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  • The Pig Trap (Some Observations on the Death of the American Republic)

    04/19/2014 10:52:51 AM PDT · by mojito · 8 replies
    Taxicab Depressions ^ | 4/14/2014 | Taxi Hack
    ....I see only two paths for America today. First, some miracle will happen in which a couple hundred constitutionalists like Ted Cruz and Mike Lee and Trey Gowdy will be elected to the House and Senate over the next few election cycles, and something resembling the Founder’s republic will be restored, but given the current climate of relentless progressivism, massive bureaucracy, government dependence, and voter ignorance, that seems like a very remote possibility. The second path is that complacency, ignorance, and indifference will allow more progressives and communists to be elected, the federal government will continue to grow and amass...
  • Obama Executive Order Makes Foreign Armies Eligible for DoD Medal

    04/19/2014 12:46:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | April 18, 2014 - 4:24 pm | Bridget Johnson
    President Obama signed an executive order today extending eligibility for the third-highest Defense Department recognition to foreign armies. “Executive Order 12019 of November 3, 1977 (Establishing the Defense Meritorious Service Medal), is amended by inserting, ‘or to any member of the armed forces of a friendly foreign nation,’ after ‘any member of the Armed Forces of the United States,’” said the short order. …
  • Obama deliberately emboldening America’s enemies

    04/18/2014 9:07:35 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 10 replies
    Fox ^ | April 18, 2014 | Tammy Bruce
    All Americans should be aware of some very disturbing events that speak to the state of terrorism, the strength of al Qaeda and our nation’s security. In light of the danger unfolding around us, we also need to question whether or not President Obama’s administration is serious about confronting what is clearly a gathering storm, or whether, in fact, his policies are encouraging those who wish to harm us. ... snip ...
  • Liberals don’t allow private guns on military bases because they don’t trust our soldiers

    04/17/2014 10:37:41 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 24 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/17/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The murders at Fort Hood have resulted in renewed calls to lift Bill Clinton’s ban on personally owned firearms on military bases. This latest attack was the third on a military installation in the past five years, so common sense, no, common DECENCY dictates that a change in policy is necessary. Those who essentially hate the military and think the worst of its members have had their way long enough. Their “because we say so” policy has never made sense. It has to end because it’s killing people and destroying lives. The arguments against allowing our military personnel the means...
  • WORLD AT WAR?-Watch LIVE STREAM of Russian Anti-American Rally

    04/17/2014 10:24:07 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 5 replies
    DIgnitas News Service ^ | April 17, 2014 | Paul Winters
    WATCH LIVE RUSSIAN ANTI-USA RALLY AT DIGNITAS NEWS!
  • Obama CONFISCATES ALL APACHE ATTACK HELICOPTERS From The Governors of ALL 50 STATES

    04/17/2014 9:59:31 AM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 95 replies
    Secrets of the Fed ^ | April 17, 2014 | secretsofthefed.com
    As if the Obama administration’s purchase of more than 2 billion rounds of ammunition, and nearly 3,000 urban tanks, along with their unprecedented (and highly illegal) domestic spying program was not enough to convince you that the federal government is about to suspend the Constitution once and for all, the man who once vowed to run “the most transparent administration in history” has just rather inexplicably, ordered the U.S. Army to seize every Apache attack helicopter currently in use by the National Guard. In all, the Defense Department will confiscate 192 Apaches from National Guard units around the country and...
  • Al Qaeda: Obama is on the path to defeat

    04/16/2014 11:20:58 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 35 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-16-14 | DrJohn
    Doesn't all this remind you of something? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39_MDzf7zPMAl Qaeda is on its way to defeat: “The core of al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan is on the way to defeat." As the 2012 election neared Obama told us no less than 32 times that Al Qaeda was toast: President Barack Obama has described al Qaeda as having been “decimated,” “on the path to defeat” or some other variation at least 32 times since the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, according to White House transcripts. Stick a fork in 'em: One day after the Benghazi attack that occurred...
  • WILD Private Drones!

