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    In Defense of Alcohol

      By Kelly Crigger Everyone tells you not to drink when you’re emotional or hurting. And they’re probably right. But there are times when it helps and those people who say...

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    FBI Director James Comey Pulled a Serious Judo Move on Hillary Clinton

      By Kelly Crigger Hillary Clinton probably realizes by now that FBI Director James Comey pulled a fast one on her. His decision not to indict Clinton for a long list...

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    Another Man’s Misery…

      By Kelly Crigger   When I walked into the Camp Rudder barracks, I only had two things on my mind…my last MRE and a bunk. Out of nowhere a toothy...

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    Poor Paul

      By Kelly Crigger   Paul just wanted to get laid. But he made the mistake of sharing his Uber with a drunk, opinionated old bastard and I can say with...

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    Youngblood

      By Kelly Crigger Book Review – Youngblood by Matt Gallagher   Matt Gallagher first caught my attention with a line from his first book, Kaboom, Embracing the Suck in a...

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    Kilo Two Bravo

      By Kelly Crigger SPOLIER ALERT!!! PLOT POINTS OF THE MOVIE WILL BE REVEALED. YOU’VE BEEN WARNED!!   Kilo Two Bravo captures the brotherhood of war better than any combat movie...

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    Ranger Up Talks Suicide: Suicide is Selfish

      By Kelly Crigger “Long is the way…and hard, that out of hell leads up to light.” –Milton If you’ve been keeping count, The Rhino Den has posted 17 articles on...

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    The 9 Times Nick Palmisciano Nearly Flew into a Murderous Rage…and the one time he actually did.

      By Kelly Crigger Nick Palmisciano is the fearless leader of Ranger Up who once referred to his view on life as, “the stage isn’t big enough.” We have faithfully followed...

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    Behind Closed Doors: Who’s the Greatest Leader

    Every once in a while I like to give you a glimpse into the bowels of The Rhino Den. These are conversations that happen behind closed doors, out of view from...

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    Rocket Man

      By Kelly Crigger This article is written equally for both the admirers of extraordinary veterans and the aspiring writer who wants to learn from the best. Homer H. Hickam, a...

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    The Top 11 Most Haunting Songs About Combat

      By Kelly Crigger Everyone has a song or two that sticks with them but for veterans there are a few that have special meaning because they make us sweat and...

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    A Military and Hollywood Urban Legend Debunked

      By Kelly Crigger Urban legends have staying power no matter how ridiculous they are (how many of you have eaten Pop Rocks with Coke to see if you would explode?),...

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    Invest Now! Three Technologies that We Think Are the Future

      By Kelly Crigger Microdrones are everywhere and it’s only a matter of time before drones become like smart phones. Everyone will have one because the need to know what’s going...

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    15 Things Hollywood Will Get Wrong About Iraq and Afghanistan

      By Kelly Crigger Someday Hollywood will start churning out movies about Iraq and Afghanistan like they did about Vietnam. If Vietnam is a model then it will probably be 10...

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    Rooting For Evil

      By Kelly Crigger “I can’t watch this anymore,” I say to my wife. “Why?” “These are bad dudes. They rape, kill, and foment biker stereotypes. Why should I want them...

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    Welcome to “Generica”

      By Kelly Crigger The Redskin is not dead, but the US Patent and Trademark Office’s decision to revoke it’s copyright is like the colonists getting off the boat and meeting...

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