You must Publish this diary to make this visible to the public,
or click 'Edit Diary' to make further changes first.
Posting a Diary Entry
Daily Kos welcomes blog articles from readers, known as diaries. The Intro section to a diary should be about three paragraphs long, and is required. The body section is optional, as
is the poll, which can have 1 to 15 choices. Descriptive tags are also required to help others find your diary by subject; please don't use "cute" tags.
When you're ready, scroll down below the tags and click Save & Preview. You can edit your diary after it's published by clicking Edit Diary. Polls cannot be edited once they are published.
If this is your first time creating a Diary since the Ajax upgrade, before you enter any text below, please press Ctrl-F5 and then hold down the Shift Key and press your browser's Reload button to refresh its cache with the new script files.
ATTENTION: READ THE RULES.
One diary daily maximum.
Substantive diaries only. If you don't have at least three solid, original paragraphs, you should probably post a comment in an Open Thread.
No repetitive diaries. Take a moment to ensure your topic hasn't been blogged (you can search for Stories and Diaries
that already cover this topic), though fresh original analysis is always welcome.
Use the "Body" textbox if your diary entry is longer than three paragraphs.
Any images in your posts must be hosted by an approved image hosting service (one of: imageshack.us, photobucket.com, flickr.com, smugmug.com, allyoucanupload.com, picturetrail.com, mac.com, webshots.com, editgrid.com).
Copying and pasting entire copyrighted works is prohibited. If you do quote something, keep it brief, always provide a link to the original source, and use the <blockquote> tags to clearly identify the quoted material. Violating this rule is grounds for immediate banning.
Be civil. Do not "call out" other users by name in diary titles. Do not use profanity in diary titles. Don't write diaries whose main purpose is to deliberately inflame.
Talk about free stuff. The Wood County Sheriff Department in Bowling Green, Ohio just received a $650,000 MRAP (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicle from the U.S. Army.
According to the Bowling Green Sentinel Tribune, "They were able to acquire the vehicle due to the multi-jurisdictional nature of the agency, and the fact that the SRT is listed as a first-wave responder should an incident occur at the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant in Oak Harbor."
There was no mention in the article that the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station is 45 miles (56 minutes according to the Google) away from Bowling Green. This is what they consider "a first-wave response" to a threat on a nuclear plant?
The Sentinel article pointed out that the gun turret removal and other modifications were paid for from a drug forfeiture fund.
The MRAP can withstand a 50-caliber machine gun or a rocket-propelled grenade. A commentor on the story posted...
Finally. A vehicle to deal with Wood County's rampant rocket propelled grenade problem.
So, dear readers, are you aware of any other small communities like BG (31,000 population, Wood Co. 120,000) receiving advanced military hardware from the federal government for free?