    04/16/2014 8:58:45 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 24 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 14 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    DJI Phantom Vision Video drone presentation at Reaganite Republican...
  • George Soros about Europe, Russia and Ukraine (Euromaidan PR interview of Soros

    04/14/2014 12:55:16 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 65 replies
    EuroMaidan PR ^ | 4/12/2014 | Vitali Usenko
    In an interesting interview [link at URL] to the New York Review of Books, George Soros shared his ideas on many topics including Europe, Russia and the Ukranian crisis. He also presented his new book [link at URL] The tragedy of the European Union: Disintegration or Revival? Whether one agrees or disagrees with Soro's interpretations and arguments, it is hard to deny that the interview is extremely insightful and gives a lot of food for thought. I offer a discussion of the part of the interview devoted to Ukraine. George Soros emphasized the necessity of a large-scale technical and financial...
  • Gun Gripes Episode 85: Final Farewell (Barry Elliot of Iraqveteran8888 has passed) (video only)

    04/15/2014 6:08:40 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | 4-14-2014 | Iraqveteran8888
    Earnest 'Barry' Elliot 3/11/1955 - 4/12/2014
  • Bunkerville, NV: What Sort Of Tacticool Sunglasses Is The "Contractor" Wearing?

    04/15/2014 11:01:29 AM PDT · by kiryandil · 102 replies
    April 15, 2014 | The Fedcoats
    In the famous video Historic! Feds Forced to Surrender to American Citizens , I'm curious as to what sort of sunglasses that the "contractor" is wearing at the barricade (1:28 in the video). You can also see his gloves and his wristwatch. The gloves appear to be some sort of fancy fingerless Gear Queer stuff, also:
  • Betrayal by Leaders

    04/14/2014 4:27:35 PM PDT · by No One Special · 4 replies
    JRNyqist.com ^ | April 14, 2014 | JR Nyqist
    In his 2008 book, The Failure Factory, Bill Gertz detailed the nuclear apostasy of Air Force general George Lee Butler, former chief of the U.S. Strategic Command. Incredibly, Gen. Butler subverted U.S. deterrence policy vis-ŕ-vis Russia and bragged about it later. When Gen. Butler retired in 1994 he confessed to being a nuclear pacifist. Rather than seeking to uphold America’s nuclear deterrent, Gen. Butler hated the “self-serving profit interests of the military-industrial complex.” As he put it, the United States had been “in a messianic pursuit of a demonized enemy.” He was not alone in this opinion. Many politicians and...
  • As Ukraine tensions escalate, Obama to call Putin 'very soon'

    04/14/2014 12:14:08 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 14, 2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama plans to call Russian President Vladimir Putin about the escalating crisis in Ukraine "very soon," possibly in the coming hours, the White House said Monday. Press secretary Jay Carney slammed Russia for “clearly provocative actions” in Ukraine and said it is consulting with European allies about the “next steps” to take in response to the crisis. Obama has already spoken to French President François Hollande. "I can assure you that Russia's further provocations and transgressions will come with a cost," Carney said. The White House said it was "assessing" Russia’s actions and accused the Kremlin of unacceptable behavior...
  • Whatever Happened To Truth and Justice ? Judge Pirro’s indictment of Michael Morell [YouTube clip]

    04/13/2014 1:58:26 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 15 replies
    Sword and Shield of Hawaii ^ | Apr. 12 , 2014 | Judge Jennine Pirro
    former assistant CIA-DI , Michael Morell should be tried for treason …..
  • State Department Priorities Debated

    04/11/2014 3:06:50 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 April 2014 | John Semmens
    Prior to 2012's attack on Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens there were numerous rejected requests from the Ambassador for more security. Then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton blamed the repeated rejection of these requests on budget constraints. At the same time, the State Department was laying out funds for some dubious undertakings—including funding the sending of comedians to India. Senator Rand Paul (R-Ken) questioned whether funding comedians might have been a frivolous use of money that might have been better used to provide more security in Libya. In testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, current Secretary of State John Kerry...
  • Latest Navy SEAL K9's Equipped with Live Camera, Kevlar Vest, and Night-Vision Goggles

    04/10/2014 6:29:38 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 18 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 10 April 2014 | reaganite Republican
    Cairo -pictured above- is (like most canine members of the elite U.S. Navy SEALs) a Belgian Malinois...The breed is similar to a German Shepherd but a bit smaller/more compact -adult male cca 65 lbs- and is therefore considered better for various parachute jumping and rappelling operations with the USN's SEAL teams.  This particular dog was the one who first entered the Abbottabad compound the night night that SEAL Team Six got Bin Laden. He even got to meet President Obama afterward, although it's doubtful the dog was impressed... these things can smell weakness a mile away- Like their human counterparts, the K9 SEALs are highly...
  • ATF rules SB15 can legally be shouldered

