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  • At West Point, Annual Pillow Fight Becomes Weaponized [turns into brawl]

    09/05/2015 4:32:32 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 20 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 4, 2015 | DAVE PHILIPPS
    For generations, freshmen cadets at the United States Military Academy have marked the end of a grueling summer of training with a huge nighttime pillow fight that is billed as a harmless way to blow off steam and build class spirit. But this year the fight on the West Point, N.Y., campus turned bloody as some cadets swung pillowcases packed with hard objects, thought to be helmets, that split lips, broke at least one bone, dislocated shoulders and knocked cadets unconscious. The brawl at the publicly funded academy, where many of the Army’s top leaders are trained, left 30 cadets...
  • Trump to speak on national security from USS Iowa battleship

    09/04/2015 8:17:26 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 88 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/5/15 | Mark Hensch
    GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump will deliver an address on national security and veterans' issues from the USS Iowa, a retired battleship, on Sept. 15. "Donald Trump is a long-standing supporter of veterans and the military and we are honored that he has chosen our organization and event for his major national security address,” said Joel Arends, chairman of the Veterans for a Strong America (VSA), in a statement on Thursday announcing the event.
  • Analysts: Beijing Parade a 'Bazaar' of Stolen Technology

    09/04/2015 6:12:26 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 19 replies
    Voice of America ^ | September 04, 2015 | Saibal Dasgupta
    BEIJING—The massive military parade in Beijing this week showcased China’s latest weapons, unveiling many to the public for the first time. But weapons experts say the systems on display showed hallmarks of China’s reputation for stealing technology and adapting it to its requirements. The show involved long, medium and short range missiles, a range of tanks and 200 fighter aircraft. The Chinese government said that all the equipment had been made indigenously, attesting to the success of the country’s military industrial capability and the estimated $145 billion spent on the military in 2015. “The parade was a bazaar of stolen...
  • Trump Gets Dinged in Interview for Not Knowing Much About Who’s Who in the Middle East

    09/03/2015 11:39:56 PM PDT · by z taxman · 71 replies
    Slate Magazine ^ | Sept. 3, 2015 | Elliot Hannon
    Donald Trump found himself briefly cornered during a call-in radio interview on Thursday. The presidential candidate was a guest on the The Hugh Hewitt Show when conservative host Hugh Hewitt began examining the real estate magnate’s foreign policy chops. Trump seemed to know something was coming, as Hewitt has a nose for generating news (most recently by asking Republican candidates if they would attend a gay wedding), but it was not a flattering exchange for Trump, who confessed to gaping holes in his foreign policy understanding. Trump managed to emerge only slightly bloodied from the interview and the damage was...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (9/4/2015) [Prayer]

    09/03/2015 9:22:43 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 22 replies
    4 September 2015 | NEWwoman
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation The War of 1812 We have heard it with our ears, O God; our ancestors have told us what You did in their days, in days long ago. With Your hand You drove out the nations and planted our ancestors; You crushed the peoples and made our ancestors flourish. declares the Sovereign LORD. Psalm 44:1-2 (NIV) ----
  • Favorite "Autumn Song" - Freeper Canteen - 4 September 2016

    09/03/2015 5:59:07 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 182 replies
    Canteen Crew
    Favorite "Autumn" Songs *Video* Autumn Leaves - Eva Cassidy The falling leaves Drift by my window. The falling leaves of red and gold. I see your lips, the summer kisses, the sunburned hands I used to hold. Since you went away the days grow long And soon I'll hear old winter song But i miss you most of all my darling When autumn leaves start to fall Since you went away the days grow long And soon I'll hear old winter song But i miss you most of all my darling When autumn leaves start to fall I miss...
  • The Chinese military will reportedly cut forces by 300,000

    09/03/2015 2:42:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    BEIJING (Reuters) - President Xi Jinping announced on Thursday he would cut troop levels by 300,000 as China held its biggest display of military might in a parade to commemorate victory over Japan in World War Two, an event shunned by most Western leaders. China's confidence in its armed forces and growing military assertiveness, especially in the disputed South China Sea, has rattled the region and drawn criticism from Washington. Xi, speaking on a rostrum overlooking Beijing's Tiananmen Square before the parade began, said China would cut by 13 percent one of the world's biggest militaries, currently 2.3-million strong. He...
  • China shows military might in victory over Japan celebrations

