NC unemployment rates increase in 87 counties, All 14 NC metro areas increased unemployment, July 2, 2013, Greensboro High Point metro unemployment rate 9.4 percent in May

NC unemployment rates increase in 87 counties, All 14 NC metro areas increased unemployment, July 2, 2013, Greensboro High Point metro unemployment rate 9.4 percent in May

“If I had my choice I would kill every reporter in the world but I am sure we would be getting reports from hell before breakfast.”… William Tecumseh Sherman

“The function of the press is very high. It is almost Holy.
It ought to serve as a forum for the people, through which
the people may know freely what is going on. To misstate or
suppress the news is a breach of trust.”…. Louis D. Brandeis

“North Carolina’s unemployment rate fell for the fourth consecutive month in May to 8.8 percent, but the slight drop was largely due to a shrinking labor force rather than the creation of new jobs, economists said.”…Raleigh News Observer June 21, 2013

From the Greensboro News Record July 2, 2013.

“Unemployment in the Greensboro-High Point metro improved only slightly in May, continuing a painfully slow climb out of the recession.

Unemployment dropped 0.3 percentage point to 9.5 percent, compared with May 2012, the N.C. Department of Commerce, Division of Employment Security reported Tuesday. The rates are not adjusted for seasonal patterns.

The state’s rate for May was 8.9 percent.

North Carolina has pockets of strong employment, including the Asheville, Durham-Chapel Hill and Raleigh-Cary metros.

But 41 rural counties still have unemployment rates above 10 percent.”

“Unemployment improved in all three counties in the Greensboro-High Point metro:

* In Guilford County, the rate dropped by 0.2 percentage points to 9.4 percent in May compared with May, 2012.

* In Rockingham County, the rate dropped by 0.9 percentage points to 10.1 percent.

* In Randolph County, the rate dropped by 0.5 percentage points to 9.3 percent.

Unadjusted month-to-month numbers in May compared with April appear to show a dramatic increase in unemployment for the Greensboro-High Point metro: 8.9 percent in April to 9.5 percent.

But adjusted month-to-month numbers show a modest decrease from 9.5 percent in April to 9.4 percent in May.”

Read more:

The article seems to be attempting to paint an improved employment picture compared to 2012.

But wait a minute.

Here is the report from the NC ESC, Employment Security Commission.

“Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 87 of North Carolina’s counties in May, decreased in 12 and remained the same in one. All 14 of the State’s metro areas experienced rate increases.”

Compare the ESC report to the News Record article.

It appears to me and another well informed gentleman that I know, that since Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway purchased the News Record,  the reporting on jobs and the economy has been watered down.

From Citizen Wells June 29, 2013.

“The labor force participation rate in NC fell .1 percent in May. That fully accounted for the .1 percent drop in the unemployment rate.

It gets worse.

The NC Labor Force Participation Rate dropped 1 percent from January to May 2013.

It gets worse.

The NC Labor Force Participation Rate dropped 3.7 percent since the Democrats took control of both US houses of congress in 2007.

It gets worse.

The NC Employment to population rate dropped 6.1 percent since the Democrats took control of both US houses of congress in 2007.”


139 responses to “NC unemployment rates increase in 87 counties, All 14 NC metro areas increased unemployment, July 2, 2013, Greensboro High Point metro unemployment rate 9.4 percent in May



  2. We had no problem with a serviceman or woman practicing his/her faith until the current Commander-in Chief came into power

    Could it be because he is of a different faith (Muslim) than the Christians who make up the majority of our armed forces? I say yes….

    Religion to someone who is putting his or her life on the line every day 24/7 is the most important thing they have to calm their fears in combat…..

    As a combat veteran, I can honestly say……I have never met an atheist who has served hard time in a combat situation……but I have served with an awful lot of regular run-of-the-mill soldier’s who have prayed real hard at times in combat……one of them being me.

    Now go figure.

  3. RMinNC — Amen brother. And yes, Obama is Muslim. He has been trying to maintain close ties with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Then Morsi went last August to Tehran to try and patch things up with the Shiites.

    Obama leans to Leftwing Shia Islam. The Muslim Brotherhood, however, is Sunni fundamentalist. But here you had last August, Morsi going to Iran to make small talk and help bring the Muslim Brotherhood and Shiites together. That would suit Obama just fine. And Iranian born Valerie Jarrett.

    But the Egyptian people began to get wind of what was happening and didn’t like it. So Morsi was going to use the military to put down the scheduled protests, just like Iran did a few years ago. But the military said, “NO. We will not fire on our own people. You have 48 hours to change your mind or you’re out of here.” Morsi refused, and now he’s out. That will not please Obama, nor the government in Iran, nor the Muslim Brotherhood. So what is the Muslim Obama going to do now?

    Will Obama clearly show his hand so there can be no denying it anymore? When? When are our people going to stop the DENIAL and see this usurper for what he is? I ask that question every darn day.

  4. John in Illinois

    Who’s side would our military be on if something like this would happen here? I guess we have too many “sheeple” for anything like Cairo .

  5. I guess the people of Egypt had “buyers reMorsi”.

  6. John in Illinois

    hahaha good one SueQ

  7. John in Illinois

    RminNC…… that video brought gave me goosebumps… there is still hope

  8. You put it quit well DEAN…..

    You ask if Obama will show his hand…..history has shown us that he is willing to throw anyone…including his mother and grandmother under the bus..

    .I doubt seriously that he will open his fly catcher to save Morsi…..

    I too ask myself the same question every day…it was encouraging to see all the Egyptians out in force against Morsi and his radical Islamic extremist Muslim Brotherhood…..

    This doesn’t speak well for Obama’s foreign policy in the Middle East…he has no creditability with the most important Arab country, who or what country would put any confidence in Obama after this?….Obama will be like the “black plague”…totally untouchable….

    Wouldn’t you just love to be a “fly on the wall” at the White House and the Pentagon right now?…….I think the paper shredders are working overtime at both locations…within two days, they won’t even claim to have had any relationship with Morsi….lol

  9. Interested Bystander

    LOL SueQ,

    It is my view that this is even MORE evidence that the United States should keep their nose out of other Country’s business.

    Ron Paul’s form of Foriegn policy seems to be making more sense isn’t it?

  10. Interested Bystander

    Hey All,

    I have on more than one occasion suggested that one of the ways we would be able to right this ship was to convince the “higher ups” in the military that we have lost our way.

