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  • Foot Surgery CANCELLED b/c I smoke 1 to 3 Cigs a Day. Damn!

    10/31/2014 3:14:25 PM PDT · by lee martell · 139 replies
    Oct. 31, 2014 | lee martell
    I was supposed to have surgery on one of my ankles to reduce chronic pain. Eventually, I will need flatfoot corrective surgery on the right foot too. I've been ready for quite some time, and miss being able to walk without limping like an old man. The procedure would be a Sub-Talar Fusion. I have Veterans' Health Insurance only. I was less than 3 days away from the surgery date when I got a call from one of the Resident Surgeons. Apparently, he had been told that I use e-cigs and sometime actual cigarettes. My actual cig use is very...
  • Former cadet, rape tolerated at air force academy

    10/31/2014 5:45:26 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 33 replies
    www.ajc.com ^ | 10/30/2014 | ukn
    Force Academy because it had a culture that tolerated rape. Alexis Jones-Hardy told Channel 2 Action News that she quit the academy in 2012 after an attack on her and on other students. She said women who reported the attacks were treated harshly by classmates. “I kept saying, ‘Stop, stop, I’m not having sex with you,’” Jones-Hardy told the news station. “I must have said no at least 30 times.”
  • 2014 Veterans Day Free Meals

    10/30/2014 2:10:35 PM PDT · by PeteePie · 12 replies
    Military Benefits. info ^ | 2014 | Military Benefits
    2014 Veterans Day Free Meals, Discounts, Sales and Deals Read more: http://militarybenefits.info/veterans-day-discounts-sales-deals-free-meals/#ixzz3HfEEMUVw
  • 19 pictures of soldiers playing harder than the rest of us (pics @ link)

    10/30/2014 10:06:42 AM PDT · by dware · 7 replies
    Fill The Well ^ | 10.28.2014 | Fill The Well
    We all have an idea of what soldiers do for their day job, but what about the rest of the time? You don’t usually read or see much about how our men and women overseas spend their free time. It turns out that they get up to the same mischief as the rest of us, except their toys are way cooler. Here are some of their shenanigans with assault rifles, broomsticks, and baby tees, and a small look at some of the good times soldiers have while fighting for their country.
  • Tall Tale [That's True] Rare warbirds to depart Edwards Ranch

    10/29/2014 2:18:36 PM PDT · by SZonian · 21 replies
    Hang around aircraft restorers and you’ll inevitably hear tales of priceless historical relics hidden in barns, buried in shrink wrap, or otherwise stuck in time awaiting discovery. These stories are almost always wild exaggerations or outright fiction. But if you’ve ever heard of the cache of iconic warbirds at Wilson Connell “Connie” Edwards’ west Texas ranch, it’s absolutely real. The irascible former movie pilot who made a fortune in the oil business has added to his vast inventory of mostly World War II-era fighters, seaplanes, and surplus parts for more than a half century. Now, he’s decided to sell many...
  • The MG42 Machine Gun Was Hitler’s Buzz Saw

    10/28/2014 1:28:52 PM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    War is Boring ^ | October 28, 2014 | Paul Richard Huard
    During World War II, American G.I.s called the German MG42 machine gun “Hitler’s buzz saw” because of the way it cut down troops in swaths. The Soviet Red Army called it “the linoleum ripper” because of the unique tearing sound it made—a result of its extremely high rate of fire. The Germans called the MG42 Hitlersäge or “Hitler’s bone saw”—and built infantry tactics around squads of men armed with the weapon. Many military historians argue that the Maschinengewehr 42 was the best general-purpose machine gun ever. It fired up to 1,800 rounds per minute in some versions. That’s nearly twice...
  • How Tom the Cat Brings Comfort to Dying Patients With His Calming Presence

