US Navy’s first F-35C fleet soon to complete final at-sea developmental test phase

The US Navy’s first fleet of seven F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft is set to successfully complete the third and final round of at-sea developmental testing, DT-III, aboard the Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN-73), on 1 September.During DT-III, the aircrafts’ initial onshore catapult and arresting gear were tested, including several operational cats and traps.The 20-day testing period’s objectives are external symmetric and asymmetric weapon loadings, launches and recoveries at maximum weight, approach handling qualities, landing systems certification, and engine logistics.”We are bringing a stealthy airplane to the carrier decks for the first time.”VX-23 test detachment officer in charge test pilot lieutenant commander Daniel Kitts said: “The ability to bring the aircraft back aboard the ship safely the first time, every time for the most junior pilot to the most senior is one of its major advantages.”Also, the incorporation of its mission systems to the pilot and the fusion of that information is really going to make it a lethal tactical platform.“Lastly, its ability to share that information with other assets in the fleet is going to help build the picture for the whole carrier strike group. Not to mention, we are bringing a stealthy airplane to the carrier decks for the first time.”The testing also saw the use of a Lockheed Martin-developed semi-automated landing mode, Delta Flight Path, which is designed to ease the landing of jets on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier.Improved night-time visibility for the aircraft’s third generation helmet, which displays symbology on the pilot’s visor, was also tested.There were 12 instructors and pilots from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101 that also completed the navy’s first fleet carrier qualifications, with each pilot carrying out two touch-and-goes, and ten arrested landings.In 2014, the F-35C aircraft conducted its first shipboard test flights aboard USS Nimitz, followed by developmental testing aboard nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Dwight D Eisenhower.The US Navy is expected to declare the initial operational capability of the F-35C aircraft in 2018.

Source: US Navy’s first F-35C fleet soon to complete final at-sea developmental test phase – Naval Technology

Navy faces ‘new normal’ in Persian Gulf: more Iran provocations | Stripes Okinawa

WASHINGTON — U.S. sailors in the Persian Gulf can expect increased harassment by Iranian vessels as Iran’s hard-liners seek to bolster their position ahead of next year’s Iranian election and the U.S. is absorbed in its own electoral campaign. Some analysts also believe the three incidents Tuesday and Wednesday, during which Iranian fast boats swarmed around U.S. warships in the northern Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz in the southern end, were to practice “swarm tactics” for attacking larger and better armed American vessels. In one of the incidents, the USS Squall, a coastal patrol ship, fired shots in the water to warn the Iranians. The latest incidents serve as a reminder that tensions remain high between the United States and Iran despite last year’s international agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear program and lift crippling international sanctions.

Source: Navy faces ‘new normal’ in Persian Gulf: more Iran provocations | Stripes Okinawa

Nearly Naked Hillary Clinton Portrayed as the “Beast” in Hollywood Street Art

Sabo, a conservative street artist known for creating fake ads and traffic signs and affixing them illegally to bus stops and light poles in the dead of night, also has targeted Leonardo DiCaprio and Nate Parker in previously displayed art.

Source: Nearly Naked Hillary Clinton Portrayed as the “Beast” in Hollywood Street Art | Hollywood Reporter

What will Happen After November 8th?

I couldn’t agree more with this post!
WE ARE THE PEOPLE! The hard working, freedom loving, Americans the elite warn the libs about.
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With the rise of Donald Trump, the plan of the political elites has been to provoke violence and blame it on him, thus scaring the normal populace. Early-on there were the road-blockings, the threatened riots, the cancelled events in Chicago and Cincinnati, the beatings, the police ordered to “look the other way”…and it has continued: The screaming harassment and physical attacks on Trump supporters as they leave his rallies. The spitting. The intimidation. The thrown eggs. The shoves and punches. The cars blocked and damaged. The hats snatched off people’s heads, stomped on, and then burned on the ground. All of it approvingly ignored or downplayed by the mainstream media.

And through it all, the Trump brigades remain oddly docile.

The elites and their leftist thugs doubtless have concluded that Trump supporters are incapable of retaliating. In other words, the elites and their supporters see the Trump movement as placid and toothless. People may be attacked and abused at will, without consequence.

That is going to be shown to be a big mistake. The people who support Trump are increasingly well-armed, and increasingly seething with justifiable rage. For now they hold back. Donald Trump himself has repeatedly observed that “the safest place in America” for anti-Trump protesters is at Trump rallies. And that is true. For now (except for the one old cowboy who punched out the protester, he was an octogenarian outlier). Why is this? Why the docility in the face of clear provocation?

It is because Trump supporters understand that any retaliatory violence now will be instantly, widely, and incessantly portrayed by the whorish mainstream media as proof that “Trump is dangerous” and “Trump’s movement is violent” and “Trump invites violence.” So his supporters endure the abuse. They endure the spittle. They endure the shoves and punches. They endure the theft of their possessions. They endure the damaged cars and the incessant harassment. For now, for the sake of their political movement and the candidacy of Donald Trump they do not strike back,

But what happens after the election? It matters not who wins. If Hillary Clinton is elected, by hook or by crook, the mass movement harnessed by Donald Trump will be free to respond to physical attacks. If Donald Trump wins the Presidency, there will similarly be no reason to continue to endure physical attacks and humiliations by the street thugs of the Democrats. Whether Trump or Hillary Clinton is in the White House, there will be no reason to hold back.

