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  • Ukraine - Real vs Abstract Interests

    01/26/2023 2:54:08 PM PST · by Mariner · 42 replies
    My fetic mind ^ | January 26th, 2023 | Mariner
    I propose an open discussion on the relative merits of intervention in Ukraine. And a propose as a starting point in the discussion that we examine the real interests of the US and the abstract interests. Feel free to interject some additional definition for real vs abstract if I've missed something. Real Interests - This is usually in the categories of commerce, critical resources and geography. Abstract Interests - Almost always political, religious and cultural.
  • M1 Abrams Tanks In U.S. Inventory Have Armor Too Secret To Send To Ukraine

    01/26/2023 7:43:57 AM PST · by Yo-Yo · 30 replies
    The War Zone ^ | January 25, 2023 | JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    A group of M1 Abrams tanks sit in a holding area after being offloaded from the freighter ship “Resolve” at the port of Antwerp April 24. The third-generation battle tanks will move onward to Coleman Barracks in Mannheim, Germany, and will become part of the European Activity Set, a combined-arms group of vehicles and equipment that are pre-positioned in Europe to outfit U.S Army regionally aligned forces when they rotate into Europe for training or contingency operations. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr., 21st TSC Public Affairs). US Army / Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr. / 21st...
  • Is All Change Progress? Progressives Think So. ( 50% increase unhappiness; Suicides increased 29% among adolescents; ADHD medication increased by 800%)

    01/25/2023 4:32:43 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 13 replies
    Intellectual Takeout ^ | January 19, 2023 | Taylor Tougaw
    There seems to be a pervasive sentiment in society today that paints progress as an intellectual process which perpetually increases human fulfillment, success, and joy. All change is progress, and all progress is good, so goes the idea. This idea provides the basis for progressivism and encourages development, new ideas, and a rejection of tradition at an almost breakneck pace.Surprisingly, there is an equally powerful dialogue in our current culture that paints society today as backwards, hostile, and rife with conflict. This idea asserts that we are now more combative, less tolerant, and more unhappy than our predecessors. While these...
  • Close look at the SU-34

    01/23/2023 9:16:16 AM PST · by ganeemead · 7 replies
    Close look at the control environment of the SU-34
  • Poland is HIDING the truth from the world and it's getting bad

    01/21/2023 11:41:19 AM PST · by norsky · 128 replies
    Redacted ^ | Jan 21, 2023 | Clayton Morris
    Poland is HIDING the truth from the world and it's getting bad | Redacted with Clayton Morris Poland is suffering from the war in Ukraine but are they a willing participant? Columnist Mike Krupa speaks against the narrative of Polish people as willing cannon fodder for a corrupt government and helps us understand how the proximity to Ukraine is costing the people of Poland. Poland is HIDING the truth from the world and it's getting bad
  • Attitudes about transgender issues vary widely among Christians, religious ‘nones’ in U.S. (gender determined by biology: White evangelicals=87%; Catholics=62%; atheists=24%)

    01/20/2023 4:14:58 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 50 replies
    pewresearch.org ^ | JULY 7, 2022 | MICHAEL LIPKA AND PATRICIA TEVINGTON
    Growing shares of Americans believe that a person’s gender is determined by their sex assigned at birth, according to a new Pew Research Center survey, which finds major differences by religion on this question and others about transgender issues.Among U.S. adults overall, six-in-ten now say that whether a person is a man or a woman is determined by their sex assigned at birth. This figure is even higher among White evangelicals (87%) and Black Protestants (70%). Among Catholics, the share who say a person’s gender cannot differ from sex at birth has risen from 52% in 2021 to 62% this...
  • Google Calls in Help From Larry Page and Sergey Brin for A.I. Fight

    01/20/2023 12:00:40 PM PST · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    DNYUZ ^ | January 20, 2023 | Staff
    Last month, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google’s founders, held several meetings with company executives. The topic: a rival’s new chatbot, a clever A.I. product that looked as if it could be the first notable threat in decades to Google’s $149 billion search business. Mr. Page and Mr. Brin, who had not spent much time at Google since they left their daily roles with the company in 2019, reviewed Google’s artificial intelligence product strategy, according to two people with knowledge of the meetings who were not allowed to discuss them. They approved plans and pitched ideas to put more chatbot...
  • Why the SR-71 Blackbird is the only aircraft with the SR designation

