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  • The Rest of the 'Unbroken' Story

    12/23/2014 4:34:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    On Dec. 25, the unforgettable story about Louis Zamperini, an Olympian turned World War II prisoner of war hero, opens in theaters nationwide. As astoundingly resilient as Zamperini was, however, his real power was found in a fact underplayed in the movie; namely, he whose birth we celebrate Dec. 25 is the one responsible for restoring and transforming Zamperini's heart and life. First, let me say, few lives can compare with Zamperini's. He lived hard from a young age. He smoked cigarettes by the time he was 5, and his favorite pastime as a youth was stealing beer from bootleggers.Cops...
  • No Room for Vets in the Inn

    12/22/2014 4:23:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2014 | Katie Kieffer
    Homeless American veterans shiver in the bitter cold while illegal immigrants receive subsidized four-year degrees. At midnight, in Bethlehem, in piercing cold, Christ was born in a stable after his parents were turned away by every innkeeper. Joseph and Mary did not respond with entitlement: “If you don’t shelter us, then you’re racist.” Rather, they used their ingenuity to find an alternative birthplace for their son among friends—farm animals, shepherds, kings, and angels—beneath the light of an extraordinary star. “And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him up in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because...
  • 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 DARMES 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...
  • [DOD] is contacting service members and [vets] who may have been exposed to chemicals...[editd]

    12/15/2014 12:56:29 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 5 replies
    VetsHQ ^ | Not Available | N/A
    This effort is in response to the recent reports in The New York Times, most notably an Oct. 14 article, The Secret Casualties of Iraqs Abandoned Chemical Weapons, which detailed its investigation and the Pentagons acknowledgement that as many as 600 U.S. troops had reported chemical exposure, but it failed to realize the scope of the exposure or offer adequate treatment. In the video above posted on YouTube from Taji, Iraq, in 2008, this is the description of the video (a similar video was used by the Times): A cache of mustard rounds found buried in a peninsula near Taji,...
  • 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.
  • Americans and Belgians mark 70th anniversary of Battle of the Bulge

    12/13/2014 12:15:44 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 22 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Saturday 13 December 2014 11.43 EST
    Belgiums King Philippe, right, and Queen Mathilde throw nuts to the public, during the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, in Bastogne, Belgium, on Saturday. The tradition dates from when the Germans asked for the US surrender in Bastogne, to which General Anthony McAuliffe answered: Nuts! Photograph: Yves Logghe/AP Braving snowy weather, Americans and Belgians gathered in the Ardennes on Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of one of the biggest and bloodiest US battles of the second world war, the Battle of the Bulge. Jean-Claude Klepper, 62, of Virton, Belgium, said we must never forget what...
  • On Pearl Harbor Day, Boston Globe Says US Should Hero-Worship Community Organizers, Not GIs

    12/07/2014 9:34:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 7, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    December 7th is a day that most Americans take a moment to reflect on the sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform as they look back on the Japanese surprise attack on the naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on that date in 1941. Not the Boston Globe which published an anti-military screed by columnist Stephen Kinzer on the 73rd anniversary of the attack entitled, Joining the Military Doesnt Make You a Hero Kinzer decries American society in 2014 treating troopers and veterans as heroes. While Kinzer gives a perfunctory nod to soldiers who perform above and beyond...
  • Pearl Harbor Reunion, 2014

    12/07/2014 2:33:08 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/07/14 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    The Greatest Generation With each passing year, the reunion number is dwindling. The Pearl Harbor survivors are over 90 years old, and the members of that group that got together today in Hawaii numbered a little more than a dozen. Today marks the 73rd Anniversary of the attack against Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, during which 2,400 sailors, Marines, and soldiers were killed. Some have called the reunion of the USS Arizona Reunion Association the last gathering of USS Arizona survivors, but the gathering doesnt see this meeting as the last one, just yet. The USS Arizona was a battleship that was...
  • Oversight Needed on New VA Law

    12/05/2014 10:29:54 AM PST · by April29 · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/5/2014 | David Vitter and Charles Boustany
    http://thehill.com/opinion/op-ed/226014-oversight-needed-on-new-va-law The average person would expect better customer service and professionalism from the local Department of Motor Vehicles. Whether its incompetence or indifference, why should we tolerate such behavior in VISN 16 when were dealing with veterans life-saving medical care? By tolerating inappropriate denials, his organization needlessly forces thousands of Louisiana veterans into a lengthy appeals process that can last more than two years.
  • Memo To The Senate GOP Class Of 2016: What Are You, Nuts?

