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  • Happy July 4th To All In Honor and Pride to Celebrate Our FREE REPUBLIC At Free Republic

    07/04/2015 6:26:47 PM PDT · by lbryce · 15 replies
    Happy July 4th To All and Everyone In Honor and Pride to Celebrate Our FREE REPUBLIC At Free Republic
  • OFFICIAL INDEPENDENCE DAY AMERICANA THREAD

    07/03/2015 5:18:50 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 35 replies
    EEE | 03 JULY 2015 | EEE
    Post your favorite pic, memory, song, or statement about the good old' U.S.A!
  • Firework displays are pretty but can stress veterans with PTSD

    07/03/2015 1:34:31 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 101 replies
    sheknows.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | Tanvier Peart
    Many families look forward to Fourth of July celebrations that typically include delicious food and fireworks. While there's nothing wrong with observing the day, it's important to keep those who served in mind, as they might struggle with post-traumatic stress. The nonprofit Military with PTSD is hoping to raise awareness about the effects fireworks can have on men and women who served in the military. Unfortunately noisemakers and firework displays used to commemorate our nation's independence can oftentimes be the very things that cause emotional distress on combat veterans.
  • The Top Three Contenders For The U.S. Military’s XM17 Modular Handgun System Contract

    07/02/2015 5:49:29 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 51 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | July 1, 205 | Bob Owens
    WeÂ’re just a week away from the fourth and final industry day where handgun manufacturers will meet to discuss the U.S. MilitaryÂ’s requirements for the XM17 Modular Handgun System (MHS). The XM17 project winner will be a replacement for the venerable, but now worn-out M9s made by Beretta that have been the nationÂ’s top military pistol for 30 years. The meeting will take place on July 7-8 at New JerseyÂ’s Picatinny Arsenal. The winner of the MHS contract is expected to be awarded the contract for roughly 280,000 full-size handguns for the Army, more than 200,000 for the Navy, Air...
  • Analysis: Egypt is Losing Its War Against ISIS in Sinai

    07/02/2015 11:13:43 AM PDT · by lbryce · 16 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | July 2, 2015 | YOSSI MELMAN
    Wednesday's terror attack was the largest ever carried out by the Sinai Province, Islamic State's Egyptian affiliate, since it began its fight against the government in Cairo some four years ago. It also marked the most painful blow suffered by the Egyptian military in its war on extremist Islamist terror, which it is bent on eradicating. It was a well-planned attack, carried out by dozens of ISIS operatives in northern Sinai, and the explosions and weapons fire were heard loud and clear in Israel. Amid concerns that ISIS may try to spread their attacks in the direction of Israel -...
  • Reality versus Fantasy - Obama’s Proxy War In Syria

    07/02/2015 7:53:05 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/02/15 | Eddie Pedersen
    Funding alleged Freedom Fighters aka Magical Fighters who historically fall prey to swapping allegiances increases the risk of genocide to astronomical proportions, unwarranted The Kurdish people are fighting our terrorist enemies and losing their lives in the process, and its not just men, 30% of Kurdish fighters are now female fighters, who can never be captured alive. Think about that the next time you cant find a shopping cart at the local grocery store. Think about it when you’re grilling hot dogs and burgers this Fourth of July, or when you hear the national anthem this weekend. These men and...
  • Obama and Cameron in on blocking heroic Kurds from fighting ISIS

    07/02/2015 7:50:21 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/02/15 | Judi McLeod
    Blame the next gruesome ISIS video on the deadly duo polluting the news stream with their self-serving empty rhetoric that continues to enable the bloody trail of Islamic terrorism. Courageous Kurds are a minority of one in standing up to ISIS and now the most self-centered friendship in the world is seeking to block them. “The United States has blocked attempts by its Middle East allies to fly heavy weapons directly to the Kurds fighting Islamic State jihadists in Iraq, The Telegraph has learnt. (Telegraph, July 2, 2015) “Some of America’s closest allies say President Barack Obama and other Western...
  • Is America a melting pot or a stew?

