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  • How the Obama administration gives away military-grade weapons to local police [Flashback from 2014, for all the idiot liberals who falsely blame Obama's actions on Trump]

    07/22/2020 4:16:03 PM PDT · by grundle · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 25, 2014 | Max Ehrenfreund
    Several federal programs are helping local law enforcement to acquire heavy weapons, either by making funds available or by providing the equipment directly. One program at the Pentagon transferred surplus military equipment worth nearly half a billion dollars to local police last year. Grants provided by the Department of Homeland Security total another $1 billion, and Holder's department provides hundreds of millions more. The ACLU has called for a moratorium on the Pentagon's program, which transfers surplus military equipment, arguing that the Pentagon should not provide local police with armored personnel carriers or automatic weapons. "At the end of the...
  • Have Russia and China already 'militarized' Space?

    07/20/2020 6:47:28 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/07/20 04:00 | Dr. Peter Vincent Pry
    Is it possible that Russia and China object so vehemently to U.S. “militarization of space” because they have already done so? Op-ed. Space “Militarization” Hypocrisy President Trump’s U.S. Space Force is constantly under attack, from critics both foreign and domestic, as a giant step toward supposedly violating long-standing international norms and treaties against “militarizing space.” Russia, China, and perpetual domestic critics of U.S. defense programs like the Arms Control Association, Union of Concerned Scientists, and Federation of American Scientists are particularly opposed to U.S. space-based missile defenses. According to Beijing, Moscow, and their like-minded U.S. allies, it is OK to...
  • 10,800 Assault Weapons Parts Seized by CBP in Louisville

    06/29/2020 5:05:09 AM PDT · by ptsal · 25 replies
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection ^ | 26 June 2020 | U.S. Government
    LOUISVILLE, KyAt the Express Consignment Operations hubs in Louisville U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized a shipment from China that contained over 10,000 Assault Weapons parts being smuggled into the country.
  • Tucker Carlson mob warning

    06/24/2020 1:32:51 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 44 replies ^ | 6/23/20 | Kane
    This is happening all over the country as you know and theres a reason for it. Roosevelt was the most popular president in American history. He was also the most American president. No other country could have produced Teddy Roosevelt. Roosevelts virtues mirrored the values of America. He was physically brave. He was profoundly literate, highly self-disciplined and amazingly energeticTeddy Roosevelt was a hero to millions of Americans. He still is. Thats precisely why they are tearing down his statue. They know that if they can force you to watch as they topple your heroes, they have won. Theres nothing...
  • Nerve Agent Destruction Halted in Ind. After 500-Gallon Wastewater Spill

    10/29/2005 9:24:40 PM PDT · by ncountylee · 15 replies · 423+ views
    ap.tbo ^ | Oct 30, 2005 | AP
    NEWPORT, Ind. (AP) - Army contractors halted operations Saturday at a western Indiana complex built to destroy a deadly nerve agent after nearly 500 gallons of caustic wastewater spilled in a contained area. No workers were injured or exposed to the hydrolysate, a byproduct of the destruction of the agent, when it leaked onto the floor of a sealed area at the Newport Chemical Depot, depot spokesman Dennis Lindsey said. The facility was to be shut down until the spill was cleaned up and its cause determined, Lindsey said. The western Indiana facility destroys the Cold War-era chemical weapon VX...
  • Arming China- The Bill Clinton Connection

    03/19/2020 3:40:48 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 9 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | March 19, 2020 | Michael Ledeen
    ...Steve and I knew that Bill Clinton and his foreign policy team were busily arming Beijing, which in turn armed rogue nations such as Iran, Iraq, Syria and Libya. Remember this all happened about 25 years ago. We noted that, on the one hand, it did make sense to sell a very limited amount of advanced military technology to the Communist Chinese, for example devices for nuclear safety, or for certain military systems with important civilian applications, such as satellite launchers. But the Clinton Administration was not doing that. Instead, it was executing a deliberate policyapparently one that had full...
  • Sioux City man charged with possession of 174 fake $100 bills

