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  • Toyota Files Flying-Car Patent

    09/18/2015 7:01:45 AM PDT · by BwanaNdege · 22 replies
    AvWeb ^ | September 16, 2015 | Mary Grady
    It has been rumored off and on over the years that various big automakers are secretly at work on a flying car, and this week patent drawings emerged that show some ideas from Toyota’s drawing board. The patent application, which is dated Sept. 3, shows drawings of a car with four “stackable wings.” The wings, which will be short enough that they don’t protrude from the sides of the roof, can be deployed in various configurations for different phases of flight, from takeoff to cruise. The car also would have three rotors — two horizontal and one vertical.
  • THE LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD - Firewall with Bill Whittle

    03/06/2015 1:58:07 PM PST · by BwanaNdege · 5 replies
    Firewall - YouTube ^ | 3/6/2015 | Bill Whittle
    Scott Ott first described him thus... a brave, thoughtful, serious man doing a brave, thoughtful serious job. In his latest FIREWALL, Bill Whittle provides the amazing and disturbing contrast between The President of the United States and The Leader of the Free World.
  • General Jim Mattis brings insight and clarity to the nature of war (video)

    03/06/2015 1:39:41 PM PST · by BwanaNdege · 5 replies
    Hoover Institution ^ | 3/6/2105 | Peter Robinson - Hoover Institution
    In this episode, Uncommon Knowledge is honored to have retired four-star General James Mattis. General Mattis retired from the Marine Corps as a full general in 2013, where he served as the eleventh commander of the United States Central Command. He also served as the commander for NATO supreme allied transformation, and as commander of the United States Joint Forces Command. Mattis is now an Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow fellow at the Hoover Institution.
  • ESPN college Bowl Game monopoly (Vanity)

    12/21/2014 7:53:33 PM PST · by BwanaNdege · 16 replies
    12/21/2014 | BwanaNdege
    There will be 39 college football bowl games played this season. Three of those, the Citrus, Sun and Las Vegas will be shown on ABC or CBS, i.e. "broadcast" TV. The remaining games will be carried ONLY by the various ESPN channels.
  • Morning Joe: 12-1-14 Joe goes on a rant about the Michael Brown case

    12/01/2014 9:12:12 AM PST · by BwanaNdege · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/1/2014 | TruthRevolt
    Joe (Scarborough) goes on a rant about the Michael Brown case....why is he the face of Black Oppression?
  • What is "Sin"? (Vanity)

    11/23/2014 5:12:09 AM PST · by BwanaNdege · 100 replies
    Self | 11/23/2014 | BwanaNdege
    Hello Freepers! I need help with research for a paper. Your ideas are needed and welcomed. I especially would appreciate comments from Libertarians and any lurking Liberals/Progressives and Atheists/"Brights".
  • Democracy for America Presidential Pulse Poll

    11/14/2014 3:24:35 PM PST · by BwanaNdege · 13 replies
    Self ^ | 11/14/2014 | BwanaNdege
    Elizabeth Warren - 42% Bernie Sanders - 25% Hillary Clinton - 24% Robert Reich - 3% Joe Biden - 2%
  • A Little Good News on the Healthcare Front!

    10/03/2014 6:38:07 AM PDT · by BwanaNdege · 30 replies
    Self | 10/3/2014 | BwanaNdege
    While on a trip to Forest City, NC, I stopped in the local Walmart SuperCenter. To my delight, at the front of the store was "The Clinic at Walmart".
  • Ebola Crisis in West Africa

    09/10/2014 2:12:55 PM PDT · by BwanaNdege · 9 replies
    Samaritan's Purse ^ | August 7, 2014 | Samaritan's Purse
    Ken Isaacs, Vice President of Programs and Government Relations for Samaritan's Purse, testified before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee concerning Ebola in West Africa. Video at
  • NASA Working The Drone Problem

    09/03/2014 8:20:35 AM PDT · by BwanaNdege · 1 replies
    AvWeb ^ | Sept 3, 2014 | Editors
    NASA Working The Drone Problem Amazon, Google and plenty of others are eager to use drones; the FAA is facing a deadline to allow them into the airspace; pilots are worried about how this will affect them -- and amid all this worrying, NASA scientists are working on new technology that could solve the problem.
  • Unintended Consequences: Fly-Ash Shortage (Vanity)

