ZINKE'S ZESTY ZINGER
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Man axes mother of eight to death over 'honour' in Badin
Some officials wanted Stoneman Douglas suspect Nikolas Crus committed in 2016
But that would have violated his human rights////~Bob
Marine Corps service
Mueller was accepted for officer training in the United States Marine Corps in 1968, attending training at Parris Island, Officer Candidate School, Army Ranger School, and Army jump school.
In July 1968, he was sent to South Vietnam where he served as a rifle platoon leader with Second Platoon, H Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 3rd Marine Division. In December 1968, he earned the Bronze Star with 'V' distinction for combat valor for rescuing a wounded Marine under enemy fire during an ambush that saw half of his platoon become casualties. In April 1969, he received an enemy gunshot wound in the thigh, recovered, and returned to lead his platoon until June 1969. For his service in and during the Vietnam War, his military decorations and awards include: the Bronze Star Medal with Combat "V", Purple Heart Medal, two Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals with Combat "V", Combat Action Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with three service stars, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, and Parachutist Badge.
Mueller eventually became aide-de-camp to 3rd Marine Division's commanding general, then-Major General William K. Jones, where he “significantly contributed to the rapport” Jones had with other officers, according to one report.
Reflecting on his service in the Vietnam War, Mueller said “I consider myself exceptionally lucky to have made it out of Vietnam. There were many—many—who did not. And perhaps because I did survive Vietnam, I have always felt compelled to contribute.”
Fishes & Loaves: The Bread of Life Cookbook
Robert A. Hall, Editor
Fishes and Loaves contains a small selection of varied recipes from members and friends of Bread of Life Anglican Church in Madison, Wisconsin. We hope you will enjoy these recipes and be thankful for the bounty put before you, when so many in our world suffer from hunger and privation. All proceeds go to Bread of Life Anglican Church, Madison, WI
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What’s the Value of American Citizenship Anymore?
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Saturday, March 17, 2018
Howard University Professor: School Choice Is Racism. No, It Isn't. It's A Serious Solution To Racial Inequality.
Carrying water for that strong Democrat interest group, teachers. Never mind the kids. ~Bob
Sean Lansing: Judge Rebecca Dallet has a long history of saying one thing, doing another
Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe fired
Excerpt: The Justice Department dealt a stunning blow to former Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe on Friday night, firing him just days before he would have been eligible for a lifetime pension after determining that he lied to investigators reviewing the bureau’s probe of Hillary Clinton’s email server. "Pursuant to Department Order 1202, and based on the report of the Inspector General, the findings of the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility, and the recommendation of the Department’s senior career official, I have terminated the employment of Andrew McCabe effective immediately," Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement. "After an extensive and fair investigation and according to Department of Justice procedure, the Department’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) provided its report on allegations of misconduct by Andrew McCabe to the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR)," Sessions said.
Friday, March 16, 2018
Mark Hans Smith Special Forces And Ranger Poser Gets Free K9 Training With Lies
Excerpt: Spokane Washington- Mark Hans Smith of Spokane Washington has been claiming to be a Sniper with Special Forces, and a Ranger. But he isn’t just claiming to be any Sniper, Mark is one of the “U.S. Army’s Top Snipers”. He Also claims to have a Silver Star, a Bronze Star, two Purple Hearts, and the Army Occupation Medal. He has used these claims to receive free items in excess of $1,000, while sporting badges and tabs that he did not earn. He defrauded a K9 training club, Protection K9 Training Club, out of free training with his false claims. One of our admins noticed the photos when the K9 club posted them to their Facebook page, and of course was immediately suspicious. Once we knew he was lying, we contacted the club owner, who was shocked to learn of this as he was providing Mark free training because of his service. Mark also told him he was the third most highly decorated Veteran in Spokane! After we contacted the club owner, he asked Mark for a copy of his DD214, and once he did Mark disappeared. He has not only committed fraud, but has also committed a crime under the Stolen Valor act of 2013. One of our investigators, Fred, was in contact with Mr. Smith and spoke to him several times on the phone. When Fred asked for a DD214, Smith hung up on him and changed his number to prevent Fred from calling him back.
