April 30, 2017

The national anthem just took on a whole new meaning...




Sex trafficking has become a billion dollar business...

During the 2017 Super Bowl an O.U.R. Jump Team went to Haiti, under the guise of wealthy Americans on a yacht in hopes of having a wild party with no age restrictions. Shortly, after @lukebryan sang the National Anthem in Houston we rescued 29 children & assisted in the arrest of 9 traffickers. Here's to America, the land of the Free and the home of the Brave



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March 23, 2017

ISIS claims responsibility for London attack


ISIS claims responsibility for London attack



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Dr Sebastian Gorka: London attack should be a surprise to nobody



Deputy Assistant to President Trump speaks out on 'Hannity'

Dr. Sebastian Gorka: London attack should be a surprise to nobody


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March 22, 2017

London attack comes one year after Brussels bombings




London attack comes one year after Brussels bombings




London's Metropolitan Police on UK Parliament attack.....Mark Rowley, head of counterterrorism for the London Metropolitan Police, holds a news conference on the U.K. Parliament attack.



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March 14, 2017

Meet Gracie, the newest staff member at Greenlawn Funeral Home North


Meet Gracie, the newest staff member at Greenlawn Funeral Home North.


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August 18, 2016

Trump Adviser on CNN Repeatedly Asks "Says who?" When Told Trump is Losing





Trump counsel Michael Cohen on Wednesday repeatedly questioned a CNN anchor who said the Republican nominee is behind in the presidential race.

CNN Host: You're down in all the polls
Trump adviser: Says who?

"Says who," Cohen asked CNN anchor Brianna Keilar after she said that the Trump campaign was "down."

"Polls. Most of them. All of them," Keilar responded. Says who," Cohen asked again.

"Polls, I just told you. I answered your question," she responded.

Cohen then asked which polls show the GOP nominee behind. "All of them," she answered, before Cohen stopped questioning.


Wild Thing/'s comment..............

It is weird about the polls, when we can see how many people are showing up for the Trump rallies and speeches and not even close the amount that show up for Hillary. He has the biggest crowds


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July 29, 2016

Skydiver Plans Jump With No Parachute





Luke Akins, 42, plans to jump out of an airplane from 25,000 feet on live TV with no parachute.



Wild Thing's comment..............

If a person keeps tempting fate it is hard to feel each time will end with a happy ending. This is stupid and he is putting his passion for danger ahead of his loved ones. But that is his choice, I hope he will be OK.



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Officer Has Tea Party With Toddler He Saved










Wild Thing's comment...........

This is very special for this little girl and how wonderful that the Officer responded to her invitation.




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July 11, 2016

Dallas Shooter Had ‘Devastating Amount Of Explosives”, Planned A Bigger Attack






Dallas Shooter Had ‘Devastating Amount Of Explosives”, Planned A Bigger Attack

In an exclusive interview Dallas Police Chief David Brown gives Jake Tapper the latest on the investigation into the Dallas police ambush.


Dallas Police Chief David Brown said that Micah X. Johnson, the gunman who killed five Dallas-area police officers Thursday night, had enough explosives in his home to “have devastating effects throughout our city…”

Brown’s comments came Sunday morning during a CNN interview with Jake Tapper. “We are convinced that this suspect had other plans and thought that what he was doing was righteous and believed that he was going to make law enforcement… and target law enforcement… and make us pay for what he sees as law enforcement’s effort to punish people of color,” Brown told Tapper.



Wild Thing's comment...............

Thank God for our police and our firefighters.



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June 26, 2016

Germany Says Five More Countries Could Leave Europe After Brexit



Germany Says Five More Countries Could Leave Europe After


France, the Netherlands, Austria, Finland and Hungary could leave.

Front National leader Marine Le Pen has pledged to hold a French referendum if she emerges victorious in next year’s presidential elections.

While for the past two months a Nexit has been on the cards after Dutch voters overwhelmingly rejected a Ukraine-European Union treaty

Details of Berlin’s concerns were outlined in a finance ministry strategy document.

Angela Merkel’s country faces having to pay an extra £2.44billion a year to the annual EU budget once Britain has left.

Fears for the future of the EU have prompted German government officials to propose that Britain is offered “constructive exit negotiations”.

The aim is of making the UK an “associated partner country” of the EU, according to German newspaper Die Welt today.



Wild Thing's comment...................


Anything that makes Frau Merkel's foolish globalist plans harder is a good thing.




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June 24, 2016

Brexit: Britain has voted to leave the European Union







Brexit: Britain has voted to leave the European Union

Britain has voted to leave the European Union in a referendum, with the result throwing into question the fate of the 28-nation bloc and several high-profile British politicians, including the prime minister.

When asked whether [Prime Minister] Cameron should resign, Nigel Farage, leader of UKIP which had backed a vote to Leave, said: "immediately".

"The dawn is breaking on an independent United Kingdom," he said to loud cheers at a Leave campaign party.

"I hope this victory brings down this failed project and leads us to a Europe of sovereign nation states, trading together, being friends together, cooperating together, and let's get rid of the flag, the anthem, Brussels and all that has gone wrong."

"Let June the 23rd go down in history as our Independence Day."

Farage went on to accuse Cameron and former prime ministers Gordon Brown and Tony Blair of "irresponsible, open-door mass-immigration that has damaged the quality of life of ordinary, decent people in this country."


"People at the poorer end of society feel that the large number of EU migrants, and other migrants, that have come in has been to their disadvantage; that it has hurt access to schools, access to housing, pushed down wages at the bottom end of the wage scale.



Wild Thing's comment..........

The Muslims started imposing their values on native population.
This is uprising against Jihad and the global monster I would assume.

"Battle of Britain Speech" - Winston Churchill - June 18, 1940

"... What General Weygand has called The Battle of France is over. The battle of Britain is about to begin. Upon this battle depends the survival of Christian civilisation. Upon it depends our own British life and the long continuity of our institutions and our Empire. The whole fury and might of the enemy must very soon be turned on us. Hitler knows that he will have to break us in this island or lose the war. If we can stand up to him, all Europe may be free and the life of the world may move forward into broad, sunlit uplands. But if we fail, then the whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of a perverted science. Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, "This was their finest hour".

History may record today as Britain's second finest hour.


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Sebastian Gorka’s take on the Brexit vote






Sebastian Gorka’s take on the Brexit vote


Wild Thing's comment.................


I like Sebastian Gorka I think he is good.




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May 21, 2016

Trump's Idiot Spokesperson Katrina Pierson says don’t worry about Trump launching nukes – no one will let him do it!!



Trump's Idiot Spokesperson Katrina Pierson says don’t worry about Trump launching nukes – no one will let him do it!!

CNN


Katrina Pierson took the top spot on the ongoing competition between Trump spokes-morons to say the absolutely stupidest thing possible.

Yesterday she explained why it was dumb to worry about Trump having his finger on the nuclear button.

Pierson is responding to the comments by Former Secretary of Defense Bob Gates saying he doesn’t trust Trump with nuclear weapons. Here’s what she said:


“This whole nuclear weapons statement I mean that’s just absurd on its face, I mean, this is something, that a president can’t just wake up one day and push the button – there are mechanisms and controls in place!”



Wild Thing's comment...................

This woman is nuts, a few years ago she was arrested for shop lifting. but I guess that is what qualifies her to be the spokesperson for Trump.



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April 27, 2016

Donald Trump Wins Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island AND Delaware





Donald Trump Wins Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island AND Delaware

Clinton Wins DE, MD, PA

Sanders Takes RI And Leading In CT



Wild Thing's comment.............

Apparently Trump will more then likely be the nominee of the Republican party. Just have to go day by day and see what happens.

I am just so grateful that I got to vote for Marco Rubio here in Florida, it felt so great to vote for a candidate that was not a Trump, Cruz, Kasich or any of the other ones I would have had to hold my nose to vote for in the primary.


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April 19, 2016

Trump Speaking About the terror attacks on 9/11, instead referring to them as "7/11."



Apr 18, 2016
While speaking at a campaign rally in Buffalo, New York, Donald Trump misspoke about the terror attacks on 9/11, instead referring to them as "7/11."


Wild Thing's comment............

Weird how he says he " wrote something" then as he reads it messes up. Did he not read what he wrote?


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April 09, 2016

REPORT: Donald Trump still hasn’t paid Veterans groups all the money he raised for them


REPORT: Donald Trump still hasn’t paid Veterans groups all the money he raised for them


Over a month ago we posted an article on how CNN could only account for $800k of the 6 million in donations Trump said he raised when he boycotted the Fox News Debate before Iowa. Since then, what Veterans groups have received has increased, but still over half of the money is missing:


FOX NeWS


More than two months after Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump claimed to have raised $6 million for veterans’ charities at a fundraiser held on the eve of the Iowa caucuses, most of the organizations targeted to receive the money have gotten less than half of that amount.

The Wall Street Journal, citing a survey of the 22 groups listed by Trump’s campaign as prospective recipients for the money, reported that 19 organizations had obtained a total of $2.4 million from Trump’s foundation or associates.

Of the three other charities, one declined to disclose how much it had received, another said it needed to submit more paperwork before receiving any money, and the third didn’t respond to questions by the Journal.

Fox Business Network first reported in late February that only a fraction of the pledged donations had made their way to the veterans groups.



Wild Thing's comment..............

Trump supporters could care less about this but I sure do. I hate to see our Veterans ripped off in any way.



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Trump's Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski Called Co-Worker ‘F*cking B*tch,’ Yelled at Subordinate for Visiting Dying Grandma



Corey Lewandowski Called Co-Worker ‘F*cking B*tch,’ Yelled at Subordinate for Visiting Dying Grandma

The Daily Beast

Corey Lewandowski, the embattled manager of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, was mostly unknown to national political observers before the 2016 elections.

But he is infamous to former co-workers at Americans for Prosperity, some of whom describe him as verbally abusive, unprofessional, and occasionally misogynistic.

And at least one Republican operative who has interacted with him in his current role said much of the same.

Lewandowski was AFP’s New Hampshire state director when he took over Ohio state operations for the Koch-backed advocacy operation in the summer of 2012. Several former AFP employees who worked with Lewandowski at that time describe him as a bully and said they were “flabbergasted” to learn that Lewandowski had gone from AFP to overseeing a presidential campaign.

“He was just a condescending, nasty brutish boor” said Pat Maloney, an Ohio regional field director for AFP when Lewandowski took the reins. “In a position of real power, he would make H.R. Haldeman in the Nixon administration look like a Boy Scout.”

Maloney described Lewandowski’s management style as unusually aggressive, lacing his interactions with employees with expletives and calling individual staff to berate them, even when they were not his direct reports.

When Maloney missed a conference call to attend to his ill grandmother, Lewandowski called him at his grandmother’s beside.

“My grandmother is literally dying, having Last Rites administered and I get a call from Corey chewing me out, asking who the hell did I think I was missing this conference call,” he said.”

While his own dealings with Lewandowski were unpleasant, Maloney said he felt Lewandowski reserved his worst behavior for female employees. “There was definitely a misogynistic streak to this guy,” he said.

Lisa Bast, another Ohio regional field director at the time, said Lewandowski once threatened to “come really down hard” on her if she didn’t get 50 people to attend an AFP event in Akron.

After she missed a 7 a.m. conference call to prepare for the event, her phone rang.

“Corey gets on the phone and defames my character. He called me incompetent, called me a loser,” Bast said. “He called me a f**king b**ch, yelling, ‘I am going to fire your f**king ass!’”

Bast later organized another volunteer event closer to the election, which featured Republican strategist Dick Morris. As a part of the preparations, she had ordered 125 box lunches for volunteers who attended; but when Lewandowski decided the lunch shouldn’t be shared unless the volunteers also made calls for the phone bank, Bast said Lewandowski threw all 125 lunches in the garbage. “Corey said, ‘If they don’t phone bank they’re not getting f**king fed.’”



Wild Thing's comment............

Amazing to me how people supporting Trump have completely thrown integrity, honor and good character right out the window. These are many of the same people that complained often about Obama but now they say " I don't care" when information is presented to them about Trump or his campaign people.


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March 31, 2016

Michelle Fields Abandons Apartment Over Safety Concerns After Fox, BuzzFeed Publish Personal Info



Michelle Fields Abandons Apartment Over Safety Concerns After Fox, BuzzFeed Publish Personal Info


Ex-Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields said Wednesday she had temporarily moved out of her D.C.-area apartment over safety concerns after Fox News and BuzzFeed accidentally published her address online.

Both of the news outlets inadvertently posted the phone number and address of Fields when they published the arrest report of Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. Fields had alleged Lewandowski committed simple battery against her at a news conference earlier this month and he was arrested and charged Tuesday.

Fields told TheBlaze that she had been inundated with threatening messages on her phone after the two outlets mistakenly posted her information.

The 28-year-old reporter said that because individuals were sending threats, she no longer felt safe staying at her apartment and had temporarily moved out.

After Fields brought it to the attention of Fox News and BuzzFeed, the outlets removed it from their websites.

Neither a representative for Fox News nor BuzzFeed was available for comment Wednesday night.



Wild Thing's comment...............

Wow if this is really true it is absolutely horrible to do this to this woman.




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March 12, 2016

Marco Rubio & Megyn Kelly React To The Cancelled Trump Rally 3/11/16





Marco Rubio & Megyn Kelly React To The Cancelled Trump Rally 3/11/16



Wild Thing's comment.............

There was such a difference in what Marco said in his response and what Cruz said about Chicago. Marco spoke about his concern and in a serious way. He spoke like a leader that was also concerned for our country.

See other video of Cruz and you will see what I am talking about.



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Cruz USES Chicago Protests to Make a Campaign speech and Also Says Trump Campaign Bears Responsibility For Creating Environment Encouraging Violence






Cruz : Trump Campaign Bears Responsibility For Creating Environment Encouraging Violence



Wild Thing's comment............


Cruz is a snake, I can't stand to hear him speak, he makes my skin crawl. He totally used his response to make a freaking campaign speech. He is a total sleaze. The difference between Cruz and Marco is night and day.



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March 10, 2016

FULL VIDEO.....A Marco Rubio Town Hall with Megyn Kelly in Hialeah ,Florida




FULL VIDEO.....A Marco Rubio Town Hall with Megyn Kelly in Hialeah ,Florida.



Wild Thing's comment...........


Marco is nothing less then awesome.


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Chuck Todd town hall with Marco Rubio FULL VIDEO





Chuck Todd town hall with Marco Rubio . FULL VIDEO


Wild Thing's comment............

I love how when Marco is asked a question, either from Chuck Todd or Megyn Kelly or anyone else he looks them straight in the eyes and answers them. Ted Cruz does not do this. Doubt it, then watch the next time Cruz is asked questions, a lot of the time he will NOT answer he even goes off topic NOT to answer.




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March 04, 2016

New Mexico Governor Susan Martinez Endorses Rubio



New Mexico Governor Susan Martinez Endorses Rubio


New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez on Thursday says she will endorse Marco Rubio for the GOP nomination, giving the Florida senator a badly needed piece of good news during a rough period of his campaign.

“Marco Rubio is a compelling leader who can unite the country around conservative principles that will improve the lives of all Americans,” she said in a statement. “The stakes for our great country are too high — and the differences between the candidates too great — for me to remain neutral in this race. I wholeheartedly trust Marco to keep us safe and ensure a better tomorrow.”


Wild Thing's comment.........

Rubio has been getting a lot of endorsements.


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February 23, 2016

Nevada State Assemblyman, Marine Vet: Marco Will Keep Us Safe



Nevada State Assemblyman, Marine Vet: Marco Will Keep Us Safe

Nevada State Assemblyman Derek Armstrong is a Marine Corps Staff Sergeant veteran and a member of Nevada’s Homeland Security Commission. Here’s what he has to say about Marco’s national security record:

For the first time since World War II, our armed forces are at risk of being ill-equipped to handle the ever-growing and dynamic threats we face abroad. Under Barack Obama’s presidency, our military has faced neglect and disdain, as our weapons systems have been cut and our military leaders ignored. Marco Rubio has fought these cuts that have harmed our military and broken our sacred compact with our men and women in uniform to ensure they are never sent into a fair fight.

As president, Marco will reverse the damage President Obama has inflicted on our military and restore it to readiness levels not seen since the last decade.

For example, the Obama Administration has pursued efforts to weaken our close air support capability by attempting to retire the A-10 Thunderbolt. The A-10 is a vital piece of the American arsenal that our ground troops in Afghanistan and Iraq repeatedly call upon for rapid and overwhelming firepower from the skies. As our soldiers and marines have stated time and again, there is no other aircraft in our military’s arsenal that can provide the same type of devastating low-flying air protection.

In the Senate, Marco has consistently voted for the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the most recent of which blocked the A-10’s retirement, provided platform upgrades, restored necessary personnel and support, and ensured the fleet would remain flying for years to come.

It is critically important that our warfighters are able to maintain a state of cutting-edge technological readiness through advanced operations facilities such as Nellis Air Force Base here in Nevada, where state-of-the-art unmanned aerial vehicles are remotely operated.

This installation supports some of our most important reconnaissance assets and provides our military leaders with an unparalleled ability to monitor global theaters of operation thousands of miles away. This is another reason why Marco has consistently voted for the NDAA, which also provided increased resources for training of unmanned systems pilots and joint terminal controllers. When Marco is president, he will prioritize the growth and support of our strategic reconnaissance and surveillance capacities overseas.

The 2014, 2015, and 2016 NDAAs all included provisions prohibiting the Defense Department from conducting a new round of base closures — protecting vital facilities such as Nellis Air Force Base and Naval Air Station Fallon.

Other candidates tout their strong support for military readiness, but their records say something entirely different. For example, Senator Ted Cruz voted against the NDAA three times, effectively voting to deny funding to our armed forces and voting against these key provisions that benefited Nevada. One can only assume that if he would consistently vote against the NDAA, he would veto it if elected president. This dangerous posturing has no place in the White House.

If we continue down our current path, we are at risk of having the smallest Air Force this country has ever seen. When Marco is president, he will put an immediate stop to this trend and put our armed forces back on track to maintaining their status as the most feared military in world, able to strike anywhere at a moment’s notice. Marco will help ensure that Nevada continues to play an important role in ensuring that our military can fulfill this responsibility.



Wild Thing's comment.........

Great endorsement for Rubio.



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February 15, 2016

Ranch Owner Describes Scene Of Justice Scalia’s Death, Including ‘Pillow Over His Head’



Ranch Owner Describes Scene Of Justice Scalia’s Death, Including ‘Pillow Over His Head’


San Antonio

A first-time guest to the Cibolo Creek Creek Ranch, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was animated and engaged during dinner Friday night, as one of three dozen invitees to an event that had nothing to do with law or politics, according to the ranch owner.

Just hours later, he would be found dead of apparent natural causes, which media outlets reported on Sunday was a heart attack.

“He was seated near me and I had a chance to observe him. He was very entertaining. But about 9 p.m. he said, ‘it’s been a long day and a long week, I want to get some sleep,” recalled Houston businessman John Poindexter, who owns the 30,000-acre luxury ranch.

When Poindexter tried to awaken Scalia about 8:30 the next morning, the judge’s door was locked and he did not answer. Three hours later, Poindexter returned after an outing, with a friend of Scalia who had come from Washington with him.

“We discovered the judge in bed, a pillow over his head. His bed clothes were unwrinkled,” said Poindexter.

And this.................

Source


Judge declared it a heart attack without looking at the body, but after talking with Scalia’s doctor. Scalia has already been embalmed.


Wild Thing's comment................

When we found out about his death, Nick said to me I bet he was murdered, after reading this there is no doubt in my mind.


One of the most important people in America is found dead by himself in a secluded hotel room and no autopsy. Only complete fools or murderers would allow that to happen. Unbelievable.


From the linked article:

After arriving at 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, the Sunset Funeral Home embalmed
Scalia’s remains, according to Chris Lujuan, a funeral home manager.
Embalming is required by Texas law before a body can be transported out
of state.

--Sheesh! Sounds like a RUSH JOB... WHY? What's the big rush??



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February 05, 2016

Giant panda cub Bei Bei has adorable reaction to seeing a tree for the first time






Giant panda cub Bei Bei has adorable reaction to seeing a tree for the first time




Wild Thing's comment..............

So adorable!!!!!!!


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February 03, 2016

Jeb Bush: Spent $2,884 Per Vote In Iowa- Waste of Money!!!



Jeb Bush: Spent $2,884 Per Vote In Iowa


Florida governor Jeb Bush received 5,165 votes in Iowa. His vote total constitutes 2.8 percent of the Republican turnout, placing him in sixth place in the Iowa caucus.

Yet no candidate in either party spent more in the race than Bush.

According to MSNBC, Bush spent $14.9 million in Iowa, all coming from Bush’s super PAC. (In fact, if one were to consider national ads and money from the campaign, the total would be significantly more.)

That means, the once Republican frontrunner spent $2,884 per Iowa vote.


Wild Thing's comment.............

Jeb, time to give it up.




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January 24, 2016

Des Moines Register endorses Rubio, Clinton for president





Des Moines Register endorses Rubio, Clinton for president


Wild Thing's comment............

Hillary for prison 2016.



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January 15, 2016

Marco Rubio: We're Going to Destroy ISIS and If We Capture Them Alive, They're Getting a One-Way Ticket to Guantanamo




Marco Rubio: We're Going to Destroy ISIS and If We Capture Them Alive, They're Getting a One-Way Ticket to Guantanamo

He begins by saying Hillary Clinton is "disqualified" from being President of the United States.

"Someone who lies to the families of those 4 victims in Benghazi can never be president"

Marco Rubio then zeroes in on ISIS



Wild Thing's comment..........

Marco Rubio was great in the debate.


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Marco Rubio : "The 2nd Amendment Is Not An Option, It's A Right"






The 2nd Amendment Is Not An Option, It's A Right


Wild Thing's comment...........

Loved his answer.



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December 30, 2015

Caught on Security Camera: Thief Steals Purse From Elderly Woman Praying in Florida Church



Caught on Security Camera: Thief Steals Purse From Elderly Woman Praying in Florida Church

Authorities say they're looking for a man who stole an 84-year-old woman's purse while she was praying in a church in Florida.

Surveillance video shows a man walking into the small chapel area and sitting down in the back. After a few seconds, he stands and begins to pace. He eventually sneaks up and takes a purse from the chair next to the woman and walks out a nearby door. The woman notices a few moments later and attempts to follow, but the man has already disappeared.

The release says the purse was recovered two days later at a nearby cemetery, but the woman's wallet and money were gone.




Wild Thing's comment..............

This is terrible, I am glad they finnaly found her purse but to steal from anyone is horrible and to do it in a church and from a little old lady oh my gosh.


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December 27, 2015

Candidates Set To Hit The Campaign Trail Ahead Of Iowa Caucus - America's Election & News HQ






Candidates Set To Hit The Campaign Trail Ahead Of Iowa Caucus - America's Election & News HQ




Wild Thing's comment...................

Just a little update on what is going on.



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November 16, 2015

Breaking: FBI On High Alert After Assault Rifles Stolen From U.S. Army Armory In Worcester, MA



Breaking: FBI On High Alert After Assault Rifles Stolen From U.S. Army Armory In Worcester, MA


BOSTON — The U.S. Army Reserve armory in Worcester, Massachusetts was broken into Saturday night and more than a dozen guns were stolen, a law enforcement source tells The Daily Beast.

Six M4 assault rifles, ten pistols, and several long guns were taken from the armory, according to the source. The break-in was discovered this morning. The armory’s alarms did not go off, according to the source who added they may have been disabled due to ongoing construction.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is currently investigating the break-in.

“Nothing at this point in time would tie this to any specific threat or anything else at this point,” Hank Shaw, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Boston division said at a press conference on Sunday.

There are no suspects at this time.


Wild Thing's comment..........


It says 'no suspects"..OH OK so all is well apparently. Really????



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November 11, 2015

Marco Rubio:."The World Is A Safer Place When The US Is The Strongest Military Power In The World"




"The World Is A Safer Place When The US Is The Strongest Military Power In The World"



Wild Thing's comment.............

Love how Rubio put the yukky Rand Paul in his place when Rand Paul was putting down wanting a strong military.


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October 31, 2015

Jeb’s Chief Operating Officer Quits



Jeb’s Chief Operating Officer Quits


The highest-ranking official known to lose her job in Jeb Bush’s flagging campaign is Christine Ciccone, the campaign’s chief operating officer.

News of Ms. Ciccone’s departure comes a week after the Bush campaign announced a re-organization that it said would reduce payroll by 40%. Ms. Ciccone served as Mr. Bush’s chief operating officer, effectively an office administrator responsible for logistics.

“We are grateful to have had Christine on the team, we respect her immensely,” Bush spokesman Tim Miller said.

Ms. Ciccone was paid roughly $12,000 a month, the equivalent of a $144,000 annual salary, according to the campaign’s most recent Federal Election Commission filling. Reached by phone Friday, Ms. Ciccone said “I’ve got no comment. I’ve just got to go.”

Ms. Ciccone came to the campaign with political roots in the Bush family. She worked in President George W. Bush’s White House, serving as a legislative liaison to the Senate. Before working for the Jeb Bush campaign, she worked as a lobbyist at Sphere, a top Washington consulting firm.


Wild Thing's comment............

I am not a fan of Jeb at all. Not sure what it is with him but something is very weird and makes me feel very uncomfortable. Creepy feeling.

Plus the way he lies and not just a little but a lot is very concerning.




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October 30, 2015

Unique and Impressive Skill Ted Cruz Possesses, but Is ‘Not Comfortable Talking About’



Unique and Impressive Skill Ted Cruz Possesses, but Is ‘Not Comfortable Talking About’

Beck said Cruz remembers anything as long as it’s been said to him out loud because it “imprints on him an audio file.”

“To be able to sit down — if you could just watch all the tapes of Vladimir Putin, nobody is getting around him,” Beck said. “You’re sitting down, ‘Actually, no, that’s not what you said.’ Yes it is. ‘No it’s not.’ … To have someone with a photographic or, in [Cruz’s] case, audiographic memory is a massive plus.”

Cruz is able to remember conversations verbatim, according to Beck. Though the skill has proven helpful in the Senate and on the campaign trail, Beck recalled Cruz telling him that he feels like “everybody is going to think I’m a robot.”

However, Cruz’s memory may have been what gave the senator the ability to call out Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) over the Import-Export Bank reauthorization.

“That’s why he could rattle off word-for-word what Mitch McConnell said to him,” Beck co-host Pat Gray said. “And that’s why nobody disputed him. Because they know he’s right.”

“Correct,” Beck replied.

Beck said Cruz doesn’t discuss his unique skill often because he’s “not comfortable talking about it.” He said he told Cruz his memory skill is not a “cross or a burden,” but that it is a good thing. Gray said he believes the only other president who may have had a similar skill was Thomas Jefferson.

The junior senator has been taking advantage of the talent since high school.

In a 2013 interview with GQ, Cruz said he memorized the Constitution and would travel around Texas reciting it with his friends in a group they formed called the “Constitutional Corroborators.” And of course in the Senate, he drew on his skills during his 21-hour speech against the Affordable Care Act.


Wild Thing's comment................

IMO it is an amazing and fantastic ability and very useful.



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October 29, 2015

Marco Rubio: 'The Democrats Have the Ultimate Super PAC. It's Called the Main Stream Media'





Marco Rubio: 'The Democrats Have the Ultimate Super PAC. It's Called the Main Stream Media'

Trump was talking about how we need to get rid of Super PACs, Marco Rubio has a great comeback, maybe the best line of the night.


Wild Thing's comment........

The media was horrible and almost all the candidates were throwing zingers at the moderators, it was GREAT. I loved seeing the candidates speaking up to the horrible moderators.


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Ted Cruz Goes Off on CNBC Moderators: This is Why The American People Don't Trust the Media





Ted Cruz Goes Off on CNBC Moderators: This is Why The American People Don't Trust the Media

Ted Cruz calls out the lib moderators for trying to turn the GOP Debate into a 'cage match'


Wild Thing's comment..........

Another good comeback this time from Cruz.



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Audience BOOS CNBC Debate Host’s Awful Attack on Dr. Ben Carson






Audience BOOS CNBC Debate Host’s Awful Attack on Dr. Ben Carson

CNBC host Carl Quintanilla went after Dr. Ben Carson tonight at the GOP debate after a company used his image without his permission.And he was loudly booed for it!

Dr. Ben Carson: That’s easy. I didn’t have involvement with them. That is total propaganda. And this is what happens in our society…

CNBC reporter Quintanilla: To be fair you were on the homepage of the website with the logo over your shoulder.

Dr. Carson: If somebody put you on their website they did it without my permission.

Quintanilla: Does that not speak to your vetting process or judgement in any way?

Crowd: BOOOOOOO



Wild Thing's comment............

Another highlight from the debate. We were booing at home too. haha


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October 26, 2015

NYPD union wants New Yorkers to boycott Quentin Tarantino movies for his views on police


NYPD union wants New Yorkers to boycott Quentin Tarantino movies for his views on police

The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association called on New Yorkers to boycott Quentin Tarantino movies after the famed director referred to police as “murderers” during a rally against police brutality.

“It’s no surprise that someone who makes a living glorifying crime and violence is a cop-hater, too,” PBA president Patrick Lynch said Sunday in a statement Sunday.

On Saturday, the “Pulp Fiction” auteur addressed hundreds of demonstrators at Washington Square Park.

“I’m a human being with a conscience,” he said according to the Associated Press. “And if you believe there’s murder going on then you need to rise up and stand up against it. I’m here to say I’m on the side of the murdered.”

The remarks enraged Lynch, who noted officers “aren’t living in one of his depraved big screen fantasies.”

Cops are “risking and sometimes sacrificing their lives to protect communities from real crime and mayhem,” the union leader said. He called on all New Yorkers to “send a message to this purveyor of degeneracy” that he should not come to New York to “peddle his slanderous “Cop Fiction.”



Wild Thing's comment..........

Tarantino showed how stupid he is. For anyone to side with the people attacking and protesting the police they are not good people. Too bad police cannot pick the ones the want to help, but they have to put their lives on the line for the jerks as well as those that appreciate them.


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October 20, 2015

Canada's Liberal Party poised to end Conservative rule- This is sad.




Canada's Liberal Party poised to end Conservative rule

USA


Canadians voted for a sweeping change in government Monday, giving Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau a majority to end the nearly 10-year rule of Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Trudeau, 43, the oldest son of the late prime minister Pierre, whose late father, Pierre, led Canada for more than a decade, will become the second youngest prime minister in Canadian history.

"This is what positive politics can do," Trudeau told a room full of supporters during his victory speech. "We beat cynicism with hard work. We beat negative, divisive politics with a positive vision that brings Canadians together. Most of all we defeated the idea that Canadians should be satisfied with less."

Harper conceded defeat and called Trudeau to offer his congratulations. His Conservative Party issued a statement saying Harper is stepping down as its leader.

"The people are never wrong," Harper said. "The disappointment is my responsibility and mine alone."

Election returns showed Trudeau's Liberals winning a majority of the 338 seats in Parliament. With 85% of polls reporting, the Liberals either won or were leading in 185 seats. The party needed to win 170 seats for a majority government.

Voters in Canada had a choice to hand Harper, 56, and his Conservative Party a rare fourth term, or turn left under Trudeau.

The campaign lasted 11 weeks and was the country's longest and most expensive in more than 140 years.




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Harper was a good man, this is so disappointing.


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October 10, 2015

Killing Bill: Reagan aides assail O'Reilly's book, 'Total B.S.'



Leading Reagan biographers are saying Bill O'Reilly's latest release not only dishonors Ronald Reagan but is doing a disservice to history.

Killing Bill: Reagan aides assail O'Reilly's book, 'Total B.S.'


The new "historical" book, "Killing Reagan, The Violent Assault That Changed a Presidency," co-authored by Fox News star and New York Times best-selling author Bill O'Reilly, is coming under fire from former Reagan aides who are calling it bogus.

"The book is garbage, total B.S.," said celebrated Reagan biographer Craig Shirley, slapping down the themes that former first lady Nancy Reagan held the power in the White House and that Ronald Reagan was sometimes out of touch with reality after the 1981 assassination attempt.

Shirley and three other Reagan biographers Steven Hayward, Paul Kengor and Kiron Skinner, along with a handful of former Reagan aides, are planning a broadside to challenge the book in the coming days.

John Heubusch, executive director, of The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library, said several plan to pen articles countering the image left in "Killing Reagan" that on some days Reagan was brilliant, while on others he holed up in the residence watching soap operas.

"The book does a disservice to history," said Heubusch.

Richard Allen, the former Reagan era national security advisor said, "This is simply an unserious attempt that blunders into, I believe, plagiarism, simplicity and deception."

At the time of John Hinckley's assassination attempt, the event "Killing Reagan" hinges on, Allen was in charge of crisis management. But Allen said he was never contacted by the authors.

Shirley said the push back campaign is aimed at the book's accuracy. "We're not going to beat him commercially, but we are going to beat him historically," said Shirley, who next week is releasing his third Reagan book, "Last Act: The Final Years and Emerging Legacy of Ronald Reagan."


O'Reilly and co-author Martin Dugard have a trail of "Killing" best sellers, but this is the first time they turned their attention to a figure who has hundreds of former aides still alive and ready to fact-check.

Questions about the Reagan book started as soon as O'Reilly began promoting it and claiming new information about the Gipper's mental state that nearly forced top aides to invoke the 25th Amendment and force him from office.

Describing the book on ABC and in a C-SPAN interview, he told of a long internal investigation into Reagan's mental state that culminated in a revealing and depressing March 1987 memo by James Cannon, a former White House aide, presented to top aides, including new Chief of Staff Howard Baker and counsel A.B. Culvahouse.


The team then attended a lunch and, O'Reilly said on ABC, quizzed Reagan before feeling confident the president was mentally fit. "If he hadn't passed it, they were going to move against him," said O'Reilly on ABC's This Week.

"That's the key part of the book," he said on C-SPAN. "That's the lynchpin of the book," he said on ABC.

It isn't new, nor accurate, however. The 1988 Reagan biography "Landslide: The Unmaking of the President 1984-1988," by two reporters, opens with the same story, in greater detail, and ends with Cannon recanting his memo. The book also didn't mention any quiz.

It created a firestorm when it was released, and Reagan and former White House Press Secretary Marlin Fitzwater dismissed the suggestion that aides were poised to dump Reagan.

"Still fiction," Fitzwater said this week.

Culvahouse also rejected any indication that the staff was going to declare mutiny. The first to fire at "Killing Reagan," Culvahouse in a forthcoming column, said, "The myth that Howard Baker and I, at the Monday luncheon or otherwise, were contemplating whether President Reagan should be removed from office under the Twenty-Fifth Amendment was thoroughly discredited when it first appeared 27 years ago. It should be returned to the dustbin of fiction masquerading as history."


The authors of "Landslide," Jane Mayer, of the Wall Street Journal, and Doyle McManus, with the Los Angeles Times, said the investigation was short. On ABC's This Week, O'Reilly said, "they spent a lot of time on this investigation."

Mayer, now with the New Yorker, emailed, "Among the bizarre things about it is that O'Reilly's making it out to be a crisis that stretched over great lengths of time. Our book was very clear it lasted a weekend."

The book also quotes from the Mayo Clinic diagnosis of Reagan's Alzheimer's disease. "'Over the past twelve months we began to notice from President Reagan's test results symptoms indicating the possibility of early stage Alzheimer's Disease,' reads the diagnosis," quotes the book. "Additional testing and an extensive observation over the past few weeks have led us to conclude that President Reagan is entering the early stages of this disease."

Mayo's press team, however, told Secrets that they have never released the diagnosis and never talked to anyone associated with O'Reilly's book. "Patient privacy and confidentiality is fundamental to Mayo Clinic. We confirm that President Reagan's medical records were never shared with outside authors or journalists, nor was Mayo Clinic contacted by anyone associated with this book," said spokeswoman Duska Anastasijevic.

Publisher Henry Holt and Co. did not respond to an email seeking comment.



Wild Thing's comment,..........

I am so glad these people are speaking out about the vile pos O'Reillys' book on Reagan. Michael his son has been tweeting as well that neither O'Reilly nor his researcher for the book called or tried to contact Michael or his mom Nancy or his sister or brother Ron.

His other book Killing Jesus was also said to have several non truths in it too.



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October 05, 2015

Another German Evicted By Government, From Home She’s Had For 23 Yrs, To Make Room For Migrants



Another German Evicted By Government, From Home She’s Had For 23 Yrs, To Make Room For Migrants


A German woman is protesting the eviction notice she received informing her she has until the end of the year to vacate the government-owned apartment she rents in order to make room for migrants who have arrived seeking asylum.

“I think it’s a scandal to throw tenants out of their apartments,” Gabriele Keller, 56, told Germany’s SWR television. “I can’t see the sense of it.”

Britain’s Daily Telegraph reported that Keller has lived in the same home in the city of Eschbach for 23 years and has now hired a lawyer to fight the eviction.


Wild Thing's comment............

Screw that. Send them back to fight for their country. Most of them are men. They can fight.And how many of them are terrorists. sheesh.



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October 01, 2015

Nuclear-Powered Carrier USS Ronald Reagan Arrives in Japan



Nuclear-Powered Carrier USS Ronald Reagan Arrives in Japan


The American nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan docked at its new home in Japan's Yokosuka naval port Thursday just as Tokyo tries to deepen defense ties with the U.S. under new security laws that expand the role of Japan's military.

The warship's arrival received a warm welcome from Japanese officials because of its role in disaster relief after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster as part of the U.S. government's "tomodachi," or friends, project.

At a welcoming ceremony, U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus said the arrival and the welcome the vessel received are "visible symbols of our shared commitment to one another and regional stability."

"Together we provide the most critical pillar of international security, one that only maritime services can deliver," he said.

Outside the port, however, a small group of citizens protested the aircraft carrier's deployment as a move to step up Japan's military cooperation with the U.S.

The carrier replaces the USS George Washington, which was the first U.S. nuclear-powered warship based in Japan, where atomic weapons are a sensitive issue. The George Washington, which arrived in 2008, left in May for a multiyear overhaul in the U.S.

During its relief work four years ago, the Ronald Reagan ferried food and water to the city of Sendai in disaster-hit northern Japan. About 80 sailors on the mission have sued the operator of the wrecked Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, alleging that it lied about the levels of radiation in the area.



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Interesting, and prayers for our troops to keep them safe in all their locations around the world.



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September 29, 2015

Veteran shot, paralyzed during armed robbery following Cardinals game


KMOV.com


Army Veteran Robbed, Shot and Paralyzed as Violent Crime Spirals Out of Control in St. Louis

KMOV St.Louis

Army veteran Chris Sanna took his mother to a Cardinals game last week.

Chris was robbed and shot in the back after the game.

Chris and his girlfriend gave the robber their valuables but he was shot in the back anyway.

An Army veteran has been paralyzed after he was shot during an armed robbery Friday night outside the Old Cathedral.

“My son lives in Houston and asked me ‘Mom, what do you want for your birthday?’ I said I wanted to go to a game with all of you, all my boys,” said Candis Sanna, the victim’s mother. “And this is what happens.”

Around 10:30 p.m., Chris Sanna and his girlfriend were walking to their vehicle near Walnut Street and Memorial Drive when a black sedan pulled up to them. Two male suspects were inside the black sedan. The driver of the sedan exited the vehicle and demanded the victims’ property at gunpoint.

“After she gave him her purse, he pulled a gun,” Candis said. “That’s when they turned to run, and he shot at them twice.”

The bullet went through Chris’ liver, spine, and lungs. He was taken to the hospital and was listed in stable condition. But the Sanna family says it’s the brazenness of the crime that has them shaken up.

There have been 151 murders in St. Louis so far this year – nearing a 20 year high.

There have been at least three similar robberies in St. Louis in the past month.




Wild Thing's comment.............

My prayers go out to Mr Sanna and his family. I hope the police can find these thugs.


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September 28, 2015

British soldier moved from hospital waiting room over fears his uniform might offend



British soldier moved from hospital waiting room over fears his uniform might offend


FOX News


A British soldier was asked to move from a hospital waiting room last week because staff feared his uniform might offend other patients.

The family of Royal Air Force Sgt. Mark Prendeville said hospital workers told them “they didn’t want to upset people” and that the hospital has “lots of different cultures coming in,” according to the Guardian.

“To say I was incensed would put it mildly,” Prendeville’s father, Jim Prendeville, told the BBC.


“He was more upset by the way he was treated because of his uniform than he was about the burns in his eyes."

Sgt. Prendeville, 38, went to the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital in Margate, Kent, on Wednesday after fire extinguisher chemicals got into his eyes. A female staff member asked him to move from the main waiting room, allegedly because of a previous “altercation” involving a man in uniform.

“This employee was acting in good faith, because previously there had been an altercation between a member of the public and a different member of the armed forces in uniform,” an East Kent University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust spokesman told the BBC.

But Sgt. Prendeville’s father called the move “shameful.”

“He was more upset by the way he was treated because of his uniform than he was about the burns in his eyes,” Jim Prendeville said.

The hospital spokesman said the trust does not believe in treating military members differently from any member of the public and said that point was being reinforced to hospital employees “to make sure that this never happens again.”



Wild Thing's comment............


This is unforgivable to do this to this soldier. I cannot even begin to wrap my mind around someone being disrespectful to a person that KEEPS THEIR COUNTRY SAFE FOR THEM.



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September 24, 2015

Man Sings To His 93 Year Old Dying Wife






Man Sings To His 93 Year Old Dying Wife


This video was captured by Erin Solari, the granddaughter of Grandma Laura, 93, and Grandpa Howard, 92, who have been married 73 years. Laura was in a hospice being attended to in what was thought to be her last days.

When Laura heard Howard was in the room she asked to hold him. He cannot stand on his own and was helped to her side. Laura who has macular degeneration cannot see much beyond shadows and light, but looked deeply into his eyes. Howard who has lost a lot of his hearing had to have family repeat things for him.
Howard began to sing their song, ‘You’ll Never Know’, to his wife, and his wife responded, speaking some of the words herself.

It was not uncommon for the two of them to sing this song together, each taking a verse and serenading the other. After fifty years of marriage, they renewed their vows and performed this song as a duet for the entire family at the reception.

After this video became viral, the family said it lifted everyone’s spirits. Including Grandma Laura, who was supposed to have a week to live, but has defied the predictions and is still going, having since gone back home to Howard to be at peace.

Laura and Howard have such a palpable love for each other, it is beautiful to see. Her face is so suffused with affection, it is beautiful.




Wild Thing's comment.............


Love love love stories like this.


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September 21, 2015

5 Year Old Girl Brings Smile To Police Officers In Mourning



5 Year Old Girl Brings Smile To Police Officers In Mourning


It had been a long and emotional day for six police officers who decided to stop at a fast food restaurant for dinner after paying their respects to the family of their friend, Kentucky State Trooper Joseph Ponder, who was gunned down during a traffic stop earlier in September.

But as the officers — five Kentucky troopers and one Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper — finished their meals, a five-year-old girl approached their table with a tray of McDonald’s sundaes and thanked the men for protecting her and her family.

Sarah Yockey, Isabella’s mother, told WDRB that her daughter had asked if she could use her allowance money to treat the officers to ice cream when she saw them.

“She used her allowance she earned this past week to put smiles on their faces,” Yockey said. “She said, ‘Their friend died, and it’s not fair because he has a family too.’”

Kentucky State Police trooper Eric Homan told WDRB that he and his friends had left their town around 5:30 a.m. in order to make it to the funeral on time on September 18. None of the men had eaten all day when they decided to stop at the McDonald’s around 6:15 p.m.

“We were finishing up eating and Isabella comes out of no where and she’s holding a tray of ice cream sundaes,” Homan said. “She stepped right in between us all without fear and was so proud to thank us for protecting her and her family. [It] was a long day, and after a long week we were physically and emotionally drained. Her gifts of ice cream and her words of encouragement was more than a treat for our stomachs. It lifted our spirits.”

Homan and his friends took a photo with Isabella that he posted to Facebook. That photo has been shared more than 4,000 times.

“Relief comes in all different shapes and sizes,” Homan wrote in the post, adding that Isabella is “living proof of what makes coming to work everyday worth it.”

Homan said the officers all agreed to “pay it forward” when they return to their communities to serve the public.

As for Isabella, she told her mother that she hopes to invite the officers to her birthday party in March, according to WDRB.

“I truly can not thank them enough for the impact they had on my daughter,” Yockey said.



Wild Thing's comment.............

I love stories like this, what a wonderful and special child. God bless her, and her mother and the police.


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September 14, 2015

Germany Is Overwhelmed By Refugees Re-imposes Border Controls to Slow Refugees Trying To Cross Border


“We Can’t Take Any More!” German Ministers Call For Controls On Borders, Trains From Austria Halted Due To Influx

German politicians have called for urgent action on the migrant crisis as the country today halted all trains from Austria due to an overwhelming influx of refugees.


and this.............

Germany Re-imposes Border Controls to Slow Migrant Arrivals


Germany re-imposed border controls on Sunday after Europe's most powerful nation acknowledged it could scarcely cope with thousands of asylum seekers arriving every day.

A day before deeply divided European Union ministers tackle the migrant crisis, the U.N. refugee agency also called on every member state to take in a share of asylum-seekers under a Brussels plan which some countries are fiercely resisting.

Berlin announced that the temporary measure would be taken first on the southern frontier with Austria, where migrant arrivals have soared since Chancellor Angela Merkel effectively opened German borders to refugees a week ago.

"The aim of these measures is to limit the current inflows to Germany and to return to orderly procedures when people enter the country," said German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere.





Wild Thing's comment.........

And Obama plans this here, and he will not be the kind of person to tighten borders even for a short time.



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September 09, 2015

Air Force Officer Attacked By ‘Hate Group’ Anarchists For Having Confederate Flags On His Motorcycle





On September 05, 2015, at about 9:40 pm., a mob of people wearing camouflage, dark clothing and masks walked along 4th Avenue. As this group marched toward City Hall, the mob assaulted one uninvolved bystander with a bat. When Police Officers responded to the assault, the mob ran to City Hall and began breaking windows and doors on the building using bats, metal poles, rocks and paint balloons. Police Officers engaged the mob and the group ran off into the night. This mob identified themselves as “anarchists” which is a local Hate Group.


Air Force Officer Attacked By ‘Hate Group’ Anarchists For Having Confederate Flags On His Motorcycle


AIR FORCE Times


Police in Olympia, Washington, are looking for two men who assaulted an Air Force officer during a supposedly peaceful protest Sept. 5.

The officer, described as a pilot at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, was stopped in traffic due to the protest when he was singled out by a “local hate group,” which calls itself the “anarchists,” according to a police news release.

“The protesters saw two confederate flags attached to the back of the victim’s motorcycle and surrounded him, rocking the bike in an attempt to knock it over,” the news release said. “They sprayed the victim in the face with mace, and struck him in the back with a baseball bat and a glass bottle filled with red paint.”



Wild Thing's comment...........

These animals doing this stuff should be locked up. Forever. They get to decide who gets to fly what kind of flag?????????



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State Department: It’s A Possibility That Some ‘Syrian Refugees’ Are Terrorists







State Department: It’s A Possibility That Some ‘Syrian Refugees’ Are Terrorists


State Department spokesman John Kirby acknowledged that “it’s a possibility” that some of the refugees fleeing Syria may actually be al-Qaida or ISIS terrorists.

Kirby, appearing on CNN’s “Wolf” Tuesday, indicated “it’s pretty clear that many these people are just innocent moms, dads, brothers, sisters, grandparents who are trying to escape brutality” from Bashar al-Assad’s government.

Wolf Blitzer: He suggested that there is some fear, some fear that some of these refugees may actually be posing as refugees, but they might actually be al Qaeda or ISIS terrorists trying to sneak into sneak into Europe or the United States. What do you make of that?



Wild Thing's comment...........

This brilliant conclusion falls in the no shit Sherlock category.


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Germany’s Vice Chancellor: We Can Take 500K Migrants Annually For Several Years



Germany’s Vice Chancellor: We Can Take 500K Migrants Annually For Several Years


They rang the dinner bell for this crisis, setting a fast track for their own cultural suicide. Not only that, but the migrant exodus cedes the field in Syria to ISIS and terrorists.


FOX News

Germany’s vice chancellor said his country could take in 500,000 refugees annually for the next several years, one day after Hungary’s prime minister called on Berlin to close its doors to thousands from the Middle East, Africa, and Asia who have poured into Eastern Europe in an effort to reach more prosperous nations.

The BBC reported that Sigmar Gabriel also repeated demands that other European countries accept quotas designed to ensure that Germany does not have to take in the lion’s share of refugees. Germany, which has the largest economy in Europe, is expecting to take in 800,000 refugees in 2015, more than four times last year’s total. An estimated 20,000 refugees entered Germany via Hungary by train, bus, and on foot this past weekend alone.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban warned in an interview with Austrian television late Monday that millions of refugees would descend upon the continent if what he called Germany’s “open door” policy continued. He also claimed that many who had passed through his country via the so-called “Balkan Corridor” were not in dire straits, but rather were attracted by Germany’s generous benefit programs. For that reason, Orban warned, the refugee surge risked placing an intolerable financial burden on members of the 28-nation E.U.



Wild Thing's comment..............

I can`t believe those people are so Stupid.




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September 08, 2015

Syrian refugees chant ‘F**K YOU!’ and ‘Allah Akbar!’ in Hungary




Syrian refugees chant ‘F**K YOU!’ and ‘Allah Akbar!’ in Hungary


Hungary’s prime minister, Viktor Orban, was criticized online and in person on Thursday for writing in a German newspaper that it was important to secure his nation’s borders from mainly Muslim migrants “to keep Europe Christian.”

“Those arriving have been raised in another religion, and represent a radically different culture. Most of them are not Christians, but Muslims,” Mr. Orban wrote in a commentary for Frankfurt Allgemeine Zeitung, a German newspaper. “This is an important question, because Europe and European identity is rooted in Christianity.”

“Is it not worrying in itself that European Christianity is now barely able to keep Europe Christian?” Mr. Orban asked. “There is no alternative, and we have no option but to defend our borders.”

Before meeting with Mr. Orban on Thursday in Brussels, Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, which represents European Union leaders, thanked him for securing Europe’s borders, but took issue with the argument of Mr. Orban’s opinion article.



Wild Thing's comment............

I pray our country does NOT take these people in, there is no way our government will vet them and we know it. They say they will but that is a lie, especially under Muslim Obama and his hate for our country. This should concern everyone.



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Police Dept Sparks Controversy With "In God We Trust: Decals




Police Dept Sparks Controversy With "In God We Trust: Decals


Wild Things comment.............

Good for these police, I am so proud of them. We should all pray for their safety.


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September 07, 2015

Ambush-Style Attack - Gunman Opens Fire Into Squad Car Injuring Cop





Ambush-Style Attack - Gunman Opens Fire Into Squad Car Injuring Cop


According to a statement by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Police responded to an Officer-Involved shooting in the area of Tropicana and Nellis Sunday.

An officer was struck by gunfire, police confirmed. The Officer is expected to survive, suffered gunshot wound to the hand. A suspect is in custody.

Police in Vegas had recently started pairing Officers together due to the ongoing ‘anti-police’ movement.

The two Officers were in a marked patrol car and were headed to the ’99 Cents Store’ to investigate a disturbance call when they stopped at a traffic signal.

That’s when the suspect approached, unprovoked, and opened fire on the Officers.

At least three rounds were fired at the officers “ambush-style,” police said.




Wild Thing's comment........

This is unbelievable, the very people that protect us are the ones in danger.


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September 04, 2015

Chicago Has Deadliest Day In Over A Decade: 9 Killed, 12 Wounded



Chicago Has Deadliest Day In Over A Decade: 9 Killed, 12 Wounded


A teen in a park on the West Side. Two men in their 30s in Uptown on the North Side. A woman in her 20s in the South Side’s Morgan Park neighborhood.

Chicago’s most recent spasm of violence touched all corners of the city.

On Wednesday alone, eight people were shot to death in homicides. A ninth victim — an 11-year-old boy — died of an apparent accidental shooting.

That marked the most homicides in a single day in Chicago in more than a decade, according to a Tribune analysis of department data. The worst previous day occurred July 5, 2003, when Chicago saw 10 homicides, the analysis found.


Wild Thing's comment............

And in Chicago they have tons of gun laws. I would laugh at this if it was not about lives being taken, but still it sure shows how gun laws do not stop bad guys. We must never let them take our guns.



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September 03, 2015

Paul Harvey " Policeman " One of His Best Narrations






Paul Harvey " Policeman " One of His Best Narrations




Wild Thing's comment............


God bless and protect our police.


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August 30, 2015

Actor Jon Voight Hops on Stage and Joins Gospel Choir in Impromptu Restoring Unity Performance




Actor Jon Voight Hops on Stage and Joins Gospel Choir in Impromptu Restoring Unity Performance


Actor Jon Voight joined thousands of participants at the Restoring Unity event this weekend in Birmingham, Alabama, taking the stage to sing and dance along with a gospel choir that was on-hand to offer praise and worship music during Saturday’s speakers series.

“I started dancing back there, because this is my favorite music,” Voight said during an impromptu stage appearance. “‘Worthy of the glory, worthy of the power’ — It’s so wonderful, so I said, ‘I want to get up there,’ and so Glenn Beck, he says, ‘Go ahead.’”

Voight and Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King Jr., joining the choir on stage



Wild Thing's comment..........


This is nice I like that Jon Voight has been such a great advocate for conservatives. He has changed so much from his beliefs a long time ago.


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August 13, 2015

87 Year Old Great-Grandma Is An EMT






87 Year Old Great-Grandma Is An EMT



Wild Thing's comment.......

I love stories like this, filled with hope about people that are still active as they get older.



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August 11, 2015

Man, 90, saves wife of 68 years in wheelchair from fire in North Carolina



Man, 90, saves wife of 68 years in wheelchair from fire in North Carolina


A 90-year-old man pulled his wife of 68 years to safety in her wheelchair as a fire ravaged their North Carolina home.

Arthur Schneider jumped into action after a lightning storm hit a street transformer, causing flames to crawl through his Asheboro house, he told the Daily News Saturday.

Arthur immediately thought of his wife Rosemary, 89, who has Parkinson’s disease and dementia. She was all the way at the back of the house and cannot walk.

“I had to go back and get her,” Arthur said. “She’s part of me.”


The smoke alarms “were all buzzing” as the power went out, forcing Schneider to have to feel his way around as he couldn’t even see “my hand in front of my face,” he said.

Arthur, who grew up in the Bronx, wheeled Rosemary out to the front porch and ran across his yard — which is “the size of a football field ” — to get help from a neighbor, his daughter Bernadette Such said. He made the dash without his cane, despite his "terrible limp," she said.

The neighbor helped bring Rosemary off the porch, which isn’t wheelchair accessible, and called 911.

Half the house was destroyed in the fire, and the couple is staying with Such, who lives eight miles away.

Arthur shrugged off claims he acted heroically.

“I don’t know if it’s so incredible. I think anybody else would do the same thing,” he said.

But Thursday’s rescue was just the latest example of Arthur’s devotion to his wife, Such said.

Arthur has taken care of Rosemary, feeding her and cleaning her, since she was put in hospice care a couple years ago. He even insisted on putting her hospital-style bed next to his bed so they can sleep next to each other.

“My dad is a saint,” Such said. “I told him you’ll go straight to heaven for what he’s done for her the last two or three years.”

The couple met during World War II after Rosemary wrote to Arthur, who was serving in Guam in the Navy. Six months after they met in person, they got married in October 1946.

Arthur got a job at an IBM plant in Kingston, and the lovebirds had nine children, 20 grandkids and two great-grandchildren.

“It’s a good marriage,” he said. “When you live together and you love somebody, you can’t afford to lose it.”


Wild Thing's comment...............

Wonderful story!!!



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July 02, 2015

Shameful! Check out how stupid some Americans Don't Know Why We Celebrate 4th of July!






Shameful! Check out how stupid some Americans Don't Know Why We Celebrate 4th of July!


Wild Thing's comment............

This is so disgusting and shameful. Let's even give them the excuse they were NOT taught this at school, since so many schools do not teach anymore they just push cross dressing and dress as a Muslim day. I still have to ask why in the hell weren't these idiots even curious to find out on there own when year after year they celebrate a holiday not knowing what it is about or why we celebrate. But I bet they can spend their time in Google looking up their favorite rapper.


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June 29, 2015

9-year-old boy chases down cops to give them this




9-year-old boy chases down cops to give them this

USA Today


SLIDELL, La. – Nine-year-old Jayden Witsell is an aspiring law enforcement officer. But he’s got a little something extra with his uniform that he’s made his mission to share with real law enforcement officers.

“It’s a St. Michael’s coin,” Witsell told an officer. “If you keep it in your pocket, or in your unit, it will keep you safe everywhere you go.”

A little more than a month ago, Jayden and his mom started riding around with envelopes that say “Police Lives Matter.” In them, are cards with a hand-written ‘thank you,’ plus the coin. The goal is to give them to any officer, deputy or trooper they spot.

“He just come to me and said, ‘Mom there’s too many bad things going on in the world. People just don’t have respect for law enforcement officers and I want to do something nice for all the police officers,” said his mother Angelique Witsell.

Jayden said, “To me, police lives just matter.”

Watch the video above to see Jayden meet the men he respects so highly.

On June 11th, Witsell pulled over Slidell, Louisiana, Police Officer Joe McMahan.

“I read the card and it really got to my heart,” he said.

Later, the officer regretted not getting a picture. So he turned to Facebook to help find Jayden. A day later, the two took a selfie.

“When you did something like that, you became my hero,” McMahan told Jayden.

Now, the Witsells are hoping the rest of the community catches on.

“I hope that a lot because these officers need more respect,” said Jayden.

Witsell says he’d like to work for the DEA or the FBI when he grows up, but might also want to become a state trooper too.



Wild Thing's comment.........

Great story and what a wonderful little boy and his mom too.



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June 24, 2015

The Socialist Pope Francis Has Been Bashing Capitalism, Gun Owners, Air Conditioning. Michelle Malkin Let's Him Have it!


Holy Hypocrisy and Hot Air

writer Michelle Malkin

Pope Francis once again lectured the world on the evils of capitalism this week.

Apparently, the Socialist pope is unaware of the special technology donated by capitalists that is preserving Vatican treasures.


Unlike Pope Francis, I believe that air-conditioning and the capitalists responsible for the technology are blessings to the world.

Perhaps the head of the Catholic Church, who condemned "the increasing use and power of air-conditioning" last week in a market-bashing encyclical, is unaware of the pioneering private company that has donated its time, energy and innovative heating, ventilating and air-conditioning equipment to the Vatican's most famous edifice for more than a decade.

That's right. While the pontiff sanctimoniously attacks "those who are obsessed with maximizing profits," Carrier Corporation — a $13 billion for-profit company with 43,000 employees worldwide (now a unit of U.S.-based United Technologies Corp.) — ensures that the air in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel stays clean and cool.

Last fall, Carrier unveiled a groundbreaking HVAC system for the Vatican to help preserve Michelangelo's masterpieces against pollution caused by the estimated six million visitors who descend on the Sistine Chapel every year to see its famous frescoes.

As the company described it, their new solution "uses two Carrier AquaForce(r) 30XWV water-cooled chillers with Greenspeed(r) intelligence, each with 580 kilowatts of capacity. It leverages specially designed software and components, as well as patented, energy-saving technologies to maintain optimal climate conditions for the protection of the paintings within the chapel." State-of-the-art intelligent controls "anticipate visitor levels and adjust its performance intuitively." It also "delivers twice the efficiency and three times the capacity of the former system, which was built and installed by Carrier in the early 1990s."

Here's the lesson about air-conditioning capitalists that Pope Francis fails to appreciate: Carrier's technological know-how and breakthroughs didn't just descend from the clouds. As I recount in my latest book, "Who Built That," every perfectly chilled home, office, movie theater, mall, factory, hospital, lab and museum owes its existence to the profit-seeking pioneers of manufactured weather: Willis Carrier and Irvine Lyle.

These early 20th-century inventive giants brought air-conditioning to the market and to the masses. Willis Carrier was the scientist-tinkerpreneur whose prolific stream of experiments and epiphanies, beginning in 1902, fueled historic technological advances in heating, refrigeration and air-conditioning. Irvine Lyle was the mechanical engineer-turned-salesman who imagined countless new commercial applications for Carrier's work — and successfully turned those ideas into a multibillion-dollar business through relentless promotion, pitches, networking, advertising and outreach.

The scientists and their core team begged, borrowed and made stock sales to friends and neighbors. Carrier even enlisted his dentist for cash to get Carrier Engineering Corporation up and running in 1915. Carrier, Lyle and five founding engineers together pitched in $32,600 in start-up funds.

The Carrier capitalists risked it all in defiance of an economic depression and amid the tumult of world war. They couldn't afford their own factory and scrounged for made-to-order parts wherever they could find them. They dug into their own pockets to cover salary shortfalls. The wealth wasn't handed to them. Carrier and Lyle, farm boys who both graduated from Cornell, drove their men hard and themselves harder.

The Carrier team sold its products to businesses, large and small, that spanned the spectrum of human needs and wants. The pope should know that in addition to sparing countless lives from death by heat wave, Carrier designed a special system for Jonas Salk that helped maintain constant temperatures in the vats where Salk's poliovirus strains grew. The Salk vaccine saved thousands of lives and spearheaded the vaccine revolution.

From Hollywood to the pharmaceutical industry to textiles to the retail industry to the military to homeowners, there isn't a sector of the American economy that Carrier and Lyle didn't help transform. Their zealous focus on helping businesses provide better products at cheaper costs resulted in the invaluable byproducts of increased health, comfort and happiness.

While the pope blames commercial enterprises and the "global market economy" for causing "environmental degradation," it is a worldwide commercial enterprise made in America that solved the (SET (ITAL) human-caused degradation of, and environmental damage to, the Vatican's most prized art and assets.

If the pontiff truly believes "excessive consumption" of modern conveniences is causing evil "climate change," will he be shutting down and returning the multimillion-dollar system Carrier generously gifted to the Vatican Museums?

If not, I suggest, with all due respect, that Pope Francis do humanity a favor and refrain from blowing any more hot air unless he's willing to stew in his own.


Wild Thing's comment...........

Awesome response from Michelle. I have been seeing the articles about what the Pope is saying and demanding lately and it is terrible. It sounds more like Obama then anything else.

These last few days he has bashed gun owners and manufacturers and said they are NOT Christians, bashed air conditioning, bashed capitalists etc. He has been busy and not for the good that's for sure. I thought maybe he is senile but I think his socialists roots are what are leading him to these demands of people.


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June 22, 2015

Charleston Church Opens Doors For Its Sunday Service, Hundreds Come To Offer Support






Members of a historic black church worshiped at their sanctuary Sunday for the first time since a gunman opened fire at a Bible study, killing nine people. (June 21)

The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church threw open its doors for Sunday morning service, as heavyhearted worshipers filed into the same sanctuary where nine of their fellow parishioners were slaughtered nearly four days ago.

The organ played “Amazing Grace” as 400 seats inside historic black church were filled by worshipers who vowed that a racist gunman would not break their faith.


“I woke up at 6 a.m. and I was determined to come here. In spite of what happened, the strength still remains in our unity,” said Eva Bryant, 55, with her 10-year-old granddaughter Demiyah in tow.

“I brought my granddaughter because I want her to see all races coming together and know that just because one bad thing happens, you don’t shut yourself from the world. Being active is important and so is showing our support for the victims’ families.”




Wild Thing's comment.............

It is so sad and horrific what happened. These families are in my prayers and the members of this church as well.




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June 20, 2015

Victims' Relatives Speak to Charleston Church Gunman, They Forgive Him, Urge Shooter To Repent and Give His Life to Christ






Victims' Relatives Speak to Charleston Church Gunman, They Forgive Him, Urge Shooter To Repent and Give His Life to Christ

Relatives of victims of the Emanuel AME Church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, attend a bond hearing for confessed gunman Dylann Roof.

These people just had their family members gunned down by this crazed assassin. But they still forgive, broken, but still have a spirit of forgiveness.



Wild Thing's comment...........

Wow amazing.




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June 19, 2015

Gov. Haley gives emotional statement on Charleston slayings





Gov. Haley gives emotional statement on Charleston slayings



Wild Thing's comment............

It is so sad, so many deaths.



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Dr Alveda King on Megyn Kelly Show Last Night Discussing the Killings in Charfleston, S.C.



Dr Alveda King on Megyn Kelly Show Last Night Discussing the Killings in Charfleston, S.C.

She states that gun control will not stop these killings.



Wild Thing's comment............

Many times when I hear her speak on one of the news shows she has impressed me. She has a clam spirit.




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June 14, 2015

Hero Policeman Helps...... Grandmother Leads Slow-Speed Pursuit at 6 Miles per Hour






Grandmother Leads Slow-Speed Pursuit at 6 Miles per Hour

A lost woman in her 80s had to be escorted home by police after going miles out of her way on her motorized scooter.


Wild Thing's comment.......

What a kind man and he was very gentle with her. God bless them both.



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May 14, 2015

Amtrak Train Was Going Over 100mph Into Curve Before Derailment






Amtrak train's speed the cause of the derailment?


Amtrak Train Was Going Over 100mph Into Curve Before Derailment

An Amtrak engineer barreled into a sharp turn at 106 mph — double the speed limit — just seconds before a derailment that left seven dead and nearly every other passenger injured in Philadelphia, authorities said on Wednesday.

Engineer Brandon Bostian, of Forest Hills, Queens, was reportedly at the controls of the Penn Station-bound train.

The engineer slammed on the emergency brakes moments before Tuesday night’s disaster, but could only reduce the speed to 102 mph before all seven cars jumped the tracks, said Nation Transportation Safety Board spokesman Robert Sumwalt.

“The maximum authorized speed through this curve was 50 mph,” he said.


Bostian briefly spoke to police after the derailment, and told them he could not recall his speed — but the engineer then quickly got a lawyer and clammed up, ­according to CNN.

He refused to be interviewed by investigators Wednesday and left the police station with his attorney.


Investigators were attempting to get a search warrant for Bostian’s phone records in a bid to learn if he was distracted when the train derailed, CNN said.

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter said the engineer was out of control.

“There’s no way in the world that he should have been going that fast into the curve,” Nutter told CNN. “Clearly he was reckless and irresponsible in his actions.”


Surveillance video from a nearby industrial building captured an explosion as the speeding train derailed — and turned into a horror show of twisted wreckage and bloodied passengers.

Those killed in the tragedy include a former Queens valedictorian; a father of two who worked for The Associated Press; a Manhattan mom who was CEO of a tech company; a dean at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn; and an executive at Wells Fargo.

The crash between the North Philadelphia and Cornwells Heights stations also left 200 passengers injured, including eight in critical condition.

There were a total of 243 people on the train, including five crew members.

The train’s black box was recovered from the locomotive and is being examined by the NTSB.



Wild Thing's comment.............

This is all so sad. Prayers for these victims.


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May 04, 2015

Showing Weakness and Bad Judgement Dr. Ben Carson Supports Baltimore Prosecutor in Bringing Charges vs. Police







Dr. Ben Carson Supports Baltimore Prosecutor in Bringing Charges vs. Police because “Tensions were Mounting”

Freedoms Lighthouse


Here’s Dr. Ben Carson on “Fox & Friends” this morning saying he supports the decision by the Baltimore Prosecutor to bring charges against six Baltimore Police Officers.

His stated reason was that “tensions were mounting” in the city – the very reasoning Law Professor Alan Dershowitz said should NOT have been used to bring charges. Dershowitz said the charges are “crowd control,” which is a “sad day for Justice.” I agree with Dershowitz. Carson is supporting a Prosecutor who has horribly overcharged the officers as well, something Carson never commented on.




Wild Thing's comment........

Carson is absolutely wrong to take this kind of stand on this. Caving in to thugs is never a good decision it gives them power to do even more.


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May 03, 2015

Police from Coast to Coast React with Alarm at Murder Charges Filed Against Baltimore Officers


Police from Coast to Coast React with Alarm at Murder Charges Filed Against Baltimore Officers

Police officers across the country are shocked by Friday’s news that six Baltimore cops were charged with the murder of Freddie Gray. Many worry that they will be prevented from doing their job going forward.

On Friday, after Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby charged the six officers with numerous charges including murder, it sent a chilling message to police everywhere.

NPR had reaction from several police officers and police officials, but suffice it to say they are worried for their safety on the job as well as fearful of prosecution.

“The specter of criminal charges being filed against police officers I believe is going to send reverberations across the nation,” the operator of the police academy in Washington state, Sue Rahr, told NPR on Friday.

The president of Houston’s Police Union, Ray Hunt, noted that he feels that police now have fewer rights than the potential criminals they deal with. “There is a mood among some in this country that the police are going to be wrong unless proven right,” Hunt said.

Police feel their hands are being tied by politicians and the courts on a range of issues. Earlier this year, for instance, police in San Diego complained that they were not being allowed to “combat crime” in their city over the issue of what is to be done about homelessness.

As to the specific charges in Baltimore, the Fraternal Order of Police called the accusation that police murdered Freddie Gray a “rush to judgment.”

“I believe that the publicity in this case is a driving force to a rush to judgment and causing this prosecution to move so quickly,” union rep Michael Davey said on Friday.

“In my 20-year career as a law enforcement officer and 16 years as an attorney, I have never seen such a rush to file criminal charges, which I believe are driven by forces separate and apart from the application of law and the facts of this case as we’ve heard them,” Davey told the media.

There is no doubt that more and more police officers feel as if their hands have been tied and that they are being prevented from doing their job.



Wild Thing's comment.........

Yes there are some bad cops but in general most are good and deserve our respect. I have no complaint about the police and this whole thing make me feel so badly for them.



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May 02, 2015

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr.Said "The State Attorney needs to remember she represents the State, not a protest movement!"




CLARKE: "The State Attorney needs to remember she represents the State, not a protest movement!"

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. talked to Stuart Varney this morning on Fox Business Network after criminal charges were announced against six Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray.

State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said this morning that the medical examiner ruled Gray’s death a homicide.

The charges against the six officers ranged from second-degree murder, to involuntary manslaughter to assault.

Clarke said the charges seem politically motivated, but emphasized that the judicial process must be allowed to play out.

"I think this is very political. From the tone of her voice, [Mosby] sounded almost exuberant in her announcement when she really needs to remember that she represents the state in this, not a protest movement, and not trying to appease an angry crowd," said Clarke.



Wild Thing's comment.............

Clarke is a good man, I like to hear his take on this.


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Krauthammer: Speed of The Charges Against the Baltimore Police Officers 'Looks Like Appeasement of the Mob'





Krauthammer: Speed of The Charges Against the Baltimore Police Officers 'Looks Like Appeasement of the Mob'

Charles says Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby doesn't speak for the mob. Her job is to adjudicate these issues without consideration for what's gonna happen outside. It looks like appeasement of the mob.