    04/09/2014 6:48:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    thebangswitch.com ^ | 4-4-2014 | MAC
    Video- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNMLO18kl98 Recently a Colorado police officer contacted the BATF to inquire about the legality of firing a pistol from the shoulder when equipped with a Sig SB15 brace. It doesn’t come as a surprise to me that the ATF said it’s perfectly legal to shoulder the “not-a-stock” device when attached to a pistol. I knew it was legal to shoulder the SB15 when it first hit the market as I had researched it years ago when AR15 pistols became popular and people were shouldered the stumpy extension tubes and firing them as if they were really short stocked rifles....
  • The American Flag Daily: Appomattox

    04/09/2014 5:32:08 AM PDT · by Master Zinja · 6 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | April 9, 2014 | FlagBearer
    149 years ago today, the Civil War all but came to an end with the surrender of Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia to Union forces headed by Ulysses S. Grant. While a few battles were still to be fought and many other Confederate units or forces would surrender over the following weeks and months, Lee's surrender marked the end of the war in the Eastern Theater.
  • The Unites States Military Afraid To Discharge Deviants

    04/06/2014 2:31:38 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 8 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 04/06/2014 | JoeClarke.Net
    And, I do have a sensitivity toward people in the military as well as civilians who have developed some sort of "nervous condition." I was medevaced out of Vietnam after 16 months there while serving  in the Marine Corps. At that time, if an enlistee even looked cross-eyed at a superior officer, or showed any sort of deviance - they would be "quickly and efficiently" jailed, hospitalized, or just booted out of the military. IOW soldiers like the most recent Fort Hood killer Ivan Lopez would have stuck out like a sore thumb in yesterday's military, but not in...
  • 2017? US to Deploy Destroyers in Japan to check N Korean Aggression

    04/06/2014 9:08:20 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 6 replies
    Dignitas News ^ | April 6, 2014 | Paul Winters
    In swift reaction to North Korea's most recent flouting of international law, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced today from Japan that the U.S. will deploy two additional AEGIS ballistic missile defense ships to Japan by 2017 as part of an effort to bolster protection in the region. The response comes in wake of Pyongyang's repeated provocations, including recently test-firing two ballistic missiles, as US President Barack Obama hosted a landmark Japan-South Korea summit. The move is meant to send a strong signal, not only to Kim Jong-Un, but Russian leader Vladamir Putin as well. Hagel, in Japan to meet...
  • Force Mismanagement: AFPC Botches Retirements, Airmen Caught in Crossfire

    04/06/2014 7:00:08 AM PDT · by Geosmth · 5 replies
    jqpublic-blog.com ^ | 6 April 2014 | Tony Carr
    Late in the day on April 4th (just before AFPC closed its doors and unplugged its phones for the weekend), notices began going out to airmen retracting previously approved retirements, explaining that approval had been “erroneous.” They’d been given permission to retire, allowed to act on it for a few days, and then informed AFPC was “taking back” that approval. In some cases, this second notice came after the acceptance of a job offer or the hiring of a real estate agent. Spouses gave notice at work or accepted new jobs. In some cases, child care providers were given notice...
  • Air Force Decides Bible Too Controversial To Memorialize MIAs, POWs

    04/05/2014 7:41:29 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 20 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | April 5, 2014 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    No Honor Allowed for POW/MIA Display e Missing Man Table is a semi-official place of honor in some dining facilities of the U.S. armed forces in memory of fallen, missing, or imprisoned military service-members. The table serves as the focal point of ceremonial remembrance, originally growing out of US concern for the Vietnam War POW/MIA issue. The display consists of small table with a white table cloth, an inverted glass, a plate with a lemon and salt, a single rose and yellow ribbon. To a few the most offensive part of the display is the Bible. Patrick Air Force Base...
  • SSCI votes to declassify Report on CIA Detention and Interrogation Program

