Gunnery Sergeant is the seventh enlisted rank in the United States Marine Corps, just above Staff Sergeant and below Master Sergeant and First Sergeant, and is a staff non-commissioned officer (SNCO). It has a pay grade of E-7. The rank was replaced by Technical Sergeant in 1946 until restored in 1959 when the crossed rifles insignia were added to Marine chevrons. The current Gunnery Sergeant insignia consists of two M1 Garands centered vertically between three chevrons and two rockers.
Bait-and-switch is a form of fraud used in retail sales but also employed in other contexts. First, customers are "baited" by merchants' advertising products or services at a low price, but when customers visit the store, they discover that the advertised goods are not available, or the customers are pressured by sales people to consider similar, but higher priced items. The term can also be used to describe these Russians girls and their makeup.
Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Clorox pursued an aggressive expansion program in which it attempted to establish itself as a major diversified consumer products conglomerate, like P&G. They started off with a brand-new product that they introduced in 1970: Clorox 2 all-fabric bleach. Later on in that period, they acquired a number of brands that remain a part of their portfolio today, including Formula 409, Liquid-Plumr, Kingsford charcoal and a series of cleaning products including Tilex and Pine-Sol. They even acquired a ranch dressing that was still new to the market, which was under the name "Hidden Valley Ranch".
One movie scene I will never, ever, ever forget is this one with Amy Smart from Road Trip. The tool she's climbing onto -- both literally and figuratively -- is Breckin Meyere who does a pretty good Matthew McConaughey impression. Also? Atari represent!
Benetton Group is a global fashion brand, based in Treviso, Italy. The name comes from the Benetton family who founded the company in 1965. Benetton Group is listed in Milan. Benetton has a network of over 6,500 stores in 120 countries. The company's core business remains their clothing lines: United Colors of Benetton, Undercolors of Benetton, Sisley, and Playlife Their products include womenswear, menswear, childrenswear and underwear and they have expanded into perfumes, stationery, eyewear and travel bags.
Hey Ernie! I am sending you some pictures we took this Memorial Day. I love the story you posted about the B-52, but this actually was a common problem, and a few of them made it to the ground a little sooner than expected. I was part of an Honor guard party sent up to commemorate this site, and my girlfriend came along to take some pictures. We had a firing party of 3+ a caller, and 3 to give out the burial flags. Attending the service were some family, random strangers, and Captain Gerald Adler, one of two survivors. He talked for a bit about how they knew it was a special mission, and the plane was packed a little tighter. I didn't hear all his story since I was a ways off with the firing party, but everyone who could hear it, was moved to tears as he spoke of being alone on the mountian, trapped in his seat, and unable to hear anyone else, or knowing if he was going to survive. also in attendance was a couple with an interesting story. I didn't get names, but one pilot switched with another, pulling a Waylon Jennings-type survivor's tale. Since he was friends with this other pilot and his family, he and the widow comforted each other and ended up getting married. It was a really touching service, and the rifle shots went off flawless. Quite a few people ignored the uniforms and gave us very teary hugs. I hope you like the pictures I am sending! SSgt Brent M., 101st Air Refueling Wing, Bangor, Maine
Papagayo Rums proudly boast a USDA Organic seal on the bottle. This certification is becoming more and more common on produce, milk, and other everyday food items, and you might be tempted to dismiss organic rum as no different that any other rum on the shelf. But in many ways, the USDA Organic Certification you'll see on Papagayo Organic Rum represents the essence of Papagayo -- it's a hallmark of quality, a commitment to sustainability, and a verification of the exceptional purity of the rum.
Over the last year or so, dare devils have been making a lot of headlines. Why have we suddenly become fascinating with death-defying stunts again? I have no idea. All I know is it's been a long time since a dare devil got a primetime special on one of the major American broadcast networks like Nik Walenda did last June. Sadly, however, dare devils don't always make the news for the stunts that succeed. The stunts they perform wouldn't be exciting if death weren't one of the possible outcomes, and every once in a while all the risk-taking catching up with them. Today we're going to take a look at some of the more notable dare devil deaths from the recent and distant past. The list is not comprehensive, but rather a mere sampling of some of the horrors that have befallen dare devils over the years. And do be warned, a few of the entries have video and photos that some may consider disturbing.
Now, get this! We ain't partners. We ain't brothers. And we ain't friends. I'm puttin' you down and keepin' you down until Ganz is locked up or dead. And if Ganz gets away, you're gonna be sorry YOU ever MET me!
Surfing is an art form, an expression of one's creative and athletic impulses slashed across the fluid, unpredictable canvas of the ocean surface. So how can a judge be expected to give a numerical score evaluating a rider's performance when good surfing is so subjective? A surfing judge follows the basic principle that the surfer who rides a wave with the most speed, control, and power in the most critical section should receive the highest score. Each wave is assigned a score from .5 to 10. Simply standing up and straightening out usually warrants a .5; however, if the conditions are heavy, and the drop is particularly fierce, then there is some leverage here.