Monday, April 19, 2021

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Succeeds in Historic First Flight
NASA Press Release 
 
Monday, NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter became the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet. The Ingenuity team at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California confirmed the flight succeeded after receiving data from the helicopter via NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover at 6:46 a.m. EDT (3:46 a.m. PDT).

“Ingenuity is the latest in a long and storied tradition of NASA projects achieving a space exploration goal once thought impossible,” said acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk. “The X-15 was a pathfinder for the space shuttle. Mars Pathfinder and its Sojourner rover did the same for three generations of Mars rovers. We don’t know exactly where Ingenuity will lead us, but today’s results indicate the sky – at least on Mars – may not be the limit.”

The solar-powered helicopter first became airborne at 3:34 a.m. EDT (12:34 a.m. PDT) – 12:33 Local Mean Solar Time (Mars time) – a time the Ingenuity team determined would have optimal energy and flight conditions. Altimeter data indicate Ingenuity climbed to its prescribed maximum altitude of 10 feet (3 meters) and maintained a stable hover for 30 seconds. It then descended, touching back down on the surface of Mars after logging a total of 39.1 seconds of flight. Additional details on the test are expected in upcoming downlinks.

Read entire article here: https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-s-ingenuity-mars-helicopter-succeeds-in-historic-first-flight

If Pelosi Doesn't Take Action Against Maxine Waters, McCarthy Promises He Will

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy called on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to take action against Rep. Maxine Waters over comments she made "inciting violence," vowing to take matters into his own hands if she doesn’t.

“Maxine Waters is inciting violence in Minneapolis — just as she has incited it in the past,” McCarthy said in a statement. “If Speaker Pelosi doesn’t act against this dangerous rhetoric, I will bring action this week.”

Waters had called for riots in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, to continue in the wake of a police shooting that killed Daunte Wright. The officer had believed she was using her taser rather than her service weapon. The California Democrat’s comments also come days before a verdict will be reached in ex-police officer Derek Chauvin’s trial over the death of George Floyd. As Rebecca reported on Sunday, hours after Waters’ comments, the Minnesota National Guardsmen security team was fired at, injuring two guardsmen.

Read entire article and see tweet here: https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2021/04/19/kevin-mccarthy-vows-to-bring-action-against-maxine-waters-if-pelosi-wont-n2588134

Op-ed:
An Imbalance of Justice
By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots / Right Side Patriots Radio

Equality: the quality or state of persons being equal within a given society; having equal rights, liberties, opportunities, and status to others within a just society.

It's all about equality or so 'they' say, but in actuality equality is the very last thing 'they' want for what 'they' want is most favored status along with even more “free stuff” and of course a “Get Out of Jail Free” card.

And yet 'they' continue to call for equality...in fact 'they' demand equality as justice owed them...yet 'they' willingly choose to ignore some of the most important yet basic components of equality, with the prime component being that true equality only works when it works both ways...tit for tat if you will. And also being ignored is that the very definition of equality dictates that no one individual nor any one specific group of people is entitled to special privileges, most especially special privileges regarding the adjudication of our country's civil laws...the very civil laws which mandate that all people be legally treated the same. But in today's America that surely is not the case.

How and why so? Simply, in today's America it seems that “people of color” are treated better than our country's white majority, a majority who are yet but another casualty of so-called “political correctness” run amok. And it's “political correctness” itself that comes replete with the forcing upon us of what amounts to being mentally enslaved coupled with media forced indoctrination aimed specifically at those of us who are not the chosen “people of color.” And while our Constitution itself states that “...all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights...” it's simple common sense alone that should dictate that while all individuals do deserve the same opportunities and treatment as part of their birthright, reality has shown that the actions of some have not only tainted the sum of the whole, but that said actions have actually denied me and you the very “unalienable rights” they demand for themselves.

A true imbalance of justice all in the name of equality I'd say.

So who, for the most part, are the minority I've referred to as 'they'? 'They' are simply misguided and misled black folks who reside within our county's roughly 14% black minority population; as in a select yet very vocal sub-sect embedded within the majority of good, decent, law abiding black folks; a sub-sect who think they have a right to dictate their vision of equality to this country's white majority; a sub-sect who demand payback for the sins of the past, sins never visited upon their person... sins paid-in-full with the loss of Union blood. And it's this sub-sect of black folks who are aided in what is their anything but altruistic quest for equality by both liberal white elected officials run amok coupled with those elected officials on the right who are simply too afraid to speak out against what they know in their hearts is but misplaced and unjustified racially based appeasement.

