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97778 No. 97778 ID: 1e052d hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]

The mysterious workings of a Pentagon office that oversees clandestine operations are unraveling in federal court, where a criminal investigation has exposed a secret weapons program entwined with allegations of a sweetheart contract, fake badges and trails of destroyed evidence.

Capping an investigation that began almost two years ago, separate trials are scheduled this month in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va., for a civilian Navy intelligence official and a hot-rod auto mechanic from California who prosecutors allege conspired to manufacture an untraceable batch of automatic-rifle silencers.

The exact purpose of the silencers remains hazy, but court filings and pretrial testimony suggest they were part of a top-secret operation that would help arm guerrillas or commandos overseas.

The silencers — 349 of them — were ordered by a little-known Navy intelligence office at the Pentagon known as the Directorate for Plans, Policy, Oversight and Integration, according to charging documents. The directorate is composed of fewer than 10 civilian employees, most of them retired military personnel.

Court records filed by prosecutors allege that the Navy paid the auto mechanic — the brother of the directorate’s boss — $1.6 million for the silencers, even though they cost only $10,000 in parts and labor to manufacture.
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>> No. 98018 ID: bc5ba6
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I don't hate white people. America owes most of its cultural identity to white culture. White people are characterized by their self-reliance, independence, work ethic, and they constantly strive for personal freedom. I don't think this is the ONLY way to be in America; other cultures have things to offer. However, white attitudes largely make up what we think of as the American spirit.
A lot of suburban white kids go through life thinking white means a lack of culture, but there IS a white American culture. As much as I hate siding with stormfags on anything, white people showing pride in their background is generally discouraged, and that's detrimental. Expressing pride isn't showing opposition or promoting superiority, and shouldn't be assumed as such.
>> No. 98036 ID: db7b1c
>I don't hate white people.
When was the last time you hugged one then?
>> No. 98057 ID: bc5ba6
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>My face after seriously trying to remember...
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>> No. 98059 ID: de0bec
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that was a hell of a question

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98025 No. 98025 ID: 3f068e hide watch quickreply [Reply]

Parliament Hill came under attack today after a man with a rifle shot a soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa.

A gunman has been confirmed dead inside Parliament.

Police sources say there is more than one suspect, and shots have been reported at other locations surrounding Parliament Hill as the downtown area remains in police lockdown.
>> No. 98033 ID: 864c1d
>Police sources say there is more than one suspect, and shots have been reported at other locations surrounding Parliament Hill.
This happens literally every time. Not since colombine have there actually been 2 shooters.

Inb4 tinfoil hats claiming 2 shooters at sandy hook
>> No. 98034 ID: d41fba
Heard on the radio that the one honorguard that got shot had died.
Seems like snackbars are likely.
>> No. 98042 ID: 865059
So the Boston bombing and subsequent firefights which involved two suspects didn't actually happen?
>> No. 98055 ID: cc905f

Well, not after one suspect runs over the other suspect with a car

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97575 No. 97575 ID: 1bddb7 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
>Pyongyang is reportedly under lockdown, raising fears of a possible coup to overthrow leader Kim Jong Un or his top leadership, experts told the Telegraph. Attempted defections of North Korean leaders may have also prompted the lockdown, which includes travel restrictions in the North Korean capital.

>"This sort of action suggests there has either been an attempted coup or that the authorities there have uncovered some sort of plot against the leadership," North Korean expert Toshimitsu Shigemura, a professor at Waseda University in Tokyo, told the Telegraph in a story published Friday. "If it is a military-backed coup, then the situation in Pyongyang will be very dangerous, and I have heard reports that Kim has been moved out of the capital.”

>Reports of the lockdown first surfaced in a story Tuesday in New Focus International. North Korea's leader has not been seen publicly for more than a month. His little-known sister, Kim Yo Jong, is reportedly in charge of North Korea as he undergoes medical treatment. The New Focus International piece said it could not say whether his alleged health troubles were the reason for the lockdown.

>Shigemura said defections of North Korean leaders may have also cause the reported lockdown. "Another reason might be that some senior officials of the regime have attempted to defect and they are closing the escape routes, such as the airport and the border," he said.

>Other possibilities include a purging of North Korean leaders, according to the Telegraph. Jang Song Thaek, Kim’s uncle, was executed last December after being branded a traitor. A Hong Kong-based, pro-Chinese newspaper claimed he was eaten alive by 120 dogs.
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>> No. 97959 ID: 1641fa
The most plausible theory I've heard is that he had plastic surgery done in order to look more like his grandfather.
>> No. 97963 ID: a58a6d
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>I've heard is that he had plastic surgery done in order to look more like his grandfather.

I've heard that as well

The other one that seem very plausible is that he has got Gout due to his weakness for fine foods and because diabetes and heart problems run in the family.
>> No. 97967 ID: db7b1c
Or he got a real bad haircut?
>> No. 97997 ID: 46fbb4

No it is best hair cut. If it were not, why would Leader have chosen it?
>> No. 98021 ID: c1c101
Dear Leader did not CHOOSE best haircut, he invented it!

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97901 No. 97901 ID: 1e052d hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
After a record-shattering 22 months in space, the U.S. Air Force's mysterious X-37B space plane returned to Earth on Friday (Oct 17) in a smooth landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The 674-day mission launched in December 2012, but the purpose of the top secret spaceflight has been classified. The X-37B space plane landing was completely automatic and captured in images and video.

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Agreed. Not to mention that it can be a orbital test station for new spooktech.
>> No. 97975 ID: 279c20
The 60's called, they want their spyplanes back.
>> No. 97979 ID: 771a93

Inb4 an extremely forced plot involving us having to send genetically-altered people to Mars to retrieve samples of a virus killing people on Earth...
>> No. 97983 ID: 9ae0c2
Or something like the plot of Species I/II.
>> No. 97986 ID: ddcf9f
I hate how much censoring the show has. The intro is preddy gud though

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97962 No. 97962 ID: a58a6d hide watch quickreply [Reply]

Apparently some thing was spotted coming to the surface in the Stockholm Archipelago and since then Sweden's armed forces have been searching for the cause of apparent "foreign underwater activity"

The suspicion is that it's a damaged Russian midget submarine but the Russian defence ministry has suggested it is the Dutch submarine Bruinvis which has been in the area taken part in exercises. The Dutch defence ministry said it's submarine was no longer in the area when the mystery vessel was reportedly sighted and has been at anchor in Tallinn harbour, Estonia over the weekend.

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>The company behind Whisper, the social media app that promises users anonymity and claims to be the “the safest place on the internet”, is tracking the location of its users, including some who have specifically asked not to be followed.

>The practice of monitoring the whereabouts of Whisper users – including those who have expressly opted out of geolocation services – will alarm users, who are encouraged to disclose intimate details about their private and professional lives.

>Whisper is also sharing information with the US Department of Defense gleaned from smartphones it knows are used from military bases, and developing a version of its app to conform with Chinese censorship laws.


>Approached for comment last week, Whisper said it “does not follow or track users”. The company added that the suggestion it was monitoring people without their consent, in an apparent breach of its own terms of service, was “not true” and “false”.

>But on Monday – four days after learning the Guardian intended to publish this story – Whisper rewrote its terms of service; they now explicitly permit the company to establish the broad location of people who have disabled the app’s geolocation feature.


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>> No. 97885 ID: 865059
>“He’s a guy that we’ll track for the rest of his life and he’ll have no idea we’ll be watching him,” the same Whisper executive said.
Is this real life? Why would any company executive say something so fucking stupid?
>> No. 97887 ID: 9507dc
>Why would any company executive say something so fucking stupid?

I mean, this is a world where people think that a company that deals with the internet would never ever collect some kind of data on its users.

Like if you've just GOT to never be tracked on the internet because your shit is super secret, maybe don't go on the internet.

This isn't that hard to suss out.
>> No. 97890 ID: db7b1c
>The trend toward anonymity in social media has some privacy experts concerned about security.
Except it's not real anonymity

Everyone whos actually knows jack shit about anonymity knew this was a honeypot from the moment they saw it, because they say shit like
>He has called Whisper the “safest place on internet” and portrays the app as a secure place in which users should feel free to express their innermost feelings and confessions.

So it probably only tricked old people who just got their first iphone

Also, ladies and gentlemen, one of the ways government manipulates media
>But on Monday – four days after learning the Guardian intended to publish this story – Whisper rewrote its terms of service; they now explicitly permit the company to establish the broad location of people who have disabled the app’s geolocation feature.

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97792 No. 97792 ID: 3f1f12 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Friends say Romney feels nudge to consider a 2016 presidential run

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Officially, Mitt Romney returned to Iowa, the quadrennial presidential proving ground, to give a boost to Joni Ernst. But at a closed-door breakfast fundraiser here Monday, the first question from a donor had nothing to do with Ernst’s Senate campaign.

