Army Navy Transportable Surveillance Radar
The only foreign troops stationed in Israel are from the United States and their job is to oversee an exceptional piece of radar that could save thousands of Israeli lives.
Karl Vick and Aaron J. Klein at TIME share a profile on the U.S. radar station that’s making a “compelling argument against any notion that the Jewish state will launch an attack on Iran without the United States.”
Tucked away on Mt. Keren in the Negev Desert, one hundred U.S. service members are assigned to an unmarked Israeli military installation, where a powerful X-Band radar is fully operational.
“The technicians are recognizable by the protective suits they wear to shield them from the extraordinary amounts of radiation generated by the no less extraordinary apparatus the base is built around,” reports TIME.
The X-Band radar — formally known as the Army Navy Transportable Surveillance Radar (AN/TPY-2) by Raytheon — is a bastion of missile defense should Iran dare to strike Israel.
Read all HERE.
At the first sight of her husband’s flag-draped casket, Katherine Cathey broke into uncontrollable sobs, finding suport in the arms of Major Steve Beck. When Beck first knocked on her door in Brighton, Colo., to notify her of her husband’s death, she glared at him, cursed him, and refused to speak to him for more than an hour. Over the next several days, he helped guide her through the grief. By the time they reached the tarmac, she wouldn’t let go.
These remarkable 19th century sepia-tinted pictures show the American West as you have never seen it before – as it was charted for the first time.The photos, by Timothy O’Sullivan, are the first ever taken of the rocky and barren landscape.At the time federal government officials were travelling across Arizona, Nevada, Utah and the rest of the west as they sought to uncover the land’s untapped natural resources.
Gallery found HERE.
The Cyber War Against Iran
May 31, 2012: For the third year in a row, a Cyber War “super weapon” has turned up in Iranian, and other Middle Eastern computers. The new one is called Flame and it was designed to stay hidden and collect information. It apparently did both, for up to five years (or more), in Iran, Lebanon, the Palestinian West Bank and, to a lesser extent, other Moslem countries in the region. Like the earlier Stuxnet (2009) and Duqu (2011), Flame has all the signs of being designed and created by professional programmers and software engineers. Most malware (hacker software) is created by talented and often undisciplined amateurs and often displays a lack of discipline and organization. Professional programmers create more capable and reliable software. That describes Stuxnet, Duqu and Flame. Someone is spending big bucks to craft major Cyber War weapons, and turn them loose.
Exclusive: Obama weighs action to prevent Al Qaeda grabbing Syrian WMD
US President Barack Obama, though widely expected to pursue direct action against Syrian ruler Bashar following the Houla atrocity, is preoccupied with what he regards as a greater threat to the world: a potential grab for the huge Syrian stock of chemical and biological weapons by Al Qaeda’s or other terrorist organizations. This is reported exclusively by debkafile’s Washington and intelligence sources.
The US president is trying to persuade Russian President Vladimir Putin to accept his new plan for the immediate assignment by the UN Security Council of 3,000 armed monitors to Syria to take charge of the six chemical and biological stores. Another 2,000 will join the team later.
I never thought I smelled, unless you count the times after I exercise at the gym every morning.
Old people don’t smell quite as bad as we thought. At least, that’s the conclusion of a new large-scale study in which chemosensory experts found that “the underarm odor of 75-to-95-year-olds was judged to be less intense and far more pleasant than the scent of either young or middle-aged adults.”
According to study co-author Johan Lundstrom, an assistant professor at the Monell Chemical Senses Center and at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute:
This study shows you can’t fake it. If you walk around a corner, you don’t have to look at someone to know they’re older; you can just sniff them out.
This sounds like it comes from early soviet russia!
Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod said Wednesday that billionaires were trying to buy the United States government in the November elections.
“There was a report this morning that the Republican Super PACs, apart from Romney and apart from his own super PAC, intend to spend a billion dollars in this campaign setting up shadow state organizations—district-wide organizations—as well as running media,” he told Current TV host Jennifer Granholm.
“So a handful of plutocrats of billionaires with a special interest agenda are going to try and buy this government in this election, and the stakes of that are pretty profound.”
Gattaca was a movie set in the future where babies were designed. All sorts of genetic information was used to determine whether a baby would be born or not.
In short, it’s Eugenics on steroids. Obama is in favor of it.
TAPPER: The House is, I think, this afternoon preparing to take up a bill that would ban gender selection as a factor in abortions in this country. And I was wondering — I haven’t a statement of administration policy; I was wondering if the White House had a position on that?
CARNEY: I will have to take that as well. Been focused on other things, but I will get back to you.
Note: The White House got back to me this evening to say the president opposes the bill.
White House deputy press secretary Jamie Smith says in a statement: “The Administration opposes gender discrimination in all forms, but the end result of this legislation would be to subject doctors to criminal prosecution if they fail to determine the motivations behind a very personal and private decision. The government should not intrude in medical decisions or private family matters in this way.”