    12/03/2014 6:29:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/03/2014 | Hugh Hewitt
    The very first action taken by the lame duck Congress in the House will be a betrayal of the military and the voters who just gave them a larger majority and their colleagues in the Senate control. The lame duck House is scheduled to pass --perhaps as early as today-- a National Defense Authorization Act ("NDAA") which cuts the scheduled pay hike for the military from 1.8 percent to 1 percent, which slaps a co-pay on all their prescriptions --real dollars every time every military kid gets an ear infection, and a huge hit for any military family with a...
  • ACLU: Army to recognize legal names of transgender veterans

    12/02/2014 11:53:20 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 2, 2014 1:45 PM EST | Bruce Shipkowski
    The U.S. Army has agreed to fully recognize the new legal names of two transgender military veterans, the American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday. The groups New Jersey chapter announced that the Army Board for Correction of Military Records recently notified the two veterans about its decision. The board initially recommended that the request be rejected, but the Army Review Boards deputy assistant secretary overrode the decision.
  • "What Should Modern American Foreign Policy Look Like?" Natl Security Forum w/Speaker Ted Cruz

    12/01/2014 2:50:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    WSET-TV / PRNewswire / MediaDC-The Weekly Standard ^ | December 1, 2014 | Emily Laird, Concerned Veterans for America
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, December 2, Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) and The Weekly Standard will host a national security policy forum, "What Should Modern American Foreign Policy Look Like?" at the historic Willard Hotel in downtown Washington. With turmoil and ISIS on the rise in the Middle East, the specter of a new Cold War between Russia and the West, and an increasingly adversarial relationship with China, this symposium will explore and debate the proper orientation of U.S. national security and foreign policy priorities in the 21st Century. The event, part of CVA's Strength and...
  • American Conundrums

    11/28/2014 5:42:59 PM PST · by xzins · 8 replies
    CHQ ^ | 11/26/2014 | CHQ Staff
    Every day CHQ readers email us all manner of material – comments, news tips, rumors, conspiracy theories, jokes you cannot tell your Sunday school teacher – it all arrives and gets reviewed even though a lot of it doesn’t really fit our “news and commentary from the Tea Party or limited government constitutional conservative perspective” USP. But every so often something comes in over the transom that’s so incisive (and in this case funny in a sad sort of way) that we just have to share it, and such was the case with “American Conundrums” an email forwarded to us...
  • Veterans Slam Obama's Leadership On Iraq (What Leadership?!!!)

    11/28/2014 12:41:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    Veterans Day has come and gone, but the Media Research Centers Dan Joseph had just one question to ask the Iraq War veterans: How do they feel about the Obama administrations decision to pull all combat troops out of Iraq. In short, they werent pleased at all. One veteran called the president a moron, and that his friends who died over there would be rolling in their graves over Obamas decision to withdraw from Iraq and end combat operations. Others also voiced their opposition to the decision, noting that theres a reason why civilian control of the military comes with...
  • Oath Keepers Guarding Businesses in Ferguson, Missouri: Calling on Volunteers to Assist

    11/26/2014 7:56:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Oathkeepers ^ | November 25, 2014
    Calling all skilled veterans and patriots! We need your help in Ferguson, Missouri. Oath Keepers has a Security Team on the ground right now, in Ferguson, guarding businesses. That team is lead by local Oath Keepers, including retired Missouri police. last night, that team secured four local businesses after the riots erupted, and will do so again tonight, and as long as it takes, but they need your help! (See below for list of skills needed, and how to connect with the team).Little Caesars Pizza on Fire in Ferguson Last Night. More Arson ExpectedThe Oath Keepers Ferguson Security Team needs...
  • REAL BROTHERS IN ARMS

