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Hard Landing - "Pride Of China" Fighter Jet Nosedives Into Field During Airshow

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A few days ago we brought you the delightful Chinese boat launch straight into the river bottom. Today, we observe the curious case of the JH-7 "Flying Leopard" which during an exhibition airshow decided to show just how effective gravity is at combating those pesky "highly reliable license-built Spey Mk202 engines" which as the AP reports were "considered unlikely that both would have stalled at the same time"...They stalled. "The Chinese-made JH-7 entered service in 2004 and is a mainstay of the country's air force and naval aviation, with more than 100 built." Also, how do you spell oops in Mandarin? "China rarely released information about military accidents, but the public nature of the crash and the rapid spread of images of it happening on the Internet made it impossible to keep secret." Yeah, sorry about that. Next: we can't wait to see the official launch of the first (and only) Chinese aircraft carrier.

h/t Manal

 

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Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:17 | 1773739 Divided States ...
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Sum Ting Wong?

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:19 | 1773751 krispkritter
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"The pirot ejacurated safry"...

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:23 | 1773766 i-dog
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a-aaaand ... it's gone!

They'll have to rename it the JH-7 Falling Leopard.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:23 | 1773786 Bananamerican
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on behalf of my 6 year old, action figure loving, son... I'd just like to say to China, "karma is a BITCH!"

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:45 | 1773917 idea_hamster
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Interestingly, the name, 'Flying Leopard' is a homonym for 'Flying Explosion' -- both are (pinyin) fei1 bao4.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:51 | 1773951 Taterboy
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Now renamed "Leopard Spot"

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 12:21 | 1774099 HoofHearted
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First the official ship and now a plane?

"looks like I picked the wrong week to ride in anything the Chinese make..."

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 12:26 | 1774128 Pure Evil
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Somwon mek big boo-boo.

 

I guess they're unable to get those multi-processors to network properly.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 12:28 | 1774135 wanklord
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"A few days ago we brought you the delightful Chinese boat launch straight into the river bottom. Today, we observe the curious case of the JH-7 "Flying Leopard" which during an exhibition airshow decided to show just how effective gravity is at combating those pesky "highly reliable license-built Spey Mk202 engines" which as theAP reports were "considered unlikely that both would have stalled at the same time"...They stalled. "The Chinese-made JH-7 entered service in 2004 and is a mainstay of the country's air force and naval aviation, with more than 100 built." Also, how do you spell oops in Mandarin? "China rarely released information about military accidents, but the public nature of the crash and the rapid spread of images of it happening on the Internet made it impossible to keep secret." Yeah, sorry about that. Next: we can't wait to see the official launch of the first (and only) Chinese aircraft carrier."

 

 

Typical article in which the stupid writer doesn't have a single clue about aviation accidents and tries to mock China's military capabilities - maybe this brute is so afraid of accepting the fact that People's Republic of China will become his new master pretty soon.

 

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 12:43 | 1774208 Ahmeexnal
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The Flying Pig? Ain't that a hostel in A'dam?

Wonder what China will say was the cause of the "crash".

They could come up with some silly story like...say..."Mexican cartel shoots down chinese stealth fighter jet".

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 14:16 | 1774591 Manthong
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"how do you spell oops in Mandarin? "

It is derived from two Chinese characters, one indicating surprise (Oh) and the other representing feces (shit).

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 17:41 | 1775441 Mauibrad
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Chinese engineering, bitchez.  Like that yacht a few days ago.  

And to think, America is suppose to fear a twin hull aircraft carrier from China in the near future. 

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 12:59 | 1774281 caconhma
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I did observe 3 or 4 crashes and deaths of USAF Blue Angels best pilots. It is not a big deal.

Speaking about China miracle, one must compare it with the post-WWII Japanese miracle and the Stalin's Soviet miracle in 1930s-1950s.

China "miracle" based on the Western manufacturing equipment and know-how being relocated to China to utilize their cheap slave labor force.

The real miracle will take place when China starts design and manufacture state of art technological marvels on its own. To achieve this China will have to change its culture.

Finally, a coming major collapse of the US economy will undoubtly "level" US and China military capabilities. China has money and they can start buying technology and brains all over world as the USA has done it for the last 80 years.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 13:09 | 1774324 Ahmeexnal
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A "coming major collapse" means China's "money" will be worthless.

Why would anyone accept China's FRNs and UST bonds in exchange for oil, food, resources, technology?

The only reason I could see anyone wanting China's UST and FRNs is if all toilet paper factories were located in China and China stopped exporting toilet paper, thus forcing the rest of the world to buy FRNs from them.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 13:30 | 1774410 Smiddywesson
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Soon, there won't be a China because it will break up.  Good luck finding a girlfriend Wankerlord, because the One Child policy left you with a country full of guys who are going to have no money to attract a foreign wife.  Which leads me to believe that your name is most descriptive.

Sincerly,

A typical barbarian.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 13:15 | 1774354 Freddie
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The Blue Angels are in the USN as in US Navy.  The Thunderbirds are USAF.   I have seen both more than once and they are incredible pilots.  The stuff they do is so crazy that they are asking for crashes. I do respect the pilots skills.  A total waste of money but I guess it sells military hardware for export. 

Good luck seeing the Chinese or their jets pull shit off like the Blue Angels and the Thunderbirds.   And no I am not a US military industrial complex endless war proponent.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 13:20 | 1774366 Ahmeexnal
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That means he paid hard earned bucks to attend a "USAF Blue Angels" airshow.

If he still has his entrance ticket stubs, any half assed lawyer could help him get a refund.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 14:03 | 1774555 Tsunami Wave
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I just saw a Thunderbirds show in New Mexico.. amazing stuff!

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 03:59 | 1776490 mkkby
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Stupid chinks.  Stole the wrong plans.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 13:09 | 1774329 Freddie
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No dude - you don't get it.  We hate the corruption in China like we hate it in the US and like we hate it in the EU, Iran, Wall Street - you name it.

China is a communist party kleptocracy for the elites where the shit is churned out and most of it is shit.  We have the same criminals here like Obama, the Clintons, Soros, Pelosi, Reid and the list goes on and on.  We have leftists and shitheads on the left who think China is the way.  We have a TV/Hollywood/news media that is so corrupt that we have to watch RT today on the web because the Russians at least have half truths.  ALL US TV is lies and trash.

The US military industrial complex sucks as well. I wanted to see McCain bounced from the Senate but he is a big defense contractor whore in AZ.  Scottsdale/PHX has defense plants that stretch a mile or two.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 13:19 | 1774368 PierreLegrand
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 maybe this brute is so afraid of accepting the fact that People's Republic of China will become his new master pretty soon.

Buffoonery...Communist countries can only ramp up to credible war capabilities when existentially threatened...ie Soviets WW2. The rest of the time the Soviets were pitiful creatures and the Russians were and are much more capable than the Chinese. The Chinese are so pitiful they could not manufacture their own weapons until very recently and were forced to buy pitiful Soviet weopon systems. The ONLY Soviet weapon system that was worth a fuck was the AK-47.

The fucking Chinese will never be the masters of ANYONE. Fucking hilarious...really.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 13:23 | 1774379 Smiddywesson
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Typical article in which the stupid writer doesn't have a single clue about aviation accidents and tries to mock China's military capabilities - maybe this brute is so afraid of accepting the fact that People's Republic of China will become his new master pretty soon.

"Brute?"  Not many people here use that word anymore.  Don't you mean "barbarian."  Because that's what you call us isn't it?

HA Wanker, can't stand the heat?  With all the stories about poisoned dog food, lead painted toys, buildings toppling over, high speed trains derailing, ships sinking, planes crashing, ghost cities, loan shark dodging copper gamblers, crashing real estate, and exploding banks, I can pretty much say that anyone with a mind of their own isn't too concerned about the Sheeple's Republic of Failya becoming our new masters. 

