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Connecticut Senate passes bill writing Wright Brothers out of history
FoxNews.com ^ | 6-5-2013 | Jeremy A. Kaplan

Posted on 06/05/2013 10:11:10 AM PDT by servo1969

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1 posted on 06/05/2013 10:11:10 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

So, has anyone told North Carolina yet?


2 posted on 06/05/2013 10:12:59 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

But do the history books still note that the telephone and light bulb were invented by brilliant Russian scientist? Or is lie that American swine did this still allowed?


3 posted on 06/05/2013 10:15:35 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: servo1969

Tune in next week when a little known pharmacist from Enfield is credited with inventing Coca-Cola.


4 posted on 06/05/2013 10:16:34 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

The CT Senate also voted not to let anyone see original photos of the event.


5 posted on 06/05/2013 10:16:53 AM PDT by cumbo78
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To: servo1969

Or anyone else for that matter?

I think that would have been a pretty big event in Connecticut. I wonder why no one has written about it before or that witnesses came forward at the time who saw the flight.


6 posted on 06/05/2013 10:17:18 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: servo1969; Revolting cat!
In March, aviation historian John Brown unveiled what he calls photographic proof that Whitehead flew over Connecticut in 1901, “two years, four months, and three days before the Wright brothers.”


7 posted on 06/05/2013 10:17:44 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: servo1969

Imbecilic State Of Connect-The-Cut!

Home of ‘Scranton’ Joe Biden the most ignorant ass (covers a lot of asses) to ever be sworn in as vice-president.


8 posted on 06/05/2013 10:17:49 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: servo1969

It’s not a photograph. It’s a drawing. However Jane’s All the World’s Aircraft recognizes Whitehead and the Smithsonian has give the Wright Flyer back to the family if they say the Wrights weren’t first.


9 posted on 06/05/2013 10:18:17 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: servo1969
“I have no information about whether school books will be reprinted in time for the start of Fall classes.”

Because with all of the economic state of affairs involved, such 'braking' news requires new textbooks be rushed into publication.

Meanwhile the jury is still out on the President's own paperworks.

10 posted on 06/05/2013 10:19:55 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: servo1969
Today "first in flight".

Tomorrow "The American Revolution" that we all know the French won.

11 posted on 06/05/2013 10:22:16 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: servo1969
“These weren't just people cheering the home team,” he told FoxNews.com. “Several legislators -- from both parties -- contacted me before the vote … they'd clearly done their homework and asked hard-ball questions.” “It was refreshing for me to see how seriously they took their vote,” Brown added.

But bills on mandated healthcare, amnesty for illegal immigrants, tax code, etc? No time!

12 posted on 06/05/2013 10:22:33 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: servo1969

A Brazilian told me that a Brazilian was actually responsible for the first powered flight. The Wright brothers had the best documentation. If it isn’t documented, it didn’t happen.


13 posted on 06/05/2013 10:22:33 AM PDT by Nepeta
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To: servo1969

I am sure in Russia there is photographic proof that the first power flight took place there. Addtionally has anyone checked with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad or Kim Jong-Un? I am sure that they will wish to put forth their proofs that the first powered flight took place in their respective countries. ;-)


14 posted on 06/05/2013 10:22:54 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: ClearCase_guy

“Or is lie that American swine did this still allowed?”

It certainly wasn’t Edison. Nor was it an American.

“The 1st light bulb was built by Humphry Davy (an Englishman) in 1809. Thomas Alva Edison improved the invention and based his improvements on a patent he purchased from inventors Henry Woodward & Matthew Evans who patented their bulb in 1875. “


15 posted on 06/05/2013 10:25:36 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: servo1969

So where’s the photographic proof of flight? All I see with the article is photographic proof of construction.


16 posted on 06/05/2013 10:25:41 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: servo1969

Powered flight is not controlled flight. The Wright Bros. were the first to achieve controlled flight with “wing warping,” the precursors to ailerons.


17 posted on 06/05/2013 10:25:58 AM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: servo1969; Revolting cat!; SunkenCiv; Slings and Arrows

"What difference does it make anyway, at this time???"

18 posted on 06/05/2013 10:26:47 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: servo1969

Coming soon:

1) A jew named Albert Einstein stole everything from Islam.

2) Blacks in Africa invented the printing press but it was stolen by a white supremacist named Gutenberg.

3) Mexicans built the Hoover Dam but it was stolen by Yankee Imperialists.

4) An unnamed homosexual rather than Michelangelo painted the Sistine chapel due the Catholic Church opposing gay marriage.


19 posted on 06/05/2013 10:27:06 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Nepeta
Also, did people build off of the "discovery"/"invention" or did progress die there?

Some technologies, such as television had been in the works since the 1890s (with intentions dating back even further).

20 posted on 06/05/2013 10:28:38 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: servo1969

So, this guy flew 2 years before the Wright brothers- in front of witnesses- and nobody said anything for 110 years. Well it’s on the internet, so it’s true, right?


21 posted on 06/05/2013 10:29:08 AM PDT by Rikki Doxx
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To: cumbo78
The CT Senate also voted not to let anyone see original photos of the event.

Now, that there is funny!

22 posted on 06/05/2013 10:29:49 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: servo1969
According to the Great Soviet Encyclopedia (New York: Macmillan, 1973-1983), the first flight was made by Alexander Mozhaiskii, a Russian naval officer, in 1884.
23 posted on 06/05/2013 10:29:51 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: servo1969

Sketch allegedly based on a now lost photograph of the alleged Gustave Whitehead 1901 first flight.

Actual photograph of the Wright Brothers first flight.

I find it sufficiently surprising that anyone would fail to photograph as historic an event as an actual first controlled powered flight that I am not willing to accept the Whitehead claims. We know the Wrights did it - see the photos, see the video, see the numerous contemporary accounts - it happened.

