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  • Moment hero veteran takes down a knife-wielding man yelling 'I'm going to start cutting you all up' in a South Carolina Walmart by smacking him over the head with a stanchion

    01/13/2023 8:49:45 PM PST · by Morgana · 52 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 13, 2023 | Ruth Bashinsky
    A hero military veteran jumped into action to take down a knife-wielding man threatening to stab shoppers at a South Carolina Walmart - by smashing him over the head with a metal pole. Video shows the unidentified man dressed in red hoodie swearing and shouting on the floor of the Walmart located in Columbia, SC demanding $20. The man is seen waving his knife yelling, 'I'm going to start cutting you all up,' as horrified bystanders stand by during the incident that took place on January 4th around 2pm. One of the store managers tried to confront the suspect, but...
  • Why do private charities such as Tunnels to Towers and Wounded Warriors even need to exist?

    01/12/2023 9:55:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/12/2023 | Robert J. Hain
    Following the recent passage of the $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill by our Congress and the subsequent signing of it into law by our president, details of this massive spending frenzy were provided by Rep. Dan Bishop’s (R-NC) office. Thankfully, Congressman Bishop and his staff were able to provide citizens of our country with details on the 4,155-page, out-of-control spending bill, highlighting such things as $3 million for “bee-friendly highways,” $50 million to research North Atlantic Right Whales, $410 million to “remain available to Reimburse (“Reimburse”?) Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt Tunisia and Oman for enhanced border security (What?!).” Simultaneously, we all...
  • VA Claims It Offers Religious Exemptions for Abortion Mandate; Nurse Was Told ‘No Process Exists’

    12/16/2022 6:45:22 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    The Stream ^ | 12/15/22 | Tyler O'Neil
    A Texas nurse is suing the Biden administration after the Department of Veterans Affairs published a rule mandating that VA medical facilities provide abortions and abortion-related services, without an exemption for medical staff who oppose abortion on conscience or religious grounds. Stephanie Carter, a Christian who is a nurse practitioner at the Olin E. Teague Veterans’ Medical Center in Temple, Texas, argues that she “cannot perform, prescribe, or counsel for abortion services because of her sincerely held religious beliefs that unborn babies are created in the image of God and should be protected,” the lawsuit, filed Tuesday, says.For both religious...
  • This Veterans Day, let’s listen to what our veterans say is wrong with our woke military - Military now values identity over competence as woke mandates chase veterans from service

    11/11/2022 10:19:24 AM PST · by bitt · 28 replies
    foxnews ^ | 11/11/2022 | Michael Pompeo
    Today on this Veterans Day, I pray that all Americans will set aside our differences to honor those men and women whose sacrifices have allowed us to live in freedom. Thirty years ago, I arrived at the United States Military Academy at West Point as a cadet with amazing young men and women from around the country. Throughout my time at West Point and then the U.S. Army, I served with people of every faith, race, social-economic class, and creed. They were literally from all walks of life in America, but they shared something in common: a love and respect...
  • Dog

    09/19/2022 9:44:25 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 40 replies
    INDb ^ | 09/19/2022
    Dog (2002) Two former Army Rangers are paired against their will on the road trip of a lifetime. Army Ranger Briggs (Channing Tatum) and Lulu (a Belgian Malinois dog) buckle into a 1984 Ford Bronco and race down the Pacific Coast in hopes of making it to a fellow soldier's funeral on time. Along the way, they'll drive each other completely crazy, break a small handful of laws, narrowly evade death, and learn to let down their guards in order to have a fighting chance of finding happiness.—MGM
  • Canadian veteran suffering from PTSD and a traumatic brain injury was offered EUTHANASIA when he called Veteran Affairs Canada hotline for help - as Canadian Government orders 'full and thorough' investigation into the case

    08/22/2022 1:45:01 PM PDT · by Scarlett156 · 40 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 22 August 2022 | Emma James for dailymail.com
    Canada’s federal government has ordered a ‘full and thorough’ investigation after a Veterans Affairs Canada employee encouraged a veteran to undergo assisted suicide when he called for help. The Canadian Forces veteran was seeking treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder and a traumatic brain injury when he was casually offered medical assistance in dying (MAiD) in July. A VAC employee reportedly brought up MAiD unprompted in the conversation with the veteran, who was ‘deeply disturbed’ by the suggestion.
  • Liberals Furious Over Gov. DeSantis' Release of New Florida License Plate

