Archive for the Amazing Category

12 Year Old Girl Shoots Intruder During Home Invasion

Posted in Amazing, Liberty on October 21, 2012 by spikestl

Patriotic Christmas Lights 2011- Thank You Troops and Veterans!

Posted in Amazing, Cool Beans on December 22, 2011 by spikestl

Go Full Screen and turn the volume up!

November 10, 1981

Posted in Amazing with tags , , , , on November 9, 2011 by spikestl

Corporal Jason L. Dunham

Cpl. Dunham was born on November 10, 1981.
Coincidently the same day as the Marine Corps Birthday.
He was born and raised in Scio, New York.
On April 14, 2004 Dunham and his squad intercepted multiple cars near the area were his battalion commander’s convoy came under attack. Dunham’s squad was searching for weapons used in the attack, when Dunham discovered an AK-47, a man began attacking the Marines in order to flee. Dunham used Hand to Hand Combat tactics to subdue the man. During this the man dropped a hand grenade. immediately Dunham took off his helmet and put in on the grenade and laid on the helmet to absorb the blast, in doing this he saved the lives of 2 fellow Marines, He was sent to the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He died 8 days later.


Medal of Honor
Purple Heart
Combat Action Ribbon
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation
Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal /w 1 Service Star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Navy Sea Service Ribbon
Namesake of USS Jason Dunham (DDG-109)

Quote of the day

Posted in Amazing on August 5, 2011 by spikestl

“If the US Government was a family, they would be making $58,000 a year, they spend $75,000 a year, and are $327,000 in credit card debt. They are currently proposing BIG spending cuts to reduce their spending to $72,000 a year.
These are the actual proportions of the federal budget & debt, reduced to a level that we can understand.” — Dave Ramsey

H/T Geri T.

The Forgotten 4th Verse of America’s National Anthem “The Star Spangled Banner”

Posted in Amazing, Cool Beans, Liberty, Sovereignty with tags , , on July 3, 2011 by spikestl


Arranged, performed, and recorded by Darin Southam
Produced, Directed, and Filmed by Darin Southam

Lyrics (Francis Scott Key 1814):

Oh, say can you see, by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines on the stream:
‘Tis the star-spangled banner! O long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has wiped out their foul footstep’s pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war’s desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heaven-rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Happy Independence Day

Posted in Amazing, Cool Beans, Liberty, Sovereignty with tags , , on July 3, 2011 by spikestl

Medal of Honor: Sgt. Leroy Petry (second living recipient in Afghan war)

Posted in Amazing with tags , on June 9, 2011 by spikestl

Soldier’s heartbreaking goodbye letter to his baby daughter.

Posted in Amazing on June 5, 2011 by spikestl

The U.K.s Daily Mail has this story.

Tissue Alert.

H/T blackfive

“Awesome” Does Not Have An Expiration Date

Posted in Amazing, Cool Beans on May 21, 2011 by spikestl

By Blackfive • [March 01, 2011]
This video has made the rounds at all the shooting forums last year (thought you should see this)…

Ted Gundy, an 84-year-old sniper from WWII who fought at Bastogne in the Bulge and lost his leg later to a German artillery shell, is featured below. This is a great story:

There is no expiration date on awesome shooting…and good on the US Army and the Marksmanship Team for showing Ted Gundy the proper respect!

Thank you for your service, Ted Gundy!

Rolling Thunder,Memorial Day 2010

Posted in Amazing, Cool Beans, Liberty with tags , , on April 1, 2011 by spikestl

Rolling Thunder XXIV May 29, 2011
All Supporters Welcome!
You Do Not Have To Be A Member of Rolling Thunder to Ride!

SSgt. Tim Chambers Salutes Veterans at Attention for 6 hours.
Memorial Day 2010 was the sixth year of this Marine’s Vigil.

Thanks to Gregorio

The Four Verses of the National Anthem

Posted in Amazing with tags , , on March 3, 2011 by spikestl

Perhaps you didn’t know… You’ve only been taught 1/4 of the whole song.

Happy 100th Birthday, President Reagan

Posted in Amazing, Cool Beans with tags , , , , on February 6, 2011 by spikestl

Keith Olbermann Gives Abrupt Goodbye (with 2 years left on contract)

Posted in Amazing, Cool Beans, politics with tags on January 22, 2011 by spikestl

The Good Side of War

Posted in Amazing with tags , , , , on December 3, 2010 by spikestl

I’ll Never Forget when this happened to me in march of 1992.

The best Christmas Song this year.

Posted in Amazing with tags , on November 30, 2010 by spikestl

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Thanks to Chris Loesch