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  • Warplanes: Russia Curses Its Crappy Engines(The Language Barrier)

    08/26/2014 6:20:15 AM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 18 replies
    Strategy Page ^ | Aug 26,2014 | Strategy Page
    August 26, 2014: Russian defense officials recently (early August) reaffirmed the plan to upgrade the aging MiG-31 interceptor fleet and keep this Cold War era jet fight in service until the end of the 2020s. By then Russia hopes to have a replacement aircraft. This announcement comes despite problems with recently refurbished MiG-31 fighters. Earlier in 2014 Russia said it was moving forward with yet another round of fixes and improvements to the MiG-31. In particular the D30F6 engines will be tweaked and upgraded to make them more powerful, efficient and reliable. This comes in the aftermath of two crashes...
  • After his release from Fort Leavenworth, beginning his new life as a ranch hand in Medford

    07/27/2014 11:07:03 AM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 17 replies
    Daily Oklahoman ^ | story by Adam Kemp | photos by Sarah Phipps
    FREE ON THE PLAINS Four months after his release from U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Michael Behenna is beginning his new life as a ranch hand in Medford story by Adam Kemp | photos by Sarah Phipps MEDFORD — A handful of “old-timers” sit in a downtown cafe tucked between vacant buildings as old as they are and gossip over a pot of coffee. With just shy of 1,000 residents, it seems everybody knows everybody in Medford and everybody loves to know everybody’s business. On this day, the caffeine-fueled dialogue among the regulars at Make Your Mark Coffeehouse and...
  • Breaking (Vanity)

    06/20/2014 2:26:44 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 14 replies
    Hundreds locked down at Enterprise Office and Capitol 1 CC because of White Powder scare in Tulsa County!!!
  • Apple's new Swift coding language hopes to lock down errors. (Die Objective-C!!!)

    06/02/2014 5:53:12 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 47 replies
    CNet ^ | June 2, 2014 12:16 PM PDT | Seth Rosenblatt
    Apple's new programming language Swift promises to be easier and faster to code with and more secure. Swift promises to blaze past Objective-C and Python, with complex object sort 3.9 times faster and RC4 encryption 220 times faster than Python. Federighi promised that developers simply won't be able to make entire classes of errors that currently plague them, even though code written in Swift will be able to run alongside current Objective-C code.
  • President Barack Obama's national security flops just keep coming (Boy oh boy!!)

    05/31/2014 1:21:21 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 13 replies
    Telegraph | May 31, 2014 | Matt Lewis
    The US leader President Barack Obama tried again this week to hit the reset button on his reputation as America’s guardian of national security. While the issue plagues his poll ratings and his many speeches crowd out other more fruitful areas for a Democratic president, there he was again on Wednesday at West Point, outlining his foreign policy strategy. The reception for the speech was dire. The Washington Post declared that he had “marshaled a virtual corps of straw men,” in making an argument for an “Obama doctrine” that was at odds with every US president since the Second World...
  • Legacy airframe and modern technology CONECT (B-52 Still has 8 Engines?)

    05/27/2014 9:08:32 AM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 41 replies
    USAF ^ | July 26, 2013 | Airman 1st Class Joseph Raatz
    BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. (AFNS) -- Air Force Global Strike Command took delivery of a significantly enhanced Boeing B-52H Stratofortress in a ceremony here, April 25. The B-52H spent the previous 10 months at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., being refitted with the Combat Network Communications Technology, or CONECT, upgrade. This modification is designed to greatly improve the aircraft's utility in the modern battlespace and to keep the 50-year-old aircraft capable and lethal until at least 2040. "The first CONECT B-52 we're about to receive is a major leap forward in advancing the BUFF on the battlefield," said Maj....
  • I for one would like to congratulate Europe for coming to their senses. (Vanity)

    05/25/2014 6:38:00 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 23 replies
    Of course the conservative shift is not carried in the news but the Tea Party should take notes and reload. Good luck Euros I hope it's not too late. justanotherokie
  • Eccentric candidates make for strange Idaho gubernatorial debate

