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  • Feminist tries to get Veterans Fired over TWITTER!(video)

    04/15/2014 7:24:14 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4/15/2014 | Thunderf00t
    Video Linky Here
  • 5 Two-Man Teams Who Took on Whole Armies (And Won)(foul language)

    04/15/2014 2:29:59 PM PDT · by BBell · 12 replies
    cracked.com ^ | April 14, 2014 | Xavier Jackson, Jorden Weir
    As awful as war is, it has a way of bonding people. Once you've dragged a bleeding dude to safety or slowly walked away from an explosion together, well, nobody can take that away from you. We'd imagine that goes double for these guys, who found themselves having to pretty much fight the g$*&@#^%d battle themselves.
  • Manning's conviction, 35-year sentence upheld

    04/14/2014 12:31:33 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 21 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 4/14/14 | By DAVID DISHNEAU
    Manning's conviction, 35-year sentence upheld By DAVID DISHNEAU An Army general has upheld Private Chelsea Manning's conviction and 35-year prison sentence for giving reams of classified U.S. government information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, the Army said Monday. The approval by Maj. Gen. Jeffery S. Buchanan, commander of the Military District of Washington, clears the way for an automatic appeal of the case to the Army Court of Criminal Appeals. Manning's appellate lawyers said Sunday that they expect their appeal to focus on issues including alleged misuse of the Espionage Act.
  • New US Navy Destroyer Zumwalt Christened in Maine

    04/13/2014 8:31:03 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 57 replies
    abc | April 12, 2014 | ALANNA DURKIN
    The U.S. Navy on Saturday christened the first ship of its newest class of destroyers, a more than $3 billion, 610-foot-long warship sporting advanced technology and a stealthy shape designed to minimize its visibility on enemy radar and reduce the size of its crew. ... Among the 15,000-ton warship's cutting-edge features are a composite deckhouse with hidden radar and sensors and an angular shape that officials say will allow it to be confused for a small fishing boat on radars. It also sports wave-piercing hull designed to reduce the ship's wake. It's the first U.S. ship to use electric propulsion...
  • America's New Robot Army

    04/12/2014 2:36:31 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 14 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 12 April 2014
    Pictorial + Text - Includes "K-MAX Cargo UAS" - "Zumwalt-class destroyer" - "Squad Mission Support System" - "X-47B" - "Modular Advanced Armed Robotic System" - "MQ-4C Triton"
  • The 5,400mph superweapon: 'Star Wars' gun can fire shells at seven times speed of sound through

    04/11/2014 5:31:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 67 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 10, 2014 | David Williams
    A lethal new weapon that can fire a shell at seven times the speed of sound has been successfully tested on land. Described as ‘Star Wars technology’ by researchers, such a device has belonged solely to the world of science fiction for decades. But now it is close to a reality with sea trials on a US warship planned in two years.
  • Idiot Sgt. Major Michael Barrett Pushes for Lower Pay for Marines Saying “It Will Raise Discipline”

    04/10/2014 5:01:45 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 59 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4-10-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Sgt. Major Michael Barrett greets Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. (American Military News) Idiot Sgt. Major Michael Barrett, the highest enlisted member of the US Marine Corps, told Congress Marines don’t need higher pay. Barrett said he believes lower pay will “raise discipline.” Nice job looking out for your brothers, Sergeant Major. American Military News reported: The highest enlisted member of the United States Marine Corps said that lowering salary of Marines will “raise discipline” and make Marines less wasteful. The comments come as a debate in Washington talks about cutting active duty member pay in order to make sharp...
  • John Wayne's "The Alamo" in 8.5 minutes with Original Soundtrack

    04/10/2014 3:59:36 PM PDT · by South40 · 9 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWmr0Afr4f8
  • Went the Day Well? (1942 movie)

    04/09/2014 3:28:22 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 15 replies
    Tonight on Turner Classic Movies a film named as one of the "100 Greatest War Films" in Britain, "Went the Day Well"--This film has consistent suspense, worthy of Alfred Hitchcock ! It was released in 1943, when the war with Germany was raging. If you're fond of older British movies you'll recognize some fine actors: Leslie Banks, David Farrar, Thora Hird, Basil Sydney, Mervyn Johns. The film is a well-constructed piece of stirring, patriotic wartime propaganda. ....Midnight EDT. .....;
  • Fort Hood Mother to Congress: Why Am I Better Armed Than My Son?

