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  • Our next destination: why we cant tell you.

    04/28/2016 9:49:57 PM PDT · by Rabin · 4 replies
    solarimpulse.com ^ | 28th April 2016 | StaffNiklaus Gerber, Flight Mission: ATC (Air Traffic Control) Expert at Monaco Mission Control Cent
    Next destination, Si2. We cant tell you is because we dont know! Mission engineers have been working on a range of flight paths in order to eventually reach New York City. As always with Solar Impulse, there are a range of obstacles that must and will be overcome along the way.
  • Thor Heyerdahl. The raft was named Kon-Tiki

    04/26/2016 8:47:34 PM PDT · by Rabin · 21 replies
    linkedin ^ | Apr 26, 2016 | gary bubb
    Solar Impulse is a Swiss long-range experimental solar-powered aircraft project, The privately financed project is led by Swiss engineer and businessman Andr Borschberg and Swiss psychiatrist and aeronaut Bertrand Piccard, who co-piloted Breitling Orbiter 3, the first balloon to circle the world non-stop. The Solar Impulse will to achieve the first circumnavigation of the Earth by a piloted fixed-wing aircraft using captured energy rather than recovered fuel. In March 2015, Piccard and Borschberg began to circumnavigate the globe with Solar Impulse 2, departing from Abu Dhabi. By June 2015, SI2 had traversed Asia, and notably, by July 2015, it completed...
  • Solar-plane pilots say trip was also test of human endurance

    04/24/2016 8:52:25 PM PDT · by Rabin · 28 replies
    staradvertiser ^ | April 24, 2016 | AP Staff
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. The two Swiss pilots, Berny Piccard and Andre Borschberg have been taking turns flying the plane around-the-world since March 2015. Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered airplane landed in Mountain View, Saturday night following a 62-hour, from Hawaii. The planes wings, stretch wider than those of a Boeing 747
  • Berger-Clinton Conspiracy?

    04/21/2016 8:26:15 PM PDT · by Rabin · 28 replies
    abovetopsecret ^ | Jan, 12 2005 | Staff
    Top Clinton aide, Sandy Berger, stole and destroyed Classified and marked "TOP SECRET" documents out of the highest security sector of the National Archives. Berger admitted to walking off with 40 to 50 top-secret documents, in his socks, claims it was an "honest mistake".
  • Bergdahl, Franks: A tale of 2 'deserters'

    04/21/2016 6:57:41 PM PDT · by Rabin · 6 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | April 20, 2016 | Nancy Montgomery
    Three months before Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl walked off his base in Afghanistan, 2nd Lt. Lawrence Franks walked away from his in upstate New York. Two months before Bergdahl was returned to U.S. custody in Landstuhl, Germany, on May 31, 2014, Franks turned himself in at the Army garrison in Wiesbaden, Germany. Both men had been gone for five years. But while Bergdahl, 30, awaits court-martial on desertion and misconduct charges, Franks, 29, awaits release from the prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
  • Poor Poor Pitiful Me

    04/18/2016 11:44:33 PM PDT · by Rabin · 9 replies
    youtube ^ | 1963 | Terri Clark, Linda Ronstat
    Terri Clark, 96. A breakout for daughters of the slotted Vail...
  • India invokes sun god power in climate survival war

    04/09/2016 10:00:24 PM PDT · by Rabin · 2 replies
    ASIA TIMES NEWS & FEATURES, INDIA ^ | DECEMBER 13, 2015 | RAJA MURTHY in ASIA TIMES NEWS & FEATURES, INDIA
    Surya Namaskar. The Indian Railways is en route to inspiring more practically use the suns power, for a less polluted life and free from trauma of the kind flooded Chennai is suffering. Japan's Softbank Corp (9984.T), Taiwan's Foxconn (2354.TW) and India's Bharti Enterprises have separately pledged to invest a total of about $20 billion in India's renewable sector. //Snip// http://www.thestreet.com/story/13023090/1/sunedison-sune-stock-rallying-today-after-obama-vows-to-back-indias-solar-push.html ByKurumi FukushimaFollow | 01/26/15 - 02:50 PM EST Shares of SunEdison (SUNE) , rallying... Yesterday, Obama, at a press conference in New Delhi, the U.S. will "stand ready to speed this advancement with additional financing," India energy needs without "greenhouse...
  • DoD IG Opens Investigation Into Former ULA Executives Allegations

