Bullet Points:

* (The Washington Free Beacon) The Biden administration is set to dole out more than $550,000 in grants to develop an artificial intelligence model that can automatically detect and suppress microaggressions on social media, and government spending. The award, funded through President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, was granted to researchers at the University of Washington in March to develop technologies that could be used to protect online users from discriminatory language.

In this ever-evolving world, who would know which word or object is triggering? At USC, you can’t use the word, “field” anymore. Some people are triggered at the sight of a banana peel. How do you know?  I am triggered by trannys interacting with children but you know THAT won’t be on the list.

* Normal isn’t coming back.

* Public health practitioners claim that they require the power to destroy property rights and curtail freedom of movement to achieve their goals. In the chapter, “Pubic Health Law,” from Public Health & Preventive Medicine, Edward Richards and Katherine Rathbun explicitly claim that without coercion modern society itself cannot exist: “Public health depends on the power of the state. Public health authorities must seize property, close businesses, destroy animals, or involuntarily treat, or even lock away, individuals. Without the coercive power of the state, public health and modern society would be impossible.” Note carefully their use of the word “impossible.”

* ZeroHedge – Ukrainian refugees in Britain are making return trips to their homeland to receive medical treatment instead of waiting to access the U.K.’s National Health Service (NHS) after a spate of strikes brought the public healthcare system to its knees.

* Banks are preparing for billions in losses in 2023.

* Democrats: Dark money isn’t racist. Dark money is used to support far-left media outlets attempting to be relevant.  The Gateway Pundit uncovered that media outlets in Arizona and elsewhere are funded by the Hopewell Fund and Arabella Advisors.  Dark money usually means taxpayer dollars, laundered back into the Democrat Party machine.

* “What’s Your Name Honey? Maybe I Can Have a Picture with You Before I Leave” – Biden Creeps on Girl at Baptist Church (VIDEO) https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/name-honey-maybe-can-picture-leave-biden-creeps-girl-baptist-church-video/

 

This is a nose shot from a one-off aircraft,  meaning that only one was built. Can you ID it?

 

Identify the Tank (or is it just “a machine”?)

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Two tanks are being compared in both photos. Name those tanks.

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  1. The aircraft is the Boeing YB-29, a heavily upgunned variant of the B-29 Superfortress that was considered as an escort plane for the bomber version, but was never put into production.

    • Exactly. The extended range of P-51s meant that they could go all the way to the target with the B-29s. I’m not sure how effective the YB-17s were unless they were flown as “bait” aircraft.

      • The modified B-17s were called YB-40s. They could maintain formation position going to the target, but after the bombing group bombed the target the B-17s were so much lighter that the YB-40s couldn’t maintain formation position. So, the YB-40 faded away.

        I haven’t found any accounts from crews who flew the YB-40 in Europe.

        • I read a book about them. It may have been an old Ballentine paperback from eons ago. They’d fly out with the formation then they’d fly back with feathered engines. Some had smoke generators. The Germans would close in and would be shredded. Later models had 20mm cannons to extend their defensive range. The Germans had cannons and could range the B-17’s/YB-40s 50 caliber MGs.

  2. What Peter Grant said. Since the escort version of the B-17 was a great asset on the way to the target and a friggin disaster on the return home, due to the increased speed of empty B-17s after they dropped their bombs.

    The angular thingy is some French POS.

    M42 Semovente 105 and Semovente 75. 105 is the longer barreled one, 75 is the shorter. Probably the best gunned AFV the Italians ever produced. The Germans really liked them.

    • The French were trying to come up with their own version of the tank… The M-42 (75/18) was good for what it was. The Bassotto (M-3) 105/25 was up-gunned. I must admit that I wouldn’t want to go to war in either of them.

  3. Tanks …
    Italian Semovente series. Left side is the M40 75 and other is M43 105 (later war with schurtzen)?
    Assault gun/tank destroys based on the M13(?) chassis?

    • I don’t think that it was an M-13 knockoff. The road wheel system itself was used by Italian tanks. Whether the US copied the Italians or the other way around is something I don’t know. Surly? Do you want to weigh in on that?

  4. The congregation applauding Brandon’s creeping is even creepier than Brandon’s creeping. There’s your new normal for ya.

          • I’ve heard comments that “white as snow” triggers inner-city people, however, looking out the window (roads to the mine have been closed by the Highway Patrol), the snow does appear to be white to my lying eyes.

            Ok, I guess that there is also yellow snow, if you look down – in some places.

            The elk are gone, moved to lower elevations.

          • It is fully insane bizarro world when norms are being attacked. White is a color. Then again, I do not believe American born blacks ar “African-Americans anymore than I am ‘Heinz57’-American. It is truly moronic when the nuts are forcing their self-loathing onto the rest of us who simply want to be left alone.

            Removing or toppling historic statutes of great men (another “trigger” word for the idiots out there) in Boston, then replace it with a $10million dollar weirdo MLK interpretive thing using taxpayers monies is just gross.

            BTW, that was ‘doing MY part.’ Pro Tip: Don’t comment on the iPad while making breakfast.

  5. Yep, toady’s “normal” is nothing like the “normal” I grew up with… or even had ten years ago!

    Paying for a the development of an AI that is designed to violate the 1st Amendment (stop free speech), I guess we can file that one in the column with the 86,000 armed IRS agents and the $600 reporting requirement.

  6. So instead of pulling back on the throttle and making a course correction, Satan has half the population and 98% of government believing they need to accelerate off the cliff. Just waiting for the gov’t- Boeing deal announcement that they have an “All Electric” airplane then watch what group of halfwits cheers.

    Luckily I stocked up on popcorn and independence, watching the idiocy and depravity from a distance. If it starts coming my direction there will be consequences.

    • “Field” was outlawed at USC because it reminded inner-city people of their grievances of having to work the land for food. Soon “farmer” will be triggering too.

  7. That whole AI thing is…wrong. Since this is MLK Day, I wonder if these quotes would even make it past a wokie fact checker today… “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
    And one more- “I look forward confidently to the day when all who work for a living will be one with no thought to their separateness as Negroes, Jews, Italians or any other distinctions.”

    Sigh…

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