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  • Chris Kyle and American Sniper: A Critique of a Faux Critique (small spoilers)

    01/28/2015 5:02:07 AM PST · by servo1969 · 3 replies
    Stately McDaniel Manor ^ | 1-24-2015 | Mike McDaniel
    Media Progressives are nothing if not predictable. A case in point is one Matt Taibbi, writing what purports to be a movie review of American Sniper in a January 21, 2015 edition of Rolling Stone, which rag hasn’t had a good run of journalistic integrity of late. One can expect the self-appointed cultural elite to be insultingly dismissive of and terminally snarky about anything the denizens of flyover country–you know, Americans?–like, but his article “American Sniper’ Is Almost Too Dumb To Criticize. Almost,” is a study in predictability and lazy disdain.Regular readers know that I’ve been covering Chris Kyle for...
  • The Less than One Percenters

    01/26/2015 3:40:56 PM PST · by Starman417 · 5 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-26-15 | Wordsmith
    For a country that's been engaged in two major theaters of war for around the last 13 years, much of the service and sacrifice has been made by the true 1%'ers. A 2013 Pew Research article reports that only a 5th of the Congress at the time had any military experience, themselves. Not all that long ago, military service was practically a requirement for serving in Congress. The high point in recent decades was the 95th Congress (1977-78) when, following an influx of Vietnam-era veterans, a combined 77% of the House and Senate had served in the armed forces. But...
  • My review of "American Sniper"

    01/25/2015 6:33:57 AM PST · by paterfamilias · 61 replies
    25 January 2015 | Paterfamilias
    We saw "American Sniper" last night. My wife and I went with a group of about a dozen other military parents (Navy, Marine Corps, Army). This is not a typical "war movie" in that it explores one man's journey from civilian life into the military community into war (four tours in Iraq) and then explores his difficult re-entry into civilian life. So, in a way, the movie is about the family and community of the as much as it is about Chris Kyle. There are aspects of the movie that some will dismiss as trite or jingoistic: Kyle's father instructing...
  • American Sniper film 'behind rise in anti-Muslim threats'

    01/25/2015 5:16:18 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 80 replies
    BBC News ^ | January 25, 2015
    The release of the film American Sniper has led to an increase in threats against Muslims in the US, according to an Arab-American civil rights group. The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) has written to director Clint Eastwood and star Bradley Cooper. Their film is based on US soldier Chris Kyle's service in Iraq from 2003-09. The ADC said a "majority of the violent threats we have seen over the past few days are result of how Arab and Muslims are depicted in American Sniper". The organisation, which describes itself as the largest Arab civil rights organisation in the US, said...
  • American Sniper': Intolerance Burns Inside the Left Like a Poison

    01/24/2015 8:11:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 91 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/24/15 | John Nolte
    In a Weekly Standard piece titled, The American Sniper Freakout: Why the Left Cant Tolerate This Movie, Mark Hemingway does a fine job of breaking down exactly why the Left either hates American Sniper or is dishonestly claiming it is a left-wing movie. Its a thorough, must-read that perfectly lays out the case. Outside the context of the film itself, there is an additional reason the Left cant tolerate Eastwoods masterpiece: every act of apostasy, even one, must be punished. The Left cannot tolerate dissent. If just one thing sneaks through the institutions the Left is desperate to hold a...
  • Americans Prefer 'American Sniper' Over Obama's Empty Chair

    01/21/2015 5:59:25 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Investors.com ^ | January 21, 2015 | Editorial
    Valor: When Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood talked to an empty chair at the 2012 GOP convention, many thought he'd lost it. Now more Americans are watching his story of hero Chris Kyle than saw the State of the Union. There was a sense of irony in President Obama praising himself for a "persistent, steady resolve" in fighting an Islamic terrorism he refuses to call by name. He delivered his State of the Union speech just as the U.S. military was moving the assault ships Iwo Jima and Fort McHenry into the Red Sea to evacuate American personnel, if necessary, from...
  • American Sniper a Rorschach test separating the wheat from the chaff

    01/21/2015 5:16:09 AM PST · by servo1969 · 24 replies
    bookwormroom.com ^ | 1-21-2015 | Bookworm
    I haven’t yet seen the movie American Sniper, but I have read Chris Kyle’s autobiography, on which it is based. I therefore believe that I am qualified to write on the topic.Although, come to think of it, I’m not really going to write about American Sniper at all. Instead, I’m going to write about some of the reactions to American Sniper, which function as a Rorschach test of American (and, dare I say, un-American?) values.I have to begin with the fundamental premise, one that drives the Left nuts, which is that Clint Eastwood, with help from a superb Bradley Cooper,...
  • Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer blasts Michael Moores sniper comments

