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  • (Vanity) Deliver the Red Pill, wherever you can.

    10/23/2016 10:04:47 PM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 31 replies
    10/24/2016 | wheresmyusa
    He said, "That (expletive deleted) about gays being thrown off buildings in the Middle East for one. He just makes (expletive deleted) up!" He laughed and shook his head in the familiar attitude of the self-righteous lib. "Dude," I said. "That's true. They do that." "(Expletive deleted)!" "Look it up." To his credit, he did some Googling. When I saw him later, he said,"I (expletive deleted) looked that up. That's (expletive deleted) twisted! I can't believe they (expletive deleted) do that (expletive deleted)!" FRiends, JennysCool post hit me pretty hard tonight. I think this is how we are winning,and how...
  • Mel Gibson returns with “Hacksaw Ridge”

    10/23/2016 4:51:29 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 20 replies ^ | October 21, 2016 | DAVID IVES
    There is more human carnage in the first five minutes of Hacksaw Ridge than in the entirety of most any other movie you will see this year. The film’s opening sequence is a bloody ballet of bullets and flame, all played out in slow motion so that not a single spurt of blood or fleck of charred flesh is passed over by the camera. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it is safe to say that Mel Gibson has in no way mellowed during his 10-year-long self-inflicted sabbatical from the director’s chair. And apparently, if the standing ovation given by the hundreds...

    10/23/2016 9:54:19 AM PDT · by fella · 13 replies
    Al-de-snackbar interruptus
  • God Bless America

    10/23/2016 5:24:30 AM PDT · by fella
    YouTube ^ | Dave Bray
    'God Bless America' by DaveBray
  • China's biggest ever stealth warship takes shape: New pictures reveal progress [tr]

    10/22/2016 5:32:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 21, 2016 | Stacy Liberatore
    Asia's most powerful warship has been shrouded in mystery since construction began last year at the Jiangnan Changxing shipyards. Known as a Type 005 destroyer, the vessel is said to be armed with electromagnetic railguns that can shoot down missiles and attack land targets. Now, leaked images give a glimpse of the battle ship's progress - there appears to be  four portals  on the stern for sensors and weapons - along with up to 128 vertical launch system cells for missiles.
  • Army Evaluates New Shoulder-Fired Rocket Tech

    10/21/2016 6:50:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Defense Tech ^ | October 20, 2016 | Matt Cox
    The U.S. Army is testing new recoilless rifle technology designed give soldiers shoulder-fired rockets that are lighter and more ergonomic and in future, make them safe to fire in tight urban spaces. Testers at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland are evaluating upgrades to the M3 recoilless rifle, also known as the Multi-role Anti-armor Anti-personnel Weapon System, or MAAWS. The improvements will make it more ergonomic, six pounds lighter and shorter.
  • Instrumental Jesus Loves Me

    10/20/2016 11:03:35 AM PDT · by Revski
    YouTube Ministry (o7jimmy) - Revski ^ | 10/20/2016 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    Instrumental, Jesus Loves Me, played on the mandolin by myself, with sing along lyrics of three verses. Our Nation is at a crossroad, pray for America but know this Jesus really Loves You and Cares, all is in His Care and Hands.

    10/20/2016 10:37:27 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 9 replies
    Positive Attitude Month is an annual designation observed in October. OBSERVE Think positively. Expect great things. Use #PositiveAttitudeMonth to post on social media.
  • The Smallest Pistol Seecamp 32 ACP (Video only)

    10/19/2016 11:38:56 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 42 replies ^ | 10-18-2016 | sootch00
    Fun Gun Reviews Presents: The Seecamp 32 ACP Pistol is the Smallest current production semi-auto handgun being made. They are known for their quality and reliability. This is a perfect choice for deep cover conceal-ability or as a back up. Another installment in the Mouse Gun Series.
  • Dear Mr Trump......

