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Congressman Donald Bacon
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Col Conrad E. Reynolds
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Congressman Brian Mast
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First Sergeant Jarrid "Jay" Collins
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Congressman Mark Green
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Congressman Michael G. Waltz
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Congressman Steve Stivers
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Congressman Scott G. Perry
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Congressman Daniel R. Crenshaw
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Lt. Col. Robert "Buzz" Patterson
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Congressman Michael J. Gallagher
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Congressman Lee Zeldin
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Sgt Thomas J. Norton
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Congressman John Bergman
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Governor Ron DeSantis
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Congressman Trent Kelly
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Captain Erik A Aadland
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Congressman Paul Broun
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Cdr Jake Ellzey
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Former Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke
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Maj Samuel Peters
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Col Gregory Raths
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Congressman James Banks
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Captain Noah V. Malgeri
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Senator Thomas Cotton
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New Immigration Act and Chechen Terrorists Who Struck in Boston (1)

 This is the first of a three part discussion of the new 884 page Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act

Eight years ago while serving with the FBI, the press often reported that there were 11 million illegal immigrants in the US, information I had access to indicated the numbers were higher.  Today, the left of center liberal media establishment still reports there are 11 million illegal immigrants in the US, indicating for over the last 8 years not one single illegal immigrant has entered the United States.   According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immigration/to the United States  between 700,000 and 1.5 million illegal immigrants enter the US and take residency each year.  If you the lower figure of 700,000 were used, then 5.6 million illegal immigrants would have entered the US over the last 8 years; using the low estimate of how many illegal immigrants have taken residency over the last 8 years and the 11 million figure the press has been using for many years, a very conservative figure of 16.6 million illegal immigrants is a more correct number that are in the country according to the Wikipedia study.  Another source for the number of estimated illegal immigrants in the US is to use the number listed in the NPR’s  Study Details Lives of Illegal Immigrants in U.S.of 20 million which is a corrected number often used today in other editorials.  Using both studies, the most probable average number of illegals Immigrates in the US today is somewhere between 16.6 and 20 million; the conservative figure would be 18+ million, not the 11 million figure promulgated by the press year after year. The 844 page Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act currently being negotiated in the US Senate by the gang of 8 Senators keeps referring to 11 million illegal immigrants, not the 18+ million illegal immigrates currently residing in the US.

The terrorist bombing attack in Boston that was executed by two Chechen terrorists on April 15th should be considered for National Security reasons in drafting the new Immigration Act, because of how the two Chechen terrorist operated under DHS’ radar, the new Immigration Act must reviewed with knowledge of the below listed information being considered before it becomes the law of the land.    Because of how the strike went down, most experienced counterterrorism analysts will tell you the two terrorists had to have significant and sustained training on how to build the explosive devices used, and how to employ them to create the largest number of casualties.  In light of the background information being developed on the Boston attack, the Senate should proceed slowly with an abundance of caution in considering its proposed new immigration policy, and the manner in which the new Act would require DHS to provide intelligence agencies with information on criminal and terrorist activities perpetrated by resident immigrants in the US.  DHS failed in that area of responsibility with regard to Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the 26-year-old terrorist killed in a wild shootout while he was aggressively charging,  firing his weapons, and throwing explosives devices at the Watertown Police Officers and members of the Massachusetts State Police. 

In January 2011, the Russia’s intelligence service warned the FBI that Tamerlan Tsarnaev had global Jihadist connections and was a follower of radical Islam. In January 2011, two Special Agents of the FBI from the Bureau’s Boston Field Office interviewed Tamerlan and his family members; they told Tamerlan it was “a prophylactic interview, so that no one sets off bombs on the streets of Boston.”  The FBI relayed to Russian intelligence that they did not find any terrorism activity, domestic, or foreign in their investigation.  One year later in January 2012, Tamerlan traveled to Chechnya, and Dagestan, the predominately Muslim Republics of the north Caucasus region of Russia to work with underground groups in Dagestan for 6 months, including the Caucuses Emirates.  When Tamerlan returned to the US he created a YouTube page in August 2012 in support of the Global Jihadist effort.  According to the New York Times: “Tamerlan’s page created and featured multiple jihadist videos, that he had endorsed. One video featured the preaching of Abdul al-Hamid al-Juhani, an important ideologue in Chechnya; another focused on Feiz Mohammad, an extremist Salafi Lebanese preacher based in Australia. He also created a playlist of songs by a Russian musical artist, Timur Mucuraev, one of which promoted jihad, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors statements by jihadists”.  It was readily apparent that Tamerlan had been converted by the radical Islam outreach and probably had sympathizers to his views posted on the Internet in his local Mosque.   The FBI never questioned Tamerlan when he returned from Dagestan in August 2012.  In addition, nothing was done by DHS when Tamerlan Tsarnaev, as a resident immigrant, was arrested and convicted of domestic violence in 2009 and his mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaev, was caught shoplifting (she is back in Russia). 

