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Monday morning stealthy stumping

by | Nov 23, 2020 | Mondays | 3 comments

Aw crap, here we go again… Mondays, man, they’re just awful. Especially when you haven’t quite gotten enough sleep because you got held up the night before by an urgent request that delayed your podcast by an hour and then had to record said podcast, clean it up, brush your teeth, pray, call someone after midnight, and finally go to sleep sometime around 1am…

Anyway, there’s plenty of bitching to go around, but at least for my American friends it will be a short week. That’s right, it’s Turkey Day soon, and I for one am thankful for quite a lot of things. Not least of which, of course, is the fact that this latest edition of the Great Mondaydact Browser Buster is finally done. These epic time-wasters actually take a LOT of time to put together (ironic, ain’t it?).

So let’s get started by looking at some interesting features of stealth technology, since Monday kind of snuck up on all of us:

Most of my readers know by now that I am extremely critical of the so-called “5th-generation stealth fighter” that the entire US armed forces have been saddled with, called the F-35. I call it “the turducken plane“. That is because I consider it to be a colossal waste of time, money, and effort.

But I do actually think that stealth technology has valid applications and uses. Stealth tech is designed to baffle and scatter electromagnetic radiation in specific frequencies and wavelengths. It does work in combat situations, as the F-117 Nighthawk demonstrated so brilliantly against the Iraqi air defence systems in the First Gulf War.

Anyone who says that the USA and its allies could easily have destroyed the Iraqi military at that time and invaded Baghdad without problems, has no idea what he’s talking about. Back then, in the late 80s and early 90s, Baghdad was protected by the most extensive surface-to-air missile network in the world. There were more SAM launchers around Baghdad than there were around Moscow at the height of the Cold War – some 16,000 of them, roughly speaking.

Any air force that tried to get anywhere near Baghdad to take out the command-and-control systems of the Iraqi military would have been absolutely shredded if using only conventional aircraft. But with the surgical precision provided by laser-guided bombs dropped from undetected stealth “fighters”, the USAF was able to neutralise probably the most formidable military in the Arab world at that time within the first day of the war.

The F-117 proved its worth time and again in combat environments. Stealth technology does work, and not just in the air – stealth innovations have been used on submarines and aircraft carriers to reduce their sonar and radar cross sections. But that doesn’t mean that stealth solves ALL problems, because it simply doesn’t. And it’s high time that the US military’s top brass finally got that through their thick skulls.


His Most Illustrious, Noble, August, Benevolent, and Legendary Celestial Majesty, the God-Emperor of Mankind, Donaldus Triumphus Magnus Astra, the First of His Name, the Lion of Midnight, may the Lord bless him and preserve him, apparently knows something that the rest of us don’t, because while the lying traitorous presstitutes and whorenalists of the never-to-be-sufficiently-cursed (((media))) accuse him (in increasingly shrill and hysterical tones) of refusing to bend to reality and accept the electile dysfunction results, he just keeps on WINNING!!!:

STILL. YOUR. PRESIDENT.


#BasedTucker is based:

Also – Tucker said last week that as far as his show’s future with FAUX News is concerned, he ain’t goin’ NOWHERE:

That’s a real pity. He’s about the only reason to continue watching FAUX right now. Were he to leave, FAUX’s cable ratings would rapidly collapse and the Murdoch Brothers might finally get the clue-bat beating that they deserve.


Mark Dice is most amused by the Daemoncrats throwing massive temper tantrums about how Big Tech doesn’t censor badthinkers ENOUGH:


Dave from Blue Collar Logic asks a rhetorical question about how Daemoncrats would react if THEY were subjected to fraudulent elections:

We know the answer to that one. Back when the Democrats actually stood for something decent, however flawed they were on issues like slavery, they seceded from the Union because they saw that the American system of power was hopelessly rigged and corrupted. These days, though, now that they have completed their decades-long transformation from Democrats to Daemoncrats, they will simply burn everything down in an orgy of extreme violence.

And Jason looks into the reality of the Great Reset and the way that the Kung Flu has gone straight to the heads of the Leftists in power:


Bill Whittle is not amused by Boris the Floppy-Haired Sheepadoodle’s flopping about on the issue of “green” energy:


The Male Brain has sent over a huge amount of stuff for this week’s browser crusher. We start with a video from JP Sears about how the next major American bust-up could start:

Is anyone else amused by the notion of a vegan talking about violence?

