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  • Russia building ‘laser cannon’ death ray capable of blasting targets in space

    06/12/2018 10:58:24 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 48 replies ^ | Monday 11 Jun 2018 11:04 am | Jasper Hamill
    An image drawn by a Defense Intelligence Agency employee imagining how a Soviet laser cannon might look (Credit: Edward L. Cooper / Wikimedia) __________________________________________________________________________ Russia has revealed plans to build a gigantic laser cannon capable of destroying targets in space. It is converting a telescope into a huge ‘space gun’ which will be used to zap orbital debris which poses a threat to orbiting space ships. The ‘cannon’ is not likely to be very powerful at this stage, meaning it would have to be focused on a piece of floating junk for some time in order to vaporise it. But...
  • New CIA Director

    05/21/2018 9:52:37 AM PDT · by stolinsky · 10 replies
    5-21-18 | stolinsky
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  • Collapse: The End of Society Simulator

    03/05/2017 8:02:24 PM PST · by Pelham · 35 replies
    Tom Clancy's The Division ^ | March 2, 2017 | BETC Paris
    This is an online video simulator "To reveal just how quickly a disease, in this case smallpox, can spread, designers have created a simulator that shows how the world could collapse in less than a month. "It imagines you are 'patient zero' and shows how the disease would spread rapidly through your locality, infecting and killing your neighbours."
  • 'Echoes of Apollo' is an action packed technothriller about the first space war

    06/27/2015 6:04:39 AM PDT · by Marcus · 4 replies
    Houston Space Examiner ^ | June 27, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    “Echoes of Apollo” by George Thompson is the sort of space faring technothriller that Tom Clancy would have been proud to have placed his name on if he was still alive. The novel is a near future story of what amounts to the first space war between China and the United States. “Echoes of Apollo” not only involve the sort of cutting edge technological toys inherent in the genre, but also makes clever use of the technology of the past. The story also casts a new light on the ongoing debate as to whether or not to return to the...
  • [April 6, 2006] FBI Interested in Texas “Doomsday” Ecologist who said Ebola Sol

    10/04/2014 2:44:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | April 6, 2006
    AUSTIN, April 6, 2006 ( – Ebola, a form of hemorrhagic fever in which the internal organs of the victim liquefy, has one of the highest rates of fatality of any known contagious disease at approximately 80-90% and is one of the most contagious diseases known to medical science. It is also high on the list of possible bio-terror weapons of concern to international law enforcement and military security agencies. Tom Clancy’s thriller novel, Rainbow Six describes a group of radical environmentalists that wants to rid the world of people using a modified version of Ebola. All of which is...
  • An Airborne Hunt for Red October?

    03/18/2014 7:02:56 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 3-18-14 | Jeffrey Lord
    Is Zaharie Ahmad Shah a real-life Marko Ramius? Is the mystery of Malaysia flight 370 lifted straight from a famous bestselling thriller-turned-Hollywood-blockbuster? Recall: A brand new high tech Soviet nuclear submarine vanishes with officers and full crew aboard. A frantic search begins, though the alarmed Kremlin is silent about the fact that it has been notified by the captain that he intends to defect and hand the sub over to the Americans. The officers — but not the crew — are in on the plan. The Israeli government is alarmed that the vanished Malaysian plane has in fact been hijacked...
  • Vanity - Don't waste your money on "Jack Ryan" (Spoiler alert)

    01/18/2014 9:35:54 PM PST · by Perdogg · 99 replies
    This thread contains talk about Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit - read at your risk if you don't want any spoiler.
  • Tom Clancy never flunked English at Loyola

    10/14/2013 11:47:38 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 6 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 10/7/13 | George Matysek
    It certainly makes for a good story: a scrappy kid from Baltimore flunks out of an English class at what is now Loyola University Maryland only to become an international bestselling author. The problem is that the oft-told tale concerning Tom Clancy is just as fictitious as Jack Ryan. “It was an urban legend that just wouldn’t die,” said Carol Abromaitis, the English professor accused of giving Clancy an F in her class. For decades, Abromaitis urged English majors to let others know the truth. Her efforts bore little fruit. “One major said to me, ‘Of course not. It makes...
  • 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit' Trailer: Five Most Nail-Biting Moments

    10/08/2013 3:49:33 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 13 replies
    Early this week, the passing of best-selling author Tom Clancy gave everyone an opportunity to reflect on the thrilling works and characters he created. Two days later, we're presented with the first trailer for the newest movie starring his best-known hero, CIA analyst Jack Ryan. "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit," while not based directly on any Clancy books, tells the story of a younger Ryan and the international conspiracy that brings him into the field for the first time. We've watched the trailer a few times now, and there are a few moments worth revisiting for their pure Clancy-ness.
  • Tom Clancy Is Dead, But His Frightening Political Worldview Is Alive and Well

    10/03/2013 6:01:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The New Republic ^ | October 2, 2013 | Isaac Chotiner
    The easiest point to make about Tom Clancy, who died on Tuesday at the age of 66, is that he was a mediocre writer who penned books with noxious political messages. But he was more interesting than that, even if only as a totemic cultural figure. I haven't read any of his nonfictional output, which mostly deals with military matters, especially the physical details of American military hardware. (Sample title: Submarine: A Guided Tour Inside a Nuclear Warship.) But Clancy will be best remembered for the series of books he wrote about Jack Ryan, the C.I.A. agent from his creator's...
  • (R.I.P. Tom Clancy) Spies & Secrets: 4 True Stories From Tom Clancy's Novels

