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  • The invasion of Texas

    05/04/2015 12:45:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Greensboro News & Record ^ | May 4, 2015 | Doug Clark
    Speaking of Texas, we're really getting a sad picture of right-wing paranoid extremism. A planned military exercise called Jade Helm 15 is seen as a cover for an Obama administration operation to take over the state. And if you're a Republican Texas politician like Gov. Greg Abbott or Sen. Ted Cruz, you have to act as if these are legitimate concerns. Not that he distrusts the military exactly, Cruz said, but "we have seen, for six years, a federal government disrespecting the liberty of the citizens. That produces fear, when you see a government that is attacking our free speech...
  • Let's end this FReepathon this week!

    05/03/2015 11:42:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Free Republic ^ | May 3, 2015 | 2ndDivisionVet
    FRiends, it's time to end this quarter's FReepathon so that we might have more time to talk with one another, discuss the issues, vet the candidates and also do the silly stuff that makes us laugh. If you aren't currently a monthly donor, please consider becoming one. Perhaps dedicate your donation to a loved one, whether still with us or already gone, human or pet. Or dedicate it to the folks who served or have served in our armed forces. Why you donate is up to you. That you donate benefits us all. Thanks for listening.
  • A powerful totalitarian theocracy can bring peace. Of sorts.

    05/02/2015 10:13:09 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 3 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | May 2, 2015 | Dan Miller
    Iran, an already powerful theocratic totalitarian state with extensive hegemonic ambitions, is about to become (if it is not already) a nuclear power. So equipped, it can extend its rule over the Middle East and beyond, bringing the "peace" of submission to Islam. Obama may favor this outcome and in any event appears to be at best indifferent.Iran is ruled by Ayatollah Khamenei, its supreme political and religious power. He has the ultimate authority to approve or reject any P5+1 agreement, should there be one -- which seems increasingly likely due to Obama's ludicrous efforts to concede every possible matter of substance. Obama wants a foreign policy legacy and needs a...
  • Our War

    05/01/2015 10:05:07 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/1/15 | LtCol Forest R. Lindsey (Ret)
    I read through the New York Times this morning and since today is the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon, they had several opinion pieces discussing the fallacy of America’s involvement in Vietnam, the terrible lessons of the misuse of American power, the atrocities “committed routinely” by us, etc.,etc.. May I throw the BS flag onto the field? We had an ally in trouble, we had the entire Communist Bloc supplying the Vietcong insurgents, we had the North Vietnamese Army in the south and whole world was watching to see what we’d do. If you peruse a map of...
  • Like ISIS, African Terrorists In Baltimo-gadishu Just Need Jobs, You Heartless Racist

    05/01/2015 5:42:21 AM PDT · by IChing · 18 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 4/30/15 | Donald Joy
    Last year, I had to make the quick trip from D.C. up to Baltimore on three occasions, to do protective work in not-so-good parts of the inner city. One detail was due to a client with an employee, a rather pale-faced Nicaraguan national, who fell victim to “the knockout game” played on him by adolescent African street terrorists let loose from a nearby school. The employee’s job required him to be out on the street all day, and I had to stick by his side for several days, ready to thwart any and all further attacks from Obama’s many sons...
  • REMEMBERING Halyard Mission Hero Arthur "Jibby" Jibilian on his birthday April 30, 2015

    04/30/2015 12:40:54 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 6 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | April 30, 2015 | Aleksandra Rebic
    Arthur Jibilian, 86, speaking at the "Forgotten 500 Reunion" 'Lest we Forget' Halyard Mission commemoration Michigan June 17, 2009 Photo by Aleksandra Rebic. Aleksandra's Note: This year, 2015, the world will be marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, the era of the "Greatest Generation." For me, one of the measures of a man who dies is how deeply the loss is felt in the hearts of those who knew him, and if they didn't know him personally, were affected by his work or by his existence on this earth in a positive way. OSS radioman...
  • Palestine – Sharon’s Ghost Returns To Haunt Obama

