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e’ve all heard the phrase, “Divide and conquer.� That’s exactly what the race card does to most Americans. Today we are inundated with separators and dividers. I’m talking about the politicians, media, Hollywood, television, theater actors, movie directors, producers, recording artists, celebrities, NFL football players, NBA basketball players, internet moguls and America’s wealthiest 1 percent. Whoa. Take a close look. They all have at least two things in common. None of them know what it’s like to live paycheck to paycheck. They make more money in one year than most of middle class Americans make in a lifetime! They are all guilt-ridden because of their wealth and to put salve on their consciences, they want all of us to feel that we’re to blame for by Richard T. Matz the racial divide in our country today. They’re making so much money year after year that they do not want anything to change and will make every attempt to keep the good old boys network in power. It takes a category 5 hurricane to erase for a few days the ridiculous things we must watch and hear on radio and television today. They want us all to believe that the majority of Americans resent each other, and that’s not the case. They’ll continually bombard us with fake news like the Russians are coming, the KKK is taking over America, Breitbart and Steve Bannon are running the country, and that disrespecting our flag and national anthem has nothing to do with disrespect but has everything to do with race. Most NFL football fans enjoy escaping for a few hours from their everyday problems by watching their favorite teams strive to reach and win the Super Bowl. With more than 70 percent of the players being black, race has never been an issue as to who the fans’ favorite teams are! The last thing we want to see is our football heroes kneeling during our national anthem. It’s just another effort to separate and divide Americans. Are there problems in America? Of course, there has always been. But, we have been strong enough to overcome them all to become the strongest, most free nation on earth. I blame the NFL owners and the football commissioner for not putting a stop to this total display of disrespect to every American (no


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If you’re looking for a fun, hilarious escape, check out “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,� in theaters from writer/director Matthew Vaughn and 20th Century Fox. Eggsy (Taron Egerton) is back and continuing to work with Merlin (Mark Strong) and Arthur (Michael Gambon) with Kingsman. Having a life outside of his work, Eggsy is in love with Princess Tilde (Hanna Alstrom) and planning to meet her parents the King and Queen of Sweden. There is a problem, however. Former Kingsman trainee Charlie (Edward Holcroft) wants to take out a bit of frustration on Eggsy. After a knock down, drag out, he heads for dinner with the royals with the help of Roxy in his ear. Everything is going as planned until rockets are launched at Kingsman headquarters leaving only Eggsy and Merlin alive! Their new enemy is Poppy (Julianne Moore), a slightly psychotic gal who lives in the jungles of Thailand in a ’50sthemed compound. She has also created a condition that affects people who partake in recreational usage. Oh, and she’s also the only one who has the cure! Eggsy and Merlin learn that they must go to the United States and find Statesman, their American agent cousins. Their first introduction is to Tequila (Channing

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Taron Egerton returns as Eggsy in the totally fun-to-watch “Kingsman: The Golden Circle.�

Tatum) who isn’t about to make their visit easy, Ginger (Halle Berry) who is the American Merlin and Champ (Jeff Bridges), the Statesman’s leader. That isn’t their biggest shock — it’s whom they have been taking care of. Harry

(Colin Firth) is alive and Eggsy needs his help. Knowing they have to follow leads for the cure, Champs insists that Agent Whiskey (Pedro Pascal) go along for backup. Time is not on their side as the created disease is spreading and Poppy wants to cut a deal with the President of the United States (Bruce Greenwood). He agrees to her terms but also happily houses the infected, including his own Chief of Staff Fox (Emily Watson)! In a final attempt to save the world, Eggsy and Harry put on their best suits and load up to take on Poppy with a little help from a English, feathered friend! Eggerton as Eggsy jumps right back into this role and doesn’t miss a beat. He is smooth, a little mouthy, in love and thrilled to see Harry. Looking good in the Kingsman suit, he drives, fights and drinks with the coolness of a proper agent. Honestly, I just like this kid and he sings so there’s that to add to his resume, like he needs it right? Firth as Harry is back and a little offkilter. Firth is such a strong Kingsman that when there are moments that are “unHarry� like, he keeps a straight face while I am cracking up. I couldn’t ask anything more than a straight man who looks awesome doing it. Strong as Merlin is to die for and I have women in the audience to back me up on that statement. He is calm, cool, collected and doesn’t get worked up about anything. Instead, he is the steady that keeps Eggsy from going off the rails. Moore as Poppy is just completely bonkers and I love it. She is that kind of crazy where a smile and sweet talk scare me more than a crazy with a weapon! Poppy has an agenda and nothing is going to get in her way as Moore looks like she is having more fun than anyone else in the film. GOLDEN CIRCLE, continued on Page 9


