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  • A Giant Awakened

    12/04/2016 5:42:31 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/04/16 | Jimmy Reed
    America would prove to be: a giant awakened. Born December 7, 1923, my father was eighteen years old on that day which will live in infamy: December 7, 1941. When Dad learned that several thousand fellow Americans had been killed in Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, he knew what he had to do. Leaving behind a wife and baby son (me), he joined the Navy. Two men would play key roles in those years during which my father served. One was Isoroku Yamamoto, Admiral of the Japanese fleet that pounced on the unaware and unprepared Americans at Pearl Harbor.
  • U.S. Navy, shipbuilders ready for Trump's expansion plan

    12/04/2016 1:26:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 4, 2016 | Andrea Shalal and Mike Stone
    The U.S. arms industry is ready and capable of boosting production of new ships if President-elect Donald Trump makes good his vow to expand the U.S. Navy to 350 ships, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson told Reuters. Shifting the current target of 308 ships upwards would be "remarkably easy" as long as there is funding to pay the bill, the top uniformed Navy official said in an interview at the annual Reagan National Defense Forum in southern California. "If it's resourced, it's a matter of working closely with the industrial base, and they definitely are ready to do...
  • MO: Will Governor Greitens sign Campus Carry in 2017?

    12/04/2016 3:54:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Elections have consequences. The presidential election of Donald Trump has been occupying most of the news space. The gun culture did very well in state and local elections.  In Missouri, a Republican, Eric Greitens, replaces former Governor Nixon.  Governor Nixon was decidedly anti-Second Amendment.  An omnibus gun law reform bill was passed over his veto in Missouri last year. That bill included permitless or "Consititutional" carry. Originally the bill contained a watered down provision for the exercise of Second Amendment rights at public institutions of higher learning. Current Missouri law allows campus administrations to ban weapons on campus.  All...
  • Video: STAR WARS Stormtrooper VS. Fort Worth Police Officer !

    12/03/2016 7:30:54 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 12 replies
    U-Tube ^ | Dec 2, 2016
    STAR WARS Stormtrooper VS. Fort Worth Police Officer !
  • Marines Considering Silencing All Small Arms

    12/03/2016 5:05:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 58 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Marine Corps is considering suppressing all small arms. Military organizations have historically been slow to adopt new technologies. They have been slow to adopt optical sights, which were overwhelmingly adopted by sportsmen long before they become common for ordinary soldiers. In the U.S. that was during the first Gulf War. Suppressors have been commonly used by sportsmen around the world for decades long before widespread adoption by any military. The United States is the exception, due to irrational regulation. The Marine Corp is in the process of equipping an entire battalion with suppressed small arms. From ameriforce.net: In...
  • Trump Chooses “Mad Dog” Mattis for Pentagon Chief

    12/02/2016 11:23:52 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/02/16 | Matthew Vadum
    Leftists foam at the mouth and gnash their teeth Obama foe and retired Marine Corps Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis will be the nation’s new Secretary of Defense if President-elect Donald Trump gets his way. “I will not tell you that one of our great, great generals—don’t let it outside of this room,” an impish Trump told a Cincinnati audience last night. “We are going to appoint ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis as our secretary of defense ... but we are not announcing it until Monday, so don’t tell anyone. He’s great.”
  • Trump Pentagon choice James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis

    12/02/2016 11:21:24 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/02/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Current law says no one can serve as Secretary of Defense if he has served in the military at any time in the past seven years When even Trump-hater David French loves the choice, there must be something awfully special about Defense Secretary designee James Mattis: He is clear about the Iranian threat, has worked closely with Israel, and has served as the supreme allied commander of transformation for NATO and the chief of Central Command. In other words, few men have been as closely involved in American military planning and war fighting as Mattis. His speeches and statements are...
  • Homebrewed .50 Cal from ISIS in Iraq