    01/20/2015 2:01:22 PM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 20 replies
    FOXNEWS/Politics ^ | January 20, 2015 | WashingtonFreeBeacon
    Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer criticized Michael Moore for Twitter comments he made Sunday. SNIP Meyer responded to the tweet in a post on Scout: "I'm sure that his grandfather, who died serving this country, is rolling over in his grave knowing that his grandson is using him to justify him calling U.S. servicemen cowards. I'd be willing to bet that at some point during his grandfather's service, he was watched over by U.S. snipers, and probably had his life saved more than once by U.S. snipers during the war. "I served as a Marine sniper for three years,...
  • America The Murdering Psycho Sniper

    01/20/2015 1:21:53 PM PST · by absentee · 14 replies
    Rabble Writer ^ | 1/19/15 | Caleb Howe
    This weekend and into Monday morning, the usual cast of characters and character assassins have been spouting nonsense about America and Islam and war and soldiers, all in the wake of the record-smashing opening for the movie American Sniper. Michael Moore weighed in, as did Seth Rogen, to name two of many. Among the words thrown around were "Nazi", "mass murderer", "coward" and even that most damning of epithets, Republican. That's what they have to say about a soldier. (Remember, as we go on through this story, that liberals love the troops. You'll have to keep reminding yourself because it...
  • Gov. Palin: "God bless our troops, especially our snipers."

    01/19/2015 4:28:48 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 28 replies
    Sarah's Facebook Via Conservatives4Palin ^ | January 19 2015 | iizthatiiz
    Governor Palin posted the following on her Facebook wall:God bless our troops, especially our snipers. Hollywood leftists: while caressing shiny plastic trophies you exchange among one another while spitting on the graves of freedom fighters who allow you to do what you do, just realize the rest of America knows you're not fit to shine Chris Kyle's combat boots. May the epic "American Sniper" bring nothing but blessings to Taya and the children of this true American hero. Thank you Bradley Cooper and Clint Eastwood for respecting the United States Military. - Sarah Palin PS - Rep. Paul Gosars office...
  • Heres What American Sniper Chris Kyle Said About His Killing Two Men at a Gas Station in 2009

    01/19/2015 3:30:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    DMagazine ^ | 1/19/15 | Michael J. Mooney
    Chris Kyle was incredible. He was simply an incredible, real-life action hero. Before his death, he was already known as the deadliest sniper in American history and as a best-selling author. Since his death, a few reporters have heard trickles of other stories. Around Midlothian, one story in particular has been raising eyebrows. It goes something like this: when he was first back from Iraq, in 2009, Chris Kyle killed two armed men who were attempting to carjack him at a gas station. I first heard this story more than a year ago. It hasnt made the news much. There...
  • AMERICAN SNIPER': SAME LEFTISTS DEFAMING CHRIS KYLE AS KILLER WANTED EVERY IRAQI DEAD

    01/19/2015 1:19:36 PM PST · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    breitbart.com/big-hollywood ^ | 1-19-2015 | John Nolte
    While Kyle was risking his life over four tours of duty to protect his country and innocent Iraqi civilians from evil, savage terrorists, the American Left, and most especially the Hollywood Left, were using every weapon at their disposal to ensure untold millions of innocent Iraqis were fed into a terrorist/death squad meat grinder. The Left made no secret of this. At the height of the Iraq War, Democrats, the mainstream media, and Hollywood fought tooth and nail for America to pull prematurely out of Iraq. The very same people lying about Chris Kyle today are the very same people...
  • American Sniper: Everything Hollywood Hates

    01/19/2015 12:47:08 PM PST · by servo1969 · 75 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | 1-19-2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The primary criticism of American Sniper ran in the New Republic, and it's what's feeding all the other criticism. The criticism in the New Republic is written by a guy named... What's his name? Dennis Jett. He admits he's not even seen it. He hasn't even seen it. The criticism of American Sniper is that Clint Eastwood has written and directed a movie that's celebrating a murderer -- a racist, bigoted murderer -- Chris Kyle who murders innocent Iraqi brown people. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99k3u9ay1gs We in America, by going to see this movie, are celebrating barbarism. We are celebrating murder. We...
  • American Sniper Complaints Grow in Hollywood: Should Clint Eastwood Be Celebrating a Killer?

