Posted by lex, on December 29th, 2011
As if live wasn’t hard enough on the Hindu Kush, innocent villagers are being accused as spies and murdered by a Pakistani death squad known as the Khorasan Mujahedin:
Posted by lex, on December 22nd, 2011
Quite coincidentally, two occasional readers sent me infographics which have very different stories to tell. The first is of the tech savvy millienial generation, which – despite an appalling job market – remains optimistic about their long term prospects.
The second one?
That has to do with the exchange of lead for gold as a precious commodity.
The gist of it is that while the rising nation optimistically sleeps on their parents couches waiting for economic conditions to improve, their parents are stocking up on guns and ammo.
Perhaps its one of those “life experience” things.
Posted by lex, on December 26th, 2011
From the 2011 Strike Fighter Ball on the east coast.
(A) U.S. Army study found that the 5.56 mm bullets fired from M-4s don’t retain enough velocity at distances greater than 1,000 feet (300 meters) to kill an adversary. In hilly regions of Afghanistan, NATO and insurgent forces are often 2,000 to 2,500 feet (600-800 meters) apart.
To the reader: Some years ago, one Lex’s friends wrote a beautiful tribute to him. With his permission, here it is.