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  • It’s ending purposeless, perpetual, global warfare, stupid

    12/27/2014 8:29:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 1 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 26, 2014 | Bruce Fein
    “It’s ending purposeless, perpetual, global warfare, stupid.” Republican presidential contenders for 2016 should embrace that campaign theme to demolish the ultra-hawkish Hillary Clinton and her Napoleonic complex. Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign theme, “It’s the economy, stupid,” is obsolete. Presidential strategists sermonize that voters are instinctively concerned more about jobs, mortgages, and health care than about national security policy. True enough. But that is because presidential aspirants have failed to discern and to explain the direct connection between, on the one hand, purposeless, perpetual, global warfare and the projection of military force everywhere that has created an exorbitant, inefficient, and corrupt...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ COPPERMAN ~ 28 December 2014

    12/27/2014 5:00:30 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 63 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            COPPERMAN While walking through San Francisco's Union Square recently I ran into Copperman. He is a street entertainer, a young actor in copper paint from head to toe, who sits motionless as people walk by on the busy street. Many stop, awe-struck to see this statue-like man. You cannot even see him breathing. People leave contributions in his copper pot in appreciation for this fine "performance". Copperman sits for 25 minutes at a time and then takes a break. During the break he is quite animated and eagerly shares his story with his audience. He...
  • Angelina Jolie Wins Christmas Day Box Office With Unbroken, Bests Into the Woods

    12/27/2014 11:10:06 AM PST · by max americana · 29 replies
    us weekly ^ | Dec 27, 2014 | madeline boardman
    Angelina Jolie Wins Christmas Day Box Office With Unbroken, Bests Into the Woods Celebrity News Dec. 26, 2014 AT 5:30PM By Madeline Boardman Merry Christmas, indeed! Angelina Jolie unwrapped a $15 million present on Thursday, Dec. 25, when her new movie Unbroken won the Christmas Day box office. The drama, which is Jolie's sophomore directorial effort, debuted in 3,131 theaters. An adaptation of Laura Hillenbrand's non-fiction book of the same name, Unbroken brought in $15.59 million to take the No. 1 spot at the domestic box office.
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    12/27/2014 10:33:17 AM PST · by Irish Rose · 6 replies
    December 27, 2014 | Irish Rose
    For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care. (Psalm 95:3-7)
  • President declares combat missions in Afghanistan are over

    12/27/2014 5:39:44 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec. 26, 2014 - 2:48 | Jennifer Griffin
    President declares combat missions in Afghanistan are over. Jennifer Griffin reports on Obama's bold prediction [VIDEO]
  • Freeper Canrteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 27 Dec 2014

    12/26/2014 5:56:06 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 137 replies
    Out Troops Rock! | Canteen DJ's
       ***** ~ Tunes For Our Troops ~ *****~ Support The Artists ~   Support the artists you hear throughout the Canteen! Click on the links below! Keep the music going! ArtistDirect l  Internet Radio l  AOL Music l  Sonique (Lycos) l  Real Radio Live365 l  971TheRiver  l  GotRadio  l  Wherehouse  l  Target  l Shoutcast AFRTS l  VH1 l XM Radio l  BET l  audiophile l  Virgin Radio l  Soma (Alternative) Acaza l AudioRealm l VH1 l  Yahoo! Launch Music l  Radio Disney l  Live-Radio Net ITunes l Amazon l Salsa Radio l MTV l CMT l Ticketmaster l...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (12/26/2014) [Prayer]

    12/25/2014 8:54:07 PM PST · by NEWwoman · 21 replies
    26 December 2014 | NEWwoman
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation It's a Wonderful Life (1946) Many, LORD my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare. Psalm 40:5 (NIV) ----
  • Governor Palin: Merry Christmas To Our Brave Men And Women In Uniform

    12/25/2014 5:58:42 AM PST · by KC_Lion · 10 replies
    Conservatives 4 Palin ^ | December 24th, 2014 | iizthatiiz
    Governor Palin posted to her Facebook:A special Merry Christmas to our brave men and women in uniform – especially those serving us far from home.
  • PHOTOS: Soldiers in Afghanistan play soccer in memory of World War One truce

