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  • Alexa will make your car smarter -- and vice versa

    01/09/2017 12:44:49 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies ^ | Mona Lalwani
    At CES, both Ford and Volkswagen announced that their cars would integrate Alexa for weather updates, navigation and more. According to CJ Frost, principal architect solutions and automotive lead at Amazon, the car industry is moving into a mobility space. The idea isn't restricted to the ride anymore; it encompasses a journey that starts before you even get in the car. With the right skills built into the voice service, you can start a conversation with Alexa about the state of your car (is there enough fuel, is it locked, etc.) before you leave the house. It can also pull...
  • The Psychological Quirk That Explains Why You Love Donald Trump ("You Are Stupid"- Hurl Alert)

    05/25/2016 6:11:34 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | 5-25-2016 | David Dunning
    To sum it up, the knowledge and intelligence that are required to be good at a task are often the same qualities needed to recognize that one is not good at that task—and if one lacks such knowledge and intelligence, one remains ignorant that one is not good at that task. This includes political judgment.But as a psychologist who has studied human behavior—including voter behavior—for decades, I think there is something deeper going on. The problem isn’t that voters are too uninformed. It is that they don’t know just how uninformed they are.
  • ‘President Hillary Clinton?’ She Wants Progress on Immigration and to Drink With G.O.P.

    07/04/2016 8:00:19 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 51 replies
    NewYork Times ^ | Patrick Healy
    Should she win the presidency, Hillary Clinton would quickly try to find common ground with Republicans on an immigration overhaul and infrastructure spending, risking the wrath of liberals who would like nothing more than to twist the knife in a wounded opposition party. In her first 100 days, she would also tap women to make up half of her cabinet in hopes of bringing a new tone and collaborative sensibility to Washington, while also looking past Wall Street to places like Silicon Valley for talent — perhaps wooing Sheryl Sandberg from Facebook, and maybe asking Tim Cook from Apple to...
  • Romney: My Family Wants Me to Jump In the Race (Because they hate America and want Hillary to win)

    07/04/2016 5:43:37 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 93 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | 7/1/2016 | Staff
    Last year, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney was serious about making one last bid for the White House. Only after realizing that Jeb Bush had already secured pledges from most of the top Republican donors did he decide to sit out the 2016 election. Of course, as it turned out, Bush – even with a reported $100 million war chest – could barely make a blip on the electoral radar. In the year of Donald Trump, the former Florida governor was just another victim. Since then, Romney has become one of Trump’s biggest and most outspoken detractors. When the primary...
  • Donald Trump used money donated for charity to buy himself a Tim Tebow-signed football helmet

    07/01/2016 11:33:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 88 replies ^ | 7/1/2016 | David A. Fahrenthold
    Did Donald Trump violate IRS rules, by using a charity's money to buy himself a signed football helmet? Four years ago, at a charity fundraiser in Palm Beach, Donald Trump got into a bidding war at the evening's live auction. The items up for sale: A Denver Broncos helmet, autographed by then-star quarterback Tim Tebow, and a Tebow jersey. Trump won, eventually, with a bid of $12,000. Afterward, he posed with the helmet. His purchase made gossip-column news: a flourish of generosity, by a mogul with money to burn. "The Donald giveth, and The Donald payeth," wrote the Palm Beach...
  • Donald Trump vs. CNN: Score One for Donald

    06/30/2016 10:38:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | June 30, 2016 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- I see that CNN is calling upon the good offices of Mr. Potato Head to refute Donald Trump's evisceration of Hillary Clinton in his speech last Wednesday. Mr. Potato Head is very indignant that Peter Schweizer has written a book, "Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich," demonstrating that a pattern of corruption exists in the relationship between The Clinton Foundation and the Clinton State Department. He says that pattern of corruption does not establish the Clintons' guilt. Well, an author can only do so much....
  • On Trade, Trump Is an Encyclopedia of Error (Enormous Barf Alert!!!)

