From 2012: An Interview with Chris Kyle, “American Sniper”

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American Sniper author Chris Kyle is interviewed by Cameron Gray at the 2012 SHOT show in Las Vegas, Nevada. This poignant video shows a very humble and human Chris Kyle talking about his book, his fans, his love for kids, and the Second Amendment .

StreamSavers: Erasing the negative effects of man and nature upon nature.

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The StreamSavers Mission

StreamSavers is a conservation organization that cleans waterways of pollution, heavy metals and garbage. The StreamSavers organization is dedicated to healthy watersheds, seeking to protect the environment through the removal of pollution, recycling and watershed habitat and ecology education through grassroots organizations and volunteers.

He is the Gift – Christmas Video – #ShareTheGift

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

 

The first gift of Christmas was a simple gift given by a father to all his children, to us. He gave us His son, the Christ. He is the gift. This Christmas season, how will you share the gift? http://christmas.mormon.org

SALEM: Local Recording Artist Performs at CPAC

Mar 7, 2014

Salem, Oregon singer/songwriter Ben Nanke stepped onto the national stage with this performance at CPAC 2014.  Ben’s original music pairs acoustic guitar and inspired lyrics to create unique songs that blend passion and substance, they will stay in your heart and your head.

Sponsored by Big Dawg Music Radio, Ben Nanke performs before an audience at CPAC 2014.

Recorded at the American Conservative Union (ACU) Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) 2014, March 6-8, 2014, Washington, D.C.

Follow the ACU and CPAC on Twitter: @CPACnews #CPAC2014.

[VIDEO] Ashland, OR: Straight-faced man makes epic mockery of city council over gun ban

Published February 9, 2014 By

Some Oregon elected officials considering a ban on loaded guns in public were mocked mercilessly for the proposal. An Ashland, Ore., resident on Monday used “satire to point out the idiocy of the proposed ordinance” to City Council members, according to a video posted by Guns Save Lives. Oregon is an open-carry state, which means no license is required unless carrying a concealed firearm. The city of Portland passed its own ordinance prohibiting loaded guns in public places, and the Oregon Supreme Court upheld the law, according to the ABA Journal. Ashland is proposing a ban similar to Portland’s, the Ashland Daily Tidings reported. The resident speaking before the City Council said he represents Citizens for a Really Safe Ashland, explaining that his group wants to “capitalize on the desire to act in a timely manner, or even in a knee-jerk, expedited manner, to introduce a comprehensive public safety ordinance that, while perhaps not actually addressing any genuine or legitimate issues, does serve to promote a divisive and partisan agenda.”

He then offered a few suggestions on how to make the city “really safe.” The group “mocks knee-jerk gun control laws to the point of absurdity,” Dan Cannon wrote in Guns Save Lives. “How he kept a straight face the entire time is beyond me.”

Originally Published at BizPacReview

How to open a bottle of wine – without a corkscrew

I try to post things that I think are important – mostly about current events, politics, and culture but…sometimes something crosses my path that I think is important and it fits none of those categories. This video is one of those times. I have been in possession of a great bottle of wine and not had a darn corkscrew so, this tip would have been great to know then! Cheers!

Published on Jan 7, 2014
Have you ever been in the situation where you’d like to open a bottle of wine but you can’t get hold of a corkscrew for love not money?
Well I have and I always used to try to force the cork INTO the bottle. Until I picked up this rather nifty trick.

h/t Mirabeau Wine

Your first amendment rights at stake


The Franklin Center was founded on a simple premise: the first amendment’s protections apply to all citizens equally. Therefore, anyone can be a journalist.

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A Marine’s Memoir: My Vietnam Story by Allan D Pederson, USMC (Ret)

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This is Allan today.

I recently made a new friend via social media – Facebook to be exact – his name is Allan Pederson and he shared his Vietnam story with me – I told him his story needed to be shared. Below is his personal account of his time in Vietnam, his experiences in country as well as in hospital. It’s an amazing memoir, one that he gave me permission to share as long as I didn’t change it. I hope you’ll take a moment or two to read Allan’s words.

My Vietnam Story
Allan D Pederson, USMC (Ret)

In February 1970, I went to Vietnam as a US Marine Infantryman (a “grunt”). On the TWA flight over, we joked and were fairly cocky. I thought (and I think most of the others thought) that I would most likely be fine. That it was “the other guy” who would be killed. I also naively believed that small arms fire would be our greatest threat. Anyway, when the jet was dropping down to the runway at Danang, the plane became silent and the reality of the situation somewhat hit home.

We boarded a flatbed tractor trailer for the ride to the 5th Marine Regiment which was about 20 miles southeast of Danang at An Hoa. This truck was part of a large convoy which went to An Hoa every day. The road would be swept manually for mines at the front of this convoy and needless to say, the 20 miles took quite a while. Two Marines with metal detectors walked at the front of the convoy, one in front of each tire.

At An Hoa I was finally issued my rifle and sent out to my Company (H Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, or, as called in the jargon: Hotel-2-5 or H 2-5 written as H 2/5). One of the first days I was with my Company I met a Sergeant who had been in-country for nine months. He was shaking like a leaf. I wondered whether I would be that nervous after I had been there nine months? Little did I realize then that the odds of me making it nine months were virtually nil.

I was 19 years old. I had stood on the yellow footprints the evening of August 19, 1969. I had enlisted in the US Marine Corps as I did not want to be a draftee. I had scored in the top four, of 360 recruits in my series. Us four were told that we had scored high enough to apply for Officers Candidate School (OCS), but we had to be 19 ½ to apply, 20 to be accepted. I was not old enough, not that I was sure I even wanted to apply.

I was in the Company Commander’s CP (command post) for a few days after arrival. This area was only about a half mile down the road from an ARVN (Army of Republic of Vietnam) fort. This was a log fort which looked like something out of the American West of a century ago. One night the ARVN started shooting in our direction. Bullets (tracers) were flying all around. I was in a bunker with Dennis Duzinski. We were looking out a single hole, with our heads side by side, when a bullet came through and hit the dirt behind us, right between our heads. Bruce Campbell was tired and decided he did not want to get up to get into the bunker. He laid on the ground throughout the “battle”. After a few minutes, the firing stopped.

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Oregon Libertarians to Obamacare: Don’t Fence Me In

By Michael F. Cannon | CATO Institute

WernerGrab3_244x183Ben Nanke, a 20-year-old aspiring songwriter and filmmaker from Salem” was none-too-pleased to see the glossy odes to Obamacare that will run in Oregon at a cost to taxpayers of some $9.9 million. Who can blame him? The videos claim Obamacare will make you healthier and live longer, even though there is zero reliable evidence that’s the case, and much evidence to suggest it won’t. Also, that had better be his own guitar that Matt Sheehy is getting wet.

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