    I would also suggest that IF there were protests like what happened in Egypt here in the United States, the media would be screaming RACISM, that the “whites” didn’t like having a black man in the White House.

    I’d be interested to know what our military would do.

    Maybe that’s when Obama calls for the Russians to “help out”.

  11. Interested Bystander

    Hey All,

    I recall an episode of “The Simpson’s” where George Bush (the first) was running against Bill Clinton, and of course Clinton won, but at the end of the episode both Bush and Clinton unzipped their bodies to reveal that they BOTH were aliens.

    I’m looking for Obama to unzip himself any day now.

  12. Interested Bystander


    I know I shouldn’t watch “The Simpson’s”, but it’s a CARTOON, clearly make believe, and we all have to escape reality every now and again.

    Besides, I can’t help myself.

  13. SueQ….thanks for the laugh…lol

    reMorsi….good fast thinking….hahaha

  14. I saw this comment posted by a loyal member of the opposition and thought it worthy of repost here…

    Former UN Ambassador Susan Rice, who began a new role as National Security Adviser on Monday tries to defuse things and take the edge off of the whole Snowden/ USA Global Spy & Command and Control Network media circus thingee….

    Take it away Susan, let us see your rabbit trick……..
    “I think the United States of America is and will remain the most influential, powerful and important country in the world, the largest economy, and the largest military, [with] a network of alliances, values that are universally respected.”

    O.K. so basically just another giant “Screw You” to the planet then…
    Wake up Susan…your boss has his tit and other body parts hung up in the wringer……your ignorance isn’t helping him any…go put your head in the sand with all the other members of his Royal Highness’s cabinet. ….

    We will call you when it’s dinner time…..

  15. John in Illinois | July 3, 2013 at 5:09 pm |

    Who’s side would our military be on if something like this would happen here? I guess we have too many “sheeple” for anything like Cairo .

    Hard to say. Our military has undergone a purge under Obama. It’s scary really. I fear that who ever is left will be thouroughly brainwashed in the “Obama way”.

  16. Also, don’t forget we now have an agreement with Russia that they will send troops to protect THE O, should there be an “emergency” here. That speaks volumes.

  17. 15 Photos From the Tahrir Square Protests You’ll Never See In Legacy Media. #Egypt #Morsi #Obama




  19. I may be jumping the gun just a little…but why not…..this video was made in 2010, but it is just as valid today as it was back then…..this is what made America what it is, and is what will keep America Free….regardless of the candy-assed generals..

    p.s. SUEQ…you said when
    Your reply was, “Hard to say. Our military has undergone a purge under Obama. It’s scary really. I fear that who ever is left will be thouroughly brainwashed in the “Obama way”.
    I agree with you to a point…the candy-assed generals have been brainwashed…but I DO NOT think the common soldier will fire upon the American people……perhaps that’s why there are 50,000 Russians in America today !

  20. oldsailor 81

    As long as our Constitution is INTACT no country on earth can set foot on our soil without proper invitation. If things turn UGLY for Soetoro it is doubtful that Congress would allow the alleged foreign troops on our soil ,in spite of an alleged agreement with the UN. It would still be a prosecutable act of war against the US. I am not sure that there is an agreement with the UN which would allow them to ARBITRARILY invade our shores bbased upon a sole UN decision. The POTUS cannot bring a foreign power into the US to fight our people PERIOD no matter how powerful he might think he is. At some point he will find himself looking down the barrels of a million m-16s.,along with other assorted ordnance.

  21. …..Go out of your way tomorrow to thank a veteran for his/her service……….

  22. oldsailor 81

    To those who think that the Russians would be allowed to MURDER US citizens. If you think that this is true then you have not listened very well to your DI in BASIC training. Just what the hell do you think US forces would be doing while the invasion of Russians is going on? I am sure Putin and all the rest of the Soviet countries as well as the UN are fully aware that if that happened the US forces would have no recourse but to fight the Russians. While there might be Russians in our country, being trained,I personally believe that none of them will see fit to fire upon Americans,because if they do they know that it will FORCE our military to TAKE OVER,and BOOT THEIR ASSES OUT of our country.

  23. oldsailor 81

    ………And I believe that this would indeed occur if PUSH CAMES TO SHOVE, and it will probably happen WITHOUT ANY LEGALLY ORDERED ACTION FROM SOETORO,or ANY OF THE LITTLE COWERING PUSS## generals at the PENTAGON. It will happen under the leadership of people like Admiral Lee. The rest of the little cowards will be sitting on a bench in a STOCKADE,awaiting Courts Martials themselves.

  24. I hear what you are saying oldsailor, but the point is ….
    they have no damn business being on American soil in the first place !….We have NO STATUS of FORCES AGREEMENT with RUSSIA…unless Obama has done something in the “dead of night” that the American people do not know about..if so, then thats treason….

    I will say, with that number of troops, they are not here for any good reason…it is hard to tell exactly why this ailen pResident has allowed such a number of foreign troops into and remain in America…..but whatever the reason…it isn’t good.

    If we have to fight the Russians, I would much prefer to fight them on their land…not on ours.

  25. oldsailor 81

    I have to say that the French got exactly what they asked for in the 1940s. They thought that Hitler’s occupation of France would be beneficial to France. That reasoning by itself tells you about the French leaders of that day. A French cruiser made the mistake of firing yupon a US warship .It was promptly SUNK by return fire at nearly point blank range. Our cruiser made pretty short work of the Frenchie. It was obvious t Sadly the French cruiser didn’t even get a line free from the pier to which it was tied it sank next to the pier,a usless burned out derelict.hat the French Commander was sympathetic toward the Nazis.

  26. oldsailor 81

    Typo ……….can’t see what I am typing…….. something going on with WordPress. “It was obvious that the French C.O. was sympathetic towards the Nazis”. He discovered that the US C.O. was NOT SYMPATHETIC toward him……the HARD WAY!

  27. oldsailor 81


  28. In honor of Independence Day……….
    I’ve spent 2 days crying, laughing, smiling all at the same time (didn’t know that was possible). I’ve watched so many (over 300 so far) videos of surprise military homecomings and can’t get enough. They are especially touching to me since I was a Navy brat (dad was career Navy, nearly 30 yrs, now deceased) and remember many homecomings though, in those days, nobody taped them. But these videos remind one of those brave men and women, past and present, who have given us the freedoms we still enjoy today, even though those freedoms are under attack. I’m also ever mindful of many who gave the ultimate sacrifice and whose homecomings were under far more heartbreaking and different circumstances. I’d like to thank all those who served here in CW’s site for your service! Thank you just doesn’t seem like enough.

