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The United Kingdom, Italy and Japan jointly presented a concept model of a next-generation fighter jet, which is planned to be put into service in 2035, Italian aerospace and defense company Leonardo said.

"The three nations of the Global Combat Air Programme (GCAP) – UK, Italy, and Japan – have unveiled a new concept model of their next generation combat aircraft at Farnborough International Airshow," the company said in a statement on Monday.

The statement added the new model differs from previous concepts in its increased wingspan to improve the aerodynamics of the aircraft.

"The combat aircraft, set to be in service in 2035, will be one of the world’s most advanced, interoperable, adaptable and connected fighter jets in service, boasting an intelligent weapons system, a software-driven interactive cockpit, integrated sensors and a powerful next generation radar capable of providing 10,000 times more data than current systems, giving it a battle-winning advantage," the statement read.

Tags: EUROPE, GREAT BRITAIN/ UK, JAPAN, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, around half of Earth's oxygen comes from the ocean. The production can typically be linked to oceanic plankton, drifting plants, algae and certain bacteria, with all four are capable of photosynthesis.

Scientists are searching for the explanation behind a rather strange phenomenon: at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean there are large amounts of oxygen being produced by an unknown source. The finding is odd, to say the least, considering that photosynthesis is impossible in such deep, dark depths.

“We have another source of oxygen on the planet, other than photosynthesis,” said Andrew Sweetman, a study co-author, and a sea-floor ecologist at the Scottish Association for Marine Science in Oban, UK.

Tags: SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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Political analyst Charles Ortel said Republican leaders in both chambers of Congress were already discussing invoking the 25th Amendment and pressing for Biden to stand down completely and immediately from the Oval Office given the logic that if he is not able to campaign due to cognitive and physical deficiencies, he is also not able to perform his duties as president.

