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Hagel: Boots on the ground in Iraq “could be necessary”

Hagel: Boots on the ground in Iraq “could be necessary”

| January 31, 2015 | 19 Comments

The week that the Pentagon nearly doubled the number of US troops in Iraq, outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel told CNN that the US may need ground combat troops in Iraq to turn back the Islamic State according to Military.com; “I think it may require a forward deployment of some of our troops,” Hagel […]

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HR 378; Responsible Body Armor Possession Act

HR 378; Responsible Body Armor Possession Act

| January 31, 2015 | 30 Comments

Flagwaver alerts us to the introduction of House Resolution 378, entitled the “Responsible Body Armor Possession Act” which makes possession of “enhanced” body armor that “the ballistic resistance of which meets or exceeds the ballistic performance of Type III armor” punishable by less than ten years imprisonment and a fine. Type III armor provides protection […]

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Mark Allen Kelly indicted

Mark Allen Kelly indicted

| January 31, 2015 | 18 Comments

We wrote about Mark Allen Kelly last year when he was arrested for showing a fake military ID card to NCIS investigators and parading around in a Navy uniform up there in my old Rochester, New York stomping grounds. The news comes yesterday that Kelly was indicted by a federal grand jury; Prosecutors said Mark […]

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Michael “Chico” Hays; still a phony

Michael “Chico” Hays; still a phony

| January 31, 2015 | 53 Comments

We wrote about Michael Hays, of Seattle, Washington back in April last year, but Scotty says that it’s had no effect on his phony ass. He still claims that he’s a special forces-trained Marine, or a Marine in Special Forces, or something. He has a Special Forces crest tattooed in his left arm; He also […]

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Johnnie Ivan Massie; Marine phony

Johnnie Ivan Massie; Marine phony

| January 31, 2015 | 42 Comments

Scotty sends us his work on this Johnnie Ivan Massie fellow who claims to be a mighty Marine with his Combat Action Ribbon, his Purple Heart Medal and his Bronze Star with valor device. Here the DD214 that he flashes; Yeah, I’ve never heard of a .60 caliber machine gun either. Or a sarpshooter bage. […]

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Asians outraged by Army headline that had nothing to do with them

Asians outraged by Army headline that had nothing to do with them

| January 31, 2015 | 70 Comments

This is from the National Review and it’s about an army.mil headline that read “Chinks in special ops’ digital and physical armor poses challenges”. And, as you can see from the screen shots of the Tweets above, the illiterate masses took offense at the use of the word “chinks” which is defined in everyone’s English […]

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Saturday morning feel good story

Saturday morning feel good story

| January 31, 2015 | 2 Comments

Today’s story comes from Texas – a good spot for a gunfight; The owner of the lot and his daughter were sleeping when they heard the door being knocked down. A woman who works on the lot said three or four armed men wearing masks yelled at the homeowner to get on the ground. The […]

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Weekend open thread

Weekend open thread

| January 30, 2015 | 125 Comments

Toasty wants a Superbowl Weekend Open Thread already, so here it is, along with the picture she sent. Who is playing in this game, anyway? If the Giants ain’t in it, I don’t care.

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