Introducing the Lone Ultracar

That horrifying alien-like growth is a brake caliper, folks, designed using a proprietary generative process Panopoulos calls "anadiaplasi"
That horrifying alien-like growth is a brake caliper, folks, designed using a proprietary generative process Panopoulos calls “anadiaplasi”
Spyros Panopoulos

Extreme hypercars have come at us thick and fast in the last couple of years, but none more extreme than this. Greek drag racing tuner Spyros Panopoulos – and surely there can be no more Greek a name than that – is preparing to launch a combustion car so ludicrously overpowered that he feels it belongs in a whole new category above hypercars and megacars: the lone ultracar. read more

A Force Fed Call to Prayer

by: Brent Smith

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A good portion of America is still hopelessly stuck at home. Maybe you’re a single Mom or Dad, already going crazy, with maybe a house full of children who would normally be in school. You love your family – your children, but honestly, this stay at home thing is wearing a bit thin.

And I forgot to mention – you’re a leftist and an atheist – maybe living in say … Minneapolis.

And then, imagine if you will, this begins.

At 5:15 in the morning, as you and your entire family are sound asleep, you are abruptly awakened by the droning of a Christian Minister and the shriek of a Church choir. And for 3 to 5 minutes, 5 times a day, every day – at sunrise (pre-dawn) midday, afternoon, sunset, and night, this goes on.

You have to endure shouting and singing about how great God is.

How is this happening? I’m trapped at home having to endure this day in and day out.

You’re an atheist! Heck, even the sight of a religious symbol like a cross displayed in a public place gives you the heebie geebies! And now your local government officials – the Mayor and city council – leftists just like you, or so you thought, have given special permission to these bible thumpers to broadcast their myopic message, via loudspeakers, all over the city? read more

Weapon Wednesday – The A-10 Will Keep Flying

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  • The A-10 Warthog, which first entered service in the late 1970s, will keep flying in Air Force service until 2040—or later.
  • The A-10 will only be restricted to combat against enemies with little or no air defenses, ending the jet’s career as a tank killer.

The U.S. Air Force has decided to keep the A-10 “Warthog” close air support jet in service until 2040. The jet, designed to dominate Cold War battlefields, will still be flying 50 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union. That’s the good news. The bad news? The service is downgrading the jet’s mission, from one flying over tank columns on the ground to bombing bandits and insurgents in lightly defended airspace. read more

Turns Out Cultural Appropriation Isn’t Bad – If You’re a Democrat

from the Washington Free Beacon:

Rep. Mucarsel-Powell’s Problematic Costume Choices Aren’t A Problem

Even Democrats deserve the right to culturally appropriate

Freshman representative Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D., Fla.) appears to gain enjoyment from the appropriation of different cultures, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. Even Democrats deserve the right to culturally appropriate, so long as they aren’t blatantly racist about it (sorry, Ralph Northam).

Social media posts reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon appear to show Mucarsel-Powell successfully appropriating Indian culture. The answer to your question is: Both.

One image shows Mucarsel-Powell enjoying a Bollywood-themed 40th birthday celebration in 2011. Yes, there’s a dot on her forehead, but who cares? She looks great, and will only turn 40 once. Congrats!

Another (undated) image shows the congresswoman posing in costume as the other kind of Indian—or indigenous person of North America, in the politically correct parlance of our times. She looks very happy, and the feather in her headdress stands tall and firm like a beacon of freedom. It turns out Democrats are capable of embracing and promoting freedom, even if their party opposes it on all fronts.

Mucarsel-Powell’s companion is dressed as a ballerina, which is quite boring in comparison. A ballerina has never been featured on U.S. currency, for example, and that’s probably for the best.

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Tethered Drones May Replace Wind Turbines

Prototype Ampyx Power drone in flight
Prototype Ampyx Power drone in flight
Ampyx Power

Wind turbine towers have become a familiar sight in many parts of the world, but if Ampyx Power has its way, they could be replaced with fleets of tethered drones. Supported by ESA’s Navigation Innovation and Support Programme (NAVISP), the Dutch company is working on kite-like autonomous aircraft that harness the energy of high-altitude winds to run generators on the ground. read more

Feral Hogs don’t Practice Social Distancing

Well this is new and certainly something that most would neither think or worry about. But it sure appears to be an ongoing problem and evidently feral hogs don’t practice social distancing.

from the Federalist:

Hog Hunting In The Time Of Coronavirus

In Texas, you can still hunt feral hogs despite the lockdowns. Just make sure you prepare like it’s the end of the world.

Preparing for a hog hunt is like preparing for the end of the world. You need a reliable rifle and ammunition, of course, but you also need a bunch of other stuff—a sidearm, maps, binoculars, compass, flashlight, knife, raingear, boots, food and water, two-way radios. Once you’re all geared up, you can’t help but think that if the end came, you’d be ready. read more

Reversing Diabetes through CRISPR Gene Editing

Microscopic image of insulin-secreting beta cells (insulin in green), made from stem cells produced from the skin of a patient with a rare, genetic form of insulin
Microscopic image of insulin-secreting beta cells (insulin in green), made from stem cells produced from the skin of a patient with a rare, genetic form of insulin
Washington University

For a few years now, scientists at Washington University have been working on techniques to turn stem cells into pancreatic beta cells as a way of addressing insulin shortages in diabetics. After some promising recent strides, the team is now reporting another exciting breakthrough, combining this technique with the CRISPR gene-editing tool to reverse the disease in mice. read more