    04/08/2014 11:23:23 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/07/2014 | Awr Hawkins
    On April 6th, Lynda Voyles-Konecny said concealed carry allows her to be better armed than her son who was 100 feet from the Fort Hood shooter on April 2nd. She is asking Congress to change this. According to Huntsville, Alabama's WHNT 19, Voyles-Konecny said military personnel "defend us overseas, but they're defenseless at bases." She continued, "They're trained. They know the rules of engagement, we send them off to war, they have their guns, they come home, and then [their guns are] taken away from them on their home bases." Voyles-Konecny said every member of her family carries a concealed...
  • Was the Fort Hood memorial delayed so Obama could do his "equal pay" crap?

    04/08/2014 9:19:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    4/8/14 | sff
    I see Dear Reader, six years after seizing power, has SUDDENLY discovered how much he cares about women and wages. But three days ago, he could barely be bothered with the murder of our soldiers. Fundraising was of paramount importance. Now I see he is going to attend the memorial service at Fort Hood TOMORROW. Seems reasonable to me that for something that happened late last week would not wait until WEDNESDAY for a service. Looks to me like Fort Hood was FORCED to not hold a service until it was convenient for Obamugabe. What do you think?
  • Daughter Interested in Joining the Military

    04/07/2014 5:35:52 PM PDT · by MacMattico · 113 replies
    Me
    Wow. My daughter is 16, an A student and interested in possibly joining the military. While this fills me with great pride, and my family has a history of male members in the navy and Marine Corp, this kind of blew my mind. Not in a bad way, I guess it's just amazing, wonderful and scary all at the same time coming from MY daughter! I was wondering if anybody would like to share any and everything they know about their daughter or females in general in the military. At this point she is thinking of an eventual career in...
  • Hear: Russian ambassadors talk about next annexing parts of U.S., world

    04/06/2014 1:17:28 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 30 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 4/6/2014 | David Harding
    After Crimea, what next? In an unauthenticated audio, Ambassadors Chubarov and Sergei Bakharev laugh about taking over areas in Alaska, Venice, Scotland, Catalonia and Miami. Watch out, the Russians are coming! ... The pair...joke that Russia will take control of Alaska, Venice, Scotland and Catalonia, a region of Spain which wants a vote on independence, reports The Guardian {link at URL]... The recording has been posted on Youtube, reports The Guardian [link at URL] ...
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, April 6th, 2014.

    04/06/2014 5:01:59 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 61 replies
    Gun Talk Radio Network ^ | 4/6/2014 | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Gun Talk Radio 4/06/2014, 08:00-11:00pm EST
  • The Incredibly Stupid One at the Hanoi Hilton

    04/06/2014 1:17:50 PM PDT · by Twotone · 23 replies
    Cherries Writer ^ | March 17, 2014 | Dick "Beak" Stratton
    It was a warmer than usual summer day in Clark, South Dakota when a rather large and ungainly young man, a recent high school graduate, set about finding his way in the world. The salivating Navy recruiter asked the youngster what it would take to have him sign up: “why, I’d like to go to Australia.” It was as good as done. After all, in 1966, if you were lucky enough to ship out on the USS Canberra, more likely than not, during the course of your hitch, there will be a port call to the ship’s namesake— Canberra, Australia.
  • ‘Turn,’ AMC’s New Series About America’s First Spy Ring, Is A Visually Arresting Historical Epic

    04/06/2014 9:42:14 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 79 replies
    The new AMC series Turn, which premieres April 6, is bewildering at first. We’re dropped smack in the middle of British-occupied New York. The year is 1776, and Abraham Woodhull (Jamie Bell) is scraping by as a cabbage farmer and sometime innkeeper in Setauket, Long Island. He’s husband to Mary (Meegan Warner), and father to a young child. His father, Richard (Kevin McNally), is a local magistrate loyal to George III. Then the scene shifts. We’re now in New Jersey. A stunning overhead shot reveals a sprawling field of bluecoat rebel bodies lying next to a pool dyed red with...
  • Terrific! Batteries on Missing #MH370 Black Box Were [NOT!] Expired, Due to Be Replaced

