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  • Is NATO ready for Russia’s new-generation warfare?

    05/05/2014 6:19:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Lithuania Tribune ^ | May 4, 2014 | Edward Lucas
    War in Western eyes involves an orderly sequence of ultimatums, declarations of war, invasions, counterattacks, second and third fronts, and finally a negotiated surrender, payment of reparations and a new territorial settlement. Annoyingly, Vladimir Putin is not following that script Edward Lucas writes. The Latvian defence analyst Jānis Bērziņš has written an excellent new paper (available at is.gd/berzins) outlining Russia’s approach to “new-generation warfare”, based on analysis of material in the Russian military press. He argues that the new frontline in this kind of conflict is mental, not physical. Russia uses psychological warfare, intimidation, bribery, and propaganda to undermine resistance...
  • China's 'Three Warfares': Using technology that has not been considered by the West

    03/31/2014 9:15:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    American Thinker ^ | 03/31/2014 | Robert Kozloski
    In one of the ads Americans for Prosperity (AFP) has put on the air this year, a thirtysomething actress stands against a white backdrop and looks into the camera. “People don’t like political ads,” she says plaintively. “I don’t like them either. But health care isn’t about politics, it’s about people, and millions of people have lost their health insurance, millions of people can’t see their own doctors, and millions are paying more and getting less.” At the close, a narrator urges viewers to “tell Mary Landrieu to stop thinking about politics and start thinking about people.” Such ads...
  • Malaysian plane: 20 passengers worked for ELECTRONIC WARFARE and MILITARY RADAR firm

    03/19/2014 12:57:10 AM PDT · by Brandonmark · 72 replies
    EXPRESS: The Daily Express ^ | March 18, 2014 | Ted Jeory
    A US technology company which had 20 senior staff on board Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 had just launched a new electronic warfare gadget for military radar systems in the days before the Boeing 777 went missing. Freescale Semiconductor, which makes powerful microchips for industries including defence, released the powerful new products to the American market on March 3. Five days later, Flight MH370 flew from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing with 239 people including 20 working for Freescale. Twelve were from Malaysia eight were Chinese nationals. Freescale’s spokesman Mitch Haws has said: “These were all people with a lot of experience...
  • Shrunken Heads!

    03/17/2014 7:16:58 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 3 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 17 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    No, not 2x Obama voters   talkin bout the real deal here...   Even though numerous savage tribes in the southern hemisphere have engaged in 'head hunting' and cannibalism well into the 20th Century -as in the case of Michael Rockefeller, who got lost in the wrong neighborhood in 1961- only a handful of sub-tribes of the Shuar people (Amazon basin in Ecuador/Peru) are known to have actually shrunken human heads.   And they continued this gruesome ritual up until the 1950s, where they got cranked-up on psychedelic tea, marched into battle with other tribes, scored a kill, chopped their head off, then made a little ornament out of it. Leftists...
  • Israel: Cyber Is A Bigger Revolution In Warfare Than Gunpowder

    02/06/2014 5:39:32 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 23 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2/4/14 | Jeremy Bender
    The increasingly wired nature of the world means cyberspace will likely be the world's next large battlefield (if it isn't already). Israel, always at the forefront of military technology, is paying close attention to the way the wind is blowing. Major General Aviv Kochavi, speaking at the annual conference of the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv, went on record as saying "cyber, in my modest opinion, will soon be revealed to be the biggest revolution in warfare, more than gunpowder and the utilization of air power in the last century." The general's embracing of cyber warfare is...
  • MICROWAVE WEAPONRY'S USE ON PEOPLE EXPLAINED BY Barrie Trower

