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  • Air Force general backs A-10 retention

    04/16/2014 8:12:40 AM PDT · by SandRat · 88 replies
    Tucson Daily Star ^ | Joe Ferguson
    A top Air Force official had one word to describe the proposed cuts threatening to ground the A-10 fleet. “Heinous.” Rep. Ron Barber relayed the comments from Gen. Michael Hostage, the commander of the Air Combat Command, shortly after the pair toured Davis-Monthan Air Force Base to discuss the fate of the iconic attack aircraft known as the Warthog. The commander of the Air Combat Command, Hostage oversees the 355th Fighter Wing at Davis-Monthan which flies more than 80 A-10s. Barber, flanked by community leaders, asked Hostage to come to Tucson to see the overwhelming community support for the air...
  • EU countries to boost defense budgets in light of Ukraine

    04/16/2014 1:21:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 16.04.14 @ 09:29 | Andrew Rettman
    Military chiefs have said the Ukraine crisis is a wake-up call for EU countries defense spending, as the US backed Ukraines use of force in eastern regions. Speaking to press after a regular meeting of EU defense ministers in Luxembourg on Tuesday (15 April), the deputy chief of the EUs external action service, Maciej Popowski, said: Weve had 70 years of peace now [in Europe], but we see that power politics is back with a vengeance, so its a wake-up call and now we need to get serious about defense. He noted that this was the feeling around the table...
  • TEST: You a Dem, a Republican... or a Texan?

    04/15/2014 9:16:25 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 36 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 16 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    You're walking down a deserted street with your wife And two small children. Suddenly, a terrorist with a huge knife comes around the corner, locks eyes with you, screams obscenities, raises the knife, and charges at you... You are carrying a SIG Sauer 9mm, and you're an expert shot. You have mere seconds before he reaches you and your family. What do you do? Democrat's Answer: Well, that's not enough information to answer the question! Does the man look poor or oppressed? Is he really a terrorist? Am I guilty of profiling? Have I ever...
  • NAVY WARSHIP EN ROUTE TO SICK TODDLER ON SAILBOAT

    04/05/2014 6:07:17 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 103 replies
    AP ^ | 4/5/14
    A U.S. Navy warship was headed Saturday to rescue a 1-year-old girl who fell ill on a crippled sailboat that was attempting to circle the world.
  • PA:Robbers Killed by an Armed Citizen, Now The Families Want To Sue

    03/31/2014 6:30:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 106 replies
    usconcealedcarry.com ^ | 24 March, 2014 | Kevin Michalowski
    Sad but true, this is the way it works in the United States. Two men entered a convenience store, pointed their guns at the clerk, and robbed the store. As they exited the store, an armed citizen confronted them. The robbers pointed their guns at the honest citizen and he shot and killed both of them. Now the family of one of the dead robbers wants justice. They want to sue the honest citizen. And leave it to the media to give the families of armed robbers a forum. In what has become a clich, the mother of an armed...
  • 1.3 Percent Doctrine, 98.7 Percent Delusion: Why Obama cant convince Europe to spend on defense

    03/29/2014 11:02:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/29/2013 | Tom Rogan
    Going forward, every NATO member state must step up and carry its share of the burden. President Barack Obama, March 26, 2014 On Wednesday, addressing an assembly of young Europeans, President Obama issued a challenge. Faced with a resurgent Russia, he said, and in view of the shaky global economy, Europeans must spend more on defense. His sentiment is well founded. Lets be clear: EU defense spending is woefully inadequate. Excluding Britain, France, Germany, and perhaps Italy, the EU states are fundamentally incapable of full-spectrum operations. And the military of Americas greatest ally, the British, is being forced...
  • TX:Victim Attempts Disarm, is Shot in Foot

    03/25/2014 8:15:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 March, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    While it appears that victims are generally better at disarming criminals, than criminals are at disarming victims, it is a very dangerous business that should not be attempted lightly. From Houston, 14news.com: Henderson Police say the suspect tried to rob the victim at gunpoint, butthe victim fought back andtried toget thegun. Police say the gun went off during the struggleand the victim was shot in the foot. It is possible that being shot in the foot was an acceptable trade-off. There is not enough in the story to determine if that were so, and it is a subjective judgment....
  • Obama to Kill Tomahawk, Hellfire Missile Programs Cornerstone of U.S. Naval power eliminated

