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  • It never leaves

    04/15/2024 9:25:55 AM PDT · by redcatcherb412 · 6 replies
    Its been 56 years and yet just the sound of these birds can get the adrenaline going and the pulse quickening. Slick driversIf you've never sat on the floor of a Huey holding on to the pilot seat frame as your slick was running balls out a hundred feet above the jungle headed into a hot firefight, door guns, mini guns and rocket pods blazing. Well, then at 18 years old you just never experienced one of the most intense adrenaline dumping events in your short life.
  • Audit: California Lost Track of $24 Billion Spent to Combat Homelessness

    04/12/2024 3:28:45 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/12/2024 | OLIVIA RONDEAU
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D) administration lost track of the $24 billion in taxpayer funds it spent over the past five years in an attempt to curb the state’s homelessness crisis, an audit has found. The California State Auditor’s report, released on April 9, detailed multiple “gaps” in accountability in regards to how the money was allocated during the 2018-2023 fiscal years. Lead auditor Grant Parks said the state “has not collected sufficient data” to prove that the billions of dollars improved the situation.
  • Navy says future drone wingmen need to come in under $15 million price point

    04/10/2024 4:40:23 PM PDT · by Fish Speaker · 23 replies
    Breaking Defense ^ | April 08, 2024 at 3:47 PM | Valerie Insinna
    EA AIR SPACE 2024 — The Navy is in the nascent stages of evaluating how to bring autonomous combat drones to the decks of aircraft carriers, but the service’s top official for unmanned programs says one thing is certain: The drones will have to be cheap, topping out at about $15 million per unit. To keep prices low, the Navy will likely sacrifice the longevity of each so-called Collaborative Combat Aircraft, said Rear Adm. Stephen Tedford, the Navy’s program executive for unmanned systems and weapons. Instead of being sustained over a 40-year lifecycle, a single drone could be catapulted and...
  • Attrition: Cheap Simulators Threaten U.S. Air Superiority

    01/22/2024 8:12:11 AM PST · by fireman15 · 27 replies
    Strategy Page The News as History ^ | 1/17/2006 | Strategy Page
    The biggest threat to American air superiority is not Russia selling high performance combat aircraft to countries like China, but the development of really inexpensive flight simulators. Over the last decade, computers have become a lot cheaper, and the graphics capability of these machines has skyrocketed. That's important in bringing the cost of realistic flight simulators down to a level that any country can afford. Until a decade ago, a realistic combat flight simulator cost about as much as the aircraft it was simulating. While that did reduce the cost (per "flying" hour) of pilots practicing, it was not enough...
  • Social Engineering Defeats Combat Capabilities

    12/04/2023 2:19:02 PM PST · by Retain Mike · 8 replies
    many | Dec 04 2023 | Self
    Obama’s defense department announcement on December 3 of 2015 allowing women in combat followed repeal of DADT. Defense secretary Ash Carter contended the decision followed a long period of study and vigorous debate. However, he managed through premeditated ignorance to find only those mutually supportive creatures that serve social agendas bringing future needless devastation to those who serve. The narrative results from the links which I hope are comprehensive, well chosen, and more important than the narrative.Most of the points highlighted about women in combat arose first when the decision was made to do away with DADT. Subsequently, the LGBTQ,...
  • World expert and film consultant debunks 3 gladiator myths

    11/14/2023 12:17:51 PM PST · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    Big Think ^ | NOVEMBER 14, 2023 | Jonny Thomson
    Gladiators fought in rounds, and there were referees to enforce rules. Only rarely were gladiators killed. KEY TAKEAWAYS: Gladiators rarely died in fights, as gladiatorial combat was more about demonstrating physical and mental endurance, martial skill, and athleticism. There were between 20 and 30 different styles of gladiatorial combat. Gladiators would adopt a style based on their body type and the choice of their trainers. Gladiatorial fights had rules, including fighting in rounds. Referees were present to enforce rules, caution fouls, and handle appeals. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ One of the most iconic moments in movie history is when Russell Crowe, dressed in...

