Hummer Deathtraps Suck
“The bad news is that despite the armor improvements, the HMMWV remains trapped in 1980s thinking.”
Wow. (Via J-Walk)
“Darth Vader Was A Decepticon”
Now I am the master…and more than meets the eye. (via Jay at Wizbang)
Billionaire Lectures “Provincial” Peasants
Speaking of Star Wars, George Lucas says that media lets poor people know what they’re missing…and that that is a bad thing. And am I the only one who thinks his portrayal of “slavery” in Episode I glosses over a few things?
NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter site
The first pics are rolling in.
2 Canadians and 1 Briton who didn’t want 25 million Iraqis freed are freed
Frank Warner: “Racists. Our brave liberators just rescued three racists.”
A Complex and Changing Air War
“The top airman in Southwest Asia discusses air operations over Iraq and Afghanistan.”
Way more Linkzookery on page 2…click below
Everybody is E.O.D.
Always stuff needing to be blown or prevented from blowing in Iraq. And it isn’t easy.
Operation Swarmer Using Iraqi Forces
Some good pics at Strategy Page showing Iraqi and US troops
Church Sign Smackdown!
Back in aught-three I noted the Church Sign Generator. But this is too funny. (via Dean)
British JSF Prospects Looking Up
I’ve noted the potential snags in the US-UK cooperation on the F-35 program (or is that programme?) but it appears that real efforts are being made to sort things out. I think it’s crucial to stay together on this, and I also think we need to keep the F136 secondary engine program.
Rimfire Roundup #7
All rimfire all the time.
The 12th Carnival of Homeschooling
Sort of like the Rimfire Round-up, except with home-education stuff instead of firearms. Hosted this week at PHAT Mommy.
Border Security – BORTAC and the “Zetas”
Hmmm. We don’t seem to hear much about this…
Brit’s shot at Raptor is envy of pilots worldwide
“Langley welcomes a chap from the R.A.F. to be the first non-U.S. pilot to train on the Air Force’s newest fighter.”
Nontraditional Fighter Missions Provide Eyes in the Sky
NTISR – NonTraditional Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
Note: I can’t even believe that MO linked to a site called “PHAT Mommy”…
How I Learned to Stop Worrying about Mullahs and Embrace The Bomb
Mark Buehner guest-posting at Winds of Change.
Europeans Giving Blood Money to Iraq Insurgents
I hope this is an exaggeration.
Prominent German Politician: “Americans Are Terrorists”
I also hope this is an exaggeration. Why are both links I say that for about Europe?
Donald Rumsfeld and the Media, A Bitter Love
He seems to be above even Dick Cheney on the media’s hate list.
Birmingham vets show right spirit in helping ship
Vets group makes donation to help repair the USS Alabama park which was damaged by Hurricane Katrina.
Two More Reasons Not to Feel Safe While Flying
I’m not convinced we’ve got very far in this area.
Scientists aim to regenerate soldiers’ lost limbs
Would that be something, or what?
Hawaii Guard troops can keep combat patches
“An order that would have stripped many Hawaii National Guard soldiers of hard-won combat patches from Iraq and Kuwait duty has been revised after the issue was examined by higher command.”
U.S., Japan fail to reach accord on realignment
This sort of thing will go on for years. Things are really changing and it’s going to take a while for the dust to settle.
Oh, that liberal media
I keep getting told that the media actually has a conservative bias…
Police Hunt ‘Sniper,’ Find Pigeon Shooter
‘Running tap’ artist to try again
“An artist’s plan to leave six taps running for a year at secret London locations has angered Thames Water.”
MARSOC: Here Come the Marines
Have I mentioned this yet? I don’t think so. The USMC is joining SOCOM.
Russians gave Iraq info on U.S. war plans
A vote for hydrogen power
An “H-Prize”? Cool.
Legal observers eye Minutemen
“CASA, which receives taxpayer funds, will provide videocameras, notebooks, jackets and other equipment to observers.”