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  • Femme Fatale: Feminism’s Destructive Path

    01/22/2017 9:18:27 AM PST · by DJ Taylor · 14 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | Joe Ragonese
    Men and women are different. It seems obvious to most of us, but Millennials have a hard time understanding that concept because they have been taught that men and women are the same, with different parts. They believe that Bruce Jenner is really a woman now that he has had his parts clipped off and some added. The truth is that he is biologically a man and will always be one. But his gender isn’t as important as how we got to the point that a large number of people, throughout the world, don’t know the difference between men and...
  • Obama Was First President to Spend More on Welfare Than Defense

    01/21/2017 9:12:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 20, 2017 | 2:52 PM EST | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Barack Obama was the first president of the United States to spend more on “means-tested entitlements”—AKA welfare—than on national defense, according to data published by his own Office of Management and Budget. Historical tables that the OMB posted on the Obama White House website, include annual totals for both “national defense” spending and “means-tested entitlement” spending going back to fiscal 1962—which is three years before President Lyndon Johnson signed legislation creating the Medicaid program, a means-tested entitlement that together with the Children’s Health Insurance Program enrolled 74,407,191 beneficiaries as of November 2016. In every year from fiscal 1962 through fiscal...
  • Army: Your new handgun will be a Sig Sauer

    01/20/2017 7:09:32 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 52 replies
    Army Times ^ | 1-19-17 | Meghann Myers
    SIG SAUER, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Army has selected the SIG SAUER Model P320 to replace the M9 service pistol currently in use since the mid-1980’s. Released in 2014, the P320 is a polymer striker-fired pistol that has proven itself in both the United States and worldwide markets. The P320 is the first modular pistol with interchangeable grip modules that can also be adjusted in frame size and caliber by the operator. All pistols will be produced at the SIG SAUER facilities in New Hampshire. The MHS Program provides for the delivery of both full size and compact...
  • Apache night fire action.

    01/18/2017 8:37:27 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 7 replies
    Liveleak ^ | 1/18/17 | Liveleak
    Best night vision video of mini guns and rockets I've seen. Location listed as Iraq.
  • Scottish World War Two Veterans Awarded France's Highest Honour

    01/18/2017 3:13:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Daily Record ^ | 18 JAN 2017
    A ceremony was held at Edinburgh Castle to reward the men for their incredible acts of bravery.SCOTTISH veterans of the Second World War have been awarded France's highest honour for their role in liberating the country from German occupation. The National Order of the Legion Honour (the Legion d'honneur) was bestowed on nine men who took part in the D-Day landings in 1944 at Normandy in northern France. A ceremony was held at Edinburgh Castle on Monday with Emmanuel Cocher, the French consul general in Scotland, presenting the awards to the nine men. Among the recipients was 99-year-old John McMillan...
  • Any fans here of the Red Gambit novel series?(Vanity)

    01/18/2017 2:19:58 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 18 replies
    Jan 18, 2017 | Jacob Kell
    I was wondering if there were any freepers here who are fans of the Red Gambit novel series, by Colin Gee. It's a series dealing with World War III, but set shortly after the end of World War II. In it, Stalin basically decides to stab the Western Allies in the back and restart the war with a eye to taking over all of Germany, and perhaps Western Europe as well.To stop this new enemy, the Allies must seek the help of their former German adversaries.
  • SIX: The Seal Team Six Family | New Series Premieres Jan 18 10/9c | History

    01/18/2017 8:09:20 AM PST · by PeteePie · 14 replies
    History Channel ^ | 1/18/2017 | PeteePie
    From the YT page: One of their own has been captured. They need to get in, get out and ask for forgiveness later. Watch new drama series 'SIX', inspired by Seal Team Six missions, premieres Wednesday January 18 10/9c on HISTORY. #SIX
  • Russia's Lethal Su-35 Was Just Spotted Armed with a New Missile NATO Should Fear

