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  • Snowmobile/Motorcyle Maker Polaris + NASCAR Tech = Cutting Edge Special Ops Vehicle 'DRAGOR'

    10/16/2014 3:14:16 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 27 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 16 October 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Apparently getting out of the jet-ski business opened up far greener pastures in the high-tech, 21st-century military vehicle market for Minnesota-based snowmobile/ATV/electric vehicle manufacturer Polaris(who also produce Victory and Indian big bikes through their motorcycle subsidiary). First they concocted a clever 2-man mini-jeep -the Polaris MV850- with computer-designed tires that require no air, able to operate even after sustaining damage from gunfire or shrapnel. They've also spun-out a line of small, lightweight military support/patrol vehicles loosely-based on their existing consumer products, including the MRZR in both 2-man and 4-man configurations. But NOW they're getting serious: aiming for a Pentagon light-vehicle...
  • Armored Vehicle, Grenade Launchers At Disposal Of LAUSD Police Force

    09/16/2014 1:18:23 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    Los Angeles Unified School District police officials are considering whether they need the armored vehicle and grenade launchers they received from the U.S. military.
  • Supreme Court: Pennsylvania cops no longer need a warrant to search citizens’ vehicles

    04/30/2014 2:36:59 PM PDT · by doc390 · 44 replies
    LancasterOnline.com ^ | 04/30/2014 | Brett Hambright
    Pennsylvania police officers no longer need a warrant to search a citizen’s vehicle, according to a recent state Supreme Court opinion. The high court’s opinion, released Tuesday, is being called a drastic change in citizens’ rights and police powers.
  • Madera Residents Rough Up Suspected Burglar (Yeah they DID!)

    04/16/2014 9:41:23 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 38 replies
    KMJ 580 ^ | April 16, 2014 | Unknown
    "A group of Madera residents say they caught a burglar in the act. And they made him pay for his crime. Madera Police responded to calls of a fight near North K St and 5th St around 5:20am Wednesday. When they arrived, officers found residents holding down the suspect, Jeremy Williams. MPD says Williams, 37, has a long list of arrests and convictions and is currently on AB109 for receiving stolen property. Williams is being charged with burglary, violation of probation and posession of drug paraphernalia."
  • 10 day survival pack for your vehicle for just $25

    02/28/2014 8:40:58 AM PST · by virgil283 · 71 replies
    backwoodshome ^ | By Jeffrey Yago
    "It seems like every winter there are news stories of people getting stranded for weeks in bad weather while driving through the many remote areas of our country....I have written many articles about how to prepare your home for a power outage or national emergency, but today I want to address how to be prepared for an emergency when traveling in your car... .....;
  • Former Soviet official behind black box "track & tax" of US drivers

    10/30/2013 2:20:08 PM PDT · by FreedomOfThePressIsNotFree · 40 replies
    The Washington Times Communities ^ | October 30, 2013 | Alan Jones
    WASHINGTON, October 30, 2013 — The California bureaucrat behind a big brother plan to track vehicles and “tax by the mile” worked as a government transportation planner in the former USSR. Hasan Ikhrata, Executive Director of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), who told the Los Angeles Times “This really is a must for our nation. It is not a matter of something we might choose to do,” worked for the Moscow Metro Corporation, according to his official SCAG biography. SCAG foresees mandatory tracking of all California motorists by 2025. A black box tax-by-the-mile pilot program is underway in...
  • Obama's $2.5M Hotel and 'Vehicle Rental' Tab on Last Mexico Trip

    05/01/2013 11:51:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 5/1/13 | Jeryl Bier
    As the White House first announced in March, Barack Obama is scheduled to visit Mexico and Costa Rica later this week. The trip is billed as "an important opportunity to reinforce the deep cultural, familial, and economic ties that so many Americans share with Mexico and Central America." And at yesterday’s White House press conference, the president stated that he is "very much looking forward to taking the trip down to Mexico" this week. But the trip won’t exactly be cheap for taxpayers, assuming the costs mirror those incurred by the American taxpayers for President Obama's last trip to Mexico,...
  • Wide load coming through

