Category Archives: Military

Naval Hospital medics Allyson Thompson & Joanie Barrett give the finger to babies, call them ‘mini Satans’

Two female staffers at Naval Hospital Jacksonville in Florida, not only took pictures and a video of themselves making a baby dance to rap music, giving the finger to a days-old baby, and calling the infants under their care “mini Satans,” they actually posted them to the social media site Snapshot. An outraged classmate then re-posted them to Facebook, which went viral.

Naval Hospital Jacksonville called the images outrageous, unacceptable and incredibly unprofessional, and has notified “involved parties,” i.e., families of the babies. The hospital said on Facebook:

We have identified the staff members involved. They have been removed from patient care and they will be handled by the legal system and military justice.

The U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery promises that an investigation is underway, and that “Once the investigation is complete, appropriate actions will be taken.”

News videos blurred out the face of the staffer making the baby dance to rap music, but this video identifies the miscreant staffers as Navy medic Allyson Thompson and Joanie Barrett.

Navy Surgeon General Vice Admiral Forrest Faison “applauds” those who reported the inappropriate images. He said:

“Unprofessional and inappropriate social media behavior is inconsistent with both our core values of honor, courage and commitment as well as our medical ethics, violating the oaths we took for our profession and office. This type of behavior also has a negative effect on mission accomplishment and good order and discipline.

I have directed immediate mandatory all-hands stand downs within 48 hours at all Navy Medicine commands to review our oaths, our pledges, our reasons for serving, as well as Navy Medicine’s policy regarding use of personally owned phones and other recording devices. Further, all commanding officers will be tasked to ensure no additional patient photos exist on social media and to take immediate action to remove such content. I applaud the individuals who took a stand when they witnessed this inappropriate behavior online. They chose not to be silent.”

H/t CBS47 Action News Jax and FOTM‘s stlonginus

~Eowyn

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Libtards at The “Spew” try to analyze North Korea

I can’t take it either.

h/t Weasel Zippers

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Woman named Ciara Miller screams at veteran with PTSD service dog; blames ‘racism’

We seem to have an epidemic of women going berserk in public places:

  • Two days ago, I did a post on an American woman in Denmark verbally assaulting a Danish man for wearing a MAGA hat.
  • A day ago, I did a post on a woman bathing herself in the produce section of a supermarket.

Here’s another woman going apesh*t — a black woman screams and yells obscenities at a veteran for bringing his service dog into a restaurant, although the dog’s coat is clearly labeled “PTSD Service Dog”.

Service dogs are legally permitted in restaurants, but the screaming woman claims the veteran is not allowed to bring his dog inside. Her cucked boyfriend stands next to her, looking embarrassed.

A waitress is heard saying, “He’s allowed because he fought for our country.” The screaming woman then claims her husband was also a serviceman who died abroad, and continues screaming “It’s nasty to me! It’s fucking disgusting! There should be a separate section for the fucking animals!” and calling other diners names.

The vet and the staff at the restaurant try to calm the woman down and get her to leave, but she refuses. Eventually, she begins heading to the door, but turns back and ramps things up again, screaming “It’s my opinion, none of y’all are gonna change it! It’s disgusting, it’s gross!”.

Notice that throughout the woman’s screaming tirade, the service dog remained calm and well-behaved, thereby demonstrating who the real “animal” was that should be barred from that restaurant.

H/t Daily Mail

Update (Sept. 23, 2017):

The restaurant is Kathy’s Crab House in Delaware City, Delaware.

The name of the woman who screamed obscenities at a veteran with PTSD and his calm, composed service dog is Ciara Miller — and she is now resorting to the race card.

Miller tells TMZ that she went on the rant because she was called a “nigger” — which I don’t believe for a second. Even TMZ points out that Miller made no reference to racism during her rant.

From TMZ, Sept. 22, 2017:

Ciara Miller tells TMZ … before the camera started rolling, a woman at Kathy’s Crab House in Delaware called her the n-word and other customers hurled racial slurs at her for leaving because she didn’t like the dog being near her while she ate. She says that’s why she was captured on video screaming at them.

Miller admits she was grossed out by the dog, but claims she was leaving peacefully until she was accosted in front of her daughter by the woman and other people who knew the veteran with the dog.

Ciara tells us she has family members who served in the military with PTSD, so she understands the need for service dogs … but she still doesn’t like them in restaurants personally.

In the vid — which went viral after Kathy’s owner posted it online — Ciara argues with several patrons about the service dog, but doesn’t seem to refer to any racist comments.