    01/18/2017 6:38:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    National Interest ^ | January 17, 2017 | Dave Majumdar
    Video footage shot by a U.S. Navy F/A-18C Hornet squadron over Syria shows a pair of Russian Sukhoi Su-35S Flanker-E fighters armed with a pair of older R-27 air-to-air missiles but what appears to be a single R-77-1 RVV-SD active radar-guided missile.
  • US plane is spotted in a mock dogfight with a Russian jet above the top secret Area 51 base

    01/17/2017 1:56:41 PM PST · by PIF · 69 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 07:39 EST, 17 January 2017 | Updated: 10:25 EST, 17 January 2017 | Darren Boyle
    These are the amazing scenes which show a Russian-built fighter jet taking on a US Air Force F-16 in a mock dogfight - in what could be a sign that America is preparing for the possibility of war with Moscow. The images were captured by air traffic controller Phil Drake in the skies above Area 51 in Nevada, one of the world's most secret military bases, on the day Donald Trump was elected President. According to Drake, the aircraft in the photographs are a single seater Sukhoi Su-27P and America's veteran F-16. He was visiting the desert surrounding Area 51...
  • Wounded Warriors Take Aim at Feral Hogs

    01/15/2017 1:24:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Jan 14, 2017
    Feral hogs can be a big problem for property owners in north Texas. On Saturday, a unique group of hunters helped keep the wild pig population at bay. Texas Game Wardens organized a feral hog hunt for eight wounded warriors, including Air Force Veteran Chris Walff. The hunt is adventure Walff said he never imagined he would be on. "Exhilarating, that's the one word I’m going to go with. It’s exhilarating to be out," Walff said. Walff is in a wheelchair, paralyzed for medical reasons after returning home from Afghanistan. "So for 2.5 years, I laid in a hospital bed...
  • Replacing Kalashnikov Rifles Hits a Snag in Ukraine

    01/15/2017 7:04:00 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 24 replies
    Newsweak ^ | January 15, 2017 | Nolan Peterson
    Kalashnikov assault rifles are among the most iconic symbols of the Soviet military. Weapons such as the AK-47, the AKM, the AK-74 and the AK-103 are ubiquitous reminders of the Red Army’s legacy among the modern militaries of former Warsaw Pact countries and Soviet client states.Also, the contemporary use of Kalashnikovs by worldwide terrorists and insurgent groups offers grim evidence of the widespread proliferation of Soviet weapons during and after the Cold War. On January 3, as part of a long-term plan to adopt NATO military standards, Ukraine took a step toward ditching this Soviet military carryover.
  • Wartime singer Dame Vera Lynn: Reaching 100th birthday incredible adventure

    01/14/2017 9:11:32 PM PST · by gasport · 41 replies
    Express & Star ^ | January 13, 2017
    Renowned wartime singer Dame Vera Lynn has described reaching her 100th birthday as "an incredible adventure of song, dance and friendship".
  • Proud Papa Alert, Part Deux (Vanity)

    01/14/2017 4:16:05 PM PST · by lafroste · 53 replies
    me ^ | 1/14/2017 | lafroste
    Last summer (July, I think), I post "Proud Papa Alert" to tell people that my son had decided to enlist in the US Marines. Several current and former military personnel chastised me, saying he was not really a US Marine until he got through basic training. Well, he did. He graduated yesterday, Friday January 13, 2017 under both a full moon and a beautiful sunny sky at Parris Island, USMCRD. This his platoon out on the parade field during graduation. His was one of 8 graduating platoons, comprising some 700 brand new US Marines. Here he is with his little...
  • Tear Down This Insanity!

