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  • FReeper Canteen ~ Easter Sunday ~ HE IS RISEN! ~ 20 April 2014

    04/19/2014 5:01:23 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 7 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    John 20:1-10 (KJV) 1The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre. 2Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the LORD out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him. 3Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre. 4So they ran both together: and the other disciple did out run Peter, and came first to...
  • Trojan Horse Amnesty Update (Entire DREAM Act folded into "must-pass" Defense bill?)

    04/19/2014 2:57:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The National Review's The Corner ^ | April 18, 2014 | Mark Krikorian
    The Wall Street Journal reported last night that House Speaker John Boehner told donors at a fundraiser last month in Las Vegas that he was “hellbent on getting this done this year,” in reference to an amnesty/immigration bill. His spokesman did not dispute the account. In related news, President Obama is meeting with the National Commander of the American Legion this morning. Ordinarily, that would mean little, but the meeting comes just days after the Legion came out against a plan to amnesty illegal aliens who join the military. The number of people who would benefit from such an amnesty...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    04/19/2014 10:55:55 AM PDT · by Irish Rose · 5 replies
    April 19, 2014 | Irish Rose
    A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you!" Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe." Thomas said to him, "My Lord and my God!" Then Jesus told him, "Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed." (John 20:26-29)
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 19 April 2014

    04/18/2014 5:59:26 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 181 replies
    Out Troops Rock!!! | The Canteen DJ's
       ***** ~ Canteen Music Dedication ~ ***** ~ 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...
  • U.S. ground troops going to Poland, defense minister says

    04/18/2014 3:13:07 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 85 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 18, 2014 | by Fred Hiatt
    Poland and the United States will announce next week the deployment of U.S. ground forces to Poland as part of an expansion of NATO presence in Central and Eastern Europe in response to events in Ukraine. That was the word from Poland’s defense minister, Tomasz Siemoniak, who visited The Post Friday after meeting with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel at the Pentagon on Thursday. Siemoniak said the decision has been made on a political level and that military planners are working out details. There will also be intensified cooperation in air defense, special forces, cyberdefense and other areas. Poland will play...
  • Obama strips our military while building own militia

    04/18/2014 2:19:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Lowell Sun ^ | April 17, 2014 | Blossom Stiefel
    It is the responsibility of the federal government to protect the United States from "invasion." How is it possible that top administration officials have directed 21,000 border patrol officers to retreat or distance themselves and seek cover in response to thrown or hurled projectiles from illegal aliens or drug smugglers? They are directed to keep their weapons holstered when drug smugglers drive by, and agents can't use guns against a fleeing vehicle. Instructions also indicate that officers will be penalized if they don't step back. The new rules were issued this March by Michael Fisher, chief of U.S. Border Patrol....
  • Mark Schultz - Letters From War (Video)

    04/18/2014 10:59:22 AM PDT · by Excellence · 9 replies
    You Tube ^ | June 19 2007 | Mark Schultz
    My son first heard this song during services at boot camp. (He graduated one week ago.) He played this for me yesterday, in the car, while I was driving. I literally had to bite my tongue to keep from crying, behind the wheel, of the car I was driving. A Dodge Challenger, by the way. Rented. Trying to get on the freeway. While biting my tongue.
  • NATO Commander Offers Evidence of Russian Troops in Ukraine

    04/18/2014 1:32:13 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 37 replies ^ | Apr 18, 2014 | kabc
    ...Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday again vigorously denied Western claims that Russian forces were operating in eastern Ukraine. But he also finally confirmed what had long been suspected and that he had repeatedly denied: that the well-armed forces with no insignia on their uniforms that took control of Crimea last month were in fact Russian troops.
  • Obama taps woman who denied access to war vets from memorial for ObamaCare

    04/17/2014 6:49:14 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 17 replies ^ | April 15, 2014 | By Judi McLeod
    It seems that the woman who denied war vets access to their Memorial is the same one who will get to deny them their health care. But don’t worry the mainstream media reminds us Sylvia has a smiling face. Health and Human Services director Kathleen Sebelius replacement Sylvia Mathews Burwell, handpicked by Barack Obama on March 4, 2013 as new director of the Office Management and Budget, is coming to the HHS portfolio under a stench. It’s not just the usual stench wafting from epic fail ObamaCare, nor even the stench from sorting through the garbage looking for clues on...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (4/18/2014) [Prayer]

