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  • This Marine Takes a Knee against the NFL

    09/29/2017 4:44:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    American ^ | September 29, 2017 | Ken Russel
    I had the privilege to serve with the finest Americans, the U.S. Marine Corps, from 1979 until 1990. These fine Americans included people you've never heard of like Pat Guigerre, Jeff Sharver, and Jeb Seagle, who gave their lives to provide NFL players the freedom to make an issue of themselves. To demonstrate their feelings of concern about this horrible racist nation – at least according to their own delusions – they must have the courage and patriotism to disrespect the symbols of their freedom during a football game and not on their own personal time. Keep in mind that...
  • Birth of the Cobra (attack helicopter)

    07/18/2017 8:54:43 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 57 replies
    Air & Space Magazine ^ | August 2017 | Stephen Joiner
    Bell Helicopter’s prototype for the AH-1G Cobra flies in front of two UH-1 Hueys, the aircraft it was designed to protect. (Bell Helicopter Historical Archives via Ray Wilhite) What was on Mike Folse’s drawing board at Bell Helicopter that day in March 1965 was supposed to be a hovercraft. It wasn’t. “I had an idea instead,” he explains. “My boss would be on vacation for two weeks.” Gloom pervaded Bell’s Preliminary Design Group. In a Pentagon competition to develop an ambitious concept for an attack helicopter, Bell’s proposal had just lost out to Lockheed’s—a demoralizing beat-down from an airplane company...
  • Man posing for a photo with a deadly cobra in India doesn't even realize when the [tr]

    04/10/2017 12:03:08 PM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 10, 2017 | Dinesh Dubey
    This is the moment a man was fatally bitten by a cobra while watching a snake charmer in India. Video shows the charmer attempting to put the snake around the tourist's neck while other people watch and film.
  • The Keefe Report: Colt Cobra—A New Factory Double-Action Colt

    12/31/2016 10:32:10 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 65 replies
    American Rifleman ^ | January 1, 2017 | Mark Keefe
    To do this job right, one has to keep secrets. And Colt dropped the biggest secret of 2017 on me, then told me to keep my yap shut—until now. Finally, the biggest news in new gun introductions is out. Colt is back in the double-action revolver business... If you haunt, odds are you have seen the prices of Colt revolvers skyrocket. Anything with a snake name has been going for big money—sometimes ridiculous money. My friend Steve Fjestad from Blue Book of Gun Values recently wrote about this. While some of the lunacy has subsided, it is clear...
  • FEMA: Ohio emergency responders were exposed to deadly toxin [Ricin]

    12/21/2016 10:34:23 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    WHIO ^ | 12/22/2016
    [H]undreds of Ohio emergency responders were exposed to a potentially fatal toxin while training at a FEMA facility in Alabama. The federal agency released a statement Wednesday saying that they have received no reports of illness as a result of the ricin exposure. Ricin is a poison found naturally in castor beans that kills cells by preventing them from creating protein. Exposure to the toxin can lead to death.
  • The Very First Shelby Cobra Just Sold For A Staggering Record $13.75 Million

    08/21/2016 8:37:35 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 70 replies ^ | Patrick George
    The Monterey Car Week auctions are where the beautiful members of the landed gentry go to blow obscene amounts of money on cars, and at yesterday’s RM Sotheby’s auction, one of them took Cobramania to new heights. This 1962 Shelby 260 Cobra known as the CSX 2000 just commanded $13.75 million at auction. ... RM Sotheby’s has a ton of detailed information on this legendary car, but it is notable for being the very first Shelby Cobra. It arrived in the U.S. without a motor in February 1962, and Carroll Shelby and his partner Dean Moon then threw in a...
  • The 8 Obamacare Co-Ops Most Likely To Fail This Year