    03/24/2014 11:23:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 124 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 3/24/14 | Adam Kredo
    President Barack Obama is seeking to abolish two highly successful missile programs that experts say has helped the U.S. Navy maintain military superiority for the past several decades. The Tomahawk missile programknown as the worlds most advanced cruise missileis set to be cut by $128 million under Obamas fiscal year 2015 budget proposal and completely eliminated by fiscal year 2016, according to budget documents released by the Navy. In addition to the monetary cuts to the program, the number of actual Tomahawk missiles acquired by the United States would drop significantlyfrom 196 last year to just 100 in 2015. The...
  • MI:Man Shoots Menacing Pit Bull

    03/20/2014 8:27:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Dogs are a common and serious threat. In Michigan, the man faced a neighbor's pit bull. From cbslocal.com: The dog apparentlycharged at the man and each time he tried to retreat, it would lunge at him. The man told police he fired three warning shots into the air to try to scare the animal off and when that didnt work, he fired a single shot striking the dog on its left side. I had a similar situation happen a decade ago, with two large and loose dogs. Dogs will usually back down. I was alarmed enough to draw...
  • Debate On Defense Has To Begin Now: Adding Dollars To Defense In 2015

    03/20/2014 4:33:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | March 19, 2014 | Hugh Hewitt
    The contempt with which Vladimir Putin holds President Obama and his entire foreign policy team fairly oozes out of the Kremlin. Josh Rogin of the Daily Beast noted "sarcasm and derision from Russias Twitter-happy deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozi," including a Tweet mocking "Comrade @BarackObama." Putin's speech yesterday was full of venom towards the U.S., as have been most Russian media outlets. But the key detail is how Putin played Obama, as the Wall Street Journal noted this morning: Mr. Obama in four phone calls with Mr. Putin over the past month totaling 4 hours also failed to make headway...
  • Israeli defense minister apologizes for calling U.S. weak

    03/19/2014 5:25:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 3/18/14 | Barak Ravid
    Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon is apologizing for the second time in two months about critical statements he made against the U.S. government. In the wake of tremendous anger in Washington, a telephone call between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a personal talk with the prime minister, Yaalon told his American counterpart, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, that there was no defiance, criticism or intention to hurt the United States or Israels relations with its ally with his words. Yaalon said he sees utmost importance in the strategic relations between the countries, as...
  • Detroit homeowner shoots, kills 1 of two intruders

    03/07/2014 9:44:32 AM PST · by cripplecreek · 37 replies
    myfoxdetroit.com ^ | Mar 06, 2014 | myFOXDetroit.com Staff
    DETROIT (WJBK) - Thursday afternoon a Detroit homeowner fatally shot an intruder. A second intruder was also at the scene but ran away and is still being sought by police. Police say the homeowner heard glass break around 12:30 p.m., ran to the back of his house and saw a person climbing in the window, so he grabbed his gun and fired. Police say the 17-year-old suspect then collapsed on the driveway, appearing to have died from a gunshot wound to the chest. The other suspect is in his 20s. Police continue to question the homeowner about the incident, and...
  • Militarys top general offers grim outlook on nations defense

    03/05/2014 3:32:19 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 123 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | 4 March 2014 | James Rosen
    The nations top military commander painted a dark picture Tuesday of future U.S. defense capabilities clouded by shrinking Pentagon budgets and adversaries technological advances that he said would erode American battlefield superiority. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, provided his sobering views as part of the Quadrennial Defense Review, a congressionally mandated evaluation of U.S. military strength issued every four years. Dempsey predicted that it would become increasingly difficult to balance the competing demands of protecting allies abroad, securing Americans at home and deterring future wars. The smaller and less capable military outlined in...
  • Obama's Bizarro-World Budget Plan

