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Every couple of summers a B-17 comes to the airshow at Pease Tradeport in Portsmouth NH and I get to see it flying around. A great plane that could take some hellacious abuse from the enemy and keep on flying. I knew a guy that was a ball-turret gunner, they say the worst position on the aircraft...told me about the first time he saw an ME-262. The intel guys briefed them before a mission and mentioned this new German fighter but told them not to worry, probably just a weird rumor. He said it sliced through their formation, shooting down one B-17 on it's way down, and another on its way back up, before anybody could react. Damned good thing that iodiot Hitler insisted it be used as a bomber! What a moron...
"Terry Bradshaw is so dumb he couldn’t spell cat if you spotted him the C and the T." - Thomas "Hollywood" Henderson
It's no easy task with the old warbirds. During WWII (at least), the schematics were left intentionally incomplete. What was there was accurate, but they'd be missing a minor piece here and a bolt hole there, etc. This was done to slow down an enemy's progress if he were ever able to steal the plans for an aircraft. It was quite effective; it's slowed down the progress of the Mid Atlantic Air Museum's Black Widow considerably.
“Good men do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad men will always find a way around the laws. - Plato
But if the right of free and open debate is taken away from the minority party, and the millions of Americans who ask us to be their voice, I fear that the already partisan atmosphere in Washington will be poisoned to the point where no one will be able to agree on anything. – Sen Barack Obama
Again, I urge my Republican colleagues not to go through with changing these rules. In the long run, it is not a good result for either party. One day, Democrats will be in the majority again. And this rule change will be no fairer to a Republican minority than it is to a Democratic minority. – Sen Barack Obama
"They who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
Some fucking military rescue helicopter fly over my house a couple of times a week - in lower attitude than its allowed. Its very very noisy, and Im either gonna complain to the military, or shoot at it with my rifle if it continues.
Never trust a man who doesn't swear!
Anarchism: From Theory to Practice
By Daniel Guérin
- If you enjoy having weekends off, thank a socialist.
- If you appreciate the eight-hour work day, thank a socialist.
- If you approve of minimum wage, thank a socialist.