Fred Reed, who almost always gets it right, wrote the other day as follows:

“It is easy to underestimate the peasantry, the little people. They appear well under control. All seems calm, unless one looks carefully. The means of control work smoothly: the legions, the church, the media, the secret police, the enforcers of political correctness. The serfs are cowed. Why worry about a distant peonage? Do we not have our castles? Let us dance and drink champagne….True, the rise of Donald Trump may disturb the elites a bit as they enrich themselves by sending more jobs abroad. But not to worry. Trump is only Mussolini by Disney and the fury his supporters feel toward New York and Washington will go away once we have Hillary in office. Fly-over land doesn’t really matter anyway.”

Whatever happens after this Presidential election, it will have been unleashed by the corporate elites and their servants in the media and elsewhere. They will be responsible for blood in the streets.

And many will cheer it.

STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC

This will open a few eyes. A reader comment from the Western Rifle Shooters Association, via theburningplatform.com:

A reader sends:

With the rise of Donald Trump, the plan of the political elites has been to provoke violence and blame it on him, thus scaring the normal populace. Early-on there were the road-blockings, the threatened riots, the cancelled events in Chicago and Cincinnati, the beatings, the police ordered to “look the other way”…and it has continued: The screaming harassment and physical attacks on Trump supporters as they leave his rallies. The spitting. The intimidation. The thrown eggs. The shoves and punches. The cars blocked and damaged. The hats snatched off people’s heads, stomped on, and then burned on the ground. All of it approvingly ignored or downplayed by the mainstream media.

And through it all, the Trump brigades remain oddly docile.

The elites and their leftist thugs doubtless have concluded that…

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LEAKED SOROS DOCS CALL FOR INTERNET CONTROL: GIVEAWAY TO UN BY OBAMA IN SEPTEMBER

I just keep asking myself — WHY WHY WHY the hell doesn’t Congress DO SOMETHING! What more destruction does hussein and their cronies get to do before someone says ENOUGH!!
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“The Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI) is part of the Open Society Foundations, Soros’s secretive network of political organizations. According to the organization’s website, “The Open Society Justice Initiative uses law to protect and empower people around the world, supporting the values and work of the Open Society Foundations.”
The call for international control of the internet is part of a 34-page document titled “2014 Proposed strategy” that lays out OSJI’s goals for between 2014 and 2017.”
WSJ: “If the U.S. abdicates internet stewardship, the United Nations might take control.
When the Obama administration announced its plan to give up U.S. protection of the internet, it promised the United Nations would never take control. But because of the administration’s naiveté or arrogance, U.N. control is the likely result if the U.S. gives up internet stewardship as planned at midnight on Sept. 30.”
Taxation, control, and freedom?
DC Leaks just posted information about Soros the powerful politicos did not like and their site was hacked.

Burst Updates

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Pentagon Orders Review of Troubled New Carrier

The most expensive warship EVER and it is a piece of crap – essentially?

Make America Great again doesn’t mean just a FEW of us! Take pride in your shit and get it done right!

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The service has operated 10 carriers since the retirement of the USS Enterprise in 2012. Extended deployments of the remaining ships have placed stress on crews and meant added strain meeting global commitments from the fight against Islamic State to ensuring freedom of navigation in the South China Sea, home to $5 trillion in annual trade.A prolonged delay could also hamper the military if a new conflict arises.“Based on current reliability estimates, the CVN-78 is unlikely to conduct high-intensity flight operations” such as a requirement for four days of 24-hour surge operations “at the outset of a war,” Michael Gilmore, the Pentagon’s chief testing officer, wrote Kendall last month. As delivery of the vessel approaches, “my concerns about the reliability of these systems remain and the risk to the ship’s ability to succeed in combat grows as these reliability issues remain unresolved,” Gilmore said.

Source: Pentagon Orders Review of Troubled New Carrier – gCaptain

Four charged with murder 

Demographics preset in our minds — saddens me it really does – just the whole thing SMH

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The death Saturday of 83-year-old Dorothy Dow has not only brought change and sadness to her friends and family, but a new set of murder charges for four people who allegedly attacked her on Aug. 4.Dow died Saturday at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, following two surgeries after she sustained broken bones and serious burns in the attack in her home. Meriwether Sheriff Chuck Smith’s office announced the people charged in the attacks are now also charged with felony murder and malice murder.RELATED STORIESDot Dow loses struggle for life following attackWoman burned in home diesSenior fights for life after home invasionAn elderly woman is fighting for her life after a violent home-invasion robbery.Sheriff vows to arrest attackers who beat, burned, robbed elderly womanUpdate on Dot Dow caseThree arrested in attack on Lone Oak womanThree men – two of them residents of Grantville – have been arrested for the attack last week that sent 83-year-old Dorothy Dow to Grady Hospital’s burn unit.Two more suspects arrested in attack on Lone Oak womanBoth suspects from NewnanThey are Justin Peirce Grady, 38, Grantville; Cortavious Deshun Heard, 18, Grantville; Mina Christine Ellery, 17, Newnan; and Angel Latrice Harmon, 17, Newnan. All four are in jail without bond.Shanquavious Keontrell Cameron, 17, of Hogansville faces charges stemming from a burglary at Dow’s home a few days before the attack.Grady and Heard had been employees at the Dow family’s blueberry farm. The home of “Dot” Dow, who has lived in Lone Oak since 1988, was on the farm.

Source: Four charged with murder in Lone Oak attack – The Newnan Times-Herald