    05/16/2014 8:02:13 AM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 18 replies ^ | May 15, 2014 | America
    Idaho's Republican governor and his Tea Party challenger were completely overshadowed Wednesday by a biker who claimed God told him he would be president and a longtime Idaho resident with 16 children who said he went to jail for home schooling. Harley Brown came dressed in his biker regalia. In his opening remarks he proclaimed that after a low point in his life, God told him he would become the commander in chief. Brown said he is running against political correctness, saying it "sucks" and is “bondage.” He said he is also fighting to stop discrimination against bikers, who he...
  • Call Kurtis: How To Hide Your House On Google Street View

    05/16/2014 7:15:47 AM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 24 replies
    CBS Sacramento ^ | May 15, 2014 10:45 PM | Kurtis Ming
    ELK GROVE (CBS13) — Living in a world of shrinking privacy, Walt Babigian was worried crooks could scope out his home using a now ubiquitous technology: Google Street View. Street View, which Google introduced in 2007, uses panoramic photos of streets across the United States and other countries, meant to provide a front view of buildings, houses and other locations. But Babigian, who admits he’s overprotective of his family, thinks its being used by bad guys too — to scope out a neighborhood, he said. “You’re got high bushes in front of the gate,” he said, pointing at his computer...
  • Elin swipes at Tiger in graduation speech

    05/12/2014 10:23:32 AM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 10, 2014 | 2:58pm | by Pedro Oliveira Jr.
    Tiger who? Elin Nordegren on Saturday graduated atop her class after a nine-year college career — and then educated her audience with some rare, albeit veiled, comments about her ex, the world’s greatest golfer. It was a rare display of public candor from the former Swedish model, who graduated with a 3.96 GPA from Rollins College’s Hamilton Holt School in Winter Park, Fla. In her commencement address, she told her 300 classmates that night school offered her a “place of peace in the wild storm of my personal life.”
  • Software Estimation: How Misperceptions Mean We Almost Always Get It Wrong

    04/09/2014 5:11:04 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 65 replies
    Dr. Dobbs Journal ^ | April 08, 2014 | Carol Dekkers
    Software developers are among the smartest people on the planet and often boast advanced degrees in mathematics, engineering, or computer science. In some ways, they are like superheroes — capable of programming complex functions, juggling myriad technologies, morphing customer ideas into working software, all the while not breaking a sweat. So how is it that despite such technical savvy and programming prowess, they are so woefully poor at project estimation? Study upon study cites that less than one-third of projects are delivered on time or on budget. Couple this with the fact that close to half of the effort spent...

    04/06/2014 9:17:49 AM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 29 replies
    LPGA commissioner Michael Whan said he was frustrated and disappointed that Paulina Gretzky was splashed across the cover of this month's Golf Digest and in their featured spreads in the magazine. "Obviously we’re disappointed and frustrated by the editorial direction (and timing) Golf Digest has chosen with the announcement of its most recent magazine cover," he said. "If a magazine called Golf Digest is interested in showcasing females in the game, yet consistently steers away from the true superstars who’ve made history over the last few years, something is clearly wrong."
  • Chrysler's Ram gains ground on Silverado

    03/22/2014 8:24:03 AM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 70 replies
    Automotive News ^ | March 22, 2014 - 12:01 am ET | Larry P. Vellequette
    DETROIT -- The side-view mirror of a Chevrolet Silverado contains this warning: "Objects may be closer than they appear." The warning could be talking about the Ram. The Silverado, the longtime No. 2 in pickup sales, still has a substantial lead on No. 3 Ram. But the Ram is gaining. In the last seven months, after the redesigned Silverado arrived last summer, Ram sales were at 208,414, while the Silverado was at 261,258 -- still a sizable gap of 52,844 units. But consider: In the same period a year earlier, the gap between the two was 97,199 units. In the...
  • Corning: Sapphire Is Heavy, Environmentally-Unfriendly, and It Actually Does Break