    06/30/2016 8:53:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies ^ | June 30, 2016 | Steve Chapman
    Donald Trump is not a professor, but for years he will be yielding insights to every student of economics. His Tuesday address on trade did a masterful job of combining antiquated fallacies with misinformation and ignorance to create an encyclopedia of error. Instructors have never had so much free help constructing their lesson plans. The vision Trump conjures is one of alluring simplicity. He promises to achieve "economic independence" by abandoning globalization, instead using American workers to produce American goods. This change, he said, would "create massive numbers of jobs" and "make America wealthy again." It's a scam, skillfully pitched...
  • Trump promised millions to charity. We found less than $10,000 over 7 years. (Smell the desperation)

    06/28/2016 5:55:33 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | June 28, 2016 | David A. Fahrenthold
    In May, under pressure from the news media, Donald Trump made good on a pledge he made four months earlier: He gave $1 million to a nonprofit group helping veterans’ families. Before that, however, when was the last time that Trump gave any of his own money to a charity? If Trump stands by his promises, such donations should be occurring all the time. In the past 15 years, Trump has promised to donate earnings from a wide variety of his money-making enterprises: “The Apprentice.” Trump Vodka. Trump University. A book. Another book. If he honored all those pledges, Trump’s...
  • CNN Host Tries Desperately to Get Corey Lewandowski to Trash Donald Trump – FAILS (VIDEO)

    06/26/2016 7:05:03 AM PDT · by blueyon · 51 replies
    the gateway pundt ^ | 6/25/16 | Jim Hoft
    "CNN Host Tries Desperately to Get Corey Lewandowski to Trash Donald Trump – FAILS (VIDEO)" ormer Donald Trump Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski made his first appearance on CNN on Friday as its latest paid contributor. CNN host Erin Burnett tried her hardest to get Corey to trash his former employer and the Trump family. Corey refused saying it was an “honor” to work for Mr. Trump as his campaign manager for the past year. At the end of the interview Corey defended Donald Trump for saying Hillary’s home server was likely breached by foreign hackers. Burnett kept saying that there...
  • 'This Is Not My Party': George Will Goes from GOP to Unaffiliated

    06/26/2016 8:27:59 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 139 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 24, 2016 | NICHOLAS BALLASY
    WASHINGTON – Conservative columnist George Will told PJM he has officially left the Republican Party and urged conservatives not to support presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump even if it leads to a Democratic victory in the 2016 presidential election.
  • CNN’s Clinton Cash ‘Fact-Check’ Ends in Embarrassment for Cristina Alesci and Laurie Frankel

    06/23/2016 11:19:15 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 23,2016
    Those questions apparently did not occur to Cristina Alesci and Laurie Frankel. Also, in addition to the $145 million being funneled to the Clinton Foundation before the CFIUS approval, why was a Kremlin-backed bank bankrolling a $500,000 speech in Moscow for Bill Clinton while his wife led the Russian reset? As even the progressive New Yorker magazine put it, “But there is a bigger question: Why was Bill Clinton taking any money from a bank linked to the Kremlin while his wife was Secretary of State?” Shockingly, CNN Money fact-checkers Alesci and Frankel make no mention of the Kremlin-backed $500,000...
  • Limbaugh Rips CNN’s Gergen, ‘Clinton Cash’ Critics for Calling Book ‘Discredited’

    06/23/2016 8:30:22 AM PDT · by detective · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Jun 2016
    Wednesday on his radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh questioned CNN’s David Gergen for his assertion that Breitbart editor at large Peter Schweizer’s book “Clinton Cash” had been discredited following a speech in which presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump had widely cited the book. Limbaugh pointed out that other major media outlets had used it in their reporting and that it was possible Gergen was making the assumption that it had been discredited without actually having any evidence to back it up.
  • CNN’s David Gergen Embarrasses Himself: Falsely Claims Clinton Cash ‘Discredited’

