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1SG Katrina Moerk gets ARCOM for trolling

No this is NOT satire, it’s not the Duffel Blog, it’s Military.com and it is about 1SG Katrina Moerk who got an Army Commendation Medal for scolding other soldiers in a social media chat room; First Sgt. Katrina Moerk, now the first sergeant of Charlie Company, 741st Military Intelligence Battalion, was browsing a social media […]

Stephen Gildow; phony Beirut Marine

Scotty sends us his work on the fellow Stephen Gildow who told the story of his time in Beirut when he survived the truck bomb attack on the barracks there on October 23, 1983; Yeah, yeah, yeah, we all have PTSD – they spray us with the virus in Basic Training. Of course, since most […]

Kimberly Yonkers: Mental health isn’t the gun issue we need to address

This pointy-head professor at the Yale School of Medicine, Kimberly Yonkers, writes in the pages of the Washington Post that it’s “dangerous” to blame mental health for gun violence in the United States; The elimination of severe psychiatric conditions would not solve our problems with gun violence. Despite the sensationalism of shootings that occur in […]

Sunday morning feel good stories

Chief Tango sends us our stories again this morning. The first is from Pennsylvania; A release from police stated that the homeowner asked the intruder, “What are you doing here?” The intruder then ran toward the homeowner, who fired a single shot that struck the intruder in the chest. After making his way through the […]

Death of the Week

--We could make a series of it. "Suicide of the Week." Aw, hell, why limit ourselves? "Execution of the Week." -- "Terrorist of the Week." --I love it. Suicides, assassinations, mad bombers, Mafia hitmen, automobile smash-ups: "The Death Hour." A great Sunday night show for the whole family. Show More Summary

Weekend Open Thread

So, here’s your open thread for the weekend – on the 40th anniversary of my enlistment. Yes, it was December 27, 1974 when I flew out of Syracuse Airport on route to Fort Polk, Louisiana where I spent the next 16 weeks being the most infantryman I could be. No the mustache isn’t regulation, but […]

Detroit’s murder rate drops

John sends us a link to the Detroit News which reports that the murder rate in that city is on track to it’s lowest rate in 47 years; As of Tuesday, 298 criminal homicides were recorded, a decline from 318 at the same point last year, according to Detroit Police. That’s a 6 percent drop […]

Sounds Kinda Like An “Enemies List” to Me

A few years ago, a lady named Christine O’Donnell ran for the Senate in Delaware. She ran an, um, interesting campaign. She lost. One can argue whether or not she was a good candidate. I personally thought she was a poor candidate, ran at best a mediocre campaign, and that a better candidate could have […]

Saturday morning feel good stories

Chief Tango sends us our feel good stories this morning. The first is from Illinois; “I wasn’t scared. … I don’t care, it doesn’t bother me. When you work the night shift, a lot of robberies happen’’ said Rahmoun, who was at the counter when two men entered the 7-Eleven at 2900 W. Montrose Ave. […]

New Russian military doctrine labels NATO security threat

The Kremlin on Friday published a revised military doctrine that labels NATO a fundamental threat to Russian security, and reflects the dramatically deteriorated relations between Moscow and the West. Approved by Russian President Vladimir Putin, the doctrine decries the “reinforcement […]

“Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest”

I get the point. Yet, there’s something about this that I don’t like, something I can’t quite put my finger on.

To the Point

We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are --Anais Nin __________________ Amidst today's talk concerning police procedure vis-a-vis the deaths of black Americans sparked by the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, there...Show More Summary

MD VA’s Clark sentenced for fraud

We’ve discussed David Clark a few times over the past few years. He was the official at the Maryland Department of Veterans’ Affairs who was deputy chief for claims there and, as such, submitted claims for himself and his cronies. The Stars & Stripes reports that he was sentenced to a year in the pound; […]

Media notices stolen valor

We featured this story the other day when Christian Parmer caught the guy in the picture above trolling through Fresno airport for discounts wearing a uniform he didn’t earn. In this interview with Fox News, Parmer tells us that the fake was wearing a Confederate Flag patch on the uniform in place of the American […]

LEOs troll social media for threats

Reuters reports that law enforcement agencies are trying to learn how to prevent terrorist activity by trolling the internet, because apparently, criminals can’t shut up about committing their crimes in advance of their deeds; That’s not to say there have not been some successes. The LAPD, which employs around 40 people to monitor social media […]

NYPD arrests man for cell phone conversation

The New York Post reports that Elvin Payamps was arrested when an ex-cop overheard a conversation he was having while standing in a bank in regards to his plans to kill a white cop; “I’m going to kill another cop. We should do it before Christmas. The cop should have been white that was killed. […]

Bergdahl non-news

So the news and my inbox is full of non-news about the Bergdahl case – you remember, the fellow who left his post and as a result was a guest of the Haqqani Network for the next five years. The Associated Press doesn’t want you to get your hopes up for a desertion prosecution; In […]

Friday morning feel good story

Today’s feel good story comes from California; Police were called to a home in the 900 block of Country Glen Way (map) about 3:30 Christmas morning by a call from a resident who said a masked burglar was inside his home, according to Lt. Bob Dunn of the Anaheim Police Department. The burglar assaulted the […]

A Rather Disturbing Report on the F35

2 days agoIndustries / Military : OPFOR

Over at the Beast, they have a scathing critique of the F35.  According to the author: The end result is that when the F-35 finally becomes operational after its myriad technical problems, cost overruns, and massive delays, in some ways it will be less capable than current fighters in the Pentagon’s inventory. Show More Summary

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