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WATCH What Happens When Criminals Try Stealing An Armed Marine’s Truck

September 29, 2013 2 comments
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King County sheriff’s deputies say that a man and a woman arrived at the scene in another vehicle that was stolen from Kent and tried to prowl or steal a pickup truck.

 

A struggle ensued when the owner, a U.S. Marine, confronted them and shots were fired…

 

 

 

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Obama makes U.S. Marine break the rules, and he does not look happy about it!!… “Even though he is the commander in chief, there are some orders that even President Obama cannot give – as he found out today, much to the mirth of a put-upon U.S. Marine.”

May 16, 2013 1 comment

Obama makes U.S. Marine break the rules, and he does not look happy about it!!

Daily Mail – UK ^ | 16 May 2013 | David Martosko

Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2013 9:22:13 PM by tellw

 

Even though he is the commander in chief, there are some orders that even President Obama cannot give – as he found out today, much to the mirth of a put-upon U.S. Marine.

Hosting Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Rose Garden today, the president requested a standing Marine to open an umbrella and protect his head from the light rain that was falling. However, according to Marine Corps regulations, not even the President of the United States can request a serving officer to carry an umbrella without the express permission of the Commandant of the Marine Corps.

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Marines studying mindfulness-based training… (“The U.S. Marine Corps, known for turning out some of the military’s toughest warriors, is studying how to make its troops even tougher through meditative practices, yoga-type stretching and exercises based on mindfulness”)

January 20, 2013 Leave a comment

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Marine Corps, known for turning out some of the military’s toughest warriors, is studying how to make its troops even tougher through meditative practices, yoga-type stretching and exercises based on mindfulness.

 

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Marine Corps officials say they will build a curriculum that would integrate mindfulness-based techniques into their training if they see positive results from a pilot project. Mindfulness is a Buddhist-inspired concept that emphasizes active attention on the moment to keep the mind in the present.

 

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‘No ma’am’: Letter from U.S. Marine to Dianne Feinstein goes viral

January 1, 2013 1 comment

‘No ma’am’: Letter from U.S. Marine to Dianne Feinstein goes viral

 

BizPacReview.com ^ | January 1, 2013 | Michele Kirk

 

Posted on Tuesday, January 01, 2013 2:46:53 PM by T.O.K.

 

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The following letter, written by U.S. Marine Joshua Boston and headlined “No ma’am.,” was posted in the CNN iReport on Dec. 27 with the included note from the producer and photo.

It has struck a nerve with many and is being circulated around social media venues like Twitter and Facebook.

 

 

 

(Excerpt) Read more at bizpacreview.com …

 

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Gunny G: What “The Folks” Are Hearing About That U.S. Marine In A Mexican Slammer!

December 11, 2012 6 comments

Gunny G: What “The Folks” Are Hearing About That U.S. Marine In A Mexican slammer!

We’ve all been reading online about that Marine chained to a bed in a mexican jail somewher; government silence on the matter;and we all already know about “Once A Marine Always A Marine,” etc.

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Marine Thrown In Mexican Slammer, Chained To Bed!
http://gunnyg.wordpress.com/2012/12/09/obama-silent-as-marine-is-chained-to-bed-in-mexican-jail-on-trumped-up-charges/

Obama Silent As Marine…
http://gunnyg.wordpress.com/2012/12/09/obama-silent-as-marine-is-chained-to-bed-in-mexican-jail-on-trumped-up-charges/

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U.S. Marine Arrested for Facebook Posts

August 19, 2012 1 comment

 

(SALEM / RICHMOND) – A decorated U.S. Marine who served his nation in two wars, Brandon Raub, of Richmond Virginia, was arrested for airing his critical views of the U.S. government on Facebookthis weekend.

 

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We just reported yesterday that a Human Rights activist in Bahrain is being prosecuted for six Twittermessages. Politically, this country is increasingly resembling Bahrain and other nations that arrest those who speak out critically over federal policy.

 

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Obama ‘taking Iran’s side’ on damages from ’83 bombing that killed 241 Marines

February 2, 2012 Leave a comment

President Barack Obama, in a bid to reconcile with the Teheran regime, has blocked legislation that would hold Iran accountable for the Hizbullah bombing that killed 241 U.S. Marines in 1983.

