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  • Pentagon scenario of new Korean war estimates 20,000 deaths daily in S. Korea, retired general says

    09/25/2017 5:07:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    CNBC ^ | September 25, 2017 | Jeff Daniels
    A retired U.S. general said a Pentagon war scenario showed a conventional war with North Korea could result in about 20,000 deaths per day in South Korea, according to the Los Angeles Times. Meanwhile, a retired U.S. Navy admiral sees a 50/50 chance of a conventional conflict with North Korea although much less likelihood of a nuclear war. On Monday, North Korea's foreign minister, Ri Yong Ho, accused President Donald Trump of declaring war against the hermit regime and threatened that the North has the right to shoot down U.S. strategic bombers even if they are flying in international airspace....
  • Go to hell Mike Tomlin

    09/25/2017 3:34:36 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 28 replies
    Dear Mike Tomlin, James Harrison, Ben Roethlisberger and another Steeler who feels a need to criticize Bronze Star recipient Alejandro Villanueva for honoring the flag that his brothers came home under, you can all go to hell. On Sunday your team had 3 options, stand and support America, sit/kneel and disrespect America or 3 take the coward’s way out and abstain, vote present, hide in the tunnel because you were too afraid to be seen as pro-American or Anti-American. What a vile low candy-ass choice you made.
  • Veterans groups slam NFL players who kneel during anthem

    09/25/2017 2:02:38 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sept 25, 2017 | Rebecca Kheel
    Two of the largest veterans organizations in the country are slamming National Football League (NFL) players who kneel during the national anthem. Denise Rohan, national commander of the American Legion, said in a statement that professional athletes and others who do not respect the national anthem are “misguided and ungrateful.” “Having a right to do something does not make it the right thing to do,” Rohan said. “There are many ways to protest, but the national anthem should be our moment to stand together as one UNITED States of America.”

    09/25/2017 1:31:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    Michael Savage ^ | September 25, 2017 | Michael Savage
  • Jersey for Army vet Steelers player who chose to stand alone for the national anthem is an...

    09/25/2017 12:37:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | September 25, 2017 | Valerie Edwards For and Kelly Mclaughlin For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Jersey for Army vet Steelers player who chose to stand alone for the national anthem is an instant bestseller -while the coach says he's disappointed 100% of players didn't skip out The jersey for an obscure NFL player and veteran has shot to the top of the bestseller charts after he went against the rest of his team and stood out, hand on his heart, during the national anthem. Army veteran and lineman Alejandro Villanueva, who took a tongue lashing from Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, decided to take part in the pre-game national anthem ceremony on...
  • Actor Jesse Williams says the NFL's pregame national anthem is a 'scam' convincing Americans to...

    09/25/2017 12:07:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | September 25, 2017 | Kelly Mclaughlin For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Actor Jesse Williams says the NFL's pregame national anthem is a 'scam' convincing Americans to join the military and 'fly overseas and kill people' Actor Jesse Williams has claimed that the NFL's pregame national anthem ceremony is a government 'scam' designed to convince 'boys and girls to fly overseas and kill people'. Williams made his comments while speaking to MSNBC about football players kneeling during the pregame Star Spangled Banner performance to protest race inequality in the United States. Williams, best known for his role on Grey's Anatomy, said that NFL players started participating in the pregame national...
  • 'My great uncle’s bones are lying at the bottom of pearl harbor': Steelers fan burns around $1000...

    09/25/2017 11:46:15 AM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | September 25, 2017 | Regina F. Graham For
    FULL TITLE: 'My great uncle’s bones are lying at the bottom of pearl harbor': Steelers fan burns around $1000 of merchandise along with dozens of other fans who are upset with their teams over NFL protests Dozens of upset NFL fans are boycotting their teams and burning their expensive memorabilia in response to players choosing to sit or kneel during the national anthem on Sunday. More than 130 players in the league knelt or sat down during the national anthem including players with the New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders and New England Patriots in protest following President Donald Trump's controversial...
  • Marine Colonel's Letter to NFL Commish for Allowing National Anthem Protests--Absolutely Blazing

    I missed the ’90-’91 season because I was with a battalion of Marines in Desert Storm. 14 of my wonderful Marines returned home with the American Flag draped across their lifeless bodies. My last conversation with one of them, Sgt Garrett Mongrella, was about how our Giants were going to the Super Bowl. He never got to see it.
  • President Trump Understands The Economic Power Of The United States Now Lies In Its Military Might

    09/25/2017 8:14:25 AM PDT · by davikkm · 6 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    As President Trump is in deep contemplation on the North Korean dilemma, he understands that the military might of the United States is now also its currency. Nations around the world are being led by China and Russia to remove the US dollar as the primary world reserve currency. This is a gang-up against the United States to destroy its long-held standing as the number one world economic power. But how does this current economic battle to circumvent the US dollar affect President Trump’s decision to show North Korea the military might of the United States? If the United States...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Drummer Boy Willie Johnston ~ 25 September 2017

    09/24/2017 5:01:30 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 56 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In the World !! | StarCMC and 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 ~ Drummer Boy Willie Johnston Info from here and here.             William E. "Willie" Johnston, drummer boy of Company D, 3rd Vermont Infantry, has the distinction of being the youngest soldier to ever receive the Medal of Honor, presented to him at age 11 for gallantry on the battlefield in...
  • India Eyes $8 Billion Worth 100 Avenger Predator Drones from US