There are some similarities in background with the Fort Hood terrorist attack executed by Major Nidal Hassan, who had also been affected by the same radical Islam outreach that affected Tamerlan Tsarnaev.  While yelling “Allah Akbar” at the top of his lungs, Major Nidal Hassan killed 13  Army personnel in uniform (including a pregnant soldier), and wounded 32 additional military and law enforcement personnel in a premeditated terrorist attack on the Fort Hood US Army Base.  Nidal Hassan’s terrorist attack is still being referred to as work place violence by the Obama Administration (those personnel who were murdered and wounded in that terrorist act against the US military should have been issued Purple Heart Medals).  In both instances where two US citizens, perpetrated two separate terrorist attacks  (Major Hassan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev the surviving 19 year old Chechen terrorist), by federal law they can be legally re-classified as “enemy combatants, ”and they should no longer be accorded the same protection accorded to US citizens.  They should both be properly interrogated in depth to ferret out any knowledge they may have of terrorist networks in the US, and also to protect Americans from future terrorist attacks (will the Obama Administration treat Dzhokhar as an “enemy combatant” or as an American citizen and will he be given his Miranda rights so intelligence agencies will not be able to obtain important information by interrogating him?).  A review of how the current Immigration laws permitted the two Chechen terrorists to operate under the radar of DHS, even with an abundance of warnings discussed above, and how the new proposed Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act will be drafted in its final form to prevent future potential terrorists like Major Hassan and Tamerlan Tsarnaev from escaping the scrutiny of the FBI and DHS, the new Act must be reviewed and certain provisions incorporated in the act to protect the American people form potential terrorist among the 18+ million illegal Immigrants in the US.  To rapidly push thru this bill in the senate to allow 18+ million Illegal Immigrants from all over the world to be issued Work Permits, then Green Cards, that would eventually lead them to become US citizens, without proper safeguards, would be another irresponsible legislative act by Congress, like the passage of the flawed and irresponsible Obama Health Care Bill that will eventually cost $6 trillion according to the CATO Institute.  

Lady Margaret Thatcher--May She Rest in Peace

     Britain gave Margaret Thatcher its grandest political funeral in half a century on Wednesday as her flag-draped coffin was borne through central London on a horse-drawn gun carriage. In an event comparable to Sir Winston Churchill's funeral in 1965, the Queen joined top British and foreign politicians past and present to pay her final respects to the "Iron Lady."  Thousands of supporters lined the streets of London as Thatcher's casket made its final journey from the center of British political power in Westminster to St Paul's Cathedral.  Lady Thatcher was honored with a gun salute from the Tower of London every minute and the silencing of the bells of Big Ben, military bandsmen played Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Chopin.  As a bell mournfully tolled, a party of soldiers and sailors carried her casket on their shoulders into St Paul's Cathedral.  Beneath its giant painted dome - the same place where Horatio Nelson's funeral was held and Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer were married - more than 2,300 mourners then heard a somber service filled with hymns and reflective readings.

  http://news.yahoo.com/britain-stages-grand-funeral-iron-lady-margaret-thatcher-000541922.html

  Lady Thatcher, who ruled Britain from 1979-1990, died after suffering a stroke on April 8. She was the country's first and only woman premier, its longest-serving Prime Minister of the 20th century, and won three consecutive general elections.  She sought to arrest Britain's post-war decline to Socialism by smashing the trade unions and privatizing Britain's national assets, while boosting home ownership and the services sector.  In 1979, when she came to power, Britain was in the grip of a long post-war decline with troubled labor relations and low productivity and Britain was being outperformed by continental rivals France and Germany.  She turned that around, but the price in growing inequality and the closure of large swathes of Britain's industrial base left parts of the country struggling to create new jobs and rebuild communities.  More than 20 years later, her supporters view her as a modernizing champion of freedom.  Before Prime Minster Thatcher came to power I made frequent trips to London, and there was always a number of strikes underway, life for the people of England was difficult, garbage was often piled high in the streets because of strikes, the unemployment rate was extremely high, and the economy was failing.  Lady Thatcher turned that around with her conservative principles and free market philosophy.  The Iron Lady, as she fondly referred to herself, worked very closely with President Reagan and Pope John Paul to help bring down the Iron Curtain.  The leftist and Socialist in Europe continue to berate her, will never forgive her for breaking so many strikes that were paralyzing England’s economy for many years before she was elected, and the Socialists are now rewriting college history books so the younger generation will not know how Lady Thatcher saved the Free Enterprise System.   

Two heads of state, 11 serving Prime Ministers, 17 Foreign Ministers, and Official Representatives from 170 nations attended the state funeral including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, former Polish President Lech Walesa, ex-Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, and many others too numerous to relay.  The current resident of the Oval Office shamed the Republic in the eyes of world by refusing to send a high profile US Delegation to honor Lady Thatcher at her state funeral; yet the resident of the Oval Office sent a high profile US Delegation to the funeral of the Socialist Dictator of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez who repeatedly attacked President Bush in speeches at the UN and belittled Obama as well to the disgrace of the Republic (the left of center liberal media establishment covered up the uncalled for “diplomatic snub” of England; this was yet another slap at the people of Great Britain, the Commonwealth of Nations, and Queen Elizabeth II of England (who knighted Margaret Thatcher).  We were so very pleased to see Vice President & Mrs Cheney, and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger attended to honor Lady Thatcher.  Former Secretaries of State George Shultz and James Baker were the low level delegation representing the administration; they were members of President Ronald Reagan’s Cabinet.  Nancy Reagan, the widow of Lady Thatcher’s greatest US friend and ally, President Ronald Reagan, was too frail to attend, but sent her respects to the Queen.  Separately, the Republican Party sent three members of the House of Representatives including Cong Marsha Blackburn, Cong Michele Bachmann, and Cong George Holding; Cong Newt Gingrich attended on his own.  America needs a Lady Thatcher to save it from the Socialist programs being forced upon it by the Obama Administration.  God Bless Lady Thatcher’s noble soul, may she rest in peace, finally free from the “slings and arrows” of Socialists and leftists she so ably defeated.

