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#US #USA #BLM



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#Police: Last Week Tonight with John #Oliver
#US #USA #BLM



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#PIRATEN - Rundschau 07.06.2020
Dies ist ein Artikel der @USPirates, den wir gern weiterverbreiten:
"#US-PIRATEN unterstützen friedliche Proteste gegen #Polizeigewalt und #Rassismus.
piratenpartei.de/2020/06/03/us-…
#GeorgeFloyd #icantbreathe #BlackLivesMatter #WeAreAllAntifaNow
US-PIRATEN unterstützen friedliche Proteste gegen Polizeigewalt und Rassismus
 
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Elon Musk: "The trampoline is working!" :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZkfrjwoEMI EN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8fvWZPIIo0 RU

[The Moscow Times]

Russian space agency chief Dmitry Rogozin once ridiculed the lack of a U.S. manned flight programme, saying it might as well "deliver its astronauts to the ISS by using a trampoline".

Six years later Elon Musk and NASA had the last laugh.

"The trampoline is working," quipped the 48-year-old U.S. entrepreneur at a post-flight news conference alongside NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine.

Both men laughed. "It's an inside joke," Musk added.

On Saturday, his SpaceX made history by becoming the first commercial company to send humans into orbit.

The U.S. feat and Musk's joke set Russian social media alight, with wits ridiculing Rogozin, and the Russian space chief's name began trending on Twitter.

"How do you like this, Dmitry Rogozin?" one critic prodded.

Russia still prides itself on sending the first human into orbit in 1961 and other achievements of the Soviet-era space programme.

Rogozin has remained conspicuously silent but his spokesman was forced to react.

"We don't really understand the hysteria sparked by the successful launch of a Crew Dragon spacecraft," spokesman Vladimir Ustimenko said on Twitter.

"What should have happened a long time ago happened," he added.

While cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev, Roscosmos executive director for crewed space programmes, saluted the US achievement in a brief video address, not everyone was in such a gracious mood.

Alexey Pushkov, a member of the upper house of parliament, declared Saturday's flight was not a big deal.

"This is a flight to the International Space Station, not to Mars," he said on messaging app Telegram.

He pronounced it time to stop ferrying Americans to the orbiting lab.

"Russia needs spaces for its own young cosmonauts."

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/31/trampoline-is-working-musk-taunts-russia-a70433
(c) Photo: MK

#NASA #SpaceX #Falcon #rocket #Dragon #astronauts #Earth #Station #news #photo #video #Musk #US #USA #technology #America #lang ru #roskosmos #russia #trampoline #батут #politics
 
am 31. Mai 1987, heute vor 33 Jahren, wurde das #Helms #Amendment (#Einreiseverbot für Menschen mit #HIV und #Aids in die #USA) beschlossen - benannt nach dem 2008 verstorbenen #ultrakonservativen #US #Senator Jesse Helms, einer der aggressivsten Kämpfer gegen Rechte von #Schwulen und #Lesben in den #USA
Jesse Helms (1921 – 2008)
 
am 31. Mai 1987, heute vor 33 Jahren, wurde das #Helms #Amendment (#Einreiseverbot für Menschen mit #HIV und #Aids in die #USA) beschlossen - benannt nach dem 2008 verstorbenen #ultrakonservativen #US #Senator Jesse Helms, einer der aggressivsten Kämpfer gegen Rechte von #Schwulen und #Lesben in den #USA
Jesse Helms (1921 – 2008)
 
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LIFT OFF!



P.S. God Bless America. Thank you, Elon!


#NASA #SpaceX #Falcon #rocket #Dragon #astronauts #Earth #Station #news #photo #video #Musk #US #USA #technology #America

Photo: Steve Jurvetson, 2019. Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license
 
#Verschwörungstheorien gibt es nicht erst in Zeiten von #Corona - im Frühjahr 1985, vor 35 Jahren, 'entwickelte' Prof. Jakob #Segal die Fort- #Detrick- These, #Aids sei ursprünglich in geheimen Labors des #US #Militärs entwickelt und als #Biowaffe eingesetzt worden ... eine #Desinformation der #Stasi unter dem Namen #Operation #Denver
Operation Denver – Aids-Desinformation von KGB und Stasi – Jakob Segals Fort-Detrick-These
 
