Archive for November, 2019

‘Grateful’: Marine recognized for saving life of teen struck by car

| November 30, 2019 | 11 Comments
‘Grateful’: Marine recognized for saving life of teen struck by car

Navy/Marine Commendation Medal Samantha Alexander was doing her best to keep the mind of a teenage boy off the severe cut across his leg. “How old are you?” she asked him. “What is your name?” The 26-year-old Marine sergeant was driving home from her job at Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort one afternoon in […]

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Vlad’s Newest Hardware

| November 30, 2019 | 17 Comments
Vlad’s Newest Hardware

  Speaking of tech hardware, Vlad Putin is showing off his latest Avangard drone samples to US inspectors, as part of the agreement in the New Start nuclear arms treaty. Per the article, it can move at 27 times the speed of sound. He compares it to the launch of the Sputnik in 1957. Really? […]

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Saturday FGS

| November 30, 2019 | 5 Comments
Saturday FGS

Woman Kills Intruder Armed with a Knife GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY, Wash. – An armed home intruder was shot and killed by one of the home’s residents Wednesday night, according to the Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office. The shooting happened when deputies say a 47-year-old man broke into the house near the town of McCleary around 9:30 […]

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Behind Eddie Gallagher’s Court Martial Is a Much Larger Issue

| November 29, 2019 | 58 Comments
Behind Eddie Gallagher’s Court Martial Is a Much Larger Issue

Poetrooper sends us another article, which uses Chief Gallagher’s trial to address how findings by five of nine unelected judges have tied the hands of the Commander-In-Chief, and therefore placing the lives of our military members at great risk. We’re all familiar with the Court Martial and subsequent legal maneuvering that resulted in the firing […]

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Mid-Weekend Open Thread, Advent

| November 29, 2019 | 75 Comments
Mid-Weekend Open Thread, Advent

Hopping that you guys had an enjoyable Thanksgiving, great-tasting turkey, ham, potatoes, pies, dressing, etc. With the end of Thanksgiving, Christmas decorations have started to go up. Some people already have their Christmas decorations up. Many will keep their decorations up until the day after Christmas. Then, on December 26, stripped Christmas trees will find […]

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Cyborg Troops?

| November 29, 2019 | 21 Comments
Cyborg Troops?

Cyborg warriors?  This article forecasts this capability by 2050.  If it sounds impossible, think again. https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2019/11/27/cyborg-warriors-could-be-here-by-2050-dod-study-group-says/ From the article: The team identified four capabilities as technically feasible by 2050: – ocular enhancements to imaging, sight and situational awareness; – restoration and programmed muscular control through an optogenetic bodysuit sensor web; – auditory enhancement for communication […]

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South vs. Norks – Again

| November 29, 2019 | 3 Comments
South vs. Norks – Again

South Korea recently fired warning shots at a Nork merchant ship. https://www.militarytimes.com/flashpoints/2019/11/27/south-korea-fires-warning-shots-at-north-korean-ship/ From the article: SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s military fired warning shots Wednesday to repel a North Korean merchant ship after it violated their disputed western sea boundary, Seoul officials said, the second such incident in two months. Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of […]

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Valor Friday

| November 29, 2019 | 3 Comments
Valor Friday

Today’s Valor Friday goes to Gunners Mate Second Class Patrick O. Ford, and his actions as a Riverine Patrol Boat crewman during the Viet Nam conflict. Sadly, his Navy Cross was awarded posthumously. Ford was born in San Francisco, California, on May 2, 1942. At the age of 15, he moved to Phoenix, Arizona, where […]

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