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UnapologeticallyAmerican

Member Since: March 05, 2013

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  • April 16, 2014 at 9:39am

    really where? and for those who bash Nashville, why? I guess you haven’t lived there lately. No state income tax. Sure the sales tax is a little higher, but not as much as other places, but at least you are taxing the illegals and criminals as well when they buy stuff.

    TN is very gun friendly and has been courting all the gun manufactures that are leaving other states like Magpul. Plus there is a bunch of other legislation being pushed through that will even make it friendlier.

    more than likely he will be in the Brentwood area of Nashville. All big cities have their higher crime areas. For all of those preaching TX and FL, do you really expect to convince anyone that Dallas, San Antonio or Miami are any less crime ridden?

    4 seasons, none really severe, no income tax, realitively lower property tax, gun friendly, and Conservative House/Senate/Governer, Republican US Reps and Senators. I wish the public education was better, but does anyone really think Brad’s kids won’t be going to private school anyways?

  • April 13, 2014 at 9:05pm

    It doesn’t make sense that Syria would use gas against the rebels. The bad publicity is much worse than any gain they could ever receive. The fact than the There are two rational explanations for this.

    #1. There are two main rebel groups. Islamic rebels gassed the former military (and secular) rebels. That way they can get international sympathy and sanctions against the Assad government. I would question if the actual house that was hit was one of the leaders of the secular rebels. Remember, it has been the Islamic rebels that have been cutting off the heads of Assad soldiers, and those citizens who aren’t following the Quran like they think they should.

    #2. Rebels have been caught with chemical weapons of their own. The rebels were trying to construct an IED and oops… IED manufactures do it all the time.

    It isn’t like I think the Assad government is good in any way. We just have to be careful of what/who to believe in that part of the world. Their religion tells them they must ‘always’ tell the truth. Except of course when speaking to infidels and it furthers their Islamic goals.

  • April 13, 2014 at 8:51pm

    Wrote this as a reply to a post only to see the same post over and over…

    Many are missing the point and I don’t blame you, because how would you know…. The dog is received a plaque and a treat, not the Medal of Honor. Sure the dog is receiving the salute, but so is his handler standing right next to him. The salute also represents gratitude to every PERSON involved with Eddie, including his breeder, his Vet, his previous handlers, even the poor Private charged with cleaning crap out of the cages. Many people were involved with putting Eddie in the right place with the right training at the right time. The ceremony meant nothing to the dog, but it meant a lot to everyone involved with him.

    Military working dogs become family with the Soldiers/Sailors/Airmen/Marines the work alongside of, just like many people feel about their pets as children. And the bond between those in combat and are in life-and-death situations is even more intense. The dogs not only save countless lives, but they help moral. Eddie was “humanized” by the Service Members he slept with, sweated with, and bled with long before this ceremony.

    As far as the ‘salute’…. We also salute the US Flag, but, we are not respecting the 5×7 piece of cloth. We are showing respect to what the Flag stands for. How about everyone here show some respect for the Military Working Dog program, those who serve in it, the dogs that die in it and that saves countless human lives

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  • April 13, 2014 at 8:49pm

    I hope the dog can adapt to civilian life. Sounds like he was a primarily a bomb sniffing dog and not attack. The Belgian Malinois I thought though were mainly attack, but who knows. The fact is once you use a dog as a primarily attack they are always a loaded weapon on the coffee table. You always have to be careful of who is around. Euthanasia unfortunately is the most humane way to “retire” these attack dogs in many cases. Better that than accidental mauling when the dog is older and some kid trips his trigger inadvertently.

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  • April 13, 2014 at 8:15pm

    drive away the occupants so she could buy the place cheap

  • April 13, 2014 at 8:05pm

    Sruggsy,

    You are missing the point and I don’t blame you, because how would you know…. The dog is received a plaque and a treat, not the Medal of Honor. Sure the dog is receiving the salute, but so is his handler standing right next to him. The salute also represents gratitude to every PERSON involved with Eddie, including his breeder, his Vet, his previous handlers, even the poor Private charged with cleaning crap out of the cages. Many people were involved with putting Eddie in the right place with the right training at the right time. The ceremony meant nothing to the dog, but it meant a lot to everyone involved with him.

    Military working dogs become family with the Soldiers/Sailors/Airmen/Marines the work alongside of, just like many people feel about their pets as children. And the bond between those in combat and are in life-and-death situations is even more intense. The dogs not only save countless lives, but they help moral. Eddie was “humanized” by the Service Members he slept with, sweated with, and bled with long before this ceremony.

    As far as the ‘salute’…. We also salute the US Flag, but we are not respecting the 5×7 piece of cloth. We are showing respect to what the Flag stands for. How about everyone here show some respect for the Military Working Dog program, those who serve in it, the dogs that die in it and that saves countless human lives.

