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The Strange Death of Emile Zola

The most famous French writer of his day died at 62 in curious circumstances. Emile Zola and his wife Alexandrine returned to their house in the rue …

Blues America Part 1: Woke Up This Morning – Full Documentary

Robert Johnson in 1935<p><i>Blues America Part 1: Woke Up This Morning</i> is a 2013 BBC documentary on the story of the blues. Focusing on how this music …

NEW YEAR’S EVE in GERMANY where all hell breaks loose as 1,000+ Muslim invaders brawl, rape, rob, sexually assault German women at train station

Just five arrests have been made by German police after central Cologne was transformed into a war-zone on New Year’s Eve, as an estimated 1,000+ …

Islamic State Issues Fatwa On How To Properly Rape Enslaved Women, Girls

Far from trying to conceal the practice, ISIS has boasted about it and established a department of "war spoils" to manage slavery.<p>Islamic State theologians have issued an extremely detailed ruling on when "owners" of women enslaved by the extremist group can have sex with them, in an apparent bid …

Everything you need to know about the new street drug 'flakka' — its insane side effects aren't even the worst part

Many reports are saying this new designer drug is sweeping the state of Florida: Broward Health Medical Center — Florida's public hospital system and one of the largest in the nation — now sees an estimated 25 to 30 flakka patients a day, NBC News reports.<p>The mind-altering substance has been …

Drug Addiction

Here's the secret way to hide the iPhone apps that Apple won't let you delete

Apple includes 30 applications with the iPhone and none of them can be deleted. Many iPhone owners have resorted to creating an "Apple" folder that contains un-used and un-removeable apps.<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook, has vaguely hinted that the company may be working on a way to remove the default apps that …

iOS

How the Thompson gun went from a 'gangster weapon' to a WWII favorite

Despite what many think, the Thompson submachine gun was <i>not</i> the first submachine gun.<p>But many will argue it was the <i>best</i> submachine gun ever put in the hands of fighting men - whether they were "good guys" or "bad guys."<p>Well-made, robust, capable of firing more than 800 rounds a minute in some …

U.S. Marines

New Drone Registration Fees Cause Turbulence

Drone supporters railed against a new government policy unveiled on Monday that requires people who own drones to pay a $5 registration fee.<p>Their …

Drone owners in US required by law to register unmanned flying aircraft or face jail

With thousands of drones expected to be unwrapped this Christmas, airspace regulators have announced they will require all owners of flying craft in …

Unmanned Aircraft

US hobbyists 'must register drones' from 21 December

<b>Drones in the US, and the people who fly them, must be registered on a government database starting from 21 December.</b><p>Any drones purchased from that date onwards must be logged before the first outdoor flight, the country's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has said.<p>Existing drone owners have …

FAA

Construction Starts On Drone Airport In Nevada

What is this, an airport for drones?!?<p>When the new airport in Boulder City, Nevada opens, it will be missing a key component: passengers. Construction just started on the facility, which hopes to attract hobbyists, government officials, rescue workers, and private businesses, who are all eager to …

Windecker Eagle Takes Flight

It has been more than three decades since the first certified composite airplane, the Windecker Eagle, last took to the skies. But last week the …

Vintage

Willow and Big Mac Get the Flight of their Lives

Now here is a mission flight to save dogs that had a couple of unexpected twists and a bunch of firsts.<p>Peggy Harrell from SPCA Alliance of NC contacted us about transporting two dogs from Rocky Mount, North Carolina to North Adams, Massachusetts. Both were hounds and weighed approximately 50 pounds.<p>…

Pets

FAA Approves Test Flights for a Flying Car

Every day we get one step closer to living in an episode of the Jetsons.<p>The Federal Aviation Administration has approved test flights for an honest-to-goodness flying car. Patented in 2011, the TF-X is headed to the skies—in miniature form, at least—as an unmanned two-foot version of the aircraft, …

