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  • Joakim Noah skips military dinner, cites 'mixed feelings' and anti-war stance

    09/30/2016 6:22:02 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 30, 2016 | Ian Begley
    WEST POINT, N.Y. -- New York Knicks center Joakim Noah says he skipped a team dinner at the West Point Military Academy that featured cadets and a speech by a former colonel because he is against war. Noah added he had "mixed feelings" about spending time at the West Point Military Academy, where the Knicks are holding training camp this week, because he is opposed to the idea of young troops fighting in wars.
  • West Point investigating prayer led by coaches after football game

    09/09/2016 7:31:10 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 44 replies
    Wash Times ^ | 9/8/16 | Bradford Richardson
    The U.S. Military Academy is launching an inquiry into a prayer led by coaches following Armyís opening-day victory over Temple last week. Video of the post-game invocation was pulled offline on Monday after West Point officials received a complaint from the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. Mikey Weinstein, who heads the MRFF, said he received complaints from six members of the football team, two of whom he said identified as Christians, as well as dozens of Army graduates and staff who took exception to the religious expression. He said the video showed head coach Jeff Monken directing an assistant coach to...
  • West Point investigating prayer led by coaches after football game

    09/09/2016 6:05:49 AM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies ^ | Sep. 9, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    The U.S. Military Academy is launching an inquiry into a prayer led by coaches following Armyís opening-day victory over Temple last week. Video of the post-game invocation was pulled offline on Monday after West Point officials received a complaint from the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. Mikey Weinstein, who heads the MRFF, said he received complaints from six members of the football team, two of whom he said identified as Christians, as well as dozens of Army graduates and staff who took exception to the religious expression.
  • Emotional photo reveals Haitian West Point grad's American dream

    05/27/2016 8:33:21 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 38 replies
    cnn ^ | May 26, 2016 | AJ Willingham
    Triumph can have many faces. Look at this stunning photo of recent West Point graduate Alix Idrache who graduated along with more than 950 of his classmates Monday. Amidst the pomp and circumstance, an Army Staff Sergeant photographer caught him during an emotional moment. While making it through the U.S. Military Academy is certainly accomplishment enough, Idrache left a beautiful message on the school's Instagram that explained why the day was so special to him. "Three things came to mind and led to those tears," he continued. "The first is where I started. I am from Haiti and never did...
  • The story behind the ĎAmerican Dreamí photo at West Point that went viral

    05/25/2016 7:46:18 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 19 replies
    WaPo ^ | 05/25/2016 | Dan Lamothe
    As 2nd Lt. Alix Schoelcher Idrache stood at attention during the commencement ceremony at West Point, N.Y., on Saturday, he was overcome with emotion. Tears rolled down both cheeks, but his gloved left hand held firm on his white, gold and black ďcover,Ē the dress headgear that Army cadets wear. The photograph of Idrache, by Army Staff Sgt. Vito T. Bryant, was published Tuesday on the Facebook page of West Pointís U.S. Military Academy, and it almost immediately went viral. Part of that is Idracheís background: He worked his way through one of the nationís most prestigious military schools after...
  • West Point cadet draws outrage after being caught using her cellphone during march

    05/24/2016 2:40:20 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 90 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 23, 2016 | Alfred Ng
    Text, text, text-right, text. Veterans are outraged that a West Point cadet decided to phone it in during a march on Saturday morning. The cadet, who was wrapping up a 47-month training experience and graduating, had her eyes glued to her phone instead of paying attention to marching.
  • The Militaryís Social Engineers are Clueless

    05/21/2016 5:03:19 PM PDT · by pboyington · 48 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | May 21, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    The lefty social engineers, the cultural Marxists, the ardent, militant feminists are completely clueless as they send the US military to its imminent date with the Russian, Chinese, North Korean, Iranian and Islamic State executioners. Today, Vice President and Master Social Engineer Joe Biden spoke to the 2016 graduating class at West Point. Biden was quoting from the Valerie Jarrett Manual of Military Destruction, published by Bill Ayers Books in Berkeley. ďHaving men and women together in the battlefield is an incredible asset, particularly when theyíre asked to lead teams in parts of the world with fundamentally different expectations and...

