the interception

The curious circle of the Dassault Mirage delta family

First, the French machines:

On top we have the original Mirage III, one hell of an interceptor and fighter, the living proof that a delta wing was the perfect solution for supersonic flight (instead of that god-awful wing used by the F-104), an overall and outstanding export success, effectively the west’s MiG-21, only superior.

Then came her first major upgrade, the Mirage V, a version almost tailor-made for Israel (but more of that in a sec), that sacrificed all-weather interception capacity for better ground-attack capabilities, with an stretched fuselaje, better payload, better range, more hard-points, and a nose cone designed to improve ground view. Another export success.

And finally, the ultimate version, the Mirage 50, a throwback to the original all-weather interception capabilities, with a set of fixed canards to improve flying characteristics, a new radar and engine, not as successful as her predecessors, but still an aircraft to behold.

Now we get to the international copies and variants:

This is effectively an unlicensed Israeli version of the Mirage V, the IAI Nesher (Vulture). Build after France denied delivery of the V’s the Israelis both helped to make and payed in full, where, Israel being Israel, decided that fuck the french, they were getting their Mirages, so what they did was STEAL her blueprints using the Mossad, and basically built the aircraft themselves, the only differences being the american ejection seats and some Israeli-made avionics, quickly passed out and sold to Argentina, getting renamed Dagger, and following a small upgrade, Finger

Now came a true Israeli modification, a big improvement over the Nesher, which replaced the french-made engine with an american-made one, the same that powered the F-4 already in service with the IAF, the General Electric J79, giving birth to the IAI Kfir (Lion’s cub, a colombian C10 version is pictured), a superior variant with better avionics, higher payload and all-around performance, although with a reduced range.

And the final variant, the South African Atlas Cheetah, which is essentially a mix between a Kfir and a Mirage III, with a more powerful french-made engine (the same equipping the Mirage 50), much better avionics, improvements of dogfighting ability, and overall the ultimate version of the Mirage III, which in turn, curiously enough, would lead to the development of the upgraded Kfir C10 (seen on the Kfir pic), completing the circle.

With the Cheetah died the development of this remarkable aircraft, as the French moved on to the far superior but far less successful Mirage 2000

While the Israelis would try, and ultimately fail, to make their own fighter, based on the lessons from the Nesher and Kfir, culminating in the cancelled (thanks to america) IAI Lavi

Which, curiously enought, would help to give birth to the first fully indigenous chinese fighter jet, the Chengdu J-10

And finally, the South Africans just gave up on aircraft-making, after the end of Apartheid brought an end to their military complex, the most advanced in Africa.

youtube

How to Resist Trump’s Shock Doctrine

1. Know what’s going on
2. Get out of your home and defy the bans
3. Know your history
4. Always follow the money
5. Advance a bold counter-plan

anonymous asked:

Oh god Alex has been going through bay "PUT EVERYTHING IN YOUR MOUTH" stage for a while. Alex is eyeing something in the store and Lexa notices. They both look at each other and Lexa is like "don't you dare" while Alex starts to slowly reach her hand out.

Lmfao it’s like an old western. Alex reaches slowly and squints and smirks at Lexa and Lexa slowly raises her hand to stop her and she goes “Alex, think about what you’re doing…put your hand down nice and slow,” 

Alex slowly reaches down but then BAM she’s running for it and Lexa intercepts her bc she’s a fucking pro athlete and scoops her up and Alex is just….grinning at her with an adorable smile and wide blue eyes and Lexa MELTS.

“Momma!” 

“Don’t play innocent with me” 

“Love you.” Alex kisses her nose and Lexa just DIES she grins and kisses her face a billion times. 

Please someone write this please

I am no way a writer But I have an idea for a Bughead fanfic. Betty and Jughead are getting married and it’s her bachelorette weekend, could be in Vegas or New York or wherever and Veronica and the girls get her a stripper or want to get her a stripper. But Jughead hears about it before hand and gets Jelous so he intercepts the stripper to not go or send the stripper to the wrong address and decides to be Betty’s stripper cause no one else will dance for Betty except him, even though he really can’t dance he’ll do it for Betty, and Betty is so pleased and turned on that it can end in smut or not you’re chooseing Archie and the guys can help getting rid of the stripper. Can some please write this??

