U.S. hockey team makes miracle on ice: 1980


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In one of the most dramatic upsets in Olympic history, the underdog U.S. hockey team, made up of college players, defeats the four-time defending gold-medal winning Soviet team at the XIII Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid, New York. The Soviet squad, previously regarded as the finest in the world, fell to the youthful American team 4-3 before a frenzied crowd of 10,000 spectators. Two days later, the Americans defeated Finland 4-2 to clinch the hockey gold. Read more

Navy: Strip Clubs And Bars To Be Installed Aboard Aircraft Carriers


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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Pentagon announced today that the Navy will be installing strip clubs and bars aboard all aircraft carriers. The unusual move comes at a time when budget cuts loom and the public has questioned the need for extravagant military spending. Read more

Dear Mr. President


This story was brought to my attention today via Google Plus.  I was asked to share it here if I thought it was worthy and after reading it, I feel it is.  

This is a letter written to President Obama by a triple amputee veteran.  

 

Brian Kolfage volunteered to protect our freedoms. He asked for nothing in return. Brian paid the price with the loss of his 2 legs and an arm

Once again, Brian stood for the country he loves and risked consequences of “fall-back” by sending his stunningly profound letter to the only tyrant president America has ever known.  Read more

President Obama Preemptively Apologizes for Future US Wars


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NEW YORK — In a statement to the United Nations Security Council on Monday, President Barack Obama gave a heartfelt apology for what he called the “tragic and brutal” actions which will be taken by American troops in the wars of the future. Read more

The Presidents of the United States: Episode 1 – 1789-1825 (History Documentary)


THE PRESIDENTS is an unprecedented eight-part survey of the personal lives and legacies of the remarkable men who have presided over the Oval Office. From George Washington to George W. Bush, THE PRESIDENTS gathers together vivid snapshots of all 43 Commanders in Chief who have guided America throughout its history–their powerful personalities, weaknesses, and major achievements or historical insignificance.
Based on the book To the Best of My Ability, edited by Pulitzer Prize-winner James McPherson, THE PRESIDENTS features rare and unseen photographs and footage, unexpected insight and trivia from journalists, scholars, and politicians such as Walter Cronkite, David Brinkley, Wesley Clark, Bob Dole, and former President Jimmy Carter. Viewed within the changing contexts of each administration, the Presidency has never seemed more compelling and human.

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FDR escapes assassination in Miami: 1933


On this day in 1933, a deranged, unemployed bricklayer named Giuseppe Zangara shouts Too many people are starving! and fires a gun at America’s president-elect, Franklin D. Roosevelt. Read more

BRIT-speak 2


Here’s the second instalment from “The Best of British.” I’ve heard maybe a handful of these terms my entire life. No wonder my friends across the pond chuckle at me; we essentially speak the same the same language but geography has played a big part in the diversity there is between the two counties. Enjoy!

  •   Chin Wag – This is another word for a Chat. You can probably tell why!
  • Chinese Whispers – This a good one. It refers to the way a story gets changed as is passes from one person to the next so that the end result may be completely different from what was originally said. Sound familiar?
  • Chivvy along – When I’m standing patiently in the checkout queue at Tesco I like to chivvy along the old ladies in front of me. If only they would stop fannying around and hurry up!
  • Chuffed – You would be chuffed to bits if you were really pleased about something.   Read more

I’m sharing this post from my Google+  stream. It was posted by one of the vets in my circle and a man I consider a dear friend.  😉

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Winter Is Coming: Cannibalistic Warlords Arise At Ft. Bragg In Wake Of Winter Storm


FAYETTEVILLE — Hunched shivering in the burned-out husk of a city bus, former Sgt. 1st Class Tina Allred readies her spear. Beside her former Specialist Joey Pulsipher threads a dart into his altlatl, a sort of sling for launching pointed projectiles. Luckily the patrol of a dozen or so warriors from the enemy tribe passes by without detecting them. As the marauders disappear into the howling snow, Allred and Pulsipher relax and return to their original goal of foraging for food.

This is the current state of affairs at Ft. Bragg, currently under a seemingly endless assault by the forces of nature. When the first snowflakes and freezing rain began to fall, nobody thought that the garrison cancelling work for two days was the beginning of the end. But then power failed, looters became more frequent at grocery stores, and neighborhoods realized they must band together to defend against incursions from other subdivisions looking for food and fuel.

Powerful warlords quickly arose and established a tribal culture of subjugation and taxation. Join the tribe and gain safety, food and a warm place to sleep. But the payment is one half of all forage and access to your women’s vaginas.

