Evelyn Beatrice Hall, who wrote under the pseudonym S.G. Tallentyre, was an English writer best known for her biography of Voltaire with the title The Friends of Voltaire, which she completed in 1906. Hall wrote the phrase: "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it," which is often misattributed to Voltaire himself, as an illustration of Voltaire's beliefs in her biography on him. Hall's quote is often cited to describe the principle of freedom of speech.
With hat in mind, I'd like to take a minute to point out some pinheaded kid in Austin. Now with any sort of political rally, of course the American Flag is going to get involved. Sometimes nice, like whoo hoo Go-USA; sometimes bad like, our America is in trouble so here's our Flag upside down as a sign of distress. The latter of which I can't stand, by the say. Your elected officials not doing what you want does not warrant a call for distress in such a manner. So while I honestly have no problem with someone protesting with a mock flag suck as this, I really, really, really, really have a huge problem with someone doing this. Listen, I'm all for assembling and protesting and making your voice heard; but there's absolutely no reason to treat the Flag with such disrespect. And as I had commented to someone earlier, 99.9% of me wants to fly down to Austin, just so I can kick this kid in the balls for defacing a Flag. The other 0.1% says, misguided and disrespectful as this young kid may be, at least he's taking an interest in what's going on in the world around him.
God, do I love Facebook. The perfect convergence of cheap digital cameras and cheap exhibitionist women, all for our benefit. Glorious.
According to The New York Post, America already owes China so much money that China can destroy our economy whenever it wants. So if you're reading this from inside the United States, we hope you like the taste of steamroller, because you and everything you love is about to get steamrolled by China's economic steamroller. And thanks to the gap between Chinese super students and America's bumper crop of dumbasses, Americans probably need to be told that China's economy isn't an actual steamroller. The media tends to portray America like China's deadbeat brother-in-law who keeps borrowing money and promising he's good for it. But the truth is that China is far more dependent on the U.S. than the other way around. If they decided to pull the rug out from under the U.S., they'd be pulling it out from under their own economy. As for China's educational superiority, it's definitely true that China kicks America's ass in educating its children, and they even produce more college graduates than America. It's just that their colleges suck. One Chinese professor said that the average Chinese engineering graduate may not know more than a typical auto mechanic.
Ernie I know how much you love anything zombie. Thought you might get a kick out of this. Local hardware store is touting zombie preparedness for the Halloween season. (from lots of people, but DemoDave was first)
A necktie is a long piece of cloth worn for decorative purposes around the neck or shoulders, resting under the shirt collar and knotted at the throat. Variants include the ascot tie, bow tie, bolo tie, and the clip-on tie. The modern necktie, ascot, and bow tie are descended from the cravat. Neck ties are generally unsized, but may be available in a longer size. Men and boys wear neckties as part of regular office attire or formal wear. Neckties can also be worn as part of a uniform, whereas some choose to wear them as everyday clothing attire. Neckties are traditionally worn with the top shirt button fastened, and the tie knot resting comfortably between the collar points. However, it has become common in recent times for neckties to be worn as a casual item, tied loosely around the neck, nearly always with one or several buttons unfastened.
No G.I. Joe fan will argue that the classic, snow-white, Cobra ninja, Stormshadow is not one of the greatest characters ever created for a toy line. So it stands to reason why collector's balked at the new redesign of the evil master of martial arts. His costume was the first red flag, as its ridiculous red trim and arbitrary Cobra symbol over the face seemed to steal something away from the usual starkness of this normally sinister character. It was like crossing Stormshadow with Ronald McDonald, and fans, although many bought the figure, weren't buying the new look.
Baldness implies partial or complete lack of hair and can be understood as part of the wider topic of "hair thinning". The degree and pattern of baldness can vary greatly, but its most common cause is male and female pattern baldness, also known as androgenic alopecia, alopecia androgenetica or alopecia seborrheica – an alternative term used primarily in Europe. More than 95% of hair thinning in men is defined as male pattern baldness, or androgenetic alopecia. Male pattern baldness is characterized by hair receding from the lateral sides of the forehead (known as a "receding hairline") and/or a thinning crown. Both become more pronounced until they eventually meet, leaving a horseshoe-shaped ring of hair around the back of the head.
From the Galloping Ghost airshow accident a couple weeks back... Rick
Ok... here's the skinny on the accident.... A P-51 normally has two trim tabs.. one on each elevator... this one had one and other one was fixed in place.. He was warned about the forces being put on that one tab. It failed.. He had at least a 10G load when the plane pitched up from the loss of the trim tab and he went "nighty night" and probably never woke up. The telemetry downloaded from Galloping Ghost revealed an 11g pull-up, fuel flow interrupted on the way up, and then the engine restarted when fuel flow resumed at the top of the arc. The aircraft was making 105 inches of Manifold Pressure on the way down.
Here's another “theory” of the crash from experienced racers. In 1989 this type of thing happened to another pilot but he lived to tell the story. When flying a P-51 at 450+mph you need to have full nose down trim to keep the plane level. The elevator trim tab broke off and the aircraft immediately went in to a 10G climb, confirmed by the G-meter. The pilot came to, from the sudden blackout and realized he had slipped through the shoulder harness and was looking at the floor of the airplane. He was able to reach the throttle and pull it back to slow down and was able to recover and land.
Photo one is the airplane taxiing, note the pilots head in the canopy.
Fast forward to 2011. Photo two is typical oil canning as a result of the tremendous torque these engines put out at high power.
Photo three is a photo of GG upside down with a missing elevator trim tab. Note all you see is the back of the pilots head indicating he is being forced down in the cockpit.
Photo four is a view of the left side nose down with the tail wheel extended and no view of the pilot. The tail wheel is held up by hydraulics only with no mechanical uplock, thus indicating a high G-force causing it to extend.
Photos five and six are from the left side prior to impact, note no view of the pilot and the tail wheel extended.
Photo seven is the debris just after the crash. To the right of center above the crowd it appears to be the wing with the leading edge down. A friend of mine was supposed to be there but didn't go and he has several friends in the hospital right now. The people were mostly hit by chunks of concrete, asphalt and aircraft debris. They were also hurt by the trampling of people getting out of the way.
It is tough to come up with a theme for a gallery that can incorporate both Thanksgiving and sexy females. The best we could come up with was the sexiest legs in sports -- don't worry I mean less like this, and more like this. And what does this have to do with Thanksgiving you ask? Simple! Much like turkeys, sometimes the most underrated part of a female's body is her legs. I guess we may be stretching that idea just a bit, but I'm sure that won't stop you from checking out these pictures.
El Caminito del Rey is a walkway, now fallen into disrepair, pinned along the steep walls of a narrow gorge in El Chorro, near Álora in the province of Málaga, Spain. he walkway is one meter (3 feet and 3 inches) in width, and rises over 100 meters (350 feet) above the river below. Constructed of concrete resting on steel rails supported by stanchions at around 45 degrees into the rock face, it is currently in a highly deteriorated state and there are numerous sections where part or all of the concrete top has collapsed. The result is large open air gaps that are bridged only by narrow steel beams or other support fixtures. Very few of the original handrails exist but a safety-wire runs the length of the path. Several people have lost their lives on the walkway in recent years and after two fatal accidents in 1999 and 2000, the local government closed both entrances.
Also, does anyone know what brand convertible car is only one seat wide? Something European, maybe?
11 celebs relive their worst dates of all time
top 10 pole dancing fails - lizard lick towing: shank to the stomach
old and busted: honey badger don't care. the new hotness: neither does the antelope.