 

 

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Margaret Thatcher

         I met Margaret Thatcher in 1987 when she was pretty much at the height of her powers as the UK’s Prime Minister.  By that time the reforms she had initiated in the first few years of her Premiership were working, inflation had come down significantly, several of the privatizations had been completed and the UK had started to rebuild its economy.  As I was being taken to a meeting, one of our escorts described how the long curtains which adorned government buildings were there to absorb glass shrapnel if the IRA was successful in setting off another bomb.  There had been several such incidents and an attempt on Thatcher’s life which had taken place just several years before.  I was told for the first time of the winter of discontent which brought Mrs. Thatcher to power.  It was almost unbelievable.  Striking unions had brought the country almost to a standstill.  There were limits (very small amounts) on how much money could be taken out of the country.  The top tax rate was 83%.  At one point, conditions were so bad the dead went unburied for days.  I recall wondering what in the world I had gotten myself into.

         So it was interesting to watch BBC’s Question Time last Thursday at which two Liberals, two Conservatives and a former Scottish MP debated the Thatcher legacy.  One of the Conservatives was Ken Carke who served in the Thatcher cabinet.  The other was her biographer.  What I found most worrying was when Ken Clarke made the point of how bad conditions were when Mrs. Thatcher ran for PM, the crowd in the studio hushed.  Judging by their looks, many not have been alive at the time and have only heard about what happened from family or perhaps at school, they had not lived through it.  But then incredibly, the commentary turned to the assessment that things were so bad they would have changed anyway.  Unless I missed it, Mrs. Thatcher was given limited, if any credit for the changes which did take place.  It was as if some invisible hand would have moved the country in that direction anyway.  My point is reforms would not have happened without her.  The people who ran the country in the mid-1970s were quite happy to continue their Socialist heaven and would have gone on doing so, unless stopped.  Mrs. Thatcher, acting a mandate from the British people, was elected three times to change the course of the country.  The London we all see today is the result of policies she set in motion thirty-five years ago.  Even Mr. Blair, who won several elections as Labour leader, kept many of her initiatives in place.  The old saying, cometh the hour, cometh the man (woman), certainly applied to her.  The Western democracies are once again approaching such a moment.

Cancellation of the Drone Medal

 The ten Congressmen who co-sponsored legislation to oppose the precedence of the new Distinguished Warfare Medal for drone operators, previously approved by the Chairman of the Joint-Chiefs-of-Staff, Gen Martin E. Dempsey, for drone operators whose lives were not in any kind of danger, were successful in their opposition when Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel cancelled it yesterday.  The proposed medal was approved by Gen Dempsey to have had a higher rank of precedence than the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart Medal, the Air Medal, and the Army, Air Force, & Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medals for Valor.   The backlash from Capitol Hill had a great deal to do with having Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, a Combat Veterans of the Vietnam conflict, tell Gen Dempsey to immediately stop production of the medal, and instead to develop a special pin or device that would be attached to already existing medals or ribbons when they were awarded one of the existing medals for making drone strikes.   Five of the Congressmen who co-sponsored the legislation, Cong Duncan D. Hunter, Capt-USMCR (R-CA-52) httpCong Michael Coffman, Maj-USMC (Ret) (R-CO-6) , Cong Adam Kinzinger, Cpt-AFNG (R-IL-11), Cong Michael Grimm, USMC/FBI (R-NY-11)and Cong Joe Heck, Col-USAR (MC) (R-NV-3) are endorsed and elected Combat Veterans For Congress.  The other 5 Congressmen who co-sponsored the legislation were Cong Thomas Rooney (R-FL), Cong Tim Murphy (R-PA), Cong C. W. Bill Young (R-FL), Cong Ken Calvert (R-CA), and Cong Steven M. Palazzo(R-MS).  Congressman Hunter had become very concerned by the insensitivity demonstrated by Gen Dempsey and the Pentagon chain of command that approved the proposed new Drone Medal; he drafted legislation in opposition to the approved rank of precedence of the drone medal and sought the support of the co-sponsors for his legislation.

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New Bill Aims To Reduce Rank of Drone Medal

A group of Republican lawmakers have introduced a bill to prevent the Defense Department from establishing the Distinguished Warfare Medal for drone operators as an award that ranks higher than the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and other Medals issued for Combat.