    05/21/2016 12:45:42 PM PDT · by PROCON · 119 replies
    AP ^ | May 21, 2016
    WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden told the U.S. Military Academy's class of 2016 on Saturday that greater diversity, including more women and openly gay soldiers, will strengthen the country's armed forces. "Having men and women together in the battlefield is an incredible asset, particularly when they're asked to lead teams in parts of the world with fundamentally different expectations and norms," Biden said in his speech at a graduation ceremony at Michie Stadium on the West Point grounds along the Hudson River.
  • West Point wonít punish cadets who posed with raised fists

    05/11/2016 9:15:24 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 129 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 11, 2016 | Andrew Blake
    The 16 black West Point cadets who caused a stir after posing for a photograph with raised fists wonít be disciplined over the image, the U.S. Military Academy said Tuesday. An internal investigation launched after the snapshot surfaced online has ended with authorities deciding not to discipline the cadets, but to offer them additional counseling ahead of their graduation on May 21, West Pointís superintendent, Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen Jr., said in a letter to the academyís student body this week. ďWhile the inquiry did not find that these cadets violated a policy or regulation, it did determine that they...
  • White House proud of West Point cadets in black pride photo

    05/10/2016 11:13:57 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 78 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 10, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    The White House refused Tuesday to criticize black female West Point cadets who posed for a photo giving a black-pride gesture, saying only that President Obama is proud of the class of 2016. White House press secretary Josh Earnest acknowledged the photo ďhas generated some discussions about race relations in our country.Ē ďBut the real focus should be on the tremendous accomplishments of these cadets,Ē Mr. Earnest said. ďIím not going to try to divine the message that those cadets were attempting to send.Ē
  • Photo of West Point cadets posing with raised fists causes controversy in military circles over perc

    05/07/2016 2:12:01 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 92 replies
    nydailynews ^ | May 6, 2016
    A photo of 16 black West Point cadets raising their fists is causing controversy, with many offended viewers linking the image to supporting the ďBlack Lives MatterĒ movement.
  • West Point investigating photo of cadets with raised fists

    05/05/2016 11:09:18 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 5, 2016 | Andrew Blake
    The United States Military Academy at West Point said Wednesday that an investigation is underway regarding a photograph that shows 16 black cadets in uniform posing with their fists in the air. ďWe can confirm that the cadets in this photo are members of the U.S. Military Academyís Class of 2016,Ē West Pointís director of public affairs, Lt. Col. Christopher Kasker, told Army Times on Wednesday. ďAcademy officials are conducting an inquiry into the matter. John Burk, an Army veteran who served in the Iraq War before launching a popular fitness website, accused the 16 female cadets photographed in the...
  • At West Point, Itís Goodbye Grant and Lee, Hello Ali Baba

    04/25/2016 12:12:02 PM PDT · by pboyington · 35 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 25, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    It really is something absurd every day now. Every day there is another story in the news about the careening, off the rails, flaming train wreck called the US military, courtesy of the Obama Administration and willing lackeys in the Pentagon. This time the social engineering culprits are at West Point; you know the place that produced military superstars like Lee, Pershing, Patton, MacArthur and Schwarzkopf. A recent story several days ago mentioned a West Point field trip to Jersey City, so that cadets could learn about Jersey Cityís diverse cultural groups. The cadets spent time with Muslim groups, among...
  • American Killed By Palestinian Terrorist Was a West Point Grad, Served in Iraq and Afghanistan

    03/10/2016 8:04:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | March 10, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    As reported earlier this week, a Palestinian terrorist stabbed to death American Taylor Allen Force while he was on a trip to Israel. Force was a graduate of West Point Academy and served two tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was also an Eagle Scout. As a Vanderbilt graduate student, Force was in Israel after leaving the Army. Those who knew him, and those who didn't, are devastated he is gone. Palestinians are celebrating his murder in the streets of Gaza and the West Bank and the terrorist who carried out the attack is being celebrated as a martyr by...
  • West Point instructor found dead in Atlantic City

    02/29/2016 7:56:59 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    Times Herald-Record ^ | 2-29-2016 | Michael Randall
    WEST POINT Ė A West Point instructor was found dead in Atlantic City Sunday afternoon. Atlantic City police are investigating, but there is no indication of foul play at this time, West Pointís public affairs office said in a news release Monday afternoon. Maj. Benjamin Recla, 34, was an instructor in the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, and was an officer representative for the West Point Flying Team. He was a member of the West Point class of 2004 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the aviation branch of the Army. ďI wish to extend to his...
  • West Point Bans Annual Pillow Fight After 24 Cadets Found to Have Concussions