    01/14/2017 1:24:15 PM PST · by Radtechtravel · 4 replies
    Vanity | 1/14/2017 | Radtechtravel
    Dear President Elect Donald Trump: Since 9/11, USA intelligence employs 200K Americans in 16 different agencies (that we know of), plus 30K private contractors in 170 countries at a cost of $75 billion per year. And rising yearly. With due respect, President Elect Trump, do you agree with me and scores of millions of other Americans that 1. our nation is more vulnerable to terrorism than ever, that 2. our classified info leaks to the whole world like a sieve and that 3. the so-called "Patriot Act" has morphed some, if not all of these agencies, into ugliness strangely reminiscent...
  • Vietnam Veterans Against McCain

    01/12/2017 2:45:54 PM PST · by jonno · 21 replies
    The group Vietnam Veterans Against McCain attacks Senator John McCain's heroism as a POW in the Vietnam conflict; this is making some waves in the news due to McCain's presidential candidacy. The documentary "Missing, Presumed Dead the Search for America's POWs" however focuses more on Senator John McCain successfully blocking the release of classified POW/MIA documents.
  • An Austrian Assault Weapon Positioned as a Possible Successor of the German G36 Rifle

    01/12/2017 12:09:05 PM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Defense Update ^ | January 12, 2017 | Tamir Eshel
    The German defense company Rheinmetall has teamed with Austrian arms manufacturer Steyr Mannlicher to manufacture and market the RS556 – a German version of the 5.56mm x 45 cal. modular assault rifle system based on Steyr’s STM556. The Austrian weapon was first unveiled in 2012. Eying the German market, Rheinmetall positions the new weapon as a candidate for the German “System Sturmgewehr Bundeswehr” – the planned replacement of the G36 – the standard German military assault rifle made by Heckler & Koch. This project is set to begin in 2019. Rheinmetall will offer the new assault rifle as a joint...
  • Battle of Cowpens: January 17, 1781

    01/10/2017 3:37:44 PM PST · by imardmd1 · 30 replies
    fold3|||HQ bkig ^ | January 1, 2017 | Trevor
    THE BATTLE OF COWPENS In the early morning of January 17, 1781, in South Carolina, American troops under Brigadier General Daniel Morgan defeated a force under British Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton in one of the more decisive victories for the Americans in the south during the Revolutionary War (snip) The British infantry had been stunned by the fire from the American’s first two lines and now faced the third line, predominately composed of experienced Continental troops overseen by Lieutenant Colonel John Howard. Meanwhile, Tarleton sent his reserve infantry and additional dragoons to try to outflank their opponents on the Americans’...
  • Chilean Navy Says it ‘Can’t Explain’ UFO Captured on Film by Helicopter Pilot

    01/09/2017 7:51:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    Metro (U.K) ^ | 1/9 | Rob Waugh
    The Chilean Navy has admitted that it ‘can’t explain’ a strange craft captured on film by a a Navy helicopter in 2014. After two years of analysis of the nine-minute video, the CEFAA, the Chilean government agency which analyses UFOS, says it has no explanation for the craft. It was captured by two experienced Navy officers on board an Airbus Cougar AS-532 on a routine patrol west of Santiago in November 2014.. General Ricardo Bermúdez, Director of CEFAA said, ‘We do not know what it was, but we do know what it was not. Read more: Nigel Watson, author...
  • Arguing about whether the F-35 can dogfight misses a really big point

    01/08/2017 3:25:48 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 97 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 8, 2017 | Amanda Macias
    WASHINGTON — According to some reports, America's fifth-generation stealth aircraft doesn't excel at dogfighting. But fortunately, the F-35 Lightning II is not built for dogfighting. While some analysts have argued that the air-to-air-combat capabilities of the F-35A won't match some of its peer aircraft, pilots who spoke to Business Insider pointed out that the US's fifth-generation fighter is designed in such a way that dogfighting may be an afterthought. "If you were to engage an F-35 in say, a visual dogfight capability," US Air Force Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus began, "the capabilities of the F-35 are absolutely eye-watering compared to...
  • Description and Primary Mission of The USS Obama

