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Why Barack Obama Returns 5% of his salary!? Is it guilt?

If I were taking Million dollar vacations at  the cost of the American People, what is 5% of 400K$! “peanuts!”

Returns 5% of salary when he takes million dollar vacations!

Returns 5% of salary when he takes million dollar vacations!

WASHINGTON. – U.S. President Barack Obama plans to return 5 percent of his salary, in a gesture of solidarity with the government employees who must take a leave without pay as a result of deep spending cuts that came into effect in March .

The self-imposed cuts would be effective from March 1 , when they began spending cuts, and would last until the end of December , an official said Wednesday.

Obama earns $ 400,000 a year. The source stressed that the president made ​​the decision to reduce his salary by 5 percent, or $ 20,000, a similar level of cuts in government agencies that are not defense.

Discretionary spending across the board contracted as a result of the reductions. To maintain its core functions, many agencies are making workers take leave or leave without pay.

Obama’s gesture comes at a time when the main Defense Department official said return portion of your salary to pay a similar amount to lose their civilian employees.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel return the equivalent of 14 working days of their pay, around $ 10.750, his spokesman said Tuesday.

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Posted by on 04/04/2013 in Politics, The Face of Evil


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What we need is a bullet without a “crack” sound!

Bullets for handloading - Sierra brand in .270...

Bullets for handloading – Sierra brand in .270 Winchester caliber (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Most bullets make small sonic booms when flying through the air, which to our ears sound like a loud, distinct “crack!” For the Pentagon‘s special forces, that makes it hard to be sneaky about what they’re shooting. Now the commandos want to be sneakier with slower, quieter bullets.

In its latest round of small-business solicitations, the Pentagon’s Special Operations Command, or SOCOM, is seeking out subsonic ammunition. The reason, according to the solicitation, is to “provide superior covert and stealth capabilities” for not only the military, but police forces and the Department of Homeland Security. In theory, and for rifles in the 5.56, 7.62 and .338 calibers, the bullets will travel at low enough velocities to avoid breaking the sound barrier, thus creating no “crack” noise. Breaking the sound barrier also pretty much negates the use of a sound suppressor, or “silencer,” which the special forces would likely want to use against militants in Afghanistan and around the world.

At present, the Defense Department does not have subsonic bullets “classified for use in the calibers provided by any DoD service.” That doesn’t mean special operations forces never use them. Commandos have used subsonic bullets since World War II, though these are mainly effective in smaller guns like the .22 and 9 mm caliber pistols. Subsonic bullets and fairly large-caliber war rifles, on the other hand, don’t mix very well.

For one, to keep a bullet from breaking the sound barrier — 1,100 feet per second at sea level — requires several trade-offs at higher calibers. According to the solicitation, subsonic bullets “experience significant accuracy problems due to excessive deviations in velocity.” The gunpowder (or propellant charge) for a subsonic bullet has to be used in smaller quantities than for a normal bullet, and the bullet itself has to be heavier. This results in bullet that is far and away less accurate, doesn’t go nearly as far, and “creates lower pressures which … makes it hard to get a clean burn of the propellant causing rapid fouling of the weapon.”

In technical jargon, the failure of a clean “burn” and the resulting lowered accuracy and range is called a failure of “obturation.” Normally, a bullet expands — or obturates — to the size of its barrel after being fired, keeping the bullet on target and preventing the gases that propel it from rushing past and melting to the inside of the gun. The melted leading can be a pain in the ass to remove, and can permanently damage the weapon unless it’s cleaned. Likewise, a bullet can’t be too light or too heavy, because too much in either direction can prevent the bullet from obturating. Using subsonic bullets also causes a greater risk of jamming, which in a firefight could mean the difference between life and death.

Instead, the Pentagon has one idea about how to build a better subsonic bullet. One solution could be using “polymer cased ammunition” as opposed to brass or steel. The Pentagon is somewhat vague about how this will work, but the idea is that polymer-cased bullets “produce a reliable and consistent powder burn.” More specifically, polymer obturates at lower pressures, which means it may be possible to shoot a heavy bullet with less propellant while theoretically not trading for accuracy and range. Maybe.

To do it, the Defense Department might want to go back to the future. During the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Army spent $300 million on a canceled project called Advanced Combat Rifle to replace the standard M16 rifle. One proposed replacement, the Steyr ACR, used polymer cartridges, but supposedly suffered from inaccuracy due to the strength of the cartridges being inconsistent, though this could be conceivably solved by testing cartridges until they fire consistently. Perhaps SOCOM could do it better.