‘It’ sequel in works for 2019

Pennywise the Dancing Clown is getting ready to terrorize audiences all over again. New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. announced Bill SkarsgĂĽrd as Sept. 25 that a sePennywise in ‘It.’ quel to the horror blockbuster “Itâ€? will hit theaters, including Imax locations, on Sept. 6, 2019. Since its debut, the film adaptation of Stephen King’s book has shattered numerous records, including becoming the top-grossing horror film of all time, not adjusting for inflation. “The Exorcist,â€? released in 1973, made $233 million in North America and $441.3 million worldwide, but the domestic portion swells to $917.5 million when adjusting for inflation. “Itâ€? has earned $266.1 million domestically and $478.1 million globally to date. The R-rated pic has roused the box office back to life after a brutal summer, as well as fueling record September revenue in North America. Gary Dauberman, one of the screenwriters on “It,â€? has quietly closed a deal to pen the screenplay for the follow-up, while director Andy Muschietti is waiting in the wings to return as well. Producers Barbara Muschietti, Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg also expect to return. King’s opus “Itâ€? tells of a group of friends who band together to defeat their small town’s demon, first as kids and then as adults. While his book toggles between the young and older characters, New Line structured its adaptation so that the first film focuses on the kids and is set in the past. While the sequel will take place in the present, it will be punctuated with flashbacks, allowing the same cadre of kids to be seen again.

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STAYCATION: LA JOLLA With tourists gone, the village beckons


fter Labor Day, the tourists have headed home, the weather is ideal and there’s plenty of parking. What a perfect time to visit San Diego’s favorite “village,� La Jolla. Vacationing in my hometown was very appealing.

Where to stay

I jumped at the chance to stay at the Pantai Inn. It has earned a prestigious No. 1 ranking for La Jolla hotels at TripAdvisor. Perched fittingly on the corner of Coast and Ocean Streets, this small gem sits amid beautifully landscaped gardens and patios, overlooking the Pacific. The Pantai Inn pays homage to Balinese art with its furnishings and design. Included in the rate is free parking, complimentary buffet breakfast and high speed Internet. Coffee, tea, bottled water, plus freshly baked cookies are available throughout the day. Turndown service includes chocolates at night. It’s easy to


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understand how the Pantai Inn received such high rankings with its little touches and attention to detail.


Stroll north from the Pantai Inn along the bluff to The Cove, then double back to the Children’s Pool. Both have been populated by seals and sea lions, which have become a bitter issue with residents, business owners and environmentalists. Wander through the shops and art galleries on Prospect and Girard. Grab your swim gear and drive to the Shores Beach. Go at low tide and take a long walk north past Scripps Pier to Black’s Beach (bathing suit optional).

A day at UCSD

Stop first at the Birch Aquarium, now celebrating its 25th anniversary. It’s part of the internationally famous Scripps Institution of Oceanography. On campus, don’t miss the Geisel Library (thanks, Dr.

Cusp Dining & Drinks offers great views of the Pacific served with fresh coastal cuisine.

Seuss) and the outdoor Stuart Collection, especially “Fallen Star,� “Sun God� and “The Wind Garden.� The Theater District features the Mandell Weiss Center for Performing Arts and the historic La Jolla Playhouse. The latter was founded in 1947 by Hollywood stars Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire and Mel Ferrer. Over the years, it has won 35 Tony Awards for productions that have moved from there to Broadway.

