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Semper Fi

Semper Fi

| May 4, 2016 | 6 Comments

Grab a tissue. Background story can be found here. Well done, Marine. Damn well done.

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Senate caves to unions in Veterans Affairs omnibus bill dispute

Senate caves to unions in Veterans Affairs omnibus bill dispute

| May 4, 2016 | 5 Comments

I think that we can all agree that the Veterans’ Affairs Department has a problem and that the culture at the agency needs to be changed. The only way to change the culture is to change the people who have created the anti-veteran culture there. So the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee set out to make […]

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Air Force Master Sgt. Daniel Raimondo saving the world

Air Force Master Sgt. Daniel Raimondo saving the world

| May 4, 2016 | 10 Comments

DocV sends us a link to the CNN story about Air Force Master Sergeant Daniel Raimondo who was in the South Korean city of Pyeongtaek when he saw smoke billowing from a building, so he went to investigate. He saw a young mother and her three children trapped on an upper-floor of the building. He […]

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Hundreds of LEO guns missing in California

Hundreds of LEO guns missing in California

| May 4, 2016 | 15 Comments

Bobo sends us a link to KSBW which reports that hundreds of firearms that were formerly controlled by law enforcement agencies in the San Francisco area have gone missing in the last six years. NBC Bay Area’s investigation uncovered hundreds of guns missing from Bay Area law enforcement agencies, stolen from officers’ homes or vehicles, […]

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Leslie Wayne Frazier pushes back

Leslie Wayne Frazier pushes back

| May 4, 2016 | 31 Comments

Back in January, we talked abut Leslie Wayne Frazier, a counselor in Corbin, Kentucky who was fond of telling his patients, some of whom were veterans, that he spent months in captivity after he was shot down over Vietnam and then escaped from the North Vietnamese leaving a trail of death and destruction behind him […]

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Public employee union pensioners ducking income taxes

Public employee union pensioners ducking income taxes

| May 4, 2016 | 11 Comments

In a comment to a piece I wrote about New York state regulators nixing two badly needed natural gas pipelines, the writer noted a phenomenon that in my opinion should be brought to a quick and permanent halt. That many New Yorkers, like denizens of other northern states, like to retire in warmer climes is […]

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Wednesday morning feel good stories

Wednesday morning feel good stories

| May 4, 2016 | 1 Comment

In Columbia, Missouri, in separate incidents two homeowners reported firing warning shots to scare off burglars. In Kansas City, Missouri, a 17-year-old stole a car and about 15 minutes later, he wrecked the car in an accident with another motorist. So he took off running to avoid the police and tried to break into a […]

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No “Boots on the Ground”, Mr. President?  Yeah.  Right.

No “Boots on the Ground”, Mr. President? Yeah. Right.

| May 4, 2016 | 4 Comments

As Jonn noted yesterday, we’ve lost another one in Iraq.  This brings to 3 the number of US troops lost during combat operations against Daesh. The SEAL (initial reports were that he was a soldier) who was KIA was acting as an advisor to Kurdish Peshmerga at the time.  He was killed by direct fire […]

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