    04/05/2014 10:18:12 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 71 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 4-5-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Malaysian officials admitted Saturday that the batteries on the black box of missing flight MH370 were expired and due to be replaced. The plane has been missing for 28 days. A Malaysia Airlines (MAS) MH370 flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing has lost contact with Subang Air Traffic Control at 2.40am, 8th March 2014. The plane was carrying a total number of 227 passengers including two infants and twelve crew members. The Strait Times reported: Malaysia Airlines chief executive officer (CEO) Ahmad Jauhari Yahya today confirmed that the batteries of the black box pingers of the missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS)...
  • Russia Returns Lend-Lease WWII Bomber Debris to US

    04/04/2014 7:04:15 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 35 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | April 3, 2014 | Andrei Marmyshev
    KRASNOYARSK, April 3 (RIA Novosti) Andrei Marmyshev - Fragments of a US bomber that crashed near the Russian city Krasnoyarsk in southern Siberia during World War II have been delivered to San Francisco, where they will form part of a memorial commemorating pilots who lost their lives in the war, a historian in Krasnoyarsk told RIA Novosti. "San Francisco is planning to set up a memorial to pilots who died during the Second World War. The fragments of the Boston bomber will also be used," said Lt. Col. Vyacheslav Filippov, an aviation officer and historian. "For example, they are going...
  • God Bless Delta Baggage Handlers

    04/04/2014 10:02:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 2/13/2014 | Unknown
    Link only: http://www.youtube.com/embed/c_VGxfmDmEo>
  • Russian spies in Ukraine (translated from the original Ukrainian)

    04/03/2014 9:24:17 PM PDT · by Ivan Mazepa · 7 replies
    Tyzhden.ua ^ | April 1, 2014
    During the month of March, SBU (Security Service of Ukraine) uncovered at least eight cases of espionage and sabotage attributed to subversive groups of visiting "Putin tourists" who tried to destabilize the situation in Ukraine and the upcoming presidential election.(The article is a summary, where each case has a link to the full length news story. Dated April 1 2014, it appeared on “The Ukrainian Week” website. Translated from Ukrainian) In the evening on March 10 in Donetsk, police and SBU had detained a person from the Russian Military Intelligence. Later it turned out, that the detainee was a citizen...
  • Moms Demand Action dancing in the blood of murdered Fort Hood Soldiers

    04/03/2014 9:12:47 PM PDT · by RetiredNavy · 25 replies
    Moms demand action email | 4/3/14 | Shannon Watts
    Military families shouldn't have to fear for their lives here at home -- especially on a major U.S. Army base. But just yesterday, another horrific mass shooting rocked the community of Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas. This is the second mass shooting at Fort Hood in five years. Our thoughts and prayers are with the community and with the families of those who were killed and wounded. Please send your personal message of support, and we'll make sure it is delivered to the families affected by the Fort Hood shooting. In the days ahead, we'll learn the details of this...
  • Lest we forget

    04/02/2014 4:45:01 PM PDT · by Marie · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5NOV09 | Obama
    Let us not forget how our fearless leader reacted to the LAST Ft. Hood shooting.
  • Should women be serving on the front lines in combat?

    04/02/2014 4:07:39 PM PDT · by TheProducer · 52 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | 4/2/2014 | Austin Petersen
    The Freedom Report podcast today takes on the issue of female marine officer candidates who can't pass the physical requirements to serve in combat roles. Although 3 enlisted female marines have reportedly passed the less rigorous infantry training course, no women have been able to make it through the stricter infantry officer course. In a piece for the Washington Post, Second Lt. Sage Santangelo argues that the reason that female officers are not passing the test is because they are not being trained to the same standards as men. She believes that women are more than capable of doing the...
  • Could it be the SR-72? ..mysterious object photographed flying over Texas is spy plane..