    01/19/2015 8:18:44 AM PST · by jda · 53 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 18 January 2015 | Steve Pond
    Even as American Sniper breaks January box-office records and revels in six Oscar nominations, criticism over the subject of the film, sharpshooter Chris Kyle, is rising and reaching into the Academy of Motion Picture of Arts and Sciences, which votes on the Academy Awards. Over the weekend, multiple Academy members told TheWrap that they had been passing around a recent article by Dennis Jett in The New Republic that attacks the film for making a hero out of Kyle, who said: The enemy are savages and despicably evil, and his only regret is that I didnt kill more. Kyle made...
  • The Army Ranger sniper who earned the nickname 'The Reaper' for killing more than 30 insurgents...

    01/19/2015 1:41:07 AM PST · by spetznaz · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 18 January 2015 | Daniel Bates
    A sniper has told how he was given the nickname 'The Reaper' by his comrades in the military - after killing 33 men in less than four months. Former Army Ranger Nick Irv Irving using his trusty SR-25 rifle he nicknamed Dirty Diana to blast insurgents to death during the Iraq War. He was so possessive over his girl as he called the gun, that he hated it when other men touched her and would spend four hours a night painting her. Before every battle he would get pumped up to the sounds of men zipping their gear up with...
  • American Sniper: best war movie of all time? I think so.....

    01/18/2015 10:37:10 AM PST · by beebuster2000 · 68 replies
    self | jan 18 2015 | beebuster2000
    and i don't say that lightly. Patton, Gettysburgh, Das Boot, Run Silent Run Deep, Fury, and on and on. But Sniper is absolutely riveting in its portrayal of combat and the people in combat, i can't say more, except that when the movie ended in a packed theatre, a few people, me included, were drying eyes, but the theatre was absolutely silent and stayed that way. no one moved for a while then the whole theatre silently filed out.
  • American Sniper; A Powerful Movie Worth Seeing.

    01/17/2015 1:48:51 AM PST · by lee martell · 12 replies
    January 17 2014 | Lee Martell
    Considering that the movie American Sniper written about Chris Kyle, and directed by Clint Eastwood has been out since the last week of December, I may be late to the game expressing an opinion. I'll say it anyway, this is one of the best movies I've ever experienced. Notice I say, 'experienced, vs just 'seen', because the film becomes exactly that, something anticipated, tolerated, endured and later celebrated. Certain portions of the film resemble riding along with the police during their night shifts, or at least what most people expect these shifts to be like. I know very little about...
  • Murdered Navy Seal, Chris Kyle...A Texas Goodbye!

    01/07/2015 6:57:52 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 19 replies
    email from friend | unknown
    Chris Kyle was Derek's teammate through 10 years of training and battle. They both suffer/suffered from PTSD to some extent and took great care of each other because of it. 2006 in Ramadi was horrible for young men that never had any more aggressive physical contact with another human than on a Texas football field. They lost many friends. Chris became the armed services number #1 sniper of all time. Not something he was happy about, other than the fact that in so doing, he saved a lot of American lives. Three years ago, his wife Taya asked him to...
  • 2014 Military Review - DARPA showed off self guided 50 caliber sniper rounds

    12/30/2014 2:02:03 PM PST · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    nextbigfuture.com ^ | December 29, 2014 | Staff
    DARPA's Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) program conducted the first successful live-fire tests demonstrating in-flight guidance of .50-caliber bullets in the spring of 2014. This video shows EXACTO rounds maneuvering in flight to hit targets that are offset from where the sniper rifle is initially aimed. EXACTO's specially designed ammunition and real-time optical guidance system help track and direct projectiles to their targets by compensating for weather, wind, target movement and other factors that could impede successful aim. The EXACTO program is developing new approaches and advanced capabilities to improve the range and accuracy of sniper systems beyond the current...
  • 86-year-old veteran sniper still has perfect aim.

