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  • Weare Police Charge Man for Recording Traffic Stop (Felony Charges)

    02/25/2011 1:28:35 PM PST · 48 of 60
    rohn to HiTech RedNeck; woodbutcher1963
    You guessed right, but exposed yourself as the “Luddite redneck”.

    Gee you'd think a learned person would recognize Weare, NH as the home of a US Supreme Court Justice Souter. Deeply enmeshed in the eminent domain ruling, such that the people up here tried to seize his home using the same arguments. Look it up.

    Oh, yeah, that “rag” is the Manchester Union Leader. World Famous, just not in your little world. Once called Reagan a liberal!! That far right. Also, torpedoed Ed Muskey campaign, long ago. ( I go back that far)

    Nashua, the “Gate city” (on the border with MA, not the “gay city”, get you ears cleaned out!) The problem with Nashua is illegals overflowing from MA. I can remember when signs were in English and French (french Canadians), think there are some churches that still hold services in french.

    OK, Nashua= Gate city, Manchester is the “Queen City”, look it up. The “gaiety you seek is on the coast, all 18 miles of it. Try Portsmouth.

    The “rag” from Nashua is the “Nashua Telegraph”, total liberal paper. Wouldn't line a birdcage with it, that would be redundant!

    Before you besmirch Nashua any further, “Money” magazine called it the best city in the US to live TWICE in ten years. Had to stop identifying cities and switched to “regions after that.

    Weare is “small town”, think Mayberry. NH has had some difficulty with the “wiretap” issue. Since I'm in the same county, maybe I can be on the jury and let FR what happens!

    Have fun. Rohn

  • 'Going Rogue' spoof: 'Nightmare'stories may have Sarah Palin seeing 'Rouge'

    10/21/2009 8:37:07 PM PDT · 61 of 69
    rohn to rdl6989; All

    Simple solution:
    1) Go to book store
    2) Pick up book and pretend to peruse it
    3) Replace book cover down
    4) Repeat as needed
    Did this with anti-Palin magazine at supermarket, no longer at check-out!

  • Elite squad guns down Bali bomb mastermind

    08/09/2009 6:40:46 AM PDT · 25 of 30
    rohn to Deo volente
    Does that mean you will wake up screaming, every two hours, with a load in your underpants? Sorry, had to ask.
  • 12 similar flights deepen Air France 447 mystery

    06/07/2009 2:15:40 PM PDT · 37 of 42
    rohn to Cyman
    Ever heard of a terrorist that works anonymously????????

    Actually, yes. Train station at Bologna(IT) has a memorial to those killed in an attack. Clock is stopped at time of explosion, crack in the wall left as a reminder. No credible claim. Ever. There are suspects, but nothing solid.
    Just there recently, very powerful.
    Certain there are other examples of anonymous attacks, but that is the one I will remember.

  • Church removes 'scary crucifix' [Ecumenical]

    01/08/2009 12:45:22 PM PST · 26 of 63
    rohn to NYer

    Reminds me of the old joke about the non-Christian child that was doing miserably in school.
    His parents finally got him into a Catholic school. His marks generally improved, but sky rocketed to straight A’s in math.
    The parents asked why he was doing so well in math. His reply, “have you seen what they did to the guy on the PLUS SIGN?”

  • Is global warming caused by human activity?

    01/08/2009 12:34:28 PM PST · 12 of 53
    rohn to pjd

    Great post!
    Just last night the PBS station had a series on the history of India. Seems many of the large cities disappeared due to “global warming”, way back around 1500 B.C. (NOT BCE!).
    How many cars were driving then?
    Look to the nearest nuclear furnace to Earth, a star, some call it the “Sun”. Tell me about the spike in temperature, or decrease in sunspot activity.
    Polar ice caps melting? Happens on Mars!
    I could go on, but thanks,

  • PETA's latest idiotic demand - fish are 'sea kittens'

    01/08/2009 12:19:55 PM PST · 31 of 76
    rohn to TexasNative2000

    This is too scary,
    That was my immediate reaction!

  • Mystery of lost US nuclear bomb

    11/11/2008 2:00:41 PM PST · 41 of 43
    rohn to austrian

    this can be a serious danger to world peace. just remember those “bloody” Eskimo now have “the Bomb” ;-)

    Reminds me of an old joke (groaner alert)

    Q: Why won’t the Russians attack Eskimos?
    A: They heard Eskimos have “icy BM’s”.

    Sorry, I had to do it!

  • London Knife Blitz: 1200 Busted

    07/02/2008 11:14:38 PM PDT · 22 of 22
    rohn to jrestrepo

    We have a winner!!
    Now, how do you defend yourself when somebody attacks you with a banana?
    (apologies to Monty Python)

  • Patient Conyers hopes to move slavery bill during an Obama administration

    03/03/2008 8:57:30 PM PST · 31 of 73
    rohn to yooling

    Don’t have to go that far back,
    just have all the families of northerners sue slave families for those that fought to free the slaves!

