NiMB 95: Wednesday 4-4-2018
Short, to the point news podcast. Always real, always fun, always southern. TODAY: See something, say something fails again. US suspects cellphone spying devices in DC. Jaws drop as great white shark interrupts Australian police operation. Yellowstone volcano eruption: ‘Life or death’ prep for supervolcano emergency underway. Four US Marines ‘killed in California helicopter crash’. The Myths Of The Montana Class Battleships.
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See something, say something fails again as police release YouTube shooter to go on to work. Too bad they don’t have gun control laws and safe zones!
And again the shooter is NOT an NRA member.
APNewsBreak: US suspects cellphone spying devices in DC
The use of what are known as cellphone-site simulators by foreign powers has long been a concern, but American intelligence and law enforcement agencies — which use such eavesdropping equipment themselves — have been silent on the issue until now.
In a March 26 letter to Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden, the Department of Homeland Security acknowledged that last year it identified suspected unauthorized cell-site simulators in the nation’s capital. The agency said it had not determined the type of devices in use or who might have been operating them. Nor did it say how many it detected or where.
They can cost anywhere from $1,000 to about $200,000. They are commonly the size of a briefcase; some are as small as a cellphone. They can be placed in a car next to a government building. The most powerful can be deployed in low-flying aircraft.
The ability to step a call down to unencrypted 2G is probably the most powerful of the voice eavesdropping.
Stingray photo at the link.
Guardian:Jaws drop as great white shark interrupts Australian police operation
The shark, dubbed Noah by South Australia police, glided in between a police dinghy containing two life-jacketed police officers and their intended target, a recreational fishing boat selected for a random breath test.
It was about 4.5m long – longer than the inflatable dinghy – and swam after the small boat before circling back to the 5.7m fishing boat that it had been following for the previous 10 minutes.
Express:Yellowstone volcano eruption: ‘Life or death’ prep for supervolcano emergency underway
MORE than 20 police, fire and rescue vehicles descended upon the area around Yellowstone supervolcano this week to prepare for what could be a “life or death” emergency.
Yellowstone National Park Public Affairs confirmed that there could be a supervolcano eruption imminently – and that they were putting themselves through their paces so that they were ready for any eventuality.
Independent:Four US Marines ‘killed in California helicopter crash’
Four US Marines are presumed dead following a helicopter crash during a training mission in southern California.
The Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter from 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing is understood to have gone down near Plaster City at 2:35pm local time on Tuesday.
Warhistoryonline:The Myths Of The Montana Class Battleships
Was The Montana was Designed to Counter the Yamato?
Was The Montana was basically a larger Iowa Class Battleship?
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