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  • Shooter identified in west Houston mass shooting

    05/30/2016 3:31:37 PM PDT · by eastforker · 23 replies
    click2houston ^ | 5/30/16 | Kelci Johnston
    HOUSTON - The Houston Police Department is investigating after an officer-involved shootout Sunday morning left two dead and several others injured, including multiple innocent bystanders, in the west side of town. Among the victims is Byron Wilson, 30, and Denise Slaughter, 59 and Eugene Linscomb, 57, who was shot to death inside a black Mercedes. Investigators found a military-style backpack Monday at the Conoco gas station that caught fire after being hit by a halo of gunfire Sunday. The backpack contained bullets, a birth certificate and several other items. Police are working to confirm who the bag belongs to and...
  • two shot while drinking beer and visiting grave site at santa ana cemetery

    05/30/2016 8:57:00 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 5 replies
    ABC13.COM ^ | 30 MAY 2016 | ABC7
    SANTA ANA, CA -- Two men were recovering from gunshot wounds after a violent altercation inside a Santa Ana cemetery on Sunday. It appeared both shooting victims were drinking beer around 12:30 p.m. at a grave site inside Fairhaven Memorial Park, in the 1700 block of Fairhaven Avenue, when a gray SUV pulled up and the people inside started yelling.
  • Memorial Day 2016 - Ignored in some places: VANITY

    05/30/2016 7:26:40 AM PDT · by rlmorel · 14 replies
    Myself | 5/30/2016 | Rlmorel
    Today was Memorial Day 2016, and the town I was visiting not only cancelled the parade due to weather, they cancelled the observance as well. It was barely drizzling. Even then, I could see cancelling the parade, but...the observance as well? There were several elderly vets, one in a walker who showed up. We held an impromptu personal service, but this was wrong. First time in my life I had ever seen this. Not my native town, was traveling.
  • "There can be no peace with the forces of evil...

    05/30/2016 5:53:38 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 4 replies
    http://americanminute.com/ ^ | 5/30/2016 | William Federer
    Southern women scattered spring flowers on graves of both northern Union and southern Confederate soldiers of the Civil War in which over a half-million died. Many places claimed to have held the original Memorial Day, such as:Warrenton, Virginia;Columbus, Georgia; Savannah, Georgia; Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; Boalsburg, Pennsylvania;Waterloo, New York. One such place was Charleston, South Carolina, where a mass grave was uncovered of 257 Union soldiers who had died in a prison camp. On May 1, 1865, former slaves organized a parade, led by 2,800 singing Black children, and reburied the soldiers with honor in gratitude for their freedom.
  • How Can We Return to the Roots of Memorial Day?

    05/30/2016 3:51:21 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 05/27/2016 | John Bussey
    This national day of remembrance, meant to honor men and women who died in military service, also morphed into a fiesta of shopping, barbecues and pool openings. There’s been no shortage of grumbling over the years about the stampede of “Memorial Day Sales”—ads brimming with bargains on a day intended for something else. ... [snip] ... The more we assign the soldiering to a select few volunteers—we don’t have an equalizing draft and there is no required national service—perhaps the easier it is to forget what it means to share a common citizenship or feel a sense of indebtedness or...
  • PBS Memorial Day Concert Leaves Out Korea ? (Vanity)

    05/29/2016 11:14:27 PM PDT · by llevrok · 20 replies
    5/30/2016 | me
    I just watched the annual National Memorial Day Concert broadcast on PBS. As always, moving and, at times, up lifting. Each war from today's Iraq and Afghanistan back to WW2 were honored with profiles of those who served. One glaring exception : Korea. Anyone know if there is a good reason for this? Some military protocol I missed?
  • Vietnam. Battle of Ia Drang. The real battle that inspired the movie We Were Soldiers.

    05/29/2016 6:32:21 PM PDT · by Pelham · 34 replies
    youtube ^ | June 4 2012 | video
    These are the people we should remember on Memorial Day. Hard fighting. Up close and personal, at a big cost.
  • Tiny microjet can be seen in action at Yukon airshow

    05/28/2016 1:27:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    KFOR ^ | MAY 27, 2016 | ASHLEY KRINGEN
    It’s not a bird, a plane or Superman, but it does belong in the Oklahoma skies. This weekend, the public is invited to the Discover Aviation and Air Show Spectacular at Sundance Airport in Yukon. During the show, visitors will be able to see a microjet in action. The jet stands at 5’7″ tall, is 14 feet long and weighs just 416 pounds. A micro jet in Oklahoma A microjet in Oklahoma “It’s crazy small but it goes really fast ,so it’s full of performance, 320 miles an hour. I can go straight up or upside down,” said Justin Lewis,...
  • LOVE STORY A Story In Pictures You Wont Forget Easily

