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  • King Of Jordan Wields Unique Firearms During Son's Birthday Shooting Drill

    07/03/2018 10:55:43 AM PDT · by Freeport · 25 replies
    The Drive ^ | N/A | Tyler RogowayView
    King Abdullah II of Jordan portrays himself very much as a warrior monarch and has a deep background in special operations and helicopter flying. To this day, the 56-year-old ruler of the Hashemite Kingdom does regular drills with commandos from the country's sprawling special operations apparatus and sometimes we get to see him in action. Such was the case this week when a video appeared online showing the King and the Crown Prince of Jordan practicing close-quarter combat (CQC) VIP protection drills, with the king wielding some unique firepower. Queen Rania Al Abdullah posted the video of father and...
  • IDF: IAF drill commences Sunday across country

    06/03/2018 2:19:28 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 3 replies
    ynetnews.com ^ | June 3, 2018 | ynet
    The IDF announced an IAF drill will commence Sunday across all IAF bases throughout the country and will end Thursday. The drill will include heavy aircraft traffic across the country's skies. Explosions and drill sirens will be sounded at IAF bases and in their vicinities.
  • Pain In The Pump: Gas Prices On The Rise

    04/03/2018 1:05:55 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    baltimore.cbslocal.com ^ | 04-03-2018 | Staff
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The cost of gas is up across the country, including in Maryland, and is inching toward the highest price in three years. Gas is going up about a penny every other day — 15 cents in the past month. “We’ll be paying the highest prices for this time of year since 2014,” said Christine Delise with AAA. Gas companies are changing over to a different summer blend. To do so, some refineries shut down, leading to the classic market principal of supply and demand. A tighter supply means they can demand more for your fuel. Demand is...
  • U.S. crude oil production hit record high in November: EIA

    03/01/2018 5:16:03 AM PST · by crusty old prospector · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 28, 2018 | Jessica Resnick-Ault
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. crude oil production shattered a 47-year output record in November and retreated slightly in December, the U.S. Energy Department said on Wednesday, as oil production from shale continued to upend global supply patterns. Oil output rose to 10.057 million barrels per day (bpd) in November, a revision from earlier estimates, the EIA said. December production fell 108,000 bpd to 9.949 million bpd, it said. November’s figure exceeded the 10.044 million barrels produced daily in November 1970. Output has surged in the last several years due to the shale boom, pushing the United States past Saudi...
  • USAF Begins Massive GPS Blackouts In The Western US During Largest Ever Air War Drill

    01/27/2018 8:13:32 AM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 35 replies
    Flying magazine ^ | 1/25/2018
    https://www.flyingmag.com/upcoming-gps-outage-in-western-us-could-mean-back-to-basics Beginning tomorrow, January 26, and running through February 18, GPS-equipped aircraft operating in the Western United States should be prepared for possible satellite signal disruptions at various altitudes. The disruptions may lead to traffic delays and even ground stops. The NBAA Command Center reports the U.S. military will begin training exercises on the Nevada Test and Training Range between 0400Z until 0700Z daily. Training maneuvers will impact vast portions of the Western U.S. including California, Nevada, Oregon, Wyoming, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Montana and New Mexico. FAA enroute ATC centers affected include Albuquerque (ZAB), Denver (ZDV), Los Angeles (ZLA), Salt...
  • NAS Oceana conducts annual air show mishap drill

    08/13/2017 1:08:25 PM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 10 replies
    WTKR News 3 ^ | 8/10/17 | ToddCorillo
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Naval Air Station Oceana conducted its annual air show mishap drill on Thursday. http://wtkr.com/2017/08/10/nas-oceana-conducts-annual-air-show-mishap-drill-2/
  • East Coast Tsunami Drill Set for March 22

    03/21/2017 10:21:53 AM PDT · by mware · 31 replies
    weatherboy ^ | March 20, 2017 11:28 am
    In the LANTEX17 exercise, a magnitude 8.8 earthquake in the eastern Atlantic is simulated. Located approximately 345 miles west southwest from Lisbon, Portugal and 510 miles west of the Straits of Gibraltar at 36.0ºN, 15.0ºW, the quake sends a tsunami towards the North American east coast. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program (NTHMP) are providing the framework for the LANTEX17 tsunami exercise, which is being conducted to assist tsunami preparedness efforts throughout the Atlantic region. Recent earthquakes and their associated tsunamis, such as those in Samoa (2009), Haiti (2010), Chile(2010, 2015), and Japan (2011)...
  • VIDEO:Former Drill Sgt. Unleashes HELL On Obama Admin.(MUST WATCH!)

