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          Venezuela Seeks Arrest of Opposition Leader in Drone Episode      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A former National Assembly leader was ordered arrested as the government trained its sights on opposition figures after a weekend attack on the president. Reported by NYTimes.com 12 minutes ago.
          Venezuela Parliament Strips Immunity from Lawmakers Over Drone Attack      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - Venezuela’s constituent assembly on Wednesday stripped parliamentary immunity from Julio Borges and Juan Requesens accused of ties to an apparent drone attack on President Nicolas Maduro.
           BW Space underwater drone goes autonomous to track divers       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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It was just last year that Youcan Robot successfully crowdfunded its remote-control BlueWater 1 (BW1) underwater drone. Now, the Chinese startup is back on Kickstarter, with its diver-following BW Space.

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          China is using robotic doves to spy on citizens      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
China has for years been using robotic doves—drones that look and fly like real birds—to surveil the skies over its provinces, marking one of the most peculiar parts of the nation’s widespread civilian surveillance program.

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          UAV Software Market to 2025 By Leading Key Players - DreamHammer, Drone Volt, DroneDeploy, Esri, Pix4D SA, PrecisionHawk, SenseFly and Skyward IO      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
(EMAILWIRE.COM, August 08, 2018 ) UAV Software Market UAV, also commonly known as drones, are unmanned aerial vehicles, which are piloted by remote control or onboard computers. Rising use of UAV or drones in variety of applications such as commercial, military and other, is driving the market...
          YUNEEC BREEZE DRONE QUADRICOTTERO PROFESSIONALE      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Offerta limitata : acquistando il Breeze 4k in omaggio 2 batterie e il controller dedicato  !!

Il nuovo drone compatto Breeze di YUNEEC ha aperto un nuovo segmento nei multirotori. Dotato di una fotocamera 4K di alta qualità che può essere mossa in verticale, che consente di produrre foto e video che non sono in alcun modo inferiori a quelle fat-cam.

Ti invitiamo a visionare questo video prima di concludere la lettura della descrizione.


Con le sue dimensioni ridotte di soli 24 cm di diametro e un peso di soli 385 grammi, questa fotocamera volante è ormai dichiarato un "drone selfie"; inoltre lo potrete portare comodamente con voi in qualsiasi momento. il dorne e la fotocamera sono controllati in modo semplice e intuitivo dal vostro smartphone (iOS o Android).

Il Breeze dispone di sensori GPS flusso ottico e IPS, che le permettono di rimanere molto stabile in aria sia all’interno sia all’esterno.

Non è richiesta alcuna esperienza di volo precedente. Con le sue modalità avanzate di volo - selfie, viaggio, Orbit, pilota e Seguimi - Funzioni integrate di social media consentono registrazioni da inviare direttamente a Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram e altri siti tramite l’applicazione Breeze.

Il multirotore brushless viene fornito completo di protezioni elica per spazi ristretti, eliche di ricambio, una scatola di trasporto, un caricatore e una batteria 1150 mAh LiPo che permette tempi di volo di 12 minuti per carica.


L’applicazione gratuita è compatibile con iOS e Android e può essere ottenuto sia dalla AppStore di Apple e il Play Store di Google. Breeze dispone di GPS e di sensori Optical Flow che puntano verso il basso e permettono il posizionamento in ambienti interni, ormai un must per droni moderni.  Ha 5 modalità di volo automatiche: Pilot, Selfie, Orbit, Journey e VisionTrack. 

Caratteristiche:
- Quadricottero compatto con scatola di trasporto 
- Telecamera 4K orientabile
- Risoluzione video fino a 3840 x 2160 pixel 
- Risoluzione foto: 4160 x 3120 , 13 megapixel
- Stabilizzazione delle immagini elettroniche in 1080p e 720p 
- Condivide foto e video direttamente ai mezzi di comunicazione sociale•
- Controllato tramite un dispositivo intelligente (  Android iOS )
- Portata circa . 100m
- Perfetta stabilità interni ed esterni grazie al flusso ottico
- Sensori GPS e sistema di posizionamento interno ( IPS )
- Modalità di volo : Pilot , selfie , mi segua , Orbit / POI 
- Incl.auto di decollo e atterraggio e ritorno a casa
- Batteria ricaricabile , intercambiabile 1150 mAh LiPo
- Caricabatterie inclusi

Caratteristiche tecniche
- Dimensioni 196 x 196 x 65 mm
- Take- off
- Peso 385 g
- Batteria 3S  11,1 V 1150 mAh LiPo
- Tempo di volo fino a 12 minuti
- Massima Altezza di volo 80 metri
- Velocità massima orizzontale 5 m / s (limitata dal software )
- Massima velocità di salita 1 m / s
- Macchina fotograficaTemperatura di funzionamento 0 ° C - 40 ° C
- Sensore 1 / 3.06 CMOS
- Pixel effettivi 13 megapixel
- Risoluzione foto 4K - 4160 x 3120 pixel ( 13 MP)
- FOV 117 °
- Velocità otturatore 1/30 - 1 / 8000s
- Compatibile con smartphone iOS ( > 8.0 ) o Android ( > 4.2.2 ) con banda wifi da 5 GHz

Contenuto del kit:
- Quadricottero Breeze pronto al volo
- 2 batterie Lipo 3S 1150 mAh
- Controller dedicato
- Supporto per smartphone
- Caricabatterie
- Cavetto 220V
- Set proteggi eliche
- Set Eliche ricambio

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Per questo modello garantiamo  tutti i pezzi di ricambio e upgrade

Accessori compatibili con il Breeze ( prodotti correlati ) :
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          Algorithms for scaring birds off the airports with the help of drones      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Specialists of the California Institute of Technology have developed algorithms for the operation of drones, which will fight birds near the airports. With manual control, a person can make a mistake and steer the pack in the wrong direction, and the new system must operate without fail. Engineers were inspired by the incident with the Airbus A320 in […]

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          Robust Growth of Commercial UAV Drones Market in Future due to Increasing Demand of UAV Drones In Agriculture Sector      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Global commercial UAV drones market is expected to flourish at a CAGR of 17.8% over the forecast period.
          RE: [okgis] Workshops on drones, apps, Next-Gen 911 & more at the 2018 SCAUG Conference! - Neil Gray       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          The Latest: Venezuela top court orders lawmakers arrested      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - The Latest on the apparent drone attack on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (all times local):

3:20 p.m.

Venezuela's supreme court is ordering the arrest of prominent opposition leader Julio Borges in connection with an alleged assassination attempt against President Nicolas Maduro.

The court on Wednesday ...

          ¿Entorpecen investigaciones? Gobierno “remodela” edifico afectado por explosión de dron      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Caracas/Foto de portada: @NenaLaRocca.- El apartamento N° 22 del segundo piso de las Residencias Don Eduardo, ubicada en el centro de Caracas, donde explotó uno de los dos drones cargados con explosivo C4 el pasado sábado 4 de agosto, estaba siendo remodelado por una cuadrilla de Barrio Nuevo Barrio Tricolor. Lea también: 19 personas participaron en atentado … ¿Entorpecen investigaciones? Gobierno “remodela” edifico afectado por explosión de dron

El artículo ¿Entorpecen investigaciones? Gobierno “remodela” edifico afectado por explosión de dron es el primero en El Cooperante.


          Le pouvoir vénézuélien s'attaque à deux députés d'opposition (Romandie)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Caracas - La Cour suprême vénézuélienne a ordonné mercredi l'arrestation de Julio Borges, ex-président du Parlement et membre prééminent de l'opposition en exil, l'accusant d'être impliqué dans l'"attentat" aux drones dont le président...
          National Guard Launches Drone Missions to Fight California Wildfires      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The  California Air National Guard‘s 195th Airlift Wing recently launched a drone reconnaissance mission to aid firefighting efforts in northern California. At least six people have been killed by the raging wildfires with more than 500 homes and build... Read Full Story
          Kittyhawk.io: What Happened to that Proposed Tort Law? Moving On After the ULC Meeting      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The following is a guest post by Andrew Elefant, Director of Policy at Kittyhawk.io, an enterprise drone software company in San Francisco, CA. More Clarity on ULC’s Tort Law Relating to Drones Act The good news out of the Uniform Law Commission’s Annu... Read Full Story
          Introducing FlytSecurity: Transforming Drone Security & Surveillance Operations      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Palo Alto, August 8, 2018 — FlytBase Inc., a silicon valley startup, building technology and software products for deployment of autonomous commercial drones at scale, today announced FlytSecurity, an Autonomous Drone Security & Surveillance Soluti... Read Full Story
          Industrial SkyWorks Releases Latest BlueVu Software for Drone Inspections      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Industrial SkyWorks is pleased to announce the official launch of BlueVu for digital inspections from drone-data. As one of the most trusted names in the industry, Industrial SkyWorks offers cutting-edge drone inspection solutions. Industrial Skyworks&... Read Full Story
          Parrot Offer Huge Price Drops on Additional Anafi Flight Modes      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Following the launch of the new Anafi drone, Parrot has received some criticism for holding back its Follow Me and Flight Plan features for pilots willing to pay extra. At the time of our Anafi review, those additional modes would have set you back $17... Read Full Story
          Komatsu Inks Drone Deal with Propeller Aero      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Heavy equipment firm Komatsu is digging a new partnership with drone company Propeller. Komatsu Equipment Company, a leading Komatsu distributor headquartered in Salt Lake City, is rolling out Propeller products as a solution for the construction indus... Read Full Story
          Drone Fleet Management, Now in Site Scan      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

A central dashboard to keep track of your drones, batteries, cameras, and pilots

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          What Venezuela’s Purported Assassination Attempt by Drones Means to an Industry Already Under Attack      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
News and Commentary.  The drone news this week has been dominated by headlines about the purported assassination attempt on Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro.  The timing couldn’t be worse for the drone industry. I use the word “purported... Read Full Story
          Drones are Becoming a Filmmaker’s Tool      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The following is a guest post by Sasha Rezvina of leading aerial cinematography company Aerobo.  Drones were introduced into filmmaking as cheaper and safer alternatives for some helicopter shots. They could pull off (1) high-and-wide shots, so long as... Read Full Story
          STRABAG counts on KLAUPPK precision drone surveying technology      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
STRABAG is a European tech company for construction services with about 73.000 employees worldwide. In early August, the first KlauPPK system was delivered to STRABAG‘s department “Digital Object Scanning and Drones”, by Videographics Ingenieurgesellsc... Read Full Story
          Sentera releases gimbaled quad sensor      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Sentera’s Quad sensor is now available in an integrated gimbal-stabilized package for DJI Inspire and Matrice drones. Featuring four fully-customizable and individually-filtered focal plane arrays, the Gimbaled Quad sensor sets the standard for data ac... Read Full Story
          Reseña: Drone DJI Tello      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

El DJI Tello se convierte en uno de los drones más accesibles y con grandes funcionalidades en el mercado, a un precio muy accesible

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          Activist claims role in Venezuela drone attack      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A former police chief has come forward to say he had a part in organizing the drone attack on Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro. Activist Salvatore Lucchese says he lives abroad and remains committed to toppling the president.

          Inbox Jukebox Track of the Day: The Aquatic Blissout of "High Tide" by Former Seattle Ambient-Music Producer Jake Muir      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Former Seattle producer Jake Muir rides a new wave of aquatic ambient music on the deeply peaceful "High Tide." by Dave Segal

The beat(ification) goes on.
The beat(ification) goes on. Patricia Castaneda

Jake Muir droned and zoned briefly and brightly in Seattle's experimental-electronic-music underground for a few years before heading down to LA in early 2018 to try to get into the soundtrack/sound-design game. Before that, though, he released a strong LP on Further Records, Muara (2016), under the Monadh alias and another top chiller on Dragon's Eye, Acclimation (2017). He also played Corridor Fest and some Chapel Performance Space gigs, but in general, Muir flew under the radar of most heads.

Since moving south, Muir's released a new album for Manchester, England's Sferic Records, Lady's Mantle. The nine-track opus floats on a wave of radically altered, microscopic samples from a famous rock band. The sonic alchemy is so extreme, though, you'd never be able to discern the source. More important than that fact is the result: serene ambient aquascapes that do what the most earnest New Age records strive for, but without the belabored liner notes and overplayed "nature" snippets. It might be hyperbole to say that "High Tide" is healing music, but if it doesn't lower your heart rate and massage your overtaxed mind and tense muscles into a state of deep relaxation, I'll be quite surprised. Hearing it during this heatwave is like an icy aural bath that centers you while keeping reality at a safe distance... for four-and-a-half minutes, at least.

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          Autonomous drones can herd birds away from airports      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Drones aren't usually allowed to go near airports unless they serve a purpose, like herding flocks of birds away from the airspace where they could put planes full of people in jeopardy. Manually controlled drones can be unreliable, though: If the operator gets too aggressive and spooks the birds, the flock could scatter and become even more unmanageable. That's why a team of researchers from Caltech have developed an algorithm that teaches unmanned aerial vehicles how to autonomously (and effectively) herd birds away from airport airspace.
          Venezuela's Top Court Orders Lawmaker Arrested      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Venezuela's Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the arrest of a prominent opposition leader in connection with an alleged assassination attempt against President Nicolas Maduro. In addition to seeking the arrest of Julio Borges, the court also called for the prosecution of another opposition lawmaker, Juan Requesens, who police detained a day earlier. The moves threaten to deepen the country's political crisis as opposition lawmakers accuse the government's ruling part of using the alleged attack to clamp down on the opposition. Video circulating Tuesday on social media showed Venezuela's political police arresting Requesens, a 29-year-old deputy in the opposition-controlled National Assembly. Supporters say he was kidnapped from his apartment. On Wednesday, the supreme court ordered the arrest of Borges, accusing him of "flagrant crimes," including public incitement, treason to the fatherland and the attempted homicide against Maduro. The head of Venezuela's pro-government constitutional assembly said he would have the body take up a proposal to strip both lawmakers of their immunity protections, drawing cries from anti-government lawmakers that such a move would be unconstitutional. During a national television broadcast Tuesday, Maduro accused Requesens and Borges of complicity in weekend drone explosions that he contends were an attempt on his life. Borges, a former president of the opposition-controlled National Assembly, has been living in self-imposed exile in the Colombian capital, Bogota. Maduro said statements from some of the six suspects arrested earlier have implicated the two lawmakers, as well as key financiers. "Several of the declarations indicated Julio Borges. The investigations point to him," Maduro said during Tuesday's broadcast, though he provided no details of Borges' alleged role. Borges, who has rejected the accusations, met Wednesday with top lawmakers in Colombia, which has blamed Maduro's government for causing the crisis that has led to masses of Venezuelans fleeing across the border into the neighboring country. "We want to see you out of power, imprisoned for the violation of human rights, imprisoned for the destruction of democracy," Borges said. "The only promoter of violence is a man named Nicolas Maduro." Two drones armed with explosives detonated near Maduro as he spoke during a military celebration Saturday evening. Images on live television showed Maduro and his wife looking up at the sky as the first drone exploded, sending hundreds of soldiers scrambling for safety. The six suspects arrested earlier face charges of treason, attempted murder and terrorism. Investigators have linked a total of 19 people to the attack, Chief Prosecutor Tarek William Saab said Wednesday. Critics of Maduro's socialist government said immediately after the drone explosions that they feared the unpopular leader would use the incident as an excuse to round up opponents as he seeks to dampen spreading discontent over Venezuela's devastating economic collapse. As elected lawmakers, Borges and Requesens enjoy immunity from prosecution under Venezuelan law. But Diosdado Cabello, the powerful leader of the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela and president of the National Constitutional Assembly, said in a tweet that he planned to introduce legislation stripping them and any other lawmakers accused in the alleged attack of this protection. The move brought an immediate outcry from the opposition. Antonio Ledezma, an opposition leader and exiled mayor of Caracas who now lives in Spain, spoke with Borges from Bogota. "Neither the deputy Borges, nor the deputy Requesens _ no Venezuelan parliamentarians are involved in this type of scheme cooked up by the regime," Ledezma said. "This is another parody of Maduro." The events come as Venezuela's economy continues to hemorrhage and thousands flee to neighboring nations seeking food and medical care. Maduro has grown increasingly isolated, with the United States and other foreign powers slapping economic sanctions on a growing list of high-ranking Venezuelan officials and criticizing his government of being an autocratic regime. The International Monetary Fund projects inflation could top 1 million percent by year's end. During Maduro's two-hour speech, videos were displayed showing alleged suspects and images of the drones exploding. One video included a purported confession by a handcuffed suspect, whose face was blurred out. The president also displayed wanted posters with names and pictures of other suspects who he said are living in the United States and Colombia. Maduro said he would provide evidence to authorities in both countries and ask for their cooperation in handing over suspects who helped orchestrate and finance the attack. "I want to explain to the government of the United States and the government of Colombia in detail all the evidence that leads us to accomplices ... living in the state of Florida," Maduro said. "I trust in the good faith of Donald Trump." State television on Wednesday showed Venezuela's foreign minister, Jorge Arreaza, and Saab, the attorney general, meeting with James Story, the top U.S. diplomat in Caracas. The U.S. State Department did not immediately respond to a request Wednesday for comment on whether Venezuela had made any extradition request.
          Venezuela In Crisis: Biggest Risk To Maduro Is Cash And Vanishing Oil - Forbes      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (center) attends a ceremony to celebrate the 81st anniversary of the National Guard in Caracas on August 4, 2018. A loud bang believed to be from a drone carrying a bomb interrupted Maduro's speech during the ...
Venezuela cracks down on opposition in wake of 'attack'BBC News
Venezuela president alleges two opposition leaders linked to drone attackITV News
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          Juan Manuel Santos negó la conspiración contra Maduro: "El sábado estaba en unas cosas mucho más importantes, estaba bautizando a mi nieta"      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
El presidente de Colombia contestó las acusaciones del dictador venezolano tras el confuso episodio durante un acto chavista en el que explotó un drone. Calificó los señalamientos como “insólitos”
          Luis Almagro, sobre la versión oficial del ataque con drones en Venezuela: "La nula credibilidad del régimen impide saber la verdad"      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
El secretario general de la OEA se manifestó después de que la dictadura de Nicolás Maduro acusara rápidamente y sin pruebas al gobierno colombiano, a Estados Unidos y a la oposición. Este lunes presentará a los seis detenidos y ofreció mostrar evidencias
          La ex fiscal Luisa Ortega Díaz desmintió su participación en la organización del ataque con drones en Venezuela      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
La ex funcionaria, ahora exiliada, fue nombrada por la dictadura chavista como parte de la supuesta conspiración detrás de los ataques contra Nicolás Maduro, sin aportar pruebas ni indicios al respecto
          Así fue la explosión de uno de los drones durante el acto militar del dictador Nicolás Maduro      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Un video muestra el momento de la detonación del avión no tripulado a metros de la avenida Caracas
          EEUU emitió una alerta de seguridad a sus ciudadanos en Venezuela tras las explosiones en un acto de Nicolás Maduro      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
La embajada norteamericana en Caracas se pronunció tras el ataque con drones contra el dictador chavista
          Diyarbakır’da 500 polisle droneli uygulama      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Diyarbakır’da 500 polisle droneli uygulama

Diyarbakır'da 500 polisin katılımı ile asayiş uygulaması gerçekleştirildi.


          Attentat contre Maduro – La Cour suprême du Venezuela ordonne l’arrestation du député d’opposition Borges      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
La Cour suprême vénézuélienne a ordonné mercredi l’arrestation de Julio Borges, ex-président du Parlement et membre prééminent de l’opposition en exil, l’accusant d’être impliqué dans l' »attentat » aux drones dont le président Nicolas Maduro s’est dit victime samedi. La Cour suprême « ordonne l’arrestation immédiate du député » pour « meurtre intentionnel qualifié » à l’endroit de Nicolas Maduro, précise […]

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          Cheap and deadly: how off-the-shelf drones become weapons      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

It's the attack that confirms analysts' fears: drones similar to that used in the Venezuela attack sell online for less than $1,000 and some high school students can build model that can carry much greater loads, writes Jai Galliott.


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Facções criminosas ameaçam até crianças ao expulsar famílias de casa



Em entrevista, mulher relata que criminoso ameaçou atirar ao ouvir choro de criança: “quando minha filha chorou, ele puxou a pistola e disse ‘faça ela calar a boca”.

Moradores dos conjuntos habitacionais do Programa Minha Casa Minha Vida continuam a viver o drama de ameaças e expulsões das próprias residências por membros de facções criminosas. Elas se apossam dos apartamentos e os transformam em verdadeiros quartéis do crime.

Glairton Pires Barbosa Filho, de 32 anos, foi localizado no apartamento de uma outra mulher que havia sido expulsa no fim de julho. Com ele, foram apreendidos R$ 320 em dinheiro, drogas, balança de precisão e as chaves do apartamento de uma das vítimas.

Durante a operação, a Polícia foi surpreendida por outro casal que havia sido forçado a sair de casa. Com medo, eles não queriam mais voltar para o imóvel, apenas registrar o Boletim de Ocorrência.

Nesta segunda-feira(6), o Jornal Jangadeiro mostrou a história do casal que teria sido expulso de casa por Glairton. Sob ameaça de morte, os jovens foram obrigados a sair do apartamento, apenas 15 dias após terem recebido as chaves do imóvel, que fica no residencial Cidade Jardim I, no bairro José Walter, em Fortaleza. Eles foram expulsos somente com a roupa do corpo.

O casal só conseguiu buscar os móveis e eletrodomésticos com a escolta da Polícia Militar. Mas dois televisores já haviam sido levados pelos bandidos. O sonho da casa própria que se transformou em pesadelo.

Mas o Cidade Jardim I não é o único a enfrentar o problema. Em Fortaleza, quase todos os conjuntos entregues pelo programa Minha Casa, Minha Vida passam por situação semelhante, no Residencial José Euclides Ferreira Gomes, no Bairro Jangurussu, pelo menos 52 famílias foram expulsas entre janeiro e julho desse ano.

Um casal, que prefere não mostrar o rosto, diz que até os filhos foram ameaçados. “Quando minha filha chorou, ele puxou a pistola e disse ‘faça ela calar a boca”.

No mês passado, o secretário da Segurança Pública, André Costa, chegou a afirmar que elas poderiam voltar para os apartamentos. “O recado que nos damos é que aquelas pessoa que saíram de suas casas retornem para lá, e a Polícia vai garantir a permanência dessa pessoa”, comentou. 

Mas os moradores ainda não se sentem seguros para retornar. Também no mês passado, o Ministério Público chegou a entrar com uma ação contra a Caixa Econômica Federal e o Governo do Ceará para garantir a reintegração de posse dos imóveis às vítimas. Até mesmo os procuradores receberam ameaças e não querem mais falar sobre o assunto. Esse documento mostra que o órgão constatou a instalação de câmeras e até drones pelos grupos criminosos para controlar o espaço dos residenciais.

Em nota, a Secretaria da Segurança informou que trabalha na expansão do policiamento 24 horas nos conjuntos habitacionais que são alvos de grupos criminosos. Segundo a Secretaria, atualmente existem 16 bases policiais, que devem ser transformadas em unidades integradas de policiamento. Até agora, 21 suspeitos foram capturados por envolvimento direto ou indireto nesse tipo de ação criminosa.

Na nota, a Secretaria diz estar à procura de outros suspeitos. A equipe de reportagem visitou nesta terça-feira (7) os dois residenciais citados, além do Jardim Castelão II, onde está situada a comunidade da Babilônia, e o novo perimetral, conhecido como Gereba. Apenas no último ponto foram vistos policiais. Mas, apesar da presença da polícia, o clima ainda é de tensão. Por medo de represálias, a população evita gravar entrevistas.






Fonte: Tribuna do Ceará



          St.Gallen: Aggressive Drohne feiert international Erfolge      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Um eine bedrohliche Drohne geht es im vom Verein Filmwerk St. Gallen gedrehten Action-Kurzfilm «Drone». Er lief an mehreren Filmfestivals weltweit und gewann sogar einen Award.
          Lichaam vermiste Marloes gevonden in Soest      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
AMERSFOORT - In Soest is het stoffelijk overschot van Marloes Idzerda uit Amersfoort gevonden. De 44-jarige vrouw was sinds zondagmiddag vermist.

Gisteren en vandaag werd volop naar de vrouw gezocht in het bos tussen Amersfoort en Soest. Er werden onder meer een helikopter, speurhonden en een drone ingezet. Ook hielpen de ME en het Veteranen Search Team mee met zoeken.

De auto van de vrouw werd zondag al gevonden aan de Oude Leusderweg in Soest. In het Monnikenbos in de buurt van die plek werd haar vandaag ook haar lichaam gevonden.

De familie van Marloes is geïnformeerd. De politie meldt dat er geen aanwijzingen zijn voor een misdrijf.


          A workers’ resistance to the crisis in Venezuela      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Venezuela under President Nicolás Maduro has further descended into crisis and chaos since Maduro was re-elected in May in an election marked by low turnout and lack of options to vote for. Since the election, though, new workers’ struggles have arisen and spread, though the local and international media have ignored them. This resistance poses an alternative to both the corrupt and repressive Maduro government and the right-wing opposition backed by the U.S. which has opposed reforms and popular power since former President Hugo Chavez came to power.

On August 4, after the interview below was completed, Maduro survived an attack during a speech in Caracas. Drone aircraft carrying explosives reportedly flew close to the president and his entourage and detonated. Maduro was unhurt. The government blames the attack on opponents working with the U.S. and Colombia to topple Maduro.

Gonzalo Gómez is a Venezuelan revolutionary, member of the socialist organization Marea Socialista, co-founder of the independent left-wing website aporrea.org, and a veteran of union and popular struggles in Venezuela for over 40 years. In mid-July, he was interviewed by Carlos Carcione about the situation in Venezuela and the next steps for socialists in the country. The interview was translated into English by Eva María.

ACCORDING TO the information we have, struggles by workers have begun in the country over wage demands and working conditions. Other large protests are taking place over the collapse of public services, such as electricity, water and telecommunications, as well as the situation with public transportation and roads, and also the CLAPs [boxes with food essentials distributed by the government to low-income families] that are not arriving. Could you tell us what the situation is like?

AFTER THE May 20 elections [won by Nicolas Maduro], there has been an escalation of conflicts and demands from workers and from many social sectors in the country. This process has not stopped. On the contrary, it is increasing with new sectors joining every day.

Striking nurses in Caracas demand a fair wage and relief from the crisis
Striking nurses in Caracas demand a fair wage and relief from the crisis

Among the most outstanding are the mobilizations that the nurses of public hospitals and maternity hospitals have been leading for more than two weeks. They are demanding a fair salary; some slogans call for salaries to match the level of the Canasta Básica [the basic needs for a household], which is also what the Constitution [of 1999, which Maduro is attempting to re-write] states.

It’s necessary to bear in mind that the salary today is less than what it costs to get to work. And this also leads to the demand for the improvement of health services: there are no medical supplies, no medicines, inadequate medical equipment — and to top it off, doctors are leaving the country.

However, the government reportedly granted increases to the military that are known to be very close to the Canasta Básica or higher for the upper ranks. These motivated nurses to say “We want a salary like the military’s,” and others to say, “We want to make what Tisbay Lucena [the president of the National Electoral Council] makes in two weeks.”

The nurses are taking to the streets and have the support of patients and their families. They are opting for street protests because the government is in a de facto shutdown in the health sector due to a lack of resources and starvation wages.

This situation of crisis and abandonment is suffered by the vast majority of public-sector workers, as well as throughout the country. For example, workers in the university sector are also going out to protest over wages.

Leaders of the official trade unions try to make agreements behind the backs of the workers with increases that are negligible and completely unsatisfactory. The workers remain unaware of these “agreements,” and the struggles continue.

Workers at the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology and many satellite institutions in this ministry have joined protests and struggle. And just as in the health sector, the demand for higher wages is merged with the demand to improve the conditions of the services they provide.

Electricity workers, telephone workers for CANTV in some regions, some postal workers are taking action. And some who have not yet taken to the streets are beginning to issue statements and demands addressed to the government, as well as protests through communiqués about the situation in which they find themselves, mainly in the public sector.

Then there is also a tendency towards workers in related sectors working together, and in some cases, coordinating struggles. This marks the prospect of a general national struggle for wages and also for the improvement of public services.

For workers in other countries to understand the situation, it should be said that Venezuelan workers and their families would be living on these wages with one or two eggs a day or with a can of tuna a day per household.

The government provides care packages with some food products, called CLAP boxes, to a part of the population. These create a clientelist relation with the government, but they are not part of peoples’ salaries. The system is also very insufficient. People can’t freely decide what food or products they buy. Such measures have been typical of neoliberal governments for social control of the poor.

This has to be put in the context of a collapsing situation. You can’t get transportation to work or you don’t have cash to pay for it, and then you go to work in shifts or part-time. The workers are dividing up a few days a week because they can’t even successfully get to work consistently. The economy is collapsing, and so is Venezuelan society and the state.

We at Marea Socialista are going to be involved in these struggles, bringing our solidarity, our support and our proposals, and helping to amplify the demands and experiences.

We believe that each of these struggles must achieve its objectives. We must not allow them to be repressed, and we should push for them to coordinate into a national struggle for higher wages.

The focus is now in the struggle for wages, but the communities and neighborhoods are also coming out to demand the basic functioning of public services that are currently in disarray: lack of water, constant blackouts, interruptions in phone service, inconsistency in garbage pickup, etc.

WHAT DO you think is the current political situation in the country?

THE GOVERNMENT doesn’t guarantee the normal functioning of the country, nor the living conditions of the people, nor does it really manage to govern. It does not stop hyperinflation. It simply contributes to chaos.

It behaves like an authoritarian government toward the people, but it has no authority to bring order to the economy or to put a stop to the corruption of which it is a part.

The situation is so serious that even some sectors of the PSUV [United Socialist Party of Venezuela, the ruling party] are aware of what is happening and criticisms of the government of Nicolás Maduro are beginning to multiply. Because what the government is doing is equivalent to the effects of neoliberal governments. Because of the precariousness of wages, because employment has no meaning or value, and there is an exodus of professionals and workers.

They are reducing the functioning of the state apparatus to a minimum, albeit without abandoning corruption, to the obvious detriment of living conditions, which is clear in the case of the health sector.

The government attributes all this to a supposed “economic war” against it, but we all know that capital has always sought profit at the expense of everyone else, and it is the government that has the power to influence a set of variables. If the government does not give the necessary wage increases, then they must be held responsible. If it does not provide basic services, the same thing applies.

And we are not only talking about the National Executive, because the National Constituent Assembly (ANC) forged by Maduro — though we can consider it to be illegitimate — is supposed to be supra-constitutional and universal, but even it isn’t capable of fixing things.

All they are trying to do is adjust the political regime to the requirements of capitalist accumulation of the ruling bureaucracy into the new global framework, guarantee themselves freedom to engage in embezzlement, contain the people under social and repressive control, and ensure impunity for their power elite.

Another example of the bureaucratic disaster is PDVSA [the state oil company]. Oil production has fallen to an all-time low. The Maduro government is bankrupting the company — if it’s not already bankrupt.

Basic industries, including the steel sector, are going through a historic decline in production, producing what was previously produced in a few days over the course of a year.

The government can only keep itself in power while we are overwhelmed by appalling corruption. It does nothing to recover the country’s embezzled resources, because the government itself is knee-deep in corruption, whose haul is equivalent to almost a decade of imports.

And on the other hand, the government has prioritized the payment of an illegitimate foreign debt and is pledging the country’s little oil production in exchange for Russia’s and China’s financial aid in the future, putting at risk national and state sovereignty over PDVSA.

This shows that the only plan they have is to unload the crisis on the population. They seek to distract us with calls for electoral processes in very dubious conditions. But the government isn’t carrying out its duty to solve national and working people’s problems.

