Chinese buyers help boost Toronto’s luxury housing market

By Jessy Bains | Yahoo Finance Canada

Deep-pocketed buyers are coming back to Toronto’s high-end real estate market.

Sales of homes above $5 million, or ‘uber-luxe’ homes as RE/MAX calls them, were up 8.5 per cent in October compared to last year.… Continues

No F-35 Required: These 5 Weapons Show Why Fighting Israel’s Military Is A Losing Battle

A frighteningly effective military machine, even without the F-35.

by Robert Farley Follow drfarls on TwitterL | The National Interest

Key point: A nation always at war is always prepared.SPONSORED CONTENT

Since 1948, the state of Israel has fielded a frighteningly effective military machine.… Continues

The F-35 Might Not Be Able to Fly in the Desert

The most expensive weapons program in U.S. military history has yet another technical problem.

by Sebastien Roblin | The National Interest

Key Point: The F-35 continues to have a litany of problems.

After eighteen years of troubled and controversial development, the Lockheed F-35 Lightning stealth fighter may soon enter mass production, many of its bugs having been expensively squashed after delivery of an initial four-hundred “low-rate-of-initial-production” aircraft.… Continues

The ‘Stargate’ streaming service is closing shop and moving to YouTube

By Marc DeAngelis, Contributor | Engadget

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After less than two years in operation, Stargate Command, the sci-fi series’ official streaming service and fan hub, is shutting down at the end of the year. It’s not a total loss though; original shows like Dialing Home and Recon will be available for free on YouTube in 2020. … Continues

Turkey’s Leopard 2 Tanks Are Getting Crushed in Syria

Not so good armor after all.

by Sebastien Roblin | The National Interest

Key point: The Leopard 2 wasn’t ready for IEDs or suicide drones.

Germany’s Leopard 2 main battle tank has a reputation as one of the finest in the world, competing for that distinction with proven designs such as the American M1 Abrams and the British Challenger 2.… Continues