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-Lurid Crime Tales-
After 26 years on the lam, ‘last' Miami Cocaine Cowboy arrested in Orlando
[Miami Herald] For 26 years, federal authorities in Miami suspected the fugitive brother of notorious Cocaine Cowboy Augusto "Willie" Falcon was hiding in Mexico or Colombia.

"Nobody thought he was in the United States," said Barry Golden, a deputy and spokesman with the U.S. Marshals Service.

All these years -- or at least since the late 1990s -- it turns out Gustavo Falcon, 55, was living with his family about 200 miles from Miami near the state’s theme park capital, Disney World.

Deputy U.S. marshals had been watching Gustavo Falcon’s rental home in Kissimmee, just south of Orlando, in recent months. And on Wednesday, they followed him and his wife as they went on a 40-mile bike ride -- sometimes losing the couple, then finding them again. Eventually, the deputies nabbed him at an intersection in Kissimmee in the afternoon. Falcon told the deputies that he and his family had been living in the Orlando area for almost two decades.

Falcon -- who had been charged with his older brother, Willie, infamous partner Salvador "Sal" Magluta and several others in 1991 with smuggling tons of cocaine into the United States -- was booked into the Orlando County jail at 6:24 p.m. Falcon, also known as "Taby," was scheduled to have his first appearance Thursday in Orlando federal court, before his expected transfer to Miami.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/13/2017 13:07 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [286 views] Top|| File under:

'White America' ....did not firebomb Charlotte-Mecklenburg immigrant's store
[American Mirror] A hate crime allegedly perpetrated by "white America" turned out to be hoax perpetuated by a black criminal with an ax to grind against President Trump.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police arrested 32-year-old Curtis Flournoy on Sunday for firebombing the immigrant-operated Central Market in east Charlotte in what they’re characterizing as a pre-planned hate crime, according to The Charlotte Observer.

Investigators allege Flournoy threw a rock through the store’s window last Thursday, followed by a flaming object that started a blaze at the store owned by Indian immigrants.

Posted by: Besoeker || 04/13/2017 08:24 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [611 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Not quite the Reichstag Fire, but they're working their way up.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 04/13/2017 8:45 Comments || Top||

#2  Wouldn't an anti-white hate crime also be a hate crime?
Posted by: JohnQC || 04/13/2017 8:46 Comments || Top||

#3  #2 - that's justified
Posted by: Frank G || 04/13/2017 9:20 Comments || Top||

#4  The details of the crime released last week were just a bit TOO perfect to be true.
Posted by: Tom || 04/13/2017 14:41 Comments || Top||

#5  What is the batting average of hoax hate crimes vs real hate crimes?

Judging from Instapundit it's not clear there are any real hate crimes these days.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 04/13/2017 18:08 Comments || Top||

Fast and Furious scandal: Suspected triggerman in border agent's murder arrested
[FOX] EXCLUSIVE ‐ The cartel member suspected of shooting and killing Border Patrol agent Brian Terry in 2010 with a gun supplied by the U.S. government was arrested in Mexico Wednesday, senior law enforcement, Border Patrol, and congressional sources told Fox News.

The suspect, Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes, was apprehended by a joint U.S.-Mexico law enforcement task force that included the Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Marshals and the Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC).

A $250,000 reward had been sought for information leading to the arrest of Osorio-Arellanes, who was captured at a ranch on the border of the Mexican states of Sinaloa and Chihuahua. U.S. authorities have said they will seek his extradition.

Terry was killed on Dec. 14, 2010 in a gunfight between Border Patrol agents and members of a five-man cartel "rip crew," which regularly patrolled the desert along the U.S.-Mexico border looking for drug dealers to rob.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/13/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [500 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Good. Now skin him alive and tack his hide on the wall as a warning to others.

Or hang him.

I'm good with either.
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/13/2017 0:09 Comments || Top||

#2  ...so normal cartel punishment?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 04/13/2017 8:39 Comments || Top||

#3  Good. Now skin him alive and tack his hide on the wall as a warning to others. Or hang him.

