Friday Linkzookery — 24 Jul 2015

Jordan Received 16 AH-1F Cobra Gunship helicopters from Israeli Surplus
The helicopters were retired from operational use in 2013, as the IAF turned their missions to the growing fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles it operates.

Iraqi Loss Rates In 2015
About 1,500 per 100,000, double that for the month of June. Horrendous.

Connecticut Dems remove Thomas Jefferson from dinner name over slavery
Murdoc cannot make this stuff up.

History Evaluates The T-14
The experts agreed that the T-14 was a bold design, but one that had been proposed before. The Russians get credit for actually acting on all those ideas.

Obama Most ‘Frustrated’ by Gun Control Debate
People keep telling Murdoc that Obama isn’t after the guns and has never been after the guns, and as proof they ask if he’s come to take Murdoc’s guns. But even though the big man himself admits that he’s frustrated by his inability to enact much stronger gun control, Murdoc is paranoid.

Plan to Close Guantanamo Bay Prison in the Works
Murdoc thought this was going to be the first thing the big man did.

Bowe Bergdahl found during California pot raid, released by officials
Captian Greg Van Patten with the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office told Fox News Thursday that the county’s marijuana eradication team encountered Bergdahl on Tuesday while serving a search warrant on a home in Redwood City, Calif.

Study: Utica Shale Larger Than Previous Estimates
WVU found that the Utica play contains technically recoverable resources of 782 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of natural gas and around 1.9 billion barrels of oil. That’s higher than the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) 2012 estimate of technically recoverable resources at 38 Tcf of gas and 940 million barrels of oil.

Green Fail: windfarms contaminate the water supply?
So we’ve gone from wind farms chopping up birds to poisoning the water supply. They’re not economically viable without public subsidy, they never meet their promised power generation or reliability, but, hey, they do give you diarrhea.

70 years on, Japanese firm to apologize to US WWII veterans
A senior executive of Mitsubishi Materials Corp. will apologize to 94-year-old James Murphy, of Santa Maria, California, and relatives of other former POWs who toiled at plants its predecessor company operated in Japan during the conflict.

Google self-driving car involved in first injury accident
Rear-ended by a vehicle whose driver apparently didn’t realize that all the traffic in front of him/her had slowed to a near-stop.

Dunkin’ CEO: $15 min wage is ‘outrageous’
Murdoc keeps supporting $15/hour for McDonalds workers so that we get automated ordering and machine-made burgers.

Percentage of Nazi votes in 1933, and percentage of Catholics in 1934
Interesting.