    09/03/2015 11:41:41 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    The massive parade through the heart of Beijing commemorated Japan's World War defeat seven decades ago. But the event also underlined President Xi Jinping's determination to make China the pre-eminent Asian power. Although Xi said the 2.3-million-member People's Liberation Army would be cut back to about 2 million, it will still remain the world's largest standing military and the reduction comes at a time when growing technological capabilities reduce the need for large numbers of troops. ... Of special interest was the appearance of the DF-21D anti-ship ballistic missile, potentially capable of sinking a US Nimitz-class aircraft carrier in a...
  • U.S. Shadowing Russian Ship In Atlantic Near Nuclear Submarine Areas

    09/03/2015 7:17:36 AM PDT · by Fennie · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 3, 2015 | By Bill Gertz
    U.S. intelligence ships, aircraft, and satellites are closely watching a Russian military vessel in the Atlantic that has been sailing near a U.S. nuclear missile submarine base and underwater transit routes, according to Pentagon officials. The Russian research ship Yantar has been tracked from the northern Atlantic near Canada since late August as it makes its way south toward Cuba. Defense officials familiar with reports on the Russian ship say the Yantar is believed to be gathering intelligence on underwater sensors and other equipment used by U.S. nuclear submarines based at Kings Bay, Georgia. The submarines, their transit lanes, and...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(9/3/15)[Prayer]

    09/03/2015 6:01:27 AM PDT · by left that other site · 31 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 9/3/15 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Stand Firm Isaiah 43:1-2 But now thus says the LORD, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.
  • Jesus statue on federal land in Montana doesn’t violate the Establishment Clause" (TR)

    09/02/2015 8:28:58 PM PDT · by This_far · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 31, 2015 | Eugene Volokh
    A Ninth Circuit panel has just rejected a Freedom from Religion Foundation challenge to the Montana “Big Mountain Jesus” statue, which was apparently first placed on government land in 1954. Here’s most of the opinion, signed by Judges N.R. Smith and John Owens: [T]he government’s continued authorization of the [Big Mountain Jesus] statue on federal land does not violate the Establishment Clause. [Footnote: Our analysis assumes, without deciding, that [the U.S. Forest Service’s] continued authorization of the statue on public land constitutes government action.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 03 September 2015

    09/02/2015 6:00:28 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 57 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ GROUP HUG A Marine greets his family and friends at a homecoming event aboard Camp Pendleton, CA, Oct. 20, 2014. The Marine is assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment. 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. AIRDROP CHECK A U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules airman checks to make sure the containers of bundles cleared the aircraft during a resupply airdrop mission over the region of Bayji, Iraq, Oct. 10,...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    09/02/2015 9:11:33 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 12 replies
    9/2/15 | Hiskid
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What Should You Cross The World To See Quiz - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

    09/01/2015 5:59:58 PM PDT · by LUV W · 111 replies
    The best military and veterans in the whole wide world...and their families, too! | LUV W and the Canteen Support Crew
    ~ Freeper Canteen ~ --Canteen Mission Statement-- Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allies' military and family members of the above. Honoring those who have served before. Today We Want You To Take The..... What Should You Cross The World To See Quiz Click HERE and take the quiz!To share your results, click on the "HTML" button, then copy and paste the code into a "Reply" box. Have fun! Please remember that The Canteen here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly.
  • Pentagon Not Targeting Islamic State Training Camps

    08/29/2015 5:48:24 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 41 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/28/2015 | Bill Gertz
    The Pentagon has not conducted airstrikes against an estimated 60 Islamic State (IS) training camps that are supplying thousands of fighters each month to the terror group, according to defense and intelligence officials. The camps are spread throughout Islamic State-controlled areas of Iraq and Syria and are off limits in the U.S.-led international bombing campaign because of concerns about collateral damage, said officials familiar with planning and execution of the yearlong bombing campaign. Additionally, the IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL) camps have been so successful that Islamic State leaders are considering expanding the camps to Libya and Yemen....
  • ISIS Threatens Again To Destroy Holy Kaaba

