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  • Feds say they disrupted suicide bomb plot against Wichita airport

    12/14/2013 10:00:49 AM PST · 85 of 105
    ME-262 to Zakeet
    I actually worked on contract around this guy at the Hawker Beechcraft's Wichita Service Center for a month this fall. I used to get things out of the very cabinets shown behind him in the picture. He was an Avionics lead guy on second shift. He would come in about 45 minutes before I would leave each day. I didn't talk with him very much directly, but I often overheard him interacting with others. The company was recently bankrupted by its moronic management, and most of the competent people had been forced to flee the place earlier. Morale was very bad amongst the remaining employees and management was a perfect "how not to do things" example. Terry, however, was different. He seemed to be one of the few people who actually was mentally well prepared to do his job, he actually knew what was going on and why and was technically competent. The other guys on his shift seemed to turn to him for guidance, while most of the supervisory folks were "lost" as to what should be going on. Oddly he seemed to be the only guy in the whole place who seemed to be happy to come into work each day, and seemed to act as though he had a "purpose" in coming to work besides just getting a paycheck. If the purported time-line is correct, he was already happily planning to blow the place to hell when I was seeing him there. I guess the lesson I take away from that is: Anybody at Hawker Beechcraft who is happy to be there is likely just a psychopath excited by the prospect of how they'll soon extract deadly retribution on the world. If I had stayed there longer than a month, I'm sure I would have gotten to know him better. I've got a call in to a friend who still works there to try to find out more.
  • fake faint

    10/23/2013 11:54:12 AM PDT · 33 of 69
    ME-262 to Stalwart

    Maybe Obama should get an Oscar to go alongside his Nobel Prize.

  • Elbert Guillory: "Why I Am a Republican" (Video)

    06/17/2013 4:17:16 PM PDT · 11 of 12
    ME-262 to Creme Brulee

    A great video and a good historical reminder. I hope this gets a lot of exposure. He presents his reasons for decision quite well. It made me proud to be a republican, and I don’t often feel proud of the party.

  • Puerto Rico wants to become the 51st state of the US

    11/08/2012 2:37:54 AM PST · 120 of 243
    ME-262 to wardaddy
    I was a FR user with a different screen name once. I made a sarcastic comment about the claim that there was a lot of diversity at an all Black college. Faster than greased lightning I was no longer a FR member. I guess you can say Honkey, Cracker, Whitey, Paleface, Gringo, Yankee, or any other kind of slur imaginable about a white guy, but if even in jest you mention a name given some Blacks you're out of here. That is how it was. Political correctness was enforced.

    I find it telling that there is no anti-White name anybody has ever said that I find offensive. If somebody of another race makes a points of me being White, I feel a little swell of pride and think "you're darn right I'm White, and proud as can be".
    I note that whatever American members of the negroid race have chosen to call themselves eventually comes to be considered a slur. For example they were once Colored then Negros then Afro-American then "Brothers" then...
    Might these names gain a negative connotation in the minds of their bearers due to negative behaviors eventually coming again to be associated with the group bearing the new name?

    I spent six years of my childhood living in South Korea well over three decades ago now. I was a glaring minority in a very physically and genetically homogenous mass of People. They had a racist old world culture and did not make any attempt at what we now call political correctness. Some of them would literally cross the street to check out the "American". The adults would just stop me and start feeling my blond hair, or ask me if the whole world looked blue out of my eyes. They might mention that they had only seen Americans on black and white TV, and in black and white newspaper photos, but now they were able to see one in color. Then they might say that they had heard that Americans had bigger feet and bigger noses and now they could see that it was true. Then they would often try to get me to go with them so they could show me to their friends or family usually offering food as a bribe. They almost all wanted to try out the English that they learned in school, and see if it really worked. They might just blurt out some random phrase and then look at me to see if my face lit up in comprehension. In their culture children were on the lowest rung of a society that respected their elders, so it was expected that I wouldn't mind being waylayed to satisfy the curiosity of an adult, or being drug around as a novelty, "Hey! look what I just found. Its an American boy!" Anyway, in spite of being a minority in a country of people that thought their own race to be the best and were proud to tell you that. And in spite of being told American jokes or how odd my American culture and customs were to them. I was never bothered by any of it in the least. It never entered into my mind to resent them for thinking they were a superior race, or that they would never treat me like other Koreans, or that I stuck out, or that they shared American jokes with me, or any of a million things that might set off an African American who has been taught to try to perceive hostility hiding in every action of a White person.

    And worse than slavery, the Catholics martyred my Anabaptist Ancestors in horrible public spectacles and hounded the remainder from country to country all around Europe reducing them to poverty time and again while using the full weight of their worldly power to oppress my pious ancestors, and yet I voted for Catholic Paul Ryan without the least reservation. I just don't see how one race gets permission to walk around with a chip on their shoulders for the rest of eternity for something that a few people did to their ancestors in generations past? Half of my White ancestors were not even in America at that time, and the half that were fought for Abe Lincoln to free them. If anything My ancestry should merit me a "thank you" from any African American who wants to be mad about past injustice. And If it is the present time that is bothering them, why don't they ask Our Black president to do something about what is bunching up their panties? Some Blacks have moved past grievance, but too many still own it with as strong a conviction as their religion.

    Arg! Just had to get that off my Back.
    I'm a fan of Dr. King's civil rights movement. Too bad the Clown Reverends who took it over made a U-turn and no longer want equality but instead want racial preferences again. Ungodly Fools!

  • 2012 ELECTION LIVE THREAD II !!!!!!!!

    11/06/2012 10:48:38 PM PST · 1,768 of 1,982
    ME-262 to yield 2 the right
    Thanks Justice roberts. /S.

    I hope Obama insults you to your face at his next state of the union speech.

  • ELECTION DAY November 6, 2012 ***LIVE THREAD I***

    11/06/2012 10:43:01 PM PST · 2,324 of 2,353
    ME-262 to dfwgator

    Where do we turn ourselves in to the reeducation camp?

  • 2012 ELECTION LIVE THREAD II !!!!!!!!

    11/06/2012 10:32:28 PM PST · 1,743 of 1,982
    ME-262 to Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

    Welcome to Jimmy Carter’s second term.

  • 2012 ELECTION LIVE THREAD II !!!!!!!!

    11/06/2012 10:28:53 PM PST · 1,738 of 1,982
    ME-262 to goron

    That’s just how I feel

  • ELECTION DAY November 6, 2012 ***LIVE THREAD I***

    11/06/2012 10:22:45 PM PST · 2,319 of 2,353
    ME-262 to ME-262

    In an odd coincidence I kind of felt the Glory was departing about the same time Michelle Obama was first proud of America.

  • ELECTION DAY November 6, 2012 ***LIVE THREAD I***

    11/06/2012 10:19:01 PM PST · 2,315 of 2,353
    ME-262 to Marcella
    Have you ever wondered what it would have been like if Jimmy Carter had been reelected?

    Welcome to Jimmy Carter's second term!

    FWIW the Name Ichabod means "the glory has departed" I've felt that way about America for a while now. We needed better leadership and we collectively voted for more of the same unGodly foolishness.

  • 2012 ELECTION LIVE THREAD II !!!!!!!!

    11/06/2012 7:34:02 PM PST · 885 of 1,982
    ME-262 to StarFan
    "...Jesse Jackson, Jr. won re-election from the Mayo Clinic tells me this country is lost forever."
    Been that way for a while. I'm surprised they aren't running Ted Kennedy from Hell, he'd still win in MA.
  • ELECTION DAY November 6, 2012 ***LIVE THREAD I***

    11/06/2012 3:13:17 PM PST · 849 of 2,353
    ME-262 to jaz.357
    Thanks.
    Best of luck on a Marx free evening.
  • ELECTION DAY November 6, 2012 ***LIVE THREAD I***

    11/06/2012 2:30:12 PM PST · 761 of 2,353
    ME-262 to jaz.357

    My wife and I responded to Obamacare with a big dose of Novembercare!

  • Protests in Tokyo against US Osprey aircraft

    11/04/2012 10:36:37 AM PST · 13 of 16
    ME-262 to markomalley

    Squeeze an Osprey and you get Lemonade.

  • From the Desk of Donald Trump: Major Announcement (YouTube)

    10/24/2012 1:21:47 PM PDT · 91 of 109
    ME-262 to isthisnickcool

    If I had the skills I’d do it. And allow myself a 1% fee from all donations, for setting it up.

