They’ll also remember how comfortable sitting in this thing for a 6-hour flight was.
By Jay Kirell
I was part of an 18,000-troop surge into Afghanistan in the summer of 2010. By that time Operation Enduring Freedom, as it had been named, was in it’s 8th year. Today it is still ongoing in year 12, with tens of thousands of soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen having been rotated in and out of the country.
Not every service-member who set foot in Afghanistan saw combat. Not all have tales of heroism and valor. But they all shared at least some common experiences. Because at some point or another, anyone who debarked from a plane that touched down at either Bagram or Kandahar Airfields had to eat, sleep and do things other than fighting terrorism.
Here are 10 things none of them will ever forget:
A growing share of Americans live alone, despite the economic woes lingering after the recession, a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau shows.
People living alone made up more than 27% of American households last year — a marked increase over the 17% who did so in 1970.
Here’s a new twist to crooks breaking in, stealing all your good stuff and then hocking it on the streets or to a pawn shop: This Interlachen trio apparently decided to use technology and a social networking website to do their wheeling and dealing.
The trio is accused of breaking into a home near Palatka to take pics of the home’s contents and then posting those pics on a Facebook page, advertising the items as being available for sale, according to a news release from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.
They would then wait for a buyers to cherry-pick whatever they wanted and then would return to the home to swipe the item for the buyer.
Note – an earlier headline incorrectly labeled the restaurant as Buffalo Wild Wings, when in fact it was Wild Wing Café. Apologies to all for the error. /jk
Once again we are witnessing the true power of social media. You are hearing about this story because one man posted about his experience on Facebook at a Wild Wing Cafe in North Charleston, SC, where his friends and family suffered some “1960′s” style discrimination.
A group of 25 Black people waited two hours to get in a Wild Wing Cafe restaurant in North Charleston, South Carolina, only to be asked to leave almost immediately after entering the restaurant because a white customer felt “threatened” by their presence. One member of the group, MIchael Brown, took his complaint to Facebook when the corporate office of the restaurant did not call him back after placing several calls.
Mr. Brown says he was celebrating his cousin’s last day in Charleston last month at Wild Wing Cafe in North Charleston. He says after his party of 25 peacefully waited two hours for a table, the shift manager told them there was a “situation.”
A girl photographed at a concert in Ireland performing a sex act on a man has made a separate complaint of sexual assault and may have had her drink spiked, it has been claimed.
According to the Irish Times, the 17-year-old has been examined at a sexual assault unit and blood tests have been carried out to see if her drink was tampered with.
It follows images showing the teenager performing oral sex at Slane Castle on Saturday which were shared by hundreds of people online.
Rapper The Game has unveiled his latest tattoo, a likeness of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin’s face on his lower leg.
The hip hop star, famed for his well inked torso, had the tattoo carried out by Roman Abrego at Artistic Element in Los Angeles on Friday, it took seven hours.
Twitter user Alexandria Stack posted a shocking video to Vine recently. It appears to show a pickup truck flying over a median on the highway and falling into the abyss below.
look for yourself…
An unemployed Palestinian developer named Khalil Shreateh tried several times to report a bug to Facebook’s security team. When no one got back to him, he took the (dubiously) logical next step: exploited the bug to leave a public comment on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s wall.
“First sorry for breaking your privacy and post to your wall,” an apparent screenshot of the hack reads. “I has [sic] no other choice to make after all the reports I sent to Facebook team.”
Police in Ireland have launched an investigation after photographs appearing to show a teenage girl performing a sex act on a man in public at an Eminem concert went viral.
Images of the schoolgirl performing the intimate act in broad daylight in front of revellers at Slane Castle on Saturday have been shared by hundreds of social media users.