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  • Governor Palin: Merry Christmas To Our Brave Men And Women In Uniform

    12/25/2014 5:58:42 AM PST · by KC_Lion · 4 replies
    Conservatives 4 Palin ^ | December 24th, 2014 | iizthatiiz
    Governor Palin posted to her Facebook:A special Merry Christmas to our brave men and women in uniform – especially those serving us far from home.
  • ‘I shall never forget it’: 100 years since WWI Christmas truce

    12/24/2014 4:34:35 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec 24, 2014 | Unknown
    With British and German forces separated only by a no-man's land littered with fallen comrades, sounds of a German Christmas carol suddenly drifted across the frigid air. "It was a beautiful moonlit night, frost on the ground, white almost everywhere: and at about 7 or 8 in the evening there was a lot of commotion in the German trenches and there were these lights -- I don't know what they were. And then they sang, "Silent Night" – "Stille Nacht." I shall never forget it, it was one of the highlights of my life. I thought, what a beautiful tune,"...
  • Merry Christmas from Old Virginia

    12/24/2014 9:02:08 AM PST · by Davy Buck · 3 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 12/24/2014 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    In the truest spirit of Christmas, I wish you peace and the gift of the Saviour. "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." ~ Luke 2:14. May God have mercy on fallen man.
  • Army Chaplain Punished for Mentioning Faith

    12/24/2014 8:36:01 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/24/14 | Arnold Ahlert
    Spreading holiday fear. Apparently, the Obama administration’s ostensible determination to foster “diversity” in the military is a one-way street. Army Chaplain Joseph Lawhorn was disciplined for mentioning his faith and the Bible as part of a November suicide prevention training seminar with the 5th Ranger Training Battalion. “You provided a two-sided handout that listed Army resources on one side and a biblical approach to handling depression on the other side,” wrote Col. David Fivecoat, commander of the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade at Ft. Benning, Georgia, in an official Letter of Concern. “This made it impossible for those in attendance...
  • The History of Russia Can Be Summed Up in Five Words: "And Then it Got Worse"

    As Russia’s ruble falters and its economy groans, many Westerners speculate that the discomfort the Russian people feel will become too much for them to withstand. Many believe the sliding standard of living will become unbearable—that it could cause the Russians to turn against President Vladimir Putin. You can read such speculations here, here and here. Is it true that Russia’s current economic discomfort is more than its people can bear? Will this lead to the end for Mr. Putin? To get a feel for the answer to those questions, let’s take a look back through the annals of Russian...
  • TX: Open Carry Advocate Finalist for Texan of the Year

    12/24/2014 7:58:23 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The open carry movement existed in Texas before C.J. Grisham was set upon by a Temple police officer in rural Bell County.  Grisham was eventually convicted of "interfering with police duties" after a second jury trial.  He paid a $2,000 fine.  Many who have watched the video of the event think the police officer is the one who should have been reprimanded.  The video went viral, and Grisham's zeal for open carry has blossomed into thousands of armed Texans marching to demand their second amendment rights. Texas is one of only six states that mostly ban the open carry...
  • The Troops on Christmas Past

    12/23/2014 12:00:10 PM PST · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    wsj ^ | 12/23/2014 | R Alexander
    While most of us celebrate Christmas each year in the warmth of our homes with family and friends, our military is not always so fortunate. During wartime and in peace, they may spend months or years overseas, with zero to little recognition of the holiday, and subject to dangerous conditions. This pictorial takes a look back at what some of our brave servicemen and women have been doing while serving overseas on Christmas.Here's the rest of the story.
  • U.S. Military support for the President sinks to all-time low.

