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April 11, 2014

Overnight Open Thread (11 Apr 2013)

Next week, we have the first of four blood moons (called a tetrad) that will occur over the next two years. Unfortunately, it is not a sign of the apocalypse even though some religious folks believe this tetrad is significant. We'll just have to continue to wait for SMOD, the Yellowstone Caldera to explode, or the full implementation of Obamacare for the Apocalypse.

Homemade Guns

Another example of why banning guns won't work. Check out these sophisticated homemade guns seized by Australian authorities.

The Battle of Ramadi
10 years ago, the men of 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines battled insurgents for control of Ramadi. Known as the Magnificent Bastards, they brought the pain to the jihadi's.

Washington had yet to realize the size of the insurgency it was facing.

The Magnificent Bastards found out. They fought back hard against the insurgents after the initial April 6 attack, refusing to give an inch. "The next day we ended up killing a hefty number of bad guys," Weiler said.

On the third day, the Marines went around with megaphones, challenging the insurgents to come out and fight. "We ridiculed them and antagonized them and begged them to come out and fight," Weiler said.

There were no takers.

In a four-day period the battalion had killed 250 insurgents, according to the Marine Corps.


Taxi Cab Confessions

Strange story. Sucks for the cabbie. Lawyer claims cabbie blackmailed her with video of her being intoxicated and coming on to him for sex. I bet that if he had given in to the sexual advances, rape would've been the crime claimed vice blackmail.

Vietnam Helmets

Guts and gumption: Vietnam helicopter pilots wore their hearts on their helmets.

The Ultimate Redneck Fails Compilation by worldwideinterweb

Fart Science

Yes, camel farts have been studied in addition to cows.

Beer Chart

Ha. What your preferred beer says about you as a person.

Dog Video

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