    09/01/2015 5:59:02 AM PDT · by Fennie · 36 replies
    Albawaba News ^ | September 1, 2015
    The ISIS Takfiri group has threatened to destroy the holy Kaaba in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. A member of the terrorist group posted a message on Twitter, saying that people worship a stone building instead of God and so it should be demolished. The message said if Daesh manages to conquer Makkah, it would raze the Kaaba to the ground on the order of the group's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, al-Bawaba news reported. This is not the first time the Takfiri group talks of demolishing the holy place in Makkah.
  • Prayer for Our American Heroes and Our Nation

    09/01/2015 1:23:08 AM PDT · by Jeanbl · 9 replies
    September 1, 2015 | Jeanbl
    Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance . . . Matthew 3:3
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Col Walker Melville "Bud" Mahurin ~ 31 August 2015

    08/30/2015 5:00:27 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 97 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 ~Col. Bud Mahurin (Info found here.)             Thank you to alfa6 for his suggestion of this hero!  What an incredible story this man had!  He is home now, guarding the streets of heaven.  God rest his soul. Colonel Walker Melville "Bud" Mahurin (December 5, 1918 – May 11, 2010) was...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    08/30/2015 10:16:41 AM PDT · by Faith · 13 replies
    August 30, 2015 | Faith
    For the Lord God will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed. Isaiah 50:7
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ When Do We Start To Live And Be Happy? ~ 30 August 2015

    08/29/2015 4:58:49 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 65 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            WHEN DO WE START TO LIVE AND BE HAPPY? We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married. Then we are frustrated that the kids aren't old enough and we'll be more content when they are. After that we're frustrated we have teenagers with whom to deal. We will certainly be happy when they are out of that stage! We tell ourselves our life will be complete when our spouse gets his or her act together, when we get a nicer car, are able to go on a vacation, when we retire....
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    08/29/2015 9:31:02 AM PDT · by Irish Rose · 8 replies
    August 29, 2015 | Irish Rose
    He who made the Pleiades and Orion, who turns blackness into dawn and darkens day into night, who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out over the face of the land – the LORD is his name – he flashes destruction on the stronghold and brings the fortified city to ruin. (Amos 5:8-9)
  • Citing increased terror activities, US asks citizens to defer all non-essential travel to Pakistan

    08/28/2015 10:05:08 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Saturday, August 29, 2015 | PTI
    Washington - The United States on Friday asked its citizens to defer their all non-essential travel to Pakistan, citing increased terror activities in the country. "The Department of State warns US citizens against all non-essential travel to Pakistan," a travel advisory said. However, the US Embassy in Islamabad and the US Consulate General in Karachi continue to provide consular services for all its citizens in Pakistan. The Consulate General in Peshawar no longer offers consular services, and consular services at the Consulate General in Lahore remain temporarily suspended. "The presence of several foreign and indigenous terrorist groups continues to pose a danger to...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops ~ AUG 29 2015

    08/28/2015 6:09:22 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 342 replies
    Canteen DJ's | Our Troops Rock!!! | AZamericonnie
        ***** Tunes For Our Troops ***** ~ 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 CMT l Ticketmaster l...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (8/28/2015) [Prayer]

    08/27/2015 9:06:53 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 21 replies
    28 August 2015 | NEWwoman
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked? declares the Sovereign LORD. Rather, am I not pleased when they turn from their ways and live? Ezekiel 18:23 (NIV) ----
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 28 August 2015

    08/27/2015 5:58:45 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 103 replies
    August 27, 2015 | 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. We serve coffee, tea, 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 never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could...
  • Iran may have built extension at disputed military site-UN nuclear watchdog

    08/27/2015 3:37:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Iran appears to have built an extension to part of its Parchin military site since May, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said in a report on Thursday delving into a major part of its inquiry into possible military dimensions to Tehran's past atomic activity. A resolution of the International Atomic Energy Agency's Parchin file, which includes a demand for fresh IAEA access to the site, is a symbolically important issue that could help make or break Tehran's July 14 nuclear deal with six world powers. The confidential IAEA report, obtained by Reuters, said: "Since (our) previous report (in May), at a...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(8/27/15)[Prayer]