    10/18/2016 3:04:18 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 17 replies
    10/18/16 | Originalbuckeye
    Dear Mr Trump, please do your best to ignore their insults tomorrow night. Address them, respond to them and then get onto your issues! I have been chastised on FR for asking you to concentrate on the policies you will implement and have been told to watch your rallies on FoxNews. I acknowledge your rallies are inspirational, but most of your rallies are not being seen by the majority of Americans. The Hillary/Pravda Media in this country never put your rallies on their stations. Only those who seek out your rallies see the excitement and enthusiasm. I'm saying your followers...
  • Re: OKeefe Video: Do Injured Police Have a Civil/Criminal Case Against Clinton/DNC/Soros?

    10/17/2016 3:01:19 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 18 replies
    Actually, that question applies to anyone that was hurt at a Trump Rally.
  • The KV-1 Tank Blundered Its Way Into History

    10/17/2016 6:04:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    War is Boring ^ | October 17, 2016 | Robert Beckhanusen
    A day after the German blitzkrieg into the Soviet Union in June 1941, more than 200 Nazi tanks were powering through Lithuania on a race northward to Leningrad. The Luftwaffe knocked out the Soviets’ nearby air bases, leaving counter-attacking armored columns easy prey for German bombers. Desperate to staunch the bleeding, on June 23 the Red Army sprang its KV-1 and KV-2 tanks — which at the time packed some of the heaviest tank armor in the world — on the advancing Germans near Raseiniai.
  • Wikileaks - MANPADS intended to go to Libyan rebels, now with Al-Qa'ida Islamic Maghreb

    10/16/2016 10:20:09 AM PDT · by fuzzylogic · 33 replies
    wikileaks ^ | May 2, 2011 | Sid
    These individuals note that the TNC officials are reacting to reports received during the week of April 25 from their own sources of information, the French General Directorate for External Security (DGSE), and British external intelligence service (MI-6), stating that AQIM has acquired about 10 SAM 7- Grail/Streela man-portable air-defense systems (MANPADS or MPADS) from illegal weapons markets in Western Niger and Northern Mali. These weapons were originally intended for sale to the rebel forces in Libya, but AQIM operatives were able to meet secretly with these arms dealers and purchase the equipment.
  • To Threaten Ships, the Houthis Improvised a Missile Strike Force

    10/16/2016 7:53:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    War is Boring ^ | October 15, 2016 | Tom Cooper
    At 7:00 in the evening local time on Oct. 9, 2016, a missile fired from Houthi-controlled territory around the port of Hodeida — on the Red Sea coast in northwestern Yemen — crashed into the water several miles away from U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Mason, underway in international waters near the Bab Al Mandab Strait. Mason and the destroyer USS Nitze were escorting Ponce, an amphibious assault ship that supports minesweeping helicopters. Another missile struck the sea in the same area around an hour later.
  • Houston woman files $40 million lawsuit against VA for husband's death

    10/14/2016 6:07:32 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 8 replies
    KHOU.COM ^ | 14 OCTOBER 2016 | KHOU.COM
    HOUSTON - A Houston woman has filed a $40 million lawsuit against the Department of Veterans Affairs which she blames for her husband’s death. "He was my best friend,” said Clara Ellis. "He was a wonderful husband and a great father." The couple shared 17 years as husband and wife. Clara worked as a waitress while her husband, Larry, was a former U.S. Marine who proudly served his country.
  • Beretta Celebrates 500 Years of Firearm Manufacturing

    10/14/2016 10:38:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 14, 2016 | Awr Hawkins
    The October 2016 edition of Maxim celebrates Beretta’s 500th year of firearm manufacturing. Known among twenty-first century hunters for its shotguns and among concealed carry permit holders for its compact, potent pistols like the PX4 Storm, the Italian gun maker has a rich heritage that includes “crafting guns for everyone from Napoleon and Winston Churchill to Ernest Hemingway and James Bond.”
  • U.S. Navy destroyer again targeted by missiles from Yemen: U.S. officials

