You Can’t Beat Them: The Origins of the Legendary Navy SEALs

A special operations force is born.

by Warfare History Network | The National Interest

Key point: The precursors to the SEALs filled a special operations hole that Washington discovered during World War II.

Today’s Navy SEALs (for Sea, Air, and Land special warfare experts) have a history shrouded in secrecy.… Read the full article.

‘Rise of Skywalker’ Will Be the Last ‘Star Wars’ Movie for a While

By Adam Silverstein | Men’s Health

Disney CEO Bob Iger says the films are going on ‘a hiatus.’
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters next month, but it could be the last time we get a new Star Wars movie for a while.
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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.… Read the full article.

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.… Read the full article.

Pepper Adams — “Pepper” [Full Album] (1996) | bernie’s bootlegs

Artist: Pepper Adams

Title: Pepper

Year Of Release: 1996

Label: Enja[Enja 9079]

Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop

Quality: MP3/320 kbps

Total Time: 48:10

Total Size: 118 MB(+3%)

WebSite: Album Preview

Tracklist

1. Twelfth & Pingree [Live] (Adams, Pepper) 9:39

2. A Child Is Born [Live] (Jones, Thad) 8:16

3.… Read the full article.

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.… Read the full article.

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. Stargate aficionados are sure to be disappointed by the news, but this seemed like a weird pull from the beginning.… Read the full article.

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.… Read the full article.

An ABC News anchor was caught on a hot mic saying that the network killed her Epstein exposé in 2015 and that she thinks the sex offender was ‘100%’ murdered

By Benjamin Goggin | Business Insider

Raymond Hall / Getty Contributor

  • In a leaked video that didn’t air, the ABC News anchor Amy Robach is seen discussing how upset she was that the network killed her 2015 exposé of the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
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