    07/02/2015 5:44:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    July 2, 2015 | Vanity
    The Confederate flag is in the news -- being called a symbol of hate by the Left while at the same time the White House is emblazoned with Rainbow flag colors in their celebration that people can love and marry anyone. I cannot wait for 2017 -- to be rid of this destructive, evil administration. I grew up on Lake Winnebago in Wisconsin (my mother was raised outside of Milwaukee). I moved to Florida around my junior high school years (a growing transplant state but with with deep South roots in the center regions of the state) and stayed through...
  • Cartel Land: Coming to theaters in July.... (video)

    06/29/2015 5:32:37 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 2 replies
    American Digest ^ | 6/29/2015 | Gerard Vanderleun
    and to the United States? Oh, Any Day Now Video at the link or at https://youtu.be/6JD7hPM_yxg From IMDB:With unprecedented access, CARTEL LAND is a riveting, on-the-ground look at the journeys of two modern-day vigilante groups and their shared enemy - the murderous Mexican drug cartels. In the Mexican state of Michoacán, Dr. Jose Mireles, a small-town physician known as "El Doctor," leads the Autodefensas, a citizen uprising against the violent Knights Templar drug cartel that has wreaked havoc on the region for years. Meanwhile, in Arizona's Altar Valley - a narrow, 52-mile-long desert corridor known as Cocaine Alley - Tim...
  • White House denies private letters to Iran

    06/29/2015 10:36:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 29, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    The Obama administration is denying reports the president reached out to Iran’s leadership ahead of the deadline for a nuclear deal with Tehran. “Reports that the president recently sent a letter to Iran’s leadership are not accurate,” a senior administration official said Monday. The official suggested President Obama has limited his involvement in the day-to-day talks as negotiators rush to complete a final agreement. “We have left the difficult work of the nuclear negotiations to our team on the ground in Vienna,” the official said. An Iranian newspaper reported Monday that Obama sent a private message to Iran’s senior leaders...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu updates us on how the Iran deal has now gotten even worse

    06/29/2015 9:07:41 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/29/15 | Dan Calabrese
    No small achievement. In case you’ve stopped paying attention, as it’s hard to follow complete absurdity over the long haul, tomorrow is the deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran - and we’re nowhere close to getting one. So, no deal, right? After all, a deadline is a deadline, right? Of course not, sillies. This deadline is as meaningless as any of Obama’s other red lines. The deadline will be extended, a deal will be reached, it will be horrible, and it will help the Iranians along in the process of developing nuclear weapons. We’ve already conceded the point on...
  • Farrakhan Calls For Black Desertions and a Race War

    06/26/2015 12:37:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Wizbang ^ | June 26, 2015 | Michael Becker
    Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, a black Muslim nationalist group, is calling for war. A race war, because to Farrakhan, like all in the Race Industry, everything is about race. Farrakhan made the call in a speech in Chicago, Barack Obama’s home, where he claimed that blacks have been oppressed for hundreds of years by whites. He called for reckoning because of the “iniquities of their fathers.” His rant focused on the shooting of the criminal thug, Michael Brown, as he attacked a white police officer with the intent to murder him. Farrakhan conveniently left out...
  • Apple Pulls All Civil War Games Over Confederate Flag Controversy

    06/25/2015 9:16:51 AM PDT · by absentee · 26 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 6/25/15 | Caleb Howe
    In a bold move against reason, Apple has apparently removed all civil war games from their App Store over the display of the Confederate flag within the games. This is just the latest in a series of absurd moves taken by corporations following the national debate and eventual decision by South Carolina to remove the flag from the South Carolina capitol grounds. Apple's Tim Cook Tweeted on Sunday of this week: "My thoughts are with the victim's families in SC. Let us honor their lives by eradicating racism & removing the symbols & words that feed it." Apparently he truly...
  • Plan B For Iran

