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    08/16/2017 7:59:27 AM PDT · by Signalman · 33 replies
    Citizens for Trump ^ | 8/3/2017 | CFT
    Ricardo Garcia bought a “Make America Great Again” hat months ago when Donald Trump announced he was running for president. He never thought wearing it could get him into trouble and land someone else in jail. It happened while Garcia was shopping at Sam’s Club in Brandon. “(He said) Ah, you go for Trump, I don’t like it. I said, well you can go for Hillary and I don’t like that, but that’s the way it is,” says Garcia. He says 37-year-old Patrick Mickens was upset about Garcia’s “Make America Great Again” hat, supporting Trump. Mickens reportedly tried to pick...
  • Trump Recovers Stolen Phone, Reaches Out To “New Right” With Jack Posobiec Retweet

    08/16/2017 4:25:45 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 7 replies
    Cerno ^ | 8/15/2017 | Mike Cernovich
    General Kelly took away Trump’s phone? Multiple people close to POTUS told me Kelly “took away his phone,” although I wasn’t able to confirm if they meant this literally or figuratively. Did the President of the United States actually have his phone taken from his physical possession? This struck me as hard to believe, although it was clear the tone and tenor of Trump’s tweets had changed, and the sources who provided me this information had regularly given me massive scoops.
  • American Ordnance lands $63.9 million munitions contract

    08/14/2017 5:27:25 PM PDT · by iowamark · 12 replies
    Burlington Iowa Hawk Eye ^ | August 13 2017 | Will Smith
    Middletown, Iowa — Starting next year, the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant will begin producing new high velocity training rounds. U.S. Army Contracting Command in Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, awarded a $63.9 million contract for multi-year production of the M918E1 40mm high velocity training rounds. The contract was awarded to American Ordinance, which produces ammunition through the IAAP. American Ordinance is a subsidiary of Day & Zimmerman, which provides construction, engineering, staffing and defense for corporations and governments around the world. American Ordinance faced competition from several domestic and international companies that were also engineering the round. The round, known as...
  • U.S. Army Tells Anti-Confederate Activists to Go to Hell

    08/14/2017 3:08:29 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 71 replies
    Several Brooklyn Democrat activists are smarting this week after a firm rebuke from the U.S. Army. The activists, who include Congresswoman Yvette Clarke and (sigh) the Rev. Al Sharpton, demanded that the Army rename two Brooklyn streets that are named after generals in the Confederate military. But General Lee Avenue and Stonewall Jackson Drive won’t be changing their names anytime soon because the Army has rejected their requests for, cough cough, social justice. Those streets at Fort Hamilton, said the Army in their letter, are named after men who are “an inextricable part of our military history.” As such, they...
  • Officials open time capsule found in Confederate statue [FL]

    08/14/2017 10:44:02 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 50 replies ^ | Updated: 5:59 PM, August 08, 2017 | By Adrienne Cutway - Web Editor
    ORLANDO, Fla. - A time capsule that was found hidden in the base of a Confederate statue that stood in Lake Eola Park for nearly 100 years contained the remains of what appeared to be a flag, money, newspapers and more. City officials found the 3-pound metal box in the top base of the statue, dubbed Johnny Reb, in June while they were relocating the 300-pound monument to Greenwood Cemetery. The statue was moved after critics argued that it was a symbol of slavery and shouldn't be displayed at a city park. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said the city opened...
  • NATIONAL V-J DAY (Victory over Japan Day)

    08/14/2017 9:16:56 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 21 replies
    On this day in 1945, news broke around the world the Imperial Government of Japan would surrender ending a long a grueling world war. In Europe, the date was August 15 due to the time zone, but regardless the celebrations that broke out were no less zealous.
  • CIA Director Mike Pompeo says nuclear war with North Korea is not ‘imminent’