    03/05/2014 9:01:07 AM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 38 replies
    Softpedia ^ | March 5th, 2014, 14:28 GMT | Filip Truta
    Corning, the makers of Gorilla Glass, aren’t convinced that sapphire is the right way to go for Apple. Speaking at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference, one of the company’s executives slammed the material, calling it a bad choice from a number of viewpoints. Apple is known to have enlisted the services of a company called GT Advanced to make huge amounts of sapphire crystal/glass for an upcoming product, or even more than one product. One of those is believed to be the iPhone 6, a bigger version of the flagship Apple smartphone that is said to sport...
  • Ford expected to drop Microsoft, use BlackBerry QNX in next-gen Sync

    02/22/2014 2:04:31 PM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 22 replies
    AutoNews ^ | Craig Trudell and Jeff Green | Craig Trudell and Jeff Green
    TOKYO/DETROIT/TORONTO (Bloomberg) -- Ford Motor Co., struggling with in-car technology glitches, will base the next-generation Sync system on BlackBerry Ltd.'s QNX and no longer use Microsoft Corp.'s Windows, according to people briefed on the matter. Using QNX will be less expensive than licensing Microsoft technology and will improve the flexibility and speed of the next Sync system, said the people, who declined to be identified because the decision hasn't been made public. Ford has more than 7 million vehicles on the road with Sync using Microsoft voice-activated software to make mobile phone calls and play music. Ford CEO Alan Mulally,...
  • Inside Target, CEO Gregg Steinhafel Struggles to Contain Giant Cybertheft

    02/19/2014 10:58:29 AM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 19 replies
    WSJ ^ | Feb 18, 2014 | Monica Langley
    How Target Is Working to Manage Crisis After Theft of Credit and Debit Card Numbers From Millions of Customers MINNEAPOLIS—Executives settled around a square table inside a Target Corp. TGT +1.92% conference room here earlier this month and munched on store-brand snacks as they chewed over something far less appetizing. Opinion surveys commissioned by the company found that the massive cybertheft that waylaid Target late last year had knocked confidence and trust in the 51-year-old retailer to an all-time low. Some of the executives were frustrated. Target was having trouble shaking the fallout from a key decision by Chief Executive...
  • Paul Ryan: Fate of Immigration Bill 'Clearly in Doubt'

    02/02/2014 9:32:32 AM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 44 replies
    Breibart ^ | 2/2/2014 | by Jonathan Strong
    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, one of the top proponents for bringing a major immigration reform bill to the House floor this year, raised serious doubts about the likelihood of such legislation in remarks on ABC's This Week. Ryan also provided greater detail about how the GOP's approach might be structured. Referring to provisions to increase border security and interior security, Ryan said “those things have to be in law, in practice, and independently verified before the rest of the law can occur. So it's a security-first non-amnesty approach.” That statement is important because it implies key details about...
  • Gibson Sticks Thumb in Obama Administration's Eye with 'Government Series' Guitars

    02/02/2014 8:21:52 AM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 81 replies
    Breibart ^ | feb 1, 2014 | by Jeffrey Poor
    In 2011, the Department of Justice raided Gibson Guitar facilities in Memphis and Nashville, alleging a violation of the so-called Lacey Act, a law that bans the importation of certain kinds of wildlife, plants and wood. At the time of the raid, Gibson Guitars CEO Henry Juszkiewicz told Hugh Hewitt on his radio show that the feds confiscated tonewood imported from India for the guitar Gibson manufacturers which would result in a cost of $2 to $3 million for his company. At a great expense in legal fees and time, Juszkiewicz fought the federal government tooth and nail. But in...
  • Grace of Monaco’ to open Cannes Film Festival

    01/25/2014 7:56:16 AM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 37 replies
    Fox 411 ^ | January 24, 2014 | John Hopewell
    PARIS — Nicole Kidman-starrer “Grace of Monaco” will open the 67th Cannes Festival on May 14, it was announced today. The film portrays a period in the life of American actress who became Princess Grace of Monaco when she married Prince Rainier III in 1956, in what was dubbed “the marriage of the century.” An Oscar winner, she was already a huge film star, having worked with the very greatest (John Ford, Alfred Hitchcock, Fred Zinnemann) Hollywood-based filmmakers, she was suddenly confronted with an offer by Hitchcock to take the lead in his new film “Marnie” and French government ambitions...
  • Oklahoma State Senator Introduces "Piers Morgan Act" to Allow Open Carry

