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99237 No. 99237 ID: e365e5 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
>Journalist Chris Kenny, who was in the shop about 20 minutes before the siege began, said he understood the automatic glass sliding doors had been disabled. 'I did speak to a couple of people who saw a bit more of this unfold than I did,' he said. 'One woman said she tried to go into the shop just after I came out with my takeaway coffee but the doors wouldn't open. 'So obviously whoever is doing this has disabled the automatic glass sliding doors to stop anyone else going in and she said immediately she could see there was a weapon. 'The woman was quite frantic but very clear what she was telling (the police). 'I know the faces of the people who are sitting there enjoying a morning coffee.' The Seven Network newsroom, which is in a building opposite the cafe, has been evacuated. Other buildings in Martin Place, including the nearby Westpac building, have been cleared. 'We're just recommending no one go near Martin Place at the moment,' a NSW Police spokeswoman said.

>Armed men walked into the Lindt café in Martin Place at 9.45am this morning

>Up to 20 people including staff and customers are being held hostage\

>A black shahada flag is being held up in the window

>Reports that hostage-taker has a shotgun and possibly an explosive device

>Heavily armed police have sealed off area around the café

>Airspace over Sydney CBD is shut and Martin Place station is also closed

>Sydney Opera House has been evacuated after reports of a 'suspicious device'
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>> No. 99417 ID: b58c21
Can't we just have the LDS retrospectively baptise these fuckers?
>> No. 99418 ID: 78430e
>>99392
>“This is not a human, this is an animal. He killed innocent people … even if you paid us $3 million we would not do his funeral.”

Absolutely wonderful.
>> No. 99473 ID: 99cd2d
>>99254
>I wonder why we allow streaming like this. The perp could be seeing this too. They've cut the power and they'll likely jam GSM/UMTS/3G/4G/etc

Jamming is one of the last resorts for any kind of EW - and for VERY good reasons. For example: it would force an opponent to communicate via alternate means (read severed head tossed onto the pavement); it also limits your ability to build an accurate ORBAT (read hunting for rogue cell phone in the vicinity that may indicate a hidden overwatch element; or evidence that the hostage taker could be under duress)

In relation to GSM/UMTS/4G - if you closely observe the police ninjas - as they run through last second preps you can see a few quickly glance at their phones while changing pockets etc. Pretty sure they're reassuring themselves that there's no outside reception bars and that no inbound cell phone signal's gonna end them. No one's making "relax love" calls immediately afterwards.

jamming's not relevant 99% of the time for phone signals (e.g. except in circumstances like a convoy moving thru a sea of innocent phonecalls while there's an absence of technical boffins). Communication is entirely dependent upon a network of towers etc. Nothing's gonna go boom if those towers don't play ball. Setup a fake tower network - then cut the spine on their comms.

In fact better he fumbles with his phone during the flashbang disco, then the appropriate rx phone can be identified and located before it's detonated by a 2ndary trigger (read timer).
>> No. 99475 ID: 99cd2d
Jamming's contingent upon over-powering the jammed signal in an omnidirectional 360x360 sphere. Each of those 360x360 degree sized arcs is subject to its own shielding/reflection etc, as are your transmission antennaes.

You need extraordinary power output to achieve this over each degree of that sphere. Step 1ft to the left and take drink some water - kaboom.
>> No. 99478 ID: 99cd2d
*180×360 arcs (for each of several potential towers)


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99386 No. 99386 ID: 5323ad hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/12/15/371035779/the-u-s-has-a-surgeon-general-for-the-first-time-in-17-months
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/17/science/a-new-surgeon-general-unafraid-of-taking-a-stand-on-a-divisive-issue.html?_r=0

Oh, goddamnit.

I remember what I said a year ago and I'm sticking to it, aside from the part about calling him a dotskin.

Iirc his Doctors for America organization actually used to be called Doctors for Obama.
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>> No. 99437 ID: a4f98f
>>99386
Obama nominates another brown person who donated to his campaign. This really isn't news. I'm wondering if Obama knows any white people.
>> No. 99438 ID: 3ff3c7
>>99437
Look up Valerie Jarrett.
>> No. 99443 ID: a4f98f
>>99438
From Wikipedia:
Jarrett was born in Shiraz, Iran, to American parents James E. Bowman and Barbara Taylor Bowman. One of her maternal great-grandfathers, Robert Robinson Taylor, was an architect who is sometimes cited as the first accredited African American architect.

Father:
James Edward Bowman was born on February 5, 1923, in Washington, D.C., the son of Dorothy (Peterson), a homemaker, and James Edward Bowman, Sr., a dentist.[3] He attended Dunbar High School. He earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from Howard University in 1943 and 1946. He did medical internships at Freedmen's Hospital in Washington D.C. and at Provident Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. His residency in pathology was at St. Luke's Hospital in Chicago where he was the first African American resident.

