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From Possible Stolen Valor to Charges of Child Sex Abuse That Includes Rape

From Possible Stolen Valor to Charges of Child Sex Abuse That Includes Rape

| August 23, 2019 | 11 Comments

Zachary Paul Critchett had a LinkedIn profile that identified him as performing security-related duties. Included in his profile was a statement about Army Ranger training. Additionally, he listed security-related work done in the U.S., Iraq, and Afghanistan. According to Critchett, he trained Iraqi Special forces and supervised security operations in the Middle East. There’s no […]

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Weekend Open Thread – Yer Friday Funny:  Bluey the Parrot

Weekend Open Thread – Yer Friday Funny: Bluey the Parrot

| August 23, 2019 | 41 Comments

Parrots are long-lived birds. And like a few other birds, they can mimic human speech. Whether or not they understand any of what they’re saying when they mimic human speech is open to question. However, sometimes events occur which make you wonder. Like the story of Bluey the Parrot. . . . Bluey was a […]

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TAH Stolen Valor Crossword

TAH Stolen Valor Crossword

| August 23, 2019 | 4 Comments

This first iteration of the TAH Stolen Valor crossword puzzle features this past week’s subjects Reagan-Brown-Young or ‘R-B-Y” for short. Let’s see who has been following the cases this past week and who can complete the puzzle soonest.  Answer’s tomorrow. Good luck – let’s see who is packing the gear to serve in our beloved […]

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The Tenth Amendment

The Tenth Amendment

| August 23, 2019 | 7 Comments

Power to the States and to the People! Veritas Omnia Vincit is back with us- for a while, anyway. He was kind enough to pen his thoughts on the Tenth Amendment, and e-mail them to me for posting. He has some “Personal Business Ashore” to take care of, and then he’ll turn the crank for […]

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Her motto is “Do no harm but take no s—.”

Her motto is “Do no harm but take no s—.”

| August 23, 2019 | 7 Comments

Chicago boxer Claire Quinn was on the way to the gym last weekend, planning on sparring in the ring, when she ended up in a street fight in Bucktown. https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-golden-glove-boxer-fights-off-attacker-20190822-ocmcc7e7ofhbxelpcbcjci5ywq-story.html From the article: A teenager asked Quinn for directions to the Nike store as she walked in the 1600 block of North Damen Avenue about […]

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‘Why would you just come out shooting?’

‘Why would you just come out shooting?’

| August 23, 2019 | 53 Comments

Ja’quan Swopes, 14, was shot and killed by a homeowner in Old Mill Creek, in Lake County near the Wisconsin border. Prosecutors allege that Swopes and five other teenagers intended to commit residential and vehicle burglaries. (Family photo) Mother of 14-year-old boy killed by Lake County homeowner questions man’s account One of our ninjas sends […]

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Friday Feel Good Stories

Friday Feel Good Stories

| August 23, 2019 | 3 Comments

TTAG- MP5 Man killed in alleged Alleyton home invasion identified Vince Leibowitz ALLEYTON — The Colorado County Sheriff’s Department has released more details on a shooting in Alleyton Aug. 12 that killed one man who was allegedly undertaking a home-invasion robbery. Lt. Troy Neisner of the Colorado County Sheriff’s Office said James William Pearson, 51, […]

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Valor Friday

Valor Friday

| August 23, 2019 | 4 Comments

Free France WWII For today’s Valor Friday, Mason brings us to Occupied France during WWII, and the clandestine Freedom Fighters, or La Résistance. These men and women did their best to make German lives in Occupied France as miserable as possible. Mason, as usual, has done an outstanding job with his research, and brings life […]

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