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Military/Veterans (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • Veteran’s Insights Healthcare and the Implications of Obamacare on Everyone Else

    05/12/2012 6:31:48 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 6 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | May 11, 2012 | Sgt. Joseph Wade Miller, USMC
    Comparing VA/Obamacare Veteran’s Insights into Government Run Healthcare and the Implications of Obamacare on Everyone Else You cannot line each system up and make perfect comparisons but you can delineate basic failures within the V.A. system, and many other government programs, and come to the clear conclusion that setting ourselves down this path of dependency on government will do nothing but increase deficits and debt, while making decent free market healthcare even more expensive to get access to.
  • Military Celebrities: Who do/did you know? (VANITY)

    05/11/2012 5:01:45 PM PDT · by Joe 6-pack · 133 replies
    Self ^ | 05/11/12 | Self
    In an off line conversation with my FReeper lady friend, floralamiss, she mentioned to me that Joe Dimaggio had been her father's PT instructor during WWII. I indicated that my dad had served with Lt. George Steinbrenner at Lockbourne AFB in the 50's. When I was an ROTC Cadet, I did my advanced camp at Ft. Bragg, and then went on CTLT in Germany with Shawn Mullins. Just curious how many other FReepers got to meet/know/serve with folks that later achieved some degree of fame (or notoriety) while in the military. Thought it might be a fun conversation topic for...
  • Indonesia Finds SuperJet 100 Crash Site

    05/10/2012 6:30:13 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 57 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | May 10, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Russian plane hit side of steep volcano- no survivors Rescuers found shattered wreckage earlier today of the Russian-made Sukhoi Superjet 100 that hit the side of an Indonesian volcano at full-speed during a sales demonstration flight- all 45 people on board were feared dead. "So far we haven't found any survivors, but we are still searching," he said as teams of soldiers, police and volunteers continued to troop up the slopes. The spot is basically unreachable on foot. so evidence and bodies are being placed in nets/hammocks and raised by helicopters from the Indonesian Air Force. The Sukhoi Superjet...
  • Military recruiter question.

    05/09/2012 2:38:30 PM PDT · by Yorlik803 · 47 replies
    Today | Me
    Ok,a co-worker is looking to join the USAF. He called the recruiter and after answering a few "get to know you questions" he then asked where he went to high school. My buddy replied he was home schooled and has a High School diploma thru PA homeschool. The recruiter told him that was a problem because the military doesnt take homeschooled grads. Now, this guy has a degree from a state college and is smart. I have never heard of such a thing. My question is has anyone heard of this and what recourse does he have. Thanks in advance
  • Crash of Sukhoi SuperJet 100 During Sales Presentation a Harsh Blow to Kremlin's Export Aspirations

    05/09/2012 9:20:43 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 38 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | May 9, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Just what they didn't need... Sukhoi SuperJet 100 After $1.4B in development, successful presentation/flights at the 2011 Farnborough Air show, and even Russian domestic commercial service, the Sukhoi SuperJet 100 seemed to be moving along towards attaining the respect and cash-generating exports Putin was looking for when the Kremlin orchestrated Sukhoi's collaboration with Italy's Finmeccanica and other foreign suppliers (including Boeing). The $32M plane features a number of firsts for a Russian commercial airliner, such as fly-by-wire technology and even a stunning Pininfarina-designed business-class. Putin, Medvedev, and Berlusconi tour the SuperJet's cabin Yet earlier today a new SuperJet 100 with 50 passengers aboard...
  • Austin Government Officials Seize Man’s Home because he had a Bunker

    05/09/2012 9:04:17 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 40 replies
    Early one Saturday morning, 70-year old retired Air Force reservist and former state employee Joe Del Rio was awoken by a knock on his front door. It was the city of Austin’s local code enforcement team. One of the agents told Mr. Del Rio that he needed to speak to him right away. After getting dressed Mr. Del Rio went and opened his front door. He was immediately bum rushed by the Austin Police Department’s SWAT Team and then detained and interrogated for over 10 hours. What was this 70-year old mans crime? It seems that the Mr. Del Rio...
  • Netanyahu Forms Grand Coalition 40 Yrs After His Heroic Participation in 'Operation Isotope'

    05/08/2012 10:17:18 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | May 8, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Bibi's surprise move today solidifies  political ground for pending attack on Iran... Benjamin Netanyahu is congratulated by former Israeli President Zalman Shazar during a ceremony honoring the elite commandos who rescued the hostages from the Sabena Flight 571. On May 8th 1972 -forty years ago today- the Israeli government faced a volatile hostage situation at Lod Airport (now Ben Gurion) outside Tel Aviv.  Belgian-flagged Sabena flight 571 had departed smoothly from Vienna, yet twenty minutes after takeoff two male and two female Black September terrorists (of '72 Munich Olympics massacre fame) had hijacked the plane. Fortunately their attempts to penetrate the pilot's...
  • First Veteran Exclusive Jail Dorm Opens

    05/07/2012 1:54:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 5, 2012 | Elizabeth Prann
    A Georgia sheriff says he is opening the first county jail in the U.S. exclusively for inmates who are military veterans. "The people in the veterans dorm get access to programs that will hopefully be addressing their concerns or needs," said Muscogee County Sheriff John Darr. "When they transition back into the community we don't have the problem [of recidivism.]" Darr went on to say, true crime prevention is having people not commit the same offense or crimes over and over again. He wants to keep folks from circulating in and out of the jail system. And it's not costing...
  • Russia Weighing Preemptive Strike

    05/07/2012 10:43:57 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 May 2012 | John Semmens
    Charging that NATO’s anti-missile system poses a threat to its “strategic flexibility,” Moscow says it reserves the right to initiate a preemptive attack. Russian Chief of General Staff Nikolai Makarov says he isn’t buying the United States’ contention that the system is purely defensive in nature. “The Americans say that their anti-missiles would only be deployed against incoming missiles,” Makarov observed. “But this in itself is offensive. Russia’s security may require a surprise first strike. American efforts to blunt such an option would fundamentally undermine our strategic planning.” Makarov’s remarks were described as “incredibly poorly timed” by the Obama Administration....
  • Warren Campaign Hits Road Bump

    05/06/2012 3:15:14 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 15 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 May 2012 | John Semmens
    Democrat Elizabeth Warren, candidate for the Massachusetts senate seat now held by Republican Scott Brown, saw her campaign hit rough going over her claimed Native American ancestry. Not only is the highly diluted nature of her claim (by her own account, she is one-thirty-second Native American) dogging her, but her boast that her great-great-great grandfather killed and scalped General Custer at the Battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876 hasn’t gone over as well as she had hoped. Warren speculated that the negative reaction stems from sexism. “When Senator Kerry cut the ears off of the Viet Cong he...
  • Bradley Manning: Political prisoner and hero ("whistleblower" and "gender queer")

    05/06/2012 12:40:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Green Left Weekly ^ | May 5, 2012
    Socialist Alliance gay and lesbian rights spokesperson Rachel Evans spoke in Sydney on April 24 at a rally calling to free accused WikiLeaks’ source Private Bradley Manning from prison in the US, where he is being held in solitary confinement. The protest was part of an international day of protest for Manning, who faces a court martial and possible life in prison if convicted. Evans’ speech is below. * * * We are one of the many groups across 14 countries around the world taking action today because Bradley Manning is, once again, being subjected to a kangaroo court —...
  • Obama flirts with disaster, negotiates with Taliban

    05/04/2012 9:30:29 AM PDT · by cap10mike · 4 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | May 4, 2012 | Michael Dorstewitz
    One day, a scorpion reached a river he wanted to cross. He saw a frog on the other side and called out, "Would you be so kind as to give me a ride on your back across the river?" "How do I know that if I help you, you wont try to kill me?" asked the frog hesitantly. "Because," the scorpion replied, "If I try to kill you, then I would die, too, for you see I cannot swim!" So the frog agreed. He swam over, and the scorpion crawled onto the frog's back. Halfway across the river, the frog...
  • Obama Misses Movement! Arrives One Year Late for bin Laden Mission!

