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37 Dead, Including 23 Troops as Syrian Army Shells Rebel Bastion
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Economy
President Obama's Business Record


President Obama attacked Mitt Romney's business record today. Romney ran Bain Capital, and several other businesses before entering the public sector. Today, I want to reverse the roles and attack Obama's business record before he entered the public sector...
Posted by: Beavis || 05/15/2012 09:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [287 views] Top|| File under:


Europe
Researchers: Euro burka bans are 'political swine flu'
This needs to fall under "When in Rome.". We do not veil in the West, and we expect those who move here to comply.
Posted by: ryuge || 05/15/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [301 views] Top|| File under:


Home Front: Culture Wars
The Spirit of Geert Wilders
A foreword to Wilders’ Marked for Death.

By Mark Steyn
Posted by: tipper || 05/15/2012 01:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [278 views] Top|| File under:


Home Front: Politix
Drone Warfare in America
Posted by: tipper || 05/15/2012 16:35 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [684 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Zerohedge...
Posted by: gromky || 05/15/2012 17:49 Comments || Top||

#2  Ah Zero Hedge GUEST POST.

probably nonsense of stilts.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 05/15/2012 18:13 Comments || Top||

#3  I am in complete agreement with Charles Krauthammer, whom in my opinion is a national treasure. Gov't 'Persistent Surveillance' at the local, state, or federal, has NO PLACE in a US domestic environment.

Privacy issues aside, lets talk about SAFETY. The first time a UAV crashes into a school yard.... and they do crash, or collides with a Cessna or God forbid, a commercial airliner it will be much too late for a re-do.

Controlled airspace border monitoring....OK, can do easy. Issue the ATO (Air Tasking Order) and go for it. Wasn't that the.... original intent, or stated intent..... or was it?
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/15/2012 19:32 Comments || Top||

#4  This is the original source news, a Fox video interview with Charles Krauthammer.

I'm not encouraging, but I an predicting that the first guy who uses a Second Amendment weapon to bring a drone down that's been hovering over his house is going to be a folk hero in this country," Krauthammer said tonight.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 05/15/2012 19:46 Comments || Top||

#5  As far as Zerohedge (or Drudge, for that matter) goes, it is easy to drill backwards to a source news item.
My other link posted on the 'Burg today came up in a Facebook post from a relative of mine living in South Korea, who mentioned the NKor jamming of GPS in SKor. It was an easy step to find the SKor news item in English.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 05/15/2012 19:50 Comments || Top||

#6  The only domestic drones I would support wouldbe ones put I. The air toact as a police copter in the event of a pursuit. Better to track someone from the safety of the air then race through traffic after them.
Posted by: Rjschwarz || 05/15/2012 20:28 Comments || Top||

#7  Gotta luv the Chucky.

"No place in a US domestic environment" > espec when mainstream Americans = US Voters are not being asked to vote on it at any level - Fed, State, or Local. Amers won't be asked to vote on it until many Years or Decades in time have passed, + we are already used to it.

* FYI a Person has repor dev a TASER wid a 20,000-volt capacity. CAN A GOVT. THAT DOES THE ABOVE ONE DAY CONSIDER covert EMPLACING of SUCH A POTENT TASER, PAR OR STRONGER, IN US STREETS FOR "IMMEDIATE" COUNTER-RESPONSE VEE CROWD CONTROL - I THINK SO.

Instant Zap.

ALL THEY NEED IS POWER POSTS + INTERCONNECTING GRIDS.

Once STAR-TREK styled "disintegrators" are emaplced, the Police won't even be needed because the Govt will no longer need to just have you arrested - Public Instigants can be made to quickly "disappear" at the push of button. NO NEED FOR POLICE, ATTORNEYS, CIVIL COURTS, PRISONS, OR PERSONAL LIBERTIES ANYMORE AS WE KNOW IT - CAUGHT, TRIED, JUDGED, + ZAPPED WIDIN A FEW MINUTES OR LESS.

Not even the Commies will send your families the Bullets andor Billing used to execute you anymore.

Just as the US = Fed-DOD will not put in "defensive" MilSys unless it also puts in "offensive" MilSys to defeat a successful or effective Enemy counter-response(s) to same, e.g. Missle-based GMD-TMD versus Laser-based Space/Orbital Strike, DITTO FOR NON-MIL CIVIE + POLITICAL AUTHORITIES.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 05/16/2012 0:07 Comments || Top||

#8  Gotta luv the Chucky.

"No place in a US domestic environment" > espec when mainstream Americans = US Voters are not being asked to vote on it at any level - Fed, State, or Local. Amers won't be asked to vote on it until many Years or Decades in time have passed, + we are already used to it.

* FYI a Person has repor dev a TASER wid a 20,000-volt capacity. CAN A GOVT. THAT DOES THE ABOVE ONE DAY CONSIDER covert EMPLACING of SUCH A POTENT TASER, PAR OR STRONGER, IN US STREETS FOR "IMMEDIATE" COUNTER-RESPONSE VEE CROWD CONTROL - I THINK SO.

