In America, atheists are still in the closet

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“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

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#43323 Nov 20, 2012
Aura Mytha wrote:
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....
The Wright Brothers didn't invent the concept.
But they did make the concept reality.
....
.
That my dear is what I have been saying all along

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#43324 Nov 20, 2012
Hey peeps. Can anyone here help me with a debate I am having in the office.

"Killer" and "Murderer" can sometimes be used as synonyms (e.g. the man's killer/murderer was his wife - both words work)... But they are not always the same thing, am I right?

Murder is unlawful killing of a human by a human. So if there are "lawful" killings, then it means that in some cases a killer and a murderer would not be the same thing?

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#43326 Nov 20, 2012
Double Fine wrote:
Hey peeps. Can anyone here help me with a debate I am having in the office.
"Killer" and "Murderer" can sometimes be used as synonyms (e.g. the man's killer/murderer was his wife - both words work)... But they are not always the same thing, am I right?
Murder is unlawful killing of a human by a human. So if there are "lawful" killings, then it means that in some cases a killer and a murderer would not be the same thing?
As far as I understand murderer applies to one who premeditatedly kills a fellow human being

A killer does not necessarily premeditate and nor does it have to be human as either the killer or victim, one can kill for food

So a murderer is always a killer but a killer is not always a murderer

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#43327 Nov 20, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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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.
Why do you talk so much bollocks?

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#43328 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.
Frank Whittle registered the patent in 1930 and had the first successful bench test April 1937. Hans von Ohain’s design first ran in September 1937. However Ohain’s engine was the first to fly in 1939. They are jointly accredited with inventing the Jet engine.

Christian Huelsmeyer was the first to discover the effect of radar in 1904, but radar was invented by three British scientists, Sir Robert Watson-Watt, A F Wilkins and H E Wimperis in 1935. Sir Henry Tizard put it to use in the War

Commercial flop? 27 years flying? Forget the US media hype. The ongoing benefits of Anglo French co-operation that started with Concorde are immeasurable and far outweigh the development costs. Certainly the BA Concorde’s were operationally profitable. http://www.concordesst.com/retire/faq_r.html

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#43329 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.
More barfy butt face bollocks

You have nothing real so need to make BS up

Since: Feb 11

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#43330 Nov 20, 2012
Mikko wrote:
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Tennis
First played: Between 1859 and 1865 (Birmingham, England)
French = 12th century
The Origins of Tennis - History of Tennis

"The History of tennis game was developed from a 12th century French handball game called "Paume" (palm). In this game the ball was struck with the hand. After some time "Paume" game produced handball "Jeu de Paume" (game of the palm) and there were used racquets. The game was first created by European monks for entertainment roles during ceremonial occasions. At first, the ball was hit with hands. Later, the leather glove came into existence. This leather glove was replaced with an adaptive handle for effective hitting and serving of the ball. That was a birth of tennis racquet."

Since: Feb 11

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#43331 Nov 20, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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Frank Whittle registered the patent in 1930 and had the first successful bench test April 1937.
How'd that bench fly, Skanque?

PS:'The first patent for using a gas turbine to power an aircraft was filed in 1921 by Frenchman Maxime Guillaume.'

Since: Feb 11

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#43332 Nov 20, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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That my dear is what I have been saying all along
That's not what you have been saying, you fat lying Skanque.

You have been saying someone flying a toy was the inventor the airplane.

Now pull up your panties and move along.

Since: Feb 11

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#43333 Nov 20, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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Yes dozens of people flew planes before the Wright Brothers,
Liar.

But we know that, proved dozens of times.

Since: Feb 11

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#43334 Nov 20, 2012
RHill wrote:
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Wow. Glad I signed in this morning. An admission of sorts! Wouldn't have missed it for the world!!
Yes, I admit that the UK is a monarchy and has been a monarchy for the last thousand years or so.

When asked: Is the UK a monarchy, yes or no?

I admit saying "yes"....

I confess, Booby...

Since: Feb 11

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#43335 Nov 20, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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What a load of syphilitic dribble
Wipe your chin, then, Skanque.

Since: Feb 11

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#43336 Nov 20, 2012
ToManyLaws wrote:
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.
Prove it.

Since: Feb 11

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#43337 Nov 20, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
I am not decrying the Wright Brothers achievement I am concerned with the claim to invention
The Wright Brothers invented the airplane.

You have been decrying for months. You open your mouth; out pours spooge coated lies. I prove you wrong. And you roll on the floor kicking your fat lies.

Toys aren't airplanes, Chubby.

You "proved" that Pearse flew an airplane before the Wright Brothers... and I provided a quote from Pearse himself where he said he didn't fly before 1904.

A toy model isn't an airplane, Skanque, no matter how hard you stomp.

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