I vote for an accident with the jail yard wood chipper.
Posted by: gorb || 04/13/2017 13:01 Comments || Top||

#4  Cooperation from Mexico? Surprising.
Posted by: Pappy || 04/13/2017 15:54 Comments || Top||

#5  Suddenly the guy is found and arrested, a mere three months after Champ and Lynch (Holder clone) are gone from power?
Wow, what a coincidence that now the trial might happen. Bets on who pays for his possible demise before he gets here have an interesting range of possibilities...
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 04/13/2017 16:19 Comments || Top||

Armed bank robber abandons accomplice mid-raid after he fell ill and died
[RT] Italian police have been landed with a bizarre mystery to solve - a case involving an armed robber who dropped dead suddenly during a daring daylight bank heist in Tuscany.

Reportedly brandishing box cutters, two raiders launched a Monday morning raid on a branch of Banca Popolare di Lajatico in Navacchio, northern Italia.

According to Pisa Today, the two men worked in tandem with one keeping guard at the door while the other threatened staff and forcing them to hand over around €5,000 in cash.

The pair’s getaway took a drastic turn, however, when one of the men suddenly dropped to the floor, lost consciousness and died at the scene. His accomplice attempted to resuscitate the stricken man before abandoning him and making off with the money, reports Il Tirreno.

CCTV may yet yield more clues as to what happened, as well as helping to identify the duo. Commander at the local Pisa police department, Giovanni Bartolacci, said Sherlocks will use fingerprints to find out who the man was, and also revealed that he had some distinguishing body artwork.

"This is a man of about 40 years, of stocky build with a small swastika tattooed on his shoulder," Bartolacci said. "He had no documents with him. We have already acquired the footage from security cameras."

The second robber who made off with the stolen cash is still on the run.

Posted by: Fred || 04/13/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [416 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Let's see... I can take the money... I can take the dead body... it's a tough one... I'm thinking...
Posted by: ed in texas || 04/13/2017 8:31 Comments || Top||

#2  The bank robber didn't subscribe to credo of "No one left behind."
Posted by: JohnQC || 04/13/2017 8:39 Comments || Top||

#3  His accomplice attempted to resuscitate the stricken man before abandoning him and making off with the money

His cut just got bigger!
Posted by: Procopius2k || 04/13/2017 8:42 Comments || Top||

Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam found Tango Uniform in Hudson River
[WAPO] Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the first African American to serve on New York’s top court and the first female Muslim judge in the United States, was found dead in the Hudson River Wednesday, police said. She was 65.

The body of Abdus-Salaam, a native of Washington, D.C., was found fully clothed in the river in Upper Manhattan at 1:45 p.m., a day after her husband had reported her missing, according to the New York Police Department. There were no signs of trauma or injury on the body, and the cause of death is still under investigation.

It is not yet known how Abdus-Salaam, who lived in Harlem, ended up in the river, or how long her body had been there. Her death shook the New York legal community, prompting responses from colleagues, judges and state and local political leaders.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/13/2017 04:24 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [663 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Honor killing?
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/13/2017 8:27 Comments || Top||

#2  NY Post says likely suicide
Posted by: Frank G || 04/13/2017 21:19 Comments || Top||

#3  likely suicide

Will she be charged with a hate crime for killing a black, female Muslim?
Posted by: SteveS || 04/13/2017 22:18 Comments || Top||

#4  Her first? Just a name (so electable!).
Next, Kennedy's scribbling collectible.
The third (and what spouses
don't want separate houses?),
Canonically PC respectable.

Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 04/13/2017 23:47 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
Link to a too close view of a recent Chinese rocket launch.
Posted by: 3dc || 04/13/2017 12:59 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [270 views] Top|| File under:

British Steamer hits 100mph
[BBC] A steam train has reached 100mph on Britain's mainline rail network for the first time in 50 years.

The Peppercorn class A1 steam locomotive Tornado clocked the speed during a test run on the East Coast Main Line between Doncaster and Newcastle early on Wednesday morning.

The trip was part of a bid to raise Tornado's speed limit for passenger trips from 75mph to 90mph by the end of the year.

