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  • A Navy carrier just broke the record for dropping bombs on ISIS

    04/21/2016 2:23:28 PM PDT · by Smittie · 48 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/21/2016 | Logan Nye
    The USS Harry S. Truman is celebrating the work of its crew after setting the record for ordnance dropped on ISIS. The Truman launched over 1,118 ordinance pieces against terrorist targets over the past five months, surpassing the 1,085 dropped by the USS Theodore Roosevelt's pilots in 2015. The Truman’s Carrier Air Wing 7 flew 1,407 combat sorties and dropped over 580 tons of ordnance on the Islamic State. “Since our arrival in the Arabian Gulf, the Truman Strike Group has been conducting operations around the clock,” Capt. Ryan B. Scholl, Truman’s commanding officer, told a Navy journalist. “This deployment...
  • Latest Marquette poll in Wisconsin shows Cruz pulling away: Cruz 40%; Trump 30%; Kasich 21%

    03/30/2016 10:18:38 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 204 replies
    Twitter ^ | 3/30/16 | Leon H. Wolf
    Latest MU Law poll in Wisconsin GOP primary (change from last): Cruz 40 (+21) Trump 30 (0) Kasich 21 (+13) Kasich will cost Cruz delegates. — Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) March 30, 2016
  • DRUDGE SIREN: SEN. SESSIONS TO ENDORSE TRUMP

    02/28/2016 1:44:06 PM PST · by cdnerds · 595 replies
    http://drudgereport.com/ ^ | 2/28/2016 | Drudge Report
    DRUDGE SIREN: SEN. SESSIONS TO ENDORSE TRUMP No link to a website yet
  • The Faculty Backward Network

    02/16/2016 5:12:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 16, 2016 | Mike Adams
    Author's Note: The email referenced in this column was composed by Chris Moore of East Carolina University, Michael Behrent of Appalachian State University, Jason Sturdevant of North Carolina State University, and Altha Cravey of the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. Please feel free to email these public servants with your thoughts.Dear Faculty Forward Network (info@facultyforwardnetwork.org): I received your recent email on educational inclusiveness and diversity with great interest. I have written three books, spoken on 88 university campuses, and written approximately 1000 columns on the subject in the last 13 years. This was the first time I've ever...
  • Sarah Palin Speaks at HUGE Donald Trump Rally in Tulsa, OK (1-20-16 Video)

    01/20/2016 12:38:51 PM PST · by CedarDave · 69 replies
    Right Side Broadcasting ^ | January 20, 2016 | Right Side Broadcasting
    Wednesday, January 20, 2016: GOP Presidential front-runner Donald Trump held a massive campaign rally in Tulsa, OK at the Mabee Center. Mr. Trump brought former Alaska Governor and 2008 GOP Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin with him- and she spoke for about 20 minutes to a fired up crowd of an estimated 20,000 supporters.
  • Islamist rebel blown up in Hama while filming video

    11/27/2015 8:46:38 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 71 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 28 Nov, 2015 | Daily Mail Posting
    A video has surfaced online showing an islamist rebel being blown up by a mortar round from the Assad regime mortar.
  • Possibly Unlawful Russian Air Strikes. Entire Extended Family (of Rebel leader) Killed in Homs

    10/26/2015 6:57:58 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 78 replies
    hrw.org ^ | October 25, 2015 | hrw.org
    (New York) – At least two air strikes in northern Homs on October 15, 2015, that local residents believed to be Russian, apparently violated the laws of war. The air strikes killed a total of 59 civilians, residents said, including 33 children and a commander of the local armed opposition group. Russia should investigate the attacks. The deadliest attack hit a house in the village of Ghantou, where the extended Assaf family had taken shelter, killing a reported 46 family members, all civilians, including 32 children and 12 women, first responders and local activists said. The victims were related to...
  • 79-year-old explosive enthusiast's death not likely caused by dynamite on property, police say