    05/27/2016 7:22:38 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 21 replies
    Pictures in the life of a Hero and an Angel
  • Gates leaves Boy Scouts presidency, defends gay adult policy

    05/26/2016 5:47:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 26, 2016 8:03 PM EDT | Nomaan Merchant
    Robert Gates became the Boy Scouts of America’s president facing deep divisions within the organization’s membership over whether to let gays serve openly in its ranks. On Thursday, Gates finished his two-year term by arguing the Scouts had overcome that challenge and were ready to reverse years of membership declines. In a speech to Scouting leaders, the former U.S. secretary of defense defended the compromise last year to allow openly gay adult leaders to serve in the Scouts, but give churches sponsoring troops the right to use sexual orientation as a guideline for selecting leaders. …
  • In Flanders Fields

    05/27/2016 9:57:43 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    Arlingtoncemetery.net ^ | May 27, 2016 | Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD
    In Flanders Fields By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918) Canadian Army In Flanders Fields the poppies blow Between the crosses row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We...
  • The Terminator-3 Is Russia’s Answer to Hard Lessons in Chechnya

    05/27/2016 6:02:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    War is Boring ^ | May 26, 2016 | Dave Majumdar
    While the T-14 main battle tank is the most prominent member of the Armata family, the vehicle series incorporates a host of new fighting machines. Among those is a platform ominously named the Terminator-3, which is a tank support fighting vehicle. “Russia also plans to develop its tank support fighting vehicle dubbed the Terminator-3 on the basis of the country’s latest Armata tanks,” Oleg Sienko, a senior manager with Uralvagonzavod Corporation told state-owned RIA Novosti earlier this year. “We will [produce them]. We have a concept for developing vehicles on the basis of the Armata platform.”
  • After 70 Years of Waiting, WWII ‘Memphis Belle’ Gunner, 94, Revisits Britain. And Dies Quietly There

    05/26/2016 3:53:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 26 | Travis M. Andrews
    U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Melvin Rector long carried Britain in his heart after he helped defend it during World War II, but 70 years passed without him stepping foot in the country. The 94-year-old finally decided to leave his home in Barefoot Bay, Fla., to visit Britain earlier this month. The National World War II Museum in New Orleans conducts a travel program through which interested parties can visit certain sites of the war. He signed up for one, in hopes of visiting the Royal Air Force station Snetterton Heath, in Norfolk. He served there with the 96th Bomb...
  • VA wrongly declares thousands of veterans dead, stops benefits

    05/26/2016 9:31:01 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 28 replies
    UPI ^ | 26 May 2016 | Amy R. Connolly
    Some 4,000 U.S. military veterans and their families stopped receiving benefits over the past five years after they were wrongly declared dead, the newest in a string of problems to emerge from the Department of Veterans Affairs...... ust in 2015, benefits were incorrectly terminated for 1,025 veterans. The mistakes were largely due to employee error or wrongly interpreted data by the department's computers
  • US military uses 8-inch floppy disks to coordinate nuclear force operations

    05/26/2016 6:02:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 60 replies
    CNBC ^ | May 25, 2016 | Dan Mangan
    Maybe they use the '80s flick "War Games" as a training film, too. The U.S. Defense Department is still using — after several decades — 8-inch floppy disks in a computer system that coordinates the operational functions of the nation's nuclear forces, a jaw-dropping new report reveals. The Defense Department's 1970s-era IBM Series/1 Computer and long-outdated floppy disks handle functions related to intercontinental ballistic missiles, nuclear bombers and tanker support aircraft, according to the new Government Accountability Office report.
  • The Army Is Bringing Back a 70-Year-Old Gun for New Fights [Karl Gustav]

    05/25/2016 6:04:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | May 23, 2016 | Kyle Mizokami
    The United States Army will soon begin distributing a weapon system introduced in 1946. The M3 Carl Gustav rocket launcher will bolster the firepower of rifle platoons, giving them a much-needed edge. Developed by Bofors (now Saab), the Carl Gustav is a lightweight, man-portable recoilless rifle. Recoilless rifles are like a cross between an artillery gun and a bazooka: While they have propellant at the base of the projectile like a rocket, the propellant doesn't burn beyond the barrel, meaning the projectile flies unpowered like a bullet or artillery shell. Unlike artillery, propellant gasses are directed backwards, counteracting the weapon's...
  • Bell of battlecruiser sunk 75 years ago in Royal Navy's biggest ever disaster retrieved from [tr]