    08/16/2022 8:18:02 AM PDT · by montag813 · 55 replies
    24News ^ | 08-16-2022 | Joshua Ford
    by Joshua Ford | 24NewsThe unveiling of a new Florida license plate by Governor DeSantis has liberals and leftist organizations up in arms.Liberals are constantly willfully misinterpreting traditional American and patriotic flags and symbols to try to associate them with “right wing extremism.” One such victim of this misinterpretation is the iconic Gadsden Flag.This iconic flag dates back to the time of the revolution and has been seen as a symbol of freedom, defiance in the face of oppression, and American patriotism ever since.Now, Governor Ron DeSantis has released a new Florida license plate which prominently features the Gadsden flag...
  • Ron DeSantis Announces Program to Help Veterans Become Teachers in Florida

    08/12/2022 7:25:17 AM PDT · by Oak007 · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 11, 2022 | Hannah Bleau
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Thursday announced a program to help U.S. veterans to become teachers in the Sunshine State, explaining that it is fitting to have those “who took an oath and put his or her life on the line to preserve, protect, and defend our flag and the freedom it represents” to teach the next generation. “We begin the new school year. Florida’s leading the way by bringing some of the best, the brightest, and the bravest among us into our classrooms through a new program that helps military veterans become teachers,” DeSantis announced. “If you served...
  • Camp Lejeune vet files first lawsuit seeking damages for exposure to toxic chemicals

    08/11/2022 7:07:08 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 21 replies
    WRAL ^ | August 11, 2022
    The first lawsuits under the PACT Act were filed Thursday, one day after the passage of new protections for those exposed to toxic chemicals at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed the PACT Act, which encompasses the Camp Lejeune Justice Act along with other legal matters pertaining to toxic exposures related to military service. The new measure signed into law gives service members more power to sue over the issue. The Camp Lejeune Justice Act benefits veterans and families possibly harmed by exposure to toxic chemicals in the drinking water on the North Carolina military...
  • Jon Stewart targets Pat Toomey in rant after Senate fails to pass bill to aid veterans

    07/28/2022 10:22:42 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 28 replies
    Penn Live ^ | By Paul Vigna
    U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) had a brief response to comedian Jon Stewart calling him out specifically while criticizing Senate Republicans on Wednesday for blocking a bill to provide healthcare for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits while serving abroad. “That’s not worth responding to,” Toomey said when asked for his reaction. The military burn pits bill, or PACT Act, initially passed the 100-member Senate with the support of 34 Republicans and all 50 Democrats. It would increase spending by more than $300 billion over the next decade and dramatically boost health care services and disability benefits for veterans exposed...
  • Wannabe Soldier Max Boot Insults Army Veterans

    07/21/2022 5:49:59 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 31 replies
    freebeacon ^ | July 20, 2022 | Andrew Stiles
    "Just imagine how all these right-wingers would have reacted with horror if they had been around when Harry Truman desegregated the military," Washington Post columnist Max Bootwrote on Twitter. "Now that was woke!" Boot's racially charged comment came in response to a New York Post op-ed written by Jason Church, a retired U.S. Army captain. Church argued that our military should focus more on preparing for armed conflict with bad actors around the world and less on embracing the "diversity, equity, and inclusion" ethos of government bureaucrats. "The Navy is producing instructional videos on gender pronouns while its poorly maintained...
  • 100-year-old WWII vet breaks down, says this isn’t the ‘country we fought for’

    07/03/2022 4:45:16 PM PDT · by Angelino97 · 61 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 3, 2022 | Anders Hanstrom
    Much of what American soldiers fought for in World War II has “gone down the drain,” according to U.S. Marine Carl Spurlin Dekel, who celebrated his 100th birthday last week. Dekel says serving his country in WWII was the most important thing he ever did, according to Fox 13. The veteran and Silver Star holder says he wouldn’t hesitate to put his life on the line again, but regrets that the U.S. has slipped away from what he remembers. “People don’t realize what they have,” Dekel told the outlet. “The things we did and the things we fought for and...
  • Feds raid churches near military installations, including one in Killeen near Fort Hood (Texas)

