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  • Flaris Personal Jets Take Off

    07/01/2014 7:31:16 AM PDT · by PeteePie · 48 replies
    Robb Report ^ | Mary Grady
    Flaris, a new aviation company based in Poland, made an unexpected appearance at the Paris Air Show in June with its prototype of a single-engine personal jet, the LAR01. The all-composite design allows for sweeping lines, with a sharp nose, a cabin that seats four, and long, narrow wings for aerodynamic efficiency. - See more at: http://robbreport.com/aviation/flaris-personal-jets-take?utm_source=outbrain&utm_medium=relatedlinks&utm_campaign=aviation#sthash.PFsSTX3s.dpuf
  • "America Deluded Us" Slams Angry Iraq PM, Will Buy Russian Jets Instead In War Against ISIS

    06/27/2014 5:50:11 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 6/27/14 | Tyler Durden
    As BBC reports, citing Maliki, "Jets from Russia and Belarus will hopefully make a key difference in the fight against ISIS in Iraq." He expressed regrets over Iraq's contract with the US, saying their "jets are taking too long to arrive." "God willing within one week this force will be effective and will destroy the terrorists' dens," he told BBC Arabic.
  • Jackson cut by Eagles follows ‘gang’ report; Jets still interested

    03/29/2014 11:47:33 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 42 replies
    NY Post ^ | 03/28/2014 | Brian Costello
    It’s your move, Woody Johnson. The Eagles released star wide receiver DeSean Jackson on Friday, making him a free agent the Jets and their owner may want to grab. Jackson was released shortly after a report revealed the Eagles had concerns about his ties to gang activity in Los Angeles, complicating any decision on the receiver. --SNIP-- But the situation got a lot murkier Friday with the NJ.com report that Jackson was contacted by the LAPD about a 2010 gang-related murder. The police said Jackson was never a suspect, but his ties to Theron Shakir, a purported member of the...
  • Jets sign Vick and release Sanchez

    03/21/2014 4:20:43 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 41 replies
    The New York Jets signed quarterback Michael Vick and released Mark Sanchez on Friday. Related Stories Report: Vick to meet with Jets The SportsXchange Michael Vick visiting the Jets, could shake up their QB situation SB Nation AP sources: Vick, Eagles haven't ruled out return The Associated Press Source: Michael Vick to visit Jets this weekend National Football Post Decision day coming for Jets on Sanchez ProFootball Talk on NBC Sportsa Vick was a free agent after spending the last five seasons with the Phialdelphia Eagles. He will be reunited with Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, who helped the quarterback...
  • JET NOISE OVER WASHINGTON, DC

    01/29/2014 5:50:59 AM PST · by 7thson · 21 replies
    Got a question for Washington, DC-Maryland Freepers who live in the PG and Calvert Counties. I woke up last night at around 2330 to the sound of loud jet engines. At first I thought it was a tornado, it was so loud. It sound like it was right over the house. It was jet engines, that seemed to go up from Calvert County to PG and then back down. This lasted for about 15-29 minutes. Where I live, PAX River NAS is to the south and Andrews AFB is to the norh. Anyone hear this and/or know what was going...
  • Trading for Tim Tebow was a mistake, former Jets GM now says

    01/17/2014 6:23:23 AM PST · by C19fan · 68 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | January 16, 2014 | Jay Busbee
    Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Former Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum, the man who traded for Tim Tebow, is now looking back on his career in New York. He's expressing some regrets, and guess who's right at the top? "Obviously we made a couple mistakes," Tannenbaum told CBS Sports Radio, "trading for Tim Tebow most notably." The Jets dealt a fourth- and sixth-round pick to Denver to get Tebow in March 2012, and then proceeded to use him in no discernibly logical fashion whatsoever.
  • Populist blowhard Ed Schultz secretly flies on his own fleet of private jets

    12/14/2013 12:47:31 PM PST · by ColdOne · 54 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/14/13 | Charles C. Johnson
    MSNBC host Ed Schultz, who has repeatedly criticized opponents for owning private jets, owns multiple private jets and conceals his flight data from the public. Schultz owns Ed Schultz Broadcasting, LLC and has owned at least three Cessnas and one Piper. Schultz has owned two Cessna 560s, which typically sell for more than $5 million per plane. (He sold one plane—tail number N421LT — to Lakin Tire West Incorporated in 2011). Schultz also owns one Cessna 208B which is worth over $1.5 million. He also owns a Piper Cheyenne turboprop, estimated at more than $2 million.
  • Czechs to sell up to 28 old fighter jets to U.S. company