    Happy 4th of July everyone and should you decide to indulge in the following, don’t forget the box of tissues. You’ll need them and I hope you will enjoy as much as I have.

  29. When General of the Armies, Douglas MacAuthur gave this speech to the Corp of Cadets at West point in 1963, he was 84 years old…He spoke for one hour and thirty five minutes ..with any notes..and made no errors in grammer or speech…you could have heard a pin drop in the Cadet mess hall during this speech….

    .this is one of the greatest speeches ever made by man..Every word had meaning…Please take a few minutes to hear eight minutes of it….You won’t be sorry….


  30. oldsailor 81

    Hope you enjoy a happy and safe 4th. If you havn’t yet watched the Admiral Lee video, you will need to swallow hard to get rid of the lummp in your throat. I salute the Admiral because he is dead on the money.


  32. Old Sailor……you are exactly right on. Yes, I watched it (& cried again) as well as during all the other videos that have been submitted today. One might think that crying is all I do lately, but I’m really feeling touched deeply by a lot of things and trying sometimes to escape (on occasion) from what’s really happening in our country and around the world. The bad stuff is being instigated by some really evil people, of this I am certain. But God and people like you and many others in this site give me hope and strength that we may again defeat the Devil and send him packing. God Bless you, OldSailor81. I’m sure you and my dad would have had a rip-roaring time talking about shipboard days. 😉 He would have been 85 years old this year, but died at 55. My only brother was a Marine during the final days of Viet Nam and my oldest son was in the Navy and served in the Persian Gulf, first US ship there, the Midway, I believe. Forgive me but I sometimes get mixed up between the ships my dad was on and the ones my son was on. Doesn’t matter really, they are both precious to me and I’m so very proud of them.

    Happy Independence Day to you and yours, Old (Salt)…..the first user name I saw you under…..sure caught my eyes, 🙂

  33. ………The Ultimate Soldier has always been, and ALWAYS will be..couple this wqith Airborne Training and you have the Super Ultimate Soldier.


  34. Shoot…….I guess I should give a shout out and a wave to good ole NSA since I revealed more on my family than intended. Enjoy guys and you know where to find me. In all deference to you in YOUR cowardice & traitorous stance against the American people, do accept my one finger salute, won’t you? 😉

  35. RminNc…….thank you for all the videos you have put in today. They are very inspiring. I hadn’t seen most of them previously. All are appropriate for this time of year as we celebrate Independence Day and remind us WHY we are celebrating this day.

  36. Good night all…..the First Sergeant (my wife) just played TAPS on the Company PA set……..that means lights out in five minutes……

    God is Near…Rest in Peace….

  37. Oldsailor and RMinNC,

    In my previous post at 6:00 pm, I was referring to this article at TRUNEWS, in which FEMA and Russia signed an agreement to bring Russian Emergency officers to the US in the event of a crisis.

    Hope this clarifies. I should have posted it before.

  38. About the question of the military being on our side or not. We need to remember that each of them has family, extended family, friends, neighbors, etc. that will get hurt if the military shoots at us. They can’t have everyone safe with them. The “one” has no feelings for anyone else, but for those of you that are watching the homecoming videos, it should reinforce that they all have family and will want to protect their children and family.

    Happy 4th everyone!!! Hopefully we will have a different scenario by next year….

    Also, just for a giggle, wouldn’t it be great, if the new government in Egypt takes in Snowden?? hee hee

  39. As we celebrate the 4 th of July and the birth of this great nation please hold our country in your prayers. Ask our dear Lord to protect us and to enfold our military in the arms of the archangels. Beg Him to show mercy. Pray, fast and repent.

  40. Is time running out for Mr. O? Let’s hope so!
    Obama Openly Weeping…
    “They’re Going To Impeach Me”

  41. oldsailor 81

    For those of us who were raised up in FREEDOM we know no other way of life. We are guaranteed our freedoms by having been born in America, but there are BASTARDS among us who would take away our freedom without hesitation. Now we have such people in leadership positions of our country. These people must be removed from their positions by whatever means we can. We were able to break away from the domination of England,and I believe that we can do it AGAIN.

  42. CitizenWells and Fellow posters,
    Good morning. Happy 4th of July. Many will remember today as the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and others as the ‘day after’ Gettysburg, or others the first American bombing mission over occupied Europe. Most of all, we should remember that we are Americans. Good luck to you and your families on this day.


  43. Good morning CW et. al,

    RMinNC, a joke for you (and all)

    The Bridge…..

    A man on his Harley was riding along a California beach when suddenly the sky clouded above his head and, in a booming voice, God said, ‘because you have tried to be faithful to me in all ways, I will grant you one wish.’

    The biker pulled over and said, ‘Build a bridge to Hawaii so I can ride over anytime I want.’

    God replied, ‘Your request is materialistic; think of the enormous challenges for that kind of undertaking; the supports required reaching the bottom of the Pacific and the concrete and steel it would take! I can do it, but it is hard for me to justify your desire for worldly things. Take a little more time and think of something that could possibly help man kind.’

    The biker thought about it for a long time. Finally, he said, ‘God, I
    wish that I, and all men, could understand women; I want to know how she feels inside, what she’s thinking when she gives me the silent treatment, why she cries, what she means when she says nothing’s wrong, why she snaps and complains when I try to help, and how I can make a woman truly happy.

    God replied: ‘You want two lanes or four on that bridge?”

  44. And of course,

    Happy Independence Day!

  45. Love this and so true. Something every child should know about Independence Day!

  46. Ugh,

    I can’t post a photo or video for anything.

  47. Philo-Publius

    “Why is it that, next to the birth day of the Saviour of the World, your most joyous and most venerated festival returns on this day [July 4th]?…Is it not that, in the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birth-day of the Saviour? That it forms a leading event in the progress of the gospel dispensation? Is it not that the Declaration of Independence first organized the social compact on the foundation of the Redeemer’s mission upon earth? That it laid the corner stone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity…?”
    — John Quincy Adams, An Oration Delivered at Newburyport, on the 61st Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, July 4th, 1837 (Newburyport: Charles Whipple, 1837), p. 5.

  48. RM,

    This video is somewhat similar to the one you posted yesterday. I couldn’t embed it from Youtube, so you’ll have to go to the link to view it. It’s by Jay Leno. His series is called “Jaywalking”. Enjoy.