    05/25/2016 5:47:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 24, 2016 | Sam Tonkin
    The bell from HMS Hood has been unveiled by the Princess Royal to mark the 75th anniversary of the Royal Navy's largest loss of life from a single vessel. Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen - who funded the expedition to retrieve the bell from the seabed of the Denmark Strait between Iceland and Greenland - attended the event at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard where the bell has gone on display. Anne struck eight bells at midday during the ceremony, held with HMS Victory as a backdrop, watched by descendants of some of the 1,415 sailors who died when the battleship was hit...
  • West Point cadet draws outrage after being caught using her cellphone during march

    05/24/2016 2:40:20 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 90 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 23, 2016 | Alfred Ng
    Text, text, text-right, text. Veterans are outraged that a West Point cadet decided to phone it in during a march on Saturday morning. The cadet, who was wrapping up a 47-month training experience and graduating, had her eyes glued to her phone instead of paying attention to marching.
  • Can Anyone ID this Vietnam Era Shoulder Patch? (vanity)

    05/24/2016 7:00:48 AM PDT · by bkopto · 25 replies
    self | May 24, 2016 | bkopto
    What is the meaning of the patch on the left shoulder?
  • Am I the only one upset by this...

    05/23/2016 8:53:04 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 75 replies
    Me | May 23, 2016 | HarleyLady27
    This to me, is a total disgrace to America and our Veterans that served during Viet Nam. We have a wall with names of fallen Veterans that served this Country for it's freedoms and making it safe, and this President goes there and offers them weapons and other things... Maybe I am upset because a lot of people I knew served there, people I grew up with, boys that I dated, men that I rode with, that never came back home... I was privledged to see the "Viet Nam Wall" when I went with the Rolling Thunder out of PA....
  • Illinois high school refuses to let Marine walk for graduation over dress code

    05/22/2016 5:27:49 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 69 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 22, 2016
    An Illinois high school has come under fire after officials refused to let a graduate, who is also a U.S. Marine, walk across the stage Thursday in her blues. Marine Corps Pvt. Megan Howerton technically finished up her studies at McHenry West High School early in order to start her career as a Marine, WLS-TV reported. But when she returned to the school to join her classmates at graduation, she wasn’t allowed to walk with her class. "Rules are rules, but just because she's in the military doesn't mean you can break them. The Marines stand for rules and order,...
  • 'I should have been a coward'...'Angel of Woolwich',confronted killers...heroics ruined her life

    05/22/2016 9:27:41 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 19 replies
    The Sun ^ | 22 May 2016
    A BRAVE mum dubbed the ‘Angel of Woolwich’ has revealed her life has been ruined after confronting Lee Rigby’s killers, sobbing: “I should have been a coward”... National hero Ingrid says her son and daughter have rallied around her but feels let down by the NHS. She added: “I’ve got PTSD and I can’t find a doctor to help me. “The doctor just says ‘oh well, just a bit of willpower will do’
  • I have a MAJOR announcement to share with y’all…

    05/21/2016 12:36:34 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 67 replies
    Written by Allen West on May 21, 2016 : on this day I am honored to say I have been elected for a three-year term to the NRA Board of Directors.
  • Did the Battle of Jutland Really Matter?

    05/21/2016 6:33:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 100 replies
    National Interest ^ | May 20, 2016 | Robert Farley
    A century ago, the two greatest fleets of the industrial age fought an inconclusive battle in the North Sea. The British Grand Fleet and the German High Seas Fleet fielded a total of fifty-eight dreadnought battleships and battle cruisers, ships over the twice the size of most modern surface combatants. Including smaller ships, the battle included 250 vessels in total.
  • Obama signs bill to allow female pilots' ashes at Arlington

    05/20/2016 8:58:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2016 3:38 PM EDT
    President Barack Obama has signed a bill into law that will again allow the ashes of female World War II pilots known as WASPs to be placed at Arlington National Cemetery. The women served in a unit called Women Airforce Service Pilots. They flew noncombat missions to free male pilots for combat. They were considered civilians during the war, but federal law since 1977 granted them veteran status. …
  • Courage Vs. Boldness: How to Live With Spartan Bravery

