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12 Amazing Steampunk Gadgets & Gizmos

Posted on Nov 07, 2009 in - Geeks, Gadgets, & Gizmos

12 Coolest Steampunk Gadgets

Gracie Murano - Oddee.com

Steampunk is a speculative intersection of technology and romance where the future meets the past: Victorian era inventions clash with often dark alternate realities. What started as a literary genre has since evolved into an amazing urban art form which delights in making real-life inventions that are a blend of the modern and anachronistic. Meet some of the coolest steampunk gadgets we’ve seen!

–Thanks to our reader, Nicodemus, for the idea!

Steampunk Headphones

A guy from Chicago who calls himself Nicrosin made this “Mechanical Aural Communication Device” as a prop with “sculpey, rubber, and… various pocket watch parts,” the earpieces have a suede lining. Unfortunatly, this awesome set of Steampunk headphones that you see pictured above is actually just a non-functional model. Pretty cool anyways.

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Steampunk Toilet

Yes! A steampunk toilet, created by Patrick Brawley — the “antique toilet of the future.” Awesome!

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What do Storm Troopers do on Their Day Off?

Posted on Nov 07, 2009 in - Geeks, Gadgets, & Gizmos

So, maybe you’ve asked yourself what Storm Troopers do on their days off… or maybe after retirement?

That question has finally been answered in dramatic fashion…

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If these candid photos by Stefan Le Du are reliable, it would appear as though they spend their lofty hours taunting cats, feeding pigeons, and going on safaris!

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These and other still shots of the after hours actions of the Empire’s Elite are for a project called Stormtroopers 365.

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The Empire’s faithful and knowledgeable Storm Troopers are even weighing in on the current swine flu ‘epidemic’.

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See the whole series on Stefan’s Flickr page....

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State Investigators Raid ACORN HQ in New Orleans

Posted on Nov 07, 2009 in Featured Articles

State investigators taking dozens of computers from ACORN office on Canal Street

By Brendan McCarthy, The Times-Picayune

November 06, 2009, 1:00PM

Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has served a search warrant at the ACORN office at 2609 Canal Street, according to Tammi Arender Herring, a spokeswoman with the office.

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Investigators with the State Attorney General’s Office seize computers from the ACORN office at 2609 Canal Blvd. on Friday, November 6, 2009.Investigators in khaki pants and polo shirts loaded several dozen computers and other electronic items into an SUV. They are also carrying records out of the building on handcarts.

The large office building sits at the corner of Dorgenois and Canal. ACORN staffers were given no notice that a search would be conducted today, Herring said.

“They have been extremely cooperative,” she said.

07Acorn7Michael DeMocker / The Times-PicayuneStephen Bradbury, the agency’s temporary administer, collects cards from the media as investigators with the State Attorney General’s Office seize computers on Friday.Early last month, Caldwell’s office issued subpoenas for records from ACORN’s New Orleans office, where the organization — now moving its national headquarters to Washington — has long been based....

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Dollar Will be Utterly Destroyed; Ushering in Global Currency

Posted on Nov 07, 2009 in Economic News

Source: Infowars November 7, 2009 The dollar will get “utterly destroyed” and become “virtually worthless”, said Damon Vickers, chief investment officer of Nine Points Capital Partners.  Due to the huge wage disparities between the United States and emerging markets like China, Vickers said that may resolve itself in some type of a global currency crisis. "If the global currency crisis unfolds, then inevitably you get an alignment of a global world government. A new global currency and a new world order, so we may be moving towards that,” he said. [Hayden's Note: With the current 'basket of currencies' being peddled by the IMF and World Bank, along with oil produing countries and the almost insidious, devious way in which our own American economy is melting.... I h

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This is Getting Silly; Major Hasan Suddenly Has Ties to al-Qaeda.

Posted on Nov 07, 2009 in Global & National News

Major Nidal Malik Hasan worshipped at a mosque led by a radical imam said to be a “spiritual adviser” to three of the hijackers who attacked America on Sept 11, 2001.

Partial Source: Telegraph

U.S. Army Major Malik Hasan, the sole suspect in the massacre of 13 fellow US soldiers in Texas, attended the controversial Dar al-Hijrah mosque in Great Falls, Virginia, in 2001 at the same time as two of the September 11 terrorists, The Sunday Telegraph has learnt. His mother’s funeral was held there in May that year.

The preacher at the time was Anwar al-Awlaki, an American-born Yemeni scholar who was banned from addressing a meeting in London by video link in August because he is accused of supporting attacks on British troops and backing terrorist organisations.