Posted by TartanMarine at 9:06 PM
Ohio student suspended for staying in class during walkouts
Excerpt: An Ohio high school student says he tried to remain nonpolitical during school walkouts over gun violence and was suspended for a day because he stayed in a classroom instead of joining protests or the alternative, a study hall. Hilliard senior Jacob Shoemaker says school isn't the place for politics, and he wasn't taking sides Wednesday. The district says it's responsible for students' safety and they can't be unsupervised. Jacob's citation for not following instructions was shared online by a friend, prompting a flood of messages to his father. Scott Shoemaker says some people thought his son was suspended for walking out, and angry comments accumulated, including some that mistook Scott for the principal. He says he also got a couple death threats and had to consider switching phone numbers. (No, these protests aren't political, they are spontaneous, the teachers and administrators are carefully nonpartisan, yep, all that. Except this kid doesn't leave the classroom to take part, and bingo! he's suspended. Because he couldn't stay there unsupervised... ah, last time I checked it was the responsibility of the school to supply that supervision. So they couldn't find a teacher or even an aide or a security person or anyone to sit in the classroom with him? And he was instructed to leave the classroom? How is instructing a student to leave the classroom a nonpartisan act? I love it when the leftists let the mask slip and really reveal themselves for what they are. --Del. Totalitarians. ~Bob)
Posted by TartanMarine at 9:03 PM
The Circle by Dave Eggers
I read this frightening novel for the “Right Book club” to which I belong. I can’t say I enjoyed it, because it is so easy to see it happening, and to an advocate of individual liberty, chilling. But it’s well-written and certainly held my interest. Imagine that Facebook, Twitter, Google, Amazon and every social media site and search engine are joined in one company. That can track anyone, find anyone, monitor anyone and, if necessary, destroy anyone through the development of vast new technologies. One of the founders sees the danger to individual freedom and attempts to stop it by winning over the main character. A very scary message about an all-too-possible future.
Posted by TartanMarine at 6:51 PM
Feds planned to charge Gardens teen for international school threats
Excerpt: A week before Corey Johnson confessed to stabbing three people — one of them fatally — in a Palm Beach Gardens home, authorities were discussing pending federal criminal charges against the 17-year-old, according to a Jupiter police report. Johnson was arrested Monday on charges of first-degree murder and attempted murder after investigators say he killed 13-year-old Jovanni Sierra and stabbed Elaine Simon, 43, and her son 13-year-old, Dane Bancroft, during a sleepover at a home in BallenIsles County Club. (well, FBI was thinking about it. ~Bob)
Posted by TartanMarine at 12:16 PM
Sweden Tries to 'Starve' Out Christian Asylum Seeker
Excerpt: Aideen Strandsson is a woman without a country. She may live in Sweden, but she is a stateless person, with no passport, no citizenship and no way to get a job. She lives every day with the knowledge she could be deported to her native Iran where, as a Christian, she would face grave danger. Sweden Remains Defiant Against Global Anger The world was outraged when the Swedish government decided to send Strandsson, who is a Christian and former Muslim, back to Iran where she could face prison, rape and even death. But a worldwide outcry over her situation has apparently not changed anything.
Posted by TartanMarine at 12:13 PM
Wannabe ISIS terrorist from Jersey Shore admits plot to bomb N.Y.
Posted by TartanMarine at 12:11 PM
Failed Afghan asylum seeker is arrested in Germany for killing his girlfriend because she refused to convert to Islam
Posted by TartanMarine at 12:09 PM
Questions Raised About Vietnam War Photos
Of course some North Vietnamese photographers were brave men who did good work, but it seems that doctoring photos "for the revolution" was an OK policy too for some. And then somehow the same photos get published in different books at different times as "the first ever", etc. Hmm.... who can you trust anymore? --Del
Posted by TartanMarine at 11:55 AM
How do I politely refuse a request from my boss to go make her coffee or any other job that is not my responsibility?