    06/25/2015 9:06:56 AM PDT · by Portcall24 · 9 replies
    POLITICO Magazine ^ | 24 Jun 15 | Michael Crowley
    ...The Iranians may break or cheat on an agreement, and try build a nuclear weapon anyway. That’s why, at least three times in the past year, a B-2 stealth bomber has taken off from an Air Force base in Missouri and headed west to the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. For these missions, the $2 billion plane was outfitted with one of the world’s largest bombs. It is a cylinder of special high-performance steel, 20 feet long and weighing 15 tons. When dropped from an altitude likely above 20,000 feet, the bomb would have approached supersonic speed before...
  • Obama now an accessary to genocide and war crimes; denies USA Special Forces permission to intercede

    06/23/2015 4:04:18 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 26 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | June 22, 2015 | KD
    (Original title too long: Obama now an accessary to genocide and war crimes; denies USA Special Forces permission to intercede on massacre in Nigeria) From a retired Special Forces Officer, now consulting with Rescue Christians. In another act of brutality committed by Boko Haram The Obama Administration’s brazen disregard for human life and continued tacit support of Islamic extremists, is again highlighted by an incident revealed in an intelligence briefing given at Ft. Huachuca Arizona this morning. This past Saturday, near the town of Damasak, Nigeria, 264 Christian men, women and children were herded into an open pit and burned...
  • Ret. General Drops Bombshell: Obama Should Be Arrested For This ‘Treasonous Activity’

    06/23/2015 12:02:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | June 23, 2015 | Randy DeSoto
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Paul E. Vallely stated recently during a radio interview that President Obama should be “arrested for treasonous activities.” Vallely, while a guest on the Real Side radio program earlier this month, stated above anything else that Obama should be held accountable for his sympathies for the Muslim Brotherhood in particular and his actions regarding the Benghazi tragedy. The retired general said one group that should hold the president’s feet to the fire are high-ranking members of the military. The program’s host, Joe Messina, asked whether Obama would just replace those military leaders with others who agree with...
  • FLIGHT OF THE NIGHT WITCHES: WWII'S ALL-FEMALE (Russian) FIGHTING FORCE

    06/21/2015 2:57:02 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | June 21, 2015
    Night Witch commemorative stamps (Photo: toysworld.od.ua)In the Nazi-occupied Soviet Union, German soldiers had a very real fear of witches.Namely the Night Witches, an all-female squadron of bomber pilots who ran thousands of daring bombing raids with little more than wooden planes and the cover of night—and should be as celebrated as their male counterparts.This month marks the 73rd anniversary of the start of their pioneering service. In June of 1941, the Axis powers pushed into the Soviet Union using the largest invading force in the history of warfare. The infamous Operation Barbarossa saw over four million troops wade into Russia from...
  • On the U.S. Navy’s Wish List: More Boeing Fighter Jets

    06/21/2015 10:04:47 AM PDT · by lbryce · 13 replies
    Fortune ^ | March 28, 2015 | Clay Dillow
    Concerns about a naval ‘fighter gap’ and F-35 program failures could help extend Boeing’s fighter jet production line. As the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program continues to accrue criticism over cost and schedule overruns and missed milestones, the U.S. Navy is looking to an old standby—the Boeing-built F/A-18 Super Hornet—to plug potential holes in its airborne fleet. The Navy’s unfunded “wish list,” headed to lawmakers’ desks this week, includes 12 Boeing-built F/A-18 fighter jets alongside eight Lockheed Martin F-35Cs. Each purchase would be worth roughly $1 billion for the companies—if Congress decides to fund them. That’s great news for Boeing...
  • ESPN and Capital One Are Dishonoring Real Heroes