  • American investigates as 777 engine fails to respond to throttle

    02/29/2008 2:00:24 PM PST · 33 of 36
    rohn to NonValueAdded

    Doolittle: Hello, Engine? Are you with me?
    Engine #2: Of course.
    Doolittle: Are you willing to entertain a few concepts?
    Engine #2: I am always receptive to suggestions.
    Doolittle: Fine. Think about this then. How do you know you exist?
    Engine #2: Well, of course I exist.
    Doolittle: But how do you know you exist?
    Engine #2: It is intuitively obvious.
    Doolittle: Intuition is no proof. What concrete evidence do you have that you exist?
    Engine #2: Hmmmm... well... I think, therefore I am.
    Doolittle: That’s good. That’s very good. But how do you know that anything else exists?
    Engine #2: My sensory apparatus reveals it to me. This is fun.

    With apologies to John Carpenter.
    An obscure blast from the past.

  • Should roads have tolls to fight global warming?

    02/29/2008 8:59:04 AM PST · 76 of 108
    rohn to UCFRoadWarrior
    “Toll roads actually will add pollution. I think anyone can figure that out.”

    Spot on reply! Think there are some studies proving that.

    Also, people should look to why CT eliminated tolls. They had a series of horrible pile-ups at toll booths. The cost of litigation virtually negated the profit from tolls, plus people died. (we won’t mention the bridge on I-95 that fell in the river, so much for revenue maintaining the road)

    The Mass. Pike fiasco should be a lesson to all on government hacks running a toll road. The bonds were about to be paid off years ago, and all were expecting the tolls to be eliminated. No, the hacks floated new bonds, so they wouldn’t lose their jobs. Now the tolls are going up again!

    There are some places in MA where the toll booth collects little more than the salary of the workers. Most of them are friends or relatives of state politicians. You won’t believe what some toll collectors earn.

    Don’t even get started on the Big Dig.....


    02/14/2008 11:53:45 AM PST · 21 of 29
    rohn to McGruff

    Didn’t Mars just have it’s closest pass by Earth?

    It’s obvious Bush and his minions unloaded warming from Earth to Mars! /s

  • Don't send in the clowns

    01/16/2008 3:31:13 PM PST · 32 of 34
    rohn to AngelesCrestHighway
    Thanks for the post!
    I’m very sorry to see the anti-clown reaction (except politicos), as I think they really helped my godson’s recovery.

    He was deathly ill ( ten days fever over 104F, pneumonia, three viruses, and fluid around the heart). Two hospital volunteers, dressed as clowns, came to visit him and gave him balloons (loofies in Hungarian). It was probably all the IV antibiotics, but he sparked up at their appearance. Suddenly, the little boy that could only groan the day before, was trying to tell me all about the clowns and loofies. I don’t understand Hungarian, but it was very clear that he loved the clowns.

    Am heading over to Budapest next week to see him. Released from hospital (tough kid, not even two), but has to go into the hospital every day for dosing and monitoring, next couple of weeks.

    Don’t even get me started on National Health plans. He is the third person I’ve almost lost to National Health!

  • Terrorists 'in plot to blow up Eiffel Tower'

    01/11/2008 4:26:00 PM PST · 36 of 39
    rohn to Hawthorn; xkaydet65

    Please let me give you my take on this. Twenty five years in ATC.

    Absolutely, controllers are required to monitor their own frequencies, they usually don’t have the time to “go looking for more work”. However, if you get an anomaly, especially interference, it becomes reportable and tapes get pulled. Oh, and BTW, during my 25 years of ATC, only 2 years working in a tower, the rest in dark rooms with no windows. The last 17 were not even anywhere near an airport. So much for “relax in their towers”.

    First, when did we declare terrorists were the “brain trust” of this planet. I never have, and some are plenty stupid.

    Second, if you have used HF, expect drifting. Pointed out by xkaydet65 (thank you). Have been in the cockpit (jumpseat observer), while pilots were cursing all sorts of problems with HF.

    Third, I’ve experienced all sorts of frequency problems over the years. Harmonics, inadvertent jamming, and plain old misuse. Encountered problems in US with CB radio, taxi dispatch, and ham radio operators blocking my frequency. (even the USN screwed up on one excercise)
    When did we miss the word SCRAMBLED in the original story? Can you identify and descramble something in English?

    No, Bottom Line: Read the story, don’t believe everything in the movies.

    My take: Controller working some sector of Oceanic Control (or one requiring HF), gets interference. Tells supervisor. Tapes are pulled and sent to Quality Assurance. They can’t figure it out and send it to another agency. Agency realizes that it is scrambled transmission, and send it to some intelligence agency. They have “experts” decipher and translate transmission. The original objective, stop the interference. The result, something unexpected discovered.

    Been there.