  • From the Desk of Donald Trump: Major Announcement (YouTube)

    10/24/2012 12:44:57 PM PDT · 89 of 109
    ME-262 to The Hound Passer
    I agree. Trump is not as big of an idiot as this makes him appear. Trump is a great promoter, and this is not even that. It looks like a last minute "plan B". My guess is that trump had some mud to sling and Mitt Romney called him off. Mitt most likely felt that slinging nasty mud this late in the game would look desperate and un-presidential, and most likely backfire. If the Romney campaign (via Trump) appears to be out to personally embarrass our first Black president then Romney becomes evil and racist(again) and the beaten down Obama gains sympathy votes and can rally Black solidarity against his attackers.

    I believe Mitt is "leader" enough to call off Trump's attack while Obama is currently melting over Libya and needs a distraction like a pissing contest with an easy to lampoon ("the Donald")Trump.

  • The Great Ethanol Scam

    10/19/2012 5:01:39 PM PDT · 37 of 39
    ME-262 to sand88
    Your post reaks of someone from the utterly corrupt ethanol lobby.
    Bwa Haa Ha Ha! I get paid the big bucks to post my opinions while fools like you post for nothing! /S.

    There is no "depletion" in the foreseeable future.
    Your post reaks of someone from the utterly corrupt petroleum lobby.

    Nuclear is the potential to provide vast amounts of energy for all the worlds needs.
    So why are you pushing petrol VS ethanol when you really know the answer to this all is nukleeyer? Crazy!

    BTW, I know two auto repair shop owners. They state without a doubt that ethanol is...
    And you believed them! Now that there is funny.
    I run a lot of ethanol in my vehicles and I don't know any repair shop owners.
    If my vehicles do ever need work, I do it myself.

  • The Great Ethanol Scam

    10/19/2012 4:29:20 PM PDT · 36 of 39
    ME-262 to Gaffer
    I find it difficult to believe that a farmer would sell his crop to the petroleum industry vs. food industry if there wasn't something tangible in it for him.

    They actually sell their grain to ethanol distillers, who compete with the petroleum industry. Farmers have to make ends meet. If you've got a truck with ten tons of grain to sell and the distillery offers you three cents more per bushel than the mill, you go there and get as much money for your grain as you can. Farmers are not in business just to take one for the team. Sorry, Old MacDonald is a capitalist. Plus you can then buy a truck load of used distillers grain to feed your livestock instead of driving back in an empty truck. If the distillery will take high moisture grain, while the mill will dock you a percentage, or not buy it at all, you sell your high moisture grain to the distillery. Ethanol has provided more competition for farmer's grain, helping farmers by providing more options. In short farmers sell to distillers because they compete for the farmer's business and win it. Furthermore if the farmers sold their grain to the mill for three cents less per bushel the mill would then sell the grain to the distillers and pocket the difference. Often times the distillery is built on the same railroad track as the mill for just that reason.

  • The Great Ethanol Scam

    10/15/2012 4:22:03 PM PDT · 29 of 39
    ME-262 to Gaffer
    If it needs a subsidy it isn’t real.
    So the petroleum industry isn't real then? Agriculture isn't real? higher education isn't real? Dairy isn't real? Poor people aren't real? Big Bird isn't real? I'm shattered!(i guess you win on Big Bird, our government has figured out how to subsidize the fictional varmint.) Mortgage interest isn't real? tell my bank!

    most everything gets subsidized these days through no fault of its own, but politicians buying votes with your money. FWIW: the Blenders subsidy winds up in petroleum industry hands not in the hands of farmers or distillers. Ethanol production is not being subsidized, the Petroleum industry is being paid off to participate in what is leading to the reduction of their transportation fuel monopoly.

    A single cliche does not make an adequate rebuttal in this case.

  • The Great Ethanol Scam

    10/15/2012 3:13:47 PM PDT · 27 of 39
    ME-262 to ME-262

    I forgot to add that: while I don’t believe “corn” ethanol is the ideal solution, or that we should refuse to import Brazilian “sugar cane” ethanol, ethanol as a whole is a step towards sustainable practices and we’ll eventually figure out which crops are the most optimal if market forces are allowed to prevail within the Government’s policy of breaking the current shortsighted petroleum based fuel monopoly.

