There are three kinds of men: The ones that learn by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence. -- Will Rogers
Outstanding, Kerry and astounding. Years ago we used to hear more about these individuals but, not anymore. Burdens for a lifetime.
17 hours, 17 minutes ago on The Stark Truth behind the CIA’s ‘Colossal Flop’
Had my eye on CAR for awhile and wondered why we weren't hearing more. Then, suddenly Hagel makes his announcement. Charlie, you gave some timely insight here. Thank you and keep 'em coming.
17 hours, 42 minutes ago on Regional Security Trends in the Sahel and Central Africa
Hard to read much less for you to write it. Am with you all the way.
18 hours, 24 minutes ago on And Then There was Heath Robinson
Dave, that's something to keep an eye on.
The council is made up of the eight Arctic
nations: Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and
the United States.
With the Arctic ice melting, the region’s abundant supplies of oil, gas
and minerals have become newly accessible, as have shortened shipping
routes and open water for commercial fishing, setting off a global
competition for influence and economic opportunities far beyond the
nations that border the Arctic.
1 day, 15 hours ago on Arctic Security: Changing Paradigms for the 21st Century (Part Two)
Hooyah is right, BK. These guys distinguish themselves by their actions. Their accomplishments speak for themselves. Under fire they excell times a thousand with skill, courage, character, steel where it counts. Warms my heart to see them decorated. God bless these Americans who serve our country daily.
RIP: Staff Sgt. Wesley R. Williams
2 days, 1 hour ago on That Others May Live: 6 Long Island PJs Awarded Bronze Stars With Valor
D-M airmen honored for their actions during October dust storm
Dec 09, 2013 6:27 AM
The airmen who helped that day will be given a Congressional Recognition award later this morning.
4 days ago on Airmen Are First Responders in Huge Interstate Accident
This article is relative since it mentions the NRA numerous times.
6 days, 23 hours ago on A Navy SEAL Sniper’s Perspective on Firearms Ownership & The NRA in America
OnTheHook - example Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield - Routh their killer is unstable, off his meds and parents begged the hosp not to release him. They had no recourse.
And, whose picture heads this NYT article? Mental Health Again an Issue in Gun Debate http://tinyurl.com/kd4qhy3
1 week ago on A Navy SEAL Sniper’s Perspective on Firearms Ownership & The NRA in America
and telephone calls.
The mental illness issue is the scariest. The government or other authorities who do not have my (or your) best interest at heart are not worthy of designating who is or is not mentally deficient. What about individual rights.
We see corruption at every level and very much so within the medical profession. Money still speaks. Competent professionals are not (or not allowed) doing their jobs as it is. Look at the law passed in NY in the dead of night - regarding not only gun laws but, the mental aspects. This should give even the most prudent nightmares.
BTW, kudos to you BW - I would vote for you any day and REPers will keep you honest, cause we love ya.
" I suppose if you don't want dido heads at public gun ranges perhaps
every public range should be responsible for certifying safety of
shooters before they shoot."
That's a great thought and first time I've seen it suggested. :)
Excellent book and it brought all the pieces of history together (that I knew). In fact, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
1 week, 2 days ago on Afghan Taliban Back In Power Soon: Kerry Patton Talks
Blake, got all teary eyed over the photo and then laughed and cried throughout your story. We parents are all saying "how well I know" while you are now saying "Now I know".
You might have your sweet wife share some notes in the next saga. Interesting to hear her thoughts, too. Appreciate your sharing these precious times and brings back our own sweet memories (terrors and all).
A delightful way to start my day - y'all are in my prayers.
1 week, 4 days ago on Green Beret Parenting Techniques: First Lessons
@YankeePapa Good to get our minds in the right setting to thoroughly get the most from this history.
1 week, 4 days ago on Operation Claymore: The Day The Empire Struck Back… Hard
One of my favorite parts of REP, your history, Mike. Most interesting story about the Brits and for glycerin, of all things. The mission was unusual in taking prisoners as well as volunteers. lol They had a great time after finally landing. I wonder why the plane never reported seeing the ships. Maybe they didn't after all. Another great piece of little known history.
Kerry, starting The Syria Report now and I like the clear precise way it begins.
Tks BW for the reminder :)
1 week, 5 days ago on Afghan Taliban Back In Power Soon: Kerry Patton Talks
@YankeePapa YP what a story! Really something to hear it from Kean's prospective. And, he was the one who wanted to cut down the trees in the LZ, we remember that part. To think of these Marines being the last 10 on the last liftoff from the roof. Excellent read.
1 week, 5 days ago on The Marine Security Guard Program
@JWade roger that JW, and the vastness of the area must be truly awesome, AW. I know it amazed me how long it took to fly from WA to Alaska and how vast it is. Sounds like the Russians can slip right into remote sites. Surely our technology these days could counter such forays.
1 week, 6 days ago on The Arctic: One of the Main Strategic Stakes for Canada
@ArcticWarrior @JohnChristopher1 @clluelo @JWade Timely comment, AW. It was an awesome thing when technology allowed more penetration into that icy world - nuclear subs. Fascinated me.