    12/02/2013 11:45:25 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 45 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 29, 2013
    Nov 29 (Reuters) - The Czech Republic is close to selling up to 28 subsonic fighter jets to a private company in the United States after years of failed attempts to offload the surplus planes, the Defence Ministry said on Friday. The U.S. company, Draken International, has placed a binding bid to buy 14 L-159 planes with an option for 14 more for a total price of up to 516 million crowns ($25.7 million). The government should decide about the contract by the end of the year. It could be completed in January 2014, the defence ministry said. "The Czech...
  • Cuba says missiles and MiG fighter jets found hidden in sugar aboard North Korean ship

    07/17/2013 1:10:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/17/13 | Anthony Bond
    Cuba has said missiles and fighter jets found buried under sacks of sugar on a ship bound for North Korea were being sent to the secretive state to be repaired. The Caribbean nation admitted last night that it owned the military equipment and said it was due to be returned to the island once repairs had been completed. [Snip] The 35 man crew--made up of North Koreans--tried to resist arrest by rioting with the authorities. The ship, which has been identified as the 14,000-ton Chong Chon Gang, was carrying missiles and other arms ´hidden in containers underneath the cargo
  • ( Muslim ) NY Jets Player Speaks at Extreme Anti-Israel Conference

    07/09/2013 10:24:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    FRONT PAGE MAG ^ | July 9, 2013 | Joe Kaufman
    Oday Aboushi has been touted as being the first Palestinian-American player in the National Football League (NFL), but his radical behavior since being drafted by the New York Jets less than three months ago could get him sent home early. His latest infraction was made as he gave a speech at a radical Muslim conference sponsored by a group denying Israel’s right to exist and associated with blatantly anti-Semitic and terrorist propaganda. ... Only weeks after the draft, Aboushi tweeted the following: “65th anniversary of the Nakba and palestinians all across the world are still thriving.” For persons unaware of...
  • A $60,000 Personal Jet

    05/27/2013 11:06:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Retro Thing Blog ^ | December 2012 | James Grahame
    Since 1998, they have introduced a range or piston driven light aircraft that have proven popular with kit enthusiasts -- the two-place Sonex, Y-tail Waiex and the Onex single-seater. Now they've unveiled the jet-powered SubSonex. The "pre-prototype" SubSonex JSX-1 has been flying since August, 2011. It looks like its piston relatives, except that instead of a propeller, a surprisingly compact PBS TJ-100 turbojet engine is mounted on the top rear of the fuselage, directly in front of the distinctive Waiex Y tail. The TJ-100 puts out only 247 pounds of thrust, but that's enough to propel this tiny 400 lb...
  • FBI Report: Florida Family Had Ties to People Linked to 9/11 Attacks

    04/16/2013 8:14:49 AM PDT · by kristinn · 13 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | Tuesday, April 16, 2013 | Dan Christensen and Anthony Summers, BrowardBulldog.org
    A Saudi family who “fled” their Sarasota area home weeks before 9/11 had “many connections” to “individuals associated with the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001,” according to newly released FBI records. One partially declassified document, marked “secret,” lists three of those individuals and ties them to the Venice, Fla., flight school where suicide hijackers Mohamed Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi trained. Accomplice Ziad Jarrah took flying lessons at another school a block away. Atta and al-Shehhi were at the controls of the jetliners that slammed into the twin towers of New York’s World Trade Center, killing nearly 3,000 people. Jarrah was the...
  • US Gives 4 More F-16 Fighter Jets To Egyptian Gov't Despite Outcry

    04/11/2013 4:13:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Fox ^ | 4/11/13 | Maxim Lott
    Four more F-16 fighter jets left the U.S. on Thursday headed for Egypt as part of a foreign aid package that has generated controversy given the political upheaval in the Mideast country. Critics say the military aid should stop because the president Egyptians elected last year has led the Muslim Brotherhood, called President Obama liar and urged that hatred of Jews be instilled in children. A source who works on the naval air base in Fort Worth, Texas, confirmed to FoxNews.com the departure of the state-of-the-art fighter planes. The new shipment brings the total number of F-16 jets given to...
  • ESPN president orders producers to cut back on Tebow coverage: report