    11/26/2015 8:07:49 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 26, 2015 | JULIA JACOBO
    What started as a lighthearted tradition meant to build camaraderie, transformed into chaos on Aug. 20 when the United States Military Academy at West Point‚Äôs annual pillow fight turned bloody, leaving 30 freshmen injured, investigators said Wednesday. Nicknamed ‚Äúplebes,‚ÄĚ first-year students are responsible for organizing the pillow fight, held almost every year since 2001.
  • Ben Carson's meeting with top army general in Detroit reportedly doesn't match records

    11/10/2015 4:10:32 PM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 92 replies
    MLive ^ | November 07, 2015 | David Muller |
    DETROIT, MI - Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson's account of being offered a full scholarship at West Point was called into question this week after the military academy said he never applied to the school. Carson admitted Friday that he never applied to West Point. Rather, the neurosurgeon from Detroit said he was informally offered a scholarship by a top U.S. Army general, but decided not to pursue it. However, The Detroit News reports that the encounter Carson was referring to, and that is described in his best-selling 1990 autobiography "Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story," does not match historical...
  • Politifact: Carson West Point Explanation ‚ÄėMostly True

    11/09/2015 10:06:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | November 9, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    Go back and read Guy and Christine's posts about this rather bizarre incident regarding Dr. Ben Carson's West Point story, and how it threw his whole campaign into crisis mode last week. It began when Politico posted a story that said Dr. Carson fabricated his story about receiving a "full scholarship" to the esteemed military academy. The news publication said Carson applied and was accepted to West Point, though that's not what Carson wrote in his autobiography, Gifted Hands. Guy added that West Point isn't technically a full-ride either, as you're required to serve in the military for a period...
  • Politico‚Äôs Ben Carson story getting more discredited by the day

    11/09/2015 8:48:08 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/09/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Which makes sense because Politico is the worst web site in the world The Ben Carson/West Point story has taken some pretty absurd turns the past couple of days, which is what usually happens when a media feeding frenzy like this starts. One Detroit political reporter was actually bragging (!) that his paper had three reporters working on an assignment to check Gen. William Westmoreland’s schedule from 1969 to find out if he actually had dinner with Carson. And it all started when the worst web site in the world claimed Carson had admitted he fabricated a passage in his...
  • Why Ben Carson‚Äôs West Point fib probably won‚Äôt hurt him

    11/08/2015 11:10:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Busines via Slate ^ | November 6, 2015 | Jamelle Bouie, Slate
    In his acclaimed autobiography, Gifted Hands, Ben Carson says he had an offer and scholarship from the West Point military academy as a teenager, which he declined in favor of Yale University. "I was offered full scholarship to West Point," Carson wrote, describing a meeting with Gen. William Westmoreland. "I didn't refuse the scholarship outright, but I let them know that a military career wasn't where I saw myself going. As overjoyed as I felt to be offered such a scholarship, I wasn't really tempted. The scholarship would have obligated me to spend four years in military service after I...
  • Glenn Beck: Ben Carsonís Prison Sex Comment ĎThe Dumbest Thing Iíve Ever Heardí

    03/09/2015 10:37:34 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 92 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 6, 2015 | Andrew Kirell
    According to Glenn Beck, possible GOP candidate Dr. Ben CarsonĎs comments about homosexuality being a choice is one of the dumbest things the radio host has ever heard ... ďGoodbye to his presidential career,Ē Beck said Friday on his radio show. ďItís over. Itís over. There is no way to recover from that. That just sounds like a lunaticÖ That is just a ridiculous statement on a million fronts. A ridiculous statement.Ē ...
  • Despicable Politico Lie Spreads Around the World as Media Attempts a Political Assassination

    11/06/2015 2:49:33 PM PST · by upsdriver · 57 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 11/6/15 | Rush Limbaugh
  • Exaggerating and Distorting the News ‚ÄėWhile Black‚Äô

