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Pineywoods NCO; Junk Mail would make us all billionaires

Pineywoods NCO; Junk Mail would make us all billionaires

| December 28, 2014 | 18 Comments

We have a guest post from PineywoodsNCO who is apparently fed up with his spam. This comes with a spew alert; In this modern age of technology and all kinds of modern gadgets out there like laptop computers, smartphones, tablets and such, there is such an incredible world to explore. So much to know, to […]

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Yer Sunday Oddity:  Mac Sabbath

Yer Sunday Oddity: Mac Sabbath

| December 28, 2014 | 15 Comments

For better or worse, McDonalds is an American cultural icon.  So is heavy metal music. And when the two meet, the result is . . . well, just plain weird.  In a kinda-creepy-but-it-works-anyway way. Enjoy – I think.  (smile) If you’re still “hungry” after that, here’s a second helping. Hey, I warned ya it was […]

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Jamie Read and James Hughes; sandbagging the jihadi hunt

Jamie Read and James Hughes; sandbagging the jihadi hunt

| December 28, 2014 | 15 Comments

It was pretty big news a few months ago when Jamie Read and James Hughes, a couple of Brits who told the world that they were going to Syria to avenge the death of UK citizen and aid worker Alan Henning. But the Daily Mail says that, despite their exciting tales of firefights while they […]

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Stephen Gildow; phony Beirut Marine

Stephen Gildow; phony Beirut Marine

| December 28, 2014 | 41 Comments

Scotty sends us his work on the fellow Stephen Gildow who told the story of his time in Beirut when he survived the truck bomb attack on the barracks there on October 23, 1983; Yeah, yeah, yeah, we all have PTSD – they spray us with the virus in Basic Training. Of course, since most […]

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Kimberly Yonkers: Mental health isn’t the gun issue we need to address

Kimberly Yonkers: Mental health isn’t the gun issue we need to address

| December 28, 2014 | 12 Comments

This pointy-head professor at the Yale School of Medicine, Kimberly Yonkers, writes in the pages of the Washington Post that it’s “dangerous” to blame mental health for gun violence in the United States; The elimination of severe psychiatric conditions would not solve our problems with gun violence. Despite the sensationalism of shootings that occur in […]

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Sunday morning feel good stories

Sunday morning feel good stories

| December 28, 2014 | 4 Comments

Chief Tango sends us our stories again this morning. The first is from Pennsylvania; A release from police stated that the homeowner asked the intruder, “What are you doing here?” The intruder then ran toward the homeowner, who fired a single shot that struck the intruder in the chest. After making his way through the […]

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Weekend Open Thread

Weekend Open Thread

| December 27, 2014 | 81 Comments

So, here’s your open thread for the weekend – on the 40th anniversary of my enlistment. Yes, it was December 27, 1974 when I flew out of Syracuse Airport on route to Fort Polk, Louisiana where I spent the next 16 weeks being the most infantryman I could be. No the mustache isn’t regulation, but […]

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1SG Katrina Moerk gets ARCOM for trolling

1SG Katrina Moerk gets ARCOM for trolling

| December 27, 2014 | 563 Comments

No this is NOT satire, it’s not the Duffel Blog, it’s Military.com and it is about 1SG Katrina Moerk who got an Army Commendation Medal for scolding other soldiers in a social media chat room; First Sgt. Katrina Moerk, now the first sergeant of Charlie Company, 741st Military Intelligence Battalion, was browsing a social media […]

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