I’m currently reading an interesting little passage at work on past lives, karma, and reincarnation.
It’s discussing how the ascendant (or first house cusp) represents our present life and the possibility of the twelfth house cusp representing our past incarnation. So with this being said, if we were to use the Placidus system with the different sized houses and a chart happens to have the first and twelfth sharing the same sign, it is believed that that individual is having a “continued existence”; meaning their past life in that ascendant was interrupted and not completed (accidental death).
It also mentions that if the first house is intercepting a sign then the chart holder will experience events and personalities that should have been for their next life.

8
Report: Russia Launched Cyberattack On Voting Vendor Ahead Of Election

Russia’s military intelligence agency launched an attack before Election Day 2016 on a U.S. company that provides voting services and systems, according to a top secret report posted Monday by The Intercept.

The news site published a report, with redactions, by the National Security Agency that described the Russian spear-phishing scheme, one it described as perpetrated by the same intelligence agency — the GRU — sanctioned by the Obama administration over the 2016 cyber-mischief.

According to the NSA report, Russian hackers sent emails to people who worked at a company that provides election software and hardware, trying to trick them into giving up their user credentials. The goal was to get custom software onto their computers so that Russian spies could find out more about the workings of the network. The Intercept reports, “At least one of the employee accounts was likely compromised, the agency concluded.”

Continue reading

Interceptions: FAQ

“What is an interception?”
It’s called an interception when an entire sign is contained in a house, falling between two cusps rather than on either of them. This is what it looks like.

When one sign is intercepted, its sister sign will be as well; in this chart, the sign of Cancer is intercepted in the seventh house (between the 7th & 8th house cusps) so Capricorn is also intercepted, in the first house (between the 1st & 2nd house cusps). The cusps end up landing on the signs on either side.

Planets can be intercepted as well; an intercepted planet is simply a planet posited in an intercepted sign.

“What is a duplication?”
Duplications are caused by interceptions. A sign is duplicated when two house cusps fall within it. This is what a duplicated sign looks like (from the same chart as the screenshot above).

Again, when a sign is duplicated, so will its sister sign be. In this chart, Gemini is duplicated on the 6th & 7th house cusps, and Sagittarius is duplicated on the 12th & 1st house cusps. This is because the houses & signs form axes.

Interceptions & duplications cannot happen in equal house systems.

“What do interceptions & duplications mean?”
They indicate an immense imbalance of energy. The intercepted signs are buried, repressed, overshadowed, and basically not allowed or able to operate normally in the chart. On the other hand, duplicated signs work on overdrive & typically have “too much” influence. Both of these things are very unhealthy.

“What do intercepted planets mean?”
Intercepted planets are hindered, internalized, weakened, and (again, like intercepted signs) basically not allowed or able to operate normally in the chart. They have to be reached & brought out, like retrograde / 12th house planets in a way. They’re trapped because their mode of expression is stifled.

“How do I regain balance & heal my intercepted signs / planets?”
This is a very personal process that no stranger can help you through without analyzing your natal chart as a whole. Remember to use common sense; look at what the sign/planet in question is associated with, locate the core of the problem, and make the healthy decisions you feel will solve it.

“Once the imbalance & issues of interceptions / duplications are resolved, where would the intercepted signs manifest, since they have no influence over the areas of life represented by the houses?”
They would manifest through the placement of their ruling planet, and possibly as a shadow of the house they’re intercepted in (behind the influence of the sign on the cusp). When the function of the sign is healed, its energy will come through no matter what, so you just have to look for it.

“What if the ruling planet of the intercepted sign is very strong?”
It may be relatively easier for you to bring it out, because you have an equivalent energy to channel it through. Or the interception may not be much of a problem at all – the ruling planets function similarly to their signs, so it may work itself out naturally. It depends on the rest of the chart.

