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Gun Group: We’ll Pay $15K For Your Carbon Fiber 3-D Printer






” The age of 3-D printing in carbon fiber has hardly arrived. But the controversy over 3-D printing carbon fiber guns is well under way.

  Starting in the second half of last year, 3-D printing startup MarkForged has been shipping the Mark One, a device it advertises as the world’s first 3-D printer that prints carbon fiber; The Mark One digitally fabricate objects in a material as light as plastic and as strong by some measures as aluminum. But one group isn’t about to receive its Mark One order: Defense Distributed, the non-profit political group that invented the first fully 3-D printed gun nearly two years ago.1″



     As loathe as we are to provide these anti-liberty people with any publicity , we thought that our readers deserved to meet the staff of this anti-free trade business . The below video introduces you to the company founder Greg Mark and the rest of his staff . It should come as no surprise that the company is based in the “People’s Republic” of Massachusetts .







” Defense Distributed founder Cody Wilson says he pre-ordered the Mark One about a year ago for $8,000, but was told last Friday in a phone call with a MarkForged salesman that the company refuses to sell him one, citing terms of service that disallow private citizens from using the machine to make firearms. So instead, Wilson is offering what he describes as a “bounty” to anyone who can get him MarkForged’s new carbon fiber printer.

“ Anyone who’s got access to one, any reseller, any individual or business or entity that can deliver it to me, I will give them fifteen grand,” says Wilson, who has also released a YouTube video advertising his offer. “I’m going to get this printer. I’m going to make a gun with it. And I’m going to make sure everyone knows it was made with a MarkForged printer.” “


   Read more at Wired and if you find MarkForged’s discriminatory policy as objectionable as we do you can let them know it here .













Audi Of America Evokes “The Birds”






” The latest spot for Audi of America by Venables Bell is something close to pure genius, poking fun at the idea of aerial drones delivering Amazon packages as a contrast to Audi’s superior engineering technology. Film buffs will especially appreciate the witty sustained homage to Alfred Hitchcock’s movie The Birds, from dialogue and camerawork to a musical pastiche of longtime Hitchcock collaborator Bernard Herrmann. More ad industry coverage at




    While we admire the cleverness of this advert , as drone pilots we are also somewhat alarmed at the unnecessary fear that this video will undoubtedly sow among a portion of the unknowing public and thus bring increased scrutiny and regulation from the politicians and busybodies of the world . That being said , the ad , on it’s face is extremely well done and a bit of creative genius .
























“Stop Breakin’ Down” – A Short Film About Robert Johnson By Glenn Marzano 








Uploaded on Jan 8, 2012

” It is a film called “Stop Breakin’ Down” by Glenn Marzano. This was completed as a thesis project when Marzano was a student at Loyola Marymount University in 1999.


Article From Wiki

  Robert Leroy Johnson (May 8, 1911 — August 16, 1938) was an American blues singer and musician. His landmark recordings from 1936–37 display a combination of singing, guitar skills, and songwriting talent that have influenced later generations of musicians. Johnson’s shadowy, poorly documented life and death at age 27 have given rise to much legend, including a Faustian myth. As an itinerant performer who played mostly on street corners, in juke joints, and at Saturday night dances, Johnson enjoyed little commercial success or public recognition in his lifetime.

  His records sold poorly during his lifetime, and it was only after the first reissue of his recordings on LP in 1961 that his work reached a wider audience. Johnson is now recognized as a master of the blues, particularly of the Mississippi Delta blues style. He is credited by many rock musicians as an important influence; Eric Clapton has called Johnson “the most important blues singer that ever lived.”[1][2] Johnson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as an “Early Influence” in their first induction ceremony in 1986.[3] In 2003, David Fricke ranked Johnson fifth in Rolling Stone ‘s list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.[4] Rolling Stone’s 2011 list ranks him at number seventy-one.”
















Humorist Mark Russell Takes On Political And Corporate Corruption





Published on Sep 19, 2012

” Mark Russell offers his satirical take on everything from the BP Oil crisis to Obama’s presidency.”













Mark Steyn – Defending Free Speech





Published on Mar 2, 2015

” Defending free speech requires defending unpopular speech. “












Sir Richard Francis Burton




” Do what thy manhood bids thee do, From none but self expect applause: He noblest lives and noblest dies Who makes and keeps his self-made laws.”













Gary Varvel
















Today In The Past




363 – Roman Emperor Julian moves from Antioch with an army of 90,000 to attack the Sassanid Empire, in a campaign which would bring about his own death.

1046 – Naser Khosrow begins the seven-year Middle Eastern journey which he will later describe in his book Safarnama.

1179 – 3rd Lateran Council (11th ecumenical council) opens in Rome

1461 – Henry VI was deposed by Duke of York during War of the Roses

1496 – English king Henry VII hires John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) to explore

1558 – Smoking tobacco introduced in Europe by Francisco Fernandes

1616 – Copernicus’ “de Revolutionibus” placed on Catholic Forbidden index

1623 – 1st American temperance law enacted, Virginia

1651 – South Sea dike in Amsterdam breaks after storm




1770 – Boston Massacre , British troops kill 5 in crowdCrispus Attucks becomes 1st black to die for American freedom






1821 – Monroe is 1st pres inaugurated on March 5th, because 4th was Sun

1824 – First Burmese War: The British officially declare war on Burma.




1836 – Mexico attacks Alamo (3/6 final assault)






1836 – Samuel Colt manufactures 1st pistol, 34-caliber “Texas” model

1842 – Over 500 Mexican troops led by Rafael Vasquez invade Texas, briefly occupy San Antonio and then head back to the Rio Grande.

1845 – Congress appropriates $30,000 to ship camels to western US

1848 – Louis Antoine Garnier-Pages is named French minister of Finance.

1849 – Zachary Taylor sworn in as 12th president

1856 – Covent Garden Opera House destroyed in a fire

1856 – Georgia becomes 1st state to regulate railroads

1862 – Union troops under brig-gen Wright occupy Fernandina Florida

1868 – US Senate organizes to decide charges against Pres Andrew Johnson

1872 – George Westinghouse Jr patents triple air brake for trains

1877 – Rutherford B Hayes inaugurated as 19th US president

1904 – Nikola Tesla, in Electrical World and Engineer, describes the process of the ball lightning formation.

