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Barack “Climate Change” Obama

IF Obama’s climate change idiocy is just a way to distract us from the problems we have thanks to his failure to address them, then it is purely cynical, political. IF Obama really believes this stuff, he is unfit to be President insert picture “Woe to the land that’s governed by a child.” - Shakespeare, Richard III I have been wrestling for some kind of explanation why the President of the United States, Barack [...]

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Anti-NSA Pranksters Planted Tape Recorders Across New York and Published Your Conversations

Click to Open Overlay Gallery An image of twelve of the microcassette recorders secretly placed around New York by We Are Always Listening, taken from the group's website. A woman at a gym tells her friend she pays rent higher than $2,000 a month. An ex-Microsoft employee describes his work as an artist to a woman he’s interviewing to be his assistant—he makes paintings and body casts, as well as something to do with [...]

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GOP Won't Have Majority Long If It Doesn't Change Course

View Enlarged Image Politics: Voters gave Republicans both chambers of Congress in the last election, but the Republicans haven't given the voters what they wanted in return. They'd better wake up. A> Pew Research Center poll taken this month found that only 23% of the public and 37% of Republicans say the GOP leaders are keeping their campaign promises . These numbers are down from 2011, when a third of the public felt that [...]

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Obama Releases Agenda for More Regulations, Just Before Holiday Weekend

It’s the day before the Memorial Day holiday, and that can only mean one thing: It is time for President Obama to unveil his agenda for new rules he wants to impose on the American people. Required by law to release plans for new regulations twice a year, the administration has consistently chosen to do so immediately before major holidays. This is no coincidence: It’s well-known in Washington that if you want to bury [...]

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EMP Threats Force NORAD Back Into Cheyenne Mountain

As protests and looting continue in Ferguson, Missouri, following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is demanding that local law enforcement adhere to what his office cryptically referred to as “international standards.” The latest UN meddling in U.S. affairs concerning local and state government is part of an accelerating trend, sparking alarm among critics of the dictator-dominated global outfit and advocates of national sovereignty. Those tempted to seek [...]

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In a speech today in South Korea, Secretary of State John Kerry said that the Internet "needs rules to be able to flourish and work properly." This, according to Kerry, is necessary even for "a technology founded on freedom." Speaking on behalf of the Obama administration, Kerry said that Internet policy is "a key component of our foreign policy." Kerry made his remarks in the context of talking about how international law is applicable [...]

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Three foreign countries may be changing their historical weather data to show warming trends, according to a scientist in the field. Dr. H. Sterling Burnett of the Heartland Institute claims in a story that Australia, Paraguay, and Switzerland have altered their data in an effort to prove global warming is real. "Switzerland joins a growing list of countries whose temperature measurements have been adjusted to show greater warming than actually measured by its temperature [...]

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Patrick Tucker  Defense One It can be difficult to spot a face in the crowd, especially when the face belongs to someone who wants to kill you. That’s why the Navy is working to develop a wireless 3-D binocular face-recognition system. At the Defense Department’s inaugural Lab Day, held ...
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Late-Season Snow Falls in Flagstaff, Arizona

More than 7 inches of snow fell at the National Weather Service's Flagstaff office, which is actually located just west of the city, in Bellemont, Arizona. (NWS Flagstaff) It's looking a lot like winter again in parts of northern Arizona, where a storm system has brought several inches of snow to areas near Flagstaff. The National Weather Service's Flagstaff office – which is actually located just west of the city, in Bellemont –  reported more [...]

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The Death of the Green Energy Movement

Maine mountaintop windmills. (AP Photo) The green energy movement in America is dead. May it rest in peace. No, a majority of American energy over the next 20 years is not going to come from windmills and solar panels. One important lesson to be learned from the green energy fad’s rapid and expensive demise is that central planning doesn’t work. What crushed green energy was the boom in shale oil and gas along with [...]

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Armed Drones Seen as Dogfight-Ready in (Not-Too-Distant) Future

An X-47B unmanned combat air system (UCAS) demonstrator performs a touch and go landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) in the Atlantic Ocean. Photographer: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Walter/U.S. Navy via Getty Images As the fighter jet of the future rolls and climbs to outmaneuver an enemy plane and bore in for the kill, one thing will be missing: a pilot. That’s the [...]

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Glorious New Photos Capture A Sunset On Mars

We’ve seen photos of Martian sunsets before, but nothing quite as spectacular as these. Photo credits: NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS / Damia Bouic (republished at io9 with permission) Long before Curiosity landed on Mars, the prospect of color photos made me dream. I imagined the wonderful pictures we’d get of Martian sunsets and sunrises. They finally arrived on April 15, 2015 — a three year wait. We waited that long before the team [...]

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(CNSNews.com) – A State Department official on Wednesday sidestepped a senator’s question on whether the administration would seek Senate advice and consent for a global climate treaty expected to be finalized in Paris late this year, saying simply that “it’s at a very early stage in the negotiations.” What the climate agreement will ultimately look like remains an open question, Acting Assistant Secretary Judith Garber told Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), “because we’re at initial [...]

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Feds Will Regulate Christmas Lights

‘Substantial product hazard’ Wikimedia Commons The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a regulation for Christmas lights on Monday, deeming some holiday decorations a “substantial product hazard.” “The Consumer Product Safety Commission … is issuing a final rule to specify that seasonal and decorative lighting products that do not contain any one of three readily observable characteristics (minimum wire size, sufficient strain relief, or overcurrent protection), as addressed in a voluntary standard, are deemed [...]

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