    01/12/2013 8:43:49 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 11 replies
    NDTV ^ | Thursday, January 10, 2013 | Jokeroo
    [Video] A foreign diplomat in Rabat, Morocco cruises around in a custom vehicle made up of two Jeep Wranglers!
  • DOT: Vehicle Miles Driven Decreased 1.5% in September

    11/21/2012 10:12:27 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 10 replies
    Calculated Risk Blog ^ | 11/21/2012 | Bill McBride
    In the early '80s, miles driven stayed below the previous peak for 39 months. Currently miles driven has been below the previous peak for 58 months - and still counting. Gasoline prices were up in September compared to September 2011. In September 2012, gasoline averaged of $3.91 per gallon according to the EIA. Last year, prices in September averaged $3.67 per gallon, so - just looking at gasoline prices - it is no surprise that miles driven decreased year-over-year in September. Just looking at gasoline prices suggest miles driven will be down again in October - especially with the very...
  • Used Vehicle Prices Plunge Signaling End Of Auto Party

    08/08/2012 7:00:38 PM PDT · by nascarnation · 43 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 8/8/12 | Tyler Durden
    However, there is one index that tends to see through all the unreality much more clearly than our analysis above, that is the Used Vehicle Price index. Each time this index has dropped and broken below its two-year average, the auto industry has tended to fade rapidly.
  • QUESTION: Recommendation For An Old Vehicle.

    06/23/2012 1:37:44 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 70 replies
    Me | June 23, 2012 | Yosemitest
    Question: If you were going to pick a vehicle from the 1940s, 1950s, or 1960s that you wanted to actually use for a daily driver, what vehicle would you choose that might be economical, not computer over mechanical, easy to maintain, and easy to get parts for? I'm so sick of having a vehicle that is nothing but a computer controlled headache. My thought are along the lines of a 1952 Henry J with AIRCONDITIONING, a 1948 Ford 2 Door Sedan, a 1951 Willys Woody Wagon, a 1964 Ford Falcon Convertible, or maybe a 1963 Mercury Meteor. I'd like...
  • New Rules for Vehicle Carry: The Other Half of SB17(OH)

    07/01/2011 4:41:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    ohioccw.org ^ | 30 June, 2011 | Philip Mulivor
    For months, Ohio Senate Bill 17 has been known as the “restaurant carry” bill—but there’s much more to this legislation than concealed carry in restaurants that serve alcohol. I eat in restaurants about twice a month, but I carry a pistol in my car several hours each day. When SB17 becomes law, the rules governing vehicle carry will, thanks to the bill’s authors, become safer, simpler, and fairer. The remainder of this short article is devoted to the details of the new vehicle carry rules under SB17. At a recent CHL training class I conducted, students practiced proper procedure during...
  • SB17 will allow CHL-holder to obtain expungement of prior conviction of improper firearm in a motor

    06/18/2011 8:06:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | 17 June, 2011 | Chad D. Baus
    More than two months after it was amended into Senate Bill 17, The Columbus Dispatch is finally reporting on an amendment contained in the legislation which will allow people who were convicted of improperly transporting a firearm under the current law to receive relief if they would have been in compliance under the law as amended in SB17. From the article: The new gun bill that Gov. John Kasich is poised to sign includes something unusual in Ohio law: a "do-over" for past violators of firearms-in-vehicles rules. Senate Bill 17 would allow concealed-carry permit-holders to take guns into bars, restaurants...
  • Rep. Anthony Weiner's Nissan Pathfinder is unregistered, DMV says