    11/26/2014 3:34:30 PM PST · by DJ Taylor · 3 replies
    A&E ^ | 11/11/2013 | Herb Heilbrun and John Leahr
    A Heart warming story you may have seen before, but it's well worth seeing again. https://www.youtube.com/embed/agwnwqCdwl8
  • Off-the-shelf fix for veteran hospital waiting lines

    11/26/2014 11:17:18 AM PST · by 54fighting · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/26/14 | Todd Berkley
    Off-the-shelf fix for veteran hospital waiting lines To care for him who shall have borne the battle and his widow and orphan. This Abraham Lincoln quote on a plaque in front of the Veterans Administration building is a succinct mission for the VA. Our veterans have earned our best efforts toward this end. Congress recently acted in a rare bi-partisan fashion to ease the scandalous backlog. Nine million Veterans Choice cards allow access to care outside the VA for veterans living at least 40 miles from a VA facility or on very long wait lists. I applaud the efforts of...
  • Injured Heroes, broken Promises

    11/24/2014 4:22:19 AM PST · by q_an_a · 1 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 11.22.2014 | david tarrant, scott freidman
    The documents, obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, included allegations that the staff at WTUs in Texas mistreated soldiers under their supervision through disrespect, unfair treatment, harassment, intimidation and even, at times, disregard for their medical conditions and treatment plans.
  • Modernized Blackjack takes off after avionic upgrade

    Tu-160 has a lift-generating airframe, which is mostly made of aluminum alloys. Titanium alloys make up to 20% of the airframe mass. The bombers airframe has a distinctive appearance, with the wing and fuselage gradually integrated into a single-piece configuration. The variable geometry wings (the sweep angle can be varied from 20 to 65) allow the aircraft to use complex flight profiles from low subsonic speeds to mach 2. Photo: UAC/Tupolev design Bureau The first Tupolev Tu-160M Blackjack has completed its maiden flight after an avionic modernization that revamped the bombers radar and avionic systems in the past two years....
  • Ferguson Looting Forcing Businesses To Call In The Big Guns To Get Merch Out Of Town

    11/23/2014 1:58:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | November 22, 2014 | Zachary Volkert
    No one is quite sure yet if a grand jury will indict Darren Wilson, the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown. But one thing is almost for sure: If they dont, Ferguson and surrounding St. Louis, Missouri, areas will face widespread protests and looting once again. Local businesses have been bracing themselves for the possible fallout, many of which have called in armed forces to help them out. More than 300 private military contractors have been hired by Ferguson-area locals in anticipation of more looting, reported Vice News. Jared Ogden, director of operations for Asymmetric Solutions, a private military contractor...
  • House Dems reject vet for top VA committee spot, pick rarely-seen Corrine Brown

    11/22/2014 11:02:17 AM PST · by george76 · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 19, 2014 | Jacqueline Klimas
    Democrats scrambled Wednesday to tamp down anger among veterans groups who objected to the partys choice of Rep. Corrine Brown of Florida as ranking member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee. Compounding the anger was the Democratic leaderships treatment of the sole veteran among the panels Democrats, who was briefly ousted from the committee on a technicality and thus made ineligible to seek to become ranking member. As a result, Rep. Brown was the only Democrat seeking to serve as party leader on the committee that has been a watchdog for the Veterans Affairs Departments wait-time scandal and the implementation...
  • Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr sign piano for Slidell veterans' project auction

    11/14/2014 11:26:58 AM PST · by BBell · 5 replies
    nola.com/ ^ | 11/14/14 | Sarah Bonnette
    Everybody loves the Beatles. That's the first thought that came to Slidell artist Lori Gomez's mind as she tried to come up with a theme to transform a century-old, donated piano into a work of art. The piano would be auctioned to help raise money to build veterans' homes in east St Tammany Parish, and so Gomez set about refurbishing and then painting the colorful Beatles artwork onto it.But two final touches have made the upright, antique piano more rare and valuable than anyone involved in the upcoming auction ever imagined: personal autographs by both Ringo Starr and Sir Paul...
  • Jesus symbol covered on Missouri vets memorial

