February 21, 2008
Mystery Plane Seemingly Bound for Iraq Lands in Florida
Why did an airplane seemingly destined for Iraq somehow end up in Highlands County, Fla.?
The small plane, which made an emergency landing in a Florida field, featured Iraqi markings on its body, but most were covered up by paper, the TV station reports.
Capt. Randy Labelle of the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office told MyFOXTampaBay that the plane was en route from Tampa to Miami and was owned by a private contractor planning to take about a dozen of the planes to Iraq.
But Labelle couldn’t say what the plane was doing on this trip, or what happened to the pilot, who was taken to an airport and whisked away on another plane.
What do you think?
February 21, 2008
I still say
fuck ’em screw ’em!
Pentagon Is Confident Missile Hit Satellite Tank
Just hours after a Navy missile interceptor struck a dying spy satellite orbiting 130 miles over the Pacific Ocean, a senior military officer expressed high confidence early Thursday that a tank filled with toxic rocket fuel had been breached.
Even so, the State Department was alerting American embassies around the world so they could keep their host governments informed, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency had put out instructions to first responders across the United States about steps to take should hazardous debris fall in populated areas.
The first international reaction came from China, where the government objected on Thursday to the American missile strike, warning that the United States Navy’s action could threaten security in outer space.
Liu Jianchao, the Chinese foreign ministry’s spokesman, said at a news conference in Beijing that the United States should also share data promptly about what will become of the remaining pieces of the satellite, which are expected to re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere and mostly burn up in the next two days.
“China is continuously following closely the possible harm caused by the U.S. action to outer space security and relevant countries,” Mr. Liu said, according to the Associated Press. “China requests the U.S. to fulfill its international obligations in real earnest and provide to the international community necessary information and relevant data in a timely and prompt way so that relevant countries can take precautions.”
American officials were critical of China last year for using an anti-satellite weapon to destroy a satellite in a much higher orbit in January 2007 and then refusing to confirm the test for nearly two weeks. The Chinese test produced 1,600 pieces of debris that are expected to orbit the Earth for years, preventing other spacecraft from using the same or similar orbits.
So where does China get off demanding that we give them data when they didn’t acknowledge their test for two weeks? And look at the results of their test:
The test is the largest recorded creation of space debris in history with at least 2317 pieces of trackable size (golf ball size and larger), thereby increasing the total number of currently tracked objects in earth orbit by more than 22%.
With that record, they are going to demand info from us? Fuck you China! Don’t demand anything that you cannot do yourself first!!!
February 21, 2008
Hoodwinked. Yes, you have. Don’t shake your head ‘no’. You have. That is, if you flock to Obama like sheep. Or better yet, like he was the Pied Piper.
Ask yourself now, are you following a leader or just someone who is good at finding the right words to say from somebody else?
The New York Slimes (courtesy of The Great One) rags on McCain for some old news but you won’t see them hitting big O with something important or recent. Nope, he’ll get the kid gloves because he obviously can’t handle any challenging questions.
For example, look at what Hillary said about him:
Hillary Rodham Clinton accused Democratic presidential rival Barack Obama of political plagiarism Thursday night and said he represented “change you can Xerox.”
Obama dismissed the charge out of hand, adding in a campaign debate, “What we shouldn’t be doing is tearing each other down, we should be lifting the country up.”
Mr. Smooth talker can’t even admit what she says is true or not? And he does nothing but deflect the attention back to Hillary. Are we going to have another ‘Teflon President’? Maybe. But we’ll definitely have one that cannot address an issue. Don’t talk about the bad things that I have done, noooooo. Let’s talk about the future and the hope it can bring.
You’ve been bamboozled.
You’ve been warned.
Oh, and before I forget- I found this video from The Absurd Report. At least I’m man enough to give credit where credit is due.