    12/23/2014 11:02:24 AM PST · by kingattax · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | December 23, 2014 | By Robert Laurie
    While there are a couple of polls floating around that suggest Barack Obama has - at least with members of his own party - enjoyed a slight popularity resurgence since the midterms, the overall trend remains the same. His policies and approval ratings remain underwater. They’ve been that way for a long time, and the election results bear out the numbers. However, even in the worst polls of the general populace, Obama lands at around 39%-41%. Unfortunately, there’s one place where he falls far, far short of even that low bar. According to a new service published by the Military...
  • The Cold War Cuban Detritus

    12/21/2014 1:21:44 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/21/14 | Alan Caruba
    Ten percent of the population, have fled Cuba, many of whom found a new home in America. When that many people wanted to leave, it tells you something is terribly wrong with life in Cuba When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991 the Cold War that had existed between it and the U.S. since the end of World War Two came to an end, but there was ditritus, loose ends like Cuba and it has taken until now for an end to the diplomatic obstacles whose roots reach back to the Eisenhower administration. In 1960 it had approved a CIA...
  • US Nuclear Disarmament 85% Accomplished [satire]

    12/21/2014 8:13:29 AM PST · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Dec 2014 | John Semmens
    The State Department’s Under-Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, Rose Gottemoeller, proudly bragged to a Brookings Institution gathering that “our progress toward total nuclear disarmament is now 85% of the way there. If we can maintain the pace, our last nuclear device will be moth-balled before President Obama completes his term.” Gottemoeller asserted that “it is our fervent hope that our example will inspire others to follow suit” and maintained that “a nuclear-free world will be a safer world.” Whether either of these aspirations would bear out is unknown. Prior to the dawn of the nuclear age less potent...
  • We Could Not Have a General Patton Today

    12/20/2014 8:30:06 AM PST · by Davy Buck · 34 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 12/20/2014 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    "Patton's familial ties to Confederate veterans is quite fascinating (Chapter One is titled, "Ghosts of the Confederacy") and had a significant impact on his view of history, as well as his role it it. (An extremely important and influential factor, despite what some think.) Patton's great-grandmother once wrote, "I am crying because I have only seven sons left to fight the Yankees."
  • Thanks to PC western leaders, it’s Happy Hunting for the Terrorists

    12/19/2014 9:04:03 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/19/14 | Judi McLeod
    As long as Western leaders take to mics warning the unwashed masses never to refer to terrorism as terrorism, it’s going to be happy hunting for worldwide terrorists When terrorists look in the rear view mirror after their latest slaughterhouse jihad in any land, they clearly see the cowardice of all western leaders and plenty of opportunities in what millennials would call ‘wiggle room’. Aware right down to their AK-47 tingling trigger fingers, the terrorists of today and tomorrow know that they will never be I’D’d as ‘terrorists’ because the leaders of the countries they strike will never allow the...
  • “I Will Not Comply” May Bring Changes to I-594

    12/18/2014 7:28:19 AM PST · by HammerT · 7 replies
    Pictures and vid from last weekend’s resistance event:
  • Obama's Bumbling, Stumbling America Loses its First Cyber War to a Hotel Room Full of Nork Kids

    12/18/2014 3:33:23 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 20 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 18 December 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    As Newt Gingrich noted yesterday, the surrender by Sony Pictures to a shadowy group of North Korean hackers has set a chilling precedent... just wait 'til they grab hold of one of our nuclear plants(like the Israelis already did  to Iran)... BIG defeat for the US and Japan here, and a terrifying incident, to be sure (that's why they call it 'terrorism')- so now this little tinpot-nothing-of-a-country has substantial unchecked power/influence right inside the United States of America? Can you imagine Ronald Reagan/Cap Weinberger letting this go down without KJU being made to seriously regret it? Of course, Obama...
  • A French Soldier's View of US Soldiers in Afghanistan

    12/17/2014 6:41:39 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 66 replies
    Warrior Lodge ^ | December 15, 2014 | Edited by Wes O'Donnell
    What follows is an account from a French ISAF soldier that was stationed with American Warfighters in Afghanistan sometime in the past 4 years. This was copied and translated from an editorial French newspaper. A NOS FRERES D’ARMES AMERICAINS "We have shared our daily life with two US units for quite a while - they are the first and fourth companies of a prestigious infantry battalion whose name I will withhold for the sake of military secrecy. To the common man it is a unit just like any other. But we live with them and got to know them, and...
  • Support Restore Nineveh Now - Nineveh Plains Militia

