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Operation Protective Edge: Where Will Israel Stop?

Operation Protective Edge: Where Will Israel Stop?

As Israel undertakes Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, questions linger about the strategic objective. Is it just to stop and deter Hamas rocket fire against Israeli civilians? Or is it to invade and reoccupy the Gaza Strip, with the aim of ousting Hamas altogether? In the last two conflicts–Operation Cast Lead (Dec. 2008-Jan. 2009) and Operation Pillar of Defense (Nov…. Read more →

Will US cyborgs be the next to deploy?

A new cyborg – part machine and part biological muscle – has taken its first steps.

University of Illinois researchers, in a report published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, say their tiny new creature is the first robot that uses live muscle for power. The researchers, with funding from the National Science Foundation,  have created a muscle-powered biological machine that can be controlled with an electric current.

It could lead to a new generation of biological robots, or “biobots.”

Researchers around the world have been hoping to use this type of technology for a range of applications, from building military robots to designing replacement organs.

Military robots have been on the U.S. military’s table for a while. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has been pioneering robot research for many years, and Gen. Robert Cone, commander of the Army Training and Doctrine Command, announced in January that he was tasked with considering the reduction of brigade combat teams from 4,000 to 3,000 soldiers – and replacing the human personnel with robots.

But humanoid robots, like humans, are very complicated, and they remain elusive for now. The advances needed to build ones that can go to war are vast: They require human dexterity and movement control, not to mention quantum computing that can achieve human “intelligence.”

Some researchers believe the solution will be to combine the machine with living tissue to create Terminator-style cyborgs. It’s still the stuff of science fiction, but the tiny biobots could be a key step forward.

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Strong earthquake turns deadly in Mexico, Guatemala

Strong earthquake turns deadly in Mexico, Guatemala

TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico - A magnitude-6.9 earthquake on the Pacific Coast jolted a wide area of southern Mexico and Central America Monday, killing at least three people and damaging dozens of homes. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake hit at 6:23 a.m. (7:23 a.m. EDT) on the Pacific Coast 1 mile north-northeast of Puerto Madero, near the Guatemala border. It… Read more →

United Kingdom Bans Teaching Creationism In All State Schools

United Kingdom Bans Teaching Creationism In All State Schools

LONDON, June 18 (UPI) — The United Kingdom has banned the teaching of creationism as scientifically valid in all schools receiving public funding. The government released a new set of funding agreements last week including clauses which specifically prohibit pseudoscience. “The parties acknowledge that clauses 2.43 and 2.44 of the Funding Agreement [which preclude the teaching of pseudoscience and require… Read more →

Hillary Clinton Goes Anti-Israel In 'Hard Choices'

Hillary Clinton Goes Anti-Israel In ‘Hard Choices’

Supporters of the Jewish State of Israel may be concerned about a section of Hillary Clinton’s new book “Hard Choices.” In the Middle East chapter of her book Clinton makes statements that at best could be considered insensitive to Israel, or at worst, clearly anti-Israel. That chapter features the former Secretary of State calling the disputed territories of Judea and… Read more →

Judge Jeanine: No Matter Where You Live In America, You Need To Be Afraid

On Saturday night’s Justice with Judge Jeanine, the fiery host’s opening statement was a stern warning about the situation in Iraq and in the world as a result of President Obama’s “feckless” foreign policy.

“Barack Obama left Iraq contrary to the advice of military leaders and those like Senator John McCain who said he left too early,” the Judge said, adding McCain’s comments that the decision was motivated solely by political concerns.

Jeanine calls ISIS leader Abu al-Baghdadi, who was released by President Obama, the “new Osama bin Laden,” and points out he specifically told his American captors he would “see them in New York.”

From releasing fighters and leaders back into the ranks of terror groups to his leaving Iraq a “burning cauldron” in the Middle East, Judge Jeanine says every American should be worried about their safety and security under the leadership of President Obama.

This is a copy of the full article provided by the Conservatives at Truth Revolt

Graduate Delivers Faith-Based Speech; Defies School Administrators

When Brooks Hansby learned he would be the salutatorian for his graduating class, he submitted three different drafts to school administrators. Each draft was rejected because they contained references to his deeply-held Christian beliefs.

Undeterred, Hansby decided to use the experience as a “teachable moment” for his fellow graduates.

In coming before you today, I presented three drafts of my speech, all of them denied on account of my desire to share with you my personal thoughts and inspiration to you: my Christian faith. In life, you will be told, ‘No.’ In life you will be told to do things that you have no desire to do. In life, you will be asked to do things that violate your conscience and desire to do what is right.

“No man or woman has ever truly succeeded or been fulfilled on the account of living for others and not standing on what they knew in their heart was right or good,” Hansby said, before quoting from “the biggest best-selling book of all-time in history.” “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot,” Hansby said, quoting Matthew, 5:13.

“Be the salt of the Earth. Be strong and stand for your convictions and for what is right, what is ethical, what is moral and what is Godly, no matter what is the cost to you. Stand for what is good wherever you go and whatever you do.” That’s not a bad message for high school graduates to hear. Wonder why public school administrators, paid by tax-payer money, wanted to silence it.

This is a copy of the full article discovered on the Conservative site Truth Revolt

Ukraine crisis: Russia halts gas supplies to Kiev

Ukraine crisis: Russia halts gas supplies to Kiev

Ukraine says Russia has cut off all gas supplies to Kiev, in a major escalation of a dispute between the two nations. “Gas supplies to Ukraine have been reduced to zero,” Ukrainian Energy Minister Yuri Prodan said. Russia’s state-owned gas giant Gazprom said Ukraine had to pay upfront for its gas supplies, after Kiev failed to settle its huge debt…. Read more →

US weighs alliance with Iran to counter ISIS, boosts presence in Gulf

The Obama administration reportedly is preparing to open direct talks with Iran on possibly cooperating to counter the Sunni militant force seizing large swaths of Iraq and threatening Baghdad, weighing an unlikely alliance in the face of a common foe.

Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the administration was “open to discussions” with Tehran if they can help end the violence. He told Yahoo! News he would “not rule out anything that would be constructive.”

The deliberations come as the U.S. moved more assets into the region in preparation for a possible mass evacuation of Americans. According to U.S. Navy officials, the USS Mesa Verde is moving into the Persian Gulf with about 500 Marines on board, to help in the event of an evacuation.

It is the fourth U.S. Naval vessel to move into the Gulf. The ship will join the USS George HW Bush, along with the USS Philippines Sea, a cruiser, and the USS Truxton, a destroyer. Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said the ships provide “the commander-in-chief additional options to protect American citizens and interests in Iraq, should he choose to use them.”

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View from Israel: IDF Camera’s Register Syrian Army Attack