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  • The Engineers Who Died To Keep The Titanic's Lights On

    02/22/2022 11:06:13 AM PST · by Buttons12 · 31 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2/15/22 | Timeline - World History Documentaries
    An excellent film about the sinking of the Titanic from the perspective of the firemen below decks. Film is titled "Saving the Titanic" but I have used the title seen at youtube. Because they soon knew the extent of the disaster, the dread and horror of the event is conveyed with much greater realism and intensity.
  • The duty of a leader is to serve their people, not for the people to serve them

    02/11/2022 5:09:01 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    Twitter ^ | 2:01 PM · Feb 11, 2022 | Elon Musk @elonmusk
  • The Senate Has a Duty

    12/24/2019 2:10:20 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 55 replies
    wsj.com ^ | 12/23/19 | The Editorial Board
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi continues to withhold the House articles of impeachment from the Senate, further trivializing a serious constitutional power and process. Senate Republicans seem content to play along while ridiculing her gambit, but they should take their own duties more seriously and hold a trial. One emerging dodge seems to be that President Trump isn’t formally impeached until the articles are transmitted to the Senate. This is absurd.
  • Soldier placed flags at headstones even as tornado warning sounded

    05/27/2019 1:59:53 AM PDT · by Oscar in Batangas · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 25, 2019 | John Siciliano
    "Visitors ran for cover. News media piled into vehicles together. The streets flooded. Trees as old as the cemetery itself broke at the trunk and came crashing down. But America's Regiment endured," the Third U.S. Infantry Regiment posted on Facebook, with photos. .. The Third Regiment, or Old Guard, plants flags at Arlington National Cemetery on the Thursday before the holiday as part of a tradition called "flags in." President Trump participated Thursday in placing flags at headstones before departing on a flight for a four-day visit to Japan. On Saturday, the U.S. Army tweeted out the photo of the...
  • Pierce Bush eyes congressional seat once held by his grandfather, George H.W. Bush

    04/19/2019 7:10:55 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 66 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 04/17/2019 | Daniel Jativa
    Pierce Bush, a grandson and nephew of presidents, announced Wednesday he is considering running for a Texas seat held by Republicans for decades until last year. Bush, 38, is eyeing the Lone Star State's 7th Congressional District, in the Houston suburbs. His grandfather George H.W. Bush, represented a version of the district from 1967 to 1971. The former congressman, CIA director and vice president, a Republican, became president for one four-year term in 1989. Bush, CEO of Houston-based Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star, is the son of Neil Bush, 64, who is the brother of former President George W....
  • The Last to Let You Down

    12/11/2018 7:22:52 AM PST · by Baynative · 5 replies
    Marine archives ^ | unk | Video
    A tribute to those who have fallen and those who honor them. http://www.espn.com/core/video/iframe?id=25231107&endcard=false
  • Yes, Trump really has authority to use military force at the border.....

    11/24/2018 10:21:33 PM PST · by caww · 46 replies
    .washingtonexaminer ^ | 11/2018 | Tom Rogan
    There should be very little legal controversy in the military's employment to defend the border against an unlawful incursion by foreign nationals. The defense of territory and persons is the primary responsibility of the Department of Defense. Other authorities also relevant specifically, the provisions under federal law as vested under Title 10, Chapter 13 of the U.S. code: That whenever the President considers that unlawful obstructions, combinations, or assemblages, or rebellion against the authority of the United States, make it impracticable to enforce the laws of the United States in any State by the ordinary course of judicial proceedings, he...
  • The False Promise of Tariff-Driven Prosperity

    03/02/2018 5:45:21 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 56 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | March 2, 2018 A.D. | John F Di Leo
    Tariffs are a wonderful idea, aren’t they? A tariff – technically, a tax on an imported good, usually as a percentage of the good's value – sounds almost too good to be true. A tariff raises money on imports, but encourages Americans to stop importing, and to buy local goods instead of foreign; it serves a foreign policy purpose by punishing our enemies, and it helps pay for seaports and border protection. Quite a multifaceted, targeted tool. It’s like one of those magical diet pills that helps you get thinner in the waist, broader in the shoulders and chest, make...
  • DUTY, HONOR, COUNTRY

    05/13/2017 8:44:56 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/13/17 | Robert L. Rosebrock
    God Bless America! Yesterday was the 55th anniversary of General Douglas MacArthur’s famed “Duty, Honor, Country” speech that he delivered to the Corps of Cadets at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, on May 12, 1962. This is considered one of the great speeches in American history. Even if you have read it before, please take time again to listen to the audio and follow along with the text (link below), as it is timely considering our U.S. Military is currently engaged in serious national defense of our country …. throughout the world.
  • 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...
  • Apple iPhones will be manufactured in Bengaluru: Here are the details

    02/02/2017 10:48:15 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 19 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Friday, February 3, 2017 | TechDesk
    Apple iPhones will be 'Made in India', and Bengaluru is where this will be taking place, according to the government It is now official: Apple is taking the 'Make in India' route with its iPhones, and Bengaluru is where this will be taking place. The government of Karnataka issued a press release "welcoming the move'. Apple's proposal is to commence initial manufacturing operations in Karnataka. The press statement reads, "Apple's representatives led by Ms. Priya Balasubramaniam, VP iPhone operations, Mr. Ali Khanafer (Head, Government Affairs), Mr.Dheeraj Chugh (Director, iphone operations) and Mr. Priyesh Povanna (Country Counsel) met with Ministers and...
  • The FBI Agents Who Stood Up for Rule of Law Make Me Proud to be an American

