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May 14, 2016

Overnight Open Thread (14 May 2016)

Sex and State Power - What's behind Obama's transgender push.


This will make your blood boil. Iran tortured this Marine and the State Department pushed his family to stay quiet. It's more important to maintain this BS "agreement" on some fantasy nuclear deal and pretend Obama has some kind of lasting legacy for world peace than look out for your fellow American. Kinda like Benghazi. Better to have dead Americans than worry about political ramifications.

Plane Paint

Nice. Throughout the Air Force, painted planes make a quiet comeback.

Oregon Air Guard Eagles in Finland.

Exercise Beverly Herd 16-01

Space Exploration

Here are the limits of humanity's space exploration.

Scaling up from there, the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies, along with about 50 dwarf galaxies, belong to our 'local group', which spans roughly 10 million light-years. Our local group is just one out of hundreds of other groups that make up the Laniakea Supercluster, which, in turn, is just a tiny part of the observable Universe.

Now that we know where we stand spatially, let's assume that humanity's future rockets will meet a science fiction level of interstellar travel. With all of these advances, how far from Earth could we possibly get?

Sadly, not that far. In fact, humanity will only ever get to explore the local group.


How common is your birthday?

Wayback Video

Medical Costs

Looks like we'll all end up paying for sex change operations. Obamacare regulation pressures insurers to cover sex change operations.

Electric Cars

Probably a sound decision just based on historical electricity reliability. LA cops aren't ready to switch to Teslas.


Guys, don't do this. Man gets his junk stuck in a wench wrench.

"We use a tiny angle grinder that's air operated and use measuring tape to protect the skin and slowly zip away at it while keeping water running on it so it doesn’t get too hot."

Car Side Windows

Study: Your car's side window may not be blocking UV-A rays like your front windshield does.

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