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« Reply #10455 on: Apr 13th, 2014, 10:20am »

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« Reply #10456 on: Apr 13th, 2014, 10:24am »

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'Satnav' footwear that will help you find your way home

A new gadget you can wear in your shoes uses a Bluetooth link to connect to the mapping system on your mobile phone, sending discreet vibrations to your feet telling you which way to go

BY Alice Philipson
13 April 2014


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The days of trying to decipher a map on your mobile phone when you're lost may soon be at an end thanks to a new pair of shoes that tell you which way to walk.

The 'satnav' footwear uses a Bluetooth link to connect to the mapping system on your mobile phone, calculating which route you should take and sending discreet vibrations to your feet telling you when you need to turn.

For £100, the technology, called Lechal, comes either ready-fitted in a Ferrari-red shoe or as an insole that can be inserted into any shoe.

The Lechal shoes can last around three days before they need charging.

"They are as easy to use as a tap on the shoulder," Krispian Lawrence, 30, who developed the shoes with Anirudh Sharma, 28, in Hyderabad, India, told The Daily Mail.

"It's that intuitive - if someone taps you on the left shoulder, you immediately turn left. This product harnesses that basic instinct.

"You can even communicate with them using hand gestures and finger snaps because the shoes have sensors that can pick up movement and sound. You can also tell them how many calories you want to burn and they'll plot the perfect run or cycle."

However, others are less impressed by the technology. When told about the shoes, Sir Ranulph Fiennes asked: "What's wrong with a good old-fashioned map?"

He added: "If you rely too heavily on technology you're heading for trouble. Too many people have forgotten - or never learned - the basics: how to read a map and a compass."

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« Reply #10457 on: Apr 13th, 2014, 10:34am »

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The Bureau of Land Management vowed Saturday that it would continue its legal fight to remove illegal cattle from a rural Nevada range after ending a tense weeklong standoff with a rancher and his supporters.

"After 20 years and multiple court orders to remove the trespass cattle, [rancher Cliven] Bundy owes the American taxpayers in excess of $1 million. The BLM will continue to work to resolve the matter administratively and judicially," a statement from the bureau said. "We ask that all parties in the area remain peaceful and law-abiding as the Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service work to end the operation in an orderly manner."

The BLM also announced that it was wrapping up its month-long operation to seize the 900 cattle roaming on federally owned land approximately 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas and would release the 400 head of Bundy's cattle it had already seized "in order to avoid violence and help restore order."

"Based on information about conditions on the ground, and in consultation with law enforcement, we have made a decision to conclude the cattle gather because of our serious concern about the safety of employees and members of the public," the statement read.," the statement read.

Bureau officials had dismantled designated protest areas supporting Bundy, who they say refuses to comply with the "same laws that 16,000 public land ranchers do every year."

A group of about 1,000 supporting Bundy cheered and sang "The Star Spangled Banner" when BLM made its announcement.

The standoff at the ranch became increasingly tense the longer it lasted, prompting elected officials in several states to weigh in, militia members to mobilize and federal land managers to reshape elements of the operation. The Las Vegas Sun reported that some protesters were carrying handguns and rifles, but there were no reports of shots fired or injuries

The roundup started last Saturday after the BLM and National Park Service shut down an area half the size of Delaware to let cowhands using helicopters and vehicles gather about 900 cattle that officials say are trespassing.

Bundy, 67, and his large family cast their resistance to the roundup as a constitutional stand. He says he doesn't recognize federal authority over state land.

The dispute that triggered the roundup dates to 1993, when the BLM cited concern for the federally protected tortoise. The agency later revoked Bundy's grazing rights.

Bundy claimed ancestral rights to graze his cattle on lands his Mormon family settled in the 19th century. He stopped paying grazing fees and disregarded several court orders to remove his animals.

BLM officials, however, say Bundy owes more than $1.1 million in unpaid grazing fees.

BLM faced criticism when police used stun guns on one of Bundy's adult sons during a Wednesday confrontation on a state highway near the Bundy melon farm in the Gold Butte area.

Video of that confrontation spread on the Internet, along with blog commentary claiming excessive government force and calls to arms from self-described militia leaders. Some have invoked references to deadly confrontations with federal authorities, including a siege of a ranch home in Ruby Ridge, Idaho, in 1992 and the fiery destruction of a religious compound near Waco, Texas, that killed 76 people in 1993.

"Our mission here is to protect the protestors and the American citizens from the violence that the federal government is dishing out,” Jim Landy, a member of the West Mountain Rangers, who made the journey from Montana to Nevada, told Fox News Channel. “People here are scared."

