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  • Make Every Marine a Drone Killer

    11/13/2023 10:12:29 AM PST · by Retain Mike · 21 replies
    November 2023 ^ | Captain Karl Flynn, U.S. Marine Corps
    More recently, the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war and the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war have demonstrated the effectiveness of UASs. In those conflicts, unmanned systems have been used at a scale and sophistication far beyond those of any previous conventional war. UASs and loitering munitions (LMs) proved crucial to Azerbaijan’s victory. Ukraine’s Turkish-built Bayraktar drones grabbed headlines early in the 2022 invasion when they destroyed Russian vehicles with precision munitions.2 Russian Lancet-3 LMs have likewise been documented destroying high-value Ukrainian targets such as surface-to-air missile systems and howitzers.3In addition to purpose-built systems, Ukrainian volunteer groups have used commercially purchased and custom-built unmanned aerial...
  • Democrats Unify Behind Climate Corps, Vague on Details (only $132 billion)

    07/23/2021 4:01:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7/23/21 | Gabriel T. Rubin
    A NEW CIVILIAN CLIMATE CORPS has become a central progressive demand for the Democrats’ budget reconciliation package, and party leaders seem poised to go along. Climate groups and elected officials alike see it as a combination of several top priorities: a tangible response to climate change, a broad-based jobs program aimed especially at young people and people of color, and a test case for Franklin Delano Roosevelt-style populism that President Biden is so eagerly trying to emulate. Like the Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps, it would employ Americans on climate-focused public-works projects like reforestation. But not all CCCs are created equal....
  • AOC, Democrats want to create ‘Civilian Corps’ to battle climate change

    05/05/2021 9:32:47 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 45 replies
    nypost ^ | 05/05/2021 | Mark Moore
    AOC wants you! Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other Democrats backing the Green New Deal are seeking to create a 1.5 million-strong group of Americans to join a “Civilian Climate Corps” to work on federal projects to battle climate change, Fox News reported on Wednesday. The New York Democrat and Sen. Edward Markey of Massachusetts are among the progressive lawmakers who introduced the bill to establish the civilian force that will be tasked with “responding to climate change and transition to a clean economy.”
  • Mitch McConnell to Woke Corps: ‘Republicans Drink Coca-Cola Too, and We Fly and We Like Baseball’

    04/06/2021 12:55:39 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/06/2021 | Joshua Caplan
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Tuesday once again criticized corporate America for wading into hot-button political issues. McConnell stated that corporations should still be free to make political contributions of their choosing, but large companies such as The Coca-Cola Company, Major League Baseball, and Delta Air Lines should avoid injecting themselves into matters like Georgia’s recently-enacted voter integrity law.
  • Biden Executive Order Creates ‘Civilian Climate Corps’ to Fight Climate Change

    01/30/2021 1:59:42 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 104 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/27/2021 | Haris Alic
    President Joe Biden plans to create a New Deal-style “Civilian Climate Corps” to mobilize “a new, diverse generation of patriotic Americans” for the battle against climate change.On Wednesday, Biden unveiled a flurry of executive actions his administration planned to undertake to “tackle the climate crisis at home and abroad.” The president, who campaigned for the White House last year on a platform “environmental justice,” argued the actions were necessary if the United States had any hopes of leading a “global response” to the climate crisis.Just like we need a unified national response to Covid-19 [coronavirus], we desperately need a unified...
  • The Marine Corps' top general explains his decision to ban Confederate flag displays on bases

    04/25/2020 1:44:08 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 75 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 23, 2020 | Gina Harkins
    The Marine Corps' top general has issued a rallying cry for leathernecks to unite around symbols that bring them together, rather than those that divide, as he moves to prohibit the Confederate flag on all installations.
  • Corps Proposes Rule to Remove Federal Infringements on Second Amendment

