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  • (Update) (Waitress) Suspended on Suspicion that She Falsely Accused Family of Being Homophobes

    12/03/2013 3:17:13 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 24 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | 12-2-2013 | Bryan Preston
    Remember Dayna Morales, the restaurant server who destroyed our faith in Facebook’s infallibility? Well, things aren’t looking good for the former Marine (more about that in a bit) who accused a family of going all homophobe and cheapskate, but mostly homophobe, on their restaurant bill. “Ms. Morales is currently not on our employee schedule while we are still working to complete our investigation,”the Gallop Asian Bistro restaurant posted on its Facebook page. The 23-year-old former U.S. Marine came under attack after the family she accused of leaving the message produced a copy of the receipt and a credit card statement...
  • Happy 238th Birthday Marines

    11/10/2013 6:40:58 AM PST · by Dead Corpse · 21 replies
    To all my Brothers and Sisters, past, present, and future. Happy Birthday. Semper Fi.
  • Tell it to the Marines

    08/09/2013 3:26:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    Dear Ex-Marine, It was wholly a pleasure to be told again that there is no such thing as an ex-Marine or former Marine -- because once a Marine, always a Marine. The same principle applies to judges, physicians and military officers. Semper Fi and all that -- always faithful. But what about those Marines who aren't always faithful? How else refer to, say, Lee Harvey Oswald except as a former Marine? What happens to those Marines who are court-martialed and dishonorably discharged? Surely they are ex-Marines -- and deserve to be. The phrase you object to appeared in an obituary...
  • VA Unconstitutionally Tries To Disarm Veterans

    02/25/2013 6:07:03 PM PST · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 25, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Guns: Veterans who bore arms to defend their country are receiving letters that they may be declared mentally incompetent and have their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms stripped from them. Welcome home. The contempt by the Obama administration for our Constitution and our rights has reached a new low with news the Veterans Administration has begun sending letters to veterans telling them they will be declared mentally incompetent and stripped of the Second Amendment rights unless they can prove to unnamed bureaucrats to the contrary. On Thursday, Michael Connelly, executive director of the United States Justice Foundation,...
  • Obama Ignores Ex-Marine Wrongly Held In Mexican Jail

    12/14/2012 4:30:02 PM PST · by raptor22 · 38 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | December 14, 2012
    Foreign Relations: A veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan is chained to a jail bed for months after trying to register a souvenir rifle with Mexican authorities, and the Obama administration does nothing to correct this injustice. Since August, Jon Hammar, a former Marine who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, has been held in a notorious Mexican prison effectively run by the Zetas drug cartel. His crime: declaring to Mexican authorities that he was transporting an antique shotgun after registering the gun with U.S. Customs agents on his way to a surfing trip with buddies in Costa Rica. We can understand...
  • NEW OBAMA ADMIN CLAIM: MARINES COULDN'T HAVE STOPPED CONSULATE ASSAULT

    09/23/2012 4:09:49 AM PDT · by WVKayaker · 126 replies
    Bretbart News ^ | 21 Sept 2012 | John Sexton
    First Romney, then the You Tube clip, now the Marines are to blame? The Obama administration's shifting claims on what took place in Benghazi, Libya on 9/11 became more defiant yesterday when unnamed officials suggested that no amount of security would have mattered in Libya, not even a detachment of US Marines. This came on the same day the administration also admitted the assault was a terror attack not a protest gone wrong. ...
  • Semper Fi: Always Faithful (Early Memorial Day Vanity)

    05/15/2012 8:53:49 AM PDT · by RWB Patriot · 3 replies
    RWB Patriot ^ | Very long ago | RWB Patriot
    Disclaimer: Except for me, all of the characters in this story do not exist to my knowledge. The Marine's Hymn and American Soldier are the property of The US Marine Corps and Toby Keith respectively and I claim no ownership of either. The title is also the property of the Marine Corps; I only chose it because I felt it was appropriate. It was late as I drove home. It was dark, raining, and the road ahead of me was just barely illuminated by my headlights. I had just left the Marine Recruiting office to get a final good-bye from...
  • Let's start out with a DRT

    04/30/2012 7:36:23 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Neal Boortz ^ | 4/30/2012 | Neal Boortz
    I just love this one. Damn .. I wish there had been security cameras to record this for prosperity. The locale is Jacksonville, North Carolina. Now if you know Jacksonville, NC, you will know that this is not the place you want to screw around with people you aren’t all that familiar with. They train throat slitters there. Not the bad kind … the good kind. The kind that wear the uniforms of the U.S. Marine Corps (or, as Obama would pronounce it, “corpse”) and the U.S. Army. So here we have these two pretty perps, Maurice and Diego ---...
  • Mother Of Fallen Marine Offended By Half-Staff Flag For Houston

    02/16/2012 9:21:43 AM PST · by Eyes Unclouded · 32 replies · 1+ views
    cbs ^ | 2.15.12 | staff
    Flags will be lowered in New Jersey Saturday, the day of Whitney Houston’s funeral. But a Marine mom in Arlington says it’s an honor Houston doesn’t deserve. When Phyllis McGeath heard Gov. Chris Christie had ordered flags lowered to half-staff for Houston, she said she felt a pain deep inside her. “I was hurt and offended. Disappointed. Saddened,” she said. “I felt like the honor that was given to my son was tarnished.” McGeath had three sons who were active duty Marines. Her oldest, Philip, was killed by a suicide bomber just four weeks ago in Afghanistan. He was 25....
  • Marines video: What’s your reaction?