    04/03/2016 1:12:08 AM PDT · by ResisTyr · 36 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 31 March 2016 | John Burk
    (WARNING: STRONG, POLITICALLY INCORRECT LANGUAGE!!) This Will Give You Patriotic Chills Posted by on Thursday, March 31, 2016   Under President Barack Obama, the United States military has been cut to its core, and many military members are feeling quite discouraged because they aren’t being allowed to do their jobs. Over the years, an increasing number of servicemen and women have begun to speak out against Obama’s policies and those carried out by his military leaders. John Burk, a former drill sergeant, posted a video titled “The Inward Decay of the Military” on his Facebook page in which he ripped...
  • Expedition to drill to center of Earth ends without success

    02/03/2016 4:35:38 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 01, 2016 | Fox News
    An international effort to drill into the floor of the Indian Ocean in an effort to reach below the Earth’s crust for the first has come up short. The expedition on the ship, the Joides Resolution, had set out to drill down to 4,265 feet in a stretch of ocean floor off Africa known as the Atlantis Bank gabbroic massif. Gabbro is an intrusive igneous rock that forms when magma is trapped beneath Earth's surface and cools slowly. But the researchers, who had been on the expedition since Nov. 30, were only able to drill down to 2,588 feet, according...
  • WATCH: Heidelberg Spar Upended in Gulf of Mexico

    11/25/2015 6:16:07 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 12 replies
    gcaptain.com ^ | November 24, 2015 | Mike Schuler
    Anadarko's Heidelberg Spar has made the 400 mile trip from Ingleside, Texas to its new home at the Green Canyon 859 block in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, where it has now been upended.
  • 95,000 Russian troops in massive military drill

    09/15/2015 7:34:50 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 09/14/15
    Russia on Monday launched its largest military exercises of the year, Centre-2015, involving some 95,000 soldiers including ground troops, navy and airforce units The long-announced war games are "the most large-scale drill of 2015," the defence ministry said. Russia has recently intensified snap checks of its military might, testing its capabilities from the Arctic to the Far East as relations with the West have plunged to a post-Cold War low over the Ukraine crisis. Centre-2015 takes place at 20 sites across Russia's central military district, which reaches from the Volga River to the Ural mountains and Siberia in the east,...
  • Obama defends Shell Arctic drilling decision

    08/29/2015 8:52:44 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    AFP via MSN ^ | 8/29/15 | Jérôme Cartillier
    **SNIP** The Obama administration's green light for the Anglo-Dutch oil giant angered environmental groups which have decried the "hypocrisy" of the president, who in recent months has stressed the need for aggressive actions against climate change. **SNIP** "I know there are Americans who are concerned about oil companies drilling in environmentally sensitive waters," Obama said in his weekly address, noting that the drilling leases had been purchased before he took office. "I share people's concerns about offshore drilling," he added. "I remember the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico all too well. That's precisely why my administration has worked...
  • Military exercise Black Dart to tackle nightmare drone scenario

    07/25/2015 7:03:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/25/15 | Richard Whittle
    Sweat the small stuff. That’s the unofficial motto for this year’s edition of the military exercise Black Dart, a two-week test of tactics and technologies to combat hostile drones that begins Monday on the Point Mugu range at Naval Base Ventura County in California. The military categorizes Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) by size and capability, from Group 5 drones that weigh more than 1,320 pounds and can fly above 18,000 feet like the Reaper, down to Group 1, mini- and micro-drones less than 20 pounds that fly lower than 1,200 feet. Previous Black Darts have covered threats to troops overseas...
  • “YOU MAY HEAR HELICOPTERS, GUNFIRE, & EXPLOSIONS. PLEASE DO NOT BE ALARMED.”

