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  • DoD manual allows journalists to be held as 'belligerents'

    08/26/2015 7:46:50 AM PDT · by Little Ray · 27 replies
    myway ^ | Aug 26, 3:16 AM (ET) | WENDY BENJAMINSON
    DoD manual allows journalists to be held as 'belligerents' Aug 26, 3:16 AM (ET) By WENDY BENJAMINSON WASHINGTON (AP) — New Defense Department guidelines allow commanders to punish journalists and treat them as "unprivileged belligerents" if they believe journalists are sympathizing or cooperating with the enemy. The Law of War manual, updated to apply for the first time to all branches of the military, contains a vaguely worded provision that military commanders could interpret broadly, experts in military law and journalism say. Commanders could ask journalists to leave military bases or detain journalists for any number of perceived offenses. "In...
  • Privilege is a new Cargo Cult

    01/03/2015 9:18:30 AM PST · by Little Ray · 36 replies
    Himself | 2015 January 03 | Ray Spitz
    Privilege is a new Cargo Cult The concept of "Privilege" has been bouncing around in the back of my mind since I first heard of it. The concept is so ridiculous on the surface that I simply passed it off as race hustlers looking for a new revenue stream. However, it finally came to me: Privilege is a religion, a resurgence of the Cargo Cult of the South Pacific. During WWII, primitive Melanesian tribesmen saw (mostly) white men bringing enormous quantities of manufactured materials, "Cargo," through their home areas. Lacking in any grounding in technology they imagined that the Cargo...
  • 'Burn Isis Flag Challenge' Goes Viral in Arab World

    09/08/2014 4:54:54 PM PDT · by Little Ray · 27 replies
    International Business Times ^ | September 4, 2014 13:48 BST | Ewan Palmer
    A social media viral campaign has sprung up in the Arab world that involves burning the Isis flag. The trend started after three Lebanese youths posted pictures of them burning the flag associated with the militant group, also known as Islamic State, in the middle of Sassine Square in Beirut. Soon afterwards, a Lebanese YouTube user uploaded a video of himself burning a flag. Similar to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in which people choose others to their do own videos, the user nominated "the whole world " to take part in the #BurnISISFlagChallenge.
  • Georgia County Won't Pay Medical Bills for Toddler injured in drug raid (shortened)

    08/19/2014 3:11:59 PM PDT · by Little Ray · 23 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | Aug. 19, 2014 9:14 am | Ed Krayewski
    Politicians like Rep. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) who have supported the militarization of police but have found it politically unfeasible to do so now have been looking for a way to square their support with a little bit of politically-motivated outrage. Clay, whose district includes Ferguson, the town that helped catapult the issue of police militarization into the national news cycle, defended his vote, saying he only disapproved of the use of such police forces for crowd control in his district. But while their presence at protests may be the most prominent manifestation of militarized police, the problem is endemic. Perhaps...
  • A black box in your car? Some see a source of tax revenue

    10/27/2013 9:36:15 AM PDT · by Little Ray · 4 replies
    Los Angels Times ^ | October 26, 2013 | Evan Halper
    <p>WASHINGTON — As America's road planners struggle to find the cash to mend a crumbling highway system, many are beginning to see a solution in a little black box that fits neatly by the dashboard of your car.</p> <p>The devices, which track every mile a motorist drives and transmit that information to bureaucrats, are at the center of a controversial attempt in Washington and state planning offices to overhaul the outdated system for funding America's major roads.</p>
  • Find Your Inner Pirate

    09/17/2013 8:04:37 AM PDT · by Little Ray · 27 replies
    Talk Like A Pirate Day! ^ | Unkwno | Unknown
    The Official Talk Like a Pirate Personality Inventory (TOTLAPPI) Version 2.0 - completely revised for 2007! Arrrr! So, thar ye be, sittin' all a-lonesome on the poop deck. Comely lasses (or lads) don't notice ye, mates smite ye with thar belayin' pins ... not even a parrot to call ye "Bob." What's a pirate to do? Are ye the talk o' th'dock? Cock o' th'walk? Do the mates want to be like ye and the beauties want to be with ye - or vicey-versey? Well, thar, me Bucko, this simple little quiz will tell ye - and everyone else -...
  • Doolittle Raider’s Final Toast To Take Place This November

    09/05/2013 7:34:04 AM PDT · by Little Ray · 45 replies
    Warbird Radio ^ | September 5, 2013 | Staff Writer
    WARBIRD RADIO - The National Museum of the United States Air Force along with the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders announced this morning that the U.S. Air Force will host the famed Doolittle Tokyo Raiders’ final toast to their fallen comrades during an invitation-only ceremony on Nov. 9 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. On April 18, 1942, 80 men achieved the unimaginable when they took off from an aircraft carrier on a top secret mission to bomb Japan. Led by Lt. Col. James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle, these men came to be known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders. Today,...
  • Revealed: Hundreds of words to avoid using online if you don't want the government spying on you...

