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  • Police investigating report of American flags being urinated on in Somerville cemetery

    09/12/2018 1:18:41 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 14 replies
    7 News Boston ^ | September 11, 2018
    SOMERVILLE, MASS. (WHDH) - Police are working to identify a person of interest after an Arlington man claims to have witnessed a man urinating on multiple American flags at the Somerville Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Monday. George Gatteny says he was stopped behind a bus on Broadway near Clarendon Station when he saw two people near a memorial statue, including a man who he claims urinated on four miniature American flags that were torn out of the ground. “He undid his pants, took himself out and started urinating on the flags,” he told 7News. Gatteny, shocked by what he was...
  • Desecration of a WW2 Memorial

    09/12/2018 5:25:05 AM PDT · by · 42 replies
    Facebook ^ | September 10 at 4:46 PM | George Gatteny
    George Gatteny [Massachusetts] "I witnessed something today that outraged me! I was driving down Broadway in Somerville. I stopped behind a bus waiting to pull into Clarendon Station. I looked over to my right and saw young people (early to mid 20's) go into the Somerville Veterans Memorial Cemetery. As they approached the statue, I saw them grab the 3 or 4 mini flags that were placed in from of the statue. The guy took the flags and tossed them behind the statue. What I saw him do next pushed me to a point where I said to myself "ENOUGH"....
  • Lawyer for couple accused of plundering GoFundMe for vet says 1 or both likely to be indicted

    09/10/2018 1:23:43 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 28 replies Advanced Media ^ | September 10, 2018
    The Burlington County couple accused of misusing the $400,000 they raised via a Gofundme campaign to help homeless veteran Johnny Bobbitt may soon find themselves indicted and without legal representation, according to a motion from their own attorney. Ernest E. Badway, the attorney for the couple, asked a judge Friday to stay Bobbitt's civil suit against his clients, Kate McClure, 28, and Mark D'Amico, 39, pending the outcome of a possible criminal case. Burlington County Superior Court Judge Paula Dow granted the stay Monday. On Thursday -- two days after Bobbitt's attorney said he had learned that none of the...
  • Top YouTube Historians, Led By ‘The Great War’ Host, Are Teaming Up To Recap World War II...

    09/08/2018 9:11:11 PM PDT · by Charles Martel · 38 replies ^ | December 18, 2017 | Sam Gutelle
    Full title: Top YouTube Historians, Led By ‘The Great War’ Host, Are Teaming Up To Recap World War II, Day By Day **** Since 2014, historian Indy Neidell has hosted weekly episodes of The Great War, a web series that recaps World War I by discussing in real time the events that happened 100 years ago. At the show’s current point, the United States has joined the war and its preparing to send its manpower to the Western Front. By the end of next year (spoiler alert), the war will reach its conclusion, and Neidell will have to find a...
  • Recruiting technology may be hurting veteran employment

    09/04/2018 2:56:55 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 8 replies
    techtarget ^ | 9-4-2018 | Patrick Thibodeau
    Recruiting technology could be contributing to a higher unemployment rate for young veterans. A startup run by a former sub commander is attempting to change this. Young veterans have a much higher unemployment rate than their civilian counterparts, and recruiting technology may share some of the blame. The problem is that military skills aren't translating well into civilian skills. Noel Gonzalez, a former submarine commanding officer, is trying to change this. Gonzalez is heading a startup, SkillMil, a recent spinoff by SRI International, a Silicon Valley-based nonprofit research institute. SkillMil's recruiting technology can extract military training and certifications from records...
  • 'God Bless the Broken Road' Director Chats New Film About Military Sacrifices

    09/03/2018 9:21:36 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies ^ | September 3, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    God’s Not Dead director Harold Cronk said his life hasn't changed all that much since the franchise's success. He still lives in Michigan in his family home and he's still the same guy. He has, however, gained notoriety in Hollywood and as a result he has been able to pursue more film making with a team at 10 West studios. For instance, he recently directedUnbroken 2, the sequel to Angelina Jolie's original Unbroken, the story of World War Two hero Louie Zamperini. Then, God Bless the Broken Road was born. Cronk's newest film tells the story of a young woman,...
  • AFGE Notches Another Win Against Union-Busting Administration

