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  • US Special Forces funds drug that can put soldiers injured on the battlefield into hibernation

    11/26/2014 8:33:25 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 11-26-14 | Mark Prigg
    US Special Forces working with James Cook University in Australia. Drug aims to raise the heart and blood pressure into a 'survival window' low enough to reduce blood loss, but high enough to prevent brain injury. Human trials expected to begin within a year.
  • Last Vietnam War Draftee Retires After 42 Years In Army

    11/26/2014 12:09:10 PM PST · by re_tail20 · 39 replies ^ | November 10, 2014 | F. Peter Brown
    Chief Warrant Officer 5 Ralph E. Rigby just became the last Vitenam War draftee to leave the Army. He retired after 42 years spent there. Rigby always had a love for vehicles and had just started his own mechanic shop when he received a draft notice during the Vietnam War. His first, joking response to the message was: “I don’t have to put up with this! I can just move to Canada like everyone else, and avoid all of this.” His mother, though, had this message for him: “No Way! You are not a quitter. We do not quit in...
  • Off-the-shelf fix for veteran hospital waiting lines

    11/26/2014 11:17:18 AM PST · by 54fighting · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/26/14 | Todd Berkley
    Off-the-shelf fix for veteran hospital waiting lines “To care for him who shall have borne the battle and his widow and orphan”. This Abraham Lincoln quote on a plaque in front of the Veterans Administration building is a succinct mission for the VA. Our veterans have earned our best efforts toward this end. Congress recently acted in a rare bi-partisan fashion to ease the scandalous backlog. Nine million “Veterans Choice” cards allow access to care outside the VA for veterans living at least 40 miles from a VA facility or on very long wait lists. I applaud the efforts of...
  • Does China have a SUPERSONIC drone? Claims secret 'Dark Sword' project may already have flown

    11/25/2014 5:41:23 AM PST · by C19fan · 3 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 25, 2014 | Sarah Griffiths and Mark Prigg
    It is a battle to send a drone supersonic - and pits China against Britain. Experts have claimed that China's drone, called Dark Sword, is under secret development. It was unveiled in 2006 at an airshow, but has since disappeared from public view.
  • APNewsBreak: VA fires Phoenix hospital director

    11/24/2014 3:16:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 24, 2014 5:29 PM EST | Matthew Daly
    The head of the troubled Phoenix veterans’ hospital was fired Monday as the Veterans Affairs Department continued its crackdown on wrongdoing in the wake of a nationwide scandal over long wait times for veterans seeking medical care and falsified records covering up the delays. Sharon Helman, director of the Phoenix VA Health Care System, was ousted nearly seven months after she and two high-ranking officials were placed on administrative leave amid an investigation into allegations that 40 veterans died while awaiting treatment at the hospital. Helman had led the giant Phoenix facility, which treats more than 80,000 veterans a year,...
  • America’s Scorpion Jet Fighter Could Fly in Asia and Africa (WSJ Photo)

    11/24/2014 6:32:53 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal via Medium War is Boring ^ | November 22, 2014 | Thomas Newdick
    When Textron AirLand first announced the Scorpion—a lightweight surveillance and strike aircraft—last year, it raised a few eyebrows. Now the American company is talking about the first two potential customers for the diminutive jet. Namely, Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates. Neither country has bought the Scorpion … yet. But the company is pitching the aircraft as a solution for featherweight and middle-size countries looking for an advanced combat plane that doesn’t break the bank. This is especially the case for countries that need eyes in the sky—and the ability to go after insurgents.
  • The T-34 Was a War-Winning Tank

    11/24/2014 6:30:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 60 replies
    War is Boring ^ | November 21, 2014 | Paul Richard Huard
    On June 22, 1941, Nazi German launched Operation Barbarossa, a massive attack on the Soviet Union that was the largest invasion in history. More than three million German soldiers, 150 divisions and 3,000 tanks comprised three mammoth army groups that created a front more than 1,800 miles long. The Germans expected to face an inferior enemy—the Slavs whom Adolph Hitler called untermenschen. Giddy from victories in Poland and France, Hitler and many in his military high command believed it was the destiny of Germany to invade Russia. “The end of the Jewish domination in Russia will also be the end...
  • Hitler & Fate