    06/01/2013 5:27:10 PM PDT · by Little Ray · 72 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 04:32 EST, 26 May 2012 | Daniel Miller
    The Department of Homeland Security has been forced to release a list of keywords and phrases it uses to monitor social networking sites and online media for signs of terrorist or other threats against the U.S. The intriguing the list includes obvious choices such as 'attack', 'Al Qaeda', 'terrorism' and 'dirty bomb' alongside dozens of seemingly innocent words like 'pork', 'cloud', 'team' and 'Mexico'. Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Comparing England (or UK) murder rates with the US: More complex than you thought

    03/29/2013 9:36:42 AM PDT · by Little Ray · 17 replies
    Rick Notes ^ | March 28, 2013 | Rick Boatright
    Comparing England (or UK) murder rates with the US: More complex than you thought Thoughts on the Gun Debate part 4a -- wherein I fix my oopsie in regard to comparing US and English murder rates... Oooops. It turns out that I was wrong. First, lets get this out of the way. I'm not going to fuss here about the terms "England", "The U.K", "Great Britain", "The Olde Country" or "The folks with those classy accents who live on some islands off the coast of Europe." I'll be careful to cite things in the links, but don't chew me up...
  • Algeria hostage crisis: Most weapons used in attack came from Libya

    01/21/2013 10:53:45 AM PST · by Little Ray · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8:50PM GMT 20 Jan 2013 | Mélanie Matarese
    Most of the weapons used by al Qaeda-linked militants to storm a gas facility in southeastern Algeria came from Libya, the Daily Telegraph has learned. Many of the Islamist terrorists shot their way into the In Amenas compound on Thursday using the AK104 model of Kalashnikov, which was typically used by Libyan rebels in the war against Muammar Gaddafi. They brought F5 rockets that also surfaced in the Libyan war, said the security source. The Islamists wore the same type of outfits that Qatar provided to Libyan National Transitional Council rebels by Qatar – yellow flak jackets with brown patches,...
  • How To Restore the West

    01/02/2013 12:13:36 PM PST · by Little Ray · 21 replies
    The Daily Bell ^ | Monday, December 31, 2012 | Ron Holland
    By any political, cultural or economic measure the nations of the West are in total decline. The historic virtues of hard work, free-market thinking and a common cultural integrity as well as religious and historical principles are gone. They have been subverted and replaced by an emphasis on rampant materialism and a consumer driven society that exceeds 70 percent of GNP in addition to private and public debt. Furthermore, a kind of parasitism has laid claim to Western culture by which sports stars, politicians, media darlings and financial scam artists get recognition and exorbitant incomes while real workers find their...
  • 19,605 to zero is statistical proof of outright vote fraud in 2012 presidential election

    11/15/2012 9:22:24 AM PST · by Little Ray · 49 replies
    Natural ^ | November 14, 2012 | J. D. Heyes
    (NaturalNews) In the weeks leading up to the Nov. 6 election, there were scattered concerns from across the political spectrum that vote fraud could occur in some sections of the country. While many of those fears did not come to fruition, based on final vote tallies in some polling districts, it's hard to fathom that some form of fraud did not occur. Take Philadelphia, for instance - the "city of Brotherly Love" - where, once again, New Black Panther Party members were seen at some of the same polling places they were at in 2008, when charges of voter intimidation...
  • 22 Signs That Voter Fraud Is Wildly Out Of Control And The Election Was A Sham

    11/15/2012 9:17:50 AM PST · by Little Ray · 39 replies
    The American Dream ^ | November 13th, 2012 | Michael
    After what we have seen this November, how is any American ever supposed to trust the integrity of our elections ever again? There were over 70,000 reports of voting problems on election day, and there are numerous eyewitnesses that claim that they saw voting machines change votes for one candidate to another candidate right in front of their eyes. In several of the swing states there were counties where the number of registered voters exceeded the total voting age population by a very wide margin. How in the world does that happen? Some of the vote totals that were reported...
  • From the Eeyores: Top Three Reasons You Know Your Opponent Will Win

    11/07/2012 3:43:34 AM PST · by Little Ray · 6 replies
    Vanity | himself
    3: Your opponent uses corruption and fraud like a sledgehammer - and owns the Department of Justice and Federal Election Comission. 2. The pollsters are calling the election against your guy - they do this for a living, folks. and the NUMBER ONE reson your candidate will lose is 1. Dick Morris called a landslide in his favor.
  • The “Perfect Day” by LTC Dave Grossman, USA, ret.