  • April 13, 2014 at 7:36pm

    God uses people in different ways. He uses Glen to put out restraint. Maybe he is using Alex in his own way. Turn the other cheek never meant roll over and take it. It meant you shouldn’t kill someone over a perceived insult. Jesus’s Disciples carried swords (assault weapons of the day) for self defense. His last miracle (besided coming back to life) was healing a Roman soldier who’s ear had been cut off. He had to tell his followers to put down their weapons, not because he didn’t want them to defend themselves, but because he knew what he HAD to do, and he didn’t want them to obstruct his mission.

    I like Jones. Do I believe everything on his website, no. Do I believe everything on CNN, FOX, BBC, of course not. The truth is mixed in everywhere and depends on the perception of the person. Alex does bring out information that others are afraid to put out. He is sensational so his message is noticed.

    He has his purpose. If for no other reason than to irritate Piers Morgan…

    Everything has a bell curve, Alex is just at one end.

  • April 12, 2014 at 1:10am

    I see the sources you site as authority. Reporters and those with agendas. My source is easy, walk through the oldest cemetery in your town and look at the dates and ages on the stones. There is a reason people had 15 kids way back then. Because half died from diseases we take for granted that are gone because of vaccines. Did one kid die from lupus, probably. Did millions of kids die from measles, polio, small pox etc…

    I will take the 1 in 150K risk of a reaction v.s. a 50:50 chance of fatality or severe deformity.

    Or take a walk through a 3rd world country and see the kids dying from diseases we just don’t see here in the US. That is until of course enough people stop and we lose the herd immunity, then thousands will die from outbreaks.

  • April 12, 2014 at 12:04am

    I guess many would think “chicken pox” is trivial…. but catching it during pregnancy is 30% fatal. what you have done is role the dice. I hope it works out for you. Where did you get your research information 11 and 14 years ago? organizations that are against vaccines?

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  • April 11, 2014 at 11:59pm

    How do vaccines help everyone? Herd immunity. Vaccines don’t work forever in everyone. We occasionally need boosters. Or someone’s immunity is weakened by the flu or HIV or stress etc… If the disease can’t spread if everyone is immune, then those in the “herd” whose immunity is weak for some reason can’t catch the disease AND THEN SPREAD IT TO OTHERS. This is why there has been such a surge in pertussis where illegal immigrants (who typically don’t get vaccines as a population) are in higher concentration. Even small pox, once thought eradicated is making a comeback.
    My wife caught pertussis (even though she had the vaccine years ago) from a child whose parents elected to not vaccinate their kids. One of their kids died. My wife who was pregnant almost died. And she has permanent scaring on her lungs that causes her pain every time she takes an aerobics class.
    So your child didn’t get into Harvard, or your uncle developed Alzheimer’s, and you blame it on vaccines. Well I can point to the millions who died from diseases, vaccines later saved. I can point to my own wife who almost died and a family member who did die from not getting a vaccine.

  • April 11, 2014 at 11:59pm

    Wow strong opinions and hateful comments. Truth is vaccines have saved countless lives. All one has to do is walk through the graveyards prior to polio vaccine and other and look at the tomestones and see the dates. We forget how terrible those diseases are because we haven’t seen them since most commenting here have been alive to see.
    Do vaccines cause autism or other issues? Scientific community is still researching it. Some articles say yes, some say no. You can always pick the articles you want to believe, subsidized by your favorite organizations either way. I believe there is probably some cases where contaminates did cause problems, or the vaccine itself caused the problem. BUT those are few and far between relatively. If your daughter was the one who died then it doesn’t seem too rare, but it is none the less.

  • March 24, 2014 at 10:22am

    look, the soldiers who approached the guy asked him to remove a patch which he was wearing and did not earn. He lied to them and thats when they became upset. It is called “stolen valor” and it is a crime.

    were the soldiers out of line for getting that visably upset and screaming at him. maybe…. but that is a matter of perception. I think they could have toned it down a bit. But they were not wrong.

    Now we find out this imposter is mentally disabled. Not like we didn’t know that already. He wants to serve, I will give that to him. But don’t lie.

    Now he has appologized. OK, appology accepted…. end of story. Lets all not get so butthurt over a stupid situation that we forget those who have a duty to our country and are letting us down.

    vote out every Representative and Senator who did NOT do their job.

  • March 21, 2014 at 8:43pm

    I believe there have always been police officers who have been “heavy-handed, trigger-happy thugs”. The main difference today is that there are cameras everywhere. Every time a cop violates someone’s civil rights, it seems to be up on youtube within minutes.

    I bet in reality, it is better now because the cops know someone is always watching. Those small town cops who everyone was afraid of, where every time you drove through, you were being harassed and ticketed for 3mph over (I got two tickets in 5 minutes from the same cop once for 3mph over, one coming into the one-light town, one going out… when I got to court, it was the cops uncle who was the judge… where do you think I ended up on that one).

    Now people deliberately drive into DUI stops with the intent to try and catch the cops not following the ever changing procedures.

    It is a double edged sword. We expect them to stop criminals before they can hurt us, but we are offended when they respond to someone open carrying (honestly it isn’t like is a normal thing. sure it is legal, but most are still unaccustomed to seeing it). We expect them to stop husbands beating their wives, yet it’s the wives who end up shooting the cops most over all other criminals.

