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[Partial Nudity] Inspirational Photographs Of Wounded War Heros – Seeing Veterans In A Whole New Light

dJuly 31, 2015

By Lorra B.

The following video is an array of photographs that give us a whole new idea of what a wounded warrior could be. For Many of our veterans the chance to show that they are no different than you or I was a strong calling and they jumped at the opportunity. For others, they were a little reluctant yet did the photo-shoot anyway.

For some, the following photos may be a bit racy and they do show partial nudity. I am choosing to show them anyway because I couldn’t be more proud of these Soldiers for choosing to live life, and to the fullest.

I salute you, our brave Soldiers! God Bless you all!

Thank you for all you have sacrificed!

By Lorra B.

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UPDATE: Watch And Be Proud As A Chattanooga Marine Veteran Direct A Video Address to Mr. Obama

dJuly 31, 2015

By Lorra B.

On July 28th we wrote about a Chattanooga Marine who had a lot to say to President Obama and he did so in a scathing, yet eloquently presented video, which can be seen below. Well, it seem the Marine is also involved in helping others and could use some help form YOU. So, if you are so inclined, read on and lend a hand if you can.

Again, We salute you and all of our armed forces. Thank you for all you do and all you sacrifice, though those words will simply never be enough!

Lady Raven stated, “By now you and more than half a million people have seen this video –Chattanooga Marine Veteran’s Direct Address to Mr. Obama.

I followed the Marine Veteran’s links and found his We The People Facebook page.  Their mission statement:

Our goal is to bring people together who want to see America become great again. By using power in numbers show that We The People have had enough and want change. The plan for this site is for all like minded individuals to share and connect. Plan peaceful protests. Raise awareness of real issues. United we can do something about them.

Their site is very active and one of the most patriotic you will find.  They are working on several projects including this – Don’t Tread On Us March 9/11/15

There was another link which is the reason why I am putting this post up.  The link is to a GoFundMe page called, of course, We The People.  Note, they established this request for donations to help raise funds on July 13th.

We the People is a group created to unify people of all backgrounds, to pursue the common goal of fighting back against a broken system. The America we leave our children and grandchildren does not look promising if we don’t fight back now. So far we have 2 events planned: a Don’t Tread on US March and a Veteran’s Day cookout for the Chattanooga community veterans. We are looking for support from anyone who feels that America is not what it should be. We need your help for promoting the events, hand outs, candles for the March, supplies and food for veteran’s cookout. Donations are greatly appreciated. You’d be helping us give back to the people and the veteran’s that gave so much for us. Thank you for any donations no matter how small. We stand for change.

You know already that three days later on July 16th, four Marines and a Sailor died in Chattanooga.  This was added to the We The People page two days ago:

WE currently trying to get in contact with the Marine Corp and Mayors office to discuss plans for permanent memorial, and how we can help financially, and to volunteer our time. Please help us let the world know that Americans don’t let our fallen be forgotten. Thank you!
We The People

In sixteen days they have had 588 people sharing the site on their behalf but only four donations totaling $270 of the $5,000 they hope to raise.  That is pretty sad.  I know times are very tough but no one seems to be stepping up to the plate! 

They need help.  Our help.  The math is easy – 946 more donations of $5.00 each and they would reach their goal.  473 donations of $10.00 each would do it.  It just wouldn’t be that hard.”

Original Article:

July 28, 2015

By Lorra B.

Being proud of this brave Marine for speaking his mind would be a gross understatement. Not only does he eloquently speak his mind, he speaks it in truth and with a clear passion.

If this Marine doesn’t make you proud and make you want to take a stand then I can’t fathom what would. No matter what your political stance is, this country was founded on the right for this Marine to speak his mind.

We Salute You Sir and thank you for your service and sacrifices!

H/T LadyRaven

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From Don’t Ask Don’t Tell To Full Disclosure – Transgenders In The Military

Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter

Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter

July 30, 2015

By Lorra B.

Our Military once allowed absolutely no homosexual individuals in the military. On February 28, 1994 and under the Clinton Administration, ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ was instituted and prohibited military discrimination or harassment of gay or bisexual soldiers until it was lifted in 2011On Monday the Pentagon will begin to take apart the ban on Transgenders in the military.

According to the National Center for Transgender Equality, there are over 15,000 transgender soldiers currently serving in the armed forces.

By early next year it is the intent of the Pentagon to have Transgender individuals serving openly and “end an ‘outdated’ regulation that harms the armed forces, Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter on Monday,” according to The New York Times.

There will be much controversy over the military decision, both for and against. 

