Category Archives: USA

Happy Birthday!

-Pebbles And here’s 4 authentic drinks to help you celebrate: On this date 240 years ago, US Marine Corps was founded in Tun Tavern located in Philadelphia, during the American Revolutionary War. This was in response to an order by … Continue reading

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God bless you, Capt. Rose

Officially, retired Army Capt. Gary “Mike” Rose was never in Laos at the height of the Vietnam War. Rose, now 69, served as a medic in the Military Assistance Command Studies and Observations Group, an elite division of the Special … Continue reading

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On This Day

With the hurricanes and fires that’s going on around our Nation, let’s not forget what happened on September 11, 2001.

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Hey, a man’s gotta eat, right?

A two-story home sat surrounded by water, with a white horse standing in chest-deep floodwaters, as a man stood on a second-story deck. The helicopter paused to hover overhead. “He’s pretty much surrounded.” And yet… “He’s giving a thumbs-up and … Continue reading

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“Give Texas What It Needs” and “Hold The Line”

Give Texas what it needs. It has endured a disaster without precedent. Washington must move quickly, generously. There should be no “The relief bill must be offset by cuts in federal spending.” There should be no larding it up or … Continue reading

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A Word To The Wise

“If you are paid $25.00 an hour to show up to a rally to “counter” the other party using physical force and violence, you are not a “counter protestor.” You are a mercenary. There is no need for further debate … Continue reading

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This Is America – Every Day, Forever

Nobody drafted them. Nobody’s paying them. They make the time, even leaving paying jobs at their own expense. Nobody bought them those boats, or paid for their gas, or stocked their coolers with water, food, blankets, life jackets, first aid … Continue reading

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Ways to help

As always, do a little research and find out which organizations you want to donate to. Be advised that now is not the time for politics – if they’re helping and your dollars are actually going to people in need … Continue reading

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A Challenge

Hey Kenny, I went out and bought a box of groceries and a couple cases of bottled water and donated it to the Hurricane Harvey victims today. I am also donating blood to their cause this afternoon around 1 pm. … Continue reading

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A rare look at Hell and Fury

Buried deep beneath the Montana soil in America’s northwest are 150 giant Minuteman III nuclear missiles — locked, loaded and ready to go. They are 20 times more powerful than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima and can reach any … Continue reading

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Built to Last

Upstream they’ve allowed the water level of the river to fall until the dam’s top blocks can be seen as the waterfall retreats. The river’s bottom emerges and a spring shorebird skitters along the edge of the green muck, its … Continue reading

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Welcome home, Sir

For more than 70 years a tree protected the remains of a World War II fighter pilot from Washington state whose plane crashed in Germany in 1945. The remains of Army Air Forces 1st Lt. William Gray of Kirkland were … Continue reading

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Fun with Slavery: Dark Spots in a Shining Sea of Twaddle

Much is written about slavery and its aftermaths. A large part of this is frenetically modified history issuing from people both excited and poorly read, a comic-book version apparently intended to support agendas of the impenetrably adolescent Left. A few … Continue reading

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Sgt Kirstie Ennis (USMC, Operation Enduring Freedom)

I had raked through my thoughts on the two-hour drive from Temecula to Santa Monica. My mind drifted off as my hands gripped the steering wheel and I felt that hot engine blast. I’m 21 years old again as Bravo … Continue reading

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The Last of the Finest

Four years ago on a bright warm 4th of July morning in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood I went to my local coffee purveyor on the corner to get my usual. As usual I got in line. In front of me … Continue reading

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US shoots down a Syrian fighter jet

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military on Sunday shot down a Syrian Air Force fighter jet that bombed local forces aligned with the Americans in the fight against Islamic State militants, an action that appeared to mark a new escalation … Continue reading

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USS Fitzgerald collision update

YOKOSUKA, Japan — A number of Sailors that were missing from the collision between USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) and a merchant ship have been found. As search and rescue crews gained access to the spaces that were damaged during the … Continue reading

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For our Vets

From Rurik via email: Starting today, all honorably discharged Veteran Soldiers, Airmen, Marines, Sailors and Coast Guard members are invited to visit to confirm eligibility to access the Veterans online shopping benefit. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, along … Continue reading

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Welcome To The Green Machine

A woman once told me, after her life had taken an unexpected turn, that if you live long enough, pretty much anything can happen. That thought was in the back of my mind on a cool morning last November as … Continue reading

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Rolling Thunder – The Lone Marine

Anyone who has spent Memorial Day weekend in the nation’s capital knows well the sights, smells, and especially the sounds that are a part of Rolling Thunder. The massive parade of motorcycles that draws nearly a million participants annually from … Continue reading

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