Arizona state Rep. Bob Thorpe of Flagstaff said he and state legislators weren't arguing whether Bundy broke laws or violated grazing agreements. Thorpe said the Arizona lawmakers were upset the BLM initially restricted protesters to so-called free speech zones.

Sen. Dean Heller and Gov. Brian Sandoval, both Republicans, have also said they were upset with the way the BLM was conducting the roundup. After the areas were removed Thursday, Sandoval issued a new statement.

"Although tensions remain high, escalation of current events could have negative, long lasting consequences that can be avoided," it said.

Amy Lueders, BLM state director in Nevada, said Friday that two protesters were detained, cited for failure to comply with officers at a barricade on Thursday and released.

That brought the number of arrests to three. Bundy's son, Dave Bundy, was arrested Sunday on State Route 170 and released Monday with citations accusing him of refusing to disperse and resisting arrest.

Lueders said 380 cows were collected by Thursday. She declined to provide a cost estimate for the herding operation.

Fox News' Edmund DeMarche, Matt Finn and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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« Reply #10458 on: Apr 13th, 2014, 10:37am »




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« Reply #10459 on: Apr 13th, 2014, 12:53pm »

why does Billy's latest ufo remind me of a Pez dispenser?
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« Reply #10461 on: Apr 13th, 2014, 3:46pm »

Our family finally made it to the movie, Captain America, The Winter Soldier, and I know why the movie is still filling the theaters.

This movie is a non-stop thrill ride that does not stop.

My take on the movie is Stan Lee is warning us that Nazi groups are all ways trying to take over the U.S. and the world which is a sobering thought.
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« Reply #10462 on: Apr 13th, 2014, 4:19pm »

on Apr 13th, 2014, 3:46pm, Silver wrote:
Our family finally made it to the movie, Captain America, The Winter Soldier, and I know why the movie is still filling the theaters.

This movie is a non-stop thrill ride that does not stop.

My take on the movie is Stan Lee is warning us that Nazi groups are all ways trying to take over the U.S. and the world which is a sobering thought.


Thanx Silver for the heads up..I will see this coming week end..!
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« Reply #10463 on: Apr 13th, 2014, 4:46pm »

A heads up Sysconfig is that they show Magneto's kids half way thru the ending credits.

The bad guys are going to use Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch against the world.

I guess this is the next movie with Captain America ?

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Hey Sys,

I saw this on the news. Insert swear words here.

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San Jose Mercury News

Baker businessman expands vision with UFO Hotel

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Posted: 04/13/2014 08:07:16 PM PDT

BAKER CA

In this Mojave Desert stopover halfway between Barstow and Las Vegas, Luis Ramallo has carved out a niche in the bustling billion-dollar-a-year beef jerky industry with his Alien Fresh Jerky market.

In the last decade, he has grown his extraterrestrial-themed business from an 800-square-foot store selling beef jerky, pistachios and candy to a 5,000-square-foot concrete and stucco box housing more than 2,000 products, most of them carrying Ramallo’s Alien Fresh Jerky brand with signature logo: a green alien face ringed in red.

But Ramallo, who started his thriving business with credit cards and $70,000 in the red in 2002, has even higher aspirations, and they’ve got this town ­ of a little more than 700 people buzzing.

UFO Hotel: Ready for take-off

Parked outside Ramallo’s store are an “interplanetary taxi cab” with two animatronic aliens planted in the front seat and a silver flying saucer surrounded by green plywood aliens. Alien figures clad in cowboy hats and scarves sit perched atop the roof or on shelves at the store’s entrance, greeting the many customers who pass through its doors daily.

There’s more to come, just wait, Ramallo said.

He is building a three-story, 31-room UFO-shaped hotel - the UFO Hotel - next to his market. It will feature an alien-themed gift shop, museum and swimming pool.

San Bernardino County’s Board of Supervisors signed off on the project and gave Ramallo the green light to proceed with construction at its March 25 meeting.

Ramallo will begin construction on his $30 million hotel this summer, which is expected to take two years. His Alien Fresh Jerky market will be getting a makeover so it is uniform with the hotel, and will resemble an alien transporter vehicle when complete. Office and storage buildings that will also be built on Ramallo’s 7-acre property will resemble alien space stations.

A grand opening is set for summer 2016.

Ramallo will offer affordable tours of his theme-park style hotel, which will feature space ship corridors, a flight deck and alien sleeping chambers, among other attractions. Visitors will be greeted at the door by an animatronic alien.

“I think it will be a good attraction that will blow people’s minds,” said Ramallo, 56, who divides his time between homes in Baker and Las Vegas.

While hotel tours will be affordable to the average traveler, an overnight stay will not be for those living on fixed budgets.

