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Aurora mass shooting

Aurora mass shooting

| February 16, 2019 | 12 Comments

Another tragic, senseless shooting occurred in an Aurora, Illinois industrial park yesterday. Six dead, including the shooter, and five Law Officers wounded. Authorities have confirmed that the shooter, Gary Martin, 45, was killed in a shootout with police. Police said he was a 15-year veteran of the Henry Pratt Co. and was about to be […]

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Mobile PTSD Winnebago – to help local combat veterans

Mobile PTSD Winnebago – to help local combat veterans

| February 16, 2019 | 8 Comments

With more than 30,000 nonprofit veteran organizations in this country, the Department of Veterans Affairs thinks it’s a good idea to spend a bunch of money treating those veterans who caught the PTSD in a converted roadside Winnebago. Combat veterans have seen and experienced things that civilians can’t even imagine. It takes a certain type […]

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Dozens of strangers attend Marine veteran’s funeral in Houston

Dozens of strangers attend Marine veteran’s funeral in Houston

| February 16, 2019 | 5 Comments

When word got out that one Marine veteran may be buried alone, dozens of people from all over the state came to make sure he received the respect they said he deserves. It was a special moment when people from all walks of life traveled to pay their respects to a man who served this country. […]

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Saturday Feel Good Stories

Saturday Feel Good Stories

| February 16, 2019 | 5 Comments

Fringe YouTuber Zhoie Perez Shot While Filming Guard Outside LA Synagogue By: Julia Arciga A YouTube personality who appears to be involved in a fringe movement that films law enforcement personnel was shot Thursday outside of a Los Angeles synagogue during a confrontation with a security guard. “He said he was gonna shoot me dead […]

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B-17s

B-17s

| February 15, 2019 | 30 Comments

From The Other Whitey comes this collection of photos of B-17s, some of which have been damaged so badly per these photographs that they could not possibly continue to function. Here’s the information he supplied as their histories: The photo titled “B-17 loss 3” is, according to my research, 42-31333 Wee Willie of the 91st Bombardment Group […]

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Mike Pence pays tribute to Holocaust victims in visit to Auschwitz camp in Poland

Mike Pence pays tribute to Holocaust victims in visit to Auschwitz camp in Poland

| February 15, 2019 | 24 Comments

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence joined Polish President Andrzej Duda Friday in a visit to the infamous Auschwitz death camp to pay tribute to Holocaust victims. An estimated 1.3 million people were sent to Auschwitz between 1940 and 1945 where they faced starvation, brutal forced labor and execution. The German Gestapo sent people to the camp who […]

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Fitton: The Continuing Scandal at the Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Office

Fitton: The Continuing Scandal at the Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Office

| February 15, 2019 | 31 Comments

I tend to stay out of the continuing saga of the VA, as I don’t use the services offered. No dog of mine in that fight, but I try to stay abreast of the ups and downs experienced by my fellow TAHers, sympathize with the poor service rendered and hope for better conditions. Then this […]

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Weekend Open Thread – “Letzter Zug in die Freiheit”

Weekend Open Thread – “Letzter Zug in die Freiheit”

| February 15, 2019 | 64 Comments

In an earlier article, I’ve written about Heinz Meixner’s daring escape with his fiancée and mother-in-law to be from East Berlin via driving through Checkpoint Charlie. Today’s article is about another daring escape from East Berlin by vehicle – and one which was somewhat more spectacular. . . . Harry Deterling was a railroad engineer […]

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