Bf 109 – modified
Adolf Galland’s Bf 109 is serviced by his crew chief Unteroffizier Meyer, in the photo below. Note the unusual “telescopic” sight fitted to his machine. That was not a telescopic sight projecting through the windscreen but a straightforward telescope that enabled Galland to identify friends from foes at a greater range.
BRM asks (at his blog):
What do you do in a modern society with an entire underclass of useless people that can’t read, won’t work, aren’t qualified temperamentally to behave like civilized beings and actively harm/destroy civilization wherever they run into it?
The woke brought in another 20 million+ people of from that class, predominantly military age males and reproducing age females, and put them all on welfare. They don’t want any of them to settle in places such as Martha’s Vineyard where they own mansions.
** The Communist Chinese Government just de-certified Lunar (Asian) New Year as a holiday in China. By comparison, that’s like Jo/Ho de-certifying Christmas. There will be ramifications. (h/t Claudio) The move has also reignited speculation that Xi doesn’t like the holiday because its name in Chinese is a homophone for “eliminate Xi.” Chinese speakers use homophonic puns for jokes, in advertising and to evade pervasive internet censorship.
“I think it’s pretty funny that it sounds like ‘get rid of Xi’,” Jiangxi-based businessman Zhang Jia told Radio Free Asia. “But it’s going to be very troublesome for a lot of people.”
** Not one big happy family? (h/t Claudio) – Iranian people do not support the Palestinians. RFE/RL Article – worth reading.
** Evacuations? The ham-ass war may expand and force the evacuation of US Citizens from Lebanon & Jordan.
January 6 Political Prisoner Flag
Lest we forget.
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I would never have thought that the US would hold political prisoners for demonstrating at the Capitol but the nation does. They went to the Capitol to express a political opinion and were confronted by literally thousands of federal agents in plain clothes and their stooges who encouraged violence. The Capitol police opened the doors to the People’s House and they entered without malice. Now many of them are imprisoned. Ashley Babbitt was murdered in cold blood.
How Did Biden find $3 million cash to buy his Beach House?
(The Federalist) The question is almost rhetorical these days. 10% for the big guy from China, Ukraine, Russia or any other tin pot dictator who wanted influence in USGOV affairs.
Wednesday’s explosive news suggests the DOJ and FBI’s Biden-family protection program encompassed many more players than previously known. But it is the involvement of the Foreign Influence Task Force that demands an immediate response by the House, namely the launching of an impeachment inquiry of FBI Director Christopher Wray, under whose watch this task force abused its power — and interfered in a presidential election.
What’s in a Grade?
When I accepted a tenure-track position in the economics department of Spelman College in the spring of 2021, handing out bogus grades was the last thing on my mind. Spelman, after all, has a great reputation. Based in Atlanta, it’s a women-only historically black college, one of the oldest in the country; for the past 15 years, it’s been rated the number one HBCU by U.S. News & World Report.
“One student earned a 95, but the next highest grade was a 72. Most of the others were between the low 50s and mid-60s. Some of the grades, however, were extremely low, meaning that the average score was a failing grade. I’ll admit I was shaken up. This wasn’t what I expected. I asked my department chair for her advice, and she told me I should raise all the grades by 28 points. That way, the student with the 72 would get 100, and all the other grades would rise in lockstep.
The Hunt for Super-Volcanoes
(link) A new study suggests a wide crater, created when the super volcano exploded, connects at least four existing volcanoes. It’s so big that if the super volcano erupted during the last few thousand years, it could have disrupted civilizations around the world, says John Power, a geophysicist at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Alaska Volcano Observatory.
We know that super volcanoes have erupted in the past because we’ve seen evidence of those eruptions but during man’s time (a short window), we’ve never seen one erupt. There’s a lot of interest in them because when they go, there is destruction on a massive scale. Super volcanoes don’t have a cone like a stratovolcano (like Mt. St. Helens). They build in magma chambers underground and are composed of high silica magma.
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