Posted by TartanMarine at 11:47 AM
Got the below message when I tried to post it on Facebook:
Posts that look like spam according to our Community Guidelines are blocked on Facebook and can't be edited.
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Trump decides to remove national security adviser, and others may follow
You're fired! The reality show goes on. ~Bob
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Thursday, March 15, 2018
Greek woman gang-raped by migrants after visiting refugee solidarity event
Posted by TartanMarine at 1:52 PM
Trump's new economic adviser: Tariffs Are Taxes. By LARRY KUDLOW, ARTHUR B. LAFFER & STEPHEN MOORE
Excerpt: Steel and aluminum may win in the short term, but steel-and-aluminum users and consumers lose.. One of the ironies of trade protectionism is that tariffs and import quotas are what we do to ourselves in times of peace and what foreign nations do to us with blockades to keep imports from entering our country in times of war. Or consider that we impose sanctions on U.S. enemies such as North Korea, Russia, and Iran because we want them to feel the economic pain of being deprived of imports.
Posted by TartanMarine at 1:42 PM
The Seth Rich Family’s Lawsuit Contains Brutal Claims against Fox News
Posted by TartanMarine at 1:35 PM
(Muslim) serving 25 years in terrorism case pleads guilty to attempted murder of Victorville prison warden
Man serving 25 years in terrorism case pleads guilty to attempted murder of Victorville prison warden
Excerpt:The prisoner had been serving a 25-year sentence in a terrorism case when he tried to slit the warden's throat. In entering a guilty plea Tuesday, Fazliddin Kurbanov admitted using a prison-made knife to attack the warden at the Federal Correctional Institution at Victorville on May 31, 2016. ... Kurbanov was sentenced in that case for conspiring and attempting to provide material support to the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan and for procuring bomb-making materials to execute a terrorist attack on American soil, according to then Assistant Atty. Gen. for National Security John P. Carlin.
Posted by TartanMarine at 1:31 PM
Teen accused of fatally stabbing boy, injuring 2 others 'because of his Muslim faith'
Posted by TartanMarine at 1:28 PM
Trump's Steel and Aluminum Tariffs by Walter Williams
Excerpt: There are a couple of important economic lessons that the American people should learn. I'm going to title one "the seen and unseen" and the other "narrow well-defined large benefits versus widely dispersed small costs." These lessons are applicable to a wide range of government behavior, but let's look at just two examples. Last week, President Donald Trump enacted high tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum. Why in the world would the U.S. steel and aluminum industries press the president to levy heavy tariffs? The answer is simple. Reducing the amounts of steel and aluminum that hit our shores enables American producers to charge higher prices. Thus, U.S. steel and aluminum producers will earn higher profits, hire more workers and pay them higher wages. They are the visible beneficiaries of Trump's tariffs. But when the government creates a benefit for one American, it is a virtual guarantee that it will come at the expense of another American -- an unseen victim. The victims of steel and aluminum tariffs are the companies that use steel and aluminum. Faced with higher input costs, they become less competitive on the world market. For example, companies such as John Deere may respond to higher steel prices by purchasing their parts in the international market rather than in the U.S. To become more competitive in the world market, some firms may move their production facilities to foreign countries that do not have tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum. Studies by both the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the Consuming Industries Trade Action Coalition show that steel-using industries -- such as the U.S. auto industry, its suppliers and manufacturers of heavy construction equipment -- were harmed by tariffs on steel enacted by George W. Bush.
Posted by TartanMarine at 1:26 PM
Israel is 11th happiest nation in the world; US slides to 18th
Notice that neither prosperous Sweden nor Germany is on this list. Perhaps being overrun by unassimilable aliens is making them UNhappy. And perhaps having a common destiny to live for puts Israelis in the category of the islands of Iceland/Australia/New Zealand despite being situated in a sea of hostility. Yours truly, Larry Greenberg
Posted by TartanMarine at 1:10 PM
John Kass: Democrat identity politics compel Elizabeth Warren to take a DNA test
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Broward Deputy Scot Peterson seen standing outside during Florida school shooting in new video
Monday, March 12, 2018
'Girls must be saved from going through this hell': Call for public inquiry into Telford sex scandal as it emerges up to 1,000 children as young as 11 were drugged, beaten and raped over 40 years
Excerpt: Lucy Lowe, 16, died alongside her mother and sister after the man who had been abusing her, 26-year-old Azhar Ali Mehmood, set fire to their house.
