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Retro: NOVA ~ The Great DARPA Robot Race (Full Documentary)

Featured Image: DARPA logo. SOURCE: Wikipedia (Public Domain)

Lots of fun! . . . EDITOR

From youtube uploaded by PBS

Uploaded on Mar 26, 2009

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ – Twenty-three bizarre looking vehicles line up at the gate of the DARPA Grand Challenge with one thing in common: there’s nobody behind the wheel.


Race Of Giants Discovered In The Amazon

Photo: Cover of the newspaper O Globo with the first photo of a Panará. SOURCE Before its News article below.

From Before its News

Thursday, January 24, 2013 21:14

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, there were still large areas of Brazil that were unexplored.  At that time, a tribe of “Indians giants”  more than 2 meters tall was discovered living in northern Mato Grosso.   They were feared by neighboring tribes.  A true legend in the region, which began to be reported by some media outlets.

The Panará stepped back into Brazilian history in the 1970’s. Nobody knew what they called themselves. They were “giant Indians,” or Krenacore, Kreen-Akore, Kreen-akarore, Krenhakarore, or Krenacarore – variations of the Kayapó name kran iakarare, which means “round-cut head,” a reference to the traditional haircut that is typical of the Panará. In extensive reports from the time of contact, there is an underlying concern with explaining their unknown origin. Calling them giants, or white Indians or black Indians, was a way of identifying them while removing them from the disturbing state of absolute otherness. . . . Read Complete Report

How Mitt Dodged the Draft

Now its time for all the ‘right wingers’ to get mad at me. However we have to call them as we see them. Don’t waste your vote on either of the Controllers puppets. Vote Libertarian. Vote for Gary Johnson in November. . . . EDITOR

Photo: Mitt Romney speaking at the Values Voter Summit (Omni Shoreham Hotel) in Washington D.C. on October 7, 2011. CREDIT: Gage Skidmore SOURCE: Wikimedia Commons. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

from Counter Punch



The Flight of the Young Chicken Hawk

May 1966.  Mitt Romney is just finishing his first—and only—year at Stanford.  I’m a 32-year-old ex-Strategic Air Command navigator and intelligence officer, now an associate professor in Stanford’s English Department and something of an anti-Vietnam War activist.

About a quarter of a million young American men are already being abducted each year to fight the rapidly-escalating Vietnam War.  Many college students, however, are protected by their 2S student deferments, which blatantly discriminate against all those millions of other young men unable to afford college.  As if this privileging of the relatively privileged were not sufficient, an outcry about “inequity” arises from administrations of some elite universities.  Since the 2S deferment is contingent on relatively high class rank (meaning, of course, academic class rank), they argue that this unfairly discriminates against some of the “best” students, i. e., all those attending schools like Stanford.  A man in the bottom quarter at an elite university might end up being drafted, even though he might be more “intelligent” than a man in the top quarter of some state college. . . . Read Complete Report


Go a LITTLE DEEPER: My Wasted Vote by Dennis Crenshaw – Editor

Blimps in the News: Around the World Blimp Race? – US Military adds Blimps to Patrol Borders (w/Selected Short Subject)


Now here’s a race I would really enjoy following. . . EDITOR

from CNN News

Man seeks to stage around-the-world blimp race

By Marina Csomor, Special to CNN

updated 12:33 PM EDT, Fri August 17, 2012


(CNN) — Don Hartsell knows his idea could be considered crazy.

“I thought this project was so large, so ambitious, that no one would take me seriously,” says the Texas resident and aircraft enthusiast. “In fact, I was concerned they would think I was insane.”

Hartsell is talking about his World Sky Race, which as conceived would be a grand global spectacle. If all goes according to plan, a fleet of airships will take off from London in 2014 and race each other around the world, watched by millions of spectators, before finishing six months later just outside of Paris.

The event is planned as a series of 18 back-to-back races that will circumnavigate the globe. Although the route isn’t finalized, the proposed path will take pilots over at least four continents and about 130 United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization(UNESCO) World Heritage sites — among them the Egyptian pyramids, the Taj Mahal, the Statue of Liberty and the Palace of Versailles. . . . Read Complete Report


from Fox News Latino

US Military Adds Blimps to Patrol Border


Published August 15, 2012



With the United States’ conflicts in the Arab world drawing to a close, the government is using some of the technology honed on battlefields overseas on the home front.

Over the next few weeks, the U.S. military will begin to test a 72-foot-long, unmanned surveillance blimp in southern Texas that could be used to spot drug traffickers and undocumented immigrants entering the U.S. via its border with Mexico. Read Complete Report


And while on the subject (Just for Fun)

from youtube

Tom Slick: Bad Year Blimp Race

Uploaded by  on Jan 19, 2007

Vintage Cartoon. Enjoy!