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BREAKING: Biden admin. approved Missiles Sale to Egypt Gov.
Rolling Airframe Missiles (RAM) Block 2 Tactical Missiles and related equipment for an estimated cost of $197 million.
 

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The RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) is a small, lightweight, infrared homing surface-to-air missile in use by the German, Japanese, Greek, Turkish, South Korean, Saudi Arabian, Egyptian, Mexican and U.S. Navies. It was intended originally and used primarily as a point-defense weapon against anti-ship cruise missiles. The missile is so named because it rolls around its longitudinal axis to stabilize its flight path, much like a bullet fired from a rifled barrel. As of 2005, it is the only U.S. Navy missile to operate in this manner.[2]

The Rolling Airframe Missiles, together with the Mk 49 Guided Missile Launching System (GMLS) and support equipment, make up the RAM Mk 31 Guided Missile Weapon System (GMWS). The Mk-144 Guided Missile Launcher (GML) unit weighs 5,777 kilograms (12,736 lb) and stores 21 missiles. The original weapon cannot employ its own sensors prior to firing so it must be integrated with a ship's combat system, which directs the launcher at targets. On U.S. ships it is integrated with the AN/SWY-2 Ship Defense Surface Missile System (SDSMS) and Ship Self-Defense System (SSDS) Mk 1 or Mk 2 based combat systems. SeaRAM, a launcher variant equipped with independent sensors derived from the Vulcan Phalanx CIWS, is being installed on Littoral Combat Ships and certain Arleigh Burke-class destroyers.
 

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Thousands of dead sardines lined the shore of the Laraquete River in Chile
 

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"If you come in and fuck me I will tell you the secrets of my father," she said cooly
 

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I am Judas and I want you to seek the love that is in your hearts. The love that flows from your hearts also animates the universe, it is found in the smallest grain of life energy.
 

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Modified genes can distort wild cotton’s interactions with insects “It’s the first case that really suggests a whole ecosystem can be disrupted” after transgenes enter a wild population, says Norman Ellstrand, an evolutionary biologist at UC Riverside
 

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'Depth-dependent peridotite-melt interaction and the origin of variable silica in the cratonic mantle'
 

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Portland police guard dumpster, face off with residents trying to get discarded food
 

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My name is Boe Huntress, I have been a facilitator of groups for over ten years. I hold spaces of transformation and depth, supporting others to engage healthily with their emotions and with their soul life. I have personally been on a journey with my own screen addictions and feel in a place where I can support others to do the same.
 

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For a moment, the wave enters into a new world. The potato simply disappears into a dimension we cannot perceive.
 

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A metaphor: If the leader of the Rapists Party came up with a Platform Against Rape that didn’t stop the raping but that rebranded the very act by saying that if one uses a pink dildo made of recycled plastic to penetrate, then it’s not rape… would you think it’s a platform against rape in earnest?
 

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(Remember how “mom and pop shops” were pushed off the market and replaced by chain stores? Same thing here except in this case, the mom and pop stores are countries.)
 
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