    12/17/2014 3:17:26 PM PST · by Shery
    restoreninevehnow.org ^ | 17 December, 2014 | Jannah Hancock
    Anyone interested in either going as a voluntary soldier, or who is interested in garnering support for the ASsyrian and Iraqi Christian men who have volunteered for the new militia/military group forming to defend the Christians and other persecuted minority groups such as Yezidis) in Iraq against ISIS. This can mean financial support by individuals, church or social organisations who want to raise financial support on a one-time basis or on-going, or for people who want and/or can help gain support with through government in the U.S. or other countries. If anyone is interested in this issue and helping in...
  • The Stupid Continues to Burn

    12/17/2014 10:33:29 AM PST · by Starman417 · 2 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-17-14 | Wordsmith
    Un frickin’ believable! Copies of ‘torture’ report hand delivered to terror suspects, blocked from CIA officials: Full disclosure took a back seat to the CIA’s green movement last week when agency big shots blocked officials from printing out hard copies of the Senate Democratic report on terrorist interrogations, fearing it was “killing too many trees.” Meanwhile, paper copies of the report from Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein were hand-delivered to terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay — though not the rebuttals from the CIA or Republicans on her committee. Oh, the Hillarity: NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday she’s...
  • Collapse Survivor: “Try To Imagine Yourself In The Worst Moments of Your Life”

    12/16/2014 5:36:18 PM PST · by Kartographer · 25 replies
    Shtf Plan ^ | 12/15/14 | Selco
    There were mant accidents and stupid events, like a guy who had adrenaline rush and forgot that he needed to switch safety so he tried and tried to shoot, but nothing. At the end he beat the other man with rifle like he was holding a baseball bat and not a rifle, luckily the other guy was confused more than him so this worked. People made lots of mistakes in that time. Knowledge about weapons and knowledge about fighting was very low, so that was another reason why folks loved that rifle. Easy to handle and easy to kill. Real...
  • “Torture” Architect Breaks His Silence

    12/16/2014 5:08:56 PM PST · by Starman417 · 5 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-16-14 | Wordsmith
    One of the torture boogeymen- one of the architects of the CIA program- did an interview with Megyn Kelly. His perspective and that of "Beale", really should be listened to. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTzwa9S444cFor 9 years, it's been the critics who have been at liberty to shape the battle-space narrative on "torture" as it pertains to the CIA detention and interrogation program that began and ended on Bush's watch (not Obama's), exposed in 2005 by WaPo. And the critics continue to distort the narrative and feed into the worst imaginings and distorted perceptions of our enemies abroad as well as that of fellow...
  • Liberals Will Get Us All Killed

    12/16/2014 9:49:05 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/16/14 | Alan Caruba
    If not resisted, liberals would cause us all to be killed by our nation’s very real foreign enemies and the domestic perpetrators and criminals who prey on our society The news from Sydney, Australia was of another incident in which a lone Islamic fascist took civilians hostage to fulfill a demented notion of a “holy war” on non-believers. After a siege by police two of the hostages he had taken were dead along with the gunman. These attacks are becoming more frequent, referred to as “lone wolf” events, but in a larger context, they represent an effort by al Qaeda...
  • Lindt Cafe Terrorist called Obama out as an Apostate back in 2008

    12/16/2014 9:45:54 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/16/14 | Judi McLeod
    Islam is getting richer dollar wise and in social media support, but you can’t count on Obama, most western leaders or the mainstream media to warn you against the next terrorist strike Among those who saw Barack Hussein Obama as an “apostate” for denying his religion as an Islamist, when he first ran as president in 2008, was the man who was to become the terrorist who killed two innocent hostages, injuring four others at the Sydney Lindt Cafe on Sunday. Signing his name as “Sheik Haron” and writing “Dear Brother Barack Obama” in the salutation of his letter, Man...
  • Torturous, Off-Color Holiday Humor

    12/16/2014 6:38:12 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 16 December 2014 | Reaganite Republican
  • A United Nations Timetable for Israel’s Surrender