Posted by TartanMarine at 6:39 PM
Report: Liberal Student Orgs Get 20x More Funding Than Conservative Groups at UW-Madison
I'm shocked, shocked I say. ~Bob
Posted by TartanMarine at 6:27 PM
Austin package explosions leave teen dead, women hurt after three blasts in 2 weeks
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Book recommendation: Wellington: The Years of the Sword by Elizabeth Harman Pakenham, Countess of Longford
Since this excellent book runs to almost 500 pages, it is for those with a serious interest in military history or historical biography. It is both well-written and well-researched, with great photos. (Of paintings of course.) I knew only that Wellington’s peninsular campaign was a success, but not about individual battles. This book remedied that. And thought I knew a great deal about Waterloo, I discovered many new facets. It covers not only Wellington’s character, and his battles, but the complex political situation he had to deal with, the problems created by his brothers, and the need for reforms in the British army, starting with the way officers were selected. He was the indispensable man; Neither Waterloo nor many of the battles in Spain and Portugal could have been won by anyone else. His tactical brilliance was only matched by his ability to inspire troops to exceed all expectations. My only quibble is that the Countess often uses French phrases without translation, never supposing I guess that it would be read by members of the “lower orders” like myself who were deficient in the language. But this is only a slight distraction. I highly recommend this book.
Posted by TartanMarine at 12:00 PM
Gender Imbalance in the Black Community
Posted by TartanMarine at 11:39 AM
Criminal charges likely to be dropped against firefighter in death threat against comrades
Excerpt: STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Criminal charges against a firefighter who allegedly threatened to "kill" colleagues he claimed had mistreated him over his religious faith will be dropped in six months if he stays out of trouble and continues mental-health treatment. Raheem Hassan's case was adjourned in contemplation of dismissal during his appearance Wednesday in Criminal Court. (Muslim Privilege. ~Bob)
Posted by TartanMarine at 11:24 AM
Vietnamese refugees reunite with rescuers after decades of searching
Excerpt: After the fall of Saigon in 1975, more than a million desperate people fled Vietnam. Many of the refugees who escaped in small boats came to be called the boat people. Vietnamese immigrant Lauren Vuong was one of those people. Now a successful attorney, she's accomplished a lot in the four decades since then but until recently, one goal remained elusive: finding and thanking the men who rescued her at sea. (The stories of those who, at the serious risk of their lives, fled oppression for the chance at freedom, and who have come to join with us, to be Americans and contribute to the society and the nation. Those Americans born here who don't appreciate who we are and what we have should talk to those who have suffered, sacrificed, struggled to come here and know the worth of freedom. As imperfect as we are.... we are still good and need to celebrate that goodness. --Del. The refugees Democrats didn't want. ~Bob)
Posted by TartanMarine at 11:18 AM
Saturday, March 10, 2018
I read in "The Week" magazine that a recent study showed that those who viewe their smartphones during meals are less happy than those who don't. NMeal-viewing contributes to "greater boredom and worse overall mood." I don't have one, maybe why I'm pretty happy. ~Bob
Study: One-third of Americans can't eat without their smartphones
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Louis Farrakhan's Anti-Semitism and the Silence of the Left
Posted by TartanMarine at 2:45 PM
Billionaire Carl Icahn dumps $31 million in steel-related stocks before White House tariff talks
Excerpt: President Trump's billionaire friend Carl Icahn dumped $31.3 million in steel-related stock days before the White House announced intentions to impose steep tariffs on steel imports. In a recent Securities and Exchange Commission filing, Icahn disclosed that he sold off nearly 1 million shares of Manitowoc Co. Inc., a Wisconsin-based global crane manufacturer. ... Manitowoc stock tanked, losing roughly 6% of its value.(What a coincidence! ~Bob)
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