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  • ROC Navy to Build Three Air Defense Catamaran Corvettes based on Tuo River-class

    03/15/2016 6:35:41 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | March 15, 2016
    The ROC Navy (Republic of China - Taiwan) has ordered three air defense catamaran corvettes based on the existing Tuo River-class. It is rumored the corvettes are expected to be fitted with Mk 41 VLS for a new naval variant of the Sky Bow III (Tien Kung III) surface to air missiles. It remains to be seen however if such large missiles can fit on a small platform like this catamaran corvette. Same thing goes for long range radar sensors. The "Tuo River" Catamaran Corvette sailing under its own power. Picture: Internet/Lee Chung Wei Other weapon system should include Sky...
  • What Is China's HQ-9 Air Defense System Capable of?

    02/18/2016 5:32:04 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    Deutsche Welle German Radio ^ | February 17, 2016
    Citing civilian satellite imagery, US broadcaster Fox News reported on February 16 that the Chinese military has deployed an advanced surface-to-air missile system to one of its contested islands in the South China Sea. The report, which was based on pictures from ImageSat International, said the missiles appeared to be the HQ-9 air defense system. US officials and Taiwan's defense ministry were later quoted as saying that the missile batteries had been set up on Woody Island in the Paracels. China has controlled all of the Paracels, which are also claimed by Vietnam and Taiwan, since the mid-1970s and the...
  • How China’s New Russian Air Defense System Could Change Asia

    01/21/2016 2:38:12 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 9 replies
    War On The Rocks ^ | 21 Jan 2016 | Timothy R. Heath
    The S-400 is the most dangerous operationally deployed modern long-range SAM in the world. Its maximum effective range is up to 400km (215 nautical miles). The system reportedly can track 100 airborne targets and engage six of them simultaneously. The S-400 reportedly has the capability to counter low-observable aircraft and precision-guided munitions, and is also reportedly extremely mobile.
  • India successfully testfires Indo-Israeli Barak-8 missile

    12/29/2015 11:50:47 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    English.news.cn ^ | 2015-12-30
    NEW DELHI, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) -- India Wednesday successfully testfired a long-range, surface-to-air missile, Barak-8, jointly developed with Israel, from an Indian Navy warship off the coast of the western state of Goa, sources said. "The maiden testfiring of the missile in the Arabia Sea has been successful. It has destroyed an aerial target after being launched from INS Kolkata. The missile was twice testfired onboard Israeli ships and this is the first time that such a test was held onboard an Indian warship," sources said. Indian Navy has described the testfiring as "a quantum jump in Indian air defense...
  • Moonbat of The Week-Samuel L.Jackson:I wanted it to be some crazy white dude,not Muslims

    12/28/2015 12:23:09 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 55 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | 12-27-2015 | sundance
    December 27, 2015Moonbat of The Week - Samuel L. Jackson:"I really wanted (San Bernardino Terrorist Attack) to just be another, you know, crazy white dude, and not really some Muslims... by sundance ...Jackson says he empathizes with innocent Muslim-Americans who have fallen under the veil of suspicion because a few other people who share their religion have committed atrocities against their countrymen:"When that thing happened in France, we were sitting there going, 'Oh, my God, these terrorists!' And I can't even tell you how much that day the thing that happened in San Bernardino - I was in Hawaii -...
  • Breaking the War Mentality (Barack Obama, circa 1983 at Columbia)

    01/29/2009 7:30:27 PM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 142 replies · 7,720+ views
    Most students at Columbia do not have first hand knowledge of war. Military violence has been a vicarious experience, channeled into our minds through television, film, and print. The more sensitive among us struggle to extrapolate experiences of war from our everyday experience, discussing the latest mortality statistics from Guatemala, sensitizing ourselves to our parents' wartime memories, or incorporating into our framework of reality as depicted by a Maller[?] or a Coppola. But the taste of war -- the sounds and chill, the dead bodies -- are remote and far removed. We know that wars have occurred, will occur, are...
  • Vietnam buys Israeli-made air defense missile system, radar

