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  • Hampton Roads: Monitor vs. Merrimack March 9, 1862

    03/10/2017 1:28:55 AM PST · by iowamark · 20 replies
    Civilwar.org ^ | Civil War Trust
    Seeking to interdict Federal naval operations in Hampton Roads, the ironclad CSS Virginia (ex-Merrimack) left its berth at Norfolk and steamed out to attack the nearby Union ships. Under the command of Flag Officer Franklin Buchanan, the CSS Virginia headed straight for the USS Cumberland off Newport News. Around 2pm on March 8, 1862, the CSS Virginia struck the Cumberland with its 1,500lb iron ram, smashing a huge hole in its wooden hull. Despite the mortal blow delivered to the Cumberland, the CSS Virginia, which had become entangled within the shredded hull of its opponent, was also at risk of...
  • Appeals Court OKs Trump Ohio Poll Monitors, Overturns Lower Court Order

    11/06/2016 7:13:05 PM PST · by tekrat · 15 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 11/6/2016 | MARCY KREITER
    A federal appeals court in Cincinnati overturned a court order Sunday that would have prevented Republican Donald Trump’s supporters from monitoring election activities outside polling places. The decision by the three-judge 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel overturned Friday’s decision by U.S. District Judge James Gwin, whose order would have applied to both Democrats and Republicans equally. But unlike Trump, Democrat Hillary Clinton has not exhorted her supporters to stand outside polling places to monitor voting. The decision was in response to a suit filed by Democrats last Sunday, arguing the presence of Trump supporters outside polling places could...
  • OSCE rights group requests 500 international observers to monitor U.S. presidential vote

    08/23/2016 5:44:50 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 08/23/16 | Julia Harte
    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe aims to send 500 international observers to observe November's U.S. presidential election, a tenfold increase from the number the group deployed in 2012. A coalition of more than 200 U.S. civil rights groups urged the OSCE in a letter released on Tuesday to provide even more than the 500 observers the OSCE requested based on an assessment it conducted in May. The actual observers will be dispatched by the international security and rights organization's 57 participating states. The letter from the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights said the OSCE's role...
  • Thai man almost loses home to monster monitor lizard

    06/16/2016 3:38:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 16, 2016 | Alicia Tan
    What do you do when you witness your house being broken into by a freakishly huge monitor lizard? Record the whole incident down of course. Attanai Thaiyuanwong was in for a rude surprise on Sunday when he arrived back at his home in Nonthaburi, Thailand, to find an unwelcome visitor trying to get into his house. The intruder was a giant monitor lizard, that looked as tall as an adult human, was standing upright on its hind legs with its mouth around the door knob.
  • Announcing the Net Data Directory (Internet Monitor data resource)

    06/10/2016 10:12:01 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 3 replies
    The Berkman Center for Internet & Society ^ | 06/02/2016 | Rebekah Heacock Jones
    Announcing the Net Data Directory Posted on June 02, 2016 by Rebekah Heacock Jones Filed under: Internet Monitor The Berkman Center for Internet & Society is delighted to announce the launch of the Net Data Directory, a free, publicly available, searchable database of different sources of data about the Internet. The directory is intended to make finding useful quantitative data about a broad range of Internet-related topics—broadband, cybersecurity, freedom of expression, and more—easier for researchers, policymakers, journalists, and the public. "A large number of organizations are producing data about all different facets of the Internet," said Fernando Bermejo, Berkman Center...
  • Google wants to monitor your mental health. Plan to monitor search history and report to gov't

    10/28/2015 7:15:26 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 72 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | 10/28/2015 | James Kirkup
    Telegraph.co.uk Google wants to monitor your mental health. You should welcome it into your mind Yes, you should tell the computer what you're thinking By James Kirkup 6:24PM GMT 28 Oct 2015 The use of technology to track and treat mental illness is deeply worrying but sadly necessary Next week, Dr Tom Insel leaves his post as head of the US National Institute of Mental Health, a job that made him America’s top mental health doctor. Dr Insel is a neuroscientist and a psychiatrist and a leading authority on both the medicine and public policies needed to deal with problems...
  • Invasive lizards in Florida are eating cats

