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  • Military choppers flying over Manhattan

    04/15/2013 4:12:50 PM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 70 replies
    4/15/2013 | self
    For what it's worth, there is a big military chopper hovering over NYC for the last ten minutes.
  • Obama Overrides Congress to Buy $690 Million Worth of Russian Choppers for Afghan Air Force

    04/09/2013 7:52:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Front Page ^ | 4/8/13 | Daniel Greenfield
    Apparently America has too many jobs so Obama will be spending taxpayer money to support Russia’s defense industry on behalf of Afghanistan. And he’s doing so over the bipartisan objections of Congress from both the right and left and a ban on buying them written into the NDAA. The US Department of Defense said Thursday it plans to sidestep a Congressional ban to purchase 30 helicopters from Russian state-owned defense firm Rosoboronexport, despite objections from US lawmakers who allege that the firm has equipped the Syrian government to commit brutal crimes against civilians.
  • Amazing flying display by robotic choppers that could one day help our troops (Must See Video)

    02/03/2012 4:10:47 AM PST · by rawhide · 13 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 2-3-12 | Julian Gavaghan
    Swarming their way (gracefully) to a warzone: Amazing flying display by robotic choppers that could one day help our troops Like some epic computer-generated movie scene, futuristic aircraft swarm around in synchronised fashion and perform impressive mid-air stunts. But the spectacle is real and the robotic nano quadrotors – despite being not much bigger than your hand – could one day revolutionise warfare. The miniature helicopters, which have four propellers, are still in their infancy in development but have been extensively trialled in carrying items and manoeuvre through small gaps. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQIMGV5vtd4&feature=player_embedded
  • Does the US Senate get Dental?

    01/27/2011 8:00:22 PM PST · by Bean Counter · 18 replies
    The Columbian ^ | 1/27/11 | Kathy Durbin
    Capping her career-long advocacy on behalf of the nation’s military veterans, U.S. Sen. Patty Murray announced Thursday that she has been appointed to chair the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee.
  • Why Helicopters Are Critical to Afghanistan War Success

    11/29/2009 6:42:00 AM PST · by Saije · 8 replies · 868+ views
    ABC News/McClatchey ^ | 11/29/2009 | Jay Price
    <p>In one of the worst chapters of their casualty-marred deployment in Afghanistan, Canadian forces earlier this year lost 10 soldiers in 90 days to improvised bombs on one stretch of highway in Kandahar province. Then a US Army helicopter crew stalking Taliban insurgents who plant bombs at night spotted a five-man team, watched the insurgents through sophisticated optical gear until it was certain that's what the men were doing and got permission to kill them.</p>
  • Motorcycle Awareness Month

    05/11/2009 12:45:20 PM PDT · by euram · 79 replies · 1,003+ views
    WHEREAS, Alaska has more registered motorcycles per capita than any other state, yet motorcycles are still the minority users of the Alaska road system; and WHEREAS, in 80-90 percent of all accidents involving a motorcycle, it is the other motorist’s fault. Motorcyclists everywhere face a constant threat to personal safety caused by a lack of alertness of the driving public. It is imperative all motorists operate with caution near motorcyclists; and WHEREAS, Alaska Bikers Advocating Training and Education (ABATE) is a nonprofit organization of motorcycle riders and non-riders dedicated to both education and preservation of freedom of the road. ABATE...
  • Sarah Is Unafraid To Bear It All

    05/01/2009 9:15:24 AM PDT · by euram · 27 replies · 1,988+ views
    Manly's Republic ^ | 04-30-09 | Manly Rash
    There is something indescribably sexy about an attractive brunette - in this case, the Governor of Alaska - reclining on a sofa made from a bear her father killed. It’s certainly attractive to men whose testicles are still intact. A woman like that - especially if she possesses all the best attributes of the fairer sex - invariably attracts men of strength and courage (dare I call them Manly men?) while intimidating those who - at least genetically - might still be referred to as “males” (dare I call them liberals?)
  • Governor Sarah Palin On American Choppers (Video)

    04/29/2009 6:37:12 PM PDT · by DrGop0821 · 30 replies · 1,619+ views
    I don't see His High Coolness struttin' his "swagga" with motorcycle dudes! Sarah is so much cooler than Barack!
  • Sarah Palin to Appear on American Chopper

    04/29/2009 11:46:24 AM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 44 replies · 14,599+ views
    People Mag ^ | 4/29/09 | Alicia Dennis
    Turns out the hockey mom is also a motorcycle maven. Alaska Governor Sarah Palin recently welcomed the crew from Orange County Choppers – whose custom motorcycle business is featured on TLC's American Chopper – to Anchorage where show star Paul Teutul Sr. researched building a bike to honor Alaska's 50-year anniversary of being a state. "It means so much to the state of Alaska that these guys are building this bike that will honor statehood here," Palin says in the episode, airing April 30 at 9 p.m. Paul Sr. hangs out with the Governor in her office and talks about...
  • Pakistani jets, choppers bomb Taliban near capital (HellZaPoPPin' in Pakistan)