    04/29/2015 5:55:27 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/29/15 | David Singer
    Obama is going to find it impossible to impose his land swap proposals – if Oren has any say. Michael Oren – one of seven members of the recently formed Kulanu party elected to Israel’s new Parliament – seems destined to play a pivotal role in torpedoing President Obama’s proposals for a two-state solution aimed at resolving the 100 years old Arab-Jewish conflict. Agreement has reportedly been reached between Israel’s Prime Minister elect Benjamin Netanyahu and Kulanu chairman Moshe Kahlon for Kahlon to be appointed Finance Minister. Fellow Kulanu members - Yoav Galant and Eli Alalouf - will serve respectively...
  • Ted Cruz Goes Full Fevered Militia On Government 'Tyranny'

    04/29/2015 12:45:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    Crooks and Liars ^ | April 29, 2015 | Susie Madrak
    The thing that always irks me about their "water the tree of liberty" types is their sheer stupidity. Seriously, you think you and your buddies are going to play Red Dawn against the full might of the U.S. government? Where do you suppose all that defense budget money went, folks? And now we have Ted Cruz, egging them on. Dear sweet Jesus, this man has no conscience. Via Talking Points Memo: WASHINGTON — It's a given that every Republican presidential candidate will run for president as a strong supporter of gun rights. But Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is arguing that...
  • Iran Literally Fired a Shot Across America’s Bow, But Obama Won’t Dump His Disastrous Deal

    04/29/2015 8:58:05 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 39 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 2015-04-29 | Benjamin Weingarten
    What, if anything, would cause President Barack Obama to step away from the negotiating table with Iran? This is the question I find myself pondering in light of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Navy Patrol’s unchecked act of aggression on Tuesday against America’s interests in the Straits of Hormuz – an act that in a sane world would in and of itself put an end to the president's disastrous nuclear deal with Iran. As of this writing, reports indicate that the Iranian Navy Patrol fired shots at and ultimately seized a commercial cargo ship, the M/V Maersk Tigris, which flies under...
  • Liberals angry at Whole Foods for feeding National Guardsmen in Baltimore

    04/28/2015 5:22:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 65 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 4/28/15
    Whole Foods is donating food to National Guardsmen in Baltimore. And that makes Angry Black Lady, well, angry: This is tone-deaf, especially when thousands of school kids in Baltimore need lunch, @WholeFoods. #TWiBNation https://t.co/lSlQI2FGz9— Imani Gandy (@AngryBlackLady) April 28, 2015 And she’s not alone. Liberals furious at the upscale grocery store sent “Whole Foods” trending in the U.S. this afternoon. Whoa… Baltimore shuts down schools, denies 80%+ kids their only stable meal, & Whole Foods gives free lunches 2 Natl Guard whom has money?— DJ Big Will (@DJBigWill) April 28, 2015 I spent my last money with @WholeFoods last night....
  • Israel Will Attack Iran Soon

    04/28/2015 9:51:43 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/28/15 | Al Caruba
    Netanyahu has achieved close coordination with the most important Arab leaders that include Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates The Israelis will destroy several Iranian nuclear facilities and my educated guess is that they will do so before the end of this year. Israel has no margin of error when it comes to nuclear reactors in nations that threaten its existence. While President Obama does everything in his power to enable Iran to create its own nuclear weapons, it is a good idea to recall that in June 1981 the Israelis destroyed a reactor in Iraq. It...
  • Breaking: US Ship seized by Iranian warships

    04/28/2015 8:19:02 AM PDT · by grandpa jones · 32 replies
    nuke's-n2l's ^ | 04/28/2015 | Nuke
    Al-Arabia reported that the Iranian Navy has confiscated the American trade vessel with all its 34 crew. Other reports said the vessel has been seized for trespassing on Iran’s territorial waters in the Persian Gulf. An Iranian warship is now taking the American vessel to Iran’s Southern port city of Bandar Abbas in the Persian Gulf. Iranian officials have not confirmed the development yet, but Reuters said Pentagon officials have confirmed the report.
  • Inside Clinton's Benghazi emails

