She Left the Marines to Become a Model. Looks Like It Worked Out Pretty Well

Shannon Ihrke, 29, joined the Marine Corps when she was just 19. She dedicated four years to the service but has since begun down a different path. Ihrke is now an Instagram sensation with a fanbase of over 65,000 followers after trading her fatigues for a bikini and pursuing a career as a model, showcasing her athletic physique.As reported by the Daily Mail, the Marine Corps veteran was happy being “one of the guys” during her time as an Administrative Specialist while on active duty in the military. She says her time in the service left her feeling “smarter, faster, and stronger.”

Ihrke stated, “I pushed my body harder than I could have ever imagined and I learned to remain calm and collected in the midst of chaos,” continuing, “I became part of something that was bigger than myself, and I loved it.”She reached the rank of sergeant during her time in the Marines and attributes her experience with developing her work ethic, which helped her succeed in her new career.“It gave me a reason to wake up, push myself, set goals, and to push myself even harder when things got tough,” said Ihrke.

“Had I not had other dreams I still wanted to accomplish in my life, I would have reenlisted without hesitation.” She added, “Although I am no longer on active duty, I will always bleed green.”Discussing her experience as a model, Ihrke said, “In the modeling world, you have to push yourself to success because no one is going to do it for you, you have to go out and get it yourself.”

She also asserts that modeling has allowed her to feel “feminine and sexy,” something she didn’t experience much as a Marine.

“When I was in the Marine Corps, I very much felt like one of the guys. I did my best to blend in with the Marine around me, I didn’t want to stand out just because I was a female. I wanted to stand out because I was a stellar Marine.”Ihrke has also seen success outside of Instagram and has posed for a variety of men’s magazines since starting her new career.

THIS $1.79 MILLION HARLEY-DAVIDSON IS THE WORLD’S MOST EXPENSIVE MOTORCYCLE

Swiss watchmaker Bucherer has partnered with custom workshop Bündnerbike to deliver an obscenely luxurious spin on an iconic Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

The result, the Harley-Davidson “Blue Edition,” is reportedly the most expensive new bike in the world, clocking in at $1.79 million.

The first thing you’ll notice is the bike’s strikingly iridescent blue hue, the result of six layers of color coating applied to silver-plated metal.

There are 360 diamonds and gold-plated screws integrated into the tank, which contains a one-of-a-kind Bucherer timepiece that features elements of a motorcycle engine on its dial.

Bucherer jewelry also adorns hand grips, and there is a 5.40-carat diamond secured in an armored glass dome on the body. Just in case this thing wasn’t already flashy enough.

The details were done by hand, which accounts for the 2,500 hours of manpower it took to complete the limited-edition line.

13-Yr-Old Says He Wants To Run Away, Then Tells Officer To Go Look In His Room…

When you’re a police officer you never know what kinds of calls you’re going to get. And you never know when one of those calls will change your life forever. After 13-year-old Cameron Simmons made a distressed call to the Sumter Police Department, Officer Gaetano Acerra went to check in on him.When he started talking to Cameron, the boy told him that his mom was yelling at him for playing his older brother’s video games and he wanted to run away from home, but Officer Acerra sensed there was more going on.
That’s when Cameron took the police officer into his bedroom. Officer Acerra couldn’t believe what he found.The room was completely empty. There was no bed, no dresser – Cameron’s clothes were just thrown in a trash bag on the floor.Acerra learned that Cameron’s mom had fallen on hard times after making an unexpected move from Texas to South Carolina to care for a sick relative.Acerra talked to the boy and convinced him not to run away, but little did Cameron know that the officer was planning something much greater.

U.S.Military’s Electromagnetic Railgun Shoots 100 miles at mach 7

Check out this cannon and the way it works. The canon mechanism is based on the principle of homopolar motor: a pair of parallel conductors (the rails) are fed by an electric current. The projectile is placed making contact with both, to close the circuit. The current that is produced interacts with the strong magnetic fields generated by the passage of electricity through the conductors and this accelerates the projectile linearly in the direction of the rails.