    04/24/2020 6:06:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 22 April, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    Army Corps of Engineers Land Gun Free Zones For decades, the Corps of Engineers (COE) has infringed on the Second Amendment rights of people in the United States, by limiting the bearing of arms on Corps managed lands and waters. In the last decade, lawsuits have challenged these infringements. The Corps lost one, appealed, and appealed another. After the election of President Trump, the Corps agreed to settle the lawsuits in March of 2017. The proposed rule simply aligns the Corps of Engineers rules with existing law on other government-managed lands and waters. Conformity with state and local laws has...
  • A 'climate corps' is core to many 2020 Democrats' environmental plans (50,000 millennial volunteers)

    08/11/2019 4:52:52 AM PDT · by Libloather · 55 replies
    Washington Post via Chron ^ | 8/08/19 | Dino Grandoni
    WASHINGTON - Democrats running for president on promises to slow climate change are asking young people to do more than just vote for them. Many White House hopefuls are laying out plans to put teenagers and 20-somethings to work guarding the country against the worst effects of global warming. Core to a number of Democrats' climate plans is the creation of a "climate corps." Akin to the Peace Corps launched in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy as a soft-power check against Russia, a climate-focused national service program would tackle what many presidential candidates see as this generation's greatest challenge...
  • Sinkhole Appears on Whitehouse Lawn

    05/22/2018 1:12:41 PM PDT · by Kriggerel · 24 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 22 2018 | Jacqueline Alemany
    ...The sinkhole, confirmed by groundskeepers, is just outside the office of White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley.

    11/10/2017 6:42:02 AM PST · by Red Badger · 15 replies ^ | 10 November 2017 | Red Badger
  • Trump’s WOTUS Repeal Has Yet to Help Modesto Farmer Who Faces $2.8 Million Fine for Plowing

    07/02/2017 3:29:15 PM PDT · by ptsal · 9 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 07/01/2017 | Susan Crabtree
    John Duarte, a fourth-generation California farmer, was disappointed this week when President Trump's repeal of the Waters of the United States rule didn't translate into immediate legal relief from an Obama administration's environmental case against him. Duarte says he has spent $2 million and five years fighting charges that he violated provisions of the Clean Water Act by plowing too deeply on watery areas of a 450-acre parcel of land he purchased to grow winter wheat for at least one year. ========== "I'm still trying to figure out how a plowing method that doesn't not move soil," Duarte said, referring...
  • Duarte hopes Trump’s order will ease harrowing experience against feds in court

    05/26/2017 8:57:17 AM PDT · by ptsal · 17 replies
    Modesto Bee ^ | 05-24-2017 | Jeff Jardine
    When President Trump signed an executive order in February to review President Obama’s “Waters of the United States” rule, Hughson farmer John Duarte finally felt like the government’s case against him could be, well, plowed under. I wrote about Duarte in January 2016 as his legal fight with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers intensified and headed into federal court. But the feds won that round. A judge in June 2016 sided with the Army Corps, and now the case will proceed to the penalty phase in August. The government wants Duarte to pay $2.8 million in fines and up...
  • Army Corps of Engineers Considers Reform of Second Amendment Rules

    03/27/2017 11:47:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    ammoland ^ | 27 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    After President Trump won election in November of 2016, I explained how a Trump administration could eliminate gun free zones in the Army Corps of Engineers. One of the options to do this was with a court ordered settlement agreed to by both sides. Another method available to President Trump is a negotiated Court settlement. The ban on possession of weapons on land administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is being challenged in the Courts. Court cases in both the Ninth Circuit and in the Eleventh Circuit are active. A Trump administration could order the Corps of...
  • President Trump Can Eliminate Gun Free Zones in the Army Corps of Engineers

