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Who has insomnia besides me? [Jul. 17th, 2008|02:29 am]
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Count Gianni Caproni was an Italian nobleman who owned an airplane factory and built bombers for the Italian Air Force in 1914 and 1915. Yet for some reason, when he set out to build a seaplane that could fly from Italy all the way to New York, he ignored all of his practical experience. Instead of building a plane that could land on water, he took a ~houseboat and added wings. Nine wings. Three in the front, three in the middle and three in the back. -- And 8 engines. (Four on the front wings to pull the plane, and four on the back wings to push it. ) On March 4 1921, his test pilot fired up the engies, taxied across Lake Maggiore and took off... sort of. The craft got about 60 feet into the air, then suddenly nose-dived, broke into pieces, and slammed into the lake. The pilot survived but Count Caproni's image did not. His reputation for commercial aircraft thoroughly blackened." Bill Yenne writes in The Worlds Worst Aircraft, "Caproni skulked away into oblivion."

http://glumbert.com/media/muslimid

And people interviewing andom US citizens wiht the question "Should all U.S. Muslims Carry a Special ID."

*stare*
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[User Picture]From: monicarnsg
2008-07-17 07:38 am (UTC)
How can people be so stupid!? Did all white males get tagged/targeted after Timothy McVeigh did the Oklahoma City bombing?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-07-17 05:43 pm (UTC)
Nope. Pisses me off too.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-07-17 05:44 pm (UTC)
I spent all night in my basement listing my old books on Amazon. lol. Now my throat hurts worse then before. I did finally fall asleep.
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[User Picture]From: jehannamama
2008-07-17 08:43 am (UTC)
*raises hand and waves*
I haven't slept for a really long time, too.

I suppose Catholics can be ID'ed by their rosaries?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-07-17 05:45 pm (UTC)
Yes. lol. ;) And their broods of children.

jk. :)
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[User Picture]From: misspeony
2008-07-17 01:56 pm (UTC)
If this weren't public I'd tell you about the Muslim my sister met on the internet and married (and brought to live here from the middle east). I'd tell you what his attitude is toward this country, Jews and women. Of course he is not representative of the Muslim faith, but I believe he's representative of the culture and he scares the crap out of me.
I know it sounds ignorant and small minded of me, but when this sort of thing is right in your face, you can't help but wonder......
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-07-17 05:51 pm (UTC)
I've met a wide variety of Muslim people, all with varied opinions on a number of things, just like all of the Catholics I know, and the Jewish people, and the Atheists, etc.

How many Muslim folk do you know, that you're basing this opinion on? I'm just curious.

All the same sorry to hear that your brother in law is an ass.
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[User Picture]From: witchylatina
2008-07-17 02:47 pm (UTC)
I wonder if the people being interviewed knew that they sounded much like some of the German people of 1930s Germany at the start of the Holocaust?

Not all Americans are like this....I know they all can't all be, right?

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I'm very disappointed in the representation of the USA in this video. Not everyone is like this!!!

I am prejudice against people....the ignorant ones.

Edited at 2008-07-17 02:48 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: monicarnsg
2008-07-17 05:47 pm (UTC)
I wonder if the people being interviewed knew that they sounded much like some of the German people of 1930s Germany at the start of the Holocaust?

That is exactly what I thought!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-07-17 05:53 pm (UTC)
I was wondering that very same thing. Tourists are always an ineresting experience in New York to begin with.

Having been one myself, and a resident. lol
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[User Picture]From: uberchris
2008-07-17 07:42 pm (UTC)
Did that win a Darwin Award? That's awesome
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-07-17 07:44 pm (UTC)
I thought so. :) Not sure on the Darwin award.
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From: shineyredrhinos
2008-07-17 11:09 pm (UTC)

Queen of insomnia right here.
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[User Picture]From: zibacco
2008-07-18 05:52 am (UTC)
I think a lot of people should carry special ID. Mostly Mac users, but it might be unnecessary. You can usually identify them through their smug, self-satisfied attitude.

Personally I don't care how often it crashes. PC's now! PC's forever!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-07-18 06:37 am (UTC)
LOL. I;m a mac-people. ;)
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[User Picture]From: jeremyross
2008-07-18 07:08 pm (UTC)
Wow. That video is absolutely ridiculous.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-07-20 03:32 am (UTC)
Agreed entirely.

Ugh. Some people of my acquaintance after the conversations I had tonight I'm sure would feel the same way as those in the video. Terrifies me.
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