Salon Owner is Face of the New Civil Rights Movement

from the American Thinker:

Shelley Luther is America’s New Rosa Parks

Dallas, Texas salon owner Shelley Luther has become the face of the movement to free the nation from the oppressive lockdowns imposed by despotic governors and mayors.

She is a modern-day Rosa Parks, but more on that in a moment.

An inspiration in these dark times to patriotic Americans who yearn to have their most basic constitutional rights respected, Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail on May 5 for daring to open her salon despite emergency decrees mandating the continued forced closure of businesses like hers that have arbitrarily been deemed non-essential.

But Luther was liberated May 7 after the Supreme Court of Texas ordered her released “pending final disposition of this case.”  On May 8, Texas will allow hair salons to reopen with conditions. 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

Video Podcast – Our Nursing Homes are being Neglected

by: Brent Smith

I found an article at Conservative Review that I must share by one of my favorite writers and thinkers, Daniel Horowitz.

It’s entitled, “Secure the nursing homes, not the beaches: Most new deaths are from nursing homes.”

It got me so angry that I feel I must share it. The numbers and percentages of nursing home deaths from Covid-19 are staggering.

The politicians are to blame for this, but I guess it’s up to us to get the word out. read more

Frame Rate Insane with World’s Fastest Camera

Using ultrafast laser pulses, a new camera system can shoot at up to 70 trillion frames per second
Using ultrafast laser pulses, a new camera system can shoot at up to 70 trillion frames per second

The best phone cameras can record slow motion with under 1,000 frames per second. Commercial rigs generally shoot with several thousand. But that all absolutely pales in comparison to the new record holder for the world’s fastest camera, boasting a mind-boggling rate of 70 trillion frames per second. That’s fast enough to capture light waves in movement. read more

Oh Look! More Congressional Oversight

from OneNewsNow:

When the moral compass is broken

We have never seen anything like the three-and-a-half-year war engaged by America’s domestic enemies against an elected president.  Some might call it treason.  It sure isn’t “loyal opposition.”

Normally, we might applaud any oversight effort to keep the government honest.

But Nancy Pelosi’s new House committee to investigate disbursal of coronavirus stimulus funds is suspect from the start.

In fact, appointing people like Maxine Waters and James Clyburn is like seating the Beagle Boys on a panel studying ways to improve security at Scrooge McDuck’s Money Bin. read more

Online or Distant Learning is Paying Dividends

For some, the closure of school and being forced into online learning has been a drag. But for others, it’s been a blessing.

If there is a silver lining to any of this, it may cause some to rethink the need for, or emphasis of the brick and mortar school.

Here’s just one example.

from the Blaze:

NYC 8th-grader has advice for Mayor de Blasio and other leaders: Here’s why I’m learning so much better online than in my out-of-control city school

‘Something is wrong with our system’

Veronique Mintz is a 13-year-old eighth-grader who attends a New York City school.

And she’s fed up — fed up with her classmates, her teachers, her education. 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