    03/05/2014 3:01:34 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 9 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 03/04/2014 | IBD Staff
    Fiscal Irresponsibility: Just how out of touch is President Obama? In the midst of a faltering economy and rising global threats, he proposes a budget that would sharply cut defense spending and impose $1.8 trillion in tax hikes. Despite its relative insignificance in the grand scheme of things, the annual White House budget proposal does provide a window into the president's thinking on the size and scope of government. The fiscal 2015 budget released a month late on Tuesday also manages to showcase Obama's worrisome detachment from reality. The budget rests, for example, on the assumption that real...
  • GOP blasts Obama defense cuts

    03/02/2014 6:35:30 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2 March 14 | Kristina Wong
    GOP lawmakers say the Obama administration is ignoring history in planning a defense budget that bets there won't be another protracted ground war in the near future. The White House is expected to unveil the 2015 defense budget on Tuesday that would cut the active duty Army by more than 20 percent over the next five years. After Iraq and Afghanistan, we are no longer sizing the military to conduct long and large stability operations, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said last Monday as he previewed the presidents 2015 defense budget. Republicans say this move is foolish, given the effects of...
  • Pistol Defense Against Moose Attack

    03/01/2014 6:25:16 PM PST · by marktwain · 70 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In this dramatic video, a snowmobiler is traveling along a remote snowmobile trail. A moose is blocking the trail, and the snowmobiler does everything they can to defuse the situation without bloodshed. They make considerable noise to warn the moose that they are there. Snowmobiles do not have a reverse, and the track is narrow and hemmed in by thick woods. To get off the snowmobile would make the snowmobiler much more vulnerable. In the deep, fluffy snow, he and or his machine are likely to bog down. Unknown to the viewer, a companion snowmobiler is coming up...
  • Ukraine, Syria, Iran -- America isn't leading from behind, it's being left behind

    03/01/2014 3:53:36 PM PST · by Innovative · 14 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Feb 28, 2014 | K T McFarland
    Russia, flush with new-found wealth from oil exports, expands its military reach and political influence abroad. A war-weary America slashes defense spending and retreats from the world. The president embarks on a massive government-subsidized program to develop alternative energy to replace fossil fuels. Pundits cluck about America in retreat, and point to the rise of an Asian economic superpower. Thats the world circa 1976, but it sounds like quotes ripped from todays headlines. History has a way of repeating itself, or to quote the great Yogi Bera, its dj vu all over again. The Obama administration is looking a lot...
  • Obamas Attempt to Disarm and Disable the US Military

    02/27/2014 2:57:14 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 31 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 27 Feb 14 | Montgomery J. Granger
    Barack Hussein Obama seeks to use the teachings of ancient Chinese military genius Sun Tzu, as described in his famous quote: One hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the most skillful, subduing the enemys military without battle is the most skillful. The question is: Are we going to let him? Recently, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced that he is proposing huge cutbacks in the military, especially with regard to Army personnel . The set-up for this fall included prematurely withdrawing from Iraq and announcing that all U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan would end by December 2014. We...
  • Waking up to Defense Cuts

    02/27/2014 9:13:40 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 8 replies
    Jewish Policy Center ^ | February 27, 2014 | Shoshana Bryen
    If you are surprised by this week's announcement of major manpower cuts to the U.S. Army, you haven't been paying attention. For a long time.There are two components to understanding America's defense spending choices -- the political and the budgetary; they are not the same. The Administration has made the political case clear. Beginning in 2011, President Obama pronounced himself committed to "ending the wars" in Iraq and Afghanistan "responsibly."The president committed to a turn inward, beginning with a 2011 statement that "the nation we need to build is our own," coupled with the promise to cut troops deployed abroad...
  • Obamas Treasonous Squandering of American Power

