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  1. neocon01 Post author

    OOH RAH!
    , and a BIG Semper Fi to all my fellow Marines 🙂

    Marine Corps 240th birthday Nov. 10:
    11 facts to know

    Marine Corps birthday

    Nov. 10 is the official birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps. The Marine Corps traces its roots back to the Second Continental Congress in 1775, which established a resolution stating that “two Battalions of Marines be raised” as forces to land with the fleet. The Marines were on hand for the first amphibious raid into the Bahamas in 1776 under the command of Capt. Samuel Nichols.

    The Marine Corps marks the occasion with an annual Birthday Ball, the reading of a birthday message from the Commandant and the cutting of a birthday cake.

    Semper Fidelis

    Latin for “Always Faithful,” Semper Fidelis became the Marine Corps motto in 1883. According to the Marine Corps, Semper Fidelis is a permanent reminder that “a Marine will forever live by the ethics and values of the Corps.”

    Eagle, Globe and Anchor

    The Marines have three main symbols: the Eagle, the Globe and the Anchor. The Eagle represents the country they defend, with its eyes on the coastline and wings spread out to encompass the world. The Globe represents the Marine’s worldwide presence. The anchor represents the ties the Marine Corps has with the Navy and its ability to access any coastline in the world.

    The Marine Corps flag

    The Marine Corps flag we recognize today has been flown since January 1939. It contains images of the Eagle, Globe and Anchor in gray and gold on a scarlet background. The ribbon flowing from the eagle’s beak bears the motto “”Semper Fidelis,” and the words “United States Marine Corps” are found on the scroll below. Scarlet and gold were established as the official colors of the Corps as early as 1925, and the Eagle, Globe and Anchor emblem has appeared as part of Marine Corps iconography since 1868.

    Sword

    The Marine sword is the oldest weapon still in service to the U.S. armed forces. Officers carry the Mameluke Sword, which was originally given to Lieutenant Presley O’Bannon in 1805 by a Mameluke chieftain in North Africa. Lt O’Bannon and his Marines marched across 600 miles of North African desert to rid the “shores of Tripoli” of pirates and rescue the kidnapped crew of the USS Philadelphia. By 1825, all Marine Officers carried the Mameluke sword in recognition of this historic battle—the Marine Corps’ first on foreign soil.

    Adopted in 1859, the NCO Sword is carried by Marine Noncommissioned Officers (NCOs) and Staff Noncommissioned Officers (SNCOs). Used for ceremonial purposes, the M1859 NCO Sword was bestowed to NCOs and SNCOs by the 6th Commandant, Colonel John Harris, in recognition of their leadership in combat.

    Rifleman’s Creed

    One of the best-known Marine traditions is the Rifleman’s Creed. It says:

    This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine.
    My rifle is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.
    My rifle, without me, is useless. Without my rifle, I am useless. I must fire my rifle true. I must shoot straighter than my enemy who is trying to kill me. I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will…

    My rifle and myself know that what counts in this war is not the rounds we fire, the noise of our burst, nor the smoke we make. We know that it is the hits that count. We will hit…

    My rifle is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strength, its parts, its accessories, its sights and its barrel. I will ever guard it against the ravages of weather and damage as I will ever guard my legs, my arms, my eyes and my heart against damage. I will keep my rifle clean and ready. We will become part of each other. We will…

    Before God, I swear this creed. My rifle and myself are the defenders of my country. We are the masters of our enemy. We are the saviors of my life.

    So be it, until victory is America’s and there is no enemy, but peace!

    Honorary Marines

    Fewer than 100 people have been given the title “Honorary Marine.” They include: Chuck Norris, Bob Hope, Jim Nabors, Gary Sinise and Bugs Bunny.

    Marine’s Hymn

    The Marine’s hymn is highly recognizable and recounts their service through the years.

    From the Halls of Montezuma,
    To the shores of Tripoli;
    We fight our country’s battles
    In the air, on land, and sea;
    First to fight for right and freedom
    And to keep our honor clean:
    We are proud to claim the title
    Of United States Marine.

