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‘Star Wars’ vindicated! replies
Posted by DVC 4/21/2024 9:59:02 AM Post Reply
I was in the United States Navy, embarked on a guided missile frigate, when President Ronald Reagan gave his landmark speech in 1983 introducing the concept of an advanced integrated weapons system to defend the United States and our allies from attacks from nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles. Reagan was a staunch critic of the doctrine of Mutually Assured Destruction, or MAD, which since the proliferation of nuclear weapons in the 1950s had been in place to in theory preclude the first use of nuclear weapons. [snip] Reagan was convinced that the Soviet Union would be unable to match the United States
Russia Accidentally Sank Own Ship During
Baltic Navy Drills
Posted by DVC 4/12/2024 6:52:08 PM Post Reply
Russia has accidentally sunk one of its own ships with a missile during naval drills off the coast of the Kaliningrad region, killing three crew members and injuring four others, according to local media reports. During a Baltic Fleet exercise on March 19, a missile mistakenly blew up the trawler Captain Lobanov, independent television channel TV Rain (Dozhd) reported, citing a relative of one of the crew members. Three crew members were killed, four more were wounded, and the captain's cabin was destroyed, the source said. Authorities reported at the time that a "fire" broke out on the ship, and that just one person was killed.
The Washington Post, misleading down to
the subheadlines
Posted by DVC 4/7/2024 10:26:20 AM Post Reply
Even the subheadlines are substandard at the Washington Post. In “Gazans go hungry as aid groups step back” (04/04/24), the subheadline reads, “Israel’s war has wrecked Hamas civilian rule, with no alternative in place.” The anti-Israel bias at the Post is as clear as the clearest day. It is not “Israel’s war.” To say so exposes the authors’ animus against Israel, ignoring how this war started and who the perpetrators were. To remind The Washington Post, on October 7, thousands of Hamas combatants followed by Gazan civilians stormed through the borders of Israel, murdering; mutilating civilians, including children and babies; and taking hundreds of hostages, including babies.
Don’t say you weren’t warned replies
Posted by DVC 4/6/2024 4:38:17 PM Post Reply
Iran's stern warning that the United States must "bear responsibility" for an Israeli airstrike on its consulate in Damascus, despite U.S. claims of non-involvement, marks a tense moment in international relations. This incident, which resulted in the deaths of senior Iranian military commanders, exacerbates already strained U.S.-Iran relations and highlights the complex geopolitical dynamics in the Middle East. Iran's vow for revenge introduces a precarious element to the situation, especially against the backdrop of concerns about sleeper terror cells within the U.S. The presence of these cells, believed by many to be a consequence of lax border security policies, poses a significant domestic threat, potentially enabling Tehran
Kamala continues her brutal battle with facts replies
Posted by DVC 4/6/2024 3:11:39 PM Post Reply
There are some people who aren't articulate despite possessing the knowledge. There are others who are adept wordsmiths but possess no knowledge. Most overcome either of these shortcomings by burning their midnight oil. There are a rare kind who are not only inarticulate and ignorant but are too lazy to apply themselves even minimally. Then there is Kamala Harris. She is not only nation's primary world salad chef but the leader of the league of ignoramuses. And that's not all, she also has no self-awareness and probably thinks of herself as abundantly talented. This rules out the possibility of any remedial measures. Kamala has consistently achieved a rare and most undesirable kind of inconsistency.
Second channel opened allowing some vessels
to bypass wreckage at Baltimore bridge
collapse site
Posted by DVC 4/3/2024 11:17:50 AM Post Reply
Crews opened a second temporary channel on Tuesday allowing a limited amount of marine traffic to bypass the wreckage of Baltimore's collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge, which had blocked the vital port's main shipping channel since its destruction one week ago. Work is ongoing to open a third channel that will allow larger vessels to pass through the bottleneck, officials announced at a news conference Tuesday afternoon. The channels are primarily open primarily to vessels that are helping with the cleanup effort, along with some barges and tugs that have been stuck in the Port of Baltimore.
