Lance Cpl. Stephen Ferris of Walpole, Mass., left, with India Co., 3rd Bn., 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, advances on the headquarters of the Fedayeen in Baghdad on Wednesday, April 9, 2003.
As most Americans are unaware, by federal law those serving in the nation’s military are suppose to receive a yearly pay raise in accordance with a formula utilized by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
The House of Representatives traditionally uses whatever figure the BLS sends them to factor into any given Fiscal Year Budget to be sent to the Commander-in-Chief.
Yet as reported by the Alabama Media Group (The Birmingham News, The Huntsville Times, the Mobile Press-Register) on Aug. 31, 2015, members of the Armed Forces will see a barely visible 1.3 percent increase in their proverbial pay envelopes starting New Year’s Day. But as reported by the Heritage Foundation on Aug. 7, 2015, Barack Obama has again decided to use an emergency loophole in the US Code to keep the lawful pay raise of 2.3 percent from the troops. Continue reading →
Despite almost three times as many British Muslims serve in the ranks of ISIS than Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, the central government’s nation-wide plan to de-radicalize homegrown Islamic jihadists is “bursting at the seams” and apparently on the verge of falling apart.
As reported by the Breitbart.com news portal and the Express newspaper (of London, Great Britain) both on Aug. 29, 2015, the island nation’s officially titled “Channel programme” is collapsing under its own weight.
As any language nerd will tell you, the likes of Latin and Sanskrit are dead. However, modern languages are live, and like everything else that’s alive, modern tongues often change, morph and mutate.
Case in point; the words faggot (fagot) and fag. Both words still used in common conversation in certain English-speaking nations, yet they are now often looked upon as not only a derogatory word in reference to homosexuals, but the British government now considers the mere utterance of the words in a negative connotation to be a provocation of “terrorist acts” as reported by the Breitbart.com news portal and also ABC Online (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), both on Aug. 27, 2015.
Vic Gumper, a businessman who owns a small chain of pizza shops in Emeryville, Berkeley, Oakland and Albany, California, has learned something about economics and liberalism and he’s learned it the hard way.
Emeryville is a small city of 10,000 people. Liberal people. When the city raised its minimum wage to $14.44 an hour, Gumper did not need to comply yet because he didn’t have enough employees in Emeryville. He then raised the salaries of his employees to 15 and 25 dollars an hour. As a consequence, he had to raise the cost of his pizza to thirty dollars. Continue reading →
If the National Lampoon series of “Vacation” movies proved anything to the world, what is seen by outsiders as a comedy is in reality a tragedy for those on the inside.
Case in point; media outlets on both sides of the proverbial pond have noticed a rather glum looking La Famiglia di Obama returning home from a two-week long, multi-million dollar, heavily taxpayer paid for Cape Cod summer vacation.
American journalist and author, Colin Flaherty, who has been chronicling racially motivated violence by blacks against whites for the last several years, announced on Saturday, August 15, 2015 that YouTube has black-listed his reporting by terminating his account, and declined to provide a reason for the suspension.
A girl plays at a pro-life rally under the slogan ‘Every life matters’ on November 22, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. Thousands of people from around the nation gathered in Madrid to protest against abortion.
With a rapidly approaching fiftieth anniversary of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) taking the abortion question away from the 55 state and territorial governments, the battle pro and con still rages on as contentiously as it did in the early 1970s.
As when the SCOTUS initially federalized purposeful termination of pregnancy, the question of abortion is still front and center as one of the prime topics in presidential politics today.
The plight of Marine Corps Major Jason Brezler could be described at a minimum as everything old is new again. However, on the other side of the coin, the case of Major Brezler could also be one of the premier cases of political hypocrisy in the history of the American Republic.
As reported by the Daily Caller on Aug. 15, 2015, the Marine Reserve officer is still fighting his dismissal from the Corps for sending via his private email account classified information, which in the broadest of terms, is the same situation presidential contender Hillary Clinton finds herself in.