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  • James Mattis: Latin American countries selling out their sovereignty to Russia, China

    08/17/2018 12:30:07 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 17, 2018 | Martin Arostegui
    A Chinese space force in Argentina, Russian control of Venezuelan gas and South American armies equipped with the latest Chinese and Russian hardware. Until recently, it might have sounded like the plot of a geopolitical thriller in a region once considered America’s backyard. But this is what Defense Secretary James N. Mattis faced on his visit this week to several South American nations, where economic and military posturing by Beijing and Moscow has been on the rise for the past decade. Analysts say Chinese loans in recent years have allowed authoritarian leaders to consolidate power in Venezuela, Bolivia and Nicaragua,...
  • Vanity: Regarding George Webb

    08/17/2018 10:27:11 AM PDT · by mowowie · 19 replies
    today | Some guy that looks like me...
    So since the untimely and convenient (to b. clinton anyways) passing of child trafficking investigator Task Force Jenny Moore the other day i have been turned on to George Webb's youtube daily videos. To me he seems like the real deal, a true investigator of the Deep State and their nasty dealings. what i'm wondering is what the average Freepers opinion of George Webb is. is he legit or not?
  • Obama Lackey Says Brennan Was Behind bin Laden Takedown, Then SEAL Who Shot Him Fires Back

    08/16/2018 10:17:12 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 48 replies
    https://www.westernjournal.com ^ | AUGUST 16, 2018 | KARA PENDLETON
    Ben Rhodes: John Brennan was the point person for the Obama White House on the operation that killed Osama bin Laden. He knows a lot more about defending our nation than someone who uses security clearances to punish his political adversaries. Robert J. Oneill: Actually, 23 conservatives went after UBL. No offense, in case you were wondering.
  • Woman indicted on three charges of aggravated assault after pit bull attack, gun threats

    08/16/2018 9:55:40 PM PDT · by Norski · 10 replies
    Killeen Daily Herald ^ | august 15, 2018 | Emily Hilley-Sierzchula
    A Bell County grand jury on Wednesday indicted a Killeen woman on three felony charges after police said she threatened three people with a gun and let her pit bulls attack a man. Lashai Jean-Baptist, 22, of Killeen, was indicted on three charges of aggravated assault threaten bodily injury with a deadly weapon. Jean-Baptist was not listed in the Bell County Jail as of Wednesday afternoon, according to jail records. Bell County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to a home in the 1300 block of Briggs Road in Killeen on May 26 regarding a domestic disturbance with weapons, according to the...
  • Religious website triggers complaint against Edwards Air Force Base brigadier general

    08/15/2018 7:02:14 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    L A Times ^ | Aug 13, 2018 | Sarah Parvini
    On Sunday, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation made an official demand to Defense Secretary James N. Mattis to “immediately and comprehensively” investigate Air Force Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert. At issue is Teichert’s website, called “Prayer at Lunchtime for the United States,” in which the commander says he encourages “Bible-believing Americans to take time to specifically pray for our nation at lunchtime every day.” Teichert commands the 412th Test Wing and is also the installation commander, according to the Edwards website. On his religious website, Teichert goes only by “John,” and writes that he is an active duty brigadier general...
  • What Japanese history lessons leave out: Why neighboring countries still hold a grudge against Japan

    08/15/2018 7:01:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 96 replies
    BBC ^ | By Mariko Oi
    Japanese people often fail to understand why neighbouring countries harbour a grudge over events that happened in the 1930s and 40s. The reason, in many cases, is that they barely learned any 20th Century history. I myself only got a full picture when I left Japan and went to school in Australia. From Homo erectus to the present day - more than a million years of history in just one year of lessons. That is how, at the age of 14, I first learned of Japan's relations with the outside world. For three hours a week - 105 hours over...
  • Vandals flood historic N.J. submarine, steal memorial plaques to fallen sailors

