We are all John Galt now … Here is a link to the official movie site and here is a link to theaters hosting the premiere
56 men signed the Declaration , and in doing so were branded traitors to the Crown and faced the hangman had the colonies failed in their bid for independence .
The late , great Paul Harvey provides us with a little perspective on the Signers and the hardships they endured for the freedoms we allow to be trampled upon and destroyed as we stand and watch . Ponder that as you enjoy your bar-b-que and your boats .
” Remember the pd.id, the tiny, lighter-sized device that women could slip in their drinks to detect the presence of date-rape drugs? Soon you won’t need to carry around a sensor with you to protect yourself during a night on the town—all you’ll need is a manicure before you go.
The startup Undercover Colors, which is marketing itself as “the first fashion company to prevent sexual assault,” is currently developing a brand of nail polish that can detect the presence of date-rape drugs, which are generally colorless and odorless, in someone’s beverage. All you have to do is surreptitiously dip a nail into your drink, and wait to see if it changes color.”
” Undercover Colors was founded by four undergraduate engineering students at North Carolina State University. The idea for the startup, cofounder Ankesh Madan says, arose from personal experience.
“ We were thinking about big problems in our society, [and] the topic of drug-facilitated sexual assault came up,” he recently told Higher Education Works. “All of us have been close to someone who has been through the terrible experience, and we began to focus on preventive solutions, especially those that could be integrated into products that women already use.” “
” A dad is fed up with his graduated son’s addiction to video games and his refusal to look for a job, so he takes harsh measures. He piles the son’s huge collection of video games into a pile and runs them over with a powerful riding lawnmower. The screaming young man looks on in utter horror.
The grown kid’s reaction is priceless. You would think that someone just got murdered. It’s one of the more epic meltdowns you will ever see. “
Very Cool …
Originally posted on Hackaday:
Steam power anything these days is pretty cool, but rarely have we ever seen such a complex build as this steam powered, remote controlled 1/16th scale tank.
[Ian] is an electronics design engineer whose hobbies include messing around with steam power. The Steam Turret Tank is based on a 1/16th scale Tamiya King Tiger die-cast model tank. It features a 3.5″ diameter marine boiler from MaccSteam, which is a fully equipped miniature version of a real boiler, complete with pressure gauges, safety valves, and a ceramic burner. It can produce pressures of up to 70PSI (max 120PSI), but for this project, [Ian] is limiting it to around 30PSI.
A small 2″ diameter fuel tank contains a propane mixture to fuel the boiler. Two Regner 40451 Piccolo steam engines make up the drive train, with mechanical linkages controlled by servos to engage the various features. The tank can go forward, backward…
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44 BC – Pharaoh Cleopatra VII of Egypt declares her son co-ruler as Ptolemy XV Caesarion.
44 BC – The first of Cicero’s Philippics (oratorical attacks) on Mark Antony. He will make 14 of them over the next several months.
31 BC – Final war of the Roman Republic: Battle of Actium – off the western coast of Greece, forces of Octavian defeat troops under Mark Antony and Cleopatra.
911 – Viking-monarch Oleg of Kiev-Russia signs treaty with Byzantines
1192 – Sultan Saladin & king Richard the lion hearted sign cease fire
1666 – Great Fire of London begins at 2am in Pudding Lane, 80% of London is destroyed
1789 – US Treasury Department established by Congress
1864 – Union General William T Sherman captures and burns Atlanta
1894 – Forest fires destroy Hinckley Minnesota: about 600 die
1898 – Battle of Omdurman: Lord Kitchener retakes Sudan for Britain
1898 – Machine gun 1st used in battle
1901 – VP Theodore Roosevelt advises, “Speak softly & carry a big stick”
1930 – 1st non-stop airplane flight from Europe to US (37 hrs)
1935 – A hurricane slams Florida Keys killing 423
1944 – During WW II, George Bush ejects from a burning plane
1944 – Holocaust diarist Anne Frank was sent to Auschwitz
1945 – V-J Day; formal surrender of Japan aboard USS Missouri (WW II ends)
1969 – The first automatic teller machine in the United States is installed in Rockville Center, New York.
1998 – The UN’s International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda finds Jean-Paul Akayesu, the former mayor of a small town in Rwanda, guilty of nine counts of genocide.