Amphibious Drone Makes First Flight

U650 takes off from water<p>The U560 amphibious drone recently completed its first test flight reports Liberation Daily News, a Chinese newspaper. Flying off of a lake in Jiangsu province, the drone's flight took 30 minutes.<p>Built by Vita Smart Systems Limited, a private sector Chinese aerospace firm, …

An unbelievable story of rape

First she was assaulted, then she was arrested and shamed. A must-read from ProPublica and The Marshall Project<p>No one came to court with her that day, except her public defender.<p>She was 18 years old, charged with a gross misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail.<p>Rarely do misdemeanors draw …

Crime

Frank Petersen, Marines’ First Black Aviator and General, Dies at 83

Retired Lt. Gen. Frank E. Petersen, who made history twice as the first African-American aviator in the Marine Corps and then as the Corps' first African-American general, has died at 83, the Marines' announced.<p>Petersen, who flew more than 350 combat missions in Korea and Vietnam, died Tuesday at …

Military

12 vintage photos that show the chaos of airports as 'the golden age' of air travel came to an end

During air travel's "golden age," passengers flew in style — sitting in large, comfortable seats, eating gourmet food, and drinking custom cocktails while they relaxed on the way to their final destination.<p>All of that changed with the passing of the Airline Deregulation Act in 1978. Carriers were …

Airports

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Challenge to Assault Weapons Ban in Chicago Suburb

"Political identity is fair game for hatred": how Republicans and Democrats discriminate - Vox

In 1960, Americans were asked whether they would be pleased, displeased, or unmoved if their son or daughter married a member of the other political party.<p>Respondents reacted with a shrug. Only 5 percent of Republicans, and only 4 percent of Democrats, said they would be upset by the cross-party …

Samuel L. Jackson Speaks Out Against the Racial Profiling of Muslims Post-San Bernardino

“I feel sorry for everybody who looks Middle Eastern,” the Oscar-nominated actor said Saturday.<p>“We have to be these very <i>nice</i> kinds of Negroes so that …

Revealed: How Britons welcomed black soldiers during WWII, and fought alongside them against racist GIs

Black American GIs billeted in the UK during WWII found warm welcome from British families, in contrast to vicious racist abuse meted out by their fellow countrymen<p>This was no ordinary Saturday night punch-up outside a pub.<p>At the height of World War Two, with the country gripped in a life or death …

George Orwell

The U.S. ‘Right’ to Own Guns Came With the ‘Right’ to Own Slaves

The grim history of gun violence in the United States goes way back, aided and abetted by the same monstrous reasoning that once defended …

Guns

San Bernardino shooters were radicalized 'for quite some time,' FBI says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Investigators believe the couple who gunned down 14 people last week in San Bernardino, California, planned their attack.<p>Shooters Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik practiced at gun ranges in the Los Angeles area, said David Bowdich, assistant director of the FBI's Los Angeles field …

Islam

The recent savage terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California has compelled at least two sheriffs and one police chief to ask citizens who are licensed to carry concealed weapons and retired police officer's to do so when they leave home. This call to arms has become necessary because of the heightened risk of a lone wolf terrorist attack like the one in San Bernardino. With this request comes a tremendous responsibility that will require a cool head. Should the hand of fate point in your direction, think before using deadly force to protect yourself, your family or an innocent bystander in what you believe to be a terrorist attack. Remember getting involved in a firefight with an armed terrorists could cost you your life. Think before you act. We don't want any dead heroes.

The recent savage terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California has compelled at least two sheriffs and one police chief to ask citizens who are licensed to carry concealed weapons and retired police officer's to do so when they leave home. This call to arms has become necessary because of the heightened risk of a lone wolf terrorist attack like the one in San Bernardino. With this request comes a tremendous responsibility that will require a cool head. Should the hand of fate point in your direction, think before using deadly force to protect yourself, your family or an innocent bystander in what you believe to be a terrorist attack. Remember getting involved in a firefight with an armed terrorists could cost you your life. Think before you act. We don't want any dead heroes.