    11/13/2014 5:32:35 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Fox St. Louis ^ | 11/13/14
    Columbia, Missouri---A New York couple whose son died in Operation Desert Storm say Boone Countys decision to cover a Christian symbol on a war memorial dishonored veterans. The Boone County Commission decided earlier this year to cover the ichthus, commonly called the Jesus fish but it has only recently caused public controversy. Only two names appear on the Courthouse Plaza memorial. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports the parents of one of those sailors, U.S. Navy Lt. Patrick Connor, learned of the decision last week. They said the covering of the symbol was an affront to fundamental American beliefs. The commission...
  • Alabamians anti-veterans rant lands him in serious hot water

    11/13/2014 2:29:11 AM PST · by GailA · 71 replies
    Yellowhammernews ^ | 11/12/14 | NA
    It looks like what we have here is a classic case of when keeping it real goes wrong. On Veterans Day, while most Americans were thanking members of the U.S. armed forces for their service and enjoying their communitys holiday festivities, Michael Schuette of Anniston, Alabama took to Facebook to explain that veterans are not American heroes. In fact, he believes they kill for profit, terrorize other countries, have never sacrificed for this country and do nothing for the American citizens.
  • Meet America's oldest-living veteran: 108-year-old whiskey-drinking, cigar-smoking Richard Overton

    11/12/2014 3:12:55 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 38 replies
    yahoo news ^ | Novemeber 11 2014 | Dylan Stableford
    Richard Overton, America's oldest living veteran, participated in the Veterans Day parade in Austin, Texas, on Tuesday, posing for selfies from the passenger seat of a slow-moving car along the parade route. Chances are, the 108-year-old World War II veteran began the day like any other: on the porch, smoking a cigar, sipping a cup of coffee stiffened with whiskey.
  • Hagel wants to give some Vietnam veterans a second chance

    11/12/2014 3:52:21 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    KBMT-TV ^ | November 11, 2014 | Jamie Crawford, CNN
    Memories of his own service in Vietnam and the destructive nature of combat are never far from the mind of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, the first former enlisted man to lead the Pentagon. "Every Vietnam veteran understands," Hagel told CNN's Barbara Starr during an interview outside his office in the Pentagon. "Any veteran who has ever served in a war understands that, and I think we should never forget the consequences of war." Decades after the U.S. conflict in Vietnam, Hagel is using the power of his office to help some of the most troubled veterans of that war get...
  • Controversy After Eminem Drops More Than a Dozen F-Bombs on National Mall During Concert for Valor

    11/11/2014 9:54:34 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 54 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11-11-2014 | Oliver Darcy
    Individuals turned to Twitter following Eminems performance on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to both defend and express outrage over the rappers flagrant use of the F-bomb at The Concert for Valor. The Michigan-born rapper riddled his HBO-streamed performance with curse words at the concert aimed at supporting U.S. servicemen and women. Happy motherf***ing Veterans Day, Eminem shouted into the microphone. Users on Twitter were quick to react, with some defending the rappers use of profanity and others criticizing his word choice.
  • Veterens Day - WWII Bugs Bunny Cartoon dissing Axis

    11/11/2014 6:09:47 PM PST · by central_va · 18 replies
    Toon Tube ^ | 1943 | Warner Bros
    Rare Bugs Bunny Featuring Hitler.
  • A Message from Ron Paul: Speak Truth to Power on Veterans Day

    11/11/2014 3:14:22 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 23 replies
    Voices of Liberty ^ | 11/11/2014 | Ron Paul
    Veterans Day was initially called Armistice Day to celebrate the end of World War I and recognize the soldiers who died. Today its a day in the United States to recognize all veterans in all warsnot just those who died or were wounded or even served in a war at all. Its designed to heap praise and adulation on all things military. In doing so, in the name of patriotism, it therefore endorses all of our war policies, right or wrong. Every veteran becomes a hero and no questions are to be asked of the wisdom, morality, or constitutionality of...
  • Anti-American Progressives Cancel Veterans Day Ceremony at School for First Time in 80 Years

