Mr Halloween, Alice Cooper:
“Under what is known as the Pax-Americana, we fail to see a world where the United States is helping to defuse violence and conflicts, reduce poor and displaced population, and bring about real, lasting peace.”
Xinhua is a state-controlled media agency that reports directly to the China’s ruling Communist Party.
The article, published Sunday, specifically references how, “the world is still crawling its way out of an economic disaster thanks to the voracious Wall Street elites,” as perceived failed policies in Iraq.
It’s telling that the official Chinese news agency reporting directly to the Communist ruling party sounds remarkably like a typical off the street Democrat.
Remember these Liberal Democrats?
They were “against” Wall Street, corporations, war & capitalism. Much like Communist in China.
Even if you never watched Avatar: The Last Airbender this video of forging a replica of Sokka’s “Space Sword” using meteorite is really interesting:
If you’ve never watched Nickelodeon’s Avatar series (The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra) you are missing out.
As far as cartoons go, the show explored some pretty heavy material, and its serial format was a bold move given the attention span of an average child. Nevertheless, even with everything it had going against it, Avatar prevailed and became a coveted series for both kids and adults alike.
Remember when Dear Leader said this yesterday?
What Obama actually wants is another blank check allowing him to continue spreading the wealth to his politically connected friends, because according to Moody’s, the United States will not stop servicing its debt:
One of the nation’s top credit-rating agencies says that the U.S. Treasury Department is likely to continue paying interest on the government’s debt even if Congress fails to lift the limit on borrowing next week, preserving the nation’s sterling AAA credit rating.
In a memo being circulated on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Moody’s Investors Service offers “answers to frequently asked questions” about the government shutdown, now in its second week, and the federal debt limit. President Obama has said that, unless Congress acts to raise the $16.7 trillion limit by next Thursday, the nation will be at risk of default.
Not so, Moody’s says in the memo dated Oct. 7.
” We believe the government would continue to pay interest and principal on its debt even in the event that the debt limit is not raised, leaving its creditworthiness intact,” the memo says. “The debt limit restricts government expenditures to the amount of its incoming revenues; it does not prohibit the government from servicing its debt. There is no direct connection between the debt limit (actually the exhaustion of the Treasury’s extraordinary measures to raise funds) and a default.
The memo offers a starkly different view of the consequences of congressional inaction on the debt limit than is held by the White House, many policymakers and other financial analysts. During a press conference at the White House Tuesday, Obama said missing the Oct. 17 deadline would invite “economic chaos.”
You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before
Sounds about right.
Everyone saw this coming, except for Obama supporters such as Tom Waschura:
“I was laughing at Boehner — until the mail came today,” Waschura said, referring to House Speaker John Boehner, who is leading the Republican charge to defund Obamacare.
“I really don’t like the Republican tactics, but at least now I can understand why they are so pissed about this. When you take $10,000 out of my family’s pocket each year, that’s otherwise disposable income or retirement savings that will not be going into our local economy.”
As they said in The Matrix…
“Welcome to the real world.”
One major difference between Tracking Point’s rifles and conventional rifles is the optical scope. The majority of long-range scopes are manual, like binoculars. But Tracking Point came up a digital scope with a 35-power lens that minimizes shaking and heat refraction, letting users zoom in at extreme distances without losing focus. With these optics, shooters can hit objects the naked eye can barely see.
Also within the scope, which Tracking Point dubbed the “Networked Tracking Scope,” is a small computer wired to both the optics and the rifle’s “guided trigger.” This computer has its own Wi-Fi signal, which allows the gun to gather ballistics data in real time. Then, an antenna within the scope beams that information to an iPad, so a friend or scout can help with the shot. The scope also records everything seen through the optics for up to two hours. These videos can then be shared on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, or e-mail.
Tracking Point makes everything in house. “We celebrate the word ‘nerd’ here,” Crocker said. After building the scopes, the company puts them through demanding tests such as 1,000 cycles of simulated recoil hammering and subjecting them to temperatures as low as minus 5 degrees and up to 120 degrees.
There are three different kinds of Tracking Point “XactSystem” rifles — XS1, XS2, and XS3. The XS1 is the top-of-the-line model, can hit targets at 1,200 yards, and costs $27,500. The XS2 has a range of 1,000 yards and costs $25,000, and the XS3 has a range of 750 yards and costs $22,500. For comparison, an exceptional conventional rifle costs roughly $10,000 to $15,000. All of Tracking Point’s rifles are made by elite gun maker Surgeon, which Crocker called the “Ferrari of rifles,” and come with a case of precision ammunition and an Apple iPad.
And right on schedule, ironically named ‘liberals’ heads are ready to explode. Listen to the tone of the accompanying CNET ‘interview’ of TrackingPoint’s CEO Jason Schauble.
Since the ‘liberal’ interviewer decided she is unhappy with this new technology, the accompanying video interview is awkward.