Mother:
Bowman is African American and was married to the late medicalist James E. Bowman, renowned pathologist and geneticist of African American descent, and the first black Resident at St. Luke’s Hospital. They have one daughter, Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Liaison in the Obama administration.[8] Their granddaughter, Laura Jarrett, graduated from Harvard Law School in 2010 and married [9] Tony Balkissoon, June 2012.

What the hell were they doing in Iran in 1956?
>> No. 99446 ID: 3ff3c7
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>>99443
I brought her up because I was hoping you'd come to the conclusion that she's the one who calls the shots, not because I was saying she was white. The news don't call her the Obama Whisperer for nothin'.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2014/03/all_in_the_family_valerie_jarrett_and_the_chicago_communists.html
>Professor Paul Kengor provides fascinating details about her background, and that of other key members of Obama’s Chicago circle, in an interview with Jamie Glazov of Front Page Magazine. The entire interview should be read, but here are some key excerpts of information that ought to receive far wider public scrutiny.
>She was born in Shiraz, Iran in November 1956, the time of the Suez crisis.
>Her father was a pathologist and geneticist at a children’s hospital in Shiraz as part of a U.S. aid program to assist developing countries. The family eventually returned to America, specifically Chicago, in 1963. Her mother was a child psychologist who helped establish the Erikson Institute, which (Hillary Clinton-like) specialized in “child advocacy.”
>The Erikson Institute got funding from the Woods Charitable Fund. If that sounds familiar to readers here, it’s because Barack Obama and Bill Ayers eventually served together as board members at Woods.
>> No. 99454 ID: a4f98f
>>99446
>Her mother was a child psychologist who helped establish the Erikson Institute.
"The Institute’s academic programs, applied research, and community work focus on children from birth through age eight, particularly those at risk for academic failure."

This sounds a lot like the Jesuit motto: Give me a child until he is seven and I will give you the man. This is smart on the part of Progressives. Propagandize the youth, and when they are old they will obey.

I've heard a little of Ms. Jarrett, and I have heard that she does run the White House. I guess we've had our first woman President, well... second, if you count Eleanor. It's hard to run a country from the golf course.

It's party politics with them all. What about the ambassador to Argentina who did what, manage a Blockbuster, and donated money to the Obamas, so they made him ambassador? You're with the party elite, so you get favors. This shit is embarrassing.


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99427 No. 99427 ID: 3ff3c7 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
http://www.stripes.com/news/us/1-000-soldiers-from-the-82nd-airborne-headed-to-iraq-1.320194

WASHINGTON — Approximately 1,000 paratroopers from the Army’s famed 82nd Airborne Division will deploy to Iraq early next year to help the Iraqi security forces take on the Islamic State, the Pentagon announced Friday.
The soldiers from the 82nd’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team, based at Fort Bragg, N.C., will begin to deploy in late January to train, advise and assist the ISF, Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters.
Their mission is part of the coalition effort to build up the Iraqi army and Kurdish peshmerga so that they can recapture territory from Islamic State militants.
The paratroopers are preparing for a nine-month deployment, according to a spokeswoman for the 82nd Airborne.
Approximately 300 troops from other Army, Air Force and Marine Corps units will also deploy to provide “enabler” support in areas such as counterintelligence, logistics, and signals, Kirby said.
Last month, President Barack Obama authorized an additional 1,500 troops to deploy to Iraq to participate in the train, advise and assist mission. The deployment of elements of the 82nd Airborne is part of that initiative.

Caption: U.S. Army paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division descend to the ground after jumping out of a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft over drop zone Sicily during Joint Operations Access Exercise at Ft. Bragg, N.C., on Sept. 10, 2011. The one-week exercise prepares the Air Force and the Army to respond to worldwide crises and contingencies.
>> No. 99429 ID: 3ff3c7
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Hodgepodge from previous thread: http://www.operatorchan.org/n/res/93029.html
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Statement by the Press Secretary on the War Powers Resolution Report
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/06/16/statement-press-secretary-war-powers-resolution-report-iraq
>Today, consistent with the War Powers Resolution, the President transmitted a report notifying the Congress that up to approximately 275 U.S. military personnel are deploying to Iraq to provide support and security for U.S. personnel and the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad...

First it was no troops, then it was 100 Marines and soldiers to secure the embassy, now it's 275, and
http://www.stripes.com/news/us/marines-deployed-to-persian-gulf-for-potential-iraq-operations-1.289228
>The USS Mesa Verde, carrying about 550 Marines, entered the Persian Gulf on Monday, as the U.S. prepares for potential Iraq contingency operations, according to Navy and Marine Corps officials.

http://m.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-27932443
>President Barack Obama says the US will send 300 military advisers to Iraq to help fight Islamist-led insurgents.

https://news.yahoo.com/obama-sending-200-more-us-troops-iraq-212704528--politics.html
>Obama sending 200 more U.S. troops to Iraq
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98948 No. 98948 ID: 16080f hide watch quickreply [Reply]
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-gun-law-challenge-20141121-story.html

21 states have submitted briefs as amicus curiae to support an appeal of the decision regarding the District court upholding the Maryland AR-15 ban on the grounds that the guns on the ban list were not in common use and had no lawful purpose in the hands of citizens.

