Mark Twain on the Jews

MARK TWAIN: THE JEWS
Harper's, September 1899

“If the statistics are right, the Jews constitute but one percent of the human race. It suggests a nebulous dim puff of star dust lost in the blaze of the Milky Way. Properly the Jew ought hardly be heard of; but he is heard of, has always been heard of. He is as prominent on the planet as any other people, and his commercial importance is extravagantly out of proportion to the smallness of his bulk. His contributions to the world's list of great names in literature, science, art, music, finance, medicine, and obtuse learning are also way out of proportion to the weakness of his numbers. He has made a marvelous fight in this world in all the ages, and has done it with his hands tied behind him. He could be vain of himself and be excused for it. The Egyptians, the Babylonians, and the Persians rose, filled the planet with sound and splendor, and faded to dream stuff and passed away. The Greeks and the Romans followed and made a vast noise and they are gone. Other peoples have sprung up and held their torch high for a time. But it burned out, and they sit in twilight now, or have vanished. The Jew saw them all. Beat them all, and is now what he always was, exhibiting no decadence, no infirmities of age, no weakening of his parts, no slowing of his energies, no dulling of his alert and aggressive mind. All things are mortal but the Jew. All other forces pass, but he remains.”

Every airplane that was ever built. ....

Subject: Every airplane that was ever built. ....

You will definitely want to copy and paste the following link into your
browser:   

You can pull up just about every airplane that was ever built and every aircraft company ever to produce any airplane in every country in the world. Want to check out almost any airplane ever built in the world? Old, new, military, civilian, whatever? Browse this fascinating site for a few minutes. You will be amazed at what has been done in airplane design. The amount of info available on every airplane is unbelievable.

This is a super reference file. This is absolutely unreal and an
excellent job of consolidating all this information. If you like airplanes, you'll love this site.

For the fun of it, click on the "Z" in the alphabetical listing. To give
you an idea of the complexity of this site, on clicking the "Z" you will see aircraft companies that I can guarantee you never heard of.In some case where the aircraft type is grayed out, I guess data was just not available.
                                                          

Why is the U.S. Buying Russian Helicopters?

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Latest-News-Wires/2013/1207/Why-is-US-buying-Russian-helicopters-for-Afghan-military

To outfit Afghanistan's security forces with new helicopters, the Pentagon bypassed U.S. companies and turned instead to Moscow for dozens of Russian Mi-17 rotorcraft at a cost of more than $1 billion.

"So why are we buying Russian helicopters when there are American manufacturers (Boeing) that can meet that very same requirement?" [Sen. John] Cornyn asked. "Makes no sense whatsoever and the Department of Defense has steadfastly refused to cooperate with reasonable inquiries into why in the world they continue to persist along this pathway."

On top of all that, corruption is rampant in Russia's defense industry, heightening concerns that crooked government officials and contractors are lining their pockets with American money.

"We're not dealing with a corrupt system. Corruption is the system," said Stephen Blank, a Russia expert at the American Foreign Policy Council, a Washington think tank. "This is not a world we're familiar with."

See, you DO need to know algebra when you grow up

http://www.ijreview.com/2013/12/100059-britons-utterly-confused-by-simple-math-on-their-lotto-scratchers/

Tina Farrell, 23, from Manchester, called Camelot after failing to win with several cards.

She told the Manchester Evening News: “On one of my cards it said I had to find temperatures lower than -8."

“The numbers I uncovered were -6 and -7 so I thought I had won, and so did the woman in the shop. But when she scanned the card the machine said I hadn’t."

“I phoned Camelot and they fobbed me off with some story that -6 is higher – not lower – than -8 but I’m not having it."

Santa Barbara Beach

There has been no attempt to remove the crosses by the ACLU or any other group.  The memorial also has a number of Star of David symbols.  Chaplains are instructed not to make any direct religious referrals (Jesus, Allah, etc.) except during services for that specific faith.

Subject: Santa Barbara Beach

The first  to the last picture are taken at the beach in Santa Barbara right next to the Pier.   There is a veterans group that  started putting a cross and candle for every death in Iraq and Afghanistan .  The amazing thing is that they only do it on the weekends.

They  put up this graveyard and take it down every weekend. Guys sleep in the sand next to it and keep watch over it at night so nobody messes with it.   Every cross has the name,  rank and D.O.B. and D.O.D. on it.Very moving, very powerful.   So many young volunteers.   So many 30 to 40 year olds as well.

The ACLU  (American Civil Liberties Union) has filed a  suit to have all Military cross-shaped  headstones removed

And that they filed another suit to end prayer from the military  completely.   They're making great  progress.

The Navy Chaplains can no longer mention Jesus's name in prayer thanks to  the ACLU and our new administration.

Obamacare Spoof from a very liberal cartoonist

If hard-left liberals like Ted Rall are publishing comments like this, it may be time to stick a fork into Obamacare:

 And maybe we'd get funnier comics if artists were all paid by the government (single payer), and of course, if every year, the government threatened to take 20% off their salaries unless they got last-minute funding. And if it were made illegal to draw comics on the side for those willing to pay privately. Ha ha, yes that would be funny.