    11/15/2015 3:59:26 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    TUOI TRE NEWS ^ | 10/30/2015
    Vietnam has ordered an Israeli-made air defense missile system to enhance its air defense capacity, a senior military official said on the portal of the Vietnam People's Army last week. The Air Defense and Air Force Service of Vietnam has actively carried out many projects to improve the durability and capacity of its weapons and technical equipment, Lieutenant General Le Huy Vinh, Commander of the Air Defense and Air Force Service, said in an article published on the website on October 20. According to the article on building a modern air defense and air force service to protect the national...
  • World's most advanced missile defence system: Here's what India is buying from Russia

    10/30/2015 7:53:33 PM PDT · by cold start · 24 replies
    First Post ^ | 30 October 2015
    Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar left for Moscow on 30 October for a three-day visit before he leaves for ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting (ADMM-Plus) in Malaysia. The takeaway of this trip is however the fact that all measures are in place for India to acquire world's most advanced anti-ballistic missile system — the S-400. Previously known as S-300PMU-3, S-400 is a new generation anti-aircraft weapon system developed by Russia's Almaz Central Design Bureau as an upgrade of the S-300 family. It is currently in service with the Russian Armed Forces. The S-400 is designed to protect nuclear reactors, population centres...
  • Raytheon looks to add Army air-defense role to Sidewinder

    08/28/2015 5:05:43 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 25 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | August 26, 2015 | David Wichner
    The Army and Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems have test-fired the latest version of the companys venerable Sidewinder air-to-air missile from a ground launcher to down an unmanned aircraft target, the company said Wednesday. WHAT HAPPENED Raytheon said that an AIM-9X Block II Sidewinder missile was launched from a prototype Multi-Mission Launcher, a new ground-based launch system under development by the Army. The test was performed in March at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, and details were announced by the company Wednesday. The AIM-9X missile locked onto an unmanned aircraft before launch and then intercepted and destroyed the drone,...
  • S. Korea to start mass production of new M-SAM missile

    07/31/2015 1:26:59 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    SEOUL, July 30 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will deploy a new homegrown mid-range surface-to-air missile, M-SAM, in the Air Force this year following a successful test-fire, the defense acquisition agency said Thursday. The missile with a 40-kilometer range, also called "Cheongung," was developed locally in 2011 to replace the Air Force's aging batteries of MIM-23 Hawk from the U.S. The Defense Acquisition Program Administration said it recently carried out a successful test launch of the initial M-SAM, sealing the quality certification. The new missile will be distributed to the Air Force starting in September, the DAPA said, adding that mass-production...
  • India keen on new Shtil-1 SAMs for Navy

    06/23/2015 5:02:07 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | June 23, 2015
    India has shown interest in buying the new Shtil-1 naval surface to air missile (SAM) systems, being installed on frigates 11356 project, Maxim Kuzyuk, Tekhnodinamika General Director, told RIA Novosti. "Now everyone is waiting for the state testing of the first ship of the Admiral series (project 11356) to be complete. That is when the new SAM will be accepted into service with the Russian Navy, after which it will be possible to deliver it overseas. Today India has shown interest in acquiring the new Shtil. We are discussing deliveries as part of the upgrade of old vessels and the...
  • Barak-8 on Target

    06/15/2015 9:18:13 PM PDT · by cold start · 12 replies
    ainonline.com ^ | 15 June 2015 | David Donald
    Barak-8 eight-round launchers can be rapidly deployed on land to provide point defense for critical locations, and in networked groups for area defense. Following successful trials late last year, IAIs Barak-8 medium-range surface-to-air missile is being delivered to customers, and is also now fielded with the IDF (Israel Defense Forces). The company does not discuss its customers, but acknowledges that the missile has been procured by Israel and India, plus others. Non-Israeli sources state that the Barak-8 has been adopted by the Indian Navy, which already employs the Barak-1, for service aboard its latest frigates, destroyers and aircraft carriers. Following...
  • Russia Confirms Arms Deal to Supply China With S-400 Air Defense Systems

