Power-hungry and lawless, the government has weaponized one national crisis after another in order to expand its powers and justify all manner of government tyranny in the so-called name of national security.
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After the war came to the Pacific, fears that Australia would be invaded reached a fever pitch when the Japanese began bombing Darwin in the Northern Territory in early 1942. With Britain and the U.S. preoccupied with their own fights and unable to offer spare airplanes or parts, the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) realized it needed an Australian-built fighter to help protect the homeland. They soon commissioned the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) to produce the single-seat Boomerang fighter. Model CA-12, depicted below, was the first of four variants built from 1942 to 1944.
CAC fashioned the Boomerang for high maneuverability, but it soon became apparent that the monoplane’s relatively low engine power made it too slow to successfully match up against the latest Japanese airplanes, and it never recorded any kills in combat.
** More FBI Corruption – I don’t know if Figliuzzi’s retirement is somehow in jeopardy or if he has a book coming out. Perhaps he was asked by someone at the DOJ to add his two cents. Or it may be that he is your standard-issue left-wing narcissist who could not resist the siren song of virtue signaling. You would think that at this stage in life, Figliuzzi has a house, a boat, or a set of golf clubs or something. I know many retirees enjoy classic cars. Theoretically, this should be the time for him to kick back and enjoy that sweet, taxpayer-funded pension. I don’t know what Figliuzzi’s motivation is, but I suspect this may not have entirely been his idea. Whether it was his idea or not, the words were his. And he made it clear that more federal laws were needed to combat the people who don’t want their children sexualized, radicalized, or guilt-ridden.
** Logistics companies are scrambling to meet California’s upcoming Jan. 1, 2024 mandate that all new trucks purchased for servicing ports, rail yards, and distribution centers in the state be zero-emission vehicles, with experts questioning limited access to charging stations and the viability of switching from diesel to electric fleets.
“We need to know all of these things in order to plan,” Nelson Sibrian—owner of Sibrian Trucking based in Wilmington, California—told The Epoch Times. “If we don’t know the actual range, it makes it impossible to schedule, and they can’t give me a straight answer on how long [trucks] will take to charge.”
** Moscow has accused Ukraine of blowing up the Tolyatti-Odesa pipeline in a new act of “sabotage” targeting vital Russian infrastructure. It is the longest ammonia pipeline in the world, at some 2,500km, and Russia utilizes it to export the industrial chemical, which is a core component of fertilizer, among other products.
A Wednesday statement by the Russian Defense Ministry said “A Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance group blew up the Tolyatti-Odesa ammonia pipeline” outside the village of Masyutovka in the northeastern Kharkiv region of Ukraine.
** WSJ (paywall) – China and Cuba have reached a secret agreement for China to establish an electronic eavesdropping facility on the island, in a brash new geopolitical challenge by Beijing to the U.S., according to U.S. officials familiar with highly classified intelligence.
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A 225 million-year-old petrified agate tree trunk located about 70 miles from the White Wolf Mine in Arizona.