    01/20/2023 3:43:38 AM PST · by Libloather · 46 replies
    We Are The Mighty ^ | 1/11/23 | Blake Stilwell
    There are an unending number of interesting facts about the SR-71 Blackbird, probably the coolest aircraft ever produced by any Air Force, anywhere in the world. It’s the only airframe that’s made of 85% titanium, titanium that was purchased by the CIA from the Soviet Union – the country the aircraft was built to spy on. It’s capable of cruising at more than three times the speed of sound at 85,000 feet – and that speed and altitude are its only defenses. **SNIP** It’s also the only Air Force aircraft ever made with the “SR” designation. The reason for that...
  • https://www.wsj.com/articles/ukraine-military-kharkiv-russia-war-landmines-11672326884

    01/20/2023 3:08:23 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 7 replies
    WSJ ^ | 29 Dec 2022 | James Marson
    The 44-year-old led seven soldiers in single file along the edge of a field in search of the casualties. A Wall Street Journal team followed behind. An explosion flashed, cracked and shook the ground. I ducked instinctively, even though it was little more impressive than a large firecracker. The echo of the blast faded to silence. Smoke drifted in from the trees to the right. Several soldiers had dropped to the sodden earth. Britanets lay motionless on his left side. Surely they will get up, I thought. The reality of war stunned them at first. On an early mission to...
  • Boeing's fuel-efficient aircraft design wins $425 million award from NASA

    01/19/2023 8:07:30 AM PST · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    UPI ^ | JAN. 18, 2023 / 4:05 PM | By Matt Bernardini
    Boeing's more fuel-efficient airline design won an award from NASA on Wednesday, as the agency plans to invest $425 million in the project. Photo from NASA Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Boeing's sustainable flight demonstrator project won an award Wednesday from NASA, as the company aims to roll out green single-aisle airliners by the end of the decade. The space agency will invest $425 million to help Boeing build a more fuel-efficient airline. Boeing and its partners will contribute $725 million in funding, with plans to begin testing the new aircraft by the late 2020's. "Since the beginning, NASA has been...
  • Man Discovers His Electric Hummer Will Take 5 days to Fully Charge

    01/19/2023 5:56:46 AM PST · by Red Badger · 62 replies
    Headline USA ^ | January 18, 2023 | Molly Bruns
    Hummer EV Hummer EV / IMAGE: The Post Millennial Live via Rumble The owner of an electric GMC Hummer recently posted a video showing that his car will take five days to fully charge using the basic home charging set up. VIDEO AT LINK..................... “This is a brand new hummer and it’s got the largest battery you can buy,” he announces. “250-kilowatt hours of battery in this truck.” The narrator shows his car’s charger connected to a standard wall outlet, plugging it in and then showing the display that indicates the charge won’t be complete for five days. “And that’s...
  • Hero pilot who shot down at least FOUR Russian Migs in classified dogfight in 1952 to receive the Navy Cross: Captain took on seven jets alone and was shot 263 times - but was ordered not to tell anyone for fear of sparking war

    01/19/2023 2:49:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 69 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 18, 2023 | Alastair Talbot
    A hero pilot who shot down at least four Russian Migs in a classified dogfight at the height of the Cold War which saw his jet shot 263 times is to receive the Navy Cross. Retired Navy Captain Royce Williams was sworn to secrecy for more than 50 years over fears that his battle against seven Soviet fighters could spark war with Russia. Now the 97-year-old is free to tell his tale and is due to receive the Navy's second highest award for combat valor on Friday at the San Diego Air & Space Museum.
  • Austal changes course, diversification may have saved hundreds of jobs in Mobile

    01/18/2023 12:25:09 PM PST · by suthener · 2 replies
    WKRG NEWS 5 Mobile, Alabama ^ | Posted: Jan 17, 2023 / 10:17 PM CST Updated: Jan 18, 2023 / 10:48 AM CST | Peter Albrecht
    MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — When Austal USA was not selected in April 2020 by the Pentagon to build a frigate for the U.S. Navy, many worried about the future of Mobile’s largest industrial employer. Craig Hooper, Senior Contributor at Forbes called the moment an “existential catastrophe” for the Mobile shipyard.
  • Concrete Structure From Fort Funston in San Francisco Tumbles Onto Beach