    10/28/2014 1:44:22 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 17 replies
    Good Morning America via Yahoo! News ^ | 10/27/14 | KATHERINE EMOFF
    In the final moments of his life, Edwin Gehlert was surrounded by his family and loved ones. But as he took his last breaths, a somewhat unfamiliar face was curled up right next to Gehlert on his hospital bed. That face belonged to Tom, the tabby cat. "We had seen Tom in and out of daddy's room on a few of our visits," Gehlert's daughter Pam Thompson said. “But on that day it’s like he knew something was different.” Tom sat with Gehlert and comforted him and his family, placing his paw in Gehlert's hand immediately after his passing. “I...
  • The Most Powerful Militaries In The Middle East [RANKED]

    10/27/2014 1:29:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/27/2014 | ARMIN ROSEN, JEREMY BENDER AND AMANDA MACIAS
    The balance of power in the Middle East is in disarray: A three-year civil war has torn apart Syria and opened up a vacuum for the rise of the Islamic State group; Sunni powers led by Saudi Arabia continue to face off against Shi'ite powers led by Iran; other countries are reeling from uprisings in the Arab Spring; and foreign powers are all taking sides. Faced with this tense paradigm, every country in the region is building up its own military. Indeed, four of the five fastest-growing defense markets in 2013 were in the Middle East, led by Oman —...
  • America’s 60 Year-Old Nuclear Bomber Might Finally Get a New Engine

    10/27/2014 6:48:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 27, 2014 | Bill Sweetman
    The U.S. Air Force is taking a serious look at overhauling the nearly 60 year-old B-52 bomber—including a new engine for the ancient plane. The question is not whether it makes sense, but why it hasn’t been done before. The answers include poor planning, budgetary procedures that defied economic logic, and at least one bone-headed accounting error. The B-52 first entered service in the mid-1950s. Putting new engines on the “Buff,” or Big Ugly Fat (cough) Fella, became a possibility after 1978, when the commercial airplane business launched two modern engines, the Rolls-Royce RB.211-535 and the PW2000. Unlike the first...
  • Fire When Ready: Flamethrowers were horrific … and effective

    10/27/2014 6:00:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    War is Boring ^ | October 25, 2014 | Paul Richard Huard
    Between July and November of 1917, one of the greatest disasters of the Great War unfolded near the Belgian town of Ypres, where the British and their allies fought the Germans for control of some ridges running through Flanders. Better known as the Battle of Passchendaele, hundreds of thousands of men occupied trenches, dugouts and underground tunnels on the front lines. Among the British forces there were many seasoned infantrymen who could claim to have seen all the technological terrors so far gathered together on World War I battlefields—machine gun fire, poison gas, strafing and bombing by aircraft. But for...
  • To Beat Russian Tanks, the Baltic States Study the Georgia War

    10/27/2014 5:58:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    War is Boring ^ | October 24, 2014 | Robert Beckhusen
    It was more than six years ago when a tank force from the Georgian army’s 42nd Mechanized Infantry Battalion fought its way overnight through Tskhinvali, South Ossetia. The tanks were in trouble. They were moving too fast, outrunning their infantry support and taking losses to South Ossetian irregulars scattered throughout the city. Only hours into a war which would last five days, they had to keep moving before Russian reinforcements could arrive to bolster the pro-Russian, breakway Georgian province.
  • Suggestions needed for Germany Sightseeing

    10/26/2014 6:42:22 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 41 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 10/26/2014 | Oshkalaboomboom
    I am staying in Aschaffenburg, Germany on business with a car and a 3-day weekend coming up. I am looking for suggestions on interesting things to do within a 60-90 minute driving range in any direction. Last time we had enough time off we planned on Heidelberg one day then Strausborg, France the next. Both were 2.5-3 hour drives. We were so burnt out after Heidelberg that we never made the trip to France the next day. So this time I'm trying to keep it a bit closer. I know Aschaffenburg had a large military presence for many years so...
  • Question about submarines

    10/26/2014 4:45:21 AM PDT · by LS · 109 replies
    Self | 10/26/2014 | LS
    I noticed that the US Navy commissioned the USS North Dakota, but that it was "SSN" and not an SSBN, meaning it doesn't carry ballistic missiles. When did they start applying STATE names to. SSNs, which used to have city names, since only ballistic missile subs carried state names?
  • Any Freeper IT independent consultants?