In sum, we have a disastrous combination of factors: authoritarianism and the degradation of democracy; the collapse of the functioning of the state for social and economic affairs; a frightening setback in the standard of living of the people in contrast to what had been achieved during the Bolivarian Revolution; as well as rampant corruption linked to a mafia pattern of accumulation, which cannot be fixed with this government, nor with a government of the old oligarchy.

This is why I sometimes comment that “La V se ha cuarteao.” [The Fifth Republic is going the way of the Fourth.] The people who have begun to rebel in Venezuela are doing so because daily life is already impossible and because they are reacting against the dismantling of everything. The gravity of the current situation leads us to say that the country must go through a refoundation.

WHAT DO you propose as a way out?

WE HAVE to start from these struggles because they mean a shift in the national situation.

The workers and the popular sectors have started to respond. They have gone from a situation in which uncertainty, demoralization, fear and a desire to flee the country prevailed to the terrain of struggle. People are going out to fight in the streets because they are cornered by a government that does not want and cannot offer alternatives.

These struggles must be coordinated and extended nationally. But the solution will not come as long as we keep doing the same things we’ve done up to this point. We need an emergency plan that is really on the side of the workers and the popular sectors, not that of the bureaucracy, the corrupt and those who take advantage of the crisis to do business and become an elite of predatory power.

This emergency plan would have to guarantee a salary at the level of the Canasta Básica of goods and updated periodically to keep up with hyperinflation, so that wages don’t plummet. This would just be putting into effect what is established in Article 91 of our Constitution [established by Chávez in 1999, in contrast to the one Maduro is trying to draft].

Initially, at least, it can start with what the nurses who are fighting are demanding. For example, we want to get paid at the same level as military officers.

Among other things, we need to recover the funds embezzled from the country, which amount to billions of dollars. The assets and accounts of the corrupt must be confiscated. We also insist on the cessation of payments of the foreign debt and the initiation of a public and citizen audit of this debt, as it is illegitimate and the product of corrupt dealings.

As for other ways we can get the needed resources. First, we can get them from the production of the state-owned companies themselves, especially the food industry, which the government has left practically inactive and whose products are diverted to smuggling circuits or to parallel markets.

This recovery isn’t going to be guaranteed by the corrupt bureaucracy, but rather by the effective participation and control of workers, peasants and communities.

For this plan to be carried out, then, another government is needed, one that is willing and able to carry this plan forward. Neither nor the right-wing opposition, which represents big capital and has leached off the corrupt state, want to apply these solutions. We need another political direction.

This is why we are fighting to build Marea Socialista. At the same time, we say that the workers who are fighting and those who are critical of the government must create a new political alternative for the country that embraces one of our most characteristic slogans: Neither bureaucracy nor capital!

In the international and regional context, the people have also come out to fight and are strongly questioning governments. Some of these governments are using left-wing rhetoric, but empty of content, and in the name of that, they are snatching democratic and social conquests from the peoples and even committing real massacres. This is what is happening in the case of Ortega in Nicaragua.

Governments like Ortega’s and Maduro’s end up becoming instruments of counterrevolution against their people, and today, they are actually implementing a counterrevolution in our countries.

We, in the heat of the struggles, find ourselves needing to build the political vehicles to oppose these leaders and their parties at the same time as we continue to fight the old bastions of right-wing power.

That is why we are trying to build alternatives and new political references with a national reach. But we need and seek to develop international connections with those with whom we share strategic outlooks and who want to struggle alongside us.

Hence our relationship with and our effort to build a new international space as Anticapitalistas en Red, which has been bringing together several revolutionary, democratic, anti-capitalist and anti-bureaucratic political organizations in Latin America and other parts of the world.


          Un ex jefe policial de Venezuela confirma que Maduro era el objetivo del ataque con drones      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Salvatore Lucchese, un ex jefe de la policía municipal venezolana y activista antigubernamental, admitió a la agencia Reuters haber ayudado a organizar la operación para lanzar drones armados el pasado sábado, una operación que describió como...
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De obicei, folosirea dronelor nu este permisă în apropierea aeroporturilor, dar savanții au creat un anumit tip va face de acum excepție. Cercetătorii s-au gândit că dronele ar putea fi utile pentru a goni stolurile de păsări din spațiul aerian, care reprezintă un pericol pentru avioanele pline cu pasageri. Însă dronele controlate manual nu sunt […]
          Photographer Penny Ashford Captures Locations Endangered by Climate Change      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Photographer Penny Ashford's show at Page Bond Gallery,"Vanishing Ice: From the Arctic to Antarctica," is a call to action.

The project started while she was working on a coffee table book about her passion, water, when Ashford was drawn to Antarctica for the majestic icebergs she'd read about. At the time, she had no real understanding of the climate change conversation, she says.

She followed that trip with one to the North Pole and unexpectedly found herself surrounded by melting ice. But it was the underweight polar bears that really opened her eyes to the impact modern life is having on the environment.

While in Svalbard, Norway, a few months ago to document more of the changes, Ashford was in shock over how much water compared to ice surrounded her. "Hence the name of this show," she explains. "I have to admit, I was so excited to go to Svalbard because I was told I would see amazing animals and ice forms and I came home very disappointed."

The large-format photographs detail the changing landscape, sometimes with recognizable forms and sometimes with abstract images. In "The Enormity, Antarctica 2018," the viewer is faced with the image of a tiny orange object — a dingy — dwarfed by a massive iceberg. "When you realize the size of the ice, it literally takes your breath way," she says.

Some of the photos are pure abstraction, an intentional choice for Ashford, who is passionate about all the different shapes that water and ice take on.

"It absolutely intrigues me because no two moments in time are ever the same. It's always changing," she says. "I think that's what I love the most. I look for shapes and patterns all the time, like the way the water ripples or the ice patterns develop."

One of the most striking images is "Midnight, 2018," mainly for the iceberg's unusually warm coloring. Ashford recalls it as an incredible moment. The group was preparing to go to bed around 11:30 p.m. when people looked outside to see a distinctive glow in the sky. It was during a period of 24 hours of light a day and the sun, very low in the sky, was throwing off a golden yellow cast on the icebergs to the right of the ship.

"The glow was so brilliant that the captain turned our ship, the National Geographic Explorer, to head directly into the side of the iceberg just so we could capture the full breadth of color," she recalls.

Shooting in such frigid locations takes its toll on camera equipment. Ashford uses a Nikon D-810 and also the DJI Phantom 4 drone, which she admits is hard to use because of the cold weather. "It sometimes takes on a life of its own and flies where it wants to," she says. "Including into the ocean."

While in Svalbard, Ashford wanted to see the Seed Vault, which is a depository for the world's seeds, but was unable to because the permafrost the vault was built on had begun to melt and water was seeping into the vault so it had to be shut down.

"It's just another sign of the problems in our midst," she says. "These three journeys have inspired me to find other endangered locations to photograph in the hopes of bringing about more conversation and hopefully some modification of our behavior." S

"Vanishing Ice: From the Arctic to Antarctica" runs through Aug. 31 at Page Bond Gallery, 1625 W. Main St. pagebondgallery.com. 


          Ordenan detención del opositor Julio Borges por atentado a Maduro - Vanguardia Liberal      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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          Ebola et insécurité à Beni: Les assurances de la Monusco      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
La Rd Congo fait face et riposte à une épidémie à virus Ebola qui présente une menace très élevée dans un contexte particulier marqué par la présence des groupes armés, une forte densité et mobilité des populations, etc. qui sont autant de facteurs qui peuvent favoriser la propagation de la maladie et constituer des difficultés majeures. L’analyse des risques de l’OMS par rapport à cette situation indique que les taux de risque pour la propagation de l’épidémie demeurent très élevés pour l’ensemble du pays et au niveau régional, mais assez faibles au niveau mondial. La riposte à cette épidémie, comme celle des épidémies passées est organisée sous le leadership du ministère de la Santé, appuyé par l’OMS et les autres partenaires. A ce jour, la situation épidémiologique se présente de la manière suivante : à la date du 5 août 2018, on note 43 cas dont 36 décès. Des équipes de l’OMS sont déployées aux côtés de celles du ministère de la Santé et des autres partenaires à l’épicentre de la maladie à Mangina, zone de Santé de Mabalako et à Beni. Dans ces équipes, il y a des épidémiologistes, des cliniciens, des hygiénistes, des logisticiens, des spécialistes de communication de risque et engagement des communautés, des psychosociologues, etc. Un laboratoire mobile a été installé par l’INRB à Beni et est fonctionnel depuis le 3 août 2018. Deux autres laboratoires mobiles sont en cours d`installation à Mangina et à Goma. Des centres de traitement Ebola sont en cours d`installation à Beni et Mangina avec l`appui de MSF et ALIMA. Entre autres activités des équipes de riposte, un briefing a été également fait à l’endroit des journalistes locaux de Beni pour les aider à mieux comprendre les mesures de prévention essentielles et les messages clés à transmettre. A ce jour, la priorité demeure l’identification des cas et des contacts et le suivi quotidien de ces derniers, le renforcement de la surveillance aux points d’entrée et de sortie prioritaires. Aussi, une vaccination pour les agents de première ligne, pour les contacts des cas confirmés et pour les contacts des contacts démarrera incessamment. L’OMS et les autres partenaires demeurent mobilisés pour permettre au Gouvernement à travers le Ministère de la santé, d’endiguer rapidement cette 10è épidémie de la maladie à virus Ebola, comme ce fut le cas au Bas-Uele l’année dernière et dans la province de l’Equateur il y a quelques mois. Comment combattre Ebola dans une zone instable ? A cette question, le représentant de l’Organisation Mondiale de la Santé en RDC, le Dr Allarangar qui répondait à une question de la presse affirme que l’accessibilité est un problème, c’est une réalité. Mais nous sommes face à un évènement, et par rapport à cela, on est obligé de faire des efforts pour pouvoir résoudre le problème. « Je crois que quand on a un évènement comme l’épidémie de la maladie à virus Ebola, il n’y a pas que l’équipe de santé qui doit être engagée. Je crois que tout le monde doit être engagé. Et c’est ce que les autorités nationales sont en train de faire », dit-il, avant d’ajouter que le  2 août dernier, quand on était sur le terrain, on n’était pas que l’équipe de santé, on était avec les autorités administratives, les autorités politiques et les autorités militaires. Donc, de ce côté, je pense que tout est mis en œuvre de sorte qu’on puisse venir à bout de cette épidémie. Mais il faut se dire, ce combat-là, il ne faut pas se voir vaincu à l’avance. Il faut dire que nous allons réussir et, on doit réussir. Il a été complété par le porte-parole de la MONUSCO, Florence Marchal, qui apporte un complément tout ce qui a été dit. A Beni, comme vous le savez, nous avons la Brigade d’intervention, avec comme je l’ai dit tout à l’heure, 3.000 hommes. Dans le cadre du soutien que la MONUSCO peut apporter pour la riposte à cette épidémie, il y a bien évidemment des escortes apportées aux équipes de santé et d’autres choses qui restent encore à déterminer. Donc, on est dans un cas de figure qui est diffèrent de celui qu’on a connu lors de l’épisode précédent dans la province de l’Equateur. Que font les drones ? A cette question, le porte-parole militaire, le Lieutenant-colonel Serge Bruno Chabi reconnait que c’est vrai que nous disposons d’un grand nombre de troupes à Beni. Mais il faut faire attention aux types d’affrontements. La mission de la Force en RDC, c’est une mission de neutralisation. Ce n’est pas une mission d’extermination. Les combats se déroulent au sein des populations. On a beau avoir la suprématie dans les rapports de force, il n’est pas question de venir larguer des bombes et de faire demi-tour comme on peut l’avoir vu ailleurs. Deuxièmement, il faut savoir le type d’ennemi auquel on a affaire. Il s’agit d’un ennemi qui se confond rapidement à la population, il n’est donc pas facile de l’identifier même si vous avez la technologie la plus perfectionnée. Il faut savoir que c’est un ennemi qui parfois bénéficie de complicités, et ce n’est même pas exclu, j’ose dire, de sympathie des populations qui leur fournissent une logistique qui les entretient. Mais il faut savoir que c’est un ennemi assez volatile qui peut aller de part et d’autre d’une frontière. Donc, vous voyez que quand tout cela est réuni, il faut inscrire l’action dans le temps, c’est-à-dire opposer à l’ennemi un mode d’action qui l’asphyxie progressivement au point qu’il vienne se rendre. Mais, je dis que ne prendre en compte que les rapports de force, c’est prendre le risque de faire une mission d’extermination et c’est loin d’être le cas de la mission que le mandat [du Conseil de sécurité] des Nations Unies donne à la Force. (JMNK)
          Another use for drones: Investigating car wrecks      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

When police investigators tried to figure out what caused a multivehicle crash that killed an elderly woman in Morton, Illinois, last month, they looked to the sky for help. Like a growing number of police agencies throughout the country, including … Continue reading

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          In crash investigations, police upgrade from chalk, tape measures to drones      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Drones already have varied uses from mail delivery to storm tracking. Now, US state and local police are using the unmanned aerial vehicles’ bird’s eye photos to reconstruct car crashes more efficiently, accurately, and safely … https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Justice/2018/0807/In-crash-investigations-police-upgrade-from-chalk-tape-measures-to-drones Christian Science Monitor … Continue reading

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          Out-Of-Control Drone Slashes Iowa Toddler’s Face At Playground      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

An Iowa toddler was injured in a freak accident when a drone hit the swings he was playing on and smacked the 1-year-old in the face, leaving him bleeding from a deep gash on his right cheek and injuries to … Continue reading

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          Drone attacks are essentially terrorism by joystick      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

A failed assassination attempt against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Saturday was mounted with explosive-armed drones, according to news reports. Nine days earlier, and on the other side of the world, terrorists claimed to have sent an armed drone to … Continue reading

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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s pro-government constitutional assembly stripped two opposition lawmakers of their immunity from prosecution on Wednesday, accusing them of having roles in a drone attack that authorities say was an attempt to kill socialist President Nicolas Maduro.  The National Constituent Assembly voted unanimously to lift the protection for Julio Borges and Juan ...

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          Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

  • I talked to someone who went to the Civil War Museum in Fort Worth. You know, that one on west 820 around Lake Worth which you've driven by a thousand times? Verdict: Pretty, pretty good. 
  • There was a shooting death in Forest Hill over the weekend where the 25 year old victim, Roderick Brunswick, listed his hometown as Bridgeport. 
  • Tell me this can't possibly be true:
  • Here's Trump's lawyer acting crazy again. (1) He got mad at that?, (2) He didn't deny worrying about Trump's tweet?, and (3) And what does "Law School" have to do with any of this? 
  • We've got another security guard killing a guy at a strip club. A few weeks back it happened at Roxy Showgirl in north Fort Worth, and last night it happened off of Regal Road and Stemmons in Dallas (it sounds like in the area of Zona Rosa Cabaret.)
  • What a crazy race last night for a Ohio Congressional seat -- a district that is 86% white and which has been strongly Republican for decades There are still 5,038 absentee ballots and 3,435 provisional ballots outstanding. 
  • In women's professional basketball, the team from Las Vegas, after 25 hours of travel due to delayed and cancelled flights, decided they were too tired to play.
  • Man, if this is real, it is shocking: That's alleged audio of embattled car salesman Bart Reagor addressing his employees with a ton of F Bombs. It definitely sounds like him, and you've got to love him bragging about having a mansion on 19th Street in Lubbock. (And he makes Alec Baldwin speaking to the salesmen in Glengarry Glen Ross look like a choir boy.)
  • We've found the dumbest school board in America. The school board for Parkland, Florida (where the mass shooting occurred) was ordered to release some documents to the press but was allowed to make certain redactions. After the documents were provided, someone on Facebook told the paper, "Hey, if you'll just copy and paste that electronic document into Microsoft Word you'll be able to see the redacted text." (Paraphrased.) It worked. Now the school board is urging the court to find the paper in contempt for publishing the text that was supposed to be redacted. Good luck with all that. 
  • The officer in the story below rejected an odd plea bargain offer of, "Admit to hurting the dog and give up you officer certification and we will dismiss the case." At this point, the only thing that will save his career is a Not Guilty verdict. And it's not the strongest of cases against him. 
  • Greg Abbott's "bail bond reform" proposal was nothing more than trying to advance his own political career by using the death of a DPS Trooper. It won't change a thing. And the head of DPS, Steve McCraw, was right by his side when he did it. 
  • I'm telling you, that Manafort trial is getting weird. The judge and the prosecutor continue to fight, and the judge even accused him of crying in court.
  • Messenger: Above The Fold (Today's paper lists the new teachers in the districts around the county, and I noticed Bridgeport has a "Drone teacher.")



          La irreligione contemporanea      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
                                Pena di morte





Malgrado quanto noi giornalisti ci sforziamo di far credere, spesso e volentieri i giornali non rappresentano affatto l’opinione pubblica.

Il problema della pena di morte è uno di quelli in cui sembra più profonda la frattura tra gente e media. Questi, quasi senza eccezioni, respingono indignati anche solo la prospettiva di dibattere una questione che giudicano talmente anacronistica e incivile da non meritare alcuna attenzione.

Nei giornali in cui mi è capitato di lavorare, ho visto cestinare, con ribrezzo, le molte lettere dei lettori sull’argomento. Eppure, tutti i sondaggi mostrano che, se si andasse a un referendum popolare, certamente il risultato sarebbe per la reintroduzione del plotone di esecuzione o del boia, almeno per i crimini particolarmente esecrabili.
Ce ne sono riprove concrete: stando al rapporto annuale di Amnesty International, la pena di morte contrassegna ancora il diritto penale di ben 99 Stati (l’80 per cento delle esecuzioni riguarda Paesi che hanno la pretesa di essere modello ad altri come gli Stati Uniti, l’Urss, la Cina), senza che movimenti importanti di opinione ne chiedano l’abolizione. Nei circa 30 Stati dell’Unione nordamericana in cui si è conservata l’esecuzione capitale, tutte le iniziative per cancellarla sono state vanificate dalla volontà popolare. Questa, in certi casi, ne ha addirittura imposto la reintroduzione. Ma si sa che i cantori della democrazia -giornalisti e politici in prima linea- sono selettivi: per loro, la maggioranza delle opinioni e dei voti è «nobile manifestazione della volontà popolare» quando va nel senso da loro auspicato; e diventa «disprezzabile rigurgito reazionario» quando si esprime in modo non gradito ai loro pregiudizi e schemi.

Il fatto è che, dalla più remota antichità sino a qualche intellettuale dell’Europa occidentale del Settecento che cominciò ad avere dei dubbi, la pena di morte fu pacificamente ammessa da tutte le culture di tutte le società del mondo.

Ed è falso che quel curioso personaggio che fu Cesare Beccaria ne abbia chiesto l'abolizione.
Dei delitti e delle pene”, capitolo ventotto: «La morte di un cittadino non può credersi necessaria che per due motivi...».
Quel che Beccaria respinge è soprattutto la tortura e poi la pena di morte “facile”, come era applicata ai suoi tempi, ma non la esclude in modo assoluto, non la dichiara illecita: al punto che, in alcuni casi, la dice «necessaria». Del resto, l’alternativa che Beccaria propone (per spaventare di più, precisa) è «la schiavitù perpetua». Il che non sembra un guadagno per la civiltà e il reo.

E’ poi falso che il mantenere l’esecuzione capitale sia “di destra” e l’abolirla “di sinistra”: tra i paradossi ignorati dai nostri rassicuranti schematismi, c’è il fatto che questa pena era stata abolita per volontà di Luigi XVI pochi anni prima della                        Rivoluzione francese. E fu questa a reintrodurla, proprio per impulso della “sinistra” giacobina, facendone un tale uso che ghigliottina e rivoluzione sono inseparabili - e, per una volta tanto, giustamente – nell’immaginario popolare.

Il dottor Guillotin fu addirittura pregato da quei “progressisti” di perfezionare la sua macchina, così da passare dalla fase artigianale a quella industriale: c’è rimasto così l’agghiacciante prototipo di uno strumento capace di troncare sino a 60 teste contemporaneamente.

Inoltre, con grande imbarazzo dei terzomondisti occidentali, per i quali la barbarie è sempre e solo dalla parte dell’uomo bianco, appena raggiunta l’indipendenza, praticamente tutte le ex colonie africane ed asiatiche si affrettarono a reintrodurre la pena di morte - magari con sistemi “tradizionali” in quei luoghi come l’impalamento, il rogo, l’immersione in acqua bollente, lo strangolamento lento - anche là dove gli Europei, in accordo con il diritto penale della madrepatria, l’avevano abolita.
Del resto, tra i più entusiasti praticanti del patibolo non c’erano forse tutti i Paesi del “socialismo reale”, quelli del marxismo al potere del primo, del secondo o del terzo mondo che siano? E non certo soltanto in lontani tempi staliniani: nei primi cinque anni della perestrojka di Gorbaciov, i tribunali sovietici hanno mandato sulla forca o sul patibolo oltre 2000 rei di delitti comuni.

Checché ne sia della legislazione civile, il problema si fa delicato per un credente quando ci si sposta sul piano religioso.
La Chiesa cattolica (in accordo, del resto, con quelle ortodosse e protestanti, ad eccezione di piccole sette ereticali, combattute dai riformati stessi) non ha mai negato che l’autorità legittima abbia il potere di infliggere la morte come pena.
E’ “de fide” la proposizione di Innocenzo III, ribadita dal Quarto Concilio del Laterano del 1215, secondo la quale l’autorità civile «senza peccato può infliggere la pena di morte, purché sia mossa non dall’odio ma dalla giustizia e non proceda senza precauzione ma con prudenza».
Questa dichiarazione dogmatica ribadisce tutta la tradizione cattolica precedente e riassume quella futura.

Sinora, infatti, nessuna affermazione solenne del Magistero è venuta a modificarla. Se la Chiesa si è sempre rifiutata di mettere direttamente qualcuno a morte, non così lo Stato Pontificio, in quanto istituzione politica; e si sapeva bene che cosa significasse la consegna degli eretici ostinati al “braccio secolare”.
Del resto, le Chiese nate dalla Riforma avevano ancor meno riguardi e spesso procedevano direttamente a eseguire le loro sentenze di morte senza affidare il reo, per l’esecuzione, all’autorità civile. Anzi: mentre per la Chiesa cattolica il boia era un male necessario, nella gerarchia della oppressiva “Città cristiana” che Calvino instaurò a Ginevra, il carnefice era un personaggio di rango, un notabile ossequiato e chiamato “Ministro del Santo Evangelo”.
Né gli mancava il lavoro: nei quattro anni dal 1542 al 1546 Calvino mandò a morte 40 persone solo per motivi di fede.

Oggi, come si sa, la situazione è cambiata. Malgrado nulla, sul piano dogmatico, sia stato modificato; non solo teologi, ma anche intere Conferenze episcopali si sono spinte sino a definire «contraria allo spirito cristiano», «in disaccordo col Vangelo» ogni esecuzione capitale.
Come al solito, dei credenti si segnalano per zelo, superando la stessa polemica laicista nello scagliarsi contro una presunta bi-millenaria “barbarie oscurantista” e “infedeltà al Cristo” da parte di una Chiesa che non avrebbe dichiarato illecito il supplizio inflitto ai rei dagli Stati.
Questo è uno dei luoghi privilegiati per la “strategia del rimorso” di cui parlammo, portata avanti da una propaganda anticristiana coll’aiuto entusiastico di molti cattolici “adulti e aggiornati”.
In realtà, la questione è davvero gravissima: se ogni esecuzione capitale è un delitto, un omicidio abusivamente legalizzato (come molti teologi e anche episcopati ora dicono) la Chiesa, per tanti secoli, se ne è resa complice.
Confortatori dei suppliziandi come un san Cafasso non sono che farisaici fiancheggiatori di una violenza illecita. Non basta, ché anche Antico e Nuovo Testamento - i quali o raccomandano o non vietano la pena di morte - sono trascinati sul banco degli accusati.
Se qui, davvero, ci si è sbagliati, le conseguenze per la fede sono rovinose, coinvolgendo l’autorità della Chiesa e della Scrittura stessa.
Bisognerà cercare di capire.

Sarà bene precisare subito, a scanso di equivoci, quanto chiariremo meglio in seguito: quel che tentiamo con il discorso iniziato non è di certo una sorta di “elogio del boia” alla Joseph De Maistre, con magari un nostro schierarci a favore della reintroduzione della pena di morte nei Paesi del mondo (e sono ancora una minoranza) che l’hanno cancellata. Ne siamo ben lontani.
Quel che ci interessa è mostrare che anche qui, come in moltissimi altri campi, abbiamo dimenticato quel saper distinguere (“distingue frequenter!”) che, così giustamente, preoccupava coloro che sapevano ragionare sul serio prima della sedicente “èra della Ragione”.

Nel caso in questione, molto spesso non si sa più distinguere tra legittimità del patibolo e sua opportunità; tra un diritto della società di mandare a morte un suo membro ed esercizio di quel diritto. Ma, soprattutto - lo dicevamo - ciò che deve preoccupare un credente è l’atteggiamento della Chiesa: la quale, sempre, nel suo Magistero più alto, ha affermato la legittimità della pena di morte decretata dalle autorità riconosciute e ne ha concesso alla società il diritto.

Dopo il Concilio, questo diritto è contestato a diversi livelli.
Prendiamo (un esempio tra i moltissimi possibili) il “Dizionario di antropologia pastorale”, frutto del lavoro dell’associazione dei moralisti cattolici di lingua tedesca, uscito in Germania e in Austria nel 1975 con tutti gli imprimatur e grazie a un finanziamento dell’episcopato. In quest’opera, che non esprime la voce di un privato teologo ma la posizione “cattolica” di un’intera area, si legge: «Il cristiano non ha il minimo motivo di invocare la pena di morte o di dichiararsi favorevole ad essa».

Il documento di una commissione teologica dell’episcopato francese dichiarava nel 1978 ogni esecuzione capitale come «incompatibile con il Vangelo» (anche se, in un sussulto di prudenza, i teologi estensori del documento lo intitolavano “Elementi di riflessione" e giungevano alla loro conclusione - contraria alla Bibbia e alla Tradizione - con avveduti giri di parole).

In modo altrettanto capzioso si sono espressi, negli Stati Uniti e nel Canada, quei “Church-intellectuals”, quegli “intellettuali clericali” che – nell’anonimato - elaborano i documenti che poi gli episcopati presentano con la loro firma.

Nel 1973, Leandro Rossi, direttore del "Dizionario di Teologia Morale" (anche qui, con ogni approvazione ecclesiastica) iniziava così la voce “Pena di morte”:
«E’, questo, uno dei classici temi ove le posizioni si sono capovolte nell’èra contemporanea, anche se non universalmente e definitivamente. Il processo di umanizzazione ebbe origine, purtroppo, non nell’ambiente cristiano ma laico e vide i cattolici rimorchiati a fatica da quanti si mostravano più coerenti con l’indirizzo umanizzante del Vangelo. Siamo in uno di quei casi, insomma, nei quali non è la Chiesa che ha donato al mondo, bensì quella che ha ricevuto da questo».

Simili posizioni sono gratificanti per i preti che le esprimono i quali, però, non sembrano vederne tutte le devastanti conseguenze: non in un periodo solo, ma per tutta intera la sua storia, dagli inizi sino ad oggi, la Chiesa - nel magistero solenne dei Papi e dei concili, ma anche nei Padri, nei grandi teologi che furono anche santi come Tommaso d’Aquino, nei suoi uomini più prestigiosi e autorevoli, senza eccezione - la Chiesa, dunque, ha dichiarato legittima quell’esecuzione capitale che sarebbe invece, per le posizioni di oggi, un delitto, un crimine, un tradimento del Vangelo.

Come è stato osservato: «Se davvero è così, come difendere la Chiesa dalla colpa di complicità con i capi di governo, responsabili di innumerevoli assassini quante appunto sarebbero state le esecuzioni capitali di tutti gli individui uccisi in nome di una falsa “giustizia”?».

Al di là del piano dottrinale, per scendere alla prassi: «Come attenuare (sempre nell’ipotesi che ogni pena di morte sia assolutamente ingiusta, criminosa) le responsabilità dei Papi che per oltre un millennio, nei loro Stati, non hanno agito diversamente da tutti i magistrati civili delle altre nazioni?».
Insomma, un’ombra oscura si proietta su tutto quanto l’insegnamento e la prassi cattolici: «Come prendere più sul serio una morale che oggi biasima come gravemente illecito, come un tradimento della missione stessa del Cristo, quanto fino a ieri aveva ritenuto non solo legittimo ma in qualche caso doveroso?».

Sembra che anche su questo tema certa teologia - o anche certi episcopati, ammesso che il loro pensiero sia davvero espresso dai documenti che gli “esperti” preparano per loro - non veda, o peggio, non si curi delle conseguenze che, sulla fede della gente, hanno simili variazioni dottrinali. Ma sembra anche che qui si verifichi quel fenomeno paradossale e contraddittorio che contrassegna certa teologia odierna: la quale protesta di volersi basare solo sulla Scrittura ma al contempo l’aggira, la rimuove, l’ignora (o la tratta un po’ infastidita) quando non risponde al suo “spirito” che dice essere lo “spirito dei tempi”, in sintonia con quello del Cristo stesso.

In effetti, non vale la pena spendere troppo parole per dimostrare come, nell’Antico Testamento, la pena di morte sia non solo permessa da Dio ma da Lui comandata. Tanto che la normativa elaborata dai maestri di Israele in base alla Torah prescriveva l’esecuzione capitale per ben 35 reati: dall’adulterio alla profanazione del sabato, dalla bestemmia all’idolatria, sino alla ribellione (anche solo a parole) contro i genitori. Basti ricordare, tra i molti brani possibili, il versetto della Genesi (9,6) in cui Jahvè dice a Noè: «Chi sparge il sangue dell’uomo, dall’uomo il suo sangue sarà sparso, perché ad immagine di Dio Egli ha fatto l’uomo».
Si veda poi il capitolo trentacinque del libro dei Numeri dove è ribadito, per i casi lì specificati, non il diritto ma il dovere della pena di morte, precisando: «Queste vi servano come norme di diritto, di generazione in generazione, in tutti i luoghi dove abiterete» (Nm35,29).
Per la Legge di Israele, l’uccisione di certi colpevoli è motivata da Dio stesso in base a princìpi religiosi, prima ancora che di opportunità sociale. Ed è chiaro che il «Non uccidere!» del Decalogo vuol dire «Non assassinare, non uccidere ingiustamente» e non riguarda la pena legale di morte: è rivolto al singolo e non a chi ha legittima autorità sul popolo.

Tutto questo (che è forse duro per le nostre orecchie: ma è pur sempre, per il credente, Parola di Dio, quella Parola alla quale si dice, ora più che mai, di volere essere fedeli) è messo sbrigativamente da parte dalle nuove posizioni che dicevamo. Oppure, si cerca di risolvere il problema, dicendo che il Nuovo Testamento supera l’Antico, che lo spirito evangelico abroga la legislazione mosaica. Ma, anche in questo modo, non si prende sul serio la Parola, in questo caso quella di Gesù stesso, il quale dichiara di «non essere venuto per abrogare la legge ma per completarla», avvertendo che «non passerà neppure uno jota della Legge».

In effetti, il Cristo non contraddice Pilato, ricordandogli solo da dove gli viene questa autorità (che dunque gli riconosce) quando il governatore domanda: «Non sai che io ho il potere di metterti in libertà o di metterti in croce?» (Gv 19,10). Né contraddice, secondo Luca, il “buon ladrone”, facendogli anzi la promessa più grande, quando questi dice che «giustamente» egli e il suo complice sono stati condannati a quella pena: «Noi riceviamo il giusto per le nostre azioni».

