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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Impeachment witness LTC Sausage to attend prestigious Army War College after White House ouster
[PennLive] A witness who testified in the investigation that led to President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial will be coming to Carlisle.
He could be looking over his shoulder for a very long time.
Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who was ousted from his post on the National Security Council Friday, will start classes at the U.S. Army War College this summer, CBS News is reporting.

The decorated combat veteran will return to the Department of the Army for reassignment until he reports to Carlisle in July.

Vindman, who had told Congress in November he didn’t think it was proper for the president to urge the Ukrainian president to investigate Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, was escorted from the White House on Friday. His attorney, David Pressman, said Vindman was asked to leave in retaliation "for telling the truth."

Vindman’s twin brother, Lt. Col. Yevgeny Vindman, also was asked to leave his job as a White House lawyer on Friday, the Army said in a statement, according to the Associated Press.

Gordon Sondland, Trump’s ambassador to the European Union, was also released.

According to The Washington Post, the post-impeachment firings released some key figures who complied with congressional subpoenas and testified in a process Trump called a "hoax" and a "witch hunt."

"I’m not happy with him," Trump told reporters Friday when asked about Vindman’s future. "You think I’m supposed to be happy with him? I’m not."

The president’s critics are not surprised at the dismissals.

"These are the actions of a man who believes he is above the law," Rep. Adam B. Schiff, the California Democrat and lead House impeachment manager, told the New York Times.

The White House would not discuss the Vindman situation, only saying it does not comment on personnel matters.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/10/2020 04:57 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6635 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So the fellow who never commanded anything above company level and hasn't worn a uniform in decades, was boarded and will soon attend the prestigious Army War College.

LTC Sausage was 'exempted' from normal career selection gates? I see. I take it his upcoming promotion ceremony will be a very private affair. Additional questions? No, I believe I have it now.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/10/2020 5:08 Comments || Top||

#2  Treason never doth prosper - for what reason?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/10/2020 5:30 Comments || Top||

#3  Nothing yet on Sausage's older brother Leonid.

....A third brother Leonid Vindman, who reportedly was fined $1.3 billion when he worked for Unicredit for violating trading sanctions by trafficking nuclear energy materials to Libya and Iran, runs Tungsten Capital an investment firm with ties to former Soviet satellite countries.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/10/2020 5:39 Comments || Top||

#4  "Pay no attention to the Ukrainian money launderer / sanctions-buster / Iranian nukes-enabler... Lookee here! Peach Mint! SchiffShow!"
Posted by: Lex || 02/10/2020 6:19 Comments || Top||

#5  It’s not like they can let him actually command anything, and this way they can keep him at an empty desk for half a year without anyone fussing about it. A lot can happen in half a year when the commander-in-chief knows your name.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/10/2020 6:29 Comments || Top||

#6  /\ Excellent point TW. Too many years behind the 'Green Door.' He's a walking hand grenade. No one wants this fellow going full 'John Bolton' with a tell-all book right now. Get him off 'center stage.' Give him a short sabbatical to do some leisure reading, rest up, and get his PT program re-energized before reporting to Carlisle Barracks.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/10/2020 6:37 Comments || Top||

#7  Three Rs. Reserve advisor, Recruiting command, ROTC duty. I'll take number 3. North Dakota State University? University of Alaska - Fairbanks? University of Idaho?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/10/2020 7:29 Comments || Top||

#8  U Hawaii-Manoa
Posted by: Lex || 02/10/2020 7:31 Comments || Top||

#9  Hey - here's a video of Vindman being selected into the college, and here he is in his first week. He's gonna do just fine!
Posted by: Raj || 02/10/2020 8:04 Comments || Top||

#10  May you live in interesting times.
May the Emperor know your name.
May the Emperor's concubine speak fondly of you.
Snark O'The Day
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 02/10/2020 8:34 Comments || Top||

#11  He should be sitting and awaiting court martial for crimes.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 02/10/2020 11:13 Comments || Top||

#12  OH, Whiskey, I am SO gonna steal that.
Posted by: Mercutio || 02/10/2020 12:08 Comments || Top||

#14  So this fat POS takes up a seat that should go to a real warrior.
I thought Obama had left the White House.....
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 02/10/2020 13:59 Comments || Top||

#15  Three Rs. Reserve advisor, Recruiting command, ROTC duty. I'll take number 3. North Dakota State University? University of Alaska - Fairbanks? University of Idaho?