    Embarrassingly Stupid Americans, the Video! (It could also be called “Thank God for Grandpa”) In a mere 3 generations, our society has lost touch with our own history.

  49. In the words of an old song by Crosby, Stills and Nash……….”Teach Your Children Well”

  50. SueQ,

    Loved the Video. So sad, but true. It also is telling to many other issues and reveals a widely spread lie by the leftist elites.

  51. Our independence has continually been fought by every American Solider over the centuries throughout many wars and Freedom was never Free. Our Christian religion has always been the backbone and platform of reasoning for freedom. Here is a short story representing such.

    A wealthy man and his son loved to collect rare works of art. They had everything in their collection, fromPicasso to Raphael. They would often sit together and admire the great works of art..
    When the Vietnam conflict broke out, the son went to war. He was very courageous and died in battle while rescuing another soldier. The father was notified and grieved deeply for his only son.

    About a month later, just before Christmas, There was a knock at the door. A young man stood at the door with a large package in his hands..

    He said, ‘Sir, you don’t know me, but I am the soldier for whom your son gave his life. He saved many lives that day, and he was carrying me to safety when a bullet struck him in the heart and he died instantly… He often talked about you, and your love for art.’ The young man held out this package. ‘I know this isn’t much. I’m not really a great artist, but I think your son would have wanted you to have this.’

    The father Opened the package. It was a portrait of his son, painted by the young man. He stared in awe at the way the soldier had captured the personality of his son in the painting. The father was so drawn to the eyes that his own eyes welled up with tears. He thanked the young man and offered to pay him for the picture.. ‘Oh, no sir, I could never repay what your son did for me. It’s a gift.’

    The father hung the portrait over his mantle. Every time visitors came to his home he took them to see the portrait of his son before he showed them any of the other great works he had collected.

    The man died a few months later. There was to be a great auction of his paintings. Many influential people gathered, excited over seeing the great paintings and having an opportunity to purchase one for their collection.

    On the platform sat the painting of the son. The auctioneer pounded his gavel. ‘We will start the bidding with this picture of the son. Who will bid for this picture?’
    There was silence

    Then a voice in the back of the room shouted, ‘We want to see the famous paintings. Skip this one.’

    But the auctioneer persisted. ‘Will somebody bid for this painting? Who will start the bidding? $100, $200?’

    Another voice angrily. ‘We didn’t come to see this painting. We came to see the Van Gogh’s, the Rembrandts. Get on with the Real bids!’

    But still the auctioneer continued. ‘The son! The son! Who’ll take the son?’

    Finally, a voice came from the very back of the room. It was the longtime gardener of the man and his son. ‘I’ll give $10 for the painting…’ Being a poor man, it was all he could afford.

    ‘We have $10, who will bid $20?’

    ‘Give it to him for $10. Let’s see the masters. ‘The crowd was becoming angry. They didn’t want the picture of the son. They wanted the more worthy investments for their collections.

    The auctioneer pounded the gavel.. ‘Going once, twice, SOLD for $10!

    A man sitting on the second row shouted, ‘Now let’s get on with the collection!’

    The auctioneer laid down his gavel. ‘I’m sorry, the auction is over.’

    ‘What about the paintings?’

    ‘I am sorry. When I was called to conduct this auction, I was told of a secret stipulation in the will… I was not allowed to reveal that stipulation until this time. Only the painting of the son would be auctioned. Whoever bought that painting would inherit the entire estate, including the paintings.

    The man who took the son gets everything!’

    God gave His son over 2,000 years ago to die on the Cross. Much like the auctioneer, His message today is: ‘The Son, the Son, who’ll take the Son?’

    Because, you see, whoever takes the Son gets everything!


  52. Good Morning America!

    The State of the Union Truth

    The Fourth of July Truth

    Be inspired to Dream that we shall overcome someday.

  53. Two Great quotes:

    1) “The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.”

    2) “It is when people forget God that tyrants forge their chains.”

    Patrick Henry, American colonial revolutionary


    Good morning CW, William, Oldsailor, SueQ, Thistle, Pete, Philo and all,,,,

    Even with all the troubles and tribulations our nation faces today, it’s still the best country in the world.

    Dictators come… and dictators go, but freedom and liberty will live on forever in the hearts of men and women. The impression this dictator will leave upon our nation can easily be measured by placing his hand in wet sand….the imprint left will be the memory he will hold with the American people.Only his name, or the name he calls himself will be remember…and that for all for the wrong reasons.

    We will survive this scourge he has brought upon our land, and out of this darkness and evil, our country will be stronger and our people wiser.

    If I did not believe what I have written herein, I would go capture an unoccupied island somewhere in the world and live out the rest of my life as a hermit.

    But God works in mysterious ways. It is not our duty to question his wisdom or his motives for the sorrows we now face.

    If asked, I’m sure God would say, “I did not bring this plague upon your nation, That was of your own doing. If you wish to rid yourself of your problems, then that also will be of your own doing. I will only be an innocent bystander and keep score”.

    So America, it’s up to you. When you have decided that Enough is Enough, you know what you must be done. you have been through the fire twice before….you can do it again, when the time is right.

    God Bless the people of Egypt for throwing off the yoke of oppression and especially for the timing…the 4th of July, 2013…..may that date go down in history as it did once before.

    Again, God Bless America….Stand Strong… God will Prevail….

    p.s…. WILLIAM, I would prefer four lanes please…..great joke,I will have to tell my wife that one !!! lol

  55. William @ 8:49,

    That is one of the MOST touching stories I’ve ever read. It brought tears to my eyes. I would like to pass it on.

    Thank you!

  56. This is what it’s all about folks…nothing more…nothing less…

  57. Hello Cabby, wherever you are! I have missed you lately, as I’m sure others have. Hope you’re OK and your soggy floor ordeal is over. Please check in with us. You are missed.

  58. SueQ,

    It brought tears to my eyes as well. Pass it on to many and all hun.

  59. RMinNC,

    Just don’t tell your wife the joke came from me, otherwise we might not be able to hang out together at CW’s…. 🙂

  60. Go out of your way on this special day to find a Veteran and thank him…if he has an eagle on his shoulder…kiss him, he may give you his wings !

  61. Unfortunately,

    All the firework shows have been cancelled in the Chattanooga area due to massive rain. I despise this Global warming dried up dust bowl Climate….