    05/19/2016 9:38:42 PM PDT · by bigtoona · 17 replies
    The Art of Manliness ^ | 5/20/16 | Brett and Kate McKay
    What causes one culture to flourish while another flounders? Why do some civilizations reach great heights only to fall mightily? Historians have dedicated great tomes to these questions. Edward Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire and Oswald Spengler’s Decline of the West are two prime examples of this line of inquiry. But another can be found not in a work of non-fiction, but that of historical fiction. In Tides of War, author Stephen Pressfield provides a fictionalized account of one of the greatest conflicts in history — the Peloponnesian War — fought between two of the West’s greatest...
  • Directing China's Little Blue Men

    05/19/2016 2:07:55 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 4 replies
    Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative ^ | 09.11.2015 | Andrew Erickson & Conor Kennedy
    As the U.S. military operates near Beijing’s artificially-built South China Sea (SCS) features and seeks to prevent Beijing from ejecting foreign claimants from places like Second Thomas Shoal, it may well face surveillance and harassment from China’s maritime militia. Washington and its allies and partners must therefore understand how these irregular forces are commanded and controlled, before they are surprised and stymied by them.
  • Hiroshima atomic bomb victims want apology from Obama

    05/19/2016 7:59:27 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 111 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 19, 2016
    Tokyo (AFP) - Victims of the atomic bombings of Japan want an apology from US President Barack Obama when he visits Hiroshima next week, the head of a survivors' group said Thursday. Obama will become the first sitting US president to visit Hiroshima, where the first atomic bomb was dropped on August 6, 1945, killing about 140,000 people in total. Tens of thousands were killed by the fireball that the powerful Hiroshima blast generated, with many more succumbing to injuries or illnesses caused by radiation in the weeks, months and years afterwards. Vast swathes of the city, including many of...
  • 50k British troops, including those serving their country abroad, set to miss out on voting Brexit

    05/18/2016 8:54:28 AM PDT · by wtd · 3 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 18 May 2016 | Ben Riley-Smith, Political Correspondent
    EU referendum50,000 British troops, including those serving their country abroad, set to miss out on voting Tens of thousands of soldiers will miss out on the “once in a generation” referendum on Britain’s EU membership because they are not registered to vote, it has emerged. One in four military staff either are not signed up or do not know their current status, according to the most recent annual survey of the forces. [...] Former leading generals have criticised the Ministry of Defence [MOD] for failing to put "significant effort" into making sure troops are signed up ahead of the...
  • Money in plain sight set-up, to see what people do video

    05/18/2016 5:42:50 AM PDT · by knarf · 5 replies
    youtube, e-mail ^ | Feb 12, 2016 | RYAN from HAMMY TV
    I got this in my e-mail this morning and I thought it worthy of proclamationIt's short of six minutes
  • A-10 and F-16 Aircraft “Elephant Walk” at Osan Air Base, South Korea

    05/16/2016 6:06:34 PM PDT · by Sparky1776 · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 12, 2016 | AiirSource Military
    A-10 Thunderbolt II and F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft perform an Elephant Walk on the runway during Exercise Beverly Herd 16-01 at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. The Elephant Walk was a demonstration of United States Air Force capabilities and strength.
  • F-35 Beats Every Other Fighter Jet In Scandinavian Air Force Evaluations

    05/16/2016 1:01:34 PM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 21 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | 5/13/16 | Andrew P Collins
    After evaluating the Eurofighter Typhoon, Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet and Lockheed Martin F-35 as Denmark’s next primary fighter jet, the country’s government is recommending the F-35 “unequivocally” as superior in “strategic, military, economic, and industrial aspects.” Is this a needed win for this troubled jet? That’s the exact language from the Danish government, which has posted an entire website explaining how they decided that the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is far and away the best possible plane to replace the country’s current fighting fleet of F-16s. Those jets have been flying for about 35 years, and are approaching the end...
  • Dozens Paddle Out for Fallen Navy SEAL

    05/15/2016 9:28:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    The public support for slain U.S. Navy SEAL, Chief Special Warfare Operator Charles Keating IV, continued Saturday morning in Coronado as dozens of surfers took part in a paddle out tribute to the fallen hero.
  • Help ID this Colt's Pistol.