    06/15/2014 12:07:35 PM PDT · by BwanaNdege · 20 replies
    6/15/2014 | BwanaNdege
    I went to two different local concrete ready-mix plants on Friday, looking to get a small quantity (two buckets) of fly-ash for an R&D project. Both places mentioned the shortage of fly ash.
  • NATCA Says ATC Hiring Scheme Needs Tweaking

    05/20/2014 5:17:03 PM PDT · by BwanaNdege · 11 replies
    AvWeb ^ | May 17, 2014 | Russ Niles
    The National Air Traffic Controllers Association is suggesting the FAA rethink its new ATC hiring protocol after the first attempt netted only a fraction of the controller trainee candidates it expected. As we reported in February, the agency revised its recruitment policies in the hopes of attracting a more diverse pool of prospective controllers. More than 28,000 people applied but of those, only 2,200 passed a somewhat mysterious "biographical questionnaire" to advance to the next selection level. NATCA says the FAA was hoping for 30 percent to pass the questionnaire phase. Among those who failed the questionnaire were graduates of...
  • Contrast Rebellion

    10/01/2013 7:33:48 AM PDT · by BwanaNdege · 7 replies ^ | 10/10/2013 | BwanaNdege
    ContrastRebellion Low-contrast font color and unreadable texts? To h@!! with them!
  • Veterans in the VA Healthcare system are NOT affected by Obamacare

    08/19/2013 1:56:45 PM PDT · by BwanaNdege · 16 replies
    Self | Aug 23, 2013 | BwanaNdege
    I received a letter from the Veterans Administration today. The important paragraphs are: "Enrollment in VA Health Care and the health care law coverage requirements.You are enrolled in the VA health care system, which means you have health care coverage that meets the standards under the health care law. How is my VA health care coverage affected? Nothing in the health law changes your VA care benefits. You can continue to use VA for all of your health care needs or complement your VA care with private health insurance or coverage by other federal health care programs, including Medicare, Medicaid,...
  • Richie Parker designs NASCAR components with his feet.

    With all the acrimony about race flooding the news & internet, this should provide a much needed change in perspective.
  • A kilo is a kilo is a kilo!

    07/18/2013 6:39:17 AM PDT · by BwanaNdege · 17 replies
    Samoa Air website ^ | ??? | Samoa Airl
    A world first: The "Samoa Air System" of pay by weight 'Pay only for what you weigh'! Welcome to the fairest system for payment of carriage of anything by air. The world is now aware that charging by weight is the fairest way of paying for carriage. Whether its people, baggage, freight or anything which we might want tot take or consign by air. At Samoa Air we will do our best to ensure that every passenger is afforded the same level of comfort and travel throughout their flying experience. We want to bring back Air Travel as an enjoyable...
  • Animation Depicts Flight 214 Crash

    07/15/2013 4:39:48 AM PDT · by BwanaNdege · 17 replies
    AvWeb ^ | 7/14/2013 | Russ Niles , Editor-in-Chief A Florida company that specializes in animations that re-create crimes and accidents has released its animated take on the crash landing of Asiana Flight 214 at SFO earlier this month. Eyewitness Animations, which has been doing the animations for court cases and accident investigations for 23 years, shows the final 40 seconds of the Boeing 777's flight to San Francisco and includes a "ghost airplane" in the sequence showing the proper flight path of the airliner.
  • Dig up the garden

    07/13/2013 9:32:01 AM PDT · by BwanaNdege · 17 replies
    Facebook | unknown | unknown
    An old man lived alone in West Virginia. He wanted to spade his potato garden but it was very hard work. His only son, Bubba, who used to help him, was in prison. The old man wrote a letter to his son and mentioned his predicament. "Dear Bubba, I am feeling pretty bad because it looks like I won't be able to plant my potato garden this year. I'm just getting too old to be digging up a garden plot. If you were here, all my troubles would be over. I know you would dig the plot for me. Love,...
  • Bureaucracy, Lawyers and the backyard swimming pool. (Vanity)

    06/21/2013 10:32:05 AM PDT · by BwanaNdege · 19 replies
    Vanity | 6/21/2013 | BwanaNdege
    My neighbor was bemoaning the fact that he did not have enough flat ground on his lot to put up a 16' diameter x 3' deep above ground pool. It would be the simple kind with the inflatable ring around the top to add rigidity. Since we have a flat spot next to his driveway, I suggested that he put it up there. To be safe, I checked with the county. Oh, boy! Zoning - "It has to be 10 feet from the property line." Me - "But the property line is with the neighbor who wants to put up...
  • Multitasking

    03/21/2013 7:08:38 PM PDT · by BwanaNdege · 5 replies
    The next time someone starts talking to you about "Multitasking" ask them to watch this and THEN get back to you.
  • Audi’s automatic driving for parking

    01/25/2013 12:29:20 PM PST · by BwanaNdege · 14 replies ^ | 1/25/2013 | YouCar
    Audi’s automatic driving for parking Audi’s automatic parking systems operate by means of either ultrasound or cameras, which display images via the onboard monitor. One particularly convenient solution is park assist. When backing into a parking space, it performs all the necessary steering movements; it can handle both parallel parking and parking perpendicular to the street. The system finds a parking space with ultrasound sensors that scan the roadside in two dimensions while driving at moderate speed. The system notifies the driver via a message in the display once the sensors have found a space which is large enough. If...
  • Popups and Links added while Posting on Free Republic

    01/20/2013 5:57:06 PM PST · by BwanaNdege · 21 replies
    1/20/2013 | BwanaNdege
    Help! Today I started getting pop-ups while Posting Comments on Free Republic. I am also getting some of the words and terms in my comment turned into hyperlinks. This is in Firefox 18.0.1 Popup Blocker is "On" in Firefox Options. Any ideas? Thanks!
  • Ugandan president repents of personal, national sins

    11/25/2012 5:52:16 PM PST · by BwanaNdege · 42 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/24/2012 | Michael Carl
    Ugandan president repents of personal, national sins 'We confess idolatry, witchcraft, political hypocrisy, dishonesty, intrigue' "The Ugandan newssite New Vision reports President Yoweri Museveni celebrated Uganda’s 50th anniversary of independence from Britain at the National Jubilee Prayers event by publicly repenting of his personal sin and the sins of the nation. “I stand here today to close the evil past, and especially in the last 50 years of our national leadership history and at the threshold of a new dispensation in the life of this nation. I stand here on my own behalf and on behalf of my predecessors to...
  • “Curiosity" Safely on Mars!

    08/05/2012 10:40:16 PM PDT · by BwanaNdege · 95 replies
    Odyssey has safely landed on Mars and is transmitting photos.
  • WOODSON: Black-on-black crime in the suites

    05/25/2012 11:22:07 AM PDT · by BwanaNdege · 4 replies
    The Washington times ^ | Thursday, May 24, 2012 | Robert L. Woodson, Sr.
    For decades, it was presumed that having blacks in positions of political leadership on the local, state and national levels would serve as a safeguard to preserve the victories of the civil rights movement and ensure that the people on whose behalf those battles had been fought could benefit from the new opportunities that those victories afforded. But in time, just the opposite has happened. In an era where race has begun to serve as both a shield (rebuffing legitimate criticism as evidence of racism) and a sword (attacking dissenting opinions as racist) many black officials have entered zones of...
  • Ceausescu's visit to Pyongyang, North Korea in 1971.(Video)

    02/18/2012 7:19:02 PM PST · by BwanaNdege · 10 replies
    Now we know why Hollywood & Broadway liberals love Communism. Lots of job opportunities in "all singing , all dancing musical extravaganzas"! ""
  • A few minutes of Peace & Beauty

    02/04/2012 11:28:10 AM PST · by BwanaNdege · 8 replies
    In the midst of a Saturday rife with calamities, Obama outrages, MSM malfeasance & primary political posturing, perhaps you would appreciate a few minutes of Peace & Beauty. Sissel singing "Shenandoah". Enjoy
  • Wizard of Id - The King's Archery Practice -VANITY