You are not even a country.  There are 292 different languages spoken by very different people with completely different ethnic and religious origins.  They are all held together at the point of a bayonet, and now that the truth is slipping out, that it was all a scam, they want out.  That's why China gave Google the boot, and that's exactly why you speak out to defend it, because China cannot afford the truth to be told.

Hey, Wanker, how's that Century of China working out for you, huh?  Not looking too good anymore is it?

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 20:39 | 1775867 Freddie
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I think most of agree that we don't hate the Chinese people just their shitty corrupt greedy commie leaders.  We recognize these fukks as the same over lord scum in Washington DC, Sacremento, CA, the EU in Brussels, Chavez, all of Africa, Putin (horrible but 10 times better than Obama).  We hate all of those MF'ers including the plus the lying news media, TV, hollywood.  We hate these leaders because they treat their people like animals.

China is all about making a buck.  Throw the farmers off their land, give them tainted blood with AIDS in rural "hosipitals and then poor bastards get infected with AIDs.  Ask for medical care and the ChiComs send in the Red Army goons to beat the sick people up.  Poison the populace, eat dogs, make junk, you name it.  I had more respect for the Japanese but we saw how their people got screwed by the Yakuza (woven all through Japanese business & govt), the govt, Tokyo Electric, GE shitty plant designs and the list goes on.  Now the poor Japanese peole are well and truly f**ked for a millenium or more.

Sad.  I get sick of hearing about China being the way with their f***king slave labor and political dissedent organ harvesting.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 01:39 | 1776411 Bananamerican
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"I think most of agree that we don't hate the Chinese people just their shitty corrupt greedy commie leaders."

and their shitty, myriad astroturfers...

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 23:02 | 1776182 Hurdy Gurdy Man
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Not broody rikery, Ching-Chong...

While China's 5% top tier students are greater in number than America's student population combined, by the time they get to grad school math they just can't come up with creative solutions and they are outclassed by Western public and private school counterparts.

Furthermore, the Chinese face-saving thing... which is what you're trying to do... makes it really, really hard to get accurate data from anywhere.  

Not saying in America business is any worse, but since is fuckn' science no matter how you cut it.

I'm glad the pilot ejected, but they'll probably wind up killing him for the disgrace he has brought upon the country... because it certainly had to be his fault, and not the system's.  

I'm glad I like the food.  China could just bomb America with bodies from airplanes and we'd have a huge problem on our hands. OTOH you guys just don't have the culture of scientific integrity to defeat us.  Solly!

 

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 23:02 | 1776183 Hurdy Gurdy Man
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Not broody rikery, Ching-Chong...

While China's 5% top tier students are greater in number than America's student population combined, by the time they get to grad school math they just can't come up with creative solutions and they are outclassed by Western public and private school counterparts.

Furthermore, the Chinese face-saving thing... which is what you're trying to do... makes it really, really hard to get accurate data from anywhere.  

Not saying in America business is any worse, but since is fuckn' science no matter how you cut it.

I'm glad the pilot ejected, but they'll probably wind up killing him for the disgrace he has brought upon the country... because it certainly had to be his fault, and not the system's.  

I'm glad I like the food.  China could just bomb America with bodies from airplanes and we'd have a huge problem on our hands. OTOH you guys just don't have the culture of scientific integrity to defeat us.  Solly!

 

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 23:02 | 1776184 Hurdy Gurdy Man
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Not broody rikery, Ching-Chong...

While China's 5% top tier students are greater in number than America's student population combined, by the time they get to grad school math they just can't come up with creative solutions and they are outclassed by Western public and private school counterparts.

Furthermore, the Chinese face-saving thing... which is what you're trying to do... makes it really, really hard to get accurate data from anywhere.  

Not saying in America business is any worse, but since is fuckn' science no matter how you cut it.

I'm glad the pilot ejected, but they'll probably wind up killing him for the disgrace he has brought upon the country... because it certainly had to be his fault, and not the system's.  

I'm glad I like the food.  China could just bomb America with bodies from airplanes and we'd have a huge problem on our hands. OTOH you guys just don't have the culture of scientific integrity to defeat us.  Solly!