    08/27/2015 6:32:48 AM PDT · by left that other site · 13 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 8/27/15 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Stand Firm Isaiah 41:10 “… fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
  • How I Spent My Summer Vacation: MAGINOT LINE

    08/27/2015 5:41:11 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 19 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 27 August 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Always wanted to see this, finally had me a look... This particular section of France's 1930s-era defensive Maginot Line fortifications -a marvel of engineering at the time- has been extensively restored by enthusiast groups in the area, some of whom I was able to meet with on the visit. This entrance is known as 'Fort de Shoenenbourg', located in a hilltop forest near the German frontier (the Rhein) in the Alsace region of France, about 40 minutes north of Strasbourg. They did a great job keeping it authentic, really takes you back in time as you wander the 4-5...
  • Former CIA Chief: Give Israel Bunker-Buster Bombs

    08/27/2015 5:02:16 AM PDT · by Fennie · 30 replies
    INN ^ | August 27, 2015 | By Yaakov Levi
    In an op-ed in the Washington Post, two former Obama administration officials urged for Israel to be provided with bunker-buster bombs, in order to be able to make a credible threat against Iran if that country gets too close to developing a nuclear device. Dennis Ross, a former Middle East envoy, and David Petraeus, who directed the CIA after commanding US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, wrote that the bunker-busters would be an effective "firewall" against Iranian nuclear development, especially in 15 years, when the agreement between Tehran and Western powers expires. "Now is the time for the Iranians and...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops ~ 27 August 2015

    08/26/2015 5:59:58 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 66 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ KEEPING A LEAD Marine Corps Sgt. Anthony McDaniel keeps a lead on his opponent in the men’s mixed 1500m run in the track and field competition during the Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, CO, Oct. 2, 2014. The sporting event includes more than 200 wounded, ill and injured service members. 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. WELL DECK RETURN A landing craft departs the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge...
  • BlackRock, Obama Campaign Donors Stand to Benefit from Cuts to Military Pensions

    08/26/2015 5:24:20 PM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 2 replies
    www.ibtimes.com ^ | 6-15-15 | Matthew Cunningham-Cook and David Sirota
    BlackRock, Obama Campaign Donors Stand To Benefit From Cuts To Military Pensions By Matthew Cunningham-Cook Obama U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the Catholic Health Association conference in Washington June 9, 2015. Executives at the financial firm BlackRock helped support both of his election campaigns. Reuters/Jonathan Ernst Obama U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the Catholic Health Association conference in Washington June 9, 2015. Executives at the financial firm BlackRock helped support both of his election campaigns. Reuters/Jonathan Ernst Obama U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the Catholic Health Association conference in Washington June 9, 2015. Executives...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    08/26/2015 7:48:40 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 12 replies
    8/26/15 | hiskid
  • DoD manual allows journalists to be held as 'belligerents'

    08/26/2015 7:46:50 AM PDT · by Little Ray · 27 replies
    myway ^ | Aug 26, 3:16 AM (ET) | WENDY BENJAMINSON
    DoD manual allows journalists to be held as 'belligerents' Aug 26, 3:16 AM (ET) By WENDY BENJAMINSON WASHINGTON (AP) — New Defense Department guidelines allow commanders to punish journalists and treat them as "unprivileged belligerents" if they believe journalists are sympathizing or cooperating with the enemy. The Law of War manual, updated to apply for the first time to all branches of the military, contains a vaguely worded provision that military commanders could interpret broadly, experts in military law and journalism say. Commanders could ask journalists to leave military bases or detain journalists for any number of perceived offenses. "In...
  • Combat Roles Hazardous to Women’s Health

