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February 18, 2021

Your feel good story of the day

Filed under: Legal — dknights @ 3:29 pm
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Another successful use of a gun in the defense of a home. (but in a little bit of a different way).

January 25, 2021

Tamiya 2021

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:45 pm
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Sad news for 72nd scale modelers, Tamiya came out with their announcement of what new kits they are doing in 2021,, and sadly, nothing new in 72nd scale.

November 27, 2020

First foreign Su-57 sale

Filed under: Modeling,Technology — dknights @ 9:26 pm
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Apparently the Algerians have signed a contract to buy 14 Su-57s.  This marks the first foreign sale of these aircraft.  Algeria has a very formidable air force for its size.  I can’t wait to see the camo.

October 15, 2020

Jetpack man at LAX, again

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:54 am
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For the second time pilots landing at LAX have reported seeing someone flying in a jetpack near the airport. Story here.

September 15, 2020

A new US fighter?

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:19 pm
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It appears the US has build and flown the prototype of its next generation fighter.  Frankly, I didn’t see this happening for another 5 years or so. (h/t to Jim Bates)

September 10, 2020

General Aviation

Filed under: General — dknights @ 9:05 am
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Interesting. Either the pilot was really good to land unscathed and take off from an Interstate, or really dumb for running out of gas in the first place. You decide.

September 8, 2020

Another Russian jet down in Libya?

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:06 pm
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Maybe.  Story here.

September 4, 2020

Things getting warm over Taiwan?

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 9:15 am
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Taiwan says they didn’t shoot down a PRC jet.  Hmmm.

September 3, 2020

Defensive gun use

Filed under: Legal — dknights @ 11:12 am
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Here is a collection of stories from July.  I’ve often wondered why some press outlet didn’t make an article like this a monthly feature.

August 10, 2020

Just when you think 2020 can’t get worse

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:23 pm
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Boy, 2020 just doesn’t give up.  A war in the Taiwan straight is just what we need.

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