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  1. Meanwhile, in other NBA news of the day:
  2. https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/f-22-shoots-down-chinese-spy-balloon-off-carolinas-with-missile An F-22 Raptor from the 1st Fighter Wing at Langley Air Force Base fired a single AIM-9X Sidewinder missile that downed the balloon from an altitude of 58,000 feet. The balloon was as high as 65,000 feet. The shootdown occurred at the first available opportunity to do so without threat to those on the ground. The U.S. took steps to stop and mitigate the balloon's collection, neutralizing its intelligence value and preventing it from sending data back to China as it passed over sensitive sites. There were three previously undisclosed intrusions by Chinese surveillance into U.S. airspace, but never of this duration. Two of these incursions came during the President Donald Trump administration, with the third early in the Biden administration. The Chinese explanation for this balloon's flight lacked credibility. The balloon entered the Alaska Joint Operation Area on January 27, Canadian airspace on January 30, and the continental U.S. over northern Idaho on January 31. This is not the only surveillance balloon operating in the western hemisphere, with another operating over south and Central America as part of a fleet at the People's Liberation Army's direction across five continents. What was an air operation to shoot the balloon down is now a recovery operation in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation on the debris' chain of custody. Debris from the balloon fell in only 47 feet of water, much shallower than expected. There are multiple Navy and Coast Guard vessels in the area but no timeline for recovery from a debris field spanning seven mile
  3. We need all the ad revenue we can get. In the meantime, we are so desperate for content, we are willing to cough up ad revenue to creators. But to be eligible, you must pay me first
  4. From what has been described previously, Fox would be ok with both schools leaving in exchange for them to have future road games with Big 12 schools. Now, how many games or what opponents your guess is as good as mine, but yeah, that's a hard pass.
  5. As everyone has learned, it was never about either school paying out. It was Fox wanting to broadcast Oklahoma and Texas games for the duration of their contract with the Big 12. Sounds like the confererence, ESPN and the schools were ready to end this thing. Fox said otherwise.
  6. It's probably something stupid like Oklahoma and Texas each have to commit to 3 road games in the next decade against a Big 12 school of Fox's choosing.
  7. I don't know any BYU grads, so this is all I have:
  8. The 2024 platform is starting to coalesce. All the usual topics have been used up, so.... https://www.axios.com/2023/02/02/republicans-racism-transgender-education-trump?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=editorial
  9. Counterpoint: https://www.theautopian.com/that-viral-tweet-about-truck-bed-sizes-over-the-years-is-just-stupid/
  10. Cutting their prices helped, but a lot of this might be speculation that Tesla replaces him as CEO. Wishful thinking, I'd imagine. Plus, I don't see how this would boost stock, but who the hell knows: https://arstechnica.com/cars/2023/01/tesla-confirms-justice-department-investigation-into-autopilot/
  11. It wasn't a conference game, but in 2016 when Houston hosted OU, it was at Reliant. I'd be surprised if Houston doesn't play Texas at Reliant. 32,000 more seats equals a lot of cash, even with paying rent for the place.
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