    03/27/2016 12:01:39 AM PDT · by Rabin
    Defense Daily ^ | 03/22/2016 | Pat Host
    The DoD IG opened an investigation today, regarding allegations made by former United Launch Alliance (ULA) vice president Brett Tobey. DoD IG will be looking into national security space launch protocols. This investigation will include, but is not limited to, site visits, interviews and documentation review with DoD and ULA personnel. http://spaceksc.blogspot.com/2016/02/lipstick-on-pig.html "We all agree" that we must end dependence on Russia RD-180 (kerosene/LOX), and make our own (Hydrogen/Lox),engines here in the U.S.
  • Saudi Aramco To Own The Largest US Refinery

    03/17/2016 10:30:02 PM PDT · by Rabin · 4 replies
    Oilpro ^ | 3/17/16 | Jeff Reed
    Abdulrahman Al-Wuhaib, senior vice president, said in the Wednesday statement that.. Saudi Aramco will assumes Sole Ownership America's largest refinery. The Port Arthur Texas Complex includes 26 distribution terminals, and hold an exclusive license to use the Shell brand for gasoline and diesel sales in Texas, most of the Mississippi Valley, the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic markets. //Snipp// Jeff Eggemeyer ... The largest refinery in our country, being in sole ownership of the Saudi government, ... You need only look at the current "free market" strategy (mutilating currency reserves to destroy corporate and NOCC competitors) being employed by the Sauds, and...
  • Jury deliberates in trial of alleged mastermind in Texas anti-Islam cartoon attack

    03/13/2016 12:56:40 AM PST · by Rabin · 21 replies
    http://www.upi.com ^ | March 12, 2016 | Daniel Uria
    <p>Semi-Sune, Decorous Thomas, aka Kareem, (alone Butt for Stefan Verdugo) supported, (trained and motivated?) local homomuz, Simpson, and Soofi for a considerable period , according to friends, relatives, neighbors, and under the watchful eye of almost everyone in govcop. Finally May 3, Simpson, and Soofi, "opened fire" outside at an exhibit of Prophet Muhammad "images". Simpson, and Soofi got dead, "mastermind" DT Kareem and semi-suni rads got worried. Worst of all, the feds lost a multi million long term revenue source.</p>
  • Turkish president criticizes release of journalists

    02/28/2016 8:18:52 PM PST · by Rabin · 6 replies
    aa.com.tr/en/turkey ^ | 28.02.2016 14:09:36 | Staff
    I keep silent [on] the decision of the Constitutional Court but do not abide by the decision, Erdogan said. In my opinion, [the] media should not have unlimited freedom. There is no absolute freedom anywhere in the world media as well. They were arrested in November... allegations of espionage, attempting to overthrow the government and supporting terrorism.
  • SPEAKER RYAN's POLITICO Playbook

    02/26/2016 8:46:03 PM PST · by Rabin · 8 replies
    linkedin ^ | Feb 26, 2016 | Mike Allen
    Washington Press Club Foundation's 72nd annual Congressional Dinner: "As great as it is being Speaker, there is a lot of stake this November. And I think the best thing for me to do right now is to confirm that those rumors out there are actually true. People (many) have approached me about seeking a higher office. It's not a job that I ever sought. (but) This is a very dire moment, and if there's a way I can be a unifying figure, bring some needed stability and protect an institution that means so much to our country, then I am...
  • Andy Lopez’ family can proceed with lawsuit against Sonoma County sheriff’s deputy, judge rules

    02/04/2016 8:30:15 PM PST · by Rabin · 3 replies
    THE PRESS DEMOCRAT ^ | January 20, 2016 | PAUL PAYNE
    The family of 13-year-old Andy Lopez, can take their wrongful death lawsuit to trial, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. The child was shot as he turned, shot as he fell and shot as he lay face down. Andy was penetrated by seven of the nine shots fired by one of the terrified deputy. He died ripped on the sidewalk. Full Coroners report and Dash cam data remain un available in recognition and respect of officer protections.
  • Emails Conversations Contained The Names Of CIA Operatives

    02/01/2016 8:17:00 PM PST · by Rabin · 27 replies
    http://www.hannity.com/a ^ | Monday, February 1st 2016 | staff
    Clinton’s email included Holy Grail items of American espionage, true names of Agency intelligence officers serving overseas under non-official cover. At the business end if the business.
  • lighten up, gain traction.