    Our flag’s unfurled to every breeze
    From dawn to setting sun;
    We have fought in every clime and place
    Where we could take a gun;
    In the snow of far-off Northern lands
    And in sunny tropic scenes;
    You will find us always on the job
    The United States Marines.

    Here’s health to you and to our Corps
    Which we are proud to serve;
    In many a strife we’ve fought for life
    And never lost our nerve;
    If the Army and the Navy
    Ever look on Heaven’s scenes;
    They will find the streets are guarded
    By The United States Marines.

    The President’s Own

    The U.S. Marine Band has performed at almost every presidential inauguration, save only that of George Washington and John Adams. Formed on July 11, 1798, the U.S. Marine Band, known as “The President’s Own” is the oldest continuously active professional music organization in the county. It made its first appearance at the 1801 inauguration of President Thomas Jefferson. Today, the band makes about 500 appearances a year.

    First battle on foreign soil

    The Marines’ first land battle on foreign soil was in Libya in 1805, where 600 Marines stormed the city of Derna to rescue the crew of the USS Philadelphia from pirates.

    If you know a Marine…

    According to the Marine Corps, if you know a Marine, the proper way to greet them on Nov. 10 is “Happy Birthday, Marine.”

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      1. neocon01 Post author

        belated, Accepted 🙂

        Happy Veterans Day Soldier!!

        our local Applebees gives us a free meal every veterans day, lunch or dinner…….going to lunch with some of the “boys”

  2. neocon01 Post author

    round two of obamas RACE WAR has begun…..

    Race protests scattered around U.S. campuses after Missouri resignations…..

    http://news.yahoo.com/race-protests-scattered-around-u-campuses-missouri-resignations-195918598–nfl.html

    ________________________________

    PS
    SOMEONE (no one knows who) ……. allegedly yelled NIGGER to a “student” the university President didnt take personal action on it, and howling mobs of leftist soldiers, black radicals, and communists forced him to resign.
    Too bad we couldnt get the usurper pResidnt to resign that easy…..

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  3. neocon01 Post author

    gotta love the “media” NOT!!

    The issue has been in focus at Yale after a fraternity turned away black guests at a Halloween party, saying, *****according to reports***** ****at the time****, that only white women would be admitted.

    in other words RUMOR HAS IT!! by SOME alleged ***wronged*** blacks…..yeah lets start a movement over a frat halloween party not admitting savages ….no alinsky – commie agitating 101 here eh?

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  4. neocon01 Post author

    obama & the lefts destruction of America continues un abridged……

    With the President of the University of Missouri stepping down from his position for the grave sin of being a white person, the left’s internal purge continues.

    We’ve already seen transgenderism warring with feminism, and transgenderism cleansing old-style feminists from the ranks of the initiated; we’ve seen the hard-core anti-Israel doves in the Democratic Party marginalize the few pro-Israel votes left; we’ve seen the pro-abortion movement run out of town on a rail any remnant blue dog Democrats.

    Now, the racial radicals are coming for their ideological grandparents.

    Here are seven lessons from this debacle.

    The Revolution Must Have Its Blood. America’s colleges have not seen a conservative in generations. Since the radicals took over the universities in the 1960s, obliterating any sense of pride in Western civilization and replacing basic education with murky multiculturalism, universities have been hotspots for radical leftism. That doesn’t matter: when the left wants social change, they start by bucking the establishment at the universities. That’s why the left will label its own campuses hotbeds of rape, racism, sexism, and transphobia – the implication being, of course, that if these tolerant and diverse oases are hellish pits, the rest of America must be exponentially worse. Whether they’re dragging mattresses around Columbia alleging rape or accusing frat houses at University of Virginia of group rape, the goal is always the same: the status quo must be abolished on the road to Utopia.

    The System Can Be Blamed For Every Individual Slight. Because campuses are not, by and large, secretive generators of racism, it’s getting harder and harder to spot inciting incidents for the left. So they simply latch onto anything remotely questionable, whether or not there’s evidence to back the claim. One random white student yelling the n-word at Mizzou is awful, of course, but that’s not representative of the tens of thousands of students at Mizzou, let alone the administration. After all, the student who alleged the slur was the student government president – an actual representative of the student body. But never mind that: any individual offense is now grounds for indicting the system. Because, as The Lonely Island says, you can’t trust the system.