    01/17/2023 1:22:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    CBS News ^ | JANUARY 16, 2023
    A portion of the ruins at Fort Funston in San Francisco slid down a rain-soaked bluff onto the beach below, authorities said Monday. A concrete structure, which had been jutting out and partially buried in the sand dunes, tumbled onto Funston Beach, according to a social media post by the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The post said the structure had been undermined by the saturated soil. No injuries were reported, but visitors were urged to follow posted trail signs and be attentive to their surroundings. The concrete structure, possibly an old lookout post or base end station, was part...
  • Joe Biden sang "Happy Birthday" to MLK III's wife but completely forgot her name 😂😭

    01/17/2023 7:15:30 AM PST · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    Not The Bee ^ | January 17, 2023 | Harris Rigby
    At an event on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Biden wanted to celebrate the birthday of MLK III's wife... and it went exactly like you'd expect 👇 VIDEOS AT LINK....................... Happy birthday dear, Valvey! Valvey? Valia? I have no clue what name he's trying to say here. But it's not Arndrea Waters King, the birthday girl's name. Only Joe Biden could see the name Arndrea and say "I'm gonna go with Valvaw!"
  • Italian actress and renowned beauty Gina Lollobrigida dies at 95

    01/16/2023 9:36:26 AM PST · by Red Badger · 71 replies
    UPI ^ | JAN. 16, 2023 / 9:27 AM | By Don Jacobson
    Gina Lollobrigida arrives on the red carpet during the 4th Rome International Film Festival in Rome on October 16, 2009. She died Monday at age 95. File Photo by David Silpa/UPI | License Photo Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Italian screen legend Gina Lollobrigida, whose sultry roles in the 1950s and 1960s established her as a international sex symbol, has died, Italian media reported Monday. She was 95. Known affectionately to her countrymen as "La Bersagliera" for her starring role in Luigi Comencini's 1953 film Bread, Love and Dreams, Lollobrigida's family broke the news of her death, the Italian agency ANSA...
  • Trust [God besides] the Science and Skip the Gender-Neutral Toys and Clothes

    01/15/2023 12:31:16 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 27 replies
    Intellectualtakeout.org ^ | April 28, 202 | nnie Holmquist
    Stay-at-home father Jay Deitcher prided himself on “blurring gender lines,” a trait he tried hard to pass along to his own young son. So he hid the kiddie clothing that sported footballs and instead gave his son a baby doll to push in a stroller on their walks, Deitcher explains in Today.And then his two-year-old discovered tractors, and the gender-neutral charade was over. “I had to make a choice,” Deitcher writes: “buy him clothes with pictures of heavy machinery on them and make the kid happy, or force him to wear shirts emblazoned with fuzzy animals to appease me.” Deitcher...
  • War for Ukraine - First Conclusions from 2022 and New Challenges 2023 VIDEO

    01/15/2023 7:19:24 AM PST · by Phoenix8 · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/13/2022 | Col. Markus Reisner
    Colonel Markus Reisner on the War for Ukraine. He takes a look at the first lessons identified and the challenges we might see in the weeks and months to come.
  • F-35: The World’s Best Fighter? Hell Yes

    01/14/2023 8:33:19 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    1945 ^ | 01/14/2023 | Daniel Goure
    Canada And Germany Are The Latest NATO Nations To Join The F-35 “Club” – The debate over whether the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) is the world’s best fighter is finished. (Subscribe to Our YouTube Channel Here. 19FortyFive publishes original videos every day.) The decisions by two “holdout” major Western powers, Germany and Canada, to acquire the F-35 leaves no doubt regarding the unique contributions that this aircraft can make to both national and NATO security. Multiple analyses and flyoffs by these two countries and others have ended with the same conclusion: the JSF is the best choice with respect...
  • Postwar Betrayal of Hero Allied Generals (Video)

    01/14/2023 12:02:37 PM PST · by MAGA2017 · 13 replies
    Mark Felton Productions ^ | 1/7/23 | Mark Felton
    (Video) Two of WW2's most famous Polish generals ended up living in poverty in postwar Britain, performing manual labour just to survive. Who were they, and how did this happen? Dr. Mark Felton FRHistS, FRSA, is a well-known British historian, the author of 22 non-fiction books, including bestsellers 'Zero Night' and 'Castle of the Eagles', both currently being developed into movies in Hollywood. In addition to writing, Mark also appears regularly in television documentaries around the world, including on The History Channel, Netflix, National Geographic, Quest, American Heroes Channel and RMC Decouverte. His books have formed the background to several...