Fighting intensifies in Pakistan’s Northwest
If this isn’t out of control already, it’s close.
U.S. to Hand Over Security Duties in Anbar to Iraqi Forces
If this isn’t under control already, it’s close. We’ll see if things hold as US troops pull back.
11 headless bodies found near Mexico graveyard
Why we’re not more concerned about the escalating drug war in Mexico, I don’t know.
War a US election plot, claims Putin
Remarks made right after Russia test-fired a Topol RS-12M missile.
Putin chokes chicken supplies from U.S.
That, my friends, is a terrible headline.
Secret Space Shots’ Hidden Emblems
Secret patch for STS-38.
Pentagon Reports U.S. Airstrike Killed 5 Afghan Civilians, Not 90
I find it hard to believe that someone would inflate collateral damage numbers.
LPD 17 underway after mechanical problems
Only two days late for her first deployment. What a bust so far.
Calculate Your Obama Tax Cut
Includes the WaPo graph from a while back which I meant to post on but didn’t because I still can’t figure out how someone making less than $19,000 could get a $567 tax cut.
MADD – a modern Temperance Movement
Like many causes, this is a tough one because critics of MADD are portrayed as pro-dunk driving. That’s not (usually) the case.
New Climate Record Shows Century-long Droughts In Eastern North America
Who would have guessed that the sun influenced earth’s climate?
First Flight of Sikorsky X2 Demonstrator
I continue to believe that this route, and others, are better than the V-22 Osprey route. Too late.
Tanker Bid Moves Toward Endgame
Endgame. Yah. Right.
As Geothermal Energy Heats Up, 5 Next-Gen Projects Take Shape
Though I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned it before, I’ve wondered about geothermal on a larger scale. My in-laws heat and cool their house with geothermal and have been pretty happy with it. This would be a way to bring energy generation closer to the energy consumer, cutting out transmission infrastructure woes and losses over long distances.
The Palin call
My guess is that McCain gets a big boost from this choice and the fact that his convention is after Obama’s.
More Palin links and commentary
Some true. Some not so much.
CIA Curtails Contract With U.S. Security Firm in Iraq
MVM, Inc. apparently didn’t provide enough security personnel to meet the Agency’s needs.