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This is required reading and no mistake.

I'm no academic but the signs have been on the wall for some time, at least since the fall of the USSR/Gulf War 1 period.
 
It seems we’re entering another of those stupid seasons humans impose on themselves at fairly regular intervals.
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+Robert Pratt I'm with +jeff fearnow on this whole Jennifer Lawrence angle.
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That's right Billo. Make it into a racial thing. This is simply irresponsible journalism and Fox is notorious for this because it appeals to their watchers.

When it comes to a Republican/racist, everything that they do or say is based out of fear.
Fear is the driving force in every decision that they make.

The Republicans have many fears, but none is greater then becoming the minority in the United States. A situation where they lose power. Will no longer be in control. Laws will no longer be shaped around their hidden agendas.

Everything that you see in today's news is about this fear that The Republicans have.

Just listen very closely to Donald Trump. "Make America Great Again!"
The Tea Party!
(T)aking
(E)xtreme
(A)ction every since a black President has been in office.
Fox Cable News! The Republican propaganda fear machine. How any one of color or is against them.

Understanding what the root of the problem is, will only allow us to fight the problem more effectively.

Always remember!
Their fear of becoming the minority is hidden in every topic that you see in the news. This is their number one concern.
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You mean because some white voters like you are racists, Bill. I wonder....how long before Murdoch fires you, Hannity and the rest of the misinformers.
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Vengeance is ours
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This is a simplification of an actual quote from a speech by Lincoln titled "The Perpetuation of Our Political Institutions", known as the Lyceum Address based on the location of its giving.

http://www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/lincoln/speeches/lyceum.htm
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Your move, (everywhere else).
 
Awesome! Can't wait! East Coast Greenway, FTW! Bike! Bike! Bike! Bike! Bike! =D

H/T: Simon (via private share).

#cycling #bucketlist #PazzoCiclista #ShutUpSpine
Stop and smell the roses or grab some food or chat with locals on the nation's longest greenway. Soon, traveling from Florida to Maine and back won't require a car.East Coast Greenway AllianceThe East Coast Greenway will stretch from Calais, Maine, to Key West, Florida, a 2,900-mile distance. The pr...
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who needs a plane or a car when you can do nothing but pedal for a few weeks if you need to get down to miami?
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The World’s Best Aircraft-Killer Missile is Now in Service (And Its Not American)

Robert Beckhusen July 23, 2016
The technical details of air-to-air missiles are extremely complicated, but the concept is simple — destroy your target before the target destroys you.

One way to improve the odds is to add an air-breathing ramjet engine to give the weapon a boost. That’s the design philosophy behind the Meteor, a 419-pound rail-launched MiG killer which entered service for the first time with the Swedish air force on July 11.

Stockholm’s agile, delta-wing Gripen fighters carry the missiles.

“The Swedish air force is now in its Initial Operational Capability phase with the Meteor,” Swedish air force chief Maj. Gen. Mats Helgesson said. “The Meteor missile is the most lethal radar-guided missile in operational service.”

Meteor’s exact specifications are classified, and it being the best in the world is debatable. But it’s not unreasonable — and that’s because of the missile’s ramjet.

Here’s how it works. A conventional solid-fuel booster accelerates the Meteor after launch, like most air-to-air missiles. But while roaring through the air, the missile opens up a chute, allowing air to rush into the engine, which heats up the oxygen and propels the supersonic missile to Mach 4.

Not only that, the missile can adjust how much oxygen it breathes, conserving energy during the coast phase, only to take a deep breath in the final moments before hitting a target.

The result is that if a targeted plane tries to dodge out of the way, Meteor can overcome it by summoning more thrust, and thus more maneuverability, during those precious few seconds.

Precisely how far the Meteor can go is the big question.

International arms consortiums and governments do not like to openly advertise the specific capabilities of their weapons. That’s especially the case with high-tech ramjets, and all the more because Russia and China are developing their own versions to compete with Meteor.

We do know that one test off Scotland sent the missile “well in excess of 100 kilometers,” an MBDA engineer told AINonline. The firm has boasted of a “no-escape zone” three times that of the U.S.-made AIM-120 AMRAAM — likewise classified.

The no-escape zone is an aerial combat term for a cone-shaped area — determined by the missile’s capabilities — from where a targeted aircraft cannot escape solely using its own maneuverability. Countermeasures and spoofing is a last resort, but otherwise the aircraft has a high probability of getting toasted.

Range and speed is all well and good. But Meteor also needs to home in on a target for the shot to count. For this, Meteor has a datalink connecting its guidance system to the fighter and its more powerful, longer-range sensors.

Meteor is strongly associated with Sweden, although it’s very much a broader European project with the missile conglomerate MBDA working as the manufacturer. Sweden is the first country to make the Meteor operational, but Britain, Italy, Spain, Germany and France are next.

Germany, Spain and Britain intend to equip Meteors on their Eurofighter Typhoons. France will get the missiles for its Rafales. F-35 Joint Strike Fighters could follow.

That Sweden has high-tech missiles might seem unusual.

The country is neutral, and its air force hasn’t fired a shot in anger since the Congo crisis in the early 1960s. But Sweden is a major weapons exporter — the 12th largest according to 2014 data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

Sweden works closely with the NATO alliance during military exercises. And in May, the Swedish parliament ratified an agreement allowing NATO more room to conduct exercises in the country.