Wendover Productions has a solid analysis of how General Tso’s Chicken Pox has broken all norms and expectations of air travel:

Wisecrack looks at the founder of the NXIVM (“Nexium”, apparently) cult and what made him successful:

Dawn’s comments:

  1. Don’t believe I ever heard about him;
  2. As I say very often: “Evil will always triumph because good is dumb” (spaceballs)
  3. If you want to be a cult leader – make a mix of ideas, rename them and then convince people to be your slave.
  4. As Eurythmics said (a while back) in their best song Sweat Dreams :
    Some of them want to use you
    Some of them want to get used
    by you Some of them want to abuse you
    Some of them want to be abused

That is, indeed, a good song.

Some Twits to spice up your day:

This next one is absolutely hysterical. You have to read the story behind this one:

Fake Pope endorses Fake Model with Fake Butt and Fake Tits – CLASSIC.

Call the Burn Unit for the next one:

Eye Opener lives up to the channel’s name with some pretty astonishing news about the recount situation in Georgia and the likely outcome of the Fake Election in Pennsylvania:

Apparently I got The Male Brain hooked on America Uncovered – and they’ve got an AMAZEBALLS story about – there’s no other way to put this – SUPER PIGS:

Dawn’s comments:

  1. Who had “super pigs” in the 2020 Doomsday Lottery Pool for November?
  2. YOU GET PAID TO SHOOT WILD PIGS and EAT THEM?
    God bless Texas. [Damn straight, Skippy – Didact]
    Also hellbacon? That is AWESOME. [Bacon is awesome, but HELLBACON Is AWESOME WITH AWESOMESAUCE AND A SIDE OF AWESOME – Didact]
  3. Hog and zombie removal – priceless


Also from Dawn Pine – a bunch of funny shit from LInkedIn:

I know that feel, bro…

I would have preferred little bottles of Macallan 12 myself, but hey, to each his (or her) own…


Reader furor kek tonicus (with the ever-changing handle) sent over a fascinating short video in a comment yesterday, and it concerns Smartmatic voting machines which the Philippines adopted specifically because they were supposed to be transparent, but turned out to be anything but:

The kicker here is that apparently the guy in that video, Heider Garcia, used to work at Smartmatic and now is an Election Officer for Tarrant County in Texas.

Conspiracy? NAH!!!

Honestly, Philippines President Duterte’s likely reaction to fraud makes a lot of sense in these cases – since his first instinct is usually: “SHOOT the SOB!”. That would sort out incidents of fraud in a VERY big hurry.


Our beloved and dreaded Supreme Dark Lord (PBUH) Vox Day has some very interesting thoughts to offer on the current electile dysfunction:

As His Voxness makes clear, you need to avoid the demoralisation and despair that the whorenalists are spreading around. These people are evil criminals. I am REALLY looking forward to the day that they are lined up and tried by military tribunals. I’ll even wear this exact shirt to the hearings.

(I actually have that shirt, but with the slogan on the BACK, not the front. Shortly before I had to leave the USA in 2018, I wore that shirt and did a slow walk around the New York F***ing Slimes headquarters building on 8th Avenue in Manhattan. It was a GLORIOUS day, and not just because of the amazing weather.)


Paul Ramsey has some simple, solid advice for you about how not to get suckered in by the shysters and scam artists masquerading as elites today:


PJW is finally back with a new video about the technocrats pushing the global Great Reset:

He’s finally gone from Alt-Lite to Hard Right. Took him long enough. Welcome to the club, Paul.


China Uncensored looks at the horrifying reality of forced organ harvesting in the MIddle Kingdom:

This is why the whole Learned Elders of Wye strategy to decamp from the USA, where (((they))) have fundamentally broken and shattered the country through their machinations, and go to China, is so hilariously stupid. (((They))) don’t seem to understand that (((their))) low-trust, high-performance culture is about to run face-first into another low-trust, high-performance culture with VASTLY greater numbers that absolutely cannot bloody STAND them, and has no respect whatsoever for their Judaic moral ethic.