    02/05/2020 7:50:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Sioux City Journal ^ | January 30, 2020 | Nick Hytrek
    SIOUX CITY -- A Sioux City man has been charged with forgery after a Woodbury County Sheriff's deputy found 174 counterfeit $100 bills in his vehicle. The deputy found the fake bills after stopping a car occupied by Nicholas Thompson, 29, on Jan. 8 on Interstate 29. According to court documents, Thompson told the deputy he had won the money while gambling at WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa. The deputy also found a piece of paper on which it appeared someone had attempted to print a $100 bill. Thompson also faces charges of possession with intent to deliver a controlled...
  • Sneaky Weapons in History

    01/29/2020 5:42:16 AM PST · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/29/2020 | R Rowe
    There are a lot of ways to win a battle at different levels, but the most effective methods involve some kind of surprise and deception. Sneak attacks go back as far as war itself, and since then man has always come up with a lot of weapons designed to deliver damage without getting caught. This list are some of the coolest, scariest, and most notorious sneak attack weapons in history, focusing on attack weapons not traps or ambush tactics. This list of stealth weapons is meant to take out a single target in silence or wipe out whole contents...
  • Jeb Bush joins Bill Gates to back Waltham weapons detection startup

    01/09/2020 12:15:07 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    bizjournals ^ | 01/08/2020 | Lucia Maffei
    Evolv Technology, a 7-year-old maker of sensors and software aimed at detecting weapons or other threats concealed on people, is adding another high-profile investor as its CEO switches to a more technical role within the company. The Waltham-based company announced on Wednesday $30 million in a new funding round led by former Florida Governor Jeb Bushs firm, Finback Investment Partners. Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Co-Founder Bill Gates, is a returning investor in the Series C round. Jeb and his group fully understood the opportunity here, said Peter George, the companys newly-promoted CEO. As the former governor in Florida, where there have...
  • Sniffer Dogs Suffer for US Willful Ignorance About Islam

    12/27/2019 8:35:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | December 27, 2019 | Robert Spencer
    The Independent reported Tuesday that the US has stopped exporting bomb-sniffing dogs to Egypt and Jordan after a number of animals died from mistreatment and neglect, US authorities said. Those US authorities are likely scratching their heads over this, wondering what on earth could possibly be the motive of Egyptian and Jordanian law enforcement in mistreating these dogs. The explanation is simple, but since it lies outside the bounds of the military establishments politically correct fantasies regarding Islam, it will almost certainly never be acknowledged. The clearest evidence of that is the fact that the decision to stop sending these...
  • Russia up in arms over Chinese theft of military technology

    12/23/2019 11:29:55 AM PST · by tlozo · 29 replies
    Nikkei Asian Review ^ | December 20, 2019 | DIMITRI SIMES
    MOSCOW -- In a rare public display of frustration between Moscow and Beijing, Russian state defense conglomerate Rostec accused China of illegally copying a broad range of Russian weaponry and other military hardware. "Unauthorized copying of our equipment abroad is a huge problem. There have been 500 such cases over the past 17 years," said Yevgeny Livadny, Rostec's chief of intellectual property projects on Dec. 14. "China alone has copied aircraft engines, Sukhoi planes, deck jets, air defense systems, portable air defense missiles, and analogs of the Pantsir medium-range surface-to-air systems." Rostec's complaint about Chinese reverse engineering comes at a...
  • New Data Showing Just How Many Guns Americans Own Has Democrats Crying

    12/22/2019 4:51:11 PM PST · by USA Conservative · 98 replies
    Conservative US ^ | 12.22.2019 | Natalie D.
    The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the firearms industry trade association, released the Firearms Production Report to members. The report compiles the most up to date information based on data sourced from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATFs) Annual Firearms Manufacturing and Export Reports (AFMER).
  • Mike Pence: Space Force will transform national security | Commentary

    12/22/2019 4:22:30 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 21, 2019 | Vice President Mike Pence
    Time and again throughout our history, the armed forces of the United States have proven to be the greatest force for good in the history of the world. Every day, millions of heroes get up to stand their post and defend the American people from harm whether by land, sea, or air. Under the leadership of President Donald Trump, the strongest military in the world has grown stronger still. The president has signed into law the largest increase in the national defense since the days of Ronald Reagan, including the largest pay raise for our troops in more than...
  • Ukraine's arms firms walk tightrope between Kiev and Moscow [background for N. Korea rocket scandal]

