September 2012

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  “This item in the Guardian‘s coverage of the latest Wikileaks dump is not the first time I’ve heard that the Casio F-91W digital watch is thought to be “the sign of al-Qaida,” and “a contributing factor to continued detention of prisoners by the analysts stationed at Guantánamo Bay.” But like so much revealed by […]

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    So there is an artifact in the Baltic Sea that looks like a UFO.   Experts however think it is was structure that was meant to interfere with enemy radar. Perhaps it could cause a submarine or a surface ship to crash. If so it would certainly be an experimental weapon. The idea […]

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Foot In The Mouth Disease

September 28, 2012

  Mitt Romney’s Secret Speech I made this prediction to friends as soon as I saw the video. Romney’s comment has backfired in ways he never expected. Here is what he said:   “There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what … who are dependent upon government, […]

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Operation Frankton, A Daring Raid On German Shipping.

September 27, 2012

  In December 1942, the HMS Tuna, a submarine serving with the Royal Navy launched in the middle of a cold night into the North Atlantic. It crept its way through the Continental shelf under the Bay of Biscayne. Six canoes, each with two special forces soldiers, it was a Royal Task Force – the […]

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Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini Vs. Duk Koo Kim.

September 26, 2012

  Duk Koo Kim And Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini     Duk Koo Kim After Fight With Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini      Duk Koo Kim At Weigh In   On September 9th, 1982, there was a fight that changed the lives of everyone involved. I remember seeing it. I remember the excitement. And a […]

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The Political Posters On Facebook Just Keep Coming.

September 25, 2012

          Related Posts:Political Season Facebook Political Posters.Facebook Political Posters Heat Up.More Political Posters On Facebook.Political Posters Redux.The New Venue For The Political Poster: Facebook

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So Many Nations Capitulated To The Germans Early On, Hitler Was Itching For A Real Fight.

September 24, 2012

On his way to power, there were many who suffered at the hands of his proxies and his insane lieges. Not surprisingly, some 130,000 dissident voices were extinguished by Adolph Hitler. It was the necessary antecedent to having competing security apparatuses fight to see who can be more ruthless and cruel. The SA and the […]

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Harvey Alan Russ, United States Army Veteran, Passes At 65.

September 23, 2012

      Harvey Alan Russ, (8/1/47-9/22/12) a veteran of the US Army, died of a sudden heart attack Saturday in his home in Canton, Georgia. He is survived by his brothers Barry and Daniel and his sister Estelle who resides in Jerusalem, and his wife Ann, and his stepson Don.     Harvey was […]

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Massacre On The Nueces.

September 22, 2012

  12:15 AM, Aug. 10, 1862, about a hundred dismounted Confederate cavalry and state militia crept across the dry Texas Hill Country towards the banks of the clear Nueces River. There 67 men were garrisoned and currently a sleep. The silence was shattered in the dark night in the din of gunfire and screaming. In […]

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The Bell P-59 Airacomet. It Saw Little Action But Taught Us Volumes.

September 21, 2012

    There’s a rusty spavined Bell P-59 Airacomet sitting in the museum bone yard at Edwards Air Force Base in the Mohave Desert. The sun bakes and preserves this old dinosaur that at one time represented the hopes of a nation just entering the exciting jet age. The fact is only 66 of thee […]

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Military Anecdote Day

September 20, 2012

  “Many interviewers when they come to talk to me, think they’re being progressive by not mentioning in their stories any longer that I’m black. I tell them, ‘Don’t stop now. If I shot somebody you’d mention it.”     Related Posts:Military Anecdote Of The Day. The Abolitionist In England.

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The Thai Police Use A Dowsing Rod To Find Bombs.

September 19, 2012

  Introducing the GT200, the newest technology that allows the Thai paramilitary to detect bombs. There is one problem with the rational, cool, evening marketing name of the GT200. It is little more than a plastic rod and a plastic shell. Whether or not it works depends on who you ask. But many say it […]

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The Day The Passengers Had To Pick Up The Bill.

September 18, 2012

  OK, so this is a first I believe in aviation history. So earlier this month an Air France flight from Paris to Beirut, Lebanon had to be diverted to Damascus, Suria.   Turns out that France had imposed sanctions on Syria because of the internecine fighting and the apparent crimes of the Assad government. […]

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In 2005…A Comparison Of Gun Crime In The US and The UK.

September 17, 2012

  In 2005, in the United States, there were 16,740 homicides. So in 2005, every day, 46 people were killed by another person in the United States. That means that roughly every half hour, someone killed someone else.   In 2005, of the 16,740 homicides in the United States, 10,158 were committed with a gun, […]

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The Death Match. The Widely Told Story Of An Epic Game Of Soccer Between Ukrainians And Their German Occupiers.

September 16, 2012

  This is one of the strangest tales ever to come out of World War II, not because it might be true, but because it probably isn’t. We all know that soccer is the number one sport played around the world and that Europeans watch soccer with a fanatical dedication we see hear only to […]

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Three Important Independent Small Technology Companies Are Critical For The Curiosity Rover.

September 15, 2012

InXitu InXitu is a company out of California that uses X-ray beams to identify materials. This will be part of the Curiosity Rover’s Materials Lab. Honeybee Robotics Founded by 1983 by Stephen Gorevan and Chris Chapman, the Manhattan-based Honeybee Robotics the sample manipulations system and a dust cleaning system for The Curiosity Rover. Honeybee Robotics […]

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The German Master Spy Who Saved Gibraltar

September 14, 2012

October 1935, Hitler marched into the Sudetenland and took 11,000 square miles of land from Czechoslovakia and added it back into German borders. People, 80% of who were German speakers or German nationals, of course occupied the Sudetenland. The rest of the 800,000 who lived there were turned into Europe’s first refugees. At the time, […]

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Piles Of Dead. Why The Importance Of Photography In Warfare Cannot Be Overstated.

September 13, 2012

    These Photos were taken by a variety of news photographers and Army photographers, and I found most of them on theatlantic.com. They are not to be missed. Ever since Matthew Brady brought home to the American people the real horror of war with graphic black and white film to a New York Gallery […]

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Did You Know That The Chinese Have A Space Station?

September 12, 2012

  The Tiangong-1 is the Chinese Nation’s first space station. The name means Heavenly Palace 1. It was launched on September 20th, 2011, on a Long March 2 F/G rocket. The idea is to use the space station as a training regimen for docking and living and working in zero gravity for a new generation […]

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This 9/11 Let’s Look At What Four Prominent Science Fiction Writers Predicted For 2012 Twenty Five Years Ago…

September 11, 2012

    Several Science Fiction writers were asked in 1987 what life would be like in America 25 years from then.  A few of them are remarkable. Absolutely remarkable. Here are five prominent Science Fiction Writers predictions:       “Assuming we haven’t destroyed ourselves in a nuclear war, there will be 8-10 billion of […]

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