    12/02/2016 4:07:48 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Jake Hamby has posted these photographs of a small shop manufactured .50 caliber single shot, scoped rifle.  It was captured from ISIS forces in Iraq. Many on the Internets are disparaging the rifle, characterizing it as a "face bomb" waiting to go off.  Several good views of the rifle are shown in the short Youtube montage below. Link to Youtube It is a mistake to judge a weapon by the exterior finish. Sure, the superb craftsmen at pre-1940 commercial Mauser, or Colt before 1970, are known for their excellent polish and bluing.  If you look at war production, you...
  • White House Announces Support for Requiring Women to Register for Draft

    12/02/2016 2:12:53 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 1, 2016 | Courtney Kube and Daniella Silva
    The Obama administration announced its support Thursday for requiring women to register for a military draft — a symbolic move in step with the administration's push to fully open the military to women. "While Secretary [Ash] Carter strongly supports our all-volunteer approach and does not advocate returning to a draft, as he has said in the past, he thinks it makes sense for women to register for selective service just as men must," Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said in a statement to NBC News....
  • The Moon is a Harsh Mistress SYNOPSIS

    12/01/2016 7:38:11 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 30 replies
    Schmoop ^ | 1966 | Robert Heinlein
    The Moon is a Harsh Mistress Summary How It All Goes Down Book 1: That Dinkum Thinkum Manuel Garcia O'Kelly-Davis, or Mannie for short, goes on a routine computer repair job… only to learn that the super computer has gained self-awareness. It's just another day in a science fiction world, really. Mannie befriends the personality—naming it Mike—and helps it gain an understanding of human behavior. To this end, Mike requests Mannie bring a recorder to a "Sons of Revolution" rally.When the Warden's bodyguard busts in to arrest everybody, Mannie helps revolutionary Wyoming Knott escape, and like all classic heroes, he gets dragged...
  • What Will Happen to Chelsea Manning Under President Trump?

    11/30/2016 6:44:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The New Republic ^ | November 30, 2016 | Megan Carpentier
    Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst who is serving a 35-year sentence for leaking diplomatic and military documents to WikiLeaks, has had a tough run: She’s already served more time behind bars than any other whistleblower in history; she was held in solitary confinement for 11 months before her trial, which she likened to torture; and it took Army officials nearly 18 months after she sought treatment for gender dysphoria to approve her for hormone treatments, but she is still required to conform to male military dress standards. The military’s decision in September 2016 to allow her to receive...
  • How President Trump can Defang Federal Gun Free Zones

    11/30/2016 3:50:29 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    President elect Trump has promised to do away with Gun Free Zones. Because of multitudinous, overlapping, Federal, state, and local statutes, ordinances and regulations, President Trump will not be able to eliminate all Gun Free Zones immediately. He can, unilaterally, do away with enormous swaths of them from the oval office, with a pen and a phone. The key is to understand how these zones have been constructed.  The Federal zones consist of three large pieces and a multitude of smaller chunks. The three large pieces can be eliminated by executive order and findings from the executive branch. The...
  • South Korea and Japan sign military intelligence-sharing deal

    11/28/2016 10:28:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | November 23, 2016 | Paula Hancocks and Yoonjung Seo
    Japan and South Korea, once bitter enemies, have agreed to their closest military cooperation since the end of World War II. The deal, which has been in the pipeline for five years, will allow both countries to share military intelligence directly without using the US military as an intermediary. Washington, a close ally of both countries, has long encouraged better relations between the two, even though many in South Korea are critical of the pact. A spokesman for China's foreign ministry was critical of the deal, predicting it would increase "insecurity and instability in Northeast Asia."(continued)
  • DoD Contingency for a President Trump: Directive 5210.56

    11/26/2016 10:57:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The U.S. military makes contingency plans for a great many possibilities.  It appears that the DoD has a contingency plan in place for a Trump presidency.  Donald Trump has said he will eliminate gun free zones in the military and at recruitment centers on day one of his presidency. On November 18th, the Department of Defense released DoD Directive 5201.56.  Deputy Secretary of Defense, Robert O. Work, issued the directive on Arming and the Use of Force, that superficially does away with "Gun Free Zones". It allows commanders at the O-5 level and above to grant people the authority...
  • The Goodness Of Goggles Gordon