    06/24/2022 10:31:29 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 76 replies
    KWTX CBS 10 ^ | June 24 | Staff
    KWTX) - Federal agents on Thursday raided three churches near military installations across the Southern U.S., including the Assembly of Prayer Christian Church in Killeen. “I can confirm the FBI was executing court authorized law enforcement activity today in the vicinity of the intersection of Massey St. and E. Rancier Ave., in Killeen, Texas. No additional information will be released at this time,” FBI Special Agent Carmen Portillo said in an emailed statement to KWTX.
  • Biden signs 9 bills on improving veteran care

    06/11/2022 11:48:52 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 33 replies
    OAN ^ | OAN NEWSROOM
    “We’re going to strengthen the oversight of the VA’s activities so veterans get the care they deserve,” Biden stated. “
  • New Jersey veteran fights to save American Legion post

    05/31/2022 3:44:21 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    WPIX ^ | May 31, 2022 | Jay Dow
    <p>The attention American Legion posts receive every Memorial Day is often overshadowed by what happens during the rest of the year; and what’s been happening for the last several decades.</p><p>The once-thriving membership of veterans — from World War I and World War II, followed by the Korean and Vietnam wars are getting older. But George Van Der Wall, station commander at the post in North Haledon in Passaic Counry, isn’t ready to give up the fight just yet.</p>
  • Memorial Day 2022

    05/28/2022 10:29:45 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 15 replies
    startribune ^ | AUGUST 10, 2011 | JON TEVLIN
    A quick recap: Amateur photographer Frank Glick was on his way to work when he drove through Fort Snelling National Cemetery early one morning. He spotted a bald eagle through the mist, perched on a gravestone, and snapped shots with his aging but ever-present camera. Nice shot, he thought. An acquaintance saw the photo and suggested that he see if the deceased soldier had any living relatives who might want it. Indeed, Maurice Ruch's widow was alive and well and delighted to receive a copy of the eagle watching over her beloved husband. Glick's friend called me. Nice story, I...
  • 40 Years Later: Rambo (First Blood) is Still the Quintessential Film about PTSD

    05/14/2022 11:13:14 PM PDT · by pboyington · 58 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | May 14, 2022 | Ray Starmann
    This year marks the 40th anniversary of Rambo (First Blood) one of the greatest action adventure movies of all time, but more than that, the quintessential film about PTSD and its traumatic effects on combat veterans. The film stars Sylvester Stallone as John Rambo, Brian Dennehy as Sheriff Will Teasle and Richard Crenna as Colonel Sam Trautman. It was directed by Ted Kotcheff and the screenplay was written by Michael Kozoll & William Sackheim and Sylvester Stallone. With the Ghosts of Vietnam haunting America in 1982, the film opens with John Rambo walking down a lonely road in the Pacific...
  • Removing the Roadblocks to Success for Veterans in Higher Education

    05/03/2022 6:03:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 3, 2022 | Rebecca Burgess
    “Sady” never even got to hear about college. When she showed up at her high school college counselor’s office, she was shooed right back out the door — she’d let slip that she was joining the U.S. Army after graduation. Sady had been dismissed so fast she never even had the chance to say why she had shown up in the first place: college was her destination. The military was simply the vehicle she’d chosen to get herself there. Now, on the heels of military service and anticipating her freshman year of college, Sady was bewildered by the college matriculation...
  • SILVER STAR FAMILIES OF AMERICA OPPOSES PLANS FOR USE OF V.A. RESOURCES AT THE BORDER

    05/01/2022 1:18:48 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 37 replies
    Silver Star Families of America ^ | 5-1-22 | Steven J. Newton
    FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLIC RELEASE OPEN LETTER TO THE WHITE HOUSE 5-1-22 SILVER STAR FAMILIES OF AMERICA OPPOSES PLANS FOR USE OF V.A. RESOURCES AT THE BORDER
  • How Obama and Biden Destroyed the Greatest Military the World Has Ever Seen

    04/30/2022 11:58:23 AM PDT · by bitt · 25 replies
    frontpagemag ^ | 4/29/2022
    A new Freedom Center pamphlet reveals the worst, most humiliating, and most dangerous defeat in the history of American warfare. The David Horowitz Freedom Center is excited to announce the publication of its new pamphlet, written by Shillman Fellow Daniel Greenfield: How Obama and Biden Destroyed the Greatest Military the World Has Ever Seen. Read the introduction, written by Greenfield and Freedom Center founder David Horowitz, below. Read the whole PDF version: HERE. To order the pamphlet: CLICK HERE. Introduction by David Horowitz and Daniel Greenfield Joseph R. Biden is directly responsible for the worst, most humiliating, most dangerous –...