“Professor” Obama, like so many of the other Obamas, is a fraud.
Law Professor Steven Carter shakes his disapproving finger and sets Governor Romney and the rest of us straight: “If you think President Obama has bad ideas, say so. If you want to criticize his record, go ahead[.] … [But] please don’t drag the faculty lounge into it. Leave that space free for our serious, uncensored arguments. Our democracy will be the better for it.” (Emphasis mine.)
Professor Carter is so determined to enlighten us that he even accepts the inappropriate term “faculty lounge” rather than the more accurate “faculty club” for the purposes of his piece. Faculty lounge is what Romney, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and other skeptics have popularized as shorthand for Cloistered Cloud Cuckoo Land of Tendentious Theoretical Speculation in the Academy, and which many opponents now view as the source of Obama’s and his apparatchiks’ malignantly misguided policies. (Faculty lounges proper are usually dingy holes reminiscent of car dealer service department waiting rooms. These are found in elementary and secondary schools, while in colleges and universities “lounges” are generally reserved for graduate students, teaching assistants, and the growing corps of adjunct cheap labor. “The Club” is the usual “space” for the kind of elevated clash of titanic tenured professorial intellects that Carter romanticizes, and in many of them the ambiance and fare are well above lounge standards.)
Carter, while disapproving, is generous in allowing that we come by our ignorance honestly. Citing every frustrated American would-be philosopher-king’s favorite inspirational text, Richard Hofstadter’s Anti-Intellectualism in American Life (1963), he explains that everyday American slugs are practically predestined to undervalue the peregrinations of the elevated minds among us — to, as Carter puts it, “disdain” the highly educated, because of our “supposition that the dominance of the intellectual is undemocratic.” This attitude is particularly unproductive, Carter believes, because in the “principles” of the faculty lounge (club) lie the salvation of our grubby politics: “[t]he principles of the faculty lounge at its best include tolerance of disagreement, preference for reason over authority, and avoidance of slogan and emotional appeal. These are the principles that those of us who teach (and, one hopes, all adults) should model for our students, and encourage them to carry with them into the world beyond the groves of academe. The better we do our work, the better our politics will be.”
The Daily Caller attended a meeting Wednesday morning held by the Congressional Black Caucus and the Conference of National Black Churches.
At the event, TheDC asked attendees if they thought it was fair to compare the fight to legalize same sex marriage with the civil rights struggles of the 1960s.
I think this is both funny as hell and also very hypocritical of this liberal female.
Via Charlie Spiering:
On MSNBC’s Morning Joe this morning, co-host Mika Brzezinski defended New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposal to ban sugary drinks larger than 16 oz. from restaurants.
“I think it’s a great idea,” she said. “Does anyone want to challenge me on that?”
Brzezinski sipped a large Starbucks sponsored drink during the segment, presumably a cup of coffee.
Also the same agency (UNESCO) the Obama administration is fighting tooth and nail to restore funding to.
(CNS News) — The U.N. Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is hosting three days of meetings relating to the “question of Palestine,” drawing fresh attention to its stance on an issue that has cost it the financial support of the United States, its biggest funder.
At the meetings, which began Wednesday, speakers accused Israel of “systematic terrorism,” “throttling the people” of Gaza, pursuing “criminal” policies and a “policy of racist violence,” operating a “torture machine,” and spreading propaganda in order to prevent many people around the world from grasping the Palestinians’ plight.
The meeting opened with a video message by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who said that “the United Nations works day in and day out to promote economic and political empowerment throughout the occupied Palestinian territory.”
U.S. taxpayers accounted for 22 percent of UNESCO’s funding until the government was mandated by law to cut the funds last fall, after it became the first U.N. agency to admit “Palestine” as a member.
The Obama administration wants to restore that funding and is looking for support in Congress for a waiver that would make it possible to do so. UNESCO director-general Irina Bokova has also been lobbying towards that end.
Why he needs to win this recall election!
(WSJ) — Public-employee unions in Wisconsin have experienced a dramatic drop in membership — by more than half for the second-biggest union — since a law championed by Republican Gov. Scott Walker sharply curtailed their ability to bargain over wages and working conditions.
Now with Mr. Walker facing a recall vote Tuesday, voters will decide whether his policies in the centrist state should continue — or whether they have gone too far.
The election could mark a pivot point for organized labor.
Mr. Walker’s ouster would derail the political career of a rising Republican star and send a warning to other elected officials who are battling unions. But a victory for the governor, who has been leading his Democratic opponent in recent polls, would amount to an endorsement of an effort to curtail public-sector unions, which have been a pillar of strength for organized labor while private-sector membership has dwindled.
That could mean the sharp losses that some Wisconsin public-worker unions have experienced is a harbinger of similar unions’ future nationwide, union leaders fear. Failure to oust Mr. Walker and overturn the Wisconsin law “spells doom,” said Bryan Kennedy, the American Federation of Teachers’ Wisconsin president.
