Man in Afghan army uniform kills 2 U.S. troops
Mohammad Hassan, an official in Nangarhar province where the shooting took place, said the two Americans were shot by an Afghan soldier after soldiers fired in the air to disperse protesters outside a U.S. base in the Khogyani district.
U.S. Army Plans Post-War Management of Stryker Fleet
Trying to decide about how to implement the double-V hull versions into the fleet and what to do about the MGS.
Senate Passes Payroll Tax Extension, Gas Price Increase Has Already Offset Benefits
Tax cuts do NOT “add to the deficit.” You can only add to the deficit by spending.
Radical Animal Rights Activist Arrested for Soliciting Undercover Hitman ‘Willing to Kill Someone Wearing Fur’
Meredith Lowell “offered him $730 in jewelry or cash for the killing of a victim of at least 12 years but “preferably 14 years old or older” outside a library near a playground in her hometown.”
Lockheed readies aggressive F-35 test schedule
Trying to hang on.
KC-130J Harvest HAWK gets pressurized launcher
Crews no longer have to depressurize the aircraft and lower the cargo ramp to fire Griffin missiles as a new pressurized, standoff precision precision-guided munitions launcher has been installed.
Stamp price hike part of Postal Service plan to cut losses
Murdoc yawns about the move to 50 cent postal rates…it will get them to go under just that much quicker.
Lugar: Earmarks a “Bogus Issue”
Congressman says congressional earmarks are not a problem. Go figure.
5 Biggest Whoppers In Obama’s Energy Speech
What he delivered was a grab bag of excuses and outright falsehoods.
Obama’s Double Talk on Sky-High Gas Prices
When gas prices hit $4 a gallon in 2008, candidate Barack Obama said it was due to previous failed energy policies. Now that prices are heading still higher, President Obama calls it progress.
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Aren’t High Gas Prices What Democrats Want?
I don’t know about “Democrats,” but I’ve had lots of liberal types (who vote Dem) tell me that higher gas prices are just what America needs.
AFA: Cutting C-27J was a ‘particularly’ tough choice
The C-27J started as an Army program aimed at providing on-demand tactical airlift or important supplies to troops at remote combat bases. The Air Force eventually took over the effort, promising to dedicate the C-27s to that very mission. However, the service just announced that it will retire its brand new fleet of JCAs in order to save cash.
Fracking Doesn’t Harm Drinking Water, Study Says
Probably needs more study, of course, but it doesn’t sound anything like the opponents make it sound. As usual.
Distorting the Economy Is the Whole Point
Distorting the economy is not, as NPR suggests, an unwanted side effect of Obama’s proposals; it is his avowed aim, because he thinks he knows how resources should be distributed better than the market does.
The compression of generations – 25 million adults live at home with parents because they’re unemployed or underemployed
This seems to be a growing trend and Murdoc wonders if it will change a lot when the economy gets back on track.
GOP candidate says she wants to kick Santorum ‘in the jimmy’
And this is news? Everyone knows that threats of sexual violence are okay if made by women.
Sunshine, Vitamin D, and Death by Scientific Consensus
Old but good: As was the (now corrected) case with omega-3 fats, the “consensus” on sunlight exposure has badly misled us towards massive vitamin D deficiencies.
Obama calls black museum symbol for all Americans
Spain sending military planes to retrieve treasure
Two Spanish C-130s will pick up the $500 million worth of treasure from the Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes.
Buyers holding onto new cars for nearly six years – longer than ever before
Murdoc only buys used cars. His family has one 2005 (owned for nearly 5 years) and one 1998 (owned for more than 10).