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Schumer and Common sense gun control legislation

Schumer and Common sense gun control legislation

| August 3, 2015 | 24 Comments

Yeah, I’m as surprised as you are that I’m here praising Chuck Schumer for gun control legislation. According to Mashable, he is introducing legislation to pay states that submit all of their NICS reports in a timely manner and punishing states that don’t. The pair [Chuck and his cousin actress Amy] then called on the […]

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President approves use of US air support to Syrians

President approves use of US air support to Syrians

| August 3, 2015 | 18 Comments

Fox News reports that the White House has approved a plan to support those 60 Syrian folks that were trained by US advisers with US air power. Well, “support” and “air power” are two terms with which some people might argue; Multiple defense officials tell Fox News that any supporting air strikes will be carried […]

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SD VA doesn’t notify vets of PII breach for two months

SD VA doesn’t notify vets of PII breach for two months

| August 3, 2015 | 7 Comments

According to a very poorly written article in Fox News, some employee at the South Dakota Department of Veterans’ Affairs Black Hills Health Care System tossed 1100 veterans’ records into a dumpster. Those records languished unsecured for two days until another employee found them and recovered the records. That was in May. Veterans weren’t notified […]

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Washington Post sets sights on Graham’s career

Washington Post sets sights on Graham’s career

| August 3, 2015 | 75 Comments

The Washington Post doesn’t like Lindsay Graham for some reason, so they decided to go after his military career, such as it is. I guess he retired this summer with 33 years, most of it in the Reserves (since 1988). Twenty years of that career, he was in Congress (beginning in 1995). In the 1998 […]

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Ricardo Saldana and the VA

Ricardo Saldana and the VA

| August 3, 2015 | 38 Comments

OIF’08 sends us a link to this story about Ricardo Saldana who claims that he joined the Army when he was 16 years old and after three years, he accidentally went AWOL for 86 days. Saldana served for three years but was placed on emergency leave when his grandmother, his heart and soul, passed away, […]

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Adrian Anthony/Ford/Sevilla; Operation Be My Hero

Adrian Anthony/Ford/Sevilla; Operation Be My Hero

| August 3, 2015 | 30 Comments

Mary sends us a tip on this woman who goes by the names Adrian Anthony, Adrian Sevilla and Adrian Ford and runs this charity thing “Operation Be My Hero“. It looks like it’s in the early stages, so it’s probably best to nip it in the bud right now. They claim to rescue military working […]

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Toran Gaal’s Ride Across America

Toran Gaal’s Ride Across America

| August 3, 2015 | 13 Comments

Toran Gaal was a Marine infantryman who lost both his legs in Afghanistan in 2011. He decided that he wanted to be an example to all disabled service members so he took off on a hand-cycle from California. His journey ended 4,000 miles and two months later at the Marine Corps memorial in Alexandria, Virginia […]

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Monday morning feel good story

Monday morning feel good story

| August 3, 2015 | 6 Comments

Slim pickins this morning, but there’s the story, from San Antonio, Texas of the fellow who dresses like Jesus for the San Antonio Spurs’ home games, known as Spurs Jesus, whose real name is Cordero Maldonado. It seems that Cordero was washing his Jesus suit when he heard someone breaking into his home. He lit […]

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