Mitt Romney says Iran ‘will have a nuclear weapon’ if Obama reelected (3/04/2012 he said this)
SNELLVILLE, Ga. – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney warned voters here Sunday that if President Obama were elected to a second term, “Iran will have a nuclear weapon and the world will change.”
Romney’s comments came just over an hour after Obama delivered a speech in Washington in which he urged Israel and its American supporters to allow more time for economic sanctions to help thwart the Islamic Republic’s nuclear development.
“This is a president who has failed to put into place crippling sanctions against Iran,” Romney said. “He’s also failed to communicate that military options are on the table and in fact in our hand. And that it’s unacceptable to America for Iran to have a nuclear weapon.
“I will have those military options, I will take those crippling sanctions and put them into place, and I will speak out to the Iranian people of the peril of them becoming nuclear,” Romney said. “It’s pretty straight-forward in my view. If Barack Obama is reelected, Iran will have a nuclear weapon and the world will change if that’s the case.”
Romney’s remarks came in response to a question from an 11-year-old boy at a campaign stop in Snellville, a suburb of Atlanta. Romney served pancakes with his wife, Ann, to an overflow crowd of more than 1,000 at a high school here before delivering a stump speech and taking questions from the audience.
Found this gem HERE.
Big Bad Blackbirds
The alternate title for this post should probably be Bill Weaver: The Biggest Badass You Might Not Know. What most of you likely do know is that the SR-71 was a) awesome, and b) developed after/with the single-seat A-12. Mr. Weaver’s tale harkens back to the early days of testing and wringing out the kinks of the SR-71. I don’t want to retell the entire tale, just wet your whistle and send you over to read for yourself, but let me assure you, the whole story is definitely worth reading!
The flight in question, which Weaver calls his “most memorable”, occurred on Jan. 25, 1966, and along with him was Jim Zwayer, who was a Lockheed flight test reconnaissance and navigation systems specialist. Those recon and nav systems were one test focus, and the other bits of beta testing were “procedures designed to reduce trim drag and improve high-Mach cruise performance. The latter involved flying with the center-of-gravity (CG) located further aft than normal, which reduced the Blackbird’s longitudinal stability.” Reducing stability usually doesn’t sound like a good idea, but it can offer performance enhancements in certain flight regimes, much like having a racecar drive “loose” can make a car a faster on a given track.
After in-flight refuelling for the second leg of their flight, and accelerating to Mach 3.18, they initiated a 35 degree banked right turn. It was at this point they experienced a benign sounding “inlet unstart”. That unstart was actually a bit of a big deal. In Weaver’s words, “the right engine inlet’s automatic control system malfunctioned, requiring a switch to manual control. The SR-71?s inlet configuration was automatically adjusted during supersonic flight to decelerate air flow in the duct, slowing it to subsonic speed before reaching the engine’s face. This was accomplished by the inlet’s center-body spike translating aft, and by modulating the inlet’s forward bypass doors. Normally, these actions were scheduled automatically as a function of Mach number, positioning the normal shock wave (where air flow becomes subsonic) inside the inlet to ensure optimum engine performance.
Without proper scheduling, disturbances inside the inlet could result in the shock wave being expelled forward–a phenomenon known as an “inlet unstart.” That causes an instantaneous loss of engine thrust, explosive banging noises and violent yawing of the aircraft–like being in a train wreck. Unstarts were not uncommon at that time in the SR-71?s development, but a properly functioning system would recapture the shock wave and restore normal operation.”
What if the aircraft was in a relatively hard right turn and the right engine unstart did not clear? Here is your teaser: “AS FULL AWARENESS took hold, I realized I was not dead, but had somehow separated from the airplane.” Got you curious to read the rest? Hit the jump and follow the link, plus bonus SR-71 links!!
More found HERE.
No more Department of Education, no more Department of Human Resources, no more IRS, no more Federal Reserve Bank, no more Energy Department, no more stealing, cheating, fraud, and NO MORE LIES!!!
I’m Mad As Hell, And I’m Not Going To Take It Anymore!!
“The president has far exceeded his constitutional authority. … We all want to do things to stop the president from his illicit activity.” - House Speaker John Boehner
“It is time to allow this Homeland Security funding measure to come to the floor. This is our colleagues’ chance to do exactly what they led their constituents to believe they’d do: defend the rule of law, without more excuses.” - Mitch McConnell
“It’s important for people who agree with us that the president doesn’t have this ability to put illegal immigration laws in place executively.” – Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise, the House GOP whip.
“The president chose to use an authority that he said 22 separate times he didn’t have the authority to do.” – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
Each of these representatives voted today to fully fund the DHS and President Obama’s unconstitutional, illegal amnesty. Each of them promised voters in November that they would not allow Obama to get away with passing illegal amnesty with his pen and phone. They lied!