    12/10/2012 4:36:35 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 10, 2012 | JUSTIN TERRANOVA
    Cortland may be a little less crowded next summer. ESPN president John Skipper has told producers that the cable giant needs to spend less time talking about Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow. "I said, 'Guys, we didn't handle this very well.' Going to training camp wasn't a problem. We just stayed on it relentlessly and too long," Skipper told Sports Business Journal.
  • After Butt Fumble, The Jets Are Officially The Worst Football Team

    11/22/2012 8:14:42 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 178 replies
    BuzzFeed Sports ^ | 11-22-2012 | Kevin Lincoln
    November 22, 2012 After Butt Fumble, The Jets Are Officially The Worst Football Team Let me show you why with a few horrifying, hilarious GIFs. Kevin Lincoln 1. EXHIBIT A: In their Thanksgiving night game against the Patriots, the Jets trail 14-0. Then Mark Sanchez runs into Brandon Moore's ass, fumbles, and the Pats take it for a score.
  • New York Jets: The Tim Tebow Experiment Is Officially Dead (His role in the team is shrinking)

    11/19/2012 7:24:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Business Insider Sports ^ | 11/18/2012 | Tony Manfred
    Tim Tebow only played three snaps on offense against the Rams yesterday. Coincidentally or not, the Jets won 27-13 and Mark Sanchez had his best game since Week 1. At this point it's crystal clear that the Tebow takeover that everyone assumed would happen when the Jets traded for him just isn't going to happen. If there was ever a time to turn to Tebow, it was this week. The Jets were desperate — 3-6 after two-straight 20-point losses. And Mark Sanchez was in a certifiable tailspin, sitting in the bottom five in the league in passer rating and completion...
  • What's the Deal with the Jets and Tebow?

    11/11/2012 7:05:12 PM PST · by SquarePants · 29 replies
    Realville, USA ^ | Nov 11, 2012 | Ombud
    I'm a Jets fan, and I have been one for almost 25 years now. I'm also a Tim Tebow fan, since his days playing for the Gators in my native Florida. He seems like a really quality guy, in pretty much every respect. The only knock on Tebow is that he can't throw accurately. Maybe that will continue to be valid, or maybe not. In the meantime the Jets have Mark Sanchez, the worst QB in the league stinking up the place every week, and Rex Ryan continues to stand by his man. I'm confused. They say Tebow can't throw...
  • Initiative to help solve unfilled jobs in aerospace industry

    10/16/2012 8:15:34 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Dayton Daily News ^ | Oct 12, 2012 | Barrie Barber
    Initiative to help solve unfilled jobs in aerospace industry By Barrie Barber FAIRBORN — An initiative announced Friday aims to solve an ironic problem with Ohio’s economy — in spite of high unemployment rates there are more than 10,000 unfilled jobs in the state’s aerospace industry. Wright State University will be home to the Aerospace Professional Development Center, a first-of-its-kind outreach initiative in Ohio to train, educate and attract skilled workers into the ranks of the aerospace industry, officials said Friday. Ohio has more than 10,700 unfilled jobs in the aerospace and defense-related industries, according to state Sen. Chris Widener,...
  • Tebow/Jets: An asinine idea from Start & BAD for the NFL

    10/09/2012 6:56:37 PM PDT · by publius321 · 21 replies
    http://youtu.be/DmSMtFK40EA ^ | 10/9/2012 | Scott Ryan
    Rex Ryan's ill conceived whim deprived Tebow & Fans of an important year in his pro career. Rex may well be job hunting next season but he should trade Tebow to a team who will START him and give fans what they want. This is a business and what Ryan has done BAD business... (I feel embarrassed talking about football while western civilization crumbles. All I can say is football is my -only- diversion and sometimes I need an escape.)
  • Woody Johnson puts Mitt Romney winning presidential election ahead of winning season for NY Jets

    10/01/2012 6:30:40 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | October 1, 2012 | Seth Walder
    When it comes to Who’s No. 1 in Woody Johnson’s life, the Jet owner has a simple answer: M-I-T-T, Mitt, Mitt, Mitt. One day after his Jets suffered an embarrassing 34-0 loss at home to San Francisco he deemed “unacceptable”, Johnson was asked on Bloomberg TV Monday if he would rather have a winning Jets’ season or a victorious presidential election for Mitt Romney. Hope you are sitting down Jet fans.
  • Fighter jet intercepts small planes during Obama’s visit to Chicago

    08/13/2012 7:24:18 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    Wire Update ^ | Sunday, August 12th, 2012 at 5:06 pm
    Fighter jet intercepts small planes during Obama’s visit to Chicago By BNO News CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (BNO NEWS) -- An F-16 fighter jet intercepted two small planes Saturday after they entered airspace which has been temporarily closed for a visit by President Barack Obama, officials said on Sunday, less than a week after a similar incident in the New York area. The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) said the two separate incidents happened in the Chicago area at approximately 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT), just a few hours after Air Force One landed at O'Hare International...
  • Eglin AFB video

    06/28/2012 10:02:52 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    vimeo.com ^ | Jun 28, 2012
    I need a break from the grim news today. For Aviation enthusiasts. Enjoy.
  • Is Tim Tebow already winning New York Jets' starting job?

    05/18/2012 1:48:09 PM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    NFL.com ^ | May 18, 2012 | Jeff Darlington
    The playful jabs started from five, maybe six, lockers away. New York Jets linebacker Bart Scott began digging into quarterback Tim Tebow, pestering him in a style that sent a jolt of hilarity through those close enough to witness the exchange. The first round didn't last long -- still long enough for Scott to win with a Baby Jesus reference and a request for a baptism in the cold tub. But a few minutes later, as recounted by a present member of the New York media, Tebow walked past Scott, who was outstretched on the floor of the locker room...
  • Obama's Airspace In LA Violated As He Leaves California, Fighter Jets Intercept Small Plane

    05/12/2012 6:23:24 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | May 11, 2012 | By Jason Kandel
    F-16 Jets Intercept Small Plane as Obama Leaves LA The plane was forced to land at El Monte Airport on Friday morning as Air Force One was leaving LAX The North American Aerospace Defense Command scrambled the two jets that intercepted the Piper 28 aircraft over northeast Los Angeles at approximately 9:45 a.m. PDT, and followed it until it landed about five minutes later and was met by local law enforcement, NORAD said in a statement. The Piper landed at the small airport in El Monte about 15 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, local police Lt. Dan Burlingham said....
  • Sparano touts Tim Tebow's improvement as passer, could be effective in Wildcat

    05/04/2012 1:32:53 PM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | May 4, 2012 | Josh Katzowitz
    While meeting with the media Thursday, new Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano naturally was asked about his new quarterback, Tim Tebow. Quite naturally, the idea coach Rex Ryan presented in March that Tebow could get into a game for 20 plays was broached by those reporters with Sparano. And very naturally, Sparano decided not to expand on Ryan's explanation. ........................................................ Sparano, who coached Tebow in the Senior Bowl, can see the improvement in his passing as well. “That has been eye-opening,” Sparano said. “I thought fundamentally Tim has gotten much better. You could see the amount of time he spent...
  • Tebow in Babylon

    03/29/2012 4:12:11 AM PDT · by rhema · 9 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 3/27/12 | Ross Douthat
    The Prophet Jonah was sent to Nineveh. St. Paul was sent to Athens, Macedonia, Rome. And now Tim Tebow has been sent to New York City. There was a moment last week when it looked as if the trade shipping Tebow from the Denver Broncos to the New York Jets might somehow fall through - that Tebow might end up a Jacksonville Jaguar instead, with a guaranteed starting job, a heavily evangelical fan base, and none of the insanity involved in eclipsing Jeremy Lin as the most famous Christian athlete in Babylon-upon-the-Hudson. O ye of little faith. Did you think...
  • After holdup, Jets snag Tebow

    03/21/2012 7:52:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | 3/21/12 | Brian Costello
    The Jets made one of the most dramatic trades in franchise history Wednesday — twice. Gang Green swung a deal with the Broncos for polarizing quarterback Tim Tebow last night after the trade nearly fell through earlier in the day. The Jets sent their fourth- and fifth-round picks in next month’s draft to Denver in return for Tebow and the Broncos’ seventh-round pick. (Snip) Eventually the Jets and Broncos agreed to split the $5 million payment, according to ESPN. The deal got done just before 9 p.m., some eight hours after it originally was thought to be completed.
  • Tim Tebow trade encounters snag