America Uncovered looks into the issues surrounding the Dominion voting machines that are now at the heart of the fraudulent election in the USA:


Jared Taylor from American Renaissance follows up on his previous installment about the taboo subject of IQ differences between races with plenty of data, evidence, and analysis:


Terrence Popp offers a serious, sober ex-Army grunt’s take on the breaking of America:


Midnight’s Edge looks at how Wonder Woman 1984‘s future will hammer the nails into the coffins of movie theatres around the country and the world:


Overlord Dicktor Van Doomcock has some juicy rumours about Pedro Pascal’s stroppy behaviour on the set of The Mandalorian:


Gary from Nerdrotic gives his thoughts on the situation with WW84 and the HBO Max deal:


The Drinker really likes Fight Club – though obviously the movie is SIGNIFICANTLY different from the book that inspired it:

The book itself is basically one long series of gay metaphors. As our beloved and dreaded Supreme Dark Lord (PBUH) Vox Day once very memorably said in a Darkstream:

Fight Club is gay, served on a bed of gay, with a side of gay, topped with gay sauce.

Or something along those lines, anyway.

Also, following on from what Gary said above, he reckons that Wonder Woman 1984 is gonna SUCK – and not in the good way, amiriteboys?:


Dr. Frank Turek has perhaps rather a little too much fun in handing an atheist his ass:

Dr. Turek is absolutely right about the atheist inability to formulate a moral code from first principles. This is true. Take it from a former (and bitterly repentant) atheist: under an atheist worldview, RAPE, MURDER, GENOCIDE, AND ALL OTHER EVILS, ARE NOT WRONG.

Don’t misunderstand me here. Atheists can certainly feel that something is wrong. This is the spirit crying out against the flesh. But they cannot explain WHY they feel it. They cannot act upon that feeling. And they cannot understand the absolutely critical need to listen to that inner voice.

That’s because they don’t believe in the soul or the spirit, to their immense detriment.


Former Muslim and current Christian apologist Abdu Murray explains how a single verse in the Bible caused him to question his faith in Islam and understand that Christianity is true:


Your “Science is F***ING WEIRD” moment of the week is from The Male Brain and basically concerns the way you can measure smell, and differences in smells:

The resulting measure combines 21 physicochemical features of the odorants into a single number—expressed in radians—that accurately predicts the extent of perceptual similarity between multicomponent odorant pairs. To assess the usefulness of this measure, we investigated whether we could use it to create olfactory metamers. To this end, we first identified a cut-off in the measure: pairs of multicomponent odorants that were within 0.05 radians of each other or less were very difficult to discriminate. Using this cut-off, we were able to design olfactory metamers—pairs of non-overlapping molecular compositions that generated identical odour percepts. The accurate predictions of perceptual similarity, and the ensuing creation of olfactory metamers, suggest that we have obtained a valid olfactory measure, one that may enable the digitization of smell.


Your long read of the week is from Healthy Skeptic, and – misspelling of “sceptic” aside – is all about that infamous Danish randomised controlled trial mask study that multiple journals refused to print. Someone finally printed it, with MASSIVE revisions and caveats and arse-coverings. To precisely nobody’s surprise – at least not anyone who reads this site – the study concluded that there is NO statistically significant benefit from mass mask mandates:

6000 people participated in the study.  3030 were randomly assigned to the mask group and 2994 to the control arm.  Out of the entire group 4862 completed the study period.  These were adults who spent more than 3 hours a day outside their homes and didn’t wear masks at an occupation.  Both the mask wearing arm and the non-mask wearing arm were told to follow social distancing measures.  The mask-wearing group was encouraged to wear a mask outside their home and were given 50 surgical masks for this purpose.  So better masks than cloth ones.  The primary outcome was number of infections after one-month.    42 people got infected in the mask wearing group and 53 in the control group.  Because more dropouts occurred in the mask group, there was no statistical difference in infection rate.  One interesting little nugget in the characteristics of the groups is that more people in the control arm had what might be considered higher-risk occupations than in the mask wearing arm.  Yet still no difference in infection rate.

Some of the criticisms are that the data on mask usage were self-reported, this only tested the effect on the mask wearer, not whether they might be less likely to infect others, and other niggling concerns.  The real criticism is that it doesn’t fall in line with the orthodoxy on all of us needing a mask glued to our face 24 by 7.  Self-reported adherence was good, with over 90% of the mask-wearers saying they largely complied with the recommendation and almost half saying they always did.  Taking out the 7% who reported poor adherence did not change the primary finding.  And very importantly, looking only at those persons who reported always complying with the mask recommendation also did not change the outcome.  It appeared there was very low in-home transmission that caused the infection in either arm of the study, so most transmission was occurring in the community.  Another interesting finding was no difference in infection with other respiratory viruses.

