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Low-flying Brazilian air force pilots shatter every window of the country's Supreme Court (video)
dailymail.co.uk ^ | 7-2-12 | Damien Gayle

Posted on 07/02/2012 7:45:38 PM PDT by rawhide

Two Brazilian air force pilots could be collared by the long arm of the law after making a low-altitude supersonic fly pass which shattered every window of Brazil's Supreme Court.

If they know what's good for them, it might be a good idea to keep flying and put as much distance between them and the angry lawyers inside the blown-out building

Swooping low over the structure housing the Supremo Tribunal Federal in Brasilia, the two French-made Mirage 2000 jets generated a massive shockwave - destroying the building's glass facade.

The war planes had been taking part in the ceremony of exchange of the national flag at the Praça dos Três Poderes, at the Esplanada dos Ministerios.

No one was injured in the incident, but the shockwave was so powerful nearly every window in the court building was destroyed and a few in the Congressional buildings beyond.

Pictures at the article link

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TOPICS: Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: brazil; humor; oops; pilots; shatter; window
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Video link: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=017_1341189767
1 posted on 07/02/2012 7:45:50 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

Oopsie.


2 posted on 07/02/2012 7:49:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: rawhide

It was all an accident.


3 posted on 07/02/2012 7:50:23 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: rawhide

Are they available for hire?


4 posted on 07/02/2012 7:51:37 PM PDT by arderkrag (ABOs are Romneybot trolls. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: rawhide

That would be a good start here.


5 posted on 07/02/2012 7:52:05 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: rawhide

“Permissão pedindo para zumbir a torre!”

“Cavaleiro de Fantasma negativo, o padrão está cheio.”

< KA-BOOOOM!!!!!!!>


6 posted on 07/02/2012 7:52:18 PM PDT by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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To: anyone

http://www.hark.com/clips/wbctgvflsc-sorry-goose-but-its-time-to-buzz-a-tower


7 posted on 07/02/2012 7:52:27 PM PDT by guido911 (Islamic terrorists are members http://www.freerepublic.com/foof the "ROP", the "religion of pu*&ies")
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To: rawhide

Sounds like a plan. Perhaps a couple of Navy and Air Force squadrons could do a high speed pass down the national mall.


8 posted on 07/02/2012 7:52:43 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: M1903A1

Permission for a fly by?
Negative, the pattern’s full.

??


9 posted on 07/02/2012 7:53:26 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: rawhide

That’s one way to make a statement about modern architecture....


10 posted on 07/02/2012 7:53:35 PM PDT by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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To: PhiloBedo

Negativo, Ghostrider, o padrão está cheia


11 posted on 07/02/2012 7:55:50 PM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: rawhide

Do they have the range to make Malta?


12 posted on 07/02/2012 7:57:27 PM PDT by noiseman (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.)
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To: edpc

What he said.


13 posted on 07/02/2012 7:58:01 PM PDT by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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To: rawhide
Would they be available for a short tour of duty in Washington?
14 posted on 07/02/2012 7:59:23 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: PhiloBedo

Two of your snot-nose jockeys did a fly-by on my Supreme Court building at over 400 KNOTS! I want somebody’s butt, I want it now, I’ve HAD IT!
DAMN! That’s TWICE! I WANT SOME BUTTS!


15 posted on 07/02/2012 8:04:06 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland ("The writing is on the wall - Unions are screwed. reformist2 10:04 PM #27")
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To: arderkrag

Are there windows in Mecca?


16 posted on 07/02/2012 8:10:54 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: edpc
LOLOLOLOL...
17 posted on 07/02/2012 8:15:21 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: rawhide
Here, where Navy and AF both play, and nobody follows airspace rules on speed, sometimes we get an air pressure change and the mach number suddenly changes.

Dust falls from the ceiling. Oops.

Stuff happens. Sound of freedom in my book.

/johnny

18 posted on 07/02/2012 8:19:02 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: rawhide

Good job and a sterling example.


19 posted on 07/02/2012 8:19:35 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (You've been screwed by your government.)
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To: M1903A1

Ganso, ela perdeu aquele sentimento amoroso.


20 posted on 07/02/2012 8:20:13 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: rawhide

Same thing happened at AF Academy in 1968 during a flyover.

Planes: F -105

Result: virtually every south facing window shattered.

And, the Academy is virtually all glass.


21 posted on 07/02/2012 8:21:05 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: rawhide
The first casualty of war, besides the truth, is all the dang lawyers.


22 posted on 07/02/2012 8:41:56 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: rawhide

I’m sure it was the ATCs fault ;)


23 posted on 07/02/2012 8:47:21 PM PDT by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: rawhide

Pretty darn funny!


24 posted on 07/02/2012 8:55:43 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I hated when the Blue Angels did fly byes over my barracks on Sat mornings.
The sound of hangover.


25 posted on 07/02/2012 8:59:29 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
I snorted coffee onto the keyboard again(having been there/done that)

Yes, that sound can raise the dead.

Pilots love to be hated, and have a low sense of humor. I do pray for each and every one that flies and fights.

