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  • Navy relieves commanding officer of destroyer John Finn in Japan

    05/22/2023 5:31:38 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 68 replies ^ | May 22, 2023 | Geoff Ziezulewicz
    The commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer John Finn was relieved of command Friday. Cmdr. Angela Gonzales was relieved “due to a loss of confidence in her ability to fulfill her responsibilities in leading the ship,” according to a brief Navy statement issued Saturday. As is the case with nearly every Navy CO firing, no other information was provided regarding the reasons for Gonzales being relieved of command. John Finn is assigned to U.S. 7th Fleet in Yokosuka, Japan. Cmdr. Matthew Hays has assumed interim commanding officer duties, and Gonzales has been reassigned to Naval Surface Force Pacific. US Navy...
  • Supreme Court to issue decisions on affirmative action, Biden's student loan forgiveness plan

    05/18/2023 2:30:31 PM PDT · by CFW · 11 replies
    Post Millennial ^ | 5/18/23 | Hannah Nightingale
    The Supreme Court is set to issue its final decisions on a number of cases over the next month, including Biden’s student loan forgiveness program and affirmative action policies within colleges and universities, notably UNC and Harvard. The decision on affirmative action will be based on two parallel cases the court heard together, one regarding public university UNC and the other for private universities, namely Harvard, on whether a student’s race and be considered in admission decisions, according to the Wall Street Journal. Both cases, one against the University of North Carolina, and one against the President and Fellows of...
  • USS Cleveland Damaged After Crashing Into Tug During Launch, Navy Admits

    04/25/2023 4:26:13 AM PDT · by Hootowl99 · 40 replies
    The WarZone ^ | April 20, 2023 | Thomas Newdick
    Longish article. Several embedded videos. Good stuff. Excerpts below. “The latest incident to befall the U.S. Navy’s troubled Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) was an embarrassingly public one, and one that left the brand-new USS Cleveland (LCS-31) damaged in the process of being launched, in front of around 3,000 people, including members of the media. The Navy has now issued a statement providing more details of the collision between the Cleveland — which is the last of the 16-strong Freedom class — and a tugboat involved during the warship’s recent christening.” “No personnel injuries occurred, but there was limited damage” to...
  • USS Cleveland Damaged After Crashing Into Tug During Launch, Navy Admits

    04/22/2023 5:06:14 AM PDT · by DFG · 34 replies
    The War Zone via Yahoo ^ | 04/20/2023 | Thomas Newdick
    The latest incident to befall the U.S. Navy’s troubled Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) was an embarrassingly public one, and one that left the brand-new USS Cleveland (LCS-31) damaged in the process of being launched, in front of around 3,000 people, including members of the media. The Navy has now issued a statement providing more details of the collision between the Cleveland — which is the last of the 16-strong Freedom class — and a tugboat involved during the warship’s recent christening. "No personnel injuries occurred, but there was limited damage” to the Cleveland, the Navy said, of the April 14...
  • Flight 50! Mars Helicopter Ingenuity has arrived! (Includes new altitude record) 🔴

    04/13/2023 3:26:43 PM PDT · by Ezekiel · 9 replies
    NASA ^ | April 13, 2023
    Flight LogFlight 50 Sol 763 Date April 13, 2023 Horizontal Distance 322 m ~1,056 ftMax. Altitude 18 m ~59 ft Max. Groundspeed 4.60 m/s ~10.3 mph Duration 145.7 seconds Route of Flight from Airfield Lambda to Airfield MuFlights 50 (as of 4/13/23)Distance Flown 11,546 meters (~37,882 ft)Highest Altitude18 meters (~59 ft)Fastest Ground Speed 6.50 m/s (14.5 mph)Flight Time ~89.2 minutes (5,350 seconds)
  • New York medical school touts anti-racist curriculum to earn high marks for diversity

    04/04/2023 7:48:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner. ^ | March 29, 2023 | Jeremiah Poff,
    The medical school at the University of Buffalo earned high marks for its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion from the Association of American Medical Colleges and has incorporated aspects of critical race theory into its curriculum. The University of Buffalo's Jacobs School of Medicine's responses to the AAMC's diversity, inclusion, culture, and equity survey were obtained by the medical watchdog group Do No Harm ... The replies to the survey show the school achieved a score of 90%, indicating "substantial diversity, inclusion, culture, and equity efforts." The medical school affirmed that it ensured a "diverse" student body by implementing...
  • BREAKING: ISIS Attack in Vancouver. ( Canada )

