"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Now a Chinese Liquid Metal Terminator

Ain't Life Just Fucking Grand?
  • Now Chinese scientists are creating liquid metal terminators that eat metal to generate fuel for themselves.
  • Why build terminators you say?  Simply, people are fucking insane.

(Fox News)  -  It’s the rise of the machines – a Chinese research team has developed shape-shifting, liquid metal machines. 
No, this isn’t the idea for a new “Terminator” sequel. Scientists from both the Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Tsinghua University’s medical school discovered that their liquid metal is able to “eat” materials and use energy from that to propel itself forward.
Their findings were published in a recent issue of Advanced Materials journal.
“The soft machine looks rather intelligent and (can) deform itself according to the space it voyages in, just like (the) Terminator does from the science-fiction film,” Tsinghua University researcher Jing Liu told Technology.org. “These unusual behaviors perfectly resemble the living organisms in nature.”
The machine’s design is very simple, reports Technology.org. The motor is made from a material called galinstan, which is an alloy derived from gallium, indium, and tin. The machine stays liquid when situated at room temperature. Through various experiments, the research team placed the object in various materials like sodium hydroxide, and was placed in close contact to a flake of aluminum.
This flake was the fuel that the machine then “ate.” The alloy digests the flake for fuel, allowing the liquid motor to roam around on its own for around an hour.
In the paper, the researchers define the object as something of a synthetic organism — a bio-mimetic “mollusk.”
This technology isn’t going to take over the world anytime soon. So far, the machine only moves at about 2 inches per second, according to Engadget.
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"Hunter-Killers: patrol machines built in automated factories. Most of us were rounded up, put into camps for orderly disposal. Some of us were kept alive... to work... loading bodies. The disposal units ran night and day. We were that close to going out forever."
Kyle Reese

Unfortunately he will

Virginia Law Puts Permanent Restrictions on Drone Surveillance

A Victory for Freedom

  • In Virginia we see Democrats and Republicans joining together to attack the 1984 Surveillance Police State.  But when those politicians go to Washington suddenly they flip and start to worship Big Brother. 

(Tenth Amendment Center)  -  Two Virginia bills to permanently restrict the use of drones by state and local law enforcement were signed into law by Gov. McAuliffe last week. These bills not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, they also thwart the federal surveillance state.
Virginia was the first state in the U.S. to establish any restrictions on drones when former Gov. Bob McDonnell signed a two year moratorium on the use of unmanned aircraft in 2013.HB2125 and SB1301 have effectively replaced that temporary moratorium with permanent restrictions on drone use, and important second step towards ending mass, warrantless surveillance by drones in the state of Virginia.
HB2125 passed through the state House unanimously by a 100-0 vote, and then passed through the state Senate by a 37-1 vote. SB130 passed through the state Senate by a 21-17 vote, and then passed through the state House unanimously by a 99-0 vote. They were signed into law by Gov. McAuliffe on March 27.
These new laws require a “state or local government department, agency, or instrumentality having jurisdiction over criminal law enforcement or regulatory violations,” to obtain a warrant before deploying a drone with only a few exceptions, like Blue and Amber alerts. Weaponized drones are also expressly banned.
Impact on the Federal Surveillance State
Although these laws focus exclusively on state and local drone use and do not apply directly to federal agencies, they throw a high hurdle in front of some federal programs.
Much of the funding for drones at the state and local level comes from the federal government, in and of itself a constitutional violation. In return, federal agencies tap into the information gathered by state and local law enforcement through fusion centers and a federal program known as the information sharing environment.
According to its website, the ISE “provides analysts, operators, and investigators with information needed to enhance national security. These analysts, operators, and investigators… have mission needs to collaborate and share information with each other and with private sector partners and our foreign allies.” In other words, ISE serves as a conduit for the sharing of information gathered without a warrant.
The federal government encourages and funds a network of drones at the sate and local level across the U.S., thereby gaining access to a massive data pool on Americans without having to expend the resources to collect the information itself. By placing restrictions on drone use, state and local governments limit the data available that the feds can access.
In a nutshell, without state and local cooperation, the feds have a much more difficult time gathering information. This represents a major blow to the surveillance state and a win for privacy.