    10/12/2016 11:12:18 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 36 replies ^ | Wed Oct 12, 2016 | Phil Stewart & Idrees Ali
    A U.S. Navy destroyer was targeted on Wednesday in a failed missile attack from territory in Yemen controlled by Iran-aligned Houthi rebels, the second such incident in the past four days, U.S. officials told Reuters. The USS Mason, which was accompanied by the USS Ponce - an amphibious transport dock - fired defensive salvos in response to the missiles, neither of which hit the ship or caused any damage as it operated north of the Bab al-Mandab Strait, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
  • Putin Warns ISIS – Obama Warns School District About Girls’ Shower Room (Some Months afo!!!)

    10/11/2016 4:24:53 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies ^ | November 6, 2015 at 1:12pm | y Rev Michael Bresciani
    This is a truth that could not make good fiction in a low budget B movie, much less a policy issue in the once most dignified and morally advanced nation the world has ever known.My first inclination was to title this piece, “Obama threatens to spank school district for not favoring a single transgender student.”Too crass, I thought; but along came an article before I got to write word one. It was entitled “Complete Anarchy’ as Obama Invades girls’ Showers.” The subtitle was even more scathing and reads: “Feds force school to comply with ‘profoundly stupid’ rule.”Good online writers hyperlink...
  • Live mic of hillary clinton

    10/11/2016 2:48:17 PM PDT · by The_Republic_Of_Maine · 18 replies
    10-11-2016/ | Self
    Does anyone have a link to where clinton as first lady, spoke on a hot mic, with our without knowing it where she denegrated, blacks, the military, the secret service, hispanics, illegals or any woman?
  • War on Terror book on sale

    10/10/2016 3:06:05 PM PDT · by 1pitech · 2 replies
    No Compromise Media ^ | 10-10-2016 | Paul Ibbetson
    One of the five most complete books on terrorism and national security when it comes to abuse and use of the Patriot Act. Get now for .99 cents for Kindle. 330 pages of research. Enjoy. topics include: detention, surveillance, enemy combatants,interrogation, warrants and searches and more.
  • The Marines wouldn't take him. So Levi Shirley went to war on his own

    10/10/2016 2:56:15 PM PDT · by BBell · 25 replies ^ | 9/916 | DAVID KELLY
    Levi Shirley wanted nothing more than to be a Marine. In high school, he taught an informal class on Marine Corps history at the recruiting office a few miles from his house and worked out with the men posted there. His mother Susan was less excited. Her ex-husband did three combat tours in Vietnam that still haunted him. She didn’t want that for Levi. At 23, he certainly looked like a Marine: 6 foot 5, rangy with thick brown hair. The problem was his eyesight. Susan put $4,500 on a credit card — many weeks pay at the glass factory...
  • The Nuclear-War Tank Came at Exactly the Wrong Time: Object 279 ran afoul of Nikita Khrushchev

    10/10/2016 10:36:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    War is Boring ^ | October 9, 2016 | Robert Beckhusen
    In a war that never happened, formations of heavy and rather odd-looking Soviet tanks would have powered through atomic explosions in breakthrough attacks into West Germany. Enter the Object 279 tank, a curious oddity from the late 1950s which was obsolete — despite its design principles deliberately reflecting the fear of a nuclear battlefield — by the time it was produced. It was certainly not a success, as the Soviet Union only manufactured a handful of prototypes.
  • God Bless the USA

    10/10/2016 8:57:30 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 3 replies
    you tube ^ | 10/10/2016 | self
    I love these guys.
  • Get a picture of a kid in Chicago..