 

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 09:17 | 1778610 Shooting Shark
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Okay, uh, everybody picked teams?  Right.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 12:45 | 1774231 three chord sloth
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As they said in Serenity: "Don't fly in anything with a Spey Mk202 engine... they fall right out of the sky."

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 12:27 | 1774121 wanklord
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Fri, 10/14/2011 - 12:31 | 1774138 Pure Evil
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You're definitely a lousey master-debator, but only you could dream of China being your master-bator.

Go wank off, my lord.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 15:37 | 1774933 Ima anal sphincter
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Seems to me that I saw a video last year of an "Historic Chinese Space Walk." Problem was......bubbles could be seen floating up. RIGHT ON for that one. Everything those suckers have was stolen from us. I don't EVER want another war, but if it comes down to "our shit" vs. "their shit", we have them beat. Numbers????? Look out America. I pay taxes for a strong military. Ours is second to none, but (of course) we us it to kill brown people for nothing but lies. Mr. Executioner....maybe you, I, and every other "honest" American can put that title to use. You picked the "enemy" out perfectly, but don't forget those lovely "assholes" in Europe either. They all have to go. If that would ever happen....this world could live in peace.

If these pukes DO start a war and instigate a draft...my boys won't be joining. They'll be right next to their father taking out the "true" bad people.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:52 | 1773956 nope-1004
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So the best way to bring down a Chinese fighter jet is to......

Fly it?  <Deja-vu.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 04:02 | 1776492 mkkby
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Stupid ass chinks.  Musta failed all those math classes.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 15:03 | 1774809 Spastica Rex
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Hen hao!

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 12:06 | 1774038 Sow-puncher
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So just make sure that bitch is beautiful ;)

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:24 | 1773792 trav7777
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the Cold War red threat from the Russians was so laughable...to pump China up as an existential threat for eventual war will be that much harder.

Their military and technology base is actually quite pathetic.  Potemkin country, Potemkin military.  No difference.  Shit just falls apart because everybody up and down the supply chain is a thief.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:34 | 1773846 Seer
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Yeah, just like in the US.  Patriot Missile, Star Wars, V-22 Osprey, Hummer (rolling coffins), M-16 (oh, and then there was Challenger- NASA is basically the military anyway)... and on and on...  I suspect, however, that the costs to the Chinese for their failures is a LOT lower than for the US.  Also, I doubt that China has military contracts in every fucking "district" as is the case in the US.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:45 | 1773915 YHC-FTSE
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Enjoyed the boat launch, but I'm with you on the jet crash. I've lost count of the number of times I've seen US military hardware failures including some spectacular airshow crashes on youtube. If this had happened at a US airshow, you can bet that the msm will spin this as, 'Heroic jet pilot averts disaster by crashing away from crowds', sort of thing.

The Chinese could learn a thing or two from the Americans: Never let a crash or humanitarian disaster go to waste as an opportunity to support the military industrial complex and wave the flag.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:52 | 1773961 Raynja
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At least the chinese manage to miss the grandstand.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:59 | 1773997 imapopulistnow
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Too soon.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 13:10 | 1774338 Joeman34
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Wrong, it's generally NOT military aircraft that crash at air shows - it's private pilots in private planes.  Military air show crashes are very rare.  But don't let the facts dissuade you from a well thought-out opinion...

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 13:23 | 1774378 Executioner
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"Patriotic Fervor Is To Be Rallied"

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 14:59 | 1774776 Tom Servo102
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the reason this crash is damning is evident in the video - most military/air show crashes happen in the middle of pretty extreme maneuvers which are pushing the aircraft to the edge of it's envelope.  (I've been present at a show where a pilot pulled out of a 2,000 foot dive and missed the ground by 6 feet - I thought that was cutting things a bit close)

BUT that didn't happen here.  You can see the plane flying normally when it apparently loses all power and just tumbles out of the sky.  That suggests either a severe design or maintenance problem as the culprit.  If I read correctly that this is a twin engine plane, then I would suspect something in the fuel delivery system.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 09:21 | 1778612 Shooting Shark
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I think this is a plain old fashioned power-on stall in a turn.  That means that the engines went right on working as advertised while the pil;ot put the plane in an unflyable condition.  The lift required to maintain altitude goes up something like the tangent of the bank angle, and if you're a nonce, you'll fuck it up in a low-altitude turn.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 12:42 | 1774221 trav7777
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NASA used to be the Right Stuff.

