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  • Ocasio-Cortez: We Must Use Blueprint From Defeating Nazis to Defeat Global Warming

    10/20/2018 6:36:18 AM PDT · by kevcol · 117 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 19, 2018 | Cameron Cawthorne
    Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday night said the way the Allied Powers defeated the Nazis during World War II provides a blueprint for how the United States should defeat global warming. Ocasio-Cortez appeared at a climate change town hall in College Point, a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens, where she discussed her "radical" plan to tackle global warming, according to a clip first flagged by the Republican National Committee.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops: A through T ~ 20 October 2018

    10/19/2018 6:02:21 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 135 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen DJs
        ***** Tunes For Our Troops ~ A through T ~ ***** ~ 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...
  • Women in Combat? Secretary Mattis Steps Into a Minefield

    10/19/2018 5:20:53 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 84 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | October 19, 2018 | Edward D. Chang
    ...Jim Mattis has largely avoided the major controversies that have plagued his fellow Trump cabinet members. But if the reaction to his recent remarks at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) are any indication, his luck may have begun to run out. During a September visit to the military school, Mattis offered his thoughts on women serving in combat infantry jobs, later interpreted by the Associated Press as a “dim view” of their prospects. The comments were further panned by those advocating the integration of women into combat, who characterized Mattis as “poisoning the well” and “sabotaging” efforts to integrate women....
  • Trump Critic O’Donnell Calls For Military Takeover In U.S.

    10/19/2018 1:18:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Leadership ^ | October 19, 2018 | Agency Report
    Rosie O’Donnell, a notorious critic of President Trump, said Thursday she wants the U.S. armed forces to remove him from the White House. “I want to send the military to the White House to get him,” O’Donnell said on MSNBC, as host Nicolle Wallace discussed Trump’s threats to have the military “close” the U.S.-Mexico border amid reports a massive migrant caravan is en route to the area. The former talk show host also reflected on a previous suggestion to impose martial law to delay President Trump’s inauguration. “When he was elected what I wrote on Twitter was we should impose...
  • FReeper Canteen ~Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 19 October 2018

    10/18/2018 6:00:53 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 111 replies
    October 18, 2018 | Canteen Gnomes
    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,or maybe a tall brew?Topped off with great conversation and music. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a glass and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could join us. Enjoy your stay. Our AWESOME...
  • Trump's approval rating among military slips; lowest among Army (Misleading headline)

    10/18/2018 11:06:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | October 18, 2018 | Leada Gore
    President Donald Trump's approval rating among members of the military has slipped slightly since he took office two years ago, according to a poll by Military Times. Trump's most recent overall approval rating was 43.8 percent, down from 46.1 percent in 2016. His disapproval rating was 43.1 percent, up from 37 percent two years ago. Troops overwhelmingly support Trump's handling of military issues over that of former President Barack Obama, however. More than 60 percent said they believe the military is in better shape now than under Obama and nearly the same number have a favorable view of Trump's handling...
  • Tomb of the Unknowns Guards Begin Use of Custom M17 Pistols

    10/18/2018 9:20:50 AM PDT · by shove_it · 44 replies
    SoldierSystemsDaily ^ | 13 Oct 2018
    Yesterday, Tomb Guards from the US Army’s 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) were presented with 4 ceremonial M17 pistols at Arlington National Cemetery. These works of art were created by SIG SAUER specifically for use by the Guards. This ceremony marks the first use of the M17, which will accompany the Sentinels of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers as they stand guard 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The unique distinguishing features for the M17 Tomb of the Unknown Pistols include: • Pistol Names: each of the four pistols bears...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 18 October 2018

    10/17/2018 6:03:24 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 38 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ ESTONIA EXERCISE Estonian and U.S. soldiers train during a combat exercise at the Estonian Central Training Area near Tapa, Estonia, April 6, 2017. The U.S. soldiers, assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, participated to boost the capabilities of the Estonian forces under the NATO-led Operation Atlantic Resolve. Army photo by Jason Johnston 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. TAPPING THE TAB A soldier touches the Ranger...
  • Trump’s Approval Rate Among Active-Duty Troops Drops to 44%, Military Times Poll Says

    10/17/2018 12:53:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 121 replies
    Fortune ^ | 10/16/2018 | By KEVIN KELLEHER
    President Trump’s support among U.S. troops appears to be fading, with a new survey from Military Times showing that support for him has ebbed during the past two years while his disapproval rating has increased. The survey of 829 respondents, conducted between Sept. 20 and Oct. 2, showed that the percentage approving of Trump has declined to 43.8% from 46.1% two years ago, while those disapproving rose to 43.1% from 37%. Respondents who were neutral on Trump declined from 17% to 13%, “suggesting political polarization inside the military community has intensified in recent years,” the publication said. Military Times is...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What's Wrong In These Twilight Zone Images Quiz - Wed., October 17, 2018

    10/16/2018 6:00:42 PM PDT · by LUV W · 74 replies
    The greatest troops and vets in the world...and their families! | LUV W and the Canteen Zoners
    ~ 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..... Can You Spot What's Wrong In TheseClassic Twilight Zone Images 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.
  • Hurricane Michael Mangled at Least 17 F-22 Raptors That Failed to Flee Their Base