    06/20/2015 12:52:23 PM PDT · by kathsua · 6 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | June 20th, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    The decision by ESPN and Capital One to allow the actor previously known as Bruce Jenner to desecrate the Arthur Ashe courage award dishonors real heroes. Jenner has done nothing to deserve the Arthur Ashe award........ If Jenner accepts the award he will mark himself as a coward rather than a hero.
  • Betrayal Papers Archive

    06/20/2015 10:59:53 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 2 replies
    The American Report ^ | June 20, 2015 | Coalition of Concerned Citizens
    A critical report on the Muslim Brotherhood in America... This webpage has links to all articles of the Betrayal Papers and their audio version. Movie for Part V available. Also links to Kindle, PowerPoint presentation, and PDF. http://theamericanreport.org/the-betrayal-papers/
  • Ex Tenebris Lux, Bowe Bergdahl was ‘Stoned’ When Captured in 2009.

    06/20/2015 8:01:00 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 20 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | June 20, 2015 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    The light of truth is starting to shine through the narrative that is known as the Bowe Bergdahl capture. In a Fox News exclusive interview with former CIA operative “Duane ‘Dewey’ Clarridge, the agent revealed that Bowe Bergdahl was high on hashish with Afghan soldiers before being captured by nomads and subsequently sold to the Taliban aligned Haqqani network. The revelation brings to light the true circumstances of Bergdahl’s disappearance Clarridge established a network of local informants in an attempt to secure the release of a Western journalist. The CIA learned from the informants that an American soldier and his...
  • Trump regrets being 'too rough' on Jeb Bush

    06/19/2015 12:49:47 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 19, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump says he was too critical of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush during his formal campaign launch earlier this week. Trump says he now regrets swinging so hard at Bush, a 2016 White House rival, during his own campaign kickoff Tuesday from New York City’s Trump Tower. “I actually saw myself a couple of days ago and I said, ‘that’s, that’s too rough,’ ” Trump told host Jake Tapper in an interview airing Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union." “I really think he’s a nice man, I think he’s a wonderful man,” he said. “I...
  • Going to Watch Max the Movie? Here’s What You Need to Know about the Belgian Malinois

    06/18/2015 8:16:52 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 23 replies
    American Kennel Club ^ | 6/18/2015 | Staff Writers
    “Max,” the Warner Brothers movie starring a Belgian Malinois, comes out in theaters June 26th. It is based on the true story of a military working dog named Max that served on the frontlines in Afghanistan with his handler, U.S. Marine Kyle Wincott. After Kyle’s death, Max returns home to the United States to live with Kyle’s grieving family. It’s a tale of healing and redemption, depicting the work of Military Working Dogs -- one of the most important roles that purebred dogs fill in our society. However, the Belgian Malinois is an alert, high-energy breed, and the qualities that...
  • Why I Like 9mm

    06/18/2015 10:31:19 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 106 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 6/18/2015 | John Johnston
    When I used to work at a gun store I was frequently asked what caliber was best for any given situation. It would have been nice if there had been some sort of magic death ray that I could have suggested, but there isn’t, and most people have a pretty flawed understanding of what actually happens when a bullet interacts with a human target. Here’s my take on it and personal reasoning behind selecting a 9mm round. For starters let’s examine a couple of concepts that don’t actually exist in the scientific world but everyone talks about anyway. I’m going...
  • Drone strike kills Al Qaeda’s No 2 in command

    06/16/2015 3:15:51 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/16/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Top terrorist in Yemen now heads 'steadfastly to God' . . . or somewhere. Drone strike kills Al Qaeda's No 2 in commandIt seems like we get these number two guys a lot, but in fairness, we did get that number one guy some time back. Even so, the more dead Al Qaeda the better. So nice job, America, and no apologies for the use of the drone. The objective of war is not to die for your country, as Gen. Patton is rumored to have said. It’s to make the other poor dumb bastard die for his - not...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger premieres 'Terminator Genisys'

