My Dad was stationed at Elmendorf at the same time. (4 years before I was born, my brother Eric was 1 and my Mom was pregnant with my bother Darran) Mom told me when it hit, she was in the Sears store. She and others had just run out the door when the building collapsed. They had a photo album of it, but I don’t know where it ever ended up.
 January 18, 2016 at 4:03pm
MLK III has stood up, just like his cousin Alveeda. They should know exactly how he would hae thought.
January 17, 2016 at 6:32pm
Walmart is closing extremely small stores. These are located largely in towns with less than 5000 populations. The employees are being absorbed into surrounding stores. Only ones losing jobs will be those that choose to leave the company. The Neighborhood Markests (grocery only stores) and Supercenters are growing. There are plans to open more of those two types of stores than the total number of world wide stores being closed. The Express store concept did not pan out as corporate expected, they were not making any money, so the company cut it’s losses.
 January 16, 2016 at 10:18am
MOST of the stores that Walmart is closing are the “Walmart Express” stores. These are little more than oversized convenience stores located in extremely small towns. They are usually within 10 miles of a super center. There are a few under performing supercenters and a couple of Sam’s clubs included in the list, but they are small in number. The “express” stores had a very limited inventory and the only full time employees were the managers. All the employees of the stores that are closing will be absorbed into other stores (or offered two months pay if they choose to part company). Walmart is still building supercenters (I have one going up a few miles from my house) and neighborhood markets (grocery only stores). They told us all this yesterday in the morning meeting. Unfortunately for me, it means that all promotions and transfers are on hold until the closings are completed. The $1.00 an hour pay raise scheduled for February that will take the minimum start pay to $10 an hour is still on schedule at the point that I am typing this. It could change, but I hope not.
No Winner. Next Wednesday is 1.3 Billion!!!!
Soon someone will be saying "I’m Rich.. I’m really really rich!” Oh wait…
me too, but i spent my $4 on Marlboro Special Blends.
God Bless NC cig prices.
Damn, I was hoping to be as rich as a Hypocrite Clinton by tomorrow. Looks like I will still be working so you Liberals can make a living.
Did a Syrian refugee win yet?
Just imagine how much terror 900million would buy them.
No one won! Something is wrong with this picture.
 December 16, 2015 at 9:44am
So, prices are not rising fast enough.
What they are really saying is, “We have not completely crushed the middle class so we need to make food and fuel more expensive, thereby enabling us to meet our climate change goals by forcing all those pesky voter people to have their cars parked and homes foreclosed on, then they will all die from starvation and we will inherit all.”
 December 8, 2015 at 12:10pm
It’s funny to me, all these anti-gun “academics” read the 2nd amendment, and NONE of them ever notice…..THE COMMA!
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
The comma separates the statement into two. Here, in modern english: Because we need an army to keep our country free, Citizens will not be deprived of also owning firearms to protect themselves should our government ever be led by people who would use the army against our own citizens.,
[-1] November 18, 2015 at 10:07am
That’s just how they control the argument. They scream about “love” when we all know the homosexual agenda is about sex, pure and simple. They define themselves by who they have sex with.
There are many many forms of “love”, and there are many people that “I” “love” but don’t have sex with. Love and sex are NOT the same, but they want us to believe that they are.
 November 16, 2015 at 4:02pm
Here are the Governors that are saying no so far:
Gov. Doug Ducey – Arizona
Gov. Robert Bentley – Alabama
Gov. Asa Hutchinson – Arkansas
Gov Rick Scott – Florida
Gov. Bruce Rauner – Illinois
Gov. Mike Pence – Indiana
Gov. Bobby Jindal – Louisiana
Gov. Charlie Baker – Massachusetts
Gov. Rick Snyder – Michigan
Gov. Phil Bryant – Mississippi
Gov. Pat McCrory – North Carolina
Gov.John Kasich – Ohio
Gov. Greg Abbott – Texas
Translation: these are the governors who need a lesson in the Commerce Clause.
Add Gov Maggie Hassen New Hampshire
 November 16, 2015 at 3:38pm
My kids were taught gun safety before they reached double digit ages. They also understood that they were to NEVER touch my guns without MY supervision. They respected me enough that they didn’t, and they are both now responsible gun owners and shooters.
 November 16, 2015 at 3:27pm
NC Governor Pat McCrory just signed an order a few hours ago doing the same thing.
 October 25, 2015 at 3:39pm
MSGT Wheeler was an awesome man. A great father to his boys, a HIGHLY decorated soldier, and a deacon in my church. He was also a quiet man who never bragged about his work or accomplishments. Were he able to speak now he would say that he was merely doing his job. His multiple bronze stars over his career ( I have been told 14) are testament to his dedication to FREEDOM, for everyone, not just Americans. Our community has suffered a huge loss.
