May 25, 2013
The good folks at Lego made an X-Wing that is Texas-sized.
This is truly unbelievable: Lego has built a 1:1 scale model of the X-Wing fighter using an astounding 5,335,200 bricks! It’s as big as the real thing, capable of fitting the real Luke Skywalker—and Porkins.
As you can see in these exclusive Gizmodo images and video, it reproduces the official $60 Lego 9493 X-Wing Fighter. But instead of being 560-pieces and a few inches long, this model uses more than five million pieces and it’s 11-feet tall and 43 feet long, with a 44-foot wingspan. Just like the real X-Wing—and 42 times the size of the commercial Lego set. (LINK)
This would look pretty good in some nerd’s backyard…
June 15, 2010
In this case, “most” is 90 percent. 90 PERCENT!!! Just when you think this town can’t go any lower . . .
A nonprofit group says that up to 90 percent of young Philadelphians are ineligible for military service because of criminal records, obesity or lack of education.
The report says 145,000 Philadelphians ages 18 to 24 cannot meet the military’s medical, moral and mental standards. Nationally, the Department of Defense estimates that 75 percent of young adults are disqualified from military service.
Whoo hoo! We beat the national average! Pardon my French, but this is a God-damned disgrace. This town is making its last swirl around the toilet bowl and no one cares. The “thug life” mentality has taken over, and the criminals, the stupid, and the criminally stupid are roaming the streets like a pack of wild dogs. For God’s sake, you only need a high school education or a GED to enlist, and most of these morons are not qualified? Are you frakkin’ kidding me?
Maybe we should round them up anyway, and use them for Operation Human Shield. Just sayin’. – Wyatt Earp
June 6, 2009
Many of us are familiar with General Eisenhower’s words of encouragement to our troops as they embarked on their “Great Crusade,” a term that got President Bush in hot water many years later. We are familiar with him invoking the Almighty as well. But how many of us are familiar that the Supreme Allied Commander was equally prepared for failure? Read on:
“Our landings have failed and I have withdrawn the troops. My decision to attack at this time and place was based on the best information available. The troops, the air and the Navy did all that bravery could do. If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt it is mine alone.”
Imagine that after years of war, after all the planning and preparation, General Eisenhower still had his doubts about the success of the invasion. He states that his decision to invade was based on the “best information available.” Sound familiar?
It’s so sad that Americans are so quick to forget those who saved the world so many years ago and so quick to criticize those who have tried to save it today.
Make sure you fly the flag today in honor of those who fought and died to ensure your right to do so.
September 6, 2007
AIR FORCE PERSONNEL CELEBRATE AFTER
ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL MISSION
Military probes how nukes flew over U.S.
Officials: Warheads not activated for use
By Josh White, The Washington Post Tribune news services contributed to this report
- September 6, 2007
WASHINGTON – An Air Force B-52 bomber carrying six cruise missiles armed with nuclear warheads flew across the central United States last week after the nuclear weapons were mistakenly attached to the plane’s wing, defense officials said Wednesday.
The Stratofortress bomber, based at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., was flying a dozen advanced cruise missiles to Barksdale Air Force Base, La., on Aug. 30. But crews inadvertently loaded half of them with nuclear warheads attached.
The Air Force quickly launched an investigation that is expected to take several weeks. The munitions squadron commander was relieved of his duties, and crews involved with the mistaken load have been temporarily decertified for handling munitions, one official said. LINK
Great work guys. Now if you could only get them to fly over Iran or Syria, or maybe North Korea…WHAT??
Honestly folks is this a mess or what? What the hell are these guys doing? I’m glad the Air Force took swift action but there needs to be a thorough investigation to find out exactly what happened and how. These guys need to get their act together. It is refreshing that this information was made public. That should head off any cover up non-sense that usually springs up around these type of incidents. Off we go, into the wild blue yonder…Sheesh!
October 25, 2006
Although I didn’t take this one, I wish I was there for it. This is just (plain) badass! This is a B-1 bomber maybe 50ft. above the water. This is one hotshot pilot given the fact that this plane is enormous. Another example of the caliber of people who are out there keeping us safe. Go Air Force! Rock on! Captainden