This carrier is 90,000 ton. Imagine what this is like on a 2,200 ton destroyer? The aircraft seen in the attached video is a helo from a deployed helicopter squadron (HS-14) based at the U.S. Naval Air Facility in Atsugi , Japan . The carrier is the USS Kitty Hawk, based in Yokosuka , Japan . The "Hawk" was underway for CQ (Airwing Carrier Qualifications) in the Sea of Japan during the week of March 22, 2008.
The chopper seen on the ship's bow, tied down at helo Spot 2, is a Sikorsky SH-60F from HS-14. The pilot had just landed on deck, and his helo was tied down on Spot 2 because the seas were too rough to move it to a safer place. Fortunately, it only suffered some minor damage (blade crutch support socket) and a lot of salt water intrusion from the sea...
While viewing the video and estimating the size of the waves, keep in mind that the carrier's flight deck is approximately 60' above the ship's normal water line.
Two California Highway Patrol (CHP) Officers were conducting speeding enforcement on Interstate-15, just north of the Marine Corps Air Station at Miramar. One of the officers was using a hand held radar device to check speeding vehicles approaching the crest of a hill. The officers were suddenly surprised when the radar gun began reading 300 miles per hour. The officer attempted to reset the radar gun, but it would not reset and then turned off. Just then a deafening roar over the treetops revealed that the radar had in fact locked on to a USMC F/A-18 Hornet that was engaged in a low flying exercise near the location.
Back at the CHP Headquarters the Patrol Captain fired off a complaint to the USMC Base Commander.
The reply came back in true USMC style:
Thank you for your letter.
We can now complete the file on this incident. You may be interested to know that the tactical computer in the Hornet had detected the presence of, and subsequently locked on to, your hostile radar equipment and automatically sent a jamming signal back to it, which is why it shut down. Furthermore, an Air-to-Ground missile aboard the fully armed aircraft had also automatically locked on to your equipment location. Fortunately, the Marine Pilot flying the Hornet recognized the situation for what it was, quickly responded to the missile system alert status and was able to override the automated defense system before the missile was launched to destroy the hostile radar position. The pilot also suggests you cover your mouths when cussing at them, since the video systems on these jets are very high tech. Sergeant Johnson, the officer holding the radar gun, should get his dentist to check his left rear molar. It appears the filling is loose. Also, the snap is broken on his holster.
For the first time in her adult life Cindy Sheehan is trying to do something that will make her country a better place to live - take Nancy Pelosi's House seat - and things aren't going so good. She was the toast of the raging left when her target was George Bush, but now she's just, well, toast. Ever the optimist, I see it all as a win-win !
Fellow Socialists! I have intercepted a copy of the forthcoming DNC platform well before its public release. And this despite routine interference with my internet access by the fascist Bush regime. It is time to kick our legs out while squating in a celebratory dance incomprehensible to corrupt sheep-pimp Americans! Because of Democrats, we are now half of the American polity! The document follows:
THE OFFICIAL PLATFORM OF THE DEMOCRAT PARTY (USA)
1.We must withdraw our brave, helpless troops from the quagmire that is Iraq in order to relive the glory days of our post-vietnam triumph over Nixon. Some may complain that this is the second time Democrats have forced our victorious troops to shoulder the burden of defeat. However, Bush's toadies in theater (Iraqi soldiers, police, etc.) must not benefit from this illegal war. Neither should our allies around the world continue to count on America to stand by them in crisis. There are bridges collapsing in the Minnesota that we love!
2. We shall forever support a woman's right to choose to have her baby eviscerated as it emerges into the gloved hands of a licensed physician. We also shall forever oppose the execution of the cruelest of murderers. Life (real life) is infinitely precious, after all.
3.We commit ourselves to the protection of our pristine, never-changing environment. How can any voter compare concerns about the price of gasoline, the threat of spiralling inflation, or the dangers of mercury-filled light bulbs to the imminent destruction of our planet? Even the historically abnormal cold of this past year should only strengthen our resolve to confiscate 1.2 trillion dollars from businesses which can afford it easily.
4.We will enforce fairness in broadcast radio by causing thousands of "talk-radio" stations to abandon their propagandistic programming and revert to their natural role as country-western and all-Jesus-all-the-time outlets. This is to protect America from the incipient fascism of Rush Limbaugh.
5.Finally, we will ensure that the judiciary continues to exercise ultimate Legislative and Executive decision-making authority over the American people (who probably won't notice). How much more efficient it is to invest such power in lawyers than to waste years convincing tens of millions of simpletons of the wisdom of our policies!