    02/26/2014 10:06:17 AM PST · by xzins · 22 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 2/26/14 | CHQ Staff
    We dont usually flak for The Washington Post, but every so often the Washington elites liberal paper of record gets something right, or at least asks the right question. Such was the case on Monday, February 24, when the Post published an opinion piece by Richard Cohen entitled Susan Rice and the retreat of American power, that detailed a bill of particulars against President Obamas national security advisor, Susan Rice, and the President himself, for the treasonous squandering of American lives, treasure and influence in the worlds affairs. While what happened at Benghazi, Libya and how the events there led...
  • Cops: Buford man killed outside Hall Co. bar shot in self defense

    02/26/2014 9:43:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    gwinnettdailypost.com ^ | 18 February, 2014 | Tyler Estep
    They offered more insight Monday. #According to Flowery Branch Police Chief David Spillers, Homer resident Dustin Cody Holcombe and a female were walking toward their car that morning when they were confronted by Battle. #Battle was armed with a handgun pointing it at Holcombe and (the female) and talking in a threatening manner, Spillers said in a news release. Holcombe retrieved a firearm from his vehicle and stated that in shooting Battle it was his intention to defend himself and (the female). #Spillers offered no further theories on what might have been said between Battle and Holcombe, or anything else...
  • Is this really a good time to cut back our military? : Sending the wrong message to our enemies

    02/25/2014 6:48:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/25/2014 | Silivo Canto Jr.
    According to news reports, the US military will be cut dramatically: "Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has proposed shrinking the Army to its smallest size in 74 years through a series of base closures and troops cuts, and by completely eliminating several Air Force aircraft fleets. The move comes as the U.S. Army moves into the final phases of a massive troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, and Congress raises new red flags about American deficit spending. Hagel surprised some observers on Monday when he outlined a global military philosophy that removed America from the center of its universe. [SNIP] I oppose these...
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to Recommend Deep Budget Cuts Targeting Pay, Benefits

    02/23/2014 3:55:41 PM PST · by kristinn · 42 replies
    CBS News ^ | Sunday, February 23, 2014 | Jake Miller
    Teeing up what could be a politically explosive fight before the midterm elections in November, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday will recommend billions of dollars in annual budget cuts that would reduce housing allowances and other benefits, increase health-care premiums, and limit pay raises, CBS News confirms. The recommendations, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, are part of a broader effort to trim the Pentagon's budget while minimizing the impact on preparedness and capability. But they're likely to provoke fierce opposition from veterans' interest groups and lawmakers on Capitol Hill. The Pentagon argues that personnel costs are simply...
  • Ukraine Defense Minister Won't Take Phone Call from Defense Sec Hagel

    02/21/2014 9:39:34 AM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    breitbart ^ | 2/21/14 | William Bigelow
    Typifying the utterly ineffectual foreign policy that has been endemic for the entirety of the Obama administration, Ukrainian Defense Minister Pavel Lebedev rebuffed U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, refusing to take even one of the phone calls Hagel made to him. Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby admitted on Thursday, "Secretary Hagel has been trying, himself, since early this week," adding that Lebedev refuses "to communicate, to accept a phone call" from either Hagel or the Pentagon.
  • CA:San Jose: Bouncer's killer freed; self-defense declared in deadly downtown stabbing

    02/16/2014 6:50:14 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    mercurynews.com ^ | 14 February, 2014 | Robert Salonga
    SAN JOSE -- A cook who stabbed an off-duty bouncer to death during a confrontation downtown has been released from jail after prosecutors declared that he was acting in self-defense, a decision sparked by the revelation that the man who died was also armed with a knife. The 22-year-old San Jose man who works as a cook at a downtown restaurant may have at some point worked with 26-year-old San Jose resident Ryan Viri, who was well known in the downtown bar and restaurant scene. Assistant District Attorney Marc Buller, who reviewed the case, said security cameras in the area...
  • Op-Ed: India-Israel Defense Cooperation

    02/15/2014 9:15:33 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/2/14 | Alvite Singh Ningthoujam
    <p>Defense relations between India and Israel have come a long way, against all odds. Israel has emerged as Indias second-largest arms supplier, behind only Russia, with bilateral arms trade over the last decade estimated at $10 billion. 2013 witnessed major developments in India-Israel defense cooperation, most of which involved enhancing arms trade and furthering joint projects. There were certain constraints as well, none of which curbed ties.</p>
  • PRC Push for Defense Exports Could Backfire

