Canadian Soldier Speaks Honor to All Veterans [Guest Voice]
May25

Canadian Soldier Speaks Honor to All Veterans [Guest Voice]

From Dr. E.: Canada has often been called the shoulders of the United States, meaning the two nations have an interest in each others’ safety and freedoms. Canada follows British law, as a Federal parliamentary constututioonal monarchy, with Elizabeth II being the current monarch. Here is a greeting to honor all veterans– written by decorated Canadian Military Police Officer veteran, Ronald Pierre, who served 1 Canadian...

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Memorial Day 2015: One Last Glance
May25

Memorial Day 2015: One Last Glance

There are so many touching, poignant images published during a day of remembrance such as Memorial Day, that I find it very difficult not to share them. To those who have already seen and read enough about this solemn day, I ask for your forbearance. All the photos and captions are from various military Services. A soldier places a small American flag into the ground in front of a headstone during “Flags In” at Arlington National...

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Memorial Day 2015: Honor to the Fallen – Godspeed to Our Newest Soldiers (Update)
May25

Memorial Day 2015: Honor to the Fallen – Godspeed to Our Newest Soldiers (Update)

Update: I have to add this image and caption that say it all this Memorial Day: Brittany, left, and her son, Christian, 4, visit the grave of her husband and his father, U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Christopher Jacobs, on Memorial Day in Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., May 25, 2015. Christian is wearing his father’s cover. (Photo: DOD) Original Post: Memorial Day is a day of remembrance: A day to remember...

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Memorial Day – Special-Needs Students Honor Veterans
May25

Memorial Day – Special-Needs Students Honor Veterans

Memorial Day – Special-Needs Students Honor Veterans By Tom Purcell It was the most moving Memorial Day ceremony I’ve ever attended. The event took place at the ACLD Tillotson School in Pittsburgh, a special-needs school with a private academic license approved yearly by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The brain is a complicated thing, you see. Even the slightest deviation in normal brain function can interrupt...

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Cartoon: Memorial Hole Day
May25

Cartoon: Memorial Hole Day

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Cartoon: Memorial Day Thanks
May25

Cartoon: Memorial Day Thanks

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A Very Special Dutch Memorial Day Observance
May25

A Very Special Dutch Memorial Day Observance

We’ll be visiting the Netherlands soon. One of the places on our must-visit list is the World War II Netherlands American Cemetery at Margraten, the Netherlands, just a few miles from the German border. It is one of the many cemeteries in Europe and one of 25 cemeteries abroad where tens of thousands of Americans killed in World Wars I and II have their final resting place. At just this one cemetery, 8,301 American heroes rest, their...

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The Warrior Class
May25

The Warrior Class

On this Memorial Day the LA Times has an eyeopening article on the the relationship between members of the military and the civilian population.   When my father served during WWII there were few who were not involved in the effort.  Everyone knew someone who was serving.  When I served in the military during the Vietnam war there was a draft and once again very few did not know someone who served.  That connection between the...

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Please think this Memorial Day about its real meaning (Guest Voice)
May24

Please think this Memorial Day about its real meaning (Guest Voice)

Please think this Memorial Day about its real meaning By Rabbi Ben Kamin BATH, Maine –Turns out we may have sacrificed hundreds of American lives just to have ISIS swallow up Baghdad. I’m not buying anything today but the fact that it’s about souls, not sales. Walking the streets of this definitive Maine village, with its decorous frame houses, classic churches, sweet bed-and-breakfasts, and rare book stores, I detect a sad stillness...

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Cartoon: Memorial Day
May24

Cartoon: Memorial Day

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Administration Huffs & Puffs Over Bin Laden Exposé But Doesn’t Blow Sy Hersh’s House Down
May22

Administration Huffs & Puffs Over Bin Laden Exposé But Doesn’t Blow Sy Hersh’s House Down

VIDEO SEIZED DURING MAY 2011 RAID SHOWS BIN LADEN WATCHING TELEVISION Official Washington ramped up its pushback against investigative reporter Seymour Hersh’s recent exposé? with the release this week of nearly 80 previously classified documents and books and other materials seized from Osama bin Laden’s compound during the raid by Navy Seals in May 2011, but the alleged treasure trove did nothing to debunk Hersh’s...