    08/07/2014 4:12:22 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | I dunno | I dunno
    Just watch the video..............
  • Don't take the widow's money Jesse

    08/04/2014 5:44:46 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    Blackfive.net ^ | 7-29-2014 | Uncle Jimbo
    Jesse Ventura has won the defamation lawsuit he filed against the widow of Chris Kyle, Navy SEAL and author of American Sniper. Somehow he convinced a jury that his reputation was sullied when Kyle told the world Ventura acted the fool at another SEALs funeral and then got knocked out. Ventura said he was suing the widow and kids because of his reputation, not for the money. So setting aside the grotesquerie that he even won, he should refuse to take the cash. He proved his case, he was vindicated, so he should be the "big man" he claims to...
  • Ventura wins $1.8 million in defamation suit

    07/29/2014 11:48:23 AM PDT · by Solson · 80 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | July 29, 2014
    <p>Former Gov. Jesse Ventura won his defamation case against the author of American Sniper.</p> <p>The jury awarded a total of $1.845 million: $500,000 in defamation damages and $1.345 million for unjust enrichment.</p> <p>Jurors could not reach a unanimous verdict, as instructed. Instead, with the consent of both sides, they voted 8 to 2 in Venturas favor.</p>
  • Witness: Ventura Said SEALs Deserved To Lose Men In Iraq

    07/16/2014 5:42:28 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 39 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 7/16/14 | Pat Kessler
    Defense lawyers in the Jesse Ventura defamation case rolled out a parade of witnesses Wednesday claiming Ventura got punched out in a California bar. Thats the claim in the best-selling war memoir American Sniper by the deceased author Chris Kyle. Its about to be made into a movie. But the bar fight is a claim Ventura says never happened. For the last two days, Navy SEALs have claimed in court that they saw one part or another of the bar fight. Ventura, described in the book as scruff face, is accused of shooting off his mouth about the war and...
  • Witness Says She Saw Ventura Get Punched in Bar

    07/14/2014 5:56:33 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 26 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 7/14/14 | AP
    Laura deShazo of Salt Lake City testified Monday she was at the pub in Coronado California, the night when slain "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle said he punched a man he called "Scruff Face." Kyle later identified the man as Ventura. DeShazo said she was in the bar to attend the wake for a friend of Kyle's. While there, she, her sister and her brother's girlfriend poses for a picture with Ventura.
  • Widow of 'American Sniper' Author: My Husband Doesn't Lie

    07/09/2014 11:27:38 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 18 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 7/9/14 | Jennie Olson / AP
    The defamation trial for former Gov. Jesse Ventura continues Wednesday with a videotaped deposition of the late author of "American Sniper" Chris Kyle. Ventura claims Kyle defamed him in his autobiography by saying he knocked him down during a barroom incident in 2006 after Ventura allegedly made disparaging comments about Navy SEALs. Kyle referred to the man he punched as "Scruff Face" in the book but acknowledged in later interviews he meant Ventura.
  • British sniper in Afghanistan kills six Taliban with one bullet

    04/01/2014 8:00:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 04/01/2014 | By Holly Watt
    A British sniper in Afghanistan killed six insurgents with a single bullet after hitting the trigger switch of a suicide bomber whose device then exploded, The Telegraph has learnt. The 20-year-old marksman, a Lance Corporal in the Coldstream Guards, hit his target from 930 yards (850 metres) away, killing the suicide bomber and five others around him caught in the blast. The incident in Kakaran in southern Afghanistan happened in December but has only now been disclosed as Britain moves towards the withdrawal of all combat soldiers by the end of the year. Lt Col Richard Slack, commanding officer of...
  • Sniper takes out 6 Taliban militants in Afghanistan with one bullet

    04/01/2014 5:54:31 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 19 replies
    wash times ^ | 4/1/14 | c chumley
    <p>A sniper with a highly accurate eye has shot and killed six Taliban militants in Afghanistan with a single bullet various media reported.</p> <p>The unnamed star shooter is a 20-year-old lance corporal in the Coldstream Guards in Britain, The Telegraph reported.</p>
  • Can You Spot the Snipers in These Photos?