    01/20/2014 7:43:05 AM PST · by restornu · 49 replies
    ICAACT ^ | Dec 2012 | Barrie Trower
    This IS a "MUST SEE"! OPEN DESCRIPTION BOX FOR MORE INFORMATION: This powerful video explains the truth regarding Microwave weaponry and other exotic weapons (psychotronic, electromagnetic, Radio Frequency, HAARP, GWEN towers, ELF waves) used by The UNITED STATES & other Nations worldwide, leaving NO DOUBT to all that is being used against unknowing people everywhere. If EVER you sought 1 video that tells it like it really is - THIS IS IT! It ALSO explains WHY the Police State mentality seemingl Worldwide. (TESTRA). Dr Barrie Trower in a sit down interview tells all to ICAACT. Today many are guilty of...
  • Vintage Photo 1899 ... Armoured Quadricycle

    09/17/2013 7:15:02 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 26 replies
    Retronaut ^ | 1899 | Retronaut
    1899: Armoured quadricycle
  • Our Struggle;Principalities and Powers

    Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.(Ephesians 6:10-12)It is becoming increasingly obvious to many of us who observe the steady assault against everything “Judeo” or “Christian” about our once great civilization, that the opposition to all that is good, transcends mere political, legal, media,...
  • 'Elysium': Classy Class Warfare [22nd Century Martha's Vineyard]

    08/10/2013 6:04:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/10/13 | John Anderson
    One smart-as-a-whip sci-fi thriller does not a summer make, but "Elysium" is good enough to suggest that the cyborgs of Hollywood have not, in fact, risen up and taken over. Starring Matt Damon in extra muscles and a shaven skull, it contains enough hardware for all the Home Depots of the future, and an atmosphere of grimy oppression one can almost taste.... The year is 2154. A dusty, rusted, wasted Earth has become the despoiled home of the have-nots; the haves are in residence aboard a wagon-wheel-shaped space station named for the Elysian Fields of the ancients Greeks, the inside...
  • Some 3D Photos of World War I from Rare, Vintage Stereo Camera

    07/04/2013 7:30:55 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 30 replies
    A Nerd's World ^ | circa, WWI | A Nerd's World
    Rare 3D Camera Found Containing Photos from WWI "One cold morning last year, we attended an estate in the Niagara Falls where we were fortunate enough to come across and purchase a rare World War I Richard Verascope stereo camera previously owned by the French Army. The camera is in pristine condition and included the original leather carrying case and glass slides. Each slide is a piece of history in photographic form and I get shivers every time I place a glass slide into the 3D stereo viewer. Only at A Nerd’s World 986 Bathurst street can you see the...
  • PHOTO - 1917: Soldier in Black and White Camouflage

    06/10/2013 7:42:34 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 53 replies
    Retronaut ^ | 1917 | Retronaut
    “Soldier in black and white uniform to conceal him while climbing trees. He stands in front of a house camouflaged to represent a fence and trees. Company F, 24th Engineers. American University, D.C. Army Engineer Corps..”
  • Sledgehammer of cyber warfare? EMP attack

    02/27/2013 1:05:17 PM PST · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    WND ^ | February 26, 2013 | F. Michael Maloof
    Enemies' doctrines include devastating blow as part of 'strategic operations' WASHINGTON – Warnings from U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano that enemy nations are carrying out cyber attacks on the U.S. are on the rise. The target? The U.S. electric infrastructure. Even President Obama has pointed out that “our enemies are also seeking the abilities to sabotage our power grid, our financial institutions and our air traffic control systems.” But that may not be the worst of it. Those same adversaries – China, Russia, Iran and North Korea – also incorporate in...
  • F-22’s Human Interface Kills Humans, Then Lands Them Safely

    02/24/2013 10:52:31 AM PST · by lbryce · 26 replies
    MIT ^ | February 24, 2013 | John Pavlus
    Think Windows 8 is a usability nightmare? Two pilots of the infamously expensive F-22 fighter jet recently went on 60 Minutes to describe how this “phenomenal, phenomenal machine” poisons its pilots’ air supply in the course of normal flight. But the plane is also smart enough to land itself with no help from its passed-out pilot. This is UX design by way of Brazil: the human interface is so bad that it actively tries to kill you the entire time you’re using it, and so good that it can deliver your comatose body back to safety with no help from...
  • The 5 Biggest Insults to American Manhood by the Rules of Engagement in Afghanistan

