Samsung’s Revised Folding Phone

Samsung's Galaxy Fold smartphone is available in Korean first, ahead of a global rollout over the coming w
Samsung’s Galaxy Fold smartphone is available in Korea first, ahead of a global rollout over the coming weeks

Back in July, Samsung announced that its troubled Galaxy Fold smartphone would go on sale in September, and has now confirmed that the refreshed and revised folding phone will launch in Korea on September 6. Visitors to IFA 2019 in Berlin, Germany, can experience the phone for themselves, but for those who can’t make it to the Messe this weekend, Samsung has released a hands-on video. read more

WND Exclusive – CLIMATE HYSTERICS: 120 YEARS OF HISTORY

from Brent Smith for World Net:

On Sept. 3, 2019, a group of 16 global warming scientists/alarmists set out way up north to the Barents and Greenland Sea, to prove that Arctic ice is indeed melting and that we’ll all be underwater soon.

Their fate was the same as their brethren a few years ago near the South Pole. They got hopelessly stuck in massive amounts of ever-increasing ice and had to be extracted. They failed to prove their point.

Perhaps the brainwashed alarmists should look back in history to see that warming and cooling cycles are natural and happen all the time.

In fact, the press has documented four of these cycles just in the past 120 years or so. And during every cycle, just as today, the results were to be cataclysmic.

I’ve found that these cycles last roughly between 30 and 40 years. read more

Podcast – Vote Buying 2020 Style

by: Brent Smith

Just how much will buy your vote in 2020? How much is your vote worth? Is it as little as $10, a small bottle of liquor, or a tank of gas?

Maybe you feel your vote is worth much more. I mean – buying and selling votes is a form of voter fraud and is illegal, so if your going to sell your vote, it had better be worth it?

Certainly if someone were to offer to pay off your mortgage, that would do it. Maybe that’s a bit extravagant. So maybe pay off your car loan, or maybe, just maybe, a candidate or two might say, “vote for me and I’ll pay off your student loan debt?”

Gee, is anyone saying such a thing?

Is this then not just vote buying? read more

Democrat or Republican – They All Attempt to Violate our Rights

This is just one more example of the genius and prescience of the founders. Just where would be without the Bill of Rights?

from the Federalist:

DOJ Lawsuit Demands Names Of All People Who Use This App For Their Gun

Creeping government control is nothing new, but the DOJ’s recent disregard for the Second and Fourth Amendments shows old protections against abuses of power will wear thin without public vigilance.

The Bill of Rights was written for a reason. As the government attempts to violate the rights protected in it in new and different ways, it gives us more reasons to be thankful for its authors’ wisdom.

Last week, we saw another example of this as the Department of Justice (DOJ) tried to violate the Fourth Amendment while stepping on the Second Amendment by demanding that the manufacturer of a rifle scope give the department the names of everyone who downloaded an app connected with the product. Correctly, the manufacturer has refused to do so.

The story almost did not make it into the news: DOJ’s order was supposed to have been sealed, but Thomas Brewster, a cybersecurity reporter for Forbes, was able to view a copy before it was concealed. His story on the DOJ request shed some light on the heavy-handed tactics the government uses in secret to violate the people’s constitutionally protected civil rights. That the order was almost kept hidden from the public also raises the question of how often this has happened before and how many companies have given the feds what they’ve demanded.

The DOJ Is Violating the Bill of Rights

The company in question, American Technologies Network (ATN), manufactures scopes and has developed the Obsidian 4 app. The app allows users to connect the scopes to their phone to better calibrate them. It also allows them to record video and to livestream the view.

Nothing about this violates any federal or state law, and the product is popular. It had more than 10,000 downloads when the story broke last week, and according to the reviews on Google Play, many more people have since downloaded it in protest.

The government’s interest in the app comes because of its investigation into the suspected exporting of the scope to foreign countries. Under the Arms Export Control Act of 1976, the government requires licenses to export arms, which presumably includes accessory items such as scopes. According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the State and Commerce Departments have some overlapping jurisdiction, depending on the type of weapon. Immigration and Customs Enforcement seems to be the lead agency on this particular action, as a part of its larger “Project Shield America” initiative.

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Old Timey Spy Gadgets

Detective hat camera, c. 1880 - 1890, is a standard bowler with built-in fixed-plate, fixed-focus camera – estimate €12,000 - €18,000
Detective hat camera, c. 1880 – 1890, is a standard bowler with built-in fixed-plate, fixed-focus camera – estimate €12,000 – €18,000
Auction Team Breker

The spy gear of the past may look cumbersome and even cartoon-like compared to the audiovisual tech we have at our disposal today, but back in its time, it was the bees knees of cutting edge skullduggery and one of the great drivers of technological innovation.
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Despite Them All Being Losers – Who Were Debate Winners

from RedState:

Bloodshed in Houston: The Winners and Losers of the Democratic Debate

Joe Biden

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event at Dartmouth College, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Hanover, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

The Thursday night showdown between the top candidates in the Democratic Primary provided very few surprises, but a lot of in-fighting and a little bloodshed was still visible on the stage. read more

4th Grade Tennessee Fan Gets Last Laugh

This is a nice way to end the week. I heard about this incident two days ago when the story received national attention. I’m glad the Blaze followed up on it. I guess Universities aren’t all bad.

from the Blaze:

Fourth grader who was bullied for making homemade college football shirt gets an even bigger surprise: a scholarship from the University of Tennessee

The young boy who went viral for the response to his homemade University of Tennessee shirt has been offered a four-year scholarship to the school after making the news.

What are the details?

Florida teacher Laura Snyder shared the unnamed boy’s story on Facebook, where it took off. read more