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  • International Space Station to make several appearances in Hawaii skies

    11/15/2019 9:38:32 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    staradvertiser ^ | 11/14/2019 | Jim Borg
    Early Friday, the space station will rise in the northwest just after 5:40 a.m. and arc across the top of the sky. On its way up, it will pass to the right of the bright star Capella and the constellation Gemini. On Sunday, just after 7 p.m., the space station will rise in the southwest, just to the left of three planets in alignment – Saturn, Jupiter and Venus, all about to set in the west. You need a clear view of the horizon to see this. At 6:12 p.m. Monday, the planets again will be aligned as the space...
  • Does the Barrel Twist Rate affect accuracy?

    09/27/2018 5:40:09 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 27 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/27/2018 | C Cocoles
    Many of you that are gun geeks understand the basics of rifling can skip this article. This is for the average gun enthusiasts and newbies that enjoy shooting and want a little more understanding of how a barrel twist rate can affect accuracy. So does barrel twist rate affect accuracy on an AR15? The short technical answer is that barrel twist starts the bullet spinning at a given rate to stabilize the bullet. The rate has to be constant for the utmost accuracy. On the opposite end of the spectrum – Decreasing the twist rate will almost certainly result in...
  • MMA fighter learns the hard way that you should never dance in the middle of a fight

    02/19/2017 10:01:53 AM PST · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    SB Nation ^ | February 18, 2017 | Nick Pants
    Have you ever wondered what happens to a fighter when he spontaneously breaks out in dance in the middle of an MMA fight? In Saturday’s British Challenge Mixed Martial Arts (BCMMA) 18 event, Joe Harding attempted to taunt Johan Segas in this manner, and it ended just as you would expect.
  • Turkey gouvernement revokes 3213 ham radio licenses (Spellius Wrongus Copy/Paste)

    07/20/2016 6:55:03 PM PDT · by Celerity · 25 replies ^ | 7/20/16 | UNK
    It has been confirmed by Supreme Council of radio and television of Turkey (RTUK) the news that Mr. Erdogan – the president of Turkey has revoked 3213 national ham radio licenses. The HF radio in Turkey is now silent. No transmissions are allowed. Following the coup d’etat – of July 5th – many things are changing in Turkey. TV , Radio licenses have been cancelled and this involved also our colleagues : ham radio amateurs. The number of amateur radio operators in Turkey is not too much, but according to the site it looks like that around 3000 licenses...
  • Amateur rocket reaches 121,000 ft

    04/05/2015 7:48:41 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct 9, 2011 | mrsiborg
    [VIDEO] is a shortened and edited version of the Qu8K rocket launch. [Includes video onboard the rocket as it climbs 20 miles above the desert launch site and into the upper atmosphere nearly one-third of the way into space.]
  • 13-year-old girl brings Simon Cowell and everyone to their feet. (Unbelievable video)

    06/27/2014 6:16:07 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 57 replies
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  • Wayne Green - W2NSD - Silent Key

    09/16/2013 6:34:01 AM PDT · by Nowhere Man · 11 replies
    Wayne's Online Newsletter ^ | 9-16-2013 | Nowhere Man
    Wayne Green passed away this morning in a peaceful, painless transition from this life on Earth. An eternal optimist, and one who loved to share his neverending zest for life, he was a friend to many and will be missed greatly. Wayne was not afraid of dying and was very much ready to embark on his next great adventure to the afterlife. 73, W2NSD (Sept 3, 1922 - Sept 13, 2013)
  • Obama’s Syria speech an incoherent mess–he's outperforming Carter as most feeble president

    09/11/2013 10:04:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | September 11, 2013 | Nile Gardiner
    Billed as a game-changer on Syria, the President’s White House address landed with a thud that could be heard as far away as Damascus. Barack Obama has a huge credibility problem on Syria and on foreign policy in general, and Tuesday night’s speech will do nothing to help that. As Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer put it on Fox News, it was “one of the most odd presidential speeches ever delivered,” with no clear-cut strategy laid out, while urging Congress to delay a vote on the use of force against Assad’s regime. In effect, Obama farmed out US foreign policy...
  • The Employer Obamacare Mandate and Secondary Effects

