Ha.,,,,,Venezuela beat Iran and a few other countries into getting a drone!
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela has developed its own unarmed aerial drone with help from Iran, China and Russia, according to President Hugo Chavez, who said the drones had military and civilian uses.
It is “one of three aircraft that we have made here, and we will continue to manufacture them,” Chavez said June 13 during a meeting with defense chiefs.
“Russia, China, Iran and other allied countries” had contributed to the project, he said.
The drone has a range of 60 miles and can reach an altitude of nearly 10,000 feet, according to Gen. Julio Morales, head of the state-run Cavim arms manufacturer that developed the aircraft.
They can stay aloft for up to 90 minutes and can transmit real-time video and images, and they are currently being upgraded in order to carry out night flights, he said.
This is a great web ad and quite entertaining to boot:
This is great. The RNC exposes how Obama’s big new speech was just a rehash from earlier this year:
Amid the Republican backlash over the Obama administration’s new lenient deportation policy for some illegal immigrants, Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) called into question the new order’s possible “backdoor” opportunity for illegal immigrants to vote.
“What is going to happen as far as their right to vote?” West said on Fox News Friday. “Is this one of those backdoor opportunities to allow people in the next five months to get the opportunity to vote? Will we see Janet Napolitano and the president come out with a new edict that says since we allow these people to be here legally, we’re now going to allow them to vote? How far down the rabbit hole will it go?”
Republicans are up in arms over Obama’s new policy saying the new rules — which will prevent deportations for as many as 800,000 illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children — overstep the law in order to buy Obama support from Hispanics ahead of November’s elections, in which the Hispanic vote will likely be crucial.
“This huge policy shift has horrible consequences for unemployed Americans looking for jobs and violates President Obama’s oath to uphold the laws of this land,” Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee said in a statement. “How can the administration justify allowing illegal immigrants to work in the U.S. when millions of Americans are unemployed? President Obama and his administration once again have put partisan politics and illegal immigrants ahead of the rule of law and the American people.”
The United States is headed for a record-breaking year for foreign military sales, thanks to a $29.4 billion sale of Boeing-made F-15 fighter jets to Saudi Arabia, according to Andrew Shapiro, assistant secretary of state for political-military affairs.
So far in 2012, the United States has finalized sales totaling $50 billion and there are more than three months left in the fiscal year, Shapiro told reporters on a conference call today.
This is in comparison to 2011, when the United States sold $30 billion in foreign military sales, which are conducted government-to-government.
Shapiro called the sale to Saudi Arabia “very significant,” but said the sale of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to Japan is also partly responsible for the uptick.
June 15, 2012: Hamas has been running Gaza for five years now and the Palestinians who voted for Hamas would not do it again. That’s no problem for Hamas, which has no intention of allowing any more elections. Hamas is still determined to destroy Israel, and is currently building up its rocket arsenal and avoiding a fight with Israel. Hamas has, for once, really cracked down on unauthorized launches of rockets against southern Israel. For years Hamas pushed these attacks, or tolerated unauthorized ones when there was a ceasefire with Israel. But now, with the disruptions of the Arab Spring,
Hamas really does need some temporary peace with Israel. The uprisings in Syria and Egypt have disrupted two sanctuaries for key Hamas personnel. Many senior Hamas officials were forced to move, some to Gaza, and this made them more vulnerable to Israeli attack. So Hamas buckled down and cut the anti-Israeli violence down to almost nothing. In response, Israel is expected to refrain from killing Hamas leaders.
Because of all this Arab Spring unrest Hamas has more to worry about than vengeful Israelis.
“The largest transfer of wealth from the public to private sector is about to begin. The federal government will be bulk-selling the massive portfolio of foreclosed homes now owned by HUD, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to private investors — vulture funds.”
So warned Roger Arnold, chief economist for ALM Advisors of Pasadena, California, in a column for RealMoney on August 11, 2011, that first lifted the lid on this latest colossal scandal to come out of the 2008-2009 financial crisis.