    06/22/2016 12:07:06 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 22,2016 | Matthew Boyle
    “I was really surprised he leaned as heavily as he did upon the Schweizer book, Clinton Cash—that book has been basically discredited,” Gergen said. “Other news organizations have looked at it and said he has no evidence, he has no evidence that shows money given by donors to the Clinton Foundation then resulted in actions by the State Department that favored those donors.” Gergen also claimed later on CNN that the speech was “slanderous” and again claimed that the book has been “widely discredited.” Gergen’s claim couldn’t be further from the truth and proves he clearly has not read the...
  • Hillary Clinton Gambles in Choosing Small Events Over Huge Rallies

    06/18/2016 5:49:53 AM PDT · by euram · 69 replies
    NBC ^ | May 17, 2016 | Monica Alba
    Over the last year, in at least a dozen states, Clinton has dedicated hours and hours to events so small that members of the media often match or outnumber the attendees. In a primary election where Sanders and Trump continually draw thousands, Clinton has only matched her largest crowd - the campaign's Roosevelt Island launch rally crowd of 5,000 - once. Though she continues to call out Trump during her rallies - where the capacity rarely exceeds 1,500 - Clinton has notably spent more time engaging voters in intimate, issue-oriented exchanges.
  • Donald Trump Described Female Apprentice Contestants by Their Breast Size

    06/17/2016 2:14:19 PM PDT · by rktman · 120 replies ^ | 6/17/2016 | Claire Landsbaum
    In a quest to uncover the real Trump, Slate's Seth Stevenson interviewed several former Apprentice crew members about their onetime boss. One crew member told Stevenson about the time Trump hit on his 28-year-old then-girlfriend, who was a production assistant on the show: "He made a comment about her, knowing that he was mic'd and that we'd all hear it. He said, 'Who's that hot little girl running around?'" He went on, "He was always very open about describing women by their breast size."
  • After Orlando, Republican Party Unity Behind Trump Grows More Elusive

    06/14/2016 7:11:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 110 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 14, 2016 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    House Speaker Paul Ryan told a room of Republican donors and elites in Park City, Utah last weekend that he endorsed Donald Trump to keep the Republican Party together. That explanation implied that if the highest ranking Republican didn't support the top of the ticket and went against the legitimate winner of the primary electoral process that the Republican Party would limp forward as a divided party with no chance of electoral success. The Speaker suggested that he put party above personal preference for the sake of unity. Just days later, party unity appears even more fragile. Since wrapping up...
  • Trump's Latest Conspiracy Theory: Obama Somehow Involved in Orlando Massacre

    06/13/2016 9:13:20 PM PDT · by Mariner · 90 replies
    Esquire ^ | June 13th, 2016 | By Michael Sebastian
    Donald Trump, the most prominent Republican right now, suggested on national TV on Monday that President Obama is possibly complicit in Sunday's horrific terror attack in Orlando. And maybe, Trump hinted, the president is even somehow involved. On Fox & Friends, the presumptive GOP presidential candidate said, "He doesn't get it or he gets it better than anybody understands—it's one or the other and either one is unacceptable." "Look," he continued, "we're led by a man that either is not tough, not smart, or he's got something else in mind. And the something else in mind—you know, people can't believe...
  • Trump's 'Pocahontas' attack leaves fellow Republicans squirming (again)

    06/10/2016 9:05:35 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 173 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 10, 2016 | Matea Gold, Karoun Demirjian and Mike DeBonis
    The furor over Trump’s assaults on the impartiality of a Latino judge had just begun to subside when he lobbed two tweets Friday morning responding to Warren, who had lambasted him as a "thin-skinned, racist bully" in a speech the previous evening. "Pocahontas is at it again!" Trump wrote in one. "Goofy Elizabeth Warren, one of the least productive U.S. Senators, has a nasty mouth." [Snip] The response to the Pocahontas remarks have been mixed and in many cases muted - a sign of how jittery GOP leaders are still trying to find their comfort level with his rhetoric. [Snip]...
  • ABC Censors Trump Tweet Critical Of Hillary’s Deleted Emails [VIDEO]