  • World's Largest Passenger Jet Lands In Connecticut [Airbus A380]

    10/02/2007 7:23:29 PM PDT · 47 of 49
    rohn to The Electrician

    Sorry to burst the bubble,
    Pref. rte. BDL to CVG will go west, or north. Either BDL/PWL/SAX, BDL/CTR/DNY or BDL/CTR/CAM/SYR.
    So unless they have a special clearance for some sort of demo flight, they go out to the NW.
    Retired in May. Air Traffic Controller at Boston Center (ZBW) since 1990. That was my airspace. Before that New York Center (ZNY) and MHT. 25 years+ service.
    Traffic over BDL to HPN/LGA flies the BDL 255 radial, so they can descend. At the same time, BDL traffic over PWL/SAX runs out to the west to climb around/above NY traffic. It is a “tight corner” as ALB arrivals are descending northbound and BTV/YUL departures are climbing out from NY! (V487 if you have a sectional) YIKES! Still can’t believe I did that for all those years.
    EWR traffic is supposed to run BAF/IGN at the same time, During peak periods they get the “bypass” via TALCO, unless they can get cut in toward SAX.
    Sorry if this doesn’t help your viewing.

  • Spector jury says it's deadlocked

    09/18/2007 10:38:33 PM PDT · 85 of 92
    rohn to evets

    Is “Sideshow Bob” on trial again?
    the Bart the

  • Near Miss on Runway at LAX as Planes Come Within 200 Feet

    08/17/2007 5:26:02 PM PDT · 54 of 55
    rohn to ops33

    Hello ops33!
    First, thank you for your service!!
    Second, you are totally correct, there is much lacking from this story.
    Recently retired from ATC, there have been many cases of aircraft on my frequency in error. Sometimes you have them return to previous. Other times you try to find where they should be. Then, there are times, when known traffic, you call the call/talk to controller responsible and just relay the clearances.
    There is much left to be said in this story.
    Thanks again,

  • Vietnam déjà vu (Revisionists deny spitting on troops)

    02/09/2007 9:35:39 PM PST · 29 of 30
    rohn to Impeach98

    Will forward this to a MA State Police Trooper, with the patrol area of Worcester (Holy Cross). His uncle served in Vietnam and was later a Trooper in the MA State Police.
    Let your imagination do the rest.

  • The Lessons In My Son's Death [Media planes interfered with search for Kims]

    01/06/2007 10:11:32 PM PST · 75 of 84
    rohn to narby; TXnMA; L98Fiero; aculeus; Criminal Number 18F

    Hello all,
    Have been watching this thread and think some need to take a deep breath and actually read the posting.

    First, narby and Criminal#18F, think you have had the most sane replies of all. Thank you so much!

    Second, think some of the remainder are taken in by the melodrama/ hyperbolae of the Post. I have no love of the MSM, but really have to take apart how they "parse" a story.

    Third, again this is an incomplete story. The particulars of the TFR are no longer on the web, might get them when I get back to work.

    Ok, my background. Thirty years experience in SAR/CAP, aviation (pilot), Air Traffic Control (controller and automation) and Aeronautics (engineering major).

    I can't place blame directly, even with those credentials!!! Some information is still lacking.

    The Post "implies" that private pilots violated the TFR forcing SAR helicopters to abandon the search. Let's read the timeline more carefully.

    "Unfortunately for James, aviation authorities acquiesced to media requests to relax restrictions and allowed low-altitude media flights in the area while the aerial search was still underway. This untimely and irrational decision caused many rescue helicopters to abandon their operations for one full afternoon due to dangerous conditions created by media airplanes. It took personal pleas to Washington to get restrictions reinstated. The search, not media interest, should be the top priority. "

    There was a TFR, then there wasn't. Private aircraft were allowed to re-enter the airspace.

    The pilots on this thread know that in Part 91 of the FAA regulations there are many rules about who has "right of way" in the sky. Also, the "pilot in command" has the ultimate responsibility for separation with other aircraft. (there are even rules about a blimp having right of way vs. powered aircraft and closer to mountain vs. further out, etc, etc.)
    In other words, the pilot in command flies the aircraft, maintaing separation from terrain and other aircraft. Observers observe!

    OK, on to the next bit,
    The CAP (Civil Air Patrol) was NOT invited to the search! They are the primary SAR for downed aircraft. While they primarily fly fixed wing aircraft (not suitable in canyons), they could have covered much more terrain and put more "eyes in the sky". (search CAPblog)
    Before you start randomly blasting SAR orginasations, just remember they also have people that sacrifice their lives in attempt rescue those of the stupid ones.
    My last non-commercial flight was with CAP on a practice SAR mission. They want closer cooperation with FAA in order to avoid some of these fiascos.

    You should also check out the Helicopter Associtaion International (search HAI), they also have some info about how "private" helicopter found the rest of the Kim family.

    Ok, I've pretty much had my say. We don't know the full story from the WAPO (what else is new?).
    Be Nice!! No reason to demand an apology when you don't know all the facts.

    BTW, did survival traing. My car has flares, shovel, batteries, quilts, knives, extra clothing, jumper cables, etc. When the media announced that OJ Simpson had some of those items, I thought for a moment I might be guilty :)!!!