    01/08/2017 11:45:46 AM PST · by Windflier · 76 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 8 January 2017 | Windy
    Describe the USS Obama. Describe its primary mission.
  • The Green Fields of France-Willie McBride This song really hit home tonight... I'm tired of our best men and women (warriors) fighting and dying because of our worst men and women (politicians) starting corporate dust ups....... From Korea...over 100,000 of our brothers have died...bravely they picked up arms...then THEY paid the ultimate sacrifice.... and I ask humbly tonight...for what? Where is the 'glory'....what have we won? What the hell did ANY American die for from Korea on...that has had..or has made ANY difference in our world? I know I am painting with a broad brush...but not THAT broad... When will the sane stand up and...
  • USS Forrestal July 29, 1967

    01/07/2017 2:57:39 PM PST · by Revski · 68 replies
    Revski's Youtube Ministry ^ | 1/7/2017 | Revski
    This memorial of the USS Forrestal,CVA 59; it will be 50 years ago this July 29-Th; has actual pictures and the voice of Captain John K. Beling at the time of the fires. The Hymn played is, Pass Me Not Oh Gentle Savior, with mandolin and verse sung was covered by me, o7jimmy – (Revski).
  • 65 Years After Death, Body of Korean War Veteran Returns Home to San Diego

    01/07/2017 1:18:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 1/7 | Steven Luke
    The long overdue homecoming on Jan. 8 of the body of U.S. Army Major Jack Griffith – who died 65 years ago -- brought the tarmac at the San Diego International Airport to a brief standstill while people paid their respectsMore than six decades after his death, a U.S. military veteran who served in the Korean War finally made his way home to San Diego. On Saturday, the body of U.S. Army Major Jack Griffith arrived at Lindbergh Field in a coffin draped with the American Flag. A military funeral honors team helped move the coffin from the plane. The...
  • Report slams CIA for Iraq intelligence failures (2004)

    01/06/2017 3:09:36 PM PST · by RC one · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | Friday, July 9, 2004
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- In a highly critical report issued Friday, the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee found that the CIA's prewar estimates of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction were overstated and unsupported by intelligence. Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, told reporters that intelligence used to support the invasion of Iraq was based on assessments that were "unreasonable and largely unsupported by the available intelligence." The committee's conclusions are contained in a 511-page report released Friday."Before the war, the U.S. intelligence community told the president as well as the Congress and the public that Saddam Hussein had stockpiles of chemical and biological...
  • The Wehrmacht Considered the Waffen S.S. to Be Poor Soldiers

    01/06/2017 11:39:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 60 replies
    War is Boring ^ | January 6, 2016 | Robert Beckhusen
    Spend enough time on military history forums or keep up with battlefield reenactors, and you will surely notice a lingering fascination with the Waffen S.S. This, suffice to say, is a controversial issue in these communities. There’s a reoccurring complaint — history buffs want to get involved in World War II reenactments, but can’t find a group interested in roleplaying anything other than the Waffen S.S.
  • Vanity - anybody got any contacts in Greece?

    01/06/2017 7:41:11 AM PST · by jagusafr · 12 replies
    vanity | today | jagusafr
    Weird question, I know, but Freepers seem to have more contacts than anybody else. My Greek and Egyptian assets are pretty thin and I need info. jagusafr
  • Nazi Germany Had Plans to Build a Massive Super Battleship Fleet

    01/06/2017 6:50:53 AM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    War is Boring ^ | January 6, 2017 | Robert Farley
    In the mid-1930s, the Nazi government began to plan in detail for the reconstruction of German naval power. The destruction of the German High Seas Fleet at Scapa Flow remained central to the mythology of German betrayal and defeat in World War I. Rebuilding the fleet would be a grand achievement worthy of the Nazis, but also in accord with long-term German foreign policy goals.
  • 3 women become 1st female US Marines in ground infantry unit

    01/05/2017 6:21:38 PM PST · by Chode · 80 replies
    CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — For the first time, the Marine Corps has put three enlisted female Marines in a ground combat unit once open only to men, officials said Thursday. They will serve as a rifleman, machine gunner and mortar Marine, said 1st Lt. John McCombs, spokesman for the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejuene. They report Thursday to the 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, which has had three female officers in its ranks for several months to help integrate the enlisted females into the unit, McCombs said. The women's names and ranks were not released. "This process...
  • The Royal Navy at Sea: A sailor's view (WW2 documentary series)

