Monthly Archives: August 2010

Can the Tea Party Deliver?

Can the Tea Party Deliver?

Indeed, a decade ago, Black Muslim Minister Farrakhan

Pentagon Unveils New Spy Blimp Coming to a Sky Near You

Pentagon Unveils New Spy Blimp Coming to a Sky Near You

myFOXaustin.com (AUSTIN, TX)- A new surveillance blimp took flight over Camp Mabry Thursday.

The blimp is called Aerostat and is used to track down enemies and secure supply routes in Afghanistan. But the developer, Aerostar, is now pitching the idea to states that share a border with Mexico.

There are cameras on the belly of the blimp that are able to zoom in for miles with great detail. The cameras can shoot in several different modes including infrared. The technology can also be used in disaster areas where communications are down.

“It’s tried and tested and true in some of the most vicious landscapes in the world in Afghanistan,” said Lon Stroschein with Aerostar. “We know that it would float up along the border towns and border counties and keep people safe and prevent people from coming across the border.”

The developer was only allowed to point their cameras on the Camp Mabry campus. Other parts of Austin were off limits. The blimp is on display as a part of the National Guard convention that’s being held at the Austin convention center through this weekend.

Lockheed Martin’s Hybrid Air Vehicle can be designed as an unmanned or manned intelligence gatherer or transport vehicle. As an eye in the sky, this remarkable airship can stay aloft for up to three weeks at an altitude of 20,000 feet. Loaded with cameras, infrared sensors, communications relays, and other payloads, the Hybrid Air Vehicle can provide American and allied forces a clear picture of the battlefield. As a transport vehicle, the Hybrid Air Vehicle can be sized to move equipment and troops cost effectively to unimproved forward areas.

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9/11′s forgotten victims: ‘We’re living in a toxic time bomb’

9/11′s forgotten victims: ‘We’re living in a toxic time bomb’

11 September nine years ago, 2,975 people died in the worst-ever terrorist attack on US soil. The body count was shocking, and the trauma suffered by victims

Iraq: Mission Accomplished – Or Just Semantics and Broken Promises?

Iraq: Mission Accomplished – Or Just Semantics and Broken Promises?

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(Supposed) End of U.S. Combat Role in Iraq

(Supposed) End of U.S. Combat Role in Iraq

Speaking in a television address broadcast nationally just hours before the formal end of U.S. combat operations in Iraq on August 31, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki told the nation it was a “bright day for the people of Iraq.”

The Middle East-based al Jazeera news network quoted al-Maliki

Real Strange Laws: Your Tax Dollars at Work!

Real Strange Laws: Your Tax Dollars at Work!

Your Tax Dollars at Work!

http://www.realstrangelaws.com

1. Under U.S. Federal Law, ketchup must not flow from bottle more than 14 centimeters in 30 seconds at 20 degrees Centigrade (21 C.F.R. Sec. 155.194).

2. In July 2009, public outrage forced the European Union to repeal a statute banning curvy cucumbers (EEC 1677/88). Gherkins were exempted.

3. U.S. Federal Law: flying dwarf hamsters are entitled to expanded legroom and 12.7 centimeter-high ceilings (9 CFR, Ch. 1).

4. In Finland, the amount of a traffic ticket is determined by how much you earn. Successful businessman Anjssi Vanjoki was fined 116,00 euros ($103,600) for speeding.

5. The Swiss government has determined that plants may have legal rights and that further investigation is warranted.

6. In Rome, a 2004 law bans spherical fishbowls-”fish are interesting individuals that deserve our respect.

A Bill With No Name (HR1586)

A Bill With No Name (HR1586)

This is about the ridiculous HR1586, “The _______ Act of ____.” The first two verses are true; the last verse is what I hope will be true come November.

Details of HR1586: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery…|/home/LegislativeData.php|

The bill has passed into law, but you can still write your Congresscritters and complain about it here: http://www.downsizedc.org/blog/urgent…

Full results of the House vote for HR1586: http://politics.nytimes.com/congress/…

Song parody of America’s “A Horse With No Name,” available here: http://www.amazon.com/A-Horse-with-No…

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Ron Paul Endorsed Candidate Koster edges Larsen in all-party totals

Ron Paul Endorsed Candidate Koster edges Larsen in all-party totals

Washington Rep. Rick Larsen hasn

Rasmussen: 58% Favor Repeal of the Health Care Law, 36% Are Opposed

Rasmussen: 58% Favor Repeal of the Health Care Law, 36% Are Opposed

Just over half of U.S. voters continue to believe that the new health care law will increase the cost of care and believe the law will be bad for the country.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 58% favor repeal of the new national health care law while 36% are opposed. These figures include 46% who Strongly Favor repeal and 28% who are Strongly Opposed.

A majority has favored repeal of the legislation in every single week since it became law. Support for repeal has ranged from a low of 52% to a high of 63%.

There continues to be a huge divide on this issue between the Political Class and Mainstream Voters. Among the Mainstream, 65% favor repeal. Among the Political Class, 80% are opposed.

Overall, 54% of Likely Voters say that the cost of health care will go up under the new law. Just 18% say the cost of health care will go down, while 21% say it will stay the same.

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C4L Rising

C4L Rising

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