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  • Common mistakes while bugging out

    04/17/2015 6:46:28 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 52 replies
    SHTF School ^ | 4/11/15 | Selco
    Bugging out is something that I once failed to do, because I did not even realize that it needed to be done, actually I saw what was happening but I did not „proccess“ the information in correct way, so I stay and had to go trough whole period of watching, doing, and getting hit by violence, together with being cold, hungry, sick and everything else. Because bugging out is so important and survival done right is often not getting into survival situations in the first place I stress importance of bugging out (if you are not already live in great...
  • Twin boys' World War II dream comes true

    04/17/2015 11:17:22 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 5 replies
    CBS News ^ | 4/3/15 | Steve Hartman
    The folks who run the Yorktown say a lot of kids love the ship, but no kid has ever fallen for a sailor who served on the vessel like these two boys have fallen for Mr. Harding. Which is why, for this trip, the Yorktown made special arrangements for a surprise visitor: Mr. Harding. The boys ran to embrace him; hugging an old salt never felt so sweet. It was hard to tell who enjoyed it more, or who needed it more. Over the years Mr. Harding says he'd kept most of his war stories to himself.
  • Shocking images from cameras on Texas-Mexico border (Shortened)

    04/17/2015 10:34:41 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/17/15 | Wills Robinson
    Cameras placed along Texas' 1,200-mile border with Mexico have captured the stream of illegal immigrants sneaking into the country on a daily basis. The network of more than 1,000 motion detectors, similar to those used to film wildlife, have been placed strategically in areas that have not been secured - where Mexican citizens can cross and evade capture with ease. They helped border guards apprehend nearly 30,000 suspects and led to 88,400 pounds of drugs being seized in 2014 as part of Operation Drawbridge. The system has also had a significant impact on Mexican cartels and their ability to smuggle...
  • Grierson's Grand Raid

    04/17/2015 8:49:02 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 15 replies
    After conferring with General William Sooy Smith, commanding at La Grange, Grierson issued orders for "light rations" to his brigade, which now consisted of the Sixth and Seventh Illinois, and the second Iowa. On the beautiful spring morning of April 17, Grierson led the long column of seventeen hundred officers and men out of La Grange and headed south. Grierson himself, carried a small-scale map of plantations and Confederate storehouses, and a jew's harp in his blouse. The command met no opposition on the first day, traveling an easy thirty miles to halt just short of Ripley, Mississippi at the...
  • A dog's life: study reveals people's hormonal link with tail-waggers

    04/16/2015 1:18:41 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 44 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 4/16/15 | Will Dunham
    Dogs are called "man's best friend" - women's, too - and scientists say the bond between people and their pooches may be deeper than you might think. Researchers in Japan said on Thursday oxytocin, a hormone that among other things helps reinforce bonds between parents and their babies, increases in humans and their dogs when they interact, particularly when looking into one another's eyes. They described a series of experiments that suggest that people and their canine companions have mutually developed this instinctual bonding mechanism in the thousands of years since dogs were first domesticated.
  • Police: Muslims threw Christians overboard during trip to Italy

    04/16/2015 11:09:14 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 16 replies
    Italy's migration crisis took on a deadly new twist Thursday as police in Sicily reported that Muslim migrants had thrown 12 Christians overboard during a recent crossing from Libya, and aid groups said another 41 were feared drowned in a separate incident.
  • Abandoned homes cause problems in Albuquerque neighborhood

    04/16/2015 10:20:19 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 35 replies
    KRQE News 13 ^ | 4/14/15 | Tina Jensen
    “Everything’s stolen out of this home right by us. Mold all over the wall in the kitchen. There’s absolutely nothing in the house,” said neighbor Bill Carpenter. “But no one’s doing anything.” It’s not the only home that’s had problems. Around the corner at 10323 Dunbar NW, there’s a vacant home that once had a collection of beehives in the backyard. It’s been in the foreclosure process for a few years, but is not yet bank-owned, according to court records. Around the corner from that home is 10335 Durham Street NW, a home that’s been tied up in the foreclosure...
  • Former TSA Agent: Groping Scandal Is Business as Usual