    09/12/2015 2:00:10 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 17 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | September 12, 2015 | John Counts
    Though Elwood Hansen's rural property had both ample amounts of fireworks and dynamite on it, authorities don't think the explosives had anything to do with what blew up his solidly built, 140-year-old stone house while he was inside. The 79-year-old Bridgewater Township man was likely asleep in his bedroom when he was killed in the blast around 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning, said Michigan State Police Sgt. Chuck Bachmeier. At least one of his two dogs also died in the explosion. The other was unaccounted for. No one else was injured, according to Bachmeier. A neighbor told The News Hansen, who...
  • China explosion: City of Shandong rocked as huge blast rips through chemical factory

    08/31/2015 11:49:43 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 62 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | August 31, 2015 | Alex Wellman
    A massive explosion has ripped through a region in China. (snip) The explosion was seen and heard in the industrial zone of Lijin, Dongying City of Shandong, just before 11.30pm local time.
  • Massive Explosion in China's Tinajin

    08/12/2015 11:03:18 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 264 replies
    Footage circulating online appears to show a massive explosion in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin, the cause of which is not yet known. The explosion reportedly occurred at the Tianjin Binhai New Development Zone at about 23:30 (15:30 GMT). Pictures and video footage shared on social media suggest a number of people were wounded by the blast. Several nearby tower blocks are without power, according to the Chine
  • BOOM – Univision Reluctantly Reports Donald Trump Leading With Latino Republicans….

    08/04/2015 11:52:34 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 22 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | August 5, 2015 | sundance
    Donald Trump previously said: “I will win the Hispanic vote in this election“. Guess what? He’s right. In a Public Policy Polling survey, Trump leads with 34% of Hispanic voters, surpassing Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. What makes this poll even more delicious, is that it had to be reported on Univision: ROGELIO MORA TAGLE, CORRESPONDENT: And it’s that upon launching his campaign, Trump said among other things that the people who emigrate from Mexico bring to the United States drugs, crime and are rapists. Those comments, for 55% of those polled, are insulting and racist, and out...
  • Fireworks-filled van explodes on California freeway (Barstow)

    07/02/2015 5:53:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 60 replies
    AP on SFGate.com ^ | 7/2/15 | Associated Press
    BARSTOW, Calif. (AP) — A box van packed with fireworks exploded and burned to the ground on a Southern California freeway Thursday, clogging the main road between Los Angeles and Las Vegas at the beginning of the Fourth of July holiday weekend. The Chevrolet van caught fire shortly before 1:30 p.m. Thursday on southbound Interstate 15 near the Nevada border, briefly closing southbound lanes for nearly an hour and backing up traffic several miles into Nevada, said California Highway Patrol Officer Ryan Camara. No one was injured.
  • China's Record Boom Looking A Lot Like A Bust

    05/15/2015 5:27:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    IBD ^ | 05/15/2015
    Based on projections, China's population will start shrinking in 2026. It will then be a nation in decline. After all, no economy can grow robustly when it is getting smaller and its population is aging. Just don't tell that to Chinese officials, who are doubling down on interest rate cuts and stimulus plans that will go nowhere. Printing money always sounds good at the time, but it just ends up paying off past debts — not creating investments or consumer-led growth. The big problem is that half of China's debt is tied to its overbuilt real estate market — so...
  • Crater collapse causes lava explosion on Hawaii's Kilauea

    05/04/2015 11:32:13 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 10 replies
    AP ^ | May 3 , 2015 | CALEB JONES
    Molten lava, rocks and gas went flying through the air on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano after an explosion was caused by the partial collapse of a crater wall. The collapse triggered a small explosion, spreading lava and debris around the rim of Kilauea's Halemaumau Crater, the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory says. Janet Babb, a geologist with the USGS, compared the blast on Sunday to taking a hammer to the top of a bottle of champagne.
  • The M-9 Bazooka Blew Things Up Real Good

    03/13/2015 8:57:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    War is Boring ^ | March 12, 2015 | Paul Richard Huard
    In 1945, Wilbur “Bill” Brunger was an engineer with the U.S. Army, and it was his job to break things. Namely, three underpasses on the Autobahn near Dortmund, Germany. He had to break the underpasses, so the rubble would block the road from any attacking enemy vehicles. But as Brunger and a squad of soldiers attempted to take control of the underpasses, they spotted German armored half-tracks coming their way. Fortunately, he had the right tool for the job at hand—an M-9 Recoilless Rocket Launcher—better known as a “bazooka.” Brunger fired a round at one of the half-tracks.
  • Syria's al-Nusra Front commander 'killed in strike'

