Posts Tagged "Military"

A murder-suicide and the dark side of military recruiting — MSNBC →


Samantha Bee explores how allowing women to serve in combat with affect warzone bromance. 

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A Thousand Dildos For The Military Wives - PCMag →

RealTouch wants to bring teledildonics to Afghanistan. Company manager Scott Rinaldo, appearing at a CES party sponsored by porn firm Pink Visual, said he’s working on distributing “a thousand dildos for the military wives”—in this case, Internet-connected sex toys that can let families thousands of miles apart get intimate.


Dear Super Committee: Defense Contractors are “Second to None” In Wasteful Spending

In what some are calling an “unprecedented” campaign, defense contractors as an industry bloc are fighting reductions in national security spending to preserve their place on the government gravy train. Spearheaded by the Aerospace Industries Association, the so-called “Second to None” campaign has reportedly enlisted the help of LMG Inc., a Washington public affairs firm, the conservative Heritage Foundation, and the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments to push its agenda. This is on top of at least $700,000 they have donated to Members of the Super Committee in the past five years.

The campaign’s website sets up a straw man by asserting that “extreme voices” are asking for massive cuts to national security… >continue<

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According to a Gallup Poll released yesterday, Muslim Americans are far less likely than other Americans to back military attacks on citizens.

Besides Americans with no religious affiliation, no other group (Mormon, Protestant, Catholic, Jewish) had even a majority of their people vote the same way. And 89 percent of Muslim Americans believe citizen-on-citizen attacks are never OK.

(via thedailyfeed)

Bulletproofed dogs are ready for another bin Laden-style raid

If you see this dog coming for you, run. Thanks to his extensive training — and customized body armor that can cost upward of $30,000 — he’s bulletproof, can hear through concrete and can record high-def video of missions, even in the dead of night.

Since the moment it was revealed that the “nation’s most courageous dog” (Update: named “Cairo”) served alongside the 80 Navy SEALs who took out Osama bin Laden, America’s fascination with war dogs has hit a fevered pitch. And while the heart-tugging photos of these four-legged heroes are worth a look, so is the high-tech gear that helps them do their job.

Continue reading… MSNBC

Discovery Channel’s  ”KILLING BIN LADEN” in it’s entirety 

This was excellent.

CNN’s attempt at making a similar doc was boring and it seemed to have a lot of misinformation. MSNBC’s, well, I couldn’t make it past their opening segment.

I don’t see a re-air date for this on The Discovery Channel so do yourself a favor and check it out here.