Bradley Dean is either hated or admired. In the beginning of this video, he goes into the sacrifice of all the men and women who died throughout our history…those who died for the ideals of America.
The beginning describes many of the blunders that our military made on D-Day which cost thousands of our men’s lives—- Something you don’t hear much…and then you wonder–how many more blunders were caused in all the other wars?
Of course, we are not the first country or the last to do such. Many questions are being asked today about Obama’s new strategy to eliminate Isis. There is no end, there is no strategy, just a …well, we’ll do a little more… attitude.
It’s 9/11, and to those families who lost loved ones today we mourn with them. I’m sure feel it’s just another year to wonder for them, and another day for sorrow. I don’t see the age old fight between the Muslims and the Christians ending anytime soon, do you? (I’m just waiting for Obama to pick a side.)
Bradley Dean is a musician who goes around the schools and tries to educate the kids on American’s founders and Constitution. For that alone he is an amazing guy.
The first half of the video, is about our solders, the second half is mostly about Christianity, so if you’re not a Christian, you might find it sort of preachy.
Nevertheless, I had never thought about how all the apostles died, most of them…a bloody death…most all of them for being a Christian.
Some things…never seem to change.
So, Congratulations Bradlee Dean! You win the Nobody’s Fool Award for the week!
It’s good to know someone is trying to teach the kids.
If you like his video’s, just Google him on Youtube.
A great part of mankind…are unavoidably given over to invincible ignorance. –John Locke
What a week it was–The latest Obama blunder is being splashed all over the world, and Nobody Knows where it’s all going to end. Nobody Knows why Susan Rice, went on all the Sunday talk shows to say that Bowe Bergdahl was captured on the field of battle, when men that were in his troop, would like to see him tried and shot for being a deserter. After all, men lost their own lives looking for him.
Susan Rice must do a mean Happy Hour on the Good Ship Lollipop.
Nobody Knows if Bowe the dancer was actually helping the Taliban set just the right bombs to blow up American soldiers, but circumstantial evidence seems to point in that direction. And Nobody Knows if, as reported by WND, the American soldiers were ordered to shoot him on sight if they found him, and if that’s so, then Obama truly DID save his life. Not from the Taliban, but from our own soldiers. In the meantime’s, Obama stands by his decision to release the worst of the worst terrorists, out of Guantanamo, and by his own admission, they could try to kill us all again.
Thanks Mr. President.
The movie is coming soon…
Nobody Knows what the President was smoking when he made this deal, but it wasn’t grown in Colorado,
And speaking of smoking—
Nobody knows exactly WHEN marijuana is going to be legal in all of Obama’s 57 states. The radio is filled now with how overdue legalization is. The marketing potentials are endless! Marijuana could be put into everything! Food, pizza, cupcakes, morning cereal, soda,…our water…making all these Obama scandals much easier to deal with—.and one guy has an even more enticing idea;
Washington state based Mirth Provisions plans to release a cannabis-infused cold-brew coffee called “Legal,” as the new product will only be available in markets where marijuana is legal.
Creator Adam Stites told My Northwest that each bottle will contain about 20 milligrams of THC, enough to create “an alert, creative, high,” but not too much as to make it an unpleasant experience, “especially for people who are just getting into marijuana.”
I can’t wait to get my alert, creative, high, can you?
And speaking of alert creative highs..
Alexander “Sasha” Shulgin, the chemist, pharmacologist and author known for popularising the drug MDMA and creating and synthesizing hundreds of psychoactive drugs, has died aged 88.
Shulgin, dubbed the ‘Godfather of Ecstasy’, died at his home in California after being diagnosed with liver cancer.
Shulgin not only explored and created drugs for college boys to dope their favorite freshman, he published online, over 800 pages on how to make those drugs online..for free, giving a whole new meaning to ‘date rape.’
According to Psychedelic Frontier, Shulgin once estimated he had tripped on psychedelic drugs 4,000 times during his life –roughly once a week for more than 50 years.
Nobody Knows, but Nobody Wonders if Shulgin hung out with Bowe’s Dad.
And speaking of ecstasy….