1907 – The second Duma opens in St. Petersburg, Russia and 40,000 demonstrators have to be dispersed by Russian troops.

1908 – 1st ascent of Mt Erebus, Antarctica

1912 – Spanish steamer “Principe de Asturias” sinks NE of Spain, 500 die

1912 – Italian forces are the first to use airships for military purposes, using them for reconnaissance behind Turkish lines.

1915 – World War I: The LZ 33, a zeppelin, is damaged by enemy fire and stranded south of Ostend.

1917 – 1st jazz recording for Victor Records released

1923 – 1st old age pension plans in US established by Montana & Nevada

1924 – Computing-Tabulating-Recording Corp becomes IBM

1927 – 1,000 US marines land in China to protect American property

1933 – FDR proclaims 10-day bank holiday

1933 – Germany’s Nazi Party wins majority in parliament (43.9%-17.2M votes)

1935 – 1st premature baby health law in US (Chicago)




1936 – Spitfire makes it’s 1st flight (Eastleigh Aerodrome in Southampton)






1942 – Japanese troop march into Batavia

1943 – RAF bombs Essen Germany

1945 – Allies bombs The Hague, Netherlands

1945 – World War II: The “Battle of the Ruhr” begins.

1946 – Winston Churchill’s “Iron Curtain” speech (Fulton Missouri)

1948 – US rocket flies record 4800 KPH to 126k height

1956 – “King Kong,” 1st televised

1959 – Iran & US sign economic & military treaty

1960 – Elvis Presley ends 2-year hitch in US Army

1960 – Ice Dance Championship at Vancouver won by Denny & Jones (GRB)

1960 – Ice Pairs Championship at Vancouver won by Wagner & Paul (CAN)

1960 – Men’s Fig Skating Championship in Vancouver won by Alain Giletti (FRA)

1960 – Worlds Ladies Fig Skating Champions in Vanc won by Carol E Heiss (USA)

1965 – March Intifada: A Leftist uprising erupts in Bahrain against British colonial presence.

1966 – 75 MPH air currents causes BOAC 707 crash into Mount Fuji, 124 die

1966 – Bob Seagren pole vaults 5.19m indoor world record

1968 – US launches Solar Explorer 2 to study the Sun

1969 – Gold reaches then record high ($47 per ounce) in Paris




1970 – SDS Weathermen terrorist group prematurely detonate bomb 18 West 11th St in NYC (6th?)









1970 – Dubnium atoms are first detected conclusively.

1976 – British pound falls below $2 for 1st time

1978 – Landsat 3 launched from Vandenberg AFB, Calif

1979 – Voyager I’s closest approach to Jupiter (172,000 miles)

1980 – Earth satellites record gamma rays from remnants of supernova N-49

1981 – Ice Dance Championship at Hartford won by Jayne Torvill & C Dean (GRB)

1981 – Ice Pairs Champ at Hartford won by Irina Vorobieva & I Lisovski (URS)

1981 – Men’s Figure Skating Champions in Hartford won by Scott Hamilton (USA)

1981 – US government grants Atlanta $1 million to search for black boy murderer

1982 – Gaylord Perry (with 297 wins) signs with Seattle Mariners

1984 – Supreme Court (5-4): city may use public money for Nativity scene

1984 – US accuse Iraq of using poison gas

1985 – Mexican authorities find the body of US drug agent Enrique “Kike” Camarena Salaazar

1991 – Iraq repealed its annexation of Kuwait

1992 – Ethic committee votes to reveal congressmen who bounced checks

1994 – Largest milkshake (1,955 gallons of chocolate-Nelspruit South Africa)

1994 – Singer Grace Slick arrested for pointing a gun at a cop

1995 – Graves of czar Nicholas & family found in St Petersburg

1995 – Marc Velzeboer skates world record 3 km short track (5:00.26)

2001 – In Mecca, 35 Muslim pilgrims are crushed to death during the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

2003 – In Haifa, 17 Israeli civilians are killed by a Hamas suicide bomb in the Haifa bus 37 massacre.

2012 – 27 members of Iraq’s security force are killed by gunmen disguised as police in Haditha




1133 – King Henry II of England (d. 1189)

1324 – David II Bruce, King of Scots (1331..71)




1512 – Gerardus MercatorRupelmonde (Belgium), geographer/mapmaker






1563 – John Coke, English politician (d. 1644)

1574 – William Oughtred, England, mathematician/inventor (slide rule)

1637 – John van der Heyden, Dutch painter/inventor (fire extinguisher)

1658 – Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, french colonial governor of America

1739 – Benjamin Ruggles Woodbridge, doctor, Massachusetts militia officer, member of the Massachusetts legislature (d. 1819)

1748 – Jonas C. Dryander, Swedish botanist (d. 1810)

1794 – Jacques Babinet, French physicist/mathematician/astronomer

1794 – Robert Cooper Grier, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1870)

1825 – John Dunovant, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1864

1836 – Charles Goodnight, American cattle rancher (d. 1929)




1853 – Howard Pyleillustrator/painter/author (King Stork)









1873 – Olav Bjaaland, Norwegian explorer and cross-country skier (d. 1961)

1879 – Sir William Beveridge, British economist (d. 1963)

1898 – Zhou Enlai, Premier of the People’s Republic of China (d. 1976)

1905 – Gilroy Roberts, US chief engraver (1948-64)

1908 – Sir Rex Harrison, England, actor (My Fair Lady, Dr Doolittle)

1918 – Halsey S Colchester, British SAS/spy (MI6)/priest

1918 – James Tobin, American economist, Nobel laureate (d. 2002)

1922 – Pier Paolo Pasolini, Bologna Italy, director (Teorema, Pigsty)

1927 – Jack Cassidy, Richmond Hill VA, actor (Oscar/Jetman-He & She)

1929 – Erik Carlsson, Swedish rally driver

1934 – James B Sikking, CA, actor (Hill St Blues, Star Trek 3, Doogie Howser)