    04/16/2015 9:24:30 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 5 replies
    Time ^ | 4/15/15 | Jason Edward Harrington
    Over the course of my six years with the TSA, the leveraging of rules and surveillance tools to abuse passengers was a daily checkpoint occurrence. Has the TSA screener searching your luggage suddenly decided to share with you the finer points of official bag-search procedure just as your final boarding call is being announced? There’s a good chance that he or she just doesn’t like you. Or in some cases, as we’ve seen, it may be that the screener finds you attractive and wants to use the TSA rules as an excuse to get his or her hands on you.
  • Ted Cruz brings in more than $4 million at start of 2016 campaign

    04/16/2015 8:30:59 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 15 replies
    CBS News ^ | Rebecca Kaplan
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz brought in $4.3 million during the first nine days of his presidential campaign, according to paperwork he filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC).
  • Terror on the streets of South Africa (Shortened)

    04/16/2015 8:27:03 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/16/15 | Claire Carter
    A woman was left covered in blood after she was injured in the latest violent anti-immigrant protests in South Africa. So far six people are believed to have been killed in the violent protests which started two weeks ago in Durban, a key port on South Africa's Indian Ocean coast, spreading to Johannesburg. In the latest show of violence around 200 protesters, shouting that they wanted immigrants to leave the country, pelted passing vehicles and the police with rocks.
  • 12 Bad Strategies That Will Get Preppers Killed

    04/14/2015 7:28:54 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 180 replies
    The Organic Prepper ^ | 4/11/15 | Daisy Luther
    Bad Strategy #1: “I’ll just hunt and live off the land.”Bad Strategy #2: “I’ll go into the woods and live there.”Bad Strategy #3: “I’ll bug out on foot for 73 miles through the mountains, even though I don’t regularly exercise.”Bad Strategy #4: “I don’t need a group. I’m going to go it alone.”Bad Strategy #5: “I don’t need to store food, I’ll just take everyone else’s because I’m a bad-ass.”Bad Strategy #5: “I don’t need to store food, I’ll just take everyone else’s because I’m a bad-ass.”Bad Strategy #7: “I don’t store food. I store seeds.”Bad Strategy #8: “I’ll just...
  • 8-foot-long carnivorous cat-eating lizards are invading Florida

    04/10/2015 7:06:52 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 87 replies
    Business Insider via Yahoo News ^ | 4/10/15 | Kevin Loria
    Wildlife officials armed with shotguns will be increasing patrols of Palm Beach County canals from once a month to four to six times a month to try to hunt the reptiles down, according to the Sun Sentinel. The plan is to catch or shoot the lizards on sight — they've got 20 in Palm Beach since July.
  • Is There Something Behind the Power Outage in Washington DC?

    04/10/2015 12:32:55 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 34 replies
    armstrongeconomics.com ^ | Martin Armstrong
    The April 7th, 2015 power outage in Washington DC is curious to say the least. Virtually instantaneously, the government declare it was not a terrorist attack. After all, how could that possibly be when the NSA guards the country. If there was an attack on the power-grid, then the NSA would have to answer for their failure. So clearly, if it was an attack, they would never admit it. Instead, this has been attributed to a piece of metal breaking loose from a power line 43 miles southeast of the District of Columbia, which knocked out electricity to the White...
  • Ted Cruz Posters

    04/09/2015 8:54:38 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 16 replies
    Patriot Retort ^ | 3/22/15 | Dianny
    This is an old post from back right before Ted Cruz announced, but there is a number of pretty good posters the Patriot Retort's Dianny Came up with! Hope you enjoy!!
  • White House, State Department Lose Power Due To Scattered Outages