    01/29/2016 1:20:52 AM PST · by Rabin · 1 replies
    Biez ^ | 1/29/16 | staff
    Hary Tinkler is dead, it seems. Tink, fat, smart, fast, un beatable fist fighter, tough a nail. Rab can't say as how I will miss or not miss this real hard case, first class human. Pray only, lord forgive, caress. Raben
  • LiLimit Crude Imports: Perhaps Eisenhower Was On To Something

    01/25/2016 9:07:12 PM PST · by Rabin · 29 replies
    rigzone ^ | Monday, January 25, 2016 | Deon Daugherty
    So what would happen if a modern-day president took the Eisenhower model and, ceased crude imports. The price shock to the energy markets could take domestic crude to $140 before it broke the back of our World Crude Oil Cartel.
  • Φωτογραφίες Χρονολογίου

    01/01/2016 10:43:30 PM PST · by Rabin · 5 replies
    http://el-gr.el-gr.fb.me/NationalCryptologicMuseum/photos/a.350346695032536.76645.318661104867762/99
    First use of Code Talkers in combat, 1918 The use of pre American languages to protect U.S. voice com began in, 1918. Early on, in World War I, "Captain Lawrence noted conscripts speaking Choctaw bla bla, and recognized a potential to secure line active, field communications. Choctaw com contributed directly to constriction and later withdrawal of two companies during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive and were later used in the implementing a successful surprise attack on the Germans at Forest Farm. A belated program expanded in to World War II. http://www.comanchemuseum.com/code_talkers Comanche Code Talkers of World War II. In late 1940, 17...
  • NSA/CSS Adds Two Heroes to Its Cryptologic Memorial Wall

    12/25/2015 10:46:05 PM PST · by Rabin · 5 replies
    Spc. Landis, from the city of Independence in northern Kentucky, was assigned to the U.S. Army, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne). In late 2013, he deployed with his group to Afghanistan, where he consistently worked to collect and analyze enemy communications. On Feb. 10, 2014, Spc. Landis was operating on the harsh battlefields of Kapisa Province when his unit came under heavy fire. During the attack, Spc. Landis was hit and severely injured by a rocket propelled grenade. He survived the assault, but ultimately succumbed to his wounds later that day at Bagram Airbase. Spc. Pelham, born into...
  • U.S. manslaughter charges filed in deadly 2012 oil platform blast

    11/30/2015 10:28:34 PM PST · by Rabin · 15 replies
    reuters ^ | Thu Mar 12, 2015 5:01am EDT
    The indictment accused the men of "negligent and grossly negligent" supervision of testing at the well in the run up to the explosion. Robert Kaluza and Donald Vidrine were the two highest-ranking supervisors on board the Deepwater Horizon on April 20, 2010, when the deadly 2012 explosion sent millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico along with $42 billion in stock holders cap, and 11 good seamen through a flaming hell to a watery grave... A federal appeals court today, dismissed all all seaman's manslaughter charges against BP managers, Kaluza and Vidrine. The Court noted. "the manager's...
  • NOAA chief tells lawmaker: No one will ‘coerce the scientists who work for me’

    11/24/2015 9:48:43 PM PST · by Rabin · 12 replies
    WashingtonPost ^ | November 24 at 6:00 AM | Lisa Rein (Federal Eye)
    The Obama cronies continues to stone House of Rep. demand for access to the RICO related Nobel O, Nobel Goreworld / Chelsy & Bill, mentorship program, connections to NOAA.... one of several warming studies lawmaker are investigating. In smackback to the irreverent House Science Committee's Chairman Lamar Smith, Penny Pritzker, godesslike head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Imperial Directorate, leaned forward to Chairman (Smith). Her staff will not be intimidated by elected meddling, sniveling and the like. As in Buzz off. “If yours don't like our junk,” Sullivan wrote, “it has the tools to jinn up its own.
  • Shell-BG Merger Takes Another Step Forward.

    11/19/2015 8:26:19 PM PST · by Rabin · 3 replies
    Rigzone ^ | Thursday, November 19, 2015 | Chee Yew Cheang
    Royal Dutch Shell plc's acquisition of BG Group plc took another step forward with the receipt of unconditional merger clearance from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the company said Thursday. Following previously announced clearances in Brazil and the European Union, three of the five pre-conditions to the Shell-BG merger have now been satisfied, leaving only approvals from Australia’s Foreign Investment Review Board and China’s Ministry of Commerce outstanding.
  • Not so fast, Paul Ryan

    10/26/2015 10:15:28 PM PDT · by Rabin · 20 replies
    The Bull Elephant ^ | October 23, 2015 | Dave Brat
    So far, Ive received confirmations from several candidates, but have yet to receive a written response from Ryan. Congressman Ryan has noted he does not want to adbmit to preconditions. House Speakers race is not about the person. It is about the principles, and structural reforms so that the process serves the best interest of the American people. This is too important a decision to leave to a few people good old boys. For our party to re-unite, and get things done, our Speaker need be of the people. Communicating honestly with us would be a good start.
  • US, Russia sign memo on safe flight operations over Syria

    10/23/2015 9:24:01 PM PDT · by Rabin · 7 replies
    Indiat News ^ | October 21, 2015 | Staff & Aaron Mehta
    What is known is that the agreement covers the US and its entire coalition operating in Syria, for both manned and unmanned systems. It also provides some guidelines on what frequencies pilots should us to communicate with each other if needed. The agreement, reached through several weeks of negotiations between the Pentagon and Russian military officials, is built on shaky ground.
  • FBI confiscates 4 State Dept. servers

    10/13/2015 11:01:42 PM PDT · by Rabin · 17 replies
    World Tribune Life ^ | October 13, 2015 | Bill Gertz
    The FBI has seized nine White House computer servers as part of its probe into how classified information was compromised on State Department email system, according to people familiar with the investigation. Additionally six servers, which were located at the NSA Fort Mead headquarters building, were seized. They are being checked by technical analysts charged with determining how all communications to and from the state department were being routed via homeline parallel Soviet, and Clinton Foundation pathways as standard procedure, even prior to 2009 to 2013, said two people familiar with the probe. The people spoke on condition of anonymity....
  • Outsider Dornan, Tops New Republican nomination List.

    10/08/2015 9:15:05 PM PDT · by Rabin · 6 replies
    wikipedia ^ | March 1985 | staff and contributors
    Dornan makes headlines in confrontation with Representative Thomas Downey (D-NY) on the House floor today. Downey asked Dornan about comments he had made calling Downey "a draft-dodging wimp." According to Downey, Dornan, grabbing him by collar and tie, said, "It's good you're being protected by the sergeant-at-arms. If I saw you outside, it would be a different story" and threatened him "with some form of bodily harm." Dornan claimed he was merely straightening Downey's tie and refused to apologize for the incident or the derogatory comment. A Dornan aide said, "It will be a cold day in hell before he...
  • Saudi Cuts Oil Prices To Asia, U.S.

    10/06/2015 9:26:17 PM PDT · by Rabin · 4 replies
    oilpro.com ^ | posted yesterday | Abisha Rabiyah
    Saudi Aramco reduced the price of its light-crude deliveries to Asia by $1.70/bbl. As a result, Marketwatch switched to a discount of $1.60/bbl against the rival Dubai benchmark from the previous premium of $0.10/bbl. Aramco also reduced its prices for heavy oil by $2/bbl to the Far East and by $0.30/bbl to the U.S. Aramco also reduced its official selling price for medium grade crude to Asia in November to a discount of $3.20/bbl below the regional benchmark, versus a $1.30 discount for October sales, the company said Sunday. The discount for the medium grade to Asia, the primary market...
  • Vatican fires senior priest deviant advocate..