  • The Great Ethanol Scam

    10/15/2012 2:54:26 PM PDT · 26 of 39
    ME-262 to Gaffer
    Better whop me with the 2X4, Because I support renewable fuel and the production of it here in the USA. There is a lot of crap to dislodge in the article and opinions above, but I'll try to give it a shot:

    1. Ethanol actually is lowering the cost of gasoline right now even with the wrong headed blenders credit. Ethanol is cheaper to produce than the same amount of gasoline, by BTU, is being sold for by a wide margin right now.
    2. I support renewable fuel not because I believe in any theoretical warming crisis or climate alarmism, but because I don't think it is wise to burn up the world's oil reserves that are being quickly depleted in a matter of a few generations, and do not seem to replenish themselves. Will our great grand children be happy we burned up the world's resources when their were already renewable alternatives, just because we were resistant to change?
    3. I'd rather see jobs created producing fuel in this country than pay to buy it (directly or indirectly) from people who want to kill Americans and destroy our way of life.
    4. The price of Corn going up is a great help to our farmers (it is a pass along cost for ranchers)since Manufacturing has been squeezed here in the USA, grain and meat exports are an ever increasing share of our foreign trade. As the world price rises for food our exports become more valuable as manufactured goods are becoming cheaper. Would you want it the other way? furthermore the law of supply and demand dictates that as the price of food goes up, third world farming operations that were once economically infeasible can now support their farmers leading to a greater overall supply of food and limiting the rise in food prices while increasing supply. We're crazy to be complaining about corn being used for fuel while our government is still paying farmers to grow weeds. (native grasses)

    Furthermore I can't believe when Sel Graham, an oil and gas attorney is quoted in the article saying “Abolishing the ethanol mandate... would: (1) lower gasoline prices by millions of dollars; (2) result in billions of miles of free travel annually; (3) prevent millions of tons of additional carbon dioxide from being emitted into the air; and (4) improve national security and the energy picture since it is impossible for US ethanol to ever replace foreign oil imports.” that smart people here on FR believe those kind of lies.

    With regard to your anecdotal evidence regarding your O2 sensor and "service required" light, I'll just counter with my own experience that after having my "service engine soon" light come on as a result of the O2 sensor in my 96 Chevy Impala SS, I fixed it by adding about 35% E-85 to my gas and this highly oxygenated fuel then burned the sensor clean and the light went out and the engine came back out of reversion mode for fuel metering. So while you claim ethanol ruins your stuff, it fixed mine, and often running a higher blend of ethanol than the prescribed 10%(which all cars are now built to take) resulted in my engine outlasting the transmission and the rest of the car.

    FYI: Ethanol ups the octane of gasoline by quite a bit, so blenders now blend crappy cheaper and lower octane gasoline with the ethanol to achieve the same octane ratings that once required better gasoline. It pains me to see fellow republicans being turned against ethanol with the kind of poppycock arguments spelled out above and usually only effective on Democrats.

  • Teen whose photo was banned from school yearbook arrested at house party with her MOTHER

    10/15/2012 12:26:31 AM PDT · 6 of 23
    ME-262 to Huntress

    So the Lesbian mother has raised a daughter who is overtly sexual and hates people with fixed moral standards. Who’d have thunk it? Isn’t it common sense that sexual deviants are likely to be poor parents?

  • Operation Rescue Founder Plots To Supress The Obama Vote

    10/13/2012 11:02:21 PM PDT · 7 of 9
    ME-262 to ElIguana

    Careful opening Pandora’s box! The KKK, Westboro Baptist Church, NAMBLA, and any other currently censored group, will use this tactic without hesitation to spread their own brand of crazy. Then technology will demand a user selected user-group censor option for TV commercials, where people can opt to censor their commercials by categories and biases making it next to impossible for decent political candidates to reach people who select to turn off all political ads, or just the Republican ones.

  • Exclusive poll: Obama's support among Hispanic voters eroding

    10/13/2012 10:41:02 PM PDT · 71 of 77
    ME-262 to manc
    we still talked after we broke up, even after I was married and she was.
    Marriage =1 man + 1 woman

    Yeah, it's even better if you can leave the past ex-girlfriends out of your married life. I know it is not my place to tell you this, but the internet made me do it.