/johnny

26 posted on 07/02/2012 9:03:12 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I was learning to fly at one time, but I suppose there is a reason I joined “The Silent Service”


27 posted on 07/02/2012 9:08:33 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

How do you say that in Portuguese?


28 posted on 07/02/2012 9:24:58 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: mylife
Thank you for your service. I've seen that submariners (and I say it correctly) also have a low sense of humor.

All the stuff our guys do, even training is deadly dangerous. From the pilots that fly to the grunts that play arty to those that boat around under the sea, I pray for them.

I was blessed to be able to cover them for a while with ECM, and then, later, to feed them.

/johnny

29 posted on 07/02/2012 9:28:30 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: rawhide

Where was Tom Cruise last Thursday when we needed him?


30 posted on 07/02/2012 9:29:38 PM PDT by G Larry (I'm under no obligation to be a passive victim!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
I don't know about Portuguese but this is Brazilian for Butt...


31 posted on 07/02/2012 9:31:15 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: JRandomFreeper

A hat tip to you as well.


32 posted on 07/02/2012 9:33:58 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: rawhide

During the first Red Star exercises in Nevada during the Eighties, a delegation of local indians led by their chief went up to the base to ask what they were doing and to complain of all the broken windows on their reservation. The Air Force PAO met with them and explained: “Folks, we’re training to kill commies.” The chief replied: “In that case, we have a lot of windows.”


33 posted on 07/02/2012 9:55:10 PM PDT by tanuki (Left-wing Revolution: show biz for boring people.)
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To: rawhide

Don’t fall in on a dinner party bump.


34 posted on 07/02/2012 10:00:24 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: rawhide

Whoa!!


35 posted on 07/02/2012 10:15:03 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: rawhide

Hmmmm maybe this is a good example.......


36 posted on 07/02/2012 11:15:20 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: rawhide

Was that a black whole?


37 posted on 07/02/2012 11:18:12 PM PDT by Kenika (Dum de dum dum)
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To: rawhide

Hmmn, maybe just a things could get a lot worse next time warning from the miliary to leftist government.


38 posted on 07/02/2012 11:57:22 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Don't ever think that the reason I am peaceful is because I forgot how to be violent)
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To: rawhide

SUPER SWEET! THATS WHAT I WANTS TO SEE AT FLEET WEEK! YEAH!


39 posted on 07/03/2012 12:01:15 AM PDT by no-s (when democracy is displaced by tyranny, the armed citizen still gets to vote)
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To: rawhide
The Brazilian version of Shovel Ready Jobs, if you own a Glass Company that is.
40 posted on 07/03/2012 12:05:49 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Godfathercare, either your Freedom or your Money will be on that Insurance Policy.)
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To: arderkrag
Are they available for hire?

Exactly my thought! We need some soiled robes in these not so United States!

41 posted on 07/03/2012 12:18:44 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: rawhide

Brasilia is ugly and in an ugly spot a million miles from nowhere

They deserve ribbons


42 posted on 07/03/2012 12:25:05 AM PDT by wardaddy (John Roberts collection of Sally Quinn's panties just got a hefty contribution this week..)
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To: rawhide

bflr


43 posted on 07/03/2012 12:43:08 AM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: rawhide

Maybe we could get a bunch them to do flyovers of John Roberts’ house ever 30 seconds for the next 30 years.


44 posted on 07/03/2012 12:45:31 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: M1903A1

Tudo bem!


45 posted on 07/03/2012 1:26:34 AM PDT by Arlis (.)
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To: mylife

We liked it when Navy F4 Phantoms did that, mainly because it really ticked off the base commander.
It was on a small island in the far south of Japan, the jets would fly between the radar domes and even do touch and go on the barrack’s roof. Heck of a noise.


46 posted on 07/03/2012 3:40:19 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“How do you say that in Portuguese?”

“Dois dos seus jóqueis de meleca do nariz fizeram um sobrevoo em meu prédio do Supremo Tribunal Federal em mais de 400 nós! Eu quero do alguém bumbum, eu quero agora, eu tinha!PORRA! Que é duas vezes! EU QUERO ALGUMAS BUNDAS!”


47 posted on 07/03/2012 5:11:56 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland ("The writing is on the wall - Unions are screwed. reformist2 10:04 PM #27")
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To: R. Scott

I once saw a video of a young lady and her beau being, well, umm, naughty. As remarkable as the video was the sound track. So dominated by repeated deafening jet noises that one had to conclude that there were skid marks on the roof of the house. One could not imagine actually living there.

I speculate (without having any possibility actually to know) that the house was on the beach off the end of the north runway at LAX. On Google Earth, you see a neighborhood of beach homes that are now completely gone except for the vestigial streets.

The neighborhood was clearly built before the runway expansions, and maybe also before the jet age. The houses may not have had to be torn down by contractors; I suspect the jets did it by themselves.


48 posted on 07/03/2012 5:25:47 AM PDT by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

LOL! Thanks!


49 posted on 07/03/2012 5:36:35 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I cheated!!

http://www.microsofttranslator.com/


50 posted on 07/03/2012 5:42:10 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland ("The writing is on the wall - Unions are screwed. reformist2 10:04 PM #27")
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