    11/25/2016 11:16:15 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/25/16 | Jimmy Reed
    Awarded several medals for bravery, along with a Purple Heart, for a severe leg wound he’d received as he and fellow marines fought in the jungles of Iwo Jima, When our new geometry teacher entered the classroom, we high school seniors almost laughed out loud. Well over six feet tall, Mr. Gordon was skeleton skinny, his clothes hung on him like a suit on a scarecrow, he walked with a wobbly limp, and the meek expression on his thin, bony face, along with his subdued, kindly tone of voice, convinced us he was a wimp. How wrong we were. To...
  • Naval Commanding Officer Abruptly Resigns, Walks Off Ship

    11/25/2016 3:09:36 AM PST · by Fhios · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/23/2016 | JONAH BENNETT
    Navy Cmdr. Sarah DeGroot, commanding officer of the 420-person dock landing ship USS Rushmore, abruptly resigned Monday and walked off the job. ....
  • We The People: American gun owners celebrated in new book

    11/24/2016 2:14:23 PM PST · by PROCON · 15 replies
    guns.com ^ | Nov. 23, 2016 | Ben Philippi
    Over the course of five years and covering thousands of miles, I toured America to meet some of the millions of legal gun owners who, every day, proudly exercise their constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Excited by how limitless freedom can be when every man and woman is afforded their right to arm and protect themselves, I sought to produce a collection of photographs and words as unbiased and true to the diverse social fabric of American gun owners today. I strove to create a book that mirrors the exceptional beauty, pride and singularity of the greatest...
  • Towards a More Constructive Engagement with China under a Trump Administration

    11/24/2016 7:45:12 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/24/16 | Joseph Klein
    Engaging with China need not be a zero sum game: Obama Administration’s Pointless Confrontation with China over the South China Sea Amidst concerns over how a Trump administration will interact with China, especially with respect to trade, China’s President Xi Jinping told President-elect Trump during their recent telephone conversation that “The facts prove that cooperation is the only correct choice for China and the United States.” According to a statement from President-elect Trump’s presidential transition office, “the leaders established a clear sense of mutual respect for one another, and President-elect Trump stated that he believes the two leaders will have...
  • Palestinian cleric ‘Abu Al-‘Izz at Al-Aqsa Mosque: Use Pakistani nukes to eliminate Israel

    11/23/2016 11:38:41 AM PST · by zlando · 11 replies
    Europe-Israel News ^ | November 23, 2016 | Europe Israel News
    [The issue here is not if this is a credible threat or not. As an Israel, I will not lose any sleep over this. But it IS revealing. The connection between “Palestine” and “Pakistan” is a very interesting one. Just as there are many similarities between the Indian and Israeli people, their history, both far and near, their cultures – so with Pakistan and Palestine. – ed] In a video posted online last week, a Palestinian Muslim cleric urges the overthrow of Muslim states and the use of Pakistani nuclear weapons to “eliminate the state of the Jews in...
  • President Trump Can Eliminate Gun Free Zones in the Army Corps of Engineers

    11/21/2016 4:13:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    President Donald Trump has committed to eliminating Gun Free Zones.  He cannot eliminate the Gun Free School Zones Act by himself.  It will take Congressional or Court action.  He can eliminate Gun Free Zones on military bases and in recruitment offices. He can eliminate Gun Free Zones on lands managed by the Army Corps of Engineers.  Donald Trump will be the Commander in Chief.  The Army Corps of Engineers is a federal agency in the Department of Defense.  It is commanded by a Lieutenant General (three star), Todd T. Semonite.   General Semonite is under the command of Donald Trump....
  • Senator Vows to Blockade Trump Agenda [semi-satire]

