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  • Biden establishes government task force to combat antisemitism

    12/12/2022 4:59:24 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    The hill ^ | 12/12/2022 | Brett Samuels
    President Biden will establish a task force to coordinate government efforts to address antisemitism and other forms of religious bigotry, the White House said Monday, in the wake of a rise in antisemitic rhetoric from high-profile public figures. Biden is creating an interagency group led by the staff at the Domestic Policy Council and the National Security Council, press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement. The group’s first order of business will be to formulate a national strategy to counter antisemitism.
  • Biden to take on ‘junk fees’ as part of his plan to combat inflation

    10/26/2022 9:30:42 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/26/2022 | ALEX GANGITANO
    President Biden on Wednesday announced that the administration will take on so-called junk fees as a way to help bring down costs for Americans during high inflation. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is taking new steps to eliminate billions in banking fees, hidden charges and added fees on cable bills, airline tickets and hotel bookings. “Today my administration is announcing new actions to lower the costs of everyday living for American families, to put more money in the pockets of middle income and working class Americans, to hold big corporations accountable,” Biden said in remarks at the White House. The...
  • Musk challenges Putin to ‘single combat’ over Ukraine, Russia responds: 'Weakling' (NOT the Bee)

    03/14/2022 7:50:20 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 29 replies
    FOX News ^ | Danielle Wallace
    Tesla CEO and SpaceX founder Elon Musk wrote to his 77.7 million Twitter followers on Monday that he was challenging Russian President Vladimir Putin to single combat and wagering Ukraine.
  • Zelensky Calls on European Citizens with ‘Combat Experience’ to Help Defend Ukraine

    02/25/2022 5:25:33 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/25/2022 | Nick Gilbertson
    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is calling upon European citizens with combat experience to travel to Ukraine and fight against Russia. Zelensky’s plea to Europeans came in a speech Friday:
  • Navy combat ship USS Milwaukee sidelined over COVID outbreak

    12/24/2021 5:47:57 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 52 replies
    Nypost ^ | 12/24/2021 | Kenneth Garger
    A US Navy combat ship has delayed its deployment to South America due to a COVID-19 outbreak among the crew, officials said Friday. The USS Milwaukee, which deployed from Mayport, Fla. on Dec. 15 will remain in port at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, where it had stopped for a scheduled visit.
  • Social Engineering Defeats Combat

    12/03/2021 4:44:40 PM PST · by Retain Mike · 5 replies
    self | December 3, 2021 | Self
    Obama’s defense department announcement on December 3 of 2015 about women in combat following repeal of DADT demonstrates attachment to a political ideology fueled by arrogance and reinforced by premeditated ignorance. The defense secretary Ash Carter’s supposed managing any long period of study and vigorous debate sought only those mutually supportive creatures that have metastasized throughout the military to serve a social agenda bringing future needless devastation.Most of the points highlighted about women in combat arose first when the decision was made to do away with DADT and invite the LGBTQ (whatever?) community into the mainstream of military operations. In...
  • China’s ‘One-Child Army’ Suffers From Low Morale, Lack of Combat Experience

    11/26/2021 8:13:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 11/26/2021 | Antonio Graceffo
    News AnalysisChina’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is weakened by low morale and lack of combat experience. “Good steel does not become nails,” so goes the Chinese saying, which means good, talented people do not become soldiers.The one-child policy, a cultural lack of respect for soldiers, poor pay, a deficiency of combat experience, and a need to protect the borders makes the PLA much less effective than the U.S. military.Low MoraleJapanese and American military experts speculate the PLA troops suffer from low morale. This is partly due to the low status of soldiers in Chinese society. And also owing to the...
  • Illinois family outraged at no murder charge in teen’s death due to ‘mutual combat’

