What Every Soldier Should Know

          To yield to force is an act of necessity, not of will;
                    it is at best an act of prudence.
—Jean-Jacques Rousseau

If you hear gunfire on a Thursday afternoon,
it could be for a wedding, or it could be for you.

Always enter a home with your right foot;
the left is for cemeteries and unclean places. Read more

To the Fallen

By U.S. Army Sergeant John McCary

Dear all,

We are dying. Not in some philosophical, chronological, ‘the end comes for all of us sooner or later’ sense. Just dying. Sure, it’s an occupational hazard, and yeah, you can get killed walking down the street in Anytown, USA. But not like this. Not car bombs that leave craters in the road, not jeering crowds that celebrate your destruction. Read more

Military Personnel Share Unusual Punishments On Reddit – Business Insider


Members of the U.S. military can get nostalgic about serving their country, even taking time to reminisce about how troops were disciplined.

And some of the punishments troops reminisce about are truly bizarre, according to a recent Ask Reddit thread. That thread asked users to respond to the question, “Military personnel of Reddit, what’s the best/weirdest/funniest punishment you’ve seen handed down by a superior?” Read more

Eerie similarities of 2 sitting Presidents, 100 years apart



I remember hearing these similarities as a girl. They are just as eerie now as the were then. 

NOTE: The last entry may lead one to think Kennedy ran from the warehouse to the theater, when of course that would be Lee Harvey Oswald they are referring to. 



Pilot Who Shot Down Malaysia Airliner Admits It Was Easier Target Than 9/11 Planes


TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. — Speaking in an exclusive interview with Duffel Blog reporters, the Marine Corps pilot who secretly shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 admitted that the plane was much easier to destroy than the 9/11 airplanes. Read more

Nuclear accident at Three Mile Island: 1979


An Interesting Window View

At 4 a.m. on March 28, 1979, the worst accident in the history of the U.S. nuclear power industry begins when a pressure valve in the Unit-2 reactor at Three Mile Island fails to close. Cooling water, contaminated with radiation, drained from the open valve into adjoining buildings, and the core began to dangerously overheat. Read more