    03/21/2012 4:18:15 PM PDT · by rsparks293 · 57 replies · 1+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | 03/21/2012 | ESPN
    After word spread rapidly Wednesday that the New York Jets had acquired quarterback Tim Tebow from Denver for draft picks, the teams have encountered a hang-up in the language in Tebow's contract that could nullify the trade, a Broncos source tells ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Tebow has about $5 million worth of recapture language in his contract, meaning the Jets would have to pay back some money to Denver, and the Jets might be unwilling to do that. The trade, then, is not finalized.
  • fOX Sports: Tebow To The NY Jets

    03/21/2012 9:58:41 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 53 replies
    Fox Sports
    Tim Tebow traded to the NY Jets for a 4th round draft pick with the Broncos.
  • Denver traded quarterback Tim Tebow to the NY Jets.

    03/21/2012 9:57:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Twitter ^ | March 21, 2012 | Adam Schefter
    Denver traded quarterback Tim Tebow to the NY Jets.
  • Sea otters face a growing threat: shark attacks

    02/18/2012 8:42:25 AM PST · by null and void · 39 replies
    The Mercury News ^ | 02/17/2012 11:14:50 AM PST | Paul Rogers
    California's sea otters have struggled for years with diseases, parasites and even the occasional collision with boats. But now the fuzzy coastal mascots are increasingly facing another threat: shark attacks. It's difficult to say that white shark numbers are increasing. Last year, the first comprehensive study of the number of white sharks off the California coast estimated there are 219, fewer than previously thought. Block said other species of sharks, including sevengills and makos, might also be attacking otters. She said having a population of large predators is healthy for any ecosystem, and that more research is needed before...
  • Report: Whitney’s Body FlownTo NJ on Tyler Perry’s Private Jet [Will Obama condemn evil jet owner?]

    02/14/2012 5:35:48 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    newsone.com ^ | 2/13/2012
    TMZ reports that Whitney Houston‘s body was flown home to Newark, New Jersey on Tyler Perry’s private jet. The film-maker was reportedly in Los Angeles on a press junket for his upcoming film, Good Deeds. When he heard of Houston’s death, he immediately offered his jet as transportation.
  • Kim Kardashian...as claims she is dating NFL star emerge (Mark Sanchez of NY Jets)

    02/03/2012 6:58:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 3, 2012 | Sarah Fitzmaurice
    She is in town to sound out premises for a new D-A-S-H shop in Miami but Kim Kardashian is squeezing in a bit of pleasure into her work schedule. ..................................................... While Kim has been spending increasing time with Jonathan whose sexuality was questioned on her reality TV show, it has been claimed that Kim is secretly dating NFL star Mark Sanchez.
  • George W Bush coin toss at Jets-Cowboys game (vanity)

    09/12/2011 5:49:57 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 16 replies
    Me
    So i'm at the game last night- starting my 31st consecutive season attending every Jets home game- and in the middle of the ceremonies they announce, "here for the coin flip, the 43rd POTUS, George" i jump out of my seat and begin yelling "yeh W!!! yeh W!!!" (sadly i must've looked like my 8YO daughter at a Justin Bieber concert)...I heard a large roar from most of the stadium- a few boos, though that's when he was talking to Romo...even later, in the 2nd half when they showed the clips, one of GWB walking to midfield there was applause...
  • Jets forward Rypien found dead in Alberta home

    08/16/2011 11:42:06 AM PDT · by RitchieAprile · 1 replies
    NHL.com ^ | Tuesday, 08.16.2011 / 11:05 AM | NHL.com
    Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Alberta have confirmed that Winnipeg Jets forward Rick Rypien, 27, was found dead in his home in Crowsnest Pass, AB, on Monday. According to a report in the Toronto Globe and Mail, RCMP officials confirmed the death was not of a suspicious nature. National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman issued the following statement regarding the death of Rypien: "The National Hockey League sends its deepest condolences to the family, friends and teammates of Rick Rypien, who played the game with so much energy and emotion and whose passing fills us all with a sense of...
  • Aerospace industry tells Obama to cool it on bashing corporate jets