    02/16/2013 6:29:52 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 15, 2013 | David Forsmark
    "America’s muddle in Afghanistan is not merely an unwise policy, two prominent American authors — one a serious analyst (and former badass warrior) the other a bestselling novelist (who created one of our biggest badass heroes) worry that it is an affront to American manhood as well." ************* "West proposes we change from a counterinsurgency protocol (winning hearts and minds in order to recruit allies against the terrorists while building a civil society) to a counter-terror strategy (kill them whenever and wherever we can find them and let the Afghan government build its own society)."
  • War Elephant - Photograph of Elephant with Mounted Machine Gun, circa 1914 - 1918

    02/15/2013 8:38:17 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 73 replies
    Retronaut ^ | 1914 - 1918 | Retronaut
    The gun is John Moses Browning’s M1895 Colt-Browning machine gun, aka ... Potato Digger.
  • Plot To Use Cats & Birds as Bombers Revealed ... in 16th Century German Weapons Manuscript

    01/25/2013 9:50:14 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25 January 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Atomic Kittens - German 400-Year-Old Weapons Manuscript Which Reveals Medieval Plans to Strap Bombs to Cats Dossier, called Fire Book, has drawing of animals strapped with explosives It also includes barrel bombs, grenades and anti-personnel ground spikes Document has been released in digital form by University of Pennsylvania Modern militaries have all manner of weapons at their disposal from nuclear submarines to heat-seeking missiles. But 400 years ago technology was rather more limited and armies had to make the very best of their resources - in whatever shape or form they may take. One such quest to steal a march...
  • Thunderbird 2 flies again: The astonishing airship set to revolutionise haulage, tourism...

    01/04/2013 12:38:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/4/13 | Damien Gayle
    A radical new kind of airship funded by the US military is about to make its first test flight - and it looks uncannily like the Thunderbird 2 craft from the classic TV show. The Aeroscraft airship will carry three times as much as the biggest military cargo planes over thousands of miles, use a third of the fuel, and it doesn't even need a landing strip. It could also have major implications for cargo haulage, and almost everything now laboriously transported across the planet's surface by boat, train and lorry could within years be carried through the skies, its...
  • So you’ve decided to run away and join the French Foreign Legion? Here’s how.

    12/08/2012 1:18:07 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    IO9 ^ | Dec 7, 2012 | Keith Veronese
    So you’ve decided to run away and join the French Foreign Legion? Here’s how. It's Earth's version of taking the Black and heading for the Wall, the way Jon Snow does in Game of Thrones. Joining the French Foreign Legion granted men a safe haven for many for decades. But what does it actually take to join the French Foreign Legion? • Joining the Legion The Foreign Legion, unfortunately, is portrayed in pop culture as packed mercenaries and vagrants — even Jean-Claude Van Damme takes up the cause in one film. A safe haven for men looking for a new...
  • Neo-Bolshevik CA Teacher Union Employs Cute Class-Warfare Cartoon to Drum-Up Hatred 4 the Evil Rich

    12/06/2012 5:19:09 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 06 December 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    With radical bonehead Ed Asner narrating, great This crap will make you sick: manipulative indoctrination propaganda -it looks like something you'd see out of Pyongyang- that will inevitably be shown in a classroom full of impressionable, young children, and at taxpayer expense (!) Maybe somebody should tell these Obammunist losers that top earners in the Golden State are already slated to be paying over half their income in taxes next year- but since when do we ever we allow ourselves to be topped by France, eh libs? [YouTube] Update: Below summary replaces original video -which portrayed 'the rich' urinating on the poor-  since the California...
  • Killer Swarms (It wasn't the Russian winter that stopped Napoleon.)

