Unions about power, not democracy
Murdoc is shocked, shocked, blah blah blah.
Wisconsin’s Democratic senators located at hotel in Illinois
Idiots who fled state to avoid a vote are great examples of democracy in action. What losers.
Time to Start Brewing
Well, now is the moment to test this proposition. If ever there was a time for the Tea Party movement to take to the streets, it’s now in Ground Zero in Madison, Wisconsin
Wis. governor: GOP won’t be ‘bullied’ by union bill protesters
Basically tells them to “bring it on” and tells Obama to worry about his own budget rather than meddle in Wisconsin’s budget. Murdoc likes this guy already.
Gadsden Flag Bad, Egypt Flag Good
Give those Wisconsin protestors Egyptian government (either new or old) and I’ll bet they wouldn’t be so quick the carry its flag.
15 groups unite to try and stop the EPA from funding nationwide E15
Murdoc is on the fence about the ethanol thing.
New Life for Old Fighters
Looking at making them last longer.
IED toll in Afghanistan reduced by 37 percent
In January, 215 IED attacks wounded or killed troops, compared with 341 attacks that caused casualties in August. Down by over a third since August despite the number of bombs planted remaining pretty level.
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M16 transition a boot camp milestone
Almost done switching over to the M16A4. Recruits will continue to train with iron sights.
The difference between pacifism and non-violence
Protest can succeed when the opponent is not willing to slaughter the protesters. So many who argue that Iraq should have had a Ghandi-type movement are ignorant of this fact.
RN Trident replacement orders under way
Some long lead-time items for the Royal Navy’s next ballistic missile subs are already on order.
Man in Afghan army uniform kills German soldier
Not sure if he was actually ANA or an imposter, but he was inside a “heavily-guarded compound” when he opened up. 8 other German troops were wounded.
U.S. walks tightrope in policy toward Bahrain violence
Bahrain is home to the U.S. 5th Fleet, and its government’s fall could scramble the strategic order in the Middle East, potentially weakening U.S. leverage and leaving Iran in a stronger position.
USAF to Industry: Bomber Must Be Affordable
They won’t buy the Long Range Strike bomber if it costs too much. Yah. Right.
It is difficult for many who have not been there to understand the power of the Diversity Bullies in the military.
Destroyer’s mast breaks off while underway
Big Oops on USS Gravely (DDG 107).
Administration to Push for Small ‘Modular’ Reactors
The Obama administration’s 2012 budget proposal will include a request for money to help develop small “modular” reactors that would be owned by a utility and would supply electricity to a government lab.