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A NYC Cop and the Houston Sheriff's Deputy were killed over the weekend. Not 48 hours later, the Black Lives Matter movement called for "Pigs in a blanket, fry 'em like bacon" in Minnesota.

What is your suggestion for solving the growing racial tension in America! Where is the response from President Obama on these murders over the weekend. There have been 23 police officers killed by assailants carrying a gun in 2015.

COMPARE THIS RELATIVELY SMALL MARCH TO THAT OF THE LARGER (20,000 PERSON) "ALL LIVES MATTER MARCH ON THE SAME WEEKEND.) THE MEDIA IS COMPLICIT.

http://wrbl.com/ap/all-lives-matter-march-draws-more-than-20000-in-alabama/
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No One Out-Trumps Donald Trump! Well, beyond creating a spectacle, he has affirmed the legitimate anger of many grassroots voters. And he’s creating some awkward moments for the rest of the field.

Attitude and not-of-the-establishment credibility are key to his rise, but immigration is perhaps the central issue. As if to highlight that fact, the murder of Kathryn Steinle by an illegal alien in the sanctuary city of San Francisco brought the issue into stark relief. Her family is now suing San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, the Bureau of Land Management, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Steinle’s death is among the most noted such cases, but there are hundreds of other citizens across the country assaulted and murdered by illegals. And if people start suing sanctuary cities and winning, it’s going to change policies.
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So I was told by my commander that a cadet ranks in between a Warrant Officer and a Commissioned Officer. So if this is correct a cadet out ranks a CW5? HA-HA! I would like to see that cadet try to make any kind of statement against him/her. Why is this and should it change?
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Senior officials of the Bush Administration were at best criminally incompetent in their actions after the attacks on the World Trade Center.

"Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Tommy Franks spent most of their time and energy on the least demanding task - defeating Saddam's weakened conventional forces - and the least amount on the most demanding - rehabilitation of and security for the new Iraq. The result was a surprising contradiction. The United States did not have nearly enough troops to secure the hundreds of suspected WMD sites that had supposedly been identified in Iraq or to secure the nation's long, porous borders. Had the Iraqis possessed WMD and terrorist groups been prevalent in Iraq as the Bush administration so loudly asserted, U.S. forces might well have failed to prevent the WMD from being spirited out of the country and falling into the hands of the dark forces the administration had declared war against."

(Michael R. Gordon & Gen. Bernard Trainor, Cobra II, pp. 503-504)

http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB214/

Jim Webb, in September, 2002, wrote an Op-Ed in The Washington Post vehemently arguing against the invasion of Iraq. It is striking just how right Webb was about virtually everything he said, and it is worth quoting at length to underscore what "serious, responsible national security" viewpoints actually look like:

"Other than the flippant criticisms of our "failure" to take Baghdad during the Persian Gulf War, one sees little discussion of an occupation of Iraq, but it is the key element of the current debate. The issue before us is not simply whether the United States should end the regime of Saddam Hussein, but whether we as a nation are prepared to physically occupy territory in the Middle East for the next 30 to 50 years. Those who are pushing for a unilateral war in Iraq know full well that there is no exit strategy if we invade and stay. . . ."

http://glenngreenwald.blogspot.com/2006/10/jim-webb-marty-peretz-and-our-serious.html

Jim Webb should be our next president.

To stay on point, anyone who makes even a cursory examination of the record will find that Bush 43 was the worst president in our history.

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Arby’s said it has apologized to Florida's Pembroke Pines Police Department after an employee at one of the fast-food chain's locations allegedly refused to serve one of the department's police officers.

Pembroke Pines police says one of their officers was initially refused service at an Arby’s location in town on Tuesday evening when trying to order food at the restaurant’s drive-thru. The officer was in uniform and in a police vehicle, according to a police report filed on the incident.

The drive-thru clerk, who was identified as Kenneth Davenport, 19, sounded "short" with the officer when he or she was ordering, the police report says. Police would not divulge the name of the complaining officer.

When the officer drove to the pickup window, the store manager, Angel Mirabel, told the officer that the clerk "doesn't want to serve you because you are a police officer." Mirabel had to order Davenport to process the officer's credit card.

The officer expressed displeasure and concern about the safety of the food to the manager. Mirabel also allegedly told the officer that the clerk "has the right to refuse to serve" you. The officer felt "uncertain" about the safety of the food and was given a refund.







USA TODAY

After murder of Charles Gliniewicz & Darren Goforth, no more blue blood: Column


Major Carolos Bermudez said the employee did not specify why he or she might have had any animosity against police. Davenport told CBS Miami that he didn't serve the officer, because he was busy helping other customers. He said that the misunderstanding was the result of Mirabel trying to make a joke that did not go over well.

“We don’t hate cops,” Davenport said told the television station. “We don’t hate anybody. We’re just trying to get people out of the drive thru.”
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In Memorium

With the current highly politicized climate – from some of the highest political figures, to some “clergy”, a lot of the media outlets, populist and cultural movements, and many others, the law enforcement profession – and law enforcement officers themselves have come under fire.