Get physical

Take a hike through Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve (only one of 14 California State Parks so designated). Six trails loop through the park and there are free public guided tours on weekends and holidays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Golfers, take note: The world famous Torrey Pines golf course is open to the public. LA JOLLA, continued on Page 8



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James opens up on Irving’s trade request CLEVELAND — LeBron James — blindsided by Kyrie Irving’s trade request – had several thoughts when he heard Irving wanted out of Cleveland. “I was wondering if something I could’ve did better to make him not want to be traded,â€? James said. “Is it the way the season finished? Or was it me coming back in the first place? Was it the coaching change or the GM change or I don’t know? I had so many different emotions go through my head.â€? James had been planning on handing Irving the keys to the franchise and tried to prep him for that role. “I tried to do whatever I could do to help the kid out and be the best player he could be. Tried to help him be a betThe Chargers’ 24–10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sept. 24 puts the team at 0–3 for the season, hurting the Bolts’ chance to gain ground in Los Angeles. ter leader, be a better scorer, a better floor general, a better defender, a better passer, getting guys involved, a better leader vocally,â€? James said. “I tried to give him everything and give him as much of the DNA as I could.â€?, the Dodgers lead the league in Lakers share the city with, the Los Angeles By Travis Wakeman Clippers, have qualified for the playoffs in But Irving bolted before James could average attendance at home games. Bolt Beat give Irving the keys. If James was angry In college football, the USC Trojans are each of the last six seasons. Even over in hockey, though it will likely or disappointed in Irving’s decision to The Chargers have started the 2017 sea- ranked No. 5 in the most recent college leave, he didn’t show it Sept. 25. son at 0-3 and they’ve looked bad in the football poll and the school has arguably never be a huge sport among Californians, “The only thing I’m upset about is process, particularly in the most recent the best pro quarterback prospect, Sam the Kings have won two Stanley Cup titles that he took a lot of the DNA and the loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. But that’s Darnold, running the team. There’s ev- since 2012 and the Ducks of Anaheim blueprints up to Boston, that’s the only ery reason to believe they will have a tre- reached the Western Conference finals last not even the biggest problem. thing I’m upset about really,â€? James said. The Chargers are in a brand new sports mendous shot to be among the four teams season. Larry Fisher of The Hockey Writ“Other than that I wish the kid great market that is rich with options. Because competing in the national playoff at the er’s predicts they will finish the season as the second-best team in the Western Conhealth. The kid wanted to do what was of that, failure won’t be tolerated or better end of the year. best for his career and I give credit to The 2017-18 NBA season tips off in just ference this coming year as well. yet, failure will be ignored. Just look at the And if that’s not bad enough, the Los our GM, Koby (Altman), and our ownarray of options at the disposal of fans in a few weeks and the Los Angeles Lakers ership for granting that for him. Other will unveil their new superstar, some guy Angeles Rams are playing good football the Los Angeles area. than that, I don’t have much more to The Los Angeles Dodgers have the best named Lonzo Ball. Heavy sarcasm on the and boast one of the league’s most exciting say. It was so many different emotions. record in Major League Baseball and could “some guyâ€? part of that sentence, as Ball young rosters. At 2-1, they’ve played much I tried to do whatever I could to help the soon be bringing a World Series champi- is the most talked about prospect coming Military PressBy storage 1-4 according pg horiz_02-16.pdf 2/12/2016 CHARGERS, continued on Page 8 kid be as great as he could be. That’s it.â€? the 11:00:10 leagueAMin years. Even the team the onship to the city. thewest way, to 1 into The Cavs were stunned by Irving’s trade request, James said, and he reached out to Irving to find out why Irving wanted a new home. “I reached out to him because I just wanted to get a little insight on why he felt like he wanted to move on,â€? James said. “And he basically just let me know that that was the direction that he wanted to go in. And I was OK with that. And it’s a business. I understand that. ‌ I definitely just wanted to go right to him and ask him and he clarified it for me so I was at ease.â€? Does James have advice for Irving? “I don’t have any advice for him or any people that are on any other team,â€? he said. “We’re trying to win a championship. You’re either with us or against us. I’m truly humbled and excited. It was a gratifying three years we played together. If my son went to another team and visit us at: we were playing against each other I’m not giving him (anything). He can come home and eat dinner or whatever, but he’s getting no advice from me. That’s just the way it goes.â€? XXXNJMJUBSZQSFTTDPNtOFXT!NJMJUBSZQSFTTDPN 40DU 


Navy’s 3rd Fleet gets new commander By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Natalie Byers, U.S. 3rd Fleet Public Affairs

