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  • Donald Trump promises reform in speech to VFW in Charlotte

    07/26/2016 4:49:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    WTVD-TV ^ | July 26, 2016
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WTVD) -- Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump continued his swing through North Carolina on Tuesday with a speech to the VFW convention in Charlotte. Trump spoke about problems within the Veterans Administration, including the scandal of long waits and poor quality healthcare. "We're going to bring honesty back to government and that starts with the VA," Trump told the crowd....
  • Incirlik Air Base Being Held Hostage

    07/23/2016 8:10:57 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 23 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | Saturday, July 23, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Incirlik Air Base is located in the Ä°ncirlik quarter of the city of Adana, Turkey. The United States Air Force and the Turkish Air Force are the primary users of the base, although it is also used by the Royal Air Force and by the Royal Saudi Air Force. The air base has continued to rely on backup generators since the failed coup plunged the country into crisis. Commercial power was cut to the base in and the airspace above it closed to air traffic within hours of last Friday's attempted military takeover in the NATO country. There is little...
  • Transgenders in Uniform – The US Military’s Latest Lunacy

    07/21/2016 8:55:55 PM PDT · by pboyington · 7 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | July 21, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Welcome to 2016 when male soldiers train in pregnancy simulators, tactical lactation stations dot the battlefield, women are fraudulently passed through Ranger School and US Navy sailors willingly surrender their boats and equipment to Iranian thugs without so much as firing a flare. It’s the era of breast milk in the field and Liberace joins Delta Force… A perfect storm, a Category Five hurricane of doom and destruction is sweeping over the US military with the deadly accuracy of the Angel of Death on Passover. We have a President who is intent on destroying the military through insane social engineering....
  • Patricia Smith Targets Hillary

    07/20/2016 10:00:52 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 20, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Two speeches at the opening night of the GOP Convention stood in stark contrast in both their content and their treatment by the lamestream media. The chattering class on the left focused on Melania Trump’s alleged plagiarism of Michelle Obama’s speech in 2008. They have largely ignored Patricia Smith, mother of Benghazi casualty Sean Smith, and her documentation of Hillary’s lies to the parents of the Benghazi dead in front of their son’s caskets. Melania may have paraphrased too close to the edge, but borrowing clichés about hard work and family does not plagiarism make and, even so, plagiarism is...
  • Questions raised about Pentagon’s new sex change manual. Wait… what?

    07/18/2016 7:23:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 18, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Ah, I remember my own days in the military fondly, but one of the biggest adjustments we had to make was learning that there was a set of instructions for doing everything from operating heavy machinery to washing your socks. Hey… that’s just military life for you. There’s always a manual to be referred to and if you get confused, there’s a manual listing all of the manuals. Take for example the rules about getting a sex change operation. You’ll want to make sure that you’ve checked in with the correct sources and… Wait a minute. What was that again?...
  • Can we?

    07/18/2016 6:27:40 AM PDT · by spacewarp · 25 replies
    Self | 7/18/2016 | Paul Rivers
    In 1987, I had to go through chemotherapy for cancer. It led me to learn a lot about the disease. The cancer spreads. If you let a few cells go, eventually, they will get to a point where they invade the surrounding cells and the cycle goes on and on. What we're seeing in Radical Islamic Terror is that the cells are growing, they're malignant, they're deadly. We recently saw 84 souls stolen due to yet another monster who used a truck through a crowd. A few weeks earlier, 50 killed at a night club. Our feckless leadership over and...
  • Censorship in Columbia SC, Political Pressure Takes Down Gun Billboard

    07/18/2016 6:00:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    FN Manufacturing rented advertising space in the Columbia, SC Airport. The Richland-Lexington Airport District approved the billboard. It didn't see anything inappropriate about the ad. Twenty percent of the travelers through the airport are soldiers. Then the political pressure started.From thestate.com: Columbia Metropolitan Airport has removed a billboard-sized advertisement of a firearms manufacturer from its concourse.The decision comes a day after The State newspaper reported the ad, featuring eight firearms from FN Manufacturing, upset some travelers. It touted, “Yeah, we carry.” “I pulled in the commission, and really, they felt that given the negative feedback that it’d probably be...
  • To seek peace in Syria, US has to deal with Russia