1934 – Daniel Kahneman, Israeli economist, Nobel laureate

1936 – Dean Stockwell, California, actor (Werewolf of Washington, Blue Velvet)

1936 – Canaan Banana, first President of Zimbabwe (d. 2003)

1937 – Stephen Fitz-Simon, entrepreneur

1938 – Fred “Hammer” Williamson, Gary Indiana, NFLer (Chiefs)/actor (Julia)

1939 – Samantha Eggar, London, actress (Collector, Dr Doolittle) [or May 3]

1939 – Terry Curry, English multi-millionaire

1939 – Peter Woodcock, Canadian serial killer

1942 – Michael D[iamond] Resnick, sci-fi author (Sideshow, Eros Ascending)

1944 – Roy Gutman, American journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner

1945 – Randy Matson, US, shot putter (Olympic-gold-1968)

1948 – Eddy Grant, Guyana, reggae performer (Electric Avenue)

1948 – Paquirri, Spanish bullfighter (d. 1984)

1949 – Franz Josef Jung, Commander-in-chief of the German Bundeswehr




1955 – Penn JilletteMassmagician (Penn & Teller-Penn & Teller are Dead)







1956 – Teena Marie, American singer

1958 – Andy Gibb, Manchester England, singer/TV host (Solid Gold)

1962 – Robert L Curbeam Jr, Baltimore Md, astronaut (STS 85, sk: 99)

1964 – Reggie Williams, NBA forward/guard (Denver Nuggets)

1967 – Nicole Boegman, Australian long jumper (Olympics-88, 92, 96)

1968 – Marq Mellor, Long Island NY, field hockey forward (Olympics-96)

1970 – John Frusciante, American musician (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

1971 – Filip Meirhaeghe, Belgian mountainbiker

1974 – Brad Schumacher, US, 400m/800m freesytyle (Olympics-gold-96)

1974 – Eva Mendes, American actress

1975 – Niki Taylor, model (Elle, Marie Claire)

1975 – Luciano Burti, Brazilian racing driver

1976 – Tim Sylvia, American mixed martial artist

1978 – Papoose, American rapper

1981 – Andreas Wiig, Norwegian snowboarder

1985 – Whitney Port, Cast member of The Hills TV series




254 – St Lucius I, Pope (253-54), dies

1291 – Sa’ad al’Da’ulah, Jewish grand vizier of Persia, assassinated

1534 – Antonio da Correggio, Italian painter (b. 1489)

1539 – Nuno da Cunha, Portuguese governor in India (b. 1487)

1611 – Shimazu Yoshihisa, Japanese warlord and samurai (b. 1533)

1625 – James I (VI), king of England (1603-25)/poet/author, dies at 58




1770 – Crispus Attucksslaveis 1st of 5 killed during Boston Massacre






1776 – Yeongjo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1694)

1827 – Alessandro Volta, Italian physicist (made 1st battery), dies at 82

1829 – John Adams, last surviving HMS Bounty mutineer (b. 1766)

1893 – Hippolyte Taine, French philosopher/historian, dies at 64

1895 – Henry Rawlinson, British soldier and scholar (b. 1810)

1903 – George Francis Robert Henderson, British soldier (b. 1854)

1904 – Alfred von Waldersee, Prussian field marshal/chief-staff, dies at 71




1926 – Clément AderFrench aviation pioneer (b. 1841)







1927 – Franz Mertens, German mathematician (b. 1840)

1929 – David Dunbar Buick, Scottish-born American automobile pioneer (b. 1854)

1932 – Takuma Dan, Japanese baron/financier/industrial, murdered

1941 – Ludwig Quidde, German historian/politician (Nobel 1927), dies at 82

1944 – Max Jacob, French writer, dies in nazi concentration camp at 67

1945 – Lena Baker, American murderer (b. 1901)

1953 – Joseph Stalin, Premier of the Soviet Union (1941-53), dies at 73

1953 – Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev, Ukrainian composer, dies at 61

1953 – Herman J. Mankiewicz, American screenwriter (b. 1897)

1963 – Patsy Cline, country singer (Crazy), dies in a plane crash at 30

1963 – Cowboy Copas, American singer (b. 1913)

1974 – Solomon I “Sol” Hurok, US impresario, dies at 85

1974 – Billy De Wolfe, American actor (b. 1907)

1980 – Jay Silverheels, Canadian actor (Tonto-Lone Ranger), dies at 60




1982 – John Belushicomedian (Sat Night Live), dies of drug overdose at 33



1984 – Michael Sklar, California, comedian (Laugh-in, Sha Na Na), dies at 39

1984 – William Powell, actor (My Man Godfrey), dies at 91

1990 – Gary Merrill, actor (Time Tunnel, Huckleberry Finn), dies at 75

1992 – Andrew Samuel, child actor (Our Gang), dies at 82

1993 – Peter Bierdrager, Dutch Fokker’s-test pilot, dies in air crash

1995 – Ed Flanders, actor (Dr Westphal-St Elsewhere), dies

1995 – Gregg Hansford, Australian motorcycle and touring car racer (b. 1952)

1996 – Whit Bissell, actor (Time Tunnel), dies at 86

1999 – Richard Kiley, American actor (b. 1922)

2000 – Lolo Ferrari, French pornographic actress (b. 1962)

2006 – Richard Kuklinski, American Mafia hit man (b. 1935)

2012 – William Heirens, American serial killer, dies at 83

















Researchers Capture First Ever Image Of Light As Wave And Particle





” Quantum mechanics tells us that light can behave simultaneously as a particle or a wave. However, there has never been an experiment able to capture both natures of light at the same time; the closest we have come is seeing either wave or particle, but always at different times. Taking a radically different experimental approach, EPFL scientists have now been able to take the first ever snapshot of light behaving both as a wave and as a particle. The breakthrough work is published in Nature Communications.”




© Fabrizio Carbone/EPFL




” When UV light hits a metal surface, it causes an emission of electrons. Albert Einstein explained this “photoelectric” effect by proposing that light – thought to only be a wave – is also a stream of particles. Even though a variety of experiments have successfully observed both the particle- and wave-like behaviors of light, they have never been able to observe both at the same time.