    11/11/2023 6:56:39 AM PST · by pboyington · 12 replies
    Substack ^ | November 11, 2023 | Ray Starmann
    As Veterans’ Day arrives, it is important for those who have never served to take a moment to understand the solitary world of a vet. Millions of vets are and have been successful in all endeavors. They are doctors, lawyers, business people and a thousand other professions. Not all have PTSD; not all are the troubled, brooding, street corner homeless guy, although they exist and need help desperately. No matter how successful a vet might be materially, more often than not, vets are often alone, mentally and spiritually each day and for the rest of their lives. Vets’ stories are...
  • 79th Anniversary Of 81 Days In Combat

    09/20/2023 3:15:24 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 13 replies
    Security Cigars FUD ^ | 19 Sep 2023 | Eric
    I thought today I would related a real story of a real American soldier. A truly great soldier, an Army Tanker who served in combat in WW2 for 81 straight days. Let’s ponder that for a moment. Most of us can’t imagine 1 day in combat. I served for 100 hours in combat in 1991, just 4 days or so. This guy was in the fight, every day, for 81 days. This is insane. None of us today knows what this means. Here’s his story. He is, by the way, considered the American Tank Ace of Aces. Many of you...
  • GCAP fighter design to fly within 5 years, as BAE eyes potential export market

    07/07/2023 4:41:06 AM PDT · by Fish Speaker · 19 replies
    Breaking Defense ^ | July 06, 2023 at 6:45 AM | Andrew White
    WARTON, United Kingdom — BAE Systems executives this week expressed confidence that the Global Combat Air Platform (GCAP), currently in development with Italy and Japan, will achieve its projected in-service date of 2035, with a “manned, supersonic and low observable jet” demonstrator taking flight within the next five years. And more than that, the company leaders believe they can find an export market of “several hundred” jets globally. Meeting with the media at BAE Systems’ assembly plant in Warton, Lancashire, Herman Claesen, BAE Systems’ Future Combat Air System Managing Director, called the international export of GCAP a “key feature” in...
  • Our ‘DOUR COMBAT with the powers of evil’

    05/24/2023 7:48:53 AM PDT · by JosephJames · 1 replies
    Spiritual Food Blogspot ^ | May 16, 2023 | Rev. Joseph Dwight
    Even though JOSEPH GOEBBELS was the Reich Minister of propaganda (1933-1945), he often spoke openly about the strategy of the Reich propaganda. He said: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the...
  • Biden establishes government task force to combat antisemitism

    12/12/2022 4:59:24 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    The hill ^ | 12/12/2022 | Brett Samuels
    President Biden will establish a task force to coordinate government efforts to address antisemitism and other forms of religious bigotry, the White House said Monday, in the wake of a rise in antisemitic rhetoric from high-profile public figures. Biden is creating an interagency group led by the staff at the Domestic Policy Council and the National Security Council, press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement. The group’s first order of business will be to formulate a national strategy to counter antisemitism.
  • Biden to take on ‘junk fees’ as part of his plan to combat inflation

    10/26/2022 9:30:42 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/26/2022 | ALEX GANGITANO
    President Biden on Wednesday announced that the administration will take on so-called junk fees as a way to help bring down costs for Americans during high inflation. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is taking new steps to eliminate billions in banking fees, hidden charges and added fees on cable bills, airline tickets and hotel bookings. “Today my administration is announcing new actions to lower the costs of everyday living for American families, to put more money in the pockets of middle income and working class Americans, to hold big corporations accountable,” Biden said in remarks at the White House. The...
  • Musk challenges Putin to ‘single combat’ over Ukraine, Russia responds: 'Weakling' (NOT the Bee)

    03/14/2022 7:50:20 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 29 replies
    FOX News ^ | Danielle Wallace
    Tesla CEO and SpaceX founder Elon Musk wrote to his 77.7 million Twitter followers on Monday that he was challenging Russian President Vladimir Putin to single combat and wagering Ukraine.
  • Zelensky Calls on European Citizens with ‘Combat Experience’ to Help Defend Ukraine

