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  • Burning My Steelers Gear

    09/25/2017 12:18:01 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    Youtube ^ | 09/24/17 | Jim Heaney
    Can't come out and stand for our anthem or flag? I'm done with you. #BoycottPittsburghSteelers #BoycottTheNFL
  • I am Done With The NFL Burn Your Gear And Boycott

    09/25/2017 12:13:16 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    Youtube ^ | 09/24/17
    My great uncle died in pearl harbor our family has had Marines and Army and Navy enlisted our son currently serves in the US Army that flag stands for every veteran Who is willing to lay down their life for their country and their fellow soldier no more disrespect of this great nation and our great patriots
  • BBC drop the big one. Clarkson out from Top Gear!

    03/25/2015 11:09:12 AM PDT · by Vanders9 · 56 replies
    BBC ^ | 03/25/15 | BBC
    The BBC's director general Tony Hall has confirmed that Jeremy Clarkson will not have his Top Gear contract renewed, after a physical assault on one of his colleagues.
  • Jeremy Clarkson 'to be sacked TODAY' after BBC probe finds he launched '30-second attack' [tr]

    03/25/2015 6:53:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 25, 2015 | Martin Robinson, Emma Glanfield, and Corey Charlton
    Jeremy Clarkson said today he has not 'heard a thing' from the BBC despite claims bosses have already decided to sack him. The corporation's internal investigation has reportedly concluded the star, 54, launched a 30-second physical attack on a Top Gear producer during their steak dinner 'fracas'. Clarkson was suspended two weeks ago for allegedly punching Oisin Tymon in the face when he was offered a plate of cold cuts instead of steak and chips after a long day of filming. Sources have said that the BBC allegedly found Clarkson spent 20 minutes verbally abusing the producer in a luxury...
  • Apple Watch will replace your car keys, says Tim Cook

    02/27/2015 9:03:54 PM PST · by fireman15 · 65 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 02/27/2015 | Allister Heath
    Apple Watch will replace your car keys, says Tim Cook Exclusive interview: The Apple chief executive reveals to Allister Heath how the revolutionary features in the company's smartwatch could forever alter our daily lives. Like millions of people, Tim Cook stopped wearing a watch a while back. The Apple boss no longer needed one: his iPhone told the time just fine. There was just one problem, as he readily acknowledges in his interview with The Telegraph: glancing at one's wrist can be a very useful way to find out information. It is less rude and less intrusive. So Apple now...
  • U.S. Stockpiling Fighting Vehicles Near Iraq Ahead of Anti-ISIS Offensive

    12/29/2014 6:58:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | December 22, 2014 | By Paul D. Shinkman
    Since June, the U.S. military has been slowly stockpiling massive amounts of its gear coming out of Afghanistan at a depot in Kuwait adjacent to a bustling commercial port, in preparation for ultimately shipping it across the border into Iraq for an allied offensive against the Islamic State group, US News reports. Air Force Maj. Gen. Rowayne “Wayne” Schatz admitted, "from June to December, we’ve worked a lot on moving items into Kuwait," including 3,100 vehicles, most of them MRAPs. While the military stands by President Barack Obama’s repeated pledge that he will not put U.S. combat forces on the...
  • Former 82nd Airborne Soldier receives helmet that saved his life

    01/08/2014 7:33:15 AM PST · by Londo Molari · 9 replies
    PEO SOLDIER LIVE ^ | 6-January-2014 | ddawson
    SAN ANTONIO – When Chance Darby received the helmet that saved his life in Afghanistan, he said it successfully stopped an enemy rifle bullet but left him with two big headaches. One headache lasted a few days after the impact from a high-velocity round. The other lasted several weeks as he tried to keep the news of the incident from his mother, Lynlee Darby, and his then-fiancée and now wife, Cheryl. Chance proposed to Cheryl shortly before deploying to Afghanistan with the 82nd Airborne Division. On May 31, 2012, Taliban ambushed his platoon while it was dismantling an improvised explosive...
  • BBC's 'Top Gear' Host to America: 'It took us 40 years to get rid of Piers Morgan, Pleasse don't