Nobody Knows that now, the global elites are saying that infidelity is due to …global warming.
(Honey, it’s not MY fault, she was just so…HOT! It’s those damn carbon emissions!)
When asking people who cheated on their spouses, what was the cause, the survey SAID!
Survey respondents also reported they’re more likely to sneak a little on the side in hot weather than in cold. That makes sense — after all, which would you say is sexier, a steamy Miami day or a polar vortex?
Which means in this insane world where nobody seems to know anything, especially Obama and his whole cabinet, we can blame just about everything on global warming.
And that includes Obama’s low IQ.
And why government workers get bonus when people die.
Nobody Knows the actual power of invincible ignorance, but we are finding out, John Locke was right.
It’s a question that I always wondered about: Why do men, go back again and again to war? I’ve heard countless stories on Vets being injured, and wanting to go back to their unit.
Sebastian’s opinion, is that the men form bonds, that NO one can match when they come home. By his reasoning, going shopping for baby diapers, is no match for the adrenaline rush while under fire, with a small unit of men, who form the most perfect emotional union ever experienced on the planet.
He makes it sound like the sweetest drug on earth.
And certainly, this war, more than any other war, is being fought by a very small percent of men, who keep going back:
Since the U.S. went to war in Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003, about 2.5 million members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard and related Reserve and National Guard units have been deployed in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, according to Department of Defense data. Of those, more than a third were deployed more than once.
In fact, as of last year nearly 37,000 Americans had been deployed more than five times, among them 10,000 members of guard or Reserve units. Records also show that 400,000 service members have done three or more deployments. Beyond that, far more soldiers in this all-volunteer military have been back for two, three, four or five tours, and the long-term impact on hearing and from traumatic brain injuries caused by improvised bombs will be felt for years.
Nobody Thinks, there is something missing here.
Not only are they coming back and being miserable, they are committing suicide at alarming rates. More than 69 percent of veteran suicides were among individuals aged 50 years or older, the VA reported.
Feb 1 (Reuters) – The most extensive study yet by the U.S. government on suicide among military veterans shows more veterans are killing themselves than previously thought, with 22 deaths a day – or one every 65 minutes, on average
Nobody Thinks there is a lot more to this: After all, the Vets from WWII didn’t come back and commit suicide or even WANT to go back to the killing fields. What is different about today?
FIRST: While we were attacked on 9/11, Bush’s little Foghorn speech on ground zero was NOTHING compared to the rallying cry of FDR. It was okay to be patriotic then. Not anymore. We had to get the U.N. permission….that took a long time.
Not to say that Bush wasn’t loved by the troops, but the media was full of “How we deserved to be attacked on 9/11.”
Everyone knows, but nobody says, these volunteers were mostly from conservative families.: Patriots answering the call.
SECOND: Unlike WWII where the men came home after a great victory, the country was bursting with confidence and opportunity, and the men came home, married their sweethearts, and along came the baby boomers.
They had…one thing that our boys don’t have—-Hope, and Victory.
Where’s our victory in Iraq or Afghanistan? Obama has let it all go. And Bush’s silence is also, to me, unforgivable.
If George W. was a patriot, he would be going on TV shows like Bill Clinton and be fighting mad.
(But, then, there’s Jeb’s push for the White House, isn’t there?)
The Military is now filled with officers who are liberal hacks.
I can see a bit more of Sebastian’s points. Our men come back, after being able to be “men” with other ‘men’ and they come back to this liberally infested politically correct— “Don’t’ offend gays, women, Muslims, or immigrants” —–And by the way, here’s your job at McDonalds.
And then…there’s the wonderful VA. They are not getting care, so they just kill themselves.
Sebastian ends with how in HIS mind, the men want to go to war, because of the bonding, and the adrenaline. He wants to find a way to stop that.
But maybe the battlefield, is the only place left where men can be themselves, feel their own worth, feel like they are making a difference? They can’t at home.
And that won’t stop until you go back to the way things were before: To an America not run by dictators, and globalists—and where America is a dirty that the Commander-in-Chief has to keep lying about.
