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9 Comments

  1. Alan Wilkinson

     /  December 30, 2017

    Looks like amongst Obama’s many failures has been losing the space arms race and fundamental research leadership to China:
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11967305
    and
    https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/12/dark-matter-china/547835/

    • Gezza

       /  December 30, 2017

      Has the US lost these races or is it just a case of China & Russia passing them because their scientists have simply bettered them. It’s happened before & always will. What makes you think America has some sort of automatic permanent lead in any kind of scientific, military or technological development?

      It’s the hypervelocity warhead missile is no surprise to me. The US has had the capacity & ambition to be the strongest military machine in the world & threatens everybody who threatens their interests, which they define as they see fit. I’ve always expected other countries with competing interests to find ways to balance or counter the Military threat America is to them. That’s historically what always happens.

      The US will catch up. I’m pretty sure the B2 is no longer invisible to China & Russia as well. There’s a technological solution to invisible warplanes as long as they have any signature at all, & they do. Hi speed compute number crunching will pinpoint them.

    • Conspiratoor

       /  December 30, 2017

      Despite their ability to steal and copy, china will always follow american technology. It’s a cultural thing. Groupthink, big brother and the need to conform will never beat the disruptor with the big vision, the individual who is free to challenge the party. Where are the edisons, walkers, oreillys, gates, jobs, musks, et al

  2. Joe Bloggs

     /  December 30, 2017

    “I have the greatest stuff and you know what? I love golf. But if I were in the White House, I don’t think I’d ever see Turnberry again. I don’t think I’d ever see Doral again. I own Doral in Miami. I don’t think I’d ever see many of the places I have. I don’t think I’d ever see anything, I just want to stay in the White House and work my ass off and make great deals, right? Who’s gonna leave?”

    Yeah right…whatever

    • Corky

       /  December 30, 2017

      Suck it up , Joe. Let that hate out. You will feel better, while we get a free laugh.

  3. sorethumb

     /  December 30, 2017

    German domestic intelligence has warned of a growing number of Islamic extremist women who are taking over the Salafist scene, as their men head to prison, and are radicalising the next generation of young jihadis.
    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/12/29/german-intelligence-warns-female-islamic-extremist-networks/
    Diversity the gift that keeps on giving.

    • phantom snowflake

       /  December 30, 2017

      OMG!! That’s Feminism plus Islam! Two Bogeymen/women rolled into one! *GASP*

      • Corky

         /  December 30, 2017

        Yeah, no worries dude. It s just sensationalism. Same as that fake news about New York cops being trained to tackle suicide bombers over the New Year break. Hey, if one gets to denoted his bomb, chances are it will be some rich white dude, so no worries.