The Asianman
The Founding Fathers were, as in most things, profoundly right. That’s why I want to be very clear: if the President takes us to [war] without Congressional approval, I will call for his impeachment.

I do not say this lightly or to be provocative. I am dead serious. I have chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee. I still teach constitutional law. I’ve consulted with some of our leading constitutional scholars. The Constitution is clear. And so am I.

Joe Biden, 2007.

So he’ll be calling for impeachment of President Obama over this Syria situation, right?

…right, guys?

(via hipsterlibertarian)

Can we all just agree that anything any politician ever says is just political posturing?

Nuclear explosives may not be particularly effective weapons of war.

Why did Japan surrender? - Boston.com

Interesting article; definitely worth a read

bethanypost:

Overseas Military by Joe Heller

bethanypost:

Overseas Military by Joe Heller

(Source: hellertoon.com)

thenoobyorker:

Curious: How much did you pay for war this year?
You probably have paid more than you feel comfortable with.

Dang

thenoobyorker:

Curious: How much did you pay for war this year?

You probably have paid more than you feel comfortable with.

Dang

The greatest crimes in the world are not committed by people breaking the rules, but by people following the rules. It’s people who follow orders that drop bombs and massacre villages.

Banksy

via hipsterlibertarian:

Not to minimize the horror of some crimes committed by individuals, but…yeah.  Most of the worst bloodshed in history has been committed by governments.  Godwin’s law and all that.

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Sixteen-month-old Aubrey Melton reaches for her father SSG Josh Melton as she views his remains with her mother Larissa before his funeral service June 27, 2009 in Germantown, Illinois. SSG Melton, who was serving in Afghanistan with the Illinois National Guard, was killed in Kandahar during an IED attack June 19. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
The Big Picture | Boston.com

Sixteen-month-old Aubrey Melton reaches for her father SSG Josh Melton as she views his remains with her mother Larissa before his funeral service June 27, 2009 in Germantown, Illinois. SSG Melton, who was serving in Afghanistan with the Illinois National Guard, was killed in Kandahar during an IED attack June 19. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

The Big Picture | Boston.com

World War 2 Japanese Super-Submarine Found In Hawaii - Gizmodo

"The I-201 submarine was nothing like anybody had in the Second World War. It had a streamlined body and conning tower, retractable guns and three catapult-launched bombers"

[h/t crazyfishor]

World War 2 Japanese Super-Submarine Found In Hawaii - Gizmodo

"The I-201 submarine was nothing like anybody had in the Second World War. It had a streamlined body and conning tower, retractable guns and three catapult-launched bombers"

[h/t crazyfishor]

hilker:

hmm, that sounds good. i’ll take two of each.

[h/t jeff]

Definitely cool.

Montague Paratrooper Tactical Folding Mountain Bike | Uncrate
In my head, this is how it works:
The paratroopers are lined up in the aircraft, decked out in gear and sitting on their bikes. Then their sarge says “Go!”, they ride out the back of the cargo plane all dramatic-like, turn flips and such most of the way down, set off their parachutes 50m up, and then mere meteres above the ground they cut the cords to the chutes, hit the ground rolling, and ride at wild speeds downhill for 20 miles and kill 200 Taliban soldiers (each) all before ever coming to a stop.
This is how I choose to believe it works.
[EDIT: Now that I think about it, I’m sure there will also be some dual-handed sniping of enemies on the ground, or even in the air, during the free-fall]

Montague Paratrooper Tactical Folding Mountain Bike | Uncrate

In my head, this is how it works:

The paratroopers are lined up in the aircraft, decked out in gear and sitting on their bikes. Then their sarge says “Go!”, they ride out the back of the cargo plane all dramatic-like, turn flips and such most of the way down, set off their parachutes 50m up, and then mere meteres above the ground they cut the cords to the chutes, hit the ground rolling, and ride at wild speeds downhill for 20 miles and kill 200 Taliban soldiers (each) all before ever coming to a stop.

