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An Aviation Milestone Occurred Yesterday

from SOFREP:

CHUCK YEAGER: THE AIR FORCE’S WORLD RECORD-BREAKER TURNS 97

Photos: U.S. Army Air Forces, U.S, Air Force, Chuck Yeager website

Photos: U.S. Army Air Forces, U.S, Air Force, Chuck Yeager website

Chuck Yeager always had the “Right Stuff” regardless if NASA never selected him for the space program. Yeager was a decorated fighter pilot in World War II and became a test pilot and was the first man to exceed the speed of sound in level flight.

Yeager was born to a farming family on February 13, 1923, in Myra West, Virginia. He graduated from the Class of 1941 from Hamlin High School in West Virginia. Then, in September, he enlisted in the U.S. Army.

Yeager was assigned to the Army Air Corps as a private and was a mechanic at George Air Base in Victorville California. He wasn’t eligible for flight training due to his age and his lack of education. However, three months later the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and the U.S. lowered the eligibility requirements and helped by his 20/10 vision, he was accepted into the flight program. read more

No Thought Given to the Banning of Plastic Bags

by: Preston Baines with commentary from Brent Smith

Are plastic bag bans helpful? Think twice

The article was brought to my attention by Pat Gray of the Blaze and Glenn Beck show.

(The author’s thoughts are justified left, while my brilliant commentary is indented)

It begins:
12 years ago, San Francisco became the first city in the US to ban plastic bags in a very controversial vote which was mocked by almost everybody across the country. Fast forward to today and the bans are being celebrated across the country, including around the coast of conservative South Carolina. Richland County has passed the ban in its first reading and is poised to make it the law. Lexington County appears to be headed in the same direction.

This doesn’t surprise me. This kind of stuff happens a lot in the liberal enclaves of otherwise conservative States – State capitals and big University cities and towns.

And unfortunately, these 2 counties are defined by both.

Richland and Lexington Counties basically surround Columbia, the capital of South Carolina. First, you have all the State government hacks living in these counties. So naturally, being in government these people will be more liberal.

Second, Lake Murray is in Lexington County. It’s where the wealthy and guilty white liberals either reside or have second homes. So there’s that. read more

MIT’s New Battery Technology

A breakthrough in battery architecture could lead to lithium batteries with far greater energy densities than those used today
A breakthrough in battery architecture could lead to lithium batteries with far greater energy densities than those used today
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One of the many ways scientists hope to improve the performance of today’s lithium batteries is by swapping out some of the liquid components for solid ones. Known as solid-state batteries, these experimental devices could greatly extend the life of electric vehicles and mobile devices by significantly upping the energy density packed inside. Scientists at MIT are now reporting an exciting advance toward this future, demonstrating a new type of solid-state battery architecture that overcomes some limitations of current designs. read more

So You Want to Understand the Constitution

from Zero Hedge:

If You Want To Understand The Constitution, Don’t Ask A Lawyer

Most Americans say the Constitution is important. Most Americans say it’s crucial for the government to stay within its constitutional bounds. But what exactly are the constitutional limits on federal power? How do we know?

Well, whatever you do, don’t ask a lawyer. Most of them know very little about the Constitution.

I can already hear you protesting. Lawyers know a lot about the Constitution. They learn constitutional law, for goodness sake!

But read closely what I wrote. I didn’t say they don’t know a lot about constitutional law. I said they typically don’t know a lot about the Constitution. There’s a huge difference. read more

Another MAGA Attack!

from The Blaze:

New Hampshire man arrested for assaulting 15-year-old Trump supporter at primary polling tent

Another horrible attack on MAGA supporters

Now That’s a Fine Looking Leftist!

Police say a 34-year-old man was arrested for allegedly assaulting a 15-year-old who was wearing a Trump campaign hat at a polling tent at his high school in New Hampshire.

Patrick Bredley was charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct by Windham Police.

The teen was wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat at the time of the assault, according to Fox News. read more

1958 Ferrari 335 S Spyder

The winning honour of the fifth annual The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award goes to 1958 Ferrari 335 S Spyder featuring coachwork by Scaglietti
The winning honour of the fifth annual The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award goes to 1958 Ferrari 335 S Spyder featuring coachwork by Scaglietti

The fifth Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award has been won by a 1958 Ferrari 335 S Spyder Scaglietti, completing yet another wonderful story of automotive redemption. Like several of the cars on our top 100 listing of the world’s most valuable cars, the one-of-three Ferrari factory team car spent a period of its life abandoned, before being reclaimed, restored and returned to global prominence. read more

Joke of the Day

On his 74th birthday, a man received a gift certificate from his wife. The certificate paid for a visit to a medicine man living on a nearby reservation who was rumored to have a wonderful cure for erectile dysfunction. After being persuaded, he drove to the reservation, handed his gift certificate to the medicine man and wondered what he was in for.

The medicine man slowly and methodically produced a potion, he handed it to the man and with a grip on his shoulder, warned, “This is powerful medicine. It must be respected. You take only a teaspoonful and then say ‘one-two-three.’ When you do that, you will become manlier than you have ever been in your life and you can perform as long as you want.”

The old man was encouraged. As he walked away, he turned and asked, “How do I stop the medicine from working?” read more

Radical New York Governor is Just a Typical Democrat

The policies of New York Governor have become increasingly radical over the past few years. But when you think about it, he is directly reflective of the democrat party as a whole. The whole lot of them have never been more radical then they are today. It’s almost as if they intentionally want to burn down the entire traditional American system and rebuild it in their own warped image. But that couldn’t be it – right?

from the American Thinker:

Andrew Cuomo: Criminals’ Best Friend

Thirty-five years ago, as a late teen, I came to New York to attend yeshiva.  As an avid follower of news and politics, I recall cringing every time I heard then–New York governor Mario Cuomo on the radio, as he pontificated on the issues of the day, spewing forth liberal platitudes as if they were divine truths that no one dare question, while failing to say anything of substance, as the state was falling apart.  It was a disgrace.

Seventeen years later, Cuomo’s son, Andrew, was sworn in as the 56th governor of New York.  Although none of my friends or family members voted for him, people commented at the time that Andrew Cuomo was better than his father — pro-business; anti-crime; not as politically correct; and willing to take on ultra-progressives, such as NYC mayor Bill de Blasio.  The crime rate in New York State was not escalating, the rate of businesses leaving the state was not increasing, and things seemed sort of OK for a state led by a Democrat (although issues of morality, with Cuomo’s infatuation with “gay pride” and his non-marital domestic relationship, left much to be desired). read more

Weapon Wednesday – Minuteman III ICBM Test Launch

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Clayton Wear
  • The new U.S. Space Force saw one of its most important missions so far today as it helped test an intercontinental ballistic missile.
  • The Minuteman III missile sent a reentry vehicle over four thousand miles to land at Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific. read more