    01/24/2014 1:20:09 PM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 8 replies ^ | Jan 24, 2014 | Christine Rousselle
    British CNN host Piers Morgan is well known for his vocal anti-gun views. In response to Morgan's views, Oklahoma State Senator Nathan Dahm filed Senate Bill 1473 - the "Piers Morgan Constitutional Right to Keep and Bear Arms Without Infringement Act." The act would permit all law-abiding citizens over the age of 18 to open carry a loaded or unloaded gun without a license in the state of Oklahoma. Guns would still be banned from places designated as "gun free." "The Second Amendment says the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, and yet...
  • Taxpayers doling out too much dough to control deer, critics charge.

    01/19/2014 7:46:14 AM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 49 replies ^ | January 18, 2014 | By Joshua Rhett Miller
    From New York to California, local governments are spending taxpayer dollars to sterilize female deer, but critics say the approach is a misguided, ineffective and “incredibly expensive” approach to thinning out the herds that has become a suburban scourge. While some communities have used lethal means to curb the exploding population of deer, which roam backyards, destroy gardens and wander into traffic, others have taken what they see as a more humane approach — tranquilizing female deer and removing their ovaries. Average costs are about $1,200 per deer, according to a 2011 report by the New York State Department of...
  • NJ Mayor: Christie Withheld Sandy Funds as Political Payback(Pay it forward)

    01/18/2014 1:11:40 PM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 7 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 1/18/2014 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    First came bridge-gate. Now the mayor of Hoboken, N.J., has accused Gov. Chris Christie's administration of withholding Superstorm Sandy relief when she refused to OK a redevelopment project — with links to the agency at the heart of the bridge scandal — the governor favored.
  • Movie mogul says new Streep film to make NRA ‘wish they weren’t alive’

    01/16/2014 4:24:15 AM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 61 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, January 15, 2014 | By Emily Miller
    Movie producer Harvey Weinstein announced for the first time on Howard Stern’s radio show that he is making a full feature drama to try to destroy the National Rifle Association. Mr. Stern asked Mr. Weinstein on Wednesday whether he owned a gun. The Hollywood heavyweight replied that he did not and never would. “I don’t think we need guns in this country. And I hate it,” the producer said. “I think the NRA is a disaster area.”
  • Emails Reveal Deceased Hedge Fund Manager Refused To Join Bill Gates’ "Worthless" Giving Pledge

    01/01/2014 4:59:06 PM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 20 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | December 31, 2013 at 11:43am EST | Rosie Gray
    Bill Gates tried to get hedge fund founder Robert W. Wilson, who committed suicide over the weekend, to join his giving pledge. Wilson, who gave away hundreds of millions of dollars of his personal fortune on his own, politely told Gates he wanted to “stay far away” from his effort.
  • Congress on Red Alert for 60 Minutes Exposé of D.C. Corruption (!!Tonight!!)

    10/20/2013 2:14:57 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 71 replies
    Breibart ^ | 10/20/2013 | Wynton Hall
    Members of Congress and their staffs are on red alert tonight for a CBS 60 Minutes investigation by veteran CBS reporter Steve Kroft and Government Accountability Institute (GAI) President and Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer exposing how lawmakers convert campaign donations into lavish lifestyle upgrades for themselves and their family members. Sources say top CBS executives thought the report was so explosive that they made it the show’s lead story and delayed airing it for another week in order to capture tonight’s much larger NFL-viewing audience. The report features selected revelations from Schweizer’s forthcoming book, Extortion: How Politicians Extract...
  • Feds tell Web firms to turn over user account passwords

    07/25/2013 6:16:38 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 1 replies
    CNet ^ | July 25, 2013 11:26 AM PDT | Declan McCullagh
    Secret demands mark escalation in Internet surveillance by the federal government through gaining access to user passwords, which are typically stored in encrypted form.
  • US Intelligence Report a Cut-Paste on Chinese Missiles