    09/27/2012 8:52:38 AM PDT · by Little Ray · 91 replies
    The Rhino Den ^ | September 26, 2012 | Lt.Col. Dave Grossman, USA, ret.
    The “Perfect Day” and our terrorist opponents’ possible plans for future attacks I have been told (by those conducting interviews with captured enemy combatants) that when we ask them “What is coming next?” they sometimes refer to the “Perfect Day.” You cannot understand what they are talking about if you do not understand the historical reference. The Sepoy Mutiny in India, in 1857, is an example of a Perfect Day. This was a spontaneous uprising by Muslims (and Hindus), with everyone giving the British their “best shot.” Nannies killed the kids, cooks poisoned the food, and shop owners murdered the...
  • Obama Caught on Hot Mic: Tells Russian PM He‘ll Have More ’Flexibility‘ ’After My Election’

    03/26/2012 6:18:00 AM PDT · by Little Ray · 27 replies · 22+ views
    The Blaze ^ | March 26, 2012 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    ABC’s Jake Tapper has a stunning report out of Seoul, South Korea this morning. According to him, President Obama was caught on a hot mic telling Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev that if given “space,” he’ll have more flexibility “after my election.” Here’s how Tapper puts it: At the tail end of his 90 minute meeting with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev Monday, President Obama said that he would have “more flexibility” to deal with controversial issues such as missile defense, but incoming Russian President Vladimir Putin needs to give him “space.” The exchange was picked up by microphones as reporters...
  • Top 10 Worst Anti-Science Websites

    12/30/2011 6:00:38 AM PST · by Little Ray · 17 replies
    Skeptoid ^ | November 08, 2011 | Skeptoid #283
    The Internet is a dangerous place. It's full of resources, both good and bad; full of citations linking one to another, sometimes helpfully, sometimes not. Today we're going to point the skeptical eye at ten of the worst web sites in terms of quality of science information that they promote. To make this list, they not only need to have bad information, they also need to be popular enough to warrant our attention. Many of these sites promote some particular ideology, but I want to be clear that that's not why they're here. Sites that make this list are only...
  • Never Trust Anyone Who Hasn’t Been Punched in the Face

    12/14/2011 8:50:39 PM PST · by Little Ray · 56 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | September 07, 2011 | Scott Locklin
    Conservatives like to talk about the causes of Western Civilization’s downfall: feminism, loose morality, drug abuse, Christianity’s decline, reality TV. Blaming civilization’s downfall on lardy hagfish such as Andrea Dworkin is like a doctor diagnosing senility by an old person’s wrinkles. The fact that anyone listened to such a numskull is a symptom, not the cause, of a culture in decline. The cause of civilizational decline is dirt-simple: lack of contact with objective reality. The great banker-journalist (and founder of the original National Review) Walter Bagehot said it well almost 150 years ago: History is strewn with the wrecks of...
  • That Presidential Look: The Bad, the Beautiful, and Voting-Booth Realities

    09/12/2011 6:38:51 AM PDT · by Little Ray · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/12/2011 | Selwyn Duke
    While there was more than one reason why John McCain was a long shot to win the 2008 general election, a big one was something almost no one talked seriously about: appearance. That is to say, when was the last time an old-looking, white-haired, half-bald man won the presidency? If you think this piece will be satire or fluff, think again. It rather will be very serious commentary about a very silly -- but painfully real -- phenomenon. When people do discuss looks' impact on presidential fortunes, they usually treat the matter as a joke; we may hear, for instance,...
  • Where can I look up Political Donations?

    06/27/2011 6:01:10 AM PDT · by Little Ray · 13 replies
    06/27/2011 | Little Ray
    My employer, in which I hold stock, is holding a election for the board of directors. For what its worth, I'd like to check out what political donations these people have made before voting. I remember doing this before, but I can't remember the website.