    06/02/2015 1:07:03 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 71 replies
    www.aol.com ^ | Apr 15th 2015 5:32PM | Staff
    Florida has a big lizard problem. Between lion fish and Burmese pythons, Florida has a lot of invasive species problems -- and the newest is massive Nile Monitor Lizards. Nile Monitor Lizards can grow to be almost 6 feet in length and weigh 33 pounds. They're mostly found in Northern Africa, but some households take them in as pets. The "pets" are often let loose after getting too big, so they wind up on the streets. But that's not the only problem -- they start eating things, like neighbors' cats.
  • No trust: Texas military to monitor feds Governor orders Guard to eyeball special-ops exercises

    04/29/2015 5:02:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    wnd ^ | 4/29/15 | Cheryl Chumley
    The Lone Star State’s Republican governor, Greg Abbott, is answering citizens’ concerns over Operation Jade Helm 15, a lengthy military campaign to train U.S. troops in an urban setting, with a call to arms of his own: he’s ordered members of the Texas military to monitor the special-ops exercises. Jade Helm, as WND has previously reported, kicks off in July in seven states, including Texas, Utah, California and Colorado. The two-month campaign involves special forces with all four branches of the U.S. military working with local law enforcement, as well as with FBI and DEA officials, to respond to mock...
  • The Internet Of Things: A Dystopian Nightmare Where Everyone And Everything Will Be Monitored

    03/05/2015 9:06:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    TEC ^ | 03/05/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Can you imagine a world where your home, your vehicles, your appliances and every single electronic device that you own is constantly connected to the Internet? This is not some grand vision that is being planned for some day in the future. This is something that is being systematically implemented right now. In 2015, we already have “smart homes”, vehicles that talk to one another, refrigerators that are connected to the Internet, and televisions that spy on us. Our world is becoming increasingly interconnected, and that opens up some wonderful possibilities. But there is also a downside. What if we...
  • 30,000 Surveillance Cameras Monitor D.C.-Area Public Schools

    01/02/2015 2:19:41 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    4 NBC Washington ^ | 01/05/2015 | http://www.nbcwashington.com/results/?keywords=%22Scott+MacFarlane%22&byline=y&sort=date
    Washington, D.C.-area public school districts have deployed more than 30,000 surveillance cameras inside school buildings, according to a review of security records by News4.
  • enate Republicans block big overhaul of NSA program

    11/19/2014 4:59:29 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 19 replies
    NYT/Pioneer Press ^ | 11-18-14 | Charlie Savage and Jeremy W. Peters
    WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked a sweeping overhaul of the once-secret National Security Agency program that collects records of Americans' phone calls in bulk. Democrats and a handful of Republicans who supported the measure failed to secure the 60 votes they needed to take up the legislation. The vote was 58-42 for consideration. Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, worked hard to defeat the bill, which had the support of the Obama administration and a coalition of technology companies, including Apple, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo. "This is the worst possible time to be tying our hands behind our...
  • Ebola in the U.S.: 1,000 people under some level of watch

    10/18/2014 4:43:36 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 44 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | October 17, 2014 | Michael Muskal, Geoffrey Mohan
    ***snip*** In recent days, the number of people who have been asked to monitor themselves for symptoms has been steadily growing, especially among healthcare workers who were involved in the original treatment of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian who died from Ebola on Oct. 8 at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. As of Friday, a pool of about 1,000 people are being watched for symptoms, have been asked to monitor themselves or have been urged to check with a counselor at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The group includes a handful of people who have been ordered...
  • The American Flag Daily: Battle Of The Ironclads

    03/09/2014 5:17:12 AM PDT · by Master Zinja · 7 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | March 9, 2014 | FlagBearer
    On this date in 1862, the first naval battle between two ironclad ships took place as the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia fought to a draw over the course of three hours in the Battle of Hampton Roads near Chesapeake Bay. The battle changed naval warfare practices around the world almost immediately, as naval powers started constructing ironclad ships and incorporating other advances seen in the battle into the new ships in their navies.
  • CFPB's data-mining on consumer credit cards challenged in heated House hearing