Marriage, patriotism, a free market economy, good medical care, …and most importantly—Hope. Obama has sapped most all the hope out of this country, and to most of us, it’s almost too painful to watch.
But, it’s not just us that is suffering from the liberals—Look what is happening in Australia:
So…why do men go BACK to war? Is it because they are full of some testosterone maniacal need to kill? Or is it because, there is simply no other place on the planet that makes sense to them?
Senior Airman, Brian Kolfage is a triple-amputee veteran of the War in Iraq. He is a tremendous hero and a patriot of the highest order. This letter he wrote to Obama has gone viral.
He shames the man with the truth of what it is to be…a real leader. (Somebody send this to Timmy Geithner.)
This is one of the most important letters that you might ever read. PLEASE…keep passing it around.
My Open Letter to Obama.
I nearly died in a war that you and most of your colleagues supported overwhelmingly, including the two presidents who came before you. Many citizens may not agree with waging war in Iraq to free the oppressed Iraqi citizens, but it’s something that warriors like myself have zero control over. I joined to serve my country and to better my life. I’ve seen things that you could never imagine, and they have made me the person I am today.
Mr. Obama, even though we share extreme opposite views, we have one thing in common, we both attended school in Hawaii. However, that’s where the similarities end. You see, as you attended your exclusive, private school, I would ride my bike to Kaimuki High school in one of the roughest areas in Hawaii every morning and would ride past Punahou, the exclusive private school you attended. I would notice the Bentleys, Maserati’s, and fancy foreign cars that all the kids were dropped off in; wow it must have been extremely rough in Hawaii living that life, right? I could only imagine what it was like to have that kind of money. Fortunately for you, not many people are aware of the school and the upper class citizens who attended it. The tuition to attend your exclusive, private school was more than it cost me to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of Arizona. You talk a big game when it comes to financial inequality, yet I’m quite sure you have no idea what it’s truly like to have sacrifice. You were one of the elitist children in Hawaii.
After High School, we each chose very different paths. You were able to attend Ivy League schools, and I sought out a military career to in hopes of earning a degree. What we have in life as children usually sets the tone for what we will face later in life that will make us successful. I worked to get where I am today, and YOU WERE HANDED IT….Mr. Inequality.
I volunteered to go to Iraq on both of my deployments, and the second time I begged to go even after I wasn’t selected, which ultimately got me placed on the team where I would lose both legs and my dominant arm. I’ve never asked myself was losing 3 limbs in a war worth it, even though many Americans were against it.
I am frequently reminded of the many young Iraqi children who would beg me for water, food, and toys while I was stationed in Iraq. Children, who in all aspects made the poorest of poor American children look rich. You have no idea what it really means to be poor. It’s laughable that you, who would have no idea what it means to be poor would so frequently play the inequality card.
While I was in Iraq, our mission was to liberate the Iraqi citizens from a tyrant and that’s what we did. Never forget, it was your people who sent us there, like the Clintons, John Kerry, Nancy Pelosi & Carl Levin. However, since the day you busted onto the scene you’ve been talking about ending the war and pulling the troops out, not understanding the blood sweat and tears that so many Americans and Iraqi’sinvested. And with complete disregard for every life sacrificed, every limb lost, and every broken family, you bailed on our mission to pursue an agenda that was completely centered on your re-election in 2012. If you didn’t bail on Iraq you were worried that you may not get re-elected and that’s a fact. Just before elections on Oct 11, 2012 you said “Al Qaeda is on the run and Osama bin Laden is dead.” Look at Iraq now, they are in shambles and the Al Qaeda flag is flying freely. Clearly, you’re unfit for duty as a Commander-in-Chief. You put your own agenda ahead of America’s agenda, and now you have single-handedly ruined and destroyed nearly everything we gained in Iraq. It clearly means nothing to you, because the only thing that you’ve personally invested in that country was a promise to bail on them. However, people like me gave limbs, friends have died, and we’ve watched families destroyed by war’s aftermath.
