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  • Shooter at large after four people are killed in north Georgia

    01/24/2019 9:40:34 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 30 replies ^ | 1/24/19 | Alex Johnson
    Four people were killed and a fifth was seriously injured Thursday night in a shooting incident in north Georgia, authorities said. The shooter or shooters remained at large late Thursday. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation, or GBI, said agents from three regional GBI offices responded to assist local investigators in Rockmart, a town of about 4,000 people in Polk County about 40 miles northwest of Atlanta. It said four people were confirmed to be dead. Rockmart Police Chief Keith Sorrells said the surviving victim appeared to have been shot in the face and was airlifted to Atlanta for emergency treatment.
  • Presidential candidate wants to give everyone $1,000 a month in free cash

    01/10/2019 5:11:19 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 49 replies
    Presidential candidate wants to give everyone $1,000 a month in free cash By Aris Folley - 01/10/19 07:18 PM EST Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang is vowing to pay every American citizen between the ages of 18 and 64 a $1,000 check once a month if he is elected in 2020. Yang, who is running his presidential campaign largely around the idea of universal basic income, already launched a pilot program for free cash payments known as the Freedom Dividend, CNBC reported on Wednesday. For the program, Yang selected a family in Goffstown, New Hampshire, who he says will be...
  • Meth Lab Discovered Inside Chamblee Hotel (Georgia)

    01/26/2014 6:18:08 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    WSB-TV 2 Atlanta ^ | Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 | WSB-TV 2 Atlanta
    Meth lab discovered inside Chamblee hotel DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Investigators dismantled meth lab found at a DeKalb County hotel Saturday night. Channel 2 Action News was at the scene as the Georgia Bureau of Investigations began their investigation. Our crews watched them, armed with search warrant, go inside and investigate the meth lab. The owner of the Lodge on Buford Hotel only meant to evict a tenant who hadn't paid his bill, but he found himself calling Chamblee police. “When the officer got here, the tenant had actually left. He went inside with the owner of facility and found...
  • NATO Unites Against Iranian Missiles

    02/05/2011 9:35:08 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 25 replies
    The Strategy Page ^ | 2/5/2011 | The Strategy Page
    NATO has tweaked and tested its air defense systems to provide coordinated sensor (mainly radar) and control capabilities to support anti-missile missiles. The United States and several other nations have anti-aircraft missile systems that can also knock down ballistic missiles (mainly short range ones.) Now, the NATO air defense system can have additional anti-missile systems added, which the entire system able to coordinate defense against missile attack. The ultimate goal is to install American anti-missile systems capable of stopping longer range ballistic missiles, like those from Iran. This is expected to happen before the end of the decade, or sooner,...
  • China's New Missile: A Game Changer?

    12/28/2010 7:43:01 PM PST · by raptor22 · 56 replies · 9+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 28, 2010 | IBD staff
    China's Challenge: As tensions elevate on the Korean peninsula, Pyongyang's patron deploys a weapon designed to sink the very ships we are sending to protect an ally. This does not bode well. The prospects that the Korean War, which ended in only an interminable armistice, may resume has become an increasingly real possibility in recent months. That its patron, China, without which North Korea would collapse of its own rot, now has deployed a missile designed to target and sink U.S. carrier battle groups adds a new and disturbing element to any confrontation in the region. Admiral Robert Willard, commander...
  • HASC Keeps Airborne Laser Alive

    05/12/2010 7:11:47 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 14 replies · 341+ views
    DoD Buzz ^ | 5/12/2010 | Greg Grant
    The House Armed Services Committee today added $362 million to the Obama administration’s 2011 defense authorization bill for missile defense, including $50 million for further tests of Boeing’s Airborne Laser, a program the Obama administration had sought to wind down. “I am particularly pleased that the Mark increases funding for directed energy research. It was clear that the budget request was not sufficient to support further flight testing using the Airborne Laser Test Bed as well as mature innovative directed energy technologies,” Rep. Michael R. Turner R-Ohio, top Republican on the Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, said in a...
  • New intel contradicts that used to cancel E. Europe missile base

