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  • China: MI5 and FBI heads warn of ‘immense’ threat

    07/06/2022 3:21:45 PM PDT · by anthropocene_x · 37 replies
    BBC ^ | 6 Jul, 2022 | Gordon Corera
    The heads of UK and US security services have made an unprecedented joint appearance to warn of the threat from China. FBI director Christopher Wray said China was the "biggest long-term threat to our economic and national security" and had interfered in politics, including recent elections. MI5 head Ken McCallum said his service had more than doubled its work against Chinese activity in the last three years and would be doubling it again. MI5 is now running seven times as many investigations related to activities of the Chinese Communist Party compared to 2018, he added. He also said China deployed...
  • AZ: PD: Two men dead after allegedly forcing their way into a home near 24th St and McDowell Rd

    06/27/2022 6:04:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 47 replies ^ | June 25, 2022 | Staff
    PHOENIX — Two men were killed after allegedly forcing their way into a home near 24th Street and McDowell Road Saturday morning. Just before 8 a.m., police were called to the scene at a home in Phoenix. Officials say when officers arrived, 20-year-old Jairo Perez and 24-year-old Jose Gutierrez were found with gunshot wounds in front of a home. Both men were taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said. They later confirmed both of the men had died. Police say the three occupants of the home were detained peacefully as suspects. During interviews, investigators say the three suspects...
  • Iran announces two-stage satellite launch

    06/26/2022 6:30:06 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/6/22
    The Iranian Ministry of Defense has announced that it has launched a second three-stage satellite for research...
  • 2 teens fatally shot by armed homeowner after a “targeted home invasion”

    06/26/2022 5:14:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 99 replies
    Citizen Stringer ^ | June 20, 2022 | April McAbee
    EAST HARTFORD, Connecticut – Two teens are dead after they forced their way into a home last week in East Hartford, Connecticut. Police identified the intruders as 16-year-old Isaiah Jose Lopez of Hartford and 15-year-old Isaiah Miguel Nevarez of Meriden. According to the Hartford Courant, the two allegedly entered the home and physically attacked the resident who had a handgun and shot them both, police said Friday. The handgun is legally registered to the resident, police said. Police said both teens were rushed to nearby hospitals where they were pronounced dead. Police said the teens went into the home and...
  • Northrop Grumman and Raytheon win key U.S. hypersonic defense contracts

    06/25/2022 9:54:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Reuters via Financial Newsletter ^ | 06/24/2022 | Mike Stone
    <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Raytheon Technologies Co and Northrop Grumman Corp have won U.S. contracts to continue developing missiles to intercept hypersonic weapons, the Pentagon said on Friday.</p><p>The decision means Lockheed Martin Co., the No. 1 U.S. defense contractor, which had also been competing for a contract, has been eliminated for now from the multibillion dollar progam, but could be pulled back in at a later date.</p>

    06/24/2022 9:04:51 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 22 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 6/25/2022 | Free Republic Intercessors
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for AMERICA: For those in Authority in Government, Family, Military, Business, Healthcare, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. (1 John 5:14)Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind.
  • Two Geologists, Two Dangerous Bears, One Gun, Two Outcomes

    06/22/2022 4:36:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 37 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | June 20, 2022 | Dean Weingarten
    On August 13, 1977, Cynthia Dusel-Bacon was working for her third summer as a geologist for the Alaskan branch of the United States Geological Survey. She was 30 years old and in excellent physical condition. She was field mapping, doing helicopter-assisted traverses of the Big Delta quadrangle. She had a geologist’s hammer, a walkie-talkie radio, and a rucksack with lunch, which she also used to stow rock samples she collected. The project chief believed “guns added more danger to an encounter than they would prevent”. Her views became policy on the project.Cynthia later said, in a taped interview for Larry...
  • Texas gun owner shoots teen during alleged attempted robbery