Tornado was the first steam locomotive to be built in the UK for almost half a century when it was completed in Darlington in 2008.

Thousands of people turned out to watch the locomotive when it operated regular services on the Settle to Carlisle line for three days in February.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/13/2017 07:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [637 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Peppercorn Tornado video

Published on Jun 21, 2012
In 1990 a group of people came together to share an extraordinary ambition - to construct a brand new Peppercorn A1 Pacific. They formed The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust and after nineteen years of incredible effort that locomotive, No. 60163 Tornado, moved under its own power for the first time in 2008. Ref: http://www.a1steam.com/
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/13/2017 9:11 Comments || Top||

#2  Link to the 'impossible' build.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/13/2017 9:31 Comments || Top||

#3  Does Governor Brown know about this? He'd probably try to put them out of business because they burn coal.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 04/13/2017 12:03 Comments || Top||

#4  Keep Schwarzenegger away! He might try to hit it with a big sword.
Posted by: magpie || 04/13/2017 13:29 Comments || Top||

#5  Nice. But I am holding out for Union Pacific's 4014 after restoration in about 18 months.
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 04/13/2017 15:36 Comments || Top||

#6  USN: Status
Posted by: 3dc || 04/13/2017 15:51 Comments || Top||

#7  I thought it was oil fired. There apparently is no mention of what kind of fuel it use. Granted it was a quick search, but that information should be obvious.
Posted by: Seeking cure for ignorance || 04/13/2017 16:38 Comments || Top||

#8  Thanks 3DC. Glad there is another railfan in the 'Burg.
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 04/13/2017 17:06 Comments || Top||

#9  Site with some nice info on the "Big Boy's"
They also have a lot of stuff any old gearhead, airplane enthusiast or just plain appreciative person of the mechanical arts can get into
Posted by: Cheaderhead || 04/13/2017 20:28 Comments || Top||

#10  If you are ever in the UK, take a trip on the Settle to Carlisle line. Very scenic.
Posted by: phil_b || 04/13/2017 20:43 Comments || Top||

Jimmy Kimmel blasts United in fake ad mocking the airline

By Amy Graff, SFGATE Updated 9:27 am, Tuesday, April 11, 2017

This Sunday, April 9, 2017, image made from a video provided by Audra D. Bridges shows a passenger being removed from a United Airlines flight in Chicago. Video of police officers dragging the passenger from an overbooked United Airlines flight sparked an uproar Monday on social media, and a spokesman for the airline insisted that employees had no choice but to contact authorities to remove the man. (Audra D. Bridges via AP)
Image 37 of 37

"I'm glad none of you were yanked off your plane," Jimmy Kimmel started off his monologue on Monday night's show. "Have you seen that video of the guy getting dragged off a United flight?"

The talk show host went on to describe the horrifying incident when aviation police used physical force to yank a United passenger from an overbooked flight at Chicago O'Hara International Airport on Sunday.

More at link, be sure you also click through the slideshow, it's hilarious! If you open the video at the YouTube site, check out the sidebar on the right side. Reaction is amazing for liberals!
Posted by: Seeking cure for ignorance || 04/13/2017 02:49 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [519 views] Top|| File under:

#1  For your viewing pleasure.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 04/13/2017 8:37 Comments || Top||

#2  Pretty good ones P2K - missed the one of Negan walking the aisle; had me cracking up.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 04/13/2017 19:32 Comments || Top||

#3  The Duffel Blog has a good one too.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 04/13/2017 19:35 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Sh*tty situation - Addicts Who Can't Get Opioids Are Overdosing on a Diarrhea Drug
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/13/2017 00:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [404 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And along I was thinking Imodium was that stuff your mother gave you when things were a bit stuffed up in the plumbing.
Posted by: JohnQC || 04/13/2017 8:42 Comments || Top||

#2  Agreed that's what it is used for, JohnQC.

Perhaps the good folks at The Atlantic didn't do any basic journalistic research on one of their stories........again.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 04/13/2017 14:47 Comments || Top||

#3  #1 And along I was thinking Imodium was that stuff your mother gave you when things [needed] were a bit stuffed up in the plumbing.