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Posted by on 11/21/2012 in So What!


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Child takes cartridges to school in HERMOSILLO, arsenal found at his home

Elements of the Investigative Police found several cartridges known as “cop killers” and at home, guns and armored cars

In addition to a student notebook and pencil the fourth grader took a loaded gun with bullets called ‘cop killer’ to the classroom, why the military raided his home and found an arsenal, armored vehicles, tactical gear and radio.

Yesterday at 19:45 pm a call to the emergency number 066 alerted state authorities in a public elementary school in the colony Jesus Garcia, located north of the capital of Sonora, a student of nine years old had a gun with bullets’ cop killer ‘in 5.27 X 28 caliber, the school attended local and state police.

According to a press release from the State Public Security Secretariat, once the agents secured the weapon and the minor, they requested the presence of members of the Ministry of National Defense (Department of Defense) to search the house of the student.

“Elements went to a housing complex, located in the 59th Avenue Bachoco, in the colony and meters before reaching the house the officers noticed a man with a gun tucked in his waist running toward the inside, so they gave chase.

“At the scene, state police squad secured a 9-mm pistol from the man and knocked him down and interviewed Brenda Arellano Marisela Rojas, who allowed access to the property for search”, and makes the statement.

At home he joined the Federal Public Prosecutor and military at the dining table located an AR15 rifle while in the rooms found in a closet a total of 13,000 cartridges of different calibers, 96 magazines, 13 handguns, 7 rifles, 76 radios, 3 bases and 56 radio radio chargers.

In addition, there were four bulletproof vests, 6 plates for vests, 10 Findings, 7 seat, 18 Slings, 3 retractable chargers, binoculars, a power source, a radio frequency scanner and two money counting machines.

They also secured various military uniforms, with 5 jackets, 14 pants, 5 hats, 3 pads, 4 shirts and 23 pairs of boots.

In the garage of the home a pickup Silverado, was parked apparently with Arizona plates, inside was a AR15 rifle, a Commander armored truck with Sonora plates and inside another AR15 rifle, and a unmarked black Lincoln Navigator, which was located a 5.7×28 caliber gun squad.

“Inside the house the elements could not locate the suspect, so they arrested Brenda Arellano Marisela Rojas, who was turned over to the Attorney General’s Office, as well as the weapons secured,” says the newsletter.

In an interview to the media, Defense Attorney Juvenile Sonora DIF, Javier Gomez Izaguirre, reported that the institution is in charge and take care of the integrity of the child that they report well and will be tested to determine its state psychological emotional.

“We are giving proper care to look after the interests of the child, so that the child is protected in their rights,” said the prosecutor.

While the primary student showed a greater than 50% absenteeism after the incident, as reported by parents and teachers in the public school.

Weapons recovered!

13,000 rounds of ammunition, including 5.7×28 1.267 caliber, known as “cop killer”

Radio equipment

Military uniforms, boots and trimmings

Two money counting machines

One .50 caliber Desert Eagle pistol gold-plated in the grip has carved a map of Sonora

One .22 caliber pistol

Two 9mm pistols

Two .25 caliber pistols

March 38 caliber pistols

5 5.7×28 pistols

1 .45

1 MP5 9mm rifle

1 9-mm submachine Uzzi

2 rifles 5.7×28

3 Rifles AR15

Two AK47 rifles

1 Shotgun


“This situation worries me a lot, it would be nice to have implemented operational review of the backpacks of children, but as a preventive, not reactive,” Is the child dead plugging the well ‘, there is no reason to wait for things to happen to act “a mother.

“These children are already up to normal use of weapons and body armor, it is natural for them because they grow in this environment, it is important that authorities, teachers and parents work together to avoid a disgrace,” a parent.

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Posted by on 09/08/2012 in Crime!


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Balloons loaded with Survelliance Cameras to monitor Rio Grand Border

The balloons, laden with cameras first technology will be used by the Border Patrol to monitor the Rio Grande

Flying at 765 meters (2,500 ft) covered by scrub ranches near the border with Mexico, a balloon loaded with high-tech cameras used by the Border Patrol can easily see a group of reporters and the brand, color and model of their vehicles to a few kilometers (miles) away.