    04/07/2015 10:16:14 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 46 replies
    CBS News ^ | 4/7/15
    White House, State Department Lose Power Due To Scattered Outages April 7, 2015 1:09 PM Share on email View Comments Related Tags: Power Outage, State Department, White House Latest News College CheerleadersCheerleader Roundup: College Edition Best Of Washington D.C.D.C.'s Food Court Cute AnimalsCute Animal Alert You've Earned Points for Reading!Claim points in our Reward Center, and earn more tomorrow.Claim Points WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — The White House and State Department lost power Tuesday afternoon due to scattered outages across the nation’s capital. The power went out at the White House for nearly 10 seconds while the State Department conducted its press...
  • The Amazing OV-10 Bronco Was Never Allowed To Meet Its Full Potential

    04/05/2015 7:53:29 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 26 replies
    foxtrotalpha ^ | 4/5/15 | Tyler Rogoway
    The OV-10 Bronco was a flying and fighting do-all sport utility vehicle. It could loiter for hours, direct fire onto the enemy, pack paratroopers and cargo, or attack with its own weapons. Many think it was retired right when it could have become most useful and that it would have been the perfect light air support aircraft for Afghanistan and Iraq.
  • Venezuela reaches the final stage of socialism: no toilet paper

    04/05/2015 7:40:29 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 112 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 4/5/15 | DAVID BOAZ,
    Venezuela's product shortages have become so severe that some hotels in that country are asking guests to bring their own toilet paper and soap, a local tourism industry spokesman said on Wednesday…. "It's an extreme situation," says Xinia Camacho, owner of a 20-room boutique hotel in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada national park. "For over a year we haven't had toilet paper, soap, any kind of milk, coffee or sugar. So we have to tell our guests to come prepared."… Montilla says bigger hotels can circumvent product shortages by buying toilet paper and other basic supplies from black market...
  • Weekly Preppar Ping!

    04/04/2015 2:34:39 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 15 replies
    4/4/15
    I haven't done a weekly Preppar ping in a while, but I got the following FReep Mail this week and I thought is would be good to remind you that just like your house, your preps need a regular spring 'cleaning'. So dig out your stuff check it twice! Dry rot has set in on some of the stuff that was new 10 years ago, and the device is useless until those plastic parts are replaced. Nothing critical was dry rotting. Just my toys like air-brushes, the water color dyes, the helicopter, and stuff (mainly big-boy toys) I was saving...
  • Kenya: Extremists vow more attacks; president responds

    04/04/2015 2:29:42 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 15 replies
    Somalia's Islamic extremist group al-Shabab warned Saturday of more attacks in Kenya like the assault on Garissa University College that killed 148 people. "Kenyan cities will run red with blood," said al-Shabab according to the SITE intelligence monitoring group. The Islamic militants said the attack on Garissa college was in retaliation for killings carried out by Kenyan troops fighting the rebels in Somalia. "No amount of precaution or safety measures will be able to guarantee your safety, thwart another attack or prevent another bloodbath," said al-Shabab.
  • Doctor Saves Baby's Life. 30 Years Later, the Favor Is Returned.

    Jennifer O'Neill Doctor Saves Baby's Life. 30 Years Later, the Favor Is Returned. “It’s amazing to watch [my patients] all grow up, but to have one come back in your life, on a day you really need it — that’s really incredible,” Dr. Michael Shannon — here with Chris Trokey and other emergency workers — says of being rescued from a car crash by a grown-up preemie he saved long ago. (Photo: Chris Trokey/Facebook) Thirty-plus years ago, San Clemente, Calif. doctor Michael Shannon worked tirelessly to keep a premature 3.2-pound baby alive after the boy was given a 50 percent...
  • Sailor lost at sea found after 66 days

    04/03/2015 7:54:37 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 28 replies
    BBC ^ | 4/3/15
    Louis Jordan, who's 37, apparently survived on raw fish and rainwater and was found 200 miles off the North Carolina coast. A passing German container ship spotted him sitting on the hull of his ship, which had overturned.
  • Power outage hits much of Turkey; officials won't rule out terrorism

