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  • The Fortress by Alexander Watson review – a marvellous first world war study: Stench, terror, starvation ... this account of the great siege of Przemyśl, the longest of the war, has ethical authority and evocative power

    12/06/2019 10:29:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | December 5, 2019 | Christopher Clark
    By the first week of March 1915, food supplies inside the besieged fortress of Przemyśl were almost exhausted. Most of the horses that could be spared had been eaten. Bran, sawdust and bone meal were used to eke out the dwindling stock of flour. Cats were nowhere to be seen – they too had been eaten. A middle-sized dog fetched 20 crowns, if its owner could be persuaded to part with it. Even mice were being traded. The hospital was filled to overflowing with collapsing people. As one of the doctors tending them observed, the most shocking thing about the...
  • The Trail Less Traveled: Dinosaur hunting, anyone?

    07/12/2015 6:32:38 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    Dalton Daily Citizen ^ | 7-8-15 | Larry Case
    I’d really like to shoot a dinosaur. I know that some of you are going to think that is just a little weird, but maybe if you have been reading this column for very long you might be getting accustomed to such things. Now that the movie “Jurassic World” is out I felt that it might be more socially acceptable to talk about such things, what with all the dinosaur blasting going on in this flick. You see, here is what is really great about all this. Once we accept the premise that we are going to hunt dinosaurs we...
  • 10 Largest Caliber Weapons Ever

    05/24/2012 7:30:35 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 45 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | May 2012 | David Hambling
    10 Largest Caliber Weapons Ever Most weapons, from .45 automatics to 155-mm howitzers, are described in terms of caliber—the diameter of their projectile. These are the biggest of the big. Some are impractical showpieces built to satisfy the outsize egos of dictators such as Adolph Hitler and Saddam Hussein. Others are pure demonstrations of extreme gunsmithing. All of them pack a punch. Largest Muzzle-Loading Cannon The Tsar Cannon was cast in bronze in 1586 and weighs 40 tons. Its 35-inch bore and could fire about 1800 pounds of stone grapeshot, earning it the nickname the Russian Shotgun. It was never...
  • Stern (Anna Nicole's lawyer) IS the Dad

    09/26/2006 6:37:38 PM PDT · by Hildy · 140 replies · 5,460+ views
    Larry King Live | Sept.. 26, 2006 | Hildy
    Howard K. Stern just announced on Larry King that he's the Dad of Anna Nicole's Baby and that they're in love. That's all.
  • IDF fires artillery into Gaza after Kassam attack

    12/12/2005 8:22:10 PM PST · by SmithL · 5 replies · 287+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/12/5 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    The IDF fired artillery shells in the direction of missile launch sites in the northern Gaza strip Monday evening, following the launch of a Kassam rocket into the western Negev earlier that day. The rocket was fired from the town of Beit Hanun and landed on a road west of Sderot. Very light damage was caused but no one was wounded. The IDF's warning systems detected the rocket and subsequently initiated the "Red Dawn" plan, according to which the Sderot community was to raise its level of emergency alert, Army Radio reported.
  • UDOT admits it was at fault in backyard artillery accident

    05/22/2005 11:04:44 AM PDT · by JustReading · 23 replies · 816+ views
    DAILY HERALD ^ | Michael Rigert
    Friday, March 25, 2005 - 12:00 AM | UDOT admits it was at fault in backyard artillery accident Michael Rigert DAILY HERALD The Utah Department of Transportation said it was most definitely at fault when an artillery round that easily could have killed several people landed in a Pleasant Grove family's back yard Wednesday afternoon. The round was meant for avalanche control in Provo Canyon. Tom Hudachko, a Utah Department of Transportation spokesman, said crews were conducting avalanche control with the cannon in the vicinity of Slide Canyon and Lost Creek when the 105 mm howitzer projectile was launched over...
  • Woman who died with bear guru was duped.(Treadwell, environut)

    01/21/2005 7:51:46 PM PST · by SolidRedState · 205 replies · 4,956+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 1/16/2005 | Craig Medred
    For 16 months since Amie Huguenard and Timothy Treadwell died in the jaws of a bear at Kaflia Bay on the Katmai Coast, I have been waking up at night with thoughts of this 37-year-old Midwestern woman I never knew. I can't get free of the words in an e-mail from an old boyfriend, sent months after Huguenard's death. "Amie had a kind of naivete about her that added a real sweetness to her entire persona,'' Stephen Bunch wrote. "At times it was easy to convince her of things that were not entirely true. We would let her in on...
  • Runaway Jury: Do Not Run to See This Movie

    10/29/2003 2:06:44 PM PST · by what's up · 27 replies · 223+ views
    A couple infiltrates a jury (gun control case) so they can take a bribe from whichever legal team will offer the most money to get them to sway the jury one way or the other. You think through most of the movie that they are just crooks until the end when you find out that they are anti-gun activists: They take the gun industry's $15 million, but sway the decision the other way.
  • The .416 Rigby

    03/06/2003 1:16:34 PM PST · by 45Auto · 25 replies · 7,571+ views
    The American Rifleman ^ | 2002 | Joe Coogan
    THIRTY YARDS AWAY, THE DARK SHAPE OF A BUFFALO rose up out of waist-high grass and plunged straight for us. Before he’d moved more than a few yards, a 410-gr. solid bullet entered the tip of the outstretched bull’s nose and passed through his brain. The effect was dramatic: As if he’d hit an invisible brick wall, his head dropped, his legs buckled and his nose shoveled into the sand only a few yards from where he began his charge. It all happened in a flash of movement and reaction far quicker than the recounting of it. I looked from...
  • "My Jihad"

    09/15/2002 9:24:42 PM PDT · by AnnaZ · 5 replies · 200+ views
    (ugh!)Salon(sorry!) ^ | July 17, 2002 | By Laura Miller
    "My Jihad"American mujahedin Aukai Collins was a passionate convert to Islam. But his new memoir makes it clear that nothing got him more excited than the sound of a rocket-propelled grenade and the look in an enemy's eyes as he slit his throat.- - - - - - - - - - - -By Laura MillerJuly 17, 2002  |  What provokes a young American man to leave his comfortable and relatively peaceful homeland to fight for Islam in a miserable, war-ravaged nation halfway around the world? In the case of John Walker Lindh, who on Monday pled guilty to...