    04/30/2010 3:24:19 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 7 replies · 290+ views
    Geostrategy-Direct(subscription) ^ | 4/30/2010 | Geostrategy-Direct(subscription)
    A senior U.S. official said last week that there are signs North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il will visit China in the coming weeks. A senior House member disclosed during a hearing last week that the threat of long-range missiles from North Korea and Iran is increasing, and the data contradicts intelligence used by the Obama administration in canceling a planned missile defense base in Eastern Europe. Rep. Michael Turner, R-Ohio, said during a House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee hearing last week that new intelligence indicates the threat from longer range missiles may be nearer. “We know that the threat...
  • Iranian ICBM Threat Demolishes The Administration’s Missile Defense Strategy

    04/28/2010 9:12:32 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 17 replies · 499+ views
    Lexington Institute ^ | 4/26/2010 | Daniel Goure, Ph.D.
    Less than a year ago, the Obama Administration cancelled plans for the so-called Third Site ground-based missile defense in Europe arguing that the near-term threat did not warrant deployment of a high-end defensive capability. Instead, the administration declared that it was pursuing a phased adaptive approach to missile defenses that would only deploy those capabilities needed to deal with the threat as it emerged. Only a few months ago, the administration published its Ballistic Missile Defense Review validating a new strategy for the defense of Europe based on a different system built around the Aegis ship-based missile defense system with...
  • Prague Surrender

    04/08/2010 4:48:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 1,063+ views ^ | April 8, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Arms Deal: President Obama signs away U.S. nuclear security and gives the Russians a veto over whether we can defend ourselves. Our nuclear umbrella is in tatters as another piece of paper proclaims peace in our time. Completing a process of disarmament and appeasement that manifested itself in the dismantling and defunding of U.S. military power that began with his inauguration, President Obama signed a new strategic arms limitation treaty with a grinning and very happy Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday in the Czech capital. How fitting this document was signed in Prague, which isn't far from Munich where...
  • Ballistic Missile Defense Report(Part 2)

    02/05/2010 4:54:46 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 170+ views
    Department Of Defense ^ | 02/05/2010 | Missile Threat
    Homeland The report discusses in some detail the current and planned deployments of U.S. missile defense, both at home and abroad. At home, the U.S. will field a total of 30 ground-based interceptors, with 26 in Alaska at Fort Greely and four in California at Vandenberg Air Force Base. (This is a reduction from Defense's original goal of 44.) As a matter of strategy, the position from earlier in the report is reinforced: the U.S. will maintain its slight advantage over the possibility of a yet-to-materialize long-range threat from North Korea or Iran, but will not seek to address missile...
  • More THAAD

    10/24/2009 11:34:25 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies · 672+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 10/24/2009 | The Strategy Page
    The U.S. Army has formed its second THAAD anti-ballistic missile (ABM) battery. The first battery was formed last year, and will be ready for combat next year. Next, the army will form two more THAAD batteries over the next three years. Three years ago, there was a successful test of THAAD (a SCUD type target was destroyed in flight) using a crew of soldiers for the first time, and not manufacturer technicians, to operate the system. Each THAAD battery has 24 missiles, three launchers and a fire control communications system. This includes an X-Band radar. The gear for each battery...
  • US to deploy Patriot missiles in Poland in 2010

    10/19/2009 1:15:41 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 15 replies · 1,249+ views
    Space War ^ | 10/16/2009 | Staff Writers
    The United States will deploy ground-to-air Patriot missiles in Poland in 2010 and is discussing its plans for a new anti-missile system with Warsaw, a US defence official said Friday. "We presented some detailed information on how the rotations of our Patriot batteries would be conducted over the next few years under the August 2008 agreement" with Poland, US Assistant Secretary of Defence for International Security Alexander Vershbow said in Warsaw. "We look forward to the commencement of those rotations next year," Vershbow said following talks with Poland's Deputy Defence Minister Stanislaw Komorowski Friday ahead of next week's visit by...
  • Abject Surrender in the Dead of Night

    09/18/2009 3:50:25 AM PDT · by docbnj · 11 replies · 1,615+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 17 Sep 2009 | anonymous
    Czechs are used to betrayal by their Western allies. It was at Munich in 1938 that British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain sealed their doom in exchange for a piece of paper promising "peace in our time." The fact that this further gutting of missile defense came on the 70th anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Poland on Sept. 17, 1939, is an eerie coincidence. "Just after midnight I was informed in a telephone call by President Barack Obama that (his) administration had decided to pull out from the planned missile defense shield installations" in the Czech Republic and Poland, the...
  • To Hell With 'Howevers,' Fund SDI

