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Pentagon: move retirees to Obamacare

Pentagon: move retirees to Obamacare

| December 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Yeah, who didn’t see this coming; budget experts at the Pentagon say that the Department of Defense could save butt loads of money of they forced military retirees into Obamacare. We know that, but it’s not keeping faith with veterans who fulfilled their obligations depending on the government to keep their end up. From the […]

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Pakistan kills 77 Taliban in retribution for school massacre

Pakistan kills 77 Taliban in retribution for school massacre

| December 20, 2014 | 1 Comment

Pakistan blames Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), one of the local Taliban bands, for the killing of nearly 150 folks, mostly students, earlier this week. So they went and killed bunch of those fellows yesterday in the northwestern tribal areas near Afghanistan, according to Stars & Stripes; The [Pakistani] military said its ground forces late Thursday killed […]

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Seven Return

Seven Return

| December 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

DPMO has announced the identification of an additional seven US MIAs from the Korean War. • SFC Earl E. Hilgenberg, E Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, US Army, was lost 2 November 1950 in North Korea. He was accounted for 17 November 2014. • PFC Anthony Massey, Jr., C Company, 24th Infantry […]

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Saturday morning feel good stories

Saturday morning feel good stories

| December 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Once again Chief Tango sends us our feel good stories to kick off your weekend. The first is from Colorado; The two men had agreed to meet for the computer sale in a parking lot near Evans and Broadway at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Police say Earl May, Jr., 28, tried to pay with counterfeit cash […]

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I believe…

I believe…

| December 20, 2014 | 1 Comment

I believe in Father Christmas. A few years ago, I realized that if a man is lucky he will go through the three stages of Santa Claus.  I have been fortunate in my life, I have hit each stage and am a better man for it. For those of you that don’t know what those […]

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Weekend open thread

Weekend open thread

| December 19, 2014 | 32 Comments

Ex-PH2 asked for an open thread and she says that if you have spaces in your prayer list, send one out to Sparks this weekend. He’s fine, but he’s laid up for a few days. Don Shipley wants to have a photoshop contest using Bernath and Wittgenfeld as subjects. It’s all satire though. Send me […]

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Handwringers askeered of new Orlando attraction

Handwringers askeered of new Orlando attraction

| December 19, 2014 | 28 Comments

Todd sends us a link to the Orlando’s WTSP about a new attraction opening tomorrow in Orlando called Machine Gun America; The 13,000-square-foot facility sits directly across from Kissimmee’s Old Town attraction which is a nostalgic tourist mecca aimed at family fun. But instead of roller coasters and go carts, Machine Gun America offers live […]

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A thousand paratroopers headed for Iraq next month

A thousand paratroopers headed for Iraq next month

| December 19, 2014 | 21 Comments

OK, my timing was off a hair, but my prediction that the 82nd Airborne Division would send a brigade to Iraq is closer to realization, according to Stars & Stripes; The soldiers from the 82nd’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team, based at Fort Bragg, N.C., will begin to deploy in late January to train, advise and […]

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