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  • We Are Not Going to Nuke Iran (But something else might happen)

    04/18/2006 11:59:24 AM PDT · 14 of 24
    standing united to r9etb
    I remember the MOAB bomb that can devastate a 5 mile radius and a hole 200 ft deep. This is the largest conventional bomb ever dropped from an aircraft. 30,000lb of explosives. I was told that, if needed, the US could drop one of these over a bunker, and blast a hole deep enough to uncover the target, and the rest is history, not to mention the fact, that there would not exist anything around the blast site for 5 miles.
  • We Are Not Going to Nuke Iran (But something else might happen)

    04/18/2006 11:55:09 AM PDT · 11 of 24
    standing united to saganite

    Of course we have SOG (special operations groups) units operating in Iran. The last thing we need it the MSM reporting about it, and demanding they are recalled back to the US.

  • Thanks to Detroit, China Is Poised to Lead

    03/11/2006 2:24:21 PM PST · 5 of 71
    standing united to gogoman

    Thank you unions.

    Strike again for more pay, and higher medical benefits!

  • Troops (Canadian) Hunting Taliban

    03/09/2006 1:13:18 PM PST · 24 of 39
    standing united to Cannoneer No. 4

    "What's the Canadian equivalent of HOOAH!?"

    O know!

  • Israel Will Have To Act On Iran If UN Can't (Misleading Title)

    03/08/2006 9:52:08 AM PST · 7 of 8
    standing united to areafiftyone

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    Guided Bomb Unit-28 (GBU-28)
    BLU-113 Penetrator
    The Guided Bomb Unit-28 (GBU-28) is a special weapon developed for penetrating hardened Iraqi command centers located deep underground. The GBU-28 is a 5,000-pound laser-guided conventional munition that uses a 4,400-pound penetrating warhead. The bombs are modified Army artillery tubes, weigh 4,637 pounds, and contain 630 pounds of high explosives. They are fitted with GBU-27 LGB kits, 14.5 inches in diameter and almost 19 feet long. The operator illuminates a target with a laser designator and then the munition guides to a spot of laser energy reflected from the target.

    The GBU 28 "Bunker Buster" was put together in record time to support targeting of the Iraqi hardened command bunker by adapting existing materiel. The GBU-28 was not even in the early stages of research when Kuwait was invaded. The USAF asked industry for ideas in the week after combat operations started. Work on the bomb was conducted in research laboratories including the the Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate located at Eglin AFB, Florida and the Watervliet Armory in New York. The bomb was fabricated starting on 1 February, using surplus 8-inch artillery tubes as bomb casings because of their strength and weight. The official go-ahead for the project was issued on 14 February, and explosives for the initial units were hand-loaded by laboratory personnel into a bomb body that was partially buried upright in the ground. The first two units were delivered to the USAF on 16 and 17 February, and the first flight to test the guidance software and fin configuration was conducted on 20 February. These tests were successful and the program proceeded with a contract let on 22 February. A sled test on 26 February proved that the bomb could penetrate over 20 feet of concrete, while an earlier flight test had demonstrated the bomb's ability to penetrate more than 100 feet of earth. The first two operational bombs were delivered to the theater on 27 February.

    The Air Force produced a limited quantity of the GBU-28 during Operation Desert Storm to attack multi-layered, hardened underground targets. Only two of these weapons were dropped in Desert Storm, both by F-111Fs. One weapon hit its precise aimpoint, and the onboard aircraft video recorder displayed an outpouring of smoke from an entrance way approximately 6 seconds after impact. After Operation Desert Storm, the Air Force incorporated some modifications, and further tested the munition. The Fy1997 budget request contained $18.4 million to procure 161 GBU-28 hard target penetrator bombs.
    For a visual depiction of how the GBU-28 works view the grapic produced by Bob Sherman and USA Today on-line.






    Specifications
    Mission Offensive counter air, close air support, interdiction
    Targets Fixed hard
    Class 4,000 lb. Penetrator, Blast/Fragmentation
    Service Air Force
    Contractor Lockheed (BLU-113/B), National Forge (BLU-113A/B),
    Program status Production
    First capability 1991
    Weight (lbs.) 4,414
    Length (in.) 153
    Diameter (in.) 14.5
    Explosive 6471bs. Tritonal
    Fuze FMU-143 Series
    Stabilizer Air Foil Group (Fins)
    Guidance method Laser (man-in-the-loop)
    Range Greater than 5 nautical miles

  • Air America Appears To Lose Flagship Station

    03/04/2006 1:49:22 AM PST · 112 of 180
    standing united to SamAdams76
    "Whatever happened to the much ballyhooed Al Franken show?"

    The same thing that is now happening to Alice Gore's TV show. He is now begging for ad time on other stations so he can save the world from extinction. Simply put, no one wants to hear whining about how terrible Americans are and why America should become a socialist country.

    "whatever happened to that much ballyhooed "liberal radio" network the was supposed to be a counterbalance to conservative talk radio?"

    The liberal socialist are now trying to get a Federal law to force radio stations to give them "equal time" on the radio, and the ability to "counter" anything on the said on the radio from the right in America. In other words, they want to force liberal socialism whining down our throats, and if anyone attempts to put a stop to it, well, that is censorship.
  • Liberal radio fans lament loss (Air America replaced with "JACK-FM" in Missoula)

    03/04/2006 1:37:06 AM PST · 54 of 75
    standing united to boycottliberalhollywood.com
    Watch for a push by the liberal socialist for a new law that requires the FCC to make radio stations to give the liberals equal time, and the ability to rebut anything a conservative commentator says over the radio.
  • Liberal radio fans lament loss (Air America replaced with "JACK-FM" in Missoula)

    03/04/2006 1:31:34 AM PST · 53 of 75
    standing united to Hoodat

    You forgot Vice President D. Cheney.