    06/16/2015 2:39:24 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies
    desimartini.com ^ | Jun 16, 2015 | Aseem Sharma
    Actor-politician Arnold Schwarzenegger premieres his upcoming movie ‘Terminator Genisys’ for hundred of Marines at Camp Pendleton. The actor took photos with the fans and also signed autographs for them. The Commando star also greeted the military men and women for their contribution towards the country. Arnold said, "This is the land of opportunity and the greatest county in the world because of you”. He also added, "I was so proud to make the Marines at United States Marine Corps Camp Pendleton the first audience in the nation to see Terminator Genisys today. Thank you for your service”. The actor also...
  • InssTek Called to South Korea to Use Grand Teton 3D Printer to Repair Fighter Jets

    06/15/2015 2:34:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    3D Print ^ | June 15, 2015 | Bridget Butler Millsaps
    Strength. That’s the first word that comes to mind when most of us think about 3D printing in metal. And expense is usually the second–but when it comes to fixing up a nation’s fighter jet, thrift is most likely not an issue. And if you were up against a constant adversary like North Korea, you’d want the best, most secure repairs possible for the main fleet’s F-15K fighter jet–especially if you were the one flying it. When it came to the attention of the South Korean Air Force powers that they needed to modify and repair two high-powered turbine components...
  • The Iran scam grows even worse - Part I, Nuke site inspections

    06/15/2015 9:30:15 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 2 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | May 15, 2015 | Dan Miller
    It is likely that the P5+1 nuke deal with Iran will be approved soon. Military and other nuke sites which Iran has not "disclosed" will not be inspected. Nor will Iran's nuke ties with North Korea -- which P5+1 member China seems to be helping, Iran's massive support for terrorism and abysmal human rights record be considered because they are also deemed unnecessary for deal approval. Sanctions against Iran are moribund and will not be revived regardless of whether there is a "deal." However, a bronze bust of Obama may soon be displayed prominently in Supreme Leader Khamenei's office and one of Khamenei may soon be displayed proudly in Dear Leader Obama's office.Part...
  • Homeland Security Searching for Leaker [semi-satire]

    06/13/2015 3:14:02 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 June 2015 | John Semmens
    Last week’s news that the TSA failed to detect 95% of the weapons smuggled onto airlines in its security test has focused the Department on ways to tighten up security. Readers will be forgiven for mistakenly assuming that the tightening efforts will be on ways to interdict more smuggled weapons. In fact, the main concern, as Secretary Jeh Johnson sees it, “is finding the person who leaked these confidential test results to the media.” “The sad truth is that there is no way we can intercept more than a tiny fraction of actions hostile toward our air transportation system,” Johnson...
  • In Obama’s Military God is Not Allowed but Homosexuals are welcome

    06/13/2015 7:55:45 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 34 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | June 13, 2015 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Army Regulation 360-1 – 25 May 2011 3–2. Specific restrictions, limitations, and other considerations a. Selective benefit. Army participation must not selectively benefit (or appear to benefit) any person, group, or corporation (whether profit or nonprofit); religion, sect, religious or sectarian group, or quasi-religious or ideological movement; fraternal organization; political organization; or commercial venture. The ACOMs or organizations that provide support to a non-Federal entity must be willing to provide equal support to comparable events sponsored by similar non-Federal entities. For the first Time in over two decades Army Officers at Fort Gordon, Georgia refused to provide an honor guard...
  • Bill Clinton Iraq Attack Made Invasion Necessary

    06/11/2015 4:48:23 PM PDT · by kathsua · 8 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | June 11th, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    Those who talk about the Second Iraq War, The WMD War, seem to have forgotten that the war began during Bill Clinton’s administration rather than George W. Bush’s administration. Clinton began the war late in 1998 either because he didn’t think Saddam Hussein was adequately cooperating with U.N. weapons inspectors or to distract attention from his impeachment.
  • ‘The J.V. team’ has now stolen enough radioactive material to construct a large-scale ‘dirty bomb’