We The People writes about the below video, “The anchor on Young Turks puts his liberal thoughts out there to provide the reader with a great laugh. Can you imagine how he would have handled himself and his little sycophantic female had a real President, George W. Bush put this entire fiasco in play. Forgive me if I seem a bit obtuse, but what does the Supreme Court decision to allow the LGBT community to get married have to do with?”

One thing is clear, however. Whether you are for or against Transgender soldiers in the military, the move is being pushed forward, though not without it’s complications.

“How transgender troops will be housed, what uniforms they’ll be permitted to wear and what medical treatments they’ll be entitled to will be among the key issues for the Pentagon to resolve, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss details of the discussions publicly,” according to USA Today.

This decision came after several weeks of talks at the Pentagon and involved several top military chiefs, Defense Department leaders and secretaries.

“We have transgender soldier, sailors, airmen and Marines — real, patriotic Americans — who I know are being hurt by an outdated, confusing, inconsistent approach that’s contrary to our value of service and individual merit,” stated Carter. “The Defense Department’s current regulations regarding transgender service members are outdated and are causing uncertainty that distracts commanders from our core missions.”

Carter is creating a working group given the task over a six month period to determine what impact the transgender ban will have on the military as a whole. Included will be training for the troops to ensure a ‘smooth transition.’

By Lorra B.

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Growing Global Security Threats, What’s Being Done?

Photo: Public Domain / Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Photo: Public Domain / Nuclear Regulatory Commission

July 29, 2015

By Lorra B.

To say we have global security threats might be an understatement. Just looking at a few of them should give us reason for pause and concern.

In the 29 pages of the Obama administration’s 2015 National Security Strategy report, the increase of nuclear threat or nuclear material is referred to eight times.

“…no threat poses as grave a danger to our security and well-being as the potential use of nuclear weapons and materials by irresponsible states or terrorists.” (Page 11)

President Barrack Obama’s answer to the possible nuclear threat from Iran, for example, is to turn a sworn and very old enemy of the United States into an ally in order to join with other regional allies to help with threats such as fighting the Islamic State.

But is this something viable? “The effort has no obvious precedent in U.S. history, and analogies to earlier landmark successes—arms control with the soviets and President Richard Nixon’s opening to China—don’t withstand scrutiny. And if Obama’s problematic theory of global change doesn’t bear fruit, the deal will severely imperil U.S. national security,” reports US News.

Cyber Security threats are another hot topic when it comes to Global Security. James Andrew Lewis, a programmer at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, states, “The biggest threats come from four countries: Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea.”

“Russian and Chinese hackers steal billions from the U.S. every year. Iran and North Korea are risky because they have used cyber attacks for political coercion against U.S. Citizens. Any of these four could disrupt critical services or data, and while Russia and China are careful, Iran or North Korea could easily make a mistake.”

So, even if the Obama administration is successful in his nuclear deal with Iran, America still faces a very real and potentially devastating Cyber Security threat from them.

Finally, the threat of Social Unrest. Lets face it, most would agree we look more like a Police State than a democracy and with this comes civil unrest.

“With cradle-to-grave welfare protecting all citizens from any mistakes and a perpetual global war on terrorism, which a majority of Americans were convinced was absolutely necessary for our survival, our security and prosperity has been sacrificed,” reports LewRockwell.com.

The influx of immigrants to America, for example, legal or otherwise, has set many citizens at each other’s throats because of differing opinions of what that means for America, politically, economically and socially.

The constant disregard of U.S. borders have caused many American’s to be distrustful and angry with the White House administration and worry what the influx of immigrants means from a welfare and safety stance.

Sociology professor Ruben Rumbaut warns of the danger that “civil unrest in the United States will result if we ignore the developing underclass of children born to illegal immigrants,” reports PR News wire. “…illegal immigration in the United States could lead to the same type of violence that occurred in France and England.”

After 9/11 the world seems committed to perpetual war and America became conditioned to accept total surveillance. We have become used the Political Correctness we are being fed and the regulations imposed upon us by an ever growing government who tells Americans what to think, eat and say. Since the 9/11 attacks America has also seen a sharp decline in our civil liberties.

America seems to be growing ever discontent as see cries for security and safety from her government. The civil unrest that could very possibly ensue would have a direct impact of Global Security.

Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, cautioned on Tuesday that global threats are increasing and that “the world risks becoming immune and [is] doing nothing [about it],” according to Military Times.

