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Hollywood Blacklisted R. Lee Ermey for Thought Crimes Against Barack Obama

Actor R. Lee Ermey, who died at 74 of pneumonia Sunday morning, was Exhibit A in the New Hollywood Blacklist. After criticizing Barack Obama in 2010, Ermey’s thriving film career immediately dried up. Even after apologizing, he was ostracized, fired by GEICO insurance and never did another commercial. After disappearing completely for a few years, he managed to appear in a couple of C-grade reality shows in the last few years of his life.

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China Panics over First Japanese Marine Unit Since World War II

On Saturday, Japan activated its first marine combat unit since World War Two. China immediately panicked over the relatively small Japanese force, denouncing the revival of “militarism” under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and advising every other Asian nation to go on “high alert” in the state-run Global Times.

BEIJING, CHINA - NOVEMBER 10: China's President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, during their meeting at the Great Hall of the People, on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings, November 10, 2014 in Beijing, China. APEC Economic Leaders' Meetings and …

Afghanistan Vet Reunited with Bomb-Sniffing Dog Pays It Forward

U.S. Marine David Pond made it through a seven-month tour in Afghanistan partly because he had a partner who helped him through the toughest times. The soldier and his bomb-sniffing dog traveled the dangerous streets in that country trying to find improvised explosive devices (IEDs) to keep other troops out of harm’s way.

Afghanistan Vet Reunited with Bomb-Sniffing Dog Pays It Forward