    12/25/2014 5:47:10 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 8 replies
    Reditt.com ^ | December 25, 2014 | NA
    "We were just going to fire on them when we saw they had no rifles ... in about two minutes the ground between the two lines of trenches was swarming with men and officers of both sides, shaking hands and wishing each other a happy Christmas." British and German soldiers gathered in a dusty field in Afghanistan on Wednesday to play a game of soccer in memory of a Christmas truce spontaneously called between their armies a century ago during World War One. That moment in 1914 - when troops along Europe's Flanders front met after four months killing each...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(Christmas, 2014)[Prayer]

    12/25/2014 5:45:16 AM PST · by left that other site · 42 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 12/25/14 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Stand Firm New International Version (NIV) Luke 2:12-14 (KJV) And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Merry CHRISTmas, Troops!! ~ 25 December 2014

    12/24/2014 6:00:06 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 268 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    For Unto You Is Born This Day... A Savior...Christ The LordMerry CHRISTmas!! LUKE 2:1-20 King James Version (KJV) 1..And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. 2..(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) 3..And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. 4..And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of...
  • ISIS Captures Jordanian F-16 Pilot Downed Over Raqqa, Syria

    12/24/2014 11:26:46 AM PST · by PilotDave · 13 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | 24 Dec 2014 | Tyler Rogoway
    One of the anti-ISIS air coalition's biggest fears have come true: A pilot being captured by ISIS militants. The Jordanian F-16AM was flying over the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, Syria this morning when some say it was engaged by a shoulder-fired heat seeking missile.
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    12/24/2014 8:45:51 AM PST · by Hiskid · 8 replies
    12/24/14 | Hiskid
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What Christmas Tradition Are You Quiz - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

    12/23/2014 5:59:54 PM PST · by LUV W · 164 replies
    The Best Troops and Veterans In The World and their families, too !! | Tuesday, December 23, 2014 | LUV W and the Canteen Support Crew
    ~ Freeper Canteen ~ --Canteen Mission Statement-- Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Today We Want You To Take The..... What CHRISTMAS Tradition Are You Quiz Click HERE and take the quiz! To share your results, click on the green "HTML" button, then copy and paste the code into a "Reply" box. Have fun! Please remember that The Canteen is here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly. MERRY CHRISTMAS Y'ALL!
  • New Poll Shows Just How Much The Military Dislikes Obama, And The Results Are MIND BLOWING

    12/23/2014 7:13:55 AM PST · by safetysign · 46 replies
    JoeforAmerica.com ^ | 12/22/2014 | Michael Cantrell
    It’s not really a big shocker to say those serving in the military aren’t big fans of Barack Obama, but when you see just how much our men and women in uniform despise their “Commander-In-Chief,” it will simply blow your mind. This is astounding, yet for some strange reason, very comforting. From Weasel Zippers via Military Times: … The long-term effects of Obama’s social policies on the military remain unknown. But one thing is clear: He is a deeper unpopular commander in chief among the troops. According to a Military Times survey of almost 2,300 active-duty service members, Obama’s popularity...
  • Prayer for Our American Heroes and Nation

    12/23/2014 1:36:53 AM PST · by Jeanbl · 6 replies
    December 23, 2014 | Jeanbl
    For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. Matthew 18:20
  • Obama's popularity falls to record low among US troops. Why?