    12/08/2008 5:08:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 625+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | December 8, 2008
    Defense: A ballistic missile launched from Alaska is shot down by an interceptor launched from California. With threats from North Korea to Iran, it's time to ignore the skeptics and fully fund missile defense.It was the most realistic and most successful missile defense test ever in a Strategic Defense Initiative that could one day save an American city from a rogue missile strike. Yet the "yeah, but" media greeted this triumph with claims the concept is still unproven. It was as if the Wright brothers had announced man's first flight, only to be greeted with cries that they hadn't built...
  • Abject Surrender In Dead Of Night

    09/17/2009 5:25:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies · 2,799+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 17, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Strategic Defense: With Iran on the verge of a deliverable nuke, the administration tells our allies in the dead of night that we will scuttle missile defense plans in Eastern Europe to please the Russians.Czechs are used to betrayal by their Western allies. It was at Munich in 1938 that British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain sealed their doom in exchange for a piece of paper promising "peace in our time." The fact that this further gutting of missile defense came on the 70th anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Poland on Sept. 17, 1939, is an eerie coincidence. "Just after...
  • Target Alaska: Gov. Palin Pushes SDI

    06/01/2009 9:49:19 PM PDT · by euram · 8 replies · 810+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | 06-01-09 | Investor's Business Daily
    Security: As Defense Secretary Gates tours our missile defense site at Fort Greely, Alaska, Gov. Sarah Palin calls for restoration of the missile defense cuts. Meanwhile, North Korea points another missile at the U.S.
  • U.S. to relocate missile defense system

    08/27/2009 8:25:27 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 25 replies · 2,586+ views
    Space War ^ | 8/27/2009 | UPI
    Washington may relocate the controversial missile defense system planned for Eastern Europe to the Balkans, Turkey or Israel, a Polish newspaper reports. The U.S. plan included 10 long-range interceptor missiles in Poland and a radar station in the Czech Republic. That plan will almost certainly be scrapped, Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza reports. Washington is now looking for alternative locations including in the Balkans, Israel and Turkey, the daily says, citing U.S. administration officials and lobbyists based in Washington. "The signals that the generals in the Pentagon are sending are absolutely clear: as far as missile defense is concerned, the current...
  • Target Alaska: Gov. Palin Pushes SDI

    06/01/2009 7:00:19 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 7 replies · 896+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 2, 2009 | Editorial
    As Defense Secretary Gates tours our missile defense site at Fort Greely, Alaska, Gov. Sarah Palin calls for restoration of the missile defense cuts. Meanwhile, North Korea points another missile at the U.S. Robert Gates' visit to our missile defense facility at Fort Greely on Monday was a pointed reminder to the North Koreans that while we have been talking softly, we still have a few big sticks in the ground ready to turn the North Korean missile program into so much scrap metal.
  • Another Bull's-Eye For Missile Defense

    08/05/2009 5:30:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies · 597+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 5, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    SDI: If you missed the news, which isn't hard given how poorly these things are covered, our "unproven" missile defense proved itself again last week, when a U.S. warship downed a simulated North Korean missile in flight.The test, conducted in Hawaiian waters by the Navy and the Department of Defense's Missile Defense Agency (MDA), was the 23rd firing by ships equipped with the Aegis ballistic missile defense system. It was the 19th success, including the shoot-down of a dead U.S. spy satellite last year. A short-range ballistic missile simulating a missile like North Korea's Nodongs or Scuds was fired from...
  • Muslims force home church to close down

    02/12/2007 2:09:47 PM PST · by Posting · 22 replies · 809+ views
    Asia News ^ | Februray, 11, 2007 | Benteng Reges
    Muslims force home church to close down by Benteng Reges In West Java yesterday, a crowd of local residents and Islamic activists broke into the home of a Christian that was being used as a church. The owner ceded to their requests and stopped the religious service. The revision of a Decree on places of worship has proved to be insufficient to guarantee Indonesian Christians the right to worship Jakarta (AsiaNews) – A crowd of Muslims has forced the closure of another home church in Bandung regency in the Indonesian province of West Java. Yesterday, 11 February, around 100 people...