Month: September 2011

Just Say No

to Debit card fees Bank of America will start charging debit-card users $5 a month to pay for purchases. The move comes as the cards increasingly replace cash and as banks look for ways to offset the loss of revenue from a new rule that will limit how much they can collect from merchants. Paying […]

Friday Linkzookery – 30 Sep 2011

F-35B Set for Sea Trials Next Week Up to six weeks on USS Wasp (LHD 1). Sea trails of upgraded aircraft-carrier set for 2012 Former “Admiral Gorshkov,” now India’s “Vikramaditya,” won’t begin trials until next May. It had been scheduled for the end of 2011 at the latest. Admiral Kuznetsov to leave for Mediterranean in […]


Murdoc didn’t intend to take any time off at all, let alone this lengthy span of near radio silence. So here’s a tidbit: Cuba legalizes general purchase and sale of cars The new law will allow the sale of cars from all models and years, and it legalizes ownership of more than one car, although […]

M320 Sighting

Murdoc’s not heard what the distribution plan is for the new grenade launcher or how far along it is, but it looks like 37th Infantry, part of the Ohio National Guard, has them. The 37th Infantry also include elements of the Michigan National Guard, including the 126th Cav from the city of Wyoming (Grand Rapids […]

9/11 Plus 10

Murdoc’s got little to add to all that’s being said about the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. He will say that the homily in this weekend’s Mass, which focuses on the Christian duty to forgive, was a good one. Clearly, this topic on this weekend is one that could easily press a lot of […]


The lead story on Yahoo is usually either stupid celebrity crap or stupid internet video that was funny three days ago crap, but this morning they got one right: A family remembers: Hero of 9/11 gave life to save thousands As tragic as the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, was, the sky-blue day still held […]