It didn't seem like that read right. FIFM

Posted by: JohnQC || 04/13/2017 16:04 Comments || Top||

Caribbean-Latin America
Venezuela's Maduro pelted by angry crowd at rally
A parade in honour of former Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez’s Chavista movement, and attended by President Nicolas Maduro, was interrupted by critics who threw objects at the embattled leader in Bolivar state.

The rally event, purportedly attended by his supporters, turned into a public display of opposition directly targeting the South American president on Tuesday. It comes after days of violent opposition protests in the country’s cities in which two people have been killed.

As Maduro waved goodbye, standing in an open air caravan, he and his security detail were pelted by onlookers with what Venezuelan media are claiming were eggs. Maduro’s security flanked the president as the objects were thrown and state-controlled media outlets halted their broadcast of the event when the attack began.

At least five people were arrested following Tuesday’s rally for throwing “sharp objects” at Maduro. They are added to the at least 188 others, mostly students, who have been arrested earlier in April.
Posted by: Pappy || 04/13/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [389 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  threw objects at the embattled leader

Let me know when the objects they're throwing go boom.
Posted by: AlanC || 04/13/2017 7:32 Comments || Top||

#2  days of violent opposition protests

And I'm sure the MSM covered this in detail, right?

Um, right?
Posted by: AlanC || 04/13/2017 7:34 Comments || Top||

#3  Unlikely. The proletariat might get the idea that it may not work.
Posted by: gorb || 04/13/2017 13:09 Comments || Top||

#4  Wake me up when the starving masses eat Maduro.
Posted by: 3dc || 04/13/2017 15:09 Comments || Top||

#5  Some wag photoshopped that Kardashian handing Maduro a Pepsi.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 04/13/2017 17:06 Comments || Top||

Man's body, seen tossed from plane, found on roof of Mexican hospital
[FOX] The body of a man, who witnesses said was tossed from a plane, landed on a hospital roof in Mexico's northern Sinaloa state on Wednesday, according to a public health service official in the region, which is home to notorious drug traffickers.

The body landed on the roof of an IMSS hospital in the town of Eldorado, around 7:30 a.m. local time, said the official, who was not authorized to give his name.

Witnesses standing outside the health center reported a plane flying low over the hospital and a person thrown out, the health official said.

He said two more bodies were reported to have been found in the town, which lies about 40 miles south of Culiacan, the state capital. Local media reported that those two bodies were thrown from the same plane as the body that landed on the hospital.

The official did not know if the man was alive when he was thrown from the plane. Officials from the state prosecutor's office were at the scene, he said.

The state prosecutor's office did not immediately reply to a request for comment.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/13/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [606 views] Top|| File under:

#1  He ain't walking that one off....
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/13/2017 0:14 Comments || Top||

#2  Overbooked flight ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/13/2017 4:29 Comments || Top||

#3  Guess they haven't got the whole "Flight For Life" thing down pat yet.
Posted by: Cheaderhead || 04/13/2017 5:53 Comments || Top||

#4  #3 has to get the dry humor award today, for sure...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/13/2017 7:59 Comments || Top||

#5  There are some strong contenders this a.m.
Posted by: JohnQC || 04/13/2017 8:35 Comments || Top||

#6  His healthcare plan didn't cover transport?
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/13/2017 10:30 Comments || Top||

#7  He was re-accomodated.
Posted by: Crusader || 04/13/2017 10:48 Comments || Top||

#8  Islamic air-lines rainbow flight to Mecca?
Posted by: AlanC || 04/13/2017 11:50 Comments || Top||

#9  The hospital's no good. Next time drop 'em on the morgue.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 04/13/2017 12:11 Comments || Top||

#10  As God is my witness, I thought drug traffickers could fly.
Posted by: gorb || 04/13/2017 13:03 Comments || Top||

#11  He wasn't flying on United was he?
Posted by: Cheaderhead || 04/13/2017 15:44 Comments || Top||