    11/23/2014 5:02:56 PM PST · by aMorePerfectUnion · 75 replies
    Armstrong Economics ^ | 11-23-14 | Martin Armstrong
    Hitler as a Youth "The other side of Adolf Hitler has been suddenly exposed by a letter the post office had lost all these years and suddenly delivered it to the address where he lived as a boy. The problem, they were decades too late. "Hitler wanted to be an artist. He was a painter. He applied to attend art school and waited patiently for a letter of acceptance. That letter never came and Hitler’s dream career was never to be. Was this simply fate?
  • Potential Scam - Door-to-Door

    11/23/2014 3:31:23 PM PST · by IYAS9YAS · 47 replies
    None | 11/23/2014 | Self
    Today I was visited by a young man who claimed his brother was killed in Afghanistan. He claimed his brother was a Rifleman and gave the 0311 MOS. I don't recall the unit he claimed his brother was with.Something about his story just raised a red flag.The claim was he was raising money to send care packages to troops. I thanked him, told him I was sorry about his brother, but that I wanted to check the website first.The site on his "receipts" stated the charity's site was (which I found didn't exist), but the man said it was...
  • The Gettysburg Address

    11/23/2014 1:51:47 PM PST · by aMorePerfectUnion · 47 replies
    Archives ^ | November 19,1863 | Abraham Lincoln
    The Gettysburg Address November 19, 1863 Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether...
  • Carl Gustaf 1915 Mauser

    11/22/2014 8:16:38 PM PST · by Retain Mike · 25 replies
    Self | November 23, 2014 | Self
    I have a Carl Gustaf 1915 Mauser. I rifle has threading at the end of the barrel for a blank attachment. I also have what looks like a yellow hard plastic clyinder that fits exactly over all the threading. Was this originally part of the rifle and does it ad value to it.
  • Really interesting pictures of WW2 at Iwo Jima

    11/22/2014 10:31:10 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 94 replies
    Really interesting pictures of WW2 at Iwo Jima.
  • Victoria police chief apologizes for ticket at soldier’s funeral

    11/22/2014 5:50:13 AM PST · by Don W · 31 replies
    Victoria Daily Times-Colonist ^ | Nov 19, 2014 | Jeff Bell
    Victoria Police Chief Frank Elsner wants to meet with the Integrated Road Safety Unit after a ticket issued by one of its members led to a storm of reaction on social media and in the community. Debbi Ferguson, a military veteran of 20 years, was pulled over by an IRSU officer as she and a number of other drivers accompanied the body of Pte. Steven Allen from Victoria International Airport to a funeral home on Remembrance Day. Allen, a 20-year-old Victoria High School graduate, died Nov. 3 in a training exercise in Wainwright, Alta. The traffic officer, a member of...
  • Nancy Pelosi vows to empower women… And then discriminates against a pregnant, disabled veteran.

    11/21/2014 10:24:23 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    LIVE ACTION ^ | Nov 21, 2014 | Adam Peters
    As an online writer, I come across a fair number of memes. Some of them are cleverly arranged to convey a well thought out message. There’s also ones like this: PICTURE ON LINK The sign on the left conveys an obvious fact: it’s pretty hard to hold “pro-choice” beliefs (or hold anything at all) if somebody’s already killed you. The logic behind the sign on the right, however, is a little more hazy. The second message seems to imply that holding pro-life values is somehow incompatible with being pregnant–an odd notion. For although their efforts certainly aren’t easy, pregnant woman...
  • Four Marines among those receiving citizenship

    11/18/2014 6:42:03 AM PST · by don-o · 30 replies
    MCB Quantico ^ | November 14, 2014 | John Hollis
    Sgt. Gustavo Antonio Arroliga-Lopez, a Marine recruiter in Woodbridge and a native of Nicaragua, takes the Oath of Allegiance during Monday’s naturalization ceremony at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. Four Marines were among the 26 newest citizens hailing from 20 different countries. (Photo by John Hollis ) Four Marines were among the group of 26 candidates from 20 different countries to officially become American citizens during Monday’s naturalization ceremony at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. Leon Rodriguez, the director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, administered the Oath of Allegiance and presented each of the candidates...
  • The Islam ISIS Lie