#Verschwörungstheorien gibt es nicht erst in Zeiten von #Corona - im Frühjahr 1985, vor 35 Jahren, 'entwickelte' Prof. Jakob #Segal die Fort- #Detrick- These, #Aids sei ursprünglich in geheimen Labors des #US #Militärs entwickelt und als #Biowaffe eingesetzt worden ... eine #Desinformation der #Stasi unter dem Namen #Operation #Denver
Operation Denver – Aids-Desinformation von KGB und Stasi – Jakob Segals Fort-Detrick-These
 
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The Amphibious Warship USS Portland Has Shot Down A Drone With Its New High-Power Laser

The successful test of the powerful laser is a major step forward for the Navy's directed energy weapons ambitions.


By Joseph TrevithickMay 22, 2020
The San Antonio class landing platform dock USS Portland has successfully knocked down a small drone using its new laser directed energy weapon. The ship was first spotted with the system installed as it left its homeport in San Diego California in December 2019, which The War Zone was first to report.

The U.S. Navy's Pacific Fleet announced the test of Portland's laser weapon, which is formally known as the Laser Weapon System Demonstrator (LWSD) Mk 2 Mod 0, on May 22, 2020. The test itself took place on May 16 at an unspecified location in the Pacific Ocean. The service described the event as "the first system-level implementation of a high-energy class solid-state laser," but did not say if this was the first time that the ship has actually fired the weapon.

"The Solid State Laser Weapons System Demonstrator is a unique capability the Portland gets to test and operate for the Navy, while paving the way for future weapons systems," Navy Captain Karrey Sanders, Portland's commanding officer, said in a statement. "By conducting advanced at sea tests against UAVs [unmanned aerial vehicles] and small crafts, we will gain valuable information on the capabilities of the Solid State Laser Weapons System Demonstrator against potential threats."

Northrop Grumman developed the LWSD Mk 2 Mod 0 for the Navy as part of the Solid-State Laser Technology Maturation (SSL-TM) program and delivered it to San Diego for installation on Portland in late 2019, something The War Zone was also first to report. The service had announced that the San Antonio class ship would be the first to carry this laser weapon back in 2018 and had originally planned to conduct the first at-sea tests by the end of September 2019.

The Navy expects the 150-kilowatt class LWSD Mk 2 Mod 0 to primarily provide ships with an additional line of defense against unmanned aircraft and small boat swarms. The laser can also act as a dazzler, blinding optical sensors and seekers. The full system can use its own integrated full-motion video cameras, which are used to track targets and aim the weapon, to conduct surveillance, as well.

The SSL-TM program is just one of four active programs that the service is working on as part of the Navy Laser Family of Systems, which will hopefully serve as stepping stones to more powerful and otherwise capable laser weapons in the future. The Arleigh Burke class destroyer USS Dewey is also now equipped with what looks to be an initial version of the Optical Dazzling Interdictor, Navy (ODIN) system, another naval directed energy development that The War Zone was first to report on and that you can find out more about in this past piece.
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https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/33634/the-amphibious-warship-uss-portland-has-shot-down-a-drone-with-its-new-high-power-laser

#laser #gun #weapon #war #army #military #navy #US #news #USS #Portland #warship #news #photo #video #science
 

The Amphibious Warship USS Portland Has Shot Down A Drone With Its New High-Power Laser

The successful test of the powerful laser is a major step forward for the Navy's directed energy weapons ambitions.


By Joseph TrevithickMay 22, 2020
The San Antonio class landing platform dock USS Portland has successfully knocked down a small drone using its new laser directed energy weapon. The ship was first spotted with the system installed as it left its homeport in San Diego California in December 2019, which The War Zone was first to report.

The U.S. Navy's Pacific Fleet announced the test of Portland's laser weapon, which is formally known as the Laser Weapon System Demonstrator (LWSD) Mk 2 Mod 0, on May 22, 2020. The test itself took place on May 16 at an unspecified location in the Pacific Ocean. The service described the event as "the first system-level implementation of a high-energy class solid-state laser," but did not say if this was the first time that the ship has actually fired the weapon.

"The Solid State Laser Weapons System Demonstrator is a unique capability the Portland gets to test and operate for the Navy, while paving the way for future weapons systems," Navy Captain Karrey Sanders, Portland's commanding officer, said in a statement. "By conducting advanced at sea tests against UAVs [unmanned aerial vehicles] and small crafts, we will gain valuable information on the capabilities of the Solid State Laser Weapons System Demonstrator against potential threats."

