Arizona student suspended
For using an assault rifle as a wallpaper for his school issued computer. I seem to recall being in grade school and we did a mural of WWII on butcher paper for all to see complete with depictions of troops guns bombs and explosions and nothing was ever said about it. This was a class project where everybody added their artwork to the long scroll. How times have changed.
Inventor of the Etch-A-Sketch dies
Almost faded into history until the toy was briefly revived by Mitt Romney's attempt at the White House. The toy once made in the U.S. fell victim to off-shoring and was soon left to the bottom of the toy box with the rise of hand held video games. Never could get a good curved line with that thing.
You say Vukovar I say Bykobap
Croats are incensed that the cyrillic alphabet is being foisted upon their town. This is an effort to comply with the new european unions' minority rights standards. Good grief what are they now French Canada? Although you will notice most of our products here now come with spanish labels. And I'm one of those purists who turns the packaging around to the "american" label side. I figure hey if you're going to live in a country at least have enough respect to learn the language. When in Rome do as the romans do and all that.
And along those lines it appears that one of the Russian government ministers would like nothing more than ban all foreign words from the language. Good luck with that Igor. Modern languages are so fluid at the moment they change as fast as a fleeting text message. Foreign words can have a certain punch that's not found in the native vocabulary. What would football be here without the "blitz" (german) or that dizzy blonde being called a dumb "dora" (russian)? Couldn't head down to the local eatery without using a french word now could you?
Ex Navy sniper killed at gun range
Well so much for your idea that well armed people can protect themselves. This guy had more experience than all of us put together, was at a gun range with other experienced gun owners and yet was killed. Then there was the idiot woman testifying that women should own assault rifles to protect their babies. Here's a question for you Mrs. Winchester. How fast do you think you can unlock a gun cabinet when there's a prowler breaking in the front door? And what happens when junior finds the keys to the gun safe and decides to play Rambo?
Marines have doubts about women in combat roles
I have my doubts too. Having worked in the construction field for 20 odd years I've known only 4 women in the field in all that time. Two quit to seek other careers. One died from the physical demands and one other has been relegated to less physical positions like spotter or flagger. She also messed up her leg on a job and may have to retire on disability.
As for the military I'd like to see an all female special combat unit. Try that one out and see how it works.