    06/11/2015 9:47:25 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/11/15 | Robert Laurie
    But let's keep underestimating them! As ISIS militants behead their way across the Middle East they’re not just murdering and raping. They’re also pillaging. Their plunder includes human slaves, massive amounts of global cash, US military equipment that we gave to Iraqi forces, and basically anything they want that isn’t nailed down or forbidden by their archaic religion. Sadly, that includes a whole lot of radioactive material. So far, they haven’t managed to get their hands on a full scale nuclear device, but according to Australian intelligence reports, they have stolen all of the components necessary to construct devastating “dirty...
  • No Strategy. No Clue

    06/11/2015 5:35:25 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/11/15 | Al Caruba
    It can be done. John F. Kennedy was on his way to doing so. Reagan did so. In 590 days from now, we can begin to do so again The Wednesday, June 10 Wall Street Journal headline at the top of the page was “Obama Set to Expand Troops in Iraq.” We were 589 days into the two terms Barack Hussein Obama has served in the office of President of the United States and he is as clueless now as he was when he arrived on January 20, 2009. “President Barack Obama is poised to send hundreds more American advisers...
  • Carrier Gerald R. Ford's Electromagnetic Catapult Begins Testing

    06/11/2015 3:40:10 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 25 replies
    military.com ^ | June 10, 2015 | Hugh Lessig
    ... The electromagnetic system will replace the steam-driven catapults that operate aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carriers.
  • Incredible video of a failed ISIS truck bombing in Iraq

    06/10/2015 2:48:46 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/10/15 | Robert Laurie
    Sayonara. Incredible video of a failed ISIS truck bombing in Iraq This clip is a couple of weeks old, but a cleaner HD version hit the web yesterday and it’s been going viral ever since. In it, Iraqi forces square off against ISIS and face an inbound truck bomb. Let’s just say things don’t go well for the ISIS crew. The Iraqis manage to get to cover just in time and, given the size of the explosion, they’re lucky they did. Here’s the official description via WarLeaks, which posted the footage.
  • A wounded soldier addresses Michelle Obama’s, taxpayer funded plastic surgery

    06/10/2015 8:51:19 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 23 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/10/15 | George Spelvin
    An anonymous commenter on Sunday’s Free Republic, Michelle Obama Plastic Surgery thread wrote the following: “In 2008 when I was on active duty, I had a service connected blowout fracture in my left lower eye orbit. I had a plate inserted at Bethesda (Ph # 301-319-4226) (now Walter Reed National Military Medical Center). A few months later, after I healed, the doctors noticed that my face was ASYMMETRICAL. They looked me over with a few appointments and gave me a CT scan. They had a plan to do another surgery to even out my face. After all of this planning,...
  • Does This Ballistic Vest Make Me Look Fat?

    06/08/2015 5:02:24 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/08/15 | Michael Shannon
    The Marines have had a great deal of trouble finding a few good women. So far the Infantry Officer Course remains undefeated Developments on the women–in–combat front are cause for concern, even for leftists that have made cognitive dissonance a way of life, because the women don’t seem to be holding up their end of the ideological bargain. If Ranger Sgt. Rosie Riveter is going to be leaping out of aircraft and putting paid to ISIS misogynists — either by a well-placed burst from her rifle or silently dispatching him with the Camel Clutch (first made famous by the Iron...
  • For liberals, the military is always the problem

    06/08/2015 4:41:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Hot Air ^ | June 8, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    We are reliably assured by progressives in the modern era that spending, deficits and the national debt are no big deal and are generally just distractions and dog whistles tossed out by conservatives. After all, you can always just print more money or go out to the White House rose garden and pick more off the money tree or something, right? That’s why my LADAR (Leftist Radar) is always set off when I hear one of their spokesmodels suddenly becoming concerned over the budget. The most recent example of this comes from Steve Lopez at the LA Times, who takes...
  • Media Dimwits Celebrate "Courage" of Caitlyn Jenner While Ignoring True Hero Chris Kyle