“What if the ruling planet of a duplicated sign is intercepted or weak?”
If it is weak, there will be less of a problem, because the sign will not be as consuming & will have limitations. If it is intercepted, it will be even more of a confusing experience, because the excessive expression of the sign will not have a clear course & the native may end up subconsciously trying to repress it entirely or inflate it further. It also depends on the rest of the chart.

“What if the house associated with the intercepted sign is strong?”
It may increase the influence of the archetype, or have no effect. (Note: it will not increase the sign’s energy, only the power/prominence of its archetype.)

“What if the house associated with the duplicated sign is weak?”
It will likely not have a notable effect.

2

Standing Rock was infiltrated by a private contractor who compared protesters to warring jihadis

  • They are, it is said, extremists — radicals waging an ideological war, driven by an extreme religiosity — and only by using the tools and tactics developed in Iraq and Afghanistan can we prevent them from exporting their insurgency.
  • This is not a description of a terror cell or a group of fascists; it is how a security firm engaging in surveillance at Standing Rock described the protestors (many of whom were Native American) there.
  • New documents obtained by the Intercept show TigerSwan, the private security firm hired by the company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline, infiltrated and surveilled the Standing Rock resistance movement using counterinsurgency tactics learned while waging global war on terrorism.
  • But the Standing Rock water protecters are just the latest in a long line of peaceful, left-leaning movements to be treated as threats to homeland security and dispersed using the tools of war. Read more (5/31/17)

follow @the-movemnt

Hoseok Fic Recs

Originally posted by jaayhope

After Months of empty promises and multiple nights, filled with reading hoseok smut i’ve finally finished this shit storm of smut from the best hipped man….JUNG HOSOEK

all bolded fics or writers mentioned are ones that have been recently added.

Also if you ever want to send me your own fic recommendations I”m always up for some more reading…


Last Updated: 6/3/17

💖 = Personal Favorite

Oneshots:


Series:


Writers Mentioned:

@seokvie @bts-thestoryvalley @colourfulnoodles @minisyubie @sangsanghaebwa @kimvtae @jeonjagiya @war-of-hormoan @avveh @seoulscapes @minnochu @taechubs @floralseokjin @baeseoul @hobiemin @taeverie @triptaech @jiminniemouse @workofteaguk @ninanevip @xiuminsm @sugaminxx @freehoseoksdick @btsfiles @schmudt @charizard-z @floralseokjin @imsarabum @btsxexoxtrash @smuttyfairy @jiminwreckedme @alienpikachu

→ all that is gold (m)

Originally posted by chimtae


Sub!BTS collab

pairing → Taehyung x Reader

genre → roommate!au + sugar baby!au, smut, angst

warnings sub!taehyung, skype sex, masturbation, orgasm denial, possessiveness, slight breath play, oral sex, dirty talk, thigh riding, tae ends up sort of a switch? idk

☆ word count → 11.2k

☆ summary → As a college student struggling to make ends meet, Taehyung resorts to a less than ethical method to satisfy his appetite for expensive treats. The last thing he wants is for you to find out how he acquires the Gucci in his closet… however this proves to be difficult when you are his roommate.

or : Taehyung is a sugar baby and somehow thinks he can keep this a secret


☆ a/n → ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Keep reading

Make fun of my kid? I'll get you back somehow.

So I am not sure if this belongs in @prorevenge, sense it wasn’t planned on my part. It kind of just fell in my lap. Feels more than petty, so here I am.

For a bit of background: My next door neighbor is/was a college student. She lives with our actual neighbor, her boyfriend. Typical crazy college kid. Weekend parties, drinking on her patio all hours of the night, and weird hours. You know the drill. I figured she was trying to experience college life, so why not? You do you lady!

Anyways one summer night last year she was sitting out on her back patio with her girlfriends doing their drunk thing. I am out wrapping up on some stuff with my toddler daughter. She at the time had a medical thing going on that caused her to walk a little weird. Nothing life altering and something that would heal with time. She did have a weeble waddle to her, especially when running. Sometimes she would fall right over. She was out running around with the dog and the ladies next door were waving and telling her how cute she was. All good.

Keep reading