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Military/Veterans (General/Chat)

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  • Democrat Congressman: We Should Confiscate Guns and If You Fight Back, says will use Nukes

    11/16/2018 7:12:33 PM PST · by Mechanicos · 37 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 16, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    California Democrat Congressman Eric Swalwell is calling for government confiscation of all semi-automatic rifles. In other words, every rifle in America.
  • Pentagon fails first-ever audit, and that’s a good thing!

    11/16/2018 3:18:17 PM PST · by re_tail20 · 8 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 16, 2018 | Jamie McIntyre & Travis J. Tritten
    FOLLOW THE MONEY: The Pentagon has done what for years seemed impossible — it dispatched more than 1,200 auditors to examine hundreds of thousands of items at over 600 locations to figure out if taxpayer money was being used wisely. And the auditors examined if systems were effective in tracking inventory and ensuring they followed proper security practices. With approximately $2.8 trillion in total assets, accounting for over 70 percent of the U.S. government’s total, the FY 2018 DoD consolidated audit includes over 20 standalone audits. It’s arguably one of the largest and most complex financial statement audits ever undertaken....
  • Florida Counties Abandon Recount As Numbers Favor Republicans

    11/16/2018 1:18:25 PM PST · by Steve1999 · 36 replies
    NN ^ | 2018-11-16 21:00 | Jacky Murphy
    A total of two counties in Florida did not submit the election results of the recount in the expected time frame, which would have otherwise raised the Republican candidates’ leads over their Democrat opponents, Tampa Bay Times reports.
  • A Weekly Dose of President Trump - Trump Family Train (11/16/18 to 11/25/18)

    11/16/2018 12:46:43 PM PST · by DollyCali · 147 replies
    FRiends and Deplorables | 11/16/18 | dollyCali
    THE WEEK THAT WAS THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE UGLY GOOD ~ Trump and Melania at WW1 remembrance VERY, VERY GOOD ~ Trump hardens border EXELLENT ~ Bombs(?) linked to left BAD ~ Fires in CaliforniaUGLY ~ The invasion mob continues unchecked (and helped by mexico) as it approaches our borders VERY UGLY ~ Election fraud getting a pass & Jim Acosta Below rallies in many cities this past week!. more graphics on all at post #1 Welcome all you deplorables to this week's edition of the Dose! This is EVERYTHING TRUMP. Administration, family, frustrations, joys, winning! We welcome...
  • NFL Player Stands Above Protests, Shakes Each and Every Service Member’s Hand Before Game

    11/15/2018 4:13:41 AM PST · by ZeroToHero · 15 replies
    Western Journal ^ | 11/14/18 | Cillian Zeal
    It was, of course, Veteran’s Day weekend and NFL teams found various ways to commemorate. The 49ers had a line of men and women who are serving or have served our country in the armed forces. That was cool enough, but Kittle made sure that he honored each and every one of them with a handshake.
  • Air Force to Retire Classic B-1 Bombers as Stealthy New B-21s Arrive

    11/14/2018 5:57:47 AM PST · by Cheerio · 40 replies
    Warrior Maven ^ | 11/13/18 | Kris Osborn
    The Air Force is mapping a two-fold future path for its B-1 bomber which includes plans to upgrade the bomber Warrior Maven Video Report: How long will the B-1 Bomber remain in service? Will it retire when the B-21 arrives? The Air Force is mapping a two-fold future path for its B-1 bomber which includes plans to upgrade the bomber while simultaneously preparing the aircraft for eventual retirement as the service's new stealth bomber arrives in coming years. These two trajectories, which appear as somewhat of a paradox or contradiction, are actually interwoven efforts designed to both maximize the bomber’s...
  • What's old is new: Army rolls out 'pinks and greens' service uniform