    10/25/2014 4:58:03 PM PDT · by taxcontrol · 30 replies
    None ^ | 25 Oct 2014 | Self
    So my company had a downsize / RIF / layoff and my group got hit. Sad news but hey, it happens. Now I am looking at being an independent IT consultant. Since I have always been an employee, I was wondering if there were any words of wisdom from the Freeper community.
  • War Veteran Fights Back

    A 67 year old Vietnam Vet gets harrassed by a punk on the bus younger generation should really learn to respect the elders.. or else its the learning process..
  • Blue Angel pilot gives Golden Gate Bridge flyover during rush hour

    10/24/2014 1:12:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 24, 2014 | Douglas Ernst
    One of the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angel pilots recently flew right over the Golden Gate Bridge during rush hour, and the moment was perfectly caught on camera by a fan. Tiburon, California, resident Rich Shelton captured Lt. Cmdr. David Tickle fly his F/A-18 right above San Francisco traffic Oct. 9 during Fleet Week. “They don’t always make many passes between the towers, so I was very lucky to catch this shot with my relatively slow camera!” Mr. Shelton told Navy Times. Navy Times reached out to Blue Angels for comment and was assured that all necessary safety precautions were taken...
  • Cpl. Nathan Cirillo's body to travel Highway of Heroes

    10/24/2014 10:21:51 AM PDT · by Snowyman · 14 replies
    OTTAWA — Police motorcycles will escort the body of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo down the the Highway of Heroes on Friday afternoon. The motorcade will travel to his hometown of Hamilton, Ont., about an hour southwest of Toronto. Route: -Depart McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home and Chapel at Hunt Club Rd and Albion St S in Ottawa -Down Hunt Club Rd west to south on Hwy 416 to W on Hwy 401 -Exit Brock Rd to Hwy 407 -Follow Hwy 407 to Highway 403 to the Main St. exit. From Main St. E. continue to King St E to the Markey-Dermody Funeral Home,1774...
  • ‘My heart just broke': Achingly beautiful cartoon honors slain Canadian soldier

    10/24/2014 9:05:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 23, 2014 | Staff
    Yesterday, reservist Nathan Cirillo was murdered while guarding Canada’s National War Memorial. Today, Halifax Chronicle-Herald cartoonist Bruce MacKinnon paid tribute to Cirillo — in an absolutely gorgeous way:
  • My Report of Live Police Conference of Ottawa Shooting

    10/23/2014 1:55:23 PM PDT · by lulu16 · 7 replies
    CNN | 10/23/14 | self
    They show footage taken from security cameras of the shooter getting out of his beige car near the war memorial. Pedestrians are seen approaching the car and then running away. Then you see the shooter with his long gun running out of the car. The next shot is of building on Parliament Hill. (Sorry, I am not Canadian and do not know these places. But yesterday I wrote on FR, a Canadian reporter said these were office buildings, one of which was for the PM.) The shooter is running towards a row of cars park alongside the street. He choses...
  • The M-4 Sherman Tank Was Hell on Wheels — And a Death Trap

    10/23/2014 8:09:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 91 replies
    War is Boring ^ | October 23, 2014 | Paul Richard Huard
    The M-4 Sherman was the workhorse medium tank of the U.S. Army and Marine Corps during World War II. It fought in every theater of operation—North Africa, the Pacific and Europe. The Sherman was renown for its mechanical reliability, owing to its standardized parts and quality construction on the assembly line. It was roomy, easily repaired, easy to drive. It should have been the ideal tank. But the Sherman was also a death trap.
  • Battle Rifle Company

    10/22/2014 4:27:08 PM PDT · by 7thson · 11 replies
    Do any Freepers know anything about the Battle Rifle Company? I saw one of their rifles in the latest issue of America's 1st Freedom.
  • Can the Navy's $12 Billion Stealth Destroyer Stay Afloat?

