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  • The Last of Pamela Smart’s Teen Accomplices Has Been Released

    07/10/2014 9:10:01 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 10, 2014 | Eric Levenson
    Of the five people convicted for crimes surrounding the scandalous murder of the husband of Pamela Smart, only Smart remains in prison all these years later. William Flynn, the then-15-year-old lover of Pamela Smart and shooter of her husband Gregory, was moved to a minimum security prison in Maine last week as part of a work release program, WCVB reports.
  • Smart lights: New LED lights with sensors raise privacy concerns

    07/01/2014 7:18:05 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    CBS News ^ | 06/30/14 | Bill Whitaker
    Light bulbs can now send and receive data thanks to a California company that has added sensors into each power hub. Although these smart lights can monitor pollution or spot an unattended bag at an airport, their ability to track our every move raises privacy concerns. Bill Whitaker reports.
  • Forget Cows, Smart Car 'Tipping' Is The New Fad

    04/08/2014 7:24:46 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 33 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 8APR2014 | Tyler Durden
    Cows in the San Francisco area will be sleeping better at night since, for the last few days, gangs of angry internal combustion engine-likers have taken to a new trend - Smart car tipping. NBC Bay Area found four of the targeted Smart cars between Sunday night and Monday morning. "Whoever is doing this just has misdirected anger," noted one upset owner, as another witness joked, they reminded him of little dogs: "They look like they are dachshunds sitting up on their hind legs." The exact motives behind the vandalism are unclear, as a parody Facebook page was set up...
  • First ‘smart’ pistol hits shelves in California.

    02/22/2014 4:53:44 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 105 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/20/2014 | Brendan McGarry, Military.com
    The first so-called “smart gun” has hit the shelves at U.S. retail outlets, including one of the biggest firearms stores in California, according to the Washington Post. The Smart System iP1, a .22-caliber pistol made by the German gun-maker Armatix GmbH, can only function with an accompanying wristwatch, which is sold separately. When the RFID-equipped watch is activated by a PIN number and placed near the gun — like when a shooter grips the handle — it sends a signal to unlock the gun and a light on the back of the weapon turns green, according to the report. Otherwise,...
  • A Generation of Robots — What Godless Schools Create

    11/05/2013 7:48:18 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/4/2013 | Janine Turner
    We need God back in the schools. It is of no use to educate our children, creating active, imaginative, smart minds, if we send them out into the world with no coping skills and no moral compass. We are spitting kids out of America’s school system like new cars from an assembly line — robotic, scientific empty vessels. We are creating socially challenged generations who are discovering it is hard to cope in the cold, cruel world, not to mention during their challenging school years. Why? They need the foundation of faith – a faith of their choice — during...
  • A Big Butt Is A Healthy Butt: Women With Big Butts Are Smarter And Healthier (Oxford study)

    10/31/2013 4:06:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 190 replies
    Elite Daily ^ | 10/30/13 | Sean Levinson
    **SNIP** According to ABC News, the results found that women with bigger backsides tend to have lower levels of cholesterol and are more likely to produce hormones to metabolize sugar. Therefore, women with big butts are less likely to have diabetes or heart problems. And having a big butt requires an excess of Omega 3 fats, which have been proven to catalyze brain development. The researchers also found that the children born to women with wider hips are intellectually superior to the children of slimmer, less curvy mothers.
  • Taiwan develops ‘smart’ munitions against China

    09/22/2013 10:27:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    cmp.com ^ | 9/21/13 | staff
    Taiwan’s air force will be armed with “smart” munitions before the year’s end that could be used against any Chinese invasion by striking airfields and harbours on the mainland, media reported Saturday. The new weaponry, developed under a project codenamed “Wan Chien” (Ten Thousands Swords), is scheduled to be carried by dozens of Taiwan’s fighter jets. The island nation began developing its own smart weapons after the United States - Taiwan’s main arms supplier - refused to sell them guided bombs. Taiwan’s air force plans to upgrade 60 fighters before the year’s end, with the last six being refitted and...
  • Marco Rubio aka Water Boy

