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  • U.S. military spy drone can see what type of phone you're carrying from 17,500ft

    01/28/2013 10:12:04 PM PST · by expat1000 · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 28 January 2013 | DAMIEN GAYLE
    A sinister airborne surveillance camera gives the U.S. military the ability to track movements in an entire city like a real-time Google Street View. The ARGUS-IS array can be mounted on unmanned drones to capture an area of 15 sq/miles in an incredible 1,800MP - that's 225 times more sensitive than an iPhone camera. From 17,500ft the remarkable surveillance system can capture objects as small as 6in on the ground and allows commanders to track movements across an entire battlefield in real time.
  • Obama to Fly Over 9 Hours Just for Speech on Immigration. Cost taxpayers over $1.6 million.

    01/28/2013 10:05:46 PM PST · by dennisw · 9 replies
    .weeklystandard. ^ | JAN 28, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    President Barack Obama will fly over 9 hours tomorrow, round-trip from Washington, D.C. to Las Vegas, Nevada, just to deliver a speech on immigration, according to the president's White House schedule. With Air Force One estimated to cost $182,000 per hour in flight, Obama's trip--that is, only his travel to and from Vegas--will cost taxpayers over $1.6 million. Obama has no other public events scheduled in Las Vegas but his immigration speech. "In the morning, the President will depart the White House en route Las Vegas, Nevada. The departure from the South Lawn and the arrival at McCarran International Airport...
  • Texas woman’s execution first in US since 2010

    01/28/2013 10:03:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 28, 2013 4:14 PM EST | Michael Graczyk
    A Texas woman convicted of the gruesome slaying and robbery of her neighbor, a retired 71-year-old college psychology professor, is set to be the first woman put to death in the United States since 2010. A Dallas County jury already found former nursing home therapist Kimberly McCarthy guilty of the 1997 killing when evidence at the punishment phase of her trial tied her to two similar murders a decade earlier.“Once the jury heard about those other two, we were certainly in a deep hole,” recalled McCarthy’s lead trial attorney, Doug Parks. Jurors decided McCarthy should die. Her execution, set for...
  • Boxer Florentino Fernandez dies at 76

    01/28/2013 9:59:24 PM PST · by EveningStar · 2 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | January 28, 2013 | Santos A. Perez
    Florentino Fernandez, whose entertaining brawling style helped him become one of the top middleweight contenders and popular local fighters of the 1960s, died of a heart attack Monday morning in Miami, his son, Florentino Jr., said. Fernandez was 76.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-29-13

    01/28/2013 9:58:22 PM PST · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-29-13 | Revised New American Bible
    January 29, 2013 Tuesday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Heb 10:1-10 Brothers and sisters:Since the law has only a shadow of the good things to come, and not the very image of them, it can never make perfect those who come to worship by the same sacrifices that they offer continually each year.Otherwise, would not the sacrifices have ceased to be offered, since the worshipers, once cleansed, would no longer have had any consciousness of sins?But in those sacrifices there is only a yearly remembrance of sins, for it is impossible that the blood...
  • "Cleavage Appreciation Day" Is a Thing. Who Knew?

    01/28/2013 9:52:50 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 68 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Jan. 25 2013 | Joe Eskenazi
    Your humble narrator has just been informed that today is "Cleavage Appreciation Day" -- which, we assumed prior to this notification, was simply any day ending in a "y." We're not in Kansas anymore, Toto.
  • Why Republicans Should Welcome Chuck Hagel To The Pentagon's Top Job

    01/28/2013 9:48:57 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 14 replies
    Forbes ^ | Jan 7 2013 | Loren Thompson
    Politics is said to make strange bedfellows, but the opposition of some Republicans to Chuck Hagel’s nomination as Secretary of Defense is downright surreal. The former two-term Republican Senator from Nebraska is President Obama’s choice to run the Pentagon for the next four years. Over the next several weeks you’ll be hearing arguments from the likes of Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and other prominent Republicans that Hagel doesn’t measure up to conservative standards for serving as the nation’s top military official. However, the more you scrutinize Hagel’s resume, the more you have to wonder whether anyone could meet those standards...
  • ICE raids at Galleria and The Woodlands Mall nab 13 Israeli citizens

