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  • Parent shoots son during North Freedom home invasion

    07/01/2020 5:30:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Baraboo News Republic ^ | 29 June, 2020 | Bridget Cooke
    Parents in North Freedom were forced to protect themselves by firing a gun at their son, who allegedly shot in the windows of their home and went into the house with his own weapon, according to a press release from Sauk County Sheriff Chip Meister. At about 3:45 a.m. Monday, deputies responded to a call from one of the parents at 113 South Oak Street. Dispatch officers were told the intruder and homeowner were shooting at one another. When they arrived, officers saw the shot-out windows. They deduced the man had shot out a side patio door to get into...
  • Former Defense Secretary: 'At least' Trump 'hasn't started any new Wars'

    06/14/2020 10:37:49 AM PDT · by RandFan · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/14/20 11:59 AM EDT | BY REBECCA KLAR
    Former Defense Secretary Michael Gates on Sunday offered measured support for President Trump, noting that "at least" the president hasn't started a war and has funded the military. NBC’s “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd asked Gates if his assessment of Trump has changed since 2016 when he said Trump, “is stubbornly uninformed about the world and how to lead our country” and “temperamentally unsuited to lead our men and women in uniform.” “I would say this Chuck, first of all, unlike his three predecessors, and I write about this in the book, at least he hasn’t started any new...
  • DA: South Philly gun shop owner 'justified' in shooting of 2 burglars, killing 1

    06/11/2020 10:09:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Fox29.com ^ | 5 June, 2020 | Staff
    PHILADELPHIA - District Attorney Larry Krasner on Friday announced charges against one of several men accused of attempted robbery at a South Philadelphia gun shop earlier this week, only to be met by a gun-wielding owner who fatally shot one and wounded another. Krasner also said the owner's actions were "justified." "The facts we know and the law are clear that the business owner’s use of force while inside his own property against a burglar accompanied by others who was entering with a gun in his hand was justified," the D.A. stated in a news release. "It is fortunate for...
  • MS: Man accused of trying to kill two Wheeler residents

    06/08/2020 5:48:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Daily Journal ^ | 4 June, 2020 | William Moore
    BOONEVILLE - A man is recovering in a Memphis hospital after a Good Samaritan shot him as he assaulted a female. Prentiss County Sheriff Randy Tolar said deputies responded to an altercation in the Wheeler area Tuesday night but were unable to locate the suspect. A resident called 911 around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday and said he was near the Wheeler Head Start following the suspect from the night before. "The caller stayed on the line as best was possible keeping the dispatch posted on the suspect's location and direction of travel as well as his erratic behavior," Tolar said. When...
  • AZ: Man shoots and kills alleged home intruder in Scottsdale

    05/18/2020 12:14:28 PM PDT · by marktwain · 41 replies
    ABC15 ^ | 14 May, 2020 | Clayton Klapper
    SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Police have identified an 18-year-old man who was shot and killed Wednesday night by a homeowner in Scottsdale after he was found naked inside the victim's residence. Scottsdale police say the incident happened around 10:45 p.m. near Pima and Happy Valley roads. The homeowner was reportedly doing work on the property when the family dog alerted him to some type of disturbance. When the father of the family entered a room to investigate, he found that one of his children had been confronted by a naked man, identified Friday as Cameron Yoe. Police say Yoe was holding...
  • Proclamation on Armed Forces Day, 2020

    05/15/2020 2:35:15 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 1 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | May 15, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    In times of war and peace alike, on land, at sea, in the skies, in cyberspace, and beyond the Earth’s atmosphere, the men and women of our Nation’s Armed Forces serve with honor and distinction and stand ready to selflessly defend our Nation.  On Armed Forces Day, we pay tribute to these patriots, whose work enables our country to shine always as a beacon of freedom and hope for the world.Throughout our Nation’s history, our Armed Forces have protected our country, our liberty, and our founding principles.  Earlier this month, we marked the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, when United...
  • (LA) BRPD: Armed robbery victim suffers life-threatening injuries; 1 suspect dead, 2 others arrested