    It is simple really. Expect professionalism, give respect, train and equip them. And if they step sideways, punish harshly as their standard is much higher than ours.

  • March 21, 2014 at 8:42pm

    I believe there have always been police officers who have been “heavy-handed, trigger-happy thugs”. The main difference today is that there are cameras everywhere. Every time a cop violates someone’s civil rights, it seems to be up on youtube within minutes.

    I bet in reality, it is better now because the cops know someone is always watching. Those small town cops who everyone was afraid of, where every time you drove through, you were being harassed and ticketed for 3mph over (I got two tickets in 5 minutes from the same cop once for 3mph over, one coming into the one-light town, one going out… when I got to court, it was the cops uncle who was the judge… where do you think I ended up on that one).

    Now people deliberately drive into DUI stops with the intent to try and catch the cops not following the ever changing procedures.

    It is a double edged sword. We expect them to stop criminals before they can hurt us, but we are offended when they respond to someone open carrying (honestly it isn’t like is a normal thing. sure it is legal, but most are still unaccustomed to seeing it). We expect them to stop husbands beating their wives, yet it’s the wives who end up shooting the cops most over all other criminals.

    It is simple really. Expect professionalism, give respect, train and equip them. And if they step sideways, punish harshly as their standard is much higher than ours.

  • March 12, 2014 at 6:36pm

    +1

  • March 12, 2014 at 6:27pm

    #2.

    Dr. Murthy is a brand new doctor that hasn’t really practiced medicine. Like many doctors in this country, once he got his degree instead of helping others, he entered politics. Not saying that is bad. It is your right to do with what you have earned. But if you want to be in politics, be a politician and run for office. If you want to be Surgeon General one day, go into public health. Work at the FDA. Work on Indian Reservations, Red Cross, or even FEMA. There are lots of areas you could/should work in. Probably in multiple areas would be best. Murthy hasn’t even delivered one baby, or organized a health fair. Here in the US that is.

    Dr. Murthy is NOT qualified physician to hold a position of authority over other physicians.
    Dr Murthy is not a patriotic American.

    Those are the reasons to oppose his nomination as Surgeon General of the United States.

    His opposition to guns and his views on Obamacare are irrelevant to the position he seeks to hold.

  • March 12, 2014 at 6:23pm

    I don’t care if Dr. Murthy is antigun. Many healthcare providers are antigun. Many are for gun rights. Healthcare providers are just like all other Americans, we fall on both sides of the argument. That stance alone should not be the justification to confirm or oppose a nomination to Surgeon General. If I were a Senator, I would ask what are his qualifications for the most senior physician in the country? What has he done since med school? How many board certifications does he hold? Where has he taught (not just on paper)? What has the doctor contributed to medicine and to the citizens of the United States?
    #1.

    Dr. Murthy became a citizen, and since graduating from medical school (a couple years ago) makes annual trips to the country he considers home and donates time and money to the underprivileged children there. He could go to inner cities here in the US, help at clinics here in rural America where there is a lack of providers. But he chooses another country to serve.

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  • March 12, 2014 at 6:11pm

    I guarantee if I saw that coming at me in the woods it would get all 30 rounds in my magazine, and 60 if I had time to change mags…

  • March 12, 2014 at 6:08pm

    A few years back they had “freedom of speech day” at my son’s Elementary School. Each student was encouraged to walk up to the podium and say things against the war in Iraq and criticize the President of the United States (President Bush). One by one each student walked up and spoke their mind. When it was my son’s turn he went up and said, “well my Daddy is actually over there right now helping the Iraqi people and doing a good thing”. At that point he was told to sit down, shut up, that wasn’t the point of the exercise. He didn’t receive the credit for a grade for participating, and ended up in the Vice Principal’s office where his mother had to pick him up. Nothing “formal”, but was told to go home and think about his actions.

    When I returned I went in uniform for a parent-teacher conference where they tried to explain what happened. How they were trying to teach the kids it was “OK” to disagree with the Government and the President.

    He have Homeschooled since. Now a trip to the range includes a math lesson. Math most public educated common core students couldn’t do.

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  • March 12, 2014 at 4:22pm

    Weinstein is a former Air Force Academy graduate who has always had an axe to grind against the Academy since his time there when he thought he was being discriminated against because of his Jewish religion. Since leaving the Air Force he has dedicated his life to the Establishment of Atheism as official State Religion for the United States (just like the U.S.S.R. did a few years back).

    Why anyone listens to him is beyond me. That’s like taking advice from a disgruntled employee, after they quit, on how to do business. Weinstein’s Military Religious Freedom Foundation (an organization where he obtains a nice profit even though it is in the CFC) has caused more of a decrease in unit cohesion and morale than anything they have attempted to stop.

    Want a display of unit cohesion? Look at the Air Force Academy where future leaders are sticking together in the face of potential trouble to do what they think is right.

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