    07/05/2013 4:11:42 AM PDT · by Salgak · 5 replies
    Self | 5/4/2013 | Self
    Realized something this morning. The general consensus is, that the Employer Mandate is being delayed to preserve the Democrats' chances of winning the House in 2014 Now, despite the plain language in the bill requiring the Mandate be in place 1 Jan 2014, the one-year slip is going to be an issue. BUT. . . of course, the Geniuses at the Most Transparent Administration EVER have forgotten something important, as is their usual level of "brilliance". The WARN Act ( ). You know. . . the one that requires companies with more than 100 employees to give 60 days...
  • Barack Obama a 'dithering, controlling, risk-averse' US president

    03/04/2013 6:46:54 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 03/04/2013 | Peter Foster
    The insider-account of the damaging divisions between the White House and the State Department comes as diplomats around the world wait to see if John Kerry, the new US secretary of state, can persuade Mr Obama to greater engagement on Syria, Egypt and the wider Middle East. Vali Nasr, a university professor who was seconded in 2009 to work with Richard Holbrooke, Mr Obama's special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, records his profound disillusion at how a "Berlin Wall" of domestic-focused advisers was erected to protect Mr Obama. "The president had a truly disturbing habit of funnelling major foreign policy...
  • Obama Did Not Deny Requests For Help In Benghazi: Aide

    10/27/2012 1:07:27 PM PDT · by edpc · 151 replies
    The Ticket - Yahoo News ^ | 27 Oct 2012 | Oliver Knox
    The White House on Saturday flatly denied that President Barack Obama withheld requests for help from the besieged American compound in Benghazi, Libya, as it came under on attack by suspected terrorists on September 11th. "Neither the president nor anyone in the White House denied any requests for assistance in Benghazi," National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor told Yahoo News by email.
  • Obama: My "Biggest Priority" is Bringing the Benghazi "Folks" to Justice

    10/26/2012 6:58:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 70 replies ^ | October 26, 2012 | Guy Benson
    The president appeared on Michael Smerconish's radio program earlier today and addressed the Benghazi attack:   Obama Says His "Biggest Priority" Is Bringing Benghazi Attackers To Justice What happened in Benghazi is a tragedy. We’re investigating exactly what happened. I take full responsibility for that fact. I send these folks in harm’s way, I want to make sure they’re always safe and when that doesn't happen, that we figure out what happened and make sure that doesn't happen again. But my biggest priority now is bringing those folks to justice and I think the American people have seen that’s a...
  • The Fantasy President's Half-Time Score: Fundraisers 100, Intelligence Briefings 49

    09/12/2012 1:54:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | September 12, 2012 | John Ransom
    I hope you felt safe on the anniversary of 9/11. I know I did. And for that I have to thank about 500,000 dedicated national security professionals, reservists, regular airman, sailors and soldiers. Actually make that 500,000 national security pros minus one amateur.The amateur has been missing more often than not.While our defense/intelligence community has been fighting the wars on terrorists, America’s been at the mall. And the amateur? He has been busy taking out a $5 trillion mortgage for a remodeling project he favors in the US of A. Oh, and raising money for his reelection campaign. Obama- yes,...
  • The Amateur by Ed Klein

    07/20/2012 7:17:55 AM PDT · by Jerrybob · 9 replies
    Personal Liberty Alerts ^ | 7/20/12 | Self
    Ed Klein told nearly 2,000 conservatives and libertarians who jammed the main ballroom at FreedomFest last week several shocking stories he heard while conducting the nearly 200 interviews that formed the basis of his bestselling book, The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House. But none was more gripping than what he learned during his three-hour interview with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s longtime pastor in Chicago. “At first I had no interest in talking to Rev. Wright,” Klein told us. “But several African-Americans I spoke with said he had a story I had to hear.” Somewhat to his surprise,...
  • Ed Klein: We Don't Need Mainstream Media Any More

