Police in North Dakota borrowed a $154 million MQ-9 Predator B drone (also known as the world’s deadliest drone) from the Department of Homeland Security to arrest a family of anti-government separatists who refused to return six cows that wandered onto their farm. After a standoff over the refusal to return the cows, local authorities called DHS and asked them to deploy a multi-million dollar drone to surveil the farmer’s property. This incident was the first time a drone owned by the U.S. government was used against civilians for local police work.
MQ-9 Predator B drones are designed for long-endurance, high-altitude surveillance and are equipped with a number of sensors, including a thermal camera and a camera able to read a license plate from two miles away.
The MQ-9 usually carries a variety of weapons including the GBU-12 Paveway II laser-guided bomb, the AGM-114 Hellfire II air-to-ground missiles, the AIM-9 Sidewinder. and recently, the GBU-38 JDAM (Joint Direct Attack Munition)
GOP Senate candidate proposes state-run Virginia bank
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One that is backed by gold and silver.
He should take it to the next step and propose secession from the union.
Promoting the merits of “small government” may be all the rage for national Republican figures, but in Virginia a GOP politician collecting signatures for a U.S. Senate campaign is proposing something slightly different.
Delegate Bob Marshall, who has represented his northern Virginia district since 1992, introduced a curious piece of legislation on Dec. 27 to establish a joint legislative subcommittee aimed at “establish[ing] a bank owned, controlled, and operated by the Commonwealth.”
Last week news outlets reported that Marshall is weighing another Senate run. He lost the Republican Senate nomination in 2008 to former Gov. Jim Gilmore by a razor-thin margin.
A cursory reading of Marshall’s bill reveals that he is fond of North Dakota’s state-run bank and would like Virginia to follow in its footsteps.
If the idea seems peculiar, the legislation makes it clear that Marshall considers the money-making possibilities a potential boon for his state’s budget.
“[T]he state of North Dakota currently engages in the business of banking, owns, controls, and operates a bank known as the Bank of North Dakota,” the bill notes. “[Virginia] is expected to have a budget shortfall of between $1.8 billion and $3.6 billion in 2010 and North Dakota is expected to have an $800 million budget surplus.”
NDAA Vote Could Force Recall of Montana Senators, CongressmanOn Christmas Day, Montanans decided to give their Congressional district a gift they won’t soon forget— a notice of possible recall of the Senators and one Congressman who voted for the controversial, National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).The recall effort was started by William Crain, an artist, and by Stewart Rhodes, an attorney and national president of the organization, The Oath Keepers.Their intentions are to oust Senators Max Baucus (D) and Jonathan Tester (D) as well as Representative Denny Rehberg (R) from office for voting for a bill that, many say, decimates America’s Bill of Rights.Montana is one of only 9 states that allow for recall of members of its federal congressional delegations based on “violations of oath of office” among other issues. (The other 8 states that allow such recalls are Arizona, Colorado, Louisiana, Michigan, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, and Wisconsin).In their press release, Rhodes (a former staffer of Rep. Ron Paul) said:These politicians from both parties betrayed our trust, and violated the oath they took to defend the Constitution. It’s not about the left or right, it’s about our Bill of Rights. Without the Bill of Rights, there is no America. It is the Crown Jewel of our Constitution, and the high-water mark of Western Civilization.
Down with unions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Union Thugs Hurl Racial Taunts at Replacement Workers
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BCTGM Union members, part of the Democratic Party aligned AFL-CIO, directed racial slurs and racist symbols at replacement workers and security personnel outside an American Crystal Sugar plant in North Dakota, police say.