  A research team led by Fabrizio Carbone at EPFL has now carried out an experiment with a clever twist: using electrons to image light. The researchers have captured, for the first time ever, a single snapshot of light behaving simultaneously as both a wave and a stream of particles particle.”



Read more on this amazing accomplishment at Red Orbit














Netanyahu Speech Divides Dems





” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday delivered a blistering rebuke of President Obama’s Iran strategy, warning in an address to Congress that the nuclear disarmament talks would “all but guarantee” a march to war.

  The fiery takedown of one of Obama’s top foreign policy priorities split leading Democrats, with some hailing the speech as a thoughtful warning from America’s closest ally in the Middle East and others condemning it as an underhanded attack on the White House.

  More than 50 Democrats boycotted the speech to protest both Netanyahu’s censure of Obama’s policies and Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) decision to invite the prime minister without first consulting the White House or Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill. 

  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who attended the speech, issued a scathing statement afterward.

“ I was near tears throughout the Prime Minister’s speech — saddened by the insult to the intelligence of the United States as part of the [negotiating] nations, and saddened by the condescension toward our knowledge of the threat posed by Iran and our broader commitment to preventing nuclear proliferation,” Pelosi said.”



    Pelosi is an anti-semite and an idiot . If she was in tears it was only because Prime Minister Netanyahu exhibited a level of diplomacy and leadership that is conspicuously absent among Ms Pelosi and her boy in the White House and it must have been terrifying for that contrast to have been so starkly displayed for all the world to see .

   Other dems , from districts more dependent on Jewish voters , saw things a little differently …



” That view wasn’t shared by other top Democrats, who praised Netanyahu’s message as both powerful and necessary amid a time of rising terrorist threats in the Middle East.

  Rep. Joseph Crowley (N.Y.), vice chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, said it was “a very strong speech” in defense of Israel’s position.

  Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.), ranking member of the Appropriations Committee, called it a “powerful, strong, factual, inspiring” address that “sent a very strong message to the entire world.”

  And Rep. Steve Israel (N.Y.), chairman of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, said it was “a brilliant speech” that did “a very effective job” warning Congress of the risks surrounding Obama’s Iran negotiations.

“ I was skeptical about the deal going in, I’m just as skeptical after the speech, and I think a significant number of my colleagues are where I am,” Rep. Israel said. “He changed minds. The question is: How many minds did he change?” “



    For future voting consideration , here is The Hill’s list of House and Senate democrats that boycotted the Prime Minister’s speech to Congress yesterday : 



House (48)

Rep. Karen Bass (Calif.)

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (Ore.)

Rep. Corrine Brown (Fla.)

Rep. G.K. Butterfield (N.C.)

Rep. Lois Capps (Calif.)

Rep. Andre Carson (Ind.)

Rep. Joaquin Castro (Texas)

Rep. Katherine Clark (Mass.)

Rep. Lacy Clay (Mo.) 

Rep. James Clyburn (S.C.)

Rep. Steve Cohen (Tenn.)

Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-N.J.)

Rep. John Conyers (Mich.)

Rep. Danny Davis (Ill.) 

Rep. Rosa DeLauro (Conn.) 

Rep. Peter DeFazio (Ore.)

Rep. Diana DeGette (Colo.)

Rep. Lloyd Doggett (Texas)

Rep. Donna Edwards (Md.)

Rep. Keith Ellison (Minn.)

Rep. Chaka Fattah (Pa.)

Rep. Marcia Fudge (Ohio)

Rep. Raúl Grijalva (Ariz.)

Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (Ill.)

Rep. Denny Heck (Wash.)

Rep. Ruben Hinojosa (Texas)

Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (Texas) 

Rep. Marcy Kaptur (Ohio)

Rep. Rick Larsen (Wash.)

Rep. Barbara Lee (Calif.)

Rep. John Lewis (Ga.)

Rep. Dave Loebsack (Iowa)

Rep. Zoe Lofgren (Calif.)

Rep. Betty McCollum (Minn.)

Rep. Jim McDermott (Wash.)

Reps. Jim McGovern (Mass.)

Rep. Jerry McNerney (Calif.)

Rep. Gregory Meeks (N.Y.)

Rep. Gwen Moore (Wis.)

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.)

Rep. Beto O’Rourke (Texas)

Rep. Chellie Pingree (Maine)

Rep. David Price (N.C.)

Rep. Cedric Richmond (La.)

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (Ill.)

Rep. Bennie Thompson (Miss.)

Rep. Mike Thompson (Calif.)

Rep. John Yarmuth (Ky.)


Senate (8)

Sen. Al Franken (Minn.)

Sen. Tim Kaine (Va.)

Sen. Patrick Leahy (Vt.)

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)

Sen. Brian Schatz (Hawaii)

Sen. Martin Heinrich (N.M.)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.)

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.) 



   As the terrorist regime in Tehran inches ever closer to membership in the exclusive “nuclear club” remember these names , along with Barack Obama and that other incompetent fool John Kerry .





Read more at The Hill













Top Clinton Aides Used Secret Email Accounts At State Dept.






” Hillary Clinton is defending her use of a private email address, hosted at, to conduct official State Department business by claiming that her emails were captured by official accounts that other agency employees were instructed to use to contact her. But according to a knowledgeable source, at least two other top Clinton aides also used private email accounts to conduct government business—placing their official communications outside the scope of federal record-keeping regulations.

“ Her top staffers used those Clinton email addresses” at the agency, said the source, who has worked with Clinton in the past. The source named two staffers in particular, Philippe Reines and Huma Abedin, who are said to have used private email addresses in the course of their agency duties. Reines served as deputy assistant secretary of state, and Abedin as Clinton’s deputy chief of staff. Both rank among Clinton’s most loyal confidantes, in and out of the State Department.”



     Read our stories on Hillary’s breaking of the law here and here and read more on her aides doing the same here at Gawker.













Paris Drones: New Wave Of Alerts







Ten more drones have been spotted flying over Paris and reports say police are searching for four men after a chase in the east of the city.

  The latest drones were seen hovering near the Eiffel Tower and several other areas further away from the centre.