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15.8 million viewers - "The Walking Dead" Season 5 Finale is Highest Rated Finale in Series History

Who would have thought it?
  • Zombies???  What is the attraction?  Yes The Walking Dead is the best damn show on TV, but it goes deeper.  I believe people instinctively see the coming science caused Apocalypse.  The end of civilization is coming, the only question is how?  Nuclear, a Jihadi released 12 Monkeys plague, solar flares or germ warfare created zombies.  The Walking Dead allows us to speculate what we would do when our time comes.

(TV by the Numbers)  -  The Walking Dead season 5 finale earned a 8.2 adults 18-49 rating up, 3 percent from a 8.0 adults 18-49 rating for the midseason premiere, up 8 percent from a 7.6 adults 18-49 rating for the fall finale and up 3 percent from a 8.0 for the season 4 finale.  It was the show's highest rated finale, though it did not break the series record high 8.7 adults 18-49 rating for the season 5 premiere.

The special 90-minute season five finale of “The Walking Dead” Sunday night was the highest-rated finale in series history, delivering 15.8 million viewers and 10.4 million adults 18-49. The episode capped the show’s strong fifth season with all 16 episodes ranking in the top 20 entertainment telecasts across all of television this broadcast season among adults 18-49.

With time-shifted playback added in, this season finale of “The Walking Dead” should exceed more than 20 million viewers and 14 million adults 18-49.

“The Walking Dead” remains the #1 show in all of television among adults 18-49. Despite formidable competition from the NFL in the first half of its season and special event programming in the second half, such as the Oscars, the Grammys, the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special and the NBA All-Star Game, the show’s fifth season has delivered an average of 14.4 million viewers and 9.4 million adults 18-49 live/same day across its 16 episodes, an increase of 9% season over season in adults 18-49.

“Talking Dead” achieve its highest-rated episode in series history, drawing 7.5 million viewers and 4.9 million adults 18-49. Each week, the live “Talking Dead” aftershow features host Chris Hardwick and fans, actors, producers and other TV enthusiasts discussing that night’s “The Walking Dead” premiere. Last night’s season finale featured Norman Reedus (Daryl), Melissa McBride (Carol) and Lennie James (Morgan).

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No Churches in Saudi Arabia's new desert megacity

Your Gasoline Dollars at Work

  • Your petro dollars are helping to build a church free ultra modern mega-city in head chopping Islamist Saudi Arabia.

(BBC News)  -  With a flourish of his hand, the uniformed security guard waves us down the private road that leads to the newest city in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The King Abdullah Economic City, (KAEC, pronounced "cake") is one of four new cities upon which the late monarch pinned his hopes for the future of his realm once the oil runs out.
Peppered with cranes, the city - or building site to be more accurate - lies one-and-a-half hour's drive north of Jeddah between the Red Sea and scrubby desert.
Its future depends on balancing the complex and evolving transport, health, education, housing and employment requirements of the city's projected two million residents.

According to Fahd Al-Rasheed, the managing director of Emaar Economic City, the publicly traded Saudi company that runs the entire KAEC project, the new generation of Saudis expect a city that matches the modern lifestyle they have grown used to while studying abroad.
"We're building with the 65% of the population who are under 30 in mind," he explains. "And we have almost 200,000 Saudis studying abroad. Inevitably they are going to change things when they come back."
At 70 sq miles KAEC will eventually be a metropolis slightly larger than Washington DC and at a cost of $100bn (£67bn), mostly from private funding, the King Abdullah Economic City is second to none in the grandeur of its vision.
"We aim to create one of the world's largest ports," says Rayan Bukhari, a young manager at the King Abdullah port.
Speed is integral to KAEC's vision for future. With Mecca and Medina on the high speed train network that links KAEC with the two holy cities, well-heeled Umrah (pilgrimage to Mecca) pilgrims are expected to visit the city as they travel from the place where the Prophet was born to the place where he is buried.
"The Haramain station is due to open by the end of the year," says Fahd Al-Rasheed, "That train service will alter a lot of things for us."

