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  • General Kelly: Working with President Trump to Restore the Sacred

    10/25/2017 10:24:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 25, 2017 | Rebecca Hagelin
    If ever there was an officer and a gentleman, it is retired Marine Gen. John Kelly. Last week, the White House chief of staff directly addressed the offensive politicization of President Trump’s personal phone call to the grieving widow of a courageous Green Beret who gave his life in a distant land. While much has been said about General Kelly’s moving tribute to those who pay the ultimate price for our freedom and the Gold Star families who live the continuous nightmare of their loss, his other declarations regarding our culture are worthy of our appreciation and reflection too. “You...
  • The Vast Majority Of Americans In Their 20s Are Unfit For Military Service

    10/17/2017 11:11:45 AM PDT · by PROCON · 48 replies
    taskandpurpose.com ^ | Oct. 13, 2017 | JAMES CLARK
    Army Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., the Army's chief of staff, administers the oath of enlistment to 26 recruits in New York City, April 1, 2009.The military is facing a growing recruiting crisis: 71% of Americans between 17 and 24 can’t meet the minimum criteria for service, which places the burden of service on an ever-small and shrinking pool of troops with a family history of joining the military. At an Oct. 12 Heritage Foundation panel in Washington, D.C., Rep. Don Bacon, a Nebraska Republican and former Air Force one-star general told attendees “the single most important ingredient to readiness...
  • Cellphone service could be spotty for rural eclipse-watchers

    07/30/2017 9:57:42 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | July 30 at 10:23 AM | Jim Salter | AP
    If you plan to livestream next month’s solar eclipse from one of the prime viewing spots... “We’re expecting a good experience but there will be times at peak where the network will struggle,” said Paula Doublin, assistant vice president for construction and engineering for AT&T, the nation’s second-largest provider. Some communities are hosting eclipse-watch gatherings that are expected to draw tens of thousands of people. The 6,700 residents of Madras, Oregon, will be far outnumbered by visitors, and Verizon, AT&T and Sprint all plan to bring portable towers for its event. AT&T will deploy eight portable cell towers across the...
  • The Mission Statement of Judaism

    07/14/2017 10:14:41 AM PDT · by Phinneous · 40 replies
    theyeshiva.com ^ | 7/14/17 | Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Jacobson
    The Verse that Says It All A fascinating Midrash credits an isolated verse in this week's Torah portion, Pinchas, with encapsulating the quintessence of Judaism[1]. The Midrash quotes four opinions as to which biblical verse best sums up the ultimate message of Torah. One sage, by the name of Ben Azzai, believed it was the verse in Genesis[2]: "This is the book of the chronicles of man; on the day that G-d created man He created him in the image of G-d." Another sage, by the name of Ben Zoma, holds a different verse to be more central to Jewish...
  • USMC Vet: Employer Won't Let Me Come to Work With PTSD Service Dog

    07/08/2017 7:00:17 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 75 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 8, 2017
    USMC Vet: Employer Won't Let Me Come to Work With PTSD Service Dog A United States Marine Corps veteran who suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder said his employer won't let him come to work with his service dog. Yauncey Long said Cincinnati Bell, a Midwest telecomm company, refused to let him work in the company of his service dog, C4. Long said he's gotten pushback from the company, including "unsatisfactory" responses from management, after he applied for reasonable accommodations. He said he was sent home every day for a week without pay after he came to work with C4. Long...
  • Airline execs get called to D.C. to talk about their bad customer service

    05/03/2017 1:34:45 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 7 replies
    GoMN.com ^ | May 3, 2017 | Shaymus McLaughlin
    Full title:"Airline execs get called to D.C. to talk about their bad customer service" It turns out high-profile stories about customers being mistreated – like having police drag a bloodied doctor from a flight and an airline employee yelling at a passenger to hit him – get the attention of U.S. lawmakers. Top execs from the airline industry got to sit in front of U.S. House lawmakers for hours Tuesday, answering questions about “airline customer service issues,” as the agenda so wonderfully understates. The oversight hearing was being held by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, which two of Minnesota’s...
  • Actions Speak Louder than Words (United Airlines E-mail)