    02/14/2013 5:50:35 PM PST · by Vendome · 109 replies
    Vanity | 2/14/2013 | Vendome
    Freepers! Marco Rubio is just great and what a sense of humor. This is exactly how to respond to liberal hubris and their synthetic, hibrow, intellect. You need this water bottle if only to get Marco notice from now on. He is going to be Yuge and you need to support him.
  • Congressman-elect writing Elizabeth Smart's memoir

    01/05/2013 5:57:48 PM PST · by District13 · 16 replies
    Deseret News ^ | November 23, 2012 | Kristin Murphy
    SALT LAKE CITY — Ten years after her kidnapping, Elizabeth Smart is preparing her story of being held captive by a homeless street preacher, her improbable rescue after nine months, and how she advocated for children after the ordeal. St. Martin's Press bought the rights to the memoir from the now 25-year-old senior at Brigham Young University. Smart married a fellow Mormon missionary, Matthew Gilmour, in February. The account is being written by Utah Congressman-elect Chris Stewart, who has authored books with religious and patriotic themes. He was elected in November to serve in the 2nd Congressional District, replacing Jim...
  • NET CALL UPDATED

    11/10/2012 6:36:08 PM PST · by military cop · 22 replies
    Blood, Sweat, Tears | 11/9/2012 | Military Cop
    This post is written in anger and frustration. Angry that we continue to follow the Republican Party’s elite ignorance. A party that continues to pull defeat from the jaws of victory characterized by pompous fools who fulfill the sterotype built by the left. Frustrated that the reality of politics is this: There will be no third party capable of competing with the coalition constructed by the dems. As a result, true conservatives MUST take steps to irradicate the ignorance of the Republican Party while still adhering to the core values of our forefathers (beliefs that I discovered are considered extreme...
  • Actress Jean Smart: I'll Never Forgive Anyone For Being Republican

    08/24/2012 10:17:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 108 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/24/12 | staff
    Actress Jean Smart from "Designing Woman" was on Current TV's "Talking Liberally" with Stephanie Miller to promote her latest project.
  • Michelle Obama: ‘I’m Strong, Smart and Bold’

    04/24/2012 3:42:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 83 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4/24/12 | Devin Dwyer
    First Lady Michelle Obama was in Omaha, Neb., today for an address to women and girls, aimed at boosting their confidence as advocates for themselves. She also appealed for campaign cash at a fundraiser hosted by Warren Buffet in Omaha, which could be key to President Obama’s re-election. (Snip) Mrs. Obama delivered the keynote speech at an annual luncheon for Girls Inc., a nonprofit advocacy group for which she is an honorary board chair, exhorting the women not to “be afraid to dream big.” “You have to see yourself in a place. You have to be able to see yourself
  • AP source: Israel won't warn US before Iran strike (Israel doesn't trust Obama)

    02/27/2012 7:15:20 PM PST · by tobyhill · 24 replies · 2+ views
    google ^ | 2/27/2012 | KIMBERLY DOZIER, AP
    Israeli officials say they won't warn the U.S. if they decide to launch a pre-emptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities, according to one U.S. intelligence official familiar with the discussions. The pronouncement, delivered in a series of private, top-level conversations, sets a tense tone ahead of meetings in the coming days at the White House and Capitol Hill. Israeli officials said that if they eventually decide a strike is necessary, they would keep the Americans in the dark to decrease the likelihood that the U.S. would be held responsible for failing to stop Israel's potential attack. The U.S. has been...
  • Super bullet could strike target a mile away

    01/31/2012 5:51:44 AM PST · by marktwain · 51 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | 30 January, 2012 | Daniel Terdiman
    A new design for a self-guiding bullet could allow sharpshooters to accurately fire at targets a full mile away. The bullet, which is still in a prototype phase, is the brainchild of Sandia National Laboratories researchers Red Jones and Brian Kast. It is designed with built-in actuators and tiny fins that should allow it to rapidly adjust its path in flight. Designed with the military, law enforcement, and recreational shooters as potential customers, the bullet is four inches long and has an optical sensor embedded in its nose for the detection of a laser on its target, Sandia said in...
  • 10 States Running Out Of Smart People