    We are all driven by our belief systems. For instance, we know Christianity can and has propelled simple men to great heights of honor and integrity in the never ending struggle against evil. I offer America as an example. ISIS fighters have a belief system too, to which they devote their lives - Islam The one answer Obama and all other apologist will never be able to answer truthfully is this. What passage in the Koran contradicts the actions of ISIS? Tell me that MF'rs!!
  • ‘Stolen’ war dog back in the US and reunited with veteran

    11/17/2014 12:19:19 PM PST · by traumer · 9 replies
    Matty’s back! Days after The Post exposed the military’s wrongful, 16-month-long separation of injured Army Spc. Brent Grommet and his war dog, Matty, the two were finally reunited on Friday. “I’m about the happiest I’ve ever been,” Grommet, 23, told The Post. Grommet and Matty, who specialized in detecting IEDs, were injured when one exploded near them in Afghanistan. Grommet came back with PTSD, traumatic brain injury, migraines, severe chronic back pain and breathing problems. Under Robby’s Law — signed by Bill Clinton in 2000 — military dog handlers have the first right to adopt their animals if injured together....
  • Navy Veteran Fired For Posting Photo on Facebook of Parked Police Cars

    11/16/2014 5:39:35 PM PST · by Tigen · 33 replies
    Argus Streaming News ^ | Nov 15, 2014 | ASN
    Mark Paffrath, a Navy Veteran was fired from his hotel job when he posted two photos and a short video of parked Homeland Security vehicals in the parking garage.
  • Designing for Seniors and Soldiers, Toward a "Silver" Architecture

    11/16/2014 2:09:46 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | 11-15-14 | Jimmy Stamp
    n a recent opinion piece in The New York Times, geriatrician Louise Aronson advocated for a new type of building, one designed with an aging population in mind, which, she suggests, might be dubbed “silver” architecture. The idea came to her after taking her father to a top-notch, “green” medical center that was surprisingly unaccommodating for older patients. Sure, sustainability is important, but a building needs to do more than perform efficiently and attract millennials. Aronson notes: Such approaches once may have made sense from a business perspective, but current demographic realities are creating financial and practical reasons to build...
  • HMCS Toronto members fight fire while on shore leave in Turkey

    11/16/2014 11:53:08 AM PST · by Snowyman · 5 replies
    HMCS Toronto crew members are being hailed as heroes after rescuing people from a fire while on shore leave in Turkey. “Six members of the crew provided first response to a fire and assisted in the evacuation of the building, saving lives,” the Department of National Defence said. It all happened in Antalya, Turkey, on Friday. The crew were in a restaurant when a fire broke out. Trained in fire fighting and first responding, they went to work.
  • John D. Byrne: The Obama experiment has run its course (failed)

    11/16/2014 7:51:01 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 14 replies
    Sudbury Town Crier ^ | November 15, 2014 | John D. Byrne
    Six years ago the White House press corps received President Obama like teenage girls at a Justin Beiber concert. His vision of hope would propel him past Franklin Delano Roosevelt as the greatest President of the people. His amnesty for 13 million illegal aliens would make him more viable than Abraham Lincoln and his three years as a U.S. Senator would give him the leadership necessary to top Washington as the greatest president in American history. [snip]
  • Bragg troops anticipate humanitarian Ebola effort

    11/16/2014 5:31:24 AM PST · by wtd · 2 replies ^ | 11/16/2014 45 minutes ago | web editor Jodi Leese Glusco
    Bragg troops anticipate humanitarian Ebola effort The Fort Bragg troops will join others from Fort Hood, Texas; Fort Carson, Colo.; Fort Bliss, Texas; Fort Stewart, Ga.; Fort Benning, Ga.; Fort Eustis, Va.; and Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. The soldiers are not expected to come in direct contact with those infected with Ebola. Instead, they will provide support for the international medical teams that are treating patients.
  • British troops fighting Ebola being given banned drug

