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Brandon Garrison; that victimless stolen valor crime

Brandon Garrison; that victimless stolen valor crime

| September 5, 2015 | 10 Comments

We wrote about Brandon Garrison back in July. He was a fobbit in Afghanistan who hardly ever left his airconditioned office in the Korengal Valley back in 2007, but he played the wounded hero when he returned from that deployment. Even telling a Gold Star mother about the last minutes of her son’s life even […]

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Yer Latest “Good Economic News”

Yer Latest “Good Economic News”

| September 5, 2015 | 5 Comments

Well, the economic news for August is now out.  Short version:  the economy is still in the freaking toilet. For the third consecutive month, the US labor participation rate remained at 62.6%.  That means only 62.6% (the actual number, to 6 figures, calculates to 62.5518%) of the US civilian labor force is actually working or […]

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MFO troops in Sinai wounded by IED

MFO troops in Sinai wounded by IED

| September 5, 2015 | 5 Comments

According to Fox News, four US troops and two others were wounded by two IEDs last week as part of the Multinational Force and Observer mission in the Sinai. The Multinational Force and Observer mission is charged with keeping Egypt and Israel separated according to the Camp David accords of 1978. No group has taken […]

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Saturday morning feel good stories

Saturday morning feel good stories

| September 5, 2015 | 5 Comments

In Santa Ana, California, Erickson Dumaual was sleeping in his own bed at about 4 AM when a couple of fellows turning their lives around intruded on his sleep demanding his valubles with a gun to his head. When the gunman, 19-year-old Bryan Bravo, took his eyes off of Dumaul, he made his move and […]

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Weekend Open Thread

Weekend Open Thread

| September 4, 2015 | 112 Comments

This week’s picture comes from Ex-PH2 and she says that it’s a Cross Orbweaver; This is a Cross Orbweaver, a common European species that transferred to the Americas a long time ago. The name comes from the white spots that form a cross on her back, not because she’s cranky. The actual size of the […]

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Dempsey worried about migration crisis

Dempsey worried about migration crisis

| September 4, 2015 | 35 Comments

ABC News reports that the out-going Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, General Martin Dempsey, was wringing his hands in an interview with them over the immigration problem – not the one on our own border, but rather the one that is suddenly in the news because of a picture of dead toddler on the beach […]

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Spike’s Tactical “Crusader” scary black gun

Spike’s Tactical “Crusader” scary black gun

| September 4, 2015 | 78 Comments

Spike’s Tactical is selling a gun they’ve named the “Crusader” – it’s a scary-looking black rifle, an AR-series model. It was the idea of former Navy SEAL Ben “Mookie” Thomas. It differs from most ARs in that it has Knights Templar Long Cross on one side and the Psalm “Blessed be the Lord my Rock, […]

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Pentagon warns troops of ISIS chemical weapon threat

Pentagon warns troops of ISIS chemical weapon threat

| September 4, 2015 | 34 Comments

According to Fox News, defense officials have instructed troops to reacquaint themselves with the chemical defense techniques from the Cold War days given reports that ISIS has acquired chemical weapons and shown a propensity for the use of those weapons. During a briefing Thursday, the Pentagon would not publicly confirm the order but reassured reporters […]

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