    07/16/2016 7:11:44 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 10 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | Saturday, July 16, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    The Obama administration is getting desperate and is making what might be its final offer to Moscow to end the hostilities in Syria. Obama is calling for enhanced intelligence and military cooperation with Russia against the Islamic State and other extremist groups in the nation. Obama is also calling for President Bashar al-Assad and the Russians to honor a UN brokered ceasefire with U.S.-supported rebel groups which includes Assad’s removal from power. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Russia's top diplomat to discuss Syria's civil war and Assad's future. Apparently desperate for a Nobel Peace Prize, Kerry is trying...
  • The Policeman’s Wife A story seldom told

    07/16/2016 5:40:06 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    City Journal ^ | July 12, 2016 | Jack Dunphy
    The Policeman’s Wife A story seldom told As day turns into night, the young mother’s routine proceeds as usual. Her husband, who works the evening shift as a police officer, left home hours earlier, leaving it to her to prepare dinner and feed the children, then see to it that they are bathed and put to bed. These things are done, and it’s almost nine o’clock. She has a little time to relax and watch some television. Near the television set are family photographs, some featuring her husband in his uniform: this one on his police academy graduation day; another...
  • Why do People Want Guns so Much?

    07/16/2016 5:40:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 84 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Those who demand a disarmed population claim that it is the easy availability of guns that causes people to do bad things with guns. The core assumption is that guns have no useful function.  The people who wish to disarm the population constantly say that guns are only made and used for one thing - to kill people.  It is implied is that no person actually wants to kill people, and they would not, if there were no guns. From that follows the idea that people do not really want guns.  If only some barriers were put in place...
  • War by Candlelight Vigil

    07/15/2016 7:52:08 PM PDT · by pboyington · 45 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | July 15, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    An Islamic murderer runs over French children with a truck in Nice, France, and the soft and sensitive citizens of the West react by holding candlelight vigils, hugging, singing songs of peace and reading poetry. As ISIS leaves a trail of dead infidels on the streets of Nice, soccer moms sip Chai tea and send out tearful hash tags on social media. ISIS knows the leaders of the West are gutless and their citizens aren’t far behind. The West is stocked with pedicured men in capris who are so feminized they couldn’t find their masculinity with the Hubbell Telescope. ISIS...
  • Time to Launch an All-Out War Against ISIS and the Global Jihad

    07/15/2016 5:53:02 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/15/16 | Joseph Klein
    It is time to give ISIS the final “end of days” battle with the infidels it so desperately wants and bring their own days to an end. The latest terrorist attack in France, which has taken at least 84 lives and injured scores of other people, has all the hallmarks of an ISIS operation. The jihadist group’s supporters sadistically celebrated the carnage left by a truck turned into a killing vehicle by its Tunisian-born driver. He barreled down the famous Promenade des Anglais in Nice and deliberately rammed into people whom had just enjoyed a fireworks display celebrating Bastille Day....
  • The Making of a Legend - Larry Vickers

    07/15/2016 10:53:50 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 5 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/15/2016 | Troy Taysom
    Internet videos have launched numerous people into stardom, many for doing silly and stupid tricks while inebriated. When I need a good laugh at someone elseÂ’s expense, I go to the internet and look for the latest rube who has skirted death and videoed it. But the internet has also introduced some interesting people who we would have otherwise never known about. Larry Vickers is one of these people. By now, most people in the shooting world have an idea who he is, or have watched one of his videos. After seeing a few, I decided that there was so...
  • French Terror Suspect Named As Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, A "Well-Known" Tunisian Criminal

    07/15/2016 4:34:43 AM PDT · by blueyon · 59 replies
    UK Telegraph via zerohedge ^ | 7/15/16 | UK Telegraph posted on zerohedge by Tyler Durden
    Now that the initial shock of the Nice Bastille Day terror attack which claimed at least 84 lives has passed, and the investigation into the causes and motives behind the latest tragic mass killing has begun. Earlier this morning it was revealed that the driver of the truck used to attack Bastille Day celebrations in Nice has been named in local reports as 31-year-old delivery driver Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, a Tunisian criminal, who is reported to be a French passport holder, and well-known to the police. According to newspaper Nice-Matin, quoted by the Telegraph, the identity of the driver of...
  • New Evidence of Hezbollah’s Massive Arms Build-up in Lebanese Civilian Areas

