USSR Shuttle Transporter Plane

USSR Shuttle Transporter Plane, Antonov An-225, 1980s

‘The Antonov An-225 Mriya is a strategic airlift cargo aircraft, designed by the Antonov Design Bureau in the 1980s. It is the world’s heaviest aircraft. Built in order to transport the Buran orbiter, the An-225′s name means “Dream” (Inspiration) in Ukrainian.’



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Carbon cop handed tough new powers

Carbon cop handed tough new powers

A NEW carbon cop will be given sweeping powers to enter company premises, compel individuals to give self-incriminating evidence and copy sensitive records under a carbon tax package that will force about 60,000 businesses to pay 6c a litre extra for fuel.

The tough new powers of the Clean Energy Regulator were included in the fine detail of the carbon tax package released yesterday, which enshrines national emissions cuts of 12 million tonnes of carbon dioxide a year after 2016, if the government of the day rejects targets proposed by its Climate Change Authority.


Looks like Ron Paul’s spending some real money on…

Looks like Ron Paul’s spending some real money on…

Looks like Ron Paul’s spending some real money on well-produced campaign ads this time around. This one, today’s Politico Morning Score says, is the biggest ad buy of any candidate in this campaign cycle so far, and it’s playing in Iowa and New Hampshire. For anyone who remembers 2008’s “He’s catchin’ on, I’m tellin’ ya!” debacle of an ad, this is a huge step up and indicates a much better prepared campaign.  I look forward to seeing the next round of ads.

(Via The Hipster Libertarian.)

Chinese Ghost Towns

Video Report on China Ghost Towns

(Via Dvorak Uncensored.)