    10/03/2015 10:34:37 PM PDT · by Rabin · 11 replies
    Aljazeera ^ | 03 Oct 2015 | Religion
    The Vatican has fired a who came out gay on the eve of a major meeting of church leaders to discuss homosexu senior priests. In a statement on Saturday, a spokesman for Pope Francis said Polish priest Krzysztof Charamsa's action had been "very serious and irresponsible". Krzysztof will be replaced "by a theologian" in the Vatican.
  • Frac Industry Catches A Break, Judge Strikes Down Costly Regs

    10/02/2015 5:12:23 PM PDT · by Rabin · 4 replies
    Oilpro ^ | 10/2/15 | Jeff Reed
    A federal judge in Wyoming has issued an injunction against new Department of Interior regulations that tighten controls over hydraulic fracturing on federal lands. The move grants some of relief to producers who would have confronted higher costs at a time when oil prices are already hitting their profits, curbing activity, and reducing headcounts....
  • HILLARY SHARED AN EMAIL NETWORK WITH THE CLINTON FOUNDATION

    09/01/2015 12:54:54 AM PDT · by Rabin · 16 replies
    breitbart ^ | 31 Aug 2015 | Patrick Howley
    Hillary server was maintained in the server master network of Clinton Foundation, (a massive, tax exempt, non profit power structure now run by Chelsea). Latest dump reveal that Hillary's clintonemail.com shared it's IP address with Bill's presidentclinton.com, on Clinton Foundation servers since 2009. "Clinton Foundation" net computers had open access and input to top level State Department communications, for years. The Espionage Act frowns on un-cleared access and control of classified matter. It seems clear, Secretary of State sold us out to maintain Bills pay for play, to friend and foe, top dollar foundation. The fact that code word Intel...
  • Civil War ironclad CSS Georgia recovers from Savannah River

    08/24/2015 8:15:56 PM PDT · by Rabin · 3 replies
    Army Mil. ^ | August 21, 2015 | Jeremy Buddemeier
    Tonnage and undersized propulsion, combined with the strength of the Savannah River's currents and tides, pigeonholed the vessel into becoming a floating battery across from Old Fort Jackson, where it guarded against a Union naval advance into Savannah.
  • Sinking currencies point to jitters about emerging economies

    08/22/2015 11:50:18 PM PDT · by Rabin · 3 replies
    myway ^ | Aug 21, 3:18 PM (ET) | PAUL WISEMAN and JOSHUA GOODMAN
    In "emerging markets" worldwide, currencies are falling because "emerging markets" are on the verge of a fall. Hyped until recently, "emerging markets" are now designated casualties of slower growth in "emerging market". Investors worry that the "emerging markets" monster China currency manipulation will surpass the "us lobby" capacity to buy off politically correct response. Many "economists" are confident that the U.S. economy can continue to be milked just like Europe's economy. Even so, the trouble in (non China) "emerging markets" is surprising and unsettling. "It's remarkable Three years ago Lima, was chosen to host an International Monetary Fund's meeting of...
  • Indictment of former House speaker Dennis Hastert

    08/18/2015 10:02:47 PM PDT · by Rabin · 34 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | pass | staff
    Federal prosecutors on Thursday indicted former House speaker J. Dennis Hastert on charges of purposefully withdrawing less than $10,000 in order to evade... Violations: Title 18, United States Code, Section 1001(a)(2); Title 31, United States Code,Section 5324
  • Hillary Clinton diced and sliced

    08/14/2015 9:37:02 PM PDT · by Rabin · 32 replies
    BBC ^ | 12 August 2015 | Anthony Zurcher North America reporter
    Shortly before she was sworn in as secretary of state in 2009, Hillary Clinton set up an email server hdr22@clintonemail.com, at her home in Chappaqua, NY. She, her Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills, and Iranian conduit Huma Abedin, providing an 24-7 administration back channel under cover of state dept electronic correspondence during her four years in office. She did not use, or activate, a state.gov email account, which would have been hosted on servers owned and managed by the US government.
  • Michael Savage: Fox Working for Hillary, Megyn 'Picture of Dorian Gray'

    08/09/2015 10:41:07 PM PDT · by Rabin · 77 replies
    newsmax ^ | Saturday, 08 Aug 2015 09:19 PM | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Savage lambasted Megan Kelly for her lead question to Don Trump; his "documented quotes" about women.. "it's now clear... that she's gone over to the dark side... her new stance is even changing her looks... It's as clear as a bell that 'Mayhem Kelly' has gone over to the dark side, and frankly her looks are changing."
  • Turkey to Boost Security for Energy Infrastructure as PKK Attacks Rise