    04/28/2015 8:05:07 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 19 replies
    CNN.com ^ | April 27, 2015 | Elise Labott
    (CNN)-The day after the Benghazi terror attack, a staffer for Arizona Sen. John McCain emailed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's office to convey praise for her remarks to State Department employees after the attack. Her statement to employees about the tragedy was "wonderful, strong and moving," said the McCain staffer, who asked Clinton's office to convey the senator's appreciation of the remarks. Ultimately, McCain turned into a fierce critic of Clinton over the attack. And Clinton's handling of Benghazi has been scrutinized and has cast a shadow over her tenure leading the State Department. But the friendly exchange between their...
  • Anyone Arguing Iran Isn't 'Really' Pursuing a Bomb or is 'Not a Threat' Is NOT To Be Taken Seriously

    04/28/2015 2:36:15 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 28 April 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Iran -a country floating on sea of petroleum- only ever pursued nuclear technology for military purposes- and any intellectually-honest person can tell you that. There exists no reason this otherwise 2nd-or-3rd rate country needs nuclear anything (supplied by the world's devil-on-the-shoulder, Russia) when they could fuel conventional power plants for next to nothing...  On the other hand, you've got the Rand Pauls of the world: somewhat like the Soviets, he increasingly finds the truth doesn't fit reality as purported by his political world view (in his case, pacifism). That means he has to make arguments that twist him into a pretzel and make...
  • ‘W’ rips ‘O’. What’s wrong with that picture?

    04/27/2015 9:04:54 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/27/15 | Judi Mcleod
    Stand up for America, Mr. Bush. As any bona fide American would, you owe the country relief from the willfully destructive Barack Obama ‘Silent No More’: ‘W rips O’ is the big news of the day. What took George W. so interminably long to come bursting through the cobwebs? Seven years of Marxist misery under the anti-American Obama administration is an insufferably long, long time. With what will possibly go down as the best anti-Islam zinger of all time, former President George W. Bush warned Jewish donors at a closed-door meeting on Saturday night: “Just remember the guy who slit...
  • Bear activity closes Huachuca Canyon on fort.

    04/25/2015 10:39:56 AM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — Huachuca Canyon, a popular location for hikers, runners and cyclists on Fort Huachcua, has been closed until further notice due to increased bear activity. On Thursday, a bear followed and charged hikers in the canyon and later approached cyclists. That same day, a mountain lion was spotted in the canyon.
  • “Mt Father the Spy.” Vietnam, the real story

    04/25/2015 10:04:44 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/25/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    The jungles of Viet Nam were the reality for over 54,000 deaths of America’s soldiers, but the Nam war also may be the epitome of stupidity for politicians who turned a US victory into an agonizing defeat! An important book appearing on bookshelves of an American legion post details just what went wrong and it was written by the son of John H. Richardson, Sr., the senior CIA station chief in Saigon. Much maligned after news stories popped up in homeland newspapers, written by real fly-by reporters, the Saigon headquarters of the CIA chief became the boiling point for palace...
  • Vietnam Era Déjŕ vu as College Imbeciles Spit on Vets

    04/25/2015 7:49:07 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 31 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | April 25, 2015 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Twice a year Panama City Beach hosts Warrior Beach Retreat were wounded Warriors for an all-expense-paid vacation. Local businesses cover the expenses of more than a 100 combat-wounded warriors and their spouses or caregivers. During this the time the local community honors the vets to the beach for a time of relaxation and appreciation. Unfortunately, this event during Spring break, young punks from the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity had a Vietnam era liberal flashback and started insulting and spitting on wounded American vets. Warrior Beach Retreat was founded by Linda and Philip Cope in 2009 when their son Joshua lost...
  • Have You Demanded a “Right to Kill” Recently?

