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  • ‘The Business of War’: Google Employees Protest Work for the Pentagon

    04/08/2018 7:16:26 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 26 replies
    nytimes ^ | APRIL 4, 2018 | SCOTT SHANE and DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI
    Thousands of Google employees have signed a letter protesting the company’s involvement in a Pentagon program that uses artificial intelligence to interpret video imagery and could be used to improve the targeting of drone strikes. The letter circulating inside Google has garnered more than 3,100 signatures, reflecting a culture clash between Silicon Valley and the federal government. “We believe that Google should not be in the business of war,” says the letter, addressed to Sundar Pichai, Google's chief executive. It asks that Google pull out of Project Maven, a Pentagon pilot program, and announce a policy that it will not...
  • School Teacher Tells Students Veterans Are The 'Lowest Of The Low'

    01/28/2018 11:48:24 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 64 replies
    BlueLivesMatter ^ | 28 January 2018 | OfficerBlue
    The high school teacher and city councilman called military service members the "lowest of the low." Pico Rivera, CA - El Rancho High School teacher Gregory Salcido, who is also a city councilman, was recorded by a student while going on an anti-military rant. Kimberlie Flauto posted a video of the incident to Facebook on Friday, with the following message: Help me make this go viral. My friends son was sporting his marine sweater while this liberal douche teacher rants about the military. The school is called El rancho high school in the city of pico rivera california. The teacher's...
  • Patriots-Jaguars AFC Championship Game Highest-Rated Program Since Super Bowl LI

    01/23/2018 5:00:44 AM PST · by edzo4 · 85 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 1-22-2018 | CBS Boston
    BOSTON (CBS) — Remember all that talk of the NFL losing viewership? Not only was CBS’ broadcast of Sunday’s AFC Championship Game between the Patriots and Jaguars the most-watched game of the season, it was the highest-rated program on television since New England’s epic comeback against the Atlanta Falcons in last year’s Super Bowl
  • The Military Wants Biodegradable Ammo That Turns Into Plants

    01/10/2017 11:33:26 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    popularmechanics.com ^ | Jan 10, 2017 | Kyle Mizokami
    A solicitation on the Department of Defense's Small Business Innovation Research web site is looking for a smart company to develop biodegradable ammunition. The military would like to see projectile cartridges—which are rarely all cleaned up after a live-fire exercise—made out of biodegradable plastic. The military also references a research paper on the use of biodegradable plastics reinforced with bamboo fibers. But the Pentagon isn't stopping there. It also wants spent ammunition and casings to contain bioengineered seeds that would, after several months, grow environmentally friendly plants that would remove soil contaminants. The proposal even specifies that animals "should be...
  • 'The end is coming,' says Ron Paul

    06/30/2016 7:31:52 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 14 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/29 | Amanda Diaz
    The historic U.K. vote to leave the European Union is a sign of a major global meltdown, not just a watershed that marks the end of a unified continent, former Rep. Ron Paul says. "I think [the EU] will become nonfunctional," Paul told CNBC's " Futures Now " on Tuesday. "It really is coming to an end. It doesn't mean tomorrow or the next day, but people are going to be really unhappy. The end is coming, but it isn't coming because of the breakup," he added. Paul attributed the fallout to "bad fiscal policies" around the globe. He said...
  • 2016 GOP Power Index: Paul fights his way down

    06/01/2015 1:29:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 1, 2015 | Chris Stirewalt
    ---snip--- Sen. Rand Paul is in step with his party on most issues. He’s pro-life, a big backer of gun rights, a small-government conservative and he’s an unabashed critic of President Obama and Hillary Clinton. And yet, Paul is again in the spotlight talking about his disagreements with his own party. For months, Paul has been focused on reducing criminal penalties for drugs. Last week, he blamed GOP hawks for the creation of ISIS. Now, he has succeeded in pulling off a one-man blockade of the Patriot Act. Like his other views, Paul’s stand is no doubt sincere and he...
  • Obama Lacks the Will to Stop America’s Bleeding

