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  • Honor our service members who used their personal firearms to fight back against terrorist attacker

    08/03/2015 7:33:49 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    War on Guns ^ | August 03, 2015 | David Codrea
    I did.MORE But I don't want to be on any lists! You think owning a gun and frequenting sites like this one hasn't already put you on several? But I don't want to get junk email! Assuming you as a citizen truly don't want to be informed by the White House of what they're up to, just "unsubscribe" if it bugs you. But this will just create another class of "Only Ones"! Not really, when you consider, because of their employment, the service members' rights have been diminished below those of the citizenry. But this won't do any good! If...
  • Disney's Bambi was a U.S. Marine!

    08/03/2015 6:56:36 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 8/3/2015 | Danielle Breteau
    Donnie Dunagan became the youngest-ever US Marine Corps drill instructor in 1952 and consequently completed three tours in the Vietnam where he received, in his words, “holes that god did not give me.” What most people do not know is, among his three purple hearts and Bronze Star history, Dunagan is the famous voice of Bambi; the nasally little fawn on shaky legs that we all know, hold dear and often make reference to when referring to innocence on a grand scale. Dunagan held this secret closely during his tenure as a tough and seasoned drill sergeant, but has always...
  • What Would Have Happened if Germany Had Invaded the U.S. During World War II?

    08/02/2015 7:44:26 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 167 replies
    Slate ^ | August 2, 2015 | By Quora Contributor
    Invading the North American mainland can be safely left in the realm of bad Hollywood films. And that's even today, with larger ships, jet cargo aircraft, and more people. While it makes for a great strategy, in the end, it's just a nonstarter. Why? The Germans had no forward base in the New World. If they had seized Iceland, any of the French protectorates in the Caribbean, or northern South America, then an invasion, while still a stretch, could have been conceivable. Without forward bases to deploy to and from, an invasion isn't going to happen.
  • Petition to Honor Chattanooga Marine and Commander who used personal Arms started

    08/02/2015 2:58:40 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Here is what I predicted a week ago: I can see the calls for commendations rising.  They are already in the comments section.  It will not be long before a political candidate will recognize that the desire to recognize the bravery of these men will resonate with the electorate.  It will not be President Obama who firsts suggests it.  My bet is that it will be Donald Trump.From the gatewaypundit.com:  A petiton was posted at the ‘We the People’ site at the White House this week asking President Barack Obama to honor Navy officer Lt. Cmdr. Timothy White and...
  • Iran publishes book on how to outwit US and destroy Israel

    08/01/2015 8:44:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 1, 2015 | Amir Taheri
    While Secretary of State John Kerry and President Obama do their best to paper over the brutality of the Iranian regime and force through a nuclear agreement, Iran’s religious leader has another issue on his mind: The destruction of Israel. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has published a new book called “Palestine,” a 416-page screed against the Jewish state. A blurb on the back cover credits Khamenei as “The flagbearer of Jihad to liberate Jerusalem.” A friend sent me a copy from Iran, the only place the book is currently available, though an Arabic translation is promised soon. Obama administration officials likely...
  • Kerry Insists that "Death to America" Is Just Rhetoric [semi-satire]

    08/01/2015 6:35:37 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 31 July 2015 | John Semmens
    In his continuing quest to sell Congress on what House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) labeled a "diplomatic masterpiece," Secretary of State John Kerry tried to reassure the House Foreign Affairs Committee that Iran's vow to take down the United States is "mere rhetoric for domestic consumption." "Surely, members of Congress are aware that from time to time it is necessary to espouse policies that we have no real intention of implementing," Kerry said. "I've lost count of the number of times that various spokesmen for the GOP have pledged to repeal Obamacare or to build a border fence. Yet,...
  • Search and Rescue Guru Trace Sargent

    07/31/2015 10:14:29 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 1 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/31/2015 | Tatiana Whitlock
    Looks can be profoundly deceiving. At first glance, Tracy “Trace” Sargent could easily be a high-powered corporate CEO or lead a marketing firm. This petite Georgia blond with a commanding presence and the charisma and intellect to match, looks like she would fit elegantly at the head of a boardroom. You certainly don’t envision this refined, vibrant woman with a sweet Southern drawl to be out enthusiastically hunting lost persons, getting dirty, crawling through rubble, or chasing down fugitives by moonlight. Yet that is exactly what she has been doing with her K9 partners for over 20 years, gracefully shattering...
  • Mel Gibson back to Aussie roots to direct new movie