    11/11/2014 1:01:52 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 9 replies
    TPNN ^ | 11/11/14 | Matthew Burke
    The poisonous progressive agenda has oozed into a school district in Wisconsin which has caused the cancellation of a traditional Veterans Day ceremony that has been held since the 1930′s. Part of the time-honored tradition, which is the main reason the anti-Second Amendment rights leftists have banned the annual event, is because a 21-gun salute is conducted as part of the ceremony, and the controlist educators are worried that some people may feel an “uneasiness,” even though blanks, not real bullets are used in the rifles. “There are just some conditions that we have to adhere to and the shooting...
  • Anti-American Progressives Cancel Veterans Day Ceremony at School for First Time in 80 Years

    11/11/2014 1:01:52 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 22 replies
    TPNN ^ | 11/11/14 | Matthew Burke
    The poisonous progressive agenda has oozed into a school district in Wisconsin which has caused the cancellation of a traditional Veterans Day ceremony that has been held since the 1930′s. Part of the time-honored tradition, which is the main reason the anti-Second Amendment rights leftists have banned the annual event, is because a 21-gun salute is conducted as part of the ceremony, and the controlist educators are worried that some people may feel an “uneasiness,” even though blanks, not real bullets are used in the rifles. “There are just some conditions that we have to adhere to and the shooting...
  • Now And Forever

    11/11/2014 12:36:27 PM PST · by xuberalles · 4 replies
    Self | 11/11/14 | Me
    The American soldier is the backbone of our liberties; the rock upon which tyranny must break. Without their sacrifice, their unwavering commitment to this nation and the ideals it espouses, this republic not only would have fallen but its beacon of hope would have been extinguished long ago beneath the smoke-ridden battlefields of Lexington, Bunker Hill, or Yorktown. Tragically, despite the fact millions of Americans bask in the opportunity and affluence of their God-given rights, those procured by the unassuming few, the struggles of our veterans often goes unappreciated or unnoticed; especially by those who have the most blessings or...
  • WAR AND THE VA

    11/11/2014 11:58:12 AM PST · by Dick Bachert · 16 replies
    Vanity | 11/11/2014 | Dick Bachert
    Robert McDonald, the new head of the VA, has announced his proposed changes/improvements to the current VA system. I've been in the VA system for a number of years here in Atlanta where there have been reports of poor care. I must say that, without exception, I have experienced very good and courteous care in the Atlanta facilities. The bulk of the problems appear to be in other facilities and, to his credit, McDonald a West Point graduate and airborne vet himself has dug down into the situation and concluded that his list of those who need to...
  • Ronald Reagan - Veterans Day Prayer

    11/11/2014 8:57:49 AM PST · by NEWwoman · 5 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 11 November 2012 | Josh Bo
    "I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee." - Joshua 1:5 http://youtu.be/a6yA76fOIwo
  • Bureaucracy Clouds Justice on Veterans Day

    11/11/2014 8:48:45 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/11/14 | Arnold Ahlert
    The red tape nightmare of firing those responsible for putting our nations heroes on death lists In a long-overdue effort, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald announced yesterday that the scandal-plagued agency would undergo the largest reorganization of the Department of Veterans Affairs since its establishment, as he told CNN. McDonald took charge of the VA three months ago following the resignation of his predecessor, Eric Shinseki. Shinsekis tenure at the VA lasted over five years, longer than any previous Secretary, and under his watch an enormous backlog of claims reached a peak of 900,000 in March 2013. Even as...
  • Those You Leave Behind in Combat Whom You Cant Leave Behind

    11/11/2014 8:44:03 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/11/14 | Michael Fumento
    Saint Michael the Archangel: "Defend us in battle" and "be our protection" against wickedness Its Veterans Day in America, yet there are progressively fewer to venerate. Most of the World War II generation is gone and even the older Vietnam vets are reaching average life expectancy. Relatively few Americans have served in Iraq or Afghanistan, and most of them never saw battle. Yet even as explaining combat to a civilian is like describing the sky to somebody blind from birth, we brave few, as Shakespeare famously put it in Henry V, feel compelled to try anyway. Ask a veteran what...
  • A Humble 'Thank You' to America's Military Veterans

