In the Boom-Boom Room.
Well here’s something we’ve never seen before: soldiers prepping grenades for a live-fire exercise during Cadet Summer Training at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York.
The soldiers are with 3rd Battalion, 304th Infantry Regiment, 104th Training Division.
Click on the photo to enlarge the image. To see more photos from this training exercise of young people, new to the Army, handling live explosives, click here.
Icebreaker Fennica, source Wikimedia (attribution license – author Marcusroos https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Icebreaker_Fennica.jpg
Guest essay by Eric Worrall
A US judge in Anchorage has slapped a massive accumulating fine on Greenpeace of $2500 per hour, rising to $10,000 / hour, for every hour Greenpeace activists block Shell Oil ship MSV Fennica from leaving Portland, to sail for Alaska.
According to Sky News;
A US judge has slapped a $US2,500 ($A3,426.77) fine on Greenpeace for every hour its activists continue to block a Shell Oil ship headed for Alaska on a drilling expedition.
The activists have been hanging from ropes since Wednesday from a bridge in Portland, Oregon’s main city, to prevent the departure of the MSV Fennica, a Shell icebreaker that was in town for repairs.
But federal judge Sharon Gleason in Anchorage, Alaska’s biggest city, ruled in the oil giant’s favour on Thursday, imposing the hourly fine until the protesters withdraw, a…
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It looks like the OnePlus 2 smartphone, which was unveiled just days ago, has generated a lot of interest. A quick look at the its sign-up page reveals that over 1 million people have already requested an invite to purchase the handset.
That number is increasing at a pretty fast rate given that around 760,000 people were on the reservation list when we checked a couple of days ago.
“In comparison, the original OnePlus device has sold over 1.5ql million units to date, an extraordinary testament to the growth of the brand since its founding December 2013,” the Chinese company said.
“Following the global success of last year’s OnePlus One, the launch of the OnePlus 2 reaffirms the brand’s commitment to the highest level of craftsmanship in the industry today.”