    07/30/2015 1:44:27 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 13 replies
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | 7/30/15 | Staff
    Mel Gibson is returning to his Australian roots to direct his first film in a decade, the true story of a conscientious objector who saved 75 men during the Battle of Okinawa in World War II.
  • Kerry and McCain are Traitors to the US and the American People

    07/30/2015 9:35:33 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/30/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Would the fact that John–anti-war activist with pal Hanoi Jane Fonda–Kerry has a daughter married to an Iranian make any difference in this heated debate over getting Barack Obama’s nuke deal shoved through Congress? Kerry greeted the Iranian people on the occasion of Nowruz, the traditional New Year, by revealing “his daughter has married an Iranian-American who has KERRY SALUTE EXTENSIVE FAMILY TIES to Iran!” Kerry told those listening: “I am proud of the Iranian-Americans in my own family and grateful for how they have enriched my life.” Kerry went on to say he was strongly committed to resolving differences...
  • Thousands will die as Obama continues to throw our allies to the wolves in Kurdistan

    07/30/2015 5:36:03 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/29/2015 | Rebel Media
    Ezra Levan of TheRebel.Media reports yet another example of Obama's inept and dangerous negotiating skills as he sacrifices the Kurds in order to have the right to do what he has a right to do anyway. Even though Turkey is a member of NATO, they hate the Kurds more than they oppose the Islamic State terrorists. Obama has just given the Islamic government of Turkey permission to attack our allies in Kurdistan, who are the only liberal Muslims in the region. Obama will be gone in eighteen months but in the meantime, thousands will die as he continues to throw...
  • "Appeal to Heaven" Flag

    07/29/2015 8:27:39 PM PDT · by kvanbrunt2 · 19 replies
    vanity | me
    Does anyone know where i can buy a correct "Appeal to Heaven" Flag? not one with "an Appeal to Heaven" Flag. but the original without the an.
  • Lost WWII Vet Asks to Sleep in His Car for a Night. This Town Made Sure He Wouldn’t Have to Do That

    07/29/2015 5:07:08 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 17 replies
    IJReview ^ | 7/27/2015 | Victoria Taft
    It started with a wrong turn and ended with a World War II veteran being absolutely embraced by the residents of one New Jersey township. Lost while driving nearly three hours from his home in Pennsylvania, 92-year-old Oscar Ehrhart was returning from a veteran’s convention when he ended up in Bob Shea’s driveway. Bob called Robbinsville Township police officer Thomas Egan for assistance. In the meantime, Oscar told some old stories, while proudly donning his WWII baseball cap. He then had one request: “Oscar asked if it would be O.K. for him to sleep in his car overnight since he...
  • A Tale of Two Militaries

    07/29/2015 1:07:41 PM PDT · by Thistooshallpass9 · 6 replies
    TheTrumpet.com ^ | 29 July 2015
    It is the best of militaries, it is the most mismanaged of militaries. It is a force of wisdom, it is a force of confusion. It is a military of nobility, it is a military of hypocrisy. The world sits before it urging it on, the nations burn resentfully in its wake. The first half of each of those sentences reflects the way the people of Russia increasingly see their county’s military—noble, fierce and worthy of high praise. The second half of each reflects the view many Americans have toward the United States military. This dichotomy between the two reveals...
  • Yowza! . . You Go Girl!!

    07/29/2015 1:04:26 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 30 replies
    One America News Network ^ | July 18, 2015 | Tomi Lahren
    This Lady has the Guts to say on the air what we’ve all known for some time!! Hooray for her!! Just Excellent! http://youtu.be/Y8Q0MMHwx4k https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8Q0MMHwx4k
  • DoD Stands by Its Policy of Barring Personnel from Carrying Arms [semi-satire]

    07/29/2015 11:04:11 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 July 2015 | John Semmens
    Despite the mass murder of personnel at a Chattanooga, Tennessee military recruiting office by Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez last week, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter rejected suggestions that on-duty armed forces members be allowed to carry guns. “Sad as we all are for the tragic loss experienced in Tennessee, arming our soldiers and sailors is not the answer,” Carter adamantly declared. “Turning a crime scene into a war zone by arming our men escalates the situation and could lead to even greater loss of life.” Carter also contended that having military personnel go about carrying weapons “would unduly frighten the general...
  • Trump’s ‘da Man!