    08/14/2017 5:50:20 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 13, 2017 | Ben Wolfgang
    Despite escalating tensions with North Korea, CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Sunday that nuclear war is not “imminent.” Appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” Mr. Pompeo said it’s clear North Korea’s nuclear capabilities are progressing rapidly, but he downplayed any immediate risk to the United States. “Each time they test another missile, or if they should conduct a nuclear weapons text, they develop expertise, they expend the envelope. It is probably fair to say they are moving toward that at an ever-alarming rate,” he said when asked whether North Korea has nuclear weapons capable of hitting the U.S.
  • In 1941, a German Wehrmacht Sergeant Named Heinz Joest Spent His Birthday Illegally [tr]

    08/13/2017 4:14:24 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 23 replies
    Imgur ^ | August 12, 2017 | DaFunOne
    Complete Title: In 1941, a German Wehrmacht Sergeant Named Heinz Joest Spent His Birthday Illegally Taking Pictures Inside the Warsaw Ghetto. Most of These Are Those Pictures Which He Smuggled Out. A boy selling different nuts. He is selling them with a price for eachindividual nut. See all 40 images here:Link
  • Here’s How The Marine Corps Will Train Future Snipers

    08/12/2017 8:58:40 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 49 replies
    Task and Purpose ^ | 11 Aug, 2917 | SARAH SICARD
    First-person shooter is one of the most popular perspectives among gamers, but these simulations can be used for much more than entertainment — specifically military training. And thanks to new the Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer III, Marine Corps marksmen are about to take their sharpshooting skills to a whole new level. Though the Corps has been using virtual reality to train Marines for two decades, the systems for marksmanship have become exponentially better. With the ISMT III, Marines have access to multiple weapons: the M9 service pistol, M4 carbine, and wireless weapons, including the M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle, M32A1 Multi-Shot...
  • Star Wars-style flame and bulletproof helmet trialled by SAS soldiers

    08/11/2017 5:05:16 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | 2 August 2017 | HATTY COLLIER
    Star Wars-style flame and bulletproof helmet trialled by SAS soldiers 'Boba Fett' helmet has target acquisition, air conditioning and repels flames and bullets HATTY COLLIER Wednesday 2 August 2017 10:03 The Devtac Ronin Kevlar Level IIIA Tactical Ballistic Helmet can withstand bullets from an AK47, fire and bomb shrapnel Devtac The SAS is trialling a Star Wars-style helmet that detects enemies and repels flames and bullets. Troops have nicknamed the equipment the “Boba Fett” helmet after the Star Wars bounty hunter, who wore a similar-looking piece of gear in the hit films. The Devtac Ronin Kevlar Level IIIA Tactical Ballistic...
  • A war with North Korea would be hell -- And the aftermath even worse -Huh?

    08/10/2017 6:25:22 PM PDT · by cq · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/10/2017 | Harry J. Kazianis
    If we expand this out a little more, what if North Korea—in a future scenario where President Trump begins a massive buildup like the First or Second Gulf Wars—decides to strike first and launch not only attacks on Seoul, but deploy the full weight of his conventional military forces in an all-out assault against the South?
  • Imminent attack on North Korea (crayzy vanity)

    08/10/2017 3:41:53 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 16 replies
    As a small investor (not small for me in that my life savings hangs in the balance), I watch the market daily.It tells me what is going on in the world (among other things).Considering that the issue of the day is North Korea and the possible invasion of said Norkdom, I watch my small investment in the ETF "ITA". ITA is a Defense and AeroSpace ETF which is supposed to be a defensive buy against any attack on the Norks. ITA rose to 170 in today's premarket and then fell to 168 at the close of today's trading. Now, what...
  • First Ever Female Navy SEAL Candidate Quits Officer SEAL Screening Course Days After Starting

    08/10/2017 10:21:08 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 57 replies
    Linkedin ^ | 08/06/17 | Josh Cotton, Ph.D
    “Navy SEAL officers are expected to lead from the front in all categories, especially in physical fitness.” Official Naval Special Warfare Website On Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 the first female to gain entry to the SEAL Officer Assessment & Selection (SOAS) program voluntarily quit. The three-week course began Monday, July 24th, 2017 in San Diego, California home of the Navy SEAL training base, and by Wednesday it was all over for this candidate. Making history, in the summer of 2017 the US Navy accepted its first female officer candidate into the Naval Special Warfare officer screening pipeline called the SEAL...
  • Unarmed Russian Air Force jet flies over Pentagon, Capitol, CIA, White House

