Such a question can only go right to the top. In this case I think we finally got to bottom of this burning issue. Thank goodness we were able to get a handle on it before the government shutdown. Whew!
Some thing is afoot. Perhaps some thing that will eventually lead to a powerful light being played into a corner, where a dark grimy sinister secret is being stored.Part of the UK & Europe’s Main Stream Media are playing out small ‘feeder’ lines concerning the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, on September 11, 2012.Why did the CIA let a crazed al-Qaeda mob kill America’s ambassador? Moment by moment, the atrocity that’s sent the U.S. into a frenzy of suspicionPop up ‘feeds’ are done to plant a story into the subconscious part of the readers mind, the line is released slowly over a period of time until a specific article is ready to be released to coincide with a damning report. It wouldn’t be the first time the UK’s media have released a report that never reached across the pond to its sister papers, and vice versa.
The twilight world of blogging has changed all of that.. Yours Aye.
If you think people who decide to protect themselves are crazy, you either have not been in any situation that’s caused you to feel that way, or you’re completely ignorant to your surroundings–because bad things happen all over the country and all over the world.
If you choose not to be prepared for those situations, no one is going to criticize you. But it’s unacceptable to deny or limit someone else’s home-defense preparedness.
Can you guarantee me and the American people zero crime? Absolutely not. So stop limiting their ability to survive.
He also has some wise words to the anti-gun lobby at the link.
The Panera Breads near my house has good coffee. Slightly burnt, but in a good Navy way. Plus they have a frequent visitor card. That is, if you swing by often enough, you win free schtuff. Like bagels and coffee. It did not take me long to realize that the algorithm (computer program picking the winners) is set to go heavy at the beginning and slackens off with time. If you don’t spend your winnings, they languish in your account and you don’t win more. I confirmed my non-scientific findings with a couple of the coffee girls who work there. (Yes, I may be thinking too much about this.)
My point: I like Panera. I go there fairly often. And one afternoon, an enormous dude wearing a SEAL baseball cap ambled over to me. He greeted me with: Hey El Tee.
I noticed the Trident shirt and actually thought: Gee this seems like a blogpost waiting to happen. So I probably played along more than I should have.
Hi, I replied.
He asked me my job and I told him a very boring version, hoping my dull garlic would ward off this Navy vampire.
He launched into some bs story about using crypto gear when he was on the Teams. And he mentioned the gear. He spoke of it like a guy who read a magazine article on the capability. It was just a secure radio and he spoke of it like a nuke.
His daughter or granddaughter stood behind him, so I did not say anything. I did not really chat much more with him. But wished him well. I was serious-minded and did not take any of his Navy bait that I take with some of the other Navy folks I chat with. Could he have been a real SEAL? Perhaps, but unlikely. I imagined he served stateside somewhere and wanted a history. There is no shame in the truth. A hey I was a Yeoman and I served in Norfolk. I would have had more reason to chat with him if his appearance matched his story. I don’t imagine there are many 300 pound Navy SEALs. Who are so open about their service.
Then there is the story of this SEAL faker, AJ Dicken, who worked as a Lake Tahoe bartender. And the usual unusual stories began to fly:
Dicken closed the deal with a DD-214 — discharge papers saying he served 35 years in naval special warfare, 291 classified central intelligence operations, Vietnam, Panama, Iraq, awarded the bronze Star, Silver Star, Navy Cross, two Purple Hearts, six counter-terrorist service medals, and nine presidential citations.
Noyes: “Give me the one sentence pitch on the documentary, what was the documentary going to be?”
Vested: “‘A Soldier’s Story,’ based on what he gave us, the most highly decorated Navy SEAL in the history of the Navy SEALs.”
Noyes: “And you paid him the money.”
Vested: “It’s just over $50,000.”
After signing away rights to his life story, Dicken began sending page upon page of suggested plot lines. He wrote, “I have answered questions on a regular basis about what it is like to be a SEAL…What it is like to be in combat, man’s inhumanity to man, and to deal with the horrors of war…This story is my best recollection.”
But, Vested was doing his own research and uncovered a troubling fact (something the I-Team verified with the National Personnel Records Center) — that Dicken has never served a day in any branch of the U.S. Military.
Of course, AJ Dicken was no Yeoman in Norfolk. Just a bs’er.
Does Shaun Huls, former strength, conditioning and combatives coordinator for Navy Special Warfare, plan on spraying Chip Kelly’s Eagles with water while playing loud music? Worked with the SEALs, right?
It is Monday, which means: time to play our favorite game – guess which SEAL Team!?! Look at the below picture verrrrry carefully before guessing. Is it SEAL Team 2? Or maybe, quite possibly, the shadowy operators from SEAL Team 6? Could be, could be:
I don’t truly understand suicide. I’ve had the challenge of being around four suicide attempts in my Navy career. All were unsuccessful, thankfully. In one, one of my best buddies in language school, despondent over low grades, went to a motel with a bottle of Jack and a rusty knife. And the hotel staff found him in the morning, bloody and alive. It was strange, me and another of our friends were doing well at the same language. And our buddy (who attempted suicide) would not let us help him with his studies. We were happy to see him alive and able to get the help he needed. He left the Navy and returned to a job he was effective at. We were compassionate with him, but somewhat puzzled about it. (I know that may sound unfeeling, but it is the truth.)
A senior member of the U.S. Navy’s elite SEAL unit has died in Afghanistan, the Defense Department said on Sunday, and media reports said the death was a possible suicide.
Commander Job Price, 42, of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, died on Saturday of a non-combat related injury in central Afghanistan’s Uruzgan Province, the Pentagon said in a statement.
“This incident is currently under investigation,” it said.
Price was assigned to a Naval Special Warfare unit in Virginia Beach, Virginia, the statement said.
NBC News and CNN quoted unnamed military officials as saying that the death was being looked at as a possible suicide.
Lieutenant David Lloyd, a spokesman for Naval Special Warfare Group Two, which comprises the four SEAL teams on the U.S. East Coast, declined to comment on the cause of death, saying it was under investigation.
I wish the Commander’s family and teammates well during this trying time. RIP, Sir.
UC Santa Cruz is not the first college that comes to mind when SEAL Team recruiting is discussed. But Kevin Ebbert, a UCSC grad and SEAL, was KIA in Afghanistan and Governor Brown had the flag flown at half-mast in Sacramento to honor Kevin’s sacrifice. RIP, Shipmate.