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  • MDA seeks laser-armed HALE UAV for counter-ICBM role

    06/20/2017 12:08:28 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Janes ^ | 14 June 2017 | Gareth Jennings
    MDA seeks laser-armed HALE UAV for counter-ICBM role Gareth Jennings 14 June 2017 The United States is looking to field a laser-armed unmanned aircraft to intercept intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) towards the middle of the next decade, the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) disclosed on 13 June. In a solicitation posted on the Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) website, the MDA Advanced Technology Directorate said it requires a high-altitude long-endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with the payload capacity needed to carry a high-energy laser system payload to high altitudes for Boost Phase Intercept (BPI) of ICBMs in the 2023 timeframe. "The...
  • 2010 MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon Final Total and Ending

    09/05/2016 7:20:42 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 31 replies
    Jerry for the last time, here
  • Police: Deliberate hit-and-run killed Michigan firefighter (while collecting for MDA)

    09/10/2015 3:00:10 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 65 replies
    AP ^ | September 10, 2015
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Police in Michigan have arrested the driver of a pickup truck who they believe intentionally struck a firefighter standing in a roadway collecting money for charity, killing him. [Snip] The 35-year-old Rodeman, who also served in the U.S. Marines in Iraq ... [was] participating in an annual fundraising campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the International Association of Fire Fighters, authorities said. [Snip] Rodeman was married two months ago, and he and his wife were expecting their first child, Fire Chief Randy Talifarro said.
  • Good riddance to MDA Labor Day telethon

    09/07/2015 5:07:21 PM PDT · by RckyRaCoCo · 47 replies
    Tribune News Service ^ | 9/5/15 | Mike Ervin
    As a person with muscular dystrophy, I’m relieved to know that this will be the first Labor Day weekend of my adult life without a muscular dystrophy telethon. The Muscular Dystrophy Association announced in May that for the first time in decades, it will not organize a telethon to raise money.
  • Moms Demand Action Witness Caught Misleading Texas State Senators During Testimony

    05/23/2015 4:37:18 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 18 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 5-22-2015 | Lana Shadwick
    A woman testifying for Moms Demand Action has been called on the carpet for misleading the Texas Senate for implying by omission that the tragic killing of her husband by her son resulted from the use of a firearm. In reality, her son killed his father with a pipe wrench and a knife. The fact that her son owned what she called “an arsenal” had no bearing on the murder. Open Carry Texas (OCT) has produced a short video which contrasts the woman’s testimony at the Capitol with newspaper and television reports about the murder, and her son’s trial.
  • MDA Telethon Is Ending

    05/01/2015 4:38:01 PM PDT · by massmike · 12 replies
    http://dfw.cbslocal.com/ ^ | 05/01/2015 | n/a
    The Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon, a Labor Day television tradition for decades, is ending. MDA said Friday that “the new realities of television viewing and philanthropic giving” make it the right time to end the annual event, memorably hosted for most of its life by Jerry Lewis. Celebrities including Frank Sinatra, John Lennon and Michael Jackson to Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez have performed on the telethon, first hosted by Lewis and Dean Martin in 1956. It moved to Labor Day in 1966. The telethon ran 21 and a half hours in 2010, Lewis’ last year as host, and had dwindled...
  • The Fascinating Unexpected Thing That Happened to Kroger After They Told MDA to Get Lost

    03/25/2015 1:53:26 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 106 replies
    You’ve got to love it when a corporation who’s intimately involved with everyday Americans decides to stand up for their rights.Not all corporations  will, in fact, many large corporations have caved in and told Moms Demand Action they’ll do anything they want so they can keep their gun hating credit cards in their stores.Well the interesting thing is that’s actually not a good way gain business.Check out the story below about what Kroger told Moms Demand Action and then notice the interesting results from their refusal to cave. During a March 25 appearance on CNBC’s Squawk Box, Kroger CFO Michael Schlotman...
  • Panera Bread asks customers not to bring guns to its restaurants (Freep a poll)

    09/08/2014 1:51:47 PM PDT · by matt04 · 114 replies
    <p>Panera Bread is asking customers not to bring guns into its restaurants. The request places it on a growing list of companies asking guests to refrain from toting firearms into their locations amid an ongoing nationwide debate about gun policy.</p>
  • Bloomberg/MDA and Target again?

    09/07/2014 4:23:28 PM PDT · by matt04 · 10 replies
    We all know Target caved to MDA and requested people not bring guns, which MDA took as a outright ban. According to some FB Posts and Tweets I saw recently it seems MDA or their members have realized that nothing has changed policy wise. I can't find anything official form MDA on a new campaign, but is seems like some of their members might have realized they were lied to and are not happy.
  • Moms Demand Action: Emotion Wins Debates

    04/24/2014 6:07:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Courtesy Oleg Volk A hat tip to joehuffman.org for pointing out the absurd in this article from ABCnews.   It quotes Shannon Watts as saying the following: “I think the NRA should be very afraid of Americans, who’ve had enough of the gun violence in this country and in particular moms,” Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action and a board member for Everytown for Gun Safety, said. “Moms are afraid our children will be taken away and in the end, I think that’s the emotion that will win the debate.” So Ms. Watts believes that debates are about  emotion,...
  • Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America: WE ARE ALL CLAIRE’S MOTHER

    12/23/2013 10:14:20 AM PST · by rktman · 42 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 12/23/2013 | Robert Farago
    Once again, Moms Demand Mayors for Illegal Action waves the bloody shirt. This time their Facebook page is exploiting the tragic death of Claire Davis. And once again MDA reveals itself as an organization dedicated to civilian disarmament.
  • Two pictures that show the utter mendacity of anti-gun websites