    03/31/2015 10:56:30 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/31/15 | Don Melvin
    Official won't rule out cyberattack The Turkish capital, Ankara, some 250 miles from Istanbul, was also affected. The outage extended to 45 of Turkey's 81 provinces. Turkey's semiofficial Anadolu Agency quoted Energy Minister Taner Yildiz as saying the cause of the outage was unknown. Yildiz, speaking during a visit to Slovakia, said he could neither confirm nor deny that a cyberattack had triggered the blackout, the Anadolu Agency reported. Flightradar24, which maps real-time flight data on the Internet, tweeted that the outage was "affecting flights," and said 11 of its 16 air traffic monitoring systems receivers -- as distinct from...
  • Powerful 3D-printed rifle fires NATO rounds

    03/31/2015 4:19:09 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/30/15 | Perry Chiaramonte
    A group of gunsmiths just 3D printed a bigger, better caliber rifle. PrintedFirearm.com , a website devoted to 3D printing of guns, announced that one of its members successfully developed a lower receiver for a Colt CM901 rifle. The receiver for the CM901—which is considered to be a much stronger brother of the infamous AR-15 assault rifle—was crafted on a XYZ Da Vinci printer, which normally costs around $500 - considered cheap in the 3D printer world. While they were not the first to 3D print a lower receiver, it seems as if Printed Firearm has taken an evolutionary step.
  • Pack of Stray Dogs Stand Guard at Animal Lover's Funeral

    03/31/2015 3:47:08 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 17 replies
    GMA via Yahoo News ^ | 3/30/15 | MEGHAN KENEALLY and ELARA MOSQUERA
    A woman who spent her life caring for stray dogs received an unexpected -- and surprising -- tribute from the animals when she died. At the funeral for Margarita Suárez in Cuernavaca Morelos, Mexico, there was a pack of stray dogs who came inside the funeral home to stand guard. Suárez's daughter Patricia Urrutia told ABC News that they were shocked, but delighted by the appearance of the canine celebrants.
  • Invest in Food

    03/27/2015 8:14:00 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 47 replies
    It is in this environment of extreme financial risk and perpetually spiraling food prices where we consider the proposition of food as an investment asset class. We begin by looking at the “fundamentals” of this market/investment class. And what we see (from this perspective) is extremely encouraging: food prices consistently soaring by roughly 20% per year, and significantly more for some categories of food (notably meat products). With soaring food costs being a serious drain on the budgets of most families, our challenge is to find some way of turning this financial drain into a means of preserving/protecting our wealth:...
  • Imperial Star Destroyer drone patrols the skies above France

    03/26/2015 8:29:05 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 50 replies
    CNET ^ | 3/25/15 | Anthony Domanico
    A French maker who creates incredible "Star Wars" drones is back with another. This time, he flies a modded Imperial Star Destroyer sure to strike fear into the heart of any Rebel in its path.
  • Cardboard 'Most Interesting Man' fails as carpool-lane ruse

    03/25/2015 9:40:49 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 16 replies
    A Washington State Patrol trooper says it's by far the best carpool scam he's seen, but it didn't work.
  • A Scientific Model Of What A Zombie Apocalypse Would Look Like (And Where Not To Hide)

    03/24/2015 1:37:18 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 99 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 3/24/15 | Tyler Durden
    The best spots for riding out a zombie apocalypse are sparsely populated areas of Montana and Nevada, which remain untouched even four months, according to a new study by researchers at Cornell University who have developed a statistical model for simulating the spread of a fictional zombie epidemic. As The WSJ reports, with real-life applications to modeling viral outbreaks, Cornell offer dire warnings for those who live in Scranton, PA - with northeastern Pennsylvania as the U.S. location most at risk of being overrun by the undead.
  • #FindKatrinaGirl Is Air Force Vet's Attempt to Reconnect With Girl Rescued in Hurricane Katrina

