Friday, December 21, 2012

Shipbuilding Tribune - India: Largest Indigenously Built Naval OPV Handed Over

Shipbuilding Tribune - India: Largest Indigenously Built Naval OPV Handed Over

RIA Novosti: Russia Postpones Mistral Warship Project to 2016 – Source

RIA NovostiMistral-class amphibious assault ship (archive)Russia Postpones Mistral Warship Project to 2016 – Source

17:18 21/12/2012 Russia is putting back the launch of a project to build two Mistral-class amphibious assault ships under French license from 2013 to 2016, a Defense Ministry source said on Friday.>>

Trouble for Boehner's Speakership? - NationalJournal.com

Trouble for Boehner's Speakership? - NationalJournal.com

UK: Royal Navy Warship HMS Diamond Returns Home to Portsmouth Naval Today

UK: Royal Navy Warship HMS Diamond Returns Home to Portsmouth Naval Today

Logistics Marines prepare for combat

Expert: USMC embassy guard boost will be tough - Army News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Army Times

Expert: USMC embassy guard boost will be tough - Army News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Army Times

State Sen. Glenn Grothman Statement on Election Laws

Glenn Grothman Statement on Election Laws
 
I have received several questions regarding my opinions on whether any of Wisconsin’s election laws should be changed. Since my comments have not appeared in any of the major papers in the state, this is what I would recommend.
  1. Same-day voter registration must end. Anecdotal evidence from election observers in Milwaukee, Sheboygan, Fond du Lac, along with Racine and Dane Counties show that unqualified voters are voting because of same-day registration. I have always been in favor of getting rid of same-day registration, but I have failed to persuade my colleagues in the past. I would hope we listen to common sense and election observers and replace same-day registration as soon as possible.
  2.  
  3. Pass a new photo ID law modeled after versions that have already been proven to be constitutional.
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  5. Tighten up laws with regard to notice on voting in nursing home type facilities.
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  7. Move towards statewide uniform hours for early in-person voting.
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  9. Implement reforms on early voting. One of my biggest regrets in the legislature was when I fought, but failed to prevent, the vast expansion of fraud-prone absentee voting for any reason during the 1999-2000 floor period.
There may be some cost related to these items, but having fraud causing the losing candidate to win illegitimately will dwarf any small change in administrative cost. All of the above reforms should be passed and implemented as soon as possible.

Way Up North: Meanwhile, in Liberal Fantasy Land ...

Way Up North: Meanwhile, in Liberal Fantasy Land ...: Pity it doesn't work that way. Until it does, I will be armed.

Russia to Build Aircraft Carriers and Unmanned Subs, Navy Commander-in-Chief Says Naval Today

Russia to Build Aircraft Carriers and Unmanned Subs, Navy Commander-in-Chief Says Naval Today

US Ambassador Shows Muscle in Holiday Card

US Ambassador Shows Muscle in Holiday Card: U.S. Ambassador to Finland Bruce Oreck is offering Helskini “a different take on the elder statesman” for the holidays. Oreck posted a special edition of the embassy’s 2012 holiday card, featuring his bulging bicep, to his official Facebook account Tuesday and reportedly also mailed copies...

Sen. Boxer Proposes Using National Guard Troops In Schools - KMBZ

Sen. Boxer Proposes Using National Guard Troops In Schools - KMBZ

h/t: Hit & Run Reason Magazine

Remy: I Saw Daddy Pat Down Santa Claus (A Very TSA Christmas Song)

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