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Marines Warned: Don’t Spit Toward Mecca – Diana West – Townhall Conservative

November 4, 2011 1 comment

Uncle Sam is getting a little weird. Make that a lot weird. Having dumped hundreds of billions of dollars into a sinkhole called Afghanistan — populated by misogynistic, pederastic, tribalistic and religiously supremacist primitives — to no avail, he has hit on a new plan for winning those ever-elusive Afghan “hearts and minds.”

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Uncle Sam has decided that the answer lies in the latrine with the U.S. Marine Corps. No kidding. When nature calls, Uncle Sam has decided he wants every U.S. Marine equipped with a map and compass, or some other way of knowing direction. This is to ensure that no U.S. Marine in Afghanistan urinates in the direction of Mecca ever again.

Now, there’s a winning strategy…..

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via Marines Warned: Don’t Spit Toward Mecca – Diana West – Townhall Conservative.

Gunny G: The Hell You Say…”Former Marine Says Saddam Capture Staged”

May 2, 2011 Leave a comment

Gunny G: The Hell You Say…”Former Marine Says Saddam Capture Staged”

Former Marine Says Saddam Capture Staged

Mar 9, 2005 … Ex-Marine Says Public Version of Saddam Capture Fiction (WHAM13 RochesterUPI) A former U.S. Marine who participated in capturing ousted …

http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/former_marine_says_public_version_of_saddam_capture_fiction/ – Cached

http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/former_marine_says_public_version_of_saddam_capture_fiction/

Former Marine Says Saddam Capture Staged

via BLOGGER: Gunny.G.1984.+: Gunny G: The Hell You Say…”Former Marine Says Saddam Capture Staged”.

RONALD REAGAN’S WISDOM ON THE MIDDLE EAST: LEAVE!

March 1, 2011 1 comment

Sunday, June 17, 2007

RONALD REAGAN’S WISDOM ON THE MIDDLE EAST: LEAVE!


http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1851715/posts

Ronald Reagan’s wisdom on the Middle East: LEAVE!
OC Register ^ | July 21, 2006 | John Seiler

Posted on 06/17/2007 1:22:37 PM EDT by OrthodoxPresbyterian

Ronald Reagan is America‘s most beloved president of recent years. We remember how he restored prosperity while ending the Cold War without getting us all nuked….

It’s worth looking back on Reagan’s policy on involving U.S. troops in the quarrels and hatreds of the Middle East. In 1983, he committed U.S. Marines to Lebanon. On Oct. 23, a terrorist truck bomb blew up the troops’ barracks, killing 220 Marines and 21 other troops.

At first, Reagan insisted that he wouldn’t cave in to the terrorist threat. Then he realized the best policy was to pull out the troops. Here’s how he explained it in his autobiography:

Perhaps we didn’t appreciate fully enough the depth of the hatred and the complexity of the problems that made the Middle East such a jungle. Perhaps the idea of a suicide car bomber committing mass murder to gain instant entry to Paradise was so foreign to our own values and consciousness that it did not create in us the concern for the marines’ safety that it should have.

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Gunny G: FIRST MARINE SERGEANT MAJOR ~ EARLY MARINES ENLISTED RANKS

September 24, 2010 Leave a comment

EARLY MARINES ENLISTED RANKS — FIRST MARINE SERGEANT MAJOR

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EARLY MARINES ENLISTED RANKS
FIRST MARINE SERGEANT MAJOR

There evolved from the Continental Marines of 1775, the enlisted titles of sergeant, corporal, drummer, fifer, and private. When the U.S. Marine Corps was established in 1798, the old titles were retained; but for some unknown reason both sergeants and corporals were placed in the same pay grade at ten dollars per month. Also, a new law in 1798 provided for staff noncommissioned officers in the event that the Marine Corps or any part of it was called upon to serve on land with the Army.

Gunny G: Re “Devil Dog/Teufelshunde/Teufelhunden, etc.”

