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July 04, 2005

Happy Independence Day!

Update: *Speaking of Canadians... and ones with hot graphics on their site, too... Ith directs us to Girl on the Right - who wants to organize Letter Writing... to Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan... hey, why not? They're there - and they are there with us. I suspect if it had been up to a vote of the Canadian soldiery - they'd have been with us in the March Upcountry, too.

Now, back to the original post...

Literally, as Canadian Denizen CAPT H emailed:

Happy Fourth of July!


Though he'll probably snark that he was just wishing us a happy 4th, and "What holiday?"

He also recommends some thoughts of David Warren regarding Iraq.

The anniversary just having passed - I recommend this bit from the US Army regarding Gettysburg.

A Kinder, Gentler, White House... at least in regards to French sensitivities... so, instead, we let the loser of Trafalgar have the biggest toy afloat... at the winner's commemoration. Snerk!

You can run, well, no you can't, we'll shoot you then, too. And now, it's gonna get harder to hide... From Strategy Page today:

INTELLIGENCE OPERATIONS: LADAR Sees Through Camouflage July 4, 2005: The U.S. Army has found a new way to defeat camouflage, and do it in 3-D. Army tests using LADAR (Laser Radar), found that, using more powerful computer software, the LADAR will build a 3-D picture of what it sees, which is so detailed that it will reveal vehicles hidden under camouflage. This kind of 3-D image building is also being used to help troops prepare for combat missions. They can move through these 3-D images of their battle area, in what looks like a video game. But the purpose of the "rehearsal simulator" is to do a realistic run-through of the operations. The first UAV to get the new LADAR will be the DP-5X Helicopter UAV.

CAPT H, after being nice regarding the 4th, reverts to type and snarks me for recycling...

Since you insist on posting old stuff (from 2003): " The US Navy today announced that it has released a senior terrorist after questioning him extensively for 27 days while he was held prisoner aboard a US aircraft carrier in the Arabian Sea. In a humanitarian gesture the terrorist was given $50 US and a white Ford Fairlane automobile upon being released from custody. The attached photo shows the terrorist on his way home just after being released by the Navy."


Denizen Blogging this July 4th:

Barb offers Prayers and Thanks.

Alan, a Canadian, oddly enough isn't all over the holiday... but is all over frozen custard.

Even though she ignored us, we'll still link with Cassandra's Salute to Milblogger posts today!

Kat reminds of of Why We Fight.

Punctilious hasn't posted today, but her co-blogger UML Guy has - just start at the top and move down.

SWWBO weighs in, still sniping at an *Unamed Person*.

Bad Cat Robot is busy shingling her house and visiting the USS Lincoln today - but she has this up to keep you busy.

And while SGT B is apparently off barbecuing today - his linkfest is worth perusing.

Okay - that's enough. SWWBO and I have yard work to do, and money to spend at Lowe's and Home Depot.

Go drink beer, burn brats (I can't wait to see who snarks that) and all that other 4th of July stuff - but do take a moment to ponder the importance of July 4th, 1776, in the nation's history.

If yer still looking for Good Stuff:

Ragin' Rinos.
Gun Bloggers.

Cya later!

Update: Meanwhile, in Berlin...