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  • Airbus files patent for 'flying doughnut' plane design which would see passengers board by escalator

    11/18/2014 6:42:20 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 18, 2014 | Chris Kitching
    t’s a radical aircraft design that could one day see passengers flying in circles. Airbus has filed a patent application for an unusual concept plane that has been dubbed a ‘flying doughnut’. Instead of queuing on a jet bridge, passengers would board the UFO-like aircraft at ground level via an escalator and an ‘access hatch’, and they would enjoy more space on flights.
  • Hamas: Israel Tried to Eliminate Head of 'Military Wing'

    08/19/2014 7:42:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    inn ^ | 8/19/14 | Elad Benari
    Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouk accused Israel on Tuesday night of having trying to eliminate the head of the group's “military wing”, Mohammed Deif, in one of its airstrikes on Gaza. According to Reuters, Marzouk said Israel had broken the truce that was supposed to expire at midnight in order "to assassinate Mohammed Deif," but that civilians were killed at the site of the attack. AFP reported that Marzouk said the airstrike killed Deif’s wife and child. "The wife of the great leader was martyred with his daughter," in the strike, he wrote on Facebook while saying nothing about the...
  • More cracks found in Airbus A380 wings (and EADS insists they're still safe to fly)

    01/19/2012 12:35:15 PM PST · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 19, 2012 | Tim Hepher, Cyril Altmeyer, Harry Suhartono
    Airbus said on Thursday it had discovered more cracks in the wings of A380 superjumbo aircraft but insisted the world's largest jetliner remained safe to fly. The announcement comes two weeks after tiny cracks were first reported in the wings of the 525-seat, double-decker aircraft, which entered service just over four years ago. Airbus said it was in talks with the European safety agency, EASA. "Additional cracks have been found and we are working closely on this issue with EASA," an Airbus spokesman said. "They do not affect safe operation of the aircraft.
  • Wing walker dead after fall from plane at Selfridge Air Show

    08/22/2011 12:44:03 AM PDT · by rawhide · 47 replies
    Macomb Daily ^ | 8-21-11 | Mitch Hotts
    A stunt wing walker fell to his death while attempting to cross from a bi-plane to a helicopter during the Selfridge Air Show this afternoon in Harrison Township. Wing walker Todd Green who was flying on John Mohr's Steerman aircraft, fell off the plane as he attempted to transfer from his aircraft to a helicopter, at approximately 1:30 p.m. He fell about 200 feet to the ground. A number of medical personnel from Selfridge Air National Guard Base and Medstar Ambulance rushed to Green as thousands of stunned spectators sat in silence, some praying. After treating Green on the ground...
  • The Phony Right-Wing – Part 5: James Richard ‘Rick’ Perry

    06/30/2011 4:03:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Gulag Bound ^ | Kelleigh Nelson
    James Richard “Rick” Perry assumed the governorship of Texas in 2000 when he took over from George W. Bush, who resigned to take the oath of office of President. He holds all records for Texas gubernatorial tenure. Perry has the distinction of being the only governor in modern Texas history to have appointed at least one person to every possible state office, board, or commission position which requires gubernatorial appointment (as well as to several elected offices to which the governor can appoint someone to fill an unexpired term, such as six of the nine current members of the Texas...
  • Left Wing Terrorism: Allen West Receives Letter Full of White Powder

    04/09/2011 10:32:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Verum Serum ^ | 4/9/11 | John
    The letter mentioned anthrax: The letter apparently contained “derogatory comments” about Rep. West. Were those racial comments? The stories don’t say.
  • Ramstein allies with Poland to become sister wings, build partnership

