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Paul E Ester

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Member since: Tue Jan 13, 2009, 12:46 PM
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When I clicked this thread, I said to myself, \"I wonder who said the inevitable stupid thing.- You did not disappoint.\" - WilliamPitt Hmmm. Interesting…nt - SidDithers What the hell is going on here, anyway? -Hekate This is one of the most hilarious threads I have read on DU… - defacto7 \"That has got to be the stupidest thing I have ever read on DU.\" - AsahinaKimi

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Russia Sending Permanent Warship Fleet To Mediterranean: Is A Russian Naval Base In Cyprus Next?

That Russia has previously threatened, and followed through with, sending ships to the Mediterranean is nothing new. In the past, every such episode was related to the protection of what Putin considered vital geopolitical interests in the region: whether defending the Syrian port of Tartus, various crude and natural gas pipelines in the region threatened by NATO expansion in Turkey, or offsetting heightened US presence around Gaza and Israel (and of course Iran). Which is why with the legacy conflicts in the region dormant, and the only news of any relevance being the European intervention in Cyprus against Russian oligarch interests, it is surprising we learn today that the Russian Navy will dispatch a permanent fleet of five or six combat ships to the Mediterranean Sea, with frigates and cruisers making up the core of the fleet.

How far into the Mediterranean one wonders? It wouldn't be too difficult to put two and two together and assume that with Cyprus just a few hundreds kilometers away from Syria, Lebanon, Gaza and Israel, Russia may have not only a new geopolitical target, namely the now pseudo-insolvent Russian protectorate of Cyprus, but a perfect alibi to be in the region as well, and more importantly, have a Plan B to the Syrian port of Tartus which is Russia's only naval base in the region.

How soon until we read that Russia is willing to invest even more unguaranteed loans into the Cypriot financial system.... in exchange for one tiny little naval and/or military base?

http://beforeitsnews.com/gold-and-precious-metals/2013/03/russia-sending-permanent-warship-fleet-to-mediterranean-is-a-russian-naval-base-in-cyprus-coming-next-2486076.html

Best UFO Sightings Of February 2013



There are links to the individual movies in the description on YT.

$4 million in marijuana found on Santa Barbara beach

Source: LA Times

Santa Barbara County officials discovered $4-million worth of marijuana next to a boat Sunday at Arroyo Camada Beach.

Officials said they found an estimated 2,000 pounds of marijuana wrapped in plastic bags on the beach.

Santa Barbara County sheriff's officials "located an apparently abandoned 30-foot “Panga” style boat with two outboard engines and 20+ fuel containers on board," the department said in a news release. "Sheriff’s detectives located a significant amount of evidence that was consistent with marijuana smuggling activities, including trash and debris that was strewn about the beach and nearby coastal access trails."

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This is the second big pot discovery this month in Santa Barbara County.

Earlier this month, marijuana with an estimated value of at least $1 million was discovered Thursday near a boat that had crashed on a beach near Vandenberg Air Force Base.


Read more: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2013/03/4-million-in-marijuana-found-on-santa-barbara-beach.html



Sheriff’s detectives located a significant amount of evidence that was consistent with marijuana smuggling activities

- like 2000 lbs of weed and a boat.

India testing putting solar panels on top of canals, generate power and lower evaporation.

BMW Mechanic - Augmented Reality Glasses - repair manual of the future.

Interview NSA/CIA director Michael Hayden - Chavez death, drones, Pakistan, the crusades, cyberwar

Extend "My Subscriptions" to users?

Much like youtube subscriptions/twitter/g+, etc

Certain people post nice OP's but they do so in various forums. It would be nice to aggregate them in a stream.

Would need a block for stalkers...

Thanks

Chicago woman was real-life stalker from 'The Natural'

The Chicago woman whose near-fatal 1949 shooting of former Cubs first baseman Eddie Waitkus inspired the book and movie "The Natural" died with the same anonymity with which she lived for more than half a century.

The 19-year-old's crime, which put a spotlight on stalking crimes, nearly killed Waitkus, 29, and temporarily sidetracked his career. The incident also helped to draw attention to "baseball Annies" — young, hero-worshipping groupies who would pursue major league ballplayers, often relentlessly.

However, from the time that Ruth Ann Steinhagen left Kankakee State Hospital in 1952 after undergoing nearly three years of psychiatric treatment, she disappeared into near obscurity — so much so that one of her final next-door neighbors said he lived there for more than 15 years before learning her history.

Steinhagen, who never spoke publicly about the Waitkus incident after her release from the hospital, spent much of her final 42 years living in a modest house on the Northwest Side with her parents and sister.

She died Dec. 29 at Swedish Covenant Hospital of a subdural hematoma caused by an accidental fall in her longtime home, a Cook County medical examiner spokeswoman said. She was 83.


http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-03-14/news/ct-spt-0315-steinhagen-eddie-waitkus-20130315_1_chicago-woman-ruth-ann-steinhagen-eddie-waitkus

Proof I guess that mentally ill criminals, even violent ones can be rehabilitated,

Footage from a SAA tank fighting the FSA. High def urban battle footage

What a city looks like in a sniper/tank war.


Motor City's Burning - Detroit from Motown to the Stooges






Detroits Burning
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