    04/04/2014 10:47:56 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-04-14 | Wordsmith
    Yesterday, the Senate Intelligence Committee voted overwhelmingly 11-3 in releasing to the public its 2012 report which concluded a 3-and-a-half year investigation into the CIA detention and interrogation program, implemented after 9/11. Senator Dianne Feinstein: “The Senate Intelligence Committee this afternoon voted to declassify the 480-page executive summary as well as 20 findings and conclusions of the majority’s five-year study of the CIA Detention and Interrogation Program, which involved more than 100 detainees. The purpose of this review was to uncover the facts behind this secret program, and the results were shocking. The report exposes brutality that stands in stark...
  • Fort Hood shooter was taking "prescription drugs for depression and anxiety". SSRIs?

    04/04/2014 9:29:47 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 48 replies
    Above Top Secret.com ^ | Apr 3, 2014 | gladtobehere
    Fort Hood shooter was taking "prescription drugs for depression and anxiety". SSRIs? "Lopez was undergoing a variety of treatments for conditions including depression, anxiety and sleep disturbances, McHugh said. He was prescribed drugs that included Ambien, a sleep aid. Lopez was fully examined last month by a psychiatrist. There was no record of any sign he was likely to commit violence against himself or others, according to McHugh. "So the plan (going) forward was just to continue to monitor and treat him as deemed appropriate," he said." They say that he was "prescribed drugs" but only named one, Ambien, which...
  • It's Time to Arm the Troops

    04/04/2014 7:02:08 AM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 16 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | April 4, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    In the wake of another shooting rampage in a gun-free zone, it is high time that actual measures be put into place to protect innocent lives. Ivan Lopez targeted those unable to defend themselves as Fort Hood suffered another horrendous attack four years after the terrorist Nidal Malik Hasan killed fourteen people. The death toll was less this time, three dead and sixteen injured, but the fact remains that our military personnel were unable to defend themselves from a rampaging gunman. The spree only ended, as it normally does, when confronted by someone else with a gun, whereupon the coward...
  • Ft. Hood Shooter Didn't See Combat, But that won't stop the Blame Bush/PTSD meme

    04/03/2014 6:19:32 PM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Jawa Report ^ | 4/3/2014 | Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D
    So, you have PTSD -- or you think you do -- and yet you didn't see any combat? The soldier who shot three people to death at Fort Hood apparently did not see combat during a tour in Iraq three years ago but was clearly troubled, under treatment for depression and anxiety and being evaluated for post-traumatic stress disorder... There is no record that Lopez saw combat or was injured during a four-month deployment in 2011 to Iraq, where he was a truck driver, military officials said. At that time, American forces were withdrawing from Iraq. Records show no combat...
  • Guam Introduces Shall Issue Concealed Carry

    04/03/2014 10:58:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 4/3/2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A public hearing in committee on the proposed shall issue concealed carry bill will be held in Guam on 3 April at 9 am, Senator Tony Ada said in a Radio Interview on 27 March. Information about the public hearing should be available on K57 radio with Ray Gibson. Bill 296 was introduced by Senator Ada to reform Guam's "may issue" concealed carry law into a "shall issue" law consistent with the law of 41 of the 50 States. From kuam.com: The bill's author Senator Tony Ada says the measure will ensure residents feel safe. "We wanted to put the...
  • Not terror? 4 dead, 16 hurt at Fort Hood

    04/03/2014 4:00:28 AM PDT · by iontheball · 29 replies
    WND ^ | 04/03/2014 | Chelsea Schilling
    The unthinkable has happened at Fort Hood, Texas, the site of a 2009 terror massacre that killed 14, with another mass shooting leaving four dead and 16 people injured Wednesday at 4:25 p.m. CDT at the U.S. Army’s largest military installation. The shooter, identified as 34-year-old Ivan Lopez, is among the dead. Lopez reportedly died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound and had been wearing an Army combat uniform at the time of the attack. Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, III Corps commander at Fort Hood, said the shooter was a soldier who was under evaluation for post-traumatic stress disorder. Six injured...
  • CIA Knew al-Qaeda Involved In Benghazi Attack From The ‘Get-Go’

