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Weekend open thread

Weekend open thread

| July 1, 2016 | 106 Comments

This week’s photo was taken by Eggs the other day. Have at it.

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For Our Baseball Fans

For Our Baseball Fans

| July 1, 2016 | 8 Comments

This is for our baseball fans.  IMO it’s apropos considering that today begins the 4th of July weekend. ESPN has been running a series this year.  It’s a fictionalized “diary” by Yankees’ pitcher Myles Thomas concerning their 1927 season. Thomas was a real individual.  He as various baseball sites show, he was a journeyman, not […]

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Joyell “J.D.” Riley; phony female veteran indicted for cancer scam

Joyell “J.D.” Riley; phony female veteran indicted for cancer scam

| July 1, 2016 | 34 Comments

Joyell “J.D.” Riley claimed to be a “highly decorated combat veteran” female Marine who was suffering from breast cancer. She set up a GoFundMe tincup and started collecting money. Well, neither of those were true according to the Mansfield News-Journal; As part of the scheme to defraud, Joyell “J.D.” Riley, 41, of Mansfield, falsified a […]

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Russian surveillance aircraft to fly over US

Russian surveillance aircraft to fly over US

| July 1, 2016 | 35 Comments

Our buddy, Susan Katz Keating writes about how the Obama Administration is allowing Russian aircraft, a Tupolev-154 nicknamed “Careless” to fly over the continental United States with it’s special, advanced cameras. The flight will be held under the auspices of the Open Skies Treaty, a 2002 international agreement that allows 34 signatory nations to fly […]

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Navy blames sailors for capture by Iran

Navy blames sailors for capture by Iran

| July 1, 2016 | 60 Comments

The Associated Press reports that the Navy is blaming the ten sailors for their capture by Iranian forces in the Persian Gulf; They also showed a remarkable lack of curiosity about potential dangers in one of the world’s more dangerous waterways, according to an in-depth Navy investigation. In deviating from their planned Persian Gulf route […]

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Four vets tie up suicide hotline with crank calls

Four vets tie up suicide hotline with crank calls

| July 1, 2016 | 40 Comments

USAToday reports that four veterans have made 5,619 abusive and vulgar phone calls to the Veterans’ Affairs’ suicide hotline just in May for reasons that aren’t explained in the article. “It’s unacceptable that they would block that kind of access for other veterans and other active-duty service members that really need crisis help and so […]

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Friday morning feel good stories

Friday morning feel good stories

| July 1, 2016 | 10 Comments

John Joshua Kitchen, 28 and Raymon Sydeck Pierce, 22 forced their way into a home in Walterboro, South Carolina and they were met inside by an armed homeowner who fired buckshot and deer slugs from his shotgun. Both criminal ended up at the hospital after leaving the residence at a high rate of speed and […]

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Stephen Henry Lang; phony wounded veteran

Stephen Henry Lang; phony wounded veteran

| June 30, 2016 | 37 Comments

The Pasco Sheriff’s Office tell us about their encounter with this Stephen Henry Lang fellow. he was arrested in February, but they just posted the story today; The Pasco Sheriff’s Economic Crimes Unit has arrested Stephen Henry Lang, age 23, for uttering a forged instrument. He was arrested on 02/07/2016. The defendant did misrepresent himself […]

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