    11/06/2015 12:42:29 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 11/6/15 | Hans von Spakovsky
    If you wonder about the bias and lack of objectivity and accuracy of reporters in the mainstream media, look no farther than what they are learning at schools like the University of North Texas, where Dorothy Bland is the dean of the school of journalism. Bland recently wrote an article in the Dallas Morning News about her supposed harassment by police officers for "walking while black" that doesn't bear even a passing resemblance to what really happened. Of course, we would not know this based on her allegations of racist treatment. But fortunately for us and the Corinth, Texas, Police...
  • Politico Edits Ben Carson Hit Piece, Drops Claims of ‚ÄėFabrication‚Äô

    11/06/2015 2:09:18 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 187 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 6, 2015 | Staff
    Politico has rewritten the headline, lede, and several portions of the text of an article accusing Ben Carson of "fabricating" part of his personal biography involving the Military Academy at West Point. The story, bearing the byline of reporter Kyle Cheney, now omits the original version's declarations that Carson's statements were false or fraudulent, as seen in an archive of the article.
  • Conservatives Need to Rally Around Ben Carson

    11/07/2015 3:01:35 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 106 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-07-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    As J. Christian Adams reported yesterday, Politico published an article on Friday claiming that Ben Carson‚Äôs campaign ‚Äúadmitted‚ÄĚ he lied about being offered a ‚Äúfull government scholarship‚ÄĚ to West Point. My colleague pointed out that Politico‚Äôs reporting was sloppy, but the same goes ‚Äď he argued ‚Äď for the campaign‚Äôs response. The point seems to be: Politico‚Äôs article isn‚Äôt entirely fair, but Carson‚Äôs response and exaggerations mean he‚Äôs not ready for the spotlight. Although Carson‚Äôs campaign certainly made a mistake by responding to Politico‚Äôs inquiries the way they did ‚Äď they kept it too vague ‚Äď the fact of the...
  • Politico Admits Fabricating A Hit Piece On Ben Carson

    11/07/2015 4:31:13 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 56 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 7, 2015
    Politico‚Äės Kyle Cheney admitted that he fabricated a negative story about Ben Carson. At least, according to his own standards, he admitted the grievous journalistic sin. In a story published early on Friday, Politico‚Äôs Kyle Cheney authored a piece headlined ‚ÄúBen Carson admits fabricating West Point scholarship‚ÄĚ with a subhed ‚ÄúCarson‚Äôs campaign on Friday conceded that a central point in his inspirational personal story did not occur as he previously described.‚ÄĚ There were at least five major problems with the story: The headline was completely false The subhed was also completely false The opening paragraph was false false false The...
  • They Think They've Got Ben Carson with a Very Cleverly Written Politico Story

    11/06/2015 2:02:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Rush ^ | November 6, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Yeah, well, we were just poking along here about 10 minutes ago. It looked like it was actually gonna be kind of a slow day. And then everything blew up here, and then we -- JOHNNY DONOVAN: And now, from sunny south Florida, it's Open Line Friday! RUSH: Yeah. And I still don't know what to make of this. There's something that smells about this still, and I can't put my fingers on it. But we're gonna have to get into it. Anyway, welcome to Open Line Friday. Whatever you want to talk about is fine and...
  • Carson Blows Up at Reporters During Presser: Why Don‚Äôt You Care About Obama‚Äôs Past?

    11/06/2015 5:24:26 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 377 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11/6/15 | Josh Feldman
    Ben Carson faced some combative reporters during a press conference in Florida tonight about the various issues in his background that have been raised this week. He dismissed Politico's report about him not being formally offered a West Point scholarship, simply insisting it was relayed to him that he could get one with the kind of accomplishments in his background. He declared, "There is a desperation on behalf of some to try to find a way to tarnish me... Next week it'll be my kindergarten teacher who said I peed in my pants." -snip- "I do not remember this level...
  • VIDEO: Ben Carson Press Conference On Alleged False Claims

    11/06/2015 5:01:06 PM PST · by JoeSeales · 64 replies
    Ben Carson ^ | 11-6-15 | Ben Carson
    November 6, 2015: GOP Presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson addressed the media this evening on the alleged false claims he made in his book, "Gifted Hands", including that he received a full scholarship offer to West Point and that he allegedly tried to stab a friend and hit his mother with a hammer. He got pretty testy with the reporters...
  • Analysis: Politico Blows Ben Carson 'Fabrication' Scoop, But Tough Vetting Still Necessary

