I was reading an entry on The Firearms Blog that had a photo of some Peruvian soldiers in skull warpaint that made one commenter post the following video:I have to wonder how many Germans during WWII actually had this conundrum. I would imagine quite a few. In the modern era Germans seem to be decent … Continue reading Are we the Baddies?
Last month I ran across a "form" on the Sarah's Daughter blog that I had never seen before. It is the Hurt Feelings Report, which gathers such pertinent information as:Whiner's NameDate feelings were hurtTime of hurtfulenessLocation of hurtful incident[Person] sympathetic to whinerName of real man/ woman who hurt your sensitive feelingsWhich ear [sic] were the … Continue reading Hurt feelings report
I've written about the Distinguished Warfare (Fobbit) Medal in the past, here and here, and it pleases me exceedingly to be able to share this message:Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on the Distinguished Warfare MedalThe Department of Defense announced on Feb. 13 the establishment of the Distinguished Warfare Medal to recognize the achievements of a … Continue reading Death of the Fobbit Medal
Maybe they can get the Fobbit Medal as well:Ukrainian Attack Dolphins Are On the Loose: Hugh Pickens writes "The Ukrainian Navy has a small problem on their hands. The Atlantic reports that, after rebooting the Soviet Union's marine mammal program last year with the goal of teaching dolphins to find underwater mines and kill enemy … Continue reading Militarized Mer-men
Below is an excellent post from the Russian newspaper Pravda:Does Russia need its own army?: If we have a conflict like the one with Georgia, it requires a professional army. But if we have a conflict like the one in Syria, which is somewhat forced upon us, then we need every man in the country to … Continue reading Does a nation need a standing army?
I didn't have a chance to comment Sunday on Veteran's Day, but I wanted to share a post from a French heraldry blog I follow:Armistice 1918 - Si vis pacem to ... pacem:Signed on 11 November 1918 near Rethondes Armistice put an end to the First World War in which more than one million deaths … Continue reading Veterans Day