The balloons, laden with cameras first technology will be used by the Border Patrol to monitor the Rio Grande


In Iraq and Afghanistan, where the technology has already proven to be effective for attackers to locate, monitor such airships around the bases. U.S. officials believe they can be just as effective to track drug smugglers and migrants trying to cross the border without permission by a steep stretch of the Rio Grande where there is no boundary fence.

The Border Patrol is testing two airships filled with helium to them by the Department of Defense. Congressional staff joined representatives from the departments of Homeland Security and Defense on Wednesday near the border town of Rome, about 400 kilometers (260 miles) south of San Antonio, to witness what the balloon can do.

The two airships, one of nearly 17 meters (55 feet) and the other 22 meters (72 feet) – that are tested on the border were manufactured in North Carolina by TCOM, a company based in Maryland.

Inside, the balloon is equipped with air conditioning and three banks of video monitors scan the area, approaches to make vehicles that are miles (kilometers) away, and quickly switch to infrared located a car that moves through a parking lot.

Blimps cameras have ability to see in Mexico, but the Border Patrol spokesman Henry Mendiola said that’s not the intention.

The larger model can stay in the air for at least 14 days. Although the balloons cannot cover anywhere near the range of a helicopter or unmanned military aircraft, are much cheaper to operate.

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Posted by on 08/23/2012 in Border, Crime!


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Sinaloa Government has requested high calibre weapons in fight against drugs

The government of Sinaloa asked the Ministry of National Defense (SEDENA) to provide high-caliber weapons in the fight against organized crime have seized from drug cartels.

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“This request was sent to the Secretary of National Defense (Guillermo Galván Galván) to say that our soldiers were fixed to keep fighting, but they were asking that we authorize them to use equipment that has been seized that is in good condition.

“And they are also willing to be trained, because to use these weapons must have training,” said Gov. Mario Lopez Valdez.

According to the president of Sinaloa, the government claims that the Department of Defense as a loan given permission to use heavy weapons like assault rifles AK-47, known as goat horns and the antiaircraft gun calibre.50 Barrett, capable of piercing armoured structures.

The request, according to the governor, became a matter of urgency following the recent ambush that killed seven police state.

“The weapons they carry (the killers) and the armored cars they use makes them an easy winner, and I see that if we want our police forces to face them then we must have the same attitude as the offenders, it should be considered for (the) ability to equip and be in the same circumstance, “he argued Lopez Valdez.

He said that in his meeting with the head of the Department of Defense, he ordered a review of the weaponry that was seized and is in good condition to meet this request.

The president said his proposal is analyzed by the authorities of National Defense, based on the provision in the National Security System, “taking into account the achievements” in some areas against insecurity in Sinaloa.

The Department of Defense has a bunker in which preserves all the weapons seized, including the seized in operations against organized crime and that, following the processes involved are destroyed.

Baja California, Michoacan, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Tamaulipas and the City are places where it has been no major seizures of heavy weapons, mostly from the United States.

They request high-powered weapons Sedena

The governor of Sinaloa, Mario López Valdez, raised with the Secretary of National Defense, Guillermo Galván Galván, who could deliver on loan to the state police AK 47 rifles and .50 caliber Barrett have been secured to the cells of organized crime.

“I went with this request to the Secretary of Defense to say that our elements were fixed to keep fighting, but they were asking that we authorize them to use equipment that has been seized is in good condition,” he said.

He stated that the staff of Sinaloa “is willing to comply with marking the National Public Security System in the assessment must also have and are willing to be trained to use these weapons because you have to have training.”

He said the proposal to receive on loan weapons ranging from rifles known as goat horns to Barrett .50 caliber.

Malova accepted after the criminals have more powerful weapons, had to seek permission to the Department of Defense to carry weapons with greater firepower.

“The weapons they carry and the armored car makes them all to win and today we see that if our police found an attitude of confronting offenders should be assessed and be able to equip them in the same circumstances.”

He said that in his meeting with the chief of the armed forces were instructed to revise the team that has been seized to be in good condition and can make this request.

This request was made a matter of urgency following the recent ambush in which seven policemen were killed by a group of at least 30 gunmen in the San Blas, El Fuerte.

The proposal, he added, will be analyzed by the authorities of the Department of Defense based on the provision in the National Security, taking on the basis of achievements in some categories of violence that occur in Sinaloa.

According to the official, his administration has been in three attacks on police convoys, two on Mexico Highway 15 and one on the San Blas, El Fuerte, killing 25 officers killed state.