    04/02/2014 6:00:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 1, 2014 | Ashley Collman and Mark Prigg
    A retired Marine with nearly two decades of aviation experience has stepped forward with a compelling theory about a mysterious plane that was spotted flying over Texas last month. On March 10, photographers Steve Douglass and Dean Muskett took pictures of three puzzling aircraft flying over Amarillo, and posted them online in hopes of identifying the planes. Retired-Marine James Vineyard has submitted one of the more interesting explanations, telling the Houston Chronicle he believes they are SR-72 Blackbirds - a spy plane that can cross the U.S. in less than an hour, unmanned.
  • British sniper in Afghanistan kills six Taliban with one bullet

    04/01/2014 8:00:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 04/01/2014 | By Holly Watt
    A British sniper in Afghanistan killed six insurgents with a single bullet after hitting the trigger switch of a suicide bomber whose device then exploded, The Telegraph has learnt. The 20-year-old marksman, a Lance Corporal in the Coldstream Guards, hit his target from 930 yards (850 metres) away, killing the suicide bomber and five others around him caught in the blast. The incident in Kakaran in southern Afghanistan happened in December but has only now been disclosed as Britain moves towards the withdrawal of all combat soldiers by the end of the year. Lt Col Richard Slack, commanding officer of...
  • Awesome rifles: The best and the baddest [Gun Porn]

    04/01/2014 6:04:43 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 01, 2014 | WashTimes
    For your enjoyment
  • Women in peacekeeping [UN]

    03/30/2014 1:54:13 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 16 replies
    United Nations ^ | 27 March 2014
    As peacekeeping has evolved to encompass a broader humanitarian approach, women have become increasingly part of the peacekeeping family. Click on the image to see the full infographic Women are deployed in all areas – police, military and civilian – and have made a positive impact on peacekeeping environments, both in supporting the role of women in building peace and protecting women's rights. In all fields of peacekeeping, women peacekeepers have proven that they can perform the same roles, to the same standards and under the same difficult conditions, as their male counterparts. It is an operational imperative that we...
  • The Man of Men: Living through work, sweat and mud

    03/29/2014 10:19:12 PM PDT · by SZonian · 4 replies
    KVVU Fox 5 ^ | Feb 28, 2014 | Rick Portier
    WATSON, LA (WAFB) - On a rainy Monday afternoon, the buzz of air-powered tools rattled through the garage at CSC Lifts, Liners, and Accessories. The experienced hands of Darrell Carmena applied just the right pressure to make the tools sing. It was a song he has played since he left the US Air Force in 1974. During the Vietnam era, Carmena re-skinned damaged aircraft with shiny new aluminum. These days, he turns small trucks into monsters. Carmena said the Ford F-350 on his rack that day is for a very special person. When he is finished, it will be a...
  • I need ideas for a bumper sticker against Carol Che-Porter

    03/29/2014 11:57:11 AM PDT · by Little Bill · 15 replies
    Self | 3/29/2014 | Self
    My illness over the stunts pulled during the last election and my disgust with the NH Spineless party has kind of worn off so I need help. Carol Che-Porter is a disgusting liberal bag lapper and possibly a clam digger. She lied about her support of Veterans and most every thing else, name an issue and she will lie about it. I am a Life Member of the VFW and we tossed the VFW PAC because we were infiltrated by lefties, scum. The Department Commander almost had a stroke when they endorsed her. Now is the time to retire Che,...
  • US Army's new grooming standards called racially biased

    03/29/2014 8:31:21 AM PDT · by Mandingo Conservative · 54 replies
    http://america.aljazeera.com ^ | March 28 2014 | The Stream Team
    The U.S. Army is coming under fire for changes to its appearance and grooming standards, which some say discriminates against black women who wear their hair natural...Within and outside of the Army, women of color have been calling the guidelines racially biased. A White House petition has amassed more than 3,000 signatures to date requesting that the Army reconsider...Unauthorized hairstyles now include twists, dreadlocks, Afros and braids that are more than a quarter-inch thick – styles commonly worn by many African-American women...Army veteran "Tonya" [name has been changed to protect identity], who has dreadlocks...
  • Recently Home Soldier Disguises Himself As A Football Player To Surprise His Son On The Field

    03/28/2014 8:30:32 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 16 replies
    Recently Home Soldier Disguises Himself As A Football Player To Surprise His Son On The Field Get those hankies ready
  • Mary Landrieu Uses Her Political Power Against Louisianans