This was a well-designed study. If masks made a difference in the community, it would have been seen in this large a group.

In a sane world, this would be a deafening and undeniable refutation of the mask panic that we have all been subjected to of late. But we don’t live in a sane world. We live in Clown World.


Linkage is good for you:

And some more from Dawn Pine:


The Neo-Tsar offers up his thoughts on the Armenian PM’s refusal to accept reality initially during the latest round of the Artsakh conflict:

The situation on the ground there is a massive fustercluck for Russia. Both Azerbaijan and Armenia are Russian allies – but Armenia has adopted a much more European-oriented position over the past few years, while Azerbaijan, despite being an Islamic republic, has stayed quite loyal to Russia. Putin is not known for being tolerant of disloyalty – like all true Alpha males. As such, he is not inclined to be favourable toward Pashinian and his attempts to give the Euzis and NATO a straight shot at Russia’s supposedly “weak underbelly”.

Let’s be clear about something. Russia today is NOT the Russia of the 1990s. This is not a weak and crippled nation. This is a defensively oriented country with a tough, battle-hardened military that now has a true professional NCO corps and which has undertaken some very difficult reforms to become a technologically advanced and complete fighting force.

The Russians don’t have the kind of technology that the USA does. Their engine technology for their fighter jets, in particular, is still quite inferior to that of the NATO powers, which is why their Su-50 cannot yet achieve true supercruise. But their military is MORE than adequate to provide a powerful defensive umbrella for their country and their allies.

NATO should not and MUST NOT antagonise the Russians. Neither should the USA, and I really do criticise the God-Emperor strongly for not dealing with Russia as at least a partner with whom America can do business. The true wars of the future will not be Russia against NATO – they will involve Russia against China, and possibly Russia and China against the USA.


History lessons of the week:


Your Great Man of the Week, courtesy of the Biographics channel, is Subutai Khan, the greatest and most dangerous of Genghis Khan’s generals:


HALO 4 is now available on PC and I have had an absolute BLAST over the past week playing it through:

This is probably my favourite game in the entire series. That’s quite a bold statement, and I understand why a lot of HALOniacs disagree with me about it. HALO 3 is far more epic in scope and feel and is unmatched in terms of the music. HALO: Reach probably has better overall gameplay. HALO 3: ODST has a far more coherent storyline and introduces several brilliant innovations that HALO 4 simply discarded outright.

But, when it comes to getting EVERYTHING right, in the overall package, I personally think that HALO 4 delivers better than any of the other games. It’s just a real pity that 343i and Microsoft cocked up so badly with HALO 5: Guardians, which these days is my least favourite game in the series. And I say that in full recognition of the fact that I gave it a very good review back in 2015.

My opinion of H5:G has definitely hardened over the years. The things that I liked about it are very much overshadowed by the things that I really don’t. Subsequent developments in the HALOverse have done nothing whatsoever to convince me that I was wrong.

HALO 4, on the other hand, showed tremendous promise despite its flaws. 343i should have capitalised on the innovations and ideas that it introduced in that series. They didn’t, which is why H5:G remains the weakest of the series now.

Let’s see what they can do with HALO Infinite. If they can go back to the spiritual roots of the series while incorporating the innovations that made HALO 4 so much fun to play, then that will be a GREAT game.


Wazzocks gonna wazzock:

I’m given to understand that the latest in a long line of dismal failures appointed to head up the Bolshevick Broadcasting Corporation, Director-General Sir Tim Davie, asked him to return to “Dear Old Auntie”. (Apparently you have to be a Knight of the British Empire in order to be considered for the leadership role in an actively Communist organisation dedicated to spreading lies, bullshit, and fear. I don’t get it, but then, these ARE the Limeys we’re talking about.)

Jezza apparently told him, “so long and thanks for all the fish”.

And rightly so. Given how badly the Bullshit Broadcasting Corporation has mangled Doctor Who Cares under the, uh, “stewardship” of Chris Chinballs, and given how ridiculously left-wing the place has become, can you imagine what those Leftist asshats would do to a “car” show that is actually all about three best mates having hilarious and manly adventures?

