Soldier

In the USA kids with guns is taboo… in Russia it’s encouraged:

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Children as young a five are sent on forced marches, given battlefield training, taught hand to hand combat, and how to use military equipment. 12 year olds are also taught how to fire Kalashnikov assault rifles and other small arms.  During the clubs regular camps, some children are given the opportunity to parachute jump during their paratrooper training.  The club appears to urge Russian parents not to wait until their child becomes a compulsive gambler, drug addict or alcoholic, before sending them to the club.

Full story – Daily Mail

Russia-Youth-Military-Training-Camp-3They’ll probably all grow up to be bloodthirsty murders though right?  Oh wait they won’t.  It’s good to see girls involved.  I find it interesting the part about urging Russian parents to send their kids to this camp before they grow up to be compulsive gamblers, drug addicts, or alcoholics.  Are those issues that huge in Russia, more so than in the US?

In a few of the pictures it looks like the AK’s are actually cast replicas, I could be wrong though.

What type of handgun is in picture #1 if you follow the link?  Some type of training one?

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Jorge

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You can help the spiritually wounded find the savior:

3:12 – Those girls were all like “WHAT?! For realz John told on Kevin for fapping? That shit is priceless!”

3:17 – John: “LOL I totally busted you.  Good thing he’s not going to hell anymore though right?”

3:30 – Kevin *1000 yard stare*

fap-fap-fapDon’t be silent guys.  Don’t leave the wounded on the great battlefield of girls on the internet.  Rat out your friend / brother etc.. to someone today so he can get help!

Twisted stuff.  Thoughts?

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A new song about a HSLD soldier who’s home and dealing with PTSD:

Because of my pessimistic nature when it comes to music my expectations were low. The song and video really impressed me.  Deep lyrics, I can’t imagine people living with thoughts and feelings like that on a daily basis when all I do is think about girls, guns, clothes, and food.

My boys Iraqveteran8888 got special behind the scenes access at the filming of the music video:

American-FlagThoughts?

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So much more effective than scaring someone the old fashioned way by sneaking up on them and yelling something.

Two soldiers, joined by a third man, were drinking alcohol and watching football at the time of the Sunday night incident, authorities said.

“The victim had the hiccups. The suspect (Pfc. Patrick Edward Myers, 27) pulled out a gun to scare him in order to stop the hiccups” and shot the victim (Pfc. Isaac Lawrence Young, 22) in the face killing him.

Full story – CNN

Tragic.  Another reminder not to hang around stupid people, even if they are a friend of a friend.

I bet Patrick will be affectionately known as “Hiccups” in prison.

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Chris, Leslie

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Despite the success of the PMAG, Army officials from the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command issued a “safety of use message” in April that placed it, and all other polymer magazines, on an unauthorized list.

Full Story – HERE

I assume that is going to make a lot of people angry.  I really don’t see the downside to Pmags.  They are light, the polymer has a natural lubricity, they are durable, cheap to make etc… etc…  I’m all for giving the soldiers what THEY want.  They are the ones that have to use the equipment, and bet their lives on it.

Did Magpul piss some high level Army officials off?  Did a USGI mag manufacturer make the Army an offer they couldn’t refuse?  My guess is we will never know the exact answer.

Thoughts?

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Filmed at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA:

So disrespectful.  A lot of people just don’t “get it” because they are so far removed from death in war.  For most, I imagine visiting there is just another meaningless stop on the list before they head to the Cheesecake Factory.  I’ve never been to war, so I don’t know what it’s like either… but I definitely can comprehend the gravity of the commitment and sacrifice every soldier makes.

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Al

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