    But in any event, I will still grill out. I just have to move the grill to the back porch which is screened in. Just no pool swimming. But will still put on some Buffet and Skynard outdoors while grilling. My friend Jack will be visiting this afternoon and perhaps stay the night. 🙂

    Therefore, as my English turns to Celtic throughout the afternoon – and Celtic to Old-Gaelic, its not typos.. 🙂

  62. Roger that WILLIAM…

    However I have a very good 1st Sergeant…she understands this old soldier, even though I outrank her…she is still the Chief of Staff, and her word is the final law…sometimes she knows this old soldier better than I know himself ….

  63. RMinNC,

    I did mean to thank you for you posts pertaining to the Rangers. Not to demean any infantry, but you do know Rangers call 101 the “Screaming Chickens”?

  64. Just to add,

    Just don’t ask the Airborne person to give you the Wing’s the same way he received them, unless you ask for them to be “Blood Wings”. Then he will pin them on you the same way he received them after Airborne School graduation!

    RMinNC knows what I’m talking about.

  65. Another Gem from North Carolina keeping tabs and telling it like it is.

    Betsy is an AP History and AP Government teacher in Raleigh, NC.

  66. WILLIAM….

    YES… I know that old saying…but their no truth to it….those “screaming chickens” were some pretty tough old birds in Vietnam… and on the beaches of Normandy…and in Korea…and ever where else they happened to stop….. there was always a lot of trouble, “whenever those “chickens came home to roost”

    .But being a retired Airborne Ranger Infantry officer…that kinda puts me in the middle of that dispute doesn’t it……lol

  67. RMinNC,

    Yes Sir, it does. 🙂

    All is important and critical, just different roles.

  68. RMinNC,

    I was aware you were infantry, just not 75th. You may know some soldiers I do. Wouldn’t that be interesting.

  69. WILLIAM…
    We may have to compare list some day…..

  70. The President speaks off the cuff…
    ~ who is he listening to?

    (The day our Marines served Erdogan)

    check it out. there’s an unseen 3rd party in the conversation.

  71. RMinNC,

    Yes in email off line. I am thinking you just might have served with a few I knew in the early-mid 80’s prior to your retirement. I know that’s a long shot due to the fact we are talking tens of thousands of people, but still an exciting option when I begin to mention names. Not on an open blog of course.

  72. Here is some real good advice…..but it takes a good man to comply.

    Simple Encouragement to Never Stop, Never Quit…

  73. How do you post a video? I try to copy and paste it and only shows a link? The same with a photo to post.

  74. if some of those dumb-assed people in Washington DC were as smart as this poor old mule…we may get some things done in government…


    When you right click on whatever you want to post…you should get a window that says…”copy video url”….right click on that …..then when you want to post that video to whatever you want shown……go to your “edit” at the top of the page…and click “paste”….it should post…

    I’m not really computer oriented, but I learned how to do that by exploring…try it…

  75. bob strauss


    I had the opportunity to watch a bullfight done the Portuguese way a log time ago in Spain….For those who have never saw a bull fight from horse back…it is truely a work of art…….It pits the bulls strength against the horses skill………….the horses were trained for many many years before they are allowed to fight the bulls in this manner….fighting a bull in the Portuguese way, the bull is never killed…but lives to fight another day……….

    Bull fighting is now outlawed in most parts of Spain and Portugal ….
    but the training of these magnificent animals continues….enjoy this video for what it is….a test of skill against strength..

  77. bob strauss,

    Between your video, and some of the others posted here, I don’t know how many tears I can take. That was beautiful. Got to get myself together…..I’m having company. Thanks.

  78. Obama cancels 4th of July for a lot of military bases due to sequestration.

  79. SueQ,

    Today is a beautiful day hun. Perhaps it’s a day worth tears. That’s a good thing. We all love ya dearly and we all love our Country. We are all together in this and it will get better.

    Cheers, hugs, smiles, kisses, 🙂

  80. RMinNC,

    There are only 3 times in my life to witness a bull fight. The first was when I was 8 years old and we would tease the bull at our neighbors farm and have it chase us intentionally. The second time (also 8 years old) was when our own bull got out and my father and us kids retrieved it, and while walking it back on the road, my father kept telling me to stop walking in front of it. Needless to say, it reared me between the horns and threw me all the way behind it with a couple of flips before I hit the road. The third time; well that was voluntary, as I rode 4 different bulls at the age of 15 during a rodeo.

  81. Today,

    When I tell my life stories in brief, many do not understand that what I was doing was completely normal growing up for me. Many also wonder how I am still alive? Well, I wonder that myself, because I shouldn’t be.

  82. But,

    I will never go quietly in the night and yield into a Communistic State. I will never give up the values and foundation this Country was founded upon. I will never give up my liberties for security by a government. I will always promote the liberties and freedom I had as a child to my children and beyond. I will always honor, and so will -and does my children-the fallen hero’s of America for such freedom and liberties. I will always continue to demand from my elected officials and others to remain steadfast and fight against tyranny and the destruction of our beloved Country.

    No, I don’t carry a big stick, but I will not walk silently either.

  83. Those are great values WILLIAM..guard them well….teach them to your children…demand they pass them on to their children….

  84. Enjoy your bbq William. We’ll be doing the same here………no rain, just 106 degrees but it is, afterall, CA in July.

    It would seem that the O keeps hitting Americans where it hurts the most. If he isn’t using children, such as Sandy Hook for his agenda on gun control, he’s punishing them by not allowing White House Tours. It’s the same regarding our military in not allowing 4th of July celebrations. He knows that most American’s soft spots are our God, our children/families, and our military and he’s just vindictive enough to hurt us through all avenues possible, if he can.

    Regardless, hope you all have a Happy 4th and thanks to all who put in videos and links today. I’ve enjoyed them and like SueQ, some brought tears to my eyes.

  85. The wife and I are going to a movie this afternoon to see MUD…I hear its a modern day Huck Finn thing…

    I’m checking out of the net for a few hours…will try to find another old vet to share a few tails with today…..

    Will sign back on later tonight…happy fourth everyone !

  86. oldsailor 81

    Time to go everybody, the brats are roasted,and the beer is nice and cold. We are being treated to a special recipe of mustard potato salad, vinegar and salt chips, and some horseradish mustard for the brats. Have a good day everybody…..I am definitely going to……..BURRRRP!

