Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $22,258
26%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 26% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: trophy

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Researcher Claims to Have Shot and Killed a Sasquatch

    02/17/2013 3:03:52 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 59 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | Friday, February 15, 2013 | Trent Law
    Researcher Claims to Have Shot and Killed a Sasquatch Nevada - (Ammoland.com) - Our regular readers will know that I love the story or idea that Bigfoots (or is it Bigfeets, as in more than one) could exist. So regular readers on AmmoLand never mind when we detour and take a break from all the serious news coverage to speculate on the idea that we have a giant man sized, wood booger, hunting the same woods as me and you. The recent gossip is, a controversial big foot researcher, named Rick Dyer, has shot a large bigfoot while filming a...
  • Heisman Projection: It's Griffin, with 71% of a perfect score

    12/09/2011 9:50:17 AM PST · by re_nortex · 24 replies
    Stiff Arm Trophy ^ | December 8, 2011 | Kari Chisholm
    By now, this won't be a surprise to anyone: Baylor's Robert Griffin III is going to win the Heisman Trophy. By our reckoning, he's going to get approximately 2000 points - 71% of a perfect unanimous #1 vote. (This year, 2781 points is perfect.) That total would rank Griffin among the top 15 all-time biggest winners of the Heisman Trophy - roughly on par with Tim Tebow (70.5%) and Doug Flutie (71.1%).
  • In first, Israel blocks Palestinian anti-tank rocket

    03/03/2011 7:22:29 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    World Tribune ^ | Wednesday, March 2, 2011
    In first, Israel blocks Palestinian anti-tank rocket TEL AVIV — For the first time, an Israeli system has intercepted an enemy missile fired toward a main battle tank. The Israeli military said the Trophy Active Protection System (APS) intercepted a Palestinian anti-tank missile in the southern Gaza Strip, Middle East Newsline reported. They said Trophy, also known as Windbreaker, stopped the missile before it struck a Merkava Mk-4 MBT on late March 1. The crew was not injured and the Merkava was not said to have sustained damage. "For the first time during operational activity, the Trophy system, designed to...
  • Israeli Trophy Active Defence System Tested in Military Exercises

    12/17/2010 8:47:34 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 3 replies
    Defense Professionals ^ | 12/17/2010 | Nicolas von Kospoth
    As the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) recently announced, the Tropy active defece system for armoured vehicles has again been successfully tested during an exercise of the Israeli Army. Jointly developed by Rafael, Elta and the US company General Dynamics, Trophy is primarily designed for the protection of the Israeli-built Merkava 4 main battle tank (MBT) against threats such as anti-tank rockets and missiles. Providing active protection against incoming threats, the Trophy system (designated Windbreaker or ‘Meil Ruach’ by the IDF) uses sensors to detect threats and counters them by firing a special charge. Trophy has been designed to simultaneously detect...
  • US To Try Israeli Tank Protector

    10/26/2010 11:26:13 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 14 replies
    DoD Buzz ^ | 10/26/2010 | Colin Clark
    Next month a Stryker combat vehicle will arrive in the US equipped for testing the Israeli’s Trophy active protection system. The Army has pursued active protection for years, most recently abandoning the Future Combat System’s active protection system developed by Raytheon. We understand at least one M-ATV will also get the radar– directed system. The M-ATV integration is more challenging, given the vehicle’s design. The Israelis have already created a Merkava tank brigade with the Trophy system and plan to install it on all of those tanks. The Israeli system was designed and built by Rafael and is being displayed...
  • Soldiers "kill team" which allegedly murdered at random and collected fingers as trophies

    09/09/2010 3:46:45 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Guardian ^ | September 9th 2010 | Chris McGreal
    Twelve American soldiers face charges over a secret "kill team" that allegedly blew up and shot Afghan civilians at random and collected their fingers as trophies. Five of the soldiers are charged with murdering three Afghan men who were allegedly killed for sport in separate attacks this year. Seven others are accused of covering up the killings and assaulting a recruit who exposed the murders when he reported other abuses, including members of the unit smoking hashish stolen from civilians. In one of the most serious accusations of war crimes to emerge from the Afghan conflict, the killings are alleged...
  • New Cubs-Sox Trophy Carries Dubious Distinction ('Crosstown Cup' Sponsored By BP)

