Forces Of Valor

19 Jul 19
NEWSREP

A Delta Force operator has been awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (DSC), the nation’s second-highest award for valor under fire, for his actions during a terrorist attack in Bamako, Mali in November 2015. During the morning hours of November 20, 2015, approximately a dozen Islamists associated with the terrorist group al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb […]

19 Jul 19
Foreign Policy
Listen and subscribe to First Person from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via Google | Via Spotify | Via Stitcher It’s been 16 years since the United States went into Iraq, nearly nine years since President Barack Obama formally ended U.S. combat missions there, yet the impact of the decision to fight is still being felt today. In July, Democrats in the House of Representatives voted to rescind the 2002 authorization for the use of military force—used, at the time, to approve the U.S. move into Iraq. In the early years of the Iraq War, one battle particularly stood out for its ferocity. From early November through mid-December 2004, U.S., Iraqi, and British forces fought Operation Phantom Fury in Fallujah—a joint effort to fight the insurgency. More than 80 American soldiers died in that operation. Earlier that year, four American contractors were killed in Fallujah, and their bodies were burned and dragged through the streets. Phantom Fury was an effort to retake the city. U.S. Marine Corps veteran Elliot Ackerman led a battalion of soldiers in Fallujah for that month of 2004. Ackerman served five tours in Afghanistan and Iraq and was awarded the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for Valor, and the Purple Heart. In his new book, Places and Names: On War, Revolution, and Returning, Ackerman describes what it was like to be involved in that critical battle and how it felt to return, years later, not as a soldier but as a journalist. He is our guest on First Person this week.
19 Jul 19
japamalabeads

Relaxation in the Mind More and more these days we see countless recommendations to practice the age old art and science of meditation. The majority of, if not all, extol its seemingly magical power on the human psyche through its purported benefits. These suggestions and claims have stood the test of time- they are universally […]

19 Jul 19
The United Free

A U.S. Air Force Joint Terminal Air Controller was awarded the Silver Star on Thursday for calling in airstrikes on enemy fighters in Afghanistan while under fire last year. Tech. Sgt. Michael Perolio, an assessment and selection instructor assigned to the 350th Special Warfare Training Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, received the third-highest award […]

19 Jul 19
Fabius Maximus website

Douglas Macgregor (Col, US Army, retd) describes how our military came to its current sad state.

19 Jul 19
Espacio de Palabras de Luz

Libro “Nirvana de luz” de Maika Etxarri No existen casualidades, existen sincronizaciones tal como expresaba Carl Gustav Jung. La sincronicidad es uno de los aspectos más enigmáticos y sorprendentes de este macro universo. Las sincronizaciones están conectadas entre sí. Son ilaciones o paralelismos invisibles, muy significativos, que no comparten tiempo ni espacio; hechos sincronizados aunque […]

19 Jul 19
Espacio de Palabras de Luz

Book “Nirvana de luz” by Maika Etxarri There are no coincidences, there are synchronizations as Carl Gustav Jung expressed it. Synchronicity is one of the most enigmatic and surprising aspects of this macro universe. The synchronizations are connected to each other. They’re invisible parallelisms, very significant, that don’t share time or space; synchronized events even […]

19 Jul 19
Espacio de Palabras de Luz

Book “Nirvana de luz” by Maika Etxarri There are no coincidences, there are synchronizations as Carl Gustav Jung expressed it. Synchronicity is one of the most enigmatic and surprising aspects of this macro universe. The synchronizations are connected to each other. They’re invisible parallelisms, very significant, that don’t share time or space; synchronized events even […]

19 Jul 19
FamilyLoves.Com

The Bronze Star Medal United States Over Print Jacket The Bronze Star Medal, unofficially the Bronze Star, is a United States decoration awarded to members of the United States Armed Forces for either heroic achievement, heroic service, meritorious achievement, or meritorious service in a combat zone. This Bronze Star Medal With Valor Memorial Jacket was […]

19 Jul 19
The EverQuest Show

While we’re still a long way off from expansion news, a level increase has been confirmed for the next expansion of EverQuest.

19 Jul 19
Defined By Story

What do contrasting Hawaiian histories reveal about what it means to be American? A recent visit there left me wanting to learn more… What springs to mind when you picture Hawaii? For me, it was a smiling young Elvis playing the ukulele, hula girls in grass skirts, surfers, aloha shirts, flower lei, and beautiful sunny […]

18 Jul 19
33 Lapis Tablets

Speak your truth, even when it seems no one is listening. Truth often dwells in opposition to the suspect judgment of the world. Recall your mission and why you have chosen this life. Our purpose is found in the way the world can be and is not yet. It is time for new legends to […]

18 Jul 19
Vortainment

Daily Milestone(s) Daily Gambit Challenge: Complete a Gambit match. Daily Modifiers Affect Strikes, Heroic Missions & Adventures Void Singe: Void damage increases slightly from all sources. Grounded: Damage taken while you are airborne is greatly increased. Brawler: Melee abilities deal more damage and recharge much faster. Daily Reckoning Modifiers Affect all three tiers Solar Singe: […]

18 Jul 19
synaesthesia /ˌsɪnɪsˈθiːzɪə/

In a world of destruction, violence and mass killings, the common man remains crushed under the deadly power of devastation, yet again. This time, rifles and guns are being pointed towards the helpless…