    08/06/2015 9:21:24 PM PDT · by Rabin · 1 replies
    Rigzone ^ | Thursday, August 06, 2015 | Orhan Coskun and Humeyra Pamuk|
    Oil flow in the Iraq-Turkey pipeline, carrying Kurdish and Kirkuk oil to Turkey's southern port of Ceyhan, resumed on Thursday after a week-long shutdown following a PKK attack, a Turkish energy official and a shipping agent told Reuters.
  • Rand Paul defies McConnell to defund "Planned Parenthood"

    07/26/2015 11:50:08 PM PDT · by Rabin · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/25/15 | BARBARA BOLAND
    The more I learn about Planned Parenthood's racket, aborting children and then selling off their organs, the more my head spins I'm not about to let "Planned Parenthood" (crush the face then pelvis, retail the mostly dark tender vitals), off the hook.
  • Senate advances Export-Import Bank lifeline

    07/26/2015 10:15:33 PM PDT · by Rabin · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/26/15 | SUSAN FERRECHIO
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., kept a promise made to Democratics earlier this year that in exchange for their support on an important trade deal, he would allow a vote on a measure to extend the bank.... Obama administration is closer than ever on a breakthrough on the biggest trade deal in world history. http://www.politico.com/story/2015/07/trans-pacific-partnership-trade-pact-challenges-120600.html All the Good ol Boys are convinced we the people, maintain generic, or self-inflicted stupid. We the people keep proving it is so, up to the tipping p0int. Raben
  • [from Friday, June 14th, 2013] Navy Order Seen Boosting Foreign Osprey Sales

    07/11/2015 11:49:46 PM PDT · by Rabin · 9 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | Friday, June 14th, 2013 12:14 pm Posted in Afghanistan, Air | By Richard Sisk
    The MV-22 Osprey gets $6.5 billion vote of confidence by "Defense Secretary" Chuck Hagel. Naval Air Systems Command has given Textron and Boeing Co. $6.5 billion for 99 Ospreys Israeli special forces want up to five Ospreys and will pay $70 million apiece, all of will come out of our + $3 billion Israel military U.S. annual assistance. More than 30 Marines and an un-known number of contractors have died in MV-22 use and development anomalies to date. Some lawmakers and Defense Department officials sought unsuccessfully to cancel the program. to date. Some lawmakers and Defense Department officials have sought...
  • Kuwait identifies mosque bomber as Saudi national

    06/28/2015 10:37:30 PM PDT · by Rabin · 4 replies
    Al Arabiya News ^ | 28 June 2015 | By Staff writer
    Kuwait has identified the derange and finally disassembled bomber who carried out the countrys worst attack as a Saudi citizen, Kuwait state media reported on Sunday. The interior ministry named Fahd Suliman Abdul-Muhsen al-Qabaa and said he flew into Kuwait's airport at dawn on Friday, only hours before he detonated explosives at a Shi'ite Muslim mosque killing at least 27 people and injuring 227. Authorities have detained the owner of the house where the bomber was staying, a Kuwaiti national who subscribes to "fundamentalist and deviant ideology" Criminal act... Thousands of Kuwaitis turned out Saturday despite the Ramadan daylight fast...
  • GAO report blasts Air Force justification for A-10 retirement

    06/26/2015 10:38:30 PM PDT · by Rabin · 15 replies
    U.S. Air Force Times ^ | 6/26/2015 | Staff
    The Air Force based its plan to retire the A-10 on projection of cost savings, ignoring mission (close air support), the Government Accountability Office. GAO punches holes in Air Force's bosses decision to retire the attack jet, saying planners did not, did not include the increased workload on other aircraft tasked Baltic & Black Sea theater realities. Rep. Martha McSally, R-Arizona, to block the Air Force's pro Soviet armor superiority, review. The agency states that the Air Force made the plan to retire the A-10 based on a "enemy with-in" review". The Air Force's guidance prioritized fifth-generation aircraft, readiness and...
  • Wait Lists Grow as Many More Veterans Seek Care and Funding Falls Far Short

    06/20/2015 9:26:40 PM PDT · by Rabin · 9 replies
    N Y Times ^ | JUNE 20, 2015 | RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr.
    One year after outrage over health care allegedly shook the Department of Veterans Affairs, the agency is but again facing crisis. The number of veterans on waiting lists of one month or more is now 50 percent higher than it was during the height of last years institutionalized: "delay is cheaper than dirt" directive and "dead vets cost less" budget cover-ups came to light. Mr. Gibson, deputy secretary indicated possible savings options by rationing new treatments to older veterans and excluding patients who have advanced terminal diseases or a persistent vegetative state or dementia. The agency (also) needs to...
  • Is Elon Musk Just A Billionaire Welfare King?

