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  • Mongolian woman mummy buried a thousand a years ago wearing 'ADIDAS boots' [tr]

    04/12/2017 1:07:56 PM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 12, 2017 | Will Stewart
    Intriguing new details have emerged about a medieval mummy known for her 'Adidas' boots - which she wore more than a millennia ago. The body of the woman was discovered a year ago this week in the Altai mountains region of Mongolia. And her body and possessions remained so remarkably preserved that experts are still uncovering some of the secrets they keep. Now, scientists have discovered that the mummy suffered a significant blow to the head before her death.
  • 'There are SWASTIKAS on the bottom!' Boot brand is forced to recall footwear after customers complai

    01/14/2017 7:25:25 PM PST · by EveningStar · 80 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | January 10, 2017 | Miranda Bryan
    Full title: 'There are SWASTIKAS on the bottom!' Boot brand is forced to recall footwear after customers complain the soles are covered with inappropriate symbols A shoe manufacturer has said it will recall one of its boots after customers complained that the sole was decorated with swastikas. The issue emerged after a customer told of his shock after receiving his new boots and shared an image of the underside of his boot - which appeared to feature swastikas - online. Makers of the Polar Fox boot, which is still on sale on Amazon for $38.99, claim they were unaware of...
  • First Photos Of US Soldiers In Syria Released

    05/27/2016 5:29:15 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 6 replies
    Zerhedge ^ | May 27, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Following the propagandist double-speak gushing forth from the Obama administration over when a "boot on the ground" in Syria is a "boot on the ground," the following photographs via Agence France-Presse confirm US special operation forces in a rural village 40 miles from Raqqa. As The Guardian reports, the Pentagon press secretary, resisted commenting on the photographs and would only describe the US special operations forces’ mission in generic terms, despite the fact that these troops are at the frontline of fighting when President Obama assured America that forces are consistently behind the forward lines. In April, State Department spokesman...
  • The Never-Ending Greatness of L.L. Bean's Boots

    03/29/2016 11:03:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | March 28, 2016 | Michael Paterniti
    Come close. They won't bite though some have been gnawed upon, chewed, and bitten themselves (mostly by labs and golden retrievers, if social media is the source). Weirdly, the weathered boots piled into a bin, located in a far-off corner of the factory, don't smell so bad either. It's hard not to want to touch them, to trace their wrinkles. Each boot carries its own landscape of dings and dust, faded in its own peculiar shade, with its own particular history.
  • Listen to this freaky recording that is used to train elite soldiers to survive (TRUNC)

    12/19/2015 1:50:18 PM PST · by Mariner · 49 replies
    Business Insider ^ | December 17th, 2015 | By Amanda Macias
    Anyone who has ever attended the US Navy's Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape school will never forget Rudyard Kipling's poem "Boots," according to SERE graduate and Navy veteran Ward Carroll. Carroll, who attended SERE in 1984, particularly remembers Kipling reciting his poem "Boots" over and over again in a very haunting voice while he was detained in a small cell. SERE school is designed to train US troops on how to survive if they are captured and tortured. Recruits enter a simulated prisoner of war camp that retired Navy SEAL Brandon Webb explained was a "boot camp on steroids," in...
  • Obama sends 'less than 50' troops to Syria

    10/30/2015 4:03:31 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 56 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 30, 2015 | Nicole Duran, Charles Hoskinson
    President Obama has authorized sending "less than 50" special operations forces to work in Syria with "local opposition" forces to "train, advise and assist" them in their fight against the Islamic State, a White House spokesman confirmed on Friday. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the troops would not serve in combat roles, but admitted that they could find themselves in harm's way, like Army Master Sgt. Joshua Wheeler, who perished during a special operations forces raid in Iraq last week. "They do not have a combat mission; they have a training, advise and assist role," Earnest said. "They will...
  • Pictures Show 'Russian Soldiers' Fighting in Syria

    09/05/2015 2:58:14 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 41 replies
    Picture New images have come to light which appear to confirm previous reports of Russian "boots on the ground" in Syria, aiding Bashar al-Assad's overstretched forces defend regime strongholds from advancing rebel armies. The pictures appear to be taken in a variety of locations in western Syria, including Homs and the key port city of Tartus. They show Russian fighters posing with weapons in front of Russian and Syria flags, and portraits of the countries' respective leaders Vladimir Putin and Bashar al-Assad. Pictures
  • American troops battle ISIS for first time as they see off attempted attack by militants...

    12/18/2014 5:03:12 PM PST · by PROCON · 42 replies
    dailymil.co.uk ^ | Dec. 18, 2014 | Corey Charlton
    Islamic State militants attempted to overrun Ein al-Asad base on Sunday US support troops and advisers killed an unknown number of the militants The troops were supported during the battle by F18 fighter jets ISIS forced to retreat after suffering casualties during two hour firefightA number of militants have been killed in Islamic State's very first battle with U.S. ground troops after the extremists attempted to overrun an Iraqi military base. The militants attacked Ein al-Asad military base on Sunday where more than 100 U.S. military support troops are based. Despite launching the surprise attack just after midnight, ISIS's offensive...
  • LL Bean struggles to meet demand for iconic boot

    12/06/2014 10:41:37 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 53 replies
    A backlog of 60,000 boot orders could grow to 100,000 by month's end, and the company is in the process of hiring 100 workers and purchasing additional equipment to catch up with demand. "We just can't make enough of them," said Tom Armstrong, L.L. Bean's chief merchandising officer. The rubber-bottomed, leather-topped "duck boot" has seen sales grow from fewer than 100,000 a decade ago to about 450,000 this year. Next year, the number is expected to top 500,000.
  • Military to deploy Ebola response team within U.S. [Martial Law Precursor?]