    Leftists Are Cowards. Tim Wolfe caved at every turn regarding supposed systemic discrimination at the university. He began by apologizing to the ConcernedStudent1950 group after they shut down the university’s homecoming parade to surround his car and threaten him. “I am sorry, and my apology is long overdue,” he mewled. “My behavior seemed like I did not care. That was not my intention.” He took full blame for the incident, although he did nothing but ask police to remove the students from the parade route.

    When a student began a hunger strike, he met with the student and said:

    His voice for social justice is important and powerful. He is being heard and I am listening. I am thankful for the leadership provided by him and the other student leaders in raising awareness of racism, injustice, and intolerance…. Racism does exist at our university and it is unacceptable. It is a long-standing, systemic problem which daily affects our family of students, faculty and staff. I am sorry this is the case.

    On Friday night, he made the booboo of stating, “Systematic oppression is because you don’t believe that you have the equal opportunity for success.” This offended students who insist that everything in the world is someone else’s fault, even as they take taxpayer-funded educations.

    On Sunday, Wolfe said he’d stay.

    Today, he’s gone. He said, “It is clear to all of us that change is needed, and we appreciate the thoughtfulness and passion which have gone into the sharing of concerns.”

    Wolfe could have stood tall. He didn’t. That’s because leftists understand that they must be sacrificed on the pagan altar of the New.

    Republicans Are Cowards. It’s not just Democrats embracing the suck. Senator Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO)43%
    tweeted, “Racism has no place in our society,” and then added that he hoped “that the students, faculty, campus leadership and the University of Missouri System will have an open and meaningful dialogue that will become an example for the MU System campuses, the state and country.” Republican Rep. Caleb Jones of Columbia stated, “The lack of leadership Mizzou has been dealing with for months has finally reached the point of becoming a national embarrassment. It’s time for a change in leadership and start the healing process.” Rep. Steve Cookson (R-Poplar Bluff) joined Jones in calling for Wolfe’s ouster. Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder said he wanted student concerns to be heard, but added tepidly, “our universities cannot be run by individuals’ making demands or using extreme actions.”

    This is why Republicans lose. Republicans who fail to label a shakedown a shakedown shouldn’t be expected to stand up against the brutal narrative barrage from the left.

    “White Privilege” Means Getting Fired For Being White. Wolfe did nothing to provoke his ouster. As noted, he never stopped apologizing at any point or saying that all of his detractors were right. That didn’t mean that the ConcernedStudent1950 group had no excuse to dump him: his skin color was enough.

    They demanded that Wolfe write “a handwritten apology to the Concerned Student 1-9-5-0 demonstrators and holds a press conference in the Mizzou Student Center reading the letter. In the letter and at the press conference, Tim Wolfe must acknowledge his white male privilege, recognize that systems of oppression exist, and provide a verbal commitment to fulfilling Concerned Student 1-9-5-0 demands.” Other demands included a curriculum “vetted, maintained, and overseen by a board comprised of students, staff, and faculty of color,” a new president selected by a “collective of students, staff, and faculty of diverse backgrounds [read: racial minorities],” and an increase in “the percentage of black faculty and staff campus-wide to 10%.” Racism is alive and well, and living on the left.

    College Athletes Wield Too Much Clout. The Mizzou protest movement got its biggest boost when 30 black members of the football team joined up with the ConcernedStudent1950 movement. Gary Pinkel, the white coach who makes $3.1 million, avoided charges of “white privilege” by joining the protest, too (for the record, he earns approximately six times Wolfe’s salary). College athletes are treated like royalty: recruited with sex, given free tuition, slobbered over by donors. On average, they don’t have any of the intellectual credentials for scholarships, but they get them anyway. Then they turn around and generate national attention because we want to watch them smash heads with BYU on Saturday.

