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In Memory Of Those Who Served Our Great Country.

The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.

– Thucydides

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By giving away free meals this November 11th:

You just need to show proof of your military service, and you get one of the following meals for free:

  1. Oldtimer with cheese
  2. Quesadilla explosion salad
  3. Margarita grilled chicken
  4. Cajun chicken pasta
  5. Chicken crispers
  6. Chicken club tacos

A PDF of the Veteran’s Day Menu – HERE

The Chili’s website – HERE

Very nice of them to do that. I’m sure they will have a busy night.

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The five female members of Texas Christian University’s national championship rifle team got a shout out from Obama on Monday evening at the NCAA sports champions celebration at the White House; “We’ve got the sharpshooters from the TCU rifle squad. Where are they?” asked Obama as the team members, standing near the camera risers, screamed. “I think that they may be able to give the Secret Service a run for their money.”

Obama told the TCU team members that he, too, practiced shooting with a rifle. “He said he practiced with the Secret Service,”

Full Story – HERE

I don’t know he practices often, but it’s interesting to hear him acknowledge that he has shot with the Secret Service. Regardless, that is about the only cool thing I’ve ever heard him say.

Some hilarious stuff from Reddit user BattleHall:

  • President Obama is anti-handgun… because he knows that a handgun is only good for fighting your way back to your rifle.
  • Obama’s deep, dark secret isn’t that he’s a Muslim, it’s that he’s a gun nut. He has a prayer rug, but it’s embroidered with the image of John Moses Browning.
  • Obama scoffs at the 9mm vs. .45 ACP debate; instead his CCL authorized a tactical nuclear strike.
  • Sometimes, when he’s bored, Obama sends Sarah Brady anonymous gift wrapped packages containing a bottle of Hoppe’s No. 9.
  • After the election, he let everyone freak out and start buying up ammo because he was still sitting on a pallet of corrosive Bulgarian .380 that he got roped into buying at the Knob Creek shoot back in the 90’s, and he’s been trying to unload it for years.
  • In exchange for letting her plant an organic garden at the White House, Michelle has to let Barack keep his prized Dillon XL 650 in the West Wing; no single stage for him, he’s a progressive.

You know what the 1st Rule for a Gunfight is:

  1. Bring a gun. Preferably, bring at least two guns. Bring all of your friends who have guns.

“So Barack, who’d you bring?”

“The United States Marine Corp.”

“That’ll do…”

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oi13LczGlsE[/youtube]

Awesome video, but I don’t think it is a very effective way to promote their service.

The message of the video is that “You don’t need a gun to protect your kids” from child predator scumbags. First of all, like I mentioned in previous posts I do not give a shit about the lives of murderers, rapists, child predators, etc… so saying you don’t need to shoot them, and that you should instead sign up for an email notification service that AmberWatch provides, and that will protect you kids seriously makes me ROFL.  I say shoot them all the first time they do something that makes them a danger to society.

Riddle me this… so you get an “alert” from AmberWatch which says that a man in a fake icecream truck tried to abduct 2 girls on the other side of the city where your son or daughter is.  What happens next?  Does batman work for Amberwatch? Or do you drop everything you are doing and race through traffic at 80mph frantically trying to find your kid.  All i’m saying is that their business plan seems to have some holes in it. Another big one being the fact that it appears that anyone can submit an “Event” to their website.  Is there any quality control?  The main AmberWatch foundation website says that the alerts are “Vetted And Authenticated by the AmberWatch foundation”, but I really don’t see how.  Do they know where every danger to your child is, but are just waiting for someone to lodge a complaint? I doubt it.

All that said… if I were a parent I probably would sign up for the service, but it would be supplementary to my gun… not instead of it.

AmberWatch Alert website – HERE

One last thing… I hope no one sees that video and trys shooting dual guns in the air.  Not a great idea considering you have no idea where those bullets are ending up.

Hat tip: Charles D

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Download the files to make your own – HERE

I’d like to know what rapid prototyping service anyone that makes this uses.  From my experience getting parts printed, a rough estimate on this cost of this particular project I’d say would be no less than $300, probably closer to $400. I assume printing it yourself on a Makerbot (pictured in the background of the picture) is exponentially cheaper.

I can’t say that I am impressed with the design itself, and I really don’t think holding a gun shaped object up to your head to talk on the phone is the best way to keep a low profile and not attract unwanted attention.

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Heartbreaking to see young men wounded so severely while serving our country.

Angel Barcenas and William Gibson of the Marines wish each other good luck prior to their 1,500 Meter run during the 2010 Warrior Games for wounded soldiers on Friday 05/14/10 at U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Full set of photos – HERE

More info on this year’s event – HERE

This was the first year that the games were held, but as the article above says, they are already planning on holding it again next year.

I’m glad to see these guys aren’t letting their injuries ruin their competitive spirit, camaraderie,  and zest for life.

Pretty interesting to see in some of the pictures, how far prosthetic limb technology has come.

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