    04/02/2014 4:53:49 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 18 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-02-14 | Curt
    "The analysts said from the get-go that al Qaeda was involved in this attack" -Mike Morell, Deputy CIA Director So today we find out from Mike Morell, the Deputy CIA Director at the time of the Benghazi attacks, that he crafted the talking points which were ultimately used by Susan Rice on talk shows based on what a few CIA analysts believed had happened instead of the on the ground accounts from the CIA Station Chief. The idiocy is mind-boggling. So mind-boggling you have to wonder if he isn't just covering his ass along with the ass of the...
  • Group Tied To Dem Sen. Attacks Triple Amputee Vet: “You Should Have Lost More Than Your Limbs”

    04/02/2014 4:27:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | April 1, 2014 | Jeff Rainforth
    Update: After I posted this story, one of the people harassing Airman Kolfage left a threat on his Facebook page. According to Airman Kolfage, the person is Darren Remington, an employee of FedEx. The ingredients in the comment are for making homemade C4.Last year I wrote an article about former union director Janet Vrostos who told Iraq War vet Brian Kolfage, “I hope you all lose your limbs and die.” Brian lost both legs and an arm in the war. Now it seems that Janet’s friend, Jackie Millinor, an important volunteer with Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren’s reelection campaign, started a...
  • Obama Runs Off to Chicago Fundraiser – While Fort Hood Comes Under Attack

    04/02/2014 4:23:39 PM PDT · by kristinn · 22 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Wednesday, April 2, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    President Barack Obama is in Chicago this evening for two fundraising events. The White House issued a statement saying Obama has been informed of the shootings at Fort Hood and will be kept apprised. There is no mention in the reports of Obama cancelling the fundraisers as soldiers under his command are under attack on American soil. From Politico at 6:55 p.m. EDT (which doesn’t mention Obama is fundraising in Chicago): “President Barack Obama has been informed of the shooting that occurred Wednesday at Fort Hood army base in Texas, according to the pool report. ““The President has been informed...
  • FL: Military Lawyer Misspoke on Concealed Carry Reform

    04/02/2014 10:46:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Photograph by Jocely Augustino taken 9-18-2004 One of the last times people would want to be disarmed is during a widespread emergency, where responders are spread thinly and people may be forced to move from the safety of their home and neighborhood. In order to protect second amendment rights during emergencies, a bill is in the Florida legislature to prevent firearms from being confiscated from people who are not committing any crimes.   Such legislation has been passed in numerous other states.   It became popular after police and other government forces illegally confiscated numerous firearms in the chaos after Hurricane...
  • Timely Film Rome, Open City is Re-released

    04/02/2014 6:13:52 AM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | April 2, 2014 | K. V. Turley
    London just witnessed the release of a newly restored version of Rome, Open City (Roma città aperta).Roberto Rossellini’s Italian Neo-Realist classic emerged from the smashed debris of what was left of the Eternal City as the German armies retreated and the Allies slowly crept towards it.Watching the movie today it lacks none of its emotional punch, not least because of the almost documentary feel of what is being viewed. The pacing and use of hand-held cameras, to say nothing of the city itself as character, all make for something that in many ways hardly seems dated. That said, filmed at...
  • The American Flag Daily: The Call For War

    04/02/2014 4:57:19 AM PDT · by Master Zinja · 1 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | April 2, 2014 | FlagBearer
    On this date in 1917, President Woodrow Wilson asked the United States Congress to declare war on Germany, following the publication of the Zimmerman Telegram (in which Germany offered to finance Mexico's entry into the war on their side and for Mexico to attempt to reconquer Texas, New Mexico and Arizona) and Germany's resumption of submarine attacks on American ships. Congress would declare war on April 6th.
  • Army looks to relocate Pentagon

    04/01/2014 8:48:01 PM PDT · by Marie · 20 replies
    Army.mil ^ | 1APR14 | Army News Release
    The proposed move will take the Pentagon from the banks of the Potomac River to northwest Kansas. WASHINGTON (April 1, 2010) -- Top Army officials unveiled plans early today to relocate the massive Pentagon building to the western part of Kansas sometime this summer. "This move will be a huge undertaking, but we determined it was a necessary step as we realign our force structure," said one of the Army's top generals. "Once we started investigating the possibility of the move, we determined that it was not only critical to our efforts, but that it would be good for our...
  • HK 121 - General Purpose Machine Gun

