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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 | 0 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 | 1 Comment

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 | 63 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 | 96 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 | 16 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 | 18 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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8 Ebola education team members killed in Guinea

8 Ebola education team members killed in Guinea

| September 19, 2014 | 18 Comments

Pinto Nag sends us a link to Reuters which reports that eight members of an Ebola education team were found murdered in Guinea when they were trying to teach people how to avoid getting the deadly disease. “The eight bodies were found in the village latrine. Three of them had their throats slit,” Damantang Albert […]

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Guest Post: 20 years ago today:  Operation Uphold Democracy, Haiti

Guest Post: 20 years ago today: Operation Uphold Democracy, Haiti

| September 19, 2014 | 10 Comments

A guest post from Martinjmpr; The “big” wars get all the press. Books, movies, television programs and other elements of pop culture devote their attention to the major military operations of the day. The mundane, minor, brush-fire conflicts are barely mentioned at the time and quickly forgotten afterwards. It was 20 years ago today that […]

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