In a money-saving move, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Tuesday that it will stop turning out the paper nautical charts it has been printing for mariners for more than 150 years. It costs NOAA about $100 million a year to survey and chart the nation's waters for rocks, shipwrecks and other hazards. The agency will still chart the water, but sailors, boaters and fishermen will have to use private on-demand printing, PDFs or electronic maps to see the information, said Shep Smith of the marine chart division. NOAA sells about 60,000 of the old 4-by-3-foot lithographic maps each year at cost for about $20.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh says that the raid which killed Osama Bin Laden in 2011 is "one big lie" and that "not one word" of the Obama administration's narrative on what happened is true.
Hersh added that the Obama administration habitually lies but they continue to do so because the press allows them to get away with it. read more