“When you get elected to the Senate, your job should be to convince Mitt Romney to run for president again,” a donor told Ernst, according to several attendees. The Republican candidate said she would, while Romney laughed.

When Romney and Ernst gathered in a West Des Moines boardroom with about 40 agriculture executives Sunday night, one businessman after another pleaded with Romney to give the White House another shot.

And at a rally for Ernst in Cedar Rapids on Monday, the state legislator who introduced Romney said, “If his address was 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, I would sleep a lot better.” After Romney and Ernst finished speaking, some activists chanted, “Run, Mitt, run!”

Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee and now the tacit head of the Republican Party, visited Iowa as part of a feverish nationwide tour designed to help the GOP take control of the Senate. He has insisted that he is not interested in running for president a third time. But his friends said a flurry of behind-the-scenes activity is nudging him to more seriously consider it.
Romney has huddled with prominent donors and reconnected with supporters in key states in recent months. Because of the vacuum of power within his party and the lack of a clear 2016 front-runner, confidants said Romney is grappling with this question: If drafted, would he answer the party’s call?

Further juicing the speculation was a Des Moines Register-Bloomberg News poll released over the weekend showing that Romney is the only potential 2016 candidate who would beat Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) among likely Iowa voters, 44 percent to 43 percent.
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>> No. 97872 ID: ddcf9f
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Calling them People of Colour is one step away from calling them Darkies, you potential racist. There is no need to group every non-Caucasian person in a group. That trivializes their individual struggles against the white devil, you Aunt Tammy
>> No. 97877 ID: f18153
Frankly I hate the POC label too, I just mean not white. I don't think it's close to a slur though. Just too impecise.

As an Arab American I'm technically poc. But I don't hAve much in common with black peoples' experiences. Often it just ends up being a way for people who are tan to talk over black people and say it's the same thing. Frankly more and more people are agreeing with this. The broader activist community ain't tumblr.
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I too wouldn't call it a slur but it is pretty insulting both to all "people of color" and whiteys.

For them there darkies with their cornrows and origami, its saying they are all one group. Asians, Black, Arabians, Injuns, other Injuns, and everyone who isn't white is together and white people are separate from the other races, everyone but white people. Now I understand that probably not the intent, maybe, probably, but instead to just have a way of saying "non-white" without saying non-white which itself could be considering insulting by implying its white people and everyone else in classification.

And its imprecise. I am a person of color and that ain't just because the part of my family from Sicily had some jungle fever. Yesh white is technically not a color, its a shade, but my skin is kinda peach colored with the exception of my numerous scars and blemishes. I'm not white, I'm a colored person.

Going by that logic too them coal black black people aren't "of color" considering they are literally black and black ain't a color too. Neither is grey according to some sources, so I guess our visitors from Alpha Centauri staying at Area 51 aren't people of color either. Or people for that matter. Just like gingers.

This problem is just part of the problem that has been dicussed here before of arbitrarily lumping people together by limited factors, such as the example of lumping together a black NY businessman whos family came over here after slavery, a poor hoodrat who's family was picking dat cotton and some fresh off the boat African immigrant. Other then skin color, and even that will vary highly, they have little in common.
>> No. 97882 ID: 1bcb52
slavs aren't POC, but they're not white either
>> No. 97888 ID: db7b1c
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>slavs are grays
Ayyyy lmao

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97741 No. 97741 ID: 1a7dbc hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
>In a world history moment, China has just pushed off the United States as the world's top economy, according to new data from the International Monetary Fund.

>The measurement, known as Purchasing Power Parity, shows that Chinese consumers are able to buy more shoes, Starbucks and cars than Americans can with their money - a clear sign of China's rising wealth and superpower status.

>“Now it is official. In 2014, the International Monetary Fund estimates the size of the US economy was $17.4 trillion and the size of China’s economy was $17.6 trillion,” wrote Chris Giles.

>The data is available on the IMF's website, when queried.


