Chris “Fortypayload123” McMillan

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Army's Smart Earplug Damps Explosive Noise, But Can Enhance Whispers

Since 2014, the U.S. Army has gradually been deploying the latest version of a hearing protection system that protects users from loud noises while still letting them hear the world around them.<p>The system is called TCAPS, or Tactical Communication and Protective System, and about 20,000 of the new …

The crazy story of the man who fought for Finland, the Nazis, and the US Army Special Forces

Larry Thorne enlisted in the US Army as a private in 1954, but he was already a war hero. That's because his real name was Lauri Törni, and he had been fighting the Soviets for much of his adult life.<p>Born in Finland in 1919, Törni enlisted at age 19 in his country's army and fought against the …

The Middle Class is No Longer the Majority in the United States

The American middle class — long seen as those who had achieved the so-called "American Dream" — no longer constitute the majority of the population.<p>A study conducted by Pew Research Center, the middle class (those in the "middle-income") now makes up just 50% of the adult population, down from 61% …

Elon Musk To Stephen Colbert: Nuclear Weapons Could Terraform Mars

Is he a supervillain?<p>Elon Musk has often been compared to Tony Stark. The billionaire entrepreneur is the brains behind SpaceX’s reusable rockets, Tesla’s electric cars, and the solar power provider SolarCity. But last night when comedian Stephen Colbert pressed Musk to decide whether he’s a …

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Captain America: Civil War Team Sides Revealed

New promo art from <i>Captain America: Civil War</i> has surfaced online, revealing Captain America and Iron Man’s opposing teams of Avengers.<p>Mild <b>SPOILERS</b> …

China Did Something Last Week That Glenn Beck Says Should ‘Send a Chill Down Your Spine’

Glenn Beck said Wednesday that the recent devaluation of China’s currency should “send a chill down your spine” and could mean China has begun “all-out economic warfare” against the west.<p>Beck brought on his chief researcher Jason Buttrill, who said “no one has the stomach to admit the truth” about …

Russian Defense Analyst: China's Navy Will Be Destroyed In A Naval Battle Against America's Carrier Fleet

Verdante AfricaTv<p>19:14 1 Comment<p>Success is not really about the amount of money you have.Strippers earn as much as 150,000 naira weekly exposing …

Former Kremlin banker: Putin 'is the richest person in the world until he leaves power'

"Everything that belongs to the territory of the Russian Federation Putin considers to be his," Sergei Pugachev told The Guardian's Luke Harding. "Everything - Gazprom, Rosneft, private companies. Any attempt to calculate it won't succeed.<p>"He's the richest person in the world until he leaves power."<p>…

67 Countries the U.S. Is Obliged to Go to War For

<i>Click to enlarge</i><p>The United States has entered a lot of treaties over the years, especially after the complicated network put in place after World War …

Interactive documentary’s data visualization brings staggering WWII losses to life

A new interactive documentary, “The Fallen of World War II,” which helps viewers understand the shocking numbers of both military and civilian deaths …

300 US Paratroopers Arrive In Ukraine After Russia Says Its Missiles Will Target NATO Member States

While the escalation of the second Cold War between Russia and the US over their proxy conflict in Ukraine has been relegated to the back pages due …

The 15 most high-tech guns in the world

From rifles that can shoot underwater to guns that require a fingerprint to fire, here are some of the most sophisticated weapons being developed right now.

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Russian analyst urges nuclear attack on the United States

06.04.2015 19:50<p>Sivkov made the comments in a piece for Russian trade newspaper VPK News, which were translated by the Sydney Morning Herald, …

These are the Star Wars characters you deserve

The Star Wars universe is an amazing source of inspiration for all sorts of tricks and stunts, whether they’re force shields patents or Imperial …

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There is no car like the president's armored limo — aka 'The Beast'

Designed from the ground up by the Secret Service, President Barack Obama's $1.5 million "Cadillac One," aka "The Beast," is a moving fortress impenetrable by bullets and bombs. The president has 12 identical limos in rotation and, when not in use, they're parked in the basement of the Secret …

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Ukraine president holds two mitts full of Russian passports and military IDs dropped by soldiers

MUNICH — Ukraine’s president pushed Saturday for a quick cease-fire in his country’s troubled east, insisting that the conflict must be resolved and …

10 Arguments In Support Of Bringing Back The Draft

When the draft was eliminated in 1973, most Americans were happy to see the divisive policy disappear. Compulsory military service—particularly …

Putin could attack Baltic states warns former Nato chief

Vladimir Putin could mastermind a hybrid attack on a Baltic state to test whether Nato would mobilise, warns Anders Fogh Rasmussen<p>Vladimir Putin has dangerous ambitions beyond Ukraine and aims to test Western resolve in the Baltic states, the former head of Nato has warned.<p>Anders Fogh Rasmussen, …

Putin's cronies built these mega mansions

A new report published on the website Otdel Rassledovaniy asserts that oil money that was supposed to be used on state projects was instead used to build mega mansions for Putin's friends.<p>Over the last 15 years under Putin's reign, Russia raked in over $3 trillion "petrodollars," according to Otdel …

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell could be losing his biggest supporter because of Deflategate, and his job suddenly looks less secure

However, Goodell's biggest supporter, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, is suddenly singing a different tune and the commissioner's job may no longer be secure.<p>In a recent story for GQ magazine, titled "The Season from Hell: Inside Roger Goodell's Ruthless Football Machine," Gabriel Sherman …

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10 magnificent minimalist GIFs by Florian de Looij

GIF: gif.flrn.nl<p>Here are some of my favorite very simple animations by artist and GIF-master Florian de Looij.<p>More from him: portfolio, and GIF …

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The Top Video Games Of 2015

It’s very difficult to pick a top 10 list for upcoming video games.<p>2015 is filled with interesting and exciting titles, from PC and new-gen exclusives, to cross-platform entries, and from sequels to brand-new IPs.<p>In this post we’ll take a look at a bunch of these, and we’ll do so in alphabetical …

Here are all the commercials that ran during the Super Bowl, in order

There were some clear stand-outs, and a few ads t hat didn't go down too well with the tens of millions of viewers watching the game.<p>There were 71 national ads in total (Many more ads aired during the game, but these were bought on a regional — and far cheaper — basis.) Re-watch your favorites.

Watch: Navy Ship Uses Energy Weapon In Persian Gulf

It's not <i>Star Wars</i> on the high seas — but the U.S. Navy says it has made a "historic leap" by deploying a laser weapon system for the first time. The Navy released a video showing a LaWS — shorthand for "laser weapon system" — being used by the USS Ponce during target practice in the Persian Gulf.<p>In …

17 items tucked into a trillion-dollar spending bill

Congress is on track to approve a $1.014 trillion,1,603-page annual spending package that includes $512 billion in defense spending and $492 billion in non-defense spending.<p>The sweeping legislation covers the entire discretionary budget of the federal government. It sets funding priorities and new …

Modern slavery affects more than 35 million people, report finds

More than 35 million people around the world are trapped in a modern form of slavery, according to a report highlighting the prevalence of forced labour, human trafficking, forced marriages, debt bondage and commerical sexual exploitation.<p>The Walk Free Foundation (WFF), an Australia-based NGO that …