  • Liberal radio fans lament loss (Air America replaced with "JACK-FM" in Missoula)

    03/04/2006 1:29:34 AM PST · 52 of 75
    standing united to BigSkyFreeper
    Traverse City Michigan: wtcm radio: Rush 8.9
    AA 0.7

    Petoskey Michigan: wjml radio Rush 11.o
    AA 0.3

    Up here in Northern Michigan, the liberal socialist call Airhead America radio "progressive radio." We call it "whining radio."

    Airhead America has absolutely no listeners in any market that I checked. No one wants to advertise with them, and the only reason that AA is still on the radio, is because they are subsidized by people like sorros and other loony leftist millionaires who use AA radio to keep campaigning against GW. Michigan is where the liberal socialist control nearly every city, I cannot find AA market for those cities?

    Must be censorship!
  • Liberal radio fans lament loss (Air America replaced with "JACK-FM" in Missoula)

    03/04/2006 1:13:13 AM PST · 51 of 75
    standing united to garyhope
    All from the same person, disguising their voice on the phone.
  • Tag livestock to stop disease

    03/04/2006 12:57:19 AM PST · 49 of 49
    standing united to vrwc0915

    Good thing our forefathers did not think this way, or we would still be under British rule and control.

    Personally, I don't care what anyone calls me. I will not allow my basic Const. Rights to be taken from me. Too often, we sit by and watch as our Rights are perverted and taken from us.

    From this point forward, that is exactly what they (gov.) will have to do, TAKE THEM!

  • Tag livestock to stop disease

    03/03/2006 6:37:07 AM PST · 19 of 49
    standing united to Calpernia

    "When a state Wildlife inspector told Wilkins he would have to tag the pets and he refused, he wound up in court."

    How do you think the State found out about the pets? "loose lips, sink ships."

    Tell the State if you are prepared to fight the charges in a proper court of law.

    We have enough Americans in my area who would arm themselves and repell the State and Fed Gov. from illegaly entering our private lands. Enough said.

  • Tag livestock to stop disease

    03/03/2006 6:15:28 AM PST · 15 of 49
    standing united to Calpernia
    The government cannot control anything without the permission and cooperation of an American!

    Remember the "CB radio" rage and the FCC required everyone to have a "license" to have a CB in the car or truck, and to display their numbers? So many Americans told the FCC to go to hell, that the FCC finally said uncle, and made exceptions to CB radios. It was virtually impossible to enforce.

    Our County does not even know how many dogs are in the County, or, which ones are properly licensed. Why in the world would anyone tell the Fed. Gov. about your farm, and how many animals you have on your property?

    Can we all say "civil war" if freddys attempt to enter private land and demand Americans animals be tagged. Nice dream, but, reality is, most Americans will tell them to go to hell again!
  • Iranian advisor: We'll strike Dimona in response to U.S. attack

    02/25/2006 6:51:04 PM PST · 41 of 41
    standing united to nuclady

    Israel will never have peace until they DEFEAT their enemy!

  • Iranian advisor: We'll strike Dimona in response to U.S. attack

    02/24/2006 3:49:14 PM PST · 22 of 41
    standing united to jmc1969
    Thank you Iran for telling the world what you are planning to do to Israel, irregardless of a US attack or not. After all, you did tell the world that Iran is going to remove Israel from the face of this earth!

    Israel needs to do a preemptive strike and nuke Iran into a glass parking lot.

    Problem solved!
  • Police: Missing autistic Florida boy found dead

    02/24/2006 12:33:22 PM PST · 13 of 28
    standing united to LouAvul

    Lets pray for that dear family!

  • Hillary Clinton Criticizes Port Deal During Florida Visit

    02/24/2006 12:31:43 PM PST · 6 of 18
    standing united to iPod Shuffle

    BIG DEAL!

    1/3 supports her for president of the US;

    1/3 will not vote for her!

    She means nothing to 2/3 of Americans, so why are we reading this in the first place?

  • After a few days of fact finding and debate, do you now support or oppose the Dubai Ports deal?

    02/24/2006 12:27:23 PM PST · 21 of 541
    standing united to Jim Robinson

    Support! In fact, foreign owners already run those ports. Anytime the MSM is against something, I am for it! We all know on what side the MSM is on, and it is not for our Country or our President.

    UAE has done more for our Country than any of our normal so called friends in the world. We all scream innocent until proven guilty, why not give the UAE the same benefit of dought we give all others when dealing the same in the same business deals.

    The security will NOT change, and have in fact, been increased over the deal. What more do we want? Americans will still be in charge of the security, and Americans will still be doing the same work as they now are doing. Nothing will change, except the businessmen now in charge of operations.

  • email from her heinous Hillary Clinton

    02/22/2006 9:51:55 AM PST · 31 of 33
    standing united to Gopher Broke

    "Time to stand up for what we believe in"

    . . . . . . crickets chirping . . . . . .

  • Opinions? Most Corrupt and/or Poorly Run City in the US?

    02/19/2006 6:08:55 AM PST · 49 of 109
    standing united to REPANDPROUDOFIT
    "All of the prosperous people live outside the city limits and the population that is left keeps electing one of their own, no matter how corrupt. Why do they do this?"

    Simple! White flight, and the ones left in the City are not a tax-base, but a tax-burden, and in order to keep the liberal handouts coming, they elect the same ones who keep handing them their welfare.

    Makes sense, because, if you elect someone else, the free handout would be over!