    12/23/2014 1:29:54 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 44 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Dec 22 , 2014 | Husna Haq,
    Only 15 percent of US active-duty service members approve of President Obama's job as commander-in-chief, according to an annual Military Times survey. What's behind American troop dissatisfaction?
  • Obama Gives Military 1 Percent Pay Raise

    12/22/2014 9:16:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    free beacon ^ | 12/22/14 | Adam Kredo
    A majority of U.S. military service members will receive a 1 percent pay raise in their basic pay beginning in January 2015, the Pentagon announced on Monday. However, those enlisted members further down the military totem poll will see no pay raise, according to the announcement. “Basic pay for service members will increase one percent, except for general and flag officers who will not see an increase in 2015,” the Pentagon announced. This means that an Army member with the rank of corporal or specialist will receive an additional $22.20 per month, while those service members with the rank of...
  • Former Airline CEO Claims US Military Shot Down MH370 Near Diego Garcia

    12/22/2014 7:24:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    zero headge ^ | 12/22/14 | tyler durden
    A second senior airline industry source has revealed his belief that there is some sort of conspiracy behind the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. As The Herald Sun reports, Emirates president and CEO Sir Tim Clark made world headlines in October when he revealed his doubts about the fate of the missing plane, which disappeared early in the morning of March 8 this year. Now a second senior airline industry source has voiced his doubts about the fate of the plane, with the even wilder claim that the Boeing 777 may have been shot down by US military personnel...
  • Survey: Obama gets thumbs down from the troops

    12/22/2014 2:15:29 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | December 22, 2014 | By Jeremy Diamond
    President Barack Obama has struggled with sagging approval ratings over the last year, but the commander-in-chief's numbers may have dropped further among active-duty troops. Just 15% of active-duty servicemembers gave Obama a thumbs up in the annual Military Times survey and more than half -- 55% -- say they disapprove of Obama's job as commander-in-chief. Troop morale has slumped during the Obama administration, falling to 56% this year from 91% who were satisfied with their quality of life in 2009.
  • Guinness Commercial: Empty Chair

    12/22/2014 12:15:54 PM PST · by nuconvert · 7 replies
    Guinness Commercial: Empty Chair video (don't know when this 1st aired)
  • Obama Support Among Military Plummets to 15 Percent

    12/22/2014 11:59:12 AM PST · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 45 replies
    National Review ^ | Dec. 22, 2014 | John Fund
    For the last nine years, the Military Times newspaper has surveyed an average of 2,300 active-duty service members. Their latest poll has just been released and concludes that “Obama’s popularity — never high to begin with — has crumbled, falling from 35 percent in 2009 to just 15 percent this year, while his disapproval ratings have increased to 55 percent from 40 percent over that time.” Much of the opposition to Obama has come from military members who believe he has been an inconsistent and flawed leader in foreign policy — for example, his 2011 removal of all troops in...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ The Berlin Airlift Part 4: The Legacy ~ December 22, 2014

    12/21/2014 5:00:58 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 68 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC
    Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~ The Berlin Airlift Part 4:  The LegacyAll info and photos from this website. Link to Part One Link to Part Two Link to Part Three             THE AIRLIFT'S LEGACY   The most obvious result of this confrontation was the 40-year Cold War with the Soviet Union, which ebbed with...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    12/21/2014 9:54:09 AM PST · by Faith · 18 replies
    December 21, 2014 | Faith
    Every valley shall be exalted, and every hill be made low; .and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain; and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.Isaiah 40: 4-5
  • Budget experts: Move Tricare beneficiaries to Obamacare (Pelosi knew)

    12/21/2014 5:06:10 AM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    12/20/14
    Link only - Budget experts: Move Tricare beneficiaries to Obamacare
  • Moving Letter on What It’s Really Like to Serve With US Soldiers – From the Eyes of a French Comrade

    12/20/2014 9:46:42 PM PST · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    ijreview.com ^ | december 20, 2014 | joseph perticone
    A website that serves as a platform for former and active duty-military called Warrior Lodge recently translated an op-ed from a French newspaper titled “A Nos Freres D’Armes Americains,” which means “Our American Brothers in Arms.” It details a French ISAF soldier’s personal account of what it’s like to be stationed with U.S. Warfighters in Afghanistan. The French soldier’s account is brimming with emotion and humor. The Frenchman described the solid build of American military personnel: [T]hey are all heads and shoulders taller than us and their muscles remind us of Rambo. Our frames are amusingly skinny to them – we are wimps, even the strongest...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ The Gift of The Magi ~ 21 December 2014

    12/20/2014 5:00:38 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 88 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            THE GIFT OF THE MAGI Those of you who are more "mature" Marines & Sailors will remember one of the pre-eminent TV series of the '50's, Rod Serling's Twilight Zone. Many of these programs were quite scary, but they usually had a good moral and made the point in a rather unforgettable manner. On one episode, an astronaut is readying for his blast off on a fifty-year mission to outer space. He is to be placed in a state of suspended animation and will not age one day by the time he returns to Earth....
  • Wow. Marine ARRESTED for This Facebook Post About Obama

    12/20/2014 2:47:44 PM PST · by goodn'mad · 87 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | December 19, 2014 | Unknown
    Brandon Raub is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps who decided to post critical opinions about Barack Obama on Facebook. What happened to him then will strike fear into the hearts of any good American and make them wonder what country they’re living in. According to the Rutherford Institute, Raub was arrested by “a swarm of FBI, Secret Service agents and local police,” and detained without charges for “mental evaluation.” The detention, it’s alleged, was done under a federal program codenamed “Operation Vigilant Eagle.” The program is intended to surveil former veterans who publicly express opinions critical of...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    12/20/2014 10:21:24 AM PST · by Irish Rose · 12 replies
    December 20, 2014 | Irish Rose
    In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:1-5, 14)...
  • Asia's military budgets surge as armies go high-tech

    12/19/2014 7:20:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Nikkei ^ | 12/19/2014 | HAMISH McDONALD
    SYDNEY -- On two recent occasions, a pair of Sukhoi Su-30 fighters have taken off from their base near the old Indonesian trading port of Makassar and flown far across the Indonesian archipelago to intercept unidentified aircraft. One of the mystery planes, a light aircraft being ferried from Darwin in northern Australia to its new owners in the Philippines, was chased a long distance before being forced to land in Manado, a city on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. The other, an executive jet flying Saudi officials to Brisbane ahead of the Group-20 meeting, was ordered to land in the...
  • FReeper Canteen - Countdown To Christmas - 12/20/14

    12/19/2014 6:07:55 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 403 replies
    God Bless Our Troops At Christmas & Everyday! | The Canteen Elves
       *Canteen Christmas Music Dedication* *****~ Support The Artists ~   Support the artists you hear throughout the Canteen! Click on the links below! Keep the music going! ArtistDirect l  Internet Radio l  AOL Music l  Sonique (Lycos) l  Real Radio Live365 l  971TheRiver  l  GotRadio  l  Wherehouse  l  Target  l Shoutcast AFRTS l  VH1 l XM Radio l  BET l  audiophile l  Virgin Radio l  Soma (Alternative) Acaza l AudioRealm l VH1 l  Yahoo! Launch Music l  Radio Disney l  Live-Radio Net ITunes l Amazon l Salsa Radio l MTV l CMT l Ticketmaster l Billboard l ClubFM...
  • China Tests DF-41 Missile Using U.S. Technology

    12/19/2014 3:45:43 PM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 19, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Defense: China has just tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile that can deliver up to 10 independently targeted nuclear warheads, using technology given to them on President Clinton's watch to launch communications satellites. The Dec. 13 test of the DF-41 was the third for the new weapon. But it marked the first test of a multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicle, or MIRV, technology and raises by an order of magnitude the nuclear threat to the U.S. as China continues its massive arms buildup. And disturbingly, the threat is in large part of our own making. "The DF-4, which could be...
  • Russian sailors leaving France without warship

    12/19/2014 1:22:02 PM PST · by MeatshieldActual · 19 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | December 18th, 2014 | SYLVIE CORBET and ANGELA CHARLTON
    PARIS (AP) — Hundreds of Russian sailors pulled out of a French port Thursday, bearing perfumes for their loved ones but lacking the controversial bounty they came for: a 1-billion-euro, French-built warship that has become a hostage to the biggest East-West conflict since the Cold War. The Vladivostok helicopter carrier is part of a strange and divisive arms deal now on hold — and perhaps on the verge of collapse — because of the conflict in Ukraine. France built it for Russia's navy but is now having second thoughts, notably amid heavy U.S. criticism of the deal. After months training...
  • State Dept: U.S. Nukes Down 85%, From 31,255 to 4,804

