Archive for July 17th, 2019

Midweek Open Thread-What if we Ran Out of Phonies?

| July 17, 2019 | 65 Comments
Midweek Open Thread-What if we Ran Out of Phonies?

Back in the 1980s, there was a cartoon series that was a spinoff from the Ghostbusters movie. In one of their episodes, the Ghostbusters went into a “famine” with regards to capturing ghosts. The team was sitting around without expectation of going out to do their craft. Then, their leader decided to repurpose their technology […]

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No Deal

| July 17, 2019 | 25 Comments
No Deal

President Trump announced that the U.S. is not going sell the F-35 stealth fighter jet to Turkey. The country received a new missile defense system from Russia – an exchange he claims was spurred on by inaction from the Obama administration. U.S. officials have expressed concerns about Moscow’s potential intelligence gathering on the stealth aircraft […]

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Two Sides of the Same Coin

| July 17, 2019 | 13 Comments
Two Sides of the Same Coin

Iran’s cyber hackers are as dedicated to infiltrating US networks and stealing anything they can get as the Norks’ cyber-poaching group over in Norkiland. https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2019/06/23/us-struck-iranian-military-computers-this-week/ From the June article:  In recent weeks, hackers believed to be working for the Iranian government have targeted U.S. government agencies, as well as sectors of the economy, including finance, […]

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Delaware Man Charged with Impersonating a Military Veteran

| July 17, 2019 | 20 Comments
Delaware Man Charged with Impersonating a Military Veteran

The website WDEL.com reports an incident of Stolen Valor. It seems a Dover, Delaware man has been charged with lying on an employment application about military service. According to authorities, in June 2019, Christopher Dawson submitted an application for employment at the Harrington Raceway and Casino, but discrepancies led to the launch of an investigation […]

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Funerals for 2nd Lt Harry H. Gaver, Jr.; ENS Charles M. Stern, Jr.; RM3c Bruce H. Ellison; and RM3c Howard V. Keffer (World War II)

| July 17, 2019 | 5 Comments
Funerals for 2nd Lt Harry H. Gaver, Jr.; ENS Charles M. Stern, Jr.; RM3c  Bruce H. Ellison; and RM3c  Howard V. Keffer (World War II)

In March 2017, DPAA announced that it had accounted for 2nd Lt Harry H. Gaver, Jr., USMC. 2nd Lt Gaver was lost at Pearl Harbor, HI, on 7 December 1941. 2nd Lt Gaver will be buried next week – on Wednesday, 24 July 2019 – at Arlington National Cemetery. Regrettably, DPAA does not seem to […]

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Wednesday Feel Good Stories

| July 17, 2019 | 8 Comments
Wednesday Feel Good Stories

Suspected burglar shot to death, resident injured during San Carlos home break-in By: Jermaine Ong SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – A suspected burglar was shot to death and a homeowner was injured during a break-in at a San Carlos home Tuesday morning. The incident was reported shortly before 6:30 a.m. at a home in the 6300 […]

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