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DARPA Testing Sensorized Prosthetics | Russia Not Done with Borei-Class Subs | India Scraps Yet Another Tender

Americas The Justice Department has filed charges against a BAE Systems subsidiary over alleged overcharging through the company’s $1.6 billion contract to supply over 20,000 Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) logistics vehicles, awarded in November 2008. Show More Summary

Finnish Army Buys More RBS-70 MANPADS

RBS-70, Australian Navy(click to view full) The domain of man-portable air defense missile systems (MANPADS) has 4 major competitors around the world. Saab’s RBS-70 is used by 18 countries, and Finland continues to raise its order. Sweden’s Nordic next-door neighbor uses the RBS-70 in 2 modes: as a dispersed, soldier-carried system, and as a vehicle-mounted […]

Test Pilot Report: F-35, Lunky & Slow, Can’t Beat F-16 in Dog Fight | Saab Awarded 2 Swedish Subs | Georgia Beefing Up Air Defense

Americas In a damning report obtained by War is Boring, the F-35A was out-performed by a F-16D in a mock dogfight in January. The newer jet failed to manoeuvre fast or agile enough to defeat the older fighter, despite the F-16 flying with two external fuel tanks. The unnamed pilot listed off numerous serious problems […]

Gun-Day Sunday: What’s in Your Basement?

23 hours agoIndustries / Military : OPFOR

Some folk have rec rooms, other have wet bars and workshops. Yet others… And there’s the State, doing what it does best– getting in the way of everyday men going about their everyday business.  

Is it worth it?

I served 3 tours in Germany, a total just barely short of 9 years. During those years, duty and time permitting my wife, son and I were able to see some of Europe. In 1988 or thereabouts, we booked a tour to Holland’s Tulip festival. A tour of Amsterdam preceded the Tulip Festival. Aside from […]

Susan Gonzalez and the case for gun ownership

First Coast News tells the story of Susan Gonzalez and her experience 18 years ago when she went to open the door when she thought her son was trying to get in – instead the door was ripped from it’s hinges and two men forced their way in to the house. While she fled her […]

Michael Warning; steals Humvee

Chief Tango sends us a link to the story about Michael Warning, reportedly a veteran who stole a Humvee military vehicle from Fort Gordon, Georgia and led police on relatively high speed chase to South Carolina; The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office says the suspect stole the military vehicle from Barton Field at Fort Gordon, where […]

Sunday morning feel good story

In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, three fellows trying to turn their lives around tried a smash-and -grab at a local sporting goods store. They crashed a stolen van through the front of the business. A few months before, the business which sells a lot high-end sporting merchandise like sneakers, jeans and designer wear was broken into. The […]

When in the Course of human events…

2 days agoIndustries / Military : OPFOR

… it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God...Show More Summary

A Good Show from the Bully Pulpit: Charleston II

The news slows, people forget The shares crash, hopes are dashed People forget, forget they're hiding --Eminence Front, Pete Townshend Come fly with me, let's float down to Peru In llama-land there's a one-man band And he'll toot his...Show More Summary

Will?

2 days agoIndustries / Military : OPFOR

Will Southern Europe once again lead Europe and the world to a World War? The Greek financial crisis coupled with the flood of refugees fleeing the Middle East to Southern Europe, to include Greece is pitting Northern Europe (the Europe...Show More Summary

Sandon Matthew Sierad; bad behavior from PTSD

About a year ago, this fellow, Sandon Matthew Sierad, got the snot beat out of him by cops in Walmart. You can see the video of the encounter at the link. Mr. Sierad is a pretty big dude, stretched out to 6’7? I’m sure that influenced the police somewhat. Also, the police had received three […]

Jeffery Elvington aka Jeffrey Scott; still scamming after all these years

We’ve been writing about Jeffrey Elvington since February 2013 when he was arrested for scamming folks (women mostly) and pretending to be a Special Forces soldier. He was arrested later that same year for the same thing. Well, he finished his prison sentence in May. Last night, we got a tip that because our posts […]

Edward Rackette; the phony sailor

The folks at Military Phonies send us their work on this Edward (Ed) Rackette fellow who Doug Sterner tells us has been outed before as a phony. I could list all of the things on that uniform that are incorrect, the stuff he didn’t earn, but it’s easier to just say that he earned none […]

God Bless America

I was nearly 15 years old when this program was taped and I took most of this life in this place for granted, you know like most middle teens. But here you go…from 45 years ago; And these nearly forgotten words about why we celebrate this day; Nor have We been wanting in attentions to […]

Fourth of July feel good stories

In Garland, Texas, a homeowner heard breaking glass in his living and took his weapon to investigate. He found an energetic fellow climbing in through the shattered window and shot one time. The fellow extricated himself from the aperture and left the scene, but he didn’t get far, so he wasn’t DRT (dead right there) […]

Guy Biggs and aggravated stolen valor perjury

Someone sent us a link on Facebook about this Guy Biggs fellow. It seems that Mr Biggs was facing attempted first-degree murder charges in Henry County, Tennessee, where he had tried to lure his wife to her death. When he went to court to answer for the charges, he made up some stories about his […]

Fourth of July Weekend open thread

MCPO sends this video of a guy flying his drone camera through the fireworks in New York last year. It would have been better without some Italian guy screaming his head off in the background; MCPO tells us that he’s home now after 2 surgeries and 12 days in the hospital. I’m guessing he’ll be […]

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