Saturday, November 17, 2012

Vatican exhibits unique treasures from Azerbaijan

NATO Fights Somali Piracy Nearer to the Coast | Maritime News | Maritime Executive Magazine

NATO Fights Somali Piracy Nearer to the Coast | Maritime News | Maritime Executive Magazine

Ted Cruz: Mitt Romney ‘French-kissed’ Barack Obama - Kevin Robillard - POLITICO.com

Ted Cruz: Mitt Romney ‘French-kissed’ Barack Obama - Kevin Robillard - POLITICO.com

E-update From the Desk of Governor Scott Walker

E-update From the Desk of Governor Scott Walker
One of the most important duties I have serving as your Governor is to provide you directly with updates related to the operation of our state government. I also frequently provide updates on Facebook (Governor Scott Walker) and Twitter (@govwalker). Please feel free to share this update with your family, friends, and others who may be interested in state government operations.

Celebrating Veterans Day
 
As we celebrated Veterans Day and 2012 as the Year of the Veteran we continued to focus on honoring our veterans by doing all we can to help them secure good health, security, and happiness when they come home. Beyond just words, our state is taking action to show how much we appreciate their service.

So far this year, we’ve held sixteen job fairs for veterans, connecting hundreds of employers with veterans looking for work. This week we partnered with VETransfer to launch a program focused on growing veteran-owned business startups.

Beyond helping veterans create jobs in the private sector and find work, we’re on track to christen a new Wisconsin Veterans Home in Chippewa Falls early next year. We are excited to provide the most modern living conditions and best health care to veterans.
One of my most memorable events of the year was when I had the opportunity to visit with Wisconsin troops stationed overseas. They were and are doing a fantastic job representing our state and nation as they serve our country.

Throughout the rest of the year it’s important to remember the men and women in uniform who have fought so hard to preserve the democracy and freedoms we enjoy each and every day.

You can view excerpts from the Veterans Day ceremony held at the State Capitol in Madison by clicking here.

Get to Know a Cabinet Member: John Scocos
 
As Governor, one of the most important tasks I have is to appoint and communicate with leaders in each state agency. These leaders, called secretaries, ensure agencies run smoothly and efficiently as they operate state government and implement government reforms. For a few weeks, in lieu of the “Just Ask the Governor” section, I will be highlighting a cabinet secretary and providing a brief overview of the department he or she oversees. I hope these updates will provide you with practical information about state government operations, especially as we head into the next budget cycle. 
 
Last year, I appointed John Scocos as the Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA). As the Secretary, he is the chief advocate for the more than 407,000 veterans who call Wisconsin home. He is responsible for the leadership and management of the department, which includes overseeing the Veterans Trust Fund, administering a number of important veterans’ programs, and providing resources to veterans returning home.

John has a long and distinguished record of service to his state and country. He served in a number of capacities at WDVA in the past and as the Chief Clerk and Sergeant at Arms of the Wisconsin State Assembly. John began his 31 years of military service as an Armor Officer. He was on active duty from 1981 to 1990, after which he joined the United States Army Reserve. He was mobilized in both 2007 and 2008 for service in Iraq.

He is married to Dr. Kelly Ann Williams. They currently live in Fitchburg, WI, with their children: Chloe, Andreas, and Costa.

2nd Annual Small Business Summit Completed, Northwoods Summit Announced
 
Last week, the 2nd annual Governor’s Small Business Summit took place in La Crosse. Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and top agency officials were joined by about 300 small business owners and leaders from around the state. To watch a video regarding this year’s summit, please click here.

We also rolled out the website and opened up on-line registration for the Northern Wisconsin Economic Development Summit, which will take place on December 13th and 14th at the Heartwood Conference Center & Retreat in Trego
 
Additional information about the Northwoods Summit can be accessed by clicking here.

Making Our Roads Safer
 
Last year, I signed Wisconsin Act 164 into law, which prohibits drivers with a Wisconsin instructional permit or probationary license from using a cell phone while driving. This law will reduce distractions for young and inexperienced drivers, ultimately improving safety for everyone who uses Wisconsin’s roadways.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 11 percent of all drivers under the age of 20 involved in fatal crashes were distracted at the time of the crash. This age group also has the largest proportion of drivers who were distracted during accidents. 
 
This new law took effect on November 1, 2012. The fine is $20 to $40 for the first offense and $50 to $100 for subsequent offenses in the same year. Additional information about this new law can be accessed by clicking here.