~Eowyn

Inspiring life advice from a U.S. Special Ops commander

Here’s the wise counsel from Admiral William H. McRaven, 9th commander of U.S. Special Operations, from his 2014 Commencement Address to the University of Texas, Austin:

  1. If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.
  2. When confronted by sharks, incl. human sharks, stand your ground, do not act afraid, and don’t back down.
  3. Nothing matters but your will to succeed — not your color, ethnic background, education, or social status.
  4. Measure a person by the size of their heart, not by the size of their flippers.
  5. The power of one person: One person can change the world by giving people hope.

“So if you want to change the world, start each day with a task completed, find someone to help you through life, respect everyone, know that life is not fair and you will fail often. But if you take some risks, step up when the times are the toughest, face down the bullies, lift up the downtrodden, and never, ever give up, the next generation and the generations that follow will live in a world far better than the one we have today.” -Adm. William McRaven.

H/t maziel

~Eowyn

Higher education: Chelsea Manning named visiting “fellow” at Harvard

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Harvard: Enabling a convicted traitor

I’m sure students will look forward to the lecture on turning a penis into a vagina!

From Yahoo: Chelsea Manning will be joining Harvard University as a visiting fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, according to the school’s website.

Manning will speak on issues of LGBTQ identity in the military, Institute of Politics Fellows co-chairs Emily Hall and Jason Ge wrote in an announcement posted Wednesday.

“We welcome the breadth of thought-provoking viewpoints on race, gender, politics and the media,” Bill Delahunt, IOP acting director, said in the announcement.

Manning, a former Army intelligence analyst, was convicted in 2013 for leaking a huge cache of classified and sensitive documents. She was sentenced to 35 years in prison after a military judge found her guilty of six Espionage Act violations and multiple other charges relating to the dissemination of more than 700,000 classified military and State Department documents to WikiLeaks.

Manning was acquitted on the most serious charge of aiding the enemy.

After President Barack Obama commuted her sentence before leaving office, Manning has worked to re-brand herself as an activist for queer and transgender rights. She also speaks on topics related to artificial intelligence through op-ed columns for The New York Times and The Guardian, according to Harvard’s website.

Harvard’s IOP also announced three other visiting fellows: former White House press secretary Sean Spicer, CNN political commentator Robby Mook and Kansas City Mayor Sylvester “Sly” James Jr.

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Marine veteran amputee reaches summit of Mount Kilimanjaro

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Jake Rath (l) and Marine Kionte Storey (r)/Photo courtesy of Jake Rath

Hoorah!

From Fox News: Waking up around midnight on Aug. 25, Marine Cpl. Kionte Storey began his final trek up Mount Kilimanjaro, the culmination of months of rigorous training that led him to the top of Africa’s highest peak.

With every step he took, the 29-year-old veteran climbed higher than he ever had before. At 10:45 a.m. local time, Storey made it to the summit, 19,341 feet up – a feat made more outstanding by the fact he achieved it with a prosthetic leg.

The view, he said, was simply “amazing.”

“You look down and you are above the clouds,” he told Fox News on Tuesday. “I keep saying it was the closest thing to getting to heaven, and then the sun comes out and you can see everything.”

The trip to Africa was part of a campaign by the Bob Woodruff and Steven & Alexandra Cohen foundations called #Give2Veterans.

For the journey, Storey was joined by Jake Rath, 25, of the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation, who documented the entire trip with a DSLR camera and 360-degree photo.

“The photos don’t do it justice,” he said, adding that seeing the night sky with only miles and miles of stars was breathtaking.

“To see the mountain in the starlight, thousands of stars, that was an amazing sight to see,” he added. “I was amazed by Africa.”

Storey, who joined the Marines in 2007, lost his right leg below the knee after stepping on an IED while deployed to Afghanistan in 2010. Part of his physical and mental recovery after the injury included training at Paralympic camps and hiking.

In 2013, he became the first African-American and first amputee to reach the summit of Antarctica’s Mount Vinson. “I didn’t know how my body was going to respond [in Africa],” Storey said. “My leg did well all the way up – it did a lot better than I expected.”

Both men said they had to pace themselves while on the climb, not trying to rush and give their bodies time to acclimate. Trekking through the different terrains – from jungle to savannas and finally glacier-covered stone peaks – made for a more interesting climb.

“We both trained a good amount – we were fit. The hardest was the mental challenge,” Rath said. “For each step you take, it’s the highest step you have taken.”

Through #Give2Veterans, the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation is giving away up to $500,000 to help veterans. The foundation will give the Bob Woodruff Foundation $1 every time a social media post is shared using the hashtag. The campaign ends on Sept. 30.

