The New York Times Responds to Orlando Attack by Exploiting Fear, Inflaming Political Grievances, Smearing GOP Candidate

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At a time when other leaders would avoid divisive language and seek unity, Mr. Trump has intensified the power of fear in presidential politics in the aftermath of national crises….(vomit more here)

Source: The New York Times


Vintage Space Hardware of the Day: Gemini 2

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Gemini 2, the only operational Gemini capsule to bear U.S. Air Force markings, and the only capsule to make a second trip to space.

Exploring Space


RIGHT ON: Gun Group Steps Up, Offers Free Shotguns to Florida Residents to Protect Themselves from Crime

OldLadiesNoGunA gun group is offering free shotguns to residents in Florida, billing it as a way for people to protect themselves against crime.

Members of the Florida chapter of the Armed Citizen Project, which is based in Texas, began advertising the program on fliers in the Sunshine Gardens neighbourhood near Orlando. The neighbourhood is about 25 miles (40 kilometres) south of Sanford, a city thrust into an international debate about self-defence and race after neighbourhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old.

Zimmerman says he shot the teen in self-defence and was cleared of all charges in Martin’s death.

Ron Ritter, president of the Armed Citizen Project of Florida, said the donated guns will reach their new owners through participating dealers or gun shops. The new owners will have to pass a background check and also complete gun safety training, Ritter said Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »