Charlie at OpFor weighs in on using active military in disaster relief. He was with the Army Reserve down in the Gulf region after Katrina.
Strategy Page on the plans to rearm AC-130s with 30mm guns. (I thought I had mentioned this somewhere, but apparently not.)
NBC Edits God out of VeggieTales
That, um, leaves us with a talking cucumber and a talking tomato. That’s great.
Russian Heavy Bombers Back In Business
That means we might have to start intercepting them once in a while.
A new chapter in education: Unschooling
I fully support homeschooling and am a homeschool parent myself, but this seems to be a bit much. As with everything related to homeschooling, it will depend largely upon the effort and commitment of the parents.
Cigarette Lighter / Beverage Holder Drive Bay
High-calorie diet fattens Gitmo inmates
No wonder they hate us. Soon the International Red Cross will be complaining that we’re feeding them too much.
The Energy Diet
This is exactly the sort of energy conservation thinking that Murdoc likes and practices. A few dumb and easy things can make a difference.
Mars orbiter looks down on rover
Miracles You’ll See In The Next Fifty Years (Feb, 1950)
They didn’t predict a Red Sox World Series title, though.
Life imitates ‘Star Trek’
Meanwhile, it’s always amusing to see how old sci-fi tech has been surpassed centuries ahead of schedule.
Building the Space Elevator, One Step At a Time
On the Liftport staff blog.
If anyone makes one, send me a pic and I’ll post it on Halloween.
Updated Ark Royal sails back to sea with new muscle
Brit carrier now more of an amphibious assault ship.
New Bomber Program to Begin ‘Black’
Wow! We’re going to keep our new long-range bomber design a secret? Anyway, it’s a great article.
Intrepid Museum closes for two-year renovation
I’ll be checking out the Evil ‘I’s sister ship Lexington in a couple of weeks.
Navy to mothball the JFK
The on-again, off-again plan to deactivate the Kennedy is on again.
The Reluctant Kamikazes
New book sheds new light on the suicide pilots of WW2.
Key to marital success in afterlife: Finding a corpse
Don’t need the “until death do you part” part, now.
Carnival of Homeschooling
Going back to the 40s for the 40th installment of this excellent carnival.