    10/09/2016 10:16:23 PM PDT · by mommab2003 · 6 replies
    I guess the only way to get attention to the killings in our own cities is to get a picture of some sympathetic looking child. Yes, I feel heartbroken for the little guy but we have our own problems. We are talking about safe zones, blah, blah... what about our own country? Someone get a picture, we need help at home.
  • NATO Falling Apart Due to Incompatible Weapon Systems, Missing Parts

    10/08/2016 4:56:40 PM PDT · by PIF · 27 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 01:38 09.10.2016 | Not Cited
    Speaking at the annual Association of the US Army conference, the commander of the US Army Europe Ben Hodges revealed some of his concerns regarding the current state of NATO armies. Amid growing escalation of the US-Russia tensions over Syria, cyberattacks and whatnot, fears of all-out war can be heard more and more often. In this light, some of the issues Ben Hodges pointed out sound anecdotal. For example, one of the minor, but nevertheless troubling issues are… refueling nozzles. Who could have thought that armies of the US and Germany use incompatible refueling systems? Thus, if some German brigade...
  • Images Show A Badly Damaged HSV-2 Swift Following Attack Off Yemeni Coast

    10/08/2016 6:30:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    The Warzone ^ | October 5, 2016 | Tyler Rogoway
    As we noted previously, details surrounding the attack on the UAE-operated logistics ship Swift remain very fuzzy. Most news outlets reported the ship was sunk. Contrary to those reports, it appears the ship–or what was left of it–was being towed to Eritrea for examination. It looks as if it has arrived there, and the pictures are not pretty.
  • VA hospital’s LSD experiments sped brother’s fall into schizophrenia, Lee’s Summit man fears

    10/07/2016 7:49:00 AM PDT · by Theoria · 8 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | 05 October 2016 | Joe Robertson
    Back then it was hard not to laugh, talking about LSD.“It was like having my own TV set, all these little colored lights. ... I had this amazing experience looking down at myself … (and) at some point while I was up there I remembered what I heard about this chap who never made it back.” Among those listening and laughing on the 1965 audio recording was Karl Menninger, one of the giants of psychiatry and co-founder of the Menninger Clinic, as he presided over an academic colloquium on hallucinogenic drugs.The speaker on the tape, a medical student who had...
  • Blowing Bureaucratic Smoke

    10/07/2016 7:07:05 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 6 replies
    WSJ ^ | 6 Oct 2016
    ...In August a new FDA rule went into effect that forbids tobacco makers and distributors from handing out free samples. Some companies that have been donating cigars to service members for decades have now stopped for fear that this is now illegal... California Republican Duncan Hunter, who did combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan before becoming a Marine reservist, says legislation shouldn’t be needed. In a Sept. 8 letter, he asked FDA Commissioner Robert Califf to clarify if the new rule really does ban cigar donations to soldiers. He’s still waiting to hear back.... The FDA’s bureaucrats are happy to...
  • October 7, 1571

    10/07/2016 5:23:08 AM PDT · by paterfamilias · 22 replies
    October 7, 2016 | me
    The Battle of Lepanto, which saved Christian Europe from armed Moslem domination in the form of the Ottoman Turks. Don Juan of Austria, leading the Holy League against the Turks, was outnumbered: 300 Turkish galleys against 200 of the Holy League. Don Juan instructed all of his men to pray the Rosary prior to the engagement: the Turkish forces were utterly destroyed. Pope St. Pius V believed that this important victory was secured by the intercession of the Blessed Virgin. Thus, today is celebrated as the Feast of Our Lady of Victory and/or the Feast of Our Lady of the...
  • The ultimate off-roader? Chevy unveils silent Colorado ZH2 stealth military pickup

    10/05/2016 8:30:08 PM PDT · by Teotwawki · 26 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | October 5, 2016 | Cheyenne MacDonald
    General Motors has revealed its most extreme Chevy truck yet, and it’s set to be tested by the US Army. The Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 is an off-road electric vehicle equipped with a massive hydrogen fuel cell, which can even act as a portable power source. Despite its hulking size, at over six-and-a-half feet tall and seven feet wide, and all-terrain capabilities, the truck will also be used to evaluate stealth operations for near-silent surveillance.
  • Marines pick Glock 9mm over 1911 for spec ops

