Bugatti’s Bolide Hypercar

The Bugatti Bolide is an absolute glove-slap to the face of every other hypercar that sells itself on performance and then weighs itself down with luxury
The Bugatti Bolide is an absolute glove-slap to the face of every other hypercar that sells itself on performance and then weighs itself down with luxury

Bugatti has released a photo dump showing its nascent Bolide hypercar getting a little coy with some of its clothes off. Currently #6 on our list of the world’s most powerful cars, the 1,825-hp Bolide prototype is an epically raw rejection of luxury. read more

Pay Off Student debt – Mike Rowe says Not So Fast

by: Brent Smith

Most of us know at least one sorry soul who exited college with a massive debt load. But despite our esoteric want for some form of government payoff of their debt, the heart can’t overwhelm the head.

Individually we all wish that the friend or relative could have their debt erased, but as nation, we realize that we can’t just willy-nilly pick winners and losers – like our friend or family member will be made whole, but others are on their own.

So the only fair alternative is for government to just butt-out. It may seem uncaring, but that’s the way it has to be.

Many would say that it’s just unfair to saddle our young people with that huge yoke of debt, but it’s more unfair to force others to pay for it.

Thankfully I have one who is much more intelligent than I who agrees.

Mike Rowe, of Dirty Jobs fame, is that more intelligent man.

from the Blaze:

Mike Rowe exposes the student debt cancellation scam

‘Tuition will never come back to earth, if we bail out those who borrowed more than they could repay’

In another articulate and insightful Facebook post, Mike Rowe of “Dirty Jobs” fame explained why he doesn’t support student loan forgiveness and why he pities those who were “possibly sold a bill of goods” by going into debt for a four-year college degree.

“Lots of people on this page have asked me to comment on the various proposals to forgive hundreds of billions of dollars in student debt. Many it seems, suspect that I’ll be supportive of these efforts, since I’ve written at length about the outrageous rise of college tuition, and the scandalous ways in which hundreds of thousands of students have been conned into borrowing ridiculous sums of money to purchase degrees that never lead to an actual job,” Rowe wrote. “Well, for the record, I do not support student loan forgiveness.”

Democratic politicians such as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) have recently championed the idea of canceling up to $50,000 in federal student loan debt for each individual with government loans. Rowe argues that such a policy is fundamentally unfair, “especially to the millions of Americans who have paid their college debts, and sacrificed much to do so.” He also says that American colleges and universities will be incentivized to increase their already skyrocketing tuition rates because now the government is sending a signal that it will pay off student loan bills even if students can’t.

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Do What You Can this Christmas Season

Hey All.

I have shied away from some requests such as this in the past, but this one is for my kid.

Below is a fundraiser my son Brandon and his friends set up for a schoolmate of theirs.

I know it’s right before Christmas and some are already financially stretched, but please give what you can.
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Samsung’s MicroLED TV

Samsung's 110 in MicroLED TV has a resolution of 4K and displays 100 percent of the DCI and Adobe RGB color gamuts
Samsung’s 110 in MicroLED TV has a resolution of 4K and displays 100 percent of the DCI and Adobe RGB color gamuts

A few years ago Samsung unveiled The Wall, a huge display that was more billboard than home entertainment. Now the company is bringing the technology behind it, MicroLED, to consumer-ready TVs – although we’d imagine it’s still too much for most consumers to handle.

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Say No Más to Masks!

by: Brent Smith

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I wear glasses. Big surprise to anyone who’s watched my videos.

However, one thing I don’t wear is a mask. Ok, every once in a blue moon. Let’s just say almost never. But on the occasion that I must, I noticed something both frustrating and quite interesting.

Almost immediately upon donning my symbol of fear and submissiveness, my glasses fogged up.

I can’t be the only one this happens to, but it seems at times that I’m the only one that questions the efficacy of a prosthetic that clearly leaks, allowing unfiltered air both inhaled and exhaled.

Now I’m no doctor, scientist or degreed researcher in the field of epidemiology, but I have a brain – I can think for myself. And if I can figure this out, it seems clear that anyone could, should they just take a second and think about it.

And if it appears that I’m on a crusade, of sorts, to end the widespread use of these phony security blankets – I am!

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New M1 Abrams Tank-Bridge

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  • The Joint Assault Bridge (JAB) is designed to lay bridges over water and other obstacles.
  • The JAB ensures that Army units always have a portable bridge handy capable of handling the weight of tanks.
  • The new bridge layer replaces an older model that’s more than 50 years old. read more

The COVID Vaccine will Change Everything – NOT

by: Brent Smith

It was a stormy Monday. I remember it well, as this particular Monday was different from all other Mondays. And I do remember it well for its momentousness and that it was just day before yesterday. Can you recall where you were when you heard the news that Sandra Lindsay, an ICU nurse at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Queens, New York City, was the first American to receive the COVID vaccine?

I was in my office, some 250 miles away, but would swear that I heard trumpets sound as they hailed the end of the COVID scourge. Maybe it wasn’t trumpets. Maybe it was the feckless dronings of America’s worst Governor, Andrew Cuomo, as he tried to horn in on the action, congratulating those involved as if they were Neil Armstrong after his first Moon walk. read more

Mutually-Assured Destruction is the Key to Washington Detente

by: Brent Smith

Mr. Reagan has some interesting insight as to why justice never befalls any of the major bad actors in Washington D.C. It’s because almost all the major players in D.C. politics are compromised to some degree – on both sides. It’s why attempted coups can happen and no one except a two-bit fall guy or two ever get indicted, found guilty and punished. And when I say punished, I mean sentenced to an effective time-out, when many should be terminally behind bars.

And this détente between beltway dems and Republicans allowed the Russia collusion hoax to drag on as long as it did. Trump was an outsider – not part of the beltway swamp, so he was fair game. His ouster would not upset the balance.

Mr. Reagan’s theory of mutually assured destruction is quite sound. Thank you to Julie for bringing this to my attention.

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Rides in Electric Air Taxi Already Sold Out

The Volocopter 2X made its first manned flight over Singapore’s Marina Bay in October 2019
The Volocopter 2X made its first manned flight over Singapore’s Marina Bay in October 2019

Germany’s Volocopter has committed to launching commercial eVTOL flights in Singapore “within the next two to three years,” and advance tickets have already sold out to early adopters eager to take the first joyrides in this electric air taxi.

The company has been very active in Singapore, where it’s done several test flights, including a high-profile manned flight late in 2019. Singapore doesn’t strike us as a market that’s crying out for air taxis, what with its very small area, well-ordered roads and terrific MRT subway system. It barely cracks the top 100 in TomTom’s list of cities ranked by traffic congestion, and we’ve never found it anywhere near as annoying getting from A to B there as in, say, Los Angeles, or Bangkok.

It does have plenty of money, though, and a solid tech research sector, and evidently several friendly government bodies, including the local aviation authority.

“Singapore is renowned for its leading role in adapting and living new technologies,” says Florian Reuter, CEO of Volocopter. “Our successful cooperation with the Economic Development Board, Ministry of Transport, and Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore on our previous flight has shown that there is no better place in Asia to launch our electric air taxi services than in Singapore. The city’s research institutes conducting R&D play an integral part in this. Topics like route validation for autonomous operations, material science, and research regarding battery technology are very important for our long-term business success.”

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