The Law’s Inexorable Logic Should Eventually
Favor Trump
Posted by DVC 4/3/2024 10:59:00 AM Post Reply
The current status of the New York civil fraud case that New York Attorney Letitia James filed against Donald Trump, and that resulted in a huge ruling against him, thanks to Judge Arthur Engoron, is just a little bit of a puzzle. In the short term, Trump is on defense, but the wheels of justice should turn and place him on offense. Understanding that requires us to look at the logic of the law, a subject at once fascinating and exacting and, sometimes, very surprising. The role of logic in law is one of the features of the law that most non-lawyers misunderstand.
Start With Construction replies
Posted by DVC 4/3/2024 10:47:57 AM Post Reply
When a future administration someday deals sternly with this nation-dividing issue of illegal immigration, they’ll need to begin by removing the job thieves imported here by cartels from South America and elsewhere. They’ll also have to heavily fine, if not bankrupt, some of the companies hiring these illegals. They must start the deportations with construction workers here illegally in the U.S. According to conservative estimates, 25-30% of all construction workers in the U.S. are illegal immigrants. That thirty percent amounts to 3.3 million illegal workers in construction alone. People who empathize with the imported job thieves misplace their sympathy at the expense of their friends, neighbors, kin, and themselves. .
China’s Abandoned, Obsolete Electric
Cars Are Piling Up in Cities
Posted by DVC 4/2/2024 11:46:52 PM Post Reply
On the outskirts of the Chinese city of Hangzhou, a small dilapidated temple overlooks a graveyard of sorts: a series of fields where hundreds upon hundreds of electric cars have been abandoned among weeds and garbage. Outrider Foundation logo Visual media produced in partnership with Outrider Foundation. Similar pools of unwanted battery-powered vehicles have sprouted up in at least half a dozen cities across China, though a few have been cleaned up. In Hangzhou, some cars have been left for so long that plants are sprouting from their trunks. Others were discarded in such a hurry that fluffy toys still sit on their dashboards. The scenes recall the aftermath of the nation’s bike-sharing crash
The Bike-Share Oversupply in China: Huge
Piles of Abandoned and Broken Bicycles
Posted by DVC 4/2/2024 11:40:23 PM Post Reply
Last year, bike sharing took off in China, with dozens of bike-share companies quickly flooding city streets with millions of brightly colored rental bicycles. However, the rapid growth vastly outpaced immediate demand and overwhelmed Chinese cities, where infrastructure and regulations were not prepared to handle a sudden flood of millions of shared bicycles. Riders would park bikes anywhere, or just abandon them, resulting in bicycles piling up and blocking already-crowded streets and pathways. As cities impounded derelict bikes by the thousands, they moved quickly to cap growth and regulate the industry. Vast piles of impounded, abandoned, and broken bicycles have become a familiar sight in many big cities.
Florida Sheriff Notes Odds of Dead Home
Invaders Re-Offending: ‘Zero’
Posted by DVC 3/28/2024 11:53:09 AM Post Reply
Sheriff Bob Johnson of Santa Rosa County, Florida, stands by 2022 comments he made encouraging homeowners to shoot intruders and points out the odds of a dead intruder committing another offense are “zero.” [snip] And we like those odds, which we do.” He continued, “And in Santa Rosa County, we have a very high percentage of the population that have weapons, and I promote the use of them if you’re in your house. And somebody kicks your door in because they’re not coming in to give you a hug or to give you cookies, they’re coming in to commit felonies.”
The red pill of Obamacare replies
Posted by DVC 3/27/2024 11:47:01 AM Post Reply
oe Biden is flailing in the polls, trailing President Trump in all the swing states, and likely to lose in November. Inflation, illegals, crime and wokesterism are among the best-known reasons for the shift. But how many are aware that the nightmare of Obamacare is still with us, too, and likely driving Biden's poll numbers down? VOTER: I thought I would share why I am no longer a Democrat... I was a two-time bone cancer survivor, still am. That's how I lost my arm. Having healthcare was extremely important to me. I heard all the talking points of "if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor,"