Come è stato notato: «In Atti 5,1-11, appare che dalla pena di morte sin da subito non aborrì la comunità cristiana primitiva, poiché i coniugi Anania e Saffira, rei di frode e di menzogna ai danni dei fratelli nella fede, comparsi davanti a san Pietro ne furono colpiti».

Ma è soprattutto Paolo che dà lo “Jus gladii”, il diritto di usare la spada del boia, ai prìncipi e li chiama «ministri di Dio per castigare i malvagi», se necessario mandandoli a morte. E non si dimentichi il capitolo tredici della Lettera ai Romani -un tempo famoso, ora spesso taciuto con qualche imbarazzo - soprattutto dove si dice: «Vuoi non avere da temere l’autorità? Fa’ il bene e ne avrai lode, poiché essa è al servizio di Dio per il tuo bene. Ma, se fai il male, allora temi, perché non invano essa porta la spada; è infatti al servizio di Dio per la giusta condanna di chi opera il male» (Rm 13,3-4).

Di queste chiare parole paoline non sembra lecito sbarazzarsi con argomenti sconcertanti - e dettati chiaramente dal desiderio di liberarsi di una parola scritturale contraria alla propria tesi - come quelli usati dal già citato “Dizionario di antropologia pastorale“: «Paolo, in Romani 13, ha sicuramente pensato alla prassi della decapitazione dei grandi criminali in uso nell’impero romano. Tuttavia, ciò che gli premeva raccomandare - facendo tale allusione - era solo l’obbedienza verso la legittima autorità statale...».
Escamotage sorprendente, forse un po’ penoso: in effetti, non venne in mente, per duemila anni, a nessuno dei grandi teologi e a nessuno dei pastori e dei Concili che, anche basandosi su Romani 13, non negarono legittimità alla pena di morte inflitta con regolare processo dalle autorità costituite. Non dimenticando che questo riconoscimento ecclesiale non era di certo fatto a cuor leggero, tanto che il diritto canonico colpiva di irregolarità (di divieto, cioè, di accedere agli Ordini Sacri) il carnefice, i suoi aiutanti e persino il giudice che, pur rispettando la legge, avesse pronunciato una sentenza di morte.

Ma questo orrore del sangue non poteva far dimenticare non soltanto le prescrizioni bibliche ma anche altre considerazioni oggi rimosse e che tenteremo di esporre nel frammento che segue.
Come ci pare di avere dimostrato (e non ci voleva molto sforzo, i testi essendo chiarissimi e notissimi), la pratica della pena di morte da parte della società è imposta da Dio stesso nella Legge dell’Antico Testamento ed è ammessa da Gesù e dagli Apostoli nel Nuovo Testamento.
Come è costretto a riconoscere lo stesso, insospettabile “Catechismo Olandese”, «non si può sostenere che il Cristo abbia abolito esplicitamente né la guerra né la pena di morte».
Non si riesce a capire su cosa si basino quei teologi e quei biblisti che giudicano qui la Chiesa «infedele alla Scrittura».
Quale Scrittura? Forse, the “Wish-Bible”, la “Bibbia del desiderio”, la Bibbia così come l’avrebbero scritta loro, oggi.
C’è, piuttosto, da registrare una differenza importante nel passaggio dall’Antico al Nuovo Testamento: per la Legge data a Noè e a Mosè, la condanna a morte dei rei di certi delitti era un obbligo, una necessaria obbedienza alla volontà di Dio. Invece, per il Nuovo Testamento (così come l’ha inteso tutta la grande Tradizione, sin dai Padri della Chiesa) l’esecuzione capitale è indiscutibilmente legittima, ma non è detto che essa sia sempre opportuna. L’opportunità dipende da un giudizio variabile a seconda dei tempi. Una cosa è il diritto riconosciuto all’autorità che, per dirla con Paolo, «non invano porta la spada»; altra cosa è l’esercizio di quel diritto.
Per quel che vale il nostro giudizio, nella società e nella cultura dell’attuale Occidente secolarizzato reintrodurre il patibolo là dove è stato abolito non sarebbe affatto opportuno; meglio, dunque, non esercitare quello che pure resta un diritto della società.

Non stiamo, qui, ad attardarci sulle statistiche, le quali secondo alcuni confermerebbero e secondo altri negherebbero l’efficacia della minaccia della morte nel prevenire il crimine.
Di certo, non mancano di logica le affermazioni che traiamo da un editoriale della “Civiltà Cattolica” del 1865, significativamente intitolato “La Frammassoneria e l’abolizione della pena di morte”, e dove i gesuiti si schierano, ovviamente, per il mantenimento - nei nuovi codici italiani - del pur terribile istituto.
Scriveva dunque quella vera e propria “voce del Papa” che era il celebre periodico:
«Noi, qui, non tanto intendiamo di mostrare la licitezza, convenienza e necessità relativa della pena di morte, cosa che supponiamo dimostrata e conceduta dalla gente savia e dabbene, quanto di dichiarare che mentre i savii ed onesti parteggiano per la conservazione di questa pena, ne sono in realtà gli abolitori. Il che si dimostra facilmente colla ragione e col fatto».
Continua, in effetti, “la Civiltà Cattolica“:
«Colla ragione: giacché, qual è lo scopo inteso da quelli che vogliono mantenuta la pena di morte? Evidentemente lo scopo da essi inteso si è di diminuire e, se si può, di togliere affatto di mezzo gli assassinii. Or chi non vede che così essi intendono direttamente ad abolire la pena di morte? E non già ad abolire la pena di morte soltanto per gli assassini, come vogliono i liberali, ma per gli assassinati ancora, o meglio per gli assassinabili innocenti, dei quali i liberali nulla si curano. E’ dunque evidente che i conservatori della pena di morte cooperano efficacemente all’abolizione totale della pena di morte degli innocenti in prima e, poi, necessariamente ancora dei rei e degli assassini».

Ma, in fondo, simili considerazioni - pur non irrilevanti - sono secondarie rispetto a quello che, per un cristiano, è il problema primario: «Se Dio solo dà la vita, è lecito all’uomo toglierla ad altri uomini? Esiste un diritto alla vita di tutti, anche dell’assassino, diritto che mai possa essere violato?».
In verità, coloro che danno a queste domande delle risposte nel senso sfavorevole alla pena di morte, ammettono però il diritto della società di rinchiudere in prigione i colpevoli di reati. Ora: se Dio ha creato l’uomo libero, come possono gli uomini togliere questa libertà ad altri uomini? Esiste un diritto alla libertà (diritto «innato, inviolabile, imprescrittibile», dicono i giuristi) che qualunque giudice infrange nel momento in cui condanna un suo simile anche soltanto a un’ora di reclusione coatta.
Ma la vita, si dice, è valore superiore alla libertà. Se ne è così sicuri? Gli spiriti più nobili e più sensibili lo negano. Come l’Alighieri. Non dice nulla il verso famoso: «Libertà vo’ cercando, che è sì cara / come sa chi per lei vita rifiuta»?

Ma non si esce dalle contraddizioni (e non si riesce neppure a capire perché tutte le culture tradizionali - e, dunque, religiose - non abbiano sentito come innaturale, illecita e quindi impraticabile la condanna capitale) se non in una prospettiva che vada al di là di quella orizzontale mondana. Una prospettiva, cioè, religiosa. E cristiana in particolare.
Quella prospettiva, cioè, che distingue tra vita biologica, terrena e vita eterna; che è convinta che il solo diritto inalienabile dell’uomo sia salvare non il corpo, ma l’anima; che distingue tra vita come fine e vita come mezzo.
Pur rifuggendo dalle lunghe citazioni, questa volta è il caso di riprodurne una, visto che ogni parola è qui meditata alla luce di una visione cattolica che sembra oggi persa totalmente di vista. La citazione è di quel singolare, solitario laico cattolico che è lo svizzero Romano Amerio. Leggiamo, dunque: «L’opposizione alla pena capitale deriva oggi spesso dal concetto dell’inviolabilità della persona in quanto soggetto protagonista della vita mondana, prendendosi l’esistenza mortale come un fine in sé che non può essere tolto senza violare il destino dell’uomo. Ma questo modo di rigettare la pena di morte, benché si guardi da molti come religioso, è in realtà irreligioso. Dimentica, infatti, che per la religione la vita non ha ragione di fine ma di mezzo al fine morale della vita che trapassa tutto l’ordine dei subordinati valori mondani».
«Perciò» continua Amerio «togliere la vita non equivale punto togliere all’uomo il fine trascendente per cui è nato e che ne costituisce la dignità. Nel rifiuto della pena di morte vi è un sofisma implicito: che cioè l’uomo, e in concreto lo Stato, abbia il potere, uccidendo il delinquente, di troncargli il destino, di sottrargli il fine ultimo, di togliergli la possibilità di adempiere il suo officio d’uomo. Il contrario è vero».
«In effetti», prosegue lo studioso cattolico «al condannato a morte si può troncare l’esistenza terrena, non però togliergli il suo fine. Sono le società che negano la vita futura e pongono come meta il diritto alla felicità nel mondo di qua che devono rifuggire dalla pena di morte come da un’ingiustizia che spegne nell’uomo la facoltà di felicitarsi. Ed è un paradosso vero, verissimo, che gli impugnatori della pena di morte stanno in realtà per lo Stato totalitario, giacché gli attribuiscono un potere molto maggiore che non abbia, anzi un potere supremo: quello di troncare il destino di un uomo. Mentre, nella prospettiva religiosa, la morte irrogata da uomini a uomini non può pregiudicare né al destino morale né alla dignità umana».

Lo stesso autore, tra molte altre testimonianze sconcertanti sulla perdita della consapevolezza, all’interno stesso della Chiesa, di che cosa sia davvero il “sistema cattolico”, cita l’“Osservatore romano“ che, il 22 gennaio 1977, scriveva, tra l’altro, a firma di un autorevole collaboratore: «La comunità deve concedere la possibilità di purificarsi, di espiare la colpa, di riscattarsi dal male, mentre l’estremo supplizio non la concede».
C’è da capire Amerio che commenta: «Così dicendo, proprio il giornale vaticano nega la gran verità che la pena capitale medesima è una espiazione. Nega il valore espiatorio della morte che nella natura mortale è sommo, come sommo (nella relatività dei beni di sotto) è il bene della vita al cui sacrificio consente chi espia.                
D’altronde, l’espiazione del Cristo innocente per i peccati dell’uomo non è connessa con una condanna a morte?». E, dunque, «l’aspetto più irreligioso della dottrina che respinge la pena capitale risulta nel rifiuto del suo valore espiatorio, il quale nella veduta religiosa è invece massimo».

In effetti, la Tradizione ha sempre visto un candidato sicuro al paradiso nel delinquente che, riconciliato con Dio, liberamente accetta il supplizio come espiazione della sua colpa. Tommaso d’Aquino insegna: «La morte inflitta come pena dovuta per i delitti, leva tutta la pena dovuta per i delitti nell’altra vita. La morte naturale, invece, non la leva».
Molti rei reclamavano addirittura l’esecuzione capitale come loro diritto. Dunque, il suppliziato pentito, munito dei sacramenti, è un “santo”: in effetti, il popolo si disputava le sue reliquie (e aveva forgiato un proverbio che “la Civiltà Cattolica” che citavamo ricorda: «Di cento impiccati, uno dannato»).

Non sono, questi, che colpi di sonda “religiosi” in una materia che, oggi, anche dei credenti sembrano affrontare con la tipica superficialità laica, illuministica. Altre cose si potrebbero e dovrebbero aggiungere, a completamento delle ragioni della Chiesa (di quella, s’intende, ancora consapevole di Scrittura e Tradizione): ad esempio, l’idea (che è biblica, paolina anch’essa) della società non come aggregato di individui ma come corpo, come organismo vivente che ha dunque il diritto di troncare da sé membra che giudica infette; il concetto della legittima difesa che non riguarda solo l’individuo, come crediamo noi individualisti, ma anche il corpo sociale; il concetto della riparazione dell’ordine della giustizia e della morale infranto.

Legittima, dunque, la pena capitale, per la Chiesa, nella prospettiva di fede che è sua. Ma anche opportuna, oggi? Per giustificare il nostro rifiuto della possibilità di tornare al patibolo nella cultura attuale, la sintesi migliore è ancora quella di Romano Amerio: «La pena di morte diventa barbara in una società irreligiosa che, chiusa nell’orizzonte terrestre, non ha diritto di privare l’uomo un bene che per lui è tutto il bene».
Un “no” al patibolo, dunque: motivato però non dalla religione, ma dalla irreligione contemporanea.

di Vittorio Messori

tratto da:
Vittorio Messori, Pensare la storia. Una lettura cattolica dell’avventura umana, Paoline, Milano 1992, p. 412-424.

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Ando hablando como cabro chico, mi mujer me mira insultante, se “chorea”, me quita una servilleta que tengo ahorcada en la mano y dice:

“No se con quien” miechica” estoy hablando, con un niño, a mi  marido, un  imbécil o un chalao”

No alcanzo a decirle que yo tampoco lo sé, se da media vuelta  y me deja ver sus piernas que se alejan…

Siento un triste grande, hormonas viejas, arrinconadas sin memoria.

Tengo una mujer hermosa…

Tengo miedo Carajo… más de 50 años que me pongo la misma ropa y uso las mismas herramientas…las herede de otro que también fue congraciado de otro…y ese de otro…

Historia y dialéctica colectiva…

En las grandes capitales, ciudades del mundo, en toda Europa  se chorrean con:

“Estado de Derecho, soberanía, Constitución, desempleo, solidaridad, refugiados, inmigrantes, igualdad de género, terrorismo, medio ambiente, torturas, desaparecidos, democracia, crímenes, policías, matar de géneros, seguridad, exilio, Putin, Maduro, Da Silva, Síndrome Trump, Irán, Corea del Norte, China, socialismo, política de alianzas, educación política, enseñanzas revolucionarias, Independencia, Dictadura del proletariado, Social Demócrata, Ignorancia, pobreza, incomunicación, petróleo,  huelgas, fascismo, Reyes ladrones, amantes de la Monarquía, Litio, Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Bolivia, mi paisito”

“Alicia va en el coche carolin”

El Estado de Derecho que conozco es un Estado policial que controla el hacer de las organizaciones de los trabajadores…En los escaños legislativos, la mayoría, la tiene los representantes de la clase alta y de los vasallos…sobre todo de los ignorantes…lo legislativo se abriga en la ignorancia del 60%.

Lo judicial, fue el único poder del estado permitido  vivir  y en paños menores por el fascismo chileno…más de 5000 Habeas Corpus fueron presentados a sus Usías…en 10 años fueron recibidas solamente 10…Hoy, dejan en libertad a violadores de los derechos humanos…

Soberanía…se come?  Mi pueblo no ha tenido nunca  la oportunidad de poseer el lápiz para escribir su país…Una vez lo tuvo, le saco punta, la mina era chiquitita…no se puedo ni zurcir hojas de papel.

Defender la supuesta soberanía la practicaron matándose bolivianos, peruanos y chilenos…el Imperio Anglo sajón reía.

El terrorismo ha sido para los Imperios “ orden para matanza”…

A Grecia la tienen en llamas, de la misma manera que tuvieron el centro y sur de mi paisito…  Incendios inventados que dejaron Irak arrodillado…

Los aromas de eucaliptus que detienen la sequedad y el avance de la arena, no pueden detener las fauces de cemento, de ripio, de fierro, del “pilatreros parceleros”..

Ando hablando como cabro chico, me pille cantando “los tres chanchitos desobedientes”

Perforan la tierra, la piedra…chupan todo…hasta mis encías se esconden, los dientes se asoman disfrazados, mi vientre se chupa pá fuera…Todo será un Atacama, un Tamarugal, un pimiento mustio,  testigo del hacer del trabajador, testigo de matanzas, de injusticias aberrantes..

Nos venden antes de escribir  nuestra historia…nos pasan “gatos por liebre”,  nos lleva una vida  adobar conejos… estamos transferidos…

Los medios manipulan el intelecto, el conocimiento, el sentido común es un chicle…

El polvo amargo de las Torres gemelas tiene el mismo origen que los escombros de Trípoli, Kabul, Gaza, Damasco…

“Hasta el viejo hospital de los muñecos”

La muerte que acecha en Damasco contamina traidora y cobarde en Nicaragua, Venezuela, Ecuador, Brasil, Argentina…

No supimos, no pudimos entender, el golpe de Estado en Honduras…país Chapulin colorao, que le abrió al Imperio, otra vez el  “patio trasero”.

Pocazo nos sirve ahora, hablar de Internacionalismo.

Honduras fue el comienzo de cuetes mexicanos.

“El que no salta es momio”…

Educación política, enseñanzas de las revoluciones…Conquistar el poder a través de una encarnizada lucha de clases.

Para que exista “lucha de clases”, el campo de batalla tiene que ser por supuesto disparejo, pero no tanto que nos obligue estar las 24 horas en funerales propios…siento que el socialismo no significa ganar a toda costa…No hay más importante que la vida en general…por eso la importancia vital en las políticas de alianzas…

Hay que ser sabio…como lo fue Ho Chi Min…El partido Comunista vietnamita era tan pequeño como la estatura de sus militantes…pero lograron aunar todas las fuerzas, argumentando las usurpación milenaria de su propia identidad…

China…estando en guerra  con Japón y en plena guerra civil, después de 22 años de lucha, el Ejército Rojo vence a los Nacionalistas que estaban apoyados por el Imperio gringo e Europeo….Y China es grande…era tan precaria la vida, que no se comieron entre ellos porque les daba arcadas. Lo digo de esta manera, para que se entienda lo que puede suceder en una guerra…Guerra maldita.

La Revolución de Octubre en Rusia, tuvo derroteros parecidos…

Cuba…El Granma sabía lo que podía ser su embarcadero…Han pasado muchos años…”Que la revolución tenía que estar en manos del proletariado…No, del Campesinado…Tendremos que maestrear las abejas… ¿Tenemos a todo el 26 de julio? …”

Interrogantes, ideas, dudas…pero se logró una unidad de acción, se logró la identificación del enemigo inmediato.

Los tiempos son diferentes y las realidades, desigualdades  más iguales que nunca…el hambre se multiplica.

Mi creencia esta de “Conferencia”…se tomaran problemáticas trascendentales…yo salto como loco e invito a mi exilio que lo haga también. En una de esos, nos ven y reconocen las pilchas de la Unidad Popular.

Quien soy yo para criticar esto o aquello, si arranque a los 5 años después del golpe…pero, no puedo callarme me escuece la lengua…

No me entra, sacando a Cuba, que nuestro Sur, tenga que decir…”Hoy estarás conmigo en el paraiso”…

El Imperio es infernal, criminal.

Uno se pone muy complicado, tenemos que estar en un continuo “puesto al día”, de lo contrario nos sobrepasaría la historia…

El Foro de Sao Paulo, las elecciones en Cuba, la “juvenizacion” de su Constitución son un sembradero de desafíos que se tiene que enfrentar…se tiene que tener las herramientas para ello.

Eso se consigue  con la comunicación, la organización, el dialogo, el enfrentamientos de las ideas, las revoluciones, las traiciones, nuestra propia muerte….todo es parte de la enseñanza

El hacer política, el ser participe en la construcción de país es una pega enorme…aquellos que insultan a la política, que no creen  en ella, a sus gestores no tienen idea ni por donde les cae el pan…Son simples arbustos que nacieron en los enfrentamientos de clases, en la pobreza, en la ignorancia y que necesariamente, desgraciadamente ocupan un espacio concreto y servil que se doblan a favor de cualquier viento.

(Ellos Juran que los llevaran a Marte.)

Como enfrentamos a esa bestia arrugada…

Cansarse de ser mártir, que el sentido común, la honestidad sea nuestro punto de mira…Como dijera Ernesto…: tenemos que ir formando al “Hombre Nuevo ”…Ese que entiende, que lo de él, termina cuando comienza lo del  otro…con esa mentalidad se podrá construir un mundo maravilloso.

“Sal de ahí chivita chivita, sal de ahí de ese lugar”



Alejandro Fischer Alquinta.

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A diferencia de otros que dudan, que no son claros, que callan, que son incapaces de ver cuál es el enemigo fundamental de los pueblos, nosotros, los del CEILER, no nos perdemos en el caso de Nicaragua. No escondemos los errores cometidos por el Gobierno de Ortega ni podemos estar de acuerdo con ellos, pero sabemos que  el ave de rapiña del imperialismo está detrás de la violencia que  sufre  Nicaragua (vivimos la experiencia previa al golpe en Chile) y sabemos que  de caer el gobierno elegido por el 76% de los votos llegaría otro elegido por un solo voto,  el  del imperialismo. Por ello concordamos con lo escrito por Atilio Borón que finaliza su magnífico artículo diciendo:

"Estando en el Foro de Sao Paulo que tiene lugar en La Habanapude deleitarme en la contemplación del Caribe. Allí divisé, a lo lejos un frágil botecito. Lo manejaba un robusto marinero y, en el otro extremo se encontraba una joven muchachita. El timonel parecía confundido y se esforzaba para mantener el rumbo en medio de una amenazante marejada. Y se me ocurrió pensar que esa imagen podía representar con elocuencia al proceso revolucionario, y no sólo en Nicaragua sino también en Venezuela, Bolivia, donde sea. La revolución es como aquella niña, y el timonel es el gobierno revolucionario. Este se puede equivocar, porque no hay obra humana a salvo del error; y cometer errores que lo dejen a merced del oleaje y pongan en peligro la vida de la niña. Para colmo, no muy lejos se dibujaba la ominosa silueta de una nave de guerra de Estados Unidos, cargada de armas letales, escuadrones de la muerte y soldados mercenarios. ¿Cómo salvar a la niña? ¿Botando el timonel al mar y dejando que se hunda el bote, y con él la niña? ¿Entregándola a la turba de criminales que se agolpan, sedientos de sangre y prestos para saquear el país, robarle sus recursos y violar y luego matar a la jovencita? No veo que eso sea la solución. Más productivo sería que algunos de los otros botes que se encuentren en la zona se acerquen al que está en peligro y hagan que el desastrado timonel enderece el rumbo. Hundir al que lleva a la niña de la revolución, o entregarla al navío norteamericano difícilmente podrían ser consideradas soluciones revolucionarias".


                                  INVITACIÓN

El CEILER, la Embajadade Nicaragua, la Confederación Nacional de la Construcción y  el Sindicato de la  Construcción, excavadores-alcantarilleros, te invitan al acto "Juan Vargas Puebla, el internacionalista, estaría hoy con Nicaragua".

Jueves 9 de agosto, a las 19,30 horas, en el salón Camilo Guzmán Sandoval del ICHIL (Brasil 153)






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Justo antes de leerla iba a decir que algunos dirigibles en la 1ª guerra mundial llevaban pequeños cazas, pero justo lo dice tambien en la noticia.

Si bien es una idea a mi modo de ver nada innovadora, una version asi que lance pequeños enjambres de drones pequeños (nada en plan Predator o Reapers), no seria mala idea. Sobre todo si innovan mas en los drones caza frente a los drones bombardeo y vigilancia.

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Berbagai Gangguan pada Sistem Ekskresi Manusia - Di dalam tubuh manusia terdapat sistem ekskresi yang meliputi, ginjal, paru-paru, hati, dan kulit. Tak jarang organ-organ pada sistem ekskresi tersebut mengalami gangguan pada saat menjalani fungsinya masing-masing. Gangguan yang terjadi pada sistem eksresi tersebut dapat menghambat proses pengeluaran zat yang tidak dipakai atau tidak digunakan lagi dalam tubuh manusia. Adapun berbagai gangguan pada sistem ekskresi manusia adalah sebagai berikut :

A. Gangguan Pada Sistem Ekskresi Ginjal


1. Glukosuria

Glukosuria atau yang sering dikenal dengan istilah penyakit kencing manis merupakan gejala penyakit yang ditandai dengan adanya kandungan glukosa atau kadar gula dalam urin. Glukosuria dapat terjadi akibat kurangnya beberapa hormon diantaranya adalah hormon insulin. Dengan demikian kadar gula dalam tubuh dapat meningkat, sehingga nefron tidak mampu lagi menyerap glukosa dan pada akhirnya akan dibuang bersama urin. Glukosuria dapat dicegah dengan beberapa hal diantaranya yakni mengurangi jenis makanan yang terlalu banyak mengandung zat gula, rajin berolah raga dan menerapkan pola hidup yang sehat.

2. Batu Ginjal

Gangguan penyakit batu ginjal dapat terjadi saat garam kalsium yang terdapat dalam rongga ginjal mengalami pengendapan. Selain itu, pengendapan juga dapat terjadi pada saluran kemih atau saluran ginjal. Batu ginjal pada umumnya dapat muncul dikarenakan dalam tubuh manusia kekurangan cairan air putih yang sangat diperlukan dalam sistem kerja organ ginjal. Kandungan kadar garam mineral juga dapat memicu timbulnya batu ginjal yang dapat menghambat proses ekskresi. Batu ginjal dalam tubuh manusia dapat mengalami pembesaran di salah satu bagian pada organ  tersebut. Ginjal membengkak akibat dari urin yang tidak dapat dikeluarkan dari dalam tubuh manusia karena aliran ginjal tersumbat dan kondisi seperti ini biasanya dikenal dengan istilah hidronefrosis. Batu ginjal dapat dicegah dengan upaya menghindari minum dan memasak dengan menggunakan air yang mengandung kadar kandungan kapur tinggi.

3. Gagal Ginjal

Gagal ginjal merupakan suatu gejala dimana keadaan ginjal tersebut hanya pada salah satunya saja yang dapat menjalankan fungsinya dengan baik. Artinya diantara kedua ginjal tersebut hanya satu ginjal saja yang mampu menjalankan sistem ekskresi, sedangkan ginjal satunya lagi tidak dapat berfungsi. Gejala ini dapat memicu terjadinya penimbunan urea atau cairan yang terdapat dalam tubuh, sehingga mampu menyebabkan pembengkakan pada kedua kaki ataupun pada organ lainnya. Gagal ginjal dapat diatasi dengan melakukankan pencakokan ginjal atau rutin melakukan upaya cuci darah.

4. Hematuria

Gejala hematuria dapat terjadi karena disebabkan oleh gesekan batu ginjal yang menyebabkan timbulnya iritasi atau terjadinya peradangan disekitar organ urin. Hematuria biasanya ditandai dengan urin yang mengandung sel darah merah di dalamnya.

5. Nefritis

Nefritis dapat mengganggu keutuhan fungsi kerja organ ginjal, dimana gangguan ini dapat dipicu oleh adanya bakteri Streptococcus dalam tubuh manusia. Dengan demikian, glomerulus ginjal mengalami kerusakan akibat adanya bakteri yang dapat menimbulkan alergi racun dan kuman yang sangat berbahaya. Saat nefron tidak lagi berfungsi, maka urin yang telah terproses akan kembali lagi menuju dalam darah dan akan sulit untuk di keluarkan.

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B. Gangguan Pada Sistem Ekskresi Paru-Paru


1. Tuberculosis (TBC)

Gejala pada tuberculosis ini ditunjukkan seperti halnya penyakit asma, namun pada penderita tuberculosis terkadang disertai dengan batuk darah. Tuberculosis dapat terjadi karena disebabkan oleh bakteri Mycobacterium tuberculosis yang terdapat dalam tubuh. 

2. Asma

Penyakit asma dapat terjadi apabila saluran pernapasan pada paru-paru mengalami penyempitan, sehingga oksigen sulit untuk masuk dan terjadilah sesak napas. Udara yang kotor dan tercemar dapat sangat mempengaruhi ancaman terjadinya asma. 

3. Bronkitis

Bronkitis merupakan gangguan sistem ekskresi yang disebabkan oleh infeksi bakteri, virus, ataupun kuman yang dapat menyebabkan terjadinya peradangan pada bronkus. Namun, beberapa faktor lingkungan seperti pencemaran udara, asap rokok, dan debu juga dapat mengganggu kesehatan bronkitis. Bronkitis dapat diobati dengan mengonsumsi antibiotik secara rutin.

4. Pneumonia

Pneumonia dapat terjadi dalam paru-paru yang disebakan oleh bakteri ataupun jamur yang menginfeksi bagian alveolus. Dengan demikian, alveolus terpenuhi oleh cairan yang akan berdampak pada timbulnya sesak napas pada penderita. Pneumonia biasanya disebut dengan penyakit paru-paru basah.

5. Asbestosis

Gangguan asbestosis ialah terjadinya pembentukan jaringan parut yang tersebar luas dalam paru-paru. Hal ini  terjadi akibat dari kandungan yang terdapat dalam serat-serat asbes terhirup oleh manusia dan pleura selaput tipis yang melapisi paru-paru juga akan mengalami penebalan. Pada gangguan ini, penanganan utama yang dapat dilakukan adalah dengan cara membuang lendir atau cairan yang terdapat disekitar paru-paru.

6. Emfisema

Emfisema merupakan gejala hilangnya sifat elastisitas pada alveolus paru-paru. Oleh karena itu, karbondioksida yang seharusnya akan dikeluarkan dari tubuh justru terus bertahan dalam tubuh, sehingga paru-paru juga akan mengalami pembesaran.

C. Gangguan Pada Sistem Ekskresi Hati


1. Kanker Hati

Kanker hati dapat terjadi dari hasil perkembangan sel kanker dalam organ hati. Selain itu juga kanker hati terjadi karena komplikasi dari serangan hepatitis kronis.

2. Penyakit Kuning

Penyakit kuning merupakan jenis gangguan pada bagian empedu yang tersumbat sampai menyebabkan cairan yang terdapat dalam empedu tidak dapat diteruskan kembali menuju usus dua belas jari.

D. Gangguan Pada Sistem Ekskresi Kulit


1. Panu

Panu ialah gangguan pada kulit yang disebabkan oleh jamur dan berciri-ciri memiliki bercak berwarna putih, coklat, ataupun kemerahan.

2. Scabies

Penyakit scabies dapat timbul karena disebabkan oleh jamur yang hidup di tempat yang lembab disekitar tubuh, sehingga dapat menimbulkan rasa gatal yang berlebihan.

Sumber : 
http://halosehat.com/penyakit/gangguan-ekskresi/gangguan-pada-sistem-ekskresi 

          Caltech trains drones to autonomously ‘herd’ flocks of birds. Here’s why      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Birds can cause problems issues for airplanes. To help, engineers at Caltech have developed an algorithm that allows a single drone to herd a whole flock of birds away from an airport’s airspace.

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          いろいろ・・・      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
まずはParrot Bebopのレンズカバー製作
Bebopはさすが180°半球なのでそのままでは周囲がかなりケラレますね~
レンズギリギリにしなくてはいけません、接触するとレンズコーティングやられるし、これから微調整が至難の業です!!

とは言えクリアランス少なくしても衝撃で接触することに!!もっと球体のレンズカバーがあればな~~ 
GOPROのドームポートの小型の物は・・・


で前回Parrot Bebop Drone #2で言って居た「プラベタイム~~ってまた変な事ありました~そちらは後ほど・・・」
はこちらです
ふとXPERIA Z SOLO24の裏蓋がパッカ~ン??


リチューム電池がいきなり膨らんでいました、HD10は溶けるし~~、ドローン用リポも多数膨らんだし~
夏に弱い物な時代になりましたね~冷蔵保存しかないですね~冷蔵リポは本当長い間問題無し
これ以上温暖化するとワインセラーのようなのが販売される時代が来るかも!?


スマホ機種変更は2015年1月ですが
その一年後位に車のドアに挟めてへの字!新品交換して居た物なので2年位で買い換え~ってやはり短い寿命で良いも今の時代らしいのかも!

バッテリーはかなり弱っていたので開ける手間は省けました!同じ中華バッテリーの社外品が毎度のアマゾンで1500円をポチ
こちらはクワッドコアですが画質はやはり中華パッドとは比べよう無い位の解像度でとても綺麗なのでした!!
スカコン用にもと!!