    10/22/2014 6:38:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | October 22, 2014 | Dave Majumdar
    The U.S. Navy is slowly preparing the first of its massive, 15,500-ton Zumwalt-class stealth destroyers for sea next year. But questions remain about many of the technologies onboard the new ships. First and foremost: can the thing even stay afloat? The vessel—which is the largest American surface warship since the 1950s--brings a new untried “tumblehome” hull design, new power systems and gun technology that have not been used on a modern warship before. The ship is highly automated with a crew of just 142 -- compared to older ships that have a complement of about 300. But despite its massive...
  • Incredible photo of an F-18 zooming through the Golden Gate bridge

    10/22/2014 5:27:47 AM PDT · by do the dhue · 81 replies
    sploid ^ | 10/13/14 | Rick Shelton
    Rich Shelton loves airplanes and San Francisco, which shows in all his beautiful photos. He was able to take this incredible image of a Blue Angels' F/A-18 zooming through the Golden Gate bridge at Fleet Week in San Francisco.
  • LAPD Veteran Charged With Faking Military Leave

    10/21/2014 7:41:03 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    Bulicz is a member of the California National Guard. Prosecutors say she submitted fake documents that allowed her to take more than $5,400 worth of paid time off from the Police Department.
  • Military preps team for Ebola response in US

    10/19/2014 12:39:53 PM PDT · by driftdiver · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct 19, 2014 | Ben Brumfield and Eliott C. McLaughlin
    (CNN) -- The U.S. military is forming a 30-person "quick strike team" equipped to provide direct treatment to Ebola patients inside the United States, a Defense Department official told CNN's Barbara Starr on Sunday. A Pentagon spokesman later confirmed portions of the official's information. The team will be under orders to deploy within 72 hours at any time over the next month, the official said. The Department of Health and Human Services requested the military team, and the Pentagon has given verbal approval, the official said. The team will include five doctors, 20 nurses and five trainers, Pentagon press secretary...
  • DARPA unveils Ground X-Vehicle Technologies display concept

    10/18/2014 1:45:03 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    gizmag ^ | October 8, 2014 | Chris Wood
    DARPA’s Ground X-Vehicle Technologies (GXV-T) program, announced earlier this year, aims to move away from the traditional battle tank paradigm – creating a new class of faster, more agile vehicles that are better at negotiating terrain and detecting targets. Today, the agency has provided the first details on what this new breed of ground-based armoured vehicles might look like. While a lot of military research continues to focus on adding greater resilience to existing vehicles, DARPA’s new initiative is tackling the problem in a different way. The goal of the GXV-T program is to create a new type of all-terrain...
  • USS George H.W. Bush [Kurdish News Aboard - Video Report]

    10/18/2014 6:30:01 AM PDT · by GonzoII
    Rudaw ^ | yesterday at 02:54 | HEVIDAR AHMED
    American fighter jets take off from abroad this aircraft carrier everyday to bomb the positions of the Islamic State (IS) in the Kurdistan Region and Rojava. Video at source...
  • The SIG P320 Army Modular Handgun System edition - Friday Gun Porn)

    10/17/2014 9:26:09 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 24 replies
    Guns.com ^ | October 14, 2014 | Max Slowik
    This is the SIG P320 MHS, a key competitor in the hunt for the Army’s next sidearm. With the Army’s many Beretta pistols showing their age, the military is considering a completely new sidearm that meets today’s standards and compensates for some of the issues they’ve run into with the M9 series, including the open slide, slide-mounted safety and oversized grip. The SIG P320 MHS solves all the problems and delivers a modern pistol to replace it. Key differences between this edition and current commercial versions of the P320 Compact include a new color scheme, an ambidextrous manual thumb safety,...
  • The German Army Is Getting a New Machine Gun

    10/17/2014 7:08:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 106 replies
    War is Boring ^ | October 17, 2014 | Joseph Trevithick
    Last year, the German armed forces announced they would purchase Heckler and Koch’s MG-5 machine gun to finally replace a World War II-era weapon. The new machine gun should put the Bundeswehr’s existing weapons to shame—and make up for past failures. “Its main feature is that it is much more accurate than its predecessor,” German army colonel Christian Brandes told U.S. Army reporters at Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona during testing of the new gun on Oct. 14. The predecessor Brandes was referring to is the MG-3. That aging weapon is essentially just an upgrade of a machine gun Adolf...
  • Knockoff Guns, War Buses and Other Embarrassing Iranian Weapons

