Government Pamphlet: ‘What To Do When The Veteran In Your Classroom Attempts A Mass Shooting’


WASHINGTON, DC — Veterans groups are up in arms, figuratively speaking, over a new Department of Education pamphlet provocatively entitled “What To Do When The Veteran In Your Classroom Attempts A Mass Shooting.

”The pamphlet is part of a new series of educational tools designed to help teachers cope with the rise of armed attacks in schools. Read more

Marines Convert To Norse Paganism, Demand Horns And Wings On Helmets


CAMP LEJEUNE, NC — An entire rifle squad which has converted to Asatru, or Northern European Heathenry, has expressed disappointment in new Pentagon dress code requirements, claiming religious exemptions to military uniform standards are not inclusive enough.

The Asatru devotees complain they are not allowed to wear their religious clothing in uniform unlike Sikh, Muslim, and Jewish members. Focused on historical Norse paganism, the Marines want to affix horns and wings on their helmets in order to accommodate individual expression of their beliefs. Read more

Remember Everyone Deployed


Don’t forget, we still have men and women actively serving on every corner of the earth. They protect our water and airways so resources can come and go from our shores. The patrol war zones while we sleep. A civilian salute (hug) to our deployed troops. Thank you.

Obama is Making Plans for the Former United States (?)


I guess keeping an open mind in key when reading these articles. Wow. ~A

The “former” United States and Obama all in one title? What is going on here? Have we seen something very few others have seen? Have we found something others have overlooked? Have we discovered the real plan of Obama’s ideology based upon his “radical” ideas? Have we asked the question thousands of other so-called reporters have just refused to ask or even consider? What do we mean here? How can we make such a statement about the President? How could we even state, “former” United States? Follow this article and the following article closely, and at the end we will show you Obama’s plans as they have been laid out for him and all Socialists, Marxists and Communists that wish to ruin the United States once and for all. Read more

Afghans Restore Museum Relics Destroyed by Taliban


An ancient Buddha statue on display in Kabul museum in June 2013, following an extensive restoration process. (Credit: Massoud Hossaini/AFP/Getty Image)

This article was originally published on 13 January,  2014

Located on the Silk Road trade route linking China with the eastern Mediterranean, ancient Afghanistan was a magnet for settlers from different ethnicities and religions, from Hindus, Muslims and Jews to Buddhists and Zoroastrians. The National Museum’s collections reflected this diversity, including priceless objects dating back to the Bronze and Stone Ages. Among its most prized artifacts were a statue of King Kanishka, ruler of the Kushan empire that ruled much of South Asia from the 1st to the 4th century A.D., and the Bactrian Hoard, a cache of some 20,000 gold, silver and ivory objects recovered from ancient burial mounds in northern Afghanistan in the late 1970s.

In 1988, nearly a decade into Afghanistan’s bitter civil war, National Museum and government officials made the decision to transfer many of the museum’s most valuable artifacts including the Bactrian Hoard to secret hiding places at the Ministry of Information, the presidential palace and other locations. “Key keepers” for these secret vaults went to great lengths, at considerable risk to their personal safety, to keep such valuables hidden through the civil war and the years of Taliban rule that followed. During their rampage through the museum in March 2001, Taliban fighters destroyed some 2,500 artifacts, including two giant statues of the Buddha carved from the cliffs of Bamian province in central Afghanistan some 1,400 years ago.

via Afghans Restore Museum Relics Destroyed by Taliban — History in the Headlines.

Truman announces H-bomb development, 1950


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Photograph of President Harry S. Truman and General George C. Marshall.

U.S. President Harry S. Truman publicly announces his decision to support the development of the hydrogen bomb, a weapon theorized to be hundreds of times more powerful than the atomic bombs dropped on Japan during World War II. Read more

Georgia “Snow”?


I live in California but I’ve had my suspicions about all the snow…IN FLORIDA AND THE REST OF THE SOUTHERN STATES OF THE US.

 I won’t share my opinion here;( I’ve told people in the past and I’ve learned in general, people think it’s a “radical” idea.) But after seeing this video, I’m beginning to believe I may be on the mark with this one. If any of you reading this have had the same experience, can you let me know? You can send me a private message if need be. Thanks and spread the word–ask questions.

Gandhi assassinated: This Day in History —1948


 

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the political and spiritual leader of the Indian independence movement, is assassinated in New Delhi by a Hindu fanatic.