    04/13/2015 4:54:17 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    China has signed a contract with the Russian state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport for the purchase of the S-400 air defense systems, the company's chief executive Anatoly Isaikin said in an interview with the Russian daily Kommersant. "I will not disclose the details of the contract, but yes, China has indeed become the first buyer of this sophisticated Russian air defense system. It underlines once again the strategic level of our relations," Isaikin said, when asked whether it was true that Beijing signed a contract for the purchase of four S-400 divisions in September 2014. Isaykin also said that "many countries"...
  • India, France to jointly develop naval missile

    03/31/2015 4:57:59 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    The Hindu ^ | March 31, 2015 | DINAKAR PERI
    The Defence Acquisition Council has approved the Maitri project for the co-development of a Short Range Surface-to-Air Missile (SR-SAM) by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) with MBDA of France, Navy officers said on Monday. The DRDO has been directed by the government to engage Original Equipment Manufacturer for joint development, a Defence Ministry official said. The project has been in the works since 2007 to meet the requirements of the Army and the Air Force. MoU with MBDA The DRDO had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with MBDA in 2013, but there has hardly been any progress because...
  • Michael Sam in, Tim Tebow, Vince Young out at 1st-ever veteran combine

    03/15/2015 4:43:46 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 58 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | March 12, 2015 | John Breech
    Tim Tebow finally knows how to throw spiral, but he won't get to show off his new skill at the NFL's first-ever veteran combine on March 22 -- because he wasn't invited. The NFL released a list of players who have been invited to the combine on Wednesday and Tebow's name was nowhere to be found ... Although Tebow won't be in attendance at the combine, Michael Sam will be there ...
  • India's Most-Advanced Warship to Get the Missiles That Were Missing

    02/05/2015 10:17:18 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    NDTV ^ | February 05, 2015 | Vishnu Som
    The Barak 8 is a long range surface to air missile NEW DELHI: When the Indian Navy commissioned its most-advanced warship eight months ago, the INS Kolkata was missing its primary weapon system - the Barak 8 long range surface to air missiles, 32 of which were meant to be carried onboard in ready-to-fire mode. NDTV has learned that the Barak 8 missile has cleared all its tests and is ready for induction. The missile, designed to intercept incoming anti-ship missiles at a range of at least 70 kilometres, has been made in partnership with Israel, where it has successfully...
  • Gay NFL player Michael Sam kisses boyfriend as he wins GQ Man of the Year award

    12/05/2014 7:42:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 56 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 5, 2014 | Steve Hopkins
    The NFL's first openly gay player, Michael Sam, has been named Man of the Year by men's magazine GQ, and celebrated the accolade by planting a kiss on his partner Vito Cammisano. Sam, who was drafted into the St Louis Rams earlier this year, took home the award at a ceremony at West Hollywood's Chateau Marmont last night. Other stars in contention for the prize were Chris Pratt, Steve Carell, Dave Chappelle, Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley.
  • Michael Sam: I'm Not in the NFL Because I'm Gay

    12/03/2014 11:09:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 83 replies
    TMZ Sports ^ | December 3, 2104 | Staff
    Michael Sam believes he's not on a NFL roster because of the fact he's openly gay -- telling TMZ Sports he strongly believes he's got the talent to play in the league. Sam was at LAX this morning when he was asked if he thinks NFL teams are shying away from him because of his sexual orientation ... or if it has to do with the level of talent he faced after college. "I think I was the SEC Defensive Player of the Year last year ... so I don't think it had to do with talent."
  • Michael Sam: I never wanted to come out the way I did

    11/24/2014 9:43:45 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 49 replies
    New York Post (through GQ Magazine) ^ | November 24, 2014 | Stephanie Smith
    Michael Sam, the NFLs first openly gay player, would have preferred not to come out the way he did before the NFL draft last year. If I had it my way, I never would have done it the way I did, never would have told it the way I did, says Sam, a former all-star at the University of Missouri, in GQs latest issue.
  • First In, Last Out - The story of the Wild Weasel.