    10/05/2016 1:14:33 PM PDT · by PROCON · 123 replies ^ | Oct. 5, 2016 | Joey Clementine
    The Glock 19 is now the only and official sidearm for Marine special operators as officials ditched the classic .45-caliber Colt 1911, the Marine Corps Times reported last week. “We put our money behind the 9mm round fired by an extremely well-trained marksman carrying a Glock 19,” said Maj. Nick Mannweiler, a spokesman for Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command. He added the 9mm Glock is the only pistol Marine special operators are allowed to take into battle. Since last year, MARSOC has purchased and fielded 1,654 Glock 19s because Raiders needed a reliable secondary weapon “that could be...
  • A Night on the Battleship [USS Iowa] Overnight Tour $125

    10/05/2016 11:19:15 AM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 57 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | 10/05/16 | Atlas Obscura
    The USS Iowa may have been the first of the Iowa-class battleships to be commissioned, but she was the last battleship to retire permanently. Once called the "Battleship of Presidents" (having hosted FDR, Reagan, and George H.W. Bush), the USS Iowa had the biggest guns on any U.S. Navy ship, used primarily for anti-aircraft missions: nine 16-inch guns mounted on three stacked turrets on the flight deck (capable of carrying 2000 tons of firepower). She was the lead ship of the last class of battleships in the Navy, having served in three significant commissions: World War II, the Korean War,...
  • Why would PMCs be in politically-unstable places, as opposed to waiting in comfort to be called?

    10/04/2016 7:28:38 PM PDT · by ctdonath2 · 4 replies
    Where individuals trying to find contract work hang around to be known and put themselves in the right places at the right times, companies hoping to score prime contracts have to have an early logistical presence and maintain it in order to be confident they can service any contracts at all.
  • My Step Father's Action TrackChair (Vanity)

    10/04/2016 6:27:26 AM PDT · by Malsua · 22 replies
    10/4/2016 | Malsua
    My Step Father, a marine, did 3 tours in Vietnam, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines "The Walking Dead". He was combat wounded twice, earning two purple hearts, one was earned as he was shot while carrying his buddy to the med facility. He made it with both of them by the way. He was in Khe Sahn during the thick of it and the Tet offensive and saw a lot of action, including a 3 day objective that turned into 3 months. He was Honorably discharged at the Rank of Sergeant in 1969. He passed away on September 22, 2016 after...
  • Donald Trump’s gaffe on veterans and PTSD shows just what an amateur he still is

    10/03/2016 12:56:54 PM PDT · by ObozoMustGo2012 · 51 replies
    WaPo ^ | 10/3/2016 | Aaron Blake
    There will be plenty of quibbling in the hours ahead, but Donald Trump clearly just created a new batch of problems for himself with his comments Monday morning, in which he suggested that veterans dealing with mental health problems aren't "strong" and "can't handle it." "When people come back from war and combat, they see things that maybe a lot of the folks in this room have seen many times over, and you're strong and you can handle it, but a lot of people can't handle it," Trump said to a veterans group in Northern Virginia. "And they see horror...
  • Forgotten story of Polish nuns gang-raped and made pregnant by advancing Soviet troops [tr}

    10/02/2016 10:16:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 80 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 2, 2016 | Darren Boyle
    As Hitler's troops withdrew from Poland in 1945, Stalin's Red Army advanced towards Berlin. Instead of liberation, the Soviet troops raped and pillaged as they followed the retreating Nazis.  In January 1945, as the war continued, French authorities sent Dr Madeleine Pauliac to Moscow to assist with the efforts to repatriate any French prisoners of war discovered by the Soviets.
  • The South’s Chief Whipping Boy