    11/20/2016 10:03:18 AM PST · by John Semmens · 14 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 Nov 2016 | John Semmens
    Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) vowed he would block Trump's efforts to clamp down on illegal immigration and make peace with Russia. "He may think that because there is a GOP majority that he can get his way over here," Graham warned. "But it will only take a few of us to join with the Democrats to thwart his plans." Graham found Trump's idea that the United States and Russia could make common cause to fight ISIS "frightening. Russia has been this country's adversary for longer than I've been alive. They have nuclear weapons. They're dangerous. ISIS is a 'johnny-come-lately' phenomenon....
  • Seven score and thirteen years ago: The Gettysburg Address was delivered on November 19, 1863

    11/19/2016 4:47:19 AM PST · by harpygoddess · 14 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 11/19/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    Today is the anniversary of President Lincoln's delivery of his "brief remarks" at the dedication of the new national cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any other nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a...
  • The Last Salute – Surrender With Dignity – On Battles, Elections, & Life

    11/17/2016 9:56:17 AM PST · by grayhog · 6 replies
    The Treehouse Letter ^ | 11/17/116 | MyLinh Shattan
    ...The image of confederate surrender surprised me; it was not something I expected to see at a boating club though it did seem to fit the occasion. The letter explained the artist’s rendering of the little known events of the day which ended four years of America’s bloodiest conflict, the casualties amounting to 2% of the population at the time or 620,000 men. (Civil War Casualties, Civil War Trust). The equivalent percentage of today’s population would be 6 million.... ...What’s particularly relevant is the manner in which Chamberlain received General Gordon and his troops during their march. Best in his...
  • CAIR Leader Calls for Overthrow of U.S. Government

    11/16/2016 7:22:55 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    MRC TV ^ | November 16, 2016 | Nick Kangadis
    You know people can translate what you write no matter the language you write it in, right? The head of the Los Angeles office for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Hussam Ayloush, tweeted out a phrase in Arabic for all of his followers on Twitter to replicate.
  • Vandalism of Bernini's Elephant - Portent of ISIS Destroying All Vatican Art Treasures

    11/15/2016 12:11:30 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 14 replies
    Freep | 11/15/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    Tusk vandalized on the Roman statue Bernini's Elephant and Obelisk. Probably not ISIS, this time. A son of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Catholic convert Msgr. Robert Hugh Benson, wrote in 1907 a seminal science fiction, the Lord of the World ($1 on Kindle), in which the anti-christ's forces bomb Rome into oblivion. ISIS has other plans. The Caliphate plans to make the Vatican into a Mosque. They are well on schedule to make good on this claim. There is still time to distribute 2,000 years of history to some location safe from ISIS, probably Moscow.
  • President Trump’s Pentagon To Do List

    11/14/2016 7:33:56 PM PST · by pboyington · 15 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 14, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Upon taking the oath of office, President Trump must act immediately to save the military. The US military is on death’s door. For eight years the Obama administration and its willing leftist executioners have used the military as a giant social experiment to implement the most lunatic and destructive policies that have left the armed forces on life support. Trump’s Pentagon to do list can be summarized into three specific areas: Purge the duds, feather merchants and perfumed princes from the ranks of the military and the DoD. Stop the politically correct insanity largely responsible for wrecking the military. Rebuild...
  • Jeff Sessions leading choice for defense secretary

    11/14/2016 7:17:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/14/2016 | By Jeremy Herb and Connor O’Brien
    Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama is the leading contender for Donald Trump's secretary of defense, sources close to the transition say — a choice that would reward the president-elect’s most outspoken congressional loyalist but offer few olive branches to a Trump-wary Republican national security establishment. The two men haven’t seen eye to eye on everything: Session is a budget hawk who favors caps on defense spending, while Trump has called for an arms and troops buildup that could cost $55 billion or more per year. But sources say the three-term Alabama Republican senator has still emerged as the top candidate...
  • History of Veterans Day

    11/12/2016 9:48:56 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 2 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | November 12, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    The Great War--World War I--officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. November 11, 1918 is generally regarded as the end of “The Great War.” One year later, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day. He declared, "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism...
  • An open letter to America’s college cupcakes on Veterans Day

