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Death Squads

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:

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Lambs and Lions

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.

 

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Peelings

Posted by lex, on December 23rd, 2011

WESTPAC sailors of a certain age will nod, knowingly.

The more things change, the more they remain the same in the land of Not Quite Right.

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Kids These Days

 

Posted by lex, on December 26th, 2011

From the 2011 Strike Fighter Ball on the east coast.

  1. It’s still a little strange for me to see the liveries of Tomcat squadrons on Super Hornets.
  2. I know how effective The Helmet can be in close. It still looks goofy.
  3. The NCEA for flares appears to have changed, since I was in. As has the taste in music.
  4. Good on yez.

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Outgunned

The M4 Carbine proved suitable to the close-in fight in Iraq, but in the wide open rural spaces of Afghanistan – as the debacle at Wanat helped to demonstrate – not so much:

(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.

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Tribute to Carroll “Lex” LeFon

To the reader: Some years ago, one Lex’s friends  wrote a beautiful tribute to him.  With his permission, here it is. 

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“Rhythms” – Set to Video

Posted on lex, on December 3rd, 2011

Twenty-four hours aboard an aircraft carrier at sea, Courtesy of Theo.

You can prolly get through it a little quicker than the text version.

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