    11/26/2012 11:08:01 PM PST · by cunning_fish · 14 replies
    The Foreign Policy ^ | November 26, 2012 | John Arquilla
    Today marks the bicentennial of the culminating catastrophe that befell the Grande Armée as it retreated from Russia. This past weekend one of the French Emperor's descendants, Charles Napoleon, traveled to Minsk in Belarus to attend ceremonies commemorating the disaster at the nearby Beresina River crossing, where thousands died -- many by drowning -- in a final, panicked rout in freezing weather. Bonaparte had marched deep into Russia with nearly half a million soldiers; he returned with less than 25,000. Given that Napoleon was the great captain of his time -- perhaps of all time -- and that his armies...
  • U.S. Navy Plans to Deep Six Its Dolphins and Sea Lions Program in Favor of Robots

    11/15/2012 7:53:28 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    DVICE ^ | Nov 15, 2012 | Kevin Hall
    U.S. Navy to ditch its dolphin and sea lions in favor of robots The U.S. Navy's Marine Mammal Program started back in the '60s, and the dolphins and sea lions in it help defend harbors, retrieve sunken equipment and, most dangerously, identify mines for deactivation. By 2017, the Navy wants robots to do all that, instead. The dolphins and sea lions the Navy uses really pull their weight: they're highly trained, and a team of veterinarians and handlers keep the animals primed and ready to be deployed anywhere in the world. The flip-side to that is that they're also expensive...
  • Ukraine Brings Back Naval Killer Dolphins (Trained To Attack With Pistols Fixed To Their Heads)

    10/15/2012 3:30:29 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    Ria Novosti ^ | 10/11/2012 | Ria Novosti
    Ukraine Brings Back Naval Killer Dolphins The Ukrainan navy has restarted special training for dolphins and other animals for military duties including attacking enemy combat swimmers and detecting mines, a military source in the Ukrainian naval port of Sevastopol told RIA Novosti on Thursday. "Ten dolphins are now being trained for special tasks in the Ukrainian state oceanarium, and the Ukrainian military are regularly training the animals for detecting things on the seabed," the source said. Dolphins were trained at Sevastopol for the Soviet Navy as far back as 1973. They were trained to find military equipment such as sea...
  • World War I era ammunition frozen in a glacier for nearly a century has been found in N. Italy

    09/02/2012 7:17:19 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | September 2, 2012 | Alex Gore
    First World War ammunition frozen in time for nearly a century has been found as glacier melts WWI ammunition frozen in time for nearly a century has been discovered in northern Italy. More than 200 pieces of the ammunition were revealed at an altitude of 3,200 metres by a melting glacier on the Ago de Nardis peak in Trentino. The 85-100mm caliber explosives weighed between seven and 10 kilos and explosives experts have been to the site to safely dispose of the weaponry. The once-perennial glacier began partially melted during a recent heat wave, allowing the Finance Police Alpine rescue...
  • Aircraft Detection Before Radar ... How Air Attacks Were Detected Before Radar

    How incoming enemy aircraft were detected before the invention of radar Strange acoustic "ears" before radar; old time pictures of listening posts ...
  • Ohio teen collapses from dehydration after playing Modern Warfare 3 on Xbox for 4 days

    08/09/2012 2:50:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Ohio teen collapses from dehydration after playing Modern Warfare 3 on Xbox for 4 daysBy Associated Press, Published: August 8 COLUMBUS, Ohio — A four-day Xbox gaming marathon apparently was too much for one 15-year-old Ohio boy. WCMH-TV reports that the Columbus teen collapsed and was hospitalized Tuesday after becoming severely dehydrated. His mother says he emerged from his bedroom during the four days only to pick up snacks or take a quick shower.
  • 4GW: "Know Your Enemy." Fourth Generation Warfare Messaging As Practiced by the Collectivists and

    07/09/2012 12:11:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 7/8/12 | Dutchman 6
    “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle” ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War Strategically, 4GW (Fourth Generation Warfare) attempts to directly change the minds of enemy policy makers. This change is not to be achieved through the traditional method of superiority on the battlefield. . . (4GW) victories are accomplished through the superior use of all...
  • The End of Counterinsurgency and the Scalable Force

