Friday Linkzookery – 03 Sep 2010

Gun-wielding ecoterrorist calls for reduction in human population, gets wish
Headline of the week.

Likely Terror Attack ‘Dry Run’ Exposes Dangerous TSA Missteps
While defying common sense, a Yemeni citizen carrying mock bombs and $7,000 in cash apparently does not defy TSA security.

Shoppers ‘panic buying’ old 75W bulbs before EU ban comes into force
Last year 100W bulbs were banned. 60W next year. I’m a bit of a fan of CFLs, but that doesn’t mean I’d support a ban on incandescents.

Zel Custom’s Tactilite T2
Mag-fed .50 cal upper for your AR15.

Warship camouflaged as tropical island
HNLMS Abraham Crijnssen took it to a whole ‘nother level in 1942.

Judge: Westboro can deface flag at protests
Meanwhile, the Westboro loons keep taking it to a whole ‘nother level here and now.

Force recon Marines return to MEUs
While the Corps remains engaged in combat operations in Afghanistan, Coffman wants the MEUs to be well-equipped for maritime security operations, to distribute humanitarian supplies or decimate enemy forces.

Mexican army kills 25 drug suspects in shootout
Is Mexico more violent than Iraq? The cops and soldiers in a lot of photos wear masks to hide their identity, probably to protect their families. Iraqi police and military used to do this, though it seems like that’s eased off a lot in the past couple of years.

UN report on glaciers melting is based on ‘speculation’
Based on a report written in a science journal and even the scientist who was the subject of the original story admits it was not based on fact.

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Army judge denies request for Obama birth records
Lakin contends that if Obama isn’t a natural-born citizen, any military order given under his administration is unlawful. The judge, Army Col. Denise Lind, called that “an erroneous view of the law.”

Thermal Fatigue
Another reason why reducing M1 crews from 4 to 3 by using an autoloader may not be a great idea.

Stubby the Military Dog
“What’s that, Stubby? The Huns are launching a sneak gas attack?” “BARK! BARK!” “Those fokking bastards!” “BARK! BARK!

The Great New Orleans Gun Grab
A Katrina story that hasn’t been hyped during the 5-year anniversary coverage.

Compare Aerial Images of World War II Destruction With Today in Google Earth
Aerial imagery of Europe in 1943 that shows the devastation of World War II is now available in Google Earth.

Lego Semi-Auto Rifle
Cool video.

Mexico nabs alleged drug lord ‘La Barbie’
Born in the US so a US citizen.

The Taliban Mystery Gas
The poison which the Taliban have used at least 8 times so far this year has not been identified.

Chaplain is 1st killed in action since 1970
Capt. Dale Goetz, a 4th ID chaplain, was killed by IED in Afghanistan.

Bulk Ammo at BulkAmmo.com
Worth keeping an eye on when looking to stock up.

NASA’s Puffin Is a Stealthy, Personal Tilt-Rotor Aircraft
Added to Murdoc’s Christmas list.

Debbie Gibson Joins Cast of 80′s Stars for SyFy TV Flick
Major boost in credibility for Mega Python vs Gatoroid.

244th Carnival of Homeschooling
Lots of links.

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Comments

  • GeekLethal says:

    “While the Corps remains engaged in combat operations in Afghanistan, Coffman wants the MEUs to be well-equipped for maritime security operations, to distribute humanitarian supplies or decimate enemy forces”

    Disappointing that “decimate enemy forces” ranks third, and that coming after “distribute humanitarian supplies”.

    • Bram says:

      “maritime security operations” sounds like the PC version of “kill pirates” which is a good number 1 for me.

      • GeekLethal says:

        Yeah, I read that as “kill priates” as well, which is a right and proper use of Marines.

        But then I wondered whether “maritime security” could also mean beating up sailors or some such.

  • jaymaster says:

    FYI, the US already has an incandescent ban law in place, scheduled to start in 2012. It phases in different wattages over time just like the European law.

    http://money.usnews.com/money/business-economy/articles/2007/12/19/faq-the-end-of-the-light-bulb-as-we-know-it.html

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_Independence_and_Security_Act_of_2007

    Stock up now!

  • 11 Bravo says:

    Re: James Lee’s M manifesto

    5. Immigration: Programs must be developed to find solutions to stopping ALL immigration pollution and the anchor baby filth that follows that. Find solutions to stopping it. Call for people in the world to develop solutions to stop it completely and permanently. Find solutions FOR these countries so they stop sending their breeding populations to the US and the world to seek jobs and therefore breed more unwanted pollution babies. FIND SOLUTIONS FOR THEM TO STOP THEIR HUMAN GROWTH AND THE EXPORTATION OF THAT DISGUSTING FILTH! (The first world is feeding the population growth of the Third World and those human families are going to where the food is! They must stop procreating new humans looking for nonexistant jobs!)

    I can agree with that one.

  • Sam-hec says:

    murdoc,
    Do you have any new climate change news/discussion/whatever? That one was from January.

  • Toejam says:

    “Last year 100W bulbs were banned. 60W next year. I’m a bit of a fan of CFLs, but that doesn’t mean I’d support a ban on incandescents.”

    When you’re talking the European (Socialist) Union there’s no vote.

    The wacko geen, econut Tzars dictate and bingo….end of discussion.

    CLF’s aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. They assign an equivelent wattage to an incandescent, but they’re much dimmer and thy don’t last as long as advertized.

    • Jerry in Detroit says:

      CFLs are just great for the Greens. As soon as we’re all using the damned things, the Greens will be out on the streets bewailing the eeevil CFL bulbs which release all that mercury into the environment and actually take more energy in applications where the light is turned on for only short periods of time; i.e. refrigerators. If you follow the money trail, you’ll find the CFL supporters are largely funded by the companies who make CFL bulbs. Whether they are good for the environment remains to be seen; My first guess is no.

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