    04/24/2015 6:07:08 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/24/15 | Jim Yardley
    Between terrorism and verbalized threats, I think Mr. Bandow's justifications need a little more work before people actually listen to him, or assign any value to his opinions The Cato Institute publishes a regular, and regularly interesting, newsletter called Cato at Liberty. In yesterday’s newsletter, the institute included a piece authored by Doug Bandow, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, specializing in foreign policy and civil liberties, who wrote the article titled: “America Should Say No To War Against Iran: U.S. Has No Right To Kill At Will”. Mr. Bandow leads off his article by saying: War has become...
  • Peace and a new beginning are not on the horizon

    04/24/2015 7:47:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/24/15 | Corey Hunt
    Make no mistake: the war everyone fears is already here War must be averted. This is the appealing narrative, the glue that has held the theater of the Iran nuclear negotiations together for more than a decade as Western and UN powers try to talk it out with the Islamic Republic in Geneva. It makes sense, in its own right, as nobody should want a war—as in a confrontation where bombs are falling, cities are destroyed and a lot of people end up dead. The Obama Administration has been steadfast in presenting war as the only alternative to the marathon...
  • Obama kills another American. And an ally. They were good guys.

    04/23/2015 4:29:37 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 18 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-23-15 | DrJohn
      An American drone strike in January killed four people in Afghanistan: An American and an Italian held hostage by al-Qaida, as well as two Americans working with the terror group, were inadvertently killed in U.S. counterterrorism operations earlier this year, the White House said Thursday. The White House said that Warren Weinstein, an American held by al-Qaida since 2011, and Giovanni Lo Porto, an Italian held since 2012, were killed in a January operation in the border region of Afghanistan and Pakistan. The operation targeted an al-Qaida-associated compound and there was no reason to believe either hostage was present,...
  • Ramadi and Obama’s Phony Air War Against ISIS

    04/23/2015 8:30:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/23/15 | MICHAEL FUMENTO
    Obama is keeping both of America's arms tied behind its back. Under his leadership, we're no sleeping giant --we're downright comatose The Obama Administration continues to show complete incompetence in dealing with ISIS. Case in point: It’s decided that Ramadi, the capital of Anbar Province in western Iraq, is expendable—thereby showing it understands nothing about the value of the city or even its own capacity to defend it. The reason? According to Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey, Obama is emphasizing defending a refinery in the same province to protect the oil supplies. As if we couldn’t do both—and...
  • Gee, I Wonder Why Army Morale Stinks?

    04/23/2015 6:41:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    The American Catholic ^ | 4/23/15 | Donald R. McClarey
    Faithful readers of this blog will recall a recent post about low morale in the Army. Go here to read about it. Now we have this story which succinctly demonstrates why the morale is plummeting. On Monday, Army ROTC cadets at an Arizona State University campus were reportedly pressured into participating in an event allegedly designed to promote awareness of sexual violence against women, the Washington Times reported. The event, according to reports, required cadets to walk around campus wearing red high heel shoes.Last year, the Times said, the Army encouraged cadets to voluntarily participate in what was billed as...
  • Confederate Memorial Day in the South

    04/22/2015 7:51:55 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 109 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/22/15 | Calvin E. Johnson Jr.
    Confederate History and Heritage Month Tennessee Senator Edward Ward Carmack said it best in 1903: “The Confederate Soldiers were our kinfolk and our heroes. We testify to the country our enduring fidelity to their memory. We commemorate their valor and devotion. There were some things that were not surrendered at Appomattox. We did not surrender our rights and history; nor was it one of the conditions of surrender that unfriendly lips should be suffered to tell the story of that war or that unfriendly hands should write the epitaphs of the Confederate dead. We have the right to teach our...
  • What is the USS Theodore Roosevelt doing in the Gulf of Aiden? Nobody knows.