    06/08/2015 10:22:12 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 15 replies
    Doug Ross @Journal ^ | June 8, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    One gets the impression that if Amir Hekmati, the former United States Marine still imprisoned in Iran were gay, transgendered or a deserter, President Obama, who tweeted to the former Olympic champion and now Vanity Fair cover girl Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner: “It takes courage to tell your story.” BizPac Review noted how quickly and for what reason President Obama sprung into action after Caitlin’s cover: “It takes courage to share your story,” the president tweeted in response to Jenner, who broke the president’s record for fastest new Twitter account to reach 1 million followers. Never on to miss an opportunity to...
  • Firearms of Frogmen Pt 1

    06/08/2015 7:03:23 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 1 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 6/8/2015 | D Breteau
    The Soviet Union was the first to begin developing firearms specifically for their combat divers. The Soviet Navy was worried about divers attacking their ships in their naval anchorages, and in particular those of the Black Sea fleet based in Sevastopol, located on the Crimean Peninsula, and Odessa, Ukraine. These anchorages could be easily threatened by NATO forces operating out of Turkey. It wasn’t an idle worry. The use of divers to attack anchored ships was used extensively by the Italian Navy during World War II, and the British Navy developed their techniques by using captured Italian equipment. The Soviet...
  • Scott Walker: US combat forces not necessary in Iraq now

    06/07/2015 2:36:28 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 7, 2015 | Rebecca Shabad
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is drawing a contrast with one of his 2016 competitors, arguing that U.S. combat troops are not needed now in Iraq. On ABC News’s “This Week,” Walker was asked whether he would send U.S. combat troops to Iraq now if he were commander in chief. “No, I believe right now we have a capacity to reclaim Iraq with the Iraqi forces that are there as long as we unleash the power that is already there of the American armed forces,” he said in an interview airing Sunday. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who announced his presidential...
  • Michelle Obama has plastic surgery at Walter Reed on taxpayer’s dime

    06/07/2015 9:22:00 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 115 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/7/15 | George Spelvin
    First lady Michelle Obama had plastic surgery, including a nose reconstruction job which helped alter her African-American facial features. The procedures reportedly were done at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in complete secrecy during the summer of 2011, according to an exclusive sourced investigation by THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER! (1) This block buster news story, complete with before and after pictures of FLOTUS, states, “in a slap in the face to America’s courageous wounded warriors,” Madam Obama had work done on her saggy skin, her face, butt, hips, and abdomen. Allegedly, all or most of this Presidential plastic surgery was done...
  • “It will take Zealots, not Moderates, to restore our country”

    06/07/2015 8:02:35 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 44 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/7/15 | An American Vet, Semper Fi
    Franklin Graham was speaking at the First Baptist Church in Jacksonville , Florida a few weeks back when he said “America will not come back.” “Time is like a river. You cannot touch the water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again.” A USMC Vet wrote: The American Dream ended (on November 6th, 2012 ) in Ohio. The second term of Barack Obama will be the final nail in the coffin for the legacy of the white Christian males who discovered, explored, pioneered, settled and developed the greatest Republic in the history of mankind. A coalition...
  • South Koreans win DARPA robotics challenge

    06/07/2015 2:02:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The British Broadcasting Corporation ^ | June 7, 2015 | Regan Morris
    The contest is a battle of robots on an obstacle course meant to simulate conditions similar to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant disaster. Team Kaist's DRC-Hubo humanoid robot defeated 22 others to win the top $2m prize from the US Department of Defense's Darpa research unit. The robots had an hour to complete a series of tasks, such as a driving a car and walking up steps. The challenge involved a series of tasks for the robots to complete, somewhat autonomously, with intermittent connectivity with their operators to simulate real disaster conditions. The challenge was the first where robots performed...
  • Video: China OPM hack breached clearance files back to 1985

