Drone with full time fisheye view – 1.8gigapixel

Drone with suspected ARGUS test pod being tested over the USA

Drone with suspected ARGUS test pod being tested over the USA1 million terrabytes a day, guess the new CIA datacenters will be storing your and my day to day activity so they can catch the criminals that did something last week. Truly amazing and scary technology depending on where the data is gathered, who has access, and ultimately how it is being used. LiveLeak.com turned me on to this story with this teaser:

1.8 gigapixel ARGUS-IS. World’s highest resolution video surviellience platform by DARPA
Interesting…, wait… 1.8GP… Anyway… On we go into the darkest shadow weapons the USA has to offer

The ARGUS array is made up of several cameras and other types of imaging systems. The output of the imaging system is used to create extremely large, 1.8GP high-resolution mosaic images and video.

The U.S. Army, along with Boeing, has developed and is preparing to deploy a new unmanned aircraft called the “Hummingbird.” It’s is a VTOL-UAS (vertical take-off and landing unmanned aerial system). Three of them are being deployed to Afghanistan for a full year to survey and spy on Afghanistan from an altitude of 20,000 feet with the ability to scan 25 square miles of ground surface.

Concealed carry woman stops shooter in no gun zone

An armed woman in San Antonio shot a shooter in a movie theater before he could carry out his planned execution of a girlfriend who recently dumped him. Apparently only two people were wounded by the shooter before the shooter was shot, disarmed, and handcuffed.

This has is an important news story that I have not seen widely discussed in the popular news media. The major reason the news media is not interested is probably because an armed off-duty sheriff deputy shot the shooter using her concealed weapon in a movie theater that was a “gun free zone.” No “assault weapon” was involved. It is embarrassing to the Left that an armed citizen probably prevented one or more murders by shooting the madman.

On Sunday, December 16, 2012 a man entered a movie theater in San Antonio, Texas for the sole purpose of killing his ex-girlfriend, because she had broke up with him. The gunman, 19 year old Jesus Manuel Garcia, apparently did not complete his task. He opened fire in the theater which caused mass panic. People were running for cover and rushing towards exits, according to police and witnesses.

At least two people were wounded in the shooting.

So why was there not widespread news footage covering this event? The shooter was stopped. The Santikos Mayan Palace 14 Movie Theater also houses a small restaurant. The shooting began in the restaurant and as people went for cover, Garcia began to fire outside at an unmarked police car. He then moved to the theater where off duty Bexar County Sheriff Officer, Sgt. Lisa Castellano, who was working the theater, chased Garcia to the back of the theater and cornered him in the men’s room, shooting him several times and taking his gun.

Detective Louis Antu, spokesman for the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, said, “She took all appropriate action to keep everyone safe in the movie theater.”

Armed Citizens defending themselves and others does not fit Obama’s agenda of progressively disarming the American people. Obama said on Sunday when he spoke on NBC “Meet the Press,”

“I am skeptical that the only answer is putting more guns in schools,” Obama said. “And I think the vast majority of the American people are skeptical that that somehow is going to solve our problem.”

President Obama is surrounded by dozens, and often hundreds, of heavily armed people. Many are armed with fully automatic weapons. If Obama thinks armed people in schools would not protect students, why does Obama not write an Executive Order to decrease the number of guns protecting the President of the United States? Obama is not about to declare the White House and the President of the United States to be “gun free zones” because Obama is fully aware of the value of armed protection.

Obama wants to be protected with guns. This protection is logical and indicated. Accordingly, school children and the American people should also be entitled to armed protection

Obama Greenlights Japanese Troops On US Soil

US President Barack Obama signed an executive order allowing 2500 elite Japanese soldiers to be stationed on US soil, according to a Japanese military intelligence agent. The Japanese self-defense forces have been authorized by Obama to use force if necessary to defend Japanese corporate interests on US soil, the source says. The move was made in anticipation of severe rioting and turmoil in the US over the coming months.


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Obama ordered to secure denver airport bunker by military

A disturbing report prepared by General Alexey Maslov, the Senior Military Representative of the Permanent Mission of Russia to NATO, states that he has been notified by the Americans of their plan to hold a DEFCON 1 “Cocked Pistol” maximum readiness alert drill on 27 September which will be overseen by President Obama at one the United States most secure bunkers located beneath the Denver International Airport.

Under the SALT I Strategic Nuclear Arms Control Agreement signed between Russia and the US, both parties are required to notify the other in all cases of such maximum readiness drills occurring, but are not required to state their reasons for doing so.

As the EU times had warned about in the UE times 28 May report Obama Vows War On Saudi Arabia, Orders Thousands Of US Troops To Region, and the 23 June report Nuclear Attack On US Warned Imminent As Saudi War Nears, the United States plans for all-out global war are well in place and are now awaiting the “spark” that will set it off.