 

H.R. 833 tells the Defense Department how to set the precedence of medals. According to the Marine Corps Times, there is a strong chance the legislation will end up as an amendment to the 2014 defense authorization bill. The bill was co-sponsored by Congressmen Duncan Hunter (R-CA), Ken Calvert (R-CA), Michael G. Grimm (R-NY), Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Steven M. Palazzo (R-MS), C.W. Bill Young (R-FL), Mike Coffman (R-CO), Joe Heck (R-NV), Tim Murphy (R-PA), and Thomas J. Rooney (R-FL).

 

TREA: The Enlisted Association believes that the new Distinguished Warfare Medal for operators of unmanned aerial vehicles should not rank above awards for ground combat troops.

 

Congressman Hunter, an Iraq and Afghanistan veteran, told the Marine Corps Times that there is a difference between direct combat and flying a drone from a safe location. “Those engaged in direct combat put their lives on the line, accepting extraordinary personal risk,” Hunter said. “There is nothing wrong with having a military award that recognizes commendable actions off the battlefield, but it’s absolutely necessary to ensure that combat valor awards are not diminished in any way.”

 

 

Military’s Top Officers Face Review of Their Character by Their Subordinates

 By having General Martin Dempsey, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs-of-Staff, issue an order to the US Armed Forces that all Flag and General Officers will now be evaluated by the subordinates under their command, Obama is destabilizing of the US military chain of command structure.  That directive violates good order and military leadership principles taught in Leadership Courses to all officer trainees in every Military Academy in every country in the world.  General Dempsey directive is a purely inept politically correct policy order that will destabilize unit cohesion, unit moral, and will destroy the principles of the chain of command structure followed in the US Armed Forces by the US Military Officer Corp.  What is really going on here is that Obama is employing enlisted personnel in the US Armed Forces to submit written evaluations on Flag and General Officers, in order to make sure they toe the line in support of Obama’s radical Social Experiment on Diversity.  The same type of reporting by enlisted personnel has been going on for 4 years of unit commanding officers; enlisted personnel have been encouraged for 4 years, to use an (800) telephone hot line set up for them, to put the commanding officers of their units on report for various reasons; it has resulted in the removal of hundreds of Commanding Officers (COs) for various infractions, many of whom have not agreed with Obama’s Social Experiment on Diversity (they have been removed for matters of supporting the religious conscious of chaplains, issues affecting the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”, female/male sexual harassment complaints against their COs, gross failures in command at sea by unqualified female COs, attempts to  rescue Navy SEALs being attacked by Al Q’ieda terrorists in Benghazi, etc.).  The inept order encouraging subordinates to put Flag and General Officers on report is similar to how enlisted members in the Wehrmacht during WWII were encouraged to put Germany’s Flag and General Officers on report for not following the party line on Nazi philosophy.  By clicking on the below listed link, you can read how the news is being managed to mislead the American people on the true source of where this inept and destructive order came from, and how it will be reported nationally by the left of center liberal media establishment, to provide the resident of the Oval Office with cover for another of his anti-military policies that are destabilizing the US Armed Forces, in this latest case, in destroying the military chain of command structure that has worked so very effectively for 238 years. 

 

           Military’s Top Officers Face Review of Their Character By Their Subordinates

BY THOM SHANKER  NEW YORK TIMES, APRIL 14, 2013

The American military for the first time will require generals and admirals to be evaluated by the people they command on qualities including character.

 

The below listed written article by Dave Jolly summarizes a long list of premeditated actions taken by Obama over the last 4 years that are unilaterally disarming the US military establishment; Jolly explains in detail how Obama is gutting the Combat Effectiveness of the finest military establishment in history.  The external enemies of the Republic that the US military establishment faced in combat couldn’t defeat the US Armed Forces on the battlefield, but now the American people are witnessing the Republic’s domestic enemies systematically gutting the US Armed Forces from within. 

 

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New Defense Secretary Hagel to Finish Obama’s Gutting of US Military

Posted on April 5, 2013 by Dave Jolly Filed under Government SpendingMilitaryNational SecurityWar

President Barack Obama has spent the past couple of years gutting and weakening our military.  He pushed to allow gays to openly serve which caused some military personnel who held on to their Christian values to resign.  Then Obama pushed his gay rights initiative onto military chaplains, forcing them to perform same-sex unions and marriages, even though it was against their religion.  Failure to do so could result in strong disciplinary action up to being court martialed.  Obama is now pushing to extend benefits to the unwed gaypartners of military personnel but not to the unwed opposite sex partners of military personnel.

Obama then attacked the retirement program for the military making it less desirable for people to give the country twenty or more years of their lives.  Instead of being able to retire after twenty years and draw one’s pension at the age of 38 and older, Obama is pushing to make a change so they cannot draw their military retirement until 67 years of age.  A number of people coming out of the military after 20 years rely on that well-earned and deserved pension for repeatedly putting their lives on the line, in order to help them survive while having a hard time finding appropriate civilian employment, but that doesn’t matter to Obama.

Troop and weaponry reduction was next on Obama’s list.  Through his edict, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta began reducing the number of active military personnel in all branches of the service.  Ships, planes and other equipment have also been reduced in numbers.

Obama has also been weeding out those top military leaders that refuse to say that they would shoot fellow Americans if ordered to do so.  They are being turned down for promotions or being moved to other non-essential positions, both of which are career killers in the military.

