Archive for August 7th, 2019

ISIS Regroups

| August 7, 2019 | 20 Comments
ISIS Regroups

If you recall, when Pres. Trump said he was planning to withdraw troops from Syria, GEN Mattis (Ret.) disagreed, and then left the building. Well, ISIS is on the move again.  https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2019/08/06/report-isis-has-been-rebuilding-as-us-troops-withdraw-from-syria/ From the article:  Since about half of 2,000 special operations and other train-advise-assist forces returned to the U.S. in the spring, ISIS has been staging a […]

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The Seventh Amendment…

| August 7, 2019 | 26 Comments
The Seventh Amendment…

Veritas Omnia Vincit sends us his thoughts on one of the lessor recognized Amendments, the Seventh. Taken at face value, it codifies the right to a jury trial in certain civil cases. But more importantly, it inhibits the courts from overturning a jury’s findings of fact. Here’s VOV: …or Should We Keep This Outdated Idea? […]

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Saudis Prepping for Annual Hajj

| August 7, 2019 | 19 Comments
Saudis Prepping for Annual Hajj

Preparations are underway for the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, which draws extremely large numbers of people every year. https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/video/2019/08/06/saudi-special-forces-go-all-out-for-hajj-display/ The video at the link is a demo of their military’s preparations for their visitors.  Their biggest concern is the very real possibility that hotheads will try to disrupt things and engage in attempts to […]

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CGM Award to Montford Point Marine

| August 7, 2019 | 18 Comments
CGM Award to Montford Point Marine

A Montford Point Marine has been awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. The full story is here:  https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-marine-corps/2019/08/06/94-year-old-montford-point-marine-veteran-awarded-congressional-gold-medal/ From the article:  President Harry Truman would eventually desegregate the military in 1948. In 2011, then-President Barack Obama signed legislation to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the Montford Point Marines. But to date, less than 2,000 of […]

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Navy dismisses more SEAL war crimes cases…

| August 7, 2019 | 16 Comments
Navy dismisses more SEAL war crimes cases…

U.S. Navy Sea, Air, and Land team members conduct military field operations during exercise Trident 18-4 at Hurlburt Field, Florida, on July 11th, 2018. (Staff Sgt. Corban Lundborg/Air Force) …removes controversial prosecutor. War crime charges are falling like Autumn leaves in Navy Region Southwest, as all charges are dismissed against SWO1 Daniel Dambrosio, SWOCs Xavier […]

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Wednesday Feel Good Stories

| August 7, 2019 | 10 Comments
Wednesday Feel Good Stories

Chiappa Rhino .357 Magnum Revolver Man accused of pointing gun at Babes employees Wilfred Robinson was arrested August 3 after he was accused of pointing a gun at employees at Babes on North Davis Highway. by Amanda Johnson A Georgia man is accused of pointing a gun at employees of a Pensacola adult club after […]

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