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  • The Future of the Submarine - Emerging Threats, Sensors & Transparent Oceans

    05/19/2024 9:23:09 AM PDT · by Chode · 13 replies
    In some respects, advanced submarines are a kind final boss of sorts in the world of naval warfare. Stealthy and well armed, for many nations these resource intensive platforms have underpinned naval strategy and nuclear deterrence for years. Investments in submarines and their associated industrial bases have been on the rise in countries like the USA and PRC for years, and we've seen new powers either obtain or seek to obtain nuclear submarine capability. But much of the value of the submarine comes from the assumption that submerging brings stealth. And with new or predicted technological developments, some are predicting...
  • Ukraine and Russia - Game Theory

    05/18/2024 9:17:00 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 13 replies
    youtube ^ | 18 May 2024 | Mark Beut
    Ukraine and Russia - Game Theory Historical outcomes are approximated with game theory and game simulations. However, games also have predictive values when a model is constructed. This is a conceptual framework of the geopolitical events in Ukraine and Russia.
  • Investigation Finds Navy Supply Ship Ran Aground After Captain Left to Eat Dinner

    05/18/2024 7:43:35 AM PDT · by DFG · 54 replies
    military,con ^ | 05/10/2024 | Konstantin Toropin
    A Navy supply ship was run aground by a junior officer off the coast of Bahrain shortly after the ship's master -- or captain -- left the bridge to eat dinner, an investigation revealed. The USNS Alan Shepard had finished up a maintenance period on July 15 and was on the way to a port in Bahrain when she was directed to an area just off shore to wait on a pilot. The master took the ship there and then went to eat dinner, leaving the ship in the hands of a much more junior third officer. Less than 30...
  • Matt Bracken on The Alex Jones Show

    05/17/2024 4:59:03 PM PDT · by waterhill · 23 replies
    The Alex Jones Show ^ | 5/17/24 | Me
    Matt Bracken joins Alex Jones live to reveal the Zionist plan to resettle Palestinians in the United States.
  • Spirit AeroSystems Will Lay Off 450 Workers Due To Boeing 737 MAX Slowdown

    05/17/2024 12:50:22 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    Simple Flying ^ | May 17, 2024 | AARON SPRAY
    As the seemingly unending fallout from the Boeing 737 MAX series unfolds, supplier Spirit AeroSystems has announced it will lay off around 450 workers. The decision was prompted by the Boeing 737 MAX production slowdown following a door plug blowing off an Alaska Airlines-operated 737 MAX in January. The effects of Boeing's production delays are already costing airlines and could impact airline growth for years. The Department of Justice is considering a fraud prosecution against Boeing for allegedly violating the terms of its 2021 deferred prosecution agreement related to two previous 737 MAX accidents. Spirit will lay off hundreds of...
  • Transparent bamboo: A fireproof and waterproof alternative to glass

    05/17/2024 12:08:11 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    New Atlas ^ | May 15, 2024 | Michael Irving
    Glass might soon have some competition from an unlikely rival – bamboo. Scientists in China have turned regular old bamboo into a transparent material that’s also resistant to fire and water, and suppresses smoke. Silica glass, made from sand, is still the go-to building material when you need something transparent but strong, like windows. But it’s not particularly sustainable, and can be heavy and brittle. Transparent wood has actually been muscling in on glass’s turf for a few years now. Scientists chemically remove the lignin from the wood fibers, then treat the remaining material with plexiglass or epoxy. The end...
  • Let's Play 'Spot the Secret Service Guys'...........

    05/17/2024 9:42:20 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 17, 2024 | Me
    Can you spot the Secret Service guys?.................
  • Common Medications for ADHD Linked to Increased Risk of Glaucoma

    05/17/2024 6:27:45 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | May 16, 2024 | Marina Zhang
    Common drugs prescribed to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are associated with an increased risk of glaucoma, a recent Canadian study found. Glaucoma is a progressive eye disease that causes vision loss. Angle-closure glaucoma is a subtype that contraindicates with popular ADHD drugs. Dr. Rami Darwich, an ophthalmology resident and the study’s lead author, told The Epoch Times that the study “does not establish causation but rather highlights an elevated risk of glaucoma.” Common ADHD Drugs Many popular ADHD drugs are sympathomimetic drugs, meaning they activate the sympathetic nervous system to help people focus. However, their downstream effects can inadvertently contribute...
  • Let the enemy set the conditions... O-6 Retired Special Forces Officer turned lawyer discusses lawfare going forward.