    10/17/2014 7:02:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    War is Boring ^ | October 17, 2014 | Jassem Al Salami
    The last week of September marks the anniversary of the Iran-Iraq war that began in 1980. Formal ceremonies for Sacred Defense Week include a nationwide parade, war remembrance gatherings and—of the most interest to War Is Boring—theatrical unveiling events for new weaponry. This year Iranian authorities extended the weapons unveilings into the first week of October—national police week in Iran—and then a few days more. The extensive show of military might came amid the growing threat of Sunni militia groups inside Iran. Tehran is eager to project an image of strength. But that doesn’t mean all of this new weaponry...
  • Obama: Boots on the ground for unseen Ebola, not for ISIS

    10/17/2014 6:18:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    10/17/14
    Don't know where else to express this frustration, so I put it in chat. The Oval Office occupant is sending boots on the ground to fight UNSEEN virus Ebola....but won't commit to eradicating ISIS.
  • Anyone else seen Fury?

    10/16/2014 10:06:27 PM PDT · by 31R1O · 98 replies
    Has anyone else seen Fury? I just got back and it wasn't a bad movie at all. The character building scenes are a bit clumsy at times but the combat bits were top notch. It wasn't Blackhawk Down or Saving Private Ryan intense but there were tense moments. I recommend it.
  • The Death of Taney

    10/16/2014 9:05:49 PM PDT · by iowamark · 61 replies
    On Oct. 12, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln must have breathed a bit easier. Not because the war was over — it would last another six months. Not because he had been re-elected — the election remained nearly a month away. And not because Gen. William T. Sherman had begun his decisive march through Georgia — the general was still holding Atlanta. While much remained unsettled, Lincoln’s achievements as president seemed more secure that autumn day because the president learned that his old nemesis Roger B. Taney, the Maryland-born chief justice of the Supreme Court, had died. Ever since Taney had...
  • The Burp Gun Was Ugly—But Damn Did It Spray Lead (Soviet PPSh-41)

    10/15/2014 6:54:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    War is Boring ^ | October 15, 2014 | Paul Huard
    For nearly 30 years, soldiers heard an unforgettable sound coming from a weapon firing from behind the rubble in Stalingrad. Or echoing in the frozen hills of the Korean Peninsula during human-wave attacks. Or even rattling the jungles of Vietnam during firefights with the Viet Cong. BRRAP-PAP-PAP-PAP-PAP-PAP-PAP-PAP-PAP! Before the AK-47 became the symbol of Soviet armed forces, there was the “burp gun”—officially, the PPSh-41. It’s an ugly gun that makes an ugly sound during extended fire. Looks aside, the burp gun sure did work.
  • Here Are Amazing Photos Of Russia Dismantling An Outdated Nuclear Submarine

    10/14/2014 12:11:09 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 20 replies
    Business Insider (Australia) ^ | Oct 10 2014, 3:29 PM | Pierre Bienaimé
    Russia is currently in the process of expanding and modernizing its navy. This might have something to do with Moscow’s apparent appetite for military conquest — although Russia also has a few nuclear submarines that are dangerously past their prime, considering the fissile materials that are still stored onboard. In 2009, one rusted behemoth was transported to a factory in the far eastern port city of Vladivostok, close to the Korean peninsula, for decommissioning. With the vessel fully out of water, the pictures offer an amazing perspective on how massive and complex even an outdated class of nuclear submarine really...
  • WWII "Flying Coffin" found in Italy

    10/14/2014 9:23:00 AM PDT · by dware · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10.14.2014 | Elizabeth Armstrong Moore
    The World War II-era B-24 aircraft was so stiff, heavy, and hard to control that its American crews dubbed it the "flying coffin." Not only was its only exit hard to reach at the tail—leaving many trapped before being able to parachute out—but it was intended to drop bombs on bridges, train stations, and airports run by the Germans, thus living up to its name for those below it as well.
  • The World War II Sten Gun Was Cheap and Dirty