    04/28/2017 5:47:41 AM PDT · by drop 50 and fire for effect · 26 replies
    United Airlines E-mail ^ | 28 April 2017 | Oscar Munoz
    NOTE: The link is to the public statement on the Dr. Dao incident by United. Complementing that public statement, United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz emailed United MileagePlus members about that incident and what United intends to do in the future. It is posted for general information and comment. Dear Mr. XXXX, Each flight you take with us represents an important promise we make to you, our customer. It's not simply that we make sure you reach your destination safely and on time, but also that you will be treated with the highest level of service and the deepest sense of...
  • The Warrior Song - Leviathan

    04/20/2017 8:08:40 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 7 replies
    Youtube, Smack ^ | Feb 7, 2013 | Smack
    Published on Feb 7, 2013 To the United States Navy, with our thanks. Visit us at http://www.thewarriorsong.com or on iTunes Joey Kar - Guitars, Bass, Vocals Eric Somers-Urrea - Drums Elijah "Crow" Figures - Vocals James "Gunny" DeVito - Vocals Sean Householder - Vocals, Production The eagle born by freedom won, yet held in precarious station, set upon defense and steeled his will to guard and protect his new nation. So he resolved, defiant of all who would challenge his right to be free, with a "swift-sailing vessel and ten carriage guns" to hunt the world's oceans and seas. Born...
  • Secret Service Theft Caught on Video Thief Knew What He Was After

    03/20/2017 9:37:16 AM PDT · by LouieFisk · 39 replies
    TMZ ^ | March 20,2017 | TMZ
    Our sources say the thief -- whom they say is a man -- was caught on surveillance video pulling up to the agent's driveway in an Uber at around 3 AM Thursday. The video shows the man make a beeline for the agent's car, removing a backpack with the computer inside and then walking off. As we reported, the hard drive contained Trump Tower floor plans and evacuation protocols, but the agency insists there was no classified info inside.
  • No Men Need Apply: Women's Car Service Should Be Welcomed, Not Sued

    02/03/2017 3:55:19 PM PST · by American Quilter · 74 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 3 Feb 2017 | Jeff Jacoby
    Safr, a ride-hailing company for women, is planning to open for business in Boston next month. By hiring only female drivers and picking up only female passengers, the new enterprise aims to serve women who don't feel comfortable getting alone into a car with a male stranger. Here's to Safr's success — may the company encounter only happy customers. More likely, it will encounter James J. Foster. Or someone just like him.
  • Red Kettle plea: Salvation Army donations way down in Northeast Ohio

    12/23/2016 12:19:51 PM PST · by EBH · 17 replies
    FOX8 ^ | 12/21/2016 | Darren Sweeney
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Salvation Army said donations for its Red Kettle campaign are way down from last year. On Tuesday, The Salavation Army said donations were down by nearly $2 million dollars in Northeast Ohio. Last year, the agency collected nearly $4.8 million over the holiday season. "Thousands of people in our community are hurting and we are committed to doing all we can to raise the necessary funds to support those needs," Major Evan Hickman, Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army's Northeast Ohio Division said in a news release. Video at source
  • HILLARY AND DONALD - HEY LOSER... SAY GOODBYE TO THE SECRET SERVICE

    11/22/2016 8:28:05 AM PST · by Libloather · 75 replies
    TMZ ^ | 11/08/16
    It's expensive as hell to protect presidential candidates like Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump... which explains why the Secret Service drops the loser FAST... but maybe not as fast as you think. The federal government shells out about $40k PER DAY to protect Hillary -- code name "Evergreen" -- and Donald -- code name "Mogul." The cost of protecting candidates in 2012 reportedly approached $113 million. There's no hard-and-fast rule on when the Secret Service stops protecting the loser. It's done on a case-by-case ... but typically, agents say sayonara to the loser about a week after the election. The...
  • Yes We Can Can!