  Some 60 drones have been sighted since October, over nuclear installations and central Paris, the government says.”






” The most recent have all been over Paris, prompting security fears after the murders of 17 people last month.

  Security at key sites in Paris was tightened last month after the killings by Islamist gunmen at Charlie Hebdo magazine, in Montrouge and a kosher supermarket.

  Flying drones over the capital is banned without a license and no night flights are allowed over the city at all. The heightened security presence was thought to be one of the reasons why the unmanned aerial vehicles were spotted.”



Read more on the Paris drone wars at the BBC













Ancient ‘Lost City’ Home To A Vanished Civilisation Found Deep In Jungles Of Honduras







” The jungle-choked remains of a “lost city”, abandoned by a mysterious civilization several centuries ago and long fabled for reports of its gold and “monkey children”, have been uncovered in the depths of the rainforests of Honduras.

  A team of American and Honduran archaeologists, aided by the bushcraft and survival skills of former British SAS soldiers, has just emerged from one of the most remote locations on Earth with news of their stunning discovery.

  The expedition was seeking the site of the legendary “White City”, also known as the “City of the Monkey God”, a goal for Western explorers since the days of the Spanish conquistadores in the 16th century.

  The city, believed to be one of many lost in the Mosquitia jungle, was home to an unknown people that thrived a thousand years ago but then vanished without trace – until now.

  Unlike the Maya, so little is known of this pre-Columbian culture that it does not even have a name.”



The Telegraph has the complete story














British Former Marine Reported Killed In Syria




” A former Royal Marine has become the first British fighter to be killed battling with Kurdish forces against Islamic State jihadists in Syria, the BBC reported.

  The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights earlier told AFP a European citizen had been killed fighting with Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), but that it was not clear whether he was British or Greek.”







” The BBC named the dead man as former marine Konstandinos Erik Scurfield from Yorkshire in northern England. Reports in the Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail said he was 25 years old.

  The BBC reported that a British pro-Kurdish activist had informed Scurfield’s family of his death and that the YPG had asked if he could be buried in Syria “as a martyr”.  “



The website offers their condolences:



” Kurdish Question can confirm that the family of Konstandinos has been informed of the loss of their son and we would like to pay our deepest respects and honour the memory of this brave young man who travelled to Rojava to fight ISIS with the Kurdish forces of the YPG.

To all of the family, friends and comrades in arms of Konstandinos we pay our deepest respect and will honour his memory as a brave fighter for justice. “



Yahoo has more















National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 02.28.15 To 03.02.15



National Police Misconduct Reporting Project




” Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, February 28 through Monday, March 2, 2015:

  • Red Bank, Tennessee: A grand jury will examine an officer’s actions during a forceful arrest. The internal investigation cleared him of wrongdoing, but the prosecutor referred the case to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. The incident was caught on video but was not initially released by the Red Bank Police Department. The prosecutor decided to present the case to the grand jury after reviewing the report from the “months-long” investigation by the TBI. According to the news report, the officer punched the suspect “in the arm and face while other officers held him down, stun-gunned him and tried to handcuff him. The encounter left [the suspect] with a swollen-shut eye, a fractured eye socket and cuts and bruises on his face.”
  • Washington Parish, Louisiana: A disabled veteran on a fixed income will not go to prison after a video proved his alleged battery of a police officer never happened. The veteran acted as a process server to deliver notice of a police brutality lawsuit to a police officer. Although the handoff went smoothly enough, he was accosted by the served officer’s companions, who were also officers. He was later pulled over and arrested for battery against the officer. Because of a prior cocaine conviction, the veteran faced up to 80 years as a multiple offender. The officers swore depositions that he assaulted the served officer. But the veteran had members of his family use their cellphones to record the delivery of the envelope to the officer. Charges were quickly dropped against him when the video was brought to light. However, the veteran had already spent almost a year in jail. A federal lawsuit is pending.
  • Miami Gardens, Florida: The police chief was arrested and fired after being caught in prostitution sting.
  • Los Angeles, California:  Officers fatally shot a homeless man after a scuffle on Skid Row. A bystander’s cell-phone footage and nearby surveillance video have been released, but police body cam footage is currently being withheld.
  • Denver, Colorado: An officer with 40 citizen complaints against him was taken off patrol duty. Despite previous civil lawsuits for his behavior costing the City more than $1,000,000 in settlements, this suspension is his first discipline.
  • Update: Shreveport, Louisiana (First reported 02-13-15): An officer was fired for violation of department policies.
  • Broward County, Florida: A deputy dragged mentally ill woman through a courthouse hallway.
  • San Francisco, California: An officer was shown on video beating homeless man with a baton after an argument on a city bus.
  • Los Angeles, California: An officer’s case ends in a mistrial. The officer was shown on video kicking and shoving suspect who later died in custody.

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US Running Out Of Room To Store Oil; Price Collapse Next?





” The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the coming months.

  For the past seven weeks, the United States has been producing and importing an average of 1 million more barrels of oil every day than it is consuming. That extra crude is flowing into storage tanks, especially at the country’s main trading hub in Cushing, Oklahoma, pushing U.S. supplies to their highest point in at least 80 years, the Energy Department reported last week.

  If this keeps up, storage tanks could approach their operational limits, known in the industry as “tank tops,” by mid-April and send the price of crude — and probably gasoline, too — plummeting.

” The fact of the matter is we are running out of storage capacity in the U.S.,” Ed Morse, head of commodities research at Citibank, said at a recent symposium at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.”















Little Walter & Otis Rush Windy City Blues Live in Chicago





Published on Feb 10, 2014

” Little Walter & Otis Rush Windy City Blues Live in Chicago Full Album “














Ron Swanson On Government And Being A Man





Published on Feb 14, 2013

” Great wisdom from a great man. Do share and educate your friends.”













Executive Order On Taxes? – King Obama? – Judge Andrew Napolitano



William Branch Giles





” [It is not the purpose nor right of Congress] to attend to what generosity and humanity require, but to what the Constitution and their duty require.”













Ben Garrison















Today In The Past




51 – Nero, later to become Roman Emperor, is given the title princeps iuventutis (head of the youth).