    12/15/2014 5:00:48 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/15/14 | Joseph Klein
    Netanyahu: Islamic extremists to the suburbs of Tel Aviv and to the heart of Jerusalem. We will not allow this. We will rebuff this forcefully and responsibly. Let there be no doubt, this will be rejected The Obama administration is shamelessly outsourcing the United States’ historic leadership in facilitating negotiations between the Palestinians and Israel of a workable, secure two-state solution to the United Nations and European governments. In putting its trust in these two centers of anti-Israel sentiment, the Obama administration refuses to say categorically that it would veto a UN Security Council resolution setting some sort of deadline...
  • Urgent prayer request needed for my father in ICU

    12/15/2014 3:42:41 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 92 replies
    15 DEC 14 | Dcbryan1
    My father, James W. Bryan III 74, was in the hospital for dehydration. This morning at 10 AM he had a pulmonary embolus. Luckily he was very well oxygenated and was sent to ICU immediately. TPA anticoagulant was introduced and he is responding well to blood pressure medicine. Precedex given. working good. May have to increase. He is responding well to all medications. Thank you for your prayers and concerns. If you guys don't have an Trust or family plans in these types of events consider this a warning. Luckily we have everything set up should things go south.
  • [DOD] is contacting service members and [vets] who may have been exposed to chemicals...[editd]

    12/15/2014 12:56:29 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 5 replies
    VetsHQ ^ | Not Available | N/A
    This effort is in response to the recent reports in The New York Times, most notably an Oct. 14 article, “The Secret Casualties of Iraq’s Abandoned Chemical Weapons,” which detailed its investigation and the Pentagon’s acknowledgement that as many as 600 U.S. troops had reported chemical exposure, but it failed to realize the scope of the exposure or offer adequate treatment. In the video above posted on YouTube from Taji, Iraq, in 2008, this is the description of the video (a similar video was used by the Times): “A cache of mustard rounds found buried in a peninsula near Taji,...
  • The ACLU vs. America

    12/15/2014 12:20:44 PM PST · by Starman417 · 5 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-15-14 | Wordsmith
    Nope. Not their war against Christmas; but their war against our military: The Obama administration is withholding hundreds, perhaps even thousands of photographs showing the U.S. government’s brutal treatment of detainees, meaning that revelations about detainee abuse could well continue, possibly compounding the outrage generated by the Senate “torture report” now in the public eye. Some photos show American troops posing with corpses; others depict U.S. forces holding guns to people’s heads or simulating forced sodomization. All of them could be released to the public, depending on how a federal judge in New York rules—and how hard the government fights...
  • AZ: Open Carry in Tacna

    12/15/2014 2:00:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In Tacna, Arizona, I saw this fellow openly carrying what appears to be a stainless Colt Mustang in .380.  I asked, and he said that he had served in the Marine Corps, as indicated by the tattoo.  He was driving the four-wheeler, which can be licensed for dual use, on and off road, in Arizona, a capability not available in many Eastern states.  Notice the folding, lockback pocket knife clipped in his front right pocket for ease of access, one handed opening, and safe use while the blade is locked. It is a snapshot of freedom that has been...
  • Scalia: Constitution silent on torture

    12/13/2014 12:26:39 PM PST · by shove_it · 60 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | 13 Nov 2014 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is joining the debate over the Senate's torture report by saying it's hard to rule out the use of extreme measures to extract information if millions of lives were threatened. Scalia told a Swiss broadcast network that American and European liberals who say such tactics may never be used are being self-righteous. The 78-year-old justice said he doesn't "think it's so clear at all," especially if interrogators were trying to find a ticking nuclear bomb. Scalia has made similar comments in the past, but he renewed his remarks on Wednesday in an...
  • Rosie gets schooled by Bush staffer over ‘torture’: You weren’t told to take off your shoes and run!

    12/13/2014 9:05:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | December 12, 2014 | Joe Saunders
    The reprehensible Rosie O’Donnell continued her rantings about the interrogation of terrorist suspects by the CIA on Thursday’s “The View,” but in-house conservative Nicole Wallace was on hand to put O’Donnell in her place. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Wallace, who was director of media affairs in the Bush White House, was at work on 9/11 and vividly recalled fleeing the office after the attacks and calling her parents. She said the intelligence officers who did the interrogations necessary to prevent another attack had her gratitude. “I don’t think anyone is defending brutal tactics. That’s why they don’t happen anymore. But I have never been...
  • Here’s the Disgusting Reason a Liberal “Soldier” Said She WON’T Salute the Flag

