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Andre Shepherd needs to prove war crimes

Andre Shepherd needs to prove war crimes

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Reuters reports that the fellow who we’ve been keeping an eye on since he deserted back in 2007, Andre Shepherd, must prove to the European Court of Justice that there war crimes committed in Iraq which provoked him to desert from his Army job and his upcoming second deployment as a depot helicopter mechanic. That […]

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Colin Michael Ross; phony Beirut veteran

Colin Michael Ross; phony Beirut veteran

| February 27, 2015 | 14 Comments

Scotty sends his work on the fellow, Colin Michael Ross who was booted from the VFW when he showed them this DD214 and couldn’t produce any evidence that he’d actually earned the Purple Heart (good on them); The National Personnel Records Center says he was a private when he was discharged after 47 months of […]

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Medal of Honor for Chris Kyle?

Medal of Honor for Chris Kyle?

| February 27, 2015 | 29 Comments

Chief Tango sends us a link to the Washington Post which discusses the efforts of Texas Congressman Roger Williams who is spearheading the effort to clear the way for President Obama to award the Medal of Honor to late “American Sniper” Chris Kyle. I know this post is going to get some of you pissed […]

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Friday morning feel good story

Friday morning feel good story

| February 27, 2015 | 2 Comments

This short and sweet story comes from New Mexico; Albuquerque police say a homeowner has fatally shot an intruder during a home invasion. Police say the shooting occurred Thursday morning at a home on the 1100 block of Stutz Northeast. The wounded man was taken to a hospital where he died. Albuquerque police say it’s […]

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Just A Sailor

Just A Sailor

| February 26, 2015 | 19 Comments

Preface: Title blatantly stolen from Steve Waterman’s book “Just A Sailor”. We met once and I have a signed copy.  Kinda happy to give him a nod here. —- This post may seem a  bit of a whine, perhaps, but it is primarily just a sort of journal entry. It was suggested I post some […]

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Bullet ban as gun control

Bullet ban as gun control

| February 26, 2015 | 60 Comments

Fox News reports that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is set to ban “green tip” M885 5.56mm ammunition for the popular AR-style firearms, based on the barely true fact that the ammunition can be fired in a pistol. I don’t know how many AR pistols there are out there, but they are […]

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New York Times; Concealed Carry’s Body Count

New York Times; Concealed Carry’s Body Count

| February 26, 2015 | 10 Comments

Jacobite sends us a link to an article about the New York Times‘ attempt to poison the debate on concealed carry laws. The use data from the Violence Policy Center to make their case; In studying the 544 shootings, the center found 177 cases where people with gun licenses were ultimately convicted of crimes, including […]

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Mc Haji’s Navy

Mc Haji’s Navy

| February 26, 2015 | 18 Comments

From reading comments on pieces I’ve posted here previously, I know that a significant number of the folks who read my stuff are old enough to remember the TV sitcom Mc Hale’s Navy. I’d wager that when you think back to that show, terms like clumsy, bumbling, and goofballs come to mind. Well, now we […]

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