303 – Martyrdom of Saint Adrian of Nicomedia.

852 – Croatian Duke Trpimir I issued a statute, a document with the first known written mention of the Croats name in Croatian sources.

932 – Translation of the relics of martyr Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia, Prince of the Czechs.

1152 – Frederik I Barbarossa elected Roman-German king

1215 – King John of England makes an oath to the Pope as a crusader to gain the support of Innocent III.




1238 – The Battle of the Sit River was fought in the northern part of the present-day Yaroslavl Oblast of Russia between the Mongol Hordes of Batu Khan and the Russians under Yuri II of Vladimir-Suzdal during the Mongol invasion of Russia.






1351 – Ramathibodi becomes King of Siam.

1386 – Władysław II Jagiełło (Jogaila) was crowned King of Poland.

1461 – Battle at Towton: Duke Edward of York beats English queen Margaretha Edward IV recognized as king of England

1492 – King James IV of Scotland concludes an alliance with France against England.

1621 – Jacarta, Java renamed Batavia

1675 – John Flamsteed appointed 1st Astronomer Royal of England

1681 – King Charles II grants William Penn royal charter for Penn

1699 – Jews are expelled from Lubeck Germany

1774 – 1st sighting of Orion nebula (William Herschel)




1776 – The American War of IndependenceThe Americans capture “Dorchester Heights” dominating the port of BostonMassachusetts.






1789 – 1st Congress declares constitution in effect (9 senators, 13 reps)

1791 – 1st Jewish member of US Congress, Israel Jacobs (PA), takes office

1791 – Vermont admitted as 14th state (1st addition to the 13 colonies)

1793 – Washington’s 2nd inauguration, shortest speech (133 words)

1797 – John Adams inaugurated as 2nd president of US

1801 – 1st president inaugurated in Washington DC (Thomas Jefferson)

1804 – The Battle of Vinegar Hill, colony of New South Wales (Australia), when Irish convicts (some of whom had been involved in Ireland’s Battle of Vinegar Hill in 1798) led the colony’s only significant convict uprising.

1809 – Madison becomes 1st president inaugurated in American-made clothes

1824 – The “National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck” was founded in the United Kingdom, later to be renamed The Royal National Lifeboat Institution in 1858.

1825 – John Quincy Adams inaugrated as 6th president

1826 – 1st US RR chartered, Granite Railway in Quincy, Mass

1829 – Andrew Jackson inaugurated as 7th president

1829 – Unruly crowd mobs White House during Pres Jackson inaugural ball

1837 – Martin Van Buren inaugrated as 8th president

1841 – Longest inauguration speech (8,443 words), William Henry Harrison

1845 – James K Polk inaugrated at 11th president

1849 – US had no president, Polks term ends on a Sunday, Taylor couldn’t be sworn-in, Sen David Atchison (pres pro tem) term ended Mar 3rd

1861 – Confederate States adopt “Stars & Bars” flag

1861 – Lincoln’s inaugurated as 16th pres; 1st time US has 5 former pres

1861 – Pres Lincoln opens government Printing Office

1863 – Battle of Thompson’s Station, TN

1863 – Territory of Idaho established

1865 – Confederate congress approves final design of “official flag”

1865 – President Lincoln inaugurated for his 2nd term as president

1869 – Ulysses Grant inaugurated as 18th president

1881 – James A Garfield inaugurated as 20th president

1885 – Grover Cleveland inaugrated as 1st Democratic pres since Civil War

1889 – Benjamin Harrison inaugurated as 23rd president

1890 – The longest bridge in the Great Britain, the Forth Bridge (railway) (1,710 ft) in Scotland is opened by the Prince of Wales, who later became King Edward VII.

1893 – Grover Cleveland (D) inaugrated as 24th US president (2nd term)

1894 – Great fire in Shanghai; over 1,000 buildings destroyed

1897 – William McKinley inaugurated as 25th president of US

1901 – President William McKinley inaugurated for 2nd term as president

1902 – American Automobile Association (AAA) founded in Chicago

1908 – Collingwood Ohio, US primary school catches fire (180 killed)

1909 – President Taft inaugrated at 27th president during 10″ snowstorm

1911 – Victor Berger (Wisc) becomes 1st socialist congressman in US

1913 – 1st US law regulating the shooting of migratory birds passed

1913 – Dept of Commerce & Labor split into separate departments

1913 – Woodrow Wilson inaugurated as 28th president

1917 – Jeannette Rankin (Rep-R-Mont) becomes 1st female member of Congress

1921 – Hot Springs National Park created in Arkansas

1924 – “Happy Birthday To You” published by Claydon Sunny

1930 – Coolidge Dam in Arizona dedicated

1930 – Terrible floods ransack Languedoc and the surrounds in south-west France, resulting in twelve departments being submerged by water and causing the death of over 700 people.

1933 – FDR inaugrated as 32nd pres, pledges to pull US out of Depression & says “We have nothing to fear but fear itself”

1933 – Bertha Wilson is appointed as first woman to sit on the Supreme Court of Canada.

1936 – 1st flight of airship Hindenburg, Germany

1941 – 18 Geuzen resistance fighters sentenced to death in The Hague

1941 – The United Kingdom launches Operation Claymore on the Lofoten Islands, during World War II.

1944 – 1st US bombing of Berlin

1945 – Finland declares war on nazi-Germany

1945 – In the United Kingdom, Princess Elizabeth, later to become Queen Elizabeth II, joins the British Army as a driver.

1954 – Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, announces the first successful kidney transplant.