    10/01/2021 5:36:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    The Grio via Yahoo ^ | 10/01/21 | Biba Adams
    “How is it mutual combat when my son didn’t have anything to combat with?” asks Manuel Porties of the state’s attorney’s office decision. An Illinois family mourning the death of their 18-year-old son is outraged that no murder charges will be filed in conjunction with his death due to what prosecutors are calling “mutual combat.” Manuel Porties, Jr. was killed Tuesday after being stabbed to death during a recorded, planned fight in Schaumburg, a town located 30 miles east of Chicago. According to WGN 9, video of the fight shows Porties Jr. being punched in the face by a 17-year-old,...
  • The Post-War Silence Can be Deafening. Combat Veterans Finally Have a Platform to Share Their Voice

    08/03/2021 5:34:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 3, 2021 | Jason Piccolo
    The 9/11 attacks changed the Nation's dynamic, a newfound sense of patriotism not felt since World War 2 began. On September 20, 2001, George W. Bush stood before the Nation proclaiming, "Our war on terror begins with al-Qaeda, but it does not end there. It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped, and defeated." So, the long war began, with an entire generation growing up knowing nothing but war. Millions deployed to combat zones worldwide for this new form of warfare termed the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). Podcasting flourished during the GWOT...
  • McConnell to run pro-vaccine ads in Kentucky to combat ‘bad advice’

    07/28/2021 9:17:30 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 39 replies
    NY Post ^ | 07/28/2021 | Mark Moore
    Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, a proponent of the coronavirus vaccine, said he will work to counter misinformation about the shots by mounting an ad blitz in his home state of Kentucky. ​”There is bad advice out there, you know. Apparently you see that all over the place: people practicing medicine without a license, giving bad advice. And that bad advice should be ignored,” McConnell told Reuters in an interview published Wednesday. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky on Tuesday issued new guidelines that call for even fully vaccinated people to wear masks indoors in areas where...
  • (Michael Yon) Dispatch 53: Washington, D.C.: A few hints on combat safety in America

    12/22/2020 1:23:24 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 25 replies
    Michael Yon Online ^ | 12/14/2020 | Michael Yon
    14 December 2020 Washington, D.C. Yon-Genre, unedited mind dump: This is intended for journalists -- the few still on the field -- and peaceful people. I spent all day Saturday, 12 December 2020, with various protest groups in Washington, D.C. I believed the probability for violence was 90 percent. And it happened. Numerous stabbings, beatings, large fireworks, pepper spray, arrests, etc. Long time readers know that I spent years in serious wars, and more years in serious conflicts short of war but that were often as violent as war. And yet more time in lower-level conflict. This stuff is second...
  • Air Force to Test Fighter Drone Against Human Pilot

    06/05/2020 10:34:07 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 43 replies
    Air Force Magazine ^ | 4 June 2020 | Rachel Cohen
    Air Force researchers are designing an autonomous aircraft that can take down a manned plane in air-to-air combat, with the goal of pitting the two against each other in July 2021. Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan, head of the Pentagon’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, said the Air Force Research Laboratory team is pushing the boundaries of what the military can build, compared to the aircraft that already fill the service’s squadrons. “[Team leader Steve Rogers] is probably going to have a hard time getting to that flight next year … when the machine beats the human,” Shanahan said during a June...
  • Report: 84% of Women Fail New Army Combat Fitness Test

    11/08/2019 11:41:41 AM PST · by jazusamo · 136 replies
    CNSNews ^ | November 8, 2019 | Kharen Martinez Murcia
    (CNSNews.com) – In a new report, the Center for Military Readiness says that 84% of women fail the New Army Combat Fitness Test and that “all military officials should drop the ‘gender diversity’ agenda and put mission readiness and ‘combat lethality’ first.” “It makes no sense for recruiters to devote more time and money recruiting ‘gender diverse’ trainees who are more likely to be injured, less likely to want infantry assignments, and less likely to remain through basic training or physically-demanding combat arms assignments for twenty years or more,” states the CMR report . On the other side of the...
  • New U.S. Combat Ship (USS Billings) Collides with Canadian Freighter