    10/14/2014 7:11:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    War is Boring ^ | October 14, 2014 | Paul Huard
    Few weapons in the modern era ever had a poem penned its honor. But few weapons were ever like the Sten gun. Hastily contrived in the early, desperate days of World War II, it looked like a last-ditch effort to arm British troops—and it was. Terrified Britons knew they did not have enough weapons to repel a German invasion force. The British lost thousands of small arms that were destroyed or simply abandoned after the devastating rout at Dunkirk.
  • Wartime diary: Confederate officer gossiped in code about wives, including Jefferson Davis'

    10/13/2014 11:41:11 AM PDT · by dware · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10.13.2014 | AP via Fox News
    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – A century and a half after Confederate officer James Malbone wrote his Civil War diary partly in code, a couple of Yankees have figured out why he took the precaution: He liked to gossip.
  • The 5 Goofiest Pranks Ever Pulled (In The Middle of Wars)

    10/12/2014 6:35:20 PM PDT · by BBell · 6 replies
    http://www.cracked.com ^ | October 12, 2014 | Xavier Jackson
    To become a soldier, one must train until they're borderline superhuman. Not only must they sharpen their mental and physical faculties to a razor's edge, but they must also master a wide array of skills, ranging from combat techniques and arms handling to spitballing, swirly-giving, and how to instinctively judge the elastic limits of waistbands for flawless wedgie effectiveness. What, you didn't know that pulling off hilariously childish shenanigans was an integral part of military service? Then obviously you've never heard about the time that ...
  • Cold War Era Spies

    10/10/2014 11:45:13 PM PDT · by iowamark · 5 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 4/5/2014 | David Chambers, et al.
    Panelists talked about re-evaluating the lives, motivations, and legacies of American and Soviet Cold War era spies such as Whittaker Chambers, Morton Sobell, Morris Childs, and Julia Brown as new information has been declassified by the CIA and the FBI.  David Chambers presented “Whittaker Chambers and the Global Network of Great Illegals, 1932-1935.” Jason Roberts presented “An Examination of the Rosenberg Grand Jury Transcripts.” John Fox presented “The FBI’s Eyes on the Communist World: Morris Childs, Cold War Intelligence and the Sino-Soviet Spilt.” “The Dueling Loyalties of Cold War Era Spies of the U.S. Government and the Soviet Union” was...
  • USAA Eyes Drones to Fast-Track Insurance Claims

    10/10/2014 8:16:00 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 10 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 10-8-2014 | Matthew Rocco
    USAA wants to take to the skies in an effort to fast-track insurance claims. The financial services company, whose members include U.S. military personnel and their families, asked the Federal Aviation Administration for permission to test unmanned aircraft last week, becoming the first insurance provider to seek an exemption. Since commercial drone use is prohibited by regulators, USAA has conducted four years of research in partnership with the FAA and public entities. The exemption would pave the way for independent testing of small drones that could help USAA quickly settle insurance claims during natural disasters.
  • ISIS Guide Explains How To Shoot Down US Apache Helicopters

    10/08/2014 3:56:33 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 46 replies
    IBT ^ | 10/8/14 | Christopher Harress
    Just days after the United States began using Apache helicopters against the Islamic State group in Iraq, ISIS has responded by producing a guide to shooting down the iconic aircraft. The guide, which has been circulating on social media, explains in minute detail how to use portable surface-to-air missiles, such as the Russian-made SA-16 and SA-18 and the American FIM-92 Stinger, against the attack helicopter. The Stinger was heavily used during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in the 1980s, when the shoulder-fired missiles provided by the U.S. to mujahideen fighters proved very effective at shooting down Soviet helicopters. They also...
  • vanity - James O'Keefe "The next shoe will drop soon.."

    10/08/2014 3:40:28 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 53 replies
    The next shoe will drop soon..— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) October 8, 2014
  • Rep. Adam Kinzinger is a CLUELESS Member of Congress who is Aiding and Abetting Enemies of U.S.