    11/06/2015 1:36:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/06/2015 | Guy Benson
    At first blush, it looked like Dr.¬†Ben Carson's candidacy might be on the verge of implosion. According to a Politico report, his campaign 'admitted' that the former pediatric neurosurgeon¬†had 'fabricated' the claim in his autobiography that he'd received a "full scholarship" offer to attend the US Military Academy at West Point as a teenager. Politico's lede: Ben Carson√ʬĬôs campaign on Friday admitted, in a response to an inquiry from POLITICO, that a central point in his inspirational personal story was fabricated: his application and acceptance into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The academy has occupied a central...
  • Ben Carson (Video): "I was offered a full scholarship to West Point" (Oct 9, 2015) | Charlie Rose

    11/06/2015 12:17:39 PM PST · by springwater13 · 104 replies
    Dr. Ben CarsonÔŅĹ‚ÄĻ's statement on "Charlie Rose" on October 9th, 2015. Video
  • Ben Carson Facebook Post August 13th 2015 (says he was thrilled to get offer from West Point)

    11/06/2015 11:13:07 AM PST · by springwater13 · 135 replies
    The next question is from Bill. He wanted to know if it was true that I was offered a slot at West Point after high school. Bill, that is true. I was the highest student ROTC member in Detroit and was thrilled to get an offer from West Point. But I knew medicine is what I wanted to do. So I applied to only one school. (it was all the money I had). I applied to Yale and thank God they accepted me. I often wonder what might have happened had they said no.
  • Politico Smear - Who Provided the Daily Schedule of a Chief of Staff for Partisan Political Attack?

    11/06/2015 12:17:26 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 32 replies
    Various | 11/6/15 | Self
    The question is Who is going through the fifty year old daily schedule of the US Army Chief of Staff? Who is going through the files of applicants to West Point of fifty years ago? How does Politico get this information? Both of these are US Government controlled files. Who is providing access to the files of a former Chief of Staff for the purpose of partisan political smear? This stinks of corruption and abuse of power. Maybe even illegal.
  • Team Carson: ‚ÄėPolitico [West Point] Story Is An Outright Lie‚Äô

    11/06/2015 10:51:55 AM PST · by xzins · 213 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/06/2015 | RACHEL STOLTZFOOS
    ‚ÄúThe campaign never ‚Äėadmitted to anything,'‚ÄĚ a spokesman for Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson told The Daily Caller News Foundation in response to a hit by Politico claiming his campaign admitted to ‚Äúfabricating‚ÄĚ a key point about his West Point story. ‚ÄúThe Politico story is an outright Lie,‚ÄĚ Doug Watts told TheDCNF. Politico published a piece Friday claiming Carson‚Äôs campaign ‚Äúadmits fabricating‚ÄĚ the fact that he applied and was admitted to West Point. ‚ÄúBen Carson‚Äôs campaign on Friday admitted, in a response to an inquiry from POLITICO, that a central point in his inspirational personal story was fabricated: his application...
  • Ben Carson admits fabricating West Point scholarship

    11/06/2015 8:33:42 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 559 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/06/2015 | Kyle Cheney
    Ben Carson‚Äôs campaign on Friday admitted, in a response to an inquiry from POLITICO, that a central point in his inspirational personal story was fabricated: his application and acceptance into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The academy has occupied a central place in Carson‚Äôs tale for years. According to a story told in Carson‚Äôs book, ‚ÄúGifted Hands,‚ÄĚ the then-17 year old was introduced in 1969 to Gen. William Westmoreland, who had just ended his command of U.S. forces in Vietnam, and the two dined together. That meeting, according to Carson‚Äôs telling, was followed by a ‚Äúfull scholarship‚ÄĚ to...
  • Army investigates injuries suffered in out-of-control, excessively violent . . . pillow fight?

