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DOD Releases 2013 Suicide Event Report

Today, the Department of Defense (DoD) released its 2013 calendar year Suicide Event Report (DoDSER), which details the number of suicide attempts and deaths for U.S. service members. The DoDSER also includes detailed assessments of demographic [...]

This Isn’t a Gun Case

It took Jim Nichols’ prosecutors and handpicked judge two trials, but they finally managed to craft such a narrowly written jury charge that I was found guilty of violating Texas Penal Code, Section 38.15 “Interference With [...]

A Shiny Badge Does Not Grant Extra Rights

When a game warden wants to tag a deer, he makes sure to place the trap on an obvious trail that deer frequent. Deer tend to stick to natural funnels and tree or brush lines. Deer [...]

County Attorney Jim Nichols Violating State Law

I’ve been digging my nose into Texas law as it relates to the disposition of my guns that were stolen from me by Temple Police Officer Steven Ermis and endorsed by Sergeant Thomas Menix. Yesterday, I [...]

Holding Temple Police Department Accountable

With my trial behind me, I can talk a little more about it. My first trial ended in a mistrial in spite of the judge doing everything in his power to keep exculpatory evidence from being [...]

The Hypocrisy of Michael Yon

I’ve remained silent on this blog and in correspondence with the disgraced and dishonorable blogger Michael Yon long enough. It seems Michael is a pro at leveling baseless accusations using fake “sources”, but when it comes [...]


This is a reader-submitted post commemorating Veterans Day by Joe Carvalko. Each year, on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we pause to pay tribute to you, our veterans and their families. On behalf of [...]

Michael Yon Integrity Check

UPDATE 7/28/13–Submitted by LL: For anybody who is coming here because Yon has yet again taken off after CJ, here’s a good roundup about what a total flippin’ stalker nutjob he is. ——————————— UPDATE 5/4/13–Submitted by [...]

The Gun Grabber Goofball

“Chicago’s supposedly ‘tough’ gun laws are utterly pointless when states around it have weak gun laws. America needs to take federal action. The gun ‘rights’ lobby can tell me the only answer to gun violence is [...]

Palin Open To Leaving GOP

I’m an independent and don’t belong to any political party. Because I’m a constitutional conservative, I more closely identify with the Republican and Libertarian parties. I wouldn’t vote for a Democrat with a gun pointed at [...]

A Deserved Demise

I try not to write about political topics that aren’t somehow tied to the military or national security. Of course, now that I’ve written that statement, this topic DOES concern national security. I’m going to key [...]

Where Have All The Milblogs Gone?

One need look no further than the current case of Army Master Sergeant Nathan Sommers to find the answer to that question. Sommers is a member of the Army band who is currently facing Article 15 [...]

Temple Police Department Violated Their Own Orders During My Arrest

The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government.” – Patrick Henry Every government body in this country – from the [...]

Army Releases April 2013 Suicide Information

We’re going the wrong way here. In spite of numerous suicide prevention programs aimed at reducing or eliminating suicides in the Army, we continue to suffer these preventable losses. So, if programs aren’t working why do [...]

An Update to Michael Behenna Case

I think Michael was railroaded and I’m disappointed at those that sought to make an example out of him instead through political expediency rather than standing for what’s right. His mother, Vicki, sends the following update. [...]