    12/19/2014 8:18:55 AM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 100 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | December 19, 2014 | JERYL BIER
    'We Still Have More Work To Do'' The State Department's Rose Gottemoeller, under secretary for arms control and international security, spoke at the Brookings Institution Thursday where she reaffirmed the United States' "unassailable" commitment to putting the nuclear weapons genie back in the bottle. Gottemoeller told the attendees at the Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative-sponsored event that "the U.S. commitment to achieving the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons is unassailable." She went on to note that the nation's stockpile of active weapons is down 85 percent from maximum cold war levels, falling to 4,804 in 2013...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (12/19/2014) [Prayer]

    12/18/2014 8:45:18 PM PST · by NEWwoman · 22 replies
    19 December 2014 | NEWwoman
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Hear my prayer, LORD; let my cry for help come to you. Psalm 102:1 (NIV) ----
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 19 December 2014

    12/18/2014 5:57:25 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 102 replies
    December 18, 2014 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. and even cocoa.Got that shopping done?Got presents wrapped?Decorations done? No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a drink and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could join us. Enjoy your stay....
  • Punished for Referencing Bible, Military Chaplain Tells His Side of the Story

    12/18/2014 2:26:05 PM PST · by lowbridge · 6 replies
    http://dailysignal.com ^ | december 18, 2014 | kelsey harkness
    In his first-ever media interview, the military chaplain who was punished for making references to the Bible during a suicide-prevention seminar last month says he was simply doing his job. “What I had tried to communicate with my audience is that depression can be conquered, depression can be overcome, and there are a myriad of ways of dealing with depression,” the chaplain, Capt. Joe Lawhorn, told The Daily Signal in a Skype interview. “In this particular case,” Lawhorn explained, “I had struggled myself personally with the issue at hand I was teaching.”
  • The Military’s Rough Justice on Sexual Assault

    12/18/2014 5:17:28 AM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 39 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11/26/2014 | Robert Draper
    Col. Don Christensen, the chief prosecutor of the United States Air Force, sat in economy class on a flight to Venice and studied the folder of the sexual-assault case that would ultimately end his career. It was August 2012, and he was en route to Aviano Air Base to try a court-martial. Looking over the case, he could see why the judge advocate general, or JAG, at the base had requested him. Christensen had prosecuted more sexual-assault courts-martial than any other lawyer in the Air Force, and this case called for someone with experience. There would most likely be generals...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(12/18/14)[Prayer]

    12/18/2014 5:12:40 AM PST · by left that other site · 17 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 12/18/14 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Stand Firm New International Version (NIV) Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
  • A French Soldier's View of US Soldiers in Afghanistan

    12/17/2014 6:41:39 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 66 replies
    Warrior Lodge ^ | December 15, 2014 | Edited by Wes O'Donnell
    What follows is an account from a French ISAF soldier that was stationed with American Warfighters in Afghanistan sometime in the past 4 years. This was copied and translated from an editorial French newspaper. A NOS FRERES D’ARMES AMERICAINS "We have shared our daily life with two US units for quite a while - they are the first and fourth companies of a prestigious infantry battalion whose name I will withhold for the sake of military secrecy. To the common man it is a unit just like any other. But we live with them and got to know them, and...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    12/17/2014 7:37:50 AM PST · by Hiskid · 13 replies
    12/17/14 | Hiskid
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The Snowman Test - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

    12/16/2014 5:59:58 PM PST · by LUV W · 96 replies
    The Best Troops and Veterans In The World and their families, too!! | Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | LUV W and the Canteen Support Crew
    ~ Freeper Canteen ~ --Canteen Mission Statement-- Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Today We Want You To Take..... The Snowman Test Click HERE and take the quiz! To share your results, click on the green "HTML" button, then copy and paste the code into a "Reply" box. Have fun! Please remember that The Canteen is here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly.
  • Prayer for Our American Heroes and Nation