24 posted on 06/05/2013 10:30:24 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: servo1969

Sorry, but the first true powered flight was Alberto Santos Dumont.


25 posted on 06/05/2013 10:30:45 AM PDT by Clemenza ("History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil governm)
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To: IbJensen

Since when is Joe Plugs from CT?


26 posted on 06/05/2013 10:31:39 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: servo1969

Side note: all gun mfg’ers in CT please leave that lunatic asylum masquerading as a state.


27 posted on 06/05/2013 10:32:25 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: IbJensen

RE: Home of ‘Scranton’ Joe Biden the most ignorant ass ...

I bet even ignorant Joe Biden knows Scranton is in Pennsylvania


28 posted on 06/05/2013 10:32:56 AM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Edison purchased patents from all sorts of inventors and then used them to put other inventors out of business. He also waged other disputes with other inventors (famously against Tesla over AC vs DC power).

Edison purchased Fergie Jenkins’ patent to keep film from flapping around in movie projectors (Jenkins did studies into how a flag flaps in the wind) and Jenkins later worked on early television and radiovision prototypes (television is actually what we know as cablevision). Radiovision was broadcast signal. Television was transmitted by wire and he had difficulty securing enough wire of significant grade to transmit a signal any sizable distance. He published a book on his efforts in the 1920s that included plans on how to build receivers so he could see how far his signals were being received.


29 posted on 06/05/2013 10:33:04 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Nepeta

Correct. Anyone who knows anything about aviation history knows that the first POWERED flight was by Alberto Santos Dumont who, along with his close friend Mr. Cartier, you can also thank for the wristwatch.


30 posted on 06/05/2013 10:33:19 AM PDT by Clemenza ("History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil governm)
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To: IbJensen

Biden’s from Delaware...


31 posted on 06/05/2013 10:34:12 AM PDT by Forty-Niner ( the barely bare, berry bear formally known as Ursus Arctos Horibilis...Hear me roar!)
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To: ClearCase_guy
But do the history books still note that the telephone and light bulb were invented by brilliant Russian scientist?

Look how long it took history to give Nikola Tesla (who was Croatian) his due for inventing, perfecting and proving Alternating Current as a safe and EFFICIENT method of delivering electrical power to the masses.

32 posted on 06/05/2013 10:34:26 AM PDT by ssaftler (Oh, hell YEAH!!!! This is absolutely Obama's fault)
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To: Le Chien Rouge

Michelangelo was likely a Three Dollar Bill himself.


33 posted on 06/05/2013 10:35:05 AM PDT by Clemenza ("History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil governm)
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To: servo1969

34 posted on 06/05/2013 10:35:36 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Pollster1; JoeProBono; Daffynition
If there is no photo, no timestamp, no postcard, how do we know that this photo wasn't from some future date like the one below?


35 posted on 06/05/2013 10:36:08 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3By2lLHgEA

Monty Python’s Flying Circus: “Man-Powered Flight”


36 posted on 06/05/2013 10:36:12 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: servo1969

Well, Obama has determined that Mohammed did the first powered flight. He also flew over the American continent and claimed it for allah.


37 posted on 06/05/2013 10:36:24 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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To: Rikki Doxx

“So, this guy flew 2 years before the Wright brothers- in front of witnesses- and nobody said anything for 110 years.”

Good point.


38 posted on 06/05/2013 10:37:32 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Forty-Niner

Well, whatever. In the heat of agitated anger I lump both states together.


39 posted on 06/05/2013 10:38:17 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: servo1969
No, no, no they have it all wrong.

Our family used to have a photo of my great grandfather Reeves Head, who made the first powered flight in Georgia in 1899. But we lost the photo

We do have a sketch of the old photo though...I just can't seem to locate it right at this momnet. But, if I put my mind to it, I know I can find it in a day or two, on old, properly dated, parched paper too.

Just let me get that and then the State of Georgia legislature can vote next month to dethrone Connecticut and Whitehead!

Jeez...where does it end?

40 posted on 06/05/2013 10:38:19 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Puppage

He’s a child of the world.

Everyone can appreciate a complete moron.


41 posted on 06/05/2013 10:38:54 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: servo1969

Yes, and we all know that Al Gore really invented the Internet.


42 posted on 06/05/2013 10:39:17 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: servo1969

Ohio has a stake in this too. Will they rename Wright State University? Will they reissue the Ohio quarter after removing the image of the Wright brothers’ plane?


43 posted on 06/05/2013 10:39:28 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Hardraade

Mohammed flew on a horse. Not the same.

BTW, why doesn’t Discovery, History, PBS, et al ever debunk THAT claim, oooh around the time of Ramadan, the way they always try to debunk Christmas and Easter origins around those holidays?


44 posted on 06/05/2013 10:41:19 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Didn’t someone else get to the patent office before AG Bell?


45 posted on 06/05/2013 10:41:44 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: a fool in paradise

Edison was an insufferable prig! He paid boys to steal family’s pets, and electrocuted the pets to show how unsafe AC was. Even did in an elephant. He promised to pay Tesla for a job, then laughed at him when Tesla asked for the promised amount. Edison told him it was a joke, and that Tesla didn’t understand American humor!


46 posted on 06/05/2013 10:42:06 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: a fool in paradise

XLNT


47 posted on 06/05/2013 10:42:17 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Clemenza

LOL


48 posted on 06/05/2013 10:42:29 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: IbJensen

You’re thinking of Trenton, the capital of Delaware.


49 posted on 06/05/2013 10:42:43 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: servo1969
"But powered flight was a Russian inwention."


50 posted on 06/05/2013 10:42:46 AM PDT by Yo-Yo
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