Source: Fox News
A loaded 12-gauge shotgun was found in the glove compartment of the Honda Civic
The Arlington Police now have permission to fly their unmanned helicopters during daylight hours and below 400 feet in altitude.
Source: Austin American Statesman
Arlington police and the Montgomery County sheriff’s office Arlington police and the Montgomery County sheriff’s office appear to be the only local law enforcement agencies in the appear to be the only local law enforcement agencies in the state that have drones and FAA approval to operate them. state that have drones and FAA approval to operate them. Arlington has two 6-foot-long, battery-powered, miniature Arlington has two 6-foot-long, battery-powered, miniature helicopters that cost about $100,000 each. Montgomery helicopters that cost about $100,000 each. Montgomery County, north of Houston, has gained national attention with County, north of Houston, has gained national attention with its $300,000 jet-fueled Shadowhawk, considered big at 29 its $300,000 jet-fueled Shadowhawk, considered big at 29 pounds and 7 feet in length. Both types of drones were pounds and 7 feet in length. Both types of drones were bought with Homeland Security funds.
The latest research to correlate the increased severity of storm surge activity with climate change comes from Aslak Grinsted who works at the Centre for Ice and Climate at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen. In his paper, which has just been published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Grinsted proposes a new combined model to prognosticate hurricane surge threats — one that compares the record of hurricane activity in the Atlantic based on storm surge statistics (extracted from tide gauges) to changes in global temperature patterns.
If Grinsted’s two degree prediction comes to pass, we can expect a Katrina-like hurricane once every two years. Worse, with rising sea levels, the destructiveness of the surges could be greatly exacerbated.
Source: The Guardian
Michael Kieschnick, chief executive of Credo Mobile, hailed the judge's order as "the most significant court victory for our constitutional rights since the dark day when George W Bush signed the Patriot Act".
Kieschnick said: "This decision is notable for its clarity and depth. From this day forward, the US government's unconstitutional practice of using national security letters to obtain private information without court oversight and its denial of the first amendment rights of national security letter recipients have finally been stopped by our courts."
NSLs have been an increasingly important part of the US government's approach to counter-terrorism, though their growing use has been matched by mounting unease on the party of civil libertarians.
Last year the FBI sent out more than 16,000 of the letters relating to the private data – mainly financial, internet or phone records – of more than 7,000 Americans.
Wind farms are typically built on upland sites, where peat soil is common. In Scotland alone, two thirds of all planned onshore wind development is on peatland. England and Wales also have large numbers of current or proposed peatland wind farms.
But peat is also a massive store of carbon, described as Europe’s equivalent of the tropical rainforest. Peat bogs contain and absorb carbon in the same way as trees and plants — but in much higher quantities.
British peatland stores at least 3.2 billion tons of carbon, making it by far the country’s most important carbon sink and among the most important in the world.
Wind farms, and the miles of new roads and tracks needed to service them, damage or destroy the peat and cause significant loss of carbon to the atmosphere, where it contributes to climate change.
Source: Daily Mail
A determined Christian evangelist has demonstrated his devotion to his faith by carrying a huge cross for thousands of miles across the globe for the past 26 years. Lindsay Hamon, 60, has trekked through 19 countries including India, New Zealand, Romania and Sri Lanka during his remarkable journey.
Mr Hamon receives generous donations from supporters to help him stay on the road, but he stops to carry out carework in his home town in order to pay his family's bills.
He often finds himself <b>ministering to prostitutes or invited to brothels</b>, and will regularly spend nights in bus shelters or basic accommodation with only a sleeping bag, and a hole in the floor for a toilet.
Source: Videos for Truth
A video demonstration conducted under the supervision Sheriff Ken Campbell of Boone County, Indiana, shows that magazine limitations have little or no real effect on a shooter’s ability to deliver aimed fire.
Sheriff Ken Campbell of Boone County, Indiana, oversaw testing that magazine limitations have little or no effect on a shooter’s ability to deliver aimed fire. Funding for the video was provided by ArmaLite. In the video, Sheriff Campbell says, “One of the reasons that magazine restrictions are being proposed is the perception that if the active shooter has fewer bullets in magazines, he will have to reload sooner and this will create an opportunity for someone to tackle him during the reload.”
|Jim - Years of experience shooting|
|Pistol with Two 15-round magazines||20.64|
|Pistol with Three 10-round magazines||18.05|
|Pistol with Five six-round magazines||21.45|
|AR-15 with One 20-round magazine||12.16|
|AR-15 with Two 10-round magazines||10.73|
|Christie - Less experienced shooter|
|Pistol with Two 15-round magazines||22.90|
|Pistol with Three 10-round magazines||25.51|
|Pistol with Five six-round magazines||26.93|
|AR-15 with One 20-round magazine||12.26|
|AR-15 with Two 10-round magazines||14.63|