“These homes,” wrote Arnold, “which are now the property of the U.S. government, the U.S. taxpayer, U.S. citizens collectively, are going to be sold to private investor conglomerates at extraordinarily large discounts to real value. You and I will not be allowed to participate. These investors will come from the private-equity and hedge-fund community, Goldman Sachs (GS) and its derivatives, as well as foreign sovereign wealth funds that can bring a billion dollars or more to each transaction.”
Warren Buffett, one of the richest men in the world, obviously, would have no trouble qualifying for the privilege of bidding in this fire sale for the super-rich. And the “Oracle of Omaha” appears to be more than casually interested in getting in on the game.
The Wall Street Journal reported on March 20, 2012: “Warren Buffett, considered a sage investor and chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., said in an interview with CNBC-TV last month that he would buy up ‘a couple hundred thousand’ single-family homes if he could do so easily, given the high yields on rental investments.”
A couple hundred thousand homes for Buffett? What about the hundreds of thousands of families who are being foreclosed on? Isn’t that what the Fed, Treasury, the Bush White House, and members of Congress told us the $750 billion TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program) fund was for when they forced it on us in 2008? What about the additional hundreds of thousands of families who would love to be able to purchase these homes and who may be qualified to buy under a genuine privatization program open to all? What about the hundreds of thousands of small investors who are willing to buy, rehabilitate, and rent out these properties? Well, the folks running Fannie, Freddie, and HUD haven’t completely ruled out the little guys; they are continuing to sell a portion of their mammoth inventory of foreclosed homes the traditional way, one-by-one to individual buyers. But over the past year, they have been moving into bulk sales and have been getting ready to unload their portfolios en masse at huge discounts to the big buyers.
12 Things the Negro Must Do For Himself Do read this, very interesting.
Keep this in mind when you pay your cell phone bill!!!
You’re probably familiar with the food stamp program which grew from $35 billion in 2008 to $75 billion last year. But did you know that getting food stamps also makes you eligible for a free government cell phone?
A program called Lifeline provides free phones and free monthly minutes to anyone on food stamps, WIC, Medicaid, Head Start, and several other government programs. And just like food stamps, Lifeline (aka “phone stamps”) has been growing by leaps and bounds since 2008, at significant cost to taxpayers.
Lifeline was started in the mid-’80s to reduce the cost of phone service to rural and needy customers. The program’s costs are covered by a tax included on every monthly phone bill called the Universal Service Charge. The program eventually grew to include discounted cell service but took off in 2009, partly because TracFone announced a new program whereby eligible individuals could get a free phone and free monthly minutes. As a result, participation in the program (and costs) skyrocketed:
Program participation was stable from 2005 to 2008, from 6.9 million to 7.1 million participants, but increased to 8.6 million in 2009. Likewise, support payments were relatively stable from 2005 to 2008, from $802 million to $823 million annually, before increasing to approximately $1 billion in 2009.
Breaking: Massive Nuclear Secret Uncovered In Austin, Texas…
The Infowars crew investigates a nuclear secret buried in Austin, Texas. A nuclear reactor started in the 60s is hidden beneath the monolith of the LBJ Library on the University of Texas campus, even as the nearby J.J. Pickle Research Center admittedly runs two research reactors. Meanwhile, nuclear waste is said to be dumped and sealed in limestone caves located in what was once the outskirts of Austin, according to an inside source.
Obama giving money to only his friends, again!
On Wednesday the Department of Energy began financing solar power installation research with a $2 million award to Solar Mosaic. The solar energy research company has former Obama “green jobs” czar Van Jones listed as an advisor. It also employed Rebuild the Dream, Jones’ firm, to do its public relations work.
The DOE’s grant money will be distributed to nine companies in four states. Solar Mosaic received the most money, four times the amount of most other grants.
Jones resigned his post in the Obama administration three years ago amid controversy stemming from his past remarks.
Before working in the Obama White House, Jones signed a petition alleging officials in the George W. Bush administration “may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war.”
Princess being delusional yet again. Daily occurrence for her…
The Supreme Court has yet to decide whether the 2010 health care law is constitutional, but House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says the law is “ironclad.”
In an appearance on CBS’ This Morning on Friday, Pelosi said “I think we’re ironclad on the Constitutionality of the bill” and reiterated her prediction of a 6-3 favorable decision.
