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The Biker And The African Lion. You Just Know This Is Not Going To End Well.

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A Harley Biker is riding by the zoo in Washington, DC when he sees a little girl leaning into the lion‘s cage. Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the collar of her jacket and tries to pull her inside to slaughter her, under the eyes of her screaming parents. 
The biker jumps off his Harley, runs to the cage and hits the lion square on the nose with a powerful punch.
Whimpering from the pain the lion jumps back letting go of the girl, and the biker brings her to her terrified parents, who thank him endlessly. A reporter has watched the whole event.

The reporter addressing the Harley rider says, ‘Sir, this was the most gallant and brave thing I’ve seen a man do in my whole life.’
The Harley rider replies, ‘Why, it was nothing, really, the lion was behind bars. I just saw this little kid in danger and acted as I felt right.’
The reporter says, ‘Well, I’ll make sure this won’t go unnoticed. I’m a journalist, you know, and 
tomorrow‘s paper will have this story on the front page… So, what do you do for a living and what political affiliation do you have?’
The biker replies, I’m a U.S. Marine and a Republican.
The journalist leaves.
The following morning the biker buys the paper to see if it indeed brings news of his actions, and reads, on the front page:
 
U.S. MARINE ASSAULTS AFRICAN IMMIGRANT AND STEALS HIS LUNCH

…and THAT pretty much sums up the media’s approach to the news these days… 
~Steve~                                                     H/T  My Bud   Jean

 

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Wisconsin Marine Corps Veteran, CCW Holder, Draws Gun Stops Man From Beating Woman To Death.

I’ll put this in the “score one for the good guy’s column

—————————————      ~Steve~   ——————————————–

The Huffington Post | By Andres Jauregui
Posted: 03/16/2013 12:35 pm EDT

A Marine Corps veteran with a concealed carry permit stopped a suspect in a brutal beating in West Allis, Wis., on Tuesday morning when he drew his gun and called the police.

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Marine Corps veteran Charlie Blackmore stopped a beating by drawing his concealed carry weapon on a suspect Tuesday

Charlie Blackmore, Jr. told Wisconsin Fox affiliate WITI that he saw a man kicking a woman in the head and belly at the side of the road as he was driving to work early the morning of March 12. He pulled his car over and told the suspect to stop, but the man came towards him.

That’s when Blackmore, who served in the Marines from 2005 to 2007, decided to draw his weapon, a 9mm handgun. Blackmore told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that the suspect, who he estimated stood more than 6 feet tall and weighed about 220 pounds, proceeded to taunt him, reportedly saying “Shoot me, then.”

According to WITI, audio of Blackmore’s 911 call reveals the suspect tried to walk away when confronted.

“There’s a black male that just beat up a female in the street. He’s walking away from me. I told him to stop,” Blackmore said on the call. “If you come at me, I will shoot you,” he told the suspect.

Although Blackmore kept his cool. When police arrived, they forced the suspect to the ground and asked for Blackmore’s concealed carry permit.

“I put my hands up turned around and said ‘you can grab it out of my wallet.’ Checked my permit, gave me my wallet back, and then interviewed me for their paperwork,” Blackmore told WITI.
Blackmore told the Journal Sentinel that the woman said her an attacker was an ex-boyfriend. The veteran said that the victim’s eye had swollen shut from the beating, and that her nose looked broken.

The suspect, identified as 43-year-old Kenneth Harris, is charged with substantial battery and could face up to three years and a half years in prison if convicted.

Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr., a proponent of the state’s new concealed carry law, who has urged residents to arm themselves and take firearms classes, praised Blackmore in a statement Wednesday. It read in part:

I want to get to a day when acts like this are viewed as a citizen doing their civic duty. Criminals have got to be reassessing things right now. They have to be asking themselves if it is worth it anymore, might they face resistance or be shot? That’s a good thing.
Blackmore told the Journal Sentinel that he owns eight guns and carries one on him regularly, explaining ‘[feels] naked without it.” In an interview with Fox

Wisconsin’s concealed carry law went into effect in November 2011. Some have criticized the law because it does not make applications for permits by convicted criminals and fugitives public information, although it does make that information available to police.

I’m sorry, but the above BOLD seems real dumb to me.

That’s all they have to complain about.  Stupid people.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/16/charlie-blackmore-marine-veteran-draws-gun_n_2891176.html?ncid=wsc-dl-cards-readmore

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Our Real Celebrities

Lindsay Lohan, 24, is all over the news because although she’s a drug addict and thief, she’s a starlet, which makes her a newsworthy “celebrity.”
Charlie Sheen, 45, also is all over the news although he too is a drug addict who makes near-psychotic rants on national TV. You would have been under a rock if you hadn’t heard about his antics because he too is newsworthy ’cause he too is a “celebrity.”
While…………….

