Authorities in northeastern Mexico’s Tamaulipas state recently dismantled an internet-operated video surveillance network used by a criminal group to monitor both government security forces and civilian life. The CCTV network comprised 39 cameras, according to El Universal, and is an unprecedented feat of counter-surveillance in an ongoing technological arms race between Mexican and American authorities and cartels. MORE
All you people who did not want President Obama to bomb Syria have contributed to this mess.
The war in Syria. The war in South Sudan. The conflicts in the Central African Republic, Iraq, Kenya and Afghanistan. It adds up. MORE
Fr. Warren Hall told Outsports, a magazine for gay athletes, that while he remained committed to his vocation as a priest and to his vow of celibacy, he was not going to hide his sexual orientation.
“I have to be myself,” Hall said. “I can’t worry what other people think.” MORE
The expenses include overtime pay for police and fire brigades, destruction of public property, and related costs incurred by outside jurisdictions – such as Pennsylvania and Washington DC – that responded to an official call for help MORE
Here’s the book for a world pretending everything is gray – even truth. Saint Irenaeus gave us the first Against the Heresies (Adversus Haereses) in the second century. In the 20th, it is as of a second Irenaeus that we present these conferences by Archbishop Lefebvre under the same title. They both address the same problem: Man playing God. Continue reading
President Obama’s administration on Wednesday claimed dominion over all of America’s streams, creeks, rills, ditches, brooks, rivulets, burns, tributaries, criks, wetlands — perhaps even puddles — in a sweeping move to assert unilateral federal authority.
Nebraska on Wednesday became the first conservative state in more than 40 years to abolish the death penalty, with lawmakers defying their Republican governor, Pete Ricketts, a staunch supporter of capital punishment who had lobbied vigorously against banning it. MORE
May 27, 2015
I finally found a Mexican willing to do a job no American will do! I have an explosive book on the No. 1 issue in the country coming out next week, I’ve already written 10 New York Times best-sellers — I’d be on a postage stamp if I were a liberal — but can’t get an interview on ABC, NBC or CBS.
Only Mexican-born Jorge Ramos would interview me on his Fusion network. Yay, Jorge! Continue reading
Figure 3. Infrared satellite imagery shows the extremely cold cloud tops (gray) associated with the torrential rains in the Houston area at 9:15 pm CDT on Monday night, May 25. Cloud-top temperatures at the height of the storms were colder than -100°F. Note the two eerie faces visible across southeast Texas! Larger version here [with time code but without state boundaries]. Image credit: NASA Earth Science Office, courtesy Stu Ostro. MORE
My strongest memory of Hurricane Katrina was of a video clip of a family on a roof, surrounded by water, calling to the helicopter for help (which they did not get). It takes 3 days for a person to die of dehydration. Bush did not send in help for 5 days.
Did that family die of dehydration? Or did they drink the flood waters? But were the flood waters salty so they could not?
Now I realize that millions of people in Nevada could die of dehydration, and they have no idea that they are in danger. Here’s how: MORE
Potable water reuse – or converting sewage effluent to heavily-treated, purified drinking water – is receiving renewed attention in California in the midst of the state’s four-year drought. MORE
From Galileo to genetics, the Roman Catholic Church has danced with science, sometimes in a high-tension tango but more often in a supportive waltz. Pope Francis is about to introduce a new twist: global warming. MORE
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Jorge Bergoglio, the leader of the modernist Vatican II sect, is priceless. Just when you thought it was going to be a slow news day, another bomb dropped. Addressing the people gathered at the “Day of Christian Unity” sponsored by the Protestant ecumenical movement John 17, on May 23, 2015, in Phoenix, Arizona, the “Pope” Francisco took the opportunity to promote once over the heresy of “ecumenism of blood”, but this time obviously in a more persistent than ever. The following are his words verbatim, as issued by the Vatican Radio: Continue reading