    04/28/2009 8:43:07 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 695+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/28/09 | Nahal Toosi - ap
    ISLAMABAD – Pakistani jets and attack helicopters bombed Taliban positions in a district near the capital Tuesday, the military said, in an expansion of an offensive against militants seemingly emboldened by a much-criticized peace deal. Troops and heavy artillery also joined the operation in Buner, which follows urgent calls from the United States for Islamabad to step up its fight against the militants, who moved into the region this month from the nearby Swat Valley. They set up checkpoints, patrolled streets and warned locals to abide by strict interpretations of Islam. The offensive will cause major strains on an already...
  • Sarah Palin on American Chopper (April 30)

    04/22/2009 7:02:50 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 25 replies · 1,737+ views
    American Chopper ^ | April 22, 2009 | American Chopper
    TLC American Chopper's Episode guide indicates that next week (April 30) Governor Sarah Palin will be featured in the show (don't know how extensive): American Chopper Unique Machine Bike TV-PG Apr 30, 9:00 pm & 11:00 pm (60 minutes) Season 6Ep 4: Sr. takes a trip up to Alaska to research a bike and ends up meeting with Governor Sarah Palin. Then it's off to Finland in an attempt to bring OCC to Europe.
  • U.S. Marine Pilots Welcomed to Midland by Patriot Guard 12/2/08

    12/04/2008 7:45:23 AM PST · by YellowRoseofTx · 6 replies · 419+ views
    CBS 7 News ^ | December 2, 2008 | Beau Berman
    Midland, Texas - It was a big night at Midland International Airport where marine helicopter units and a local soldier were welcomed home.
  • ‘Alligators’ to take the sky by storm

    10/29/2008 9:02:00 PM PDT · by Flavius · 10 replies · 871+ views
    rt ^ | 10/29/08 | rt
    ussia has launched mass production of the Ka-52 strike helicopter nicknamed ‘the Alligator’. Based on the Ka-50 ‘Black Shark”, the new version is designed as a commander’s vehicle and has several features for combat coordination. Ka-52s will be manufactured at the Progress factory in the city of Arsenyevsk in Russia’s Far East. The producer hopes up to 30 Alligators will be completed by 2012 and says the aircraft has great export potential. The series was launched 10 years behind the initial schedule. The Ka-52 made its maiden flight back in 1997, but lack of finance stopped it from production.
  • Pakistani Troops Fire on U.S. Choppers Inside Afghanistan

    09/25/2008 6:54:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 371+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2008 – Pakistani soldiers manning a border checkpoint fired on U.S. helicopters flying in Afghan airspace today, Defense Department officials said. The aircraft were on a mission as part of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force. The OH-58 Kiowas never intruded on Pakistani airspace, Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said. The Pakistani fire did not hit the choppers and the American aircraft did not return fire, Whitman said. “U.S. forces always maintain the right of self-defense,” he said. “In this particular case, my understanding is they just broke off and didn’t return fire.” The incident occurred near the...
  • Video: Orange County Choppers Owners Up McCain/Palin Rally in Media, PA

    09/22/2008 7:13:05 PM PDT · by Obamalujah · 43 replies · 545+ views
    Right Werds, Korrekt Speech ^ | 09/22/2008 | Bear Nichols
    Video: Orange County Choppers Owners Paul Teutul Jr. and Michael Teutul Open Up McCain/Palin Rally in Media, PA. Are these the "bitter gun-clingers" Obama speaks of? Would the Democrats let them into one of their wine and cheese tasting parties?:
  • Huck’s New Grill

    08/12/2008 8:08:13 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 43 replies · 199+ views
    The Arkansas Project ^ | August 12, 2008 | David Kinkade
    Excerpt - Many FOMHs (Friends of Mike Huckabee) have been buzzing about the former governor’s new dental work. In fact, one longtime Huckabee pal, who asked not to be named, confirmed yesterday that Huckabee has traded in his God-given smile, which left a lot to be desired, for porcelain veneers. “It’s no secret that his (Huckabee’s) teeth were in bad shape,” the Huckabee friend said. “But, make no mistake about it, his new blinding-white grill will make Jessica Simpson jealous.” There is now visual evidence of Huckabee’s cosmetic dentistry. Here’s the before from Nov. 2007: ~ snip ~
  • China offers to sell military choppers to the Philippines