SAN DIEGO — Vice Adm. John D. Alexander relieved Vice Adm. Nora W. Tyson as commander of U.S. 3rd Fleet during a change of command and retirement ceremony held aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt at Naval Air Station North Island on Sept. 15. During the ceremony, Tyson retired from active duty after 38 years of honorable naval service. Commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet Adm. Scott H. Swift, who served as the ceremony’s guest speaker, said that when Tyson was commissioned the opportunities available for women was much different. “Women were Vice Adm. Nora W. Tyson not allowed to serve in combatant ships, and they’d only just been given the opportunity to serve on sea duty aboard support and auxiliary ships less than a year prior,� Swift said. “But for those of us that know her well, Nora was never one to let apparent obstacles get in the way of success.� In July 2010, Tyson became the first woman to command a carrier strike group when she took control of the George H.W. Bush Strike Group, leading 13 ships, 80 combatant aircraft, and about 9,000 sailors, as the commander of Carrier Strike Group Two. She led the strike group on its maiden deployment where they conducted combat operations in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. When she assumed command of U.S. 3rd Fleet in July 2015, Tyson became the first woman to command an operational numbered fleet. “She would tell you that she was simply the beneficiary of fortunate timing, but any who have had the privilege to work with and for Nora know that she has earned her position through her tireless work ethic, her outstanding leadership, her unwavering pride in service, and her love for Sailors. Without a doubt, she was the best person for the job,� Swift said. Under Tyson’s command, 3rd Fleet’s role expanded in the Pacific under the U.S. Pacific Fleet initiative Third Fleet Forward. Third Fleet Forward is an operational concept where 3rd Fleet maintains command and control of units throughout their deployment rather than transferring operational control to

Marines participate in an exercise during the Infantry Officer Course in August at Quantico, Va. The first female Marine to complete the course graduated Sept. 25. | Photo by Master Gunnery Sgt. Chad McMeen

First female completes infantry officer course Marine assigned to Camp Pendleton

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“There are dangers in religious freedom and freedom of opinion. But to deny these rights is worse than dangerous, it is absolutely fatal to liberty. Harry S. Truman 33rd. U.S. President Served April 12, 1945 – Jan. 20, 1953

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35th. U.S. Vice President Served Jan. 20, 1949 – Jan. 20, 1953

World events

t King George VI of the United Kingdom dies Feb. 6 at the age of 56. He is succeeded by his daughter, Queen Elizabeth II. Her official coronation won’t take place until June 2, 1953. t Prime Minister Winston Churchill announces Feb. 26 that

Elizabeth II becomes queen

of the United Kingdom.

the United Kingdom as an atomic bomb. The country would detonate one in Australia on Oct. 3. t The U.S. Senate ratifies a peace treaty with Japan on March 20. The Treaty of San Francisco would go into effect April 28, ending U.S. occupation.

The first B-52 stratofortress flight takes place.

t U.S. Lt. Cols. Joseph Fletcher and William Benedict land a plane at the geographic North Pole on May 3. t Ann Davison of Britain becomes the first woman to single-handedly sail the Atlantic Ocean on May 18. t East Germany forms the National People’s Army on July 13. t The Treaty of Taipei goes into effect Aug. 5, ending the Second Sino-Japanese War between China and Japan. t Germany is ordered to pay 3 billion Deutche Marks to Israel on Aug. 27 and reparation negotiations between West Germany and Israel come to an end. t The United Nations begins construction of the U.N. building in New York City on Oct. 14.

t The U.S. detonates the first hydrogen bomb Nov. 1 at Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands.

U.S. News

t The University of Tennessee admits its first black student Jan. 12. t “The Today Show� premiers Jan. 14 on NBC. It is now the longest-running television series in the U.S. t The “I Love Lucy� episode “The Marriage License� becomes the first TV show in history to be seen in 10 million homes the evening it aired on April 7. t The Supreme Court limits the power of the president to seize private business April 8 after President Truman nationalized all steel mills in the U.S. just before the 1952 steel strike. t The B-52 Straofortress flies for the first time April 15. t The U.S. Army Special Forces is created June 19. t Puerto Rico becomes a self-governing commonwealth of the United States on July 25. t Drs. C. Walton Lillehie and F. John Lewis perform the first open-heart surgery on Sept. 2 at the University of Minnesota. t The National Security Agency is founded Nov. 4.

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“Singin’ in the Rain� dominates the box office.

t Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower defeats Gov. Adlai Stevenson in the presidential election on Nov. 4 in a landslide. t The first successful surgical separation of Siamese twins is conducted at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Cleveland on Dec. 14.

