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Kamikazi Drones and Russian Bears Roam the Veld

Here Come the Kamikazis, But They’re American, and They’re Drones
PG Newser – The Department of Defense is searching from some Marvins of the sky, that is, depressed robots, depressed robots willing to kill themselves.  Ok, so we’re really just talking about suicide drones, and the Department of Defense wants them, and they want them bigly.
The National Interest Online – In a Joint Urgent Operational Needs Statement submitted to the Department of Defense in 2016 (and first reported by Defense One this month), U.S. Special Operations Command put in a request for $24 million in funding for 325 Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile Systems (LMAMS), precision-guided munitions intended to loiter above a battlefield before dive-bombing their targets below. | Get the Full Story

Russians in the Central African Republic? You Betcha!

World Affairs Journal – In December 2017, Russia secured an exemption to the Security Council arms embargo, allowing Moscow to deliver arms and training for what a UN panel of experts describes as part of a multinational effort — including the European Union Military Training Mission — to boost the capabilities of the CAR’s military and security forces. | Get the Full Story […] | Get the Full Story

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Will Child Strikers Usher in Global Climate Change Action?

PGNewser -Teenage girls across Europe appear to be leading a charge to urge their families to support state action to save the planet from climate change.  The question is, is the movement coming to America
Buzzfeed News – So far this year, tens of thousands of high school–age students in Belgium, Germany, and Sweden have boycotted class and protested against climate change. The loose movement’s inspiration, a 16-year-old girl who began a solitary picket last year outside the Swedish Parliament in Stockholm, has compared the protests to the March for Our Lives movement organized by the Parkland teens in the wake of a shooting at their school that left 17 dead. | Get the Full Story

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Saudis Send Princess to US in Landmark Gesture

PG Newser – It looks like the Saudis are increasing their signals to move towards more ‘western’ liberal traditions, adding installing a princess as the first ever ambassador to the US.
Times of India – Princess Rima bint Bandar replaced Prince Khalid bin Salman, the younger brother of the powerful crown prince who was appointed vice defence minister in a flurry of late-night royal decrees announced on state media. | Get the Full Story

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Russians in the Central African Republic? You Betcha!

World Affairs Journal – In December 2017, Russia secured an exemption to the Security Council arms embargo, allowing Moscow to deliver arms and training for what a UN panel of experts describes as part of a multinational effort — including the European Union Military Training Mission — to boost the capabilities of the CAR’s military and security forces. | Get the Full Story

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HYMHM Show Notes – Thursday, February 28th. 2019 – Pre 001

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Here Come the Kamikazis, But They’re American, and They’re Drones
PG Newser – The Department of Defense is searching from some Marvins of the sky, that is, depressed robots, depressed robots willing to kill themselves.  Ok, so we’re really just talking about suicide drones, and the Department of Defense wants them, and they want them bigly. | Get the Full Story

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Here Come the Kamikazis, But They’re American, and They’re Drones

PG Newser – The Department of Defense is searching from some Marvins of the sky, that is, depressed robots, depressed robots willing to kill themselves.  Ok, so we’re really just talking about suicide drones, and the Department of Defense wants them, and they want them bigly. 
The National Interest Online – In a Joint Urgent Operational Needs Statement submitted to the Department of Defense in 2016 (and first reported by Defense One this month), U.S. Special Operations Command put in a request for $24 million in funding for 325 Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile Systems (LMAMS), precision-guided munitions intended to loiter above a battlefield before dive-bombing their targets below. | Get the Full Story

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American Pastor in Turkey Closer to Freedom

An American pastor being held in a Turkish prison is closer to freedom after the US and Turkey have come to an agreement to attempt to settle the dispute, and freeing the pastor.
US and Turkey Agree to Deal with American Pastor Imprisonment Diplomatically  – World Affairs Journal
The United States and Turkey have agreed to deal with the row over detained US pastor Andrew Brunson diplomatically. | Get the Full Story

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Iranian Footballer Gains Public Support for Protesting Economic Crisis

Iranians facing economic hardship have a new hero in the former of footballer Voria Ghafouri, who used his platform to draw attention to the struggles Iranians are facing under an increasingly struggling economy.
‘Bravo Voria!’ cheer Iranian football fans for defender who spoke out on economy  – France 24
Voria Ghafouri – already a star defender for Tehran’s Esteghlal FC – has become a hero in Iranian football for speaking out about an economic crisis that has led to soaring food prices. | Get the Full Story

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New York Court Order Concludes Gun Permit Insufficient Cause for Car Search

A New York Court dealt gun owners a win when it struck down a police car search as being unconstitutional.  The car search was triggered by an out-of-state conceal-carry licence.  The court ruled the license did not justify the search for a gun.
New York Court Order Concludes Gun Permit Insufficient Cause for Car Search  – Ammoland
An out of state concealed carry permit does not establish sufficient cause to warrant a car search for firearms, | Get the Full Story

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Farmers Get $7.7 billion During Trade War….So Far

So far, US farmers have received more than $7 billion from the US Dept of Agriculture as part of a subsidy program designed to offset the effects of tariff war with China..
U.S. farmers receive $7.7 billion in trade aid to date: USDA  – Reuters
U.S. Department of Agriculture has paid out $7.7 billion so far to farmers, William Northey, Undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation, said on Friday, in aid designed to offset the negative impact of tariff imposition. | Get the Full Story

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China’s Social Credit System Begins to Take Effect

Millions of Chinese are just now learning that their social credit score is too low for them to be able to travel.
China bars millions from travel for ‘social credit’ offenses  – Times of India
BEIJING: Forgot to pay a fine in China? Then forget about buying an airline ticket. | Get the Full Story

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Saudis Lock Down Oil Deal with the Chinese

The Saudis are extending their arms..and their oil, to the cash-laden Chinese.
Saudi crown prince meets Chinese president, bags oil deal – Times of India
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met Friday with China’s President Xi Jinping and bagged a $ 10 billion oil deal, | Get the Full Story

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Turkey Targets 300 More Officers for Arrest

The Turkish government is arresting 300 army officers who have been charged with having ties to the alleged attempted coup in 2016.  
Turkey seeks arrest of 300 army officers: Prosecutors  – Times of India
Turkey on Friday issued arrest warrants for almost 300 active military officers for alleged links to a failed 2016 coup aimed at unseating President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, | Get the Full Story

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Concept Modular House Hints at Integration of Vertical Farming with the Home

Two architects are joining forces to work on a concept project called The Farmhouse that seeks to show how vertical farming can be integrated into modular housing.
Precht’s The Farmhouse concept combines modular homes with vertical farms – Dezeen
Precht – the architecture studio of Penda co-founder Chris Precht and his wife Fei – has developed a concept for modular housing where residents would produce their own food in vertical farms. | Get the Full Story

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Even Maduro Critics Are Concerned About US Regime-Change Plan

While Maduro decides to shut down the border with Columbia in an effort to cut off US aid to Venezuela, some are questioning the nature of this humanitarian aid, suggesting Maduro may have good reason to not allow what the United States is calling “aid.”
This Is Not Humanitarian Aid: A Maduro Critic in Venezuela Slams U.S. Plan to Push Regime Change – Democracy Now!
MEDEA BENJAMIN: Excuse me. Just as you are trying to take over the Venezuelan government, I want to say these people are a fraud. They don’t represent the Venezuelan people. | Get the Full Story