In the early eighties a most unlikely figure entered the public arena in the midst of the Reagan presidency as America fought to reclaim its lost prestige at home and in the world. Yuri Bezmenov, a former KGB agent, just defected from Russia, was making his rounds in America on a lecture tour. As the Reagan administration reconstructed an American economy smitten by the blunders of a Jimmy Carter administration […]
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Friday morning, 22 U.S. military veterans climbed into boats and set out on the Congaree River. They will spend the next eight days paddling down the river to Charleston, in the hope that the 175-mile trip will raise awareness of a disorder that has led to the deaths of many men and women who once fought beside them. Each of the 22 paddlers represents one of the estimated 22 veterans […]
for part one, click here “They ARE children!” screamed an observer. “Mr. RITTENOUER!” yelled the Judge over the clamoring crowd, hammering his gavel. Pointing at his opponent, the prosecutor was almost screaming. “He is trying to lead the jury to–” The Judge pounded his gavel over and over, then rose from his chair. “Quiet! Quiet in the court!” The room buzzed like a jostled hornet’s nest. “I WILL HAVE QUIET!” […]
Former KGB disinformation specialist, Yuri Bezmenov, after defecting to Canada, had been happy just to establish a normal life with his spouse. Enjoying the fruits of living in a free society that practiced the evils of capitalism according to the false narratives of his former bosses quickly illuminated for him further the great disparities between societies in the West and the Soviet Union. Yuri quickly recognized that opportunity, ambition, and […]
Spanish cartoonists are sharing this image with the message: “To arms, companions!” via @sicevis #CharlieHebdo pic.twitter.com/RZTitxGTZp #tcot Caliphate vs Caliphate – What The Charlie Hebdo Massacre Exposes The world is run by ideas and the people/forces that back them. Throughout time, the human effort of governance has always been held by ideas backed through force. Most of the noise that consumes the information airways since 12 people who were involved […]
Final Practice Nets Tragedy For SMP Racing And Aleshin A crash involving three drivers happened in the final practice for the MAVTV 500 IndyCar World Championships at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana California. The three drivers were Snapple Andretti Autosport’s Marco Andretti, NovoLog FlexPen Ganassi Racing’s Charlie Kimball, and SMP Racing’s Mikhail Aleshin. Two of the three drivers were able to walk away but the rookie driver from Russia, Mikhail […]
Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), the Co-Chair of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism Caucus argued that the beheading of American journalist James Foley was “just a preview” of what ISIS is capable of. “It’s very important to push back aggressively, and with a really determined focus, against ISIS. because they’re not just having great success on the ground in Iraq, but the beheading of Mr. Foley is one indication, and I’m afraid, just a preview, of what they would do to other Americans, and others around the world if they’re not aggressively confronted” he said on Tuesday’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” on MSNBC.
Casey also argued, “I think the steps that the president has taken today have been very prudent, making sure when we have an interest, in this case, pushing back on ISIS and their brutal efforts to not only take over Iraq, but also to do everything they can to have kind of one country between Iraq and Syria. I think the air strikes were appropriate, and I think the intel. and the targeting has been appropriate.”
He also warned of the threat of American citizens joining ISIS, stating “we have to pay attention, not just to what happens in Syria and Iraq, but have to pay attention to efforts here in the United States that lead to radicalization, and then an individual goes across the world and engages in terrorist acts around the world, sometimes, against Americans.”
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Iran claims it used a missile to shoot down an Israeli drone near the Natanz nuclear enrichment site “185 miles south of… Tehran.”
No word was issued as to when the drone was allegedly shot down or how Iran knew it was from Israel.
According to BBC News, “Natanz is Iran’s main uranium enrichment site, and contains more than 16,000 centrifuges.” Iran’s Revolutionary Guard claims the Israeli drone “was on course to fly over the nuclear facility” when it was shot down.
Israel has refused comment on the claim, but it should be noted that this is not the first time Iran has alleged the capture of a drone from Israel or the U.S.
On December 7, 2012, Breitbart News reported Iran’s claim to have “captured” a U.S. ScanEagle drone. The Revolutionary Guard said the drone crossed into Iranian airspace and was captured. They claimed to have recovered information from the drone showing it was being used to spy on Iranian “military installations and oil terminals.”
In February 2013, USA Today published video Iran “allegedly extracted” from a RQ-170 Sentinel drone, which Iran claimed to have captured in 2011.
“American officials” confirmed that Iran had in fact captured the RQ-170 Sentinel. Those officials asked Iran to give it back, but the Iranians said no.
