Watch an autonomous drone dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge a football

Drones are agile things, but they’re not exactly known for their quick reactions. If you want to knock one out of the sky, a well-thrown ball or even a spear should do the trick. Not for much longer, though, as researchers from the University of Zurich have created a drone that can autonomously dodge objects thrown at it — even at close range.

You can see the quadcopter showing off these skills in the video above (though no-one tested it with a wrench). And okay, some of those throws are pretty easy, but the drone is still reacting completely autonomously. And although we’ve seen quadcopters that can maneuver around static objects like trees, avoiding moving items mid-air is much trickier.

“We wanted to really push the boundaries and see what these robots are capable of,” University of Zurich research Davide Falanga told The Verge.

Video: https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/16/18627479/autonomous-drone-navigation-dodging-thrown-objects

Socialists ganging up with Islamists To Bring Down America

By Judi McLeod —— Bio and ArchivesMay 16, 2019

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Faiz Shakir is Bernie Sanders’ new campaign manager

The biggest mainstream/social media-ignored story of our day:  The Socialists and Islamists have OFFICIALLY ganged up against America in the prelude to the 2020 presidential election.

The not so long ago suspected nightmare of Socialists and Islamists working in tandem against the American people is now a reality unfolding before our very eyes that can no longer be written off as just another conspiracy theory..

“Socialists and Islamists are working together for the destruction of the Free Market in the West and Israel”

Crickets followed Glenn Beck’s announcement on his radio show yesterday that “Faiz Shakir is Bernie Sanders’ new campaign manager.

“Socialists and Islamists are working together for the destruction of the Free Market in the West and Israel,” Beck said.

“That’s exactly what I laid out in the last chalkboard I laid out on Fox for the last year.”

Bernie Sanders’ new campaign manager is SCARY radical

“On February 21, 2019, Sanders’ campaign announced its national campaign co-chairs: Ben & Jerry’s co-founder Ben Cohen, Rep. Ro Khanna, Our Revolution President Nina Turner, and San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz. (Wikipedia)

California Rep. Ro Khanna was the first Justice Democrat in Congress.  New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez came much later.

“The campaign manager is Faiz Shakir, the political directors are Analilia Mejia and Jess Mazour, and the communications director is Carli Stevenson. Other staff and advisors include deputy political director Sarah Badawi; deputy press secretary Belén Sisa; senior advisors Pete D’Alessandro and Kurt Ehrenberg; and foreign policy advisor Matt Duss. Shakir’s role as campaign manager makes him the first Muslim campaign manager for a major party U.S. presidential campaign, and the first Pakistani-American to hold the position.” (Wikipedia)

Do the so-called ‘moderate’ ‘progressive’ Democrats know who Faiz Shakir is?

You betcha!

“Shakir was the Vice President of Communications for the Center For American Progress and their liaison for Barack Obama.  And as Beck reminds us, “remember, think how radical they were”.

Shakir was also a senior advisor to former Senator Harry Reid and senior advisor to Nancy Pelosi.

Then there’s this telling little line from Wikipedia: “Sanders joined the 2020 race with the advantage of a large online donor base and having his policy ideas accepted into the Democratic mainstream”. (emphasis CFP’s)

That Sanders’  having his Socialist policy ideas “accepted into the Democratic mainstream” should be shouted from every rooftop.

Ditto for Socialist Democrats having thrown in with the Islamists, Obama famously described the Islamic State as a “JV” team.

If any ‘Blue Dog’ Democrats still exist, they should demand that the Democrat Party throw Bernie Sanders off the presidential hopeful line-up, but they likely won’t because Democrats—seeped in Saul Alinsky devil tactics—like all Socialists believe that the end always justifies the means.

The Democrats patently ignore that Bernie Sanders continues with Obama’s Fundamental Transformation of America because they and their media running dogs think avenging their hatred of President Donald Trump is more important.

In short, both the Democrat Party and the media continue the wild goose chase to prove the Russians-stole-the-election-from-Hillary-Clinton conspiracy while completely ignoring that the Socialists have ganged up with the Islamists to bring down the country that pays their freight.

God Help America!

https://canadafreepress.com/article/socialists-ganging-up-with-islamists-to-bring-down-america

Converse Faces Huge Backlash After Partnering With An 11-Year-Old Drag Queen (VIDEO)

Converse tweeted that it is “partnering with 6 individuals connected to the LGBTQ+ community who show the power of expressing one’s true self.”

We’re happy to launch our Pride Collection, partnering with six individuals connected to the LGBTQ+ community who show the power of expressing one’s true self. Contributions are supporting @ItGetsBetter @OutMetroWest & @FenwayHealth. https://t.co/N7VTHLhf98 pic.twitter.com/ip2GGhtCE9

— Converse (@Converse) May 6, 2019

Many people on Twitter said they will no longer be purchasing Converse shoes.

Never never never ever going to buy #converse No thanks!

— Victoria✝️ MAGA ❤️🇺🇸 (@LuziVeeLuVxoxox) May 8, 2019

One of these 6 individuals is Desmond Napoles, an 11-year-old ‘drag queen.’

Desmond’s bio on the Converse website describes him as a “drag kid/LGBTQ+ advocate.”

The 11-year-old drag queen has been a favorite star of the mainstream media.https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/05/converse-faces-huge-backlash-after-partnering-with-an-11-year-old-drag-queen-video/

Legal battle heats up as more states test strict abortion bans

Pro-choice protesters shout at pro-life protesters outside of the Supreme Court June 26, 2018. Alabama’s new abortion law, which would essentially ban abortion in most cases, could open the door to restrictions in other states — even though they will all likely be challenged in court.

Advocates are preparing for a legal battle after Alabama passed the strictest abortion bill in the country late Tuesday, part of a growing national push by abortion opponents to test whether the courts will curb constitutional protections for the procedure.

Alabama’s move, which would essentially ban abortion in most cases, could open the door to restrictions in other states — even though they will all likely be challenged in court. Other states are already pursuing and defending laws to ban abortion after six weeks of pregnancy.https://www.rollcall.com/news/congress/legal-battle-heats-states-test-strict-abortion-bans