“This is not economy. This is for high-rollers,” said Ramallo, sitting in his office on a recent weekday afternoon, pouring through the colorful illustrations bound in a booklet and comprising the concept plan for Ramallo’s hotel. The science-fiction-themed rooms look as though they were pulled straight out of a Star Wars movie or from a Ray Bradbury or Philip K. Dick novel.

Ramallo said he wants his hotel to have a room theme concept like the landmark Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, where people with creative and adventurous spirits plan special getaways.

“We are creating a new destination for people who like the desert, for people who like the outdoors, for people who like the alien theme,” said Ramallo, who along with his wife and grown children – Susana, Eliana, Sheena and Martin – run the family business. His youngest son, Lucas, is still in high school.

Hope for turnaround

At 2 1/2 square miles and a population of a little more than 700, Baker has taken an economic beating in the last last five years. Starbucks, the Chinese restaurant across from Ramallo’s business, Bob’s Big Boy, Pike’s Restaurant and the community’s two mainstay attractions: the 134-foot-tall thermometer and the Bun Boy restaurant, all went dark after years of declining revenue loss and financial strain.

“There were so many changes in the town. People just weren’t stopping anymore,” said Diana Romo of the Baker Community Services District.

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Evening Sun

Hopewell man could change how UFOs are studied

His video game would allow a player to research flying objects

By Teresa McMinn

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Posted: 04/13/2014 03:52:55 PM EDT

Nearly 64 years have passed since Evelyn Trent yelled for her husband, Paul, to get their Kodak Roamer, which he used to photograph what appeared to be a large metal disc in the sky over the family's farm near Sheridan, Ore.

The pictures landed in news publications across the country including LIFE magazine and over the years has been studied by scientists, United States military and government officials.

And while the photos have been praised by some for capturing an unidentified flying object, as well as scrutinized by others who tried to discredit their authenticity, folks continue to examine the Trent case.

How UFO reports are studied, however, could be enhanced with a new virtual experience being developed by a York County man.

"We're trying to nail the mythology of ufology," said Don Goddard, a video game builder for over 20 years who once worked for Sega and in 2009 founded UFO Studios in Hopewell Township.

Goddard, a self-described paranormal junkie, is working on a game that would allow the user to encounter a UFO from a variety of viewpoints, including through the eyes of an alien inside the craft.

"I've grown up with UFO books and research," he said. "There are just so many stories."

He said his game would build on actual reports such as the Trent case, alleged UFO abduction of Travis Walton in 1975, or the time in 2006 when Chicago's O'Hare Airport was shut down after employees reported seeing a metallic, saucer-shaped object in the sky.

"I want to see the person's perspective (or) the skeptic's point of view," Goddard said and added his plan would be unique and give the player a chance to be an alien. "The idea is very much like 'Close Encounters (of the Third Kind)' and based on experiences," he said. "The entire game is revealing ... It'll answer a lot of questions for you."

Last year, Goddard created a Kickstarter fundraiser for the game, which he titled "Revelation." He ended that effort, however, so the game can be further developed before he attempts to market it again next year.

He said many folks want more knowledge regarding the possibility of alien space craft. "There's definitely a big audience for it out there," Goddard said.

Indeed. Over the last few months, extraterrestrial life has been the subject of talks and reports in York County and beyond.

The National UFO Reporting Center's website lists submitted reports of unexplained objects including "circular lights in eastern sky at night" in Stewartstown earlier this year, as well as a "bright object in sky, almost boomerang in shape," over Felton in December.

Todd Ullery, planetarium director, York Learning Center Planetarium, York County Astronomical Society, says there's probably an explanation for many of the sightings folks claim to be of UFOs.

"Just because someone doesn't identify it, doesn't mean it's not identifiable," he said.

Explore the skies

• A lunar eclipse will occur early Tuesday morning and is expected to turn the moon a reddish color.

• The annual UFO Festival, being held next month near Sheridan, Ore., honors the 1950 Trent UFO photos. Learn more about the case at http://ufofest.com/.

The York County Astronomical Society will present the following shows on April 26:

• "Back To The Moon For Good" begins with a tour through the history of lunar exploration, tracing back to the 1960s and 1970s. The show ends with a look at a future settlement on the moon. The film starts at 7 p.m.

• "StarWatch" explores the current night sky, location of visible planets and constellations and features some sky lore. The event begins at 7:40 p.m.

• "Chasing the Ghost Particle" discusses exploding stars and black holes and will be presented at 8:20 p.m.

Shows will be held in York Learning Center's planetarium, 300 East 6th Ave., York. Admission for the first show is $4 for adults, $3 for children and seniors. Admission to the second or third show is $1 per show.

Learn more at www.ycas.org.

