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  • 'Hey Gillette, does this offend you?'

    01/20/2019 8:52:47 AM PST · by Paal Gulli · 46 replies
    Yahoo Lifestyle ^ | 01/18/2019 | Elise Solé
    Dad and his children pose for family photo carrying guns: 'Hey Gillette, does this offend you?' Social media personality Graham Allen and his children. (Photo: Graham Allen via Facebook) A gun-happy family is joining the resistance against Gillette for its divisive ad targeting toxic masculinity. Graham Allen, a U.S. Army vet and the host of Rant Nation on Blaze TV, posted on his Facebook page a family photo shot in a field of cotton. He carries a weapon over his shoulder and his young daughter is flanked by her two brothers who hold a handgun and a rifle. “Practicing our...
  • Top Democrat Backs Trump on Border Wall, Refutes Pelosi's 'Immorality' Claim

    01/19/2019 8:38:02 AM PST · by McQ444 · 18 replies
    NN ^ | 2019-01-18 21:00 | Jay Greenberg
    House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) has shown public support for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall, stating that walls do work, refuting claims from his colleagues that they do not.
  • Report: Secret talks between US, NKorea in Sweden

    01/19/2019 8:36:10 AM PST · by McQ444 · 7 replies
    Western Journal ^ | 2019-01-19 21:00 | AP Reports
    A North Korean diplomat has arrived in Sweden to take part in an unannounced meeting in Stockholm, officials said Friday. Swedish Foreign Ministry spokesman Vilhelm Rundquist said Deputy Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui has landed in Sweden “to take part in talks in a minor format where international experts take part.” He declined to give further details. Sweden’s TT news agency said Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom would also attend the event.
  • Americans slain in Syria attack: A Green Beret, a former SEAL and two language specialists

    01/18/2019 10:23:41 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 18 at 6:59 PM | By William Branigin , William Branigin Reporter and editor covering breaking news Email Bio Kat
    A Green Beret, a Navy linguist, a former Navy SEAL and a Syrian emigre were the Americans killed in this week’s suicide bombing in Syria, the Defense Department and a defense contractor said on Friday. The Pentagon named the three current and former service members slain in Wednesday’s attack as Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan R. Farmer; Navy Chief Cryptologic Technician Shannon M. Kent; and civilian Scott A. Wirtz, a former Navy SEAL working for the Defense Intelligence Agency. The department did not identify the fourth American killed, a civilian contractor who officials said served as an interpreter. A...
  • US Submarine Commander Sacked After Hiring TEN Hookers For Hotel Orgy

    01/17/2019 7:52:28 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 104 replies
    The Sun ^ | 01/17/18 | Jon Rogers
    A US Navy submarine commander has been fired after he hired ten prostitutes to party in his hotel room. Captain Travis Zettel, of the USS Bremerton, paid for the women while his submarine was on a “farewell” tour of the Philippines last March. The commander is said to have bragged to two sailors at a hotel pool that he’d “ordered ten girls to arrive at the hotel,” according to the Kitsap Sun. At the time the sub was docked at Subic Bay in the country. One of the sailors then saw around ten “provocatively dressed” women outside the hotel entrance...
  • Sending Out Military Patrols Is Like Sending Out Targets for Attack and Should Be Stopped

    01/17/2019 1:34:35 PM PST · by Stayfree · 31 replies
    Self | January 17, 2019 | Stayfree
    Maybe military patrols made sense hundreds of years ago, but no longer. We have other means of gathering information that do not require sending military patrols out as easy targets for terrorists to ambush!
  • Deadliest Day in American History is September 17 – Antietam By the Numbers

    01/16/2019 10:05:36 PM PST · by vannrox · 35 replies
    War History Online ^ | 17SEP18 | Guest Blogger at warhistory online
      SHARE:FacebookTwitter Today marks the 156th anniversary of Antietam, arguably the pivotal battle of the Civil War. Had the South won on that September day, Robert E. Lee could have marauded through Union territory, European powers might have intervened on behalf of the Rebels, Maryland might have flipped its loyalty to the Confederacy.What we know as America might be two separate nations today. Instead the Union was victorious, banishing Lee’s army from the North, paving the way for the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed the slaves.So much was at stake — the fighting rose to a pitch that was heretofore unimaginable....
  • Transfer the Coast Guard to the Navy and to later back to DHS (“Unfurlough” Coast Guard staffers)