“In my 41 years of military service, I’ve never witnessed such significant shifts in the international security environment as we are seeing all around us today,” he said. “The complex array of threats and, let’s call it geopolitical jockeying, requires all of us to contend with an unpredictable landscape.”

By Lorra B.

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Watch And Be Proud As A Chattanooga Marine Veteran Direct A Video Address to Mr. Obama

July 28, 2015

By Lorra B.

Being proud of this brave Marine for speaking his mind would be a gross understatement. Not only does he eloquently speak his mind, he speaks it in truth and with a clear passion.

If this Marine doesn’t make you proud and make you want to take a stand then I can’t fathom what would. No matter what your political stance is, this country was founded on the right for this Marine to speak his mind.

We Salute You Sir and thank you for your service and sacrifices!

H/T LadyRaven

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The Impact Of The Hillary Clinton Email Scandal May Have Far Reaching Implications

dJuly 28, 2015

By Lorra B.

The impact of the Hillary Clinton email scandal may have farther reaching implications than first thought especially since no experts consulted by Hillary could come up with any credible explanation for her use of a private email server while she was Secretary of State.

Two Obama administration inspector generals want the Justice Department to investigate how Hillary handled classified material, according to the New York Post. This could potentially very negatively change everything for Hillary, and her presidential run.

Though Hillary is still popular with the American voters and leading the Democratic primary polls, the lead is slipping. According to the latest RealClearPolitics estimate, Clinton is leading with 56 percent of the vote but this is down from the 60.8 percent of just a few days ago.

Hillary is already being threatened by an increasing voter trust issue so how will she handle being up against the White House?

“Someone very high in the food chain leaked the memos requesting the probe,” states New York Post. “The New York Times, which broke the story, identified its source only as ‘a senior government official.’”

Hillary sent classified information via her private email server, but that may not be the worst of her offence. The worst of her offence may prove to be what the White House discovers she has been discussing in some of those emails.

“Any honest prosecutor looking at her e-mails would also look for evidence she traded government favors for contributions to the Clinton Foundation or paid speeches,” states the report. “She and Bill Clinton were paid $25 million for speeches in just 16 months, and some of that cash came from donors and companies with business before her. Similarly, big donors to the foundations also sought help from her as secretary.”

“There is also serious suspicion about some payments made by foreign governments and foreign companies. Ericsson, the Swedish conglomerate, paid Bill Clinton $750,000 for a speech as it was lobbying to avoid America’s penalties for doing business with Iran, according to The Washington Times.”

The fact is that Hillary Clinton deleted tens of thousands of emails before she handed them over. Though Hillary insistently declares “I am confident that I never sent nor received any information that was classified at the time it was sent and received.” But in March she said there was no classified material at all. This is a classic talking in circles loophole.

There is no spin Hillary can make on this to make it look good. She, in fact, has provided ample ammunition for her political demise but just how far this gun will shoot is yet to be seen. The impact of Hillary’s email scandal has only just begun and how it affects her run for presidency just well be in how the White House pursues her.

By Lorra B.

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After 72 Years The Bodies Of 36 Unidentified US Marines Come Home

dJuly 27, 2015

By Lorra B.

After 72 years the bodies of 36 unidentified US Marines killed during the Second World War are returning to America.

It was in Japan and on the island chain of Tarawa that one of the bloodiest battles claimed more than 6000 lives, 1000 of which were US Marine lives.

The 36 remains “were recovered by a group called History Flight and were flown to Pearl Harbour where a ceremony was carried out yesterday to mark their repatriation,” according to Daily Mail.

It is the plan of the Marines to return the remains to their families once they have been identified. The identification process has been started by History Flight and completing this process will be done by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, bringing closure to so many military families.

According to Military.com, there are approximately 520 US troops still unaccounted for from this battle. “More than 990 U.S. Marines and 30 sailors died during the three-day Battle of Tarawa in 1943. Japanese machine gun fire killed scores of Marines when their boats got stuck on the reef at low tide during the U.S. amphibious assault. Americans who made it to the beach faced brutal hand-to-hand combat.”

There were 1,200 slave Korean manual workers on the island of Tarawa and only 129 survived. Of the 3,500 Japanese troops only 17 made it out alive.

The discovery of the remains was pleasing to Gen. Joseph Dunford, the commandant of the Marines Corps. “This battle demonstrated the indomitable fighting spirit of our Marines. It was also the first contested landing against a heavily fortified enemy, and a turning point in the development in our amphibious capability. The lessons learned at Tarawa paved the way for our success in the Pacific campaign and eventual end to the war.”

After 72 years being away, welcome home brave Marines.

Lorra B