    05/16/2024 8:18:00 PM PDT · by 1st I.D Vet · 20 replies
    A retired sidekick of General Michael Flynn, O-6 Ret Special Forces officer Ivan Raiklin discusses with NPR journalist what is about to happen with all of those people who set up Gen Flynn, Trump, and many others. https://twitter.com/IvanRaiklin/status/1790813699655061952
  • European Car Makers Hitting the Brakes on Electric Vehicles

    05/16/2024 11:17:26 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    InfoWars ^ | May 16th 2024, 6:11 am | Bridget Ryder | The European Conservative
    Car manufacturers are slowing their transition to producing electric vehicles (EVs), because of low customer demand and production problems. Mercedes-Benz announced to investors in March of this year that it is going back on its pledge to sell only fully electric cars by 2030. Instead, investors were told that the company plans to continue to make gasoline-powered cars well into the next decade. Fully electric cars and hybrids will account for only up to half of its sales by 2030. It appears that carmakers are suffering after committing wholeheartedly to the ideological fad of EVs, rather than introducing them as...
  • Young transgender person attempts own mastectomy [NZ]

    05/16/2024 10:45:24 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 60 replies
    The Post NZ ^ | May 16, 2024 | Hanna McCallum
    A young transgender person’s attempt to perform their own mastectomy highlights a healthcare system where gender diverse people’s needs are being chronically unmet, experts say. An 18-year-old transgender person arrived at the emergency department several hours after attempting a mastectomy, with concerns he had damaged a nerve, according to a case report published by the New Zealand Medical Journal on Friday. The young person struggled with gender dysphoria – a clinical term used to describe the dissonance between one’s assigned gender and sense of self – and was on testosterone treatment while waiting for gender-affirmation surgery. He was unable to...
  • Single-seater electric micro-car takes aim at big city congestion

    05/16/2024 9:16:46 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 79 replies
    New Atlas ^ | May 16, 2024 | Paul Ridden
    The Zigy electric quadricycle for one is a concept study at the moment, but its designers are seeking industry partners to move to prototyping - Andrea Mocellin ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The design collaboration that brought us the Revolve wheelchair in 2021 has now turned its attention to the problem of inner-city mobility. Noting that many SUV-sized vehicles around town only have a single occupant, the team has designed a compact EV for one. The collaboration in question is between German mobility designer Andrea Mocellin and engineering consultancy Dexet Technologies. The Zigy concept was inspired by the narrow and congested roads of London,...
  • Leftists Melt Down Over NFL Kicker’s Speech Slamming Biden, LGBTQ Pride; Petition Demands Team Dismiss Him

    05/16/2024 8:50:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 41 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | May 16, 2024 | Zach Jewell
    Leftists are enraged after Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker’s commencement address at Benedictine College went viral earlier this week, and a petition calling for the Catholic player to be dismissed collected over 100,000 signatures. Butker, a three-time Super Bowl champion, delivered the commencement address at the Catholic liberal arts college in Atchison, Kansas, last weekend. During the address, he pulled no punches, calling out President Joe Biden’s support for abortion and criticizing LGBTQ “Pride month.” A Change.org petition created on Monday now calls on the Chiefs to “Dismiss Harrison Butker for Discriminatory Remarks.” “The harmful remarks made by Harrison...
  • WARP DRIVE Breakthrough Could Enable Constant-Velocity Subluminal Travel, Physics Team Says