    That’s asinine. As I’ve written elsewhere, there is no case for taxpayer-funded collegiate sports. If you want to watch sports, pay for it yourself. Mooching off the taxpayer dime because you can tackle another dude is not an intellectual credential. Former Mizzou linebacker Luke Lambert rightly ripped the student athletes, stating, “Playing football at the University of Missouri is a privilege, a privilege a lot (of) individuals would take from you, if you are willing to give it up. Are you truly following through with the message sent to the public or will you still collect the monthly scholarship check to enjoy that night out, eat in the free dining hall, earn the free degree and enjoy the free gear handed to you during your tenure at the University of Missouri?”

    The Left Will Politicize Everything, Including Sports. There is a reason ESPN has lost ratings over the past few years: they never stop politicizing sports. Sports has become one of the few refuges for the apolitical in our society. But the left won’t leave well enough alone. They think institutionally, and sports represent an important cultural institution. Sports Illustrated has become a litany of leftist sob stories. Naturally, talk radio today spent time talking up the bravery of these idiot football players, just as it talked up the heroism of Jason Collins and Michael Sam and the stoicism of Miami Heat players wearing T-shirts for Michael Brown. Odd that the leftist media never suggest that Cowboys players stage a walkout to get the team to drop Greg Hardy.

    We’ve now officially reached the point in American life where mass offense is no longer necessary to generate major institutional change. That means that the squeakiest wheels will always get the grease – so long as those squeaky wheels fit into the left’s preconceived notions of victimhood.

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  5. neocon01 Post author

    Yuppers; the cold hard FACTS presented by this man…..on the blaze.com

    IN_MD -Nov. 10, 2015 at 9:12am

    “Ok I have some truths too. The reality is that blacks in this country need whites. They cannot exist without them. Whites on the other hand don’t need blacks at all. If every single black person were to disappear from this country tomorrow, things would actually improve.

    The same is true for liberals. Liberals cannot exist without conservatives. They desperately need conservatives to fund all their programs. They certainly couldn’t exist relying on the 47% of the population that doesn’t produce anything except children and burdens for society.

    Let’s look at that for the truth of it. The current president wouldn’t be the president without whites. Oprah wouldn’t be Oprah without whites. Any random rapper wouldn’t have the career he/she has without whites. Any random NFL or NBA athlete wouldn’t have the life they do without whites. This guy wouldn’t be on TV without whites.

    I could say I know how they feel but I can’t. I am not a member of the race always on the bottom. They know even their rare accomplishments are not their own. That is how it has always been. They cannot accomplish anything within their own context.

    Look at the source. That is always the best thing in these type situations. Look at Africa. Without the Europeans or the Chinese, nowadays, Africa would still be in the first century. We have to remember these people were preliterate stone age savages when brought to these shores centuries ago. The ingratitude of these people is astounding, but predictable.”

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    1. Tim

      muzzie terrorist. DOS. The Camera muzzie got the next round that was not caught on video. Tis a shame. The Feel Good Story has to have a bad part.

      😦

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  6. neocon01 Post author

    can I hear a rousing song of llllaaaa la la la la ls”s like on 911?
    not now? awwwww gee, maybe on the next round….

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  7. neocon01 Post author

    Teacher fired for refusing to treat disguised girl like a boy
    By Ed Straker

    It begins. Everyone who will not cooperate with the mental illness of a select few who claim to be a different gender from the one they actually are will be persecuted. We have seen it happen to nubile young girls who are forced to allow disguised boys to shower with them. And now a teacher has been fired for refusing to pretend that a girl is a boy.

    A federal discrimination complaint has been filed on behalf of a Katy-area educator who says she was wrongly terminated for refusing to address a 6-year-old girl as a transgender boy, the teacher’s attorneys said Tuesday. Madeline Kirksey, of Houston, who worked at the Children’s Lighthouse Learning Center location on Clay Road, was fired Nov. 3 after she would not agree to treat the child as a male and call the child by a new male name, according to a copy of the filing with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
    … the child had been attending school since the start of classes as a “little girl.”
    It begins. Everyone who will not cooperate with the mental illness of a select few who claim to be a different gender from the one they actually are will be persecuted. We have seen it happen to nubile young girls who are forced to allow disguised boys to shower with them. And now a teacher has been fired for refusing to pretend that a girl is a boy.

    Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2015/11/teacher_fired_for_refusing_to_treat_disguised_girl_like_a_boy.html#ixzz3rHuorczO

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