** Those who want us to work to 70 but won’t hire us after 50, are the same people.
** Jules checks in with castles, cake, and cultivation. More art philosophy!
** Another T-90 bites the dust. An AFU T-64BV tank destroys a RuAF T-90S tank in close combat. Note that the RuAF tank’s gun is pointing down the tree line meaning it had no idea where the AFU tank was. It is very possible the T-64 was receiving information on the T-90’s position from the drone reconnaissance team meaning the Russians were fighting “in the blind.” More from Forbes (h/t Claudio)
** There is a huge bias against so-called alpha males in the world today. Toxic Masculinity is tossed out as something that needs to be crushed without remorse. Beta males are rewarded. Dictionary: a man tending to assume a passive or subservient role in social or professional situations. “there’s nothing macho about him—he’s a total beta male”. There is a lot of institutional focus on US Special Operations Forces in an attempt to weed out alpha males or at the very least to control them. Many of us recall when being an alpha male was a default baseline requirement.
** Miss Zimbabwe – The very Caucasian Brooke Bruk-Jackson was crowned Miss Universe Zimbabwe 2023, and she is a native of Harare, the country’s capital. Since she was crowned over her two black female runner-ups, the internet has been erupting with many people voicing their disapproval of this decision. The internet is full of racists.
** Trust the government – Parents are increasingly expressing concerns regarding their children’s education and attending school board meetings to voice their opinions. Still, Cardona said he does not think highly of such people.
** CDR SAL has a good article focusing on America’s aging and untested nuclear arsenal, the value of tactical nuclear weapons, etc. It’s worth reading.
** The Obama and the Biden administrations finally seemed to have achieved their aims, in what the Obamas once boasted would be the “fundamental transformation” of America into something unrecognizable by its Founders. But what they gave us was nihilism—the destruction of norms, laws, and customs. victorhanson.com/is-the-left-ha
** Judicial Watch – “It is no coincidence the FBI operatives implicated in improperly protecting Hunter and Joe Biden were also abusing President Trump,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “The Justice Department and the FBI have been irredeemably compromised and their refusal to follow federal transparency law further confirms their corruption.”
From the Days of Fighting Sail
There are many suggestions for the origin of the word hijack, a 19th-century Americanism that originally meant the coercion or illegal seizure of a person. In all versions of the word’s possible origins, the plot line and outcome are the same: one person is seized forcibly by another. The stories vary only in the identity of the person responsible for the seizure or the use of the keyword, hijack.
According to the nautical version, ” Hi, Jack!” was a prostitute’s come-on to a lonely sailor on shore leave. Anticipating a pleasurable encounter with the lady of the night, a distracted, unwary sailor was instead struck from behind and knocked senseless by one of “the lady’s” confederates.
He was then sold to a ship in need of a crew. The counterpart where a poor Sailor was kidnapped while drunk and then in a state of drunken unconsciousness was dragged onto a ship – usually to China – was called Shanghaiing.
The word hijack, also spelled highjack, now means the illegal seizure of cargo or a vehicle in transit, or sometimes even the theft of ideas.
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