>Blake wrote that she considered the ban a legitimate way to improve public safety.

The key plaintiff has been changed from Stephen V. Kolbe to Wink's Sporting Goods, Inc.

>Maryland has not yet filed its response, due by the end of the year.
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99423
Text: http://www.ca6.uscourts.gov/opinions.pdf/14a0296p-06.pdf

Clifford Charles Tyler went through something pretty close to one of my personal nightmare scenarios, and despite his eventual victory almost thirty years later, the fact that he went through what he and other went through is one of the reasons why I'd never seek help even if I needed it.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-appeals-court-expands-gun-rights-1418939537?mod=WSJ_hpp_MIDDLENexttoWhatsNewsThird

>In the first legal ruling of its type, a federal appeals court in Cincinnati on Thursday deemed unconstitutional a federal law that kept a Michigan man who was briefly committed to a mental institution decades ago from owning a gun.
>“The government’s interest in keeping firearms out of the hands of the mentally ill is not sufficiently related to depriving the mentally healthy, who had a distant episode of commitment, of their constitutional rights,” wrote Judge Danny Boggs, an appointee of President Ronald Reagan, for the panel.
>Lucas McCarthy, Mr. Tyler’s lawyer, called the ruling “a forceful decision to protect Second Amendment rights,” and said he hoped it that it would have “a significant impact on the jurisprudence in the area of gun rights.”
>The Justice Department didn’t respond to a request for comment.

http://armsandthelaw.com/archives/2014/12/major_6th_circu.php

>as-applied challenge to prohibition against those who have a mental commitment.
>Majority goes with strict scrutiny. Lengthy discussions of various prohibited person categories. Scalia's "presumptively lawful" treated as ambitious, with note that under any heightened scrutiny the law cannot be presumed valid.
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99398 No. 99398 ID: 626b5e hide watch quickreply [Reply]
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/12/17/sony-hack-the-interview/20519545/

Thanks be to glorious leader Kim Jong Un, who today was successful in defeating the fat, unwashed, hipster Seth Rogan, and saving the cinematic art from another of his terrible movies. Glorious Leader is a cinematic expert and knew that the world could not suffer another Seth Rogan movie so soon after the last one, and so saved humanity from his evil hipster plan to take $7.50 from them when they're bored yet again.

Post here praise for Dear Leader of Best Korea and his glorious defeat of Seth Rogan. We can only hope he'll manage to rid us of Jonah Hill & Michael Cera next... Please Dear Leader?
>> No. 99402 ID: 626b5e
  Dear Leader would also like to announce rights to production of movie-film about his glorious struggle against Darth Rogan to free Hollywood from the hipster sith will be given to acclaimed producer Jerry Bruckheimer.
>> No. 99403 ID: 90a126
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99403
Maybe Dear Leader can save us from the upcoming Star Wars movie, Blade Runner sequel, Beetlejuice sequel, Ghostbusters reboot, and the fucking Avatard sequels.
>> No. 99404 ID: 626b5e
>>99403

Actually, he has promised Disney to give it a nuclear tipped ICBM arsenal to make Disney Land a sovereign nuclear state, in exchange for Star Wars Ep. 8 to feature him battling against Darth Rogan the Hutt (played by a morbidly obese man crane-lifted from his bedridden home stay), and for JJ Abrams to be not only barred from the project, but hung.

Still better than what they WERE going to release, sigh.
>> No. 99415 ID: 810866
See dat killshot.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2ctqam_the-interview-clip-kim-jong-un-death-scene-james-franco-seth-rogen-movie_shortfilms
>> No. 99419 ID: 68aa6b
  Spineless husks in hollywood can't stand to raw power and will of Dear Leader.


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99413 No. 99413 ID: 5f2bf8 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
Eight children have been found dead at a house in Cairns in northern Queensland, say Australian police.

Police said a 34-year-old woman had been taken to hospital with stab wounds but was stable.

The details of the incident and the woman's relationship to the children, aged between 18 months and 15 years, are not yet clear.

Australian reports say the children were stabbed but police have not confirmed this.

Police said it was a "tragic event" but there was no cause for public concern.

The house in the Manoora suburb has been cordoned off and detectives are searching the yard.

Police have not yet said if they have made any arrests, but say the injured woman is assisting with their investigations.

