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  • IDF completes Shifa Hospital operation

    04/01/2024 11:00:13 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 44 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/4/24
    IDF and ISA troops have completed precise operational activity in the area of the Shifa Hospital and exited the area of the hospital. The troops killed terrorists in close-quarters encounters and located numerous weapons and intelligence documents throughout the hospital, all while preventing harm to civilians, patients, and medical teams. In the central Gaza Strip, an IDF helicopter directed by IDF troops struck a booby-trapped Hamas military compound from which terrorists observed IDF troops and an additional Hamas military compound. Over the past day, IAF aircraft killed terrorists who posed an immediate threat to IDF troops, including a sniper who...
  • Ex-AOC aide lined pockets with nearly $140K from his PAC while spending little on its mission

    01/07/2024 2:21:23 AM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/06/24 | Joe Schoffstall
    A former top aide to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, D-N.Y., funneled six figures in donor funds from his political action committee into his own pockets for reported consulting work, all while spending minimal amounts on the PAC's actual mission. Corbin Trent, who previously acted as a top aide to Ocasio-Cortez and helped propel her into office, formed the No Excuses PAC after his departure as her communications director in 2019 and exiting her campaign in 2020. Trent launched No Excuses in 2021 with the goal of nuking the Senate filibuster by targeting senators Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Kirsten Sinema, I-Ariz....
  • Senior CIA Official Says Rumsfeld 'Absolutely Wrong' On Intel Reform

    04/26/2002 8:47:44 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 3 replies · 279+ views
    Defense Information and Electronics Report | April 26, 2002 | Hampton Stephens
    A senior CIA official this week said Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is "absolutely wrong" to oppose placing all components of the intelligence community -- including those now under the authority of the Pentagon -- under the centralized control of the director of central intelligence. James Simon, assistant director of central intelligence for administration, said he supports a recommendation advanced by retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft, head of the president's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, to transfer the National Security Agency, National Imagery and Mapping Agency, and National Reconnaissance Office from the purview of DOD to direct DCI control. "Brent...
  • Only 55 percent of F-35s mission capable, putting depot work in spotlight: GAO

    09/22/2023 4:26:36 AM PDT · by Fish Speaker · 15 replies
    Breaking Defense ^ | September 21, 2023 at 4:41 PM | Michael Marrow
    WASHINGTON — Just 55% of the Pentagon’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter fleet was mission capable as of March 2023, a disappointing statistic driven by factors like a lack of depot capacity, insufficient supply of spare parts and overreliance on contractors, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. The watchdog’s assessment — published days after a Marine Corps F-35B went missing for over 24 hours in South Carolina — highlights a complaint frequently aired by government officials: prime contractor Lockheed Martin, along with its countless subcontractors, were given too much control over sustaining the stealth fighter, a situation...
  • Reports: Package sent to Trump contained deadly ricin poison

    09/19/2020 11:06:15 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 49 replies
    americanmilitarynews.com ^ | September 19, 2020 | Ryan Morgan
    This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates as more information becomes available. A package containing the deadly poison ricin addressed to President Donald Trump was intercepted by law enforcement sometime this week, before it was delivered to the president, two law enforcement officials told CNN on Saturday. Two law enforcement officials also told CNBC about the ricin package that was addressed to Trump. According to CNN, two tests were performed on the package, to confirm the presence of the deadly ricin poison, and the FBI, U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Postal Inspection Service are investigating the...
  • Woman accused of mailing ricin to Trump identified as Pascale Ferrier

    09/22/2020 8:43:50 AM PDT · by DFG · 107 replies
    NY Post ^ | 09/22/2020 | Yaron Steinbuch
    The Canadian woman accused of sending a letter containing ricin to President Trump has been identified as Pascale Ferrier of Quebec, authorities said. Ferrier was taken into custody Sunday by US Customs and Border Protection agents at the Peace Bridge border crossing near Buffalo, New York, where she is expected to appear in federal court to face charges. She was supposed to appear in court Monday, but her appearance was delayed until Tuesday afternoon, according to a spokesperson for the US Attorney’s Office, according to the CBC.
  • Ex-Colonel Outlines How Ukraine Can 'Lease' an Air Force From U.S.