    03/06/2015 2:51:57 AM PST · by csvset · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 6 March 2015 | BBC
    The military chief of Syria's al-Nusra Front militant group has been killed in an air strike, the jihadist group has said on social media. Three other leaders were killed along with Abu Homam al-Shami, it says. Syria's state-run news agency said the army had targeted Nusra leaders as they met in northern Idlib province, the Associated Press reported. Al-Nusra is one of the most powerful groups fighting the army and has long been seen as an affiliate of al-Qaeda. It was involved in a major attack on the Air Force Intelligence headquarters in the embattled city of Aleppo on Wednesday.
  • Pigeons Sitting on Stacked Containers Blasted by Tomahawk Missile

    02/09/2015 5:53:55 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 52 replies
    gCaptain ^ | February 9, 2015 | Rob Almeida
    This video sequence filmed on 27 January 2015 offshore California near San Nicolas Island shows a Tomahawk Block IV missile launched from USS Kidd (DDG 100) and then followed by an F/A-18 until it eventually plows through a stack of containers stacked atop a moving ship. This is the first time a Tomahawk missile has been used to hit a moving maritime target, according to the U.S. Navy.
  • Cause of loud booms a mystery (Ohio)

    11/16/2014 6:43:23 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 57 replies
    WHIO.com ^ | 11/16/2014
    Breaking News Staff Residents across southern Montgomery County and northern Warren County Sunday night heard three large booms. The noises happened around 7 p.m., and prompted several calls to area 911 dispatchers and our newsroom. One Miamisburg man said the loud booms sounded like an explosion, and that the last one sounded louder than the first.
  • Luckiest Guy in ISIS Dodges Massive U.S. Airstrike (video)

    10/27/2014 2:05:57 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 15 replies
    Radix News ^ | October 27, 2014 | Rojava Xweseriya
    Check out the guy walking — then running — away from this U.S. airstrike on an ISIS position near Kobane. Actually the third detonation may have gotten him, hard to tell. But the spot where he was 10 seconds earlier was gone. Also looks like there was another guy there who just vanishes, maybe he got his wish to die a shahid.
  • Extraordinary moment massive US airstrike obliterated jihadis' emblem flying on hill above Kobane

    10/23/2014 11:49:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 23, 2014 | Amanda Williams
    The Islamic State's black jihadist flag has been obliterated in a devastating airstrike by American forces on a Kobane hillside controlled by the militant group. In a series of images, what appears to be a lone ISIS militant can first be seen standing by the flag on Tilsehir hill near the Turkish border - after the terrorist group seized control of the strategically important hilltop 4km west of the town. Just moments later the hillside erupts into flames as the solitary flag guard looks on - and the fighter appears to stand his ground against the ferocious power of the...
  • Clerk Who Boxes Beats up Would-Be Robbery Suspect

    10/07/2014 10:15:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 7, 2014
    A would-be robbery suspect was beaten up when he found out the hard way that a convenience store clerk on the University of Pittsburgh campus is also a former Golden Gloves boxing champ. The boxer, Eric Sydnor, told KDKA-TV he just did what he had to do when 45-year-old Leverett Johnson walked into the convenience store with a gun Saturday night. "He got slammed," Sydnor told the station. Johnson was still in the hospital Tuesday, recovering from the beating Sydnor administered, police said.
  • Injuries in explosives factory blast in north-west Bulgaria

    10/02/2014 4:09:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Sofia Globe ^ | 10/1/2014
    At least three people were injured in a powerful blast at an explosives factory in Gorni Lom in Bulgaria’s Vidin region on October 1. Unconfirmed media reports said that about 15 people were on shift at the time of the explosion and it was feared that they were dead. Two of the injured were admitted to hospital in Montana for treatment for fractures while another victim was in hospital in Vidin. None was in critical condition, reports said. The scene of the blast was inaccessible because of secondary explosions. It also emerged that the Midzhur plant had a bad track...
  • Coast Guard Fires on Iranian Boat