    03/10/2014 9:17:45 AM PDT · by ThinkingBuddha · 16 replies
    http://www.vice.com ^ | 2/12/2014 | Simon Menner
    Can You Spot the Snipers in These Photos?
  • Sniper Ammunition: Homeland Security Revives The Purchases

    02/11/2014 7:02:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Prepper Podcast Radio Network ^ | February 11, 2014 | James Smith
    "My first shot at a hog with an AMAX out of the 300 SAUM was spectacular. Hit in the neck at 258 yards and there was only a little piece of fur holding the body together at that point. Good terminal performance.” - Mark Swab’s appraisal of the Hornady .308 AMAX sniper ammunition round Despite rising unemployment, record number of people on public assistance, the US Government via the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) has placed a solicitation for more sniper ammo, in this order – they are requesting 141,160 rounds of ammunition (7,058 boxes) of...
  • Sniper Basics For The SHTF Survivalist

    01/30/2014 8:03:04 PM PST · by Errant · 104 replies
    Alt Market ^ | 30 January 2014 | Brandon Smith
    Editor’s Note: The following primer for Survivalist Snipers is a must-read (and implement) for anyone who is serious about preserving their life and liberty in the event of a worst-case scenario. Brandon Smith of Alt-Market.com has generously contributed his time and energy to developing this guide and sharing it with our community.(Pictured: Alt-Market.com founder Brandon Smith)God is not on the side of the big battalions, but on the side of those who shoot best - VoltaireFor a long time sniper tactics have been consider by many, even in the military, to be akin to a kind of state designated “murder”...
  • Soldier Killed by Sniper Fire Near Lebanon

    12/15/2013 9:25:31 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/12/13 | Gil Ronen & Elad Benari
    IDF First Sergeant Shlomi Cohen, 31, of Afula, was killed on Sunday evening after being hit by sniper fire near Israel's northern border with Lebanon. The attack took place near Rosh Hanikra, in northwestern Israel, and was perpetrated by a soldier from the Lebanese army. A military source who spoke with Arutz Sheva said that the Lebanese soldier fired at least seven bullets at an IDF vehicle. Cohen's family has been notified. Israel has filed a complaint with the UN over the incident, the IDF Spokesperson's Unit said in a statement. The IDF reserves the right to respond when and...
  • Lebanese sniper kills IDF soldier near border

    12/15/2013 2:29:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 12/15/13
    A Lebanese army sniper killed an Israeli soldier near the border fence near Rosh Hanikra on Sunday night. An initial IDF assessment, based on data from lookout positions on the border, found shots were fired by a soldier from the Lebanese Armed Forces who apparently was acting alone. Six to seven shots were fired at the IDF soldier who was standing on a road adjacent to the electronic border fence with Lebanon.
  • 85-year-old U.S. Army sniper veteran proves he hasn't lost his skills @ 1,000 yards

    12/06/2013 3:01:42 PM PST · by virgil283 · 27 replies
    He may be 85 years old, but when Army sniper veteran (Battle of the Bulge) Ted Gundy was given the chance to show off the skills he used in World War Two, he proved he still could....(video 5min.)
  • Who hired the Law Enforcement Snipers at Keene Pumpkin Fest 2013?

    10/22/2013 4:44:50 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 98 replies
    Graham Colson, an area resident for 15+ years who has been to Keene Pumpkin Fest for just as long, said the presence of snipers was unprecedented. He was able to take the above image of a two person sniper team on the rooftop of the Keene Apartments building overlooking Roxbury & Central Square earlier today. KPD Confirms: "The pictures you put on your website were police officers."
  • Ventura's deposition in suit against 'American Sniper' author reveals he never read the book

    08/07/2013 4:50:52 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 46 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 8-6-13 | David Hanners
    Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura couldn't enumerate just how a Navy SEAL sniper's book defamed him, but he said he'd had a hard time finding work since the book came out. He also said his main complaint about it -- that the late Chris Kyle's tale that he decked Ventura for badmouthing SEALs was untrue -- left him worrying if people think he's a traitor. "Every day of my life, I walk around looking over my shoulder now, wondering who believes that and who doesn't," Ventura said in response to a question from Kyle's lawyer, John Borger.
  • White House cancels Obama's African safari after plans are revealed to include a military SNIPER

    06/14/2013 4:54:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 53 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 13 June, 2013 | David Martosko
    President and Mrs. Obama are planning a trip to sub-Saharan Africa later in the month, but the White House has scotched a plan to include a Tanzanian safari on the agenda after a reporter revealed that a team of snipers with high-powered military assault rifles would accompany him in the wild. The Washington Post reported Thursday afternoon that the itinerary's dangers 'would have required the presidents special counterassault team to carry sniper rifles with high-caliber rounds that could neutralize cheetahs, lions or other animals if they became a threat.' The newspaper based its report on a confidential planning document leaked...
  • Lookie how Obama is using your tax dollars now: Sending Syrian jihadists our most advanced sniper