    06/07/2015 12:46:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 6, 2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Those of us who have had security clearances in the past endured plenty of lectures on the need to secure sensitive material. The Office of Personnel Management in the Obama administration apparently needed to listen a little more carefully. A hack by China’s intelligence service not only exposed four million current federal employees, but also thirty years of data from security clearances, with the most personally sensitive information possible now exposed to foreign spies:(VIDEO-AT-LINK) Data stolen from U.S. government computers by suspected Chinese hackers included security clearance information and background checks dating back three decades, U.S. officials said on Friday,...
  • Texas State Guard conducts annual drill

    06/06/2015 2:54:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    KLTV-TV ^ | June 5, 2015 | Jamey Boyum
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)VAN ZANDT COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Van Zandt County has been inundated with the Texas State Guard conducting rescue operations, but it was only a drill. Officials say they are simulating search and rescue missions to prepare for hurricane season. They use Boy Scouts to play victims of a natural disaster. Somewhere in the woods of Van Zandt County, Boy Scouts playing tornado victims await aid. Back in Canton, the Texas State Guard has taken over the Van Zandt County Sheriff's Department briefing room. Lt. Colonel Wendell Sadler says all that military is under the county emergency operations coordinator's control...
  • Delay in Bergdahl Hearing

    06/06/2015 7:57:47 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 16 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | June 6, 2015 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Last Thursday, the Army announced it will delay the Article 32 hearing for Bowe Bergdahl, from July 8 to Sept. 17th. The delay was granted at the request of Bergdahl’s lawyers. Last March the Army charged Bergdahl with one count of desertion to avoid hazardous duty and misbehavior before the enemy. The misbehavior charge carried the claims that Bergdahl’s actions endangered his unit and soldiers died looking for the alleged deserter. It is very likely that defense lawyers and Army JAGs are negotiating a possible plea deal. The delay request was approved because the defense team claimed it was necessary...
  • Maine Constitutional Carry passes Senate, House, with minor amendments

    06/05/2015 6:00:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
     LD 652 (SP 245), "An Act To Authorize the Carrying of Concealed Handguns without a Permit"  passed  the Senate, 23-12, last Friday. Today, 1 June, the Maine House  passed a lightly amended Constitutional Carry bill, 83-62.  The House added two amendments to the bill.   From pressherald.com: More votes are required in the Senate before the bill moves forward, for procedural reasons and because the House adopted two amendments to the bill. One would require anyone under age 21 to get a permit to carry a concealed weapon. The other would require a person carrying a concealed gun to tell...
  • Russia Demands American Capitulation To Help Eradicate Islamic State

    06/04/2015 10:28:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/04/15 | David Singer
    Senseless head-butting needs to give way to sensible brain-storming Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has called on America to end its attempt to remove Syria’s President Assad from power in return for Russia’s co-operation to militarily confront Islamic State. Lavrov reportedly told Bloomberg on 2 June 2015 : “The U.S.’s “obsession” with [Syria’s President] Assad isn’t helping in the common fight against the threat from Islamic State… “People put the fate of one person whom they hate above the fight against terrorism. Islamic State can go “very far” unless stopped, and air strikes alone “are not going to do the...
  • This Awesome New Air Force Weapon Will Take Out The Enemy Before They Know What Hit ‘Em

    06/04/2015 4:11:34 AM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | June 4, 2015 | Christopher Agee
    The cruise missiles so often used to destroy ISIS installations and other enemy targets descend like a flash out of the sky, traveling up to 600mph as they approach unsuspecting terrorist compounds, hideouts, and ammo storage facilities. But the impressive speed at which a cruise missile is propelled will seem like a proverbial stroll in the park when an awesome new generation of hypersonic “birds” take flight as an operating Air Force weapon system. The website military.com reveals updated details of the progress the Air Force is making in the development of the X-51, the hypersonic air vehicle that’s...