    12/12/2014 7:17:14 PM PST · by Kartographer · 25 replies
    Pfc. Tariqka Sheffey posted a picture of herself on her Instagram account hiding in her car to avoid standing at attention during the sounding of “Retreat” at the end of the post duty day.
  • Tombstone JROTC to present colors at Cardinals game. Cadets prepare for Dec. 21 national broadcast

    12/12/2014 10:56:57 AM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies
    TOMBSTONE – The Tombstone High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Color Guard will be making a national television debut Sunday, Dec. 21, when they present the colors during the Arizona Cardinals football game against the Seattle Seahawks. Retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Tom Gross, the school’s JROTC senior army instructor learned Monday the color guard had been asked to present the colors. “This is by far the biggest event we have done, as it will be on the national broadcast,” said Gross. The five cadets Gross plans to send are Cadet Sgt. 1st Class Sam Powers, Cadet Sgt. 1st...
  • Speaking rudely to terrorists is against American ideals but blowing up children is not?

    12/12/2014 7:53:53 AM PST · by Starman417 · 13 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-12-14 | DrJohn
    Killing children is part of the American ideal. It's who we are, says Obama. On behalf of the democrats on the SSIC Sen. Dianne Feinstein released a report describing what she called "torture." There has been much harrumphing about what is and what is not consistent with American values and what we stand for as Americans. Torture is "contrary to our values" says Barack Obama: President Obama said Tuesday he hopes a Senate report detailing “troubling” CIA interrogation practices will help the U.S. prevent actions “contrary to our values” in the future. “One of the strengths that makes America exceptional...
  • 9/11: Does The End Justify The Means?

    12/11/2014 9:57:30 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/11/14 | Leigh Bravo
    We have now had 13 years without another terrorist attack on United States soil. Do you think the end justified the means? Can anyone NOT remember where they were or what they were doing on September 11, 2001, the day the two planes hit the twin towers in New York? Will we ever be able to forget the images of innocent civilians jumping hundreds of floors to their death to avoid being consumed by flames? Who could imagine that when 125 people left their homes for work at the Pentagon that they would never return home to their families? What...
  • Secretary of the Air Force Supports Lifting the Military Transgender Ban

    12/10/2014 9:33:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Human Rights Campaign Blog ^ | December 10, 2014 | Stephen Peters
    Today, the Secretary of the Air Force, Deborah Lee James, came out in support of lifting the military’s ban on transgender service. In an interview with USA Today, when asked about the current ban, she said, “From my point of view, anyone who is capable of accomplishing the job should be able to serve.” She also said the current ban “is likely to come under review in the next year or so.” The repeal of the discriminatory “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy allowed lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals to serve in the military openly and honestly. However, while the...
  • First the Verdict, Then the Investigation

    12/10/2014 4:47:41 PM PST · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-10-14 | Wordsmith
    "I don't know that the report that was released yesterday is that historically accurate. It reads like a prosecutorial screed rather than a historical document."- Michael Hayden, Former CIA Director from May 30, 2006- Feb 12, 2009 For the most part, the narrative that the CIA tortured, that methods were "brutal", that the program wasn't effective in obtaining intelligence, that it played no role in the finding and killing of OBL, that those involved are war criminals- all of that is pretty much cemented in the minds of a number of Americans who are only reading the headlines and buying...
  • John McCain: Great American. Lousy senator. Terrible Republican.

    12/10/2014 11:41:35 AM PST · by Starman417 · 27 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-10-14 | DrJohn
    That's how radio talk show host and law professor Hugh Hewitt has been describing Senator McCain for years. Tuesday, Senator Feinstein finally saw the release of her Majority Views "Torture" Report. Absent from the 5 year investigation is any participation from Republicans who sit on the Senate Intelligence Committee. They perceived the Feinstein investigation as a partisan exercise. So what we're left with, absent the Minority Views Report, is a non-bipartisan (re: partisan), $40 million investigation tinted and tainted by a Democrat's worldview lens in interpreting the information they used to draw up the Report. Senator Feinstein spoke yesterday on...
  • Why is Saddam’s nuclear materials (WMD) Heating America Homes this Winter?