    01/15/2019 7:20:56 PM PST · by House Atreides · 15 replies
    Cornel’s Legal Information Institute ^ | August 4, 1949 | US Code, Title 14 Coast Guard,
    U.S. Code, Title 14 Coast Guard, Part 1 Regular Coast Guard, Chapter 1 Establishment and Duties, Section 3. Department in which the Coast Guard operates (a) In General.— The Coast Guard shall be a service in the Department of Homeland Security, except when operating as a service in the Navy. (b) Transfers.— Upon the declaration of war if Congress so directs in the declaration or when the President directs, the Coast Guard shall operate as a service in the Navy, and shall so continue until the President, by Executive order, transfers the Coast Guard back to the Department of Homeland...
  • Fitzgerald navy ship crash investigation

    01/15/2019 12:59:06 PM PST · by dynachrome · 40 replies
    copy right problems ^ | 1-14-19 | naval investigation
    The probe exposes how personal distrust led the officer of the deck, Lt. j.g. Sarah Coppock, to avoid communicating with the destroyer’s electronic nerve center — the combat information center, or CIC — while the Fitzgerald tried to cross a shipping superhighway. When Fort walked into the trash-strewn CIC in the wake of the disaster, he was hit with the acrid smell of urine. He saw kettlebells on the floor and bottles filled with pee. Some radar controls didn’t work and he soon discovered crew members who didn’t know how to use them anyway. Fort found a Voyage Management System...
  • BREXIT: Airlines told to URGENTLY prepare for no deal ahead of vote on May's plan

    01/14/2019 9:15:26 AM PST · by McQ444 · 13 replies
    Express ^ | 2019-01-14 21:00 | JOE BARNES
    BRUSSELS has warned the remaining 27 European Union countries that they must urgently explain how their airline licenses comply with the bloc’s rules on ownership or face losing their rights to fly after Brexit. In a letter sent last week, Violeta Bulc, the EU commissioner responsible for transport, revealed not every national government had set out detailed plans on how airlines would meet “ownership and control requirements in all possible scenarios” of Brexit.
  • "God Bless America" “One Flag, One Language, One Nation Under God”

    01/13/2019 3:48:32 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 4 replies
    7/24/2010 | Quang Nguyen
    The difference between legal and illegal. This is something everyone in America should read. It looks like we did some good after all! On Saturday, July 24th, 2010 the town of Prescott Valley, AZ, hosted a Freedom Rally. Quang Nguyen was asked to speak on his experience of coming to America and what it means. He spoke the following in dedication to all Vietnam Veterans. Thought you might enjoy hearing what he had to say: "35 years ago, if you were to tell me that I am going to stand up here speaking to a couple thousand patriots, in English,...
  • Man accused of shooting down UN chief: ‘Sometimes you have to do things you don’t want to…’

    01/13/2019 3:02:30 AM PST · by blueplum · 28 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | 13 Jan 2019 | Emma Graham-Harrison, Andreas Rocksen and Mads Brügger
    Jan van Risseghem was only a teenager when his mother ordered him to flee Nazi-occupied Belgium for her native England with his brother Maurice. After hiding in a convent, and an epic journey across the war-torn continent, they reached safety in Portugal, then took a ship north. Once in England, the pair signed up with the Belgian resistance, and with the help of an uncle enrolled for flight training with the RAF, a decision that shaped not just their war, but the rest of their lives. Half a century later, flying skills he learned in Britain would also make the...
  • The elite medieval knights who were bankers and brawlers