    06/05/2012 11:30:09 AM PDT · by arthurus · 8 replies
    Stratfor ^ | June 5, 2012 | George Friedman
    y George Friedman The U.S. military for years has debated the utility of counterinsurgency operations. Drawing from a sentiment that harkens back to the Vietnam War, many within the military have long opposed...There is of course another dimension of asymmetric warfare, which encapsulates guerrilla warfare and special operations warfare. This is warfare by which highly trained light infantry forces are deployed on a clearly defined mission but are not dependent on the local population.
  • (For Memorial Day 2012) Before and After D-Day: Rare Color Photos

    05/26/2012 12:24:29 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    LIFE ^ | Frank Scherschel
    Before and After D-Day: Rare Color Photos It’s no mystery why images of unremitting violence spring to mind when one hears the deceptively simple term, “D-Day.” We’ve all seen — in photos, movies, old news reels — what happened on the beaches of Normandy (codenamed Omaha, Utah, Juno, Gold and Sword) as the Allies unleashed an historic assault against German defenses on June 6, 1944. But in color photos taken before and after the invasion, LIFE’s Frank Scherschel captured countless other, lesser-known scenes from the run-up to the onslaught and the heady weeks after: American troops training in small English...
  • WWII Fighter Plane Hailed the 'Aviation Equivalent of Tutankhamun's Tomb' Found Preserved (Sahara)

    05/10/2012 3:33:48 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 39 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Richard Alleyne
    WWII fighter plane hailed the 'aviation equivalent of Tutankhamun's Tomb' found preserved in the Sahara A Second World War aeroplane that crash landed in the Sahara Desert before the British pilot walked to his death has been found almost perfectly preserved 70 years later. Most of its cockpit instruments are intact and it still had it guns and ammunition before they were seized by the Egyptian military. There are also signs of the makeshift camp the pilot made alongside the fuselage. No human remains have been found but it is thought the pilot may lie within a 20 mile radius...
  • 10 Weapons That Animals Use

    04/19/2012 7:34:25 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    IO9 ^ | Mar 9, 2012 | Esther Inglis-Arkell
    10 Weapons That Animals Use We've come a long way from thinking that what separates us from the animals is, say, using a rock to bash in the skull of our competitors. It turns out that there are a lot of creatures out that that re-purpose tools to make their personal world better and someone else's world a lot worse. Take a look at the world's craziest and most intimidating weapons wielded by animals. 10. The Herring Gull's Bread This bird has learned how to use bread to construct a trap. Herring gulls live in large colonies in the urban...
  • Obama to perpetuate class warfare with Buffett Rule!

    04/11/2012 1:29:40 PM PDT · by JOHN W K · 2 replies
    4-11-12 | JOHNWK
    See: Obama takes 'Buffett Rule' on the road “The president believes in standing up for the middle class and making our tax system fairer, where everyone plays by the same set of rules, in order to ensure the economic security of the middle class,” the White House said in a release announcing the event at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. For those who are not familiar with the ``Buffett Rule``, it is a class warfare tax whose roots are found in the Marxist handbook, and is designed by conniving politicians to buy the votes of one economic class by...
  • New 'thinking cap' technologies that control weaponry 'a step closer'

    03/02/2012 12:49:11 AM PST · by U-238 · 7 replies · 35+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 3/1/2012 | The Telegraph
    Researchers believe that new "thinking caps", could help provide super-human strength, highly enhanced concentration or thought-controlled weaponry. A British ethics group is investigating the ethical dilemmas posed by inventions that interfere with the brain's inner workings. The Nuffield Council on Bioethics (NCB) has launched a consultation on the risks posed by such new technologies, the global market for which it says is worth $8bn (Ł5bn) and "growing fast. With the prospect of future conflicts between armies controlling weapons with their minds, the Council, an independent body, is wanting to identify what issues that come with blurring the lines between humans...
  • The War for America: Americans vs. DC, NY, LA