Ya got to read this. Democrats in action. There is so much wrong with everything in this article, including the fact that I didnt hear of any flooding in Milwaukee, that I don't know where to start. Of course, since I know the secret handshake that gets you through life without any problems, I'm not qualified to comment !
As an American Citizen and excellent customer of the Internal Revenue Service, I am writing to ask for your assistance. I have contacted the Department of Homeland Security in an effort to determine the process for becoming an illegal alien, and they referred me to you.
My primary reason for wishing to change my status from U.S. Citizen to illegal alien stems from the bill which was recently passed by the Senate and for which you voted. If my understanding of this bill's provisions is accurate, as an illegal alien who has been in the United States for five years, all I need to do to become a citizen is to pay a $2,000 fine and income taxes for three of the last five years. I know a good deal when I see one, and I am anxious to get the process started before everyone figures it out.
Simply put, those of us who have been here legally have had to pay taxes every year, so I'm excited about the prospect of avoiding two years of taxes in return for paying a $2,000 fine. Is there any way that I can apply to be illegal retroactively? This would yield an excellent result for me and my family because we paid heavy taxes in 2004 and 2005.
Additionally, as an illegal alien I could begin using the local emergency room as my primary health care provider. Once I have stopped paying premiums for medical insurance, my accountant figures I could save almost $10,000 a year.
Another benefit in gaining illegal status is that my daughter would receive preferential treatment relative to her law school applications, as well as 'in-state' tuition rates for many colleges throughout the United States for my son.
Lastly, I understand that illegal status would relieve me the burden of renewing my driver's license and making those burdensome car insurance premiums. This is very important to me given that I still have college age children driving my car.
If you would provide me with an outline of the process to become illegal (retroactively if possible) and copies of the necessary forms, I would be most appreciative.
Osama-Obama's ersatz presidential seal is as tasteless as Bill Klinton calling President GHW Bush "Mr Bush" during their televised debates. It democrats had any class at all, they'd be lower-bottom class !
(no audio) 7-foot gator caught after walking down residential street A 7-foot alligator is off the streets in Pasco County. Police say officers captured the large animal as it was walking down a residential street early Monday morning. Reports stated since the alligator is over the 5 foot limit, it will be destroyed.
Police in southwest China said early Thursday they had shot dead a man who held a woman passenger hostage at knifepoint on a bus and asked for guns, ammunition and money.
A man with a 30-centimeter-long knife grabbed the woman seated in front of him on the No. 20 bus in Guiyang City, capital of Guizhou Province, around 6:20 PM on Wednesday, the city police said at a news briefing early on Thursday.
The driver and passengers immediately alerted police, who tried to persuade the man to let the woman go, but failed. The man demanded two guns, 500 bullets and one million yuan (US$145,000), said a police spokesman.
At around 8 p.m., the suspect seemed to lose patience and became agitated. Police saw him injure the woman's neck with the knife and shot him at 8:42 PM and rescued the hostage, said the spokesman.
The man was sent to hospital for emergency treatment, but died despite doctors' efforts. The woman was also sent to a hospital for observation.
The identity of the man remains unknown. Police are still investigating the incident.
Plane Lands on Freeway, Engine Repaired, Plane Takes Off Again !
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
After landing in the median of Interstate 95 in Volusia County, a small plane took off again Tuesday afternoon. It happened near the U.S. Highway 1 exit in Ormond Beach.Authorities said the emergency landing brought traffic in both directions to a stop for a short time. During a flight from Ormond Beach to Flagler beach, a cylinder seized up and the engine failed, forcing the landing. FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said two people were aboard the plane at the time of the landing, an instructor and a student pilot. Initial reports said only the pilot was on board. Neither passenger was injured. The plane’s owner, Adrian Thompson, was called to the scene to make repairs. It took three hours to repair the single-engine Cessna 150. Thompson told police he needed 600 feet of highway to get up to speed to take off so troopers ensured he had enough highway space to get off the ground. “We decided to go ahead and allow him to make repairs, we got the clearance from the FAA to do it,” Florida Highway Patrol trooper Wooster Woodward said. “He’ll take off from here. It’ll be much more expeditious to do that. To dismantle the aircraft would have taken over 8 hours and it would have caused a major traffic distraction. This way, we’ll be in and out in less than three.”