BORN THIS YEAR: Patrick Swayze, actor (Aug. 18). Above left: Marilu Henner, actress (April 6); Mr. T, actor, athlete (May 21); Roseanne Barr, actress, comedian (Nov. 3); David Patraus, general (Nov. 7).


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better than the Chargers. The final slap to the face is seen in the stands of the StubHub Center where in the last two weeks, you’ve seen what seems like just as many Dolphins and Chiefs fans as you have of the supposed home team. Did anyone else catch that loud “Chiefs� chant break out? It’s not just that the Chargers have started 0-3, the team has been so frustrating to watch. Against Miami, Younghoe Koo’s missed field goals cost the team the game. Against the Chiefs, Philip Rivers looked like an aging quarterback incapable of making the right reads and decisions. If the team can’t get better play from its leader, then this is going to be one ugly season. So where do the Chargers go from here? If they don’t turn things around, pretty much into oblivion. That’s where the fans supporting the Los Angeles sports market will dictate they go, just by turning a blind eye. The organization might think that things will get better once the new stadium opens, but with the brand of football they are putting on the field, that couldn’t be more wrong. The stadium might be luxurious and it might be beautiful, but that’s not going to mean much if the seats aren’t filled with happy, enthusiastic Chargers fans. The Spanos’ will never admit that moving to Los Angeles was a mistake. But through this portion of the 2017 season, it certainly can’t be deemed a success.

UCSD’s outdoor Stuart Collection features pieces like “Fallen Star.�

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Where to eat

Duke’s is a short walk from the Pantai Inn. It’s named in honor of Duke Kahanamoku, Olympic swimming and water polo medalist, the father of modern surfing and a royal Hawaiian family member. This casual oceanfront restaurant serves contemporary twists on traditional island favorites. We arrived in time for “Pau Hana� (Happy Hour). Request a table upstairs on the terrace. When we couldn’t decide between

a couple of wines, the server brought out tasters (no charge); classy touch. We opted to split the crab cake appetizer. Our two entrees were the Hawaiian style baby back ribs, served with amazing grilled cornbread, and a perfectly prepared Kaffir crusted ahi steak. The decadent Hula Pie ended the dining experience in time for a sunset stroll back to the Pantai Inn. Cusp Dining & Drinks is where fresh coastal cuisine rules. The menu features locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. At happy hour, along with discounted drinks and “bites,� champagne starts at $4 per glass and the price goes up $1 on the hour ($5 at 5 p.m., etc.). Chef Ingrid Funes, from El Salvador, not only oversees the kitchen, she is the pastry chef. While enjoying unique cocktails, we split a rock shrimp, chorizo and Manchego cheese flatbread. Our dinner choices were lamb loin with roasted beets and carrots and the uniquely prepared seafood special of the day. Dessert was a decadent chocolate crunch bar. A Cusp bonus is the dramatic 11th. floor ocean view. Look for the elusive “green flash,� an optical phenomenon that sometimes occurs as the sun sets.

etc., go to UCSD – Logon to for maps, campus tours, and parking info. Stuart Collection – Find background and an art location map by logging on to LJ Playhouse – Information for the schedule, to purchase tickets, directions, and parking can be found at Torrey Pines State National Reserve – Discover hiking and walking options at Duke’s – Their menu can be found at Eight Duke’s Restaurants can be found in Hawaii and three on the mainland: La Jolla, Malibu, and Huntington Beach. Cusp Dining & Drinks – It’s located atop the Hotel La Jolla, Curio Collection by Hilton. There is complimentary valet parking and a $30 price fix menu on Thursday nights. Check it out at Pantai Inn – More about this special place can be found at or call (858) 224-7600 for reservations.

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U.S. 7th Fleet once units cross the international date line. Swift also presented Tyson with her second Distinguished Service Medal in recognition of her exceptional meritorious service to the United States Navy. Tyson acknowledged the barriers she’s broken and said that while she is proud to have been the first woman to command a carrier strike group and the first woman to command an operational numbered fleet, she is even more proud to be part of a Navy where those milestones are in the past. “As leaders, we know we do not succeed on our own,� Tyson said. “We are here because of the people who put their faith in us — the officers who pushed us beyond our comfort zones, the chiefs who molded us into naval officers, and perhaps most importantly, we are here because of all those incredible men and women we’ve been privileged to lead and mentor along the way — the sailors and officers who placed their trust in us to make the right decisions.� Alexander’s most recent assignment was as director of Maritime Operations at U.S. Fleet Forces Command.