    05/03/2012 7:58:45 PM PDT · by xzins · 31 replies
    Bloggers and Personal | 3 May 12 | Xzins
    Obama: All right guys, I'm here. Let's get this thing done. Seal Cdr: Sir? Obama: Show me the equipment room, Lieutenant. I've gotta get cammied up. And we're in a hurry if you don't know it. Seal Team Member: Sir, the equipment room for what? Obama: The bin Laden mission. We've got to mount up on those choppers and take down that compound. (Seal Team 6 members in the back of room begin looking at the floor. Obviously trying not to smirk.) Seal Cdr: Uhhhh...Sir...did you notice how bad the weather is today? Obama: What? This is a critical moment,...
  • Obama, Osama And Taking Credit

    05/03/2012 10:46:19 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 7 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 05/03/12 | CaroleL
    Veterans for a Strong America defines itself as a non-partisan action organization dedicated to educating the public, members of Congress and the Executive Branch to make America strong. The group's new ad entitled CREDIT has certainly schooled President Obama and his campaign on the dangers of playing politics with the anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden.
  • Did Obama’s Immorality Influence Secret Service Agents in Colombian Prostitute/Sex Scandal?

    05/03/2012 4:44:51 AM PDT · by davidbellow · 28 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 5/3/12 | David Bellow
    Regardless of whether or not you are a soldier in the military or a federal agent, your actions are a reflection of your leadership.  Soldiers in a military unit will be squared away if they have good leadership. The leadership sets the tone for the entire unit. If soldiers in a unit know that their commander will nail them to the wall for not following the standards then the soldiers of that unit will generally be well trained, display professionalism and follow the standards. Why? Because regardless of their personal beliefs or morals, they know that this is what the...
  • Iraqi Security Force Update May 2012

    05/02/2012 7:27:23 PM PDT · by DJ Elliott · 13 replies
    Montrose Toast Blog ^ | 2 May 2012 | DJ Elliott
    This Iraqi Security Force (ISF) update provides a summary of changes to the ISF during April 2012. The Iraqi Security Force Order of Battle is updated as of 30 April 2012. Highlights in this update include: * Romanian arms blacklisted; Second Batch of BTR4s ready for delivery while rumors continue of contract cancelation; 50/14 and 53/14 Brigades upgrading to Mech/Armor; Iraqi Army Upgrade Status Chart added. * EC120Bs for KRG Police/SAR; Contract awarded for support of 30 Bell 407s; third AN-32B delivered; F16 training at Al Asad; 24 F16s by end 2014?; Iraq to join GCC to provide Air Defense?
  • Egypt is taking US money and running

    05/02/2012 5:51:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 30, 2012 | Editorial Board
    It’s been five weeks since the Obama administration granted Egypt its full $1.3 billion in annual military aid despite its government’s failure to meet conditions set by Congress for advancing democracy. In granting a waiver on national security grounds, administration officials argued that continuing the funding was more likely to encourage cooperation with the United States and progress on human rights than a cutoff would. As it turns out, the administration was wrong. In a number of tangible ways, U.S.-Egyptian relations and the military’s treatment of civil society have deteriorated since the waiver was issued March 23. The threat to...
  • The man who shot Liberty Bin Laden

    05/02/2012 10:04:09 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-01-12 | DrJohn
    Every time I listen to Barack Obama describe how he repelled down a rope from a stealth helicopter on a dark Pakistani night and took down Osama Bin Laden I am reminded of the movie "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance." Seldom has a story been more dishonestly spun than the one surrounding the death of Osama Bin Laden. Barack Obama is celebrating the deathday of Obama Bin Laden with a party from himself. I caught a post over at Weekly Standard in which Dan Halper notes that the smirking Obama once again suggests that Mitt Romney would not...
  • Obama’s latest Hail Mary: taking credit for bin Laden’s death