    04/22/2015 4:21:54 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 37 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 4/22/15 | Steve Berman
    The USS Theodore Roosevelt is known in the Navy as “the Big Stick.”  She carries a ship’s crew of 3,200 sailors and Marines, along with an Air wing of 2,480. And not one of them knows what the hell they are doing off the coast of Yemen, following an Iranian convoy of just nine ships. That’s because the Commander-in-Chief who sent them there doesn’t know why the hell he moved a 104 thousand ton Nimitz class nuclear carrier into the Gulf of Aden near the Horn of Africa. The Pentagon told Fox News that the ship is there to track the...
  • Terrorist targets the army contractor in Peshawar

    04/21/2015 8:37:21 PM PDT · by musarratullah · 1 replies
    Peshawar, April 22, 2015, terrorist has tried to blow the army contractor house in an afghan colony on Wednesday morning. In the result of the blast the front of house partially damaged while 9 other shops were also damaged. According to the police the blast occurred at 5.55 am, early the morning in the surrounding area of Peshawar, Afghan colony. After the blast the electric wire also cut and electricity shut down in the area. Local reached to the spot, but no human loss registered. Local police of the police station Faqir Abad also reached to the spot and started...
  • Operation Choke Point Strikes Again: Banks Shut Down Business Accounts of Co. Owned by Fmr Marine

    04/21/2015 6:15:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 21, 2015 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Operation Choke Point, the Obama administration’s under-the-radar project involving the Department of Justice, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) whose goal is to shut down industries it does not like by “choking off” their banking relationships, is taking aim at another business. Brian Lynn, CEO of a Jacksonville, Florida based payday lending company that operates 26 stores in Florida, Georgia and Alabama under the Speedy Cash and Lending Bear brands, has been in business for more than 20 years. He confirms to Breitbart News that two major banks closed his company’s accounts with...
  • Gun Review: Ares Defense SCR

    04/21/2015 6:13:55 AM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    Living “behind enemy lines” sucks. Thanks to “assault weapons bans” (AWB), shooters in New York, California, New Jersey and other so-called “slave states” can’t take advantage of their Constitutionally protected right to sample the latest in firearms technology. The only guns [legally] available are often less accurate firearms that cost more money. And so the good folks at Ares Defense set out to enable even those citizens living in those awful places to have access to the very best in modern firearms. Although it looks like the unholy union of a rifle and a shotgun, the result could well...
  • MIDDLE EAST CRISIS-OBAMA BUILT THAT

    04/20/2015 6:46:43 PM PDT · by Danny Jeffrey · 12 replies
    Fix Bayonets ^ | April 20, 2015 | Danny Jeffrey
    I am certain that most of my readers have heard the Joseph Stalin quote "The death of one man is a tragedy, the death of millions is a statistic." Only a totally heartless human being could have such an outlook. One such a man is Barrack Hussein Obama, and he is proving it every single day. Several years ago when fifty one percent of this nation were singing Obama's praises, a large portion of the remaining forty nine percent were saying that Obama was incompetent. I have never believed that; writing instead that his apparent incompetence was actually a carefully...
  • Answering Debbie Wasserman-Shultz’s Challenge

    04/20/2015 5:21:40 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/20/15 | Jim Yardley
    The United States needs to respond to Iran with something beyond promising them that we will do everything they ask without demur. Debbie Wasserman Shultz demands that anyone who questions our Dictator-in-Chief about his so called “negotiations” with Iran be prepared to offer alternatives to solve the Iran nuclear weapon problem. Actually, considering the demand is put forward by the Democrat Party’s Loon-in-Chief is really pretty reasonable. Now, I’m not part of the Republican establishment, in fact, I’m not even a registered Republican. But I do tend to be very conservative when it comes to defending our country. So how...
  • 10 Things to Have Ready before the Huge EMP !!!

    04/20/2015 9:54:05 AM PDT · by ClaudeDavis · 206 replies
    Ask a Prepper ^ | Claude Davis
    Dr. Peter Pry (Executive Director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security) warns that the consequences - of not being prepared for this event - are much more severe than one may think: “within a year of an EMP event at least 2 thirds or the us population will perish from starvation, disease and social collapse” Former CIA double agent (Reza Kahlili) who spent time in the Iranian Army confirmed that the Iranian have conducted missile tests of ships in the Caspian See that are consistent with an EMP attack: “They are going to get to the Gulf...
  • MAKING EXCUSES FOR ISLAM