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Monday, March 30, 2015

COUP? - Special Ops military drills in Tampa

Nothing to see here, move along

  • Our corrupt Lords and Masters in Washington D.C. want to let the local yokels know who is really in charge by staging military drills in major cities all over America.
  • Special Note  -  Both the "Liberal" Democrats and the Conservative "small government" GOP are funding active duty military displays of power in American cites. 

(Sun Sentinel)  -  Police agencies in Broward County are assisting members of the U.S. Special Operations Forces who are undergoing urban warfare training.

The exercises began Monday, will last until March 27 and will be held at locations that the military will not disclose.

U.S. Special Operations is commanded out of Tampa and has staged such "routine drills" in cities throughout the country, a spokesman said.

The 200 military personnel are from the four branches: Air Force, Army, Marines and Navy.

The goal is to prepare participants in realistic, unfamiliar training conditions before they deploy for combat overseas. Those urban locations can't be replicated on a practice range, the military said.

The exercises will happen in a variety of places but will not be held at the beaches, the Everglades, malls or large population centers, the spokesman said.

Local police departments are tasked with managing traffic and keeping spectators away.

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Military warfare drills in downtown Los Angeles

Military warfare drills in Miami

U.S. Military Trains for War on 2nd Amendment   

Goose Stepping into the Future

Al Nusrah Front uses American-made TOW missiles

Obama's CIA in Action?
I am sure it is only an "accident" that American 
weapons keep getting in the hands of Islamists.

(The Long War Journal)  -  The Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda’s official branch in Syria, has released another video showing its fighters using American-made TOW missiles.

As The Long War Journal reported earlier this week, Al Nusrah released a video featuring a TOW missile attack in the early hours of the jihadists’ newly-launched offensive against Syrian regime forces in the city of Idlib.

Al Nusrah continues to use the weapons against Bashar al Assad’s forces. Earlier today, Al Nusrah released the video shown above on one of its official Twitter feeds. The fighter, whose face is obscured, fires two TOW missiles on Syrian tanks. The video footage shows one of the tanks creeping above the horizon before it is destroyed.

It is unclear how many TOW missiles Al Nusrah has in its possession. But it is clear from the videos and pictures published on social media that the group has a stockpile of the weapons, which were captured from Western-backed rebel groups. Al Nusrah first featured the missiles in its propaganda last year.

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WAR PORN - Iraqi Army In Heavy Firefight During Tikrit Offensive

Iraq Shiite militias - Tikrit offensive

Iranian-backed Shiite militias and Iraqi security forces have taken control of key towns outside of and part of Tikrit.

The Shiite militias, which are said to make up two-thirds of the 30,000 troops involved in the Tikrit offensive, have dominated the fighting. These militias are operating under the aegis of the Popular Mobilization Committee, or Hashid Shaabi, which was created by former Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki to combat the Islamic State after the Iraqi military collapsed during the summer of 2014.

Iraq War 2015 - Iraqi Army In Heavy Firefight During Tikrit Offensive

Iraq War 2015 - Insane Heavy Intense Clashes Fighting And Firefights During The Battle For Mosul

Second Battle of Tikrit, March, 2015

Jeb Bush ahead in New Hampshire Poll

Turds always float to the top

Jeb Bush can’t escape his family ties. Scott Walker is best known for being anti-union, conservative and a governor.

Those are among the findings of a new Suffolk University Political Research Center poll of New Hampshire Republicans, released Thursday.

  • 18.8%  -  Jeb Bush
  • 14.2%  -  Scott Walker
  • 7.0%    -  Rand Paul
  • 5.8%    -  Donald Trump
  • 4.8%    -  Ted Cruz
  • 4.6%    -  Chris Christie
  • 1.0%    -  Rick Perry

(McClatchy News)

Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2015/03/26/261146/bush-tops-nh-gop-poll-voters-know.html#storylink=cpy