    04/01/2014 12:06:23 PM PDT · by Carry_Okie · 60 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | 2014 | NA
    HK121 Universal Machine Gun. Modular. Reliable. Superior.As the successor of the MG3, The HK121 opens a new era of universal belt fed 7.62 mm x 51 machine guns. Compared to others, the gas operated HK121 offers an intelligent and contemporary build standard, with numerous technical and ergonomic innovations. The mounting interface of the HK121 is compatible with MG3 mounts and tripods already in service. The universal HK121 can be used by dismounted infantry in the ground role, as well as for air defence or as a vehicle mounted/co axial machine gun. approx. 600/700/800 rounds/min Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=e29_1352371125#YrxJv3xJfutfzqvl.99
  • The American Flag Daily: Five Forks

    04/01/2014 5:50:07 AM PDT · by Master Zinja · 4 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | April 1, 2014 | FlagBearer
    Today in 1865 was the Battle Of Five Forks near Petersburg, Virginia. This Union victory caused Robert E. Lee to move his remaining men of the Army of Northern Virginia away from Petersburg and begin the final flight toward the Confederate surrender at Appomattox Court House nine days later.
  • John Boehner, other RINOs, Dems Take Hefty 2014 Donations from Shady Putin Ally

    04/01/2014 5:34:29 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 01 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    What a shock- a Russian-Ukrainian billionaire who made his initial fortune from dubious stock shares eminating from the breakup of the Soviet Union has been sending big, fat checks this year to establishment Republicans and Democrats who aren't too uppity re. foreign policy.Of course, most billionaire Russians who are part owners of huge Russian mining/energy companies over there are KGB/FSB and/or mafia-connected... just like Putin And London resident Leonard Blavatnik is a typical pro-Putin oligarch, getting rich off looting the Russian state then utilizing that ill-gotten fortune to spread Russian influence around the globe. In this case, Blavatnik made almost 20 BILLION from the Russian oil/mining industries...
  • An Analysis of President Lincoln's Legal Arguments Against Secession

    03/31/2014 10:24:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 172 replies
    Apollo3 ^ | April 9, 1994 | James Ostrowski
    INTRODUCTION On May 27, 1861, the army of the United States of America (the "Union")--a nation formed by consecutive secessions, first from Great Britain in 1776, and then from itself in 17881--invaded the State of Virginia,2 which had recently seceded from the Union, in an effort to negate that secession by violent force. The historical result of the effort begun that day is well known and indisputable: after four years of brutal warfare, which killed 620,000 Americans, the United States negated the secession of the Confederate States of America, and forcibly re-enrolled them into the Union. The Civil War ended...
  • Kaliko Estates, LLC and Douglas Pochini want to evict a military widow

    03/29/2014 6:57:39 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 5 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 29, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    The French preacher Lacordaire once said that the vocation of a soldier is next in dignity to the priesthood, not only because it commissioned him to defend justice on the field of battle and order on the field of peace, but also because it called him to the spirit and intention of sacrifice. It is the soldier's high calling to the defense of justice and freedom which makes him (or should) so loved. It was a soldier who first spoke the words recalled by the Church during every Mass at Holy Communion: "Lord, I am not worthy to have Thee...
  • When getting a math problem RIGHT means more than calculating the correct number...

    03/27/2014 1:25:52 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 33 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-27-14 | The Looking Spoon
    We don't need to know anything else about this kid to know they're a good one...
  • The American Flag Daily: Creation Of The US Navy

    03/27/2014 4:01:40 AM PDT · by Master Zinja · 5 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | March 27, 2014 | FlagBearer
    On this date in 1794, Congress authorized the creation of a permanent United States Navy and the construction of six frigates. The US Navy today is the most powerful on the planet, deploying almost 300 ships, including 10 aircraft carriers, around the world.
  • Poland Calls Home Expat Reserves, Seeks New Anti-Russian Military Block in Eastern Europe

    03/26/2014 2:40:00 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 26 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
     Forgive them for thinking they HAD ALREADY joined an anti-Russian alliance upon entering NATO...  While Poland may be a formal and full member of both NATO and the European Union, they have all but given up on any timely, effective support from these 'allies' in the wake of shocking weakness displayed by the West throughout the recent Crimean land-grab. With Obama a disinterested putz and the EU heavily dependent on Russian gas/oil, the Poles have clearly been shocked by events in Ukraine, and can see that they might be on their own should Putin decide to turn their way. With good reason: the Russians have taken their...
  • WAR DOGS: Got Yer Back!

    03/25/2014 8:59:37 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 25 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Demanding an Israeli-Style Barrier on the US/Mexican Border

    03/25/2014 3:33:42 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 25 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 24 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    The Democrats' best shot at destroying the GOP in the short/medium-term would clearly lay in mass amnesties of illegal immigrants... forget smokescreen BS about green cards and phony half-measures that pretend to do something short of what the Dems really want: once they're here legally, most 3rd-world immigrants will be made citizens and voting (Democrat) soon enough, and anyone who purports otherwise is being intellectually dishonest... Luckily for left, Republican 'leadership' in the House and Senate are more than willing to help them do that, as the US Chamber of Commerce just loves them a bottomless labor market-- and John Boehner's too stupid to see any farther...
  • Stuck in a hole with a leaky nuclear missile

    03/24/2014 6:17:05 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 26 replies
    National Post ^ | MARCH 24, 2014 | Eric Schlosser
    On Sept. 18, 1980, at about 6:30 in the evening, Senior Airman David F. Powell and Airman Jeffrey L. Plumb walked into the silo at Launch Complex 374-7, a few miles north of Damascus, Arkansas. They were planning to do a routine maintenance procedure on a Titan II missile. They’d spent countless hours underground at complexes like this one. But no matter how many times they entered the silo, the Titan II always looked impressive. It was the largest intercontinental ballistic missile ever built by the United States: Ten feet in diameter and 103 feet tall, roughly the height of...
  • Righteous and Unrighteous Power

    03/24/2014 3:50:20 PM PDT · by No One Special · 1 replies
    JR Nyquist.com ^ | March 24, 2014 | JR Nyquist
    India in 1962 offers a distant mirror of the present time. Think of Crimea today as if it were Tibet in 1959. A conflict arises after the invasion and annexation of territory. The aggressor’s position is subjected to active subversion, yet the aggressor’s ongoing military buildup is not taken seriously. His aggression is not matched with equal force. A military clash follows in which the aggressor defeats and punishes the interference of democracy.     The recently revealed “TOP SECRET” Indian Defense Review of the 1962 Chinese military attack on India begins, appropriately, with a quote from Sun Tzu about knowing yourself and...
  • Carter: Obama couldn't stop Russia

    03/24/2014 2:22:07 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 24,2014 | Rebecca Shabad
    Former President Jimmy Carter said President Obama couldn’t have done anything to prevent Russian President Vladimir Putin from annexing Crimea. “I think that was a foregone conclusion,” Carter said on MSNBC. “He was going to do it regardless of the consequences. I think now, that’s far enough.” In comments Monday on "Morning Joe," Carter compared Obama's response to his own decisions at the White House in 1979, when he decided to boycott Moscow's Summer Olympics after the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan.
  • Egypt court sentences 528 Morsi supporters to death

    03/24/2014 2:16:37 PM PDT · by iontheball · 19 replies
    BBC News - Middle East ^ | March 24, 2014 | Orla Guerin
    A court in Egypt has sentenced to death 528 supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. They were convicted of charges including murdering a policeman and attacks on people and property. The group is among some 1,200 Muslim Brotherhood supporters on trial, including senior members. Authorities have cracked down harshly on Islamists since Mr Morsi was removed by the military in July. Hundreds have been killed and thousands arrested.
  • A Perfect Day: My America @ The Gun Range

    03/24/2014 9:37:22 AM PDT · by backwoods-engineer · 19 replies
    The Backwoods Engineer Blog ^ | 21 Mar 2014 | The Backwoods Engineer
    We awaited zero  hour.  All was prepared; it was go time.  Furtively, we glanced at the clock. 5... 4... 3... 2... 1... GO! Two of my co-workers, T. and S., and I went to the outdoor shooting range today, taking off as close to the exact tick of the end of our shift as my WWV-synchronized watch could determine. Our three pickup trucks raced along the interstate, exited, then caravanned over a few miles of dirt roads to our local public outdoor range. The  spring weather in Alabama was shirtsleeve-warm with a stunningly beautiful sky as we pulled up to...