Last night Hasan remained in a coma under guard at a military hospital in San Antonio, Texas, and was said to be in a “stable” condition. Born in America to a Palestinian family, Hasan, 39, was an army psychiatrist who had chosen to sign up for the US military against his parents’ wishes....

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Fort Hood Vendetta

Posted on Nov 06, 2009 in Blog, Editorials, & Thoughts

By Kevin Hayden

November 6th, 2009

Truth is Treason.net

[Editorial note at end of story]

By now, you’ve heard about the mass shooting at the Ft. Hood Army Base in Texas on the 5th of November.  Like you, when I first heard about it, my imagination went into overdrive.  Was it a terrorist event?  Could it have actually been a U.S. soldier that committed this crime?  Was the base security breached by outsiders intent on inflicting as much damage as possible?  These were my initial thoughts, but then my brain went into 2nd gear and I realized it was November the 5th.  This day holds a special meaning to several people, especially those who are involved with the ‘Liberty Movement’ and Tea Parties or fans of the movie ‘V for Vendetta’.

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You might recall the 5th of November was when Guy Fawkes [and others] attempted to blow up Parliament in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605.  Their goal was to displace Protestant rule by blowing up the Houses of Parliament while King James I and the entire Protestant, and even most of the Catholic, aristocracy and nobility were inside....

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Gold hits $1,101.27 – Another New Record!

Posted on Nov 06, 2009 in Economic News

Gold prices crept past the $1,100 mark earlier today for the first time in history, peaking at $1,101.27 and settling around the $1,097 mark (which is still higher than yesterday’s record!)

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 This rise in gold prices was triggered by reports today from the U.S. Labor Department that the nation’s unemployment rate rose more than expected last month to 10.2%. This was the highest rise in unemployment since April 1983 and was 0.3% higher than economists had originally forecast.  High unemployment, coupled with the continued decline of the U.S. Dollar, has fueled Gold’s attractiveness to already concerned U.S. investors.

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Active Shooter; Disgruntled Ex-Employee Kills 1, Wounds 5 in Orlando

Posted on Nov 06, 2009 in Featured Articles

(AP) – Police in Orlando say a gunman has been apprehended after killing one person and injuring five others at a downtown office building where he was let go two years ago.

Police Chief Val Demings says 40-year-old Jason Rodriguez surrendered to police at his mother’s home after officers saw him through a window and asked him to come out.

She confirms that one person was killed in the shooting at the Legion Place office building downtown. Five others were hurt.

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Source: Orlando Sentinel

Some of the employees still barricaded inside the Legions Place office building in downtown Orlando have posted messages on Twitter and Facebook to let their friends and family members know they are safe.

At 1:20 p.m., James Shapiro, a senior producer at Fox Sports Florida, whose offices are in the building, wrote the following on his Twitter page:

“Friends & fam, hope to be evac’ed soon.. we are fine & calm. #Orlandoshooting #Orlando”

A few minutes later, he wrote on his profile that he and other employees were “locked in and safe.”

Shapiro’s colleague, Whit Watson, a Sun Sports broadcaster who does Orlando Magic games, also updated friends through Twitter by writing the following at 1:37 p.m....

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36 Million Americans on Food Stamps; New Record

Posted on Nov 05, 2009 in Economic News

Source: Reuters (via BlackListedNews)

By Christopher Doering

The number of Americans receiving food stamp assistance soared above 36 million for the first time in August, the eighth month in a row that enrollment set a record, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Wednesday.

USDA said 36.492 million people were receiving food stamps, also known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. In July, enrollment stood at 35.851 million. At the current rate, an estimated one in eight Americans receive benefits.

The program, which helps poor people buy food, has seen enrollment jump by 4.707 million during 2009 amid a lingering economic downturn in the United States. Participation grew by 2 million people from May to August.

In the latest data, the average person received $132.99 in August, compared with $101.31 in August 2008....

