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David Connor
Google your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. -Mark Twain (sort of).
Google your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. -Mark Twain (sort of).

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This is a short trailer but it gave me a small insight into what Cherry Blossom means to the Japanese people.
The 2011 tsunami made Cherry Blossom all the more important to that magnificent nation.
Cherry trees are in bloom in many places around the world. We could learn much from the Japanese.

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On December 24th, 1968, the Apollo 8 astronauts had an unique chance to view the Earth from a completely different perspective, most specifically, Earthrise from lunar orbit. This perspective creates a humbling appreciation for our pale blue dot, as...



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Strange stranger danger!
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The Easter Prankster Bunny.
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Oh yeah, like this is going to have a happy ending.
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This is a gut buster. Jimmy's lead up is great but go to 4:15 mark for the real United Airlines knock out punch.

How did they make this ad so quickly?
p.s. Doctor Dragged-offed was "Involuntarily Disembarked"

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USS Porter and USS Ross fired 59 Tomahawk cruise missile at a Syrian airbase.
I like these ships a lot. Nice lines. Lethal.
Specifications here are followed by three photos.
Arleigh Burke-class destroyer

USS Arleigh Burke in the Chesapeake Bay in 2013

Class overview
Name: Arleigh Burke class
Operators: United States Navy

Preceded by: Kidd class

Succeeded by: Zumwalt class

Cost: US$1.843 billion (DDG 114–116, FY2011/12)[1]

Built: 1988–present
Building: 3
Planned: 76[2]

Completed: 66
Active: 62
General characteristics
Type: Guided missile destroyer

Displacement: • Fully loaded:
• Flight I: 8,315 t (8,184 long tons; 9,166 short tons)
• Flight II: 8,400 t (8,300 long tons; 9,300 short tons)
• Flight IIA: 9,200 t (9,100 long tons; 10,100 short tons)
• Flight III: 9,800 t (9,600 long tons; 10,800 short tons)[3]

Length: • Flights I and II: 505 ft (154 m)
• Flight IIA: 509 ft (155 m)
Beam: 66 ft (20 m)
Draft: 30.5 ft (9.3 m)
Installed power: 3 × Allison AG9140 Generators (2,500 kW each, 440 V)
Propulsion: • 4 × General Electric LM2500 gas turbines each generating 26,250 bhp (19,570 kW);[4]
• coupled to two shafts, each driving a five-bladed reversible controllable-pitch propeller;
• Total output: 105,000 bhp (78,000 kW)
Speed: In excess of 30 kn (56 km/h; 35 mph)

Range: 4,400 nmi (8,100 km) at 20 kn (37 km/h; 23 mph)
Boats & landing
craft carried: 2 × rigid hull inflatable boats

Complement: • Flight I: 303 total[5]
• Flight IIA: 23 officers, 300 enlisted[5]

Sensors and
processing systems: • AN/SPY-1D 3D Radar
• AN/SPS-67(V)2 Surface Search Radar
• AN/SPS-73(V)12 Surface Search Radar
• AN/SPG-62 Fire Control Radar
• AN/SQS-53C Sonar Array
• AN/SQR-19 Tactical Towed Array Sonar
• AN/SQQ-28 LAMPS III Shipboard System
Electronic warfare
& decoys: • AN/SLQ-32(V)2 Electronic Warfare System
• AN/SLQ-25 Nixie Torpedo Countermeasures
• MK 36 MOD 12 Decoy Launching System
• AN/SLQ-39 CHAFF Buoys
Armament: • Missiles:

o Flight I: 90 cell Mk 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS)
o Flights II and IIA: 96 cell Mk 41 VLS
 Tomahawk cruise missile
 RIM-66M Standard medium range SAM (has an ASuW mode)[citation needed]
 RIM-161 Standard Ballistic missile defense missile for Aegis BMD (15 ships as of March 2009[6])
 RIM-162 ESSM (4 per cell) SAM (DDG-79 onward)
 RUM-139 Vertical Launch ASROC
 RIM-174A Standard ERAM added in 2011
o 2 × Mk 141 Harpoon Missile Launcher SSM (not in Flight IIA units)[7]
• Guns:

o 1 × 5-inch (127-mm)/54 Mk-45 Mod 1/2 (lightweight gun) (DDG-51 to -80); or
• 1 × 5-inch (127-mm)/62 Mk-45 mod 4 (lightweight gun) (DDG-81 onwards)

o 2 × (DDG-51 to -84); or
• 1 × (DDG-85 onwards) 20 mm Phalanx CIWS

o 2 × 25 mm M242 Bushmaster cannons
• Torpedoes:

o 2 × Mark 32 triple torpedo tubes (six Mk-46 or Mk-50 torpedoes, Mk-54 in the near future)
Aircraft carried: • Flights I and II: None
• Flight IIA onwards: up to two MH-60R Seahawk LAMPS III helicopters

Aviation facilities: • Flights I and II: Flight deck only, but LAMPS III electronics installed on landing deck for coordinated DDG-51/helo ASW operations
• Flight IIA onwards: Flight deck and enclosed hangars for two MH-60R LAMPS III helicop

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If Kim Jong-Un does send the big one over, have the proper mask. Plus nobody wants to be locked in a fallout shelter for 35 years with a frigging clown
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