    05/15/2024 8:45:53 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 63 replies
    The Debrief ^ | May 15, 2024 | Micah Hanks
    A novel warp drive concept that can function without any need for hypothesized exotic or negative forms of energy has been unveiled in a groundbreaking new study by leading propulsion researchers. Dubbed the “Constant-Velocity Subluminal Warp Drive,” the concept, developed by physicists with the Advanced Propulsion Laboratory at the New York-based think tank Applied Physics and from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, offers a theoretical new means of propulsion for space travel that conforms to general relativity, allowing it to operate at constant subluminal speeds with no need for unphysical forms of matter outlined in past concepts. According to...
  • T-6 Instructor Pilot Dies After Ejection Seat Goes Off on the Ground

    05/15/2024 6:01:29 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 79 replies
    www.airandspaceforces.com ^ | May 14, 2024 | David Roza
    An Air Force instructor pilot died early in the morning on May 14 from injuries sustained when the pilot’s T-6A Texan II training plane ejection seat activated during ground operations the day before, the 82nd Training Wing at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, announced in a press release. “An investigation into the cause of the incident is underway,” the wing wrote, adding that the pilot’s name is being withheld for 24 hours to notify his or her next of kin. The 82nd is the host unit at Sheppard, but the pilot was assigned to the 80th Flying Training Wing, the...
  • Archaeologists Unearth New Clues That Could Help Solve Centuries-Old “LOST COLONY” MYSTERY

    05/14/2024 10:54:18 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 40 replies
    The Debrief ^ | May 14, 2024 | Micah Hanks
    In 1587, John White and a group of approximately 115 English settlers landed on Roanoke Island off the coast of present-day North Carolina. The colony they sought to establish marked the second attempt to create a long-term presence in the New World under the direction of Sir Walter Raleigh, who instructed them to establish a city bearing his name in the vicinity of the Chesapeake Bay. However, much like the earlier failed effort under Governor Ralph Lane in 1585, White and his fellow colonists soon began to face challenges that included strained relations with the region’s Indigenous inhabitants. With hopes...
  • "The significance of life is exaggerated,"

    05/13/2024 4:21:47 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 56 replies
    X ^ | 13 May 2024 | Anton Gerashchenko
    Russia's First Channel openly urges Russian servicemen "not to wait for the drone" but to commit suicide themselves! "The significance of life is exaggerated," the propagandist argues. And he says that killing yourself on the battlefield is not suicide, but sacrifice.
  • Army officer resigns in protest of U.S. support for Israel in Gaza

    05/13/2024 2:47:02 PM PDT · by Pol-92064 · 65 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/13/24 | Alex Horton and John Hudson
    A U.S. Army officer working at the Defense Intelligence Agency has resigned from the military citing his objection to Israel’s war in Gaza, according to an open letter he published online Monday saying he is distressed that his work has contributed to the deaths of Palestinian civilians.
  • US plans to impose new major tariffs on Chinese EVs, equipment

    05/13/2024 1:21:23 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    Daily Sahbah ^ | May 13, 2024 | Staff
    This photo shows BYD electric cars awaiting to be loaded onto a ship at the international container terminal of Taicang Port at Suzhou Port, eastern Jiangsu Province, China, Sept. 11, 2023. (AFP Photo) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Biden administration is reportedly set to impose major new tariffs on electric vehicles (EVs), semiconductors, solar equipment and medical supplies imported from China, according to a U.S. official and another person familiar with the plan. Tariffs on electric vehicles, in particular, could quadruple from the existing 25% to 100%. The people described the plan on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to provide...
  • Meet the Little Chinese Car Threatening a ‘Bloodbath’ for U.S. Auto Industry

    05/13/2024 1:06:56 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 101 replies
    Headline USA ^ | May 13, 2024 | Staff
    <p>'Any car company that’s not paying attention to them as a competitor is going to be lost when they hit their market. BYD’s entry into the U.S. market isn’t an if. It's a when....'</p><p>The car, launched last year by Chinese automaker BYD, sells for around $12,000 in China, but drives well and is put together with craftsmanship that rivals U.S.-made electric vehicles that cost three times as much. A shorter-range version costs under $10,000.</p>