    11/16/2014 5:17:06 AM PST · by wtd · 7 replies
    New Kerala ^ | 11/16/2014 13 minutes ago | IANS
    British troops fighting Ebola being given banned drugBritish troops fighting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa are being given an anti-malarial drug banned in the US, putting them at grave risks, a report said Sunday. The British ministry of defence has refused to stop using the controversial drug mefloquine, which is known to cause psychotic disorders, including suicidal tendencies among users, The Independent reported. Lariam (the drug's brand name) is among the anti-malarials being given to the 800 British service personnel currently deployed in Sierra Leone on Operation Gritrock. Fears over the risks of psychosis and suicide prompted the...
  • Jihadi John is 'wounded in US airstrike on secret bunker meeting of ISIS...

    11/15/2014 5:46:47 PM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 15 November 2014 | Abul Taher for The Mail on Sunday
    FULL TITLE: EXCLUSIVE: Got him! Jihadi John is 'wounded in US airstrike on secret bunker meeting of ISIS high command' Jihadi John, the Briton who beheaded two British and two American hostages held by Islamic State terrorists, has been injured in a US-led air strike, according to reports received by the Foreign Office. The masked ‘executioner’ with a London accent is believed to have narrowly escaped death when he attended a summit of the group’s leaders in an Iraqi town close to the Syrian border last Saturday. The meeting was targeted by American and Iraqi jets.
  • Night Sights and Hog Hunting

    11/15/2014 11:56:58 AM PST · by w1n1 · 2 replies
    wsj ^ | 11/15/2014 | R Alexander
    Michael Slee is not one to shy away from danger. A veteran documentarian of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, he was sitting in the back of a humvee when it tripped an IED. Slee has a passion to help other vets who didn’t survive the military unscathed, while honoring all those who serve the nation. One of the military events Slee produced was the International Sniper Competition held at Ft. Benning, Ga., where the best in the world from all allied military services come to see who’s the best of the best. There, he met the winner of...
  • Trey Gowdy: We're Making Progress.....

    11/15/2014 10:40:33 AM PST · by qaz123 · 8 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 14Nov14 | Tom Hinchney
    Trey Gowdy was wrapping up an interview with Megyn Kelly on The Kelly File when she asked the Representative from South Carolina what is happening with the investigation into the Benghazi attacks. Gowdy told her that he is planning to interview some new witnesses to the terrorist attack that resulted in the deaths of four Americans. We have a very robust investigative plan that will kick off in December, and Megyn I can tell you my goal was to have an investigation where witnesses who have never been talked to before felt comfortable coming forward because of the seriousness of...
  • Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr sign piano for Slidell veterans' project auction

    11/14/2014 11:26:58 AM PST · by BBell · 5 replies ^ | 11/14/14 | Sarah Bonnette
    Everybody loves the Beatles. That's the first thought that came to Slidell artist Lori Gomez's mind as she tried to come up with a theme to transform a century-old, donated piano into a work of art. The piano would be auctioned to help raise money to build veterans' homes in east St Tammany Parish, and so Gomez set about refurbishing and then painting the colorful Beatles artwork onto it.But two final touches have made the upright, antique piano more rare and valuable than anyone involved in the upcoming auction ever imagined: personal autographs by both Ringo Starr and Sir Paul...
  • The Rise and Fall and Rise of America’s Last Battle Rifle (M-14)

    11/14/2014 6:18:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 59 replies
    War is Boring ^ | November 13, 2014 | Paul Richard Huard
    Critics said the M-14 was what happened when the U.S. government took many years and spent millions of dollars designing a rifle that was really just a glorified M-1 Garand from World War II. The M-14 was the U.S. military’s last battle rifle. It appeared in 1959—the contemporary of the Pentagon’s first jet fighters and ICBMs. With its heavy steel parts and walnut stock, the M-14 looked positively archaic. It was hardly a Space Age weapon. And it only endured as America’s battle rifle until 1970, when the M-16 completely superseded it—the shortest service record of any U.S. military rifle...
  • A great set of rules for war (vanity)

