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  • King Cobra Swinging From Branch at MacRitchie Nature Trail Wows Visitors

    03/05/2021 8:48:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | FEBRUARY 26, 2021
    A few visitors to MacRitchie Nature Trail witnessed the spectacular sight of a king cobra swinging from a tree branch on Sunday afternoon (Feb 21). Stomp contributor Masnashzreen shared with Stomp a video of the snake swinging and dangling from a tree that he took at about 3.52pm. He told Stomp that he made sure to keep a safe distance while taking the video even though there were other visitors who got closer to take photos and videos of the reptile. In the video, people are heard exclaiming in awe. "Adult king cobras are three to four metres-long on average...
  • First They Came for the Muscle Cars .....

    01/19/2021 8:51:56 AM PST · by Red Badger · 135 replies ^ | By Eric - September 21, 2020
    You had to be there to remember – and to understand – so here’s a refresher. In 1964, group of young Pontiac engineers created the GTO by pairing an expensive big-car’s engine with an inexpensive medium-sized car – thereby creating the first mass-market muscle car. Which was mass-market because it wasn’t just about muscle. That had been done before, by Chrysler (letter series cars) and Oldsmobile, too. What made the GTO different – and dangerous, in the view of a certain kind of killjoy – was that it was cheap. Or at least, affordable. You didn’t have to be a...
  • The Conservative Case for COBRA Subsidies

    The economy is starting to bounce back from the coronavirus, but a full recovery will take years. About 30 million Americans remain unemployed. And the Federal Reserve expects the jobless rate — which currently exceeds 13 percent — to remain above 9 percent through the end of the year, far above the historic low of 3.5 percent we recorded in February. Simply put, Americans are struggling. Through no fault of their own, millions have lost their jobs — and with it, their health insurance. Many are signing up for Medicaid or Obamacare. Conservatives like me cringe to see so many...
  • What sssocial distancing? 3-metre-long King Cobra slithers to Marsiling MRT

    05/05/2020 12:51:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | MAY 04, 2020 | Rainier Cheung
    When the cat is away, the mice will play. While most people are cooped up at home during the circuit breaker, a three-metre-long King Cobra was spotted taking a stroll near Marsiling MRT on Sunday (May 3) afternoon. The curious spectacle was captured on video and uploaded onto Twitter that day. "I was strolling to NTUC to get groceries when this big girl came out of nowhere," the woman behind the camera, who declined to be named, wrote in her tweet. Speaking with AsiaOne, her sister Feeza recounted how the venomous snake had slithered from a lift lobby of Block...
  • BREAKING - Feds make arrests over Puerto Rico disaster recovery funds

    09/10/2019 8:15:12 AM PDT · by cll · 46 replies
    FEMA Regional Director Asha Tribble, Cobra Acquisitions President Donald Keith Ellison, and former FEMA staffer and then Cobra employee Jovanda Patterson arrested in the mainland U.S. for fraud and bribery related to the reconstruction of the Puerto Rico electrical grid after Hurricane Maria. Basically, the FEMA and former FEMA officials accepting or offering bribes for favoritism in the awarding of reconstruction contracts. No Puerto Rican officials appear to be involved. Ongoing press conference. Developing...
  • Pa. woman uses shovel to kill cobra slithering on her patio

    06/25/2019 9:33:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 89 replies
    Trib Total Media ^ | June 25, 2019
    FALLS, Pa. — A Pennsylvania woman used a shovel to kill a cobra she saw slithering on the patio of her apartment. Kathy Kehoe says the squawking of some blue jays outside her unit caught her attention Monday. When she looked outside, she saw a 4 to 5-foot-long serpent. Kehoe, 73, says she noticed the lateral spot commonly found on cobras and nudged its tail. When it rose and spread its hood, she realized it was a cobra. Her apartment complex in Falls, Wyoming County, just northwest of Scranton, is the same one where officials removed 20 venomous snakes from...
  • 1965 World Sportscar Championship (Shelby and Bondurant charging)