This is how I choose to believe it works.

[EDIT: Now that I think about it, I’m sure there will also be some dual-handed sniping of enemies on the ground, or even in the air, during the free-fall]

What They Won’t Show You On Television

The documentaries below reveal the parts of reality that we are not suppose to talk about; the parts of reality that contradict common sense, but still go on unquestioned by the global media cartel and unanswered by our governments. Spread the Word.

** Note: This site streams literally dozens (I counted 65 so far) of top-notch documentaries for free. No hook. No joke. They are hard to find even by a seasoned Torrent junkie’s standard and you will certainly not find them at your local video store or Netflix list. Check it out and spread the word.

I don’t know when I’ll have the time to watch many of these, but they all sound fascinating and important.  I do know a little about the Invisable Children, conscripted child-soldiers in Uganda, which is an terrible situation that few know about.

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“Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift.~ Matthew 5:23-24 Marcos and Felicity (above) ride a bike from village to village in Rwanda telling their story of reconciliation. In the 1994 genocide, Marcos murdered eight people, including several members of Felicity’s family, while she hid in the nearby bushes. When the genocide ended and Marcos ended up going to prison, Felicity says she wouldn’t have hesitated to kill him. When he was released several years ago, he faced a community “gacaca” court, where he confessed his crimes in detail and seemed truly repentant, but Felicity wasn’t ready to forgive. Over the next couple of years, though, she became a Christian and began considering the possibility of forgiveness. Marcos came to her home, got down on his knees before her, folded his hands, and begged for forgiveness—which she granted while putting a hand on his shoulder. Marcos told CT it felt like a “holy shower,” that he felt clean on the inside for the first time in many years. And Felicity said it was like having a crippling burden released from her back. Today, they ride the bike around, telling their amazing story of reconciliation, and many others throughout Rwanda have similar stories to tell.
Imago Fidei: Be Reconciled

2009 marks the 15 year anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide.


via sds: christianity

“Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift.
~ Matthew 5:23-24

Marcos and Felicity (above) ride a bike from village to village in Rwanda telling their story of reconciliation. In the 1994 genocide, Marcos murdered eight people, including several members of Felicity’s family, while she hid in the nearby bushes.

When the genocide ended and Marcos ended up going to prison, Felicity says she wouldn’t have hesitated to kill him. When he was released several years ago, he faced a community “gacaca” court, where he confessed his crimes in detail and seemed truly repentant, but Felicity wasn’t ready to forgive.

Over the next couple of years, though, she became a Christian and began considering the possibility of forgiveness. Marcos came to her home, got down on his knees before her, folded his hands, and begged for forgiveness—which she granted while putting a hand on his shoulder. Marcos told CT it felt like a “holy shower,” that he felt clean on the inside for the first time in many years. And Felicity said it was like having a crippling burden released from her back. Today, they ride the bike around, telling their amazing story of reconciliation, and many others throughout Rwanda have similar stories to tell.

Imago Fidei: Be Reconciled

2009 marks the 15 year anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide.

via sds: christianity

xplanes:
“A P-47 Thunderbolt flown by Capt. Walsh from the 406th Fighter Group, 9th Air Force on a ground attack mission. (U.S. Air Force photo) “
cool!  a plane flying right out of the explosion just like in the movies!

xplanes:

“A P-47 Thunderbolt flown by Capt. Walsh from the 406th Fighter Group, 9th Air Force on a ground attack mission. (U.S. Air Force photo) “

cool!  a plane flying right out of the explosion just like in the movies!

WWII sea forts in the river Thames
Incredibly Strange Landscapes Created By Humans » io9.com
More pictures at the original article on boston.com

WWII sea forts in the river Thames

Incredibly Strange Landscapes Created By Humans » io9.com

More pictures at the original article on boston.com

English Russia » Story of one Photo
French ERYX Missile test (0:32)

You gotta wait for the very last second

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