あ~似せ物OPAMPでLF412CN TL072CP OPA2134APのうちTL072CPは歪みまくると言って居ましたが
たぶんロジックICでしょうね、思い出したのは昔パソコンで使用していたテープ媒体時代のデーターレコーダーのINV付きデジタルカセットと同じ音なのです

TTLなら12Vなので焼ける!たぶんC-MOSかも、廃棄された基板から抜いて外観小細工、たぶん日本の無料引き取りとかでかなり中国に
流れているので・・・たぶん・・・ 

但しLF412CNはとても良い音です、元が安いので本物の様な、低音がとても柔らかく上品!!
いまお気に入りでメインはこれで聞いています、音は感性で価値感が生まれますね~~ 

たとえ10000円のOPAMPであろうと気に入らなければ無駄金~ 
もともとオーディオ用でも数メガの高帯域なので回路いじくれば自分なりにカスタマイズ出来ますね~~~
但しMUSEのような音はIC回路自体が違うのでしょうけど・・・(汗)

いまはセリーヌ・ディオンの多数アルバム聴いています
          L'importante mansione dei furetti nei tubi      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Su Internet è particolarmente facile esprimere un giudizio prima di avere sufficienti dati a disposizione, condannando qualcuno per un gesto apparentemente crudele che presenta in realtà uno scopo nobile, persino benefico nei confronti della piccola "vittima" designata. Del resto farebbe anche una certa impressione, all'inizio di questo video prodotto da Barcroft Media, vedere James McKay che solleva uno dei suoi animaletti addestrati, facendolo oscillare su e giù mentre lo tiene per la parte anteriore del corpo, per poi prenderne il fondoschiena e sollevarlo all'altezza della testa, piegando di fatto quella flessibile spina dorsale a 90 gradi. Se non fosse per la qualifica ed il lavoro di costui: fondatore e istruttore capo della Scuola per Furetti Nazionale, una prestigiosa istituzione nel paese di Oxford, Cambridge e la regina Elisabetta. La storia degli inglesi con questo simpatico animale, discendenza addomesticata della puzzola selvatica così come il cane lo è del lupo, è comunque piuttosto antica, risalendo quasi all'epoca nebulosa in cui, secondo gli studi archeologici, l'uomo primitivo scelse di ricorrere all'aiuto di uno dei più scaltri, svelti e potenzialmente mansueti carnivori delle boscose lande della Preistoria. Letterali millenni trascorsi a catturare conigli, estirpare topi e spaventare la volpe all'interno della sua tana, aspettandosi in cambio... Che cosa? Qualche dono di tipo alimentare, rigorosamente a base di carne (queste creature non digeriscono facilmente frutta o verdura) una cuccia sicura e l'affetto del proprio padrone umano, manifestato spesso attraverso manipolazioni soltanto in apparenza "violente", come quelle dimostrate nello spezzone...

FONTE  »  animali cavi furetti mustelidi
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          Commentaires sur Le fort de Brégançon survolé par un drone par Arnaud      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Pour info le commentaire de Fdesouche a été modéré car franchement hors des clous. C'est pour cela que vous ne pouvez plus le voir.
          Drones and VR Journalism      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
We are trying to expand this page with more resources. Want to add a link? Just tweet to @journtoolbox or email mikereilley1 [at] gmail [dot] com. DRONE JOURNALISM Drone Journalism LabRun by Matt Waite at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Drone Journalism Lab Operations Manual FAA 2016 Rules on Unmanned Aircraft CJR: The New Drone Rules: […]
          Βενεζουέλα: Ένταλμα σύλληψης του αρχηγού της αντιπολίτευσης - [Parapolitika.gr]      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Μετά τη φερόμενη απόπειρα δολοφονίας του Μαδούρο Το Ανώτατο Δικαστήριο της Βενεζουέλας διέταξε τη σύλληψη του αρχηγού της αντιπολίτευσης Χούλιο Μπόρχες, πρώην προέδρου του Κογκρέσου, με την κατηγορία ότι συνομώτησε για τη δολοφονία του Νικολάς Μαδούρο, στην απόπειρα που έγινε με drones με...


          Pro-government assembly in Venezuela strips two opposition lawmakers of immunity, accusing them of t      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Pro-government assembly in Venezuela strips two opposition lawmakers of immunity, accusing them of ties to drone attack.


          Flight Simulator Market status and forecast, categorizes the Worldwide Drone Flight Simulators market size (value & ume) by manufacturers, type, application, and region       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
(EMAILWIRE.COM, August 10, 2018 ) This report studies the global Flight Simulator market, analyzes and researches the Flight Simulator development status and forecast in United States, EU, Japan, China, India and Southeast Asia. Read Detailed Index of full Sample Study at: @ https://www.researchnreports.com/request_sample.php?id=111213 This...
          Comment on My Passport Wireless review: the non-flying, drone accessory that completely changed my life by Sky Filming      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Seems quite large for an ssd though? I'm thinking gnarbox, though it's nice that WD are making one too. We're still laptop external dive atm, so haven't tried either.Been watching gnarbox though. Either is better than that silly DJI attempt, which required a laptop, making it useless!
          Comment on What is FPV freestyle, and how is it different than drone racing? by Zoe Salinas      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Whoa this is great, it's becoming bigger than I thought it would be. just Wow.
          Tour operators take a flyer on multi-thousand-dollar drone photography trips       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
More tour companies are starting to offer “drone packages” as part of their vacations to exotic or hard-to-reach locales like Norway and the Arctic Circle.

          Officials investigate WestJet Encore Q400, UAV near-miss at Edmonton      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Edmonton, Canada police are investigating a near miss involving an unidentified unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), or drone, and a WestJet Encore Q400 twin turboprop on approach to Edmonton International Airport July 31.

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          Engineers teach a drone to herd birds away from airports autonomously      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Engineers at Caltech have developed a new control algorithm that enables a single drone to herd an entire flock of birds away from the airspace of an airport. The algorithm is presented in a study in IEEE Transactions on Robotics. The project was inspired by the 2009 “Miracle on the Hudson,” when US Airways Flight […]
          Drone Programming Course      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Would love to review it too, very good job!
In future you could think about adding the pymavlink section :wink:#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000


          BENEWAKE TF-MINI Lidar. Altitude climb erratic above RNGFND_MAX      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Hello. I have a Hex with a mRo Pixhawk 2.4.6
Everything was fine until I added a Benewake TF Mini Lidar.
I set RNGFND_MAX to 700cm
Now when in Loiter mode or POS Hold mode, hovering lower than 7 metres everything is fine.
When I climb above 7 metres the climb becomes erratic. When I put the throttle stick back to hover, I find the drone is still climbing.
To investigate the problem further I enabled the Ch7 opt = Rangefinder enable/disable function in extended tuning.
So my work round for the time being:
If I flick the CH7 switch to disable the Rangefinder everything is OK above 7 meters.
If i’m hovering (filming) below 7 meters I enable Rangefinder.


          Drone Programming Course      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Caleb,

In Section 6, lecture 34 my shell script fails because the mavproxy start line says that the “screen” command is not found. Please see below:

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pw@ubuntu1:~$ launchSitl basic_template.py
os: linux, apm: copter, release: stable
SITL already Downloaded and Extracted.
Ready to boot.
Execute: /home/pw/.dronekit/sitl/copter-3.3/apm --home=44.5013,-88.0622,0,180 --model=quad
Started model quad at 44.5013,-88.0622,0,180 at speed 1.0
bind port 5760 for 0
Starting sketch 'ArduCopter’
Serial port 0 on TCP port 5760
Starting SITL input
Waiting for connection …
/usr/local/bin/launchSitl: line 14: screen: command not found
/usr/bin/python: can’t open file ‘basic_template.py’: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
/usr/local/bin/launchSitl: line 20: kill: (2006) - No such process
/usr/local/bin/launchSitl: line 21: kill: (2010) - No such process
/usr/local/bin/launchSitl: line 22: kill: (2014) - No such process
pw@ubuntu1:~$

===

Can you tell me what to do about this?

UPDATE: Not to worry: did an $ sudo apt-get install screen, and then it worked.

Thanks,

Paul


          Drones aprenden a ahuyentar parvadas en aeropuertos      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Dron.

El proyecto busca evitar accidentes aéreos al interrumpir la formación de las aves.
          Venezuela wil arrestatie oppositieleider na explosie drone      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Temptation Island 2018, la dedica di Filippo Bisciglia ai protagonisti: «È stupendo dirvi vi voglio bene»      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Temptation Island 2018, la dedica di Filippo Bisciglia ai protagonisti: «È stupendo dirvi vi voglio bene»

Terminata l'edizione da record, arriva il saluto alle coppie del padrone di casa e conduttore: «È difficile mettersi in gioco, e voi lo avete fatto»


           Airbus 'Zephyr' spy drone sets the record for longest continuous flight in Earth's atmosphere       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Airbus' pioneering solar-powered drone has managed to set a world record in its maiden voyage, staying in the air for an astonishing 25 days, 23 hours and seven minutes.
           6 DE AGOSTO, 1824: DÍA DE LA BATALLA DE JUNÍN - FOLIOS DE LA UTOPÍA: FULGOR DE ESPADAS - POR DANILO SÁNCHEZ LIHÓN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

          Przelot dronem na długo wyczekiwanym odcinkiem drogi ekspresowej. Kierowcy czekają      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Kończą się prace przy budowie 12-kilometrowego odcinka drogi krajowej S12 od Puław do węzła Kurów-Zachód. Zobacz film z drona z przelotu nad drogą.
          Stunning Drone Footage Taken Flying Over the Ancient Ruins of Pompeii      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

History buff Rusty of Rusty’s History Zone posted absolutely stunning drone footage flying over the ruins of ancient Pompeii. This quick clip offers an incredible view into the historical immensity of this particular site, which is, according to Rusty “becoming one of the largest archaeology sites in the world”. via reddit Incredible Aerial Footage Shot...

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          Venezuela määräsi oppositiohahmon pidätettäväksi lennokki-iskusta epäiltynä      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Venezuelan korkein oikeus on määrännyt merkittävän oppositiohahmo Julio Borgesin pidätettäväksi välittömästi. Borgesia epäillään osallisuudesta presidentti Nicolas Maduroon kohdistuneeseen lennokki- eli droneiskuun. Borges kutsuu presidentti Maduron syytöksiä häntä kohtaan farssiksi.–  Me kaikki tiedämme,...
          'Real assassins!': Venezuela targets opposition after drone blasts      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
CARACAS: Venezuela confirmed the arrest of one lawmaker and ordered the detention of another on Wednesday, accusing the opposition politicians of scheming to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro with explosives-laden drones at a rally last weekend. Two drones detonated during a military parade on ...
          Hubsan 501 Landing Gear w/ Go Pro Base      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Important Notes :

  • Base has room on "top" for an Extra battery.

  • Adjustable base height via slots on legs.

  • I used supports to give the Go Pro mount bolt hole a more defined shape.

  • Legs can be used with or without base

  • Rubber bands keep the legs from sliding on the drone arms.

  • Printed & Tested in PLA @ 60% infill (for strength)

  • Go Pro mount has room underneath base for a Hero Sessions . Other Go Pro's may fit but have not been tested.

  • I have not flown the 501s with both the Go Pro and the xtra battery at the same time. Not sure if the drone can handle the added weight of both items. If you use both a Go Pro and the extra battery... test thoroughly for stability before you fly far from home.

  • B = back / F = front of base

  • Less % of infill = less weight on drone. For strength and durability reasons I haven't tested infill below 60%

          Venezuela manda prender oposicionistas por ‘ataque’ a Maduro      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Como era de esperar, Nicolás Maduro usou o "ataque de drones" --não comprovado-- do último sábado para mandar prender opositores de sua ditadura na Venezuela...

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          Club.de.uno.s01e29.HD.4K.FLAC.EAC.finalOK.wav      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Venga por la mejor calidad en audio que se ha visto, quédese por los grafiteros que se pasan de Chantilly™, la series que nos reviven el interés en netflix, y los Drones Asesinos vs los Dictadores Maduros.
          Venezuela Lawmakers Pursue Opposition after Alleged Assassination Bid      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Venezuela's all-powerful constituent assembly is launching proceedings Wednesday to try opposition lawmakers over an alleged drone attack on President Nicolas Maduro that was denounced by exiled opposition leader Julio Borges as a staged "farce". Constituent Assembly chief Diosdado Cabello called the session to strip the lawmakers of their parliamentary immunity so they could face trial for the alleged and failed bid to kill the president. "When justice comes, it hits hard," Cabello said. ...
          Venezuela Parliament Strips Immunity from Lawmakers Over Drone Attack      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Reported by RIA Nov. 2 hours ago.
          [ Polls & Surveys ] Open Question : Can you drone on for hours about boring subjects?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Bentley Systems Announces Finalists in the Year in Infrastructure 2018 Awards Program      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Winners to be selected and announced at Bentley’s
Year in Infrastructure 2018 Conference, October 15-18 in London

EXTON, Pa. – August 7, 2018 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, today announced the finalists in the Year in Infrastructure 2018 Awards program. The annual awards program honors the extraordinary work of Bentley users advancing infrastructure design, construction, and operations throughout the world. Twelve independent jury panels of distinguished industry experts selected the 57 finalists from 420 nominations submitted by more than 340 user organizations around the world.

The finalists for Year in Infrastructure 2018 awards for going digital advancements in infrastructure are:

Bridges
• GS E&C Corporation – Jungkun~Jinjeong Bypass Road (Sueo-chon Bridge) – Gwangyang,
  Jeolla-Namdo, South Korea
• Indian Railways – Reality modeling facilitates efficient planning, construction and monitoring of
  Chenab Bridge – Reasi District, Jammu & Kashmir, India
• PT. WIJAYA KARYA (Persero) Tbk – Design and Build of Road Bridge at Teluk Lamong Port Project – Gresik-Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia

Buildings and Campuses
• Anil Verma Associates, Inc. – Regional Connector Transit Corridor (RCTC) – Los Angeles,
  California, United States
• Shalom Baranes Associates – Cannon House Office Building Renewal – Washington,
  District of Columbia, United States
• Voyants Solutions Private Limited – Station Development plan for Gwalior Railway Station –
  Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India

Communications Networks
• iForte Solusi Infotek – iForte Fiber Management System – Jakarta, Indonesia
• PT. Linknet – Linknet Operation Center – Jakarta, Indonesia
• SiteSee – Advancing Telecommunications – Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Construction
• AAEngineering Group, LLP – Phase II of Pustynnoe Gold Plant: modernization and capacity
  increase – Balkhash, Karaganda region, Kazakhstan
• Lendlease Engineering – New bridge over the Richmond River at Broadwater – Ballina, New South
  Wales, Australia
• Tianjin Tianhe-Cloud Building Engineering Technology Co., Ltd. and China State Construction
   Bridge Co., Ltd. – Main Channel Road Project of Ningbo-Zhoushan Port (Zhoudai Bridge)
  – Zhoushan, Zhejiang, China

Digital Cities
• Avineon India Pvt. Ltd. – Digital 3D Building Model of Rotterdam – Rotterdam, Netherlands
• CCCC Water Transportation Consultants Co., Ltd. – BIM Technology Application in the
  Municipal Infrastructure Phase I Project of Zhong-Guan-Cun Science and Technology
  Town – Baodi District, Tianjin City, China
• Yunnan Yunling Engineering Cost Consultation Co., Ltd. – New Municipal Road Construction PPP
   Project of the Municipal Public Facility Construction Project of Guandu Culture New City –
   Kunming, Yunnan, China

Environmental Engineering
• China Water Resources Pearl River Planning Surveying & Designing Co., Ltd. –
  Jiangxi Xinjiang Bazizui Navigation-Power Junction Project – Shangrao, Jiangxi, China
• PT. WIJAYA KARYA (Persero) Tbk – Landslide Disaster Protection Project on the National Road
  Network – Cianjur, West Java, Indonesia
• Setec-Terrasol – Extension L11 – Adaptation of the Mairie des Lilas Station – Paris, France

Manufacturing
• Brownfield Engineering Sdn. Bhd. – Propose 48MW Large Scale Solar (LSS) Project –
   Kudat, Sabah, Malaysia
• Digital Engineering (BIM) Center of Shenyang Aluminum & Magnesium Engineering & Research
   Institute Co., Ltd. – Alumina Refinery Project Cooperated between CHALCO and Indonesia –
   Bukit Batu, West Kalimantan, Indonesia
• Toshiba Transmission and Distribution Systems Asia Sdn. Bhd. – Integration of SCADA System
   with Electrical Panels for Brunei National Control Center – Brunei Darussalam

Mining and Offshore Engineering
• CADDS Group Pty Ltd – Rio Tinto Iron Ore Sentry Guarding Project – Dampier,
   Western Australia, Australia
• Northern Engineering & Technology Incorporation, MCC – SINO Iron Ore Mine – Perth,
  Western Australia, Australia
• POWERCHINA Huadong Engineering Corporation Limited – Jiangsu Offshore Wind Farm –
  Jiangsu Province, China

Power Generation
• JSC ATOMPROEKT – Hanhikivi 1 Nuclear Power Plant – Northern Ostrobothnia Region, Finland
• Northwest Electric Power Design Institute Co., Ltd. of China Power Engineering Consulting Group –
  Huaneng Ningxia Dam Power Plant Stage Ⅳ project – Qingtongxia, Ningxia Hui autonomous
  region, China
• Sacyr Somague – Hydroelectric use of the Foz Tua Dam – Foz Tua, Alijó- Vila Real, Portugal

Project Delivery
• AECOM – Gaining New Perspective through ProjectWise Insights – United Kingdom
• Arup – Arup Australasia Project Systems Team – Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
• Dragados SA & Transport for London – Bank Station Capacity Upgrade – London, United Kingdom

Rail and Transit
• China Railway Engineering Consulting Group Co., Ltd. – BIM Project for the Beijing-Zhangjiakou
   High-speed Railway – Beijing, China
• Italferr S.p.A. – Naples-Bari Route, Apice-Orsara Double Railway Line, Hirpinia-Orsara Operational
  Lot – Provinces of Avellino and Foggia, Italy
• Skanska Costain Strabag Joint Venture (SCS) – Hs2 Main Works Lots S1 and S2 – London,
   United Kingdom

Reality Modeling
• Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation & Chain Technology Development Co. Limited
  – Smart Campus of the Hong Kong Science Park – Hong Kong, China
• Skand Pty Ltd – Building Envelope Inspection Powered by Machine Learning and Reality Modeling
  for RMIT University Brunswick Campus – Victoria, Australia
• Transport for London - Major Projects Directorate – Deep Tube Upgrade Programme -
   Piccadilly Line Upgrade – London, United Kingdom

Road and Rail Asset Performance
• CSX Transportation – Annual Patch Rail Capital Planning – Jacksonville, Florida, United States
• Illinois Department of Transportation – Oversize-Overweight Truck Permitting System –
  Springfield, Illinois, United States
• Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. – Nagpur Metro Asset Information Management System – Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Roads and Highways
• Alabama Department of Transportation – Birmingham, AL I-59/I-20 Corridor Project –
  Birmingham, Alabama, United States
• Henan Provincial Communications Planning & Design Institute Co., Ltd. – BIM-based Further
  Design and Digital Construction of the Yaoshan-Luanchuan Section Project in the
  Zhengzhou-Xixia Expressway – Luoyang, Henan, China
• Lebuhraya Borneo Utara – Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak – Sarawak, Malaysia

Structural Engineering
• Arab Engineering Bureau – Burj Alfardan – Lusail, Qatar
• Shilp Consulting Engineers – Alambagh Bus Terminal – Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
• VYOM Consultants – K10 Grand Commercial High Rise – Vadodara, Gujarat, India

Utilities and Industrial Asset Performance
• Oman Gas Company S.A.O.C. – Asset Performance Solution for Reliability Management –
   Al-Khuwair, Muscat, Oman
• Vedanta Limited - Cairn Oil and Gas – Well Integrity and Flow Assurance Management –
   States of Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, and Gujarat, India
• Volgogradnefteproekt LLC – Object Modeling and Life Cycle Management: Project Implementation
   and Commissioning – Volgograd region, Russia

Utilities Transmission and Distribution
• Northeast Electric Power Design Institute Co., Ltd. of China Power Engineering Consulting Group –
  New project of a 750 kV substation in the Bortala Mongol Autonomous Prefecture – Bortala
  Mongol, Xinjiang Uyghur, China
• Pestech International Berhad – Substation Design & Automation for Olak Lempit
  Substation Project – Banting, Selangor, Malaysia
• POWERCHINA Hubei Electric Engineering Corporation Limited – Cha'anling-Xiaojiazhou
  220 kV Electric Transmission Line Project – Xianning, Hubei, China

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants
• MCC Capital Engineering & Research Incorporation Limited – 400,000 ton/day Water Supply
  Project of Wenjiang District, Chengdu City – Chengdu, Sichuan, China
• Shanghai Civil Engineering Co., Ltd of CREC – Civil engineering of the Beihu sewage treatment
  plant and auxiliary project – Wuhan, Hubei, China
• Suez Water Technologies & Solutions – Ultra Pure Water Project 1 GW Manufacturing Solar Silicon
   PV Cells & Modules – Kutch, Gujarat, India

Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Networks
• Beijing Institute of Water – Beijing South-to-North Water Diversion Auxiliary Project: Hexi
  Branch Project – Beijing, China
• DTK Hydronet Solutions – Conceptioneering and Master Planning of Bankura Multi Village
  Bulk Water Supply Scheme – Bankura, West Bengal, India
• NJS Engineers India P Limited – JICA Assisted Agra Water Supply Project – Agra,
  Uttar Pradesh, India

The finalists will present their innovative projects to their peers, the jurors, industry thought leaders, and more than 130 members of the media as part of related infrastructure forums at Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure 2018 Conference, to be held later this year, October 15 through 18, in London at the Hilton London Metropole.

Chris Barron, Bentley Systems’ chief communications officer, said, “The Year in Infrastructure Conference is an ideal opportunity for infrastructure leaders from around the world to network with their peers, and learn about technologies and best practices to accelerate their organizations’ digital advancement. As part of the conference, we are pleased to congratulate and acknowledge the awards program finalists for their excellent work, and to provide conference attendees with the chance to meet the finalists and watch their project presentations, which represent this year’s most outstanding going digital advancements in infrastructure.”

This year’s conference will include:
• thought-provoking keynotes by industry leaders including Chair of National Infrastructure
  Commission for the UK, Sir John Armitt, and Chief Strategy Officer for Siemens AG,
  Dr. Horst J. Kayser
Digital Advancement Academies—interactive half-day learning sessions led by subject matter
  experts in their areas of expertise including BIM advancement, construction, constructioneering,
  digital advancement research, process industries, and reality modeling
• live technology presentations and panel discussions from Bentley’s strategic partners – Microsoft,
  Siemens, and Topcon
• opportunities for attendees to meet for one-on-one discussions with awards finalists
• informative industry forums and panel discussions
• Year in Infrastructure Awards finalists’ presentations on October 16 and 17
• evening ceremony and gala featuring announcement of the Year in Infrastructure Awards winners
  on October 18

View the Year in Infrastructure 2018 Conference agenda.

To view a searchable collection of innovative infrastructure projects from the annual Year in Infrastructure Awards program, access Bentley’s Infrastructure Yearbooks.
 

 


          Autonomous drones can herd birds away from airports      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Drones aren't usually allowed to go near airports unless they serve a purpose, like herding flocks of birds away from the airspace where they could put planes full of people in jeopardy. Manually controlled drones can be unreliable, though: If the operator gets too aggressive and spooks the birds, the flock could scatter and become even more unmanageable. That's why a team of researchers from Caltech have developed an algorithm that teaches unmanned aerial vehicles how to autonomously (and effectively) herd birds away from airport airspace.
          Drones at Mabel Park State High      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Interest in drone technology is soaring and Mabel Park State High School is leading the way.
          Ex-city police chief claims role in Venezuela drone attack      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A former Venezuelan municipal police chief and anti-government activist says he helped organise an operation to launch armed drones over a military rally on Saturday that President Nicolas Maduro has called an assassination attempt. In an interview, Salva
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An Airbus drone has set the record for the longest continuous flight within Earth's atmosphere
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Endurance test: The vehicle beat the previous record for longest flight within Earth's atmosphere without refueling of 14 days, which was set by an earlier Zephyr prototype. The company is planning additional flights for later this year, and claims it ...

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Airbus Spy Drone Stretches Flight-Endurance Record to 25 Days
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The flight broke the previous endurance record of 14 days set by a prototype Zephyr in 2015 and was aimed at establishing the drone's credentials as a less costly, more nimble alternative to conventional satellites. The craft, which has a 25-meter (82 ...
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          Venezuela president ties opposition leader to drone attack      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Maduro said statements from some of the six suspects already arrested pointed to involvement by Julio Borges, an opposition leader living in exile in Colombia.
          Off-The-Shelf Drones Complicating Global Security Landscape – Analysis      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The attempted assassination of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro during a military parade on Saturday shows the ease of use of drones and their ability to cause confusion and influence politics. The effect, shown by Venezuelan television, was immediate and had a profound impact on the ... Reported by Eurasia Review 38 minutes ago.
          Global UAV Software Market Analysis 2018 | Growth by Top Regions: 3D Robotics, DreamHammer Inc, Drone Volt, DroneDeploy Inc, Esri, Pix4D SA, PrecisionHawk Inc, SenseFly, Skyward IO Inc et al.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
(EMAILWIRE.COM, August 08, 2018 ) An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard. UAVs are a component of an unmanned aircraft system (UAS); which include a UAV, a ground-based controller, and a system of communications between the two. The...
          Autonomous drones can herd birds away from airports      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Drones aren't usually allowed to go near airports unless they serve a purpose, like herding flocks of birds away from the airspace where they could put planes full of people in jeopardy. Manually controlled drones can be unreliable, though: If the operator gets too aggressive and spooks the birds, the flock could scatter and become even more unmanageable. That's why a team of researchers from Caltech have developed an algorithm that teaches unmanned aerial vehicles how to autonomously (and effectively) herd birds away from airport airspace.
          Tour operators take a flyer on multi-thousand-dollar drone photography trips       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
More tour companies are starting to offer “drone packages” as part of their vacations to exotic or hard-to-reach locales like Norway and the Arctic Circle.

          8/9/2018: WORLD: Maduro drone attack a ‘farce’      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
CARACAS: Nicolas Muduro’s rubber-stamp assembly is launching proceedings today to try opposition MPs over a drone attack on the Venezuelan President that exiled opposition leader Julio Borges denounced as a staged “farce”. Constituent Assembly chief...
           Localizan con vida a desaparecido en Huichapan       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Como resultado de eficaz operativo coordinado de búsqueda en el municipio de Huichapan, se logró la localización con vida de una persona reportada como desaparecida.

Durante las acciones participaron oficiales de la Agencia de Seguridad Estatal, mediante la Unidad de Monitoreo Aéreo (drones), Sección Canina y personal operativo de la Delegación Regional, además de elementos de la Policía Municipal, Protección Civil, y pobladores de la región.

Fue en la localidad de El Apartadero donde se llevó a cabo la búsqueda de C.V.Y., de aproximadamente 87 años, con apoyo de tecnología dotada por medio de la estrategia Hidalgo Seguro y rastreo de los canes de la Policía Estatal.

El hombre fue localizado recostado sobre unos arbustos y piedras, en la zona conocida como lugar conocido como Natzha, por lo que de manera inmediata le prestaron los primeros auxilios.

Fue valorado por paramédicos, quienes mencionaron que el adulto mayor se encontraba con signos vitales, con deshidratación, por lo que fue trasladado a una clínica del municipio para su valoración y atención médica. 

Los familiares fueron notificados del hallazgo, por lo que agradecieron el apoyo y la buena coordinación de búsqueda de las corporaciones.


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Diyarbakır'da 9 farklı noktada ilk kez kullanılan drone yardımı ile gerçekleştirilen asayiş uygulaması 500 polisin katılımıyla gerçekleştirildi.
           After tent scare, Bengal BJP wants drone for Shah rally       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Over 90 people were injured in tent cave-in during PM’s rally in June
          Airbus 'Zephyr' spy drone sets the record for longest continuous flight in Earth's atmosphere      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Airbus 'Zephyr' spy drone sets the record for longest continuous flight in Earth's atmosphere#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000 Airbus' pioneering solar-powered drone has managed to set a world record in its maiden voyage, staying in the air for an astonishing 25 days, 23 hours and seven minutes. Reported by MailOnline 58 minutes ago.
          Come scegliere il copridivano perfetto      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Come scegliere il copridivano? Un posto, due posti, tre posti, quattro posti, divani angolari e divano letto. Modelli di design. Copridivano elasticizzato, in tessuto antimacchie. Copridivani classici e moderni. La scelta dei colori in base al proprio arredo. 

La vita di un divano in casa può essere di breve duratura a seconda del trattamento che riceve dal padrone di casa: sedersi in malo modo, pranzare o cenare davanti


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          飛行機に衝突する鳥をドローンで自動的に追い払う技術の研究が進む      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
離着陸の段階にある飛行機が鳥に衝突してエンジンの中に吸い込んでしまう「バードストライク」は、飛行機の運航の中でも最も危険なアクシデントの一つとされています。このような問題を避けるために、自律飛行が可能なドローンを使って鳥の群れを効率的に空港から遠ざけるための技術の研究が進められています。

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          Venezuela's Maduro Says Opposition Politicians To Blame For Assassination Attempt      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has accused opposition lawmakers of playing a role in a failed attempt to assassinate him over the weekend. During a nationally televised address to Venezuelan troops on Saturday, Maduro was unhurt when explosives-laden drones exploded near the podium. In a speech on Tuesday, Maduro said Julio Borges, a prominent opposition leader living in exile in neighboring Colombia, was a co-conspirator in the plot, but he did not elaborate on what role the politician had played. "Several of the declarations indicated Julio Borges. The investigations point to him," Maduro said. Another opposition lawmaker, Juan Requesens, was also singled out by Maduro for having been involved in the failed attempt. A video widely circulated on social media shows Requesens being arrested by Venezuelan police. Venezuelan law grants lawmakers immunity from prosecution while in office, but the head of the country's pro-Maduro constitutional assembly said he would propose stripping
          Yalova'da bayram trafiği havadan denetlenecek      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Yalova Emniyet Müdürlüğü'nce Kurban Bayramı boyunca güvenli seyahatin sağlanması için sıkı denetim yapılacak. Trafik Denetleme Şube Müdürlüğü ekipleri, drone kullanarak, trafiği havadan da denetleyecek.
          Io mi prendo cura      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
di Filomena Baratto

Vico Equense - Vi è mai capitato di osservare come le persone hanno cura delle loro cose? Da questa rilevazione emergono elementi per comprendere quanto amore una persona porta dentro. Questa parola, di cui ci riempiamo la bocca, non è un carico di baci o di abbracci, ma una luce che illumina la vita. L’amore che mettiamo nel prenderci cura di una piantina sarà la stessa che dispensiamo al nostro cucciolo o alla persona amata. Conosco persone che fanno appassire ogni cosa passi sotto mano: gli oggetti come le persone. Mantenere pulita la casa, riordinare cassetti, far sbocciare un rametto che sembrava avvizzito, curare un figlio aiutandolo a crescere, dare una mano a un amico, sono azioni che possono apparire molto dissimili tra loro ma che hanno tutte la stessa fonte: prendersi cura che è l’opposto di dire “me ne frego”. Di solito facciamo una selezione delle cose di cui occuparci e quelle di cui fregarcene, e anche senza distinzione netta, ci interessiamo solo di quello che ci porta un tornaconto. Se il nostro interruttore è posto su “on”, questa selezione non potrà mai esistere e mai ci freghiamo di niente, così come se siamo in posizione “off”, in qualsiasi circostanza non siamo amorevoli. E’ un “modus vivendi” che ci prende completamente. Definisce il nostro essere, caratterizza il bene di cui siamo forniti. C’era un uomo, quando ero ragazza, che non lavava mai il suo cane, nemmeno se si rotolava nel fango per spulciarsi. A vederlo quel cane faceva male: spelacchiato, zoppicante, un occhio semiaperto, lento nell’incedere, con lo sguardo assente. Il suo padrone esigeva, però, che accorresse sempre al suo richiamo. E lui correva. Si catapultava a casa solo a sentire il suo fischio. Ma la sua dedizione non era corrisposta. Il padrone continuò a trattarlo senza prendersi cura di lui. Ma a pensarci bene aveva lo stesso atteggiamento per la sua auto. Se il finestrino cadeva, lui inseriva un tappetto all’interno, ma non lo aggiustava.
 