    08/22/2017 8:33:30 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | MAY 27, 2014 | Thomas Grove
    Ukraine's arms firms walk tightrope between Kiev and Moscow Thomas Grove 8 MIN READ KRAMATORSK Ukraine (Reuters) - In quiet defiance of a promise by Kiev's pro-European government to cut arms ties with Moscow, a state-owned defense firm in eastern Ukraine has vowed to work around the clock to fill every Russian order it gets. As for many of Ukraine's defense firms, the stakes are high for Yuzhmash, an industrial behemoth that was so jealously guarded by the Soviet Union that the nearby city of Dnipropetrovsk was closed to foreigners until the bloc split apart. Now, in the face of...

    11/15/2019 11:26:08 AM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 11 replies
    HDT ^ | POSTED ON OCTOBER 21ST, 2019 | HDT
    SOLON, Ohio October 21, 2019 HDT Global (HDT), a leading provider of highly engineered solutions for extreme environments across defense, aerospace and government markets, announced today that the HDT Hunter WOLF has been selected for the next phase of the Army Robotic Combat Vehicle-Light (RCV-L) pro
  • Spoiler Alert: Photo of the Day - Inside look at Secret Service weapons at LSU game yesterday

    11/11/2019 3:01:45 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 79 replies
    Citizen Free Press ^ | 11/11/19 | Kane
    Sheerglee @Sheerglee1 Guarding the MOST POWERFUL man on the globe 5:38 PM - Nov 9, 2019
  • It's Not All About the Bidens: Why Trump Has Ukraine on the Brain

    10/07/2019 7:27:09 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    RealClearInvestigations ^ | OCTOBER 07, 2019 | Lee Smith, RealClearInvestigations
    In February 2017, the Washington Posts Miller had the lead byline on a story based on leaks of Trumps conversations with Australias prime minister and Mexicos president. Six months later, the Post published the entire transcripts of both conversations in another Miller story. It was through such national security correspondents that anti-Trump sources -- intelligence officials -- pushed leaks of classified information and other tidbits intended to damage Trump into the media. There it merged with other anti-Trump currents in nearly every corner of the press, where it blossomed into Russiagate. After a nearly two-year investigation, the special counsel found...
  • Trump Repeats His Controversial Comments On Afghanistan

    09/21/2019 1:29:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Tolo News ^ | September 21, 2019
    US President Donald Trump says: to win quick, tens of millions of people would be killed. US President Donald Trump repeated his jarring statement about quickly ending the war in Afghanistan, using terms similar to those in a July statement that prompted the Afghan government to ask for clarification. Addressing a news conference with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday, Trump said the United States could rapidly end the nearly 19-year war in Afghanistan but it would involve killing tens of millions of people. Weve been very effective in Afghanistan, and if we wanted to do a certain method...
  • Trump's Either Telling Us We Have Superweapons More Powerful Than Nukes...

    09/16/2019 8:06:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 177 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | September 16, 2019 | Kyle Mizokami
    Twice in the last month, the President of the United States has claimed that the Pentagon has weapons even more powerful than nuclear weapons, with the ability to easily kill millions. He is either bluffing, confused, or is incapable of understanding the difference between conventional and nuclear weapons. President Donald Trump made the claim during remarks to commemorate the 18th anniversary of the September 11th attacks in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania. According to The Washington Post, Trump told an audience, emphasis mine: The last four days, we have hit our enemy harder than they have ever been hit before,...
  • Secret Pentagon space programs are being driven primarily by fears over rising Chinese capabilities

    09/14/2019 9:12:30 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 17 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | September 14, 2019 in China | Jon Dougherty
    The Pentagons emerging secret space defense programs are being developed in large part to counter a rising threat to U.S. orbital assets from both Russia and China, though the latter poses the more significant risk, according to Defense Department officials. Writing at Forbes, senior aerospace and defense contributor Loren Thompson reported that a recent briefing to Trump Cabinet members by a top Air Force commander was highly classified and covered threats to American space-based military and civilian assets posed by Moscow and Beijing, both of whom are building counter-space capabilities aimed at blinding the U.S. military in a conflict and...