    08/15/2018 6:41:07 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 34 replies
    NJ.com Advanced Media ^ | August 14, 2018
    Authorities on Tuesday said vandals flooded a World War II-era submarine moored at the New Jersey Naval Museum and stole four memorial plaques from the property. Intruders intentionally opened hatches throughout the 312-foot U.S.S. Ling, causing the entire inside of the 2,500-ton craft to flood with water from the Hackensack River, according to city police Capt. Brian Corcoran. The damage reported Tuesday came after officers responded to the Naval Museum in Hackensack a day before, police said. A caretaker found plaques valued at more than $10,000 that honored sailors and the 52 U.S. submarines lost during World War II were...
  • U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels to receive newer and larger F/A-18E/F Super Hornet

    08/14/2018 12:52:28 PM PDT · by PROCON · 9 replies
    defence-blog.com ^ | Aug. 14, 2018
    Photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Timothy SchumakerBoeing has received a $17 million contract for convert nine F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft for Blue Angels flight demonstration team, said in the statement of the U.S. Department of Defense on 13 August. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has contracted Boeing for the retrofit documentation and kits to convert nine F/A-18E (single-seat) and two F/A-18F (tandem-seat) aircraft into a Blue Angel configuration in accordance with engineering change proposal 6480. According to the DoD, work will be performed in St. Louis, Missouri, and is expected to be completed in December 2021. The Blue...
  • 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.
  • Last Surviving Crew Member Has 'No Regrets' About Bombing Hiroshima

    08/14/2018 3:58:59 AM PDT · by P.O.E. · 70 replies
    NPR Radio Diaries ^ | 8/6/18 | NELLIE GILLES
    On Aug. 6, 1945, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. It was the first time a nuclear weapon had been used in warfare. There were three strike planes that flew over Hiroshima that day: the Enola Gay, which carried the bomb, and two observation planes, the Great Artiste and the Necessary Evil. Russell Gackenbach was a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps and a navigator on the mission. Today, the 95-year-old is the only surviving crew member of those three planes.
  • The Jig Is Not Yet Up: Kim Jong-Un Turns to Cyber Crime

    08/13/2018 9:44:38 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 5 replies
    Korea Economic Institute ^ | July 2018 | Linnea Logie
    North Korea is rapidly amassing capabilities with arguably greater destructive potential than nuclear or ballistic missiles. Pyongyang’s elaborate licit and illicit financial networks grow more sophisticated and its army of cyber warriors grows more adept with each passing day, posing fearsome threats to Northeast Asia, the United States, and the entire international system. Meanwhile, behind a veil of nuclear belligerence, the ruling Kim family has been quietly and painstakingly preparing to fight the next war: a “Secret War” waged not with guns and bullets, but with information and network access. Former NSA deputy director Chris Inglis describes cyber as a...
  • And the cash goes back into my pocket!

    08/13/2018 8:15:53 AM PDT · by areukiddingme1 · 29 replies
    (Vanity) | 13 August 2018 | areukiddingme1
    Dear NFL, I have been a lifelong fan since the age of 10 – That’s more than 50 years…. I have followed many players, and only two teams in my life. The players I have followed have always been the “stand up for the flag” kind of players, I mean it just figures because I was drawn to serve my country – Not because I had to, or because it was my only option. I chose to serve out of nothing more than the pure love of my country. After serving onboard ships for nine years and three years with...
  • Breakdancing Man K.O-ed By Queen's Guard

    08/12/2018 10:02:40 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 20 replies
    Liveleak ^ | 8/12/18 | Liveleak
    15 second vid of a tourist getting clocked by a queens Guard.Video here.
  • Search Underway in Sulu Sea for Marine Missing from USS Essex