The original idea of ​​this device was to use it to shoot projectiles at high speed to destroy targets. However it is difficult to use as a weapon due to the enormous amount of energy required to operate with a minimum of efficiency and because the space occupied by the power supplies and capacitors used to generate the magnetic field makes it very difficult to transport For the infantry. Even so the United States Navy announced a test done on January 31, 2008 in order to equip their ships with this type of weapons. Leave your thoughts in the comment box below.

How would you like to be paid to hunt? Full time.

How would you like to be paid to hunt? Full time. You get to live on your own “preserve” with one job: hunt wild animals that are damaging other endangered animals. All you have to do is kill as many feral hogs as you possibly can.

“I never would’ve imagined that this would be my job,” (Codey) Elrod says, trundling through Ossabaw (Island, Georgia)’s swampy midsection in a scruffy Chevy truck with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle riding shotgun. “But I sure do enjoy doing it.”

He is, officially, a “hog control technician” for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources — the only full-time, government-paid wild boar hunter in the South. The uniqueness of his job owes to the rapaciousness of the hogs. They’re a nasty, eat-everything, invasive species that are alien to Ossabaw and run roughshod over flora and fauna.

The primary fauna Elrod’s trying to protect are loggerhead sea turtles. The hogs love the turtles’ unprotected eggs that are laid in nests along the beach. Elrod’s apparently pretty good at his job.

“There he is,” Elrod whispers followed by three quick shots. A 50-pound sow, full of milk, squeals one last time.

Five minutes later, he fires again. And again. And again. And again. And again, the muffled shots nonetheless ricocheting around the tree-lined marsh. In all, eight shots fired. Five hogs dead.

But the smelly buggers are prolific. Which makes for good hunting..

Elrod hustles, particularly during turtle nesting season when he speedwalk-hunts the island every day. He kills, on average, 1,117 hogs a year. (Another 400 or so pigs are taken annually by other DNR officials or during managed hunts.) In 2016, he killed 1,561 hogs – an Ossabaw record for the 12-year-old program.

In the five years before Georgia hired a marksman (Elrod was the third sniper), 31 percent of loggerhead turtle nests were partially destroyed by hogs and other predators. In the last five years, only one of every 10 nests has been partially destroyed.

“Predation has been low and hatching success relatively high since Codey’s been around,” says Mark Dodd, a senior DNR wildlife biologist. “Having a skilled predator control person around is very important on our remote islands.”

He’s not restricted to using his silenced AR.

Elrod uses every hunting tool in his bag to kill pigs: dried corn bait; thermal-imaging scopes; dogs Bobo (pit bull) and Rudy (black mouth cur); and traps. Trapping garners the highest yield, but takes a lot of time. He won’t hunt the dogs in hot weather; cool-down ponds also attract alligators.

Mostly, though, Elrod shoots hogs one at a time with non-lead bullets that won’t harm bald eagles and other scavengers. High tides, he says, push hogs onto higher ground making them easier to spot. Wind swooshes everything around, masking his movements. Rain silences his footsteps.

You can help Elrod out on the island if you want.

Georgia runs two hog-only hunts on Ossabaw each year. They’re quite popular. A lottery system winnows down hunters. It typically takes three tries before a hunter is chosen. Forty-five hunters killed 27 hogs during the four-day hunt in February.

He thought he picked a group of helpless victims (Video)

Brazil is one of most violent countries on Earth. Almost 60,000 people were murdered there in 2014, to say nothing of kidnappings, rapes, assaults and robberies. According to a 2016 NPR report,

While some Latin American countries have higher per capita murder rates, in absolute numbers, Brazil is the deadliest place in the world outside Syria.

In other words, it’s a good place to have the means for armed self defense. But as a Bloomberg opinion piece (yes, Bloomberg) titled Why Brazil’s Strict Gun Laws Have Misfiredillustrates, the country’s gun control laws keep almost all civilians disarmed, making them easy targets for Brazil’s huge criminal class.

André Bevilaqua is no stranger to guns. He hunted as a kid, and carrying was a part of the protocol when he auctioned confiscated property at the regional court, where debtors frequently demurred. But when the Rio de Janeiro attorney set out to buy a .380 caliber pistol last year, he hit a rainforest of red tape that only a Brazilian bureaucrat could love.

