Day: March 23, 2020

M72 Light Anti-tank Weapon System (LAW)

M72 Light Anti-tank Weapon System (LAW)

  M72A2, M72A3 M72A4, M72A5, M72A6, M72A7
Complete System
Alternative Designations Light Antiarmor Weapon, Lightweight Anti-Armor Weapon (LAAW) Improved Light Antiarmor Weapon (LAW), Improved LAAW, Lightweight Attack Weapon
Country of Origin USA
Date Of Introduction 1963, original M72 1990’s
Weight 5.1 lb (2.3 kg) – M72A2
5.5 lb (2.5 kg) – M72A3
8.0 lb (3.6 kg)
Length (Extended) 34.67 in (881 mm) 38.6 in (980 mm)
Length (Closed) 24.8 in (630 mm) 30.5 in (775 mm)
Diameter 4.9 in (124 mm) ?
Firing Mechanism Percussion
Front Sight Reticle graduated in 25-meter range increments Three-post
Rear Sight Peep, adjusts automatically to temperature change Peep, adjustable to 350 meters in 50 meter increments
Caliber 2.6 in (66 mm)
Armor Penetration 12+ in (300+ mm)
Length 20 inches (508 mm)
Weight 2.2 lb (1 kg)
Muzzle Velocity 475 fps (144.8 mps) 656 fps (200
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Friday, July 20, 2018

This weekend marks 10 years since Khia “DJ K-Swift” Edgerton’s tragic death. The Baltimore Sun ran a lovely piece about her by Brittany Britto and Wesley Case, and Wesley quoted me a little bit in the article.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

My first article for Pigeons & Planes is an extensive piece about Tate Kobang, and his recent show at Soundstage, where I helped get Tim Trees onstage with Tate for the first time, a moment that I’d been wanting to see for the last year. Tate’s new mixtape Since We’re Here is out now.

Labels: magazines/newspapers, Tate Kobang, Tim Trees

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

I wrote the obituary of Reggie Reg, a Baltimore DJ and radio legend who passed away recently, for this week’s Baltimore City Paper. Rest in peace.

Labels: Baltimore City Paper, Baltimore club, magazines/newspapers, Reggie Reg

Thursday, December 24, 2015

This week

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ART and POLITICS NOW – Susan Noyes Platt, PhD

After many years as a tenured professor of art history, Susan Noyes Platt is currently an independent art historian and freelance art critic and curator, based in Seattle,Washington.

Her first book, Modernism in the 1920s (UMI Research Press, 1985)  examined the critical discourse on modern art in the New York art and academic press in the 1920s before the history of modern art was codified.


Art and Politics in the 1930s, Modernism, Marxism, Americanism (Midmarch Arts Press, 1999) looks at the interconnections of art and politics during the Depression years with a focus on criticism by Elizabeth McCausland, Anita Brenner, Charmion Von Wiegand, Alfred Barr and finally, the emergence of Clement Greenberg in 1939.


Art and Politics Now Cultural Activism in a Time of Crisis (Midmarch Arts Press2011)  begins with the 1999 anti WTO demonstrations in Seattle and concludes with reference to the BP Gulf oil spill

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American Society for Indexing

The Voice of Excellence in Indexing

We advocate, educate, and provide the central resource for indexing.

The ASI Board has made the difficult decision to postpone our annual conference, which was scheduled for April 23-25, 2020, in Raleigh. Even as you read this, we are working on rescheduling the conference in Raleigh for a similar time in 2021. In our board discussion, we considered the current status of the COVID-19 issue, […]

Running an indexing business is a challenging task. The path to success depends on various factors, including effective marketing, strong customer relations, sound project management, thoughtful organization of the office space, and responsible financial management. All those factors, however, should align with a unique business strategy and a set of actions that helps your company […]

ASI’s annual conference is just around the corner, it’s

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Edmonton Divorce Lawyers | Verhaeghe Law Office

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Looking for a lawyer? With locations in Athabasca, Edmonton, and Whitecourt, Verhaeghe Law Office is the law firm that knows the lay of the land and the legal landscape.

Verhaeghe Law Office was founded in the 1940s and has been providing cogent and clear legal advice to Albertans for over 70 years. A family-run business, when you deal with Verhaeghe Law Office, you know you’re getting the best in legal representation this province has to offer.

I Need a Lawyer. Can Verhaeghe Law Office Help?

We have an experienced and qualified team of lawyers with a wide variety of practice interests. Check out our team on our website for

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Globalization of Politics

Picture Credit: UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

Traditionally politics has been undertaken within national political systems. National governments have been ultimately responsible for maintaining the security and economic welfare of their citizens, as well as the protection of human rights and the environment within their borders. With global ecological changes, an ever more integrated global economy, and other global trends, political activity increasingly takes place at the global level.

Under globalization, politics can take place above the state through political integration schemes such as the European Union and through intergovernmental organizations such as the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the World Trade Organization. Political activity can also transcend national borders through global movements and NGOs. Civil society organizations act globaly by forming alliances with organizations in other countries, using global communications systems, and lobbying international organizations and other actors directly, instead of working through their national governments.


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Global Information Locator Service (GILS) – making it easier to find all the information

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    Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Society

    2020 & 2021 Bix Festival Dates

    Our plan is to hold the 49th & 50th festivals at the Rhythm City Casino Resort in north Davenport (google map).

    The dates for 2020 are July 30th, 31st & Aug. 1st. The dates for 2021 are Aug. 5, 6, & 7. To get the latest information become a member (see Membership page) and receive the newsletter; also, make this page a “favorite” along with the Bix Society’s Facebook page.

    2019 Bix Festival Ticket Order Form PDF – Word Doc

    Rhythm City Casino Hotel Reservations

    Online Reservations with a Group Booking Code

    Go to:

    • At the top of the page there are different hyperlinks; choose the ‘Hotel’ tab; it will change from purple to white once you are on the tab.
    • Click the “BOOK A ROOM” link and a tan box will appear on the left side of the page.
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    University of Miami Law Review