Then came diversity and groupthink and consensus.  We're incapable of doing anything now.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 12:59 | 1774279 Freddie
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NASA was good when the Germans ran it.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 13:28 | 1774402 caconhma
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If only you knew how right you are...

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 21:00 | 1775921 Freddie
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Oh I know.  Von Braun ran the show.  They would never have the AA hiring and politically correct BS.  It was Von Braun's way or the highway. Not to mention all the other Germans on his team including the guy who strapped them all in and made sure everything was correct on the pad and the capsule.  They never got the recognition they deserved.

I knew a very very bright American who worked on stuff with the shuttle and Apollo directly with Von Braun.  There would have been no space or moon program without the Germans.

Not to take away from so smart Americans at NASA and the brave and talented astronauts.  Neil Armstrong saved two missions and his life do to amazing piloting in life or death situations. The man is a major hero in my book.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 13:21 | 1774375 Freddie
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Hope fully there is a special corner in hell for Robert McNamara for pushing the M-16 on American troops during JFK/LBJs Vietnam War. 

The American stuff is largely very expensive slightly better crap than the Chinese cheap crap.  The Chinese are also not involved in 2, 3,4,5 or 6 wars with an usurper muslim fraud who gets the nobel peace prize.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 09:23 | 1778613 Shooting Shark
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Here's apoem you may like about the M-16:  http://www.winningwriters.com/contests/wergle/2005/we05_farrell.php

 

 

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:34 | 1773853 anynonmous
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Leiningen Versus the Ants

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:46 | 1773920 johny2
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30 000 nuclear weapons was laughable threat???

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 12:33 | 1774170 I did it by Occident
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Nah, it was only 45,000 warheads that the Soviets had at peak stockpile in the 1980s.  no biggie...

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 12:34 | 1774178 I did it by Occident
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Not to mention their massive bio and chemical weapon stockpiles. 

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 12:43 | 1774224 trav7777
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we had 30,000, so yes.

There was no need for all the tanks, ships, planes, Star Wars and the rest of the cold war buildup.

All those bombers were fucking useless, yet we built 1000s.  All we needed to do was build our own nukes...

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 13:06 | 1774320 Leopold B. Scotch
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They have some decent U.S. top secret tech sold to them (illegally by the terms) from the U.S.A.'s number one ally, Isreal.   The U.S. is dominant.  But China ain't no Iraq, and it's got Nukes.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 14:33 | 1774667 knukles
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Slick (Our first black president) Willie slipped 'em a load of goodies too, in exchange for campaign contributions.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 13:16 | 1774359 Executioner
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My football team is better than yours.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 13:35 | 1774437 Smiddywesson
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Their military and technology base is actually quite pathetic.  Potemkin country, Potemkin military.  No difference.  Shit just falls apart because everybody up and down the supply chain is a thief.

Go Trav go.  Sic em!

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:24 | 1773798 JP McManus
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JH-7 Frying Reopard.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:30 | 1773822 Mike2756
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Doesn't bode well for the rehabbed aircraft carrier.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:37 | 1773864 bigdumbnugly
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lol, isn't that what we saw sink into the water on its christening right here on ZH the other day?

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:36 | 1773863 seek
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+1000. This is so freaking hysterical, it had me in tears... I saw "Frying Repard" on the ZH twitter stream and wasn't sure who the source was. Bravo.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 04:08 | 1776501 mkkby
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Stupid chinks.  Stole our intentionally defective plans.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:30 | 1773817 MsCreant
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Bullish for Chinese stocks. BTFD. Catch that Falling Leopard, the bottom is in! Like the bottom of that luxury boat...