    08/27/2014 3:20:37 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 21 replies
    Newser ^ | Aug 27, 2014 | Rob Quinn
    An Iranian boat that pointed a machine gun at the crew of a US Coast Guard cutter took off after the Americans fired a warning shot in response, the Navy says. Military officials say the Monomoy, one of the Coast Guard vessels patrolling international waters in the Persian Gulf, dispatched an inflatable boat to investigate the Iranian-flagged dhow—a traditional sailing vessel used for fishing and trading—and fired in self-defense after the dhow's gunner charged and aimed his weapon, Stars and Stripes reports. The Navy says no Americans were injured in the incident and it's not clear whether the dhow was...
  • The Hidden Gloom Underlying California's 'Boom'

    07/31/2014 7:08:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    RCM ^ | 07/31/2014 | By Carson Bruno
    Good news, in 2013, California's economy grew faster than the nation's - 2 percent vs. 1.8 percent. Many have used this as vindication that California's progressive policies, ranging from the 2012 Proposition 30 tax increases to implementation of AB 32's cap-and-trade scheme, are not hindering growth (some even suggest such policies are aiding the growth). However, focusing on the statewide number masks the bad news; California's growth is vastly inconsistent across its regions. And if we explore those differences - using Bureau of Economic Analysis 2001-to-2012 metropolitan-area statistics adjusted for inflation using the CPI-U-RS - the Golden State looks like...
  • Things That Go Boom!

    07/13/2014 10:36:43 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/13/2014 | N/A
    12 film clips of bridges, buildings, power plants etc being demo'd. They all blowed-up real good. Except for the one spectator who got a chunk of metal in his leg...
  • Explosion Kills 2 at Escambia County Jail in Pensacola, Florida

    05/01/2014 2:41:40 AM PDT · by csvset · 5 replies
    NBC ^ | May 1, 2014 | Cassandra Vinograd and Jason Cumming
    At least two inmates died and more than 100 other people were injured when an apparent gas explosion collapsed part of a county jail in Pensacola, Florida, on Wednesday. The blast occurred at the Escambia County Jail's Central Booking Facility at around 11 p.m. local time (midnight Thursday ET), officials said. Kathleen Castro, the county’s public information officer, confirmed the deaths to NBC News and said the both prisoners and corrections officials were among the wounded. About 600 prisoners were in the building at the time. Uninjured inmates were being moved to other detention facilities, authorities added. A victim of...
  • Artillery Solutions: Hawkeye 105mm Weapon System (And you can mount it into your truck!)

    03/27/2014 10:13:01 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 41 replies
    Mandus Group ^ | Current | Mandus Group
    Youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y042UlZRxEo The Hawkeye 105mm Weapon System is a lightweight, modular, high-performance howitzer designed to be integrated with many types of combat transportation. By utilizing emerging technologies, it will set the standard for light artillery in the areas of firepower, tactical mobility, strategic deployability and command and control. The Hawkeye will be a superior alternative to existing weapon systems such as the 106mm Recoilless Rifle, 120mm Mortar, and other 105mm artillery systems due to its low cost precision strike capability. The Hawkeye has incorporated a groundbreaking modular design. Due to its lightweight and low recoil forces it can be...
  • Suicide Bomb Instructor Accidentally Kills Iraqi Pupils

    "BAGHDAD — A group of Sunni militants attending a suicide bombing training class at a camp north of Baghdad were killed on Monday when their commander unwittingly conducted a demonstration with a belt that was packed with explosives, army and police officials said."
  • Military Photo of the Day

    01/19/2014 6:34:40 AM PST · by frankenMonkey · 8 replies
    MILPOD ^ | 19 Jan 2014 | MILPOD
    Sgt. Richard A. Darvial and Spc. Corey C. Canterbury, Bayonet Company, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force No Slack, fire mortar rounds from a ridge overlooking the Ganjgal Valley in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar Province. Dec. 2010.U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell.
  • Meteorologist: Loud boom that shook the Brainerd lakes area seems consistent with meteor event