    03/28/2014 7:55:45 AM PDT · by chemicalman · 3 replies
    Rob Maness for US Senate ^ | 3/28/2014 | Col. Rob Maness (USAF, ret.)
    Madisonville, LA - Col. Rob Maness (USAF, ret.), the conservative candidate running against Mary Landrieu for the United States Senate, today blasted Sen. Mary Landrieu's support of anti-energy bureaucrat Rhea Suh for a high profile position in the Obama Administration, saying it is conclusive proof that Mary Landrieu will use her new leadership role to destroy jobs and advance Obama's agenda and his favorite Washington bureaucrats, killing jobs and reducing opportunities for people to provide for themselves and their families. "Rhea Suh is being promoted by the most anti-energy Administration we've ever had specifically because she has been instrumental in...
  • Civilian who killed Sailor at Naval Station Norfolk identified

    03/28/2014 6:36:00 AM PDT · by wtd · 34 replies
    WTKR ^ | March 27, 2014 | Holly Henry, Reed Andrews and Marissa Jasek
    Civilian who killed Sailor at Naval Station Norfolk identified "Norfolk, Va. – The civilian gunman accused of killing a sailor aboard the destroyer Mahan on Monday night before being fatally shot is Jeffrey Tyrone Savage, the Navy announced on Thursday. The Navy says Savage, 35, drove his 2002 Freightliner through Gate 5 just after 11 p.m. He then went to Pier 1 and left the truck and tried to get onto the USS Mahan. He was stopped by security there and that’s when a struggle started. They say Savage disarmed a petty officer of the watch and Savage then used...
  • Artillery Solutions: Hawkeye 105mm Weapon System (And you can mount it into your truck!)

    03/27/2014 10:13:01 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 41 replies
    Mandus Group ^ | Current | Mandus Group
    Youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y042UlZRxEo The Hawkeye 105mm Weapon System is a lightweight, modular, high-performance howitzer designed to be integrated with many types of combat transportation. By utilizing emerging technologies, it will set the standard for light artillery in the areas of firepower, tactical mobility, strategic deployability and command and control. The Hawkeye will be a superior alternative to existing weapon systems such as the 106mm Recoilless Rifle, 120mm Mortar, and other 105mm artillery systems due to its low cost precision strike capability. The Hawkeye has incorporated a groundbreaking modular design. Due to its lightweight and low recoil forces it can be...
  • Heading to Anchorage Alaska. Any Freeper hangouts?

    03/26/2014 10:16:42 PM PDT · by An American in Turkiye · 10 replies
    An American in Turkiye
    I am retiring 1 September from the USAF. My wife has 7 years left as an ICU nurse. Just found out she has orders to Elmendorf AFB! We are super excited! Any FReeper hangouts there? Any incoming advice, i.e housing market, awesome places to check out, best salmon fishing, hiking trails, etc? I am currently at Travis AFB, California. So happy to leave this screwed up blue state and move to a red one.
  • Police: Taco Bell Customer in Fremont "Belligerent," Arrested After Fatal Motorcycle Accident

    03/26/2014 2:53:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 | Christie Smith, Shelby Hansen and Kris Sanchez
    U.S. Marine who just returned from Afghanistan identified as victimFremont police arrested a 23-year-old man after they say he acted in a "belligerent" manner inside a Taco Bell on Tuesday morning, fled from officers, then slammed into a utility pole, killing a motorcyclist during his attempted escape. Bystanders identified that motorcyclist as a Marine who just returned home from Afghanistan. His name has not been made public. The intersection of Decoto Road and Fremont Boulevard was shut down for hours as investigators combed the scene for evidence. Debris was scattered all over the road. The intersection remained closed until just...
  • Stateside Tricare Service Centers Closing April 1 link can't be posted see body

    03/25/2014 1:09:04 PM PDT · by GailA · 10 replies
    Military.com ^ | na | NA
    http://m.military.com/daily-news/2014/01/14/stateside-tricare-service-centers-closing-april-1.htm All stateside Tricare in-person service centers will be closing April 1, Tricare officials recently confirmed.
  • South Korea to buy 40 F-35 fighter jets from Lockheed Martin