    06/03/2010 5:09:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 133+ views
    CBS 2 Chicago ^ | 6/01/10 | Vince Gerasole
    New Cubs-Sox Trophy Carries Dubious Distinction'Crosstown Cup' Sponsored By Oil Company Mired In Gulf Oil Spill Scandal Reporting Vince Gerasole Jun 1, 2010 6:05 pm US/Central CHICAGO (CBS) - The massive BP oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico could be causing some backlash at Wrigley Field and U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago. CBS 2's Vince Gerasole takes a look at the newly sponsored "BP Crosstown Classic." Whether snapping a North Side picture at the home of the Cubs, or buying Sox tickets on the South Side, just thinking about the Crosstown Classic is a fan-pleasing faceoff. Bob Sorrells, a...
  • Israel unveils defense shield for Merkavas

    04/07/2010 8:44:04 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 7 replies · 530+ views
    UPI via Space Daily ^ | 4/6/2010 | UPI via Space Daily
    As Israel braces for more wars with Hezbollah and Hamas, the army has unveiled a miniature anti-missile system to protect its Merkava tanks and other armored vehicles from missiles that Hezbollah used with withering effect in the 34-day 2006 conflict. The system, known as Trophy, has been in development by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems for some time but was given impetus by the setbacks the Israeli military suffered in the 2006 fighting. The Merkava IV saw its first heavy combat in the 2006 war. At the recent unveiling of Trophy at a military base overlooking the Mediterranean, the commander of...
  • .Israeli unveils tank-defense system of the future

    04/03/2010 12:03:53 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 7 replies · 952+ views
    Associad Press ^ | 3/3/2010 | Josef Federman
    On a dusty, wind-swept field overlooking the Mediterranean, a small team of researchers is putting the final touches on what Israel says is a major game changer in tank defense: a miniature anti-missile system that detects incoming projectiles and shoots them down before they reach the armored vehicles. If successful, the "Trophy" system could radically alter the balance of power if the country goes to war again against Hezbollah guerrillas in neighboring Lebanon or Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip. Its performance could also have much wider implications as American troops and their Western allies battle insurgents in Iraq and...
  • Archer’s 32-point buck may be record (MN)

    10/21/2009 8:49:39 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 54 replies · 4,029+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 10/21/09 | Dennis Anderson
    Scott O'Konek shoots his bow 300 days a year, dreaming that someday in the woods somewhere in Minnesota a white-tailed buck of memorable proportions will stride beneath his tree stand. For O'Konek, 29, dream and reality blurred last week at Camp Ripley when a 32-point buck -- bearing perhaps the largest non-typical rack ever taken by archery in Minnesota -- ambled toward him. Forty-four yards from O'Konek's perch, the statuesque whitetail stood a moment, shaking snow from its back as leaden skies drizzled rain. This was about 9 a.m. during the first of two special Camp Ripley archery hunts.
  • U.S. Eyes Israeli Tank Protection

    10/09/2009 8:06:47 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 20 replies · 2,119+ views
    DoD Buzz ^ | 10/09/2009 | Greg Grant
    It was named one of Time magazine’s best inventions of 2008, but Raytheon’s Active Protection System (APS), formerly known as “Quick Kill,” was nowhere to be found on the floor of the Washington Convention Center at the Army’s annual conference this week. I asked the Raytheon folks about its status and the best they could come up with was that the program is “maturing”; there was no APS on display nor were there videos showing field tests of the system. By contrast, over at the Israeli Military Industries booth, the Israelis were showing video of their “Iron Fist” APS in...
  • Next: Help Obama win the Heisman Trophy! (For REAL - NOT a Joke)

    10/09/2009 11:51:24 AM PDT · by TitansAFC · 27 replies · 980+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10-9-09 | David Freddoso
    From a reader: I just went to this link and, in the "Type your nominee here!" field, entered "Barack Obama." The winner of this Nissan-sponsored promotion will actually receive one official vote for the Heisman award as sort of the people's choice. You can actually go back and vote once each day between now and the Heisman award in December.
  • Trophy anti-missile system installed on Israeli tanks

    08/11/2009 4:12:29 PM PDT · by Stoat · 14 replies · 1,636+ views
    UPI ^ | August 11,2009
    TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Israel's Merkava IV main battle tanks will be equipped with the Trophy anti-missile system following a series of successful tests last week. Israeli army  chiefs have been pushing for the system since 22 Merkavas were damaged by Russian Kornet anti-tank guided missiles during the war with Hezbollah in southern Lebanon in the summer of 2006. The system was developed over 10 years by the Rafael Armament Development Authority in collaboration with Israel Aircraft Industries' Elta Group. Rafael offered the system to the military several years ago, but it was turned down because...
  • 2008 Candidates and Their Keepsakes (Fred says "Trophy Wife")