It has been a pleasure communicating with you. It is an honor to serve as your Governor and represent the residents of Wisconsin.
Sincerely,

Governor Scott Walker

Friday, November 16, 2012

Petraeus, Allen, Gaouette, Ham: The Benghazi Story The Media Isn't Telling You

STRATFOR: Israel Prepares for Gaza Ground Operation

World Maritime News - New Icebreakers to Boost Shipping Along Northern Sea Route

World Maritime News - New Icebreakers to Boost Shipping Along Northern Sea Route

PAUL: Ron Paul Revolution: GOP’s last best hope - Washington Times

PAUL: Ron Paul Revolution: GOP’s last best hope - Washington Times

In testimony, Petraeus says he always saw Benghazi as terrorism - The Hill's DEFCON Hill

In testimony, Petraeus says he always saw Benghazi as terrorism - The Hill's DEFCON Hill

Gov. Walker Says No To State Exchanges

 
It is with relief that I can report that Gov. Scott Walker has rejected the option to set up state Obamacare exchanges.  Here is his letter to Secretary Sebelius. 

This is a start, but Wisconsin needs to simply nullify it and refuse to allow its implementation within our borders.  If nullification was good enough for Thomas Jefferson it should be good enough for Gov. Walker and the state of Wisconsin.

Alaska governor refuses to commit to state insurance exchange – Tenth Amendment Center Blog

Alaska governor refuses to commit to state insurance exchange – Tenth Amendment Center Blog

PCU Anchorage Stops in Manzanillo, Mexico Naval Today

PCU Anchorage Stops in Manzanillo, Mexico Naval Today

S.C. Governor Haley says no to health exchanges – Tenth Amendment Center Blog

S.C. Governor Haley says no to health exchanges – Tenth Amendment Center Blog

Dozens of States Reject Participating in Pro-Abortion Obamacare | LifeNews.com

Dozens of States Reject Participating in Pro-Abortion Obamacare | LifeNews.com

RIA Novosti: Russia, Bulgaria Sign Gas Supply Deal for Next Decade

RIA NovostiRussia, Bulgaria Sign Gas Supply Deal for Next Decade     Russia, Bulgaria Sign Gas Supply Deal for Next Decade
19:36 15/11/2012 Russia’s energy giant Gazprom and Bulgaria’s largest natural gas distribution company Bulgargaz signed on Thursday a new contract on the delivery of Russian gas to Bulgaria for the period until 2022.>>

RIA Novosti: Russia, Bulgaria Ink Deal on South Stream Pipeline Stretch

RIA NovostiRussia, Bulgaria Ink Deal on South Stream Pipeline Stretch        Russia, Bulgaria Ink Deal on South Stream Pipeline Stretch
15:52 15/11/2012 Gazprom and Bulgaria signed a final deal on Thursday to build the Bulgarian stretch of the South Stream gas pipeline project to bring Russian natural gas to Europe along the Black Sea seabed bypassing transit countries, Gazprom said.>>

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Call Congress

Ron Paul Speaks On The States Secession Demands By Petitions To The White House

MacIver Institute: Wisconsin Faces Big Obamacare Decision.

Commander, Naval Forces Europe Visits Rota Spain

Northwoods Patriots: WISCONSIN DOES NOT WANT OBAMACARE OR STATE HEALTH ...

Northwoods Patriots: WISCONSIN DOES NOT WANT OBAMACARE OR STATE HEALTH ...: Scott Walker may cave and implement ObamaCare exchange in Wisconsin . Please contact your own representatives and Wisconsin legislativ...

STRATFOR: Rocket Attacks on Tel Aviv and Regional Implications

Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief to Discuss Mistrals with Shipbuilders Naval Today

Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief to Discuss Mistrals with Shipbuilders Naval Today

TSA Shelves Body Scanners

TSA Shelves Body Scanners

UK: ‘Eyes of the Fleet’ Join Forces Naval Today

UK: ‘Eyes of the Fleet’ Join Forces Naval Today

IDF Targeting 70 Underground Launching Sites in Gaza • IDF Blog | The Official Blog of the Israel Defense Forces

IDF Targeting 70 Underground Launching Sites in Gaza • IDF Blog | The Official Blog of the Israel Defense Forces

During the past hour, during a rapid and coordinated military strike, the IDF targeted approximately 70 underground medium range (up to 40 km) rocket launching sites in the Gaza Strip. Direct hits were confirmed.

