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Army may miss recruiting goals for 2015

Army may miss recruiting goals for 2015

| July 31, 2015 | 2 Comments

USAToday reports that the Army is looking at missing it’s recruiting goal for the first time in six years, for the third time in the last 20 years. “It is a challenging mission, and we’re not going to get around that,” [Major General Jeffrey Snow, USAREC commander] said. “And there are indications that the economy […]

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Planned Parenthood’s chop shops

Planned Parenthood’s chop shops

| July 31, 2015 | 8 Comments

One reason it is so difficult to recover stolen cars is that many, if not most, are not stolen to be sold intact but rather to be taken to what are called chop shops, below-the-radar auto body shops that surreptitiously dismantle these vehicles, stripping away every conceivable part that may have resale value in the […]

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Lloyd Keith Mitchell sentenced

Lloyd Keith Mitchell sentenced

| July 31, 2015 | 27 Comments

We discussed 66-year-old Lloyd Keith Mitchell back in April when he was arrested for presenting a forged DD214 in order to get a veterans’ driver license. He claimed to be a retired admiral and he made false statements to police investigators, so he was charged with perjury, too, on top of the forged document. Mitchell […]

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Congress allows the VA to dip into Vet Choice money

Congress allows the VA to dip into Vet Choice money

| July 31, 2015 | 9 Comments

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs threatened to start closing medical facilities if Congress wouldn’t allow them to take money out of the Veterans’ Choice Program, you know, that program that is less than a year old and was supposed to relieve pressure from an over-booked healthcare system. So, Congress folded like Kmart lawnchairs. “While I […]

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Todd Patrick Golding and his phony Marine career

Todd Patrick Golding and his phony Marine career

| July 31, 2015 | 23 Comments

The folks at Military Phonies send us their extraordinary work on this Todd Patrick Golding fellow who has been loving this whole anonymity of the internet thing. He claims that he retired as a WO5 in Marine Corps and he’s been trolling a bunch of discussion forums related to military service using the screen name […]

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Friday morning feel good stories

Friday morning feel good stories

| July 31, 2015 | 5 Comments

In Sparta, New Jersey, two teens were just looking for their friend’s house when they accidentally knocked on a door of an off-duty policeman, late at night in a quiet neighborhood where recently there had coincidentally been a burglary recently. For some odd reason, the off-duty policeman wasn’t particularly happy that strangers were knocking on […]

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Carter to allow more armed troops

Carter to allow more armed troops

| July 30, 2015 | 18 Comments

Chief Tango sends us a link to the Washington Post which reports that Ashton Carter, the Secretary of Defense, will authorize more troops to be armed in the wake of the attack last week on a recruiting station and a Reserve center in Chattanooga, Tennessee; The decision was outlined in a two-page memo released at […]

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Brandon Garrison phony busted by mates

Brandon Garrison phony busted by mates

| July 30, 2015 | 57 Comments

Bobo sends us a link to Kansas City Fox 4 which tells the story of Brandon Garrison who has been playing the victim of his deployment to Afghanistan for years. He has benefited from receiving a free home and a free service dog. He has done interviews graveside of people he claimed to try and […]

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