    07/14/2016 9:14:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/14/16 | Joseph Klein
    Iran continues to fund global terrorism, with its treasury being replenished thanks to the Obama administration’s largesse Every calendar quarter the United Nations Security Council holds an extensive debate on the Israeli-Palestinian “situation.” The Israeli and Palestinian UN representatives make speeches following the Secretary General’s report on the current status, which are normally predictable restatements of their respective positions. This time, however, Israel’s ambassador Danny Danon, addressing the Security Council at its July 12th meeting, presented new graphic evidence of Hezbollah’s alarming arsenal of rockets and missiles located in civilian areas of southern Lebanon. Ten years ago, when Security Council...
  • Top 10 for tech workers Sierra Vista among the best places in the nation for tech workers

    07/12/2016 7:38:49 AM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Eric Petermann
    SIERRA VISTA — A national survey of 201 cities ranks Sierra Vista as the tenth best place to work for employees in the technology industry in 2016. SmartAsset, an online financial service based in New York City, points to the average salary paid to local tech workers and the lower cost of living as two primary reasons Sierra Vista earned a spot in the top 10 this year. It the first time in the three-year history of the survey that any city in Arizona has earned a spot in the top 10.
  • The US Military is Not an Equal Opportunity Employer

    07/10/2016 7:48:12 PM PDT · by pboyington · 12 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | July 10, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    As I type the headline to this article I can already here the cries of leftist fools everywhere… How dare you try and deny anyone the right to serve in the military! Being mentally or morally or physically unqualified is no bar to enlistment. You dinosaur! It’s 2016 and we have…according to the words of our beloved Commander in Chief yesterday, “the greatest military the world has ever seen.” Really? Pardon me while I bust a gut laughing. Better than the Roman Legions? Better than the German Wehrmacht of Rommel and Guderian? Better than the US military in WWII? Better...
  • CBS: Army recommended disciplinary discharge for Dallas shooter (sexual harassment)

    07/09/2016 7:55:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 9, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    After initial reports of multiple snipers in the Dallas massacre on Thursday night, it became apparent that the mass murderer was one man — a former soldier named Micah Xavier Johnson. How did a decorated Afghanistan combat veteran end up among the worst of police assassins in US history? CBS News dug into Johnson’s background, and found a disturbing decline in his behavior, but nothing that would have warned law enforcement of the imminent threat:(VIDEO-AT-LINK) This video report has less information than the accompanying article. As it turns out, the Army booted him out of Afghanistan for serious misconduct —...
  • The Marines are Looking for a Few Fat Millennials

    07/08/2016 10:07:21 PM PDT · by pboyington · 39 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | July 8, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    You are witnessing history. You are watching the death of one of the greatest fighting forces in the long history of this planet. You are a spectator with a fifty yard line seat as the complete and utter destruction of the United States Marine Corps takes place. It has been seven months since Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, with the blessing of White House social engineers, decided to lift the ban on women serving in the combat arms (infantry, armor, armored cavalry, artillery) and special operations (Marine Recon, Marine Raiders, the Green Berets, the Rangers, Delta Force and the SEALs)....
  • Vanity: Deployed in Afghanistan as a U.S. Army IT Contractor

    07/08/2016 8:29:42 AM PDT · by the_individual2014 · 23 replies
    ME | 7/8/2016 | ME
    To all FReepers, Just letting you know that because of what I do I have deployed to Afghanistan to support the U.S. Army here which is one of the reasons why I have not been on much but since I have been on here for a while I thought I would let you all know, so I will be on when I can and I hope I return safely when my time is up.
  • Twitter posts by BLM declare race war on whites

    07/07/2016 9:32:57 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 86 replies
  • Hillary -- Lies, Benghazi, Murders and Consequences

    07/07/2016 1:57:03 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 5 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | July 7, 2016 | Dan Miller
    Hillary Clinton, who if elected would be President Obama Part Two, is a world-class liar. Whenever She considers truth damaging to Herself -- as it usually is -- She lies. Normally, She gets away with it. She lied about her State Department e-mails: guilty as hell and free as a bird. She lied about the terrorist attack in Benghazi and, thus far, has got away with it. This year, it is up to the American people to do the only thing we can to prevent Her from becoming President Obama Part Two. Our only way to do that will be...
  • Clinton Email Scandal: Has Putin Played All His Cards?

