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You don’t believe liberals want to take your guns?

You don’t believe liberals want to take your guns?

| July 22, 2017 | 19 Comments

In my email today from the NRA is an article those of you who scoff at the idea that liberals want to confiscate our guns may find enlightening: Back when Mark Glaze was executive director of Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns, and later Everytown for Gun Safety, he went to great lengths to portray […]

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The “Disco Decade”?  Yes – and No.

The “Disco Decade”? Yes – and No.

| July 22, 2017 | 44 Comments

Longtime readers know that Jonn tolerates an occasional “walkabout” from me on various and sundry subjects.  Well, consider yourself warned.  Here comes another. . . . The 1970s are considered by many  a “lost decade” in popular music.  And in truth, the 1970s did give us that abomination called “disco” – which IMO indeed royally […]

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Pentagon stops payments to Pakistan

Pentagon stops payments to Pakistan

| July 22, 2017 | 18 Comments

Foreign Policy Magazine reports that the Pentagon stopped a $300 million payment to the Pakistan government for it’s participation (or the lack thereof) in the war against terror. Defense officials and congressional aides have for months said that the new strategy won’t focus solely on Afghanistan, but take a more regional approach. This includes stepping […]

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Ikaika Kang indicted

Ikaika Kang indicted

| July 22, 2017 | 14 Comments

Stars & Stripes reports that Ikaika Kang was indicted by a Federal Grand Jury yesterday in Honolulu, Hawaii for four counts of attempting to provide material support to ISIS. He was arrested on July 7th and he’ll be arraigned on Monday in federal court. [Kang’s court-appointed attorney, Birney] Bervar said he is working on getting […]

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Saturday feel good stories

Saturday feel good stories

| July 22, 2017 | 3 Comments

From Clovis, New Mexico; Clovis police say it was late Thursday night when a homeowner walked inside to find a person robbing him. The suspect spotted the homeowner and threw something at them, but the homeowner pulled out a gun and shot the robber. When police arrived they rushed the suspect to the hospital. In […]

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Weekend open thread

Weekend open thread

| July 21, 2017 | 131 Comments

July 21, 2017 Sandstone and Storms Low storm clouds sweep over Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, in Australia. Uluru is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it is sacred to the Aboriginal people of the area. Photograph By Ignacio Palacios, National Geographic Your Shot

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Sterling Scott still scamming

Sterling Scott still scamming

| July 21, 2017 | 20 Comments

We’ve been writing about Sterling Scott since December, 2014 when he pretended to be an Army Sergeant Major to defraud the Coast Guard Mutual Assistance Program. In December, 2015, he was sentenced to ten months in jail after the judge caught him lying to the court. Well, according to Virginian-Pilot, he’s back at it, this […]

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“Unnamed officials” tell CNN that FITZGERALD collision was Navy’s fault

“Unnamed officials” tell CNN that FITZGERALD collision was Navy’s fault

| July 21, 2017 | 73 Comments

CNN quotes unnamed officials who blame the Navy for the collision between USS FITZGERALD and the ACX Crystal last month which cost seven sailors their lives; The initial findings are just the first stage in what is expected to be a lengthy inquiry. Both officials said the initial investigation found that the Fitzgerald crew failed […]

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