To if the date of 27 September when Obama will be in Denver will be the date this “spark” is set off it is not in our knowing. What is in our knowing, though, is that since the CIA transferred their headquarters to Denver in 2005 under the mysterious airport with bizarre murals depicting picturing mass global death, particularly between Israelis and Palestinians, the questions as to who, or what, actually controls the United States today remains in question.

And when this information is coupled with the fact that 27 September is one of the most significant dates in American history because on that date, in 1777, after British troops captured Philadelphia, Lancaster, Pennsylvania became the United States capitol for that single day, the first time such a thing occurred in all of that nations history, and it is, also, the date that Comet Elenin enters into its feared alignment with the Earth, Sun and Moon with many believing these conjunctions are responsible for catastrophic earthquakes and tsunamis, and nearly all of NASA’s top officials and scientists will be in Denver on that date too, one can be justifiably perplexed as to the many meanings these events have.

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Obama’s teachings: You get points in poll for touting about ordering a hit

My son is now a wannabe killer (not really, but it took a long chat after your speech) thanks to you Obama.  Your unrivaled ability to turn ordering the killing of a murderer into a mantra. “If someone kills someone we can kill them” my son say’s. Thank you Mr President for declaring that although the bible says that it is a sin to kill, as an American, as our president, if they kill one of us we can kill them.  I know you don’t worship the bible and you have won here… you have made it a brilliant conversation piece and it got you poll points.  People like that you ordered a hit in another country… we flew in loyal and patriotic americans to kill another human because it was a ‘priority’.

I comfort my son and tell him that it is not ok to kill another human.

You work for us Mr Obama.  You are our leader. Did I miss the vote on choosing to kill this guy and not have a trial?

I digress,  My son got hit by another boy today and hit that person back. I asked “why did you hit him back?”
he said He was ‘defending himself’

If someone strikes us we strike back. Of course… that is how it works.

To change the subject, does this correlate at all to the gangs or livelyhood of everyone. If someone gets killed in rural america people are mad and may take care of that person… in downtown colorado a similar situation might be a friend killed and they retalitate and kill the person they think did it… maybe they get someone else by mistake and now are targets themselfs.
How does one as a leader say ” I killed that guy who killed those people”

You go Mr Obama, my killer, my president

You lost my vote here…
But thanks again for the extra time with my son explaining why it is a bad thing to kill someone even if they killed someone you know….

I imagine you going to bed tonight thinking….   “I killed Osama Bin Laden even though it was a sin and in doing so taught a world that I will kill you if I think it is a priority”
sweet dreams

oh and to those that question… I don’t like Osama bin laden but like everyone he deserved a trial, I have yet to see the evidence other than what the media has fed me.

Green energy: Obama’s shout-out for more green energy

Obama speaking about the budget and green energyBy MATTHEW L. WALD
Over all, the Obama administration has pledged to hold the line on “discretionary spending” in its budget for the 2012 fiscal year — that is, everything it can control, which leaves out areas like Medicare and Social Security. But on energy, it is still going gangbusters, at least as proposed on Monday.

The budget request calls for $29.5 billion in Energy Department spending, up from $26.4 billion in the last budget Congress approved, for 2010. Congress could rewrite the budget, or it could pass no budget at all and simply vote to continue funding existing programs at some percentage of the prior-year appropriation.

But if the administration had its way, budgets for solar, geothermal, biomass and wind energy would rise sharply. The wind portion is concentrated on offshore generation because, as Energy Secretary Steven Chu said, the technology for onshore wind is already “mature.”

Yucca Mountain, the proposed site of a nuclear waste dump, was not mentioned, but the budget includes an increase of $23 million, or 17.5 percent, for “fuel cycle research and development,” a category that includes nuclear waste management. The Obama administration has promised not to go forward with the proposed waste repository at Yucca Mountain in Nevada, and a “blue-ribbon commission” is currently studying what to do with the waste.

Among the possibilities discussed is a new class of reactors that would burn some of the wastes as fuel and break up some of the longest-lived materials into isotopes with shorter half-lives, which would be easier to dispose of. But that would be a long-term research and development project.

The administration also asks for $550 million for the Advanced Research Project Agency – Energy, the Energy Department’s version of the Defense Department’s better-known Advanced Research Projects Agency, which finance high-potential long shots in the early research phases. For the first two years, ARPA-E was funded through the Recovery Act; its prospects as a separate line item in the 2012 budget are uncertain. And the administration is proposing to give ARPA-E $100 million that it would obtain by auctioning off radio frequencies to the private sector.

Some of the budget items are repeats of requests from previous years. For example, Secretary Chu has often referred to his desire for “lablettes,” small labs that would focus intensively on narrow areas. More formally, they are called “energy innovation hubs,” and Dr. Chu has been seeking six of them, but so far Congress has established only three. They center on making fuel from sunlight, increasing energy efficiency in buildings and modeling and simulating nuclear reactors.

The department wants three more: one each for battery and energy storage, smart grid technologies, and critical materials. The administration has requested $146 million for all six lablettes, which Dr. Chu called “the Apollo projects of our time.”