The sites that have been targeted were positively identified by precise intelligence collected over the course of months.

The aim of targeting these sites is to significantly impair the rocket launching capability of terror organizations in the Gaza Strip.

Hamas has turned the Gaza Strip into a frontal base for Iran, terrorizing the residents of the State of Israel and forcing them to live under unbearable circumstances.

The IDF will continue to target sites that are used to carry out terror attacks against Israeli citizens.

An Agenda To Move Wisconsin Forward

On Jay Weber's radio show he had callers give their agenda for Scott Walker and the Republicans in Wisconsin.

Wish List | The Jay Weber Show - The Jay Weber Show

Here is the audience’s new/continuing Wish List for Scott Walker and the Republicans in Madison.

1. Bring back TABOR or some permanent taxpayer bill of rights that caps future property tax increases.

2. Pass a true balanced budget amendment that doesn’t allow for fudged budgeting like Doyle did.

3. End the minimum markup law.

4. Revamp the Government Accountability Board to be more impartial or eliminate it completely

5. Eliminate the state income tax on retiree pensions to help keep them in Wisconsin.

6. Freeze the property taxes of retirees to keep retirees here in Wisconsin.

7. Repeal the law that allows the state to kill off Indian team nicknames.

8. Exempt active military from state income taxes.

9. Change the state law to make MATC and other tech school boards accountable to either the governor or the taxpayers.

10. Recall election reform.

11. Legislation that bans lawmakers from fleeing the state to avoid votes and has real consequences.

12. Eliminate the Secretary of State position.

13. Kill off/repeal the bill passed during the Doyle years that requires schools to teach Labor history.

14. Require Drug Testing for all recipients on Public Assistance/Welfare.

15. Pursue the State Sovereignty Resolution. It basically reaffirms that all powers not explicitly given to the Feds remain with the people and the states.


Read more: http://www.jaywebershow.com/?article=10570778#ixzz2CK3KG79c

h/t: Wisconsin Upper Michigan News and Information

Wounded Warrior Trials Kick Off in Hawaii

Australia keen on developing maritime security in Indian ocean - Hindustan Times

Australia keen on developing maritime security in Indian ocean - Hindustan Times

Russia: Construction of Project 22350 Frigate About to Begin Naval Today

Russia: Construction of Project 22350 Frigate About to Begin Naval Today

STRATFOR: Israeli Forces Strike Gaza (raw footage)

USS Anchorage Transits Panama Canal for the First Time Naval Today

USS Anchorage Transits Panama Canal for the First Time Naval Today

Wisconsin Republicans Propose Law To Arrest Any Official Trying To Implement Obamacare…

Wisconsin Republicans Propose Law To Arrest Any Official Trying To Implement Obamacare…

Reason.tv: Oklahoma Doctors vs. Obamacare

COMMON CENTS: Hey State Controlled Media - The Country is actual...

COMMON CENTS: Hey State Controlled Media - The Country is actual...: Just not fast enough.  You may not find this anywhere else but both geographically and by raw numbers the country is trending (slightly) Re...

RIA Novosti: China Unveils Yi Long UAV

RIA NovostiChina Unveils Yi Long UAV China Unveils Yi Long UAV
10:35 14/11/2012 China has unveiled for the first time its Yi Long unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) local media reported on Wednesday, which its makers claim is far cheaper than its Israeli and American analogs at less than $1 million.>>

IDF Disperses Leaflets Above Gaza Strip • IDF Blog | The Official Blog of the Israel Defense Forces

IDF Disperses Leaflets Above Gaza Strip • IDF Blog | The Official Blog of the Israel Defense Forces

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Ben Swann: Do States Actually Have The Right To Secede?

BREAKING: Forced abortion no longer an option in case of pregnant disabled woman, judge rules | LifeSiteNews.com

BREAKING: Forced abortion no longer an option in case of pregnant disabled woman, judge rules | LifeSiteNews.com

U.S. Navy: P-3 Team Protects the Fleet, One flight at a Time

GOA Alert: Senate to vote on the Federal Land Seizure Act on Thursday

Gun Owners of America

Senate to vote on the Federal Land Seizure Act on Thursday
Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) -- who is “F” rated by Gun Owners of America -- is pushing a “hunting” bill that authorizes the Obama administration almost unlimited power to seize private lands for “environmental” purposes.

 
Anti-gun Majority Leader Harry Reid has scheduled Tester’s bill for a vote, and it will probably take place on Thursday.