  87. Happy 4th.

  88. oldsailor 81

    BOOM,BANG POW…………the windows rattle,and the floor shakes,as the aerial bombs explode in celebration of our birth as a nation…..So it begins,and as the sky darkens the really neat stuff will be mortared skyward. As luck would have it I do not even have to leave my deck chair to watch a really great commercial display every year. They are off to an early start this year.

  89. Watching the movie “1776”, (a tradition in our household). John Adams marched in and said “I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is called a disgrace, that two useless men are called a law firm, and that three or more are called a Congress”.

  90. oldsailor 81

    ……….and John Adams is STILL CORRECT!………….even after more than 200 years.

  91. oldsailor 81

    ……Remember the Minutemen! The backbone of the Revolutionary War.

  92. oldsailor 81

    ……..” Yankee doodle went to town,a ridin on a pony”…………….then nearly a hundred years later the abolitionists sang” Mine eyes have seen the Glory of the coming of the lord…….he is tramping out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored”…

  93. bob strauss

    Just a few of the juicy headlines that can be found @

    communist obama marxist socialist gay usurper criminal felon

    Now Time to Oust Obama

    Here’s How

    Egyptian Military Ousts Morsi, Suspends Constitution

    Morsi Arrested

    Travel Ban Slapped on Morsi, Top Islamists


    Egyptian Protesters Blame Obama for Morsi Dictatorship

    Knives Come Out for U.S. Ambassador to Egypt

    Muslim Brotherhood TV Station Taken Off Air – Managers Arrested

    Military Takes Over State TV Station

    Al Jazeera Reporters Arrested Live on Air

    Muslim Brotherhood Already Plotting Terror

  94. oldsailor 81

    …………Isn’t it strange that a war can begin for one reason, then morph into a battle over a totally different issue, and subsequently cause the death of so many soldiers in the process. The revolutrionary war might not have been won had it not been for the fighting sabby of a FRENCHIE.

  95. oldsailor 81

    Bob Strauss………..
    In Ireland Clare Daly a member of Parliament made the statement in blistering against her fellow members,wherein she used the words “Obama is a war criminal.” as she angrily assailed her fellow members who she said SLOBBERED all over the Obamas.

  96. oldsailor 81

    Bob Strauss…….
    It is entirely possible that the MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD might end up starting something which could become the justification for the eradication of a HELL OF A LOT of MUSLIMS the world over. It would become the SUPREME BACKFIRE of all time. Thanks to Soetoro.

  97. oldsailor 81

    …….even his own people in Kenya and Senegal are TELLING HIM to KEEP OUT of their BUSINESS! They DO NOT WANT ALLEGED “GAY PEOPLE” in their midst.

  98. oldsailor 81


  99. July 4, 2013

    “HD Video Presentation Of Sheriff Joe Obama ID Fraud Investigation Findings”

    “Kevin Powell is an award winning veteran news journalist and former CNN producer/editor and has teamed up with to make this event available to the public as well as document in HD for historical preservation due to its historical significance. Additionally of historical significance, is the irony that as a former CNN journalist, Kevin used a laptop and Google to simultaneously broadcast this event worldwide on the anniversary of CNN’s inaugural broadcast on June 1st, 1980. For a global news network to conspire with the rest of the main stream media to impose a total blackout against indisputable evidence of fraud enabling a usurper to occupy the White House is a travesty to the nation. Kevin is dedicated to the adherence of the Code of Ethics for the Society of Professional Journalists and his previous reports as Pixel Patriot can be found here. …”

    Recorded June 1st, 2013

  100. bob strauss

    oldsailor 81 | July 4, 2013 at 7:35 pm |

    Bob Strauss…….
    It is entirely possible that the MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD might end up starting something which could become the justification for the eradication of a HELL OF A LOT of MUSLIMS the world over. It would become the SUPREME BACKFIRE of all time. Thanks to Soetoro.
    oldsailor 81,
    I think if you want something to fail, or backfire, Soetoro’s your guy.

    I hope the grownups take control of the government soon.

    Given the information released recently about the Meta data, I wonder if every member of congress hasn’t been blackmailed into looking the other way when it comes to the usurper’s (Soetoro), phony documentation, and other illegal projects.

    Happy Independence Day!

  101. oldsailor 81

    Bob Strauss……..your last comment

    I think that there is a growing TSUNAMI WAVE coming which was caused by Soetoro,and his visit to Ireland and Africa. I am of the opinion that he done severe damage to himself by trying to broker “GAY RIGHTS”. I believe that he will pay dearly for his misadventure…….very soon!. You could be right with regard to the blackmail viewpoint. I have read that there are very few politicians who are SQUEEKY CLEAN,and have some skeletons in their own closets. Easy stufor blackmail!

  102. oldsailor 81

    Bob Strauss………
    Hope you had a very pleasant day today!

  103. SueQ | July 4, 2013 at 9:51 am |
    Hello Cabby, wherever you are! I have missed you lately, as I’m sure others have. Hope you’re OK and your soggy floor ordeal is over. Please check in with us. You are missed.
    Greetings to you, SueQ, and all here at CW! Hope your Fourth was happy and gratifying. I’ve been reading here but am in sort of a pensive mood lately. It is a combination of the high heat levels in AZ, plus my continuing ordeal re. extensive damage to my home. Thankfully the insurance company is coming through, but it took almost four weeks, so nothing can be done in the way of restoration until the settlement is received. God has been so good in this matter, but He is always good regardless of the outcome.

    All of the posts today have been very good, and I can’t help but ponder the direction that Egyptian affairs have taken. One thing for sure: The media is keeping under raps the intensely negative, hateful feelings that so many of the Egyptians have been expressing against Bummer. Little wonder that the W.H. is keeping their comments restricted. They find themselves in a very awkward place. Yahoo!!!

  104. So sad…..

    DOD Holds First Lesbian-Gay-Transgender Pride Event in Kandahar, Afghanistan (Video)

    Posted by Jim Hoft on Thursday, July 4, 2013, 7:14 PM
    The Department of Defense held their first lesbian, gay, and transgender pride event in Kandahar recently.

    KPBS reported:
    U.S. troops deployed to Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan this week held the first Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender Pride event to be observed in a deployed environment.

    The Pentagon also held a LGBT Pride Month ceremony on Tuesday, one day before the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage as between a heterosexual couple.

  105. If it hadn’t been 92 degrees in these parts today, I’d have been there. The period clothing is made of wool; those guys must’ve been dying!

    As is the case every July 4, a few dozen people took the oath to become American citizens (the RIGHT way!) on board the USS Constitution. I’ll bet this is a day they’ll never forget!