    07/29/2015 8:49:17 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/29/15 | Ed Wood
    I do realize that everyone from Charles Krauthammer to the recently escaped Mexican drug lord, El Chapo, is “piling on” Donald Trump for his straight-forward remarks. Well, being the contrarian that I am, I am going to come down on the side of Mr. Trump! Do I like him? No. Never have. I don’t like his swagger, his cockiness, his arrogance. And I certainly don’t care for that mop of comb-over fake hair. But they say the difference between egotism and self-assurance is the ability to produce. By any measure, he Donald Trump Donald Trump certainly wins that contest, both...
  • Revisiting Shelby Foote's Enduring Work

    07/29/2015 8:22:42 AM PDT · by Davy Buck · 25 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 7/28/2015 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    Foote's narrative is such a breath of fresh air when compared to much of the politically motivated and agenda driven Civil War history of recent years. That alone would make it bad enough but, in addition, much of what is being written is not only poor history, it is poor literature. (Foote remains of the few adults in a room of Civil War historians populated by juveniles.)
  • Stop Sticks Gone Wrong - Funny Story

    07/29/2015 7:56:31 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 4 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/29/2015 | Scott Young
    Working as a deputy sheriff in south Florida during the late 1990s, my agency had just been issued stop-sticks. These sticks were about 3 feet long and had large spikes protruding all the way around. They were meant to be used as a stop-gap measure when a suspect was fleeing in a vehicle. If an officer could get into position, the sticks were to be thrown in front of the tires as the car passed by. The weight of the car would bear down on the spikes, deflating the tires and ideally ending the chase safely. If I said everyone...
  • Marines Ditch the M-16, What?

    07/29/2015 6:40:26 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 68 replies
    Marine Corps Times ^ | 7/29/2015 | James K Sanborn
    Marine leaders have made the momentous recommendation to ditch the iconic M16 in favor of the M4 carbine as the new universal weapon for infantrymen. The recommendation to swap the venerated rifle that has served as the grunt’s primary implement of war since Vietnam now sits on the commandant’s desk, pending his final review and a decision. But, the swap appears imminent and if approved will relegate the M16 to a support role. It follows a similar shift already underway in the Army. With the endorsement of several major commands already supporting the switch — including Marine Corps Combat Development...
  • Man Gives Everything to Care for 12 Military Dogs After Their Return From War

    07/28/2015 7:11:04 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 15 replies
    American Kennel Club ^ | 7/28/2015 | Liz Donovan
    A dozen four-legged heroes bravely served our country overseas, saving thousands of American lives. But for the past year and a half, they’d been living in limbo at a kennel in Chester, Virginia, while a contract company who purchased the dogs from the Department of Defense tried to place them as therapy dogs. The new job for the dogs never came through, leaving the kennel owner to care for them indefinitely.
  • U.S. Marine and USA Flag (USA Flag Intentionally Upside Down)

    07/27/2015 12:49:25 PM PDT · by Old Badger · 4 replies
    The Shootist ^ | July 27, 2015 | Old Badger
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  • Russian Submarine Wreck Found in Sweden’s Territorial Waters

    A wrecked mini-submarine was found last week in waters off of Sweden’s eastern coast, media in Sweden reported on July 27. Authorities believe it is a Russian model, primarily because of Cyrillic letters on the hull. They have not disclosed the exact location of the wreckage, but say it is around 1.5 nautical miles from the Swedish coast. “We are 110 percent sure that it is within Swedish waters” said Dennis Ĺsberg, a member of Ocean X Team which made the discovery. Reports say the sub is some 60 feet long and 10 feet wide, and holds a crew of...
  • U.S. Marine Corps and USA Flag (USA Flag intentionally upside down)

    07/27/2015 12:29:10 PM PDT · by Old Badger · 4 replies
    The Shootist ^ | July 27, 2015 | Old Badger
  • The Bride is In the ER: Prayer Request

