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China Mixes Conciliatory Moves with Russian Coziness

The WSJ notes that it’s been a big diplomatic week for China, with deals with Australia, South Korea and the US. But at the same time Russia and China agreed to conduct joint naval exercises not just in the Pacific, but also in the Mediterranean next yearm reports the International Business Times. CMC vice chairman […]

Amy Rising; Pot head wants free pot from VA

What else is new right? Well, the Washington Post chose former Airman Amy Rising to represent the former military people who are now pot heads in order to influence the VA to pay for their pot; Every morning, former Air Force senior airman Amy Rising makes breakfast for her second-grader, drives him to school and […]

So . . . Ebola Quarantines Are an “Overreaction”, Eh?

Well then, I guess authorities in India are just “overreacting” too: India isolates man with Ebola-infected semen The unfortunate fellow contracted Ebola in Liberia.  He was lucky – he was treated there, and survived. That was nearly 2 months ago.  He was released from the hospital in Liberia on 30 September.  He returned to New […]

Thursday morning feel good stories

Chief Tango sends us our feel good stories this morning – the first comes from Indiana, like a lot of them have been lately; Police rushed to the Cash America Pawn on the 2400 block of East 38th Street shortly after 2 p.m. on Tuesday for reports of an attempted robbery and person shot. Once […]

Pentagon's Religious Guidance Spurred 'Tsunami of Confusion'

Pentagon guidance on religious accommodation has sparked a "tsunami of confusion" among military commanders, chaplains and personnel, lawmakers were told Wednesday.

Eurofighter unveils 1 billion-euro radar upgrade

Europe’s Eurofighter consortium committed Wednesday to a 1.0-billion-euro ($1.25-billion) upgrade to equip Typhoon combat jets with a more advanced type of radar. It said defence ministers from the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and Spain attended the signing ceremony for a […]

Russia urges Ukraine not to join NATO

Russia on Wednesday called for Ukraine to stay out of the NATO alliance, insisting that a “non-aligned status” was in the interests of the ex-Soviet country. “There is no doubt that (Ukraine’s) non-aligned status is important not only from the […]

The Large-Deck Carrier: Part 4

For previous installments, see Parts I, II, and III Carriers and Power Projection Naval conventional land-attack strikes that must be launched from a contested zone’s inner sections early in a war will probably be performed by guided missile-armed submarines because of their stealth and survivability. Show More Summary

“Encyclopedia of Ethical Failure”

2 days agoIndustries / Military : OPFOR

Regular reader and sometime commenter MDL passed this on, with the note, “This is why the taxpayer gets angry.” “Imaginary Ball and Chain Drags Staff Sergeants Down” is one highlight. The Army pays its soldiers a monthly housing allowance. Show More Summary

Rep. Moran Urges Presidential Pardon for John Kiriakou

Rep. James P. Moran this week called on President Obama to pardon John Kiriakou, the former CIA officer who was convicted of disclosing the name of an undercover intelligence officer and who is currently serving a prison sentence in the Federal Correctional Institution in Loretto, Pennsylvania. Show More Summary

Sen. Markey to DoE: What About the James Doyle Case?

Senator Edward J. Markey asked the Secretary of Energy this week to expedite the investigation of the firing of James Doyle from Los Alamos National Laboratory, which occurred after Doyle published an analysis critical of U.S. nuclear weapons policy. Show More Summary

He Pointed The Gun At The Girls, Which Amounted To A Threat

News from the great progressive Northeast, via The Boston Globe: MILFORD — On Friday, Milford fifth-grader Nickolas Taylor was in line for lunch, just a few hours from the weekend. But like most 10-year-old boys bursting with energy, he didn’t wait quietly. Instead, he played shoot-em-up by himself to pass the time, pointing his index […]

House Veterans Affairs Committee about to hit the shitter

Let me start by saying I am writing this on my lunch hour, and my employer has absolutely nothing to do with this.  They don’t take positions, but as a veteran, I wanted to voice my disapproval with just how ridiculously horrible this is about to be for all veterans. Some back story first.  For […]

Kirk Allen and John Kraft; vets saving their county

Someone sent us a link on Facebook about two veterans, Kirk Allen and John Kraft, who got tired of the corruption in their county, Edgar County, IL and decided that they’d do something about the local government which overspent into $79 million of debt for their 18,000 constituents. Allen and Kraft founded the Edgar County […]

Dear Congress

2 days agoIndustries / Military : OPFOR

Dear Congress, Nobody likes you except your mother. On a good day. Get over yourselves and get to work. You did not win this latest election – the POTUS worked very hard to lose it. He succeeded, you did not. You will be graded in two years. Show More Summary

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