    10/16/2018 2:01:55 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 129 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 10/15/2018 | Kyle Mizokami
    The U.S. Air Force is assessing what damage more than a dozen F-22 Raptor fighters suffered when Tyndall Air Force Base sustained a direct hit from Hurricane Michael. Up to $2 billion in fighter jets were trapped on the ground because of maintenance issues and forced to ride out the Category 4 hurricane. Photographs show the hangars where F-22s were parked suffered severe damage. First, the good news: Although Tyndall Air Force Base took a hard hit from the hurricane, all 3,600 military personnel and their families living on the base were successfully evacuated beforehand. The 93 Air Force personnel...
  • Seoul, Washington start talks to share cost of U.S. forces stationed in S.Korea

    10/16/2018 12:47:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Xinhua ^ | October 16, 2018 | Staff
    SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- South Korea and the United States on Tuesday started talks on how to share the defense costs of U.S. forces stationed in South Korea, according to Seoul's foreign ministry. The two-day negotiations were launched in central Seoul to reach a new deal on South Korea's financial contribution to the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK). The negotiation period can be extended, if necessary, as the current deal was set to expire by the end of this year, the Seoul ministry said. In consideration of the time needed for the parliamentary approval, the talks are required to be...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee ~ 16 October 2018

    10/15/2018 6:05:38 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 59 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Arnold Air Force Base, TennesseeArnold Air Force Base (Arnold AFB) is a United States Air Force base located in Coffee and Franklin counties, Tennessee, adjacent to the city of Tullahoma. It is named for General Henry "Hap" Arnold, the father of the U.S. Air Force. There is no longer an active airfield on the base, as the airfield was decommissioned in 2009. Army aviation assets (helicopters) continue to utilize Arnold as part of missions supporting Fort Campbell or the Tennessee Army National Guard.The Arnold Engineering Development Complex operates more than 55 aerodynamic...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Darrell Robins Lindsey ~ 15 October 2018

    10/14/2018 5:02:41 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 50 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    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 ~ Darrell Robins Lindsey Info from here.             Darrell Robins Lindsey (December 30, 1919–August 9, 1944) was a bomber pilot in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II and a posthumous recipient of the Medal of Honor. Lindsey was born in Jefferson, Iowa, to Jesse Lyle and Grace Alice Lindsey. After graduating from high school in Fort Dodge in 1938, he...
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson says Trump's Space Force could be a 'fatal mistake' if done wrong

    10/13/2018 5:49:47 PM PDT · by Innovative · 34 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Oct. 13, 2018 | Adriana Belmonte
    President Trump raised eyebrows earlier this year when he announced plans to create a “Space Force,” which would become the sixth branch of the military. Vice President Mike Pence later announced in a speech that the branch was needed in order for the US to maintain military dominance in space. The proposed Space Force is estimated to cost $13 billion in its first five years. And despite some snickers among political observers, renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson doesn’t think the Space Force is that crazy of an idea. But Tyson, one of the authors of “Accessory to War: The Unspoken...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THE VISIT ~ 14 October 2018

    10/13/2018 5:00:10 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 71 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World | The Canteen Crew
            THE VISIT A lady in a faded gingham dress and her husband, dressed in a homespun threadbare suit, stepped off the train in Boston, and walked timidly without an appointment into the president's outer office. The secretary could tell in a moment that such backwoods, country hicks had no business at Harvard and probably didn't even deserve to be in Cambridge. She frowned. "We want to see the president", the man said softly. "He'll be busy all day," the secretary snapped. "We'll wait," the lady replied. For hours, the secretary ignored them, hoping that the...
  • US Marines reveal plans for plasma crowd control weapon ...to temporarily blind and even burn them

    10/13/2018 7:34:12 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 82 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Mark Prigg
    Full Title: "US Marines reveal plans for plasma crowd control weapon that can shout at people from 3,000 feet away - then be 'turned up' to temporarily blind and even burn them" The weapon can produce a range of effects. At the lowest setting, the weapon can produce speech, and it will be able to warn people upto 1,000m away by delivering voice messages. When it gets closer, the weapon will deliver a 'Flash-bang effect' by sending an 'acoustic blast of ~ 165+ dB at minimum distance of 100 meters'. It will also be able to send a 'Flash blind...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops: Louis Prima ~ 13 October 2018

    10/12/2018 6:03:35 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 213 replies
    Our Troops Rock !! | The Canteen DJs
        ***** Tunes For Our Troops ~ Louis Prima ~ ***** ~ 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...
  • Syracuse tech firm SRC plans to hire 300 as military, overseas sales surge (New York, elsewhere)

    10/12/2018 3:49:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Post-Standard ^ | October 10, 2018 | Mark Weiner
    SRC Inc., one of Central New York's fastest-growing companies, has boosted its expansion and hiring plans amid a surge in sales to U.S. military and international customers. The Cicero-based company plans to hire more than 300 employees within the next year while opening offices in Canada and the United Kingdom, said Paul Tremont, SRC's president and chief executive officer. About 200 of the new employees will be based in Central New York, while other new hires will fill openings in SRC regional offices in Dayton, Ohio; San Antonio; Charlottesville, Va., and Chantilly, Va., he said. Tremont said SRC's growth has...
  • Trump’s List: 289 accomplishments in just 20 months, ‘relentless’ promise-keeping

    10/12/2018 10:03:02 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 21 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 12, 2018 | Paul Bedard
    The Trump administration’s often overlooked list of achievements has surpassed those of former President Reagan at this time and more than doubled since the last tally of accomplishments after his first year in office, giving President Trump a solid platform to run for reelection on. As Trump nears the two-year mark of his historic election and conducts political rallies around the country during which he talks up his wins in hopes it will energize Republican voters, the administration has counted up 289 accomplishments in 18 categories, capped by the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. They include 173...