  • Obama’s Intelligence Brief Scandal

    10/13/2012 10:23:07 PM PDT · 41 of 91
    ME-262 to manc
    Like Biden said they were never told about the need for security... now if you and your boss actually went to these intel security briefings...
    I'm not sure why, but I actually feel safer knowing that a clown like Joe Biden is not the highest ranking official at those meetings.
  • CNN Poll on debate winner: Ryan 48%, Biden 44%

    10/12/2012 4:25:57 AM PDT · 87 of 136
    ME-262 to ez
    Out of 26 undecideds in the FOX focus group, NOT ONE changed their vote based on the VP debate.
    So the undecided were not changing their decisions, huh?
    I must be going crazy, because that sentence kinda makes sense, but defies logic also.
  • CNN Exposed – Emmy Winning Former CNN Journalist, Amber Lyon, Blows The Whistle

    10/10/2012 9:22:51 PM PDT · 94 of 112
    ME-262 to BulletBobCo
    We need some trusted News network like CNN to investigate these allegations. Oh right!

    We're mushrooms! They keep us in the dark and feed us crap.

    Screw "fair and balanced" we need a conservative network that tells the truth and gives the conservative perspective and opinions. I'd pay a lot to watch that for a change.

  • Bishop E.W. Jackson: “It’s time to end this slavish devotion to the Democrat Party”

    10/03/2012 11:37:05 PM PDT · 24 of 24
    ME-262 to Mr. K

    How is it that Bill Clinton got pronounced to be the first Black President by the media? I guess Lincoln didn’t do as much for Blacks as whatever it was that bill did in his two full terms. As I recall, if Lincoln hadn’t had his life taken by an angry Democrat, for helping the Blacks, he might have been able to do even more.

  • Will Obummer's support crater? (Vanity)

    10/03/2012 11:06:32 PM PDT · 18 of 33
    ME-262 to Tennessean4Bush

    Obama’s support cratered a long time ago when BP showed that Obama could not walk on water. The 9% of people who answer phone polls are trying too hard to please the pollsters to admit that they won’t be re-electing the first Black president. It seems that I’ve heard of a ton of former Obama voters who will vote for Romney this time and I suspect many more will just stay home. I think the media has been doing a valiant effort to rally for Obama and pretend he is not loosing, but he needs a Pearl Harbor or 9/11 event to rally enough fools behind him to win now.

  • For putting a Gay man among those animals Hillary Clinton has Chris Stevens’ blood on her hands

    09/16/2012 4:23:33 PM PDT · 48 of 51
    ME-262 to brightright
    He was serving his Country, he died serving his Country.
    He is an American Hero.

    He is an American Martyr.
    There fixed it for you.

    Although he served his country, no doubt he is getting paid a lot more than I have ever been paid, and I don't recall being told that my job is heroic or that I'm "serving". And while dying a violent and torturous death is the ultimate price to pay, just being lynched is not heroic by itself. Did he voluntarily die to save others? Did he die while fighting and killing untold savage murderers? I'm just saying not everybody who dies is a hero. The knee jerk reaction to canonize this American as a hero does a disservice to those who do truly heroic deeds or live lives of heroic struggle. Now I'm not saying that he hasn't done those things, just that nobody has informed me what those things are. And while I'm sure there will be a full tribute given at this time of eulogy, we all will get that with very few exceptions and we're not all heroes.

  • For putting a Gay man among those animals Hillary Clinton has Chris Stevens’ blood on her hands

    09/16/2012 3:02:05 PM PDT · 44 of 51
    ME-262 to jmaroneps37

    Sending a Sodomite to represent us to Muslims or even Christians is as tone deaf as sending a female Secretary of State to North Korea, China, Saudi Arabia, and Etc. I can assure you that our hippie notion that equality means interchangeability doesn’t always play well with others who don’t share our fascination with affirming the ones they don’t respect by forcing them to genuflect at their feet in order to negotiate peacefully with our nation. There are ways to push for the inalienable rights of all mankind without going around and intentionally stepping on everybody’s toes all the time. And it is not an inalienable right for a woman to be treated identically as a man or vice versa or for a sexual deviant to have his particular deviance approved of by those who don’t care to. I, for one, don’t care to be represented by sexual deviants or have our government be full of token people to make it “look like America”. Just because our nation has many crooks and ignorant people doesn’t mean that we need to elect stupid crooks to rule over us.