    01/25/2012 11:37:07 AM PST · by Morgana · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Find out which 10 states are running out of smart people based on job and education statistics.
  • Elizabeth Smart Gets Engaged

    01/21/2012 7:44:39 PM PST · by bgill · 6 replies
    TV Guide ^ | Jan. 21, 2012 | Joyce Eng
    "She's going to be very public in her child advocacy work, but has decided she wants to keep her personal life private," her rep said. Besides her advocacy work, Smart also contributes to ABC News on missing persons cases.
  • Vanity - Somewhat Disturbing Commercial

    12/29/2011 11:04:43 AM PST · by TruthBeforeAll · 16 replies
    Top of YouTube Page ^ | 12/29/2011 | Verizon Ad
    Strange Verizon Ad
  • Santa Cruz County may ban bullfrogs

    12/13/2011 5:20:57 PM PST · by sasquatch · 18 replies
    santa cruz sentinel ^ | 12/13/2011 | Jason Hoppin
    County supervisors may take the unprecedented step of banning the local importation, sale or posession of bullfrogs, part of effort to save other amphibians. Bullfrogs are native to the eastern U.S. but have infested local waters such as Antonelli Pond and Loch Lomond, preying on smaller species such as the endangered California Red-Legged Frog. They can also spread disease to native species, and are difficult to eradicate. Based on a recommendation from the county's Fish and Game Advisory Commission, the board voted on Tuesday to consider enacting a ban in February, but also to urge the state to finally enact...
  • Video: Gingrich schools Pelley on “rule of law” on terrorists

    Gingrich Lectures combative debate moderator on rules of war.
  • Just contributed to Newt's Campaign

    11/10/2011 4:13:43 PM PST · by Hammerhead · 65 replies
    None | Today | self
    Full-on once every year or two vanity.... I'm officially on the Newt bandwagon. Cain will fade (never considered him Presidential. 'Secretary of Something' definetly. It will come down to Romney and Newt. However, I last contributed to Fred Thompson and he dropped out 5 days later. Here's hoping Newt doesn't stab us in the back. Fingers crossed.
  • Gingrich Interviewed on Fox News Special Report Around 6:35 - 6:40 PM EST Tonight

    11/08/2011 3:35:25 PM PST · by BCrago66 · 76 replies
    Fox News Special Report ^ | 11/8/11 | Fox News
    Fox News Special Report interviews a Republican presidential candidate each week; today, it's Newt Gingrich's turn, starting around 6:35 - 6:40 PM EST. In past weeks, the interview starts on TV, and continues after 7PM EST on "Special Report Online"; I posted the link to the online show above.
  • Rick Perry loves science. Political science.

    09/16/2011 7:32:26 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 16, 2011 | Ezra Klein
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry doesn’t have a reputation as the most scientifically inclined of candidates..... But there’s one kind of science that Perry is willing, even eager, to run on: political science. And that should have his opponents worried. In...“The VictoryLab,” Sasha Issenberg digs deep into Perry’s campaign organization, which he calls “the brainiest political operation in America.” After seven straight wins at the ballot box, Perry’s organization is also among the most fearsome in America. And there’s nothing unscientific about it. In fact, compared with Perry’s organization, every other campaign in America appears in denial of the evidence. The...
  • Android Captures Nearly 50% of Global Smartphone Market

    08/02/2011 2:38:01 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 6 replies
    Mashable ^ | August 2, 2011 | Erica Swallow
    oogle Android captured 48% of the smartphone market in Q2 of 2011, hitting an all-time high, according to a report by market research firm Canalys. The platform has been making big strides during the past year, overtaking Symbian in Q4 of 2010 to become the top smartphone platform, representing a 32.9% market share at that time. Smartphone adoption continues to grow rapidly across the world, reaching a total of 107.7 million units shipped in Q2 of 2011, a 73% year-on-year growth. Android was the biggest driver of smartphone shipments in Q2, as Android-based smartphone shipments were up 379% year-over-year, coming...
  • Elizabeth Smart to work as correspondent for ABC News: report