    02/10/2014 11:49:50 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki
    AIN Online ^ | February 10, 2014 | Reuben Johnson
    The past two years have seen a number of developments with the military aircraft programs of the People’s Republic of China’s aerospace industry. The twofold focus of these efforts has been to expand the export portfolio for PRC-made weapon systems, while at the same time pushing the development of indigenous programs that would reduce Chinese dependence on foreign (mostly Russian) critical technologies and subsystems–although this could be a rocky road if it ends up competing directly with Russian industry in export markets. The results on both scores have been mixed. The message coming from the central government in Beijing continues...
  • Obama's Army Only 85% Ready To Fight

    02/03/2014 9:58:40 AM PST · by raptor22 · 21 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 3, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Defense: Budget cuts, sequestration and indifference to maintaining what was once "the arsenal of democracy" have led to units that are not deployment-ready and soldiers with weapons their grandfathers could have used. The standing ovation given at the State of the Union to Sgt. 1st Class Cory Remsburg, seriously wounded in an Afghan war that his commander in chief did not believe was winnable, was well deserved. It also served as a tribute to all the heroes we send into battle, particularly under rules of engagement that often make the proverbial "one hand tied behind your back" a preferable option....
  • Clearlake man reportedly shoots home intruder

    01/23/2014 4:28:33 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    record-bee.com ^ | 22 January, 2014 | Staff
    CLEARLAKE -- A man reportedly shot an intruder at his home on West 40th Avenue Wednesday afternoon, according to authorities. At about 1:08 p.m., Clearlake Police Department (CPD) officers responded to a report of a shooting that had just occurred in the 4600 block of West 40th Avenue, Sgt. Rodd Joseph stated. The caller, identified as Christopher Charles, reported that he just shot an intruder in his home. When officers arrived at the home, Charles was found on scene; however, the intruder, whose name is being withheld because of medical reasons, had allegedly already taken off on foot, Joseph stated....
  • Israel's Defense Ministry won't identify arms clients

    01/15/2014 6:28:39 PM PST · by steel_resolve · 2 replies
    SpaceWar ^ | Jan 14, 2014 | staff writers
    Israel's Defense Ministry, long suspected of supplying arms to dictatorial regimes and illegal organizations, has refused to divulge the full list of its weapons customers despite what the one analyst calls "serious failures that have recently been revealed in its export control department." ...snip... The controversy was heightened by the surprise resignation in December of Meir Shalit, head of the ministry's Defense Export Control Agency, after a joint U.S.-Israel investigation found that a highly sensitive Israeli-produced electronic system licensed for sale to a French firm had been transferred to China
  • The Four Great Waves of Defense Neglect The Dangers of a Hollow Military

    01/10/2014 4:30:57 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 16 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | January 10, 2014 at 4:30 am | Peter Huessy
    If an additional $50 billion a year seems like a lot, how much would be the cost to the United States if adversarial nations continue to chip away at the free world until America finds itself either isolated or impotent to effect a reversal as it faces rogue terrorist states armed with the most deadly of weapons? -- America's fourth wave of neglect of its military since the end of World War II may have disastrous geostrategic consequences. While Congress has passed a temporary slowdown in the decline in American defense spending with a two-year budget framework, the Ryan-Murray budget...
  • AZ:61-Year-Old Ex-Marine Fires at Suspect who Threatens Him and Security Guard

    01/04/2014 5:32:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 January, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Armed Arizonans at an Anti-IRS Rally This story in Arizona follows a classic defense of others scenario. A suspect pulls a gun and points it at an unarmed security officer. A former Marine, 61 years old, sees the situation and pulls his own gun. He is concerned not only for the security officer, but his wife, who has just left the store and arrived at the scene. He orders the suspect to "freeze", but the suspect points her gun at the former Marine, who fires. The suspect and confederate then flee the scene on a motorcycle. It...
  • NE:Self Defense Ruling In Fatal Shooting

