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by JLawson
Thu May 01, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Plane is in Pakistan?
Replies: 112
Views: 11043

Re: The Plane is in Pakistan?

Man, I hate it when IE eats a reply. (Hope it hurt going down...) Anyway, your points... 1. Charter vs theft: A paper trail that can lead to Saudi wouldn't be acceptable. You think nobody would mind if a chartered plane suddenly went all nuclear? That it wouldn't be backtracked, and the people fundi...
by JLawson
Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Plane is in Pakistan?
Replies: 112
Views: 11043

Re: The Plane is in Pakistan?

Nuking Israel for example, even if it was an air burst at 20k feet that didn't do a LOT of damage, would be a magnificent thing in their eyes. Till Israel turned them into a windswept glassy plane which glows blue in the dark. That's the tactical and strategic failure on their part. It's STILL a pr...
by JLawson
Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: If this turns out to be true...
Replies: 22
Views: 3556

Re: If this turns out to be true...

:D here is a study http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/legal-pot/marijuana-re-shapes-brains-users-study-claims-n81126 now they did not say what the effects were, just that it warped the brain. Great. I had a hard enough time stuffing my brain into its cavity as it was. If it gets warped, I'm going to ...
by JLawson
Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Plane is in Pakistan?
Replies: 112
Views: 11043

Re: The Plane is in Pakistan?

Buying a used airliner isn't a low-visibility task, and there's plenty of paperwork attached to it - which makes it hard to (a) hide who's really doing it and (b) who's really paying for it. It might be easier (with a disaffected pilot) to steal the plane. Smuggle a gun on board, kill the co-pilot,...
by JLawson
Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Plane is in Pakistan?
Replies: 112
Views: 11043

Re: The Plane is in Pakistan?

If I were a terrorist looking to use a plane for a bomb, I'd consider buying an airliner destined for the boneyard. OSC bought their L-1011, used to launch Pegasus and Pegasus XL, for about half what a Beach A-36 Bonanza costs new. And I'd want a cargo plane. All theories as to what happened to thi...
by JLawson
Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bill Nye versus Ken Hamm debate (Feb4,2014)
Replies: 31
Views: 3606

Re: Bill Nye versus Ken Hamm debate (Feb4,2014)

I'm of the opinion that God sneezed - (Big Bang) and has been laughing ever since. :lol:
by JLawson
Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Legalizing drugs discussion thread #42.
Replies: 5
Views: 1173

Re: Legalizing drugs discussion thread #42.

Diogenes wrote:Because the answer is "42."


"How many roads must a man walk down?"

(Apologies to Douglas Adams...)
by JLawson
Fri Dec 20, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: If we had just kept the F-22 production line funded...
Replies: 343
Views: 45586

Re: If we had just kept the F-22 production line funded...

I've heard something about the new air to air combat doctrine being based on firing the kill shot before getting close enough for the enemy to see you on radar. In such a battle plan you don't need superior agility. I'm also reminded that no battle plan survives contact with the enemy. F-35's not a...
by JLawson
Fri Dec 20, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: If we had just kept the F-22 production line funded...
Replies: 343
Views: 45586

Re: If we had just kept the F-22 production line funded...

Can the F-35 Win a Dogfight? In the aftermath of the F-22's cancellation, the Air Force was forced to alter its plans and press-gang the F-35—originally meant as a ground-attack aircraft—into service as an air-to-air fighter. It was the only way for the flying branch to keep enough dogfighters in t...
by JLawson
Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why The Collectivists Are Wrong
Replies: 5
Views: 1135

Re: Why The Collectivists Are Wrong

Worse, the club of rome model doesn't ignore technology, it gets it backwards assuming adverse impact as a product of economic output times technology. In reality technology represents more options, allowing better efficiency and use of otherwise useless resources, delivering more prosperity for th...
by JLawson
Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sapce suit you can just wear
Replies: 30
Views: 5784

Re: Sapce suit you can just wear

As with engineering in general, there are tradeoffs. One liability of a mechanical counter-pressure suit is the need for a fairly exacting fit. With pressure suites it is possible to fit a range of people with a limited selection of sizes, but movable joints become difficult. Wondering how much vac...
by JLawson
Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is Communism Reversible?
Replies: 16
Views: 2027

Re: Is Communism Reversible?

The old saw was that if you were under 25 and you weren't you had no heart, but if you were over 35 and you were you had no brain, so I guess your covered both ways. Me, I finally figured out both sides in all debates were set up by the same oligarchs, divide and conquer. Won't say you're wrong the...
by JLawson
Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Unintended Consequneces?
Replies: 16
Views: 3244

Re: Unintended Consequneces?

Not to worry, they will gerrymander this thing all over the crony world, this is just to give them an excuse to slip their pals through the door this exception will make. Cynics are required to understand the mentality of these politicians. I'm starting to think it's impossible to be adequately cyn...
by JLawson
Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Coal ash contains 13 times more Thorium Energy than Coal?
Replies: 7
Views: 1158

Re: Coal ash contains 13 times more Thorium Energy than Coal

A melt-down isn't a "reasonably operating nuclear facility". But actually, it should include a meltdown, just not a dispersive hydrogen explosion. Besides, meltdowns are usually caused by something going stupidly wrong (as in Chernobyl and TMI) or catastrophically wrong (such as Fukushima...
by JLawson
Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Libertarians Are Coming
Replies: 86
Views: 19970

Re: The Libertarians Are Coming

Providing perverse incentives with recursive bad consequences should not be a function of government. And if government restricted itself like this in reality, would you still want to control what other people do in their bedroom? I'll be honest - I don't know anyone who particularly cares what som...

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