New Docs Reveal Osama bin Laden’s Secret Ties With Iran

This week, prosecutors in New York introduced eight documents recovered in Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan as evidence in the trial of a terrorism suspect. The U.S. government accuses Abid Naseer of taking part in al Qaeda’s scheme to attack targets in Europe and New York City. And prosecutors say the documents are essential for understanding the scope of al Qaeda’s plotting. More than 1 million documents and files were captured by the Navy Seals who raided bin Laden’s safe house in Abbottabad, Pakistan in May 2011. One year later, in May 2012, the Obama administration released just 17 of them. While there is some overlap between the files introduced as evidence in Brooklyn and those that were previously made public in 2012, much of what is in the trial exhibits had never been made public before. The files do not support the view, promoted by some in the Obama administration, that bin Laden was in “comfortable retirement,” “sidelined,” or “a lion in winter” in the months leading up to his death. On the contrary, bin Laden is asked to give his order on a host of issues, ranging from the handling of money to the movement of terrorist operatives. Some of the key revelations in the newly-released bin Laden files relate to al Qaeda’s dealings with Iran and presence in Afghanistan. A top al Qaeda operative asked bin Laden for permission to relocate to Iran in June 2010 as he plotted attacks around the world. That operative, Yunis al Mauritani, was a senior member of al Qaeda’s so-called “external operations” team, and plotted to launch Mumbai-style attacks in Europe.

An interesting development..which undermines comments made by Obama and his worthless national security advisor, Susan Rice.  No wonder only 17 documents, out of over a MILLION, were released by the Administration.  This is definitely something to keep an eye on..

Science explains secret to preventing beer spillage

No one likes a super foamy beer. But according to science, it turns out all these extra bubbles actually have a pretty important purpose when it comes to preserving your brew. Fluid physicists from Princeton and École Normale Superieure de Cachan in France determined that beer “sloshes around” less than water and other liquids because of its foamy head, reports Fusion. The team of researchers conducted experiments using high-speed cameraa, water, and glycerol to determine that beer foam acts as a “stopper,” helping to prevent beer spillage when in a glass is in motion. When a drink moves—like when a bartender hands you a cocktail—the movement creates tiny waves in the glass. Foam that tops beer clings to the edges of the container, which lessens the micro-waves’ intensity– and likelihood that some alcohol will spill over the side. The scientists concluded that the foam actually cuts down on wave motion by as much as 90 percent.

Very interesting!!   :-)

Another Record: $4.235 Per Pound for Ground Beef

The average price of a pound of ground beef climbed to another record high — $4.235 per pound — in the United States in January, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In September, the average price jumped to $4.096 per pound; in October, the average price climbed to $4.154 per pound; and in November, the average price climbed to $4.201 per pound. In December, the price declined slightly to $4.156 per pound. But in January 2015,ground beef hit the highest price ever recorded at $4.235 per pound. A year ago, in January 2014, the average price for a pound of ground beef was $3.467 per pound. Since then, the average price has increased 22.2 percent in one year.

Not good..

Eric Holder Plays Race, again, as he Prepares to Leave Attorney General office

Attorney General Eric Holder plans to push, during his final weeks in office, a new standard of proof for civil-rights offenses, saying in an exit interview with POLITICO that such a change would make the federal government “a better backstop” against discrimination in cases like Ferguson and Trayvon Martin. In a lengthy discussion ranging from his own exposure to the civil rights movement of the ’60s to today’s controversies surrounding the shootings of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, Holder also acknowledged that he felt some of his own struggles with Republicans in Congress during his six years in office were driven partly by race.