    05/02/2012 3:51:09 AM PDT · by cap10mike · 42 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | May 2, 2012 | Michael Dorstewitz
    wrote my first commentary for BizPac Review a year ago out of a sense of frustration with the TV media. I awoke last May 2 to the news that Osama bin Laden was killed by a U.S. Navy SEAL team. The details were scant but nonetheless fascinating. He was killed on May 1 at his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. This area is the home of the country’s equivalent to our U.S. Military Academy at West Point. His body was removed and his wives were taken in, along with his papers and records. Fox News finally reported that our intelligence agencies...
  • “TODAY IS SEPTEMBER 12, 2001″

    04/30/2012 10:49:22 AM PDT · by Starman417
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-30-12 | Wordsmith
    The hub for conterterrorism operations is the CTC's Global Response Center. At its entrance is a three-foot by three-foot sign that says, TODAY IS SEPTEMBER 12, 2001. It's a reminder of the urgency required to combat global terrorism. Along the wall are two photos of the World Trade Center and one of the Pentagon after the attacks. -Ronald Kessler, The Terrorist Watch, pg 188 A portrait of bin Laden burns in New Delhi on Sept. 21, 2001, after terrorism protesters set his effigyaflame. A report released in 2004 showed that not all those working with bin Laden have accorded him...
  • Images from Dallas - Ft Worth Airport

    04/30/2012 7:35:58 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | April 30, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    There's a group of very special ladies in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area who make 'neck pillows' for soldiers coming through Dallas Fort Worth airport. They head up there and meet the incoming planes every single week just to greet the soldiers who are returning home for a few weeks of R-n-R. These patriotic Texas women give them a pillow, let the troops know that they pray for them, then thank them for their service. And one of these wonderful ladies took the following pictures... she noted that everyone was quite surprised to see George and Laura Bush suddenly standing...
  • Pathological Politics – Predatory Partners and Persecuting Patriots

    04/29/2012 4:47:49 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 2 replies
    http://noisyroom.net ^ | 4.28.12 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    In the notorious tradition of Nixon’s Enemies List, Obama is now openly persecuting patriots at every opportunity. He tries to shame them, taint them, marginalize them and if all that doesn’t work, he sends goons after them and either imprisons them or threatens them with imprisonment. He’s using every agency at his disposal, with a special emphasis on the EPA, FDA, IRS, SEC, ATF and Fish and Wildlife authorities. And he has hired a whole governmental ‘army’ to enforce his dictates and go after his enemies. Welcome to the American Stasi. We have watched how Obama smears those who would...
  • Congressman Groped by TSA Agent

    04/29/2012 3:03:01 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 16 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 April 2012 | John Semmens
    Representative Francisco Canseco (R-Texas) took offense when a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent grabbed his penis during a “routine” pat down at the San Antonio Airport. The Congressman’s effort to push the agent’s hand aside was characterized as “an assault” that “impeded security protocols” by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. Charges may be pending. “Nothing must be allowed to interfere with our efforts to keep this nation secure from threats,” Napolitano said. “It is essential that everyone fully comply with the procedures of the TSA. Thorough searches of sensitive areas are essential. To put them off-limits would be to invite...
  • Making the Hard Measures

    04/29/2012 12:52:35 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-29-12 | Wordsmith
    “The secret authorization of brutal interrogations is an outrageous betrayal of our core values, and a grave danger to our security. We must do whatever it takes to track down and capture or kill terrorists, but torture is not a part of the answer – it is a fundamental part of the problem with this administration’s approach. Torture is how you create enemies, not how you defeat them. Torture is how you get bad information, not good intelligence. Torture is how you set back America’s standing in the world, not how you strengthen it.”-Senator Obama, 2007 "I believe that waterboarding...
  • Media Bias - 2x More Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan under Obama than 8 years of Bush - No Outrage

    04/29/2012 6:53:28 AM PDT · by davidbellow · 17 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 4/29/12 | David Bellow
    There have been 1954 U.S. soldiers killed so far in the Afghanistan war according to icasualties 1324 of those Deaths have occurred in less than 3 1/2 years under Obama while only 630 of those deaths occurred in 8 years under George W. Bush WHY NO MEDIA OUTRAGE? I remember when Bush was President the Liberal Media stations and news outlets had daily updates of the number of U.S. Soldiers killed with pictures and everything. Now It is almost hard to find out how many soldiers are dying every day because when a soldier dies now it is not on the front page or sometimes not even...
  • Obama Does Bin Laden Sack Dance

