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CRISPR Gene-Editing Tool Allows Flies to Ingest Poison

A fruit fly on the wing of a monarch butterfly
A fruit fly on the wing of a monarch butterfly
Julianne Pelaez

Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley have used the CRISPR gene-editing tool to give fruit flies an evolutionary advantage they’ve never had before. By making just three small changes to a single gene, the team gave the flies the ability to effectively eat poison and store it in their bodies, protecting themselves from predators in the process. read more

Got Socialism?

America found out long before we were a nation that socialism is an abject failure. In fact we had to discover it twice, the epic failure of socialism. First at Jamestown and then at the Plymouth colony. They found out the hard way. If not for capitalism, America may never have come into being.

But don’t take my word for it. History professor Larry Schweikart, for Prager University, gives a brief but concise accounting of pitfalls of socialism.

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Pretty Much Everything is Racist at San Diego City College

from Zero Hedge:

“Make America Great Again” Listed On Cali College’s “White Supremacy” Pyramid

San Diego City College hosted a white supremacist seminar in early October, distributing flyers claiming that cultural appropriation, “racist mascots,” and “Make America Great Again” are instances of white supremacy.

The event, “Confronting White Supremacy through the Arts” was hosted by co-directors of the World Cultures program at SDCC, professors Michelle Chan and Maria-Jose Zeledon-Perez.

“Come join us in confronting White Supremacy through students’ performances,” read a promotional flyer for the event, photographed by Campus Reform. “Prior to the performances, guest speakers will set the stage and contextualize what white supremacy is, its areas of activity, and how rampant it is in our society, curriculum, mindsets, and media.” read more

Weapon Wednesday – The Navy’s First Carrier-Based Drone

The MQ-25A Stingray won’t drop bombs or dogfight, but it will stretch the legs of planes that do.

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  • The MQ-25A will be the first unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to be stationed on an aircraft carrier.
  • The drone will refuel other carrier aircraft, dramatically increasing their range and ability to stay in the air.
  • The MQ-25A will hit the fleet in 2024. read more

Trump Campaign Hit With Hyperinflation

from The Washington Free Beacon:

City Charges Trump $500K, Obama $20K For Rally Security

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President Donald Trump’s campaign is threatening a lawsuit after Minneapolis city leaders charged it $530,000 for security at an event scheduled for Thursday—26 times the amount it billed former president Barack Obama for a 2009 rally.

Mayor Jacob Frey said in September that Trump’s behavior is “reprehensible” and that his “message of hatred will never be welcome in Minneapolis,” according to the Star Tribune. The Trump campaign accused Frey of “abusing the power of his office” and “conjuring a phony and outlandish bill for security.” read more

Transgenders Not Happy with Their Transformations

Oh look! It’s almost as if we predicted this – cause we did. Anyone with a brain could have predicted this.

from RedState:

Thousands Who Underwent Transition Surgery for Their Gender Dysphoria Now Want Reversals

A new report by Sky News reveals that those who considered themselves “transgender” and underwent the life-altering surgeries that allow you to “transition” from one sex to another are now seeking reversals for said surgeries by the hundreds.

The report came in the form of a video that featured an anonymous girl identified only as “Ruby” who made the decision to identify as a man back when she was 13-years-old. Now she’s 21 and has decided that the alterations she had made to her body through chemicals haven’t made her any better. read more

New Corvette Hardtop Convertible

Corvette Convertible and C8R
Like the C7 before it, the C8 Corvette was engineered as a convertible from the get-go
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Chevrolet chose an aircraft hangar in Florida as the location for the unveiling of the newest addition to the Corvette Stingray family, the 2020 Corvette convertible. read more