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Cool story - Teenagers use Drone to Catch Boat Thieves (Video at link)

Two suspects were arrested Wednesday after a teenager with a helicopter drone saw a boat being stolen from Elger Bay on Camano Island.

Fourteen-year-old Christopher Harris, a soon-to-be high-school freshman from California, was vacationing with his family on Camano when he and a friend overheard the engine to their Zodiac watercraft start up.

Reached Thursday morning, Harris said he looked toward the buoy where the boat was tied and saw two people trying to tie it to their own boat. As the pair fled the scene with the Zodiac in tow, Harris said he quickly launched a helicopter drone in an attempt to track the suspects from the air.

“I was thinking that over the water was the best way to follow them, because the islands are too dense with trees,” he said. “Once they’re on land, they’re gone.”

Harris said he received the drone earlier this year as a gift for making the honor roll. Using an iPad, Harris said he used the drone to track the boat as it sped across the bay.

Why do all of M$Greedia use Don the Con's attack terms for Democrats

for the record Pence used political contributions to pay his mortgage, go on trips and play golf.
Dems better wake up and label Uncle Scam Don the Con

What level of narcissism

is needed to publicly state 'I am the only one who can fix it'.

Run America run - crush him like a bug!!!!

Blow off the rug


They're playing Don' the Con's attack on Cruz at the RNC wrap

on GEM$NBComcast

Ivanka sold her dress from last night today

at Macys - word is it sold out. Don the Con's gang is made up of Grifters.

Suppose the VP pick

is a nice birdie???

So it's not a terrorist attack if it's an RW white guy or guys

Hope you folks get it. The media hacks are no longer sure it's an act of terror.

Confessions Of A Former Obama Skeptic: Obama will emerge as one of the half-dozen greatest

presidents of all time

Obama’s steady competence brings to mind the long-term successes of great sports teams such as the San Antonio Spurs over the past twenty years, or the Dallas Cowboys under Jimmy Johnson. These teams succeeded because they adapted to change without overreacting to short-term trends. In the corporate world, this kind of leadership is called vision. In earlier eras, America would have called it integrity.

Integrity seems to be a particularly important label in the context of the fights that Obama has picked in the twilight of his Presidency. As we noted in the Progressive Policy Institute blog, Obama in 2015 repeatedly stood up to powerful interest groups of the left, right, and center to do what was best for America. Those include:

Standing up to left-wing college students who were trying to impose campus speech codes;

Standing up to the fossil fuel industry by forging a climate deal among 196 nations;

Standing up to education bureaucrats by appointing long-time reformer and educator John King as Secretary of Education;

Standing up to xenophobes and nativists by welcoming Syrian refugees;

Standing up to warmongers including powerful interest groups in Washington DC by negotiating a diplomatic settlement regarding Iran’s nuclear ambitions; and

Standing up to big labor by ignoring their protectionist and backwards-looking attacks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Furthermore, in assessing Obama, we need to be blunt: Obama faced a racist backlash and related domestic political challenges unlike those faced by any of his forebears.

In an odd sense, the mobilization of latent racism may have been inadvertent. Most of the funding for the Tea Party came from the Koch brothers, who wanted a libertarian counterweight to the Democratic majorities in both chambers of Congress. Unfortunately, the Tea Party soon shed its libertarians and coalesced around angry, disaffected, and older white males. Establishment Republican figures frankly encouraged these voters’ fear and hatred, seeing it it as electorally useful. Long before he formally announced his presidential campaign, Donald Trump took advantage of the Koch-backed movement to promote the “birther” conspiracy that Obama was a foreigner and (gasp) a Muslim from Africa rather than an American-born citizen. These actions by Republican leaders consolidated and fanned a growing racial hostility among anti-Obama white Americans. As documented by American Enterprise Institute scholar Norm Ornstein:

One year into his presidency, ABC News catalogued an array of racially tinged and overtly racist statements or actions taken against Obama. They came from election and party officials and media figures, including Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh. In the years since, the number of prominent figures using race as a wedge only grew. They include a New Hampshire police commissioner using the “N” word to refer to the president, a Montana federal district judge sending racist emails, and many others.

This level of race-based hostility complicated Obama’s already-difficult job. Scholarly research has confirmed that anti-black racism influenced Obama’s approval ratings. The organized core of anti-black racism made it difficult for Obama to work with Republican members of Congress even in areas of mutual interest.


I think he lost his place on the prompter
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