The “Ruptured Duck” was a cloth badge that enlisted people in WWII that they could wear on the right-hand pocket of their uniforms for 30 days after their discharge, a way to keep wearing their uniforms until they could afford to buy civilian clothes.
Many ruptured ducks have survived, and you can buy ruptured ducks on eBay for under $10, since ruptured ducks were handed out to millions of honorably discharged enlisted servicemen between 1943 and 1946:
Many discharged GI’s were too poor to buy civvies . . .
The name “ruptured duck” became a nice name for aircraft and anything related to enlisted veterans was a “ruptured duck”,a sort of inside joke that onloy GI’s knew about . . .
Here are some interesting renditions of a ruptured duck, ruptured duck logos:
Horses commonly live to be 25 – 35 years old, but horse ages does not translate linearly to human years.
Non linear aging of horse and humans
Young horses age much faster than humans, with horses reaching pony puberty by age two (compared to a human at age 10). As athletes, horses are over-the-hill as racing horse at age 6, while humans are too old to compete as runners by age 30.
Angel, a miniature horse who lived to be more than 50 years old
Medical science increases horse age
Advances in Medical science has had a huge impact on horse longevity. A mere 40 years ago horses rarely lived to age 25 because of the devastating effects of encysted strongyles, the fancy name for the worms that used to ravage the innards of horses. Today, Ivermectim and Panacur have single-handedly increases the lifespan of horses by a decade.
Here is the non-linear chart comparing horse years to human years.
Horse age — Human age 1 year ———6 years 2 years ——-13 years 3 years ——-18 years 4 years ——-20 years 5 years ——-24 years 7 years ——-28 years 10 years ——35 years 13 years ——43 years 17 years ——53 years 20 years ——60 years 24 years ——70 years 27 years ——78 years 30 years ——85 years 33 years ——93 years 36 years ——100 years
On-average, miniature horses may live one-third longer than large horses.
This size-longevity relationship is the same for dog breeds. For example, a Rottweiler may live to be 12, while a Yorkie may live to be 20 years old.
Janet with Black Beauty, the Guinness Book of Records world’s smallest horse from 2001 to 2008.
In this disturbing note on Google’s official blog, an Italian court has convicted four Google employees of criminal defamation and a failure to comply with the Italian privacy code!
“In essence this ruling means that employees of hosting platforms like Google Video are criminally responsible for content that users upload.”
The 2nd Dark ages for Europe
In this case, the Google employees did nothing to facilitate the defamation, and in fact, worked hard to have the defamatory content removed from the web. But European law is quite clear, and Google notes:
“European Union law was drafted specifically to give hosting providers a safe harbor from liability so long as they remove illegal content once they are notified of its existence.
The belief, rightly in our opinion, was that a notice and take down regime of this kind would help creativity flourish and support free speech while protecting personal privacy.”
If search engine providers were to be held criminally responsible for what gets into the Google index, Europe could find itself cast back into the dark ages . . . Google says it best:
“If that principle is swept aside and sites like Blogger, YouTube and indeed every social network and any community bulletin board, are held responsible for vetting every single piece of content that is uploaded to them — every piece of text, every photo, every file, every video — then the Web as we know it will cease to exist.”
It’s sickening that Magnum did no jail time for runing the lives of those honorable students, but she was arrested for assault this month and remains in the Durham jail on a million dollar bond!
Karma: Justice & punishment for ruining people’s lives
That’s the problem with poor people and welfare moochers, they know that they can ruin people’s lives with free abandon and there are no real consequences for making false accusations and filing false charges.
Judgment proof people should be subject to arrest for making false accusations. Often, they only make false charges in hopes of suing any poor bastard who is unfortunate enough to be near them.
Justice for the Judgment Proof
Legally they are called “judgment proof”, they cannot be sued in civil court because they own nothing, and hence are free to file false charges and libel people at-will.
People on the dole know that you cannot get blood from a turnip.
Below we see Judge Judy dish out some justice, but justice fails because the woman suffers no real consequences since the TV shows pays her judgement!
Please take a few minutes to watch this highly entertaining case of a horrible poor woman who filed a false report against a police officer.
This woman from Judge Judy belongs in prison for what she did. She almost ruined the hard-earned reputation of an honorable man, and she was not even sorry about it!
Please take the time to watch this video and listen carefuly to the woman’s self-entitled rationale for making the false allegations against the police officer.
WARNING: This video will leave you really pissed off.
The law needs to be changed to make false accusations of a felony a serious criminal offense.
