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  • Senators praise return of soldiers' remains from Korea

    06/19/2018 6:11:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    WNDU-TV ^ | June 19, 2018 | The Associated Press
    Indiana's two senators are praising President Donald Trump efforts to recover the remains of American soldiers killed in the Korean War. Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly and Republican Sen. Todd Young issued a joint letter Tuesday that welcomes the effort. The two note that more than 170 soldiers from Indiana never returned from the war. Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have pledged to work to return remains of as many of the nearly 7,700 U.S. troops that are still unaccounted for following the war, which spanned 1950-53.....
  • Lying, Spying, Propagandizing - OH MY!

    06/19/2018 9:53:47 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/19/18 | Linda Goudsmit
    Smith-Bundt Modernization Act, Obama and Voice of America The Obama administration has been caught lying, spying, and propagandizing. In a cosmically outrageous attempt to defend the indefensible, the radical leftist Obama lemmings have decided that lying, spying, and propagandizing are not only acceptable - they are desirable - for our own good of course. OH MY! In an astonishing display of arrogant disregard for the Constitution and its protections, James Clapper unapologetically announced that he spied on President Trump to protect him - REALLY?? Just how stupid do Obama’s sycophants think we are?
  • Heartbreaking for 1970s Immigrants Saying Goodbye To The America They Once Knew

    06/19/2018 9:51:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/19/18 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Say good-bye to what you grew up with and hello to 2018 America altered not by the normal change that the passage of time creates but a socially-engineered globalist entity spawned by the communist Left over the last five decades The first Americans I’ve met, Pam and her husband James from Chicago worked with my dad at the refinery. He was an engineer from a small family and she followed him to this God-forsaken country where everyone seemed to be a prisoner. They appeared friendly in a plastic way, smiling all the time for no apparent reason, totally unconcerned about...
  • Trump to Kim: All this I will give you

    06/17/2018 1:42:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Press-Herald ^ | June 17, 2018 | Cynthi Dill
    The four-minute movie trailer was created to show Chairman Kim the power and glory that could be his if he lays down his nukes. President Trump pitched paradise to Kim Jong Un in a four-minute movie trailer made especially for the summit in Singapore last week, complete with cautionary tale, dramatic musical score and a lot left for the imagination. It features the two men and images of glory and strength: the perfect tease for the chubby millennial ruling North Korea known for killing off family members and playing video games. Kim is like Trump. They love screens and they...
  • Mapping the Battle of Bunker Hill

    06/18/2018 1:52:33 PM PDT · by Sopater · 25 replies
    Boston 1775 ^ | Sunday, June 17, 2018
    With the sestercentennial of June 1768 passing by, I have few days to devote to the Battle of Bunker Hill. But here’s Charles E. Frye’s map of that battle, completed in 2011 and available through Wikipedia. It’s unusual in positioning American army units on the Charlestown peninsula. Frye is an army-trained cartographer. In this interview, Frye talked about how he came to make that map: My wife suggested I help my oldest son with his 5th grade history project and that we could research to find out where [our ancestor] Isaac [Frye] was on the battlefield. Reading about the battle...
  • Celebs Assail Trump [semi-satire]

    06/18/2018 10:56:52 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 17 June 2018 | John Semmens
    This week actor Robert De Niro wowed the audience at the annual Tony Awards with what many are characterizing as “the most powerful, elegant, and irrefutable argument against the Trump agenda ever uttered by anyone.” De Niro’s brief message consisted of two simple words: “F*ck Trump.” The audience gave him a standing ovation. Tom Perez, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee called De Niro’s statement “simple, but remarkably brilliant. I don’t know why no one else thought of it before now. If we had used this insight back in the 2016 campaign the horrible outcome could’ve been averted. All is...
  • June 18 is the anniversary of the 1815 Battle of Waterloo: history, quotes a Lego re-enactment