How many times will voters allow this to continue? When is the lying going to stop? Why are politicians allowed to use “bait and switch” and get away with it?
The Republicans that voted to pass this legislation are as bad as President Obama and need to be taken out of office. What makes them any different from Obama? Frankly they are worse. Why? At least we all know Obama planned on “fundamentally changing” America. He admitted it and was voted into office anyway. He has constantly told us over and over of his intentions. He promised to use his pen and phone to pass laws that he wants passed, regardless of the system of government our Republic demands. At least he told the truth. They lied!
Finish reading this HERE.
Republicans You Are On Notice
You sons a bitches! You were sent to Washington to fight, not give democrats everything they want. Another broken promise.
This was found HERE.
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Buffett criticizes Keystone XL delay, says U.S. thumbing nose at Canada
The Keystone XL pipeline got an emphatic endorsement Monday from a powerful backer of President Barack Obama who questioned the handling of the file.
To billionaire investor Warren Buffett, the delay is a thumbing of the nose at Canada.
“I would have passed Keystone,” Buffett said in an interview with CNBC.
“I think that we have an enormous interest in working with Canada, as they have in working with us. That oil is going to get sold. If we make it more difficult for them, who knows how they’ll feel about making things more difficult for us some day.”
Because Buffett owns interests in the rail industry, in addition to oil sands holdings, there had been some speculation that he might have stood to benefit from a Keystone rejection.
But he has expressed support for it in the past, and did so with particular force Monday: “That [oil] is a valuable resource of North America, and Canada has been a terrific partner over the decades, and for us to kind of thumb our nose at them, you know, [that’s] not what I would do.”
Buffett has been a donor and occasional political ally of the President, notably on the issue of increasing taxes for the wealthy. As for the pipeline, Obama has vetoed legislation on it and has made increasingly critical remarks about it, prompting widespread speculation that he’s gearing up to reject it.
A prominent pipeline opponent in Nebraska said it should now be clear that the opposition movement isn’t being bankrolled by the state’s wealthiest resident, the so-called Oracle of Omaha.
“Well, [hope] this puts to bed all of those rumours from the right that Bold is funded by Buffett,” said a tweet from Jane Kleeb, the founder of the group Bold Nebraska, which has organized landowners fighting the project.
It wasn’t the only development welcomed Monday by pipeline supporters. The Washington Post’s “Fact Checker” feature also tore into Obama’s repeated claims that the pipeline would do nothing but export Canadian oil.
The Post pointed out that in addition to Canadian bitumen, the pipeline would also carry oil from North Dakota and Montana to U.S. Gulf Coast refineries.
Farmers eye drones as key to future of agriculture
The drone could be ready to take its place alongside the tractor and combine harvester, as the next indispensable piece of farming equipment.
The Federal Aviation Administration recently released new rules governing the use of drones, and farmers, who see drones as a way to get a birds-eye view of their fields and monitor crops, to precisely deliver fertilizer and pesticides were watching carefully. Commercial use of drones is still widely banned in the U.S., but many farmers are using them over their property anyway, daring federal regulators to put a stop to it. An eye in the sky can help a farmer know what his or her crops need, and what might be afflicting them.
“I know that I have aphids in the chard, and I know that I have aphids in the kale,” said Steve Sprinkel, an organic farmer in Ojai, Calif., as he inspected rows of crops recently.
As an organic farmer, Sprinkel spends much of his time looking for disease and insects.
“We are always out there watching,” he said. “We are constantly observing.”
Sprinkel looks forward to the time when he can use drones to monitor his crops. Experts say it is a matter of time until drones revolutionize agriculture.
“The future of farming certainly involves technologies like drones,” said Brandon Basso recently, as he demonstrated the X8M, one of the latest innovations in drone technology for farms.
More to read found HERE.
The Origins of 11 Famous Star Trek Lines
Few franchises have had the cultural impact of the various Star Trek television series and movies, and nowhere is that more evident than in the snippets of dialogue that have become a part of the American vernacular—and in some cases, found their way abroad, too. Here are 11 of the most notable Star Trek catchphrases, as well as a little more information about their origins.
1. “LIVE LONG AND PROSPER”
The Vulcan greeting and the finger-separating hand gesture that accompanies it first appeared in the second season of Star Trek: The Original Series, during an episode titled “Amok Time.” Spock himself (actor Leonard Nimoy) has made no secret of the fact that the gesture and phrase were his idea, and that he based them on Orthodox Jewish blessings he remembered from his childhood. In the Jewish blessing, the position of the fingers forms the Hebrew letter “Shin,” which represents the name “Shaddai” (Almighty God). Nimoy put his own spin on the traditional gesture by holding up just one hand (instead of both) and changing up the verbal blessing slightly.
More found HERE.