    04/17/2014 9:20:04 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 21 replies
    18 April 2014 | NEWwoman
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Better a poor but wise youth than an old but foolish king who no longer knows how to heed a warning. Ecclesiastes 4:13 (NIV) Shot heard around the World! This phrase has come to represent the beginning of many historical events - like the American Revolution (1775 - 1783). And its genesis can be traced to Ralph Waldo Emerson's Concord Hymn : "Here once the embattled farmers stood, And fired the shot heard round the world ..." ! Emerson words immortalized the American Minutemen resistance to the British forces back in...
  • Favorite "Time" Song in title or verse. Tell us your Favorite. Freeper Canteen 18 April 2014

    04/17/2014 5:59:14 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 408 replies
    Our Troops Rock!!! | The Canteen Crew
    ~Favorite "Time" Songs~ *Video* Time To Say Goodbye Sarah Brightman Andrea Bocelli [Sarah:] Quando sono sola sogno all'orizzonte e mancan le parole, si lo so che non c'č luce in una stanza quando manca il sole, se non ci sei tu con me, con me. Su le finestre mostra a tutti il mio cuore che hai accesso, chiudi dentro me la luce che hai incontrato per strada. Time to say goodbye. Paesi che non ho mai veduto e vissuto con te, adesso si li vivrň. Con te partirň su navi per mari che, io lo so, no, no, non...
  • Bunkerville Intelligence Thread

    04/17/2014 5:48:51 PM PDT · by Mariner · 166 replies
    Folks, with Harry Reid calling the Bunkerville patriots "Domestic Terrorists" who are endangering children by putting them "out front", and with April 19th approaching I thought I would open this thread.With Jim's permission I ask all Nevada Freepers (potentially SoCal too) to report gathering Federales and unusual Military movements in the area. Keep a particular eye around Nellis AFB and especially Creech AFB (Predator Drones). If you see something, say something. Asking for tolerance and indulgence from the admins to put this on the Front Page News bar.

    04/17/2014 9:59:31 AM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 95 replies
    Secrets of the Fed ^ | April 17, 2014 |
    As if the Obama administration’s purchase of more than 2 billion rounds of ammunition, and nearly 3,000 urban tanks, along with their unprecedented (and highly illegal) domestic spying program was not enough to convince you that the federal government is about to suspend the Constitution once and for all, the man who once vowed to run “the most transparent administration in history” has just rather inexplicably, ordered the U.S. Army to seize every Apache attack helicopter currently in use by the National Guard. In all, the Defense Department will confiscate 192 Apaches from National Guard units around the country and...

    04/17/2014 7:16:43 AM PDT · by · 2 replies ^ | April 17, 2014 17 hrs | Dmitry Tymchuk
    According to the Information of resistance, near a military unit in Mariupol is a battle. At the moment Ukrainian soldiers repulsed two attacks using weapons to kill. Part of the storming "green men". However, according to our data, this is not Russian soldiers and fighters from local separatists in basic military training, dressed in the appropriate form but without insignia. They are the representatives of GRU HEADQUARTERS ARMED FORCES of the RUSSIAN FEDERATION.
  • Turchynov Tells Defence Ministry Disestablish 25th Brigade Of Air Assault Forces

    04/17/2014 3:27:24 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 6 replies
    Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada/Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov has instructed the Defence Ministry to disestablish 25th separate airborne brigade of the High Mobility Assault Forces of the Armed Forces, he has told a parliament session. "25th separate airborne brigade, whose military showed cowardice and surrendered arms, will be disestablished... The Defence Ministry has received this instruction," he said. Moreover, Turchynov says this brigade's servicemen will stand trial; he says the Prosecutor-General's Office has received a corresponding order too. As Ukrainian News earlier reported, the Defence Ministry refutes 25th separate airborne brigade of the High Mobility Assault Forces of the Armed...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 17 April 2014

    04/16/2014 6:00:38 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 132 replies
    Serving The Best Troops & Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ EQUIPMENT CHECK Army Sgt. Nicholas Parrott prepares a Bambi bucket for a CH-47 Chinook helicopter to help fight the East Peak fire near La Veta, CO, June 21, 2013. Parrott is assigned to the Colorado Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment, stationed on Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora, CO. U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Darin Overstreet 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. SUNSET MONITOR Navy...
  • IDF Forms Intelligence Unit that Includes Autistic Soldiers