North Korea prepares to test a new nuclear bomb to mark 'Day of the Sun'
  • [Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] US military officials fear North Korea has placed a nuclear device in a tunnel with plans to detonate it on Saturday

  • Country is reportedly in its final stages of preparing for its sixth nuclear test

  • Earlier foreign journalists visiting North Korea were told to prepare for a 'big and important' event on Thursday

  • Foreign journalists were invited to Pyongyang as the country marks its biggest national day called 'Day of the Sun' on Saturday

  • Tensions are currently high with North Korea warning of a nuclear attack on the United States at any sign of American aggression
Posted by: Fred || 04/13/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [376 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  a couple of MOABs in the seconds before its detonation would make for interesting special effects.
Posted by: 3dc || 04/13/2017 15:23 Comments || Top||

#2  The problem with that would be getting the rather slow C-130s over the target so they could 'kick' their parcels out the rear hatch.

Otherwise, I agree wholeheartedly 3dc.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 04/13/2017 17:11 Comments || Top||

#3  MOABs are not penetrators. There are other bombs designed to penetrate bunkers.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 04/13/2017 17:34 Comments || Top||

Chinese trial balloon: Don't bomb NK's nukes. That's our job
Posted by: Frozen Al || 04/13/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [499 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  That promise and $5 will get you a cup of shitty coffee at Starbucks.
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/13/2017 0:08 Comments || Top||

#2  I suspect that Trump has paid the "Face" Card with Xi. By treating him as someone important, seen to be consulting and feting Xi by the Chinese, as contrast by the disrespect they believe Obama and Fatboy showed them, will give Xi cover.
Posted by: Jeasing Creque5352 || 04/13/2017 2:15 Comments || Top||

#3  "Face" Card

Trump is far more savvy about people than Obama and his lot ever were. Whether China does enough remains to be seen.
Posted by: phil_b || 04/13/2017 4:09 Comments || Top||

#4  Then do your job.
Posted by: Iblis || 04/13/2017 13:50 Comments || Top||

#5  Trump did suggest a reversal about Chinese currency manipulation the other day. I suspect the two have cut a deal and right now we are seeing the first part, non-binding words in public, before either is willing to commit to action.

Still I find this very promising.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 04/13/2017 14:40 Comments || Top||

Science & Technology
Your parents are to blame. You were a racist at age six months.
Moved to Non-WoT.
And then relocated to bullshi*
[PHYS ORG] Two studies by researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto and their collaborators from the US, UK, France and China, show that six- to nine-month-old infants demonstrate racial bias in favour of members of their own race and racial bias against those of other races.

In the first study, "Older but not younger infants associate own-race faces with happy music and other-race faces with sad music", published in Developmental Science, results showed that after six months of age, infants begin to associate own-race faces with happy music and other-race faces with sad music.

In the second study, "Infants rely more on gaze cues from own-race than other-race adults for learning under uncertainty", published in Child Development, researchers found that six- to eight-month-old infants were more inclined to learn information from an adult of his or her own race than from an adult of a different race.

(In both studies, infants less than six months of age were not found to show such biases).
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/13/2017 08:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [613 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Now that we've established that it's normal and has evidently always been that way, can we get on with getting the grown ups to calm down?
You would want to argue with science, would ya? (You might end up worming a Gerbil or something.)
Posted by: ed in texas || 04/13/2017 8:26 Comments || Top||

#2  IMHO, the study reads like so much happy bull crap. Sounds like the researchers are reading their own biases and inferences into the study. How do they operationally define racism for 6-9 month old infants that is meaningful?
Posted by: JohnQC || 04/13/2017 8:54 Comments || Top||

#3  "It's the MAN infants keeping me down!"
Posted by: Frank G || 04/13/2017 9:17 Comments || Top||

#4  I'm not racist.