    12/25/2012 8:57:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/25/12 | Kerry Picket
    Jeremy Clarkson, a British television personality who hosts the popular BBC program Top Gear, weighed in on the controversy surrounding fellow Brit CNN’s Piers Morgan. Clarkson tweeted on Monday: Jeremy Clarkson ✔ @JeremyClarkson Americans. It took us 40 years to get rid of Piers Morgan. Pleasse don't send him back. 24 Dec 12 Reply Retweet Favorite The Top Gear host also tweeted: Jeremy Clarkson ✔ @JeremyClarkson Americans. Was the second amendment not introduced to protect you from the tyranny of the British? Piers Morgan in other words. 24 Dec 12 Reply Retweet Favorite Following the deadly shooting at an elementary...
  • 5TH Graders Design Improved Military Helmet (Video)

    02/21/2012 10:08:12 AM PST · by JerseyanExile · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Platts Energy Week ^ | February 16, 2012 | Mike Hydeck
    We made two stops for this Cool Schools report: Leesburg, Va. and the White House. A team of fifth graders came up with an invention so impressive, the President of the United States even noticed! Learning about the war in Afghanistan could be pretty daunting and the graphic scenes can be scary, but for these 11 year olds, it was a motivation to do something positive. Jack Dudley, a student at Stone Hill Middle School in Ashburn, Va. told us, "Our inspiration for the project...Specialist Robert Warren lost part of his skull in an IED blast in Afghanistan." Virginia 5th...
  • Dogs of War

    02/05/2012 3:16:56 PM PST · by cap10mike · 11 replies ^ | February 5, 2012 | Diana Demarest
    Anyone who knows me is well aware that I have a great love of our military and a great love of dogs, especially the German shepherd. Our family has a 4-year-old shepherd, Apollo. (He is affectionately known around here as just "The Boy.") That's him over there on the right. These dogs are loyal, protective, highly trainable and always looking for ways to please their masters. Our military, dating back to the Civil War, has been using dogs in warfare for more than 100 years. It is estimated that dogs saved the lives of more than 10,000 troops in the...
  • Why Marco Rubio Should Resist 2012 Temptations

    03/28/2011 1:11:16 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 28, 2011 | Myra Adams
    It seems not a day goes by without Florida Senator Marco Rubio being mentioned as the favorite choice for vice president among Republicans in Washington. Even talk radio’s Rush Limbaugh weighed in when he said Senator Rubio should run for president in 2012. It is true that Senator Rubio has certain political assets, including his ability to “attract” Latino voters due to his Cuban heritage. He also is conservative, smart, and a good speaker. And he hails from a state that is considered the mother of all battleground states for 2012. What’s not to like if you are a Republican...
  • Connecticut voters can wear WWE gear

    10/27/2010 10:00:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 10/27/10 | Andy Barr
    Conn. voters can wear WWE gearAndy Barr – Wed Oct 27, 12:06 pm ET Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz says her office never tried to prohibit voters from wearing WWE apparel within 75 feet of a polling place. Vince McMahon, head of the WWE and husband of Connecticut Republican Senate nominee Linda McMahon, filed a lawsuit earlier this week amid reports that the state would encourage election officials to cover up the wrestling federation’s logo if worn at polling places. Last week, a spokesman for the secretary of state indicated that campaign workers may “cover up a hat, a...
  • Millions' worth of gear left in Iraq

    12/07/2009 1:33:20 PM PST · by markomalley · 31 replies · 1,319+ views
    Washington comPost ^ | 12/7/2009 | Ernesto Londoño
    Even as the U.S. military scrambles to support a troop surge in Afghanistan, it is donating passenger vehicles, generators and other equipment worth tens of millions of dollars to the Iraqi government. Under new authority granted by the Pentagon, U.S. commanders in Iraq may now donate to the Iraqis up to $30 million worth of equipment from each facility they leave, up from the $2 million cap established when the guidelines were first set in 2005. The new cap applies at scores of posts that the U.S. military is expected to leave in coming months as it scales back its...
  • Face of Defense: NCO Works to Improve Soldiers' Gear