    03/24/2014 6:42:27 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 5 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Mar 24, 2014 | By Steve Campbell
    South Korea has formally decided to purchase 40 F-35 stealth fighter jets for $6.7 billion, South Korea and Lockheed Martin officials announced Monday. The commitment by South Korea, which is boosting its air defenses amid ongoing tensions in the Pacific region, marks a "big day" for the F-35 program in Fort Worth, said Steve O'Bryan, Lockheed's vice president for F-35 business development. "This is a two-year process that Korea held, an open competition where they looked at capabilities, their defense needs, the price as well as the timing and they chose the F-35. It was another open, transparent process that...
  • The Planet’s Best Stealth Fighter Isn’t Made in America

    03/24/2014 7:04:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | March 24, 2014 | Bill Sweetman
    In 2005, Lockheed Martin labeled the F-35, the stealthy new jet they were building for the Pentagon, as a “fifth-generation” fighter. Ironically, it was a term that they had borrowed from Russia to describe a different stealthy fighter, the F-22. But the term caught on. Some of Lockheed’s rivals tumbled into this rhetorical trap and tried to argue that “fourth-generation” was just as capable—whether it is true or not, making such a case is an uphill struggle. But if “fifth-generation” means more than “the ultimate driving machine,” a sixth generation will emerge. Saab—yes, that Saab—can argue that it has built...
  • US sending more troops and aircraft to hunt Ugandan war lord Kony

    03/24/2014 6:11:25 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 49 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 3/24/14 | unknown
    <p>President Obama is committing more military resources, including aircraft and special operations forces, to the hunt for notorious African warlord Joseph Kony.</p> <p>Early Monday, the White House confirmed a Washington Post report that the U.S. was sending "associated support personnel," and a "limited number" of CV-22 Osprey aircraft to assist local forces in their long-running battle against Kony's Lord's Resistance Army, or LRA. Obama sent about 100 U.S. troops to help the African forces in 2011.</p>
  • New RevWar TV series on AMC: "Turn," about Gen. Washington's Long Island spy network.

    03/23/2014 2:43:39 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 43 replies
    AMC ^ | March 23, 2014 | Anon
    It looks really, really good from the previews/website. I don't want to go beyond crazy here, but it seems to have a slant that Freepers would like. We can only hope...From their website:"Based on Alexander Rose’s book Washington’s Spies, AMC’s TURN tells the untold story of America’s first spy ring. A historical thriller set during the Revolutionary War, TURN centers on Abe Woodhull (Jamie Bell), a farmer living in British-occupied Long Island who bands together with his childhood friends to form the Culper Ring -- an unlikely team of secret agents who not only went on to help George Washington...
  • Interview with a retired Ukrainian general about current events

    03/23/2014 8:40:33 AM PDT · by Ivan Mazepa · 12 replies
    Tyzhden.ua ^ | March 13 2014 | Bogdan Butkeych
    Mykola Melnyk: "Psychology of a cop and a soldier are fundamentally different" The former first deputy head of military intelligence and one of the founders of the National Guard of Ukraine discusses how the country will be defending itself from the Russian invasion. (Article is dated March 13 2014, Bogdan Butkevych for the “The Ukrainian Week”) Mykola Melnyk was one of the men from the old patriotic military, who in record time in 1991 created the new Ukrainian army and kept the country away from conflicts, until the present time that is. He rose to the rank of lieutenant general,...
  • Fighting the Great War

    03/23/2014 6:40:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 3/22/2014 | Michael Auslin
    .......there is in the United States only one memorial and museum dedicated to the Great War. Located in Kansas City, Mo., the Liberty Memorial and National World War I Museum opened in December 2006 and is a state-of-the-art tour de force.
  • Eagle Forum and Phyllis Schlafly Endorse Rob Maness

    03/22/2014 9:28:27 PM PDT · by chemicalman · 5 replies
    robmaness.com ^ | Saturday, March 22, 2014 | Jon Meadows
    Madisonville, LA - Col. Rob Maness (USAF, ret.), the conservative candidate running against Mary Landrieu for the United States Senate, is honored to accept the endorsement of Eagle Forum, the nation's leading organization in the fight to preserve traditional values. "Phyllis Schlafly's long-standing, proven commitment to limited government, national sovereignty, and traditional American values is truly remarkable," Maness said. "Phyllis Schlafly and Eagle Forum understand that there has been a dangerous increase in the federal government's power and a retreat from the traditional values that created a country of strong individuals, families, churches, and communities. "As Louisiana's senator, I will...
  • So what if Putin says he wants Alaska back?

