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NATO: The Dangerous Dinosaur by Ted Carpenter

via James Bovard by Jim on Sat, 18 Jan 2020 22:19:56 GMT

If you’re seeking to understand how NATO became a peril to keeping America at peace, check out an excellent new book by my friend Ted Carpenter, NATO: The Dangerous Dinosaur. NATO did superb work thwarting Soviet aggression in Europe. But NATO had no purpose after the Soviet Union dissolved. Unfortunately, NATO responded by continually expanding, […]

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Bezos Blog Continues Battlespace Info Prep

via Western Rifle Shooters Association by Concerned American on Sat, 18 Jan 2020 21:04:12 GMT
WaPo: Richmond Braces For Enormous Gun Rights Rally WaPo Editorial Board: Attacks on Virginia’s gun safety efforts are irresponsible overreactions Know that GoodThinkers across the country and around the world are getting their minds right by absorbing their masters’ narrative … Continue reading

Bask In The Glory Of This 336 LED Digit Display

via Hackaday by Tom Nardi on Sat, 18 Jan 2020 21:00:55 GMT

[Chris Combs] recently took the wraps off of an incredible art piece that he calls Road Ahead which uses 336 seven segment LED digits to create an absolutely gorgeous display. With a piece of smoked acrylic to slightly diffuse the orange glow of the LEDs, the end result has a …read more

Breathtaking C64C Case Faithfully Recreates Original in Wood

via Hackaday by Dan Maloney on Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:00:00 GMT

Most computer case modders take certain liberties with their builds, to express their creativity and push the state of the art. Some, however, seek to recreate the original in as detailed a way as possible while still being unique. This faithful reproduction of a Commodore 64C in wood is a …read more

Bullet-proofing Your Car With An Affordable Composite Armor

via Hackaday by Sharon Lin on Sat, 18 Jan 2020 15:00:00 GMT

Remember those actions movies like The Fast and the Furious where cars are constantly getting smashed by fast flying bullets? What would it have taken to protect the vehicles from AK-47s? In [PrepTech]’s three-part DIY composite vehicle armor tutorial, he shows how he was able to make his own bulletproof …read more

How to Grow (Almost) Anything

via Hackaday by Sharon Lin on Sat, 18 Jan 2020 12:00:00 GMT

An off-shoot of the infamous “How to Make (Almost) Anything” course at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “How to Grow (Almost) Anything” tackles the core concepts behind designing with biology – prototyping biomolecules, engineering biological computers, and 3D printing biomaterials. The material touches elements of synthetic biology, ethics of biotechnology, …read more

Alexa Controls This Savage Pumpkin

via Hackaday by Lewin Day on Sat, 18 Jan 2020 09:00:00 GMT

Traditionally, pumpkins are carved during the holiday of Halloween to represent malicious and frightening beasts. Flying in the face of this is [minihannah]’s carving of Adam Savage, which she’s calling a hero pumpkin. It’s a fun twist on the custom, and of course, it’s packing WiFi too.

The build starts …read more

Virginia Gun Sales Soar As Dems Consider Draconian Assault Weapons Ban

via The Burning Platform by Administrator on Sat, 18 Jan 2020 20:41:48 GMT
Via ZeroHedge Ever since Virginia’s Democrats retook the state assembly and Senate in November, Democratic Gov. Ralph “blackface” Northam and the legislature have been gearing up to pass a draconian gun control bill. Unsurprisingly, many Virginians feel strongly about preserving their second amendment rights, and the state has traditionally enforced a more permissive stance toward … Continue reading "Virginia Gun Sales Soar As Dems Consider Draconian “Assault Weapons” Ban"

GOA Sitrep 18JAN 1521EST

via Western Rifle Shooters Association by Concerned American on Sat, 18 Jan 2020 20:41:18 GMT
VA Supreme Court Punts, Still Keeps Gun Owners Disarmed at Lobby Day


via The Burning Platform by T4C on Sat, 18 Jan 2020 20:33:41 GMT
Comments by me will be in pink (cuz I’m a girl) italics. ‘You go girl’ Amanda Chase will be speaking at the rally.  On the Senate floor with a gun on her hip, Republican says packing heat can deter violence On January 15, 2019, Chase openly carried a .38 caliber firearm in a custom holster while … Continue reading "DDAY IN RVA: T-MINUS 2 DAYS"

Feds Seizing High-End Night-Vision Tubes

via The Burning Platform by Administrator on Sat, 18 Jan 2020 20:31:39 GMT
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Choose wisely

via Vox Popoli on Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:44:00 GMT
The former His Royal Highness didn't:
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will no longer use HRH titles, will REPAY £2.4million of public cash spent on their Frogmore Cottage home and receive no more public cash.
Notice how behavioral patterns trumped situational status here.

Fake Investigations – Designed To Fool You

via The Burning Platform by Administrator on Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:52:23 GMT
Guest Post by Bryce Buchanan Many government officials with long entrenched power are unwilling to give up any of that power.  In their minds, they have a right to control our lives as they see fit, with complete indifference to our wishes.  To avoid rebellion, they need to hide this fact as much as possible.  … Continue reading "Fake Investigations – Designed To Fool You"


via The Burning Platform by Administrator on Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:52:10 GMT

Richmond: The Z Axis

via Western Rifle Shooters Association by Concerned American on Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:45:08 GMT
Via Gab. Link from screenshot above See also: CBS11DFW: FBI Behind Mysterious Surveillance Aircraft Over US Cities

This Philosopher Dreams of Writing Low-Budget Sci-Fi

via Wired by Geek's Guide to the Galaxy on Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:07:00 GMT
Philosophy professor Peter Boghossian would much rather be working on screenplays. 

Where everybody knows your face

via Vox Popoli on Sat, 18 Jan 2020 17:00:00 GMT
I've seen this facial recognition software in action. It's both creepy and impressive.
Until recently, Hoan Ton-That’s greatest hits included an obscure iPhone game and an app that let people put Donald Trump’s distinctive yellow hair on their own photos.

Then Mr. Ton-That — an Australian techie and onetime model — did something momentous: He invented a tool that could end your ability to walk down the street anonymously, and provided it to hundreds of law enforcement agencies, ranging from local cops in Florida to the F.B.I. and the Department of Homeland Security.

His tiny company, Clearview AI, devised a groundbreaking facial recognition app. You take a picture of a person, upload it and get to see public photos of that person, along with links to where those photos appeared. The system — whose backbone is a database of more than three billion images that Clearview claims to have scraped from Facebook, YouTube, Venmo and millions of other websites — goes far beyond anything ever constructed by the United States government or Silicon Valley giants.
Being publicly recognizable is not really a concern to someone like me, since I was never given a choice about going public on the Internet or not. But it is a massive problem for the average individual, even those who have been careful to avoid social media. Sooner, rather than later, nations and their lawmakers are going to have to decide whether to embrace or reject the use of identification technology. I assume that most of them are going to embrace it, although the governments that come after the complete collapse of the neo-liberal world order may not.

Episode 791 Scott Adams Excerpt: I Will Rewire Your Brains to Relieve Anxiety

via Scott Adams' Blog by Scott Adams on Sat, 18 Jan 2020 17:19:31 GMT
My new book LOSERTHINK, available now on Amazon https://tinyurl.com/rqmjc2a Content: Rewiring your brain to relieve anxiety If you would like my channel to have a wider audience and higher production quality, please donate via my startup (Whenhub.com) at this link:  I use donations to pay for the daily conversions of the original Periscope videos into […]

Doug Casey: Tensions With Iran Can’t End Well

via The Burning Platform by Administrator on Sat, 18 Jan 2020 17:15:44 GMT
Via Casey Research Chris’ note: Today, we have a brand-new Conversations With Casey for you. As you know, the US killed Iran’s top general, Qassem Soleimani, on the orders of President Trump earlier this month. And now, many people are wondering what’s next. I wanted to get our founder Doug Casey’s thoughts on this major … Continue reading "Doug Casey: Tensions With Iran Can’t End Well"

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