I’m not placing blame on you for the war, I’m placing blame on you for destroying what we’ve worked so hard to build. You’re not a leader, you’re a community organizer. A leader would have stood up regardless of the situation and put America’s agenda first and that is ensuring a secure Iraq even after 10 years of war. But, you placed Barack first, just as Robert Gates confirmed in his new book. I can’thelp but think of those poor kids who I gave water and toys to 11 years ago. They’re probably 15 or 16 years old now, and I can only imagine what it’s like for them to have their nation being torn apart yet again; all because of your poor leadership qualities. Regardless of why we went to Iraq, its water under the bridge. We went there, we waged war, and we not only owed it to our KIA’s but we owed it to the citizens of Iraq. We invaded their country and turned it upside down, and you bailed on them. You bailed on our soldiers and you’ve wasted every death and every limb, it’s all for nothing. And to make matters worse you blame others for your failures.
You’re just another elitist rich thug who’s pretended to live the rough life growing up in the inner-city. You’re only worried about your own agenda and furthering your party instead of taking care of Americans. Your inability to be a leader at some of the most critical points has caused both of our wars to fail. You’ve been a joke to most of our veteran community and we have no faith in your ability to lead.
Senior Airman Ret Brian Kolfage USAF
“The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely to be the one who dropped it.” — Lou Holtz
Read more at http://joeforamerica.com
Just when you think Bill Whittle can’t get any better…he does. This is probably the best rant in support of our soldiers that I’ve ever heard.
It’s a MUST watch.
(Thanks to amfortas for sending it to me.)
The sad news today reminds us that our soldiers need our help:
FORT HOOD (CBSDFW.COM/AP) - A soldier opened fire Wednesday on fellow service members at the Fort Hood military base, killing three people and wounding 16 before committing suicide at the same post where more than a dozen people were slain in a 2009 attack, authorities said.
The shooter, who served in Iraq in 2011, had been undergoing an assessment to determine whether he had post-traumatic stress disorder, according to Lt. Gen. Mark A. Milley, the senior officer on the base. He was also undergoing psychiatric treatment for depression.
In 2005, the number of suicides in the military was 120 a day, and its gotten worse. More soldiers have died from suicide than in action. We have a major problems with these brave men and women who go to war, or join for whatever reasons, and they can’t cope, and they just get pills pushed on them, which basically, numbs them but doesn’t get rid of the problems.
It IS a fact that some of those pills can cause men to go ballistic, and take others with them before they die.
We’ve seen it time and time again.
Obama made a few comments about this last Ft. Hood shooter— who took 4 lives and injured 16 before he took his own, and then went to his fundraiser. But he did say this:
“They serve with valor. They serve with distinction, and when they’re at their home base, they need to feel safe,” Obama said. “We don’t yet know what happened tonight, but obviously that sense of safety has been broken once again.”
But notice: He’s more concerned about the ‘safety’ been broken, which means he will use this incident once again for gun control, instead of addressing the REAL problems in the military which he has a big hand in causing.
Obama hits another milestone: He’s the first black president—- and his other firsts? We have lost NASA, Afghanistan, Iraq, and our AAA credit rating. He has destroyed the Constitution, our economy, and our healthcare. And now, he gets the record for being the first Commander-In-Chief whose military is killing themselves more off the battlefield than on. I guess it doesn’t matter: He’s already got the Nobel Peace Prize.
If veterans are killing themselves …sadly, it can only play into his well laid plans of finally disarming America.
I don’t know about you, but I’m going to start paying a lot more attention to every single vet I met.
Yes, it’s a sad day, but it’s to be expected with this President.
The world is slowly getting back to def-con something, and while you would think that Obama would be taking the dangers around the world seriously…you’d be wrong.
I would never have known that Obama threw another big soul-sister party at the White House for himself last week, if somebody hadn’t of noticed that he couldn’t spell the word Respect at the party.
Obama had it down as rs-pect. In fact that’s all he does, peck and peck and peck, like a chicken.
He put that pecking talent of his in his 57 states. Maybe it was the smack from too many Diva’s trying to get some tax breaks at the party that made him flub up. And no doubt, several of the diva’s have relatives that need pardons. Maybe he had been smoking to much of that medicinal Columbia Gold.
