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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.
  • To Mexico: Seal The Border

    06/17/2010 1:14:39 PM PDT · by Little Ray · 12 replies · 497+ views
    The Market Ticker ^ | 06/17/2010 | Karl Denninger
    When you sleep with dogs, you wake up with fleas.... MEXICO CITY — More than 200 people have been slaughtered during the past seven days in the most violent week in the criminal insurgency racking Mexico since President Felipe Calderón unleashed federal forces against drug trafficking gangs. ... The solutions to this are simple and obvious: 1. Close the border. Period. Seal it. Post the National Guard with orders to shoot and fence the place. Make clear to Calderon that if his goons - whether wearing uniforms or not - come across the border via any means other than through...
  • Arizona and 'Lawful Contact'

    04/29/2010 8:41:31 AM PDT · by Little Ray · 7 replies · 382+ views
    The Corner at National Review Online ^ | 04/28/2010 | Andy McCarthy
    Arizona and 'Lawful Contact' [Andy McCarthy] My column this morning is about the Arizona immigration law and attempts to make the point (among other points) that the state law is a measured response to a serious economic, social, and law enforcement problem. As I detail, the powers invoked by the statute are tiny compared to the federal government's border enforcement powers, which are not subject to any of the usual protections of the Fourth Amendment's warrant clause. Contrary to the hysterical charges of racism being leveled at the statute, it does not permit a no-holds-barred inquisition of Hispanic people. Indeed,...
  • Vanity and Humor: Obama's experts "fixing" the auto industry.

    07/14/2009 6:46:03 AM PDT · by Little Ray · 17 replies · 1,204+ views
    emain. | unknown | unknown
    From a friend of my Father: I attended a breakfast meeting where the speaker/guest was David E. Cole, Chairman Center for Automotive Research (CAR) and Professor at the Univ. of Michigan. You have all likely heard CAR quoted, or referred to in the auto industry news lately. Mr. Cole, who is an engineer by training, told many stories of the difficulty of working with the folks that the Obama administration has sent to save the auto industry. There have been many meetings where a 30+ year experienced automotive expert has to listen to a newcomer to the industry, someone with...
  • The Annual Magic Missile Announcement (Chinese "Carrier Killer" Ballistic Missile)

    04/03/2009 6:40:50 AM PDT · by Little Ray · 18 replies · 1,501+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | April 3, 2009 | The Strategy Page
    In what has become an annual event over the last few years, there are another batch of rumors out of China that the DF-21 ballistic missile has been equipped with a high-explosive warhead and a guidance system that can find and hit a aircraft carrier at sea. The DF-21 has a range of 1800 kilometers and normally hauls a 300 kiloton nuclear warhead. It's a two stage, 15 ton, solid fuel rocket that could carry a half ton penetrating, high-explosive warhead, along with the special guidance system (a radar and image recognition system). As the story goes, the Chinese have...
  • Chipmunks Savage Polar Bears (Vanity)

    12/17/2007 6:52:02 AM PST · by Little Ray · 12 replies · 114+ views
    Vanity | 12/17/2007 | himself
    Did anyone notice that the Chipmunks savaged the Polar Bears in opening weekend earnings? "The Golden Compass" proved a mild fantasy at the box office, pulling in $26.1 million, a modest opening weekend... The 20th Century Fox family flick "Alvin and the Chipmunks," starring Jason Lee in a big-screen take on the cartoon critters, opened a strong No. 2 with $45 million. I wonder if Hollyweird will learning anything from this?
  • The Contrived News Story

    08/10/2006 6:03:55 AM PDT · by Little Ray · 8 replies · 660+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 10, 2006 | Jed Babbin
    The Contrived News Story By Jed Babbin Dear Mr. Mehlman: It's been a long time since I've written to the RNC. So long, in fact, that one of your distant predecessors - noticing my absence from the list of donors - wrote to ask if I were a "lapsed Republican." I'd heard of lapsed Catholics and unobservant Jews, but that was a new one on me. This letter, like those that will follow from time to time, is not accompanied by a check or my Visa number. We who spend every waking moment thinking about how best to defend this...
  • (Muslim) Informants in American Service

    06/05/2006 5:56:30 AM PDT · by Little Ray · 9 replies · 1,412+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | June 4, 2006 | The Strategy Page
    A recent terrorist trial, and conviction, of an Islamic terrorists in New York City brought out the extent to which police have infiltrated Moslem communities in order to uncover terrorist plots. While most of this counter-terrorist activity within Moslem communities is kept secret, enough information has leaked out to make it clear that it's no accident that the United States has not suffered another terrorist attack since September 11, 2001. There is an extensive informant network within Moslem communities all over the United States. The FBI was pleasantly surprised right after September 11, 2001, by the number of calls they...

    05/24/2006 6:20:53 AM PDT · by Little Ray · 12 replies · 944+ views
    Nealz Nuze ^ | 24 May 2006 | Neal Boortz
    Simply put. Amnesty. Amnesty with rewards. This isn't an immigration bill, this is a bill to legitimize an invasion. Here are some points in the Senate bill. Now you read these and tell me if you think this is immigration "reform." Citizenship rights for invaders already here two years or longer. Amnesty for employers who have hired illegals. Allow illegal aliens to collect Social Security Allow 2 million new "immigrants" into the country every year. 370 miles of fencing. The border is much longer. In other words ... nothing. Not a damn thing. No punishment whatsoever to those who have...
  • Violent Pirate Attack On Two Yachts Off Yemen

    04/26/2005 1:11:04 PM PDT · by Little Ray · 29 replies · 4,121+ views
    Noonsite ^ | 2005-03-31 13:54:54 | Rodney J. Nowlin, USN Retired
    Violent Pirate Attack On Two Yachts Off Yemen Created by doina. Last modified on 2005-03-31 13:54:54 Contributors: Topic: Piracy Countries: Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Oman, Yemen Here is a firsthand account of a pirate attack on two yachts. It took place only 30 miles off the coast of Yemen at 13°28' North 48°07' East on 8 March 5pm local. This report has been filed with the relevant authorities: the Yemen Coast Guard, Yemen Navy, Aden Port Control, US Coalition 5th Fleet, US Embassy and State Department. Richard Donaldson-Alves, Controller, Mobile Maritime Net, South East Asian Waters (14,323 MHz 0025 Z daily...
  • A Medal of Honor winner on John F. Kerry for President: Ridiculous.

