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USAF Overflights of Russia

USAF Overflights of Russia

| August 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

I ran across a fascinating article this morning.  I thought I’d share it. The article deals with USAF involvement in overflights of the Soviet Union between 1950 and 1956.  And no, not just quick in-and-out “border dashes”.  Some of the missions were indeed deep penetration overflights. The article is not sourced, and the author appears […]

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Weekend Open Thread

Weekend Open Thread

| August 23, 2014 | 2 Comments

No one asked for it, but here’s your weekend open thread while I sort out some some stuff.

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White House considers airstrikes in Syria

White House considers airstrikes in Syria

| August 23, 2014 | 6 Comments

The Washington Times reports that the beheading of James Foley by ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State thugs has pushed the White House to look at airstrikes on ISIS units in Syria. I guess they called the President on the 9th hole and asked him if its OK; Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said the videotaped beheading of […]

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Regarding USAF Personnel Cuts

Regarding USAF Personnel Cuts

| August 22, 2014 | 10 Comments

One of our readers of the USAF-persuasion recently provided a link regarding USAF personnel issues.  So thought I’d write about that too. As has been the case with the Army and Navy, members of the USAF are also being scrutinized for involuntary separation. The USAF recently completed a records review of 7,121 individuals in the […]

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Don’t Condemn Hostages Who Denounce America

Don’t Condemn Hostages Who Denounce America

| August 22, 2014 | 49 Comments

I had an epiphany, an awakening moment today, regarding the issue of those hostages held by jihadist organizations as pawns in this expanding war of militant Islam versus the rest of the world. Like millions of others, I was disgusted with the jihadi mindset that would stage an on- camera beheading of a young American […]

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More “Government Transparency”?  Sure Looks Like It.

More “Government Transparency”? Sure Looks Like It.

| August 22, 2014 | 6 Comments

Remember a month ago or so, when the TSA flatly denied news reports that illegal immigrants were being allowed to board US commercial flights without proper ID? You know, after Border Patrol union officials had disclosed the practice, flatly stated it was occurring, and questioned it?  When TSA said, in a press release to multiple […]

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Pet Dinosaur killed, Student arrested

Pet Dinosaur killed, Student arrested

| August 22, 2014 | 25 Comments

WCSC form South Carolina reports That Alex Stone was  suspended for completing a creative writing assignment.   Now as Paul Harvey would have said “The rest of the Story” Alex was given a writing assignment on his first day back at school to  write Facebook post based in the future about an event. So he […]

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Charles Rood; phony SEAL in WV

Charles Rood; phony SEAL in WV

| August 22, 2014 | 38 Comments

Don Shipley sends us a link to the Huntington, WV Herald Dispatch which tells the tale of local resident Charles Rood; He really enjoyed working for Jim Tweel, owner of Jim’s Steak and Spaghetti Restaurant, but decided to join the U.S. Navy in December of 1959 and, this is where his story really begins to […]

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