With the withdrawal of its troops from Iraq, the US military had a problem: over 160 mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles, or MRAPs, were laying unused. That problem’s been resolved thanks to the national military surplus program, which has found a good home for the 18-ton trucks — your local law enforcement’s parking lot. According to Stars and Stripes, 165 vehicles, each worth around $500,000, have been snapped up by police and sheriff’s departments across the country.
Fucking disappointed Verge.
You’re making it seem like this is fucking OKAY.
The militarization of our police force IS NOT OKAY.
The fact you report this like it’s no big deal makes me really question your legitimacy.
I cannot see any potential for abuse of these vehicles in the hands of local police. I mean there is zero chance that they’d be used to disarm heavily armed law abiding citizens or to put down legitimate protests of the American People against our government usurping their Constitutional Authority.
Yep, I see no potential for abuse of these vehicles.
It’s nice that they are free too, no military use any more, so they are free.
Sad that we have to resort to sarcasm to make a point.
Get real Verge.
Tokyo Yasukuni Jinja iaido, aikido and ken jutsu demonstration
10 great quotes from this book:
1. “Humility is the first rule of martial arts. Either you learn humility quickly, or you leave because your ego can’t handle losing repeatedly.”
2. “I’ve never been the biggest guy in the octagon, and I don’t want to be either. My goal is to be the most efficient, quickest thinking fighter. I aim to be flexible, open minded and ready for any situation.”
3. “I see the world as a knowledge hardware store, and every day I’m just walking through the aisles. All along the aisles, they have those knowledge keys. Each key opens a different door.”
4. “Once fear enters your life – whether it’s been there for a second or a lifetime makes no difference – it will take you n one of two directions: empowerment or panic.”
5. “The outcome of my next fight is not determined in the octagon. It’s determined in the weeks and months before the fight when I’m getting ready for it.”
6. “World champions need “truth-sayers” around them, and John Danaher is a truth-sayer. A truth-sayer is a person who doesn’t bullshit you about everything. A truth-sayer is someone who has enough respect for you to tell you the truth and help you differentiate the real from the mirage.”
7. “Balance has taught me two incredibly important lessons: 1) resting is growing, and 2) waiting is training.”
8. “I don’t like solitude. I need to be around other humans. I crave human contact and interaction and laughter and escape. If I or anyone wants to become the best at something, none of us will get there alone.”
9. “It’s from doing – that you get your confidence back. Getting back in the ring and performing, doing well.”
10. “Before each one of my fights, I make a point of saluting my opponent. I salute the other fighter out of respect, even though he is trying to take something away from me.”
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Being The Hermit that I am,
number 8 rings true.
Fragile Oasis: “The busy International Space Station cupola. That’s us in the window.”
Photo Credit: Fragile Oasis
I just signed up for this. Thoughts?
Am I the only one that find these a little funny?
Why is this so fun?!
Than sitting in front of a screen.
- Captain Obvious