    06/23/2010 2:11:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 2+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Senior Airman Amanda Dick, USAF
    6/23/2010 - POWIDZ AIR BASE, Poland (AFNS) -- Officials from the 86th Airlift Wing formalized their partnership with their Polish sister wing, the 3rd Airlift Wing, during a ceremony here June 21. Along with members of the Polish Air Force, Airmen from the 86th AW and 435th Air Ground Operations Wing from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, attended the signing of the letter of intention by Brig. Gen. Mark Dillon, the 86th Airlift Wing commander and Polish air force Brig. Gen. Tadeusz Mikutel, the 3rd AW commander. "I want to thank General Mikutel for his leadership, vision and hospitality as we...
  • Fixed-wing flights get Troops home faster

    01/30/2010 12:10:53 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 479+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Spc. Michael Camacho, USA
    CAMP TAJI – More than 3,000 U.S. Soldiers here took advantage of a new program offering fixed-wing flights off this Camp, Jan. 27, significantly decreasing their travel time back home to the States. Traditionally, Soldiers are transported via helicopter to Joint Base Balad or Baghdad International Airport before they departed to Ali Al Salim Air Base in Kuwait, said Staff Sgt. Rufus Brumfield, senior enlisted adviser with the 384th Movement Control Team, 49th Transportation Battalion (Movement Control), 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary). "We are able to move numerous [passengers] straight from here and they don't have to stop...
  • Butterfly's Wing Ears May Detect Birds

    10/28/2009 4:35:09 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 8 replies · 939+ views
    LiveScience ^ | 26 October 2009 | Jeanna Bryner
    A butterfly species equipped with tiny ears on its wings can distinguish between high and low pitch sounds, possibly as a way to listen in on nearby birds, new research suggests. Scientists thought butterflies were deaf until 1912 when the first butterfly ears were identified. Only in the past decade or so have researchers examined the anatomy and physiology of butterfly ears, which they are finding to be quite diverse and present in several butterfly species. The latest discovery was made with the blue morpho butterfly (Morpho peleides), which dazzles with its bright-blue wing coloration when it flits about in...
  • Obama's Man Van Jones-Many Roads Lead to Cuba, Communism

    08/27/2009 6:11:29 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies · 940+ views
    New Zeal ^ | August 27, 2009 | Trevor Loudon
    Two big questions hang over President Obama's radical "Green Jobs Czar" Van Jones. Is he still a communist? Is he a security threat? Many have assumed that Van Jones' committment to communism ended when the organization he helped to lead STORM (Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement) dissolved in 2002. Yet a 2004 treatise Reclaiming Revolution: History, Summation, and Lessons from the Work of Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement written and endorsed by a majority of former STORM members makes it clear that most ex STORMers are still committed to the revolutionary movement; From page 49. When...
  • Right Wing Extremists - Great Video

    06/08/2009 7:57:09 AM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 244+ views ^ | 06 08 09 | Notoriously Conservative
    Molotov presents the first of a two-parter about Homeland Security's criminalization of conservative free will. The second part is forthcoming. The video can be found here.It can also be found on youtube.
  • Anti-War Mom Brings Bush Housewarming March [Guess who.....]

    06/06/2009 10:56:39 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 35 replies · 1,403+ views
    Anti-War Mom Brings Bush Housewarming March Preston Hollow residents won't be rolling out the welcome mat for Cindy Sheehan By LITA BECK, ELLEN GOLDBERG and KEVIN COKELY Updated 1:35 PM EDT, Sat, Jun 6, 2009 Related Topics: Cindy Sheehan | George W. Bush Cindy Sheehan, who drew national attention for camping outside former President George W. Bush's ranch in protest of the Iraq War, is following him to Dallas. Sheehan will lead a demonstration Monday protesting "crimes against humanity." "We can't allow George Bush's crimes to be forgotten just because he is not in office anymore," she said in an...
  • Palin's legal debts pile up

