A letter…

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H/T Old NFO@Nobody Asked Me. 

This just in from a F8U Crusader Flyer, Dr. Dick Schaffert, (call sign “Brown Bear”).  He is famous for an extended solo dogfight with four Migs back in the Viet Nam conflict.  

Once a year he sends a letter (like the one below) to his Naval Aviator squadron mate who died aboard the USS Oriskany.

It’s a touching yet heartwarming story of the friendship developed between men who put their lives on the line for one another in combat.

His letter is too good to be overlooked.

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Memorial Day
Norm was killed on 26 October ’66. Exactly one year later, we were again back on Yankee Station. After flying my 4th mission against Hanoi in 3 days, I rose from a restless night to scribble a note to Norm. I folded it into a paper airplane; then walked back to the…

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Memorial Day: What We Really Need To Remember

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Memorial-Day-2017- celebrate – honor – remeber

War is a terrible thing. It’s the feast of death.

Many years ago, the Duke of Wellington said, “Take my word for it, if you had seen but one day of war, you would pray to Almighty God that you might never see such a thing again.”

War is horrific, yet sometimes necessary to defend something more precious than life itself.

Each Memorial Day we endeavor to remember that the great heritage of our nation has a price far greater than most can conceive. Since World War I, this day in the month of May calls upon us to honor our heroes – to laud the fallen dead of our wars.

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Memorial Day: Before You BBQ, Take a Moment to Remember

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Picnics, BBQ, family and friends, NASCAR or just an extra day off is often what Americans think about when it comes to Memorial Day. Is it wrong to behave this way, no, but I wish more of us would remember what the day is really for and be grateful to those who sacrificed for us.

First established in 1868 as Decoration Day to honor both Union and Confederate soldiers who lost their lives during the civil war, the holiday was later changed to Memorial Day in 1971 and expanded to include fallen soldiers from all American wars. Today, although its hardly even a footnote in the news, American soldiers are still actively fighting in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere while as civilians we hardly give it a thought. On Memorial Day I often think about my High School classmate who was killed in the bombing of the Marine barracks in Lebanon…

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Iran’s Shockingly Honest Reaction to Trump’s Visit to Saudi Arabia, by Darius Shahtahmasebi

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A reminder from Iran that just because a government can buy a lot of arms from the US is no guarantee those arms will keep that government in power. From Darius Shahtahmasebi at theantimedia.org:

(ANTIMEDIA) While Donald Trump was in Riyadh, raving incessantly about the over-hyped Iran threat, Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif was trolling America’s foreign policy establishment. He advised Trump to discuss with Saudi Arabia how to avoid another 9/11 atrocity rather than making baseless claims against Iran.

Zarif said:

[Trump] must enter into dialogue with them [the Saudis] about ways to prevent terrorists from continuing to fuel the fire in the region and repeating the likes of the September 11 incident by their sponsors in Western countries.”

He added:

You will find out who really knocked down the World Trade Centre because they have papers out there that are very secret…

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…And Now For The Bad News, by Simon Black

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To think that the federal government can pull a rabbit from its hat and painlessly solve its debt problem is to believe in a fiscal Easter Bunny. From Simon Black at sovereignman.com:

In the late 1760s and early 1770s, the government of France was in a deep panic.

They had recently suffered a disastrous and costly defeat in the Seven Years War, and the national budget was a complete mess.

France had spent most of the previous century as the world’s dominant superpower, and the government budget reflected that status.

From public hospitals to shiny monuments and museums, social programs and public works projects, overseas colonies and a huge military, France had created an enormous cost structure for itself.

Eventually the costs of maintaining the empire vastly exceeded their tax revenue.

And by the late 1760s, France hadn’t had a balanced budget in decades.

Debt was ballooning, interest payments were…

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Thousands Drop off Food Stamp Rolls in Georgia After State Implements Work Requirements

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H/T Breitbarts Big Government.

Work requirements should be nation wide to get all of the leeches off the government tit.

Thousands of people have dropped off the food stamp rolls in Georgia as a result of the state implementing work requirements for food stamp recipients.

More than half of the 11,779 people enrolled for food stamps in 21 counties, an estimated 7,251 people, have dropped out of the food stamp program—a drop of 62 percent, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

 Georgia first rolled out its work requirements for the food stamp program in three counties in January 2016. Since then, the state has expanded work requirements in an additional 21 counties, giving people in those 21 counties until April 1, 2017 to find a job or lose food stamp benefits.

Those who receive benefits must work at least 20 hours a week, be enrolled in state-approved job training, or volunteer for a state-approved nonprofit…

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