    11/11/2016 10:52:06 AM PST · by pboyington · 16 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 11, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Dear College Cupcakes: America has watched for the last year or so, as our nation’s universities have been consumed by a new strain of left wing totalitarianism that has all the traits of the haunting Marxist dictatorships of the past. Free thought and expression and discussion are disappearing from college campuses and being replaced by behavior and lexicons out of 1984. In the greatest arenas of free speech across this land, you shriek and howl and cry and stamp your feet like two year olds when someone disagrees with you. You have mental meltdowns when reading passages from the world’s...
  • Something in the air

    11/11/2016 10:17:00 AM PST · by pfflier · 12 replies
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    There is something in the air. Yuma, Arizona is the butt of many jokes but it is a military town with two bases, The USMC Air Station and the US Army's Yuma Proving Ground just to the north.Today they had their annual Veteran's Day parade. It was way different than the past several years and you could feel the difference. There always have been flags but this year, there were many more and not just in the parade but in the spectator areas too. People and groups were not afraid to show their love and support of our flag. Many...
  • Before it was Veterans Day it was Armistice Day, for the fallen of the First World War

    11/11/2016 3:32:31 AM PST · by harpygoddess · 14 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 11/11/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. Today is the anniversary of Armistice Day, 11 November 1918, when at the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, the First World War came to an end after more than four years of carnage. (Armistice Day became Veterans' Day in 1954.) Described by British historian Corelli Barnett as a war that had "causes but no objectives, "the "Great War" left...
  • (Vanity) A Simple But Urgent Reminder -- and a suggestion

    11/10/2016 8:50:27 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 16 replies
    grey_whiskers | Nov 10 2016 | grey_whiskers
    I wish to remind everyone, that before his election, Barack Obama said: "We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded [as the military]." And five days before his election, he added, "We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America." Recall, too, that under Obama, the Federal government weaponized many federal agencies, including the IRS, VA, and yes, the EPA. Not to mention the infamous rumors of the purchase of 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition by the Department of Homeland Security. We need to make...
  • Huma Abedin's Father Wrote that the U.S. was wrong to Defend its People from Barbary Pirates

    11/10/2016 4:18:36 AM PST · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Muslims enslaved Europeans for over a Millenia.  It was stopped in the 1800's by military force Protection against enslavement is a good reason to be armed. The United States first foreign war was against the Barbary Coast Pirates from 1801-1805.  Just as they had done for a thousand years, the Islamic states on the coast of North Africa knew that Allah gave them the right to attack any non-Muslim shipping and enslave any non-Muslims that they could reach. The Muslims especially prized European women as sex slaves.  They were organized and sanctioned by Muslim governments. If a non-Muslim government...
  • You know who seems really happy right about now? Benjamin Netanyahu

    11/09/2016 5:02:49 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/09/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Alliance restored Wouldn’t you be? For eight years you’ve had to deal with a guy who clearly sees you as more of an annoyance than as a valuable ally - and who goes and makes insane deals with the country that poses the greatest threat to you, all while ignoring your plaintive objections.
  • Thank YOU Jim Robinson!

    11/09/2016 2:59:36 PM PST · by RevelationDavid · 59 replies
    Dear Jim, I wanted to take a moment and thank you for this forum. As a military veteran, who's wife is a V.A. nurse and who's children are US Marines, this blog is truly an "oasis" to me...in the middle of what to often is a culture gone insane. Jim, to be able to share this wonderful, miraculous election, on your site....with so many other patriots, believers and veterans is one of the very best moments of my life. (and I have had many amazing moments) I look forward to helping fund this "oasis" in the many years, moments and...
  • DOD to Reform Army Recruitment [semi-satire]

    11/08/2016 7:29:56 AM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 6 Nov 2016 | John Semmens
    This week Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced his "vision" for the Army of the future. As Carter sees it "the armed forces need to represent a better cross section of the population. Right now too many of our recruits are rednecks and gun nuts. As President Obama is fond of saying, 'this is not who we are as a country.'" In order to move toward a more representative mix in the US military Carter vows "to enlist more people with different lifestyles." The different lifestyles under consideration include the obese, drug addicts, transgenders, and single moms. "Excluding these different...
  • Retired Air Force Officer Blasts Clinton While in Uniform

