TX Sheriff’s MSCO Drone Takes Dive – Is Lost in Lake Conroe

Gateway Pundit

Coming soon to a police force near you.
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Drones, MRAPs and military-style grass camouflage.

Divers spent Friday afternoon searching for a half-million dollar drone that crashed into Lake Conroe in Texas. The drone was almost entirely funded by Homeland Security Grants which were designated for the purchase of drones.
Via Montgomery County Police Reporter:

Friday morning, during training exercises with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Drone, something went wrong and it crashed into Lake Conroe. Divers from the Montgomery County Precinct 1 Dive Team spent much of the day searching the bottom of Lake Conroe for the almost $300,000 drone helicopter.

The drone which was purchased by Montgomery County in 2011 was almost entirely funded by Homeland Security Grants which were specifically designated for the purchase of drones.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office selected the 29 pound 7 foot helicopter from Vanguard Industries of Spring, Texas.

Since its purchase, the drone has been used very little due to new FAA rules that stated drones must not weigh more than 25 pounds. The Shadow Hawk was 29.

When it was first unveiled in 2011 Congressman Brady was present.

Brady commended Sheriff Gage for his “aggressive enforcement of public safety in Montgomery County,” and said the Shadow Hawk was more evidence of that. The Congressman further pointed out that Montgomery County is one of the 25 fastest growing in the United States and is mostly unincorporated, giving Sheriff Gage responsibility for a huge area.

Brady said he saw a demonstration of the Shadow Hawk by Vanguard months ago and was impressed with its flexibility and cost effectiveness. According to Brady, the device costs about $40 per hour to operate, versus $500 per hour for a manned helicopter.

It was purchased to assist SWAT Teams in their operations.


Tim Allen Calls California Socialist State

Actor Tim Allen Brings Benghazi To His TV Show, Slams Socialist CA And Obama Integrity

Weasel Zippers

Good job.

Via BizPac Review:

“Last Man Standing” star Tim Allen really is a conservative – he doesn’t just play one on TV.

And it showed his week.

When Allen appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Wednesday to plug his show’s season finale in a fellow ABC venue, his comic intro was a literal man-on-the-street bit about the “socialist” state of California has made itself a magnet for the professionally homeless.

And “Last Man Standing” lines are some of the few places keeping the Benghazi terror attack in the popular mind. A textbook moment came early in Friday’s finale during a set up about individual responsibility — one line of dialogue that probably touched more Americans than 100 Republican National Committee paid ads.

“It’s called integrity,” Allen’s character says. “Something Obama doesn’t have with that Benghazi thing.” It sounds ham-handed on its own like that, but it’s so blended so smoothly into the scene that it comes off as laugh line – not a just a joke, not just a jibe, but a barbed point honed sharp by humor.

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The war on terror: whose side are we on?

By Wes Vernon

The Benghazi cover-up is opaque, convoluted, multifaceted, and rife with betrayal and heavy-handed efforts to shut people up. Even some of the most knowledgeable intelligence experts are running up against an iron-fisted wall of resistance from a leviathan government impervious to any and all efforts to penetrate its fortress-like web.

Whose side are we on?

Further, even our own government’s commitment to the anti-terrorist cause launched after the original 9/11 is – to say the least – in doubt.

The Citizens Commission on Benghazi presented an interim report this week on its investigation into the Benghazi scandal and charged that under the Obama regime, the U.S. has changed sides in the War on Terror, and that the Muslim Brotherhood has doubled down on its decades-long campaign to infiltrate Western governments, even including some intelligence agencies.

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Record Surge In Firearms Applications Swamp The Registration System


Free Republic

WASHINGTON — A record surge in recent firearms production and transactions have swamped the federal government’s automated registration system for select weapons, including machine guns. In a notice earlier this month to the firearms industry, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said it was temporarily suspending parts of its computerized system to shore up capacity in part to process the required registration and transfer of National Firearms Act covered weapons, which also include silencers, short-barreled shotguns, short-barreled rifles and some explosive devices. Between 2005 and 2013, firearms act-related applications “skyrocketed by more than 380%” to nearly 200,000, according to the April 16 memo issued by ATF Deputy Assistant Director Marvin Richardson. The surge has contributed to a backlog of more than 70,000 applications. Richardson’s memo states that the ATF is “immediately” hiring 15 people to assist with the application processing and deploying 15 current employees to the task. The application deluge tracks a record annual increase in overall firearm production to more than 8.5 million guns in 2012, the most recent year for which the ATF collects such data. In 2011, there were 6.5 million firearms produced. The increase was aided by a spike in the manufacture of rifles and pistols, continuing a trend that has been highlighted by industry representatives for the past several years.

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Obama Says “I’d Absolutely Save Putin from Drowning” …(But Wouldn’t Save Ambassador From Terrorists in Benghazi)

Gateway Pundit

Barack Obama told reporters in Seoul, Korea today that he would “absolutely save Putin from drowning” if he had to.

This came after a 6-year-old girl wrote in to Vladamir Putin asking if he thought the American president would save him if he were drowning.

But, Obama turned his back when Americans were dying in Benghazi.
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He went to bed.


Tancredo at OKC rally: Impeach Obama and Holder

Daily Caller

Colorado gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo says that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and President Obama should be impeached.

Tancredo said impeachment would avoid setting a precedent for the next “dictator in chief,” according to comments reported by Red Dirt Report, an Oklahoma news website.

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Department of Energy wants bulk explosives for nuclear weapons transport


The Daily Sheeple

he Government buying explosives is not new. But when they do something new – that’s why we should pay attention.

In a new solicitation posted 22 April 2014, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Contracts and Procurement Division (CPD) is searching for a small capable of providing Integral Firing Devices and Breacher Strip Assemblies that meet specific characteristics in support of the NNSA’s Office of Secure Transportation (OST). The mission of OST is the safe and secure transportation of nuclear weapons, special nuclear materials, selected non-nuclear weapons components, limited-life components, and various other materials.

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Navy Secretary’s Speech Illustrates National Security Threats from Obama’s Energy Policies

American Thinker

In a speech Thursday at Arizona State University, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus discussed the relationship between American national and energy security.  Mabus’s remarks highlight, once again, how President Barack Obama is acting contrary to the United States’ national security interests by continuing to delay approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, as well as inhibiting full development of the USA’s oil reserves on federal lands and in the offshore regions.  Acting against the national security interests of the nation runs contrary to the oath of office Obama took, as set forth in Article II, Section I, Clause 8 of the Constitution of the United States, which states:

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Obama’s Dirty Watchdogs

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Family Security Matters

The Obama administration doesn’t have watchdogs. It has whitewash puppies.    

The president’s Chicago bullies have defanged true advocates for integrity in government in D.C. from day one. So the latest report by the Senate Homeland Security and Government Operations Committee on corruptocrat Charles K. Edwards, the former Department of Homeland Security inspector general, isn’t a revelation. It’s confirmation.    

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