Monday, March 7, 2016

For Sale Soon, an Anti-Drone Bazooka

War is Boring ^ | March 7, 2016 | David Axe 

Drones got you down? British company is offering a new way to ensnare and bring down robotics planes operating illegally in your airspace — the SkyWall 100, a net-firing bazooka.
“The proliferation of cheap and easy to fly drones has triggered a rise in the number of incidents where the safety and security of individuals and facilities has been compromised,” OpenWorks Engineering explains. “They have infiltrated the security of heads of state, delivered contraband into prisons and photographed private film sets and celebrity’s property.
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Record 61 million immigrants in U.S., 15.7 million illegally

Washington Examiner ^ | 3/7/16 | Paul Bedard 

There are a record 61 million immigrants and their American-born children in the United States, including an estimated 15.7 million illegally here, according to a new analysis of 2015 U.S. Census data.

The estimated number of undocumented immigrants is one of the highest ever.

The analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies found that 45.3 million, or three-fourths of the 61 million, are legal immigrants and their children. The report out Monday notes that the so-called "Gang of Eight" immigration bill supported by GOP presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio would have doubled that number of legal immigrants.
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Trump or Cruz? Republicans face tough choices as primary race churns forward


Republicans desperate to stop Donald Trump from capturing the party's presidential nomination are wrestling with whether to unite behind Ted Cruz, a polarizing figure popular with the conservative Tea Party movement.
Cruz, 45, a U.S. senator from Texas, won nominating contests in Kansas and Maine on Saturday, bolstering his argument that he is the leading alternative to Trump, 69, the blunt-spoken billionaire businessman.
Mainstream Republicans are unhappy with Trump's calls to build a wall on the border with Mexico, deport 11 million illegal immigrants and temporarily bar all Muslims from entering the United States.
Many establishment Republicans are reluctant, however, to rally behind Cruz, whom they see as too conservative for the general electorate in the Nov. 8 election to succeed Democratic President Barack Obama.
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Judge Jeanine: Mitt Romney Woke the Sleeping Giant

YouTube ^ | 03/06/2016 | Jeanine Pirro 

Hit the link to see Judge Jeanine Pirro explain to the GOP party establishment why Donald Trump is kicking their backsides and not bothering to take the names.

Judge Jeanine Pirro on YouTube: Mitt Romney Woke the Sleeping Giant

I post on very rare occasions, but this was worth breaking silence. A shout out to Karl Denninger at the Market-Ticker blog for calling our attention to this content.

Hillary Paid a Salary by Campaign

Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 6 Mar 2016 | John Semmens 

Federal campaign finance records reveal that presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has been drawing a salary from campaign funds. To-date, the amounts paid have exceeded $250,000 since April of 2015.
Campaign manager Robbie Mook defended the payments as "a bargain. Normally, Hillary would receive $250,000 for a single speech. That the campaign has gotten hundreds of speeches from the candidate for the price of one has to be the greatest return on contributors' investment ever seen from a candidate."
"Campaigning is hard work," Mook continued. "She's put in more hours on it than she ever did as Secretary of State. Surely, she merits the pittance she has been compensated thus far."
In related news, the Federal Election Commission has charged Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign with violating campaign finance laws. In a letter sent to the candidate the FEC cited over 3,000 "excessive, prohibited and impermissible contributions." FRC Chairman Matthew Petersen dismissed contentions that others, including current President Barack Obama and rival Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton engaged in similar violations, labeling it "irrelevant. Two wrongs don't make a right. We've got to draw a line somewhere, sometime. We're drawing it here and now."

What sexual promiscuity does to your health, mind and soul

 by DonJohnson20

The capacity to love, to form close and lastingly intimate connections or attachments with others, is one of the fundamental pillars of mental health.
Sexual promiscuity is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as many transient, casual, or indiscriminate sexual relationships. The word “indiscriminate,” in turn, is defined as “done at random or without careful judgment”.
Sexual promiscuity, therefore, is sexual behavior without love, attachment, or lasting intimacy. So it should not surprise us that sexual promiscuity, in addition to the health risks, is damaging to our mental and spiritual wellbeing.
But no one talks about it.
Instead, in our culture today, being a sexual libertine is celebrated and “celebrities” like Miley Cyrus parade their sluttiness as a peculiar form of accomplishment. As C. S. Lewis presciently observed, “Sexual intercourse is rapidly becoming the one thing venerated in a world without veneration.”

Dems Fret About Trump's Appeal ^ | 03/07/16 

Democrats on Capitol Hill are starting to get worried about Donald Trump.

Once convinced that a Trump nomination would be a godsend for their party, some are now warning that a general election fight against the billionaire tycoon will be anything but a cakewalk.
Trump's unorthodox message and populist appeal, the Democrats warn, could erode their hold on working-class support and jeopardize their chances in a year when voter disenchantment with Washington is being felt nationwide.
"I've been saying for months that we should never take Trump lightly and that I do think he has appeal, to independents and blue-collar Democrats especially," said Rep. John Larson (D-Conn.), former head of the House Democratic Caucus. "He is stoking the fears. … He comes along and says, 'I'm a deal maker, I'm about getting the deal done.' And they're so fed up of seeing nothing getting done and want to see him [act] on the issues that strike to the core of their feelings."
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Hillary will find it harder to crush Donald Trump than she thinks

Telegraph ^ | March 5, 2016 | Simon Heffner in New York

In America last week I sought to work out who hates Donald Trump more: Democrats or Republicans. The answer, I soon realised, was Republicans; his own party is in a seething panic about what appears to be the probability of his becoming their presidential candidate.
A group of them, whose spokesman is a failed presidential candidate from the last two elections, Mitt Romney, are trying to rally support and raise money to stop him. The problem is that they don't have a plan, and they fail to see what their party is now really like. They also fail to see what an unhappy, troubled, angry country America now is, and how Americans feel their mainstream politicians have not responded to their fears.
By March 15 there will have been eight more Republican primaries, and Trump leads in the polls in almost all of them - including Florida, where he is 20 points ahead of Marco Rubio, whose home state it is. In 10 days, any doubt about Mr Trump's candidacy could well be eliminated, as he stays on course to secure the 1,237 delegates he needs to be nominated....
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