    03/21/2009 11:48:57 AM PDT · by fkabuckeyesrule · 63 replies · 2,136+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | March 20, 2009 | LISA DEMER
    Legal bills have mounted fighting complaints that she called partisan, false and frivolous, starting with "the politically motivated Troopergate probe," Palin said in a written response to questions. "I must defend against these baseless ethics accusations out of my own pocket as the use of public monies to do so could itself violate state law," Palin wrote. "On August 29, it seems the political landscape changed in Alaska. Now, it seems in order to do this job as Governor, with the political blood sport some are playing today, only the independently wealthy or those willing to spend their income on...
  • Right-wing bloggers see their chance

    11/17/2008 6:20:19 PM PST · by OL Hickory · 3 replies · 444+ views
    The Hill ^ | Posted: 11/17/08 07:55 | Walter Alarkon
    Right-wing bloggers see their chance.. Conservative groups are hardly celebrating the election of President Barack Obama, with perhaps one exception: right-wing bloggers, who see a ripe opportunity to catch up with the left.
  • The Best Air Race Pilot Ever (you tube)

    11/01/2008 8:15:43 AM PDT · by Kimmers · 30 replies · 2,544+ views
    This gives a whole new meaning to landing on (a) wing and a whole lot of prayer......
  • What to Do When You Lose Your Plane's Right Wing

    10/29/2008 11:01:56 AM PDT · by econjack · 57 replies · 8,128+ views
    YouTube ^ | 10/29/2008 | Unknown
    The pilot is flying a stunt plane when the right wing breaks off...not a good thing. (The first post had a bad URL.)
  • Venting Nickels suggests secession (Seattle Mayor)

    04/20/2008 5:12:42 PM PDT · by steel_resolve · 58 replies · 267+ views
    Saettle Times ^ | 04-18-2008 | By Sharon Pian Chan and Ashley Bach
    Frustrated by the state and federal gridlock on solving Seattle's transportation problems, Mayor Greg Nickels suggested secession at a Thursday luncheon.
  • Missouri fighter wing goes to wild, wild west

    04/21/2007 6:46:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 435+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Staff Sgt. Tom Talbert
    4/20/2007 - GILA BEND, Ariz. (AFNEWS) -- Missouri fighter wing goes to wild, wild west From the ground, the Barry M. Goldwater Range looks like the set of a 1960's Clint Eastwood spaghetti western. The air is dry enough to taste, and the ground sprouts an occasional cactus. The mind can only envision what creepy kinds of scorpions scurry along these barren sands near Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field. This is home for rattlesnakes, Gila monsters, road runners and endangered antelope. Earlier this year, it was a target for many of the 442nd Fighter Wing's bombs in an operation...
  • All Sonic, No Boom (Quiet Supersonic Transport)

    03/29/2007 8:41:56 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 35 replies · 1,764+ views
    Popular Science ^ | Eric Hagerman
    All Sonic, No Boom Eric Hagerman For a closer look at the QSST concept inside and out, launch the photo gallery.If you’re ever lucky enough to fly a Quiet Supersonic Transport between New York and Los Angeles, you’ll have just enough time to get through a movie—a short one. Instead of the usual six hours, it will be a 1,100mph, two-hour hop. The QSST, as the proposed luxury private jet is known, could be the first civilian supersonic plane approved for overland routes, thanks to aerodynamics designed to muzzle its sonic boom. Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works has been developing the...
  • Everyone who is a member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, now is your chance!

    03/14/2007 7:32:16 PM PDT · by struggle · 165 replies · 2,098+ views
    vanity ^ | 3/14/07 | struggle
    "This is a public declaration to Hillary Clinton and all the leftie youtubers out there. Yes, there is a Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, and I am a member. I am ashamed that I am in the conspiracy, because the left wing only controls the television networks, the news media, Hollywood, most NGOs, most PACs, the UN, and only a few other organizations that in no way create a conspiracy. So here is my secret membership card with name redacted. Yes I am a member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy." FREEPERS, if you are a youtube member with a webcam,...
  • Tribute to Gluttony - Wing Bowl 15