Wild Thing's comment........

I was wondering the same thing.



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April 30, 2015

Washington Post: Prisoner In Police Van Says Freddie Gray Trying To Hurt Himself





Washington Post: Prisoner In Police Van Says Freddie Gray Trying To Hurt Himself


A prisoner sharing a police transport van with Freddie Gray told investigators that he could hear Gray “banging against the walls” of the vehicle and believed that he “was intentionally trying to injure himself,” according to a police document obtained by The Washington Post.

The prisoner, who is currently in jail, was separated from Gray by a metal partition and could not see him. His statement is contained in an application for a search warrant, which is sealed by the court. The Post was given the document under the condition that the prisoner not be named because the person who provided it feared for the inmate’s safety.

The document, written by a Baltimore police investigator, offers the first glimpse of what might have happened inside the van. It is not clear whether any additional evidence backs up the prisoner’s version, which is just one piece of a much larger probe.

Gray was found unconscious in the wagon when it arrived at a police station on April 12. The 25-year-old had suffered a spinal injury and died a week later.


Wild Thing's comment...........

It wouldn't be the first time that someone tried to enhance their own injuries to claim police brutality.


Hannity had on his show a Maryland Sheriff who is helping out in Baltimore who confirmed that the word he heard from Baltimore city cops was that Freddie Gray was bouncing himself around in the Police van trying to hurt himself.

He also confirms that through their interactions with Baltimore city police officers, that they were told to stand down by the mayor and that they were incredibly embarrassed by it and frustrated.


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April 28, 2015

Mother of a Baltimore Rioter catches son apart of the riot and slaps him silly! BRAVO!!!






Mother of a Baltimore Rioter catches son apart of the riot and slaps him silly!



Wild Thing's comment............

Good for this mom, too bad there are not more like her.


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Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke: Failed Liberal Policies Behind Ferguson, Baltimore Riots




Sheriff David Clarke: Failed Liberal Policies Behind Ferguson, Baltimore Riots


Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke dropped a bomb on FOX News today.

The popular sheriff blamed failed liberal policies for today’s rioting in Baltimore and Ferguson last fall.

“The thing is, like Baltimore, like Ferguson, like New York and very many other areas where failed liberal government policies have led to high unemployment, chronic poverty, failing schools. This is what besets the Baltimore area. Ninety percent of the homicide victims in the Baltimore area are black as are ninety percent of the suspects. Thatt’s the bigger problem than Freddie Gray.”




Wild Thing's comment...........

It would be great to have more sheriff's like this man.




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April 14, 2015

From the streets of Baltimore People Cannot Name a Single Accomplishment of Dictator Obama






Fox News producer Jesse Watters hit the streets of Baltimore recently, asking individuals to name a single accomplishment from President Barack Obama.

The answers were wide-ranging.

“Can I get back to you?” one individual answered.

“Having [an] in-shape wife, I guess?” another person replied.


The bizarre answers didn’t stop there.

“Bringing our troops home, I’d have to say,” one man told Watters, adding, “I think the terrorists are pretty happy about that.”

“Are you asking me this because I have blonde hair?” one woman asked.




Wild Thing's comment...........

Add to this how so many voted for this horrible person Obama and did not even care to know about his agenda.



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April 07, 2015

Man Dressed as a Woman Robs Gas Station. Crazier: Wait Until You See His ‘Gun




....surveillance footage.......


Crazy: Man Dressed as a Woman Robs Gas Station. Crazier: Wait Until You See His ‘Gun

Hunt for male robber displaying unladylike behaviour at Melbourne petrol station

Police in Australia are on the hunt for a male suspect they say robbed a convenience store while dressed as a woman.

The March 30 robbery happened in the Watervale suburb of Melbourne, Australia, News.com.au reported. Surveillance video shows the suspect walking in carrying a purse and wearing a skirt, sunglasses, a blond wig and a sunhat.

Just a few steps inside the door, he stops for several moments to peruse some items on a shelf. He browses the store some more, eventually showing up at the counter in front of the cash register. The suspect then appears to order a carton of cigarettes from the clerk, who goes to retrieve them from a shelf in the back.

The clerk returns to the register, sets the item down and begins to ring up the order. That’s when the suspect is seen reaching into his purse for what the Australian news site described as a “homemade machine gun.”

The clerk takes a step back from the register, then proceeds to open the cash drawer to hand over all the money. The suspect then takes the money and places it and the gun into the purse and walks out, according to the news site.

Customers in the store appeared to have stayed relatively calm. No one was injured during the incident and police are still on the hunt for the suspect.



Wild Thing's comment...........

So weird and the person so far has not been found and arrested.




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January 18, 2015

Box Office: ‘American Sniper’ Breaks Record, ‘Selma’ In Death Spiral


Box Office: ‘American Sniper’ Breaks Record, ‘Selma’ In Death Spiral


The early estimates for director Clint Eastwood’s pro-War On Terror masterpiece “American Sniper” hovered around $40 million. Obviously our provincial box office gurus under-estimated the American people’s desire to see their warriors, wars, and country properly honored and honestly portrayed. In its wide-release debut, the story of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is estimated to hit $75 million. UPDATE: $80 million.

Seventy-five million doesn’t just beat the previous January/Martin Luther King. Jr. weekend record, it obliterates the $41 million earned by “Ride Along” last year.

On Friday alone, with a $28 – $30 million haul, “American Sniper,” will beat or nearly beat Clint’s own best 3-day weekend; his “Gran Torino” haul of $29.5 million.

If that’s not enough, after bringing in $5.3 million, “Sniper” now holds the record for an R-rated movie’s late-night Thursday opening.

Despite a also-ran Best Picture nomination and adding +56 theatres, producer Oprah Winfrey’s dishonest Civil Rights drama “Selma” lost -19% of its audience over last weekend.

That’s the worst showing of any Best Picture nominee still in theaters.

After a disastrous opening weekend, “Selma” could only dig up another $11.2 million over — of all things — the Martin Luther King, Jr. 4-day weekend.

God, family and country are box office bonanzas.




Wild Thing's comment............

I am so glad. We have not seen it yet, but even so I am thrilled it is doing so well.



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January 16, 2015

Hero Cat Saves Baby From Freezing To Death



Hero Cat Saves Baby From Freezing To Death

PHOTOS at LINK...click here..............


Masha, a long-haired tabby cat, saved the life of a baby abandoned in the streets of Russia — after she climbed into the box he was discarded in and kept him warm, health officials said.

“The baby had only been outside for a few hours and thanks to Masha … he was not damaged by the experience,” a hospital spokesman told Central European News.

The whiskered hero even meowed to get the attention of a passerby.

“She is very placid and friendly, so when I heard her meowing, I thought that perhaps she had injured herself,” said Obninsk city resident Irna Lavora. “Normally she would have come and said hello to me. You can imagine my shock when I saw her lying in a box next to a baby.”

Masha is a communal cat who is looked after by local residents. When she found the baby — who appeared to be in great shape — she immediately took to him as if he were her own, according to CEN.

“Clearly her mothering instincts had taken over and she wanted to protect the child,” Larova explained. “He was well-dressed with a little hat, and whoever left him here had even left a few nappies and some baby food.”

The baby was immediately rushed to a local hospital, where he was given a checkup and declared fit and healthy, officials said. Since the child was found, Masha has been hailed as a hero by local residents — and she’s been reaping the benefits.

“Everyone in the block is very proud of her,” Lavora said. “We have all spoiled her rotten by giving her her favorite food.”



Wild Thing's comment.......

Great kitty and wonderful story. Thank God the baby will be OK and was helped by this wonderful kitty.



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January 14, 2015

Fort Hood Soldier Monitoring For Ebola Symptoms Found Dead Outside Residence



A Fort Hood soldier recently ordered to self-monitor for exposure to the Ebola virus was found dead outside his off-post residence Tuesday morning.


NBC DFW


The 24-year-old man, whose name has not yet been released, was found in the yard outside of his apartment on the 3300 block of Cantabrian Drive in Killeen at about 7:30 a.m., Central Texas NBC affiliate KCEN-TV reported.

The soldier had recently returned to Texas on emergency leave and was ordered to self-monitor himself twice per day and report the status to medical officials, according to Fort Hood. That directive is standard protocol for soldiers returning from service in West Africa.


Wild Thing's comment.......

This self-monitoring thing is BS. This Obama administration is responsible for nothing, especially when it comes to the safety of our servicemen. Or any American for that matter.



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January 12, 2015

Chick-fil-A act of kindness brings national attention to modest restaurateur








Chick-fil-A act of kindness brings national attention to modest restaurateur

Mark Meadows operates the restaurant on Highway 280 in Birmingham and was working the night a homeless man came in seeking warmth during last week’s frigid weather, according to AL.com.

Instead of ushering the man out, Meadows carried on a conversation after the man asked for food in exchange for doing chores.

Andrea Stoker, who at the time was eating lunch with her son at a nearby table, captured the interaction between Meadows and the man on her camera phone.

Meadows not only gave the man a meal but also gave him a pair of gloves. Stoker posted the image to a Chick-fil-A Facebook page, where it has drawn about 80,000 likes.

In response to the attention, Meadows says, “I just did the right thing,” he said. “I’m simply awestruck about all this attention.”

It should be noted that Meadows is no stranger to giving back or making national news.

Last January, he decided to give away over 300 sandwiches to stranded motorists during a snow storm.

In an interview at the time, Meadows downplayed his own actions.

“It made me feel real good, especially with people being so appreciative,” he said. “It was the most fun I’ve had in a long time.”


Wild Thing's comment.......

I love stories like this.


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December 08, 2014

Garner Protest Shuts Down I-95 In Florida During Rush Hour







Garner Protest Shuts Down I-95 In Florida During Rush Hour



Wild Thing's comment.......


This is Florida....drive forward and if they attack your car with you in it "Stand Your Ground" kicks in. Lots of people with gun permits here.This BS will only be tolerated just so long. Then people will act on their own to clear the roads, even if a few protestors end up in the ER


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This is stupid! Columbia Law School Is Permitting Students To Postpone Their Final Exams If They Claim “Emotional Impairment” From Brown/Garner Cases


Columbia Law School Is Permitting Students To Postpone Their Final Exams If They Claim “Emotional Impairment” From Brown/Garner Cases


Columbia Law School is permitting students claiming to be impaired due to the emotional impact of recent non-indictments in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner matters to postpone taking their final exams. Here is the text of a message from interim dean Robert Scott to the law school community:

The grand juries’ determinations to return non-indictments in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases have shaken the faith of some in the integrity of the grand jury system and in the law more generally. For some law students, particularly, though not only, students of color, this chain of events is all the more profound as it threatens to undermine a sense that the law is a fundamental pillar of society designed to protect fairness, due process and equality.

For these reasons, after consultation with students in the law school and with colleagues on the law faculty and in the administration, I am taking the following steps to assure our responsiveness and involvement in this particular moment:


Wild Thing's comment......


This is so stupid and another example of pushing the race card. Too bad no one is teaching these students about our laws and about obeying the laws.




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December 06, 2014

Family Of Black Man Shot By Brooklyn Cop To Al Sharpton: Stay Away, And Stop Exploiting His Death


Family Of Black Man Shot By Brooklyn Cop To Al Sharpton: Stay Away, And Stop Exploiting His Death


A family member of 28-year-old Akai Gurley, an unarmed man shot and killed by a rookie police officer in a public housing stairwell, is reportedly speaking out against Al Sharpton and accusing the TV host of exploiting the death.

“Al Sharpton came in, put his name on the situation, but has not even made one single call to the parents to Akai,” Hertenceia Peterson, Gurley’s aunt, told TMZ.

Peterson, who claimed to be speaking for Gurley’s mom as well, said Sharpton only appears interested in using the tragedy for “money and political gain.”

The aunt also said Sharpton is not welcome at the funeral or Gurley’s wake on Friday night, even though the activist recently said he plans to deliver a eulogy.

The police describe this shooting as “accidental”, why the officer had the gun out is unclear. But part of the problem was the stairway was so dark you could not see clearly. Which means you also couldn’t see that the man was black. This man’s killing appears to have absolutely nothing to do with race. But then again, neither did the Ferguson or Garner cases have any indication that race was at all a factor.



Wild Thing's comment........

Sharpton is a total racist.


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Charles Barkley Responds to Critics: They Can 'Kiss My Ass'




Charles Barkley Responds to Critics: They Can 'Kiss My Ass'

Inside the NBA devoted the first ten minutes of their program Thursday night to Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith's disagreement on all things race, Ferguson, and Eric Garner.

Barkley, talking about his recent comments says, 'some people are going to agree with me and some people are gonna kiss my ass




Wild Thing's comment...........

Charles is finding out what it can be like to speak the truth in his opinion and then get attacked for it.


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December 03, 2014

Obama Gets Low Marks On Ferguson -The Kelly File





Obama Gets Low Marks On Ferguson -The Kelly File

Megyn Kelly once again proves why she is one of the top cable news anchors battled Rep Al Green over the facts of the Ferguson grand jury decision.

Green in typical progressive fashion talked over Megyn Kelly and rambled incoherently.


Wild Thing's comment.......

He is horrid and rude and Megyn stayed strong.



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December 02, 2014

Charles Barkley: Let’s Face it, The Ferguson Grand Jury Got It Right, He Also Called Rioters " scumbags".




Charles Barkley: Let’s Face it, The Ferguson Grand Jury Got It Right, He Also Called Rioters " scumbags".


Source

Not the first time he’s taken the “wrong side” of a shooting transformed in haste into a Teachable Moment about race relations in America. Once the death of Michael Brown was reduced to a microcosm of police discrimination against young black men, Darren Wilson had to be guilty or else that discrimination didn’t exist. The retreat to identity was the natural way to process an incident that was supposed to be simple but became too complex for easy narratives.

No one told Barkley, though.

“The true story came out from the grand jury testimony,” Barkley said, adding that he was made aware of “key forensic evidence, and several black witnesses that supported Officer Darren Wilson’s story…” He continued, “I can’t believe anything I hear on television anymore. And, that’s why I don’t like talking about race issues with the media anymore, because they (the media) love this stuff, and lead people to jump to conclusions. The media shouldn’t do that. They never do that when black people kill each other. ”

He also called those who rioted after the decision was announced “scumbags,” and said “There is no excuse for people to be out there burning down people’s businesses, burning down police cars.”…

“[W]e have to be really careful with the cops, because if it wasn’t for the cops we would be living in the Wild, Wild West in our neighborhoods,” he said. “We can’t pick out certain incidentals that don’t go our way and act like the cops are all bad…. Do you know how bad some of these neighborhoods would be if it wasn’t for the cops?”



Wild Thing's comment............



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Disgusting Racist Eric Holder Speaking At Black Church Says Racist Cops Like Those In Ferguson “Threaten The Entire Nation” - He is such a LIAR!




Holder Speaking At Black Church Says Racist Cops Like Those In Ferguson “Threaten The Entire Nation”


The problems put on display after the death of Michael Brown in the small St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, in August “are truly national in scope and that threaten the entire nation,” Attorney General Eric Holder said in a speech on Monday.

Holder, speaking at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, said the nation needs to confront the broken relationship between many law enforcement agencies and the communities that they are supposed to serve.

“Broadly speaking, without mutual understanding between citizens — whose rights must be respected — and law enforcement officers — who make tremendous and often-unheralded personal sacrifices every day to preserve public safety — there can be no meaningful progress,” Holder said in prepared remarks. “Our police officers cannot be seen as an occupying force disconnected from the communities they serve. Bonds that have been broken must be restored. Bonds that never existed must now be created.”





Wild Thing's comment.........


God help our country, we are stuck with these racists ( Obama, Holder, Sharpton etc.) in power and they want a race war to happen and are working hard for that goal.



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St. Louis Police demand apology from Rams players for 'Hands up, don't shoot' gesture before game



St. Louis police officers upset over Rams players’ ‘hands up, don’t shoot’ gesture before game, demand apology


St. Louis Police Officers Association called for a 'very public apology' and wants the players involved disciplined by the team or NFL after five Rams players came onto the field with their hands raised in a gesture of solidarity with protesters in nearby Ferguson, Mo.

St. Louis cops are demanding “a very public apology” from their hometown football team after five Rams players did a pregame “hands-up-don’t-shoot” gesture of solidarity with protesters in nearby Ferguson.

The St. Louis Police Officers Association immediately condemned the players, saying it was “profoundly disappointed” in the coordinated move, which came during pregame introductions Sunday at St. Louis’ Edward Jones Dome.

The five black players — Jared Cook, Tavon Austin, Kenny Britt, Stedman Bailey and Chris Given — came onto the field with their hands raised, a pose that has become symbol of the ongoing protest over the police shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown.

“I just think there has be to a change,” said tight end Cook. “There has to be change that starts with the people that are most influential around the world.”

The action came during the Rams’ first home game since the Nov. 24 announcement that Officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted for the Aug. 9 shooting of Brown, 18. The players’ gesture also came on day after Wilson resigned from the Ferguson Police Department.

The St. Louis police union statement said the players “chose to ignore the mountains of evidence” released by the grand jury and engaged “in a display that police officers around the nation found tasteless, offensive and inflammatory.”

The group called for the players to be disciplined and accused the Rams and the NFL of being hypocritical.

"We respect and understand the concerns of all individuals who have expressed views on this tragic situation," the NFL said in a statement to The News.


Union business manager Jeff Roorda said it was “way out-of-bounds” for the players to conduct an on-field protest while being protected by officers who have been working 12-hour shifts and even gave up their Thanksgiving holiday to defend their community.




Wild Thing's comment.......


I agree with the police, what the 5 black players did was over the top and totally unacceptable. I agree with free speech, BUT these players are being paid to play football, NOT to use their time on the field to make a political statement against those that protect and serve our country as policemen.




Posted by Wild Thing at 12:45 AM

November 30, 2014

Darren Wilson Resigns From The #Ferguson Police Department



Darren Wilson Resigns From The #Ferguson Police Department


Citing security fears, Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot Michael Brown Aug. 9, has resigned from the police department.

Wilson, 28, who on Monday was cleared by a grand jury investigating the shooting, had been a member of the city’s police department for six years.

In a telephone interview Saturday evening, Wilson said he resigned after the police department told him it had received threats that violence would ensue if he remained an employee.

“I’m resigning of my own free will,” he said. “I’m not willing to let someone else get hurt because of me.”
He said resigning was “the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do.”

Wilson’s resignation, which was expected, comes after private talks between his representatives and the police department. The grand jury announced its decision in the case Monday.

Neil Bruntrager, Wilson’s attorney, said a news conference is being planned.

Wilson’s resignation letter reads:

“I, Darren Wilson, hereby resign my commission as a police officer with the City of Ferguson effective immediately. I have been told that my continued employment may put the residents and police officers of the City of Ferguson at risk, which is a circumstance that I cannot allow. For obvious reasons, I wanted to wait until the grand jury made their decision before I officially made my decision to resign. It was my hope to continue in police work, but the safety of other police officers and the community are of paramount importance to me. It is my hope that my resignation will allow the community to heal. I would like to thank all of my supporters and fellow officers throughout this process.”



Wild Thing's comment.........

I wonder if these vile pieces of humans will ever stop, no matter what happens. They have the blessing from Al Sharpton and others.



Posted by Wild Thing at 12:49 AM

November 26, 2014

Netherlands Animal Park Welcomes Polar Bear Triplets



A wildlife park in the Netherlands is celebrating the rare birth of polar bear triplets, but zookeepers don't know the gender of each cub because they don't want to get too close and upset the mother. (



Wild Thing's comment.........

So precious and very special.


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November 25, 2014

Fox News' Mike Tobin Caught in the Middle as Police Fire Tear Gas on Group of Demonstrators in Ferguson






Fox News' Mike Tobin Caught in the Middle as Police Fire Tear Gas on Group of Demonstrators in Ferguson

FERGUSON ON FIRE: Walgreens, Beauty Town, Little Caesars, Auto Parts, Police Cars TORCHED – Shots Fired at Firemen!

Police fire tear gas in attempt to disperse a line of demonstrators gathered on the streets of Ferguson. Fox News Mike Tobin gets caught in the middle and some of the tear gas canisters hit just feet away from him.


He also reports that there were shots fired from the crowd of protesters into the air following the Grand Jury decision and a report of protesters trying to tip over vehicles.

Demonstrations In Other Cities- DC, NYC, LA, Oakland, Seattle




Wild Thing's comment........

I am glad for the verdict from the Grand Jury, and have been hoping it would be positive for the policeman.

But I also expected riots and the protesters to react just this way if it came out in favor of the police .


Posted by Wild Thing at 12:55 AM

Michael Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden Reacts: You Motherf*%ckers Think This is a Joke




Worth noting her son’s body is still laying in an unmarked grave while she makes money off his death.

Michael Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden, reacted harshly following tonight’s Grand Jury decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson for shooting Michael Brown to death in Ferguson, MO, last August.

McSpadden was clearly angry as she shouted to protesters, “Some of you motherf*%kers think this is a joke! Everybody want me to be calm? Do you know how them bullets hit my son? Ain’t nobody had to live through what I had to live through.”

**Video contains graphic language:**



Wild Thing's comment.........

Your son was a thug— thief — assaulted a policeman with deadly force and a big idiot. And what about your bearing false witness against officer Darren Wilson overseas to some UN lying organization on torture .



Posted by Wild Thing at 12:50 AM

Attorneys for DARREN WILSON Issue a Statement: “Officer Wilson Followed His Training & Followed the Law”


Attorneys for DARREN WILSON Issue a Statement: “Officer Wilson Followed His Training & Followed the Law”

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Officer Darren Wilson issued a statement tonight after the grand jury decision was released by Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch.


Lawyers for Darren Wilson issued a public statement tonight after learning he would not be indicted, saying, in part, that Wilson “followed his training and followed the law” when he shot and killed Michael Brown Aug. 9.

The statement continued: “Today, a St. Louis County grand jury released its decision that no charges would be filed in the case involving Officer Darren Wilson. From the onset, we have maintained and the grand jury agreed that Officer Wilson’s actions on August 9 were in accordance with the laws and regulations that govern the procedures of an officer.

“In a case of this magnitude, a team of prosecutors rightfully presented evidence to this St. Louis County grand jury. This group of citizens, drawn at random from the community, listened to witnesses and heard all the evidence in the case. Based on the evidence and witness testimony, the grand jury collectively determined there was no basis for criminal charges against Officer Wilson.

“Law enforcement personnel must frequently make split-second and difficult decisions. Officer Wilson followed his training and followed the law. We recognize that many people will want to second-guess the grand jury’s decision. We would encourage anyone who wants to express an opinion do so in a respectful and peaceful manner.

“On a side note, Officer Wilson would like to thank those who have stood by his side throughout the process. This continued support is greatly appreciated by Officer Wilson and his family. Moving forward, any commentary on this matter will be done in the appropriate venue and not through the media.


Wild Thing's comment.......

My heart goes out to Ofc. Wilson - it's sad that he has lost any chance at a normal life just for doing his job as well as defending his own life.


Posted by Wild Thing at 12:45 AM

November 15, 2014

U.S. House of Representatives Approves Keystone XL Pipeline 252-161; Obama “Likely” to Veto if Senate Approves




U.S. House of Representatives Approves Keystone XL Pipeline 252-161; Obama “Likely” to Veto if Senate Approves

The House on Friday voted 252 to 161 to approve a bill that would direct the federal government to move forward on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, ahead of a vote scheduled for Tuesday in the Senate that could send the measure to President Obama’s desk.



Wild Thing's comment.......

Obama has been mouthing off again how he will not do it. He is beyond horrible.



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November 14, 2014

Another Doctor Infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone To Be Treated in U.S.


Another Doctor Infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone To Be Treated in U.S.

CNN

The surgeon, a Sierra Leone national, is married to a US citizen and has children.


A surgeon who’s a Sierra Leone national and a legal permanent resident of the United States will be transported from Sierra Leone to The Nebraska Medical Center for treatment for Ebola, a government official familiar with the situation said.

The doctor is expected to arrive this weekend, most likely Saturday, the official said.

The official said it’s not known whether the doctor was working in an Ebola treatment unit or some other type of hospital. The surgeon is married to a U.S. citizen and has children, the official said.

The surgeon will be the 10th Ebola patient on American soil.


KTIV

Doctors are about to treat their 10th Ebola patient on American soil. A Sierra Leonean surgeon, with U.S. residency, will be flown to Nebraska Medical Center, in Omaha, on Saturday.

A federal official with knowledge of the case said the patient would arrive from Sierra Leone, one of the West African nations grappling with the Ebola outbreak. The patient is a male surgeon, a Sierra Leone national and a permanent American resident who tested positive for the virus on Monday.



Wild Thing's comment.......

I hope and pray we never hear this kind of news about any of our troops that Obama sent there.




Posted by Wild Thing at 12:45 AM

November 10, 2014

Whiny Kaci Hickox And Boyfriend To Leave Maine




Whiny Kaci And Boyfriend to leave Maine


Nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend are leaving Maine next week for parts unknown.

Hickox made national headlines last week when she fought efforts to quarantine her in New Jersey and Maine because she had just returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa.

Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend, Ted Wilbur, say they will stay in Maine through Monday, when a state court order expires.

Her boyfriend, Ted Wilbur, withdrew from an accelerated nursing program at the University of Maine at Fort Kent on Friday and said the couple will stay through Monday, after which a state court order expires and Hickox will no longer have to submit to daily health monitoring, inform state officials of travel plans and let them know if her health changes.

Wilbur said the couple will depart Fort Kent in the middle of next week, drop off some items in storage in southern Maine, and then leave the state.


Wild Thing's comment.......

May I suggest anyplace outside of the United States of America .


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18,000 Nurses In California To Strike Over Ebola


18,000 Nurses In California To Strike Over Ebola


Some 18,000 nurses in Northern California are planning a two-day strike starting Nov. 11, partly over equipment and training standards for the Ebola virus.

The walkout would affect 21 hospitals and 65 clinics owned by Kaiser Permanente, based in Oakland, California, said Charles Idelson, a spokesman for National Nurses United. The union’s contract with nonprofit Kaiser expired in August and was extended until October, he said.

The union said in a Nov. 6 statement that Kaiser “continued to stonewall on dozens of proposals to improve patient care standards, as well as refusing to address the concern of Kaiser RNs about Ebola safety protocols and protective equipment, refusing to even answer questions by the RNs.”


Kaiser hospitals have contingency plans in place and will operate with normal business hours and services, while elective procedures and non-urgent appointments will be rescheduled, John Nelson, a spokesman, said today in an e-mailed statement.

He disputed the idea that health workers aren’t being trained to deal with Ebola.

“We are training our staff on how to use the right protective gear, to make sure they know how to use it,” Nelson said in the statement. “We have repeatedly asked union leadership to work with us on our Ebola strategy. They have refused. Instead, they continue to hold press conferences claiming hospitals are unprepared for Ebola.”



Wild Thing's comment.......

When Unions get involved it is hard to know the truth so much of the time.




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November 02, 2014

Navy Vet Spots Purse-Snatching Punk Knocking 76-Year-Old Woman to the Ground — and Issues the Punk a Painful Lesson




Navy Vet Spots Purse-Snatching Punk Knocking 76-Year-Old Woman to the Ground — and Issues the Punk a Painful Lesson


Navy veteran Kendrick Taylor was on his way to the gym in Orange County, Florida, when he saw something that got his blood pumping much faster: A man attacking an elderly woman and trying to steal her purse.

What if that was my grandmother? She was screaming for help. That’s when I ran over to help her,” Kendrick Taylor told WESH-TV in Orlando. “When I looked down I didn’t know if he had a knife or a gun. When I saw the lady was so old when he threw her down, she was so fragile…I knew she needed help.”

So Taylor went right at the culprit in the parking lot of a Winn-Dixie on Wednesday.

The purse snatcher noticed he was about to get clobbered, tried to run away — but not quite fast enough as Taylor grabbed him and tackled him to the asphalt.

“When I finally got my hands on him, I just…told some local people to call the police and they got here and I kept him down,” Taylor told WESH.


John Zachary DesJardin, 23, who was on probation for unrelated offenses, was charged with attempted robbery and battery on a person 65 or older, WESH reported.


“He definitely needs to face some jail time,” Taylor offered to the station. “He has to know what he did was very wrong.”

While the victim, 76-year-old Rosemary Carelton, suffered minor injuries and was traumatized, her niece told WESH the whole family is thankful Taylor and others intervened.




Wild Thing's comment.........

Glad they got the guy.

Seaman Taylor – Thank you for your service to our country.


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November 01, 2014

Fear of Ebola Nurse Kaci Hickox Causes Boycott of Fort Kent, Maine Businesses




Fear of Ebola Nurse Kaci Hickox Causes Boycott of Fort Kent, Maine Businesses


Kaci Hickox, the Ebola nurse fighting quarantine efforts in her hometown of Fort Kent, Maine, is costing businesses customers and hurting the town’s reputation according to a report by the Bangor Daily News.


The News quotes the Town Manager, Don Guimond, bemoaning the affect Hickox is having on the town:

“The community has not done anything wrong. But this type of publicity does not do anyone any good and people need to know we are open and ready to provide services to people here.”


Business owners are quoted saying customers have told them they are boycotting Fort Kent until the Ebola incubation period for Hickox has passed:

“The situation “is bound to affect the whole town,” Steve Daigle, owner of Stevie D’s Panini Plus said Friday. “The economy around here is already so fragile, every dollar we lose hurts us.”


“Daigle said he has spoken to several customers who have told him they plan to shop out of town until the 21-day incubation period for the virus ends for Hickox on Nov. 10.


““People are afraid,” Daigle said.”

”On Friday, another business owner in Fort Kent, who did not want to give his name, said he, too, has heard from customers planning to shop out of town in the wake of the Ebola concerns.


“A local dentist also voiced his displeasure that Hickox has not committed to home quarantine.


““I think that is very irresponsible of her,” Dr. Lucien Daigle said. “She cannot guarantee 100 percent she will not become symptomatic [and] in that worst-case scenario the ramifications will be beyond what you can imagine.”


“There already has been an adverse impact, Daigle said, pointing out the numerous cancellations of routine and elective procedures at Northern Maine Medical Center.”


Hickox’s ‘all-about-me’ attitude has caused fear in her neighbors, including her Canadian neighbors just across the border in Clair, New Brunswick. Now she is costing small businesses money they can ill afford to lose because she won’t stay indoors for a few weeks to ensure the health and well-being of her community.




Wild Thing's comment.......

I honestly cannot blame these people for being careful and alarmed. Saying ooops or we are sorry from this selfish nurse would be too late if there were deaths from Ebola because of her.



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Canada Bans Travelers From Ebola Hot-Zone



Canada Bans Travelers From Ebola Hot-Zone

Canada will not process visa applications from foreign nationals who have been in Ebola-affected countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone within the previous three months.


Canada will stop issuing visas to people from the three West African nations where Ebola is widespread, the government said on Friday.

The federal citizenship ministry, explaining the move, said in an official document that "the introduction or spread of the disease would pose an imminent and severe risk to public health".

About 5,000 people have died in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone this year in the worst Ebola outbreak on record. Fears rose that the disease could spread beyond the region after a few cases were diagnosed in Spain and the United States.

Canada, which has not reported any cases of Ebola, is following in the footsteps of Australia, which on Tuesday became the first rich nation to issue such a ban.



Wild Thing's comment.......

Good for Canada, too bad the POS Obama does not do the same thing.



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October 26, 2014

82 Yr Old Dem Grandmother Voted Straight Republican Delivers Epic Rant Against Democrats



82 Yr Old Dem Grandmother Voted Straight Republican Delivers Epic Rant Against Democrats

‘I’m an 82-year-old black senior citizen, grandmother and I voted straight republican because I have noticed in years what the democrat party has done to my people!’


‘they advocate the killing of babies[abortion]‘ (she RIPS Wendy Davis)‘advocate taking from the doers and giving to the ones sitting doing nothing’ dems launched a full on attack against religion and Christianity by ‘taking God out of the platform’


Joyce even went as far as to call out the racists within the dem party who attack anyone who criticizes obama and then ripped into him before being cutoff!!

‘This man is destroying this country and it’s what he intended to do. He said he was going to transform America, and that’s what he is doing.’



Wild Thing's comment.......

God bless Joyce, she is wonderful and wide awake as to what has been happening to our country and to blacks.


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South Side Chicago Church Burglarized After Pastor Supports Republicans



South Side Chicago Church Burglarized After Pastor Supports Republicans

VIDEO at link


Pastor Brooks has gotten a lot of attention recently for joining a small group of black ministers breaking with traditional democratic ranks and supporting gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner.

A break-in and burglary at the South Side church of Pastor Corey Brooks, who also says he has been receiving death threats as a result of his support for the Republican Bruce Rauner in Illinois' race for governor.

Pastor Brooks has taken on gangs in his Woodlawn neighborhood, camping on the roof of an abandoned motel across the street from his church for nearly three months until he could raise money to tear it down.

But he says he has never faced death threats until now, when he's publicly supporting Governor Pat Quinn's Republican opponent.

Pastor Brooks says first came the threats on his phone. Then shattered glass at an entrance to the New Beginnings Church greeted a member Saturday morning.

The South Side church is the home of Pastor Brooks, who has gained notoriety as a community activist and who has also garnered attention recently for joining with a small group of black ministers breaking with traditional Democratic ranks and supporting Republican gubernatorial candidate Rauner.

Pastor Brooks says he's also received death threats in recent days.

"We've never had our church broken into, we never had windows smashed and it just seems real coincidental that all this stuff is happening around the time that I'm supporting Bruce Rauner," Brooks said.

Saturday Brooks says it made him the target of a crime, along with voicemails full of hate.

Friday afternoon he got five threatening voicemails full of homophobic and racial slurs, and the caller attacks him for backing Republican Bruce Rauner for governor.

"We own you and you ain't got nobody that can stop us. Nobody!" one voicemail said.
"Yeah. We going to steal the sheep of the hypocrite. You's a hypocrite."

"You token. You a puppet. You a Bruce Rauner puppet," another call said.

"If they're trying to intimidate me, they probably picked the wrong person," Pastor Brooks said. "As a matter of fact, I'm probably going to go harder."



Wild Thing's comment........

In the video the black pastor mentions wanting to leave the Democrat plantation! And listen to the hateful messages left on his phone.



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October 24, 2014

Canada’s Emotional Welcome for Hero Who Killed Terrorist








Canada’s Emotional Welcome for Hero Who Killed Terrorist


After shooting and killing the man who gunned down Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, 24, at Canada’s National War Memorial yesterday and then began a rampage through Parliament, Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers, 58, this morning got a hero’s welcome from the lawmakers he serves. In what was clearly an emotional moment for Vickers, Parliament honored him for saving countless lives with a prolonged standing ovation that touched audiences around the world.



Wild Thing's comment...........

God bless Canada. I was very impressed with the opening prayer and moment of silence.

That would not happen in our country. We have gone off the cliff on catering to anyone that prot4ests prayer, protests love for our country, our Flag.... you name it. God is pretty much not wanted in the USA at least for the time being and it breaks my heart.


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October 08, 2014

Governors Rick Scott and Rick Perry join forces to fight Ebola


Governors Rick Scott and Rick Perry join forces to fight Ebola

Today, Governor Scott issued an update on Ebola preparedness activities throughout the state, following the news that the Miami patient tested for Ebola has tested negative in a preliminary test. Further testing will be completed later this week to rule out any possibility of Ebola.

Governor Rick Scott said, “We are glad to hear that the test for the Miami patient was indeed negative for Ebola and we are hopeful that further CDC and Department of Health analysis will back up this preliminary negative result later this week. While we have no confirmed cases of Ebola in Florida, we are continuing to take every step possible to best protect our citizens and our tourists.


“Today, I spoke to Texas Governor Rick Perry about what their state has learned from responding to the confirmed Ebola patient in Dallas. We will stay in communication with Texas officials as their response and treatment efforts continue to develop. Florida state agencies also held conference calls with our state’s airport and port leaders today to share information on preparedness steps at each of their facilities. Supporting the preparedness efforts of our airports and our ports means we must have a tremendous partnership between the state, federal officials and local leaders on the ground. We will continue to communicate regularly with these leaders in the days ahead as Florida continues to hope for the best even while we prepare for the worst.”

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER AFTERNOON UPDATE:

Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA):

The Agency identified hospitals that have the proper treatment kits and isolation facilities suitable for the treatment Ebola cases.

The Agency distributed information on the identification, handling, and reporting of a potential Ebola case to staff members at Agency call centers/area offices and in the offices of Agency partners.

Agency staff members have been trained and placed on alert in the event that they should need to support hospitals in coordinating with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) relative to pertinent waivers and related federal guidelines during the course of management of a declared emergency and commensurate diversion of facility resources.

Agency staff members have been trained and placed on alert in the event that they are required to provide expedited reviews of any requests from hospitals relative to protocols for identification and management of suspected Ebola viral disease; including those related to the patients, transport, and the physical plant of the facility, as necessary.

Florida Department of Health (DOH):

Additional patient screening and care guidance is being provided to all local Hospitals, Urgent Care Centers, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and all private providers of care to address the full range of issues posed by potential Ebola cases.

Distributed Ebola-related medical guidance to Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) and Faith-Based Organizations (FBO) throughout the state to protect humanitarian volunteers who may travel to or from regions where the disease is present.




Wild Thing's comment.....

I love when these two Gov.'s work together.


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October 07, 2014

Awesome Senator Ted Cruz on Supreme Court’s decision to define marriage is "both tragic and indefensible,”


Ted Cruz has come out with a very strong statement condemning the Supreme Court for refusing to rule on whether a state can define marriage. And the fact that they did it will no explanation whatsoever he calls “judicial activism” and “astonishing.”


U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to reject requests from five States to review state laws that prohibit same-sex marriage.

“The Supreme Court’s decision to let rulings by lower court judges stand that redefine marriage is both tragic and indefensible,” said Sen. Cruz. “By refusing to rule if the States can define marriage, the Supreme Court is abdicating its duty to uphold the Constitution. The fact that the Supreme Court Justices, without providing any explanation whatsoever, have permitted lower courts to strike down so many state marriage laws is astonishing.

“This is judicial activism at its worst. The Constitution entrusts state legislatures, elected by the People, to define marriage consistent with the values and mores of their citizens. Unelected judges should not be imposing their policy preferences to subvert the considered judgments of democratically elected legislatures.

“The Supreme Court is, de facto, applying an extremely broad interpretation to the 14th Amendment without saying a word – an action that is likely to have far-reaching consequences. Because of the Court’s decision today, 11 States will likely now be forced to legalize same-sex marriage: Virginia, Indiana, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Utah, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, Kansas, Colorado, and Wyoming. And this action paves the way for laws prohibiting same-sex marriage to be overturned in any state.

“It is beyond dispute that when the 14th Amendment was adopted 146 years ago, as a necessary post-Civil War era reform, it was not imagined to also mandate same-sex marriage, but that is what the Supreme Court is implying today. The Court is making the preposterous assumption that the People of the United States somehow silently redefined marriage in 1868 when they ratified the 14th Amendment.

“Nothing in the text, logic, structure, or original understanding of the 14th Amendment or any other constitutional provision authorizes judges to redefine marriage for the Nation. It is for the elected representatives of the People to make the laws of marriage, acting on the basis of their own constitutional authority, and protecting it, if necessary, from usurpation by the courts.

“Marriage is a question for the States. That is why I have introduced legislation, S. 2024, to protect the authority of state legislatures to define marriage. And that is why, when Congress returns to session, I will be introducing a constitutional amendment to prevent the federal government or the courts from attacking or striking down state marriage laws.

“Traditional marriage is an institution whose integrity and vitality are critical to the health of any society. We should remain faithful to our moral heritage and never hesitate to defend it.”



Wild Thing's comment...........

God bless Ted Cruz and also Mark Levin was awesome on this as well.




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October 04, 2014

Adorable Baby Elephant Takes A Tumble; Grown-Ups Rush To Its Aid (video)






Baby Elephant Takes A Tumble; Grown-Ups Rush To Its Aid (video)

When a baby elephant fell over while trying to climb out of a small ditch at Switzerland's Zoo Zürich, two adults rushed over within a few seconds to help.

Footage of the event, which took place at the zoo's new Kaeng Krachan elephant house, was uploaded to YouTube on Aug. 6. Though it's not clear from the video whether the baby's mother is one of the adults that comes to its aid, elephants are known to have tight bonds with herd members outside their immediate family.

Mother and calf share a special connection, but adults have been known to watch over little ones that aren't theirs. Other members of the clan may act as babysitters, a practice that helps young female elephants prepare for motherhood.

Zoo Zürich's elephant facility was named for the Kaeng Krachan National Park in Thailand, where the Swiss zoo supports the conservation of Asiatic elephants.




Wild Thing's comment...........

This is so precious.

I love how after the ordeal, the adults form a protective shield around the youngster.

The elephant “culture” is amazing.


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September 14, 2014

Disgusting CBS Sports Rejects Ad Featuring Child Reciting Pledge Of Allegiance As “Too Political”





CBS Sports Rejects Ad Featuring Child Reciting Pledge Of Allegiance As “Too Political”…

FOX News

Do you think a four-year-old girl reciting the Pledge of Allegiance is terribly offensive?

Apparently, CBS Sports Network does.

The national cable sports network rejected a 30-second television advertisement from Windermere Real Estate that shows company owner Dave Retter’s adorable granddaughter delivering the pledge with her hand over her heart.

CBS Sports said the ad was “too political” to air during the network’s upcoming broadcast of the Wrangler Champions Challenge rodeo.


“If you find that offensive, you are totally out of touch with the rest of the country,” Tucker Carlson said on Fox and Friends Weekend today.

“You would have to be an out-of-touch network executive to believe that is political. Political on behalf of what? What is she advocating?”


The Tri-City Herald reported:


The event is part of a commitment to increase the popularity of rodeo. The made-for-TV series began in 2013, featuring 10 top competitors nationwide in each of the seven events and the sport's best livestock.


"We just thought it's around Sept. 11, Patriot Day, and rodeo is as patriotic a sport as it comes," Retter told the Herald. "We've had so many positive responses, we felt it would be fun to run something positive."


Jordan Bradley, a contact between local officials and the network, emailed fair director Lori Lancaster on Thursday, saying CBS Sports rejected the ad because of its "political nature."

This was the first time Dave Praino, co-owner of PS Media, has had an issue like this with one of his client's ads.

"It's amazing," he said. "I'm still trying to scratch my head to figure out what's political about the Pledge of Allegiance."


Praino tried to get answers from CBS Sports, but has not heard back. "We can't even get a return phone call," he said.

CBS Sports representatives also did not return messages left by the Herald Thursday afternoon.

Retter wanted to run the commercial, called "Our Future," during the rodeo instead of promoting his company. It is one of two local businesses to sponsor the broadcast, along with the fair.


"Who cares about buying a home in Kennewick on national TV?" he explained.


The commercial, which has been aired during patriotic holidays for about a year-and-a-half, would be a great way to let the national audience get a look at the Tri-Cities, Praino said.




Wild Thing's comment..............

Outrageous!!



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September 12, 2014

Total Insanity! 5th Grader Banned From Using ChapStick at School Because it's Considered An 'Over-The-Counter Drug'


Virginia: 5th Grader Banned From Using ChapStick at School Because it's Considered An 'Over-The-Counter Drug'


An 11-year-old girl whose lips became so chapped they bled at school is now petitioning the district to let her use lip balm.

Grace Karaffa, a fifth-grader at Stuarts Draft Elementary School in Virginia, has suffered from dry lips for years and and repeatedly her requests for ChapStick have been turned down because the district considers the ointment an 'over-the-counter drug' that requires a doctor's note and must be held by the school nurse.

After a particularly painful episode, when Karaffa was refused ChapStick yet again and had to wet her cracking lips in the bathroom sink, she decided it was time to take action.

She started a petition which received over 300 signatures, and presented it in front of the August County school board last week.

Grace asked the board to consider changing the policy, calling it 'inappropriate'. Her father, David Karaffa, serves as Beverly Manor district supervisor.

'I don't believe there is anything inside a generic ChapStick that would be classified as a drug,' he told Fox News. 'We would like the exception to be made so that kids in school can carry ChapStick.'

After her speech, the board cross-examined Karaffa with one member pointing out that the lip balm could be considered a distraction in class.

Students can still use ChapStick, but they must first obtain a doctor's note, and then it must be kept in the nurse's office and applied there.



Wild Thing's comment.........

This PC bull-crap is out of control.




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September 05, 2014

Liberal Stupidity.....School Bans “Unsupervised Cartwheels” On Playground



School Bans “Unsupervised Cartwheels” On Playground

QUEENSLAND, Australia

Students and parents at Peregian Springs State School are flipping out after officials banned unsupervised playground cartwheels and handstands to prevent injuries.

Two children at the school have been injured recently – one broke a wrist, the other was kicked in the head – while performing “cheerleader type stunts,” prompting principal Gwen Sands to issue a ban on Monday in the school’s newsletter, SunshineCoastDaily.au reports.

“All students have been advised that under no circumstances are they allowed to perform cart wheels, handstands or any other type of gymnastic move at school unless they are properly supervised by a trained PE teacher,” according to the announcement. “It would be appreciated if you could remind your children about the safety issues involved with these types of moves.”



Wild Thing's comment...............

LOL it amazes me how the liberals react to things, i will never ever understand how their minds work.But one thing for sure it does not make things better it ends up control over others so much of the time.



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July 30, 2014

UK Police To Start Seizing Drivers’ Cell Phones After All Crashes - Good, I hope they do it in USA too.



UK Police To Start Seizing Drivers’ Cell Phones After All Crashes


Police are to start seizing drivers’ mobile phones after a crash in order to check whether they were texting or calling while at the wheel.

Previously mobiles have only been taken when drivers are seriously injured or killed in a crash, but new guidelines issued by the Association of Chief Police Officers says that officers should check drivers’ mobiles even in the event of a minor shunt.

The intent is to crack down on mobile distractions while driving, with recent reports suggesting that more than 500 people are killed or seriously injured each year in the UK because drivers have been calling, texting or posting to social media.

Road safety charity Brake welcomed the new guidelines, with spokesperson Ed Morrow saying: “We are fully supportive of the efforts by the police to clamp down on mobile phone use at the wheel. Offenders need to know they will be caught, they will be prosecuted, and there will be serious consequences.”

The crackdown might also be accompanied by an increase in the penalty for texting at the wheel to six points on drivers’ licenses instead of three. This would mean that drivers could be banned if they are caught using their phones just twice while driving.

However, some individuals are concerned that the new powers could be abused. Hugh Bladon of the Alliance of British Divers told Yahoo News: “I am 100 per cent against anyone texting while driving and those caught deserve everything they get. But I’m worried police could overdo it, just because someone is involved in a minor shunt, surely it shouldn’t mean they should lose their phone.”

Discussing the change to penalty points earlier this month, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin described the amount of casualties from drivers using their mobile as “absolutely appalling”. “We’ve got to change this,” he said.


Wild Thing's comment............

I approve of this 100%. I hope they do it here in America as well. There are too many people addicted to their stupid phones and yakking and texting while they drive. My guess is 99% of the people doing this could wait.

When I am out running errands etc. I see tons of people holding their phone in one hand and the other on the wheel while driving, too many walking to cross a street while on their phone, riding a bicycle while on their phones.....it is insane.



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July 07, 2014

Stolen flag that flew over 9/11 rubble returned to New York home






Stolen flag that flew over 9/11 rubble returned to New York home

An American flag that was flown over the World Trade Center ruins after 9/11 and was stolen last week from the front porch of the family of a fallen firefighter has been returned with an apology note.

The flag was returned to Melissa Brengel’s home on New York’s Long Island Thursday with a note that read, “I am so sorry, I had no idea,” an NBC affiliate reported.


The family believes the flag was stolen last Monday or early Tuesday.

“We put it out during certain times of the year just to remember,” Ms. Brengel said of the flag, which was given to her by the September 11th Families Association after it had flown over the World Trade Center ruins, she told the station.

Ms. Brengel’s brother, Jonathan Ielpi, was 29 when he died at the World Trade Center in 2001.

“I don’t think there’s a way [the thief] could have known, but at the same time, they’re coming onto my property and taking something that means so much to me and so many Americans,” Ms. Brengel told the station. “It hurts me and all of them that somebody could do something like this.”


Wild Thing's comment.............

I am glad the thief returned the flag. The thief could have kept it, even knowing what it meant ... or thrown it out. I'm glad for the family of Melissa Brengel, that the flag is back in their possession.



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July 01, 2014

General Motors recalls another 7.6 million vehicles over safety issues



General Motors recalls another 7.6 million vehicles over safety issues



FOX News


General Motors (GM) on Monday announced six new recalls covering 7.55 million vehicles in the U.S., as the automaker continues to address safety issues.

After calling back 2.6 million compact cars for a defective ignition switch, GM has unveiled a slew of additional recalls in recent months. The company now expects to take a second-quarter charge of $1.2 billion, up from a previous estimate of $700 million.

GM’s latest batch of recalls ranges from model-years 1997 to 2014. The company said it is aware of seven crashes, eight injuries and three fatalities. The fatal crashes are connected to the largest recall, which covers 6.8 million older model full-size sedans for inadvertent ignition key rotation.

That recall includes the 1997-2005 Chevrolet Malibu, 1998-2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue, 1999-2004 Oldsmobile Alero, 1999-2005 Pontiac Grand Am, 2004-08 Pontiac Grand Prix and 2000-05 Chevrolet Impala and Monte Carlo.

GM is also recalling 554,328 Cadillac CTS sedans from 2003-2014 and Cadillac SRX sport-utility vehicles from 2004-2006 for unintended key rotation. Drivers should remove all items from their key rings until repairs are made, the company said.

A possible electrical short in the driver’s door module needs to be addressed in 181,984 vehicles, including Buick Rainier, Chevrolet TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy, Isuzu Ascender and Saab 9-7x SUVs from model-years 2005-07. The Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL from 2006 are also included.

The final three recalls cover older model pickup trucks and other vehicles for several different issues. The six recalls affect a combined total of about 8.45 million vehicles in North America.

GM has said its spate of recalls this year is a result of quickening the pace of safety reviews, hoping to assuage concerns over the quality of its vehicles. The move followed the automaker’s ignition-switch recall, which has attracted scrutiny for a years-long delay in addressing the issue.

“We undertook what I believe is the most comprehensive safety review in the history of our company because nothing is more important than the safety of our customers,” chief executive Mary Barra said in a statement. “Our customers deserve more than we delivered in these vehicles. That has hardened my resolve to set a new industry standard for vehicle safety, quality and excellence.”

Barra added that GM will continue to identify outstanding issues that could impact the safety of its customers.

Also on Monday, arbitrator Kenneth Feinberg unveiled his compensation program for accident victims connected to GM’s ignition-switch recall, which has been connected to 13 deaths. Feinberg said the fund is uncapped and open to victims who were involved in accidents before and after GM’s bankruptcy.

The faulty ignition switches can inadvertently cause keys to turn out of the “run” position, thereby shutting off the engine and cutting power to air bags.

GM recently announced a recall of 3.16 million vehicles for a separate ignition issue. Dealers will provide affected owners with new or reworked keys. The ignition-switch recall from February calls for dealers to replace the ignition switch and cylinder.


Wild Thing's comment...........

They sure have had a lot of recalls.



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June 07, 2014

First time in history, Islamic prayers and readings from the Quran at the Vatican on Sunday ~ Very bad idea!


For the first time on record Islamic prayers will be held at the Vatican this weekend. It is a move by Pope Francis to usher in peace between Israelis and Palestinians.


Al-Arabiya reported

For the first time in history, Islamic prayers and readings from the Quran will be heard at the Vatican on Sunday, in a move by Pope Francis to usher in peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

Francis issued the invitation to Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during his visit last week to Jordan, Israel, and the Palestinian Authority.

Abbas, Peres, and Francis will be joined by Jewish, Christian and Islamic religious leaders, a statement released by Peres’s spokesperson said, according to the Times of Israel.



Wild Thing's comment.............

Islam is evil and as far as I’m concerned the Pope is legitimizing it. Muslims will see it as a territorial victory.

Notice it is Peres and NOT Bibi that is present at this unholy event. Peres never hesitates to sell Israel up the river!


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May 15, 2014

Hero Cat Saves Young Boy From Dog Attack In Bakersfield





Hero cat saves child from dog attack

A boy and his mother were in their front yard, playing and watering the plants. The neighbor's dog was let out of its backyard enclosure, seemingly by accident. The dog spotted the boy from across the yard and stalked up behind him. The boy never saw the attack coming. The dog clamped on to his leg and began dragging the boy. That's when the family's cat took action.

Not only did Tara the cat hurl itself at the dog, but she chased him down the street. Thankfully my son is fine!" Roger Triantafilo said in the description of the surveillance video footage he posted on YouTube.




Wild Thing's comment...........

Love how the cat moved right in on protecting the child.




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May 08, 2014

Sen. Ted Cruz and Pastor Rafael Cruz at Washington A Man Of Prayer 2014 (video)






Sen. Ted Cruz and Pastor Rafael Cruz at Washington A Man Of Prayer 2014


Wild Thing's comment...........


God bless Ted Cruz and his father. .


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May 02, 2014

WATCH: Cars Sinking Into a Baltimore Street, People Gathered To Watch. Then The Last 15 Seconds…WOW!




WATCH: Cars Sinking Into a Baltimore Street, People Gathered To Watch. Then The Last 15 Seconds…WOW!

Incredible video of today’s Baltimore street landslide. Car owners were milling about, wondering what to do with their cars sunk 8-12 inches below street level….until….WOW…all we can say is watch the last 15 seconds…




Wild Thing's comment............

Very scary...wow! Horrible and awesome...all at the same time.



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April 28, 2014

10 Reasons to Adopt a Cat!






Wild Thing's comment..........

This is a good video to share with anyone that is thinking about getting a cat.



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April 03, 2014

Fort Hood Shooter Named As Soldier, Ivan Lopez, As Many As 4 Dead Including Lopez Reported, 14 Injured







Fort Hood Shooter Named As Soldier, Ivan Lopez, As Many As 4 Dead Including Lopez Reported, 14 Injured


Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks on the Fort Hood shooting



Wild Thing's comment........

Prayers for the victims involved and for their families.




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March 28, 2014

Corrupt Malaysia says there's sealed evidence on MH370 that cannot be made public


Malaysia says there's sealed evidence on MH370 that cannot be made public


A Malaysian team have told relatives of Chinese passengers on board the missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370 that there was sealed evidence that cannot be made public, as they came under fire from the angry relatives at a briefing on Wednesday.

The sealed evidence included air traffic control radio transcript, radar data and airport security recordings.


The briefing at the Metropark Lido Hotel in Beijing focused on UK satellite analysis which led Malaysia to conclude that flight MH370 ended in south Indian Ocean, off Perth.

The Chinese relatives were told that a five-member high-level team from Malaysia plans to brief them once every five days. The team include MAS pilot Lim Jit Koon and senior civil aviation official Ahmad Nizar Zolfakar.

During the question-and-answer session, a relative said: “Thanks for demonstrating your ability to read every word out of the powerpoint slides.”

Another asked: “If the info is from UK satellite firm Inmarsat, does it mean the Malaysia team cannot answer our questions on the MH370 analysis?”

Faced with the barrage of questions from the angry relatives, the MAS team replied: “We can answer but we might not be correct as we’re not the investigators”


Wild Thing's comment........

First I do not believe that the plane crashed out in the ocean, at least not without more real proof. And now this BS about information being kept secret is also BS.

Malaysia has shown from day one how uncaring they are, how corrupt and disorganized they are and also how unprofessional they have handled this whole horrible thing.



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March 09, 2014

Malaysian authorities investigate four 'suspect' passengers as search for missing jet resumes


Malaysian authorities investigate four 'suspect' passengers as search for missing jet resumes

Video at link........to watch click here

FOX News

Malaysian authorities said Sunday that the identities of four passengers on a Malaysia Airlines flight that disappeared with 239 people on board are being investigated as "suspect" as the search for the missing plane resumed in the South China Sea.

Speaking at a news conference in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said that "the four names are with me," but added that the investigation was focusing on "the entire passenger manifest." Hussian also said that investigators from the FBI had joined the investigation.

Meanwhile, U.S. officials said late Saturday that a team of safety experts has been dispatched to Southeast Asia to assist in the investigation of what happened to the Boeing 777 that disappeared shortly after takeoff on Saturday morning local time.

Officials from the National Transportation Safety Board told Fox News that the team, which includes investigators from the agency and technical experts from the Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing, had been sent to the region despite the fact that the plane had not been located due to the lengthy travel time from the U.S. and the team's desire to be in a position to assist local authorities right away.

Hussein's statement about the four suspect passengers came hours after officials in Italy and Austria revealed that two people aboard the plane were traveling with passports reported stolen in Thailand.

Italy’s Foreign Ministry said that an Italian man, Luigi Maraldi, who was listed on the manifest as a passenger, reported his passport stolen last August.

The Austrian Foreign Ministry also confirmed that a man listed on the official manifest matched an Austrian passport reported stolen two years ago in Thailand, and that the Austrian was not on the plane. The foreign ministry did not release the man's name, but he has since been identified by Sky News as Christan Kozel

A U.S. official told Fox News that a key priority is clarifying the status of the passports, whether they were lost or stolen, and determining through airport security screening and video who exactly got on the flight under those names.

Meanwhile, a former intelligence official told Fox News that the information about stolen passports from two adjacent European countries, combined with recent warnings for flights to the United States about the risk of possible shoe bomb attacks, is concerning.

The plane was carrying 227 passengers, including two infants and 12 crew members when it “lost all contact,” with Subang Air Traffic Control at 2:40 a.m., two hours into the flight, the airline said. The plane was expected to land in Beijing at 6:30 a.m. Saturday.

The airline said there were 152 passengers from China, 38 from Malaysia, seven from Indonesia, six from Australia, five from India and three from the U.S. and others from Indonesia, France, New Zealand, Canada, Ukraine, Russia, Taiwan and the Netherlands.

The U.S. State Department later confirmed in a statement that three Americans were aboard the jetliner.

In the United States, a friend confirmed to the Associated Press that an IBM executive from North Texas named Philip Wood had been aboard the jet.

Freescale Semiconductor, a company based in Texas, confirmed Saturday that 20 of its employees -- 12 from Malaysia and eight from China -- were passengers.

"At present, we are solely focused on our employees and their families," said Gregg Lowe, president and CEO of the company said in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by this tragic event."

Vietnamese air force planes spotted two large oil slicks late Saturday in the first sign that the aircraft had crashed. The slicks were each between 6 miles and 9 miles long, the Vietnamese government said in a statement.

There was no confirmation that the slicks were related to the missing plane, but the statement said they were consistent with the kinds that would be produced by the two fuel tanks of a crashed jetliner.

Malaysia Airlines CEO Ahmad Jauhari said there was no indication that the pilots had sent a distress signal, suggesting that whatever happened to the plane occurred quickly and possibly catastrophically.

The lack of a radio call "suggests something very sudden and very violent happened," said William Waldock, who teaches accident investigation at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Ariz.

The air force planes were part of a multinational search operation launched after Flight MH370 fell off radar screens less than an hour after it took off from Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysia had dispatched 15 planes and nine ships to the area. The U.S. Navy sent a warship, the USS Pickney, which was conducting training and maritime security operations off the South China Sea.

The guided-missile destroyer is carrying two MH-60R helicopters that can be equipped for search and rescue efforts. The U.S. is also sending a surveillance plane, while Singapore said it would send a submarine and a plane. China and Vietnam were also sending aircraft to help in the search.

It is not uncommon for it to take several days to find the wreckage of an aircraft floating on the ocean. Locating and then recovering the flight data recorders, vital to any investigation, can take months or even years.

The airline said in a statement that it is currently notifying next-of-kin about the situation. "Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected passengers and crew and their family members," Yahya said.

Asked whether terrorism was suspected, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said, "We are looking at all possibilities, but it is too early to make any conclusive remarks."

"We are extremely worried,'' Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told reporters in Beijing. "We are doing all we can to get details. The news is very disturbing. We hope everyone on the plane is safe."

Vietnamese website VN Express said a Vietnamese search and rescue official reported that signals from the plane were detected about 140 miles southwest of Vietnam's southernmost Ca Mau province. A Vietnam rescue official later denied the report.

"We have been seeking but no signal from the plane yet," Pham Hien, director of a Vietnam maritime search and rescue coordination center in Vung Tau, told Reuters.

China's state-run news agency Xinhua reported the plane was lost in airspace controlled by Vietnam, and never made contact with Chinese air traffic controllers. There have been no reports of a plane crashing into Chinese waters, and China is assisting the airline in its search for the plane.

Malaysian Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein also denied a Vietnamese state media report that the plane had crashed off south Vietnam, saying the government had not identified a crash scene.

The plane "lost all contact and radar signal one minute before it entered Vietnam's air traffic control," Lt. Gen. Vo Van Tuan, deputy chief of staff of the Vietnamese army, said in a statement issued by the government.

The airline says the plane's pilot is Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, a 53-year-old who has been with the airline for over 30 years. The plane's first officer is Fariq Ab.Hamid, a 27-year-old who joined the airline in 2007. Both are Malaysians.

At Beijing's airport, authorities posted a notice asking relatives and friends of passengers to gather at a hotel about nine miles from the airport to wait for further information, and provided a shuttle bus service. A woman wept aboard the shuttle bus while saying on a mobile phone, "They want us to go to the hotel. It cannot be good!"

Zhai Le was waiting for her friends, a couple, who were on their way back to the Chinese capital on the flight. She said she was very concerned because she hadn't been able to reach them.

Relatives and friends of passengers were escorted into a private area at the Lido Hotel, and reporters were kept away. A man in a gray hooded sweatshirt later stormed out complaining about a lack of information. The man, who said he was a Beijing resident but declined to give his name, said he was anxious because his mother was on board the flight with a group of 10 tourists.

"We have been waiting for hours," he said. "And there is still no verification."

In Kuala Lumpur, family members gathered at the airport, but were kept away from reporters.

"Our team is currently calling the next of kin passengers and crew. Focus of the airline is to work with the emergency responders and authorities and mobilize its full support," Jauhair, said.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected passengers and crew and their family members," he said.

Fuad Sharuji, Malaysia Airlines' vice president of operations control told CNN that the plane was flying at an altitude of 35,000 feet when it disappeared and that the pilots had reported no problem with the aircraft.

Malaysia Airlines has 15 Boeing 777-200 jets in its fleet of about 100 planes. The state-owned carrier last month reported its fourth straight quarterly loss.

The 777 had not had a fatal crash in its 20 year history until the Asiana crash in San Francisco in July 2013.




Wild Thing's comment...........

I am so curious about this. what the heck happened. And how awful for those on the plane and the loved ones of those waiting to hear what has happened.


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March 07, 2014

Islamic Countries Qatar, Bahrain, UAE Ban Film “Noah” For Violating Sharia Law





Islamic Countries Qatar, Bahrain, UAE Ban Film “Noah” For Violating Sharia Law


Paramount’s upcoming Noah, which recently came under fire from religious groups, will not be released in three Middle East countries, Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. Egypt, Jordan and Kuwait will likely follow suit.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the issue is over the film showing a prophet, which goes against Islamic law.


“Because of the quality of the production and acting, viewers will enjoy watching main themes from the Noah story depicted in a powerful way on the big screen,” Johnson said in a statement. “However, my intent in reaching out to Paramount with this request was to make sure everyone who sees this impactful film knows this is an imaginative interpretation of Scripture, and not literal.”


From now on, all marketing material for Noah - including the next trailer, the film’s website and print and radio ads - will now include a statement that reads:

”The film is inspired by the story of Noah.

”While artistic license has been taken, we believe that this film is true to the essence, values, and integrity of a story that is a cornerstone of faith for millions of people worldwide.

The biblical story of Noah can be found in the book of Genesis.”


Based on the Biblical account of Noah's journey, NOAH also stars Russell Crowe,.Academy-Award winner Sir Anthony Hopkins (Methuselah) and Academy-Award winner Jennifer Connelly (Naameh and Emma Watson.


Film will open March 28th.




Wild Thing's comment...........

If it upsets the Islam jerks it must be good. They sure act like democrats in a lot of ways,always looking for things to get ticked off abut and trying to force others to be silent.


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February 27, 2014

GOP Governor Brewer Vetoes SB 1062 (the religious rights bill )



GOP Governor Brewer Vetoes SB 1062


AP report

Brewer said, “The bill was broadly worded and could result in unintended and negative consequences.”

Gov. Jan Brewer on Wednesday vetoed a Republican bill that set off a national debate over gay rights, religion and discrimination and subjected Arizona to blistering criticism from major corporations and political leaders from both parties.

Loud cheers erupted outside the Capitol building immediately after Brewer made her announcement.

“My agenda is to sign into law legislation that advances Arizona,” Brewer said at a news conference. “I call them like I see them despite the cheers or the boos from the crowd. After weighing all the arguments, I have vetoed Senate Bill 1062 moments ago.”


The Republican governor said she gave the legislation careful deliberation in talking to her lawyers, citizens, businesses and lawmakers on both sides of the debate. Her office said it received more than 40,000 calls and emails on the legislation, with most of them urging a veto.


Brewer said the bill “could divide Arizona in ways we could not even imagine and no one would ever want.” The bill was broadly worded and could result in unintended negative consequences, she added.


Senior Counsel Doug Napier released this statement regarding Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s decision Wednesday to veto SB 1062:

“Freedom loses when fear overwhelms facts and a good bill is vetoed. Today’s veto enables the foes of faith to more easily suppress the freedom of the people of Arizona. Even though the battle has become more difficult, Alliance Defending Freedom stands ready to defend any Arizonan who suffers the indignity of religious discrimination.”




Wild Thing's comment............

She was under tremendous pressure and lots of threats from all kinds of business and sport groups. I would imagine it was not an easy thing to do either way she would have handled this.



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February 24, 2014

Oregon Garbage Collector Goes Out of His Way To Respect The American Flag



Oregon Garbage Collector Goes Out of His Way To Respect The American Flag


An Oregon garbage collector was just going through his route when he saw that an American flag had been blown off its pole and scattered across a trash can. While he could have just ignored it, he instead stopped what he was doing, properly folded the flag like he’d learned to do in Boy Scouts, and returned it to its owner.

A neighbor caught the admirable act and notified the trash company. The company happily released the camera footage, which has since gone viral.


Wild Thing's comment............

God bless this man.




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Concerned Mommy duck crying for its ducklings gets help from cops!





Mother duck crying for its ducklings gets help from cops!


Wild Thing's comment.........


This is so precious and notice how they all stick so close together once they are reunited.


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February 21, 2014

McDonalds Worker Heather Levia FIRED After Buying Food for FIREFIGHTERS







Wild Thing's comment...........

I can understand how she feels. It would be nice if there was a comp on food for firefighters and police as well. They risk their lives and it would be a wonderful jester by these fast food places to do that. They would not even have to raise prices to pay for the donations, all they have to do is write it off I would think as a donation.


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February 17, 2014

Heartwarming Story of ‘A Boy and His Dog’ ... A Must See Video!!






Heartwarming Story of ‘A Boy and His Dog’

Owen Howkins ( 7 years old ) , who has Schwartz-Jamel syndrome, and the bond he shares with his three legged dog Haatchi, who was previously abused.





Wild Thing's comment...........

I love stories like this so much. Animals are such a wonderful and precious love in our lives and to see others lives touched by their love is a gift to each of us. God bless this sweet precious child and his dog and his parents.




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January 24, 2014

U.S. Olympians Tell Their Families To Skip Sochi Over Security Concerns (Video)






U.S. Olympians Tell Their Families To Skip Sochi Over Security Concerns


The Pentagon said Thursday that top U.S. and Russian military leaders are discussing security at the Sochi Olympics.

The games, which open Feb. 7, will be held near a region where Islamic terrorists have found for independence from Russia. Some Americans have already decided that Sochi is not for them - including a family with an emotional tie to the Winter Games.

In Wisconsin, Bob Suter was looking forward to seeing his son play for the U.S. Olympic hockey team. But concerns about security in Sochi are keeping him home.

"Everything is security, security. You know, it's just too bad that it takes away from the athletics and the sports and stuff," he said.

His son, Ryan Suter, is a star defenseman for the Minnesota Wild in the National Hockey League and will play for Team USA. But Ryan Suter made it clear that he preferred that his wife, his two children and his parents stay away.

"It's definitely a concern. I look forward to going to the Olympics and being part of it. You hear all these stories about different things; it's definitely a concern," Ryan Suter said.

"It just makes it maybe not as fun that you have to worry nowadays," his father said. His Minnesota teammate, Zach Parise, has also told his family to skip Sochi.





Wild Thing's comment...........

I have been praying for our USA Team and their safety.


And HERE is another story...U.S. Olympic speed skater Tucker Fredricks asks family not to go to Sochi - See more at: http://www.nbcolympics.com/news/us-olympic-speed-skater-tucker-fredricks-asks-family-not-go-sochi#sthash.VzCIKZTu.dpuf about the same thing.


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January 17, 2014

Veteran U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II , Actor 'Gilligan's Island' Professor, actor Russell Johnson, dead at 89




Veteran U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II , Actor 'Gilligan's Island' Professor, actor Russell Johnson, dead at 89

Military career

After high school, in the midst of World War II, Johnson joined the United States Army Air Forces as an aviation cadet and was commissioned as a second lieutenant. He flew 44 combat missions as a bombardier in B-25 Mitchell twin-engine medium bombers. While flying as a navigator in a B-25 with the 100th Bombardment Squadron, 42nd Bombardment Group, 13th Air Force, his plane and two other B-25s were shot down in the Philippines in March 1945 during a low level bombing and strafing run against Japanese targets. The planes were hit by intense flak and had to ditch in the waters off the port of Zamboanga. During the ditching, he broke both his ankles and the radioman next to him was killed. Johnson earned a Purple Heart for this mission. He was also awarded the Air Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with three service stars, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one service star, and the World War II Victory Medal. He was honorably discharged with the rank of first lieutenant on November 22, 1945. He then joined the Army Reserve


He became a close friend of Audie Murphy and later appeared with him in three of his films, Column South and Tumbleweed in 1953 and Ride Clear of Diablo in 1954.


He was best known for playing the handsome Professor Roy Hinkley (usually referred to as "The Professor"), the very knowledgeable polymath who could build all sorts of inventions out of the most rudimentary materials available on the island, but, as Johnson himself pointed out, could not fix the hole in the boat. Gilligan's Island aired from 1964 to 1967, but has been shown in reruns continuously ever since.


He died from kidney failure at his home in Bainbridge Island, Washington, on January 16, 2014, at the age of 89




Wild Thing's comment............

It is always interesting to read about the actors of the past and how most of them are Veterans. So many actors now are not and I think it is a shame.


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December 28, 2013

A&E Has Decided To Resume "Duck Dynasty" Filming With Phil Robertson No Longer Suspended





A&E Has Decided To Resume "Duck Dynasty" Filming With Phil Robertson No Longer Suspended


Wild Thing's comment............