No. There are some good guys to be recruited in those places. Put him in San Francisco.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 02/10/2020 14:10 Comments || Top||

#16  not the University of Idaho! please....
Posted by: 746 || 02/10/2020 15:12 Comments || Top||

#17  Loan him to Ukraine as a military adviser.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/10/2020 16:02 Comments || Top||

#18  Bigger than Vindman: Trump scrubs 70 Obama holdovers from NSC
Posted by: Beavis || 02/10/2020 16:10 Comments || Top||

#19  not the University of Idaho! please....

...well, it is in Moscow.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/10/2020 16:20 Comments || Top||

#20  Exempt from readiness test? Just killed a good kid at Annapolis the other day.
Posted by: Glenmore || 02/10/2020 17:22 Comments || Top||

#21  Hmm. My son Tom (an Air Force Major - Major Tom!) may be assigned to a joint command at Ft. McNair, the site of the Army War College. If so, I will tell him to keep a lookout for LtCol Sausage. Too bad Tom isn't a LtCol himself yet. At this point he will have to salute the fat POS if he sees him.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 02/10/2020 18:15 Comments || Top||

#22  Ref #21: At this point he will have to salute the fat POS if he sees him.

Probably not. The students wear Mufti (civilian attire).
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/10/2020 18:30 Comments || Top||

#23  re #22: I haven't been to Ft McNair since 1979, when I was a Lieutenant (Navy). We wore uniforms.

I wasn't a student; my reserve unit was putting on a seminar for the Navy.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 02/10/2020 19:00 Comments || Top||

#24  Civilian clothing is worn extensively both on and off duty. You will need complete summer and winter service uniforms, including a heavy overcoat and a raincoat. There are a few occasions when you will need your Class A or dress uniform.

The U.S. Army War College (USAWC) Chief of Staff, and/or Dean of the School of Strategic Land power, is responsible for designating the proper dress for academic activities on the USAWC Weekly Schedule.

Posted by: Besoeker || 02/10/2020 19:08 Comments || Top||

#25  Army War College is at Carlisle Barracks, PA.

Industrial College of the Armed Forces, now, the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy is at Fort McNair.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/10/2020 19:17 Comments || Top||

#26  My bad. I confused the Army War College with the National War College, which is located at Ft. McNair.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 02/10/2020 19:58 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
British police 'wearing hazmat suits' will be able to HANDCUFF suspected coronavirus patients and force them back into quarantine: Tough new laws after a patient tried to 'BREAK OUT' from Arrowe Park and total UK infected DOUBLES to eight
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/10/2020 12:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6504 views] Top|| File under:

#1  If whoever broke out survives, they should have a long prison sentence. But , it being the UK we know that is not going to happen.
Posted by: Chris || 02/10/2020 13:11 Comments || Top||

#2  Rent some rooms at the Wuhan Hilton and send them there.
Posted by: AlanC || 02/10/2020 15:03 Comments || Top||

#3  The Coronavirus and the Constitution
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/10/2020 16:15 Comments || Top||

Thousands from cruise ship in Hong Kong freed after virus tests
[AlAhram] Thousands of people stranded aboard a cruise ship in Hong Kong for five days were allowed to disembark on Sunday after its 1,800 crew tested negative for the deadly new coronavirus.

Health authorities in the semi-autonomous Asian financial hub said the crew and a similar number of passengers had been released from a quarantine imposed because of fears some staff could have contracted the deadly virus on a previous voyage and passed it on.

The World Dream carried three Chinese passengers to Vietnam between January 19 and 24 who were later found to be infected with the SARS-like coronavirus, which has killed more than 800 people in China since it emerged in December.

The government grounded the ship on its arrival in Hong Kong Wednesday while tests were carried out on the crew, but said the passengers need not undergo examination as they had no contact with the three sick holidaymakers on the January trip.

First found in the city of Wuhan in central China last December, the virus has infected more than 37,200 people on the Chinese mainland and at least 36 in Hong Kong.

The passengers and crew isolated on the vessel had been expecting to stay aboard until Tuesday after Hong Kong authorities said testing would take at least four days.

But chief port health officer Leung Yiu-hong said Sunday "all tests have results this afternoon and are all negative".

He added that passenger testing was deemed unnecessary because they were at relatively low risk. All 3,600 onboard will not be required to self-quarantine after leaving.

As he left the ship, passenger Rocky Chan said quarantine conditions had been "okay", though his time on board had caused him a few problems.

"My job was somewhat affected due to the time I had to spend here," he said, but added that a letter he received from the Department of Health should smooth out any issues.

Vice-president of marketing at Dream Cruises, Phoebe Yip Ching-man, said the company arranged for dozens of coaches to take passengers into the city, while free hotel rooms were booked for the more than 100 foreign passport holders on board who needed them.

Hong Kong on Saturday began enforcing a 14-day quarantine period on all people arriving from mainland China in a fresh bid to curb the spread of the virus.

The city's health minister on Sunday morning said 468 people had so far been ordered to stay at home, in hotel rooms or at a government quarantine camp since the policy took effect.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/10/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6515 views] Top|| File under:

#2  And apparently lots of false negative tests...
Posted by: Glenmore || 02/10/2020 17:22 Comments || Top||

CDC report on status of Coronavirus 2019 in the US
In US:

337 tested as of 7 Feb late pm

12 positive
225 negative
100 test in progress

no fatalities
2 of the 12 positive were infected in the US (the others were infected in China)

from elsewhere, fatalities official total, as of early 10 Feb in China, were over 900 all but two in China;

total infected, same time, were over 40,000 with over 99% in China

geographic info page by Johns Hopkins UNIV is here
Posted by: lord garth || 02/10/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6514 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Be really strange if ONLY those of Chinese extraction were infected.
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/10/2020 3:00 Comments || Top||

North Korea - Virus runs rampant?
[Twitter-Daily Beast]
Posted by: 3dc || 02/10/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6554 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  HG Wells could have predicted the cause of NKor's downfall
Posted by: Lex || 02/10/2020 7:12 Comments || Top||

#2  well , at least SKOR has the dmz to hopefully stop it there
Posted by: Chris || 02/10/2020 10:40 Comments || Top||

#3  A full blown petri dish that will indicate true mortality rate of this, if you can get the numbers.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 02/10/2020 11:31 Comments || Top||

1 Spanish, 5 British tourists catch coronavirus in France
Posted by: Fred || 02/10/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6518 views] Top|| File under:

#1  4 more confirmed cases in Brighton, UK, apparently contacts of this Singapore-to-ski chalet superspreader.
Posted by: Whung Flosing9313 || 02/10/2020 5:44 Comments || Top||

#2  Related Guardian Article:

Coronavirus: new UK and Mallorcan cases linked to French ski resort cluster
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/10/2020 6:03 Comments || Top||

70+ passengers on cruise ship quarantined in Yokohama now infected with #coronavirus, with over 3,000 people stuck on board
Posted by: Fred || 02/10/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6521 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Ship of the Damned

Is she flying proper colors?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/10/2020 7:18 Comments || Top||

#2  Could write a song.

She's my Corona-sharona,
My Yokohama-mama,
A cruis-in' fer a bruisin'
Twerkin' like a Miley Cyrus-virus
From Osaka Sock-it-to-muh
By the light of the silvery mooooooon...
Posted by: Lex || 02/10/2020 7:29 Comments || Top||

#3  ^ Corona Virus Rag
Posted by: Lex || 02/10/2020 17:30 Comments || Top||

#4  A raccoon once crooned his kabuki
As spooky as any tanuki.
The Japanese nation
Immediately and unanimously decried this profoundly problematic example of cultural appropriation and coon supremacy!
I'm kidding. They just cooed, "You kooky!"
And of course enriched and honored him, eventually making him a citizen.
Posted by: Enver Cravimp7844 || 02/10/2020 22:17 Comments || Top||

Wuhan all bodies. Upper Limit?

