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Just A Sailor

Just A Sailor

| February 26, 2015 | 14 Comments

Preface: Title blatantly stolen from Steve Waterman’s book “Just A Sailor”. We met once and I have a signed copy.  Kinda happy to give him a nod here. —- This post may seem a  bit of a whine, perhaps, but it is primarily just a sort of journal entry. It was suggested I post some […]

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Bullet ban as gun control

Bullet ban as gun control

| February 26, 2015 | 49 Comments

Fox News reports that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is set to ban “green tip” M885 5.56mm ammunition for the popular AR-style firearms, based on the barely true fact that the ammunition can be fired in a pistol. I don’t know how many AR pistols there are out there, but they are […]

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New York Times; Concealed Carry’s Body Count

New York Times; Concealed Carry’s Body Count

| February 26, 2015 | 10 Comments

Jacobite sends us a link to an article about the New York Times‘ attempt to poison the debate on concealed carry laws. The use data from the Violence Policy Center to make their case; In studying the 544 shootings, the center found 177 cases where people with gun licenses were ultimately convicted of crimes, including […]

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Mc Haji’s Navy

Mc Haji’s Navy

| February 26, 2015 | 17 Comments

From reading comments on pieces I’ve posted here previously, I know that a significant number of the folks who read my stuff are old enough to remember the TV sitcom Mc Hale’s Navy. I’d wager that when you think back to that show, terms like clumsy, bumbling, and goofballs come to mind. Well, now we […]

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Victoria Cross for Lance Corporal Joshua Leakey

Victoria Cross for Lance Corporal Joshua Leakey

| February 26, 2015 | 10 Comments

According to BBC, Lance Corporal Joshua Leakey of the 1st Paras was awarded the Victoria Cross for rescuing an American officer under heavy fire in Helmand Province of Afghanistan; L/Cpl Leakey is the only living British soldier to receive a VC during the Afghan campaign. Two others have been awarded posthumously. There have been 15 […]

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Gary Thatcher; phony Ranger turns phony tanker

Gary Thatcher; phony Ranger turns phony tanker

| February 26, 2015 | 48 Comments

Scotty sends us his work on this Gary Thatcher fellow who claims that he was a Ranger sniper for 18 years, and then when he got old, he became a tank driver. Because that’s how it works in the Army. They folks with 18 years of sniper experience driving tanks; He’s gone from being a […]

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Ryan T. Wolf Beymer; fundraising phony (Updated)

Ryan T. Wolf Beymer; fundraising phony (Updated)

| February 26, 2015 | 263 Comments

Someone sent us this Ryan T Wolf Beymer fellow. He claims that he was injured on a jump while he was in the 82d Airborne Division, and of course, he has PTSD from being “hazed” while in the unit. From the Chautaugua County Star News Daily; Having survived the 9/11 attack at his high school […]

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Those poor deserters

Those poor deserters

| February 26, 2015 | 38 Comments

New York Magazine decided that they needed to do a piece on those brave Americans that absconded to Canada instead of fulfilling their commitment to the country of their births – the deserters. But, they really should have done their homework. Take for example, Kimberly Rivera; Kim Rivera, was deported from Canada in 2012. Rivera […]

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