The U.S.’s Stealth Fighter Is Too Heavy and Slow, So the Pentagon Made Its Performance Tests Easier. Thus entering the concept of affirmative action for jets.
The Pentagon’s pursuit of the Lockheed Martin F-35 stealth fighter jet has been a heartbreaking one. If you’re a tax payer, the program’s estimated $1 trillion price tag probably breaks your heart a little bit. If you’re an aviation enthusiast, the constant whittling away of the do-it-all aircraft’s features, which in many cases actually amounts to adding weight and taking away maneuverability, must hurt a little bit, too.
If you’re just an everyday American, though, you should be downright shattered that after a decade and a fortune spent, the F-35 will actually be more vulnerable than the aircraft it’s replacing. At this point, the Pentagon is literally rewriting its rulebook so that the dumbed-down super jet will pass muster.
The Defense Department’s annual weapons testing report reveals that the military actually adjusted the performance specifications for the consistently-underperforming line of F-35 fighter jets. In other words, they couldn’t get the jets to do what they were supposed to do, so they just changed what they were supposed to do.
Read the rest of this story at the Motherboard.
This people is how the freaking ass islamics are slowly taking over our country. And liberals and people who don’t care are letting them!
Will Wichita, Kansas become our next Muslim-only ‘NO GO’ zone?
Muslims are buying up land around a mosque in order to build a large Muslim-only enclave in Wichita, Kansas. Despite massive protests by Muslim groups last year, thankfully, Kansas recently passed anti-sharia legislation ensuring that sharia law will never be considered in rulings by Kansas state courts.
KANSAS.com (h/t Creeping Sharia) The Islamic Society of Wichita has rezoned about five acres of land near its mosque at K-96 and Woodlawn. The society sought general office zoning in preparation for development that could include an apartment complex, an office complex, a medical clinic and a financial institution.
“It’s not about making money,” says Muhammad Aamir Usmani, director of the society’s board of development. “It’s about supporting our existing services.” (That’s what Muslim separatists always say in every country in which they plan to demand their own Islamic state within a state sometime in the future)
Found at BNI.
Red Flag News has the story on what this is all about. While I’m trying to make fun of it, it frankly is quite frightening what DHS is doing to our vets (and all of us by extension).
From the Looking Spoon.
Why we need to clean house on all judges, and new rules as to who will be made a judge.
Son ‘stabs mother to death’ just weeks after judge insisted he be freed from mental hospital – against parent’s wishes
A Michigan man came home Wednesday evening to find his wife had been stabbed to death and their ‘psychotic’ 19-year-old son is now charged with her murder.
David Kellen Grow was arraigned Thursday on an open murder count in Jackson County District Court for accusations that he used a knife to kill his mother, 49-year-old Robin Denise Grow, in their Concord home.
The 19-year-old’s parents had hospitalized him for mental instability for 10 days in January until a judge ordered that he be released against his parents wishes. It was 23 days later that he allegedly murdered his mother.
Sandra Fluke: “We Still Don’t Let Transgender Folks Join the Military, That Needs to Change”
The genius of the far left in action…
Sandra Fluke has brought her unique insights to bear on U.S. military policy, while teaming up again with Planned Parenthood to support the HHS mandate.
Last week, Fluke told a California college that Barack Obama’s repeal of the “Don’t Ask, “Don’t Tell” policy did not go far enough, because it did not include transgender soldiers.
“We still don’t let trans-folk join the military,” Fluke told a gathering at Claremont McKenna College on February 13. “That needs to change.”
Service in the military, she said, should be open to the entire “the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning” population, according to the Daily Caller.
“I think the steps that we have to focus on right now are some of the ones that will be the most impactful but also the ones that society is ready for,” she added.
The speech came just days before the Georgetown contraception activist sent out an e-mail under the auspices of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund (PPAF) calling on its members to aggressively support the Obama administration’s plan to force religious employers to fund contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs.
We better get on it. Since it is clear now that the purpose of the military is to make everybody feel good inside. It’s no longer about just winning battles.
The government has approved hundreds of domestic mini-drones. They will be used by police departments, first responders, and corporations throughout our country. They fly high and many are so small (20 pounds or less), you would never see them.
They are not armed but many could be and they can be equipped with infrared cameras which are able to peer through any wall or roof on your home. They are the warrantless searches of the near-future.
The FAA has granted 327 licenses and plans about 10,000 by 2017. This is only scratching the surface. They will be everywhere. They only cost $10,000 to $50,000 each and fly for about an hour.
This is an unacceptable invasion of privacy and completely ignores our constitutional rights. They have set up guidelines, give me a break, guidelines???
Drones have good uses such as finding lost people or chasing criminals but do you really believe they won’t be abused by the government? People have already been arrested based on the information gathered by law enforcement from drones and it was all done without a warrant.
We need strict guidelines governed by Congress. There is legislation is various state legislatures and in Congress to establish rules, but they move at a snail’s pace. The ACLU and other liberty organizations are suing but they are not moving fast enough.
The DHS has set up a working group to study the impact on our civil liberties but don’t hold your breath for them to accomplish anything.
As Charles Krauthammer said, the first one to shoot one down will be a national hero.
It’s time to email your congressmen and demand action!
If you think I am exaggerating, check out CNS News. The government made 13,753 requests for google email date in 2012, most without a warrant.
They will do whatever we let them get away with!
Read more at Fox News
And here in Iowa, the liberal buck ofama voters at the University of Iowa hard at work here:
In a stunning new investigative report at The Des Moines Register, writer Clark Kauffman exposes the University of Iowa.
It seems when students apply for gun permits, the school is sharing private information such as grades and disciplinary records.
Register Investigation: University of Iowa gives private student data to Johnson sheriff
The University of Iowa has been quietly sharing federally protected student information with Johnson County law enforcement officials who handle gun permit applications — an arrangement that one national organization calls a “license to snoop.”
The information includes some data on classroom achievement that by law can’t be considered by sheriffs when processing permit-to-carry applications and are normally protected from disclosure by the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.
Mark Braun, chief of staff for U of I President Sally Mason, said that in some cases the information speaks to a student’s perceived status as a “troublemaker,” but could also include information on failing grades or signs of depression or anger.
“This is incredibly alarming,” said Justin Dedecker, a graduate student who sought a gun permit in 2011. “How does my performance in class become an indicator of my mental stability?”
A Des Moines Register review of 2,000 pages of emails between Johnson County Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek’s office and the university shows that:
• After being notified by the sheriff’s office that a student has applied for a permit to acquire or carry a gun, the university provides the sheriff’s office with information on the student’s academic failures and disciplinary issues. When a faculty or staff member applies for a permit, unspecified personnel information may be given to the sheriff’s office.
• The sheriff acknowledges that some of the information collected by the school probably “can’t be used” by his office, given the legal restrictions he faces when it comes to denying a permit to carry a weapon.
Read the original article:
Register Investigation: University of Iowa gives private student data to Johnson sheriff (The Des Moines Register)
Read all about it at Hope ‘n Change.