    04/28/2012 10:31:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | April 27, 2012 | Rick Moran
    Sort of mixing my football metaphors here, but Obama made the haughty comment after the Bin Laden operation that he didn’t need to “spike the football.” Well, a change of heart came over the president and he made a web video bragging about offing the al-Qaeda chief: Fourteen million unemployed or underemployed Americans in an election year will have that effect on a president.Weekly Standard: The narrator in the ad is former President Bill Clinton.This latest ad contradicts President Obama’s own pledge after he took out bin Laden. “You know, we don’t trot out this stuff as trophies,” Obama told...
  • Obama’s Shameful Disrespect of Seal Team 6

    04/28/2012 10:06:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Macsmind.com ^ | April 28, 2012 | MacRanger
    Got a problem with Obama’s using the succesfull mission of Seal Team 6 to kill Bin Laden as a political weapon. Shameful. But even more so, it’s a misrepresentation of his role. “Only the memo doesn’t show a gutsy call. It doesn’t show a president willing to take the blame for a mission gone wrong. It shows a CYA maneuver by the White House.The memo puts all control in the hands of Admiral McRaven – the “timing, operational decision making and control” are all up to McRaven. So the notion that Obama and his team were walking through every stage...
  • Lewd behavior is no surprise in a culture of unrestraint

    04/27/2012 11:26:14 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 4 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Lewd behavior is no surprise in a culture of unrestraint US Secret Service and its dirty secrets By Julio Severo Colombia, the South American Thailand according to the US media, threw the presidential trip of Barack Obama in a scandal when some his secret agents engaged in prostitution. The Colombia scandal erupted the morning of April 12, when a fight over payment between a prostitute and a Secret Service officer spilled into the hotel, local police and media. The secret of the secret agents was exposed for lack of payment to a prostitute! Several Secret Service officers have been forced...
  • Report: Russian Troops to ‘Seize’ CIA Facility in Elaborate War Game… on U.S. Soil

    04/26/2012 7:37:15 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 43 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | April 26, 2012 | Liz Klimas
    According to reports, the U.S. and Russian military will be engaging in an anti-terrorism exercise that will involve Russian paratroopers using U.S. weapons to “take and hold” the main facilities of the CIA and Denver International Airport in Colorado and the National Security Agency in Utah. (Related: Learn about the hypothetical ‘war games’ the U.S. and China have been playing) The European Union Times has more on the report announcing this exercise from the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation: Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Colonel Alexander Kucherenko publically announced this 24-21 May “anti-terror drill” this Friday past noting that this...
  • Obama’s underfunded Veterans Affairs Dept. has a backlog of almost 900,000 disability claims

    04/24/2012 8:30:47 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 16 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | April 24, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The Democrat habit of appointing “good Democrats” to positions without regard for the required administrative skills it calls for is hurting almost 900,000 disabled veterans. The incompetence of Barack Obama’s Veterans Affairs Department has created a bureaucratic nightmare in which more than 65% of its disability claims sit on someone’s desk for more than 125 days. More than this 16% of the cases that are brought to resolution are done so in error according to veterans’ advocate groups’ testimony to the House Veterans Affairs Committee last week. The V.A is totally underprepared for the predictable increase in disability claims stepped...
  • Iran + UN: The Incorrectly Included Datum

    04/23/2012 9:20:22 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 5 replies
    http://noisyroom.net ^ | 4.22.12 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    There is a data analysis discipline used in business settings and other operational applications that classifies inconsistencies, discrepancies and departures from the operational or situational ideal. Examples of such inconsistencies are things such as undated reports, event descriptions which alter the sequence of events and reports that distort the importance of one thing relative to others in its context. One of the harder ones to spot is the omitted datum – information that ought to be there that isn’t. This classification has a corollary: the incorrectly included datum, information that shouldn’t be there, but nonetheless is. Like UN vehicles in...
  • Newt Not Taking ‘No’ in North Texas

