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September 11, 2015

Overnight Open Thread (11 Sep 2015)

Our political class has forgotten every lesson learned from 9/11.


Study: All-male Marine units outperform squads with women. But hey, equality or something. Like that matters on the battlefield.

The study found all-male squads were faster in each tactical movement than those with both genders, according to the summary. The differences were greater when they were carrying heavy weapons and ammunition.

Also, all-male rifle groups had better accuracy than integrated squads, according to the summary. And women had more injuries such as stress fractures.

Terrorist Protection

These must be some pretty sweet desk partitions. Pentagon to protect recruiters with desk partitions. I'll just go with the Constanza desk at this rate.

Still, "none of the military services are interested in arming recruiters," the Times reported.

Why? Brass worry that shoppers at malls, as well as educators, parents and students on school campuses, might be alarmed at seeing soldiers carrying guns. "Recruiters showing up armed is not going to make either educators or parents comfortable," Marine Corps Commanding General Mark Brilakis said.

Huh? The public understands: sidearms are part of a soldier's uniform and they're trained to use them safely.

Insults From Around The World

Probably NSFW.

Science Quiz

Take this 12 question test first before you read that most Americans don't know jack about science.

Another Data Breach

I think by now it is safe to assume that just about every American has had their information stolen from a company. Over 10 million consumers' personal info stolen in latest health insurer data breach.



While we wait for SMOD, the supervolcano under Yellowstone is alive and kicking. Which one does the horde thinks happens first? SMOD or the supervolcano lighting off?

James Bond

Looks like Daniel Craig loves him some socialism.

Doggie Stories

The last surviving 9/11 rescue dog returns to New YorkHERE.

Deaf canine vying for world's longest tongue.

Dog Video

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