Thursday, February 07, 2013

What the Most Prominent Latina in the U.S. Thinks About Immigration Reform - NationalJournal.com

What the Most Prominent Latina in the U.S. Thinks About Immigration Reform - NationalJournal.com

Foreign governments lobbying hard in favor of immigration reform - The Hill's Global Affairs

Foreign governments lobbying hard in favor of immigration reform - The Hill's Global Affairs

VIDEO: Spanish Aircraft Carrier ‘Principe de Asturias’ to Conclude Her Operational Life Naval Today

VIDEO: Spanish Aircraft Carrier ‘Principe de Asturias’ to Conclude Her Operational Life Naval Today

Rand Paul on Foreign Policy at the Heritage Foundation

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

STRATFOR: The Risks of Egypt's Outreach to Iran

US Navy’s Fifth LCS to Be Outfitted with State of the Art Waterjets Naval Today

US Navy’s Fifth LCS to Be Outfitted with State of the Art Waterjets Naval Today

U.S. Navy: All Hands Magazine Online Recruit Division Commander Training Preview

Gun Owners of America: Oppose Joe Manchin's Veterans Gun Ban and National Gun Registry

Gun Owners of America

Oppose Joe Manchin’s Veterans Gun Ban
and National Gun Registry
Reports out of Capitol Hill reveal that just-reelected turncoat West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin is about to stick a big knife in the back of American gun owners. And to make matters worse, he's lying about what he’s doing.

Both Manchin and House anti-gun crazy Carolyn McCarthy are claiming to be “working with NRA” to enact gun bans and national gun registries. NRA says flatly that Manchin is lying, and we believe he is. (The Hill, 1/24/13)

Ironically, Manchin was the “gun owner's best friend” on November 5 -- the day before his reelection to a six-year term let him to pull a great big “gotcha” on those West Virginians who were tricked into believing his representations.

But make no mistake about it: Joe Manchin’s draft would impose a gun ban on veterans and would set up the framework for a national gun registry.

150,000 honest law-abiding veterans are currently in the NICS system. They didn’t do anything wrong; they honorably served their country. But when they sought VA counseling for a traumatic combat experience, the VA appointed a fiduciary to oversee their fiscal affairs and then took away their guns. And, again, there are 150,000 honest veterans in the system.

New York Senator Charles Schumer viciously fought a Coburn amendment on the DoD bill which would require that veterans get their day in court before their rights were taken away from them, and he won.

What the Manchin bill is about is insuring that “bad guys” like veterans can’t get guns. And, under Barack Obama's “Executive Action #1,” the NICS list could soon include tens of millions of additional soldiers, police, firemen, and other law-abiding Americans.

But veteran disarmament is not the only problem with Joe Manchin’s gun ban.

Manchin's bill would set the framework for a national gun registry and impose a chokehold on gun sales. There are at least four big reasons for this:

FIRST: Every gun owner in the country would have a “Form 4473.” Increasingly, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives are going into gun dealerships and illegally copying all of those 4473's.

SECOND: The FBI refuses to tell us how or whether it's complying with federal law by destroying the Brady Check names, rather than keeping them for a national gun registry.

THIRD: As it is, the Brady Check system is breaking down on days such as last year’s Black Friday -- outlawing all gun purchases. If you have to drive 200 miles from your farm to sell your gun to your neighbor, this effectively outlaws any efforts to sell or buy a gun.

FOURTH: Increasingly, the FBI is blocking transfers because someone’s name is “similar” to someone else. When the legal purchaser complains, the FBI's response is “Sue us!”

ACTION: Please click here to contact your U.S. Senators. Ask them to oppose Joe Manchin’s veterans gun ban and national gun registry.