Posted by: 3dc || 02/10/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6516 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  That seems a much more accurate count of virus death!
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 02/10/2020 1:00 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Skidmark || 02/10/2020 3:04 Comments || Top||

#3  There's a background death limit from a city with a few million in it.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 02/10/2020 4:37 Comments || Top||

#4  49k over 17 days implies annual run rate ~1 million
Posted by: Lex || 02/10/2020 6:31 Comments || Top||

#5  Wuhan Population 2019 - 11.2128 Million (estimated) .
so 1 million would be %8.9.... ouch
Posted by: 3dc || 02/10/2020 9:47 Comments || Top||

#7  Since N. Korea is so close to China and the mineral rich Manchuria, look out for manufacturing production and exports of rare earths to fall .
Posted by: Thaith Elmeresing6163 || 02/10/2020 10:19 Comments || Top||

#8  I double dog dare you to try that on my cat.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 02/10/2020 14:14 Comments || Top||

Deutsche Bahn says it halted long-distance train services in many parts of northwestern Germany because of disruptions caused by Storm Ciara

Manchester City’s Premier League game against West Ham is called off due to a storm battering northern Europe
Posted by: Fred || 02/10/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6548 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The storm is currently battering Munich. Well... a winter storm in February.
Posted by: European Conservative || 02/10/2020 1:29 Comments || Top||

#2  So much for the flood defences! Storm Ciara leaves Yorkshire Dales and Pennines towns under water as £30m barriers finished last year catastrophically FAIL
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/10/2020 12:29 Comments || Top||

#3  A good day anyway. A political storm swept away Merkel's designated successor. Good riddance.

Hoping for some sanity now.
Posted by: European Conservative || 02/10/2020 14:46 Comments || Top||

#4  Don't hold back, #3 EC - tell us how you really feel. :-D
Posted by: Barbara || 02/10/2020 20:12 Comments || Top||

Wuhan's Mayor says nearly 5 million exited the city before its borders were sealed
Posted by: Fred || 02/10/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6502 views] Top|| File under:

#1  But, how many carriers?
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/10/2020 3:05 Comments || Top||

#2  ...Where the hell did they go? This is communist China, you're not supposed to be able to just tootle around without the Party knowing right where you're at...unless, as it may turn out, that the vaunted controls of the CCP were just so much nonsense.

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 02/10/2020 4:29 Comments || Top||

#3  Ruh-roh.
Posted by: Lex || 02/10/2020 6:42 Comments || Top||

-War on Police-
Gunman ambushes NYC police twice in 12 hours, spawns outrage
NEW YORK (AP) ‐ A gunman was arrested after he ambushed police officers in the Bronx twice in 12 hours, authorities said, wounding two in attacks that brought outrage from officials who blamed the violence on an atmosphere of anti-police rhetoric.

Robert Williams, 45, of the Bronx, was captured after he walked into a police station in the Bronx and started shooting shortly before 8 a.m. Sunday, police said. His shots struck a lieutenant in the arm and narrowly missed other police personnel before he ran out of bullets, lay down and tossed his pistol, officials said.

That attack came just hours after Williams approached a patrol van in the same part of the Bronx and fired at two officers inside, wounding one before escaping on foot, police said.

All of those shot are expected to recover, authorities said.

"It is only by the grace of God and the heroic actions of those inside the building that took him into custody that we are not talking about police officers murdered inside a New York City police precinct," Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said at a news conference.

Williams is being charged with attempted murder, criminal weapon possession and resisting arrest, police said in an email late Sunday identifying him as the suspect. He was hospitalized Sunday evening, the Bronx prosecutor’s office said. It wasn’t clear whether he had an attorney to speak for him.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/10/2020 06:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6507 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Granny of gunman speaks out:

Williams' grandmother, 80-year-old Mary Williams, on Sunday told NBC 4 New York her grandson had been looking for a job recently, adding that he “didn’t have no problem with no police lately.”

“I was really shocked,” she said of the allegations. “I would tell him to get his life straight and don’t do things like that. Because I love him, and God loves him.”
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/10/2020 6:21 Comments || Top||

#2  One of God's Children.
Diversity Makes is StrongerDead
Posted by: Lex || 02/10/2020 6:24 Comments || Top||

#3  Feels very much like 1972.