    06/21/2022 7:35:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 50 replies
    Fox news ^ | June 19, 2022 | Anders Hagstrom
    A Texas gun owner defended himself and another woman from a teenager who allegedly tried to rob them at gunpoint in Austin, Texas last week, police announced. Jaylyn Reed, 17, has now been charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon. Reed was already convicted of a series of robberies in 2021. Police say he was released from juvenile detention on May 27 with an ankle monitor, which he cut it off two days later. Reed then committed a series of nine robberies in five days, police say. Reed reportedly approached the man and woman shortly after exiting a vehicle,...
  • Armed Woman Stops Career Criminal Shooting at a Birthday Party

    06/06/2022 8:34:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | May 30, 2022 | Dean Weingarten
    As a counterpoint to the mass murder in a Texas School, where an unopposed murderer killed 21 children and 2 adults in a “gun free” school. A career criminal with an AR15 opened fire on an unrelated birthday party in Charleston, West Virginia. He was killed by a woman armed with a pistol before he hit any of the children and adults at the party. From the BBC: A US woman has fatally shot a man who opened fire on a crowd of people with a semi-automatic rifle in Charleston, West Virginia. Dennis Butler, a 37-year-old with an extensive criminal...
  • How to Stop An Active Killer

    06/01/2022 12:53:09 PM PDT · by \/\/ayne · 32 replies
    AZ Free News ^ | May 29, 2022 | Charles Heller
    We have been struck by another tragedy this week in Texas. The cries go up, “Something must be done!” And indeed, it must. If we do not take active measures to stop this killing, the momentum will continue. Copycat actors will duplicate previous shootings, as we have seen since Columbine.While some factions of the country will attempt to advance a political agenda, others will go about securing the most vulnerable places in our society. What if there was a model we could use to end the carnage? There is.In several school districts across the country, a program called “F.A.S.T.E.R” exists....
  • Bennett: 'Our laser defense system is a strategic game changer'

    06/01/2022 1:57:07 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/6/22 | David Rosenberg
    Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett visited a Rafael facility in northern Israel Tuesday to inspect the new 'Iron Beam' laser defense system. During his visit, Bennett received an extensive briefing from the Rafael's senior management – led by President and CEO Maj.-Gen. (ret.) Yoav Har-Even, Chairman Dr. Uzi Landau – on the Iron Beam laser system. Rafael President and CEO Har-Even and members of its senior management also presented the heart of the classified systems that serve the Israeli defense establishment. The Director General of the Prime Minister's Office, the Prime Minister's Military Secretary and other senior officials also participated...
  • McCarthy: Biden ‘Did Nothing’ and Downplayed Using Defense Production Act on Formula Until People Complained

    05/19/2022 6:39:48 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/19/2022 | Ian hatchett
    On Thursday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) stated that the Biden administration failed to act on the national baby formula shortage and downplayed the impact that invoking the Defense Production Act would have on fixing the formula shortage until “people rose to the occasion” and started speaking out about the issue and that President Joe Biden consistently ignores big issues. McCarthy said, “We’ve watched what they’re doing that they knew about a baby formula shortage, all the way to last year. But the FDA continued to hold it up. They...
  • 10-year-old Arizonan uses Airgun in Self Defense

    05/18/2022 4:27:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | May 10, 2022 | Dean Weingarten
    At about 9 p.m. on May 4th, in the 5700 block of Azalia Street, a 17 year old teenager was shot, as reported by Pinal Central. From CASA GRANDE — The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Wednesday night shooting that is being described as an attempted homicide near Casa Grande.At approximately 9 p.m. PCSO received a call regarding a 17-year-old boy who had been shot in the 5700 block of Azalia Street, a neighborhood off Pinal Avenue that is unincorporated, following an argument.The victim was transported to a hospital, where he underwent surgery and is expected to...
  • Homeowner kills 2 intruders, holds 2 more at gunpoint for police