With North Korea posturing for a nuclear strike, one has to be concerned over the fact that Obama has reduced the number of nuclear weapons and is pushing for further reductions.  In 2010, the US nuclear arsenal numbered nearly 2,500.  Since that time, Obama has reduced it to 1,700 and has been pushing for a furtherreduction to take the numbers to 1,000.  That’s a 60% reduction in just a few years.

Supposedly due to military budget cuts and the sequester Obama ordered in August 2011, the Navy hasdelayed indefinitely the refueling and reconditioning of two air craft carriers.  The last I heard, there were 5 aircraft carriers docked in the US.

Also as a result of the sequester that Obama created and signed into law there was a cutting of tuition assistance to active military personnelthe Congress is actively trying to restore that tuition assistance.  Tuition assistance has been a large draw to get young men and women to enlist, but with doubts about its continuance, those enlistment figures are sure to drop.

Military pay is not the greatest.  Many families of enlisted personnel have to have the spouse work, food stamps, or request government assistance in order to survive.  According to a current military pay grade chart, a new enlistee makes a whopping $1,516.43 a month.  After graduating from basic training, serving one year and moving up a pay grade, that jumps up to a staggering $1,699.63 a month or $20,395.56.  A sergeant with 2 years of service has a base pay of only $2,081.22 a month or $24,974.64 a year.

According to the HHS, the poverty level for a family of 3 is $19,090 a year and a family of 4 is $23,050.  Active duty military personnel make just enough to keep them barely above the official federal poverty level, but that may be changing if newly appointed Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel gets his way, and with new taxes hitting the low income personnel being imposed on payroll, gas at the pump, prescription drugs, charge for health care benefits, utilities, and universal gun registration.

Speaking at the National Defense University on the sequestration and budget cuts, Hagel said:

“[Fiscal realities demand another hard look at personnel – how many people we have both military and civilian, how many we need, what these people do, and how we compensate them for their work, service, and loyalty with pay, benefits and health care.”

Some in attendance took Hagel’s words to indicate that he is considering possible pay cuts and reductions in benefits for military personnel and civilian contractors.  For many young people today, the low military pay sometimes prevents them from enlisting because they know they and their family can’t survive on such a low annual income.  Such a move on the part of Hagel would further erode our already weakened military.

America once took pride in our military power.  It was the might of our troops and weapons that kept us safe from attack from other nations, but not terrorists.  But our might is being intentionally weakened and our military is no longer as formidable as it once was; we owe much of that Barack Obama and his puppets that have been, and are currently serving as the Secretaryies of Defense.

Congressman Pearce, Capt-USAF (R-NM-2): "The President Owes Americans Answer On Benghazi"

 Another Combat Veteran For Congress, Cong Steve Pearce, Capt-USAF (R-NM-2) http://www.peopleforpearce.com, has announced that he is cosponsoring legislation, House Res. 36, to establish a “committee to investigate and report on the attack on the United States Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.”  Please read Cong Pearce’s statement listed below, then please review the below listed appeal from Spec Ops OPSEC, asking all Americans to demand that Congress get the answer to countless important questions, that remain unanswered about the well-coordinated and well planned commando attack by 150+ Al Q’ieda terrorists on the U S Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that resulted in the murder of the US Ambassador, the combat death of 2 heroic Navy SEALS, and the death of an US Embassy employee.  Their repeated desperate requests for help, as they were fighting for their lives, were intentionally and repeatedly ignored by the White House and State Department over an 8 hour period---military help was only 2 hours away.  The Combat Veterans For Congress will continue to demand, without let-up, for answers from the White House and the State Department who have stone walled and covered this up for 6 months; the US Military “never” abandons its brothers-in-arms who are desperately asking for support.  Any member of Congress who doesn’t support the effort to get answers to this cover up should be asked why they support the cover up during their campaigns for re-election and should be defeated in 2014.

 We strongly encourage our national base of supporters to aide in the re-election of Cong Steve Pearce, Capt-USAF (R-NM-2) in the 2014 mid-term election, by either supporting his campaign financially, encouraging voters in his Congressional District that they know,, to vote for him, and/or by working in his campaign to help him to win re-election.  We encourage all American voters to support the re-election of each of the 17 endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress in the House of Representatives who have also announced their support for house Res. 36 who will be standing for re-election in the 2014 mid-term election; their profiles are posted on the Endorsements page of the Combat Veterans For Congress’ Web sitehttp://www.CombatVeteransForCongress.org .  We also encourage you to forward this E-mail on to those in your address book who support the our efforts to continue to protect and defend the US Constitution, support Veterans issues, and look out for the health & welfare of all active duty military personnel.

 

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PEARCE: PRESIDENT OWES AMERICANS ANSWERS ON BENGHAZI

 

Washington, DC (April 11, 2013) – Today, U.S. Congressman Steve Pearce announced that he is cosponsoring H. Res. 36, legislation to establish a “committee to investigate and report on the attack on the United States consulate in Benghazi, Libya.”