    12/30/2013 12:46:01 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 18 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 12-30-13 | AP
    BRAINERD, Minn. — Residents in the Brainerd lakes area reported seeing flashes of light streaking across the sky and hearing a boom that rattled homes and buildings, and meteorologists say the reports are consistent with a meteor event. The reports started flowing in to authorities on Friday between 9:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., the Brainerd Dispatch reported (http://bit.ly/1cPPrbq ). Some residents said they saw a turquoise streak light up the sky, and others say a bright light illuminated their homes, even darkened rooms where the drapes were closed.
  • Israeli rockets strike Damascus military site - reports (Videos)

    05/04/2013 8:37:07 PM PDT · by silentknight · 74 replies
    RT News ^ | Published time: May 05, 2013 00:02 | Staff
    <p>Fresh strikes in Syria. Large explosions reported in Damascus and in northern Syria.</p>
  • 7 Reasons Why Oil Prices Won't Plunge

    04/30/2013 1:38:33 AM PDT · by Laurent.w · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 29th 2013 | Christopher Helman
    U.S. oil output is now at 6.5 million bbl per day, in third place after Saudi Arabia and Russia (both at roughly 9.8 million bpd). There are seven good reasons why we will not see a sustained plunge in crude. - The decline rate in the Gulf of Mexico, for instance, is 23%, with the North Sea is about 10%. That means the industry needs to develop a new Saudi Arabia every two years, just to stay even. - Despite the enormous growth in the U.S., the costs of getting that oil out are growing at unprecedented rates. Bernstein figures...
  • OECD Says Oil Prices Could Reach $150-$270 By 2020

    03/23/2013 2:33:16 PM PDT · by Laurent.w · 32 replies
    4-traders ^ | 6 March 2013 | Jenny Gross
    Oil prices could rise to anywhere between $150 and $270 a barrel by 2020 as demand growth in emerging markets like India and China out paces expected supply, the OECD said Wednesday. The report shows the central role that Asian oil demand will play in determining prices, even as the U.S. reduces its need for energy imports amid a surge in its unconventional hydrocarbons production. Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Energy reported China overtook the U.S. as the world's largest net oil importer.
  • Any jobs in Texas or North Dakota Oil Patch?

    01/30/2013 3:03:05 PM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 57 replies
    Vanity | January 30, 2013 | Mutt the Hoople
    I just lost my job last Friday. I have a Petroleum Engineering degree and a Civil Engineering license. I have over 12 years experience in Geotechnical work. I'm proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and several Engineering programs. I also know how to work manual labor for 12 hour shifts or more.
  • The Most Accurate Economist On Wall Street Sees A Big Bullish Wildcard For America

    12/21/2012 1:32:51 PM PST · by blam · 10 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-21-2012 | Sam Ro
    The Most Accurate Economist On Wall Street Sees A Big Bullish Wildcard For America Sam RoDec. 21, 2012, 2:05 PM One of the most bullish economic stories in the world has been the recent recovery of the U.S. housing market. Maury Harris, UBS's Chief U.S. Economist, is particularly optimistic considering the snapback of housing formation, which is now back above 1 million per year. We recently had lunch with Harris, who is repeatedly recognized as the most accurate economist on Wall Street and is one of Bloomberg's 50 most influential people in the world. Harris pointed to one housing market...
  • Church Explodes on Thieves: 'God Watches Over the Evil and the Good'

    12/16/2012 9:24:48 AM PST · by Gamecock · 10 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | Dec 16, 2012 | Sami K. Martin
    A church explosion took two thieves by surprise during the middle of an attempted robbery. Police are asking for the public's help in bringing the two men to justice. "Our security alarms went off at 2 a.m. on Wednesday, and that's when our church member Homer Pate notified the Harris County Sheriff's department of the robbery," deacon Michael Kirtley told ABC News. According to Kirtley, two men apparently tried to steal the copper from the Westway Baptist Church's electric cable. Instead, what they managed to leave with were burns that would most likely require medical attention. Surveillance footage captured the...
  • Sudan blames Israel for Khartoum arms factory blast

