men like Ortiz are rarely gleaned from books, newspapers, and magazines. Their incredibly dangerous work often goes unseen and is thankless.
  • Legion Addresses ACLU Legal Abuse

    08/29/2005 2:51:53 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 25 replies · 1,330+ views
    American Legion ^ | August 24, 2005
    HONOLULU, August 24, 2005 - Delegates to the nation’s largest wartime veterans organization meeting here during their 87th annual national convention forged their solidarity against legal abuse and secular cleansing of American family values and religious symbols by the ACLU and other organizations. Four thousand delegates representing 2.7 million members unanimously passed Resolution 139 that calls upon Congress to amend the practice of using taxpayer-funded attorney fees by claims under the Equal Access to Justice. “The 1976 Civil Rights Attorney’s Fee Awards Act was much needed legislation, but in recent years, certain groups have abused the congressional intent of this...
  • Roman Legion Founded Chinese City

    07/31/2005 12:31:23 PM PDT · by blam · 37 replies · 3,270+ views
    Ansa ^ | 7-25-2005
    Roman legion founded Chinese city Survivors of Crassus's routed army said to have built town (ANSA) - Florence, July 25 - Roman soldiers who disappeared after a famous defeat founded a city in eastern China, archaeologists say . The phantom legion was part of the defeated forces of Marcus Licinius Crassus, according to the current edition of the Italian magazine Archeologia Viva . The famously wealthy Crassus needed glory to rival the exploits of the two men with whom he ruled Rome as the First Triumvirate, Pompey the Great and Julius Caesar . Crassus decided to bring down the Parthian...
  • The Fighting Newfoundlanders

    06/23/2005 9:31:54 AM PDT · by Alexander Rubin · 299+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Thursday, June 23, 2005 | Myles Higgins
    2005 is the year of the Veteran. With this in mind, I thought I’d take a moment to talk about the treatment of these brave men and women in our culture today. As mentioned in a previous article--Are Legion Members Getting a Fair Deal — from May 31st of this year, I believe our Veterans are getting a raw deal in this country and even in our own province. As of July 1, they will no longer be allowed to light up a cigarette in their own Legion halls. As they age, they are often forgotten in senior's homes and,...
  • Opinion by Ernesto Portillo Jr.: Fallen WWII hero's image has a solid resting place

    05/28/2005 10:15:06 AM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 506+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | May 28, 2005 | Ernesto Portillo Jr.
    On North Grande Avenue is the Cocio-Estrada American Legion Post 59. In front of the building are the images of two men, frozen in time in mural tiles. The images are of Marine Cpl. William Cocio and Army Pvt. Bernardino Estrada, two local men who died as heroes in World War II. This is the story of Estrada, who was killed on a Pacific island in 1942. His story begins in 1916 about 30 miles southeast of Downtown Tucson, near Corona de Tucson. Estrada was born on his father's ranch at the fingertips of the Santa Rita Mountains. The ranch...
  • An American foriegn legion?

    02/15/2005 12:46:09 AM PST · by sodiumodium · 13 replies · 713+ views
    Similar to the french or spanish? An army of foriegn nationals seeking u.s. citizenship that the u.s. can use to ease strained troop deployments? Any thoughts on the subject?
  • Legion stands up for Scouts after ACLU-DoD settlement

    01/29/2005 12:36:56 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 17 replies · 1,114+ views
    The American Legion Magazine ^ | 1 28 05 | Rees Lloyd
    American Legion National Commander Thomas Cadmus recently called on government officials to "stand up to the ACLU," fueling a firestorm of protest against fanatical in terrorem litigation by the American Civil Liberties Union against the Boy Scouts, the Mojave Desert Veterans Memorial and every public expression of America's religious history and heritage. The call from the Legion's top official came in a blistering public denunciation of the Defense Department announcement that it would order military units worldwide not to sponsor Boy Scout troops, a partial surrender to an ACLU lawsuit filed in Illinois in 1999. Cadmus asked publicly, "What are...
  • American Legion Adjutant: ACLU are "Legal Terrorists"

    11/17/2004 5:32:57 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 18 replies · 732+ views
    O'Reilly Factor ^ | 11/17/2004 | n/a
    O'Reilly had the adjutant of the American Legion over the Defense Department's decision to no longer directly sponsor Boy Scout troops on military bases. It was announced that the Legion has sent letters to Rumsfeld, the President, key members of Congress, and the Joint Chiefs, strongly urging them not to abandon the Boy Scouts. In the course of the interview, the adjutant mentions the previous segment where O'Reilly talked about the Marine who shot a wounded terrorist in Fallujah. He made the point that on the one hand, we're fighting and defeating the Islamists there, and back at home, where...

    09/27/2004 12:19:28 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 18 replies · 1,205+ views
    Editor: I didn’t write this piece but I salute the man who did. He has said exactly what so many veterans have been thinking for so long. When I returned from Nam, my roommate in the 82d Airborne was SSGT Charles B. Morris, awarded the Medal of Honor while serving with the 173rd Airborne in Vietnam. I know firsthand it’s true that warriors like Charley are tormented in their dreams and cry out in their sleep as they re-fight their battles; yes that I know from bunking with him. But one thing I never heard him do was boast. Not...
  • Legionnaires launch campaign to block ACLU attorney fees

    08/10/2004 9:34:25 PM PDT · by LNewman · 3 replies · 438+ views
    California Legionnaire ^ | July/August 2004 | N/A
    (The California Legionnaire link has yet to upload the July/August 2004 issue available in PDF. Just received in the mail today.) Organization seeks to remove or destroy crosses and other religious symbols Veterans launched a campaign on July 4th in support of a Resolution adopted by The American Legion Department of California at its recent convention which calls on Congress to amend federal law to prohibit judges from awarding attorney fees to the ACLU in cases brought "to remove or destroy religious symbols." Delegates to the Legion's state-wide convention held in Redding, CA, in June overwhelmingly, if not unanimously, adopted...
  • Extra Memorial Day Favorite Films Thread - Korea to Best of All

    05/31/2004 8:46:46 AM PDT · by sonofatpatcher2 · 54 replies · 1,075+ views
    sonofatpatcher2 ^ | May 31, 2004 | sonofatpatcher2
    Being somewhat older than most folks here and a film buff for all those years I could speak and listen, the thread on Favorite War films got me to thinking. There are many fine war films that have never been seen by those born past 1970, so I have put as many as I could remember. Just cut & paste the film's title into IMDb search mode and click away. IMDb is at There are so many genres of films, television series and mini-series about warfare, so I will start threads to list all your favorites in each category:...