    12/19/2011 2:14:30 PM PST · by BwanaNdege · 10 replies
    12/19/2011 | BwanaNdege
    I'm looking for a Wizard of Id cartoon by Johnny Hart. Sir Rodney & the Squire are watching the King begin archery practice. The King prepares to shoot at a blank wall. Sir Rodney asks, "Where is the target?" The Squire replies, "Just watch." The King hits the blank wall and immediately a servant boy runs out with a paint bucket & brush. He proceeds to paint a target around the King's arrow, which ends up in the center of the bulls-eye.
  • Scaled Unveils Hybrid "Flying Car"

    07/21/2011 8:46:54 AM PDT · by BwanaNdege · 27 replies
    AvWeb ^ | July 21, 2011 | The AVweb Editorial Staff
    Scaled Unveils Hybrid "Flying Car" Over the weekend, Scaled Composites unveiled to the press Burt Rutan's version of a "roadable aircraft," the last design he completed for the company he founded before he retired earlier this year. The two-seat hybrid-electric BiPod hasn't flown, but it has completed some "test hops" on the runway at Mojave, powered by its driving wheels. The aircraft is designed to have four propellers, two on the wings and two on the horizontal stabilizer, which haven't yet been installed. The wings come off and can be stowed between the pods. The left pod has driving controls...
  • L.A. County's Private Property War

    06/25/2011 7:57:26 AM PDT · by BwanaNdege · 144 replies
    LA Weekly ^ | Mars Melnicoff
    "On Oct. 17, 2007, Marcelle opened the door to a loud knock. Her heart jumped when she found a man backed by two armed county agents in bulletproof vests. She was alone in the cabin, a dot in the vast open space of the Antelope Valley, without a neighbor for more than half a mile...." "The men demanded her driver's license, telling her, "This building is not permitted — everything must go." Normally sassy, Marcelle handed over her ID — even her green card, just in case. Stepping out, she realized that her 1,000-square-foot cabin was surrounded by men with...

    05/20/2011 8:26:27 AM PDT · by BwanaNdege · 8 replies
    Virgin Galactic ^ | 5/4/2011 | Virgin Glactic
    Early on Wednesday 4th May 2011, in the skies above Mojave Air and Spaceport CA, SpaceShipTwo, the world's first commercial spaceship, demonstrated its unique reentry ‘feather’ configuration for the first time. This test flight, the third in less than two weeks, marks another major milestone on the path to powered test flights and commercial operations. SpaceShipTwo (SS2), named VSS Enterprise, has now flown solo seven times since its public roll-out in December 2009 and since the completion of its ground and captive -carry test program. This latest flight saw a 6:43AM (local) runway take off for VSS Enterprise, attached to...
  • The (Stealth) Blackhawk Crash

    05/12/2011 7:58:29 AM PDT · by BwanaNdege · 26 replies
    AvWeb ^ | 5/12/2011 | The AVweb Editorial Staff
    The (Stealth) Blackhawk Crash The reason a stealthy version of the MH-60 Blackhawk crashed during the May 1 raid that killed Osama bin Laden includes the vortex ring state phenomenon, according to officials, but helicopter crashes in the Middle East are far from uncommon. Hot air close to the ground and the aircraft's proximity to the high walls of the compound could have caused that thin, hot air to be driven by propwash up the walls and then down through the rotor, causing the vortex ring state. With those conditions, the helicopter would have lost lift and settled with power,...
  • Video: Sikorsky unveils next generation helicopter

    04/26/2011 12:27:33 PM PDT · by BwanaNdege · 25 replies
    AP, The Globe & Mail ^ | Tuesday, Apr. 26, 2011 | AP, The Globe & Mail
    Sikorsky unveils next generation helicopter Tuesday, Apr. 26, 2011 11:52AM EDT Sikorsky is hoping to sell the Pentagon on some new technology it says will allow for faster, more agile attack helicopters.
  • Storm Batters Sun 'n Fun Fly-In; 70 Trapped in Collapsed Building

    03/31/2011 10:18:30 AM PDT · by BwanaNdege · 47 replies · 1+ views
    AvWeb ^ | 3/31/11
    A sudden storm took visitors to the Sun 'n Fun Fly-In by surprise Thursday morning, when an unexpected tornado did millions of dollars worth of damage. The roof of a youth activity center on the Sun 'n Fun campus has collapsed; early reports indicate as many as 70 people may be trapped inside, and rescue efforts are currently underway. AVweb staffers are currently working to ascertain the nature and extent of the devastation.
  • CNN Backpedaling in "Meltdown" Hype?

