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Nixie: wearable flying camera

Nixie is a personal, wearable, flying camera.  It's currently in development and looks awesome.  I wouldn't mind beta testing ...

Iraqi Christian to ISIS: ‘If you want to kill me for my faith I am prepared to die here now’

Faith in spite of terror. :

When Christian villagers from the Iraqi town of Caramles fled advancing IS forces, 80-year-old Victoria was among a dozen or so unable to leave. The widow, a Chaldean Catholic, knew nothing about the sudden evacuation that had suddenly emptied this ancient village she had known for so long. Next morning she went to church – St Addai’s – as she did every day. She found the place locked; the streets deserted. She knew IS had come.

We met Victoria on our first evening in Erbil at the start of a fact-finding and project assessment trip for Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need. She wanted to tell us the story of how she and her friend and neighbour Gazella survived.

For four days, they locked themselves in their home, not daring to venture out. “Prayer sustained us,” said Victoria. But they needed food for the body as well as food for the soul and when supplies ran dangerously low they went in search of water and other basics.

Inevitably they ran into IS forces. Explaining their situation, they asked for help and to their surprise IS gave them water even after they refused a request to abandon their faith.

Ghost Gunner

Cool, I want one!

Federal addresses the .22lr shortage

Idaho court: No constitutional right to share your city water with non-paying neighbor

I can't agree with this decision.  If I wanted to water my neighbor's lawn, fill their pool, or put out a grass fire with water that I get billed and pay for, I should be able to do that.  It is a separate issue that, in this case, the neighbor in question was not paying an outstanding debt to the water company.

Would the sharer have also been fined if his neighbor had come over to his house to get a drink or do their laundry?  What if they had gone to the YMCA to shower and the coin-op laundromat? Would they also be liable?  At :

A Spirit Lake man has lost a court appeal challenging a city fine he received for connecting his neighbor to his city water service via a hose, after the neighbor had been cut off for non-payment. Michael Freitas charged that the city couldn't constitutionally bar him from making a charitable gift of the water to his neighbor by running a hose across the alley. But the Idaho Court of Appeals, in a unanimous decision, upheld an earlier Kootenai County jury verdict that left Freitas with a $500 fine.

Attkisson: Border Patrol Says They’re Told 'Let as Many People Go as Possible'

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“Whether spoken or unspoken, there is a policy coming from the top, that they’re basically to be very lenient and try to let as many people go as possible, that’s what they think, that’s the message they think they’re receiving,” she stated on Thursday’s broadcast of “The Laura Ingraham Show.” She added that agents she has talked to believe “they’re being told not to do the job.”

Attkisson also reported that some of the court dates being given to illegal immigrants in the United States are for dates in 10 years, reporting, “I spoke to a member of Congress, if I understood him correctly, who said some of the court dates being given are 10 years out.”

1000 yard shot with a 9mm revolver

Jerry Miculek takes aim at a target 1000 yards downrange.  Ok, so he doesn't hit the balloon but does get close enough to pop it with fragments.  Still, holding over 150 feet above the target, this is amazing.

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by Dr. Radut