Thanks to BLM, Soros, the insurgent Left that's rising up, we're going back to the 1970s. How long before NYC tops the 1,000 murders/yr threshold again?
Posted by: Lex || 02/10/2020 6:27 Comments || Top||

#4  ...you get what you vote for. Good and hard.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/10/2020 7:32 Comments || Top||

#5  How long before he gets out?
Posted by: gorb || 02/10/2020 8:18 Comments || Top||

#6  10.. 9.. 8..
Posted by: Lex || 02/10/2020 8:22 Comments || Top||

#7  Is he one of those eligible to be released without bail? I mean, he was unarmed when the police cruelly arrested him.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 02/10/2020 16:15 Comments || Top||

Africa Horn
Young hungry locusts bulk up in Somalia, threatening 10 million people in the region
Posted by: Fred || 02/10/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6524 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I blame this on Global Swarming.
Posted by: SteveS || 02/10/2020 9:58 Comments || Top||

Saga cruise ship with 89 passengers suffering from diarrhoea, vomiting and fever is due to dock in Southampton - days after it was turned away from Gibraltar
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/10/2020 12:31 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6490 views] Top|| File under:

Can anyone save the walking pine cone? Prince William's favourite animal is being blamed for spreading the coronavirus, but with 300 caught daily and many sold as a delicacy for up to £11,000, pangolins are critically endangered
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/10/2020 12:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6549 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The question contains the answer.

Fear of the coronavirus can save the pangolin.
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 02/10/2020 13:32 Comments || Top||

#2  Pangolin meat, meanwhile, is served as a sign of wealth and privilege at ostentatious banquets, with the animals often killed at the table to prove they are the genuine article. Some gourmands even claim to enjoy tiny, skinned pangolin foetuses which, when floated in wine or soup, are believed to be an aphrodisiac.

An ancient and proud pack of monstrous creeps.
Posted by: JHH || 02/10/2020 18:03 Comments || Top||

#3  I forget the name of that theory that why space isn't being colonized by various extra terrestrials is that at some point they run out of resources, couldn't figure out radiation shielding, blow themselves up in a war, whatever.

Could it be that each species has its own pangolin eaters, constantly kicking out the legs of technology and civilization?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/10/2020 18:08 Comments || Top||

#4  Artichoke with legs. No thank you.
Posted by: Glenmore || 02/10/2020 20:13 Comments || Top||

#5  In the matter of making things meet,
A hungry Chinese can't be beat:
If a treat's inauspicious
To Mao, try Confucius;
And if it should run, bind its feet.
Posted by: Enver Cravimp7844 || 02/10/2020 21:22 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
Bigger than Vindman: Trump scrubs 70 Obama holdovers from NSC
Officials confirmed that Trump and national security adviser Robert O’Brien have cut 70 positions inherited from former President Barack Obama, who had fattened the staff to 200.

Many were loaners from other agencies and have been sent back. Others left government work.

O'Brien recently said that former President George W. Bush handled the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with 100 NSC aides, a model he is instituting.
Posted by: Clyde Whesing6325 || 02/10/2020 12:24 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6525 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It's a start.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 02/10/2020 14:57 Comments || Top||

Science & Technology
Persistent Surveillance 'Community Support Planes'
[NBC] Not a fan of NBC News, but I caught this last eveninng (in lieu of watching the Commie Oscars). Thought it might be of interest.

Photo in the graphic is not an Ohio based Persistent Serveillance Systems (PSS) aircraft.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/10/2020 12:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6476 views] Top|| File under:

Fire Weaver: Israel's Super High-Tech Secret Weapon to Win the Next Big War?
[National Interest] The infantry soldier with an M-16 entering a congested urban area won’t have to call in for support and wait precious minutes for it to arrive in the future battlefield. Israeli technology that links fighters on the ground with their battalion commanders will give a full picture to all the boots on the ground, the UAV assets and shooters in the vicinity to find the best angle to take out adversaries who hide among civilians. It will also protect against friendly fire because all the soldiers are on the same network and can see each other through the new technology.

Called ’Fire Weaver’ by its developers at Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, the Israeli Ministry of Defense is now betting big on its technology as Israel’s army seeks to digitize the modern warrior on the frontline. The ministry announced a contract for the system in early February 2020 that will see the IDF’s ground forces divisions equipped with it in the coming years. The system "enables closing rapid, precise, effective and secure sensor-to-shooter loops." It works in GPS-denied environments and is based on open architecture so it can be flexibly integrated to other western hi-tech armies depending on how they want to use it.

