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Katashi_itto

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Well lets see, stuff about me... Veteran, Navy Admiral's Staff 2nd Fleet. I practice Kendo as my primary martial art. I am also a ranking Iaidoist (Japanese Sword). Working on a Master's in International Forensics' Accounting. Filmmaker, originally commercials, now working on my first feature comedy film, should be released Summer or Fall of 2016.

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Black Sky: The Race for Space, Spaceship One

Posted by Katashi_itto | Mon Mar 3, 2014, 12:21 AM (1 replies)

ARIZONA CONFRONTING AWKWARD REALIZATION THAT GAY PEOPLE HAVE MONEY, BUY STUFF


PHOENIX (The Borowitz Report)—The state of Arizona found itself in the middle of a conundrum today as it awoke to the awkward realization that gay people have money and buy stuff.

Just days after the Arizona legislature passed a law that would enable businesses to discriminate against gays, it emerged that gays spend billions of dollars in Arizona each year—an unexpected development that seemed to take many legislators by surprise.

Carol Foyler, a Tea Party Republican who supported the anti-gay law, said that the startling bombshell that gays play a role in the state’s economy put her and her fellow lawmakers “in a tight spot.”

“Quite frankly, we were blindsided by this,” she said. “We had no idea that gays had money and bought things just like regular people do.”

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport/2014/02/arizona-confronting-awkward-realization-that-gay-people-have-money-buy-stuff.html

Aeroscraft Blimp: The Rebirth of the Airship

Thunderbird 2 is go! Gigantic amphibious airship which could revolutionise air travel as we know it

Zeppelins were once considered the future of air transport - but after the horror of the Hindenburg disaster, they disappeared from the skies for more than 75 years.
Now a pioneering aviation firm hopes to bring back the airships in a bid to revolutionise the global market in transporting freight.
The Aeroscraft is built using innovative technology which allows it to control its flight better than previous airships, so it should avoid the problems experienced by the first generation of zeppelins.




It requires only a third as much fuel as an aeroplane carrying cargo, and it can take off and land anywhere even without a formal airstrip - including on water - making it well suited to war zones and disaster areas.
The aircraft has been designed thanks to a $3million grant from the U.S. government, and it will soon be ready for its first test flight, according to Business Insider.
The Aeroscraft is designed by Worldwide Aeros Corp., who predict that it will change the way that goods are moved around the world by providing a mode of transport which is cheaper than planes but faster than ships.
The key technological breakthrough came when the firm's founder Igor Pasternak came up with a way to compress helium, which allows the airship to control its weight.

Thunderbirds Are Go!!!

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2416809/Return-zeppelin-Firm-unveils-gigantic-airship-revolutionise-goods-carried-world.html#ixzz2uKzbIjkq

The fascinating science behind the making of the Kate Upton Video

The science of the Kate Upton Video. To achieve the shots you see of Kate's curves in the space-like atmosphere, pilots of the Zero Gravity Corporation plane had to fly the modified 727 in precise parabolic arcs while thousands of feet above Earth's surface.
These maneuvers only tend to simulate weightlessness for 30 seconds at a time however, which is why you see Upton suddenly reintroduced to gravity and dropping to the padded floor during various points in the video. To give photographers enough inspiration to work with, the plane reportedly had to make a series of 13 weightless parabolas and four parabolas imitating lunar gravity.

Wondering just how hard it is to successfully pose while you're spinning through space? After the flight, Upton told E News Now, "You have no control over your limbs and you're twirling and you don't know what's the ceiling and what's the floor."

But if you're curious to see firsthand if your own faculties will hold up in these conditions, the ZERO-G experience can be yours for $4,950 plus tax.

After five banker deaths in January, a sixth: J.P. Morgan exec jumps

(Ian Fleming who wrote "Once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, three times is enemy action." Are Bankers being taken out?
)
Across the world, bankers are plummeting to their deaths.

In the latest of a series of fatal falls, a 33-year-old J.P. Morgan employee leapt from the roof of J.P. Morgan’s Hong Kong headquarters on Tuesday, above, plunging thirty stories to his death.

The employee’s role at the bank was unknown. Witnesses say police tried to stop the man from jumping to no avail. The employee’s death is just the latest in a string of seeming suicides that have wreaked havoc in the moneyed class over the past months.


On Jan. 26, a former Deutsche Bank and Merrill Lynch executive with close ties to the co-chief executive of Deutsche Bank was found dead in London after police received reports of a man found hanging in his house. On Jan. 27, a senior manager at J.P. Morgan’s European headquarters plunged to his demise from the bank’s headquarters in the same city. And several days later, in Washington state, the chief economist for Russell Investments fell down a 50-foot embankment and died.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/02/19/after-five-banker-deaths-in-january-a-sixth-jp-morgan-exec-jumps-in-hong-kong/

Thought for the Day

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