    09/20/2014 7:42:38 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 21 replies
    Youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    Part 1 of a very interesting, early 1980s, documentary about the creation and development of the Wild Weasel SAM hunting missions, from the earliest missions against Russian missiles in Vietnam with F-100's to the planes and equipment of the(then) present day.
  • China shows off advanced ship missile defence system

    09/11/2014 5:55:09 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | Thursday, 11 September, 2014
    A Hongqi-10 ship-based missile defence cell installed on a Chinese warship. Photo: SCMP Pictures China has shown off the People's Liberation Army's latest hardware on primetime state television, an advanced short-range missile defence system said to have a high success rate destroying incoming missiles and aircraft. The Hongqi-10 (Reg Flag 10) surface-to-air missile was shown in China Central Television's evening news bulletin Wednesday being fired from ships and land-based mobile launchers, and exploding in the sky on impact with its target. It will protect warships against rockets over a limited area, and will be used alongside an area defence system...
  • Michael Sam cut by Rams

    08/30/2014 1:08:15 PM PDT · by GreenAccord · 205 replies
    espn.com ^ | 8/30/2014 | Nick Wagoner and Adam Schefter
    EARTH CITY, Mo. -- The St. Louis Rams released defensive end Michael Sam on Saturday, according to multiple league sources. Sam's efforts to become the first openly gay player in NFL history came up just short in a competition against undrafted rookie Ethan Westbrooks. Westbrooks is one of nine defensive linemen to land a roster spot. Sam officially hit waivers Saturday at 4 p.m. ET when all NFL teams had to trim their rosters down to the league-mandated 53 players. From there, the other 31 teams will have 24 hours to put in a claim for Sam.
  • Chris Long didn't appreciate ESPN's Michael Sam shower segment

    08/26/2014 9:22:38 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | August 26, 2014 | Will Brinson
    Tuesday's SportsCenter featured an awkward break down of Michael Sam -- Rams defensive lineman and the first openly-gay player in the NFL -- and his shower habits. While Josina Anderson reported Kendall Langford said Sam is "one of the guys and seems to be taking a rookie approach in terms of listening and learning at his own pace" she also reported one unnamed Rams defensive player's position on Sam's showering with teammates. "Another defensive player told me Sam is 'respecting our space' and from his perspective he seems to think Michael Sam is kind of waiting to take a shower...
  • First Openly Gay NFL Draftee Michael Sam May Not Make the Team

    08/25/2014 7:50:02 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 92 replies
    Atlantic Wire ^ | 8/25/14 | Adam Chandler
    Michael Sam, who became the first openly gay football player to be drafted by an NFL team, has made waves in just three preseason games. But on a surprisingly deep St. Louis roster, Sam's spot is hardly guaranteed. "Hes no different than any other late-round pick or college free agent that we have. Hes just trying to make this team, Rams coach Jeff Fisher said in his office the other day. We have a reality that we can only keep so many players at that position. Is he better than that fourth or fifth defensive end? Right now, I cant...
  • Investigators: MH17 black box data consistent with SAM shootdown

    07/26/2014 11:46:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/26/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    It took a while for EU investigators to get the black boxes from Malaysia Air 17 back fron Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists, and for good reason. According to CBS News, the plane experienced “massive explosive decompression” while cruising normally at 33,000 feet — exactly what one would see in a surface-to-air missile attack: Unreleased data from a black box retrieved from the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine show findings consistent with the plane’s fuselage being hit multiple times by shrapnel from a missile explosion, CBS News correspondent Mark Phillips reports.“It did what it was designed to do,”...
  • ESPNs Wilbon: Influence..Religious Right in Footb' Preventing Players from Accepting Michael Sam