    01/20/2023 4:13:02 AM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 83 replies
    Newsweak via MSN ^ | 1/19/2023 | Story by Nick Reynolds • Tuesday
    former U.S. military official has outlined a road map for Ukraine to pursue efforts to "lease out" a mercenary air force from the U.S. government as the country struggles to maintain air superiority in its war with Russia.
  • NASA won't cancel Psyche asteroid mission, targets October 2023 launch

    10/29/2022 6:59:50 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    The Psyche spacecraft was supposed to launch toward its namesake, a bizarre metallic space rock in the main asteroid belt, between August and October of this year. But issues with Psyche's flight software made it impossible to hit that window... Psyche will still launch atop a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, as previously planned. 2022 liftoff would have delivered Psyche to its asteroid target in early 2026. But a 2023 launch requires a different trajectory, pushing the arrival back to August 2029... NASA's Janus smallsat mission, which is designed to study two separate binary...
  • Two facts about the Mars mission that people don't know

    04/28/2022 9:50:46 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 31 replies
    Someone who works at NASA | 28 April 2022 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    The Mars program is being held up (and costing way too much) for two reasons: 1. Enviro-wackos in NASA who have enough influence to demand redundant sterile systems on the spacecraft to MAKE SURE we do not send a harmful microbe to Mars on the trip. Never mind that the atmosphere there would kill said microorganisms, negating any gratitude from anything on Mars for the effort to prevent exposing it/them. 2. Many of the parts and assemblies, by demand from the racially pure leftists involved in the project, must be ordered from women/minority/approved (not white male) companies and that is...
  • Texas mother, daughter killed as human smuggler crashes into them while evading law enforcement near border

    12/13/2021 3:34:51 PM PST · by lowbridge · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 12, 2021 | Peter Aitken
    Police have identified the victims of a car crash Saturday involving a human smuggler as a mother and daughter from Texas. The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) confirmed the mother, 59, and daughter, 22, were locals from Mission. The alleged smuggler ran a stop sign while fleeing from police and T-boned the victims’ vehicle. He also allegedly had six illegal immigrants in his vehicle, all of whom are now in custody. One of the immigrants flew through the windshield upon impact, but survived. Officers have not yet released the pair’s identities, but did confirm they were the only deaths...
  • Gabbard: Our Leaders ‘Lost Sight’ of the Mission in Afghanistan

    10/04/2021 5:56:33 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/03/2021 | Trent Baker
    Former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), a United States Army Reserve officer, on Sunday weighed in on the U.S. withdrawal out of Afghanistan. According to Gabbard, the mission in Afghanistan in response to the 9/11 attacks was effective in defeating al-Qaeda. She added that what went wrong was the nation’s leaders “lost sight” of the mission there.
  • Mission Bell stolen from Soquel and Dakota avenues in Santa Cruz

    08/28/2021 9:41:44 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 17 replies
    KSBW ^ | August 28, 2021 | Chris Hagel
    SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — According to Santa Cruz Police chief Andy Mills, the Mission Bell at Soquel and Dakota has been stolen. The bell went missing before there was to be a removal ceremony for it on Saturday by the Amah Mutsun tribe and the city on Saturday.
  • Alien Life –“Clues May Lie Buried in Kepler Mission Data”

    07/11/2021 9:04:20 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 4 replies
    Daily Galaxy ^ | 7/11/2021 | Maxwell Moe
    “The Kepler and K2 missions just keep on giving!” Harvard astrophysicist, David Latham told The Daily Galaxy. “Operations ended more than three years ago when the spacecraft ran out of fuel, but we continue to mine the data archives for celestial gems.” “We know the spacecraft’s retirement isn’t the end of Kepler’s discoveries,” said Jessie Dotson, Kepler’s project scientist at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley. “I’m excited about the diverse discoveries that are yet to come from our data and how future missions will build upon Kepler’s results.” “The Search for Planets is the Search for Life”...
  • Is Kamala Harris's "Root Cause" mission to Guatemala and Mexico crashing and burning? [She was greeted by protestors, waving signs saying "Kamala go home!" and "Trump won." That's for starters....]