    11/11/2014 6:27:26 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 11 November 2014 | Reaganite Republican
  • Google (Veteran's Day front page puts woman in front, men behind)

    11/11/2014 4:31:35 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 49 replies
    Google ^ | 11 November 2014 | Google
    Interesting that Google the front page shows all the military men in the background and the woman out front on the Veteran's Day page.
  • My Veterans Day Test

    11/11/2014 4:08:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 11, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    With Veterans Day being Nov. 11, patriots everywhere feel a sense of pride as we again honor all who have served our country. But can you pass my Veterans Day test? Do you know these facts about Veterans Day? According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau statistics: --There are 19.6 million veterans in the U.S. --There are 9.3 million U.S. veterans who are older than 65. --There are 1.6 million younger than 35. --There are 1.6 million female veterans. --There are 39,890 veterans still alive who served during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. --There are...
  • Rep. Darrell Issa tricked into retweeting support for Himmler, Oswald

    11/10/2014 7:02:59 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 9, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    California Rep. Darrell Issa, who asked Twitter followers Friday to tweet photos of their family members in the U.S. military, was duped into retweeting support for some of historys most notorious killers. A Twitter user by the name @BrooklynJuggler trolled the Republican into retweeting a photo of his dear Uncle Lee, which was really a photo of Lee Harvey Oswald, the former Marine believed to have assassinated President John F. Kennedy, The Daily Dot reported. Another user by the name @Butt_C_Planet tricked Mr. Issa into retweeting a photo of his late grandfather, which was actually a photo of Heinrich Himmler,...
  • Michelle Obamas purple dress no match for Veterans Purple Hearts

    11/07/2014 3:56:31 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/07/14 | Judi McLeod
    Veterans' Day: Michelle Obama appearing with silly birds wears marking this year's Veterans Day wears a purple dress. Veterans, many of whom gave their all for everyone else's freedom, wear Purple Hearts Though dead or alive, we all owe them our very freedom, Veterans Day 2014 has come down to Michelle Obama, her purple dress and the Madagascar penguins. First Lady Michelle Obama has enlisted the help of the plotting Madagascar penguins to spread a positive message about our nations veterans, just in time for Veterans Day Nov 11. In a six-minute video, the penguins take a light-hearted approach to...
  • More Than 600 Reported Chemical Exposure in Iraq, Pentagon Acknowledges

    11/06/2014 4:27:58 PM PST · by Theoria · 8 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 06 Nov 2014 | C. J. CHIVERS
    More than 600 American service members since 2003 have reported to military medical staff members that they believe they were exposed to chemical warfare agents in Iraq, but the Pentagon failed to recognize the scope of the reported cases or offer adequate tracking and treatment to those who may have been injured, defense officials say. The Pentagons disclosure abruptly changed the scale and potential costs of the United States encounters with abandoned chemical weapons during the occupation of Iraq, episodes the military had for more than a decade kept from view. This previously untold chapter of the occupation became public...
  • Home Is Where My Flag Resides!

    11/01/2014 4:23:59 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 11 replies
    Self | 11/1/14 | Me
    Dear Homeowner Associations, Liberal Fascists & other mentally incapacitated apologists.... How is the American flag a tangible threat to anyone, let anyone offensive and a breach of public decorum, when it wavers in the republic for which it was commissioned? Instead of veterans and everyday citizens tolerating your offensive ignorance and shameless hypocrisy, I suggest that you somehow find it in your nonsensical wisdom to recognize Islam - those responsible for the bloodiest terrorist attacks on American soil and despised for mass human atrocities abroad - as the most credible threat to our homeland and that of all humanity! The...
  • A candle for an Unknown Soldier

