EU First Clown Deeply Hurt

It seems that the EU’s First Presidential Clown has been deeply hurt by criticism in the European Parliament, particularly a recent expression by Nigel Farage, UKIP MEP Leader. Although it would be hard to find fault with the accuracy of Nigel Farage’s reported comments, he may have wished to rephrase them.


Boeing Conducts Formal Qualification Testing of Joint Tactical Radio System Software

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Feb. 25, 2010 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced today
that it has conducted formal qualification testing of five Joint Tactical
Radio System (JTRS) waveforms on Ground Mobile Radios (GMR) Engineering
Development Model hardware. The waveforms, which are similar to computer
software applications, allow soldiers to share text, data and video; to
communicate with current-force radios; and to employ high-frequency and
satellite communications.

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Boeing Receives US Army Production Contract for Brigade Combat Team Modernization Increment 1

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 25, 2010 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced that it
received a contract from the U.S. Army on Feb. 24 for low-rate initial
production of the initial brigade set of Brigade Combat Team Modernization
(BCTM) Increment 1 capabilities. Under the $138 million, fixed-price
contract, a team led by Boeing with support from Science Applications
International Corp. (SAIC) [NYSE: SAI] will equip the first Infantry Brigade
Combat Team with these networked capabilities, along with associated system
engineering and program management support.

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We shall fight on the Beaches – Defying Napoleon & Hitler, 1805 and 1940


Britain was long protected by her navy and the sea that surrounded the British Isles. What makes this book particularly important and worthwhile is that he has taken both threats and identified where they were similar and where they introduced unique aspects. In doing so, he has provided an extension of knowledge for those who concentrate on either Napoleonic or WWII history, bringing some fresh insights also into their favoured periods of history.

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