Friday Linkzookery — 30 Jan 2015

Senate votes to build Keystone, defying veto threat from Obama
The Senate on Thursday voted 62-36 to build the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline, delivering Republicans the first legislative victory of their new majority. Nine Democrats joined with Republicans in voting to approve the $8 billion project.

New Chinese Light Tank
First seen in 2010, it is believed that the ZTQ entered service in 2014. The tank appears to have a 105mm or 125mm gun, improved armor protection and running gear that is more efficient and easier to maintain.

Israel is selling the company that makes Uzi sub-machine guns
Israel Military Industries Ltd., which manufactures the Uzi sub-machine gun, is to be put up for sale by the state of Israel

How License Plate Readers Are Eroding Your Privacy
Each scan is GPS-tagged and stamped with the date and time, feeding a massive data trove to any law-enforcement agency—or government-approved private industry—willing to pay for it.

After 150 years, Confederate submarine’s hull again revealed
Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley is 70 percent revealed.

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