    03/13/2019 10:12:08 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | aug 11 2012 | Various
    With the 12 hours of Sebring this Saturday I am posting an old video of the Shelby Cobra in the horrific cancellation at Monza in 1064 that left them with a 1 pt loss. And then the upgrades and win in 1965. The brittish manager tried to manipulate the win for the Brits....yes. A very interesting video!
  • Upgraded Old Cobra Gunships Offer Big Capabilities Without The Price Tag

    06/05/2018 10:40:43 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    The Drive ^ | JUNE 4, 2018 | JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    Jordan is in the process of upgrading some of its AH-1F Cobra gunship helicopters to a new standard that incorporates many features similar, or outright identical, to those on the latest AH-1Z model. The update package could potentially serve as a model for other countries looking to upgrade their existing AH-1s or for military forces considering buying Cobras for the first time on the growing secondary market. The Jordanian Air Force displayed one of the modified helicopters during the country’s biennial Special Operations Forces Exhibition, or SOFEX, which took place at Marka Airport in the capital Amman in May 2018....
  • College Station animal control officers capture cobra

    04/29/2018 6:09:06 AM PDT · by bgill · 53 replies
    the eagle ^ | Apr 28, 2018 | staff
    According to a press release from College Station police, animal control officers were called to the intersection of University Drive East and Forest Drive around 4:30 p.m. on the report of an aggressive snake. Authorities say the foot-long snake was identified as a young albino monocled cobra. Animal control officers were able to capture the reptile, which is generally found in Asia. Authorities are seeking the snake’s owner to ensure that no one has been bitten by the snake. Anyone walking dogs in the area is reminded to stay vigilant. Ownership of the snake is considered a violation of College...
  • This Marine Takes a Knee against the NFL

    09/29/2017 4:44:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    American ^ | September 29, 2017 | Ken Russel
    I had the privilege to serve with the finest Americans, the U.S. Marine Corps, from 1979 until 1990. These fine Americans included people you've never heard of like Pat Guigerre, Jeff Sharver, and Jeb Seagle, who gave their lives to provide NFL players the freedom to make an issue of themselves. To demonstrate their feelings of concern about this horrible racist nation – at least according to their own delusions – they must have the courage and patriotism to disrespect the symbols of their freedom during a football game and not on their own personal time. Keep in mind that...
  • Birth of the Cobra (attack helicopter)

    07/18/2017 8:54:43 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 57 replies
    Air & Space Magazine ^ | August 2017 | Stephen Joiner
    Bell Helicopter’s prototype for the AH-1G Cobra flies in front of two UH-1 Hueys, the aircraft it was designed to protect. (Bell Helicopter Historical Archives via Ray Wilhite) What was on Mike Folse’s drawing board at Bell Helicopter that day in March 1965 was supposed to be a hovercraft. It wasn’t. “I had an idea instead,” he explains. “My boss would be on vacation for two weeks.” Gloom pervaded Bell’s Preliminary Design Group. In a Pentagon competition to develop an ambitious concept for an attack helicopter, Bell’s proposal had just lost out to Lockheed’s—a demoralizing beat-down from an airplane company...
  • Man posing for a photo with a deadly cobra in India doesn't even realize when the [tr]

    04/10/2017 12:03:08 PM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 10, 2017 | Dinesh Dubey
    This is the moment a man was fatally bitten by a cobra while watching a snake charmer in India. Video shows the charmer attempting to put the snake around the tourist's neck while other people watch and film.
  • The Keefe Report: Colt Cobra—A New Factory Double-Action Colt

    12/31/2016 10:32:10 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 65 replies
    American Rifleman ^ | January 1, 2017 | Mark Keefe
    To do this job right, one has to keep secrets. And Colt dropped the biggest secret of 2017 on me, then told me to keep my yap shut—until now. Finally, the biggest news in new gun introductions is out. Colt is back in the double-action revolver business... If you haunt, odds are you have seen the prices of Colt revolvers skyrocket. Anything with a snake name has been going for big money—sometimes ridiculous money. My friend Steve Fjestad from Blue Book of Gun Values recently wrote about this. While some of the lunacy has subsided, it is clear...
  • FEMA: Ohio emergency responders were exposed to deadly toxin [Ricin]

