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Here is the usual second look to pique your interest .
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” The principal of Saluda Trail Middle School in Rock Hill is defending the decision to let students hold military weapons during a Veterans Day program at the school last week.
A parent complained after pictures of two students holding weapons were posted on the eighth grade school blog.
In each picture a member of the military is next to the student.
The parent thought, that in light of recent school shootings, it was inappropriate.
Principal Brenda Campbell disagreed.
“Those guns are completely no ammo. They had been checked out by the military themselves, who brought them into our school,” Campbell said.”
Kudos to Principal Campbell for standing her ground .
Uploaded on Nov 16, 2010
” This is a video I did to honor and thank all United States military personnel, past and present, for the selfless sacrifices they make to keep our nation free. It was used for our church’s annual Veterans Day Celebration on November 14, 2010.
I’m paying special honor to my grandfather, RICHARD A. PESTKE, who was a photographer in the US Navy during WWII. His picture is at the 2:20 mark of the video.
PLEASE, NO PROFANITY IN COMMENTS! I want this video to be something families and children can view without offense. If you use profanity your comments will be removed. If it continues I may shut off the ability to leave comments. I don’t want to do that, so PLEASE don’t use profanity. It’s not necessary. Thank you!
One last thing. I’m sorry for the random “flickering” on the video. You can thank Microsoft for making such a poor software program called “Windows Movie Maker.” I won’t be using it again for any more major projects. Now I know why most graphics experts like using Macs.
All images were taken from Google images and the sound effects from YouTube or sounddogs.com. A special “thank you” to Mr. Dustin Evans for the use of his song “If I Die Before You Wake.” “
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” At 1,092 feet, the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier is nearly as long as the Empire State Building is tall.
Yet last month this nuclear-powered giant warship demonstrated its unlimited range and ability to sustain itself at sea by successfully completing a first underway refueling in four years.
On September 17, the supply ship USNS Kanawha pulled alongside and pumped 600,000 gallons of jet fuel into the carrier. A stunning video shows the complex 2-hour operation in just a minute.”
The Ship’s Specs
” Ordered: 30 September 1980
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding Co
Cost: US $4.5 billion in 2007 dollars
Laid down: 31 October 1981
Commissioned: 25 October 1986
Homeport: NS Norfolk, Virginia
Motto: Qui Plantavit Curabit (He who has planted will preserve.)
Nickname: TR, Big Stick
Displacement: 104,600 long tons (117,200 short tons)
Length: Overall: 1,092 feet (332.8 m) Waterline: 1,040 feet (317.0 m)
Beam: Overall: 252 ft (76.8 m) Waterline: 134 ft (40.8 m)
Propulsion: 2 × Westinghouse A4W nuclear reactors, 4 × steam turbines, 4 × shafts, 260,000 shp (194 MW)
Speed: 30+ knots (56+ km/h; 35+ mph)
Range: Unlimited distance; 20-25 years
Endurance: Limited only by food and supplies
Complement: Ship’s company: 3,200, Air wing: 2,480
Aircraft carried: 90 fixed wing and helicopters”
This is what the Marine should be holding ...
” Different strokes, different folks. Different guns, different countries. Here’s a map showing the military issue rifle for each country in the world. You’ll see familiar M4s, AK-47s, AK-74s, some M16s and tinkles of other weaponry. Judging by the map’s choice of colors, it seems to group weapons that are of a similar family together by color.
To be sure, there are more guns used by the military than just these but this map gives a general gist of each military’s standardization. Here’s a rundown of what some of these guns look like, courtesy of Wikipedia:”
” Newport workers built the Gerald R. Ford’s gigantic propellers and the Navy’s sailors rely upon them.”.
” The bottom line is, civilian and Navy coexist here in a world fully dedicated to producing the most powerful machinery for the most powerful navy in the world.”
” Who serves in the active-duty ranks of the U.S. all-volunteer military? Conventional wisdom holds that military service disproportionately attracts minorities and men and women from disadvantaged backgrounds. Many believe that troops enlist because they have few options, not because they want to serve their country. Others believe that the war in Iraq has forced the military to lower its recruiting standards.
Previous Heritage Foundation studies that examined the backgrounds of enlisted personnel refute this interpretation. This report expands on those studies by using an improved methodology to study the demographic characteristics of newly commissioned officers and personnel who enlisted in 2006 and 2007.
Any discussion of troop quality must take place in context. A soldier’s demographic characteristics are of little importance in the military, which values honor, leadership, self-sacrifice, courage, and integrity-qualities that cannot be quantified. Nonetheless, any assessment of the quality of recruits can take place only on the basis of objective criteria. Demographic characteristics are a poor proxy for the quality of those who serve in the armed forces, but they can help to explain which Americans volunteer for military service and why.
Based on an understanding of the limitations of any objective definition of quality, this report compares military volunteers to the civilian population on four demographic characteristics: household income, education level, racial and ethnic background, and regional origin. This report finds that:” READ IT ALL HERE
” Doctors at an Islamist-run field hospital said another 1,000 had been injured in the clashes, which broke out shortly before pre-dawn prayers at a Cairo vigil staged by backers of Mr Morsi.
Gehad El-Haddad, a Muslim Brotherhood spokesman, said the army had opened fire on protesters who had spilled out of the vigil on to a main thoroughfare. State news agency MENA quoted an unnamed security source as saying only teargas was used to disperse demonstrators. But Mr Haddad said the victims had suffered bullet wounds to their heads and chests.
“They are not shooting to wound, they are shooting to kill,” Mr Haddad said, adding that the death toll might be much higher.”
” Today when we think of the modern and mighty US military safeguarding these United States, it may be hard to imagine that 250-years ago a very different looking armed force protected a country in a very different place. In 1763 the United States did not even exist, rather it was a series of 13 colonies all in allegiance to the British throne. But there were then as there are now American soldiers. Moreover, they were at war.
Going back as far as the 16th century were the English muster laws of the 1570s under Queen Elizabeth I that organized all able-bodied men into a town militia. This law was brought to America from England and the Massachusetts Bay Colonial Militia was founded on December 13, 1636. Each man was to have a musket or fowling piece(what we would think of today as a shotgun) and a supply of ball and powder. The militia law ordered each man to appear with, “a Gun, fit for service, a Cartouch Box, and a Sword, Cutlass, or Hanger, and at least Twelve Charges of Powder and Ball, or Swan Shot, and Six Spare Flints.”
” Back in October of last year, Obama said of the Benghazi terrorist attack that “my biggest priority now is bringing those folks to justice and I think the American people have seen that’s a commitment I’ll always keep.”
Some of you might be skeptical about his commitment to
investigating Tea Party groupsbringing the “folks” over for dinner and justice. But never fear. It’s Obama’s biggest priority. Right after amnesty for illegal aliens, banning guns and playing golf.
Also throwing concerts in the White House, doing comedy skits with reporters and well a whole bunch of other stuff. But after all those other things, it’s his biggest priority.
The U.S. has identified five men who might be responsible for the attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year, and has enough evidence to justify seizing them by military force as suspected terrorists, officials say. But there isn’t enough proof to try them in a U.S. civilian court as the Obama administration prefers.
The men remain at large while the FBI gathers evidence. But the investigation has been slowed by the reduced U.S. intelligence presence in the region since the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks, and by the limited ability to assist by Libya’s post-revolutionary law enforcement and intelligence agencies, which are still in their infancy since the overthrow of dictator Col. Moammar Gadhafi.”