    01/12/2012 7:01:06 PM PST · by bigbob · 189 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post blog ^ | 1-12-12 | Haley Crum
    The Marine Corps said Wednesday that it is investigating the origins of a video on the Internet that purports to show Marines in combat gear urinating on the corpses of three Taliban insurgents.
  • Marine Who Received Medal of Honor Fights Allegations He is Mentally Unstable (Dakota Meyer)

    11/29/2011 5:00:34 PM PST · by presidio9 · 35 replies
    ABC ^ | November 29, 2011 | OLIVIA KATRANDJIAN
    In September, President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor, the nation's most prestigious military award, to Sgt. Dakota Meyer, the marine who saved 36 of his comrades during an ambush in Afghanistan. Obama called Meyer one of the most "down-to-earth guys that you will ever meet." But today Meyer, 23, is having trouble getting a job because of allegations by defense contractor BAE Systems that he has a drinking problem and is mentally unstable. Meyer filed legal papers Monday claiming the allegations were in retaliation for objections he raised about BAE's alleged decision to sell high-tech sniper scopes to the...
  • Homeless in Toronto reach out to homeless in Japan

    03/25/2011 1:11:36 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 1 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | March 25, 2011 | Joe Fiorito
    When the earthquake hit Japan and the houses were crushed — and again, when the wall of water washed away those houses that remained — Raymond May Burgess and Dave Wheaton watched with particular interest. They have been homeless. They are also volunteers at the Good Neighbours Club, a downtown drop-in for men who have no homes, or who are badly housed. They figured they ought to help. What to do? Dave, who lived on the street for years, said, “I was watching it on TV. I talked to my mother; we’re finally talking again. And I came in here...
  • Bob Barker donates $2 million to Semper Fi Fund

    03/08/2011 10:30:28 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 8, 2011
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Former TV game show host Bob Barker is donating $2 million to a charity that helps injured members of the military and their families. The former host of "The Price is Right" will donate to the Semper Fi Fund, which assists Marines, soldiers, sailors, and Air Force and Coast Guard members who are injured during service.
  • The Death of Common Decency

    03/03/2011 4:23:00 PM PST · by OwenKellogg · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 03, 2011 | Frank Ryan
    The Supreme Court ruled that the Westboro Baptist Church's behavior in demonstrating at the funeral of Marine Lance Corporal Matthew Snyder was protected speech under the First Amendment of the Constitution. The Court of Public Opinion must hold the demonstrators to a different standard. Lance Corporal Snyder swore to defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic. He died defending the very rights of the people who violated his and his family's right to mourn. I too took that same oath. As a retired Marine Colonel, please allow me to defend my Marine Lance Corporal...
  • Happy Birthday Marines!

    11/10/2010 2:05:23 PM PST · by Michael Barnes · 22 replies
    235 Years ago. ^ | Today | Me
    Link toCommandant's Message:Neat Story; definitely esprit de corps. (NEWSER) – Two former Marines will demonstrate their solidarity in this weekend's Marine Corps Marathon, where Bryan Purcell will act as the "legs" of Eddie Ryan, an Iraq veteran who was paralyzed in combat, AOL News reports. Ryan, 26 was shot twice in the head in 2005, and while he's recovered far more than doctors expected, he can't yet walk on his own. HBO featured him in a show about vets, and the segment touched Purcell, who was inspired by Ryan's goal to run a marathon. "As soon as I saw that...
  • Semper Fi

    09/11/2010 6:26:54 AM PDT · by real saxophonist · 37 replies
    9/11 | Me
    Semper Fi
  • 25 year old Marine killed in Afghanistan...huge funeral turnout...no MSM

    08/21/2010 5:22:10 PM PDT · by bareford101 · 25 replies
    self | August 19, 2010 | Viet Nam vet
    Kristopher Greer, a 25-yr old Marine from our small community in Tennessee was killed in Afghanistan on August 8. His funeral was yesterday. Attendance at the funeral was remarkable. The highway was blocked, no parking spaces left at the church, had to walk or take a shuttle. It appeared as if the entire community was there plus many others from all around. You could not get into the service. Although his death is the saddest thing that can happen to a family and a community, it was overwhelming to see the Welcome Home he got and the way the entire...
  • They Wore A Yellow Ribbon

    05/18/2010 6:08:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 451+ views
    Investors.com ^ | May 18, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    War On Terror: Attempts to punish the Haditha Marines and Navy SEALs for their courage and bravery under fire failed. Now some would reward timidity and cowardice with a medal for "courageous restraint" under fire. A nonsensical proposal circulating in the Kabul headquarters of the International Security Forces in Afghanistan would give a medal to soldiers in battle who show restraint in the use of deadly force in situations where civilian casualties might result. This will not protect civilians as much as it will endanger the lives of our troops. Our soldiers are already disciplined and trained not to wantonly...
  • Documentary shines spotlight on U.S. Marines

    05/04/2010 9:05:20 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 7 replies · 336+ views
    Japan Times ^ | Saturday, May 1, 2010
    At a time when the fate of a U.S. Marines' Futenma base in Okinawa is dominating headlines, a documentary is shedding light on the troops and the training they undertake before living on foreign soil. Director Yukihisa Fujimoto went to South Carolina's Parris Island, one of the marines' main training facilities, to document the 12-week process used to convert pimply boys and girls into fighting men and women in "One Shot One Kill," now screening in Tokyo. Fujimoto, a critic of the many U.S. military facilities in Japan, including the Futenma air station, said he was motivated to shoot the...
  • Free All The SEALs From Travesty

    04/22/2010 4:39:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 452+ views
    Investors.com ^ | April 22, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    <p>Military Justice: The first of three Navy SEALs charged with abusing a captured jihadist has been cleared. Why has this administration taken the word of terrorists and let American heroes twist in the wind?</p> <p>The acquittal of Petty Officer 1st Class Julio Huertas, 29, of Blue Island, Ill., by a six-member U.S. military jury in Baghdad on Thursday is good news and the correct verdict.</p>