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    10/22/2019 11:24:36 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 7 replies
    Self ^ | 10/22/2019 | Dick Bachert
    BOEING GE & CHINA I'm NOT invested in BA (we have significant position in GE so the BA "mess" concerns us) but allow me to share a conspiracy theory with the gang. I have no way of knowing this, but I HAVE learned that CHINESE CHIPS are in damn near every electronics system aboard US military aircraft, ships...the stuff that MOVES and electronically controlled. The YouTube interview with General Spalding re the US China Trade War concerning China's CLEAR efforts to "DOMINATE AMERICA" informs us that the CPC (Chinese Communist Party) is in TOTAL CONTROL OF THAT NATION. I have...
  • The Army Is Looking for a Few Good Art Experts[New Reserve Group]

    10/21/2019 8:39:28 PM PDT · by Theoria · 19 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 21 Oct 2019 | Ralph Blumenthal and Tom Mashberg
    A new reserve group, inspired by the Monuments Men of the World War II era, will aim to protect antiquities and important cultural sites in war zones. It’s no secret that the war-ravaged nations where American soldiers have been enmeshed in conflict for nearly two decades are home to many of civilization’s oldest and most prized antiquities and cultural treasures. But in the heat of battle in Afghanistan or Iraq, how are troops to know whether they are taking their positions behind mounds of insignificant rubble or inside the precious remains of a 3,000-year-old temple complex? The Pentagon’s answer, announced...
  • Military artificial intelligence can be easily and dangerously fooled

    10/21/2019 12:29:21 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 18 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | 10/21/19 | Will Knight
    Last March, Chinese researchers announced an ingenious and potentially devastating attack against one of America’s most prized technological assets—a Tesla electric car. The team, from the security lab of the Chinese tech giant Tencent, demonstrated several ways to fool the AI algorithms on Tesla’s car. By subtly altering the data fed to the car’s sensors, the researchers were able to bamboozle and bewilder the artificial intelligence that runs the vehicle. In one case, a TV screen contained a hidden pattern that tricked the windshield wipers into activating. In another, lane markings on the road were ever-so-slightly modified to confuse the...
  • A West Point cadet is missing along with an M4 rifle, military academy says

    10/21/2019 7:07:06 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | October 21, 2019 | Christina Maxouris and Laura Ly
    He may be a danger to himself, the military academy said in a statement. The academy will be operating normally with "an increased force protection status," the statement said, including more police presence at sporting events and across the academy. The cadet, a member of the class of 2021, was last seen on Friday around 5:30 p.m. on West Point grounds. When he didn't show up for a military skills competition, his teammates began looking for him immediately, the academy said. After an initial search was unsuccessful, military police began their search around 1 a.m. Saturday. Officials notified the New...
  • 3 U.S. Soldiers Killed, 3 Injured in Accident Involving Armored Vehicle at Fort Stewart in Georgia

    10/20/2019 9:33:13 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    ktla ^ | 10/20/2019
    Officials with the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield’s 3rd Infantry Division said in a news release that the accident occurred early Sunday morning. The release had few additional details, and a spokesman said the Army was not saying anything more. The soldiers were with the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team and were in a Bradley fighting vehicle. They were not immediately identified.
  • Mexican President Fires Military Generals (Satire)

    10/19/2019 2:32:48 PM PDT · by RetiredTexasVet · 5 replies
    10/19/19 | RetiredTexasVet
    Mexican President Obrador today fired all his military generals and replaced them with cartel bosses. President Obrador was outraged when the military was given a simple task to arrest one drug dealer and pimp but instead got their asses handed to them by the cartels. President Obrador questioned what would have happened if Belize or Laredo had declared war on Mexico and we had to depend on these generals to rally a defense of the country. Yes, Mexico would have been embarrassingly humiliated. For a solution, President Obrado reasoned that if we can't beat them then have them join us,...
  • Northrop Grumman Shipping Secret Cargo Through Redondo Beach Marina