    07/23/2014 9:59:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 60 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 23, 2014 | Andrew Johnson
    The NFL hasn’t been sufficiently accepting of Michael Sam, who came out as the first openly gay professional football player earlier this year, due to the religious Right’s influence in NFL locker rooms, says one ESPN commentator. On Tuesday, Pardon the Interruption’s Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon were discussing former NFL coach Tony Dungy’s recent comments that media attention would have pushed him away from drafting Sam. Kornheiser said he was optimistic that NFL players would be personally tolerant of Sam, though. “I’m more skeptical,” Wilbon countered. “I think there is a component, a subculture of the religious Right, that...
  • Why Tony Dungy wouldn't have drafted Michael Sam

    07/21/2014 2:27:34 PM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    SI ^ | July 21, 2014 | Doug Farrar
    "I wouldnt have taken him. Not because I dont believe Michael Sam should have a chance to play, but I wouldnt want to deal with all of it. Its not going to be totally smooth things will happen. That's what former NFL defensive back and head coach Tony Dungy told Ira Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune when asked about the prospects for rookie defensive end Michael Sam. Of course, Sam is the league's first openly gay player, and though many league executives and players may feel exactly that way, Dungy may feel the courage to speak to his own...
  • Downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 a story of claims and counterclaims

    07/18/2014 10:16:02 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/18/14 | Jim Emerson
    Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a surface-to-air missile (SAM) over Grabovo, Ukraine and crashed near the Russian border killing all 298 souls on board. The national/political identity of the SAM battery that attacked the commercial airliner is unknown at the time of writing. The finger pointing, accusations and conspiracy theories are currently noise disguising the truth. Even the so-called recording of pro-Russian separatists is of questionable origin. Russian military intelligence would be unbelievablythat is, implausiblysloppy to permit discussion of a civilian shootdown over unencrypted communications. (1) The New York Times reports that two witnesses near Grabovo claim...
  • US-made Stinger missiles have likely fallen into ISIS hands, officials say

    06/17/2014 6:21:18 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 17 replies
    FoxNews ^ | June 16, 2014 | FoxNews.com
    U.S. officials with access to the latest U.S. intelligence on Iraq told Fox News it "appears likely/probable" that U.S.-made Stinger missiles have fallen into the hands of Sunni insurgents. [....] Iraqi intelligence officials said ISIS fighters managed to take control of two big weapons depots late last week holding some 400,000 items, including AK-47 rifles, rockets and rocket-propelled grenades, artillery shells and mortars. A quarter of the stockpiles were quickly sent to Syria in order to help the group's comrades there, they said.
  • Michael Sam may have violated NCAA rules [Vanity]

    05/19/2014 12:48:50 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 44 replies
    self | 19 May 2014 | Bjrn Radtke
    There was a discussion on FR about Michael Sam selling T-Shirts on his website. It got me thinking when was this website created? If it was created after he came out then he is an entrepreneirial capitalist but if it was created before then he's all about himself and his gayness. So I went to check on my local domain register and low and behold it was created October 13, 2013 but this where Sam might be in a little bit of trouble withe NCAA. The site was registered by his now agents Empire Athletes of Santa Monica, California and...
  • Michael Sam didnt disclose doc plans, fearing it might hurt draft stock, per report

    05/16/2014 6:59:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 62 replies
    SI ^ | May 15, 2014 | Bryan Rose
    The Oprah Winfrey Network is set to begin production on a documentary series surrounding Michael Sam, a plan that Sam and his representatives knew about before the draft. The problem? The latter group didnt disclose that fact to the St. Louis Rams or other teams. Per ESPNs Ed Werder, Sam and Co. didnt disclose their OWN documentary plans to teams ahead of the draft out of fear that he might not be picked. St. Louis scooped up Sam at pick No. 249 overall.
  • Im Done!: Talk Host Storms Off Set After Heated Discussion Over Michael Sams Kiss With Boyfriend