  • Pretty Sure We Are Now Witness To Political Hair Rock Meets Grunge Moment

    09/05/2012 12:08:05 PM PDT · 65 of 81
    ME-262 to fr_freak

    I reckon y’all knows we ain’t speakin’ nutin’ but American on this here forum. Aiite?

  • How the Democrats are implementing the Communists’ plan to destroy America

    09/05/2012 11:50:05 AM PDT · 5 of 6
    ME-262 to jmaroneps37

    Commie efforts to degrade American morality remind me of the doctrine of Balaam. Where Balaam advised Balak king of Moab to send prostitutes and meat sacrificed to idols for the Jews to enjoy. After the Jews enjoyed these sins God then sent a deadly plague on them.

  • Pretty Sure We Are Now Witness To Political Hair Rock Meets Grunge Moment

    09/05/2012 11:24:31 AM PDT · 33 of 81
    ME-262 to My Favorite Headache

    I totally understand the analogy, but I actually think the Grunge music sucked and was depressing, while the Hair music was fun to listen to. The hair band fans partied too hard and did too much sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll, the grunge band fans on the other hand were too depressed and suicidal.

  • Biblical-Type Floods Are Real, and They're Absolutely Enormous

    09/04/2012 10:11:26 AM PDT · 15 of 30
    ME-262 to Theoria
    "The rocks exposed in the canyon walls could not have settled during a single flood because they alternate many times in color, grain size, and composition."
    Ignorance speaks.
  • Christians should 'leave their beliefs at home or get another job'- cross not required by scripture

    09/04/2012 8:03:11 AM PDT · 32 of 63
    ME-262 to Cincinatus' Wife

    Ironically my Mennonite ancestors first gathered around Strasbourg Entzheim in the Alsace because of a lack of religious enforcement there that overlooked their reformed Anabaptist beliefs and practice. But the forces of religious dogma eventually returned and determined that not only were they free to work elsewhere, but since most were self employed farmers, eventually they were “freed” to live elsewhere too. So they fled to the Dutch low country while freedom of religion flourished there, then to the Vistula delta while freedom of religion flourished there, then to the USA... tick-tock.

  • Al Gore: I fear a Romney-Ryan White House

    08/28/2012 10:45:27 AM PDT · 87 of 91
    ME-262 to Sub-Driver
    Al Gore: I fear a Romney-Ryan White House ... they seem to be really in lockstep with the large carbon polluters.
    I exhale carbon dioxide and am above average in size, so as a large carbon polluter I feel it necessary to point out that Romney and I do not walk in lockstep. Much like I did with McCain, I'll hold my nose and vote for Romney to try to deny the unapologetic Marxist the highest office in our land.
  • Circumcision pluses outweigh risks: Pediatricians

    08/27/2012 12:08:35 PM PDT · 24 of 29
    ME-262 to Cicero

    I’m not Jewish. But I could play one on TV if needed ;)

  • This Is Bob - Bob Is a Racist

    08/27/2012 11:47:39 AM PDT · 4 of 49
    ME-262 to Bikkuri

    It is only funny, because it is true, which should really be no laughing matter. Those who want to keep Blacks as a disgruntled and isolated minority group beholden to their political party for some free money and commiseration, fancy themselves to be great liberators. Meanwhile those who freed the Blacks and Gave women “the vote” are made out to be hateful towards Blacks and as waging a war on women. Giving Blacks the opportunity to be equal and prove they are equal is now considered to be hateful even though it was the goal of early civil rights leaders like Dr. King. Now if you don’t favor condescending to Blacks, offering them an easy but illusory leg up, and ignore the problems truly keeping the Black community in bondage, you aren’t considered a realist, but a racist. According to the Lefties the Black community needs a solution different from the one that has worked for every other minority group that ever assimilated into this melting pot, and like their beloved Marxism their ideology has failed at every attempt, and yet they scream for more and bigger doses of it as the solution.