Born the son of an Indian official in 1869, Gandhi’s Vaishnava mother was deeply religious and early on exposed her son to Jainism, a morally rigorous Indian religion that advocated nonviolence. Gandhi was an unremarkable student but in 1888 was given an opportunity to study law in England. In 1891, he returned to India, but failing to find regular legal work he accepted in 1893 a one-year contract in South Africa. Read more

DHS Purchases 1.2 Billion ‘Domestic Anti-Personnel’ Rounds


ARLINGTON, VA — The Department of Homeland Security has purchased more than one billion rounds of a newly designed 9mm handgun round designated “domestic anti-personnel,” developed in part by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and manufactured in China by NORINCO, a Duffel Blog investigation has uncovered. Read more

Midweek MILspeak 1/29/14


This week’s lingo is brought to you by  Blackhawk Down

Waging war is a risky, all-encompassing endeavor physically, emotionally, and psychologically. It displays humankind at its best and at its worst, and the war fighter’s slang reflects the bitter, terrible, and inspiring all of it. A quick scan of these phrases illustrates the spectrum: disciplined bravado provides the glitz and glamour; earned camaraderie, the sincerity and warmth; irony, the realist’s edge; scorn, the punishing barb; and insistent vulgarity, a rowdy,leveling earthiness. A little verbal bravado and swagger has genuine utility. Hollywood bravado is little more than chest thumping bluster, but seasoned vets know that disciplined bravado indicates confidence and courage.    Physical and moral courage and the confidence they create are essential warrior virtues. But God—or the first sergeant—help the fake macho and especially the “REMF,” “fobbit,” or “suit” who talks the talk but hasn’t walked the walk.

 **NOTE: There are terms in these lists that could be considered NSFW.  

 

  1.  AK-47 – A Russian-designed assault rifle, used by the Somalis throughout the fight.

  2. APC – Armored personnel carrier, a tank like vehicle that carries troops.
  3. BDUs – Battle Dress Uniforms, in this case, desert tan camouflage fatigues. Read more

US National Anthem–Academy Choirs


US National Anthem by the Academy Choirs

No pop stars,  just the Star Spangled Banner, the cadets, and the US Army Herald Trumpet Corps.

 

 

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Air Force Veteran Shares His Tips For Efficient Packing And Traveling


Thomas Snerdley–Snerdley’s packing system laid out before a trip.

Okay, this one is for all of us civilians who may not know the military’s secret to  efficient packing. (They can do it with very little notice, too!) It’s just another quality to be admired.  

 

via:  –Business Insider

With their reputation for adaptability and traveling at a moment’s notice, it’s no surprise that a military veteran had an outstanding answer to the “What Are the Best Travel Hacks?” question on Quora.

Thomas Snerdley, an airman who served in Iraq and a former military brat, has traveled around the world more than a few times and in the process developed a system for traveling light and efficiently.

Here’s his advice from Quora, republished with permission here: Read more

unless you’ve been a soldier


I received this poster and comment  in my  G+ stream.   

I’ll never ‘understand’ completely what they live with every day but I  understand and respect the sacrifice and honor that it takes to do what they do and I’m more than aware that,  although the Soldiers will eventually be taken out of the war, the war will never leave the Solider.  That deserves a dedication to them, at least for myself. Thank you for trusting and believing in me, and for welcoming me into your ‘circle of trust.’ It’s an honor.

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Of all the people I’ve meet in my life u r the only civi who really can understand.

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Civilian-Military Divide In Two Emails – Business Insider


 I have to admit…I  have the civilian tendencies he talks about here when it come to our troops. It certainly gave me something to think about.

This article was first published on January 11 by   on Business Insider.

Earlier today I wrote a post about  CNN anchor Jake Tapper, who’s come under fire after an interview with Marcus Luttrell, the Navy SEAL who inspired the film “Lone Survivor.”  Read more

Monday’s MILspeak 1/28/14


This week’s lingo is brought to you by  Military Lingo

Waging war is a risky, all-encompassing endeavor physically, emotionally, and psychologically. It displays humankind at its best and at its worst, and the war fighter’s slang reflects the bitter, terrible, and inspiring all of it. A quick scan of these phrases illustrates the spectrum: disciplined bravado provides the glitz and glamour; earned camaraderie, the sincerity and warmth; irony, the realist’s edge; scorn, the punishing barb; and insistent vulgarity, a rowdy,leveling earthiness. A little verbal bravado and swagger has genuine utility. Hollywood bravado is little more than chest thumping bluster, but seasoned vets know that disciplined bravado indicates confidence and courage.    Physical and moral courage and the confidence they create are essential warrior virtues. But God—or the first sergeant—help the fake macho and especially the “REMF,” “fobbit,” or “suit” who talks the talk but hasn’t walked the walk.

 **NOTE: There are terms in these lists that could be considered NSFW.  

 

  1. Secret Squirrel: Highly classified, top secret. Secrecy confers tremendous status upon soldiers — the most classified missions are often the most prestigious in soldiers’ eyes.

  2. Self-Licking Ice Cream Cone: A military doctrine or political process that appears to exist in order to justify its own existence, often producing irrelevant indicators of its own success. For example, continually releasing figures on the amount of Taliban weapons seized, as if there were a finite supply of such weapons. While seizing the weapons, soldiers raid Afghan villages, enraging the residents and legitimizing the Taliban’s cause. Read more