Basically, this translates into meaning that any and all elected officials who so knowingly and willingly allow themselves to be manipulated to such a degree that they are being held hostage out of fear of their daring to use their God given gifts of common sense and logic to mask what is, in reality, an underlying fear of publicly being shamed and labeled a “racist” by the media and by the “court of public opinion,” truly have no place in the public discourse. And yet it's this abject fear alone that has become the now accepted political excuse for those not willing to stand up to these miscreant folks and to just say “no.”

Racist”...a media deemed and cavalierly volleyed about word of antagonism to some; yet a word of salvation and veiled pride to others. “Racist”...a word that runs the gamut from fence sitters to those who outwardly reek of racial marginalization along with those in the throws of overtly ingrained prejudice and what amounts to simple disrespect of others different in color than themselves. And yet when one delves below surface appearances and meanings, “racist” remains a word misunderstood in its very concept, displaced by some yet deliberately manipulated by others for both personal and monetary gain.

To understand how this manipulation works just ask BLM head honcho and avowed marxist Patrisse Khan-Cullors who has personally profited off black folks misery...ask her about her recent multi-million dollar home purchase in an exclusive LA predominately white neighborhood instead of her using said money to help her fellow blacks. Remember, racial animosity, whether perceived or real, is indeed a very profitable business for way too many folks, especially for those folks who love to claim that America remains a systematically racist nation (more on that in a bit)...something we most assuredly are not. And this is no matter that these same folks deem both race relations and self-perceived racial inequality coupled with the corresponding discussions thereof, as the central touch point of the Democrats fool-hardly and ever so dangerous public policy agenda...an agenda reeking of socialism and in our faces anti-Americanism.

A public policy agenda where suspicion and the “canceling” of others not to the Democrats liking reigns supreme...an agenda where individuality and ones personal thoughts and beliefs are corrupted by politically driven media lies and innuendos passing themselves off as both justice and truth, thus allowing American society itself to now become unraveled and then rebuilt in models that are the antithesis of what was the American dream...a dream now a nightmare painted not in red, white and blue, but instead in the hues of certain folks skin color. This is what our beloved country has become under the current Democrat majority rule.

But what the Democrats and their assorted rainbow colored ilk refuse to understand is that any and all politically forced racist discourse and equality banter should not be about skin color per se, but should be about what the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said was “the content of one's character.” And one's character seems not to matter to today's BLM and liberal appeasing sorts as one's character coupled with one's actions seems to take a backseat when it pertains to the darkness of one's skin. The darker one's skin is the more injustices they encounter or so these folks claim. Targeted for arrest by police, supposed inequality in the criminal justice system, living in poverty stricken inner city ghettos with little incentive or hope to escape they say creates the perfect breeding ground for their right to riot, loot, steal, and even kill “whitey” if need be.

Just more self made excuses for miscreants and thugs to put themselves and their actions above the law...with white liberals giving them free rein to do so...justice surely not served.

And when what actually equates to a misplaced sense of self-loathing and hate is mixed in together with what is underlying jealousy and a believed to be racially based exclusion regarding the bettering of oneself, the call for true equality rings both hollow and mute for true equality, I believe, cannot and must not be forced nor can it be politically mandated...it must be earned, if you will, through a multitude of positive actions taken then coupled with “the content of one's character,” changing for the better. Mandating equality...politically or otherwise...does not and will not make folks truly equal nor does it do anything to quell racism itself, in fact it just breeds more hatred and animosity between the races.

But then again that seems to be exactly what the Democrat party wants for hatred along with cleverly crafted and forced racial manipulation, obvious voter fraud, and the repeated call that America still remains a systemically racist nation in desperate need of change, helped get Joe Biden the presidency this past election cycle. And when you couple that with his party's misplaced but now quite possible reality of keeping said power for many years to come...via “court packing” of course...you just know that a day of reckoning is fast approaching before any true sense of justice can finally be served. 1776 anyone...

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