    12/19/2006 10:48:27 AM PST · by WmCraven_Wk · 3 replies · 357+ views ^ | Dec. 19, 2006 | unknown
    Wing Bowl 15 will be 'Philly vs. the World' Sold-out event planned for Feb. 2 at Wachovia Center Wing Bowl, that home-grown sauce-slobbering extravaganza, will have some new wrinkles for its 2007 incarnation, Angelo Cataldi of WIP (610 AM) announced last Monday. With its theme of "Philadelphia Vs. the World," the Feb. 2 event will try harder to produce a local hero. Only five professional eaters will be allowed in the 15th annual celebration of poultry and pulchritude. They'll be chosen by the International Federation of Competition Eating.
  • State Responds To Potential Pandemic Should Bird Flu Wing Our Way (H5N1)

    08/30/2006 5:52:15 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 321+ views
    Arkansas Times ^ | 8-31-2006 | Leslie Newell Peacock
    State responds to potential pandemic should bird flu wing our way Leslie Newell Peacock Updated: 8/31/2006 A visit to the World Health Organization’s pandemic alert website on Aug. 14 found this news: Avian influenza — situation in Indonesia — update 26 The Ministry of Health in Indonesia has confirmed the country’s 57th case of human infection with the H5N1 avian influenza virus. The case is a 17-year-old male from a remote village in Garut district, West Java Province. He developed symptoms on 26 July and was referred to hospital on 9 August. At the hospital, medical staff suspected H5N1 infection...
  • 787 wing-section prototype aligns easily; now it's ready to be broken

    07/17/2006 8:18:26 AM PDT · by phantomworker · 25 replies · 1,268+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | July 17, 2006 | Dominic Gates
    Boeing has completed a large prototype 787 wing section, and now engineers will try to destroy it. On the first day of the Farnborough Air Show outside London, Boeing released details and photos of the 50-foot-long section — the longest piece of the new jet's structure yet built and the first largely plastic wing for a jet airliner. Boeing's message at the year's premier aviation showcase: The 787 will soon be a reality, not just a computer-generated image. In a pre-show briefing to Seattle journalists, 787 program chief Mike Bair fairly gushed about the way the wing's structural components had...
  • New Yorkers take over Wing one squadron at a time

    07/13/2006 4:09:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 234+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. James B. Hoke
    AL ASAD, Iraq (July 13, 2006) -- The Marine Corps is comprised of Marines from all over the United States, but one particular squadron has 12 percent of its warriors coming from the one place where the towers are tall, the farmlands are vast and the spirits are strong -- New York. The Empire State is home to 16 of the Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463, Marine Aircraft Group 16 (Reinforced), 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. "It was surprising to find out that there are a lot of New Yorkers in the squadron," said Sgt. Michael Walton Jr., ordnance...
  • Medical wing stands ready for hurricane response

    06/07/2006 4:27:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 331+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | 2nd Lt. David Herndon
    6/6/2006 - LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFPN) -- Commanders at Wilford Hall Medical Center have approved a plan slated to improve medical responses to hurricane emergencies throughout the continental United States. The 59th Medical Wing’s Critical Care Air Transport Team Rapid Hurricane Response Plan was approved and adopted May 26. Hurricane season began June 1. “The newly designed program’s aim is to be forward-thinking and have people consider what could possibly happen in a hurricane prior to the event,” said Capt. Shaun Westphal, CCATT pilot unit nurse manager and creator of the response team program. “The program is slated...
  • Virginia Guard unit begins integrating with fighter wing

    03/03/2006 4:42:49 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 341+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | 2nd Lt. Rachel Sherburne
    LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. (AFPN) -- He wears a battle dress uniform and looks just like any other maintainer working on a F-22 Raptor, but this Airman is very different from most others in the 27th Aircraft Maintenance Unit here. He is paid by the hour, reports to a different supervisor and has a 70-mile commute to and from Richmond to come to work every day. His name is Tech. Sgt. Scott Browning. He, and 60 other members of the 192nd Fighter Wing, Virginia Air National Guard, work here as pilots, maintainers, fire rescuers, services and command post personnel. “The 1st...
  • Guard rescue wing still making mark on history