    04/19/2015 3:06:43 PM PDT · by Danny Jeffrey · 24 replies
    Fix Bayonets ^ | April 9, 2015 | Danny Jeffrey
    As the days of America's future dwindle down to a precious few I take to my keyboard with a self imposed mission, that being to record the fall and a hope to minimize our casualties. I have long since come to terms with the reality that through America's collapse the death toll will be staggering and the misery felt by all so very hard to bear that many will break under the strain. My coming to terms with another reality is far more difficult, that being that so very few are even aware of the danger. They live comfortably in...
  • 2015 - 4th Annual Salute to Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans - General James Mattis [video]

    04/19/2015 3:03:40 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 1 replies
    YouTube - Marine's Memorial Club & Hotel ^ | April 18, 2015 | Marines' Memorial Club & Hotel
    [Video only] Watch the full version of the 4th Annual “Salute to Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans”, featuring General James N. Mattis, USMC (Ret.) at the Marines’ Memorial Club on April 16, 2015. The program included a Social Reception that followed General Mattis’ remarks.
  • Families outraged at filming of Ang Lee anti-war film at military cemetery

    04/19/2015 12:17:24 PM PDT · by Marcus · 16 replies
    Houston Movie Examiner ^ | April 18 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    A Friday story in the Springfield News-Sun reported that a group of veterans and family members expressed outrage that a military cemetery in Cherokee County, Georgia was closed off so that a production company could film scenes from an upcoming Ang Lee Film, “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.” The position of the group is that turning a cemetery into a movie shooting location would heap disrespect on the honored dead. But the subject matter of the film, based on a satirical anti-Iraq War novel by Ben Fountain, may well push the envelope where it comes to disrespecting those who put...
  • An EMP attack on America seems likely

    04/19/2015 10:57:56 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 48 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | April 19, 2015 | Dan Miller
    Some consider North Korea to be the rogue nation most likely to use an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) to attack America; Iran is also seen as quite likely to do it. It matters little which succeeds.Here is a lengthy 2013 video about an EMP attack, what would happen and why: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9z4EnE9baU] Video linkThe possibilities and consequences of an EMP attack on America are too horrific to contemplate; the "legitimate news media" generally ignore them. We therefore tend to relegate them to the realm of remote "tin foil hat conspiracy theories" and to focus instead on more congenial stuff -- the latest sex scandal,...
  • AR: Permit holder wins Gunfight with 20 Shots of 5.7

    04/18/2015 9:43:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
     A Five-Seven pistol was successfully used for self defense in Arkansas on April 13, 2015.  More than 20 rounds were fired, 20 of them being fired by a permit holder armed with what appears to be an FN 5.7 pistol.  The casing on the left is being held by Henry Richards, who witnessed some of the gunfight.  If you look at the casing closely, it is clear that it is a 5.7.  The identifying characteristics are the rimless base shown by the extractor groove on the bottom, and the beginning of the bottleneck shown at the top.  An additional...
  • About Damn Time

    04/18/2015 7:39:19 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | April 18, 2015 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Secretary of the Army, John McHugh, has ordered that “all possible benefits,” be awarded to the families of those murdered by Muslim terrorist Nidal Hassan in the 2009 Fort Hood killings. This comes on the heels of last weeks’ Purple Heart award ceremonies for the Ft. Hood victims of Hassan; award presentations delayed 5 years thanks to the decision of Barack Hussein Obama to mask the Islamic terror murders committed by a fellow Muslim by declaring them “work place violence.” This despicable decision rendered family members ineligible for military benefits and the fallen unable to be awarded the Purple Heart....
  • Beyond Body Language: Carly Fiorina and Hillary Clinton

    04/18/2015 1:36:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    April 18, 2015 | vanity
    An interesting look at opposites. On her worst day Carly Fiorina outshines Hillary Clinton.Fiorina can discuss hard facts and choices without sounding shrill and disconnected, like Mrs. Clinton does. They're both grandmothers. I think Fiorina's grandchildren got the best of the bargain between these two women. SERIOUS and SUBSTANTIVE: - Bret Baier Interview With Carly Fiorina 9:00 that will hold your interest. SUPERFICIAL and SECRETIVE: - Kara Swisher Interview With Hillary Clinton 30:00 "..get people into a nice warm purple space."
  • President Says ISIS Camp in Mexico Vindicates His Amnesty Policy [semi-satire]

