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Come on you apes!

| September 15, 2020 | 21 Comments
Come on you apes!

“You want to live forever?” Robert Heinlein attributed that line to an “unknown platoon sergeant, 1918.” In reality, the line came from Sergeant Major Daniel Daly, USMC circa 1918 in the trenches of France. I discussed him here, but his quote is said to have been something along the lines of “Come on, you sons […]

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New Tool for Devil Docs

| August 19, 2020 | 16 Comments
New Tool for Devil Docs

U.S. Navy Corpsmen with I Marine Expeditionary Force inspect the intravenous blood transfusion equipment and attend to a simulated patient during Valkyrie Emergency Whole Blood Transfusion Training program at Camp Pendleton, Calif., on May 14, 2020. US Marine Corps Photo A “Walking Blood Bank.” Talk about Just-In-Time Inventory! ‘Valkyrie’ Blood Transfusion System Hopes to Give […]

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom: Time to ‘Sober Up’ About Green Energy’s Flaws

| August 18, 2020 | 76 Comments
California Gov. Gavin Newsom: Time to ‘Sober Up’ About Green Energy’s Flaws

Flawed Energy Sources Economic realities concerning “renewable” energy sources have finally hit home in California, and Governor Newsom (D)is forced to face the realities. The over-reliance on solar and wind power has resulted in outages for hundreds of thousands of consumers when those sources failed to produce. Poetrooper sends. Author: JOEL B. POLLAK California Gov. […]

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Air Force pilot to face virtual dogfight with AI foe

| August 15, 2020 | 16 Comments
Air Force pilot to face virtual dogfight with AI foe

On Thursday this week the Air Force will pit one of its elite fighter pilots against a computer in a virtual dog fight. The DARPA program will consist of three days of trials and tests for their artificial intelligence systems. The USAF Weapons School-trained F-16 pilot will face off against eight AI teams’ systems to […]

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Power Plants Planning

| August 4, 2020 | 36 Comments
Power Plants Planning

As the UK and Euro zone people are slowly finding out, and we’re slowly beginning to realize, wind and solar plants are not necessarily the best choices for power generation for a large populace.  They are not reliable. They are easily damaged, destructive of the environment and wildlife, and when the parts have to be […]

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U.S. Again Used Missile With Long Blades to Kill al Qaeda Leader

| June 26, 2020 | 32 Comments
U.S. Again Used Missile With Long Blades to Kill al Qaeda Leader

AGM-114 R9X Hellfire The Hellfire R9X is an AGM-114 variant that utilizes kinetic blades in lieu of an explosive warhead, intended to reduce collateral damage when targeting specific individuals. First deployed in 2017, its existence has been public since 2019. This variant was used in the killing of Jamal Ahmad Mohammad Al Badawi, accused mastermind […]

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Transatlantic Sahara Dust Cloud Projected

| June 21, 2020 | 14 Comments
Transatlantic Sahara Dust Cloud Projected

  Saharan dust makes it all the way across the Atlantic to the Gulf of Mexico and then moves up the USA east coast. https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/abnormally-large-dust-cloud-making-5000-mile-trek-across-atlantic/761708 And this from NASA as the cloud grew bigger: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2020/nasa-observes-large-saharan-dust-plume-over-atlantic-ocean NWS (National Weather Service) gives us both a satellite image of the dust cloud and a very cool video graphic […]

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There could be more than 30 alien civilizations in the Milky Way

| June 16, 2020 | 30 Comments
There could be more than 30 alien civilizations in the Milky Way

By: Bill Watterson By Chris Ciaccia If extraterrestrial civilizations exist, we may not have to go too far to find them. A new study from researchers at the U.K.’s University of Nottingham suggests there are 36 planets in the Milky Way galaxy, a calculation the experts have dubbed “the Astrobiological Copernican Limit.” “The classic method […]

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