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VA Secretary; aging veterans “created stress”

VA Secretary; aging veterans “created stress”

| April 27, 2015 | 63 Comments

AZ Central reports that the Secretary of Veterans’ Affairs is blaming the fact that Vietnam veterans are getting older, instead of dying, is what strains the resources of the Department; “Our veteran population — particularly that population who fought during the Vietnam War — is aging,” McDonald said. “And the aging of that population is […]

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Stryker upgrades scheduled for US unit in Europe

Stryker upgrades scheduled for US unit in Europe

| April 27, 2015 | 49 Comments

I must be out of touch. I didn’t know that there was a version of the Stryker armored vehicle that is armed with only a .50 caliber machine gun. Apparently, that what the US sent to Europe as a sign of commitment to our allies. Now Congress is setting aside money to upgrade the vehicles […]

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SEALs die in training accident

SEALs die in training accident

| April 27, 2015 | 23 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 | 6 Comments

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 | 78 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 | 33 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 | 38 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 | 7 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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