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Postby Tico Rick on Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:17 am

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Postby shafnutz05 on Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:54 am

I had no idea how huge Koop was in making the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia what it is today. RIP
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Postby tifosi77 on Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:28 am


We saw this on the picture box last night and were like :shock: and then :face: followed quickly by :lol:
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Postby tifosi77 on Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:37 am

Kaizer wrote:
Shyster wrote:
tifosi77 wrote:It's a new week............ so that means it's time for a new F-35 grounding!

[url=http://thediplomat.com/flashpoints-blog/2013/02/26/f-35-grounded-due-to-engine-issues/]

:face: Wow. To call that aircraft a pile of feces is an insult to perfectly nice piles of feces.


just get it over with, send our defense programs the way of NASA and start buying Rafales.

It's a great aircraft that can outperform all variants of the Hornet, and is already navalized and has trapped aboard a U.S. boat. (As seen here)

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(Hook's not down in the shot, so it's just a touch-and-go. But trust me, they've landed on U.S. carriers in the past during joint exercises.)

However, as you can see from the picture, it's delta wing requires a pretty high angle-of-attack (AOA, or alpha) in landing configuration. That makes spotting the deck and meatball kind of tricksy, and not something I'd want to do in the soup. But it would be appropriate for the USAF.

It's a shame the Marines rely so much upon LHAs in the fleet, cos that's pretty much the only place where Harrier's need to use VTOL/STOVL regularly. Otherwise, a conventional aircraft would be completely appropriate for their needs as well.
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Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:36 am

Jack Lew has an interesting Golden Parachute - Citigroup gives him a large bonus if he leaves the bank for a "high level position with the United States government or regulatory body." I wonder why they would do that? :face:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142 ... 47044.html
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Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:09 pm

if all the stuff that the WSJ writes about jack lew is true, then that guy must be a real schmuck, and obama is full of crap.
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Postby shafnutz05 on Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:38 pm

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Postby columbia on Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:43 pm

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Postby tifosi77 on Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:13 pm

I heard about this on Sirius this morning, but wanted to wait to comment until the brief had been filed (I think Thursday is the deadline). This is an extremely encouraging development, especially as there are several signatories to the brief who previously ran for political office with an anti-same-sex marriage position. Like Meg Whitman, who ran for CA governor in 2010 as a vocal supporter of Prop 8.

Honestly, I'm still somewhat surprised the SCOTUS even took the case.
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Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:26 pm

This is pretty gay.
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Postby Shyster on Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:52 pm

Yesterday the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated an injunction against the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and held that the anti-whaling organization is engaged in piracy in violation of international law.

http://www.trialinsider.com/?p=2918

Good. Never had it, but I bet whale is tasty.
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Postby Geezer on Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:19 pm

http://now.msn.com/pet-food-stamps-pays ... d=ansnow11
This is a private effort.When I saw the header I figured it was a progressive federal program.
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Postby Geezer on Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:27 pm

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:if all the stuff that the WSJ writes about jack lew is true, then that guy must be a real schmuck, and obama is full of crap.

If it's not true Lew is still a schmuck and Obama is full of crap up to the inside top of his skull
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Postby tifosi77 on Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:09 pm

Shyster wrote:Yesterday the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated an injunction against the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and held that the anti-whaling organization is engaged in piracy in violation of international law.

http://www.trialinsider.com/?p=2918

Good. Never had it, but I bet whale is tasty.

I'm all for a moratorium on whaling, but these guys that sail around and crash into ships at sea and generally behave like idiots are, well, idiots. I'm particularly fond of the group that bought the mega-expensive catamaran and set about harassing a Japanese whaler..... that promptly rammed the thing and cut it in two.

And fwiw, whale apparently has a flavor similar to antlered game animals like deer or moose. There was a restaurant up in Santa Monica that got caught selling whale meat as an off-menu special a couple years ago. Yeah, they aren't around any more.
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Postby MWB on Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:29 pm

The show "Whale Wars" follows Sea Shepherd each season. Nearly every attempt the make at disabling ships fails. It's kind of funny how mad they get at whalers for trying to keep them away from their boats as they're trying to toss jars of acid onto the whaling boats.
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Postby Geezer on Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:36 pm

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Postby shafnutz05 on Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:13 pm

I just re-read that article about the LA Dept. of Health ordering the destruction of 1,600 pounds of venison. Good God man....and the best part was, the firestorm started when someone getting a free meal at the shelter complained about getting deer meat.

Post his picture in every shelter across the state, and make sure he has never sheltered or fed by the state ever again.
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Postby Kaizer on Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:52 pm

i wish huntsman had wont the nomination.
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Postby tifosi77 on Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:20 pm

What, no love for Trayvon-aversery?
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Postby PensFanInDC on Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:32 pm

tifosi77 wrote:What, no love for Trayvon-aversery?


This just goes to further prove that our outrage has a shelf life. Was it really that big of a deal if you don't really care a year later?
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Postby shafnutz05 on Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:10 pm

I was more outraged at the media/public reaction than the actual shooting.
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Postby MRandall25 on Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:22 pm

PensFanInDC wrote:
tifosi77 wrote:What, no love for Trayvon-aversery?


This just goes to further prove that our outrage has a shelf life. Was it really that big of a deal if you don't really care a year later?


KONY 2012
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Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:22 pm

Kaizer wrote:i wish huntsman had wont the nomination.

Yeah, he would've made a better candidate than Romney. But Huntsman was too reasonable and more importantly to Republican Primary voters, worked for the Great Satan Obama.
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Postby PensFanInDC on Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:43 pm

MRandall25 wrote:
PensFanInDC wrote:
tifosi77 wrote:What, no love for Trayvon-aversery?


This just goes to further prove that our outrage has a shelf life. Was it really that big of a deal if you don't really care a year later?


KONY 2012


Yup. And I was sucked into that one too...
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Postby Shyster on Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:31 pm

I got a notice in the mail that my address has been randomly selected to participate in the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. I haven’t yet received a survey form, but a sample is available here: http://www.census.gov/acs/www/Downloads ... uest13.pdf

There is no flaming way in hell I’m answering this drastically overbroad and intrusive survey. Supposedly, the government has the authority to fine me if I refuse to answer. Well, come and get me. I’ll keep everyone appraised on how this works out.
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