    12/10/2014 10:36:02 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/10/14 | Andrew G. Benjamin
    Story that the Left, progressive media are covering up even today for political reasons. Covering it up for themselves, covering up their incompetence, their partisanship, and their total corruption At his 2003 State of the Union message George W. Bush spoke these 16 words: “The British Government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa .” After a majority House and an unanimous Senate vote passed Bill Clinton’s IRAQI LIBERATION ACT of October 1998, followed by Bill Clinton signing off on the Act that was ratified after Clinton arm-twisted congress, the liberal world remained silent....
  • Will anyone actually care when it comes out? And how accurate?

    12/08/2014 12:37:44 PM PST · by Starman417 · 24 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-08-14 | Wordsmith
    The deeply partisan Feinstein Report is slated to be released anytime now. Possibly tomorrow: CBS News has confirmed that the Obama administration is bracing itself for a Tuesday release of the long-awaited CIA torture report, though the timing ultimately remains at the discretion of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Sources familiar with the matter confirm to CBS News State Department Correspondent Margaret Brennan that Secretary of State John Kerry called and requested, but did not pressure, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, the chairwoman of the Intelligence Committee, to hold off on releasing the report. The administration has some concerns about the safety...
  • The greatest threat to America’s survival is domestic — and it has nothing to do with terrorism

    12/08/2014 8:19:12 AM PST · by fredericbastiat1 · 3 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2014-12-08 | Benjamin Weingarten
    From a wide-ranging interview with Blackwater founder and ex-CEO Erik Prince: "ISIS poses a near-term threat, but certainly the greatest threat long-term are crazies with a nuclear weapon in Iran…that is by far the most destabilizing possibility in the Middle East. …I think it’s highly concerning that the Obama administration is talking about making an Iranian nuclear deal that wouldn’t be subject to Senate approval — like any other treaty would be. We have a Constitution, we have a division of powers of the U.S. government — that is, beyond ISIS or beyond Iran — if we start destroying the...
  • On Pearl Harbor Day, Boston Globe Says US Should ‘Hero-Worship’ Community Organizers, Not GIs

    12/07/2014 9:34:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 7, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    December 7th is a day that most Americans take a moment to reflect on the sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform as they look back on the Japanese surprise attack on the naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on that date in 1941. Not the Boston Globe which published an anti-military screed by columnist Stephen Kinzer on the 73rd anniversary of the attack entitled, Joining the Military Doesn’t Make You a Hero Kinzer decries American society in 2014 treating troopers and veterans as heroes. While Kinzer gives a perfunctory nod to soldiers who perform above and beyond...
  • Pearl Harbor Reunion, 2014

    12/07/2014 2:33:08 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/07/14 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    The Greatest Generation With each passing year, the reunion number is dwindling. The Pearl Harbor survivors are over 90 years old, and the members of that group that got together today in Hawaii numbered a little more than a dozen. Today marks the 73rd Anniversary of the attack against Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, during which 2,400 sailors, Marines, and soldiers were killed. Some have called the reunion of the USS Arizona Reunion Association the last gathering of USS Arizona survivors, but the gathering doesn’t see this meeting as the last one, just yet. The USS Arizona was a battleship that was...
  • Fort Hood Shooting Victims Will AT LAST Receive Purple Hearts

    12/06/2014 7:38:51 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 30 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | December 6, 2014 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Five years after the Fort Hood shootings, Congress is set to make the victims of the shooting eligible to receive Purple Hearts. This benefit and honor had previously been denied them by an Obama administration which insisted that the Islamic, terrorist act was actually workplace violence. The provision states that “Purple Heart medals will be awarded to ‘members of the armed forces killed or wounded in domestic attacks inspired by foreign terrorist organizations.’ The provision is included in the 2015 defense bill which is likely to pass the House this week prior to being considered by the Senate next week....
  • Jennifer Rubin: Ted Cruz erratic on national security

