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This Reunion Between a Wounded Soldier and His Military Dog Will Warm Your Heart

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With so much negativity going on in America right now, what with all of the racial and political division running rampant, it’s nice every once in awhile to catch a break from the madness and allow ourselves to be reminded that good things are still happening in the world.

Like the story of Army Spc. Alec Alcoser and his working dog, Alex. The two were separated six weeks ago after being involved in a terrorist attack. This is about their reunion, and it’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

Six weeks ago, Army Spc. Alec Alcoser and his working dog, Alex, turned the corner of a narrow street outside Bagram Airfield just after dawn and saw a young Afghan coming toward them.

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The San Antonio Express-News reports two Afghan and three Czech soldiers moved between Alcoser and the civilian to conduct a search while he called the dog back and bent down to get a cigarette.

Suddenly, they were enveloped by a bright flash. Alex yelped. Alcoser went down. The dusty, smoky air turned yellow and orange and a firefight broke out. The dog stayed at his side.

“I would yell at him and his ears would twitch, but he wouldn’t look at me,” said Alcoser, 22, of San Antonio. “I think he was in a state of shock. He didn’t growl, he didn’t bark, he didn’t cry. He stayed right there.”

On Friday, they were together once more, this time at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System’s Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center. It was an emotional reunion, with the Harlandale High School graduate wiping tears from his eyes at one point and Alex licking his face.

It was the first time they had seen each other since both were in Washington, D.C., where each received the Purple Heart. And if all goes well in rehab over the next few months, they’ll be together for good, buddies until the end.

They were close in Afghanistan, where Alcoser was 6½ months into a nine-month deployment when they got hurt. They were together pretty much everywhere Alcoser went, except the dining hall. On his days off, they slept in the same bed together, rising late and enjoying the leisure time.

The Aug. 5 suicide bomber’s blast left Alcoser with shrapnel wounds and broken bones. He also had a mild traumatic brain injury, but his physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, Dr. Blessen Eapen, said Alcoser escaped the explosion without any loss in cognitive ability.

Alex lost his left rear leg near his hip. Both are learning to get around again. Snapshots show Alex reluctantly settling in an underwater treadmill at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.

How awesome of a story is that? Dogs are such amazing animals, made by the hand of God to be our companions, sticking by our side, loyal to the end.

Remember to thank a veteran for the service they’ve offered up to our nation whenever you see one. It’s a hard job that requires a whole lot of sacrifice and difficult toil.

Source: Army Times

 

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JIG IS UP! Chicago Police Believe Jussie Smollett Paid Men to Orchestrate Assault

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And the Oscar goes to…Jussie Smollett for “Hate Crime!”

Just as many people suspected from the start, sources within the Chicago Police Department now firmly believe the “Empire” actor’s story was a complete and utter hoax.

What will liberals have to say about this?

Two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation tell CNN that Chicago Police believe actor Jussie Smollet paid two men to orchestrate an assault on him that he reported late last month.

The sources told CNN the two men are now cooperating fully with law enforcement.

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The sources told CNN there are records that show the two [Nigerian] brothers purchased the rope found around Smollett’s neck at a hardware store in Chicago.

Smollett even reimbursed the brothers for buying the rope.

Originally, the report was that Smollett was attacked by two men who yelled, “This is MAGA country.” Likewise, Smollett told authorities that his attackers were white.

Not long after, Smollett’s neighbors doubted his story and ABC Chicago said Smollett may have staged the attack.

On Smollett’s neighbors, via New York Post:

CHICAGO — Nearly two weeks after “Empire” star Jussie Smollett claimed he was the victim of a racist, homophobic attack, cops have yet to identify any suspects — and some people in his tony Chicago neighborhood are growing skeptical.

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“I’ve been in this neighborhood five years. I don’t believe it, not around here … Half the people are gay and the other half are black.”

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From ABC Chicago, who noted that Smollett staged the attack with the help of others because he was being written off the show.

From ABC 7:

Multiple sources have told ABC7 Eyewitness News that police are investigating whether Smollett and the two men staged the attack allegedly because Smollett was being written off of “Empire.”

ABC’s Robin Roberts interviewed Smollett, where he proceeded to stick to the lie.

Jussie said he was baffled that people didn’t beleive him. Apparently, he’s justt not thatt good of an actor, huh?

If Smollett was being written off the show prior to this insane “hate crime,” what will happen to him now?

Will social justice warriors voice their support? Will he maybe get his own spinoff?

How about Smollett pays for his crime and serves his time? That seems like the most appropriate response.

Don’t hold your breath waiting for lefties to say they were sorry for jumping on the Jussie badwagon, though.

They’ll hold strong togetther and atempt to take the conversattion toward “racism in America.”

Count on it.

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INSTANT CLASSIC: Pelosi Wishes A ‘Happy Thanksgiving’ — On Valentine’s Day (Watch)

My, my, my!

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Every February, Americans celebrate the beloved holiday that is Thanksgiving.

Wait, that can’t be right.

So, why then did Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi wish Americans a “Happy Thanksgiving”…on Valentine’s Day?

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Pelosi: “Happy Valentine’s Day. We saluted our victory – or the victory for the American people – earlier with chocolate. Chocolate from California, I call it the champagne of chocolate. So again, I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. You should go home now to your loved ones.

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The brain freeze to end all brain freezes?

Speaking of Thanksgiving, President Trump was thankful for something that will have liberals running to their safe spaces.

From The Hill:

President Trump said Thursday that he is thankful “for having a great family and for having made a tremendous difference in this country.”

Trump made the comment when asked by reporters what he is grateful for on Thanksgiving shortly after holding a phone call with troops overseas.

Trump: “I’ve made a tremendous difference in the country. This country’s so much stronger than it was when I took office and you wouldn’t believe it.

Trump: “I mean you see it, but [it’s] so much stronger that people can’t even believe it. When I see foreign leaders, they say, ‘We cannot believe the difference in strength between the United States now and the United States two years ago.’

In other words, he’s thankful for MAGA.

At the 2019 State of the Union address, Trump spoke of unity. He also happened to bring up the fact that black, Hispanic, and Asian unemployment has hit record low levels.

Democrats weren’t exactly thrilled, for whatever the reason.

Pelosi refused to clap. She wouldn’t stand, either.

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SMH.

According to the California Democrat, the “GOP attitude disrespects workers, dishonors our values and damages our economy.”

Here’s her statement:

San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the Department of Labor issued its January jobs statement, which does not include the Trump Shutdown’s impact on the 800,000 federal workers who were furloughed or forced to work without pay for 35 days:

“The January jobs report holds some encouraging news, but it belies the lasting financial damage that the Trump Shutdown has inflicted on hundreds of thousands of Americans across the nation. Federal workers, many of them veterans, saw their financial security shaken, their credit ratings harmed, and their lives upended by the longest shutdown in history. And now, with families still hurting, President Trump refuses to take a second senseless shutdown off the table.

“Meanwhile, House Republicans overwhelmingly voted against a pay raise for federal civilian workers, refusing to respect the perseverance and patriotism of the men and women who were just furloughed or forced to work without pay. This consistently callous GOP attitude disrespects workers, dishonors our values and damages our economy.

“House Democrats are working For The People, moving forward with our bold agenda to lower health costs, raise workers’ wages, and restore integrity to government. We must keep government open, and keep working to deliver an economy that works for every American, not just the wealthy and well-connected few.”

Pelosi recently gave a speech before America’s mayors. She repeatedly begged them to clap after she said something she felt deserved applause.

After thanking a member of her audience, she said, “That’s an applause line! I’ll let you know.”

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