    11/21/2016 4:13:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    President Donald Trump has committed to eliminating Gun Free Zones.  He cannot eliminate the Gun Free School Zones Act by himself.  It will take Congressional or Court action.  He can eliminate Gun Free Zones on military bases and in recruitment offices. He can eliminate Gun Free Zones on lands managed by the Army Corps of Engineers.  Donald Trump will be the Commander in Chief.  The Army Corps of Engineers is a federal agency in the Department of Defense.  It is commanded by a Lieutenant General (three star), Todd T. Semonite.   General Semonite is under the command of Donald Trump....
  • After 16 years, vindication for Marine pilots

    04/16/2016 7:59:54 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 6 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | April 14, 2016 | Jeanette Steele
    In a victory rare to U.S. military aviation, two widows of Marine Corps pilots have won a 16-year fight to lift blame from their husbands’ shoulders for a 2000 Osprey crash that killed 19 people, including 15 Marines from San Diego County. Test pilots Lt. Col. John Brow and Maj. Brooks Gruber were at the controls of the MV-22 aircraft when it crashed in the Arizona desert during an exercise. The revolutionary aircraft -- which travels like an airplane but lands vertically like a helicopter -- was still in the operational evaluation stage. The Marine Corps had a lot of...
  • Marine Corps scolded for dragging its feet integrating women into the infantry

    01/08/2016 1:21:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/8/16 | Rowan Scarborough
    Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has sent scolding memorandum to the Marine Corps, warning commanders that problems with integrating women into the infantry should not be used as an excuse to “halt the policy.” Mr. Mabus is also ordering the Gen. Robert Neller, the Marine Corps commandant, to remove the word “man” from titles, apparently meaning the job title of “infantryman” is a casualty. Mr. Mabus, a former Democratic governor of Mississippi, has followed the Obama’s administration’s priorities in other ares. He has named war ships after liberal politicians, push climate change initiatives and followed the first lady’s lead on nutrition...
  • Restoration of Second Amendment on Corps Land Proposed by Senator from Idaho

    01/31/2015 5:18:51 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has introduced legislation to remove federal infringments on second amendment rights from lands controlled by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). From the press release: The bill seeks to make firearm regulations consistent across federal lands by allowing law-abiding citizens to carry firearms on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) property. Under current law, a person may carry a concealed weapon in a National Park or Refuge as long as individuals comply with the firearm laws of the park’s home state. However, the same rights are not extended to Americans who hunt, camp or...
  • Does Second Amendment apply to the Corps? 11th Circuit to Decide

    11/27/2014 5:24:10 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Army Corps of Engineers Administered Land In the Ninth Circuit federal court of appeals, District Court Judge B. Lynn Winmill ruled that the second amendment does not stop at the boundary of land administered by  the Army Corps of Engineers.   There are millions of acres of wild land and waters involved, as the Corps of Engineers administers enormous projects across America on the waterways. In the 11th Circuit, Judge Harold Murphy in Georgia has ruled that the second amendment does not apply on land administered by the Corps, because the land is all considered "sensitive", like a courtroom, or...
  • Florida woman loses battle for insurance coverage after home was damaged by ‘exploding’ corpse

    04/26/2014 8:55:35 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 56 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 4/26/14 | Alex Greig
    A Florida appeals court judge has ruled that an insurer is not liable for damages that occurred to an apartment after a neighbor's dead body 'exploded.' Judy Rodrigo battled State Farm for almost six years, arguing that the insurer of her Jupiter condo should pay for the clean-up of her apartment. She argued that the Keystone Condominium Association left the neighbor's corpse so long that the body's fluid leaked into her apartment.
  • Marine Corps rapid-response team ordered to Africa to thwart another Benghazi attack

    03/08/2013 10:36:04 AM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/8/13 | Shaun Waterman
    U.S. Africa Command will get a new Marine Corps rapid response force as part of a plan to beef up its crisis response capabilities. More Leathernecks will be at the ready after the military was unable to get timely aid to Benghazi, Libya last year, during a terror attack that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and members of his security detail. Gen. Carter Ham, Africom’s commander, told Congress this week about the planned new force, Stars and Stripes reported Friday.