    07/07/2016 11:47:29 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 21 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 07-07-2016 | Will Grigg
    “All animals are equal but some are more equal than others.” This brutal quote from George Orwell’s Animal Farm comes to mind instinctively in light of the latest developments around the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of private email servers during her term in office. A Tuesday statement by FBI’s director James Comey dropped a bombshell: he recommended no charges against Clinton and referred the matter over to the Department of Justice. Many, both critics and supporters of Hillary Clinton, expected this. The anticipation factor, however, does not change the fact that in his statement, Comey...
  • History's Badasses: Jack Churchill

    07/07/2016 6:09:02 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 14 replies
    History Things ^ | June 15, 2016 | Elizabeth Lundin
    “Any officer who goes into action without his sword is improperly dressed.” – Mad Jack ChurchillPHOTO: Wikimedia World War II swept down onto Europe. The nights were filled with bomber fire, the days with the rata-tata of machine guns. The last thing any German soldier would have expected was to hear the call of a bagpipe and see an arrow whistling through the smoke-filled air to cut down one of his buddies. The last thing anyone would expect would be to see a British soldier charging through no-man’s land, slashing left and right through the fray with a sword.The British soldier’s name was...
  • (Vanity)Pic of Lebanese Christian women armed against #ISIS

    07/06/2016 8:48:06 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 24 replies
    Please ID the modded gun with the woman on the left. I want one. Pic of Lebanese women armed against #ISIS#Syria pic.twitter.com/aM473kP36M— Nutsflipped (@Nutsflipped_z_1) June 29, 2016
  • Cowardice and Incompetence in the Persian Gulf – The US Navy has Severe Problems

    07/06/2016 8:14:44 PM PDT · by pboyington · 52 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | July 6, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Last week, the Navy released the results of a lengthy investigation it had completed, concerning the conduct of one officer and nine enlisted sailors after they willingly surrendered their two Riverine Patrol Craft to the Iranians and were subsequently detained for 15 hours in the Persian Gulf last January. The Navy’s findings should have generated a media frenzy, but instead were quickly buried by the 300 foot rogue waves generated by the storm called the Hillary Clinton Email Scandal. Here are some highlights from the investigation as reported by the Stars and Stripes: The findings from the investigation are frightening...
  • #spetsnaz #syria (new pictures)

    07/06/2016 7:44:37 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 29 replies
    #spetsnaz #syria pic.twitter.com/bontiElUA0— Ali (@AbubasselSY) July 5, 2016
  • Attorneys Intend to Ask for 'the Clinton Deal'

    07/06/2016 3:48:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | July 6, 2016 | Steven Nelson
    Will careless security-clearance holders get a pass? Time will tell. Attorneys for people who allegedly mishandled classified information say the outcome of the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton could be good news for their clients. Though many see a double standard in FBI Director James Comey’s decision not to recommend charges against the former secretary of state who used a personal and unsecured email system for official business, others see possibilities. Mark Zaid, a defense attorney for national security whistleblowers and people accused of mishandling secrets, says he plans to ask for “the Clinton deal” in the future. And Zaid...
  • The Lost Pistol of WWII

    07/06/2016 7:10:10 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 39 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/6/2016 | Frank Jardim
    Clandestine weapons like the World War II FP-45 pistol, later dubbed the Liberator by the Office of Strategic Services in 1944, have always intrigued me. It remains the rarest of American martial handguns from the conflict, with original examples usually starting in the $1,500 range for rusty, damaged pieces and the best examples, with their impossibly rare waxed shipping boxes, bringing over $7,000. Myths and misinformation hide the pistol’s real story; they weren’t wildly inaccurate junk guns that exploded after a few shots, and they were never tossed out of airplanes over occupied Europe en masse. THE FP-45 PISTOL was...
  • New stealth bomber's cost is under the radar