    12/23/2013 4:26:45 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    wowt.com ^ | 2 December, 2013 | Mike McKnight
    Fatal shooting ruled self defense. 61-year-old Gary Bouzek died of a single gunshot wound to the head in the early morning hours of June 16th in Wabash. His 36-year-old son pulled the trigger. (snip) Time passed and it was during the early morning hours of June 16th in Wabash that Davids girlfriend awakened him because she heard loud pounding on the roof and the door of the in-ground home. Cox said David went outside and found his father with a hammer. The son went back into the house and came back out with a .22 caliber rifle loaded with one...
  • The Cure for "Affluenza" is Prison

    12/13/2013 9:09:09 AM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/13/13 | Paul Callan
    (CNN) -- American lawyers have never been accused of lacking creativity in seeking to justify the nefarious deeds of their clients. Texas defense attorney Scott Brown, however, appears to have raised the bar to a new level by asserting the newly minted defense of "affluenza" to obtain leniency in a tragic vehicular homicide case arising out of the reckless driving of his very drunk and very rich 16-year-old client, Ethan Couch. Affluenza may be a contender for a collection of odd and unlikely defenses that can trace their lineage back to the infamous (and some even say apocryphal) "Twinkie defense."...
  • Iran-North Korea Missile Cooperation Undermines Recent Geneva Nuclear Deal

    11/27/2013 5:49:29 AM PST · by Innovative · 4 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Nov 27, 2013 | Bill Gertz
    Iranian collaboration with North Korea on a new rocket booster for long-range missiles undermines the deal with Tehran on its nuclear program, key Senate and House Republicans said on Tuesday. While the president was undertaking his secret negotiationswhich Congress wasnt informed ofhe had to know Iran and North Korea were testing new engines for ballistic missiles to target the United States, said Rep. Mike Rogers (R., Ala.) chairman of the House Armed Services subcommittee on strategic forces. Reports of Iran-North Korea ICBM collaboration follow new anti-America and anti-Israel outbursts from the Islamist regime in Tehran, Cruz said. The Iranian regime...
  • U.S. Directly Challenges China's Air Defense Zone (Pair of American B-52 Bombers Fly Over)

    11/26/2013 9:11:41 AM PST · by Nachum · 194 replies
    wsj ^ | 11/26/13 | Julian Barnes
    <p>WASHINGTONA pair of American B-52 bombers flew over a disputed island chain in the East China Sea without informing Beijing, U.S. officials said Tuesday, in a direct challenge to China and its establishment of an expanded air-defense zone.</p> <p>The planes flew out of Guam and entered the new Chinese Air Defense Identification Zone at about 7 p.m. Washington time Monday, according to a U.S. official.</p>
  • Developing Zimmerman defense narrative: Girlfriend set him up

    11/22/2013 1:48:55 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 87 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 11/22/2013 | William A. Jacobson
    Almost as soon as George Zimmerman was arrested, a report surfaced that girlfriend Samantha Scheibe, who made the dramatic phone call to 911, had been shopping her story to national media for several weeks but no one would pay her what she wanted. The Orlando Sentinel confirmed that at least one national media outlet (unnamed) had such communications: WKMGs report that the women were seeking money for interviews with national news organizations was confirmed to the Sentinel by one such organization. Not unexpectedly, the Zimmerman defense team is letting it be known that this was a set-up, via TMZ:...
  • Obamalateral Disarmament - U.S. To Cut ICBM Squadron

    11/22/2013 6:22:04 AM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Data ^ | November 22, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Defense: Breaking yet another promise, this one to Congress, the administration jeopardizes our national security with plans to eliminate an entire squadron of intercontinental ballistic missiles and destroy its silos. Yet another example of what President Obama meant in 2012 when he promised Russian President Dmitry Medvedev at the Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul, South Korea, that after his re-election he would have more "flexibility" on defense issues, comes on the news that an ICBM squadron would be scrapped to comply with the New START Treaty even as both the Russians and Chinese deploy new ballistic missiles. A document...
  • Welcome to the website for the CF-XX Super Arrow Stealth Interceptor concept aircraft.

