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The 2017 Idiot Wind Awards Nominations – Frederica Wilson

by Bunk Five Hawks X ( 90 Comments › )
Filed under Democratic Party, Donald Trump, Donald Trump, government, Military, Open thread, Politics, Progressives at October 20th, 2017 - 12:00 am

You’ve already heard the story as told by Florida Democrat Frederica Wilson. She claimed she eaves-dropped on a private phone conversation between the President of the United States and the widow of a fallen warrior. Wilson alleges that the POTUS took time out of his busy schedule to call the widow in order to give her a load of sarcastic crap about how her husband deserved it for volunteering to serve in the military in the first place. Pheeeew

Not even Maxine Waters (D California) could have coughed up and spat out a bigger loogie and danced on it, but Ms. Wilson did.

The Florida Democrat who criticized President Donald Trump this week for being “insensitive” toward the widow of a U.S. soldier slain in Africa might be facing similar criticism herself.

It turns out that U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson has frequently voted against measures intended to help veterans and their families, according to VoteSmart.org, a vote-tracking site whose founding board members included former presidents Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford.

The measures that Wilson opposed included a bill that could have ensured that families of four soldiers slain in Afghanistan in 2013 received death and burial benefits. [Source, via.]

Congrats, Ms. Wilson. You’ve just earned a solid nomination for The 2017 Idiot Wind Award.

#1MVetMarch a great success! Vets storm #Barrycades, carry them to the #SpiteHouse

by 1389AD ( 2 Comments › )
Filed under Barack Obama, Breaking News, Headlines, Military at October 13th, 2013 - 9:00 pm

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#MyJihad – Mass murder at Fort Hood, Obama abandons survivors

by 1389AD ( 3 Comments › )
Filed under Barack Obama, Islamic Terrorism, Military, Special Report at February 17th, 2013 - 7:54 pm

Labeling the mass murder “workplace violence” rather than violence involving a foreign terrorist element deprives the survivors of benefits.

Veterans’ benefits, including health care for veterans with service-related injuries, are EARNED. It’s part of their compensation for their service. To renege on the commitment to take proper care of veterans is disgusting. The mass murder at Fort Hood involved foreign Islamic infiltration on US soil. In this case, the infiltration targeted a US military installation. Our troops have taken on the duty to defend against such infiltration, and it is our duty to support our troops.

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Published on Feb 13, 2013 by SDAMatt2a

In the wake of an ABC News story detailing claims by victims of the Fort Hood shooting that they have been neglected by the military and ‘betrayed’ by President Obama, the chair of the House Homeland Security Committee has sent a letter to his fellow members of Congress demanding that the Obama administration classify the attack as a terrorist act and provide full benefits to the victims and their families.

“It is time for the administration to recognize the Fort Hood shooting for what it is—an act of terrorism,” wrote Rep. Michael McCaul, R.-Texas, in a letter cosigned by Rep. Frank Wolf, R.-Virginia. “To date, the Department of Defense and the Army classify this attack [as] ‘workplace violence,’ despite mountains of evidence [that] clearly proves the Ft. Hood shooting was an act of terror.”

The letter recommends that members of Congress view the ABC News report, “which highlights the broken promises made to the victims of that attack by the Obama Administration. The video contains never-seen-before footage of the terrorist attack and moving interviews with several of the survivors.”

“As this news piece makes clear,” wrote McCaul and Wolf, “the result of this inexcusable [workplace violence] classification … is that victims and their families have not received the same recognition or medical and financial benefits as those wounded or killed in war.”

In a report that aired on “World News with Diane Sawyer” and “Nightline,” former police sergeant Kimberly Munley, who helped stop the Ft. Hood shooting, said that President Obama broke the promise he made to her that the victims would be well taken care of.

“Betrayed is a good word,” said Munley, who sat next to First Lady Michelle Obama at the 2010 State of the Union address. “Not to the least little bit have the victims been taken care of … In fact, they’ve been neglected.”

There was no comment from the White House about Munley’s allegations.

Thirteen people were killed, including a pregnant soldier, and 32 others shot in the Nov. 5, 2009 rampage by the accused shooter, Major Nidal Hasan, at the Army base in Killeen, Texas. Hasan now awaits a military trial on charges of premeditated murder and attempted murder.

Despite extensive evidence that Hasan was in communication with al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki prior to the attack, the military has denied the victims a Purple Heart and is treating the incident as “workplace violence” instead of “combat related” or terrorism.

Al-Awlaki has since been killed in a U.S. drone attack in Yemen, in what was termed a major victory in the U.S. efforts against al Qaeda.

Munley and dozens of other victims have now filed a lawsuit against the military alleging the “workplace violence” designation means the Fort Hood victims are receiving lower priority access to medical care as veterans, and a loss of financial benefits available to those who injuries are classified as “combat related.”

