Friday Links and Stuff

CDR Salamander has a great post on the Naval War in the Falklands… version 1.0.

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The Blue Angels are still sequestered, but AirPigz gives us a look back at them in their glory days flying the fantastic A-4 Skyhawk.  As an added bonus, he throws in a bit of a rant.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeyjOFlO92Y]

Sadly, life in the Blues, just like life in the fleet, can be hazardous.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_50eyeXmPFg]

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The Aviationist has a brief clip of French helicopters (and a C.160) in action in Mali.

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I had lunch with Outlaw 13 this past weekend in Dallas, and this episode came up in the conversation.

The video that lead to Wikileaks becoming famous, and Bradley (Breanna) Manning becoming infamous.

To watch just the clip Wikileaks posted, one might surmise something illegal had happened. But to watch the entire film of the engagement clearly shows a righteous shooting.

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We’re boned.

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I cleaned the garage today.

Final body count:

  • Six Black Widow Spiders

  • Countless non-venomous spiders like Daddy Long Legs
  • One perfectly mummified dead toad
  • Lots of dirt