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 12:09 | 1774048 Ruffcut
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S & P, moodys and fitch still gave the landing a AA rating.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:22 | 1773778 Clueless Economist
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Maybe all those military secrets that Clinton sold to the Red Chinese for campaign donations were riddled with bugs.  Maybe that Asshat is trickier than I thought!!!

 

 

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:59 | 1774002 BORT
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Stuxnet

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 13:01 | 1774290 Freddie
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Gave the Chinese shitty versions of General Electric jet engines.  The real plans are hidden under Warren Buffet's bath tub along with his gold stash and Viagra.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 13:30 | 1774356 akak
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Official post-crash analysis: Chinese jet fighter turbine blades found to contain extraneous levels of melamine, plastic rice and a non-spec but heavy coating of lead and cadmium.  Pilot also admits that he had "a very hard time" trying to understand the operator's instruction manual.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 17:15 | 1775346 akak
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Looks like I stepped on some hypersensitive Chink's toes.  Or was it just a down-arrow from one of those paid Chinese blog trolls or spammers? 

Defending the Party and the Central Committee, one red arrow at a time!

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 17:19 | 1775358 krispkritter
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There. Happy now?

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 04:10 | 1776502 mkkby
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Yep.  And the turbine blades were thinned out and holllow titanium alloy.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 13:41 | 1774465 The Heart
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Buffet?

Isn't he the guy that just placed a billion dollar put options bet on the futures market yesterday?

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:24 | 1773790 Ira Thurby-Wright
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Oops in Chinese...

??

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 12:30 | 1774047 raki_d
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"OOPS" in mandarin is spelled "UST"
Im chinese & it costs less for me to wipe my arse with it instead.
Trust me- I use it everyday after a hard working day at the plant

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 12:36 | 1774191 Taint Boil
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Dog Nabit that bugs gets me EVERY time - I curse you to the bowels of Hell .......raki_d

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 13:36 | 1774440 Blano
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You're not the only one that has swatted at their screen because of that.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 12:13 | 1774069 kingcrab
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????

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:25 | 1773795 Iam Rich
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OMG...LOL.

Looks like they're gonna need some more copper!  This is a buy signal.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 14:06 | 1774561 Tsunami Wave
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Get to da Copper!!!!

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:44 | 1773907 LeonardoFibonacci
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Maybe the pilot ate their favoite chinese soup:  Cream of Sum yung guy!!!!

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 13:16 | 1774358 Blano
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Not just some of the best analysis on this site, but some of the best humor as well.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 13:30 | 1774407 Translational Lift
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Gravity is a Bitch.....

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 13:50 | 1774514 Translational Lift
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OT....There you go again!!

WASHINGTON (AFP)--U.S. President Barack Obama announced Friday he is deploying 100 "combat-equipped" troops to Uganda to help fight rebels of the Lord's Resistance Army, accused of the murder, rape and kidnap of thousands of people in Africa.

"These forces will act as advisors to partner forces that have the goal of removing from the battlefield Joseph Kony and other senior leadership of the LRA," Obama said, adding a small group of troops deployed Wednesday and that additional forces will deploy over the next month.

 

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Fri, 10/14/2011 - 21:05 | 1775935 Freddie
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Is this Obama War #6 or 7. I am losing count.  Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Yemen (quitly), Pakistan sort of, Uganda - what am I missing?   The military in the balkans protecting the muslim heroin smuggling from afghan-europe from those evil christian serbs.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 04:16 | 1776503 mkkby
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If they've been equipped with chink hardware, 100 troops should easily do the job.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:17 | 1773741 krispkritter
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The pilot was emulating their economy...

Parachutes Bitchez!

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:25 | 1773802 Comay Mierda
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no he studies krugman and was trying to provide stimulus to the economy. think of the new jobs that will be created by building another one of these fine aircraft

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:38 | 1773842 mayhem_korner
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Plus a newly-tilled plot of nitrogen-rich soil for a bumper rice crop!

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 13:21 | 1774373 Taterboy
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Obama: Put solar panels on this baby and I'll devote billions to this promising aircraft investment.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:18 | 1773742 Mongo
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Well at least SOMETHING is crashing these days

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 12:13 | 1774071 Ruffcut
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No, I'm going long. That was a pure BYE signal.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:18 | 1773749 dr.charlemagne
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hard landing?