    06/13/2011 9:26:18 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 54 replies
    Rep. Anthony Weiner's Nissan Pathfinder is unregistered, DMV says BY Alison Gendar DAILY NEWS WASHINGTON BUREAU Monday, June 13th 2011, 4:00 AM Lying about sexting apparently isn't Rep. Anthony Weiner's only gray area. When Weiner (D-Queens, Brooklyn) was photographed by the Daily News fleeing the Capitol in his Nissan Pathfinder, it was clear the July 2007 registration sticker in his window was expired, and there was no inspection sticker to be seen. Weiner, through a staffer, said the 1988 Nissan Pathfinder was registered in New York State. Not so, said the state Department of Motor Vehicles. The New York license...
  • Proposed bill would allow firearms in locked vehicles at work(MT)

    02/05/2011 5:35:37 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    kxlf.com ^ | 3 February, 2011 | Marnee Banks
    A Republican lawmaker wants to make it legal to have a firearm in a locked vehicle at work. Rep. Wendy Warburton says her bill is about Second Amendment rights and protecting oneself. Her bill allows for an employee to carry a gun to work and leave it in their locked car in the employer's parking lot. Opponents of the bill say the employer's parking lot is private property and the government can't dictate rules there. Supporters say the car is the employee's private property. "They impose a restriction on employees way beyond the workplace. They impose restrictions all the way...
  • A New 'Low'? Eco Warriors Target Grocery-Buying Soccer Moms

    01/19/2011 1:12:18 PM PST · by patriotgal71 · 39 replies
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | 1/19/2011 | SkinnieMinnie
    While grocery shopping a few weeks ago, I ran across this sign in the parking lot of a well-known grocery store: “Reserved Parking For Low Emissions and Fuel Efficient Hybrid Vehicles.” As can be expected, the sign designated a spot near the entrance of the store, right next to the handicapped spots.
  • a little information about South Korean K21 IFV

    12/19/2010 5:34:25 AM PST · by shutwho · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Greetings from S. Korea! I wrote a article about K21 IFV in my blog. there aren't much explanation about K21 IFV, but lots of pics and videos instead. this is the article: http://shutwho.blogspot.com/2010/03/k21-ifv-aka-nifv.html I spent almost a month to search infos about K21. and if you don't have broadband internet service, I advise you do not click that link. lots of traffic. Regards, S. J. Kim a.k.a blue_shark
  • GM To Hire 1,000 Electric Vehicle Staffers And Auction First Volt

    11/30/2010 10:42:05 AM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies · 2+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/30/10 | Jonathan Welsh
    General Motors says it will hire 1,000 engineers and researchers in Michigan during the next two years to work on the development of new electric vehicles. The car maker says its plans include vehicles ranging from hybrids to electric models with extended-range capability, such as the Chevrolet Volt that is to go on sale shortly.(Snip)“We have to stay invested in this technology because we’re not sure where it’s going to go,” he said.
  • Bomb Squad Called to Vehicle Containing Gas Containers in NYC

    05/13/2010 9:12:47 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 56 replies · 3,145+ views
    FOX News ^ | 05/13/2010 | FOX News
    NEW YORK -- Police and the fire department are investigating a suspicious vehicle parked with gas canisters inside it near Union Square in Manhattan late Thursday, MyFOXNY.com reported.
  • Coalition forces team up for vehicle training

    03/02/2010 5:26:24 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 106+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Master Sgt. Darrell Habisch, USAF
    3/2/2010 - ALI BASE, Iraq (AFNS) -- Four Airmen from the 407th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron Vehicle Management Flight here spent four days training Iraqi army members on basic maintenance procedures in mid-February at Camp Ur, Iraq. Planning for the training mission began after Tech. Sgt. Scott Preston, a Logistics Military Advisory Team vehicle maintenance adviser, received a request for training from the Iraqis. Coordinating with the 407th ELRS, Sergeant Preston and Master Sgt. Michael Falkowski, the 407th ELRS Vehicle Management Flight superintendent, designed a four-day training mission. At Camp Ur, almost 20 Iraqi soldiers attended the daily hands-on classes....
  • Running out of juice: Bay Area electric car dealerships close [San Fran]

    02/28/2010 10:02:37 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 94 replies · 2,192+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 2/26/10 | Janis Mara
    Marc Korchin thought he had found his mission in life: to benefit the environment and save his fellow Bay Area residents money by selling zero-emission all-electric cars. Two years later, after burning through his life savings, he was forced to close his Berkeley dealership. And Korchin is not alone. The Bay Area's independent electric car dealerships are in perilous shape, even as electric cars are being hailed as the next big thing by major auto manufacturers. A number of dealerships, including Zap of Concord, Davis Electric Cars in Davis and EcoMotors in Santa Rosa, appear to have closed within the...
  • Tips to prevent vehicle burglary and theft

    02/18/2010 9:55:58 AM PST · by RGirard · 14 replies · 498+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | Feb. 18, 2010 | Réne Girard
    This is a companion article to the one on Free VIN etching. The focus here is on things you can do to prevent your vehicle from being stolen. This tips are provided courtesy of the The Automobile Club of Southern California. Here are the Auto Club's top tips to prevent vehicle burglary and theft. 1. Always lock your vehicle with the windows closed. 2. Never leave valuables inside the car, especially not in clear view, including small electronics, wallets, check books, credit cards, personal paperwork or any personal identification. 3. Bring your electronics and personal items into your home or...
  • Phony Crashes a Deadly Scam

    01/23/2010 7:10:52 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 13 replies · 817+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 22 Jan 2010 | Bruce Mandelblit
    Newsmax Mandelblit: Phony Crashes a Deadly Scam Fri, 22 Jan 2010 01:42 PM By: Bruce Mandelblit Sometimes Hollywood meets reality. The season premier of "Burn Notice," a popular spy-themed show on the USA network, features a storyline about the deadly consequences from a fake auto accident scam. Sadly, however, such phony auto crash scams are not just a figment of a screenwriter’s vivid imagination. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth when it comes to an escalating insurance racket known as the staged traffic accident. Staged traffic accidents, not only have cost the honest consumer hundreds of dollars...
  • Marine Helps Transition Team Train Iraqi Army in Vehicle Maintenance

    08/01/2009 1:48:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 206+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Lance Cpl. Melissa Latty, USMC
    Iraqi Army mechanics participate in a class on the Humvee fuel system at Camp Ali, July 16. Photo by Lance Cpl. Melissa Latty, 2nd Marine Logistic Group. CAMP RAMADI — One Marine has come a long way since beginning a maintenance partnership here in February with the Iraqi Army and Military Transition Team 9999. Staff Sgt. Donald L. Marsh, a platoon sergeant with Support Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 4, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward), teaches bi-weekly maintenance classes with in-depth classroom instruction followed by practical application on everything from the fuel system to the electrical system of a Humvee."Marsh has...
  • Packed with suspected immigrants, vehicle flips

    07/20/2009 7:01:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 28 replies · 1,026+ views
    A vehicle carrying more than two dozen suspected illegal immigrants rolled as it entered onto Highway 92 from Miller Canyon Road south of Sierra Vista, injuring at least 11, a local fire official said. Ten people were taken to Sierra Vista Regional Health Center and another was airlifted to University Medical Center in Tucson for injuries that were not life-threatening, said Bill Miller, fire chief for the Fry Fire District. "Most were minor injuries, cuts and abrasions, some possible fractures," Miller said. After the wreck on Sunday, a number of the passengers fled the scene toward Hereford Road, where they...
  • Airmen pull motorist from burning vehicle

    07/10/2009 5:01:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 369+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Senior Airman Dillon White, USAF
    7/10/2009 - MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE, Mont. (AFNS) -- Two members of the 341st Maintenance Operations Squadron rescued a resident of Belt, Mont., June 26 after his pickup struck a bridge, caught fire, left the road and came to a stop upside down in Belt Creek in Montana. Senior Airmen Christopher Zachary and Kyle Long where driving on Hughsville Road near Monarch when they stopped to tighten their truck's topper that shifted while driving over the dirt road's washboard surface. "We were just finishing up with the topper when he drove past us," Airman Zachary said. "It was a combination...
  • The EFV - Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle - Video - Amazing

    04/20/2009 3:56:19 PM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 14 replies · 699+ views
    Notoriouslyconservative.com ^ | 04 20 09 | Notoriously Conservative
    Pretty amazing vehicle. Wouldn't mind tking one to the lake fishing. Video on site
  • Marines to Test New Expeditionary Vehicle in 2010

    03/27/2009 5:49:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies · 805+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Lt. Jennifer Cragg, USN
    WASHINGTON, March 27, 2009 – The Marine Corps’ first expeditionary fighting vehicles –- 17-passenger armored vehicles -- are slated to be delivered to the Marine Corps for testing in May 2010, the vehicle’s program manager said. The Marine Corps’ EFV program successfully released a critical design review in the first quarter of this fiscal year, allowing it to go into a second system development and demonstration phase. “We’re currently building seven new prototypes to that new design. Those vehicles are currently going through fabrication and machining the hulls at Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima, Ohio. They’ll begin assembly this...
  • Tesla Model S Electric Car

    03/27/2009 2:28:12 PM PDT · by NavVet · 67 replies · 2,002+ views
    Tesla Motors ^ | 27 Mar 09 | Tesla Motors
    With a 300-mile range and 45-minute QuickCharge, the $49,900 Model S can carry five adults and two children in quiet comfort – and you can charge it from any outlet, without ever stopping for gas. World’s first mass-produced electric vehicle offers performance, efficiency and unrivaled utility, making it the only car you’ll ever need.
  • The Pelosi vehicle of the future

    02/25/2009 11:21:36 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 5 replies · 1,367+ views
    Youtube ^ | 2/12/2009 | Youtube
    The Pelosi Mobile
  • Exactly where have you been?: States preparing to track your vehicle location

    02/01/2009 7:21:45 AM PST · by Nevadan · 43 replies · 1,620+ views
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | Feb. 01, 2009 | Editor
    If you don't value your privacy, the government won't, either. Sure, we say we want some boundaries. Then we buy cell phones with cameras and global-positioning navigators and post Web pages with personal photos and ... way too much information. The government follows suit. Elected officials pass heavy-handed laws to lock down your medical and educational records and punish anyone who peeks at them, then they propose a national identification card, put computer chips in passports and authorize the storage of your phone records in a massive federal database. Because we are well down the slippery slope that leads to...
  • DOT: U.S. Vehicle Miles Driven Declines Sharply

    01/22/2009 10:21:16 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies · 1,180+ views
    Thursday, January 22, 2009 DOT: U.S. Vehicle Miles Driven Declines Sharply by CalculatedRisk on 1/22/2009 09:48:00 AM The Dept of Transportation reports on U.S. Traffic Volume Trends: Travel on all roads and streets changed by -5.3% (-12.9 billion vehicle miles) for November 2008 as compared with November 2007. Travel for the month is estimated to be 230.4 billion vehicle miles. Cumulative Travel for 2008 changed by -3.7% (-102.1 billion vehicle miles). The Cumulative estimate for the year is 2,656.2 billion vehicle miles of travel. This graph shows the annual change in the rolling 12 month average of U.S. vehicles miles...
  • Force Protection Announces $30 Million Force Armor Awards

    12/18/2008 7:05:30 AM PST · by Troll_House_Cookies · 5 replies · 474+ views
    LADSON, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Force Protection, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRPT) today announced that Force Protection Industries, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary, has received two contract awards from Marine Corps Systems Command for 188 Cougar Exterior Ballistic EFP Kits. These add-on armor packages incorporate the company’s proprietary composite armor solution, Force Armor™. These undefinitized contracts carry a combined dollar value not to exceed $30 million with delivery scheduled for late 2008 and early 2009. Michael Moody, Chief Executive Officer of Force Protection, Inc., commented, “We are very pleased to receive substantial first orders for this new product. We are proud with our research and...
  • First Shipments of Kandi COCO Super Mini Car Arrive in the U.S. (China)

    08/12/2008 6:31:47 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 77 replies · 2,357+ views
    www.earthtimes.org ^ | 08/12/2008 | Kandi Technologies, Corp. PR
    JINHUA, CHINA -- 08/12/08 -- Kandi Technologies, Corp. (NASDAQ: KNDI), one of China's leading designers, manufacturers and exporters of all terrain vehicles (ATVs), utility vehicles (UTVs) and its number one exporter of go-karts, announced today that the first shipments of its exciting new, gasoline powered, off-highway low-speed super mini cars, that can achieve up to 60 mpg, have begun to arrive in the U.S. It expects shipments will continue to build in succeeding months to meet anticipated strong customer demand. The Company said that sales, marketing and distribution in the U.S. of the new COCO super mini are being...
  • A Gaseous Future : Which vehicle technologies have the most promise to replace the gasoline engine ?

    09/28/2007 9:27:36 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 60 replies · 276+ views
    National Review ^ | 09/27/2007 | Henry Payne
    Detroit – With gas prices over $3 a gallon and violence roiling the Middle East, the political drumbeat for oil alternatives has never been louder. President Bush has vowed to “change how we power our automobiles,” and a newly elected Democratic Congress is demanding drastic increases in auto fuel efficiency aimed at achieving “oil independence.” Quick to reflect the public mood, auto companies are touting gas substitutes and predicting the twilight of the gas engine. But I wouldn’t bet on the twilight of the gas engine just yet. At this year’s Society of Automotive Engineer’s convention in Detroit, one forum...
  • Governor Signs Bill Barring Cellphone Use by Teen Drivers (Schwarzenegger)

    09/14/2007 12:03:46 AM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 44 replies · 722+ views
    Los Angeles Times / Chicago Tribune ^ | September 14th, 2007 | Patrick McGreevy
    SACRAMENTO -- Having already laid down the law for his two teenage daughters, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation Thursday that will prohibit the rest of Californians under age 18 from using cellphones, text message devices and laptop computers while driving. Read more at: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/la-me-cellphones14sep14,1,4297013.story?ctrack=1&cset=true
  • America Supports You: Group Surprises Soldier With Keys to Jeep

    08/17/2007 4:41:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 312+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2007 – Thousands of servicemembers get care packages with surprises in them every day, thanks to caring folks back home. Some of the surprises, however, are bigger than others. Army Spc. Alfonso Sanchez, of 16th Military Police Brigade, thanks Army Maj. Kristian Sorensen, the brigade’s civil affairs officer, July 24 for sending the names of the unit’s soldiers to Operation Gratitude, a troop support group. Sanchez, who is currently serving in Iraq, had just received Operation Gratitude’s 250,000th care package, which came with a surprise -- keys to a 2007 Jeep Patriot Limited. Photo by Spc....
  • Landmark warrant ruling stuns border guards[Canada](Obtain warrant to search suspicious vehicle)

    07/18/2007 8:17:34 AM PDT · by BGHater · 36 replies · 1,161+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | 18 July 2007 | ROD MICKLEBURGH
    Canadian border guards are stunned by a landmark Provincial Court ruling that they must obtain a warrant before thoroughly searching a suspicious vehicle. "This is huge. I can't believe it. If this stands, we might just as well go out of business," Ron Moran, national president of the 10,000-member Custom Excise Union and a customs official for 27 years, said yesterday. "Until this judgment, it would never even have crossed our minds to obtain a search warrant. It's just not part of what we're taught." Mr. Moran was commenting on a little-noticed decision last week that acquitted a B.C. man...
  • Marines Stop Insurgents With Vehicle Checkpoints

    11/21/2006 6:05:10 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 717+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Cpl. Ray Lewis
    MUDIQ, Iraq, Nov. 21 2006 — Iraqis now drive on safe roads thanks to the Marines who set up vehicle checkpoints here on a daily basis. That credit goes to Marines of Jump Platoon, Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment. "It's making it harder for insurgents to move any contraband through the main routes of travel," said Sgt. Robert E. Mitterando, platoon sergeant for Jump Platoon. "If you were a car thief or burglar and you saw your friend getting 'rolled up,' you'd think, 'Damn, these guys mean business. We're not playing around. If you work with...
  • Boeing X-45A unmanned combat vehicle on display

    11/14/2006 5:30:22 PM PST · by SandRat · 36 replies · 1,574+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Sarah Swan
    11/14/2006 - DAYTON, Ohio (AFPN) -- The Boeing X-45A unmanned combat air vehicle was officially inducted into the National Museum of the United States Air Force collection during a ceremony Nov. 13. "The X-45A is a prime example of an air vehicle that points to the future of our Air Force," said retired Maj. Gen. Charles D. Metcalf, museum director. "Unmanned aerial vehicles are increasingly being used, and we are excited to show the public the giant step that has been taken with these aircraft." The Boeing X-45A served as a scaled-down, advanced technology demonstrator for a project conducted by...
  • Ford set to produce last Taurus

    10/19/2006 10:56:56 AM PDT · by floridareader1 · 257 replies · 4,246+ views
    Associated Press ^ | By TOM KRISHER, AP Business Writer
    DEARBORN, Mich. - Sometime next week, the assembly line at a Ford plant near Atlanta will come to a halt, signaling the end of a family sedan so revolutionary that its 1985 debut changed forever the way cars look, feel and drive. ADVERTISEMENT Say goodbye to the Taurus. After 21 years and sales of nearly 7 million cars, Ford Motor Co. is giving up on what some call the most influential automobile since Henry Ford's Model T. The Taurus is credited with moving America away from boxy V-8 powered gas-guzzling bedrooms-on-wheels to aerodynamic, more efficient cars with crisper handling. To...
  • Iraqi Police Capture Terrorists; Bodies Found in Vehicle

    09/29/2006 6:38:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 781+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2006 – Iraqi national police detained eight suspected terrorists and seized a weapons cache in western Baghdad Sept. 26, U.S. military officials reported. Policemen from 3rd Battalion, 5th Brigade, 2nd National Police Division, were attacked by terrorists using small-arms fire from the Al Kur Mosque and requested assistance from Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers from 5th Battalion, 1st Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division, and 8th Squadron, 10th Calvary Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. The soldiers set up a cordon while the Iraqi police entered the mosque. Inside the mosque, the police discovered two hostages and...
  • N. Korea: Japan Spots Vehicle Movements Around Nuclear Test Site

    08/24/2006 6:27:05 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies · 774+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 08/24/06
    /begin my translationJapan Spots Vehicle Movements Around Nuclear Test Site(Tokyo AP = Yonhap News) Japan spotted vehicle movements around the N. Korea's suspected nuclear test site,  but it is not clear if the test is imminent, according to Aug. 24 report of Kyodo News. Quoting an anonymous government official, it reported that vehicles are going in and out of the suspected test site in N. Eastern N. Korea./end my translation
  • Men caught on tape washing away evidence on stolen vehicle (Dumb Criminals)

    07/25/2006 8:07:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 946+ views
    Tucson Police say men on a surveillance tape are doing more than just washing a car. They say they're trying to erase evidence. Tucson Police say that surveillance tape may solve the mystery for a family who says someone broke into their home. It's a story you'll see only on News 4. A Tucson family says they've been living in fear since their home was burglarized a week ago. Police say whoever did it took off with electronics, personal identification information, jewelry and the family car. Monday, the family talked only to News 4's Lupita Murillo. ------ The men in...
  • Toyota Recalls 418,570 Vehicles