    03/24/2015 10:26:25 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 11 replies
    ABC GMA via Yahoo News ^ | 3/24/15 | AVIANNE TAN
    An Air Force veteran is asking the Internet's help to reconnect him with a girl he rescued 10 years ago during Hurricane Katrina. The hashtag #FindKatrinaGirl has now taken off on social media. A 2005 photograph of the two shows the girl in pigtails and a pink shirt squeezing Michael Maroney, now a master sergeant at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. The iconic New Orleans image has served as a symbol of hope after the devastation. "When she wrapped me up with that hug, I just melted, and the weight of the world was lifted off my...
  • US "Loses" $500 Million In Weapons Given To Yemen, Now In Al-Qaeda Hands

    03/23/2015 7:55:58 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 26 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 3/23/15 | Tyler Durden
    And, naturally, after noting that "the employees said that more than 20 vehicles were taken by the fighters after the Americans departed from Sanaa's airport" we asked how long until we have a "tabulation of losses to US taxpayers, just like the great Islamic State 'robbery' of hundreds of millions in US military equipment in Iraq?" That, of course, was another epic US intervention success story. Anyway, thanks to WaPo we have an answer: according to Jeff Bezos' recent media acquisition, "the Pentagon is unable to account for more than $500 million in U.S. military aid given to Yemen." Obviously,...
  • Argentine archaeologists find secret Nazi lair in jungle

    03/23/2015 2:50:22 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 16 replies
    Telegrapher ^ | 3/23/15 | Harriet Alexander
    A team of Argentine archaeologists investigating a series of ruins in the jungle, close to the border with Paraguay, believe they have discovered a secret Nazi lair. The cluster of stone structures, now covered by thick vines and accessible only when using a machete to cut through the undergrowth, contain stashes of German coins from the late 1930s, fragments of "Made in Germany" porcelain, and Nazi symbols on the walls. "We can find no other explanation as to why anyone would build these structures, at such great effort and expense, in a site which at that time was totally inaccessible,...
  • Cruz kicks off presidential campaign at Christian college

    03/23/2015 10:08:03 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 22 replies
    AP ^ | 3/23/15 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    Sen. Ted Cruz opened the first major campaign of the 2016 presidential season Monday with a kickoff speech courting cultural conservatives and declaring that he will devote himself to "reigniting the promise of America." One of several Republican hopefuls to rise from the tea party movement, Cruz spoke at Liberty University, the college founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell, hours after a wee-hours tweet announcing his White House bid. The choice of the college founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell was meant as marker against potential rivals who are also counting on Christian conservatives to fuel their candidacies.
  • Boeing patents 'Star Wars'-style force fields

    03/23/2015 9:38:12 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 21 replies
    CNet ^ | 3/22/15 | Michelle Starr
    A new patent granted to aircraft, defense and security company Boeing is taking its cues from science fiction. Just like the glowing energy shields seen protecting troops, machines and even spacecraft in Star Wars and Star Trek, the design -- named "Method and system for shockwave attenuation via electromagnetic arc" -- uses energy to deflect potential damage.
  • Pink Slips: 100,000 Jobs Wiped Out Amid Oil Price Collapse: “Spreading Like Cancer”

    03/21/2015 1:05:32 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 18 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 3/21/15 | Mac Slavo
    The bloodletting among the oil majors and their vast web of ancillary services has of course extended to the United States – which appears to be taking far more casualties than Saudi Arabia in the battle for marketshare. In January oilfield services giant Baker Hughes said it will lay off 7,000 employees, about 11 percent of its workforce; that number was rivaled only by its competitor, Schlumberger, which let go 9,000 workers. Shell, Apache, Pemex and Halliburton are among major oil companies to issue recent pink slips to the growing army of unemployed oil workers. In the U.S., the worst...
  • 15-year-old boy arrested, another teen sought in Overbrook murder

    03/20/2015 3:40:29 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 59 replies
    Police have announced charges against two 15-year-old boys in the murder of James Stuhlman, who was shot and killed while walking his dog in Philadelphia's Overbrook section last week. One of those boys remains and large, and is considered by police to be armed and dangerous. Police say they have in custody 15-year-old Brandon Smith. He has been charged with murder, robbery and related charges. A warrant has been issued for 15-year-old Tyfine Hamilton - the alleged gunman. Hamilton is also charged with murder, robbery, and related offenses. Lesser charges are expected to be filed against a third boy, who...
  • 6-year-old heart patient's shooting death rattles St. Louis