1960 – French freighter “La Coubre” explodes in Havana Cuba, killing 100

1960 – Lucille Ball files divorce from Desi Arnaz

1962 – AEC announces 1st atomic power plant in Antarctica in operation

1964 – Jimmy Hoffa convicted of jury tampering

1965 – David Attenbrough became the new controller of BBC2

1966 – North Sea Gas was 1st pumped ashore by BP

1967 – Men’s Fig Skating Championship in Vienna won by Emmerich Danzer (AUT)

1967 – Worlds Ladies Fig Skating Champion in Vienna won by Peggy Fleming (US)

1968 – Joe Frazier TKOs Buster Mathis in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

1968 – Martin Luther King Jr announces plans for Poor People’s Campaign

1968 – Orbiting Geophysical Observatory 5 launched

1970 – French submarine “Eurydice” explodes

1970 – NY Rangers set then NHL record of 126 games without being shut-out

1971 – “City Command” kidnaps 4 US military men at Ankara, Turkey

1976 – John Pezzin bowls 33 consecutive strikes at Toledo, Ohio

1976 – SF Giants are bought for $8 million by Bob Lurie & Bud Herseth

1977 – 1st CRAY 1 supercomputer shipped, to Los Alamos Laboratories, NM

1978 – Chicago Daily News, founded in 1875, publishes last issue

1979 – 200th episode of “All in the Family”

1979 – US Voyager I photo reveals Jupiter’s rings

1980 – Robert Mugabe’s ZANU-PF wins parliamentary election in Zimbabwe

1985 – Virtual ban on leaded gas ordered by EPA

1985 – War veterans returned to the “Bridge over the River Kwai”

1989 – Eastern Airlines machinists strike

1989 – Javier Sotomayor high jumps indoor world record (2.43m)

1990 – US 65th manned space mission STS 36 (Atlantis 6) returns from space

1991 – Bank of Credit & Commerce Intl divests itself of 1st American Bank

1991 – Iraq releases 6 US, 3 British & 1 Italian POW

1993 – Katharine Hepburn enters the hospital suffering from exhaustion

1994 – 4 Arab terrorist founded guilty of bombing the World Trade Center

1995 – Blind teenage boy receives a ‘Bionic Eye’ at a Washington Hospital

1995 – Michael Johnson runs world record 400m indoor (44.63 sec)

1995 – Replacement NY Yankees beat NY Mets 2-1

1997 – Comet Hale-Bopp directly above the Sun (1.04 AU)

1997 – President Clinton bans federally funded human cloning research

2001 – 4 March 2001 BBC bombing: a massive car bomb explodes in front of the BBC Television Centre in London, seriously injuring 11 people. The attack was attributed to the Real IRA.

2001 – Hintze Ribeiro disaster, a bridge collapses in northern Portugal, killing up to 70 people.

2002 – Multinational Force in Afghanistan: Seven American Special Operations Forces soldiers are killed as they attempt to infiltrate the Shahi Kot Valley on a low-flying helicopter reconnaissance mission.

2005 – United Nations warns that about 90 million Africans could be infected by the HIV virus in the future without further action against the spread of the disease.

2006 – Final contact attempt with Pioneer 10 by the Deep Space Network. No response was received.

2009 – The International Criminal Court (ICC) issues an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur. Al-Bashir is the first sitting head of state to be indicted by the ICC since its establishment in 2002.

2012 – Munitions dump explosions kill at least 250 people in the Republic of Congo




1188 – Blanche of Castile, wife of Louis VIII of France (d. 1252)




1394 – Henry the NavigatorPrince/sponsors Portuguese voyages of discovery






1492 – Francesco de Layolle, composer

1651 – John Baron Somers, (Whig), William III’s chief minister (1696-1700)

1665 – Philip Christoph von Königsmarck, Swedish soldier (d. 1694)

1678 – Antonio Vivaldi, Venice, Baroque violin virtuoso/composer (4 Seasons)

1702 – Jack Sheppard, English burglar and escapee (d. 1724)

1706 – Lauritz de Thurah, Danish architect and architectural writer (d. 1759)

1747 – Casimir Pulaski, Count/American Revolutionary War general

1754 – Benjamin Waterhouse, physician (smallpox vaccine pioneer)

1756 – Sir Henry Raeburn, Scottish painter (d. 1823)

1782 – Johann Wyss, Swiss folklorist/writer (Swiss Family Robinson)

1798 – John Joseph Abercrombie, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1877

1817 – Edwards Pierrepont, American statesman, jurist and lawyer; 34th United States Attorney General (d. 1892)




1826 – John BufordMajor General (Union volunteers), died in 1863






1826 – Theodore Judah, American railroad engineer (d. 1863)

1828 – Elisha Franklin “Bull” Paxton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)

1835 – Giovanni Schiaparelli, Italy, astronomer (discovered canals of Mars)

1847 – Karl Bayer, Austrian chemist (d. 1904)

1864 – David W. Taylor, U.S. Navy architect (d. 1940)

1871 – Boris Galerkin, Russian mathematician (d. 1945)

1873 – Guy Wetmore Carryl, American humorist and poet (d. 1904)

1876 – Theodore Hardeen, Magician and stunt performer, founder of the Magician’s Guild (d. 1945)

1888 – Knute Rockne, Norwegian/US football player/coach (Notre Dame)

1891 – Lois Wilson, founder of Al-Anon (d. 1988)

1895 – Milt Gross, American comic book illustrator (d. 1953)

1901 – Charles H Goren, bridge master (26 US Titles)

1906 – Georges Ronsse, Belgian national cyclo-cross and world champion road bicycle racer (d. 1969)

1906 – Charles Rudolph Walgreen, Jr., American businessman (d. 2007)

1909 – Harry B Helmsley, NYC, billionaire builder (Empire State Building)

1912 – John Garfield, NYC, actor (Air Force, Destination: Tokyo, Juarez)

1913 – Willie Johnson (guitarist), American guitarist (d. 1995)

1914 – Ward Kimball, American cartoonist (d. 2002)

1914 – Robert R. Wilson, American physicist, sculptor and architect (d. 2000)

1919 – Buck Baker, American racecar driver (d. 2002)

1922 – Richard E. Cunha, American cinematographer and film director (d. 2005)

1923 – Patrick Moore, England, astronomer/writer (A-Z of Astronomy), (d. 2012)

1923 – Piero J d’Inzeo, France, equestrian show jumper (Olymp-gold-1952, 64)

1926 – Richard DeVos, American billionaire, co-founder of Amway

1927 – Thayer David, MA, actor (Eiger Sanction, Rocky, Nero Wolfe, Savages)

1932 – Miriam Makeba, Johannesburg South Africa, singer (Grammy 1965)




1932 – Ed “Big Daddy” RothAmerican car designer (d. 2001)











1934 – Barbara McNair, Racine Wisc, singer/actress (Barbara McNair Show)

1936 – David Thompson, British food magnate/multi-millionaire




1942 – Charles C. Krulak31st Commandant of the U.SMarine Corps






1944 – Bobby Womack, Cleve, R&B singer/guitarist (Woman’s Got to Have It)

1948 – Chris Squire, London, rock bassist (Yes-Fish Out of Water)

1950 – Emilio Estefan, Cuba, rocker (Miami Sound Machine-1 2 3)

1950 – Rick Perry, Governor of Texas

1953 – Kay Lenz, LA California, actress (Moving Violations, Rich Man Poor Man)

1954 – Catherine O’Hara, Toronto Ont, comedienne (Beetlejuice, SCTV)

1957 – Jim Dwyer, American journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner

1957 – Rick Mast, American NASCAR driver

1958 – Patricia Heaton, Cleve OH, actress (Debra-Everybody Loves Raymond)

1959 – Kelly Lynch, Golden Walley Minn, actress (Warm Summer Rain, Cocktail)

1961 – Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, boxer (killed a boxer in the ring)

1961 – Steven Weber, Queens NY, actor (Brian Hackett-Wings)

1962 – Brant Ian Woodward, Hurstville NZ, trap shooter (Olympics-96)

1963 – Jason Newstedt, US heavy-metal bassist (Metallica-Kill ‘em All)

1967 – Juli Furtado, NYC, mountain cyclist (world champ-1991, 92)

1968 – Dionna Harris, Wilmington Del, softball outfielder (Olympics-gold-96)

1968 – Evan Dando, rocker (Lemonheads)

1968 – Patsy Kensit, London, actress (Lethal Weapon 2, Hanover St)

1969 – Chaz Bono [Chastity Sun Bono], LA California, actress (Sonny & Cher Show)

1972 – Jennie Garth, actress (Beverly Hills 90210)

1972 – Jos Verstappen, Dutch Formula One driver

1974 – Sherry Wigginton, Austin Texas, diver (Olympics-96)

1978 – Rachel Roberts, Canadian model and actress

1982 – Mariano Altuna, Argentine racing driver

1982 – Landon Donovan, American soccer player

1991 – Diandra Newlin, American actress, singer, and fashion model





251 – Pope Lucius I

480 – Saint Landry, bishop of Sées

1172 – Stephan III, King of Hungary (1162-72), dies; (b. 1147)

1193 – Saladin, Kurdish sultan (b. 1137)

1238 – Joan of England, Queen Consort of Scotland, wife of Alexander II (b. 1210)

1303 – Daniel of Moscow, Russian Saint, Grand Prince of Muscovy (b. 1261)

1484 – Saint Casimir, Crown Prince of Poland dies at 25

1496 – Sigismund of Austria (b. 1427)

1595 – Robert Southwell, English poet, hanged for becoming a Catholic priest

1604 – Fausto Paolo Sozzini, Italian theologian (b. 1539)

1733 – Claude de Forbin, French naval commander (b. 1656)

1744 – John Anstis, Garter King of Arms (b. 1669)

1851 – James Richardson, British explorer (b. 1809)




1858 – Matthew PerryU.S. naval officer (b. 1794)






1883 – Alexander H Stephens, VP Confederate States, dies at 71

1910 – Knut Ångström, Swedish physicist (b. 1857)

1915 – William Willett, inventor of Daylight Saving Time (b. 1856)

1927 – Ira Remsen American chemist (b. 1846)

1933 – Willie Walker, US jazz singer/guitarist (Dupree Blues), dies at 34

1950 – Adam Rainer, the only man in recorded human history ever to have been both a dwarf and a giant (b. 1899)

1952 – Charles Scott Sherrington, English scientist, Nobel laureate (b. 1857)

1953 – Sergei S Prokoviev, Russian composer (Peter & the wolf), dies at 61

1963 – William Carlos Williams, US physician/poet, dies at 79

1973 – Samuel Tolansky, British scientist and expert on spectroscopy (b. 1907)

1976 – Walter H. Schottky, German physicist (b. 1886)

1979 – Willi Unsoeld, American mountain climber (b. 1926)

1981 – Yip Harburg, American lyricist (b. 1896)

1986 – Richard Manuel, rock vocalist/pianist (Band), commits suicide at 42

1989 – Tiny Grimes, American jazz and R&B guitarist (b. 1916)

1992 – Arthur Babbitt, animator (Mr Magoo, Goofy), die at 84 of heart failure

1992 – Christian K Nelson, inventor (Eskimo Pie), dies at 98

1993 – Art Hodes, Russ/US jazz/blues pianist/editor (Jazz Record), dies

1994 – John Candy, actor (SCTV, Uncle Buck), dies from a heart attack at 43

1996 – Minnie Pearl, country comedienne (Grand Ole Opry), dies at 84

1997 – Robert H. Dicke, American physicist (b. 1916)

1999 – Harry Blackmun, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (b. 1908)

2001 – Glenn Hughes, American singer (The Village People) (b. 1950)

2001 – Fred Lasswell, American cartoonist (b. 1916)

2004 – George Pake, American physicist (b. 1924)

2004 – Stephen Sprouse, American fashion designer (b. 1953)

2005 – Nicola Calipari, Italian secret service agent (b. 1953)

2006 – John Reynolds Gardiner, American engineer (b. 1944)

2006 – Edgar Valter, Estonian illustrator/cartoonist (b. 1929)

2008 – Gary Gygax, Fantasy author and role-playing games creator. (b. 1938)




2009 – John CephasAmerican Piedmont blues guitarist (b. 1930)







2009 – Horton Foote, American Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Academy Award-winning screenwriter (b. 1916)

2010 – Joaquim Fiúza, Portuguese sailor (b. 1908)

2011 – Mikhail Simonov, Russian aircraft designer (b. 1920)
















Villarrica Chile Volcano Eruption Video Footage






Published on Mar 3, 2015

” Villarrica Volcano in Chile has erupted causing 3300 local people to flee for their lives. Here is the video footage of that eruption.”














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