    06/10/2015 7:51:56 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 88 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 6/9/2015 | Melissa Dykes
    When the American flag is flown upside down, if you were not aware, it is a signal of dire distress. Can you imagine what it is like to suddenly have low-flying military helicopters, explosions, and gunfire rocking your home in the middle of the night? This message went out on Facebook around midnight last night from the official Lapeer County Police, EMS, and Fire Facebook page: "ATTENTION VIEWERS: PER FLINT POLICE OPERATIONS (FPO) THE US ARMY IS DOING TRAINING IN FLINT THIS WEEKEND AND YOU MAY HEAR HELCOPTERS, GUNFIRE, & EXPLOSIONS. PLEASE DO NOT BE ALARMED." That message was sent...
  • Statewide Weapons Of Mass Destruction Drill Underway in Des Moines

    04/15/2015 11:54:29 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 19 replies
    DES MOINES, Iowa — This week you may notice extra emergency vehicles and public safety officers running around in tactical gear, Hazmat suits, and bomb suits. It’s a part of a statewide drill Des Moines is hosting Tuesday and Wednesday to prepare emergency personnel for dealing with weapons of mass destruction. Brian O’Keefe with the Des Moines Fire Department said emergency officials in Iowa need to be prepared for anything.
  • It's come to this: US Naval destroyer flees Iranian naval drill in Sea of Oman

    01/02/2015 9:38:48 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 1/2/2015 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Once upon a time, I would have dismissed this report as the ravings of a fascist government. Now, unfortunately, this type of report has become totally believable. According to Iranian television, a US Naval destroyer fled the area of the Sea of Oman where Iran was conducting a naval drill after being 'warned' to leave. Let's go to the videotape. The 'highlight' is from the 2:00 mark to the end.
  • Police Officers Draw Guns During Unannounced ‘Active Shooter Drill’ At Elementary School

    11/16/2014 8:33:28 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 63 replies
    CBS Tampa ^ | Nov 15, 2014 | Staff
    Students, teachers and parents were taken by surprise after an “active shooter drill” brought the Winter Haven middle school into lockdown as armed police officers burst into classrooms with their weapons drawn. Students at Jewett Middle Academy said they were terrified when police officers burst in the doors for a planned active shooter drill – but students and teachers are irked they were not told ahead of time. snip “We actually thought that someone was going to come in there and kill us,” the station quoted her as saying. But police say they conduct these drills for the absolute safety...
  • Massive emergency drill in New York City

    08/01/2014 1:47:17 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 34 replies
    MFoxNY ^ | 8-1-14My | LUKE FUNK
    NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - The New York City Department of Health conducted a massive emergency preparedness drill at 30 facilities across the city on Friday. They tested the delivery of emergency medications in the event of a biological attack, such as anthrax, or other large-scale public health emergency in the city. The majority of the deliveries will take place to public school buildings. It's the largest surprise drill in the city's history. The drill was scheduled to take place from approximately 6:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The majority of participants were given no notice to better test and simulate a...
  • Louisiana's Landrieu Seeks Energy Boost in Re-Election Campaign (DRILL, exempt Mary, DRILL!)

    03/29/2014 8:12:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/28/14 | Amy Harder, Alicia Mundy
    **SNIP** She supports construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, a project that many Democrats oppose because of its potential climate impact. Ms. Landrieu is also pushing revenue-sharing legislation that directs more money generated from offshore energy production to coastal states like hers. Oil and natural gas fill the veins of Louisiana's economy and culture. Second only to Texas in natural-gas production and refining capacity, the state is home to the Henry Hub, a place where more than a dozen major pipelines come together and that serves as the official delivery location for futures contracts on the New York Mercantile...
  • Russia's Military Begins Massive Nuclear War Drill

    03/29/2014 2:26:28 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 16 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | 3-29-2014 | Zachary Keck
    -On Thursday, 10,000 Russian troops began a drill simulating the massive use of nuclear missiles. While much Western attention has been bestowed on Russia’s military buildup near Ukraine, Moscow also began a massive nuclear offensive exercise on Thursday. According to the Russian daily Nezavisimaya Gazeta, on Thursday Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces began a massive three-day exercise involving 10,000 soldiers and 1,000 pieces of equipment from more than 30 units. The major purpose of the drill, according to the report—which cites multiple senior Russian military officers—is to ensure Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces have sufficient readiness to conduct offensive operations involving the...