    05/03/2020 8:59:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    WAFB ^ | 30 April, 2020 | Rachel Thomas
    BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The intended target of an attempted armed robbery acted in self-defense during a deadly shooting Thursday night on East Smiley Avenue, according to investigators. The Baton Rouge Police Department reported Tony Falgout, 18, was killed when he and two others tried to rob a 26-year-old man around 9 p.m. in the 2200 block of E. Smiley Ave. The victim of the armed robbery is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, police said.
  • The 9/11 Era Is Over

    04/30/2020 6:16:44 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 37 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | April 6, 2020 | Ben Rhodes
    In a large windowless room in the bowels of the CIA, there is a sign that reads every day is september 12th. When I first saw those words, during a tour of the agency’s operations, I felt conflicted. As a New Yorker who witnessed the 9/11 attacks, I once felt that way myself, but by the time I saw the sign, during the second term of the Obama administration, it seemed to ignore all the things that our country had gotten wrong because of that mindset. Now, as COVID-19 has transformed the way that Americans live, and threatens to claim...
  • Homeowner shoots at would-be burglars

    04/27/2020 6:40:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Tahlequahdailypress.com ^ | 24 April, 2020 | Keri Thornton
    Two men escaped injury after a homeowner shot at them during a break-in. On April 24, Cherokee County Sheriff's Deputy James Carver and Sheriff Jason Chennault were dispatched to the Pumpkin Hollow area for a burglary in progress. The caller said two men tried entering his home by breaking a window. The man said the intruders broke into the back door of the residence. The homeowner was armed with a shotgun and confronted the suspects. The homeowner fired the gun at the men and they fled. "Upon arrival at the scene, Deputy Carver and Sheriff Chennault located the suspects' vehicle...
  • WA: Man shot, critically injured in University Place after allegedly jumping a couple

    04/25/2020 7:19:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 40 replies
    thenewstribune.com ^ | 21 April, 2020 | Stacia Glenn
    The victim and his girlfriend told detectives they were walking west on 40th Street West when they noticed two men who appeared to be following them. They allegedly stopped at one point to allow the men to pass, but the suspects also stopped. “He said the suspect grabbed him by the throat and said, ‘This is how it’s gonna go down,’” sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said. The victim told deputies he was afraid for his life and shot the other man once or twice.
  • Disabled 53-Year-Old Woman Uses Firearm to Stop Home Invasion

    03/20/2020 5:34:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 34 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 18 March, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    Home Invasion At about 2:45 on Saturday afternoon, at the Carrington Place Apartments on FM 1960 West, in the 12700 block, a 53-year-old disabled woman resident used a firearm to stop a crew of criminals who were breaking into her home. One of the intruders was killed. The other two have been arrested and charged with felony murder. From khou.com: Deputies said the 18-year-old and a 17-year-old male broke a resident's patio door window. The 53-year-old disabled resident was home alone when the teens broke the window and reached inside and unlocked the door, according to investigators.The resident fired one...
  • US Stomps on the Gas in Hypersonic Missile Race

    03/06/2020 9:48:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 03/06/2020 | Simon Vezeay
    It’s the punch you don’t see coming, goes the boxer’s adage, that knocks you out. Hypersonic missiles are that latest military punch. Fast, yes. But more importantly, unpredictable, slipping past the digital eyes of military tech that watches for ballistic haymakers swinging out into space, not for glide vehicles skipping along the edge of the atmosphere. Pentagon officials said on March 2 they are setting up a “hypersonic war room” to ensure that the U.S. industrial base is up to the task. The same day, the Secretary of the Army said they will test-fire two missiles this year as the...
  • The Civilized World Lost A Friend Today; RIP Phil Haney

    The righteous man perishes, and no man takes it to heart; And devout men are taken away, while no one understands. For the righteous man is taken away from evil,( Isaiah 557:1)Philip Haney, a Devout Christian, Patriot Soldier, Founding member of The Department of Homeland Security, has been found dad of a gunshot to the chest along a highway in California. The Civilized world may not know it, but we have lost a dear friend, a man standing on the wall for us, a real soldier. Philip was already a accomplished etymologist when the terror of 9-11 shocked our nation...
  • Europeans resent Trump’s forcing them to contribute to their own defense (After complaining forever about American Interference)