    04/13/2016 3:19:56 PM PDT · by EVO X · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/10/16 | richard-pollock
    Eight of the 11 remaining Obamacare health insurance co-ops appear likely to fail this year, according to an analysis of financial documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. Twelve of the original 23 federally-financed co-ops have already collapsed. The co-op program was funded with $2.5 billion in 2010. “In general, there’s not a turnaround in sight. The same problems that plagued them before are continuing,” Thomas P. Miller, senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute who previously served as the senior health economist for the congressional Joint Economic Committee, told TheDCNF.
  • Egypt To UK Flights Delayed For Security Checks

    11/04/2015 9:51:55 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 2 replies
    SKY News ^ | November 4 | Staff
    All flights to Britain from the Egyptian resort of Sharm el Sheikh have been delayed to allow security checks at the airport. A Downing Street spokesman said a team of UK experts were assessing security arrangements at the airport.
  • 50 years later, Bell’s Cobra helicopter still going strong

    09/08/2015 1:34:26 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Star-Telegram ^ | SEPTEMBER 7, 2015 | TERRY EVANS
    DENTON - Many people will go about their lives on Labor Day unaware that it’s the golden anniversary of the first flight of an aircraft that played a huge role in the Vietnam War. “The Cobra saved hundreds if not thousands of lives in Vietnam by flying as an escort to Hueys,” said Mike Folse, 81, of Denton. Folse, a Bell Helicopter engineer from 1954 to 1971, said he designed the Bell AH-1 Cobra in an act of desperation. After Bell lost a contract to Lockheed for production of an attack helicopter, Folse said he started working on a conceptual...
  • King Cobra, Python Tangle in Singapore Street Fight

    09/05/2015 10:40:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Discovery ^ | SEP 2, 2015
    Students on campus at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University got a firsthand look at what happens when big, dangerous snakes clash. This being the Internet era, they also documented it on video. Channel News Asia reported on a half-hour battle between a king cobra and a python, just off the curb of a busy street on the university's grounds. Students told Channel News Asia that the python seemed to have been winning, having gotten a constricting grip on the cobra's head. But, as shown about half-way through the video clip above, the cobra somehow wriggled free and headed off for a...
  • Battle of the reptiles: Video captures fight between python and cobra [Singapore][4-min vid]

    09/02/2015 10:00:12 PM PDT · by ETL · 21 replies ^ | September 02, 2015
    It’s a reptilian battle between the creepy crawlies. A video of two deadly snakes – a python and a king cobra – on a street in Singapore has been making the rounds online. Passersby looked on as the two snakes twisted around one another, the Telegraph reports.
  • Questions about COBRA

    08/04/2015 9:56:29 AM PDT · by incredulous joe · 32 replies
    4 August, 2015 | Incredulous Joe
    Greetings Freeper Friends, I hope that someone might be able to help me out or guide me to a source where I might find answers. A few years back, at the height of the economic turmoil, I had to do something drastic; I changed my career of some 20-plus years from a graphic designer and art director to a nurse's aide. It was a big move down the economic ladder. I did this because of the lack of the stability in my field; I could no longer recruit new clients and, when I did work for folks, I could not...
  • Albino cobra on the loose in Southern California

    09/04/2014 7:02:18 AM PDT · by Pelham · 46 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | Sept. 3, 2014 | DOUGLAS MORINO and MARTHA RAMIREZ
    The search for a rare white snake slithering through Thousand Oaks continued Wednesday, two days after the venomous and potentially lethal reptile bit a dog. Animal control officers spent the morning and late afternoon hunting for the monocled albino cobra, which was last seen in a yard in the 1300 block of Rancho Lane in the southern Ventura County suburb. “It’s a little unnerving,” said Thousand Oaks resident Arianne Deeder, 39, who lives in the neighborhood. “I’m keeping an eye out.” Deeder has chickens in a back yard coup and fish in a pond, along with a dog and a...
  • Albino Cobra Loose In Thousand Oaks After Biting Dog