    05/14/2016 5:32:31 PM PDT · by atc23 · 60 replies
    Vanity | 5/14/16 | self
    ___________________________________________________ Please help to ID my "new" weapon. Backstory: I recently received this beautiful Colt's revolver as an early inheritance from my mother's estate. The accepted mythology is this: My stepfather was a navigator on a B-17 and later a B-24 and it is known that he was crew on USAAF battle missions over Jap held islands in the Pacific - throughout the entire Pacific War. What is less known is a little more about this issued firearm. There is no stamping of caliber anywhere on the pistol. On the top of the barrel is a rather careless stamping...
  • Historic 1886 Winchester rifle draws world record-breaking $1.2 million at auction

    05/14/2016 2:17:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 100 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 14, 2016 | Jennifer Harper
    It has a fine walnut stock, a blue finish and a very simple inscription that reads “Albee to Lawton.” But this 19th-century rifle has become the most expensive single firearm ever sold at auction according to the Rock Island Auction Company, which recently sent the historic piece to a new destiny with an undisclosed buyer. The price: $1,265,000. “Other guns have sold higher as a pair, but no other single firearm surpasses this new world record. It was an honor to be entrusted with an American treasure,” said Kevin Hogan, president of the Illinois-based company. The rifle itself was a...
  • Kingdom’s First Woman Pilot Has High ‘Hopes’ to Soar With Saudia

    05/13/2016 6:25:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Arab News ^ | Saturday 14 May 2016
    The Kingdom’s first woman pilot, Hanadi Zakaria Al-Hindi, 37, is optimistic about receiving the green signal from Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) to fly its commercial aircraft. “I am studying offers from various UAE airlines to fly commercial planes, but still hope to be able to enter into a contract with Saudia,” she told the Emirati site, Seven Days. About those who might mock her dream to work as a pilot in a country that does not allow women to drive four-wheelers, she responded, “I think it’s better to have a driver in order to avoid the suffering of looking for...
  • General John Kelly’s Speech About These Marines Will Make You Appreciate the Price of Freedom

    05/13/2016 6:05:32 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 8 replies
    wide open country ^ | 13 May 2016 | Linda Smith
    What he didn’t know until then, he said, and what he learned that very instant, was that Marines are not normal. Choking past the emotion he said, “Sir, in the name of God no sane man would have stood there and done what they did.”... “No sane man.” “They saved us all.”... By all reports and by the recording, they never stepped back. They never even started to step aside. They never even shifted their weight. With their feet spread shoulder width apart, they leaned into the danger, firing as fast as they could work their weapons. They had only...
  • The M-60 Patton Tank Is Still a Mean Machine

    05/13/2016 5:52:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    War is Boring ^ | May 13, 2016 | Dave Majumdar
    Raytheon is pitching a new upgrade for the venerable M-60A3 Patton main battle tank that would turn the elderly design into a competitive force on the modern battlefield — all at a fraction of the cost of a new vehicle.
  • Hard Truths About Race on Campus

    05/12/2016 11:48:43 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 25 replies
    WSJ ^ | 6 May 2016 | JONATHAN HAIDT and LEE JUSSIM
    Imagine that you were the president of an American university at the end of 2015, as student protests over racial concerns swept the country, energized by the Black Lives Matter movement. The president of the University of Missouri resigned over controversies there, and other college leaders were confronted on their campuses. Now it’s your turn. A hundred students march to your office and present their demands. They give you one week to respond. What should you do?... As a result of these disparate admissions standards, many students spend four years in a social environment where race conveys useful information about...
  • Why Did They Attack Us At Benghazi?

    05/12/2016 8:53:20 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 75 replies
    blueunicorn6 | 5/12/2016 | blueunicorn6
    Why did they attack us at Benghazi? It's been over 3 1/2 years since the attack at Benghazi. Some of the lies about the attack have recently been cleared up. I think it's time to take the truth and go back and examine some of the basic questions about this event. Here is the truth that clears up three lies about Benghazi. 1. The attack was never a spontaneous response to a movie. Hillary Clinton herself wrote that the attack was a planned operation. 2. The United States could have had a military response to the attack which could have...
  • Santa Clara County Supervisors Grant Mount Umunhum

    05/10/2016 8:38:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/10 | Marianne Favro
    Radar Tower Historic Status, Decide it Will StaySanta Clara County supervisors Tuesday decided the fate of a radar tower sitting atop Mount Umunhum. For years, a battle has brewed over whether to take down the prominent radar that some have labeled an eyesore and others, a historical treasure. Many see the tower as a symbol of Silicon Valley, but the 56-year-old construction is also a piece of Cold War history. On Tuesday, the county’s board of supervisors voted unanimously to declare the tower historic, effectively ensuring that it won’t be going anywhere. “The tower was the coastal defense radar that...
  • Navy SEAL Trainee Dies in Coronado