    02/13/2012 6:10:24 AM PST · by RightOnline · 31 replies
    Self | 2/13/2012 | RightOnline
    I won't pretend that there has been any one, single event or occurrence of late that has prompted this discussion. Suffice it to say that I'm absolutely, positively fed up as a Christian, a veteran, and as an American. I'm well into my 50's now, and in my lifetime I have never seen a more open, blatant attack on not only our freedoms as Americans but also our beliefs (e.g. Christianity in all of its forms), our sensibilities, and even our intelligence. There are multitudinous examples of enemies out there who loathe our country, our faith, our founding principles, our...
  • Marine Corps probe after video emerges showing American troops 'urinating on dead Afghan bodies'

    01/11/2012 1:39:45 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 59 replies
    Marine Corps probe after video emerges showing American troops 'urinating on dead Afghan bodies' The anonymous person who put it online wrote, 'Scout sniper team 4 with 3rd battalion 2nd marines out of camp lejeune peeing on dead talibans' By Daniel Bates Last updated at 9:15 PM on 11th January 2012 The U.S. Marine Corps today launched an official investigation after footage emerged which showed American soldiers urinating on dead bodies. The 40-second clip shows four men in combat gear standing over the three corpses with their genitals exposed as they relieve themselves. At one point one of the men...
  • 35 terror training camps now operating inside U.S.

    01/03/2012 3:11:31 AM PST · by Robert Drobot · 51 replies · 1+ views
    WND.com ^ | A.D. 3 January 2012 | Editors
    WASHINGTON – A radical jihadist group responsible for nearly 50 attacks on American soil is operating 35 terrorist training camps across the nation, but the U.S. government refuses to include the organization on the State Department’s list of foreign terrorists.Jamaat ul-Fuqra, known in the U.S. as “Muslims of America,” has purchased or leased hundreds of acres of property – from New York to California – in which the leader, Sheikh Mubarak Gilani, boasts of conducting “the most advanced training courses in Islamic military warfare.”
  • Obama To Stick With Class-Warfare Approach in 2012 (right after 17 day, $4 mil Hawaii vacation)

    12/28/2011 3:19:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    US News ^ | 12/28/11 | Ken Walsh
    Obama To Stick With Class-Warfare Approach in 2012December 28, 2011 President Obama is expected to set the major theme for his 2012 re-election campaign with a State of the Union address on January 24 that portrays him as the defender of the middle class and Republicans as the party of the rich and big corporations. Democratic strategists say Obama's earlier campaign message--that his economic policies prevented a bad situation from getting worse--was weak and didn't connect with most voters. Now Obama has decided to shift gears in an attempt to take on the role of tribune of Middle America. Among...
  • Watch out, 1%; the (Occupy) kids will be back

    12/25/2011 6:15:28 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 51 replies
    MSN Money ^ | December 22, 2011 | Paul B. Ferrell
    Warning to America's superrich: Think Occupy Wall Street disappeared in winter's cold? Wrong: The 99% just declared a new aggressive, covert special-ops war strategy to take back our democracy in 2012. No more peaceful tent encampments in parks. No more Mahatma Gandhi nice-guy stuff. Not enough. Escalation time. Wall Street, the superrich and their Washington lobbyists are tone deaf, blinded by greed, trapped in their post-2008 business-as-usual bubble. Warning; OWS tells us America's going to be shocked by not one but hundreds of wake-up calls in 2012. How? In a recent Washington Post column, OWS leaders say they are accelerating...
  • War drums are beating for Iran. But who's playing them?

    12/18/2011 5:50:06 AM PST · by Cardhu · 21 replies
    Guardian ^ | December 6th 2011 | Terry Jones
    In the 14th century there were two pandemics. One was the Black Death, the other was the commercialisation of warfare. Mercenaries had always existed, but under Edward III they became the mainstay of the English army for the first 20 years of what became the Hundred Years war. Then, when Edward signed the treaty of Brétigny in 1360 and told his soldiers to stop fighting and go home, many of them didn't have any homes to go to. They were used to fighting, and that's how they made their money. So they simply formed themselves into freelance armies, aptly called...
  • Tax the Rich!