    06/12/2015 9:27:31 PM PDT · by Rabin · 32 replies
    oilprice.com ^ | 11 June 2015 | Gaurav Agnihotri
    Elon Musk our billionaire, whose Stimulus funded Tesla Motors, Solarandra City and (only option to Russia, NASA is out) Space X has received $4.9 billion in FedSlush. Is Elon Musk a billionaire welfare queen of Federal grants, discounted loans, tax breaks, government RICO & Carbon credits? Tesla is set to receive an incentive worth $1.3 billion from the state of Nevada. Anyone who buys a Tesla gets a $7,500 federal income tax credit, Californians receive an additional rebate of $2,500 from the state. In all, Tesla Motors Inc. has received close to $2.391 billion in form of government subsidies. SolarCity,...
  • Police Officer in McKinney, Tex., Resigns

    06/09/2015 8:43:53 PM PDT · by Rabin · 21 replies
    nytimes ^ | JUNE 9, 2015 | ASHLEY SOUTHALL
    Cpl. David Eric Casebolt, Tex. seen on video pulling his gun on teenagers in swimsuits and shoving a young black girls face in the ground, has resigned. Our policies, our training, our practice doesnt support his actions... He came into the call out of control, and was out of control during the incident. Chief Conley said.
  • Turkeys Game-Changing Election

    05/31/2015 11:34:55 PM PDT · by Rabin · 26 replies
    Carnegi Eeurope ^ | MAY 29, 2015 | Marc Pierini, Sinan lgen
    Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP). For the first time, is running as a political party instead of independent candidates. The ruling Party (AKP), has won every single election—presidential, legislative, and municipal—without serious opposition since first coming to power in 2002, is looking to introduce an executive presidency. After serving three terms as prime minister, the AKP’s charismatic leader, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, became the country’s first directly elected president by winning 51.8 percent of the popular vote in August 2014.
  • McConnell moves to end debate on 'fast track' trade bill

    05/19/2015 11:41:54 PM PDT · by Rabin · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | MAY 19, 2015 | SUSAN FERRECHIO
    Many oppose "fast track" authority, which will give Obama expanded power in international deals. McConnell is refusing to allow votes on amendments, breaking a pledge to allow an open process (has) filed cloture.
  • One Marine killed, 21 others hospitalized after Osprey aircraft's hard landing in Hawaii

    05/18/2015 7:56:56 PM PDT · by Rabin · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 18, 2015 | Derrick Perkins
    One Marine was killed and 21 others were hospitalized Sunday after an Osprey... had a "hard-landing mishap" at approximately 11:40 a.m. local time. Built by Boeing Co. and Bell, a unit of Textron Inc., the Osprey program was nearly scrapped after a history of mechanical failures and two test crashes that killed 23 Marines in 2000.
  • Robert Edmonds and Caroline Banuelos came through!

    05/03/2015 12:49:45 AM PDT · by Rabin · 3 replies
    peace and justice sonoma co ^ | 04/29/2015 | pjcsonoma
    Dear Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, As Chair and Vice Chair of the Sonoma County Community and Local Law Enforcement Task Force (CALLE), ... The California Supreme (Court Copley Press v. Superior Court 2006) effectively changed California Penal Code, so that all independent oversight agencies, such as civilian review boards, oversight panels, and civil service commissions, must now cloak all officer records and findings of misconduct in strict confidentiality..., any independent investigation that would yield specific information about officer misconduct and patterns is stifled, and must come through an internal law enforcement investigation, or motions approved by a judge. Even...
  • The GOP attack on climate change takes a big step forward

    05/02/2015 11:11:19 PM PDT · by Rabin · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 4-28-15 | Michael Hiltzik
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