    10/20/2014 5:38:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    KFOX-TV ^ | 10/19/14 | Meghan Lopez
    In response to fears of Ebola spreading within the U.S., the Pentagon is forming a “quick strike team” consisting of 30 people. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Sunday that the medical support team will feature 20 critical care nurses, five doctors and five trainers who specialize in infectious disease protocols. The team is composed of civilian health care providers though no names have been released at this point. The team was created in response.....
  • Army’s ‘Big Red One’ HQ going to Iraq: 1st Infantry Division soldiers deploy in October

    09/26/2014 4:35:45 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 25, 2014 | Douglas Ernst
    <p>Roughly 500 soldiers from the U.S. Army's 1st Infantry Division headquarters are headed to the Middle East, with 200 of them to end up in Iraq.</p>
  • Army sending division HQ element to Iraq (1st Infantry)

    09/25/2014 7:13:35 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 10 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 9/25/2014 | Jon Harper
    The 1st Infantry Division headquarters will deploy to Iraq soon as the U.S. military steps up its campaign against Islamic State militants, the Pentagon said Thursday. It will be the first division headquarters assigned to Iraq since U.S. forces withdrew from the country at the end of 2011. About 500 soldiers from the Fort Riley, Kan.-based division will be heading for the Middle East next month with about 200 of them going to Iraq, Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said. “They’re going to provide command and control of the ongoing advise-and-assist effort in support of Iraqi and peshmerga...
  • Breaking: Tomahawks and Airstrikes Against Syria Commence

    09/22/2014 6:27:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 334 replies
    Fox News | 9/22/2014
    No link now, they are just announcing it now.
  • Some Lawmakers Press for War-Powers Vote Over Iraq (Hussein's flexibility)

    08/14/2014 2:27:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/13/14 | Siobhan Hughes
    WASHINGTON—A handful of lawmakers are saying President Barack Obama must get congressional authorization for military action in Iraq, a vote that could exacerbate tensions between the branches and present members with a difficult vote just before the midterm elections. Mr. Obama's announcement of limited airstrikes last week aimed at slowing the advance of militants from the Islamic State toward the Kurdish city of Erbil initially triggered few complaints that he had usurped the power to declare war that Congress claims as its own. But with the president warning over the weekend that "I don't think we're going to solve this...
  • Rick Perry Looks Like a ‘West Coast Metrosexual,’ Says Texan With Deep Knowledge of Cowboy Boots

    07/02/2014 5:54:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | July 2, 2014 | Joe Coscarelli
    Texas Governor Rick Perry's decision to stop wearing cowboy boots because of his back pain is just a "feeble excuse," according to the state's Republican Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson. "Tell Rick that boots can be purchased with normal heels," Patterson wrote to a columnist at the Austin American-Statesman, as highlighted by Political Wire. "I lament the fact that our governor could now pass for a West Coast metrosexual and has embarrassed us all with his sartorial change of direction." These goddamn metrosexuals, with their ignorance about "heels" and humiliating "sartorial" decisions. Where have all the cowboys gone?
  • Obama considers special forces to help in Iraq

    06/16/2014 2:09:05 PM PDT · by kingattax · 73 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 6-16-14 | LARA JAKES and JULIE PACE
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is considering sending a small number of American special forces soldiers to Iraq in an urgent attempt to help the government in Baghdad slow the nation's rampant Sunni insurgency, U.S. officials said Monday. While President Barack Obama has explicitly ruled out putting U.S. troops into direct combat in Iraq, the plan under consideration suggests he would be willing to send Americans into a collapsing security situation for training and other purposes
  • New York's de Blasio boots charter schools from city space

    02/27/2014 6:50:28 PM PST · by gooblah · 30 replies
    Foxnews ^ | February 27, 2014
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio took off the gloves in his battle with education reformers, rescinding an agreement for the city to share space with several public charter schools. The move undercuts educators, parents and some 700 students at four schools, including Harlem Success 4, one of the public charter school movement’s top success stories, and two set to open in the fall. While agreements at those schools were rescinded, expansion of a fourth school was also blocked. The schools were to operate rent-free in city-owned facilities under deals backed by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an ardent supporter...
  • Time to quit saying "boots on the ground" (call a spade a spade)

    09/08/2013 7:21:08 AM PDT · by The Bat Ladys Husband · 26 replies
    vanity | 09/08/2013 | me
    It is time to quit using the expression "boots on the ground' I think it is a liberal expression designed to dehumanize our soldiers and to desensitize us to the human cost. Please use the term "putting the cream of our American youth in harm's way"
  • The Pentagon estimates it will take 75,000 “boots on the ground” in Syria to secure the chemical

    09/04/2013 5:01:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 76 replies
    Networked Blogs ^ | 9/4/13 | staff
    Regardless of what Barack Obama is saying he, and not the world or humanity, drew a red line in the sand regarding the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Now that either the Syrian government, or the al-Qaeda rebels we are about to support, used chemical weapons Barack Obama is seeking authorization from the Congress to conduct military operations in the war-torn country. The president is assuring the Congress, and the American people, that this will be a limited strike and will include no boots on the ground in Syria, however when John Kerry was pressed on this he hedged...
  • SYRIA: “No boots on the ground”…but 300 Marines on board USS San Antonio “just in case”

    09/03/2013 9:22:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Bare Naked Islam ^ | 9/3/13 | staff
    Just in case WHAT? Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, the Mutt & Jeff of American Defense policy. We are so screwed.