Blackwater founder trains Somalis
Erik Prince is involved in a multimillion-dollar program financed by several Arab countries, including the United Arab Emirates, to mobilize some 2,000 Somali recruits to fight pirates who are terrorizing the African coast.
Battleship New Jersey faces rough seas
Big J hanging on despite tough economic times.
The New Reagan Revolution: How Ronald Reagan’s Principles Can Restore America’s Greatness
by Michael Reagan, Jim Denney, and Newt Gingrich
Himalayan Glaciers Shrinking, With Some Exceptions
“Some,” in this case, means that over half of the glaciers that were supposed to be gone by 2035 or sooner are stable or growing.
A genetically adapted E. coli bacterium – that feeds solely on carbon dioxide and excretes liquid hydrocarbons? Seems too good to be true.
Oilman: Bakken holds 20 billion barrels of oil
Says about five times the government’s estimate is recoverable. Seems too good to be true.
Much more Linkzookery below!
Where Have All the Phantoms Gone?
An older story in Air & Space magazine that I thought I had linked to some time back but apparently didn’t.
Army wants to redirect Humvee funding
They also would like to get rid of Cougar and first-generation RG-33 MRAPs.
American interpreter takes a stand in Afghanistan
An Afghan soldier making trouble for US personnel? No way. Luckily, a former Victoria’s Secret manager got it straightened out.
Yellowstone Has Bulged as Magma Pocket Swells
Some places saw the ground rise by ten inches, experts report.
Fighter Hits Snowbank – Pilot Ejects
A Finnish F-18 skidded off a runway and slammed into a snowbank…so the pilot EJECTED.
Germany extends Afghan war mission
I spent a little time in Germany a while back and was surprised at the level of anti-war protesting and propaganda all over the place.
Welfare Tab for Children of Illegal Immigrants Estimated at $600M in L.A. County
One county. Welfare only. Not counting education, for instance.
‘Charter Schools are Like Hitler, Tyrents Trying to Take What’s Not Thiers!
Spotted at a New York public school.
ANWR – The Big Lie
A new pipeline across Alaska isn’t required since the location for drilling in ANWR is about 160 miles from the North Slope Prudhoe Bay pipeline where it would be connected.