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The usual interview, swimsuit, and beauty components are still there… but these are the awesome parts:

Marksmanship  (20 points)

In the preliminaries each of the 50 contestants chosen will show their expertise in the use of firearms (pistol and rifle). The contestants will be judged on accuracy, use and safety as well as any additional expertise the contestant my possess.  (This portion of the competition will be taped and edited for the live telecast)

Knowledge of the Constitution, Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence (35 points)

Each contestant will be asked 3 specific questions that will demonstrate the contestants knowledge of these fundamental American documents.

  • The judging is set to be done by 15 U.S. Military Officers.
  • Part of the price is a Lifetime NRA Membership, and a Handgun and Rifle of her choosing.  Badass!

According to the about page, we can look forward to this pageant July 4th weekend in 2012.

The Miss Liberty America website – HERE

The website is extremely suspect, but the idea behind the pagent is awesome.

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A satirical alternative history of World War II where the Nazis seize London and England must band together to prevent a full on invasion.

The IMDB page – HERE

Looks pretty funny.

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Check out the full size version – HERE

I love infographics.

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BoyScoutSWAT

The training, which leaders say is not intended to be applied outside the simulated Explorer setting, can involve chasing down illegal border crossers as well as more dangerous situations that include facing down terrorists and taking out “active shooters,” like those who bring gunfire and death to college campuses. In a simulation here of a raid on a marijuana field, several Explorers were instructed on how to quiet an obstreperous lookout.

I didn’t realize that programs like this were offered in Boy Scouts.  I thought it was simply more mainstream activities such as camping and survival techniques etc.

The full story on the NY Times website – HERE

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