“It sounds pretty bad, I understand, but I’m doing what I have to so I can provide for these people,” said King Skullcrusher, a former water purification specialist with 2nd Brigade, as he drank wine from a fresh human skull. “It might seem harsh that I demand access to my tribe’s women or make the men bring me any gold they find. But I keep them safe. If it were so bad, why did we just get a bunch of people from Carolina Lakes defecting and asking to join us?”

“The evil Pine Valley cannibals will be destroyed and I will enjoy hearing the lamentations of their women,” responded Empress Dick-Stomper, the current warlord in charge of Carolina Lakes and a former administrative specialist, as she enjoyed a lunch of human thigh. “And the traitorous vermin who abandoned their own to join them will be executed for their duplicity. Now bring me my sex slave and a flagon of mead.”

Police and National Guard attempting to bring food and other aid to Fayetteville and the Ft. Bragg cantonment have not been seen again, although recent renegade patrols have been seen wearing bits of their uniforms and skin. It is unknown when order will be restored to the area.

via Winter Is Coming: Cannibalistic Warlords Arise At Ft. Bragg In Wake Of Winter Storm.

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Sentiments of War: Vietnam


The Vietnam War…

For me, (being born in the midst of the conflict) what I know of it comes from what I’ve read in history books, personal research and first hand accounts from both civilians on the home front and from the men who found themselves in a foreign land fighting a foreign enemy; fighting for their lives and the lives of their brothers in arms.  These Zippo lighters tell a story, both personal and shared views of the entire mess this conflict was.enhanced-buzz-19350-1345143705-0 Read more

Marine Corps Marathon Spawns Less-Successful Marine Corps Spelling Bee


Gen. Amos congratulates Marines who passed the first round of the Marine Corps Spelling Bee after successfully spelling their own names. Read more

Soldier Who Just Graduated Boot Camp Writes ’18 Things You Should Know About Army Life’ At BuzzFeed


FORT LEE, VA — A soldier who graduated basic training two weeks ago has accepted a position as BuzzFeed’s senior military advisor, submitting his first article to the publication titled “18 Things You Should Know About Army Life. Read more

Spot the Sniper! 2


This evening I noticed the amount of traffic my “spot the sniper” post received so I decided to hunt down a few more images, but this time they will be in my Dropbox. They are easier to post, share and keep organized, plus I’ve allowed for the folder to be downloaded so if you’d like you can have the file as your own.  Click on the first image in Dropbox to enable the HD view, you can toggle from there.

I’m usually pretty careful when I  grab “sniper” images to share but, I believe one slipped into this group that isn’t a sniper but an ELK.  hehe  I tried to find which one it was to remove it but couldn’t find it so you may come across  it. I should give a prize away to who ever can spot the furry guy out; I’ll have to think about a reward though. So if you spot him let me know. Have fun with these. Some are real easy others not so much. I’ll keep these posts coming if the traffic warrants it.  Anna  

Click the image below to link to Dropbox. Oh, the Elk may be in this image..or a sniper.  I don’t know.    😉

Spot the Sniper 2

Ask A Needlessly Complex Army Flowchart


Dear Needlessly Complex Army Flowchart,I’m moving to Fort Hood with my wife, and I’m concerned about housing. I understand that living in married housing is probably the financially responsible decision, but my wife and I are willing to take a hit in the pocket book for something a bit nicer. We are a younger couple, and this will be our first real place together. That being said, I’m a bit concerned of unscrupulous property managers which might take advantage of us. What should we do?— Home is where the Kevlar is.

Dear Home is where the Kevlar is,

Dear Needlessly Complex Army Flowchart,

I’m expecting a baby in May, and I have yet to pick a color for our new nursery. My husband is no help with the matter (not that I trust his taste in decorating either way :D). I’m torn between a traditional blue/pink approach and a more modern neutral color. I know this sounds silly, but is it really acceptable to just go with green or yellow?

— Having a Silly Quandary at Fort Carson.

Dear Having a Silly Quandary at Fort Carson,

Dear Needlessly Complex Army Flowchart,

I’m a short timer with only about 2 years left until I can retire. Yet, because of the Army’s reshaping, I’m starting to get a bit worried. I love my country, and I have very much enjoyed serving. Can the Army really force me out with partial retirement?  This seems a bit far-fetched, but the rumor mill is a buzz. Just wondering if you could shed some light on this situation.

— Trepidations and temptations

Dear Trepidations and temptations,

Dear Needlessly Complex Army Flowchart,

Oh My God! They’re coming from all around! The perimeter has been breached. Herbert’s SAW went quiet ten minutes ago. Fuck Fuck Fuck Fuck, that means no one is covering his field of fire. I can hear their goddamned Haj-speak all around. They’re everywhere!

— In a Bind in Afghanistan

Dear In a Bind in Afghanistan,


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