Competitive gaming has been around a long time on the PC with professional Starcraft leagues or tournaments for games like Quake and Counter-Strike. Saddlebred, quarter horses, other equine divisions, breeding, and competitions are a prominent part of the history and life of Louisville, Kentucky. While I attended high school, I used part of my school holidays and spare time to earn money that I would eventually spend on my summer vacation trips. I loved delving into travel guides and encyclopaedias to plan those journeys in detail. Places that had historical or cultural significance, held prominent positions in these plans as well as attractive, mainly meaning different from where I lived, countrysides or seashores. Fortunately, language barriers and unfamiliar customs never bothered me. The bonus of going on these trips meant I was going to meet people speaking different languages and meet strangers from diverse backgrounds. Using budget accommodation or camping improved the chance to meet like-minded individuals. The Alexander Mosaic , dating from circa 100 BC, is preserved in the National Archaelogical Museum in Naples, Italy. It was discovered in the House of the Faun during the excavation of Pompeii, an ancient Roman settlement, which was destroyed during a volcanic eruption. The horses are shown as lively and wild-eyed. This wonderfully detailed mosaic allows us to see how horses were harnessed and ridden over 2,000 years ago, and is a reminder of how important horses were to our ancestors. Aslan (2001 – 2016) was my first real agility dog. I began training hime when he was 12 weeks old. After competing for over 10 years, he earned six agility championships. Aslan also qualified to attend the AKC Agility National Championship nine times. He also received titles in Rally Obedience, earning AKC’s highest Rally title – the RAE – which stands for Rally Advanced Excellent. He earned 96 competition titles and certifications. Throughout history and throughout the world, horses have been used for military purposes. They have been used mainly as a means of transportation or for hauling equipment, and as a tool of war. Sadly enough, countless numbers have died around the world as a result of the wars waged by humans. Lastly, my understanding of the fit people are throwing over the ten commandments and prayer in schools is the separation of church and state excuse. Public schools are funded and partially ran by the federal and state governments. What I never understood when I was in school is why it was okay to discuss other religions and even learn about them. I had a field trip to a mosque one time. I thought it was interesting, but knew there would never be any education about Christian culture in any sort of disguise.
A rare breed, hailing from the Marwar region of India, these horses are most well known for their inward-turning ear tips. The Marwari comes in all equine colors, and are primarily used for show, horse safaris, ceremonial and religious purposes, and dressage. They are often crossed with the Thoroughbred to produce a larger horse with more versatility. The exportation of the breed was banned for decades, until 2000 to 2006, when a small number of exports was allowed. Since 2008, temporary visas that allowed the Marwari to travel outside of India have been available in small numbers. Thanks, I was not implying the younger horse was less impressive and the parrot mouth thing appears to be a breed feature in some and makes them look more quizzical, or “cute”. I was very impressed with their hooves and coats that close to winter coats shedding and some of the riders were really impressive. The E-8C’s scheduled deployment date was to be in 1997. The USAF deployed its two developmental E-8Cs for Operation Desert Storm. Every night during Operation Desert Storm a JSTARS would fly a mission that lasted 10-12 hours.ii On the night of January 29, 1991 an Iraqi armored division moved into Saudi Arabia. JSTARS detected over 60 vehicles moving towards Saudi Arabia. The E-8 vectored two A-10s and an AC-130 onto the armored convoy and is staging area. The attack destroyed 71 vehicles. The Iraqis added additional forces to this incursion. US Marines, Saudi National Guardsmen, and Qatari tanks engaged the Iraqi forces around the town of Khafji. The battle lasted two days. The Iraqis who weren’t killed or captured withdrew. Coalition forces destroyed 200 Iraqi vehicles. The action wasn’t all one sided. An Iraqi surface to air missile shot down an AC-130, killing the crew of 14. An A-10 mistakenly struck a Marine light armored vehicle and killed 7 Marines. The Iraqis also captured two U.S. army soldiers. JSTARS were also able to backtrack the paths of Iraqi vehicles. If these paths led to a supply dump or other targets then coalition aircraft would be sortied against these places. When the Coalition ground offensive began the JSTARS detected an Iraqi blocking force forming to confront the 3d Egyptian Mechanized Division. The E-8 directed air strikes that broke up this Iraqi force.iii On the night of February 13 a JSTARS detected an Iraqi division moving south with 224 vehicles. Coalition aircraft smashed the division. When the Iraqi forces attempted to retreat from Kuwait City JSTARS directed Coalition aircraft and turned the road into the Highway of deathâ€. JSTARS also searched for SCUD transport vehicles and passed the information to F-15E Strike Eagles. JSTARS helped find targets for Army artillery. In one case JSTARS helped US VII Corps spot and destroy an Iraqi SA-8 SAM site. When Coalition forces were positioning themselves for the Hail Maryâ€ move JSTARS reported there was no Iraqi response. JSTARS also supported Operation Join Endeavor in December 1995, two years before the E-8C’s initial operating capacity.