I have never watched this show, but I know it is very popular and that the family is a Christian family.


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December 26, 2013

Disgusting!!! Los Angeles 2 Gay men will celebrate their gay marriage on a Rose Parade float


Los Angeles 2 Gay men will celebrate their gay marriage on a Rose Parade float


PASADENA >> In a Tournament of Roses first, two Los Angeles men will celebrate their gay marriage on a Rose Parade float as it goes down Colorado Boulevard on New Year’s Day.

The wedding of Danny Leclair, 45, and Aubrey Loots, 42, will take place atop a giant wedding cake-shaped float sponsored by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, according to a press release. It is the third float sponsored by the foundation.

“One of the things we’re really excited about is we’re standing on the shoulders of thousands of men and women who came before us in this fight for marriage equality,” Leclair said. “We’re excited to be part of that story, to be able to do this because of them. We’re looking forward to honor that.”

This Rose Parade is the first year gay marriage has been legal in California following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in June.

Loots and Leclair own Studio DNA Salons, a chain of L.A. area hair salons.

The float’s theme is “Love is the Best Protection.” It will feature a large wedding cake, decorated in white coconut chips and maroon-colored kidney beans with white roses and dendrobium orchids.

Leclair posted the news on his Facebook page Sunday with the note:

“Umm??...??those two tiny men on top of the float is us! Hee Hee?...”

The first-ever live wedding during the annual Rose Parade took place in 1989. It was called the “most widely witnessed wedding in American history.”


Leclair and Boots will take their vows before the nearly 500,000 people who will line Colorado Boulevard on Jan.??1 and millions of television viewers watching around the globe.

Leclair said he was recently in Pasadena to attend the flea market at the Rose Bowl and was stopped at a red light on Colorado Boulevard when he saw the grandstands that have been put up for the parade. “I got a little knot in my stomach,” he said.

Leclair, a native of Canada, and Loots, who is from South Africa, met 12 years ago at a Los Angeles nightclub. They celebrated a commitment ceremony 10 years ago, “Well before it was a even a possibility we could get married,” Leclair said.

Leclair said he and Loots weren’t planning on getting married anytime soon, but he applied to be a part of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation float when he was at a gay wedding expo in October.

He said the theme of the float inspired him.




Wild Thing's comment................

America is really going to hell and a lot of it has to do with Obama and his pro gay LGBT crap.

Those for the gay agenda could care less about children that look forward to seeing this parade. It matters not to these gay pushers demands how it effects the young innocent minds.


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December 22, 2013

Charlie Daniels To Piers Morgan: “You Wouldn’t Last Five Minutes” In The Duck Dynasty Swamps





Wild Thing's comment.........

Love it, thank you Charlie. Charlie is good about going on Twitter and saying what he thinks. This time he posted his comments right to Piers Morgan.


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December 08, 2013

Good!!!! Liberated US Tourist, Held Captive in North Korea, Declines Ride Home With Joe Biden




85 year-old Merrill Newman, a war veteran, declined a ride home on Air Force Two with Joe Biden.


An 85-year-old U.S. tourist detained in North Korea for six weeks for alleged ‘war crimes’ has landed back in San Francisco after catching a flight from Beijing.

North Korean state media said Saturday that Merrill Newman, a war veteran, was released because he had apologized for his alleged crimes during the Korean War and because of his age and medical condition.

Speaking after arriving at San Francisco International Airport, Mr Newman said he was glad to be back home and thanked U.S. and Swedish diplomats who worked to secure his release.

‘I’d like to thank the Swedish Embassy and the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. It was a great homecoming! I’m tired, pleased to be with my family. Thank you for all the support we’ve had.’

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, who is traveling in Seoul, welcomed the release and said he talked by phone with Newman in Beijing, offering him a ride home on Air Force Two. Biden said Newman declined because of a direct flight to his home state of California, which he took later Saturday.

Newman’s son, Jeffrey, said he spoke briefly with his father from Beijing and that he was ‘in excellent spirits and eager to be reunited with his family.’



Wild Thing's comment............

Good for him to make this decision. And thank God he is OK and free.


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November 11, 2013

Good!! ...Australia To The UN: No More “Socialism Masquerading As Environmentalism”


Australia To The UN: No More “Socialism Masquerading As Environmentalism”…

FEDERAL cabinet has ruled that Australia will not sign up to any new contributions, taxes or charges at this week’s global summit on climate change, in a significant toughening of its stance as it plans to move within days to repeal the carbon tax.

Cabinet ministers have decided to reject any measures of “socialism masquerading as environmentalism” after meeting last week to consider a submission on the position the government would take to the Warsaw conference.

A further document was produced after the meeting that outlines the government’s position.

The Australian has seen part of the document and it declares that, while Australia will remain “a good international citizen” and remains “committed to achieving the 5 per cent reduction” by 2020 of the 2000 levels of emissions, it will not sign up to any new agreement that involves spending money or levying taxes.

This rules out Australia playing any role in a wealth transfer from rich countries to developing nations to pay them to decrease their carbon emissions.




Wild Thing's comment..............

Three cheers for the Aussies.


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November 04, 2013

The Fanciest Range Rover Ever: A First Look,only 100 in US and $165,000 haha






Range Rover is about to unveil its first ultra-luxury SUV, the Autobiography Black. Only 100 will be available in the U.S. and industry watchers say it will sell out fast. The SUV is loaded with plush details, including rear seats that recline, almost four feet of legroom, and a refrigerated wine cooler to keep the bubbly chilled. The SUV will start at $165,000.



Wild Thing's comment...........

I am sticking with my wonderful Grand Jeep Cherokee . I have had it for 6 years and I love it. Plus even if I could afford this much for a vehicle I would never do it when there are so many things a person can do to help others with that much money. One of the things I love are how they build homes for our disabled Veterans when they come back from the war. .And another thing I love are the service dogs programs, they are so awesome.


giggle.......I thought you all might like to see this and what a great price. hahahaha



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October 03, 2013

Firefighters alarmed by new rescue risk: solar panels



Firefighters alarmed by new rescue risk: solar panels

FOX News


Firefighters across the nation are alarmed at the prospect of battling blazes in buildings topped with solar panels, which can create new risks of roofs collapsing, an inability to gain footing and even potential electric shock.

Two recent fires involving structures decked with solar panels have triggered complaints from fire chiefs and calls for new codes and regulations that reflect the dangers posed by the clean-energy devices. A two-alarm fire last week at a home in Piedmont, Calif., prompted Piedmont Fire Chief Warren McLaren to say the technology “absolutely” made it harder on firefighters. Weeks earlier, in Delanco, N.J., more than 7,000 solar panels on the roof of a massive 300,000-square foot warehouse factored into Delanco Fire Chief Ron Holt’s refusal to send his firefighters onto the roof of a Dietz & Watson facility.

“We may very well not be able to save buildings that have alternative energy,” New Jersey’s Acting Fire Marshall William Kramer told The Star-Ledger.

Experts told FoxNews.com that the biggest danger posed by the panels is that they continue to send voltage down from the roof throughout the building even after power is shut down. In a conventional building, firefighters typically cut off the electricity leading into the house before entering.

“First of all, solar panels are designed to generate electricity any time there’s light received by the panels, and that happens in low-light settings as well,” said Ken Willette, a spokesman for the National Fire Protection Association. “So inherently, those are charged electrical appliances … there’s a shock hazard.”

Solar panels also frequently utilize the very space firefighters use for rooftop ventilation during structure fires and create potentially dangerous conditions for slips and falls.


“In some applications, the solar panels have covered 100 percent of the roof, which allows the firefighter no room to operate,” Willette continued. “That’s not what you want to have happen when you’re operating on a pitched roof.”

With the panels rising in popularity, firefighters and building industry experts say codes must catch up. The average price of a solar panel has declined 60 percent since 2011 and industry trade groups expect that systems will be installed, on average, every four minutes in the United States by the end of 2013, primarily in California, Arizona, New Jersey and North Carolina.

While the price of solar panels has dropped and their efficiency has increased, the U.S. still lags behind countries like Germany, Japan and Spain among solar panel installations. Swedish furniture giant IKEA also recently announced that it will begin selling residential solar panels at its stores in Britain, its first step to bring the renewable energy craze to the global mainstream market. A standard system will cost $9,200, including installation and an in-store consultation.

John Smirnow, a spokesman for the Solar Energy Industries Association, told FoxNews.com that the trade group, which represents more than 1,000 companies, is currently working with Cal Fire and the San Jose Fire Department to improve firefighter response to the systems.

“Firefighter safety is a top priority; we take firefighter safety very seriously,” Smirnow said. “They need to know what they’re dealing with. It’s critically important that firefighters know the products.”

A 2010 report by the Fire Protection Research Foundation found that slipping or tripping on solar panels were potential hazards for firefighters, as well as the possibility of the roof collapse due to the weight of the panels, which are generally made of crystalline silicon or thin-film semiconductor material. The maximum voltage of most systems, meanwhile, is roughly 600 volts, which can cause shock or burns.

“The industry has to continue to work with the fire service community, both on education and updating building codes to meet firefighters’ needs,” Smirnow continued. “That’s really where I think we can make the most progress.”

Smirnow said solar panels have only factored into a "handful" of fires to date and added that the trade group is now in discussions with national safety groups to conduct training sessions with emergency responders across the country.

“We need to understand what’s best for the fire service community,” he told FoxNews.com. "What type of education do they need? Then we’ll work with them to make that happen.”





Wild Thing's comment............

Stupid enviro people.. The enviro people should have brought the rescue people in while they were planning the design of these things and how best to allow them to even be used.




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September 23, 2013

Germany's Angela Merkel is heading for a third term



Angela Merkel is heading for a third term


Angela Merkel is heading for a third term as Germany’s chancellor, as exit polls showed she could even be on course for the historic achievement of an absolute majority in the country’s parliament.

An early projection by the state broadcaster ARD on Sunday evening showed Mrs Merkel’s Christian Democrat party (CDU) winning 301 seats in the 598-seat Bundestag, enough to form a government without a coalition partner. Later projections suggested, however, that she could fall just short of an absolute majority.


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Wild Thing's comment...........


I wish we could have deported Obama in chains to Germany and let them have him.


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September 18, 2013

Caught on Video: The Simple Gesture by 11-Year-Old Boy That Lifted the Morale of an Entire Police Department





Caught on Video: The Simple Gesture by 11-Year-Old Boy That Lifted the Morale of an Entire Police Department


An 11-year-old boy in Greenfield, Wis., felt compelled to donate money to his local police station after learning about the heroic actions of police officers and firefighters in the aftermath of the deadly 9/11 attacks in New York City.

The boy, Max Siepert, walked into the police station in Greenfield last week and gave $10.03 to the front desk officer.

Then he walked away.

The gesture moved police officers so much that they used surveillance footage to track the boy down so they could thank him.

Siepert was extremely humble when he was outed as the generous stranger.

“One day it will make a difference… not a really big difference, but it’s something. If every person would do that it’d be such a great world. It would be awesome!” he excitedly told WISN-TV.

Assistant Police Chief Paul Schlecht said the generous act, which was a first for the station, has lifted the morale of the entire police station. “The money will go to the police foundation,” WISN-TV reports.




Wild Thing's comment..............

God bless this young boy and his parents and the teacher that taught the truth and not liberal propaganda and lies.


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September 01, 2013

9-11-2013 Two Million Bikers to Washington DC ~ To Honor the Fallen of 911






9-11-2013 Two Million Bikers to Washington DC ~ To Honor the Fallen of 911

The September 11, 2001 attacks resulted in 2,996 immediate (attack time) deaths: 2,977 victims and the 19 hijackers. A total of 372 foreign nationals (excluding the 19 perpetrators) perished in the attacks, representing just over 12% of the total. The immediate deaths include 246 victims on the four planes (from which there were no survivors), 2,606 in New York City in the World Trade Center and on the ground, and 125 at the Pentagon. About 292 people were killed at street level by burning debris and falling bodies of those who had jumped or fallen from the World Trade Center's windows. All the deaths in the attacks were civilians except for 55 military personnel killed at the Pentagon. Some immediate victims were not added to the list until years later.

The news media has traditionally described the attacks as the deadliest attack on U.S. soil since Pearl Harbor, but in fact there were several hundred more casualties on September 11, 2001 than there were in the December 1941 Pearl Harbor ambush. Not since the last battles of the Civil War had there been a domestic assault with greater loss of life.

More than 90 countries lost citizens in the attacks on the World Trade Center. The foreign countries with the highest losses are the United Kingdom (including the British overseas territory of Bermuda) with 67, the Dominican Republic with 47, and India with 41.



Wild Thing's comment..................

God bless these people for doing this.


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August 24, 2013

2 Million Bikers To D.C. In Rememberence of 9-11





THIS EVENT IS TO OUR HONOR AND RESPECT THOSE WHO WERE KILLED ON 9/11 AND THEIR FAMILIES! IT IS ALSO IN REMEMBRANCE OF THOSE IN ALL OUR ARMED FORCES WHO FOUGHT THOSE WHO PRECIPITATED THIS ATTACK!

PLEASE JOIN if you like...........WEDNESDAY SEPT 11, 2013



Wild Thing's comment...............


Bikers ! The very fabric of this country ! True red white and blue Americans ! This figures that the bikers would be the ones to stand up for our country ! GOD BLESS THEM !!!


Here is their Facebook page............. https://www.facebook.com/2MillionBikersDC?ref=nf



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August 22, 2013

Rush Limbaugh: Oklahoma Shooting of Chris Lane is ‘Trayvon Martin in Reverse, but Worse’






Rush Limbaugh: Oklahoma Shooting of Chris Lane is ‘Trayvon Martin in Reverse, but Worse’


Rush Limbaugh weighed in on the horrific shooting of Aussie baseball player Chris Lane last Friday in Duncan, Oklahoma.Lane was shot dead by three black youths while he was jogging… just for fun.

22-year-old college baseball player Chris Lane was gunned down this week in Oklahoma while out for jog. One of the three perpetrators reportedly told police they did it simply because they were “bored.” Two of the three teenagers were black; the other was white. All were under the age of 18.

“No matter where you look in the media, it’s not a racial event,” the host said. “This is the epitome of media irresponsibility. This is a classic illustration of just what role the mainstream media is playing in the destruction of American culture and society.”

“There has been more outrage in the mainstream media to that stupid clown story at the Missouri State Fair than there has been to this wanton murder in Oklahoma,” Limbaugh charged. He claimed that he purposely withheld from talking about the story for 24 hours just to see whether the mainstream media would pick up on a story where “the victim is white and two of the perpetrators are black.”

“It took them 24 hours!” he asserted. “They are reporting it and letting it go. They’re not focusing on the racial component of any of the people involved in this. We have not heard from the Reverend Sharpton, the Reverend Jackson, the NAACP, we haven’t heard from anybody.”



Wild Thing's comment.............

Obama only cares if the person had a hoodie and he could use it to push his race card.


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August 20, 2013

American Citizen Ted Cruz To Renounce Additional Canadian Citizenship



Ted Cruz To Renounce Canadian Citizenship


Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) announced Monday evening that he will renounce his Canadian citizenship, less than 24 hours after a newspaper pointed out that the Canadian-born senator likely maintains dual citizenship.

“Now the Dallas Morning News says that I may technically have dual citizenship,” Cruz said in a statement. “Assuming that is true, then sure, I will renounce any Canadian citizenship. Nothing against Canada, but I’m an American by birth and as a U.S. senator; I believe I should be only an American.”

The Dallas Morning News wrote in a story posted late Sunday night that Cruz likely remains a Canadian citizen, by virtue of being born there to an American mother. Having never renounced that citizenship, Cruz was technically a Canadian and an American citizen, according to legal experts.

Cruz said his mother told him that he could claim his citizenship if he ever wanted to, but that he never pursued it and thought the matter was settled.

Legal experts say that Cruz is a Canadian citizen regardless of whether he asked for it or not.

“Because I was a U.S. citizen at birth, because I left Calgary when I was 4 and have lived my entire life since then in the U.S., and because I have never taken affirmative steps to claim Canadian citizenship, I assumed that was the end of the matter,” Cruz said.

Cruz, who released his birth certificate as part of the Morning News story, accused the media of focusing on trivial issues.




Wild Thing's comment............

Nicholas has a dual citizenship as well. He was born in New York but his parents were born in Greece so because he is first generation here in the USA he gets to have both.



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July 23, 2013

George Zimmerman Rescues FAMILY OF FOUR From Truck Crash



George Zimmerman Rescues FAMILY OF FOUR From Truck Crash


George Zimmerman, who has been in hiding since he was acquitted of murder in the death of Trayvon Martin, emerged to help rescue a family who was trapped in an overturned vehicle, police said today.

Zimmerman was one of two men who came to the aid of Dana and Mark Gerstle and their two children, who were trapped inside a blue Ford Explorer SUV that had rolled over after traveling off the highway in Sanford, Fla. at approximately 5:45 p.m. Thursday, the Seminole County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

The crash occurred at the intersection of I-4 and route Route 46, police said. The crash site is less than a mile from where Zimmerman shot Martin.

By the time police arrived, two people - including Zimmerman - had already helped the family get out of the overturned car, the sheriff's office said. No one was reported to be injured.

Zimmerman was not a witness to the crash and left after speaking with the deputy, police said.




Wild Thing's comment...................

He must have nerves of steel, after what he has been through and the death threats he puts that aside and tried to help people. I bet the left will try to ruin this good deed of his.


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July 14, 2013

George Zimmerman Unanimous.Not Guilty Verdict being Delivered (video)





George Zimmerman Unanimous.Not Guilty Verdict being Delivered



Wild Thing's comment.................

This was a very brave jury.

One thing that marked this trial in the worst way from the beginning was when Obama entered his opinion and became a part of it.




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July 09, 2013

Sarah Murnaghan Develops Pneumonia in her right lung


Sarah Murnaghan Develops Pneumonia in her right lung


Source


Young double lung transplant recipient Sarah Murnaghan, who sparked a national debate over children's access to adult organ donations, has developed pneumonia in one of her new organs.

In a Facebook post Monday, Sarah’s mother Janet Murnaghan said the 10-year-old developed the condition in her right lung. She said doctors at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia believe it has been caused by aspirations – or drawing of foreign matter into the respiratory system – from the girl’s belly.

“Yesterday was tough. Today she is more stable, but this is definitely a large set back,” Janet Murnaghan said.

Sarah, who has a severe case of cystic fibrosis, underwent a surgery at CHOP on July 2 to repair a partially paralyzed diaphragm, which was causing breathing troubles. The diaphragm was injured during the girl’s second adult-lung transplant on June 15.

The new lungs were transplanted three days after a first set of adult lungs failed on June 12. The mother said the first set of lungs were not rejected by the girl’s body, rather “marginal” and had to be removed shortly after the procedure.

The second set of lungs, were also infected with pneumonia, but Janet Murnaghan had said doctors cut out the infected portion of the organ before transplantation.

Sarah had so much swelling following the second surgery that doctors were forced to keep her chest open for a week until the swelling subsided.




Wild Thing's comment.................

Praying for this sweet dear child.


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July 08, 2013

Pilot Was Attempting His First Boeing 777 Landing at San Francisco Airport



Pilot Was Attempting His First Boeing 777 Landing at San Francisco Airport


FOX News


Asiana Airlines said Monday that the pilot in control of the Boeing 777 that crashed in San Francisco Saturday had little experience flying that type of plane and was landing one for the first time at that airport.

Asiana spokeswoman Lee Hyomin told the Associated Press Monday that Lee Gang-guk was trying to get used to the 777 during Saturday's crash landing. She says the pilot had nearly 10,000 hours flying other planes, including the Boeing 747, but had only 43 hours on the 777.

Hyomin told Reuters that co-pilot Lee Jeong-min has 3,220 hours of flying experience with the Boeing 777 and a total of 12,387 hours of flying experience, and was helping his colleague with the landing.


In all, four pilots were on the plane and worked in rotating shifts during the 10-and-a-half hour flight from Seoul. The pilots were described by Asiana chief executive Yoon Young-doo Sunday as veterans, with more than 10,000 hours of flight experience. "And one pilot has 9,000, almost 10,000 hours' experience," he said.

On Sunday, a National Transportation Safety Board official said a preliminary review of recordings taken from the black boxes of an Asiana Boeing 777 flight that crash-landed into San Francisco International Airport Saturday showed that the plane was traveling “significantly” slower than normal on its descent before the crew called for more acceleration and another chance to land.

The crash killed two people and injured at least 182. The plane, traveling from South Korea slammed into the runway on Saturday morning, breaking off its tail and catching fire before slumping to a stop that allowed some passengers to flee down emergency slides into thick smoke and a trail of debris. Firefighters doused the flames that burned through the fuselage with foam and water, and police officers on the ground threw utility knives up to crew members so they could cut the seat belts of those who remained trapped as rescue crews removed the injured.

NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman said during a press conference Sunday afternoon that flight crew on Asiana Airlines Flight 214 had a visible approach to the runway and put the plane’s landing gear down, according to communications heard in the cockpit voice recorder.

Hersman said the plane’s target speed for a landing was 137 knots (158 mph), and the crew had no discussion of anomalies or concerns with the way the plane was coming in for the landing.

But seven seconds before the plane hit into a seawall, one of the crew members called on the pilots to increase speed. Information from the flight data recorder said the plane was going below the target landing speed, and the engine throttles advanced.

Four seconds before impact, a “stick shaker” – a device that emits an oral and physical warning to the crew that the plane is about to stall – sounded off, Hersman said.

The crew then asked to abort the landing and make another attempt 1.5 seconds before impact.

Hersman said there were no reports of wind conditions or weather playing a role in the crash landing.

The black box recordings were taken from the plane wreckage and analyzed at a lab in Washington D.C.

Authorities are also looking into what role the shutdown of glide slope -- a pilot navigational aid -- had in the crash.

Earlier Sunday, Hersman said on CBS' "Face the Nation" that the system is a ground-based aid that helps pilots stay on course while landing and it has been shut down at the San Francisco airport since June. The pilots, however, were notified before the crash that the system wasn't available.

Aircraft security experts told Reuters that the glide slope system is not essential for routine landings, but it's not unusual for airports to disable them for maintenance reasons.

"The pilots would have had to rely solely on visual cues to fly the proper glide path to the runway, and not have had available to them the electronic information that they typically have even in good weather at most major airports," said Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who crash landed a plane in New York's Hudson River in 2009, told a CBS news affiliate, according to Reuters.

"What that means is that then the automatic warnings that would occur in the cockpit when you deviate below the desired electronic path wouldn't have been available either. So we don't know yet if that's a factor in this particular situation, but that's certainly something they'll be looking at," he said.

An NTSB team arrived Sunday at the scene of the crash to investigate.

Hersman said the NTSB is currently focusing on gathering perishable information from the accident scene and getting the airport fully operational again.

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee said at a news conference Saturday evening that all 291 passengers and 16 crew members onboard the plane had been accounted for, but officials said 182 people were taken to area hospitals. As of Sunday, 19 people remain hospitalized with six in critical condition, one being a child.

Dr. Margaret Knudson of the San Francisco General Hospital said among the 53 people they have treated, they have seen large numbers of abdominal injuries, some spinal fractures -- with a few causing paralysis -- and patients with head trauma.

She also said they were "surprised" to see a few patients with severe road rash, describing it as when someone crashes on a motorcycle without wearing leather.

“There’s going to be many, many more surgeries to come,” she added.

Joanne Hayes-White, the San Francisco Fire Department chief, said Sunday that it was "nothing short of a miracle that we had 123 people walk away from this." Hayes-White said there was major structural damage inside the plane, as some seats were buckled.

An Asiana airlines spokesperson told Reuters that the two passengers killed in the crash were Ye Meng Yuan and Wang Lin Jia, both 16-year-old students. Chinese state media said the students attended Jiangshan Middle School in eastern China.

Witnesses said that the plane appeared to sway back and forth, and kick up dust during the landing. Initial reports indicated that the plane's tail broke off from some impact. An aviation safety expert interviewed by the Associated Press suggested that part of the plane may have hit a seawall at the end of the runway.


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Wild Thing's comment..................

I was waiting to post about this until we heard something about what they thought might have happened.
Prayers for all that were on this plane.



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April 29, 2013

11 Year Old Boy Suspended For Bringing Tiny Swiss Army Knife On School Camping Trip- lunacy from teachers!


11 Year Old Boy Suspended For Bringing Tiny Swiss Army Knife On School Camping Trip


A 10-year-old California boy was suspended and threatened with expulsion after he brought a Swiss Army Knife on a week-long school school camping trip.

Tony Bandermann told Fox News that his son Braden was on a science camping trip with his class at Garden Gate Elementary School in Cupertino, Calif.

According to a school incident report, the boy showed the small knife to other students who then reported him to teachers. The incident report stated that law enforcement was also notified. However, no charges were filed.

Bandermann, who was out-of-town on a business trip, said he received a telephone call from the school’s principal informing him that his son had violated the school’s weapons policy. The punishment, she told him, must be immediate and severe.

“She threatened to expel him,” he said. “She kept telling me, ‘you can’t bring a weapon to school.’ A Swiss Army Knife is a tool not a weapon.”


Since he was unable to pick up his son, the principal put the boy in 24-hour isolation at the camp – held in a teacher’s lounge where he was forced to eat and sleep in solitude.

“It was horrible in every way,” the father said. “The punishment was ridiculous.”

Neither the school nor the Cupertino Union School District returned telephone calls seeking comment.

Bandermann said it’s unreal to think that a boy on a hiking and camping trip could get in trouble for having a Swiss Army Knife.

“I felt as though I want to pull him out of the public education system and homeschool him,” he said. “I felt as though the public education system is becoming the bottom of the barrel. I felt sorry for today’s kids.”

Braden is back in school now – but his father is still fuming. He accused the school district of overreacting.

“They’re not teaching critical thinking,” he said. “That’s what she’s teaching these kids – to react on your emotions instead of gathering information.”




Wild Thing's comment.........

Getting crazier by the day and these teachers are mental midgets.


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April 14, 2013

Wounded Marine Vet Sued By City for Flying Military Flags at His Restaurant (Video)


FOX 35 News Orlando



Wounded Marine Vet Sued By City for Flying Military Flags at His Restaurant

Orlando restaurant owner Eddie Colosimo, a wounded Marine Corps veteran, was told this week he could no longer fly military flags in front of his business establishment.

Colosimo is being fined $300 a day by the City of Holly Hill for refusing to take the flags down.

Eddie Colosimo runs Holy Hill’s Bikers for First Amendments Rights restaurant and bar. It’s a non-profit that helps support military veterans.

Colosimo, a wounded Marine Corps vet, is passionate about United States Armed Forces. His granddaughter, grandson, and son-in-law are all serving in different branches of the military. So, Colosimo decided to fly military flags representing all our servicemen and women in front of his the restaurant.

“These flags represent our men and women all over the world for us today!” he said.


These flags have been here every weekend for two years, but just this week, Colosimo received a letter from the city informing him that flying the flags violates a new city code passed in March.


“The fines will start today (Friday) for every day the flags fly,” he told us. “Please don’t try to tell me my Army, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Air Force flags are flutter signs, and compare them to beer signs. That doesn’t fly!”

The new law requires businesses to apply for a permit to display a temporary sign or banner on their property; however, the American, POW, and state flags are allowed.

Now, Colosimo is being fined $300 a day by the City of Holly Hill. Officials just announced that they will hold a special hearing in two weeks to discuss the matter. For now, Colosimo says these flags aren’t going anywhere.




Wild Thing's comment......................

God bless this Veteran!!!! There is no excuse for what they are doing to him.


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April 09, 2013

CLASSIC: Margaret Thatcher Sums up Bankrupt Socialist Ideology in Debate with Liberal Socialists – Video 1990



CLASSIC: Margaret Thatcher Sums up Bankrupt Socialist Ideology in Debate with Liberal Socialists – 1990

This is CLASSIC Margaret Thatcher. The sad news of her death happened yesterday. But her legacy as a great leader for freedom and conservative values will live on. This video shows her at the end of her time as Prime Minister going back and forth with liberals and socialists in the British Parliament. She absolutely “hits the nail on the head” about the doomed-to-fail policies of Socialism. When one liberal started talking about the “gap between the rich and the poor,” she destroyed him by pointing out that Socialism “would rather the poor were poorer, provided the rich were less rich.”

She’s exactly right, and we are seeing that philosophy played out before our very eyes by the policies of Barack Obama.



Wild Thing's comment.....................


She will be missed and history will tell of her strengths and how she did so much to lead in the right way and not want socialism.

R.I.P. Margaret Thatcher


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April 04, 2013

ARMY POST SHOOTING: Suspect Sought After One Shot Dead at Fort Knox



ARMY POST SHOOTING:..........Suspect Sought After One Shot Dead at Fort Knox

FOX News


An Army civilian employee was killed in a shooting Wednesday afternoon in a parking lot outside Fort Knox's Human Resources Command headquarters in Kentucky.

The victim, a human resources employee, was transported by ambulance to Ireland Army Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the Army said Wednesday night in a news release.

"Special agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are investigating a personal incident and not a random act of violence," Command spokesman Chris Grey said.

The victim's name is being withheld until 24 hours after the family is notified, the Army said.

Police were seeking to speak with a person of interest in the case. The news release identified him as a 5-foot, 9-inch black man who is American and is believed to be using a black Yamaha motorcycle for transportation.

According to WDRB.com, civilian law enforcement sources off the post said they were asked by military police to be on the lookout for a suspect in the case.

As a security measure, the post's gates were locked down at about 5:50 p.m. About an hour later, the main gate was fully reopened, but due to enhanced security measures, those coming and going were advised to expect delays.

Fort Knox spokesman Kyle Hodges said late Wednesday that the post remained on a heightened security alert, but said officials don't believe the person of interest was still on post.

He said he could not comment on whether the victim was targeted, or whether the shooting may have been related to his work. He also couldn't say what type of weapon was used.

The FBI dispatched two agents to Fort Knox and is assisting in the investigation, said Mary Trotman, a spokeswoman for the FBI in Louisville.



Wild Thing's comment.....................

Up to now not much information.


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April 02, 2013

Stockton, Calif. enters bankruptcy, largest municipality to go bust



Judge allows California city to enter bankruptcy, largest municipality to go bust

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Stockton, Calif., became the most populous city in the nation to go broke Monday, after a judge accepted the city's application to enter bankruptcy.

In the closely watched decision, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Klein said the bankruptcy declaration was needed to allow the city to continue to provide basic services. He determined Stockton would not be able to perform "its obligations to its citizens on fundamental public safety as well as other basic government services without" the protections provided under bankruptcy proceedings.

Stockton was facing a $26 million shortfall when it filed for bankruptcy last summer, the result of the housing bust and soaring pension obligations. After cutting a quarter of their police force and other city services to the bone, officials argued bankruptcy was their only option.

The city of nearly 300,000 people has become emblematic of government excess and the financial calamity that resulted when the housing bubble burst.

Its salaries, benefits and borrowing were based on anticipated long-term developer fees and increasing property tax revenue. But those were lost in a flurry of foreclosures beginning in the mid-2000s and a 70 percent decline in the city's tax base.

The city's creditors wanted to keep Stockton out of bankruptcy -- a status that would likely allow the city to avoid repaying its debts in full.

They argued the city had not cut spending enough or sought a tax increase that would have allowed it to avoid bankruptcy.

Matthew Walsh, an attorney for the bond holders, declined to comment after Monday's ruling.

Attorneys for the city said the city's budget and services had been cut to the bone.

"There's nothing to celebrate about bankruptcy," said Bob Deis, Stockton's city manager. "But it is a vindication of what we've been saying for nine months."



Wild Thing's comment.................

Too much spending and still they will not admit it.


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March 14, 2013

New Pope....Jorge Mario Bergoglio becomes Pope Francis I




Here is the announcement........

Jorge Mario Bergoglio becomes Pope Francis I


Jorge Mario Bergoglio: first Latin American, first Jesuit to lead the world's Catholics

Pope Francis asks the Catholic faithful to pray for him.

USA Today.............

Throngs jamming St. Peter’s Square roared with joy as Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, archbishop of Buenos Aires, stepped onto the balcony as the new pope and leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics.

Bergoglio, 76, is the first Jesuit and first Latin American pope. He also the first to take the pope name of Francis, for the saint devoted to the poor. The crowd was silent as Bergoglio recited the Lord’s Prayer and a Hail Mary.

“Let us pray for the whole world,” he told the crowd.

The 115 voting cardinals took five votes over two days to reach their decision, which came after a week of intense meetings and on the heels of the surprising resignation of Pope Benedict XVI last month, the first pope to step down in some 600 years.

Francis is a strict social conservative.


He is not without controversy. Bergoglio is reportedly linked to the controversial Comunione e Liberazione (Communion and Liberation), a conservative lay ecclesiastical movement within the Catholic church that was once a big supporter of disgraced former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

Bergogolio holds conservative views on abortion, euthanasia, homosexuality and contraception and has blasted what he calls the “culture of death” in modern society.

The church, he once told Italian media, should help “children grow up healthily, are adequately fed, get a good education based on sound moral principles.”



Wild Thing's comment.........................

He seems like a good man.


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March 06, 2013

Krauthammer on Death of Dictator Hugo Chavez: “He was a Thug. He Tried to Dismantle Democracy in His Country”




Krauthammer on Death of Venezuelan Dictator Hugo Chavez: “He was a Thug. He Tried to Dismantle Democracy in His Country”


” I hate to be ungracious, but I will be. He was a thug. He tried to dismantle democracy in his country. Almost succeeded. And I think his country and the world will be improved by his passing.”




Wild Thing's comment....................

Obama a thug and a dictator as well.



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March 05, 2013

So much for Socialized Medicine...Dictator Marxist Hugo Chaves Kicks Bucket



Venezuela’s Dictator Hugo Chavez is Dead at Age 58


CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Hugo Chavez, the fiery populist who declared a socialist revolution in Venezuela, crusaded against U.S. influence and championed a leftist revival across Latin America, died Tuesday at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer.

Vice President Nicolas Maduro, surrounded by other government officials, announced the death in a national television broadcast. He said Chavez died at 4:25 p.m. local time.

During more than 14 years in office, Chavez routinely challenged the status quo at home and internationally. He polarized Venezuelans with his confrontational and domineering style, yet was also a masterful communicator and strategist who tapped into Venezuelan nationalism to win broad support, particularly among the poor.

The burly president electrified crowds with his booming voice, often wearing the bright red of his United Socialist Party of Venezuela or the fatigues and red beret of his army days. Before his struggle with cancer, he appeared on television almost daily, talking for hours at a time and often breaking into song of philosophical discourse.





Wild Thing's comment..................

No sympathy here!


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February 24, 2013

Fans Injured at NASCAR Nationwide Series Race After Car Slams Into Fence



Fans Injured at NASCAR Nationwide Series Race After Car Slams Into Fence.....

PLEASE CLICK HERE to see photos.


....reported that a child is among the two who are critically injured.

Officials say the number of fans injured is now 28. In the latest from The Associated Press, Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood said, “We’ll be ready to go racing” and is confident the track will be repaired in time Sunday for the Daytona 500.

Chitwood doesn’t anticipate moving any fans from those affected seats for Sunday’s race. He said the fence that separates the track from the seats will be repaired. The grandstands where fans were injured are about 200 feet from the start-finish line.


.....at a press conference that 14 people were transported off property and another 14 people were treated at their on-track care center.


Wild Thing's comment.................

I hope they will all be ok. They might also be discussing what happened at the race today.


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February 06, 2013

Cowboys Stadium to host Former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle memorial service



Former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, left, and his friend Chad Littlefield were murdered at an Erath County gun range on February 2, 2013.



Cowboys Stadium to host Chris Kyle memorial service


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A memorial service for former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle has been set for 1 p.m. Monday, February 11 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, according to Kyle's Facebook page.

Kyle, 38, and a friend, Chad Littlefield, were shot and killed at an Erath County gun range on Saturday afternoon.

A veteran they were trying to help, 25-year-old Eddie Routh, has been charged with capital murder in connection with their deaths.

Earlier Tuesady, the family of Chad Littlefield announced funeral services for the military veteran. They will take place Friday, February 8 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Midlothian, 1651 South Midlothian Parkway.



Wild Thing's comment.....................

It is so very sad. Prayers for their loved ones.


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February 05, 2013

Alabama: 5-Year-Old Boy Held Hostage Nearly a Week is Safe, Man Who Held Him Hostage is Dead






Alabama: 5-Year-Old Boy Held Hostage Nearly a Week is Safe, Man Who Held Him Hostage is Dead

Boy's family all smiles after bunker standoff ends



Wild Thing's comment............


Thank God the little boy is out of there and safe with his family.




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January 03, 2013

Speaker Boehner Promises to Pass Sandy Bill Without Senate Pork So Chill Out Chris Christie!


Speaker Boehner promised Wednesday to pass emergency spending bill to help pay for damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. The House bill will not include the millions of dollars in pork that were included in the Senate bill.

Earlier in the day Governor Chris Christie lashed out at Boehner for not holding a vote on the pork-laden senate bill.


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Wild Thing's comment....................

I honestly don't get it. It was explained why they did not include the Sandy bill with all the other things, because it was filled with pork. But Chris Christie had to make a huge deal about it in his own bully pulpit way.

Chris Christie is a total jerk. He should shut up. Boehner did the right thing, conservatives do not want more pork.
Christie is a disgusting slob.


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August 26, 2012

Neil Armstrong American NASA Astronaut Passes Away at 82






GODSPEED NEIL ARMSTRONG, from the NASA/CLEAR LAKE BAY AREA OF HOUSTON

Neil Alden Armstrong (August 5, 1930 – August 25, 2012) was an American NASA astronaut, test pilot,
aerospace engineer, university professor, United States Naval Aviator, and the first person to set foot
upon the Moon.


Former U.S. astronaut, Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, has died at the age of 82, U.S.
media reported on Saturday.

Armstrong underwent a heart-bypass surgery earlier this month, just two days after his birthday
on August 5, to relieve blocked coronary arteries.

As commander of the Apollo 11 mission, Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the
moon on July 20, 1969. As he stepped on the moon’s dusty surface, Armstrong said:
“That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”

The Apollo 11 moon mission turned out to be Armstrong’s last space flight. The following year
he was appointed to a desk job, being named NASA’s deputy associate administrator for
aeronautics in the office of advanced research and technology.


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Wild Thing's comment..........

He will be missed! I am so grateful I got to live in a time that this country once respected the
goals of NASA and men like Neil Armstrong..... a world before Obama.


R.I.P. Neil Armstrong.


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August 21, 2012

Krauthammer on Akin: “He’s Gotta Leave, He’s Toxic” (Video)



Yesterday, Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin went on a local public affairs show in St. Louis with, at most, 12 convalescent viewers and gave birth to the mother of all campaign gaffes in 2012. Responding to a question about rape exceptions to abortion, something asked of every GOP candidate since Roe v Wade, Akin said something about how in "legitimate rapes" pregnancies are very rare.

This is deadly goddamned serious business. This is the country we're talking about.

Sen. Claire McCaskill is the most vulnerable Democrat on the ballot this November. If you or I suddenly appeared on the ballot against her, we would be up 10 points in the polls. The GOP is often called the "stupid party", but they aren't that stupid. As you read this calls are being made across Missouri, smoothing Akin's exit and deciding on a replacement candidate.

After Akin withdraws the decision to name a replacement falls to the 71 members of the state GOP central committee. [See update] Speculation is currently focused on two candidates Akin defeated in the recent GOP primary; businessman Jim Brunner and former State Treasurer Sarah Steelman.



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Krauthammer on Akin: “He’s Gotta Leave, He’s Toxic”


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Hannity Calls For Akin to Withdraw From Senate Race


American Spectator


In an exclusive to The American Spectator, Sean Hannity has now called for Missouri GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin to withdraw from the Missouri Senate race.

Earlier this afternoon Hannity interviewed Akin, politely prodding Akin about the problems the Senate candidate will surely face over the next 79 days in the wake of his controversial rape remarks.

Now, interview over, Hannity has told TAS that he does indeed believe Akin should withdraw from the race.

This is big news.

The tide is quickly rising, and, to borrow from LBJ and his problem with Walter Cronkite on Vietnam, if Mr. Akin has lost Sean Hannity he’s losing conservatives.

Missouri is a key state — both for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, and for GOP control of the Senate.

Akin’s controversy is a reminder that with 79 days to go there is a belief in conservative circles that there is no margin for error — not to mention a self-inflicted wound of this type.


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Wild Thing's comment............

This Akin jerk is a real piece of work. I have no idea how he got as far as he has. If you google him there are tons of sickening and idiotic things he has said in the past that are either all time stupid or shocking.

One of the things he has said is that student loans cause cancer. He was not joking and repeated it.


I agree, he needs to go and right away.


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Todd Akin Told Not to Come to RNC Convention



Toxic Todd Akin Told Not to Come to RNC Convention

Within 24 hours Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) has become so toxic to Republicans that his funding was cut off and he was told not to attend the RNC Convention by the GOP leader Reince Priebus.

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus appeared on CNN’s Out Front on Monday evening and spoke to Erin Burnett about the controversial statements made by Rep. Todd Akins, Missouri Republican, regarding rape. He called for Mr. Akin, who is running for Senate against Democrat Claire McCaskill, to “step aside and let someone else run for that office.” Chairman Priebus also said that he “prefer that Todd Akin do the right thing for our party and our candidates” and “not come” to the upcoming RNC Convention in Tampa.


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Wild Thing's comment.............


I agree, we do not need this Akin jerk messing with our convention. It is way too important. He will be a distraction and he for sure IS toxic.


Posted by Wild Thing at 02:47 AM

August 02, 2012

Chick-fil-A Supporters Pack Restaurants Across America



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Our awesome troops.




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Take THAT Rahm Emanuel. Chicago public reacts to Chick-fil-A controversy.


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Pat Boone getting lunch at the Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day.


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Billy Graham


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Mike Huckabee on ‘Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day’: Massive Turnout Proves People Are Tired of Hypocrisy, Bigotry Toward Christians


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Wild Thing's comment............

At Facebook people were posting all day and late into the night of their home State and cities and how the crowds were......all huge....all long lines and what a great success this was.


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July 27, 2012

Skydiver Baumgartner survives a test jump from 96,000 feet





Skydiver Baumgartner survives a test jump from 96,000 feet.

Lisa Sylvester reports on Skydiver Felix Baumgartner - who survived a test jump from 96,000 feet,
falling at 536 mph.




Wild Thing's comment..........

Amazing!



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July 25, 2012

Lemonade Stand Girls to Obama: We Built Our Business, Mr. President!






Lemonade Stand Girls to Obama: We Built Our Business, Mr. President!


Statements made by President Obama in Roanoke, VA on July 13th, which seemed to discredit the hard work of small business owners, are under attack (yet again) by even the youngest of our nation’s entrepreneurs.

Seven-year old Clara and four-year old Eliza Sutton, founders of ‘Cool Blast Lemonade’, react to Obama’s remarks during a ‘Fox & Friends’ interview with co-host Brian Kilmeade.


A pair of sisters who run a thriving lemonade stand in Texas beg to differ with President Obama's message that entrepreneurs "didn't get there on your own," and several grownups who groom the next generation of small business owners say the kids are right.

Clara Sutton, 7, and little sister Eliza, 4, started CoolBlast Lemonade in their suburban Houston neighborhood, and quickly generated business brisk enough to bring on another employee, younger brother Eirik. Their father said the kids have gotten a business education right out in front of their home under the watchful eyes of their parents -- but with no help from the government.


“Nobody helped them except us," Andrew Sutton, 35, said. "They did it on their own.”

Clara Sutton didn't credit local, state or federal government for the stand's success, and said she's enjoyed learning the ropes of small business.


“You learn how to make change," Clara said. "We learned about customer service -- that we should always be nice to customers. We learned how to advertise.

“We donate some of the money to charity to help other people out," she continued. "We use the rest for supplies. We might buy a gift for our brother since he’s our employee.”

Andrew Sutton said the children expressed an interest in running their own business and he mostly just got out of the way.

“My wife and I both run our own businesses, so running a lemonade stand with them was showing them what they do," Sutton said. "They were curious how we got money for things. It’s been a positive experience for them."

As for President Obama's take on the debt business owners owe to the government, Sutton, who has his own music instruction business, said he was steamed.

“It was not very presidential," Sutton said. "A leader should lead by being more positive. He should of said, “you guys should be the backbone of the economy.”


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Wild Thing's comment............

Absolutely adorable and how great the parents are to start them young teaching them these things.


Here is their Facebook page............Cool Blast Lemonade



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July 20, 2012

Aurora, Colorado Movie Theater Shooting: 12 Dead; James Holmes Held as Suspect










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Aurora, Colorado Movie Theater Shooting: 12 Dead; James Holmes Held as Suspect

A lone gunman dressed in riot gear burst into a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., at a midnight showing of the Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises" and methodically began shooting patrons, killing at least 12 people and injuring at least 50.

The suspect, James Holmes, 24, of Aurora, was caught by police in the parking lot of the Century 16 Movie Theaters, nine miles outside Denver, after police began receiving dozens of 911 calls at 12:39 a.m. MT. Police said the man appeared to have acted alone.

Witnesses in the movie theater said Holmes crashed into the auditorium through an emergency exit about 30 minutes into the film, set off a smoke bomb, and began shooting. Holmes stalked the aisles of the theater, shooting people at random, as panicked movie-watchers in the packed auditorium tried to escape, witnesses said.

"You just smelled smoke and you just kept hearing it, you just heard bam bam bam, non-stop. The gunman never had to reload. Shots just kept going, kept going, kept going," one witness told ABC News.

"I'm with coworkers and we're on the floor praying to God we don't get shot, and the gunshots continue on and on, and when the sound finally stopped, we started to get up and people were just bleeding," another theatergoer said.

Police said 10 victims died inside the theater, while dozens of others were taken to local hospitals, including a child as young as 6 years old.

A San Diego woman identifying herself as James Holmes's mother spoke briefly with ABC News this morning.

She had awoken unaware of the news of the shooting and had not been contacted by authorities. She immediately expressed concern that her son may have been involved.

"You have the right person," she said.

"I need to call the police," she added. "I need to fly out to Colorado."

Holmes was wearing a bullet-proof vest and riot helmet and carrying a gas mask, rifle, and handgun, when he was apprehended, according to police. Holmes mentioned having explosives stored, leading police to evacuate his entire North Aurora apartment complex and search the buildings early this morning.

The highly-anticipated third installment of the Batman triology opened to packed auditoriums around the country at midnight showings on Friday morning, and features a villain named Bane who wears a bulletproof vest and gas mask. Trailers for the movie show explosions at public events including a football game. Though many moviegoers dressed in costume to attend the opening night screening, police have made no statements about any connection between the gunman's motives and the movie.

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Wild Thing's comment.......


Prayers all injured and the families of those that were killed.




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July 09, 2012

Oscar-winning Star Ernest Borgnine Dies at 95 R.I.P..




Born Ermes Effron Borgnino in Hamden, Conn., on Jan. 24, 1917, Borgnine was the son of Italian immigrants. His parents separated when he was 2, and his mother took him to live in Italy, returning after a few years.

Borgnine graduated from New Haven High School in 1935, then worked a few weeks as a vegetable truck driver before enlisting in the Navy as an apprentice seaman. He was discharged two months before the attack on Pearl Harbor and promptly reenlisted. He spent the war as a gunner's mate on a destroyer.

After his discharge, Borgnine returned home, unsure of what he was going to do.

Finally, his mother suggested he give acting a shot. After all, she told him, "You're always making a fool of yourself in front of people."



Wild Thing's comment............


He was a good man, a Veteran and a terrific actor. R.I.P.




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June 24, 2012

Monster Jerry Sandusky Under Suicide Watch - Why? Don't protect him!




Bellefonte, Pennsylvania (CNN) -- With the same decision announced on count after count -- guilty, guilty, guilty -- Jerry Sandusky's emphatic denials he had sexually abused boys for years became obsolete, closing a chapter in a saga that has gripped Penn State and the nation.

After a three-week trial featuring emotional and often graphic testimony from eight of the former Penn State assistant football coach's victims, a 12-person jury late Friday night convicted him on 45 of 48 counts. There were convictions related to all 10 victims alleged by prosecutors, with the three not-guilty verdicts applying to three individuals.

The verdict prompted people in central Pennsylvania to breathe a sigh of relief, believing a man many called a "monster" would pay the price for his crimes and their impact on his victims, as well as the Penn State community.

After Judge John Cleland revoked his bail Friday, Sandusky somberly left the courthouse in handcuffs, silently ducking into a police car as reporters asked him if he had anything to say to his victims.

He is on what it is commonly called suicide watch, one of his lawyers Karl Rominger told CNN. The move is a precaution and does not mean his client is suicidal, the lawyer insisted, saying the judge and warden just wanted "to put the precautions in place first and then evaluate later."

Sandusky will be classified at Pennsylvania's Camp Hill diagnostic facility before he is likely sent to a sex offender unit in the state prison system, Rominger said.

He should be sentenced in about 90 days, according to Cleland. If he gets more than two years, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections will determine the prison where Sandusky will serve his time.

Sandusky's stepson also stated yesterday that his father had abused him. However, jurors were not aware of this as they were sequestered.





Wild Thing's comment.............

He should be put to death and as soon as possible.


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June 23, 2012

Parker County,TX. Terminal Boy Made Honorary Sheriff’s Deputy (Video)






Parker County, Texas: 4-year-old boy with terminal disease gets his wish to become a sheriff’s deputy.

Chandler Davis, 4, took his oath of office and became an honorary deputy sheriff of Parker County. Chandler was diagnosed with terminal Shwachman Diamond Syndrome, a rare bone marrow cellular disease and malformation of the brain.

Chandler has already endured more than 200 procedures and tests, he may also need a second brain surgery.

Western Wishes teamed up with Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler to grant Chandler’s wish to be a cowboy deputy sheriff. The Parker County Sheriff’s Posse also got Chandler and his family tickets to the Frontier Days Rodeo.

After taking his oath of office, Chandler was presented with a plaque, a patrol deputy uniform, and a genuine deputy sheriff’s badge.

Chandler has been selected as the ambassador to the North Texas region and will attend the National Finals Rodeo held in Las Vegas this December, and the Professional Bull Rider’s World Finals Championship in Cheyenne, Wyo., which will be held in July on Chandler’s fifth birthday .



Wild Thing's comment............

This precious child is so adorable. Prayers for little Chandler and his family.


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May 22, 2012

Krauthammer On Drones Flying In US: "Stop It Here, Stop It Now"



"I'm going to go hard left on you here, I'm going ACLU," syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said in opposition to the use of drones on the U.S. homeland. "I don't want regulations, I don't want restrictions, I want a ban on this. Drones are instruments of war. The Founders had a great aversion to any instruments of war, the use of the military inside even the United States. It didn't like standing armies, it has all kinds of statutes of using the army in the country."

"A drone is a high-tech version of an old army and a musket. It ought to be used in Somalia to hunt bad guys but not in America. I don't want to see it hovering over anybody's home. Yes, you can say we have satellites, we've got Google Street View and London has a camera on every street corner but that's not an excuse to cave in on everything else and accept a society where you're always under -- being watched by the government. This is not what we want," Krauthammer said on the panel portion of FOX News' "Special Report."

"I would say that you ban it under all circumstances and I would predict, I'm not encouraging, but I an predicting that the first guy who uses a Second Amendment weapon to bring a drone down that's been hovering over his house is going to be a folk hero in this country," Krauthammer said tonight.

"I would say the price of liberty. You can hear a helicopter, you can't hear a drone. You know, if you hear a helicopter you hide under a bush. Well, you can't with this which is why it's effective in Pakistan and elsewhere. It's deft and it's silent. I don't think we want a society where if there are the objects, hovering over streaming, real-time information about you, your family, your car, your location," Krauthammer said later in the segment.

"It's not worth it," he said.

"The Founders we're deeply opposed to the militarization of civil society. There is all kinds of aversions to it and this is importing it because, as you say, it's cheap, it's easy, it's silent. It's something that you can easily deploy. It's going to be, I think the bane of our existence. Stop it here, stop it now," Krauthammer said at the end of the panel segment. "Strong letter to follow."


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Wild Thing's comment..........

Wow, what happened to our choppers and our police isn't that good enough?


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May 21, 2012

Lockerbie Bomber Megrahi Dies in Libya (Video) GOOD!







The former Libyan intelligence officer convicted of the 1988 bombing of a Pan Am flight over Lockerbie, Scotland that killed 270 people has died, his brother said on Sunday.

Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, released from a Scottish prison in 2009 and returned to Libya because he was suffering from terminal cancer, had been in and out of hospital for weeks and was taken for an emergency blood transfusion in April.

Megrahi’s health had deteriorated quickly overnight, his brother Abdulhakim told Reuters. “He was surrounded by his family and died in his house,” he said. He was 60.

“He was too sick to utter anything on his deathbed,” Abdulhakim said. “We want people to know he was innocent.”

Megrahi was found guilty in 2001 of bombing Pan Am flight 103 as it flew to New York from London on December 21, 1988. All 259 people aboard the aircraft were killed and 11 people in the Scottish town of Lockerbie died from falling wreckage.


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There will be no r.i.p. for this evil.


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May 15, 2012

Actor Adam Corolla's Awesome Statements On Waterboarding




Just a snipet from his rant..........

I’m just saying you could take the most liberal person on the planet — you know, Michael Moore could have a kid with Tim Robbins, and if that kid got abducted and you asked them both quietly, ‘We found a guy, he knows some information, your kid is buried alive, he has 48 hours worth of oxygen, can we go ahead and torture him to get the information out of the guy, or waterboard him?’ They would say, ‘Hell, yes.’



Wild Thing's comment.........

Three cheers for Adam!


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May 12, 2012

Recoverable Oil In Green River Formation Equal to Entire World’s Oil Reserves ~ And Obama Does Nothing!






GOA: Recoverable Oil In Green River Formation Equal to Entire World’s Oil Reserves


GAO: Recoverable Oil in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming 'About Equal to Entire World’s Proven Oil Reserves'

CNSNews

The Green River Formation, a largely vacant area of mostly federal land that covers the territory where Colorado, Utah and Wyoming come together, contains about as much recoverable oil as all the rest the world’s proven reserves combined, an auditor from the Government Accountability Office told Congress on Thursday.

The GAO testimony stressed that the federal government was in “a unique position to influence the development of oil shale” because the Green River deposits were mostly beneath federal land.


It also noted that developing the oil would pose “socioeconomic challenges,” which included bringing “a sizable influx of workers who along with their families put additional stress on local infrastructure” and “making planning for growth difficult for local governments.”

“The Green River Formation--an assemblage of over 1,000 feet of sedimentary rocks that lie beneath parts of Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming--contains the world's largest deposits of oil shale,”Anu K. Mittal, the GAO’s director of natural resources and environment said in written testimony submitted to the House Science Subcommittee on Energy and Environment.

“USGS estimates that the Green River Formation contains about 3 trillion barrels of oil, and about half of this may be recoverable, depending on available technology and economic conditions,” Mittal testified.

“The Rand Corporation, a nonprofit research organization, estimates that 30 to 60 percent of the oil shale in the Green River Formation can be recovered,” Mittal told the subcommittee. “At the midpoint of this estimate, almost half of the 3 trillion barrels of oil would be recoverable. This is an amount about equal to the entire world's proven oil reserves.”

In her oral statement before the subcommittee, Mittal said that developing the shale oil would create wealth and jobs for the country, but also challenges for government.

“Being able to tap this vast amount of oil locked within this formation will go a long way to help to meet our future demands for oil. The U.S. Geological Survey, as you noted, estimates that the formation contains about 3 trillion barrels of oil of which half may be recoverable,” she said.

“As you can imagine having the technology to develop this vast energy resource will lead to a number of important socioeconomic benefits including the creation of jobs, increases in wealth and increases in tax and royalty payments for federal and state governments,” she said.

“While large-scale oil-shale development offers socioeconomic opportunities it also poses certain socioeconomic challenges that also should not be overlooked,” she testified. “Oil shale development like other extractive industries can bring a sizable influx of workers who along with their families put additional stressed on local infrastructure. Development from expansion of extractive industries has historically followed a boom-and-bust cycle making planning for growth difficult for local governments.”



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Great news, ifi we just had a president that would jump on this and appreciate it.



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April 14, 2012

'Watters' World' Goes To NYC Car Show




Jesse Watters visits the New York Auto Show to get a glimpse at the future of the automobile


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Flying Car Makes Auto Show Debut

FOX Business News Shibani Joshi on the Terrafugia, the flying car, being debuted at the New York Auto Show for the price of $279,000.



Wild Thing's comment.......

Car shows were always fun to go to. Now it is too much enviro stuff and I will never understand how they think electric is the answer when you still have to plug it in someplace. I rememebr readnig about a model that had an electric care and it caught fire when she plugged it in at home and her entire house burned down.



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March 24, 2012

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales Could Get Death Penalty


U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales Could Get Death Penalty

FOX News

Charges filed Friday against Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales reflect the horror of the crime: 17 counts of premeditated murder, more than half of them children, during a shooting rampage in southern Afghanistan. But while Afghans are calling for swift and severe punishment, it probably will be months, even years, before the public ever gets to see Bales in a courtroom.

One only has to look at two recent and similarly high-profile cases to see that the wheels of military justice turn slowly.

It has been nearly 29 months since an Army psychiatrist, Maj. Nidal Hasan, allegedly killed 13 and injured two dozen more at Fort Hood, Texas. His trial is scheduled to begin in June.


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Wild Thing's comment.........

I think there is so much more to this story. Major Hassan is STILL awaiting trial, but this guy will be tried and convicted in a New York minute.

Obama has hurt the morale of our troops,he has hurt the strength of our troops, and then there are his impossible rules of engagement.

This is a soldier who suffered traumatic brain injury. Why wasn’t he back home being treated? Why was he sent back into combat? He saw his buddy’s leg blown off the day before. We owe it to our soldiers to give them the very best treatment when they are injured in the line of duty.


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March 22, 2012

Vacationing College Students Questioned on Obama, Current Events and Politics ~ They Gave Obama a D-




'O'Reilly Factor' producer Jesse Waters visits Florida to ask spring breakers what they know about the latest news of the day and also to grade President Obama on his performance. Obama gets a 'D' and the rest is painful because these students are clueless when it comes to current events.




Wild Thing's comment........

LOL well they are not all clueless,....at least many of them gave Obama a D and a D- .



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March 19, 2012

Young Boy in Wheelchair Gets a Pat-Down From TSA (Video)




Young Boy in Wheelchair Gets a Pat-Down From TSA
In a wheelchair because he's wearing a cast on his leg.

A toddler in a wheelchair is stopped by the TSA at ORD (O'Hare Airport in Chicago). The boy is wearing a cast on his leg. Not only is he given a pat-down, TSA swabs the wheelchair and the cast for explosives.

A toddler in a wheelchair is stopped by the TSA at ORD (O'Hare Airport in Chicago) and forced to into a sequestered area. On his way to a family vacation in Disney, this 3 year old boy is in a body cast for a broken leg. Despite assurances from his father that "everything is ok", he is physically trembling with fear while he watches his two siblings, mother, father, grandfather and grandmother pass through along with everyone else...only to be singled out.

He simply does not understand what is happening and why.



Wild Thing's comment.........


One can see the dear little boy is afraid he is on the verge of crying. There is no reason for them to do this to this child.


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March 13, 2012

Precious 3-Year-Old Girl Has Four-Legged Best Friend & Lifesaver (video)






3-Year-Old Girl Has Four-Legged Best Friend & Lifesaver

For Loganville, Georgia 3-year-old Alida, her dog, Mr. Gibbs, is more than just a friend, he’s a true life-saver. Alida was born with an extremely rare lung condition and in order for her to have a more normal, independent life, her parents gave her a service dog to help carry around the oxygen tank that she needs to help her breathe.




Wild Thing's comment.........

This little girl is so adorable and her trusty dog.....what a precious two they are. God bless her and her dog and her whole family.


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March 12, 2012

FOX's Peter Doocy Tests Out the Military’s New Crowd Controlling Heat Wave Weapon



'You're not gonna see it, you're not gonna hear it, you're not gonna smell it: You're gonna feel it'...




The Department of Defense revealed its Active Denial System, a nonlethal weapon used to disperse crowds, secure perimeters, and even protect ships against pirates. Fox News’ Peter Doocy tested out the new tool, describing what it felt like firsthand on Fox and Friends.

The device is neither radioactive nor is it a laser beam. The waves can fire up to 1,000 meters away and are designed to target the subject in the line of sight, getting the part of their body it touches really hot so that they move. Peter reported that you can’t see it, hear it or smell it. One official described it as a method that allows them to “Shoot first and ask questions later. Normally you can’t do that.”

Peter tried it out, saying it felt like 1,000 degrees when he was hit with the heat ray. “I’ve never been inside a tub that somebody dropped a hairdryer in, but I would imagine that’s what it feels like,” he said. After about 1.5 seconds, 1/64 of an inch of his skin was 130 degrees, but the DOD says there aren’t any lingering effects. Researcher Stephanie Miller explained, “There’s no cancer risk, there’s no risk to a fetus or reproductive capability. It’s just heat.”




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Wild Thing's comment.........

Interesting, I sure would not want to get hit with this. But for the terrorists, pirates like he says or ...... that is ok.


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March 08, 2012

Woman Wins a Million Dollars in Lottery But Still Wants Her Food Stamps ~ Throw Her In Jail!!



Amanda Clayton still getting food stamps in MI after winning lottery last fall.


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Wild Thing's comment......

This is so disgusting to me. I swear she should be thrown in jail . And so should the people in charge of allowing this kind of thing to continue.


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March 06, 2012

Mercedes‘ ’Invisible’ Car.... Here’s the Awesome Video





Business Insider

The whole thing is a “publicity stunt,” writes Mashable, in order to show how the new Mercedes F-Cell hydrogen car has zero emissions (save for water). The clever line is that it’s essentially “invisible to the environment.” And while that is up for debate (after all, what about all the coal burned to manufacture the parts for the car?) the truth is the video below shows how it’s at least nearly invisible to the naked eye.

Mercedes says its hydrogen-powered drive system is “ready for series production,” but other reports have its commercialization set for 2014. However, fuel-cell technology is still notoriously expensive, partly because hydrogen is a difficult fuel to store and transport. The materials needed to create a viable fuel-cell are still hovering in the pricey stratosphere.


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Wild Thing's comment........

I can‘t say that it’s not cool. But, it is accident just trying to happen.

The military has actually alrady been doing some things like this.


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March 04, 2012

Parahawking in Alicante Spain~ Amazing Video Of Hang Glidimg Among The Hawks






Video Of Hang Glidimg Among The Hawks. Man and Predator flying together.


Parahawking in Alicante Spain

The 19th annual FAI Pre-World Hang Gliding Championship was held in Forbes between January 5th and January 14th, 2012. The weather for this world class event was extraordinary as 16 of 18 days were flyable.

Over 100 pilots from 17 countries took part in this Australian competition. With 40 pilots entered into the competition, the Australian pilots dominated much of the event by placing 3 of the top 4 positions and finishing 4 of the top 10 spots overall. Australian pilot, Rohan Holtkamp, won the Pre-Worlds down-under.


Wild Thing's comment.........


So beautiful and how they did this, I love how the Hawk trusts them and is a part of what they did. Amazing.


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February 27, 2012

Sturgeon Bay cat saves owner's life



A break from politics.................






Amy Jung of Sturgeon Bay credits her newly adopted cat, Pudding, with helping save her life the day she brought him home. The cat woke Jung from a diabetic reactive seizure and went to get help. / Tina M. Gohr/Gannett Wisconsin Media


Sturgeon Bay cat saves owner's life

Feline wakes woman from diabetic seizure


Most of us are, by now, familiar with the idea of “seizure dogs” and “therapy dogs” who assist owners with special medical needs. But a seizure cat? Keep this in mind if you’re ever considering rescuing a feline from the local shelter.


STURGEON BAY — A Sturgeon Bay woman has a lot to be thankful for after her newly adopted cat woke her from an insulin reaction just hours after bringing him home.

Amy Jung and her son, Ethan Jung, originally went to the Door County Humane Society on Feb. 8 to play with the cats, not to bring one home. Then Jung, 36, saw Pudding lying on a counter. She made a quick decision to adopt Pudding and his pal Wimsy.


When the Jungs arrived home, the 21-pound, orange-and-white Pudding made himself right at home, acting as if he had always been there.


"He just really took right over. Really second nature," she said.


At around 9:30 p.m., she went to bed and about 1½ hours later, the prodigious kitty came to her rescue.


Jung, who was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 4, started to have a seizure. According to Jung, Pudding planted his weight on her chest and, when he could not wake her, began swatting her face and biting her nose.


"Anything he could to pull me out of it (the seizure)," she said.


It worked. She woke up and the convulsions stopped long enough for her to call to her son for help. When Ethan did not respond to the calls, the cat ran to his room and jumped on his bed.


Ethan later told her that he didn't know anything was wrong until the giant cat landing on the bed woke him up.

Jung is convinced that she would not have survived the night if Pudding had not intervened.

"If something or someone hadn't pulled me out of that, I wouldn't be here," she said.


The next day she spoke with her doctor about her seizure and her cat's unusual actions. The doctor told her he had heard of animals alerting their owners to a health crisis but had never known anyone who had experienced it.


"Realistically you can't be without him," he told her. Jung is registering Pudding as a therapy animal.


Pudding will also sit at her feet and meow when her blood sugar is low, she said.


At first sight Pudding's only significant attribute is that he is really, really big. As Jung, wearing a red Humane Society fleece, told her story, Pudding lay curled on the couch apparently unaware of his new role in her life.


Carrie Counihan, Door County Humane Society executive director, has known the laidback cat on and off for years and finds the story believable.


"I think it's an amazing story, and I knew Pudding pretty well from his time at the shelter," Counihan said.


Pudding, born July 2003, was originally surrendered to the Humane Society in February 2008 due to his owner's allergies. In April 2008 he was adopted and lived with his last owner until January, when she died.


When Pudding and Wismy came to the shelter, Pudding would lounge on Counihan's desk, never acting pesky.
Hearing that Pudding had acted out of character was enough to convince her.


"That, for me, makes the story really stand out," she said. "That he was sensing something and reacting to it."


The Humane Society is glad that there is a happy ending for both Pudding and Jung.


"We're glad that she called us (about what happened) and that Pudding went into her family that day," Counihan said.




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And here is a video below that relays the story of another cat who saved a different woman who was having a heart attack.


Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy



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Wild Thing's comment.........
Dogs and cats are awesome and it is such a special relationship with both or either of them.


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February 12, 2012

Whitney Houston dies at 48 , Rest in Peace Whitney a True legend ~Whitney Singing Gospel and I will always love you (videos)



Legendary singer Whitney Houston was found dead Saturday at a Beverly Hills, California, hotel.



Whitney Houston was an amazing gospel singer. Listen and watch her rendition performances of Amazing Grace, I love the Lord, I Believe, A quiet Place, Jesus loves me, This Day, Do you hear what I hear.


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Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You


If I
Should stay
I would only be in your way
So I'll go
But I know
I'll think of you every step of
the way ..................


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This was during the time period of the Persian Gulf War.1991....Whitney Houston sang the National Anthem at the Superbowl.

Whitney Houston Sings “The Star-Spangled Banner” Prior to Super Bowl XXV – 1991



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Wild Thing's comment......

Her voice was so pure, so beautiful!! Rest in Peace Whitney a True legend


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January 23, 2012

The F-35's First Night Flight



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The F-35's First Night Flight


The F-35 is the state-of-the-art strike fighter destined to become the standard allied military jet of the 21st century.

Hoping to maintain approval for the F-35, Lockheed Martin's public relations team is not letting up in its efforts to keep the fighter in the public eye and they've released some pretty cool pictures of the fighter's first night flight.

At the same time, Lockheed has been fighting to get the Marine Corps' version of the strike plane off the "probation" imposed upon it by former defense secretary Robert Gates, and back on track — following the success of this flight — it looks like they've succeeded.

The F-35A performed well in straight approaches at dawn, and dusk, with the cockpit lighting described as the best test pilot Mark Ward had ever seen.

While not the F-35B model threatened by Gates, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta pulled the Marine's model off probation and put it back on course.




Wild Thing's comment.........

Awesome photos of the F-35.



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Marine Amphibious Warfare Taskforce ( totally cool a MUST see Video)




Official ADAPTIV Teaser Video, BAE Systems


The group's ongoing work will give the Marines "the seed corn for the changes" needed to update amphibious ops to the modern day battlefield, Mills said during his speech at the Surface Warfare Association's annual symposium.

WASHINGTON: A special Marine Corps task force created specifically to drag the service's amphibious operations into the 21st century will be sticking around for awhile longer, according to a top service general.

The current Amphibious Capabilities Working Group will be renamed the Ellis Group and be permanently assigned to Marine Corps headquarters in Quantico, Lt. Gen. Richard Mills, head of Marine Corps Combat Development Command said last week. The name pays homage to former Marine Lt. Col. Earl Ellis, considered to be the founding father of amphibious warfare. The group's ongoing work will give the Marines "the seed corn for the changes" needed to update amphibious ops to the modern day battlefield, Mills said during his speech at the Surface Warfare Association's annual symposium. Created last September, the group already wrapped up its initial review of Marine Corps amphib ops, the three-star general said. Group members will submit their final recommendations to top service brass by the end of this month, according to a service spokesman. Those recommendations will likely be folded into the Corps' upcoming large-scale amphibious exercise, dubbed "Bold Alligator", set for next month.




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Wild Thing's comment..........


This is so neat how they do this. God bless our troops..



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January 14, 2012

Tebow and Our Troops! Loving This Photo!






H/T: The Right Scoop



Wild Thing's comment........


I love this, God bless our troops they truly are awesome. And God bless Tebow!



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January 13, 2012

Our Media and Taliban Leaders Condemned The Video of US Marines pi$$ing on three dead Taliban fighters ~ Apparently It is OK Though When Taliban Behead Our Troops!








Panetta assures Afghans of full probe into video

Here is the link to the full article.......CLICK HERE.

The Taliban is upset with the video even though they use snuff videos of attacks on US Marines as a recruiting tool.
The AP reported:

The reaction from Afghanistan was angry.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai condemned the video as “completely inhumane.” The Afghan Defense Ministry called it “shocking.” And the Taliban issued a statement accusing U.S. forces of committing numerous “indignities” against the Afghan people.

“First they killed the Afghans with mortars, and they then urinated on their bodies,” Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said. “We strongly condemn this inhumane action by the wild American soldiers.”





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Wild Thing's comment........

So what! Our troops are awesome! Good for them!! The R.O.E.’s they have had to be under from the vile Obama, no wonder our troops get ticked off and frustrated. The community organizer Obama has not clue what our troops are up against and could care less about them. He is not worth one ounce of respect from our troops.
And what does the Taliban do to our troops? They behead them, cut the ones up in little pieces they have kidnapped. But oh that’s right the media does not care about that, they only want to make a big deal about what our troops do. sheesh!