    01/05/2017 6:08:00 PM PST · by Fai Mao · 5 replies
    You Tube ^ | unknown | George Blundell
    The Royal Navy at Sea
  • New job with a Trump hater - on Base

    01/05/2017 3:56:45 PM PST · by ezoeni · 61 replies
    in person | 1/5/17 | Me
    So I'm sitting at a new position on one of the largest military bases in the USA and I have a nice cushy office, good pay and great benefits and it turns out on the second day. I find out I'm working with a hard core (probably a card carrying communist) punk 30 year old that does nothing but sits at his computer, does no work and spouts off about Mr. Trump non stop, quotes CNN/MSNBC news like its Gospel and slams vets. Any comments on what I might say come Monday morning to stop this? Don't hold back :o)...
  • GoFundMe page: Soldier's vehicle vandalized, racial slur spray-painted

    01/05/2017 1:45:33 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 25 replies
    Killeen Daily Herald ^ | 01/04/2017 | David A. Bryant |
    FORT HOOD — A GoFundMe page is making its way through social media about a soldier whose vehicle was vandalized just days before Christmas. According to the page, the vehicle was spray-painted Dec. 23 with a racial epithet against African-Americans, telling him to “die.” All four of the soldier’s tires were slashed, and the vehicle was broken into; gasoline was poured over the interior. The event happened on Fort Hood at the 3rd Cavalry Regiment’s headquarters parking lot, said Staff Sgt. Jonathan Charlot, the soldier who owns the vehicle, a 2009 Nissan Sentra. “It’s disheartening, if you will,” Charlot said...
  • The Lost D-Day Documentary

    01/04/2017 2:10:07 PM PST · by Robert DeLong · 43 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 14, 2016 | YouTube SlidePast
    Four reels, discovered by researchers at the Eisenhower Library in 2014, were found to contain the first ever documentary of the D-Day landings. Intended as an initial report and produced in only days, the film was screened for military leadership and is mentioned in OSS reports as having been viewed by Winston Churchill, with copies 'flown to President Roosevelt and Mr. Stalin.' Apparently forgotten in the climactic weeks and months that followed, the film was cataloged as separate, non-sequential reels rather than a single production. The film, lost and forgotten for decades, was digitized by the US National Archives and...
  • American Troops Have Operated Inside of Mosul, Coalition Confirms

    01/04/2017 11:47:53 AM PST · by C19fan · 4 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 4, 2016 | Courtney Kube
    American troops have been operating alongside Iraqi forces inside of ISIS-held Mosul, a coalition spokesperson acknowledged for the first time Wednesday. "They have been in the city at different times," Col. John Dorrian said during a teleconference briefing Wednesday morning.
  • Finally, Russia’s Formidable New MiG Is Almost Ready: But the MiG-35 hasn’t found many buyers

    01/04/2017 7:35:28 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    War is Boring ^ | January 4, 2017 | Robert Beckhusen
    A decade after the MiG-35’s first flight, the Kremlin’s new warplane will finally begin testing with the Russian air force in January 2017, according to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin. The fighter should be fully operational in 2020.
  • Russia’s ‘Live-Fire Training’ in Syria Is Nothing New

    01/04/2017 6:20:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    War is Boring ^ | January 4, 2016 | Paul Iddon
    t. Gen. Ben Hodges, the U.S. Army’s top commander in Europe, recently slammed the Russian military campaign in Syria, branding it a “live-fire training opportunity” for Moscow that shows clear “disregard for civilian casualties.” Hodges statement coincided with the Russia’s confirmation that its troops had indeed fired more than 150 weapons from its arsenal in combat.
  • Army Builds New Lightweight .50-Cal Machine Gun

