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[VIDEO] Meet the Rezvani Beast: The 500-HP Supercar Based On Ariel Atom

Rezvani Beast, as the name speaks for itself, is a high-performance supercar built by Rezvani Motors. Introduced in the year 2014, Rezvani Beast is adorned brilliantly with a lightweight carbon fiber body based on the… 350 more words

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[VIDEO] OH YES HE DID: Entrepreneur Kevin Czinger’s First 3D-Printed SUPERCAR

Meet Blade – a super-light sports car with a 3D printed chassis, designed as an alternative to traditional car manufacturing. Through 3D printing, entrepreneur Kevin Czinger has developed a radical new way to build cars with a much lighter footprint.

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Pundit Planet Celebrates Friday

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[VIDEO] Friend: Dyllan Storm Roof Took Gun from His Mom – She Didn’t Trust Him With It

“He said that he took it from his mom. And he told me his mom didn’t know he had the gun… Yeah, it was his gun but his mom took it from Dylann.”

A friend of Charleston shooter Dylann Storm Roof spoke with Greta Van Susteren tonight. He told Greta Dyllan took the gun from his mother that he used in the mass murder. He said Dyllan’s mom didn’t trust him with it so she took it away.

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[VIDEO] Man Who Enjoys 24/7 Protection of People Walking Around with Guns: ‘You Can’t Have People Walking Around with Guns’

 


[VIDEO] OH YES SHE DID: CNN Says Dallas Gunman was ‘Courageous and Brave’


OH YES THEY DO: Polls Say Americans Prefer to Live Around Armed People

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Just 22% of Likely U.S. Voters would feel safer living in a neighborhood where nobody was allowed to own a gun over one where they could have a gun for their own protection

Charles C.W. Cooke writes: Today, Rasmussen finds that the vast majority of Americans also want to live around other armed people:

The question Rasmussen asked was, ”Would you feel safer moving to a cookeneighborhood where nobody was allowed to own a gun or a neighborhood where you could have a gun for your own protection?” From this, outfit drew the conclusion that ”Americans prefer living in neighborhoods with guns. This seems fair to me. After all, if you have the right to own a gun, everyone else does too. At the very least, though, one can take from this inquiry that the vast majority of Americans want the capacity to own a firearm for their protection, and that they would not want to move somewhere where it was prohibited….(read more)

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Source: A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 22% of Likely More-guns-less-crimeU.S. Voters would feel safer living in a neighborhood where nobody was allowed to own a gun over one where they could have a gun for their own protection.

[See John R. Lott’s More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws, Third Edition (Studies in Law and Economics) at Amazon]

Sixty-eight percent (68%) would feel safer in a neighborhood where guns are allowed, while 10% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.

 


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[VIDEO] Homemade 40W LASER SHOTGUN

Just finished building my 40W(!!!) laser shotgun!!! The output of this laser is complete insanity, and is made up of 8 parallel 5W laser beams totaling to 40W. The parallel beams are manipulated with lenses, sort of like how a choke modifies the spread of a shotgun blast.

The massive diode array is powered by a huge lithium polymer battery pack (capable up dumping 250A) and the laser array is regulated by a whopping 24 LM317 drivers.

For licensing/usage please email licensing@rumble.com.

This is definitely the craziest thing I have ever built, but I hope to beat this invention with something even crazier before too long.

 


[PHOTO] Shot of the Transparent Car on display in the General Motors Building

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Shot of the Transparent Car on display in the General Motors Building

 


Who’s the Driving Force in Nation’s Shift from Gun Control to Gun Rights? Women

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Women Are Buying More Guns Than Ever

AWR Hawkins writes: Women have emerged as one of the fastest-growing demographics of new gun buyers and concealed carry permit holders in the country, and in the process, they have become a driving force in the shift in American attitudes from pro-gun control to pro-gun rights.women-with-guns-ryanlatta-flickr

“This growing participation of women in firearm purchases and firearm-related activities has not happened overnight. Rather, it has been steadily increasing over a number of years.”

