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That's all war does is produce unintended consequences --Dexter Filkins, on Fresh Air (25 Sept 14) The discontent generated in backward countries by their contact with Western civilization is not primarily resentment against exploitation by domineering foreigners. Show More Summary

No jail for Shaneen Allen

AW1Ed sends us a link to good news for Shaneen Allen who was arrested last year for possessing a loaded firearm in New Jersey even though she was licensed in Pennsylvania to carry the gun. When she was pulled over by a New Jersey trooper, she admitted that she was in possession of the gun. […]

Alton Nolen; Beheading in Oklahoma

From KFOR in Oklahoma City comes the story of 30-year-old Alton Nolen who returned with a knife to the business where he’d just been fired; He walked into the front office area where he met 54-year-old Colleen Hufford and began attacking her with a knife. Sgt. Lewis confirms the type of knife used in the […]

Yeah, I Think That Sign Could Use a “Do-Over”

The UK’s Telegraph Travel might not be able to see a problem.  But I think I can.

THIS Kind of “Green” Initiative I Can Stomach!

In order to minimize damage to a Medieval Belgian town’s environment, one Belgian brewery is doing its part.  In order to preserve the town’s ambiance – and reduce truck traffic, emissions, and pollution – the De Halve Maan brewery is building a 2-mile beer pipeline to get its product to the nearby factory that bottles […]

Big Red One Division Headquarters deploying to Iraq

The other day we reported that the Army was sending a division headquarters to Iraq in order to manage activities there. Today, Chief tango sends us a link to the news that it’s 1st Infantry Division’s soldiers who are deploying from Fort Riley, Kansas according to The Army Times; About 500 soldiers will deploy in […]

Army: It's Good News That Sexual Assault Reports Are Up

Reports of sexual assaults in U.S. Army Europe jumped 131 percent in fiscal 2013. That sounds bad, but some see it as a sign of progress in the service's fight to put a stop to sexual violence in the ranks.

And In the “Libidiots Being Libidiots” Department . . . .

A school in the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk School District of New York recently asked asked a National Guard recruiter to stop giving away “swag”. What was it, you ask?  Training grenades?  Rubber M4s or M16s?   Something like that? Hardly.  The National Guard recruiter was giving away T-shirts. Seriously. Seems that besides the words “National Guard” and […]

Friday morning feel good stories

In Oklahoma, an 11-year-old shoot the man who stabbed her mother; When officers got to the scene, they found a man, later identified as 25-year-old Leonard Henry, in the street. He was suffering from gunshot wounds. According to police, Henry broke into the home and stabbed the woman. He is believed to be the woman’s […]

Blooding the Raptor

With a detachment of Lockheed Martin F-22s having been deployed in the Middle East region for quite a while now, it’s not that surprising to see that the Raptor has finally been given the chance to drop weapons in anger for the first time. There have been quite a lot of cynical comments out there […]

Texas Man Charged With Shooting Gun At Charging Bear

The Montana Standard: WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) — A 57-year-old Texas man faces a federal misdemeanor charge of discharging a firearm in a national park after he reported shooting a charging bear with his.357 revolver. Brian R. Muphy’s attorney is scheduled to plead not guilty on Murphy’s behalf during a court hearing in West […]

Poland needs nuclear arms to ward off Russia: Walesa

Polish anti-communist icon Lech Walesa said Poland should procure nuclear weapons as a safeguard against Russia, which it blames for stoking the crisis in neighboring Ukraine. “Poland needs to stand up to Russia,” the Nobel Peace laureate, who spearheaded Poland’s […]

South Korea Approves Procurement of Lockheed F-35A Lightning II

The Republic of Korea finalized its formal selection of the Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II aircraft for its F-X fighter acquisition program, announcing its intent to sign the Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) between the U.S. and Korean governments […]

Iran unveils new missile-equipped drone

Iran on Tuesday unveiled a new missile-equipped drone to boost its military arsenal, as part of events marking the end of its 1980-1988 war against Iraq. Iranian engineers working for the armed forces have “built the drones to carry air […]

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