The lesbians and soyboys who run the place would do their damnedest to neuter the thing, Jezza and Andy Wilman would inevitably blow several gaskets, and a right royal punch-up would ensue. It would be hilarious to watch, but tragic as well, because the three blokiest blokes ever to bloke across the TV screen would always be second-guessed and hamstrung.

Jezza and his mates are best off at Amazog. Yeah, Jeff Bezosoy’s evil giant corporation is giant and evil, but at least The Grand Tour is actually, y’know, FUNNY. And WELL MADE. And INTERESTING.

Which is everything that the BBC is NOT.


Kitchen Nightmares with the Angry Scot:


Comedy hour, starting with clips from The Male Brain and Nick Dixon:

It’s been a long time since we featured BroScienceLife here on these pages, so here we go:


Pics, guns, girls, starting with a few from Dawn Pine about Harpo Marx, probably the funniest of the Marx Brothers – captions are from Dawn as well:

And you can’t tell when they’re doing which…
That would in fact make an interesting Dr Who Cares episode
And the most correct one, too
Gives a whole new meaning to that whole “keep your friends close” idea too
So he was practicing Stoicism too
Yes, because they are less important
And he’ll probably do a better job, too
We can all agree that this is the only GOOD kind of Marxist

Onward – and with Turkey Day around the corner, we’ve got plenty of great patriotic Thanksgiving memes:

THAT would explain why God rained hellfire and wrath down upon them afterwards, then.

On the plus side, that would have dealt with Judas Iscariot in a very big hurry.

The Constitution. Definitely the Constitution. Couldn’t give a crap about sportzball.

Welp, looks like I’m gonna be thrown in the clink, then. So long, boys, it’s been fun, thanks for all the fish…

THAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN.

That, right there, is a Fake American.

The more that things change…

These next few are absolute howlers:

Headlines of the week indicate that whoever had “Monkey Uprising” in the 2020 Doomsday F**K Up Pool for December, is about to make bank:

Oh for heaven’s sake… have we learned NOTHING from Planet of the Apes?!?!?!

Your “Seriously Fake News Headline” moment of the week – in that the idea that any major mainstream whorenalist outlet ever published this, is fake news:

Your “Military Intelligence Can’t Handle Boobies” moment of the week:

Your “Consistently Inconsistent” moment of the week:

And people look at ME funny when I have the temerity, the gall, the bare-faced CHEEK, to call bacon a vegetable

For those who aren’t in the know, the Impossible Burger is made of soy and is supposed to taste like meat.

Look, stop with this shit already. JUST EAT MEAT. When you eat meat, you get big and strong and DON’T grow bitch-tits. When you eat soy, you turn into… well, a Daemoncrat.

This one might take a moment to figure out, but when you do…:

Yep. Sounds about right.

This one HAS to be from Floriduh:

F**K. THAT. SHIT. Never go to Floriduh. EVER.


Your Dog of the Week is the Portuguese Water Dog:

Portuguese Water Dog Breed Information

Your aminules are adorkable moments of the week:

And also your some endangered species AREN’T F***ING ENDANGERED ENOUGH moment of the week, to balance things out:


Pray silence for a moment now, lads, as we witness Gymbeasticus liftheavyshitus doing his thing in the wild:


Related – strongman Laurence Shahlei and his wife Liz answer some hilarious questions from fans about what it’s like for a woman to live with a beast:

That whole thing is absolutely hysterical. I must admit that his wife looks like a dude, but the two of them definitely have superb chemistry and get along exceptionally well. That’s the kind of woman that most men need – I mean, minus the tranny looks, obviously.

The two of them provided excellent coverage of the World’s Strongest Man 2020 finals from last week. I’m sorry to see that Brian Shaw really didn’t do particularly well, especially by his own standards – he very badly wants to win his 5th title, but I seriously doubt that he will ever get there now. He simply is not the absolutely dominant force in strongman that he used to be.


Buakaw Beatdown of the Week:

For another side of Buakaw that isn’t maybe quite so terrifying, check this out:

You can see just how much his own people love and respect him. That is because, for all that he is an absolute murder machine in the ring, he is humble, self-effacing, patriotic, and religious man outside of it.

If you have ever wondered what a true adherent of the Way of the Warrior looks like – that, right there, is it.