    03/03/2006 4:23:13 PM PST · by SandRat · 155+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Staff Sgt. Matthew Rosine
    3/3/2006 - WESTHAMPTON BEACH, N.Y. (AFPN) -- Amid the quiet picturesque towns sprinkled across Long Island, N.Y., are more than 800 Airmen who are a part of history. They are the men and women of the 106th Rescue Wing -- a unit that battled the “Perfect Storm,” witnessed the TWA Flight 800 disaster, supported response efforts after the Challenger explosion and saved countless lives in and out of combat. It is also the oldest Air National Guard unit in America. And with each passing day, these guardsmen remain flexible to meet the needs of any mission. “What is really amazing...
  • CA: Conservative wing of GOP to meet locally (Bakersfield this week-end)

    03/02/2006 9:38:49 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 225+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/2/06 | Vic Pollard
    Conservative Republicans who are upset with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger are heading to Bakersfield this weekend and are certain to vent their feelings. However, most experts say a full-blown conservative revolt against the GOP's only major candidate for the state's highest office is unlikely. The California Republican Assembly, which represents the conservative wing of the Republican Party, will gather at the DoubleTree Hotel starting Friday for its election-year nominating convention. CRA president Mike Spence was among conservatives who until recently were threatening to lead a movement to withdraw the Republican Party's endorsement of Schwarzenegger. However, that threat appears to have been...
  • Cindy Sheehan on eBay

    02/09/2006 4:35:43 PM PST · by passionfruit · 37 replies · 731+ views
    ebay ^ | 2/9/06 | Passionfruit
    Please follow the link. Right now she can be yours for a mere $1,100!
  • On a wing and a Prayer (good Humor)

    01/25/2006 3:22:03 PM PST · by Kimmers · 12 replies · 626+ views
    Someday you may be invited to fly in the back-seat of one of your country's most powerful fighter jets. Many of you already have -- John Elway, John Stockton, Tiger Woods to name a few. If you get this opportunity, let me urge you, with the greatest sincerity . . . Move to Guam. Change your name. Fake your own death. Whatever you do, do not go. I know. The U.S. Navy invited me to try it. I was thrilled. I was pumped. I was toast! I should've known when they told me my pilot would be Chip (Biff) King...
  • U.S. Supreme Court declines Bronco challenge of 'Napa' brand

    01/24/2006 2:05:33 PM PST · by Amerigomag · 13 replies · 585+ views
    AP State Wire via Fresno bee ^ | 01-24-06 | MICHELLE LOCKE
    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - California's law requiring that wine with "Napa" on the label be made from Napa grapes has scored again in court. The state Supreme Court upheld California's labeling law last year. Bronco appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal from Bronco Wine Co. in its long-running legal challenge to the law. This case revolved around three Bronco brands, Napa Ridge, Napa Creek Winery and Rutherford Vintners. A California law passed in 2000 requires that if a wine has Napa, or a related name like Rutherford, which is...
  • ATC launches new weapon to support Wing

    01/03/2006 3:10:10 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 424+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 3, 2005 | Cpl. Micah Snead
    AL ASAD, Iraq (Jan. 3, 2006) -- Marines are blazing new trails for an expeditionary Air Traffic Control detachment in Al Asad, Iraq. The detachment, primarily based out of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., is a mix of Marines from Marine Air Control Squadron 1, based at MCAS Yuma, MACS-2, based at MCAS Cherry Point, N.C., and MACS-24, a reserve squadron based at Ft. Worth, Texas. The detachment recently expanded its role from controlling aircraft in and around Al Asad, to broadcasting information via pictures across western Iraq. A Joint Interface Control Cell team from Al Udeid, Qatar, helped...
  • 'Patriot' gains U.S. citizenship in Iraq