What a nauseating putz!  AG Eric Holder has it all backwards..  EVERYTHING HE has done, has been motivated by race!…not the other way around, as he so self-servingly suggests here in this exit interview.  For example, the whole Michael Brown incident in Ferguson, Missouri had NOTHING to do with race…until Holder, Obama, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, the NAACP, and the rest of the self-righteous, sanctimonious, entitlement-minded, Democrat, black liberal elitists MADE it about it race.  As you’ll recall..Michael Brown was a pot-smoking robber and bully who, after he had robbed a convenience store and brazenly bullied the shopkeeper on the way out the door with his stolen goods,  was confronted by a police officer who was just trying to get him out of the middle of the street he was walking down.  Michael then physically attacked that same police officer and went for his gun!  And, in the process, was shot and killed.  A grand jury convened to investigate the incident and found that the officer, Darren Wilson, was WELL within his right to shoot Brown.  But, because the thug was black and unarmed, and the bruised police officer white, the whole thing was somehow the officer’s fault…and that officer apparently violated the thug’s “civil rights”..according to AG Eric Holder, and the rest of that liberal, black crowd.   And, AG Holder thinks people, including many Republicans, who oppose him do so because THEY are racist?  Huh?  What kind of twilight zone does that moron live in?!?  What Holder doesn’t get, is that it is HE who is the true racist; the one who has made EVERYTHING about race.  I am SO glad to see this obnoxious weasel leave.  He has been, hands down, the WORST Attorney General in my lifetime.  Good riddance.

Remembering Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy infused such gravitas into the unlikely character of Spock, that the half-Vulcan science officer’s logic, integrated with human compassion and mystic spirituality, became Star Trek’s ethical star chart – the homing beacon upon which the franchise has navigated for almost 50 years. An actor, director and artist who embraced intimate, emotional, relationship-based story telling, Leonard would have seemed an unlikely choice to become the embodiment of science Geekiness for generations of sci-fi fans. But, like a science officer, Leonard asked questions: How would Vulcans greet one another? Not with a handshake, but with the splayed-fingers live long and prosper. How would the oh-so-cerebral Vulcans handle themselves in a fight? Not with a roundhouse right, but with the almost effortless neck pinch. What would alien spirituality look like? Meditative and introspective, of course. A great storyteller, with a wry sense of humor, Leonard gently inserted self-deprecating wit into a larger than life role – one he refused to allow to define him, and yet, ultimately, embraced. He was kind toward people when he didn’t have to be, understood his special relationship with his fans, and came to appreciate the connection between science fiction and real space exploration: it wasn’t for nothing that NASA named its first space shuttle Enterprise, and Leonard and the rest of the Trek cast turned out for her christening. It was late in his career when I met Leonard — 2010 at the Space Foundation’s annual Space Symposium. The altitude of Colorado Springs (6,000+ feet) was already affecting his weakened lungs, his frailty already apparent.

And to think…  I was actually AT that same symposium in Colorado Springs, CO in 2010…and yet completely unaware that Leonard had made an appearance.  Ugh!!

Comrades for Net Neutrality

Today’s vote by a bitterly divided Federal Communications Commission that the Internet should be regulated as a public utility is the culmination of a decade-long battle by the Left. Using money from George Soros and liberal foundations that totaled at least $196 million, radical activists finally succeeded in ramming through “net neutrality,” or the idea that all data should be transmitted equally over the Internet. The final push involved unprecedented political pressure exerted by the Obama White House on FCC chairman Tom Wheeler, head of an ostensibly independent regulatory body. “Net neutrality’s goal is to empower the federal government to ration and apportion Internet bandwidth as it sees fit, and to thereby control the Internet’s content,” says Phil Kerpen, an anti-net-neutrality activist from the group American Commitment. The courts have previously ruled the FCC’s efforts to impose “net neutrality” out of bounds, so the battle isn’t over. But for now, the FCC has granted itself enormous power to micromanage the largely unrestrained Internet.

As we’ve been saying all week… This fight is FAR from over.  BUT, we ALL need to do our part to fight this outrageous, fascist,  power grab by the Dem-controlled FCC.  To that end..  If you’ve not already done so..  PLEASE PLEASE call or email your member of Congress and both of your U.S. Senators and let them know you want them to do whatever they can to stop this power grab by the FCC, and that you’re against this so-called “net neutrality” nonsense!

Russian opposition leader Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow

Boris Nemtsov, a Russian opposition politician and former deputy prime minister who was an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin, was shot dead meters from the Kremlin in central Moscow late on Friday. Nemtsov, 55, was shot four times in the back, the Interior Ministry said. A police spokeswoman on the scene said he had been walking on a bridge over the Moskva River with a Ukrainian woman. Putin condemned the killing and took the investigation under presidential command, saying it could have been a contract killing and a “provocation” on the eve of a big opposition protest that Nemtsov had been due to lead in Moscow on Sunday.

Sure he “condemned” it.  Vlad probably ordered it..