The intent to defraud should be vigorously enforced. However poseurs who play at being SOF also use it as a way to claim authority (even if it's to get the girl). At a deeper level, it can be used to gain information from unsuspecting individuals that might be used to gain access. In someways it's similar to those who pretend to be Firemen or Police Officers -- and there are strict penalties attached to impersonation of police. In those instances the impersonation is to gain access or claim authority.
It seems to me the same regulations that govern someone pretending to be a Peace Officer should also be used against those who claim to be Military (supposed active duty or not).
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Good write up, Will! About time!
1 week, 4 days ago on Hoorah! Marine Torturing/Murdering Terrorist Killed!
@Larry Schwartz me too...
@LawyerHandle Maybe he didn't plagiarize? Maybe he IS Mr. Robinson but he's afraid to admit it?
< swatting down the incoming rotten tomatoes> Okay...okay, I'm just joking! LOL
2 weeks ago on SOFREP on Newsmax TV Discussing Benghazi
Chaffetz: US Government never asked for permission to enter Libya airspace. People need to know we will go after people to help them when they are in peril. FINALLY! Email trail and documents are unwinding the made up story by the admin.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on SOFREP on Newsmax TV Discussing Benghazi
Interesting how some of the Reps on the Benghazi hearing still pose testimony about what happened, who did what, and verifiable timeline of how it happened as "opinions and stories." Hello? Anyone home? Anyone else would call these facts.
@RedWanderer I'm listening to uninterrupted streaming video on C-Span 3 -- (for anyone who wants to listen online or otherwise) -- fyi
Listening to the Hearings on Benghazi on Capitol hill. I'm looking forward to hearing what has been "overlooked" by the DOS review. Mr. Hicks is being interviewed right now. (11:55 am EST)
The indifference of our society allows political maneuvers that harm it in the long run. that is the great sin of our nation-- we are too self-obsessed. IMHO
2 weeks, 3 days ago on U.S. Foreign Policy Lost…and Found
I've heard from several Muslims who became Christians. They are marked for death. Freedom and Islam? Oil and water.
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@shagstar @engelbrad @IS1FiveO Oh... man....Ranger up, hit this one out of the park. too true! Laughing and crying at the same time. I don't know what to do, help! Sheep unite! <looking around> wheres my leader? (oh, just kidding)
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Citizen or SEAL, an Either/Or Question for Active Duty Troops?
@majrod @hjw1dr @SEAN SPOONTS Unfortunately true. All we can hope for is to keep pressure on certain politicians by embarrassing them with items like that above (the boston bombers financing).
The "stink" needs to be foul enough to get people to notice, especially those who use the services. When welfare recipients are also hurt by the abuse of welfare (they are paid less than they could be) maybe that will affect a change? (I know... not likely, but one can hope. )
this is a potential crisis... who was it who said never let a crisis go to waste? That can be played both ways, don't you think?
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@SEAN SPOONTS wrote: it appears right now, our immigration and welfare policies are exploitable assets to terrorists coming into this country.
@SEAN SPOONTS Money tracking reasons too necessitate looking into Welfare type funding. Trips to Russia are not cheap. Staying there (even with family) is not cheap. If taxpayer money was used to fund the travel or other training expenses-- that is a huge blot on Federal and State welfare funding. The other option to assess is the amount of money needed for travel and training, if it exceeded welfare funding, then that money should be tracked. Someone funded this-- probably not just the taxpayer.
@Tango9 @majrod T-- face it. You married up!
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Very god point, and agree.
I've noticed so many TV journalists making a big deal out of this, implying that somehow Miranda rights were not applicable to this person-- or this was a major issue that would affect his court case. Maybe i should have set the context of my off topic comment better.
Anyway, I totally agree with your statement above.
4 weeks ago on Not Mirandizing Terrorists? Slippery slope…
@ArcticWarrior @hjw1dr Too smart ... damn it!
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Not Mirandizing Terrorists? Slippery slope…
@AUNITEDPEOPLE @ArcticWarrior @hjw1dr Damn... now it's out. My hobby: Headshrinking REP SOF <nah..impossible feat, that)
@ArcticWarrior @hjw1dr Shhhhhh.... that's confidential information. <snicker>
@ArcticWarrior @hjw1dr Me? No way! I'm not lawyer or judge. I work very hard to have NO opinions. :)