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US Air Force admits ARRW hypersonic missile test failed

B-52H Stratofortress
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A B-52H Stratofortress takes off from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to conduct a test of the AGM-183A Instrumented Measurement Vehicle 2 prototype.
The U.S. Air Force's March 13 test of a hypersonic weapon was "not a success," the service secretary told lawmakers Tuesday.

Frank Kendall indicated the Lockheed Martin-made AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon program may be in jeopardy. The service, he said, is "more committed to HACM [the Hypersonic Attack Cruise Missile, the service's other major hypersonic weapon program] at this point in time than we are to ARRW."

The ARRW effort "has struggled a little bit in its testing program," Kendall told the House Appropriations Committee's defense panel during a hearing on the fiscal 2024 budget request. He said an ultimate decision on whether to continue with the program could come as part of the FY25 budget process next year following a study of the failed March test and possibly two more test launches.

Comment: One wonders whether part of the reason they're even admitting these failures is to help their petition to waste even more taxpayers money on these projects that are evidently riddled with incompetence and corruption:


Coronaphobic Britain: 40% are still taking Covid tests at least once a month and wearing face masks three years after first lockdown

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Millions of Brits are still taking Covid tests and wearing masks, three years after the nation was plunged into its first lockdown.

Four in 10 people in the UK are swabbing at least once a month, exclusive polling for MailOnline reveals.

The same proportion have also worn a face covering in the past 30 days, despite mandatory mask rules being dropped last January.

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Orwell strikes again: Agatha Christie classics latest to be rewritten for 'modern sensitivities'

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Agatha Christie
Poirot and Miss Marple mysteries have original passages reworked or removed in new editions published by HarperCollins.

Agatha Christie novels have been rewritten for modern sensitivities, The Telegraph can reveal.

Poirot and Miss Marple mysteries have had original passages reworked or removed in new editions published by HarperCollins.

The character of a British tourist venting her frustration at a group of children has been purged from a recent reissue, while a number of references to people smiling and comments on their teeth and physiques, have also been erased.

It comes after books by Roald Dahl and Ian Fleming were edited by modern publishers.

Comment: Heaven forbid a literary work be an exemplar of the time and place it was written. The woke drive to sanitize the English canon will eventually destroy it. That one might choose not to read something "offensive" never occurs to them. They have to prevent anyone else from having the choice. Grab your unexpurgated copies of Christie while you can. Or perhaps an uproar as happened with Roald Dahl's books make keep the originals available.


'As a gay teacher, I tried to help LGBT students feel included - only for them to turn on me when I failed to endorse their gender ideology'

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I had no idea I was about to find myself on the front line of the gender identity revolution playing out in our schools.
One chilly Monday morning I spotted, among the throng of pupils flooding into the playground, one of our male students standing alone, wearing a skirt.

This quiet, gentle teenager had few friends and was known to teachers at the secondary school where I taught because he had been suffering from anorexia.

I remember looking at this painfully thin, awkward 14-year-old in his ill-fitting school skirt and thinking: 'You're not a girl.'

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NPR deletes false claim that biological male athletes have no physical advantage over females

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NPR has deleted a tweet claiming that there was "limited scientific evidence of physical advantage" of male athletes over women athletes after backlash. The statement was in support of trans-identified males competing in women's sports.

"The international governing body for track and field will ban trans women athletes from elite women's competitions, citing a priority for fairness over inclusion despite limited scientific evidence of physical advantage," the now-deleted tweet read.

The tweet was republished on Sunday, with an update: "The international governing body for track and field will ban trans women athletes from elite women's competitions, citing a priority for fairness over inclusion, despite limited scientific research involving elite trans athletes."

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'I thought I would be crushed to death' - Kellie-Jay Keen on her harrowing encounter with trans activists in New Zealand

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The distressing footage from women's rights campaigner Kelly-Jay Keen's violent encounter with trans activists in Auckland has made one thing clear beyond doubt: the trans movement has a serious misogyny problem. At the weekend, Keen was pelted with tomato juice, jeered at and hounded by a crushing mob of trans activists. In the run-up to the event, she was demonised in the Australian and New Zealand media, who portrayed her as a crypto-Nazi. Attempts were made to have her visa revoked and to shut down her Let Women Speak tour. All this, because Keen campaigns for women's rights, because she does not mince her words about the need for single-sex spaces, and because she lends a platform to ordinary women who share her concerns about trans-rights activism.

