Weapon Wednesday – F/A-18 Ski Jump Take Off

A F/A-18 Super Hornet taking off from ski-jump ramp for the first time
A F/A-18 Super Hornet taking off from ski-jump ramp for the first time
Boeing

Boeing’s F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jet has made its first launch from a “ski jump” ramp. No, it’s not a dare or some weird new winter sport but a demonstration conducted with the US Navy to show the Indian Navy that the Super Hornet can safely operate from its ski-jump-ramp-equipped aircraft carriers. read more

A Government Waste Report

from Campus Reform:

Rand Paul’s annual Festivus Report reveals how government forked over millions to universities for ridiculous studies

Sen. Rand Paul’s annual government waste analysis showed that federal bureaucracies wasted millions of dollars commissioning strange research studies at universities.

These studies involved giving cigarettes to kids, developing a smart toilet that videotapes users while they defecate, and testing whether consumers like the taste of cricket powder.

Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) annual government waste report revealed that the federal government spent millions of dollars commissioning strange research studies at universities. read more

Pelosi and the Dems have gone Gender-Mad

from One News Now:

Did GOP gains trigger gender-focused ridiculousness?He/She/They: Why Gender Pronouns Matter and What it Means to be Non-Binary  | NewsCenter | SDSU

Republicans think Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats are focusing the House on “nonsense,” and a conservative youth organization points out that the House speaker is not following her own rules.

The California Democrat claims the new rules are meant to make the new Congress “the most inclusive in history.” read more

Manta’s Hybrid eVTOL

Manta's one-third scale prototype hybrid VTOL/STOL aircraft is nearly ready for flight tests
Manta’s one-third scale prototype hybrid VTOL/STOL aircraft is nearly ready for flight tests
Manta Aircraft

Switzerland’s Manta Aircraft is working on a flexible hybrid-electric canard aircraft design that will be capable of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) or efficient short take-off and landing (STOL) operations. A one-third scale model has been built, and the team is preparing for its first flight tests. read more

Speaking of Public Health Emergencies and Guns

by: Brent Smith

I’d like to provide a little analysis and perspective on a recent Blaze article I read a couple of days ago.

The article, which is chilling at best is entitled, “NY Democrat introduces bill allowing gov to ‘order the removal,’ detention of people with contagious diseases.”

New York’s Libertarian Party is speaking out against new legislation that would vastly expand the power of the state’s governor, permitting the detainment of individuals deemed to “pose an imminent and significant threat to the public health” by being a “suspected case, contact or carrier of a contagious disease.”

Well that sounds reasonable and just what springs to mind when one thinks of a free society – guilty until proven innocent. read more

Repellent Better than DEET

The introduced bacteria will both mask odors produced by bacteria in the skin's microbiome, along with producing repellent odors of their own
The introduced bacteria will both mask odors produced by bacteria in the skin’s microbiome, along with producing repellent odors of their own
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DEET may be an effective mosquito repellent, but it can cause irritation, and has to be reapplied every few hours. Scientists are now working on a more innocuous, longer-laster alternative, that involves introducing genetically engineered bacteria to people’s skin.

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WND Exclusive – Sorry, but I don’t Believe in the ‘New Strain’ of Coronavirus – Not Yet Anyway

from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

With everything we’ve experienced this past year, I feel myself growing more cynical and, frankly, a bit misanthropic.

I recently recorded a podcast where I described my disappointment at how easily the vast majority of people just accepted the ridiculous mandates and governmental edicts and did so, quite willingly, because of safety.

For we know there is no higher purpose of government than to keep us safe, at all cost, despite ourselves.

We just keep complying with all the nonsense, even after everything we’ve witnessed, all the proven misinformation and shifting goalposts. read more