  106. Good morning CW et. al,

    I had a chance this morning to review the Lt. Zullo conference video made by Kevin Powell. I am so proud of him. In any event, if we take that presentation and add the other stuff we haven’t yet seen but is shown to V.I.Ps., there is simply no way possible for Congress to ignore it – other than outright complicity.

    We will soon know those in Congress which intentionally ignore this overwhelming evidence and I promise, it will be reflected In the upcoming elections. Immigration is already a divider within the Republican party. Couple that with this issue spells absolute disaster next year.

    They better listen….

  107. SueK,

    You are correct. Wool is definitely not something I would wish to wear in the searing heat. I watched a documentary once that discussed the British wearing wool during battles and when they turned to run, would kick over with Heat Strokes, which many died from alone.

  108. citizenwells

    Good morning William, et al.

  109. oldsailor 81 | July 4, 2013 at 7:43 pm |

    Thanks my friend. We did have a wonderful day yesterday even though it rained for the most part.

    I also grilled some sausages and was thinking of you! Of course, I didn’t put it down with a Miller lite, but did manage with a different type of cold one.

  110. citizenwells

    Had a great Fourth!

  111. While rambling,

    I did read over at Rush Limbaugh’s site where he is simply in disarray over his Fox News call in whereby they totally derailed him from discussing the Immigrations problems. AKA – Censored!!!!

  112. GOOD MORNING AMERICA…….How are you?

  113. oldsailor 81

    William….Good Morning! Re 7:59 Am
    Hope you had an enjoyable fourth!
    It occurs to me that Limbaugh STILL has the right to say anything he wants to, that is unless he has CHOSEN NOT TO. I would suspect that he is feeling some persuasion via threats to shut down his broadcasting entity via loss of licensure among other things. When you threaten to eliminate somebody’s livelihoodyou probably will get their attention.

  114. July 5, 2013

    “SHOCK CLAIM! Obama Operatives Threatened to Kill Chelsea Clinton? Insider says YES – On Freedom Friday Today!”

    “Bettina Viviano will be on Freedom Friday on July 5th from 5:30 PM central time until 5:55 PM.”

    Jerome Corsi interview published on April 5, 2012:

  115. oldsailor 81

    I washed a bunch of BRATS down with a few beers, Great combination. Havn’t done that in years. Had some homade SOS this morning. Just like my Navy days. In fact it was made to a scaled down Navy recipe. I knew a lot of people who thought that the Navy’s version was going to end their lives prematurely. Just a tad on the salty side but after all it is really the exact same thing as beef jerky, only chipped to small pieces. It is the flavor of the gravy that counts.

  116. bob strauss

    “Insulted the presidency”
    That is the charge, against Morsi in Egypt, and we have a usurper pretending to be the president of the USA, and not a word about it from the “press”.

    Thanks to the usurper, and the NSA, anyone going against the usurper is subject to blackmail by the regime. This is what happens when the Constitution is ignored. We now have a situation where the president has the means to spy on his opponents, and blackmail them with the information gathered, and I am sure they all have information that they want to keep secret. Pure tyranny, and an insult to the presidency of the United States.

    Gehad el-Haddad, a spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood, said: “We are being headhunted all over the country. We are holding a mass rally after Friday prayers to take all peaceful steps necessary to bring down this coup.” He called for demonstrations to be peaceful, despite fears that anger may spill over into violence.

    State prosecutors announced on Thursday that Morsi, who is in military custody, would face an investigation starting next week into claims that he had “insulted the presidency” – a move that would appear to put an end to any hopes of a political resurrection.

  117. oldsailor 81

    Here is on for you…..”Lovers of beans and gravy come join the Jewish Navy”. Har de har. On ,on,on to Palestine!

  118. oldsailor 81

    Bob Strauss………
    While there are STILL a way of circumventing the eavesdropping of Soetoro’s GOON SQUAD. You simply do what we done during WW2. You feed the SNOOPERS a STEADY DIET OF BS. That way you KNOW what they will try next. Right now it is open season on Morsi and his DIMWIT FOLLOWERS As such the season could spill over into an already angered US population. Point of question…….Detroit Michigan.(Dearborn).

  119. oldsailor 81

    I pray each day that what happened in Cairo will happen in the US as well……..Does the upper echelon have the gonads?

  120. oldsailor 81

    Lets see if the BLACKS of Detroit who pre existed the MUSLIM invasion, and take over of Dearborn, Sterling Heights, Huntington Hills, etc are ready for Sharia law in their neighborhoods, along with the ARABIC WAIL over a neighborhood loudspeaker 5 times every day. People who own Chrysler built Jeep products need to know that their Jeep is not any more dangerous than any other run of the MILL GM product. Any vehicle which has a fuel tank slung in the rear quarter of the vehicle iis prone to potential fire and explosion resulting from a high speed rear end collision,,,,INCLUDING GM PRODUCTS. The US GOVERNMENT IS LYING TO EVERYBODY IN THE HOPE THAT it will shut Chrysler down. You do not need to be a rocket scientist to see through what is going on. They think that Fiat will lie down and roll over and whine.

  121. oldsailor 81 | July 5, 2013 at 10:58 am |

    I pray each day that what happened in Cairo will happen in the US as well……..Does the upper echelon have the gonads?
    Do you think that they are afraid of this too and that’s why all the stock piling of ammo, weapons and now allowing 15,000 Russian soldiers here while they furlough our own troops or send them overseas to fight everyone else’s wars?

  122. oldsailor 81

    Now if Italy feels generally like Senegal,and Kenya do toward Soetoro, FIAT just might tell Soetoro and his goons to go straight to hell. There has already been a threat by FIAT to close thwe Hamtramck assembly plant. If they do that another 10,000 people will file for UNEMPLOYMENT. There will go some more of Soetoro’s support at the same time.

  123. Good Morning, All,
    Can’t help but think about how Bummer denigrated the U.S. on his initial “apology” tour over four years ago. He slandered and talked us down all over the world, especially in the ME. He used the world platform to try to shame America and turn the people of other countries against us to the hilt.

    Now we see that his meddling and nasty talk have come home to roost. All over the world people are turning against HIM!! Look at the responses that have managed to filter out of Africa. Over there many of the good folk are appalled over his pushing homosexuality and abortion. Some in high places, unlike in America, have even had the fortitude to speak openly.