I realize our troops are supposed to be good and good examples of America. BUT I am so fed up with how Obama and his ilk have treated our troops. And the Code Pink people etc. holding signs saying Kill the Officers, Kill our troops. Enough!


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January 06, 2012

Hero Navy Seal Sharpshooter Chris Kyle Shares His Story On Opie and Anthony Radio Show


Navy Seal Sharpshooter Chris Kyle talks to Opie and Anthony about the time he punched Jesse Ventura in the face.


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If you are interested like I am here is the full interview with this wonderful Hero.




Wild Thing's comment......

Thank you Chris Kyle for all you have done!!!



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January 01, 2012

Occupiers Kicked Out Of Iowa Coffee Shop ~ Good!!!






Occupiers were shown the door when the owner of an Iowa coffee shop had heard enough.

"We all have our rights," said Amy Brehm, who runs Java Joe's, where MSNBC had set up broadcast facilities in Des Moines, "but not in my place."..."I'm not one to sit by and watch things happen"





Wild Thing's comment......

Good for this coffee shop owner! More people should do this.


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December 26, 2011

Military Wives in UK Have Music Hit With Their Song ‘Wherever You Are’



The "Military Wives" singing group topped the charts in the UK this year with their smash hit "Wherever You Are."
What a beautiful song and a wonderful story.


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This video below is of them singing )Wherever You Are" .........................





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Wild Thing's comment.......

This is very special.


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December 24, 2011

Wounded Marine Inspires AP Photographer's Search


United States Marine Cpl. Burness Britt reacts after being lifted onto a medevac helicopter from the U.S. Army's Task Force Lift "Dust Off," Charlie Company 1-214 Aviation Regiment. Britt was wounded in an IED strike near Sangin, in the Helmand Province of southern Afghanistan. At the Hunter Holmes Medical Center in Richmond, Va., Britt is facing a long recovery after a large piece of shrapnel cut a major artery on his neck. During his first operation in Afghanistan he suffered a stroke and became partially paralyzed.



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United States Marine Cpl. Burness Britt walks on the grounds of the Hunter Holmes Medical Center in Richmond, Va., wearing a helmet protecting his head after part of his skull had been removed. Britt is facing a long recovery after a large piece of shrapnel from an IED in Afghanistan in June 2011 cut a major artery on his neck. During his first operation in Afghanistan he suffered a stroke and became partially paralyzed. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus) PART OF A 14-PICTURE PACKAGE BY ANJA NIEDRINGHAUS; ITALY OUT



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Wounded Marine inspires AP photographer's search


by AP photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus has covered war and conflict for 20 years. She has received a Pulitzer Prize and the Courage in Journalism award for her work. She has spent considerable time covering the Afghan conflict and spent 2 1/2 weeks in June with the U.S. Army's "Dust Off" Medevac unit in southwest Afghanistan.
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Inside the medevac helicopter in Afghanistan, U.S. Marine Cpl. Burness Britt bleeds profusely from his neck. He and two other Marines have just been hit by shrapnel, with Britt's injuries the most serious. The medevac crew chief clutches one of Britt's blood-covered hands as he is given oxygen. I take hold of the other.

With my free hand, I lift my camera and take some pictures. I squeeze Britt's hand and he returns the gesture, gripping my palm tighter and tighter until he slips into unconsciousness. His shirt is ripped, but I notice a piece of wheat stuck to it. I pluck it off and tuck it away in the pocket of my body armor.

In my 20 years as a photographer, covering conflicts from Bosnia to Gaza to Iraq to Afghanistan, injured civilians and soldiers have passed through my life many times. None has left a greater impression on me than Britt.

I knew him only for a few minutes in that helicopter, but I believed we would meet again one day, and I hoped to give him that small, special piece of wheat.

As Britt underwent surgeries and painful rehabilitation, I returned to my job with The Associated Press, yet Britt was never far from my mind. I searched for him on the Internet. I called hospitals. I wondered if he remembered me.

It's been just over six months since that day in the wheat field not far from his small combat outpost "Kajaki Dam," named for a mammoth structure the U.S., British and NATO troops have been trying to protect and repair to help produce electricity.

Afghanistan was Britt's first combat deployment and he was in Sangin, a town in Afghanistan's southwest Helmand province that has seen some of the bloodiest fighting. He knew the mission was dangerous.

He was leading a group of 10 Marines through a wheat field when there was an explosion. He doesn't know how far away, maybe a few yards. He was thrown into the air, and landed with a thump in the field, a searing hot pain raging in his neck. He had been hit by a huge piece of shrapnel from a bomb and a major artery was cut. Britt believes the improvised explosive device was hidden and somebody triggered it from a distance, though he can't say for sure.

"My only thought was my wife," he said recently from his hospital bed in Richmond, Virginia, where the 22-year-old Marine has been recuperating and rebuilding his life and health.

His speech comes with a great deal of difficulty these days, and sometimes he is hard to understand. During the many surgeries that followed his injury, he had a major stroke and is partially paralyzed on his right side.

His smile, though, is unchanged. The nurses at the Hunter Holmes Medical Center in Richmond, where we met for the first time since the helicopter ride, call him "Sunshine" because their youngest patient is always joking and in a good mood.

It was his courage and smile I remember so vividly. After he was wounded, he smiled briefly when he reached the helicopter, as if to reassure us he would be OK.

It was June 4. I was embedded with the U.S. Army "Dust Off" medevac unit, a group that moves quickly, with little concern for their own safety. When the call came that Britt had been hit, the description of his wounds let everyone know it was serious. Within five minutes, the unit was at his side.

Marines from the 2nd Battalion 12th Marines, 3rd Marine Division rushed out of the nearby bushes carrying Britt. We were quickly airborne.

In the helicopter, the scene was one of quiet courage. No words were spoken, no screams of pain. Blood was everywhere.

Britt was moving his legs, checking to see if they were still there. When he realized they were, he smiled once again. The crew chief, Jennifer Martinez, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, held Britt's hand. Another wounded Marine, Lance Cpl. Joshua Barron, looked at his buddy and cried. I had Britt's other hand in mine.

We left Britt at our small outpost called Camp Edi, where medical staff provided the first round of treatment before transferring him to Camp Bastion. From there, he went to the U.S. Military Hospital in Landstuhl, Germany. He was then taken to Bethesda Hospital in Washington and finally to Hunter Holmes McGuire Medical Center in Richmond.

I traveled to Germany, and then to Switzerland where I am based for AP. I kept the piece of wheat with me, carefully stowed away in a small jewelry box.

My search for Britt started almost as soon as I got back to Geneva. I emailed the Marines and the Army, but all they said was that Britt was still in serious condition.

I got in touch with patients at Walter Reed Hospital, where many of the seriously wounded were taken, but they didn't know Britt.

I searched the Internet for his name for weeks. Then one evening, like so many before, I was on the Web and I thought I would play around with the spelling of his name. I immediately discovered I had his first name wrong. That day in the helicopter, I was told his name was Burmess. It was actually Burness.

When I entered the correct name, I found articles about Britt. His local paper in Georgetown, South Carolina, had done a story on him.

I wrote the newspaper several times but got no reply. Then I called the AP bureau in South Carolina. The news editor there gave me the phone number of Britt's father, Neal.

I thought my perseverance had paid off, but there was another setback — the number was out of order.

I refused to give up. A few weeks later, the news editor found another phone number. This time it rang, but no one picked up. I kept calling, every evening for about a week.

Eventually, I found Britt on Facebook. He accepted my friend request and at last, it looked like I we would finally be able to connect. But when I sent him messages, there was no reply.

I worried that he didn't want to reconnect. Maybe he wanted to forget that day in Helmand and everyone involved.

I soon found out that wasn't the case. His paralysis made it nearly impossible for him to chat over the Internet, but I noticed on his Facebook page that he was at the hospital in Richmond. I tracked down the number with the help of an AP photographer in Richmond and when I called, a nurse answered.

I heard her yell: "Britt, there is a phone call for you from a photographer in Switzerland who was there in Afghanistan when you got picked up."

The next thing I heard was Britt's voice. He sounded relieved that I had found him by phone. The memories of Helmand flooded through my head. I fumbled my words. I wanted to come to Richmond, meet him, interview him, show him the images of that day, give him the wheat sheaf and talk about his recovery. I had so many questions.

He listened and in a gentle, soft voice, he said: "Yes, ma'am, I would like to see you. Come."

When we finally met Dec. 13 at the hospital, I saw him in the distance. He walked with difficulty, trying to control his right arm and leg. He was wearing a plastic helmet to protect his head where part of the skull had been removed. His brain had swollen to nearly twice its size because of his injuries and doctors had to open the skull to relieve the pressure.

His helmet had a camouflage cover on it emblazoned with the 3rd Marine Division emblem on its side.

He saw me and that warm smile crossed his face again. He hugged me. Like that day in the helicopter when I held his hand, it seemed he did not want to let go. He kept repeating: "Oh man, it is so good to see you."

In his room, his dark brown eyes sparkled and he tried to tell jokes. He explained what he had been through since we had last seen each other.

Doctors put him into a coma for a month and when he woke up, he was he was at the hospital in Virginia.

He had just started to regain his speech, working his way back from months of "thumbs up, thumbs down conversation," says his 22-year-old wife, Jessica.

He will undergo more surgeries next year to rebuild his skull.

Sitting on his bed, he looked at me and asked: "Did you bring some pictures with you?" He wanted to see those moments in the helicopter.

He studied each photo. When he looked up, he had tears in his eyes. "Thank you so much," he said.

I pointed to one of the pictures with the piece of wheat. I told him I had brought it with me. He couldn't believe it.

We reminisced about Afghanistan. He talked about his Marine buddies, those he had served with and friends who were seriously injured or killed.

He lifted his left arm to his chest, where he has a Marine Corps tattoo.

"The love for the Marines is deep in my heart, they are my family," he said. "I want to return immediately back to Afghanistan to help them keep fighting."

I left the piece of wheat with Britt. He said it was his new lucky charm.


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Wild Thing's comment.......

Marine Cpl. Burness Britt thank you for your heart and pasion of love for our country and for your service. We will never ever forget the sacrifices you have made along with all that have served and serve today.

You will be in our thoughts and prayers along with our gratitude.



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December 19, 2011

North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-Il is Dead ~ GOOD! See Video Of His Killing Fields of Death and Torture





North Korean Announcer Reveals News that “Dear Leader” Kim Jong-il is Dead


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North Korean Killing Fields 1 - A modern-day Mauthausen: Camp 22, North Korea, a hidden place of death and torture for the 50,000 men, women, and children who live and die there.


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Wild Thing's comment.........

The news said his son will take over and he is supposed to be just like his father.


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November 25, 2011

'Company Policy: We are not hiring until Obama is gone' ~ Good For This Patriot!






A west Georgia business owner is stirring up controversy with signs he posted on his company's trucks, for all to see as the trucks roll up and down roads, highways and interstates:

"New Company Policy: We are not hiring until Obama is gone."

"Can't afford it," explained the employer, Bill Looman, Tuesday evening. "I've got people that I want to hire now, but I just can't afford it. And I don't foresee that I'll be able to afford it unless some things change in D.C."


Wild Thing's comment........


The only people IMO that would not like this would be Obama voters. This is a brave man and doing the smart thing. How the heck can a person expand their company etc. when Obama keeps destroying everything in sight.

God bless this man!



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November 22, 2011

Lech Walesa Unveils Reagan Statue in Warsaw: “Without Reagan There Would Be No Poland”




Walesa unveils one more for the 'Gipper'

News from Poland


The former Solidarity leader said that “as a participant in these events,” it was “inconceivable” that such changes would have come about without the last American president during the post-1945 cold-war era.

Walesa added that thirty years ago, it seemed that the fall of the communist system would not be possible without a nuclear war.

The bronze statue of Reagan has been installed not far from the American Embassy, on Ujazdowskie Avenue, one of the capital’s most picturesque thoroughfares.

A statement from President Barack Obama was read out to the guests attending the ceremony, which said that: “The location of this monument is a fitting reminder of the close ties between the American and Polish people, and a tribute to the strong support the United States gave Poland during its long struggle to free itself from communist rule”.

The three-metre high monument, designed by sculptor Wlaydyslaw Dudek, depicts Reagen nicknamed ‘the Gipper’ making his famed 1987 speech at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate.

During the Berlin address Reagan called on his Russian counterpart, President Gorbachev, to “tear down this wall.”


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Wild Thing's comment........

God bless Poland and Walesa.

Eat your heart out Obama the most hated President.


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November 16, 2011

At Tomb of the Unknown ....Guard Silences Disrespectful Crowd





Tomb of the Unknown Guard Silences Disrespectful Crowd


ARLINGTON, Va. - Video posted online shows a guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington, Virginia silencing a crowd after laughter is heard.

Usually the guards patrol in silence.

However, after the disruption, the solder stops and addresses the onlookers.

"It is requested that everyone maintains a level of silence and respect," he said as he stopped in stance.


The crowd fell silent.

The guard continued his patrol.

No other disruptions were reported that day.


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ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE, MARINES, COAST GUARD


Wild Thing's comment........

Horrible how people treat being there with such disrespect. HORRID!


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November 15, 2011

Former NYPD Officer and Marine Drags Out The Door A Filthy Occupier Trying To Disrupt Swearing-In Ceremony For NY GOP Rep. Bob Turner



Meet New York’s newest hero.


New York Post

Kevin Hiltunen, a former NYPD officer, yesterday grabbed an Occupy Wall Street demonstrator by the collar and dragged him out of a Queens school where he’d been heckling US Rep. Bob Turner at the congressman’s swearing-in ceremony.

“I guess you could say I sorted him out,” said Hiltunen, 48, his jacket and tie barely mussed after dragging the scruffy protester out on his rear end.

“All I was doing was trying to stop this historic occasion from being disrupt-ed. There is a time and place to exercise your First Amendment rights,’’ said Hiltunen, of Bergen Beach, Brooklyn, who was identified by people at the ceremony as an ex-Marine.


“This was not the time or the venue,” Hiltunen added.

Adam Weissman, 33, of Astoria, was one of three demonstrators to disrupt Turner’s local swearing-in ceremony at Metropolitan HS in Forest Hills.

Turner won the congressional seat once held by disgraced ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner by defeating Assemblyman David Weprin.

“Bob Turner has only been in office for two months and . . .” was all that the bearded heckler could blurt out before he was taken down by Hiltunen.

Holding a sign that read, “Rep. Turner [heart] the 1%,” Weissman remained seated and quiet until Turner, who was there with his wife, Peggy, took the stage about 1:30 p.m. and began to speak.

“He was close by to where I was standing, and he started yelling something about Bob Turner,” said Hiltunen, who described himself as a Turner supporter and a volunteer for his congressional campaign.

“So I grabbed him by his sweat shirt and escorted him out. I just had to do what was right. I was just here to witness this historic occasion.”

Afterward, Turner blasted the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators and praised Hiltunen.

“Protesters are on the wrong track. Socialism has been tried again and again, and it doesn’t work,” said Turner. “He picked the wrong guy to pee off.”

The no-nonsense Hiltunen said he hadn’t known Weissman was part of the raucous demonstration based at Zuccotti Park since Sept. 17.

“I’m a citizen who believes in democracy. I did not ask this man if he was part of any movement,” the former cop said.

Hiltunen was a member of the NYPD from February 1994 until June 2009, when he retired in good standing on a disability caused by an accident, a source told The Post.

Weissman, meanwhile, was unapologetic for disrupting the ceremony. After getting the boot, he was distributing OWS fliers on Metropolitan Avenue.

“Before I got grabbed by those people, I wanted to say that Bob Turner has only been in office for two months and he has already sold out his supporters,” said Weissman, adding that he twisted his ankle in the melee but otherwise was “OK.”

“How can you support a man who is a backer of free backdoor trading with China?” he asked.




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Wild Thing's comment.......

Heh heh ha ha ho ho, I love it when Veterans protect us. And he is also a retired policeman. Great stoyr and yesss take out that garbage occupier jerk. tah dah!


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October 22, 2011

Adorable Kitty Rescue






The tiny kitty in the video above was stuck in a drainpipe outside an Indianapolis school for 48 hours. Using a snake camera, a plumber rescued the little cutie. A staff member from the school adopted the kitten and named it Stormy after its drainpipe adventure.



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So cute, thank God they were able to get the kitty.


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October 18, 2011

The Horse Soldiers of 9/11






Wild Thing's comment........


This is fantastic. Thank you and God bless these Horse soldiers.



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October 10, 2011

Code Pink Protest’s 10K Run Benefiting WOUNDED WARRIORS – Rep Allen West



Thousands Run Army Ten-Miler


30,000 people were expected to compete in the 27th annual Army Ten-Miler on Sunday.

This year saw the introduction of a new start and finish line for the runners. The race began on route 110 and finish in the Pentagon North Parking Lot. In between, runners crossed into Washington, D.C. via the Memorial Bridge, circled around the Watergate complex and skirted the south side of the National Mall before doubling back and recrossing the Potomac via the George Mason Memorial Bridge.


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Code Pink Protest’s 10K Run Benefiting WOUNDED WARRIORS – Rep Allen West


From LTC Rep. Allen West:

Just finished running Army Ten Miler…and unofficial time was 1 hr 29 mins and change, great seeing many old friends and former bosses.

However, what struck me as shameful was Code Pink being out on the run course protesting. There were many Wounded Warriors doing the wheelchair race and running with their prosthetic devices. Perhaps Code Pink does not realize that those “Army Strong” men and women make it possible for them to stand on Independence Ave and demean their service, sacrifice, and commitment…….Land of the Free because we are the Home of the Brave!” Army Strong!


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Wild Thing's comment........

Code Pink is so horrible, they really are sub human beings.



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September 24, 2011

Mitt Romney and Why Liberals and RINO's Like Him





Wild Thing's comment........

Not what I would wish for as a candidate.


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September 17, 2011

Reno Air Show Plane Crash Airplane Crashes Into Stands At National Championship




Plane Crashes Into Crowd at Nevada Air Race, Killing 3, Injuring More Than 50


FOX News

RENO, Nev. — An airplane crashed Friday into a crowd attending an air race here, injuring dozens in what one event official described as a “mass-casualty situation.”

A medical official later said more than 75 people had been injured, including 25 critically. There was no official word on deaths, though one report put the toll as high as 12 and the crash near the grandstands left a horrific scene of bodies and wreckage.

A World War II-era fighter plane flown by a veteran Hollywood stunt pilot plunged Friday into the edge of the grandstands during a popular air race, killing three people, injuring more than 50 spectators and creating a horrific scene strewn with smoking debris.

The plane, piloted by 74-year-old Jimmy Leeward, spiraled out of control without warning and appeared to disintegrate upon impact. Bloodied bodies were spread across the area as people tended to the victims and ambulances rushed to the scene.


Authorities were investigating the cause, but an official with the event said there were indications that mechanical problems were to blame.

Maureen Higgins of Alabama, who has been coming to the air races for 16 years, said the pilot was on his third lap when he lost control.

She was sitting about 30 yards away from the crash and watched in horror as the man in front of her started bleeding after debris hit him in the head.

"I saw body parts and gore like you wouldn't believe it. I'm talking an arm, a leg," Higgins said "The alive people were missing body parts. I am not kidding you. It was gore. Unbelievable gore."

Among the dead was Leeward, of Ocala, Fla., a veteran airman and movie stunt pilot who named his P-51 Mustang fighter plane the "Galloping Ghost," according to Mike Houghton, president and CEO of Reno Air Races. Officials earlier said Leeward was 80.

Renown Regional Medical Center spokeswoman Kathy Carter confirmed that two others died, but did not provide their identities.

Stephanie Kruse, a spokeswoman for the Regional Emergency Medical Service Authority, told The Associated Press that emergency crews took a total of 56 injury victims to three hospitals. She said they also observed a number of people being transported by private vehicle, which they are not including in their count.

Kruse said of the total 56, at the time of transport, 15 were considered in critical condition, 13 were serious condition with potentially life-threatening injuries and 28 were non-serious or non-life threatening.

"This is a very large incident, probably one of the largest this community has seen in decades," Kruse told The Associated Press. "The community is pulling together to try to deal with the scope of it. The hospitals have certainly geared up and staffed up to deal with it."

The P-51 Mustang, a class of fighter plane that can fly at speeds in excess of 500 mph, crashed into a box-seat area in front of the grandstand at about 4:30 p.m., race spokesman Mike Draper said. Houghton said Leeward appeared to have "lost control of the aircraft," though details on why that happened weren't immediately known.

Houghton said at a news conference hours after the crash that there appeared to be a "problem with the aircraft that caused it to go out of control." He did not elaborate.

He said the rest of the races have been canceled as the NTSB investigates.

KRNV-TV weatherman Jeff Martinez, who was just outside the air race grounds at the time, said the plane veered to the right and then "it just augered straight into the ground."

"You saw pieces and parts going everywhere," he said. "Everyone is in disbelief."

Tim Linville, 48, of Reno, said the pilot appeared to lose partial control off the plane when he veered off course and flew over the bleachers near where Linville was standing with his two daughters.

"I told the girls to run and the pilot pulled the plane straight up, but he couldn't do anything else with it," Linville told the AP. "That's when it nosedived right into the box seats."

Linville said after the plane went straight up, it barrel rolled and inverted downward, crashing into an area where at least 20 people were sitting.

"If he wouldn't have pulled up, he would have taken out the entire bleacher section," and hurt thousands of people, Linville said.

Linville said the plane smashed into the ground and shattered like an enormous water balloon, sending shrapnel and debris into the crowd.

"It was just flying everywhere," he said.

Leeward, the owner of the Leeward Air Ranch Racing Team, was a well-known racing pilot. His website says he has flown more than 120 races and served as a stunt pilot for numerous movies, including "Amelia" and "Cloud Dancer."

In an interview with the Ocala (Fla.) Star-Banner last year, he described how he has flown 250 types of planes and has a particular fondness for the P-51, which came into the war relatively late and was used as a long-range bomber escort over Europe. Among the famous pilots of the hot new fighter was WWII double ace Chuck Yeager.

"They're more fun. More speed, more challenge. Speed, speed and more speed," Leeward said.

Leeward talked about racing strategy in an interview Thursday with LiveAirShow TV while standing in front of his plane.

"Right now I think we've calculated out, we're as fast as anybody in the field, or maybe even a little faster," he said. "But uh, to start with, we didn't really want to show our hand until about Saturday or Sunday. We've been playing poker since last Monday. And uh so, it's ready, we're ready to show a couple more cards, so we'll see on Friday what happens, and on Saturday we'll probably go ahead and play our third ace, and on Sunday we'll do our fourth ace."

Houghton described Leeward as "a good friend."

"Everybody knows him. It's a tight-knit family. He's been here for a long, long time," Houghton said.

He also described Leeward as a "very qualified, very experienced pilot" and that he was in good medical condition. He also suggested Leeward would have made every effort to avoid casualties on the ground if he knew he was going to crash.

"If it was in Jimmy's power, he would have done everything he possibly could," Houghton said.

The National Championship Air Races draws thousands of people to Reno every year in September to watch various military and civilian planes race. They also have attracted scrutiny in the past over safety concerns, including four pilots killed in 2007 and 2008. It was such a concern that local school officials once considered whether they should not allow student field trips at the event.

The competition is like a car race in the sky, with planes flying wingtip-to-wingtip as low as 50 feet off the sagebrush at speeds sometimes surpassing 500 mph. Pilots follow an oval path around pylons, with distances and speeds depending on the class of aircraft.


The FAA and air race organizers spend months preparing for air races as they develop a plan involving pilot qualification, training and testing along with a layout for the course. The FAA inspects pilots' practice runs and brief pilots on the route maneuvers and emergency procedures.




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Wild Thing's comment.........

Very sad!! Prayers for all involved.


This is the report from the official press conference they did and some of the things in this report are more accurate then the article above:


3 Dead, including the pilot.

54 transported to hospital, 8 serious condition.

Pilot was 74, and a true expert.

Did NOT crash “Into the stands”!

Did crash a few (unspecified) yards in front of the box-seat stands, shrapnel from the crash caused death & injury.


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September 09, 2011

Massive Power Outage Hits 5 Million in San Diego and Other US Southwest Areas and Mexico



Segments of the California National Guard were placed on alert Thursday night that they needed to be ready to mobilize immediately if called upon by communities affected by the power outage.




Massive power outage hits San Diego


SAN DIEGO


A major power outage hit San Diego County, Imperial County and parts of Orange County Thursday, leaving residents throughout the region without power.

The outage knocked out power at the Fox 5 studios at about 3:40 p.m.

San Diego Gas and Electric officials were scrambling to find out the cause of the outage. They said they would have a news conference when they have more information. The utility used Twitter to send the following message: “We understand power is out, we are working on the cause and solution. We do not have a restoration time yet”

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that its substations all over the county were without power. In addition, viewers from Chula Vista in the south to Oceanside in the north and as far east as Alpine called Fox 5 to report they were without power.
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Fox 5 Facebook fans report that the outage has also affected Tijuana and parts of Orange County.

KTLA, Fox 5’s sister station in Los Angeles, reports that parts of Orange County are without power, but Los Angeles has not been affected.

Authorities said power was out in El Centro in Imperial County. KSWT-TV reported that power was out in Yuma, Ariz., although Phoenix had power.


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Wild Thing's comment.....

WOW this is a huge area to go without power.

A frieind of mine in AZ, and said her’ power came back on . She said it was the strangest thing. She was watching tv, and Obama came on, and the second he opened his mouth to speak, they lost their power. She did find that kind of hilarious.

The News said some parts have been restored, but many areas are still without power...so not sure at this posting if all the areas have power now or not.


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August 26, 2011

Faithful Dog Named Hawkeye Stays Near Casket of Fallen Navy SEAL Throughout Funeral Service





Faithful Dog Named Hawkeye Stays Near Casket of Fallen Navy SEAL Throughout Funeral Service


Here is video on the funeral for Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson, who died in the chopper crash earlier this month after it was shot down in Afghanistan by Taliban fighters. Petty Officer Tumilson was buried in Iowa this week, and at the funeral, his devoted dog Hawkeye, stayed by his casket throughout the service.

Thank God for brave heroes like Jon Tumilson. His life and service is an example to us all, and we all stand on the shoulders of patriots like him who have literally given their lives for our nation.


Wild Thing's comment........

This made me cry.

With my whole heart I hope our troops and Veterans know how much their sacrifice means to me and how grateful. Not one will be forgotten......Never.



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August 23, 2011

Surfing Dog, Ricochet, Helps Disabled Surf




Turning disappointment into joy: From Service Dog to SURFice Dog



Surfing Dog, Ricochet, Helps Disabled Surf


There are dogs who play ball, dogs who chase cats and dogs who catch Frisbees. But near San Diego there is Ricochet, a 3-year-old golden retriever who catches waves and captures hearts.

Ricochet helps teach disabled people how to surf by acting as a canine co-pilot.

"She stabilizes the board," said Sabine Becker, who was born with no arms. "Somehow, she does it so we're not off balance. She is just standing there and just surfs with us."


Surfing isn't even Ricochet's first career. From birth, she was trained to be a service dog, a companion to someone who needed help with everyday tasks. But she is a little mischievous and likes to chase birds, poor traits for a companion who needs to provide constant attention.

Owner Judy Fridono discovered Ricochet had other ways to help.

"I wanted her to make a difference in one life, and she's touched millions and millions now," Fridono told ABC News.

Ricochet started boogie boarding at 8 weeks old and is now a pro on the surfboard. Fridono swears she adjusts her balance and stance depending on the disability of the person she is surfing with.

Ricochet is just as valuable on land: She has raised more than $100,000 for different charities on her Facebook page and her videos have gone viral, garnering more than 3 million views.

She is also a finalist for the annual "Hero Dog Award" from the American Humane Association, where she is up against a guide dog and even a military dog, all amazing animals. And while they all might rate a 10, only Ricochet can hang ten.


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Wild Thing's comment......

I love this and stories like this. Animals are so special and really make life better.



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August 15, 2011

D-Day Vets: Wind Turbines Off Normandy Beaches A ‘desecration’




D-Day vets: Wind turbines off Normandy beaches a ‘desecration’

'It will change the entire seascape, destroying a view which evokes memories of the most astonishing invasion in military history.This is sacred ground, and the French should not be allowed to alter its character'

The Daily Caller

American D-Day veterans are crying foul over a French initiative, approved last month by President Nicolas Sarkozy, to construct over one hundred 525-feet wind turbines just off the Normandy landing grounds.

Gérard Lecornu, president of the Port Winston Churchill Association of Arromanches, says the giant structures, expected to be built seven miles offshore, will be visible from the Normandy battleground beaches of Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword.

“Three million tourists come from the world over to the landing beaches. The first thing they do is look at the line of horizon from where the landings came,” he told The Daily Telegraph. “D-Day is in our collective memory. To touch this is a very grave attack on that memory.”


American veterans are weighing in with opposition and dismay. Bob Sales, the only survivor from his landing craft on D-Day, and Omaha beach veteran Bob Slaughter told The Daily Caller that the beaches are “sacred ground” and expressed their strong opposition to the building of the turbines.

Hal Baumgarten, who was wounded five times on Omaha beach, added that he considers the beaches a “shrine” to those who died and said that constructing windmills off the coast would be a “desecration.”

“I landed with the first wave on Omaha beach,” said Baumgarten. “Of course it is hallowed ground. I have been going back for the last 15 years straight — except I missed last year and this year … When I look at it I see all the bodies — we lost a lot of people on D-Day, especially on my beach where we couldn’t get any reinforcements.”


“[The windmills] will take away from the scene” Baumgarten added. “People that I know who have gone there for the first time and they are standing at the beach at low tide — even the generals — Ernie Pyle put [it like this] in his book: ‘If I didn’t see it with my own eyes I wouldn’t have believed it.’”


The need for renewable energy is not lost on these veterans. They readily acknowledge the need to find and harness new forms of energy, but the beaches of Normandy, they say, should not be tampered with.

“Obviously the need for renewable energy is an important consideration in these times,” Tim Holbert, executive director of the American Veterans Center, told TheDC. “However, that need must be balanced against the need to preserve history that was made sacred by the sacrifices of thousands of Allied men on D-Day. We owe it to them to treat their legacy with the respect it deserves.”


Military historian Paul Stillwell explained that the steadfast opposition by surviving D-Day veterans is more than understandable.

“In effect that has become sacred ground and it is a huge intrusion to put some kind of distraction like that nearby,” Stillwell said. “You could compare it to the Battle of Gettysburg. Some years ago an entrepreneur put up a large observation tower [on the Gettysburg battleground], which was considered a desecration and public opinion was such that it was finally demolished.”

“Obviously the world needs to find alternative sources of energy, but I do not think that is the place,” he added.

“I think it’s a disgusting affair,” Jack Martin, a Canadian who was among the soldiers on Juno Beach, weighed in on CTV Edmonton in Canada. “I saw so many of my buddies and friends die on Juno Beach that I figure it is very hallowed grounds.”


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Wild Thing's comment.........

I hate things anyway and to find out they are wanting to do this makes me sick. There is something seriously wrong with the people that even thought of this.



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August 14, 2011

Pawlenty Drops 2012 Presidential Bid





FOX News


Tim Pawlenty announced an end to his presidential candidacy Sunday after what he called a “disappointing” third place finish in the Ames, Iowa, straw poll.

The former Minnesota governor said he had hoped to get a jolt from the preference poll that is an early indicator of a candidate’s potential strength in the primary season.

“I’m ending my campaign for president,” Pawlenty told ABC’s “This Week,” noting that he wished the scenario had been different but voters were looking for something else.

The message Pawlenty was offering "didn't get the kind of traction or lift that we needed and hoped for coming into the and out of the Ames straw poll. We needed to get some lift to continue on and to have a pathway forward. That didn't happen," he said.

"Obviously, we had some success raising money, but we needed to continue that, and Ames was a benchmark for that. And if we didn't do well in Ames, we weren't going to have the fuel to keep the car going down the road," he added.

Pawlenty received 13 percent of the vote in the Saturday poll, which is not generally a marker of the future presidential nominee. Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann received 28 percent of the nearly 17,000 votes cast followed by Texas Rep. Ron Paul, who earned 27 percent. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum earned 9 percent and businessman Herman Cain received 8 percent.



Wild Thing's comment.......

Did anyone notice that yesterday in Iowa he was generally unable to look anyone in the eye while greeting them?
Kind of odd especially if a person wants to connect with the other person.

I am glad, Pawlenty has a way about him that rubs me the wrong way. Something in his personality that seems angry and a chip on his shoulder.


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July 29, 2011

"The eagle couldn't have picked a better person"




Star Tribune


Frank Glick, an amateur photographer, captured this amazing image at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minnesota. The eagle is perched on the gravestone of Sgt. Maurice Ruch a World War II US Army marksman.


A photograph taken by "chance" or a grace note added to a good man's life?

"Paul wondered whether a relative of the soldier might want a copy. The tail of the eagle partially covered the man's name, but Paul did some research and looked up the soldier's name in newspaper obituaries. The eagle had landed on the grave of Sgt. Maurice Ruch, who had been a member of the St. Anthony Kiwanis Club, the obituary said. Paul called the club, and it put him in touch with Jack Kiefner, Ruch's best friend. When Glick took his photo, he never could have guessed how much it was going to mean to Kiefner and Ruch's widow, Vivian.

READ on about this very special story....................


It was a crow that first caught Frank Glick's attention. It was flying around erratically, so Glick got out his Nikon camera and followed it. It was around 6 a.m. on a hazy spring day and he was driving through Fort Snelling National Cemetery because he was early for a training meeting at Delta Airlines, where he works.

Glick is an amateur photographer, but he always carries his camera, just in case. So he followed the crow, in some cultures a symbol of good luck and magic, until he saw it: a huge eagle perched on a tombstone, its eyes alert, its head craned, looking for prey. In the foreground, dew glistened on the grass.

Glick got his shot.

He didn't think too much about the photo, until he showed it to a co-worker, Tom Ryan, who e-mailed it to his brother, Paul.

Paul wondered whether a relative of the soldier might want a copy. The tail of the eagle partially covered the man's name, but Paul did some research and looked up the soldier's name in newspaper obituaries. The eagle had landed on the grave of Sgt. Maurice Ruch, who had been a member of the St. Anthony Kiwanis Club, the obituary said.

Paul called the club, and it put him in touch with Jack Kiefner, Ruch's best friend. When Glick took his photo, he never could have guessed how much it was going to mean to Kiefner and Ruch's widow, Vivian.

One day this week, I met with Kiefner and Vivian Ruch in her St. Anthony condo. The actual print would be delivered later that day, but Vivian held a copy of the statuesque photo and her voice broke as she talked about Maurie, his nickname, who died from a form of Parkinson's in 2008 at age 86.

"I'm sorry," she said. "This is very emotional for me."

Maurie graduated from college in mechanical engineering in December of 1941 and enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Known for his keen eye, he became a rifle marksman and was stationed in the Aleutian Islands. He served four years in the military and earned a bronze star.

To those who knew Maurie, he was a calm and deliberate giant. He stood 6 feet, 4 inches tall, with broad shoulders, but he was also unassuming and unpretentious.

"Used to call him Mr. Precise," because of his love of order and knack for fixing things, said Vivian. The Ruches had a rotary telephone long after they became obsolete because Maurie scavenged parts and kept the phone working.

"He could work a slide rule like nobody else," said Kiefner, who was a manager at Honeywell when Maurie was there as an engineer. Kiefner and Maurie were friends for more than 60 years. Not many people can say that anymore.

Maurie also loved nature and photography, so "he would have absolutely loved this picture," Vivian said. "I told him his first love was his rifle."

On a rainy morning, Vivian spread photos of Maurie in the service, and the two old friends sat and ate banana bread and talked about a man they both loved.

They got that opportunity because a guy they didn't know, Frank Glick, caught a special moment, and he and his friends took the time to seek them out and share the photo.

I told Vivian that some cultures believe the eagle is a symbol, not only of patriotism and dignity, but a messenger between heaven and earth. She nodded solemnly.

"I'd say the eagle had a very good eye when he landed on Maurie, and he was respected," she said.

"I miss him," said Vivian as she picked up the photo. "He was a good man and a good provider."

"The eagle couldn't have picked a better person," said Kiefner. He paused. "This has been kind of fun hasn't it?"

Tears welled in Vivian's eyes.

"Yes, it's been wonderful."


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Wild Thing's comment.......


With all the bad happening. The tremendous stress these last few years has been, to be able to share a story like this makes my heart smile and thank God for these special times that NO leftie can touch.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67



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July 27, 2011

72-Year-Old Retired U.S. Marine Robbed At Gunpoint; Runs Down, Kills Thug





72-Year-Old Retired U.S. Marine Robbed At Gunpoint; Runs Down, Kill

A man who robbed a 72-year-old Texas business owner at gunpoint is dead after the owner, a Marine Corps veteran, jumped in his car and chased after him, ramming him against a metal fence.

According to the Houston Chronicle, a tall man forced his way into Kenneth Kobobel, Sr.’s office Friday morning where Kobobel had been chatting with his brother. He put a 9mm handgun to Kobobel’s head, demanded money from them and screamed “You’re dead!”

He emptied the contents of the brother’s wallet and Kobobel handed him $20. Not satisfied with the amount, Kobobel said the man patted him down and upon finding a wad of bills totaling $800 yelled, “You lied to me! You’re dead!”

Kobobel said robber struck him on the head with the barrel of the gun and ran off, warning them to wait before calling 911.

Once he left, Kobobel called 911 and went outside, asking neighbors if they had seen which way he went. He then got into his car and sped off in pursuit.

Kobobel’s son, Kenneth Kobobel, Jr., who pulled up just as his father was leaving, said he wasn’t surprised his father went after the robber.

“He’s an ex-Marine,” he told the Chronicle. “He doesn’t put up with a whole lot of nothing.”

Kobobel said he spotted the robber in a strip mall parking lot, and when the robber saw Kobobel coming he raised his gun and fired at least once. Kobobel rammed him with his car, then did so again when the man prepared to fire again.

Police are calling details about the incident sketchy and are trying to determine if another vehicle might have assisted Kobobel.

Once Kobobel got out of his car, he said he saw the man lying on the ground and kicked the gun away.

“I thought it was good that I caught this jerk who’d robbed me,” Kobobel told the Chronicle. “But what I didn’t like was that this man was laying there and his life was ebbing away. I’m a Christian, and I wouldn’t want to see anybody die.”



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Wild Thing's comment.....

Good for this Marine! If more thugs were taken down like this it would discourage it happening so often. The liberal judges let them out of jail and back on the street.





....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67



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July 24, 2011

Walter Reed To Close After More Than A Century




Walter Reed to close after more than a century

WASHINGTON (AP)


Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the Army's flagship hospital where privates to presidents have gone for care, is closing its doors after more than a century.

Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., many of them wounded warriors, make the five-mile move to the National Naval Medical Center.

The relocation will mark a historic moment in both iconic institutions’ histories and one of the final milestones before they officially merge to become the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.


The new Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, which the staff here refers to simply as “Walter Reed Bethesda,” promises to take military medicine to a whole new level as it provides a central hub for specialized care, Bitonti said.

Hundreds of thousands of the nation's war wounded from World War I to today have received treatment at Walter Reed, including 18,000 troops who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

President Dwight Eisenhower died there. So did Gens. John J. Pershing and Douglas MacArthur.

It's where countless celebrities, from Bob Hope to quarterback Tom Brady, have stopped to show their respect to the wounded. Through the use of medical diplomacy, the center also has tended to foreign leaders.

The storied hospital, which opened in 1909, was scarred by a 2007 scandal about substandard living conditions on its grounds for wounded troops in outpatient care and the red tape they faced. It led to improved care for the wounded, at Walter Reed and throughout the military. By then, however, plans were moving forward to close Walter Reed's campus.

Two years earlier, a government commission, noting that Walter Reed was showing its age, voted to close the facility and consolidate its operations with the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., and a hospital at Fort Belvoir, Va., to save money.

"For many of the staff members, even though they know that this is the future of the military health system, in a way, it's still like losing your favorite uncle, and so there is a certain amount of mourning that is going on and it is an emotional time," said Col. Norvell Coots, commander of the Walter Reed Health Care System.


The new facility will be called the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. It will consolidate many of Walter Reed's current offerings with the Navy hospital.

"Frankly, I will say it's with a heavy heart that Walter Reed closes. I don't know. I know that there was a process for that decision, but we've lost a great, important part of history," said Susan Eisenhower, granddaughter of the former president.


She recalled bringing to the hospital a birthday cake she had baked for her grandfather, who spent the last several months before his death in 1969 in a special suite where politicians and foreign leaders visited him.

There are countless pieces of history throughout the campus.

At the rose garden, some nurses from the Vietnam War era were said to have married their patients. The memorial chapel is where President Harry S. Truman went for his first church service after taking office, following a visit with Pershing, who lived in a suite at Walter Reed for several years, said John Pierce, historian for the Walter Reed Society.

A marker identifies the spot on the hospital grounds where, long before the hospital was built, Confederate sharpshooters fired near President Abraham Lincoln, leading an officer to call Lincoln a "damned fool" and order him to the ground, according a brochure produced by Walter Reed about its history.

President Calvin Coolidge's teenage son died in the hospital from an infected blister he received while playing tennis at the White House, Pierce said. A black and white photo from 1960 shows then-Sen. Lyndon Johnson, a vice presidential candidate at the time, visiting the bedside of Vice President Richard Nixon, who was being treated for a staph infection.

Presidents now are sent to Bethesda for treatment because it's considered more secure, said Sanders Marble, senior historian with the Office of Medical History at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

The hospital was named to honor Maj. Walter Reed, an Army physician who treated troops and American Indians on the frontier. Among his medical achievements was life-saving research that proved that yellow fever was spread by mosquito. He died in 1902 at age 51 of complications related to appendicitis with a friend and colleague, Lt. Col. William C. Borden, treating him.

"I'm sure (Borden) felt very guilty about that, and over the course of the next several years, he campaigned to get money for a new hospital and of course, wanted to name it for his good friend Walter Reed," Pierce said.


The original redbrick hospital had about 80 beds, but inpatient capacity grew by the thousands during the wars of the last century. Today, it treats about 775,000 outpatients annually, and has an inpatient load of about 150. It wasn't just service members and military retirees treated at the hospital over the decades, but their families, too. Countless babies were born at the hospital into the 1990s.

Rehabilitation for the wounded, including care for amputees, has been an important part of the mission since it opened. The wounded commonly spend a year or longer at the hospital now, although they are more quickly moved to outpatient care.

Photos from World War I show troops at Walter Reed learning skills such as typing and knitting. During World War II, brochures distributed to the war amputees featured pictures of amputees smoking and shaving. The message was, "Your life isn't over, don't get down," Marble said.

“National Naval Medical Center will go into the history books, just like Walter Reed Army Medical Center will go into the history books as we come together to form Walter Reed Bethesda,” Bitonti said. “This will be two powerhouses coming together to form a new powerhouse that is quantifiably better than either of them separately.”




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Wild Thing's comment.........

Sad news and Walter Reed has touched so many of our lives.

They will officially merge to become the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.



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July 23, 2011

Death Toll Rises to 91 After Pair of Attacks in Norway




Death Toll Rises to 91 in Norway Attacks


OSLO — The Norwegian police on Saturday charged a 32-year-old man, whom they identified as a Christian fundamentalist with right-wing connections, over the bombing of a government center here and a shooting attack on a nearby island that together left at least 91 people dead.


The police said they did not know if the man, identified in the Norwegian press as Anders Behring Breivik, was part of a larger conspiracy. He is being questioned under the country’s terrorism laws and is cooperating with the investigation, they said.

“We are not sure whether he was alone or had help,” a police official, Roger Andresen, said at a televised press conference, adding: “What we know is that he is right-wing and a Christian fundamentalist.” So far Mr. Breivik has not been linked to any anti-jihadist groups, he said.

The police said the suspect had used “a machine pistol” in the attack, but declined to provide further details.

Of the at least 84 people killed on the island, some were as young as 16, the police said on national television early Saturday. They said the death toll could rise further as they continue to search for bodies in the waters around the island.

Terrified youths jumped into the water to escape. “Kids have started to swim in a panic, and Utoya is far from the mainland,” said Bjorn Jarle Roberg-Larsen, a Labor Party member who spoke by phone with teenagers on the island, which has no bridge to the mainland. “Others are hiding. Those I spoke with don’t want to talk more. They’re scared to death.”

Many could not flee in time.

“He first shot people on the island,” a 15-year-old camper named Elise told The Associated Press. “Afterward he started shooting people in the water.”




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Norway police seek to charge 3 over bomb plot

Reuters

Norwegian security police are seeking charges against three men suspected of planning Scandinavian bomb attacks in an alleged plot with possible al Qaeda connections, state broadcaster NRK reported Friday.

After their arrest last July the three told different stories -- one admitting a plot to blow up China's embassy in Norway, one saying his target was a Danish newspaper that printed cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, and one professing his innocence.

The Norwegian Police Security Service had no immediate comment when contacted by Reuters Friday, and NRK did not say what charges the service proposed in a recommendation to Norway's prosecuting authority.

The presumed leader of the trio, Mikael Davud, an ethnic Uighur from China with Norwegian citizenship, "had plans for a bomb that was supposed to be exploded at the Chinese embassy," his attorney, Carl Rieber-Mohn, told NRK last September.

Suspect Shawan Sadek Saeed Bujak, an Iraqi Kurd with Norwegian residency, confessed to planning a bomb attack against Jyllands-Posten, the Danish newspaper that published the Mohammad cartoons in 2005, the police have said.

The third suspect, David Jakobsen, an Uzbek with Norwegian residency, has denied any illegal activity and was released from custody in October after the Norwegian Supreme Court rejected a security service appeal to keep him jailed.

On announcing their arrest last year, security service chief Janne Kristiansen said: "We believe this group has had links to people abroad who can be linked to al Qaeda, and to people who are involved in investigations in other countries, among others the United States and Britain."

In a separate case, a Danish court Friday extended the detention of four men charged with plotting an act of terrorism against the paper that published the cartoons of the Prophet. The drawings, including one showing him with a bomb in his turban, caused widespread outrage among Muslims.

(Reporting by Oslo newsroom, Editing by Mark Trevelyan)



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The 17-story building … also houses Norway’s biggest tabloid newspaper VG.”

“NATO member Norway has sometimes in the past been threatened by leaders of al Qaeda for its involvement in Afghanistan, but political violence is virtually unknown in the country.”

“CNN: Is reporting that a second explosion took place after the first one, this is a hallmark of al-Qaeda attacks, multiple bombs set to kill and maim responders and onlookers from the first attack.”


The jihadi forums are reportedly celebrating the blasts.

Update: According to The Guardian, NRK is reporting that an unknown group called “Helpers of the Global Jihad” have posted a message that this is only the beginning of the reaction to Norwegian periodicals publishing the Muhammed cartoons, according to Andrew Boyle, a journalist in Norway.

The NY Times has more on the terror group:

A terror group, Ansar al-Jihad al-Alami (the Helpers of the Global Jihad), issued a statement claiming responsibility for the attack, according to Will McCants, a terrorism analyst at CNA, a research institute that studies terrorism. The message said the attack was a response to Norwegian forces’ presence in Afghanistan and to unspecified insults to the Prophet Muhammad. “We have warned since the Stockholm raid of more operations,” the group said, apparently referred to a bombing in Sweden in December 2010, according to Mr McCants’ translation. “What you see is only the beginning, and there is more to come.” The claim could not be confirmed.




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Wild Thing's comment......

It is confusing, some reports say it was the one person then others say the bombing was not done by the killer in the above photo at the top of this post.

Prayers for the loved ones of these victims. What a horrible thing to happen!!!


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July 17, 2011

Hanoi Jane Fonda Criticizes and Spews Hate for QVC and the Far Right After Canceled TV Appearance ~ Thank You QVC, Jane's Treason will always be TREASON!



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Jane Fonda Criticizes QVC, the Far Right After Canceled TV Appearance


The Hollywood Reporter

"I am, to say the least, deeply disappointed that QVC caved to this kind of insane pressure by some well-funded and organized political extremist groups," the actress wrote on her website Saturday.

Actress Jane Fonda took to her website on Saturday criticizing the cable shopping network QVC after it canceled her appearance to promote her new book on aging, Prime Time: Love, Health, Sex, Fitness, Friendship, Spirit.


The Oscar-winning actress was set to appear on the network on Saturday, but the network felt pressure from angry callers who threatened to boycott if Fonda appeared.

"I have never shied away from talking about this as I have nothing to hide," Fonda continued. "I could have pointed out that threats of boycotts are nothing new for me and have never prevented me from having bestselling books and exercise DVDs, films and a Broadway play."


She added: "Most people don't buy into the far right lies. May people have reached out to express how excited they were about my going onto QVC and hearing about my book."


Fonda, who has criticized the U.S.' occupation of Iraq, addressed her critics. "Bottom line, this has gone on far too long, this spreading of lies about me! None of it is true. NONE OF IT!," Fonda wrote. "I love my country. I have never done anything to hurt my country or the men and women who have fought and continue to fight for us."


"I do not understand what the far right stands to gain by continuing with these myths," she explains further. "In this case, they denied a lot of people the chance to hear about a book that can help make life better and more fulfilling. I am deeply grateful for all of the support I have been getting since this happened, including from my Vietnam Veterans friends."


Fonda's book Prime Time, published by Random House, is in stores Aug. 9. Fonda has previously released My Life So Far, an autobiography that followed her life in three acts.



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Wild Thing's comment.......


"I have never done anything to hurt my country or the men and women who have fought and continue to fight for us."


BS

We will never forget Hanoi Jane in a VC uniform and helmet, manning the AA guns and yukking it up with Charlie (Viet Cong).

Good for QVC.Damn her to Hell. God bless our Vietnam Veterans and God hold dear our heroes who gave it all.

She has Americans blood on her hands.


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July 16, 2011

Russian Immigrant Living the American Dream



"Hot for Words" founder Marina becomes U.S. citizen


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Wild Thing's comment.......

Congratulations Marina!



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July 15, 2011

‘Transition’ Flying Cars Approved as ‘Street Legal’



‘Transition’ Flying Cars Approved as ‘Street Legal’





the Transition(R) "Flying Car" has now been unveiled to the world.


The vehicle costs roughly $250,000 and requires a $10,000 deposit to order one. But while that may seem pricey, owners who buy one might actually end up saving some money: developers say the vehicle gets about 30-35 miles per gallon on the road.


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Terrafugia has been developing the futuristic vehicle since 2008. Below, you can catch a glimpse of the vehicle in action courtesy of the company:


Caradvice.com confirms the Transition is the first of its kind, and gives some of the specs:

The Transition requires a 520 metres strip to take off over a 15m tall obstacle and is capable of cruising at around 200km/h. The unique craft also has a range of around 700km before it needs to land and refuel. Interestingly, the Transition apparently has an average fuel consumption of 7.8L/100km on the road.

The automobile can convert in about 30 seconds with a touch of a button, and is operated by both a steering wheel and a joystick:

It measures 19ft long and just 5ft 6ins wide when the wings are folded up, but they have a full span of 27ft.

It has a top speed of 65mph on the road, but that soars to 115mph in the air.

Drivers can convert it from a two-seater road car to a plane in less than 30 seconds with the touch of a button.

It doesn’t have a gearstick, but on the road can be controlled with brake and accelerator pedals and a steering wheel like an ordinary car. In the air it is operated with a joystick near the steering wheel.



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Wild Thing's comment.......

God bless America! I love that the American attitude is not dead. Keep inventing, keep dreaming and creating.


This car/plane is cool!!!


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July 09, 2011

Former First Lady Betty Ford Dies at 93



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Wild Thing's comment........

Prayers for the family. Rest in Peace, Mrs. Ford.



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July 08, 2011

Casey Anthony To Be Out Of Jail Next Week





Casey Anthony, acquitted of killing her daughter Caylee, will be released from jail next Wednesday, her attorney told ABC News.

Anthony, 25, was ordered today to remain in jail after Judge Belvin Perry sentenced her to four years in jail and a fine of $4,000 on her conviction of lying to law enforcement officials.

The judge gave her four consecutive jail sentences, but she has already served nearly three years and would get credit for time served as well as good behavior. Perry originally estimated Anthony could be freed in late July or early August, but Anthony’s attorney Jose Baez told ABC News that she will be released July 13.




Wild Thing's comment......

Caylee was such a beautiful little girl, this really breaks my heart.


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June 30, 2011

Obama's Department of Veterans Affairs At Fault! VA in Houston Bans Word's Lilke "God", "God Bless You", At Funerals!




American Legion member Willie Beck discusses the federal lawsuit against the Houston National Cemetery and the VA after a hearing on Tuesday before U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes.



The VA in Houston has banned using offensive words like “God,” “God bless you” and “God bless” at the Houston National Cemetery.

Chron. Houston, Texas

Local veterans and volunteer groups accuse Department of Veterans Affairs officials of censoring religious speech — including the word “God” – at Houston National Cemetery.

In one example cited in documents filed this week in federal court, cemetery director Arleen Ocasio reportedly told volunteers with the National Memorial Ladies that they had to stop telling families “God bless you” at funerals and that they had to remove the words “God bless” from condolence cards.

“It’s just unfair that somebody would ask us to take God out of our vocabulary,” said Cheryl Whitfield, founder of Houston National Memorial Ladies.


“I could’ve kept my mouth shut and let things happen, but when it comes to standing up for your belief in God and giving comfort to the families, I don’t want to regret not saying anything,” Whitfield said. “We all had to stand up for what we believe in.”

The new allegations of “religious hostility” by VA and cemetery officials follow on the heels of a controversy over Pastor Scott Rainey’s prayer in Jesus’ name at a Memorial Day service in the cemetery.


U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes ruled May 26 that the government couldn't stop Rainey from using the words "Jesus Christ" in his invocation. Hughes issued a temporary restraining order to prevent VA from censoring Rainey's prayer.

Discrimination alleged

Attorneys with the nonprofit Liberty Institute, which represented Rainey, filed an amended complaint this week after allegedly finding other instances of religious discrimination by cemetery officials against members of The American Legion Post 586, Veterans of Foreign Wars District 4 and the National Memorial Ladies, a volunteer group that attends funerals of fallen service members.

The complaint accuses VA of "a widespread and consistent practice of discriminating against private religious speech" at the cemetery.

Ocasio is on vacation and could not be reached for comment. Her assistant, Amanda Rhodes-Wharton, said she could not discuss the matter due to ongoing litigation.

According to court documents, Ocasio banned veterans organizations and volunteer groups from using certain religious words such as "God" or "Jesus," censored the content of prayer and forbade the use of religious messages in burial rituals unless the deceased's family submitted the text for prior approval.


The documents allege that VA prohibited volunteer honor guards from providing optional recitations to families for consideration, and that when burial teams conduct military honors for a veteran's funeral, a government official monitors what is said.

Chapel a 'meeting facility'

Court documents also describe the closure of the cemetery's chapel after Ocasio's appointment as director two years ago.

"The doors remain locked during Houston National Cemetery operating hours, the cross and the Bible have been removed, and the Chapel bells, which tolled at least twice a day, are now inoperative," the complaint reads. "Director Ocasio only unlocks the chapel doors when meetings or training sessions are held at the building. Furthermore, it is no longer called a 'chapel' but a 'meeting facility.' "


VA spokeswoman Jessica Jacobsen confirmed the chapel is closed but she said it has nothing to do with the litigation. "It was closed prior to Memorial Day, and it was closed because of construction," she said.

The chapel is scheduled to reopen in September when construction is complete, she said.

Jeff Mateer, general counsel for Liberty Institute, doesn't buy that explanation. The chapel's closure predates any construction, he said.

Judge grills VA's attorney

A standing-room only crowd jammed a federal courtroom in downtown Houston on Tuesday afternoon for a status conference on the case. White-haired vets lined the pews, decked out in honor guard uniforms or blue blazers decorated with American flag lapel pins. Crammed next to them were people wearing T-shirts emblazoned with eagles and Old Glory, and women costumed in the trademark black vests and white blouses of the Memorial Ladies.

Judge Hughes denied the government's motion to dismiss the case, but not before upbraiding VA's attorney, Fred Hinrichs, for being unable to answer his questions.

When Hughes asked whether the chapel was open, Hinrichs said he didn't know.

"Why not?" the judge shot back. "A phone call to the cemetery could ascertain if that is true or not."

"Yes, your honor," the attorney said.

"So the VA has been investigating for a month and hasn't come to any conclusions?" the judge pressed.

Hinrichs said some of the claims in the complaint aren't factually correct, but he wasn't prepared to give specifics.

"I don't know that they're true," the judge said, "but an afternoon on Veterans Memorial Drive and you should be able to document most of this stuff."

He gave the government until July 21 to investigate and respond to the claims in the complaint.

Veteran feels belittled

After the hearing, Vietnam veteran Nobleton Jones spoke up at a Liberty Institute press conference.

Jones said he has presented shell casings from the gun salute to veterans' grieving family members at funerals in Houston National Cemetery for the past three years.

But after a burial ceremony May 16, Jones said a government official told him he could no longer recite the words he always says when he hands over the shells: "We ask that God grant you and your family grace, mercy and peace."

The 66-year-old Houstonian said he felt belittled.

"That makes me feel smaller, even after I spent my time in the military, fighting so that people should be able to say that," he said.

"I did all this for my country and you are going to tell me what I can and can't say?"




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Wild Thing's comment.......


Obama and his administration need to be tried for TREASON!!!!!! And punished to the max!!!!

Obama's administration is at it again, but looks like the Houston judge is not buying.

"Judge Hughes denied the government's motion to dismiss the case, but not before upbraiding VA's attorney, Fred Hinrichs, for being unable to answer his questions."


Information on this Obama bitch! I never used the language I have used since obama became president. BUT honestly it is the only way I can let some of this tremendous anger out. I have such a rage toward everything he does, and everyone and everything connected to him.


Houston VA Cemetery Number (303) 914-5700

Regional Director VA Cemetery (281) 447-8686

Arleen Ocasio phone onumber 281-447-8686 (extension 206)

and her e-mail her at Arleen.ocasio@va.gov


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June 22, 2011

Different Face and Body BUT The Same...Useless Jon Huntsman and John McCain BOTH Kiss Ass To Obama!






Jon Hunstman:


Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman joined the Republican presidential contest on Tuesday, pledging to run a civil campaign and claiming that he and President Barack Obama both love the United States but have different visions of its future.

Huntsman,said he respects Obama but added that he and the president have "a difference of opinion on how to help the country we both love."

“ I don’t think you need to run down anyone’s reputation to run for president,” Huntsman told the crowd of 100 gathered at a pavilion jutting out into the Hudson River. “I respect my fellow Republican candidates. And I respect the president. He and I have a difference of opinion on how to help the country we both love.”


“But the question each of us wants the voters to answer is who will be the better president, not who’s the better American,” Huntsman said.


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Wild Thing's comment.......


Our country is at war and I am NOT talking about the many wars our troops are fighting in for all of us. I am speaking about the war against the enemy within, the enemy in our Oval Office and many of the other offices in our government. Obama's administration all of them.

The last thing we need is a kiss up to obama in any way.

Nothing like starting your campaign by saying your opponent loves his country ,while watching that opponent sell us out at every turn.


To hell with civil! I want black eyes, bloody noses, loose teeth, boxed ears and b!tch slapped RINOs.
I want to hear the wailing and gnashing of liberal teeth as they scream of injustice, unfairness, and mean-spiritedness! I want the candidates going into a debate wondering if they are going to walk out. No podiums to hide behind and maybe have the debate in a chain link cage.Then we'll see who is really committed.



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June 06, 2011

Remembering D-Day June 6, 1944



On June 6, 1944, a date known ever since as D-Day, a mighty armada crossed a narrow strip of sea from England to Normandy, France, and cracked the Nazi grip on western Europe.








June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which "we will accept nothing less than full victory." More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day's end on June 6, the Allies gained a foot- hold in Normandy.


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George S. Patton speech.......................... Somewhere in England June 5th, 1944

"Be seated."

Men, this stuff that some sources sling around about America wanting out of this war, not wanting to fight, is a crock of bullshit. Americans love to fight, traditionally. All real Americans love the sting and clash of battle.

You are here today for three reasons. First, because you are here to defend your homes and your loved ones. Second, you are here for your own self respect, because you would not want to be anywhere else. Third, you are here because you are real men and all real men like to fight. When you, here, every one of you, were kids, you all admired the champion marble player, the fastest runner, the toughest boxer, the big league ball players, and the All-American football players. Americans love a winner. Americans will not tolerate a loser. Americans despise cowards. Americans play to win all of the time. I wouldn't give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed. That's why Americans have never lost nor will ever lose a war; for the very idea of losing is hateful to an American.

You are not all going to die. Only two percent of you right here today would die in a major battle. Death must not be feared. Death, in time, comes to all men. Yes, every man is scared in his first battle. If he says he's not, he's a liar. Some men are cowards but they fight the same as the brave men or they get the hell slammed out of them watching men fight who are just as scared as they are. The real hero is the man who fights even though he is scared. Some men get over their fright in a minute under fire. For some, it takes an hour. For some, it takes days. But a real man will never let his fear of death overpower his honor, his sense of duty to his country, and his innate manhood.

Battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge. It brings out all that is best and it removes all that is base. Americans pride themselves on being He Men and they ARE He Men. Remember that the enemy is just as frightened as you are, and probably more so. They are not supermen.

All through your Army careers, you men have bitched about what you call "chicken shit drilling." That, like everything else in this Army, has a definite purpose. That purpose is alertness. Alertness must be bred into every soldier. I don't give a fuck for a man who's not always on his toes. You men are veterans or you wouldn't be here. You are ready for what's to come. A man must be alert at all times if he expects to stay alive. If you're not alert, sometime, a German son-of-an-asshole-bitch is going to sneak up behind you and beat you to death with a sockful of shit! There are four hundred neatly marked graves somewhere in Sicily, all because one man went to sleep on the job. But they are German graves, because we caught the bastard asleep before they did.

An Army is a team. It lives, sleeps, eats, and fights as a team. This individual heroic stuff is pure horse shit. The bilious bastards who write that kind of stuff for the Saturday Evening Post don't know any more about real fighting under fire than they know about fucking! We have the finest food, the finest equipment, the best spirit, and the best men in the world. Why, by God, I actually pity those poor sons-of-bitches we're going up against. By God, I do.

My men don't surrender, and I don't want to hear of any soldier under my command being captured unless he has been hit. Even if you are hit, you can still fight back. That's not just bull shit either. The kind of man that I want in my command is just like the lieutenant in Libya, who, with a Luger against his chest, jerked off his helmet, swept the gun aside with one hand, and busted the hell out of the Kraut with his helmet. Then he jumped on the gun and went out and killed another German before they knew what the hell was coming off. And, all of that time, this man had a bullet through a lung. There was a real man!

All of the real heroes are not storybook combat fighters, either. Every single man in this Army plays a vital role. Don't ever let up. Don't ever think that your job is unimportant. Every man has a job to do and he must do it. Every man is a vital link in the great chain. What if every truck driver suddenly decided that he didn't like the whine of those shells overhead, turned yellow, and jumped headlong into a ditch? The cowardly bastard could say, 'Hell, they won't miss me, just one man in thousands.' But, what if every man thought that way? Where in the hell would we be now? What would our country, our loved ones, our homes, even the world, be like? No, Goddamnit, Americans don't think like that. Every man does his job. Every man serves the whole. Every department, every unit, is important in the vast scheme of this war. The ordnance men are needed to supply the guns and machinery of war to keep us rolling. The Quartermaster is needed to bring up food and clothes because where we are going there isn't a hell of a lot to steal. Every last man on K.P. has a job to do, even the one who heats our water to keep us from getting the 'G.I. Shits.'

Each man must not think only of himself, but also of his buddy fighting beside him. We don't want yellow cowards in this Army. They should be killed off like rats. If not, they will go home after this war and breed more cowards. The brave men will breed more brave men. Kill off the Goddamned cowards and we will have a nation of brave men. One of the bravest men that I ever saw was a fellow on top of a telegraph pole in the midst of a furious fire fight in Tunisia. I stopped and asked what the hell he was doing up there at a time like that. He answered, 'Fixing the wire, Sir.' I asked, 'Isn't that a little unhealthy right about now?' He answered, 'Yes Sir, but the Goddamned wire has to be fixed.' I asked, 'Don't those planes strafing the road bother you?' And he answered, 'No, Sir, but you sure as hell do!' Now, there was a real man. A real soldier. There was a man who devoted all he had to his duty, no matter how seemingly insignificant his duty might appear at the time, no matter how great the odds.

And you should have seen those trucks on the rode to Tunisia. Those drivers were magnificent. All day and all night they rolled over those son-of-a-bitching roads, never stopping, never faltering from their course, with shells bursting all around them all of the time. We got through on good old American guts.

Many of those men drove for over forty consecutive hours. These men weren't combat men, but they were soldiers with a job to do. They did it, and in one hell of a way they did it. They were part of a team. Without team effort, without them, the fight would have been lost. All of the links in the chain pulled together and the chain became unbreakable.

Don't forget, you men don't know that I'm here. No mention of that fact is to be made in any letters. The world is not supposed to know what the hell happened to me. I'm not supposed to be commanding this Army. I'm not even supposed to be here in England. Let the first bastards to find out be the Goddamned Germans. Someday I want to see them raise up on their piss-soaked hind legs and howl, 'Jesus Christ, it's the Goddamned Third Army again and that son-of-a-fucking-bitch Patton.' We want to get the hell over there." The quicker we clean up this Goddamned mess, the quicker we can take a little jaunt against the purple pissing Japs and clean out their nest, too. Before the Goddamned Marines get all of the credit.

Sure, we want to go home. We want this war over with. The quickest way to get it over with is to go get the bastards who started it. The quicker they are whipped, the quicker we can go home. The shortest way home is through Berlin and Tokyo. And when we get to Berlin, I am personally going to shoot that paper hanging son-of-a-bitch Hitler. Just like I'd shoot a snake!

When a man is lying in a shell hole, if he just stays there all day, a German will get to him eventually. The hell with that idea. The hell with taking it. My men don't dig foxholes. I don't want them to. Foxholes only slow up an offensive. Keep moving. And don't give the enemy time to dig one either. We'll win this war, but we'll win it only by fighting and by showing the Germans that we've got more guts than they have; or ever will have. We're not going to just shoot the sons-of-bitches, we're going to rip out their living Goddamned guts and use them to grease the treads of our tanks. We're going to murder those lousy Hun cock suckers by the bushel-fucking-basket.

War is a bloody, killing business. You've got to spill their blood, or they will spill yours. Rip them up the belly. Shoot them in the guts. When shells are hitting all around you and you wipe the dirt off your face and realize that instead of dirt it's the blood and guts of what once was your best friend beside you, you'll know what to do!

I don't want to get any messages saying, 'I am holding my position.' We are not holding a Goddamned thing. Let the Germans do that. We are advancing constantly and we are not interested in holding onto anything, except the enemy's balls. We are going to twist his balls and kick the living shit out of him all of the time. Our basic plan of operation is to advance and to keep on advancing regardless of whether we have to go over, under, or through the enemy. We are going to go through him like crap through a goose; like shit through a tin horn!

From time to time there will be some complaints that we are pushing our people too hard. I don't give a good Goddamn about such complaints. I believe in the old and sound rule that an ounce of sweat will save a gallon of blood. The harder WE push, the more Germans we will kill. The more Germans we kill, the fewer of our men will be killed. Pushing means fewer casualties. I want you all to remember that.

There is one great thing that you men will all be able to say after this war is over and you are home once again. You may be thankful that twenty years from now when you are sitting by the fireplace with your grandson on your knee and he asks you what you did in the great World War II, you WON'T have to cough, shift him to the other knee and say, 'Well, your Granddaddy shoveled shit in Louisiana.' No, Sir, you can look him straight in the eye and say, 'Son, your Granddaddy rode with the Great Third Army and a Son-of-a- Goddamned-Bitch named Georgie Patton!'

"That is all."


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NORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY AND MEMORIAL




The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in France is located on the site of the temporary American St. Laurent Cemetery, established by the U.S. First Army on June 8, 1944 and the first American cemetery on European soil in World War II. The cemetery site, at the north end of its ½ mile access road, covers 172.5 acres and contains the graves of 9,387 of our military dead, most of whom lost their lives in the D-Day landings and ensuing operations. On the Walls of the Missing in a semicircular garden on the east side of the memorial are inscribed 1,557 names. Rosettes mark the names of those since recovered and identified.




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Wild Thing's comment.........

We should never forget the debt we owe to such fine men who tread into harm's way to save the world from tyranny and injustice. The calling they heard, being scared half to death, but did it anyway, a debt we can never repay. The road to Heaven is lined with servicemen and women who stood their ground and gave to the world freedom. God bless them one and all. We shall honor them by never forgetting and being ever grateful.


There is a quote by Gen. Omar Bradley that is my all time favorite. It says so much and truly says volumes about our Veterans, our troops and our Freedom.

"Freedom! No Word Was Ever Spoken That Held Out Greater Hope, Demanded Greater Sacrifice, Needed More To Be Nurtured, Blessed More The Giver, Cursed More Its Destroyer, Or Came Closer To Being God's Will On Earth.And I Think Thats Worth Fighting For." ~ General Omar Nelson Bradley




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June 04, 2011

'Gunsmoke' Legend James Arness Dies at 88




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Wounded at Anzio, Bronze Star

James Arness was severely wounded in WWII at Anzio, and his war wounds pained him ever since.



Hollywood Reporter


The 6-foot-7 actor, who also starred in the 1950s sci-fi classics "Them!" and "The Thing From Another World," thanks fans for their support with a posthumous letter on his website.

James Arness, the tall man who towered over TV screens for 20 seasons as the iconic Marshal Matt Dillon on CBS’ Gunsmoke, has died. He was 88.


Hollywood's Notable DeathsThe 6-foot-7 actor, who also starred in the 1950s sci-fi classics Them! and The Thing From Another World, passed away of natural causes Friday in his home in Brentwood, according to his business manager, Ginny Fazer. His death comes 14 months after his brother, Mission: Impossible actor Peter Graves, died of a heart attack at age 83.


“I had a wonderful life and was blessed with some many loving people and great friends,” he said. “I wanted to take this time to thank all of you for the many years of being a fan of Gunsmoke, The Thing, How the West Was Won and all the other fun projects I was lucky enough to have been allowed to be a part of. I had the privilege of working with so many great actors over the years.”


As the stoic Marshal Dillon, Arness kept the peace in rough and tumble Dodge City, Kan., on Gunsmoke, which aired on CBS from September 1955 to March 1975 for a total of 635 episodes. It set a record for the longest-running, live-action primetime series by seasons, since tied by NBC’s Law & Order.