It appears to be unpopular to support law enforcement, and almost a badge of honor to denigrate, disrespect, and downright hate those who choose to put their lives on the line to protect and serve our nation and its citizens and residents.

A lot of readers will be too young to remember this, but this is very much like what happened to our military servicemembers who were serving during the Vietnam War, especially during the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. They were reviled, disrespected, spat upon, and attacked for doing their duty. Korean War veterans actually had it a little better, as “the forgotten war”. They were just forgotten, almost in shame. It wasn’t until the Gulf War in 1991 that they finally got recognition and respect, and those who disagreed with the current war and / or the national policies did not take it out on the military members, but the politicians and others who were responsible for the policies they disagreed with.

Servicemembers finally got the respect they deserved for those years of sacrifices.

Now it’s popular to do the same thing to serving law enforcement officers. The vast majority of all Law Enforcement Officers (LEO’s, police, cops, or whatever your vernacular is) are dedicated, caring people who only want to protect and serve others – not as a slogan, but actually protect and serve.

No one segment of society is above reproach. The law enforcement profession is no exception, and because of the authority they wield, should be held to a higher standard and scrutiny than most other professions – but they also attract a much higher percentage of good, solid citizens with a service oriented drive than most others. Those individuals who break their oath should be pulled out of the ranks, fired and if appropriate, prosecuted. All the rest should be respected for their dedication to selfless service to protect us.

Here are some of those dedicated officers. 83 as of today (with 7 shot and killed in the last month alone) who have lost their lives in the line of duty just this year. They won’t be the last. http://www.odmp.org/search/year

http://www.jameskuiken.com/sergeant-major-musings/the-war-on-law-enforcement-officers
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Would a woman run the UN differently than a man?

I'd like to get some nice professional feedback on this topic. Please read the article first before responding.

http://www.linkedin.com/pulse/would-woman-run-un-differently-than-man-leslie-quinton?trk=pulse-det-nav_art

Recently, the NY Times made the case that the next leader of the UN should be a woman.
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10 differences between conservatives and liberals
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Do you know Life inside the eggshell?

RP members this is a post from our very own Kimberly Bolen Rn LNC ACM CCM from Bolen Veterans Advocacy Network concerning suicide - the context of the article is based around the fact: theme for informational "That is what suicide is; it is dancing on egg shells."

It's more for informational purposes or an FYI. Feel free to comment if you wish.

http://www.linkedin.com/pulse/life-inside-eggshell-kimberly-bolen-rn-lnc-acm-ccm?trk=pulse-det-nav_art
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"Take for instance the indisputable fact that President Obama has been a successful president. Has he been flawless? Of course not. But many Republicans honestly believe he’s the worst president in U.S. history – which is comically absurd. If someone doesn’t like the president, that’s fine – but to honestly suggest that he’s “the worst president in our nation’s history” is ridiculous. When someone says that to me, all I can do is laugh. It’s impossible to actually prove who’s been “the best” or “the worst” president in U.S. history considering it’s completely subjective. When people use hyperbole such as “He’s the worst, ever!” that’s just mental immaturity and the words of someone who shouldn’t be taken seriously. So, while I won’t call him “the best president ever,” I will fully admit that he’s been very successful and one of the better presidents we’ve had. And that’s not partisan rhetoric, the facts back it up as well."

Read more at: http://www.forwardprogressives.com/4-charts-prove-just-successful-president-obama/
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China today sent mixed signals about its military and strategic aims — at once parading tanks, missiles and precision-drilled soldiers through the streets of Beijing even as President Xi Jinping announced there would be 300,000 fewer troops by 2018.

The parade — meant to mark 70 years since Japan's defeat at the end of World War II — comes a day after the Pentagon said it was tracking the movements of five Chinese warships in the Bering Sea near Alaska's Aleutian Islands, what one defense official quoted by The Wall Street Journal described as a "first" for China, although the official said the vessels' movements did not appear threatening.

The Associated Press notes that the parade:



"involved more than 12,000 troops, 500 pieces of military hardware and 200 aircraft of various types, representing what military officials say is the Chinese military's most cutting-edge technology.

"The parade is part of commemorations packaged to bolster the ruling Communist Party's self-declared role as the driving force behind Japan's defeat 70 years ago and savior of the nation, though historians say the rival Nationalists did most of the fighting. The events also minimize the role of the U.S., Britain and others, although Beijing has attempted to stress the support it has received from a wide spectrum of foreign nations."

Xi, speaking to an audience from the rostrum overlooking Tiananmen Square before the parade began, said: "China will always uphold the path of peaceful development."
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I am coming close to my ETS and I have no idea if I want to stay in or get out. For those who have ETS'd how is it. I know lots of people that miss it. I'm not worried about a job on the outside, it's just when I think about getting out I can't imagine life without the military. I still have a year left so there is plenty of time left. I have just been thinking about this decision for the past year, and I only have a small time frame left to continue to think about it. I would just like input on those who have gotten out.
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