Con la casa faceva allo stesso modo, lasciandola nell’incuria totale. Tutto quello che aveva era in uno stato pietoso. Solo col tempo ho capito la sua aridità, il motivo per cui vivesse da solo, come mai nessuno andasse a trovarlo, ammantandosi di un alone di mistero per il suo distacco dal mondo. Lo stesso valeva per il suo campicello: quattro piante stecchite che non potava, non dissodava né metteva in ordine i solchi. La desolazione avvolgeva tutte le cose intorno a lui. Credo che in quell’uomo la luce fosse del tutto spenta. Al contrario conosco persone che illuminano intorno tutto quello che capita sotto mano: hanno attenzioni per se stessi come per la vicina di casa, il conoscente che incontrano tutte le mattine, il gattino entrato nel loro cancello e qualsiasi altra cosa che irrompa nella loro vita. Irradiano una luce con la quale accendono, si occupano e si preoccupano del prossimo, delle persone vicine, intorno e dappertutto. Non è questione di tempo per fare le cose, ma di atteggiamento, di predisposizione, di indole, di vita che si è disposti a vivere e a dare. Crediamo che dando luce a tutte le cose perdiamo la nostra, ma chi dona luce viene a sua volta illuminato. Molti vanno a risparmio, si limitano, non agiscono, non si impegnano, non producono, non sono stimolati e se si chiede loro il motivo di questa apatia, rispondono che non vale la pena sbattersi per il mondo, che tanto ognuno pensa per sé, che la vita è breve e del “doman non c’è certezza”. E’ questa la filosofia del “me ne frego”, “non è un mio problema, che siano gli altri a pensarci”. Quando fate amicizia, rendetevi conto delle persone, quanta cura hanno per la loro vita, quanta ne mettono nelle cose, controllate i loro giardini se sono curati, se lavano le loro auto, se si occupano dei bambini, se giocano con loro, se si preoccupano, se aggiustano una sedia, un tetto, come si comportano con se stessi, da questo capirete la quantità di luce che emettono. E se per caso risultano “insolventi con l’Enel” e quindi messi al buio, fate qualcosa per loro. In qualche ganglio della loro vita si annida un corto circuito che ha fatto perdere loro l’illuminazione. Sono persone demotivate, cosiddetti “santi che non fanno miracoli”, perché hanno perso quella luce, forse per averne data tanta senza riceverne, per non credere che la gioia di vivere possa essere a sua volta contagiosa. Non credono più nel miracolo della vita, nella sua bellezza, e diventano da rose come cactus nel deserto. Queste persone fanno terra bruciata intorno, fanno in modo che gli altri le tengano alla larga, e continuano così a vivere con la convinzione di bastare a se stessi. Ma quale vita si può condurre se non si condividono con gli altri le febbri e i collassi che la sua luce produce? Quando abbiamo cura della vita, avvengono miracoli come quando coltiviamo un campo rimasto incolto per anni. Sulle prime non si sa da dove cominciare e se ce la facciamo. Poi basta rivoltare le zolle, la fatica più dura, per capire che il grosso è fatto e si può anche seminare. Dopo, quando mangiamo i frutti del lavoro svolto, non ricorderemo più la fatica fatta per condurre il campo a quei risultati, ma il piacere di mangiare tante cose buone. Leggevo le pagine di un libro dove una donna aveva fatto della sua casa, semplice e umile, una reggia di bellezza e di comodità, la stessa cura che aveva per le persone intorno. Leggendo queste pagine ho percepito che è quello il modo di rendere amore verso ogni cosa, non ce n’è un altro o uno diverso per ogni azione. L’amore che mettiamo nell’annaffiare i fiori la mattina sarà lo stesso che doniamo alla persona amata, all’amica, alla mamma, anche se a noi sembrano tanti aspetti diversi l’uno dall’altro e che teniamo in una scala di valori dal più al meno importante. L’amore è quella forza, impegno che profondiamo nelle nostre azioni, l’interesse che abbiamo per la vita che scorre accanto, l’educazione e il rispetto reciproco che ci doniamo. Mi giungono, a tale proposito, i versi di The Waste Land, La terra desolata del 1922 di Thomas Stearns Eliot, uno dei massimi poeti del Novecento europeo e americano, personalità di spicco del modernismo, per quel senso di insoddisfazione da cui siamo afflitti nel mondo moderno e che fa spegnere quella luce di cui siamo portatori. Il poemetto traccia la crisi della cultura occidentale come perdita della fertilità naturale, e l’autore formula un itinerario per uscirne. Di solito, afferma, a una speranza frustrata, un desiderio insoddisfatto, al mondo che appare arido, segue un momento interiore, un ascolto che richiede anche un cambio di registro. Secondo l’autore:”E’ questo il modo in cui finisce il mondo/ non già con uno schianto/ ma con un piagnucolio”, un’insoddisfazione perenne che ci allontana e ci isola, e dove mancanza di fede e spiritualità inaridiscono le esperienze. La nostra luce non ha una batteria autonoma ma siamo intercollegati: l’uno fornisce energia all’altro, se lo dimentichiamo, se ci illudiamo di bastare a noi stessi, di essere tanti mondi distanti l’uno dall’altro anni luce, la nostra esistenza diventa arida e vuota.
          Venezuela-La Cour suprême ordonne l'arrestation de l'opposant Borges      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
(zonebourse.com) (Actualisé tout du long) CARACAS, 9 août (Reuters) - La Cour suprême du Venezuela a ordonné mercredi l'arrestation de Julio Borges, l'un des chefs de file de l'opposition et ancien président du Congrès, pour avoir tenté d'assassiner le président Nicolas Maduro au moyen de drones chargés d'explosifs samedi dernier lors...
http://www.zonebourse.com/actualite-bourse/Venezuela-La-Cour-supreme-ordonne-l-arrestation-de-l-opposant-Borges--27082449/?utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=20180809
          Raw drone footage of trees going up in smoke at Northern Ireland's Glenshane Pass      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Striking drone footage of the gorse fire at Glenshane Pass in Northern Ireland's County Derry. The footage was captured yesterday afternoon by weather watcher Martin McKenna.
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Diyarbakır’da 500 polisin katılımı ile asayiş uygulaması gerçekleştirildi. Uygulamada ilk kez gece görüşlü drone kullanıldı.Diyarbakır Emniyet Müdürlüğü’ne bağlı, Narkotik Suçlarla Mücadele, Kaçakçılık ve Organize Suçlarla...
          Airbus Spy Drone Stretches Flight-Endurance Record to 25 Days      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Floating almost motionless at an altitude of 70,000 feet, Airbus SE’s Zephyr spy drone has extended the record for the longest flight within the Earth’s atmosphere to 25 days, two-thirds more than the previous best. The first production version of the solar-powered pseudo-satellite spent more than three weeks in the stratosphere on its maiden trip […]

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+ Una investigación de casi tres años sobre organizaciones de narcotráfico. + Usaban drones para pasar la droga y la escondían en latas de sopas. El FBI y la DEA trabajaron en conjunto durante tres años, siguiendo a tres organizaciones de narcóticos; la acción tuvo como resultado una tonelada de cocaína decomisada, así como 1,4 mdd Más de una veintena de personas fueron arrestadas el miércoles en Estados Unidos y acusadas de usar aeronaves pequeñas para contrabandear cocaína, heroína y metanfetamina sobre la frontera para uno de los cárteles de drogas más notorios de México, dijeron las autoridades federales. Los arrestos de los 22 acusados ocurrieron al final de una investigación de casi tres años sobre organizaciones de narcotráfico que las autoridades dicen trabajaban para el cártel de Sinaloa. Los grupos, que recibían las drogas del cártel en el norte de México, las guardaban en latas de sopa o dentro de compartimientos secretos en autos, y usaban aeronaves pequeñas-las autoridades no dijeron si eran tripuladas o drones- para transportar las drogas sobre la frontera, dijeron funcionarios. “Más que confiscar las drogas y el dinero, esta investigación logró identificar a los narcotraficantes de mayor nivel en México que dirigían las transacciones y que pensaron que estaban usando sistemas seguros de comunicación para cometer sus crímenes”, dijo Tracy Wilkison, fiscal federal asistente en Los Ángeles. Las autoridades confiscaron 385 kilos (850 libras) de metanfetamina, 907 kilos (casi una tonelada) de cocaína, 42 kilos (93 libras) de heroína, casi 23 kilos (50 libras) de marihuana y 1,42 millones de dólares. Una vez que las drogas eran traídas a Estados Unidos, se les almacenaba en casas de seguridad en el área de Los Ángeles, dijo Paul Delacourt, director asistente a cargo de la oficina del FBI en esa ciudad. Las drogas se vendían en Los Ángeles, Nueva York y otras partes de Estados Unidos. Además, los acusados enfrentan cargos de tratar de contrabandear grandes cantidades de efectivo a México para pagarle al cártel de Sinaloa. Delacourt elogió la cooperación con las autoridades mexicanas y dijo que éstas estaban ayudando a ubicar a sospechosos que pudieran seguir en el país. En total, 59 personas están acusadas en las imputaciones dadas a conocer el miércoles. Las autoridades siguen buscando a más de 30. El cártel de Sinaloa, que tiene una vasta presencia en Estados Unidos, era dirigido por el notorio capo Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, quien fue extraditado a territorio estadounidense el año pasado. En una causa no relacionada, Guzmán se ha declarado inocente de cargos de que su cartel lavó miles de millones de dólares y mantuvo una despiadada campaña de asesinatos y secuestros. ++Los Ángeles, California.- Una acción encubierta contra el cártel de Sinaloa en Estados Unidos terminó hoy en Los Ángeles con 22 arrestados; una tonelada de cocaína y más de 1,4 millones de dólares en efectivo fueron decomisados. Durante tres años las autoridades estadounidenses siguieron a tres organizaciones de Narcos sospechosas de transportar grandes cantidades de cocaína, metanfetamina y heroína enviadas por narcotraficantes mexicanos a Estados Unidos. "Más que simplemente confiscar grandes cantidades de drogas y dinero, esta investigación logro identificar a los traficantes de más alto nivel instalados en México, que dirigíanlastransacciones y que creían que estaban usando aparatos de comunicación seguros para cometer sus delitos", manifestó el fiscal Tracy Wilkison, del Distrito Central de California. Como resultado de la operación, denominada Narconetas, las autoridades también confiscaronunos 400 kilos de metanfetamina, 42 de heroína y 22 de marihuana. La investigación estuvo a cargo de una alianza entre el Buró Federal de Investigaciones (FBI) y laAgencia Antidrogas Estadounidense (DEA), entre otras fuerzas gubernamentales; 57 personasfueron acusadas, de las cuales 35 están fugitivas. "El área metropolitana de Los Ángeles es utilizada por organizaciones criminales como un centro para el transporte y distribución de drogas ilícitas en todo Estados Unidos", afirmó hoy Bill Bodner, agente de la DEA. La investigación también encontró que grandes cantidades de dinero en efectivo, producto de las ventas de narcóticos en Estados Unidos, eran transportadas por los delincuentes hacia México. http://www.elbravo.mx/caen-22-del-cartel-de-sinaloa-en-eu-en-operativo-encubierto-del-fbi-y-dea/ http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/mundo/caen-22-miembros-del-cartel-de-sinaloa-en-eu-tras-operacion-encubierta
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Authored by Kevin Barrett via Unz.com,

When we get tired of blowing up Muslims for Israel, will we turn on ourselves?

Scenarios for a second American Civil War have existed ever since the first one ended. Some hyperbolists called Reconstruction the Second Civil War. Alt-history novelists have imagined the ascension of Huey Long or George McGovern to the presidency as Civil War II trigger. The real-life (?!) ascension of Trump has inspired similar fantasies, leading red state partisans to gleefully thump their chests and imagine how easy and fun it would be to take San Francisco—a fantasy that triggers the hell out of the SF-based blue staters.

How might civil unrest spill over into civil war?

One common scenario is race war. The late Charles Manson, we are told, staged his killer-hippie mass knifings because he thought the Beatles were sending him secret orders to start a black-vs. white apocalypse. Obviously Manson must have been taking some really, REALLY bad acid while playing Beatles records backward in hopes of hearing John sneering “Paul is dead”—then suddenly grokked that the White Album, whose mysterious title does not appear on the record and makes no sense anyway, is really about white power! Manson lieutenant Tex Watkins explained: “and what it (the song ‘Helter Skelter’) meant was the Negros were going to come down and rip the cities all apart…Before Helter Skelter came along, all Charlie cared about was orgies.”

Though Manson was a raving nut, his vision of race war was inspired by contemporary reality. Indeed, while the hippies carried on with their orgies, “the Negros” did rip cities apart. Even before the Deep State murdered Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., blacks in New Jersey, Detroit, Minneapolis, and many other cities had been tearing things up and burning neighborhoods down. The “Long, Hot Summer” of 1967 featured 159 race riots in dozens of US urban centers, and elements of the National Security State were drawing up contingency plans for a race based civil war.

William Pepper - the King family’s attorney who proved in a court of law that the CIA, FBI, and US army killed Dr. King with the help of their organized crime assets - once spoke with a US Army Colonel who admitted to helping plan the assassination. The Colonel said that the military had done extensive focus group style interviews with participants in the 1967 race riots and determined that Dr. King’s charisma was the biggest factor driving the riots. Counterintuitively, the apostle of nonviolence was inspiring the psychological liberation of black people in such a way that a certain percentage felt empowered to act out their repressed anger. So when King determined to bring half a million followers to Washington, DC and stay there until the feds pulled out of Vietnam and declared a real war on poverty, the Colonel and his friends immediately envisioned the nation’s capital erupting into mass violence that could spread nationwide on a scale many orders of magnitude beyond what had happened during 1967’s Long Hot Summer, perhaps precipitating a real civil war culminating in the revolutionary overthrow of the American State. This, the Colonel explained to Pepper, was the primary reason King had to be terminated…with extreme prejudice.

Predictably, the Deep State’s murder of Dr. King did not solve the racial violence problem. The assassination itself set off a wave of new riots in cities including Chicago, Baltimore, and - sorry, Colonel - Washington, DC. White-dominated forces of the State retaliated with escalating repression. Black communities felt increasingly under siege, and have continued to feel that way until the present day. Whether it is panicky white police shooting down black people during traffic stops, on sidewalks, or in the black people’s own backyards, or whether it is black people “acting out” against whites (an interesting and under-reported case is the possibly-Cointelpro-orchestrated[*] Zebra killings discussed here by Ron Unz) the simmering racial violence in America is a seemingly unavoidable component of most projections for a New Civil War.

Most red state vs. blue state scenarios, of course, have a race war component. When Trump’s red-staters invade San Francisco, for example, it will not only be to punish the latté liberals and happy homos for their mushy-headedness and luxuriously deviant lifestyles, but more importantly to “make America white again” by ending the sanctuary city movement and deporting the illegal immigrants…while presumably also putting any black people who have managed to remain in America’s highest-rent city, as well as the déclassé ones across the Bay, in their properly subservient place. In other words, just as the first Civil War was really about race (i.e., slavery) the second one will build on the same theme.

American War

Or will it? Omar al-Akkad’s notable 2017 novel American War begs to differ.

In El-Akkad’s dystopian vision, the War on Muslims mutates into the War on Southerners—but has nothing to do with race. Instead, the Yankee Terror State turns its savagery against the New Rebels of the Free Southern States because those good ole boys and girls (of all shades of skin pigmentation and sexual preference) refuse to give up fossil fuels, choosing instead to secede from the Union.

Al-Akkad’s vision of blue vs. red global-warming-driven war run amok in a near-future America that has completely forgotten about the whole concept of race is surprisingly plausible, at least while you are reading it. (Civil War I, after all, was really about economics not race, so why shouldn’t Civil War II also be over an economic issue?) The plot turns on the adventures of Sarat, a young Red State woman of mixed and meaningless (near-black Chicano and po’ white trash) ancestry who awakens politically and goes after the Blue State occupiers in pretty much the same way the Iraqi resistance went after George W. Bush’s storm troopers.

Unlike most dystopian science fiction, American War is not just showing us a terrible future that is really an exaggerated (we hope) depiction of the present-day world we live in. Al-Akkad’s fictional 2074 America is not so much a pessimistic caricature of actual 2017 America as a wish-fulfillment dream of Americans karmically reaping what they’ve sown in their War on Muslims, euphemistically known as the “war on terror.” The horrors that Sarat and other southerners experience under Yankee occupation - drone killings, rape, massacres, torture, internment camps, orange jumpsuits - are precisely those that Muslims have been experiencing since the false flag event of September 11th, 2001. Sarat’s fictional resistance, which culminates in a fantastically horrific act of revenge against the Yankees, represents gratifying fantasy payback for the real-life Terror War’s murder of 32 million Muslims, and a prescient and timely warning about what GWOT is likely to lead to. The whole thing is premised on helping the American/Western reader empathetically imagine what the post-9/11 world looks like to Muslims in general and resistance fighters in particular: Al-Akkad fosters empathy and identification with our victims by casting the archetypal victim-turned-resistance-fighter as ordinary American rather than exotic foreigner.

Zone 23

An even better dystopian “new civil war” novel, C.J. Hopkins’ Zone 23, hasn’t yet garnered the kind of mainstream support that helped American War collect positive reviews in such outlets as The New York Times, win awards, and generally get noticed and sell plenty of copies.

Perhaps that shouldn’t surprise us, since Hopkins, a regular contributor to Unz Review, is on the red side in the real red-vs.-blue civil war that is raging all around us. (I’m talking about the red-pill vs. blue pill war, of course, not the phony culture wars thing ginned up by the Deep State.) Omar El Akkad, despite the subversive aspects of his book, is basically a blue pill kind of guy: His global warming alarmism, gratuitous decision to make his heroine a lesbian, denial of the existence of race, and general penchant for victimology (not to mention his complete avoidance of 9/11 truth in a Muslim-POV takedown of the “war on terror”) all go down well with the Establishment.

C.J. Hopkins offers a deeper, more accurate, vastly funnier, more genuinely subversive vision. His far-future America, which bears an uncanny resemblance to our nightmarish present, features drone-patrolled hyper-surveiled cities, each of which is divided by an Israeli-style Wall complete with Israeli-style checkpoints and incursions featuring Israeli-style killings of hapless untermenschen. But instead of Israelis vs. Palestinians, the divide here is between the Normals on one side of the wall and the Anti-Socials on the other.

The Normals -  good corporate citizens who are submitting to pharmaceutical and genetic correction so they can work and consume and conform and live meaningless lives like everybody else without batting an eyelash - are conditioned to fear and loathe the Antisocials, who retain enough humanity to rebel, in whatever pathetically insignificant way, against corporatist dystopia.

Zone 23, like American War, imagines the future as post-racial: Hopkins’ Normal vs. Antisocial divide isn’t about race. But it is, nonetheless, very much about behavioral genetics. In this (not so) far future, the Hadley Corporation of Menomonie, Wisconsin has developed a variant-corrected version of the MAO-A gene. Inserted into embryos via germline genetic engineering, this patented DNA produces “clears”: people who are intelligent but incurious, incapable of emotionally-driven fight-or-flight aggression (including the most common defensive variety), “easily trained, highly responsive to visual and verbal commands,” and so on. In other words, perfect corporate citizens!

The corporatist state naturally strives to perfect itself, imposing a “final solution” to the ASP (anti-social person) problem by mandating that henceforth no non-genetically-engineered babies may be born. The result is a very one-sided “race war” in which a few antisocial malcontents try to hold out against what amounts to a genocide against “uncorrected” humanity. The plot follows two of those ASP antiheroes as they throw rocks at the Israeli bulldozer of corporatist genocide.

Hopkins’ ferociously funny yarn is not just a satire on our ever-worsening techno-dystopia. In imagining a genetic basis to the difficulties many of us experience adjusting to hyperconformist “technologically-enhanced” lifestyles, and in portraying individuals struggling and flailing against the uber-civilization around them like flies caught a spider web, Zone 23 resonates with the great critiques of technological civilization. According to this tradition, which runs from Taoist Chinese hermits through Middle Eastern prophets and Marxian critics of “alienation” to contemporary scientists who insist that humans are genetically suited to be hunter-gatherers not high tech city dwellers, we are grossly unsuited for living the kind of lives that most modern humans are, for all practical purposes, forced to lead. Through the Brechtian device of estrangement, Hopkins forces us to recognize ourselves in his beleaguered ASP antiheros.

The apostles of race war, from Hitler to Charles Manson to today’s ultra-Zionists, are hugely bothered by what they see as a supposed basic and massive incompatibility between races, i.e. broad, loosely-identifiable swathes of the human genome. According to their bleak vision, we are doomed to fight and kill our cousins whose slightly different average genetic profiles mark them as Other.

Perhaps there is some truth to this notion. Perhaps our nature includes a strong tendency to in-group vs. out-group hostility. And perhaps we tend to divide in-group from out-group on the basis of ascribed ancestry, that is, along tribal lines.

But those who are hugely bothered by other races (or their own race), like those who loathe people of a different ideology or religion or language, may be getting all worked up over nothing. They may in fact be projecting their own experience of a much deeper alienation. They may simply be natural-born hunter gatherers caught in the trap of modern technological civilization, living fantastically comfortable yet somehow miserable lives, desperately seeking someone Other to blame for their predicament.


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Het Venezolaans hooggerechtshof heeft de arrestatie gelast van oppositieleider Julio Borges. De voormalige parlementsvoorzitter wordt ervan verdacht achter de vermeende droneaanval op president Nicolás Maduro te zitten.
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Depuis quelques années déjà, les drones, ces aéronefs sans pilote, opèrent leur petite révolution. Stars des ventes à noël, s’ils font figure de jouets pour beaucoup, ces engins volants obéissent pourtant à une réglementation très stricte. Leur utilisation doit se faire selon des règles, nombreuses, sous peine de sanctions. Lundi après-midi encore, un drone a survolé le Fort de Brégançon (Var), la résidence estivale du président de la...
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Pour les journées du patrimoine 2018, rendez-vous à la Basilique-Cathédrale de Saint-Denis le 15 septembre 2018. Au programme ? Survol de l'édifice en drone et atelier de création littéraire.
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Diyarbakır’da 500 polisin katılımı ile asayiş uygulaması gerçekleştirildi. Uygulamada ilk kez gece görüşlü drone kullanıldı.Diyarbakır Emniyet Müdürlüğü’ne bağlı, Narkotik Suçlarla Mücadele, Kaçakçılık ve Organize Suçlarla...
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It was just last year that Youcan Robot successfully crowdfunded its remote-control BlueWater 1 (BW1) underwater drone. Now, the Chinese startup is back on Kickstarter, with its diver-following BW Space.

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Venezuela confirmed the arrest of one lawmaker and ordered the detention of another on Wednesday, accusing the opposition politicians of scheming to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro with explosives-laden drones at a rally last weekend.

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The US Army has a new plan for microwaving drones out of the sky. In a public solicitation last Friday, the agency announced its intention to purchase an airborne high-powered microwave system from Lockheed Martin, which is intended for use against drones. The weapon, which would be mounted to an airplane, would disable fixed-wing or quadcopter drones with a beam of focused radiation.


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Following the attempt on Venezuelan Nicolas Maduro’s life with two explosive-laden drones on Saturday, the President promised to get to the bottom of the failed plot. Last night he showed that his government has learned some things at least, and Maduro says there is still more evidence to come.


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Más de una veintena de personas fueron arrestadas el miércoles en Estados Unidos y acusadas de usar aeronaves pequeñas para contrabandear cocaína, heroína y metanfetamina sobre la frontera para uno de los cárteles de drogas más notorios de México, dijeron las autoridades federales.

Los arrestos de los 22 acusados ocurrieron al final de una investigación de casi tres años sobre organizaciones de narcotráfico que las autoridades dicen trabajaban para el cártel de Sinaloa.

Los grupos, que recibían las drogas del cártel en el norte de México, las guardaban en latas de sopa o dentro de compartimientos secretos en autos, y usaban aeronaves pequeñas _las autoridades no dijeron si eran tripuladas o drones_ para transportar las drogas sobre la frontera, dijeron funcionarios.

"Más que confiscar las drogas y el dinero, esta investigación logró identificar a los narcotraficantes de mayor nivel en México que dirigían las transacciones y que pensaron que estaban usando sistemas seguros de comunicación para cometer sus crímenes”, dijo Tracy Wilkison, fiscal federal asistente en Los Ángeles.

Las autoridades confiscaron 385 kilos (850 libras) de metanfetamina, 907 kilos (casi una tonelada) de cocaína, 42 kilos (93 libras) de heroína, casi 23 kilos (50 libras) de marihuana y 1,42 millones de dólares.

Una vez que las drogas eran traídas a Estados Unidos, se les almacenaba en casas de seguridad en el área de Los Ángeles, dijo Paul Delacourt, director asistente a cargo de la oficina del FBI en esa ciudad. Las drogas se vendían en Los Ángeles, Nueva York y otras partes de Estados Unidos.

Además, los acusados enfrentan cargos de tratar de contrabandear grandes cantidades de efectivo a México para pagarle al cártel de Sinaloa.

Delacourt elogió la cooperación con las autoridades mexicanas y dijo que éstas estaban ayudando a ubicar a sospechosos que pudieran seguir en el país.

En total, 59 personas están acusadas en las imputaciones dadas a conocer el miércoles. Las autoridades siguen buscando a más de 30.

El cártel de Sinaloa, que tiene una vasta presencia en Estados Unidos, era dirigido por el notorio capo Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, quien fue extraditado a territorio estadounidense el año pasado.

En una causa no relacionada, Guzmán se ha declarado inocente de cargos de que su cartel lavó miles de millones de dólares y mantuvo una despiadada campaña de asesinatos y secuestros.
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Tras el trabajo, Carmen coge todas las tardes el Cercanías en la estación de Nuevos Ministerios. «Vuelvo muy cansada, así que aprovecho el trayecto para echar una cabezada», cuenta la mujer frente a la estación de Gran Vía. Hace tres semanas, recuerda, se subió al vagón sobre las 20.00 horas. «Una mujer estaba intentando rajarme uno de los laterales del bolso con un cúter para robarme. La señora que tenía sentada delante se dio cuenta y la espantó», relata. Aunque la ratera no consiguió hacerse con ninguna de sus pertenencias, a Carmen se le metió el miedo en el cuerpo: «Desde ese día estoy alerta. Nunca me duermo». En la línea 1 del suburbano, llegando a la estación de Atocha, Pilar levantó su brazo izquierzo para estirarse. «Cuando quise mirar la hora en el reloj, no lo tenía», cuenta, aún extrañada sobre cómo se produjo el suceso. Inmersos en los móviles, la rutina y las prisas, muchos usuarios de Metro descuidan sus bolsos. Con las distracciones, los carteristas consiguen sus preciados botines. «¡Quiere robar las mochilas!», escuchó Isabel, vigilante de seguridad del suburbano, el pasado sábado en Chueca. «Era un hombre calvo que vestía camiseta azul clara y pantalones vaqueros», explica la vigilante. Alertado por los gritos de los viajeros, el hombre huyó despavorido. «Cuando salí para retenerle ya no estaba», asegura la trabajadora. El Metro, a pesar de las miles de cámaras de seguridad y los policías infiltrados, es uno de sus lugares preferidos. «Siempre ha sido así, pero más estos días por el turismo», dice Julián, taquillero de la estación de Sol desde hace 12 años. «Se aprovechan de que la gente abre sus bolsos y carteras cuando compra los billetes», explica. Por este motivo las máquinas de venta son uno de los lugares más controlados. Acerca de los ladrones, dice que suelen ser «tres mujeres rumanas que actúan en grupo: dos jóvenes que se dedican a robar y una tercera, en la retaguardia, que las avisa de cualquier incidente». El miércoles pasado a Arnaldo le robaron en el suburbano. «No me di cuenta», exclama: «Eché en falta la cartera cuando fui a guardar el abono. Tuvo que ser en la aglomeración que se forma al pasar los tornos». Mafias infantiles Este no es el único sitio donde se producen los hurtos. En la calle y los comercios también se sufren. En el periodo estival, los carteristas hacen su agosto y se aprovechan de los descuidos de los transeúntes, en su mayoría turistas que recorren las calles de Centro cargados con maletas y planos de la ciudad. «Dos mujeres, supongo que árabes por la vestimenta, intentaron abrirme el bolso al salir de Primark. Fue mi marido quien las vio», detalla Paloma que, desde ese momento, siempre lleva el bolso colocado hacia delante: «Mejor prevenir». No solo mayores de edad realizan los hurtos. Las mafias rumanas se aprovechan de que los niños no pueden ser imputados para obligarles a delinquir. Los menores ejercen su «trabajo» al inicio de la calle de la Montera, según el relato de Jorge, trabajador de una ONG, y, con una destreza pasmosa, consiguen móviles y carteras. Precisamente, un teléfono fue el objeto que Juan Carlos vio cómo un joven robaba en Sol, al lado de la Mallorquina. «Se lo arrebató sin que el dueño pudiese hacer nada. Por suerte, un policía estaba al lado y lo detuvo».
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Drones aren't usually allowed to go near airports unless they serve a purpose, like herding flocks of birds away from the airspace where they could put planes full of people in jeopardy. Manually controlled drones can be unreliable, though: If the operator gets too aggressive and spooks the birds, the flock could scatter and become even more unmanageable. That's why a team of researchers from Caltech have developed an algorithm that teaches unmanned aerial vehicles how to autonomously (and effectively) herd birds away from airport airspace.
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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s pro-government constitutional assembly stripped two opposition lawmakers of their immunity from prosecution on Wednesday, accusing them of having roles in a drone attack that authorities say was an attempt to…
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Benedetti: “Don’t move, the drones are still there.”
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          Venezuela gelast arrestatie oppositieleider voor mislukte aanslag met drones      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Nu.nl Algemeen Nieuws: Het Venezolaans hooggerechtshof heeft de arrestatie gelast van oppositieleider Julio Borges. De voormalige parlementsvoorzitter wordt ervan verdacht achter de vermeende droneaanval op president Nicolás Maduro te zitten.
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          To avoid any mishap, BJP to get drones for Amit Shah meet in Kolkata      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Mais qui se cache derrière le drone de Brégançon ? (LaProvence)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Le drone qui avait été repéré en vol lundi à proximité du fort de Brégançon, où le président de la République Emmanuel Macron et son épouse Brigitte sont en vacances, serait "tombé à l'eau" après avoir été neutralisé par...
          NASA selecciona a mexicano para programa internacional      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Es la segunda vez que Jonathan Sánchez Pérez es seleccionado por la NASA para participar en el programa internacional "Air and Space International Program" y representar a México.

El estudiante, de Ingeniería Aeronáutica de la Universidad Politécnica Metropolitana de Hidalgo, fue elegido por su proyecto que propone mejoras para poner en órbita un satélite que ronda Júpiter y generar energía en una colonia por medio de electrólis.