    10/19/2019 9:23:38 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    ktla ^ | October 18, 2019 | Mary Beth McDade,
    Defense contractor Northrop Grumman has begun moving secret cargo through a Southern California marina this weekend. The large object will be taken from a Northrop Grumman facility in Redondo Beach to a barge for shipment to San Diego. Northrop Grumman officials cited national security concerns in declining to provide information about the object. The company agreed on Oct. 15 to pay the city $25,000 for a licensing agreement to use the marina and for any costs the city incurs.
  • US Army Vietnam veteran nurse, 84, challenges TSA agent to 10 push-ups before Honor Flight

    10/18/2019 12:45:30 PM PDT · by DFG · 8 replies
    Fox 10 Phoenix ^ | 10/17/2019 | Amy Lieu
    An 84-year-old U.S. Army veteran nurse challenged a TSA agent to do 10 push-ups on Tuesday before her Honor Flight from Phoenix to Washington, D.C. Lt. Col. Maggie DeSanti is challenging TSA agents to keep up with her exercise regimen. When she was an Army nurse during the Vietnam War, DeSanti rappelled from helicopters to treat wounded soldiers.
  • Scientists 'discover two more' of the seven warships lost in the Battle of Midway (TR)

    10/18/2019 11:10:41 AM PDT · by DFG · 67 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10/18/2019 | Milly Vincent
    Deep-sea explorers scouring the world's oceans for sunken World War II ships are investigating what they believe could be the third ship of seven lost to the Pacific during the Battle of Midway. Hundreds of miles off Midway Atoll, nearly halfway between the United States and Japan, a research vessel is launching underwater robots miles into the abyss to look for warships from the famed Battle of Midway. Weeks of grid searches around the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands have already led the crew of the Petrel to one sunken warship, the Japanese ship the Kaga. This week, the crew is deploying...
  • Alarming VA report reveals 60,000 veterans committed suicide over recent decade

    10/18/2019 6:48:08 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 17 replies
    Task & Purpose ^ | Sep 2019 | Richard Sisk
    The Department of Veterans Affairs released an alarming report Friday showing that at least 60,000 veterans died by suicide between 2008 and 2017, with little sign that the crisis is abating despite suicide prevention being the VA's top priority. Although the total population of veterans declined by 18% during that span of years, more than 6,000 veterans died by suicide annually, according to the VA's 2019 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report. "VA is working to prevent suicide among all veterans, whether they are enrolled in VA health care or not," Wilkie said. "That's why the department has adopted a...
  • Lost in Combat? [3000 years ago]

    10/18/2019 6:35:30 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    University of Göttingen ^ | 15.10.2019 | Tobias Uhlig, et al
    Researchers discover belongings of a warrior on unique Bronze Age battlefield site Recent archaeological investigations in the Tollense Valley led by the University of Göttingen, the State Agency for Cultural Heritage in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the University of Greifswald have unearthed a collection of 31 unusual objects. Researchers believe this is the personal equipment of a Bronze Age warrior who died on the battlefield 3,300 years ago. This unique find was discovered by a diving team headed by Dr Joachim Krüger, from the University of Greifswald, and seems to have been protected in the river from the looting, which inevitably followed...
  • Common Joint Pain Treatment Dubbed ‘Unsafe’ By Experts [Cortisone ]

    10/17/2019 7:51:22 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies ^ | Oct 16, 2019 04:11 AM | By Johnny Vatican
    It's been a full 90 years since Dr. Philip S. Hench and his colleagues from the Mayo Clinic discovered cortisone can be effective in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Cortisone was first prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis in 1949, or 70 years ago, after it was first produced commercially by Merck & Co. in 1948. In the seven decades since, hundreds of millions of people around the world have had cortisone shots for short-term pain relief and to reduce the swelling from both rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Worldwide, corticosteroid injections into the hips and knees remain a common treatment for patients...
  • General Flynn being railroaded

    10/17/2019 7:41:34 AM PDT · by MF27 · 17 replies
    The American Report ^ | October 16, 2019 | Mary Fanning and Alan Jones
    SAFEGUARDING THE REPUBLIC AND THE RULE OF LAW BY EXPOSING THE CORRUPT PROSECUTION OF GENERAL FLYNN - The American Report | By Mary Fanning and Alan Jones U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan was extremely troubled when he spoke to the legal community about the need to safeguard the integrity of our criminal justice system … and talked about the government’s “obligation to pursue convictions fairly and in accordance with the Constitution … when the government does not meet its obligation to turn over evidence, the system falters.” In the ongoing case United States v. Michael T. Flynn, the...
  • Why Have President Trump's Regulatory Agencies Stockpiled So Much Firepower?