    11/13/2018 1:59:01 PM PST · by re_tail20 · 70 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | November 11, 2018 | Chad Garland
    The uniform worn by the World War II Army — “Army Greens” — was adopted Sunday as the service’s new service uniform. Army officials have been discussing adoption of the retro-style uniforms with pinkish-brown trousers and dark olive jackets, known as “pinks and greens,” for months, as part of an effort to link soldiers to the service’s history. The uniforms were presented by Program Executive Office Soldier at the Association of the United States Army’s annual exposition in Washington, D.C. last year and had the support of the Sergeant Major of the Army Dan Dailey, who wore a prototype at...
  • Leon Valley bridge dedicated to veteran who made ultimate sacrifice

    11/12/2018 6:15:36 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 5 replies
    KSAT News ^ | 11 Nov 2018 | Courtney Friedman
    On Sunday, Veterans Day, the Leon Valley community dedicated the Evers Road Bridge to Leon Valley native Lance Cpl. Stephen Perez. Perez was killed on April 13, 2006 when his unit came under heavy fire while providing security for a construction site. The bridge, which is lined with posts containing etchings of the crests of each military branch, honors Stephen Perez's sacrifice and others who served. Stephen Perez's mother, Diana Pena-Smith, said the bridge is an assurance that her son's sacrifice will never be forgotten.
  • Election Judge Witnesses Fraud, Reports it, Democrats Demand Her Removal

    11/12/2018 10:53:32 AM PST · by Steve1999 · 17 replies
    NN ^ | 2018-11-12 21:00 | Scott Morefield
    As the eyes of the nation are fixated on Florida amid growing accusations of election fraud and the recent ballot recount, there seem to be more suspicions circling around St. Clair County, Illinois.
  • FOX, VETERANS DAY SPECIAL (Vanity comment)

    11/12/2018 7:33:17 AM PST · by Baynative · 14 replies
    all me ^ | 11/12/18 | Baynative
    I stumbled on a Fox news round table discussion hosted by Pete Hegseth that included, (Lone survivor) Marcus Lutrell, (Decorated Ranger Cpt.) Sean Parnell, (Medal of Honor recipient)Dakota Meyer and (Navy SEAL who fired the Bin Laden head shot) Robert O'Neill. Patterned after the highly enjoyable "Wise Guys" show hosted by Bill Bennett this open discussion of heroes talking about serving their country and the disruptive force liberals in congress have become to protecting freedom was very refreshing TV in my opinion.
  • Powerful Solar Storm Likely Detonated Sea Mines During Vietnam War

    11/11/2018 10:55:54 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 7 replies
    Discovery Magazine ^ | 11/9/18 | Brett Carter
    Powerful Solar Storm Likely Detonated Sea Mines During Vietnam War By Brett Carter | November 9, 2018 3:46 pm Solar flares captured on sun. (Credit: NASA/SDO)On Aug. 4, 1972, the crew of a U.S. Task Force 77 aircraft flying near a naval minefield in the waters off Hon La observed 20 to 25 explosions over about 30 seconds. They also witnessed an additional 25 to 30 mud spots in the waters nearby.Destructor sea mines had been deployed here during Operation Pocket Money, a mining campaign launched in 1972 against principal North Vietnamese ports.There was no obvious reason why the mines...
  • USMC Hollywood Best Ever - two minutes

    11/11/2018 6:09:57 PM PST · by ealgeone · 15 replies
    The Marines ^ | February 23, 1945 | The Marines
    A reminder of just how great this country is. Video at the link is from "The Sands of Iwo Jima".
  • History: National Guard assisted WWI allies in ending war

    11/11/2018 4:50:25 PM PST · by mdittmar · 8 replies
    National Guard ^ | Nov. 7, 2018 | National Guard Bureau
    ARLINGTON, Va. - At 11 a.m. Greenwich Mean Time on Nov. 11, 1918 ("the eleventh hour of the eleventh month"), an Armistice took place between the Allied and Central powers across all battle zones. It marked the beginning of the steps that would bring the First World War to an end. The efforts of the National Guard were pivotal to Allied success in obtaining this goal of ending the bloody and futile war. The Guard engaged in combat for the first time ever with the official name of "National Guard." In the War, forces fought alongside them from both the...
  • Veteran’s Day: The Magnificent Infantry of WW II