    11/03/2016 7:47:14 AM PDT · by SJackson · 36 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 31, 2016 | David P. Goldman
    One hears a lot of talk about America turning into a Third World kleptocracy. I've worked in a lot of Third World kleptocracies, back in the days when the Reagan Revolution was fresh and the Reaganauts thought we could export free markets and democracy to the rest of the world. We didn't, of course. But I had the opportunity to see first-hand what separates a banana republic from the land of the free and the home of the brave. It comes down to the grit of a few people willing to do their job come hell or high water--not look...
  • A Marine stands guard while a brave young child dies

    09/07/2016 11:06:05 AM PDT · by Puppage · 18 replies
    Linkedin.com ^ | 09/07/2016 | Puppage
    “Every now and then, in the middle of the constant barrage of crap that’s just pissing us all off these days, we come across a story, a feat, an event that just makes us stop in our tracks. This was one for me. “Cody Green was a 12-year kid in Indiana who was diagnosed with leukemia at 22 months old. He loved the Marines, and his parents said he drew strength and courage from the Marine Corps as ... he bravely fought the battle into remission three times. Although he was cancer-free at the time, the chemotherapy had lowered his...
  • In Israel, there's no 'right to bear arms' - and it works

    06/19/2016 2:03:45 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 46 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/6/16 | Ron Kampeas
    (JTA) Dirty, hot and exhausted Israeli soldiers waiting for their bus home from the army base tend, understandably, to be in a hurry to get on board. But when I was living in Israel during the first intifada, soldiers didn’t jostle to be first in line. Rather, the most coveted position was second. That’s because the bus driver had the right – under rules issued by the army and made clear to each armed soldier before she or he left the base – to order any soldier to sit in the front seat and remain alert. And the first one...
  • Robert Gates, former defense secretary, offers harsh critique of Obama’s leadership in ‘Duty’

    01/07/2014 12:19:22 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 7, 2014 | Bob Woodward,
    Gates writes about Obama with an ambivalence that he does not resolve, praising him as “a man of personal integrity” even as he faults his leadership. Though the book simmers with disappointment in Obama, it reflects outright contempt for Vice President Biden and many of Obama’s top aides. Biden is accused of “poisoning the well” against the military leadership. Thomas Donilon, initially Obama’s deputy national security adviser, and then-Lt. Gen. Douglas E. Lute, the White House coordinator for the wars, are described as regularly engaged in “aggressive, suspicious, and sometimes condescending and insulting questioning of our military leaders.” During that...
  • True Stories of Soldiers Left Behind

    03/09/2015 12:15:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 9, 2015 | Katie Kieffer
    “No Man Left Behind” is an American adage of chivalry and solidarity that we do not always practice. Young men and women in military service risk their health and careers for the majority of us who never lift a finger in battle—unless it’s to control simulated snipers wielding digitized NA-45s in a computer game like Call of Duty. Go stand before a mirror. Take a look at your hands; your feet; and your head. If you’re like me, you’re fortunate to have all ten digits and a brain that has never been riddled with trauma. Your body is free from...
  • Are Christians Commanded to (Always) Vote? [And should you care if you're not religious?]

    01/11/2015 7:14:22 AM PST · by Moseley · 37 replies
    Fairfax Free Citizen ^ | January 10, 2015 | Jonathon Moseley
    Is it a requirement for all Christians to vote? The question is not merely whether Christians should “dirty their hands” by participating in politics. Are Christians actually required to participate in politics? Can you be an obedient Christian without voting? I am starting to believe that nothing else can save the Republic. Everyone comments that we are a sharply-divided nation, with really no clear majority for either the Republican or Democrat Party. However, what if 10 million new voters showed up and voted Republican? The nation would no longer be 50-50. The balance would tilt sharply to the GOP Every...
  • Your Screwed Up Life Is Your Own Responsibility

    12/09/2014 2:04:53 AM PST · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 12-9-2014 | John Hawkins
    “There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences.” — P.J. O’Rourke “We seem to be moving steadily in the direction of a society whereno one is responsible for what he himself did,but we are all responsible for what somebody else did, either in the present or in the past.” – Thomas Sowell It’s truly bizarre how often in Obama’s America that we are being presented with “victims” we’re supposed to feel sorry for without anyone even seeming...
  • Pentagon to mobilize reserve soldiers for Ebola duty

    11/14/2014 3:37:58 PM PST · by wtd · 12 replies
    KVUE ^ | 11/14/2014 | Tom Vanden Brook
    Pentagon to mobilize reserve soldiers for Ebola dutyWASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the involuntary mobilization of 2,100 Army Reserve and National Guard soldiers for duty in Ebola-ravaged West Africa, the Pentagon announced Friday. The Army is notifying soldiers and their families about the compulsory call-up, Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a statement. The units and their specialties are not being identified until the troops have been informed. Last month, the Pentagon announced its intent to mobilize eight reservists who had the engineering skills needed for building medical facilities.
  • Too Much Burden To Show ID To Vote? What About Jury Duty?

    10/18/2014 4:47:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2014 | Shannon Goessling
    How much is too much of a burden when it comes to being an American? As Americans, we’re required to engage with our government at all levels, in all sorts of ways. Many of those ways create burdens, but are part of the deal when we live under the rule of law and decide who represents us in government. Our relationship with our government is a two-way street. Consider some of the pillars of civic duty – voting, jury duty, registering for Selective Service, participating in the Census, challenging a property tax assessment. All of these carry burdens on us...