    11/20/2013 7:24:49 PM PST · by MarkBsnr · 43 replies
    http://www.superarrow.ca/ ^ | Aug 10 2013 | Beaverworks
    This site exists to inspire all Canadians that given how much money we spend on taxes that we should mandate that if we as Canadians are going to spend tens of billions of dollars for new aircraft to patrol the blue sky of Canada, then we should build them here. We have the engineering depth as a nation, we have the skilled professionals that can and should come together to manufacture the new Super Arrow or build the Arrow as submitted by Bourdeau Industries.. With the hundreds of millions we have invested into the development of the F-35 JSF, Canada...
  • Satellite pics from day of Syria strike show advanced Russian arms

    11/14/2013 8:17:26 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 8 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 11/14/2013 | MITCH GINSBURG
    Israel allegedly struck a military base in Syria, reveal the presence of newly upgraded Russian anti-aircraft missiles and indicate that the US defense establishment, which hastily ordered the satellite photos from a civilian contractor, was given advance warning about the air strike. Taken at 10 a.m., roughly nine hours before the strike, the photos show two possible targets: an upgraded and deployed battery of S-125 missiles and six very large trailers that could carry missiles. The photos were first published by intelligence analyst Ronen Solomon along with a co-authored accompanying article in Israel Defense magazine. The S-125 battery, the photos...
  • Pentagon Manual Says White Males Have Unfair Advantage

    11/09/2013 8:55:35 AM PST · by raptor22 · 47 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | Novermber 8, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Political Correctness: A healthy, white, heterosexual, Christian man has unfair advantages in the U.S. military over other soldiers, says a training manual approved by the Pentagon, warning in great detail about a so-called White Male Club. Those who thought the U.S. military was already the ultimate level playing field, a place where skill and fighting ability were what mattered, not gender, race or religious belief, were sadly mistaken, at least according to a 600-plus-page manual used by the military to train its Equal Opportunity officers. According to the manual, put together by the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI), and...
  • Illinois Defend Marriage Lobby Day on Wednesday, October 23rd in Springfield, IL 9AM-3PM.

    10/10/2013 8:53:27 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 7 replies
    Illinois Family Institute ^ | October 10, 2013 | David Smith
    Contact Your State Legislator Today! Written By David E. Smith | 10.10.13 The second Defend Marriage Lobby Day of the year is less than two weeks away on Wednesday, October 23rd in Springfield. Whether youre able to come or not, we need you to contact your state legislator today. If you are able to join us in Springfield, please let your legislators know that youre coming and look forward to speaking with them about protecting marriage in Illinois. If youre unable to come, please send your legislator a message to protect marriage by clicking HERE. Tell them that you wish...
  • Rep. Duncan Hunter on Megyn Kelly Calls for Chuck Hagel to Resign: "He Broke the Sacred Trust"

    10/10/2013 7:34:43 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 26 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | October 10, 2013 | You Tube
    - Rep. Duncan Hunter was on with Megyn Kelly again tonight to discuss the fact that Obama and Harry Reid had a change of heart and tonight Obama signed a bill to ensure military families get the death benefits they so deserve. Megyn Kelly made a great point during this, that if it was really a concern for the DoD that death benefits weren't going to be paid out to military families, that they would have come back to Congress 9 days ago and said fix it. But they never did, according to Hunter, who says that someone made a...
  • Obama Shuts Amber Alert Website And Mt Rushmore, Keeps Andrews AFB Golf Course Open

    10/07/2013 7:11:16 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 25 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 10/07/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    What is this horrid government shutdown I keep reading about? It isnt for Federal employees, since the House passed legislation paying all non-essential Federal employees that were furloughed for their missed time. (If President Obama signs it, that is). Stated differently. Non-essential Federal employees received a taxpayer-funded vacation. The government shutdown is a way for the Administration and Senate to punish Americans for Republicans not rubber-stamping the funding of Obamacare. At least the Administration should exempt everyone or no one. John Nolte has created a list of unnecessary shutdowns. 1. Treatments for Children Suffering From Cancer The GOP have...
  • Swiss war game envisages invasion by bankrupt French