    08/03/2009 4:21:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 240+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Renita Foster
    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J., Aug. 3, 2009 – Army Sgt. 1st Class Debra Tanacea was eager to begin her first deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. She had been wearing the Army uniform for 16 years, she said, and felt more than ready to accept the challenge of serving in a hostile environment. But after learning the requirements of one particular project, she wasn't sure it was a mission she could accomplish. Her job was to collect personal protective equipment, or PPE, damaged by improvised explosive devices for forensic testing so that it could be improved. But it was the...
  • Mountains of Gear to Move to U.S. as Forces Responsibly Withdraw

    08/02/2009 1:21:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 24 replies · 802+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Spc. Kiyoshi Freeman, USA
    COB ADDER — As U.S. forces prepare for one of the biggest logistical challenges since the Vietnam War, military planners continue examining the best ways to move the mountains of equipment accumulated here since 2003. During a recent conference at Joint Base Balad, senior logisticians traveled from around the world to discuss the ongoing drawdown of forces and equipment here and the repositioning of assets to Afghanistan. One of the key issues addressed was the shipping containers scattered around the country, and the thousands more Coalition forces would need for drawdown operations. Enter the 368th Seaport Operations Detachment, which manages...
  • Competing for Tea Party Attention

    04/08/2009 10:38:46 AM PDT · by Selkirk · 29 replies · 818+ views
    Political Castaway ^ | 4/8/2009 | Selkirk
    Michelle Malkin is reporting that the left is mobilizing to get out in front of the Tea Party movement by organizing their own counter-demonstrations on April 11. Sounds like a gas - a counter demonstration of a demonstration that won't happen for a few days. That said, there are a few reasons to be concerned: 1. Media. Demonstrations are effective only to the extent that they get media attention.
  • Weight of Combat Gear Is Taking Toll

    01/31/2009 9:44:36 PM PST · by Flavius · 29 replies · 2,697+ views
    washington post ^ | February 1, 2009; A0 | By Ann Scott Tyson
    Carrying heavy combat loads is taking a quiet but serious toll on troops deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, contributing to injuries that are sidelining them in growing numbers, according to senior military and defense officials. Rising concern over the muscle and bone injuries -- as well as the hindrance caused by the cumbersome gear as troops maneuver in Afghanistan's mountains -- prompted Army and Marine Corps leaders and commanders to launch initiatives last month that will introduce lighter equipment for some U.S. troops. As the military prepares to significantly increase the number of troops in Afghanistan -- including sending as...
  • Army-issued Body Armor Safe, Effective, Official Says

    01/30/2009 4:59:07 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 570+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2009 – Soldiers should have full confidence in the quality of a particular series of Army-issued body armor plates that has come under recent scrutiny, Army officials said. Scores of Army tests and an independent evaluation have determined the effectiveness of three types of ceramic plates manufactured by Armor Works of Chandler, Ariz., said Army Brig. Gen. Peter Fuller, one of the officers who oversees equipment as part of the Army’s Program Executive Office Soldier. “Those plates being worn on the backs and fronts of soldiers all around the world are quality product,” Fuller said in...
  • Gladiat8r: a modern take on Roman battle-gear

    01/27/2009 9:15:49 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 23 replies · 1,121+ views ^ | 1/27/09 |
    This intriguing helmet concept from Canedo Studio and spotted by Yanko Design is said to be inspired by the protective headwear worn by Roman Gladiators and we mention it mainly because, well, it's a very cool design. Although on one hand it may look like an industrial brain slicer, the design is indeed intended to protect one's noggin, with weight being distributed evenly across the arch structure to reduce pressure on the bridge of the nose. According to Yanko Design, the helmet is adjustable via a range of rubber attachments that brace the ribs on the frame. Breathe-ability certainly wouldn't...
  • First Combat Test: Soldiers Field New Improved Outer Tactical Vests

    03/30/2008 11:00:56 AM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 999+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Spc. Aaron Rosencrans, USA
    BAGHDAD — After stomping around for a few days with the new Improved Outer Tactical Vest (IOTV), 4th Infantry Division Soldiers reported both pros and cons about the new tactical gear. The new vest has several design differences and some added features, which keep the Soldiers in mind when they're in times of trouble. The first noticeable difference in the vest design is the way Soldiers don the IOTV. Rather than slipping into it like a jacket, as with the Interceptor Body Armor, they lift it over their head and pull down, which sometimes requires another person to help get...