Month: June 2008

Ridgback 4×4

Force Protection Cougars in British service: The Ministry of Defence display the new Ridgback 4 x 4 troop carrier at the Defence Vehicle Dynamics exhibition on June 26, 2008 at the Millbrook Proving Ground, England. More than 4,000 visitors come to look at over 200 companies displaying equipment and systems for military use. I don’t […]

1,000th Iraqi Humvee

Iraqi police officers stand behind an armoured vehicle during a ceremony to commemorate the transfer of the 1000th US-refurbished Humvee vehicle to Iraqi security forces in Taji, 30 kilometers north of Baghdad, Iraq, on Thursday, June 26, 2008. Iraqi security forces completed the delivery of the first 1,000 up-armoured High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), […]


I JUST SIGNED UP FOR MLB.COM’S PREMIUM INTERNET TV SERVICE. It took me about two minutes to decide to cancel. Even though I checked the ZIP codes of home and work and both showed ‘okay,’ it tells me I’m blacked out for all home Tigers games. What someone is calling the “official MLB blackout map’ […]

Friday Linkzookery – 27 Jun 2008

Vote for Murdoc Send Gun Pundit to Blackwater. Register yourself to come with. No, it’s not a ‘new right’ The Heller decision affirmed an existing right. It didn’t create something new. Painting by numbers: NASA’s peculiar thermometer Here, we’ll be looking at current NASA data and why their temperature maps appear hot-red, even when others […]

Can You Drive 55?

WOOD-TV: Could lower speeds spur gas efficiency? With gas prices climbing, one Michigan lawmaker says its time to roll back the speed limit. A Democrat from the east side of the state has introduced a resolution in the state house urging the federal government to enact a 55 mile per hour speed limit nationwide. The […]

Blowing up perfectly good stuff

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Charles Howell, front, looks over the munitions to be destroyed while other airmen and Australian army ammunition technicians prepare light anti-armor weapon rockets for disposal before a controlled detonation at an explosive ordnance disposal range in Southwest Asia, June 20, 2008. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Dixon […]