    10/02/2013 4:56:41 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 28 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9-30-13 | Henry Samuel, Paris
    Operation Duplex-Barbara went as far as imagining a three-pronged invasion from points near Neufchtel, Lausanne and Geneva, according to a map published in the Swiss newspaper. Behind the dastardly raid was a paramilitary organisation dubbed BLD, the Dijon Free Brigade bent on grabbing back money that Switzerland had stolen from Sania. For its credibility, the Swiss army must work (to ward against) threats of the 21st century, Antoine Vielliard, Hauate-Savoie councillor, told Matin Dimanche. This is by no means the first imaginary scenario dreamed up by the Swiss army. Last year, it carried out an exercise based on the premise...
  • Pentagon wants more civilian workers exempt from furloughs

    10/01/2013 1:09:56 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 7 replies
    ABC 7 News ^ | October 1, 2013 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press
    <p>SEOUL, South Korea - Pentagon and administration lawyers are looking for ways to expand the number of Defense Department civilians who are exempt from furloughs, amid worries that the government shutdown is damaging U.S. credibility among its international allies, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday.</p>
  • Israel Tightens Border Defense as Syria Erupts

    09/18/2013 9:26:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    NYT ^ | 9/18/13 | Joe Rudoren
    MOUNT HAZEKA, Israel Elite infantry and reconnaissance units have been moved into the long-quiet Golan Heights this spring. Bulldozers are making way for new military shelters. And at an Israeli Army outpost on a strategic hilltop here, a Merkava tank sits pointing toward Syria poised to race up a dirt ramp at a moments notice. The stepped-up military presence across the 43-mile border demonstrates the growing fear and anxiety among Israeli leaders over the Syrian civil war. Already there have been clashes at the border, with errant munitions landing in the Golan some 30 times, at least five...
  • Defense Cuts: Four Navy Programs To Watch Closely

    09/14/2013 9:16:12 AM PDT · by yoe · 22 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 13, 2013 | Loren Thompson,
    Over the next several weeks, there will be a raft of news stories disclosing cuts to Pentagon weapons programs. The stories will begin with briefings by the military services to the defense secretarys management team next week about their planned budget requests for fiscal 2015, and then continue into the fitful beginning of the 2014 fiscal year two weeks later. In both cases, the focus of stories will be on how the Pentagon proposes to cope with deficit-reduction provisions in the Budget Control Act. Those provisions are likely to significantly reduce the military capabilities of the U.S. because they mandate...
  • ARMED RESISTANCE TO CRIME: THE PREVALENCE AND NATURE OF SELF-DEFENSE WITH A GUN

    09/02/2013 4:34:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    SAF ^ | 1995 | Gary Kleck & Marc Gertz
    Crime victims used to be ignored by criminologists. Then, beginning slowly in the 1940s and more rapidly in the 1970s, interest in the victim's role in crime grew. Yet a tendency to treat the victim as either a passive target of another person's wrongdoing or as a virtual accomplice of the criminal limited this interest. The concept of the victim-precipitated homicide [1] highlighted the possibility that victims were not always blameless and passive targets, but that they sometimes initiated or contributed to the escalation of a violent interaction through their own actions, which they often claimed were defensive. Perhaps due...
  • Resident kills man trying to enter home

    08/31/2013 6:14:06 AM PDT · by csvset · 17 replies
    Roanoke Times ^ | August 31, 2013 | Chase Purdy & Tiffany Holland
    Chase Purdy | 981-3334 Tiffany Holland | 981-3264 Saturday, August 31, 2013 A person was found dead in northwest Roanoke late Thursday after an attempted home robbery led to gunfire. Officers were called to the 3000 block of Ferncliff Avenue just before midnight Thursday after reports that multiple shots had been fired in the area. The police roped off the house where the shooting took place as well as a house next to it and a part of the parking lot at a nearby Shell station. A broken window could be seen at the home where the shooting occurred. In...