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:31 | 1773829 CrashisOptimistic
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This is what happens when they refuse to pay the going rate for Brent and instead tried to fly on cow manure.

Cow manure 0, Brent . . . WTI + 28 (!!!)

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:41 | 1773892 tekhneek
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*HAWRD RANDING

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:29 | 1773753 tekhneek
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Should stick to making luxury boats... oh wait...

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:21 | 1773767 Josh Randall
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MEDIC!

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 12:31 | 1774154 Elooie
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Lloyd!

-Ari

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:21 | 1773768 DonnieD
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Will they have farmers push the aircraft carrier into the water for the launch ceremony?

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:30 | 1773826 mayhem_korner
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If they do, they'll have to wear hazmat suits, cuz once they christen that pup with a bottle-o-bubbly, it will likely gush a hi-pressure stream of Fukishima-grade goo.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:22 | 1773773 dick cheneys ghost
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puts a whole new spin on "cheap chinese products"

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:28 | 1773815 Taterboy
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I'm taking the one I bought back to Walmart.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:22 | 1773776 Jay Gould Esq.
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The PLA Air Force should watch re-runs of "The Flying Tigers." Get some visual flight time on how to bank, evade ak-ak and small arms fire, score a flight nurse -- you get the picture.

Ding hao.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:23 | 1773780 UGrev
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"Quickwy.. we need Shue to find out how de Amewikins keep der planes in da sky.. now go"

"Somebody photshorp that shit out!! shorp it out!!"

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:23 | 1773782 Unprepared
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Is this a market simulation?

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:23 | 1773784 sabra1
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would've been a great show stopper if the pilot had parachuted into the flames!

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:23 | 1773785 prains
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new mining technique....move along

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:24 | 1773789 Comay Mierda
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made in China

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:24 | 1773794 dukeland
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Glad that the pilot ejection mechanism worked properly.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 12:15 | 1774077 UGrev
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I'm always happy when my enemy safely ejects.. 0_o

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:24 | 1773796 chunga
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Pretty stealthy. Can't see it on radar? It's like it just disappeared.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:39 | 1773879 Taterboy
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New Chinese version of a "Bunker Buster".

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:25 | 1773799 Debtless
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Though entertaining, I'm not sure that this kind of incompetence is a China thing. There's a thing called the youtubes where lots of americans, and folks all over the world showcase their own stupidity in posted vids everyday. Not sure, just checking here to see that this isn't a theme of 'see how inept China is' ...not on Zerohedge - just sayin. 

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:33 | 1773839 firstdivision
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FYI, government showcasing top of line fighter jet != American white trash playing backyard wrestling. Those youtube comparisons are moot, but thanks for playing. 

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 12:13 | 1774072 NotApplicable
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Isn't moot the order of the day, now?

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 13:28 | 1774403 Freddie
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Well one of the worst dumb asses  in history was that LTC or colonel in the Air Force who did a flyby at his base in a B-52 then did a hard bank like he was a stnt pilot.  Smart move in a 50 year old plane never designed for it.

This shithead deserved the Darwin Award and got it.  The 4 kids on the crew of that B-52 did not.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E21byPXR1ek

His name was Bud Holland and he was known for pulling shit like this.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 13:48 | 1774502 Smiddywesson
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unbelieveable.  Yup, he gets a Darwin.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 13:38 | 1774451 Blano
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Please google "humor."  Thank you.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:25 | 1773800 El Gordo
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It's Bush's fault.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:25 | 1773801 swissaustrian
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It´s called "harakiri / seppuku maneuver"

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:32 | 1773834 dasein211
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Thats japanese and those people have honor, make the worlds best products and will stand in a nuclear fire if need be. Chinese dont even come close. Their best ability is their ability to counterfeit.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:41 | 1773889 dick cheneys ghost
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Correct.......communist china has one brand.........."Cheap"

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:47 | 1773927 Raymond Reason
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Ahh, when i was a kid, "Made in Japan", meant cheap crap. 