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A History of the First World War in 100 moments: The first execution at the Tower of London for 167 years


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No.12 London, 6 November 1914: Carl Hans Lody was an inept agent. But he impressed his British captors with his dignified bearing as he faced a firing squad of Guardsmen, writes Cahal Milmo



On 5 November 1914, Carl Hans Lody wrote a brief letter to the commanding officer of the 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards offering “sincere thanks and appreciation” for the care and “good fellowship” shown to him by his men.
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At 7am the next day, the British Army delivered its response. On a foggy morning, Lody, 37, was led from cell 29 in the Tower of London, placed on a seat at the end of a long wooden shed that served as a rifle range and executed by a firing squad, as a nervous chaplain, his hands shaking, read from a book of prayer.

With this volley, followed by a coup de grace administered from the pistol of the officer in charge, Senior Lieutenant Lody of the Imperial German Naval Reserve became the first person to be executed in the Tower for 167 years. He was also the first of 11 German spies shot dead there during the First World War.

The delivery of the ultimate sanction to an enemy agent on home territory while the carnage of the Western Front was only beginning in earnest fuelled the febrile atmosphere gripping Britain in the early stages of the war.

Novels such as The Invasion of 1910 by spy pulp fiction writer William Le Queux, a fictional account of the German annexation of Britain serialised by the Daily Mail, had stoked fears that Britain would be overrun with legions of crack Teutonic operatives on the outbreak of war.

The reality, as the bold but inept efforts of Lody proved, was less threatening.

A pre-war visit to London in 1911 by Kaiser Wilhelm II had provided a boon to a nascent MI5 when the head of German naval intelligence, who was part of the delegation, was followed to a hairdressing salon near Pentonville prison. The address turned out to belong to the man charged with running Germany’s entire UK espionage ring, and its members were rounded up earlier in 1914, forcing Berlin to dispatch new and largely untrained agents such as Lody to Britain with the outbreak of war.

Born into a military family but thwarted by illness in his own ambitions to become a naval captain, Lody arrived in Edinburgh in August 1914 via Norway with instructions to monitor the Firth of Forth, a crucial anchorage for dozens of Royal Navy ships.

Using a rudimentary code, he sent back letters to his contact in Stockholm, offering information gleaned from rides on his hired bicycle about the configuration of British forces.

One of his messages, indicating that four ships were in dock for repairs, may have played a role in the arrival off Scotland in September 1914 of a U-boat which sank HMS Pathfinder – the first ship destroyed by a submarine-launched torpedo.

But unbeknown to Lody, who spoke perfect English with an American accent after living in Nebraska before the war and was posing as a tourist named Charles Inglis, MI5 already knew that the address he was using in Stockholm was used by German intelligence. His letters were seized by the mail interception service, staffed by 4,000 people, which was set up by MI5 at the outbreak of war.

Lody, who operated from an Edinburgh guest house, became sloppy, often writing letters in German. Some of his more fanciful missives, including one that reported the landing of “large numbers of Russian troops” in Scotland, were let through as misinformation.

He was eventually captured in October 1914 in Ireland, where he had fled after correctly becoming concerned that his cover was blown. The discovery of a tailor’s ticket bearing his real name and a Berlin address helped to confirm his true identity.

But while he may have been no master of deception, it was Lody’s conduct in the face of death that came to define him. Despite ministrations from MI5 that his case be heard in private so he could be potentially turned as a double agent, he was tried in public at the behest of a government keen to highlight its success in rooting out German moles.

With a formality bordering on courtliness, Lody admitted to spying, knowing the punishment for “war treason” was death, but declined to name his controller, saying: “That name I cannot say as I have given my word of honour.”

His gentlemanly declarations of patriotism during his trial, which was widely reported, won him admiration in Britain and Germany. Sir Vernon Kell, the founding head of MI5, told his wife he considered Lody a “really fine man” and “felt it deeply that so brave a man should have to pay the death penalty”.

Shortly after being told he was to be shot the following day, Lody wrote two letters – one of thanks to his captors and one to his family in Stuttgart in which he said: “A hero’s death on the battlefield is certainly finer, but such is not to be my lot, and I die here in the enemy’s country silent and unknown… I have had just judges and I shall die as an officer, not as a spy.”

As he was escorted to his death by eight Guardsmen, a witness noted the condemned man was the “calmest and most composed” member of the execution party. When the chaplain reading the words of the Burial Service as he led the way to the rifle range made a wrong turn, Lody stepped forward and politely caught the cleric by his arm, guiding him in the right direction.

Lody said to the military police officer in charge of the party: “I suppose you will not shake hands with a German spy?”

“No,” the officer replied, “but I will shake hands with a brave man.”

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« Reply #10469 on: Apr 15th, 2014, 10:25am »

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