    10/01/2016 5:58:44 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-1-2016 | MOTUS
    Where exactly do you fall on the political spectrum Secretary Clinton? Stalwart Progressive, as you told us last July? “I take a backseat to no one when you look at my record in standing up and fighting for progressive values.” A Centrist like your dear husband, as you told us last month: “You know, I get accused of being kind of moderate and center. I plead guilty.” Butt really, what difference, at this point, does it make? Especially since your opponent is a xenophobic, Islamophobic sexist pig.  *cough* *cough*I mean, Hillary could be a Marxist and apparently many former Republicans...
  • Curt Schilling: Public service is about being a leader

    09/30/2016 3:47:54 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9-30-2016 | Cavuto
    Sep. 30, 2016 - 11:03 - On 'Your World,' former MLB All-Star on running for Senate, voting for Trump
  • Clinton announces ‘National Service Reserve’ for millennials

    09/30/2016 10:38:22 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 135 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Sept. 30, 2016 | Liz Goodwin
    Hillary Clinton announced Friday that she wants to enlist 5 million new volunteers into a “national service reserve” aimed at 18- to 30-year-olds. “What if we strengthen the culture of service in America? So it wasn’t just something we did one day a year, but it became a regular part of our lives,” she asked in a Florida rally on the topic of national service Friday. The former secretary of state argued that her volunteer plan would help combat growing self-segregation in America, where people surround themselves with people who think, talk, look and read the same news as them....
  • What One Million Recently Fired Chinese Coal And Steel Workers Are Doing Now

    07/22/2016 11:10:48 PM PDT · by dennisw · 46 replies
    zerohedge ^ | Jul 22, 2016 5:40 PM | by Tyler Durden
    Having followed China's biggest risk with great interest for the past year, which incidentally is not its $36 trillion in debt, nor its defaults, its zombie companies, its ponzi "wealth products", its currency, its capital outflows, its crony capitalism and corruption, nor its gargantuan capital misallocation, but the threat of a social revolution as a result of a surge in unemployment as entire zombie industries fail, that has always been true biggest risk for Beijing (something the Politburo knows very well), we found it less than surprising when last September a Chinese coal company announced it would fires 100,000. That...
  • House rejects effort to ban illegal immigrants from military service

    06/17/2016 4:00:27 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/16/16 | Cristina Marcos
    In a break from previous votes on the issue, the House on Thursday rejected two GOP proposals to prevent the Obama administration from enlisting young illegal immigrants to serve in the military. More than 30 Republicans with more centrist views on immigration joined all Democrats in opposing the two amendments offered to a Defense Department spending bill. The amendments failed narrowly with votes of 207-214 and 210-211, respectively.
  • What should Donald Trumps Secret Service Code Name Be?

    05/07/2016 10:56:43 AM PDT · by astrat7 · 221 replies
    Self | 05/07/2016 | Andrea
    Ronald Reagans name was Rawhide....
  • Heroic US Marine Corps service dog awarded top medal for war animals

    04/05/2016 10:52:23 AM PDT · by twister881 · 10 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 5, 2016 | Fox News
    A heroic U.S. Marine Corps German shepherd that lost a leg sniffing out a roadside bomb in Afghanistan was awarded the world's highest honor for service dogs during a special ceremony Tuesday. Lucca, who served U.S. troops during more than 400 missions in Iraq and Afghanistan over a six-year span, received the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) Dickin Medal at the Wellington Barracks in London. She is the first Marine Corps dog to receive the medal, considered the top honor for war animals around the world.
  • Canada Set To Unleash Negative Interest Rates As Oil Patch Dies, Depression Deepens

    01/19/2016 3:59:55 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/19/2016 | Tyler Durden
    This Wednesday, the Bank of Canada has a decision to make.Canada's oil "dream" is dying thanks to the inexorable slide in crude prices and as the IEA made clear earlier today, the pain is set to persist for the foreseeable future as the world "drowns in oversupply.""Lower for longer" has hit the country's oil patch hard. We've spent quite a bit of time documenting the plight of Alberta, where job cuts tied to crude's slide have led directly to rising suicide rates, soaring property crime, and increased food bank usage (not to mention booming business for repo men).Adding insult...