    09/08/2007 4:28:39 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies · 401+ views
    Reuters ^ | 05 Sep 2007
    REFILE-China offers to sell military choppers to Manila 05 Sep 2007 09:11:46 GMT Source: Reuters MANILA, Sept 5 (Reuters) - China has offered to sell 8 utility helicopters to the Philippine military as it seeks to replace its Vietnam War-era aircraft, a Philippine air force official said on Wednesday. Defence ties between China and the Philippines -- a longtime U.S. ally -- have grown steadily since 2004 when the two sides launched an annual security dialogue. Beijing has since donated $2.5 million worth of engineering equipment to the military to help it carry out development projects in areas where communist...
  • DMV Probe Keeps Bikers Off Road (Private Property Rights Under Assault!)

    06/23/2007 11:38:41 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies · 1,887+ views
    OCRegister.com ^ | Friday, June 22, 2007 | BRIAN JOSEPH
    DMV probe keeps bikers off road Orange County kit bike owners aren't sure when they'll be able to ride or sell hand-built vehicles. Friday, June 22, 2007 BRIAN JOSEPH SACRAMENTO -- Dain Gingerelli says he locked up a sure sale of his motorcycle in April – about $10,000 for a kit bike he built himself. But two months later, the bike is gathering dust in his garage and the cash is in someone else's pocket. What happened? The state Department of Motor Vehicles, Gingerelli said, blocked the sale. It turns out Gingerelli used a kit made by Custom Chrome Inc....
  • U.S. reports sixth helicopter downing in Iraq (MSM making hard landings into crashes)

    02/08/2007 5:20:59 AM PST · by tobyhill · 2 replies · 332+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 2/8/2007 | Reuters
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - A helicopter operated by a private security firm came down in Iraq last week, U.S. officials said on Thursday, an incident that marks the sixth downing of a helicopter in three weeks. Reports of the January 31 incident, in which no one was killed, come a day after seven crew members and passengers aboard a U.S. Marine helicopter were killed when it crashed near Baghdad, possibly after being hit by ground fire. The U.S. military, concerned that militants have changed tactics or are using more sophisticated weapons, has said it is adjusting its tactics. One U.S. military...
  • Choppers Down: What to Do--For the cause, look outside Iraq.

    02/08/2007 5:00:33 AM PST · by SJackson · 16 replies · 781+ views
    New York Post | Frontpagemagazine ^ | February 8, 2007 | Ralph Peters
    Within two weeks, four choppers go down in Iraq. Shot down. By ene mies who previously couldn't hit the Goodyear Blimp. Attack helicopters and transport birds, military and contractor aircraft went down. Crews KIA (in one case, executed). Did the bad guys just get lucky? No. They have new weapons. And new training. And a new strategy. First, the strategy: In Iraq, helicopters serve as our taxis, moving personnel quickly and - until now - safely above the carnage on the ground. Attack helicopters provide quick-response fire support to the grunts, giving us a huge advantage. Limit our freedom to...
  • [PATAKI] JOINS ORANGE COUNTY CHOPPERS TO ANNOUNCE CONSTRUCTION OF NEW WORLD HEADQUARTERS...

    12/19/2006 6:21:51 AM PST · by Silly · 105 replies · 4,245+ views
    ny.gov ^ | November 10, 2006 | staff
    Company to Create 164 New Jobs; Retain 12 Existing Jobs Governor George E. Pataki today announced that Orange County Choppers, manufacturer of custom motorcycles, plans to invest $13.4 million to construct a 92,820 square foot facility at Crossroads Court in the Town of Newburgh in order to accommodate the increasing expansion of the business. The project is expected to create 164 new jobs within three years and retain 12 full time, permanent employees. “I am pleased that Orange County Choppers has committed to growing their enterprise and building their new world headquarters right here in Newburgh, New York,” Governor Pataki...
  • Israeli choppers collide near Lebanon

    07/20/2006 5:33:07 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 9 replies · 460+ views
    The Israeli Army says two of its military helicopters have collided near the Lebanese border causing casualties. Army Radio said the two US-made Apache helicopters crashed last night (local time) on a road near Ramat Naftali, 10 kilometres from the frontier where Israeli forces and Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas have been fighting for nine days. Army Radio originally said five people were injured in the crash but later revised this to four. A witness interviewed by the radio described the casualties as being inside the wreckage of the aircraft, each of which carry a two-person crew. Al Jazeera television said there...
  • Radial Engine Powered Motorcycle