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Tatum as Tequila is off his barrel a little bit as the out of control gun toting Statesman agent. Okay, so he’s hilarious too which is a bonus! Barry as Ginger is stuck behind a computer when she’d rather be out in the field. Bridges as Champs is just cool for the sake of being cool. I have to throw a thumbs up at Bruce Greenwood and his crazy depiction of the president. Since he has played the commander-in-chief before in the 2007 film “National Treasure: Book of Secrets� and the 2000 film “Thirteen Days� — both serious presidents — this is his chance to throw caution to the wind and be all out bonkers. He manages it quite well actually. “Kingsman: The Golden Circle� isn’t rocket science! This is a film that is meant to be fun and a no-brainer. There is absolutely nothing wrong with going to the movies with a tub of popcorn, a soda and not having to analyze every moment. Instead, this is grabbing the group to go out together for some serious laughs. There is action, comedy, unexpected surprises and laughs that just keep coming. The twist on spy films wrapped up in pretty awesome tailored suits works for me and I don’t mind saying it loud and proud. “Kingsman: The Golden Circle� is the reason popcorn, friends and theater going were invented. In the end — it’s a save the world kind of situation — again!

Rugged tablets bring portable firepower The Army, Navy and Marines are acquiring a new lightweight, ruggedized tablet designed as both a touchscreen and keyboard computer able to withstand dust, water and rigorous terrain. “Cloud infrastructure has been improving and workflow has been changing. This allows a service member to work in the field, gather what they need and go back to their station without having to transfer data. They can dock it at a desk and continue writing a report,� said Kevin Tsai, senior engineer with DT Research. Earlier this year, the U.S. Navy acquired the tablets through a five-year deal with Patriot Inc. The Navy is procuring the rugged tablets to deploy to personnel working at various shipyards for technical maintenance management, warehouse inventory control, field-testing and training, and other field data operations, a company statement said. “This enables an ability to have your work with you at all times. Soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines can work onthe-fly,� said Joe Lewin, director of federal sales, DT Research. The tablet-laptop, called the DT301C/S, is built with a magnesium alloy chassis for extra durability and reported to be able to withstand being dropped from at least four feet above the ground; the technology also seeks to combine higher-end i5 or i7 Intel processing power with a rugged device without a fan, DT Research developers said. “You do not have to deal with water ef-

Marine Corps Master Sgt. Bryan Norman marks targets for close air support during training in Yuma, Ariz., on Sept. 22. | Photo by Lance Cpl. Brennon A. Taylor

fects, dust or having the fan jam such that the device overheats,� Tsai said. “You can take a hose and hose it down.� The computer, which meets NSA, Army, Navy and Air Force standards, is optimized with 800 nits of anti-glare brightness for outdoor missions. The tablets have a built-in CAC reader

for multiple security level control. The tablets include lock down features to protect against malicious users, hardware security options also include instant blackout, as well as automatic Bluetooth, RFID and WiFi disable functions that can be pre-configured to turn off all radio capabilities under certain conditions.

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matter what color) who has given his life so that we might be free. Let me give you an example. Let’s say an employee of Bank of America feels that Wells Fargo is a better bank and treats its customers better than B of A does. So that employee wears a sign around his or her neck proclaiming that Wells Fargo is a better bank. Do you think that employee, after being fired, has a leg to stand on? The NFL football players are employees as well, and in order to keep their jobs, they must abide by the rules and regulations set down by the owners and the commissioner. No one denies the players there given right of freedom of speech, but that privilege should not take place on a football field in front of the nationally televised audience. After the game’s over, let them do and say what they want. But as great of a football star they might be, they are bound to lose some admirers. In closing, I am a devoted fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. My favorite players are Le Veon Bell, Antonio Brown, Ben Roethlisberger and Alejandro Villanueva, but if they kneel down, I’ll no longer watch the NFL!