    11/01/2014 9:43:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/01/14 | Joanna Rosamond
    f you really care for our fallen heroes, then do something to thank them: love your country, put up a fight for our veterans and protect the gift of freedom. Never give up He was an unknown soldier. A warrior, who sacrificed his life for our freedom. As rightly said by General MacArthur: However horrible the incidents of war may be, the soldier who is called upon to offer and to give his life for his country is the noblest development of mankind. There were tears and hope and years of waiting, because he wasnt known but to God.
  • the extraordinary story of One fallen hero and the woman who inspired us all to wear red poppies

    11/01/2014 8:14:41 AM PDT · by GreyFriar · 24 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 31 Oct 2014 | Tony Rennell
    Little was recognisable of 22-year-old Lieutenant Alexis Helmer after he took a direct hit from a German shell at Ypres on the Western Front one May morning in 1915. His pals gathered what they could find of his remains into sandbags and then arranged them in the shape of a human inside an army blanket. At sunset he was buried just another of the hundreds of thousands of men of the British Empire to die in World War I. The officer who spoke over his grave as the battle raged around them was his close friend Lt-Col John McCrae,...
  • U.S. Special Operations Vets Launch Crowdfunding Campaign

    10/30/2014 4:17:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    A group of former U.S. Special Operations Veterans have launched a crowdfunding campaign, Operation Limitless Compassion, to help the Kurds fight off ISIS terrorists in Iraq. Castle International, a world-wide air ambulance company founded and operated by former special operations volunteers, is leading the way to provide pro-U.S. Kurdish fighters with desperately needed humanitarian aid, medical training, medical supplies, and combat training. Recon teams from Castle International have already deployed to northern Iraq to offer direct assistance to Kurdish fighters and more will head to the region in November. Castle International has launched two crowdfunding sites to gather donations, GoFundMe...
  • 2014 Veterans Day Free Meals and Discounts

    10/26/2014 1:33:41 PM PDT · by DJ Taylor · 15 replies
    The Military Wallet ^ | October 25, 2014 | Ryan Guina
    Veterans Day is soon approaching and there are many restaurants and companies who want to thank our veterans by providing them with discounts or a free meal. To those companies offering veterans a free meal or discount, the military community gives a collective thanks
  • VA promotion for administrator stuns legislator

    10/26/2014 7:10:29 AM PDT · by cutty · 10 replies
    Tribune-Review ^ | Oct. 23, 2014 | Mike Wereschagin
    The Department of Veterans Affairs is promoting an administrator who advised against publicly disclosing a deadly Legionnaires' outbreak at its Pittsburgh hospital system, the agency told Congress. David Cord, deputy director of VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System since June 2012, will become director of the Erie VA Medical Center within 60 days, the VA informed Congress. The VA disclosed the Legionnaires' outbreak that killed at least six and sickened at least 16 others on Nov. 16, 2012 two days after Cord told a VA spokesman not to alert the public about it, according to an internal email from the spokesman...
  • Korean War veteran fights to keep flagpole in Greenfielf neighborhood

    10/25/2014 12:34:29 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 57 replies
    WTHR ^ | 10/23/14
    A Korean war veteran in Greenfield says his flagpole stands for freedom. His homeowners association says the flagpole breaks the rules. The dispute stems from American and Missing In Action flags in Robert and Judy Willits' front yard. The couple moved to the Fieldstone neighborhood last Christmas. This summer they installed the flagpole. "It means a lot to me. We fought for that flag," Robert Willits said. Both Robert and his brother, Lester, served in the Korean War. Robert was injured. Lester never came home. "Lester is still there. So I'm going to keep it up," Robert Willits said. Last...
  • Webcast: 31st Annual Beirut Memorial Observance Ceremony [10:30am]

    10/23/2014 5:58:29 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 4 replies
    DVIDS Hub ^ | October 23, 2014 | N/A
    The 31st Beirut Memorial Observance Ceremony will be held at the Beirut Memorial in the Lejeune Memorial Gardens aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C. Thursday, October 23, at 10:30 a.m. The special ceremony will honor the fallen service members and survivors who served in Lebanon from 1958 to 1984 and in Grenada. Major General Richard L. Simcock, the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade commanding general, is scheduled to deliver the Beirut memorial address. Scheduled from Oct 23 2014 10:30 AM EDT to Oct 23 2014 12:00 PM EDT