 

 
BACKGROUND

 
(1) When the “wetlands” provisions of the Clean Water Act were originally enacted, no one could have foreseen that a landowner would go to prison for applying clean dirt to a junkyard adjacent to a sewer, which was determined to be “wetlands.” But environmentalists have been brilliant in taking seemingly innocuous programs and massively expanding them through fraudulent interpretations or tiny loopholes.

 
(2) S. 3525 has “sweeteners.” It allows archery bows to be transported through national parks under very limited circumstances, although Obama could do this by administrative fiat. It also allows, but does not mandate, Pittman-Robertson funds to be used for target ranges. But none of these small discretionary provisions offset the potential damage this does to the rights of individual landowners.

 
(3) THE ISSUE OF LOST OPPORTUNITY: If this is the Democrats’ sop to gun owners, it may make it a lot more difficult to secure national concealed carry reciprocity or to stop anti-gun measures and treaties.
 

THE CENTRAL PROBLEM WITH S. 3525


The central problem with the bill is that it allows seizure of private lands for “aquatic habitats” [Sections 201(8) and 204 (d) (2)]. The definition of this term is limitless and includes seizure of lands in order to “protec[t] the quality and quantity of water sources” and to “serv[e] as a buffer protecting the aquatic environment.” [Section 201 (2)]

 
Thus, a factory that “pollutes” can be seized to protect an “aquatic habitat.” The only real limit on seizure in Section 204 is the requirement that the government manage the seized property “in accordance with the purposes of this subtitle.”
 

WHO ARE THE DECISION MAKERS?


The National Fish Habitat Board consists of 27 members. The initial members (Obama appointees) select the remaining members. Thus while the “commercial fishing industry” supposedly has a representative, you can bet that that fisherman is an Obama-supporter and will support his agenda.
 
The board then enters into “partnerships” with, inter alia, outside groups. And you can bet that every liberal environmental organization in the country will now be feeding at this pig sty. The outside groups recommend fish habitat programs and plans for seizing private lands.
 
Bottom line: This will give immense powers to unelected bureaucrats -- a clear violation of the Separation of Powers which our Founders implemented as a way of protecting our rights.
 
WHAT ABOUT SECTION 211 (e) (2)?

 
This supposedly requires the consent of landowners prior to having their lands seized. But, note the sneaky loophole: Section 211 (e) (2) applies only to property that is being seized with federal funds and, under Section 204 (e), half the funds need to come from non-federal sources.

 
So while this section is put forward as a “protection,” it actually doesn’t provide total immunity because the government can take a land owner’s property using non-federal funds -- and there is no protection in the bill against that.


 

Ron Paul's Farewell Speech to Congress: We Must Reject Coercion as a Tool to Mold Social and Economic Behavior

Ron Paul's Farewell Speech to Congress: We Must Reject Coercion as a Tool to Mold Social and Economic Behavior

Hooray! Bankrupt California Is Now a One-Party State!

Hooray! Bankrupt California Is Now a One-Party State!

Ron Paul's Congressional Farewell Speech

Alaska Pride: Finally, An Alaska Media Outlet Covers The Alaska ...

Alaska Pride: Finally, An Alaska Media Outlet Covers The Alaska ...: National media and various state and local media have been busily covering the secession petition campaign launched through the White House ...

Frank: 'Zero chance' of sequester deal without massive military cuts - The Hill's DEFCON Hill

Frank: 'Zero chance' of sequester deal without massive military cuts - The Hill's DEFCON Hill

Stratfor - Israeli Airstrikes Pound Gaza (raw footage)

Suspect Missile Cargo Seized From Chinese Ship Heading for Syria | Maritime News | Maritime Executive Magazine

Suspect Missile Cargo Seized From Chinese Ship Heading for Syria | Maritime News | Maritime Executive Magazine

Way Up North: The Sportsmen's Act of 2012 Update: Another Land Grab

Way Up North: The Sportsmen's Act of 2012: If enacted, S. 3525 would combine various other bills as a legislative package supporting hunting, fishing and recreational activities and ...

Update: now that I've seen what GOA has to say about it, I've changed my mind. It's another land grab masquerading as them doing us a favor.