    04/03/2013 12:38:39 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Bare Naked Islam ^ | 3/31/13 | staff
    FSA jihadist rebels are now using the most advanced sniper rifle available today. The AS-50 is used by the Navy SEALS and will penetrate steel and concrete from an extremely long range. How long before this rifle is used to kill Israeli soldiers patrolling the Syrian border, FSA rebels have already started taking potshots at patrolling Israeli Soldiers in the past week, imagine what they can do now with the mother of all urban warfare Sniper rifles in their possession?. We know that the most of the weapons that the U.S is funneling to the FSA ends up in the...
  • The Legend of Chris Kyle

    03/26/2013 8:00:34 PM PDT · by jyro · 18 replies
    dmagazine ^ | 3.18.2013 | Michael J. Mooney
    The deadliest sniper in U.S. history performed near miracles on the battlefield. Then he had to come home. Theres a story about Chris Kyle: on a cold January morning in 2010, he pulled into a gas station somewhere along Highway 67, south of Dallas. He was driving his supercharged black Ford F350 outfitted with black rims and oversize knobby mudding tires. Kyle had replaced the Ford logo on the grill with a small chrome skull, similar to the Punisher emblem from the Marvel Comics series, and added a riot-ready aftermarket grill guard bearing the words ROAD ARMOR. He had just...
  • SWAT officer attracts ridicule after hes pictured with his rifle sight on backwards

    03/16/2013 12:35:50 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 77 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 16, 2013 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    A SWAT team in upstate New York is being mocked as an example of the difference between military and police training after an officer was captured peering through a backwards sight on his combat rifle. As users on the military Reddit were quick to point out when the image was posted, the reverse sight makes it effectively useless. Users mocked the SWAT officers training and some went so far as to question the motives of some of the men serving in local law enforcement.
  • Chris Kyle Memorial - live streaming

    02/11/2013 11:12:15 AM PST · by WestTexasWend · 18 replies
    NBCWashington.com ^ | Feb 11, 2013
    Top box.
  • Ron Paul tweets about SEAL sniper's death: "He who lives by the sword dies by the sword"

    02/04/2013 11:21:16 AM PST · by Innovative · 39 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Feb 4, 2013 | Vince Coglianese
    Former congressman and libertarian icon Ron Paul tweeted a startling reaction to the death of SEAL sniper Chris Kyle on Monday: Chris Kyle's death seems to confirm that "he who lives by the sword dies by the sword." Treating PTSD at a firing range doesn't make sense Kyle and a friend were both killed by a veteran struggling with PTSD while working with him at a gun range on Saturday. Kyle was the author of the best-selling "American Sniper," which detailed his time as a record-holding SEAL sniper.
  • Renowned Navy SEAL Sniper Shot Dead At Texas Gun Range

    02/03/2013 12:57:33 AM PST · by zeestephen · 44 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02 February 2013 | Jessica Stanton
    Chris Kyle, known as the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history, was reportedly shot and killed on Saturday. Kyle was shot point-blank while helping another soldier who is recovering from PTSD.
  • Chris Kyle, Another Brother Lost

    02/02/2013 8:28:28 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 83 replies
    SOFREP ^ | 2-2-2013 | Jack Murphy
    Chris Kyle, Another Brother Lost by Jack Murphy · February 2, 2013 · Posted In: SOF News I am saddened to have to announce the tragic loss of another one of our own. This has been a hard year for the Special Operations community, perhaps the SEAL community most of all.Today Chris Kyle was shot and killed at a shooting range at the Rough Creek Lodge in Texas, murdered along with a second individual.Chris had been volunteering his time to help Marine Corps veterans suffering from PTSD and mentoring them. Part of this process involved taking these veterans to the...
  • Author of "American Sniper" among the dead at Rough Creek (CHRIS KYLE MURDERED!)

