meh.: DAMMIT OBAMA!
GirlScoutSniper: The facility had an operating budget of $270,000 and a payroll of $2.88 million in fiscal year 2009, according to its website.Annnnd, this is relevant because???/cues "because OBAMA" replies
dr_blasto: Funny. The NBC link mentioned what actually happened and how many Marines were killed. The FOX link mentions the farking operating budget for the facility.Of course, the FOX article is greened.
mrmyxolodian: Super bugs without any known vaccine?
jfivealive: More infohttp://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/19/17370716-7-marines-killed -i n-explosion-during-training-exercise-at-army-depot-in-nevada?lite
palelizard: Why are the marines attacking an army depot?!?!
DarkSoulNoHope: Man in charge of the mortar team.[www.imfdb.org image 500x276]"What coordinates sir?""Coordinates?!"
DjangoStonereaver: [www.timvp.com image 247x211]"Sorry, Sargent Carter."/Too soon?
jobskee: Prayers sent
HotIgneous Intruder: Live by the sword, die by the sword.
mbillips: What kind of training was it?[www.bronxbanterblog.com image 710x464]
Radioactive Ass: Old ammo is... old. The way that it usually works is new ammo gets tested by lot (ie a factory makes (x) number of ammunition items and say 1% of those (randomly chosen, not by the manufacturer) get used to make sure that they work, out of those lets say that the specs call for (n%) to work as advertised. In addition most ammo has a shelf life that has 3 steps that can be simply categorized as (will work, should work and unreliable, so get rid of it.). It's actually a bit more complicated than that but in essence that's how it works.If a problem is discovered in the field then all of that lot is removed from service... however if the failure is not considered hazardous then it get moved to a "Training use only" status. In other words training ammo is slightly more risky to use than active service ammo but the risk is supposed to be "May not fire off at all" but never "Might blow up on human contact". The thing is that sometimes there will be a round in an already identified as defective lot that has an unidentified problem making it even more hazardous than usual to handle normally.This sounds like one of those rare occurrences (based upon the NBC report).
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