    09/01/2018 4:24:48 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 12 replies
    The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) ^ | August 30,2018 | AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr.
    Arbitrator rules that VA misused Accountability Act in disciplining employees WASHINGTON – This week the Trump administration was delivered another blow against its attempts to undo our apolitical civil service system and dismantle unions across the country. In a recent decision by an independent arbitrator, the Department of Veterans Affairs was found to be in violation of the existing Master Agreement between the VA and the American Federation of Government Employees by improperly implementing the VA Accountability Act.
  • Foxconn casting wide net in search for employees (13,000 jobs in Wisconsin)

    08/28/2018 3:58:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Wisconsin State Journal ^ | August 28, 2018 | Gretchen Ehlke, The Associated Press
    MILWAUKEE — Foxconn Technology Group is casting a wide net to find the 13,000 workers it eventually expects to hire at its new North American manufacturing plant, partnering with universities and technical schools and even tapping into transitioning members of the military. Foxconn’s next generation of liquid crystal display technology that will be produced in southeastern Wisconsin, the first LCD panel glass fabrication plant in the United States, will be used in a wide range of devices and systems, including televisions, monitors, electronic notebooks and self-driving cars. The Taiwanese company plans to invest $10 billion to construct a 20-million-square-foot campus,...
  • Sacha Baron Cohen’s ‘Who Is America’ Season Ends Without Airing Sarah Palin Segment

    08/28/2018 6:19:05 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Aug 2018 | Ben Kew
    According to The Hollywood Reporter, Palin’s interview did not make the final cut of the show, which also features segments with O.J. Simpson and former Democratic congressman Barney Frank. Such a decision was hinted at by Showtime president of programming Gary Levine earlier this month after he said that Cohen has a “very high bar” for what makes the final cut.....News that Palin may be involved in the show emerged last month after she revealed that Cohen had duped her by posing as a disabled veteran eager to discuss issues facing the country. “Cohen pretended to be a disabled veteran...
  • Vietnam veteran honored with medals 50 years later

    08/28/2018 4:15:31 AM PDT · by advance_copy · 10 replies
    Albert Lea Tribune ^ | 8/27/18 | Mary Pieper
    LAKE MILLS — David Groe of Lake Mills initially thought Friday’s ceremony recognizing his service during the Vietnam War would be a low-key affair. Instead, he and his family walked into the Lake Mills High School gym to see a crowd of students, veterans and other community members on hand to witness the ceremony. An old friend and neighbor of Groe’s — Terry Branstad, U.S. Ambassador to China and the former governor of Iowa — gave the main address. “It was pretty overwhelming,” Groe said. “I didn’t expect all of that.” Like many Vietnam veterans, Groe never got his medals....
  • Ukrainian Soldiers Tell of Fighting in Europe's Forgotten War

    08/27/2018 11:25:03 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 23 replies
    In Cyber Defense ^ | Apr 2018 | Wes O’Donnell
    At this very moment, a war rages on in Europe. Many Americans have forgotten or “moved on” from the idea of Russian aggression in Europe, but a very real and tactile conflict exists today that is contributing to a humanitarian crisis not seen in Europe since the Yugoslav civil wars of the 1990s. In the four years since the conflict began, territory in eastern Ukraine has been won, lost and won again, always at great cost. Current estimates number casualties at more than 10,000 with one-third of them being civilians, including 166 Ukrainian children. As a former light infantryman from...
  • The Redneck Country Club hosts 2-day 'Hire Veterans Job Fair' (100 employers in Stafford, Texas)

    08/22/2018 1:20:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    KTRK-TV ^ | August 21, 2018
    STAFFORD, Texas (KTRK) -- Print out your resumes, because a two-day job fair is planned for this week. The "Hire 100 Veterans Job Fair" will be held on Wednesday and Thursday at the Redneck Country Club in Stafford. There is a focus on Veterans, but all job seekers are invited to meet the 100 companies who are hiring. The event is free to job seekers and open to the public. A list of companies who will be at the event is below. On Wednesday from 2-6 p.m., the job fair is open to veterans only, before it opens to the...
  • VA stupidity in denying Native American Marine vet a kidney transplant(grrrr!)