He is also trying to redirect money away from research that he does not believe has a strong possibility of delivering a payoff in the short term. Notably, he is trying to cut the budget for fuel cell research by nearly $70 million, or 40 percent. In the past, Congress has resisted that cut.

“We still think it’s a good idea” to make the cuts, Dr. Chu said.

But the research and development industry has its own constituency, which has promised to fight to reverse the cuts even if the technology has not paid off so far. At the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association, Ruth Cox, the president, said, “After investing billions of American dollars and years of effort, we simply cannot walk away from our commitment to these critical technologies.”

Dr. Chu said the problem was not so much the fuel cell, which converts hydrogen into electric current and water, but the hydrogen, which creates pollution and involves an energy loss when it is made.

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Obama: Five-year freeze on NASA budget

WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama on Monday proposed reining in expenses at NASA, sending a 2012 budget blueprint to Congress that calls for a five-year freeze on spending levels at the US space agency.

Obama would restrict NASA’s budget to last year’s levels, $18.7 billion annually through fiscal 2016. The figure represents a 1.6-percent decrease from the spending total the agency had sought for fiscal 2011, which ends in September.

“This budget requires us to live within our means so we can invest in our future,” NASA Administrator Charles Bolden told a news conference.

Bolden sought to put a brave face on the budget limitations, saying the administration’s proposal “maintains our commitment to human spaceflight” and research.

Experts said it reflected Washington’s new fiscal reality, framed by voter frustration with excessive government spending.

“There is not a lot of money available,” said John Logsdon, a former director of the Space Policy Institute in Washington.

“It should not compromise what NASA wants to do but it certainly would slow it down,” said Logsdon, an independent consultant to the Obama administration.

The belt-tightening comes just as the United States winds down its space shuttle program, and struggles to move forward on a replacement for the vaunted vessels that have carried hundreds of astronauts into space.

Nearly half of Obama’s proposed 2012 NASA budget — and for the next five years — is dedicated to space operations and exploration systems, including $2.9 billion for the development of a heavy launcher and a space capsule intended for missions beyond low Earth orbit.

Seven billion dollars have been earmarked for work aimed at making the new heavy launcher operational by 2016. It will be crucial for sending astronauts beyond low Earth orbit to an asteroid and to Mars.

NASA has not yet determined the architecture of the system nor when it will be operational.

Obama’s budget would continue to push for commercial partnerships to develop reliable access to the space station and lessen the reliance on Russia, whose Soyuz spacecraft will be carrying US astronauts to the ISS until a shuttle successor is developed.

The draft budget proposes 850 million dollars in 2012 as seed money to help companies like SpaceX — which has already successfully launched a prototype space capsule into orbit.

A final US budget for fiscal 2011 has not been approved because Democrats and Republicans failed to agree on spending levels in the runup to last November’s mid-term election. At that time, Obama and fellow Democrats decided to maintain 2010 levels.

But Republicans won control of the House of Representatives and they are vowing massive spending cuts for the remainder of fiscal 2011 and beyond.

“We don’t know what NASA will get in 2011,” one administration official said.

Another administration official close to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, speaking anonymously, warned that deeper cuts could put the space programs at risk.

“If the Republicans get their way all of this is in jeopardy,” the official said.

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Obama’s NASA Budget Proposal-Business as Usual

Unlike last year, President Barack Obama’s proposed budget for NASA in the coming fiscal year includes no great policy changes. In keeping with the President’s propose to freeze domestic spending it comes out to $18.7 billion dollars for fiscal year 2012.

The outline of the budget proposal pretty much accepts the priorities set down in the bipartisan NASA authorization act passed last year. It promises to maintain the International Space Station. It would continue to build the heavy lift rocket and exploration vehicle, mentioning a visit to an asteroid “next decade.” There is a nod to the commercial space initiative that would provide subsidies to commercial companies to build Earth to low Earth orbit space transports. The budget would fund space science and robotic exploration. It would also fund Earth science and aeronautics. There is also mention of a green energy initiative for NASA service centers.

Of the accounts, space station operations, commercial space and Earth science are increased. The rest, especially the space exploration program, are deeply cut.

The one big problem with the President’s NASA budget proposal is that it seems to be more responsive to the last Congress, with which the administration had a tussle over its cancellation of the Constellation space exploration program and the doubling down on the George W. Bush era Commercial Orbital Transportation Systems (COTS) program. The current Congress already proposes to cut the current fiscal year NASA budget to just over $18.4 billion. $18.7 billion next year may be a little too high for the current Congress to swallow, all things considered.

The Obama NASA budget does not address some of the flaws of the space policy that was rolled out last year. The idea of bypassing the moon and going to an asteroid is still an unwise goal if one wants to mount a sustainable program of human space exploration. The moon has an abundance of frozen water that can be used to sustain a settlement and provide rocket fuel for deeper space missions. The moon has some resources, such as Helium 3, that might prove useful for the energy needs of human civilization. The budget just ignores those facts.

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