    10/01/2016 9:31:00 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 48 replies
    WSJ ^ | 30 Sept 2016 | RUSSELL S. BONDS
    Earl J. Hess’s “Braxton Bragg: The Most Hated Man of the Confederacy” is a thoughtful re-examination of a man who has become, unfortunately and unfairly, the South’s “chief whipping boy.”... Mr. Hess is a diligent old-school chronicler of battlefield history, producing a stream of studies of lesser-known battles, infantry tactics, and even small arms and field fortifications.... Mr. Hess does provide a fascinating glimpse of Bragg’s prewar friendship with another famously prickly officer, William Tecumseh Sherman.... Mr. Hess attributes Bragg’s execrable reputation to a number of factors: the benefit of historical hindsight; a host of scheming, incompetent subordinates; apocryphal stories...
  • Joakim Noah skips military dinner, cites 'mixed feelings' and anti-war stance

    09/30/2016 6:22:02 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 30, 2016 | Ian Begley
    WEST POINT, N.Y. -- New York Knicks center Joakim Noah says he skipped a team dinner at the West Point Military Academy that featured cadets and a speech by a former colonel because he is against war. Noah added he had "mixed feelings" about spending time at the West Point Military Academy, where the Knicks are holding training camp this week, because he is opposed to the idea of young troops fighting in wars.

    09/30/2016 1:07:34 PM PDT · by kerry431 · 5 replies
    Blog ^ | Friday, September 30, 2016 | Howard Galganov
    CROOKED HILLARY & THE LEFT HAVE MUCH MORE TO WORRY ABOUT THAN TRUMP: IF CROOKED HILLARY, which is a term I can use again, because Trump seems to have Rediscovered his Way, and has gone back to calling her exactly what she is . . . THINKS that she has a chance to increase her lead in the Election Campaign . . . SHE HAS ANOTHER REALLY BIG THINK COMING!
  • Beretta Displays New CSASS in 7.62mm

    09/30/2016 11:35:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies ^ | September 29, 2016 | Matthew Cox
    Beretta had its version of a compact semi-automatic sniper rifle on display at Modern Day Marine 2016. The ARX200, chambered for 7.62mm NATO, is the rifle Beretta was designing for the U.S. Army’s Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System competition awhile back.
  • New Experimental Army Rifle Uses "Telescoped" Ammunition

    09/30/2016 10:12:02 AM PDT · by Rio · 22 replies
    Defense contractor Textron just unveiled a new rifle at the Modern Day Marine conference. Designed to use so-called "telescoped" ammunition, the new rifle promises a harder-hitting, lighter bullet for America's ground troops to fire. Whether the U.S. military is ready to embrace all the change a new rifle and ammunition would bring remains to be seen. Traditional bullet cartridges have a bullet seated roughly halfway inside a brass shell casing, with gunpowder inside the casing. By contrast, the new rifle uses a 6.5-millimeter polymer-cased telescoped bullet. Telescoped rounds feature a bullet completely encased in a polymer shell, like a shotgun,...
  • The Gay, Feminist, Democratic, Rainbow Warrior Army

    09/30/2016 10:05:02 AM PDT · by NRx · 3 replies
    The Anti-Gnostic ^ | 09-29-2016 | The Anti-Gnostic
    Via Ad Orientem Marine Corps enlisted and officer training is to be fully gender integrated with gender-neutral occupational titles. Same with the Navy, which will no longer have "corpsmen" but, presumably, "corpspersons." All restrictions on homosexuals and transsexuals serving openly are to be lifted. Don't Ask, Don't Tell has been officially replaced with Never Shut Up. This will probably have less impact on US tactical capability than we think. The Special Forces and mercenary companies will continue to be mostly lean, mean white males as the regular forces become a gay, female pageant. Presumably, even the Bolsheviks know that you...
  • Ambassador Chris Stevens’ Fiancé Speaks Out

    09/29/2016 3:19:00 AM PDT · by thesligoduffyflynns · 26 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 04/24/2016 | Jim Hoft