Still, she says Democrats are girding themselves for a negative ruling. “We’ll be prepared for any eventuality,” she said.
CAIR resorts to these intimidation tactics thanks to the DOJ gleefully going along with their absurd requests for investigations into mosque proposals being shot down.
Via The Blaze:
The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is calling on the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate a possible “anti-Muslim” hate crime after St. Anthony City Council almost unanimously rejected plans for a new Islamic center due to zoning concerns.
On Tuesday, St. Anthony City Council voted 4-1 against providing a conditional use permit for the “Abu-Huraira Islamic Center” after tabling the item for months, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. It is reportedly the first time in seven years that an Islamic place of worship has been blocked by local government in Minnesota.
“This is the first one [in Minnesota] where we’re seeing so much anti-Muslim hate involved,” said Lori Saroya, president of the Minnesota chapter of CAIR.
The imam of the Islamic center, Sheik Ahmed Burale, said his congregation, which consists of roughly 200 people, still wants the St. Anthony location and may take the council to court over its decision, according to the Star Tribune.
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said Friday that the Obama administration’s new order limiting deportation was neither immunity, nor amnesty.
“A grant of deferred action is not immunity, it is not amnesty,” Napolitano told reporters. “It is an exercise of discretion.”
The Obama administration announced that it would stop deporting illegal immigrants who were brought to the United States before they were 16 and give them a work permit — as long as they met certain criteria including finishing high school and having a clean legal record.
Napolitano also said that the decision was not a pathway to either citizenship or permanent residency.
“I believe this action is the right thing to do,” Napolitano told reporters. “Our nation’s immigration laws must be enforced in a strong, accessible manner.”
New York, NY (CFAM/LifeNews) — The CEDAW Committee, charged with monitoring the implementation of the Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), has warned Brazil that its democratic lawmaking process is a threat to “sexual and reproductive rights,” and the Committee continues to insist that illegal abortion has a negative impact on maternal mortality.
In its Concluding Observations, at the end of the consideration of the Brazilian report in Geneva in March, the Committee said it “regrets that women who undergo illegal abortions continue to face criminal sanctions in the State party and that women’s enjoyment of sexual and reproductive health and rights is being jeopardized by a number of bills under consideration in the National Congress, such as Bill No. 478/2008 (Estatuto Nascituro).”
It is not the first time that the Committee has told delegations that their country’s culture, laws and lawmaking processes are not up to par because of restrictions on abortion. It has done so over one hundred times. What is novel is the Committee pronouncing itself on legislation that has not yet been adopted, in a country with a well-established democratic system.
The Committee is insistent that women should have access to abortion notwithstanding measures set in place by the Brazilian government to reduce maternal and child mortality. In its report, Brazil mentioned a new program called Rede Cegonha (Stork Network) that is aimed at providing maternal and neonatal care to women with low incomes.
Amazing how much a sinking presidency can change things.
MR. RAMOS: Mr. President, my question will be as follows: With an executive order, could you be able to stop deportations of the students? And if that’s so, that links to another of the questions that we have received through univision.com. We have received hundreds, thousand, all related to immigration and the students. Kay Tomar (ph) through univision.com told us — I’m reading — “What if at least you grant temporary protective status, TPS, to undocumented students? If the answer is yes, when? And if no, why not?”
THE PRESIDENT: Well, first of all, temporary protective status historically has been used for special circumstances where you have immigrants to this country who are fleeing persecution in their countries, or there is some emergency situation in their native land that required them to come to the United States. So it would not be appropriate to use that just for a particular group that came here primarily, for example, because they were looking for economic opportunity.
With respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations through executive order, that’s just not the case, because there are laws on the books that Congress has passed — and I know that everybody here at Bell is studying hard so you know that we’ve got three branches of government. Congress passes the law. The executive branch’s job is to enforce and implement those laws. And then the judiciary has to interpret the laws.
There are enough laws on the books by Congress that are very clear in terms of how we have to enforce our immigration system that for me to simply through executive order ignore those congressional mandates would not conform with my appropriate role as President.
Via Daily Caller