Friday, October 12, 2012

Marine Gives Handicapped Boy A Leg Up

A marine helped a physically handicapped boy compete the Sea Turtle Triathlon in Pensacola Beach. Ben Baltz has competed in several triathlons despite having a prosthetic leg, and on Sunday he got a helping hand from Marine Pfc. Matthew Morgan who literally carried the boy on his back when it looked like Baltz would be unable to completel the last portion of the triathlon, the run, due to a wobble in his leg. Read more here.

Nerdosity

I've been accepted for the playtesting group for an mmorpg based on one of my favorite intellectual properties (Not Conan, that rpg has been out for years and my Cimmerian will curb stomp you), I can't release any details of course but The first playtest event is this tuesday and I am, needless to say, excited for it.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

A Legend Passes

CSM Basil Plumley reported to the man upstairs at 0430 yesterday. He was ninety two years old and died in a Columbus Georgia Hospice after a quick fight with cancer.
A warriors warrior, and a legend among combat vets, a three war soldier and career infantryman. He made all three of the combat jumps with the 82nd Airborne in WWII (Five combat jumps in all over his career), fought in Korea, and was the 1st Battalion 7th Cavalry Sergeant Major on their early deployment to Vietnam, including the Battle of Ia Drang. He was immortalized by Sam Elliott in the movie We Were Soldiers…, but didn’t need a movie to be revered among infantrymen in both the Army and the Marine Corps.


Requiest en pacem Sergeant Major Plumley

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

News Dump: State Of The Punk

So, my schedule has been hectic lately, along with commission work my day job has been tossing 15 hour days my way.

Currently I am signed up for and already working on some ideas to feed in to Vehicle Forge for DARPA's FANG initiative. This is a really great opportunity for people interested in the sciences, military development and the future of the nation to get involved without a huge buy in. Read more here.

Harry "Hairball" Reid has kept up his history of fabricating lies to tell about Mitt Romney, this time the issue is deportation exemptions on which Reid has "quoted" Romney as saying the exact opposite of Romneys stated positions. Read all about it here at the Washington Times.

Twitter is blowing up after word has hit that leaving last week's debate Obama actually believed he had won, read some of the hilarious responses on Twitchy right here.