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Tuesday, December 07, 2021

Airliners, private planes and helicopters may have to limit landings in low-visibility conditions and follow other restrictions under a government directive to ensure safe operations once a new band of 5G mobile-phone service starts in January. ... [T]he two airworthiness directives lay the groundwork for what could be severe limitations across the nation's aviation system if the regulator believes the signals -- from a part of the spectrum called the "C-Band" that the mobile carriers have procured to expand their service -- threaten safety.

People who choose to remain unvaccinated and subsequently become severely ill with COVID-19 should be responsible for paying the entirety of their hospital bills out of pocket, according to Illinois Representative Jonathan Carroll. The Democrat from the Chicago suburb of Northbrook introduced legislation Monday that would amend the state's insurance code so that accident and health insurance policies in 2023 would no longer cover COVID-19 hospital bills for people who choose to remain unvaccinated. Carroll said the rule would not apply to those with medical conditions that prevent vaccination.

Monday, December 06, 2021

A federal judge blocked former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and ex-Office of Management and Budget Director Russell Vought from returning to the board of the U.S. Naval Academy while they sue President Joe Biden over their ouster from the panel. read more

The latest in a series of bizarre Navy patents isn't just for a revolutionary reactor that could power cities, but also potentially a craft.

Saturday, December 04, 2021

Rising COVID-19 cases and the emergence of the new omicron variant has set local leaders on edge. read more



DARPA Funded Researchers Accidentally Create The World's First Warp Bubble

...Warp drive pioneer and former NASA warp drive specialist Dr. Harold G "Sonny" White has reported the successful manifestation of an actual, real-world "Warp Bubble." And, according to White, this first of its kind breakthrough by his Limitless Space Institute (LSI) team sets a new starting point for those trying to manufacture a full-sized, warp-capable spacecraft.

"To be clear, our finding is not a warp bubble analog, it is a real, albeit humble and tiny, warp bubble," White told The Debrief, quickly dispensing with the notion that this is anything other than the creation of an actual, real-world warp bubble. "Hence the significance."...


Committee Leaders Urge FCC to Act to Protect Aviation Safety Amid 5G Broadband Implementation (November 20, 2021)

...Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation Rick Larsen (D-WA) have written to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) expressing safety concerns with the telecom industry's plan to utilize the band of spectrum between 3.7 and 4.2 GHz, or the C-band, for 5G broadband service.

Specifically, the Members called on the FCC to provide the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with sufficient data to conduct a robust assessment of the risks to aviation safety presented by use of the C-band for 5G broadband service, as well as prohibit any use of the C-band for 5G until the FAA has conducted a robust risk assessment and has concluded either that no mitigations are necessary or that all necessary mitigations are in place.

In their letter to FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel, the Members wrote: "The FCC's and the telecom industry's approach of deploy now, fix later' is anathema to the strong safety culture we have created and nourished in aviation over the last 20 years. In aviation, we never roll the dice with safety. We never run headlong into a possible hazard to the safety of flight without a full and complete assessment and mitigation of those risks."

The Members continued: "Technical analysis by aviation industry experts has confirmed both the likelihood of harmful 5G interference with radio altimeters and the potential that such interference will result in accidents. The FAA at least implicitly acknowledged this risk in a recent safety bulletin issued to the aviation community on November 2, 2021 ... The aviation industry analysis put it in starker terms: the proposed wireless services in the C-band could cause catastrophic failures leading to multiple fatalities."...

I'm confused.

The cited article is dated November 30, 2021.

Then there is this from today...

Former WH chief of staff Mark Meadows will cease cooperation with Jan. 6 committee

...The former Trump administration official had previously been working with the committee

Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows will no longer be cooperating with a committee investigating the events of Jan. 6, despite previous efforts to work with them.

Meadows and his attorney George Terwilliger notified the committee Tuesday morning, after the senior Trump administration official could not come to terms with lawmakers on an arrangement to work with them.

"We have made efforts over many weeks to reach an accommodation with the committee," Terwilliger told Fox News....


"Real" America - Politics Girl (runtime 2 minutes)

...There is no such thing as a "real" America. We're all real Americans ...

Some good background info...

Stuck jet stream brings blowtorch December in Lower 48, frigid Alaska

...To make things even more strange, a "Kona low" stalled northwest of Kauai has brought a surge of tropical moisture to Hawaii, which is falling in the form of wind-blown snow at the state's highest mountain peaks, including Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea.

- - This has meant that the longest duration blizzard warnings in effect for the past three days in the U.S. have been outside the continental U.S., in Hawaii and Alaska.

- - The bigger weather story in Hawaii, however, has been flash flooding at lower elevations, which is threatening heavily populated areas....

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