    05/13/2015 12:20:19 PM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 5/13/2015 | Charlie Daniels
    I heard on television this weekend that there is a very real possibility that Russia and China are both closing the gap in regards to their air power and could even surpass the U.S. in a few years, which is a most frightening prospect to say the very least. America has maintained global air superiority since World War II. We have been the unquestioned champion of the skies, with aircraft that so far exceeded those of any other nation, war planes with the capability to outmaneuver, outgun, out-bomb and outrun anything in the skies.
  • Rand Paul calls for repeal of drug laws; reaches out to minority voters

    04/11/2015 9:38:43 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 145 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10-7-2015 | Jason Russell
    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., formally launched his presidential campaign Tuesday with a speech in Louisville. Among the notable quotes from Paul's speech was a comment seemingly meant to raise minority support by calling for reform of federal drug laws that disproportionately lead to incarceration of black Americans. "I see an America where criminal justice is applied equally and any law that disproportionately incarcerates people of color is repealed," Paul said. Paul went on to address other topics without expanding much on what kinds of laws he meant. But given his past comments, it's not hard to guess he was talking...
  • Rand Paul is too strong on the Second Amendment, according to the NRA

    04/09/2015 8:58:58 PM PDT · by Plummz · 42 replies
    Red State ^ | Red State
    The NRA’s annual convention is coming up. They invited possible/announced 2016 candidates Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Scott Walker, and Jeb Bush. Two people they didn’t invite: Chris Christie and Rand Paul. It is not surprising that the New Jersey moderate was not invited. But the lack of an invitation for Paul stands out.The Daily Beast reports that Paul did request an invitation to the convention, but was denied: However, a source with knowledge of Paul’s dealings with the NRA said the claim that he did not request an invitation to the convention was “not true.”Further, the...
  • Rand Paul Exposes Democrat Anti-Woman, Anti-Choice Death Culture

    04/09/2015 5:49:50 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 44 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 4/9/15 | Steve Berman
    Thank you, Rand Paul, for sticking it to The Woman.  The AP threw him “the question” on abortion Wednesday during his NH campaign swing, and Rand threw it right back. Later in the day, when asked after a campaign stop in Milford about the interview, which the Democratic National Committee had sent reporters, Paul said, "Why don't we ask the DNC: Is it OK to kill a 7-pound baby in the uterus?" "You go back and go ask (DNC head) Debbie Wasserman Schultz if she's OK with killing a 7-pound baby that's just not born yet," Paul said. "Ask her when life...
  • Rand Paul Has Something to Bring to 2016, But Be Wary

    04/09/2015 4:40:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/09/2015 | The Editors
    Senator Rand Paul is the second Republican to announce his official run for the 2016 presidential nomination. He brings some strengths to the race, and some glaring weaknesses. On the positive side of the ledger, he has emphasized outreach to members of minority groups, especially black Americans. Paul can be an appealing politician with a knack for political theater, so he has had some success in front of unfavorable audiences. Such efforts are necessary to broaden the party’s appeal, and other candidates would do well to emulate Paul’s work (if not his chummy pow-wow with racial provocateur Al Sharpton). The...
  • Sam Youngman: A critical look at Rand Paul and 'winnability'

    03/30/2015 6:55:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | March 30, 2015 | Sam Youngman
    Rand Paul likes to say that the Republican Party should follow the advice of painter Robert Henri, who said people should "paint like a man coming over a hill singing." But Paul, one week away from an announcement that he is running for president, often seems like a man running down a hill so fast that his feet can't keep up with his momentum. As he prepares to take a formal step onto the biggest stage in politics, Kentucky's junior U.S. Senator has previewed his campaign message as one of "winnability." "Ted Cruz is a conservative — but it also...
  • ‘PRESIDENT PAUL’: Rand Paul Gets Standing Ovation At CPAC

    02/28/2015 6:19:49 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 85 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/27/15 | Patrick Howley
    Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul earned a standing ovation at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Friday, with members of the conservative activist crowd chanting “President Paul” at one point. Paul made clear overtures to a presidential run. The video of his speech is below. Here are some highlights: “Your rights are in your DNA and the government, quite frankly, can get over it.” “I say that your phone records are yours! I say that the phone records of law-abiding citizens are none of their damn business.” “Hillary’s war made us less safe. … As Hillary was declaring victory in...
  • 25 Quotes That Show You How Much Liberals Hate Soldiers Like Chris Kyle

