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2045, 23 Nov 15

State Department Issues Worldwide Warning

So… what, exactly, am I supposed to do with this information?

“These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, using conventional and non-conventional weapons and targeting both official and private interests,” the department said in issuing a travel alert that expires on February 24, 2016.

The alert does not instruct Americans to avoid travel, but it does urge U.S. citizens to “exercise vigilance when in public places or using transportation.”

“Be aware of immediate surroundings and avoid large crowds or crowded places. Exercise particular caution during the holiday season and at holiday festivals or events,” the State Department said in the alert.

The department said that terrorist attacks remain likely as ISIS members return from Iraq and Syria.

It warned that “there is a continuing threat from unaffiliated persons planning attacks inspired by major terrorist organizations but conducted on an individual basis,” pointing specifically to large sporting events, theaters, open markets and airlines.


2045, 23 November 2015


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    This is all over the “JV Team”?

  2. Pat


    Speaking of “JV”, why have you not enlisted to serve in the military to fight Islamic evil?

  3. Kevin Scheunemann

    My wife would not approve leaving her with 4 younger kids to raise.

    I respect her wishes on this matter because I contemplated signing up after 9/11.

  4. oldbaldy

    Ah, the old “the wife won’t let me’ rationale.

  5. Pat

    There are a lot of hero’s that left wives, husbands, and children to fight Islamic evil. Sounds more like your a practicing member of the chicken hawk religion.

  6. Kevin Scheunemann

    Baldy, Pat,

    I respect and love my wife as Christ loved the church in the New Testament instruction. We would not have had 4 kids at the time we did if this was my path. I would disrespect her for changing the path in the way you suggest.

    If there was a draft, I would willingly serve with no problem. She would understand if decision is out of my hands. However, as long as it is in my hands, my first duty is to the commitments I’ve made to my wife and children.

    I discussed this thread with my brother in law yesterday, who is a veteran, and he thinks I’m out of age range they would want at 43 in the current volunteer service model.

  7. Pat

    Spoken like a true participating member of the chicken hawk religion. Yes you are now conveniently at an age where you are too old for active military service. But you weren’t always too old. You could still participate in the Army Civilian Service to support the defense of our nation. There isn’t an age restriction for that and, you could keep your family with you.

  8. Kevin Scheunemann


    Well, the nation will be getting 4 kids well trained in their relationship with Jesus. So that helps the nation as well.

    So I’m doing my part at home to stem tide of radical Islam.

  9. Pat

    Members if the Chicken hawk religion rationalize their behavior and always expect others to do the heavy lifting.

  10. old baldy


    First your wife won’t let you, now you are too old. But if there was a draft (like there was in my youth) you would go because it is out of your hands. So you really don’t want to serve, but will if forced. Chicken Hawk first class.

    Yup, selling watered down hi fructose drinks and dilly bars keep us all safe. Keep up the good work.

  11. Kevin Scheunemann

    Pat and Baldy,

    Don’t worry. I’m doing my part constantly dealing with liberal religious orders in the home front when it comes to massive Federal and State regulation.

    I put up with it, so the liberal religion can keep extracting its tax and regulatory tribute, with its military efficiency, from me constantly.

    So instead of a thank you for that service as an employer, I get a “Ya Mule!” with a good whack.

  12. Pat

    Kevin once again proves that rationalization is the second greatest human drive.

  13. old baldy


    Your mom is letting you eat too many twinkies and drink way too much Mountain Dew. And it is past your bed time.


    Now you are resorting to making up a faux religion as a means to justify your cowardice. Chicken Hawk Fist Class. And why shoud anyone other than your family and employees thank you for selling junk food? Or is that a religious thing as well?

  14. Kevin Scheunemann


    Those were pretty good insults, got to give you credit on those.

    So my diverse opinion that I should leave military service to those better qualified is verboten?

    Duly noted.

  15. Pat

    For Chicken Hawk religious practicioners diverse rationalization is never verboten. In fact, it’s always expected.

  16. old baldy


    I thought you are eminently qualified, you always have suggestions about how Obama is doing thing wrong. We can count on those comments from you.

    You are certainly entitled to your opinion. But don’t confuse opinion for excuses. And excuses are all you have put forth on this subject. First Class Chicken Hawk.

  17. old baldy


    Great use of the English language. But you really need to expand your vocabulary. And it is really nice to know that the homeless shelter provided you with a great meal. Community action at its finest.

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