Northrop Grumman developed the LWSD Mk 2 Mod 0 for the Navy as part of the Solid-State Laser Technology Maturation (SSL-TM) program and delivered it to San Diego for installation on Portland in late 2019, something The War Zone was also first to report. The service had announced that the San Antonio class ship would be the first to carry this laser weapon back in 2018 and had originally planned to conduct the first at-sea tests by the end of September 2019.

The Navy expects the 150-kilowatt class LWSD Mk 2 Mod 0 to primarily provide ships with an additional line of defense against unmanned aircraft and small boat swarms. The laser can also act as a dazzler, blinding optical sensors and seekers. The full system can use its own integrated full-motion video cameras, which are used to track targets and aim the weapon, to conduct surveillance, as well.

The SSL-TM program is just one of four active programs that the service is working on as part of the Navy Laser Family of Systems, which will hopefully serve as stepping stones to more powerful and otherwise capable laser weapons in the future. The Arleigh Burke class destroyer USS Dewey is also now equipped with what looks to be an initial version of the Optical Dazzling Interdictor, Navy (ODIN) system, another naval directed energy development that The War Zone was first to report on and that you can find out more about in this past piece.
MORE:





https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/33634/the-amphibious-warship-uss-portland-has-shot-down-a-drone-with-its-new-high-power-laser

#laser #gun #weapon #war #army #military #navy #US #news #USS #Portland #warship #news #photo #video #science
 
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The Amphibious Warship USS Portland Has Shot Down A Drone With Its New High-Power Laser

The successful test of the powerful laser is a major step forward for the Navy's directed energy weapons ambitions.


By Joseph TrevithickMay 22, 2020
The San Antonio class landing platform dock USS Portland has successfully knocked down a small drone using its new laser directed energy weapon. The ship was first spotted with the system installed as it left its homeport in San Diego California in December 2019, which The War Zone was first to report.

The U.S. Navy's Pacific Fleet announced the test of Portland's laser weapon, which is formally known as the Laser Weapon System Demonstrator (LWSD) Mk 2 Mod 0, on May 22, 2020. The test itself took place on May 16 at an unspecified location in the Pacific Ocean. The service described the event as "the first system-level implementation of a high-energy class solid-state laser," but did not say if this was the first time that the ship has actually fired the weapon.

"The Solid State Laser Weapons System Demonstrator is a unique capability the Portland gets to test and operate for the Navy, while paving the way for future weapons systems," Navy Captain Karrey Sanders, Portland's commanding officer, said in a statement. "By conducting advanced at sea tests against UAVs [unmanned aerial vehicles] and small crafts, we will gain valuable information on the capabilities of the Solid State Laser Weapons System Demonstrator against potential threats."

Northrop Grumman developed the LWSD Mk 2 Mod 0 for the Navy as part of the Solid-State Laser Technology Maturation (SSL-TM) program and delivered it to San Diego for installation on Portland in late 2019, something The War Zone was also first to report. The service had announced that the San Antonio class ship would be the first to carry this laser weapon back in 2018 and had originally planned to conduct the first at-sea tests by the end of September 2019.

The Navy expects the 150-kilowatt class LWSD Mk 2 Mod 0 to primarily provide ships with an additional line of defense against unmanned aircraft and small boat swarms. The laser can also act as a dazzler, blinding optical sensors and seekers. The full system can use its own integrated full-motion video cameras, which are used to track targets and aim the weapon, to conduct surveillance, as well.

The SSL-TM program is just one of four active programs that the service is working on as part of the Navy Laser Family of Systems, which will hopefully serve as stepping stones to more powerful and otherwise capable laser weapons in the future. The Arleigh Burke class destroyer USS Dewey is also now equipped with what looks to be an initial version of the Optical Dazzling Interdictor, Navy (ODIN) system, another naval directed energy development that The War Zone was first to report on and that you can find out more about in this past piece.
MORE:





https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/33634/the-amphibious-warship-uss-portland-has-shot-down-a-drone-with-its-new-high-power-laser

#laser #gun #weapon #war #army #military #navy #US #news #USS #Portland #warship #news #photo #video #science
 
#US and #UK ‘lead push against global #patent pool for #Covid-19 drugs’ | World news | The Guardian

Isn’t it ironic that the free market and competition freaks are the ones who are all up for granting state-sponsored monopolies on therapeutics treatments of a #pandemic?