    01/03/2017 11:12:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 87 replies ^ | January 2, 2016 | Kris Osborne
    The Army is creating a new, lightweight version of its iconic .50-cal machine gun designed to better enable Soldiers to destroy enemies, protect convoys, mount weapons on vehicles, attack targets on the move and transport between missions. The new weapon, engineered to be 20-to-30 percent lighter than the existing M2, will be made of durable, but lighter weight titanium, Army officials said.
  • In 2015, a 30 Year Old French Nuclear Submarine 'Sank' a U.S. Aircraft Carrier

    01/01/2017 6:12:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 69 replies
    National Interest ^ | December 31, 2016 | Kyle Mizokami
    In March 2015, one of the largest nuclear-powered warships in the world was “sunk” by one of the smallest. The Saphir, a French nuclear attack submarine, reportedly penetrated the defenses of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt and scored simulated torpedo hits on her. The incident, originally reported by the French Navy, was later suppressed.
  • Harry Edwards Q&A: Kaepernick belongs in Smithsonian

    01/01/2017 5:20:35 AM PST · by kevcol · 31 replies
    The Mecury News ^ | December 31, 2016 | Elliott Almond
    This news organization spent an hour talking to Edwards, 74, about what Kaepernick has done and where the movement needs to go. Here is an edited version of the conversation with the UC Berkeley professor emeritus who lives in Fremont: . . . "When I contacted the Smithsonian (new National Museum of African American History and Culture), I told them they shouldn’t wait another five or six years to get Kap’s shoes, jersey and photo of the Time magazine cover and a photo of him kneeling. They need to do that now. They absolutely agreed."
  • The Legendary Rifle That Fought World War II

    12/31/2016 9:29:45 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 100 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | 30 Dec, 2016 | Matthew Moss
    In January 1945, just months before Germany's unconditional surrender in World War Two, George S. Patton famously declared the M1 Garand as "the greatest battle implement ever devised." The accolade is well-deserved. This semi-automatic rifle served American troops in the fields of Northern France, the coasts of Okinawa, the dry heat of Africa, and the oppressive humidity of the Philippines. And in more ways than one, the M1 Garand helped win the bloodiest war in human history. THE BEGINNING OF A WORLD WAR WEAPON Fittingly, the gun that would help to liberate France was created by a French-Canadian—John Cantius Garand....
  • Colin Kaepernick wins 49ers' award for 'inspirational, courageous play'

    12/30/2016 5:11:06 PM PST · by kevcol · 65 replies
    ESPN ^ | December 30, 2016 | Nick Wagoner
    When the 49ers announced their team awards Friday afternoon, Kaepernick was the recipient of the Len Eshmont Award, given to the 49er who "best exemplifies the inspirational and courageous play of Len Eshmont, an original member of the 1946 49ers team." The award, which was established after Eshmont died in 1957, is considered the most prestigious honor the players vote on.
  • The First Test Of WW1 Mark VIII Tank (1918) HD

    12/28/2016 1:53:09 PM PST · by BBell · 30 replies
    Here we see video of the first time the Mark VIII tank from World War 1 is being tested and rolled out for the military to consider whether or not to fund its mass production. More information is in the video text slides.

    12/28/2016 9:27:23 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 160 replies ^ | 12/28/2016
    Secretary of State John Kerry delcared Wednesday that Israel "can either be Jewish or democratic" but "it cannot be both." Here's a transcript: "The truth is that trends on the ground, violence, terrorism, settlement expansion and the seemingly endless occupation, they are combining to destroy hopes for peace on both sides and increasingly cementing any reversible -- an irreversible one state reality that most people do not actually want. Today, there are a similar number of Jews and Palestinians living between the Jordan river and the Mediterranean Sea. They have a choice. They can choose to live together in one...
  • Eyeing Exports, China Shows Off New Fighter Variant [Stealth]