    05/10/2016 3:04:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    A U.S. sailor died Friday during a SEAL training exercise in Coronado, California, officials confirmed. Seaman James Derek Lovelace, 21, passed out in a military training pool while undergoing basic underwater demolition/SEAL training (BUD/S), officials said. Lovelace was withdrawn from the exercise when he began to have difficulty with the drill, Navy officials told NBC News. The sailor lost consciousness and efforts to revive him were unsuccessful NBC News reports. The Navy had not announced the training death until after officials were contacted Tuesday by NBC News and The Virginian-Pilot newspaper in Norfolk. The death is now under investigation, a...
  • Russia Is Building the Largest ICBM Ever (and America Should Be Worried)

    05/10/2016 5:58:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    National Interest ^ | May 9, 2016 | Dave Majumdar
    Russia’s will deploy its new RS-28 Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missiles to units in Siberia and the southern Urals when the enormous new weapon becomes operational in 2018. The massive liquid-fueled missiles will replace the existing Cold War-era R-36M2 Voyevoda (SS-18 Satan) ICBM—which is the largest such weapon ever built. “The development of the Sarmat silo-based missile system with a heavy missile is nearing completion,” Col. Gen. Sergei Karakayev, commander of Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces told the Moscow-based TASS News agency. “It will replace the Voyevoda missile system in the Uzhur missile division and the Dombarovsky position area.”
  • Submarine becomes Boaty McBoatface As Ship is Named Sir David Attenborough

    05/06/2016 8:06:08 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 16 replies
    MSN Newsweek Europe ^ | May 6, 2016
    The U.K.s new polar research ship is to be named RRS Sir David Attenborough, while a yellow submarine will get the comedy name Boaty McBoatface which topped an internet poll. Despite Boaty being the favourite among voters, it was revealed today that the government decided on a more sensible name. But in a compromise, Science Minister Jo Johnson confirmed that Boaty McBoatface will feature on a remotely operated undersea vehicle that will explore the deepest waters of the Antarctic.
  • West Point investigating photo of cadets with raised fists [#BLM]

    05/06/2016 7:13:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 5, 2016 | Andrew Blake
    The United States Military Academy at West Point said Wednesday that an investigation is underway regarding a photograph that shows 16 black cadets in uniform posing with their fists in the air. “We can confirm that the cadets in this photo are members of the U.S. Military Academy’s Class of 2016,” West Point’s director of public affairs, Lt. Col. Christopher Kasker, told Army Times on Wednesday. “Academy officials are conducting an inquiry into the matter.
  • German army forced to lay down weapons due to 'overtime limits'

    05/05/2016 9:11:52 PM PDT · by kalee · 24 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | April 10, 2016 | Justin Huggler
    10 APRIL 2016 • 5:31PM The German military, once the most feared fighting force in Europe, is being forced to lay down its weapons by restrictive new overtime limits. German soldiers taking part in a four-week Nato exercise in Norway earlier this year had to leave after just 12 days because they had gone over their overtime limits, it has emerged.
  • Will Trump Choose Tulsi Gabbard as Veep? (not a vanity...just heard on the interweb)

    05/05/2016 3:56:49 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 132 replies
    Friends of mine who have their ears to the rails have said that Trump is considering a Democrat...Tulsi Gabbard.I am waiting for more but that's all I have as of now.
  • German army forced to lay down weapons due to 'overtime limits'

    05/04/2016 8:54:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | April 10, 2016 | Justin Huggler
    The German military, once the most feared fighting force in Europe, is being forced to lay down its weapons by restrictive new overtime limits. German soldiers taking part in a four-week Nato exercise in Norway earlier this year had to leave after just 12 days because they had gone over their overtime limits, it has emerged.
  • In the Name of the Profit

    05/04/2016 5:47:45 AM PDT · by fella
    YouTube ^ | 29 April 2016 | RT
    In the Name of the Profit(Warning, some graphic violence.)
  • Navy SEAL Killed in ISIS Attack in Iraq

    05/03/2016 3:33:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 5/3 | Bridget Naso, R. Stickney
    A U.S. Navy SEAL killed in combat in Iraq was based in Coronado, California, NBC 7 San Diego has confirmed. "It is a combat death," Defense Secretary Ash Carter told reporters in Germany Tuesday. Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said the SEAL was killed near Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city that has been in the hands of ISIS militants since 2014, according to The Associated Press.