    04/16/2014 8:29:47 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 77 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4-16-14 | Abraham Rabinovich
    The Israeli army has formed a specialized intelligence unit that includes soldiers diagnosed with autism, a neurological disorder involving impaired social interaction and communication problems. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) spokesman’s office said that the autistic soldiers have remarkable visual and analytic capabilities. “They can detect even the smallest details, undetectable to most people,” it said in a press release. The commander of the unit, identified only as “Col. J,” said that the success of the program exceeded all expectations. “Their job is to take visual materials from satellite images and airborne sensors,” he said. “With the help of their...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    04/16/2014 7:53:56 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 11 replies
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  • Israel set to launch production of wing assemblies for F-35

    04/16/2014 12:19:30 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 12 replies ^ | April 14th, 2014 | World Tribune
    TEL AVIV — Israel has been preparing to produce the first components for the U.S.-origin Joint Strike Fighter. The state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries is working on production lines for the wing assembly of the F-35 fighter-jet. The wing assembly was awarded by Lockheed Martin as part of Israel’s order of 19 fifth-generation combat aircraft over the next four years. “This new and advanced production line represents an important milestone for IAI and ensures its involvement in the world’s most advanced fighter aircraft,” IAI president Joseph Weiss said.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ The Kite Test ~ 16 April 2014

    04/15/2014 6:00:22 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 127 replies
    Serving The Best Troops & Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ Freeper Canteen ~ Canteen Mission StatementShowing 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 Kite Test Click here and take the quiz! To share your results, click on the green "HTML" button, then copy and 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.
  • Known Terrorist Killers Free From GITMO While We Have Soldiers Locked Up In Leavenworth!

    04/15/2014 3:04:00 PM PDT · by seekthetruth · 14 replies
    Beverly Perlson Of The Band Of Mothers | April 15, 2014 | SeekTheTruth
    Thanking you in advance for reading and helping our soldiers! Below is a beautiful email sent by Michael Behenna. He is finally home and thank you to all who helped him through calls you made and letters you wrote on his behalf. Michael is right, the fight is not over. We still have Sons locked up in Leavenworth who need our help. I had the good fortune to visit with Sgt Derrick Miller at Leavenworth this past weekend. I am astounded, after meeting this truly good man, that anyone in their right mind can justify keeping him locked away. I...
  • Former Army Sgt. Kyle J. White to receive Medal of Honor

    04/15/2014 2:41:20 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | April 15, 2014
    WASHINGTON — Former Army Sgt. Kyle J. White will be awarded the Medal of Honor on May 13, 2014, the White House announced late Tuesday afternoon. White will receive the nation's highest military award for his actions during a dismounted movement in mountainous terrain in Aranas, Afghanistan, on November 9, 2007. He was then serving as a Platoon Radio Telephone Operator assigned to C Company, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade. White, who now works as an investment analyst in Charlotte, N.C., will be the seventh living recipient to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions...
  • UKRAINE: Dnipropetrovsk promises Putin a “second Stalingrad”

    04/15/2014 7:18:05 AM PDT · by · 8 replies
    Euromaidan ^ | April 15, 2014 | Deputy Governor of the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Administration Hennadiy Korban
    A special forces battalion called Dnipro is being formed in Dnipropetrovsk, announced Deputy Governor of the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Administration Hennadiy Korban, as reported by TSN, April 14. According to Korban, the formation of the battalion will begin this week and the selected soldiers will not represent any political organizations. Korban said that organizers are especially interested in volunteers with battle experience and previous experience in armed forces or law enforcement agencies. The salary of an ordinary soldier in this elite unit will be not less that the UAH equivalent of US $1,000. A commander’s salary will be the equivalent of...
  • Prayer for our American Heroes and Nation

    04/15/2014 2:19:34 AM PDT · by Jeanbl · 9 replies
    April 15, 2014 | Jeanbl
    O man greatly beloved, fear not. Peace be unto thee; be strong, yea, be strong. Daniel 10:9
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, California ~ 15 APRIL 2014

    04/14/2014 6:00:24 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 68 replies
    Serving The Best Troops & Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, CaliforniaNaval Weapons Station Seal Beach is a United States Navy weapons and munitions loading, storage and maintenance facility located in Seal Beach, California with detachments in Concord, Fallbrook, and San Diego, all also in California. The command exists to provide base operating support to the Navy's ordnance mission. Command and tenant personnel provide munitions receipt, segregation, inspection, maintenance, storage, issue, and assessment services to Navy operating forces and other Department of Defense and homeland security entities. Overall, the command supports the provisioning of missiles, torpedoes, and...
  • Comedian Lewis Black Wants Cruz-Palin Ticket