She is eighty-eight years old and still drives her own car. She writes:
Dear Grand-daughter, The other day I went up to our local Christian book store and saw a Honk if you love Jesus bumper sticker. I was feeling particularly sassy that day because I had just come from a thrilling choir performance, followed by a thunderous prayer meeting. So, I bought the sticker and put it on my bumper. Boy, am I glad I did, what an uplifting experience that followed. I was stopped at a red light at a busy intersection, just lost in thought about the Lord and how good he is, and I didn't notice that the light had changed. It is a good thing someone else loves Jesus because if he hadn't honked, I'd never have noticed. I found that lots of people love Jesus! While I was sitting there, the guy behind started honking like crazy, and then he leaned out of his window and screamed, ' For the love of God! ' ' Go! Go! Go! Jesus Christ, GO!' What an exuberant cheerleader he was for Jesus! Everyone started honking! I just leaned out my windo w and started waving and smiling at all those loving people. I even honked my horn a few times to share in the love! There must have been a man from Florida back there because I heard him yelling something about a sunny beach. I saw another guy waving in a funny way with only his middle finger stuck up in the air. I asked my young teenage grandson in the back seat what that meant. He said it was probably a Hawaiian good luck sign or something. Well, I have never met anyone from Hawaii, so I leaned out the window and gave him the good luck sign right back. My grandson burst out laughing. Why even he was enjoying this religious experience!! A couple of the people were so caught up in the joy of the moment that they got out of their cars and started walking towards me. I bet they wanted to pray or ask what church I attended, but this is when I noticed the light had changed. So, I waved at all my brothers and sisters grinning, and drove on through the intersection. I noticed that I was the only car that got through the intersection before the light changed again and felt kind of sad that I had to leave them after all the love we had shared. So I slowed the car down, leaned out the window and gave them all the Hawaiian good luck sign one last time as I drove away. Praise the Lord for such wonderful folks!! Will write again soon, Love, Grandma
While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75 year old rancher, whose hand was caught in a gate while working cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man. Eventually the topic got around to Obama and his bid to be our President. The old rancher said, "Well, ya know, Obama is a 'post turtle'. Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what a 'post turtle' was. The old rancher said, 'When you're driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that's a 'post turtle'." The old rancher saw a puzzled look on the doctor's face, so he continued to explain. 'You know he didn't get up there by himself, he doesn't belong up there, he doesn't know what to do while he is up there, and you just wonder what kind of a dumb ass put him up there.'
A huge tornado funnel cloud touches down in Orchard, Iowa, Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at 9:04 p.m. The Globe Gazette and Mitchell County Press News reported that Lori Mehmen of Orchard, took the photo from outside her front door. Mehmen said the funnel cloud came near the ground and then went back up into the clouds. Besides tree and crop damage, no human injuries were reported. (LORI MEHMEN, ASSOCIATED PRESS)
I Pledge Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for
which it stands,
one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
The Second Amendment:
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
I do solemnly swear that I will
support and defend the Constitution of the United States
against all enemies, foreign and domestic;
that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same ...
~ Title 10, US Code ~
"Kilroy was here" !
Let us pray...
Give me a sense of humor, Lord,
Give me the grace to see a joke,
To get some humor out of life,
And pass it on to other folk.
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" ! ...Benjamin Franklin
"Don't let anybody tell you that, you know, it's corporations and businesses that create jobs." ! ...Hitlery Klinton
"Give whites a pile of bricks and they'll make a city, give blacks a city and they'll make a pile of bricks"
Teach someone how to fish, and you lose a Democrat voter !
Never try to teach a liberal to think, It wastes your time and annoys the liberal !
Liberalism is a sick religion based solely on emotion and feelgoodism and wiping away their perceived guilt with other peoples money. It has never been based in thought and common sense !
“I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great
pleasure.”... Clarence Darrow !
"We have to spend money to keep from going bankrupt" ...Joe Biden !
"We tax everything that moves and doesn’t move".... Hitlery Klinton !
"I never drink water because fish fuck in it".... W.C.Fields !
"Life's tough. It's even tougher if you're stupid...."
John Wayne !
"we are truly being governed by our inferiors, and in some cases criminals" ...Plato !
"Sure We Can Kill ISIS, But We’re Not Going To Get Suckered Into That ...John Kerry !
"Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do".... !
"God have mercy on my enemies because I won't." ... George S. Patton !
"There is no worse foolishness than the truth in the mouth of a fool"... Don Colacho !
"If you take out the killings, Washington D.C. has one of the lowest crime rates in the country." ... Marion Barry