Thanks to wirecutter at http://ogdaa.blogspot.com/
Unemployment rates fell in roughly two-thirds of large U.S. cities in August, despite zero job growth nationwide.
Here are the cities with the highest and lowest rates:
Best and Worst Metro areas
Figures are in percentages
Highest unemployment rates August 2011
El Centro, Calif. 32.4
Yuma, Ariz. 29.4
Merced, Calif. 17.5
Yuba City, Calif. 17.0
Stockton, Calif. 16.1
Updated 10-01-2011 at 07:48 AM by LedZap
Bad guy weapons:
1) Mostly AK47's. The entire country is an arsenal. Works better in
desert than the M16 and the .308 Russian round kills reliably. PKM belt fed light machine guns are also common and effective. Luckily, the enemy mostly shoots like sh-t. Undisciplined "spray and pray" type fire. However, they are seeing more and more precision weapons, especially sniper rifles. ( Iran , again)
2) The RPG: Probably the infantry
Combat Firearms "Report Card" from Afghanistan
This email is from a Marine who's in Afghanistan; his buddy Jordan provides many of the details.
No politics here; just a Marine with a bird's eye view opinion.
1) The M-16 rifle: Thumbs down. Chronic jamming problems with the
powder like sand over there. The sand is everywhere. Jordan says you feel filthy 2 minutes after coming out of the shower.
The sun had yet to make it over the far trees and the air base was just waking up, getting ready to go to war. The FW 190 was one of many dispersed through-out the woods, and at that time of the morning, the sound of the engine must have been heard by many Germans not far away on the main base.
But even if they heard it, there was no reason for alarm. The last thing they expected was one of their fighters taxiing out with a weary Mustang pilot at the
This is a true story of 20 year old Bruce Carr, a fighter pilot shot down behind enemy lines in World War Two.
20 year old Bruce Carr, a fighter pilot
The dead chicken was starting to smell. After carrying it for several days, 20-year-old Bruce Carr still hadn't decided how to cook it without the Germans catching him. But as hungry as he was, he couldn't bring himself to eat it. In his mind, no meat was better than raw chicken meat, so he threw it away.
Resigning himself to