    02/07/2015 4:15:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2015 | John Hawkins
    1) “In Vietnam, our soldiers came back and they were reviled as baby killers, in shame and humiliation. It isn’t happening now, but I will tell you, there has never been an [American] army as violent and murderous as our army has been in Iraq.” —Seymour Hersh2) “I haven't seen American Sniper, but correct me if I'm wrong: An occupier mows down faceless Iraqis but the real victim is his anguished soul.” – Max Blumenthal3) “Put a man in uniform, preferably a white man, give him a gun, and Americans will worship him. It is a particularly childish trait, of...
  • Anti-Military Anthem Played at ´Concert for Valor´

    11/11/2014 6:16:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 65 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/11/14 | Ethan Epstein
    Who would have thought that that Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl, and Zac Brown, accomplished musicians all, would be so, well, tone-deaf? But how else to explain their choice of song—Creedence Clearwater´s famously anti-war anthem “Fortunate Son”—at the ostensibly pro-military “Concert for Valor” this evening on the National Mall? The song, not to put too fine a point on it, is an anti-war screed, taking shots at "the red white and blue." It was a particularly terrible choice given that Fortunate Son is, moreover, an anti-draft song, and this concert was largely organized to honor those who volunteered to fight in
  • Paul Ryan And The Left’s Racial Code-Talkers

    03/14/2014 8:21:41 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 3/13/2014 | Robert Tracinski
    Yesterday, Paul Ryan spoke at length on a conservative radio talk show about the role of work in raising people out of poverty. Asked what the Republican plan was to end poverty, he replied: In a nutshell, work works. It’s all about getting people to work. And when you were one of the leaders of welfare reform in the 1990’s, we got excoriated for saying that as a condition of welfare, people should go to work and it should be a bridge not a permanent system. And it worked very well, but there were dozens of other welfare programs that...
  • Obama's Historic Defense Cuts Spell Disaster

    02/26/2014 6:08:00 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 2/25/2014 | Ben Shapiro
    On Monday, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced massive cuts to the size of the armed services, slashing the army to its pre-World War II size. In 2011, the army had some 566,000 soldiers; Hagel wants it cut to somewhere between 440,000 and 450,000 troops by 2019. If Congress does not add additional funding, Hagel threatens to slash that number to 420,000 by 2019.
  • Greenwald: How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive and Destroy Reputations

    02/24/2014 5:29:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    Glenn Greenwald's The Intercept & Guardian UK ^ | February 24, 2014 | Glenn Greenwald
    One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snowden archive is how western intelligence agencies are attempting to manipulate and control online discourse with extreme tactics of deception and reputation-destruction. It’s time to tell a chunk of that story, complete with the relevant documents. Over the last several weeks, I worked with NBC News to publish a series of articles about “dirty trick” tactics used by GCHQ’s previously secret unit, JTRIG (Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group). These were based on four classified GCHQ documents presented to the NSA and the other three partners in...
  • Democrats honored veterans at convention with graphics of ships from … Russian Navy?

    09/12/2012 10:16:50 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 38 replies
    HotAir ^ | September 12, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Hotair reports how Admiral John Nathman (Retired, U.S. Navy) gave a speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention to honor U.S. Veterans while using a graphic of Soviet-Russian naval warships instead of U.S. Naval warships as the background.
  • U. S. Combat Vet Attacked By Anti-Family Judge

    07/26/2012 11:06:28 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 4 replies
    National Coalition For Men ^ | Eric Ross, PhD, | Eric Ross, PhD,
    Judge Pezzetti This Soldier Served Our Country. Now He Needs Your Support By Eric Ross, PhD, Acting President of NCFM Greater NY Chapter, Investigative Reporter, National Writers’ Syndicate In 2011 Sgt. Casey Gray was called to Active Duty in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Unfortunately, he was already in the midst of a “battle” − his child custody case in Oakland County, Pontiac, Michigan. In February 2011, the Hon. Elizabeth Pezzetti, presiding over his case, said in court that she would never give custody to the father because he was a soldier in the US Army. While deployed, Sergeant Gray...