Arness was born James King Aurness in Minneapolis on May 26, 1923. He served in the army during World War II, was wounded in his right leg and received the Purple Heart.

James Arness was studying at Beloit College when the war broke out. His ambition was to become a navy pilot, but his height, six feet and seven inches, disqualified him. His Anzio wounds landed him in the hospital for 18 months, and during that time he became involved with an acting group.

On the advice of Graves, Arness applied for and earned a job as an announcer for a radio station in the Twin Cities, then moved to Los Angeles and landed a role as Loretta Young’s brother in the 1947 film The Farmer's Daughter.

After starring in the title role as a thawed-out alien bent in eating humans in The Thing, he was spotted by John Wayne, who signed him to a contract with his production company, Batjac Prods. The actors worked together on such films as Big Jim McLain (1952), Island in the Sky (1953), Hondo (1953) and The Sea Chase (1955).

Wayne recommended Arness for the role of Marshal Dillon on Gunsmoke, which was coming to TV after beginning as a radio program in 1955. (The show ran on radio until 1961, with the rotund William Conrad voicing the lawman.)

“Go ahead and take it, Jim,” Wayne urged him. “You’re too big for pictures. Guys like Gregory Peck and I don’t want a big lug like you towering over us. Make your mark in television.”

Survivors include his wife Janet, sons Rolf and Jimmy and six grandchildren. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to United Cerebral Palsy.



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Wild Thing's comment........

James Arness was a Republican. I remember seeing him interviewed a few years ago. James Arness was a conservative and a class act.


R.I.P. James Arness

An era that slipped away forever.




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May 21, 2011

End Of The World Today ???? LOL




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The earthquake was scheduled to begin in Australia last night and the destruction and devastation roll through the timezones.

Here is their web site...Family Radio


Harold Camper said it will happen at 6 PM, on a time-zone by time-zone basis. So some folks will get a heads up. LOL





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May 17, 2011

Newt Gingrich 15 Minutes of Fame Are Done....And He Did It To HImself!


On Sunday Newt Gingrich backed Obamacare's Individual Mandate Requiring Health Insurance (Newt praises Romneycare)


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Charles Krauthammer on Newt Gingrich: “This is a Capital Offense Against (Reagan’s) Eleventh Commandment. He Won’t Recover”

The Daily Caller


As the day has progressed, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich’s comments on Sunday’s “Meet the Press” attacking House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan’s budget plan have come to haunt him. On Monday’s “Special Report,” syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer became the latest conservative figure to criticize Gingrich, calling his bid for the presidency “over.”

“This is a big deal,” Krauthammer said. “He’s done. He didn’t have a big chance from the beginning but now it’s over. Apart from being contradictory and incoherent as we saw in those two bytes you showed where he contradicted himself in the course of one day on the individual mandate – calling the Republican plan, which all but four Republican members of the House have now endorsed and will be running on, calling it radical and right-wing social engineering is deadly.”


Krauthammer’s criticism of Gingrich echoed that of many other conservatives who said that Gingrich’s words will be used against fellow Republicans in future congressional campaigns.

“I mean, I think every one of these Republican candidates running for the House is going to have a Democratic opponent who’s going to run an ad you can write today. It’s going to start even conservative Newt Gingrich, the former leader of the Republicans in the House, says ‘It’s radical, it’s social engineering.’”


Krauthammer added that Gingrich’s remarks violated Reagan’s “11th commandment.”


“Reagan had the 11th commandment,” Krauthammer said. “Thou shalt not attack fellow Republicans. This is a capital offense against the 11th commandment. He won’t recover.”




House GOP fires back at Newt Gingrich...from Politico

Various comments made by other Republicans about Newt.



Rush on Gingrich‘s ’Inexplicable‘ and ’Mind-Boggling’ Obamacare Comments


Limbaugh characterized Gingrich‘s support for a variation of Obama’s individual insurance mandate as “inexplicable” and “mind-boggling.” The top conservative radio host refused to defend Gingrich’s comments, and even was visibly annoyed while describing Gingrich’s position.

“I am not going to justify this. I am not going to explain it. The attack on Paul Ryan, the support for an individual mandate in health care? Folks, don’t ask me to explain this. There is no explanation! What do you mean, if I don’t explain it, who will? There is no explanation for it. First off, it cuts Paul Ryan off at the knees. It supports the Obama administration in the lawsuits that 26 states have filed over the mandate. I guess, what? Back in 1993, Newt supported an individual mandate, everybody should buy insurance. I am as befuddled as anyone else is what I’m telling you.”




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Paul Ryan Responds to Newt Gingrich Attack on His Medicare Plan: “With Allies Like That, Who Needs the Left”

Paul Ryan yesterday on the Laura Ingraham Radio Show reacting to comments by Newt Gingrich on Sunday attacking his plan to save Medicare. Ryan said, “With allies like that, who needs the Left!” Ryan disagreed with Gingrich’s criticism, and said the “radical” thing to do is to keep doing the same thing and let the “whole system implode on itself.”



Brit Humes just ripped Newt for his attacks on Paul Ryan plan

He looked and sounded angry and disgusted.




Hume Slams Gingrich's Hypocrisy: "Provocative Thinker" But "Promiscuous Talker"


"Now he's [Gingrich] not only disparaged a man who is a hero to many Republicans, he has handed Democrats a potent weapon against Ryan and Republicans at the moment they stand accused by the Democrats of trying to destroy Medicare. They were requiring all be responsible for healthcare. he called the idea a variation of the mandate to buy insurance which Mitt Romney passed in Massachusetts. Today, Gingrich is trying to undo it all, claiming he is against a mandate and great admirer of Paul Ryan and so on. Eepublicans must wonder what he will say next and why he said what he did. This is all vintage Gingrich who is what he has always been: A provocative thinker and promiscuous talker," FOX News' Brit Hume said on "Special Report" this evening.


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Wild Thing's comment........

Times have changed and Newt was not paying attention. He and any other rino needs to wake up and realize we have a real live walking talking enemy within! His remarks on Sunday showed how he does not get it at all.

We are facing obamacare, cap and trade, and to many things to even list here. A country that is going broke because of the spending mostly by the left.

Now he is spending his time trying to fix what he said but if you are reading this Newt forgetaboutit! That was the REAL you on Sunday and all this bs yakking now from you is just that BS.


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May 10, 2011

California Balks at Public Display of American Flag Says It’s an impermissible “public expression.”





California Balks at Public Display of American Flag


Says It’s an impermissible “public expression.”

Weekly Standard


In the small town of Orcutt, California, a private association has raised donations to erect a flagpole and monument between a highway exit and a park-and-ride lot, at the entrance to the community’s Old Town section. The pole would hang the American flag, encircled by five pillars, one each for the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. The California Department of Transportation (CalTrans), however, has stymied the effort, calling it an impermissible act of “public expression.”

The Orcutt Pioneer reports that, although the Old Town Orcutt Revitalization Association (OTORA) “intends its flag as a tribute and symbol of freedom” — which would seem to be how most Americans would view their nation’s flag — “CalTrans sees it as a form of speech or expression, something more personal than patriotic.”

OTORA, a typical Tocquevillean-style private civil association, has been fundraising for over a year to collect the necessary $60,000 to build the flagpole and monument, above which would wave a 12-by-18-foot iteration Stars and Stripes. But CalTrans has declared that its policy forbids such efforts. In a letter to OTORA, CalTrans explains that it developed its policy in response to a ruling released by a 3-judge panel of the notorious Ninth Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, a ruling that was issued in response to impromptu flag-hanging in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

The panel’s ruling demanded “viewpoint neutrality.” That is, if CalTrans was going to allow the hanging of the American flag on public land, then it must also allow the hanging of all flags — whether the British flag, the Nazi flag, or the Jolly Rogers — as well as “expressive banners” of all sorts. In its letter to OTORA, CalTrans writes,

To answer your question regarding the court’s decision in Brown v. California Department of Transportation pertaining to flying the American Flag in the State right of way, it was established that, “The display of the United States flag constituted expressive activity, within the meaning of the First Amendment.”

The concern that we have in this situation is that, whether a flag hanging on a bridge [not OTORA’s proposal], or a monument placed within a park and ride lot [the proposal], we would be placed in a position of having to permit all forms of expression as encroachments in the right of way if we were to allow yours. As such, the department has determined that the state highway system is not a forum for public expression except as expressly allowed.

Last summer, a few days before the Fourth of July, CalTrans painted over a 35-foot American flag mural on a hillside in the East Bay, several hours north of Orcutt, which had been completed in the wake of the terrorist attacks. CalTrans painted over the mural with gray paint. Even before the Fourth, a couple of industrious citizens painted it red, white, and blue again. After being heavily criticized, CalTrans apologized.




Wild Thing's comment........

How horrible what is wrong with these people. How can they not love America, love our Flag..... it is very upsetting.


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April 24, 2011

Mississippi Town Destroys Westboro Baptist Plans




USMC Staff Sgt. Jason Rogers


Mississippi Town Destroys Westboro Baptist Plans

by Joni

The Westboro Baptist Church once again makes the headlines. This time however, the good news is that they were foiled in their attempts to disrupt another serviceman’s funeral. Mississippi gives the Westboro the kind of welcome that we would all like to give.

Since we have reported on the Westboro Baptist Church a few times here, it is fitting that we update you on the latest.

Last Saturday, USMC Staff Sgt. Jason Rogers was laid to rest in Brandon, Mississippi. He was killed in action in Afghanistan on April 7th. Many of the town’s residents paid homage along the route of the fallen hero as his body was transported home.

Most notably absent were the Westboro protestors who planned a large demonstration at Sgt. Rogers’ funeral. According to an Ole Miss message board, a tidbit of info.....

“A couple of days before, one of them (Westboro protestors) ran his mouth at a Brandon gas station and got his arse waxed. Police were called and the beaten man could not give much of a description of who beat him. When they canvassed the station and spoke to the large crowd that had gathered around, no one seemed to remember anything about what had happened.


Rankin County handled this thing perfectly. There were many things that were put into place that most will never know about and at great expense to the county.


Most of the morons never made it out of their hotel parking lot. It seems that certain Rankin county pickup trucks were parked directly behind any car that had Kansas plates in the hotel parking lot and the drivers mysteriously disappeared until after the funeral was over. Police were called but their wrecker service was running behind and it was going to be a few hours before they could tow the trucks so the Kansas plated cars could get out.


A few made it to the funeral but were ushered away to be questioned about a crime they might have possibly been involved in. Turns out, after a few hours of questioning, that they were not involved and they were allowed to go on about their business.”


It might be legal for the protestors to be there, but it isn’t right. Thankfully, the citizens of Brandon agreed and arranged for these slight incidents to keep the unwanted pests away. The Westboro mob never made it to the funeral and Sgt. Rogers was laid to rest without incident.

Fred Phelps, who is the leader of Westboro mob, is a disbarred lawyer and Democrat activist. Other members of his family hold law degrees. They use our court system often and have sued and won countless times all with financial gain to themselves, helping to fund their sickening activities. Undoubtedly, Phelps will plan a lawsuit against someone in Mississippi because his grand plans were thwarted. Mississippi folks says let him. There isn’t a jury in the whole state that will see things his way.

While I understand the Supreme Court ruling allowing Phelps and his gang to demonstrate, I sure appreciate the fact that citizens take it upon themselves to do the right thing. If it takes the community to gather around the bereaved to keep these thugs away, then so be it. I hope every town learns from the example set by people of Brandon, Mississippi.


Update to this story:


Due to all of the comments regarding Phelps being called a Democrat activist, I have added this update.

Although other Democrats may not agree with Phelps, he has been very politically active in the Democrat party, starting in the ‘80’s. He has run for office on the Democratic ticket many times as a mayor, governor, and as a senator; garnering a percentage of Kansas voters. Plus, it is a matter of public record that Phelps has been closely associated with Al Gore for years. Fred Phelps Jr. was Gore’s delegate in the Democratic convention and the family hosted the Gore fundraiser in Topeka in 1988 while claiming to have ‘run’ the Gore campaign in Kansas that year.

So while Democrats may want to distance themselves from what Phelps is doing and rightly so, but as a 6 time Democratic candidate, Phelps is clearly a Democrat activist. Admittedly, Phelps currently seems to be serving his own interests more than those of the Democratic Party.




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Wild Thing's comment.........

Awesome! What the westboro people do is evil and has nothing to do with God. I am so glad this town took a stand against them.

Rest in peace, Staff Sgt. Jason Rogers .





....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.



Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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April 23, 2011

As Libyan Rebel's Beheading a Libyan Soldier Is Nnot Bad Enough , McCain Wants To Increase Aid To These Rebels Even With Their al Qaeda Conncection




The rebels cart dead soldiers through Misrata



Business Insider

....as Qaddafi commits atrocities, the rebels are engaged in some of the same violence.



Libya rebels will receive $25 million from U.S.

Dismissing concerns over possible links between Libyan rebels and , the Obama administration has notified Congress it is providing $25 million in nonlethal aid to the rebels’ effort to drive Col. Moammar Gadhafi’s regime from power.

Questions have emerged in recent weeks about the connection between some of the Libyan opposition and the al Qaeda terrorist group.




McCain: Increase Military Support To Libyan Rebels


KRISTV.com

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP)


U.S. Sen. John McCain called for increased military aid Friday for Libya's rebels, including weapons, training and close air support for the opposition's battle to oust Moammar Gadhafi.

A day after the U.S. began flying armed drones to bolster NATO firepower and try to break a battlefield stalemate with Gadhafi's forces, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee gave a full-throated endorsement of the rebels.

The United States and other nations should recognize the rebels' political leadership as the "legitimate voice of the Libyan people," McCain said.


He called the rebels "patriots" with no links to al-Qaida, in contrast to what some critics have suggested, and he said they should receive Gadhafi assets frozen by other countries.

"They are my heroes,” McCain said of the rebels as he walked out of a local hotel in Benghazi. He was traveling in an armored Mercedes jeep and had a security detail. A few Libyans waved American flags as his vehicle drove past.

US secretary of state Hillary Clinton announced yesterday that the US would provide $25m of non-lethal items such as vehicles, radios and medicines to opposition forces.



Wild Thing's comment........


John McCain is making a jackass out of himself. He doesn’t get the “culture”. “The rebels are patriots”!, he asserts. Give me a break. sheesh. We have heard so much that many of the rebels are al-qaeda.

IMO there are no good guys in this. I wish we would stay ouit of this in Lybia.

The Jawa Report posted video of our new allies beheading a Libyan soldier. He has a video in which they chant Allahu Ackbar as they saw off a Libyan regime soldiers' head. And these are the people McCain wants us to call friend.



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April 18, 2011

Nha Trang, Vietnam: Sun, Scuba and All-Night Parties




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Nha Trang, Vietnam: Sun, Scuba and All-Night Parties


Nha Trang, a seaside resort town located on the south central coast, is Vietnam's beach capital. Nha Trang attracts many types of visitors, from sun worshipers, to scuba diving enthusiasts, to the hard core party goers. If you are looking to explore another side of Vietnam and still catch a few historical sites between mojitos and all-night dance parties, then Nha Trang is your ultimate destination. This idyllic seaside community with its backdrop of jutting mountain tops, palm tree lined white sand beaches, and turquoise colored water dotted with islands offers a plethora of activities to keep you busy.

The number one attraction in Nha Trang is the beach. For beach bums, the best time to visit is June to October in the dry season but the beach is usually busy with tourists and locals year round. Nha Trang's 6 kilometer stretch of white sand beach is lined with palm trees, water front promenades, and oceanfront resorts from budget to 5-stars.


During the day, the beach is full of activity with vendors selling everything from cigarettes to sunglasses to lunch.  Local vendors steam up lobsters, prawns and other delicious seafood in large cast iron pots, and slice up exotic fruits for tourists right next to where they are laying in the sand.  In addition to catching rays on the beach, you can rent a pool side deck chair and enjoy the western style beach resort atmosphere at either one of Nha Trang's popular pools: Nha Trang Sailing Club or the Louisiana Brewhouse.

Nha Trang offers an assortment of water sports and activities. For the adrenaline junkies, the best time to visit is October through February in the wet season when the sea is rougher.  Numerous shops along the beach offer equipment rental and lessons for kayaking, wake boarding, wind surfing, sailing, jet skiing, paragliding, body boarding and snorkeling. Nha Trang is also the number one scuba diving destination in Vietnam offering the best visibility and cheap PADI certification.


If you aren't into adventure you can enjoy more relaxing water based fun at Phu Dong Water Park located near the beach or the island resort of Vinpearl Land accessible by a scenic cable car with amusement park style rides, arcade games and a water park. A great way to also enjoy the water is on a boat tour of the outlying islands of Nha Trang. For dirt cheap you can take a boat tour visiting four of the nine islands: Mieu Island, Ebony Island, Swallow Island and Bamboo Island. For a break from the sun and surf visit one of the many spas offering cheap massage. The Thap Ba Hot Springs, located a few kilometers outside of Nha Trang, provides the ultimate in relaxation with hot springs, mud baths and a hot artificial mineral waterfall. You can organize a private spa trip with a group of friends for a discount or be a big spender and enjoy the VIP spa.

The best way to see the city's cultural sites is by bike. Po Nagar (Thap Ba) Cham Towers are located north two kilometers outside the city across the Cai River. The towers were built by the Cham civilization between the 7th and 12th century and sit on top of a hill providing beautiful views of the harbor below. Only four of the eight original towers still stand with the tallest being 23 meters high. On your way back to town take some time to visit the fishing village located between the old and new bridges and the "real" Nha Trang, a bustling Vietnamese city vastly different than the seaside resort town along the coast. To the west of town is Long Son Pagoda, a Buddhist temple founded in the late 19th century, still home to resident monks. At the top of the hill, behind the pagoda, is a 79-foot tall giant white seated Buddha visible from town. Climb to the top of the hill for stunning panoramic views of the city and bay. Take a ride south and visit the Oceanographic Institute and Bao Dai's Villas, a beautiful example of French colonial architecture and the former residence of the last king Bao Dai. The grounds are lush and well manicured and it's a great place to enjoy a leisurely lunch overlooking the sea on a hot day.

At night, a different side of Nha Trang comes alive. Known as the Cancun, Mexico of Vietnam, you can party all night in Nha Trang. Most nights the beach district is teeming with locals and tourists drinking at bars, dancing at clubs and partying in the streets. The best place in town to dance is the Nha Trang Sailing Club, which hosts its very own version of Koh Phangan's famous all night Full Moon Party called Insomnia. Another way to join in on the debauchery of Nha Trang is to take a booze cruise, an all-you-can-drink party boat on a scenic trip around the bay. If you aren't ready to shake it, head to one of Vietnam's tradition local bars called a "bai hoi" for cheap keg beer curbside. The city also offers a more relaxing evening at one of the many waterfront restaurants along the beach. There's a wide range of choices, from Western to Vietnamese cuisine to local seafood specialties. For cheaper food try the restaurants in town or the waterfront restaurants away from the main tourist district. A popular option is Lac Canh, one of the busiest local restaurants in Nha Trang located near the Cai River area. 

Nha Trang Bay is widely considered among the world's most beautiful bays and is fast becoming a popular destination with international travelers of all ages. Whether you spend your days kayaking the bay or relaxing on the beach, Nha Trang has an assortment of activities to please just about everyone.



Wild Thing's comment........

Amazing to see this.


....Thank you Tom for sending this to me.

Tom
US Army Aviation
Vietnam 1966-68
US Army Special Forces
1970-72



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April 15, 2011

Japanese Risk Radiation to Rescue Stranded Dogs





Japanese risk radiation to rescue stranded dogs


TOKYO


When Etsumi Ogino saw a news photo of a pack of shelties wandering through an abandoned town near Japan's tsunami-damaged nuclear plant, she thought of her own 13-year-old canine Kein and jumped into action.

"My heart trembled," said Ogino, a 56-year-old volunteer at an animal shelter in Chiba prefecture. "They looked just like my dog. I started searching for them right away."


She and others around Japan called Asahi.com, the website of the Asahi Shimbun newspaper, which had run the photo. An Associated Press photographer had snapped that photo and others of the dogs on an empty street in Minami Soma city, an area evacuated because of radiation fears.

On Saturday, the AP gave her details of where the dogs were spotted.

Ogino relayed the information to a team of animal rescuers called Sheltie Rescue. By then, the group had been getting emails from dog lovers around the country about the abandoned pack.


Through emails and Internet research it was established that the owner of the dogs was a breeder in Minami Soma. The group contacted the Fukushima city branch of the Japan Collie Club, tracked the owner down by phone at a shelter and got her go-ahead to rescue the dogs.

In the wee hours of Sunday morning, seven volunteers left Tokyo and drove over broken roads and past demolished houses to meet three other volunteers in the ghost town that Minami Soma has become. Some had prepared radiation suits and others wore simple vinyl raincoats.

The first two to arrive found the pack around the Odaka train station, near the owner's home, where the AP team had last seen them.

"They were waiting for their owner," said Tamiko Nakamura, a volunteer who went with the group from Tokyo.


The dogs had been left some dry food, and weren't starving.

It took a while to entice them with snacks, and six or seven were bundled into each car. The group saved 20 dogs in all.

Most were taken to a veterinary clinic in Kanagawa prefecture just west of Tokyo. Others are being cared for by individuals in other areas.

The owner, worn down by the disaster and worrying about her dogs, was "extremely happy," Nakamura said. She said the owner did not want her identity revealed.

Nakamura only regrets that some of the dogs in the pack ran away and countless others are still stranded in the evacuation zone.

"There are still some left behind," she said. "I'm concerned about them and want to pull them out."


Wild Thing's comment.........

What an incredibly touching story.

I always worry about the animals when there are disasters that occur. The bottom line is also that dogs would do anything for us, even if they were aware of the radiation they would come to our rescue. We have all heard of fantastic stories of an animal coming to help their owner or even others they do not know at great risk to their own lives.



....Thank you Tom for sending this to me.

Tom
US Army Aviation
Vietnam 1966-68
US Army Special Forces
1970-72



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April 06, 2011

Japan Defense Minister Kitazawa Thanks USS Ronald Reagan Crew For Relief Efforts




PACIFIC OCEAN (April 4, 2011)

Adm. Patrick M. Walsh, commander of Joint Support Force, Japan Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa, John V. Roos, U.S. Ambassador to Japan arrive aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) to address the ship's crew during an All Hands Call in one of the hangar bays. During the visit Japanese and American officials thanked Ronald Reagan Sailors for relief efforts during Operation Tomodachi. Minister Kitazawa also spoke with members of the Black Knights of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 4 in their ready room. Ronald Reagan is off the coast of Japan to provide disaster relief and humanitarian assistance to Japan as directed in support of Operation Tomodachi. (U.S. Navy video/Released)



Washington Post


Japanese and U.S. military ships and helicopters trolled Japan’s tsunami-ravaged coastline looking for bodies Friday, part of an all-out search that could be the last chance to find those swept out to sea nearly three weeks ago. More than 16,000 are still missing after the disaster, which officials fear may have killed some 25,000 people.

Altogether, 25,000 soldiers, 120 helicopters, and 65 ships will continue searching through Sunday. If U.S. forces spot bodies, they will point them out to the Japanese military rather than trying to retrieve them. So far, more than 11,700 deaths have been confirmed.



Wild Thing's comment.......

Our troops risked a lot in helping Japan, I am proud of them. But I also pray there will not be any health problems from being so near the dangerous areas.


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April 04, 2011

Akiane Kramarik 12 Year Old Girl Paints Heaven, Unbelievable!







Wild Thing's comment......


What an awesome talent she has, God Bless her!


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March 21, 2011

Arab League Express Reservations About Wide Coalition Bombing Campaign in Libya




Arab League Expressing Reservations about Wide Coalition Bombing Campaign in Libya


The Arab League is apparently expression reservations about the breadth of the bombing campaign being undertaken by Coalition Forces against Moammar Gadhafi in Libya. Rather than praising the efforts so far, the spokesman for the Arab League would only say they had asked the U.N. to impose a “no-fly zone” over Libya. He would not comment on the military steps taken thus far.




Wild Thing's comment........

I am so tired of these gigantic sacks of corrupt camel poo and their so called religion. How the HELL do they think a ‘no-fly zone’ is created? with flying carpets?

Who could`nt see this coming? So much for the commies “coalition.” Condemnation from the UN will be next, and Canada and our European allies will start backing out, leaving the US holding the bag.

The moment the Arab League said that, I would have halted all military action and withdrawn our forces to a safe distance.

Then tell the Arab League, you're right. Our efforts to enforce a no-fly zone and protect the people of Libya has caused civilian causalities. We have ceased all action and withdraw to a safe, non-intervention distance.

You have spend countless billions of dollars on building your military forces. We will sit back and take notes as you show us how to deal with this issue without causing any civilian causalities or collateral damage. The world is watching and so are we. This is your problem in your neighborhood. Show us your solution.



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March 15, 2011

Miracle Baby Girl Found In Rubble: Four-month-old Reunited With Her Father After Incredible Rescue



The member of Japan's Self-Defence Force member holds the four-month-old baby girl in Ishinomaki, northern Japan after her rescue



Miracle of the baby girl plucked from the rubble: Four-month-old reunited with her father after incredible rescue


Daily Mail.co.uk


The sound of a baby’s cry amid the rubble seemed so impossible that soldiers searching a tsunami-smashed village dismissed it as a mistake.

But it came again. And they realised they had not been hearing things.

They pulled away wood and slate, dug back thick oozing mud – and there was the child they were to describe as a ‘tiny miracle’.


The four-month-old girl had been swept from her parents’ arms in the shattered village of Ishinomaki when the deadly wave crashed into the family home.

For three days, the child’s frantic family had believed she was lost to them for ever.

But yesterday, for a brief moment, the horrors of the disaster were brightened by one helpless baby’s story of survival.
Soldiers from the Japanese Defence Force had been going from door to door pulling bodies from the devastated homes in Ishinomaki, a coastal town northeast of Sendai.

Most of the victims were elderly, unable to escape the destructive black tide.

But for this precious moment, at least, it was only the child who mattered to the team of civil defence troops who found her.


One of them picked her up in his arms, wrapped her in a blanket which had been handed to him and cradled the child as his colleagues crowded around, not believing that someone as young as this had survived when all hope had been lost.
The tiniest survivor was cold and wet and crying, but she is believed to have suffered no other injuries. Why she did not drown remained a mystery.

But the soldiers were somehow able to trace her overjoyed father, who had been taking refuge in his wrecked home with the rest of his family.

Even then, the nightmare wasn’t over. For just minutes after the emotional reunion, the shell-shocked survivors were told that a second tsunami might be on its way.

The panicked father begged the soldiers to take the baby to safety on higher ground.

But the 11am alarm proved to be false and the reunited family returned to try and rebuild their home.
Amid the devastation, there have been precious few tales of survival.


But the discovery of the unnamed child has given fresh hope that others might be found alive in the shattered landscape which covers scores of miles of the east coast of Honshu island.

Yesterday, it emerged that witnesses looking down from the second floor of a house in one of the worst hit areas thought they noticed some movement in the back of a wrecked car by the side of the road and soldiers discovered an elderly woman who had been trapped in the passenger seat for more than 20 hours.

Although she was traumatised by her ordeal, the victim was said to be otherwise unhurt.

As the Mail reported yesterday, Hiromitsu Shinkawa was found sitting on the roof of his floating home about nine miles from shore. Waving a red cloth, he was picked up by a boat. His wife is missing.

‘Several helicopters and ships passed but none of them noticed me,’ he said. ‘I thought that was going to be the last day of my life.’

A man in his 70s was also pulled from a collapsed building in Sendai, a port town badly hit by the double disaster.

Before the baby’s discovery, searchers found at least 2,000 bodies cast up along the shoreline of the badly-hit Miyagi prefecture.

All had drowned, according to police, and as the search through the debris continued throughout the day officials conceded that what had started out as a rescue effort would become a recovery operation.

And then came the cry of a little girl.

‘Her discovery has put a new energy into the search,’ said a civil defence official. ‘We will listen, look and dig with even more diligence after this.’




.......And fear: Upon hearing another tsunami warning, a father tries to flee to safety with the baby girl he has just been reunited with.




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Wild Thing's comment......


Some welcome GOOD news! Thank God. The smile of the soldier holding the baby says it all.



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March 14, 2011

USS Carrier Ronald Reagan Moved After Detecting Radioactive Plume Off Japan





What is Low Dose Radiation Exposure




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USS Carrier Ronald Reagan Moved After Detecting Radioactive Plume Off Japan

ABC

The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and other US Navy ships in the waters off the quake zone in eastern Japan were repositioned after the detection of a low-level radiation plume from the troubled Fukushima nuclear plant located 100 miles away.

According to 7th Fleet Commander and Spokesman Jeff Davis, the ships were moved away from the downwind direction of the plant as a precautionary measure on Sunday.

The carrier is one of seven US Navy ships that were quickly moved to the eastern coast of Japan to assist with relief operations after Friday's earthquake and tsunami.

The ship's crew was exposed to a very low level of radiation.

"The maximum potential radiation dose received by any ship's force personnel aboard the ship when it passed through the area was less than the radiation exposure received from about one month of exposure to natural background radiation from sources such as rocks, soil, and the sun, " Davis said.


According to Davis, the radiation was first detected by air particulate detectors aboard three helicopters located 60 miles away from the shoreline.

The helicopters were returning to the carrier from a relief mission to the quake and tsunami ravaged city of Sendai.

Davis said the source of the radiation was a radioactive plume emitted by the plant.

After the helicopters landed on the carrier, radioactive contamination was found on the exterior surface of three aircrafts.

Following decontamination protocols, the 17 crewmembers aboard and the three helicopters were tested and found to have been exposed to low levels of radiation.

Most of the radiation was found on the crewmembers clothes, but radiation was detected on the skin of one of the crewmembers.




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Wild Thing's comment........

This is really horrible what is happening. I can't imagine being in their situation. Prayers for our troops and that Japan can get conrol of their various reactors.

The last I have heard Japan is having trouble with have problems with #1, #2 and #3 reactors.



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Teacher's Pet: Oscar The Classroom Labrador Wins Award For The Dog Who Most Improves Children's Behaviour






Paying attention: Oscar the teacher's pet keeps a close eye on events in Cantell Maths and Computing College in Southampton



Teacher's pet: Oscar the classroom labrador wins award for the dog who most improves children's behaviour


Daily Mail.co.uk


School in Southampton has cut trouble by amazing 40%

A school has taken the idea of 'teacher's pet' to a whole new level - by getting its own dog.

Chocolate labrador Oscar was brought in to Cantell Maths and Computing College to help with some pupils' behavioural problems.

And incredibly those problems have been almost halved since he arrived.

The friendly rescue dog is part of the school's restorative approaches (RA) policy for pupils who cause trouble in class or have fallen out with friends.

As part of the scheme, students are provided with a secluded classroom, where they can carry on with their work, or seek comfort from staff - including Oscar.

Since he was introduced to the school in Southampton a month ago staff have noticed a dramatic 40 per cent cut in student misbehaviour.

RA co-ordinator Des Anderson said: 'He's a best mate for the kids.
'Sometimes we get students who come in and they're angry and Oscar goes over and calms them down, because it's very difficult to be angry with a labrador.
'It means we can work with them within the hour, rather than having to wait until the next day.


'Rather than having a punitive approach we have a restorative approach where we try to get them to acknowledge what they've done wrong.


'It might be falling out, it might be bad behaviour, it might be having a bad time somewhere else.

'Our mantra is this is a safe place to have a difficult conversation.

'We record everything and I would say we've reduced the incidents that we have to deal with by 40 per cent since September.


'But what's really key is we've improved the students' ability to put things right.' Oscar spends every day in the school's RA base, where he plays with the children or simply sits while they read to him or just sit and stroke him.


Year 7 pupil Matthew Manning, 12, added: 'Oscar is really fun and he's really cute. I love him to bits.


'All the times I've been upset he's come over to me to cheer me up.'



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Wild Thing's comment........

Great story.

Awhile back I recall an article here where a teacher started bringing her dog (lab) into a remedial reading program.

Of course, being kids, they did not want to read aloud or even read at all...as it was difficult for them. The teacher found that they LOVED to read to the dog; and it worked incredibly well.



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March 07, 2011

Obama Rosemonday Carnival Parade in Cologne, Germany



A carnival float shows US president Obama pushing a camel to go through the eye of a needle symbolizing the peace process in the middle east during the traditional Rosemonday carnival parade in Cologne, Germany, Monday, March 7, 2011.



Floats fill the streets during the traditional Rosemonday carnival parade in Cologne, Germany, Monday, March 7, 2011. The Rosemonday parade in Cologne, visited by one million spectators, is one of the highlights of the street carnival season.


Source Denver Post


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A carnival float depicting Libyan Leader Moammar Gadhafi with a barrel of oil is kissed by a man symbolizing Europe with a sack of money, is part of the traditional carnival Rosemonday Parade in Duesseldorf, Germany, Monday, March 7, 2011. The foolish street spectacles in the carnival centers of Duesseldorf, Mainz and Cologne, watched by hundreds of thousands of people, are the highlights in Germany's carnival season on Rosemonday. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein


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A carnival float shows Wikileaks' Julian Assange dropping the trousers of Wladimir Putin of Russia, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and State Secretary Hillary Clinton of the US during the traditional Rosemonday carnival parade in Cologne, Germany, Monday, March 7, 2011.


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A carnival float depicting Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as a swastika running away from fire is part of the traditional carnival Rosemonday Parade in Dusseldorf, Germany, Monday, March 7, 2011. The foolish street spectacles in the carnival centers of Dusseldorf, Mainz and Cologne, watched by hundreds of thousands of people, are the highlights .




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Wild Thing's comment......


There are more photos at this LINK.

This is the one they did when Bill Clinton was president.:





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March 06, 2011

Aimee Mullins: The Opportunity Of Adversity


Aimee Mullins: The Opportunity Of Adversity

The Blaze

Double amputee Aimee Mullins brings her indomitable spirit to every person she meets. Born without fibulae, Amy’s legs were amputated when she was just a year old. She did not just overcome what could be called adversity, she has excelled in virtually every part of her life.

She was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania and is an American athlete, actress, and fashion model best known for her collegiate-level athletic accomplishments, despite a medical condition that resulted in the amputation of both of her legs.

Mullins was born with fibular hemimelia (missing fibula bones) and, as a result, had both of her legs amputated below the knee when she was a year old. She is a graduate of Parkland High School in Allentown and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

While attending Georgetown University, she competed against able-bodied athletes in NCAA Division I track and field events. She competed in the Paralympics in 1996 in Atlanta, in which she ran the 100-meter dash in 17.01 seconds and jumped 3.14 meters in the long-jump


If you have 20 minutes to watch her story, you will not be sorry. This was an amazing speech.





Aimee Mullins: The opportunity of adversity



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This video below is Aimee and how her prosthetic legs have become a fashion accessory.




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Wild Thing's comment........

She is a real inspiration. I love stories about theh human spirit, it truly is stronger then many think. So we celebrate that spirit within each of us and thank you Aimiee.


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January 20, 2011

More Than 120 Busted in Northeast Mafia Crackdown



More than 120 busted in Northeast mafia crackdown

More than 120 organized crime associates face charges including murder, extortion and narcotics trafficking in one of the largest Mafia crackdowns in FBI history, prosecutors announced Thursday.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said at a news conference Thursday in New York City that the 127 defendants include high-ranking members of the Gambino and Colombo crime families and the reputed former boss of organized crime in New England. All five of New York's five major crime families were targeted.


The charges cover decades worth of offenses, he said, including "classic mob hits to eliminate perceived rivals," a killing during a botched robbery and a double shooting in a barroom dispute over a spilled drink.


More than 100 of the defendants were arrested Thursday as some 800 federal agents and police officers made busts in several states. One person was arrested in Italy.

Other charges include alleged corruption among dockworkers who were forced to kick back a portion of their holiday bonuses to the crime families.

Holder called the arrests "an important step forward in our nation's fight against organized crime."

The crimes include two murders dating back 30 years, and another as recently as 2002. One of the defendants, among the scores arrested, is a former New York City police officer.

Authorities say the investigation was aided by informants who recorded thousands of conversations by suspected mobsters.

Luigi Manocchio, the reputed former head of New England's Patriarca crime family, was arrested Wednesday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the U.S. attorney's office in Providence said. An indictment accused him of collecting protection payments from strip club-owners. Also arrested was Thomas Iafrate, who worked as a bookkeeper for strip clubs and set aside money for Manocchio, prosecutors said.

The takedown was the result of multiple investigations. Federal probes aided by mob turncoats have decimated the families' ranks in recent years and have resulted in lengthy prison terms for several leaders.

On Friday, a federal judge in Brooklyn sentenced John "Sonny" Franzese, 93, to eight years in prison for extorting Manhattan strip clubs and a pizzeria on Long Island.

In October, Mafia turncoat Salvatore Vitale was sentenced to time served after federal prosecutors praised his total betrayal of his own crime syndicate — and after he apologized to the families of his victims. Authorities said he had a hand in at least 11 murders, including that of a fellow gangster in the fallout from the infamous Donnie Brasco case.

The evidence provided after his arrest in 2003 helped decimate the once-fearsome Bonanno organized crime family, Assistant U.S. Attorney Greg Andres said.



Wild Thing's comment........


hmmmm Mafia takedown, but I guess they did not go after any in Chicago. In Chicago they call them Rahm Emanuel’s campaign staff.


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January 16, 2011

The Touch Table




Take look at this short video from PBS. This is program about a touch-table. (It's Google-Earth on steroids!!!!) About half way in the video it shows Iran 's nuclear facility and does an interesting thing. It moves the satellite pictures as a function of time in years and lets you see what has really has been happening there!

And what they "hid" or thought they "hid" underground!




Wild Thing's comment........

This is so interesting! It really is a glimpse of how our government can see other countries and what is going on. I have seen some similar things on some of the TV shows like CSI Miami, but nothing to compare to this. Fantastic!


....Thank you Tom for sending this to me.

Tom
US Army Aviation
Vietnam 1966-68
US Army Special Forces
1970-72



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January 12, 2011

Westboro Baptist "Church " From Hell Going Even Lower





Arizonans Rally to Prevent Westboro Church Disruption of Shooting Victims' Funerals

FOX News

By Judson Berger


Westboro Baptist Church to Picket Funeral of 9-Yr-Old Girl Murdered in Tucson


Arizona residents are locking arms to stop the Westboro Baptist Church from disrupting the funerals for victims of Saturday's shooting in Tucson, with bikers and others organizing a massive counter-protest and state lawmakers fast-tracking a bill to hamstring the group.


The Kansas-based Westboro church is notorious for showing up at the funerals of dead soldiers and other high-profile gatherings wielding anti-gay signs.

But when the church announced it would picket the funeral Thursday for the 9-year-old girl fatally shot over the weekend at a Tucson grocery store by a gunman who allegedly killed five others and injured 14 others attending a town-hall session by Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Tucson- and Phoenix-area residents started organizing immediately.

They may not be able to stop them, but they plan on giving the grieving family as much of a buffer as possible between the protesters and the service.

Arizona state lawmakers approved emergency legislation that would order protesters to stay 300 feet away from the funeral. The bill passed unanimously in the House and the Senate is now headed to Gov. Jan Brewer for her expected signature


Wild Thing's comment.........

They have the gall to call themselvres a Baptist church!! These are very sick people!!!!!!


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January 08, 2011

US Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of AZ. Shot In Head and Others Shot


FOX News : Bret Baier on shooting in AZ.


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Arizona Democrat Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot today in Tucson, Arizona during an event outside a Safeway Grocery Store. A man reportedly approached the event and opened fire on Giffords and others, wounding Giffords and others.

Fox News is saying Giffords has been shot in the head.


10 Patients- 1 has died. Several – Five are in critical condition.

Federal Judge John M. Roll Was Shot & Killed at Tucson Shooting


The Congresswoman is in critical condition. She was shot in the head one time.
Channel 9 WSYR reported:

Congressional officials say an aide to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has died after an attack in Tucson, Arizona.

A hospital official there says the congresswoman herself is alive but in critical condition after being shot in the head.

The AP reports that the gunman is identified as Jared Laughner; he is in custody.


From Jared’s YouTube account.
His name is spelled Loughner:

His name is spelled Loughner:

I attended school: Thornydale elementary,Tortolita Middle School, Mountain View Highschool, Northwest Aztec Middle College, and Pima Community College.
Interests:
My favorite interest was reading, and I studied grammar. Conscience dreams were a great study in college!
Movies:
(*My idiom: I could coin the moment!*)
Music:
Pass me the strings!
Books:
I had favorite books: Animal Farm, Brave New World, The Wizard Of OZ, Aesop Fables, The Odyssey, Alice Adventures Into Wonderland, Fahrenheit 451, Peter Pan, To Kill A Mockingbird, We The Living, Phantom Toll Booth, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Pulp,Through The Looking Glass, The Communist Manifesto, Siddhartha, The Old Man And The Sea, Gulliver’s Travels, Mein Kampf, The Republic, and Meno.




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Hospital Presser on Giffords Shooting .......says they have 10 patients.


Update: Report from the University Medical Center press conference:

A nine-year old child has also been killed.




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The shooter of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and several other people in Tucson – lists “The Communist Manifesto” and “Mein Kampf” as among his favorite books:








America: Your Last Memory In A Terrorist Country!

Gateway Pundit has posted this video, which was “favorited” by alleged shooter of Democrat Rep. Gabrielle Giffords – Jared Lee Loughner. The video is favorited in Loughner’s YouTube account. It shows a bizarre figure wearing a trashbag and a coat, with a mask over his face while he sets a United States Flag on fire.

On his apparent YouTube page, Loughner also lists the “Communist Manifesto” and “Mein Kampf” as among his favorite books.


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Update: Rep. Giffords husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, rushing to be by wife’s side.
It has been reported that Mark Kelly was traveling by private jet and expected to arrive in Tucson at 3:00pm. A family friend, who owns the jet has been quoted as saying “We have a positive outlook. We think she’s going to pull through.”

Gabrielle Giffords married Mark Kelly back in November of 2007. 46 year old, Kelly has flown a total of three shuttle missions for NASA. his first flight in space was as the pilot for STS-108 Endeavour December 5–17, 2001. He flew again as the pilot of STS-121 Discovery July 4-17, 2006. Then went on to serve as commander of STS-124 Discovery May 31 to June 14, 2008. Kelly’s next mission is scheduled for launch on April 1, 2011.


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More information:

Authorities Suspect Gunman in Arizona Rampage Posted Pre-Shooting Video Online


FOX News


Jared Loughner, the 22-year-old man who sources identify to Fox News as the gunman in custody in the deadly shooting rampage Saturday in Arizona, is suspected of posting a series of YouTube videos that show a focus on literacy and currency -- as well as his distrust in the government.

"Hello, my name is Jared Lee Loughner," one of the videos says, in words appearing on the screen. "This video is my introduction to you! My favorite activity is conscience dreaming; the greatest inspiration for my political business information. Some of you don't dream - sadly."


The video, posted Dec. 15, later turns more political.

"The majority of citizens in the united states of America have never read the united states of America's constitution. You don't have to accept the federalist laws," the video's titles say. "In conclusion, reading the second United States constitution, I can't trust the current government because of the ratifications: the government is implying mind control and brainwash on the people by controlling grammar. No! I won't pay debt with a currency that's not backed by gold and silver! No! I won't trust in god!"


Records obtained from the Pima County, Ariz. criminal database show Loughner was arrested in 2007 for possessing drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor charge. The records suggest that Loughner paid a $20 fee and completed a court-ordered program for drug offenders.

Three months later he was cited for running a stop sign, according to court documents.

Another record shows a 2008 arrest for what’s described as a “local charge” in Marana, Ariz., 20 miles northwest of Tucson. The non-criminal charge was dismissed.

Loughner's page on YouTube lists Tucson as his hometown. He also said he attended Northwest Aztec College and Pima County Community College. And in one of the videos, he says he is a military recruit.


The Army provided this statement:


"The Army has confirmed that the suspect was never in the Army. He attempted to enlist in the Army but was rejected for service. In accordance with the Privacy Act, we will not discuss why he was rejected."


In other videos, Loughner calls the people of District 8, his Ariz. district, illiterate.

In a bizarre equation that Loughner appears to mean as example of deductive reasoning, he concludes that "the police are unconstitutional."


In yet another rant verging on the paranoid, he says:


“I know who’s listening: Government Officials, and the People. Nearly all the people, who don’t know this accurate information of a new currency, aren’t aware of mind control and brainwash methods. If I have my civil rights, then this message wouldn’t have happen.”


He lists reading under interests, as well as "conscience dreams," and among his favorite books are "Mein Kampf," the "Communist Manifesto," "Animal Farm" and "Brave New World."


In a comment posted on MySpace three months ago in connection with a video about Pima Community College, Loughner wrote: "Hello, I know you’re illiterate! This is the greatest protest for exposure into a wrongful act. The school is breaking the constitution. If you watch the video then you’ll understand. The teachers are taking advantage of you in the first and Fifth Amendment. The United States Constitution, which is the law, can be broken at this school. Thank you and goodnight! Jared"


His last writing on his MySpace page just hours before the shooting was "Goodbye friends."




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Wild Thing's comment.........

How horrible , prayers that no one else will die and they will recover.

This is heartbreaking.

AZ. Daily Reporter

Greg Segalini, an uncle of Christina, the 9-year-old victim, told the Arizona Republic that a neighbor was going to the event and invited her along because she had just been elected to the student council and was interested in government.
Christina, who was born on Sept. 11, 2001, was involved in many activities, from ballet to baseball. She had just received her first Holy Communion at St. Odilia's Catholic Church on in Tucson, Catholic Diocese of Tucson officials told The Arizona Daily Star.

And from a friend of mine on Facebook that lives in AZ and near where the shootings occured.


"Christina had been taken to this event by a neighbor specifically to meet Gabby; she had just been elected to her 3rd grade student council. "


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January 07, 2011

Homeless Man With Golden Radio Voice in Columbus, OH. ( VIDEOS)






This is a great story. Above is the original video of what has been called “the homeless man with the golden voice.”


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Now, it appears Williams is getting offers for work from everywhere – including the Cleveland Cavaliers, NFL Films


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Wild Thing's comment........


What a great story, I love to hear that a person changes their life around. I like in the second video where he says he prayed his mom would live to see the day he did turn his life around and would be ok.


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January 01, 2011

Special Rose Parade Float Honors 9/11 Victims



PASADENA, Calif.

Thousands of volunteers were hard at work in Pasadena and Irwindale getting the floats ready for the 122nd Rose Parade Presented by Honda, but one float in particular is much more than just a float.

"It's a dream come true for me. This is something I've wanted to do for nine years," said Jerry Thomsen, a firefighter specialist.


When America was attacked more than nine years ago, a group of Los Angeles firefighters headed to Ground Zero to help, and Thomsen was among them. Now he and his L.A. firefighting buddies are honoring their fallen comrades in a uniquely Californian way.

"I've heard 'never forget' for a long time, and I think we've forgotten about our heroes that we lost," he said.


The front of the float honors the hijacked United 93 flight. The middle commemorates the Pentagon. The rear depicts New York City.


The float will be lined with roses, each of them with a different 9/11 victim's name on it. A fire hydrant found in the Ground Zero rubble will also be on the float.


Merill Mielke, who has worked on floats for 38 years, says this one is most special.


"It has a lot more meaning behind it. It's not just a beautiful thing. It's really bringing memories back," she said.


For Thomsen, the float's message, "Remember, Reflect, Renew," fits perfectly with the overall Rose Parade.

There was jubilation as hundreds of high school musicians from Pennsylvania arrived at the Continental Airlines terminal at LAX on Tuesday night.

In particular, they are members of the Downingtown East High School band, one of only a dozen marching bands in the country selected to perform in Saturday's Tournament of Roses Parade.

The 350 band members were bused to Newark on Monday where they were scheduled to catch their flights, but the blizzard conditions caused cancellations and almost shattered the hopes of the students. That was until the airline came through and rebooked them on flights this Tuesday evening.

"It's unbelievable to come to California and perform in front of 40 rows of people," said band member Ashley Brown.


The theme of the parade is "'Building Dreams, Friendships and Memories."

There is a California Firefighters Honor Guard Pipes and Drums which will march in the parade.


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Wild Thing's comment.......

This year 2011 will be the 10 yrs. anniversary of 9/11.

Here is the video preview of 9/11 float: Excellent video about the float.


Thanks goodness somebody’s doing something. It’s hard to imagine that it’s been 10 years. And the sickening thought it only took 8 years to put Barack Hussein Obama in the White House. UNFORGIVABLE! It’s so unbelievable how many forgot.



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Rose Parade Float Honors President Ronald Reagan

Artist's rendering of Jelly Belly sponsored float celebrating the 100th birthday of Ronald Reagan in the Rose Parade. The float will be accompanied by a military honor guard. Reagan's 100th birthday is February 6.



Rose Parade float honors Ronald Reagan


Whittier Daily News


PASADENA - The centennial celebration of Ronald Reagan's birthday begins New Year's Day, when a float dedicated to the 40th president will make its way down Colorado Boulevard.

The 55-foot-long float is designed by Fiesta of Irwindale. It features a 26-foot-high bald eagle and 11 black-and-white photographs of Reagan, which will be decorated with onion seeds, poppy seeds and crushed sweet rice.

"President Reagan always believed America's best days were ahead. At a time when many Americans look forward to a New Year with a similar optimism and pride, we at the Reagan Foundation are honored to be invited to participate in the 122nd Rose Parade," said Stewart McLaurin, executive director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation.


The Simi Valley-based Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library will be in partnership with Jelly Belly as sponsors of the float, officials said.

"Sponsoring the first-ever presidential themed float in the Rose Parade may seem an outside-the-box idea for a presidential library. It is," McLaurin said. "But 2011 is an extraordinarily special year."

The front of the float will feature a replica of the Ronald Reagan statue that stands in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol.

The 11 photographs depict Reagan at various stages in his career. Included are photos of Reagan on his horse "El Alamein" Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan in the White House, Reagan the movie star and Reagan delivering a speech at the Berlin Wall in which he exhorted Mikhail Gorbachev of the Soviet Union to tear down the Berlin Wall.

Mark Harmsen, a Tournament of Roses volunteer for the past 30 years, said he believes the float marks the first time a president has been honored with an entry.

Presidents that have traveled down Colorado Boulevard include Herbert Hoover, Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.

Although never a grand marshal himself, Reagan once broadcast the parade on radio, Harmsen said. And, in some ways the 40th president was the quintessential Californian.

"That's one of the things that the foundation had in mind," Harmsen said. "His roots were here and the Rose Parade is a present to the country and the world - and a great way to kick off the celebration of the centennial of Reagan's birth in February."


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Wild Thing's comment........

Awesome! A float honoring America's greatest President!!

Jelly Belly is co-sponsor of the float. He loved his Jelly Belly's. While he was governor of California, he quit smoking and ate jelly beans to help overcome the cravings. Jelly Belly was a new and very small confectioner that supplied him then, and throughout his presidency. They really are the best.

I hope and pray that the 100th anniversary year of the Gipper’s birth blesses our country with a new wave of patriotism and conservatism.


Dumb like a fox, did his version of “Rope a Dope” on the left so many times. Which is why the left still scorns him. He beat them at their own media game by going around the media and right to the American people. Besides his 1987 amnesty deal (nobody's perfect) he was truly the greatest 20th century President. AND he kicked Kadafi’s ass to boot.

President Reagan loved his country, her heritage, and her military!! And had GREAT respect for the Office of the President.


There is also this.........Ronald Reagan Stamp Commemorating 100th Anniversary of His Birth


On December 13, 2010, the United States Postal Service unveiled a centennial postage stamp at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, CA in honor of Ronald Reagan's birthday in Tampico, IL on February 6, 1911. It is the third time President Reagan has been honored with a stamp by the USPS.

The stamp is to be released four days after what would have been Ronald Reagan's 100th birthday. Reports are that this will be a special stamp with the 44 cent value replaced with the word "Forever" meaning that the stamp will always maintain first class delivery status regardless of future postal rate increases. This would be fitting for Reagan's handwritten letters to citizens which have been profiled in Dear Americans -- Letters from the Desk of Ronald Reagan was based on over 3,500 handwritten letters from the President to every day Americans. A volume of handwritten correspondence unequaled and all delivered with first class postage!

The stamp was made from a portrait based on a 1985 photograph of Reagan at his "Ranch in the Sky".

Here is a video of the Ronald Reagan Stamp Unveiling - December 13, 2010

This speech he made is one of my many favorites: Whoever did the video also did a great job with it.




"The time has come! For surely the tide is crashing against the shores of this great nation, ever receding the sands of time. A history of greatness waiting to be replenished with the glistening sands of truth! "
"A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one." Alexander Hamilton
Let's set the record straight. There is no argument over the choice between peace and war, but there is only one guaranteed way you can have peace--and you can have it in the next second--surrender.


Admittedly there is a risk in any course we follow other than this, but every lesson in history tells us that the greater risk lies in appeasement, and this is the specter our well-meaning liberal friends refuse to face--that their policy of accommodation is appeasement, and it gives no choice between peace and war, only between fight and surrender. If we continue to accommodate, continue to back and retreat, eventually we have to face the final demand--the ultimatum. And what then? When Nikita Khrushchev has told his people he knows what our answer will be? He has told them that we are retreating under the pressure of the Cold War, and someday when the time comes to deliver the ultimatum, our surrender will be voluntary because by that time we will have weakened from within spiritually, morally, and economically. He believes this because from our side he has heard voices pleading for "peace at any price" or "better Red than dead," or as one commentator put it, he would rather "live on his knees than die on his feet." And therein lies the road to war, because those voices don't speak for the rest of us. You and I know and do not believe that life is so dear and peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery. If nothing in life is worth dying for, when did this begin--just in the face of this enemy? Or should Moses have told the children of Israel to live in slavery under the pharaohs? Should Christ have refused the cross? Should the patriots at Concord Bridge have thrown down their guns and refused to fire the shot heard 'round the world? The martyrs of history were not fools, and our honored dead who gave their lives to stop the advance of the Nazis didn't die in vain. Where, then, is the road to peace? Well, it's a simple answer after all.


You and I have the courage to say to our enemies, "There is a price we will not pay." There is a point beyond which they must not advance. This is the meaning in the phrase of Barry Goldwater's "peace through strength." Winston Churchill said that "the destiny of man is not measured by material computation. When great forces are on the move in the world, we learn we are spirits--not animals." And he said, "There is something going on in time and space, and beyond time and space, which, whether we like it or not, spells duty."

You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on Earth, or we will sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness.



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Bob Hope Remembered On City of Burbank Float in Rose Bowl Parade






On Saturday, February 20 the City of Burbank will turn 100. There is a lot of history in Burbank, history of the wonderful years of showbiz that most of us have loved. The years when Stars more then most loved to entertain the troops and many as well served in our military.

The Design Committee solicited ideas for images to use in a "filmstrip" around the base of the float. Bob Hope was one of the many candidates that everyone liked. Walt Disney, Johnny Carson, and Dr. Burbank will be the others.






Wild Thing's comment........


This will be a wonderful Rose Bowl Parade this year. I am so glad they included Bob Hope with this float. Carson too, no one has replaced either one of them.


.....Thank you Mr.Happy for sending this to me.



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December 18, 2010

Hundreds Of Toys ( Toys For Tots) For Needy Kids Stolen In Orangevale



Hundreds Of Toys For Needy Kids Stolen In Orangevale


(Toys for Tots , at a Sacramento suburb)

CBS


ORANGEVALE (CBS13)


Hundreds of toys set aside for kids in need have been stolen just days before Christmas.

The toys were taken from the lobby of the Orangevale Chamber of Commerce Monday night.

They were donations to the Toys for Tots program.

And chamber employees have a message for the people who stole them.

“If you need help with anything, I mean the chamber is here to help. They just had to ask rather than just to take. But I hope you find it in your heart to take them to the U.S. Marine Corp and give them to the kids that need them,” said Lisa Montes of the Orangevale Chamber Of Commerce.

In the meantime, they’re looking at surveillance tapes to see if they can find a clue into who may have taken those toys.

News Video at LINK


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Wild Thing's comment.........

Good grief. How depraved do you have to be to steal toys from a charity right before Christmas?

They need to let the Marines deal with these low life's!!!


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67



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December 11, 2010

Racist Cupcakes? Duncan Hines 'hip-hop' Video Ad Under Fire



Duncan Hines is doing this marketing campaign where they’re giving “artists and directors the chance to create Duncan Hines commercials which will be promoted and sent out online.”

The First ad has been accused of being racist.





Duncan Hines pulled its ad for 'hip-hop' cupcakes after complaints that the video featured cupcakes with black face and exaggerated lips



Racist Cupcakes? Duncan Hines 'hip-hop' Video Ad Under Fire

NY Daily News


Cupcakes aren't tasting so sweet for some Duncan Hines marketing execs who were forced to pull a video for their "Amazing Glazes" frosting line after viewers and bloggers complained the dancing cupcakes were racist.


The commercial, which features chocolate-frosted cupcakes singing a harmony, was released on YouTube with the title "Hip Hop". Along with that title, the cupcakes featured exaggerated lips and eyes and more hummed a melody – that was decidedly un-hip hop.

"If you're going to call them hip-hop cupcakes, then shouldn't at least one of them at least do a verse?" a blogger wrote on the Racialicious blog wrote. In a press release, the company said it wanted to inspire creativity in its new commercial.

"I wanted to create an entertaining and engaging way to show bakers that this glaze makes everything you top taste better and more exciting," the commercial's director Josh Binder said in a statement released by the company when the controversial ads were launched.


The commercials were removed by the company but not before generating more than 19,000 views on YouTube, the Toronto Sun reported.


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Wild Thing's comment.........


Good grief, hahaha ok but it is a clever ad and how else can they make the lips show up without making them the way they did.



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November 25, 2010

USS George Washington en route to South Korea






A US nuclear aircraft carrier is en route to South Korea to carry out scheduled war games in a show of force against Noth Korea.

USS George Washington getting under way and heading to waters off South Korea as part of the U.S. response to North Korea’s artillery attack on South Korea’s Yeonpyeong Island yesterday. The attack killed two South Korean Marines and at least two civilians as well. Dozens more were injured in the unprovoked attack.

Obama has condemned the attack, and ordered the USS George Washington to head to region where it will join more than 28,000 U.S. Troops stationed in South Korea. The USS George Washington leads a carrier strike group that will take part in naval exercises with South Korea in the Yellow Sea next week.


FOX News


The Pentagon has dispatched the aircraft carrier strike group led by the USS George Washington to the Yellow Sea for naval exercises with South Korea following the exchange of artillery fire between the North and South.

The exercises are likely to anger China which in the past pressed Washington not to send its aircraft carriers to the sea.

The U.S. military command in Seoul announced that the carrier will take part in exercises in “waters west of the Korean peninsula” from Nov. 28 to Dec. 1 st.

The aircraft carrier George Washington, which makes its home port in Yokosuka, Japan, and sails with a complete wing of combat aircraft, will lead four other American warships in the joint exercise.

Military officials said the George Washington had been preparing to sail from its home port to participate with the Japanese navy in a joint exercise to begin Dec. 3. Following the artillery exchange between the two Koreas, it was ordered to exercise with the South Korean navy before joining the exercise with the Japanese.





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South Korea orders evacuation of the islands near the border with the North Korea


FOX News

The U.S.-South Korean drills scheduled for Sunday and involving the aircraft carrier USS George Washington, although previously scheduled, are sure to infuriate North Korea.

Meanwhile, the Obama administration has urged China to rein in its ally North Korea, with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, saying, "We really think it's important for the international community to lead, but in particular China."

Yesterday’s North Korean artillery attack killed two South Korean marines, generated international outrage and ratcheted up fears of a major conflict between the two Koreas.

Around 50 North Korean shells hit a small island near the border, setting houses on fire. South Korea responded with its own artillery attack.


And the government has ordered the evacuation of these islands.
Residents of Yeonpyeong who evacuated the island and began arriving at the South Korean port of Incheon on Wednesday told harrowing tales of fiery destruction and narrow escapes.

Ann Ahe-ja, one of hundreds of exhausted evacuees from Yeonpyeong island arriving in the port of Incheon on a rescue ship, said the artillery barrage that killed four people — two of them civilians — had caught her by surprise.

"Over my head, a pine tree was broken and burning," Ann told AP Television News on Wednesday. "So I thought 'Oh, this is not another exercise. It is a war.' I decided to run. And I did."

About 10 homes suffered direct hits and 30 were destroyed in the midafternoon barrage, according to a local official who spoke by telephone from the island just seven miles (11 kilometers) from the North Korean shore. About 1,700 civilians live on Yeonpyeong alongside South Korean troops stationed there.


It's too dangerous to have people on these small and remote island communities so they're bringing them in via ferry.

Remaining residents to evacuate Yeonpyeong Island




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Wild Thing's comment........

So this ship was planned to arrive months ago before current events. Is this posturing by Obama and is there more to this. It is hard to tell from Obama, I don't trust Obama.

I just hope the people of South Korea will be ok. And to add to the mix the UN is of course catering to North Korea.



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November 22, 2010

Service Dogs Help Veterans With PTSD





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Paws For Purple Hearts.org

Paws for Purple Hearts is the first program of its kind to offer therapeutic intervention for our military servicemen and women through training service dogs. Under the guidance of Rick Yount, founder of Paws for Purple Hearts, service dog training provides service members the ability to reintegrate into civilian life. Once training is complete, the service dogs are paired with veterans who have sustained mobility-limiting injuries–thus building on the time-honored tradition of veterans helping veterans.


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Wild Thing's comment........

Great idea, animals are wonderful companions. I am so glad they are donig this.


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November 20, 2010

Bristol Palin on 'Dancing With the Stars"







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Earlier this week a Wisconsin man shot up his TV and pointed a gun at his wife after watching Bristol compete in the dance competition.

Wisconsin Man Shoots TV, Points Gun at Wife After Seeing Bristol Palin on 'Dancing With the Stars'


A Wisconsin man shotgun-blasted his television after seeing Bristol Palin on 'Dancing With the Stars,' resulting in a 15-hour standoff with police just outside the town of Black Earth.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports that Steven Cowan, 66, was watching the ABC program with his wife on Monday when he jumped up and began shouting about "the (expletive) politics" when Sarah Palin's daughter appeared. Cowan was drinking and has been receiving care for stress and a mental health issue.

"Cowan went upstairs for about 20 minutes and returned, demanding his pistols, which had been taken by his daughter about a month ago for safety reasons. He was carrying a single-shot shotgun, which he loaded and fired into the television," the Journal reports. "Cowan continued to yell, demanding his pistols. He re-loaded the shotgun and pointed it toward his wife. She left the house and drove to Black Earth, where she called 911. She told police she was afraid for her safety."


Sheriff's deputies showed up at the home and remained outside until 11AM, when Cowan surrendered. A criminal complaint charged Cowan with second-degree reckless endangerment.

According to Cowan's wife, part of his rage came from the fact that he didn't believe Bristol deserved to be on the show given her dancing abilities.




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Bristol Palin was threatened yesterday. A letter with white powder was sent to the Dancing With the Stars finalist.

In a breaking story, TMZ is reporting that police officers were dispatched to CBS Television Studios late Friday after a white powder substance was discovered by a member of Dancing With The Stars staff and sources report that Bristol Palin was the intended target with the powder included in a piece of fan mail addressed to Palin.


UPDATE 8:20 PM PT — A rep for the FBI tells TMZ … “The L.A.P.D., L.A. City and FBI Hazardous Materials officials responded to a report of a threatening letter containing white powder received at CBS Studios in Los Angeles.”

UPDATE #2 8:27 PM PT — A rep for ABC tells TMZ the substance was determined to be talcum powder by the LAFD and adds, “Measures were taken to secure the area and ensure the safety of personnel.”

The rep continues, “Initial field screening was negative for hazardous substances but will be transported to a regional lab for further testing. A joint investigation is continuing.”


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Wild Thing's comment.......

Leftists doing what they do best

The left...so afraid to death of Sarah Palin so much, so they go after her children. We saw this during the presidential campaign and it continues. They have already threatened their lives many times. These “people” and I use the term loosely, are insane.



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November 16, 2010

Authorities Find Body of Missing 5-Year-Old North Carolina Girl ~ She Was Dismembered





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Authorities Find Body of Missing 5-Year-Old North Carolina Girl

FOX News

A missing 5-year-old whose mother was accused of offering her for sex was found dead off a heavily wooded road in a rural area Monday, ending a weeklong search, police said.


Searchers found Shaniya Davis' body early Monday afternoon about 100 feet off a road southeast of Sanford, in central North Carolina, Fayetteville Police spokeswoman Theresa Chance said. She declined to comment on a cause of death or the condition of Shaniya's body.


"We've got a lot of people out at the scene right now that are torn up," Chance said. "Detectives have been running off adrenaline to find this little girl and to bring her home alive. You have a lot of people in shock right now."

Two people have been charged in her disappearance, one of them her mother, Antoinette Davis, 25. Police charged Davis with human trafficking and felony child abuse, saying Shaniya was offered for prostitution.

Davis was calm and quiet during a five-minute court appearance in Fayetteville on Monday afternoon. She provided one-word answers to the judge's questions and held her hands in front of her, without handcuffs. She requested a court-appointed attorney and did not enter a plea.

Her sister, Brenda Davis, 20, said outside that she does not believe the charges.

"I don't believe she could hurt her children," said Brenda Davis, who was able to speak to her sister at the jail Sunday.

Authorities also charged Mario Andrette McNeill, 29, with kidnapping after they said surveillance footage from a Sanford hotel showed him carrying Shaniya there. Authorities said McNeill admitted taking the girl, though his attorney said he will plead not guilty.

Davis reported Shaniya missing Tuesday. Authorities first arrested a man named Clarence Coe, but charges against him were dropped a day later when investigators tracked down McNeill after receiving a tip from a hotel employee.

Additional information led investigators to a search site near Sanford on Sunday. They continued searching Monday, scouring miles of landscape, roads, ravines and fields on four-wheelers and with helicopters.

After Shaniya's body was found, a solemn group of searchers met quietly at a nearby fire station to ensure that all volunteers were accounted for.

"We were hoping that someone could carry her home," said Syd Severe, 42, who came from Raleigh to help with the search. "It's just sick."


A cluster of emergency vehicles and law enforcement personnel gathered where Shaniya's body was found, about a quarter mile from N.C. Highway 87. Authorities blocked access to the road, a rural area popular with hunters that is less than a mile from a large lakeside community.

Chance said later Monday that authorities were waiting for an official identification but had called off the search for Shaniya. State investigators were planning to remove her body from the scene.

Shaniya's father, Bradley Lockhart, said he raised his daughter for several years but last month decided to let her stay with her mother. He had pleaded for her safe return.

Lockhart told The Associated Press on Saturday that he and Davis never argued about him raising Shaniya, and Cumberland County courts had no record of a custody dispute. He described his relationship with Davis as a "one-night stand" and said he did not know McNeill.

Davis struggled financially over the years, but she recently obtained a job and her own place, so Lockhart said he decided to give her a chance to raise their daughter.

"I should've never let her go over there," he said Saturday night.

Before Shaniya's body was found, he said on CBS's "The Early Show" Monday that he remained hopeful someone would bring his daughter somewhere safe, such as a police station or hospital.

"They can drop her off at Walmart, I don't care," he said.

A friend at Lockhart's home Monday afternoon said Lockhart did not want to speak with reporters.


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Wild Thing's comment.......

Breaks my heart! Just a beautiful, beautiful little girl.

She’d been in the news as a picture of her being carried into a hotel by some creep had been found by video cameras.

She looked so trusting, just an innocent. OMG

This evil, I just can't imagine. so sickening! Absolutely horrifying.



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November 15, 2010

American Ingenuity ~ The Ford Model T







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Wild Thing's comment........


This was just GREAT!!!! WONDERFUL!


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67



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November 14, 2010

Navy's Newest Destroyer USS Jason Dunham Enters the Fleet




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MARINE CPL JASON L. DUNHAM


Corporal Jason L. Dunham, 22, of Scio, N.Y. selflessly sacrificed his life in Iraq on April 14, 2004.

CITATION:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a Rifle Squad Leader, 4th Platoon, Company K, Third Battalion, Seventh Marines (Reinforced), Regimental Combat Team 7, First Marine Division (Reinforced), on 14 April 2004. Corporal Dunham's squad was conducting a reconnaissance mission in the town of Karabilah, Iraq, when they heard rocket-propelled grenade and small arms fire erupt approximately two kilometers to the west. Corporal Dunham led his Combined Anti-Armor Team towards the engagement to provide fire support to their Battalion Commander's convoy, which had been ambushed as it was traveling to Camp Husaybah.

As Corporal Dunham and his Marines advanced, they quickly began to receive enemy fire. Corporal Dunham ordered his squad to dismount their vehicles and led one of his fire teams on foot several blocks south of the ambushed convoy. Discovering seven Iraqi vehicles in a column attempting to depart, Corporal Dunham and his team stopped the vehicles to search them for weapons. As they approached the vehicles, an insurgent leaped out and attacked Corporal Dunham. Corporal Dunham wrestled the insurgent to the ground and in the ensuing struggle saw the insurgent release a grenade. Corporal Dunham immediately alerted his fellow Marines to the threat. Aware of the imminent danger and without hesitation, Corporal Dunham covered the grenade with his helmet and body, bearing the brunt of the explosion and shielding his Marines from the blast. In an ultimate and selfless act of bravery in which he was mortally wounded, he saved the lives of at least two fellow Marines. By his undaunted courage, intrepid fighting spirit, and unwavering devotion to duty, Corporal Dunham gallantly gave his life for his country, thereby reflecting great credit upon himself and upholding the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.


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Navy's Newest Destroyer USS Jason Dunham Enters the Fleet


Under blue skies and the Florida sun, the Navy's newest Arleigh Burke Class Aegis Guided Missile Destroyer the USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) was commissioned today in Port Everglades, entering full status as a ship of the United States Navy.

Deb Dunham, ship sponsor and mother of Marine Corps Corporal Jason Dunham, stood on deck as she gave the command to “Man the Ship and Bring Her to Life!” Dan Dunham, father of Corporal Dunham, set the first watch and passed the long glass to LTJG Andrew Gray. The watch, which will now continue for the entire period of time the ship is in service, will ensure the safety and security of the ship and its crew.

Six weeks earlier, Deb and Dan stood on the bridge of the ship on a cloudy overcast day as it left Bath Iron Works, Maine where the ship was constructed to begin its journey to Port Everglades. Today the ship and her crew stand ready to continue to fulfill Corporal Jason Dunham’s mission of protecting the United States.


Keynote speaker General James F. Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps, stated “Dan and Deb Dunham, none of this would have been possible without you. You have borne the heaviest burden – the sacrifice of a son. But Jason’s actions will not be forgotten. Your son – honored through this ship – stands together with the greatest men and women in our Nation’s history. Thank you for all you have given and all you continue to give. You embody all that is great in our American Family.”