    Then, of course, there is Egypt. You won’t see much in the media, but multitudes are openly deploring Bummer’s policies of pushing Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood. They speak against Bummer himself, not the U.S. In fact, some are going so far as to warn us in America about HIM!!

    There is bound to be much turmoil ahead for Egypt and other ME countries, because the Brotherhood is not going to back off quietly. I pray that the U.S. will not try to reinstate them into the presidency, but we all know what Bummer’s preferences are.

    One last thing, have you all noticed how often he manages to speak to the impressionable youth of these countries he visits? I.N.D.O.C.T.R.I.N.A.T.I.O.N. here and abroad. Shameful and abominable, but we are seeing at least some of it backfiring.

  124. oldsailor 81

    Thistle …….
    If any foreign troops were to ever fire upon American citizens the US military would be cornered and obliged by tthe Constitution to PROTECT the Citizens of the country.This is already LAW.not somebody’s notion. That is why I know that if these troops that are allegedly in the US also have to know thhat they would become targets of every infantryman wearing the US uniform.Our upper echelon SICKOS would have NO CHOICE in the matter. If they acted to fire upon US citizens then the Civil war will begin. Pure and simple. I have reason to think that our troops would be led by people like Admiral Lee,and a couplle of Generals who were FIRED. Until our Constitution is FORMALLY rescinded by Congress it is still in force. Sadly far too many people are forgetting this fact. Anybody who tries to circumvent the Constitution is committing TREASON and will sooner or later be dealt with…..harshly.

  125. This video had 74,332 views and 526 comments in just 2 days……..

    Obama releases statement DEMANDS Morsi be re-instated or will send U.S. Military!!!
    Published on Jul 3, 2013

  126. oldsailor 81

    Glad to see that you too noticed what the people in those countries had to say to him. I think that soon PUSH IS GOING TO BECOME S-H-O-V-E, and will not be pretty. Did you read or watch Clare Daly speak her mind to the Irish parliament.? Such people are NOT STUPID. They too know what is going on.. Did you read what a VIP in Senegal told Soetoro? Did you read what a Kenyan had to say to Soetoro.? I find myself heartened by such people.


    Patrick Henry just rolled over in his grave……….George Washington too.
    Thank God, Pope Francis just declared a MARRIAGE is a union between a man and a woman…..not a woman and a woman, or a man and a man…..

  128. I’m still trying to figure out what the off spring of a union between a woman and a woman will look like….even harder will be the off spring between a man and a man !…

    If there is ever such a spawn…it will be the spawn of the devil…….

  129. A statement made by Oliver Stone yesterday………………..

    “It’s a disgrace that (President) Obama is more concerned with hunting down Snowden than reforming these George Bush-style eavesdropping techniques,” the outspoken director said Thursday at a Czech film festival. Snowden is reportedly holed up in a Moscow airport waiting for a country to grant him asylum.

    “To me, Snowden is a hero, because he revealed secrets that we should all know, that the United States has repeatedly violated the Fourth Amendment,” Stone said.

    I know it should set off alarm bells that someone such as Oliver Stone is making statements that I actually agree with, but strangely it doesn’t. He’s right in my opinion. I know some here don’t agree…… and maybe you will be proven right. But the debate, I think, should be concerned with what Snowden revealed, rather than him personally.

    Read more:

  130. oldsailor 81

    ………….If Soetoro tries to ENTER EGYPT with TROOPS he will have committed an act of war against Egypt ,in payment for which he could be charged as a war criminal, and tried. If found guilty Soetoro could be HUNG. Simple as that. The military of Egypt knows exactly what they must do….stay out of their face Soetoro.

  131. I agree with you SueQ……
    Every American has the right under the Constitution to know what our government is doing that is against the Constitution……..Snowden is only the Messanger….the Message is what’s important….Snowden didn’t start the illegal spying on every citizen…the government did…..I’m still waiting for all the DIRT to fall out on EVERY politican in Washington….you know, the stuff that Obama has in safekeeping, and is using to keep the animals “down on the farm”…

  132. oldsailor 81

    If Soetoro would attempt to circumvent the laws of the US THIS TIME it will perobably precipitate his IMPEACHMENT. There is already enough anger toward him even from his own people, and one time supporters. He is ASKING FOR IT!

  133. William posted this quote from Patrick Henry yesterday……….

    “The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.”

    This is SO true!

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  135. coldwarvet2

    The issue here, as I see it, is not so much the “spying” as the NSA information gathering has been depicted…but the fact that this information has been “put to use” as a political weapon by this rogue administration…for both physical political damage and likewise, for the purpose of passive control of the population by means of a veiled threat against domestic personal security….”mind control”…communists are very good at this…

  136. oldsailor 81

    ………but when people become HIGHLY incensed it is probable that no matter what sort of mind control,or blackmail is being used it will not change the outcome of S-H-O-V-E, SIMPLY BECAUSE DAMN FEW WILL BE THINKING OF ANYTHING EXCEPT THE NEXT TARGET OF OPPERTUNITY TO enter their rifle sights. If it happens to be a Russian uniform he might receive a 160 grain airborne message. at about 2750 FPS. Of course there could be just as easily a 180 grain airborne message sent at 3750 FPS. Either way the outcome would be the same.

  137. oldsailor 81

    TYPO insert word OPPORTUNITY at appropriate point.

  138. Hmmmm….think anyone got threatened here??

    Republicans want to talk to Col. George Bristol about Benghazi

    Marine Corps Col. George Bristol was in a key position in the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) chain of command the night of the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. As such, he’s high on the list of people that some Republican members of Congress want to interview. But they don’t know where he is and the Pentagon isn’t telling.

    Pentagon spokesman Major Robert Firman told CBS News that the Department of Defense “cannot compel retired members to testify before Congress.”

    Why the Benghazi controversy is “absolutely not” over
    “They say he’s retired and they can’t reach out to him,” Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, told CBS News. “That’s hogwash.”

    ……….On June 26, the House Armed Services Committee questioned other military members in the AFRICOM chain of command in a closed hearing. The witnesses included Bristol’s former superiors: commander of Special Operations Command Africa Rear Adm. Brian Losey and former AFRICOM commander Gen. Carter Ham.

    As to why the Defense Department made Ham available but not Bristol, when Ham is also retired from his post, the Pentagon said Ham was not yet officially retired.

  139. Linked from Drudge:

    “Fear spreads over ‘militarization’ of police in US…
    911 CALL: Woman terrorized, arrested for buying case of bottled water…”

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