    04/03/2023 3:35:26 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    PJ Media ^ | APRIL 03, 2023 | ROBERT SPENCER
    With everyone distracted by China, skyrocketing crime and inflation, a nonexistent Southern border, and rapidly increasing authoritarianism in Washington, the Islamic State (ISIS) has taken the opportunity to strike again in North America. ... An attack on a transit bus in Surrey, B.C. over the weekend is being treated as terrorism after RCMP national security police took over the investigation.” It seems that the perpetrator, a manifestation of Canada’s deep commitment to diversity and multiculturalism named Abdul Aziz Kawam, was “initially charged with attempted murder for allegedly slashing a bus passenger’s throat on Saturday morning, but prosecutors added four counts...
  • Mars Helicopter Ingenuity -- Now with New Personal Bests in Flight 49! 🔴

    04/03/2023 12:36:41 PM PDT · by Ezekiel · 9 replies
    NASA ^ | April 3, 2023
    Flight LogFlight 49 Sol 752 Date April 2, 2023 Horizontal Distance 282 m ~925 ftMax. Altitude 16 m ~52 ftMax. Groundspeed 6.50 m/s ~14.5 mph Duration 142.7 seconds Route of Flight from Airfield Kappa to Airfield Lambda ***Flights 49 (as of 4/2/23)Distance Flown 11,224 meters (~36,826 ft)Highest Altitude 16 meters (~52 ft)Fastest Ground Speed 6.50 m/s (14.5 mph)Flight Time ~86.7 minutes (5,204 seconds)
  • Bragg brings murder charges against man who shot thief who shot him first

    04/02/2023 7:50:30 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 81 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 02, 2023 | JAZZ SHAW
    Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is really making a name for himself on a national level, likely much to his eventual regret. After convincing a grand jury to bring preposterous charges against Donald Trump, Bragg had to find something to keep himself busy until Tuesday, and a New York garage attendant named Moussa Diarra offered him that opportunity. Diarra was working the overnight shift yesterday when he spotted Charles Rhodie rooting around the garage with a bag, apparently attempting to steal some of the tools and equipment in the garage. Diarra confronted Rhodie and demanded to inspect the bag. Instead...
  • BREAKING: FAA Nominee Phil Washington Withdraws His Nomination

    03/25/2023 10:08:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Red State. ^ | March 25, 2023 | Jennifer Van Laar
    Phil Washington, Joe Biden’s embattled nominee to head the Federal Administration Aviation, has withdrawn his nomination ... Reuters’ piece .. didn’t refer to Washington’s miserable performance when questioned by Sen. Ted Budd (R-NC) in which he went 0-for-7 on aviation policy. ... Nor did they refer to the exchange between Washington and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in which it’s quite possible that Washington committed perjury by claiming that a contract at the center of a pay-to-play criminal investigation in California in which Washington is “materially involved” was already in force before Washington became head of LA Metro. ... While the...
  • Behind the scenes of the Harvard affirmative action case, a joke in bad taste about Asian applicants

    03/23/2023 8:29:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/23/2023 | John Sexton
    As you probably remember, Harvard was sued a few years ago on the grounds that its admissions criteria were unfair to Asian applicants. The trial was held before Judge Allison Burroughs, an Obama appointee who eventually decided in Harvard’s favor. Here’s a bit of her decision.For purposes of this case, at least for now, ensuring diversity at Harvard relies, in part, on race conscious admissions. Harvard’s admission program passes constitutional muster in that it satisfies the dictates of strict scrutiny. The students who are admitted to Harvard and choose to attend will live and learn surrounded by all sorts of...
  • Russia Sets Grain Deal Conditions, Putin Suggests Free Grain for Africa

    03/23/2023 1:53:23 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 29 replies
    US News ^ | 3/20/2023 | Reuters
    Russia laid out conditions on Monday for agreeing to any further extension of the Black Sea grain deal, and President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow could send free grain to African countries if those conditions were not met. -snip- Speaking at a Russia-Africa parliamentary conference in Moscow on Monday, Putin said grain exports under the Black Sea deal had unfairly prioritised "well-fed European markets" rather than African countries, and that the renewal of the deal on Russia's terms was in the continent's interests.
  • Putin demands more exports to be directed to Africa under new Black Sea deal

    03/23/2023 12:03:15 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 32 replies
    News 24 ^ | 3/22/2023 | Lenin Ndebele
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has demanded the bulk of grain and fertiliser to be exported under the Black Sea Initiative must be channelled to Africa. -snip- Speaking to African government ministers on Monday during the International Parliamentary Conference, dubbed "Africa in a Multipolar World", in Moscow, Putin said his key demands were that Africans should be the biggest beneficiaries. "We insist on the package nature of this deal - above all, in the interests of African and other developing countries, considering that they need large amounts of food - we insist on full compliance with Russia's key requirements, first of...
  • Mars Helicopter Ingenuity is Great -- "Ginny" Logs Flight 48! 🔴