    10/02/2013 7:49:11 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    Live Science ^ | October 02, 2013 | Denise Chow
    Spies & Secrets: 4 True Stories From Tom Clancy's Novels Sometimes truth may be stranger than fiction, but for best-selling author Tom Clancy, the two are often more closely paralleled. Clancy died Tuesday (Oct. 1) at the age of 66, but his thrilling, espionage and military-inspired novels helped him become one of the most well-known American authors. From a dramatic Soviet-era defection to a high-profile assassination plot, here are four true stories from Clancy's novels. • The Hunt for Red October Clancy's first novel, "The Hunt for Red October," was published in 1984. The book introduced Clancy's most famous fictional...
  • Tom Clancy, Best-Selling Novelist of Military Thrillers, Dies at 66

    10/02/2013 4:33:51 PM PDT · by SendShaqtoIraq · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10/02/2013 | Julie Bosman
    Tom Clancy, whose complex, adrenaline-fueled military novels spawned a new genre of thrillers and made him one of the world’s best-known and best-selling authors, died on Tuesday in Baltimore. He was 66.
  • Best-selling author Tom Clancy has died at age 66

    10/02/2013 8:35:29 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 31 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 10/2/13 | HILLEL ITALIE
    <p>BALTIMORE — Tom Clancy, the best-selling author of "The Hunt for Red October" and other wildly successful technological thrillers, has died. He was 66.</p> <p>Penguin Group (USA) said Wednesday that Clancy died Tuesday in Baltimore. The publisher did not disclose a cause of death.</p>
  • Tom Clancy Dead: Celebrated Thriller Author Dies At Age 66

    10/02/2013 7:41:19 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 81 replies
    yahoo ^ | Oct. 2, 2013
    Aly Weisman According to the Publishers Weekly Twitter account, American author Tom Clancy died Wednesday in a Baltimore hospital at age 66. — Publishers Weekly (@PublishersWkly) October 2, 2013 The New York Times is also confirming: Tom Clancy's publisher confirms to the NYT that he died last night in a hospital in Baltimore. — Julie Bosman (@juliebosman) October 2, 2013
  • Tom Clancy's The Division - Official E3 2013 Reveal Trailer

    06/12/2013 11:12:15 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jun 11, 2013 | VISO Games
  • Report: Tom Clancy Dead

    10/02/2013 7:26:09 AM PDT · by alancarp · 67 replies
    NY Times via Twitter, Breaking News ^ | 10/2/2013 | Breaking News Twitter Feed
    Report: Bestselling author Tom Clancy died in a hospital in Baltimore on Tuesday, his publisher confirms to @nytimes - @juliebosman— Breaking News (@BreakingNews) October 2, 2013
  • Thrilling the Reader with Real Life

    Why are Thrillers named such? That’s largely up to the talent of the writer. They have to grab us and not let go for hundreds of pages. The best of them draw many details from the real world. Even in all the action and far-from-our-own-life-as-possible events happening to the characters, it’s those truths that hook you even further. They draw you in, get you thinking or upset you. Tom Clancy is known for coming up with details in his techno-thrillers that seem almost too real. Sometimes prophetically so. They have even caught the attention of the military, wondering how he...
  • Police release Charles Bishop suicide note (15 yr old Tampa plane suicide, Osama sympathizer)

    02/06/2002 10:05:38 AM PST · by Registered · 196 replies · 1,664+ views
    ap yahoo news ^ | 02.06.02 | AP
    &nbsp; 1-5-01 Kid didn't know it was '02 yet. I have prepared this statement in regards to the act I am about to commit. First of all, Osama bin Laden is absolutely justified in the terror he has caused on 9-11. He has brought a mighty nation to its knees! God blesses him and the others who helped make September 11th happen. The U.S. will have to face the consequences for its horrific actions against the Palestinian people and (illegible, could be Iraq?) by its allegiance with the monstrous Israelis who want nothing short of world domination! You will ...
  • 19 Conservative Literary Heroes (part 3)

    03/17/2011 9:41:37 AM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 4 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | March 17, 2010 | David Forsmark
      Throughout the history of popular fiction, the New York Times Book Review and the literati have done their best to focus public attention on writers of the Left. Nevertheless, readers have confounded them by tending to choose heroes with a more traditional, pro-American outlook and a decidedly un-nuanced view of good guys and bad guys. So while Fletcher Knebel was cranking out critically acclaimed hardcover political thrillers like Seven Days in May from the Left, he and his ilk were being vastly outsold by paperback writers such as Donald Hamilton, Mikey Spillane, and Edward S. Aarons. In other words, by...
  • Russia 'deploys missiles in South Ossetia'

    08/17/2008 8:23:59 PM PDT · by maquiladora · 92 replies · 770+ views
    Russia has deployed several SS-21 tactical missile launchers and supply vehicles to South Ossetia, putting the Georgian capital of Tbilisi within their striking range, The New York Times has reported. Citing unnamed US officials familiar with intelligence reports, the newspaper said the launching positions were located north of Tskhinvali, the South Ossetian capital. The report came as Russian forces continued to man positions along the road from Tbilisi to Gori, including at a checkpoint in Igoeti, only 30km from the capital. An AFP reporter saw a long column of Russian vehicles, including about 25 tanks and 25 armoured personnel carriers,...