    05/15/2014 10:22:42 AM PDT · by montag813 · 32 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 05-15-2014 | TRN
    A Texas talk show host stormed off set Tuesday after a heated discussion was ignited when she expressed disapproval of coverage showing Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend. Can we just agree that this was an opportunity to make news? KTXD-TVs The Broadcast host Amy Kushnir asked. He has every right to do what he wants, thats not my issue, she added. I just dont want it in my face. WATCH:
  • Free Speech Not So Free When Discussing Gay Rights

    05/15/2014 6:43:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 15, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    Once, Social Security was the "third rail" of politics. Touch it and face political death. Now it is homosexuality. Criticize anything gay people do and you risk ostracism, fines, suspension or loss of your livelihood. Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted by a National Football League team -- the St. Louis Rams picked him 249th in the last round -- is being treated by the media and those in the gay rights movement as the equivalent of an early American pioneer. Miami Dolphins safety Don Jones, apparently, didn't get the memo. Jones tweeted "OMG" and "horrible"...
  • Oprah acquires rights to Sam series

    05/14/2014 6:05:16 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 49 replies
    ESPN ^ | May 14, 2014 | Darren Rovell
    The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) announced on Wednesday that it had purchased the rights to a documentary series that will follow the life of Michael Sam. Terms were undisclosed, but sources said that negotiations to make the deal took two months. Sam became the first openly gay man to be taken in the NFL draft when he was picked Saturday in the seventh round by the St. Louis Rams. Cameras for the network were with Sam when he received the call that he was drafted and will follow him through training camp as he tries to make the team. The...
  • Michael Sam's boyfriend Vito..dad did time for sports betting..grandfather..mobster 'Willie the Rat'

    05/12/2014 12:19:43 PM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 12, 2014 | Lydia Warren
    Wiping away tears before sharing a passionate kiss for the cameras, new NFL pick Michael Sam and his boyfriend were the picture of joy on Saturday. As the photograph of their embrace quickly spread across the internet, Sam celebrated being the first openly-gay player drafted to the NFL - and viewers wondered about the identity of his man. He has now been named as Vito Cammisano, a 23-year-old fellow University of Missouri alum, who starred on the school's swim team - and who apparently comes from one of the state's most infamous mobster families. Online records indicate that he is...
  • First openly-gay NFL player Michael Sam and boyfriend pictured partying in Las Vegas...

    05/12/2014 8:50:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 12, 2014 | Staff
    Michael Sam and boyfriend Vito Cammisano partied Saturday night away in Las Vegas after the 24-year-old became the first openly-gay football player selected in the NFL draft. Sam's selection in the seventh round by the St Louis Rams became a landmark moment for the LGBT community when he and Cammisano celebrated with a kiss on live TV. That moment was recorded at Sam's agent's house in San Diego, and soon after Sam and 23-year-old Cammisano left to properly celebrate at Las Vegas club Tao.
  • 'I can't believe ESPN even allowed that to happen': former NFL running back (subject: Sam's kiss)

    05/12/2014 6:18:14 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 97 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 11, 2014 | Joshua Gardner
    A now-retired Super Bowl-winning NFL running back went on a Twitter tirade on Saturday after openly gay 2014 draft pick Michael Sam kissed his boyfriend on television. Derrick Ward, 33, who was a member of the New York Giants Super Bowl XLII-winning team, didn't hide his disdain for ESPN's decision to air Sam's smooch with boyfriend Vito Cammisano after learning he would become a St. Louis Ram. 'Man U got little kids lookin at the draft,' Ward complained. 'I can't believe ESPN even allowed that to happen.'
  • Historic moment as Michael Sam becomes first openly-gay player EVER drafted into the NFL...

