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Daesh Commander in Fallujah Is . . . Gone

Daesh Commander in Fallujah Is . . . Gone

| May 28, 2016 | 1 Comment

Score one for civilization. The former Daesh commander in Fallujah, Maher al-Bilawi, has ceased sstealing oxygen from Mother Earth.  He was killed in a US airstrike last Wednesday. The airstrike was the result of locally-developed intelligence. While al-Bilawi wasn’t considered a “big fish” in the Daesh world, any terrorist bastard beginning the long dirtnap is […]

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James T. Odell; prospective Stolen Valor criminal case in Indiana

James T. Odell; prospective Stolen Valor criminal case in Indiana

| May 28, 2016 | 8 Comments

In Greensburg, Indiana, there’s this fellow Jason T. Odell who has been telling wild stories about his military career in order to bum money from folks there. He’s currently facing charges of aggravated battery, criminal confinement, strangulation, and domestic battery. Prosecutors added stolen valor to the pile of charges yesterday; The woman recounted the incident […]

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Joe Anan; BS story in The Guardian

Joe Anan; BS story in The Guardian

| May 28, 2016 | 49 Comments

There is this guy who calls himself Joe Anan. Clearly, looking at the name tag in the picture above, that wasn’t his real name. I’ve seen his BS floating around social media for several months in several of the groups that I monitor – one is the group of the Infantry Battalion that I served […]

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Well Done, Men

Well Done, Men

| May 28, 2016 | 5 Comments

Two US combat veterans have scaled Mount Everest. What’s the big deal, you ask?  Hasn’t that happened before? Well, yes.  And no. You see, these two each were amputees.  Each had lost part of a leg due to injuries sustained in combat.  They are believed to be the first combat amputees to scale Everest. The […]

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The first infantrywoman NCO

The first infantrywoman NCO

| May 28, 2016 | 29 Comments

The Army Times tells the story of Sgt. Shelby Atkins who the Army is calling the first enlisted infantryman of the female gender after she completed some 2-week course alongside her 32 male classmates designed to make infantrymen in Wyoming’s National Guard. Well, see, I dispute the fact that any of them are infantrymen. I’m […]

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Memorial Day Melancholy – An Annual Re-post

Memorial Day Melancholy – An Annual Re-post

| May 28, 2016 | 5 Comments

Two or three times a year some of us geezer types get a bit tangled up in old times. Late April and much of May include several dates that trigger memories here. Late April because my pop was declared KIA in Korea on April 25, 1951. Early May because years ago I was discharged on May […]

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Saturday morning feel good stories

Saturday morning feel good stories

| May 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

In Canada, authorities approve of homeowners disarming armed intruders and then killing the criminal with their own gun. That’s what happened earlier this year when Mike Vrga was the victim of a home invasion. The 6-foot 4-inches tall 200 pounder wrestled the gun away from 22-year-old Ibrahim Abukar and killed him. The other two who […]

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Weekend open thread

Weekend open thread

| May 27, 2016 | 158 Comments

Proof that hindsight is 20/20; New CBS poll: Americans divided over use of atomic bomb in Hiroshima & Nagasaki in 1945. 43% approve and 44% disapprove. — ReenaCBS (@reenaninan) May 27, 2016 I’m thinking a poll in 1945, which would be more relevant, anyway, would have quite different results. Folks with actual skin in the […]

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