    04/14/2014 3:59:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Talk Radio News Service ^ | April 14, 2014 | Ed Zuckerman
    Lewis Black injected a bit of his signature brand of humor into the current political discourse on Monday, calling socialism “enforced Christianity” and telling anyone that calls Obama a socialist that “you’ve got to be out of your goddamn mind.” The comedian, playwright and Daily Show fixture, speaking at the National Press Club in Washington DC, went on to lampoon Republican attacks on the federal government and the role they ascribe to “entrepreneurs” in the American economy. “To say it’s all going to come from the private sector is truly psychotic,” Black said. Asked about his preferred candidates for the...
  • UNITED UKRAINE: The Armed Forces of Ukraine are ready for combat.

    04/14/2014 3:34:52 PM PDT · by · 29 replies
    Channel 5 ^ | 4-14-2014 2 hours ago
    21:14 The Armed Forces of Ukraine are ready for combat. "As of today, Ukraine's armed forces are prepared to fulfill the tasks defined by decision of the National Security and Defense," A statement made by Acting Minister for Defense Mykhailo Koval on First National TV Channel. He went on to say that the armed forces can take action without a declaration of martial law under the anti-terrorist operation. - Channel5
  • Is it “treason” yet? [Obama secretly gives military equipment to Russia]

    04/14/2014 10:24:00 AM PDT · by grundle · 13 replies
    Designs on the Truth ^ | March 27, 2014
    .vvqbox { display: block; max-width: 100%; visibility: visible !important; margin: 10px auto; } .vvqbox img { max-width: 100%; height: 100%; } .vvqbox object { max-width: 100%; } "Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who happen to be walking about." ~ G.K.Chesterton ~ Designs on the Truth ~ HOMEABOUTTRUTH for Seekers Is it “treason”yet? Posted on March 27, 2014 I haven’t seen this story anywhere else, but it was posted on the Judicial Watch Blog...
  • Pro-Russia Separatists in Ukraine Appeal to Putin for Help

    04/14/2014 9:07:58 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 46 replies
    VOA ^ | 14 Apr 14 | Unknown
    Pro-Russia separatists who said they were part of a new “Donetsk People's Republic” in eastern Ukraine appealed on Monday for Russian President Vladimir Putin to help defend them against Ukrainian government forces. Speaking at a news conference at the headquarters of the city administration of Slovyansk, a separatist leader asked Putin “to personally direct your attention to the unfolding situation and help us as much as you can.” The plea for help came hours after a Kyiv-set deadline expired under which separatists occupying government building in eastern Ukraine were to disarm or face an assault by Ukrainian security forces. Meanwhile,...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    04/14/2014 6:58:18 AM PDT · by Faith · 10 replies
    April 14, 2014 | Faith
    When you pass through the waters, I will be with You; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you: when you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon you. – Isaiah 43: 2
  • Defense official on Ukraine policy: Israeli interests needn't be identical to U.S.'

    04/14/2014 2:31:55 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 3 replies
    Haaretz ^ | April 13, 2014 | Barak Ravid and Jonathan Lis
    U.S. officials angry over Israel's lack of condemnation of Russia. Israeli policy is driven by its own security interests and does not need to be identical to that of the U.S., a senior defense official said Sunday in response to Haaretz's report that White House and State Department officials in Washington have built up a great deal of anger over Jerusalem's "neutrality" regarding Russia's invasion of the Crimean Peninsula. Senior figures in the Obama administration have expressed great disappointment with the lack of support from Israel for the American position on the Ukraine crisis and with the fact that the...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Real Hollywood Heroes Part 1 ~ April 14, 2014

    04/13/2014 5:01:04 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 87 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC
      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 ~   Real Hollywood Heroes Part 1 Info from here.               "Armies do not fight wars; nations fight wars. War is not a military activity conducted by soldiers, but rather a social activity that involves entire nations. . . ." ~ Lt. Col. Paul Yingling, U.S. Army  There were...
  • Obama secretly gave military equipment to Russia after Russia invaded Ukraine