    12/14/2007 6:28:24 PM PST · by Callahan · 16 replies · 383+ views
    AP ^ | 12/13/07 | Calvin Woodward
    WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain and Bill Richardson got their most prized keepsakes 40 years apart, from the same hand. Richardson got his Ted Williams' autographed baseball as a boy during an outing to Fenway Park with his dad in the mid-1950s, before he became a top prep-school and college pitcher. McCain got his in a visit to a childhood hero just 10 years ago. Their common treasure was revealed when AP asked presidential candidates to name their most prized possession. Fred Thompson's campaign answered tongue in cheek. The responses:
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Football Facts ~ 8 November 2007

    11/07/2007 5:56:01 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 731 replies · 461+ views
    November 7, 2007 | The Coach
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above. Honoring those who have served before. FOOTBALL FACTS Thanks for joining us once again as we look at some football facts. This time we’ll look at "From a regional to a National sport. From 1930-1958" In the early 1930s, the college game continued to grow, particularly in the south, bolstered by fierce rivalries such as the "Third Saturday in October"—a rivalry between Alabama and Tennessee. While prior to the mid-1920s most national powers came from...
  • Fred Thompson's Trophy Wife (Estrich bottom feeding alert)

    07/14/2007 11:27:44 AM PDT · by GhostSoldier · 141 replies · 4,148+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | July 13, 2007 | Susan Estrich
    Fred Thompson's Trophy Wife Susan Estrich Friday, July 13, 2007 Fred Thompson, would-be presidential candidate, is 64 years old and looks it. His wife, Jeri, is two years younger than one of his daughters and looks even younger than her 40 years. They have had two babies together since they married in 2002. Does it matter? Imagine if Hillary Clinton were married to a 36-year-old stud. She'd be laughed out of town. Imagine, at 60, if she decided she wanted two more children. Too old, we'd all be screaming. So, does anyone care when Fred Thompson does it? There have...
  • Trophy wife at 1600? (Thompson and Presidential Younger Brides)

    07/09/2007 9:52:26 AM PDT · by Bladerunnuh · 467 replies · 13,239+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 7-09-07 | Doug Powers
    Fred Thompson is going to present a problem for a mainstream media that is used to reporting on political candidates who enjoy the affections of younger women – just as long as their wives don't find out. The media isn't quite sure how to handle a man who has a comprehensive past with the ladies, is probably running for office and yet isn't busy herding more illicit humps into his closet than an Abu Dhabi camel smuggler with the cops banging on the front door. Back in his single days, Thompson date
  • Trophy Skull Sheds Light on Ancient Wari Empire

    01/24/2007 4:48:10 PM PST · by blam · 26 replies · 809+ views
    Newswise ^ | 1-24-2007
    Trophy Skull Sheds Light on Ancient Wari Empire Earthwatch volunteers working with Dr. Mary Glowacki (Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research) in Peru unearthed a previously unknown cemetery and found a trophy skull from the Wari civilization. The finds give researchers further insight into the rise and fall of the Wari Empire that lived high in the Andes 1,500 to 1,000 years ago. Courtesy of Mary Glowacki Earthwatch-supported archaeologist Dr. Mary Glowacki (Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research) holds a vessel excavated from an elite cemetary at the ancient Wari site of Cotocotuyoc. Spectacular finds include the "trophy" skull of a warrior...
  • Army shuns system to combat RPGs

    09/05/2006 6:53:40 PM PDT · by ruptured duck · 106 replies · 3,446+ views
    MSNBC.com ^ | Sept 5, 2006 | Adam Ciralsky, Lisa Myers & the NBC News Investigative Unit
    WASHINGTON - Rocket-propelled grenades, or RPGs, are a favorite weapon of insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan. They are cheap, easy to use and deadly. RPGs have killed nearly 40 Americans in Afghanistan and more than 130 in Iraq, including 21-year-old Pvt. Dennis Miller. “They were in Ramadi, and his tank was hit with a rocket-propelled grenade,” says Miller’s mother, Kathy. “Little Denny never knew what hit him.” Sixteen months ago, commanders in Iraq began asking the Pentagon for a new system to counter RPGs and other anti-tank weapons. Last year, a special Pentagon unit thought it found a solution in...
  • America Supports You: NBA Trophy Tour to Visit U.S. Military Bases