    04/23/2012 3:43:31 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    PolitiJim's Rants ^ | April 22, 2012 | Jim
    This is only 5 days late but necessary to get out. Newt Gingrich invaded the Dallas area last Monday to meet with grassroots leaders and media. Want to know what he said BEHIND closed doors? It ain’t over - is what happened. First, I owe an apology to Santorum supporter and long time Twitter friend @Malvenue for being particularly harsh in the face of his defeatist attitude that “it’s all over” and Romney is the nominee. That is both FACTUALLY wrong and wrong as an attitude for any true patriotic conservative. It is FAR from over. No one has reached...
  • President Obama Cedes Border To Drug Cartels

    04/22/2012 5:19:51 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 19 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 04/22/12 | Friends of Ours
    In capitulating to the drug cartels and appeasing the Mexican government the Obama Administration has ordered 900 National Guard troops to abandon their patrols against smugglers along the border as reported by Brian Bennett for the Los Angeles Times. In explaining the troop withdrawal to Congress last week Brian J. Lepore, a director at the U.S. Government and Accountability Office, said their presence on the southwest border "threatened to strain diplomatic relations with Mexico." The Mexican drug cartels move $50 billion in bulk product and bundled cash across the border each year. Although the Obama Administration insists that there is...
  • The Challenge of the West’s Negotiations with Iran

    04/22/2012 1:25:37 AM PDT · by jerusalemjudy
    jcpa.org ^ | April 16 2012 | Dore Gold
    The problem with Iran’s enrichment facilities has become more acute in recent years. When the West refused to supply 20%-enriched uranium for the small Tehran Research Reactor, where the Iranians produce medical isotopes, Iranian nuclear experts went ahead in June 2010 and fed their 5%-enriched uranium into the centrifuges to produce 20%-enriched uranium, by themselves. With a stockpile of 20%-enriched uranium, the Iranians would cut by more than half the time they needed to take the next enrichment step to weapons-grade uranium.
  • U.S. Building a Domestic Population-Control Grid Based on Military Ops

    04/21/2012 8:08:42 PM PDT · by hadit2here · 55 replies
    321Gold ^ | Apr 19, 2012 | Lee Bellinger
    The U.S. military has become expert at controlling urban populations in Iraq – but why is the Department of Homeland Security building similar capabilities here?Unfortunately, the federal government’s war on freedom is a subject still dominated mostly by conspiracy theorists, end-of-the-worlders, and yes, crackpots who hold highly marginal and dismissible views. Fortunately, some of that is changing with the rise of “smart preppers.” I think most people concerned about liberty would appreciate an honest, probative look at actual plans and initiatives that federal authorities are now developing in earnest. Not wild conclusions based on dark conspiracy theories that make most...
  • Who's The Real Threat: Ted Nugent or Barack Obama?

    04/21/2012 3:45:26 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 7 replies
    Vanity
    So the Army cancels Ted Nugent's concert at Fort Knox, citing a conflict of interest over his recent comments. How ironic being I'd wager that 80% of our military, if not higher, can't stand Obama and share Nugent's sentiments. Obviously this decision was forced upon military leaders via the Oval Office as an attempt to discredit Nugent and paint him as yet another Tea Party radical. Sadly, Ted probably cares more for our fighting men and women than our Marxist in Chief. I guess the fact that Al Sharpton promised violence over the Trayvon Martin case - which hadn't even...
  • Doolittle Raiders: patriots and men of courage when America needed them

    04/21/2012 8:08:20 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 24 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | April 21st, 2012 | Jim Emerson
    Seventy years ago this week sixteen Army Air Force B-25 Mitchells took off from the heaving deck of the Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Hornet. This was the first time in the Second World War that America took the fight to the enemy. The raiders who were led by Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle, struck Japan in a demonstration ofAmerica’s determination to take the fight to Japan’s home soil. This raid was a morale booster for a nation that was still recovering from the attack onPearl Harbor. The concept of launching medium bombers from a carrier was conceived by Navy Captain Francis...
  • The president needs to learn how to salute