    06/26/2019 7:45:54 AM PDT · by Starboard · 84 replies
    Freight Waves ^ | 6/24/2019 | Nate Tabak
    An advanced U.S. Navy combat ship struck a berthed freighter in Montreal
  • Our Veterans Protect The Presumption of Innocence… They Deserve Its Benefit

    05/24/2019 3:56:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2019 | David “Bull” Gurfein
    Combat isn’t black and white -- I know, I’ve lived it. When it was announced over the weekend by the New York Times that President Trump is preparing to pardon multiple veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan who have been wrongfully convicted or charged with war crimes, a firestorm of opinions and accusations began to fly. Salon described President Trump’s decision to pardon veterans as taking “imperial overreach to a new level;” The Washington Post’s Editorial Board said “such pardons would send a message of disrespect for the laws of war;” and The New Yorker published an interview with Yale Philosophy Professor Scott Shapiro who argued that pardoning military veterans...
  • PTSD

    04/29/2019 2:01:00 PM PDT · by Chainmail · 107 replies
    Self vanity | Today | Self
    I was listening to the Larry O'Connor Show this afternoon on WMAL and while he was discussing the latest mass shooter atrocity at the synagogue in Poway, a caller named Todd called in and described being in shock that VA facilities had "no security checks" and after all, "veterans have PTSD" and "could bring a weapon in at any time".I tried to call in to the show to talk to Larry but he very shortly segued into Redskins football and the bored-sounding lady screener let me know that I wouldn't be on.First of all, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is the...
  • A Woman Explains Why Women Shouldn’t Be In Combat Units, And She's Got A Point

    01/15/2019 10:18:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/15/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    While this subject has largely fallen into the “settled” category for the most part, it’s still being brought up for discussion among the public. We’re once again talking about women in combat. Back during the Obama administration, Ash Carter was directed to open all combat roles to women. At the time, we were assured that female recruits would have to meet the same physical standards as their male counterparts. Slowly but sure, however, that principle was eroded.As Heather Mac Donald writes in the Wall Street Journal (subscription required), the standards did indeed change. But even with those relaxed standards,...
  • Air Force enlisted chief: ‘Hybrid airmen’ needed to mitigate devastating war

    09/20/2018 7:58:02 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 14 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 9/20/18 | USA Features
    Air Force leaders, like the leaders of the other military branches, are moving to quickly adapt the Trump administration’s National Security Strategy, which calls for a military-wide reorientation away from low-intensity conflicts like those in Iraq and Afghanistan to refocus on fighting major wars against great power near-peer competitors. It’s important to note that other great powers such as Russia and China, along with regional powers like North Korea and Iran, have been studying the U.S. way of war for decades, and as such, they have developed tactics and strategies designed to exploit what they see as operational weaknesses should...
  • In the Army, the Delusion Keeps Rolling Along…

    07/28/2018 4:18:24 PM PDT · by pboyington · 50 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | July 28, 2018 | Ray Starmann
    Meet the Army of 2018, where men are women, women are men, Mommies are Rangers and breast milk is served on tap in the First Sergeant’s lactation station. In order for the complete and final unraveling of the Army’s fighting spirit and combat power to occur, the concept of gender neutrality has to be served up on a platter to the young, gullible Millennial masses and shoved down the throats of the last breed of hardass old school holdouts who are 60 days and wake up away from escaping from an organization they have seen go from the Dirty Dozen...
  • Famous Veteran: Vic Morrow USNAVY Seaman 1st class

    07/25/2018 5:35:29 PM PDT · by eastforker · 12 replies
    TWS ^ | 2015 | Steven Loomis
    Morrow was born in the Bronx, (New York) to a middle class Jewish family, the son of Jean (née Kress) and Harry Morrow, an electric engineer. When he was 17, Morrow dropped out of high school and joined the U.S. Navy. While on active duty he finished his high school requirements and upon his discharge he enrolled under the GI Bill at Florida Southern College, 1948 and 1949, where he first studied pre-law and switched to drama/theatre. Vic then moved to Mexico City and attended college there majoring in drama. He was also a student of the famous "Actors Workshop"...