Hey everybody! I'm an intern at a lobbying organization in DC. I promise you these things are being noticed and people are taking them seriously. I've been doing a fair bit of research into the issue of student drug use recently for my group. Since everyone that's yet posted here seems to be more-or...Jump to post
Inspired by the thread about Iraq's COIN aircraft bids, In military aircraft it is common that one company licenses another to build essentially the same aircraft. Why then are these clones competing in the same contests? The Raytheon T-6, for example, is based off the Pilatus <acronym title="Air Fi...Jump to post
Hating on Jews has been pretty popular for a long time now. I wrote an essay about the Bubonic Plague, and this was part of the result: While few direct effects remain today, these religious consequences of the Black Death have fundamentally altered the history of Western civilization. Confusion ove...Jump to post
Said government documentscan be found at this website, along with many others:
Only thing I can think of that sounds like that would be Rosetta Stoned off 10,000 days. Far as I can tell, Tool has few rare songs floating around, none of which are instrumentals. Are you sure beyond a doubt that it's Tool, and where did you hear it? I'm very interested to hear this now.Jump to post
While in the departure lounge of the international terminal at Amsterdam Schipol last year, I passed by a tall vertical column with scrolling phrases going down the sides, saying such things as 'old friends should be left in the past' and 'if you fail, get up and try again'. I thought it was hysteri...Jump to post
I love the West Wing. I just finished watching the entire 1st season, and I've seen most of the other seasons. While the writing is snappier and wittier than I'm sure people really speak in the White House, the issues they face and the tactics they use to deal with them are, I'm told, valid. As long...Jump to post
There really has been a lot of criticism, from both sides, albeit for mostly different reasons. See 'America Alone' by Stefan Halper and Jonathan Clarke for a pretty good critique by conservatives; also the latest book by Francis Fukuyama.
'Foreign Policy' is a pretty reputable magazine.
The Pianist At least, the first 2/3s. Very good movie, a great chronicle of (in part) the change of one guy from brilliant pianist to street rat. What disturbed me was that it seems like a very realistic portrait of what happened, or in general what happens when people are placed into situations lik...Jump to post
An armed revolution would probably do the trick. People would start paying attention real fast. A fight to the death to replace party primaries MIGHT spark some interest, but I doubt it. Fact is, the US is a wealthy nation, where some of the population is hooked into the global economy in which the ...Jump to post
Migfan, You and I are in agreement, actually. Just phrased a little differently. Of course furthering US interests is the first priority of US foreign aid. I have been to Israel and, as a Jew, see no real benefit to continued US military aid to Israel at this level. Israel has a pretty damn big econ...Jump to post
There's a saying in realist thought that 'nations react to capabilities, not intentions'. That seems likely to be the case here. China has been emerging economically and militarily for some time now, and people here in the world's dominant economic and military power are getting a little nervous abo...Jump to post
To reiterate a point made above, while the US DOES give the highest dollar amount, it is the second-lowest as a percentage of GNI (GNP adjusted for trade balances). <a href="http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/40/3/35389786.pdf" target=_blank>http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/40/3/35389786.pdf</a> <a href="http...Jump to post
I dunno anything about mariachi music, but something close is Los Lobos's East of <acronym title="Lan Chile">LA</acronym> album. Avoid their later stuff completely however. You should really post on some of the music sites. This site in particular is good for that kind of thing. Populated by fools, ...Jump to post
My apologies for the vague title, I couldn't really think of a quit and neat way to phrase it. Anyway, my question is to those ofy ou who have worked with foreign air forces in your time. Was their training good? Did they live up to expectations? How different were their tactics, and was it hard to ...Jump to post
A million seats between Portugal and Brazil ALONE??? Does anyone have statistics for other big trans-oceanic crossings, NYC-LON, LA-Tokyo, that kind of thing?Jump to post
This is all correct. The seat of the Senate and Presidency is in La Paz. Both were once in Sucre, I'm told, but was moved not so long ago because the President could get more support in La Paz. The reason Sucre still has the privilage of being called the capital is because it is written in the Boliv...Jump to post
It's been a couple years, so bear with me. If I remember correctly, the goldseam was Nelson giving secrets to Jake, who passed them on to the Russians and kept the money for when Nelson got out.
BTW, that might have been his most complicated book. It gets easier from there.
Doesn't South African fly this EXACT SAME route? If so, is it being done in partner ship?Jump to post
UNC-Charlotte sucks. I have heard this from many people that come from/live in Charlotte. UNC-Greensboro is supposed to be alright. A good friend goes there, he seems to enjoy it. He's a frat boy though. UNC-Asheville is a laid-back place. That's where I go. UNC-CH is a pretty nice place. Pretty big...Jump to post
One story I heard was a guy who used an F-104 to break some records a while back. He was formerly a pilot with the Lockheed program. The US govt. refused to sell him an F-104 (this was apparently when it was still in US service), so the guy hired some of his engineer friends and hit the junkyards. E...Jump to post
bump The message you were about to post is too short and probably not of any higher value to the topic at hand. You should think long and hard before posting a message in this forum and make it detailed and a valuable addition to the topic discussed. Avoid posting "Me Too" messages. These are messag...Jump to post
YYYYYYEESSSSSS!!!!! I thought I was the only guy on the planet that actually had ever heard of this guy. My dad alerted me to the guy, I figured he was just one of his friends, sending something out to a small circle of people. I had no idea he had such a big fanbase! Does anyone have any idea how m...Jump to post
In the topic on the A400M there was some discussion about how often governments chartered aircraft <b>from other governments</b> to transport their own troops or equipment. My question is, how does this process work? Under what circumstances is money transferred between nations, and how much? Under ...Jump to post
The V-22 has a very unique capability. I think if it weren't for the stress on domestic helicopter programs in most of the nations that are looking for new helicopters (Germany, UK, India) there would be a real demand for these things. On the other hand, the cost means it's probably limited to only ...Jump to post
On a related note, I hear Age of Empires III came out recently. Anyone played it?Jump to post
Opinion: I'm going to say it's well within the realm of possibility for limited airstrikes to occur. The US, which is advocating the hard line in this case, is most likely to be the aggressor in this case. Sanctions from France and Germany. This is all worst case of course, but definately possible i...Jump to post