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Two IL men arrested for terror plot

Two IL men arrested for terror plot

| March 26, 2015 | 53 Comments

Jerry920 and Bobo send us links to the story of cousins Hasan and Jonas Edmonds. Hasan was an Illinois National Guardsman. Both were arrested by feds for planning to provide material support to ISIS, according to ABC News; Army National Guard Specialist Hasan Edmonds, 22, was arrested at Chicago Midway International Airport as he was […]

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Martha Knight; National Guard soldier arrested for claiming falsified leave

Martha Knight; National Guard soldier arrested for claiming falsified leave

| March 26, 2015 | 42 Comments

SJ sends us a link from North Carolina in regards to Martha Knight who was a National Guardsman there and she used that status to apply for leave from her regular job at a middle school. School officials along with Air Force National Guard investigators documented 20 falsified claims; An investigation began when School Resource […]

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70th anniversary of Operation Varsity

70th anniversary of Operation Varsity

| March 26, 2015 | 5 Comments

Seventy years ago yesterday saw the largest single-day, single drop airborne operation of the Second World War. Divisions of the American (17th Airborne Division), British (6th Airborne Division) and Canadian paratroopers assaulted across the Rheine River to assist in the invasion of Germany. About 17,000 troops dropped during the daylight jump on top of German […]

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Transgender ban discussion at the Pentagon

Transgender ban discussion at the Pentagon

| March 26, 2015 | 90 Comments

The Miami Herald discusses some of the issues that the Pentagon is struggling with in regards to folks with Gender Identity Disorder who say that all they want to do is serve in the military like everyone else. Much of the opposition centers on questions of where transgender troops would be housed, what berthing they […]

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Jose Lantigua; phony Ranger, phony dead guy

Jose Lantigua; phony Ranger, phony dead guy

| March 26, 2015 | 24 Comments

The Associated Press tells the story of this Jose Lantigua fellow who faked his own death to cheat insurance companies out of eight million bucks, and, oh, guess what? He pretended to be a Ranger before he faked his death; Lantigua, who had emigrated to the U.S. as a youth, purchased Circle K Furniture in […]

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Bergdahl claims that he tried to escape from captors

Bergdahl claims that he tried to escape from captors

| March 26, 2015 | 77 Comments

Reuters reports that Bowe Bergdahl claims that he tried to escape from the Taliban/Haqqani folks who were holding him, according to a statement that his lawyer released yesterday; …Bergdahl tried to escape his Taliban captors a dozen times in five years as a prisoner of war, once remaining free for nine days, but each time […]

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Stevie Nicks honored at USO banquet

Stevie Nicks honored at USO banquet

| March 26, 2015 | 39 Comments

Stevie Nicks welcomed me home with her song “Desert Angels” in 1991. I had been pretty neutral on her music until then, but that one changed my mind and made me a fan. I went to a Fleetwood Mac concert in DC soon after 9-11-2001 and i was pleased because all they did was play […]

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Thursday morning feel good story

Thursday morning feel good story

| March 26, 2015 | 5 Comments

This morning we begin our tour of the country from Ohio; The homeowner, whose name and age have not been released, discovered two males inside his home. During a confrontation with the suspected burglars, the homeowner brandished a gun and fired at both of them, police said. One suspect fled the scene. The other suspect, […]

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