1548 – Vincenzo Scamozzi, Italian architect (d. 1616)
1716 – Johann Trier, composer
1778 – Louis Bonaparte, King of Holland (d. 1846)
1850 – Albert Spaulding, baseball player/founded Spaulding sports company
1914 – Booker T Laury, blues pianist/vocalist
1917 – Laurindo Almeida, Brazilian guitarist (developed bossa nova)
1936 – Andrew Grove, American computer chip manufacturer
1940 – Jimmy Clanton, Baton Rogue, La, rock vocalist (Just a Dream)
1946 – Billy Preston, Houston, Texas, American soul musician/singer and pianist, 5th Beatle (David Brenner Show)
1948 – Terry Bradshaw, NFL QB (Pittsburgh Steelers)/announcer (CBS, FOX)
1951 – Jim DeMint, American politician
1964 – Keanu Reeves, Beirut, actor (Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Speed)
1966 – Salma Hayek, Veracruz, Mexico, actress (Desparado)
1990 – Marcus Ericsson, Swedish Racing Driver
490 BC – Pheidippides, Greek hero
1274 – Prince Munetaka, Japanese shogun (b. 1242)
1547 – Hernan Cortes, Spanish general defeated Aztec Indians
1834 – Thomas Telford, Scottish civil engineer (b. 1757)
1973 – John R R Tolkien, British story writer (Hobbit), dies of ulcer at 81
1992 – Barbara McClintock, US, geneticist (Nobel 1983), dies at 90
2005 – Bob Denver, American actor (b. 1935)
2008 – Bill Meléndez, American character animator (b. 1916)
Published on Aug 21, 2014
” In which our host, Andrew Klavan, discusses the lies, double-speak, failures and foibles of Democrats at War!”
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From The Truth About Guns … Warrantless searches , no right to remain silent , no Constitutional protections … Welcome to Statism …
” An air strike by U.S. military forces struck an area where leaders of Somalia’s al Qaeda-linked militants were meeting, intelligence sources said on Tuesday, but it was unclear whether any insurgent commanders were killed.
The strike prompted rumors among Somali government officials that it had targeted al Shabaab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane and other leaders who were suspected to have been at the location, but there was no confirmation they were hit.
If he were killed, it would be a major victory against the group.
Since taking charge in 2008, Godane has restyled the group as a global player in the al Qaeda franchise – a transformation that was highlighted when it killed at least 67 people in an attack on a Kenyan shopping mall in September. “
” Support for Scottish independence has risen eight points in a month, according to a new poll.
The No camp are now six points ahead of the Yes campaign, down from 14 points in mid-August and 22 points early last month, excluding undecided voters.
The latest YouGov poll found that, excluding ”don’t knows”, 53% of those questioned planned to vote No, while 47% would back Yes.
This compares to 57% for No and 43% for Yes in mid August and 61% for No and 39% for Yes at the beginning of last month.
Blair Jenkins, Chief Executive of Yes Scotland, said: ”This breakthrough poll shows that Yes has the big momentum – it’s an all-time high for Yes support in a YouGov survey so far, and an eight-point swing from No to Yes in just three weeks. We only need another three-point swing to achieve a Yes for Scotland on September 18.
” While the No campaign press the panic button and blame each other for a series of blunders, Yes will get on with the job of persuading more of our fellow citizens – both No and undecided voters – that we need a Yes vote to put Scotland’s future in Scotland’s hands.” ”
” Those who suppress freedom always do so in the name of law and order.”
” The Guardian in 2009 predicted five years of rapid warming:
The world faces record-breaking temperatures as the sun’s activity increases, leading the planet to heat up significantly faster than scientists had predicted for the next five years, according to a study.
The hottest year on record was 1998, and the relatively cool years since have led to some global warming sceptics claiming that temperatures have levelled off or started to decline. But new research firmly rejects that argument.
The research, to be published in Geophysical Research Letters, was carried out by Judith Lean, of the US Naval Research Laboratory, and David Rind, of Nasa’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies.
Fail. Five more years of no warming followed.
Professsor Ross McKitrick says in a new paper that the warming pause has now lasted an astonishing 19 years at the surface and 16-26 years in the lower troposphere: “
” Columbus Police said they’ve never had anything like it – three churches vandalized in the same night.
Someone spray painted them on the outside. It’s the words used, though, that have some people asking if this was more than a prank.
“ It was just one word. It said ‘Infidels!’” Father Doug Marcotte said of what was spray painted on Saint Bartholomew’s Catholic Church in Columbus overnight Saturday.
Parishioners saw that, along with the word “Qur’an 3:151″ on their way into mass Sunday morning.
“ It’s certainly not a warm and fuzzy verse. It talks about the infidels, their refuge being the fire,” explained Father Marcotte.
Specifically, that passage of the Qur’an reads: “We will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve for what they have associated with Allah of which He had not sent down [any] authority. And their refuge will be the Fire, and wretched is the residence of the wrongdoers.”
Saint Bartholomew’s wasn’t the only Columbus church vandalized.
“ It’s really bizarre and the fact that they hit two other Christian Churches. It’s not like we’re all in a line. So why did they pick the three of us,” asked Father Marcotte.
Outside East Columbus Christian Church and Lakeview Church of Christ, members there found the same kind of graffiti Sunday morning. ”
” Arthur M. Lewis may be elderly, but criminals are learning the North Palm Beach man is no easy mark.
The 89-year-old decorated World War II veteran foiled an armed robbery attempt Saturday afternoon at his Lake Park jewelry business that left a 44-year-old suspect with six gunshot wounds, but no loot.
Lewis was working behind the counter at The Jewelry Exchange at 900 N. Federal Highway when he was approached by a gun-wielding man around 3 p.m., according to an arrest report from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Lewis said he immediately grabbed the suspect’s revolver and pulled out a .38-caliber handgun from his own pocket.
The two men wrestled for several minutes and fired shots at each other. Despite battling someone half his age, Lewis got the best of it. A man identified by the sheriff’s office as Lennard Patrick Jervis, a Miramar resident, was shot six times by Lewis, including four times in the chest. Lewis’ left arm was grazed by a bullet, but he was otherwise unscathed.”
” An armored truck turned over and out spilled bags of money along the highway, which was a sight that quickly drew a crowd of people scrambling to the site of the bags of cash. If you happened to be driving down the highway at the time on Route 10 in Rhode Island, the clear plastic bags and the white canvas duffle bags stuffed with money would have definitely caught your eye. The crowd scrambling around the money was also an eye-catcher!
According to MSN News on Aug. 31, the driver of the Garda armored truck lost control going southbound on Route 10 Saturday afternoon. The truck swerved and left the highway then flipped on its side when hitting the grass area along the side of Route 10.
The New York Post reports today that a little after 2 p.m. on Saturday, bags of money flew onto the highway in Cranston. “There were bags of it all over the place,” said Deputy Fire Chief Paul Valetta. He also added, “There were quite a few people here.” “
” Australia will help deliver weapons to Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq in an attempt to counter the threat posed by Islamic State militants, while participating in further humanitarian air drops.
Tony Abbott said the US government had requested that Australia help to transport stores of military equipment, including arms and munitions, as part of a multinational effort.
“Royal Australian Air Force C-130 Hercules and C-17 Globemaster aircraft will join aircraft from other nations including Canada, Italy, France, the United Kingdom and the United States to conduct this important task,” the prime minister said in a statement on Sunday.
“Australia’s contribution will continue to be coordinated with the government of Iraq and regional countries.”
The Labor opposition signaled its support for the decision, saying the Kurdish Peshmerga fighters were the only effective barrier to Isis slaughtering civilian populations while advancing through northern Iraq.”
” The whole of the Bill [of Rights] is a declaration of the right of the people at large or considered as individuals… It establishes some rights of the individual as unalienable and which consequently, no majority has a right to deprive them of.”
” Freedom is not something that can be given. Freedom is something people take, and people are as free as they want to be.”
” Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked than it is loved by the good.”
” The Yorkshire town where 1,400 girls have been sexually abused by Asian men is a byword for depravity – all because people wouldn’t rock the multicultural boat
Let’s start with a riddle. If South Yorkshire Police can mount a raid on Sir Cliff Richard’s home in pursuit of evidence linked to a single allegation of child sex abuse 30 years ago, why were South Yorkshire Police incapable of pursuing multiple allegations against multiple men who raped 1,400 children over 16 years?
One thousand four hundred. Consider the weight of that number, feel its tragic heft. Picture 50 junior-school classes of little girls in Rotherham, once a respectable northern town, now a byword for depravity. We have seen child-grooming cases before, but the disgusting stories revealed in the report by Professor Alexis Jay amount to evidence of abuse on an industrial scale. “