In January, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that “women [are] buying more guns than ever.” And the result of this surge in women gun buyers has been an expansion of firearms and firearms accessories made to cater to the female market. Many of the accessories are often designed and marketed by fellow women gun owners.

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“The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that this is not only providing new markets for the gun industry and expanding the number of concealed carry permits issued to women, but also impacting Americans’ views on guns and gun rights.”

This growing participation of women in firearm purchases and firearm-related activities has not happened overnight. Rather, it has been steadily increasing over a number of years. For example, the National Shooting Sports Foundation found that 2011 and 2012 showed the surge beginning with a “79 percent … increase in female” customers buying firearms and/or firearm accessories. The trend has continued from that point. Read the rest of this entry »


Boeing Unveils Amazing, Slightly Terrifying New Electromagnetic Pulse Weapon

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Rich Smith reports: Born into Generation X, I grew up with the threat of nuclear war — and all its corollaries, from visions of mushroom clouds to “duck and cover” drills in high school to Terminator movies, and of course, the ever-present worry that one day a sneaky Soviet satellite would detonate way up in the sky and fry all of our electronics with an “electromagnetic pulse.”

“What makes CHAMP even more interesting is that, unlike a nuclear electromagnetic pulse weapon, which fires once, blacking out entire nation-states, CHAMP can fire multiple times, pinpointing and blacking out only essential targets.”

So imagine my surprise when the U.S. Air Force confirmed last week that it’s developed an electromagnetic pulse weapon of its own, and that Boeing(NYSE: BA  ) is helping to build it.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory maps the areas likely to be blacked out in the event of a high-altitude nuclear EMP attack on the United States. Boeing's area of effect will be considerably smaller. Image source: Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory maps the areas likely to be blacked out in the event of a high-altitude nuclear EMP attack on the United States.  Image source: Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

The weapon in question: Boeing’s “CHAMP,” short for Counter-electronics High-powered Microwave Advanced Missile Project. It’s essentially the old nuclear electromagnetic pulse weapon that we used to worry so much about — but without the nuclear part. CHAMP carries a small generator that emits microwaves to fry electronics with pinpoint accuracy. It targets not nations or cities but individual buildings, blacking out their electronics rather than blowing up physical targets (or people).

When CHAMP lights up, buildings go dark -- one by one. Image source: Boeing.

When CHAMP lights up, buildings go dark — one by one. Image source: Boeing.

What makes CHAMP even more interesting is that, unlike a nuclear electromagnetic pulse weapon, which fires once, blacking out entire nation-states, CHAMP can fire multiple times, pinpointing and blacking out only essential targets.

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This would permit, for example, taking down radar defenses in a hostile state, while saving the electrical grid that supports the civilian population. In a 2012 test flight in Utah, a single CHAMP was reported to have blacked out seven separate targets in succession, in one single mission.

CHAMP could be arriving in Air Force arsenals soon -- delivered by Stealth. Image source: Boeing.

CHAMP could be arriving in Air Force arsenals soon — delivered by Stealth. Image source: Boeing.

Even back then, a Boeing representative was able to boast: “We hit every target we wanted to,” predicting further that “in the near future, this technology may be used to render an enemy’s electronic and data systems useless even before the first troops or aircraft arrive.” Read the rest of this entry »


[VIDEO] Meet the Fastest Car Ever Made

Part spaceship, part racing car, part jet fighter, we go behind-the-scenes to discover how to reach 1,000mph on land

Dubbed as the Concorde for this generation by its makers, the SSC in Bloodhound SSC stands for supersonic car. If all goes to plan, the hope is this vehicle will smash not only the current land speed record but also the air speed record by exceeding 1,000mph (1,600km/h).

So how do you create something that can reach these remarkable speeds? Mark Chapman, chief engineer of the Bloodhound project reveals what it takes to create such a machine. Find out why it needs three engines, and the key problem that took 18 months to solve.

