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SEALs die in training accident

SEALs die in training accident

| April 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

The sad news that a second SEAL has passed from his injuries in a training accident at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Virginia. 34-year-old Special Warfare Operators 1st Class Brett Allen Marihugh and Seth Cody Lewis were found at the bottom of their Combat Swimmer Training Facility. Lewis died Friday and Marihugh passed yesterday. […]

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Monday morning feel good story

Monday morning feel good story

| April 27, 2015 | 1 Comment

This morning’s story is brief and it came from Tennessee; According to police, the sound of breaking glass woke up a man and woman at the Ridgeway Terrace Apartments in Hickory Hill. Believing someone had entered the house, the couple hid in a closet. The burglar, who police say is the woman’s ex-boyfriend, found the […]

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About God and Freedom

About God and Freedom

| April 26, 2015 | 32 Comments

If it was a tall day, I could stretch myself all the way up to four feet. Big Rita had me by a head, maybe two. Hers was a big head too almost troll like in stature. Being cornbread fed, she easily had me by 30 pounds. Big Rita did not like me. On reflection, […]

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NBC: At least 10 Brian William embellishments

NBC: At least 10 Brian William embellishments

| April 26, 2015 | 17 Comments

While NBC fans are calling for the return of Brian Williams to the network, CNNMoney says that the network has found “at least 10″ incidents of Williams embellishing his news stories; But The New York Times and The Washington Post reported new details on Friday night that painted Williams in a decidedly negative light. The […]

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The case for a professional standing Army; the Ukraine example

The case for a professional standing Army; the Ukraine example

| April 26, 2015 | 34 Comments

Richard Nixon ended the US conscription program in 1973 and we’ve had a large professional volunteer standing Army since then. When the old Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in 1979, Jimmy Carter reinstated draft registration because he had made military service so unattractive it became clear that conscription would be the only way that the US […]

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From the Road, Two for Sunday

From the Road, Two for Sunday

| April 26, 2015 | 5 Comments

Spent a loooong time on the road this past week, and will be doing the same this weekend.  After today, I think I’ll have calluses on my  . . . well, let’s just say I’ll have some new calluses.  (smile) One of the good things about being on the road is the opportunity to listen […]

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Keith Chandler back in the news

Keith Chandler back in the news

| April 26, 2015 | 13 Comments

Last year we wrote about this Keith Chandler fellow who had forged his military documents in order to get Purple Heart license plates that he didn’t earn during his brief and tumultuous career in the Army. Well, he finished his 90 days in jail, I guess, but now he faces having his five years of […]

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Sunday morning feel good stories

Sunday morning feel good stories

| April 26, 2015 | 4 Comments

This morning’s tales of gun-wielding good guys begin with this one from Ohio; Around 5:30 Friday night, the man walked into The Wireless store on West Galbraith Road and pointed a gun at the clerk. The clerk had a gun in the store. The video shows him grab it, he backs into a back room […]

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