    03/13/2011 8:44:56 AM PDT · by BwanaNdege · 76 replies
    I just watched CNN’s “Reliable Sources” backpedaling furiously on their hype over “Nuclear Meltdown” & “Explosion at Nuclear Plant” One CNN reporter just said “We have been extremely irresponsible in our (doom & gloom) reporting.” “We need to cut back on the ‘heavy music’” and “we rushed to keep up with the 24 hour news schedule”. Can any Freeper out there capture the video & post it?
  • Iwo Jima memorial needs rescue mission

    01/07/2011 6:27:17 AM PST · by BwanaNdege · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9:12 p.m., Thursday, January 6, 2011 | Andrea Billups
    Time and weather have conspired to etch cracks in its structure. The bronze patina that once shone a proud Marine Corps green has dulled to a dingy brown. Water damage has pried loose polished granite panels, and puddles gather at the base. In all — hardly the spit-and-polish shape one expects for a memorial to the most gung-ho branch of the military. (continues at website)
  • Mike Rowe on Discovery, Realization and Lamb Castration

    01/02/2011 2:53:00 PM PST · by BwanaNdege · 37 replies
    FORA.TV ^ | 1/2/2011 | BwanaNdege
    Drawing on his experiences picking up roadkill, feeding swine, and castrating a lamb with his teeth, Mike Rowe, host of Discovery Channel's Dirty Jobs, discusses how modern American culture...
  • Liberals in Asheville, NC feeling their oats

    11/12/2006 7:55:44 PM PST · by BwanaNdege · 39 replies · 1,269+ views
    11/12/06 | BwanaNdege
    We drove over to Asheville for lunch today. We returned to our car after lunch to find that someone had removed three magnetic signs from our car. Missing were our US Flag, a "We Support our Troops" ribbon and a pink, breast cancer "Survivor" ribbon. The Flag had been on our car since shortly after 9/11; the "Survivor" since my wife's successful surgery/radiation treatment in 2001; the Support our Troops" since shortly after the Iraq War II began. Why did someone decide to remove these after they had safely resided on the car for years? Who knows? Wild conjecture says...
  • "Freedom Unites Us"

    02/08/2005 12:08:31 PM PST · by BwanaNdege · 2 replies · 172+ views
    e-mail | Bwana
    This letter was forwarded to me by a close friend. ***************************************************** Dad- Wanted to share with you a note I received from one of my Iraqi friends at the Embassy... “I miss you dear, and specially on the great day of election, it was amazing, parties everywhere, people filled with joy and happiness full of life and optimistic, for it was the first time for the Iraqi citizen to decide who is gonna be his representative in the government. I say representative and not a ruler because whoever would take responsibility in the coming period is an IRAQI HUMAN BEING,...
  • FOX News - F-18 bomb sets off numerous secondary IED explosions along Fallujah streets

    11/09/2004 3:28:21 PM PST · by BwanaNdege · 100 replies · 6,775+ views
    Fox News | Nov 9, 2004 | BwanaNdege
    Brent Hume on Fox News just showed an awesome video clip from Fallujah. Can anyone get screen shots of the video clip of an F-18 delivered laser guided bomb that set off numerous secondary explosions. The target was a suspected Improvised Explosive Device, and appeared to be linked to multiple IEDs along at least one street and possibly along an adjacent street.
  • Politically correct Microsoft update

    02/10/2004 5:48:09 PM PST · by BwanaNdege · 11 replies · 107+ views
    I am running Windows XP Home Edition on my PC. Upon log-on this evening I received a pop-up message advising me that there were two Microsoft updates available. I clicked "OK", downloaded them and reviewed them before install. One was a "Security" update, the other was "Critical Update for Windows (KB833407)" to the "Bookshelf Symbol 7" font due to it having "unacceptable symbols". My curiosity piqued, I opened MS Word, changed the font to Bookshelf Symbol 7, and typed out the keyboard, upper and lower case. Nothing "rude or crude", but there was a Star of David. Hmmmmm. I copied...