    07/05/2016 2:43:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    WISC-TV ^ | July 5, 2016 | Zachary Cohen, CNN
    Secrecy is the linchpin of a stealth aircraft's ability to carry out strikes deep within enemy territory, but when it comes to the tax dollars that are going to be spent on the U.S. Air Force's new B-21 bomber, some members of Congress say it is time pull the curtain back. The Air Force said it has no plans to publicly disclose the cost estimate for the aircraft touted as the "backbone" of the U.S.'s future strike and deterrence capabilities, arguing it would reveal too much information to potential adversaries and compromise a classified program. That's infuriated some lawmakers, including...
  • Millions in Tax Dollars Will Go to Military's 'Gender Transition Operations'

    07/05/2016 12:27:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    MRC TV ^ | July 1, 2016 10:32am ET | Thomas Murray
    Our tax money will soon go to soldiers so they can have “gender transition surgery.” According to a statement released on Thursday from Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, transgender individuals will now be able to enroll openly in the U.S. Armed Forces. Their gender dysphoria will now be treated like every other medical condition. According to the Associated Press, Carter wanted to rescind the ban on transgenders serving in the Armed Forces last July, allegedly calling such a ban “outdated.” He ordered a six-month study—later extended—which would considered medical and scientific research on the subject. The study also hosted discussions...
  • Fresh Niger Delta Attacks Could Send Oil Prices Up

    07/05/2016 10:11:41 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 2 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 05-07-2016 | Niger Deltans
    The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) were a major driver of the rally in oil markets over the past several months, as the outage of roughly 600,000 barrels per day helped push up crude oil prices. In June, a 30-day ceasefire between the NDA and the Nigerian government led to a few weeks of relative calm, and Nigeria’s oil minister said that the country was able to bring back a large chunk of the disrupted supply, bringing output up from 1.4 million barrels per day to 1.9 mb/d at the end of June, but still down from the 2.2 mb/d Nigeria...
  • MO: Mobile Gun Checking on Schedule for 15 July Trial Run in St. Louis

    07/05/2016 6:20:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    An attendee at Busch Stadium in St Louis was shot and mugged in November of 2015.  Justin Hulsey was inspired. He designed a business to make events safer and more convenient for the public. Because the Stadium is a gun free zone, he developed a way to minimize the time that people will be left unarmed. He created a way for them to safely store their self defense tools during the event they are attending. From fox2now.com: Hulsey calls it Mobile Safe Storage. He is outfitting a 22 foot-long step van with armor and security cameras and has hired...
  • The Forgotten Verses of “The Star-Spangled Banner”

    07/04/2016 8:43:34 PM PDT · by granite · 16 replies
    Dictionary.com ^ | July 1, 2016 | Francis Scott Key
    Do you know all the words to “The Star-Spangled Banner”? Many people have difficulty memorizing the lyrics of the first verse of this song, which is commonly performed at sports events and other public gatherings. But did you know that there are three additional verses that we almost never hear? In 1814, the poet and lyricist Francis Scott Key penned the lyrics to “The Star-Spangled Banner,” originally known as “Defense of Fort M’Henry.” During the War of 1812, Key witnessed the attacks on Baltimore and wrote the words based on his experiences this night. These lyrics were printed in local...
  • Why the constant push for gun control?

    07/03/2016 12:14:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Paris Post-Intelligencer ^ | July 1, 2016 | Dr. Larry Moore
    There is a “ho-hum” factor in the continuing pressures to have better gun control. Watch the liberal left and the Democrats in the House of Representatives push, tug and lie about “weapons of war.” These lawmakers want to first restrict AR-15s or similar automatic rifles. If they’re ever successful, then it’s only another step or two to eliminate other rifles, handguns and ammo. Why the constant push to eliminate guns and the Second Amendment? Here are a few more surprising facts about gun control that won’t be announced by liars who think gun control will reduce loss of lives. Everyone...
  • The VA privatization debate is coming to a head

    07/02/2016 8:03:10 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 21 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | Saturday, July 2, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    The week will be make or break time for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as it may be decided whether or not to privatize medical care for veterans. Congress created the Commission on Care to overhaul the VA and it is expected that this panel will release its final recommendations on whether to provide the option for private care for veterans enrolled in the VA’s system of hospitals and clinics. Efforts to privatize health care have caused blowback from national veteran’s groups. Fearful of losing their jobs, unionized VA employees have been staging opposition rallies. corporation. The American Federation...
  • June 30, 1934: the Night of the Long Knives, Hitler's purge of those standing in his way

