August 2011

The Sudden And Curious Culture Of Knives.

August 11, 2011

There are literally hundreds of brands. SOG, Benchmade, Cold Steel, Spyderco, Columbia River Knife and Tool (CRKT), Leatherman, Ontario, Boker, Gerber, Kershaw are all some of the high end brands. Each knife manufacturer has hit on one or two knife designs that sold very well and for that reason they expand those sub brands. Kerhaw is know for the Leek and the Chill. Benchmade is known for its Griptillian series. The SOG is known for the Trident, and this goes on forever. Most of these knives are sold online as no store could possibly stock all the popular lines of all the popular brands. It would be bigger than a Wal Mart Super Store. You might go online and type in Kife Center. There you will access to every brand of knife made that is worth having and then some. You will get the high end knives, the medium arnge knives, the customer knives made only in small batches and by hand somewhere by a craftsman ho found a look or a niche in knife making. You might find yourself buying a Benchmade Presidio 520 SBK for $194.00. Or a Cold Steel Recon One for $67.00. You may choose a small brand like Anza, or Magnum. You might find yourself buying a 9 inch long Marbles orange bolo camp cleaver for $12; or a Kissing Crane large brown mule for $14 or the Katz Alley Kat XT70 Fixed blade, You may even fork over $200 for a 2.5 half inch fixed blade Gentleman’s knife by Skalja, or a Lone Wolf Lobo With S30V steel and G 10 handles for $120.00 You may decide the Kerhsaw Half Ton is perfect for you at 2.5 ounces and only $12 with shipping.

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Naomi Wolf’s Chilling Piece On Ten Steps To Closing An Open Society.

August 11, 2011

Last autumn, there was a military coup in Thailand. The leaders of the coup took a number of steps, rather systematically, as if they had a shopping list. In a sense, they did. Within a matter of days, democracy had been closed down: the coup leaders declared martial law, sent armed soldiers into residential areas, […]

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Coming Soon: Dirigibles

August 10, 2011

Operational deployment of the U.S. Air Force’s Blue Devil 2 persistent-surveillance airship is on track for February 2012, less than 18 months after initial contract award, a senior official says. Blue Devil 2 is an optionally manned multi-intelligence platform based on a TCOM Polar 100 airship and being integrated by small Alexandria, Va.-based MAV6. The […]

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Amazing Website Discovery. Look At These Amazing Photos.

August 9, 2011

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Few Americans Know About Or Appreciate The Work Done By The Cassini-Huygens Probe. This Is A Must See Video Of The Outer Solar System Put To Music.

August 8, 2011

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Pescara Number 3 Helicopter. Oh Brother.

August 7, 2011

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Numbers

August 6, 2011

  “Little Boy”, the world’s first nuclear weapon was dropped on this date in 1945. It killed 40,000 people in Hiroshima instantly, another 40,000 in the next month and then another 100,000 in the following six years. In both Nagasaki and Hiroshima, the overwhelming majority of the dead were civilians.   It was thought that […]

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The Mission To Get Bin Laden, In The New Yorker

August 6, 2011

The nine other SEALs, including Mark, formed three-man units for clearing the inner courtyard. The Americans suspected that several more men were in the house: Kuwaiti’s thirty-three-year-old brother, Abrar; bin Laden’s sons Hamza and Khalid; and bin Laden himself. One SEAL unit had no sooner trod on the paved patio at the house’s front entrance when Abrar—a stocky, mustachioed man in a cream-colored shalwar kameez—appeared with an AK-47. He was shot in the chest and killed, as was his wife, Bushra, who was standing, unarmed, beside him.

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The War No One Knows About.

August 5, 2011

Al- Shabaab means the “youth” in Arabic. It refers to the Radicalized Islamic political organization that we really should fear and keep a watch on. This group is the Al-Quaeda of the Horn of Africa, and they are represented in the anarchic daimyo known as The Islamic Courts. The Islamic Courts and the Transitional Federal […]

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Coca Cola Goes To War.

August 4, 2011

Coca Cola  CEO Robert Woodruff insisted that Coca Cola be served to US troops over seas. Eisenhower thought it was a great idea and commissioned three plants to be opened in the North African theater of operations in 1942. The attempt to support troops was a great success and Coke introduced metal cans because bottles […]

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One Of The Greatest Boxing Matches Of All Time. In Their Third Match On July 8th, 1951, Jersey Joe Walcott Wrests The World Heavy Weight Title From Ezzard Charles.

August 3, 2011

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Excogitations On The Messy Birth Of The Continental Army.

August 2, 2011

The Revolutionary states were mostly an aggregation of agricultural communities who traded raw goods for British and French surplus goods. Roads were inadequate to provide major thoroughfares from one state to the next, so trade was mostly conducted along rivers. Let’s face it. This was not a nation. Indeed conflict between the states delayed true and full ratification of the constitution until 1781. This was a series of municipalities duct-taped together. This meant that whatever civil infrastructure existed at the time allowed for a militia to be supplied and resupplied for weeks at a time, but a national army was along way off.

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The Sukhoi SuperJet 100

August 1, 2011

One of the most important Russian domestic aviation programs, the SuperJet100 will compete in the regional jet category where Bombardier and Embraer dominate. The government is subsidizing much of the development to compete in the 75 seat to 95 seat market for jets. Still, Sukhoi excels in design and if the Sukhoi 30 series fighters […]

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