    07/13/2013 6:13:24 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 13 replies
    Defense Update ^ | July, 13 2013 | admin
    College students can be flunked for cut-and-paste reports, think tankers can be embarrassed, Defense News staff writers can be fired, but not, apparently, members of the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC). Defense News reports. Most of its so-called “updated” report, 2013 Ballistic and Cruise Missile Threat, which contains contributions from the Defense Intelligence Agency Missile and Space Intelligence Center and the Office of Naval Intelligence, was largely a cut-and-paste job from its 2009 report. Some of the material is identical to the 2006 and 1998 report.
  • Did Russian president's 'affair' with young gymnast end his 30-year marriage?

    06/07/2013 9:06:58 AM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 69 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 13:31 EST, 6 June 2013 | Anna Edwards
    Russian President Vladimir Putin and his wife, Lyudmila, have announced that they have separated and their marriage is over. The 60-year-old and his 55-year-old wife broke the news of the end of the 29-year marriage in an obviously staged TV interview after a night at the ballet that made no mention of Putin's alleged mistress, former Olympic gymnast Alina Kabayeva, 30. Asked on Rossiya-24 television about longstanding rumours that the Putins no longer lived together, the 60-year-old Putin said: 'That is true.' But neither clarified whether they were legally divorced and Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said he did not know....
  • NYT: White House Wants Holder to Resign

    06/02/2013 2:11:14 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 184 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 6/2/2013 | Audrey Hudson
    Presidential aides are privately admitting to a growing frustration inside the White House with Attorney General Eric Holder’s political ineptness in the press leak investigations and are hoping the embattled appointee will resign from office, The New York Times reports. “The White House is apoplectic about him, and has been for a long time,” said an anonymous Democrat source, identified only as a former government employee who acknowledged the White House staffers in question are his friends. President Barack Obama’s advisers are frustrated with Holder’s inability to foresee problems arising from his approval of a subpoena naming a Fox News...
  • Iranian Backed Hackers Infiltrating U.S. Energy Companies

    05/24/2013 3:48:47 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 2 replies
    Breibart ^ | 5/24/2013 | AWR HAWKINS
    Current and former U.S. officials are reporting "Iran backed hackers have escalated a campaign against U.S. corporations" and have infiltrated "computer networks running energy companies." According to The Wall Street Journal, the Iranians "were able to gain access to control-system software that could allow them to manipulate oil or gas pipelines." Although Iran is not the only country or entity trying to hack into U.S. systems--China has been predominant in this area--officials are especially concerned with Iran because their goal is not the acquisition of intelligence or intellectual property merely, but "sabotage." For example, the theory is that the Iranians...
  • IRS sued for seizing 60 million medical records

    05/19/2013 1:07:07 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 5/17/2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    A healthcare provider has sued the Internal Revenue Service and 15 of its agents, charging they wrongfully seized 60 million medical records from 10 million Americans. The name of the provider is not yet known, United Press International said. But Courthouse News Service said the suit claims the agency violated the Fourth Amendment in 2011, when agents executed a search warrant for financial data on one employee – and that led to the seizure of information on 10 million, including state judges. The search warrant did not specify that the IRS could take medical information, UPI said. And information technology...
  • Is There Anything An F-16 Cannot Do? (Break from Politics)

    04/21/2013 3:06:00 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 95 replies
    Strategy Page ^ | April 21, 2013 | Strategy Page
    The U.S. Air Force prefers to use its F-16 fighters for everything. While the F-16 is a capable and versatile aircraft, the main reason for using it so much is because it is so cheap to operate. It costs the air force $23,000 per hour to operate an F-16C. Other fighters are much more expensive. An F-22 costs $68,000 an hour, while an F-15C costs $42,000 and an F-15E $36,000. The only aircraft that beats the F-16C is the A-10C, which costs $18,000 an hour. But the A-10 is not a fighter and is optimized for ground support. The F-16...
  • FPSRussia Home Raided by ATF