    06/30/2011 8:27:31 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 42 replies
    Aerospace industry tells Obama to cool it on bashing corporate jets By Keith Laing - 06/30/11 10:16 AM ET President Obama went over the top in his criticism of tax breaks for corporate jet owners, a lobbying group said Thursday. "We're disturbed by President Obama's remarks on business aviation," Aerospace Industries Association President Marion Blakey said in a statement. "General aviation plays an important role in our economy and took a substantial hit in the recent recession," she continued. "We feel that disparaging comments from the president regarding business jet users are not conducive to promoting jobs, investment and economic...
  • 2009 Stimulus Includes Tax Break to Promote Private Jet Sales [ Obama wants more corps to buy jets]

    06/30/2011 2:02:51 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb 18 2009 | AP
    FLASHBACK from 2009- WASHINGTON -- Just a few months after lawmakers scolded auto executives for flying to Washington in private jets, Congress approved a tax break in the stimulus package to help businesses buy their own planes. The incentive -- first used to help plane makers recover from the 2001 terror attacks -- sharply reduces the up front tax bill for companies who buy assets like business planes. The aviation industry, which is cutting jobs as it suffers from declining shipments and canceled orders, hopes the tax break in the economic-stimulus bill just signed by President Barack Obama will persuade...
  • Obamanomics, leaving on a jet plane

    06/30/2011 10:16:19 AM PDT · by radioone · 6 replies
    Reuters Blog ^ | 6-29-11 | James Pethokoukis
    Buckle your seat belts low and tight, America, there’s going to be turbulence all the way to Election Day, 2012. It’s only the summer of 2011 and already we have kids vs. corporate jets, courtesy of the White House political machine. The most newsworthy bit of President Obama’s press conference certainly had nothing to do with economics or America’s precarious fiscal position. Recall: The president’s most recent budget plan would add $9.5 trillion in cumulative new debt over the next decade. Eliminating a tax break for the purchase of corporate jets – it’s called “accelerated depreciation” and Obama has endorsed...
  • Oh, Those Awful Corporate Jet Owners!

    06/30/2011 9:50:20 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 15 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 06-30-11 | Stoutcat
    Mention has been made about President Obama’s casting of corporate jet owners as villains in yesterday’s press conference. Clearly, he feels strongly about it, as he called them out specifically half a dozen times. This vilification is especially rich, coming as it does from the man who regularly rides what is likely considered to be the most expensive “corporate jet” in the world. And of course we shouldn’t forget that the “tax breaks” for those dastardly corporate jet owners came right from his own Stimulus plan which failed so spectacularly… But let’s take a look at the “corporate jet” part...
  • Obama dives into debt talks (main problem is private jet owners while Moochelle vacations)

    06/29/2011 9:21:09 AM PDT · by Libloather · 43 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/27/11 | Stephen Collinson
    Obama dives into debt talksBy Stephen Collinson | AFP – Mon, Jun 27, 2011 The White House accused Republicans of siding with billionaires and private jet owners, as President Barack Obama waded into political talks designed to avert a "calamitous" US debt default. Obama met the top Democrat in the Senate and his minority Republican counterpart, seeking to unpick a deadlock over his call on lawmakers to lift the $14.29 trillion debt ceiling by an August 2 deadline. As political tensions rose, the White House warned of "calamitous" consequences to the global economy if the talks do not seal an...
  • Star Found Shooting Water "Bullets"

    06/15/2011 2:04:37 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 21 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 6/13/11 | Andrew Fazekas
    Stellar sprinklers may help irrigate cosmos, study suggests.Seven hundred and fifty light-years from Earth, a young, sunlike star has been found with jets that blast epic quantities of water into interstellar space, shooting out droplets that move faster than a speeding bullet. The discovery suggests that protostars may be seeding the universe with water. These stellar embryos shoot jets of material from their north and south poles as their growth is fed by infalling dust that circles the bodies in vast disks. "If we picture these jets as giant hoses and the water droplets as bullets, the amount shooting out...
  • Plaxico Burress partners with anti-gun org. (to discourage youth from owning firearms)")

    06/13/2011 10:27:57 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 38 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | 13 JUN 11 | Gregg Rosenthal
    In his first extended public apperance since getting out of prison, Plaxico Burress announced Monday in New York City that he has partnered with the National Urban League and the Brady Center to combat gun violence. “I want to see every child have a chance to succeed. I have an opportunity to make a difference,” Burress said via the New York Post. Quickly rehabbing his public image with a partnership like this is a page taken directly out of the Michael Vick playbook. So is the news Monday that Tony Dungy will serve as a mentor to Vick. Magic Johnson...
  • Jets Scrambled Overnight? Not in the News this a.m.