    09/07/2015 4:01:12 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/07/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Weaponized pillows. That's a new one. Iím not much for ďspirit eventsĒ - and Iíve never been in the Armed Forces - so donít take my lack of familiarity as disdain for the idea in general. I suppose a bunch of soldiers-in-training standing around a courtyard whamming each other with pillows could be fun. Itís probably not the sort of thing that makes the Russians cower in fear, but then again maybe they watch it with envy because they only ďspiritĒ in their army is the one of fear over being sent to the gulag if they screw something up....
  • At West Point, Annual Pillow Fight Becomes Weaponized [turns into brawl]

    09/05/2015 4:32:32 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 52 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 4, 2015 | DAVE PHILIPPS
    For generations, freshmen cadets at the United States Military Academy have marked the end of a grueling summer of training with a huge nighttime pillow fight that is billed as a harmless way to blow off steam and build class spirit. But this year the fight on the West Point, N.Y., campus turned bloody as some cadets swung pillowcases packed with hard objects, thought to be helmets, that split lips, broke at least one bone, dislocated shoulders and knocked cadets unconscious. The brawl at the publicly funded academy, where many of the Armyís top leaders are trained, left 30 cadets...
  • 30 military cadets hurt in West Point pillow fight

    09/04/2015 11:50:41 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 41 replies ^ | Sept 5, 2015 | AFP
    Thirty cadets who just completed their first-year summer training at the prestigious US Military Academy at West Point were injured when an annual pillow fight tradition turned bloody, The New York Times reported.
  • West Point law professor resigns after calling for attacks on Islamic holy sites

    09/02/2015 12:43:40 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 1, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    A West Point law professor has resigned following backlash over an article in which he advocated for attacks on Islamic holy sites as part of a ďtotal warĒ on radical Islam. William C. Bradford is sticking by his opinions following an uproar over a July paper titled ďTrahison des ProfesseursĒ (Treason of the Professors), which led to his resignation Sunday, The Washington Post reported. ďI stand by my article,Ē he told the paper, arguing that he had been ďtaken out of contextĒ by people who had not read his article. ďI would suggest that the best approach to the problem...
  • West Point Revokes Diplomas Of Confederate Graduates

    07/17/2015 11:41:49 AM PDT · by Cry if I Wanna · 38 replies
    The DuffleBlog ^ | July 17, 2015 | Maxx Butthurt
    WEST POINT, N.Y. ‚ĒÄ Following the decision of the South Carolina government to remove the Confederate flag from a state memorial, and the subsequent, nation-wide uproar over all things Confederate, West Point has announced that it will posthumously revoke the diplomas of all cadets who graduated from the Academy and fought for the South during the Civil War.
  • West Point Revokes Diplomas Of Confederate Graduates (Satire)

    07/17/2015 8:50:52 AM PDT · by rey · 33 replies
    Duffleblog ^ | 17 July 2015
    WEST POINT, N.Y. ‚ĒÄ Following the decision of the South Carolina government to remove the Confederate flag from a state memorial, and the subsequent, nation-wide uproar over all things Confederate, West Point has announced that it will posthumously revoke the diplomas of all cadets who graduated from the Academy and fought for the South during the Civil War. ¬ďThis sends a clear message to slave-owners and those who would fight for such a horrific cause that 150 years after most of them died we will not tolerate such atrocities on American soil,¬Ē said Lt. Col. Thomas Jackson, a spokesman for...
  • West Point cadet found guilty of possessing child porn (homosexual pedophile)

    06/24/2015 8:35:10 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 51 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | June 24, 2015 | Stephen Rex Brown
    A West Point cadet was found guilty Tuesday of possessing a trove of violent child pornography in his dorm room at the storied military academy. Patrick Hester, 25, was taken into custody following the verdict in U.S. District Court in White Plains because the videos ďdepicted children being tortured,Ē Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said. ďIn collecting and sharing these appalling videos, he contributed to the victimization of the most vulnerable members of our society, our children.Ē More than 1,200 images and videos were seized from Hesterís dorm room in December 2013. Hester told fellow pervs in emails he preferred...
  • Abolish West Point ó And The Other Service Academies, Too [ISIS Agenda?]

    01/24/2015 10:14:53 AM PST · by Steelfish · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 24, 2015 | Scott Beauchamp
    Abolish West Point ó And The Other Service Academies, Too By Scott Beauchamp January 23 Most Americans are familiar with the prestige that surrounds the United States military service academies. Various names and phrases, spoken like solemn incantations, attest to their sacrosanct status: the Point, the Long Gray Line, Annapolis, cadets. Their graduates constitute a whoís who of American greatness, including Ulysses Grant, Jimmy Carter, novelist James Salter and sci-fi writer Robert Heinlein, to name a few. Gen. Douglas MacArthur, in a 1962 address at West Point, typified the veneration when he told the cadets that they were ďthe leaven...
  • Letís Abolish West Point

