Memorial Day Remembrance

Memorial Day is a very important time to show solemn respect to all those Americans who died in wars, across the globe and in our own fields and forests. Pay special honor to their families who sacrificed so much – so we may live in freedom. Because of these heroes, we enjoy the blessings of liberty, protected from ruthless tyrants who still roam the earth, desperately seeking to enslave humanity.

But don’t forget to celebrate. Celebrate and raise a glass to the men and women who volunteered to fight on our behalf and made the ultimate sacrifice.

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Air Jordons Smash Auction Records

The1985 Air Jordan 1 Vintage Originals were produced for Jordan in the white, black and red of his Chicago Bulls, and were the colourway he wore most often on court. In 1984, Nike gave Jordan a signature line of shoes and clothes – a crucial, unprecedented move to entice Michael Jordan to sign with Nike. Produced between February to April 1985, Jordan wore this pair of Air Jordan 1s during an early, pivotal point of his career, catalysing an unprecedented sales spike and paving the way for Scottie Pippen, Penny Hardaway, Charles Barkley, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and LeBron James to have their own signature shoes … and ultimately for the birth of sneaker culture.
The1985 Air Jordan 1 Vintage Originals were produced for Jordan in the white, black and red of his Chicago Bulls, and were the colourway he wore most often on court. In 1984, Nike gave Jordan a signature line of shoes and clothes – a crucial, unprecedented move to entice Michael Jordan to sign with Nike. Produced between February to April 1985, Jordan wore this pair of Air Jordan 1s during an early, pivotal point of his career, catalysing an unprecedented sales spike and paving the way for Scottie Pippen, Penny Hardaway, Charles Barkley, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and LeBron James to have their own signature shoes … and ultimately for the birth of sneaker culture.
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With three days left, the first pair of Air Jordan 1s have already reached $240,000. read more

Another Old Treatment shows Promise Battling Covid-19

As time passes and the scientific and medical community become more aware of exactly what Covid-19 is and is capable of, more and more treatments are surfacing.

But it seems that in many cases, the treatments developed are not new and cutting edge, but have been with us for sometimes multiple decades.

And such it is with this latest therapy, convalescent plasma, which has been around much longer than has hydroxychloroquine – some 140 years.

This plasma treatment, which is basically a transfusion of plasma from a patient that has had the virus and recovered, thus developing antibodies, to a sick, sometimes critically ill patients. Thus far the results are promising with no side effects. read more

Happy Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in May.  Thanks to President Harry S. Truman, it’s a day to pay special tribute to the men and women of the Armed Forces. President Truman led the effort to establish a holiday in order for citizens to unite and to honor our military heroes for their patriotic service in support of the United States of America.

Armed Forces Day is a joint celebration of all six branches of the U.S. military: Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, and yes, even the newly created Space Force. It differs from Veterans Day and Memorial Day in that it also pays tribute to all those in current active duty, but also includes the men and women who have served in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Space Force and Coast Guard, including the National Guard and Reserve components. read more

An Inspiring Real-Life Lord of the Flies Story

from the Guardian:

The real Lord of the Flies: what happened when six boys were shipwrecked for 15 months

A still from the 1963 film of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies.

A still from the 1963 film of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies. Photograph: Ronald Grant

 

When a group of schoolboys were marooned on an island in 1965, it turned out very differently from William Golding’s bestseller, writes Rutger Bregman.

For centuries western culture has been permeated by the idea that humans are selfish creatures. That cynical image of humanity has been proclaimed in films and novels, history books and scientific research. But in the last 20 years, something extraordinary has happened. Scientists from all over the world have switched to a more hopeful view of mankind. This development is still so young that researchers in different fields often don’t even know about each other. read more

WND Exclusive – The closest we’ve come to having a dictator

by Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

Almost since his inauguration, many on the left have insisted that President Trump has had a desire to become America’s first dictator.

Admittedly, many of us on the right also thought this of the president. But it didn’t take long for Trump to prove us wrong – and I have personally been more than happy to admit that I was.

However, when it comes to dictator wannabes, there have been at least a few, and all have had one thing in common. They’ve all been Democrats.

Andrew Jackson, was our first Democratic president and monarchical aspirant, which is how he earned the nickname, King Andrew. Others include Lyndon Johnson, Barack Obama and, of course, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

But there was another, and he still holds the title of Worst of the Worst. I’m speaking of none other than Thomas Woodrow Wilson, 28th president of the United States. He is the father of modern-day leftist authoritarian progressivism – right out of Fabian Socialist academia. read more

Colorblindness May Become a Thing of the Past

A small trial has demonstrated a gene therapy for treating color blindness as safe in adults, paving the way for larger trials in younger patients
A small trial has demonstrated a gene therapy for treating color blindness as safe in adults, paving the way for larger trials in younger patients

The results of a first human trial testing a gene therapy for complete color blindness have been published in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology. The research suggests the experimental gene therapy is safe, and potentially efficacious, opening the door to larger human trials in the future. read more

Weapon Wednesday – Navy’s First Submerged Circumnavigation

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  • For much of their history submarines have spent most of their time on the surface, only submerging to make attacks.
  • But the arrival of nuclear power allowed a submarine to stay underwater indefinitely.
  • Operation Sandblast demonstrated to the world that submarines could now spend an entire patrol underwater. read more

The Swimming Spinosaurus

New tail fossils reveal that Spinosaurus was an aquatic dinosaur
New tail fossils reveal that Spinosaurus was an aquatic dinosaur

A new Spinosaurus fossil has revealed that this gigantic predatory dinosaur was a proficient swimmer. The first fossil of the creature’s tail has been discovered, revealing large spines that indicate a paddle shape like a crocodile’s tail – the first dinosaur to show any kind of aquatic adaptation. read more

We Need to Decide Our Future – Post-Coronavirus

from Victor Davis Hanson for Fox News:

After coronavirus — will America be a roaring giant or crying baby?

Marshal Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto commanded the Imperial Japanese Navy in World War II until he was killed in April 1943. Despite the dialogue from the 1970 WWII film “Tora! Tora! Tora!” Yamamoto probably did not say in the aftermath of the Pearl Harbor attack, “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.”

But Yamamoto likely either wrote or said something similar: “I can run wild for six months … after that, I have no expectation of success.”

Yamamoto summed up a general feeling among the Japanese admirals that the huge industrial capacity of the U.S. — which had been asleep during the Great Depression — along with the righteous anger and frenzy of an aroused American democracy would ensure the destruction of the Japanese Empire in short order.

They were right. read more