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Naw...My Vote Doesn’t Count...or Why I Am A Stupid, Lazy Loser

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By Lt. Col. Robert K. Brown, USAR (Ret.)
From the December, 2014 issue of SOF

On how many occasions, come election time, do you hear gunnies come up with some inane excuse as to why they are not going to vote? “Oh, my vote doesn't count,” they snivel. “The politicians will do whatever they damn please. A pox on both houses.” Well, SOFers, if that was the case, why do all the left-wing, bottom feeders swarm to the ballot box? Because they know that voting Democratic will ensure they get their share of slop at the public trough. Or I should say, filtching dollars out of your and my wallet?

TROOPS TO BE QUARANTINED AND A NEW YORK FREAK SHOW NOT ABOUT HALLOWEEN

U.S. Troops deployed to assist in the African Ebola outbreak are to be quarantined. 21 days. Those troops have endured much worse and fulfill their orders pleasant or not. Italy is asking them not to be quarantined there. The decision is in limbo.

Our troops will follow their orders to minimize risk to Americans and Italians.

But volunteer workers don't have their marching orders.

Volunteer civilian health care workers are to be commended for their sacrifice. But a couple of U. S. volunteer do gooders have painted a very ugly image for sacrificing medical workers.

A MISSED OPPORTUNITY FOR THE NAVY?

Could the CGNs Have Helped?
By SOF Editor

In the mid-to-late 1990s, the United States Navy discarded nine nuclear-powered guided-missile cruisers. USS Long Beach (CGN 9), USS Bainbridge (CGN 25), USS Truxtun (CGN 35), the California-class cruisers, and the Virginia-class cruisers were all retired and scrapped.

IS OBAMA SELLING OUT TAIWAN?

2001 Promise for Subs at Risk
By SOF Editor

The Obama Administration may be prioritizing a military exchange program with the ChiComs over a promise to help Taiwan modernize its submarine force. The decision could leave the Republic of China vulnerable to the ChiComs.

SAFETY HARBOR FIREARMS KEG HOLSTER

This KEG Holster from Safety Harbor Firearms will allow you to carry a firearm safely! This holster is available in five colors, including coyote tan, black, and Multicam!

Super Fast Piasecki X 49A Helicopter for US Military

From Armed Forces Update

Albanian Army at Combined Resolve III

Albanian Army at Combined Resolve III

One paranoid Self Styled Marxist, Maoist Communist leader Envar Hoxha, who ruled for 40 years until 1987, built 700,000 bunkers, 24 every square kilometer of the country, as he was sure that every one was going to invade him. The saying then became "Who would want to invade Albania?" SOF saw these bunkers when we visited Albania in 1997. They were spider filled spooky fortresses.

IS THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT WHITEWASHING THE VA SCANDAL?

17 Criminal Referrals Declined
By SOF Editor

At least 17 criminal referrals to the Justice Department made by the Inspector General at the Department of Veterans Affairs have been rejected by the Justice Department. Instead, administrative action is the course of action that is being recommended.

DEADLY DEFENSE CUTS? Scathing Report Questions Troopers' Deaths

Report Points Finger at Sequestration Cuts
By Harold Hutchison

Green Beret in Afghanistan
(Army photo)

Think that defense cuts don’t get troops killed? You might want to re-think those conclusions in light of the investigation stemming from the worst blue-on-blue incident in Operation Enduring Freedom, when a B-1B Lancer dropped bombs on a friendly position.

According to a report by the Washington Times, the deaths of five Soldiers in a 9 June “friendly fire” incident were caused by an inability of the Special Forces unit to properly train prior to deploying to Afghanistan due to “sequestration” – automatic spending cuts that hit the defense budget and entitlement spending. Special Forces units usually try to train for at least three weeks in terrain in the United States that resembles that in Afghanistan, but the Operational Detachment Alphas had those training deployments cancelled and had to make do with training at Fort Campbell in Kentucky.

HAVE YOUR PANTRY READY FOR DISASTER

When a major disaster strikes, you may find yourself short on edible food. Power knocks out the refrigerator and freezer - and what you thought might keep you going for weeks is now spoiled.

But Food4Patriots has a solution! Food4Patriots consists of pre-packaged kits of high-quality, dehydrated survival food rated to last for 25 years, packed in secure, lightweight, waterproof storage totes.

Ebola Fever

A female Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent, who sounds a bit like Peggy Lee, sings about the new health responsibilities assigned to TSA. "Fever" was written and performed by the Capitol Steps.

BRAZIL AIRFORCE CHOOSES GRIPEN E/F FIGHTER JETS OVER RAFALE AND SUPER HORNET

Brazilian Air Force Picks Saab
By SOF

MGI MARCK-15 HYDRA PISTON 5.56

This is the Complete MARCK-15-Piston 5.56 Weapon System from MGI. This MARCK 15, also known as the "Hydra", is the base system for everything associated with MGI's system.  It includes the Modular Lower Receiver with a 5.56 (AR) Magazine-Well, the QCB-D Upper Receiver and a 16-inch barrel with a piston system.