    09/28/2016 9:31:40 AM PDT · by fireman15 · 30 replies
    Fred Willis | 05/30/2016 | Fred Willis
    AN INFIDEL'S GUIDE TO ISLAM, Updated. by Fred Willis, May 30, 2016 "There is none so blind as he who will not see." This essay was composed by me in 2008. I have revised it and published and broadcast it in several versions. Read on and you will see that I have reason to fear Islam. There is no bigotry in telling the truth about Islam. I am an infidel. If you are not a Muslim, according to the Koran, you are an infidel. This guide will help you to understand your position in the Muslim world. There are approximately...
  • Check Out North Korea’s Light Machine Gun: ‘Light,’ my ass;the Type 73 is heavy and complicated

    09/28/2016 7:40:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    War is Boring ^ | September 28, 2016 | Matthew Moss
    Physically, North Korea’s Type 73 light machine gun resembles both the British Bren and the Russian PKM. The gas-operated, 7.62-by-54R-chambered Type 73 boats a cyclic rate of 600 to 700 rounds per minute and a quick-change barrel system. Weighing 10.6 kilograms unloaded, the Type 73 is heavier than the Russian PKM is.
  • Judge Orders Soldier to Carry Photo of Drowned Puppy in His Wallet

    09/28/2016 12:20:50 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    A Fort Bragg soldier who intentionally drowned his 8-month-old puppy in 2015 was ordered by a judge Tuesday to keep a photo of the dog in his wallet. Police said John Burrow tied up the pup named Riley then threw the animal into MacFadyen Pond in Fayetteville, North Carolina. On Jan. 2, 2015, the dog’s body washed ashore. Burrow allegedly told investigators the mixed lab-shepherd pup had run from home several times, and he and his wife could not afford the bills after the dog got hurt. Burrow’s neighbors were furious, especially those who had given the couple hundreds of...
  • 101-Year-Old Veteran Gets One Last Ride on a Harley

    09/27/2016 12:20:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    KFOR ^ | SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
    A big day for an Arizona veteran who is 101 years old. He was taken on a special ride in Prescott Valley. It was called “One Last Ride” and for Ray Weser it was a ride of a lifetime. “I’ll be 102 in December,” Weser said. Weser says he fell in love with Harley-Davidson motorcycles as a young teen when he was working on a Harley. “Harley dripping oil, smoke coming out of everywhere and I fell in love with motorcycles right there!” Weser said.
  • Turkish Tanks Take a Pounding in Syria

    09/27/2016 11:35:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    War is Boring ^ | September 25, 2016 | Sebastien Roblin
    Ankara’s tanks have been in the news a lot this year, whether prowling the streets of the Turkish capital in a failed coup attempt, or taking missile fire from rebel fighters on the Syrian border. Recently, Turkish armor crossed over into Syria and drove the Islamic State terrorist group from its last holdings along the Turkish border — and also fought with U.S.-backed Kurdish rebels, creating a frustrating diplomatic quandary for the White House.
  • The fall and rise of Chris Mintz, Former infantry soldier [tr]

    09/27/2016 6:40:44 AM PDT · by pabianice · 1 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 9/27/16 | Horton
    ROSEBURG, Ore. — Chris Mintz finished his six-minute deployment broken yet unbowed. He had been shot five times and was bleeding out, thousands of miles from the nearest battlefield. Being wounded was a real possibility when Mintz enlisted as an Army infantryman, but taking fire in rural Oregon wasn’t quite what he pictured. He joined in 2004, between two vicious battles in Fallujah while an insurgency simmered in Afghanistan. He could have gone into water purification or finance or any number of jobs. But choosing combat arms in wartime takes a certain kind of soldier with a certain something to...
  • Salinas Woman Joins Air Force After Going to Airshow

    09/26/2016 11:27:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    KSBW ^ | 9/26 | Brynne Whittaker
    Salinas woman joins Air Force after going to airshow (Video at site)