Your fitting and well-deserved tribute to Mister Wheeler was very good fingerprintguy. Your Logic to justify our continued involvement in intra-Semitic tribal squabbles was very bad.
At this point in our Middle Eastern involvement do you really believe that Semites are capable of self-government?
 October 25, 2015 at 3:31pm
Trump has no substance and no viable plan. That is why all he can do is attack attack attack. Heck, I believe he is trying to win the nomination so that on election night he can concede and give the election to Clinton before the votes are even counted. It wouldn’t surprise me a bit.
@fingerprintguy "Trump has no substance and no viable plan."
The U.S.’s leading authority on illegal immigration disagrees:
Trump on Illegal Immigration
Rush Limbaugh disagrees:
Trump on the U.S. Tax Plan
And the editor of BearingArms[dot]com disagrees:
Trump on Gun Rights
You're an idiot finger!
And exactly what viable plan has Carson put on the table? Talking points are not a viable plan.
 October 25, 2015 at 3:28pm
Don’t be fooled by Trump. He is the epitome of the term wolf in sheep’s clothing. Only his sheep’s clothing is virtually non-existent. Trump is NOT a conservative, he is as progressive as any Democrat (which he was until very very recently). He just has a better grasp of how to manipulate the right wing than any lefty politician has ever dreamed. He is saying the things that you WANT to hear, but just like the lounge lizards trolling for sex, they don’t really mean a word of what they say. Believe me or don’t, but if Trump gains the power of the presidency, it will be far worse than anything the democrats or their mullahs could dream up.
Damn I hate to bring this to your attention, but, between Obama and his commie crowd and the traitorous republicans about the only way to return to "conservatism" is to burn DC down.
When the dollar crashes and EBT cards fail to reload most of the BIG BLUE cities will go up in smoke anyway.
"Conservatism" will back in style for a while.
I don't know anything about lounge lizards trolling for sex
but I don't believe a word you wrote.
But, if you believe your words maybe you should take time
and connect with God.
 September 2, 2015 at 9:22am
How could they possibly win a race war? I always see them have to jack a round in the chamber before they shoot, which means I have more time to aim, since I have a round in my chamber. How will they quickly chamber a round when they need one hand to hold up their pants? And don’t get me started on the whole “ghetto hold” (holding the gun sideways) thing. How can they ever hope to hit anything other than the little girl doing homework?
BTW- do you know why the thugs hold the gun sideways???
Because that’s how it comes in the box!
 September 2, 2015 at 7:54am
When I was a child, there was no chicken pox vaccine. I was unaware of it when my son was a child. My son got chicken pox, it didn’t seem to slow him down. He gave it to me, I was out of work for two weeks. It was a living hell.
 August 28, 2015 at 8:59am
Much like Iran will do when investigating its nuclear programs.
 August 21, 2015 at 8:08am
I spent 6 1/2 years working in NC Central Prison. At no time while I was there, was there ever an instance of the mythological “prison justice” for child predators. 90% of the inmates pretty much left each other alone unless it was due to a money or gang affiliation issue.
Maybe federal prison is different, but I doubt it.
 August 20, 2015 at 9:25am
Nice story, but if he would have used JACK STANDS and not just a jack, he’d have been better off.
You are absolutely correct. JACK STANDS would have prevented his problem. I aways use Jack Stands if I will be any where near the underside of a vehicle I am working on. Also scotch the non lifted wheels.
 August 17, 2015 at 10:57pm
According to a member of my church who teaches at the JFKSWC at Bragg, there was no accommodation. The women had to perform to the EXACT same standards as the men. He said that there are no Males or Females, only ranger candidates.
This is true. I know firsthand that these ladies had to abide by the exact same standards that the men did, nothing was altered. While I may not agree that all women should be performing combat designated duties, these two deserve the full respect earned.
For those guys here with the wise arse remarks, you come here to ft Bragg and try the ranger prequal course and then mouth off.
I'm pleased that you were able to advise us of that.
The put-downs were beginning to get under my skin...
BS even the ARMY admits otherwise...
Either your hypothetical "church" member who isn't even at the right installation was an outright liar, you're the liar, or he's toeing the party line. These two were re-re-re-(re?) cycles and the PT standards they passed were the female standards.
My husband is a retired Airborne Ranger. He says more power to them. The problems are more closely related to unit strength. If they go to established units it will be a little harder than if they start with a newly formed unit. Now the Army will see how they deal with families who don't know where they are or if and when they're coming back from missions. I can see both sides of the argument however, I am still proud of these 2 women. Maybe if they become carreer Army they will have a little easier time getting thru the glass ceiling with a Ranger Tab on their shoulder. I hope they handle this well with class and make us (women) proud.
Good. Way to go then. There are plenty of ladies that can tow the standard. For those that want to, great. Those that can't, just like anybody else, go home.