    09/03/2014 12:58:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 73 replies ^ | September 3, 2014 12:38 PM
    THOUSAND OAKS ( — A poisonous albino monocled cobra was loose in Thousand Oaks after it bit a dog Wednesday morning, officials said. The attack happened late Monday afternoon in the backyard of a home in the 1300 block of Rancho Lane. The dog was taken to a veterinarian and its condition was unknown. The cobra, which was photographed by the dog’s owner, is venomous and very dangerous, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control. State Fish and Wildlife and the LA animal services responded to the area in an effort to find the snake....
  • Chef Dies After Spitting Cobra He Was Cooking Bit Him On The Hand

    08/23/2014 10:11:20 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 59 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | August 23, 2014 | DAMIEN GAYLE
    Chef Dies After Spitting Cobra He Was Cooking Bit Him On The Hand - 20 minutes after he had cut its head off WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Dying snake's final act of revenge came as Peng Fan threw its head away Its neurotoxic, flesh-eating venom killed the chef before help could arrive All reptiles can function for up to an hour after having body parts removed Cobras are a delicacy in China and believed to be good for your health By DAMIEN GAYLE 23 August 2014 A chef preparing a dish made from cobra flesh died after the snake bit his...
  • Severed Snake Head Kills Chef Cooking Cobra Soup

    08/23/2014 7:44:16 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 57 replies
    International Business Times ^ | August 23, 2014 | Aaron Akinyemi
    Chinese chef Peng Fan died after the severed head of a spitting cobra bit him 20 minutes after being cut off A chef cooking a soup dish from cobra flesh died in China after he was bitten by the snake's head – 20 minutes after it was cut off. Peng Fan was preparing the rare Asian delicacy from the Indochinese spitting cobra when the snake's severed head bit him with venom as he was throwing it into the bin, The Mirror reported. Peng died before he could be treated in hospital with life-saving anti-venom, police said. "It is a highly...
  • Drones gain ground in Israel after Cobra helicopters cut

    05/28/2014 8:08:29 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 28, 2014 | Dan Williams
    Move part of budget cuts * More pilotless planes being used in Gaza operations * U.S.-made Apache still in service By Dan Williams TEL AVIV, May 28 (Reuters) - Israel has phased out one of its two types of U.S. attack helicopter in favour of using more drones, military officers have told Reuters, reflecting a need for lighter and cheaper air power to counter Islamist guerrillas on its borders. They said Israel's last squadron of Cobras, built for tank-hunting and eluding surface-to-air missiles, was pulled from service late last year. The decision was previously kept under wraps but disclosed in...
  • Cobra Used in Attempted Murder

    05/15/2014 10:48:46 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, May 15, 2014
    A 35-year-old man has been arrested in Sri Lanka for attempting to kill another man with a cobra. According to police, the suspect allegedly tied up a man and put him in a plastic barrel with a cobra in a sugarcane plantation in Weveyaya, Sevanagala on May 9. The victim, who was bitten by the cobra, is currently receiving treatment at the Embilipitiya hospital.
  • Saudi Man Finds Cobra in His Bed While Camping

    01/22/2014 11:47:48 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, January 19, 2014
    It seems the snake spent the night with him in bedA Saudi man who was camping with his family in a valley in the Gulf kingdom woke up in the morning to find a cobra in his bed. “It is a desert cobra. It seems that it spent all the night with me in my bed but it did not make any move that could have alerted me,” Ali Al Omari said. “Thanks God that I was not bitten by this snake which is considered as the most dangerous and poisonous snake in Saudi Arabia,” he told Sada newspaper. He...
  • A Race to the Insurance Company To Secure Coverage After Obamacare Fails

    12/23/2013 3:44:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The New York Sun ^ | December 23, 2013 | Ira Stoll, Special to the Sun
    “Obviously, we screwed it up.” —President Barack Obama, December 20, 2013, discussing health care reform in response to a question at a year-end press conference. This column needs to be finished quickly so I can drive over to the headquarters of a local health insurance company with a premium check and copies of three proofs of state residency. I tried to use the ObamaCare exchange in my state, I really did. I probably spent about seven hours on the site in four or five sessions over the past few months. Theoretically, I’m the sort of person who might benefit from...