America self destructing faster than Lindsay Lohan. By the way that Lindsay shit can't happen in China because
>Stars who have used drugs, visited prostitutes or been involved in other law-breaking will not be allowed to appear on Chinese television, movie screens or other forms of broadcast
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>> No. 97774 ID: bf869b
1) It's not a happy medium. That's like saying NY or Illinois or Maryland or California gun rights are a happy medium just because of post-Heller/MacDonald, et. al.
2) RTW isn't being pushed under the table 'too' in the US. The Michigan debacle was huge. A cursory google search of 'right-to-work' shows protests, court challenges and other developments.
3) I'm not going to take the time to put together the discussion and link you to sources, if you're just going to continue to repeat the points you're asking me to dispute and introduce new ones. The frequency with which you've required spoonfeeding and still remained obtuse is something I find more taxing than other political viewpoints among the userbase which I actually take more disagreement with.
>> No. 97776 ID: 095a2b
Fuck you too buddy
>> No. 97777 ID: bf869b
See, if you were a real American instead of just half, you'd understand that all corporate employers worked hard for their wealth, and all union supporters are poor people who are unskilled lazy bums. ;) ;)
>> No. 97791 ID: 626b5e

That, and union bosses are all communist infiltrators bent on destroying America from the inside. Far from unskilled, they're the former KGB's top agents.
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>all union supporters are poor people who are unskilled lazy bums


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00:00 About 20 or 30 meters away, I found our fellow student Edgar Andres Vargas, who had already been shot in the head. I found him and our friend was walking bent over, very seriously wounded, bleeding profusely.
00:25 We carried him as well as we could, and we kept running, running, running, and we could feel the shots hitting the cars that were on the sides.
00:30 We were running behind about three cars, so they would not hit us.
00:42 The afternoon of the 26th, we were at school. We knew that our fellow students had gone towards Iguala to ask for donations.
00:50 Around 7:30 or 8:00, a fellow student called me on my phone and told me, "Listen, the the police here in Iguala are shooting at us."
01:00 As soon as he told us that, well, I ran looking for our fellow students, quickly, quickly, and we organized a trip over there, using the school's Suburban.
01:12 So, we were fast, too fast, and we got there as fast as we could, and we went to the place where they told us things were happening.
01:20 We thought that when we got there, if the ones who were firing were policemen, and if they were on one side and the students on the other, well…we were going to calm things down, you know? To ask what’s happening, the reason for the attack, calm down, what’s done is done. Let’s take our fellow students away with us.
01:45 That's basically what we were going there for. More so because a fellow student had already told us a kid had been wounded already, or that he was dead, we were already saying among ourselves that he was dead. (but) he was not dead, it was fellow student Aldo Gutierrez Solano, the one still in the coma, brain dead, the one shot in the head, that is who it was.
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97798 No. 97798 ID: b3b8a3 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Iowa U.S. Senate Libertarian candidate dies in plane crash
By Brendan O'Brien

(Reuters) - A Libertarian Party candidate for Iowa's U.S. Senate seat has died in the crash of a small airplane near Dubuque Regional Airport in Iowa, authorities said on Tuesday.

Dr. Douglas Butzier died when the single-engine airplane he was piloting crashed late Monday about a mile north of the airport's runway, the Dubuque Sheriff's Department said in a statement.

Butzier, 59, who was alone in the Piper airplane, had taken off about an hour earlier from Ankeny Regional Airport north of Des Moines, Iowa, authorities said.

Butzier was president of the medical staff and a member of the board of trustees at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque, where he had served in the emergency department for 17 years, the hospital said.

"He was a leader among his peers, and we will all miss his strong, intelligent, thoughtful presence, and we express our collective condolences to Doug's family, friends, and colleagues," Russell Knight, Mercy president and chief executive officer, said in a statement.

Butzier had no previous political experience and had 2 percent support in a recent Public Policy polling survey for the open U.S. Senate seat. The top candidates are Republican Joni Ernst and Democrat Bruce Braley.

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>> No. 97819 ID: c565c4
Exactly, that's why the Reptilians used one of their interstellar frigates to shoot down the plane. As I said before, no one actually crashes their plane. It's all part of the plan.
>> No. 97820 ID: 1bcc0d
Depends on the model. I hate Piper Cubs just because I'm becoming that hipster-mechanic that hates Piper Cubs and Stearmans. I seriously do not understand the appeal of thosetwo airframes, and I have no idea why pilots go all googly-eyed when they talk about them.
>> No. 97822 ID: feecf3
Because they have that "classic" look.
>> No. 97825 ID: f65b5f
Right because the only way to bring down a prop plane is with aliens.
Sabotage or any of a thousand different mechanisms, or bad radio instructions giving him the wrong altitudes, or switching out his meds for something dangerous is less believable than a reptilian invasion.

Stop posting you dumb motherfucker.
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Well I am from Lock Haven so of course I am biased, but it is part nostalgia for the golden age of civil aviation, plus the fact that Cubs can still be had for cheap and are retard-easy to fly.

Imagine if you could go down to a car dealership and buy a 57 Bel-Air for 5 grand.

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