Memorial Day Open Thread: Welcome Home Veterans

by 1389AD ( 74 Comments › )
Filed under History, Military, Open thread, Serbia, World War II at May 28th, 2012 - 8:00 am

The Eagle Cried ~ Vietnam Veterans Tribute

Uploaded by jezzon1 on May 19, 2010

The Eagle Cried
“The Eagle Cried” Written and recorded by US Army Major J Billington. This song was written in honor of the sacrifices of Vietnam veterans, who did not receive the hero’s welcome that they deserved when they came home from the fight. This song was written for and performed at the 13th Combat Aviation Battalion Reunion at Fort Rucker, Alabama, held on May 15, 2010. To the Vietnam veterans that may find and watch this video, please accept my humble “Thank you for your service, and welcome home!” J Billington May 19, 2010

I stood and watched this parade for hours. Being of a stoic turn of mind, few things bring tears to my eyes, but this did.

Chicago Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Parade – Part 1

Uploaded by WelcomeHome2011 on Jan 18, 2011

On June 13, 1986, the Chicago Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Parade became the largest parade of its kind in the history of America. Over 200,000 veterans and their families marched proudly down the streets of Chicago to the applause of over 300,000 spectators. It was an emotional and inspirational day designed to be a healing celebration. If you were there you will never forget it.

Chicago Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Parade – Part 2

Chicago Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Parade – Part 3

Chicago Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Parade – Part 4

VJ Day, Honolulu Hawaii, August 14, 1945

by Richard Sullivan 2 years ago

67 Years Ago my Dad shot this film along Kalakaua Ave. in Waikiki capturing spontaneous celebrations that broke out upon first hearing news of the Japanese surrender. Kodachrome 16mm film: God Bless Kodachrome, right? I was able to find an outfit (mymovietransfer.com) to do a much superior scan of this footage to what I had previously posted, so I re-did this film and replaced the older version There are more still images from this amazing day, in color, at discoveringhawaii.com

Many people email me to ask where I got my scan done, so I decided to post my standard reply here for those thinking about it:

I sent the same sample to 5 different video transfer services and all were horrible. Then I discovered mymovietransfer.com, and I chose them to do my scan.

The person below wrote recently to give me this intriguing lead, but I haven’t checked it out yet:

“Have you considered having this film scanned on a “real” scanner. Check out scanyourfilm.com. 1080p scan for $.01/frame HD or $.02/frame 2K. He’s scanning on a Spirit 2K. 100′ of film costs $36… That’s an insanely cheap prices. I’d love to see it in HD! Thanks for posting!!!”

My film is 16mm and thus has much more information than an 8mm film, so I would investigate the HD option if you have 8mm film in order to get the best quality.

iMovie is an easy program to learn and allowed me to improve contrast and color.

The sample I sent was NOT my precious VJ Day film, but an equally old short film I bought on eBay for $15 for this exact purpose. I didn’t want to risk the VJ Day film until I was happy with mymovietransfer.com’s results.

Good luck. Do your homework online.

Tell mymovietransfer that Richard Sullivan sent you if you contact them, and only go with a company that will do an inexpensive sample for you first.

You will need to supply a portable storage device for the scanned files. They will supply one, but it will most likely cost more than if you buy your own.

We owe the Serbs some gratitude!! Interview with WW2 veteran hero, Art Jibilian

Uploaded by on Jan 9, 2012





Interview with WW2 veteran hero, Art Jibilian, We owe the Serbs some gratitude!!

Who knew about this?? Did our country or the rest of the world broadcast this?? No!!!

The Serb citizens and Serb guerilla fighters in Nazi controlled Yugoslavia hid, clothed, fed and risked their own lives protecting over 500 American troops that had been shot down over Yugoslavia. General Draza Mihailovich of the Serbian opposition fighters worked with US military leadership to organize this huge, ultra- secret mission that ultimately allowed for the safe return home of 500 US service men.

This was the largest rescue mission in the history US military warfare but we only hear about the “Great Escape” that saved 200 US prisoners of war!! 300 more US troops were saved in this operation but we don’t hear about it!!! VERY SAD!!!! Google “Halyard Mission” for more information on this exciting mission!

General Draza Mihailovich was eventually captured but the government refused to allow our service men to testify on his behalf and he was hung for treason.

The troops told of the hospitality and kindness of the poor Serbians who kept them out of harms way! One troop talked about how little the Serbs had to offer but were more than willing to share!! This is the same experience I have had in Serbia!!!

Everyone stand and give the Serbs a round of applause and the thanks deserve!!! Why did we turn our back on Serbia in the 90′s?? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm….

© 2011| Serbian Heroes of world war 1 | HD | Created by SRBdevis2000

Uploaded by SRBdevis2000 on Mar 9, 2011

The Serbian Campaign was fought from late July 1914, when Austria-Hungary invaded Serbia at the outset of the First World War, until late 1915, when the Macedonian Front was formed. The front ranged from the Danube to southern Macedonia and back north again, involving forces from almost all combatants of the war.

The Serbian Army declined severely towards the end of the war, falling from about 420,000 at its peak to about 100,000 at the moment of liberation. The Kingdom of Serbia lost 1,100,000 inhabitants during the war (both army and civilian losses), which represented over 27% of its overall population. According to the Yugoslav government in 1924: Serbia lost 265,164 soldiers, or 25%, of all mobilized people. By comparison, France lost 16.8%, Germany 15.4%, Russia 11.5%, and Italy 10.3%.