    05/17/2022 5:04:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 69 replies ^ | May 16, 2022 | Dirk Rowley
    <p>AUBURN, Ind. (WANE) — An Auburn homeowner shot two suspected armed intruders dead and held two more at gunpoint early Sunday.</p><p>It was just before 6 a.m. when four people reportedly broke into a home at 1650 S.R. 8, near the Walmart Distribution Center on Auburn’s far west side.</p>
  • Armed robber on a bike killed by man he was trying to rob in South Philadelphia, police say

    05/16/2022 4:42:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Fox 29 Philadelphia ^ | May 12, 2022 | Staff
    <p>PHILADELPHIA - Police say a robber is dead after being shot by the man he was trying to rob in South Philadelphia Wednesday night.</p><p>A 24-year-old man was smoking a cigarette outside his house on the 2200 block of South 6th Street when a man approached on a bicycle, according to police.</p>
  • Plan and prep: A beginner’s guide to urban survival

    04/30/2022 7:13:34 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 25 replies
    Disaster News ^ | 4/28/22 | Zoey Sky
    If you’re a prepper living in the city, you need to have an emergency preparedness plan before SHTF so you can bug in or bug out as needed. If you’re not sure where to start, learn about the six principles of survival and prepare a bug-out bag. (h/t to Wilderness survival skills like fire starting, hunting, building a shelter and water purification techniques are all valuable skills, but you need to adapt if you want to survive in the city when SHTF. When planning for an urban disaster scenario, you should also focus on situational awareness, personal protection, planning...
  • Woman shoots husband twice in Germantown in possible act of self-defense: Police

    04/23/2022 5:00:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies ^ | Dean Weingarten
    PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Police say a woman shot her husband twice, possibly in self-defense, in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. Police say the 34-year-old woman fired from a car at Chew and Brinton streets around midnight Friday. The 40-year-old husband was struck in both of his legs. The gunfire also damaged an unattended, parked car and a nearby home. Police found the woman in her car around the corner from the scene. Investigators say she is cooperating. "She does have an active protection from abuse warrant against her husband. We did verify that through our computer system. So there is...
  • Large Deadly Fire Breaks Out At Russian Defense Research Facility

    04/21/2022 7:42:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Trade For Profit ^ | 04/21/2022
    Russian media is reporting a large fire at a Russian Defense Ministry research facility in the city of Tver under mysterious circumstances. The site is about 110 miles northwest of Moscow.There may have possibly been an explosion, given that RT reports two people killed and at least 20 injured, and with aerial footage showing a huge blaze and thick clouds of smoke over the area.BREAKING: Massive Fire at #Russia’s Air-Space Defense Research Institute in Tver, 110 mile/180Km NW of Moscow. RT reporting at least one killed and 16 injured. Cause unknown: — Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) April 21, 2022Emergency and...
  • Vladimir Putin's missing defence minister 'suffers heart attack not from natural causes'(?)

    04/15/2022 10:54:54 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 33 replies ^ | 4/15/2022 | By Alahna Kindred, Will Stewart
    A Russian defence minister has suffered a massive heart attack that is thought to not be from natural causes, a prominent Russian businessman has alleged. Leonid Nevzlin, 62, an enemy of Vladimir Putin also said that Sergei Shoigu, 66, is "out of the game" and could be left "disabled if he survives" and is currently "in intensive care, connected to the devices". He further alleged that 20 defence ministry generals have been detained in a growing £7.6billion "corruption" case that saw the arrest of 150 Federal Security Service (FSB) officers. The exiled former co-owner of oil giant Yukos attributed the...
  • Lessons From Handgun Defense Failures Against Bears

    04/06/2022 5:11:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 40 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | April 4, 2022 | Dean Weingarten
    In 2016, this correspondent and others started searching for incidents in which a handgun was fired to defend against a bear or bears, and failed to stop the attack by driving off or killing the bear. Access to a defensive tool, such as a shotgun, rifle, bear spray, handgun, hatchet, or knife all presents similar problems. Therefore we only considered cases where a handgun was actually fired. If we were looking at the effectiveness of bear spray, we would only look at cases where the bear spray was actually sprayed.To prevent selection bias, all cases where a handgun was fired...