    12/09/2011 2:53:05 PM PST · by Bigun · 3 replies · 1+ views
    You Tube ^ | Unk | Iowa hawk
    Very informative! Must Watch! http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=JY8LKII_MNA&feature=youtube_gdata_player
  • Yesterday: Obama Preaches Class Warfare To The 99% - Today: Meets With His 1% Backers

    12/07/2011 7:11:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 12/7/11 | Zip
    Hypocrisy, thy name is Barack Hussein Obama. WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has met with a small number of donors at a Washington fundraiser to benefit his re-election bid. Democratic Party officials say about 20 people attended the fundraiser at The Jefferson hotel in downtown Washington. Tickets cost $35,800 a person, with the money going to the Obama Victory Fund, a joint fundraising account by the Democratic Party and Obama’s re-election campaign.
  • The only living master of a dying martial art

    11/07/2011 6:03:09 AM PST · by Renfield · 31 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10-29-2011 | Stephanie Hegarty
    A former factory worker from the British Midlands may be the last living master of the centuries-old Sikh battlefield art of shastar vidya. The father of four is now engaged in a full-time search for a successor. The basis of shastar vidya, the "science of weapons" is a five-step movement: advance on the opponent, hit his flank, deflect incoming blows, take a commanding position and strike. It was developed by Sikhs in the 17th Century as the young religion came under attack from hostile Muslim and Hindu neighbours, and has been known to a dwindling band since the British forced...
  • "Governing-class Warriors Misinform and Demoralize"

    10/27/2011 8:04:04 AM PDT · by Aspenhuskerette
    The Aspen Times ^ | October 27, 2011 | Melanie Sturm
    Like a snuff video, footage of Moammar Gadhafi's final moments saturated our screens last week. Despite revulsion for Libya's depraved and ruthless despot, I cringed at the ingloriousness of a once-powerful man holed up in a drainage pipe begging for mercy. The cowardly dictator screamed “don't shoot” and ironically asked the rebels if they knew right from wrong, before a bullet to the temple ended his 42-year reign. As thousands filed past his corpse wearing masks to avoid the stench of death, I wondered why Gadhafi hadn't fled with his $200 billion stash. Then again, “absolute power corrupts absolutely,” which...
  • Republicans Accuse Obama of Waging 'Class Warfare' With Millionaire Tax Plan

    09/18/2011 1:45:21 PM PDT · by Son House · 15 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | September 18, 2011 | FoxNews.com
    "Class warfare ... may make for really good politics, but it makes for rotten economics," Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., chairman of the House Budget Committee, told "Fox News Sunday." The president is planning on proposing the new and higher rate as part of a broader long-term deficit-reduction plan he's unveiling Monday. It will likely include a mix of entitlement reform and new revenue, and will be aimed at the bipartisan "super committee" trying to find about $1.5 trillion in deficit reduction over the next decade. Ryan said the millionaire tax provision will undermine economic growth. "If you tax something more,...
  • Obama Takes Class Warfare To The Next Level With The "Buffet Rule" And A New "Millionaire Tax"

    09/17/2011 10:20:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9/17/11 | Tyler Durden
    In his increasingly desperate attempts to pander to a population that has by now entirely given up on the hope, and barely has any change left, Obama is going for broke (or technically the reverse) by setting the class warfare bar just that little bit higher. This time around, his targets are millionaires, who according to the NYT are about to see their taxes soar. Or not: nobody really knows if the proposed "Buffett Rule", affectionately known for crony communist #1, will impact just millionaires income tax, which incidentally is the same as what everyone else is paying, or, far...
  • Sign of Advancing Society? An Organized War Effort

