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Load HEAT- Sofia Boutella

So, we got around to watching Kingsman- The Secret Service again this week. A fun tongue in cheek poke at the James Bond series. Colin Firth was great, the newcomer was good, but I’ve never heard of him, Samuel L. Jackson was a riot as the villain.  But what caught my eye was Jackson’s henchman, the scary “Gazelle” with her spring steel/sword prosthetics in lieu of feet.


Turns out Gazelle is dancer, model, and actress Sofia Boutella.

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Load HEAT- Svetlana Kapanina

Russia has some gorgeous women. Russia also has some of the best aerobatic planes and pilots in the world. And those traits come together when Svetlana Kapanina straps into her Sukhoi and slips the surly bonds.

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Questions, Questions, and More Questions

Why do we never get an answer
When we’re knocking at the door
With a thousand million questions
About hate and death and war?

Andrew Napolitano has them.  And they’re good ones.

What if President Obama secretly agreed with others in the government in 2011 to provide arms to rebels in Libya and Syria? What if the scheme called for American arms merchants to sell serious American military hardware to the government of Qatar, which would and did transfer it to rebel groups? What if the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of the Treasury approved those sales?

What if the approvals were kept secret because some of those rebel groups were characterized by the same Departments of State and Treasury as terrorist organizations? What if the ultimate recipients of those arms were the militants and monsters in al-Qaida and ISIS who have slain and tortured innocents?

What if this scheme is defined in federal law as providing material assistance to terrorist organizations? What if that’s a felony? What if that’s the same felony for which the U.S Department of Justice has prosecuted dozens of persons merely for attempting? What if this scheme was not a mere attempt, but an actual arming of terrorists?

What if this scheme was approved not only by the president, but also by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton? What if the idea of doing this was hers? What if congressional leaders in both houses of Congress and from both parties signed off on this?

There are plenty more, each worth the read, and our consideration.  To the surprise of nobody, the illicit e-mail account on unapproved servers (a violation of Federal law governing handling of classified information), where the record of electronic correspondence is carefully redacted by Hillary (in violation of the law signed by her husband in 1995) before being handed over, begins to look a lot more sinister.

What if Clinton was asked by senators while under oath about the delivery of arms made by American manufacturers to ports in the Middle East and she denied knowing anything about it? What if she knew she had personally approved the deliveries but falsely claimed she had no knowledge?

And the most chilling questions of all:

What do we do about lawless government by secrecy? What do we do about government officials who act as if they are above the law? What do we do if one of them lives in the White House and controls all federal prosecutions? What do we do if another of them is presently on her way there?

Just so happens that the government official in the White House is the same one pushing hard to disarm the populace and remove its last redress against tyranny.

H/T  Fran



Load HEAT- Michaela Conlin

When Fox’s Bones premiered, I was doubtful it was going to have much of a run. Turns out I was wrong, and here they are chugging away more than a decade later. Oddly, of the three main female characters on the show, the lead actress is the least pretty. The prettiest, of course, is Michaela Conlin.

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Load HEAT- Emily Blunt

Someone mentioned how much they enjoyed the Tom Cruise sci-fi movie Edge of Tomorrow, and I agreed. And a large part of what made the movie was the Angel of Verdun- Emily Blunt.

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Yet Another Guided Projectile Program

We’ve talked numerous times about the Guided MLRS, the Excalibur 155mm artillery round, guided mortar rounds and recently the HVP. Having cracked the code on how to design a guidance system for artillery ammunition, we’re going to see a growing range of projectiles with precision capability for an expanding set of guns.


Here’s BAE System’s self funded project, the Multi-Service Standard Guided Projectile, or MS SGP. It’s an adaptation of the Long Range Land Attack Projectile (LRLAP) designed for the 155mm Advanced Gun System (AGS) for the DDG-1000 Zumwalt class destroyers.



The MS SGP is being designed specifically for the US Navy’s current standard 5” gun, the Mk45 Mod 4. BAE systems, noting that 155mm is larger than 5” (127mm) has proposed using the MS SGP in a saboted configuration from Marine and Army 155mm guns.

To date, there’s been a successful guided shot, but no production contracts.

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Load HEAT- Candice Swanepoel.

South Africa has some simply amazingly beautiful women.

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