* This is probably my favorite video of our guys utilizing some down-time; which they found themselves having a lot of. It’s good to see them smiling and “letting their hair down” for a while, they deserved it. Enjoy!
Much has been written about the new war epic “American Sniper,” but many of the most talked-about perspectives have come from actors, politicians, and film critics who have an outsider’s perspective on war.
One of my weaknesses–MAPS–the older the better. You can imagine my pleasure when I found these animated maps from the Civil War Trust. I think I’ve shared every battle (they’ve mapped out) here but when I went to visit the site I didn’t remember posting the Overland campaign; it may be floating around here somewhere. I thought I’d put it up, no harm no foul, besides I think everyone will enjoy this. If you are curious about the others, I have them tagged and categorized with Civil War Trust, interactive, & maps. Enjoy!
FLINT, Mich. — Veterans are threatening violence and murder over a satirical cartoon of American Sniper author Chris Kyle drawn by film director Michael Moore, according to chatter on veteran message boards reviewed by Duffel Blog.
Moore’s illustration, which he released on Twitter, displays Chris Kyle shooting a crippled Iraqi girl in the back as he gives Uncle Sam a handjob on a pile of dollar bills. Read more
PARADOX: Peace & Freedom are achieved & sustained by war. There will always be those who will try to rip at the very foundation of what we stand for. I guess I have trouble understanding why anyone would want anything BUT peace and freedom. I suppose they’re here to serve as reminders not take our freedom & [peace] for granted; it can be taken away in an instant. Our adversaries keep us vigilant towards this threat.