(Obama has the French state dinner out in the tent, but he parties with his FRIENDS, inside. Notice? )
While the whole world watched as Putin made Obama and Kerry look like pimples on the butt of a Siberian Tiger last week—Obama was not interested.
Putin has taken over the Ukraine by force, so the Ukraine President is coming to the White House.
(Notice how leaders of countries love to leave when the going gets tough?) When the going gets bad, the bad ALWAY leave town (Benghazi) and the buck stops—somewhere in the vicinity usually of the nearest conservative threat.
Too bad President Yatsenyuk missed the soul-sister party, but you can’t have it all.
“This is our land,” Yatsenyuk told a crowd gathered at the Kiev statue to Shevchenko. “Our fathers and grandfathers have spilled their blood for this land. And we won’t budge a single centimeter from Ukrainian land. Let Russia and its president know this.”
But excuse me, I have a plane to catch.
And speaking of money, the Secretary of Defense was in front of Congress today, telling them how he plans to cut the military: Housing subsidies for the men, cut: Food subsidies: cut…but don’t worry, the officers will still get raises. Hagel assured the Congress that we would have the finest military in the world…it’s, just not going to be very big.
Yes, I saw that on CPAN….
Turn the channel:(click) Netanyahu is telling the world, HEY! Guess what! Iran is developing nuclear weapons, and America, this scuds for you!
Turn the channel:(click) There’s Dick Cheney, who says,
“America has no credibility with European allies following the Syrian crisis last year and will have trouble getting them to agree to sanctions against Russia as a result,”
Turn the channel:(dlick) Andrea Mitchell asks John McCain about military options;
“I’d love to tell you that there is Andrea, but frankly I do not see it. I wish that there were. … I do not see a military option and it’s tragic.”
Turn the channel: (click) Jim Baker says:
The risks are “very substantial,” Baker said, of the situation turning into more than a “small new Cold War, which I think we are pretty much in right now. I look at this as a Cold War lite.”
This is not 1968, and Russia is not the Soviet Union. The Russians need foreign investment; oligarchs like traveling to Paris and London, and there are plenty of ill-gotten gains stored in bank accounts abroad; the syndicate that runs Russia cannot tolerate lower oil prices; neither can the Kremlin’s budget, which sustains subsidies toward constituencies that support Putin. Soon, North America’s bounty of oil and gas will swamp Moscow’s capacity. Authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline and championing natural gas exports would signal that we intend to do precisely that. And Europe should finally diversify its energy supply and develop pipelines that do not run through Russia.
(Right…that’s happening real soon Condi.)
Turn the channel back to CSPAN: (click) Senator Cummings had to get on and give his hour long rant about what how MEAN that Darrell Issa was for not letting him talk on camera.
And speaking of Darrel Issa, (click) even FOX news was demanding his apology, which tells you what?
Turn the channel: (Click): On the other side of the world, a possible terrorist attack. A downed 777 (now 666) was probably blown up by (1) North Korea who likes to lob missiles into the air (2,) Real terrorist who boarded the plane and set off a bomb or (3). Somebody who wanted to get the news off Putin making Obama look like a fool all over the world.
As I walked around the block tonight in the dark, enjoying the beautiful stars and moon, and trying to adjust to the daylight savings time, (certifiable proof that all politicians enjoy the art of torture and control) I was thinking that somewhere in the south part of Florida, Obama, and no doubt a few heavy dozen of his best friends, are partying hardy, with 57 other agents, putting the locals out of their homes, streets and roads for the weekend.
And no doubt Tiger Woods will drop by for another Obama golf lesson,, and maybe bring some of those prostitutes he loves so much. Have you noticed that this whole vacation is a complete blackout?
Okay, Joyanna…turn off that TV!
So, I opened up my email: Great.
Gadhafi had hoarded Africa’s biggest known reserve of MANPADS, with his stock said to number between 15,000 and 20,000. Many of the missiles were stolen by militias fighting in Libya, including those backed by the U.S. their anti-Gadhafi efforts.
Last week, there were unverified claims some MANPADS went missing in Ukraine.
The MANPADS didn’t just move around. Thousands were looted when Gadhafi’s reserves were unprotected following the NATO campaign there in 2011.