    08/26/2015 6:24:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/26/15 | Arnoild Ahlert
    The astounding female injury rates that are being hidden from the public -- and women in the military Last week, 1st Lt. Shaye Haver, 25, and Capt. Kristen Griest, 26, became the first women to earn their Ranger Tabs, graduating from the U.S. Army’s Ranger School at Fort Benning, GA. Maj. Gen. Scott Miller, the guest speaker at the graduation ceremony, emphasized that both women were held to the same standards as their male counterparts, insisting “a 5-mile run is still a 5-mile run. Standards do not change. A 12-mile march is still a 12-mile march.” True enough. But as...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What's Yout Productivity Style Quiz - Wednesday, August 26, 2015

    08/25/2015 5:59:59 PM PDT · by LUV W · 86 replies
    The Greatest Military in the Whole Wide World and Their Families, Too! | LUV W and the Canteen Support Crew
    ~ Freeper Canteen ~ --Canteen Mission Statement-- Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allies' military and family members of the above. Honoring those who have served before. Today We Want You To Take The..... What's Your Productivity Style Quiz Click HERE and take the quiz!To share your results, click on the "HTML" button, then copy and paste the code into a "Reply" box. Have fun! Please remember that The Canteen here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly.
  • Why Politico Is Dead Wrong to Be Pleased About Our Shrinking Naval Power

    08/25/2015 9:56:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/25/2015 | by Seth Cropsey
    Politico ran an article titled “The GOP’s Fantasy of a Bigger Nav [1]y” that is long on editorializing and short on facts or history.The article argues against reversing U.S. seapower’s decline. If nothing else, the article performs a useful service by encouraging a national debate as the Navy continues to shrink: little such debate has occurred about the Navy’s contraction by more than half since the Reagan administration.At stake is whether the U.S. will be required to defend itself at its coasts, and whether the international order that has existed since World War II will survive. U.S. seapower is...
  • US Drawing Plan For 'Comprehensive Attack' On Iran: Report

    08/25/2015 4:51:26 AM PDT · by Fennie · 42 replies
    Press TV ^ | August 24, 2015
    The US military is drawing plans for a potential "comprehensive attack" against Iran as President Barack Obama has threatened to "act militarily" if Tehran violates the recent nuclear agreement, says a report. A possible military action would involve a wave of attacks spearheaded by the 30,000-pound bunker buster known as the Massive Ordnance Penetrator, according to two senior US military officers familiar with the planning, who spoke to USA Today on condition of anonymity. The attack would be aimed at targeting Iran's "air defenses" and its "deeply buried nuclear facilities," one officer said.
  • Prayer for Our American Heroes and Our Nation

    08/25/2015 1:46:44 AM PDT · by Jeanbl · 12 replies
    August 25, 2015 | Jeanbl
    . . . from everlasting to everlasting, Thou art God. Ps. 90:2
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: John Gillespie Magee, Jr ~ 24 August 2015

    08/23/2015 5:00:24 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 70 replies
    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 ~John Gillespie Magee, Jr. (Info found here.)             If you're like me, you don't recognize the name of John Gillespie Magee, Jr.   But when I got the suggestion from Ms.Behavin for this thread (thank you Ms.B!) I knew I should go check it out and see.  John Magee is the...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    08/23/2015 10:34:21 AM PDT · by Faith · 13 replies
    August 23, 2015 | Faith
    Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a Name which is above every name; That at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:9-11
  • Brother of U.S. serviceman who helped thwart gunman on train says passengers 'lucky'

    08/23/2015 1:29:31 AM PDT · by ponygirl · 18 replies
    LA Times ^ | August 22, 2015 | Zahira Torres
    <p>Solon Skarlatos almost didn’t answer the phone when it rang Friday morning. It was from an unknown number in Europe. When he picked up, it was his brother Alek Skarlatos, who said he and his childhood friends had stopped a terrorist on a train headed to Paris.</p>
  • 'Give me back my gun,' train attacker pleads with Americans

    08/22/2015 6:10:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    Paris (AFP) - A gunman tackled by young Americans on a train between Amsterdam and Paris pleaded with them to hand back his Kalashnikov after they overpowered him, one of the group said. "Everything happened very fast," Anthony Sadler, a student travelling with friends Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone, both members of the US military, told France's BFMTV. "I didn't realise what was happening until I saw a guard run past. I looked back and saw a guy enter with a Kalashnikov. My friends and I got down and then I said 'Let's get him'," said Skarlatos, a 22-year-old member...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ LIFEBOAT ~ 23 August 2015

