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Ninth Circuit upholds conviction of Valor thief Elven Swisher

Ninth Circuit upholds conviction of Valor thief Elven Swisher

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Former Marine Elven Swisher told the Veterans Affairs Department that he had been wounded on a secret mission into China or North Korea in 1957, that he had been awarded a secret Purple Heart for the wounds, but that he’d been told to keep it quiet. As a result, he collected a few thousand bucks […]

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First women to earn EIB are Korean

First women to earn EIB are Korean

| October 30, 2014 | 5 Comments

Well the glass ceiling for women earning the Expert Infantry Badge has been busted – by Korean soldiers – according to the Army Times; Staff Sgt. Kim Min Kyoung and Staff Sgt. Kwon Min Zy, both infantry squad leaders in the Republic of Korea Army’s 21st Infantry Division, said they are honored to have had […]

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The Ebola quarantines and the great military divide

The Ebola quarantines and the great military divide

| October 30, 2014 | 6 Comments

Cross Posted from the paying-home. I generally try to avoid any topic about the president, because damn near everyone out there either hates the man reflexively, or sort of worships him.  And so the comments turn into a disaster, and I have to keep monitoring, because some people simply cannot confine their comments to the […]

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Giffords tries to make guns an issue in this election

Giffords tries to make guns an issue in this election

| October 30, 2014 | 6 Comments

The Associated Press makes Gabby Giffords a very sympathetic figure in their piece about her struggle – a woman shot in the head by a mad man stands up to the giant National Rifle Association and their single-minded Bubba constituency as she tries to make guns an issue in this election. As Giffords visited nine […]

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The party of “Uncle Toms”, “Whores” and “Bumpkins”

The party of “Uncle Toms”, “Whores” and “Bumpkins”

| October 30, 2014 | 20 Comments

Democrats seem to be losing the mid-term elections and so they’re cranking up the hyperbole. In South Carolina, Democrat candidate for governor Vincent Sheheen called the sitting governor a “whore”, but the Washington Post tells us that it was “accidental”, whatever that means; During an appearance in Florence, Shaheen said, “we are going to escort […]

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Thursday morning feel good stories

Thursday morning feel good stories

| October 30, 2014 | 3 Comments

Chief Tango sends us a slew of stories for this morning, I guess the thieves are out doing their Christmas shopping early this year. The first comes from Texas; Police aren’t releasing many details at this time, but say the home invasion happened inside a home in the 1100 block of Hillcrest Boulevard about 2 […]

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Oh, For Pete’s Sake – “The Floggings Will Continue Until Morale Improves”, Part 2

Oh, For Pete’s Sake – “The Floggings Will Continue Until Morale Improves”, Part 2

| October 29, 2014 | 60 Comments

“Buy me drink, GI?” Well, from now on:  if you’re stationed in Korea, in those establishments known as “juicy bars” the answer damn well better be, “Sorry – no.” How so? Well, it seems that the USFK CG just made that against regulations – and thus unlawful under Article 92, UCMJ. Seriously. Why? It seems […]

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John R Acton; embellished military service for public office

John R Acton; embellished military service for public office

| October 29, 2014 | 27 Comments

One of our Facebook friends sent us a link to SanTanValley.com in regards to this John R. Acton fellow who is running for constable in Arizona. They investigated him in regards to his stated history in law enforcement and found his record wanting, so naturally, they doubted his military service as well; Over the last […]

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