    04/20/2012 6:10:33 AM PDT · by cap10mike · 23 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | April 20, 2012 | Michael Dorstewitz
    There are few walks of life nobler or more rewarding than a military career. Military personnel work long, arduous hours, often under intense stress and in extreme danger to their own life and limb. They spend months away from their loved ones while on call 24/7 in an intensely unsafe and unfriendly environment. In return, they receive low pay and lose many of the freedoms of choice they take an oath to protect, freedoms the rest of us take for granted. I’ve been proud of my country, and especially its military, from the time I was a small boy, when...
  • Women to attend Marines' infantry school

    04/19/2012 1:29:43 PM PDT · by robowombat · 42 replies
    News Blogs CNN ^ | April 19, 2012 |
    Women to attend Marines' infantry school [Updated at 1:04 p.m. ET] The U.S. Marine Corps plans to allow a yet-undetermined number of female volunteers to enroll in the school that trains its infantry combat officers, the Marine Corps Times has reported. The plan to open the Infantry Officers Course to women is part of the service's effort to determine which additional jobs may be open to women in the future, Gen. Joseph Dunford, the Marines' assistant commandant, told the Marine Corps Times. "We are in the process right now of soliciting volunteers," Dunford told the Times for a story published...
  • Brass Ceiling Cracking (Gag & puke title for very disturbing report)

    04/19/2012 1:25:52 PM PDT · by robowombat · 7 replies
    Battleland Blogs ^ | April 19, 2012 | | MARK THOMPSON
    Brass Ceiling Cracking? By MARK THOMPSON | @MarkThompson_DC | April 19, 2012 | MARINE PHOTO / LANCE CPL. JOSHUA B. YOUNG Female Marines learn to use the M-240 machine gun in California before heading to Afghanistan The Marine Corps is planning to let women enroll in its school that trains infantry combat officers. It’s not the same as letting women serve in front-line combat units, but it’s definitely a step in that direction. A top Marine officer says an undetermined number of female volunteers will be allowed to attend the Infantry Officers Course at Quantico, Va., as part of an...
  • U.S. Soldiers Posing with the Enemy

    04/18/2012 2:22:40 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 12 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-18-12 | Wordsmith
    Well....dead enemy. Like Joe Darby (of Abu Ghraib fame), an anonymous soldier took 18 sensitive photos and "leaked" them to the press. Specifically, to the LA Times. The photos have emerged at a particularly sensitive moment for U.S.-Afghan relations. In January, a video appeared on the Internet showing four U.S. Marines urinating on Afghan corpses. In February, the inadvertent burning of copies of the Koran at a U.S. base triggered riots that left 30 dead and led to the deaths of six Americans. In March, a U.S. Army sergeant went on a nighttime shooting rampage in two Afghan villages, killing...
  • I Am A Child Survivor of the Holocaust - I can no longer suppress my rage

    04/18/2012 5:12:34 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | April 18, 2012 | Malka
    I am a child survivor, and went through the destruction of a defenseless people by an enemy called Nazism. Now, the blood of Israel flows in its streets. A second wave of Nazism breaks over us. And I hear phrases of blame like "cycles of violence," "ending the occupation," as if something we were doing, rather than our very existence were responsible for attacks against us. I hear lies, distortions, self-serving versions of history. Occupation? Years ago when there was no occupation, what did they do? They murdered our athletes at the Olympics; they hijacked planes; they pushed a man...
  • UK Guardian gives a platform to US Iraq vet who supports jihadist attacks on coalition forces

    04/18/2012 3:41:26 AM PDT · by sussex · 4 replies
    The Commentator ^ | Raheem Kassam
    I have my own concern about lack of remorse based on a recent Guardian Comment is Free article written by an Iraq War veteran who, as free as he walks, insists that what he did in Fallujah was ‘terrorism’ and writes openly in the Guardian, “I, too, support the right of Muslims to defend themselves against US troops, even if that means they have to kill them.” This shocking statement from Ross Caputi is the kind of dangerous nonsense from someone tied up with the Stop The War Coalition, who recently introduced Noam Chomsky at an event and who seems...
  • VANITY: Haven't Received My Airman Son's Absentee Ballot Yet for NYS Primary