  • Justin Allen, 23
  • Justus Bartelt, 27
  • Zachary Fisher, 24
  • Christopher Goeke, 23
  • Matthew Johnson, 21
  • Brandon King, 23
  • Brett Linley, 29
  • Jesse Reed, 26
  • Dave Santos, 21
  • Chase Stanley, 21
  • Sheldon Tate, 27
  • Matthew Weikert, 29

are all Marines who recently gave their lives for you. There is no media coverage for them; not even a mention of their names. [H/t beloved fellow Doc’s Wife]
Since our useless media won’t tell you about these heroes, Fellowship of the Minds will:
Justin B. Allen, 23, of Coal Grove, Ohio, died
July 18 in Zhari, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he was shot by insurgents
while conducting combat operations.
He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.
The 2005 Dawson-Bryant High School graduate played several sports, including football and baseball. His No. 11 Hornets uniform was among a number of pictures on display in the high school gymnasium. He enlisted in the Army in May 2006. “He was always smiling,” said Steve Easterling, Allen’s high school principal. “He was an all-around good kid.”
Marine Staff Sgt. Justus S. Bartelt died July 16, 2010 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 27, of Polo, Ill.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died July 16 while supporting combat
operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
Justus Bartelt was born on the Fourth of July and decided roughly a dozen
years later that he would to serve the country whose independence that day
celebrates.  He planned to join the military — a goal that was, like much of his
childhood, shared with his slightly younger cousin David.
“There wasn’t a street in town, a tree we didn’t climb, shoot paintballs from,” David Bartelt said. “There wasn’t a ditch we didn’t jump with our dirt bikes. There wasn’t any stone unturned.”
Army Sgt. Zachary M. Fisher died July 14, 2010 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom.  24, of Ballwin, Mo.; assigned to the 27th Engineer Battalion (Combat Airborne), 20th Engineer Brigade (Combat), Fort Bragg, N.C.; died July 14 at Forward Operating Base Lagman, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his military vehicle with an improvised explosive device. Also killed were Spc. Jesse D. Reed, Spc. Matthew J. Johnson and Spc. Chase Stanley.
Army 1st Lt. Christopher S. Goeke died July 13, 2010 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 23, of Apple Valley, Minn.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died July 13 in Kandahar City, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire. Also killed were Staff Sgt. Christopher T. Stout and Staff Sgt. Sheldon L. Tate.
Army Spc. Matthew J. Johnson died July 14, 2010 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 21, of Maplewood, Minn.; assigned to the 27th Engineer Battalion (Combat Airborne), 20th Engineer Brigade (Combat), Fort Bragg, N.C.; died July 14 in Zabul province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his military vehicle with an improvised explosive device. Also killed were Spc. Jesse D. Reed, Spc. Chase Stanley and Sgt. Zachary M. Fisher.
Army Pfc. Brandon M. King died July 14, 2010 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. 23, of Tallahassee, Fla.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died July 14 at Combat Outpost Nolen, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with small-arms fire.
Staff Sergeant Brett Linley, 29, died clearing ­explosives. A bomb disposal hero who saved hundreds of lives in Afghanistan has been killed by a Taliban blast. He will be posthumously nominated for a bravery award after fearlessly defusing 100 bombs during his tour. Military chiefs hailed him as “the bravest of the brave”.
Staff Sergeant Linley was 29 and from Birmingham. He and his team were working to clear Improvised Explosive Devices from a vital route in the Nahr-e Saraj District of Helmand Province when he was killed by an explosion.
Army Spc. Jesse D. Reed died July 14, 2010 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 26, of Orefield, Pa.; assigned to the 27th Engineer Battalion (Combat Airborne), 20th Engineer Brigade (Combat), Fort Bragg, N.C.; died July 14 in Zabul province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his military vehicle with an improvised explosive device. Also killed were Spc. Chase Stanley, Spc. Matthew J. Johnson and Sgt. Zachary M. Fisher.
Marine Cpl. Dave M. Santos died July 16, 2010 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 21, of Rota, Marianas Islands of the Pacific; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died July 16 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
Dave Santos joined the Marines after graduating in 2007 from Rota High School. His participation in the school’s Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps inspired him to enlist in the military, his father, David, said. “He always wanted to be a Marine. He really, really wanted to be a Marine.”
Army Spc. Chase Stanley died July 14, 2010 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 21, of Napa, Calif.; assigned to the 27th Engineer Battalion (Combat Airborne), 20th Engineer Brigade (Combat), Fort Bragg, N.C.; died July 14 in Zabul province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his military vehicle with an improvised explosive device. Also killed were Spc. Jesse D. Reed, Spc. Matthew J. Johnson and Sgt. Zachary M. Fisher.
Army Staff Sgt. Sheldon L. Tate died July 13, 2010 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Age 27,
of Hinesville, Ga.; assigned to the 782nd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died July 13 in Kandahar City, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire. Also killed were 1st Lt. Christopher S. Goeke and Staff Sgt. Christopher T. Stout.
Staff Sergeant Matthew W. Weikert, 29, of Jacksonville was mortally wounded on Saturday, July 17, 2010, while serving with the U.S. Army near Orgun, Afghanistan. He was born May 15, 1981 in Sioux City, IA, the son of Richard W. “Dick” and Susan B. Kiel Weikert.
Matthew was a member of the Jacksonville High School Class of 2000, a former member of the JHS soccer team, and a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in August of 2001 serving three tours in Iraq over four years. He later joined the U.S. Army serving with the 101st Airborne completing a tour in Iraq and was  deployed in Afghanistan.

Going home, going home,
I’m just going home.
Quiet-like, slip away-
I’ll be going home.
It’s not far, just close by;
Jesus is the Door;
Work all done, laid aside,
Fear and grief no more.
Friends are there, waiting now.
He is waiting, too.
See His smile! See His hand!
He will lead me through.

~Eowyn

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