    11/11/2013 12:31:12 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    RedState ^ | November 11, 2013 | Moe Lane
    BUT: MORE: At NRO Moms Demand Action: Claims We Took Close-Up Photos Are ‘Flatly Untrue’ BUT Bearing Arms blog post responds in update to NRO post above. MDA [Moms Demand Action] seem to have stepped in it big time. BUT Charles C. W. Cooke of NRO post STILL isn't sure and wants anyone who knows more to contact him.
  • US downs missile with new interceptor (video)

    05/11/2012 6:59:43 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 6 replies
    U.S. forces said they had destroyed a target in the first successful test of the Navy's newest anti-missile interceptor, designed to protect allies from attacks by countries like North Korea and Iran. A target ballistic missile was downed near Hawaii late on Wednesday by the latest Raytheon Co-built Standard Missile-3 interceptor, the Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency (MDA) said. The advanced interceptor is key to the next phase of an anti-missile shield being built by the United States in and around Europe. The United States plans to deploy increasingly capable SM-3 versions up to around 2020 to boost defences against missiles...
  • US mothballs airborne laser missile defense weapon

    03/04/2012 11:28:49 PM PST · by U-238 · 51 replies
    CBS News ^ | 3/1/2012 | CBS News
    The Pentagon has mothballed a laser-equipped jumbo jet after 15 years and $5 billion worth of research to develop an airborne missile defense system. Budget cuts shot down the Airborne Laser Test Bed but some research into anti-missile lasers will continue, according to the U.S. Missile Defense Agency. "We didn't have the funding to continue flying the aircraft," agency spokeswoman Debra Christman told the Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/xEnw3z ). The plane, a Boeing 747 mounted with a high-energy chemical laser, has been sent into storage at Davis Monthan Air Force Base, the agency said. The base near Tucson, Ariz., serves...
  • Moscow, Eyeing U.S. Missile Defense Plans, Announces Work On 100-ton “Monster” Missile

    12/20/2011 2:33:04 PM PST · by edpc · 13 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 20 Dec 2011 | Laura Rosen
    During campaign season, it never hurts for a presidential candidate facing a frustrated public to display toughness and resolve in the face of an old and familiar adversary. And it also doesn't hurt to throw in some shock-and-awe--say, an intercontinental ballistic missile nicknamed "Satan." This appears to at least partly explain why on Monday Russia announced that it had successfully tested a short-range interceptor missile; part of its ongoing effort to develop a domestic missile defense shield according to Russia's RIA News Agency. (The Russian Defense Ministry has provided a video of the missile's launch on its website.) Russia also...
  • MDA Primetime Telethon Achieves $61.5 Million (included a tribute to Jerry Lewis at the beginning)

    09/05/2011 5:29:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    PRNews Wire ^ | 09/05/2011
    LAS VEGAS, Sept. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The new era of primetime Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethons has started. In six primetime hours last night, the organization leading the fight against progressive muscle diseases delivered on its promise of an outstanding 46th annual MDA Labor Day Telethon. MDA today announced that its 2011 Telethon raised $61,491,393 -- up from the $58,919,838 achieved during the prior year's 21.5-hour Telethon. This is the biggest Telethon achievement since 2008, when the global recession began. Contributions can still be made online at mda.org or by calling 800-FIGHTMD (800-344-4863). "We're so grateful to everyone who made...
  • MDA telethon hosts: Lewis retired from fundraiser

    09/04/2011 11:28:41 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Aol News/AP ^ | 5/9/11 | Oskar Garcia
    LAS VEGAS -The hosts of the 46th annual Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon said Sunday that Jerry Lewis retired from the organization and its yearly fundraiser — the charity's first comments about the beloved icon's departure since an announcement last month. Lewis publicist Candi Cazau declined comment to The Associated Press when told of the statements that opened the telethon on Sunday. Co-host Nigel Lythgoe said during his opening comments on the telethon that he didn't realize Lewis, 85, was thinking about retirement during the show last year, when the comedian offered Lythgoe his seat as Lewis took a break and...
  • What Was The Final Total On The MDA Telethon [Vanity]?

    09/04/2011 9:04:37 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 38 replies
    9/5/11 | self
    Anybody got a rough national total? I only caught the last 5 minutes ...
  • Mystery surrounds Jerry Lewis’ absence from Sunday’s Muscular Dystrophy Telethon

    09/03/2011 2:24:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies · 1+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 09/01/2011 | Robin Leach
    Few TV traditions in America are as popular as the annual MDA Labor Day Telethon, but this year’s is still shrouded in mystery as to what happened between entertainment legend and longtime host Jerry Lewis and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Not one mention of his name in the two latest MDA press releases about the telethon. That’s not only downright rude and disgraceful, but also a tragedy. This year’s show, broadcast live again from South Point on Sunday, has been cut to 6 hours from the long-standing 21-hour marathon. MDA says the new look will be more fast-paced and hopefully...
  • Labor Day Won't Be the Same

    08/29/2011 1:28:24 PM PDT · by kathsua · 17 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 8/29/11 | reasonmclucus
    For 45 years watching The Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon was what millions of families did on Labor Day. The Telethon was to Labor Day what fireworks were to the 4th of July and a turkey dinner to Thanksgiving. This year the Muscular Dystrophy Association has decided to replace this holiday tradition with a television show on Labor Day Eve. The 6-hour program will still be called a telethon, but Jerry Lewis won't be there and it won't be live for most viewers unless MDA has different programs for each time zone. The program will start at 6 P.M. local...