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Valor For Sale

| May 28, 2020 | 29 Comments
Valor For Sale

The auction house Hermann Historica in Munich, Germany is selling a U.S. Medal of Honor on Thursday that was awarded to Pvt. Thomas Kelly for actions during the Spanish-American War. The auction house expects to take in about $5,000 on the sale.  In the United States, selling decorations awarded by Congress is illegal, with stiff […]

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Kim Jong Un’s Health

| April 21, 2020 | 81 Comments
Kim Jong Un’s Health

Kim Jong Un Getting conflicting stories about Lil’ Kim. Some are reporting he’s in “grave danger” following heart surgery, while others state he’s recovering from the cardiovascular procedure. Obviously can’t be both, so which is it? Time will tell. North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is reportedly in “grave danger” following surgery, CNN reported on Monday […]

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Cruise Ship Diamond Princess

| March 20, 2020 | 18 Comments
Cruise Ship Diamond Princess

Diamond Princess The last group of about 130 crew members got off the Diamond Princess last Sunday, vacating the contaminated cruise ship and ending Japan’s criticized quarantine that left about one fifth of the ship’s original population infected with the new virus. The British-flagged, U.S.-operated cruise ship carried an infected passenger part way before returning […]

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Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 pilot suspected by ‘top levels’ of mass murder-suicide, ex-Aussie PM says

| February 19, 2020 | 14 Comments
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 pilot suspected by ‘top levels’ of mass murder-suicide, ex-Aussie PM says

This map shows the intended route of MH370 and the area that plane debris was found in September 2018. MH370 was less than an hour into its flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing when it disappeared from radar. Investigators believe it veered off course and went missing somewhere in the southern Indian Ocean. Occam’s Razor. […]

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What Was Missed?

| December 11, 2019 | 30 Comments
What Was Missed?

The main gate at Naval Air Station Pensacola is seen March 16, 2016, in Pensacola, Fla. (Patrick Nichols/Navy) No, I won’t go into a scold here, but what was missed with the vetting/screening procedure that let that shooter slip through so easily? https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2019/12/11/pentagon-orders-review-of-vetting-for-international-students-in-us-military-programs/ Somebody missed something, somewhere. If not that, then once he came here […]

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Media Darling Director Polanski Accused of Underage Rape…

| November 10, 2019 | 42 Comments
Media Darling Director Polanski Accused of Underage Rape…

Again. As we all know, in March 1977, film director Roman Polanski was arrested and charged in Los Angeles with five offenses against a 13-year-old girl – rape and sodomy by use of drugs, perversion, lewd and lascivious act upon a child under 14, and furnishing a controlled substance to a minor. At his arraignment, Polanski […]

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Updates on Syria v. Turkey

| October 14, 2019 | 31 Comments
Updates on Syria v. Turkey

Last week, Turkey fired on US forces posted in northern Syria: https://www.militarytimes.com/2019/10/13/us-troops-believe-turkey-deliberately-fired-artillery-at-an-american-commando-outpost-in-syria/ American troops and former U.S. officials believe a Turkish artillery strike on Friday that landed about 300 meters from a U.S. commando outpost near the Syrian city of Kobani was done deliberately. No U.S. troops were injured in the strike, but U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces […]

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Greek Police Arrest Wrong Man in 1985 Hijacking of TWA Flight 847

| September 22, 2019 | 14 Comments
Greek Police Arrest Wrong Man in 1985 Hijacking of TWA Flight 847

In this June 19, 1985 photo, a hijacker points a weapon toward an ABC news media crew from the window of the cockpit of the Trans World Airlines jet at Beirut International Airport. (Herve Merliac/AP) Steelworker 2nd Class Robert D. Stethem (Navy) I well remember this atrocity, and the fury when Germany released him to […]

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