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US warns Philippines’ Duterte over rhetoric, crime war

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s fiery rhetoric and deadly crime war are becoming a growing concern around the world, the top US envoy for Asia warned on Monday in Manila. US assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel met the Philippines’ defence and foreign ministers on Monday, after Duterte last week

Liberal In-sign-ity

Washington Post just posted the confessional account of an über lib, vaginalized voter who used the very favorable platform of that Trump-detesting cage-liner to fess up to her criminal behavior in stealing Trump yard signs in her very tony, upper middle class, home town of Falmouth, coastal Maine. As she tells it, she and her […]

Ralph Ticcioni; phony D-Day paratrooper

Ralph Ticcioni a Wisconsin World War II veteran has been telling folks for years about his parachute drop into Normandy on D-Day with the 82d Airborne Division. His memories are pretty vivid like they were when he told the story to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporters earlier this year; He even had folks convinced at Defense.Gov […]

Commander Says Fort Benning Preparing for War, Another Combat Brigade

Fort Benning commander Maj. Gen. Eric J. Wesley was straightforward Tuesday afternoon as he addressed business and civic leaders.

Shane Sperow sentenced

Last Spring we talked about Shane Sperow in Berks County, Pennsylvania, who told the judge in a fraud case that he was a highly decorated Marine who had survived combat in Iraq in order to get a reduced sentence. The detectives and prosecutor doubted his stories, though and discovered that Sperow had no military service. […]

Drone pilots offered $175,000 bonuses

Bobo sends us a link to the Air Force Times that reports drone pilots are being offered up to $175,000 bonuses for a five year commitment to the job; The critical skills retention bonus provides some RPA pilots $35,000 per year — for a total of $175,000 — if they agree to a five-year active-duty […]

Aviation icon Bob Hoover passes

We get the sad news today that Bob Hoover, a legend in pilot circles has passed at the age of 94. A contemporary of Chuck Yeager, the New York Times says that Hoover’s name is ensconced in aviation history; Indeed, Mr. Hoover could trace the history of aviation, to the dawn of the space age, […]

Travis Carnes murders 13-year-old with help from judicial system

In DeSoto County, Mississippi, back in August, 25-year-old Travis Carnes broke into the Hernandez’ family’s home and set the place on fire. He was subsequently locked up and held on $250,000 bond. The Hernandez family moved out of the county to get away from Carnes. He couldn’t make the bond, though, so they were reasonably […]

Wednesday morning feel good stories

Sorry, slim pickin’s this morning; A convenience store clerk in Huntington, West Virginia shot an armed thief in the leg. Other articles claim that the clerk missed his intended target.

Top Pilot Who Stole Plane to Escape WWII Prison Camp Dies

Robert A. "Bob" Hoover, a World War II fighter pilot who became an aviation legend, has died at age 94.

Obama Tells Pentagon to Speed Up Review of California Guard Bonuses

President Obama told the DoD to expedite its review of National Guard soldiers who have been ordered to repay bonuses.

Arlington National Cemetery is No Longer Pet-Friendly

Pets will no longer be allowed to accompany visitors to Arlington National Cemetery starting Wednesday.

Air Force Cadet Avoids Prison with Plea Deal in Rape Case

An Air Force cadet accused of sexually assaulting a woman last year will avoid prison after taking an "11th hour" plea deal.

After Denying Coverage, Reserve Reconsiders Heart Attack Case

The Army Reserve has reopened an investigation into whether a reservist's heart attack should be considered "in the line of duty."

All Cyber Mission Force Teams Achieve Initial Operating Capability

All 133 of U.S. Cyber Command’s Cyber Mission Force teams achieved initial operating capability as of Oct. 21, Cybercom officials announced today. Reaching the IOC milestone is a testament to the Defense Department’s focus on developing cyber capability and capacity, as outlined in DoD’s Cyber Strategy, officials said. “One of the reasons DoD has done

Russia to Test 9th Fifth-Generation T-50 Fighter Jet Prototype

The ninth prototype of the fifth-generation T-50 PAK FA (Prospective Airborne Complex of Frontline Aviation) fighter jet will start undergoing trials in the imminent future, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said. Borisov made this statement during a working trip to the Saturn Scientific and Production Association in Rybinsk in central Russia. “The ninth prototype

Denuclearizing North Korea a ‘lost cause,’ US intel chief says

Efforts to convince North Korea to give up its nuclear program and “denuclearize” the Korean Peninsula are bound to fail, US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Tuesday. The United States is set to deploy its THAAD missile defense system to South Korea as soon as possible, despite opposition from China, in an effort

Brazil’s Embraer in $205 mn US bribery settlement

Brazilian aerospace company Embraer SA on Monday settled with US authorities for $205 million over bribery allegations in the Dominican Republic, Saudi Arabia, and Mozambique. The company took in nearly $84 million in profits on aircraft sales after paying bribes, the US Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission announced jointly. “Embraer paid millions of

Terrorism From All Corners

Threats of home invasion, right address police raids for an ounce of marijuana, or wrong address police raids, is a form of terrorism on the American population, perpetrated by the police. There are other forms.  On Long Island, it takes the form of being told to be in fear for your life because of Latino […]

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