    07/18/2006 9:00:30 AM PDT · by 38special · 37 replies · 2,443+ views
    Houston Chronicle, Associated Press ^ | July 18, 2006 | HIROKO TABUCHI
    July 18, 2006, 8:45AM Toyota recalls 418,570 vehicles By HIROKO TABUCHI Associated Press TOKYO -- Toyota Motor Corp. said today it was recalling 418,570 vehicles globally, including some Echo and Prius models sold in the U.S., over a faulty engine part. The faulty part is the latest in a string of problems requiring recalls by Toyota, raising doubts over whether the automaker can maintain quality standards amid booming sales. The recall affects 268,570 vehicles sold in Japan across 12 models manufactured in 2001, including Corollas, the compact cars Vitz and Platz and the hybrid Prius, the company said in a...
  • New Japanese Vehicle: Hallucigenia01

    06/11/2006 4:59:45 PM PDT · by G. Stolyarov II · 2 replies · 340+ views
    RisingSunofNihon ^ | June 11, 2006 | Dr. Bill Belew
    I admit, I wasn't overly impressed with Yamanaka Shunji's various designs until I read the specs on this one. It is an eight-wheeled vehicle that he and Chiba Institute of Technology's Furuta Takayuki designed. Nissan also pitched in to see how robotics and automobile technology can get along. The vehicle can make a 360-degree circle, move diagonally, and - get this - even climb stairs. I am guilty, too. I have often accused the Japanese of not being very creative. They are amazing at copying and approving on previous designs -- and then mass-producing them while maintaining quality. But my...
  • Coalition Forces Destroy Insurgent Vehicle; Marines Aid Wounded Iraqi Children

    06/11/2006 12:59:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 354+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 11, 2006 – Coalition forces destroyed a truck used by terrorists to attack a patrol base southwest of Baghdad and uncovered multiple weapons caches last week, U.S. military officials reported. Four terrorists fired two 82 mm mortar rounds at the patrol base June 6. Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, engaged the terrorists, wounding one. Coalition forces discovered a sniper scope, a complete 82 mm mortar system, several rifles, satchels containing unidentifiable ordnance, and two racks with four AK-47 magazines in the terrorists' truck. The vehicle was destroyed to prevent...
  • Injured by Vehicle Bombs, Iraqi Gets Prosthetic Hand

    05/24/2006 5:23:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 227+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Pfc. Edgar Reyes
    U.S. Army Dr. (Maj.) Steven Bauer (right), brigade surgeon, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, instructs Iraqi Lt. Ceasar Hamed Hassan on how to close and open his newly received prosthetic hand, May 4, 2006. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Edgar Reyes Injured by Vehicle Bombs, Iraqi Gets Prosthetic Hand The Iraqi soldier lost his left hand when his vehicle collided with two separate vehicles loaded with bombs during a routine patrol. By U.S. Army Pfc. Edgar Reyes 2nd Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq, May 24, 2006 —...
  • Robotic vehicle helps clear minefields

    05/23/2006 4:53:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 311+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Master Sgt. Timothy P. Barela
    5/23/2006 - HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. (AFPN) -- Building roads and airfields in Afghanistan presents a unique challenge that stateside heavy equipment operators don’t encounter … minefields. That is why members of the 823rd Red Horse -- or Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers -- here joined the Air Force Research Laboratory at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., to develop a robotic mine-area clearing vehicle. “The mine-area clearing vehicle is going to provide the Air Force -- specifically Red Horse combat engineers -- the opportunity to clear a known minefield or an unknown minefield to expand the air base...
  • Deaf Woman Arrested After Crashing Into Two Homes

    04/27/2006 2:48:46 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies · 485+ views
    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- A driver crashed into not just one but two homes overnight. She lost control off of Chickasaw Trail near Valencia Community College in Orange County.Skid marks on Chickasaw lead to a fence the car plowed through. From there, the car went straight to a pink house, leaving a hole in it that has since been boarded up. The woman behind the wheel backed out of the pink house and slammed into another home. She then drove onto a third property before knocking over another fence.When Pedro Gonzalez's neighbor called him to say there had been an...