Instant Zap.

ALL THEY NEED IS POWER POSTS + INTERCONNECTING GRIDS.

Once STAR-TREK styled "disintegrators" are emaplced, the Police won't even be needed because the Govt will no longer need to just have you arrested - Public Instigants can be made to quickly "disappear" at the push of button. NO NEED FOR POLICE, ATTORNEYS, CIVIL COURTS, PRISONS, OR PERSONAL LIBERTIES ANYMORE AS WE KNOW IT - CAUGHT, TRIED, JUDGED, + ZAPPED WIDIN A FEW MINUTES OR LESS.

Not even the Commies will send your families the Bullets andor Billing used to execute you anymore.

Just as the US = Fed-DOD will not put in "defensive" MilSys unless it also puts in "offensive" MilSys to defeat a successful or effective Enemy counter-response(s) to same, e.g. Missle-based GMD-TMD versus Laser-based Space/Orbital Strike, DITTO FOR NON-MIL CIVIE + POLITICAL AUTHORITIES.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 05/16/2012 0:08 Comments || Top||


Dear Boss, I Don't Just Quit, I Give Up
Posted by: newc || 05/15/2012 00:34 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [412 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I felt like that during the early Clinton years when I was in the reserves. We gamed the system every month to inflate our readiness metrics. It was brutal.
Posted by: Lord Garth || 05/15/2012 19:06 Comments || Top||

#2  The Air Force is a relic. Right now the Navy standard missile reaches from the surface to the edge of space over 75% of the globe. The Air Force's capability is much less.

We need to revisit the Key West agreement and take the next logical step to move the Air Force into the Navy. Just like the Marines, the Air Force can be a respected part of our national defense without all the overhead of its institution.

The Army is the place for America's citizen soldiers -- expanding and contracting as needed. The Navy is the place for ships, planes, space vehicles, and other capital intensive long lead items.

Every American should thank the Air Force for doing its duty for over 60 years, but it is time to close it up.
Posted by: rammer || 05/15/2012 20:08 Comments || Top||

#3  We need to revisit the Key West agreement and take the next logical step to move the Air Force into the Navy
What? and give up WWII era 'temporary buildings for spacious Taj Mahals, or Libbeytown style housing for 'Better Homes and Hangars' worthy digs? And how will we ever get that 12,000 foot B-52 capable runway to turn into the wind?????
Posted by: USN,Ret || 05/15/2012 22:55 Comments || Top||


Al-Qaeda Infiltrator was Working for Brits not CIA
Posted by: newc || 05/15/2012 00:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [292 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Congress should demand that the administration disclose who leaked. If they don't it do it, then the leaker might have been a member of Congress.
Posted by: lord garth || 05/15/2012 8:02 Comments || Top||

#2  Apples not falling far from the tree and that sort of thing. Betrayal of the Brits sort of runs in his family.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/15/2012 8:15 Comments || Top||

#3  Recruiting sources just got harder.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/15/2012 8:41 Comments || Top||


-Election 2012
90 years old but still lacking wisdom and common sense
BETTY WHITE 'VERY, VERY MUCH FAVORS' OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/15/2012 12:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [402 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Hard for multi millionaires to see the damage done to the economy.
Posted by: Rjschwarz || 05/15/2012 20:26 Comments || Top||

#2  ...maybe when like Will Smith [scroll above] they discover a 75% tax rate they'll get religion.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/15/2012 22:08 Comments || Top||



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Two weeks of WOT
Tue 2012-05-15
  37 Dead, Including 23 Troops as Syrian Army Shells Rebel Bastion
Mon 2012-05-14
  Nearly 25.000 troops battle Al-Qaeda in Abyan
Sun 2012-05-13
  Al Qaeda's Leader Encourages Somali Militants to persist the fight
Sat 2012-05-12
  Tens of Thousands of Protesters Defy Syrian Regime Gunfire, 13 Dead
Fri 2012-05-11
  Somali Gov't, Al shabab claim victory over Bay,Bakol fighting
Thu 2012-05-10
  Damascus bombings kill 40, wound 170: state TV
Wed 2012-05-09
  Annan Fears 'Civil War' Looming in Syria
Tue 2012-05-08
  Al-Qaeda underwear bomb plot was targeted by US drone
Mon 2012-05-07
  Nine soldiers killed, military convoy attacked in N Wazoo
Sun 2012-05-06
  Man wanted in USS Cole bombing killed in Yemen: tribal chief
Sat 2012-05-05
  Pro-Regime Gunmen Kill 12 'Qaida' Militants in Yemen
Fri 2012-05-04
  Bajaur teenyboomer kills 24
Thu 2012-05-03
  Afghanistan: Pakistani driving truck bomb arrested
Wed 2012-05-02
  Suicide bomb blast hits hotel in Somalia, two MPs believed dead
Tue 2012-05-01
  'Egyptians thwart Iranian plot to kill Saudi envoy'

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