    11/07/2016 1:50:29 PM PST · by tekrat · 42 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | 11/7/2016 | Brian Sikma
    In an egregious violation of Department of Defense policy, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel has recorded an ad critical of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton while appearing to wear a flight suit complete with unit patches and rank insignia. Wendy Rogers is a three-time Republican Congressional candidate in Arizona, and she most recently lost the GOP primary in the state’s 1st Congressional District in August. Rogers is also a retired Air Force pilot who was one of the first female pilots in the service. “As a pilot in the United States Air Force, I was entrusted with classified information. We were always taught that you...
  • Revelation: Dawn of Global Government (movie trailer)

    11/07/2016 8:47:52 AM PST · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    Revelation the movie ^ | November 7, 2016 | undisclosed
    Looks like a great inspirational, patriotic movie calling America to wake up and get ready. Appears to be narrated by Charlie Daniels. Also includes Jerry Boykin & Alex Jones. (Yeah, I know Alex Jones.) Revelation, the movie It's a 1 minute 49 second clip. What do you think?
  • Harvard Prof: “Riot in the Streets” to Block “Sociopath” Trump (Video)

    11/07/2016 6:40:29 AM PST · by kevcol · 50 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 6, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Liberal constitutional law prof Sanford Levinson (currently teaching at Harvard), in a recent Wall Street Journal interview, stated that “some” describe Trump as a “sociopath,” and he opined that if Trump’s elected, it might be necessary to stage a military coup to take him out.
  • Lowering Standards in the United States Military

    11/05/2016 8:26:51 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 48 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | November 5, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Defense Secretary Ash Carter launched a sweeping review of the military's recruiting standards that may involve relaxed rules on everything from single-parent enlistees to drug use and obesity. He believes the current standards for screening new recruits are “overly restrictive” and preventing America's most talented young people from joining the ranks Carter’s proposal is the latest of his “Force of the Future” personnel reforms. Secretary Carter is concerned that Obama’s military is ill-equipped to recruit and retain the top talent needed for future missions. Of course, Carter ignores the elephant in the room; that being Obama’s social programs are not...
  • LPG Supertanker attacked with RPG and Small Arms off of Yemen

    11/04/2016 4:30:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from splash247 The Galicia Spirit is a fairly new Liquefied Natural Gas carrier that was built in 2004.  It is 280 meters long by 43 meters wide. It was attacked yesterday by armed men on a fast small craft.  The attack occurred in the choke point of the Bab el Mandeb between Yemen and Djibouti and Eritrea. Super LPG tankers like this are big, fat, slow and unmaneuverable targets.  It was fired on with small arms and a Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG).  RPGs are designed to pierce tank armor, so one should be able to pierce the hull...
  • Ash Carter’s Force of the Future: Fatsoes, Druggies, Trannies and Trendies

    11/03/2016 5:10:54 PM PDT · by pboyington · 30 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 3, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    The US military is looking for a few fat pot heads… According to the Washington Times, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter spoke on “Force of the Future” military reforms this week that may involve relaxed recruiting rules on everything from single-parent enlistees to drug use and obesity. “We’re going to review and update these standards as appropriate,” Mr Carter said, “Now, some of these things we’ll never be able to compromise on. And we will always have to maintain high standards. But at the same time, these benchmarks must be kept relevant for both today’s force and tomorrow’s, meaning we have...
  • General Flynn LIVE from Trump tower right now

    Link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrqGr1Jqef8
  • A Reflection on Remembrance Day

    11/01/2016 3:29:26 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/01/16 | John Thompson
    Two bugle calls, framing a symbolic night watch at a cenotaph… it’s not a bad way to spend a couple of minutes every year Ritual is an old human activity and some of the best ones operate at a more or less unconscious level combining symbolism with myth and belief. Our basic Remembrance Day rituals on November 11th seem right and fitting, and they evolved that way in the immediate aftermath of the First World War. Our Remembrance Day observation combines elements of classical Greece and Rome, a Christian hope of resurrection, and practices that probably go back to pre-historic...
  • Obama’s Islamic State Policy Uncorks Shiite Genie In Iraq