    08/22/2018 9:31:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 8/22/2018 | Joanna Rosamond
    Why would VA refuse to place him on the long transplant list? Because he is just “one of these Veterans” whose kidneys are failing because his health was affected by serving for 4 years at Camp Lejune - a base found to have had contaminated drinking water. Or because his mother tongue is Ojibwe? In “We don´t have these on the reservation: VA Racism threatens Veteran´s Life," Benjamin Krause writes: ”The patient is average-risk for a transplant, perfectly capable of caring for himself(as his commitment to excruciating dialysis clearly shows),and definitely SC for this kidney failure. At this point, a...
  • President Trump "The Proud Commander In Chief" - VETERANS DAY TRIBUTE

    08/14/2018 5:00:47 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt
    Youtube ^ | 11/12/17 | America First
    Stumbled across this moving tribute from last year's Veterans' Day by President Trump. Thought it was so good, it deserved posting now - to uplift everybody's spirits. Realize it is not Veterans Day but every day is a day to celebrate and honor our wonderful service men and women from today and down through the years.
  • Free Concealed Carry License for Veterans in Ohio

    08/08/2018 4:47:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 August,2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 1 August, 2018, Governor Kasich of Ohio abstained from his last chance to veto SB 81.  SB 81 requires sheriffs in Ohio to accept application for concealed handgun licenses from current and former military members, without a fee.  From To amend section 2923.125 of the Revised Code to waive the concealed carry license fee for active members of the armed forces and retired and honorably discharged veterans, to accept military experience with firearms as proof of competency with firearms regardless of when the applicant for a license acquired the experience, to permit a licensee to renew a...
  • Presidential Message on Purple Heart Day

    08/07/2018 9:12:20 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 21 replies ^ | August 7, 2018 | President Donald Trump
    On this day in 1782, General George Washington established the Badge of Military Merit. This decoration, consisting of a simple, heart-shaped purple cloth, recognized soldiers who went above and beyond the call of duty in service to our new Nation. Since the Revolutionary War, the Badge of Military Merit has evolved into one of the most sacred, distinguished, and recognizable military medals—the Purple Heart. This award symbolizes the timeless and noble values of patriotism, honor, and courage, which are hallmarks of our Armed Forces. In every generation, the Purple Heart has been awarded to American service members in recognition of...
  • Trump promised to fix veterans' problems; now they call his hotline desperate for help

    08/05/2018 6:10:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Laredo Morning Times ^ | August 5, 2018 | Jessica Contrera, The Washington Post
    SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The phones rang early in the morning and late in the evening. They rang, always, in the middle of the night. They were ringing now, as Mary Hendricks sank into a swivel chair and settled in beside her co-workers for another day of answering them. The calls came from veterans who were about to be evicted. Veterans who couldn't get hold of their doctors. Veterans who needed to talk about what they saw in Afghanistan or Iraq or Vietnam. Mary pressed a button. Her headset clicked on. "This is the White House VA hotline," she said, introducing...
  • China is trying to talk its way out of a growing problem with its military veterans

    08/03/2018 6:10:09 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7/31/2018 | Reuters
    BEIJING (Reuters) - A senior Chinese officer appealed to military veterans on Tuesday not to take complaints about their treatment to the streets and to "rationally" lodge appeals for redress. At the annual meeting of parliament in March, China set up a Ministry of Veterans Affairs as part of a broader government reshuffle, aiming to better look after former soldiers whose complaints about poor treatment have flared into scattered protests in recent years. In February 2017, Chinese military veterans staged two days of demonstrations in central Beijing, demanding unpaid retirement benefits in a new wave of protests highlighting the difficulty...
  • Editorial: Korean War was a laudable cause that has brought freedom for millions

    08/02/2018 11:32:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Omaha World-Herald ^ | August 2, 2018 | Editorial Staff
    Our country rightly paused last week to honor the service of America’s Korean War veterans and to note our continuing interest in helping protect a democratic South Korea. Fighting in the Korean War came to a halt 65 years ago, when negotiations finally yielded an armistice that halted hostilities, created the Demilitarized Zone and separated the Korean Peninsula into a north-south division. The conflict, which included some of the American military’s most desperate battles and most inspiring demonstrations of heroism, took the lives of 36,000 Americans. Among the dead was Marine Pfc. Edward “Babe” Gomez of Omaha, a graduate of...
  • Watch: Joint Base Pearl Harbor HI - VP Pence at Return of POWs

    08/01/2018 4:55:59 PM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 23 replies
    So powerful to watch POWs returning home. History...