September 22, 2010 5 comments

http://german.about.com/od/culture/a/germyth13.htm

 

German Myth 13: Teufelshunde – Devil Dogs

 

Did German soldiers give the U.S. Marines the nickname “Teufelshunde”?

 

Do the Marines Have It Right?

 

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No one can question the bravery and valor of the U.S. Marines. But is the legend about their “Devil Dogs” nickname based on fact? Every Leatherneck is indocrinated with the tale of how Marines came to be called “Devil Dogs.” If you visit Marine recruiting sites on the Web you’ll find this World War I legend also used as a tool to encourage young people to join the Marine Corps today. There’s even an old recruiting poster (see photo) that was created by artist Charles B. Falls around 1918. Emblazoned with the words “Teufel Hunden, German Nickname for U.S. Marines – Devil Dog Recruiting Station,” the poster is one of the earliest known references to the legend, said to have come about as the result of fierce fighting in 1918 by the Marines in France’s Belleau Wood (Bois Belleau in French, “woods of beautful water”). But the poster commits the same error that almost all versions of the legend do: it gets the German wrong.

 

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The first thing any good student of German should notice about the poster is that the German word for “Devil Dogs” is misspelled. In German the term would not be two words, but one. The plural of Hund is Hunde, not “Hunden.” So the poster and any Marine references to the German nickname should read Teufelshunde�one word with a connecting s. Most of the references I have found on the Web have the German incorrect in one way or another. Even the Marine Corps’ own Parris Island Museum has it wrong. Since the museum’s founding in 1975, the sign on display there has read “Teuelhunden” rather than the correct “Teufelshunde.”

 

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Want to Cut Spending? Abolish the Marines! Barf Alert

August 21, 2010 Leave a comment

Want to Cut Spending? Abolish the Marines!

Barf AlertBlog Critics Magazine ^ | July 14, 2010 | Alan KurtzPosted on Saturday, August 21, 2010 2:54:40 AM by 2ndDivisionVet

U.S. government spending is out of control, and much of it swirls down the military’s bottomless sinkhole. The FY 2010 federal budget is $3.55 trillion, of which $663.7 billion 18.74% is earmarked for the Department of Defense.

The U.S. spends 4.3% of its GDP on defense, more than double that of our nearest competitor, China 2.0%. With 4.5% of the planet’s population, we account for over 40% of world military expenditures. As a country, we are $14 trillion in debt.Many defenders of our global military posture and permanent War on Terror insist that every penny spent on defense is not merely justified, it’s sacrosanct.

This is madness. By trimming the fat, we could cut defense outlay significantly without adversely impacting national security.It is therefore in the name of fiscal responsibility that I call for abolishing the United States Marine Corps USMC, which is operationally obsolete.This will be anathema to those who cherish the USMC’s unquestionably heroic history from 1775 through the Pacific campaign of World War II, from Korea to Vietnam to Beirut, and in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm in Kuwait/Iraq during the early 1990s.

But the primary purpose of marines is to serve as an amphibious assault force. And when was the last time U.S. Marines got their feet wet? Since November 2001, we’ve been waging a never-ending War on Terror in Afghanistan, which is landlocked, and since 2003 another in Iraq, which has a coastline measuring all of 36 nonstrategic miles. For comparison, the main part of San Francisco Bay is 60 miles north-to-south.

The Marines are valiant warriors, but given our current geopolitical doctrine, their mission is irrelevant. The costly concept of a separate, redundant marine branch has outlived its usefulness.

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The U.S. Marines and Our Flag! Re USS Mayaguez, Etc.

December 12, 2008 1 comment

 

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Whenever Amereicans, and perhaps others, think of Marines, many of them most likely recall to mind the highly-publicized flag raising photograph by Joe Rosenthal on Iwo Jima on February 23, 1945. But, that was in fact the raising of a second flag on Mount Suribachi that day, a “replacement” flag, the actual flag raising having occurred earlier that day by the Marines of Lt. Schrier’s (Easy-2-28) 40-man combat patrol. Because of that photograph, However, more than anything else, I believe, we have come to associate Marines with our flag and flag raisings over foreign lands. Or, as Lt. Col. David W. Szelowski USMCR (ret.) puts it…
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