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Sat, 25 Aug 2012 16:46:02

LOL!!!!

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Sat, 25 Aug 2012 18:27:50
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Sat, 25 Aug 2012 19:58:50

Wow.

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Sun, 26 Aug 2012 02:34:06

The last several posts: LOL

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Sun, 26 Aug 2012 18:48:15
VIVA LA REVOLUCION
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Mon, 27 Aug 2012 04:43:32
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Mon, 27 Aug 2012 10:49:31

Fricking awesome.

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Mon, 27 Aug 2012 13:03:46

This is still hilarious.

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Wed, 05 Sep 2012 22:15:01

Vladimir Putin is reportedly going to fly a motorized hang glider dressed in a crane-like costume to help the endangered birds find their migratory way. The birds are born in captivity and need help learning where to fly.

You may recall Vladimir Putin, Action Man, has performed many stunts, sometimes shirtless. But this is the first time, to my knowledge, that he's participated in one of the stranger rituals of the Anthropocene, our human-driven geological age.

The phenomenon of leading cranes on migration began several years ago, as detailed in one of my very favorite magazine stories of all time. Jon Mooallem followed the ultralight pilots of Operation Migration as they led a batch of whooping cranes across Kentucky dressed in outfits "that looked like a cross between a beekeeping suit and a Ku Klux Klan get-up." Here's how he explains why this is such a significant and symbolic effort:

Operation Migration exemplifies the kind of ingenious, unwavering work that needs to be done -- and that we'll need to keep doing, maybe forever, even as the strenuous administrative challenge of micromanaging so much of the natural world begins to blur the line between conservation and domestication. Already, it has come to this on planet Earth: men dressed like birds, teaching birds to fly.

The news reports I've seen do not go into much detail about how real the effort that Putin will be participating in actually is, or how he'll be costumed, or where the birds were reared. But it's just worth noting that it's certainly possible Putin will be part of a legitimate operation, and that on the scale of the globe, anyone doing this is more bizarre than Putin doing anything else, and Putin doing this is certainly the most bizarre of all.

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/09/vladimir-putins-motorized-hang-glider-flight-into-the-anthropocene/262010/


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Sun, 09 Sep 2012 08:00:56

For some reason I was assuming when I read the headline it would be floating in air.



Architects propose a floating airport for London

Architectural firm Gensler is proposing the construction of a floating airport on the surface of London's River Thames Estuary. Dubbed the London Britannia Airport, its concourse would sit in the center of the Thames Estuary, surrounded by runways that float, and tethered to the seabed. The primary access route would be a new high-speed underground railway offering direct links to London and Europe. It's a hugely ambitious project with an estimated cost of £50 billion (around $80 billion). Floating airports and runways have been proposed in the past across the world, but few have made it past the planning phase, and those that did have since been dismantled.


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Sun, 09 Sep 2012 08:13:42

Edited: Sun, 09 Sep 2012 08:14:29

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Sun, 01 Sep 2013 06:06:31

Syria, thoughts? Is the US going to have to be the world police again? Seems no one else gives a crap.

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Sat, 21 Sep 2013 04:13:19
The First American Anti-Nazi Film, Rediscovered

Don't bother with the article, but the video is fun. Only an excerpt, though. Sad

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Sat, 21 Sep 2013 15:10:55
Dvader said:

Syria, thoughts? Is the US going to have to be the world police again? Seems no one else gives a crap.

Shit hole stay away. The rebels are just as bad or worse than Assad.

Kinda weird the attitude about chemical weapons BTW. Hundreds and thousands die and no one cares. A few hundred people are killed by a chemical attack and suddenly we should do something?

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Wed, 25 Sep 2013 12:07:05
Foolz said:

http://i.stack.imgur.com/5Bgem.png

Also, there's a floating airport in Japan already, so it's not like it's unheard of.

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Wed, 25 Sep 2013 12:19:32

The thing I posted existed outside of pixels once. Happy Of course it didn't float so much as hang from wires...

Edited: Wed, 25 Sep 2013 12:20:35

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Thu, 26 Sep 2013 15:10:55
Foolz said:

The thing I posted existed outside of pixels once. Happy Of course it didn't float so much as hang from wires...

What?  Are you insinuating that my reference was not a real floating airport?  I. am. insulted!

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Fri, 27 Sep 2013 03:34:41

I saw your post before the edit. WinkWink

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Wed, 21 Dec 2016 08:39:08

Seems avoidable:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-38387239

why bother with fireworls people? Take some drugs/ alcohol ffs.


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