    01/12/2019 4:40:33 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 20 replies
    We are the mighty ^ | Jan 12, 2019 | N/A
    They were one of the most powerful organizations in the world at their time, controlling wealth and military arms across the world. The Knights Templar were the first Christian religious military order, eventually growing to be one of the first international banking organizations, a massive military arm in the Holy Land, and the fodder for conspiracy theorists for literally hundreds of years. The Knights Templar were established during the Crusades, largely because of the state of the Holy Land after the First Crusade. Military campaigns launched from 1095 to 1099 had secured small Christian kingdoms in and around Jerusalem, but...
  • AXC Crystal ship owners to pay for a portion of damage to USS Fitzgerald

    01/12/2019 2:41:07 AM PST · by Bull Snipe · 49 replies
    The owners of the container ship AXC Crystal agreed to pay 27 million dollars to the United States Government to settle their liability in a collision with USS Fitzgerald DD 62. The collision took place in the early morning of 6/17/18 S.W of the entrance to Tokyo Bay.
  • My Proposal for a Wall Deal (for your reviews +-)

    01/11/2019 11:29:26 AM PST · by Brian Griffin · 6 replies
    Brian Griffin | 01/11/2019 | Brian Griffin
    [I know the majority of you won't like this, but I think it ought to be discussed.] Perhaps Trump should offer the Democratic Duo of Nancy and Chuck a special deal: For every $10 million you give Trump and American citizens for the wall, you'd get $1 billion for House Bill 1 spending. One billion dollars will pay a lot of federal employees, most of whom are stalwart Democrats. One billion dollars will pay 800,000 people $1,250. Can the American people get $10 million for anti-invasion wall construction? Do you Democrats in Congress hate Trump and the Americans who voted...
  • USAF Finally Accepts Its First KC-46A Tanker, But The Design Still Needs Years Worth Of Fixes

    01/10/2019 1:10:01 PM PST · by Yo-Yo · 16 replies
    The War Zone ^ | JANUARY 10, 2019 | JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    The U.S. Air Force has accepted the first Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tanker, an important milestone for the troubled program. However, the initial batch of aircraft will still have serious problems with their remote vision and refueling boom systems, meaning that the planes remain years away from reaching their full operational potential. Foreign Policy was the first to report on the agreement between the Air Force and Boeing to proceed with the deliveries of the aircraft, citing anonymous sources, on Jan. 10, 2019. Defense News then reported that the Chicago-headquartered planemaker had agreed to fix the remaining deficiencies and that...
  • Watch: Extraordinary helicopter rescue in the French Alps

    01/10/2019 7:06:13 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 6 replies
    euro news ^ | 9 Jan 2019 | Cristina Abellan Matamoros
    What becomes noticeable is the extraordinary precision with which the pilot was able to get close to the injured skier as the helicopter's blades spun closely to the ground.
  • German Army To Be Ready For Combat In 2031

    01/09/2019 11:26:03 PM PST · by Simon Green · 42 replies
    Eurasia Review ^ | 01/10/19
    Germany’s Armed Forces are most likely to stay underequipped for the next decade or so, the German Defense Chief has admitted. Meanwhile, the units are stuck with sharing gear and vehicles. At least nine brigades in the German Armed Forces, known as Bundeswehr, lack the necessary equipment and arms, the military Inspector General Eberhard Zorn said, adding that they are expected to be “fully equipped” no sooner than in 13 years – by 2031. The lack of spare parts for the military equipment also remains one of the major concerns. At the same time, he was pretty confident that Germany...
  • Hillary's Call to 'Counter Trump's Lies' on Border Wall BACKFIRES

    01/09/2019 1:01:06 PM PST · by McQ444 · 19 replies
    NN ^ | 2019-01-09 21:00 | Daniel Chaitin
    Twice failed Presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's calls to her followers to “keep counteracting" Trump's lies on the border wall has backfired spectacularly on Twitter.
  • Trump calls meeting with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi a 'total waste of time'

    01/09/2019 12:59:14 PM PST · by McQ444 · 34 replies
    cnbc ^ | 2019-01-09 21:00 | Jacob Pramuk
    President Donald Trump on Wednesday stormed out of a meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer over an ongoing partial government shutdown, calling it "a total waste of time." The breakdown in already fraught negotiations over border wall funding, which have kept nine federal agencies shut down for 19 days and counting, appeared to heighten the possibility that Trump might declare a national emergency.