    07/07/2011 9:12:08 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 7, 2011 | TIM PERONE
    Elizabeth Smart, who at age 14 in 2002 was abducted from her Utah home and held captive for nine months, will reportedly work for ABC News on missing-persons stories.
  • Smart Power… Pakistani Radicals Call For Holy War After Team Obama Holds Gay Rights Events

    07/04/2011 6:11:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/4/11 | Jim Hoft
    This must be more of that smart power we heard so much about… They’re still pooping in buckets but Obama thinks they’re ready to celebrate gay rights. Pakistani radicals called for a holy war after the US Embassy held its first ever gay rights celebration. Under Islamic laws in Pakistan, homosexual acts are punishable by whipping, imprisonment or death. Iran Press News reported: After repeated violation of Pakistani air space, covert activities and military intervention, the US Embassy in Islamabad has arranged the first ever “Gay, Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Pride Celebration” ceremony and assured Washington’s support to the participants.
  • Smart Money: Hedge funds sell faltering U.S. banks

    05/31/2011 9:49:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/31/11 | Maria Aspan
    (Reuters) - The recovery of Citigroup and Bank of America provided famed hedge fund managers like Lee Ainslie and Jeff Altman some of their biggest gains last year, but now the smart money is getting out while the getting is good. With Ainslie's Maverick Capital, Altman's Owl Creek Asset Management and other major funds backing away from the banking sector in the first quarter, financials suffered the biggest decrease in sector holdings among the Smart Money 30, a group of some of the largest stock-picking hedge funds. Ainslie, Altman and Stephen Cucchiaro's Windhaven Investment Management dumped their entire holdings in...
  • TOO Smart for College

    03/16/2011 9:33:47 PM PDT · by MetropolisReporter · 17 replies
    Reporting on Metropolis ^ | March 16, 2011 | Geri Rutzen
    Elitist Entitlement Syndrome (EES): You know, those people who believe they are smarter than everybody else, and therefore, should be making decisions for everyone. They believe this because they have Ivy League educations and live lives above the rest of us. Some of the smartest people I have ever known never went to college. In fact, some of them never finished high school. And, conversely, people who have degrees are some of the stupidest people...evah!
  • Klepto Kitty

    02/16/2011 12:53:30 PM PST · by Fawn · 33 replies
    You Tube ---Must Love Cats: Klepto Kitty ^ | Feb 10, 2011 | Animal Planet
    Animal Planet Must Love Cats: Klepto Kitty Dusty
  • Elizabeth Smart defendant suffers seizure in court

    11/30/2010 9:04:28 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/30/2010 | Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY — The former street preacher charged with kidnapping and assaulting Elizabeth Smart suffered an apparent seizure in the courtroom Tuesday
  • California Strategic Growth Council releases recommendations

    11/24/2010 2:01:17 PM PST · by marsh2 · 8 replies
    CA.gov Strategic Growth Council ^ | 11/10/10 | California Strategic Growth Council
    The California Strategic Growth Council (smart growth, climate change) releases recommendations for future inter-agency policy goals and restrictions based on "health in all policies" “to improve air and water quality, improve natural resource protection, increase the availability of affordable housing, improve transportation, meet Revised 11.23.2010, for consideration by the SGC on 12.03.2010 15 the goals of the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, encourage sustainable land use planning, and revitalize urban and community centers in a sustainable manner.”"
  • Driver thanks man who hit him on purpose

    10/22/2010 9:12:20 AM PDT · by justlurking · 53 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 2010-10-20 | Sean Collins Walsh
    Driving to a Mariners game, Duane Innes saw a pickup ahead of him drift across lanes of traffic, sideswipe a concrete barrier and continue forward on the inside shoulder at about 40 mph. A manager of Boeing's F22 fighter-jet program, Innes dodged the truck, then looked back to see that the driver was slumped over the wheel. He knew a busy intersection was just ahead, and he had to act fast. Without consulting the passengers in his minivan — "there was no time to take a vote" — Innes kicked into engineer mode. "Basic physics: If I could get in...
  • How Smart Are We? (Elites think they can make better decisions for millions of other people)

    07/27/2010 7:06:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 07/27/2010 | Thomas Sowell
    Many of the wonderful-sounding ideas that have been tried as government policies have failed disastrously. Because so few people bother to study history, often the same ideas and policies have been tried again, either in another country or in the same country at a later time — and with the same disastrous results. One of the ideas that has proved to be almost impervious to evidence is the idea that wise and far-sighted people need to take control, and plan economic and social policies so that there will be a rational and just order, rather than chaos resulting from things...
  • Md.'s smart grid fiasco

    07/09/2010 7:24:09 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 8 replies · 1+ views
    baltimore sun ^ | 7-5-10 | William Yeatman
    Last month, the Public Service Commission rejected Baltimore Gas & Electric Co.'s "smart grid" proposal. From start to finish, the whole affair demonstrated everything that is wrong with Maryland's socialized electricity industry. To begin with, BGE's plan was a dud. The whole idea of "smart grid" is to inform customers how much electricity costs in real time so that they have an incentive to use less electricity during times of peak demand (usually hot summer afternoons), when electricity is expensive to generate and transmit. There are a number of ways to achieve this price signal, but BGE chose an ill-defined,...
  • Janet Napolitano: Add Smart to the Tough and other bumper stickers

    06/24/2010 8:14:03 AM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 13 replies
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | June 24th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    The Director of the National Security Janet Napolitano believes her immigration policy is adding “smart” to the “tough”. First we have dispensed with the rhetoric and we’ve just gotten to work. Now for too long we heard bumper sticker slogans about being tough, but looking tough just doesn’t get the job done. We decided that we needed to add some smarts to toughness and make some changes to build a coordinated and comprehensive strategy. You can see the video here. After learning about the new national “Add Smart to the Tough” strategy on border security the folks at the...
  • Smart’ appliances to ensure a smooth power supply (Smart energy uk)

    05/27/2010 8:23:53 AM PDT · by day21221 · 22 replies · 352+ views
    timesonline.co.uk ^ | May 27, 2010 | Ben Webster
    An energy-saving trial that will shut down home appliances when peaks of demand threaten to overwhelm the network began this week. About 300 homes in Sandwell in the West Midlands have received fridge-freezers that turn themselves off when the grid is overstretched. Altogether, 3,000 homes will take part in the two-year trial, run by npower. Energy companies plan to offer grants and cheaper tariffs to encourage all households to switch to such appliances. If all homes had smart fridges, Britain’s annual emissions would fall by two million tonnes, the equivalent of taking 700,000 cars off the road or closing a...
  • Elizabeth Smart Kidnapper Apologizes To Family At Sentencing [Liz Testified: Raped Each Hour!]

    05/23/2010 11:21:17 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies · 1,627+ views
    CNN ^ | May 23rd 2010 | Emanuella Grinberg and Ashley Hayes
    Elizabeth Smart Kidnapper Apologizes To Family At Sentencing By Emanuella Grinberg and Ashley Hayes, CNN May 21, 2010 Wanda Barzee pleaded guilty earlier to federal charges of kidnapping and unlawful transportation of a minor. (CNN) -- A woman who admitted her role in kidnapping Utah teen Elizabeth Smart in 2002 was sentenced Friday to 15 years in federal prison. Wanda Eileen Barzee, 64, apologized to the Smart family during the 30-minute sentencing in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City. "I know the gravity of my crimes and how severe they have been, and I'm just so sorry, again, for...
  • Michigan gets $5 million for smart grid job training

    04/08/2010 10:18:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 632+ views
    Michigan Standard ^ | 4/8/10 | staff
    WASHINGTON - Michigan will receive just more than $5 million for two programs to train workers for jobs in electric utilities, the Obama administration said today.
  • Suspect in Elizabeth Smart case deemed competent (Brian David Mitchell)

    03/01/2010 12:13:13 PM PST · by fishtank · 32 replies · 552+ views
    Elizabeth Smart's cult abductor ........ http://www.kdwn.com/index.php?page=2&section=NATIONAL_NEWS&title=Suspect_in_Elizabeth_Smart_case_deemed_competent
  • Sarah Palin. Is She Smart Enough?

    02/09/2010 11:47:46 PM PST · by factmart · 53 replies · 1,159+ views
    Self | February 10, 2010 | Ronald Dahlberg
    I so sick and tired of the people saying that Sarah Palin is not ready to be President of the United States of America. She is not smart enough or she doesn’t have enough experience.
  • Rape Ordeal Of Heiress Abducted By Preacher And 'Tied Up With Cable And Attacked Four Times A Day'

    10/03/2009 12:16:49 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 78 replies · 4,297+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | October 02nd 2009
    Rape Ordeal Of Heiress Abducted By Preacher And 'Tied Up With Cable And Attacked Four Times A Day' 02nd October 2009 [Pics in URL] An heiress has told how she was raped three or four times a day for nine months after being abducted by a preacher. Elizabeth Smart, 21, said she was kidnapped by Brian Mitchell at the age of 14 from her bedroom in the middle of the night. He kept her tied up and threatened to kill her if she tried to escape back to her wealthy Mormon family. Abducted: Elizabeth Smart, now 21, claims she was...
  • Elizabeth Smart Says She Was Raped Daily

    10/01/2009 11:45:52 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 107 replies · 6,417+ views
    APReport ^ | October 01, 2009
    Elizabeth Smart Says She Was Raped Daily Elizabeth Smart, right, arrives at the federal courthouse with her mother, Lois Smart, and her father [Pic in URL] By JENNIFER DOBNER SALT LAKE CITY – Elizabeth Smart testified Thursday she was raped repeatedly each day after she was abducted from her bedroom seven years ago and told she would be killed if she yelled or tried to escape. She described Brian David Mitchell, her alleged kidnapper, as "evil, wicked, manipulative, stinky, slimy, selfish, not spiritual, not religious, not close to God." Smart testified in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City as...
  • "Bringing Elizabeth Home"- Book Review on the Abduction of Elizabeth Smart(vanity to my Blog)

    08/30/2009 2:35:57 PM PDT · by Fishtalk · 9 replies · 1,187+ views
    Fish Book Reviews ^ | 8/30/09 | Pat Fish
    Ed and Lois Smart tell the harrowing tale of the search for their abducted daughter Elizabeth. She'd been taken from her bed in her own home one night and as the Smart family suffered the insults of a community the Salt Lake Police blew this case so bad that Elizabeth suffered many more months for their dereliction of investigative duty.
  • Smart Tipping (it's probably not what you think)

    07/28/2009 11:59:54 AM PDT · by Egg · 25 replies · 2,882+ views
    Gadling ^ | July 27, 2009 | Scott Carmichael
    Amsterdam becoming the car tipping capital of the world?Ever seen one of those little Smart cars? They may be pretty rare in the US, but in Europe you'll have a hard time not being able to find the little buggers. Especially in the major cities of Europe, the small cars are extremely popular, as they are a breeze to park. In fact, they are so easy to park, that many owners can fit two of them in a single parking spot. Smart car owners in Amsterdam may be starting to have second thoughts about their little cars, because of an...
  • XM-25: The US Army's first smart shoulder-fired weapon

    05/27/2009 10:37:30 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 112 replies · 5,188+ views
    Gizmag.com ^ | 05/27/09 | David Greig
    May 27, 2009 The XM25 Individual Air Burst Weapon is looking likely to be the shoulder-fired weapon of choice for the US military to kill or neutralize hidden targets. Due for field test this summer, the lightweight XM-25 "smart weapon" uses High Explosive Air-Burst (HEAB) munitions that can be programmed to detonate at a precise point in the air without the need to impact, spelling trouble for elusive targets, be they behind a wall, inside a building or in a foxhole. The XM25 Developed jointly by the German arms manufacturer Heckler & Koch and the US company Alliant Techsystems (ATK...
  • Elizabeth Smart gives new details about ordeal

    05/01/2009 7:35:13 AM PDT · by lady lawyer · 32 replies · 6,776+ views
    Deseret News ^ | May 1, 2009 | Pat Reavy
    Elizabeth Smart vividly remembers being awakened in the middle of the night by "feeling something cold and sharp to my neck." She awoke to a bearded man armed with a knife who was wearing a stocking cap and whom she thought she had never seen before. He told her, "Don't make a sound. Get up out of bed quickly." Speaking Thursday at the annual Crime Victims Conference at the Capitol, Smart talked for the first time in detail about portions of her nine-month kidnapping in 2002, including an experience in San Diego where she was so weak from starvation that...
  • World's Smartest Dog? - Video

    04/08/2009 1:39:15 PM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 8 replies · 807+ views
    Now That's Nifty ^ | 04 08 09 | Nick
    Could this be the world's smartest dog? I don't know. But he must be up there somewhere. Perhaps just behind Lassie. Video on site
  • IBM Unveils Building Blocks for 21st Century Infrastructure (Smart Grid,RFID is big bother)

    02/26/2009 5:11:15 PM PST · by patriotmediaa · 11 replies · 521+ views
    money.cnn.com ^ | 02/09/09 | Mike Darcy
    IBM Unveils Building Blocks for 21st Century Infrastructure IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced new services and products to help clients build a new, more dynamic infrastructure that will bring more intelligence, automation, integration, and efficiencies to the digital and physical worlds. As a result, it will enable businesses and governments to better respond to and manage challenges presented by today's globally integrated planet. The new products and services enable clients to use powerful computing systems to manage and gain insight from an increasing number of things in their physical infrastructure that are being instrumented with intelligent sensors. For example, a...
  • Sen. Reid: Feds Should Trump States in Building the Smart Grid

    02/25/2009 4:13:16 PM PST · by patriotmediaa · 19 replies · 1,083+ views
    greenlight.greentechmedia.com ^ | Wednesday, February 25, 2009 | Jeff St. John
    Sen. Reid: Feds Should Trump States in Building the Smart Grid February 23, 2009 at 6:32 PM When it comes to using billions of federal stimulus dollars to build out a “smart” electricity distribution grid, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid doesn’t want state regulators standing in the way. That’s the gist of comment the Nevada Democrat made at a Washington D.C. clean energy meeting Monday, according to Reuters. Reid plans to introduce energy legislation on Thursday to speed the building of transmission infrastructure to bring remote solar-thermal, wind and geothermal power sources to population centers — and the bill...
  • Ontario pushes big 'green' agenda ("smart grid."coming to America)

    02/25/2009 4:01:03 PM PST · by patriotmediaa · 3 replies · 442+ views
    nytimes.com ^ | February 25, 2009 | EVAN LEHMANN
    Ontario pushes big 'green' agenda The Canadian province of Ontario believes it can create 50,000 jobs by encouraging renewable energy projects, enhancing energy efficiency programs and launching a "smart grid." Clinton puts climate change high on the agenda with China While economies crash, environmentally friendly laws proliferate Obama prefers Congress to EPA in tackling climate -- Browner The campaign for renewable energy needs a transmission strategy Obama, Harper pledge partnership on energy and climate A blog about energy, the environment and the bottom line.
  • Hello smartypants: baby chimps are as bright as human infants

    01/31/2009 7:15:32 PM PST · by Fawn · 8 replies · 456+ views
    Times Online ^ | 2-1-09 | Jack Grimston
    CHIMPANZEES have long been known for their ability to mimic humans. Now scientists have found that baby chimps’ mental development can even be more advanced than children of the same age. At nine months, the animals are just as curious and capable of recognising carers and familiar objects as the average baby. When compared with infants kept in isolated conditions in orphanages, the animals are even more advanced.