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

Timeline of of the Michael Flynn Set Up

Any honest person must conclude by now that General Michael Flynn was set up. And his only crime was being a member of the Trump campaign.

And the set up now appears to have been orchestrated by former president Barack Obama, and his entire dirty, vindictive inner circle.

Watch Glenn Beck as he and his research team expose the Obamagate timeline on his now famous chalkboard: read more

Portable Inflatable Bike

The Poimo portable ebike prototype currently needs an external air compressor, but a production model would have that built in
The Poimo portable ebike prototype currently needs an external air compressor, but a production model would have that built in
Tokyo University

We’ve seen our share of portable ebikes, but this adorable little cutie takes things to the next level. Presented at this year’s ACM CHI conference on Human Factors in Computing, Poimo (POrtable and Inflatable MObility) is an inflatable ebike that fits in a small backpack when you’re not riding it. read more

Pentagon Declassifies UFOs. Does this Legitimize them?

from the American Spectator:

UFOs Get Realer

Science is real. UFOS are realer.

The Pentagon confirmed it late last month. They declassified three UFO videos. Only they weren’t UFOS — they were UAPs [Unidentified Aerial Phenomena]. That’s military lingo for UFOs. Defense doesn’t like to say UFOs. It makes them sound kooky. Kooky gets in the way of military procurement. You need gravitas when you ask for $718 billion. UFOs are anti-gravitas.

Which is why on April 27 the Pentagon felt put out when it released those three videos of UAPs, or Unidentified Aerial Phenomena, and admitted they’re real and they’re spectacular, to borrow a Seinfeld phrase. But never mind — “Look over there! A pandemic!” read more

New Style Wave Pool

Surf Lakes' functioning 5 Waves prototype, in the town of Yeppoon
Surf Lakes’ functioning 5 Waves prototype, in the town of Yeppoon
Surf Lakes

In most surf parks, surfers ride artificially-generated waves down the length of an oblong pool. Unfortunately, such an arrangement limits the number of people who can rides the waves at once … which is where the 5 Waves system comes in.

Designed by Australian engineering firm Engenuity Solutions, the setup consists of a large sort-of-pentagonal pool with a piston-like wave-generating mechanism in the middle. The latter is powered by a compressed air system, rising up as air is pumped into it, then plunging down into the water as that air is suddenly released. read more

Exposing the Arbery Shooting Lies

from RedState:

The Definitive Debunking of the Lies Surrounding the Ahmaud Arbery Shooting

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Ahmaud Arbery. (Courtesy of the Arbery Family)

As with most controversial news stories, the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery has garnered nationwide attention and sparked a fierce debate in the public square. It has also generated no small level of misinformation being disseminated about the incident.

Some of these individuals seem to have all but dismissed the McMichael’s role in the incident and focused primarily on villainizing the young man whose life was taken under the guise of “getting all of the facts.” But those who are intent on smearing Arbery are building their case on falsehoods rather than actual facts. read more

Weapon Wednesday – Replacing the UH-60 Black Hawk

Defiant Vs. Valor: Inside the Head-to-Head Helo Battle To Replace the Black Hawk

The UH-60 Black Hawk is a helicopter legend, and the battle to replace it is heating up.

In 2022 the Army will choose a new aircraft to replace its Reagan-era UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. Two contenders from Sikorsky-Boeing and Bell will battle it out to become the winner of the Service’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) program and the Army’s next combat helo when it deploys in 2030.

But “helicopter” isn’t even the right word to describe these two aerial beasts.

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The Black Hawk helicopter.