    08/04/2011 4:27:06 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 1, 2011 | NICHOLAS WADE
    Some archaeologists have painted primitive societies as relatively peaceful, implying that war is a reprehensible modern deviation. Others have seen war as the midwife of the first states that arose as human population increased and more complex social structures emerged to coordinate activities. A wave of new research is supporting this second view. Charles Stanish and Abigail Levine, archaeologists at the University of California, Los Angeles, have traced the rise of the pristine states that preceded the Inca empire. The first villages in the region were formed some 3,500 years ago. Over the next 1,000 years, some developed into larger...
  • A word for the Psalmist ( "TRUE" worshippers)

    06/09/2011 7:21:52 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 6-9-11 | Jedediah
    I see you as a Psalmist unto Me(Jesus) , So do not lose your joy to the enemy , For the song in your heart is fragrant and true , So come to Me when things are askew , Just raise your voice in worship as a cup unto Me , And as I drink it in I shall release your glee , For truly you are a song in My heart broken open and true , A vessel filled with the Oil of Gladness of Me in you , So let Me rise up and sing as you go...
  • High-tech warfare: Something wrong with our **** chips today

    04/11/2011 3:18:07 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies
    Economist ^ | 4/7/11
    Kill switches are changing the conduct and politics of warIN THE 1991 Gulf war Iraq’s armed forces used American-made colour photocopiers to produce their battle plans. That was a mistake. The circuitry in some of them contained concealed transmitters that revealed their position to American electronic-warfare aircraft, making bomb and missile strikes more precise. The operation, described by David Lindahl, a specialist at the Swedish Defence Research Agency, a government think-tank, highlights a secret front in high-tech warfare: turning enemy assets into liabilities. The internet and the growing complexity of electronic circuitry have made it much easier to install what...
  • WHITE HOUSE: CALM DOWN PEOPLE; IT’S NOT WAR; IT’S “KINETIC MILITARY ACTION”

    03/24/2011 6:10:22 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 24 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 03-24-11 | The Region Rat
    Huh? Kiˇnetˇic: 1: of or relating to the motion of material bodies and the forces and energy associated therewith. 2: active, lively, dynamic, energizing - a kinetic performer. 3: of or relating to kinetic art. From the moment the Tomahawks began to fly, the Obama White House has been asked THE question: Are we fighting a war in Libya? From military officials to administration spokesmen to the Commander-in-Chief himself, the answer is: “NO.” If it’s not war, what exactly is it then? In typical Obama administration fashion, deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes attempted to “clarify” things yesterday: “I think...
  • Swarms of Robot Soldiers Could Make Better Decisions Than Human Leaders on Data-Strewn Battlefields

    11/30/2010 10:02:31 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 29 replies · 3+ views
    Popular Science ^ | 11/30/2010 | Clay Dillow
    Modern warfare relies increasingly on robotics for intelligence gathering and increasingly for strike capabilities, but the decision-making capacity still rests solely in the hands of human commanders. But British defense company BAE systems is testing a way to turn over battlefield decisions over to robot troops as well. ALADDIN (Autonomous Learning Agents for Decentralised Data and Information Networks) is BAE’s response to the overload of sensors and data now confronting battlefield commanders who now have UAV observations, soldier-based sensors, satellite data, and reams of other intelligence washing over them in such volumes that, as Air Force Lt. Gen. David A....
  • ''Politics as Warfare''

    11/30/2010 7:18:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Power Line ^ | 11/30/10 | John Hinderaker
    This morning three Democratic Party strategists, Ed Kilgore, James Vega and J. P. Green, sent out a "strategy memo" that was titled, rather clumsily: "Beyond 'Sabotage' -- The Central Issue About the Growing Political Extremism of the Republican Party Is That It's Undermining Fundamental American Standards of Ethical Political Conduct and Behavior." That's quite a charge; what evidence do the authors offer in support of it? They begin by referring to a Washington Monthly article in which a blogger named Steve Benen "gave voice to a growing and profoundly disturbing concern among Democrats--that Republicans may actually