    03/28/2013 6:12:35 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 21 replies ^ | 3/28/13 | Daniel Terrill
    The ATF served a federal search warrant at the Georgia home of the popular Youtuber FPSRussia with the intention of finding explosives on Tuesday. Investigators suspect Kyle Myers, the host of the show, might be violating federal law with what he does, to the delight of many, with explosives on Youtube. Kyle Myers Kyle Myers, aka FPSRussia. Federal agents, accompanied by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and deputies with surrounding counties, searched Myers’ home along with his father’s 60-acre farm, where the show is filmed, in Carnesville. However, Kitty Wandel, the producer of the show, said that it was just...
  • Backup presidential limo on its way for Obama in Israel after fuel filling failure(Diesel)

    03/20/2013 7:19:16 AM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 126 replies
    theguardian ^ | Wednesday 20 March 2013 09.45 EDT | Matthew Weaver
    One of the limousines in Barack Obama's fleet has broken after reports that it was mistakenly filled with the wrong fuel at the start of the US president's visit to Israel. Another limo is on its way from Jordan, according to Ma'an News agency, citing Israel's Channel 10, to replace one that was filled with diesel instead of gasolene.
  • Facebook paid no taxes despite record profits

    02/16/2013 11:11:49 AM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 30 replies
    Fox ^ | February 16, 2013 | Fox News
    Despite earning more than $1 billion in profits last year, social media juggernaut Facebook paid zilch when it came to federal and state taxes in 2012. In fact, the website will actually be getting a refund totaling $429 million thanks to a tax reduction for executive stock options. In the coming years, Facebook will continue to get monster tax breaks, totaling about $3 billion.
  • Error Navigating to Breibart Firewall or Hacked (Vanity)

    02/03/2013 6:09:48 PM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 27 replies
    N/A | Justanotherokie
    I receive this warning from my firewall (I think) or Breibart has been hacked??? Reported Attack Page! This web page at has been reported as an attack page and has been blocked based on your security preferences. Attack pages try to install programs that steal private information, use your computer to attack others, or damage your system.Some attack pages intentionally distribute harmful software, but many are compromised without the knowledge or permission of their owners.
  • Jane Fonda Honored at the 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival

    01/24/2013 1:44:44 PM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 22 replies
    TV Media Insights ^ | January 24, 2013 | marcberman
    Two-time Academy Award winner Jane Fonda will be honored at the upcoming 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival in a two-part celebration of her career. The upcoming three-day extravaganza, which takes place Thursday, April 25 through Sunday, April 28 in Hollywood, will feature Fonda having her hand and footprints enshrined in concrete in front of TCL Chinese Theatre. And the star of such memorable films at Klute and Coming Home, will help introduce a screening of 1981 theatrical On Golden Pond, which gave her the opportunity to work with her legendary father, Henry Fonda, for the first and only time. “We...
  • Anonymous Warns of ‘Insurrection in America’ Due to Obama’s Gun Grab

    01/20/2013 1:51:38 PM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 43 replies
    PJ ^ | January 17, 2013 - 1:19 pm | Bridget Johnson
    The international hacktivist group Anonymous today warned of “insurrection in America” as the government controls and twists the narrative on gun-related incidents. Known for the Guy Fawkes masks worn at protests, Anonymous has styled itself as an anti-authority crusader against government corruption and lack of transparency, and supported the Occupy protests. And now the hackers are stepping into the gun control debate, warning in a lengthy message today that “throughout history authoritarian governments have used gun violence as an excuse to take peoples firearms and control there population.” “Obama has been working hard to try and ban semi-automatic weapons and...
  • Broken Arrow lawmaker's bill would defy federal gun laws