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Iraqis ‘Didn’t Want to Fight’ ISIS for Ramadi
May20

Iraqis ‘Didn’t Want to Fight’ ISIS for Ramadi

One of the most damning aspects of how city of Ramadi fell to ISIS is a fact that has come up before: Iraquis didn’t want to fight ISIS and many simply cut and run. And that’s more than a monkey wrench in the longtime American strategy of fighting terror in Iraq and leave the country to stand on its own two feet. Right now it looks as if the country is standing on its own to feet– but many of its fighters are using...

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Obama Acts To Limit Use Of Military Equipment By Police
May19

Obama Acts To Limit Use Of Military Equipment By Police

The events in Ferguson are primarily remembered for raising national awareness as to the frequency of unarmed black men being killed by police, and how we have two systems of justice. Ferguson also led to people on both the left and right joining together to oppose the militarization of police. President Obama has responded to this concern: President Obama on Monday banned the federal provision of some types of military-style...

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Marines Killed in Nepal Helicopter  Crash Identified, Recovered (Updated)
May18

Marines Killed in Nepal Helicopter Crash Identified, Recovered (Updated)

The following Open Letter “from the People of Nepal” to the US Marines in Nepal is making its rounds on social media. The U.S. Ambassador to Nepal has replied (scroll down) We are deeply saddened to hear about the loss of 6 Marines in the UH-1Y Huey helicopter crash this week. You and your fellow Marine brothers and sisters came to us at a time when we were down. We, as Nepalis, are mourning the loss of thousands of our...

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Seymour Hersh’s Bin Laden Exposé Reveals Hypocrisy Of The Chattering Classes
May18

Seymour Hersh’s Bin Laden Exposé Reveals Hypocrisy Of The Chattering Classes

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING PIONEER IDA TARBELL There is a back story to the back story that underpins Seymour Hersh’s controversial new exposé claiming that the Obama administration lied about virtually everything having to do with the death of Osama bin Laden: If as a journalist you buck the official line, expect to be castigated not just by the people spouting that line, but by your peers, as well. What is so irretrievably sad...

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Nepal: A Brave Marine’s Photos (Updated)
May17

Nepal: A Brave Marine’s Photos (Updated)

Update: Cpl. Sara A. Medina’s Marine Corps portfolio includes more than 400 photographs covering various Marine Corps relief efforts, missions, exercises and a score of photographs on the Marine Corps support of President Obama’s trip to and visit to Australia to attend the G-20 Leaders Summit in 2014 (below). Her entire portfolio can be viewed here. The Marine Corps Times adds the following to Cpl. Medina’s background: Medina...

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DoD Admits Invasion of Texas Associated with “Jade Helm 15″ (Guest Voice)
May17

DoD Admits Invasion of Texas Associated with “Jade Helm 15″ (Guest Voice)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Nil Admirari): DoD Secretary Ashton B. Carter admitted today there will be an invasion of Texas associated with the “Jade Helm 15″ U.S. military exercise that has many Texans worried their state will be placed under martial law. Ashton cautioned Texans the invasion “isn’t the kind you are so concerned about.” “The DoD is going to use one-fourth of its 2015 budget on mental...

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Nepal: Marine Helicopter Found (Updates)
May16

Nepal: Marine Helicopter Found (Updates)

Update III: Nepalese special forces, U.S. Marines, and Air Force pararescuemen have been inserted near the wreckage site and have discovered eight separate sets of remains, but these have yet to be positively identified. The cause of the accident has not been determined yet. DOD: The aircraft belonged to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469, from Camp Pendleton, California and arrived in Nepal directly from Exercise Balikatan...

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Armed Forces Day 2015
May16

Armed Forces Day 2015

Although the Special Forces raid that killed ISIS senior leader Abu Sayyaf took place yesterday, it is perhaps appropriate that we learn about it today on Armed Forces Day. Originally there were separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days. As our Armed Forces were unified under the Department of Defense, President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military...

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U.S. Special Forces Conduct Raid in Syria – Kill ISIL Leader
May16

U.S. Special Forces Conduct Raid in Syria – Kill ISIL Leader

As the New York Times reports this morning, U.S. Special Operations Forces entered eastern Syria on Friday and killed Abu Sayyaf, a senior leader of the Islamic State, who “was involved in the group’s military operations and also helped manage black-market sales of oil and gas to raise money.” Here is the entire report by the Department of Defense: WASHINGTON, May 16, 2015 – Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced in a statement today...

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