    12/21/2016 10:34:23 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    WHIO ^ | 12/22/2016
    [H]undreds of Ohio emergency responders were exposed to a potentially fatal toxin while training at a FEMA facility in Alabama. The federal agency released a statement Wednesday saying that they have received no reports of illness as a result of the ricin exposure. Ricin is a poison found naturally in castor beans that kills cells by preventing them from creating protein. Exposure to the toxin can lead to death.
  • The Very First Shelby Cobra Just Sold For A Staggering Record $13.75 Million

    08/21/2016 8:37:35 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 70 replies ^ | Patrick George
    The Monterey Car Week auctions are where the beautiful members of the landed gentry go to blow obscene amounts of money on cars, and at yesterday’s RM Sotheby’s auction, one of them took Cobramania to new heights. This 1962 Shelby 260 Cobra known as the CSX 2000 just commanded $13.75 million at auction. ... RM Sotheby’s has a ton of detailed information on this legendary car, but it is notable for being the very first Shelby Cobra. It arrived in the U.S. without a motor in February 1962, and Carroll Shelby and his partner Dean Moon then threw in a...
  • The 8 Obamacare Co-Ops Most Likely To Fail This Year

    04/13/2016 3:19:56 PM PDT · by EVO X · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/10/16 | richard-pollock
    Eight of the 11 remaining Obamacare health insurance co-ops appear likely to fail this year, according to an analysis of financial documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. Twelve of the original 23 federally-financed co-ops have already collapsed. The co-op program was funded with $2.5 billion in 2010. “In general, there’s not a turnaround in sight. The same problems that plagued them before are continuing,” Thomas P. Miller, senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute who previously served as the senior health economist for the congressional Joint Economic Committee, told TheDCNF.
  • Egypt To UK Flights Delayed For Security Checks

    11/04/2015 9:51:55 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 2 replies
    SKY News ^ | November 4 | Staff
    All flights to Britain from the Egyptian resort of Sharm el Sheikh have been delayed to allow security checks at the airport. A Downing Street spokesman said a team of UK experts were assessing security arrangements at the airport.
  • 50 years later, Bell’s Cobra helicopter still going strong

    09/08/2015 1:34:26 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Star-Telegram ^ | SEPTEMBER 7, 2015 | TERRY EVANS
    DENTON - Many people will go about their lives on Labor Day unaware that it’s the golden anniversary of the first flight of an aircraft that played a huge role in the Vietnam War. “The Cobra saved hundreds if not thousands of lives in Vietnam by flying as an escort to Hueys,” said Mike Folse, 81, of Denton. Folse, a Bell Helicopter engineer from 1954 to 1971, said he designed the Bell AH-1 Cobra in an act of desperation. After Bell lost a contract to Lockheed for production of an attack helicopter, Folse said he started working on a conceptual...
  • King Cobra, Python Tangle in Singapore Street Fight

    09/05/2015 10:40:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Discovery ^ | SEP 2, 2015
    Students on campus at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University got a firsthand look at what happens when big, dangerous snakes clash. This being the Internet era, they also documented it on video. Channel News Asia reported on a half-hour battle between a king cobra and a python, just off the curb of a busy street on the university's grounds. Students told Channel News Asia that the python seemed to have been winning, having gotten a constricting grip on the cobra's head. But, as shown about half-way through the video clip above, the cobra somehow wriggled free and headed off for a...
  • Battle of the reptiles: Video captures fight between python and cobra [Singapore][4-min vid]

    09/02/2015 10:00:12 PM PDT · by ETL · 21 replies ^ | September 02, 2015
    It’s a reptilian battle between the creepy crawlies. A video of two deadly snakes – a python and a king cobra – on a street in Singapore has been making the rounds online. Passersby looked on as the two snakes twisted around one another, the Telegraph reports.