"[US House Speaker] Mike Johnson, Senator Josh Hawley and others quickly noted that Biden should resign the presidency or face removal under the 25th Amendment as he clearly is unfit to carry out his full set of duties," Ortel said.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
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Biden should resign immediately. Every day he stays in office, Kamala and her West Wing co-conspirators are still complicit. -- Who do they think they’re fooling? -- By dropping out of the 2024 race, Biden has finally admitted that his age and his apparent decline prohibit him from fulfilling the job of president one day longer. -- He wasn’t even able to face the cameras to declare his withdrawal on Sunday, instead sending in his notice via a letter posted in a Tweet.
Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
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She favored gun control in pretty much every political campaign she’s run. Now that she’s the presumptive nominee, more or less, there was never any doubt that she’d go in that direction with this one. -- It seems that we didn’t have to wait too long at all, either...
Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS
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It is not an accident that this has happened. -- For more than a decade, people like me have been relentlessly warning that the decisions that our leaders were making would have disastrous consequences, and that is exactly what has happened. -- And if we stay on the path that we are on, it won’t be too long before we witness a meltdown of absolutely epic proportions.
Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, CURRENT EVENTS, DICTATORSHIP, ECONOMY, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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A journalistic report on how New York City's restaurants are in danger. Robbers have been setting themselves on unsuspecting dinners, stealing wallets and watches worth tens of thousands of dollars.
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Who Pays for the CrowdStrike catastrophe? If you believe their Terms of Service, not CrowdStrike. But that's not how the law of Gross Negligence works.
Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET/AI, CURRENT EVENTS
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Inventory jumped 23.4% from a year ago to 1.32 million units at the end of June, coming off record lows but still just a 4.1-month supply. A 6-month supply is considered balanced between buyer and seller. These inventory levels are the highest supply since May 2020, boosted by homes sitting on the market longer.
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Amidst escalating economic turmoil, the financial strain on American households is palpable. Recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that a daunting 39% of Americans are increasingly worried about their ability to pay bills. This figure reflects a persistent struggle as 36% of households report difficulty managing routine expenses, a situation exacerbated by soaring inflation rates and fluctuating job markets.
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A British farmer has said that the government has offered a scheme to pay farmers not to supply food for three years. This scheme is part of a larger trend where farmers are being financially incentivised by the state to reduce food production. Why would they do that?
Tags: CLIMATEGATE, CURRENT EVENTS, GREAT BRITAIN/ UK
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The concept of “global warming,” later changed to “climate change,” is used as an excuse for a wide range of controlling mechanisms. The world we know is about to come to an end but ninety-nine people in a hundred have no idea just how bad things are going to become. Without fossil fuels, we will be dragged back into the 19th century. Solar panels and wind turbines will not stop this from happening.
Tags: CLIMATEGATE
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Yellowstone National Park announced on X that a "hydrothermal explosion" occurred earlier today near Sapphire Pool in Biscuit Basin, just north of Old Faithful.
Tags: SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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Russia's military has released new video as part of ongoing warnings to the West as it pours weapons and ammo into Ukraine. Moscow also continues to warn against the West introducing F-16s into the conflict, which is imminent. The Russian Defense Ministry on Tuesday published footage purporting to show the destruction of a large warehouse filled with US-supplied weapons, specifically including a HIMARS multiple rocket launcher system. The depot was destroyed by a Russian ballistic missile, with the video showing an extensive building engulfed in huge flames.
Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
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A new Reuters/Ipsos poll has found that Harris leads Trump 44% to 42% in the national poll (with a 3% margin of error). Yet, there's a catch. As we noted in the 2016 and 2020 elections, pollsters had their thumb on the scale by oversampling Democrats. Well, they've done it again - sampling 426 Democrat voters vs. 376 Republicans and 341 Independents. Meanwhile, other polls have Trump smoking Harris.
Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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JPMorgan’s second-quarter profit declined 9% year-over-year to $13.1 billion. That figure excludes one-time items, including a $7.9 billion gain on an exchange of the bank’s shares of Visa. Credit-card loans rose faster than spending at all three banks, a sign that more borrowers carried over balances month to month.
Tags: ECONOMY
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I’ve long been sounding the alarm on the private debt crisis sweeping the Build Back Better nations. US government debt equaled 122.3% of the nation’s GDP in 2023, a cost that will be passed on to the taxpayers. As of Q1 2024, US household debt stood at $1.77 trillion; $12.44 trillion held in mortgage debt, $1.62 trillion in autos, $1.12 trillion in credit card debt, and $543 billion in other forms. The average household debt was around $147,500 at the end of 2024. Mortgage prices are, therefore, debts have been on the rise, similar to autos, and more consumers are placing basic necessities on credit. Major banks across the US are now reporting that Americans are failing to pay off this debt.
Tags: ECONOMY
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Since Friday, when the buggy CrowdStrike Falcon update caused global IT outages, threat actors have quickly begun to capitalize on the news to deliver malware through fake fixes. A new campaign conducted through phishing emails pretends to be instructions on using a new Recovery Tool that fixes Windows devices impacted by the recent CrowdStrike Falcon crashes. Once active on the system, the stealer harvests account credentials, browser history, and authentication cookies stored in Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and the Cốc Cốc web browsers.
Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET/AI
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Microplastic pollution in the environment is a worldwide problem with many negative side effects. Several studies have also suggested that once microplastics enter the human body, they can increase the risk of health problems such as heart attack, stroke and even death. Plastic is a crucial product in industrial production and it is pervasive in daily life. However, when plastic products break down, they turn into microplastics or nanoplastics, which are much smaller. Microplastics are plastic pieces smaller than five millimeters, while nanoplastics measure below one micron (1,000 nanometers).
Tags: SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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Global News is saying its a good thing Massive wildfires in Alberta are coughing up clouds of smoke that are obscuring the sky and hazardous to health. However, there’s so much smoke that wildfires are being shaded from the sun and daytime temperature highs in some areas are cooler than forecast, leading to reduced fire activity.
Tags: CANADA
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Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
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