    12/30/2005 5:03:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 611+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 30, 2005 | Cpl. Micah Snead
    AL ASAD, Iraq (Dec. 30, 2005) -- On Sept. 11, 2001, a young Trinidad native who relocated to New York with his family three years earlier was sitting in a U.S. Military Entrance Processing Station, waiting to take his first steps toward his future as a Marine. The terrorist attacks that day delayed his trip to Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., but steeled his resolve to become a Marine. "It was like watching something from a movie," said Sgt. Andre G. Joseph, a personnel administration chief with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 26. "I was upset about it, especially...
  • Wing Marine helps Iraqi women vote, experiences ground side

    12/21/2005 4:28:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 512+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 21, 2005 | Cpl. Cullen J. Tiernan
    AL ASAD, Iraq -- The people of Iraq voted in a general election to decide on a permanent 275-member Iraqi National Assembly, Dec. 15. Throughout the country, Marines, Soldiers and Iraqi Security Forces provided protection so Iraqis could vote in secure locations. One of the important roles in providing security for the elections was that of the female U.S. service members who searched female Iraqis at voting stations. Marines from the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing at Al Asad eagerly volunteered to play a part in history and help the women of Iraq secure rights for themselves in a free society....
  • Iraqi battalion begins with Wing Marines

    10/25/2005 4:39:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 359+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 25, 2005 | Staff Sgt. Brenda L. Varnadore
    HIT, Iraq (Oct. 25, 2005) -- The yellow footprints at Marine Corps Recruit Depots are the beginning of a new chapter for every Marine and are never forgotten. For a new battalion of Iraqi Soldiers, their different life began with the faces of 11 Marines and one Sailor from the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing. The 2nd MAW (Forward) Military Transition Team met their new recruits June 9, and spent the next few months training them to become the 1st Battalion, 2nd Brigade of the 7th Iraqi Army Division. The team assembled during May and after receiving a close quarters combat...
  • USS Theodore Roosevelt Aircraft Destroy IED Production Facility

    10/22/2005 3:41:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 26 replies · 1,287+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Oct 22, 2005
    ABOARD USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (NNS) -- Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 stationed aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) continued to provide support to coalition troops on the ground in Iraq Oct. 19. F-14 Tomcats from Fighter Squadron (VF) 31 conducted precision strikes on a known Improvised Explosive Device (IED) production facility northeast of Baghdad. The fighter jets joined a handful of other Roosevelt-based aircraft this week that have conducted strikes in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom while protecting coalition ground troops. IEDs have been one of the biggest threats to coalition ground forces since the beginning of...
  • Gore Vidal: Lunacy Can Wither Him

    09/21/2005 2:15:07 PM PDT · by forty_years · 47 replies · 2,745+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | September 21, 2005 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    A headline on the UK’s Guardian today reads, “Age cannot wither him,” referring to Gore Vidal. The author, Emma Brockes, pays homage at the feet of Vidal, praising him as an “aristocrat, intellectual and prolific novelist, playwright, and essayist,” flattering “his ongoing radicalism,” and gleefully exclaiming that he “is as outspoken as ever.” But Vidal’s left-wing hubris and insanity does not completely escape the awe-struck Brockes… sort of. Brockes interviewed Vidal at his “grand old palazzo” in Italy. She notes that Vidal just sold this palace for “£9.5m” ($17,173,147.00) so that he could move to another house he owns in...
  • 552nd Air Control Wing supports hurricane relief efforts

    09/08/2005 9:57:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 219+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Sep 8, 2005 | Staff Sgt. Stacy Fowler
    TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. (AFPN) -- For the past week, news stations have been running nonstop coverage about the devastation in the Gulf Coast region. People have seen heroic rescues from rooftops and flooded homes, families opening their homes to those in need, and countless people and organizations donating money, supplies. Airmen with the 552nd Air Control Wing here are no different. On Sept. 3, they began supporting search-and-rescue operations in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi, and they leaped at the chance to make a difference. “Everyone wanted to be the first to go,” said Maj. Raymond Lewis, mission crew...
  • U.S. military response to Katrina both timely and proportionate

