First Mass Produced 'Fly & Drive Car' to Be Unveiled - $599,000 Price Tag
Flying cars may be coming sooner than previously thought. On Tuesday night, a prototype of the Personal Air Landing Vehicle (PAL-V) Pioneer will arrive at the Paramount Miami Worldcenter as part of the “Miami 2020 and Beyond” art exhibit.
The three-wheeled machine - dubbed the Pioneer Personal Air Landing Vehicle (PAL-V) - a 230hp Dutch-made two-seater car boasting 70 pre-orders, is in active production and will reportedly sell for $599,000 . The customer will, however, need both a driving and pilot license to own and operate this vehicle.
"While other flying car manufacturers' concepts require modified regulations and in many cases not yet existing technologies, PAL-V deliberately chose to engineer, design and build a flying car with proven technologies and fully compliant with existing regulations", Robert Dingemanse, CEO of PAL-V stated, cited by The Daily Mail.
The details of the PAL-V flying car include a retractable overhead, rear propellers, and tail wings. The flying vehicle is street worthy and when in flight, has a cruising altitude of 12,500 feet. The car is powered by traditional gasoline instead of jet fuel and can reach speeds of 200 miles per hour in the air and 100 miles per hour on land.
Debuting the PAL-V at the Paramount will take advantage of the 58-floor building’s Skydeck, which is thought to be converted to a Skyport for takeoff and landing of flying cars.
The innovative vehicle is made with carbon fiber, titanium and aluminum, and weighs just 1,500 pounds (600 kilograms), and requires only a 540 feet (164 meters) runway for take-off and just 100 feet (30 meters) for landing, according to Dingemanse. Notably, the PAL-V has a similar handling system to that of a motorbike, which relies on the pilot-driver tilting the machine with an installed control stick both on the ground and in the air.
A farewell celebration is scheduled to send Mr. Trump off at 8 a.m. on Wednesday morning.His departure is bucking the long tradition of attending his successor’s inauguration, Mr. Trump is expected to have arrived in Florida by the time President-elect Joe Biden is sworn into office.Trump is expected to take Air Force One down to the sunshine state where he will spend some time at his Maralago resort.Vice-President Mike Pence is expected to appear at today’s inauguration, but it’s unknown if he’ll appear at trump’s farewell event.There are 366,144 people watching the Presidents Sendoff. Likely way more than will be watching a Biden inauguration later today.
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Neither Julian Assange nor Edward Snowden have been granted clemency by President Trump.Supporters of Julian Assange and Edward Snowden have criticized outgoing US President Donald Trump for failing to pardon the WikiLeaks founder and NSA whistleblower before leaving office, calling the oversight “disappointing”.In the final hours of his presidency, Trump on Wednesday pardoned 73 individuals and commuted the sentences of 70 others.Steve Bannon and major Republican Party fundraiser Elliott Broidy were included in the diverse list, as well as figures with little apparent ties to Trump’s administration, including the rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black.But calls for Trump to pardon Assange – who
President Trump revoked a 2017 executive order which limited federal administration officials from lobbying the government or working for foreign countries after leaving their posts.Trump revoked his own rules preventing White House staff from lobbying in one of his final acts as Presided, rescinding his own 2017 executive order in the early hours of WednesdayThe order had prevented federal administration employees from lobbying or working for foreign countries after leaving their jobs
It was one of the very few steps he took towards fulfilling a campaign promise to 'drain the swamp'
No explanation was given for why the order was rescinded.
On 20 January 2021, after two unsuccessful presidential campaigns, a gazillion gaffes, and accusations of corruption, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. will become the 46th president of the United States.Joe Biden’s inauguration will differ significantly from the ceremonies of his predecessors, with some mainstream media outlets saying it will be unlike any other event. From celebrities who will appear at the ceremony to security and the inaugural speech – here is everything you need to know about the upcoming event.Just Me and My FriendsCurb your enthusiasm about attending the ceremony. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, only 1,000 tickets were released for the event and all of them were given to do
President Trump has pardoned his former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, who was charged in connection with a scheme to defraud donors to a crowdfunding campaign for a border wall, according to a White House official.The pardon was one of several dozen expected in the president’s final hours in office. Trump is not expected to pardon himself, members of his family or lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who was at the forefront of his campaign's bid to contest the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.In August 2020, Bannon was arrested and found guilty of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering after raising donations from a non-profit organisation to fund building a wall across the US bor
Since the Mueller investigation turned up insufficient evidence to accuse US President Donald Trump of colluding with Russia to get elected in 2016, the FBI's case for beginning the probe has slowly fallen apart as sources, surveillance applications, and agents' motives are all brought to light.In a last-minute move before he exits the White House on Wednesday, Trump has ordered the declassification of key materials related to the FBI's Crossfire Hurricane surveillance operation of his 2016 presidential campaign.However, Trump noted that he allowed certain documents to remain classified as required by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court.Executive Action / MEMORANDUM FOR TH