A year later — after a thicket of questionnaires, hefty fees, a criminal background check, a psychological evaluation, a written exam and a shooting test, and a house call by three firearms inspectors — the armed forces finally green-lighted his purchase. I heard the contorted tale as I tagged along with Bevilaqua to the gun shop last weekend to pick up his gun.

That’s the drill in Brazil, where law-abiding folk submit to a state-stewarded via crucis in the name of public safety. Meanwhile, it’s de facto open carry for the busy criminals who’ve turned Brazil into a continental kill zone.

So the man in the video below had every reason to believe that no one in the crowd of women and children he approached outside a school would present a threat. Why, then, was one of the women packing a pistol? Because she’s an off-duty military police officer. And we’d guess that she — along with everyone else on that corner — is awfully glad she was carrying.

Here’s a (slightly awkward) Google translation from a Portuguese language news report.

A military off duty police officer, who had gone to a Mother’s Day celebration at the school where her daughter is studying in Suzano, shot a suspect in front of the unit. According to the Military Police, the 21-year-old suspect was carrying a .38 caliber revolver and had already approached other mothers awaiting the opening of the gate, as well as having searched the school’s security to see if he was armed.

It’s not clear what the man’s motive was when a approached the group and drew a gun.

A video that circulates through social networks shows the moment the suspect approaches a group of women and children and points the gun at a person. Right now, next to him, is the police officer, who pulls a gun and fires at the suspect. The people in front of the school run. The suspect falls to the ground and the policeman walks away. She approaches the suspect again, pushes the weapon he wears and surrenders.

Having taken at least one round center mass, this Brazilian criminal won’t be terrorizing any more women and children.

Police also said that the suspect, who had already shot a shot that did not hit anyone, made a second shot, which failed. That was when the police officer approached the suspect. The suspect was rescued to the Santa Casa de Suzano, but it did not resist the injuries and it died.

It’s a shame that more law-abiding Brazilians don’t have the option of protecting themselves in the same way. And that America’s dedicated civilian disarmament advocates would like nothing more than to see our laws become more like Brazil’s.

Via: Thetuthaboutguns.com

Science Says Tall Husbands And Short Wives Have Better Marriages

There are always scientific studies released claiming to have found some incredible nugget of information. And though statistics are neat and can measure results, nothing is truly proven to be entirely factual. Meaning, the study’s subjects provided the results. The outcome might not be the same if you participated in the research. Variables such as culture, nationality, race, sex, employment, education can all influence a study’s results. Nevertheless, they are cool to read and analyze.

The outcome of a 2017 study with 8,000 Indonesian participants found a correlation between a husband’s height and his wife’s perceived happiness. The taller the husband and the more inches which separate the two physically, the more significant pleasure the wife will have. Though after 18 years of marriage, there appeared to be a substantial drop off in this delight.

You might think the wife’s perceived happiness is only due to the inches between her and her spouse. Not so. There are other factors that can also contribute to this emotion. The man’s income, self-esteem, and confidence also play a key role in her overall joy.

The study also revealed how taller husbands might have better earning potential resulting in more gratification among their spouses. Taller men may appear more trustworthy and capable to employers. Thus, they might be first considered for raises and promotions. However, in the overall scheme of things, a man’s resourcefulness was only a minor factor when compared to his height and her happiness.

It’s not difficult to also conclude when examining the subject of height,  how the study also discovered that lankier men are considered more attractive than shorter guys. Supposedly, taller men experience greater life satisfaction. With this sense of self-esteem and confidence, it might make it appear that larger men are more appealing.

We can blame this on evolution. Women are drawn to bigger, taller men because they were thought to be better hunter-gatherers during prehistoric times.

Sorry to all the vertically-challenged guys. You got the shorter end of the stick with this study. Don’t despair. Though. Just because women with taller husbands feel happier because they perceive their men to be more attractive, resourceful, and content doesn’t make it so.

The study also pointed out one’s height shouldn’t be a dealbreaker in relationships. We concur. We have the results from yet another study to back this up. Research published in 2010 found that women didn’t feel more attracted to taller men who showed romantic interest in them.

Any strong relationship is built on empathy, trust, respect, and communication. Height, resourcefulness and the other factors mentioned in this one study aren’t crucial in the overall picture. So live and love on!