    11/11/2018 4:18:06 PM PST · by Retain Mike · 28 replies
    November 11, 2018 | Se;lf
    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. These civilians become warriors confronted the most dismal fate of all whose duty was...
  • Fashion Notes: In Paris, Melania Trump Is All Class in French Twist, Louboutins

    11/11/2018 12:57:59 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 10th, 2018 | John Binder
    First Lady Melania Trump was all class in Paris, France, on Saturday as she and President Donald Trump visited French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, to commemorate the ending of World War I. Mrs. Trump arrived to meet Mrs. Macron in Paris wearing a sleek dark navy off-the-runway Bottega Veneta suit with black leather gloves, a French twist hairdo, and slick black snakeskin Christian Louboutin stilettos. The Bottega Veneta dress is from the Italian luxury brand’s Fall 2017 runway collection while the Louboutin snakeskin pumps are a favorite from the First Lady’s wardrobe. Mrs. Trump’s sleek look...
  • Veterans Day Remembrances

    11/11/2018 9:14:42 AM PST · by Retain Mike
    November 11, 2018 | Se;lf
    Kate Smith Sings God Bless America Ronal Reagan Honors Kate Smith with Medal of Freedom The Ball Turret Gunner Nobody really wanted to be in a ball turret. This Plexiglas ball hanging from the bottom of the bomber was one of America’s latest innovations in warfare. An ingenious piece of machinery built by the Sperry Corporation, the ball turret was a heavily armed bubble just big enough to hold a grown man – but only on the small side. It had room for the gunner and its two fifty-caliber machine guns – and little else. The extremely cramped...
  • An Eala Bhàn The White Swan

    11/11/2018 8:49:05 AM PST · by ThinkingBuddha · 2 replies
    youtube ^ | ? | Karen Matheson
    This song was composed by Dòmhnall Ruadh Chorùna during the Battle of the Somme (July 1-November 18, 1916) – a battle in which over one million were wounded or killed. It is addressed to Magaidh NicLeòid (Maggie MacLeod), his sweetheart during the time of the war. Here it’s sung by Karen Matheson.
  • Lay me down in the cold cold ground

    11/11/2018 8:36:44 AM PST · by ThinkingBuddha · 8 replies
    youtube ^ | ? | Joseph Kilna McKenzie
    Lay me down in the cold cold ground Where before many more have gone Lay me down in the cold cold ground Where before many more have gone When they come I will stand my ground Stand my ground I'll not be afraid Thoughts of home take away my fear Sweat and blood hide my veil of tears Once a year say a prayer for me Close your eyes and remember me Never more shall I see the sun For I fell to a German's gun Lay me down in the cold cold ground Where before many more have gone...
  • Green fields of France (No mans land)

    11/11/2018 6:13:24 AM PST · by ThinkingBuddha · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/11/2018 | Tommy Fleming
    Oh how do you do, young Willy McBride Do you mind if I sit here down by your graveside And rest for a while in the warm summer sun I've been walking all day, and I'm nearly done And I see by your gravestone you were only nineteen When you joined the great fallen in 1916 Well I hope you died quick And I hope you died clean Or Willy McBride, was it slow and obscene Did they beat the drums slowly Did they play the fife lowly Did they sound the death march as they lowered you down Did...
  • Democratic House Hurts Space Corps, Nuke Modernization, & Pentagon Topline

    11/11/2018 5:12:38 AM PST · by PIF · 31 replies
    Breaking Defense ^ | November 09, 2018 at 7:00 AM | By Mark Cancian
    WASHINGTON: The Democrats’ recapturing the House means three major impacts on the Defense Department: The odds are that controversial Trump priorities like new nuclear weapons and a Space Force will go nowhere, defense budgets will go down, and oversight will go up, up, up.