Texas Rep. nominates Gingrich for Speaker - The Hill

Texas Rep. nominates Gingrich for Speaker - The Hill

UK: New Royal Fleet Auxiliary Tankers to Be Called Tide Class Naval Today

UK: New Royal Fleet Auxiliary Tankers to Be Called Tide Class Naval Today

Navy Headlines for November 14th, 2012

Live Updates: Operation Pillar of Defense on Terror Targets in Gaza

Live Updates: Operation Pillar of Defense on Terror Targets in Gaza

In response to the incessant rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip – more than 700 have struck Israel since the beginning of the year, and more than 120 since Saturday – the IDF has launched a widespread campaign against terror targets in Gaza. The operation, called Pillar of Defense, has two main goals: to protect Israeli civilians and to cripple the terrorist infrastructure in Gaza.

This post will provide updates as they become available. All times are Israeli time (GMT +2). Times are approximate. Post last updated at 8:50 PM on Nov. 14.
 
8:35 PM: The Iron Dome has intercepted 13 rockets fired from the Gaza Strip.
 
8:30 PM: The Israeli Navy has struck terror sites in the Gaza Strip.

Read more: http://www.idfblog.com/2012/11/14/live-updates-idf-terror-targets-gaza/

India to Buy More Russian Frigates Naval Today

India to Buy More Russian Frigates Naval Today

Reason.tv - Ladies, We're Screwed: Why Obama's Re-election is Bad for Choice

STRATFOR: Israeli Airstrike Kills Hamas Military Commander (raw footage of aftermath)

U.S. Army: Leaders commend boy dedicated to serve

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Week later, more than 300,000 Ohio votes remain uncounted | WashingtonExaminer.com

Week later, more than 300,000 Ohio votes remain uncounted | WashingtonExaminer.com

Texas Secession Petition Tops Goal – Requires Review By White House

Texas Secession Petition Tops Goal – Requires Review By White House

Obama's Re-Election Drives Woman To Run Over Husband

Gilbert PD: Daniel Solomon run over by wife, Holly Solomon, for not voting

STRATFOR: Syrian Conflict Spills into Israel

Governor Nikki Haley takes media questions

W.H. Petition Calls for Stripping Citizenship and Exile for Anyone Who Signs Petition to Secede

W.H. Petition Calls for Stripping Citizenship and Exile for Anyone Who Signs Petition to Secede

Welcome to the Rand Paul evolution - Manu Raju - POLITICO.com

Welcome to the Rand Paul evolution - Manu Raju - POLITICO.com

Rick Perry opposes secession for Texas - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

Rick Perry opposes secession for Texas - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

USC, Russian Defense Ministry to Review Contract for Ivan Gren Landing Ship Naval Today

USC, Russian Defense Ministry to Review Contract for Ivan Gren Landing Ship Naval Today

Pro-Life Gov. Bobby Jindal Mum on Whether He Will Run in 2016 | LifeNews.com

Pro-Life Gov. Bobby Jindal Mum on Whether He Will Run in 2016 | LifeNews.com

Colorado Counties Have More Voters Than People | RedState

Colorado Counties Have More Voters Than People | RedState

REPUBLIC of TEXAS! 30,000 Citizens Sign White House Petition to Secede from the Union | RedState

REPUBLIC of TEXAS! 30,000 Citizens Sign White House Petition to Secede from the Union | RedState

Nice Losers

Nice Losers

Does Illegal Voting by Non-Citizens Concern Homeland Security?

Does Illegal Voting by Non-Citizens Concern Homeland Security?

Founding Fathers Quote

Our attachment to no nation upon earth should supplant our attachment to liberty.

Thomas Jefferson

israel today | Israel News | Gaza rockets continue; Israelis have had enough - israel today | Israel News

israel today | Israel News | Gaza rockets continue; Israelis have had enough - israel today | Israel News

STRATFOR: Venezuela's Geographic Challenge

Bishop: Catholic Church Will Defy Obama Abortion-HHS Mandate | LifeNews.com

Bishop: Catholic Church Will Defy Obama Abortion-HHS Mandate | LifeNews.com

I am so proud of the Church for not backing down.  This law is unconstitutional and against our faith and should not be followed.  Let's hope the states continue to oppose Obamacare also.  We should all pray that this law is never implemented and that the Supreme Court rules it unconstitutional under religious liberty.

Mossad Tried to Kill Saddam With Exploding Book: Report - ABC News

Mossad Tried to Kill Saddam With Exploding Book: Report - ABC News

Monday, November 12, 2012

Way Up North: Petition for Alaskan Independence

Way Up North: Petition for Alaskan Independence: Jenny just brought this to my attention: We petition the obama administration to: Peacefully grant the State of Alaska to withdraw fro...