    08/11/2018 4:27:30 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    USNI,org ^ | August 10, 2018 5:12 PM | Ben Werner
    A search is ongoing in the Sulu Sea for a 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Marine assigned to USS Essex (LHD-2) who has been missing for almost two days. Since 9:40 a.m. local time Thursday — Wednesday evening in the U.S. — Navy and Marine Corps aircraft have run around-the-clock searches of the Sulu Sea and Surigao Strait for the Marine who is presumed overboard from Essex, the 13th MEU said in a statement. The search efforts are being assisted by the Philippine Coast Guard vessel. “As we continue our search operation, we ask that you keep our Marine and...
  • Lieutenant becomes first woman to lead Marine infantry platoon

    08/10/2018 8:37:00 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/09/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    First Lt. Marina Hierl has reportedly made history by becoming the first woman in the Marine Corps to lead an infantry platoon. The 24-year-old is one of four platoon commanders in Echo Company, a group of 175 Marines and Navy sailors who were recently sent to northern Australia, The New York Times reported Thursday. Hierl is one of two women to the 13-week Marines Corps Infantry Officer Course, according to the Times. “I wanted to do something important with my life,” she told the newspaper. “I wanted to be part of a group of people that would be willing...
  • Air Force releases Battle of Roberts Ridge footage of airman slated to receive Medal of Honor

    08/09/2018 8:34:38 PM PDT · by mrsmith · 23 replies
    STARS AND STRIPES ^ | August 9, 2018 | CHAD GARLAND
    In the newly released 1.5-minute Air Force video, a figure identified as Chapman can be seen charging up a steep slope toward enemy positions atop the 10,000-foot peak... Chapman and SEAL team leader Britt Slabinski teamed up to attack enemy positions. After assaulting the first of two positions, identified as bunkers in the footage, Chapman abandons cover to attack a second position where an enemy machine gun was firing on his team, when he is wounded.
  • Army stops discharging immigrants for now

    08/09/2018 2:35:29 PM PDT · by BBell · 8 replies
    The U.S. Army has stopped discharging immigrant recruits who enlisted seeking a path to citizenship -- at least temporarily. A memo shared with The Associated Press on Wednesday and dated July 20 spells out orders to high-ranking Army officials to stop processing discharges of men and women who enlisted in the special immigrant program, effective immediately. It was not clear how many recruits were impacted by the action, and the Pentagon did not immediately respond to requests for comment about the memo. "Effective immediately, you will suspend processing of all involuntary separation actions," read the memo signed by Acting Assistant...
  • Unofficial List of Radio Stations Carrying "THE CHRIS PLANTE SHOW" - 2018

    08/09/2018 9:31:21 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 21 replies
    Self ^ | 8/9/18 | Me
    I've been asked by fans of Chris Plante if I have a list of terrestrial radio stations where he can be heard out of. Many people are on vacation in the summer months and listen to Chris on their car radio. WMAL did not have a list, nor does Westwood One, but this posted list is what I've gathered so far. It's unofficial and incomplete. LISTENING TO CHRIS PLANTE VIA TERRESTRIAL RADIO UNOFFICIAL COMPILATION OF U.S. RADIO STATIONS GATHERED BY SILVIE - 8/9/18 (Not a complete list. If the local radio station where you listen to Plante is not listed...
  • Time for the Military

    08/09/2018 3:18:52 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 6 replies
    email from a friend | 8/9/2018 | unknown
    A crusty old Army Sergeant Major found himself at a gala event hosted by a local liberal arts college. There was no shortage of extremely young idealistic ladies in attendance, one of whom approached the Sergeant Major for conversation. "Excuse me, Sergeant Major, but you seem to be a very serious man. Is something bothering you?" "Negative, ma'am. Just serious by nature." The young lady looked at his awards and decorations and said, "It looks like you have seen a lot of action." "Yes, ma'am, a lot of action." The young lady, tiring of trying to start up a conversation,...
  • Voted John James for Senate against Debbie Stabmenow (vanity)

    08/07/2018 2:33:55 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 24 replies
    vanity ^ | 8/7/2018 | Eddie01
    Feels great to vote. John has Kid Rock and Uncle Ted Nugents endorsement as well. ...but their endorsement came after I figured it out for myself.