    04/14/2011 5:12:44 AM PDT · by Boss Claw · 29 replies
    4-14-2011 | Boss Claw
    Around 12:45 a.m. on Thursday April 14, 2011 (in the wee hours today), my husband and I awoke to hear major (military) jet rumblings over D.C. or nearby. It reminded us of the strange-sounding reverberations we hear at the annual air show. It came in two subsequent periods. The first one lasted probably no more than 3-5 minutes. I'm a bad judge of how long it lasted when I can't see a clock (after I initially checked the time) and when it is a startling event. Anyway, it was a significant period, and not just a flyover -- which we...
  • Jets' Sanchez and HS gal in QB 'sack'

    02/09/2011 12:56:34 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 81 replies
    NY Post ^ | 02/09/2011 | PERRY CHIARAMONTE
    She's in high school and dating the star quarterback -- of the Jets! Superstar Gang Green play caller Mark Sanchez "hooked up" in his New Jersey home last month with a striking 17-year-old Connecticut high-school girl -- whose preppy dad is a super-wealthy financier, a bombshell new report claims. Sexy rich girl Eliza Kruger not only bragged on Facebook about "MARK F--ING SANCHEZ" texting her after they flirted at a hip Manhattan nightclub on New Year's Eve -- she also took photos of a mussed-up bed in his boudoir as "proof" of their huddle just days later. "We went back...
  • (vanity) Steelers de-Feet the Jets, 24-19: AFC Champs

    01/23/2011 6:53:52 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 16 replies
    1/23/11 | raccoonradio
    Packers-Steelers in SB 45
  • Obama's Curse- Jets vs Steelers

    01/23/2011 3:48:31 PM PST · by foundedonpurpose · 17 replies
    1-23-11 | foundedonpurpose
    Who did Ears pick in the second game?
  • Video: CBS announcer bashes Jets' 'absurd' touchdown celebration

    01/17/2011 11:15:18 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 136 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 17 Jan 11 | Chris Chase
    When you talk big, you'd better back it up. And if you back up the big talk, you deserve to celebrate even bigger. That wasn't a problem for the New York Jets during and after the team's decisive 28-21 victory over the New England Patriots in the AFC divisional playoff. A bit of the celebration didn't please CBS announcer Jim Nantz, though. After Shonn Greene(notes) scored a late game-sealing touchdown, many Jets, Rex Ryan included, converged in the end zone to whoop it up and send one final message to the Patriots and their fans. Nantz didn't like this, particulary...
  • Staten Island Jets fan's sledding celebration turns fatal

    01/17/2011 9:31:03 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 17, 2011 | JESSICA SIMEONE
    <p>A Staten Island man who decided to celebrate the Jets’ stunning upset of the New England Patriots yesterday by going sledding on his driveway was killed after he skidded into the street and was struck by an SUV, cops said.</p>
  • Live: Jets 14, Patriots 3

    01/16/2011 3:17:13 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 41 replies
    boston.com ^ | January 16, 2011 | Steve Silva, Boston.com Staff
    Halftime: You can hear the boos from the press box as the Patriots shuffle off the field at the end of a disappointing first half. Before the misery ended, Logan Mankins shoved Jets cornerback Marquice Cole and picked up a personal foul penalty.
  • Rex Ryan's wife Michelle purported to be woman in X-rated Internet photos that put FootGate to shame

    12/31/2010 7:36:00 AM PST · by Callahan · 24 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/31/2010 | Nathaniel Vinton
    Just when Rex Ryan thought he was back on solid footing, it appears that another shoe has dropped. New and graphic photos appeared on the Internet Thursday purporting to depict Michelle Ryan, the wife of the chastened Jets coach, showing off her bare feet - and much, much more.