    08/10/2017 8:21:27 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 34 replies
    An unarmed Russian Air Force reconnaissance jet flew over several government buildings and landmarks in the nation's capital Wednesday, including the Pentagon, U.S. Capitol, National Mall and the White House, ABC News has confirmed. The flight over what is normally some of the most secure airspace in the nation was allowed under the Treaty of Open Skies that allows ....
  • Getting medieval: A military analysis of Game of Thrones’ Westeros War

    08/10/2017 7:35:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Ars Technica ^ | August 10, 2017 | Sean Gallagher
    With the seventh season of HBO's Game of Thrones at its halfway point, Westeros is at war yet again. In the last two episodes (episodes 3 and 4), the forces aligned with Daenerys Targaryen and Cersei Lannister have met upon the fields (and seas) of battle at last. Things have not gone entirely according to plan for either side. In fact things have gone so wrong, so fast that I thought it might be time to convene the Ars Technica Board of Fictional Military Historic Analysis—with its charter members, Jon Nichols and Steve Skaggs, two special operations professionals now in...
  • The US Must Take Decisive Action on North Korea

    08/09/2017 3:44:21 PM PDT · by ckinv368 · 31 replies
    Kinvig on Politics ^ | 8/9/2017 | Cameron Kinvig
    The world has watched, seemingly without recourse, as North Korea continues to rapidly develop intercontinental nuclear missile capabilities. After two recent tests, experts now believe North Korea could strike as far as Chicago or London. Those favoring diplomacy above all else—which has utterly failed over the past 25 years—must realize that North Korea is on the cusp of being able to threaten every US citizen on a whim. Now, according to a report released by the Defense Intelligence Agency, North Korea has successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that will fit its ballistic missiles. While North Korea may not yet...
  • Shep Smith interviews Clinton's Secretary of Defense.

    08/09/2017 12:28:21 PM PDT · by Herzo61 · 37 replies
    Fox news
    Smitty just had Clinton's Secretary of Defense on to critique President Trump's reaction to North Korea. Wasn't he involved in insuring that the Norks would not attain nuclear weapons?
  • An Alternate Viewpoint: Was DPRK Announcement Of A Possible Guam-Area Strike A Very Smart Move?

    08/08/2017 6:22:30 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 74 replies
    The Norks announcement of a Guam-area nuclear strike might not be a foolish, or even un-reasoned move on their part. Stop and think for a moment, and then game it. Remember, they did not say "Guam", as in that specific island with multiple US bases. It's been missed in many stories, but the DPRK's NCNA specifically said "near Guam" For example, this is from the BBC story: "North Korea says it is considering missile strikes NEAR the US Pacific territory of Guam, just hours after President Donald Trump threatened Pyongyang with "fire and fury". More: "The North's official news agency...
  • Female Marine Vs Male Marine In A Round Of Pugile Sticks

    08/08/2017 12:23:27 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    Femal Marine battles a Male Marine in Pugile sticks. She gets more than she can bargain for.  
  • Marines Test all Male Squads vs mixed gender Squads

    08/08/2017 7:03:39 AM PDT · by itsLUCKY2B · 16 replies
    Aug 6, 2017 | Brittany Soars
    US Marines Test All-Male Squads Against Mixed-Gender Ones – And The Results Are Bleak August 6, 2017 By Brittany Soares In 2013, the US military lifted its ban on women serving in combat. Shortly after, the Marine Corps began what it calls an “unprecedented research effort” to understand the impact of gender integration on its combat forces. That took the form of a year-long experiment called the Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, in which 400 Marines — 100 of them female — trained for combat together and then undertook a simulated deployment, with every aspect of their experience measured...