El programado organizado por la NASA, que se realizará del 20 de octubre al 4 de noviembre, busca incentivar el trabajo en equipo entre estudiantes e ingenieros expertos de la agencia espacial, para adaptar y resolver problemas inesperados durante las misiones.

En la edición pasada, Jonathan participó junto a 45 estudiantes de distintos países y obtuvo el segundo lugar. Ahora, trabaja en el desarrollo de drones que sirvan para garantizar la estructura de seguridad de su municipio.

Es originario de Tultepec, Estado de México, y reveló que fue seleccionado para tomar un curso durante 30 días en la Universidad Estatal de Moscú, el próximo 20 de agosto.

En Rusia, llevará a cabo prácticas en el Instituto de Aviación de Moscú y en el Instituto Bauman, para posibles posgrados en materia aeroespacial, donde tomará clases del idioma ruso y visitará el Museo Aeroespacial del Cosmonauta de ese país.

Con tan sólo 20 años de edad, Jonathan ya cuenta entre sus logros: haber participado en el Concurso de Robótica en la Universidad Politécnica del Estado de México, donde obtuvo el 1er lugar en la XIII Olimpiada Estatal de Física en Hidalgo, 4º lugar nacional en Young Business Talents por parte de Praxis y Nivea, así como haber participado en las olimpiadas de matemáticas e informática en la UPMH.

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          Comentário em 3 maneiras de rentabilizar o seu Drone por Pedro      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Isso é tudo muito bonito se as leis para utilização de drones não fossem tão rigorosas.
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          Autonomous drones can herd birds away from airports      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Drones aren't usually allowed to go near airports unless they serve a purpose, like herding flocks of birds away from the airspace where they could put planes full of people in jeopardy. Manually controlled drones can be unreliable, though: If the operator gets too aggressive and spooks the birds, the flock could scatter and become even more unmanageable. That's why a team of researchers from Caltech have developed an algorithm that teaches unmanned aerial vehicles how to autonomously (and effectively) herd birds away from airport airspace.
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After weeks of dodging traffic cones along Springfield Rd, I decided it was time to put my drone in the air to see how the new cycleway/footpath looked from a bird's eye perspective.There's no doubt about it, the construction workers...
          Le pouvoir vénézuélien s'attaque à deux députés d'opposition      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Caracas - La Cour suprême vénézuélienne a ordonné mercredi l'arrestation de Julio Borges, ex-président du Parlement et membre prééminent de l'opposition en exil, l'accusant d'être impliqué dans l'"attentat" aux drones dont le président...
          Comment on My Passport Wireless review: the non-flying, drone accessory that completely changed my life by Sky Filming      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Το Ανώτατο Δικαστήριο της Βενεζουέλας διέταξε σήμερα τη σύλληψη του αρχηγού της αντιπολίτευσης Χούλιο Μπόρχες, πρώην προέδρου του Κογκρέσου, με την κατηγορία ότι συνομώτησε για τη δολοφονία του Νικολάς Μαδούρο, στην απόπειρα που έγινε με drones με εκρηκτικά εναντίον του προέδρου της Βενεζουέλας στη διάρκεια στρατιωτικής τελετής το Σάββατο στο κέντρο του Καράκας.


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Dopo la bella vittoria di ieri sulla Russia, l’Italia è stata sconfitta dall’Olanda nella seconda partita delle Rabobank Super Series, torneo amichevole di preparazione ai Mondiali 2018 di volley femminile in programma a ottobre in Giappone. A Hoogeveen le padrone di casa si sono imposte con un netto 3-0 (25-14; 25-20; 25-13) ma il CT […]
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New drone footage and photographs have been released of the One Thousand Museum, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, as work progresses in Miami, Florida. Having topped out in February 2018, the 62-story residential tower is due for completion later in the year.


          Global UAV Software Market Analysis 2018 | Growth by Top Regions: 3D Robotics, DreamHammer Inc, Drone Volt, DroneDeploy Inc, Esri, Pix4D SA, PrecisionHawk Inc, SenseFly, Skyward IO Inc et al.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
(EMAILWIRE.COM, August 08, 2018 ) An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard. UAVs are a component of an unmanned aircraft system (UAS); which include a UAV, a ground-based controller, … Continue reading
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(EMAILWIRE.COM, August 09, 2018 ) Smart agriculture market is expected to grow US$ 30.01 billion by 2025 from US$ 11.30 billion in 2016. Along with the rising trend of globalization, the people are getting more educated regarding healthy diet and thus the food and beverages industry is experiencing...
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          Venezuela: le pouvoir s'attaque au chef de l'opposition en exil      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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<p>Caracas (AFP) - La Cour suprême vénézuélienne a ordonné mercredi l'arrestation de Julio Borges, ex-président du Parlement en exil, et lancé la procédure pour le juger, en pleine offensive du pouvoir contre l'opposition que le président Nicolas Maduro accuse d'avoir voulu l'assassiner.</p><p>La Cour s'est aussi déclaré favorable à des "poursuites" contre le député Juan Requesens, 29 ans, qui a milité avec Julio Borges dans le parti d'opposition Primero Justicia (la Justice d'abord) et également impliqué par M. Maduro dans la "tentative de magnicide", c'est à dire d'assassinat d'une personnalité de haut rang.</p><p>Dès "l'attentat" de samedi, Nicolas Maduro a accusé l'opposition et la Colombie d'être derrière cette attaque avec des fonds provenant des Etats-Unis.</p><p>La Cour suprême a ordonné "l'arrestation immédiate du député" pour tentative de meurtre à l'encontre de Nicolas Maduro, précise un communiqué du tribunal.</p><p>La Constituante, créée pour neutraliser le Parlement, seul organe du pouvoir vénézuélien aux mains de l'opposition, a privé de leur immunité les députés visés par des poursuites.</p><p></p><p>- "Délits" -</p><p></p><p>Fer de lance de l'opposition, Julio Borges, qui se trouve actuellement en Colombie où il a assisté mardi à l'investiture du nouveau président Ivan Duque, a qualifié les accusations de M. Maduro de "farce".</p><p>"Tout le monde sait que (l'"attentat") est une mise en scène destinée à poursuivre et condamner tous ceux qui s'opposent à ta dictature", a-t-il lancé mercredi à M. Maduro sur Twitter.</p><p>A l'origine de sanctions internationales imposées contre le Venezuela, Julio Borges se trouve en exil depuis février, lorsqu'a échoué, en République dominicaine, un dialogue avec le gouvernement de Nicolas Maduro qui portait sur la date de l'élection présidentielle. </p><p>Le très impopulaire Nicolas Maduro, à la tête d'un pays ruiné, a accusé la Colombie d'être responsable de cette "tentative d'assassinat" à son encontre, avec l'opposition vénézuélienne.</p><p>La décision concernant M. Requesens a été prise après avoir "déterminé qu'existent des éléments suffisants pour estimer qu'ont été commis des délits", selon la Cour.</p><p>Juan Requesens a été arrêté mardi soir par des membres de la police secrète.</p><p>"Le député Juan Requesens et sa soeur Rafaela ont été capturés et frappés par 14 hommes du Sebin", avait déclaré mardi Primero Justicia sur son compte Twitter.</p><p>"Sans aucun mandat d'arrêt, ils sont arrivés à la résidence et l'ont emmené par la force", a affirmé à des journalistes le père du député, dont le lieu de détention n'a pas été fourni par le procureur general, Tarek William Saab.</p><p></p><p>- "Kidnapping" -</p><p></p><p>"Il s'agit d'un kidnapping, de la disparition forcée d'un député, du viol de son immunité.(...).L'Assemblée constituante, illégitime, inconstitutionnelle, n'a pas le pouvoir de lever l'immunité", a réagi lors d'une conférence de presse mercredi le vice-président du Parlement, Alfonso Marquina. </p><p>MM.Borges et Requesens ont été accusés par le président Maduro de participation dans l'organisation d'une attaque à l'aide de drones chargés d'explosifs qui, selon le gouvernement, avaient pour but d'attenter à la vie du chef de l'Etat, lors d'un défilé militaire à Caracas samedi.Les circonstances de l'incident restent floues.</p><p>Selon la Constitution vénézuélienne, seul le Parlement peut lever l'immunité des ses membres, sur demande la Cour suprême.Mais dans la pratique l'Assemblée constituante - qui n'est pas reconnue par une grande partie de la communauté internationale - s'est arrogée ses pouvoirs.</p><p>L'Assemblée constituante avait avancé au 20 mai l'élection présidentielle normalement prévue pour décembre, qui a vu la réélection de Nicolas Maduro jusqu'en 2025.Le résultat du scrutin a été rejeté par l'opposition et par une grande partie de la communauté internationale qui le considère comme illégitime.</p><p>La crise politique se déroule alors que tous les voyants économiques au Venezuela sont au rouge vif.L'inflation pourrait atteindre 1.000.000% fin 2018 selon le Fonds monétaire international (FMI), et le PIB devrait s'effondrer de 18%.Les pénuries touchent les produits de première nécessité, notamment les médicaments et les produits alimentaires.</p><p>M. Maduro a été confronté en 2017 à une vague de protestations de l'opposition qui a fait en quatre mois plus de 125 morts et des centaines de blessés.</p><p></p>

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PressTV Published on Aug 8, 2018 Israel carries out new attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip. Israeli drones bombed several targets across the region while warplanes fired missiles at a refugee camp in Gaza’s north. Earlier, Israeli tanks fired shells at the eastern parts of Gaza city. Israel says it bombed Gaza in response to rocket […]
          Maduro abre la «cacería» de diputados de la oposición      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Levantar la inmunidad a los miembros de la Asamblea Nacional legítima para poder procesar a sus miembros. Esa ha sido una de las primeras decisiones y tareas encomendadas ayer por el presidente venezolano, Nicolás Maduro, a la llamada Asamblea Constituyente, formada por chavistas para hacer sombra a la electa. Tras el atentado frustrado del pasado sábado, el régimen quiere extender la investigación y los procesos judiciales a miembros del Parlamento, controlado por la oposición, en el que supuestamente algunos congresistas habrían colaborado en el intento de «magnicidio».

El mandatario venezolano hizo una declaración en la cadena nacional de radio y televisión en la noche del martes para revelar una complicada trama conspirativa internacional con dos ejes como Colombia y Estados Unidos, desde donde buscaban derrocarle con la denominada «Operación Fénix» para ejecutar un asesinato con dos drones. El proyecto frustrado le está sirviendo como excusa para lanzar otra ofensiva contra los opositores venezolanos y hacer una purga castrense.

El primero en la lista fue Julio Borges, que se encuentra exiliado en Bogotá y estuvo en la toma de posesión del presidente electo de Colombia, Iván Duque. En la serie de videos que mostró Maduro, el sospechoso capturado tras el incidente con los drones (Juan Carlos Monasterios) vinculó a los diputados Julio Borges y Juan Requesens con los hechos de ese día.

Julio Borges calificó de «farsa» el atentado. «Ni el país ni el mundo te creen la farsa del atentado. Todos sabemos que es un montaje para perseguir y condenar a quienes nos oponemos a tu dictadura», escribió Borges en Twitter, dirigiéndose a Maduro.

En otro mensaje, el expresidente del Parlamento le respondió: «Me has acusado de la guerra económica, de la crisis del efectivo, de la hiperinflación, de la escasez generalizada, de trata de blancas. ¿Y ahora de la farsa del atentado? No engañas a nadie. El único culpable de la tragedia eres tú.»

Borges hizo estas declaraciones después de que Maduro difundiera este martes en una conferencia un video en el que tanto Borges como Juan Requesens, otro diputado opositor, son mencionados por Juan Carlos Monasterios Venegas, un militar retirado que se encuentra detenido como uno de los ejecutores materiales del presunto atentado.

Llama la atención que Monasterios en el vídeo aparece confesando con el rostro difuso por la cámara, dando detalles de toda la operación de manera tranquila y sin sobresaltos.

Dentro y fuera del país

Julio Borges es el coordinador nacional del partido Primero Justicia que fundó junto a Henrique Capriles en el 2000, cuando comenzaba la era chavista. En unas declaraciones a ABC definió su partido como de centro en el que militan tanto miembros de la izquierda como de la derecha. Es el primer partido emergente de Venezuela.

Por su parte, Juan Requesens, diputado de Primero Justicia, tiene la doble nacionalidad venezolana y española por sus padres catalanes. Es un joven brillante y vehemente que ha recibido agresiones por parte de los chavistas. Su hermana Rafaela Requesens, presidente de la Federación de Centros Universitarios (FCU), salió en libertad 10 horas después de haber sido secuestrada este martes junto a su hermano diputado.

Mientras se pone en marcha la operación interna contra más miembros de la oposición venezolana, prosigue la campaña de acusaciones contra personalidades en el extranjero. Tanto el presidente Maduro como el fiscal general, Tareck William Saab, solicitaron a Colombia y Estados Unidos la extradición de los supuestos financieros del «magnicidio frustrado».

«Autores intelectuales»

Se trata de Raider Russo y del coronel retirado de la Guardia Nacional Bolivariana Oswaldo García Palomo, quienes residen en Colombia; y de Osman Delgado Tabosky, residente en Estados Unidos.

En los vídeos que presentó Nicolás Maduro el martes por la noche sobre la confesión de los «autores materiales» del atentado del 4 de agosto con los dos drones, aparecen los sospechosos relatando tranquilamente los detalles del complot con los rostros difusos en la grabación. Ninguno de los autores muestra nerviosismo, rabia o dolor por el interrogatorio policial al que habrían estado sometidos después del sábado, sino mucha colaboración para revelar los detalles del ataque.

Tanto Rayder Russo, de 31 años, ex empleado del Ministerio de Educación, y Osman Delgado fueron denunciados como infiltrados por el grupo del policía golpista Oscar Pérez , ejecutado después de su intento frustrado. en febrero.

Maduro mencionó que el dron que explotó cerca de la tribuna presidencial fue manejado desde el Centro Empresarial Cipreses, ubicado en la avenida Lecuna, en una oficina facilitada de manera exclusiva para la operación a una persona identificada como Brayan De Jesús Oropeza Ruiz y Alberto José Bracho, quienes fueron trasladado al sitio junto con los elementos utilizados por una mujer, Yanin Fabiana Pernía Coronel, en un jeep Cherokee de color azul.


          BENEWAKE TF-MINI Lidar. Altitude climb erratic above RNGFND_MAX      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

@Barney wrote:

Hello. I have a Hex with a mRo Pixhawk 2.4.6
Everything was fine until I added a Benewake TF Mini Lidar.
I set RNGFND_MAX to 700cm
Now when in Loiter mode or POS Hold mode, hovering lower than 7 metres everything is fine.
When I climb above 7 metres the climb becomes erratic. When I put the throttle stick back to hover, I find the drone is still climbing.
To investigate the problem further I enabled the Ch7 opt = Rangefinder enable/disable function in extended tuning.
So my work round for the time being:
If I flick the CH7 switch to disable the Rangefinder everything is OK above 7 meters.
If i’m hovering (filming) below 7 meters I enable Rangefinder.

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          S900 with Pixhawk 2.1 crashlands after switching to AltHold      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

@hareksu wrote:

Hi all,

Yesterday we conducted test flights with a DJI S900 hex frame fitted with a Pixhawk 2.1 Cube running 3.5.7 and Mauch power electronics. The day before we had a successful maiden flight using Stabilize, Loiter, and RTL, and also a successful Autotune run. Yesterday we flew in AltHold, Loiter and RTL, and started experimenting with the sensitivity parameters (because in default mode it flew quite sluggishly) and geofencing, all successfully as well.
Then with the copter on the ground, I tried to reassign the AltHold mode to Stabilize, and got an error in MissionPlanner. Still, the drone managed to take off in Loiter, flew well for a while, after which I flicked the RC switch to AltHold and the hovering drone dropped out of the sky from about 4m, landed on its legs, breaking three arm support pegs and ejecting the battery. I say dropped, but I suspect it still had some thrust, though it was a very hard landing. The drone seems ok, though of course we’ll need to check the power electronics.
Of course we need to figure out what happened, so this doesn’t happen again in an operational flight. I’m quite new to Ardupilot logs, but there don’t seem to be any major failings. I did plot the altitude (so you can see where the final drop occurred) against voltage and current, and there seems to be a current drop when I switched to AltHold


I also looked in the log for the CTUN.THO parameter, which really spikes as the copter drops.

So it seems the controller was trying to keep the drone in the air.
Any ideas on what could have caused this? I’ll add a link to the log here too.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1etJrjQ1cjPaIYN5DmTQ4moHUKY6wEb-Q

Update: shared the wrong log file, corrected now.

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Det mislykkede droneangrepet mot president Nicolás Maduro lørdag øker sjansen for nye militærkupp eller attentatforsøk mot regjeringen, mener Venezuela-kjenner.
          Vídeo mostra drone explodindo em tentativa de ataque a Nicolás Maduro      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Imagens exibem o equipamento explodindo ainda no ar enquanto o presidente da Venezuela faz um pronunciamento

O presidente da Venezuela Nicolás Maduro alega ter sido vítima de um atentado com drones explosivos durante o último final de semana. A conturbada situação política do país sul-americano acabou por levantar suspeitas sobre a veracidade do ataque, mas novos elementos surgidos na web nos últimos dias trazem novidades para o caso.

Circula na rede um vídeo do momento exato em que um drone explode no ar. Ao fundo, é possível ouvir Maduro fazendo o seu pronunciamento e sendo brevemente interrompido pela explosão.

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          Asaltan la casa del ‘Cinco Copas’ Antonio La ‘Tota’ Carbajal      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Los ladrones irrumpieron con violencia en el domicilio del exmundialista mexicano en la ciudad de León, capital del estado de Guanajuato
          Critic’s Notebook: Six Hours and 24 Minutes Later, a Minimalism Classic Is Back      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela have reissued “The Well-Tuned Piano in the Magenta Lights” on DVD, returning a drone masterpiece to the (legal) market.
          Comentario en Drones mediáticos contra Maduro (+ Videos) por nikita      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
y que importa lo que dice la prensa española? aquí nadie la lee ni la ve solo ntv, granma y telesur
          Autonomous drones can herd birds away from airports      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Drones aren't usually allowed to go near airports unless they serve a purpose, like herding flocks of birds away from the airspace where they could put planes full of people in jeopardy. Manually controlled drones can be unreliable, though: If the operator gets too aggressive and spooks the birds, the flock could scatter and become even more unmanageable. That's why a team of researchers from Caltech have developed an algorithm that teaches unmanned aerial vehicles how to autonomously (and effectively) herd birds away from airport airspace.
          Zero Latency atinge a marca dos 500 mil jogos realizados a nível mundial      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Zero Latency atinge a marca dos 500 mil jogos realizados a nível mundial

A Zero Latency, revelou esta semana que se atingiu a marca global de 500.000 jogos realizados nos 19 espaços espalhados por 9 países, entre eles Portugal reafirmando a marca enquanto líder global em ambientes de entretenimento de realidade virtual multi-jogador e sem cabos.    

Presente em Portugal, desde Dezembro de 2017, o espaço no Dolce Vita ultrapassou também, este mês, a marca dos 10.000 jogos realizados no espaço de 8 meses. 

Para o próximo mês está prevista a chegada de um novo jogo ao espaço Zero Latency em Portugal: Engineering. Desta vez, as habituais armas são substituídas por controlos manuais e em que o mundo dos jogadores fica virado de cabeça para baixo. Trata-se de uma experiência imersiva e contemplativa e onde os jogadores são desafiados a resolver vários puzzles.

Singularity e Zombie Survival

Zombie Survival foi o primeiro jogo a ser disponibilizado em Portugal no momento da inauguração do espaço. Aqui os jogadores necessitam de proteger o forte de uma ataque de zombies enquanto aguardam pelo equipa de resgate.

Em Março, chegou Singularity. Seguindo filmes de ficção como 2001, Odisseia no Espaço ou o mais recente Era de Ultron, nesta experiência os jogadores são convidados a sobreviver à máquina Rogue AI e às vagas de robots e drones por ela controlados. O objectivo do jogo é desactivar o servidor da Estação Espacial.  

Preços, idades, horários, reservas on-line e serviços para empresas

O Centro Zero Latency está localizado no Dolce Vita Tejo, ao lado da KidZania, junto à zona de restauração. O horário de funcionamento é de segunda a quinta-feira das 14:00 às 22:00, e na sexta-feira das 14:00 às 23:00. No sábado está aberto das 11:00 às 23:00 e no domingo das 11:00 às 22:00. A idade mínima para participar na experiência imersiva de realidade virtual é de 13 anos.

O preço por pessoa para jogar Singularity é de 19,95€ por sessão (a experiência dura 45 minutos - 15 minutos para preparação e briefing, 15 minutos de jogo e 15 minutos de conclusão). Está também disponível um pacote de experiência Singularity + Zombie Survival por 29,95€ (60 minutos de experiência). Uma sessão de Zombie Survival (60 minutos) mantém o valor de 24,50€.

Zero Latency na Europa e no Mundo

Zero Latency abriu o seu primeiro centro em Melbourne na Austrália, em 2015. Seguiu-se depois um segundo em Tóquio pela mão da popular empresa de jogos Sega, dentro do centro Joypolis. Em Novembro de 2016 é aberto o primeiro centro em Orlando nos Estados Unidos e poucos meses depois, Madrid torna-se na primeira cidade europeia a receber a Zero Latency pela mão da 7fun, que detém os direitos de exploração. Amadora é a segunda cidade europeia, e está prevista a expansão para outros países ao longo deste ano. Já existem 18 centros Zero Latency espalhados por 9 países de 4 continentes.

Tecnologia e jogos na Zero Latency

A experiência Zero Latency baseia-se numa tecnologia flexível e escalável que permite adaptar-se a diferentes áreas de jogo e número de jogadores, dependendo das necessidades de cada centro. A zona de jogo Zero Latency pode ir desde os 225 metros quadrados - como acontece no Dolce Vita Tejo – até aos 400 metros quadrados – como acontece em Melbourne, o que o torna 5 vezes maior do que qualquer outro espaço de jogo de realidade virtual existente no momento. E podem jogar até seis jogadores em simultâneo.

O espaço Zero Latency não tem paredes físicas, o que permite ao jogador andar, correr e lutar em diferentes cenários virtuais e em sucessivos níveis do videojogos. A liberdade de movimento única é obtida graças a equipamento especial. Cada jogador terá consigo uns óculos de realidade virtual baseados em OSVR, uma pequena mochila às costas com um computador AlienWare e armas simuladas impressas em 3D, o que tudo junto permite proporcionar ao jogador um grande realismo. No total, o equipamento tem um peso inferior a 3 quilos permitindo a qualquer pessoa poder jogar, independentemente da idade.

Zero Latency abriu o seu primeiro centro em Melbourne na Austrália, em 2015. Seguiu-se depois um segundo em Tóquio pela mão da popular empresa de jogos Sega, dentro do centro Joypolis. Em Novembro de 2016 é aberto o primeiro centro em Orlando nos Estados Unidos e poucos meses depois, Espanha tornou-se no primeiro país europeu a receber a Zero Latency pela mão da 7fun, que detém os direitos de exploração. Portugal foi o segundo no passado mês de Dezembro.


          Venezuelan Opposition Calls for New Presidential Vote After Maduro Drone Attack      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Sputnik – August 8, 2018 Venezuela’s opposition leader Julio Borges has called on Caracas to hold a new presidential vote to elect a new leader who will, in turn, form a new government that will bring order to the country after the recent assassination attempt on President Nicolas Maduro. “There is a clear confusion with what […]
          Democratic Senator Mark Warner: The driving force behind move to further weaponize U.S. tech giants and silence dissent      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
In a corporatist system of government, wherein there is no meaningful separation between corporate power and state power, corporate censorship is state censorship. Because legalized bribery in the form of corporate lobbying and campaign donations has given wealthy Americans the ability to control the US government's policy and behavior while ordinary Americans have no effective influence whatsoever, the US unquestionably has a corporatist system of government. Large, influential corporations are inseparable from the state, so their use of censorship is inseparable from state censorship. This is especially true of the vast megacorporations of Silicon Valley, whose extensive ties to US intelligence agencies are well-documented. Once you're assisting with the construction of the US military's drone program, receiving grants from the CIA and NSA for mass surveillance, or having your site's content regulated by NATO's propaganda arm, you don't get to pretend you're a private, independent corporation that is separate from government power. It is possible in the current system to have a normal business worth a few million dollars, but if you want to get to billions of dollars in wealth control in a system where money translates directly to political power, you need to work with existing power structures like the CIA and the Pentagon, or else they'll work with your competitors instead of you. - From the Caitlin Johnstone post: In A Corporatist System Of Government, Corporate Censorship Is State Censorship Let's be clear about something up front because it's extremely important. This narrative that three tech giants, Apple, Google and Facebook all decided independently and simultaneously to de-platform Alex Jones without any threats or pressure from U.S. politicians and other powerful forces behind the scenes is pure fantasy. This isn't private companies doing that private company thing, this is Silicon Valley oligarchs making a decision to appease politicians and the status quo system which made them billionaires in order to avoid regulation.
           Roban 265.000 euros en dinero y joyas en una urbanización de lujo en Gerona       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Los ladrones consiguieron burlar la seguridad privada de cuatro casas y forzaron ventanas y puertas para acceder a los domicilios
          #MinutoCNN: EE.UU. impone más sanciones a Rusia por envenenamiento del exespía Skripal      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

EE.UU. impondrá más sanciones a Rusia por envenenamiento de exespía Sergei Skripal; Maduro presenta pruebas de su supuesto atentado; López […]

La entrada #MinutoCNN: EE.UU. impone más sanciones a Rusia por envenenamiento del exespía Skripal aparece primero en IEVENN.


          空港のバードストライク対策に自律飛行ドローンが有効かもしれない      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Escuche las conversaciones de los presuntos implicados en el ataque con drones en Caracas (Audio)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

El presidente venezolano Nicolás Maduro presentó este martes audios en en cadena nacional de radio y televisión que considera como pruebas del atentado en su contra. En el mismo, Juan Carlos Monasterios Vanegas (alias Bons), uno de los presuntos implicados en el atentado con drones en la avenida Bolívar el pasado sábado 4 de agosto habría realizado la activación del operativo con la frase: “Debemos pensar y actuar de forma fría, de forma natural. Nadie sabe lo que estamos haciendo”. Cortesía La Patilla Leer más: Solicitarán a Estados Unidos la extradición de implicados en atentado contra Maduro

La entrada Escuche las conversaciones de los presuntos implicados en el ataque con drones en Caracas (Audio) se publicó primero en Mundo24.


          The Triumph of Too Bad | out of the past      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Movies, santiago, Chile, 1992 "18"-3-k29m | by Marcelo  Montecino


epa editor's choice 07 August 2018: Supporters of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro march in Caracas, Venezuela, 06 August 2018. Thousands of people expressed their support for Maduro after he escaped unharmed from an exploding drone attack while speaking at a military ceremony marking the 81st anniversary of the national army on 04 August. #NicolasMaduro #AssassinationAttempt #DroneAttack #Caracas #Venezuela #epaphotos Photo epa-efe / Miguel Gutierrez: image via epaphotos @epaphotos, 7 August 2018 
 
#Colombia People demonstrate against Colombia's President-elect Ivan Duque on the day of his inauguration, in Bogota Photo John Vizcaino #AFP: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 7 August 2018


#Indonesia Search and rescue personnel look for victims in the rubble of a mosque in Pemenang, northern Lombok Photo @BerryAdek #AFP: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 7 August 2018


 
epa editor's choice 06 August 2018: Patients are moved to an emergency tent outside of a hospital after an earthquake in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, 06 August 2018.  #earthquake  #earthquakebali #baliearthquake #IndonesiaEarthQuake #Denpasar #Bali #Indonesia #epaphotos Photo epa-efe / @madenagi: image via epaphotos @epaphotos, 6 August 2018
 
Mine disaster, Curanilahue, Chile, 1989, NYC, 1, , + | by Marcelo  Montecino



 #Iran US reimposes tough, unilateral sanctions against Iran Photo Atta Kenare #AFP: image via AFP Photo @AFPphoto, 7 August 2018
 


Untitled | by Barry Talis

   
The #MendocinoComplex fires surpass the #ThomasFire to become the largest fire in California state history. The blaze has scorched 283,800 acres and continues to burn through tinder dry fuel. #RiverFire #ranchfire: image via Justin Sullivan @sullyfoto,  6 August 2018


How is the air quality in Berkeley? Orange sun long after sunrise today. @Berkeleyside: image via Jason Martens @bitmaker_me, 7 August 2018



The morning sun and sunlight in East Oakland: image via Scenic Oakland @ScenicOakland, 7 August 2018


The morning sun and sunlight in East Oakland: image via Scenic Oakland @ScenicOakland, 7 August 2018

Eastbound 10 with full moonrise | by ADMurr

Eastbound 10 with full moonrise [eastside, LA]: photo by Andrew Murr, 31 July 2018

Wall of Fame | by ADMurr

Wall of Fame [south LA]: photo by Andrew Murr, 30 July 2018
          Caen tres robo de combustible; entre ellos la esposa del Alcalde      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
DETIENE DIVISIÓN DE INVESTIGACIÓN DE PF A LADRONES DE HIDROCARBURO, ENTRE ELLOS A LA ESPOSA DEL EDIL DE VENUSTIANO CARRANZA, PUEBLA. Por: Drake. Durante una serie de cateos en diversos domicilios del Villa Lázaro Cárdenas, municipio de Venustiano Carranza, Puebla, elementos de la Policía Federal, por medio de la División de Investigación, detuvieron a tres […]
          Parrot Mambo Fly Drone – Just $24.99!      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Have you caught the drone craze yet? Check out these fun little drones – so much fun in a little toy! Discover the Parrot Mambo, the quadcopter drone – an easy to fly minidrone. Considered one of the most stable minidrones on the market tha...
          Roban medalla presidencial boliviana a guardia que fue a prostíbulo      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Roban medalla presidencial boliviana a guardia que fue a prostíbulo Fue recuperada tras una misteriosa llamada. La joya es comparada con la corona de la Reina Isabel. Imagen: http://www.eltiempo.com/files/article_main/uploads/2018/08/08/5b6b37da30153.jpeg La histórica medalla presidencial de Bolivia, una joya de oro y diamantes que data de la fundación de la República en 1825, fue recuperada sin daño alguno tras ser robada la noche del martes cuando su custodio estaba en un prostíbulo, informó el miércoles un alto jefe policial. La medalla y una banda presidencial bordada con hilos de oro fueron abandonados por los ladrones en el atrio de una iglesia en el centro de La Paz, según el coronel Jhonny Aguilera, jefe de una Fuerza Especial de Lucha Contra el Crimen (FELCC). "Gracias a la cooperación de Unitel", un canal de televisión que recibió una llamada anónima, "recuperamos los símbolos (patrios) en unas bolsas negras" dentro de las cuales había "dos mochilas donde se encontraban la joya presidencial y la banda", dijo Aguilera a periodistas. Las dos piezas fueron robadas la noche del martes de un auto Renault, mientras su custodio, el teniente Roberto Juan de Dios Ortiz Blanco estaba en un prostíbulo. El teniente debía llevar la medalla y la banda presidencial a la ciudad de Cochabamba, pero su vuelo sufrió un retraso y durante la espera decidió ir a varios prostíbulos, según un reporte policial citado por la prensa. "Ingresé a varios de esos locales (prostíbulos), diferentes locales, para luego retornar a donde había dejado mi motorizado (vehículo). Cuando llegué mi mochila había sido sustraída, conteniendo en su interior los símbolos patrios", declaró Ortiz Blanco al denunciar el robo ante la Policía. La medalla fue encontrada "en perfecto estado", agregó Aguilera. *Búsqueda de sospechosos* Según el jefe policial ya se identificó "a los autores del hecho, a quienes continuamos buscándolos". Junto con allanamientos a domicilios, la Policía ejerce control en los puestos fronterizos con Perú, puesto que "tenemos la certeza de que se trata de dos ciudadanos peruanos que realizaron el robo". El teniente Ortiz Blanco debía llevar las piezas patrias a Cochabamba (centro) porque el presidente Evo Morales debía utilizarlas este miércoles durante el desfile militar por la fundación de las Fuerzas Armadas en Cochabamba (centro), pero no las lució ni se refirió a su robo en su discurso. La última vez que Morales vistió los símbolos presidenciales fue el 6 de agosto durante la celebración del 193 aniversario de la independencia patria. Un comunicado del Ministerio de Defensa había indicado previamente que se detuvo al "oficial encargado" de la seguridad de la medalla y "se ha abierto una investigación (que incluye) a los mandos de la Casa Militar", quienes deben prestar seguridad en los desplazamientos de la joya. "Es un golpe brutal para la República, para el Estado", reaccionó el expresidente Carlos Mesa. La medalla presidencial fue un regalo del Congreso de la recién fundada república Bolívar (hoy Bolivia) a su fundador Simón Bolívar en 1825, y fue utilizada como medalla presidencial por Antonio José de Sucre, desde 1826. Su pérdida *"equivale al robo de la corona a la reina Isabel II de Inglaterra"*, explicó el expresidente Mesa. La joya de oro, engarzada con diamantes, normalmente está custodiada en una bóveda de seguridad del Banco Central, pero es ocasionalmente entregada a la Presidencia para actos oficiales. AFP
          Twig Harper & Bill Nace - Live at Dreamland (Open Mouth, 2018) ****      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
By Nick Metzger

Live at Dreamland is a writhing, oozing, viscous specimen of electronic free improvisation by two of the Northeast-US’s true maestros. I first became aware of guitarist Bill Nace through his Vampire Belt collaboration with Chris Corsano. YouTube videos of their early shows prompted me to mail-order their first two self-produced CDRs and I’ve been a fan of their post-Blue Humans style clamor ever since. Besides Vampire Belt (and various Vampire Belt + 1 configurations), Nace has worked with a diverse cast of talent ranging from his collaborations with the Italian psych jazz powerhouse Jooklo Duo to Body/Head, to his free guitar duo with Kim Gordon, to his collaboration with the poet and writer Charles Plymell on Apocalypse Rose. He also runs Open Mouth Records, which has released fantastic music in ultra-limited editions for well over a decade now. Contemporary psychonaut Twig Harper (formerly of Nautical Almanac) is originally from the same 90's noise/total music scene that produced Wolf Eyes and Andrew W.K. among others. Following his relocation to West Baltimore he established Tarantula Hill which hosts local bands and serves as the headquarters for his isolation tank business. If you’re not familiar with Harper’s work, his Intuitive American Esoterica trilogy is a great place to start. The two men toured together last year, this record being a documentation of their performance at Louisville’s sadly-since-closed Dreamland venue (recorded by the most-affable Tim Barnes).