    10/16/2019 1:23:40 PM PDT · by Broker · 45 replies
    Forbes ^ | Feb. 22, 2019 | Adam Andrzejewski
    Why does the IRS need five million rounds of ammunition? Why did Health and Human Services purchase four million rounds over the last eight years and stockpile five submachine guns? And what about the 800,000 rounds purchased by the Social Security Administration? These questions we’ve raised before have newfound urgency in light of recent events. In December, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report to congress quantifying purchases of $1.5 billion in firearms, ammunition, and tactical equipment by federal agencies outside of the Pentagon (FY2010-FY2017). These findings were consistent with our oversight published at The Wall Street Journal in...
  • Terrorists have same rights as American Troops

    10/15/2019 3:43:45 PM PDT · by Sparky1776 · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 7, 2009 | EuropeanVoice09
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) today suggested that terrorists in custody should be afforded the same "due process" under the Uniform Code of Military Justice as American troops in a military court.
  • RUSSIA the peacekeepers: Putin's troops 'will not allow' Syria and Turkey to enter direct [tr]

    10/15/2019 8:22:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 49 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 15, 2019 | Chris Pleasance
    Russia has stationed troops between the Syrian army and Turkish forces in an attempt to prevent fresh clashes in northern Syria. Moscow said its soldiers are now patrolling land outside the flashpoint city of Manbij, which was taken over by Syrian government forces on Tuesday, to prevent an anticipated Turkish attack. Russia, which backs the Syrian government, said 'no one is interested' in fighting between Syrian government troops and Turkish forces and that Moscow 'is not going to allow it.'
  • Hero pilot: ‘We couldn’t see, we couldn’t breathe’ (SW Flight 1380)

    10/14/2019 12:41:07 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 52 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | October 14, 2019 | Kyle Arnold / The Dallas Morning News
    The initial shock was so violent from the blown engine on Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 that pilot Tammie Jo Shults thought there had been a midair collision. “We couldn’t see, we couldn’t breathe, and a piercing pain stabbed our ears, all while the aircraft snapped into a rapid roll and skidded hard to the left as the nose of the aircraft pitched over, initiating a dive toward the ground,” Shults wrote in her book “Nerves of Steel,” which was released Oct. 8. On Flight 1380 on April 17, 2018, from New York’s LaGuardia Airport to Dallas Love Field, a fan...
  • WOW! ABC News Uses 2016 Gun Range Video and Lies to Pass It Off as Turkey Bombing the Kurds in Syria

    10/14/2019 8:18:29 AM PDT · by Jayster · 53 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Oct 14,2019 | Jim Hoft
    The fake news mainstream media is working overtime to push their propaganda to smear President Trump. The latest lies coming from the media is the footage of Turkish fighters in northern Syria. ABC News played video this weekend of Turkey bombing the Kurds in Syria. But the video is not from Syria. The video is from a Knob Creek Machine Gun shoot in America back in April 2016 and loaded in 2017 to YouTube. You can see the onlookers watching the entire display.
  • What happened when the VC attacked a Special Forces base

    10/13/2019 4:03:55 PM PDT · by Twotone · 5 replies
    We Are The Mighty ^ | October 10, 2019 | Logan Nye
    It was a small airbase on the border with Cambodia. It bordered a town of 6,000 that survived on the proceeds of local rubber plantations. The airbase was guarded by a few hundred South Vietnamese regulars supported by 11 U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Beret) soldiers. But it would host a 10-day battle that would see hundreds of North Vietnamese forces killed while that tiny force held its ground. The small town and airbase were important for two reasons. First, the airbase was a logistical hub for military and espionage operations conducted by the U.S.; something communist forces were keen...
  • Loganville Fallen hero MSG Mark Allen to be laid to rest this week

    10/13/2019 8:05:19 AM PDT · by Mmogamer · 15 replies
    Breaking news ^ | 10/15/19 | Unknown