    05/11/2014 11:45:45 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/11/14 | RYAN GORMAN
    ... after getting seventh round call from St Louis Rams...and he celebrated with a kiss from his boyfriend College football star Michael Sam and the St. Louis Rams made history Saturday night when the team made him the first openly-gay player ever drafted by a National Football League team. The highly decorated defensive end was drafted in the seventh round, 249th overall, and famously kissed boyfriend Vito Cammisano after smashing cake in his face on national television. Sam was named as both an All-American and the SEC Defensive player of the year after a stellar senior campaign last season for...
  • Michael Sam: I should've been drafted in the first three rounds

    05/11/2014 7:19:37 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 161 replies
    cbs sportsline ^ | 5-11-14 | John Breech
    Former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam became the first openly gay player in NFL history to be drafted when the Rams took him with the 249th pick on Saturday, but Sam almost didn't make history because he almost fell out of the draft. Sam was taken with the eighth-to-last pick, meaning he almost wasn't drafted at all, something he found rather shocking. The NFL's first openly gay player said he should've been picked higher. "From last season alone, I should've been in the first three rounds -- SEC Defensive player of the year, All-American," Sam said, listing off his 2013...
  • Another Dolphin in Twitter trouble

    05/10/2014 10:26:20 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    ESPN ^ | May 11, 2014 | James Walker
    DAVIE, Fla. -- It has not been a banner week for Miami Dolphins players on social media. Just 48 hours after Pro Bowl center Mike Pouncey found himself in hot water over recent Twitter comments, Dolphins second-year player Don Jones tweeted a controversial reaction to the St. Louis Rams drafting Michael Sam, who became the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL. Soon after Sam was drafted, Jones tweeted "OMG" and "horrible." Those tweets since have been deleted.
  • Rams select Michael Sam, NFL's first openly gay player

    05/10/2014 4:40:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 207 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 10, 2014 | Sam Farmer
    NEW YORK -- It took nearly the entire draft, but Michael Sam and the NFL finally made history. The St. Louis Rams used the 249th pick in the seventh round to select Sam, who has officially become the league's first openly gay player. Being picked by St. Louis means Sam will stay in the state where he played college football as a standout at the University of Missouri.
  • U.S. government: Americans are 'killer zombies'

    03/18/2014 6:11:28 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 20 replies
    WND ^ | March 18,2014 | Steve Peacock
    A bloodthirsty zombie version of the Uncle Sam character bites the neck of a foreign man in a promotional video the Obama administration is using to catch the attention of Pakistani youth. Voice of America, through a local cable company, currently distributes Zindagi 360, a program VOA uses to target young adults in Pakistan, but the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors is setting its sights higher. BBG now is aiming for a Pakistan-wide broadcast of the show, which focuses on topics that resonate with young people in Pakistan, such as music and life in America. The topics apparently include the...
  • Michael Sam unimpressive at NFL Scouting Combine, struggles in 40-yard dash and weight room

    02/25/2014 5:34:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 72 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | February 25, 2014 | Ebenezer Samuel
    Michael Sam who is hoping to become the first openly gay player in NFL history made a good impression during his media press conference on Saturday. But on on the field Monday he couldn't do the same thing. Sam needed to show he has more athleticism, but the suddenly scrutinized Missouri defensive end struggled to do that.
  • First 'out' NFL prospect Michael Sam captured on video dancing topless in Missouri gay bar..

    02/12/2014 6:37:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 50 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 12, 2014 | James Nye
    Footage of NFL hopeful Michael Sam dancing topless in a Missouri gay bar showing off his best moves has emerged in the week he dramatically came out to the nation ahead of the draft. Sam, 23, was videoed at the SoCo nightclub in Columbia in October - just a few months after he had told all his Mizzou team mates he was gay and received their overwhelming support. In the footage, Sam dances along to Michael Jackson's Rock With You alongside a group of excited looking women, who all seem to be enjoying themselves.
  • Tebow Vs. Sam: A Tale of Two Draft Picks