    10/31/2016 6:38:12 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/31/16 | David Singer
    Obama's decision to commence the attack on Mosul appears to have been made without any real thought to the possible involvement of the PMU and Turkey President Obama’s decision 14 days ago to approve Iraqi and Peshmerga forces undertaking the liberation of Mosul has well and truly blown up in his face with the news that the Iran funded Shiite Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) have now joined in the attack.
  • Air Marshals of Afghganistan

    10/30/2016 9:05:20 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 5 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/30/2016 | J Hines
    The military branch USAF is unique when it comes to job specialty (MOS), force protection back in the old days of guarding an aircraft was different. The Air Police would just issue a rifle to an airman to guard the aircraft or resources. Fast forward to modern day, the ‘Air Police’ name progressed to Security Police and finally ‘Security Forces’. With recent conflicts USAF Security Forces have had to adjust and expand its role in the terrorist war. One of them is the Fly-Away Security Team, also known as ‘FAST’. These hand picked elite USAF Security Forces members are also...
  • Al: Armed Employee's Father with .45 Shoots Robbery Suspect Armed with .22 Pistol

    10/30/2016 5:07:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The exact circumstances of this shooting in Anniston, Alabama, are a little uncertain. It happened on 22 October, 2016, just before 8:59 p.m. One source says that Malachi Hicks, the robbery suspect, was running away when he was shot by the employee's parent, who was armed with a model 1911 in .45 ACP. The Anniston Police Chief, Shane Denham had this to say. From annistonstar.com: Denham said Hicks was apparently lying in wait as employees were closing the restaurant for the evening. Hicks was armed with a .22 caliber pistol, Denham said. “He forced his way into the back...
  • Army Rolls Out Upgunned Stryker: 30m Autocannon Vs. Russians

    10/30/2016 1:24:59 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies
    breakingdefense.com ^ | October 27, 2016 | Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.
    Today, after 18 months of urgent work, the Army rolled out its first upgunned Stryker vehicle, nicknamed Dragoon. The armored eight-wheel-drive troop transport, built by General Dynamics and normally armed with no more than a 0.50 calibre (12.7 millimeter) machinegun in an unprotected mount, has been rebuilt with an armored turret containing a 30 mm quickfiring cannon. That’s enough firepower, the Army computes, to dispose of other lightly armored vehicles like the Russian BMP troop carrier. If the Russians invade the Baltics, the Stryker Dragoon can’t stop their heavy tanks, but it can thin out their scout vehicles and transports,...
  • California National Guard bonuses

    10/29/2016 8:03:12 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 3 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | October 29, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Approximately ten years after the Department of Defense offered hefty bonuses to provide an incentive for soldiers to re-enlist, the Pentagon is now demanding the recipients pay it back. The Los Angeles Times reported that only soldiers in certain jobs--intelligence, civil affairs and some noncommissioned officer posts--were entitled to receive bonuses. Investigators discovered rampart fraud and mismanagement by California National Guard officials who were gaming the system to meet enlistment targets. California Nation Guard’s incentive manager, retired Master Sgt. Toni Jaffe, plead guilty to filing false claims of 15.2 million on behalf of her fellow California National Guard members. From...
  • Obama threatens to veto defense bill because it protects religious groups

    10/27/2016 3:56:55 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/27/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Know him by his fruit. For as long as Barack Obama has been on the scene, he has claimed to be a Christian, and the media have consistently defended him against any claim to the contrary - whether that he is a Muslim (which he is not) or simply a closet atheist (much more likely if you ask me). The claim that Obama is a Christian is based on a) self-identification; and b) his years listening to Jeremiah Wright rant about America’s chickens coming home to roost. In Matthew 7:23, Jesus says that many will cry out to him, “Lord,...