    06/18/2018 6:18:39 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 9 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 06/17/2018 | Harpygoddess
    June 18 is the anniversary of the battle of Waterloo in 1815, in which British forces under the Duke of Wellington and the Prussians under Field Marshal Blücher decisively defeated the French under Napoleon to end the "Hundred Days Campaign." After the allies took Paris in March 1814, Napoleon was initially exiled to Elba. A year later, however, he returned to France amid great acclaim, re-entered Paris, declared himself emperor again, and retook command of the French armies to renew the struggle. Four days after the debacle at Waterloo - which Wellington described as "the nearest-run thing you ever saw...
  • Mueller Seeks to Withhold Evidence [semi-satire]

    06/17/2018 10:31:51 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 17 June 2018 | John Semmens
    One of the basic foundations of justice is that the accused has the right to see the evidence against him. One of the subterfuges of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election was his indictment of 13 foreign entities reputed to have used the Internet to inject anti-Clinton memes into the campaign. Lawyers for one of these entities showed up to answer the indictment and demanded to see the evidence against their client. Initially, Mueller pleaded for more time. The presiding judge denied an extension under the grounds that "an indictment surely wouldn't be filed...
  • Second Amendment Fight Protects More than Guns

    06/17/2018 5:09:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    People who talk and write about the Second Amendment focus on firearms. There is nothing wrong with that. Some people go off into the weeds on nuclear weapons, but the cost of obtaining one for non-state actors is prohibitive and covered in minute detail by thousands of pages of regulations. Consider the other end of the spectrum. That end is clearly covered by the Second Amendment. Consider how much protection the Second Amendment gives to items other than firearms. Items which are used and carried every day by tens, perhaps hundreds of millions of Americans. This was driven home...
  • DeepState Campaign Contribution to Keep America Great

    06/17/2018 5:07:40 AM PDT · by RobaWho
    Vanity ^ | 6/17/2018 | Rob C
    Judge Jeanine summarized last week’s #SwampNews with a brilliant, single sentence; “The IG Report was nothing more than than a whitewash of the deep state, by the deep state.’ In my opinion, the unintended consequences of these virulent keystone DC cops attempting to minimize and rationalize their blatant criminality will actually equate to a $100 million or greater, in-kind campaign contribution securing President Trump’s reelection - and of most candidates who proudly and without fear, stand with our President. The rank arrogance and utter contempt of American citizens, as reflected in this IG Report and further amplified by unhinged media...
  • Comey Says IG Report Exonerates Him [semi-satire]

    06/16/2018 10:56:54 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 17 June 2018 | John Semmens
    After a thorough reading of the summary section of the Department of Justice Inspector General’s Report, former FBI Director James Comey announced that “it clears me of all potential charges. I respect the DOJ IG office, which is why I urged them to do this review.” “I think with the passage of time historians and the general public will gain an appreciation for the unprecedented situation the FBI had to face,” Comey added. “On the one hand, we had a presidential candidate who played fast-and-loose with a number of federal rules and regulations presenting us in the FBI with a...
  • Magna Carta was signed on June 15, 1215: quotes, Horrible Histories, Monty Python, Mark Steyn.

    06/15/2018 1:09:31 PM PDT · by harpygoddess · 13 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 06/14/2018 | Harpygoddess
    The Magna Carta (the "Great Charter"), the basis of the thesis that leaders are not above the law, the beginning of the path from absolute monarchy to the rule of law, and an important foundation of our Anglo-Saxon liberties, was signed on June 15, 1215 by England's King John at Runnymede, south of London. John, the youngest son of Henry II, reigned from 1199 to 1216 and aroused fierce opposition in both the nobility and the church for his high-handed authoritarianism. The resulting bloodless rebellion ended when John - under compulsion - signed the Great Charter, drafted in Latin by...
  • Trump says North Korea has already started to return remains of missing US troops from Korean War

    06/15/2018 6:15:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The New Jersey Herald ^ | June 15, 2018 | The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump says North Korea has already started to return remains of missing US troops from Korean War....
  • June 14 in military history