    09/13/2013 7:56:11 PM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sept 13, 2013 | Richard Pollock
    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau officials are seeking to monitor four out of every five U.S. consumer credit card transactions this year — up to 42 billion transactions – through a controversial data-mining program, according to documents obtained by the Washington Examiner. A CFPB strategic planning document for fiscal years 2013-17 describes the “markets monitoring” program through which officials aim to monitor 80 percent of all credit card transactions in 2013. “This is one step closer to a Big Brother form of government where they know everything about us,” said Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wis.
  • Arizona sheriff opposes appointment of monitor (Arpaio)

    08/17/2013 1:05:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 16, 2013 8:54 PM EDT | Brian Skoloff
    Outspoken Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio is opposing the appointment of an independent monitor and other moves to address a judge’s finding that his agency racially profiled Latinos, according to a court filing on Friday. The move could result in a judge ordering the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office to comply with constitutional requirements that ban the practice. In May, U.S. District Judge Murray Snow found that Arpaio’s office singled out Latinos, and that deputies unreasonably prolonged detentions, marking the first finding by a court that the agency engages in racial profiling. Arpaio’s office is appealing. …
  • USS Monitor Civil War sailors to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery 150 years later

    03/08/2013 1:18:58 PM PST · by shove_it · 27 replies
    <p>ARLINGTON, Va. – Two unknown crewmen found in the USS Monitor's turret will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery 150 years after the Civil War sank off the North Carolina coast. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus is scheduled to speak during Friday's ceremony, which will include Monitor kin who believe the two Union sailors are their ancestors. Sixteen sailors died when the Monitor went down in rough seas off Cape Hatteras on March 9, 1862. The two crew members' skeletons and the remains of their uniforms were found in 2002 when the ship's rusted turret was raised from the ocean floor. The Monitor made nautical history when it fought in the first battle between two ironclads. The battle with the CSS Virginia was a draw...</p>
  • USS Monitor Civil War sailors to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery 150 years later

    03/08/2013 1:34:52 PM PST · by shove_it
    FoxNews ^ | 8 Mar 2013
    ARLINGTON, Va. – Two unknown crewmen found in the USS Monitor's turret will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery 150 years after the Civil War sank off the North Carolina coast. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus is scheduled to speak during Friday's ceremony, which will include Monitor kin who believe the two Union sailors are their ancestors. Sixteen sailors died when the Monitor went down in rough seas off Cape Hatteras on March 9, 1862. The two crew members' skeletons and the remains of their uniforms were found in 2002 when the ship's rusted turret was raised from the ocean floor....
  • Obama skips Fla. stop, heads home to deal with Hurricane Sandy [Florida Media in Depression]

    10/29/2012 5:42:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    CBS ^ | October 29, 2012
    The balancing act between campaigning and dealing with a natural disaster the week before a presidential election is a vexing one, considering there's no precedent for it. In the latest example of juggling both, President Obama made a last-minute decision this morning to fly back to the White House and forgo the one campaign stop he kept on his schedule for today. After initially announcing that he would skip his Ohio stop later today but still attend a campaign event in Orlando, Fla., a key spot in an important battleground state, the president flew to Orlando Sunday night to be...
  • Who Should Be a School Bus Monitor? [Re Klein video incident]

    07/01/2012 8:41:40 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 49 replies
    Woman Around Town ^ | June 25, 2012 | Charlene Giannetti
    By now the whole world has seen the video of a group of middle school boys bullying Karen Klein, the school bus monitor in Greece, New York. The boys have been vilified, their families threatened, and the school board will decide whether the boys will be suspended for the entire 2012-2013 school year. An online site has collected more than $500,000 for Klein and she is being showered with gifts, including an expense-paid trip to Disney World by ABC, which owns the theme park. An important issue, however, is not being addressed. What were Klein’s qualifications for being a school...
  • Kids who bullied bus monitor suspended for a year, assigned to reform school

    06/30/2012 10:06:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 215 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 29, 2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    You need closure. Following individual meetings this week with school and district administrators, each family waived their right to a hearing and agreed to one-year suspensions from school and regular bus transportation. The Greece Central School District is legally required to provide all students ages 5 to 16 with an education, therefore, during the 2012-13 school year, the students who have been suspended will be transferred to the district Reengagement Center, located in a non-school facility. This alternative education program keeps middle school students on track academically while providing a structured opportunity for students to take responsibility for their actions...