They say it be like it is, but is not


 Savage 308PC + XLR Evolution Chassis 


An Indiana police officer has kept his job after pushing over a man in a wheelchair – despite his entire department demanding he be fired.Lafayette Police Department Lieutenant Tom Davidson can be seen on video, dated October 1st last year, shoving paraplegic Nicholas Kincade.The assault appears to be prompted by Mr Kincade bumping Lt Davidson’s foot with his motorised wheelchair.

The incident occurred near the Excel School in Indianapolis, where police were called by school staff after Mr Kincade allegedly told them he had a gun in his backpack.

Responding officers quickly found the man didn’t have a gun and he was told that he could leave with a trespassing warning, at the school’s request.

According to Turnto23, Lt Davidson was put on leave during an investigation into his actions, but despite his department saying that he should be fired, the Lafayette Police Civil Service Commision – who vote on hiring and firing officers – instead ruled ‘unbecoming conduct’ and sentenced him to a 30-day unpaid suspension and a drop in rank.


Sage Blades Tomahawk
Length: Head 6 and 7/8″; Edge 3 and 3/4″; Handle 18″ 1080 High-Carbon Tool Steel, Scorched Hickory Handle, Elk and Deer Skin Handle Wrap


28th July 1914 - Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia

On July 28, 1914, one month to the day after Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife were killed by a Serbian nationalist in Sarajevo, Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia, effectively beginning the First World War.

The following telegram sent by Count Leopold von Berchtold (Austro-Hungarian Foreign Minister) at 11.10 am to M. N. Pashitch (Serbian Prime Minister and Foreign Minister), who received it at 12.30 pmVienna28 July 1914The Royal Serbian Government not having answered in a satisfactory manner the note of July 23, 1914, presented by the Austro-Hungarian Minister at Belgrade, the Imperial and Royal Government are themselves compelled to see to the safeguarding of their rights and interests, and, with this object, to have recourse to force of arms.Austria-Hungary consequently considers herself henceforward in state of war with Serbia.Count Berchtold

The war on “terror” will never be over, it will just change locations. Like the war on drugs, prostitution, pornography, and the many others that will follow, it is a war on humanity. These wars will never be won; the State will just keep creating new boogiemen to frighten us with. The sheep will anxiously anticipate the next fall guy the State offers up as a sacrifice for the war on whatever happens to be next. Be careful, the next pawn could be me or you.
Mike Wasdin (via thinksquad)


The German 1956 Brütsch Mopetta microcar - not recommended for those rainy or snowy days.



Improvised (& Rechargeable) Batteries for SA-7 MANPADS

On the NYT, a report on the development among Syrian rebels of locally made and reusable batteries for the old SA-7 heat-seeking antiaircraft missile system, known as a “Strela” or “Arrow” in Russian.  

With a link to a previous note by Nic Jenzen-Jones and a tip of hat to Damien Spleeters, who spotted these about ten days ago.

Improvised batteries are a potentially significant development, with implications not just in the air-defense war over rebel-held ground in Syria but also for civilian aviation.  Quick background:

A weapon of a class often colloquially called Stingers, as the best-known American model is known, Strelas have for decades been the most commonly seen antiaircraft missiles among rebel and terrorist groups. But the limited availability and short life span of their batteries, which are attached to the exterior of the tube that contains the missile, has meant that nonstate groups often struggle with power supply, posing limits on the Strela’s use.

But that limit could fade away, and old stocks of missiles out of state control could become useful anew, if improvised batteries are developed at any scale.

Matthew Schroeder, a missile proliferation analyst at Small Arms Survey, an independent research project based in Geneva, said the design was “extremely worrisome.”

Strelas have appeared in conflicts since the Vietnam War. Untold numbers were stolen from Libya’s arsenals during the uprising that deposed Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi in 2011. They have recently been documented in Syria and eastern Ukraine, where a shoulder-fired missile was believed to have hit a Ukrainian military transport plane near Luhansk in June, killing 49 troops.

“If these devices proliferate,” Mr. Schroeder said of the improvised batteries, “black-market missiles that are currently unusable because their batteries are dead could become operational again, with potentially devastating consequences.”

We have many more details than the NYT could publish this morning, due to space constraints, and will post them here or on the At War blog next week. (Busy today: onion and garlic harvest is on, there are posts to set for a new three-sided shed, and fish to haul tonight out on the rips. Time to switch off the Internet, and live.)


Top, first generation of improvised battery designed by Major Abu al-Baraa, who is shown, below, with the second generation, which he fielded this week in northern Syria. Courtesy of Major Abu al-Baraa.

This is the coolest shit I have ever seen, oh my god






i know its supposed to be like social list but did anyone think this through

organize the things you love, like the economy

collaborate in the workplace

systematically destroy humanity

Share lists of political dissidents that need liquidating.


The Monument to the Martyrs in Damascus by Abdo Kass-Khout in 1985. It was built to remember those fallen for Syria. Inside, it contains a large atrium that is sunken into the ground, recalling a crypt. The dome represents heaven as understood by the ancient cultures of the Levant featured in the Quran and the Bible. It was thought that the sky was a cupola of water held up by great pillars over earth that separated us from heaven. This, combined with Arab architectural features, helps to define the Syrian identity and demonstrates their complex and historical heritage. 


Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk #82-0806 - The Only F-117 Ever Shot Down by Enemy Fire

Lt. Col. Dale Zelko was flying his F-117A Nighthawk over Serbia during Operation Allied Force. He was hit by a Yugoslav Army SA-3 “Goa” (Soviet name S-125 “Neva”) surface-to-air missile, fired when the aircraft was detected while its bomb bay doors were open. Zelko ejected safely, and was recovered by Air Force CSAR forces the next morning.

Remains of the aircraft can be seen in the Serbian Museum of Aviation in Belgrade (Photo #5). Rumors that Russian and Chinese scientists were allowed to examine the remains persist to this day.

via Urban Ghosts and Wikipedia


bruh where’d you hide the blunts


Eye-Stone of King Hammurabi of Babylon

This eye-stone made from agate bears a short inscription dedicated to the god Šamaš by King Hammurabi (reigned 1792-1750 BCE), whose name appears in the third line. Hammurabi is best known for his Law Code, found at Susa and now housed in the Louvre Museum, which is the earliest known complete collection of laws in history. Šamaš is the Akkadian name of the god of the sun and of justice. (Source)

Old Babylonian, 18th-19th century BCE.

British Museum


Hammurabi & Shamash, detail of the stele of Hummurabi, from Susa, Iran, ca. 1780 BCE.