    12/28/2016 11:58:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Defense Tech ^ | December 28, 2016 | Oriana Pawlyk
    China aims to capture the attention of the global export market with its new stealth fighter variant. The latest FC-31 Gyrfalcon, upgraded from its original J-31 version, flew publicly for the first time over the northeastern city of Shenyang on Friday, state-run media China Daily first reported. The J-31 airframe was first openly unveiled in 2014 at the Zhuhai Airshow. The radar-evading aircraft, which bears similar resemblance to U.S. F-35 and F-22 fighters, is smaller than China’s Chengdu J-20.
  • Silent Night Happy New Year 2017

    12/28/2016 5:26:46 AM PST · by Revski · 2 replies
    Revski's Youtube Ministry ^ | 12/28/2016 | Revski
    This video instrumental, Christmas at 2016, has a 2017 New Year greeting at end. The mandolin instrumental is covered by, Revski - o7jimmy.
  • The Gabby: Navy to Commission USS Gabrielle Giffords

    12/27/2016 11:19:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 84 replies
    AP ^ | December 27, 2016 | Staff
    A naval program that has become a target for critics is preparing to commission a new vessel named after a well-known shooting survivor. Constructed by Austal USA in Mobile, Alabama, the USS Gabrielle Giffords has completed testing in the Gulf of Mexico and is scheduled to be commissioned in mid-2017. The company handed over the $475 million ship to the Navy on Friday.
  • Taylor Swift Surprises 96-Year-Old Veteran With Home Visit and Performance

    12/27/2016 9:40:22 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 50 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 26, 2016 | People
    Taylor Swift is known for surprising fans with one-of-a-kind experiences — showing up at weddings, bridal showers, and even inviting them over for dance parties at her house. And on Monday, she continued the tradition — surprising a 96-year-old World War II veteran with a visit to his Missouri home. Cyrus Porter had made headlines for being the oldest “Swifty” — telling Ozarks First that he’s been to multiple Swift concerts, using his love for the 27-year-old singer to bring him closer to 20+ grandchildren.
  • Turkish Soldiers Are Dying in Operation Euphrates Shield: Offensive stalls at the edge of [tr]

    12/26/2016 6:06:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    War is Boring ^ | December 26, 2016 | Paul Iddon
    Dec. 21 was the costliest single day for the Turkish army’s Euphrates Shield incursion into Syria. At least 16 Turkish soldiers, supporting an assault force of 1,500–3,000 Free Syrian Army militia fighters, died in clashes with the Islamic State in its stronghold of Al-Bab.
  • While Blaming Trump For "Arms Race", Obama Signs Momentous "Star Wars II" Defense Bill

    12/25/2016 3:00:46 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 16 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 12/24/2016 | Tyler Durden
    As politicians and mainstream media blast Trump's apparently incendiary tweet regarding nuclear arms, none other than President Obama just signed legislation that, by striking a single word from longstanding US nuclear defence policy, could heighten tensions with Russia and China and launch the country on an expensive effort to build space-based defense systems. Oh the irony... Following Trump's tweet... The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 22, 2016 The mainstream media has lambasted the president-elect for "endangering the...
  • [T]he ethereal carol service at King’s College. Few know it was inspired by the horror [tr] [ed]

    12/25/2016 7:34:20 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 23, 2016 | Alexandra Coughlan
    As the clock strikes three, the low notes of the organ rumble softly round the chapel. The last of the winter sunshine catches the greens, golds and deep reds of the stained glass windows, while the half-light of 1,000 candles illuminates the glorious fan-vaulted ceiling. The building is packed, as it is every Christmas Eve — and yet an expectant hush has descended. Only the microphones hanging low above the pews bear witness to the millions across the world who also listen and wait.
  • My Savior Silent Night

    12/24/2016 7:15:23 AM PST · by Revski · 2 replies
    Revski's Youtube Ministry ^ | 12/24/2016 | Revski
    A instrumental video of Christmas, the real reason for the season, is Jesus Christ who died for our sins and rose from the dead on the third day and the all mighty, the Father of creation gave all power to His son Jesus, our Lord and Savior. The mandolin is played be me, o7jimmy.