This lovely young woman creates an aura of calm around her through mindful practice.



LATE-BREAKING GOOD NEWS: BIDEN WITHDRAWS CHIPMAN ATF NOMINATION. “Mr. Chipman’s long record as a partisan, anti-Second Amendment activist raised plenty of concerns about how he’d administer federal firearms laws. But that wasn’t the only cause for concern,” Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said. “The record he concealed from Congress, some of which remains hidden to this day, about how he treated his fellow employees while at the ATF confirms his lack of fitness to lead the agency.” CWAA. This is the second major nomination which the Harris/Biden administration has been forced to withdraw.






FIRST ALL-PRIVATE ORBITAL CREW LAUNCH: The mission is called Inspiration4, and it will be the first fully commercial human spaceflight to orbit Earth, without a professional government-employed astronaut on-board. The mission is the centerpiece of a charity-focused project designed in part to raise $200 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a nonprofit institution devoted to treating children with cancer and other pediatric diseases. The Crew Dragon Resilience spacecraft is fully automated. Crew consists of the commander, two contest winners, and a cancer survivor. The crew will will participate in several human health experiments.





SELF-SUSTAINING FUSION REACTION FIVE YEARS AWAY, FOR REALS THIS TIME: We’d love to believe this, really we would. But color us skeptical because we’ve heard this many times before and they’re only trying to reach the break-even point where it generates as much energy as it takes to fire the thing up. That milestone will be followed by what the company hopes will be a commercially viable fusion plant in the early 2030s.






YES IT’S A REAL GAUSS GUN: ArcFlash Labs makes several models of fully-assembled gauss guns. Pictured is the EMG-01B. Review of forthcoming GR-1 ANVIL here. The good – untraceable, unregulated, low-tech ammo. The bad – currently about the stopping power of a .22 short round, high-tech dependent. The ugly – potential onerous, unconstitutional infringement because Ben Franklin and Thomas Jefferson could no way envision something like this.





THE (RE)NAMING COMMISSION, HUMORLESS FUCKSTAINS: A Congressional Commission providing naming, renaming, and removal recommendations to Congress for all Department of Defense items that commemorate the Confederate States of America or any person who served voluntarily with the Confederate States of America. As maddening as this is, we thought we could have a bit of fun with it. We picked a small, insignificant base, suggested a joke name that might actually pass muster, and were planning to enjoy them explaining why they couldn’t actually name it that, but noooo. They are denying us even the small joys of puerile pranksterism in these wretched times. Also not working, Fort E. McFortface. (h/t Rebel Scum)