In America, atheists are still in the...

In America, atheists are still in the closet

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#43239 Nov 16, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
“In June 1848, just months after Henson had emigrated, Stringfellow SUCCESSFULLY flew his model..
Toy.

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#43240 Nov 16, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
What you appear to be saying here is that the 1884
~stomp stomp stomp~

Funny how you insist that soccer was "invented" by the British, though.

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#43241 Nov 16, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Pretty much, yes.
A car that gets hit by a train may have a few dings from shopping carts in a parking lot...
I remember the documentary. The entire conflict lasted eight minutes or so, if memory serves.

Of course, the hunt (and eventual destruction) of the Bismarck was another great chapter to follow. A pity that a ship that proud and with that cred (come now, the Bismarck sank the Hood; that is like a boxer knocking off a Klitschko) got sunk so soon after making its name.

Apparently, Hitler was working on some megaship twice the size of Bismarck, with 24 inch guns, if the sources are to be believed. Don't think they would have turned the tide, though.

Double Fine out for the weekend!

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#43242 Nov 16, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
I did not argue with the documented evidence in fact I supplied documented evidence although I did throw in a reference to the undocumented flights of Richard Pearce
PEARSE.

And of course - putting aside that the undocumented the 1903 "flights" were dismissed by Richard Pearse himself.

That is to say you were proved wrong yet again.

Whether or not Pearce was actually ever airborne (and these flights were "discovered" after he died), his contraption never produced controlled flight.

Do the human cannonballs actually fly?

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#43243 Nov 16, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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I am never wrong
As I noted and as every man here who has ever been married knows exactly how that goes.

'Pearse himself never made such claims, and in an interview he gave to the Timaru Post in 1909 only claimed he did not "attempt anything practical...until 1904".'

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#43244 Nov 16, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
P.S. Yes the UK is a monarchy and you don’t get top vote for your president,
Like close to 130 million other Americans, I got to vote for who would be president of the United States, no matter how hard you stomp your feet.

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#43245 Nov 16, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
What they did was refine and existing invention, the historical evidence confirms this.
Model airplanes are toys, not airplanes.

Still waiting for your post proving there is any historical evidence.

Do note you told us that Richard Pearse beat the Wright Brothers and I refuted that with a statement by Pearse himself.

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#43246 Nov 16, 2012
Double Fine wrote:
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So it's like getting a full time maid that I can bang?
HEh.
Might give it a shot someday
OK. But male maids are not that common.

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#43247 Nov 16, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Like close to 130 million other Americans, I got to vote for who would be president of the United States, no matter how hard you stomp your feet.
Study the Electoral College.

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#43248 Nov 16, 2012
Hedonist wrote:
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Study the Electoral College.
I don't need to.

Do let me know when you learn the difference between direct voting, indirect voting, and not ever- never- getting to vote or any say at all.

I voted for the POTUS/VPOTUS two weeks ago.
toadmann

Pittsburgh, PA

#43249 Nov 16, 2012
youtube.com/watch... … probally there wifes closet,,,geez?

“The Edge”

Since: Dec 10

Of Tomorow

#43250 Nov 16, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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Wrong
Look up the definition of the word invented
What you appear to be saying here is that the 1884 De Dion-Bouton et Trepardoux is not a car and the Jaguar XK-R is, is that how you want people to see you?
Hey don't just take it from me it is the consensus of all inventors because they have a fully operational and functioning airplane first.

"The inventors of the first airplane were Orville and Wilbur Wright. On December 17, 1903, the Wright brothers made the first successful experiment in which a machine (aka airplane) carrying a man rose by its own power, flew naturally and at even speed, and descended without damage."

http://inventors.about.com/od/fstartinvention...

In the two years afterward, the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to build and fly experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wright_brothers

Many people worked on various kinds of gliders and other planes over the years, so no one person invented the airplane. The Wright Brothers of Dayton, Ohio, are generally recognized as making the first powered aircraft flight (but see below).

On December 17, 1903, the Wright Brothers launched the first successful air flight at Kitty Hawk, NC, flying over the location four times. Orville flew the first flight, Wilbur having encountered difficulties in his own attempt on December 14.

On May 22, 1906, the brothers received a patent for their design of the

"first airplane",

or "Flying Machine." The flight and plane changed the ideas of transportation around the world, even though their prototype only flew for a few seconds. Worldwide, inventors began building many different types of powered aircraft.

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Who_invented_the_ai...

They also did something all the other first inventors could not
do , made more than one flight in the same day, improved it
and made many more flight with the same machine.
Improved it with two more models and in 6 years did another first.

Produced the worlds first military plane.

http://airandspace.si.edu/events/eventDetail....

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#43251 Nov 16, 2012
This proves they invented the first functional airplane.

http://invention.psychology.msstate.edu/i/Wri...

Here is the timeline and accomplishments .

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/wrighthtml/wright...

Here a few years later French inventor flies the first European airplane..

http://www.firstflight.org/shrine/santos_dumo...

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#43252 Nov 16, 2012
Aura Mytha wrote:
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Hey don't just take it from me it is the consensus
best of luck with dat...

you don't think she is going say she was wrong, now, are ya?

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#43253 Nov 18, 2012
Buck Crick wrote:
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OK. But male maids are not that common.
Still using that bloated tick avatar, I see.

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#43255 Nov 19, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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~ stomp stomp stomp~
Problems with your dentures again?

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and still got most of it left

#43256 Nov 19, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Toy.
Who cares if it was a toy? Is was a toy AEROPLANE

Take you dentures out and look up the definition of the word INVENTED

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#43257 Nov 19, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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~stomp stomp stomp~
Funny how you insist that soccer was "invented" by the British, though.
Is that all you have – LIES?

OK, benefit of the doubt, show me where I say the British invented “football”(Honey I am British and I would not used the Americanism, your use if the term to make a claim of what I said only highlights you pathetic lies)

Do you really enjoy loosing so much?

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#43258 Nov 19, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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PEARSE.
And of course - putting aside that the undocumented the 1903 "flights" were dismissed by Richard Pearse himself.
That is to say you were proved wrong yet again.
Whether or not Pearce was actually ever airborne (and these flights were "discovered" after he died), his contraption never produced controlled flight.
Do the human cannonballs actually fly?
How have I been proved wrong? The Pearse link was incidental and just put there to wind you up, which it had succeeded in doing admirably. As to whether it happened or not, there were witnesses but no official evidence.

There are however several documented evidences of aeroplane flights taking place more than half a century before the Wright brothers. And many documented cases of manned controlled but unpowered flight dating back to the 9th century.

Here are just a few

John Stringfellow, 1848, powered, unmanned

George Cayley, 1853, unpowered, manned

Samuel Pierpont Langley, 1896, powered, unmanned

Carl Rickard Nyberg, 1897, powered, manned

Just because a person sits on a chair does not mean they invented the chair

Look up the definition of the word INVENTED if you are in doubt

Your stupidity is outstanding and deserving of a Darwin award, why are you attempting to five a cannonball wings?

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#43259 Nov 19, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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As I noted and as every man here who has ever been married knows exactly how that goes.
'Pearse himself never made such claims, and in an interview he gave to the Timaru Post in 1909 only claimed he did not "attempt anything practical...until 1904".'
Misogynist moron and cherry picker

You discredit yourself even more – How is this possible?

Whether Pearse claimed or not is irrelevant, there were witnesses. Live with it

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