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  1. solarz
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    Yup, they're just projecting human intentions onto animals. That's the biggest problem with organizations like PETA: they believe animals have human needs and desires.
     
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    The irony is if a human did that, it would be seen as horrific and extremely cruel. I believe there was a case where a woman killed a pregnant woman who was soon to give birth and cut the baby out and took off with the "new born."
     
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    Something came to my mind when I see this bird in green. Does the A-10 and this SAAB design look like He-162 but in double engine config
     
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    Well, first off, this is a real serious story, but its contents are so incredulous I thought it best to post it here.

    BBC News - Is New York police's 'virtual work stoppage' a boon for critics?

    This article is like a case study of a lot of things that are fundamentally wrong and rotten with American law enforcement.

    You have corrosive and probably corrupt practices of law enforcement effectively extorting money from some of the poorest people in society to make up for shortfalls in city and even police department budgets through "over-zealous" enforcement of minor offences or even legalised highway robbery as is the case with many if not most civil forfeiture seizers.

    That creates a climate of mistrust and resentment by the people to the police, which can lead to violence against the police, as the tragic murder of those two officers are a vivid example of.

    Then you have a toxic police 'buddy' culture where the police close ranks to protect their own irrespective of whether their fellow officers might have done something wrong or not, often taking the law into their own hands in doing so. That leads to even more mistrust and resentment, and move hostility towards the police, which in turn makes them close ranks more, and often employ more brutal enforcement methods than necessary or warranted.

    Its a vicious circle that has created a relationship that is actually more like an occupying foreign force and the occupied rather than the protect and serve relationship the police are supposed to have with the public.

    I think that is one of the reasons why there was such a strong reaction to the police reaction in Ferguson recently, as that image of the police looking like a military occupation force struck a chord with many Americans even if they did not consciously recognised that's what current US police often feels like to millions of Americans.
     
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    well there are similarities.
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    but in terms of concept and role it's night and day. the Saab concept resembles A10 because that design is optimized for CAS. the straight broad wing gives good lift for short take off the twin above the wing engines protects there intakes from ground fire. The double tail allows it to take damage to the tail surfaces well still operational. the Cockpit offers all around armor.
    He 162 was designed as a Cheap fighter with good guns fast construction and fair maneuverability it has a reverse swept wing it's tail is not straight but up swept and designed to give clearance to the engine exhaust. It was meant to be nimble, fast and disposable.
     
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    seeing He-162 and What the Heck?! ... something came to my mind: in an incredibly high-tech attack, an unknown bomber-version of German jet-powered Me-262 at 1740 hours of May 6, 1945 hit "with surgical precision" (this term unknown 70 years ago, heck) the Prague building of the Czech Radio (the objective was to shut down the broadcasting ASAP) with a 500 kg bomb ... they were careful not to cause collateral damage because they were attacking in the area (which is downtown Prague!)
    (a picture from the Czech Radio Archives: http://media.rozhlas.cz/_obrazek/00274943.jpeg;
    for the background you may visit Prague uprising - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
     
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    Terran,

    WTH did you do?
     
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    Parliament ( Federal, State Congress, City Council ) protects the citizens in a functioning democracy from such unreasonable persecution by the State. That has been the first duty of Parliament, even before supervising the finances of the State, from the introduction of Parliaments in Europe in the Middle Ages in statelets in what is now the South of France. After all if the state can get its money by robbing the people why would it ask parliament for financial aid.
     
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    Yesterday I was thinking about airliner crashes - not strange at this time. I looked at the crashes of Lockheed Constellations in KLM service: of 48 in service with that company seven crashed. In only one case all occupants survived but in most all perished. KLM used 15 DC-7C's of which none crashed despite using the same unreliable ( at least according to our norms ) engines as the later Constellations. I remember a KLM DC-7C having an engine fire and seeing that engine drop into the North Sea after which the aircraft landed on Schiphol.
    In the fifties air travel was already safer than other forms of travel but that has since been improved dramatically.
     
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    What the H?

    [Published on Jan 6, 2015

    A Hasbro Play-Doh toy is going to be revamped after some parents complained about its phallic shape. CNN's Anderson Cooper has more.]

     
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