    03/22/2023 9:34:56 AM PDT · by Ezekiel · 14 replies
    NASA ^ | March 22, 2023
    Flight LogFlight 48 Sol 741 Date March 21, 2023 Horizontal Distance 398 m ~1,306 ft Max. Altitude 12 m ~39 ft Max. Groundspeed 4.65 m/s ~10.4 mph Duration 149.9 seconds Route of Flight from Airfield Iota to Airfield KappaFlights 48 (as of 3/21/23)Distance Flown 10,942 meters (~35,901 ft)Highest Altitude 14 meters (~46 ft)Fastest Ground Speed 6 m/s (13.4 mph)Flight Time ~84.4 minutes (5,061 seconds)
  • Southwest plane narrowly misses Baltimore ambulance at takeoff in another airport near-disaster

    03/22/2023 8:26:54 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    n y post ^ | 03/22/2023 | Yaron Steinbuch
    The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting, or ARFF, vehicle crossed Runway 15R at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) without authorization on Jan. 12, DC News Now said Tuesday. The Southwest Boeing 737 had just been cleared for takeoff from the same runway and missed the ambulance by less than half the length of a football field, the outlet reported. “The closest estimated horizontal separation occurred at a distance of 173 feet,” the Federal Aviation Administration said in new analysis of the harrowing incident. The ARFF driver was told to “hold short” of the runway, but read back the instruction...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Vast Majority Of Americans Oppose Corporate Diversity Quotas, Poll Shows

    03/18/2023 5:16:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | March 16, 2023 | Laurel Duggan
    The vast majority of Americans believe U.S. companies should hire executives based solely on merit, character and quality, according to a CRC Research poll shared exclusively with the Daily Caller News Foundation. Among respondents, 87% supported a merit-based approach, compared to 8% who supported a quota system for race and gender and 5% who were unsure or refused to answer, according to the CRC Research poll conducted for the 85 Fund. The pattern held true across political affiliations, with most Democrats, Republicans and independents favoring a merit-based hiring approach for executives. At 93%, Republicans were only slightly more likely to...
  • Law-School “Mismatch” Is Worse Than We Thought. With the Supreme Court poised to rule on affirmative-action in admissions, the time to spread the word is now.

    03/17/2023 7:44:40 AM PDT · by karpov · 33 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | March 15, 2023 | Richard Sander
    Eighteen years ago, I published an article in the Stanford Law Review which documented for the first time the enormous breadth and scale of race-based admissions preferences in law schools. At most law schools, the undergraduate grades (UGPA) and median LSAT scores of enrolled Black students were two standard deviations below those of white students at the same school. Outside of a handful of “Historically Black” institutions (where racial preferences were minimal), Blacks in law school were not faring well. They were failing out of school at more than twice the white rate; half of those who did graduate had...
  • FAAtal Attraction

    03/13/2023 6:00:09 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 27 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 12 Mar, 2023 | Lloyd Billingsley
    Biden’s FAA pick Phil Washington knows nothing about aviation safety. "Mr. Washington, can you quickly tell me what kind of airspace requires an ADS-B transponder?” said Senator Ted Budd in a March 1 hearing with Phillip Washington, Joe Biden’s pick to head the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). “Not sure I can answer that question right now,” said Washington. Budd said the answer was a “pretty important part” but quickly moved on. “What are the six types of special-use airspace that protect this national security that appear on FAA charts?” “Sorry senator,” Washington said. “I cannot answer that question.” Budd duly...
  • Capt. ‘Sully’ Sullenberger: Safety in the skies is paramount. Don’t cheapen pilot training and experience.

    03/10/2023 3:41:20 AM PST · by george76 · 33 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Mar 03, 2023 | Capt. “Sully” Sullenberger
    In backrooms and dark corners, airline lobbyists, particularly the Regional Airline Association, are scurrying all over Washington, still trying to undo all the hard work that has been done to make air travel the safest form of transportation in human history. They’re doing this for the usual reasons. They want to try to cheapen pilot training and levels of experience for their own financial gain and expedience. They’re trying to do what is easier and cheaper for them, not what is best for passengers or crews, or for their industry. Once again, it is necessary that those of us who...
  • How Team Biden is getting more and more corporations to do its bidding

    03/07/2023 9:21:42 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 7, 2023 | Glenn H. Reynolds
    Fascism involves government control, but not ownership, of the means of production. Private companies exist, but they’re simply arms of the government. That’s pretty much how things work in America today, except that even functions traditionally government-performed in countries like Hitler’s Germany and Mussolini’s Italy have been outsourced to private organizations. ... The Nazis’ program of Gleichschaltung rearranged everything to suit the party’s goals, with the supervision of party officials and government boards. In America, on the other hand, the corporations that control the commanding heights of our national economy do it themselves, following the philosophy of environmental, social and...