    09/29/2004 6:53:37 AM PDT · by Little Ray · 23 replies · 1,550+ views
    My Dad | Tuesday | Col. George E. "Bud" Day
    Col. George E. "Bud" Day was Senator John McCain's cellmate in the Hanoi Hilton. The following is a letter to Joe Scarborough and John O'Neil from Medal of Honor Recipient and former POW Colonel Bud Day. Dear Joe: The major issue in the Swiftboat stories is, and always has been, what John Kerry did in 1971 after he returned from Vietnam. Kerry cast a long dark shadow over all Vietnam Veterans with his outright perjury before the Senate concerning atrocities in Vietnam. His stories to the Senate committee were absolute lies..fabrications..perjury..fantasies, with NO substance. That dark shadow has defamed the...
  • Demographics And Witlessness

    09/13/2004 7:03:44 AM PDT · by Little Ray · 10 replies · 564+ views
    FredOnEverything ^ | September 10, 2004 | Fred Reed
    The Flow Across The Rhine-Danube Line September 10, 2004 When I write that I like Mexico, that it enjoys much that we have lost, that Latin societies are more livable if less prosperous than ours, dismissive letters arrive. They amount to the same letter: “If Mexico is so great, how come they all want to come to the United States?” The writers invariably believe that they have made a telling point. Mexico is not so great, of course. It has plenty of problems. But why do Mexicans swim the river? Money. Period. If asked, an immigrant will usually say that...
  • Kerry's Bronze Star: Did he perform "adequately?"

    08/26/2004 11:45:30 AM PDT · by Little Ray · 11 replies · 622+ views
    vanity | Little Ray
    I am going to bend over backwards to be fair to Kerry. Five PCFs, 3, 23, 43, 51 and 94 (Kerry), were proceeding down river and came to a fishing weir, a bunch of nets strung across the middle of the river. PCFs 3 and 94 were sent ahead and passed to the left and right of the nets, near the bank. As it passed the weir, PCF-3 was damaged by a mine. Given the situation (restricted waters) and the possiblilty of ambush and / or another mine (I would have had one!), wouldn't hitting the the throttles be the...
  • Pondering The Telescreen

    08/16/2004 8:47:30 AM PDT · by Little Ray · 4 replies · 438+ views
    FredOnEverything ^ | August 15, 2004 | Fred Reed
    Pondering The Telescreen A Tale Of Two Cities August 15, 2004 Denunciations of television have become as routine as breathing: the programming is crass, stupid, propagandistic, so bad that only an idiot would watch it yet everybody does. Actually things are worse. They are much worse. To see what is happening, start with what may be the crucial truth of our times: People will watch a screen. They will watch anything in preference to nothing, watch programs they don’t really like, comedies so unfunny that only the laugh track tells them when to respond. The bright know that the fare...
  • Issue for 2004: Put Congress on Social Security

    08/16/2004 8:00:17 AM PDT · by Little Ray · 19 replies · 629+ views
    My Dad | Unknow | Unknown
    IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU ARE REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT! 2004 Election Issue!! GET A BILL STARTED TO PLACE ALL POLITICIANS ON SOC. SEC. This must be an issue in "2004". Please! Keep it going. ---------------------------------- SOCIAL SECURITY for Congresscritters (This is worth reading. It is short and to the point.) Perhaps we are asking the wrong questions during election years. Our Senators and Representatives do not pay into Social Security, nor they do not collect from it. You see, Social Security benefits were not suitable for persons of their rare elevation in society.They felt they should have a special plan...
  • The End of the Hudna (Belmont Club)

    08/04/2004 8:33:01 AM PDT · by Little Ray · 3 replies · 348+ views
    Belmont CLub ^ | Tuesday, August 03, 2004 | Wretchard
    A little more on this tomorrow, but for now hat tip to reader JM, who links to an article describing the landing of large quantities of small arms by the Mindanao Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), an act which may signal a resumption of hostilities against the Philippine Government. The Malaya reports that more than 1,000 rifles have been landed at two points in Mindanao (Marked in red flags on the map below. Click to expand) This may be followed by further shipments of mortars and machineguns. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation also reports that Philippine officials suspect that the truce may...
  • Uppity White Male

    02/16/2004 8:08:12 AM PST · by Little Ray · 20 replies · 342+ views
    FredOnEverything ^ | February 11, 2004 | Fred Reed
    Albinos Of The World Unite! You Have Nothing To Lose But Your Brains Wednesday, February 11, 2004 Being as I am an aspiring dead white male, I believe I could weary of hearing harsh words about what guttersnipes we are, and sludge, and sharpers, and impediments to civilization, and rapists and slave drivers and Marines: yes, and just no damned good. For one thing, I think we are a splendid lot. For another, I notice that most of the yapping comes from life’s camp-followers—from those who didn’t and can’t and aren’t likely to. Yet they seem perfectly willing to live...