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Canadian sniper makes record-breaking kill shot

This is quite a record. Canadian elite special forces sniper makes record-breaking kill shot in Iraq – The Globe and Mail

A sniper with Canada’s elite special forces in Iraq has shattered the world record for the longest confirmed kill shot in military history at a staggering distance of 3,540 metres.

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Delight, or Disappointment?

From C.S. Lewis’s Greatest Fiction Was Convincing American Kids They Would Like Turkish Delight, by Jess Zimmerman:

“There’s one thing almost everyone agreed on: Edmund’s willingness to put himself in the thrall of an evil witch in exchange for Turkish Delight makes him not only morally but gastronomically suspect. 164 more words

Totemism and Brother Bear

Brother Bear uses totems as a big plot point in the movie. While the movie got the basics correct, we wanted to give you, even more, information to this Inuit belief.  691 more words

History Lessons

Tam Reminds Us it is The Anniversary of D-Day

View From The Porch: 6/6/44

The youngest guys wading through that bullet-stirred surf are ninety, now, and there are fewer every year who remember with advantages what feats they did that day…

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The Battle of Midway: June 4, 1942

Six months after Pearl Harbor, the US Navy was able to win a major victory at the Island of Midway. Battle of Midway – World War II – HISTORY.com… 216 more words



Although I haven’t written anything since January, I still receive requests for this one, first posted on Memorial Day of 2013 .  Here it is for you again: 823 more words

A View From The Nose Bleed Seats

No, Polish Cavalry Never Attacked Nazi Tanks, Irate Poland Tells ‘Mad Money’ Host

Two weeks ago, CNBC’s Mad Money show did a segment on the ailing health of department stores around the country — not normally grist for diplomats sensitive to a slight. 492 more words

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