    01/28/2013 9:43:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 59 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 1/28/13 | James Pinkerton
    More than a dozen Israeli citizens are facing immigration charges for overstaying their visas after federal agents arrested them working at kiosks in the Galleria and The Woodlands Mall. Shortly before the two malls closed late Wednesday night, federal agents with Homeland Security Investigations arrested 13 Israeli citizens along with an immigrant from Moldova. They were detained on administrative charges of remaining in the U.S. beyond the expiration date of their tourist and student visas, confirmed U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Greg Palmore. The eight women and six men detained Treasury approved big
  • Sessions: Comprehensive Reform Won’t Pass As Long As Admin Defies Existing Immigration Law

    01/28/2013 9:39:50 PM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    WTVY ^ | Jan 28, 2013 | Jeff Sessions
    U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee and former Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement on the new push for comprehensive immigration reform and amnesty: “Americans overwhelmingly oppose illegal immigration. They have pleaded with Congress to end the mass illegality for decades to little avail. All the while, millions have been added to the total of those illegally here. It’s time to fix that broken system. Now we are told that the Obama Administration and members of Congress say they have a plan that they promise will do the job....
  • QUESTION: Book Mentioned on David Barton's Heritage Series

    01/28/2013 9:35:35 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 4 replies
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    I'm trying to find a school textbook about government mentioned on the American History Series show Jan 27, 2013 by Davide Barton. I believe he said it was the first textbook published for the State of Connecticut around the 1850s. He also said all of the thirteen states used it, and many states used it up until around the 1960s. I can't remember the title, but it was a tiny book with just four items: 1. The Declaration of Independence 2. The Constitution of the United States 3. George Washington's Farewell Address 4. [I can't remember] It ended with...
  • VANITY POST: Facebook Traffic Surges With Martial Law Refs

    01/28/2013 9:20:19 PM PST · by SatinDoll · 49 replies
    facebook | 1/28/2013 | n/a
    A relative called and told me that the number of references on Facebook concerning Martial Law just went up substantially. The references are to Martial Law training for local LEs by Homeland Security, and the people making the comments are LEOs themselves. They're expressing concern. I saw the article here on FR earlier today concerning a training activity last night over downtown Miami. This is not normal and seems to be part of the Feds efforts to solicit, I believe, a negative response from a specific sector of the general public. There is a lot of political activity going on...
  • State stops sale of cheap milk

    01/28/2013 9:15:06 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Advocate ^ | January 25, 2013 | MICHELLE MILLHOLLON
    For Lafayette stockbroker Kenneth Daigle, buying a gallon of milk is no longer the bargain it used to be on Tuesdays at Fresh Market. The upscale supermarket chain yanked milk from its $2.99 once-a-week promotion after a state auditor objected to the low price. A gallon of whole milk was priced at $5.69 Thursday at the Fresh Market in Perkins Rowe. State Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain said Fresh Market violated state regulations by selling milk below cost as part of a promotion. The supermarket routinely sells a gallon of skim, 1 percent, 2 percent or whole milk for...
  • Possible Compromise On Immigration Reform Takes Shape [12M Illegals Immediate Amnesty!]