    03/22/2014 11:02:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 77 replies
    SFF
    Just wondering what would happen....never say never, right? How tepid would the USA react? What if Putin said he just wanted "this island" of Alaska's, or "that small region"? He might say Peter the Great did not represent the will of the Russian people when he sold the land to William Seward on behalf of the United States.... What would the nation do? What would the regime do? What would you do?
  • Duck Dynasty Stars Surprise 10-Year-Old in a Warehouse – Reunite Him with His Military Dad

    03/22/2014 9:34:36 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 4 replies
    ijreview.com ^ | march 22, 2014
    Willie and Kori Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” helped make a military homecoming very special for one kid who thought he was just touring the “Duck Commander” warehouse, but found an unsuspected surprise – his father a week early from his last tour of duty in Afghanistan. Master Sergeant Scott Schreck  returned home after a 7-month deployment in Afghanistan, meeting his 10-year-old son in a reunion that he emotionally called “a special one, a good memory.” Willie Robertson and the other Duck Dynasty stars had met Schreck last Christmas at a USO tour, and that memory encouraged them to accept this homecoming idea...
  • Two Canadians killed in Kabul hotel attack

    03/22/2014 5:55:41 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 1 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | March 21, 2014 | Bill Kaufmann
    CALGARY — The Calgary woman who was killed by Taliban gunmen in a luxury hotel in Kabul Thursday was devoted to peace and wasn't afraid, her grieving brother said Friday. Zeenab Kassam, 57, one of two Canadians killed in the attack, had been teaching English to girls and boys as an aid group volunteer in Afghanistan's capital city for the past year and a half and didn't express fear, Karim-Aly Kassam said. "This is not about the Afghan people, this is about a small, extreme minority of very dangerous people who've found a home in Afghanistan," Kassam said. "She was...
  • 1967 Corvette with 2,996 miles to be offered at auction

    03/21/2014 10:39:13 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 83 replies
    autoweek.com ^ | 2-26-2014 | Jay Ramey
    People generally buy a Chevrolet Corvette planning to drive the wheels off it, but examples with absurdly low mileage have to come from somewhere. Cars suffer a small breakdown and are parked for years, owners suddenly pass away and their children don't know what to do with the cars, vehicles get donated to museums... the list of usual suspects for something like this is pretty limited. But the story of this unrestored and completely original 1967 Chevrolet Corvette with just 2,996 miles on the clock is a new one for us. Here's what we know: Don McNamara turned 30 in...
  • World War I Claims Two More Casualties ... in 2014

    03/20/2014 7:23:24 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 19 March 2014 | Luke Garratt
    First World War bomb kills two construction site workers 100 years after it was fired at Belgian battlefield • Armament was disturbed and exploded evacuation works at the site • Killed two and injured two, all construction workers working in the area • This area of Belgium is rife with unexploded bombs from the Great War • It is the former Flanders battleground where many shells were fired A First World War bomb killed two construction site workers when it exploded 100 years after being fired at a Belgian battlefield. The bomb had laid dormant for a century at an...
  • US Air Force Space Surveillance Satellite Bumps NASA’s long awaited Orion Launch to Dec. 2014

    03/20/2014 8:10:28 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | March 19, 2014 | Ken Kremer on
    The urgent need by the US Air Force to launch a pair of previously classified Space Situational Awareness satellites into Earth orbit this year on an accelerated schedule has bumped the inaugural blastoff of NASA’s highly anticipated Orion pathfinder manned capsule from September to December 2014. It’s a simple case of US national security taking a higher priority over the launch of NASA’s long awaited unmanned Orion test flight on the Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) mission. The EFT-1 flight is NASA’s first concrete step towards sending human crews on Beyond Earth Orbit (BEO) missions since the finale of the Apollo...