    04/20/2006 6:10:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 213+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 20, 2006 – The NBA and Toyota announced April 18 the launch of a 2006 Finals Trophy Tour to five military bases in the heartland of the U.S. The 2006 Finals Trophy Tour will visit Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., May 13; Fort Leavenworth, Kan., May 19; Fort Bliss, Texas, June 1; Fort Riley, Kan., June 24; and Fort Carson, Colo., July 3, according to an NBA news release. The tour was developed by Toyota and the NBA, in conjunction with the United Service Organizations, to thank the U.S. armed forces for their dedication and service. The customized...
  • LIVE Thread - Bush Could Revive Heisman RB Tradition (Heisman Trophy Award presentation on ESPN)

    12/10/2005 3:19:08 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 164 replies · 1,924+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/10/05 | Ralph D. Russo - ap
    NEW YORK - From John Cappelletti to Mike Rozier, running backs once walked off with 11 consecutive Heisman Trophies. Recently, though, quarterbacks have been too tough to pass up. The last five Heisman winners have been QBs. Reggie Bush is a good bet to snap that streak Saturday night and become the 41st ball carrier to tuck away college football's most prestigious individual award since Chicago halfback Jay Berwanger won the first in 1935. USC's untouchable tailback is the favorite after capping a brilliant junior season with two breathtaking performances and an outrageous average of 8.9 yards a carry. "That's...
  • Navy suspects Army in theft of coveted trophy

    11/30/2005 12:16:21 PM PST · by conservative in nyc · 42 replies · 1,185+ views
    FoxSports.com ^ | 11/30/05 | Associated Press
    Before Navy can retain the Commander-In-Chief's Trophy by beating Army on Saturday, the Midshipmen will first have to find it. The trophy, awarded annually to the winner of the football competition between the three major service academies, was stolen Monday night from the team locker room, Navy spokesman Scott Strasemeier said Wednesday. The trophy had been on display in a locked glass case for the past two years at Bancroft Hall, the school's dormitory. It was moved to the football building to provide motivation for the players, but sometime after 9:30 p.m., the 170-pound trophy was taken from the locked...
  • 'Trophy' Video Exposes Private Security Contractors Shooting Up Iraqi Drivers

    11/27/2005 2:08:01 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 7 replies · 1,648+ views
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 11 27 05 | Sean Rayment,
    A "trophy" video appearing to show security guards in Baghdad randomly shooting Iraqi civilians has sparked two investigations after it was posted on the internet, the Sunday Telegraph can reveal. The video has sparked concern that private security companies, which are not subject to any form of regulation either in Britain or in Iraq, could be responsible for the deaths of hundreds of innocent Iraqis. The video, which first appeared on a website that has been linked unofficially to Aegis Defence Services, contained four separate clips, in which security guards open fire with automatic rifles at civilian cars. All of...
  • Navy doesn’t need much motivation (Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy too big for jet - deputy improvises)

    09/29/2004 6:56:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies · 1,634+ views
    The Telegraph Online ^ | 9/29/04 | MARK SCHLABACH
    Navy doesn’t need much motivation By MARK SCHLABACH Published: Wednesday, Sep. 29, 2004 A few minutes after Navy beat Army last December, Athletic Director Chet Gladchuk had an order for Capt. Greg Cooper, the academy’s deputy director of athletics. “Go get the trophy,” Gladchuk told him. Two days later, Cooper flew to the Air Force Academy, where he gladly accepted the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy from the Falcons. But later that day, when Cooper arrived at Colorado Springs, Colo., Airport with the trophy delicately packed in its metal box, airline officials told him they couldn’t fit the box through the boarding door...
  • Maryland Throphy Bear Hunt

    07/25/2004 10:11:43 AM PDT · by sussie · 136 replies · 1,825+ views
    Maryland legislature has approved a trophy bear hunt in Alleghy County Maryland in October. The request for a Bear Hunt was promoted by hunters. There are only 300 bears in Maryland. This is an indicriminate killing of bears for 'sport', not the killing or problem bears. There is no provision cubs left orphaned by the killing. Bears are basically shy and avoid humans unless humans move into bear country and leave food out to attract bears. As was done in Yellostone, bears can be trained to stay away from Human food. Please CALL GOV EHRLICH now at 1-800-811-8336 to state...