It should have been the perfect spy. But the CIA’s attempt to use a surgically altered cat as a covert bugging device fell at the first hurdle – when it was run over by a taxi.
Nicknamed “Acoustic Kitty”, the audacious scheme was one of a number of bizarre projects dreamt up by military scientists in the latter days of the Cold War, according to documents newly released by the US National Security Archive. A domestic cat was wired up with control and transmission equipment designed to turn it into a mobile “eavesdropper” capable of listening in on conversations by using its tail as an antenna.
Two sides to the same story –
Armed government agents grabbed Nancy Oden, Green Party USA coordinating committee member, Thursday at Bangor International Airport in Bangor Maine, as she attempted to board an American Airlines flight to Chicago.
“An official told me that my name had been flagged in the computer,” a shaken Oden said. “I was targeted because the Green Party USA opposes the bombing of innocent civilians in Afghanistan.”
Oden, a long-time organic farmer and peace activist in northern Maine, was ordered away from the plane. Military personnel with automatic weapons surrounded Oden and instructed all airlines to deny her passage on any flight.
Here is a different take on the same story. While counterpunch is good for finding stories, they tend to be no better than annanova when it comes to sticking to the facts… another reason not to trust everything you read, even in the news.
It’s slinky, it’s sexy, but above all, that side-laced miniskirt and barely-there bustier top being paraded on the catwalk are truly edible.
World-renowned French fashion designers indulged in their passion for chocolate this week, ditching their usual chiffons and silks in favour of mouthwatering ingredients in what has become a yearly celebration of the cocoa bean.
last but not least –
Daler Mehndi’s Homepage
Flash animations, Indian pop music AND brightly colored turbans? Oh, yes.
more of his videos are here