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geewhiz:

From electrospark, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1955.

geewhiz:

From electrospark, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1955.

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scarymarymusic:

The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter

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More than a few people have been speared by a swordfish … 

More than a few people have been speared by a swordfish … 

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Ed Morrissey:

Attkisson told Kurtz that the White House would pressure her to change or drop her reporting, and when that didn’t work, they worked her bosses instead. 

Kurtz asked how this differed from the “working the refs” actions that go on all the time in Washington, and Attkisson says that it went too far. “It’s just a lot of obfuscation, accusations, saying things are ‘phony scandals,’ ‘bogus,’ ‘not real,’ giving misinformation and false information. I mean, that’s provably true in some cases.”’

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http://www.wired.com/2014/04/hybrid_bikes/
The Silent Hybrid Motorcycles the Pentagon Will Use for Stealth Raids
Special Forces teams are all about silently penetrating remote areas and executing complex, lightning-fast raids. Now DARPA is developing a new vehicle to soundlessly race commandoes to their missions: stealthy, hybrid-powered motorcycles.
The idea is to develop a hybrid power system that relies on both electric and gas power, allowing special ops to go off-road and zip past enemy forces with the silence of an electric engine, while also being able to handle extended missions and higher speeds with a supplemental gas tank.

http://www.wired.com/2014/04/hybrid_bikes/

The Silent Hybrid Motorcycles the Pentagon Will Use for Stealth Raids

Special Forces teams are all about silently penetrating remote areas and executing complex, lightning-fast raids. Now DARPA is developing a new vehicle to soundlessly race commandoes to their missions: stealthy, hybrid-powered motorcycles.

The idea is to develop a hybrid power system that relies on both electric and gas power, allowing special ops to go off-road and zip past enemy forces with the silence of an electric engine, while also being able to handle extended missions and higher speeds with a supplemental gas tank.

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phatticuss:

okay scary story time my sister hid this pic of Michael Jackson behind my pillow and when I lifted my pillow I saw this and I screamed so loud I can’t even handle looking at the pic omfg

I need a copy of this for Mom’s new apartment.

phatticuss:

okay scary story time my sister hid this pic of Michael Jackson behind my pillow and when I lifted my pillow I saw this and I screamed so loud I can’t even handle looking at the pic omfg

I need a copy of this for Mom’s new apartment.

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lifeonmars70s:

Claudine Auger, Sean Connery and Martine Beswick on the set of Thunderball (1965)

lifeonmars70s:

Claudine Auger, Sean Connery and Martine Beswick on the set of Thunderball (1965)

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vanillacts:

Vintage John Madden

The good old days when a coach wore a tie and smoked a cigarette on the sideline.

vanillacts:

Vintage John Madden

The good old days when a coach wore a tie and smoked a cigarette on the sideline.

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LA Sheriffs Kept Big-Brother-Like Eye in the Sky Technology Secret, for Fears That the Public Wouldn’t Approve

—Ace of Spades

There is an argument against the technology itself. I’m not going to make that argument, because there’s a much more obvious argument to be had here:

What on earth is the government of an alleged democratic republic doing hiding its actions from a supposedly free citizenry for fear that the citizens may object?

“The system was kind of kept confidential from everybody in the public,” (LASD Sgt.) Iketani said. “A lot of people do have a problem with the eye in the sky, the Big Brother, so in order to mitigate any of those kinds of complaints, we basically kept it pretty hush-hush.”

"In order to mitigate any of those kind of complaints."

The logic here is incredible, and yet, at the same time, perhaps inevitable.

We’re going to be doing one thing that’s creepy and scary — watching you 24/7 per day — so the thing we’ll do to “mitigate those kinds of complaints” is also subvert democracy by keeping it secret from the public.

Like I say, perhaps this is inevitable — if you’re doing one scary thing, then logic dictates you “mitigate” it by doing an even scarier thing.

What the hell is going on in this country?

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"The principles of conservatism are sound because they are based on what men and women have discovered through experience in not just one generation or a dozen, but in all the combined experience of mankind…I have seen the conservative future and it works…Our task is not to sell a philosophy, but to make the majority of Americans, who already share that philosophy, see that modern conservatism offers them a political home."

— Ronald Reagan, 1977 

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cobra-23:

relentless-carlos:

At least they got nice beaches lol

I stepped on an urchin there. Other than that they have wonderful beaches with crystal clear water.

cobra-23:

relentless-carlos:

At least they got nice beaches lol

I stepped on an urchin there. Other than that they have wonderful beaches with crystal clear water.

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