    10/24/2012 11:42:18 PM PDT · by csvset · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | 24 October 2012 | BBC
    The Sudanese government says it believes Israel was responsible for explosions at a military factory in the capital Khartoum on Tuesday. Culture and Information Minister Ahmed Bilal Osman said four Israeli planes attacked the factory and two people were killed. Israel has not commented. Sudan has blamed Israel for such attacks in the past. Correspondents say Israel believes weapons are being smuggled through the region to Gaza. Leaked US State Department documents three years ago suggested that Sudan was secretly supplying Iranian arms to Hamas in the Gaza Strip. In April 2011, Khartoum held Israel responsible for an air strike...
  • Ezra Klei of WaPo: Five reasons the economy may be about to boom

    09/05/2012 9:36:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Washingto (Com)Post ^ | 09/05/2012 | Ezra Klein
    <p>1. “The housing sector is improving. … the first signs of renewal have appeared: prices are rising in almost half of the country’s major housing markets. Pent-up demand is huge. Goldman Sachs expects housing starts to hit 1.4m annually by 2015, up from 700,000 this year. After 2015, the total will rise further and boost GDP, as household formation rates and the starts-to-population ratio revert to historical norms.”</p>
  • North Dakota Boom Shows Importance Of Free Markets

    07/21/2012 9:33:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    IBD ^ | 07/21/2012 | Michael Barone
    This is a tale of two cities. No, not Dickens' phlegmatic London and passionate Paris. Nor the two neighborhoods Charles Murray contrasted in his recent best-seller "Coming Apart" — prosperous but isolated Belmont (actually, Mitt Romney's home for decades) and needy and disorganized Fishtown. These two cities have names you may not recognize but which you have probably read about in the last few years: Fremont and Williston. Fremont, Calif., is the southernmost city in California's East Bay, just around the corner from (well, a few freeway exits away from) Silicon Valley. It's not as upscale as Palo Alto or...
  • 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...
  • TSA Unable To Detect 33% Of Land Mines Sent Through Security

    05/05/2012 10:08:01 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies
    Jalopnik - Planelopnik News ^ | May 2, 2012 | Matt Hardigree
    TSA Unable To Detect 33% Of Land Mines Sent Through Security A mechanical engineer from the Army's Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey was stopped by TSA officers at Newark Airport after they found two Claymore mines in her bag. This would be a victory for the TSA had they not just let the woman's co-worker through with a similar mine in their checked baggage. Which government agency deserves your scorn, the one whose employees tried to bring anti-personnel mines (even inert ones) on a plane or the one whose employees didn't detect a third of them?
  • Warning! Be Careful Out there!

    04/24/2012 12:17:04 PM PDT · by JDoutrider · 35 replies
    XXXX County Transportation Service ^ | 4/19/12 | County authorities
    From: XXX County Transportation Adopt a Highway Subject: BE CAREFUL! A warning we have been made aware of states that kids are putting Drano, tin foil, and water into plastic drink bottles, capping it up and leaving it on lawns, gardens, driveways, in mail boxes just waiting for you to pick it up with the intention of putting it into the rubbish bags. Know that you may never make it! If the bottle is picked up, shaken, even just a little, in about thirty seconds or less, it can build up sufficient gas to explode with enough force to remove...
  • (US Forest Service Standard Procedure) Yes, There Is a Right Way to Blow Up an Animal Carcass

    04/18/2012 7:18:50 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    IO9 ^ | Apr 18, 2012 | Robert T. Gonzalez
    Yes, there is a right way to blow up an animal carcass This, according to the US Forest Service document entitled "Obliterating Animal Carcasses with Explosives," is the right way. See those rectangles? Those represent sticks of dynamite. Their placement demonstrates how they should be positioned in order to achieve what the document calls "total obliteration." Pro-tip: The diagram up top illustrates how to explode a carcass when it needs to be eliminated quickly and absolutely. Under less urgent circumstances, the explosive placement illustrated below (corresponding to "partial obliteration") should suffice. Pro-tip #2: In some cases, it is probably best...
  • Newt smacks Romney down and destroys his aspirations!