    03/19/2015 6:18:13 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 36 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 3/1915 | ALAN SCHER ZAGIER
    Marcus Johnson Jr.'s parents figured a sunny day at a city park was just what their son, a 6-year-old kindergartner, needed while recovering from heart surgery the previous week and a doctor's visit that same day. Instead, the family will bury Marcus on Thursday after the child was shot in the chest and killed in an attack his mother and father said stemmed from a traffic dispute. The boy's 15-year-old brother and a 69-year-old family friend were also wounded by the occupants of a car who shot at the family's minivan as it left O'Fallon Park on the city's north...
  • What Do You Prep For: Common Personal Disasters*

    03/18/2015 7:43:37 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 99 replies
    Market-Ticker ^ | 3/17/15 | Karl Denninger
    How many times have you seen someone who survived with nothing more than their underwear? They had no "go bag" sitting inside their sleeping area they could grab that had a few basics in it -- like some sort of lightweight but effective means of preserving body heat. Now consider that if this occurs while in a place not so-populated in the winter time you might well be in serious trouble or even die of exposure! The other place that such disasters commonly happen is in our vehicles. Do you have a small, easily-toted "get me the F out of...
  • First Trades after collapse

    03/17/2015 4:26:23 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 22 replies
    SHTF School ^ | 3/17/15 | Selco
    The items for trade during my SHTF very often changed value, and some of them became unavailable for some period of time, just to suddenly show up again much more expensive. Yes, situation in the city dictated that, but also people, the black market lords made this happen. The whole situation was always changing where and if you can find what you were looking for. Some of the items that were circulating in the city were completely new to everyone, one of the reasons was that all sorts of stuff from humanitarian aid was coming to the city through different...
  • What Do You Prep For?

    03/16/2015 4:27:03 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 76 replies
    Market-Ticker ^ | 3/14/15 | Karl Denninger
    One of the more-interesting discussions I've had over the years on a fairly consistent basis deals with the premise of prepping -- usually initiated by someone who's talking about a bug-out location, firearms, (freeze-dried or home-grown) food or (usually) all of the above. Let's dissect this a bit, because the word prepping or prepper describe a lot of different things -- and frankly, the more I hear about some of them the more I nod in approval at some, while smirking at others. I think it's time we have this discussion, particularly given the rather-precarious nature of our global economy...
  • Tennessee Waitress Receives Tip That Brought Tears to Her Eyes

    03/11/2015 9:20:52 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 5 replies
    GMA via Yahoo ^ | 3/11/15 | NICOLE PELLETIERE
    In addition to the $36, the couple also left Hudson with a note explaining the heartfelt meaning behind the digits. "Today is my brother's b-day," it said, written behind the credit card receipt. "He would have been 36 today. Every year I go eat his favorite meal (hot dogs) and tip the waitress his age. Happy B-day Wes."
  • Survival: Are We Aware Enough?

    03/10/2015 3:32:34 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 61 replies
    Survival Blog ^ | 3/9/15 | S.S.
    Awareness comes in many forms. Awareness of one’s surroundings, including physical, situational, and political, is perhaps what is taught most in many survivalist courses and books. These are critical to dealing with threats, both minor and major. What is often missed in teaching awareness is how we will emotionally react to these threats. We are so lucky in 2015 in the U.S. to have relatively significant means by which to live and prosper. Compared to most countries, our ability to eat, sleep, find resources, and thrive is very easy, even for people at lower income levels. So, I ask these...
  • American ISIS Member Issues Warning: “We’re in Texas, Ohio, New York City, Washington, D.C.”