    02/02/2013 7:01:42 PM PST · by hawkeye101 · 328 replies
    A former Tarleton State University student who wrote the best-selling book, "American Sniper," was one of two victims shot and killed at Rough Creek Lodge late Saturday afternoon. Chris Kyle and a friend were found dead at Rough Creek's shooting range.
  • SAS sniper jailed for 18 months for 'forgetting' about pistol(UK)

    11/12/2012 11:12:46 AM PST · by marktwain · 46 replies
    metro.co.uk ^ | 11 November, 2012 | NA
    Sergeant Danny Nightingale, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, was sentenced to 18 months in a military jail last week. A working 9mm Glock handgun, given to him after he trained a counterterrorism force in 2007, was found in his home by police last year. He said he forgot he had the weapon and failed to declare it. His wife Sally described the father of two as a 'hero who has been betrayed', while the sentence came in for more criticism after it was handed down in the days leading up to Remembrance Sunday. Sgt Nightingale's lawyer said his client...
  • Navy SEAL and deadliest sniper Chris Kyle to speak at Fellowship Church (D/FW) this weekend

    06/27/2012 10:30:18 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 3 replies
    A Special Interview with Highly Decorated Military Hero Chris Kyle Ed Young hosts a special interview with Chief Chris Kyle, Navy SEAL and author of American Sniper. Join us as this American hero describes how his love for God, family and country shaped his military career and how he continues to serve and support our troops. Can't join us? Every weekend you can watch the worship experience at FellowshipLive.com Services at Grapevine, Plano, Fort Worth, Dallas (Texas) and Miami, Florida campuses this Saturday night and Sunday morning. Fireworks show at Grapevine campus Saturday night. Rebroadcast online afterwards: www.fellowshipchurch.com/messages See website...
  • National Lab Seeks Partner to Commercialize Self-Guided Bullet

    03/15/2012 7:05:29 PM PDT · by U-238 · 17 replies
    Wharton Aerospace ^ | 2/02/2012 | Wharton Aerospace
    Sandia National Laboratories is seeking a partnership with a private company to commercialize a new guided bullet that its engineers have invented, according to the U.S. government lab, which is managed by Lockheed Martin. The Sandia researchers, Red Jones and Brian Kast and their colleagues, created a dart-like self-guided bullet for small-caliber firearms that uses laser guidance to hit targets more than a mile away. "We have a very promising technology to guide small projectiles that could be fully developed inexpensively and rapidly," Jones said. The prototype was built using commercially available components and the initial testing in computer simulations...
  • Meet the big shot SEAL is Americas deadliest sniper

    01/02/2012 9:19:03 AM PST · by Baynative · 63 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 1, 2012 | GARY BUISO
    In north-central Texas, Kyle grew up dipping tobacco, riding horses and hunting deer, turkey and quail a cowboy at heart. The son of a Sunday-school teacher and a church deacon, Kyle credits a higher authority for his longest kill. From 2,100 yards away from a village just outside of Sadr City in 2008, he spied a man aiming a rocket launcher at an Army convoy and squeezed off one shot from his .338 Lapua Magnum rifle. Dead. From more than a mile away. God blew that bullet and hit him, he said.
  • U.S. Army Specialist from Longview Killed in Afghanistan

    12/23/2011 9:57:04 PM PST · by Stonewall Jackson · 27 replies
    The Daily News Online ^ | December 22, 2011 | Erik Olsen and Marqise Allen
    A female Mark Morris High School graduate was shot and killed Wednesday in a guard tower in Afghanistan, according to the soldier's stepmother. U.S. Army Specialist Mikayla Anne Bragg is Cowlitz County's first casualty in a combat zone since the Vietnam War, according to Daily News archives. Bragg, 21, was scheduled to leave Afghanistan around Christmas and return to the United States on Jan. 6, stepmother Amber Bragg of Longview said Thursday. Bragg enlisted right after she graduated high school in 2008, Amber Bragg said. According to her Facebook page, Bragg's primary duties were as a motor transport operator for...
  • Pregnant mom dies shielding schoolchildren from rooftop gunman in Brooklyn

    10/22/2011 6:35:46 PM PDT · by Immerito · 33 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | October 21, 2011 | BY Kerry Burke, Mark Morales, Bob Kappstatter AND Rocco Parascandola
    A gunman perched on a Brooklyn rooftop opened fire Friday, grazing an 11-year-old girl and killing a pregnant woman who was shielding several of her kids. A second woman was wounded when the the gunman unleashed a hail of bullets from atop a building near Public School 298 in Brownsville about 2:30 p.m., police said. Zurana Horton, the 33-year-old pregnant woman, was hit in the head in front of the Lucky Supermarket at Pitkin Ave. and Watkins St. after she threw herself over a group of children, cops and witnesses said. "Moments before, she was seen hovering over several children...