In America, atheists are still in the...

In America, atheists are still in the closet

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Since: Feb 11

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#43303 Nov 19, 2012
straa wrote:
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I thought American astronauts were hitch hiking on Russian rockets these days, since America don't have the capability of space travel anymore.
Tell us, Packy, what is the name of the Brit who landed on the moon?

Can you tell us the day the British launched a manned space flight?

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#43304 Nov 19, 2012
straa wrote:
alsothe only supersonic commercial plane was the British concorde, and still today no one has managed to build a rival replacement,
No one wants to, dipsh!t HAHAHAAHAHAHAHHA it was a colossal failure! HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAH.
Anonymous

London, UK

#43305 Nov 19, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Tell me: where are they playing the World Series of Rounders this year?
Tennis was invented in France, Packy.
Golf was invented in Europe, Packy, and was imported through the Dutch (and "golf" comes from the Dutch "kolf").
PS: Germany gets the nod for the FIRST jet engine. And the first jet plane.
Anything else, Packy?
Do you want to pretend the UK is a democracy again?
How can one person be so wrong, football is a British invention, that's why the whole football world call britain the hone of football, and modern tennis is British you dumb ass, and so is the jet engine, do you want me to leave links, I don't mind
Anonymous

London, UK

#43306 Nov 19, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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No one wants to, dipsh!t HAHAHAAHAHAHAHHA it was a colossal failure! HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAH.
You're insane, it was a huge success and used by rich, famous and politicians all around the world

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#43307 Nov 19, 2012
straa wrote:
In a way it could be good, the Russian rockets are much safer
Tell us about the British rockets, Packy.

“Rising”

Since: Dec 10

Milky Way

#43308 Nov 19, 2012
straa wrote:
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The jet engine was a British and German invention, just like radar, alsothe only supersonic commercial plane was the British concorde, and still today no one has managed to build a rival replacement, and by the first world war British and French planes were years more advanced and capable than anything America had, you didnt even have an airforce for decades

The Jet engine was GERMAN invention.
The allies both got it from them.
Radar was invented by a German also, but the term RADAR was coined by an American. Eight countries developed radar separately between 1934-39. United States, Great Britain, Germany, the USSR, Japan, the Netherlands, France, and Italy.

Britain has had it's achievements in aviation , that is for sure.
The Concorde was more for publicity than for transportation.
It was a commercial flop and white elephant , even though it was an admirable aircraft.

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#43309 Nov 19, 2012
Aura Mytha wrote:
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The Jet engine was GERMAN invention.
Only if you want to be technical.

Like when I say the UK is a monarchy, I am only technically correct based on actual facts.

But I am sure Odoriferous Skanque will remind you that in 1927, a British schoolboy bit off the end of a straw wrapped in a paper sleeve, and blew on the end of the straw, sending the sleeve airborne, which is a jet... sort of.

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#43310 Nov 19, 2012
straa wrote:
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You're insane, it was a huge success and used by rich, famous and politicians all around the world
I guess that's why they are still flying today, because they are such a huge success.

As long as the government is British government continues to slip $35 million a year into the books so it would not go into the red.

I guess that is why you consider yourself such a huge success, eh, Packy?

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#43311 Nov 19, 2012
straa wrote:
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How can one person be so wrong, football is a British invention
The British are also the inventors of the time machine and they used the time machine to send soccer back to China two thousand years ago.

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#43312 Nov 19, 2012
straa wrote:
modern tennis is
French.

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#43313 Nov 19, 2012
*Shakes head*

Double Fine is shocked by the lack of knowledge displayed on here.

Double Fine invented the modern airplane, RADAR, jet engines, submarines the games of tennis and chess, the question mark and oral sex on women.

Since: Jun 07

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#43314 Nov 20, 2012
Double Fine wrote:
*Shakes head*
Double Fine is shocked by the lack of knowledge displayed on here.
Double Fine invented the modern airplane, RADAR, jet engines, submarines the games of tennis and chess, the question mark and oral sex on women.
Failed armchair theist

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#43315 Nov 20, 2012
-Skeptic- wrote:
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Failed armchair theist
Window coffee flower?

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#43316 Nov 20, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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French.
Tennis

First played: Between 1859 and 1865 (Birmingham, England)

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#43317 Nov 20, 2012
Aura Mytha wrote:
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The Jet engine was GERMAN invention.
The allies both got it from them.
Radar was invented by a German also, but the term RADAR was coined by an American. Eight countries developed radar separately between 1934-39. United States, Great Britain, Germany, the USSR, Japan, the Netherlands, France, and Italy.
Britain has had it's achievements in aviation , that is for sure.
The Concorde was more for publicity than for transportation.
It was a commercial flop and white elephant , even though it was an admirable aircraft.
The Brits invented the "magnetron" ... a key component in almost all (practical) RADAR systems since WW2. I replaced one yesterday. It differed from the original design only in size and materials. EEV (English Electronic Valve) is still in business and still making "maggies".

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#43318 Nov 20, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Only if you want to be technical.
Like when I say the UK is a monarchy, I am only technically correct based on actual facts.
But I am sure Odoriferous Skanque will remind you that in 1927, a British schoolboy bit off the end of a straw wrapped in a paper sleeve, and blew on the end of the straw, sending the sleeve airborne, which is a jet... sort of.
Wow. Glad I signed in this morning. An admission of sorts! Wouldn't have missed it for the world!!

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#43319 Nov 20, 2012

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#43320 Nov 20, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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You don't need to advertise you know less about the sun and astronomy than you know about airplanes, history, and the UK government.
I would stick to declaring there's no god, Chubby, since there is no proof one way or another and it is something that you can insist that you have not been proved wrong.
What a load of syphilitic dribble

“Waytogo”

Since: Oct 09

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#43321 Nov 20, 2012
It can be hard and dangerous to be an atheist. I have a Darwin bumper sticker on my car. And A few times some criminal religous freak has scratched nasty things in paint job. If I ever catch one of these loving kind christians I will use my 2nd amendmnet right on them,......send them to there god.

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#43322 Nov 20, 2012
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> We all know dozens of people worked toward getting man his wings , but Orville and Wilbur are credited with building the first fully functioning airplane. Oddly enough the concept they used in wing warping , is reborn today in spades as the concept of morphing aircraft becomes the pursuit in advanced aviation.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =vR3T8mdpdTIXX
America has always been the first's in aviation history sweety.
We will again show the world how to fly!
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Another first VTO to supersonic to VL
History made.
The only fielded true 5th generation fighter, has the radar signature of a golf ball., And hides it heat trail.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Another first in aviation history.
Get your wings!
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Yes dozens of people flew planes before the Wright Brothers, hence they did not INVENT the aeroplane. There is of course a major difference between building something (even with modification) and inventing something. I am not decrying the Wright Brothers achievement I am concerned with the claim to invention

“We will again show the world how to fly”- Ahh so you are going to INVENT the aeroplane again? Honey, the Wright brothers put back US aviation development by years.

“VTO”- That of course did not stop the US airforce and Navy using the Harrier. And I believe still using them after production in the UK has ceased

No denying that that the US military has produced some wonderful technology, that however does not mean that the Wright brothers invented the aeroplane

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