For many years, soldiers on the modern battlefield have faced a variety of challenges, especially in urban areas, such as during the battle for Mosul against ISIS. A modern army has no shortage of different weapon systems, from tanks to artillery, drones and special forces. But harnessing them and having the commander know in real time where everyone is located is essential. It’s also essential to find the best weapon that will bring precision and reduce collateral damage, such as civilian casualties or damaging sensitive buildings. Gone is the era of carpet bombing and the casualty rates of the First World War. Such technology led to high death tolls in the last century, now it may reduce them. Israel's land forces think this digitization revolution is a key to that.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/10/2020 06:43 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6537 views] Top|| File under:

#1  He, he, he, goyishe kopfs don't even suspect that our most advanced miltech is based on Kabbalah.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/10/2020 6:51 Comments || Top||

#2  Isn't that kind of RT intel what Palantir provides?
Posted by: Lex || 02/10/2020 6:56 Comments || Top||

#3  hackability?
Posted by: Mercutio || 02/10/2020 7:03 Comments || Top||

#4  Kabbalah, really.... so you could have a jinn vs jinn war?
Posted by: 3dc || 02/10/2020 8:27 Comments || Top||

#5  Jinn is Arab, not Kabbalah. Wait until Iranian nuclear facilities are overrun by 8" golems.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 02/10/2020 8:31 Comments || Top||

#6  Sounds like my DnD campaign, Grom...

I would pay great money to see it in real life.
Posted by: DarthVader || 02/10/2020 9:40 Comments || Top||

#7  Sound like an Israeli Blue Force Tracker for grunts.
Posted by: The peanut gallery || 02/10/2020 10:22 Comments || Top||

#8  I think maybe you want 8' golems for that...
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 02/10/2020 13:22 Comments || Top||

#9  #8 No, I mean 8 inch. Think on this.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/10/2020 14:14 Comments || Top||

#10  Getting Spinal Tap flashbacks from #s 5 & 8.

#9 kinda cancels it out, though.

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British Airways flight crosses Atlantic in less than 5 hours
[AP] For the first time in years, a commercial passenger plane has flown across the Atlantic in less than five hours.

A British Airways flight landed early Sunday morning at Heathrow Airport in London after leaving John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York just four hours and 56 minutes earlier.

That set a new speed record for subsonic ‐ or slower than the speed of sound ‐ commercial aircraft to fly between the two cities, according to Flightradar24, which tracks global flights.

The previous record was held by a Norwegian Air flight, which flew between the two cities with a flight time of five hours and 13 minutes.

The flight had been expected to take 102 minutes longer. The recent average flight time between New York and London is 6 hours and 13 minutes, according to Flightradar24.

The wind and air currents were ideal for a fast flight, said Ian Petchenik, Flightradar24′s director of communications. "In the winter, the jet stream dips down a bit," he said. "It’s kind of in a perfect spot for flights across the North Atlantic to take advantage of it."

British Airways just narrowly beat out a Virgin Atlantic flight, which arrived in London at around the same time but one minute slower.

British Airways confirmed the flight time for the Boeing 747 plane, saying the company prioritizes safety over speed.

The supersonic Concorde flights used to fly across the Atlantic in just over three hours, but stopped flying in 2003.
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#1  Nobody blaming gerbil worming yet?
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#2  Bringing disease to you, faster.
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Henry's Brass Frame 45-70 – Cutting Edge 1866 Tactical is Now Heirloom Rifle
[Guns America] The Henry 45-70.

While I normally cover the tactical and CCW guns, I do have one other group I always snatch up if the opportunity presents itself. I guess you could call them 1866 tactical guns, and be correct. I’m talking about lever actions of course, including this week’s Henry in 45-70.

From a practical standpoint, I find that lever actions still have a place. They are so well balanced and handle so quickly, it would surprise you if you grew up on an AR. I didn’t shoot one more than a handful of times until I was already full-grown, and a soldier to boot. But I still came away impressed. With some practice, they also provide a remarkable rate of fire.
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#1  Nice!
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/10/2020 15:30 Comments || Top||

#2  Got a neat replica brass lever action carbine in .38 special. Fun gun.
Posted by: Glenmore || 02/10/2020 17:03 Comments || Top||

#3  Beautiful firearm.
Posted by: JohnQC || 02/10/2020 18:48 Comments || Top||

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