Chest Inflation

My Service Pride has a great blog post focusing on the National Defense Service Medal. This is something I’ve seen often with Soldiers. “I was deployed twice to Afghanistan. I rate that star on the NDSM.” Or, ”But… Read More

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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 information, behavioral… Read More

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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 Public Duties.”… Read More

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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 are naturally… Read More

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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 went to… Read More

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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 heard by… Read More

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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 to having… Read More

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OF REMEMBERING AND FORGETTING

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 our great… Read More

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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 CJ: Well,… Read More

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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 more guns… Read More

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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 my head… Read More

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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 in a… Read More

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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 punishment for… Read More

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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 federal government… Read More

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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 you think… Read More