 

“Four Americans dead, an unconfirmed number wounded, and the American people know nothing,” said Pearce.  “For seven months Americans have demanded answers from the White House about the attack on our consulate in Libya.  Yet their questions have never been answered, and the truth still evades the American people.  The people I represent in New Mexico demand the truth.  The creation of a select committee on the Benghazi attack is the only way the people of New Mexico and the American people will ever receive the truth and closure they deserve.”

 

In November, Rep. Pearce sent a letter to the White House inquiring about the attacks.  Five months later, there has been no response.
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Dear Friends: 

I have something truly disturbing to share with you that can't wait. 

We may be of the verge of revealing the largest cover up by a President since Watergate and we need to get to the truth. 

Countless important questions remain unanswered about the horrific terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, and you deserve to know why when the U.S. Ambassador to Libya and heroic Navy SEALs were fighting for their lives against a mob of terrorists, politicians in Washington ignored their calls for help and left them to die

Here is what you need to know: More than 70 Members of Congress have cosponsored House Resolution 36 to create a Select Committee on the Terrorist Attack in Benghazi that will investigate what happened and reveal the absolute truth we all deserve -- but more than 160 Members of Congress have not yet signed on to the co-sponsor bill. We are missing critical supporters that we need to ensure that this bill becomes law. 

You must to take action right now. Follow this link to send a message to your Member of Congress demanding the creation of a Select Committee to investigate the Benghazi Terrorist attack.

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Obama and his officials continue to lie, cover up, and make excuses for their failure to act.Obama's Administration is doing everything to prevent this information from getting out! 

Without this Select Committee we may never know the truth and we only have a small window to pass this bill. Time is running out. Please take action right now

It costs nothing more than a few minutes of your time to send a message to Congress and blow the lid off what may be the largest cover up by an American President since Watergate! 

Click here now to send a message to Congress demanding the creation of a Select Committee to investigate the Benghazi Terrorist attack

How many more Americans must come home in body bags before people are truly outraged?Obama let our soldiers and diplomats pay the ultimate price while he sits comfortably in the White House refusing to give any explanation for why are our country's bravest were abandoned to die. 

No one has been held accountable, no one has explained why the American public was deceived about of the attack, and we deserve to know the truth.

Please take just a few minutes to contact your Congressman today to demand truth on Benghazi. 

Sincerely, 

Scott Taylor
President, OPSEC

PS: This may be the largest cover up since Watergate and we need the truth. More than 160 Members of Congress haven't signed on to the bill to create a Select Committee to investigate the Benghazi Terrorist attack. Please take action right now or we may never know the truth about what happened.

PS: This may be the largest cover up since Watergate. Take action right now.

 

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FCC Set to Drop Ban On F-Word, Nudity On Television And Radio Stations

 In the below listed article, in their continued assault on Family Values, the Obama Administration is trying to get the FCC to drop the ban on the F-word and nudity on national TV, even during the early hour when children are watching TV.   The Obama Administration is moving in line with what Marxist and Communists rulers have done in past history to destroy family values, religious beliefs, and modesty in the countries they ruled with an iron fist.  We encourage you to contact your Congressional representatives and ask them to prevent the assault on Family Values, by threatening to drastically cut the FCC’s annual budget. 

                     “We have too few men of God.”

                                                 General Omar Bradley-----Nov 11, 1948

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FCC set to drop ban on f-word, nudity on television and radio stations nationwide

They are seeking public comments; make your voice count!

April 8, 2013

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced it is considering dropping current broadcast decency standards that ban explicit profanity and "non-sexual" nudity.

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Specifically, if enacted, the new FCC policy would allow network television and local radio stations to air the f-word, the s-word and to allow programs to show frontal female nudity, even during hours when they know children will be watching and listening.

It is accepting comments on the proposal from the viewing public until the end of April.

Current broadcast decency law prohibits expletives and nudity, even if brief or "fleeting." The Supreme Court has upheld the law as constitutionally enforceable by the FCC, despite lawsuit attempts by networks NBC and FOX to overturn it.

TAKE ACTION

Submit your comments to the FCC, urging it to reject any changes to the current policy.

The FCC will not accept general email comments. To be valid, you are required to file a formal comment via the FCC's website.

Please follow these instruction carefully, to insure your comment is accepted by the FCC:

1. Go to http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/upload/begin?procName=&filedFrom=X.
2. Enter the code "13-86" in the "Proceeding Number" box and fill out the few remaining required fields.
3. Enter your comment in the text box provided and click "Continue."
4. From there, review your comment and click "Confirm."

Here is a sample comment you may submit:

I oppose any changes to the current FCC indecency standards that would allow television and radio stations to broadcast expletives and nudity on the public airwaves, even if brief or "fleeting."

The Supreme Court has confirmed the FCC&'s authority to enforce policies regarding expletives and nudity, especially during times when children are likely to be watching or listening.

Relaxing the current policy would not serve the public interest and I urge the FCC to reject all proposals that would allow for the broadcast of expletives and nudity on FCC-licensed stations.

 

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Send your comment to the FCC now!


It is very important that you forward this alert to your friends and family members.