    07/27/2015 10:57:06 AM PDT · by Old Sarge · 161 replies
    self | 27 JUL 2015 | old sarge
    I am in the ER at the Tampa VA Hospital. The Bride is being admitted. Once again, I am experiencing the nightmare that is the VA. Please contact all prayer warriors. We cannot afford to lose her now.
  • ‘A Liking for the Sea’ | JFK and the USCG Eagle

    07/26/2015 9:25:44 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 13 replies
    A Continuous Lean ^ | 7/21/15 | Jared Paul Stern
    ‘A Liking for the Sea’ | JFK and the USCG Eagle Jul 21st, 2015 | Categories: Americana, Jared Paul Stern | by Jared Paul Stern A majestic sight greeted visitors to Portland, Maine’s waterfront the other day: the only active commissioned sailing vessel in American military service. The 295-ft. USCG Eagle, used as a training cutter for future officers of the United States Coast Guard, visited the city as part of the Tall Ships Portland Festival. The ship has a rather interesting history. Built as the German training vessel Horst Wessel in 1936, Adolf Hitler presided at its launch and...
  • Administration Says Failure to Accept Iran Deal Means War [semi-satire]

    07/25/2015 1:55:17 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 July 2015 | John Semmens
    The Obama Administration denounced Congressional opposition to its Iranian deal, saying that failure to accept the pact would lead to war. "Secretary of State John Kerry has assured the President that agreeing to this deal is the only alternative if we want to deter Iran from attacking America," said Presidential Press Secretary Josh Earnest. "Republicans agitating against this treaty weren't in on the negotiations. They don't know what we know." Critics of the deal have cited what they have characterized as serious flaws, including Iran's refusal to allow on-site inspections of its nuclear facilities, a requirement that the US help...
  • Launch of Legacy National Security Advisory Group Launch – MG Vallely

    07/25/2015 11:15:23 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 1 replies
    The American Report ^ | July 25, 2015 | Editors
    Original at Stand Up America. Editor’s Note: Obama and his minions have tried their best, and largely succeeded, to purge the U.S. military of patriotic officers who love this country. As a result, under Obama, America’s best interests are always put last. This group of retired and decorated officers and experts, led by MG Paul E. Vallely, offers all Presidential candidates advice on forging a national strategy that is in the best interests of America! * * * Last week, MG Vallely, along with several staff members of Stand Up America US visited Washington, D.C. to attend several events and...
  • Why Israel Is Going To Bomb Iran [And We Can Thank Obama For It]

    07/25/2015 11:12:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    EAD ^ | 07/20/2105 | Michael Snyder
    Thanks to Barack Obama, it is only a matter of time before Israel feels forced to conduct a massive military strike against Iran’s nuclear program. When that happens, Iran will strike back, and hundreds if not thousands of missiles will rain down on Israel. This exchange will likely spark a major regional war in the Middle East, and that could end up plunging the entire planet into chaos. If Barack Obama was attempting to prevent such a scenario from playing out, he failed miserably. Personally, I think that the deal that was just made with Iran is absolutely horrible. Perhaps...
  • NOSC Commander and Marine used sidearms to engage Chattanooga Jihadi

    07/25/2015 5:48:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The Navy Times reports that the installation commander and a Marine engaged the Chattanooga Jihadi with sidearms during the attack.  From the navytimes.com: A report distributed among senior Navy leaders during the shooting's aftermath said Lt. Cmdr. Timothy White, the support center's commanding officer, used his personal firearm to engage Abdulazeez, Navy Times confirmed with four separate sources. A Navy official also confirmed a Washington Post report indicating one of the slain Marines may have been carrying a 9mm Glock and possibly returned fire on the gunman. From the comments, Mark Keith states that : gunnery sergeant sullivan eel...
  • Coach is Right, Friday Short Stories: Iranian hostages; IRS innocent; Gun Store bans Muslims

    07/24/2015 11:09:14 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/24/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    1) Kerry: We’re “Hopeful” Our Citizens in Iran Will be Freed By Daniel Doherty Commentary by John Velisek USN (Ret), staff writer “That’s a politician’s answer. Secretary of State John Kerry cannot guarantee that the three Americans that we know about languishing in Iran’s prison system will be released and returned safely to their families. He can only say that he’s “hopeful” Iran will, in a gesture of good faith, set them free. ‘There was not a meeting that took place – not one meeting that took place, believe me that’s not an exaggeration – where we did not raise...
  • Are we finally meeting the real John McCain?

