Month – June 2008

Yoopers with Electric Cars

In a discussion today with someone who is beyond fed up with oil companies who are gouging good old American citizens, I was told that no one in the US would be driving a gas-powered car in ten years. I was then told that battery-powered electric cars would be all anyone drove (except for the […]

Rossi for Governor

Not part of the campaign or an “official” sign, but these have apparently been “popping up all over Eastern Washington.” Readers may recall that MO watched the Washington governor’s race quite closely in 2004. Found at Random Nuclear Strikes, who writes: The urban –progressives” haven’t the slightest clue as to just how pissed off a […]

Boeing Protest Upheld

GAO upholds Boeing Air Force tanker protest Congressional investigators have upheld Boeing’s protest of a $35 billion Air Force tanker contract awarded to Northrop Grumman Corp. and Airbus parent European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co., and recommended that the service hold a new competition. The Government Accountability Office said Wednesday that it found –a number […]

Paintball Gun for Denver PD

Prepping for ’68 Denver is buying 88 Veritas Mark IV .68 caliber less-lethal weapons. What do we think about the chances of major violent riots at the Dem convention? I’m thinking it’s going to be more like a Grateful Dead concert than 1965 Watts, 1967 Detroit, 1968 Chicago, or 21st Century Paris.

Flood Checkpoint

What do we think of this: One resident, however, grew angry when he was not allowed to pass a checkpoint Monday, according to a news release from the Cedar Rapids Police Department. After being denied re-entry to a flooded neighborhood, Rick Blazek, 53, returned to his vehicle as a state trooper used his police vehicle […]

Ready to Attack in Now Zad, Afghanistan

U.S. Marines assigned to Foxtrot Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment position themselves prior to attacking a Taliban stronghold in Now Zad, Afghanistan, June 15, 2008. The Marine unit, based out of Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., is a reinforced light infantry battalion deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. […]

Neighborhood Guard

The first recruits of the Neighborhood Guard in the Thawra 2 neighborhood of the Sadr City district of Baghdad hit the streets June 10 to protect their homes and families from a possible resurgence of special groups and criminals that potentially threaten their security. The Neighborhood Guard is a Multi-National Division – Baghdad program in […]

Canadian Mine Sniffer

PORSTMOUTH, N.H. (June 10, 2008) Members of Canadian Maritime Operations Group 4, Maritime Forces Pacific, based in Esquimalt, British Columbia, lower the Dorado, a 30-ft, 7-ton Interim Remote Mine Hunting and Detection System (IRMDS) into Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Dorado is used for detecting man-made objects up to 700-feet below the surface of the water. The […]