The so-called "Kraken," which perhaps did more to whip into a frenzy those who believed the 2020 election was fraudulently stolen from President Donald Trump than any other legal effort mounted in the weeks following Nov. 3, was voluntarily withdrawn on Tuesday by attorney Sidney Powell.The “kraken” is back on its leash and licking its wounds.After vowing to “unleash the kraken” — a mythical beast — on alleged election fraud and to overturn the presidential election in Georgia, attorney Sidney Powell quietly withdrew the lawsuit Tuesday. The move came a day before Joe Biden will be sworn in as the nation’s next president.Like the others, Powell’s lawsuit went nowhere in court. In December a
CIA Director Gina Haspel, who has had an increasingly strained relationship with President Trump during the final year of his administration, announced Tuesday that she is leaving the agency. "It has been the greatest honor of my life to lead this remarkable organization. I depart deeply proud of the work we have done together - the triumphs we have achieved, the threats we have overcome, and the investments we have made for the future."- DCLA Gina HaspelGina Cheri Walker Haspel is an American intelligence officer serving as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency since 2018. She is the first woman to hold the post on a permanent basis and was previously the Deputy Director under Mike Po
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On this the last day of President Trumps turn in office we say a fond and farewell to one of the greatest, if not the greatest presidents America has ever seen. We look back a his many achievements with the knowledge that Joe Biden has promised to rollback and reverse most of what Trump accomplished and he has been granted an open play book to do just that.Thank you Donald J. Trump for everything you did for America.Unprecedented Economic BoomBefore the China Virus invaded our shores, we built the world’s most prosperous economy.America gained 7 million new jobs – more than three times government experts’ projections.Middle-Class family income increased nearly $6,000 – more than five times t
Air Force carried out precision air strike - targeting Pro-#Iranian terrorist organisation - Hezbollah`s leader "Hassan-Nasrallah" and his prominent major Commanders - successfully. "... but his death was not confirmed".
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Relating to reparations for slavery.Be It Enacted by the People of the State of Oregon:SECTION 1. (1) The Department of Revenue shall establish a program to pay reparationsto Black Oregonians who can demonstrate heritage in slavery and who submit an applicationto the department no later than December 31, 2022.(2) A person is eligible for reparations under this section if the person demonstrates that the person:(a) Is descended from an American slave;(b) Has identified as African-American on legal documents for at least 10 years before the date of the application [LMFAO isn't this anti-transracial?];(c) Is at least 18 years of age, an emancipated minor or a ward, as defined in ORS 419A.004, w
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The Democrats earlier put all the blame for the 6 January storming of the Congress building on President Donald Trump, claiming that his speech at the "Stop the Steal" rally provoked the protesters. POTUS, however, was among the first to condemn the act and call on the demonstrators to remain peaceful.Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has suggested that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi bears at least part of the blame for pro-Trump rioters successfully breaching into the Capitol building on 6 January. The senator claimed that Pelosi failed to provide necessary security for the Congress building to prevent that from happening."To see people come and take over the Capitol […] beat officers, defile t
Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent a letter late yesterday to Acting Department of Defense Secretary Christopher C. Miller demanding an immediate halt to the improper process of installing unqualified as the new National Security Agency General Counsel 72 hours prior to the beginning of the new Administration.In the letter, the Speaker wrote, “Public reporting indicates that Mr. Ellis, a relatively recent law school graduate with a limited resume, was selected due to interference by the White House, and was chosen over much more qualified candidates. Moreover, Mr. Ellis has been reportedly involved in highly questionable activities that are disqualifying – including the infamous 2017 ‘midnight run’
Security officials are evacuating inauguration rehearsal participants on the West Front of the Capitol. Staff has been told to stay in place.DC's Bravest responded to an outside fire in the 100 block of H St SE that has been extinguished. There were no injuries. This accounts for smoke that many have seen.”“Fire involved a homeless tent beneath freeway. DC's Bravest quickly extinguished fire. Occupant indicated she was using propane, which may explain report of ‘explosion.’ 1 individual with non life threatening injury.”UPDATE 11:25 AM - Jan 18, 2021 Lockdown officially just lifted at the U.S. Capitol complex.
FBI says they've ID'd the woman who stole Nancy's laptop."As part of ongoing criminal investigations into the January 6 Capitol riots, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is following up on a tip claiming that a Pennsylvania woman, who is seen in videos inside the Capitol, stole a laptop or hard drive from Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office with the intention of selling it to Russia."Riley June Williams' former romantic partner turned her in. It's unclear whether she has been arrested yet.Riley June Williams is under investigation after a witness claimed that she had stolen a computer device from Pelosi's office with the intention to sell it to Russian intelligenceA 22-year-old woman from Pennsyl
COGCON 2 - TEXT MESSAGEThe Whitehouse has set Continuity of Government Conditions to Two. No Action is required by you at this time. As an Emergency relocation group member you are reminded that should an order for Continuity of Operations occur you must report to the Alternate Operating Facility within four hours.AcknowledgedAcknowledged, not capable of reporting within desired time frameAcknowledged, not able to report to Alternate Operating FacilityCOGCON is a United States government readiness level, roughly analogous to the DEFCON alert state system, tracking the readiness of the government in the event of an emergency. The system was introduced in National Security Presidential Directi