    04/13/2014 4:09:35 PM PDT · by grundle · 39 replies
    wordpress ^ | April 13, 2014 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Obama secretly gave military equipment to Russia after Russia invaded Ukraine Judicial Watch reports that the Obama administration had secretly given military equipment to Russia after Russia invaded Ukraine.I wonder what makes Obama’s supporters happier - the fact that he gave Russia this military aid after it invaded Ukraine, or the fact that he kept it a secret.Of course if a Republican president did this, the so-called “peace activists” and “anti-war activists” would be livid with protest. But since Obama is a Democrat, they don’t mind at all. I’m sure they’d happily elect him for a...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (4/12/14)[Prayer]

    04/13/2014 4:46:53 AM PDT · by left that other site · 19 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/12/14 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Stand Firm Psalm 91 New International Version (NIV) 1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High     will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.[a] 2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,     my God, in whom I trust.” 3 Surely he will save you     from the fowler’s snare     and from the deadly pestilence. 4 He will cover you with his feathers,     and under his wings you will find refuge;     his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. 5 You will not fear the terror of night,     nor the...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel Palm Sunday ~ NAVIGATION ~ 13 April 2014

    04/12/2014 5:08:34 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 104 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          NAVIGATION Navigation of a ship at sea is, in principle, a very simple matter: you plot a course between where you are and where you want to be, and let the propeller muscle the ship through the water. As simple as that seems, it won’t happen without another very important element: the rudder! The rudder performs its quiet, steady work, unshaken by the tremendous pressures directed against it. And it must hold the true course without deviation. The navigation of a human life is also, in principle, a very simple matter. As with a ship, there...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    04/12/2014 10:04:04 AM PDT · by Irish Rose · 10 replies
    April 12, 2014 | Irish Rose
    The LORD will rise up as he did at Mount Perazim, he will rouse himself as in the Valley of Gibeon— to do his work, his strange work, and perform his task, his alien task. (Isaiah 28:21)
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 12 April 2014

    04/11/2014 5:58:37 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 290 replies
    Our Troops Rock!!!! | The 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...
  • The seductive allure of wars we’re not winning

    04/11/2014 2:16:09 PM PDT · by centurion316 · 9 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 11, 2014 | Andrew J.. Bacevich
    For better or worse, ours is today a warlike nation that depends on volunteers to fill the ranks of its armed forces. Young men and women have a variety of motives for signing up. No doubt some do so for high-minded, even idealistic reasons. For many, however, more pragmatic considerations figure: a job with salary and benefits, a chance to escape from a humdrum or dispiriting existence. In all likelihood, few volunteers know what they are getting into, particularly in wartime. Fully disclosing what service in a distant war zone might entail is not a high priority for recruiters trying...
  • Help For Ukraine Would Be Equal To Helping Syrian "Rebels" When Obama Waited Too Long

    04/11/2014 7:30:32 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 18 replies
    4/11/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Obama waited too long to help the Syrian FSA against the monstrous Assad regime. When some sort of intervention was talked about: (bombing, indirect support, arms, etc) it was TOO late to help, and it would most likely have helped (either directly or indirectly) terroristic elements and possibly Al Qaeda elements which had taken the lead in Syria against Assad. NO WAY ON DOING THAT. PERIOD. And, once again, it is too late to help the Ukrainians against the thug Putin. (strike one against helping them). And as long as the Ukrainian gov't hasn't ran Svoboda and Right Sector and...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (4/11/2014) [Prayer]

    04/10/2014 10:12:32 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 23 replies
    11 April 2014 | NEWwoman
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Communion on the Moon, 1969 Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. Psalm 139:7,8 (NIV) ----
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 11 April 2014

    04/10/2014 5:59:22 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 119 replies
    April 10, 2014 | 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...
  • Black lawmakers urge Defense Dept. to change ‘discriminatory’ grooming rules

    04/10/2014 4:29:37 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 10, 2014 | By Douglas Ernst
    Black female lawmakers have now weighed in on an Army controversy over what one soldier calls “racially biased” hairstyle regulations. Sixteen female members of the Congressional Black Caucus signed a letter Thursday to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, stating that the changes are “discriminatory rules targeting soldiers who are women of color.” The rule in question, Army Regulation 670-1, bans hairstyles that require twists and dreadlocks, among other options preferred by minority soldiers. The Army contends that the grooming requirement is needed to “maintain uniformity.”
  • Obama Disarms, Cuts Deployed Nuke Force By 50

