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Obama to Joint Chiefs: Cut A-10 Warthog & Abrahams Tank: We Need Funds for Transgender Surgery

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This is from Joe For America.

This is a recipe for disaster we will not have any morale and no sense of comradeship left in the military.

Then to make matters worse homosexuals, perverts and the unqualified to perform their job will kill hundreds of troops.

Then the military  has to lower physical fitness standards to allow women in combat leadership positions.

Dead Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines are one Hell of a steep price to pay for being stylish and politically correct.

 

The President didn’t say that today, but we’re expecting the announcement at any time.  Obama believes that funds for social experimentation like the foolishness of transgenderism is far more important than unit cohesion.

New Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Sunday that transgender people shouldn’t be prevented from serving in the U.S. military solely based on their gender identity, noting it should not “preclude” them from service.

Carter made the comments at a town-hall event in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in response to a question from Navy Lt. Cmdr. Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, a doctor, about transgender soldiers serving in an “austere environment” like the one in Kandahar.

We have to admit one thing.  This makes “women in combat” look pretty tame.

” (W)e want to make our conditions and experience of service as attractive as possible to our best people in our country. And I’m very open-minded about — otherwise about what their personal lives and proclivities are, provided they can do what we need them to do for us. That’s the important criteria,” Carter said. “I don’t think anything but their suitability for service should preclude them.”

Yeah right.  In order to get more women into combat arms billets the military has been forced to reduce the physical requirements for them.

The Marine Corps may have to change its physical standards in order to put females in positions to one day lead infantry platoons in combat.

Both the Marine Corps and the Army continue to wrestle with the mandate that former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta issued in January, directing the U.S. military to open hundreds of combat-arms jobs that have been closed to female servicemembers.

We have a personal stake in this, our son is a US Marine, Ret., thank God.  At one point, between combat deployments 10 years ago we asked him and a group of Marines in his unit how they felt about women in combat.  They agreed that as long as a woman could carry them wounded by herself 100 yards, under fire, to a safe position they were OK with women in combat.  And then they all laughed, secure in the knowledge that their chain of command would never do that to them.

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We have really mixed emotions.  We’re glad our son is a civilian, but we weep for the Marines and their families who will bear the brunt of this criminal social experiment.  In real combat situations many fine young men will pay for Barack Obama’s stupidity with their lives.

Compounding the stupidity of putting unqualified women into combat slots, the Obama administration isn’t resting.  Now they want “people” who are confused about their gender.  The thing that saves lives and wins battles is called unit cohesion.  The concept that men will put the mission above their lives.  And that they will die for one another if necessary.  And do it willingly.

The Obama administration, and the President himself, wants to salt into the best men on earth a bunch of freaks.  And yes, we are referring to the transgender lobby as freaks.  They have no place in civilized society, anywhere.  Especially, they have no place in a military unit where people’s lives are in danger.

Will the Congress step up and stop this madness?  Unfortunately, probably not.
Read more at http://joeforamerica.com/2015/02/obama-to-joint-chiefs-cut-the-a-10-warthog-the-abrahams-tank-we-need-to-allocate-funds-for-transgender-surgery/

Remembering the Fairness Doctrine

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Originally posted on aurorawatcherak:

This can be considered an installment of my media influence series. It isn’t over. I just got busy and distracted.

The American people just seem unable to learn the folly of allowing the administrative state to control anything in our lives.

When I was in college (early 1980s) there was a fierce debate underway about the unfairness of the Fairness Doctrine.

For those who are unfamiliar with the Fairness Doctrine, it was based on a 1949 Federal Communications Commission regulaion that requried broadcasters to “afford reasonable opportunity for the discussion of conflicting views of pulbic importantce.” It was overturned by the FCC in 1987 because, contrary to its purpose, it failed to encourage discussion of more controversial issues. It also violated the First Amendment, but who cares about that old piece of paper anyway, right?

The Fairness Doctrine was predicated on the idea that the airwaves were scarce and to…

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AR-15 ammo ban

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Hat Tip Old NFO@Nobody Asked Me.

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Oppose BATFE’s Expansion of the Federal “Armor Piercing” Ammo Ban and Tell Congress to Act

President Obama insisted that if Congress would not enact his gun control agenda, he would do so on his own, through executive action. Whatever else can be said of the president’s track record, he is doing his utmost to keep that promise.

Having failed to enact a federal ban on the AR-15, America’s most popular rifle, he’s now using the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) to do the next best thing.

BATFE is now proposing to ban a whole class of common rifle ammunition used in that overwhelmingly popular firearm. Unfortunately, that’s just the beginning of BATFE’s latest move.

The ‘comments’ need to be in by March 16th. As others have said, please be polite and give them a cogent comment…

Write the BATFE and your members of Congress using the link below and express your opposition to the BATFE proposal to ban common rifle ammunition used by millions of gun owners.You may call your members of Congress at 202-224-3121.

  1. Via email at APAComments@atf.gov (follow the instructions at the link for submitting comments).
  2. Via fax at (202) 648-9741.
  3. Via mail to Denise Brown, Mailstop 6N-602, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Enforcement Programs and Services, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, 99 New York Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20226: ATTN: AP Ammo Comments.

Finally, please contact your U.S. Senators and Member of Congress. Urge them to oppose BATFE’s attempt to ban M855 handgun ammunition and other rifle cartridges that are overwhelmingly used by law-abiding Americans for self-defense, sport shooting and other legitimate purposes as “armor piercing.” Use the Write Your Lawmakers” feature on our website or call the Congressional Switchboard at (202) 225-3121.

Thank you for your time and attention to this.

Veterans…

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Hat Tip Old NFO@Nobody Asked Me.

 

We are losing too many to suicide, it’s now estimated that 22 per day are killing themselves. ONE is too many. If you know a vet having problems, please take the time to help him or her, and get them help from the services available…

Please…

This video is a few years old, but as I was reminded, it does pretty much say it all..

There is no shame in reaching out for help. The Veterans Crisis Line is one option-HERE.

Edit- Yuri pointed out that Capt Tightpants put a post up on this Sunday. It is HERE. He links to another organization that is trying to help folks…

Edit 2- LL also has a post up from Sunday that I missed HERE

h/t JP for the video

 

The Best (And Safest) Way To Survive A Home Invasion

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Originally posted on TheSurvivalPlaceBlog:

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By Nicholas O.  – Off The Grid News

Safe or panic rooms are growing in popularity, but there are plenty of homeowners who have a common objection: Why would I want one when I have a 12-gauge shotgun? That’s a perfectly valid point, especially if the word “retreat” is not an option to you.

The reasons can be condensed into three:

  1. to store supplies and gear.
  1. to protect vulnerable members of your family or group.
  1. as a last-ditch hiding option if your home is broken into and overwhelmed.

This doesn’t mean that you should automatically retreat into your panic room once your home is penetrated, but it does mean that you are prepared for the worst to happen.

In fact, safe rooms can be a valuable asset even to those who do not have a retreat mentality or are tactically trained.

A safe room can also serve…

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Taking some time off

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I am having some problems with fatigue due to the Myledyplastic Syndrome. 

I will not be posting for a short while as I need the down time to rest and recoup so I can be up to cataract surgery on my left eye on 03/05/2015..

I will visit blogs and comment.

U.S. Military No Longer Able to Fight Two Wars at Same Time

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This is from The Washington Free Beacon.

I have read that our troop levels are lower than they were before the Japs bombed Pearl Harbor getting America into the second world war.

Liberals fail to understand the real purpose of the military they think the military should be the international meals on wheels.

The true purpose of the military is to win by killing the enemy and breaking their things.

 

Report finds that shrinking armed forces are less able to respond to global threats.

 

The United States military does not currently have the ability to fight two major wars simultaneously, according to a new report, a significant reduction from the capacity enjoyed by defense officials for decades.

The Heritage Foundation’s “2015 Index of U.S. Military Strength”concludes that the armed forces “would be ill-equipped to handle two, near-simultaneous major regional contingencies (MRC).” The two-MRC goal was largely attained during the Cold War, when U.S. forces engaged in a conflict every 15 to 20 years while maintaining ground forces in other regions to ensure stability and deter aggressors.

That strategy enables the U.S. military to defeat one adversary in a conflict while preventing another aggressor—seeking to take advantage of the United States’ preoccupation with the first conflict—from defeating it in a separate theater.

But this strategy is no longer feasible, according to the report.

“The consistent decline in funding and the consequent shrinking of the force are putting it under significant pressure,” the report said. “Essential maintenance is being deferred; fewer units (mostly the Navy’s platforms and the Special Operations Forces community) are being cycled through operational deployments more often and for longer periods; and old equipment is being extended while programmed replacements are problematic.”

“The cumulative effect of such factors has resulted in a U.S. military that is marginally able to meet the demands of defending America’s vital national interests.”

If current automatic budget cuts remain in place, nearly $1 trillion will be slashed from the Defense Department’s funding in the next decade. Almost all of the service branches are already in “marginal” condition, according to the report.

The Army only had 12 brigade combat teams (BCT) ready for action at the end of last year, while the Obama administration’s last major defense review in 2010 called for 45 active BCTs. The Navy is 24 ships short of the total fleet it recommended to Congress in January 2013. And the Marine Corps could shrink from 188,800 active personnel last year to 175,000 by 2017, increasing deployment frequency for troops that have had less time to train.

The report said the Air Force was in the best relative condition of the services.

The size and readiness of the U.S. armed forces are declining during a period of global instability not seen since the Cold War. The report said the threats to U.S. vital interests are “elevated” from Iran, Middle East terrorism, and North Korea.

The threat levels are even higher from Russia and China, according to the think tank. Russia “possesses the largest nuclear weapons arsenal among the nuclear powers (when short-range nuclear weapons are included)” and has demonstrated a willingness to harm U.S. allies in Europe—as evidenced by its ongoing destabilization of Ukraine. China has been modernizing its nuclear and conventional forces in recent years and “is taking increasingly assertive steps to secure its own interests in [the Asia-Pacific region] independent of U.S. efforts to maintain freedom of the commons for all.”

The report also expressed concerns about the state of U.S. nuclear forces. Defense officials are not developing any new nuclear warheads, and weapons and delivery vehicles are not replaced for long periods—heightening the risk of failure.

“Nearly every other nuclear power is carrying out a modernization program that involves warhead and delivery system upgrades,” the report said.

The Heritage military index, released for the first time this year, will serve as a “baseline” for assessing U.S. defenses in the future, the think tank said. Presidential administrations, the Pentagon, and the services release several reports periodically on defense strategy and posture but lack a consistent measure for grading the armed forces, according to the Heritage report.

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