    01/21/2012 4:40:25 PM PST · by Vendome · 33 replies
    Vanity | 1/21/2012 | Vendome
    Newt TKO's Romney by 10!
  • ECRI Recession Watch: Decline In Growth Index Continues To Moderate

    11/19/2011 3:44:17 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies
    Advisor Perspectives ^ | 11-18-2011 | Doug Short
    ECRI Recession Watch: Decline In Growth Index Continues To Moderate By Doug Short November 18, 2011 The Weekly Leading Index (WLI) growth indicator of the Economic Cycle Research Institute (ECRI) posted -7.9 in its latest reading, data through November 11. The latest public data point is less negative than last week's -8.5 and continues the trend off its interim low of -10.1 on October 14. Last week I posted the November 7th CNBC interview with Lakshman Achuthan, the Co-founder of ECRI. I'm again including video because ECRI continues to feature it on their website here, which I see as evidence...
  • Double your salary in the middle of nowhere, North Dakota (oil boom)

    10/06/2011 4:23:37 AM PDT · by EBH · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/28/11 | Blake Ellis
    Believe it or not, a place exists where companies are hiring like crazy, and you can make $15 an hour serving tacos, $25 an hour waiting tables and $80,000 a year driving trucks. You just have to move to North Dakota. Specifically, to one of the tiny towns surrounding the oil-rich Bakken formation, estimated to hold anywhere between 4 billion and 24 billion barrels of oil. Oil companies have only recently discovered ways to tap this reserve. And along with the manpower needed to extract the oil, the town is now scrambling to find workers to support the new rush...
  • Government dollars fuel wealth: D.C. enclaves reap rewards of contracting boom

    08/16/2011 6:10:57 AM PDT · by PGR88 · 7 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 16, 2011 | Annie Gowen
    Millions of dollars worth of federal contracts transformed Anita Talwar from a government accounting clerk into a wealthy woman — one who can afford a $2.8 million home in the Washington suburbs with its own elevator, wine cellar and Swarovski crystal chandeliers. Talwar, a 59-year-old immigrant from India, had no idea that she and her husband would amass a small fortune when she launched a company providing tech support to the federal government in 1987. But she shrewdly took advantage of programs for minority-owned small businesses and rode a boom in federal contracting. Talwar’s success — and that of hundreds...
  • LNG tank valve won't release gas. Help.

    07/24/2011 3:23:13 PM PDT · by VA Voter · 152 replies
    7/24/2011 | self
    I filled a 20lb LNG tank this afternoon and now with the valve open it won't release the gas. BBQ ruined. The guy where I got the gas says the valve is stuck or broken closed inside. Is there anything I can do?
  • Reserve Soldiers Train On New, Big Gun At Camp Ripley (MN)

    06/22/2011 9:15:05 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 31 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 6/22/11 | WCCO Staff
    Minnesota soldiers got a chance to train with the latest and greatest in new weapons on Wednesday at Camp Ripley. It’s the M-777 canon designed to hit a target with near complete accuracy up to 15 miles away. The state of Minnesota now has 12 of the big guns and Minnesota National Guard troops had a chance to fire the weapons up. “Two million dollars for a Howitzer, you can’t put a price on a life. It’s a small price to pay, if we can keep our soldiers alive down range,” said Minnesota National Guard Capt. Steve Hall. The soldiers...
  • May housing starts rise 3.5% after rough April

    06/16/2011 7:10:23 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 5 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 6.16.11 | Greg Robb
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Ground-breaking on new U.S. housing units recovered a bit in May after a sharp drop in April, but remained well below levels that would provide any boost to the economy. Starts rose 3.5% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 560,000, but remain 5.6% below March, the Commerce Department said. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch were expecting a smaller gain, with starts forecasted to rise to a 550,000 rate. See MarketWatch calendar with forecasts of major indicators.