Keen joined Brendan O'Neill for the latest episode of The Brendan O'Neill Show to discuss her harrowing experience in Auckland. What follows is an edited extract from their conversation. You can listen to the full episode here.


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TUCKER shows MSNBC video of Trump supporters on Jan 6 throwing things at Capitol police - because police were killing Rosanne Boyland

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The truth about Jan 6 is being covered up by the Democrats, the Deep State and the media.

The Democrats and very wicked individuals on the Jan 6 committee covered up the real truth behind the Jan 6 protests and how the government had infiltrated the Trump crowd and created a riot that day.

Four Trump supporters were killed that day and there is reason to believe they were murdered.

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Nashville school shooter Audrey Hale identified as transgender and had detailed manifesto to attack Christian academy, shot and killed six people

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Police confirmed the shooter was 28-year-old Audrey Hale, who identified as transgender.
Nashville police revealed that the 28-year-old who shot and killed six people at the Covenant School, including three children, identified as transgender and had a detailed manifesto to attack the Christian academy.

Officials said Audrey Hale, a former student, entered the school Monday morning by shooting through a door on the side of the building.

While inside, Hale killed Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs, and William Kinney, all age 9, as well as custodian Mike Hill and substitute teacher Cynthia Peak, both 61, and school head Katherine Koonce, 60.

Comment: Do we see a growing trend here?

Reactions from one side are predictably disgusting:

One of the victims was a pastor's daughter. More from the New York Post:
Hallie Scruggs, daughter of pastor, among victims in Nashville school shooting

Among the six victims shot and killed inside a private Christian school in Nashville Monday was the young daughter of a local pastor, according to reports.

Hallie Scruggs, one of three children slain in the sickening school shooting, was the 9-year-old child of Chad Scruggs, the senior pastor at Covenant Presbyterian Church, the church confirmed to CBS News.
Chad Scruggs and daughter Hallie
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Chad Scruggs and his daughter Hallie are seen in an undated Facebook photo.


Athletes 'pretended to be women' in world championship - organizer

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The preliminary round of the Elite women 63-66 kgs welter category IBA Women's World Boxing Championship 2023, in New Delhi on March 18, 2023.
Several participants were disqualified from the Women's World Boxing Championship after DNA tests rendered them ineligible, Umar Kremlev, president of the International Boxing Association (IBA), wrote on Telegram on Saturday. The competition concluded in New Delhi, India on Sunday.

Kremlev said that IBA executives had met towards the end of the championship to discuss "fairness among athletes and professionalism." He added that after "a series of DNA-tests" the association "uncovered athletes who were trying to fool their colleagues and pretended to be women."

Kremlev claimed that the tests "proved they had XY chromosomes and were thus excluded from the sports events."

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Climate hysteria and woke gobbledegook are becoming inseparable

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One of Britain's leading climate 'experts', Professor Kevin Anderson, has provided a valuable insight into the increasingly bizarre demands that surround the promotion of the collectivist Net Zero political project. Writing in the Conversation, he argues for Net Zero within 12 years, complete with a refit of U.K. housing stock, a withdrawal of all combustion engine cars in favour of expanded public transport, electrification of industry, the roll out of 'zero-carbon' energy, and the banning of all fossil fuel production. To achieve his aims, Anderson suggests mobilisation on the scale of the post-war European reconstruction Marshall Plan. Others might suggest his crackpot schemes will leave the country facing a similar scale of destruction, ruin and poverty to that caused by the Luftwaffe.

Anderson is currently a Professor of Energy and Climate Change at the University of Manchester and he has plenty of form when it comes to extremist claims and calls for widespread rationing. As early as 2010, he was calling on politicians to consider a rationing system "similar to the one introduced during the last time of crisis in the 1930s and 40s". He also suggested a limit on electricity "so people are forced to turn the heating down", and a limit on goods that require a lot of energy to manufacture.

On a practical level, Anderson's latest calls for radical societal restructuring under the guise of a 'climate emergency' are plainly ridiculous. Retrofitting Britain's well-ventilated housing and industrial stock along with installing heat pumps would cost around £3 trillion, according to a paper published last year by the technology professor Michael Kelly - equivalent, it should be noted, to Britain's annual GDP. That, of course, is before we've factored in the cost of Anderson's other plans such as retrofitting the entire industrial and transport infrastructure, all within the next 12 years. In its more sane moments, even Extinction Rebellion might be proud of such an ambitious plan.

Comment: The insane "Net Zero" policies that are making the rounds is yet another facet of a larger plan: The Great Reset.