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Amir Hekmati: US Marine Imprisoned and Tortured

US Marine Amir Hekmati has been in an Iranian prison since August 2011.

  US Marine Amir Hekmati was arrested in Iran in August of 2011 for espionage. While on a trip to see family in the Islamic republic they took him into custody claiming he was there to set up a CIA presence. He was was sentenced to death in 2012 but was granted a retrial. He…

Church Uses Stock Ownership As a Political Weapon

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A church owning stock seems a little odd to begin with. At least for me. I found this article on the New American website. Apparently this left leaning congregation pulled a fast one on Walmart. They own a large amount of stock in the retail giant and are using their ownership to go after gun…

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Rules For A Good Society

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It is said that free societies can only survive if they are moral and just. We can’t as individuals always control the justice of our society but we can control the moral compass. I’m not talking about telling someone else how to live their life. I’m mean that if we focus on ourselves and do…

The Left’s Monopoly on Free Speech and Bullying

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“Everyone should have the right to voice their opinions…unless we don’t agree with those opinions.” -The Left   In lieu of the current insanity sweeping the nation into a frenzy over a new (old) law in Indiana, I remember a funny story a friend here in Los Angeles told me recently. Her son came home…

Cruzing Into the 2016 Elections

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Just in case you were hidden under a rock, Texas Senator Ted Cruz officially threw his hat into a run for presidency in the 2016 election. He announced his run initially on Twitter (a nod to the younger generations) and followed it up with a speech at, of course, Liberty University. So what has the…

When the Left Attacks (Indiana)

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If you’ve ever wondered what the dangers of a completely Left-leaning media establishment would be, the current fiasco with Indiana should be a case in point. The Left, it’s media talking heads and IQ-short but loud celebrities are shouting from the rooftops to stop all business with Indiana, and its (as they say) foul state…

Spring Cleaning Means Time to Clean Up Your Resume

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In one of my previous articles I wrote about what a potential employer sees when they look at your resume. That article certainly has a lot of tips that can apply to the topic of cleaning up your resume. However, what I want to cover here is how to keep your resume at the ready, regardless of whether…

Stolen Valor Is No Big F**king Deal

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We’re losing the fight against Stolen Valor. It seems like every week we hear a new military poser story, involving a range of people from homeless bums to senior politicians. Many veterans, myself included, have personal stories of poser encounters. Web sites like Guardian of Valor and This Ain’t Hell continually expose egregious Stolen Valor…

The Good, The Bad and Hillary Clinton

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   One of the bullet points which stands out the most on my resume pertains to being picked to provide tactical medical care for Vice President Dick Cheney during his visit to Kabul, Afghanistan in early 2008. Not that it was all that eventful (we did intercept several would-be suicide bombers strapped down with chest…

Let’s Talk Grass

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  In Central Texas choosing a grass has always been a challenge for landscapers, homeowners, and commercial property managers. Water usage is perhaps one of the most important considerations. The drought that has hit Texas in the past 10 years makes selection of sod very challenging. For areas like New Braunfels water restrictions have been put…

Stop Alienating Muslim Good Guys

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Last week I attended an “ISIS in America” presentation. It was hosted by a local university for a law enforcement audience, but was open to the public. Making the event a free-for-all was a bad idea; a few people on personal crusades showed up just to pitch their causes. For example, at one point a…

Top-Paying Tech Degrees for Veterans

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While many industries have suffered during our economic hard times with high unemployment rates and questionable job security, the technology fields have weathered the storm better than most. We’re going to take a look at some tech degrees that are in high demand and paying top dollar. One thing that you’ll notice in this list is…

Your Resume: What a Potential Employer Sees

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Over the years, I’ve looked at plenty of resumes while in management or supervisory positions. Some of them were humorous, filled with misspelled words, obnoxious fonts, unorganized information, even ridiculous accomplishments (high score in a video game – really?). Some of them were plain, and thus passed over, with boring descriptions of educational and work…

Russia, Dr. Strangelove and Deterrence Theory

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  I’ve written about game theory on my blog before in the context of North Korea, but with the reports last week of a Russian TU-95 aircraft being intercepted in UK airspace carrying a nuclear payload, I think it may be a good idea to rehash the idea of deterrence theory to help explain what…

My Review of American Sniper

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It is impossible to review American Sniper without addressing the two controversies surrounding it. First, Chris Kyle has been criticized for calling Iraqis “savages” and expressing joy at killing them (he actually referred to the enemy, not all Iraqis, as savages). Michael Moore famously commented about snipers being cowards who shoot people in the back;…

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Drone Wars

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Today on the Veterans Heritage Hour we have special guests Daniel Rothenberg, Ph. D, Co – Director of ASU’s Center for the Study of Warfare and Co editor of Drone Warfare. He is Professor of Practice in the School of Politics and Global Studies and the Lincoln Fellow for Ethics and Human Rights Law at…

Strategic Decision Making with Dr. Tim Rodgers

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Rob starts off the show by thanking everyone for sharing the last episode to their networks, and announces that the audiobook for his new book “The Pact” went up for sale on iTunes and Audible over the weekend. His guest this week is Dr. Tim Rodgers, who was Rob’s Strategic Decision Making course professor last…

Tactical 16 Radio’s Tax Day Special

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Streamed live on Apr 15, 2015 On this fine episode of Tactical 16 radio w/Silent J I have a lot to say. I will run down this fine countries tax laws, dumb college kids, Aaron Hernandez, whiskey and more.

We Like Shooting Episode 88

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The We Like Shooting show is a hilarious panel discussion about safety, guns, gear and gadgets and the issues that affect responsible shooters everywhere. Episode 87, Protecting Liberty – This episode we talk about the Mossberg 590, Glock 43, Protecting Liberty and the NRA Annual Meetings! Our Guest this week is Billy Johnson is a…