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Wild Thing's comment.......


Godspeed to our brave aboard this ship. And bless the Dunham family for their incredible sacrifice and my heart-felt prayers to the Dunham family.

Corporal Jason L. Dunham, 22, of Scio, N.Y.

We remember our heroes! Rest In Peace.


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November 07, 2010

The Reaper by General Atomics in San Diego



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THE REAPER, BY GENERAL ATOMICS IN SAN DIEGO


BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq (AP).


"The airplane is the size of a jet fighter, powered by a turboprop engine, able to fly at 300 mph and reach 50,000 feet. It is outfitted with infrared, laser and radar targeting, and with a ton and a half of guided bombs and missiles.

The Reaper is loaded, but there is no one on board. Its pilot, as it bombs targets in Iraq will sit at a video console 7,000 miles away in Nevada .

The arrival of these outsized U.S. "hunter-killer" drones, in aviation history's first robot attack squadron, will be a watershed moment even in an Iraq that has seen too many innovative ways to hunt and kill.

That moment, one the Air Force will likely low-key, is expected "soon," says the regional U.S. air commander. How soon? "We're still working that," Lt. Gen. Gary North said in an interview.


The Reaper's first combat deployment is expected in Afghanistan, and senior Air Force officers estimate it will land in Iraq sometime between this fall and next spring. They look forward to it.



"With more Reapers, I could send manned airplanes home," North said.


The Associated Press has learned that the Air Force is building a 400,000-square-foot expansion of the concrete ramp area now used for Predator drones here at Balad, the biggest U.S. air base in Iraq , 50 miles north of Baghdad . That new staging area could be turned over to Reapers.

It is another sign that the Air Force is planning for an extended stay in Iraq , supporting Iraqi government forces in any continuing conflict, even if U.S. ground troops are drawn down in the coming years.

The estimated two dozen or more unmanned MQ-1 Predators now doing surveillance over Iraq, as the 46th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron, have become mainstays of the U.S. war effort, offering round-the-clock airborne "eyes" watching over road convoys, tracking nighttime insurgent movements via infrared sensors, and occasionally unleashing one of their two Hellfire missiles on a target.

From about 36,000 flying hours in 2005, the Predators are expected to log 66,000 hours this year over Iraq and Afghanistan .


The MQ-9 Reaper, when compared with the 1995-vintage Predator, represents a major evolution of the unmanned aerial vehicle, or UAV.


At five tons gross weight, the Reaper is four times heavier than the Predator. Its size "36 feet long, with a 66-foot wingspan" is comparable to the profile of the Air Force's workhorse A-10 attack plane. It can fly twice as fast and twice as high as the Predator. Most significantly, it carries many more weapons.


UNDER THE RADAR: Air Force ramps up in Iraq


While the Predator is armed with two Hellfire missiles, the Reaper can carry 14 of the air-to-ground weapons, or four Hellfires and two 500-pound bombs.

"It's not a recon squadron," Col. Joe Guasella, operations chief for the Central Command's air component, said of the Reapers. "It's an attack squadron, with a lot more kinetic ability."

"Kinetic"" Pentagon argot for destructive power" is what the Air Force had in mind when it christened its newest robot plane with a name associated with death.


"The name Reaper captures the lethal nature of this new weapon system," Gen. T. Michael Moseley, Air Force chief of staff, said in announcing the name last September.


General Atomics of San Diego has built at least nine of the MQ-9s thus far, at a cost of $69 million per set of four aircraft, with ground equipment.

The Air Force's 432nd Wing, a UAV unit formally established on May 1, is to eventually fly 60 Reapers and 160 Predators. The numbers to be assigned to Iraq and Afghanistan will be classified..

The Reaper is expected to be flown as the Predator is by a two-member team of pilot and sensor operator who work at computer control stations and video screens that display what the UAV "sees." Teams at Balad, housed in a hangar beside the runways, perform the takeoffs and landings, and similar teams at Nevada 's Creech Air Force Base, linked to the aircraft via satellite, take over for the long hours of overflying the Iraqi landscape.

American ground troops, equipped with laptops that can download real-time video from UAVs overhead, "want more and more of it," said Maj. Chris Snodgrass, the Predator squadron commander here.

The Reaper's speed will help. "Our problem is speed," Snodgrass said of the 140-mph Predator. "If there are troops in contact, we may not get there fast enough. The Reaper will be faster and fly farther."


The new robot plane is expected to be able to stay aloft for 14 hours fully armed, watching an area and waiting for targets to emerge.


"It's going to bring us flexibility, range, speed and persistence," said regional commander North, "such that I will be able to work lots of areas for a long, long time."


The British also are impressed with the Reaper, and are buying three for deployment in Afghanistan later this year. The Royal Air Force version will stick to the "recon" mission, however no weapons on board.




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General Atomics gets $51.5 million Predator contract

San Diego Sign On


The Defense Department has awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems in Poway $51.5 million for spare parts, deployment readiness packages and ground support equipment for the MQ-9 Reaper, an unmanned aerial vehicle that’s also known as the Predator B drone.


The company designs and develops the Reaper at its plants in Poway and Sabre Springs. The drone is heavily used for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. The new contract will be carried out behalf of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.




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Wild Thing's comment.........

Wow awesome. I love technology that helps our troops.


....Thank you Tom for sending this to me.

Tom
US Army Aviation
Vietnam 1966-68
US Army Special Forces
1970-72



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October 30, 2010

Congress Building to Break Promises






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Congress Building to Break Promises

Military.com


At a breakfast meeting with a select group of defense reporters at a posh Washington, DC hotel, one of the most vocal members of the Senate Armed Services Committee uttered words likely to strike fear into the hearts of the Army and Marine Corps' most senior leaders.


No, this was not about the cancellation of a pet weapons system or the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell. It was about something potentially far worse. Based on the pullout from Iraq and a planned withdrawal from Afghanistan beginning next summer, Sen. Jim Webb -- former Navy Secretary and Marine platoon leader in Vietnam -- said the Pentagon should plan to hand out pink slips to a fresh crop of Soldiers and Marines who only a year ago joined to service behind the promise of a larger force to meet steadily-building global missions.

"We eventually should and will reduce the size of the Army and Marine Corps as we wind down in Iraq and Afghanistan," Webb said.


With flags waving and fists thumping in righteous indignation, lawmakers foisted upon the Army and Marine Corps an increase in manpower -- about 80,000 overall -- in 2007. For years, opponents of the Bush administration's war policy criticized the Pentagon's under resourcing of the fight in Iraq, pointing to Soldiers and Marines with back-to-back deployments as victims of a "broken" military and an ill-planned invasion. The way to fix it, Congress argued, was to boost the size of the Army and Marines -- the two services doing the bulk of the fighting there.

Despite repeated cajoling from anti-war lawmakers only too happy to show their "support for the troops" by increasing end strength, the service chiefs respectfully declined to take the legislative branch up on its offer, fearing a repeat of the crushing reduction in forces imposed by then-Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney in the waning days of the Cold War. The last thing the service chiefs want to do is hire a bunch of new employees then turn around and fire them without offering a reasonable chance at a career. Congress, naturally, blamed Rumsfeld for the services' intransigence, claiming he was pressuring the chiefs to deny the need for more troops.

But after years of pressure, the chiefs acceded to lawmakers' demands and agreed to a modest increase -- about 55,000 Army and Guard troops and about 25,000 Marines -- that would be fully implemented within three years. That was 2007.

A year later, the economy tanked and recruiting stations were inundated with applicants. The Marine Corps reached its new goal in less than two years and the Army made a year after that. Now those so-called "dwell times" are finally increasing, Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey noted, with Soldiers able to spend an average of two years back home to every one year deployed. What Casey didn't say, though, was that the dwell time increase had more to do with 100,000 fewer troops deploying to Iraq, than with the 55,000 extra Soldiers Congress had given them.

Yet what Congress giveth, Congress taketh away. With an economy gasping for air, unemployment stuck at 9 percent and a national dept climbing into the trillions, both parties are shifting their sights to savings in the $660 billion defense budget. Fearing a dramatic backlash over the military/civilian "social contract," lawmakers are loath to raise military health care premiums, cut troop pay, or risk jobs in their districts by cancelling weapons programs.

So guess what, the political capital Congress earned from advocating a larger military during the darkest days of the Iraq war will soon pay for the "domestic investments" they need make to stay in office. According to Army officials, every 10,000 new Soldiers cost taxpayers about $1.2 billion per year.

"We want to compensate our people well, but the end-strength numbers drive costs," Webb said, expressing what many in Congress think as they look for buckets of money to pay for other "priorities."

"Do we need this size of our ground forces if we are properly going to reshape our missions in Iraq and Afghanistan?" he added. "I think you can cut back."

So get ready Generals Casey and Amos. Those bright new faces you brought in with the promise of a military career and a lifetime of service to their country, those new billets you created to meet the demand, and those new facilities you built to house and train them are all about to take a hit. Congress has shifted its ephemeral gaze once again and you're going to be left in the cold. And remember this broken contract the next time Congress pledges support for the military, not the mission.



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Wild Thing's comment........


Cuts backs will hurt us one day big time, imo. All the spending Congress does on BS things and then they want to cut back on our Armed Forces???? They spent our tax dollars in their stimulus bills to have tattoo's removed from prisoners and other wasted spending but God forbid they spend money to keep a strong force to protect our country. sheesh

And one more thing, where are the politicans telling how upset they are about the military voting problems. Has anyone heard even ONE politician say anything about this????



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October 26, 2010

Michigan Woman Faces Civil Rights Complaint for Seeking a Christian Roommate







Michigan Woman Faces Civil Rights Complaint for Seeking a Christian Roommate

FOX News

A civil rights complaint has been filed against a woman in Grand Rapids, Mich., who posted an advertisement at her church last July seeking a Christian roommate.


The ad "expresses an illegal preference for a Christian roommate, thus excluding people of other faiths,” according to the complaint filed by the Fair Housing Center of West Michigan.

"It's a violation to make, print or publish a discriminatory statement," Executive Director Nancy Haynes told Fox News. "There are no exemptions to that."


Haynes said the unnamed 31-year-old woman’s case was turned over to the Michigan Department of Civil Rights. Depending on the outcome of the case, she said, the woman could face several hundreds of dollars in fines and “fair housing training so it doesn’t happen again.”


Harold Core, director of public affairs with the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, told the Grand Rapids Press that the Fair Housing Act prevents people from publishing an advertisement stating their preference of religion, race or handicap with respect to the sale or rental of a dwelling.

"It's really difficult to say at this point what could potentially happen," he told the newspaper, noting that there are exemptions in the law for gender when there is a shared living space.


But Joel Oster, an attorney with the Alliance Defense Fund, which is representing the woman free of charge, describes the case as "outrageous."

"Clearly this woman has a right to pick and choose who she wants to live with," he said.


"Christians shouldn't live in fear of being punished by the government for being Christians. It is completely absurd to try to penalize a single Christian woman for privately seeking a Christian roommate at church -- an obviously legal and constitutionally protected activity."


Haynes said the person who filed the initial complaint saw the ad on the church bulletin board and contacted the local fair housing organization.

The ad included the words, "Christian roommate wanted," along with the woman's contact information. Had the ad not included the word "Christian," Haynes said, it would not have been illegal.

"If you read it and you were not Christian, would you not feel welcome to rent there?" Haynes asked.


Oster said he hopes the case will eventually be dropped and that he's sent a letter to the state asking the authorities to dismiss the case as groundless.

"The First Amendment guarantees us Freedom of Religion," he said. "And we have the right to live with someone of the same faith. The Michigan Department of Civil Rights is denying her rights by pursuing this complaint."


But Haynes said officials plan on pursuing the matter.

"We want to make sure it doesn't happen again," she said.




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Wild Thing's comment.......


The inmates are running the asylum.


“...could face several hundreds of dollars in fines and “fair housing training so it doesn’t happen again.”


Sheesh!!!


If she’d asked for a Moslem, Pagan or atheist roommate, we’d have never heard of her, guaranteed!

The land of the FREE and the BRAVE is being enslaved by PC people. Heck I would run the ad again and this time add to it. The person must also love animals, and be a conservative.


This crap infuriates me. What has happened to OUR rights???? And someone in the congregation complained? The story stated that someone in her own church turned her in. Maybe they’re in the wrong building.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67



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October 22, 2010

Obama To Blame!!!! Illinois Soldiers Wait for Ballots. Prisoners Get Hand Delivery



Illinois Soldiers Wait for Ballots. Prisoners Get Hand Delivery

Over 35 counties in Illinois missed the deadline to mail military ballots to our soldiers defending America. But in Chicago, county election officials have taken special steps to ensure that no inmates at the Cook County Jail are unable to cast a ballot.


The Chicago Board of Elections hand delivers ballots to the jail. They don’t even wait for the inmates to apply – they bring the applications with the ballots! Over 2,600 inmates have cast ballots so far – strikingly similiar to the 2,600 soldiers who will likely not recieve a ballot for the Nov 2 election.

After the 2008 election, there was much controversy over the fact that over-seas military ballots were not counted, or were not returned quick enough or never even got out to the troops in the first place. Was that an oversight error or a conspiracy?


Since it occurred predominantly in blue districts and states, I say conspiracy. In other words, the troops voices were not accidentally silenced. Oh no, they were purposefully left out of the process.


Because two thirds of military personell tend to vote conservative, dhimmicrats are not interested in their opinion or their vote.


The MOVE act of 2009 was passed, yes by a dhimmicrat controlled congress and signed into law by the dhimmi-est of dhimmicrats- Obama; but in their minds it was just a smoke screen, tossing a bone to the barking dogs. They knew that 2 years out they would ignore it and again make sure that Americans "stupid enough to serve their country" would again be denied the opportunity to participate in the leadership selection process.

And yep , the deadline for shipping out the ballots has come and gone. Once again thousands and thousands of conservative votes have ALREADY been dismissed. In this election, especially in Illinois, more ballots from dead people and convicts will be counted than ballots from soldiers.


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Wild Thing's comment........


Disgraceful does not begin to describe nor come close to how I feel about this happening. It makes my blood boil how our warriors are treated.

Democrats do not want our military to vote. Time after time they prove this.

This is yet another slap in the face to Americans. The liberals fight tooth and nail to make sure it is easy for illegals of all strips to vote. All the while making it as difficult as possible for those who pay the bills with blood and treasure.


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October 20, 2010

Military Recruiters Must Accept Gay Applicants





The military is accepting openly gay recruits for the first time in the nation's history, even as it tries in the courts to slow the movement to abolish its 'don't ask, don't tell' policy.


AP


The Pentagon is instructing military recruiters to accept the applications of gays and lesbians who wish to join the military, but must inform potential recruits that a moratorium on "don't ask, don't tell" could be lifted at any moment.

The guidance issued to military recruits is consistent with the Defense Department's plans to abide by a federal judge's injunction on the 17-year ban on gays in the military. The Pentagon advised senior military leaders late last week not to ask service members or military applicants about their sexual orientation, to treat the rank and file with dignity and respect and maintain good order and discipline.


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Marine General Sheehan discusses why he opposes repeal of DADT.


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Wild Thing's comment.........

This is going to change so many things. Are they planning on having seperate sleeping quaters or what.



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October 15, 2010

Brooklyn Bum Fakes War Wound For Cash



Robert Mc Mahon appears an arm short.




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Brooklyn bum fakes war wound for cash


New York Post


Semper fake!

For years, Brooklyn commuters have opened their wallets for Robert McMahon, handing cash to this heroic and heartbreaking figure, a Vietnam vet in combat fatigues, his left arm missing and his right leg crippled, as he panhandles on Ocean Parkway in Kensington.




While begging for cash in Brooklyn, he plays up his phony stints in Vietnam



He plays to their patriotism, having scrawled his nickname, "Rambo," on the back of his camouflage jacket, along with his years of service with the Marines and two stints in 'Nam that saw heavy action. The top of his empty left sleeve is pinned to his uniform shoulder, and he drags his bum leg behind him.

When drivers stop for red lights, McMahon, 53, hobbles over and salutes gallantly, juggling a paper cup and a cardboard sign that reads, "Vietnam vet." They give freely.

They are being scammed.





At day's end, he counts his cash - with both fully functioning arms




McMahon has two arms -- and was seen using them last week to count the wads of cash he took off kindhearted New Yorkers.


He is not crippled, as was readily apparent when he swiftly dodged inquiring Post reporters.


And it seems he never served in the Marines nor in Vietnam, according to Corps and Veterans Administration officials who could not find any record of him.


But he carries on with his wounded-soldier act, day after day, weaving through traffic and occasionally cursing out people who refuse to give. He's been at it since at least 1987, when he pretended to have a missing leg and pushed himself around in a rusty wheelchair, according to a friend.


Tuesday, The Post spotted the bearded, one-armed bandit at 4:30 p.m. at Ocean and Foster Avenue, where he limped over to the windows of idling vehicles and held up his cup.


Many gave dollar bills. He yelled an expletive at a driver who turned him away.

Some gazed at the back of his jacket, which claims he served in Vietnam from 1972 to '73.


At 5:09 p.m., McMahon quit for the day, darted across Ocean Parkway's seven lanes with surprising agility and walked briskly east along Foster.


Two blocks later, McMahon adjusted himself and quickly thrust his left arm out from under his jacket. He used both hands to count his cash.

When he realized a photographer was taking his picture, McMahon tried to hide his left arm by putting it behind his back, then spat and screamed obscenities at the lensman, threatening to kill him. "I'll put a bullet in the back of your head," he howled.

The ugly scene was not unfamiliar to police and prosecutors.

They say McMahon is a menace with a rap sheet of 20 arrests, many for disorderly conduct and "fraudulent accosting" -- legalspeak for scamming victims on the street. His most recent collar came on May 27, when 66th Precinct cops found him blocking traffic at Ocean Parkway and Beverly Road at 12:50 p.m.

Wednesday, a reporter posing as a passer-by asked how he lost his limb. He winced in mock pain: "I don't like to talk about it."


Asked about his service, he claimed he was with the Marines' 2nd Division and fought in Vietnam in 1972 and '73.

Robert Gainey, a 68-year-old vet who did two tours in Vietnam as an explosives expert, has known McMahon for 23 years -- and doubts he was in the war.


"Us guys who are still around, we can spot each other right away," he said. "We've talked about the war. And he's said things to me that you can read in a book or see in the movies. He didn't say anything to convince me he was really there."

Gainey said he first spotted McMahon in 1987 in a wheelchair on the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel, pushing himself among motorists and begging for money.


"He had his leg tucked up underneath him," said Gainey. "He was pretending he lost it. Later I saw him around here and said, 'Oh, s--t, this guy's from Brooklyn.' "

The leg apparently recovered. But then the arm went.

"He's been doing the fake-arm thing for at least 20 years," said Gainey. "He's crazy as a bat. Everyone around here knows about it."


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Wild Thing's comment.......

Anyone who traffics in stolen valor is despicable !!!

He says he is 53 years old, that means he was born in 1957 and claims to have served in VN in '72-'73 when he was 15-16 years old. No way that ever happened.

This guy is 100% Bravo Sierra.




....Thank you Tom for sending this to me.


Tom
US Army Aviation
Vietnam 1966-68
US Army Special Forces
1970-72



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October 13, 2010

Chilean Miners Rescue and Their Awesome President Sebastián Piñera




The collapse occurred on 5 August 2010, at 2:00 p.m. local time according to statements from the Empresa Minera San Esteban mining company.

The disciplined leadership of shift supervisor Luis Urzúa, was credited with keeping the men alive on an emergency food supply during their first 17 days without contact from the outside world. This leader of these men, will be the final man to make the exit.

It takes about half an hour to raise and lower the rescue capsule with a miner inside.

The estimated total time for the rescue operation is approximately 16 hours. This particular capsule is called Fénix (Phoenix). Three of these units will be used.


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Wild Thing's comment.......


Incredibly wonderful news! The rescue effort, an unparalleled technological, logistical tour-de-force!

I think the drill was built in PA. The Roanoke Times had a story about the company a few weeks ago. The best mining drills in the world are made in Latrobe, PA. Company called Kennametal.
Article here .....Salem firm gives trapped Chilean miners its best shot

The second guy they sent down is their equivalent of Navy SEALs, I believe they even train with the SEALs. He's a tactical diver/medic with 10 years of experience. He'll probably be the last person out, which has got to be nerve wracking.

When they first went down to get the first miner, the President of Chile was praying and making the sign of the Cross. To absolute hell with PC!! Viva El Presidente’ We won’t see that kind of thing from Obama.

Then those waiting began singing........singing - is that possibly the Chilean National Anthem???Not sure.



Man with white hat on is the President of Chile and he is hugging the miner.

America, you want to see a GREAT President and First Lady? Watch these two loving and standing by each family member!!!!!!!!! He is giving a hug to each one as they come out. So far as I am writing this there are two miners out.
He was hugging everyone. When he saw the first lady, he takes of his hardhat and with a nod of his head says “Senora.” Then they hug — even in his excitement he showed manners.


OBAMA... TAKE NOTICE!!! THAT is a PRESIDENT!!!!

The President of Chile Miguel Juan Sebastián Piñera Echenique, gave a long speech after the first miner came up and he was so full of emotion and DID NOT have to use a teleprompter!!!

Obama would have been too busy golfing or hanging out with his SEIU thug buddies then to give a damn about trapped miners. Or also Obama would be busy making speeches about banning mining!

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Chile's President Sebastian Pinera, center top, cheers as rescued miner Mario Sepulveda Espina, center, salutes after being rescued from the the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he was trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010.


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October 12, 2010

UK Prime Minister David Cameron: 'We are the radicals now'




Highlights of his speech, and then below if you wish I have posted the links to his entire speech.


Part 1 of 4: David Cameron's Conservative conference speech.


Part 2 of 4: David Cameron's Conservative conference speech.


Part 3 of 4: David Cameron's Conservative conference speech......THIS ONE is REALLY good!!!


Part 4 of 4: David Cameron's Conservative conference speech.




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David Cameron: 'We are the radicals now'

His conservative manifesto

New York Post


On Wednesday, David Cameron, who became UK prime minister in May, addressed the annual conference of his Conservative Party. His speech explained why voters had rejected the liberal, Labour Party, and his vision of a “big society” driven by people, not government. Though the problems he addressed were British, his points about debt and spending resonate in America’s own midterm elections. An excerpt:

Let’s start by being honest with ourselves. The mess this country is in — it’s not all because of Labour. Of course, they must take some of the blame. Alright — they need to take a lot of the blame.

Let me just get this off my chest. They left us with massive debts, the highest deficit, overstretched armed forces, demoralized public services, endless ridiculous rules and regulations and bureaucracy and nonsense. Yes, they deserve some blame, and we’ll never let them forget it.

But the point I want to make is this. The state of our nation is not just determined by the government and those who run it. It is determined by millions of individual actions — by what each of us do and what we choose not to do.

Too many people thought: “I’ve paid my taxes, the state will look after everything.”

But citizenship isn’t a transaction in which you put your taxes in and get your services out. It’s a relationship — you’re part of something bigger than you, and it matters what you think and feel and do.

So to get out of the mess we’re in, changing the government is not enough. We need to change the way we think about ourselves, and our role in society. The old way of doing things: the high-spending, all-controlling, heavy-handed state, those ideas were defeated. Statism lost . . . society won.

From state power to people power. From unchecked individualism to national unity and purpose. From big government to the big society. It’s not government abdicating its role, it is government changing its role.

Back in May, we inherited public finances that can only be described as catastrophic. This year, we will borrow more money than we spend on the National Health Service. Just think about that.

Every doctor’s salary. Every operation. Every heating bill in every hospital. Every appointment. Every MRI scan. Every drug. Every new stethoscope, scalpel, hospital gown. Everything in our hospitals and surgeries — paid for with borrowed money, much of it from abroad. And then think about the interest.

This year, we’re going to spend £43bn on debt interest payments alone. £43bn — not to pay off the debt — just to stand still.


Do you know what we could do with that sort of money? We could take 11 million people out of paying income tax. We could take every business in the country out of corporation tax.

That’s why we have acted decisively — to stop pouring so much of your hard-earned money down the drain.

The spending cuts we do have to make, we’ll make in a way that is fair. And I think it’s time for a new conversation about what fairness really means.

Yes, fairness means giving money to help the poorest in society. People who are sick, who are vulnerable, the elderly — I want you to know we will always look after you. That’s the sign of a civilized society, and it’s what I believe.


But you can’t measure fairness just by how much money we spend on welfare, as though the poor are products with a price tag, the more we spend on them the more we value them. For too long, we have measured success in tackling poverty by the size of the check we give people. We say: let’s measure our success by the chance we give. Let’s support real routes out of poverty — a strong family, a good education, a job.

The other part of the equation is who gives that help, through their taxes. Taking more money from the man who goes out to work long hours each day so the family next door can go on living a life on benefits without working — is that fair?

Fairness means giving people what they deserve — and what people deserve depends on how they behave.

Let me tell you what I believe. It will be the doers and grafters, the inventors and the entrepreneurs, who get this economy going.

Yes, it will be the wealth creators — and no, those aren’t dirty words. When you think of a wealth creator, don’t think of the tycoon in a glass tower. Think of the man who gets up and leaves the house before dawn to go out and clean windows. Think of the woman who sits up late into the night trying to make the figures add up to make sure she can pay her staff.

I’ll always remember what the owner of a small business told me once. He said: “When I was starting out, the government didn’t lift a finger to help me. Then as soon as I start making money they’re all over me trying to take it away.”

That is completely the wrong way round. We need to get behind our wealth creators. That’s what we’re doing.

We are the radicals now, breaking apart the old system with a massive transfer for power, from the state to citizens, politicians to people, government to society. That is the power shift this country needs today.

And let me tell you why we desperately need this change. It’s because the old way, of just pouring money into public services from on high, didn’t make the difference it promised to.

But as with any radical changes, there’s going to be opposition. I want to give you an idea of the mentality we’re fighting.

Ed Balls, the man who used to be in charge of education in our country, said one of the dangers of our schools policy was that it would create “winners.”

Winners? We can’t have that. The danger that your child might go to school and turn out to be a winner. Anti-aspiration. Anti-success. Anti-parents who just want the best for their children.

Society is not a spectator sport. This is your country. It’s time to believe it. It’s time to step up and own it. So mine is not just a vision of a more powerful country. It is a vision of a more powerful people.




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Obama has never once said he loves America. He hates our country, what a huge difference in these two people. I hope this man David Cameron is able to get the things done he speaks about. Maybe it will motivate our conservatives that are thinking of running for office here in our country.


Some highlights........
He gave a renewed vow to eradicate the deficit by imposing spending cuts and signalled wholesale welfare reform. He said the era of claimants “sitting on their sofas waiting for their benefits” was over.


He issued a “call to arms” to unite behind painful action to cure the economy and radical reforms to modernise the nation.

“When we say, We are all in this together' that is not a cry for help but a call to arms,” he declared in his first speech as Prime Minister to the Conservative party conference.

Mr Cameron called for a “new conversation about what fairness really means”. It meant giving money to the poor and sick, said the Prime Minister, but it should also mean reforming the welfare state to reduce “dependency” and make work pay.

“Taking more money from the man who goes out to work long hours each day so the family next door can go on living a life on benefits without working — is that fair? Fairness means giving people what they deserve, and what people deserve depends on how they behave. If you really can't work, we'll look after you. But if you can work but refuse to work, we will not let you live off the hard work of others.”


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September 16, 2010

Carla Bruni Shares Some Insight On Michelle hater of America Obama




Catty Carla Bruni lifts lid on Michelle Obama's 'hellish' job


Michelle Obama thinks being America’s First Lady is ‘hell’, Carla Bruni reveals today in a wildly indiscreet new book.
Miss Bruni reveals that Mrs Obama replied when asked about her position as the U.S. president’s wife: ‘Don’t ask! It’s hell. I can’t stand it!’


Details of the private conversation, which took place at the White House during an official visit by Nicolas Sarkozy last March, emerged in Carla And The Ambitious, a book written in collaboration with Miss Bruni.


In it, she says one term as French president ‘will be enough’ for her husband and suggests he might take tips from his friend Tony Blair: ‘Why not start making money?’

According to a friend quoted in the book, the Sarkozys have been ‘impressed and inspired’ by Mr Blair’s fortune built up since he left Downing Street.

Miss Bruni also takes a thinly veiled swipe at Princess Diana when talking about a visit to an African hospital full of Aids victims earlier this year.

She says she refused requests by French cameramen for a photograph of her carrying a baby in her arms ‘like Lady Di’, adding: ‘There’s something obscene in promoting yourself when you are giving of yourself.’

In the book, the Italian model 42, accuses French government officials of trying to ‘kill’ her husband with too much work, and claims Mr Sarkozy lets himself be ‘bullied’ into complying.


Comparing herself to other leaders’ wives, Miss Bruni says: ‘I’m so different. I was a model. I sing, and I want to continue to sing. And on top of that you expect me to be subtle?’ And she admits: ‘I am a femme fatale, my dear.’

She also recounts a telephone row with Mr Sarkozy’s ex-wife Cecilia, who warned her that Mr Sarkozy had ‘not yet turned a new page’ after their marriage.

Miss Bruni replied: ‘Not only has he turned a page but he’s changed books altogether. And you are the only person on earth not to have noticed it.’



Wild Thing's comment........

Believe me Carla, it is Hell for us having Michelle Obama as First Lady. Poor Michelle ( NOT) traveling the world on taxpayer funded junkets while wearing outlandish outfits that make you look like a reject from the bar scene in Star Wars.

I think this is hilarious, this will tick of Michelle I would suppose and that makes it a double pleasure. Michelle was giving Carla lots of mean looks when they had to be together in France for a few days. I don't think Michelle or Obama have any real happiness in either one of them. They just look really miserable all the time.

Regarding the title they gave for the write up..."Catty Carla Bruni lifts lid on Michelle Obama's 'hellish' job"......yes Carla is a tad catty. hahahha but if I had to spend time forced on me to be with Michelle Obama I would be worse then catty. hahaha I would probably call in sick. hahha



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September 14, 2010

Cuba to Cut 500,000 From State Payroll




Cuba to cut 500,000 from state payroll

Finiancial Times


Communist Cuba will shift hundreds of thousands of state employees to the private sector in 2011 as the government prunes more than 500,000 workers from its payroll.

The official trade union federation said on Monday that eventually more than a million jobs would be cut.

“Job options will be increased and broadened with new forms of non-state employment, among them leasing land, co-operatives and self-employment absorbing hundreds of thousands of workers in the coming years,” the union statement said.

According to a document circulating within the higher ranks of the Communist party in preparation for the “reorganisation of the labour force” announced on Monday, 465,000 non-state jobs would be created in 2011, of which some 250,000 would fall under the category of new licences for self-employment.

Self-employment, begun in the 1990s, covers everything from family-run restaurants to car repair shops, construction and artisans. Non-state jobs included workers hired by the self-employed, ex-state employees such as taxi drivers who would move to a leasing arrangement, and employees of small state businesses that went over to a co-operative form of administration, said sources who have seen the plan.

The plan represents the most important reform undertaken by President Raúl Castro since he took over from his brother Fidel in early 2008, and the biggest shift to private enterprise since all 58,000 small businesses were nationalised in 1968.

Raúl Castro has fostered discussion in the media and grassroots meetings on the problems afflicting the socialist economy, but he has made mostly minor changes up till now. The exception has been agriculture, where Mr Castro has leased state lands to 100,000 farmers and loosened the state straitjacket on sale of farm inputs and produce.

The government reported more than 85 per cent of the Cuban labour force, or about 5m people, worked for the state at the close of 2009. There were 591,000 workers in the private sector, with most of those being farmers and 143,000 self-employed.

The massive layoff of 10 per cent of the state labour force is scheduled to begin in October and stretch through March. New licences for self-employment would be issued beginning in October , the sources said. Geographical limitations on self-employment and prohibitions on obtaining bank credits, doing business with state entities or hiring labour outside the family, would be eliminated.

Better accounting would be demanded of businesses, and the way they were taxed would be changed. As well as taxes on income, the self-employed would pay a sales tax and 25 per cent social security tax for themselves and each employee, the sources said, while co-operatives would pay a tax on profits and social security.

The state expected tax revenue from the self-employed to jump from 250m pesos ($9.4m) this year to about a billion pesos in 2011, the sources said


Wild Thing's comment........

Obama is thinking of adding 500,000 public sector workers.

We are trending against Cuba, who would have thunk the US would be more Communistic than they are?

This is nuts!

Castro has said communism does not work, tough the media again kept that quiet for the most part.
They are now looking at he private sector while we move into socialism and if this man in the white house had his way communism. They and Europe are going right and we’re the only ones going left, frigging wake up you dope media and left wing nuts.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me. OMG Obama’s left of Castro. God help us, the world really is upside down.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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September 10, 2010

Restoring Honor Rally: Closing Prayer and Song






Dave Roever gives the closing prayer at the Restoring Honor Rally, and then a beautiful song to close out a historic day.


Dave Roever grew up in a loving, committed family in South Texas. The last thing on his mind was going to war. At the height of the Vietnam War, he received his draft notice. He joined the Navy and served as a river boat gunner in the elite Brown Water Black Beret in Vietnam.

Eight months into his tour of duty in Vietnam, Dave was burned beyond recognition when a phosphorous grenade he was poised to throw exploded in his hand. The ordeal left him hospitalized for fourteen months, where he underwent numerous major surgeries. His survival and life are miraculous.

Today, with his humorous style, Dave Roever is enthusiastically received both nationally and internationally as a public speaker. He is a gifted communicator and speaks in a variety of settings including public schools, military installations, business, men' s and youth conventions, etc. Dave is a frequent guest on national television talk shows. He established compassionate, ongoing missions work in Vietnam and is involved in other nations.

In every setting, Dave's message is one of hope. Using his life as an example, he addresses issues relevant to his audience and presents concrete solutions to life' s problems. Often drawing upon his war experiences of loneliness, peer pressure, disfigurement and pain, as well as life' s triumphs, Dave weaves a message of courage, commitment and survival that touches and transforms those who hear him. The foundation of his hope is his faith, supported by the wholesome relationships with his parents, wife, children and grandchildren.

Thirty-four years after his injuries, the Department of the Navy corrected its oversight by awarding Dave his Purple Heart, along with several other service medals.



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Dave Roever part 2 of 3 - Memorial Day Event - Westcliffe CO

Dave Roever spoke at the Westcliffe CO Memorial Day event. He has Eagles Summit Ranch that touches the lives of many wounded veterans and their families.




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Wild Thing's comment.......

America has been given a gift from God to have men like Dave and all our Veterans and troops today. For those that read this blog and lurk please thank a Veteran when you see one, when you meet one even if you don't know them. A lot of our Veternas wear baseball caps when out and about and it makes it so easy to see their cap and just walk up to them and say looking straight into their eyes......thank you. Over the years I promise you I have met so many wonderful men and women and had an opportunity to say thank you.

I am so glad Glenn Beck asked Dave Roever for his rally. Beck made some awesome choices in his decisions of guests that day. Thank you Glenn and thank you Dave Roever.


....Thank you Jack for sending this to me.


United States Army
1965-1971
Army Combat Engineers
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September 08, 2010

Fox's Brian Kilmead Not Prepared For Guest ~ LOL





Fox Runs B-Roll Instead of Showing Transgendered Guest--Host Kilmeade Tries Not To Laugh


It turns out Kimberly Richards - A Public and Legislative Affairs Director for S. California Transit Advocates - is not a she. She is a HE who used to be a SHE.

As you will see at the opening of this clip, Fox's Brian Kilmead was not prepared for this guest!

Then the Fox producers - through the rest of the segment - stick to B Roll (read: a still picture of a subway turn style!) rather than show the face and the voice that doesn't match the face.

There was not even an attempt by Kimberly to SOUND like a woman.




Wild Thing's comment........

LMAO this is hilarious, and I can just imagined how surprised Fox's Brian Kilmead myst have been. hahahahaha


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August 13, 2010

Tell The Terminally Ill To 'trust God,' get Yourself Fired



Tell the terminally ill to 'trust God,' get yourself fired

Tribunal affirms town decision to dismiss counselor over remark

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The dismissal of a town employee who had an unblemished record of counseling housing clients for 18 years has been affirmed by a job tribunal because he mentioned God to a terminally ill woman.

The startling decision is being reported by the Christian Legal Centre, which argued the case on behalf of Duke Amachree against the decision by the Wandsworth town council.

"We are stunned that the tribunal failed to recognize the draconian way in which Mr. Amachree was treated," said Andrea Minichiello Williams, director of the organization that advocates on behalf of religious rights across the United Kingdom.
"We are dismayed that they found that Mr. Amachree had not been discriminated against on the grounds of his faith. This decision will send yet more shock waves through the Christian community when they realize that a couple of comments encouraging faith in God can lead to a person being dismissed for gross misconduct," Williams said.


Officials said an appeal will be filed in the case, in which Amachree was fired for "gross misconduct for suggesting to a client with an incurable illness not to give up hope and to try putting her faith in God."

Wandsworth fired Amachree, and an employment tribunal now has determined that action was reasonable.

"The tribunal also found that the council had not discriminated against Mr. Amachree on the basis of his religion. In addition, the tribunal took the view that Duke had breached confidentiality by publicizing his case," the report said.

Duke, a committed Christian and father of two, lost the job he'd held for 18 years for the incident. His comments came in one brief visit to a client, and resulted in six months of investigations and three interviews by town officials.

His defense counsel even was told by the city that saying "God bless" would require an investigation if word was brought to officials.

The Christian Legal Centre reported gross misconduct more often covers behavior including violence or theft.

The town had accepted that the motivation for the speech was one of compassion and evidence indicated Amachree never had been told small talk in a housing interview was prohibited.

"I am devastated by the outcome," Amachree said in a statement released by the center. "This is a sad day for Christians who simply want to live out their faith in the workplace without fear."


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Wild Thing's comment.......

My gosh it really is like the entire world is upside down.





....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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August 11, 2010

Students Told to Stop Singing National Anthem at Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C





Students Told to Stop Singing National Anthem in D.C.!

A group of students were taking a monument tour of the nation’s capital when they made a spur-of-the-moment decision to sing the national anthem at the Lincoln Memorial, but were told to stop by U.S. Park Police.

Police tell students to stop singing national anthem at Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. Yes, the one in America!


Students at Lincoln Memorial Told to Stop Singing National Anthem


FOX News

A group of high school students attending a conservative leadership conference in Washington, D.C. said they were ordered by a security guard to stop singing the national anthem during a June 25 visit to the Lincoln Memorial.

“They told them to stop singing,” said Evan Gassman, a spokesman for the Young America’s Foundation. “I was taken aback. You wouldn’t expect a display of national patriotism to be censored."

U.S. Park Police confirmed that the students were in violation of federal law and their impromptu performance constituted a demonstration in an area that must remain “completely content neutral.”

“The area they were standing in and singing is an area that is restricted for this type of activity,” said Sgt. David Schlosser. “The United States Park Police is absolutely content-neutral when it comes to any sort of demonstrations in these areas.”

Schlosser explained that performances, regardless of content, are banned to “maintain a contemplative and reverent area for the Lincoln Memorial, for the other guests and visitors.”

The incident occurred on June 25 as students were taking a monument tour of the nation’s capital. The decision to sing the national anthem at the memorial was a spur of the moment event, according to Shawn Balcomb, of Richmond Hill, GA.

“We got maybe two lines in and a police officer came over and he was yelling,” Balcomb said in a telephone interview. “He quieted us down.” Balcomb, 17, said the officer told the group they were being too loud. “I was dumbfounded,” he said.

“I didn’t realize there was something wrong with singing the national anthem.”

Schlosser said the students would have been in compliance had they moved approximately 25 steps from where they were standing.

“It’s not the content of their activity – that being the national anthem – it’s the location,” he said. “A couple steps and it would have been no problem whatsoever.”

Instead of doing as they were instructed, Gassman said the students resumed the song – an impromptu form of civil disobedience.

“If their idea of civil disobedience is singing the national anthem, then so be it,” Gassman said. “Let them disobey.”

YAF posted video reportedly shot just after the alleged encounter with the security officer. It shows students loudly singing the anthem.

“That’s the most offensive thing out of all this,” he said.

“They really did not provide the students a reason,” said Gassman. Balcomb, who is a high school senior, said they didn’t intend on creating a ruckus – they just wanted to show their patriotism.

“It’s not like we sounded great or anything,” he said.

“We just wanted to pay respect to our nation – in our capital.”

Schlosser, who commended the students on their musical ability, said the students were not cited and to his knowledge no report was filed.

“We need to make certain that all other visitors that don’t want to be a part of that or just choose to be tourists are able to do so in the same light that probably President Lincoln wanted – which is completely content neutral,” he said.


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Wild Thing's comment........

The “content” is why the memorial is there in the first place!

God forbid you sing America’s National Anthem at a National Memorial in America!


They’re not in a library, or China, for that matter. They’re in America. We have the right to openly express our patriotism in a public place such as this.



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August 10, 2010

Love This! Second Try at Lemonade Stand Nets Huge Profit






Wild Thing's comment........

I love happy endings and this is one of them.



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July 20, 2010

Teen Charged After Crash of Horse and Buggy in Chase




Teen charged after crash of horse and buggy in chase

The Buffalo News


LEON—An Amish teen who tried to flee police faces charges of alcohol possession and “overdriving an animal” after he crashed his getaway vehicle— a horse and buggy.

Cattaraugus County sheriff’s deputies reported over the weekend that Levi E. Detweiler, 17, ran a stop sign and refused officers’ attempts to stop the buggy. Deputies chased Detweiler for about three quarters of a mile, and when he tried an unsafe turn into a driveway, he crashed the horse and buggy in a ditch. The teen then fled on foot but was found later in the area.

The Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Bureau completed an investigation and charged the youth with possession of alcohol by someone under 21, overdriving an animal, seconddegree reckless endangerment, failure to stop at a stop sign and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle in the incident that occurred at about 1:30 a. m. last Monday. He is free on $500 bail.



Wild Thing's comment.......

Wow…so not a story you hear every day!

I don't like that he mistreated the horse and left it hooked up with the buggy overturned.

Did they drive up on the kid and hit the siren?




....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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July 14, 2010

Thousands of Laptops Stolen During Nine-hour Heist



On March 6, as many as seven people broke into iGov Technologies at 9211 Palm River Road and stole 3,000 laptops and other electronics, according to a search warrant.


Thousands of laptops stolen during nine-hour heist


TAMPA, Fla.


Thousands of laptops have been stolen from the Florida office of a private contractor for the U.S. military's Special Operations Command.

Surveillance cameras caught up to seven people loading the computers into two trucks for nine hours.

U.S. Special Operations Command coordinates the activities of elite units from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. A spokeswoman said Tuesday that none of the stolen laptops contained military information or software.

The Virginia-based company iGov was awarded a $450 million contract earlier this year to supply mobile technology services linking special operations troops worldwide. A company executive says iGov is cooperating with authorities and the March 6 break-in at its Tampa facility remains under investigation.


Laptops stolen from government contractor


TAMPA, Fla., July 13 (UPI) -- Thieves allegedly took an estimated 3,000 laptop computers from the Florida warehouse of a military contractor, police said.

The thieves arrived by car at iGov Technologies in Tampa, a contractor for the top secret U.S. Special Operations Command, and broke in through the roof, the St. Petersburg Times reported Monday.

The heist took place during a 9-hour period on March 6 -- a Saturday, when no one was around. The intruders loaded up two semi-trailer trucks with the computers and other equipment, police said.

The Times said the details of the alleged burglary came to light only recently, when a sheriff's detective, having notified the FBI, requested a search warrant in Hillsborough County Circuit Court to find phone records for one of the suspects, which he obtained on June 23.

The warrant sought the phone records for Oddit Perez-Reyes, 39, the owner of the car that pulled up to the warehouse, records showed.

Based on the phone information, the FBI and the Miami-Dade Police Department said they found 1,911 items of the stolen goods in a warehouse in Miami.

Earlier this year the Department of Defense awarded iGov a $450 million contract to provide mobile technology services connecting special operations troops all over the world.


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Thieves swipe thousands of laptops from Special Ops contractor

TAMPA — The thieves hit on a weekend when no one was around.

The target: a military contractor for the super secret Special Operations Command, the elite commandos who help coordinate the war on terror.

The intruders entered through the roof, gaining access to iGov Technologies, which occupies suite 110 in the beige corporate center at 9211 Palm River Road.

For the next nine hours, they loaded up more than 3,000 laptop computers and other equipment into two waiting semitrailer trucks .

Those details came to light only recently, when a Hillsborough County sheriff's detective filed a search warrant in Hillsborough County Circuit Court seeking phone records for one of the suspects.

What was on the laptop computers? Was it a crime of economics or a crime of security? Did the burglary compromise the safety of any troops?

The answers remained a mystery Monday.

A SOCom spokeswoman said officials are aware of the iGov break-in, but she could not immediately provide a response.

Earlier this year, iGov was awarded a $450-million contract by the Department of Defense to supply mobile technology services linking special operations troops all over the world.

The company is headquartered in McLean, Va., with locations in Springfield, Va., and near Tampa. An iGov facility manager referred calls to the corporate office. Officials there did not return a call for comment.

According to the warrant, the operation went down on March 6, a Saturday. A surveillance camera captured images as a red Lincoln Navigator drove up to the business and as many as seven people piled out.

They broke in through the roof and spent nine hours gathering loot, which included about 3,000 Panasonic Toughbook laptops and other electronics.

The Sheriff's Office notified the FBI. Sheriff's Detective David Thatcher obtained a search warrant June 23.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Debbie Carter said that she was unaware of the theft and that Thatcher no longer had the case. It was assigned to a second detective who also was transferred, and she did not know which detective was now handling it.

The Sheriff's Office records division was unable to find a report of the break-in on Monday. A clerk did locate a record of when the call was received and which officers responded.

The warrant seeks phone records for the owner for the Lincoln Navigator, a man named Oddit Perez-Reyes, 39.

Perez-Reyes' cell phone was in contact with four phone numbers the day of the heist. Satellite records tracked each of the four phones to the iGov office that day, the warrant stated.

Sprint Communications said the phones were on prepaid accounts and cautioned that subscriber names could be fictitious, the warrant said.

Detectives filed for access to Perez-Reyes' cell phone for records that include contact information, messages, calls and pictures and videos.

As a result of the investigation, the FBI and the Miami-Dade Police Department located a warehouse in Miami that was used to store the stolen property, the warrant stated, and about 1,911 items were recovered.

A spokesman for the Miami-Dade Police Department said Monday he could find no record of property seized at the warehouse within the past four months.

Hillsborough sheriff's records show iGov's facility manager, Mike Kalinowski, reported the missing computers to the Sheriff's Office after he arrived at work March 8.

However, when a Times reporter asked him about the case, Kalinowski responded: "I don't even know anything about that."




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Wild Thing's comment.......

OMG 9 HOURS???? 9 HOURS!

They have everyone who every email/text/voice call records in analytics systems 24/7. This had to be an inside job.

They say they don't know if any data was compromised? They don't even know what detective is investigating the case?

This stinks of an inside job all the way!

It says it happened on March 6th. And this is the first they are sharing about what happened.


....Thank you JohnE PFC U.S. Army for sending this to me.



Soldier/Generator Mechanic
Companies: 288TH Q.M. Co


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July 08, 2010

A Humble Act of Patriotism: Homeless Man Saves Fallen American Flag...Thank you Sir!







"The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing." (USC Title 4. Chapter 4. § 8j)

During a weekend storm last Sunday, an American Flag displayed on a pole outside of a federal contractor's (METI Inc.) building in El Paso, Texas fell to the ground in driving wind and rain. When employees arrived the following morning, they found their flag folded military style and the pole secured alongside the building. Mystified as to how Old Glory found such a cozy resting place, they turned to their surveillance cameras only to find that the patriotic act was the handiwork of a simple passer-by; a Good Samaritan who happened to be walking past the location when the flag fell to the pavement at 1:40 AM.

The story would have been heartfelt and may have even invoked a sense of pride in this great nation and its loyal citizens if the heroic tale ended there, but this story revealed an even greater picture of devotion to one's country regardless of the hand that may have been dealt to an individual in this Land of Opportunity.

The Good Samaritan; the altruistic passer-by; was a homeless man. Gustus Bozarth to pay him his full respect. He lives in a makeshift apartment in the back of a nearby warehouse. He was simply walking by the night the flag fell amidst an onslaught of wind and rain and felt a duty to his country and all that it represents to show our national symbol the respect that it deserves.

The video above , tells the tale of Gustus traveling the country and once working as a security guard in Tampa where he learned how to properly fold a flag. It also features a few words from this wonderful patriot where he tells the reporter that the flag symbolizes Freedom.

One man - a homeless man- understands the duty owed to his nation's flag, and despite all that he must overcome on a daily basis, still has enough admiration and respect for his great nation that he would never allow the Stars and Stripes to be soiled. He said "It's a small respect, folding the flag like that." After all that he has undoubtedly overcome and all that he must continue to face on a daily basis, he still has love for the nation that affords him the opportunity to live as he chooses and doesn't begrudge that nation for his current situation.




I have searched endlessly for more information on Gustus and have yet to find anything related to his current situation, how he got there, or what lies ahead for him. The local Fox affiliate posted on its webpage that it received hundreds of emails and phone calls from people around the country wanting to lend a hand to Gustus. I can only hope that these wonderfully compassionate people and those in his local community are able to reach out to Gustus and do whatever they can to show this wonderful patriot the respect that he so effortlessly and brilliantly showed them and their great nation through this humble act.


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Wild Thing's comment.......


“...One man - a homeless man- understands the duty owed to his nation’s flag, and despite all that he must overcome on a daily basis, still has enough admiration and respect for his great nation that he would never allow the Stars and Stripes to be soiled...”

Gustus is more man than Obama will or could ever be! Thank you, Sir! God bless you.



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Dodge Challenger Car Commercials




The new Chrysler that is certainly trying to appeal to the patriotism of Americans. It shows an impending Revolutionary War battle when suddenly three Dodge Challengers come to the rescue, led by one driven by George Washington himself. At the end of the ad, it says:

“Here’s a couple of things America got right: Cars….and Freedom.”



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2010 Dodge Challenger: Designed by people who really really love cars for people who really really love cars to drive past people who really don't care about cars at all.

TAKE THAT enviroMENTALists!!!!!!!!! ~ Wild Thing


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June 24, 2010

Missouri Man's Sign on U.S. 71 Draws Fire



A Missouri man’s sign painted on the side of an empty trailer along U.S. 71 has been torched twice in recent weeks. David Jungerman placed the trailer and sign in his field along the major highway, saying:

Are you a Producer or Parasite

Democrats – Party of the Parasites


Kansas City.com

David Jungerman farms 6,800 acres of river bottom land in western Missouri.

He’s not the kind of guy who posts on Twitter or has a Facebook profile.

So when the 72-year-old Raytown man wanted to speak out politically, he used what he had handy: a 45-foot-long, semi-truck box trailer.

Are you a Producer or Parasite

Democrats - Party of the Parasites


He planted the trailer with its professionally painted message in his Bates County cornfield along heavily traveled U.S. 71 about an hour south of Kansas City. He wanted lots of people to see it.

They did. Including at least one with a good case of outrage, matches and a can of gas.

On May 12, Jungerman’s trailer was torched. The Rich Hill volunteer fire department responded. A week later, it was set afire again. The firefighters put it out again.

Then flames erupted in an empty farm house that Jungerman owns.

“They don’t like free speech,” said Jungerman. He put out a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

The sign is harder to read now because some of the letters are charred; the trailer tires burnt to nothing.

“Things are getting a little out of hand out there,” said Chief Deputy Justin Moreland of the Bates County Sheriff’s Office.

Local Democrats don’t want to be linked to the arsons. Jungerman has every right to speak his mind, said Kay Caskey, a Bates County Democrat and wife of longtime state Sen. Harold Caskey.

“Obviously our country is in disarray now because of economics, jobs and foreclosures,” she said. “We are hurting as a country. But there are too many people who want to tear it down instead of build it up. Yes, there is anger out there, and we are a long way from Washington.
“This man has a right to do what he did, but around here some people might wonder at what point do you cross the line?”
Jungerman said he didn’t mean to direct his sign at local Democrats. Many of those are old-fashioned Harry Truman Democrats, he said.
“They’re more conservative than many Republicans,” he said. “I should have put an ad in the paper to explain that. No, I meant the national Democrat parasite base that is sucking this country dry. The ones that just take from the government and not give anything back.”

Jungerman says he’s not even a die-hard Republican. He voted for Claire McCaskill when she won a U.S. Senate seat in 2006.

He put the sign out to make a point, but also to stir up some fun.

“You should have heard the truckers talking on the CB radio,” he said with a chuckle. “One would like the sign and another would tell him to pull over up ahead so he could whup him.”

Jungerman grew up on a farm, but got tired of the tail of a Jersey milk cow hitting him in the face so he told his father he was going to town to get a job.

“I’ve worked 80 to 90 hours a week ever since,” he said.

He’s a staunch believer in personal responsibility. In 1990, he and his daughter confronted four teens they caught fishing in a pond on their Raytown land. The boys called them names and threatened them, Jungerman said, and one spit on Jungerman’s daughter.

Jungerman pulled a snub-nosed .38-caliber and held them until police arrived.

The police, however, arrested him, took his Rolex watch and threw him in jail. The next day when he made bail, police did not return the watch. They said they didn’t remember him having one.

He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge.

Five years later, against advice, he sued the city of Raytown for the value of the watch. He represented himself in a three-day trial that he won. But the judge overturned the verdict and the jury’s award of $9,175.

Jungerman appealed, won again and got his money.

Today, he owns a baby furniture company. He manages to get down to his farmland two or three times a week.

His problem now is that corn is looking good. Soon, it will obscure his trailer sign from highway traffic.

“Well, I would have pulled it out of there by now if they hadn’t burned the tires off.”



Wild Thing's comment........

I guess the truth isn’t particularly palatable to the parasites. This man is absolutely right! They are parasites.


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June 21, 2010

Remembering Bob Hope's Service



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I LOVE ths scene with Bob Hope!!


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Remembering Bob Hope's Service

Newsbusters and Townhall


"Who was Bob Hope?"

To anyone over 35, that seems like such a strange question. Bob Hope, everyone knows, was one of the greatest American entertainers of the 20th century, and whose greatest public service was his decades-long commitment to U.S. troops all over the world for many decades, which earned him the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among other honors.

And yet it's quite possible that a senior graduating from high school this month would scrunch up his face with a puzzled look over the question. It is why it was refreshing to hear that the Library of Congress has a new exhibit called "Hope for America: Performance, Politics and Pop Culture," drawn from the Bob Hope Collection, which was donated to the Library by the Hope family in 1998.

Unfortunately, as with so much that affects our popular culture, this man's legacy is also an excuse to unveil a leftist political agenda, the likes of which Hope would be the first to denounce.

On display are items from Hope's personal papers, joke files, films, and radio and TV broadcasts. This exhibit really makes you feel that the 20th century was more like distant history. It follows that it would be educational to walk students through exhibits like this to give them information that we older people have deeply ingrained in our memories.

Alan Gevinson, the Library of Congress exhibit curator, told CNSNews.com that Hope's daughter Linda and son Kelly have seen the exhibit and approved of it. But that doesn't mean a Bob Hope fan wouldn't expect more than this.

Unfortunately, this exhibit seems to consider Hope merely an excuse for a much broader exhibit sprawling all over a myriad of topics. It gives the impression that what the library calls its "treasured" Hope Collection would fit in about three boxes. Much of its Hope Collection material is contained in the very back of the exhibit space in dimly lit corners where it's hard to even read the exhibits.

Instead, the first thing a visitor would notice and absorb is the video presentation, hosted by Comedy Central star Stephen Colbert. Think of all the archival television material they could use to showcase Bob Hope entertaining the troops, and remembering all the stars who generously donated their time to bringing the home front to the war front, especially at Christmas time. But the Library of Congress displays its boredom with Hope in the interests of a broader topic. But while they broadened the subject, the exhibit didn't have the slightest whisper of interest in who's been entertaining the troops in the last few decades, and honoring them.

Instead we get Colbert, in his usual self-absorbed shtick, showing clips of himself joking with Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton: "Why are you undressing me with your eyes now?"

The library's bureaucrats found room for a section touting "Government Support for the Arts," and how "federal support for the arts remained unrealized until the twentieth century," with the founding of the National Endowment for the Arts. There was no space for debating the wisdom or the controversies of that agency.

But there was space for debating Bob Hope. A letter is on display written by feminists who claim they want to stage their own U.S.O. show, since Hope was an incorrigible sexist. "Since this is a counter-U.S.O. show, we think that the script should have none of the sexist scenes in it that Bob Hope specials have, dancing girls or any portrayal of Women (sic) being inferior to men (which they aren't)," the feminists declare.

Political correctness seems to overwhelm the supposed exhibit topic of "American comedians commenting on the political scene in satires that have entertained and rattled the political establishment." In the video, Colbert proclaims Hollywood movies "draw the nation's attention to matters of urgent importance," with scenes shown from the union-glorifying film "Norma Rae" and the movie "Milk," Sean Penn's portrayal of a slain gay San Francisco city councilman.

Under the title "Causes and Controversies," exhibit highlights include video footage of Jane Fonda visiting North Vietnam, the polar opposite of Bob Hope. There's an exhibit on "A Climate of Fear," how "the entertainment industries suffered greatly" from McCarthyism.

This isn't about comedians or satire at all.

In this exhibit in our nation's capital, Bob Hope deserves better than to be treated as a mere introductory point to shoehorn in every other political controversy of the last century.

An unabashed Republican, Hope bent backward to keep politics out of his performances when entertaining troops or doing anything as an "ambassador" of the United States. It's why he was beloved by people in both parties. If people wanted today to find a role model for national unity and civility, they could no better than that.


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Wild Thing's comment........

Bob and his wife Dolores were wonderful. They were real and truly loved America and our troops and Veterans.

Every time liberals get their hands on anything they try to destroy it. Especially history the way they re-write it, and to do anything that is less then praise of Bob Hope really ticks me off.

No other way to say it, Colbert and the feminists can kiss my ass!!!!

Thank God there was a Bob Hope. I cherish my memories of him.




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RAC has a website that is awesome. 336th Assault Helicopter Company


13th Combat Aviation Battalion - 1st Aviation Brigade - Soc Trang, Republic of Vietnam


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June 18, 2010

Ooh-rah! Mass. Governor Signs Bill, Saves Marine's Job




On June 9th I posted about Maj. Stephen L. Godin

Marine: "Union bullying me to pay $500"


And there is a wonderful UPDATE to the story!!!


Ooh-rah! Mass. Governor Signs Bill, Saves Marine's Job


FOX News

The Massachusetts governor signed a bill on Wednesday afternoon that saves the job of a retired Marine and public high school ROTC instructor who refused to pay teachers union fees.

Gov. Deval Patrick signed a supplemental bill that included language added as an amendment by state senator Richard R. Tisei that exempts Junior ROTC instructors at public high schools across the state from having to pay union fees. Juan Martinez, Patrick's press secretary, confirmed that the ROTC provision was signed.

It was passed by the Massachusetts Senate and House earlier this week.

Sen. Tisei introduced legislation last week on behalf of Maj. Stephen L. Godin, a retired Marine and senior naval science instructor at the Naval Junior ROTC at North High in Worcester. Godin told who said he receives medical and dental benefits and half his salary from the military and refused to join the union or pay it's "agency fee," which is assessed to offset the union's collective bargaining costs.

On Monday, Tisei, who is also running for lieutenant governor on the Republican ticket, reintroduced the bill as an amendment to a supplement bill that was passed by the Massachusetts Senate and House. The language added to the bill exempts public school junior ROTC teachers across the state from having to pay union fees.

Patrick, a Democrat is running for re-election against Republican Charlie Baker, whose running mate is Tisei.

Godin has told FoxNews.com that he has been teaching in Worcester for 15 years without having to join the teacher's union or pay the agency fee. But last month he said he received a letter from school officials telling him he'll lose his job if he doesn't pay up by Tuesday.
"I just want to save my job here," the 58-year-old father of two told FoxNews.com. "I've been doing this for 15 years. Nobody has ever told me to join the union or be terminated."

An official with the Massachusetts Teachers Association said state law requires public employees--including teachers at public schools--to join unions as a condition of employment or to pay an agency fee.

Godin, who earns roughly $75,000 a year, said he has asked for arbitration no fewer than five times, but never heard back from the teacher's union. Now, he’s waiting to hear back from the school district as the Tuesday deadline nears.

"It's really nothing," Godin said of the $500 fee. "It's the principle of the matter. I think they're trying to extort money from me. They do nothing for me."

Godin says he should be exempt from the law since he receives military benefits, including medical and dental insurance.

"So that's nothing to do with Worcester there," he said. "Neither the union nor the Worcester Public Schools have allowed me to make that argument. It's just the union that wants my money."

Godin, who retired from the Marines in 1994 after logging more than 2,000-plus hours flying F-4 Phantoms and five overseas deployments, said he has not hired an attorney.

"That would cost me money, too," he said.

Several messages seeking comment from officials at Education Association of Worcester and North High School, including Principal Matthew Morse, were not returned.

In a statement to FoxNews.com, Dr. Melinda Boone, superintendent of Worcester Public Schools, said she had not issued "any official position statement" to Godin or the union.

"I've asked our legal counsel to research my responsibility and obligations as superintendent in this matter," Boone said in a statement.



Wild Thing's comment........

This makes me very, very happy!

They just got their head handed to them on a plate. Unions 0; Military 1.

Even Deval the Dunce couldn’t ignore this issue. But do not be fooled: Deval Patrick is Obama’s Mini-Me. And he's running for re-election.


Good for Major Godin!



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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Twin Baby Moose in Sprinkler





If you listen really close in the audio you can hear the woman who is recording this trying to keep her kids quiet in the background.

Worth listening to several times, and the music is absolutely perfect for the video.



Wild Thing's comment.........

I love this so much. With all that is happening, I really needed this, what a wonderful thing to see.



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67



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June 14, 2010

Country Music Legend Jimmy Dean Dies at His Virginia Home ~ 1928-2010





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Jimmy Deans PT-109 Theme Song Set To The Movie Of The Same Name Staring Cliff Robertson


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Jimmy Dean: 1928-2010

Country music legend dies at his Virginia home

The legendary country singer Jimmy Dean has passed away unexpectedly in Richmond, Virginia at the age of 81. Dean is best known for his hit song “Big Bad John” and for the sausage company he started that bears his name.

CBS News: Country music singer and business entrepreneur Jimmy Dean has died at the age of 81.

The country music legend, singer, television host, actor, and businessman died Sunday night inside his Henrico (Va.) home overlooking the James River, reports CBS station WTVR in Richmond.

The station spoke with Dean’s wife, Donna, Sunday night. She was grieving and said the following:

“I definitely need my privacy right now, and am not available for interviews. My husband died of natural causes, and funeral services are pending”.

Donna Dean told the station her husband died at 7:54 p.m. Sunday night.

She told The Associated Press that he had some health problems but was still functioning well, so his death came as a shock. She said he was eating in front of the television. She left the room for a time and came back and he was unresponsive.

"He was amazing," she said. "He had a lot of talents."

Four months ago, Dean, who had a number one hit "Big Bad John" in 1961, was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Born in 1928, Dean was raised in poverty in Plainview, Texas, and dropped out of high school after the ninth grade. He went on to a successful entertainment career in the 1950s and '60s that included the nationally televised "The Jimmy Dean Show."

In 1969, Dean went into the sausage business, starting the Jimmy Dean Meat Co. in his hometown. He sold the company to Sara Lee Corp. in 1984.

Dean lived in semiretirement with his wife, who is a songwriter and recording artist, on their 200-acre estate just outside Richmond, where he enjoyed investing, boating and watching the sun set over the James River.

In 2009 a fire gutted their home, but his Grammy for "Big Bad John," a puppet made by Muppets creator Jim Henson, a clock that had belonged to Prince Charles and Princess Diana and other valuables were saved. Lost were a collection of celebrity-autographed books, posters of Dean with Elvis Presley and other prized possessions.


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Wild Thing's comment........

I’m sorry to hear this....RIP Big Jim!

May God bless his family.


Posted by Wild Thing at 05:40 AM

June 13, 2010

Barbara Boxer: Our Greatest National-Security Threat Facing Our Troops and USA ...Carbon Dioxide




We've had four terrorist attacks in less than a year, two of which succeeded in killing people and another two which only failed because of the incompetence of the terrorist. Iran is a year or less away from getting a nuclear weapon. Turkey is rapidly sliding towards Islamism. North Korea is doing their best to restart the Korean War.

And what does Barbara Boxer think is the greatest national-security threat facing us in the next generation? Carbon dioxide.


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Wild Thing's comment........


Please God make it stop!

She has the IQ of a roll of toilet paper I swear!



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June 09, 2010

Marine: "Union bullying me to pay $500"




Marine: Union bullying me to pay $500

Boston Herald


A retired U.S. Marine who runs a high school ROTC program in Worcester says he faces the boot for refusing to pay local union dues, leaving the 58-year-old father of two crying foul and school administrators bewildered.

“It just seems crazy that they’re gonna fire me over $500,” said Maj. Stephen L. Godin, senior naval science instructor at the Naval Junior ROTC Unit of North High School. “Everyone’s talking about finding good teachers - I haven’t missed a day in 14 years.”

Indeed, North High School Principal Matthew Morse praised Godin yesterday as an “excellent” instructor who has turned his program into a top junior ROTC academy.

Godin, a 20-year Marine veteran until 1994, who flew F-4 Phantoms and was deployed five times, said he refuses to join the union because he receives all his benefits, including health insurance and half his salary, from the military. Unlike other teachers, he doesn’t earn a stipend for after-school activities, such as the hours he spends coaching the high school’s regional champion drill team. His salary is dictated by the U.S. Military, not labor negotiators, Godin said.

Officials from the Education Association of Worcester did not return repeated calls, and the Massachusetts Teachers Association declined comment.

State law requires certain public employees to join unions as a condition of employment or pay a so-called agency fee, which goes toward the cost of collective bargaining. But Godin said he shouldn’t have to pay the $500 fee because he receives no benefit from the local union. He provided a letter from the local union demanding he join or pay the fee by the school year’s end. Godin said in 14 years of teaching in Worcester public schools, he’s never been asked to pony up for the union.

“I’ve always worked hard,” he said. “I’m a loyal Marine. Now they’re chasing me away.”
Worcester schools superintendent Melinda J. Boone said she has asked the district school attorney to investigate a way to keep Godin on board, but added, “this is really a union matter.”



Wild Thing's comment.......

Way to go, Marine...Maj. Stephen L. Godin!. God bless this man.

I have yet to ever read how wonderful Unions are..... because they aren't. Not across the board how they do things, treat people and run things. THUGS just like Obama!


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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June 04, 2010

Brecksville-Broadview Heights Ryan Nowlin Heading to The United States Marine Band


Under the direction of Ryan Nowlin, Rachel Mangan practices with the Marching Bees for the 2009 high school football season.


Brecksville-Broadview Heights ( OHIO) Marching Bee band director Ryan Nowlin heading to The United States Marine Band


BROADVIEW HEIGHTS


Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School Band Director Ryan Nowlin announced his new position of staff arranger for“The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in Washington, D.C.


Nowlin said the five-month long audition and interview for the staff arranger job was kept “close to his heart” throughout the process. He said he was not actively looking to leave his present position, which he’s held for the past five years.


“The hardest day for me, without a doubt, was the day I told the students,” Nowlin said. “The students were especially proud of me once they heard what I was doing. They were very encouraging and I was very touched. The impact of these students, my colleagues, and the community on my life and family has been enormous and I am forever grateful.”


Nowlin learned about the pending vacancy of the Marine Band staff arranger through a musician friend in the band. Once he submitted his resume, Nowlin had to arrange several musical arrangements before the selection process began.


After the semi-final decision, he learned he was selected as one of the top two finalists upon returning from the BBHHS band trip to Walt Disney World in April.


After the review of more musical arrangements, Nowlin learned that he had been selected for the position. The other finalist was the staff arranger for the United States Air Force Band, so Nowlin thought he would be selected.


“I thought it was fun while it lasted,” said Nowlin, noting that the other finalist, originally from Medina, showed up for the final interview in his Air Force dress uniform.


“This career change is something I never foresaw,” Nowlin said.


Nowlin said he is pleased to say that three of his grandfathers were all in the military during World War II.


“I wasn’t that man, but I can serve this way,” he said. “I feel I have the skill set for this - not as the person who won five Bronze Stars and two Purple Hearts like my grandfather.”


Before beginning his position in late summer, Nowlin said he will have to officially become a Marine, meet with his Marine Corps recruiter here, transfer to Washington, DC, and undergo two to four weeks of training.


The Marine Band is comprised of 130 members who perform in four musical groups; the marching band, the chamber orchestra, the concert band and chamber ensemble. The group performs at state functions for the President, including the presidential inauguration.


Additionally, the band tours nationally and performs as a back-up to musical guests at the White House among other duties.


Nowlin said his music department colleagues at BBHHS and the middle school, Jason Wyse, Steve Cocchiola, Chuck Valley, Brady Sark, Ivory Kovach, and Debbi Scheufler, and Julie Sterman have been supportive and very excited for him.




Wild Thing's comment........

How exciting for Ryan Nowlin to be chosen for this. News like this is so great to hear about with so many things happening that make us angry and frustrated.

CONGRATULATIONS Ryan Nowlin!!



.... Thank you Jan for sending this to me.



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June 01, 2010

The Avenue of the Flags



American flags for as far as the eye can see greet visitors as they enter the Hillcrest Memorial Park in Hermitage, Pennsylvania. The park is visited by people from all over the world.




The Avenue of the Flags: A Graphic Demonstration of American Patriotism

The Iranian hostage crisis triggered a resurgence of patriotism in our nation. Because not only 53 citizens, but America herself was held hostage for 444 days.

Hope and confidence were sustained by a renaissance of American patriotism. Nowhere in the country was this spirit more graphically demonstrated than in Hermitage, Pennsylvania with The Avenue of Flags.

These bright banners, each flag representing one day of captivity, became the internationally recognized symbol of American's support for the hostages and our hope for their safe return.

Eight members of our nation's armed forces gave their lives in the ill-fated attempt to rescue the prisoners. The citizens of Scranton joined Hermitage in expressing the national spirit by contributing a beautiful permanent monument in memory of these brave men, to be placed in The Avenue of Flags.

The days of captivity are over. The hostages have returned home to enjoy, once again, the freedom of life in the United States. But the memory of those fateful days and the fire of patriotism that they kindled live on.

At Hillcrest Memorial Park in Hermitage, Pennsylvania, the 444 banners of freedom still wave, and the eternal flame shines steadily before the monument to the eight who have their lives in the mission to free their countrymen. This patriotic display is open to the public year-round.