    07/23/2015 9:36:07 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/23/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    “None of that is true!. . .I used to meet with him (McCain) in my office at the end of the day and debate with him. . .we debated quite fiercely but there was never any personal prejudice between us; the debate was between two men in a manly style. But after that we were quite friendly. We didn’t take it personally,” said Tran Trong Duyet, McCain’s jailer, in 2008 when Duyet was aged 75. But after his release from the Hanoi Hilton (Hoa Lo Prison), John Sidney McCain, Navy pilot and son of Adm. John McCain, Jr., commander of...
  • If Trump’s Comments on McCain Sound Familiar, You May Have Heard Them Before…From the Left

    07/23/2015 9:06:04 AM PDT · by Reverend Saltine · 14 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 20, 2015 | Mike Opelka
    "During the 2008 campaign cycle, Retired U.S. Army General Wesley Clark appeared on CBS’s Face the Nation as a surrogate for Barack Obama. Clark did use the word “hero” to describe McCain’s POW experience, stating, ”I certainly honor his service as a prisoner of war. He was a hero to me and to hundreds of thousands and millions of others in the armed forces, as a prisoner of war.” But Clark also made a statement about how the Arizona senator ended up a prisoner of war. “Well, I don’t think riding in a fighter plane and getting shot down is...
  • BOOM! ALLEN WEST TEARS UP TIME SQUARE AT STOP IRAN RALLY!

    07/22/2015 8:37:54 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 36 replies
    Allen B. West ^ | 7/22/15
    Former Congressman and US army veteran Allen West making a passionate and emotional speech to over 12,000 people in Times Square at the ‘Stop Iran Deal Rally’ tonight..
  • How the Iran deal is good for Israel, according to Israelis who know what they’re talking about

    07/22/2015 7:58:23 PM PDT · by lbryce · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 22, 2015 | Ishaan Tharoor
    In the aftermath of the deal over Iran's nuclear program announced in Vienna last week, attention immediately centered on the reaction in one country that was never a direct party to the talks: Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was swift and uncompromising in his criticism, declaring the accord a "historic mistake," and reiterating his long-standing opposition to rapprochement with the Islamic Republic. His anger was echoed by his center-left political opponents in the Israeli parliament. [Netanyahu wants 'permanent' conflict with Iran, says Britain's top diplomat.] But while Israel's politicians may be singing from the same song sheet, others are...
  • Response from Veterans@DonaldTrump.com

    07/22/2015 5:18:41 PM PDT · by LTC.Ret · 19 replies
    My email | 22 July 2015 | LTC.Ret
    I got a reply from Trump’s Veteran’s email today -— I know it is most likely a blanket response at this time, but it IS an actual response: “Thank you for sharing your story. It is an embarrassment for America when our men and women who serve have to struggle to get the care they earned and deserve. Mr. Trump is determined to fix the problems veterans face and your experience will be a part of the reform. Please know that fixing these problems is job one. Thank you for your service. Take care”
  • Chattanooga Attack Shows Tennessee Needs more Armed Defenders

    07/22/2015 9:02:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    During the attack on the recruiting center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the attacker chose "gun free" or "disarmed victim zones" for his targets.  He did not enter the firs zone, he fired from outside of it.  He did not hit any innocents at this target, then went to a secondary target, also a disarmed victim zone, at the Navy Operations Support Center, a few miles away.  There he killed four marines, wounded another and a police officer before he was stopped. He fired at the first target for at least 20 - 30 seconds, perhaps as much as a minute,...
  • Iran Still Chanting ‘Death to America’

    07/22/2015 6:21:00 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/22/15 | Arnoild Ahlert
    The Islamic Republic vows to stay its deadly course There’s nothing quite like the astonishment of progressives whenever their profound and enduring ignorance of human nature is thrust in upon them. And so it is with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his reaction to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s speech last Saturday. It was a speech during which the Supreme Leader reminded the world the hostility that exists between his nation and the United States is not about to be extinguished by the nuclear arms agreement. “Whether the deal is approved or disapproved, we will never stop supporting...
  • Why Military Security Experts Know That Arming All Troops Is Not the Answer (barf alert)