    04/10/2014 10:56:57 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 10, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Disarming America: The U.S. has announced plans to place 50 nuclear missiles in storage as part of its commitment to the New START Treaty signed with Russia, ignoring Moscow's violation of another arms treaty. The Pentagon announced Tuesday the United States' Strategic Force Structure designed "to comply with the New START Treaty," as a Defense Department press release notes. It means that 50 Minuteman III missiles — out of a current force of 450 — will be removed from their silos and stored away. The silos will be kept "warm," that is, available for future use and for re-insertion of...
  • Latest Navy SEAL K9's Equipped with Live Camera, Kevlar Vest, and Night-Vision Goggles

    04/10/2014 6:29:38 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 18 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 10 April 2014 | reaganite Republican
    Cairo -pictured above- is (like most canine members of the elite U.S. Navy SEALs) a Belgian Malinois...The breed is similar to a German Shepherd but a bit smaller/more compact -adult male cca 65 lbs- and is therefore considered better for various parachute jumping and rappelling operations with the USN's SEAL teams.  This particular dog was the one who first entered the Abbottabad compound the night night that SEAL Team Six got Bin Laden. He even got to meet President Obama afterward, although it's doubtful the dog was impressed... these things can smell weakness a mile away- Like their human counterparts, the K9 SEALs are highly...
  • Ukraine crisis: Is Russia ready to move into eastern Ukraine?

    04/10/2014 1:16:29 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 3 replies
    BBC Europe ^ | April 8, 2014 | Jonathan Marcus
    With Nato assessments that there are some 40,000 Russian troops massed on the Ukrainian border ready to move at a few hours' notice, the heightening war of words between Moscow and Kiev raises a genuine prospect of conflict. If Russia requires a pretext to move into eastern Ukraine, then many of the elements of that narrative are already in place. But what of the Russian military's capabilities? What can be deduced from what we have seen so far of Russian operations in Crimea? Keir Giles, director of the Conflict Studies Research Centre (CSRC), a group specialising in Russian military affairs,...
  • A Republican Path to Citizenship – Via Boot Camp

    04/10/2014 12:18:58 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 11 replies
    Fiscaltimes via Yahoo! ^ | April 8, 2014 | Timothy R. Homan
    In the absence of comprehensive immigration reform in the U.S. House, some Republicans are pushing for a different path to citizenship – via boot camp. Undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. before 2012 and who were 14 years old or younger would become legal permanent residents upon service in the U.S. military under legislation offered by Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA). That provides an expedited path to citizenship compared with the naturalization process. Separation from the military under less-than-honorable conditions would rescind the new residency status. The fact that a Republican is advocating this approach, and can count several...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 10 April 2014

    04/09/2014 6:00:38 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 84 replies
    Serving The Best Troops & Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ SEARCHING BAGS A U.S. soldier and Staff Sgt. Alex, his military working dog trained to detect explosives, search bags of recently graduated Afghan local police officers on former Forward Operating Base Bostik in Afghanistan's Kunar province, June 5, 2013. As of June 19, 2013, Afghan national forces assumed the lead for security in their country. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brittany Armstrong 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. SECURITY...
  • Hard times are fighting times: Why and how we must win the South (Dems/Communists plan for 2014)

    04/09/2014 3:44:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Worker's World ^ | April 8, 2014 | Staff
    The following document was prepared by members of the Durham, N.C., branch of Workers World Party and updated on April 8, 2014. The goal of this document is to help inform discussion at the March 29th Hard Times Are Fighting Times Conference on Socialism by placing current anti-racist struggles in the U.S. South and the U.S. labor movement in the context of historic national oppression and previous setbacks in the South. The goal is to avoid past mistakes and build greater unity in and between the anti-racist and union movements. To accomplish this we will first lay out some...
  • Sen. John McCain: Send Weapons To Ukraine

    04/09/2014 8:04:03 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 61 replies
    [Caption:] U.S. Senator John McCain, center, speaks as Democratic Senator from the state of Connecticut, Chris Murphy, second left, and Opposition leader Oleh Tyahnybok [All Ukrainian Union "Svoboda" leader], stand around him during a Pro-European Union rally in Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. Sen. John McCain (R. Ariz.) advocated for sending arms to Ukraine Tuesday [link at URL] on Fox News. McCain acknowledged the arms would not likely enable Ukraine to defeat the Russians in open war, but emphasized it could improve the Ukrainian military's morale and ensure that the Russians would have "a real fight...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    04/09/2014 8:02:13 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 11 replies
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