    07/01/2016 1:27:16 PM PDT · by harpygoddess · 34 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 06/30/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    The Night of the Long Knives (sometimes called Operation Hummingbird or, in Germany, the Röhm-Putsch), was a purge that took place in Nazi Germany from June 30 to July 2, 1934, when the Nazi regime carried out a series of political murders.
  • Syrian Peace Talks Remain on Hiatus

    07/01/2016 8:14:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/01/16 | Joseph Klein
    The UN Security Council is incapable of demanding anything from the parties. Time is running out The war in Syria drags on, taking hundreds of thousands of lives and displacing millions of people. The conflict has created a power vacuum being filled by ISIS and other jihadist groups, while also serving as a proxy for the clashing geo-political strategic interests of Russia, the United States, Iran and other regional players. The United Nations has been helpless in trying to bring any order out of the chaos. Two special envoys for Syria, former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and Lakhdar Brahimi,...
  • John Kerry says ISIS is blowing up airports because they’ve gotten ‘desperate'

    06/30/2016 8:48:36 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 37 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/30/16 | Robert Laurie
    Abandoning reality At one point, you were probably worried about ISIS. It seemed like the horrific terrorist organization was on a real roll as its barbarian forces slaughtered their way across the middle east. They raped, tortured, burned, beheaded, crushed, and acidically-disolved their enemies while our leaders promised that they were being dealt with in the harshest possible way. We’d “contained” them, we’d “diminished” them, and - most importantly - we’d decimated their command and control capabilities. According to President Obama, the J.V. team is on the run.
  • Artificial Intelligence beats human expert in air combat [...]

    06/29/2016 9:30:29 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 14 replies
    Next Big Future ^ | June 27, 2016 | Brian Wang
    Artificial intelligence (AI) developed by a University of Cincinnati doctoral graduate was recently assessed by subject-matter expert and retired United States Air Force Colonel Gene Lee - who holds extensive aerial combat experience as an instructor and Air Battle Manager with considerable fighter aircraft expertise - in a high-fidelity air combat simulator. The artificial intelligence, dubbed ALPHA, was the victor in that simulated scenario, and according to Lee, is "the most aggressive, responsive, dynamic and credible AI I've seen to date." The application is specifically designed for use with Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles (UCAVs) in simulated air-combat missions for research...
  • Hillary: Hey, don’t you think it’s time to move on from Benghazi?

    06/29/2016 11:49:25 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 46 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/29/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Lost sleep over their lives? More like: Lost sleep trying to figure out how to explain away her own culpability without hurting her political fortunes. That's the Hillary we know She’s tired of answering questions, being criticized and having her answers scrutinized. Who do you think she is? The president? The Benghazi Committee let her have it, and rightfully so, for her actions both before and after the attacks of September 11, 2012 - as well as for the many lies she told about what caused the attack and what was done, and could have been done, to protect the...
  • Women and the draft: They’re divided over registration

    06/28/2016 10:34:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Virgin Islands Daily News ^ | June 28, 2016 | Stephanie Akin, CQ-Roll Call
    With Congress lined up for a battle over whether women should be required to register for the draft, there’s one group that is solidly against the idea, a new poll suggests: women themselves. Women are much less likely than men to say women should be required to register for Selective Service when they turn 18, according to a poll conducted June 18-20 by The Economist/YouGov. Thirty-nine percent of women supported registration for women, compared to 61 percent of men. The question is largely theoretical since the United States ended the draft in 1973 as the Vietnam War was winding down....
  • State worried about Marine uniforms during attack (Benghazi)

    06/28/2016 12:46:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 28, 2016 | Rachael Bade
    State Department officials on an emergency conference call during the Benghazi attack brought up concerns about whether Marines that might have been deployed should wear uniforms — something officials previously said could hurt diplomacy in the region, according to House Benghazi investigators. The final GOP-authored House Benghazi report released Tuesday included new details of a two-hour video teleconference call the night of the attack, a session led by White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough. Clinton and top Defense officials were also on the call, which was supposed to center on how to get Americans out of harm's way. But...
  • Six Unbelievable War Facts

