Open Thread, Wednesday 19 March 2014

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Canada: They’ve got a point.  On the other hand, in the US, it’s not yet legally required that the hot coffee warning be printed in French, English and Arabic along with halal info.

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Fearless and Devout Catholic Christian First, Loving Husband and Father Second, Pissed-Off Patriot Third, Rocket Engineer Dork Last.
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32 Responses to Open Thread, Wednesday 19 March 2014

  1. The gal over at the Israeli site LittleDuckies posted this marked up map that shows some more of the routes that the Press refuses to show. I think it’s worth looking at.

    I was doing some travel booking the other day and noticed that the longest air routes in the world, generally from NY to Australia or the orient – literally half-way around the planet – are flown by Boeing 777s. These flights are OVER 8000 miles long. Makes you think it’s not such a mystery why terrorists want to get their hands on one and ALSO makes you wonder why the experts are so insistent that the plane could have only had a limited range. We don’t have to wonder. They’re sandbagging. They know perfectly well that plane, even with a reasonable reserve could have made it FAR outside their pathetic map drawings. They just don’t want to get people concerned about the magnitude of the terror threat that this clearly is. Israel is not fooled, and they’re preparing for the obvious.

    Photo via Moe Tom at iOTW.

    • zmalfoy says:

      And then, when it does show up, and people are wailing and flailing on TV, and they’re asking “Who could have predicted this?!”

      You know that they already know. For some reason, they cannot admit it. They will not. Either from political correctness, or a passive form of collusion.

      So when they protest ignorance, don’t believe them. And if you then get the chance. . . punch them in the face. They know what is happening. They have a chance to stop it. They are deliberately not doing so.

    • I didn’t know they could fly 8000 miles (how far is that in km?). Or that the longest flights are managed by Boeing 777s. No wonder the terrorists didn’t want to buy their own (plus, whoever sold to them would be known as aiding terror). Probably, the question is whether or not the experts are taking it seriously but not saying anything, or ignoring the facts like in 9/11. And are they sandbagging or “ostriching”?
      What’s scary is what we’re hearing – writing off Iranians because they have clean records, saying that the plane malfunctioned because it hasn’t yet crashed into a building or asked for something in return for the passengers . . .
      And meanwhile, the clock continues to tick.

      • Exactly right about the clock ticking. About the 777, I’m sure they’re not exclusively used for the long hauls, only that the very longest trans-Pacific routes use them. The published range of the 777 is actually 9380 nautical miles or 17,372 km. That’s a very long distance. One reason for you to breathe a sigh of relief: that range would be wasted in targeting Israel. It’s more likely that kind of range would be used to hit the U.S. or Asia or Oceania, I would think.

        • Its not the range that’s important, its the payload. 737 offers about 30 tonnes. a 767 offers up to 100 often closer to 70 tonnes. a 777? 150. That surmounts the big problem of weight when working with non-sophisticated nuclear weapons.

          • zmalfoy says:

            What about an EMP generator? I’m pretty sure I read something a couple of months ago about Iran seriously looking at that sort of thing. . . would one of those exceed that capacity? (I wouldn’t think so, but I don’t know that much about them). . .

            • An EMP generator is nothing more than a megaton range thermonuclear bomb detonated at a sufficient altitude. However, I’m not sure that a jet can reach a sufficient altitude for that effect. If it can, the range will be limited by the horizon at detonation height (i.e., line of sight).

          • Excellent point. I hadn’t even thought much about payload being critical, but the Iranian devices are probably pretty heavy.

            • 😀 That’s what happens when amateurs play with uranium. They probably hadn’t thought about it, either – except that they’re the ones who spent so much time developing the missiles, and we’re just debating off to the side.

        • Not sure that they even gave thought to whether it was a good use of distance or not. I have a feeling they think very narrowly, what will carry and do what they want – and will just hijack another 777 if they want to reach the USA and Israel both.
          Well, that is . . . they would hijack a second plane after the first has finished its work.

  2. Knight4GFC says:

    Cool! I must get my hands on this when it comes out.

    JRR Tolkien translation of Beowulf to be published after 90-year wait
    The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings author’s version of epic Anglo-Saxon poem fleshes out heroes’ past, says son who edited manuscript
    http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/mar/19/jrr-tolkien-beowulf-translation-published

  3. Knight4GFC says:

    “A word of warning before we begin. This article contains some pretty disturbing information about what Muslim fascists are doing to non-Muslims (especially Christians) in the Islamic world. The article also contains links to other articles where you will find equally disturbing information and horrific videos detailing what mainstream Islam is doing to Christians all over the world.”

    Christians Being Ritually Murdered in Muslim Slaughterhouses
    Read more at http://eaglerising.com/5239/christians-ritually-murdered-muslim-slaughterhouses/#5FjPjKOdJhoHU50q.99

  4. http://m.godtube.com/watch/?v=WG7WKPNX

    get out the kleenex, dudes too. Ain’t that the truth!

  5. Knight4GFC says:

    “Political correctness (PC) operates in much the same fashion. It is in place to ensure conformity to the prescribed expressions and lifestyles dictated by the elites.”

    The Insidious Effect of Political Correctness
    http://www.conservativeinfidel.com/uncategorized/insidious-effect-political-correctness/

  6. Knight4GFC says:

    “On March 14, Downtrend covered the case of Dimitrios Karras, owner of gun retailer Ares Armor in California. The ATF allegedly demanded that he hand over a list of 5,000 customers who purchased an 80 percent lower receiver, which is the base of an AR-15. He ultimately requested a temporary restraining order to prevent a raid and a judge granted it.

    But no puny judge is going to stop the ATF from violating your privacy and Second Amendment rights.” Read more here: http://www.conservativeinfidel.com/u-s-politics/atf-raids-gun-retailer-refused-hand-customer-list-violation-restraining-order/

  7. Knight4GFC says:

    (Video- strong language) Don’t Pretend to be a Ranger or this is what will happen!
    http://www.conservativeinfidel.com/veterans/dont-pretend-ranger-will-happen/

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