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Monday, September 15, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘predator’

Drone pilot speaks out

Drone pilot speaks out

I worked on the US drone program. The public should know what really goes on Few of the politicians who so brazenly proclaim the benefits of drones have a real clue how it actually works (and doesn't) By Heather Linebaugh Whenever I read comments by politicians defending the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Predator and Reaper program – aka drones – I wish I could ask them a few questions. I'd start with: "How many women and children have you seen incinerated by a Hellfire ... Full Story

The Woes of an American Drone Operator

The Woes of an American Drone Operator

    The Woes of an American Drone Operator   By Nicola Abé For more than five years, Brandon Bryant worked in an oblong, windowless container about the size of a trailer, where the air-conditioning was kept at 17 degrees Celsius (63 degrees Fahrenheit) and, for security reasons, the door couldn't be opened. Bryant and his coworkers sat in front of 14 computer monitors and four keyboards. When Bryant pressed a button in New Mexico, someone died on the other ... Full Story

What to do about Iran

What to do about Iran

        Tomgram: Pepe Escobar, Obama in Tehran? Imagine, for a moment, a world in which the United States is a regional power, not a superpower.  A world in which the globe’s mightiest nation, China, invades Mexico and Canada, deposing the leaders of both countries.  A world in which China has also ringed the Americas, from Canada to Central America, with military bases.  A world in which Chinese officials openly brag about conducting covert ... Full Story

Mink Attack in rural Berthoud

Mink Attack in rural Berthoud

  Minks kill two dozen chickens  By Sharlynn Wamsley A beautiful Christmas wreath sits over the door of the chicken barn at Kathy and Bill Busch’s house, but the peace and joy of the season has been seriously damaged. It wasn’t the Grinch that stole Christmas this year – it was a mink. Over the course of two nights 25 of Busch’s flock of 30 chickens were killed; some disappeared, the remaining decapitated. Nine were killed the first night, and they suspected Major, a ... Full Story

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