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The Hermitage Historical Society


Over 1,000 flags were used to keep the flags flying during the original 444 days, as the flags needed to be replaced three to four time a year. All but 100 of these original flags were donated by supporters from all around the world. Most of them had once draped the casket of an American veteran. The flags represented periods in history from the Spanish-American War through the Vietnam conflict. One Canadian flag also flies on the Avenue in recognition of the Canadian embassy's help in saving six hostages from captivity and eventually returning them to freedom.

Donations of flags or money for the purchase of flags are still received. However, today most of the flags are purchased new by Hillcrest at an annual investment of over $12,000. The flags fly 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, but are lowered to half-mast for such solemn occasions as the Challenger space shuttle explosion.

On days when the sound of these 444 symbols of American pride can be heard flapping in the wind from a distance, visitors are filled with a sense of pride and remembrance of a time when America was held hostage, and many have been seen to leave the park with tears filling their eyes.


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Wild Thing's comment.......


This is so special and really wonderful that they did this. I am thrilled too that they keep it going. Fantastic!!!



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark


3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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May 27, 2010

Art Linkletter Passed Away At 97 R.I.P. Thank You For The Laughter Art!




Art Linkletter died yesterday at the age of 97. Linkletter was a household name TV Host for decades, known for his segment on “House Party,” called “Kid’s Say the Darndest Things.” The video gives a good taste of what Linkletter was like.

These kids are soooo adorable, I laughed all the way through the video. ! Wild Thing

Bloomberg,com


Art Linkletter, the genial radio and television host who spent more than two decades interviewing children and getting them to say "the darndest things," has died. He was 97.

He died today at his home in the Bel-Air section of Los Angeles, the Associated Press reported, citing his son-in-law, Art Hershey.

Linkletter gained fame as a sympathetic interviewer on "House Party," a daytime variety show that aired on CBS radio and TV from 1945 to 1969. In the show's best-known segment, "Kids Say the Darndest Things," Linkletter would draw amusing answers from schoolchildren by asking who did the housework at home, or whom they wanted to marry.

He capitalized on the popularity of the routine through a series of books, including "Kids Say the Darndest Things" (1957), which topped the best-seller list for two straight years. CBS revived the concept and title for a primetime show in 1998, with Bill Cosby as host and Linkletter as a contributor.

Linkletter also hosted the NBC program "People Are Funny," which ran from 1954 to 1961. The show put ordinary people into extraordinary situations to capture their varying reactions. Some critics now call it one of television's first reality shows.


Linkletter said his first radio interview with a child was in 1943 with his son Jack, then 5. Asked about his first day at school, Jack said he wasn't going back.

"I said, why not? He says, 'Well, I can't read and I can't write and they won't let me talk.'"

More than 25 years of such interviews followed. "Kids under 10 and people over 70" were best on the show, Linkletter said. "The old people don't care, and the kids don't know what they're saying," he said.

Asked what's good about aging, Linkletter gave the answer he once got from a 100-year-old woman: "There's so little peer pressure.'"


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May 24, 2010

Gov. Jindal Blasts Obama Inaction, Moves on Sand Booms




Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says with oil pushing at least 12 miles into the state's marshes and two major pelican rookeries coated in crude, the state is working on a chain of sand berms to protect the coastline from the leaking crude oil. (May 23)


Gov. Jindal blasts Obama inaction, moves on sand booms

Jindal tired of waiting for approval, to build sand booms

H/T Michelle Malkin blog

This is leadership on the front lines, not just on the sidelines. Louisiana GOP Gov. Bobby Jindal has been working non-stop over the past month to protect his state from the BP/Deepwater Horizon oil spill — and from the bureaucratic delays in the Obama administration.

Click HERE to watch the full video of his latest press conference as Gov. Jindal explains what he is doing to contain the damage:


Gov. Jindal was critical of the amount of boom his state received to ward off the oil seeping toward the coastline. But his major gripe comes at the expense of the Army Corps of Engineers, who have yet to give the go-ahead for the building of sand booms to protect the Louisiana wetlands. He used photographic evidence of oil breaking through hard booms, soft booms and another layer of protection, before being finally being corralled by a sand boom built by the National Guard.

"It is so much better for us. We don't want oil on one inch of Louisiana's coastline, but we'd much rather fight this oil off of a hard coast, off of an island, off of an island, off of a sandy beach on our coastal islands, rather than having to fight it inside in these wetlands," Gov. Jindal said, making the case for sand booms.

The governor said he has been forced to protect Louisiana without the approval of the Army Corps of Engineers, which is weighing the ecological impact of the construction of more sand booms.

"We are not waiting for them. We are going to build it," Jindal said.
"We can either fight battle -- we can fight this oil -- on the Barrier Islands 15 to 20 miles off of our coast, or we can face it in thousands of miles of fragmented wetlands," Gov. Jindal said, clearing favoring the first option. "Every day we're not given approval on this emergency permit to create more of these sand booms is another day when that choice is made for us, as more and more miles of our shore are hit by oil."

The oil spill, which has lasted 33 days since the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, has yet to be stopped by British Petroleum at the source. The situation is dire for Gulf coast states.

"It is clear the resources needed to protect our coast are still not here," Gov. Jindal said. "Oil sits and waits for cleanup, and every day that it waits for cleanup more of our marsh dies."

At least one federal official is taking some responsibility:

The oil mass continues moving west, and as the toxic sludge begins to make landfall in Terrebonne, Capt. Edwin Stanton, who heads up the Coast Guard’s response, is taking blame.
“The governor is right. It’s too slow, and if it’s anybody’s fault, it’s mine, for not pushing (BP) hard enough perhaps,” Stanton said.“We did have a problem with getting boom down here to begin with, but there seems to be boom that is in the staging areas that needs to be put out.”

Then, in an exchange with a reporter, he went further.

Stanton: “It’s my job to direct this response in Louisiana.”
Reporter: “Why didn’t you do it?”
Stanton: “Well, the why — is that really important?”
Reporter: “Yes sir, we live here.”
Stanton: “Well, I guess I’m just slow and dumb.”


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Louisiana Officials Threaten Action if Spill Response Proves Inadequate

Gov. Bobby Jindal recited a timeline of his requests to BP and the Coast Guard for containment boom, skimmers and other supplies, saying that the resources were still far from adequate weeks later.

Around 65 miles of Louisiana coastline had been “oiled,” he said, as local officials held aloft pictures of oil-coated pelicans and a porpoise.

Saying that promises of more supplies frequently fell through, Mr. Jindal said he was going to send members of the Louisiana National Guard and Wildlife and Fisheries agents to monitor the oil and even to locate boom and other response supplies, which he and other officials said were available but sitting unused.

Mr. Jindal also urged the Army Corps of Engineers to immediately approve a plan to build artificial barrier islands out of sand to hold back the oil, a plan widely praised by local parish officials but questioned by some experts. He said he would raise the issue with President Obama in a conference call on Monday.

In response to increasing criticism that the White House has not acted aggressively enough on the spill, the Obama administration is sending Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano into the region on Monday at the head of a bipartisan Congressional delegation.

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ABC News Absolves Obama of Oil Spill Blame by Bashing Sarah Palin...from Newsbusters

ABC News on Sunday marvelously absolved President Obama of any blame concerning the Gulf oil spill by bashing former Alaska governor Sarah Palin.

After "World News Sunday's" opening segment about the crisis and how local citizens are being impacted, anchor Dan Harris said, "As we reported, the President is turning up the heat on BP, but the President is also feeling some heat himself with many critics questioning the way the White House is handling this crisis."

He then asked senior Washington editor Rick Klein, "Is there any evidence to substantiate the claim that the White House has been somehow abdicating responsibility and allowing BP to pick up too much of the heavy-lifting in this crisis?"

Strangely, Klein's response involved Palin .


VIDEO HERE




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Wild Thing's comment........


Considering that Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama all went for McCain in 2008, it is clear Obama does not give a crap what happens to those states and their coastal industry. It also explains why Tennessee hasn’t gotten much help with their flooding.


Jindal is the only government official taking decisive action, and the obamanoids don't like it. They have instructed the media whorehouse to raise a blanket of silence against his creative and innovative steps, and the obaman EPA will do everything in its power to see that the environment suffers maximum damage.


If Bush was President they be crucifying him for doing nothing! Obama, again, gets a pass from the MSM!



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.



Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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May 17, 2010

7 Year Old Sings National Anthem





This young man sings the National Anthem prior to a college basketball game.
Notice two of the players in tears. He is only 7 years old.


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Wild Thing's comment........


This is wonderful, he is good and I would bet his parents are not lefties either.

God bless the children.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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May 08, 2010

Graham Prays at Pentagon, says 'Islam got a pass'



Rev. Franklin Graham speaks with reporters after praying in the Pentagon parking lot, Thursday, May 6, 2010. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)



Graham prays at Pentagon, says 'Islam got a pass'

Stars and Stripes

Evangelist Franklin Graham prayed on a sidewalk outside the Pentagon Thursday after his invitation to a prayer service inside was withdrawn because of comments that insulted Muslims.

"It looks like Islam has gotten a pass," he told reporters. "They are able to have their services, but just because I disagree ... I'm excluded."

In 2001, Graham, the son of famed evangelist Billy Graham, described Islam as evil. More recently, he said he finds Islam offensive and wants Muslims to know that Jesus Christ died for their sins. The Pentagon's chaplain office called those comments inappropriate and, at the request of the Army, withdrew Graham's invitation to attend a multi-denominational "National Day of Prayer" service that was held in the Defense Department auditorium.

He came anyway, arriving in the Pentagon parking lot just before 8 a.m. EDT - his party of a half dozen people forming a circle on the sidewalk and praying.

They stood there for about five minutes, heads bowed, as people arriving for work passed by - a man with a briefcase, one on a bike, a woman carrying breakfast pastry in a bag and another man carrying a skateboard.

Then the group walked to the Pentagon's Sept. 11 memorial roughly a couple of hundred feet away, where media had gathered because it's one of the few places were cameras are allowed on the Pentagon property. There, Graham held a news conference that lasted nearly twice as long as the prayer.

Asked why he had come, Graham said it was to pray for the men and women serving at the warfront, including his son, who he said had already been wounded in Iraq and now serves in Afghanistan.

He said he doesn't believe "all religions are equal" but does believe there is only "one way to God" - and that is through Jesus.
Asked if he still believes Islam is evil, he said: "I believe the way they treat women is evil, yes I do." And, can he understand how some of his comments would be offensive to Muslims? "Oh, I'm sure," he said. "But I find what they teach and what they preach and what's on the Internet - I find that to be offensive, too."

Another moment in the news conference, he said people shouldn't be offended because it's simply a disagreement in what people believe.

Graham said many American Christians "feel we are losing our freedoms while people of other faiths are gaining their freedom. It's a perception, whether it's right or wrong."

While Graham spoke outside, some 80 people attended a service inside the Pentagon that included Roman Catholic, Jewish, Muslim and Protestant chaplains.




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Wild Thing's comment........

Good! This is political/social/cultural jujitsu — using the opponents own moves, size, strength, against them.

I weep that our nation has become so enslaved to the Muslim demands, to the demands of THOSE who have members who would KILL US, that our own MILITARY would demand that a Christain minister be dis-invited to participate in an AMERICAN DAY OF PRAYER! Nothing Franklin said was a LIE! And worse....this man has a SON serving our nation right now!!!

I HATE THIS ADMINISTRATION. And I mean HATE! Anyone with a ounce of common sense and decency should abhor the actions of the absolute crazy people that make up this joke of an administration in DC.



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May 07, 2010

Students Kicked Off Campus for Wearing American Flag Tees





Students Kicked Off Campus for Wearing American Flag Tees

Freedom of expression or cultural disrespect on Cinco de Mayo?


NBC


On any other day at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Daniel Galli and his four friends would not even be noticed for wearing T-shirts with the American flag. But Cinco de Mayo is not any typical day especially on a campus with a large Mexican American student population.

Galli says he and his friends were sitting at a table during brunch break when the vice principal asked two of the boys to remove American flag bandannas that they wearing on their heads and for the others to turn their American flag T-shirts inside out. When they refused, the boys were ordered to go to the principal's office.

"They said we could wear it on any other day," Daniel Galli said, "but today is sensitive to Mexican-Americans because it's supposed to be their holiday so we were not allowed to wear it today."

The boys said the administrators called their T-shirts "incendiary" that would lead to fights on campus.

"They said if we tried to go back to class with our shirts not taken off, they said it was defiance and we would get suspended," Dominic Maciel, Galli's friend, said.

The boys really had no choice, and went home to avoid suspension. They say they're angry they were not allowed to express their American pride. Their parents are just as upset, calling what happened to their children, "total nonsense."

"I think it's absolutely ridiculous," Julie Fagerstrom, Maciel's mom, said. "All they were doing was displaying their patriotic nature. They're expressing their individuality."

But to many Mexican-American students at Live Oak, this was a big deal. They say they were offended by the five boys and others for wearing American colors on a Mexican holiday.

"I think they should apologize cause it is a Mexican Heritage Day," Annicia Nunez, a Live Oak High student, said. "We don't deserve to be get disrespected like that. We wouldn't do that on Fourth of July."

As for an apology, the boys and their families say, 'fat chance.'

"I'm not going to apologize. I did nothing wrong," Galli said. "I went along with my normal day. I might have worn an American flag, but I'm an American and I'm proud to be an American."

The five boys and their families met with a Morgan Hill Unified School District official Wednesday night. The district and the school do not see eye-to-eye on the incident and released the following statement:

The district does not concur with the Live Oak High School administration's interpretation of either board or district policy related to these actions.

The boys will not be suspended and were allowed to return to school Thursday. We spotted one of them when he got to campus -- and, yes, he was sporting an American flag T-shirt.



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Wild Thing's comment........

How dare they kick the kids out of school for wearing the American Flag..what in the HELL is wrong with these idiots!!!!

They act like this is really Mexico and we are the occupiers.


They should come back wearing a Remember the Alamo t-shirt.

One more thing, this holiday is NOT celebrated in Mexico, and not even in in Puebla. It is NOT Mexican Independence Day, which is Sept. 16. Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of the defeat of the French in the city of Puebla, Mexico. It is a minor event to most of Mexico as they don’t celebrate it. It seems a little strange, because people in Mexico — or at least, people in Mexico City — don’t celebrate Cinco de Mayo. No one has the day off.


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RAC has a website that is awesome. 336th Assault Helicopter Company



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1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
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Jim Cramer Talking Through Violent Dow Jones Swing; Sources Say Caused by "Trader Error"




Here is amazing video from CNBC this afternoon of stock guru Jim Cramer on air with Erin Burnett and others as they watched the Dow drop to nearly 1,000 points down and then rebound dramatically to a drop of less than 400 points.

When the video begins, it shows Cramer talking about Proctor & Gamble being down to $47.01, off over $15 for the day. Cramer said PG was worth more than that, and urged people to buy it at that price. By the time the video ends, it had rebounded to over $60 a share, and was only off a little more than $1 for the day.




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Wild Thing's comment.......

Amazing!! Can you imagine being there when all this happened. The panic they had to feel.


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May 01, 2010

Mark Levin Caller: Man That Said He Was On Oil Rig Explosion was NOT Terrorism




Mark Levin has posted that audio from the caller, labeled “Part 1 of Mark’s interview” on his website. This video above is part 2.


LINK for Levins page




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Wild Thing's comment......

It is very sad. The world will wring its hands over oily birds, but the men lost are not mentioned

Eleven men were missing presumed dead after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded last week.

Dale Burkeen, 37, was a crane operator on the platform and was trained to lower crew members to boats in an emergency.
He had returned to the rig from Neshoba, near Philadelphia, about a week before the explosion. He and wife, Rhonda, have two children, Aryn, 14 and Timothy, 6.

Donald Clark, 49, of Newellton, Louisiana, was expected to leave the rig the day after the explosion for a three-week break. He was an assistant driller.

Roy Wyatt Kemp, 27, has two children, Kaylee, 3, and 3-month-old Maddison, with his wife, Courtney.
He loved fishing and the outdoors and attended a Baptist church in Jonesville, Louisiana, where a memorial service for him will be held today.

Jason Anderson, was a father of two from Bay City, Texas.

Stephen Curtis was an assistant driller on the rig from Georgetown, Louisiana.

Gordon Jones, 28, of Louisiana, was expecting to become a father to a second son with his wife, Michelle.


Karl Kleppinger, 38, of Natchez, Mississippi was a Desert Storm veteran who spent more than ten years working on oil rigs. He was a floorman who made about $75,000 a year working off the Louisiana coast.


Blair Manuel, 56, resident of Gonzales, Louisiana, was a chemical engineer on the rig.


Dewey Revette, 48, from State Line, Mississippi, was a father who had worked for the company as an oil driller for 29 years.


Shane Roshto, 22, was from Franklin County, Mississippi. His family were named on law suits filed by Louisiana’s fisheries industry, accusing BP and Transocean, the rig operator, of negligence.

Adam Weise, 24, of Yorktown, Texas, came straight from high School to work on the rig in 2005. He loved to hunt and fish and play football. He was the youngest of four children.



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April 29, 2010

High Court Says Mojave Cross In Calif. Can Remain








US Supreme Court rules Mojave cross can stay, rejecting the church-state challenge by the ACLU. This was a huge defeat for American communists.

AP

The Supreme Court has said a federal court went too far in ordering the removal of a congressionally endorsed war memorial cross from its longtime home in California.

The justices said Wednesday that federal judges in California did not take sufficient notice of the government’s decision to transfer the land in a remote area of California to private ownership to eliminate any constitutional concern about a religious symbol on public land.

The ruling was 5-4, with the court’s conservatives in the majority.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars erected the cross more than 75 years ago atop an outcropping in the Mojave National Preserve.

It has been covered with plywood for the past several years following the court rulings. Court papers describe the cross as 5 feet to 8 feet tall.




Wild Thing's comment........


Thank God!

The ruling was 5-4 ...

I hate Liberals, Progressives or whatever label those four, Godless commies are hiding behind. God help us if that court ever flips so that the majority are liberal. It is insane that 4 voted against it.

Leftist liberals are a cancer upon any nation. The only freedoms they rally for always seem to cause destructions of cherished values. They thrive in this nation paid for with the blood of patriots .



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Tom
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US Army Special Forces
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April 24, 2010

Navy To Name Next Ship After Late Rep. John Murtha ~ Shame On The Navy!




Navy to name next ship after late Rep. John Murtha


AP

JOHNSTOWN, Pa.


The Navy is naming its next amphibious ship after the late western Pennsylvania congressman John Murtha.

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus made the announcement Friday at the Johnstown-Cambria County Airport. Murtha's family and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi were in attendance.

Murtha, a former Marine, represented the Johnstown area for more than 35 years. He died in February at age 77 from complications of gallbladder surgery.

The USS John P. Murtha will be a 10th San Antonio Class Amphibious Transport vessel. With a crew of more than 360, it will transport 700 Marines, their equipment and supplies.

The keel for the ship is expected to be laid in about a year. It should set sail three years after that.



Wild Thing's comment........

The traitor was giving aid and comfort to the terrorist enemy during the height of the Iraq war and now they want to name a Navy ship after him????

You have got to be effing kidding me. I'm going to be sick.

Here's the message - slander our troops while they fight America's enemies in foreign lands, while you as a elected official are ass-deep in all kinds of corruption, graft, bribery and other unsavory corporate largess, and you too can have your name on a Navy ship.

It's sickening.

It should be a garbage scow,or a gunnery target ship, and call it the USS POS!



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Feds Invade Farm For 5 a.m. Inspection


I saw this photo while searching for one for this story and thought it was interesting with the Bush/Cheney sign. Obama would hate this photo. heh heh


Feds invade farm for 5 a.m. inspection

wnd


Federal agents invaded an Amish farm in Pennsylvania at 5 a.m. to inspect cow-milking facilities then followed up the next day with a written notice that the farmer was engaged in interstate sale of raw milk in violation of the Public Health Services Act.


A failure to correct the situation could result in "seizure and/or injunction," the warning letter from Kirk Sooter, district director of the Philadelphia office of the Department of Health and Human Services, told farmer Dan Allgyer of Kinzers, Pa., on Wednesday.

The farm invaded Tuesday is the one agents visited in February, driving past "Private Property" signs to demand Allgyer open his property for their inspection, saying, "You have cows. You produce food for human consumption."

The case is being publicized by the National Independent Consumers and Farmers Association, which promotes traditional methods of linking farmers with consumers.

Spokeswoman Deborah Stockton told WND Allgyer "is the type of farmer who exemplifies what we are trying to restore." On her organization's website is the commitment "to promote and preserve unregulated direct farmer-to-consumer trade that fosters availability of locally grown or home-produced food products."

She reported she got details directly from Allgyer of Tuesday's early-morning inspection, which highlights the growing conflict between farmers who want to provide health food locally and federal regulators.

Allgyer could not be reached immediately for comment.


The farmer told NICFA he came out of his house about 4:30 a.m. for his milking routine and noticed a lot of traffic on Kinzer Road.

Shortly later, the cars were coming up his lane.
"I stood back in the dark barn to see what they were going to do. They drove past my two 'Private Property' signs, up to where my coolers were, with their headlights shining right on them," Allgyer reported.
He called to the five men as they were preparing to knock on his home, where his wife and family remained asleep.
"Two were from the FDA, agent Joshua C. Schafer who had been there in February and another. They showed me identification, but I was too flustered to ask for their cards. I remember being told that two were deputy U.S. marshals and one a state trooper. They started asking me questions right away. They handed me a paper, and I didn't realize what it was," he said.
"Schafer told me they were there to do a 'routine inspection.' At 5:00 in the morning, I wondered to myself? 'Do you have a warrant?' I asked, and one of them, a marshal or the state policeman, said, 'You've got in your hand buddy.' I asked, 'What is the warrant about?' Schafer responded, 'We have credible evidence that you are involved in interstate commerce,'" the farmer reported.

WND telephone calls and e-mails to the FDA requesting comment did not generate a response.

Allgyer said he confirmed his identification but then said he wouldn't answer anything further.

He said he questioned their arrival at his farm at 5 a.m. when the warrant clearly stated it was valid during "reasonable times during ordinary business hours," but one of the agents said "ordinary business hours for agriculture start at 5 a.m."
The agents spent their time "rooting around, like a couple of pigs, in the freezer and cooler area and took many pictures," Allgyer reported.
"They came in the dark, shining bright flashlights while my family was asleep, keeping me from milking my cows, from my family, from breakfast with my family and from our morning devotions, and alarming my children enough so that the first question they asked my wife was, 'Is Daddy going to jail?'" Allgyer said.

The subsequent warning letter was an all-inclusive notice that federal regulations prohibit "the delivery into interstate commerce of milk and milk products in final package form for direct human consumption unless they have been pasteurized."

"It is your responsibility to ensure adherence with all requirements. … Failure to make prompt corrections could result in regulatory action without further notice," the letter said.

The letter directed Allgyer to notify Compliance Officer Richard Cherry of the corrections.

Stockton warned the requirement now is for federal agents to claim they have "credible evidence" regarding a case, but a proposed federal change would strike those words in the law and replace them with "reason to believe."

"The phrase 'reason to believe' would be inserted 14 times into the code with S. 510," she said. "If this bill goes through, the FDA will have control of farms. They will not need 'credible evidence' to act. They will essentially be given a free hand to act as they want. And look at how they already act, even with the existing constraints in place."

Allgyer previously had told the officers that as a private farmer, he does not sell to the public.


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Wild Thing's comment........

Sheesh.....those Amish radical jihadists.At least to Obama's government anyway.

I never had raw milk and so am not familar about it at all. But this kind of thing in the article we need to know about I think because they can do this with other things too.


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....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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Fantastic Video ...."Behind the Scenes of "Hummingbirds"





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Wild Thing's comment.....

This is an amazing video on hummingbirds.


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....Thank you Jack for sending this to me.



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April 23, 2010

One Of The Three US Navy SEALs Cleared In Iraq Abuse Case





EXCELLENT video on what happened......It was 2004: Fallujah, Iraq. Four civilian U.S. contractors were transporting supplies for a catering company. They were ambushed, killed, their bodies burned and dragged through the streets, then hung from a bridge on the Euphrates River. A NAVY SEAL TEAM captured one of the military's "most wanted" terrorists, the one responsible for the heinous crime.




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One of the Navy SEALS was cleared of charges in Iraq yesterday.

The SEALS were accused of mistreating a wanted Iraqi terrorist who was behind the murder of 4 US contractors in Fallujah in 2004.

FOX News

U.S. military jury cleared a Navy SEAL Thursday of failing to prevent the beating of an Iraqi prisoner suspected of masterminding a 2004 attack that killed four American security contractors.

The contractors’ burned bodies were dragged through the streets and two were hanged from a bridge over the Euphrates river in the former insurgent hotbed of Fallujah, in what became a major turning point in the Iraq war.

The trial of three SEALs, the Navy’s elite special forces unit, has outraged many Americans who see it as coddling terrorists.

On Thursday, a six-man Navy jury found Petty Officer 1st Class Julio Huertas not guilty of dereliction of duty and impeding the investigation. The jury heard too many differences between the testimony of a sailor who claimed he witnessed the Sept. 1 assault at a U.S. base outside Fallujah and statements from a half-dozen others who denied his account.

Smiling and composed as he left the courthouse at the U.S. military's Camp Victory on Baghdad's western outskirts, Huertas said he felt vindicated.

"It's a big weight off my shoulders," said Huertas, 29, of Blue Island, Illinois. "Compared to all the physical activity we go through, this has been mentally more challenging."

Huertas said he would rejoin the SEALs, the Navy's elite special forces, as soon as possible. His was the first trial of three SEALs accused in the assault of Ahmed Hashim Abed and its alleged cover up.

The case has drawn fire from at least 20 members of Congress and other Americans who see it as coddling terrorists to overcompensate for the notorious Abu Ghraib prison scandal. Thursday's verdict was met by anger and sad shrugs from Iraqis who said they no longer expect to see U.S. troops held accountable for atrocities or other abuses.

Huertas did not take the stand to defend himself, but is expected to testify in Keefe's trial, which begins Friday at the military base in Baghdad. Lombardi said Huertas is expected to offer few, if any, details of the case, and will testify that he was cleared of the same charge that Keefe also is accused of: dereliction of duty. Many of the same witnesses in Huertas' trial also will testify in Keefe's, although a new jury will be seated.

Only McCabe, of Perrysburg, Ohio, was charged with assaulting Abed, and his is the only trial to be held at the Virginia Naval base where the three SEALs are stationed. His trial is scheduled to begin May 3.




Wild Thing's comment........

These guys shouldn't even be on trial. That alone is a gross injustice! To put these men & their families through this is so wrong. It makes my blood boil.



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April 21, 2010

MRFF Group Wants Evangelist Franklin Graham Pentagon Event Canceled



Sunday, May 24, 2009 file photo, Franklin Graham prepares to give the invocation before the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 auto race at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C



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MRFF (Military Religious Freedom Foundation )

Group wants evangelist's Pentagon event canceled

A watchdog group objected Tuesday to an evangelist's invitation to speak at the Pentagon next month, saying his past description of Islam as "evil" offended Muslims who work for the Department of Defense and the appearance should be canceled.

Mikey Weinstein, president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, said inviting evangelist Franklin Graham to speak May 6, the National Day of Prayer, "would be like bringing someone in on national prayer day madly denigrating Christianity" or other religious groups.
It would also endanger American troops by stirring up Muslim extremists, Weinstein said.

Graham is the son of famed evangelist Billy Graham and president and CEO of both Samaritan's Purse, a Christian international relief organization in Boone, N.C., and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, in Charlotte, N.C.

He said through a spokesman that he will be a guest of the Pentagon and will speak only if he's still invited. A military spokeswoman said she was locating officials to respond to the criticism.

After the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Graham said Islam "is a very evil and wicked religion." In a later op-ed piece in The Wall Street Journal, Graham wrote that he did not believe Muslims were evil because of their faith, but "as a minister .... I believe it is my responsibility to speak out against the terrible deeds that are committed as a result of Islamic teaching."

Graham hasn't changed his views on Islam, said his spokesman, Mark DeMoss.

DeMoss quoted Graham as saying,

"As the father of a son serving in his fourth combat tour, I'd be glad to know someone was leading a prayer service at the National Day of Prayer, or any other day."

Weinstein, the foundation president, also criticized the Pentagon's working relationship with the National Day of Prayer Task Force, a Colorado group that organizes Christian events for the prayer day, designated by Congress.

Weinstein said that while he doesn't object to the day of prayer, the Pentagon chaplain's office has effectively endorsed the task force by using its materials and routinely inviting its honorary chairman to speak at the Pentagon. Weinstein said that amounts to preferential treatment in violation of Defense Department rules.

Graham is honorary chairman this year for the National Day of Prayer Task Force, based in Colorado Springs. A spokesman for the task force didn't immediately return a telephone message.

Weinstein said the task force is entitled to organize Christian-oriented events. But he said the Pentagon chaplain shouldn't be closely affiliated with the task force because it requires that all its events be conducted by Christians, although those with other beliefs are welcome to attend.


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Penetration Even At The Pentagon: Muslim Spies Setting Muslim Policy

Investor's Business Daily

The internal threat from Muslim extremists in the military extends to high-level Defense Department aides who have undermined military policy. In fact, one top Muslim adviser pushed out an intelligence analyst who warned of the sudden jihad syndrome that led to the Fort Hood terrorist attack.

An honored guest of the Ramadan dinner at the Pentagon this September was Hesham Islam, who infiltrated the highest echelons of the Ring despite proven ties to U.S. terror front groups and a shady past in his native Egypt.

As senior adviser for international affairs to former deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England, Islam ran interference for the Islamic Society of North America and other radical fronts for the Egypt-based Muslim Brotherhood, the subject of my new book "Muslim Mafia."

For example, Islam persuaded brass to sack a Pentagon analyst, Stephen Coughlin, after he advised cutting off outreach to ISNA, which he accurately ID'd as part of a covert terror-support network in the U.S. -- something the Justice Department recently confirmed in a major terror finance trial.

Islam invited ISNA officials to lunch with the avuncular England, known by insiders as Gullible Gordon, who in turn spoke at ISNA confabs. Islam also helped set up a Pentagon job booth at one recent ISNA convention to recruit Muslim chaplains and linguists.

Most disturbing, Islam met regularly with Saudi and other embassy officials lobbying for the release and repatriation of their citizens held at Gitmo. He in turn advised England, who authorized the release of dozens of Gitmo detainees. Some have resumed terrorist activities.

No one really knew who Islam was when he was promoted -- in fact, the Pentagon removed his bio from its Web site after reporters noted major inconsistencies in it -- yet he was allowed to get inside the office of the Pentagon's No. 2 official.

"In effect," a senior U.S. Army intelligence official told me, "we've got terrorist supporters calling the shots on our policies toward Muslims from the highest levels."

Meanwhile, politically incorrect prophets like Coughlin have been frozen out. After the betrayal at Fort Hood, the military could use his analysis of Islamic doctrine more than ever.

I attended a private briefing by Coughlin in February. In a PowerPoint presentation, he detailed how jihadists use the Quran to justify their actions. Some of his slides matched almost word-for-word Hasan's own PowerPoint slides extolling the virtues of jihad and martyrdom. Both, for instance, quoted from the same Quranic passage known as the "Verse of the Sword."


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Wild Thing's comment.......

More crapola from supporters of Islam. Islam IS evil. I hope they let Graham keep his invitation and be there.

The group against Graham is called the Military Religious Freedom Foundation and its AGAINST religious freedom.

Typical leftists

Mikey Weinstein is a vicious anti-Christian bigot and a liar. Whenever he speaks about Christianity it is with hatred and he consistently uses disease metaphors to refer to Christians and Christianity. He falsely accused Christian Air Force Academy Cadets of harassing his son.

Meanwhile, politically incorrect prophets like Coughlin have been frozen out. After the betrayal at Fort Hood, the military could use his analysis of Islamic doctrine more than ever.

Coughlin predicted Hasan's mind-set. He first began briefing the Pentagon on this jihadist doctrine in 2002. So brass can't say they didn't know.

They were warned that the enemy was drawing on religious principles, and that our own Muslim soldiers could succumb to such thinking.

And they were warned that by using ISNA and other radical Brotherhood fronts to endorse Muslim chaplains and recruit Muslim soldiers, they were courting enemies of the U.S. — and courting disaster. But they were too drunk with political correctness to listen.

The 82nd Airborne is based out of Fort Bragg, which is part of North Carolina state Sen. Larry Shaw's home district. Shaw is CAIR's new chairman. He is also a minority contractor who operates Shaw Food Services Co. near Fort Bragg. According to the legislator's financial disclosure form, Shaw Food customers include the Defense Department.

Yet CAIR, like ISNA, is an unindicted terrorist co-conspirator. The FBI says CAIR is a terrorist front group and has cut off formal ties to it. So should the military.


Also I highly recommend Major Coughlin's Thesis as a good reference tool as well among your favorites.


“TO OUR GREAT DETRIMENT”: IGNORING WHAT EXTREMISTS SAY ABOUT JIHAD


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April 20, 2010

Aged Tires: A driving hazard! Please Watch This Video!






Aged Tires: A driving hazard.


The video is well worth watching. Please watch until the end, because some of the most important stuff you need to hear and see are past the middle of the segment. It could save your life or that of someone you love.


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Wild Thing's comment........

Please also forward the video to others.



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
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1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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Right To Laugh Trailer




A Preview of the new show Right To Laugh on RightNetwork.

Find more at http://rightnetwork.com

Join some of the most popular stand up comedians around for an evening of big laughs, political satire, pop culture skewering and a message we can all get behind... more laughter in our lives.

This is their YouTube page

http://www.youtube.com/user/RightNetwork

This is new so we will have to see how it really is once it gets started. But I am all for good things that our side does.


Posted by Wild Thing at 04:49 AM

April 14, 2010

Bill Mauldin Stamp Honors Grunts' Hero





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The post office gets a lot of criticism. Always has, always will.

And with the renewed push to get rid of Saturday mail delivery, expect complaints to intensify.

But the United States Postal Service deserves a standing ovation for something that's going to happen this month: Bill Mauldin is getting his own postage stamp.

Mauldin died at age 81 in the early days of 2003. The end of his life had been rugged. He had been scalded in a bathtub, which led to terrible injuries and infections; Alzheimer's disease was inflicting its cruelties. Unable to care for himself after the scalding, he became a resident of a California nursing home, his health and spirits in rapid decline.

He was not forgotten, though. Mauldin, and his work, meant so much to the millions of Americans who fought in World War II, and to those who had waited for them to come home. He was a kid cartoonist for Stars and Stripes, the military newspaper; Mauldin's drawings of his muddy, exhausted, whisker-stubbled infantrymen Willie and Joe were the voice of truth about what it was like on the front lines.

Mauldin was an enlisted man just like the soldiers he drew for; his gripes were their gripes, his laughs were their laughs, his heartaches were their heartaches. He was one of them. They loved him.

He never held back. Sometimes, when his cartoons cut too close for comfort, his superior officers tried to tone him down. In one memorable incident, he enraged Gen. George S. Patton, and Patton informed Mauldin he wanted the pointed cartoons -- celebrating the fighting men, lampooning the high-ranking officers -- to stop. Now.

The news passed from soldier to soldier. How was Sgt. Bill Mauldin going to stand up to Gen. Patton? It seemed impossible.

Not quite. Mauldin, it turned out, had an ardent fan: Five-star Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, supreme commander of the Allied forces in Europe. Ike put out the word: Mauldin draws what Mauldin wants. Mauldin won. Patton lost.

If, in your line of work, you've ever considered yourself a young hotshot, or if you've ever known anyone who has felt that way about himself or herself, the story of Mauldin's young manhood will humble you. Here is what, by the time he was 23 years old, Mauldin had accomplished:

He won the Pulitzer Prize. He was featured on the cover of Time magazine. His book "Up Front" was the No. 1 best-seller in the United States.

All of that at 23. Yet when he returned to civilian life and he grew older, he never lost that boyish Mauldin grin, he never outgrew his excitement about doing his job, he never big-shotted or high-hatted the people with whom he worked every day.

I was lucky enough to be one of them; Mauldin roamed the hallways of the Chicago Sun-Times in the late 1960s and early 1970s with no more officiousness or air of haughtiness than if he was a copyboy. That impish look on his face remained.

He had achieved so much. He had won a second Pulitzer Prize, and he should have won a third, for what may be the single greatest editorial cartoon in the history of the craft: his deadline rendering, on the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, of the statue at the Lincoln Memorial slumped in grief, its head cradled in its hands. But he never acted as if he was better than the people he met. He was still Mauldin the enlisted man.

During the late summer of 2002, as Mauldin lay in that California nursing home, some of the old World War II infantry guys caught wind of it. They didn't want Mauldin to go out that way. They thought he should know that he was still their hero.

Gordon Dillow, a columnist for the Orange County Register, put out the call in Southern California for people in the area to send their best wishes to Mauldin; I joined Dillow in the effort, helping to spread the appeal nationally so that Bill would not feel so alone. Soon more than 10,000 letters and cards had arrived at Mauldin's bedside.

Even better than that, the old soldiers began to show up just to sit with Mauldin, to let him know that they were there for him, as he, long ago, had been there for them. So many volunteered to visit Bill that there was a waiting list. Here is how Todd DePastino, in the first paragraph of his wonderful biography of Mauldin, described it:

"Almost every day in the summer and fall of 2002 they came to Park Superior nursing home in Newport Beach, California, to honor Army Sergeant, Technician Third Grade, Bill Mauldin. They came bearing relics of their youth: medals, insignia, photographs, and carefully folded newspaper clippings. Some wore old garrison caps. Others arrived resplendent in uniforms over a half century old. Almost all of them wept as they filed down the corridor like pilgrims fulfilling some long-neglected obligation."

One of the veterans explained to me why it was so important:

"You would have to be part of a combat infantry unit to appreciate what moments of relief Bill gave us. You had to be reading a soaking wet Stars and Stripes in a water-filled foxhole and then see one of his cartoons."

Mauldin is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. This month, the kid cartoonist makes it onto a first-class postage stamp. It's an honor that most generals and admirals never receive.

What Mauldin would have loved most, I believe, is the sight of the two guys who are keeping him company on that stamp.

Take a look at it.

There's Willie. There's Joe.

And there, to the side, drawing them and smiling that shy, quietly observant smile, is Mauldin himself. With his buddies, right where he belongs. Forever.



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Bill Mauldin, on top of a jeep (his favored mode of transportation), was a hero to soldiers for his cartoons.

The cartoonist beloved by GIs and regular guys




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Wild Thing's comment........

This is GREAT news I love that they are doing this.


....Thank you Tom for sending this to me.

Tom
US Army Aviation
Vietnam 1966-68
US Army Special Forces
1970-72


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April 12, 2010

The implosion of Texas Stadium



This is the implosion of Texas Stadium yesterday morning, April 11, 2010. Texas Stadium was the home of the Dallas Cowboys from 1971-2008. They moved into Cowboys Stadium to begin the 2009 season.




Wild Thing's comment.....

This was kind of sad to me. When I lived in Dallas I went to a ton of the Cowboy games so there are a lot of memories of this Stadium.



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April 10, 2010

Polish President Lech Kaczynski dies in plane crash




A plane carrying Lech Kaczynski, the Polish president, has crashed near Smolensk airport in western Russia, killing all on board, Russian officials have reported.

Polish officials confirmed on Saturday that Kaczynski was on board the flight with his wife, as well as Slawomir Skrzypek, the president of Poland's central bank, Andrzej Kremer, the deputy foreign minister and the army chief of staff.

The crash occurred about 1.5km from Smolensk airport in foggy conditions.


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BBC

President Lech Kaczynski and scores of other senior Polish figures have been killed in a plane crash in Russia.

“They were in Russia to mark the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre, when Soviets killed thousands of Poles.

The Russian emergencies ministry told Itar-Tass news agency the plane crashed at 1056 Moscow time (0656 GMT).”

SNIPPET: “Smolensk regional governor Sergei Antufiev told Russian TV that no-one had survived.

“As it was preparing for landing, the Polish president’s aircraft did not make it to the landing strip,” he said.

“According to preliminary reports, it got caught up in the tops of trees, fell to the ground and broke up into pieces. There are no survivors in that crash.”

Polish TV worker Slawomir Wisniewski said he had seen the crash from his hotel near the airport.

"I saw through the fog, the aeroplane flying very low with the left wing pointing to the ground," he said.

"I heard something being broken and then that thudding sound. Two flashes of fire next to each other."

Mr Putin visited the crash site, after saying he would personally oversee the investigation into the crash.

"Everything must be done to establish the reasons for this tragedy in the shortest possible time," he said.

He was to meet his Polish counterpart, Mr Tusk, in Smolensk.

Russian officials said all the bodies had been recovered from the scene and were being taken to Moscow for identification.

Russia's Emergency Minister Sergei Shoigu said both of the plane's flight information recorders had been found and were being examined.


Partial list of those dead:

Lech Kaczyński - the President

Maria Kaczyńska - the First Lady

Ryszard Kaczorowski - last Polish President in exile

Jerzy Szmajdziński - Vice Speaker of the Lower House (left wing leader)

Krzysztof Putra - Vice Speaker of the Lower House

Władysław Stasiak - chief of the President's Chancellary

Aleksander Szczygło - chief of the Office for National Security

Paweł Wypych - presidential Secrtetary of state

Mariusz Handzlik - as above

Andrzej Kremer - vice Minister of Foreign Affairs

gen. Franciszek Gągor - chief of staff of the Polish Army

Przemysław Gosiewski - rigth wing prominent politician

Zbigniew Wassermann - as above

Janusz Kochanowski - Polish ombudsman

Sławomir Skrzypek - chief of the Polish National Bank

Janusz Kurtyka - chief of the institute for the National Rememberance

Bishop Tadeusz Płoski - Catholic field bishop of the Polish Army (head Catholic chaplain)

Archbishop Miron Chodakowski - Orthodox field bishop of the Polish Army

And many, many, many others ....




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Wild Thing's comment........

Greatest country in Europe these days. Long live Poland. What a loss! What an unimaginable tragedy! Prayers for Poland. A terrible loss for all freedom loving people. How terribly sad.




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4 Missing Miners Found Dead in West Virginia Coal Mine




4 Missing Miners Found Dead in West Virginia Coal Mine


FOX News

Search teams found the bodies of four men missing almost a week since an explosion rocked a West Virginia coal mine, bringing the death toll to 29 in the worst U.S. mining disaster in a generation.

Crews who held out hope that survivors might have made it to an airtight chamber awaiting rescue instead discovered their bodies Friday in the Upper Big Branch Mine, officials said.

"We did not receive the miracle that we prayed for," Gov. Joe Manchin said early Saturday. "So this journey has ended and now the healing will start."


Officials say the mission now is to recover all 22 bodies still inside the Upper Big Branch mine 30 miles of Charleston. Seven other bodies were recovered after the blast Monday and two other miners were injured.

The raised death toll makes it the worst coal mine disaster in the U.S. since 1970 when 38 were killed at Finley Coal Co. in Hyden, Ky.



Wild Thing's comment.....

I HATE this. I hate that miners have to die. God be with the families and watch over them. Coal mining is a very dangerous business, God protect our miners. This is so sad, so terrible.



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April 08, 2010

Taiwanese Talent Show Contestant Blows Minds of Everyone






Lin Yu Chun, a contestant on the Taiwanese Talent show 'Super Star Avenue,' is the latest to rock the Internet with his version of Whitney Houston's 'I Will Always Love You.'

Chun is a favorite to win the million dollar grand prize on the show — and they are already calling him the next Susan Boyle.


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Wild Thing's comment.........

Amazing how he hits such high notes and does not scream. He is really good.


......Thank you RAC for sending this to me.


RAC has a website that is awesome. 336th Assault Helicopter Company


13th Combat Aviation Battalion - 1st Aviation Brigade - Soc Trang, Republic of Vietnam


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April 07, 2010

25 Killed In West Virginia Mine Blast ~ Prayers For These Families






Montcoal, West Virginia

The death toll from the massive explosion at a sprawling coal mine in West Virginia rose to 25 early Tuesday, making it the deadliest U.S. mining disaster in 25 years. Crews halted their efforts to reach four miners still unaccounted for at the Upper Big Branch Mine following the blast Monday afternoon.

Concentrations of methane and carbon monoxide inside the mine made it a safety risk for crews to proceed, said Kevin Stricklin of the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration at a 2 a.m. briefing to reporters. Officials planned to drill bore holes from the surface 1,200 feet into the mines to help ventilate it and to collect samples. However, they will first have to use bulldozers to clear a path to reach the part of the mine where they can drill.


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Wild Thing's comment........

This is so sad, prayers for these families and loved ones.


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March 24, 2010

Check Out The Various Cockpits Of Your Favorites ~ Awesome!




This is awesome and it is at Code One website. Code One Magazine is a quarterly publication of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company.

After connecting to the site, click on any plane & and it will show you the cockpit of that airplane!

Click on: COCKPIT


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Wild Thing's comment......


This is really neat to be able to see the different cockpits, I like how the site is set up too.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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March 15, 2010

Actor Peter Graves Dies at 83




Peter Graves, the cool spymaster of television’s “Mission Impossible” and the dignified host of the “Biography” series, who successfully spoofed his own gravitas in the “Airplane” movie farces, died Sunday. He was 83.

He died of a heart attack at his home in Pacific Palisades, Calif., said Fred Barman, his business manager.

It was a testament to Mr. Graves’s earnest, unhammy ability to make fun of himself that after decades of playing square he-men and straitlaced authority figures, he was perhaps best known to younger audiences for a deadpan line in “Airplane!” (“Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?”) and one from a memorable Geico car insurance commercial (“I was one lucky woman”).

Born Peter Aurness in Minneapolis, the blond, 6-foot-2 .Mr. Graves served in the Army Air Force in 1944-45, studied drama at the University of Minnesota under the G.I. Bill and played the clarinet in local bands before following his older brother, James Arness, to Hollywood.


A journeyman actor with more than 130 film and TV credits listed on the Internet Movie Database Web site, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last Oct. 30.

The younger brother of Jim Arness of "Gunsmoke" fame, Graves made his film debut in the 1951 crime drama "Rogue River." Two years later, he portrayed a German spy placed among allied prisoners of war in "Stalag 17."

One of his early TV credits was as Jim Newton on the Saturday morning children's series "Fury," about a horse and the boy who loved him, which ran from 1955-60.

In 1967, Graves was cast to replace Steven Hill as the leader of the Impossible Missions Force following the first season of the CBS spy drama "Mission: Impossible."

Graves played Jim Phelps, who would receive instructions for his team's next mission via a tape that would memorably self-destruct in five seconds, until the series' cancellation in 1973. Graves reprised the role on a 1988-90 revival on ABC.

In a departure from most of his dramatic roles, Graves starred as Capt. Clarence Oveur in the classic 1980 spoof of disaster movies "Airplane!"

Graves parlayed his portrayal of authority figures on "Mission: Impossible" and "Airplane!" into the hosting role on A&E's "Biography" from 1994-2006.

Graves' other movie credits included "The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell"; "A Rage to Live"; "The Raid"; "The Ballad of Josie"; "The Long Grey Line"; "Texas Across the River"; "Five Man Army"; "Spree"; "Number One with a Gun"; "Savannah Smiles"; "Survival Run" "Cruise Missile"; "Black Tuesday" and "Fort Defiance."

Graves also appeared in the ABC miniseries "The Winds of War" and its sequel, "War and Remembrance."

His last performance was as the narrator in 2010's "Darkstar."


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Wild Thing's comment........

Rest in Peace Peter Graves. I met his brother, James Arness is 86, one time, a really nice man.

Graves was great in Stalag 17, but absolute perfection in Airplane.


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March 12, 2010

Skydiving from 120,000 Feet






Felix Baumgartne, skydiving expert and test to jump pilot, discusses his attempt to break the record for highest skydive.


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Record-Breaking Skydive This Year Will Include First Supersonic Free Fall

The Red Bull Stratos mission endeavors to shatter many long-held records in parachuting and balloon aviation

Scientific American


A privately funded team will attempt this year to break a 50-year-old record for the highest-altitude parachute jump, floating a balloon well into the stratosphere before its pilot leaps out for a supersonic free fall.

If all goes as planned, a towering helium balloon will loft Austrian-born skydiver and BASE jumper Felix Baumgartner, 40, roughly 37 kilometers into the air before he begins his descent. (BASE stands for "buildings, antennas, spans, Earth"—the places and structures from which a BASE parachutist jumps.) Baumgartner could set new records for the highest manned balloon flight and the longest free fall as well as become the first person to break the sound barrier without a protective craft. Baumgartner said he would exceed the speed of sound within about 35 seconds of free fall but would not pull his chute for another five minutes.

"It's human nature to want to go faster, farther," said Joe Kittinger, 81, the retired U.S. Air Force pilot who made the highest jump on record in 1960, parachuting from a balloon 31 kilometers above Earth's surface. Kittinger is the Stratos mission's capcom (short for capsule communicator), which means that he will be the voice in Baumgartner's helmet. Kittinger's advice to his successor: "Have fun, enjoy it, and tell us all about it when you get down."

Baumgartner, who called Kittinger a "childhood hero," is perhaps best known for gliding across the English Channel in 2003 with a carbon-fiber wing strapped to his back. Baumgartner said that jump, from about 10 kilometers, is his highest to date. The Stratos mission is incremental, with two lower-altitude jumps set to precede the final attempt; even the first jump, from roughly 20 kilometers, would double Baumgartner's personal altitude record.

The Stratos team claimed that Baumgartner's jump will be more than a dangerous stunt—Kittinger said that the collection of physiological data is central to the mission. Medical director Jonathan Clark noted that Kittinger's 1960 jump as part of the Air Force's Project Excelsior was in some ways a precursor to manned U.S. space missions, which began the next year. Similarly, Clark said, investigating the effects of a high-altitude bailout could benefit the fledgling commercial spaceflight industry.


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News online

The current record has stood for 50 years and his held by Joseph Kittinger, a retired United States Air Force Colonel. It was set on 16 August 1960 and stands at 102,800 feet.

Felix Baumgartner otherwise known as “Fearless Felix” or “God of the Skies” is a renowned skydiver who has become known for his high adrenalin stunts and BASE jumping. Some of his feats include BASE jumping from the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; the Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; landing on top of the Turning Torso building in Malmö, Sweden, only to then BASE jump off it! Now thats one creative way around all the security!

Felix also became the first person to cross the English Channel in free-fall, by using a carbon-fibre wing to fly. He jumped from 32,000 feet and used the altitude to get himself across to France.

The Red Bull Stratos project has collected some of the leading specialists in aerospace, medicine and engineering to ensure the success of the record attempt. They will use a stratospheric balloon to carry Felix to the edge of space, 120,000ft.

He will also attempt to become the first human to break the speed of sound during his free fall, getting up to Mach 1.0 (about 690 mph or 1,070 km/h). In comparison, during a normal jump a skydiver reaches a top speed of about 120 mph (190 km/h) during free fall in a standard belly down position.

The current record for speed during free fall, is held by Col. Joseph Kittinger is 614 mph (equivalent to Mach 0.9 or 980 km/h).

If successful, Fearless Felix will also hold the record for the highest manned balloon flight. The current record of 113,740ft, was established on May 4, 1961, and is held by Lt. Cdr. Victor A. Prather, Jr., and Cdr. Malcolm Ross.

And yet another record would be the longest free fall duration, which would most likely be approximately 5 minutes and 35 seconds before his main parachute deploys. The current record is 4 min and 36 secs, held by Col. Joseph Kittinger on the same record breaking jump 50 years ago.

The original record jump was done to collect useful medical and scientific data for the American space program. Now 50 years later Felix’s jump will also be used to collect useful scientific information, especially the next generation of full pressure suits. Perhaps with this research, we could bring astronauts back to earth safely on their own.

50 years is a long time for a record to stand. There have been many attempts, some even ending in the loss of life. The most recent was made by the Frenchman Michel Fournier in 2008, who planned for years and then watched helplessly as his balloon broke free, before he could get aboard and climbed into the stratosphere without him



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Wild Thing's comment........


Wow! This is fascinating.



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March 08, 2010

Sheppard AFB Was Under Lock Down, Man With Gun Arrested




Sheppard AFB On Lock Down


Wichita Falls KS

KAUZ

Updated: Mar 08, 2010 12:42 AM EST Sheppard AFB Police have confirmed to Newschannel 6 that Sheppard Air Force Base is under lock down, and all incoming traffic is being halted.


Sheppard AFB Police have confirmed to Newschannel 6 that Sheppard Air Force Base is under lock down, and all entrances and exits have been sealed until further notice.

George Woodward, Sheppard's Public Information Officer, tells Newschannel 6 that police apprehended a man carrying a shotgun on base.

There were no shots fired or hostages taken, he said.

All airmen have been accounted for as Sheppard continues to operate under lock down until further notice.

Newschannel 6 will continue to monitor the situation. Stay tuned for updates throughout the night and tomorrow morning.


UPDATE:

Natiional Terror Alert

George Woodward, Sheppard’s Public Information Officer, tells Newschannel 6 that police apprehended a man carrying a shotgun on base.

There were no shots fired or hostages taken, he said.

All airmen have been accounted for as Sheppard continues to operate under lock down until further notice.


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UPDATE:


Gun scare at Sheppard Air Force Base

KSWO


Officials at Sheppard Air Force Base say a man was arrested late Sunday night following reports of an armed man on base.

The public affairs office tells 7News officers located the man, who did have a gun, and took him into custody. Sheppard officials say contrary to rumors, no shots were fired and no hostages were taken. A lock down at the base was expected to be lifted shortly after midnight Sunday.




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Wild Thing's comment.......

Not much info—but prayers up for the safety of our military.


Sheppard AFB is a technical training center. All Air Force Basic training is at Lackland, in San Antonio.

There is also this from last Friday on another Base. I have been to Nellis AFB many, many times.

Man Held After Bomb Threat at Nellis Air Force Base


FOX News

The main gate at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas was locked down on Friday afternoon after a man made a bomb threat, according to local reports.
Metro Police said the man had been taken into custody without incident and is now in the hands of federal officials, www.ktnv.com said.
The main gate remains closed while the investigation continues.
A spokesman at Nellis told Fox News the gate was closed because of what he described as a minor incident, although he did not have details.
He called the situation "routine" and said there was "no ongoing threat to the public."
The base's other gates remain open.
Traffic around the area was diverted after the incident at around 3 p.m.
Nellis is the location of the United States Air Force Warfare Center and is a major training location for both U.S. and foreign military aircrews.



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Compilation of Some Explosions and JDAMs ~ Awesome!






Wild Thing's comment.......


Booom! Shaka laka, Boom! LOVE it!



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March 02, 2010

GM To Recall 1.3 Million Compact Cars



GM To Recall 1.3 Million Compact Cars Automaker cites power steering motors that can fail in Chevys, Pontiacs


By JUSTIN HYDE

FREE PRESS WASHINGTON STAFF


WASHINGTON

General Motors said tonight it will recall 1.3 million cars in North America to replace a power steering motor that could fail, following a federal probe launched in January.

GM said the recall would cover 2005-2010 Chevrolet Cobalts, 2007-10 Pontiac G5s and similar models sold in Canada and Mexico.


The National Highway Traffic Safety Agency in January had opened a probe of 905,000 Cobalts from the 2005 through 2009 model year following 1,132 complaints of power steering failures that could make the cars hard to control. The complaints included reports of 14 crashes and one injury.


"After our in-depth investigation, we found that this is a condition that takes time to develop. It tends to occur in older models out of warranty," said Jamie Hresko, GM vice president of quality, in a statement. “Recalling these vehicles is the right thing to do for our customers' peace of mind.


GM said even if the problem occurred, the vehicles are “safe to drive” but would require more steering effort under 15 m.p.h., with a chime and “Power Steering” warning light coming on.


The recall, the largest by GM in a number of years, comes as Congress scrutinizes the auto industry’s regulation by NHTSA following a string of Toyota recalls linked to sudden acceleration problems.

GM recalled 2.2 million vehicles in 2009, and its total number of vehicles recalled had been falling in recent years as the company said it was catching problems earlier in production.




Wild Thing's comment.......

Shouldn’t they call Obama since he is the highest ranking person involved with the owners of GM?

When there isn't the same treatment Obama’s thugs gave Toyota this will be the proof that they are abusing the government apparatus to promote Government Motors.

Knowing this and what is happening with Toyota:

"Toyota executives have been summoned to testify before congressional committees investigating the company's actions and whether the NHTSA did enough to make sure the Toyotas are safe."



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March 01, 2010

Desperation Grows In Chile After 8.8 Magnitude




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Death Toll is now 708. This is so horrible, so sad.



One of the world's most powerful earthquakes in a century battered Chile on Saturday.

Buildings caught fire, bridges collapsed and debris blocked streets across swathes of central Chile.

A 15-storey building collapsed in Concepcion, the closest major city to the epicenter, and overturned cars lay scattered below a fallen overpass in the capital Santiago. Telephone and power lines went down, making it difficult to assess the full extent of the damage and loss of life.

"It came in waves and lasted so long. Three minutes is an eternity. We kept worrying that it was getting stronger, like a terrifying Hollywood movie," said Santiago housewife Dolores Cuevas.

But it was the fifth-largest earthquake since 1900 and dealt a blow to the economy and infrastructure of the world's No. 1 copper producer and one of Latin America's most developed and stable countries.

"This will be a major blow to the country's infrastructure; there has been major damage to roads, airports, which are now suspended, ports and also in housing," Chilean President-elect Sebastian Pinera said.

The quake halted operations at two oil refineries and two major copper mines and the government said an estimated half a million homes were severely damaged.

President Michelle Bachelet said a huge wave hit the Juan Fernandez islands, an archipelago where Scottish sailor Alexander Selkirk was marooned in the 18th century, inspiring the novel Robinson Crusoe.

"There was a series of waves that got bigger and bigger, which gave people time to save themselves," pilot Fernando Avaria told TVN television by telephone from the main island. Three people were killed and four missing there, he said.

Chilean seaside resort of Pelluhue has been washed away; municipality had about 1,000 residents














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Wild Thing's comment......


There are a lot more dead than being reported then first reported. The numbers grow as they find the missing people. Prayers for those that survived in Chile.

One news commentator said that Chile had high building standards because they were so earthquake-prone. That probably helped keep the damage down. Even so, an 8+ is going to do damage.


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February 26, 2010

Top US Marine Rejects Obama Plan To Repeal Gay Ban







General James Terry Conway, USMC


34th Commandant of the Marine Corps (2006 - present)


Commandant of the US Marine Corps General James T. Conway . The head of the US Marines said on Thursday he opposed ending the ban on gays serving openly in the military, the first top officer to break openly with President Barack Obama over the issue.


Breitbart


The head of the US Marines said on Thursday he opposed ending the ban on gays serving openly in the military, the first top officer to break openly with President Barack Obama over the issue.

General James Conway told the Senate Armed Services Committee that he disagreed with Obama's plan to repeal the ban.

"My best military advice to this committee, to the (defense) secretary, and to the president would be to keep the law such as it is."
Conway said the current policy worked and any bid to lift the ban should answer the question: "do we somehow enhance the war fighting capabilities of the United States Marine Corps by allowing homosexuals to openly serve?"

Conway's public rejection of his commander-in-chief's stance is sure to fuel debate in Congress on the issue and reflects apprehension among some senior military officers about changing the 1993 law.

The chiefs of the US Army and Air Force also expressed doubts about lifting the ban at congressional hearings this week, saying they were concerned about putting the military under further strain in the midst of two wars.

But Conway went further, making it clear he opposed lifting the ban that requires gay service members to keep quiet about their sexual orientation or face expulsion from the military.

His comments contrasted sharply with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, who has spoken forcefully in favor of ending the ban.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates has called for a review of the issue to survey service members and examine the possible effect of changing the law, known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

Senator Joe Lieberman disagreed with Conway, saying he believed the review would show that allowing gays to serve openly would bolster the military's battle readiness.

"This has to pass the test of military readiness. I believe it will based on my knowledge of what's happened in other militaries," he said, citing British and Canadian forces who serve alongside American troops inAfghanistan.


Wild Thing's comment.......


Latest military polling indicates the same sentiments.....


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February 02, 2010

Lech Walesa.... "America is Moving Towards Socialism"



Lech Walesa, former President of Poland, traveled to Chicago to endorse Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate, Adam Andrzejewski.

Lech Walesa tells his American Audience that the United States no longer leads the world politically or morally Interviewer asks President Walesa if he thinks America is slipping toward Socialism. His Answer? Yes!

Andrzejewski is running on a platform of forensically auditing Illinois’ books and exposing corruption by making the details of the audit available to the public.




Wild Thing's comment.......

Lech would certainly know communism and socialism when he sees it and right now he is seeing red.


We have passed socialism and are moving straight ahead to communism!

The free market (Capitalism) did not cause this crisis, the government (Socialism) did.

The free market did not take us off the gold standard, the government did.

The free market did not dump trillions of dollars of cheap money into the system, the government did.

The free market did not create multiple trillion-dollar entitlement programs, the government did.

The free market did not create Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Sallie Mae and Ginnie Mae, the government did.

The free market did not write a tax code that favors one product (real estate) over others, the government did.

The free market did not destroy our public school system and graduate (or fail to graduate) generations of civically and financially illiterate citizens, the government did.

The free market did not pass laws that force banks to lend to those who do not qualify for a loan, the government did.

The free market does not try to engineer society or buy votes, the government does.

The government caused this crisis, the free market did not.

The government cannot fix the crisis, the free market can.



Posted by Wild Thing at 05:40 AM

January 31, 2010

Mother Teresa: Should a Saint Get Postal Service's Stamp of Approval?



The stamp features a portrait of Mother Teresa painted by award-winning artist Thomas Blackshear II of Colorado Springs, CO.



Mother Teresa: Should a Saint Get Postal Service's Stamp of Approval?

Politics Daily


If anything qualifies as a no-brainer, it would seem to be honoring Mother Teresa of Calcutta on a stamp. Not really the biggest laurel the late Nobel Prize winner and sure-fire saint will ever merit, but nothing to sniff at -- especially given the price of a stamp these days.

But of course, you knew someone would find something objectionable about the decision, and in this case it is The Freedom From Religion Foundation, a leading atheist organization that is organizing a boycott and letter-writing campaign against the stamp, which was one of 23 new issues the United States Postal Service recently unveiled for 2010.

The thing is, the atheists have a point.

Now before you start sputtering in the comment boxes, note the Postal Service's own list of a dozen criteria for who can qualify for "stamphood," specifically item No. 9:

"Stamps or stationery items shall not be issued to honor religious institutions or individuals whose principal achievements are associated with religious undertakings or beliefs."
As FFRF leaders Annie Laurie Gaylor told FoxNews.com, "Mother Teresa is principally known as a religious figure who ran a religious institution. You can't really separate her being a nun and being a Roman Catholic from everything she did."

Well, USPS spokesman Roy Betts tried.

"This has nothing to do with religion or faith," Betts said in response. "Mother Teresa is not being honored because of her religion, she's being honored for her work with the poor and her acts of humanitarian relief." (Actually, the Postal Service press release notes that she followed "a divine inspiration." But Betts is stuck between a rock and a hard place, it seems.)

At First Things, Joe Carter begs to differ and to side with Gaylor -- though with regret, and justifiable annoyance:

"Mother Teresa should certainly appear on a stamp -- but only after we change the law. We shouldn't look for loopholes that require denying the importance of her faith in order for her to qualify. Mother Teresa should be honored for who she really was -- a Catholic nun motivated by the love of Christ -- and not as a faux, secular saint."


Such a change in the law would also help avoid the Postal Service -- and groups like The Freedom From Religion Foundation -- from having to come up with tortured arguments justifying, or criticizing, certain honorees.

For example, previous postal honorees with obvious religious identities include Malcolm X, the former chief spokesman for the Nation of Islam, and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., a Baptist minister and co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. In 1986, the Post Office issued a stamp in honor of Father Edward J. Flanagan, founder of Boys Town, that is still widely used.

In explaining their conflicting positions on those, both the USPS and the FFRF get a bit tied up in contradictions.

Postal spokesman Betts said Flanagan was "honored for his humanitarian work." Annie Laurie Gaylor doesn't agree. But she doesn't have any problem with King or Malcolm X. Martin Luther King "just happened to be a minister," she said, and "Malcolm X was not principally known for being a religious figure."

Gaylor does object to the "darker side" of Mother Teresa's religious activism, chiefly her opposition to abortion. Then again, in its press release objecting to the Mother Teresa stamp, the FFRF urges its followers to buy the Katherine Hepburn stamps the Postal Service is producing this year, because Hepburn publicly described herself as an atheist and was featured in an FFRF ad campaign.

And the Virgin Mary? She has been on Christmas stamps since the 1960s. But she's principally known as a mom. So that's okay.




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Wild Thing's comment........

I see nothing wrong with Mother Teresa being on a stamp. She did a lot for so many people and touched so many lives..


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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January 30, 2010

Buried Body ID'd As Missing Fla. Lottery Winner





Remains Identified as Missing Florida Lottery Winner

FOX News


PLANT CITY, Fla

Winning millions of dollars in the Florida Lottery should have been the best thing that ever happened to Abraham Shakespeare.

But with his newfound wealth in 2006 — $17 million in a lump sum payment — came a string of hangers-on who constantly hit him up for money. Nine months ago, he vanished.

Friends and family hoped he was on a beach somewhere in the Caribbean. But on Friday, detectives confirmed that a body buried under a concrete slab in a rural backyard was his.

The home Shakespeare was found behind belongs to the boyfriend of a woman who befriended him in 2007. Authorities believe he was murdered and the woman may know something about it, but they do not yet know how he died and have not arrested anyone.

Shakespeare's brother, Robert Brown, said Friday that Shakespeare often wished he had never bought the winning ticket.

"'I'd have been better off broke.' He said that to me all the time," Brown said.

Hillsborough County sheriff's detectives used fingerprints to identify Shakespeare's body, which they found covered by a concrete slab.

Before 2006, Shakespeare was an assistant truck driver who lived with his mother. He was barely literate and had a criminal record. After he won the lottery, he bought a million-dollar home and was extremely generous to others.

"He really didn't understand it at all," said Samuel Jones, a friend since childhood. "It was moving so fast. It changed his life in a bad way."
Jones said Abraham would tell him, "I thought all these people were my friends, but then I realized all they want is just money."

Among those new friends was Dorice Donegan "DeeDee" Moore. She told him she was interested in writing a book about his life, but officials said she was interested in his money.

Moore, whose known phone numbers were all disconnected Friday, became something of a financial adviser to Shakespeare. Property records show her company, American Medical Professionals, bought his home for $655,000 a year ago. Not long afterward, detectives said, she helped him open a company and gave herself the ability to sign for money.

She withdrew $1 million and later told detectives Shakespeare gave her the cash as a gift. She bought a Hummer, a Corvette and a truck, and went on vacation.

"DeeDee Moore is a con artist," Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said in a news release earlier this month. "DeeDee Moore has cheated Abraham Shakespeare out of his money, and possibly his life."

A tip led detectives to Shakespeare's grave site this week, behind a home owned by 26-year-old Shar Krasniqi, identified by Judd as Moore's boyfriend.

Meanwhile, friends and family puzzled Friday over Shakespeare's rapid rise and fall. Jones said his friend lived a humble life, and just before he bought the winning ticket he joined a church and was baptized.

"When he won the lottery," Jones said, "he forgot about being saved."





Wild Thing's comment.......

From the artilce it sounds like he was turning his life around.

If I won the lotto I would see if I could do it anonymously and not have my name in a newspaper etc. But I am not sure if the law says one has to have the win in print or not.


....Thank you Jack for sending this to me.


United States Army
1965-1971
Army Combat Engineers
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January 25, 2010

McCain-Backed GOP Senate Candidate Carly Fiorina Hearts Jesse Jackson







McCain-backed GOP Senate candidate Carly Fiorina hearts Jesse Jackson — and radical gender politics

H/t Michelle Malkin


As if California GOP Senate candidate Carly Fiorina’s massive bailout-supporting economic advice for John McCain wasn’t bad enough (reminder from yesterday’s column: “In California, McCain’s PAC supports former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina – a celebrity name with deep pockets of her own, massive media exposure, and a checkered business record. Fiorina served as the economic adviser to McCain, who supported the $700 billion TARP bailout, the $25 billion auto bailout, a $300 billion mortgage bailout, and the first $85 billion AIG bailout.”), now comes the revelation of that she has had a long political love affair with Jesse Jackson.

It’s on tape, via Neil Stevens of RedState:

“When Carly Fiorina speaks on the campaign trail here in California, running to be the Republican nominee to unseat Barbara Boxer, she tries to prohibit recording of her speeches. However somebody snuck in an audio recorder to an event yesterday, and these clips seem to show why she would do that. The real, private Carly seems to be a bit different from the public, ‘conservative’ Carly.”

Listen for yourselves as she coos about “the Reverend Jesse Jackson” and panders to gender quota-mongers at a women’s conference held last week:



Carly Fiorina praises Jackson and the Rainbow Coalition


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Carly Fiorina: Radical Feminist

Philip Klein at the American Spectator has a partial transcript :

“And I thought about something that the Reverend Jesse Jackson said to me several years ago. He very graciously came to the offices of Hewlett Packard to visit me, because we were doing some work together for his Rainbow Coalition. And he said to me, ‘You know, Carly, every game is better when everybody gets to play.’ And I thought it was such a great way of describing why everything is better when all people, regardless of color or nationality or gender, get to play. Sports are better. Business is better. Politics are better. The world is better when everybody gets to play in things that matter.”


Fiorina continues to cast herself as a “mainstream conservative.” But what exactly is “mainstream” or “conservative” about heaping praise on one of this country’s greediest and unrepentant race hustlers?

Reminder:
Jackson has repeatedly threatened businesses and corporations, black and white, with boycotts, racially biased criticism, and (implicitly) outright violence, if they refused to enrich him or his organizations. Among the companies: Coca-Cola, Texaco, Viacom, AT&T, Boeing, and Coors. In addition, his organizations have received at least $50 million from the U.S. government.



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Wild Thing's comment..........


Don't you just love these people that are NOT conservatives and then go and call themselves just that.

I am so tired of their lies. McCain being one of the biggest and apparently Carly not far behind. These people scream bipartisan; when what they are doing is prostituting themselves at our expense to the other side. They really need to go.


She also engaged in hijinx with Deutsche Bank to get them to vote with her against Bill Hewlett’s son. The deal was to promise DB investment banking work for their vote. Thank God HP dumped her and the other broad who broke the law. The current CEO is a good guy and knows his stuff.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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January 21, 2010

Charlie Daniels Suffers Mild Stroke While Snowmobiling




NASHVILLE, TN

January 19, 2010


Legendary recording artist Charlie Daniels suffered a mild stroke while snowmobiling in Colorado on Friday, Jan. 15th. He was treated at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Durango, CO then airlifted to Swedish Medical Center in Denver, CO. Daniels was released from Swedish Medical Center on Sunday, Jan. 17th and returned to his home in Colorado, where he has been on vacation since Dec. 27th.

There are no plans to cancel any concert dates. Charlie is doing well and looking forward to beginning The Charlie Daniels Band 2010 concert dates on Feb. 27th in Ft. Pierce, FL and Feb. 28th in Brooksville, FL.

Charlie and his family appreciate and are grateful for everyone's thoughts and prayers during this time.


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Different Strokes


by Charlie Daniels


Charlie Daniels Soap Box


The day was magnificent. The snow was smooth and deep and the trail had just been groomed. We were skimming across the snow at a good clip doing one of my favorite things in the whole world, snowmobiling in the beautiful Rocky Mountain backcountry with our snowmobile buddies Cy and Jeannie Scarborough and some other friends, hitting the high spots and just having a wonderful time.

I noticed that my left hand was getting numb and thought that it was because I had been hanging on to the handle bars of my snowmobile for so long that it had gone to sleep, but then I felt the left side of my mouth starting growing numb and my left foot started getting hard to control and I knew something was happening to me. I knew I'd better get back down the mountain and get some help.

I told Cy how I was feeling and we immediately headed to the trailhead, for the longest 15-mile snowmobile ride I ever hope to take.

When we got to where we were parked, Jeannie gave me three baby aspirin and we got in Cy's vehicle and tore out for Mercy Regional Medical Center about 30 miles away in Durango.

I had so little coordination on my left side that I needed a wheel chair to make it to the emergency room where the staff hurriedly started diagnostic procedures.

A few minutes later, the doctor on duty told me what I was pretty sure of already. I was having a stroke in the right part of my brain, the part that controls the left hand side of your body, probably caused by a blood clot in the brain

They gave me a shot of a drug called tPA (Tissue Plasminogen Activator), which breaks up blood clots and in a few minutes I was loaded aboard an ambulance plane and hurried off to Swedish Medical Center in Denver, Colorado, where I was hurriedly taken into the emergency room and examined by a very, very capable staff of doctors including a neurologist and was put in the critical care ward where I was hooked up to a battery of diagnostic machines and IVs and began the many tests I would be given in the next two days.

The early consensus of the doctors was that I had indeed had a stroke in the right hand part of my brain, as a CAT scan was later to confirm.

The only effect that it seemed to have left behind was a numbness in my left hand and a stiffness in my left arm.

They released me on Sunday morning and I went back to Durango, where I am writing this column.

I begin physical therapy today to relieve the stiffness and numbness in my left hand and arm.

That's kind of it in a nutshell. I'm doing fine but there are a few details I'd like to share with you.

First of all, if you begin to feel a stiffness in your limbs or face or if one or more of your limbs start to become difficult to control immediately chew up a couple of aspirin and head for the nearest hospital or clinic.

Don't procrastinate or try to tell yourself it's going to go away. You only have three hours from the time you feel a stroke coming on to get a shot of tPA into your system to break up the blood clots that are causing the stoke. So don't play with your life, get help.

The other thing I wanted to share with you is how the fingerprints of God were all over my experience.

First of all, we were snowmobiling on the side of Durango where Mercy Regional Medical Center -the only hospital in Durango- is located. We could have easily have been on the opposite side of town and much further away.

Cy and Jeannie Scarborough -who always haul their own snowmobiles- had decided to ride my two extra machines that day which meant that we had a vehicle with no snowmobile trailer to unhook and could hurry to the hospital without delay.

Our other friends Tom and Anita loaded our snowmobiles and drove our vehicle down off the mountain.

By the time I got to the hospital and the doctors got me diagnosed, I only had fifteen or twenty minutes left to take the shot of tPA to break up the blood clot in my brain.

Swedish Medical Center -the hospital they took me to in Denver- has one of the top neurological units in the country.

Of course Hazel immediately got on the phone and started calling our pastor and our Christian friends. The prayers were making their way to heaven even as I was making my way to Denver.

I have seen the hand of God extended over me in the past when I was in a dangerous situation and I knew He was near.

There were so many things that made me know that God was ordering our steps.

We could have easily been snowmobiling a lot farther away from the hospital.

The fact that Cy's vehicle had no snowmobile trailer to remove saved us precious minutes.

Everything worked like clockwork; there was a plane available to take me immediately to Denver.

And here's the mind-boggling part, Mercy Regional Medical Center in Durango had only been stocking tPA in their pharmacy for about three months. If they hadn't had it, there would have been no way for me to get the shot in time to prevent the stroke from doing major damage.

As I said, nothing less than the hand of God.

One other note. My wife Hazel is a very emotional person and will shed tears at the drop of a hat. On the way to the hospital I heard her tell Jeannie, I've got to be strong for him."

And she was, she has been a rock.

On the way to the hospital, I called my son, Charlie, and after telling him what had happened I simply said, "Your mom needs you."

He and my manager and friend David Corlew were on the next plane heading our way and met us in Denver.

Thank God for family and friends.

Well that's about it, I'm doing fine and I want to thank all of you who got the news and prayed for me.

Looking forward to another great touring year.

See ya on the road.

What do you think?

Pray for our troops, and for our country.

God Bless America

Charlie Daniels


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Wild Thing's comment........

Charlie is a legend

According to Charlie Daniels: "The fingerprints of God were all over my experience."

Praying for Charlie, he is such a wonderful person and has also done sooo much for our troops too.

He's 73, goes snowmobiling and suffers a stroke and that doesn't stop him from performing. Amazing.


.... Thank you Jim for sending this to me.


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January 19, 2010

Pointing The Hubble Space Telescope To A Seemingly Blank Patch Of Sky


Hubble Ultra Deep Field 3D


What happens when you point the Hubble Space Telescope to a seemingly blank patch of sky? A view that takes you to the edge of the universe!


Wild Thing's comment.........

This is so amazing, so awesome.



....Thank you Tom for sending this to me.


Tom
US Army Aviation
Vietnam 1966-68
US Army Special Forces
1970-72


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January 17, 2010

Operation Pierre Pan May Start at Miami Hospitals




Operation Pierre Pan May Start at Miami Hospitals

Miami advocates are pushing to relocate Haitian children to the U.S.

NBC Miami


Some of Haiti's most fragile - its children - have arrived at Miami area hospitals and for a few, Miami may become their new home.

So far, 23 patients from the earthquake have been treated at Jackson Memorial Hospital, with countless more likely to be airlifted from the island for treatment. Florida Sen. Bill Nelson has contacted all the children's hospitals in Florida and requested that they receive critically injured Haitian children in the aftermath of the earthquake.

Nelson on Friday said he also plans to introduce a "major Haitian relief bill."

But the injured won't likely be the only children coming to Florida.


"Operation Pierre Pan," as its being called, is an effort to relocate the thousands of children likely orphaned by the natural disaster in Port-au-Prince. Many of the children could already have relatives in Miami and around the U.S.

A similar effort occurred decades ago when "Operation Pedro Pan" was launched to help the children of Cuba during the political upheaval in that island neighbor. Some 14,000 children were relocated to the United States, many of them settling in South Florida.

While advocates mobilize for a push to help find the children new families if not reunite them with stateside relatives, there are several hurdles that need to be overcome.

The movement would need the approval of the U.S. government to at the very least grant the orphans temporary status in the country.

Still, agencies in Miami-Dade and Broward are gearing up for the possible influx of children in need of a home, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

We've already begun to make preparations and are willing to do our part," said Mark Riordan, Broward County spokesman for the state's Department of Children and Families.



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Haitians in country illegally can stay


Breitbart

The Obama administration says it will allow Haitians already in the U.S. illegally to remain because of this week's catastrophic earthquake.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano granted the temporary protected status on Friday.

The protection is only available to Haitians already in the country as of last Tuesday.

On Wednesday, Napolitano temporarily halted deportations of Haitians, even those already in detention.

Temporary protected status is granted to foreigners who may not be able to return safely to their country because of a natural disaster, armed conflict or other reasons.


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Wild Thing's comment........


Here is a link to a news video about the 45,000 coming to Florida. It states they will be brought to Miami, Orlando and Tampa.

http://www.wftv.com/video/22242604/index.html

I am stil ticked off how it took Obama three days to respond to the Christmas Day Fruit of Kaboom Bomber, three days. And when he came out after those three days, he was clearly irritated that he had to do it. He didn't want to do it. He comes out here in less than 24 hours to speak about Haiti.



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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January 15, 2010

Thank You Patrick Henry Hughes For Being A Light In This World





A member of the Louisville Cardinals marching band -- who is blind and in a wheelchair -- never fails to inspire when he takes the field with the help of his father.

Patrick Henry Hughes was born without eyes and can't straighten his arms or legs. And yet, he will play trumpet with the 220-member Cardinal marching band while his father pushes his wheelchair around the field, jogging, spinning and maneuvering the chair in tricky formations.

He has performed piano concerts at a congressional breakfast on Capitol Hill and at the Grand Ole Opry, and regularly mesmerizes passersby at shopping-mall shows. People learn quickly that think he'll play elementary piano, and then he wows them with Chopin, Mozart, Ray Charles and Duke Ellington.

Hughes was born with bilateral anophthalmia, the rarest and most severe form of eye deformity. He also has a birth defect that does not allow his elbows and knees to function properly. He had two titanium rods surgically attached to his spine in 1999 to correct scoliosis.



Wild Thing's comment.........

What a beautiful story and what an incredibly inspiring family!

God bless Patrick and his family.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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January 13, 2010

Berlin, Frankfurt, and Dusseldorf all Visited By Demonstrators Against Full Body Scanners





Merkel government says full body scanners will be "fast tracked" for use within a year

Berlin, Frankfurt, and Dusseldorf all visited by demonstrators


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The full-body scanners use high-frequency radio waves to produce an image of a passengers naked body beneath clothes. Anything a passenger is carrying against the body — weapons, drugs or explosives — would be exposed. The scanners would also reveal the presence of prosthetic devices and breast implants.
As such, there have been privacy and legal concerns raised about the invasive equipment, particularly because its unclear if the scanners would be able to detect explosives hidden in body cavities and would therefore likely provide only minimal security.




Pirate Party protests 'naked' scanners in their underpants

Pirate Party supporters demonstrated over the weekend at several German airports to show their opposition to controversial “naked” scanners planned for security checks.Despite the frigid temperatures outside, the protesters assembled nearly naked groups at airports in Berlin, Frankfurt and Düsseldorf on Sunday afternoon.

The participants stripped down to their underpants, marching behinds signs that read: “No need to scan us – we’re already naked.”A statement on the party's website said they opposed the new security scanners because they threaten the “private sphere and the personal rights of passengers.”

Critics are concerned that the devices, which allow security personnel to see through clothing, have not been improved enough to protect passengers' personal rights. Meanwhile Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives said use of the scanners would be fast-tracked for introduction within the year.





Wild Thing's comment........

ICH BIN EIN BARELOINER ???



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January 12, 2010

Pearl Harbor Day Left OFF Calendars and Islamic New Year In It's Place




Pearl Harbor Day erased! Happy Islamic New Year

Explosive outrage as Dec. 7 remembers Muslims instead of Japan attack on U.S.

wnd

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – Explosive outrage is being unleashed on a popular supermarket chain after it published a 2010 calendar marking the date of Dec. 7 with the Islamic New Year, while eliminating any mention of Pearl Harbor Day, commemorating the 1941 attack on the U.S. by Japan.

Joyce Kaufman, a talk-show host on WFTL Radio in South Florida, made the "date which will live in infamy" the centerpiece of her broadcast today, expressing outrage at Publix Supermarkets for its calendar omission.

"We have guys that are fighting Islamic fundamentalists right now in Afghanistan and guarding them from ruining what little freedom they have achieved in Iraq," said Kaufman. "And now I gotta celebrate their new year over here in my country when they're getting on airplanes and trying to blow up planes out of the sky in Detroit? I gotta have their New Year's Day on my calendar and not Pearl Harbor Day? We've lost our minds!"

Kaufman and many callers to her station called it a "slap in the face" to all those who fought for America's freedoms over the years.

"I'm done," she said. "I'm not walking into a Publix until there's a formal apology. I'm not walking into a Publix until the calendars have all been pulled. I'm not walking into a Publix until they reissue a calendar and re-evaluate what they put on their calendars. It's a free country, but I don't have to shop there."

Kimberly Jaeger, the media and community-relations manager for the Miami division of Publix, sent Kaufman an e-mail stating:

For several years, Publix has given away calendars with valuable coupons inside. Traditionally, our calendars have solely noted holidays. Due to the number of holidays in a calendar year, days of remembrance have not been noted.
This year, Islamic New Year happens to fall on Dec. 7 (like Chinese New Year, which is also a holiday, Islamic New Year rotates dates), is a holiday, and is noted on the calendar as such.
We regret that the day of remembrance – Pearl Harbor – is not noted, and as a result of customer feedback, we will add Pearl Harbor to next year's calendar. The calendars are no longer available at retail.




Livid Americans blast back over Pearl Harbor snub

Many 'incensed' by U.S. calendars promoting Islamic New Year Dec. 7th


wnd

A date which will live in infamy."

That's how President Franklin Roosevelt immortalized Dec. 7, 1941, the day Japanese forces stunned the U.S. with a sudden attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, prompting the U.S. to jump into the Second World War.

Just don't expect to find any mention of that on your calendar this year.

Nearly seven decades after the onslaught, many U.S. calendars produced by American companies are ignoring Pearl Harbor Day, and are displaying instead the Islamic New Year on Dec. 7.

Even calendars promoting the Holy Bible take note of the Muslim observance, while completely omitting the day on which more than 2,000 Americans lost their lives in the surprise attack.

"I have a Psalms calendar, which has a Bible verse on each month's picture, made by BrownTrout Publishers, Inc., and it also has Dec. 7 as the Islamic New Year. No mention of Pearl Harbor Day," said Donna Brandt of Marshalltown, Iowa. "I am incensed and will be giving the BrownTrout Publishers a piece of my mind! Thank you for calling my attention to this blasphemy."

Jim Jones of Waco, Texas, also bought a BrownTrout calendar, and says, "We are going to get rid of it. I think I am going back to the store where we bought it (Petsmart) and ask for my money back. I do not want to honor a bunch of fanatics who are trying to kill us infidels. My thinking is all Islamists, if they believe and follow the Quran, are fanatics, and I have no use for them."

WND obtained several calendars from a variety of publishers, including San Francisco-based BrownTrout, which bills itself as the largest calendar publisher in the world, producing about 1,000 separate varieties each year.

In its 2010 Bible calendar, which features a 1563 painting of the Tower of Babel on its cover, the Dec. 7 entry specifies "Islamic New Year," with Pearl Harbor Day completely absent.

Perusing the rest of its December page, the BrownTrout calendar notes Dec. 23 is the "Emperor's Birthday" in Japan, Dec. 26 is when Kwanzaa begins as well as St. Stephen's Day in Ireland, and Dec. 27 is a "Bank Holiday" in the United Kingdom. Popular observances such as Christmas Day and New Year's Eve are also included on Dec. 25 and 31, respectively.

"Pearl Harbor day is not a federal holiday," said Mrs. Wendover Brown, owner of BrownTrout, which excludes mention of Pearl Harbor from all its datekeepers. "It's a day of mourning which is not normally indicated as a holiday."

She admitted, "We've had many, many letters questioning our patriotism," and called it an "unfortunate overlap" that Islamic New Year, which is a floating, lunar-based observance, happens to fall on Dec. 7 of this year.
"I apologize to anyone who feels we were unpatriotic or dismissive of Pearl Harbor Day. We're not," she told WND. "We're a very patriotic company and we're very American. Tolerance is a good quality of the plurality of our country."
"We feel that the purpose of a calendar is to alert people when regular business is closed," she continued. "We certainly don't have a political agenda to impose. We apologize if our products have not reflected the wonderful country we all enjoy. We will be reviewing holiday citations on our products for future editions. We will promise to be responsive to what our consumers tell us."

Brown, 56, says her own brother is a 27-veteran of the U.S. Marines, and is about to retire next month from his post at the Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida.

She also points out that within 10 days of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America, her company produced two special calendars to raise some $741,000 for the Uniformed Firefighters of Greater New York to help families of the heroes killed in the line of duty.

"We gave so much money to that fund, they said they couldn't take any more because they were having trouble distributing it," she said.

Mrs. Brown says the 2011 calendar is already being printed and does not include Pearl Harbor Day on Dec. 7, so the next possible chance to include it would be for the 2012 edition. The company does provide refunds to those who request them.

Meanwhile, popular 2010 calendars published by Blue Mountain Arts of Boulder, Colo., including "A Sister's Love is Forever" and "Mom, I Love You So Much," all cite Dec. 7 as the Islamic New Year without any citation for Pearl Harbor Day.


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Wild Thing's comment.........

This is so horrible that they did this.

This is what happens when a Muslim becomes President of the United States.

Publix has been known to be a conservative business so I trust they knew nothing about this till they found out about it from others letting them know. Publix is an outstanding grocery chain with courteous, motivated employees and conservative, responsible management. Publix even closes for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter so its people can be with their families on those holidays -- and proudly advertises the fact.

BUT the people that make the calendars KNEW and they are to blame for making the decision to do such a thing.

My calendar I use is one that the USO sends me, it is perfect and has all the correct holidays and special days in it. I only use this one because it also lists the birthdays for the Army, Navy. Airforce, Marines and Coast Guard and other important military dates. They send it out sometime in September for the coming year.


In case anyone would like one, they send it when you donate to the USO, I have the link in my sidebar if anyone is interested.


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....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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January 10, 2010

6.5 Magnitude Earthquake That Struck Off The Northern California Coast



CNN reports a 6.5 Magnitude Earthquake that struck off the Northern California coast


At 4:28 PM Pacific Standard Time on January 9, an earthquake with preliminary magnitude 6.4 occurred 15 miles/24 Km southwest of Eureka, California.

There were a lot of gas leaks and evacuations in Humboldt CA


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Wild Thing's comment..........

To all our friends in California, hope all is ok where you live, and especially that YOU are ok.


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January 09, 2010

"One Nation Under God" - Jon McNaughton




One Nation Under God - Jon McNaughton


This simple phrase, added to the pledge of allegiance over 50 years ago has been the source of unbelievable debate and heated controversy. Likewise, the phrase 'In God We Trust' on our currency has been targeted and continues to be attacked as improper and politically incorrect. Lawsuits have been filed and legal minds employed to ascertain whether such statements violate the concept of 'separation of church and state'.

As this debate continues, some so called experts have implied or concluded that our Founding Fathers and Patriots were not religious. These secular champions, in an effort to further their own causes, have even painted these great men and women from our history as being devoid of religious passions or even a belief in God. This is a part of their strategy to remove any discussion of God from the public forum.

These men and women were passionately religious and saw the hand of God all around them. To God they gave Thanks for His Hand in the founding of this great nation. To Him, according to their own testimony they turned for wisdom and strength when life and liberty hung in the balance. Certainly the debate on separation of church and state will continue. But no one can dispute how our Founding Fathers and Patriots felt about God. The record is clear!


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Wild Thing's comment.........

WOW! This is so awesome!



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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January 07, 2010

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Religion always causes a stir when it is debated, and Google seems to know it. Google is not taking a fair approach to the way that it handles searches for different religions.

When you search for the major religions of the world, the monotheistic faiths for example, Google serves up suggestions for the search “Christianity is” such as, “a lie,” or false.” Try it on a a number of faiths, and then Islam.

Notice any difference?

Google is systematically blocking, it seems, all search suggestions for Islam. Why? To remove the chance of an adherent of the faith from being offended by a perhaps severe search suggestion? Why not treat all search terms equally?

Given the complete lack of suggestions, not just terms that could be perceived as negative, it seems that Google is covering its, well, behind.





Wild Thing's comment.....

Interesting, I also tried typing in Muslim is to see what I would get.

I noticed awhile back when I was searching for something on GW Bush that the search was heavy on negative like page after page of lies instead of just answering my search for what I was looking for.


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January 03, 2010

For Mustang Fans ~ New 2011 Ford Mustang 5.0 V8



The new Mustang GT continues Fords powertrain offensive with an all-new 5.0-liter V-8, which uses advanced technology to deliver 412 horsepower and projected unsurpassed highway mileage of 25 mpg.




Wild Thing's comment.......

Obama will prolly throw a conniption fit every time they sell one. I hope he has lots of conniption fits.


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December 28, 2009

Newborn Calif. Giraffe Makes His Debut


The public has gotten its first look at the first giraffe born at Calfornia's Six Flags Discovery Kingdom .

The baby boy stands 6 feet tall and weighs about 150 pounds. Park officials say he's part of a giraffe breeding program. (Dec. 27)



Wild Thing's comment.........

So adorable, and to be able to see this little new born baby Giraffe is so neat. I love it. I thought you all might like to see it too.



Posted by Wild Thing at 03:48 AM

December 16, 2009

2nd Grader Boy Gets Psych Evalution For Drawing Jesus




School goes ballistic when 2nd-grader draws Jesus

Boy, 8, gets psych evaluation after sketch of Christ on cross called 'violent'


wnd

An 8-year-old boy has been suspended from school and forced to undergo a psychological evaluation after he drew a picture of Jesus Christ on the cross.

A teacher at Lowell Maxham Elementary School in Taunton, Mass., said the second-grade student created a violent drawing, the Taunton Daily Gazette reported.

The boy's picture portrayed a crucified Jesus with Xs over his eyes to indicate that he had died on the cross.

The child's father, outraged at the school's action, asked to remain anonymous to protect his son. He said his boy drew the picture after returning from a family trip to see the Christmas display at the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette, a Christian retreat.
When the teacher asked students to draw something that reminded them of Christmas on Dec. 2, the boy recalled his trip and created a portrait of Christ on the cross.
"As far as I'm concerned, they're violating his religion," he told the newspaper.
Associated Advocacy Center educational consultant Toni Saunders said, "I think what happened is that because he put Xs in the eyes of Jesus, the teacher was alarmed and they told the parents they thought it was violent."
Saunders said the boy has special needs, and the school reacted inappropriately.
"They made him leave school, and they recommended that a psychiatrist do an evaluation," she said.
But the boy's father told the newspaper the school required an evaluation – at the parents' expense – before the student would be allowed to return.
"When she told me he needed to be psychologically evaluated, I thought she was playing," he said.

Superintendent Julie Hackett refused to discuss the drawing when reporters contacted her, calling it a "confidential matter regarding a student.

"Generally speaking, we have safety protocols in place," Hackett told the Gazette. "If a situation warrants it, we ask for outside safety evaluations if we have particular concerns about a child's safety. We followed all the protocols in our system."

The father said his son, who receives special reading and speech instruction, has never shown a propensity toward violence.

"He's never been suspended," he said. "He's 8 years old. They overreacted."

The boy returned to school on Dec. 7, but he said his son has been traumatized and will be transferred to another school in the district.

Bloggers have overwhelmingly reacted to the school's actions by demanding that the teacher be fired. They posted the following responses:

The Taunton School District needs to be examined. How could a teacher's concern get this far? Let's not forget that several administrators had to agree with the teacher's reaction in order to have the child sent home and request exam. What do they have to say for themselves?


This was not a mistake. It is an intentional anti-Christ slap in the face at Christmas. If something like this was done to a child of any other minority religion the teacher would be fired.


I hope the parents consider transferring the child to a parochial school where his religious understanding will be more sensitively recognized. Shame on the school administrators.


I would like to start a petition to suspend this teacher immediately pending a full investigation into whether or not she should be terminated. Some parents try very hard to instill the values of religion in their children, and for this teacher to tell this student he did something wrong is disgusting. If my kids were in her class, I would pull them out and demand a new teacher or a change of schools.


I'm a liberal, non-religious individual and even I think this is totally ridiculous! Since Christmas is a religious holiday, the teachers should have expected some religious imagery from little kids!


How does one make the crucifixion non-violent?

Teacher needs a lesson in church. Jesus Christ's death was violent.

The teacher is the one with the issues; this qualifies as abuse.

I believe that this teacher needs to be removed from teaching put in a mental institution. This teacher is mentally disturbed and a psycho and danger to society.

This teacher needs to be fired! She traumatized an 8-year-old, Fire her! No discussion necessary!

Concerned individuals may e-mail Maxham Elementary School or call Principal Rebecca Couet at:

(508)821-1265,

or fax to (508) 821-1274.

The Taunton Public Schools district office may be reached by calling (508) 821-1100

or e-mailing Superintendent Julie Hackett




Look at this in comparison..............

Second Graders Sing About Allah?

FOX News


A battle over religion is brewing in central Indiana after a public school wanted second graders to sing a song declaring, “Allah is God.” The phrase was removed just before the performance after a national conservative group launched a protest.

The principal of Lantern Road Elementary School in Fishers, IN, said they were trying to teach inclusiveness through their holiday production. It included references to Christmas, Hanukkah, Ramadan, Las Posadas and Kwanzaa. However, no other deity, other than Allah, was referenced in the show.
“It went off…without a hitch,” Danielle Thompson told the Indianapolis Star. “Several families thought it was a nice program.”
But others did not – especially David Hogan. His daughter came home with a copy of the lyrics just days before the production. Hogan, a Christian, told the American Family Association, a conservative advocacy group, that he was deeply concerned to learn that his daughter had been singing, “Allah is God.”

Here’s what the children were assigned to sing:

“Allah is God, we recall at dawn, Praying ‘til night during Ramadan At this joyful time we pray happiness for you, Allah be with you all your life through.”

But when it came time to perform the “Christian” part of Christmas, children were assigned to say:

“I didn’t know there was a little boy at the manger. What child is this? I’m not sure if there was a little boy or not. Then why did you paint one on your nativity window? I just thought if there was a little boy, I’d like to know exactly what he (sic) say.

Micah Clark, executive director of the Indiana AFA, launched an Internet protest once he heard about the allegations.

“What surprised me here is that we’ve had a secular scrubbing of Christmas for so long and the school apparently didn’t see the problem with kids singing to Allah,” he told FOX News Radio. “You won’t even mention Jesus and you’re going to force my child to sing about Allah?




Wild Thing's comment.............

Sheesh!

I guess if the boy sang praises to Allah, the teacher would have given him a gold star for being so enlightened.

It shocks me how people do not read up about Islam and it's agenda for the entire world. It does not even matter to them the attacks, killings etc. that Islam the death cult delivers wants to take the lives of these teachers as well.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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....Thank you Darth for sending this to me.



Darth
U.S. Airforce
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December 10, 2009

TSA (Transportation Security Administration) Leaves Online Love Note For al-Qaeda




Muslilm Screener Inspects Nun at Detroit Metro Airport


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TSA leaves online love note for al-Qaeda

American Thinker

Rick Moran

Please put down any beverage you may be consuming and lock up all sharp objects in the house before reading this.

The Transportation Security Administration "inadvertently" released a document on its website that gives a blueprint for terrorists on how to beat our airport security measures.

This document doesn't hint around. It spills the beans on exactly what terrorists might do to circumvent TSA airport security to bring bombs on board or other weapons.

Brian Ross and Matt Hosford broke the story for ABC News:

Massive TSA Security Breach As Agency Gives Away Its Secrets

Online Posting Reveals a "How To" for Terrorists to Get Through Airport Security

By BRIAN ROSS and MATT HOSFORD

Dec. 8, 2009

In a massive security breach, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) inadvertently posted online its airport screening procedures manual, including some of the most closely guarded secrets regarding special rules for diplomats and CIA and law enforcement officers.
The most sensitive parts of the 93-page Standard Operating Procedures manual were apparently redacted in a way that computer savvy individuals easily overcame.
The document shows sample CIA, Congressional and law enforcement credentials which experts say would make it easy for terrorists to duplicate.
The improperly redacted areas indicate that only 20 percent of checked bags are to be hand searched for explosives and reveal in detail the limitations of x-ray screening machines.


~snipet~

"This manual provides a road map to those who would do us harm," said Collins. "The detailed information could help terrorists evade airport security measures." Collins said she intended to ask the Department of Homeland Security how the breach happened, and "how it will remedy the damage that has already been done."

~snipet~


The document contains a list of items for which screening is not required including wheelchairs, footwear of disabled individuals, casts and orthopedic shoes.

The redacted portions also indicate which law enforcement personnel are specially screened or exempt from some screening procedures, and indicate what requirements they must meet to be eligible for special screening.

The only words that come to mind at the moment that describe this incredible stupidity can be found in old Anglo Saxon dictionaries and are unprintable on our family friendly website.

As you know, the Obama administration has determined that we are not at war. Good thing for whoever is responsible. Do you think that "inadvertent treason" would be an affirmative defense?

Maybe TSA believed that al-Qaeda was at too much of a disadvantage and wanted to "level the playing field." This seems to be a favorite pastime of this administration when it comes to the economy and everything else. Why not try a little affirmative action with our enemies?

It would be very difficult to overhype this story. This isn't just a disaster. It has the potential to absolutely destroy domestic air travel - if the MSM bothered to cover it. We'll see what the spin will be as the day goes on.

Exit question; If you've made travel plans for Christmas, do you still feel confident enough to fly the friendly skies?


The site below has some interesting reading in the “Criticisms and scandals” section:


Transportation Security Administration

Criticisms and scandals

Criticisms
The TSA has faced a high level of criticism since its inception. These criticisms include:

Failure of TSA screeners to detect fake bombs brought through security by undercover TSA agents, with detection levels much lower than private security agents on the same tests. In the most recent tests, conducted in 2006, security screeners at LAX failed to identify 75% of fake bombs, while Chicago O'Hare screeners missed 60% of the bomb components. Private screeners in San Francisco missed only 20% of the prospective bomb parts.[15]
Invasive screening procedures, mistreatment of passengers, and sexual harassment by TSA officers[16][17][18][19]

Engaging in security theater.[20][21]

Theft by TSA employees.[22][23][24][25][26][27][28][29]

Lavish spending by the TSA on events unrelated to airport security.[30]

Sales of banned items collected from passengers.[31]

TSA employees bypassing security checks.[32]

Allegations of wasteful spending in its hiring practices.[33]

Employees sleeping on the job.[34][35][36][37]

Failure to use good judgment and common sense.[38][39][40]

The "Terror Watch List" is currently criticized for having over one million names listed, including the name of a CNN reporter who claims he was added to the terror list within the time frame of the release of his critical reports of the Federal Air Marshal Service. According to the TSA, the watch list, which is maintained by the Department of Justice, contains approximately 400,000 people[citation needed], most of whom are not US persons. The TSA denies Drew Griffin's claim that he is on the list.[41][42] The TSA reacted to complaints of misidentification by announcing its intent to penalize airlines with $25,000 fines for wrongfully informing travelers of their being on a government watchlist.[43]

Security checkpoint problems at the 2009 Presidential Inauguration viewing areas, which left thousands of ticket holders excluded from the event and in dangerously overcrowded conditions.[44][45]

Scandals

Covert security test failures

Undercover operations to test the effectiveness of the airport screening processes are routinely carried out by the TSA's internal affairs unit and the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General's office.

A report by the Inspector General found that TSA officials had collaborated with Covenant Aviation Security at San Francisco International Airport to alert screeners of undercover tests. From August 2003 until May 2004, precise descriptions of the undercover personnel were provided to the screeners. The handing out of descriptions was then stopped, but until January 2005 screeners were still alerted whenever undercover operations were going on.[46]

A report on undercover operations conducted in October 2006 at Newark Liberty International Airport was leaked to the press. The screeners had failed 20 of 22 undercover security tests, missing numerous guns and bombs. The Government Accountability Office had previously pointed to repeated covert test failures by TSA personnel.[47][48] Revealing the results of covert tests is against TSA policy, and the agency responded by initiating an internal probe to discover the source of the leak.[49]

In July 2007, The Times Union of Albany, New York reported that TSA screeners at Albany International Airport failed multiple covert security tests conducted by the TSA, including the failure to detect a fake bomb.[50]


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Wild Thing's comment.......


Our government geniuses at work. Again. ......And they want to manage our health care...


I’m betting it was not inadvertent or an "accident ".

“Inadvertant” - eh ......No muslim 5th column inside the TSA- none at all????

TSA is a view into the future of Obamacare.


Look at this, they didn't bother with passwords:

http://www.wanderingaramean.com/2009/12/tsa-makes-another-stupid-move.html

The document is marked SSI and includes this footnote on every page:

SENSITIVE SECURITY INFORMATION
WARNING: THIS RECORD CONTAINS SENSITIVE SECURITY INFORMATION THAT IS CONTROLLED UNDER 49 CFR PARTS 15 AND 1520. NO PART OF THIS RECORD MAY BE DISCLOSED TO PERSONS WITHOUT A “NEED TO KNOW,” AS DEFINED IN 49 CFR PARTS 15 AND 1520, EXCEPT WITH THE WRITTEN PERMISSION OF THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION OR THE SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION. UNAUTHORIZED RELEASE MAY RESULT IN CIVIL PENALTIES OR OTHER ACTION. FOR U.S. GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, PUBLIC DISCLOSURE GOVERNED BY 5 U.S.C. 552 AND 49 CFR PARTS 15 AND 1520.

So the decision to publish it on the Internet is probably a questionable one. On top of that, however, is where the real idiocy shines. They chose to publish a redacted version of the document, hiding all the super-important stuff from the public. But they apparently don’t understand how redaction works in the electronic document world. See, rather than actually removing the offending text from the document they just drew a black box on top of it. Turns out that PDF documents don’t really care about the black box like that and the actual content of the document is still in the file.
Yup, their crack legal staff managed to screw this one up pretty badly. Want to know which twelve passports will instantly get you shunted over for secondary screening, simply by showing them to the ID-checking agent? Check out Section 2A-2 (C) (1) (b) (iv). Want to know the procedure for CIA-escorted passengers to be processed through the checkpoint? That’s in the document, too. Details on the calibration process of the metal detectors is in there. So is the procedure for screening foreign dignitaries.
It is pretty pathetic that the folks supposedly responsible for administering this “security” program cannot even be bothered to do the simplest parts of their job correctly. Then again, passing through the checkpoint every time I fly it is pretty clear that they do a lot of things incorrectly. Just chalk this one up to more of the same idiocy.



......Thank you RAC for sending this to me.


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December 05, 2009

New Haven Firefighters Promoted After Winning Landmark Supreme Court Case




New Haven Firefighters Promoted After Winning Landmark Supreme Court Case

FOX News

New Haven's Board of Fire Commissioners has approved the promotions of 14 city firefighters who won a reverse discrimination case in a landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court.

NEW HAVEN, Conn.


New Haven's Board of Fire Commissioners has approved the promotions of 14 city firefighters who won a reverse discrimination case in a landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court.

A formal promotion ceremony is scheduled for Dec. 10.

Matt Marcarelli, who earned the top score on the captain's exam in 2003 and assumed his new rank on Tuesday, says the action by the board was historic. The board approved the promotions after another city board certified the results of the 2003 exam that was at the center of the legal dispute.

Thirteen white city firefighters and one Hispanic firefighter were promoted to lieutenants and captains. They were among the firefighters who sued after the city threw out of the test results because too few minorities would have been promoted.



Wild Thing's comment........

Whites should not have to go to court every time they are denied promotion based on race.

Stop, preferences, “affirmative action”, and diversity fraud NOW!


....Thank you Darth for sending this to me.


Darth
U.S. Airforce
C-5 loadmaster
84-97


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December 01, 2009

Seattle Police Kill Suspect in Officer Slayings ~ GOOD!!!!



Police officer in Seattle shot Maurice Clemmons dead early Tuesday morning. Clemmons killed 4 police officers in an ambush Sunday at a coffee house in Lakewood, Washington.


A policeman investigating a stolen car on a Seattle street shot dead the man accused of gunning down four police officers at the weekend, US police say.

Maurice Clemmons, aged 37, was killed in Seattle early on Tuesday, said Assistant Police Chief Jim Pugel.

He said the officer recognised Clemmons and told him to stop, before opening fire after the suspect tried to flee. Four people have been arrested for allegedly helping the suspect elude authorities during the two-day manhunt.




Clemmons told his acquaintances about his intentions beforehand. They did not notifiy the authorities.


AP

The man suspected of gunning down four police officers in a suburban coffee shop was shot and killed by Seattle police early Tuesday, a sheriff’s spokesman said. Three other people were arrested for allegedly helping him elude authorities during a massive two-day manhunt.

Maurice Clemmons was shot to death in a working-class south Seattle neighborhood after police tracked him down using possible hiding spots supplied by Pierce County investigators, said Ed Troyer, a spokesman for the county sheriff. Troyer told Fox News a single officer found Clemmons and shot and killed him. A couple dozen police officers milled around at the scene where Clemmons was apparently shot, shaking hands and patting each other on the back.

Authorities say Clemmons, 37, singled out the Lakewood officers and spared employees and other customers at a coffee shop Sunday morning in Parkland, a Tacoma suburb about 35 miles south of Seattle. He then fled, but not before he was apparently shot in the torso by one of the dying officers.

On Monday, officers detained a sister of Clemmons who they think treated the suspect’s gunshot wound.

“We believe she drove him up to Seattle and bandaged him up,” Troyer said.

Troyer didn’t immediately give the names of the three people arrested on suspicion of rendering criminal assistance. Police said a network of friends and family gave Clemmons place to stay, medical aid, rides and money while he was on the run.

Sergeant Mark Renninger, 39, and Officers Ronald Owens, 37, Tina Griswold, 40, and Greg Richards, 42, were ambushed at a cafe in Tacoma, south of Seattle, on Sunday. All were married with children.



From KOMO news in Seattle:

As the officer was doing his paperwork, he caught something moving behind him. He turned around and saw a man walking on the street behind his car, approaching the driver’s side. The officer got out of his car, immediately recognized the man as Clemmons and ordered him to show his hands and stop.

Clemmons refused, and while the officer was drawing his gun, the man reached into his waist and moved, police said.

“He wouldn’t stop,” Pugel said. “The officer fired several rounds.”

Clemmons was struck at least twice, police said. After Clemmons was pronounced dead, officers found a gun in Clemmons’ front pocket. Clemmons also had sustained a serious gunshot wound from one of the four officers killed in the coffee-shop shooting.

Police planned to arrest more people who helped Clemmons.

“We expect to have maybe six or seven people in custody by the day’s end,” said Ed Troyer, a spokesman for the Pierce County sheriff. “Some are friends, some are acquaintances, some are partners in crime, some are relatives. Now they’re all partners in crime.”


Huckabee clemency record revisted after shootings


Clemmons had a criminal history in Arkansas and Washington. In May 2000, Huckabee commuted his 108-year prison sentence to make him immediately eligible for parole, which was granted by the parole board two months later. Clemmons had been sentenced to 95 years, to run after time he was already serving on previous convictions.

In a statement on the conservative news Web site Newsmax.com, Huckabee wrote that he commuted Clemmons' sentence from 108 years to 47 years. Reports that he had pardoned Clemmons or set him free were erroneous, he said.

"I take full responsibility for my actions of nine years ago," Huckabee said. "I acted on the facts presented to me in 2000. If I could have possibly known what Clemmons would do nine years later, I obviously would have made a different decision. But if the same file was presented to me today, I would have likely made the same decision."

But the Arkansas prosecutor who put Clemmons behind bars told CNN on Tuesday that Huckabee was issuing clemency at "an astounding rate" during his tenure as governor.

"He was exercising the clemency power at what I call a wholesale rate," Larry Jegley said. "He was letting murderers out, he was letting rapists out, and he was letting the likes of Mr. Clemmons out."
One survey, he said, showed Huckabee issued more clemencies from 1996 to 2004 than the governors of all six surrounding states, including Texas.
He said he didn't know why so many clemencies were granted. "That was part of the frustration that we felt with the entire process. ... We never felt as though he gave victims, their families, jurors, law enforcement and the community in general an adequate explanation as to why he felt compelled to let people of proven danger go in our community."

Clemmons was among 1,033 people who were pardoned or had their sentences reduced during Huckabee's 10 1/2 years as governor. Bill Clinton, Frank White and Jim Guy Tucker granted 507 clemencies in the 17 1/2 years they served. Beebe, Huckabee's Democratic successor, has issued 273 commutations and pardons since taking office in January 2007 — all but one of them were pardons after the completion of the inmates' prison terms.

Huckabee's role in gaining the release of a convicted rapist, Wayne DuMond, was the subject of an attack ad during his presidential run. While Huckabee's predecessor, Tucker, reduced DuMond's sentence making him eligible for parole, Huckabee took steps almost immediately after taking office to win DuMond's release.

Two members of the state parole board said Huckabee pressured them to show DuMond mercy, while Huckabee publicly questioned whether DuMond was guilty of the rape of a teenage girl. During the presidential primaries, a conservative group aired television commercials in South Carolina featuring the mother of Carol Sue Shields, whom DuMond killed in 2000 after his release.


Black Muslim Group Celebrates “Brother & Martyr” Maurice Clemmons

“For Many Are Called But Few Are Chosen.” BOW Martyr Against White Terrorist & Racist Police Regime (Maurice Clemmons) Adorned With Virgins, Jewelry & Crowned; “When the Battle is Over, We Shall Wear a Crown.” – Seattle Black Foot Soldiers

The Seattle Blackfoot Soldiers, an offshoot of the Nation of Islam, celebrated cop killer Maurice Clemmons.

From a website called Black Male Felon...CHECK IT OUT

There’s more. The website also asks:


“Who’s Your Favorite Officer Down: Mark Renninger, Tina Griswold, Greg Richards or Ronald Owens;” Seattle Black Foot Soldiers: Shootings a Preemptive Strike on Terrorists

The Last Crusade reportedly has learned from an Arkansas law enforcement official, became a member of the Nation of Islam while serving time in the Cummins Prison.


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Wild Thing's comment.......

Thank God they killed him. This time there will be no parole or commutation. Hello Huckabee are you listening?!!!

And those websites about the killer being a Muslim convert , what sick places on the internet they are. What horrible people!!!

The Black Muslims in the U.S. are mostly Black Liberation communists like Bill Ayers, the Weather Underground and Obama’s “reverend” Wright. Farrakhan is a big fan of Mao. The Nation Of Islam is arm in arm with the New Black Panther Party who are also revolutionary communist.



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67



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November 30, 2009

4 Police Officers Murdered in Deadly Ambush Near McChord Air Force Base in Tacoma





Four Lakewood (WA) police officers shot and killed in 'ambush'

King 4.com

PARKLAND, Wash. - Four Lakewood Police officers were shot and killed Sunday morning in what authorities called a targeted ambush at a coffee shop.

Pierce County Sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer says the officers - four male and one female - were in full uniform and wearing bulletproof vests, sitting in Forza coffee shop near 116th Street and Steele Street on the east side of the Air Force base at about 8:30 a.m.

Troyer says the officers were preparing for their shift when a suspect or suspects "walked in with a handgun, opened fire multiple times and then fled the scene," said Troyer.
Troyer called it an "ambush."
"They had marked police cars, marked uniforms, there were other people inside the facility, they weren't shot, wounded or hurt or even aimed at, just the police officers were," said Troyer.

It wasn't clear whether the officers even had time to draw their weapons to return fire, Troyer said.

"This was more of an execution. Walk in with the specific mindset to shoot police officers," Troyer said.

With no known suspects, there was no indication of any connection with the Halloween night shooting of a Seattle police officer. The suspect in that shooting remains hospitalized.

"We won't know if it's a copycat effect or what it was until we get the case solved," Troyer said. "We don't even have a suspect ID right now."

Troyer would not release the names of the victims in Sunday's shooting. He said Lakewood has a small police force and the deaths represent a loss of 10 percent to 15 percent of the department.

Troyer estimates a couple hundred officers from the Washington State Patrol and multiple surrounding police agencies in the area are at the scene, with some coming on their own time.

"We have no motive at all," Troyer said. "I don't think when we find out what it is, it will be anything that makes any sense or be worth it."

Two employees and a few other customers were in the shop during the attack. All are being interviewed by the Pierce County Sheriff's investigators.

"Some are in shock. They are very upset," Troyer said. "They are the ones who are going to put together for us how this happened."

The Forza Coffee Shop, part of a popular local chain, is on a side street near McChord Air Force Base in Tacoma. The shop is in a small retail center alongside two restaurants, a cigar store and a nail salon.

Brad Carpenter, founder and owner of Forza Coffee, said his staff was OK and being interviewed by police, and that his main concern was with the families of the police officers.

"I'm a retired police officer, so this really hits close to home for me," he said.

Roads are blocked around the scene. Dave Gabrielson, a clerk at Foot Mart about a block away from the coffee shop, told the News Tribune that all was quiet when he opened the store at 8 a.m.

About 30 minutes later, "All of a sudden a million cops were zooming up and down the road," he said.

Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor said "this is an example of the danger that police officers and deputy sheriffs and state troopers face every day."

"The person or people who did this not only harmed us they harmed the good that we can do in the community. They harmed the good that we work to do every day in the community," he said.
"This is an example of the cost that is sometimes paid by people who believe in duty and obligation and sacrifice and people who do that on behalf of the community."
"We've lost people that we care about, we've lost people I'm sure the good people in the community care about as well," said Pastor.
Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire said she was "shocked and horrified" by the killings.
"Our police put their lives on the line every day, and tragedies like this remind us of the risks they continually take to keep our communities safe," she said in a written statement. "My heart goes out to the family, friends and co-workers of these officers, as well as the entire law enforcement community."
Troyer said there were several active scenes that officers were working. A white pick-up truck was impounded from a parking lot at one scene and a person was taken into custody at another.

He said they are looking to see if there is any surveillance cameras that may have caught the suspect on video.

Troyer said the suspect is a black male, 5-foot-7 to 6 feet tall, 20s to 30s, scruffy appearance, wearing a black coat with a gray sweatshirt underneath, and blue jeans.

A $10,000 reward is being offered for information. Tips can be called in to (253) 591-5959 or 866-977-2362.




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Violent felon granted clemency by Huckabee now sought in Lakewood, WA police ambush
A deadly ambush at a coffee shop near Tacoma, Washington on Sunday morning left four police officers dead. A vigil attended by an estimated 700 mourners and well-wishers was held Sunday night for the fallen at Champion’s Center church in Tacoma.

The man being sought by police was granted clemency by former GOP Arkansas Mike Huckabee despite his violent history and vehement protestations from prosecutors and victims’ family members.

He was most recently in jail for alleged second-degree rape of a child.

This isn’t Huckabee’s first Horton moment.

Maurice Clemmons, the 37-year-old Tacoma man being sought for questioning in the killing of four Lakewood police officers this morning, has a long criminal record punctuated by violence, erratic behavior and concerns about his mental health.

Nine years ago, then-Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee granted clemency to Clemmons, commuting his lengthy prison sentence over the protestations of prosecutors.

Maurice Clemmons, man wanted for questioning, has long criminal history


Maurice Clemmons, the 37-year-old Tacoma man being sought for questioning in the killing of four Lakewood police officers this morning, has a long criminal record punctuated by violence, erratic behavior and concerns about his mental health.

Nine years ago, then-Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee granted clemency to Clemmons, commuting his lengthy prison sentence over the protestations of prosecutors.

"This is the day I've been dreading for a long time," Larry Jegley, prosecuting attorney for Arkansas' Pulaski County said Sunday night when informed that Clemmons was being sought in connection to the killings.

Clemmons' criminal history includes at least five felony convictions in Arkansas and at least eight felony charges in Washington. The record also stands out for the number of times he has been released from custody despite questions about the danger he posed.

Clemmons had been in jail in Pierce County for the past several months on a pending charge of second-degree rape of a child.

He was released from custody just six days ago, even though he was wanted on a fugitive warrant out of Arkansas and was staring at eight felony charges in all out of Washington state.




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Lakewood Police Independent Guild Press Release "May God bless you four who are in a place so much better than this; you are some of the finest professionals I have ever known. God bless our community today.

Brian D. Wurts, President
Lakewood Police Independent Guild"




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Police surround Seattle home where person of interest in police shooting may be hiding

The Seattle Times


A SWAT team and police negotiators have surrounded a home in Seattle's Leschi neighborhood where the man sought for questioning in the Lakewood police shooting might be hiding.

Shortly after 12 a.m. today, a King County sheriff's armored vehicle was brought to the home, which was bathed in bright lights. Police began using loudspeakers, asking whoever was inside to call 911.

Police yelled over the loudspeakers, "Mr. Clemmons we want to minimize the situation."

Police responded to the home at East Yesler Way and 32nd Avenue South around 8:44 p.m. A woman who was leaving the home was stopped by officers and told them Maurice Clemmons was on the property and bleeding, according to a law enforcement source.

The woman told police that someone had dropped Clemmons off at a home, on East Superior Street.

"Whether he's in there or not is yet to be determined," said Ed Troyer, Pierce County sheriff's spokesman. "We have multiple operations going on ... We've found evidence of him at other locations and we have several operations going on."


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Tacoma Fire Department raised their Ladders as the Motorcade arrived at the Pierce County Medical Examiners Office. Crowds gathered to show their support, American Flags held high and lined both sides of the street. It was quiet, an eerie silence, and tears fell as the motorcade passed.




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Mike Huckabee's Statement Regarding Washington State Slayings

"The senseless and savage execution of police officers in Washington State has saddened the nation, and early reports indicate that a person of interest is a repeat offender who once lived in Arkansas and was wanted on outstanding warrants here and Washington State. The murder of any individual is profound tragedy, but the murder of a police officer is the worst of all murders in that it is an assault on every citizen and the laws we live within.
Should he be found to be responsible for this horrible tragedy, it will be the result of a series of failures in the criminal justice system in both Arkansas and Washington State. He was recommended for and received a commutation of his original sentence from 1990, making him parole eligible and was paroled by the parole board once they determined he met the conditions at that time. He was arrested later for parole violation and taken back to prison to serve his full term, but prosecutors dropped the charges that would have held him. It appears that he has continued to have a string of criminal and psychotic behavior but was not kept incarcerated by either state. This is a horrible and tragic event and if found and convicted the offender should be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law. Our thoughts and prayers are and should be with the families of those honorable, brave, and heroic police officers."




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Wild Thing's comment..........

Prayers for the officers and their loved ones. Nine children between the four cops. This is so sad.

This is so horrible. They said there were other people in the place but Clemmons only fired at the police officers and no one else.

Regarding Huckabee's statement, I'd like to feel the sincerity here, but given his record on clemency while he was Governor of Arkansas, I see this as no more than a swan-song for a has-been politician. I must have missed the mea culpa. have used at least an “I regret...” in there somewhere. He can’t even admit to making the decision to grant clemency, in fact he’s lying by omission when he claims the parole board released him. That the judge and prosecutor was against the release obviously didn’t sway Huckabee’s opinion. The parole board was forced to vote on parole, triggered by Huckabee’s clemency request. While they hold some blame for approving the request, Huckabee got the entire ball rolling.

That he refuses to admit to his part shows how little ethics means to Huckabee. But we all saw during last years campaign for President how he whined and constantly blamed Romney etc. for picking on him. Again I am NOT impressed with this man Huckabee at all.

As I am posting this it is around 4:30 a.m. Monday morning, the police are still looking for the Clemmons. Pray they find him soon.



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October 15, 2009

The Mystical Flight of the Arrow as Healer





Uncle Ted with young Makon Lynn. Strength in numbers.




The Mystical Flight of the Arrow as Healer

By Ted Nugent

The young archer's gaze was intense, animal like, wild eyed. Master athletes refer to this ultra focused intensity as 'in the zone'. You can feel it in the eyes and twitching nerve endings of a killer cat in the final stages of its sneak attack, just before the kill pounce. Locked in.

Makon was there, mind, body, heart, soul and full on spirit as he carefully pulled back the bowstring with all he had, his eyes squinting in the blazing Texas sun, brow furrowing, head slightly cocked, arrow pointing naturally toward the vitals of the 3D deer target ahead. As the arrow nock touched his lip, the bow silently flexed and sent the feathered shaft on its mystical way.



Thunk! Dead center into the golden triangle of the deer's forward chest, right where the pumpstation and lungs converge for a perfect bowhunter's kill shot. A broad smile overpowered the sunshine.

This daily ritual is not all that out of the ordinary at the more than three million bowhunting families target ranges across America, but on this particular day, this was not a normal, everyday arrow or bowhunter. Macon Lynn is just five years old, had never shot a bow before this day, and had just recently endured the ravaging agony of chemo therapy and radiation treatment for his inoperable brain cancer. This may very well have been the most important arrow in the history of archery, for young Macon was in desperate need of escape from the ravages of this life threatening disease, and he and his family figured an escape to Uncle Ted's SpiritWild Ranch bowhunting epicenter might very well be just what the Dr. ordered. He did.

Nearly wearing himself out, Makon shot arrow after arrow for most of the afternoon, and we couldn't get the bow out of his hands. Archers and bowhunters know why, for we are convinced that our next arrow will be a better arrow, and we never give up trying. We also know what Macon and all the terminally ill kids discover when in that mystical flight of the arrow trance; that there is nothing else beyond our arrow and its next flight. It is that powerfully mesmerizing. Intoxicating. Joyous. Cleansing. Healing.



Makon joined the Nugent family through the assistance of the wonderful 'Wish Upon A Star' charity. A few weeks later, Make A Wish Foundation made the arrangements for seven year old Brianna to visit us at SpiritWild Ranch and other special need kids have been helped by Hunt Of A Lifetime and our own Ted Nugent Kamp for Kids charities. When people really need help, Americans always give it all they got, and we are genuinely moved by the heartfelt love and generosity of so many great American families everytime. We salute them all.

Over the years, many Americans have been moved to show appreciation for the dedication and sacrifices of the heroes of the United States Military warriors. Those who pay attention, and care, painfully understand that freedom comes with a price, and that the American Dream is fertilized by the blood and guts of warriors who valiantly volunteered to put their lives on the line for the benefit of others. This is the greatest of human virtuousness, and we stand in awe of their service.

Having saluted way too many flag draped coffins and stood strong with too many grieving families, we created our Freedom's Angel's nonprofit charity a few years ago to help the wounded warriors who have given so much. Upon visiting the severely burned heroes at Brookes Army Medical Facility in San Antonio, Texas, we were reminded that most of the military heroes are avid outdoorsmen and women, but with their burned skin slowly healing, there was no way for them to be exposed to the blistering Texas sun and were therefore confined indoors.

Through the undying generosity of many, Freedom's Angels was able to construct a beautiful outdoor patio where the burn victims could be in their beloved out of doors, but shielded from the rays of the burning sun.

As a proud and official representative of the Coalition To Salute America's Heroes (saluteheroes.org) I have been honored and privileged to host many wounded warriors at our SpiritWild Ranch for hunting, fishing, offloading, shooting, archery and BBQ fun. I am convinced that this is the most powerful healing therapy in the world, and we are throttling ahead to do more for them.

Though the BBQ is great, the machinegun shooting spectacular, and all our outdoor fun remedial, there is no question that the most smiles occur on the 3D archery range. Some of the guys and gals are experienced archers and bowhunters, but many are newcomers. Each and everyone of them light up as arrows are fired downrange and archery form and control is discovered and cultivated.

With exuberant support across the board, we are now putting together the details of our next Freedom's Angels project and creating a state of the art archery range for the troops near the Brookes Medical facility so they can shoot more conveniently and develop their archery skills.

Daniel Vargas, our gung-ho BloodBrother at Saluteheroes.org is working on the details and I wish to thank everyone who so generously helps to make this a reality.

Never underestimate the healing powers of the mystical flight of the arrow. If you would like to say thank you to the US Military heroes, visit Saluteheroes.org and give what you can. Godbless the US warriors all!



Wild Thing's comment........

What a special wonderful little boy and story. Ted Nugent is a good guy.

Ted said awhile back...."We have the perfect president for a nation that doesn’t care.”



.... Thank you Jim for sending this to me.


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October 06, 2009

A Proud American Walks To Thank Her!


Army and National Guard veteran Sinh Tho Nguyen, of Fort Worth, is walking across America to honor America and its troops. Nguyen said his father was a U.S. soldier in Vietnam but that they never met. In 1992, Nguyen applied for a visa to come to the United States and was approved in 60 days. He enlisted in the National Guard and Army after moving to the United States.


A Proud American Walks To Thank Her!

This gentleman’s name is Sinh Tho Nguyen, a resident of Ft. Worth, Texas, but his history is more interesting than his current residence.

Born in Viet Nam in 1969 to a Viet Namese mother, and a U.S. Army father he never knew, Sinh immigrated to the U.S. in 1992. Since that time he has become a U.S. citizen, graduated from the University of Texas-Arlington, served in the U.S. Army, and earned his Masters degree while serving at Fort Mead, Maryland, taking night courses.

Just over a year and a half ago he got the idea to walk from shore to shore to thank America, and it’s military active duty and vets. Working as a contract meter reader in Ft. Worth, he was able to fund his journey with twenty five thousand dollars, and some good advice, not to cross from California to Texas in the summer. Sinh’s original plan was to cross from San Diego, California to Atlantic Beach, Florida, near Jacksonville. Instead, he reversed his course, and began his trek at Atlantic Beach.


As recently as 26 Sep 09, he was in Mesa, Arizona, with a planned arrival in San Diego by Thanksgiving, averaging about twenty four miles a day.

Sinh’s planned trip required a two week stay in Ft. Worth, as his badly battered feet required medical attention, due to the blisters and bruises caused by the heat, the walking, and the wearing of Croc shoes.

Carrying a U.S. flag, with a sign on his back which states “Shore to Shore, A walk across America to honor those who serve,” Sinh has an infectious positive attitude, and a radiant smile. Taking time off from his Phd program, Sinh has nearly completed his journey, and has found out more about the true nature of America for his effort. Not only is he expressing his love of this country, he has found many that share that feeling, and have given back to him what they could in support of his effort.

I hope one day I can meet with Sinh. His expression of patriotism is inspiring, and he possesses the gratitude that too many Americans have never known, or forget unless reminded.

While Sinh’s story won’t command the headlines that the latest salacious celebrity faux pas or our current president’s apology for America’s existence will, he is truly a man to be admired and respected.


Fort Worth man puts heart, soles into message with walk across America

Dallas Morning News

The 40-year-old said his mission is to remind Americans to have faith in their country and take pride in their nation. And, on Wednesday, he finally made it to Dallas-Fort Worth – home for one week before he hits the road again.

"I owe to America so much, and I don't have any talent at all," Nguyen said. "I have two legs and a heart. So I decided to walk across America to give thanks to her."

The water-meter reader – whose walking-intensive job gave him the idea to walk across America – is not getting paid for his cross-country trek or raising money for a cause. The walk, he said, is just his way of saying thanks to America and its troops.

"This walk is about America and those who suffer," he said.

Nguyen said his father was a U.S. soldier in Vietnam but that they never met. In 1992, Nguyen applied for a visa to come to the United States and was approved in 60 days. He enlisted in the National Guard and Army after moving to the United States.

Nguyen's 2,600-mile journey began in Atlantic Beach, Fla. Nguyen's co-worker David Dominguez drives behind him in his silver FordFocus, which sometimes doubles as the men's lodging. Nguyen hopes to reach his destination, San Diego, by Thanksgiving.

Nguyen always carries an American flag and has a sign strapped to his back displaying his message: "Shore to Shore: A Walk Across America to Honor Those Who Serve."

He arrived in Dallas on Wednesday wearing a U.S. Army-issued T-shirt and Crocs on his feet – with padded inserts at the bottom.

The shoes, which have traveled 700 miles of the trip, were falling apart – and Nguyen's feet were showing wear as well. While he is back in Fort Worth, Nguyen said he will have a doctor look at his feet. He joked that the blisters on his soles formed the shape of America.

Nguyen said the support he gets from people keeps him going. He told of folks bringing him homegrown tomatoes and money – and offering words of encouragement.

"Without their support, I don't think I could make this far," he said.
Nguyen added: "This is about America and it belongs to the troops and their family members. I am a messenger. I carry the flag. America is behind me now."


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Wild Thing's comment........

God bless Sinh. I love to see people love our country and Sinh’s love is special. I also love how he appreciates our Vietnam Vets and all Veterans and those who serve today. How he respects our Flag and he knows what it stands for.

What a marvelous story and man.



....Thank you Tom for sending this to me.

Tom
US Army Aviation
Vietnam 1966-68
US Army Special Forces
1970-72


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September 16, 2009

Bus Camera Shows Attack on Belleville West Student



BMD.com

Police are calling the Monday morning attack of a Belleville West High School student on a school bus racially motivated.

Two black juvenile suspects are in custody after they allegedly beat a white student on a bus heading to Belleville West, police and school officials said.

The 17-year-old victim was one of just a few white students on the crowded bus about 8 a.m. A surveillance video from a camera mounted inside the bus shows the victim being choked and punched by two other students, ages 14 and 15.

"By watching the video, it looks like it was racially motivated," Belleville Police Capt. Don Sax said. "It stands out to me."

According to a news release, the victim sat on a bus seat next to one of the suspects, and the suspect told the older student not to sit there. There were few open seats available on the bus.

In the video, one of the suspects attempted to push the older student out of his seat and began punching the victim in the face and choking him.

Many of the students stood up and began cheering on the fight. The bus driver can be heard telling the students to "sit down." After the fight broke up, the victim put in his ear phones and sat in the seat alone.


BELLEVILLE Illinois
A Belleville West High School student was beaten aboard a bus on the way to school Monday, and a police spokesman said the beating could be racially motivated.

The 17-year-old victim was white and the teen assailants were black. Police released a video of the beating, which shows the victim being punched repeatedly while other students on the bus gather to watch, some cheering. It doesn't appear that the victim did anything to provoke an attack and tried only to defend himself. Police said it all unfolded in a five-minute span.

The victim was trying to find a seat and was told by two students he could not sit next to them, police said. When he did sit down, one teen tried to push him out of his seat then began grabbing the victim's neck and punching him in the face.

The victim eventually returned to his seat, but another student began taunting him a few minutes later. The victim was then struck in the face.


"In my estimation, it's racially motivated," said Capt. Don Sax of the Belleville Police Department. He said one reason he had formed this opinion was that many of the students, most of whom were black, yelled their support for the beating.

"There was absolutely no justification for the beating either time," Sax said.

Two teens were taken into custody; authorities will apply for charges today. Both students have been suspended, said Superintendent Greg Moats.

He also said there had been no racial problems at the school and said that he wanted to talk further with police to determine why they believe race could have been a motivator in the fight. He also said the school will do everything possible to make sure students are safe, but he wouldn't elaborate.





Wild Thing's comment........

Where do they learn such hate?


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August 27, 2009

Florida Students Sent Home After Wearing 'Islam Is of the Devil' Shirts



Aug. 25: A Gainesville, Fla., high school student displays a T-shirt proclaiming "Islam is of the Devil," as her father looks on.


Florida Students Sent Home After Wearing 'Islam Is of the Devil' Shirts


FOX News

A handful of students were sent home from Florida schools this week after showing up in shirts proclaiming that "Islam is of the Devil," part of a fiery church campaign to "expose" Islam as a religion of violence.

Three high schoolers were forced to leave Tuesday for wearing the shirts made by the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Fla., where school officials say violated the district's dress codes.

A middle schooler was also asked to change clothes because of the shirt, which got a 10-year-old fifth grader sent packing on Monday, when the incidents began.

"Students have a right of free speech, and we have allowed students to come to school wearing clothes with messages," school district staff attorney told the Gainesville Sun.
"But this message is a divisive message that is likely to offend students. Principals, I feel reasonably, have deemed that a violation of the dress code."

Wittmer told the paper that the school district is obligated to protect all students from religious discrimination regardless of their faith, and had to ensure equal treatment for all students.

"The next kid might show up with a shirt saying 'Christianity is of the Devil,'" Wittmer said.

The Dove center has come under fire already for posting a sign with the same message, which it says will help "expose" Islam as "a violent and oppressive religion" that is trying to deceive and destroy society.

"It is time that all Christians unite, stop being passive and selfish and stand up and fight for the truth," says a posting on the church's Web site.
Muslim advocates have pressed the church to remove the sign and say the anti-Islam message should not be accepted when "schools are supposed to be teaching tolerance for others," the Gainesville Sun reported.
"It's pretty offensive, isn't it?" said Saeed R. Khan, president of the Muslim Association of North Central Florida.
"Particularly in a school setting where you are trying to create an atmosphere where people are supposed to respect each other and live with each other, where we have people of every ethnicity and every religion," he told the paper.


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Wild Thing's comment........

“It's pretty offensive, isn't it?” said Saeed R. Khan, president of the Muslim Association of North Central Florida.”

NO, not offensicve like Islam is offensive. offensive as Muslims killing and burning the homes of Christians as they do in Muslim countries Saeed. Considering what Muslims are doing all over the world, it isn't offensive it is simply factual.

I like the nice big red lettering.



....Thank you Richard for sending this to me.


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August 18, 2009

Columnist Robert Novak Dies After Battle With Brain Cancer





Chicago Sun Times


Columnist Robert Novak Dies After Battle With Brain Cancer

Chicago Sun-Times columnist Robert Novak, one of the nation’s most influential journalists, who relished his “Prince of Darkness” public persona, died at home here early Tuesday morning after a battle with brain cancer.

“He was someone who loved being a journalist, love journalism and loved his country and loved his family, Novak’s wife, Geraldine, told the Sun-Times on Tuesday.

Novak’s remarkable and long-running career made him a powerful presence in newspaper columns, newsletters, books and on television.

On May 15, 1963, Novak teamed up with the late Rowland Evans Jr. to create the “Inside Report” political column, which became the must-read syndicated column. Evans tapped Novak, then a 31-year old correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, to help with the workload of a six-day-a-week column.

Evans and Novak were the od d couple: Evans a Philadelphia blue blood and Yale graduate; Novak from Joliet, Ill. who attended the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana campus.

Novak handled the column solo after Evans retired in 1993. The Chicago Sun-Times has been Novak’s home paper since 1966.

Robert David Sanders Novak, 78, was born and raised in Joliet and his first newspaper jobs were with the Joliet Herald-News and, while a student at the University of Illinois, the Champaign-Urbana Courier. Novak maintained a lifelong tie to the University of Illinois with the school creating the Robert D. Novak chair of Western Civilization and Culture in 200X.

Mrs. Novak said that her husband passed away at 4:30 a.m., returning home after being hospitalized between July 10 and July 24. Novak’s malignant brain tumor was discovered July 27, 2008.

"Bob was always the pro," said Don Hayner, the Sun-Times' editor in chief. "No matter what he had going on, he was always at the ready to help out on stories, and he broke more than his share. Even as he became a national figure, he was always proud to be part of the Sun-Times. And we were proud of him."

Besides Mrs. Novak, survivors include a son Alex, 41, who's a marketing executive for Eagle Publishing, and a daughter Zelda, 44, who is married to the journalist Christopher Caldwell. Novak also is survived by grandchildren Jane, Philip, Eliza and George Caldwell, and Max, Sam, Gloria and Joseph Novak.


Wild Thing's comment......

"Always love your country — but never trust your government!" Robert Novak as quoted by The Chicago Sun-Times.


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August 13, 2009

Will Americans follow orders to take flu shots? (H1N1.. 'swine flu' vaccine)



Avian flu viruses like this one have raised worries in the past similar to those being raised by this year's swine flu



Will Americans follow orders to take flu shots?

Alarmist language sparking fears of mandatory vaccinations, quarantines

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By Bob Unruh

Alarmist language over possible outbreaks of swine flu as well as a series of moves by the federal government are fueling fears federal agents will soon be forcing citizens to be vaccinated – prompting one political party to launch a pre-emptive defense against any such effort.

The Constitution Party, a fast-growing alternative to the dominant Democratic and Republican parties in many elections, has come out strongly in opposition to any "mandatory injections" of " potential toxic (H1N1) 'swine flu' vaccine."

Citing the Fourth Amendment, which says, "The right of the people to be secure in their persons … shall not be violated," Constitution Party National Committee Chairman Jim Clymer said the issue isn't that complex.
"It comes down to the most fundamental of all freedoms. If government can force potentially dangerous substances into our bodies what, then, can't government do to us?" he said.
"Whether mandated by the federal government, the individual states such as Massachusetts or international organizations like the World Health Organization or the United Nations, forcing potentially dangerous chemicals on a free people is tyranny," Clymer said.

The Constitution Party cited the research of Bill Sardi, who noted the "cozy relationship" where the WHO "prematurely" declares a pandemic, forcing dozens of governments to buy flu vaccines. Then, he wrote, public health authorities invoke mandatory vaccination programs for children.

The enriched vaccine makers then "funnel profits back to the politicians."

The party noted the alarmist behavior on the part of the U.S. Departments of Health and Homeland Security, which earlier this year when "several people" were "diagnosed" with swine flu, declared a national public health emergency.

When that was declared in April, schools were closed, people quarantined and pharmaceutical companies awarded billion dollar contracts, the party explained.

Condemnation also has come from Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, who cited the swine flu vaccination program in 1976. The effort killed more than two dozen people – not from the flu but from the vaccine.

Paul said he was concerned that "nearly $8 billion will be spent to address a 'potential pandemic flu' which could result in mandatory vaccinations for no discernable reason other than to enrich the pharmaceutical companies that make the vaccine."
Clymer also expressed concern about turning over decisions inside the United States to an international organization like the WHO. Adding other pieces to the puzzle, such as the Pentagon's involvement with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, just adds to his worries, he said.

According to a Fox report, the Pentagon is planning to make available military troops – if they are needed – to help FEMA respond to a flu outbreak.

The report said Defense Secretary Robert Gates is preparing to sign an order letting the military set up regional teams to help FEMA.

"Americans should be gravely concerned when all the pieces are put together," Clymer said. "We have a strain of flu which has produced mild symptoms so far, and yet it appears there's a well-orchestrated world-wide effort to put draconian measures in place for a 'pandemic.'"

Clymer also cited the WHO recommendations that would provide, essentially, for an indefinite stay in a quarantine camp for those who refuse a vaccination. He said the procedures that follow a "Level 6 Pandemic" allow international precedent to override U.S. constitutional guarantees of freedom.

The party statement said, "All liberty-loving Americans should shudder at the WHO directives which state: 'During a pandemic, it may be necessary to overrule existing legislation or (individual) human rights. Examples are the enforcement of quarantine (overruling individual freedom of movement), use of privately owned buildings for hospitals, off-license use of drugs, compulsory vaccination or implementation of emergency shifts in essential services."
No such extraordinary efforts are needed, the Constitution Party said, because according to the Centers for Disease Control, "the fear mongering regarding this flu is not warranted by forensic evidence that H1N1 is the potentially devastating plague the hyperbole purports it to be."

According to the Fox report, the bird flu frenzy during 2005 prompted the Bush administration to add influenza to the government's list of diseases for which quarantines are allowed, creating a path through which people who exhibit symptoms could be detained by government order.

Governors, however, according to a report from The Hill, are objecting to the potential involvement of the feds.

Gov. Jim Douglas, R-Vermont, head of the National Governors As