The California native said the final push to the top of Kilimanjaro was the make-or-break moment for them because it was the point in the journey when they started questioning everything.

“You start asking yourself ‘why’ – ‘why am I doing this when I could be doing better things?,’” he said. “And then I started to think about the whys and I remembered my friends serving overseas who aren’t alive. I started thinking about amputees and showing them through my experience that anything is possible.

He added: “For us know that we were doing it for something bigger than ourselves, [we thought], ‘we are getting to the summit and that’s it.’ That’s how big our reason was for getting to the summit.”

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Pedogate: Nuclear expert at Kirtland Air Base arrested for raping 4 y.o. girl; California fire captain arrested for child porn

On August 30, 2017, Dr. Andrew Lowther, director of the Air Force’s School for Advanced Nuclear Deterrence Studies on Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was arrested for raping a 4-year-old girl.

As a nuclear expert, wouldn’t Lowther be vulnerable to blackmail for his pedophile activities?

Maddy Hayden reports for Albuquerque Journal that according to a news release from the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office, Adam Lowther, 41, was arrested and charged with one count of first-degree criminal sexual penetration of a child under 13 and two counts of criminal sexual contact with a minor.

According to a motion for pretrial detention filed in the 2nd Judicial District Court, the victim told a teacher about the abuse soon after the incident occurred. The sheriff’s office responded after being asked for assistance by state investigators. A forensic interview and physical exam revealed evidence of sexual abuse.

Kirtland Air Force Base spokesman James Fisher confirmed the arrest and Lowther’s identity as director of the Air Force’s School for Advanced Nuclear Deterrence Studies. Fisher said Lowther, a civilian, did not live on the base. Fisher did not know where the alleged abuse occurred, and said that military law enforcement and the investigative agencies on base are working with outside law enforcement.

According to Lowther’s LinkedIn profile, he has a doctorate in international relations from the University of Alabama, and has been the school’s director since its inception in 2015.

US Bail Reform News reports, Sept. 6, 2017, that despite his arrest for raping a 4-year-old girl, Adam Lowther is now free on bail.

At Lowther’s detention hearing, Judge Brett Rogers Loveless released Lowther, after the Arnold Foundation’s “Pretrial Risk Assessment” tool determined that Lowther is not a danger to the community or a flight risk.

The release is the result of newly enacted guidelines orchestrated by activist New Mexico Chief Justice Charles Daniels which, according to US Bail Reform News, virtually eliminate accountable pretrial release and bail, resulting in the release of violent offenders with charges ranging from burglary, rape, assault, and attempted murder.

Five New Mexico state legislators (Senators Richard Martinez, Bill Sharer and Craig Brandt, and Representatives Bill Rehm and Carl Trujillo) have joined the Bail Bond Association of New Mexico in a class action federal lawsuit against Chief Justice Daniels and four other NM Supreme Court justices.

Meanwhile, on September 6, 2017, Richard Chew, 58, captain of the fire department of Oakland, CA, was arrested for possessing and distributing more than 600 images of child porn, including images of toddlers.

Matthias Gafni and David Debolt report for East Bay Times that on August 19, Chew allegedly shared 195 files with an undercover sheriff’s deputy, at least three of those files contained images or videos of children ages 4 to 8 performing sex acts.

On August 29, investigators and detectives with the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office and District Attorney’s Office searched Chew’s Lafayette home, seizing an external computer hard drive and Samsung cellphone, but did not find child pornography on the devices.

Two days later, members of the Contra Costa Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force searched Chew’s fire house, Station 15 at 455 27th St. in Oakland, and found his laptop and two thumb drives containing illegal child porn.

Interim fire Chief Darin White said in a statement that he is “appalled” by the disturbing nature of the charges and that Chew was immediately placed on administrative leave once Oakland officials learned of the investigation.

Chew is being held in Contra Costa jail in Martinez on $200,000 bail for the two felonies — distributing and possessing child porn. He could face up to five years in prison if found guilty of the felonies.

At his first court appearance on Sept. 7, Judge John Laettner denied a request to lower Chew’s bail or release him on his own recognizance, explaining his reasoning: “Over 600 images are alleged. The court needs to look at the injuries to victims … and the child exploitation of many children.” Prosecutor Jordan Sanders agrees: “The fact that the children are of that age is dangerous to me. Because they are so young speaks volumes to the exploitative nature.”

That a California judge rightly denied a request to release on his own recognizance Richard Chew who was arrested for child porn, but a New Mexico judge saw fit to release Andrew Lowther who is accused of raping a 4-year-old girl, speaks to New Mexico’s judicial corruption and wrongheadedness.

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~Eowyn