The piece begins with a swelling tape loop over which percussive noises and disembodied moans intermingle. Bowed guitar joins as the vocalizations intensify and are stretched out and modulated via Harper’s homemade electronics into an impenetrable kaleidoscope of sound. About half way through the first side the piece slows and becomes more introspective, alternating between drone and silence. Nace then goes in a more direct path, providing metallic popping noises and string scrapes. Harper runs eerie swells over which his electronics jot out their weird logic. Low tones close the first side over a wash of tape delay and feedback. The second half finds our heroes beginning with what sounds like tape loops of breaking glass being eaten by the tape machine. Shaking bells create a ritualistic vibe over which Harper pushes the delay feedback into the red. All of this action throws up a miasma of residual sounds that builds up into a din before succeeding into a section of contemplative drone and scattered echoing horrors. The guitar scrapings coalesce with the specters that Harper has conjured, whirring and humming into silence. Harper provides aftershocks in the form of several jarring electronic spasms, bringing the set to a close.

Harper and Nace are an interesting pairing given their respective sound palettes, and it’s a little hard to discern who is doing what on this recording at times but that’s not really important. What is important is that it’s a nicely done, well recorded album that documents an interesting coupling of musicians, performing in a fantastic venue, during its final days. RIP Dreamland, you are sorely missed.

Harper/Nace Duo at the Cellar in Greenfield MA 10-13-17:



          Stunning Drone Footage Taken Flying Over the Ancient Ruins of Pompeii      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

History buff Rusty of Rusty’s History Zone posted absolutely stunning drone footage flying over the ruins of ancient Pompeii. This quick clip offers an incredible view into the historical immensity of this particular site, which is, according to Rusty “becoming one of the largest archaeology sites in the world”. via reddit Incredible Aerial Footage Shot...

The post Stunning Drone Footage Taken Flying Over the Ancient Ruins of Pompeii appeared first on Laughing Squid.


          Autonomous drones can herd birds away from airports      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Drones aren't usually allowed to go near airports unless they serve a purpose, like herding flocks of birds away from the airspace where they could put planes full of people in jeopardy. Manually controlled drones can be unreliable, though: If the operator gets too aggressive and spooks the birds, the flock could scatter and become even more unmanageable. That's why a team of researchers from Caltech have developed an algorithm that teaches unmanned aerial vehicles how to autonomously (and effectively) herd birds away from airport airspace.
          Tendenze Autunno-inverno 2018/19: Fu il foulard (e lo è ancora)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Stampe fantasia rubate dagli eleganti acessori evergreen la fanno da padrone sulle passerelle. Quasi un omaggio a un'intramontabile icona come la regina Elisabetta II. Alla faccia di Kate e Meghan...

L'articolo Tendenze Autunno-inverno 2018/19: Fu il foulard (e lo è ancora) proviene da VanityFair.it.


          Young CNY Women Spending the Week Immersed in STEM Camp at Le Moyne College      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Growing the technology sector in Central New York could be dependent on getting more young women interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The AT&T and CNY STEM Hub Camp for Young Women at LeMoyne College kicked off this week. The week-long summer program immerses 30 local high school girls in the STEM fields, with a focus this year on computer coding and the continued development of drones. Le Moyne College President Linda LeMura shared one example of a local science role model for campers. "In 2018, a Le Moyne alumna will go to space, and she will live on the space station for 6 months. She is the first African American astronaut to live on the space station, she studied right here at Le Moyne College, and she's from Syracuse, New York. Does that inspire you?" LeMura asked . "Yeaahhh!" the students responded. Statistics show that less than 30 percent of major tech firm employees are female, and only 18 percent of women in bachelors’ programs pursue computer science
          Climber who was presumed dead in the Himalayas found with a Drone.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Last Monday we reported on how mountaineer Rick Allen was successfully rescued, after being presumed dead, from Broad Peak (26,400 ft) in Pakistan. with help of a DJI Mavic Pro drone. Needless to say that everybody involved, is happy to […]
          Sosyetik Güzel Rachel Araz, UFO Anısını Anlattı      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Rachel Araz, evinin bahçesinde drone uçurdu. Bunu gören komşusu, uzaylıların kendisiyle iletişime geçtiğini sandı. Bavulunu hazırlayıp kaçmaya çalışan komşuyu sosyetik güzel güçlükle sakinleştirdi.
          ¿Borrando evidencias? Gobierno repara daños en el edificio Don Eduardo      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

  El edificio Don Eduardo recibe reparaciones de la Misión Barrio Nuevo Barrio Tricolor días después que uno de los drones presuntamente utilizados para atentar […]

The post ¿Borrando evidencias? Gobierno repara daños en el edificio Don Eduardo appeared first on LaPatilla.com.


          Re: Minivan Vs SUV Experience      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
As you will tell from my review below, I am firmly on the minivan side.



I purchased a 2018 Chrysler Pacifica. Technology, comfort, luxury, safety, responsiveness, passing power. It crushes the SUVs in every category except for ground clearance and towing capacity of larger SUVs. The adaptive cruise control is amazing, whether driving 2000 miles across country or in stop and go traffic. Lane assist? Take my hands off the wheel and it will turn the steering wheel to keep me in the lane. On the second time it steers it sounds an alarm to possible wake me up (I did controlled test to see what it would do). It will parallel park or reverse park into a parking stall for me. The multiple surround cameras that are stitched together to give me an overhead (drone) image is fun and useful for manuvering. The 2 TV screens with built in wireless headphones are great. I have plugged in my video game console to one of the screens and played on the road. Providing unlimited data on a 4G LTE wifi hotspot for $20/month is great, so teenagers can stream their youtube and Netflix choices. I like being able to control some features from my phone, as well as the text alert I got when my wife inadvertently set off the alarm. It also allows you to track it and police to find it quickly. As for cargo, I have folded the rear and middle seats flat to carry 4X8 furniture items with no problem. They are the easiest seats I have ever folded up or down.



I wanted the 8th seat (in between the two middle seats), so could not get the panoramic sunroof because of the shoulder strap insert, but skip the 8th seat, and you can get an amazing panoramic sunroof.



I am 6'4". I used to think that large SUVs would have great room for a tall man to drive or sit in. But no, they are often cramped in the front and middle areas, and only toddler sized people can sit in the 3rd rows. I am very comfortable in all seating areas of this minivan.



My elderly relative who had a stroke and mostly uses a wheelchair and occasionally a walker had very little trouble getting in and out of the front passenger seat, and I think the middle seat would have been even easier. I did not even have to disassemble his wheelchair, I just folded the rear seats down and had it fully upright in the back (with its brakes on).



My 3 year old loves opening her own door, and I never have to worry about damaging a car next to mine.



So many great reasons to have one. There is no stigma, only irrational people.
          Drones at Mabel Park State High      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          RANDLE'S ROSWELL REPORT      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
http://www.alienresistance.org/roswell-ufo-crash-site-photos/

Kevin Randle, a full-time writer of more than 100 books of fiction and nonfiction, over 15 books about UFOs (was also an Army helicopter pilot and Air Force intelligence officer, including a Ph.D. in psychology), speaks about his investigation into the infamous crash of an alleged alien aircraft on a ranch near Roswell, New Mexico about July 2, 1947.

The book has chronologies of events that Randle discovered over the years, including interviews with witnesses that were still alive during his research. Consequently, Randle begins to discover a number of discrepancies to the popular “spaceship crash” theory. Likewise, Randle cannot completely ignore the testimony of various witnesses and documents that, if authentic, would mean a cover-up of sorts existed concerning the July, 1947 “crash.” 

Dr. Kevin D. Randle (born 1949), is a prominent ufologist. Within the UFO community he is often regarded as one of the preeminent experts on the reported crash of a UFO near Roswell, New Mexico in July 1947.

A professional writer with more than 80 books to his credit, Randle is perhaps best known for his books about UFOs and the Roswell story. While the vast majority of his books are science fiction and historical fiction, it’s his books on the alleged UFO crash at Roswell, New Mexico in 1947 that have exerted an enormous influence on those interested in the saga

http://www.garuda.co/lt-col-kevin-randle-phd-usa/.

 

(Roswell Revisited, Kevin Randle, Ph.D., Glade Press, Inc., P.O. Box 460, Lakeville, Minnesota 55044-0460, www.galdepress.com, 2007, 176 pages, $12.95.)

“On the pro side there is little documentation, but solid eyewitness testimony. These were the men who should have known about the crash based on who they were,” says Randle. “Many of them, when interviewed, did confirm they knew and even suggested an extraterrestrial explanation.There is limited documentation, but there is some…and there is the reacting to something extraordinary…this lack of information about what was happening at the top of the military pyramid is not surprising.” (pp. 174-175.)

EARLY WITNESSES       

Some of the early comments of witnesses somehow attached to the Roswell UFO incident can also be divided into “against, for, or undecided” categories.

Major Jesse Marcel, the Air Intelligence Officer at the Roswell Army Field, was ordered by Colonel William Blanchard to investigate a “debris field” discovered by ranch foreman Mack Brazel on a ranch near Corona, New Mexico. Marcel took along counter-intelligence corps officer Captain Sheridan Cavitt. Brazel’s discovery seemed to be around July 2 to 5, 1947; however, Brazel told the Roswell Dailey Record the discovery had been in June, 1947.

Randle constructs a list of witnesses and their opinions as to what they saw. Erdmann summarized a few; the reader can search further in Randle’s book.

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#  Mack Brazel: “Rubber strips, tin foil, a rather tough paper and sticks.” “…a bundle about three feet long and seven or eight inches thick, while the rubber made a bundle about 18 or 20 inches long and about eight inches thick…” “…I am sure what I found was not any weather observation balloon.”

(Erdmann theorized that this description may have been due to military intimidation during Brazel’s so-called ‘arrest.’ There was, also, possible confusion of his ‘find’ of a genuine balloon crash earlier in June, 1947.)  

# Technical Sargent Ernest Robert Robbins, according to his wife Anne, was a participant in the recovery of a “saucer-shaped (craft) and that was a top layer that was oblong and had windows in it…three people…one was dead and two were alive.”

#  Master Sargent Lewis Rickett, on a visit to the crash site, handled “a light weight piece of metal that was slightly curved and about eighteen inches long…feather light and may be flimsy…he could not bend it.”

#  Sargent Thomas Gonzales, a member of the Transportation Section, was asked to assist in the “sweep” of the 1947 crash site. He said he witnessed an “air foil” and “little men.”   

#  A “Sargent Johnson” was a member of the 1395th MP Company, and took about a dozen soldiers to the crash site. The craft appeared to be about fourteen feet in diameter, very light, and shared four creatures, three were dead. Johnson was told that the bodies were taken to the Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio.   

(Discrepancies existed as to how many crash victims were found, and how many were alive or dead, and when the deaths happened.)

#  Major Jesse Marcel described the material as being as thin as “newsprint,” yet so strong that a sledge hammer couldn’t dent it. There were small I-beams. “…it could not have been part of an aircraft, not part of any kind of weather balloon or experimental balloon…was not part of an aircraft, not a missile or rocket.”   

#  Colonel William Blanchard was the commander of the 509th Bomb Group at the Roswell Army Airfield in July, 1947. It was Blanchard that directed Lieutenant Walter Haut, the Publicity Information Officer, to release a press release on July 8 that “flying saucer” wreckage had been recovered and sent to higher headquarters.

Randle tells of some of the officers who defended the claim but also some who debunked the story of a 1947 alien craft.  

PRO  

#  Colonel Thomas Dubois, Chief of Staff of the Eighth Air Force, said that orders had come down from the Strategic Air Command headquarters and Major General McMullen “that the officers were not to talk about this among themselves.” In August 1990, DuBois said: "Nobody, wife, me, with Ramey, with anyone.” 

#  Joe Briley, operations officer for the 509th, told Randle that in July 1947 he was a squadron commander at that time, and he did know that Blanchard had gone out to the crash site. Briley said that most stories were “changed and hushed up immediately as soon as the people from Washington arrived.” Briley said that Blanchard, who had been a close friend, “was not stupid enough to call a weather balloon something else.”

#  Patrick Saunders was the base adjutant and member of the primary staff on the Roswell Air Field in July 1947. Saunders wrote on the first page of the book The Truth about the UFO Crash at Roswell: “Here’s the truth and I still haven’t told anybody anything!” Saunders told close friends that officers of the 509th Group were “confronted with a technology greater than that of Earth.”

#  Edwin Easley was the Provost Marshal at the Roswell Army Airfield in July 1947, responsible for security and police functions. Easley usually avoided conversation on the topic by saying it was classified and that “he had confirmed” in February 1991 that Mack Brazel had “been held at the guest house on the base.” (Brazel referred to this as ‘jail.’) “If you are not allowed to leave and there is a guard on the door, it is, basically, the same thing,” says Randle. 

When questioned if the craft was of extraterrestrial origin, Easley said: “Let me put it this way. That’s not the wrong path.”

#  Former 1st Lieutenant Chester Barton was told by Easley to go out to the crash site. “…the remains of a crashed aircraft…military police were using Geiger counters and that they did detect some radiation in certain spots,” says Randle, “…weren’t any large pieces.”  Barton said: “I know it was a hush-hush deal and Easley told us to keep our mouths shut.”

#  Oliver “Pappy” Henderson flew some of the wreckage on to Wright Field. Henderson told his wife, Sappho, that he had seen the bodies of the crash victims: “These were drawings of small creatures with big heads and large eyes,” says Randle. “Slender creatures that seemed to be frail.”  

#  Lloyd Thompson and Robert Slusher were part of the crew that flew the bodies out of Roswell on a B-29 to Fort Worth where they were met by six people. One person was an undertaker, Lieutenant Felix Martucci, who has fervidly refused to comment to date.

CON

Some testimony raised questions about the authenticity and connections to the 1947 crash. 

#  Lieutenant Colonel Robert Barrowclough was an executive officer that said (during various interviews) that he was one of the pilots who flew the strange metallic debris out of Roswell. Robert Porter and other members of the 509th Bomb Group suggested that Barrowclough had flown with Major Marcel on the July 8 trip to Fort Worth as Aircraft Commander.

Records showed, however, that Barrowclough was on leave. Morning Reports show that Barrowclough returned from leave on July 9: he was not there to take the July 8 flight.

#  Martin Jorgans claimed to be a civilian working for the military in 1947 in search of drone jet aircraft that crashed near Roswell on July 3. They discovered a craft with “stubby…curved-back wings…about twenty feet long and only 12 to 14 feet wide.” There were three reported creatures.

However, “there are no records to corroborate this,” (unfortunately) says Randle, “…using radar to track it is also a worry, given the nature of the terrain and the locations of the various radars in 1947…the search probably would have been conducted by aircraft and not guys in a jeep.”  

#  Counter-intelligence corps officer, then Captain Sheridan Cavitt (who accompanied Jesse Marcel to the “debris field”) told Colonel Richard Weaver that “he (Cavitt) knew immediately that it was a balloon.” Captain Weaver was the author of the July, 1994 23-page “Report of the Air Force Research Regarding the Roswell Incident.”  

#  Bessie Brazel Schrieber, the daughter of Mack Brazel, said that she, and her brother Vernon, helped pick up debris into four burlap sacks. Bessie recalled the material as nothing but pieces of a balloon (there possibly was confusion over a balloon found earlier in June, 1947, as well as, Mack Brazel’s intimidation by the military about his descriptions of the material).  

#  Former Captain and Ph.D. (doctor) Lorenzo Kent Kimball was the medical supply officer at Roswell in July 1947. Randle says that Kimball knew doctors, nurses, enlisted men, pilots and officers at Roswell Air Field. “He is emphatic in his opinion that nothing happened,” says Randle, “that the story of the preliminary autopsy at Roswell is false, and the whole idea of a flying saucer crash is without merit.”

BIG BRASS     

In 1947 Colonel (later Brigadier General) Thomas J. DuBose was the Chief of Staff of the Eighth Air Force stationed at the, then, Fort Worth Army Air Field. He was ordered by Major General Clements McMullen (Deputy Commander of the Strategic Air Command) to inquire about the material at Roswell. DuBose was ordered to send the material to McMullen, who, in turn, forwarded it to Nathan F. Twining at the Air Material Command.

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          UFO SPOTTED AND VIDEOTAPED OVER LIMA, PERU      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
This isn't the first video recording of an unidentified object, but documents of this sort are always impressive. On February 10, 2015, user Eduardo Chavez Guerra uploaded this video to YouTube showing a strange even. He was taping a television show in a district of Lima, Perú, when a strange object appeared in the recording. 
 
 
The show host, who was speaking at the time, interrupts his speech upon becoming aware of the presence of the strange saucer-shaped object.
 
 
On YouTube, where the video has already been seen by thousands, subscribers are debating the likelihood that a drone could be involved.

Also read: ALLEGED UFO CAPTURED ON INFRARED IN MEXICO


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In this week's UFO Digest newsletter, we start with an exclusive article by Nick Pope. This month he examines the new release of documents by the MoD in the UK!   Next, we have an article by Brad Steiger where he examines Rudolf Steiner, the Nephilim and their hybrids. Then, Scott Corrales reports on threats, spies and UFOs and also an anomalous object over Cocoyoc, Mexico. Next, Pat Regan deconstructs the New World Order myth. Then, the Examiner’s Jon Kelly writes about the ‘Countdown to Contact 2014’ and exploring ET contact.  Next, Cheryl Costa, from the Syracuse New Times,reports on a glowing blue sphere over Mount Kisco, New York. Next, author Jane Meredith explains who is the Dark Goddess and how to return to our souls!  Deanna Jaxine Stinson writes about the many portals to Hell. Then, Alfred Lambremont Webre, explores European satanic networks. Abductee Paul Schroeder reveals the confessions of an alien abductee. Finally, Theresa J Morris, sends us a message some readers insist is coded or scrambled concerning of alien contact! Enjoy Dirk Vander Ploeg

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MoD UFO FILES RELOADED by Nick Pope. In June 2013 the UK Ministry of Defence and the UK National Archives announced the end of a five-year project to declassify and release the UK government’s entire archive of UFO files. The media and the public were told that this was the end of the programme and that there were no more files to release. It can now be revealed that this statement was incorrect.  More..

RUDOLF STEINER, THE NEPHILIM AND THE HYBRIDS  by Brad Steiger. A quantum leap in humankind' s intellectual development occurred in Sumer 6000 years ago when cuneiform writing was invented in order to record a dramatic starburst. Every pulsating thrust of the technology with which humankind surrounds itself today was initiated when a star died in a dramatic, brilliant explosion. More...

THREATS, SPIES AND UFOS?: MONTE GRANDE EXPLOSION (2011)  by Scott Corrales. [INEXPLICATA and UFO DIGEST readers may remember the perplexing explosion that ruined the residential neighborhood of Monte Grande a few years ago - an event ascribed to a "pizza oven" explosion by the authorities but involving something more sinister...a crashed test drone, or worse? -- SC] More...  Also read: ANOMALOUS OBJECT OVER COCOYOC, MEXICO.

THE NEW WORLD ORDER MYTH  by Pat Regan. Facts or handed down fiction – the choice is yours to make! I recently explored the dangers of Christian Survivalism and the Zionist-Freemasonic-Satanist Myth (ZFSM). Sadly today there are numerous individuals on the internet pushing out the ZFSM. They are not even trying to persuade floating voters any more, it is sadly just taken for granted and wrongly perceived as established reality! More...

EXPERIENCE A ‘JOURNEY TO INNER SPACE’ AT THE ‘COUNTDOWN TO CONTACT 2014'  by Jon Kelly. An 80-minute video posted to YouTube proposes how the “outcomes of spacefaring exploration will ultimately reflect the consequences of intensive spiritual practices.” Featuring visual highlights from independent UFO and paranormal field research conducted over a five-year period, the local grassroots production of "UFO: Journey to Inner Space" shares insight into one of many archival presentations recorded during September’s Countdown to Contact 2014, the annual UFO conference held in Vancouver, Canada. More.... Also read: EXPLORING ET CONTACT IN UNSTABLE UNIVERSE: 'JOURNEY TO INNER SPACE’.

THE GLOWING BLUE SPHERE OVER MOUNT KISCO, NY  by Cheryl Costa. As a level headed, well-educated man trained in the technical sciences, the last thing Edward ever expected to witness was a Glowing Blue Sphere UFO. Mid-September 1982: location Westchester County in the town of Mount Kisco, NY, population eleven thousand. Edward was in his second floor bedroom, glancing out of his window he noticed red glow in the sky. More....

JOURNEY TO THE DARK GODDESS HOW TO RETURN TO YOUR SOUL  by Jane Meredith. n the stories of ancient Goddesses you will hear your own soul, calling out to you. The Dark Goddess is the creatrix of healing, change and renewal. She offers connection with the core of yourself. If you have been unable to shake off depression, or fear its return; if you have inexplicable ‘blank patches’ in your life, if you know that something is missing, or something is calling to you, if you seek the source of women’s power – it’s time to journey to the Dark Goddess. More...


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THERE ARE MANY PORTALS TO HELL  by Deanna Jaxine Stinson. Hell is a place where the evil live. It is an altered dimension where only the sinful are allowed to dwell. It is a nightmare of ancient proportions. It is Satan's playground. It's easy to open up a portal to hell if you are black of heart. You can commit suicide, murder, steal, do horrible things and the demons will lead you there. More...

EURO POLICE JOIN ITCCS TAKE DOWN OF SATANIC NETWORKS by Alfred Lambremont Webre. in an ExopoliticsTV interview with Alfred Lambremont Webre, Kevin Annett, field secretary of the International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State discussed Euro Police raids that freed thirty children from traffickers were based on evidence provided by ITCCS and its recent common law court cases. Police in at least three European nations are now working directly with the ITCCS to track worldwide child trafficking networks that feed children directly into Ninth circle Satanic sacrifices by Popes and Vatican officials, the UK, Dutch and Belgian monarchies and high government officials, and Satanic corporations such as Cargill Corporation, and make further arrests.  More..

THE CONFESSIONS OF AN ALIEN ABDUCTEE  by Paul Schroeder. Thomas Jefferson, an otherwise brilliant man, refused to believe in the reality of meteorites reported fallen, as he deeply believed that no rock could 'float in the air only to later fall", so 'inferiority' in 'intellect' is not an issue with those who cannot accept ghosts, demons or aliens' existence from others' reports; they, like Jefferson, are hamstrung and crippled by beliefs, contrary to any truth about the unseen world all around us, using a logic based on insufficient data of the true nature of reality. More...

NOTICE OF UFO ALIEN CONTACT BY COMMANDER T. MORRIS by Theresa J Morris. On or about the period of December 26, 1951 through the date of September 29, 2014, I have personally been in contact with people of humanoid likeness as sentient intelligent beings.  More..

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Pellion Technologies of Woburn, Massachusetts is the first company to sell lithium metal batteries to commercial customers. They aren't ready for electric cars or grid storage yet, but may be precursors to the batteries of the future.
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Hi Lubos. It is first my post and is in wrong section, sorry for additional work for you. Unfortently I am seriously ill (my brain doesn't work properly, hence wrong english) and have little time.
Few years ago you posted about ecologic activists killed by lightening - cant find right post. I will tell you how they will did it - they used laser lightning rod placed on large drone used for pipeline inspection - botch technologies are used by oil companies. I invented this method when in anger I wanted to kill sb(he is alive, it is ok ;). Probably I am not the only one that got this idea.
Once you asked why Poles like Czechs more than opposite - we all have Kretek Syndrome ;), Kretek was cool so czechs have to be ;)
And one idea of mine - (multi)universe is a mathematical structure. There is a question what m-structure can know about itself. It can't know exact details, it is impossible from logical point of view. I suggest, that we can treat universe govern by known physics as a reflective part of some m-structure, it represents all m-structure can "know" in principle, more precisely what some parts can know about the other. This point of view should derive quantum mechanics with it observer - dependant structure and arising of probablities as limit of self-knowledge. It is vague idea, I hope you want treat me as anti-quantum zealot - i am not the one :)
I wanted to thank you for all years of excelent posts that inspired us intellectually.


          Venezuela: Maduro Regime Arrests Opposition Lawmakers for Drone Attack      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro has ordered the arrest of two opposition lawmakers for the drone attack on him that took place last Saturday. 
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En los últimos años, los drones se han convertido sin duda en uno de los gadgets tecnológicos más populares en todo

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          La ola de calor deja el pico más alto de consumo eléctrico del verano en Cádiz      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
El calor sofocante registrado en la provincia gaditana durante estos días atrás ha tenido una enorme repercusión en la demanda de electricidad por parte de los consumidores. El uso de los aparatos de aire acondicionado hasta por las noches a consecuencia de las altas temperaturas que se han registrado entre el 3 y el 7 de agosto ha disparado el consumo en los hogares y establecimientos de la provincia, alcanzándose el mayor pico del verano. Coincidiendo con este pico de consumo, se han registrado también las temperaturas más altas de la época estival. De hecho, según la Agencia Española de Meteorología (AEMET), los termómetros han llegado a superar los 42 grados en localidades de interior, como es el caso de Jerez, mientras que en ciudades costeras, como Cádiz, las temperaturas alcanzaron los 34 grados. Además, en la costa las temperaturas nocturnas han alcanzado los 28 grados en varias localidades. Para aminorar los efectos de la ola de calor, la mayoría de los consumidores no ha tenido más remedio que recurrir a la demanda de electricidad. Así lo certifican fuentes de Endesa, que han puntualizado que en lo que llevamos del mes de agosto, el día con mayor demanda tanto de este mes como de todo el verano se registró el pasado lunes día 6, con 1.288 megavatios de punta de demanda, lo que supone hasta un 13% superior al pico de demanda registrado en el verano pasado. Estos datos corresponden a toda la provincia, excepto en la capital, donde el mayor pico de consumo se produjo el viernes día 3 de agosto a las 14 horas. Según fuentes de Eléctrica de Cádiz, se trata del consumo máximo registrado en todo el año 2018, aunque muy por debajo del máximo histórico registrado en el año 2005. En el caso del resto de la provincia de Cádiz, este consumo se ha mantenido prácticamente igual durante las jornadas que coincidieron con la ola de calor. De hecho, el viernes 3 de agosto, el consumo se situó en 1.266 megavatios en la provincia. No obstante y a pesar de estos elevados valores, esta demanda queda muy lejos del récord histórico de la provincia de Cádiz, registrado en el mes de agosto de 2012, cuando se superaron los 1.600 megavatios de punta de demanda. Para poder dar un servicio de calidad en estos meses de máximo consumo, Endesa cada año, antes del periodo estival, revisa sus redes de distribución con cámaras termográficas en helicópteros y drones con el fin de verificar el estado de las líneas eléctricas. Además Endesa lleva a cabo trabajos de tala y poda preventiva de vegetación y limpieza de subestaciones eléctricas que se ven afectadas por la salinidad del mar. En concreto, desde la compañía han invertido este año más de cuatro millones de euros en la provincia de Cádiz. La playa Santa María del Mar de Cádiz - La VOZ La ola de calor da paso a una bajada de temperaturas La ola de calor ha comenzado a cesar esta misma mañana con un cambio sustancial en las previsiones elaboradas por la Agencia Nacional de Meteorología (AEMET). Tras el calor sofocante que ha azotado la provincia desde el pasado viernes, activando incluso la alerta amarilla, los termómetros experimentan en estos momentos una bajada de hasta 6-10 grados con respecto a las máximas registradas. En Cádiz capital, los temperaturas no pasarán de los 30 grados hasta el próximo sábado, mientras que en localidades de interior, como Jerez, las máximas se quedarán en los 36 grados tanto el viernes como el sábado, nada que ver con los 44 grados que llegaron a registrarse en los días anteriores. La entrada de una masa de aire frío en la Península ha cambiado por completo la tendencia y ha acabado con la ola de calor que se ha prolongado durante casi una semana.
          A Flying Sculpture: 300 Drones above the Amsterdam IJ River       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Courtesy of the Stedelijk Museum. WUM NEWS AMSTERDAM–On August 10, 11 and 12, 2018, just after sunset, Studio Drift will present the European premier of the performance Franchise Freedom, a flying sculpture of 300 luminous Intel™ Shooting Star Drones. This perfomative artwork will be shown above the IJ river in Amsterdam for three days in a row around 10PM.



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Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from www.purplePTSD writer and editor of purplePTSD and VikingsTerritory, Joe Oberle. Training camp drones on into its third week, but there is a jump in the players’ step at TCO Performance Center because the first preseason is coming on Saturday. The Vikings head to Denver to take on the …

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          Ex-Intel Chiefs Are Right to Warn of 'Unprecedented' Trump Threat as He Pushes 'Idiotic' Deep State Lies: Pulitzer-Winning Reporter      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The former intelligence chiefs have lied and spied, but that doesn’t mean they’re wrong about Trump.