    03/09/2015 4:58:21 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 60 replies
    http://controversialtimes.com/ ^ | 3/9/15 | Reagan Wilson
    In the interview, Cornell issued some chilling warnings: “I got orders from the brothers overseas because I’m with the Islamic State. My brothers over there, in Syria and Iraq, gave me specific orders to carry out jihad in the west, so I did so.” “What do I think is coming? Many things. There will be many, many attacks. Like I said, we are ready for the battle over the Capitol.”
  • Baby who survived car crash in Utah river is getting better

    03/09/2015 4:54:48 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/9/15 | Ben Brunfield
    A mystery arose from the rescue: The police officers who entered the water say they heard a voice calling for help. The mother was dead, but the officers said that they heard an adult's voice calling to them. "The four of us heard a distinct voice coming from the car," Warner told CNN. "To me, it didn't sound like a child's voice." The voice gave the rescuers a surge of adrenaline needed to push the vehicle upright, he said. The mother was dead. The child was unconscious, but her eyelids were fluttering, and the rescuers knew she was alive, Warner...
  • Thousands stranded on Ky. Interstates for nearly 24 hours

    03/06/2015 7:27:30 PM PST · by Kartographer · 43 replies
    AP via AOL ^ | 3/6/15 | BRUCE SCHREINER AND ADAM BEAM
    Larry Weas spent a cold night hunkered down in his car after getting caught in a logjam along a Interstate 65 in Kentucky. To conserve fuel during his 11-hour ordeal, he kept his car turned off for long stretches and scooped snow into a bucket to have something to drink. A stranded couple gave him a bottle of Gatorade and candy until a rescue worker took him to town. "This has been a lesson of survival," said the 54-year-old Elizabethtown man, who is diabetic. Thousands of stranded motorists endured agonizingly long waits Thursday lasting nearly 24 hours for some as...
  • Millennium Falcon drone is the coolest hunk of junk in our galaxy

    03/02/2015 1:27:51 PM PST · by Kartographer · 16 replies
    CNET ^ | 2/4/15 | Anthony Domanico
    Pretty much everyone who has ever seen "Star Wars" would love to be able to fly the Millennium Falcon around the galaxies. One crafty individual going by the social-media moniker Olivier C is living that dream, and released a YouTube video of himself piloting a custom Millennium Falcon radio-controlled quadcopter drone he built himself.
  • TIE Interceptor drone is the meanest starfighter in the galaxy

    03/02/2015 1:00:16 PM PST · by Kartographer · 8 replies
    CNET ^ | 3/2/15 | Anthony Domanico
    If you build custom chassis to make drones look like "Star Wars" starships, it's going to be hard to top the Millennium Falcon drone. A crafty guy who goes by the social-media moniker Olivier C is out with his latest "Star Wars" drone, and it's based on the TIE/IN Interceptor. It's arguably not as cool as his Falcon build, but it could still strike fear into the hearts of the Rebel Alliance.
  • Vandalism in Arizona shows the Internet's vulnerability

    03/01/2015 2:37:18 PM PST · by Kartographer · 14 replies
    Computers, cellphones and landlines in Arizona were knocked out of service for hours, ATMs stopped working, 911 systems were disrupted and businesses were unable to process credit-card transactions — all because vandals sliced through a fiber-optic Internet cable buried in the rocky desert. The Internet outage did more than underscore just how dependent modern society has become on high technology.
  • Star Trek - Amok Time

    02/27/2015 7:09:37 PM PST · by Kartographer · 66 replies
    YouTube ^ | kartographer
    Spock is overtaken by the effects of the 'Pon Farr' a condition which effects Vulcans on a seven year cycle. He becomes emotional and starts acting strangely. A violent outburst and argument with Nurse Chapel is witnessed in the corridor of the Enterprise by everyone, and Kirk has to confront Spock in his quarters. After an uncomfortable conversation Spock finally reveals to Kirk that he must get to Vulcan to mate - or he will die. Kirk has to defy Starfleet to get Spock there after Dr McCoy convinces him that it is the only way to save his life.
  • Groom’s touching vows to bride’s daughter go viral

    02/27/2015 9:15:40 AM PST · by Kartographer · 10 replies
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    02/27/2015 9:04:29 AM PST · by Kartographer · 15 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 2/27/15 | Tyler Durden
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