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Weekend Open Thread

Weekend Open Thread

| September 20, 2014 | 3 Comments

Well, there’s nothing that I want to write about this morning, so I’m not going to waste our time on a bunch of useless subjects. Pinto Nag sent us this photo from New Zealand for your viewing pleasure. By the way, Paul “Palmer” Wickre dropped off another of his incoherent ramblings in the early hours […]

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Belgian police foil jihadist attacks

Belgian police foil jihadist attacks

| September 20, 2014 | 4 Comments

Belgian police say that they’ve thwarted some jihadist terrorist plots there. According to Die Welt; According to the sources of the Belgian newspaper report, authorities believe there are links between the planned terrorist attacks and the jihadist group “Islamic State,” which has taken over large swathes of territory in Syria and Iraq. Roughly 400 Belgians […]

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All Stolen Valor Is Equal.  But Some Stolen Valor Is More Equal Than Others.

All Stolen Valor Is Equal. But Some Stolen Valor Is More Equal Than Others.

| September 20, 2014 | 3 Comments

We all know the SCOTUS recently invalidated the Stolen Valor Act of 2005, forcing Congress to revise and reenact it.  That happened last year. So, merely making false claims about one’s military career isn’t in general unlawful today.  You have to do so for the purpose of fraud to break the law. But it seems […]

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5 UN peacekeepers killed in Mali

5 UN peacekeepers killed in Mali

| September 20, 2014 | 2 Comments

AFP reports that 5 UN Chadian Peacekeepers were killed in Mali Thursday by a roadside bomb; UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Friday he was “outraged” by an attack that killed five Chadian peacekeepers in Mali and called for an immediate halt to such incidents. The five soldiers died and three others were injured Thursday […]

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James “Kimo” Akaka; phony SEAL

James “Kimo” Akaka; phony SEAL

| September 19, 2014 | 66 Comments

Editor Note: We pulled this soon after we published it on June 30, 2014 because some hot Asian journalist chick at KITV in Honolulu asked me to pull it, but, she never pulled the trigger on the stolen valor story she was supposed to be writing about this clown. So, Don Shipley called today and […]

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No, Mr. Bernath, I haven’t been convicted of  perjury

No, Mr. Bernath, I haven’t been convicted of perjury

| September 19, 2014 | 112 Comments

As most of you know, Daniel A. Bernath filed a restraining order against me a few months ago. Of course, the judge tossed the order out, but Mr. Bernath contested the decision on the grounds that he was denied his right to face me in the courtroom because I attended the hearing by telephone. Well, […]

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Generals and President divided on use of “boots” in Iraq

Generals and President divided on use of “boots” in Iraq

| September 19, 2014 | 17 Comments

In the Washington Post, by way of the Stars & Stripes, they describe the tug-of-war between the White House and the Pentagon over the use of troops in Iraq; [A] series of military leaders have criticized the president’s approach against the Islamic State militant group. Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis, who served under Obama until […]

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The Ebola issue

The Ebola issue

| September 19, 2014 | 20 Comments

As it stands right now, I have mixed opinions about how to handle the Ebola question. On one hand, the way that this outbreak is going on is a serious concern. The World Health Organization made a statement that it expects the number of new Ebola outbreaks to increase exponentially. But also in the number […]

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