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WATCH: This Video Of the 82nd Airborne Singing ‘God Bless America’ Will Leave you Inspired

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Members of the 82nd Airborne Division, an infantry division that specializes in parachute assault operations into denied areas — and nicknamed the “tip of the spear” — recently created a video of themselves singing “God Bless America” as a tribute for the country they have so graciously agreed to defend with their lives.

It’s a stellar display of patriotism that will stir your heart for the great nation we all call home and is a fantastic reminder during these oh so divisive times in our political climate, that we are all Americans who should be proud of our heritage.

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The 82nd Airborne, formed in 1917, is based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina; the division has sometimes been rated the best trained light infantry division in the world. Members wear the “AA” arm patch, which stands for “All American.”

As the USO notes, “Every year on Fort Bragg, combat engineers from the 82nd compete in a re-enactment of the World War II Waal River pontoon boat crossing, a bold combat maneuver that greatly helped the Allies liberate the Dutch city of Nijmegen. 48 U.S. service members from the 82nd were killed during the historic 1944 crossing and are honored today by 48 street lamps positioned along a recently built bridge over the Waal River.”

Some of the World War II exploits of the 82nd Airborne were featured in the 1962 Oscar-winning film, “The Longest Day.” After Hurrican Katrina struck New Orleans in 2005, units from the 82nd Airborne Division expedited evacuations, performed search-and-rescue operations and helped kept order within the city.

Now that is a beautiful display of love for one’s nation, a message that we desperately need right now, especially with the progressive movement dedicated to keeping Americans separated along political lines.

Sometimes it’s necessary to be reminded of who we are as a country, to look beyond politics and examine the shared experiences that bind us together as a people, and that’s precisely what these videos do.

Source: The Daily Wire

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Amazon Rolls Out Creepy ‘Pay By Palm’ Hardware at Whole Foods

Is this one of the harbingers of a cashless society?

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Throughout much of modern history, Americans and their cash were two separate things.  One was a human being, breathing and walking about, earning money.  The money was an inanimate commodity of varying value that we used to keep the organism alive, fat, and happy. But in the future, it seems as though we may find ourselves intrinsically, and anatomically indistinguishable from our bank account.  In fact, it appears as though Amazon is banking on it. Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) said it is rolling out biometric technology at its Whole Foods stores around Seattle starting on Wednesday, letting shoppers pay for items with a scan of their palm. The move shows how Amazon is bringing some of the technology already in use at its namesake brick-and-mortar Go and Books stores to the grocery chain it acquired in 2017. The system, called Amazon One, lets customers associate a credit card with their palm print. It offers a contact-less alternative to cash and card payments, Amazon said. Of course, the move is being regarded as a terrifying leap into Orwellian territory by privacy experts, as it appears to push us ever closer to a cashless society where hackers and power failures could doom us all to poverty in the blink of an eye.

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Fraternal Order of Police Responds to LeBron James’ Tweet Fiasco

And they were NOT happy.

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The politicization of American sports has been ongoing for some time, perhaps decades, but the most recent acceleration of this melding has come thanks to the power of social media and the blurring of the line between celebrity and athlete. At the forefront of this movement has been the NBA, and, more specifically, superstar LeBron James. This week, James came under fire for a tweet in which he referenced the Derek Chauvin trial’s guilty verdicts, with a photo of another officer who was involved in the shooting of a young black girl and text stating “you’re next”. The tweet was seen as a threat by many, including the Fraternal Order of Police who responded harshly. On Wednesday, James tweeted a photo of the officer involved in the shooting with a caption reading “YOU’RE NEXT #ACCOUNTABILITY.” The tweet has since been deleted. James was reacting to the deadly police shooting of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant. Hours later, the National Fraternal Order of Police tweeted a photo of James’ original tweet, saying: “[email protected], with his vast resources & influence, should educate himself and, frankly, has a responsibility to do so, on the facts before weighing in. This is disgraceful & extremely reckless. The officer saved a young girl’s life. No amount of gaslighting will change that fact.” James attempted to walk back the tweet after deleting it, by issuing an explanation that garnered only a lukewarm response online.

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