I just hate all you idiots equally.
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/13/2017 9:22 Comments || Top||

#5  So infants prefer the familiar to the unfamiliar? Who, besides everyone who has ever been around one, knew?
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 04/13/2017 9:24 Comments || Top||

#6  Barry Soetoro and Colin Kaepernick being the odd exceptions.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/13/2017 9:36 Comments || Top||

#7  Nonsense. Even toddlers are not racist.
Posted by: European Conservative || 04/13/2017 9:40 Comments || Top||

#8  This study forgot to mention that this only applies to infants of white parents.
Posted by: gorb || 04/13/2017 10:06 Comments || Top||

#9  Um, isn't there definition of racism as happy v. sad music just a trifle problematic.
Posted by: AlanC || 04/13/2017 11:40 Comments || Top||

#10  Only if you have a brain.
Posted by: gorb || 04/13/2017 12:56 Comments || Top||

#11  I'd bet toddler boys play with other toddler boys regardless of color over playing with toddler girls. Again familiarity.

Posted by: rjschwarz || 04/13/2017 14:44 Comments || Top||

#12  "In both studies, infants less than six months of age were not found to show such biases".

Do they even have proper vision at less than six months?
Posted by: rjschwarz || 04/13/2017 14:44 Comments || Top||

#13  Below the age of six months infants are not aware of strangers. After that inflection point they differentiate between people they know and everyone else. By eight months trailing daughter #1, whose short life had already held quite a few multi-week periods when Mr.Wife was on the far side of the world -- we accepted the transfer to Germany so that he would only be away about three days each week, and no more than one time zone away -- had clearly sorted the adult male population into Daddy, men with dark hair and mustaches who might be Daddy and therefore were promising targets, men with dark hair, and all other men. Women were sorted into Mommy, women she knew who were not Mommy, and all other women.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/13/2017 16:23 Comments || Top||

#14  How do these infants respond to "rap."
Posted by: JohnQC || 04/13/2017 19:36 Comments || Top||

This Could Be the Army's Next-Gen Helicopter
[PM] The Joint Multi-Role helicopter program is a multi-service effort to replace many of the helicopters the armed services use with a new generation of helicopter--or helicopter-like aircraft. The UH-60 Blackhawk, for example, is used by the Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard, while the CH-47 Chinook and the AH-64 Apache are used by the Army. All of the designs, while highly effective, date back to the 1960s and 1970s. The JMR program has several subprograms, with the Future Vertical Lift-Medium set to replace the UH-60 and AH-64 and the FVL-Heavy set to replace the CH-47.

Sikorsky Boeing's entrant for the FVL-Medium, the Defiant, got a boost this week with a new video that fleshes out some key details. The Defiant will have a top speed of 250+ knots air speed, which translates to 287 miles an hour. That's more than a hundred miles an hour faster than the UH-60M Blackhawk transport, which tops out at 183 miles an hour.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/13/2017 07:46 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [513 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And once again, everybody will sit on the sidelines while the Army pays for development, and then will say "We'll take some of those."
Posted by: ed in texas || 04/13/2017 8:22 Comments || Top||

#2  Link

I love the UH-60, but it is time for an upgrade.
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/13/2017 8:30 Comments || Top||

#3  I like the M2, but they haven't come up with something better and cost effective yet as a replacement (other than 'we just want something new and sexy').
Posted by: Procopius2k || 04/13/2017 8:48 Comments || Top||

#4  Just looking at it makes my TBO-sense begin tingling.
Posted by: Bubba Fleng5889 || 04/13/2017 8:56 Comments || Top||

#5  Dubbed the Sb>1 Defiant, the concept helicopter could replace the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter

I already don't like it.
Posted by: gorb || 04/13/2017 10:14 Comments || Top||

#6  Joint Multi-Role helicopter

Oh great yet another all things to all people jack of all trades master of none function creep boondoggle. It's probably already several billion over budget.
Posted by: AlanC || 04/13/2017 11:48 Comments || Top||

#7  I am praying this doesn't turn out to be a rotary winged version of the F-35
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 04/13/2017 15:24 Comments || Top||

#8  I am praying this doesn't turn out to be a rotary winged version of the F-35
Lawn Dart
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 04/13/2017 15:45 Comments || Top||

#9  SPOD, at least so far they haven't tried to insist that it be stealthy.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 04/13/2017 15:47 Comments || Top||

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