    04/18/2015 1:29:38 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-New/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 April 2015 | John Semmens
    President Obama says that evidence that the Islamic State has opened a training camp in Mexico, just a few miles from El Paso on the Texas border, vindicates his decision to grant expedited amnesty to illegal immigrants from Latin America. "We've all seen the atrocities these terrorists are capable of," the President observed. "Who can blame Mexicans for fleeing? To deny these refugees sanctuary would be inhumane. To deport them would be cruel and unusual punishment. To delay their integration into our society merely on the grounds that Congress has failed to enact the necessary legislation would be barbaric." Obama...
  • ECHOES OF BENGHAZI PART ONE

    04/17/2015 8:29:05 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies
    fix Bayonets ^ | Wednesday, March 4, 2015 | DANNY JEFFREY
    I had thought, hoped, that I had finished writing about Benghazi, but alas, that is not meant to be. Daily, new evidence is emerging that validates my earlier theory about what truly occurred there, a theory that I have long hoped was in error as the implications of it are so sordid that it has cost me all of the faith that I once had in the human race. In light of the now emerging evidence I must once again address the issue as there is much that must be understood by all with the courage and intestinal fortitude to...
  • Now it’s the Bible that’s sexist

    04/17/2015 8:57:27 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/17/15 | Judi Mcleod
    According to Pentagon zombies: The 24,000-employee U.S. Pentagon which, like many government agencies, can only lay claim to having roughly 20 percent of females on staff, is on a crash course to take down the Bible, the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence—because all three “contribute to modern sexism”. Why wait for the enemy to finish off the nation’s three top historical treasures when you can do it right at home in the safety of the Defense Department? Barack Obama’s gutting of the military seems to have left mostly sexism-sniffing zombies sitting behind Pentagon desks. Now that the Marxists...
  • Sweden's Ceaseless Far-Left Bent a Result of Guilt from Shameful (Covert) Nazi Collaboration?

    04/17/2015 8:55:13 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 9 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 17 April 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Just like with Germany-in-general (and Gunter Grass in particular) Sweden's obsessive liberalism -especially regarding minorities/immigration- could be understood as enduring societal guilt for their forefathers' close collaboration with the Nazis while cowardly claiming to be 'neutral'... Sweden's role as Nazi Germany's key iron ore supplier has been dismissed -as Swiss banking often was- as mere 'commercial' transactions, but it's hard to explain-away new information in a just-released book detailing how the Swedish government assisted the Wehrmacht's invasion of neighboring Norway by offering Sweden's national railways to ferry troops and equipment north, which were then used to defeat the British at Narvik (leading...
  • No, Ted Cruz, the 2nd Amendment doesn’t protect your right to rebellion

    04/17/2015 8:02:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 114 replies
    AMERICAblog ^ | April 17, 2015 | Jon Green
    Yesterday, TalkingPointsMemo reported that Texas Senator Ted Cruz sent an email to supporters urging them to send him money to make him president so that he could, as president, protect their right to violently overthrow the president. As the email read: The 2nd Amendment to the Constitution isn’t for just protecting hunting rights, and it’s not only to safeguard your right to target practice. It is a Constitutional right to protect your children, your family, your home, our lives, and to serve as the ultimate check against governmental tyranny — for the protection of liberty Cruz’s assertion was so absurd...
  • MS: Governor Signs 90% Constitutional Carry on April 10th (SB 2394)

    04/17/2015 5:15:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    How do we classify Mississippi now?  In Mississippi, you do not need a license to carry a handgun openly.   Under very liberal restrictions, you will not need a license to carry a handgun concealed.  The new law goes into effect on 1 July, 2015, in two and a half months.  From the NRA-ILA: Late Thursday, Governor Phil Bryant (R) signed Senate Bill 2394, a bill prioritized for passage by Lt. Governor Tate Reeves and sponsored by Sen. Terry Burton (R), and Senate Bill 2619, sponsored by Sen. Haskins Montgomery (D), into law.  These two measures make critical pro-Second Amendment reforms, including a clarification that...
  • The Revolver of Reason vs. The Pen of Progressivism