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The 46 Senators Who Voted to Approve the UN Treaty Violated the 2nd Amendment

 In the below listed article, 2 of the 19 endorsed and elected Combat Veterans For Congress, Senator John McCain, Capt-USN, USNA ’58, (R-AZ-Senate) and Senator Mark S. Kirk, Cdr-USNR (R-IL-Senate) joined with 51 other US Senators to vote 53 to 46 in opposition to the U N Small Arms Treaty; the 46 Senators who voted for the UN Small Arms Treaty are listed below, and those standing for re-election in the 2014 mid-term election, in that group of 46, should opposed for their failure to support the 2ndAmendment to the US Constitution. 

 In the 2014 mid-term election, the same type of rampant voter fraud that was perpetrated on America citizens in the 2008 and 2012 national election and coordinated by the Obama Campaign will be perpetrated once again by the same forces to take control of the House of Representatives.  The far left network of radicals organizations that will be coordinated by the Organization For Action the Obama Administration’s new Lobbying Organization will once again join together to take control of the House of Representatives. The organizations that they will work with are the Teachers Union, the AFL/CIO, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the Communist Party USA, the Weather Underground, Democrat Party organizations in 50 states, the Socialist Party USA, the Affordable Housing Centers of America (AHCA is the new name for ACORN that is now using  ACORN’s same federal tax ID number), the Democratic Socialists of America, all of George Soros’ funded front organizations, and the Tides Foundation.

 


Petition to Congress to Investigate Benghazi Attack

  The attachment is self-explanatory.  We encourage you to contact your Congressional representatives and strongly encourage them to take action to create a House Select Committee to investigate the well-coordinated and well planned attack by 150+ Al Q'ieda Terrorist on the American Embassy Annex in Benghazi in which the US Ambassador to Libya was present. 

 We strongly encourage you to pass on the attachment to those in your address book who support our efforts to seek the truth of why two Navy SEALS were abandoned for 8 hours, when rescue forces were within 2 hours away, the flagrant intentional abandonment of American personnel led to the death of 4 Americans, including the Ambassador, 2 Navy SEALS, and an Embassy employ at the hands of Al Q'ieda terrorists.
 
 
Subject: The Benghazi attacks on 9/11/ 2012 

The undersigned are a representative group of some 692 retired Military Special Operations professionals who spent the majority of their careers preparing for and executing myriad operations to rescue or recover detained or threatened fellow Americans. In fact, many of us participated in both the Vietnam era POW rescue effort, The Son Tay Raid, as well as Operation Eagle Claw, the failed rescue attempt in April of 1980 in Iran, so we have been at this for many years and have a deep passion for seeking the truth about what happened during the national tragedy in Benghazi.


The purpose of this letter is to encourage all members of the US House of Representatives to support H.Res. 36, which will create a House Select Committee on the Terrorist Attack in Benghazi. It is essential that a full accounting of the events of September 11, 2012, be provided and that the American public be fully informed regarding this egregious terrorist attack on US diplomatic personnel and facilities. We owe that truth to the American people and the families of the fallen.
 
It appears that many of the facts and details surrounding the terrorist attack which resulted in four American deaths and an undetermined number of American casualties have not yet been ascertained by previous hearings and inquiries. Additional information is now slowly surfacing in the media, which makes a comprehensive bipartisan inquiry an imperative. Many questions have not been answered thus far. The House Select Committee should address, at a minimum, the following questions:
 
1.     Why was there no military response to the events in Benghazi?
a.     Were military assets in the region available? If not, why not?
b.     If so, were they alerted?
c.     Were assets deployed to any location in preparation for a rescue or recovery attempt?
d.     Was military assistance requested by the Department of State? If so, what type?
e.     Were any US Army/Naval/USMC assets available to support the US diplomats in Benghazi during the attack?
f.      What, if any, recommendations for military action were made by DOD and the US Africa Command?
2.     What, if any, non-military assistance was provided during the attack?
3.     How many US personnel were injured in Benghazi?
4.     Why have the survivors of the attack not been questioned?
5.     Where are the survivors?
6.     Who was in the White House Situation Room (WHSR) during the entire 8-hour period of the attacks, and was a senior US military officer present?
7.     Where were Leon Panetta and General Martin Dempsey during the crisis, and what inputs and recommendations did they make?
8.     Where were Tom Donilon, the National Security Advisor, Denis McDonough, his deputy, Valerie Jarrett and John Brennan during the attacks, and what (if any) recommendations or decisions did any of them make?
9.     Why were F-16 fighter aircraft based in Aviano, Italy (less than two hours away) never considered a viable option for disruption (if not dispersal) of the attackers until “boots on the ground” (troop support--General Dempsey’s words) arrived?
10.  Were any strike aircraft (such as an AC-130 gunship) in the area or possibly overhead that would cause former SEAL Tyrone Woods to laser-designate his attacker’s position and call for gunship fire support, thereby revealing his own location that led to his death?
11.  Who gave the order to “STAND DOWN” that was heard repeatedly during the attacks?   
12.  What threat warnings existed before the attack, and what were the DOD and DOS responses to those warnings? What data (which will reveal exact timelines and command decisions) is contained within the various SITREPS, records, logs, videos and recordings maintained by the myriad of DOD, Intelligence Community and State Department Command Centers that were monitoring the events in Benghazi as they unfolded? 
13.  Why did the Commander-in Chief and Secretary of State never once check in during the night to find out the status of the crisis situation in Benghazi? 
14.  What was the nature of Ambassador Stevens’ business in Benghazi at the time of the attack?
15.  What guidance has been provided to survivors and family members since the time of the attack, and who issued that guidance?
16.  Why are so many agencies now requiring their personnel that were involved in or have access to information regarding the events that took place in Benghazi sign Non-Disclosure statements?
 