    07/21/2015 5:57:01 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 47 replies
    The Trace ^ | 7/21/15 | ADAM WEINSTEIN
    Most armed service members are not trained to neutralize active shooters, and putting more loaded guns in their hands creates its own risks. The argument that all military service members should be armed with guns to protect themselves — proffered by GOP presidential candidates Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, and Donald Trump in the wake of the shooting deaths of four Marines and a sailor last week in Chattanooga, Tennessee — is so basic that there’s not much argument to it at all. Railing against “gun-free zones” last Friday, Trump summed the case up in this way: “This sick guy had...
  • A Modest Proposal on Iran

    07/21/2015 5:10:59 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 21 replies
    FreeRepublic.com ^ | 07-21-2015 | grey_whiskers
    Just a bit of historical trivia, and a thought, in the wake of the Obama/Kerry HISTORIC. NUCLEAR. DEAL. with Iran. Obama has come under criticism that he left four American hostages in Iran; and his excuse was that "if we pressed for the release of the hostages, the Iranians would have demanded more concessions." Oh, really? Does anyone remember the last time a dimwit Democrat tried to deal with an Iranian hostage crisis? Yes, it's the return of Dhimmi...err, Jimmy Carter. Except I'm no longer so sure that Obama is merely a Dhimmi. Remember this little gem before Obama's first...
  • Obama admin: ‘We should expect’ Iran to use some of its nuke deal money to fund terrorism

    07/21/2015 10:58:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 32 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/21/15 | Robert Laurie
    Super. Thanks a bunch. Thanks to the President’s glorious, perfect, and absolutely imperative nuclear deal, Iran will suddenly have access to $150 Billion in previously frozen assets. This is great news for terrorists and despots the world over because we will have absolutely no say in how they choose to spend it. In fact, as Obama’s National Security Advisor Susan Rice points out, the Obama administration assumes that at least some of that money will go to fund terror operations. During an appearance with Wolf Blitzer, Rice said that “We should expect that some portion of that money would go...
  • MILITARY LIVES MATTER !!

    07/21/2015 9:42:58 AM PDT · by GOJPN · 8 replies
    MILITARY LIVES MATTER !! It is time to start this moving. I am so sick of hearing about thugs being revered with "Black Lives Matter". Please pass this on. MILITARY LIVES MATTER !!
  • Trump Is Still Right (McCain)

    07/21/2015 6:56:12 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 29 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | July 21, 2015 | Karl Denninger
    The latest media-generated "blowup" is from The Donald saying that McCain isn't a real war hero. Well, he's not folks. You don't become a war hero by being captured by the enemy. You might become one through what you did before or after that, but the act of being captured itself doesn't qualify because you don't choose that. McCain is not a war hero because there was nothing particularly valorous about his service. Moreover, and at least as important, what he did to his first wife was viperous, not valorous. Carol McCain is a war hero. She stuck with her...
  • While Obama Looks the Other Way..Citizens and Governors Defend Military

    07/21/2015 5:57:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Slow Facts ^ | 19 July, 2015 | Rob Morse
    Fast opinions come and go. Here are the slow facts. HomeAbout CommentsAbout SlowFactsContact MeFair UsePicture archive While Obama Looks the Other Way..Citizens and Governors Defend Military July 19, 2015 tags: liberty, politics, self defense Another of our military members has died.  That makes five people who were murdered by Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  By orders of their superiors, these sailors and marines were disarmed when they were attacked.Americans acted.  I wrote about citizens defending military offices in Georgia.  Today there are more citizens doing the same thing.  Some are in Virginia.  (a second report on the same person)...
  • The Day John McCain Got Shot Down

    07/21/2015 5:33:49 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 67 replies
    Pythia Press ^ | 2010 | Zalin Grant
    The Day John McCain Got Shot Down Did He Show the Right Stuff? By Zalin Grant John McCain received mixed reviews from fellow pilots when he arrived on the USS Oriskany in 1967, a month before he was shot down and captured. Cal Swanson, commander of fighter squadron VF-162, was enthusiastic. Swanson thought McCain proved he had the right stuff by getting himself assigned to the Oriskany, an aircraft carrier sailing off the coast of North Vietnam in the South China Sea. The Oriskany had seen more combat and suffered heavier casualties than any ship in the Vietnam War. McCain’s...
  • TN: Mass Shooting at 2 more Administration Enforced Gun Free Zones in Chattanooga