    12/16/2014 1:48:47 AM PST · by Jeanbl · 10 replies
    December 16, 2014 | Jeanbl
    Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27
  • The Great Draft Dodge: Karl Eikenberry and what Americans lost when they stopped fighting

    12/15/2014 10:06:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    National Journal ^ | December 13, 2014 | James Kitfield
    Karl Eikenberry couldn't understand why the staff sergeant insisted that he take a loaded pistol to patrol the barracks. The West Point cadet was in Hawaii for the summer, serving as a staff duty officer with the 25th Infantry Division, which had recently returned from Vietnam. It was his job on weekend nights to ensure good order. "Why would I take a sidearm?" Eikenberry asked. "In case you need it, that's why," replied the sergeant. As soon as he entered a darkened barracks building, Eikenberry says, he understood why his staff sergeant was so nervous. Soldiers were gathered in small...
  • President Obama's Joke Calling Troops 'Santa in Fatigues' Silences Audience

    12/15/2014 2:58:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 110 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/15/14 | Breitbart TV
    Monday, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey, during an address to the troops, President Obama made a joke that they are like "'Santa in Fatigues," which was received with complete silence, prompting the president to nervously name-drop the military aircraft C-130 to evoke a response. President Obama said, "We are free and safe and secure over here because you are willing to serve over there," adding "You never stop serving, you never stop giving, you guys are like Santa in fatigues. Although I bet one of those C-130's is a little more efficient then Santa's sleigh." Follow Pam Key...
  • Russian arms sales soar on domestic spending

    12/15/2014 12:30:55 AM PST · by wetphoenix · 3 replies
    Stockholm (AFP) - Sales by Russian arms manufacturers continue to expand thanks to Moscow's investments despite a downturn in global defence spending, a Stockholm-based think-tank said Monday. "The remarkable increases in Russian companies' arms sales in both 2012 and 2013 are in large part due to uninterrupted investments in military procurement by the Russian government during the 2000s," said Siemon Wezeman, senior researcher at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Sales by Russian-based arms firms grew by 20 percent in 2013, according to SIPRI. However, figures for the 100 biggest arms-dealing nations excluding China declined for the third year...
  • Soldiers from NYC, Arizona killed in Afghanistan [Fort Hood, Lost 2]

    12/14/2014 5:18:06 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 10 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | December 14, 2014 | Associated Press
    The Department of Defense says an Army sergeant from New York City has been killed in Afghanistan. A soldier from Arizona was also killed. Military officials say Sgt. Ramon Morris, 37, and Spc. Wyatt Martin, 22, died Dec. 12 in Parwan province. The men died from wounds suffered when their vehicle was attacked with an improvised explosive device.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ The Berlin Airlift Part 3: Operation Little Vittles ~ December 15, 2014

    12/14/2014 4:59:32 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 64 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC
    Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~ Part 3:  Operation Little VittlesAll info and photos from this website. Link to Part One Link to Part Two             "DER SCHOKOLADEN FLIEGER"   OPERATION LITTLE VITTLES   General Hoyt S. Vandenberg, Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force is shown presenting the 1948 Cheney Award to...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    12/14/2014 10:42:31 AM PST · by Faith · 9 replies
    December 14, 2014 | Faith
    The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in Him. Lamentations 3:24
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET ~ 14 December 2014

    12/13/2014 5:03:41 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 66 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET The poet wrote, "Two men looked out through prison bars: one saw mud; the other saw stars." Commenting on this, Father John Powell once wrote: "In the pursuit of the fullness of human life, everything depends on this frame of reference, this habitual outlook, this basic vision which I have of myself, others, life, the world, and God. What we see is what we get." Don't you find that to be true? There's a lot about our world that isn't the way we would want it to be: cruelty,...