Drone Surveillance Images + Instagram Filters = Dronestagram

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Drone Surveillance Images + Instagram Filters = Dronestagram
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Dronestagram is a single topic blog curating various surveillance images taken by the. U.S. spy planes that are processed in Instagram filters, accompanied by a brief description to tell the story behind each shot.

This Is Cool, You Should Watch It of the Day

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Ever go to a baseball game and notice the one guy whose life goal, it seems, is to start The Wave? In this day and age, many attempts are rendered futile, as the cheer's popularity has waned in recent years. If only "that guy" had the Belarus Army on his side. Their seamless domino effect would make any stadium fall in line.

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Congressional Quarrel of the Day

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Congressional Quarrel of the Day
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A few days ago, the GOP-led House passed a military budget with a hefty $642 billion price tag -- $8 billion more than what President Obama and the Pentagon had agreed on with Congress. With the defense budget skyrocketing, cuts are coming from other programs, most notably government-subsidized food stamps.

Chat Allen, a mother of three who works only part-time, offered this insight:

They have so much money that maybe they can tighten their belts and not live as luxuriously as they live. They've earned it, but there are people who are hungry and who dig in the trash every day just to get something to eat.

This certainly isn't polishing the GOP's image. The budget has been met with less-than-enthusiastic responses in the Democrat-led Senate, which likely will try to reallocate those funds back to public works.

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Supporting Our Troops of the Day

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Oregon Ducks head football coach Chip Kelly has made honoring the military a tradition at the annual spring game, and this year was no different. To the cheers of 44,129 fans, the team welcomed 100 military personnel onto the field, where Ducks football players presented them with jerseys. And not just any jerseys -- the notoriously gaudy, Nike-designed jerseys off their stinky, sweat-soaked backs.

Next year, Ducks, if you're going to saddle military personnel with ugly unis, at least spring for new ones.

[cosbysweaters]

Early Bird Special

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Early Bird Special
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Three years after a rocket-propelled grenade blew off Private Jaco van Gass's left arm while he was serving in Afghanistan, the 25-year-old South African is busy testing an invention of his own design -- a prosthetic ice axe -- as he prepares to climb Mount Everest in May, alongside five fellow injured servicemen.

"I came up with the idea to attach an ice axe to one of my prosthetics, so I kind of challenged the guys at Headley Court (a military rehab center in the U.K.) to see how we could get this done. ... The ice axe is there for back-up. Once we do stuff like the Lhotse ice face and the Hillary Step, it might come into aid. It's there for the places where I could slip and I'm not attached to a fixed rope."

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