    07/21/2015 5:12:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
     A single gunman appears to have carried out mass shootings at two gun free zones in Chattanooga Tennessee.  The first zone, shown above, has the gun free logo prominently displayed.   The second zone, where four Marines were killed was at the Naval Operations Support Center, several miles away.  From cnn.com: (CNN)Four Marines were killed when a gunman attacked two military sites in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Thursday, the U.S. Navy said. The suspected shooter, 24-year-old Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, is also dead, the FBI said. An eyewitness, who works at a hair salon next door to the recruitment center, said that...
  • The Hard Truth about the Donald Trump and John McCain dust up

    07/20/2015 1:48:52 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 19 replies
    July 19, 2015 The Hard Truth about the Donald Trump and John McCain dust up by Ken Crow Whether you have noticed or not; “THIS IS A POLITICAL CAMPAIGN” for the Presidency of the United States! As such as is “always the case” we have some truth in news stories, some fabrications and a few political leanings. Rarely do we get a completely accurate ‘anything‘ coming from the media. Donald Trump Full Appearance at 2015 Family Leadership Summit (July 18, 2015)The one “truth” we can count on in any election cycle is that “politicians will make statements“, “politicians will screw...
  • Mr. Trump’s curious remark about John McCain’s time as a POW: Misstep or trap?

    07/20/2015 8:38:57 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 32 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/20/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    What could Donald Trump have been thinking when he said John McCain was not a war hero? Certainly he must have known it would lead to the end of a political career – but the question now is: Whose political career? The media – even the putatively conservative New York Post – is gleefully saying, “Trump is toast after insult: ‘McCain not a war hero’ Don Voyage!” Is this true; or is this media wishful thinking so they can go back to telling us how wonderful Jeb Bush is? Wishful thinking is a dangerous thing in all walks of life...
  • Fed-Up PA Mayor Lowers Flag in Honor of Slain Marines

    07/20/2015 5:20:28 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 32 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | 7-19-2015 | Debra Heine
    Although he admits he lacked the authority to do it, the mayor of a small Pennsylvania town lowered the American flag to half-staff in honor of the victims of the Chattanooga shooting. In the wake of the deadly attack, many Americans have been wondering why the president has not ordered U.S. flags be lowered to half-staff at the White House and other public buildings in memory of the slain U.S. servicemen. On Fox News’ Justice with Judge Jeanine Saturday night, Marine Corps veteran Nick Powers called Obama’s lack of a presidential proclamation “ridiculous” and blasted him for having flags flown...
  • Donald Trump returns disrespect to McCain, but goes a bit too far for some...

    07/19/2015 2:08:01 PM PDT · by brianhumeck · 21 replies
    Zacchaeus Zombro Speaks... ^ | July 18, 2015 | Zacchaeus Zombro
    Before I get to the surprising statement on religion made by Donald Trump today, allow me to discuss what everyone is talking about, and that's Donald Trump's thoughts on John McCain's war record. Male pride and bravado can be a terrible thing. I think an example of that was seen in the recent Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa. Donald Trump was being interviewed on stage by pollster Frank Luntz who spoke about John McCain and mentioned that Senator McCain was a war hero. That is when Donald Trump figuratively stepped into it, the pit that is sometimes his open...
  • Chattanooga Shooter’s Sister: My Brother Is ‘Amazing (Annoying at Times)’ [and Islam’s peaceful]

    07/17/2015 7:48:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    MRC TV ^ | 07/17/2015 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    The sister of Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez, the suspected Chattanooga, Tenn. shooter, allegedly once told a reporter, “There’s this misconception that Islam is a violent religion. Muslims are actually peaceful.” In 2010, Yasmeen Abdulazeez was interviewed for a Chattanooga Times Free Press article about how “Muslim teens seek acceptance, understanding.” Yameen Abdulazeez reflected on the anti-Islamic harassment she claims to have experienced. …