The Sarcastic Cynic™

Sarcastic and cynical view of the world.

Boom Supersonic Mach 2.2 airliner combines Honeywell avionics, GE engines, carbon fiber, 3D-printed components – Intelligent Aerospace — June 22, 2017
Air Force researchers increase focus on microwave-based weaponry — June 9, 2017

Air Force researchers increase focus on microwave-based weaponry

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https://www.wirelessdesignmag.com/blog/2017/05/air-force-researchers-increase-focus-microwave-based-weaponry

 

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

8 June 2017 — This will be made possible using weaponized RF and microwave-based technology, which has been a focal point for the Air Force Research Laboratory at the Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, N.M.

With the help of pertinent industry entities like Raytheon Missile Systems’ Ktech Division, Air Force researchers are spearheading efforts to make weaponized microwave-based technology readily available for combat.

This innovative research is backed by New Mexico’s congressional delegation, many of whom are seeking increases in government spending towards these programs. Albuquerque’s Air Force lab has spent decades researching microwave and high-power electromagnetic technology capable of destroying hostile system interfaces without harming pre-built structures and civilian populations.

Another view: What do we do with Qatar? — June 8, 2017

Another view: What do we do with Qatar?

 

By Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post

The Washington Post reports:

“Four Arab nations led a diplomatic break with Qatar on Monday, moving swiftly to isolate the small but influential country after accusing Qatar’s rulers of supporting terrorist factions and stoking regional conflicts.

“The countries – Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain – released separate and apparently coordinated statements saying they would cut air, sea and land links with Qatar, which hosts a forward base for the U.S. military’s Central Command and is home to the widely watched Al Jazeera network.

“Some other countries later joined the four-nation bloc in cutting ties with Qatar, which is also the venue for the 2022 World Cup.Eye_of_Horus_Right.svg Continue reading

I Am Not Your Negro’ Trailer: James Baldwin Describes Race Relations in America — June 5, 2017

I Am Not Your Negro’ Trailer: James Baldwin Describes Race Relations in America

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNUYdgIyaPM&sns=emb

Magnolia Pictures and Amazon Studios have released a powerful new trailer for “I Am Not Your Negro,” a month ahead of its Feb. 3 theatrical release.

In it, the late author James Baldwin describes the depressing state of American race relations.

The movie, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September, is directed by Raoul Peck and based on a manuscript for “Remember This House” as an account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends — Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. Baldwin had completed 30 pages at the time of his death in 1987.

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Las palabras más bellas, más largas y más curiosas del castellano — May 25, 2017

Las palabras más bellas, más largas y más curiosas del castellano

http://www.eltiempo.com/cultura/musica-y-libros/juan-gossain-habla-sobre-las-palabras-mas-curiosas-del-castellano-91210

Una muestra de extravagancias, curiosidades y particularidades del idioma.

Por: Juan Gossaín   23 de mayo 2017 , 12:36 p.m.

¿Cuál es la palabra más bella del idioma español?

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Haga usted esa pregunta, para darle un poco de animación a la fiestecita que se ha formado para celebrar el quinceañero de su sobrina Luchi, y verá que enseguida se desata una discusión ardiente. Cada quien tiene su palabra favorita y no hay dos que coincidan.

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Bumblebees make US endangered-species list for first time — May 12, 2017
Who will testify against NJ Dem. Sen. Bob Melendez? Salomon Melgen, the leader of all “physicians” who collected more than 21M in 2012? — May 10, 2017

Who will testify against NJ Dem. Sen. Bob Melendez? Salomon Melgen, the leader of all “physicians” who collected more than 21M in 2012?

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https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdfl/pr/south-florida-doctor-convicted-sixty-seven-criminal-counts-related-medicare-fraud

Read how it started:

http://www.tampabay.com/incoming/south-florida-ophthalmologists-medicare-fraud-trial-starts-today/2315437

 

 

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