    05/24/2006 8:25:47 PM PDT · by StarfireIV · 85 replies · 11,058+ views
    The Kneeslider, JRL Cycles ^ | May 2006 | The Kneeslider
    The radial engine is a thing of beauty and it looks like several other folks think the same thing. After we posted the radial motorcycle yesterday, we contacted Rotec Engineering, makers of these 7 cylinder radial engines, and according to them, there are at least 4 of these projects in various stages of completion at the present time. Yesterday’s bike and this one as well seem to be a bit short of running. I see no provisions for exhaust yet and no front brakes. This bike has no handlebars either so we’re still in the building stage. At first glance,...
  • In a Dentist Shortage, British (Ouch) Do It Themselves

    05/07/2006 4:34:12 AM PDT · by aculeus · 52 replies · 3,436+ views
    The New York Times ^ | May 7, 2006 | Unsigned
    ROCHDALE, England, May 2 — "I snapped it out myself," said William Kelly, 43, describing his most recent dental procedure, the autoextraction of one of his upper teeth. Now it is a jagged black stump, and the pain gnawing at Mr. Kelly's mouth has transferred itself to a different tooth, mottled and rickety, on the other side of his mouth. "I'm in the middle of pulling that one out, too," he said. It is easy to be mean about British teeth. Mike Myers's mouth is a joke in itself in the "Austin Powers" movies. In a "Simpsons" episode, dentalphobic children...
  • The Battle Of New Orleans (Revisited)

    09/04/2005 7:28:43 AM PDT · by The Therapist · 673+ views
    The Therapis ^ | 9-4-05 | RG
    The Looting of New Orleans (sung to the standard tune) In 2005 Katrina began to trip, Along with Jesse Jackson near the mighty Mississip. We stole a pile of TV sets and equated it to beans, And we raped the young and infirm in the town of New Orleans. We fired our guns and the choppers kept a comin’, There wasn’t as many as there was a while ago.
  • Watch out Jesse James: Colorado Marine builds choppers in Al Asad

    08/11/2005 3:55:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 39 replies · 1,340+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Aug 11, 2005 | Sgt. Juan Vara
    AL ASAD, Iraq (Aug. 11, 2005) -- The high operational tempo of the second largest air base in Iraq requires many of the service members here to find ways to get from place to place faster than by just walking. Bicycles, a cheap and effective mode of transportation, have become the most popular way to overcome this challenge. Sgt. Dustin W. Lambert, an airframes mechanic with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 26, didn’t want to be like everyone else riding a stock bike. Inspired by Jesse James, famous builder of motorcycles and host of the Discovery Channel’s Monster Garage, Lambert built...
  • Choppers ‘Rev Up’ Support for Marines, Servicemembers

    05/16/2005 5:46:33 PM PDT · by AZHua87 · 19 replies · 615+ views
    America Supports You ^ | May 16, 2005 | Cpl. Lameen Witter
    NEW YORK, May 16, 2005 – The Orange County Choppers (OCC), in association with the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and the Fisher House Foundation, held an auction at the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum on May 5. The famed biker trio of the Discovery Channel’s hit series, American Chopper, came up with the idea for the Support Our Troops auction after being inspired from a recent visit to the Walter Reed Medical Center, where they met wounded Marines and soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan. “Before Christmas we went to Walter Reed Medical Center, and it had a great impact...
  • LIVE! From the FReeper Canteen ~ It's Camp Run-A-Muk! ~ Nyuk!Nyuk!Nyuk! ~ Friday, April 29, 2005

    04/28/2005 7:59:44 PM PDT · by tomkow6 · 1,660 replies · 10,369+ views
    My "VOICES", "kitty-katz", the Canteen Crew, and FRiends of the Canteen
        For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.     Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!       ....CHOMP...CHOMP...what are you doin?...playin' with the choppers the dentist gave me.....quit it!...ain't nice to do that in public....OK, then, how 'bout this.......POTATO  POTATO POTATO.....and WHAT are YOU suppose to be?.....I'm a CHOPPER!....HUH???...I'm a CHOPPER! Ya know, like a Harley?....you're SICK!....ain't we all?....YEAH!...ALRIGHT!....everybody! let's all head over to the Canteen & see what kind of CHOPPERS we can find....... Welcome to Camp RUN-A-MUK!  ...
  • Don't Listen to CNN - (Report from one of our own military in Indonesia)

    01/05/2005 1:39:53 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 13 replies · 913+ views
    Private Email | JANUARY 5, 2005 | MOFAK
    Subject: Don't listen to CNN I've edited out the identity of the person who sent this as his job would be in serious jeopardy if Senator Leahy gets wind of this. But it may begin to explain to some people how their preoccupation with single 'issues' can have disastrous repercussions for all the other things they may - or may not - hold dear. And it may lend some balance to the media's tendentious reporting on efforts being made to alleviate the suffering. On a final note, this guy is an American who, along with a lot of other Americans,...