    02/25/2022 5:25:33 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/25/2022 | Nick Gilbertson
    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is calling upon European citizens with combat experience to travel to Ukraine and fight against Russia. Zelensky’s plea to Europeans came in a speech Friday:
  • Navy combat ship USS Milwaukee sidelined over COVID outbreak

    12/24/2021 5:47:57 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 52 replies
    Nypost ^ | 12/24/2021 | Kenneth Garger
    A US Navy combat ship has delayed its deployment to South America due to a COVID-19 outbreak among the crew, officials said Friday. The USS Milwaukee, which deployed from Mayport, Fla. on Dec. 15 will remain in port at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, where it had stopped for a scheduled visit.
  • Social Engineering Defeats Combat

    12/03/2021 4:44:40 PM PST · by Retain Mike · 5 replies
    self | December 3, 2021 | Self
    Obama’s defense department announcement on December 3 of 2015 about women in combat following repeal of DADT demonstrates attachment to a political ideology fueled by arrogance and reinforced by premeditated ignorance. The defense secretary Ash Carter’s supposed managing any long period of study and vigorous debate sought only those mutually supportive creatures that have metastasized throughout the military to serve a social agenda bringing future needless devastation.Most of the points highlighted about women in combat arose first when the decision was made to do away with DADT and invite the LGBTQ (whatever?) community into the mainstream of military operations. In...
  • China’s ‘One-Child Army’ Suffers From Low Morale, Lack of Combat Experience

    11/26/2021 8:13:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 11/26/2021 | Antonio Graceffo
    News AnalysisChina’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is weakened by low morale and lack of combat experience. “Good steel does not become nails,” so goes the Chinese saying, which means good, talented people do not become soldiers.The one-child policy, a cultural lack of respect for soldiers, poor pay, a deficiency of combat experience, and a need to protect the borders makes the PLA much less effective than the U.S. military.Low MoraleJapanese and American military experts speculate the PLA troops suffer from low morale. This is partly due to the low status of soldiers in Chinese society. And also owing to the...
  • Illinois family outraged at no murder charge in teen’s death due to ‘mutual combat’

    10/01/2021 5:36:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    The Grio via Yahoo ^ | 10/01/21 | Biba Adams
    “How is it mutual combat when my son didn’t have anything to combat with?” asks Manuel Porties of the state’s attorney’s office decision. An Illinois family mourning the death of their 18-year-old son is outraged that no murder charges will be filed in conjunction with his death due to what prosecutors are calling “mutual combat.” Manuel Porties, Jr. was killed Tuesday after being stabbed to death during a recorded, planned fight in Schaumburg, a town located 30 miles east of Chicago. According to WGN 9, video of the fight shows Porties Jr. being punched in the face by a 17-year-old,...
  • The Post-War Silence Can be Deafening. Combat Veterans Finally Have a Platform to Share Their Voice

    08/03/2021 5:34:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | August 3, 2021 | Jason Piccolo
    The 9/11 attacks changed the Nation's dynamic, a newfound sense of patriotism not felt since World War 2 began. On September 20, 2001, George W. Bush stood before the Nation proclaiming, "Our war on terror begins with al-Qaeda, but it does not end there. It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped, and defeated." So, the long war began, with an entire generation growing up knowing nothing but war. Millions deployed to combat zones worldwide for this new form of warfare termed the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). Podcasting flourished during the GWOT...
  • McConnell to run pro-vaccine ads in Kentucky to combat ‘bad advice’

    07/28/2021 9:17:30 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 39 replies
    NY Post ^ | 07/28/2021 | Mark Moore
    Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, a proponent of the coronavirus vaccine, said he will work to counter misinformation about the shots by mounting an ad blitz in his home state of Kentucky. ​”There is bad advice out there, you know. Apparently you see that all over the place: people practicing medicine without a license, giving bad advice. And that bad advice should be ignored,” McConnell told Reuters in an interview published Wednesday. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky on Tuesday issued new guidelines that call for even fully vaccinated people to wear masks indoors in areas where...