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/17/us-and-uk-lead-push-against-global-patent-pool-for-covid-19-drugs
 
In the macabre comparison of the #Covid-19 #pandemic, the #UK has now overtaken #Italy to be behind only the #US and #Spain in terms of number of infections. Meanwhile, #Russia is coming up on the inside fast.
 

U.S. airlines asking for a massive bailout spent billions on buybacks - The Washington Post


#politics #US

U.S. airlines want a $50 billion bailout. They spent $45 billion buying back their stock.

What about communism now?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/06/bailout-coronavirus-airlines/
 

U.S. airlines asking for a massive bailout spent billions on buybacks - The Washington Post


#politics #US

U.S. airlines want a $50 billion bailout. They spent $45 billion buying back their stock.

What about communism now?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/06/bailout-coronavirus-airlines/
 
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Americans, please sign this petition and contact your representatives against the EARNIT Act, which bans encryption and tries to interfere with freedom of expression. They US already uses the NSA to watch everything on the internet, now they're trying make us all into criminals for our apps using encryption to safekeep our passwords. The NSA wants to be able to read inside all the encrypted stuff they previously have not been able to read. The government is trying to pass it through now while the world is distracted with the corona virus pandemic.


The EFF has made a tool that will do the work of talking to your representatives for you. Click the links below, and please do copy and paste this everywhere, the EARNIT Act has not been showing up in the news due to corona virus.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/reject-earn-it-act-s-3398-which-threatens-free-speech-encryption-privacy-and-nations-cybersecurity

https://act.eff.org/action/protect-our-speech-and-security-online-reject-the-graham-blumenthal-bill

#earnit #earnitact #earn it #eff #encryption #crypto #cryptography #bitcoin #https #apps #diaspora #federation #thefediverse #thefederation #apps #usa #us #government #nsa #privacy #surveillance #1984 #corona #coronavirus #corona virus #news #wuhanflu #china
 
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Americans, please sign this petition and contact your representatives against the EARNIT Act, which bans encryption and tries to interfere with freedom of expression. They US already uses the NSA to watch everything on the internet, now they're trying make us all into criminals for our apps using encryption to safekeep our passwords. The NSA wants to be able to read inside all the encrypted stuff they previously have not been able to read. The government is trying to pass it through now while the world is distracted with the corona virus pandemic.


The EFF has made a tool that will do the work of talking to your representatives for you. Click the links below, and please do copy and paste this everywhere, the EARNIT Act has not been showing up in the news due to corona virus.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/reject-earn-it-act-s-3398-which-threatens-free-speech-encryption-privacy-and-nations-cybersecurity

https://act.eff.org/action/protect-our-speech-and-security-online-reject-the-graham-blumenthal-bill

#earnit #earnitact #earn it #eff #encryption #crypto #cryptography #bitcoin #https #apps #diaspora #federation #thefediverse #thefederation #apps #usa #us #government #nsa #privacy #surveillance #1984 #corona #coronavirus #corona virus #news #wuhanflu #china
 

#Trump offers 'large sums' for exclusive access to #coronavirus #vaccine | #US news | The Guardian


If you want exclusive access, try developing yourself.
 

#Trump offers 'large sums' for exclusive access to #coronavirus #vaccine | #US news | The Guardian


If you want exclusive access, try developing yourself.
 
Rising #tides will leave no choice for #US millions

In the year 2000, a third of all the planet’s urban land was in a zone vulnerable to #flood. By 2040, this could rise to 40%. In 2010, in the US, more than 120m citizens – that is nearly 40% of the entire population – lived in coastal counties. By 2020, this proportion could already be higher.
And by 2100, at least 13.1m people could be living on land likely to be inundated if #SeaLevelRise by 1.8 metres...

https://climatenewsnetwork.net/rising-tides-will-leave-no-choice-for-us-millions/
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It doesn’t really matter that #Putin wants to interfere in the #US #election. Of course he does.
What matters is what the candidates, including the #president, do about it.



#russia #putin #trump #bernie
 
It doesn’t really matter that #Putin wants to interfere in the #US #election. Of course he does.
What matters is what the candidates, including the #president, do about it.