    01/08/2015 4:07:53 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 68 replies
    Salon ^ | January 5th, 2015 | Bruce Fleming
    The service academies are all Potemkin villages, facades with nothing behind them: they donít teach morals, they donít make better officers, and they cost you a bundle. Most fundamentally, they combine two incompatible goals: military obedience and the freedom to question offered by knowledge. This is a combustible mixture as students ask why things are as they are and are told sharply that this is the way things are, and are punished if they insist. One day the lid is going to blow. A confession: I believe in their mission, and so I am a disillusioned former True Believer, as...
  • Army Black Knights used alcohol, women to recruit football players

    10/26/2014 6:06:53 PM PDT · by chargers fan · 26 replies
    ESPN ^ | October 26, 2015 | ESPN
    Army has disciplined 20 cadets for promoting underage drinking and has self-reported a football recruiting violation to the NCAA stemming from an incident that took place earlier this year, according to a report by The Gazette of Colorado Springs. According to documents obtained by The Gazette, Army treated recruits to a party, dinner with female cadets, cash from boosters and VIP treatment on a party bus that included cheerleaders and a police escort in January.
  • Celebration in Liberia slum as Ebola quarantine lifted

    08/31/2014 9:29:01 AM PDT · by Raebie · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 30, 2014 | James Harding Giahyue and Saliou Samb
    (Reuters) - Crowds sang and danced in the streets of a seaside neighborhood in Liberia on Saturday as the government lifted quarantine measures designed to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Faced with the worst Ebola outbreak in history, West African governments have struggled to find an effective response. More than 1,550 people have died from the hemorrhagic fever since it was first detected in the forests of Guinea in March. Residents of the impoverished seaside district of West Point in Monrovia were forcibly cut off from the rest of the capital in mid-August after a crowd attacked...
  • Man, 32, is left with brain damage after 'being attacked by gang of 20 black men'

    08/26/2014 11:03:42 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 149 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 26 August 2014 | MailOnline Reporter
    "A West Point man was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after he and a friend were attacked by a group of around 20 people in a Huddle House parking lot, police said, potentially as retaliation for Michael Brown's killing. Ralph Weems IV, who is white, was injured early Saturday but is now in fair condition at North Mississippi Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Genie Causey said. A relative, Bradley Barnes of Madison, told The Associated Press by telephone on Sunday that his brother-in-law was in a medically induced coma following brain surgery. 'They're going to try and wake him up...
  • Obama's Foreign Policy Rhetoric Does Not Match U.S. Actions

    06/10/2014 4:00:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | June 10, 2014 | Ron Paul
    resident Obama's recent foreign policy speech, delivered at this year's West Point graduation ceremony, was a disappointment to anyone who hoped the president might be changing course. The failure of each U.S. intervention thus far in the 21st century might have inspired at least a bit of reflection. However, the president made it clear that interventionism and American exceptionalism would continue to guide his administration in its final two years. The president said, "I believe in American exceptionalism with every fiber of my being," adding the dubious claim that "because of American diplomacy and foreign assistance, as well as the...
  • Obamaís Ad Hoc Foreign Policy

    05/30/2014 8:43:42 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/29/2014 | Charles Krauthammer
    His West Point speech and his policy of retreat are characterized by smallness. It is fitting that the day before President Obama gives his grand West Point address defending the wisdom and prudence of his foreign policy, his government should be urging Americans to evacuate Libya. Libya, of course, was once the model Obama intervention ó the exquisitely calibrated military engagement wrapped in the rhetorical extravagance of a nationally televised address proclaiming his newest foreign-policy doctrine (they change to fit the latest ad hoc decision): the responsibility to protect, or R2P. (snip) For the same reason, perhaps, that the Afghan...
  • Obama's empty foreign policy vision falls flat at West Point

    05/29/2014 4:13:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 29, 2014 | Nile Gardiner
    It was billed as President Obama's comeback speech on foreign policy, a response to mounting criticism ó both foreign and domestic ó that his international leadership has been a failure. A "big picture" address, it would outline the president's foreign policy vision as it stands five-and-a-half years since he entered the White House. Yet the commencement address yesterday at West Point failed to deliver on either count. Instead, it reinforced the impression of a lackluster commander-in-chief with an empty foreign policy vision. In many respects this was a highly defensive speech, one that will do little to allay growing fears,...