LA Auto Show’s new logo bathed in green light. Image Credit: Edmund Jenks (2014) The 2014 LA Auto Show – Seven Points Of Diverse Interest To See And Take In The LA Auto Show will always be a jumble of artfully engineered transportation solutions and vision displayed in a visual fashion that would rival an architectural design paradise. The Auto industry puts its best foot forward because this show is […]
NBC News digital producer Carlo Dellaverson was arrested for secretly videotaping sex with his unknowing girlfriend and posting it on a porn site XTube. Carlo Dellaverson, 30, who works for the Peacock station, apparently plotted the sick, twisted event by hiding a camera in the apartment he shared with his 29-year-old gal pal on Barrow Street in Greenwich Village on Feb. 14, the sources said. The creep then slipped into […]
Fox News Radio White House correspondent Mike Majchrowitz has passed away, succumbing to a long struggle with throat cancer. Majchrowitz first joined FNR in 2005 and began covering the White House in 2010. He had covered Washington news since 1997, as a correspondent for several Cox Television affiliates and also for CONUS TV. Majchrowitz was a broadcast veteran; his transition into Washington coverage followed stints at CLTV-TV in Chicago, KRPC-TV in […]
Crowd of motor culture enthusiasts gather to see the premiere screening of “Racing Through the Forest – The History of the 1950-56 Pebble Beach Road Races”. Image Credit: Edmund Jenks (2014) Spoken Word Documentary “Racing Through the Forest” At Pebble Beach Delivers A ‘Must See’ Boxes that contain photographs arranged in albums (not just images) of times shared in a lifetime are nothing more than just books with photos. It […]
BEIJING (Reuters) – China will crack down on strippers who perform at rural funerals, the Ministry of Culture said on Thursday, taking aim at performances it described as illegal and which corrupt “social morals”. Read More at -: Reuters Odd and Funny
(Reuters) – Police in Utah arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of arson after he told officers he lit a brush fire that burned dozens of acres to signal for help after his car got stuck, authorities said on Wednesday. Read More at -: Reuters Odd and Funny
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Leaders in the Los Angeles beach district of Venice have asked that women be allowed to sunbathe nude on the beach, saying they want equality and a more European feel at the popular tourist destination, local media reported on Wednesday. Read More at -: Reuters Odd and Funny
(Reuters) – A four-decade tradition of people mud-wrestling pigs at a Wisconsin church’s summer fundraiser has been halted after 81,000 people signed an online petition pressed by animal rights activists who raised concerns about animal abuse. Read More at -: Reuters Odd and Funny
Cobo Hall, home of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. 2015 Brandon J. O’Brien / Motor Driven Images 2015 North American International Auto Show Highlights Entry By (with permission): Brandon J. O’Brien When I was growing up as a child in the suburbs of Detroit, the one thing I always made my parents do was to take me to the annual car show. At that time (late […]
ESA’s Rosetta probe has made history as the first to orbit a comet, and is set to reach another landmark in space travel if it can successfully land on comet 67P. The Rosetta mission hopes to find information on how comets are affected by the sun, and maybe even to discover if it is possible that life on earth could have been created by a comet hitting the earth.
While the Rosetta mission has been active for over a decade, interest in space travel is receiving more and more press, and international competition in space has spawned a new iteration of the space race, with China’s lunar landing, and Russia’s planned expedition to the moon in 2030. However, this time the players aren’t limited to government ventures, but also venture capitalists.
Billionaires Richard Branson and Elon Musk both have separate space ventures in Virgin Galactic and SpaceX, respectively, and according to results from 1World 84% think private companies are better suited than governments to improve space travel.
Despite the renewed interest in space travel, people are having serious doubts about the feasibility of Mars as a potential Earth colony. Colonizing Mars has long been a staple of science fiction books and movies, and NASA has even developed a saucer-shaped craft to attempt to land on the Red Planet.
Although we have been making serious developments into the final frontier 59% don’t think Mars will be successfully colonized, and 53% would consider travelling to Mars despite the 500 day flight (that’s a lot of in-flight movies). Check out the world map below to see where people are most interested in taking a trip to Mars.
What’s your opinion on space exploration? Should space be a global priority or is it a waste of money? Voice your opinion below, or click on any
Yesterday, President Obama stated that Armageddon didn’t happen over Obamacare implementation. But some folks are beginning to wonder if an Armageddon Extinction Level Event (ELE) is brewing at Yellowstone National Park as video reveals animals fleeing the park following several small earthquakes. The Epoch Times had this to say: A number of bloggers are posting videos that show bison and other animals allegedly leaving Yellowstone National Park, prompting theories that […]
A strange and rare winter weather marvel appeared overnight in Eastern states blasted by blustery winds snow sculpted into fanciful shapes such as doughnuts and hollow tubes. Known as snow rollers, the delicate formations are as light as meringues and may crumble when touched, but others are icy enough for play. They were a social media phenomenon Monday, sweeping Twitter and Facebook as people from Ohio, Illinois and Pennsylvania posted […]
Fox News reporter Jonathan Serrie reported from Charleston, SC to report on Twenty-two combat vets who were paddling through the South Carolina wilderness on a rugged 175 mile course from Columbia to Charleston to bring awareness to 22 Suicides occurring each day among the veteran population and to challenge veterans with PTSD to revisit the cohesion they experienced in combat. “When I first came out here, we started as a […]
Help support the 175-mile PTSD River Challenge from Columbia to Charleston in April A group of combat veterans in South Carolina is preparing to take on one of the biggest challenges they have faced since coming back home from Iraq, Afghanistan and other regions of conflict. The 175-mile PTSD River Challenge will take 22 combat veterans from all branches of the military on an eight-day kayak/canoe and camping journey through […]
NASCAR became the latest sports organization to issue a statement about Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signing into law the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which takes effect July 1. The act prohibits laws that “substantially burden” a person’s freedom of religion unless the government can prove a compelling interest in imposing that burden. The law has drawn sharp criticism from gay and LGBT groups, some corporations and leagues. Pence said in […]
Pagenaud Leaves Honda For Chevy’s Team Penske At the end of a post finale MAVTv500 race press conference at Auto Club Speedway, a question was quickly posed to Simon Pagenaud as Simon was leaving the room – “Hey Simon, great year! What are your plans for 2015, any changes? Pagenaud replied with a large smile and a twinkle in his eye, “Just wait, in a couple of weeks there will […]