What did I learn today? The Republicans are gearing up for war…and it was war weariness that help give us Obama. America is tired of dying in foreign countries where our boys come home maimed, and it’s all for nothing.
They all wanted us to go into Syria. Sorry Dick Cheney, Sorry Jim Baker, Sorry, the American people rose up and in one voice said —Hell no, we won’t go. And we don’t want to save the Ukraine. We have our own dictator right here at home to deal with.
The truth is that neither party has kept us safe. 9.11 happened on Bush’s watch. It should never have happened, and if we are attacked again, it’s a pox on both houses.
You know what? I listened to the news all day long…I’m clicking and clicking…
Right now, you could fly me to the moon.
I can’t think of anything more uplifting than that moment when the soldier coming home from war gets to meet his baby. (both of them.)
This week we have our “What button?” new Secretary of State, Swifty Boat Captain, John Kerry, stating that the USSR was no threat to any and the cold war was over and then making fun of Sarah Palin AND Mitt Romney for claiming that yes, Russia is to be watched.
And they were RIGHT. Russia has invaded the Ukraine.
And so, still in shock at the fact that he was wrong, and how it’s just not in his cultural upbringing to even think that Russia would even DARE act unlike a fellow civilized member of Harvard, John Kerry, said this:
“It would be very difficult for me to understand how Russia would reconcile its position on Libya, its position on Syria, its warnings against intervention in another country and then not respect the sovereignty of Ukraine and the will of the people there,” Kerry said.
“We’re hoping that Russia will not see this as a sort of continuation of the Cold War, we don’t see it that way,” Kerry said Wednesday on “Andrea Mitchell Reports” on MSNBC. “We do not believe this should be an East-West, Russia-United States — this is not ‘Rocky IV.’”
“It’s an incredible act of aggression…It is a really a stunning willful choice by President Putin to invade to another country.
“You just don’t in the 21st century behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country on completely trumped-up pretext isolate Russia with respect to this invasion. “
And neither did the alligator, who for years, has had no fear from any other creature on the planet. Why be swallowed by a mere snake? Impossible! To think, that silly crane, and that turtle warned him…really. Don’t they know NOBODY would dare to attack him?
So, who wins the Nobody’s Perfect Award for the week?
Why, John Kerry of course! An alligator, had a real disadvantaged. He can’t read.
Evidently, John Kerry doesn’t either, but he could take out a few history books…you know. Just to make us all feel a bit safer…he is after all…
Nobody Gets Email:
Hey! We got the heads up today on Face the Nation: Newsflash—according to the authors of the new biography of Hillary Clinton called HRC (Yes, they have to rebrand Hillary to be a CEO) it was NOT Obama that killed bin Laden, it was Hillary. Panetta came to Hillary and she was all for it! She was a real HAWK! Even General Petraus is singing her military praises.
Yes, Hillary got bin Laden. But unlike Bush and Obama, she stays quiet, and gets somebody to write a book to praise her as the real goddess of war.
I got this in an email called Chicken Salad and Chicken shit…(LOL!) To show you, at least the Republicans have enough sense to give credit where credit is really due.
(Thanks to Tom Beebe)
President George W. Bush’s speech after the capture of Saddam Hussein:
“The success of yesterday’s mission is a tribute to our men and women now serving Iraq. The operation was based on the superb work of intelligent analysts who found the dictator’s footprints in a vast country. The operation was carried out with skill and precision by a brave fighting force. Our servicemen and women and our coalition allies have faced many dangers in the hunt for members of the fallen regime, and in their effort to bring hope and freedom to the Iraqi people. Their work continues, and so do the risks. Today, on behalf of the nation, I thank the members of our armed Forces and I congratulate them!”
Barrack Hussein Obama’s speech after the killing of Osama bin Laden:
“And so shortly after taking office, I directed Leon Panetta, the Director of the CIA, to make the killing or capture of bin Laden the top priority of our war against al Qaeda, even as we continued our broader efforts to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat his network. Then, last August, I was briefed on a possible lead to bin Laden. It was far from certain and it took many months to run this thread to ground. I met repeatedly with my national security team as we developed more information about the possibility that we had located bin Laden hiding within a compound deep inside of Pakistan. And finally, last week, I determined that we had enough intelligence to take action, and I authorized an operation to get Osama bin Laden and bring him to justice. Today, at my direction, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.”
