The world’s smallest drone, the “robo-bee.” (Video)

This is a real bee.

The idea is that perhaps this little robot could fly from flower to flower pollinating plants in the same way that real bees do. We need the insects to grow food. With declining bee populations around the world this is a legitimate concern.

Also of legitimate concern is a drone the size of a penny which could perch itself on one’s windowsill. But I guess that’s why God invented fly swatters.

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Rand Stands, CPAC literally stands with him.

Rand Paul is a lot more palatable to the GOP than his father but that is not only a reflection of his slightly less strident stands in the foreign policy area. It also reflects the fact that classical liberals, libertarians, are gaining strength within the party. At CPAC the annual gathering of conservatives in Washington DC, Rand spoke for 10 minutes and the house stood with him. A lot has changed since the George Bush years. Heck a lot has changed since last year.

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Democrats Give Excuses For Not Joining Anti-Drone Filibuster

Yesterday I got to meet Rand Paul (briefly and in passing) and I have to say I was impressed. The guy is funny and he can think on his feet.

I thanked him for what he did in the Senate last week. I believe the issues he raised and brought to the fore are of vital importance to the American people.

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CNN calls Rand Paul “The new leader of the GOP.” (Boehner must be enjoying this.)

Rand Paul is part of a Republican New Wave which has been building and since his now famous filibuster has crashed onto the Hill sweeping much of the old guard aside. McCain looks suddenly toothless. Same for Senator Graham. Senator McConnell just endorsed (with Senator Paul) the industrial production of hemp in Kentucky. Things have changed dramatically in the party over the past 2 months and especially in the past 2 days.

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Rand Paul is Filibustering the Confirmation of John Brennan Right Now. Wants Clarification on Drone Strikes on US Citizens.

“I will speak until I can no longer speak,” Paul said. “I will speak as long as it takes, until the alarm is sounded from coast to coast that our Constitution is important, that your rights to trial by jury are precious, that no American should be killed by a drone on American soil without first being charged with a crime, without first being found to be guilty by a court.”

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In Letter to Rand Raul Eric Holder Says the President IS Authorized Potentially to Use Drones Inside the US Against US Citizens.

Our Attorney General says this if things were sketchy enough a drone strike on American soil against a US citizen could be warranted. That whole due process thing? And the military not operating within the country? C’mon. Those ideas are so 20th century. You do know we have the NDAA right?

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Before The State of the Union Speech: A Crisis of American Confidence

I am looking forward to President Obama’s State of the Union speech tonight. He’s got his work cut out for him. There is a crisis of confidence in the United States of America. Will he be able to soothe this sentiment, even a bit? We’ll see.

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