The BBC's Jon Donnison in Sydney says it appears police are not looking for any suspects.
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99329 No. 99329 ID: 3ff3c7 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
http://www.businessinsider.com/era-of-opec-is-over-2014-12
http://www.azcentral.com/story/money/business/consumer/2014/12/15/arizona-gas-prices-continue-to-drop/20432125/

From what I understand this was dialed in by the Saudis, partially in retaliation to the US fracking boom, but also as a fuck-you to Iran.

Considering this in tandem with the hard crash of the ruble, Russia is in some serious trouble, but to a lesser degree so is the US with about a couple hundred billion in shale debt. The tradeoff is that while America isn't going to become a net exporter anytime soon, it will have decreased its imports.
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99390
>>99384
I still don't know that feeling yet.
>> No. 99395 ID: 5f2bf8
Still about $3.60 here in Seattle.

And of course gas prices plummet right after I quit my job with the 45 mile round trip commute.
>> No. 99396 ID: 5f2bf8
Oops, $2.60*
>> No. 99405 ID: 0df89d
Supoosedly this is seriously fucking with the Russian economy. The ruble went down 10% and numerous KHL (Russian hockey league) teams are folding. There also reports that players will only get half of their pay.

I have no idea how its effecting the rest of their economy but this can't be good in the long term. Expect blow back.
>> No. 99406 ID: 9ae0c2
Over here the gas is still about $2 per L.


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99374 No. 99374 ID: d4df2e hide watch quickreply [Reply]
Blowout soon, fellow stoner!

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-medical-pot-20141216-story.html

>Tucked deep inside the 1,603-page federal spending measure is a provision that effectively ends the federal government's prohibition on medical marijuana and signals a major shift in drug policy.

>The bill's passage over the weekend marks the first time Congress has approved nationally significant legislation backed by legalization advocates. It brings almost to a close two decades of tension between the states and Washington over medical use of marijuana.

>Under the provision, states where medical pot is legal would no longer need to worry about federal drug agents raiding retail operations. Agents would be prohibited from doing so.
>> No. 99375 ID: 885afe
>>99374
First time ive heard of the gov passing anything quietly that wasnt pants shittingly terrifying.
>> No. 99385 ID: 70d38f
>>99375
But what if it is, but you did not realize it yet?


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99309 No. 99309 ID: 2a3c21 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
In June, NASA finished work on a huge construction project here in Mississippi: a $349 million laboratory tower, designed to test a new rocket engine in a chamber that mimicked the vacuum of space.

Then, NASA did something odd.

As soon as the work was done, it shut the tower down. The project was officially “mothballed” — closed up and left empty — without ever being used.

BREAKING POINTS:
WHERE GOVERNMENT FALLS APART
Sixth in a series examining the failures at the heart of troubled federal systems.

Above: The A-3 test stand, shown under construction at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, was built for a rocket program that was canceled. (NASA)
“You lock the door, so nobody gets in and hurts themselves,” said Daniel Dumbacher, a former NASA official who oversaw the project.

The reason for the shutdown: The new tower — called the A-3 test stand — was useless. Just as expected. The rocket program it was designed for had been canceled in 2010.

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>> No. 99310 ID: 392726
IE: why government R&D is a joke.

NASA's mission has never faded, as the article asserts. What's happened is that the majority has literally decided "fuck science, we needs that money for welfare. Except global warming, you can have money to study that."
>> No. 99312 ID: db7b1c
>The rocket program it was designed for had been canceled in 2010.
>But, at first, cautious NASA bureaucrats didn’t want to stop the construction on their own authority. And then Congress — at the urging of a senator from Mississippi — swooped in and ordered the agency to finish the tower, no matter what.
Yeah it's definitely NASA that sucks, not different levels of government ordering them to do different things
>> No. 99336 ID: 613147
>>99312
I'm betting the original rocket project was scrapped due to budgetary constraints as well. Wouldn't surprise me if NASA secretly hoped to get it re-funded.

Also,
>>99310
>IE: why government R&D is a joke.
>literally the source of the biggest R&D payoffs that mankind has ever seen that didn't involve killing off a good-sized chunk of military age males.


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99271 No. 99271 ID: 0e6ce4 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
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>> No. 99303 ID: db7b1c
>>99296
xD
>> No. 99306 ID: 653e97
>pic

Invisible toilet!
>> No. 99307 ID: 18d5a7
Suspect still at large in my AO. Suspect is an OIF vet, USMCR, who I may have met at a drill a few years back. Killed ex wife, her mother and grandmother, her sister, sisters husband, and their daughter, reportedly over custody dispute. Report that he attempted to carjack a man walking his dog, but victim drew his CC on him and fired back. If he is in the woods by those apartments as reported there is no way this will go on much longer.
>> No. 99308 ID: d4df2e
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>>99306
>> No. 99325 ID: 48df09
Heard on NPR that they found the guy dead of a self inflicted knife wound. No word on what happened to the kiddies


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