    06/10/2016 5:02:18 AM PDT · by orchestra · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/10/2016 | Steve Guest
    ABC reporter Tom Llamas selectively reported on Donald Trump’s response to Hillary Clinton’s tweet calling on him to “delete” his Twitter account, shielding ABC’s audience from hearing about Clinton’s deleted emails.
  • The Bernie Bros are out in full force harassing female reporters

    06/09/2016 4:05:23 PM PDT · by orchestra · 29 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 6/07/2016 | Callum Borchers
    If there is a trophy for bad behavior, Bernie Sanders's supporters appear hellbent on taking it from Donald Trump's. The latest ugly episode involves threatening phone calls to New York Times reporter Amy Chozick and at least one harassing, profanity-laced message directed at NPR's Tamara Keith on Tuesday.
  • Inside the bitter last days of Bernie's revolution

    06/08/2016 1:44:57 AM PDT · by Enchante · 69 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/07/16 | By EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE and GABRIEL DEBENEDETTI
    There’s no strategist pulling the strings, and no collection of burn-it-all-down aides egging him on. At the heart of the rage against Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party, the campaign aides closest to him say, is Bernie Sanders. It was the Vermont senator who personally rewrote his campaign manager’s shorter statement after the chaos at the Nevada state party convention and blamed the political establishment for inciting the violence. He was the one who made the choice to go after Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz after his wife read him a transcript of her blasting him on television....
  • Ryan, Clinton slam Trump over racial criticism of judge

    06/07/2016 7:45:36 AM PDT · by Truth29 · 109 replies
    CNN ^ | June 4, 2016 | David Wright, Dan Merica and Jim Acosta
    House Speaker Paul Ryan and Hillary Clinton on Friday condemned Donald Trump's racially tinged attacks on a judge overseeing a lawsuit against Trump University. Look, the comment about the judge, just was out of left field for my mind," Ryan said on WISN in Milwaukee. "It's reasoning I don't relate to, I completely disagree with the thinking behind that." And then Ryan issued a warning to Trump that he will speak out when he feels he needs to. "So he clearly says and does things I don't agree with and I've had to speak up on time to time when...
  • Clinton attacks on Trump fire up supporters

    06/05/2016 2:49:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Winona Daily News ^ | June 4, 2016 | Catherine Lucey, the Associated Press
    OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Hillary Clinton’s savage takedown of Donald Trump in her recent foreign policy speech has her supporters fired up. As the likely Democratic nominee toured California Saturday, crowds burst into applause at the mere mention of Thursday’s speech, in which Clinton cast Trump as dangerously unqualified to be president. Supporters say they feel more confident and excited in the wake of the address — which could benefit Clinton, who has struggled to inspire enthusiasm throughout the drawn-out primary contest. “I loved it. I was waiting for that,” said Leslie Milke, 56, of Woodland Hills, a professor at...
  • Andrea Mitchell: Trump Supporter Got Egged Because Of Trump's "Egging On" At Rallies

    06/05/2016 2:08:47 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 156 replies ^ | June 5, 2016 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” MSNBC anchor, and commentator Andrea Mitchell said, the “awful egging of the Trump supporter in San Jose” can not be separated “from the egging on” Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump does at his rallies.
  • Donald Trump rips Chris Cuomo from CNN for lying about NAFTA to protect Hillary Clinton

    06/04/2016 11:22:16 AM PDT · by GilGil · 26 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/9/2016 | Chris Cuomo/Trump on CNN
    This video shows how CNN also known as Clinton News Network and their hosts will blatantly lie to the American public in order to protect Hillary Clinton. Videos courtesy of CNN and government archives.
  • Stop Bugging Hillary Clinton About Giving a Press Conference (Lefty Biased Press covers for Hillary)

    06/02/2016 7:55:21 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 35 replies ^ | June 2, 2016 12:21 a.m. | Claire Landsbaum
    Hillary Clinton hasn't held a press conference in 180 days. That fact hasn't been lost on reporters who cover her, nor has it escaped the notice of her Republican opponent. "I am getting great credit for my press conference today," Trump tweeted, referring to the Trump Tower fiasco on Tuesday in which he scolded reporters for doing their jobs. "Crooked Hillary should be admonished for not having a press conference in 179 days." Likewise, political reporters have hinted that they'd really, really like Clinton to hold a press conference of her own, if only to counterbalance Trump's. But Clinton, who's...
  • Keith Olbersturmfuhrermann: Waaaah!!! The Media Is Going Too Easy On Trump!

    06/02/2016 8:14:10 AM PDT · by kiryandil · 36 replies
    The Internet | June 1, 2016 | Keith Olbermann
    Keith Olbermann: Donald Trump is winning because the media has failed the American people Salon - WEDNESDAY, JUN 1, 2016 10:24 AM EDT Goes Too Easy on Donald Trump (Guest Column) The Hollywood Reporter - June 1, 2016 Olbermann chides the press for giving Trump a pass Poynter - June 1, 2016 Olbermann: Media going easy on Trump Townhall - june 1, 2016
  • Donald Trump adviser: You couldn't get the truth out of Hillary Clinton if you waterboarded her

    06/03/2016 9:14:31 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 20 replies
    realclearpolitics ^ | June 3, 2016 | Tim Hains
    Barry Bennet, a senior adviser to the Trump campaign makes a joke at Hillary Clinton's expense. SEE:
  • Donald Trump wants to disqualify a judge purely because of his ethnicity [New "racist!" meme]

    06/02/2016 6:47:09 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    vox ^ | 6/2/16 | Dara Lind
    After months of underhanded attacks on Judge Gonzalo Curiel, the federal judge presiding over two class-action suits against Trump University, Donald Trump finally came out and said it: people with "Mexican heritage" can't be trusted to put American values first. Here's what he told the Wall Street Journal on Thursday: Mr. Trump said U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel had "an absolute conflict" in presiding over the litigation given that he was "of Mexican heritage" and a member of a Latino lawyers’ association. Mr. Trump said the background of the judge, who was born in Indiana to Mexican immigrants, was relevant...
  • This was my scalp, they are cowards, I will keep hitting lefty "journalists" hard.

    06/03/2016 10:13:47 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 20 replies ^ | 9:40 AM - 3 Jun 2016 | Mike Cernovich
    It's OK to spit on a woman and throw eggs on her, according to @PaulCicala. Who does this asshole work for?— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) June 3, 2016 .@PaulCicala Add him to the list of journalists who say women who are beaten up "asked for it." Then we will start contacting advertisers.— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) June 3, 2016 Oh.— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) June 3, 2016 This was my scalp, they are cowards, I will keep hitting "journalists" hard.— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) June 3, 2016
  • Donald Trump tweeted out 9 graphs proving that Obama failed. We fact-checked them. (WP)

    06/03/2016 11:24:22 AM PDT · by Innovative · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 3, 2016 | Philip Bump
    We have generally learned that there's not much utility in fact-checking every tweet that springs to life from the imagination of Donald Trump or which receives his blessing via retweet. Tweets containing factual errors are not as plentiful as those containing exclamation points or disparagement, but they aren't exactly rare. But on Thursday evening, Trump retweeted this one, and we -- well, I -- couldn't let it stand.
  • Donald Trump Could Threaten U.S. Rule of Law, Scholars Say (New York Slimes Alert)

    06/03/2016 1:04:12 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 50 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | June 3, 2016 | ADAM LIPTAK
    WASHINGTON — Donald J. Trump’s blustery attacks on the press, complaints about the judicial system and bold claims of presidential power collectively sketch out a constitutional worldview that shows contempt for the First Amendment, the separation of powers and the rule of law, legal experts across the political spectrum say. Even as much of the Republican political establishment lines up behind its presumptive nominee, many conservative and libertarian legal scholars warn that electing Mr. Trump is a recipe for a constitutional crisis. “Who knows what Donald Trump with a pen and phone would do?” asked Ilya Shapiro, a lawyer with...
  • SpaceX releases first interior photos of its astronaut-carrying spacecraft

    09/11/2015 10:24:42 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 50 replies ^ | September 10, 2015 06:04 pm | By Loren Grush
    SpaceX's new Crew Dragon capsule may be reserved for astronauts traveling to and from the International Space Station — but now you can take a virtual tour of the vehicle's insides. The company just released interior photos of the spacecraft, as well as a video showing closeups of its control panels and crew seats. The images offer our first glimpse at what the finished Crew Dragon will look like. The photos show an interior that is sleek and smooth, with mostly black and white hardware. It gives off the vibe of a luxury sports car (which makes sense, given CEO...
  • Hal Lindsey Report - 3/7/14

    03/14/2014 4:18:10 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 2 replies
    The Hal Lindsey Report ^ | 3/7/14 | Hal Lindsey
    Hal Lindsey does a real good job of framing Russia's incursion into Ukraine and talks about Putin and his ambitions. Also, the weak U.S. response by Obama (Community Organizing didn't prepare Obama to deal with the likes of Putin).
  • The Tejas fighter's role in war

    12/29/2013 11:42:22 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    Business Standard ^ | December 28, 2013 | Ajai Shukla
    On December 20, the Tejas light combat aircraft (LCA) obtained Initial Operational Clearance (IOC), entering the Indian Air Force (IAF) fleet where regular air force pilots will fly it. After 28 years of development, the Tejas is on course to obtain its Final Operational Clearance (FOC) by end-2014, clearing it for full combat. Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) is building forty Tejas fighters for two IAF squadrons. Questions are rightly raised about what combat role the Tejas could play, given that its specifications were framed decades ago. Sceptics argue that a fighter so light, with such a short operating range, would...
  • The Hal Lindsey Report 10/11/13

    10/16/2013 6:19:48 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 18 replies
    The Hal Lindsey Report ^ | October 11, 2013 | Hal Lindsey
    Hal Lindsey does a real good job of summarizing the Obama Administration scandals and spends a good deal of time on the IRS scandal. Apparently, his organization has been under audit for over 2 years and they are OK so far. Make sure you listen until the end as he has some interesting comments on the definition of what constitutes a church and its minister in the IRS eyes.
  • The PC Peril (Political Correctness and the Church)

    08/07/2013 8:10:05 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 3 replies
    Hal Lindsey Report (Video) ^ | August 2, 2013 | Hal Lindsey
    No matter how you feel about Hal Lindsey, he did a good job in the first 15 minutes of video on the threat of political correctness vs. the Christian Church. How government can use it against the Church and how damaging political correctness can be when it is allowed in the Church.
  • Does the Flag Still Wave?

    07/23/2012 5:09:52 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 9 replies
    Hal Lindsey Report ^ | 7/20/2012 | Hal Lindsey
    Does our flag still wave?
  • India's first indigenous jet was left to die young

    06/17/2011 7:11:21 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    The Deccan Herald, India ^ | June 17,2011 | Chethan Kumar
    India's first indigenous jet was left to die young Chethan Kumar, Bangalore, June 17, DHNS:: This day, 50 years ago, was a red letter day for the Indian Air Force’s indigenisation programme when the country’s first fighter plane – Hindustan Fighter-24, aka, Marut – took to the air for the first time. Today, 50 years later, the IAF has no indigenously built aircraft of any worth. The enthusiam that was associated particularly with Marut died a natural death because of a combination of two factors: import pressures in general and under-powered engines for the aircraft. Retired IAF officers told Deccan Herald...
  • In Siachen, Dhruv proves a world-beater (Indian helicoter)

    03/06/2011 8:09:11 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    Business Standard, India ^ | March 7, 2011, | Ajai Shukla
    In Siachen, Dhruv proves a world-beater Ajai Shukla / Bangalore March 7, 2011, 0:48 IST It was a brutal test of helicopter and pilot. As the Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) shuddered towards the icy helipad on a 21,000-foot ledge overlooking the Siachen Glacier, the pilots could see wreckage from earlier helicopter crashes dotting the base of the vertical ice walls on either side. Ahead lay the Indian Army’s infamous Sonam Post, the highest inhabited spot on earth, and an extreme example of why the military so urgently wants the Dhruv, which has been customised by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL)...
  • Turbulence ahead for Indian fighter jet: analysts

    01/20/2011 3:45:30 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Turbulence ahead for Indian fighter jet: analysts (AFP) – 7 hours ago NEW DELHI — India's homegrown fighter jet, the Tejas, has finally been cleared for operations but analysts say any celebration of India's entry into an elite club of military hardware producers is premature. Initial operational approval for the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) has taken 26 years -- the result of endless developmental delays, technological hiccups and massive cost overruns. First conceived as a direct replacement for the Indian Air Force's (IAF) ageing fleet of Russian-made MiG-21s -- tagged "flying coffins" for their abysmal safety record -- the...
  • India's own fighter jet Tejas to join air force Monday

    01/09/2011 8:09:31 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) ^ | 2011-01-09 | Fakir Balaji
    India's own fighter jet Tejas to join air force Monday 2011-01-09 15:00:00 Bangalore, Jan 9 (IANS) India's long-delayed, indigenously-developed, multi-role combat aircraft Tejas will join the Indian Air Force (IAF) Monday for initial operational clearance (IOC) in this aerospace hub. Considered to be the world's smallest military aircraft with a single seat, Tejas will form a 200-strong fleet for the IAF to replace the ageing Russian made MiG-21 fleet, a senior official said here. Defence Minister A.K. Antony will hand over the service certificate of Tejas to Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal P.V. Naik to enable IAF fighter...
  • Eurojet pips GE in LCA engine bid

    09/19/2010 8:10:26 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Business Standard ^ | September 20, 2010 | Ajai Shukla
    Eurojet pips GE in LCA engine bid Ajai Shukla New Delhi September 20, 2010, 23:35 IST Europe has an edge over the US in the tightly-fought contest to sell India a next-generation engine for the homegrown Tejas light combat aircraft (LCA). Informed sources have told Business Standard that when the bids were opened last week, European consortium Eurojet bid $666 million for 99 EJ200 engines, against US rival General Electric, which quoted $822 million. Both engines had been earlier adjudged technically suitable to power the Tejas Mark-II. Therefore, according to the ministry of defence’s procurement rules, the vendor offering the...
  • New Robot Could Aid Astronauts in Space

    02/05/2010 4:59:42 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 12 replies · 240+ views ^ | 02/06/10 | Charles Q. Choi
    The next generation of robot astronauts is on its way, and they are even faster, stronger and more dexterous than before. NASA and General Motors have unveiled Robonaut 2, a more advanced version of the original Robonaut built 10 years ago in a partnership between NASA and the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency. Its nickname, "R2," bears a striking resemblance to Star Wars' R2D2 — "a similarity we've noticed," said Ron Diftler, NASA's Robonaut project manager.
  • India's light combat aircraft to phase out Russian jets

    08/28/2009 12:30:05 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies · 853+ views
    Reuters ^ | Aug 28, 2009 | Bappa Majumdar
    India's light combat aircraft to phase out Russian jets By Bappa Majumdar NEW DELHI, Aug 28 (Reuters) - India will begin deploying its first locally made supersonic combat aircraft next year and gradually phase out its ageing fleet of Russian fighters, defence officials said on Friday. Five Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) costing about $31 million each have already been manufactured by state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and undergoing trials, while eight more will be ready by mid-2010, defence officials said. "We can say 2012 is the key for our air force when we will not only have many LCAs, but...
  • Hal Lindsey proclaims: Islam a violent religion [Right As Rain Hal Alert]

    01/11/2006 5:32:26 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 105 replies · 1,995+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Jan. 11, 2006 | Hal Lindsey
    Christian author Hal Lindsey proclaimed on national television last night that Islam is a violent religion, with many believers becoming more "radical" the more they read the Muslim holy book, the Quran. "When someone becomes devout and they begin to get really into the Quran and they begin to study what it really teaches, they become what we call a fundamentalist or a radical because the Quran itself and the Hadith teaches violence," Lindsey said on "Hannity & Colmes" on the Fox News Channel. "There are 109 verses that we sometimes call war verses ... these are the verses that...
  • Treason by any other name

    06/23/2005 4:09:11 AM PDT · by Commander Salamander · 34 replies · 1,494+ views ^ | June 23, 2005 | Hal Lindsey
    During the entire course of World War II, only 12 Americans were indicted for treason. All but five were broadcasters charged with aiding the enemy by broadcasting anti-American propaganda. One of those broadcasters was an American known as Tokyo Rose. Another, Mildred Gillars of Portland, Maine, was known as Axis Sally. At her trial, prosecutors charged that her broadcasts were propaganda aimed at convincing soldiers they were fighting for the wrong side. The treason for which she was convicted was a play called "Vision of Invasion." It was designed to scare GIs into not participating in the Invasion of Normandy....
  • Man Who Claims Brain Was Locked In Computer Charged With Threatening Doctor

    04/18/2005 3:54:45 AM PDT · by billorites · 36 replies · 1,029+ views Louisville ^ | April 12, 2005 | Associated Press
    (TERRE HAUTE, Ind.) -- A man who claimed doctors "locked" his brain in a federal computer has been locked in the Vigo County Jail on a charge of threatening a physician. Kriss L. Rehmel, 38, of Coalmont, was accused of sending letters to several people, including President Bush, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, asking them to unlock his brain, which he believes has been controlled by a computer since Sept. 11, 2001, said Vigo County Sheriff Jon Marvel. The letters claimed Dr. Michael Rader of Terre Haute was to blame. The writer said that he would...
  • Aero India Day 2, USA a major hit!

    02/10/2005 6:26:28 AM PST · by Srirangan · 429+ views
    10-2-2005, Yalhanka, Bangalore, India Day 2 of Aero India 2005, Asia's Biggest Airshow, and the star of the show was, as expected, the American contingent. The crowds, civilian and non, thronged the US pavillion after witnessing dazzling air displays by the IAF on the mornings of the first two days of the air show. Top US aviation companies are attending this mega event that takes place bi-annually at India's hi-tech capital Bangalore. Day 1 had seen the Indian defence minister inaugurate Aero India and make a pitch for India's interest in American and other western products in addition to traditional...
  • (Evil) Halliburton lobby costs see big drop under Bush/Cheney administration

    03/27/2004 6:00:10 AM PST · by rface · 3 replies · 181+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 3/27/2004 | Maud S. Beelman
    <p>WASHINGTON -- Halliburton, the oil and construction conglomerate formerly headed by Vice President Dick Cheney, dramatically reduced what it spent on lobbying Congress and the federal government after the Bush-Cheney administration took office in January 2001.</p> <p>During the last two years of the Clinton administration, Halliburton reported spending $1.2 million lobbying the Senate, House of Representatives, and various executive branch departments, according to records reviewed by the Globe. In comparison, during the first two years of the Bush administration, Halliburton reported spending just $600,000.</p>