    11/13/2014 7:30:55 AM PST · by Eric Pode of Croydon · 4 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 11-13-2014 | NR Online poster "Stewart"
    This post appears in a combox on National Review's website. It is so good, so thorough, that I could not help but want to share it with FR. 1) Don't start a war you don't intend to finish. 2) Don't dream it's possible to start a war and have it go anywhere productive without lots of civilian deaths. 3) Don't buy into Keynes's theory that war is good for the economy. On all his big ideas, including this one, history has proven Keynes wrong. 4) The bump in political popularity a president gets at the beginning of a war is...
  • Discharge pending for combat pilot who tried to halt lesbian officers’ make-out session

    11/13/2014 7:12:51 AM PST · by massmike · 34 replies ^ | 11/13/2014 | Rowan Scarborough
    The Army is moving to discharge a decorated combat pilot who intervened to stop two lesbian officers from showing excessive affection on the dance floor at an official ball at Fort Drum, N.Y. Lt. Col. Christopher Downey ended up being convicted administratively of assaulting a soldier trying to film the kissing and grabbing. Col. Downey’s lawyer, Richard Thompson, says his client merely pushed down the camera to prevent photos that could end up on social media. Mr. Thompson said Col. Downey’s commanding officer also convicted him of violating the regulation that ended the ban on gays openly serving in the...
  • Gun Shop Owner to Vets: 'You NEVER FOUGHT FOR ANY OF MY FREEDOMS!!!!!'

    11/12/2014 4:28:27 PM PST · by servo1969 · 80 replies ^ | 11-12-2014 | Trey Sanchez
    Michael Schuette, owner and operator of Outlaw Guns in Anniston, Alabama, has stirred a hornets' nest with his Facebook post on Veterans Day in which he slammed vets saying, "You are NOT hero's." [sic] Here is a screenshot of his rant: As the post began making the viral rounds Tuesday, threats to boycott Schuette's business began. According to, he and his wife are administrators of a 5,000-member Facebook group for their shop. The two also have a separate business website for the hydro-graphics side of their business. That site was also bombarded with threats of boycott. Shortly after his...
  • Columnist, NARAL Tweet ‘Flag of Reproductive Freedom’ (Desecrate American Flag)

    11/12/2014 8:18:25 AM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    NEWSBUSTERS ^ | November 11, 2014 | Katie Yoder
    Just when you thought feminists couldn't get any more insular, myopic and just plain silly; pills and gripes are the new stars and stripes. On the eve of Veterans’ Day, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and senator’s wife Connie Schultz tweeted a “Flag of Reproductive Freedom” to her 11,000 followers. In place of the stars signifying the 50 states, the flag boasted 28 buttons representing a month of birth control pills. NARAL also tweeted the “art.”
  • Veterens Day - WWII Bugs Bunny Cartoon dissing Axis

    11/11/2014 6:09:47 PM PST · by central_va · 18 replies
    Toon Tube ^ | 1943 | Warner Bros
    Rare Bugs Bunny Featuring Hitler.
  • The Magnificent Infantry of WW II

    11/11/2014 6:04:22 PM PST · by Retain Mike · 13 replies
    November 11, 2014 | Self
    The Army deployed 65 infantry divisions for the Second World War. Each was a small town with its own equivalents for community services plus eight categories of combat arms. Units such as artillery, engineering, and heavy weapons engaged the enemy directly. Yet of all categories, the foot soldier faced the greatest hazard with the least chance of reward. Except for the Purple Heart and the coveted Combat Infantryman’s Badge, recognition often eluded them because so few came through to testify to the valor of the many. The infantryman confronted the most dismal fate of all whose duty was uninterrupted by...
  • Therapy Dogs Help Veterans Soldier On

    11/11/2014 11:52:34 AM PST · by Cecily · 1 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 11, 2014 | Liz Neporent
    After finishing three tours of duty in Iraq, Jim Stanek was grateful to head home with all his limbs intact. But a traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder made it difficult to live a normal life. “I didn’t want to socialize, I had a terrible memory and my anxiety through the roof,” he recalled. The only thing that seemed to help the 36-year-old New Mexico native calm his nerves was being around a friend’s therapy dog. So in May of 2010, he and his wife Lindsey decided to train his 5-year-old rescue mutt, Sarge, for therapy work.
  • Environmentalists sue to protect whales, dolphins from Navy war games

