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  • 'I would like to see them try to kick me out of my military': Transgender service members remain...

    07/26/2017 11:38:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 41 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | July 27, 2017 | Reporter And Associated Press
    FULL TITLE: 'I would like to see them try to kick me out of my military': Transgender service members remain defiant in the face of Trump's ban Dozens of Transgender members of the US military have spoken out after President Donald Trump said they would be barred from serving 'in any capacity' on Wednesday. 'I would like to see them try to kick me out of my military,' US Air Force Staff Sgt. Logan Ireland told the Air Force Times. A Marine military police officer who asked not to be named also told the Times: 'I have never described myself...
  • President Trump Bans Transgenders Out Of The Military! Says It’s To Distracting

    07/26/2017 7:55:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Thetruthdamit (The Doctor of Common Sense) ^ | July 26, 2017 | E. T. Williams
    President Trump Bans Transgenders Out Of The Military! Says It’s To Distracting
  • Thank Donald Trump for banning transgenders from military service

    07/26/2017 7:29:23 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies ^ | July 26, 2017 |
    NOTE: After signing the petition, you will have the chance to send a personalized postcard to the White House, thanking President Trump for this pro-family and pro-America decision. You pay the postage, we'll print and mail your card. President Trump announced on July 26, 2017 that he was banning transgendered individuals from serving in the U.S. military 'in any capacity.' This is an incredible decision from President Trump that will save the United States government from paying for very expensive 'sex change' surgeries. This decision will also protect female soldiers from having to share showers, bathrooms, and barracks with men...
  • Trump exposes cultural divide with sudden ban on transgender troops

    07/26/2017 7:22:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 26, 2017 | S.A. Miller & Sally Persons
    President Trump on Wednesday banned transgender troops from serving in the U.S. military “in any capacity,” moving to scrap yet another of President Obama’s major legacy policies. The dramatic reversal will bar transgender inductees and force transgender people in uniform out of the armed services, according to Pentagon sources. Gay rights groups blasted the move as a rollback of equality, but the decision thrilled social conservatives and military readiness advocates, who said the Pentagon should focus on winning wars, not on social experiments. “Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 27 July 2017

    07/26/2017 6:00:32 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 60 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In the Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ OVERHEAD ARCHES Airmen toss their rifles in the air while participating in ceremonial drill training at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, VA, July 26, 2016. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sergeant Christopher S. Muncy Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. POWERLIFTING POSE Air Force Master Sgt. Lindsey Glover participates in the squat event portion of a powerlifting competition at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 15, 2016. Glover is...
  • Trump just eviscerated his claim to being an LGBT ally(Barf Alert)

    07/26/2017 2:53:44 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 47 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 26th July 2017 | Amber Phillips
    Things could have been worse for the gay rights community under a Republican president. President Trump tried to court them during the campaign, and he seemed to go out of his way to avoid limiting their rights when he signed an executive order underscoring religious freedom. That dynamic changed drastically Wednesday. Trump announced on Twitter an unequivocal ban on transgender people serving in the military, reversing a groundbreaking decision set in motion by the Obama administration. It's a major attack by the president on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, and advocates say it's a big...
  • Trump bans transgender soldiers(Barf alert)

    07/26/2017 2:42:55 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 20 replies
    Harry's Place ^ | 26th July 2017 | Gene
    This morning Donald Trump tweeted I assume this means that all transgender persons currently serving in the military will be hunted down and kicked out. That’s not good. Ah, but there must be some mistake: This appears to be an effort to fight a culture war that fewer and fewer Americans want to fight. Perhaps the president imagines that laid-off factory workers in the Rust Belt won’t care so much that his Trump-branded products are produced overseas and that the manufacturing jobs he promised to save are disappearing anyway – as long as he keeps the trannies...
  • McCain On Trump’s Military Trans Ban: Anyone Willing To Serve Who Meets Standards Should Be Allowed

    07/26/2017 2:26:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 116 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/26/2017 | AllahPundit
    This is high-grade political cover for any congressional Republican who’s inclined to oppose the ban but leery of becoming a lightning rod for the right. McCain will be the lightning rod. And meanwhile other Republican pols can point to him and say, “I’ll defer to the war hero’s judgment.”Agree or disagree, though, he asks a good question. The Pentagon was already reviewing the trans policy and planning to make a recommendation later this year. Why couldn’t Trump wait for that? The Department of Defense has already decided to allow currently-serving transgender individuals to stay in the military, and many...
  • Rhode Island pols criticize Trump transgender military ban

    07/26/2017 1:15:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Daily Progress ^ | July 26, 2017 | The Associated Press
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Rep. David Cicilline and U.S. Sen. Jack Reed are among the Rhode Island politicians criticizing President Donald Trump's announcement that he would bar transgender people from serving in the military. Cicilline, who is gay, tweeted out shortly after Wednesday's announcement that transgender service members are heroes. The Republican president should "stop using them as political props," he wrote. Fellow Democrat Reed, the ranking member on the Armed Services Committee, pointed out that Wednesday was the anniversary of President Harry Truman's order desegregating the United States Armed Forces.....
  • NDP Calls On Trudeau To Condemn Trump's 'Despicable' Trans Military Ban