    06/07/2021 6:57:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/07/2021 | Monica Showalter
    For some, the aircraft malfunction of Kamala Harris's jet on her first flight abroad as Joe Biden's vice president to get at all those root causes to "solve" the border surge was kind of an omen.After all, the jet malfunction could have gone undetected, or been put there by some Democrat insider, happening just as anonymous Democrat operatives are moaning aloud to the press about their dread of Harris becoming the next Democratic presidential candidate. One wonders if Harris recalls the aircraft accident that took down former Clinton Commerce Secretary Ron Brown. It's speculation, of course, based on the miasma...
  • Carmel Mission Restoration Comes in Time for its 250th Anniversary

    04/28/2021 1:42:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    KSBW ^ | Apr 27, 2021 | Ariano Jaso
    Crews continue to restore the Carmel Mission Museum after the restoration project started in November 2020. They're renovating and repairing the courtyard in front of the famous Basilica, which was restored back in 2013. Stephanie Zelei, executive director of Carmel Mission Foundation, talked to KSBW about the work that's being done. "Remedying the drainage issues that are affecting the foundation of the basilica... We'll be fixing the cracking and the resurfacing as it looked before," Zelei said. On top of that, restoring the bathrooms, stabilizing the adobe structure and doubling the space size of the museum. Zelei says these changes...
  • Woman who addressed ricin letter to White House sent similar envelopes to law enforcement in Texas: Officials

    09/21/2020 2:14:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 69 replies
    KTLA ^ | 09/21/2020
    A woman suspected of sending an envelope containing the poison ricin, which was addressed to the White House, has been arrested at the New York-Canada border and is also suspected of sending similar poisoned envelopes to law enforcement agencies in Texas, officials said Monday. The letter had been intercepted earlier this week before it reached the White House. The woman was taken into custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Peace Bridge border crossing near Buffalo and is expected to face federal charges, three law enforcement officials told The Associated Press. Her name was not immediately released,...
  • Told to wear a mask at Kansas City area BBQ restaurant, man in MAGA hat flashes a gun

    07/13/2020 8:09:44 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 88 replies
    Kanascity.com ^ | 07 13 2020 | Sarah Ritter
    Arlo Kinsey was working behind the carryout counter at RJ’s Bob-Be-Que Shack in Mission last week when a middle-aged man dressed in a red Make America Great Again hat — and no mask — walked through the door. “I asked him if he could wear a mask, since it’s what Gov. Kelly told us to do,” said Kinsey, 18, who was working shifts at the barbecue joint this summer before heading off to college. He had dealt with a handful of customers who refused to wear masks inside the restaurant despite the statewide mandate — but none like this, he...
  • 4-alarm fire destroys most of Mission San Gabriel

    07/11/2020 5:28:29 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    San Gabriel Valley Tribune ^ | July 11, 2020 | Brian Rokos Nathaniel Percy
    A raging fire tore through the church at Mission San Gabriel Arcángel early Saturday, July 11, destroying almost all of the 215-year-old building that is an icon in the small Los Angeles County town.
  • Roof destroyed at San Gabriel Mission after fire broke out at 249-year-old church

    07/11/2020 8:31:23 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    KTLA ^ | 07/11/2020
    A fire broke out at the San Gabriel Mission and completely burned the church’s roof early Saturday, officials said. Authorities have not said what may have caused the blaze at the 249-year-old church on 428 S. Mission Drive. Video recorded before daylight shows dark smoke rising from the flames. Officials did no report any injuries. The church, founded in 1771, was the fourth of 21 missions established by the priest Junipero Serra, according to the Los Angeles Times.
  • “I have made it my mission to protect that statue”: Woman defends Emancipation monument to protesters

    06/27/2020 1:44:30 PM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 27, 2020 | Allahpundit
    The statue was supposed to come down last night. It did not, but reading through this thorough Examiner write-up of the gathering and what preceded it, you get the sense that it’s a matter of time before a serious attempt is made. The organizer of the tear-it-down group is Harvard student (of course) Glenn Foster, who leads a group called Freedom Neighborhood. According to the Examiner, the group’s advance planning for bringing down the monument went as far to involve “human shields” while the act was done. (“[W]e need white people to be willing to put their bodies between the...