    09/07/2005 7:59:42 AM PDT · by Sailor6468 · 13 replies · 971+ views
    World Defense Review ^ | September 7, 2005 | Commander Mark Divine
    With all the finger pointing going on over the "disastrous" disaster relief efforts on the part of the federal government, I thought it would be informative to share an exchange between a well-intentioned sideliner who is critical of the response time of the military to relief efforts in New Orleans, and a U.S. Naval officer.
  • Anti-Sheehan Protest in Louisville

    08/26/2005 2:20:36 PM PDT · by pwkentucky · 33 replies · 1,729+ views
    ProtestWarrior HQ ^ | 08/25/2005 | Brandon Johnson
    <!-- @page { size: 8.27in 11.69in; margin-left: 1.25in; margin-right: 1.25in; margin-top: 1in; margin-bottom: 1in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> ProtestWarriorCentral Kentucky Chapter****** In The News:Courier - President Visits March 10, PW members show up.Student United For Peace & Justice call us "pro-war" Leo Weekly - Counter Counter Inaugural CoverageCourier-Journal *- November 8th ProtestOur Response to Courier-Journals October 4th ArticleCourier-Journal *- Biast Coverage of October 4th Protest*Courier-Journal moved the articles to their archives, where it must be purchased to be viewed. I am in the process of getting the text up on a private server. You Might Be An LPAC Member...
  • First Future Total Force wing proves successful

    07/28/2005 6:13:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 486+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | July 27, 2005 | Tech. Sgt. Beverly Isik and Airman 1st Class Paul Ross
    ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AFPN) -- The first Future Total Force wing, the 116th Air Control Wing, is nearing its third birthday since merging active-duty Air Force, Army and Air National Guard units to form a “blended wing.” In October 2002, America’s first total force wing took flight as the 116th ACW and made history by combining active-duty Airmen and Soldiers from the 93rd ACW, along with Georgia Air National Guardsmen from the 116th Bomb Wing. The two wings formed one cohesive unit, flying the E-8C -- the world’s only Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System. The merger combined...
  • Here's a vast right-wing thing (leftist book review from Arkansas)

    06/29/2005 6:31:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies · 560+ views
    Arkansas News ^ | 6/26/05 | John Brummett
    Here's a vast right-wing thing Sunday, Jun 26, 2005 By John Brummett First, why do I even write about this vicious, salacious and scandalously undocumented attack on Hillary Clinton? Its seediest allegations are so dubiously sourced they're not getting repeated in most of the reputable mainstream media, which is a wise lead I'll follow. The author apparently lies even in a caption on one of the book's photographs, asserting that Bill Clinton is getting a mouth-to-mouth kiss from a woman in a crowd. The photographer has come forward to say that what's happening in the shot is a standard and...
  • Right wing stepping up war on Hillary Clinton (dark days for conservative activists)

    06/20/2005 3:26:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies · 2,832+ views
    North Jersey .cam ^ | 6/20/05 | DICK POLMAN
    Right wing stepping up war on Hillary Clinton Monday, June 20, 2005 By DICK POLMAN PHILADELPHIA - These are dark days for the conservative activists who despise Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, and they're itching to brighten their mood by taking her down. Much to their horror, she appears to be shedding her 1990s image as a leftist Lady Macbeth, winning plaudits as a hawkish senator who talks about God and breaking bread with many of the same Republicans who impeached her husband. It's gotten to the point where a Fox News poll last week found that her national favorability rating...
  • Is it Dino's time? (hocky hall of fame ping)

