January 16, 2018
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There was a time, a long time in fact, when the best possible stateside duty a Marine could hope for was Marine Corps Air Station El Toro in Orange County.
February 25, 2008, 3:56 pm 3 comments in the last 90 days.
Americans overwhelmingly believe that U.S. combat veterans returning from Vietnam were spit on by anti-war protesters in airports. Many vets will tell you it happened, and others will tell you that they never saw anything close to it.
J. David Haddox, MD, DDS is the "gate keeper" at Purdue Pharma and successfully downplayed the dangers of OxyContin in the late 1990's. Haddox "coined" a word "pseudo-addiction" without scientific data. The definition of Haddox's word "pseudo-addiction" is A drug-seeking behavior that simulates true addiction, which occurs in patients with pain who are receiving inadequate pain medication.
"He who lives in a glass house should not throw stones." It seems that old adage may be lost on the confused mass that we call modern society. The Grand Old Party, once known for controversial abolitionists, has become the moral party of today, or so their elected leaders will tell you.
Officers contacted several individuals who provided documentation about the marijuana. According to the documents, the marijuana was being grown for five patients under the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program. The individuals claimed they were in the process of obtaining their "Recreational License" through the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC), but no license had been granted.
The oath that Aaron Kenefick held so seriously went far beyond the things that lead similar people to greatness. He had to uphold his values against the malicious intentions of members of his own government who far outranked him. It would lead him to a mission that he would not survive, because the elimination of Aaron Kenefick was the real objective of the ambush at Ganjgal in September 2009.
This is a true story about an Officer and a Gentleman from Salem, Oregon. Forty four years ago, in 1966, two very young men crossed paths half way around the world in Phu Loi, Vietnam. Both were in the U.S. Army, members of the 116th AHC (Assault Helicopter Company). I was a Huey crew chief and Warrant Officer Stanley Perry was a pilot. We flew many missions together during the year and have a lot of stories to tell, but the story I want to tell took place last week.
December 18, 2008, 4:33 pm 1 comments in the last 90 days.
The U.S. Army has a checkered past when it comes to honesty, and one of the most tragic recent examples is the 2005 death of Private first class LaVena Johnson; an African American honor roll student who set out to serve her country in Iraq, and was sent home to her family in a coffin along with a story about suicide, which her family says did not happen. The amount of evidence in this case indicating that Miss Johnson met her end through foul play is staggering, astonishing... What has happened to the honor of our armed services? What kind of people are running things? This story clearly begs those questions.
December 8, 2017, 4:30 pm 1 comments in the last 90 days.
President Trump announced on Wednesday that the United States will formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and that the U.S. embassy would be moved to that multi-ethnic and multi-faith city. No other government in the world formally recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital or has its embassy there, instead basing their diplomatic offices in Tel Aviv. Observers familiar with this volatile issue agree the decision further reduces the chances of Israeli-Palestinian peace.
December 7, 2017, 4:33 pm 1 comments in the last 90 days.
Many have concluded that such efforts were doomed to failure because the Trump administration does not have a clear vision for that peace and Trump lacks even the most basic understanding of what he really wants to achieve. In addition, it is unclear how he would sustain efforts to achieve a peace deal with so much instability in his own office.