This was the most severe attack on American diplomatic facilities and personnel since the attacks on the US Embassies in Tanzania and Kenya in 1998.  Thus far, it appears that there has been no serious effort to determine critical details of this attack. This is inexcusable and demands immediate attention by the Congress. Congress must show some leadership and provide answers to the public as to what actually occurred in Benghazi. Americans have a right to demand a full accounting on this issue.
 
A longstanding American ethos was breached during the terrorist attack in Benghazi. America failed to provide adequate security to personnel deployed into harm’s way and then failed to respond when they were viciously attacked. Clearly, this is unacceptable and requires accountability. America has always held to the notion that no American will be left behind and that every effort will be made to respond when US personnel are threatened. Given our backgrounds, we are concerned that this sends a very negative message to future military and diplomatic personnel who may be deployed into dangerous environments.  That message is that they will be left to their own devices when attacked.  That is an unacceptable message.
 
The House Select Committee should focus on getting a detailed account of the events in Benghazi as soon as possible. H. Res. 36 will provide a structure for the conduct of a thorough inquiry of Benghazi and should be convened immediately.
 
We ask that you fulfill your responsibilities to the American people and take appropriate action regarding Benghazi. With over sixty members of the US House of Representatives calling for this Select Committee already, it seems that the time is right to take appropriate action on Benghazi. 
Signed:
Lt Gen Leroy J. Manor, USAF (Ret) 
Commanding General, Son Tay POW Raid 
LTG William G. (Jerry) Boykin, USA (Ret)
Special Forces/Ranger 
Larry W. Bailey, CAPT, USN (Ret.)
SOS Founder & SEAL Coordinator
Richard F. (Dick) Brauer, Col, USAF (Ret) 
SOS Founder & Air Commando Coordinator
Michael Thornton, LT, USN SEAL (Ret.)
Medal of Honor

A Golf Course for Returning Wounded Combat Veterans and Disabled American Veterans

 The information on this golf course should be given wide distribution. Jack Nicklaus deserves special recognition and thanks for his selfless support.

 

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Dept of Justice Admits New Gun Laws Won't Slow Crime

In the below listed article, the Obama Justice Department reported that new gun laws, will not slow down gun crimes. 

According to the Obama Administration and their allies in Congress, it is neither intelligent nor proper to judge all Muslims because of the acts of a few deranged terrorists. 

Yet the Obama Administration and their allies in Congress, because of the acts of a few deranged gunmen, are judging all law abiding American gun owners, and because of the acts od deranged gunmen, they are introducing legislation to do background checks on Americans in violation of provisions of the 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution. 

 

Obama issued 23 Executive Orders to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to create a “Federal Background Check System”—Translation: Federal Gun Registration of all LEGAL gun owners. The emphasis is on the word “LEGAL”, since clearly criminals do not ever register their guns, or participate in any background checks related to the guns they illegally possess.  More importantly, it is not the criminals who would take up arms against a tyrannical government, therefore, it is not the criminal element that the Obama Administration is truly concernedabout---it’s the legal law abiding gun owners they are intent on disarming.  

 

To support the Obama Administration’s goals of determining who all the law abiding gun owners are, Senator Patrick Leahy sponsored Senate Bill 443, referred to as the “Forced Gun Owner Registration Act of 2013”.  Provisions in the bill will require background checks on law abiding gun owners and will determine where they have their guns stored; the bill also imposes harsh sentences for minor offenses (up to 15 years in prison).    

 

Members of Congress should insist that if a background checks are required for all law abiding American gun owners, the federal law enforcement agencies should start by finally doing a background check on Barrack Obama; he is the first resident of the Oval Office whose background and records are hidden from the view of all American voters---currently with what is available on his backgroundBarrack Obama would never pass the standard background check that every member of the US Armed Forces must have completed on them before they are sworn into the US Military.        

 

   “We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution”  - ABRAHAM LINCOLN

Feds Admit: Gun Laws Won’t Slow Crime

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A study by the Department of Justice’s research wing, the National Institute of Justice, has the feds admitting that so-called “assault weapons” are not a major contributor to gun crime.

The study also concluded those weapons are not a major factor in deaths caused by firearms, nor would an “assault weapons” ban be effective.

“The existing stock of assault weapons is large, undercutting the effectiveness of bans with exemptions,” it said. “Therefore a complete elimination of assault weapons would not have a large impact on gun homicides.”

The report finds n  o significant link between “assault weapons” and murders.

“Since assault weapons are not a major contributor to U.S. gun homicides and the existing stock of guns is large, an assault weapon ban is unlikely to have an impact on gun violence,” the report said.

The document, titled “Summary of Select Firearm Violence Prevention Strategies,” also sees no epidemic of mass shootings.

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