Wisconsin membership in the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees-the state’s second-largest public-sector union after the National Education Association, which represents teachers-fell to 28,745 in February from 62,818 in March 2011, according to a person who has viewed Afscme’s figures. A spokesman for Afscme declined to comment.
This is nothing but gendercide! Here in America, doing what they do in China. Aborting and killing girls!
The first video detailed a planned Parenthood staffer at an Austin,Texas facility urging a sex-selection abortion and this second video shows staff at Planned Parenthood’s Margaret Sanger clinic in New York City helping arrange one.
In the video, Planned Parenthood social worker Randi Coun advises the woman on an early, definitive method to tell the gender of her child in the late first or early second trimester: “So if you were to have what’s called a CVS test, which is, do you know what that is?” she asks, referring to the genetic Chorionic Villus Sampling test. “It’s done between 11 and 13 weeks, so it is a test that you could do now.”
Coun also reassures the woman that she can carry her pregnancy farther into term before her abortion. “An abortion at any stage up to 24 weeks is considered a safe procedure,” she asserts. ” It’s not that it’s unsafe, or that there’s a lot more risk involved, it’s just there’s more steps involved and it’s just a little more complicated.”
Planned Parenthood’s Margaret Sanger Center in New York City does abortions up to 24 weeks of pregnancy and is the organization’s national headquarters.
“I can tell you that here at Planned Parenthood we believe that it’s not up to us to decide what is a good or a bad reason for somebody to decide to terminate a pregnancy,” Coun adds.
Who is dumber, Sheila Jackson Lee or the people who vote for her? I say both! Again, if her mother had gone to planned parenthood, she would not be polluting our country!
Jackson Lee On Abortion Bill: Next Act Will Be Dragging Women Into Streets
“Well, Thomas, I think the next act be dragging women out of patient rooms into the streets and screaming over their bodies as they get dragged out of getting access to women’s health care. That’s what I feel like is occurring today with the legislation that is on the floor,” Rep. Jackson Lee said on MSNBC.
Wow…I did not know that the princess was now a constitutional lawyer!
(CNS News) – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said the Supreme Court will uphold the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s health care law, predicting a 6-3 decision because, as she remarked, “I know the Constitution.”
At a Capitol Hill press conference on Thursday, a reporter asked Pelosi, “Madame Leader, the Supreme Court is getting ready to rule in the next month or so on the health care bill, and you’ve expressed pretty high confidence – I think you said 6-3 – but I’m just wondering if Democrats and the Democratic leadership have had any discussions or meetings to plan for any sort of contingency plan given the possibility that the court could strike provisions from the law or the whole law, I’m wondering if Democrats are having any meetings to discuss contingency plans?”
Pelosi, in reference to how the nine-judge court will rule, said, “6-3. That’s it. 6-3.”
She was then asked why she was so confident about her prediction.
“Because I know the Constitution,” Pelosi said. “This bill is ironclad. It is ironclad.”
Deval Patrick isn’t much of an attack dog.
And that can’t be making the Obama campaign too happy.
Thursday is the day when the president’s camp is hitting rival Mitt Romney with a full-on assault on his record as Massachusetts governor, complete with a State House press conference starring top Obama political advisor David Axelrod.
So who better to get the party started than Patrick, the current Massachusetts governor, immediate successor to Romney, and someone who is very close to Obama and some of his top campaign aides.
But he could have been a character witness for the defense.
Hitting the Thursday morning TV news shows, Patrick barely managed a few yips at Romney – and was more at home cuddling up to Bain Capital and the Republican nominee.
Patrick’s performance shows the always-dicey role that surrogates play in a campaign. If they’re on message, they can be a potent way to add another credible voice to pound home the campaign’s message. If they’re off-key, as Patrick was Thursday, it gives the opponent a way to point out that even the candidate’s own friends don’t buy into the attack and seriously blunts its effectiveness.
(BuzzFeed) — Supporters of Mitt Romney and Barack Obama clashed on the steps of the Massachusetts State House in Boston Thursday, in advance of a press conference by Obama senior adviser David Axelrod.
Romney aides, interns, and volunteers flooded out of the campaign’s headquarters here with signs — and bubbles — to protest Axelrod and Obama, while Obama supporters chanted “Hey hey, ho ho, Mitt Romney has got to go.”
Romney supporters responded by chanting “Solllyyynndraaa” like Bruins fans heckling the visiting team.
After he finished his remarks, Axelrod opened the floor to questions, but he couldn’t hear reporters over the protests.
“You can’t handle the truth my friends,” Axelrod said to the Romney supporters. “If you could handle the truth then quiet down.”
As Obama supporters chanted “Fired up, and Ready to go,” Romney supporters added “home.”
As Obama surrogates took the podium, Romney supporters booed, and chanted “wrap it up.” They added “What do we want, jobs, when do we want them, now.”. . .
Obama supporters purposely didn’t advertise the press conference until Thursday morning, but to no avail — for much of the time Romney supporters had a numerical advantage over those backing the president. . .
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