    01/19/2013 12:17:34 PM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 25 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 1/18/2013 5:36 AM | By RANDY KREHBIEL World Staff Writer
    A freshman state senator from Broken Arrow has filed legislation challenging the federal government's authority to regulate weapons in any way. Sen. Nathan Dahm's Senate Bill 548 says that "the 2nd Amendment guarantees an individual right to keep and bear arms free from infringement; that federal acts, laws, orders, rules, regulations, bans, or registration requirements regarding firearms constitute an infringement on the individual right, are not authorized by the Constitution of the United States and violate its true meaning and intent as given by the founders and ratifiers, and are hereby declared to be invalid in the State of Oklahoma,...
  • Feds Raise Hackles Over 5-Hour Energy Drink( Say it ain't so!! )

    12/13/2012 10:35:24 AM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 44 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 12:55 PM, Dec 13, 2012 | ALEXANDER KAZAM
    The FDA is raising hackles over the equivalent of an espresso shot in a bottle: the popular 5-Hour Energy drink that has billions of dollars in sales over the past decade. 5 hour The hubbub over 5-Hour Energy, which has some fans stockpiling 12-packs of the bottles in anticipation of a possible ban, was sparked by an article in the New York Times claiming that 5-Hour Energy has been “linked” to 13 deaths reported to the FDA in the past four years. In truth, millions of bottles of 5-Hour Energy are consumed every week, and there is no evidence whatsoever...
  • Exclusive: John McAfee Wanted for Murder (Anti Virus King into Bath Salts)

    11/12/2012 11:28:28 AM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 45 replies
    Gizmoto ^ | 11/12/2012 | Jeff Wise
    Antivirus pioneer John McAfee is on the run from murder charges, Belize police say. According to Marco Vidal, head of the national police force's Gang Suppression Unit, McAfee is a prime suspect in the murder of American expatriate Gregory Faull, who was gunned down Saturday night at his home in San Pedro Town on the island of Ambergris Caye. Details remain sketchy so far, but residents say that Faull was a well-liked builder who hailed originally from California. The two men had been at odds for some time. Last Wednesday, Faull filed a formal complaint against McAfee with the mayor's...
  • World's smallest supercharged V8 enters production

    10/03/2012 7:19:57 AM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 56 replies
    High Gear Media ^ | 9/2/2012 | Nelson Ireson
    Unless you're into model cars (like, really into them) you may not have heard of Conley Precision Engines. That's a shame. Why? Because they build the Stinger 609, the world's smallest supercharged four-stroke V-8 engine, which has finally entered production. At just 6.09 cubic inches (hence the name), or nearly 100 cc, it's a very small displacement V-8. Despite the small displacement, the engine revs to 10,000 rpm and produces 9 horsepower.
  • Iran Cleric Pummeled by ‘Badly Covered’ Woman After Warning

    09/19/2012 9:07:38 AM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 44 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 19 Sep 2012 10:48 AM | Ladane Nasseri
    An Iranian cleric said he was beaten by a woman in the northern province of Semnan after giving her a warning for being “badly covered,” the state-run Mehr news agency reported. Hojatoleslam Ali Beheshti said he encountered the woman in the street while on his way to the mosque in the town of Shahmirzad, and asked her to cover herself up, to which she replied “you, cover your eyes,” according to Mehr. The cleric repeated his warning, which he said prompted her to insult and push him. “I fell on my back on the floor,” Beheshti said in the report....
  • Burger Battle: In-N-Out Vs Five Guys (Incomplete analysis on an serious matter)

    07/05/2012 2:02:47 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 166 replies
    Pajama's Media ^ | July 3, 2012 | Bryan Preston
    That was a good question, but I didn’t have an answer. I could only shrug. I grew up on Whataburgers so I could authoritatively rule them great but Five Guys better. Ditto for Sonic, despite its unstoppable cherry limeade. We all have our local haunts that can’t be topped. Around Austin, that’s Mighty Fine. Up in Baltimore, Burger Bros. is amazing and I cannot recommend them highly enough. Every town has its own best burger. But among the big chains that inspire fanatic loyalty, which is the best? Overall Taste. Let me note for the record that both In-N-Out and...
  • Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake gets official

    07/02/2012 7:06:39 AM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 39 replies
    AutoBlog ^ | 6/29/2012 | Jeremy Korzeniewski
    We've been anxiously waiting for the wraps to officially come off the 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake, and by golly, the wait is finally over. Our excitement, though, is tempered by Mercedes-Benz Manager of Product & Technology Public Relations Christian Bokich, who tells us, "Currently, there are no plans to bring the CLS Shooting Brake to the United States." To which we reply, "Boo!" While we may take a bit of issue with Mercedes-Benz's assertion that "The proportions of the CLS Shooting Brake are surprising but clearly those of a coupé... but with five doors and a roof which continues...
  • It’s Time Conservatives Boycotted HBO & Time Warner

    06/15/2012 10:08:50 AM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 53 replies
    Townhall . Com ^ | Jun 15, 2012 10:07 AM EST | Staff
    The latest insult (filming President Bush’s Decapitated Head on a Spike) from HBO is enough to put me over the edge. Join me and ensure HBO and Time Warner feel some economic pain. Jeffrey Bewkes are you listening? It is time to close our wallets to HBO and all Time Warner Divisions. It is time for conservatives to “vote with their feet” and choose other programing, movies, and products. Here is a list of simple actions each conservative individual can take (these are my opinions and not those of TownHall or its management): - Cancel your subscription HBO. Fast, simple,...
  • Justin Bieber wanted for questioning after 'roughing up' a photographer (I'll eat your face off)

    05/28/2012 6:31:16 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 41 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 5/28/2012 | Iona Kirby
    Teen idol Justin Bieber is wanted for questioning by Los Angeles County Sheriff's investigators - after a paparazzo complained of being roughed up by the young pop star at a shopping center. The scuffle allegedly happened when the photographer tried to snap pictures of the 18-year-old and his girlfriend Selena Gomez, after they walked out of a theater at The Commons at Calabasas today. Sheriff Lt. Robert Wiard says the photographer in question called 911 on Sunday and complained of pain to his chest.
  • Anti-Defamation League slams Urban Outfitters over shirt featuring perceived Holocaust imagery

    04/23/2012 3:26:36 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 8 replies ^ | April 23, 2012 | Allison McGevna
    The Anti-Defamation League is calling out retailer Urban Outfitters for a shirt the Jewish group claims bears a symbol strikingly similar to the one used by Nazis to identify Jews during the Holocaust. The sale of the shirt, which comes on the heels of National Holocaust Remembrance Day, is just the latest in a long line of offensive products from Urban Outfitters, the ADL tells The T-shirt, sold by the Philadelphia-based Urbn Inc. but manufactured by Dutch label Wood Wood, is a yellow and features a blue six-pointed star on a breast pocket. But the ADL tells that...
  • Shooting suspect Jake England tells his story to noted attorney Clark Brewster

    04/13/2012 5:10:42 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 28 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 4/13/2012 | By JERRY WOFFORD World Staff Writer
    Tulsa attorney Clark Brewster held a news conference this afternoon to announce that he will defend Good Friday shootings suspect Jake England. Brewster said he made the decision to provide his service for free after receiving a letter from England's mother, Teri Alexander, who is incarcerated Mabel Bassett Correctional Center in McLoud. The letter described England's difficult childhood and asked for his help, Brewster said. "Our family does not hate black people," Alexander wrote in her letter. Brewster also said that after interviewing England over the past week, he does not believe that England has any animosity toward black people
  • Craig County Woman, 73, Busted For Marijuana Possession

    04/10/2012 12:02:53 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 9 replies
    NewsOn6 ^ | 4/10/2012 | Russell Hulstine,
    CRAIG COUNTY, Oklahoma - A 73-year-old Craig County woman was arrested Monday after sheriff's deputies searched her home and found marijuana and $278,000 in cash. Darlene Mayes was booked into the Craig County jail. Sheriff Jimmie Sooter says a lengthy investigation led deputies to conduct a search of her home Monday. Along with the five pounds of marijuana, deputies found the cash in vacuum-sealed bags in the house and in her car. Mayes home is located six miles east of Vinita. Mayes was booked into the Craig County jail on a complaint of possession of marijuana.