The governor noted that buy weapons such as Barrett until the Secretary of Defense authorize and train members of the police.

In different applications for access to information, the Defense Secretariat said that the weapons are insured made available to federal authorities.

“This secretariat (National Defense) only made assurances in cases of flagrante delicto, as part of the permanent campaign against drug trafficking and in the implementation of the Federal Firearms and Explosives, making it immediately available to the insured competent public prosecutor, “he says.

The Army indicated by access to information that “the actions of this agency of the federal executive in public safety is only at the express request, grounds and reasons of (sic) the civil authorities of this activity and without replacing the functions . “

For this reason, military personnel cannot give information about the country of origin of the weapons, although seizures have participated in the military.

In 2011, the staff assigned to the Department of Defense 32 000 501 seized firearms, its official figures indicate.

Through IFAI, the defense says that in 2011 spent ten million euros on weapons and bullets.

With this resource, the Ministry of National Defense purchased 24 thousand guns and three million 290 thousand rounds of ammunition.

Information about the sizes used by the Army is considered as reserved.

Safeguard weapons in a bunker … and destroy

The Ministry of National Defense has a bunker in keeping the weapons seized to ciminales.

The Department of Defense said the store gets most of the weapons seized in seizures or clashes in the country and are then destroyed.

Much of the seized weapons from the United States was in a bunker, located in the capital, where there were AK 47 (called goat horn) assault rifles and grenades AR 15 different types and caliber Barrett rifles .50.

The states in which there has been greater seizure of these weapons are Baja California, Michoacan, Chihuahua, Coahuila,Tamaulipas, Mexico City.

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Posted by on 07/16/2012 in Crime!, Fast and Furious Weapons


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Sedena confiscates arsenal and drugs in Tamaulipas

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Operating in the Northeast results in more than two thousand 400 weapons, 38 kilos of marijuana and the arrest of 281 suspects

For the past four months, staff of the National Defense Secretariat won the assurance in Tamaulipas, with just over two thousand 400 weapons, seizure of 38 kilos of marijuana and the arrest of 281 suspects, Operating under the Northeast.

Using information provided by the military authorities, states that from 1 March to 4 July this year 250 thousand rifles were seized, 194 short, more than 308,000 business and 8000 cartridges 562 magazines for different calibers.

Also as part of the results is assured 211 grenades, 28 grenade launchers, three rockets, 63 tactical vests bulletproof plates 25 and 68 trimmings.

In the area of narcotics, military troops found and secured 38 tons of marijuana, 44 kilograms of powder cocaine.

In this period of 120 days were arrested and made available to the IA 281 suspected of committing federal crimes.

Among the actions taken by the Department of Defense included the assurance of 491 vehicles, 29 of them armored, five trucks, 20 trailers, tankers and five motorcycles.

In various surveillance and security seized over one million 450 thousand 798 pesos, 400 000 $ 536, 84 000 340 liters of petrol and 637 liters of diesel thousand.

The military announced that as part of the Northeast Operating in Tamaulipas, also said technological equipment used to commit crimes, among which he mentioned 110 repeaters, 103 radios, 66 telephone equipment, 113 mobile phones, 21 sources of power, also of 95 uniforms and 20 buildings.

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Posted by on 07/06/2012 in Crime!, Fast and Furious Weapons


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Mexico – more mass graves found in China, Nuevo Leon

 mass graves found in China, Nuevo Leon

The National Defense Secretariat indicates that at present working on a clandestine cemetery, where complete skeletons have been found

Mexico – more mass graves found in China, Nuevo Leon

Mexico – more mass graves found in China, Nuevo Leon

Authorities of the Ministry of National Defense (SEDENA) reported that in the municipality of China, Nuevo Leon, five alleged mass graves were found, but so far experts are working only at one of the sites identified by alleged members of the Gulf Cartel, a place where there were burials.

The discovery was made after members of the Army captured eight suspected criminals yesterday in this town bordering Tamaulipas, as part of intelligence work the Department of Defense deployed after the slaughter of 49 people in Cadereyta.

In the first grave located on a stretch of highway China-Mendez, the military authorities confirmed, an undetermined number of bodies have been found so-far, but “it is complete with skeletons” so it is not the remains of the victims of Cadereyta.

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Posted by on 05/19/2012 in Crime!, Mexican Drug Cartels


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