    11/11/2014 11:52:13 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 11, 2014 | Barnini Chakraborty
    WASHINGTON – Worried about collateral damage to whales, dolphins and other marine life, environmentalists are fighting the U.S. Navy in court in a bid to protect the creatures of the sea from war games in the Pacific Ocean. "The worst harm comes from the explosives going off," said David Henkin, an attorney for EarthJustice. U.S. Navy testing and war games are underway in American waters off the coasts of California and Hawaii. The drills amount to critical practice for the military and last through 2018, but environmental groups like EarthJustice say hundreds of marine mammals will die or get injured...
  • The Magnificent Infantry of WW II

    11/11/2014 10:01:49 AM PST · by Retain Mike · 8 replies
    Self | November 11, 2014 | Self
    The Army deployed 65 infantry divisions for the Second World War. Each was a small town with its own equivalents for community services plus eight categories of combat arms. Units such as artillery, engineering, and heavy weapons engaged the enemy directly. Yet of all categories, the foot soldier faced the greatest hazard with the least chance of reward. Except for the Purple Heart and the coveted Combat Infantryman’s Badge, recognition often eluded them because so few came through to testify to the valor of the many. The infantryman confronted the most dismal fate of all whose duty was uninterrupted by...
  • The Magnificent Infantry of WW II

    11/10/2014 5:05:50 PM PST · by Retain Mike · 15 replies
    Self | November 10, 2014 | Self
    The Army deployed 65 infantry divisions for the Second World War. Each was a small town with its own equivalents for community services plus eight categories of combat arms. Units such as artillery, engineering, and heavy weapons engaged the enemy directly. Yet of all categories, the foot soldier faced the greatest hazard with the least chance of reward. Except for the Purple Heart and the coveted Combat Infantryman’s Badge, recognition often eluded them because so few came through to testify to the valor of the many. The infantryman confronted the most dismal fate of all whose duty was uninterrupted by...
  • Military Names 5 US Bases for Ebola Mission Troops

    11/10/2014 4:01:05 PM PST · by rustyboots · 5 replies
    The top U.S. military officer has designated five U.S. bases where American troops would be housed and isolated for 21 days upon returning from Africa after serving in the Ebola response mission, U.S. officials said Friday. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, signed a plan that lists Fort Hood and Fort Bliss, Texas; Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington; and Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, as bases where troops would be quarantined. The U.S. also will use two bases in Italy and Germany for returning troops based in that region.
  • Hero's Welcome Home (Veterans Day Special Tomorrow Night With Gary Sinise & Robert Irvine)

    11/10/2014 1:48:50 PM PST · by goldstategop · 1 replies
    Cooking Channel ^ | 11/12/2014 | Cooking Channel
    A Hero's Welcome is a one-of-a-kind television special airing on Veteran's Day that will leave you crying tears of joy and appreciation for one American hero and his family. After proudly serving his country for years, and making a miraculous recovery from life-threatening injuries due to an IED blast in Iraq, Staff Sergeant Wood is preparing to retire from the military. And that's where we come in, bringing together an incredible team, including award-winning actor Gary Sinise, Food Network's Robert Irvine, HGTV's Genevieve Gorder and our friends at Marie Callender's, to pull off an incredible home renovation and celebration to...
  • The Magnificent Infantry of WW II

    11/10/2014 12:11:02 PM PST · by Retain Mike · 27 replies
    Self | November 10, 2014 | Self
    The Army deployed 65 infantry divisions for the Second World War. Each was a small town with its own equivalents for community services plus eight categories of combat arms. Units such as artillery, engineering, and heavy weapons engaged the enemy directly. Yet of all categories, the foot soldier faced the greatest hazard with the least chance of reward. Except for the Purple Heart and the coveted Combat Infantryman’s Badge, recognition often eluded them because so few came through to testify to the valor of the many. The infantryman confronted the most dismal fate of all whose duty was uninterrupted by...
  • Obama Is a Republican

