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A German Retirement Community Did A Calendar Where Seniors Amazingly Recreated Famous Movie Scenes

This is very cool:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/a-german-retirement-community-did-a-calendar-where-seniors-a
Posted by Suburban Warrior | Wed Jan 22, 2014, 09:04 PM (6 replies)

For my fellow DU aviators (Aspen Crash Update)

New video from five airport cameras capture different angles of the Challenger jet crash at KASE earlier this month. The video from camera five shows the jet hit the runway hard, bounce back in the air about thirty feet, and then crash to the runway.

GRAPHIC VIDEO WARNING:

Posted by Suburban Warrior | Wed Jan 22, 2014, 07:12 PM (2 replies)

Congress throws Boeing a lifeline for Super Hornet

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

WASHINGTON

Congress has given Boeing's Super Hornet fighter jet a lifeline, at least for now.

The omnibus federal spending measure contains a down payment of $75 million for 22 of the fighters that the Navy didn't request.

The funding, signed into law on Jan. 17, will prod Navy officials to decide this year whether to spend as much as $2 billion for the unplanned planes as a hedge against delays of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

At stake is Boeing's staying power as a producer of fighter jets alongside Bethesda, Md.-based Lockheed Martin Corp., which builds the F-35 for the Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force. Any additional orders from the Navy could serve as a buffer as Boeing works to attract new customers in Europe, the Middle East and Canada.

Read more: http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/congress-throws-boeing-a-lifeline-for-super-hornet-fighter/article_bba621ca-e19e-5e22-8597-473bce6b7f9f.html
Posted by Suburban Warrior | Wed Jan 22, 2014, 06:37 PM (5 replies)

Southwest Jet Bound for Branson Lands at Wrong Airport

Source: KSPR

BRANSON, Mo.

A Southwest Airlines flight, bound for Branson Airport lands at M. Graham Clark Airport, just eight miles away.

A Southwest Airlines official says there were 124 passengers on the plane.

No one was injured, but passengers tell KSPR News the runway is too short to allow for a safe takeoff. There is a steep drop off at both ends of the runway that is near College of the Ozarks and the 737 came dangerously close to tumbling off.

Passengers report the pilot had to break hard to prevent going over the edge and they could smell burning rubber inside the plane as a result.

Read more: http://www.kspr.com/news/local/southwest-jet-bound-for-branson-lands-at-wrong-airport/-/21051620/23895590/-/n08v03/-/index.html
Posted by Suburban Warrior | Mon Jan 13, 2014, 12:45 AM (63 replies)

Kelly: Assemblyman says order for GWB traffic tie-up came from outside Port Authority

Source: NorthJersey.com

The George Washington Bridge lane closures that led to paralyzing gridlock in Fort Lee this past September were ordered by someone outside the Port Authority and possibly for “an improper motive,” said the state lawmaker leading the investigation into whether the closings were politically motivated.

“There are documents that we’ve received that would indicate that there was somebody else who initiated this,” said Assemblyman John Wisniewski. “There are words that are used that would imply an improper motive.”

Wisniewski, who has scheduled more hearings next week in Trenton on the controversy in his role as chairman of the Assembly Transportation Committee, declined to say who those other officials might be or what their motives were.

But he left little doubt that he planned to take a closer look at Governor Christie and his staff of political operatives. The governor jointly steers the Port Authority with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, appointing its top executives and commissioners.



Read more: http://www.northjersey.com/columnists/kelly/Kelly_Assemblyman_says_order_for_GWB_traffic_tieup_came_from_outside_Port_Authority.html?page=all



Drip...Drip...Drip
Posted by Suburban Warrior | Thu Jan 2, 2014, 05:16 AM (11 replies)

The Facts About Benghazi - NY Times Editorial

An exhaustive investigation by The Times goes a long way toward resolving any nagging doubts about what precipitated the attack on the United States mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

The report by David Kirkpatrick, The Times’s Cairo bureau chief, and his team turned up no evidence that Al Qaeda or another international terrorist group had any role in the assault, as Republicans have insisted without proof for more than a year. The report concluded that the attack was led by fighters who had benefited directly from NATO’s air power and other support during the uprising against Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi and that it was fueled, in large part, by anger at an American-made video denigrating Islam.

In a rational world, that would settle the dispute over Benghazi, which has further poisoned the poisonous political discourse in Washington and kept Republicans and Democrats from working cooperatively on myriad challenges, including how best to help Libyans stabilize their country and build a democracy. But Republicans long ago abandoned common sense and good judgment in pursuit of conspiracy-mongering and an obsessive effort to discredit President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who may run for president in 2016.

On the Sunday talk shows, Representatives Mike Rogers and Darrell Issa, two Republicans who are some of the administration’s most relentless critics of this issue, dismissed The Times’s investigation and continued to press their own version of reality on Benghazi.

More...
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/31/opinion/the-facts-about-benghazi.html?_r=2&
Posted by Suburban Warrior | Wed Jan 1, 2014, 10:50 PM (1 replies)
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