The reason is clearly Russia, which has repeatedly violated Sweden’s airspace and carried out simulated nuclear attack runs on the country. Although greater cooperation with the alliance is controversial within Sweden.

MBDA designed the Meteor to work with the F-35. But as of now, the Block 4 software needed to fire it from the stealth jet isn’t available — and won’t be until the early 2020s in the best case scenario. In May 2016, the U.S. Government Accountability Office warned that the F-35’s software’s “cost, schedule and performance goals” were at risk.

By the time the Pentagon sorts that out, the Meteor will have served for years … with the Gripen.
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I used to bullseye womprats in my T16 back home.
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Darn you +Paul Beakley​- I'm reading The Algebraist https://g.co/kgs/O7giE8

I must have been in an even pissier mood when i tried reading this the first time- this is such classic Banks and a pleasure to read.

RIP Mr Banks. 
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It's my favorite not-Culture! With Transitions a very close second.
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looking to game, ride and write, not always in that order
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I have an A&P cerificate. I can work on my own bikes (pedal and motor). I don't grow hair well. I'm a middling intermediate mountain bike rider. I'm a intermediate/advanced motorcyclist. I can hit targets with firearms. I am not small but can sneak.
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  • HFE International
    Senior Mechanic, 2014 - present
    I work on small motors for little planes with no people on them.
  • Tucson Proving Grounds
    Instrument Technician, 103111 - 2014
  • schletter
    Sales Puke, 50110 - 2011
  • University of Arizona
    Mechanic
    Worked on with and around telescopes on Kitt Peak and Mt Lemmon. Miss it muchly in hindsight.
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san diego, ca - Montpelier, VT - Norwich, VT - Westminster, CO - Marana, AZ
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This is the right Jeff if you were looking for a guy who grew up in San Diego, then REALLY grew up in Vermont and then became a kid again in Colorado and now has a wife and kids in Arizona (with whom he lives, natch).

And whom really never outgrew run-on sentences.
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Married to a Certified Awesomeness, Dad to two little Awesomes who rock my world daily (Caeli and Zach)
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  • Patrick Henry High School
    1980 - 1983
  • Colorado Aerotech
    Aviation Maintenance, 1998 - 2000
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Moto Guild Expands DIY Motorcycle Shop Network
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Honda, Give Us the CRF250 Rally Already
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Ride in Peace, Michael Czysz
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Sunshine - Robin McKinley - Google Books
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The Eye that Looks Ahead to the Safe Course is Closed Forever....
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Bell Super 2R Mips Star Wars Helmet
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LTD-Edition Bell Super 2R MIPS Star Wars Helmet May the Force Be with you. Protective MIPS force, that is. They say pictures are worth a tho

Witch of Salem
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Step back to early 20th Century New England. Here, the horrible "Great Old Ones" mysterious inhabitants of a dark, unfathomable void-seek en

Panama Laundry Detergent Magazine Advertisement (1976)
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Shimano. The giant, angry, blue smurf that's dismantling the cycling ind...
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Some Thoughts on the Husqvarna Vitpilen 701
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Christian Values
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Governments have always invoked religion to deflect criticism away from or justify questionable political agendas. Not unlike terrorists. In

White dwarf with almost pure oxygen atmosphere discovered
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A trio of researchers, two with the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul and the other with Universität Kiel has discovered something ver

Researcher links mass extinctions to 'Planet X'
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Periodic mass extinctions on Earth, as indicated in the global fossil record, could be linked to a suspected ninth planet, according to rese

Officially done with Kent's. They've always been challenging to deal with but sometimes you'd find the tool you needed. Now they've become an abrasive yardsale of increasingly irrelevant crap. It's too bad someone with a brain couldn't open such a place, but after 14 years of going in there, no more.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Fine little shop, great location. Did a stand-up job on my new-to-me full suspension bike and treated me fairly and honestly. Hard to ask for much more.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
i wonder if their chain HQ knows that nobody answers the phone on Saturdays? earnest but poorly informed staff make it hit or miss. their guarantees sound nice- haven't tested them though. usually worth a walk to the bookmans sports next door.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Was weird and exciting to be able to eat anything on offer, but having eaten there with my family now I feel no urge to do so ever again. Pretty presentation of unseasoned food with the aura of something you might find at any slapdash diner who never expects to see you again. Sadly, that last part is truer than I'd hoped: glad that someone took up the idea of all gluten free, but wish that they'd checked the assumption that gluten free meant 'boring' at the door. Disappointed.
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Public - 4 years ago
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OAM started out very good, at least in theory. Practice became harder over time and between their apparently misguided foray into full maintenance services and the intangible stench of 'hipster' and 'bro' throughout the shop they have become the very thing they professed to disdain. Altogether sad. I might buy lube or something from them in future, but probably not tires and certainly not service of any kind.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
They do flavors amazingly well, though I'm partial to their pureed garlic on the side (makes ANYTHING AWESOME). The sampler plate is an excellent intro, and the chicken Schwarma is a great standby/all around taste treat. Lots of food per order too.
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
Hella noisy and chaotic but maybe that's the true roadhouse experience. The kids loved it and our food was inexpensive and tasty.
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago