Category Archives: Military

News Roundup

* You knew this would happen. Two men opened fire on troops who were involved in the Jade Helm 15 War Games exercise. These two men are still at large.

Special Forces Afghanistan
Special Forces Afghanistan
* Momentum is on diplomacy’s side: “Today, three Democratic Senators came out for the Iran deal: Tim Kaine of Virginia, Bill Nelson of Florida, and Barbara Boxer of California. The math now looks increasingly difficult for the deal’s opponents.”
* TPP isn’t dead yet: “Days after negotiators failed to wrap up an Asia trade agreement, Secretary of State John Kerry expressed confidence on Tuesday that the pact would be completed, calling it vital for the economic well-being of the region.”
* Bland family: “The family of Sandra Bland — the 28-year-old black woman found dead in her jail cell last month — is suing the Texas state trooper who arrested her in what started as a routine traffic stop, but took a tragic turn.”
* California:” Firefighters were working aggressively to regain control after a raging Northern California fire jumped a highway that had served as a containment line for the massive blaze — one of 20 wildfires burning in California.”
* Good thinking: “As Islamic State militants set out to destroy Iraq’s history and culture, including irreplaceable books and manuscripts kept in the militant-held city of Mosul, a major preservation and digitization project is underway in the capital to safeguard a millennium worth of history.”
* The investigation in New Mexico is ongoing: “Back-to-back explosions rattled two churches in a New Mexico town Sunday morning, police said. No one was injured in either explosion, and damage to each church was ‘relatively minor,’ according to a statement from the Las Cruces Police Department.”

 

News Roundup – Scotland

Scots vote on independence. I don’t pretend to know the ins and outs of this vote. I’m sure that there are pluses and minuses. I just like the fact that the New York Times decided to run this picture on their front page (see above)… a redhead in a plaid skirt. 🙂

I guess all of the noise about Obama starting an illegal war can go away now. The House has voted to support Obama’s plan.

Did a Republican have to drop out of his race because of a series of hate-filled rants? Yep!! If you feel that you need to discuss the state of f*gs and n*ggers, then maybe you aren’t ready for public office.

More later.

News Roundup – Bergdahl, Code Talker

I’m guessing trying to get Bowe Bergdahl released is a bad thing?

I was going to spend this space talking about the right wing and their attack on Obama for upholding an American value. Read more here.

The last code talker has died. I have been fascinated by the men that signed up to fight for America when they were not truly wanted or included in America.

Sprint and T-Mobile decided to merge. Look for the price that we pay for cellphones and coverage to go up. Now, we really only have 3 cellphone companies – Verizon, AT&T and Sprint (I’m guessing that is what this new company will be called).

Some guys found themselves locked in a courthouse with ballots in Mississippi. This sounds bad.