The spectacle of former U.S. intelligence chiefs taking the lead in opposing President Trump is making a lot of people’s heads spin. On the right, the once-venerated CIA and FBI are now scorned corrupt nests of liberal subversives. Breitbart charges the FBI is the “command center” of the anti-Trump Deep State. On the left, the once-mistrusted intelligence agencies are now seen as a bulwark against Trump’s incipient tyranny. Says Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson, “God bless the ‘deep state.

The confrontation is confusing because it is unprecedented. The White House and the CIA have clashed before, most notably during the Kennedy, Nixon, and Carter presidencies. But never before have retired barons of espionage, subversion, surveillance, threat analysis, law enforcement, code breaking, and counterterrorism turned so savagely on an elected commander-in-chief.

Former director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former FBI director James Comey, and former CIA and NSA director Michael Hayden have all written bestselling books in the past years that make their case against Trump. And former CIA director John Brennan’s denunciations of Trump on CNN are so voluminous they could be compiled into a book.

These men don’t waste any breath on the now defunct art of Washington politesse. Brennan said Trump’s press conference with President Putin was “nothing short of treasonous.” Clapper said Trump’s continuing denials of collusion between his campaign and Russia are “very disturbing.” Comey likens Trump’s personal style to that of organized crime bosses, and says Trump is “morally unfit” to be president. Hayden suggests that a foreign intelligence service reporting home from Washington would conclude “President Trump appears to be what the Americans call a bullshitter.”

The 45th president has responded in kind, claiming he is the victim of a “criminal deep state” and its allies in the media. “Comey was a terrible and corrupt leader who inflicted great pain on the FBI!” he tweeted in May. Clapper, he added, is “the worlds dumbest former Intelligence Head” and “a lying machine.”

Brennan, Trump tweeted, “has disgraced himself, he has disgraced the Country, he has disgraced the entire Intelligence Community.”      

It may be tempting to view this rhetorical warfare between the president and these retired intelligence officials as a squabble among scoundrels.

After all, John Brennan did help implement the post-9/11 torture regime that disgraced the CIA, and he did help suppress the Senate intelligence committee report on it. James Clapper did lie when Sen. Ron Wyden asked him about the NSA’s mass surveillance programs. Michael Hayden did approve Stellar Wind, a warrantless wiretapping program that James Comey found “clearly unlawful.” And Comey did approve a watered-down version of Stellar Wind. And he intervened inappropriately in the 2016 campaign, not once but twice, with unauthorized statements about Hillary Clinton’s email.

Glenn Greenwald says the intelligence chiefs are hypocritical poseurs unworthy of trust or even respect. The other day he tweeted:

Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern, the founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, goes further. He told Radio Sputnik on July 25, “Six weeks from now, John Brennan, James Comey and others at the highest level will have to answer for their shenanigans with respect to the soft coup attempt to prevent Trump from winning the presidency and later to make him impotent to carry out the policies he wished to create a decent relationship with Russia.”

Are the former intelligence chiefs truth-tellers or coup plotters?

To put these perplexing development in historical context, I spoke with my friend Tim Weiner, a former New York Times reporter who has an essay on the Trump v. Deep State cage match in the current issue of the New York Review of Books.

Weiner is also the author of Legacy of Ashes, a history of the CIA, and Enemies, a history of the FBI. Both books are punchy, vivid chronicles that do not flatter their subjects or aspire to artificial balance. The Agency doesn’t much like him.

The conversation has been edited for length and clarity.

Jefferson Morley: What do you make of the argument that the men you call “intelligence emeriti”—Comey, Clapper, Brennan, and Hayden—have no credibility about Trump because of their role in mass surveillance and torture programs during the Bush years?

Tim Weiner: If there is a body of thought that says Comey cannot be telling the truth about Trump because he screwed Hillary Clinton during the campaign; that Hayden cannot be telling the truth about Trump because he carried out Stellar Wind; or that Brennan can’t be telling the truth about Trump because he watched over drone strikes, well, that is insane. There’s the old line of F. Scott Fitzgerald, the mark of a good mind is to be able to hold two opposing ideas in your head at the same. That argument is a straw man.

JM: Stephen Cohen, contributing editor to the Nation, says that Brennan and others who found Trump’s Helsinki summit “treasonous” are “criminalizing diplomacy.” Comment?

TW: If Stephen Cohen has a soft spot in his heart for Vladimir Putin, he ought to examine it. You have to be an effing idiot to think Putin is promoting a global cooperation, international harmony, or Atoms for Peace.

Trump represents an unprecedented and unfathomable threat to constitutional government in this country. It is remarkable that these very conservative stalwarts of the national security state are attacking the president of United States, but we entered a zone of danger when Trump was inaugurated. I believe these guys are responding with all the knowledge at their command to fight him. This doesn’t absolve them of any real, or imagined, misdeeds, including serious misdeeds. It just means in this case, they’re right. Trump is a threat. Trump is a liar. If anyone is qualified to raise the possibility that the president and his inner circle are in the thrall of Putin, it’s these guys.

JM: What about the argument that these men are invested in waging a new Cold War against Russia?

TW: It’s idiotic. It is an undeniable fact that this country was attacked in 2016 by a very sophisticated covert operation involving information warfare, propaganda, cyber-attacks, and political warfare that aimed to a) attack Hillary Clinton; b) support Donald Trump; and c) most importantly, disrupt and damage American democracy. It is also an irrefutable fact that this campaign is continuing. I believe that Robert Mueller, having laid the foundation of the nature of the Russian attack, is going to, in due course, identify Americans who conspired with the Russians.

You and I are old enough to remember Watergate. We’re at the stage we know there was a break-in. We’ve established the people who conducted the break-in. We are now going to see the ties between the burglars and the Committee to Reelect the President, and then we’ll see the ties to the White House. I have no doubt that that is where this is going. If people are too blind to see that because of ideologies, they better wake up.

I’m not exactly a cheerleader for the intelligence community. I have a pretty long record of analyzing and criticizing what they do. I’m [as] aware as anybody of crimes committed by CIA, NSA, and FBI. But no intelligent person can read what these guys have said about Trump and disagree. They’re saying that the president has played the role, at a minimum, of useful idiot, in aiding and abetting this very dangerous Russian operation. It may be hard for people to get their heads around the fact that they are right about this, but it would be a very good thing to do.

JM: Presidents and the intelligence agencies have struggled for power in the past. How is Trump’s beef with the CIA and FBI different than, say, Richard Nixon’s?

TW: Nixon hated the CIA and got rid of director Richard Helms because he wouldn’t take the fall for the Watergate burglary. When J. Edgar Hoover died, Nixon put a stooge, L. Patrick Gray, in charge of the FBI, in the mistaken belief that if he could control Gray, he could control the Bureau. If the FBI hadn’t done its job, Nixon would have served his term out. It wasn’t Woodward and Bernstein who brought down Nixon. It was the FBI.

Again, you have to hold in your head the opposite truths: that the FBI, under J. Edgar Hoover, represented an immense danger to American civil liberties and the Constitution, and that the FBI defended the Constitution in bringing down Richard Nixon. This is not a black-and-white world.

JM: After the CIA’s abuses of power were exposed in the 1970s, Congress created a new regime for regulating intelligence agencies. The FISA courts were established. So were the congressional oversight committees. Has this system worked to hold the intelligence community accountable?

TW: In fits and starts. When George W. Bush ordered NSA to conduct warrantless eavesdropping, it was the FBI, in the person of Director Robert Mueller, and the Justice Department, in the person of Acting Attorney General James Comey, who told Bush to stop it. And he did, kicking and screaming the whole way.

How did Mueller and Comey do it? By threatening to resign. Bush said in his memoir that that would have been his version of Nixon’s Saturday Night Massacre, and it might have cost him his reelection. So he backed down. That is power, and that is power wisely used.

Are the intelligence oversight committees working? Well, one is and one isn’t. In the House, Devin Nunes has done more to destroy the intelligence oversight process than anybody in the last 40 years. It’s going to take a long time to repair the damage.

Are FISA courts working? Hard to say. In the case of Stellar Wind, it was a FISA judge, Royce Lamberth, who was the first to call the warning, and he told Mueller. So the system worked, sort of.

JM: Is it hypocritical for American officeholders and law enforcement officials to complain about Russian meddling when the U.S. has interfered in so many countries’ elections?

TW: It is never lawful and legal for any nation to intervene in another nation’s election. When the CIA did, it was obviously wrong, and saying the Russians did too is no defense. But everybody has to recognize that this is different. Russia’s goal in 2016 was not to swing an election. It was to disrupt American democracy. Putin’s political warfare aims to disrupt every democracy from the western border of Russia to the West Coast of the United States. Trump is a soldier in a war against American democracy, a war that Putin is commanding and controlling. This is what Comey, Clapper, Brennan and Hayden are yelling about.


This article was produced by the Deep State, a project of the Independent Media Institute.

 

 


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作者 | Bharath Raj

译者 | 孤鸿

编辑 | Jane

出品 | AI 科技大本营(rgznai100

【导读】这是一篇关于使用基于深度学习的目标检测来实现监控系统的快速教程。在教程中通过使用 GPU 多处理器来比较不同目标检测模型在行人检测上的性能。

监控是安保和巡逻的一个组成部分,大多数情况下,这项工作都是在长时间去观察发现那些我们不愿意发生的事情。然而突发事件发生的低概率性无法掩盖监控这一平凡工作的重要性,这个工作甚至是至关重要的。

如果有能够代替我们去做“等待和监视”突发事件的工具那就再好不过了。幸运的是,这些年随着技术的进步,我们已经可以编写一些脚本来自动执行监控这一项任务。在深入探究之前,需要我们先考虑两个问题。

机器是否已经达到人类的水平?

任何熟悉深度学习的人都知道图像分类器的准确度已经赶超人类。图1显示了近几年来对于人类、传统计算机视觉 (CV) 和深度学习在 ImageNet 数据集上的分类错误率。

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图 1 人类、深度学习和 CV 在 ImageNet 上分类错误率

与人类相比,机器可以更好地监视目标,使用机器进行监视效率更高,其优点可总结如下:

  • 重复的任务会导致人类注意力的下降,而使用机器进行监视时并无这一烦恼,我们可以把更多的精力放在处理出现的突发事件上面。

  • 当要监视的范围较大时,需要大量的人员,固定相机的视野也很有限。但是通过移动监控机器人 (如微型无人机) 就能解决这一问题。

此外,同样的技术可用于各种不受限于安全性的应用程序,如婴儿监视器或自动化产品交付。

我们该如何实现自动化?

在我们讨论复杂的理论之前,先让我们看一下监控的正常运作方式。我们在观看即时影像时,如果发现异常就采会取行动。因此我们的技术也应该通过仔细阅读视频的每一帧来发现异常的事物,并判断这一过程是否需要报警。

大家可能已经知道了,这个过程实现的本质是通过目标检测定位,它与分类不同,我们需要知道目标的确切位置,而且在单个图像中可能有多个目标。为了更好的区分我们举了一个简单形象的例子如图2所示。

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图2 分类、定位、检测和分割的示例图

为了找到确切的位置,我们的算法应该检查图像的每个部分,以找到某类的存在。自2014年以来,深度学习的持续迭代研究引入了精心设计的神经网络,它能够实时检测目标。图3显示了近两年R-CNN、Fast R-CNN 和 Faster R-CNN 三种模型的检测性能。

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图3 R-CNN、Fast R-CNN 和 Faster R-CNN 性能

这里有几种在内部使用的不同方法来执行相同任务的深度学习框架。其中最流行的是 Faster-RCNN、YOLO 和 SSD。图4展示了 Faster R-CNN、R-FCN 和 SSD 的检测性能。

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图4 Faster R-CNN、R-FCN 和 SSD 的检测性能,速度与准确性的权衡,更高的 mpA 和更低的 GPU 时间是最佳的。

每个模型都依赖于基础分类器,这极大影响了最终的准确性和模型大小。此外,目标检测器的选择会严重影响计算复杂性和最终精度。在选择目标检测算法时,速度、精度和模型大小的权衡关系始终存在着。

在有了上面的学习了解后,接下来我们将学习如何使用目标检测构建一个简单而有效的监控系统。

我们先从由监视任务的性质而引起的限制约束开始讨论起。

深度学习在监控中的限制

在实现自动化监控之前,我们需要考虑以下几个因素:

1.即时影像

为了在大范围内进行观察,我们可能需要多个摄像头。而且,这些摄像头需要有可用来存储数据的地方 (本地或远程位置)。图5为典型的监控摄像头。

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图5 典型的监控摄像头

高质量的视频比低质量的视频要占更多的内存。此外,RGB 输入流比 BW 输入流大3倍。由于我们只能存储有限数量的输入流,故通常情况下我们会选择降低质量来保证最大化存储。

因此,可推广的监控系统应该能够解析低质量的图像。同时我们的深度学习算法也必须在低质量的图像上进行训练。

2.处理能力

在哪里处理从相机源获得的数据是另一个大问题。通常有两种方法可以解决这一问题。

集中式服务器处理

来自摄像机的视频流在远程服务器或集群上逐帧处理。这种方法很强大,使我们能够从高精度的复杂模型中获益。但这种方法的缺点是有延迟。此外,如果不用商业 API,则服务器的设置和维护成本会很高。图6显示了三种模型随着推理时间的增长内存的消耗情况。

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图6 内存消耗与推理时间(毫秒),大多数高性能模型都会占用大量内存

分散式边缘处理

通过附加一个微控制器来对相机本身进行实时处理。优点在于没有传输延迟,发现异常时还能更快地进行反馈,不会受到 WiFi 或蓝牙的限制 (如 microdrones)。缺点是微控制器没有 GPU 那么强大,因此只能使用精度较低的模型。使用板载 GPU 可以避免这一问题,但是太过于昂贵。图 7 展示了目标检测器 FPS 的性能。

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图 7 各类目标检测器 FPS 的性能

训练监控系统

在接下来的内容里我们将会尝试如何使用目标检测进行行人识别。使用 TensorFlow 目标检测 API 来创建目标检测模块,我们还会简要的阐述如何设置 API 并训练它来执行监控任务。整个过程可归纳为三个阶段 (流程图如图8所示):

  • 数据准备

  • 训练模型

  • 推论

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图8 目标检测模型的训练工作流程

第1阶段:数据准备

第一步:获取数据集

监控录像是获取最准确数据集的来源。但是,在大多数情况下,想要获取这样的监控录像并不容易。因此,我们需要训练我们的目标检测器使其能从普通图像中识别出目标。

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图9 从数据集中提取出带标注的图像

正如前面所说,我们的图像质量可能较差,所以所训练的模型必须适应在这样的图像质量下进行工作。我们对数据集中的图像 (如图9所示) 添加一些噪声或者尝试模糊和腐蚀的手段,来降低数据集中的图片质量。

在目标检测任务中,我们使用了 TownCentre 数据集。使用视频的前3600帧进行训练,剩下的900帧用于测试。

第二步:图像标注

使用像 LabelImg 这样的工具进行标注,这项工作虽然乏味但也同样很重要。我们将标注完的图像保存为 XML 文件。

第三步:克隆存储库

运行以下命令以安装需求文件,编译一些 Protobuf 库并设置路径变量

pip install -r requirements.txt
sudo apt-get install protobuf-compiler
protoc object_detection/protos/*.proto --python_out=.
export PYTHONPATH=$PYTHONPATH:`pwd`:`pwd`/slim

第四步:准备所需的输入

首先,我们需要给每个目标一个标签,并将文件中每个标签表示为如下所示的 label_map.pbtxt

item {
 id: 1
 name: ‘target’
}

接下来,创建一个包含 XML 和图像文件名称的文本文件。例如,如果数据集中有 img1.jpg, img2.jpg, 和 img1.xml, img2.xml ,则 trainval.txt 文件的表示应如下所示:

img1
img2

将数据集分为两个文件夹 (图像与标注)。将 label_map.pbtx 和 trainval.txt放在标注文件夹中,然后在标注文件夹中创建一个名为 xmls 的子文件夹,并将所有 XML 文件放入该子文件夹中。目录层次结构应如下所示:

-base_directory
|-images
|-annotations
||-xmls
||-label_map.pbtxt
||-trainval.txt

第五步:创建 TF 记录

API 接受 TPRecords 文件格式的输入。使用 creat_tf_record.py 文件将数据集转换为 TFRecords。我们应该在 base directory 中执行以下命令:

python create_tf_record.py \
    --data_dir=`pwd` \
    --output_dir=`pwd`

在该程序执行完后,我们可以获取 train.record 和 val.record 文件。

第2阶段:训练模型

第1步:模型选择

如前所述,速度与准确度两者不可得兼,从头开始创建和训练目标检测器是非常耗时的。因此, TensorFlow 目标检测 API 提供了一系列预先训练好的模型,我们可以根据自己的使用情况进行微调,该过程称为迁移学习,它可以大大提高我们的训练速度。

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图10 MS COCO 数据集中一组预训练过的模型

从图 10 中下载一个模型,并将内容解压缩到 base directory 中。可获取模型检查点,固定推理图和 pipeline.config 文件。

第2步:定义训练工作

我们必须在 pipleline.config 文件中定义“训练工作”,并将该文件放到 base directory 中。该文件中最重要的是后几行——我们只需将突出显示的值放到各自的位置。

gradient_clipping_by_norm: 10.0
  fine_tune_checkpoint: "model.ckpt"
  from_detection_checkpoint: true
  num_steps: 200000
}
train_input_reader {
  label_map_path: "annotations/label_map.pbtxt"
  tf_record_input_reader {
    input_path: "train.record"
  }
}
eval_config {
  num_examples: 8000
  max_evals: 10
  use_moving_averages: false
}
eval_input_reader {
  label_map_path: "annotations/label_map.pbtxt"
  shuffle: false
  num_epochs: 1
  num_readers: 1
  tf_record_input_reader {
    input_path: "val.record"
  }
}

第3步:开始训练

执行以下命令以启动训练工作,建议使用具有足够大的 GPU 计算机,以便加快训练过程。

python object_detection/train.py \
--logtostderr \
--pipeline_config_path=pipeline.config \
--train_dir=train

第3阶段:推论

第1步:导出训练模型

在模型使用之前,需要将训练好的检查点文件导出到固定推理图上,实现这个过程并不困难,只需要执行以下代码 (用检查点替换“xxxxx”)

python object_detection/export_inference_graph.py \
--input_type=image_tensor \
--pipeline_config_path=pipeline.config \
--trained_checkpoint_prefix=train/model.ckpt-xxxxx \
--output_directory=output

该程序执行完后,我们可得到 frozen_inference_graph.pb 以及一堆检查点文件。

第2步:在视频流上使用

我们需要从视频源中提出每一帧,这可以使用 OpenCV 的 VideoCapture 方法完成,代码如下所示:

cap = cv2.VideoCapture()
flag = True
while(flag):
    flag, frame = cap.read()
    ## -- Object Detection Code --

第一阶段使用的数据提取代码会使我们的测试集图像自动创建“test_images”文件夹。我们的模型可以通过执行以下命令在测试集上进行工作:

python object_detection/inference.py \
--input_dir={PATH} \
--output_dir={PATH} \
--label_map={PATH} \
--frozen_graph={PATH} \
--num_output_classes=1 \
--n_jobs=1 \
--delay=0

实验

正如前面所讲到的,在选择目标检测模型时,速度与准确度不可得兼。对此我们进行了一些实验,测量使用三种不同的模型检测到人的 FPS 和数量精确度。此外,我们的实验是在不同的资源约束 (GPU并行约束) 条件下操作的。

设置

我们的实验选择了以下的模型,这些模型可以在 TensorFlow 目标检测API 的Zoo 模块中找到。

所有的模型都在 Google Colab 上进行了 10k 步训练,通过比较模型检测到的人数与实际人数之间的接近程度来衡量计数准确度。在一下约束条件下测试 FPS 的推理速度。

  • Single GPU

  • Two GPUs in parallel

  • Four GPUs in parallel

  • Eight GPUs in parallel

结果

下面的 GIF 是我们在测试集上使用 FasterRCNN 输出的片段。

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训练时间

图11展示了以10 k步 (单位:小时) 训练每个模型所需的时间 (不包括参数搜索所需要的时间)

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图11 各模型训练所需时间

速度 (每秒帧数)

在之前的实验中,我们测量了3种模型在5种不同资源约束下的 FPS 性能,其测量结果如图12所示:

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图12 使用不同 GPU 数量下的 FPS 性能

当我们使用单个 GPU 时,SSD速度非常快,轻松超越 FasterRCNN 的速度。但是当 GPU 个数增加时,FasterRCNN 很快就会追上 SSD 。

为了证明我们的结论:视频处理系统的速度不能高于图像输入系统的速度,我们优先读取图像。图13展示了添加延迟后带有 NobileNet +SSD 的 FPS 改进状况,从图13中可看出当我们加入延迟后,FPS 迅速增加。

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图13 增加不同延迟后模型的 FPS 改进状况

计数准确性

我们将计数准确度定义为目标检测系统正确识别出人脸的百分比。图14是我们每个模型精确度的表现,从图14中可看出 FasterRCNN 是准确度最高的模型,MobileNet 的性能优于 InceptionNet。

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图 14 各模型计数精确度

Nanonets

看到这里相信大家都有一个共同的感受——步骤太多了吧!是的,如果是这样的一个模型在实际工作即繁重又昂贵。

为此,更好的解决方案就是使用已部署在服务器上的 API 服务。Nanonets 就提供了这样的一个 API,他们将 API 部署在带有 GPU 的高质量硬件上,以便开发者不用为性能而困扰。

Nanonets 可以减少工作的流程的方法在于:我将现有的 XML 注释转换成 JSON 格式并提供给 Nanonets API。所以当不想进行手动注释数据集时,可以直接请求 Nanonets API来为数据添加注释。

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上图表示为减少后的工作流程

Nanonets 的训练时间大约花了 2 个小时,就训练时间而言,Nanonets 是明显的赢家,并且在准确性方面 Nanonets 也击败了 FasterRCNN。

FasterRCNN Count Accuracy = 88.77%
Nanonets Count Accuracy = 89.66%

下面的视频展现了我们的测试数据集中四个模型的性能。显然,两种 SSD 模型都有点不稳定并且精度较低。尽管 FasterRCNN 和 Nanonets 都有较高的精准度,但 Nanonets 具有更稳定的边界框。

自动监控的可信度有多高?

深度学习是一种令人惊叹的工具。但是我们在多大程度上可以信任我们的监控系统并自动采取行动?在以下几个情况下,自动化过程时需要引起注意。

可疑的结论

我们不知道深度学习算法是如何得出结论的。即使数据的馈送过程很完美,也可能存在大量虚假的成功例子。虽然引导反向传播在一定程度上可以解释决策,但是关于这方面的研究还有待我们进一步的研究。

对抗性攻击

深度学习系统很脆弱,对抗性攻击类似于图像的视错觉。计算出的不明显干扰会迫使深度学习模型分类失误。使用相同的原理,研究人员已经能够通过使用 adversarial glasses 来规避基于深度学习的监控系统。

误报

另一个问题是,如果出现误报我们该怎么做。该问题的严重程度取决于应用程序本身。例如边境巡逻系统的误报可能比花园监控系统更重要。

相似的面孔

外观并不像指纹一样独一无二,同卵双胞胎是最好的一个例子。这会带来恨大的干扰。

数据集缺乏多样性

深度学习算法的好坏和数据集有很大关联,Google 曾将一个黑人错误归类为大猩猩。

注:鉴于 GDPR 和以上原因,关于监控自动化的合法性和道德性问题是不可忽视的。此教程也是出于并仅用于学习分享目的。在教程中使用的公开数据集,所以在使用过程中有责任确保它的合法性。

原文链接

https://medium.com/nanonets/how-to-automate-surveillance-easily-with-deep-learning-4eb4fa0cd68d

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El ex presidente del Parlamento venezolano negó cualquier vinculación con el supuesto atentado con un drone perpetrado contra Nicolás Maduro Julio Borges (AFP) El parlamentario opositor Julio Borges desestimó desde Colombia la orden de captura que emitió la justicia venezolana por su presunta relación con un complot contra el presidente Nicolás Maduro, y afirmó que […]
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Summary: Mephedrone is a new synthetic cathinone-derived drug. It is a sympathomimetic drug, and its structure is similar to amphetamines, although its specific pharmacokinetics and metabolism remain unknown. We performed a literature search in PUBMED with the following key words: Mephedrone AND Necrosis AND Hand. No results were found. We performed a second literature search with the following key words: Mephedrone AND Physiopathology AND Side effects, obtaining a total of 7 articles that we read before writing this case report. We will present a case report of a 28-year-old man with distal ischemia in his left hand associated to intra-arterial drug use of mephedrone. The patient ended up having superficial necrosis involving skin and subcutaneous tissue in his thumb, which was treated with wound care. Good quality healing, full range of motion, and normal sensitivity were achieved. There are no previous publications related to any side effects secondary to its intravascular use. The ultimate mechanism producing this distal fingertip necrosis remains undefined. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 (CCBY), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Published online 7 August 2018. Received for publication March 31, 2018; accepted June 27,2018. An article presenting the first case report in the literature showing distal hand ischemia complications derived from intravascular recreational use of mephedrone. Disclosure: The authors have no financial interest to declare in relation to the content of this article. The Article Processing Charge was paid for by the authors. Víctor Fuertes Bielsa, Hospital Universitario de Gran Canaria Dr. Negrin, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain, E-mail: vfuertesbielsa@gmail.com Copyright © 2018 The Authors. Published by Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. on behalf of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. All rights reserved.
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videojuegos, celulares, electrónica,

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Afirmaron que los sujetos rompieron con mazos vitrinas del establecimiento y sustrajeron mercancía diversa, sobre todo teléfonos celulares y videojuegos, tras lo cual huyeron hacia la autopista México-Pachuca.
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Agregaron que un empleado fue herido en la cabeza con un cachazo, quien fue atendido en el lugar.

Mencionaron que la zona fue acordonada por policías estatales y municipales, sin que los ladrones hayan sido localizados.

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El Coloquio de la UIC dejó -entre muchas voces- dos bastantes disonantes: el anfitrión y flamante titular de la UICMarcelo Uribarren, habló de una “situación industrial crítica” con perspectivas de “una crisis mayor”.
Cristiano Rattazzi, en tanto, le dijo a InfoNegocios: “La industria está mucho mejor de lo que dice todo el mundo”.

¿El entramado industrial está mejor o peor con un dólar a $ 28 que con un dólar a $ 20?
Peor, dicen.
Mejor, dicen.
Quizás porque en el amplio (¿demasiado amplio?) abanico industrial conviven realidades muy diversas, el presidente de la UIC optó por un discurso “llorón”: “La situación actual de la Industria es crítica -inició-. La coyuntura actual tiene los elementos necesarios que abonan una gran preocupación que de no corregirse desembocarán en una crisis mayor”.
En los fundamentos de esa visión está la larga retahíla de los industriales: tasas altísimas, alta inflación, presión impositiva “desmesurada”, volatilidad del tipo de cambio.
Ver también: Hernán Vázquez (VW): Con estas tasas no hay industria que aguante
https://infonegocios.info/infoautos/hernan-vazquez-vw-con-estas-tasas-no-hay-industria-que-aguante
Sin desconocer esas circunstancias (muchas de ellas históricas), el titular de FCA Argentina dialogó con InfoNegocios en estos términos:
- ¿Cómo está la industria, Cristiano?
- Mucho mejor de lo que dice todo el mundo. Con este dólar somos competitivos con Brasil, aunque todavía no con México.
- Pero esta ventaja cambiaria tiende a evaporarse como pasó otras veces…
- El pase a precios de esta devaluación fue mucho menor que otras. Creo que esta vez va a ser distinto y es obligación de los empresarios no dejar que los costos internos nos saquen del mercado de nuevo.
- Más Bariloche y menos Miami, como dijiste…
- (Risas) Dije dos cosas que el tiempo me dio la razón: el dólar tenía que estar arriba de $ 26 y los argentinos -por unos diez años- vamos a tener que viajar más a Bariloche y menos a Miami.
- Y hoy sumaste lo de Alí Babá y los 40 Ladrones (NdeE: lo dijo en relación al gobierno de CFK)
- (Se ríe) ¿No fue así?
- Hernán Vázquez dice que están trabajando a pérdida…
- ¿De qué sector es Hernán Vázquez? (le soplan al oído que es el presidente de Volkswagen Argentina). ¡Por favor! Algunos ganaban más plata importando autos que produciéndolos acá, pero ellos deben andar mucho mejor ahora fabricando cajas (en Córdoba).
- Convendrás que estas tasas son insostenibles…
- Totalmente, estas tasas están haciendo enorme daño, pero también empiezan a aparecer oportunidades para las pymes, sobre todo para que vuelvan a pensar en exportar.
Después del Rastrojero, el Cronos
Camino al 57% de componentes nacionales, el Fiat Cronos que FCA produce en Ferreyra es -según Rattazzi- el auto más argentino después del mítico Rastrojero, modelo, sí, 100% nacional.
Sin miedo a “los cuadernos de la corrupción”
Gianni (Agnelli, tío de Cristiano) hizo hace 30 años que en Fiat estuviera prohibido aportar a ningún partido político… Se veía venir el Mani Pulite y eso nos mantuvo al margen de muchos problemas. Después Impregilo (la constructora vinculada al grupo) tomó otra sabia decisión: no participar más de obra pública”, analiza Rattazzi sobre el actual caso que conmueve a las empresas de la construcción y que él -personalmente- ve como algo esperanzador.



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The Victorian Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is to use the Dell Boomi cloud-based integration platform to ingest data from sensors, drones and satellites, and integrate these data with that from other systems and applications. The Boomi integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) will replace a series of bespoke, on-premise middleware connectors. According to Dell it will enable EPA […]

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Rabobank Super Series Volleyball: le azzurre cedono all’Olanda 3-0 A Hoogeveen (Olanda) nella seconda giornata della Rabobank Super Series Volleyball la nazionale italiana femminile è stata sconfitta dalle padrone di casa olandesi 3-0 (25-14, 25-20, 25-13). Rispetto alla vittoria con la Russia, il commissario tecnico Davide Mazzanti ha cambiato tutta la formazione di partenza, confermando quanto annunciato alla vigilia, ovvero il fatto di non voler sovraccaricare troppo nessuna delle atlete reduci dal lungo periodo di preparazione. Il match è stato a senso unico, l’Olanda infatti sin dal primo set ha comandato il gioco, mettendo sempre sotto pressione la formazione azzurra. Oggi nell’ultimo match della fase a girone l’Italia scenderà in campo contro la Turchia (ore 16, diretta streaming QUI), ieri sconfitta 3-2 (22-25, 20-25, 25-15, 26-24, 16-14) dalla Russia. Nella gara serale la nazionale tricolore si è schierata con Orro in palleggio, Ortolani opposto, Pietrini e Mingardi schiacciatrici, al centro Lubian e Fahr, libero Parrocchiale. Nel corso dell’incontro ha fatto l’esordio assoluto in campo con la magli azzurra Sylvia Nwakalor (classe 1999). Pronti via la formazione “Oranje” ha preso il comando, guadagnando un buon margine Orro e compagne. L’Italia ha faticato in ricezione e ha commesso diversi errori in battuta, mentre le [...]

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Le 5 août 2018, lors de la commémoration du 81e anniversaire de la Garde Nationale Bolivarienne, deux drones chargés de C4 furent interceptés par les services de sécurité vénézuéliens. L'objectif de cet attentat : éliminer le président Nicolas Maduro et de hauts fonctionnaires de l´Etat. La tentative de magnicide échoua et provoqua l´ire de tout le système médiatique.
Pour parler de l'attentat, tous les médias français utilisèrent le conditionnel, comme si cela relevait d´une invention du gouvernement (...)

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