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LTC Raymond Valas convicted

Bobo sends us a link to the Stars & Stripes article which announces the conviction of LTC Raymond Valas for soliciting for sex with a minor girl while he was on temporary duty (TDY) to San Antonio a year ago August; Valas faces between 10 years and life in federal prison when he is sentenced […]

Finland Walks the Line: “They Were Testing How We’d React…”

3 hours agoIndustries / Military : OPFOR

The WaPo interviewed Finland’s President and Foreign Minister recently, and the discussion is one of the most diplomatic yet frank and realistic exchanges I have read in some time. I recommend the whole thing to you, especially a clear...Show More Summary

Thanksgiving 2014

It’s that time of year again. For those of you celebrating American Thanksgiving: if you’re deep-frying your turkey (otherwise known as “doing it right”), be safe. Hundreds of years ago, boiling oil was a weapon we would have covered. Treat it accordingly. Common tips include making 100% sure that adding the turkey to the oil […]

Blood and Sand

Oh Lord it's a war party me no wanna go Everybody seem to be inviting me To a war party me no wanna go Heard about the last one so thanks but-no thank you --War Party, Eddie Grant Poor Silas, so concerned for other folk, And nothingShow More Summary

Prank It Forward helps a veteran

The folks at Prank It Forward sent us this video of something they did for a veteran, in the form of a prank; Reaching out to share a prank collaboration between Break.com, Extra TV, and Michelle Obama. They teamed up as part of Break.com’s feel-good Prank It FWD campaign to surprise John, an unemployed veteran […]

WTP?

The following headline appeared yesterday on an article published one the Gainesville (FL) Sun’s website: Suspect attempts to rape, rob man leaving ATM, Gainesville police say That’s not the odd part – well, maybe it is a bit “odd” for Gainesville, FL, but it’s not the oddest thing about the incident.  The really strange part […]

An Update on RADM Giardina

There’s been some recent news – again – about RADM Timothy M. Giardina. For those who’ve forgotten, RADM Giardina was the former Deputy Commander of STRATCOM who was relieved of duties (and who reverted to RADM rank) after being accused of using altered poker chips at a local casino. “Altered”, as in changed to […]

The POW liars

The piece we did yesterday on POW pretender Bob Curtis reminds me that we need to repeat this story about the Veterans’ Affairs Department and their inability to weed out phony POWs from their ranks. I talked to the reporter who wrote the article that we linked to at the Lebanon Democrat last night and […]

Afghans to start night raids again next year

Hamid Karzai, the most Taliban man in Afghanistan, banned night raids last year to help his pals out in their war against Karzai’s government. According to Stars & Stripes, and the New York Times, the new Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, is going to lift that ban with the coming of the new year; Afghan National […]

Helman canned

After 207 days on administrative leave, Sharon Helman, the former director of the Phoenix VA hospital has finally been kicked to the curb. Helman presided over a corrupt system that the Office of the Inspector General found that neglected veterans waiting for their treatment, yet taxpayers continued all of this time to pay for her […]

Leaked FAA Draft Rules Would Curtail Commercial UAV Potential

According to the WSJ the FAA plans to introduce rules that will drastically limit practical use of commercial UAVs in the US. For one, drone operators would have to be certified pilots of manned aircraft. Chuck Hagel may not have been the most decisive or effective US defense secretary in history, but there seems to […]

Iran talks fail once again

So, you may not have noticed, but there was supposed to be a deadline for an agreement on Iran’s nuclear ambitions yesterday, instead, after a few days of scurrying around trying to put together an agreement of sorts, the negotiating parties decided instead to extend the deadline for seven months. Needless to say, John Kerry, […]

Infowars: Delta Force in Ferguson

I posted this story on our Facebook page last night and it’s totally credible, if you you’re not that bright. But the fellow pictured above is supposed to be a member of Delta Force according to some fellow reporting for InfoWars who claims that he was an Army staff sergeant. I don’t think that anyone […]

Grand jury finds Wilson not culpable in Brown death

So that happened overnight. The crowd in Ferguson wasn’t pleased, so they burned some cars and some buildings to punish people who had nothing to do with the incident, according to the Associated Press. Because that’s how we act these days – if the law doesn’t do what you think it should do, you should […]

Tuesday morning feel good stories

Once again, Chief Tango sends us our stories for this morning; the first is from Ohio; A resident of Starlite Drive Northwest shot and killed an 18-year-old Southington man who police believe was part of a group of three people committing an aggravated burglary at the Starlite residence. Trent Hall of Braceville Robinson Road died, […]

Hagel's Resignation Draws Mixed Reaction from Troops

U.S. service members said they were surprised by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's resignation and had mixed reactions to his relatively short tenure.

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