    07/26/2017 12:36:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Huffington Post Canada ^ | July 26, 2017 | Ryan Maloney, Senior Politics Editor
    New Democrats are pushing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to publicly condemn Donald Trump's move to bar transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. military, a decision the party's defence critic says is based on "ignorance and hate." "Prime Minister Trudeau must denounce this policy immediately in order to demonstrate that Canada not only respects human rights but that we will stand up against discrimination, even when the source is our closest neighbour and strongest ally," Randall Garrison said in a statement Wednesday. Garrison, who also serves as the NDP critic for LGBTQ issues, said the Trump administration is using hate...
  • Small Weaponized Drones Become Reality

    07/26/2017 12:23:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Discover ^ | October 31, 2016 | Jeremy Hsu
    Military drones such as the U.S. Predator and Reaper have soared above battlefields for more than a decade. But small consumer drones that anyone can buy online have also begun to make their presence felt in modern battlefields. The militant group Islamic State has begun turning such small drones into flying bombs in their battles across Syria and Iraq. Islamic State has used ordinary camera-carrying drones for surveillance and to film their suicide car bomb attacks for years. But the militants have more recently begun weaponizing the small drones by packing them with explosives, according to the New York Times....
  • BREAKING. President Trump Announces Ban On Transgender In Military

    07/26/2017 11:17:41 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 58 replies
    RedState ^ | July 26, 2017 | streiff
    As one of my platoon sergeants used to say, this is from the mouth of the horse(ref Trump tweets at link). Holy Common Sense, Batman. Barely a week ago, the military put off a decision on allowing the enlistment/commissioning of people suffering from the mental illness called ‘gender dysphoria.’ As I pointed out, the premise was insane. The military will not allow a person with braces to serve on active duty and the ongoing medical attention needed to manage orthodontics is nothing compared to that needed by transgenders in the pre-op and post-op stages. As far as I can tell,...
  • Celebrities Melt Down over Trump’s Transgender Military Policy

    07/26/2017 10:35:08 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 102 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/26/17 | Jerome Hudson
    Hollywood stars took to social media Wednesday to express outrage over President Donald Trump’s announcement that transgender people will not be allowed to serve in the U.S. military, reversing former President Obama’s decision last year allowing them to do so. “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military,” President Trump tweeted Wednesday morning. “Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical cost and disruption that...
  • Cockpit View USAF F15 Takeoff and Manuevers

    07/26/2017 10:02:56 AM PDT · by Trumpnation · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7-26-17 | JR
    A U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle fighter jet takes off and does various in-flight maneuvers, filmed from the back seat cockpit.
  • Transgender Air Force Sergeant Slams Trump's Service Ban: He 'Is Doing This Country an Injustice'

    07/26/2017 10:01:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    People's Magazine ^ | 07/26/2017 | BY CHAR ADAMS and LINDSAY KIMBLE
    Logan Ireland, an Air Force staff sergeant who began his transition to a man after two years of service, tells PEOPLE exclusively that he’d “love” to meet with President Trump and discuss the implications of the new sweeping ban on transgender military personnel. “For the President to deny an able-bodied, fully qualified person the inherent right to raise their right hand and serve their country, potentially giving their own life for our freedoms, is doing this country an injustice,” Ireland says. He continues, extending his invitation to Trump for a conversation, “I would love for my President to meet me...
  • President Trump announces US military ban on transgender individuals

    07/26/2017 7:18:22 AM PDT · by GT Vander · 122 replies
    Fox 6 News ^ | POSTED 8:17 AM, JULY 26, 2017, | CNN WIRE SERVICE
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he plans to reinstate the ban transgender individuals from serving “in any capacity” in the US armed forces. The decision reversed a policy initially approved by the Defense Department under President Barack Obama, which was still under final review, that would allow transgender individuals to openly serve in the military. Defense Secretary James Mattis announced last month that he was delaying enactment of the plan to begin allowing transgender individuals to join the US military.
  • Transgender individuals banned from serving US Military - President Trump

    07/26/2017 6:12:38 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 147 replies
    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump · 16m16 minutes ago After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow..........Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming.........victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - THE U S History Quiz - Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    07/25/2017 6:00:03 PM PDT · by LUV W · 88 replies
    The bestest troops and vets in the whole world....and their families, too! | Tuesday, July 25, 2017 | LUV W and The Canteen Support Crew
    ~ Freeper Canteen ~ Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Today We Want You To Take The..... U S History QuizHT--PRO Click HERE to take the quiz! To share your results, click on the green "HTML" button & copy & paste the code into a "Reply" box. Have Fun!! Please remember that The Canteen is here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly!
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Clyde E Lassen ~ 24 July 2017

    07/23/2017 5:06:16 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 69 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In the Whole World !! | StarCMC; The Canteen Crew
      Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~ Clyde E. Lassen Info from here.             CDR Clyde Everett Lassen (1942 - 1994) As the UH-2 Seasprite helicopter hovered over the water, its crew listened intently on their earphones for a message from the coastline.  Somewhere beyond the pitch-dark horizon were two naval aviators whose plane had...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL - July 23, 2017 - [Prayer]

    07/23/2017 12:14:35 AM PDT · by Faith · 37 replies
    July 23, 2017 | Faith
    Please join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for President Trump, Vice-President Pence, and for America: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. (I John 5:14) Religion forum threads labeled “Prayer” are closed to debate of any kind.