    01/28/2013 9:11:03 PM PST · by Steelfish · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | January 28, 2013 | Dana Bash and Tom Cohen
    Possible Compromise On Immigration Reform Takes Shape By Dana Bash and Tom Cohen, CNN January 28, 2013 Washington (CNN) -- Millions of undocumented immigrants would get immediate but provisional status to live and work in America under a compromise plan proposed Monday by a bipartisan group of eight senators. While temporarily removing legal uncertainty for the nation's 11 million undocumented immigrants, the senators' outline also called for strengthening border controls, improved monitoring of visitors and cracking down on hiring undocumented workers. Only after those steps occurred could the undocumented immigrants already in the country begin the process of getting permanent...
  • RT's Keiser Report Says Geithner Peddled Inside Info In 2007

    01/28/2013 9:10:22 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 6 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 1-26-2013 | Max Keiser
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  • U.S. Weighs Base for Spy Drones in North Africa

    01/28/2013 9:08:37 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 28, 2013 | ERIC SCHMITT
    The United States military is preparing to establish a drone base in northwest Africa so that it can increase surveillance missions on the local affiliate of Al Qaeda and other Islamist extremist groups that American and other Western officials say pose a growing menace to the region. For now, officials say they envision flying only unarmed surveillance drones from the base, though they have not ruled out conducting missile strikes at some point if the threat worsens. If the base is approved, the most likely location for it would be in Niger, a largely desert nation on the eastern border...
  • Agenda 21 Radio Thread Mon. Jan. 28 (9-10 PM PT)

    01/28/2013 9:05:31 PM PST · by Texas Eagle · 3 replies
    Agenda21Radio.com ^ | 1/28/13 | Paul Preston and Chriss Street
    Agenda21Radio is hosted by Paul Preston and Chriss Street. The show airs Monday thru Friday from 9 to 10 PM Pacific Time on 1410AM Marysville, CA and is simulcast on MySYTV.comCall in questions and comments at 530-742-5555. Or e-mail... Paul Preston at paul@edtalkradio.com Chriss@chrissstreetandcompany.com http://www.mysytv.net/kmyclive.html
  • Three arrested in Oompa Loompa attack

    01/28/2013 8:56:13 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    UPI ^ | January 28, 2013
    NORWICH, England, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- British police said they have arrested a trio of suspects in an assault involving four attackers, two of whom were dressed as Oompa Loompas. Norwich police said the three suspects, two men in their late teens and one in his early 20s, were arrested Saturday on charges of grievous bodily harm, the Norfolk Eastern Daily Press reported Monday.
  • Scarborough: Palin represented a time in politics that is passing us very quickly

    01/28/2013 8:47:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    MSNBC's Morning Joe ^ | January 28, 2013 | Drew Katchen
    Former Republican star and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and FOX news ended their partnership on Friday after three years, a source close to Palin told the Real Clear Politics Web site, the Morning Joe panel discussed Palin’s exit on Monday morning. “Sarah Palin represented a time and place in American politics and not 2008 so much as 2010. And that time is passing us very quickly. Party leaders are finally understanding that,” Joe Scarborough told the panel. Palin last appeared on Fox on December 19, 2012 when she spoke with the channel’s Greta Van Susteren about Benghazi and the two...
  • Mopping up oil spills with marshmallows (flexible aerogels)

    01/28/2013 8:46:48 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies
    Chemistry World ^ | 22 January 2013 | James Urquhart
    Japanese researchers have developed a marshmallow-like material that can mop up hydrocarbons like a sponge and can then be wrung out.1 The work could one day lead to a cheap and simple solution for cleaning up large oil spills such as one that decimated the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. Although similar materials have been made before, they have had shortcomings for large-scale clean-up operations including a lack of hydrophobicity, difficult or expensive production methods and an inability to be reused. Now, researchers at Kyoto University have made marshmallow-like macroporous gels that are free from all of these drawbacks.The...
  • BarackObama.com's Organizing For Action Is Looking For Volunteer Lobyists (Video)

    01/28/2013 8:43:02 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 4 replies
    BO.com YouTube ^ | 1-9-2013 | BO
    All For One! And One For All! Jon Carson (JC), Deputy Director and Czar to the President, is looking for grass roots people to come up with a 2013 lobbying plan for Washington that includes immigration reform, gun control and a balanced budget.