    02/11/2014 12:44:04 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 55 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 11, 2014 | Matthew Philbin
    Feel that? Something historic and important just happened. It might even be a teachable moment, and its certainly therapeutic. Why, liberals will be able to like their country just little bit more. Come on people, feel the love! A potential fourth round NFL draft pick has declared is own truth, and come out as gay. Having taken the courageous step of joining societys most trendy and celebrated grievance group, Missouri defensive end Michael Sam is now basking in the media adulation. ESPNs Chris Connelly stressed to Sam, You could become the first openly gay player in the NFL, thats a...
  • DETROIT: Former businessman sentenced for brokering sham marriages

    10/30/2013 2:39:28 AM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies
    PRESS AND GUIDE.com ^ | October 25, 2013 | by Joe Slezak
    SNIPPET: "Hussein Sam Nazzal, 59, was sentenced to 33 months by U.S. District Judge Marianne Battani on Friday. Nazzal formerly owned Shish Village restaurant and G&S Development, a real estate company, both of which were in Dearborn. He pleaded guilty in July to conspiracy to defraud the United States. Federal officials also got two criminal convictions of those involved in the fraud, and two others have been deported from the United States to Lebanon."
  • Algerian troops find huge arms cache on Libya border [incl 500 MANPAD]

    10/24/2013 4:01:40 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:47pm EDT | Lamine Chikhi
    (Reuters) - Algerian troops discovered a huge arms cache near the border with Libya, including hundreds of surface-to-air missiles, rockets and landmines, an Algerian security source said on Thursday. ... The source said the cache was found in Illizi in southern Algeria, about 200 km (125 miles) from the Amenas gas plant, which Libyan-based Islamist militants attacked in January, killing nearly 40 foreign contractors. The weapons included 100 anti-aircraft missiles, more than 500 MANPAD shoulder-launched rockets often used against low flying aircraft like helicopters, and hundreds of rocket launchers, rifles, landmines and rocket-propelled grenades, the source added.
  • Brazil builds Russian defence ties with missile plan

    10/16/2013 8:14:04 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Oct 16, 2013 | Anthony Boadle
    (Reuters) - Brazil is pushing ahead with a planned $1 billion purchase of anti-aircraft missile batteries from Russia in a deal that will cement a strategic defence partnership between the two BRICS nations, the Brazilian Defence Ministry said on Wednesday. Brazilian officials said they expect to sign a contract by the middle of 2014 for short- to medium-range surface-to-air Pantsir S1 missile batteries and Igla-S shoulder-held missiles. In December, Brazil bought 12 Mi-35 attack helicopters - a type dubbed the 'flying tank' - in its first purchase from Russia of military hardware. The rising Latin American power has traditionally obtained...
  • Uncle Sam: The Ultimate Negative Equity Borrower (US Government LTV = 446%)

    10/05/2013 3:14:41 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 3 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 10/05/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    After the housing crash of 2008, millions of US borrowers were suddenly plunged into a negative equity position of their homes where the amount they owed to lenders exceeded the value of the property. The problem was so bad that it has motivated cities to consider eminent domain to seize the underwater debt of borrowers (as in Richmond and San Bernardino California). Here is a recent map of negative equity from Zillow. zillowmapofnegeq These borrowers have nothing on Uncle Sam. Uncle Sam now owes $17 trillion to bondholders. GFDEBTN_Max_630_378 (3) Currently, Uncle Sam has public debt equal to 100.46% of...
  • Son Of Sam: The Rise Of House Prices And The Return Of Shared-Appreciation Mortgages

    09/18/2013 10:31:24 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 5 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 09/18/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Rapid increases in house prices have spawned unintended consequences. One of the unintended consequences in the return of the shared appreciation mortgage. Jeff Uter would have needed to sell stocks or pull cash out of his consulting business to afford the down payment on a $780,000 home in Orange County, California. FirstRex is seeking to benefit from homebuyers who need extra cash as values climb at about the fastest pace since 2006 and lenders require larger down payments after loose mortgage underwriting helped fuel a global crisis. Instead, he paid half of the 20 percent required and got the other...