    06/02/2012 8:51:31 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 11 replies
    Newsmax ^ | JUNE 1, 2012 | Jim Meyers
    Ed Klein’s blockbuster new book about President Obama is No. 1 on the New York Times’ list of best-sellers for the second straight week, despite being ignored by virtually the entire “mainstream media.” And veteran journalist Klein tells Newsmax that the success of his book “The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House” proves that “you don’t need the mainstream media anymore” to reach the American public. Klein’s book is buttressed by nearly 200 interviews with people close to Obama, and features explosive disclosures about one of the most secretive White Houses. Klein is the former editor-in-chief of the New...
  • "The Amateur" to debut at Number One on the New York Times bestseller list

    05/23/2012 6:18:54 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 9 replies
    Human Events ^ | 5-23-12 | John Hayward
    Edward Klein’s new book about President Obama, The Amateur, has already made some news, particularly with regard to allegations that an ally of Obama’s offered the odious Reverend Jeremiah Wright a $150,000 bribe to keep his mouth shut during the 2008 presidential campaign. And the title of the book is a quote from Bill Clinton, who was said to be urging his wife to challenge Obama for the Democrat nomination in 2012. That’s pretty sensational stuff, but the media has been studiously ignoring Klein’s book. NewsBusters noted on Tuesday that none of the mainstream media networks have interviewed Klein on...
  • Obama budget defeated 99-0 in Senate

    05/17/2012 4:45:39 PM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 16 | Stephen Dinan
    President Obama's budget suffered a second embarrassing defeat Wednesday, when senators voted 99-0 to reject it. Coupled with the House's rejection in March, 414-0, that means Mr. Obama's budget has failed to win a single vote in support this year. Republicans forced the vote by offering the president's plan on the Senate floor. Democrats disputed that it was actually the president's plan, arguing that the slim amendment didn't actually match Mr. Obama's budget document, which ran thousands of pages. But Republicans said they used all of the president's numbers in the proposal, so it faithfully represented his plan. Sen. Jeff...
  • Obama's Co-President

    05/17/2012 6:51:04 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-17-2012 | MOTUS
    Boy, Ed Klein’s new book has more panties in a bunch around here than even Jodi Kantor’s did – and I didn’t think that was possible. President Obama famously claimed to know more about policy than his policy directors, but he didn’t mention First Lady Michelle Obama, who comprises one half of a “stealth co-presidency” according to a new book on the Obamas. It’s not as if Lady M wanted to be co-president: Michelle Obama practically vetoed the choice of Hillary Clinton serving as vice president. “Do you really want Bill and Hillary just down the hall from you in...
  • Wright: I “Made It Comfortable” For Obama to Accept Christianity Without Having to Renounce Islam

    05/16/2012 1:31:19 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 183 replies ^ | 5-15-2012 | Jim Hoft
    In a shocking interview yesterday on the Sean Hannity Radio Show, author Ed Klein said Barack Obama’s former pastor helped Obama accept Christianity without having to renounce Islam. The Daily Caller reported: Klein also said Wright told him he “made it comfortable” for Obama to accept Christianity without having renounce his “Islamic background,” which Klein said he has on tape. -snip- Klein spoke more on this in a separate interview with NewsMax: Klein says Obama originally sought out Wright to discuss community activism. “Quickly the conversations turned from picking up garbage on the street and getting streetlights put up on...
  • The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House

    05/15/2012 12:29:55 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5/14/2012 | Ed Lasky
    Edward Klein's new book on Barack Obama, The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House, is a withering portrayal of a radical adrift, in over his head, drowning in his own incompetency -- while being weighed down by a small circle of "advisers" who are compounding the problem of the Amateur in the White House. Klein's book begins with a talisman-like quote uttered by Barack Obama when his recently appointed Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner tried to boost Obama's ego by telling him, "Your legacy is going to be preventing the second Great Depression." To which Barack Obama responded, "That's not...