    04/16/2015 2:10:53 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 5 replies
    Self | 4/16/15 | Me
    Any mass shooting in America, let alone a single murder, is without a doubt a grotesque reminder of the evil that lurks in our communities. However, as much as I unconditionally grieve for the victims and their families, I refuse to blame an inanimate object rather than the actual lawbreaker. Liberals live to shamelessly politicize such tragedies – immediately blaming the NRA or Tea Party – hoping our Second Amendment rights will be ripped away by an inescapable vacuum of mass hysteria and mob justice. The same Constitutional terrorists who can’t keep gangs off the streets, or drug dealers out...
  • R. Lee Ermey says he’s gonna vote for TED CRUZ

    04/16/2015 2:03:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | April 16, 2015
    This is just a short clip I found of R. Lee Ermey at the NRA convention (I believe) saying that he’s gonna vote for Ted Cruz: (VIDEO-AT-LINK)If Ted Cruz is good enough for Gunny, then you know he’s right for America.
  • ISIS Has Camps On U.S. Border, But Obama Says ‘Right-Wing Extremists' Are Greatest Terror Threat

    04/16/2015 1:46:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    TEC ^ | 04/15/2015 | Michael Snyder
    ISIS camps have now been discovered directly across the U.S. border with Mexico, ISIS operatives have been captured illegally entering the United States, and ISIS is threatening to conduct a massive campaign of terror against U.S. targets, and yet Barack Obama and his underlings continue to insist that “right-wing extremists” are the greatest terror threat that this nation is facing. One recent survey found that 84 percent of all Americans believe that ISIS is a “direct threat to the USA”, but Obama refuses to secure our borders and he is even allowing dozens of American citizens that fought for ISIS...
  • A Sniper Speaks - Caylen Wojcik

    04/16/2015 10:31:00 AM PDT · by w1n1
    AShooting Journal ^ | 4/16/2015 | Frank Jardim
    Caylen Wojcik was a U.S. Marine Corps scout sniper for eight years as a trainer and warrior. He served as the chief sniper in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II, conducting 100 sniper missions until he was seriously wounded during Operation Phantom Fury. He returned to training duties during his recovery and now works in the private sector for Magpul Industries as its director of training of Precision Rifle Operations. He is a man who knows what it’s like to be behind a sniper rifle in battle. Read the sniper interview here.
  • Bergdahl’s Biggest Worry Is Rare ‘Misbehavior Before the Enemy’ Charge

    04/16/2015 1:38:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Foreign Policy Magazine's The Cable Blog ^ | March 30, 2015 | Kate Brannen
    n addition to desertion, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl faces an unusual charge: misbehavior before the enemy. Of the two, it is the far more serious charge, carrying with it a maximum punishment of life behind bars, a dishonorable discharge, a reduction in rank, and the loss of the tens of thousands of dollars of pay and benefits Bergdahl earned after joining the military over six years ago. The misbehavior charge is so rare that there aren’t many examples of how the military justice system has handled it in the past. The Army said that it had such a case in...
  • UN Security Council Approves Yemen Sanctions and Arms Embargo Resolution

    04/15/2015 5:58:19 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/15/15 | Joseph Klein
    If Iran defies the Yemen arms embargo. it will have demonstrated its utter contempt for any international constraints, which should give Congress and Obama administration even more pause in expecting Iran to ever allow access The United Nations Security Council approved on April 14th a resolution regarding the situation in Yemen. The resolution, which was adopted by a vote of 14 in favor, with only Russia abstaining, strongly condemned the Iran-backed Houthi rebels and demanded that all Yemeni parties resume UN-brokered negotiations on a transition to democracy. The resolution, reaffirmed the Security Council’s support for the “legitimacy” of Abdo Rabbo...