    06/14/2018 9:39:47 AM PDT · by fugazi · 8 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | June 14, 2018 | Chris Carter
    1775: Following the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the Second Continental Congress establishes the Continental Army. Ten rifle companies are formed: six from Pennsylvania, two from Maryland, and two from Virginia. The force is disbanded after the American Revolution, but in 1792, President George Washington forms the Legion of the United States – the nation’s first “professional” fighting force – renamed the United States Army in 1796. 1777: Congress formally declares the “Stars and Stripes” as the official flag of the thirteen United States. The declaration resolves that it consists of “thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union...
  • Flashback: Clinton Administration Suspended Joint Military Training with South Korea

    06/13/2018 12:14:18 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter
    True Pundit ^ | True Pundit Staff
    President Donald Trump isn’t the first president to call off joint military exercises with South Korea in order to appease North Korea. The Clinton administration deferred a U.S.-South Korea military exercise to persuade North Korea to allow inspection of its nuclear facilities in April 1994.
  • June 13 in military history

    06/13/2018 11:46:16 AM PDT · by fugazi · 9 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | June 13, 2018 | Chris Carter
    1777: Marquis de Lafayette lands in South Carolina, having crossed the Atlantic on a ship that the 19-year-old French officer purchased with his own money. He soon makes fast friends with Gen. George Washington and the Continental Congress, and is offered a commission as a major general. 1917: Taking off from bases in Belgium, German Gotha bombers target London for the first time. Hundreds of civilians are killed and the air raids would continue, virtually unopposed, for the next month. 1942: While patrolling a beach on New York's Long Island, Coast Guardsman John C. Cullen catches four German saboteurs posing...
  • Independence, John Locke and Article V

    06/13/2018 1:04:22 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 3 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | June 13th 2018 | Rodney Dodsworth
    When the time arrived to put independence into writing, our Founders embraced the principles of John Locke (1632-1704). Given the simplicity of Locke’s fundamentals and the popularity of his works as 18th century events cascaded into our Revolution, one doesn’t need a PhD in philosophy to grasp the elements of his theory. America would do well to relearn the precepts of the man who so influenced our revolutionary era, for within his framework is the salvation of the American experiment in free government. In his Two Treatises of Government, Locke’s starting point was not seriously questioned in America until recent...
  • June 12: today in military history

    06/12/2018 7:36:36 AM PDT · by fugazi · 4 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | June 12, 2018 | Chris Carter
    1775: British Gen. Thomas Gage declares that the city of Boston is under martial law until the colonists repay for the tea they destroyed during the Boston Tea Party. Gage will pardon all colonists who lay down their arms except Samuel Adams and John Hancock, who are to be hanged. Meanwhile, British ships arrive at Machiasport (present-day Machias, Maine) to commandeer a load of lumber for the construction of barracks during the colonists' Siege of Boston. 31 militia members, led by Jeremiah O'Brien, board the merchant ship Unity and engage the British armed sloop HMS Margaretta. After an hour of...
  • I'm done with Mark Levin

    06/11/2018 4:41:57 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 115 replies
    EEE | 11 JUNE 2018 | EEE
    Mark Levin calling Trump's trade and economic advisers "idiots" in the first hour. Then he drones on and on about how having a trade deficit is supposed to be good for consumers and belittling other conservative talk radio hosts as "It depends" rather than discussing free markets. Does he not know that this is a negotiation tactic of Trump and the goal here is to make trade policies better for everyone involved? Of course he doesn't, because at heart he's a Never Trumper who is secretly hoping Trump fails so that some massive conservative movement will rise up and elect...
  • June 11 in Military History

    06/11/2018 3:55:19 PM PDT · by fugazi · 10 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | June 11, 2018 | Chris Carter
    1871: Rear Adm. John Rodgers’ Asiatic Squadron lands 650 sailors and Marines on the Korean Peninsula. The force storms the Citadel, later known as Fort McKee, and after 15 minutes of fierce close combat, 243 Koreans lay dead and the American flag flies over the fortress. 1903: U.S. Military Academy cadet Douglas MacArthur graduates at the top of his class and receives his commission as a second lieutenant in the Engineer Corps. His father Arthur served as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army and earned the Medal of Honor during the Civil War, and the MacArthurs own the distinction...