#russia #putin #trump #bernie
 
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R.I.P. Kirk Douglas, the Ragman's Son

December 9, 1916 - February 5, 2020 (aged 103)


WIKI:
Douglas was born Issur Danielovitch (Yiddish: איסר דניאלאָוויטש‎; Belarusian: Ісур Данілавіч) in Amsterdam, New York, the son of Bryna "Bertha" (née Sanglel; 1884–1958) and Herschel "Harry" Danielovitch (c. 1884–1950; citations regarding his exact year of birth differ). His parents were Jewish immigrants from Chavusy, Mogilev Region, in the Russian Empire (present-day Belarus), and the family spoke Yiddish at home.

His father's brother, who immigrated earlier, used the surname Demsky, which Douglas's family adopted in the United States.

Douglas grew up as Izzy Demsky and legally changed his name to Kirk Douglas before entering the United States Navy during World War II.

In his 1988 autobiography, The Ragman's Son, Douglas notes the hardships that he, along with six sisters and his parents, endured during their early years in Amsterdam, New York:

My father, who had been a horse trader in Russia, got himself a horse and a small wagon, and became a ragman, buying old rags, pieces of metal, and junk for pennies, nickels, and dimes.... Even on Eagle Street, in the poorest section of town, where all the families were struggling, the ragman was on the lowest rung on the ladder. And I was the ragman's son.
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MORE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirk_Douglas

#Kirk #Douglas #US #news #movie #film #Hollywood #jew #jewish #actor #photo #rip
 
Logistics, geopolitical #ecology, and the #carbon boot‐print of the US military

Our geopolitical ecology framework interrogates the material‐ecological metabolic flows that shape #geopolitical and #geoeconomic power relations. We argue that to account for the #US #military as a major #climate actor, one must understand the logistical supply chain that makes consumption of #hydrocarbon‐based #fuels possible.

https://rgs-ibg.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/tran.12319

PDF:
https://doi.org/10.1111/tran.12319" target="_blank">https://sci-hub.tw/https://doi.org/10.1111/tran.12319

Thx @21tribes

#ClimateCrisis
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R.I.P. Kirk Douglas, the Ragman's Son

December 9, 1916 - February 5, 2020 (aged 103)


WIKI:
Douglas was born Issur Danielovitch (Yiddish: איסר דניאלאָוויטש‎; Belarusian: Ісур Данілавіч) in Amsterdam, New York, the son of Bryna "Bertha" (née Sanglel; 1884–1958) and Herschel "Harry" Danielovitch (c. 1884–1950; citations regarding his exact year of birth differ). His parents were Jewish immigrants from Chavusy, Mogilev Region, in the Russian Empire (present-day Belarus), and the family spoke Yiddish at home.

His father's brother, who immigrated earlier, used the surname Demsky, which Douglas's family adopted in the United States.

Douglas grew up as Izzy Demsky and legally changed his name to Kirk Douglas before entering the United States Navy during World War II.

In his 1988 autobiography, The Ragman's Son, Douglas notes the hardships that he, along with six sisters and his parents, endured during their early years in Amsterdam, New York:

My father, who had been a horse trader in Russia, got himself a horse and a small wagon, and became a ragman, buying old rags, pieces of metal, and junk for pennies, nickels, and dimes.... Even on Eagle Street, in the poorest section of town, where all the families were struggling, the ragman was on the lowest rung on the ladder. And I was the ragman's son.
https://www.instagram.com/p/B8NCr7Ah40N/~/russian/news-51396455" alt="Bild/Foto" />

MORE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirk_Douglas

#Kirk #Douglas #US #news #movie #film #Hollywood #jew #jewish #actor #photo #rip
 
#Trump border #wall between #US and #Mexico blows over in high winds | World news | The Guardian

A metaphor for his presidency.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/30/trump-border-wall-between-us-and-mexico-blows-over-in-high-winds
 

The USA Doubles Down on its Saudi Allegiance


#US #Saudi #Arabia #Israel #Allegiance #Iran #Iraq #Qassem #Suleimani #international #politics
The USA Doubles Down on its Saudi Allegiance
 

The USA Doubles Down on its Saudi Allegiance


#US #Saudi #Arabia #Israel #Allegiance #Iran #Iraq #Qassem #Suleimani #international #politics
The USA Doubles Down on its Saudi Allegiance
 
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