    12/05/2014 8:54:15 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn Blog ^ | December 5, 2014 | Jennifer Rubin, Queen of the NeoCons
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) has been a mixed bag on foreign policy, generally solid in opposing Russian aggression and on Iran’s nuclear program, but inconsistent — if not illogical — on Syria and fighting the Islamic State and terribly misguided in attempting to hamstring the National Security Agency. One issue on which Cruz has been coy is defense spending. At the Foreign Policy Initiative forum this week, he told the audience that “in all likelihood” we need to spend more on defense. He then dwelt on a puny $120 million unnecessary item for algae fuel studies and insisted that we...
  • Eisenhower, Zhukov: unconditional surrender off the table

    12/04/2014 10:43:49 PM PST · by wetphoenix · 7 replies
    What if the Allied war effort of World War II was directed by the current Republican leadership? Listen to the strumming harp music as we take an imaginary journey into the past... 24 November 1944 -- Emerging from a joint strategy meeting, Generals Eisenhower and Zhukov addressed a press meeting and outlined their plans for bringing about a peaceful resolution to what had snowballed into a massive world war. “My Russian counterpart and I realize the meaning of our spectacular victories at Stalingrad and Normandy," said Eisenhower. "It is that the message of the Allies must be one of willingness...
  • Paralyzed Marine wit Robotic Exoskeleton Receives Bronze Star with V

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

    12/03/2014 1:33:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Sign during the chaos of Katrina. One of the primary purposes of the second amendment is the ability to form militias in to enforce public order.   The formation of informal militias during times of disorder, such as during natural disasters and riots is a completely natural and expected act.   Productive people have invested their lives in their property; when that property and their lives are threatened, neighbors band together to protect themselves and each other. You do not see riots and looting in the suburbs and small towns, because there is no incentive to destroy what has been painstakingly...
  • We're Running Out of the Nuclear Fuel That Powers Space Travel

    12/02/2014 7:57:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | December 2, 2014 | Sarah Zhang
    Rosetta's lander lasted just 60 hours on a comet after it bounced into the dark shadows of a cliff, where its solar panels couldn't power the vehicle. Why didn't it carry a more reliable power source, say a nuclear battery like one that's unfailingly fueled Voyager for decades? It's a simple question with a fascinating answer, one that begins with the Cold War and ends with the future space exploration. When it comes to space travel, plutonium-238 is the perfect fuel: long-lasting and, as I'll explain later, relatively safe. Without it, we have no hope of going much further than...
  • Benghazi Report….Complete Whitewash

    12/02/2014 12:34:13 PM PST · by Starman417 · 17 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-02-14 | Curt
    The media and Democrats have been crowing that the House Intelligence Committee report on Benghazi cleared the Obama administration of any wrong doing. But when you actually read the report you find the exact opposite. So they found that the administration and State department failed to adequately secure the site...this does NOT clear them of wrongdoing. The report also denies that any transfers of weapons from Libya to Syria were being conducted by the CIA Benjamin Weingarten: 4) The report attempts to deny U.S. facilitation of weapons transfers from Libya to Syria via Benghazi, but leaves a significant amount of yet...
  • Holiday Greeting Videos still online after scrub social media warning

    12/02/2014 9:01:48 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/02/14 | Judi McLeod
    Are the DHS and FBI trying to protect troops or only to depress and demoralize them? Is this how the DHS can keep active duty soldiers from sending messages of Christmas hope to their families? A Marine Mom asks Canada Free Press (CFP) this vital question: “Does it make any sense that the DHS and FBI are telling veterans, their families and active duty troops to scrub their social media sites, while Holiday Greeting YouTubes posted by the military itself are still online online after Sunday night’s warning was issued?” “The FBI on Sunday issued the strongest warning to date...
  • ESS Crossbow Suppressor 2X Review (Ballistic Sunglasses), Shooting and Motorcycles

    12/01/2014 1:33:33 PM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    I do not write reviews, generally.  It has to be a product that I am going to use.  I needed a good set of sunglasses for shooting and motorcycle riding. I came across the ESS display at the 2014 Shot Show.  They had several of their products that had withstood being hit with number 6 shot at 10 yards.  This is a standard test required for them to be issued as military gear.   These dimples on the glasses are from number six shot.  It did not penetrate.  ESS calls their products eyeshields, and that is a better description...