Turkey’s Leopard 2 Tanks Are Getting Crushed in Syria

Not so good armor after all.

by Sebastien Roblin | The National Interest

Key point: The Leopard 2 wasn’t ready for IEDs or suicide drones.

Germany’s Leopard 2 main battle tank has a reputation as one of the finest in the world, competing for that distinction with proven designs such as the American M1 Abrams and the British Challenger 2.… Read the full article.

The ‘Stargate’ streaming service is closing shop and moving to YouTube

By Marc DeAngelis, Contributor | Engadget


After less than two years in operation, Stargate Command, the sci-fi series’ official streaming service and fan hub, is shutting down at the end of the year. It’s not a total loss though; original shows like Dialing Home and Recon will be available for free on YouTube in 2020. Stargate aficionados are sure to be disappointed by the news, but this seemed like a weird pull from the beginning.… Read the full article.

The F-35 Might Not Be Able to Fly in the Desert

The most expensive weapons program in U.S. military history has yet another technical problem.

by Sebastien Roblin | The National Interest

Key Point: The F-35 continues to have a litany of problems.

After eighteen years of troubled and controversial development, the Lockheed F-35 Lightning stealth fighter may soon enter mass production, many of its bugs having been expensively squashed after delivery of an initial four-hundred “low-rate-of-initial-production” aircraft.… Read the full article.

Pepper Adams — “Pepper” [Full Album] (1996) | bernie’s bootlegs

Artist: Pepper Adams

Title: Pepper

Year Of Release: 1996

Label: Enja[Enja 9079]

Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop

Quality: MP3/320 kbps

Total Time: 48:10

Total Size: 118 MB(+3%)

WebSite: Album Preview


1. Twelfth & Pingree [Live] (Adams, Pepper) 9:39

2. A Child Is Born [Live] (Jones, Thad) 8:16

3.… Read the full article.

No F-35 Required: These 5 Weapons Show Why Fighting Israel’s Military Is A Losing Battle

A frighteningly effective military machine, even without the F-35.

by Robert Farley Follow drfarls on TwitterL | The National Interest

Key point: A nation always at war is always prepared.SPONSORED CONTENT

Since 1948, the state of Israel has fielded a frighteningly effective military machine.… Read the full article.

Chinese buyers help boost Toronto’s luxury housing market

By Jessy Bains | Yahoo Finance Canada

Deep-pocketed buyers are coming back to Toronto’s high-end real estate market.

Sales of homes above $5 million, or ‘uber-luxe’ homes as RE/MAX calls them, were up 8.5 per cent in October compared to last year.… Read the full article.

Bride Of The Monster 1/4 Scale Resin Model Kit by Zombee


Bride Of The Monster 1/4 Scale Resin Model Kit by Zombee:

 Here is a super sexy Bride of Frankenstein 1/4 scale model kit from Zombee models of japan. This is a limited production run of about 30 kits. Expertly cast for easy build and paint.… Read the full article.

V TV Series Visitors Laser Pistol Gun Prop Replica


V TV Series Visitors Laser Pistol Gun Prop Replica:

 This highly detailed 1/1 Scale Laser Pistol Prop replica was created from an original prop used by the Visitors in the classic 1980’s Miniseries and TV series V. This prop replica comes fully PAINTED & ASSEMBLED and is ready for display.… Read the full article.

Sandman Blaster (Flame Gun) 1/1 Lit Prop Replica


Sandman Blaster (Flame Gun) 1/1 Lit Prop Replica:

If your really into accuracy, this Sandman flame gun has been completely re-tooled and re-molded, putting other similar models  to shame.

The Blaster has a more detail on the barrel and handle, working trigger, exact dimensions to the screen used prop.… Read the full article.