Reports: Petraeus' affair uncovered by string of Gmail messages - The Hill's Hillicon Valley

Reports: Petraeus' affair uncovered by string of Gmail messages - The Hill's Hillicon Valley

Shorting The Ron Paul Supporters Was The Beginning Of The End For Romney And The GOP

By ignoring Ron Paul and his supporters, the Republican Party doomed itself to failure. The arrogance which the Romney campaign and the RNC showed through the primary and especially the convention led to lower voter turn out. This video perfectly shows how the Republicans worked to undermine the state and local parties to vest more control at the national level.



I hope you took the time to watch the video, as it shows once again that even establishment Republicans were disgusted by the power grab. I think it is amazing that so many people gave Romney a pass on changing the rules after-the-fact to diminish Ron Paul's support at the convention. The Republican Party is supposed to stand for the rules. The momentary power they gained by cheating probably cost them the election.

Here is a good article breaking down how much support Ron Paul had in some key states Romney lost. Imagine how many of those voters might have supported the party if Ron Paul had been given a prime speaking spot at the convention and treated like a member of the Republican family. The excuse for cheating him out of a speaking spot was that he was not endorsing Romney, because he is a man of principle, and might discuss issues important to him, like ending the fed. Instead, RINO's like Chris Christie received the majority of the time. In the case of Christie, he spent his speech discussing how great he is and of course we all know how he embraced Obama days before the election.

Now tell me, who did more harm to Romney? Ron Paul standing on principle or Chris Christie heaping praise on Obama? Romney should have won this by a landslide. He didn't because voters stayed home because there was not a large enough difference between him and Obama. He already showed at the convention he was as hungry for power as Obama, he offered no details on how he would balance the budget or pay for increases in military spending. When you add to that he didn't want to name a single department he would cut or stand for civil liberties there simply wasn't much to get excited about for voters.

Now the Republican leadership, which consists of RINO's like John Boehner and Mitch McConnell, is already talking about caving in to Obama and the Democrats on issues like tax increases and amnesty. Even more shocking some of the Republican governors now may start instituting Obamamcare instead of standing up and nullifying the law. They would rather be part of the problem than the solution. This will lead to the destruction of the Republican Party, in my opinion.

These RINO's do have opponents in the party like Jim Demint and Rand Paul. Rand Paul, in the video below is mentioned by big government lover, Bill Kristol, as a potential force in the 2016 presidential primary. I agree with him however I believe he is mentioning it as a rallying call to attack Rand Paul, as he is a threat to the establishment.



While that video is fun to watch I disagree with several points made in it. Not all Libertarians are pro-gay marriage and pro-abortion. Ron Paul, Judge Napolitano, and myself just to mention a few, are pro-life. I do not believe you can have liberty if you are denied your life before you are even born. But, even looking at most Libertarians position these issues would become states rights to decide, which would lead to banning abortion in many states; which would do more for the pro-life community than Bush or any pro-life president has.

The way to win is with a pro-liberty, less government message and details matter; no one is buying 'just trust us' anymore.

Business Insider: James Bond Lets The 'Sky Fall' On Disney In Franchise's Biggest Opening Ever—Here's Your Box-Office Roundup


UK: LB04 Arrives at Rosyth Dockyard Naval Today

UK: LB04 Arrives at Rosyth Dockyard Naval Today

Nation's Seventh Littoral Combat Ship Takes Shape | Maritime News | Maritime Executive Magazine

Nation's Seventh Littoral Combat Ship Takes Shape | Maritime News | Maritime Executive Magazine

Broadwell: Petraeus Knew of Benghazi Plea for Help - Defense/Security - News - Israel National News

Broadwell: Petraeus Knew of Benghazi Plea for Help - Defense/Security - News - Israel National News

US Navy to Send USS Enterprise’s Fuel to Idaho Naval Today

US Navy to Send USS Enterprise’s Fuel to Idaho Naval Today

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Ron Paul: People Around the Country Don't Believe What they Hear in DC


Gov. Scott Walker: Veterans Day

Johnny Cash sings The Battle Hymn Of The Republic

Master Chief Petty Officer of US Navy Sends 2012 Veterans Day Message Naval Today

Master Chief Petty Officer of US Navy Sends 2012 Veterans Day Message Naval Today

Joe Miller: Post Election Breakdown

SSGT Barry Sadler, Ballad of the Green Beret

Figaros Pizza Honors Veterans

The other day I received a coupon in my email from Figaros Pizza for a free medium, one topping pizza for any veterans or active duty member. Today I went to pick up my pizza with one of my sons. The young girl behind the counter asked me to hold on for a second and out comes a woman, I assume a manager or owner, with a beaming smile so rarely seen in the restaurant industry.