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Texas Dept of Public Safety’s New Tourism Ad

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Police Looking for Serial Armed Robber Hitting Seattle Sandwich Shops, Coffee Stands

SEATTLE — Police are hoping the public can help identify an armed robber who they say has been targeting restaurants and coffee shops in the Queen Anne, Wedgwood, Ravenna, Maple Leaf, and Greenwood neighborhoods.

Police said Wednesday that over the past three months, the masked gunman has walked into seven different businesses — sometimes just as staff are closing up shop — and demanded money from employees while holding them at gunpoint. Read the rest of this entry »


[VIDEO] Glock G43 9mm: Too Little Too Late?


Kevin D. Williamson: ‘Texas is where ISIS Wannabes Get Outgunned at An Art Gallery’

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Misplaced Capitol Police Gun Found in Boehner’s Bathroom by 7-Year-Old

Ben Kamisar reports: Capitol Police officers misplaced their loaded guns in plain sight on at least three separate occasions, including once when a small child found the weapon, according to a Roll Call analysis of a Capitol Police Board report.bohner

“The Department takes very seriously all breaches of Department rules and has established policies that address such matters.”

— Lt. Kimberly Schneider, a Capitol Police spokeswoman

One officer assigned to protect Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) left his gun in a toilet seat cover holder in a bathroom stall in the Capitol Visitor Center in January, according to the paper.

Another assigned to the detail of Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) left a firearm in the bathroom of the Speaker’s suite, where a 7- or 8-year-old visiting child discovered the gun. The Glock pistol left by Boehner’s detail does not have a traditional locking mechanism and could still be fired when left out, Roll Call reported.

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“Each disciplinary matter is thoroughly investigated and reviewed, employees are held accountable for their conduct, and they are provided due process in adjudicating these matters. Depending on the nature and seriousness of the violation, an employee’s record, and other ‎required considerations, an appropriate penalty is applied, up to and including termination of employment.”

A janitor found the third pistol out in the Capitol Police headquarters, according to the paper.

The report on the January incident reportedly shows that police brass recommended a six-day suspension without pay for the officer from McConnell’s detail as punishment, but Roll Call reports that the other two incidents are still under investigation.

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“As a matter of policy, the Department does not routinely discuss internal personnel matters, in order to maintain the integrity of the Department.”

Boehner spokesman Michael Steel declined to comment on the incidents, referring questions to Capitol Police. Read the rest of this entry »


BREAKING: Bloodthirsty Millionaire Capitalist Michael Moore Endorses Widespread Private Gun Ownership and Vigilantism #Baltimore

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OH YES THEY DID: U.S. Military Develops Self-Guided ‘Smart Bullet’

Videos supplied by DARPA show the bullets making sharp turns in midair as they pursue their targets

(CNN) Don Melvin writes: You know the phrase “dodging a bullet”? Forget about it. Probably not going to happen anymore.

The U.S. military said this week it has made great progress in its effort to develop a self-steering bullet.

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“True to DARPA’s mission, EXACTO has demonstrated what was once thought impossible: the continuous guidance of a small-caliber bullet to target.”

— Jerome Dunn, DARPA program manager

In February, the “smart bullets” — .50-caliber projectiles equipped with optical sensors — passed their most successful round of live-fire tests to date, according to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA.

In the tests, an experienced marksman “repeatedly hit moving and evading targets,” a DARPA statement said.

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“This live-fire demonstration from a standard rifle showed that EXACTO is able to hit moving and evading targets with extreme accuracy at sniper ranges unachievable with traditional rounds.”

“Additionally,” the statement said, “a novice shooter using the system for the first time hit a moving target.” In other words, now you don’t even have to be a good shot to hit the mark.

The system has been developed by DARPA’s Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance program, known as EXACTO.

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“Fitting EXACTO’s guidance capabilities into a small .50-caliber size is a major breakthrough and opens the door to what could be possible in future guided projectiles across all calibers.”

“True to DARPA’s mission, EXACTO has demonstrated what was once thought impossible: the continuous guidance of a small-caliber bullet to target,” said Jerome Dunn, DARPA program manager. Read the rest of this entry »


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