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Commodity Futures News Nov 05, 2009

Posted on Nov 05, 2009 in Economic News

Source: DailyFutures U.S. Economy The U.S. Labor Department said that jobless claims were down 20,000 last week to 512,000, less than expected. The December 2010 eurodollars closed up .055 at a new contract high of 98.495 after the Federal Reserve said yesterday that the federal funds rate is likely to stay low "for an extended period." The Labor Department also said that non-farm productivity was up an annual rate of 9.5% in the third quarter, the largest gain in six years. Unit labor costs were down 3.6% in the third quarter from a year ago. Grains and Cotton The U.S. is enjoying another day of clear skies and mild temperatures. Yesterday's 6 to 10 day forecast from the National Weather Service is expecting above average temperatures over the eastern two-third of the U.S

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Mass Shooting at Ft. Hood Military Base; 12 dead, 31 wounded

Posted on Nov 05, 2009 in Featured Articles

Hayden’s Note: Remember, remember…. the 5th of November.  Is it any coincidence that this is Guy Fawkes Day?  A celebrated holiday in which Guy Fawkes rises against the ‘system’ by attempting to blow up a government building? Also, it has become a hallmark for Tea Parties, Money Bombs, Libertarians, etc.  Let’s see how this will be spun, shall we?
Crazy anti-government shooter?  Returning Iraqi vet that goes postal?

DEVELOPING: A mass shooting at Ft. Hood military base in Texas has left at least 7 dead and 12 wounded.
MSNBC reports that seven people have been killed and 12 injured in a shooting at Fort Hood, Texas.

Fort Hood ShootingUpdate at 3:17 p.m. ET: MSNBC says the shooters were in military uniforms.

Update at 3:20 p.m. ET: MSNBC adds that one gunman is in custody and one is on the loose.

Update at 3:23 p.m. ET: KWTX says Fort Hood officials confirm that a “violent incident” has occured, but offered few immediate details.

Update at 4:20 p.m. ET: Twelve people are dead and 31 wounded after at least two separate shootings at Fort Hood, the Texas Army base....

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Homebuyers Credit, Jobless Benefits To Be Extended

Posted on Nov 05, 2009 in Economic News

The White House says President Obama on Friday will sign a bill that expands a popular homebuyers tax credit and extends unemployment benefits. Congress on Thursday completed work on the $24 billion economic package that seeks to help out the millions who have lost jobs and have been unable to rejoin the workforce. Hayden's Note:  Is it just me, or does anyone else hear that giant sucking sound?  Oh wait, that's our future swirling down the drain.  Honestly, I don't have a HUGE problem with the homebuyer's credit.  And no, I have not taken part in it nor plan to, but for a wrecked economy and destroyed housing market (due in large part by the very ones acting so god-like to save us) this was a spending bill/stimulus that actually motivated some people to either buy a new home or sta

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Mystery Flu Cases in Ukraine Double in 2 Days

Posted on Nov 05, 2009 in Global & National News

478,456 Influenza/ARI

24,003 Hospitalized

60 Ventilators

81 Deaths

The above numbers are from the latest update from Ukraine.  The number of infected patients has almost doubled to just under ½ million, compared to the report two days ago (see map).  Hospitalized patients also have spiked higher, to 24K from 15K.  ICU cases are not listed, but 60 on ventilators are.  However, most (37) of those on ventilators are Chernivisti Oblast, but Lviv, which has the most fatalities and cases, has none, suggesting the data is incomplete or there are significant shortages of ventilators.  The number of dead has risen to 81, but media reports describe additional fatalities, include those in the Kiev Oblast.

The explosion of cases again raises concerns that the number of fatalities is significantly higher than the 81 listed.  Media reports have described an equal number of pneumonia fatalities which were not considered flu related.  The basis of these exclusions remains unclear.  Similarly, anecdotal reports suggest the number of fatalities is markedly higher than the 81 in the table.

The rapid rise in reported infections, hospitalizations, and deaths in the past few days raise concerns that the virus is transmitting very efficiently. ...

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Initial Jobless Claims Dip; Productivity Rises

Posted on Nov 05, 2009 in Economic News

First-time jobless claims dropped more than expected last week to 512,000, the lowest level since early January. And, in a separate report, the government said U.S. productivity advanced at the fastest pace in six years in the third quarter as labor costs fall sharply. Click here to read entire article     If you are the author or agent of this article and would like your RSS feed removed from www.TruthisTreason.net, please email 'contact@truthistreason.net' and your RSS Feed will be deleted.

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Store Sales Rise, Though Shoppers Cautious

Posted on Nov 05, 2009 in Economic News

Consumers, enticed by cooler weather, early holiday discounts and an improving economy, spent a little more in October, handing the retail industry its second consecutive sales gain after more than a year of declines. Merchants' reports showed that shoppers were not splurging, but the tone of the announcements pointed to a sales momentum.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us Click here to read entire article If you are the author or agent of this article and would like your RSS feed removed from www.TruthisTreason.net, please email 'contact@truthistreason.net' and your RSS Feed will be deleted.

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