  • U.S., Japan move ahead with Osprey deployment

    08/23/2012 11:45:26 PM PDT · 4 of 13
    ME-262 to Rabin
    "On April 11 in Morocco, an MV-22 crashed ... Flight data indicates the aircraft performed as expected."
    Expect the usual suspects to come worship the V-22.
  • 3 reasons Obama won't dump Joe Biden

    08/17/2012 3:49:38 PM PDT · 24 of 29
    ME-262 to 2ndDivisionVet

    If Obama replaces Biden it becomes a public acknowledgement of his earlier incompetence in picking somebody who was not a dependable fit for being Vice President in the first place. It also ought to remind reminiscent voters that the Democrat party just offered folks like Joe Biden and John Edwards to us as their most presidential material, and a scant few years later it has become embarrassingly clear that they are unfit for even a largely ceremonial position like Vice President. And those who aren’t willfully ignorant will note that Obama is in way over his head also .

  • Cut This Ad! Clinton COS on Ryan: ‘This Guy is Amazing.’

    08/14/2012 12:47:29 PM PDT · 12 of 13
    ME-262 to Cincinatus' Wife

    I saw a Lefty comment on YouTube claiming that Erskine Bowles was not truly a democrat. It would appear that you have to be clearly to the left of Karl Marx to be a Democrat anymore.

  • Cut This Ad! Clinton COS on Ryan: ‘This Guy is Amazing.’

    08/14/2012 7:03:56 AM PDT · 1 of 13
    ME-262
    Saw this on Drudge. Here is a YouTube address to cut and paste:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dbzpuqWo6yU

  • Obama: Let's Repeat Auto Bailout With Every Industry

    08/09/2012 5:58:08 PM PDT · 72 of 78
    ME-262 to fhayek
    Great comment!

    Is it just me or does GM still seem unsustainable the way it is operating? Apparently they just have to stay solvent until after the election. The advertisements now say that you can buy a Chevy and return it later if you don't like it. Talk about pulling in some false profits! Can I really buy a new car, return it used, and get my money back? How stupid is that? It reeks of a money laundering front company.

  • Ospreys to stay grounded for now

    08/04/2012 9:35:33 PM PDT · 23 of 28
    ME-262 to rlmorel

    I find it kind of ghoulish that some people would keep pushing for a very bad design with an extensive record of fatal crashes despite its limited duty. I don’t relish the deaths, but as an aerospace engineer I see that ignorant designs can kill a lot of people, and not just time, money, and their mission. I’m just saying, start over with a good design.

    It also seems that by calling me ghoulish, you are conceding the facts that the V-22 is a killer, and will continue to kill our boys, and you have shifted from debating the danger of the aircraft to questioning the motives of those who have been right about it for decades.

  • Ospreys to stay grounded for now

    08/04/2012 8:05:47 PM PDT · 20 of 28
    ME-262 to Tijeras_Slim
    They’ve been flying with no problems for a couple years at Kirtland AFB in NM.
    Your anecdotal evidence does not negate the fact that the MV-22 is unnecessarily complex, inherently unstable, and inefficient with correspondingly poor performance. The Japanese are questioning this aircraft for a reason. And no doubt somebody will be paid off and then it will be back flying over Japan.
  • Ospreys to stay grounded for now

    08/04/2012 7:57:35 PM PDT · 19 of 28
    ME-262 to Kickass Conservative
    >”Things are shortened for illustration purposes”<
    I’ve never used that excuse. What you see is what you get.

    I didn't do the 1923 drawing. In patent drawings I have submitted certain things are often given a vague representation to prevent certain aspects not covered by that particular patent from being disclosed to potential competitors and perhaps making the idea seem less viable to them.

  • Ospreys to stay grounded for now

    08/04/2012 7:32:12 PM PDT · 17 of 28
    ME-262 to A.A. Cunningham
    How many hours have you logged in either seat of a V-22?
    Apparently not enough for you, because I'm still alive. I knew you'd show up to defend your beloved MV-22 Ostrich.
  • Ospreys to stay grounded for now

    08/04/2012 7:26:52 PM PDT · 16 of 28
    ME-262 to PreciousLiberty
    Your points are interesting, I’d like to see them evaluated by a qualified aero engineer.
    I'll assume that is a sarcastic backhand. For what it is worth I've got stuff flying all over the world, and in orbit over your head that will still be up there long after we're dead.

    You are correct in assuming that the rotor system would either be coaxial or a torqueless type of system of which I am not at liberty to speak.

  • Ospreys to stay grounded for now

    08/04/2012 5:31:05 PM PDT · 8 of 28
    ME-262 to ME-262
    Here is an example of how to do it right from a 1923 patent.

    Tilt-Rotor Things are shortened for illustration purposes.