    02/17/2020 7:09:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/17/2020 | Andrea Widburg
    If you really want to shock leftists, tell them that Europe does not have, and has never had, socialized medicine or, indeed, socialized anything. European nations certainly had government-controlled medicine. They also boasted short work weeks, long vacations, year-long maternity leaves, early retirement, fully-paid-for old-age care, all sorts of other things that made them feel superior to Americans. However, contrary to Europeans’ self-satisfied faux-socialist vision of themselves, Europeans didn’t fund their so-called “soft socialism.” Instead, for the most part, Americans did. During the Cold War, government collected taxes from Americans to pay Europe’s defense costs, allowing Europeans to spend their...
  • Duterte terminates Philippines troop pact, U.S. calls move 'unfortunate'

    02/11/2020 5:13:55 PM PST · by Starcitizen · 112 replies
    Yahoo Philippines ^ | 02/11/2020 | Karen Lema, Martin Petty and Phil Stewart
    By Karen Lema, Martin Petty and Phil Stewart MANILA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday announced the termination of a two-decade-old Visiting Forces Agreement with the United States (VFA), delivering on threats to downgrade an alliance important to U.S. interests. U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper called the decision "unfortunate" and said it would be a move in the wrong direction at a time when Washington and its allies were trying to press China to abide by "international rules of order" in Asia.
  • NC: Armed Victim, Armed Samaritan, Police, Stop Crime Spree ~ VIDEO

    02/11/2020 9:20:29 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 9 February, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    Screenshot from WCNC video, cropped and scaled by Dean Weingarten An armed victim, armed Samaritans, and the police all worked together to arrest young, violent, criminal suspects and stop a crime spree in Charlotte, N.C.The details of the events are recorded in the reporting of WCNC, but they take some careful reading to untangle. It probably started on January 29th. That is when the car the criminals used in their crime spree was reported stolen. We do not know the precise time the offenders stole the white Toyota Camry they used in their crimes.Early in the morning of 4...
  • Republicans’ Emerging Defense: Trump’s Actions Were Bad, but Not Impeachable

    02/03/2020 3:47:35 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 120 replies
    NYT ^ | Feb 2, 2020 | Emily Cochrane
    WASHINGTON — Even as they are set to acquit President Trump in his impeachment trial this week, Senate Republicans appear to be increasingly breaking with his defense that he did nothing wrong. © Erin Schaff/The New York Times “I think he shouldn’t have done it — I think it was wrong,” said Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, center right. “Inappropriate, was the way I’d say it. Improper, crossing the line.” On Sunday, Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, who was a key vote against calling witnesses in the Senate trial, expanded upon his criticism that Mr. Trump was “crossing the line”...
  • Mr President We Are Tired of Winning...not! Jesse Watters covers the Wile E Coyote Democrat FAILS!!

    01/27/2020 2:19:13 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    FNC ^ | 27/1/20 | Watters
    Reporting on POTUS defense team on Saturday, interspersed with Roadrunner cartoons.
  • Tougher Huawei restrictions have stalled after the Pentagon objects, sources say

    01/27/2020 10:46:10 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | January 26, 2020 | Ana Swanson, The New York Times
    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has temporarily shelved a proposed rule change that would further restrict American sales to Huawei, the Chinese telecom giant, after some officials in the Defense Department and other agencies argued that the measure, which was intended to protect national security, could actually undermine it, according to people familiar with the matter. The rule change, which multiple government agencies were reviewing, would close a loophole that allowed technology companies like Intel and Micron to continue shipping chips, software and other products to Huawei despite a ban that prevented the Chinese company from buying some American products....
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump's impeachment defense and the facts

    01/25/2020 6:50:02 PM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 34 replies
    AP ^ | Jan 25, 2020 | CALVIN WOODWARD
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's lawyers opened his Senate impeachment defense Saturday with the false assertion that Democrats tried to shut the president's team out of the congressional inquiry that preceded the charges. Actually, Democrats invited Trump to participate and he declined. TRUMP lawyer PAT CIPOLLONE: “Why would you lock everybody out of it from the president's side? ... It’s evidence they themselves don’t believe in the facts of their case.” THE FACTS: Trump wasn't locked out. He rejected an invitation from the House Judiciary Committee to participate in the hearings that ultimately produced the articles of impeachment.