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Jan Scheuermann can fly an F-35 Joint Strike Fighter using only her mind, and no, she’s not a jedi. The 55-year-old “pilot” is paralyzed from the waist down, but thanks to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, she is able to use a flight simulator with her mind. She can also give control a pair of robot arms and give thumbs up and high fives with her thoughts.
In 2012, Scheuermann was fitted with two nodes on the motor cortexes of her brain, which allowed her to regain some measure of autonomy since she became paralyzed in 2003 due to a neurodegenerative condition.
The Coast Guard is officially shit outta luck for a paycheck thanks to the government shutdown, which means that zero coasties have been paid to create some of the amazing memes being shared as a way to vent their frustration.
Vice President Mike Pence repeated President Donald Trump's claim that "ISIS has been defeated" in Syria on Wednesday just hours after several U.S. service members were killed by an ISIS suicide bomber in Manbij, Syria.