French Navy fighters and their pilots at play

The YouTube channel Chasse Embarquée hosts numerous videos of French Navy Rafale fighters aboard the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle.  Here’s the latest in their series, released just a few days ago.  It contains some of the best air-to-air photography I’ve seen for a long time. Looks like French fighter pilots enjoy themselves just as much as any other nation’s. Peter

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Important questions. Can we answer them?

I’m very impressed by Tucker Carlson’s rigorous analysis of situations and his insight into their deeper implications.  He’s one observer of our way of life to whom I’ll listen carefully and with great interest.  I’m beginning to regard him in the same light as Victor Davis Hanson and others of his ilk.  What’s even more important to me is that Carlson doesn’t appear to be an ideologue.  His analysis is based on logic and reason, and he doesn’t push either a right-wing or a left-wing agenda.  He’ll criticize both sides equally if the need arises.  That’s rare in these troubled

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Looks like the rumor mill was correct about street drugs .

Back on March 13th I wrote: I’m hearing interesting things from [my law enforcement friends] about the supply of illegal drugs in our major metropolitan areas.  Basically, that supply is being cut off at the knees by the slowdown in world trade.  I hadn’t realized how much the drug trade was dependent upon Chinese chemicals and precursor materials to process coca leaves into cocaine, or to make methamphetamine or heroin.  Also, apparently most of the synthetic marijuana (a.k.a. “spice”) on the market comes from China, or is made with ingredients supplied from there. This is apparently resulting in a severe shortage of illegal

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Will the pandemic pop the higher education bubble?

College Fix thinks it may. … when large universities shift their course offerings online during a global pandemic, it might get students wondering – why would they continue to pay exorbitant fees for dorms, meal plans, and parking, when they can get the same instruction sitting at home in front of their computers? Once a large university proves it can provide a reasonable facsimile of its course offerings without the enormous expense, students may start to demand they do so. College affordability and student debt are two of the most pressing issues to young Americans today – they would no

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Fascinating background information on the Bin Laden attack in 2011

The “flight lead” of the helicopters on the mission to kill Osama bin Laden, recently retired Chief Warrant Officer 5 Douglas Englen, has provided more information about that mission, with encouragement from his superior officers. It was just 30 seconds into the mission to kill Osama bin Laden in May 2011 when special operations Chinook pilot Chief Warrant Officer 5 Douglas Englen heard the call of “Black Hawk down” come over his radio. Black Hawk 2′s pilot alerted Englen — the pilot in charge of the air operation that night — that Black Hawk-1 had just crashed inside the 9/11 mastermind’s

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A major enhancement to an already good pistol

Last year I wrote about the new Glock 43X pistol, and mentioned that it had supplanted my long-time favorite pocket carry pistol in 9mm Parabellum, the Springfield XDS. There were a lot of rumors last year about an aftermarket higher-capacity magazine for the 43X.  They proved to be correct.  After much testing, Shield Arms released its S15 model, increasing the magazine capacity of the Glock 43X and 48 to no less than 15 rounds – a full 50% improvement over the factory offering.  Click the image below for a larger view. Shield Arms did away with the polymer outer layer in which

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If genies were Southern . . .

. you’d get something like this. The genie of the gravy boat . . . does it matter if it’s been used for brown gravy or country gravy?  With or without mushrooms?  Does one get a better quality of wish with sausage chunks in it?  And if the genie really can’t fulfill your wish, does he simply say, “Well, bless your heart!”? Peter

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The snark, it burns . . . !

Readers will doubtless recall Democratic Party presidential candidate Joe Biden’s mixed-up, confused harangue about assault weapons a few days ago.  Amongst other errors and inanities, he mis-identified the commonly available AR-15 rifle as the AR-14 – a weapon designation that doesn’t exist. Palmetto State Armory, never slow on the uptake (and with a sense of humor to match their business acumen), have rectified that situation.  You can now buy an AR-15 lower receiver labeled according to Joe Biden’s specifications! PSA “ANGRYJOE-14” AR-14 STRIPPED LOWER RECEIVER $ 49.99 *This is a Pre-order item.  Please expect lowers to start shipping within 8-10 weeks of order placement.* Fire

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