    09/24/2017 11:03:09 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    Defense World ^ | September 22, 2017 | Vishwanath Patil
    Predator C Avenger Drone (Image: General Atomics) India has plans to buy 100 jet propelled Avenger predator drones from the US costing an estimated $8 billion for the Indian Air Force (IAF). Besides joint projects under the bilateral Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI), in her first major engagement with a foreign counterpart, defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman talks on September 26 with the US officials will focus on India-US defence cooperation, maritime security, avenger predator drones, counter-terrorism and other major issues of mutual concern, the sources added. Issues related to American defence companies seeking guarantees of retaining control of propriety...
  • Three cheers for Steeler #78, Alejandro Villanueva (vanity)

    09/24/2017 10:14:21 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 94 replies
    I just caught the start of the Steelers-Bears game. As was expected, the Steelers did not come out for the playing of the national anthem. Except for one. Alejandro Villanueva came out. And he stood for the anthem with his hand over his heart.
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL - September 24, 2017 (Prayer)

    09/23/2017 10:03:28 PM PDT · by Faith · 26 replies
    September 24, 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.
  • President Donald J. Trump Proclaims September 24, 2017, as Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day

    09/23/2017 10:01:04 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 3 replies
    White House ^ | 09/23/17 | Staff
    As we solemnly observe Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day, we honor and extend our deepest gratitude to the families of military service members who gave their last full measure of devotion to our country. Gold Star families have paid the ultimate price for our Nation's freedom with the life of their loved ones. Our grateful Nation grieves with them in their loss, but also shares their pride in the selfless service of their sons and daughters.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ PERSEVERANCE ~ 24 September 2017

    09/23/2017 5:05:54 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 84 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In the Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
          PERSEVERANCE The idea of perseverance is an important component in athletics, the military, studies, and even in religion. Perseverance is the master key, the secret of success when you are in the middle of the struggle. It is that extra, the second air, the capacity to overcome the discouragement. Our society is making a lot of progress. We have technology and facilities that no one in history ever had before. The new generations can grow up today more healthy, and live longer. But we do have an Achilles' heel: the absence of the spirit of perseverance....
  • FLOTUS visits military children

    09/22/2017 10:00:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Andrews Gazette ^ | September 21, 2017 | Senior Airman Jordyn Fetter, 11th Wing Public Affairs
    First Lady Melania Trump’s focus on the well-being of children led her to visit the Youth Center on Joint Base Andrews, Md., Sept. 15. During Trump’s visit, she interacted with approximately 30 children, toured the youth center and learned about their educational and social initiatives, while also expressing her support for their sacrifices to the country. “I had the privilege to visit with some of your wonderful children at the youth center here on base,” Trump said. “I enjoy our time together, getting to know them, and want to thank everyone who helped make this visit possible.” As first...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops ~ 23 September 2017

    09/22/2017 6:01:00 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 451 replies
    Our Troops Rock !! | The Canteen DJ's
        ***** Tunes For Our Troops ~ Don Williams ~ ***** ~ Support The Artists ~   Support the artists you hear throughout the Canteen! Click on the links below! Keep the music going! ArtistDirect l  Internet Radio l  AOL Music l  Sonique (Lycos) l  Real Radio Live365 l  971TheRiver  l  GotRadio  l  Wherehouse  l  Target  l Shoutcast AFRTS l  VH1 l XM Radio l  BET l  audiophile l  Virgin Radio l  Soma (Alternative) Acaza l AudioRealm l VH1 l  Yahoo! Launch Music l  Radio Disney l  Live-Radio Net ITunes l Amazon l Salsa Radio l MTV l...
  • Trump, South Korea's Moon Agree to Boost Defenses: White House

    09/22/2017 10:13:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | September 22, 2017 | Susan Heavey, Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in agreed to strengthen their defense posture amid rising tensions with North Korea, the White House said on Friday. Trump and Moon, who met on Thursday, committed to strengthen their "combined defense posture, including through South Korea’s acquisition and development of highly advanced military assets" and "agreed to the enhanced deployment of U.S. strategic assets in and around South Korea on a rotational basis," the White House said in a statement....
  • Zapad 2017: Russian Ka-52 fired three missiles on their own.

    09/22/2017 5:51:20 AM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 15 replies ^ | 09/20/2017 | vasgri
    On September 16, 2017, at around 14:00 a pair of Ka-52 attack helicopters with the crews in command of Lieutenant-Colonel A.V. Smakhtin and the Senior Lieutenant A.S. Volchkov took off from Pushkin airfield in Leningrad Oblast in the vicinity of Luzhsky training range to perform training and demonstration shooting. At 14:47, at an altitude of about 50 meters, at a speed of 200 km/h, the pilots received permission from the Zapad-2107 exercises command to enter the attack heading and prepare for shooting. At that moment, there was a spontaneous launch of three unguided S-8 aircraft rockets from the wingman machine...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 22 September 2017

    09/21/2017 6:00:19 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 64 replies
    September 21, 2017 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open. Need a place just to hang out? This is it.Sit back and relax. Put your feet up and start a conversation. We serve coffee, tea, soda, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup and start a conversation. You...