    06/27/2016 3:30:54 PM PDT · by cvolkay · 51 replies
    andmagazine.com ^ | Chris Volkay
    1. In WWII a number of soldiers died of well, farts. When ascending in an unpressurized plane to 20,000 feet, it causes intestinal gas to expand 300%. I guess some guys couldn't fart quickly enough. They should have brought pigs along with them. Then when Porkie was ready to blow, fly over the enemy's plane and drop him. When Porkie goes Blammo you blow the enemy to hell!! Even if you miss, it's okay. The explosion and fire fries up Porko Boy nice and crispy and countryside below rains down bacon, so the starving countryside gets fed. Yay! 2. Speaking...
  • NH: Veteran Car Dealer Cashes in On Popularity of AR15 rifles

    06/27/2016 3:01:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A New Hampshire business is cashing in on the high popularity of the AR15 style rifles. Owner Mike Hagan is a combat vet of Afghanistan.  His company offers a veterans' discount as well.  He isn't intimidated by political correctness. From nh1.com: Owner Mike Hagan, of Hagan's Motor Pool Auto Repair and Sales, told Fox25 that several people have taken him up on the deal so far. “I have given away four AR-15s and one 9mm handgun, which is the other option if you don't want the AR-15,” he said. Hagan has partnered with a nearby gun store for the...
  • Brexiting Obama

    06/26/2016 8:18:58 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/26/16 | Judi McLeod
    Obama, who hates America even more than ISIS does It was too late by only one month for Independence Day, 2015 but just in time for this one: a rousing military medley that tells the story of America today. How many have long thought that the perfect prison for President Barack Obama would include 24-7 patriotic military music piped in, a fitting reminder for someone who hates America even more than ISIS does?
  • The US Military is Coming Apart at the Seams

    06/25/2016 7:31:19 PM PDT · by pboyington · 36 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | June 25, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    It was another stellar week at the Pentagon. I knew the Pentagon was up to no good. They had been virtually in monastic silence as Barry Soetero tap danced his way through a chorus line number of cowardice and denial in response to the Orlando shooting. Speaking of chorus lines… Ash Carter came out of hiding yesterday and pounded a couple more nails into the US military’s coffin. The Pentagon is “likely” to repeal its ban on transgender service members next month, defense officials told Fox News Friday, even as one report claimed an announcement could happen as soon as...
  • ORLANDO AND THE VEGAS DONALD TRUMP ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT CONNECTION

    06/25/2016 5:39:04 PM PDT · by pboyington · 16 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | June 25, 2016 | Jerome Almon
    The truth hurts, however it is the truth. America has recently witnessed a devastating tragedy with the terrorist shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, and a near tragedy with the attempted assassination of GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump in Las Vegas. The fact is the two events are connected, connected by no chance, but by America being far behind the eight ball on security. There are very specific reasons as to why America is behind the eight ball, they are not palatable, but they are factual. First, the Pulse nightclub shooting. Americans have now learned that the shooter, Omar...
  • Freedom of Speech is not Free; it is Beyond Price

    06/25/2016 2:32:06 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 1 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | July 25, 2016 | Dan Miller
    Accurate speech, considered "Islamophobic" or otherwise offensive to some, is now deemed "hateful" and punishable under distorted visions of law or university rules. So, apparently is the mention of God. Sometimes, those who dare to speak are silenced before they even begin.The First Amendment provides, Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. Congress is not permitted to ignore the First Amendment, but the...
  • A Doolittle Raider Passes Away; Now There is only One

    06/25/2016 8:49:57 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 17 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | Saturday, June 25, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    This week America lost another hero. Retired Staff Sgt. David Jonathan Thatcher passed Wednesday in the Missoula hospital in Montana as a result of a Stroke. He was 94. After finishing High School, Thatcher joined the Army Air Corps in 1940. He was assigned to the Air Corps’ 17th Bomb Group as a B-25 Gunner. After the attack on Pearl Harbor that forced the United States into WWII, he volunteered for a top-secret mission. SSGT Thatcher was assigned and trained with 1st Lt Ted W. Lawson. Their B-25 was known as “The Ruptured Duck" and was made famous in Lawson’s...