    11/10/2014 11:51:30 AM PST · by lulu16 · 53 replies
    The American Con sevative ^ | Oct. 21, 2014 | BRUCE BARTLETT
    According to exit polls in 2008, Obama ended up with 20 percent of the conservative vote. Even in 2012, after four years of relentless conservative attacks, he still got 17 percent of the conservative vote, with 11 percent of Tea Party supporters saying they cast their ballots for Obama. They were not wrong. In my opinion, Obama has governed as a moderate conservative—essentially as what used to be called a liberal Republican before all such people disappeared from the GOP. He has been conservative to exactly the same degree that Richard Nixon basically governed as a moderate liberal, something no...
  • Happy Birthday Marine Corps (239)

    I have attached the Commandants birthday message in the link. Happy 239th birthday and Semper Fidelis
  • God Bless America, First Radio performance, Armistice Day November 10, 1938, Kate Smith

    11/10/2014 8:52:23 AM PST · by bigbob · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5-16-11 | Andy Brattain via Youtube
    "This is the original FIRST broadcast radio performance of God Bless America by Irving Berlin as introduced by Kate Smith on November 10, 1938. She later recreated it for the Warner Bros. film but this is the actual debut.
  • The Sherman Was America’s Best Worst Tank

    11/10/2014 8:06:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 122 replies
    War is Boring ^ | November 9, 2014 | Kyle Mizokami
    American tanks in World War II were generally inferior to their German counterparts. German tanks boasted better armor protection and more firepower. But armor and lethality don’t tell the whole story. The same American tanks were superior to their rivals in other important ways. The M-4 Sherman, in particular, helped the U.S. Army win the war—even though, in battle, German tanks destroyed them en masse.
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, November 9th, 2014.

    11/09/2014 5:03:04 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 51 replies
    Gun Talk Radio Network ^ | Sunday, November 9th, 2014 | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Welcome to Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® Radio Network, the only nationally syndicated radio talk show about firearms, shooting and gun rights. Tune in on Sundays, 08:00-11:00pm EST, and give us a call at 1-866-825-5486.
  • Army Veteran Fatally Shot At Homecoming Celebration In Sylmar

    11/09/2014 10:55:52 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 37 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 11/09/2014 | CBS
    SYLMAR ( — A 22-year-old Army veteran was fatally shot early Sunday morning while celebrating his homecoming from Afghanistan. According to the Sylmar Police Department, the girlfriend of Francisco Garcia threw a party Saturday evening at her home located on Dronfield Street to celebrate his return. Around 2:00 a.m. Sunday, those who attended the party moved up the street to a different location. Officers explained Garcia was standing on the sidewalk, North of Astoria Street, when two cars stopped near Sylmar High School. A Hispanic man reportedly exited a dark SUV and proceeded to smash a beer bottle on the...
  • CNN banner reports on ‘Seal Who Claims He Killed OBAMA’; hilarity follows!

    11/09/2014 3:31:43 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 21 replies ^ | November 8, 2014 | Michele Kirk
  • Capture the Flag, Kurdish Style (Pics via Imgur)

    11/08/2014 3:48:25 PM PST · by beaversmom · 5 replies
    Imgur ^ | November 8, 2014 | vladrichdemaclant
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  • Cosmetic surgery to fix ear "tribal piercings" on the rise

    11/08/2014 1:45:00 PM PST · by bgill · 38 replies
    CBS ^ | Nov. 7, 2014 | Alphonso Van Marsh
    Liam Palmer says his dream is to serve in the British Army. But the military won't accept the 21-year old with gaping holes in his earlobes from ear piercings, followed by stretching the skin with plugs. "I don't regret it. [Wearing ear plugs] was just a part of who I was," Palmer says about his younger counter-culture days of gelled hair, skinny jeans and ear plugs - also known as ear gauges or "tribal" ear piercings. "Patients realize [ear gauges] are not becoming in terms of job hunting or work - sort of like tattoos," Edwards says.