Georgia: Broun Files Senate Paperwork Ahead of Afternoon Campaign Launch

Georgia: Broun Files Senate Paperwork Ahead of Afternoon Campaign Launch

Air Force outlines dire sequestration fallout - Air Force News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Air Force Times

Air Force outlines dire sequestration fallout - Air Force News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Air Force Times

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

STRATFOR: Venezuela's Next Political Transition

Feinstein demands more details on armed drone strikes against US citizens - The Hill's DEFCON Hill

Feinstein demands more details on armed drone strikes against US citizens - The Hill's DEFCON Hill

RIA Novosti: Russia's New Stealth Corvette to Start Trials in March

RIA NovostiRussian stealth corvette the BoykyRussia's New Stealth Corvette to Start Trials in March
21:04 04/02/2013 The crew of new Russian stealth corvette the Boyky, the third Project 20380 (Steregushchy class) vessel, will begin state trials in March, Baltic Fleet spokesman Capt. 2nd Class Vladimir Matveyev said Monday.>>

Obama Admin Has Lost 10 of 14 HHS Abortion Mandate Decisions | LifeNews.com

Obama Admin Has Lost 10 of 14 HHS Abortion Mandate Decisions | LifeNews.com

Peter Schiff: Soon in America, retirement will be as rare as a a single income household

Reason.tv - The Plight of the Alpha Female: Kay Hymowitz

Sen. Johnson: Obama health law 'greatest assault on our freedom' - The Hill's Healthwatch

Sen. Johnson: Obama health law 'greatest assault on our freedom' - The Hill's Healthwatch

Navy Reminds Sailors to Prepare for Upcoming Physical Fitness Assessment

Chief of Staff Awarded U.S. Legion of Merit

Chief of Staff Awarded U.S. Legion of Merit

Navy Under Secretary not worried about F-35B grounding | Defense Tech

Navy Under Secretary not worried about F-35B grounding | Defense Tech

Sheriffs, States and the Supreme Court – Tenth Amendment Center

http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2013/02/03/sheriffs-states-and-the-supreme-court/

STRATFOR: Nigeria's Geographic Challenge

A.M. Links: Obama Administration Memo on Assassinating Americans Leaked, Over 50 Countries Involved in CIA Torture Program, Oregon Baker Being Investigated After Refusing to Make Wedding Cake for Gay Couple, Chadian Troops Enter Mali

A.M. Links: Obama Administration Memo on Assassinating Americans Leaked, Over 50 Countries Involved in CIA Torture Program, Oregon Baker Being Investigated After Refusing to Make Wedding Cake for Gay Couple, Chadian Troops Enter Mali

USS Olympia Visits Singapore Naval Today

USS Olympia Visits Singapore Naval Today

Marine Corps: Celebrating 72 years of the 1st Marine Division

Rear Adm. Kurta Discusses Changes to PTS

U.S. Navy: Country Current performs "Missouri"



"The U.S. Navy Band Country Current performs their original song "Missouri", a tribute to the Show Me state and everything that makes it great. The song was written by MU1 Kenny Ray Horton."

Reason.tv: Three Flushes for American Capitalism!

Monday, February 04, 2013

Release: Coast Guard helicopter crew medevacs man from tanker in Gulf of Mexico

News Release

Coast Guard helicopter crew medevacs man from tanker in Gulf of Mexico

http://www.dvidshub.net/video/280662/coast-guard-helicopter-crew-medevacs-man-tanker-gulf-mexico#.UQ4qVFrjmc8
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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A man was medically evacuated from a 435-foot tank ship by a Coast Guard helicopter crew Saturday evening, approximately 50 miles southeast of the Texas-Mexico border.

The Stolt Flamenco crew contacted Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders at about 2:30 p.m. and requested a medevac for a Filipino crewmember who was struck by a crane while working on deck and had lost feeling in the lower half of his body.

The watchstanders deployed crews aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter to recover the man and an HU-25 Falcon jet to provide communications cover.

"We train regularly for hoisting such as this, although because of this ship's configuration, we had to hoist from about 110 feet," said Lt. Garrett Barker, the pilot conducting the hoist. "We were thankful to have the 2105 Falcon jet assisting us, who was able to get on scene well in advance to confirm the ship's position and get the crew prepared. We did not have a lot of fuel to spare, so every minute saved really made a difference for us in having enough time to safely conduct our hoists."

The helicopter crew hoisted the man aboard and dropped him off to an awaiting EMS crew at Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport at 6:50 p.m. and was taken to Brownsville Valley Baptist hospital.
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Date: Feb 3, 2013
 
Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi
 
 
Office: (361) 438-0176