    06/08/2005 8:44:03 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 19 replies · 2,750+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 6-8-05 | BRIAN MURPHY
    Lou Nanne still has Dino Ciccarelli's back. The former Minnesota North Stars general manager gave Ciccarelli his big break in 1979 despite skepticism that the undrafted teenager with the sandpaper attitude and poster-boy name was too small and too fragile to survive the NHL. A quarter century later, Nanne is raising Cain with the Hockey Hall of Fame, which decides today whether Ciccarelli's 608 goals, 1,200 points and uncanny tolerance for abuse are worthy of induction. "It's ridiculous he's not in there," said Nanne. "There's no doubt his numbers are there. There are guys in there who are no comparison."...
  • Oil-Hungry China Takes Sudan Under Its Wing

    04/22/2005 7:28:30 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 642+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-23-2005 | David Blair
    Oil-hungry China takes Sudan under its wing By David Blair in Khartoum (Filed: 23/04/2005) A metallic maze of chimneys, pipes and vents glitters on the horizon in the desert outside Khartoum, dominating the landscape for miles around. This new oil refinery is the jewel in the crown of Sudan's military regime. It forms the vital artery of a thriving oil industry that poured £1 billion into government coffers last year. Without this windfall gain - likely to be far larger this year - President Omar al-Bashir could not maintain his military machine, let alone wage war against rebels in the...
  • New South Park episode tonight - Wing

    03/23/2005 2:46:15 AM PST · by EveningStar · 19 replies · 1,714+ views
    South Park Studios ^ | March 23, 2005
    New South Park episode tonight on Comedy Central!Time: 10pm / 9 Central Rerun schedule: Midnight / 11pm Central Sunday, 11pm / 10 Central Monday, 2am / 1 Central Episode 903: WingThis week on South Park: the boys start a talent agency! As talent agents, Cartman, Stan, Kyle and Kenny can bank 10% of their client’s earnings. After they pool all their resources to impress their one and only client, another agency steals him away. Desperate to earn their money back, they take on another client with plans to launch her on a new reality show. Click for video clip from...
  • Howard Dean Gets Away With Racism

    03/01/2005 2:45:32 PM PST · by forty_years · 7 replies · 865+ views
    Members of the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) Black Caucus have become seemingly desensitized to racial slurs. The Caucus did not even blink when the extreme Left’s new champion, Howard Dean, made prejudiced statements right before their very eyes. From Dean’s comments, it seems he believes that a Black person’s place is to be cleaning toilets at a hotel in which whites stay. According to the Washington Times, On Feb. 11, the day before he was elected party chief, Mr. Dean asked, at a meeting of the DNC Black Caucus, "You think the Republican National Committee could get this many people...
  • Catering to the Sunnis

    01/31/2005 5:46:49 PM PST · by forty_years · 1 replies · 496+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | January 31, 2005
    If the Oklahoma City bombers refused to participate in a U.S. election, would the final results be considered “illegitimate?” What if the Nation of Islam, the Black Panthers, the Communist Party USA, or the Southern Indiana Regional Militia refused to vote in American elections? Would it matter and, really, who gives a damn? The Left-Wing, e.g. the New York Times, has been trying to hold the Iraqi elections to this type of ridiculous standard regarding Sunni participation. Granted: Sunnis make up 32-37% of Iraq’s population. While their representation is important, the majority of terrorist attacks aimed at destabilizing Iraq have...
  • The Left Does Not Get It

    12/22/2004 2:25:57 PM PST · by MikeEdwards · 6 replies · 500+ views
    CFP ^ | December 22, 2004 | Ryan Thompson
    The American Left continues to be rejected by the American people. They do not understand why they are being rejected, and how to end this rejection. To understand how to stop their slide, the left must engage in self-reflection. What are the Democrats’ problems and how can they solve them? Before we can get into the specific flaws of modern day liberalism, we must understand the fundamental problem. Liberalism underestimates the potential of the average citizen. According to modern day liberal philosophy, the average citizen cannot make it on their own. To exist, the average citizen requires assistance from the...
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    12/05/2004 2:02:18 PM PST · by wxeiradio · 1 replies · 327+ views ^ | 12/05/2004 | WXEI Radio
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