She handed me my pizza and as I turned to leave she reached out and grabbed by hand and with total sincerity she looked me in the eyes and said "Thank you so very much for your service." I instantly thought my son had just seen that. It made me beam with pride. Since moving to Wisconsin going on 8 years ago, I can count on both of my hands how many times someone has thanked me for my service.

We should reward businesses who reach out to the veterans of our community. I hope you will consider stopping by a local Figaros and giving them some business and maybe mention their support for veterans as the reason for your visit.

Live Updates: Gaza Attacks on IDF Soldiers and Israeli Civilians

Live Updates: Gaza Attacks on IDF Soldiers and Israeli Civilians

Way Up North: I Was A Sailor Once

Way Up North: I Was A Sailor Once: Reflections of a Blackshoe by Vice Admiral Harold Koenig, USN (Ret), M.D. I like the Navy. I like standing on the bridge wing at sun...

Live Updates: Gaza Attacks on IDF Soldiers and Israeli Civilians

Live Updates: Gaza Attacks on IDF Soldiers and Israeli Civilians

Veterans Day And Honor

We are supposed to honor our armed forces and the veterans who have sacrificed for our freedom today, but what is honor anymore?  Does our society, or our leaders, really honor those who give some or all anymore?  Honor goes beyond the pomp, parade, and pretense of some.  To truly honor them we must be honorable ourselves and worthy of their sacrifice. 

Are we truly worthy of the cost of our freedom of which so many of us take for granted.  Each of us must search our hearts for that place of honor that makes us worthy of the extraordinary sacrifice made for our freedoms. 

We honor them by keeping our freedoms safe at home and not handing them over without so much as a whimper.  We honor them by electing leaders who will bring this country back to the foundations that established those very freedoms to begin with.  We honor them by raising our children to cherish their God, their family, and that freedom above all else and that it is worth that sacrifice. 

Those of us who have not served honor them by humbling ourselves in their memory for serving in our stead because we could not, or would not, serve ourselves.  Those of us who have served honor them by entertaining the ghosts of all that was done and lost in the name of God and country.  We must do this so that the dishonor of those leaders and citizens who do not care for or sacrifice anything for their freedoms does not touch or tarnish the beauty, the greatness, and the frailty of what was so selflessly given. 

Thank you to the most exceptional among us who answered the call knowing the cost; may I never be unworthy of your sacrifice and honor you all the days of my life.

Thank you to my veteran, my loving husband, who sacrificed so much more than anyone will ever know. 

IDF Responds to Mortar Shell in Golan Heights • IDF Blog | The Official Blog of the Israel Defense Forces

IDF Responds to Mortar Shell in Golan Heights • IDF Blog | The Official Blog of the Israel Defense Forces

Founding Fathers Quote

Gentlemen, you will permit me to put on my spectacles, for, I have grown not only gray, but almost blind in the service of my country.

George Washington

I am a Lucky One by Barry Sadler

Veterans Day: Army Vet Runs Across Country, Planting Flags for Fallen Soldiers - ABC News

Veterans Day: Army Vet Runs Across Country, Planting Flags for Fallen Soldiers - ABC News

Joe Miller: Alaska Killer Whales vs. Witty Otter

What an amazing story. Sad and triumphant at the same time. Shows that small miracles do happen every day. Read more about this story at the link I provided below the video.

 

Restoring Liberty's Viral "Witty Otter" Video: The Rest of the Story and New Footage - http://joemiller.us/2012/11/restoring-libertys-viral-witty-otter-video-the-rest-of-the-story-and-new-footage/

Happy Veterans Day


To all my fellow veterans and their families, happy Veteran's Day. A special thank you to the current men and women and their families serving in Afghanistan. God bless you all and our great Republic.

Video: School bus worker chokes autistic boy - Schools - MiamiHerald.com

Video: School bus worker chokes autistic boy - Schools - MiamiHerald.com

Shays unloads on McMahon campaign

Shays unloads on McMahon campaign

U.S. Army: Veterans Day 2012 - Soldier for Life