Jesus loves knockouts:


Synthwave reminds us of the greatest bad movie of the 1980s:


#RebornInSteel

Finally, we end with an AWESOME cartoon from a channel called MaidenCartoons Val Andrade, which basically features great animation done by one guy featuring Eddie the ‘Ead and IRON MAIDEN songs for the soundtrack:


And finally we get to this week’s starting Instathot. Her name is Brittney Slovak, age 29 from Huntington Beach, CA. She claims to be of Mexican and Caucasian descent. She goes by the stage name of Brittney Ana. Her personal website is quite a hoot, actually. If you read down to the OnlyFans pitch section, here’s what it says:

Britty Ana is the most powerfully [sic], desirable woman ever created.

Watch her breathe… Imagine the texture of her skin or the smell of her neck… Wait by your inbox for the next message and fumble with your password rushing to login to see what’s waiting … You’re not immune, she’s addictive.

Join her on OnlyFans, to get the most intense content she has to offer – your password won’t be the only thing you’ll be fumbling for.

That’s hilarious. Evidently whoever wrote up that page hasn’t seen the collection of talent showcased on my site – I would happily put every single one of the Russians that I love to feature around here up against her, and the Russkies would win.

Honestly, I’m really not sure what the funniest part is – the grammar in the first paragraph that sounds like an actual Mexican wrote the spiel, the ludicrously cheesy erotica in the second paragraph, or the very clear attempt to make you sound like a horny weeb in the third.

At any rate, there’s nothing funny about her curves – she is smokin’. That being said, she definitely has a severe case of TCS. She’ll enjoy her fancy pants and lollipops for now, but her future will be questionable, to say the least.

Anyway, there’s your lead in the ol’ pencil for this week. Off to work with you now, ya lazy gits.

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3 Comments

  1. Kapios

    The Instathot looks naturally sad lol. She does have a nice hot body though.

    Lately, I have been keeping up with some aviation news and there are rumors flying around (ahem) that the nighthawk was deployed. Also, governments around the world are placing orders on the f35, so maybe it’s not so useless, or Lockheed knows how to do some clever marketing. The Russians and the Chinese seem unimpressed.

    The Marx brothers mention was a breath of fresh air if I’m honest. If only Groucho was alive for a day just to listen to him throw sarcasm at the current state of affairs around the world.

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  2. Didact

    The Instathot looks naturally sad lol. She does have a nice hot body though.

    Yep. Classic case of Thousand Cock Stare. If you want to know what that looks like on a genuine, unquestioned slore, then take a look at pictures of Lisa Sparxxx, the (married!!!) porn actress who quite literally banged nearly a thousand men in 12 hours.

    The impact that this has on a woman’s previously smoking hot body is staggering. If you have the stomach for it, you can look for pictures of her before 2004 and after. The “After” pictures require eye-bleach to view even when she’s fully clothed.

    Lately, I have been keeping up with some aviation news and there are rumors flying around (ahem) that the nighthawk was deployed

    Apparently so. Unlike the F-22, it isn’t so precious that it cannot be thrown into actual combat – and unlike the F-35, it’s actually a proven battle-tested bomber that can fly low and slow enough to provide genuine stealthy troop support.

    Also, governments around the world are placing orders on the f35, so maybe it’s not so useless, or Lockheed knows how to do some clever marketing.

    It’s the second one, for sure. Lockheed’s marketing department is great. Also, don’t forget that the F-35 is possibly the biggest and most complex jobs bank programme in the entire world. Any country that signs on for the F-35 may well get involved in the manufacturing process, which means JOBS during a time of massive global recession.

    The Russians and the Chinese seem unimpressed.

    Yep. The Chinese and especially the Russians have long-wave mobile radar platforms that can detect pretty much every stealth aircraft ever made. And the Russians already have a fighter that is probably almost as good as the F-35. Their major deficiency right now is in engine technology, which doesn’t permit them to use supercruise features. But otherwise, the Su-50 appears to be a real contender against the F-35 – at less than half the price, too.

    As for the Chinese – well, they can’t rip off the F-35 very well, not anymore, but they’ve given it their best shot with the J-20 Chengdu. It looks like someone described an F-35 (or, more accurately, a smaller and sort of wonky F-22) down the phone in broken English that was then literally translated into Chinese. The thing does fly and does work. But I don’t think the Chinese are worried by the F-35 given the turducken plane’s well-documented reliability and performance issues.

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  3. MrUNIVAC

    Vox ruined Fight Club for me in the same way that South Park ruined Family Guy…namely, that once you see the truth, you can’t un-see it. Still a great movie though.

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