    10/08/2014 3:30:05 PM PDT · by chicagolady · 7 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | Oct 2 2014 | Shoebat
    If you want proof that the Syrian rebels the pseudo-intellectuals in Congress want to arm are not friends of the U.S., just look at the history of Mouaz Moustafa, the Executive Director of the primary organization that is lobbying Washington, DC for support on behalf of the rebels. Moustafa heads the Syrian Emergency Task Force (SETF) that seeks the ouster of Bashar al-Assad.
  • Is Obola Trying To Kill Our Military?

    10/08/2014 11:25:50 AM PDT · by Califreak · 34 replies
    calfreak ^ | 10/8/2014 | califreak
    Since the eighties, our military has been shrinking. This is deliberate. It's not about saving money or new technology making so many military bases unnecessary(I believe these were a couple of the excuses they used when they closed all those bases) Now they're sending our best to the ebola hellhole in Africa. How many of these elite forces have the special training needed to carry out their mission safely? I believe obola has something really bad planned for his last days in office. Something so evil that our military might finally rise up and deal with it. People say obola...
  • F/A-18 Super Hornet • High-Speed Low-Level Maneuvers (Amazing Cockpit View)

    10/08/2014 6:50:52 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    Live Leak ^ | 10/07/14 | Lt. Ian Schmidt, Lt. J.G. Michael Hatfield
    Spectacular footage of F/A-18 Hornets and Super Hornets as they takeoff and land aboard an aircraft carrier. Impressive footage of the aircraft as they fly at low levels above the water, conduct banking and rolling maneuvers at high speed, and make high speed passes over the carrier in tandem formation and Bombing in Syria. Filmed from the cockpit and pilot point-of-view. Film Credits: Lt. Ian Schmidt, Lt. J.G. Michael Hatfield, Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared King
  • Top US general says he's 'fearful' ISIS will seize Syrian border town of Kobane

    10/08/2014 12:00:36 AM PDT · by traumer · 12 replies
    America's top military general said Tuesday that he is worried the ISIS terror army will soon seize the town of Kobane, a strategically critical Syrian site less than a mile from Turkey. Gen. Martin Dempsey, who chairs the military Joint Chiefs of Staff, said 'I am fearful that Kobane will fall.' Forces fighting for the self-declared Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham have pressed their way 'into the city itself,' he told ABC News. 'It may be about to fall.' And Dempsey said he has 'no doubt' that ISIS will inflict 'horrific atrocities' on any civilians still in the town...
  • Australian Super Hornet refuels over Iraq

    10/07/2014 9:58:37 AM PDT · by Ready4Freddy · 41 replies
    ABC (Australia) ^ | 10/5/2014 | ADF: Sgt Hamish Paterson
    Great pic, but begs some questions. Doesn't this look a bit too close for comfort, or is it not as close as it appears? Who would be flying that close to a refueling op, and why? The cockpit frame visible in the lower righthand corner suggests that it's not the other Aussie 18E/F that has flown thus far.
  • The penises grown in a lab: Scientists say organs could be tested on humans within five years

    10/06/2014 8:48:47 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 105 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 08:05 EST, 6 October 2014 | By Anna Hodgekiss
    Scientists have successfully grown penises in a laboratory and say they could be tested on humans within five years. The organs would be used to help men who have suffered a serious injury to the region, had surgery for cancer or are suffering from a congenital abnormality. The work is being carried out the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, North Carolina. Scientists there are now assessing engineered penises for safety, function and durability, The Guardian reports. It is hoped the US Food and Drug Administration will give the green light for testing on humans within five years. Earlier this...
  • The FN FAL Was Almost America’s Battle Rifle

    10/06/2014 7:36:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    War is Boring ^ | October 5, 2014 | Paul Huard
    It could have the United States’ main battle rifle. Instead, it became “the right arm of the free world.” Name a war, revolution, or revolt during the Cold War that involved the British Commonwealth, Western European nations or their allies and you found the Fabrique Nationale FAL in the hands of the soldiers fighting the battles. No wonder the FAL earned its nickname and became a symbol of the struggle against Communism. Starting immediately after World War II, FN produced two million copies of the Fusil Automatique Léger—or Light Automatic Rifle. More than 90 nations adopted the weapon. At one...