    08/22/2015 4:59:40 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 66 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            LIFEBOAT One of the great World War II films was LIFEBOAT, about the ordeal faced by survivors of a passenger ship that was sunk by a Nazi U-Boat in the middle of the Atlantic. The film details their struggle for survival in a small lifeboat, fighting the elements, thirst and then fighting against each other. Each person has their own ideas about how to navigate the little boat: they argue about who should be in charge; and they find little things to fight over even when they run out of things to fight over. Eventually...
  • We're Two Nations Now

    08/22/2015 7:51:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2015 | Paul Greenberg
    LITTLE ROCK -- As the country observed the 70th anniversary of V-J Day, a new generation may have to be reminded what V-J stands for -- Victory Over Japan -- and all it took. The years of personal sacrifices and national unity, the courage and perseverance ... all the costs of war to the living and the dead. Arkansas's governor, Asa Hutchinson, presided over this year's observance of the anniversary at the state Capitol, and looked back at a different time when war united instead of dividing us: "That is what was unique about World War II," the governor told...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    08/22/2015 3:30:47 AM PDT · by Irish Rose · 9 replies
    August 22, 2015 | Irish Rose
    This is what the LORD says: “Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who depends on flesh for his strength and whose heart turns away from the LORD. He will be like a bush in the wastelands; he will not see prosperity when it comes. He will dwell in the parched places of the desert, in a salt land where no one lives. “But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does...
  • How It Really Went Down in the First Class to Graduate Female Rangers

    08/21/2015 8:26:48 PM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 161 replies
    SOFREP ^ | 8/21/2015 | Rudy Mac
    The following was written by Rudy Mac, a Ranger-qualified, company-grade infantry officer serving on active duty in a light unit in the U.S. Army. By the time most of you read this story, 96 newly tabbed Rangers and their friends and families will be celebrating the completion of one of the most arduous and demanding courses that the Army has to offer. For them, this coming weekend will undoubtedly involve hours of some of the most satisfying sleep of their lives, interspersed with exorbitant feasts of all of the foods that they have been dreaming about, talking about, and listing...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops!! ~ Aug 22 2015

    08/21/2015 6:11:00 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 240 replies
    Our Troops Rock!!!! | Canteen DJ's
        ***** Tunes For Our Troops ***** ~ 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 CMT l Ticketmaster l...
  • US Troops Mobilized in South Korea After North Korea Threatens War

    08/21/2015 4:34:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Grasswire ^ | August 21, 2015
    The Facts US troops have been mobilized in South Korea after Kim Jong-un ordered his military generals to ready for a state of war. US troops' vehicles were mobilized in the South Korean town of Paju, bordering North Korea. North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un ordered military generals to ready for a state of war from 5:00 p.m. local time Friday. By 4:30 PM local time, the North Korean leader said preparations were complete, declaring a "quasi-state of war." South Korean news agency Yonhap says satellite imagery shows North Korea moving missiles in preparation for possible launch. South Korea's defense ministry...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (8/21/2015) [Prayer]

    08/20/2015 8:49:55 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 37 replies
    21 August 2015 | NEWwoman
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation The LORD their God will save His people on that day as a shepherd saves his flock. They will sparkle in His land like jewels in a crown. Zechariah 9:16 (NIV) ----
  • This Is How the Russian Military Plans To Fight Future Wars

    08/20/2015 5:36:37 PM PDT · by edpc · 15 replies
    The National Interest ^ | 20 Aug 2015 | Dmitry Gorenburg
    Given the amount of attention paid over the last year to the capabilities of the Russian military, it is worth considering how the evolving character of warfare over the next 10-20 years is likely to affect Russia’s military capabilities when compared to leading Western states. The trend toward greater automation, including the use of remote control weapons and AI-driven autonomous warfare, will increasingly put the Russian military at a disadvantage. Russia does not have the technology to match Western automated systems and lacks the capabilities to develop such systems on its own in the foreseeable future. Russia’s defense industry is...