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 12:03 | 1774025 imapopulistnow
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How quicly they learned.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 04:21 | 1776511 mkkby
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Yeah, real honorable how they lied for 6 months and let their whole country drown in radiation.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:26 | 1773805 mayhem_korner
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I didn't see Rodan or Godzilla in the footage.  Oh wait, that's Japan.

Maybe they should stick to textiles.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:27 | 1773810 Flounder
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You've got it wrong.  That was a test of the ejection seat and the parachute.  Very successful.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:27 | 1773811 Racer
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But the Chinese already have an aircraft carrier that is amazing... it flies

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/11/16/flying_aircraft_carrier/

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:30 | 1773823 bigfire
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Consider that was 2006, I still wonder how they're getting that out of the lake.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:36 | 1773862 firstdivision
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LOL!  Thanks for the laugh. 

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:28 | 1773813 centerline
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Chinese are great at copying stuff (typically with inferior materials) - but innovating in these areas is really an American thing.  Russians did pretty good as well - just a different philosphy of prototyping and testing versus computation and modeling.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:33 | 1773840 Racer
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I would say it was the other way round considering the Chinese invented lots of things hundreds of years before 'America' existed in its current form

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:40 | 1773882 centerline
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Nah.  We are talking technology.  A function of the last 100 years.  Less really if we look at the acceleration in technology over this timeframe.  Realistically, they have been around, well, forever.  As opposed to the US or many other nations for that matter.  So, dial back a few centuries and we are talking about what?  Fireworks? Noodles?

Really, it was Japan who took the lessons from post WWII and applied them so well to technology.  The focus being on quality and modern manufacturing techniques.  They rocked it out quite well until they hit the economic wall.  Russia of course crumbled from within - a shiny facade with a rusty core.  

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:44 | 1773911 dwdollar
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Many of those Chinese "inventions" were copied from civilizations which perished long ago. China is good at copying the status quo and maintaining it through European and Middle Eastern dark ages. It is a great symbiotic relationship if we work together.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 12:01 | 1773993 Raymond Reason
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The US had the benefit of:

1. Bottomless research and development funds due to reserve currency status.

2. The best and brightest German and Russian scientists here for political asylum.

3.  An historic culture of honest workers, thanks to the Founding Fathers and Constitution.  

Unfortunately, we no longer have these advantages.   

*edit   rapidly pissing away these advantages.  

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:33 | 1773843 bigfire
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On any given one off military prototype, the Soviet can give American the run for its money.  They never have problem building uber prototype.  It's turning those prototype into mass production version and the actual manufacturing where they have problem.  There's a reason why most of the Soviet military technology have to be simple to be mass produced, otherwise it cannot be produced and maintain.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:34 | 1773852 centerline
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Great points.  Very true.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 13:48 | 1774501 Freddie
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I am still amazed the Russians got into space,  Their jets were supposedly made of stainless steel requiring mega engines that are thirsty.  The Russians are very clever but you are correct - mass production was the problem.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:28 | 1773814 Segestan
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Can we see one on tanks? I wanta see a Tank break down and explode.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:29 | 1773820 jcaz
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Groundbreaking technology....

 

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:32 | 1773831 junkyardjack
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This is bullish, we should be able to swing in there and kick their ass pretty easily.  China will be the 51st state, no need to tax the rich

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:38 | 1773876 tekhneek
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AH BURRISH? HERRO!!!

Kick their ass? They're kicking their own asses man. At this rate we can just rest easy.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 13:55 | 1774517 Freddie
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We elected a semi-literate muslim keyan illegal alien and CIA cut out.  His mum and Geithner's pa were lefty CIA moles at the Ford Foundation. The FF seems to take the liberal CIA spooks.

I think we are doing a good job at kicking our own asses.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:42 | 1773896 kaiserhoff
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Sorry Jack.  That would have to be the 58th state according to POTUS;)

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 13:01 | 1774291 pops
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Does that mean we'll have to get rid of six states?

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:33 | 1773836 tekhneek
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RAFF OUT ROUD

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