Following a Freedom if Information lawsuit it has been revealed that there are at least 63 active drone sites around the US.

Drones are unmanned planes, these range from small aircraft, like the Draganflyer X8, which can carry a payload of only 2.2 lb, and are used by police patrol borders and by environmental agencies to monitor for wild fires.

However some of the drones are much bigger, like the MQ-9 Reaper, which is used by the military to kill terrorists overseas.

It has been revealed that 20 states have launch locations.

Drones are deployed from military installations, enforcement agencies, as well as universities.

However, it is unknown the exact number of these drones operating or the full extent of drone activities  in America’s skies.

Read more in the Daily Mail

USD: Dalai Lama

On April 18, 2012, the University of San Diego welcomed His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama as he made his inaugural visit to San Diego as part of the “Compassion Without Borders” tour.

The Dalai Lama gave a talk titled “Cultivating Peace and Justice” at the Jenny Craig Pavilion at 1:30 p.m. His talk explored alternatives to violence and the shared core human values that can lead the way to peace, justice and happiness. He also discussed ways in which people of all religions, and secularists as well, share values that can bring people together to contribute to peace and justice. His message of peace crosses all borders.

University of San Diego, along with San Diego State University and UC San Diego were honored to host the Dalai Lama’s first visit to America’s finest city. Working under the leadership of Lama Tenzin Dhonden, Personal Peace Emissary to the Dalai Lama, the two-day symposium provided a thought-provoking forum, inspired new discoveries, and expanded our understanding of humanity. The Dalai Lama shared his views on upholding ethics, practicing forgiveness and tolerance, and coping with the challenges found in today’s society.

via University of San Diego Dalai Lama