    04/17/2012 1:12:07 PM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 12 replies
    VANITY: Haven't Received My Airman Son's Absentee Ballot Yet for NYS Primary He's in Biloxi MS at Keesler AFB and the Primary is on the 24th. Should I be worried? I had planned on sending his ballot out overnight, etc. etc.
  • [Since they booted Newt out] Republicans Gone Missin’

    04/17/2012 11:29:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Red State ^ | April 17, 2012 | littletboca Diary
    Republicans gone missin’ again – in 2010 they received an injection of new blood energetic men and women ready to “take back our Country. But, the Old Republican Establishment gave them a grand welcome and shot them in the foot every time they stepped forward with a substantial idea that would strengthen our Nation’s foundation. What the freshmen didn’t know is the Old Republican Establishment has been around for a long time and they’re happy basking in the sun, playing golf and living high on the hog off of taxpayer’s money. They actually black balled the freshman stars like Paul...
  • George Washington Would Be Too Rich To Be President Re: Obama

    04/17/2012 6:12:11 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 14 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 04/17/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
    I cannot think of a better community organizer than our founding President George Washington. His charge to organize thousands of non professional soldiers to fight a war against the well trained and well equipped Brit Redcoats had to be at least as difficult as President Obama's tireless efforts to round up fellow travelers on the south side of Chicago to harass banks for not lending to people who could not repay loans. Although, we know nothing about Obama's early financing, except that it probably was gifted to him by a sheik, or two, George Washington married into money through his...
  • U.S. Will Have no Experts Who've Used a Nuke Within 5 Years

    04/16/2012 11:57:22 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies
    Daily Tech ^ | April 16, 2012 | Jason Mick
    The Cold War is fading like a twinkle in the eye of history, but the transition from recent memory to textbook lessons has gone largely unnoticed. But every once in a while, we receive a reminder about exactly how much the world has changed. I. A Farewell to Nuclear Arms? Take the recent report by Thomas D’Agostino, the undersecretary for nuclear security and the administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). He said that the number of nuclear weapons experts at the U.S. Department of Defense with experience designing or testing nuclear weapons today numbers in the low teens....
  • My visit to US Naval Base Coronado - April 8-9, 2012

    04/16/2012 10:24:25 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 58 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | April 15, 2012 | Jeff Head
    Over the weekend begininng Saturday, April 7th, 2012, myself and my wife were down in southern California, in San Diego. We were there for my daughter's wedding on Monday, April 9th, in Coronado, California on the beach at the Hotel del Coronado. Beautiful setting, but also the home of the Naval Base Coranado and a lot of the Amphibios Warfare Command on the West Coast. Across the strait was the anchorage for many of the vessels. We took some time to visit and photograph the vessesl we could see, and there were a lot of them, a real delight...
  • Sex Tourism: Unanswered Questions In Secret Service Prostitution Scandal

    04/16/2012 4:40:00 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 53 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 04/16/12 | Friends of Ours
    The alleged sexcapades by several Secret Service agents while in Colombia in service to President Barack Obama may not just be an embarassment for their country; rather, the objects of their affections may have been exploited against their will, and the investigation into the debaucherous debacle necessarily must include the circumstances by which the involved women found themselves in the meat market. Legal prostitution in Colombia and other countries has generated a thriving sex tourism industry, and in meeting supply for the demand many women find themselves enslaved in the trade. For example, in Spain where prostitution is legal an...
  • The US Military Stocking Up On Anti-Radiation Pills In Preparation for Nuclear Fallout

    04/15/2012 12:16:10 PM PDT · by Razzz42 · 36 replies
    Signs of the Times ^ | April 15, 2012 | sott.net
    The US Military is currently seeking a large amount of potassium iodide, this according to a listing on the FBO.gov website by the Defense Logistics Agency. In the listing it is made clear that they want to be ready in the event of nuclear fallout which has lead many to speculate that this could be in response to the Fukushima nuclear disaster or perhaps in anticipation for an attack on an active Iranian nuclear facility. The DLA is apparently looking for upwards of 400,000 dollars worth of the thyroid protecting tablets at a time when many government officials have openly...