(Obama did not once acknowledge our brave men and women)
Hillary Clinton’s’ speech after Benghazi:
“What difference does it make? I killed bin Laden!”
Nobody Gets Email:
Here’s something I was alerted to in an email that is not being reported about much. It seems, when Japan’s Fukushima exploded, our Navy went to the rescue, even though, we must assume with the technology of today, both countries knew the men and women on board the USS Ronald Reagan would be sacrificing their lives:
From the Washington Post;
At least 70 have been stricken with some form of radiation sickness, and of those, “at least half . . . are suffering from some form of cancer,” their lawyer, Paul Garner, told The Post Saturday.
“We’re seeing leukemia, testicular cancer and unremitting gynecological bleeding requiring transfusions and other intervention,” said Garner, who is representing 51 crew members suing the Tokyo Electric Power Co., which operates the Fukushima Daiichi energy plant.
Even as the Reagan was steaming toward the disaster, power-company officials knew the cloud of steam they were releasing — in order to relieve pressure in the crippled plant — was toxic, the lawsuit argues, a claim that has also been made by the Japanese government.
“And then we couldn’t go anywhere. Japan didn’t want us in port, Korea didn’t want us, Guam turned us away. We floated in the water for two and a half months,” until Thailand took them in, she said.
“I was standing on the flight deck, and we felt this warm gust of air, and, suddenly, it was snowing,” Cooper recalled of the day in March 2011 when she and scores of crewmates watched a sudden storm blow toward them from the tsunami-torn coast of Fukushima, Japan.
So…was this Japan’s way of getting back at us for Hiroshima? Or— was this Obama’s suggestion of a cruel payback to conservatives and the military he so blatantly dislikes?
And yet today, we are talking about a mall shooting. The mall shooting might be used in Obama’s speech next week, but I can guarantee you, this incident will NEVER be mentioned by the White House.
Our men and women of the military deserve better.
(Thanks to Anthony)
Robert Gates, the retired Secretary of Defense, has come out with a memoir that will be attacking Obama and his time spent under his command. Obama all along, Gates said, thought the whole surge in Iraq and Afghanistan was a failure, yet he did it anyway. Al-Qaeda now takes back the country of Iraq, and all our men and women died for nothing.
But, to Obama, that’s just not his problem. It’s Bush’s.
Gates came out against Joe Biden even more. Personally, I don’t think he goes far enough. After Obama got his new toy as “Commander in Chief” he really stuck it to our military. He made the “rules” of engagement so ludicrous that our guys were sent into war without even being able to protect themselves. And yet, our good man and women, the best of us all…did what they were told and succeeded despite the incompetent “commander in chief”.
Obama is not fit to run a country, let alone a military.
One of the things that our founders did not foresee was that not all future Presidents would have the war knowledge of a George Washington. I can see why they gave the title to Washington, who had lead men into battle at every chance. And even John Adams, while not the military man that Washington was, studied military history day and night. From the War Office in Philadelphia, Adams, Harrison, Rutledge, Sherman and Wilson, literally ran the Revolutionary war. The only military history Obama has studied was the Communist Manifesto. On top of that, Obama is not only our first ‘black’ President, he is our most feminine one.
This from the Washington Post:
Gates was a backer of a substantial troop increase for Afghanistan early in Obama’s first term, while Biden argued for a smaller counter-terrorism mission in the country. Leveling one of the more serious charges that a defense secretary could make against a commander in chief sending forces into combat, Gates asserts that Obama had more than doubts about the course he had charted in Afghanistan. The president was “skeptical if not outright convinced it would fail,” Gates writes in “Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War.”
Gates also reveals Obama’s hatred for General Petraus, and Nobody Knows if Obama did not use the NSA to spy on the good general emails for the sex scandal that brought him such shame, in which he had to resign.
Gates evidently said he almost quit while working for Obama, and Nobody Knows why he waited until now to tell the people what was going on before this, even though he knew the whole time, that our men and women were losing their lives for a cause that the President didn’t even take seriously.
(Okay, pension, treason…he was scared….)
Obama may not like war, but he loves to tell everyone that he is “the commander in chief” and Nobody Wonders, how many veterans who fought in Iraq would love to drop the President at the front of the lines in Kabul to show that he is as worthy as George Washington to inherit that command.
Maybe we should reconsider making Presidents top Commanders-in-Chiefs of our armed forces, because when you have a President who has never been on the battlefield, he tends to muck it up.
It’s no accident that Eisenhower brought forth the longest peacetime in our country’s history. Our founders gave the title of Commander-in-Chief to the executive because Washington had done so much to deserve it. What they didn’t see coming, was a future Barack Hussein Obama.
You know what George Washington would have done to Obama don’t you?
I bet this is just the start…Will we be hearing from more top military men who have served under Obama? Nobody Knows…but we can hope.
I noticed this letter, from a very pissed off veteran, from one of my Glenn Beck emails. The Chief Master Sergeant, would like his passionate letter to Paul Ryan to become viral, so I am doing my part. Feel free to pass it around to everyone. He wrote it after he had gotten a request from Paul Ryan for a donation.
Congressman Paul Ryan
Today at 8:19 AM
Please note that this request by you for a cash donation from me is extremely unfortunate and very ill-timed. You see sir, I am one of the military retirees your “bipartisan” budget just impacted. You and every Republican (both in the House and Senate that voted to pass this travesty betrayed and broke trust with me and everyone like me. You may not know us by name, but we’re the people, Congressman, who answered our Nation’s call, some of us at a very early age to willingly serve YOU and others LIKE YOU so you could safely attend college and pursue your personal ambitions without fear of harm.
You might also want to note that for at least 20 years, my brothers-in-arms answered that call of duty EVERY SINGLE DAY, without fail, without complaint, without enough money to sustain our loved ones we had to leave behind while we DID OUR JOB in every corner of the Earth. And for that service, we were given absolute assurance our so-called retirement benefits would be protected by law. The very law you shattered in your zeal to impress your Democratic cohorts in your back room deal–with the enemy. Yes, I said it. The liberal Democrats are an enemy to the American people and our Nation. Your lack of judgment and eagerness to compromise on the backs of us who protected you is sickening. Congressman, you and every Republican that voted for injuring military retirees have engaged in a complicit, sordid affair with the Democrats who’s objective has always been to dismantle the military. By climbing into their bed on this issue, you have confirmed you are absolutely no better than they and have proven it with your vote.
Congressman Ryan, the audacity which you display is noteworthy, but to unceremoniously snatch earned money from a small group that has added so much more value than the paltry $6B you looked to “save” (which is all smoke and mirrors and you know it), is reprehensible and insulting.
We have, despite the hardships, meager salaries and harsh conditions, have performed with honor and excellence…in silence, which is something most members of Congress have no idea about doing. Our job approval was, is and always be better than yours. We knew our mission and we got it done, then handed it off to a new generation in better shape than we found it.
Your ability to look us in the eye, take money from us (apparently there was ZERO, other source of waste within the federal government that you could have recovered this money from…right, got it), while simultaneously holding your hand out to beg (with passion) for our cash is stunning. Your actions have proven you do not have the tremendous intellect you’ve sold the American people on. I say, with all seriousness, Congressman, what you lack in intellect and spinal rigidity, you make up for in cajones.
I hope you and your cowardly, Republican “colleagues” hear a message from me loud and clear. You will NEVER receive another cent of financial support from me. Further, if you happen to be at a Capitol Hill dinner or at a K Street cocktail party with RNC Chair Reince Priebus, Rep. Ron Barber, Sen. Jeff Flake or Sen. John McCain, I would be honored if you communicate with them that I am launching an effort to ensure NONE of you traitorous “representatives of the people” ever receive another vote from a military retiree. Remove me from your contact lists.
Chief Master Sergeant, USAF (Ret)
Yes, we all care. The video speaks for itself.