Jeri Jacquin is the Movie Maven. For more on Richard Matz is the publisher of the Military Press. films and television, go to http://moviemaSend comments to 'PSBEWFSUJTJOHJOGPSNBUJPO DBMM  tBEWFSUJTJOH!NJMJUBSZQSFTTDPN

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Anniversary present

A guy bought his wife a beautiful diamond ring for their anniversary. A friend of his said, “I thought she wanted one of those sporty 4-wheel drive vehicles.� “She did,� he replied. “But where in the world was I gonna find a fake Jeep?�

Grandmother approved

Just for

Even with a thousand games, dolls and crafts to choose from, my customer at the toy store still couldn’t find a thing for her grandson. “Maybe a video or something educational?� I asked. “No, that’s not it,� she said. We wandered the aisles until something caught her eye — a laser gun with flashing lights and 15 different high-pitched sounds. “This is perfect,� she said, beaming. “My daughter-in-law will hate it.�

Laughs Penny for your thoughts

One night, a wife found her husband standing over their baby’s crib. Silently she watched him. As he stood looking down at the sleeping infant, she saw on his face a mixture of emotions: disbelief, doubt, delight, amazement, enchantment, even skepticism. Touched by this unusual display and the deep emotions it aroused, with eyes glistening she slipped her arm around her husband. “A penny for your thoughts,� she said. “It’s amazing!� he replied. “I just can’t see how anybody can make a crib like that for only $67.50.�


A guy is 86-years-old and loves to fish. He was sitting in his boat the other day when he heard a voice say, “Pick me up.� He looked around and couldn’t see any one. He thought he was dreaming when he heard the voice say again, “Pick me up.� He looked in the water and there, floating on the top was a frog. The man said, “Are you talking to me?� The frog said, “Yes, I’m talking to you. Pick me up. Then, kiss me and I’ll turn into the most beautiful woman you have ever seen. “I’ll make sure that all your friends are envious and jealous because you will have

me as your bride.� The man looked at the frog for a short time, reached over, picked it up carefully, and placed it in his front breast pocket. Then the frog said, “What, are you nuts? Didn’t you hear what I said? I said kiss me and I will be your beautiful bride.� He opened his pocket, looked at the frog and said, “Nah, at my age I’d rather have a talking frog.�

to hear them say about you?� The first guy says, “I would like to hear them say that I was a great doctor of my time, and a great family man.� The second guy says, “I would like to hear that I was a wonderful husband and school teacher which made a huge difference in our children of tomorrow.� The last guy replies, “I would like to hear them say, ‘Look! He’s moving!’�

Favorite thing

Family Bible

I asked my wife the other day what she liked best about me ... “Is it my firm, trim, athletic, body? Or, rather, is it my astounding intellect?� After a pause, she replied, “Your sense of humor, dear.�

A little boy opened the big and old family Bible with fascination, looking at the old pages as he turned them. Then something fell out, and he picked it up and looked at it closely. It was an old leaf from a tree that had been pressed in between the pages. “Momma, look what I found,� the boy called out. What should they say “What have you got there, dear?� his Three buddies die in a car crash, and mother asked. they go to heaven to an orientation. With astonishment in the his voice, he They are all asked, “When you are in your casket and friends and family are answered, “It’s Adam’s Suit!� mourning upon you, what would you like

Late night lecture

A man is stopped by the police around 2 a.m. and is asked where he is going at this time of night. The man replies, “I am on my way to a lecture about alcohol abuse and the effects it has on the human body, as well as smoking and staying out late.� The officer then asks, “Really? Who is giving that lecture at this time of night?� The man replies, “That would be my wife.�

Battle simulation

During a simulated attack, the troops have to defend themselves against an imaginary enemy, as the sergeant calls it. Bawling out orders, he notices that one recruit shows little response. “You there,� the sergeant shouts, “the imaginary enemy is advancing, and your are caught in the crossfire. Action!� The recruit takes ten steps to one side. “What are you doing, man?� Yells the sergeant, purple with fury. “I’m taking shelter behind an imaginary hill, sergeant,� answers the recruit calmly.

Now that’s talent

When Abe returned home from work, his wife Ruth said, “So how was your day?� He replied, “I met an artist and I’ve never met someone so talented. He said he painted a picture of a cobweb on his wall and it looked so real, the maid tried for over an hour to get it off.� Ruth said, “I don’t believe him.� “Why not?� said Abe. “Some artists are very good indeed.� “Maybe,� said Ruth, “But maids aren’t.�


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