Limit the self-entitlement of the poor
We need to make the poor understand that there are limits to their endless sense of self-entitlement
It’s not news that poor people have a sense of self-entitlement, and this extends beyond wanting government handouts. Many poor people truly believe that they have the right to accuse honorable people of anything they want.
This video makes me sick:
At least Karma caught up with Crystal Magnum, and she is in prison where she belongs for making false criminal accusations.
Please join me in lobbying congress to make it a Federal crime for anybody, regardless of income, to make false criminal accusations.
On the streets of New York I see lots of bizarre military uniforms from foreigners on shore leave, and I think that they know that their uniforms are ridiculous looking!
Panty hose and clown shoes do not make for macho soldiers
You would be surprised how a few snickers will send them scurrying off . . .
Khadafi is the poster child for funny military uniforms, wearing a uniform that only a Libyan would find attractive:
Creepy man in creepy uniform
No discourse on funny uniforms would be complete without the Shah of Iran’s ridiculous uniform:
It’s funny how this is relevant 30 years later with a nuclear Iran . . .
Canadian sailor hats make me laugh. I know it’s rude but I can’t help myself, they are just too funny looking:
And the German Army hats are quite funny with the foot long brims:
But the non-males in the military have funny uniforms too . . .
Funny uniforms for non-males in the military
The frumpy uniforms for women in the military should be abolished, even hot girls look ugly in uniform.
It’s funny to see Pakistani Burka babes in military uniforms
The funny female navy uniforms should be replaced with more attractive sailor uniforms:
No more funny uniforms for female sailors
Men and women have different uniforms, so it makes sense that if butt pirates and carpet munchers are ever allowed into the military, we can expect that homosexuals and transvestites in the military will be given their own distnctive uniforms.
Rump Rangers in Uniform
After Michael Patrick McManus was arrested for wearing an Army general uniform, it became clear that fudgepackers love dressing up in military uinforms.
With a loudly vocal minority championing for gays in the military, I wonder what a gay military uniform would look like?
Would transvestites in the armed forces wear skirts with their uniforms, like British soldiers?
This old guy has is a totally gay uniform:
If gays get allowed into the navy, I wonder if gays in the Navy might adopt equally gay looking uniforms? Imagine, this could be the new Naval dress uniform:
Every kid in America in the 1960’s was awestruck by the X-15, and we were eagerly awaiting the successor, the X-20 project, called the “Dyna Soar”.
The Dyna Soar was to be the predecessor of hypersonic transports, commercial aircraft that would tracvel in speeds in excess of 10,000 miles per hour:
A hypersonic transport (HST) can fly from New Tork to Paris in under an hour!
The Dyna Soar was going to travel to the edge of space on a rocket and then glide back to earth for landing, exactly the way that the space shuttles lands!
The X-20 Dyna Soar of 40 years ago
But while the Dyna Soar concept is long forgotten, it now has commercial applications!
Anybody who has even flown the Pacific Ocean knows that 14 hours in a tiny seat is a grueling experience. In fact, that’s how they trained astronauts, teaching them to sits for many hours in a confined space!
Here is a rare video where Air Force General Ben Schriever (the namesake of Schriever Air Force Base, (an amazing golfer who a fought in combat with my father) introduces the first Dyna Soar Astronauts:
Today, there are plenty of businesspeople who would gladly pay $30,000 to fly from New York to Tokyo in 90 minutes . . .
Heck, a first class ticket already costs over $20,000 anyway, so what’s another $10k to get there 10 hours sooner?
Of course, they would have to take-off near the ocean so that the sonic boom is done at-sea where is does not scare old ladies.
From supersonic to hypersonic
While the supersonic transport (SST) flew with a limited market, it would be slow compared to a 21st Century Dyna soar that could achieve speeds in excess of 15,000 miles per hour. Today, the USAF is testing military aircraft that can fly at speeds approaching mach 20.
They call it Project Aurora, and as soon as it’s not classified, the civilian applications are staggering!
USAF Project Aurora
These planes will be an instant hit with businessmen who cannot tolerate the 14 hours in a cramped fuselage that it takes to fly to the orient.
Imagine a passenger aircraft that flies faster than an SR-71:
A hypersonic Mach 20 bomber changes the rules of air combat
I have no doubt that the economics are there, we just need access to the government technology for hypersonic commercial flights to become a reality.
A hypersonic commercial transport (HST) from the 2040’s
Man, I hope I live long enough to see these beauties, flying at over 15,000 miles per hour: