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#236049 Mystery Plane ?

Posted by weaver hillbille on 20 April 2014 - 12:23 PM




In 1976, U.S. Air Force SR-71 Blackbird crews flew from New York to London in less than two hours, reaching speeds exceeding Mach 3 and setting world records that have held up for nearly four decades.

But those world records may not stay unbroken for long.

That’s because today, at the birthplace of the Blackbird – Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works® – engineers are developing a hypersonic aircraft that will go twice the speed of the SR-71. It’s called the SR-72. 

Son of the Blackbird
The SR-71 was developed using 20th century technology. It was envisioned with slide rules and paper. It wasn’t managed by millions of lines of software code. And it wasn’t powered by computer chips.  All that changes with the SR-72.

Envisioned as an unmanned aircraft, the SR-72 would fly at speeds up to Mach 6, or six times the speed of sound. At this speed, the aircraft would be so fast, an adversary would have no time to react or hide.

“Hypersonic aircraft, coupled with hypersonic missiles, could penetrate denied airspace and strike at nearly any location across a continent in less than an hour,” said Brad Leland, Lockheed Martin program manager, Hypersonics. “Speed is the next aviation advancement to counter emerging threats in the next several decades. The technology would be a game-changer in theater, similar to how stealth is changing the battlespace today.”

A hypersonic plane does not have to be an expensive, distant possibility.  In fact, an SR-72 could be operational by 2030. For the past several years, Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® has been working withAerojet Rocketdyne to develop a method to integrate an off-the-shelf turbine with a supersonic combustion ramjet air breathing jet engine to power the aircraft from standstill to Mach 6. The result is the SR-72 that Aviation Week has dubbed “son of Blackbird,” and integrated engine and airframe that is optimized at the system level for high performance and affordability.


Hypersonic Research and Development

SR-72 is not the first hypersonic Skunk Works® aircraft. In partnership with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, engineers developed the rocket-launched Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 (HTV-2). The HTV-2 research and development project was designed to collect data on three technical challenges of hypersonic flight: aerodynamics; aerothermal effects; and guidance, navigation and control.

The SR-72’s design incorporates lessons learned from the HTV-2, which flew to a top speed of Mach 20, or 13,000 mph, with a surface temperature of 3500°F.

A hypersonic aircraft will be a game changer."


#235961 Showdown in Nevada...

Posted by weaver hillbille on 19 April 2014 - 11:36 AM

""After the federal Bureau of Land Management agents backed down from their intimidating stance at the Bundy Ranch last weekend, ample evidence has surfaced indicating the standoff between the government and the Nevada ranching family is far from over. Throughout the weeklong stalemate, members of the Bundy family were physically assaulted by armed officers, numerous cows were shot dead, and protesters faced threats of gunfire for merely expressing their outrage.

Immediately after what many considered a victory against a tyrannical federal agency, a number of leftist voices – most notably, Sen. Harry Reid – indicated the action against this family will continue.


In response, Texas Republican Rep. Steve Stockman sent a letter to Barack Obama, Department of the Interior Sec. Sally Jewell, and BLM Director Neil Kornze, laying out his position that any such action by the agency would violate the U.S. Constitution.

“Because of this standoff,” he wrote, “I have looked into BLM’s authority to conduct such paramilitary raids against American citizens, and it appears that BLM is acting in a lawless manner in Nevada.”

He cited the limited powers granted to the federal government, noting the bureau has no “right to assume preemptory police powers, that role being reserved to the States,” and explained “many federal laws require the federal government to seek assistance from local law enforcement whenever the use of force may become necessary.”

The letter included a section of the U.S. Code — 43 U.S.C. Section 1733, Subsection C — stating exactly that point. [Emphasis Stockman's]

“When the Secretary determines that assistance is necessary in enforcing Federal laws and regulations relating to the public lands or their resources he shall offer a contract to appropriate local officials having law enforcement authority within their respective jurisdictions with the view of achieving maximum feasible reliance upon local law enforcement officials in enforcing such laws and regulations.”""

Read more at http://www.westernjo...R16kDtkuDoZ1.99

#235674 Enemies of the State...

Posted by weaver hillbille on 15 April 2014 - 06:23 AM

:ROFL: 1609594_681673558535181_3395373943647718

#235595 This is...

Posted by weaver hillbille on 14 April 2014 - 06:30 AM

 Parents used to call that "Stayabed stew" which I think was really "stay in bed" (stew)  but I was too young at the time to get the spelling :idunno: .. I don't know why... maybe something to do with if you're sick and your getting fed this, you just want to stay in bed- getting fed :yesss: - because it is yummy..

#235533 Enemies of the State...

Posted by weaver hillbille on 13 April 2014 - 03:45 PM

 I like the salutes :4chsmu1:



 I guess cows and sunlight power don't mix according to Harry. YOu'ld think if we could send men to the mooon we could engineer bovine hardened solar facilties. Add two feet in elevation to the support posts ,a little tougher grade conduit here and there, and lavender( a drought tolerant herb that cattle hate) around the perimeter if they can't afford a silly fence......Ssheesh

#234243 We Must Act NOW!!!

Posted by weaver hillbille on 31 March 2014 - 05:30 PM

 I have a solution that will bring the greens and conservative neocons together. NOw see if you can follow the logic I've worked out:



 Everyone wants fresh air and oxygen. 


 NOw, grass makes oxygen and get's rid of CO2- converting it  to energy with sunlight's help.  So we must help grass to live long and prosper. I'm sure we can all agree on that.


 THere's an enemy of grass called cows.  Cows happen to be quite tasty :4chsmu1:  

 Please save the grass and stop gloBULL( coincidence?) warming, I think you know how.....

#232468 Earthquake!

Posted by weaver hillbille on 09 March 2014 - 08:19 PM

Something wants to move in this spot?


 THat's   THe GEysers area  - a (very)geothermal hot spot.






For about 12,000 years, Indians built steambaths at the Geysers and used the steam and hot water for healing purposes and cooking.[1] When Euro/Americans first entered the area, six Indian tribes inhabited the area around the Geysers, three bands of Pomo people, two bands of Wappo people, and the Lake Miwok people.[1] According to Stephen Powers in 1871, "Wappo invalids were accustomed to wallow in the hot, steaming mud and pools, receiving benefit therefrom into their bodies."[1] The Wappo also collected sulphur which they called te'ke and a Wappo village, named tekena'ntsonoma (teke sulphur + nan well containing water + tso ground + no'ma village) was located about 12 miles (19 km) southeast ofCloverdale and on the present-day Sulphur Creek.[1]

The Geysers were first seen by Euro/Americans and named in 1847 during John Fremont's survey of the Sierra Mountains and the Great Basin by William Bell Elliot who called the area "The Geysers," although the geothermal features he discovered were not technically geysers, but fumaroles.[2]Between 1848 and 1854,[1] The Geysers was developed into a spa named The Geysers Resort Hotel, which attracted tourists including Ulysses S. GrantTheodore Roosevelt and Mark Twain.[2][3] The resort declined in popularity in the mid 1880s, and rebranded itself to appeal to lower-income people.[1] In 1938, the main building was destroyed in a landslide although the bar/restaurant, small cabins and the swimming pool stayed open, despite another fire in March 1957, until about 1979.[1] Unocal Corporation dismantled the remains of the resort in 1980.[1]

Geothermal development[edit]

The Geysers is the world's largest geothermal field[4] spanning an area of around 30 square miles (78 km2) in SonomaLake and Mendocinocounties in California. Power from The Geysers provides electricity to Sonoma, Lake, Mendocino, Marin, and Napa counties. It is estimated that the development meets 60% of the power demand for the coastal region between the Golden Gate Bridge and the Oregon state line.[5] Unlike most geothermal resources, the Geysers is a dry steam field which mainly produces superheated steam.[4]                                   ( big snip) "

#232299 DOOM and GLOOM...

Posted by weaver hillbille on 08 March 2014 - 07:00 AM

 YOU do realize that this message has been hitting the airwaves for years if not decades.    If not from Schiff then others before him.


 That does not discount the validity of  his ideas; just that  no one can predict the future with any certainty .



 So many variables in play and there are other currencies that others flee from while fleeing to the dollar( as worthless as it is still).  

That tends to throw these types of predictions a curve.


Posted by weaver hillbille on 08 February 2014 - 11:15 AM



Posted by weaver hillbille on 05 February 2014 - 08:57 PM


#228525 Cool metallic mineral ???

Posted by weaver hillbille on 30 January 2014 - 06:34 PM

  Was it on the surface or did you dig it up?  the easy  neophyte guess is  Amethyst - based crudely on color only.


  CAn   you buff out the color on one of the small crystals?  Maybe run it across some wetordry sandpaper or a scratch stone for a streak test?  

#228503 Best way to move boulders?

Posted by weaver hillbille on 30 January 2014 - 02:02 PM

 THanks for the info , JOhn.. Here's a link to his ingenuity

Building Stonehenge - Wally Wallington Can Move Anything!




#228412 Best way to move boulders?

Posted by weaver hillbille on 29 January 2014 - 11:38 AM

 YOu can do a bunch with a strong digging bar ,shovel and a fulcrum( a rock).  Lever it onto a sled of reinforced plywood and then pull with your winch to where you want it.


Posted by weaver hillbille on 16 January 2014 - 09:28 PM



   Private sales :ROFL: ain't no such thing........All sales must be through a licensed CAli gun dealer.  There's always a middleman.  If Joe buys a gun from Shmoe at a show, the gun goes to a dealer first, then to JOe who goes to the dealer to get the gun after paying the xfer fee......  



We bought land near Prescott,AZ in Ruger Ranch 8 yrs back. Three months after the fact, we got a cert for free  Ruger ,Single Six, 22 ,50 yr commemerative.

,  To get it  to   SAn DIego and in my hands   cost me darn near 200$.. There's the permit, the  trigger lock, the xfer fee and other gobbledgook :grr01:

AS far as I am concerned, the triggerlock is my front door.

 How does Cali regulate private sales and gun shows these days?

#218487 Superstitious Minds

Posted by weaver hillbille on 01 October 2013 - 09:40 AM

 When I try to find something that's misplaced, I just recite," Eenie, meanie, chili beanie, the Spirits are about to speak!"


 It worked for Bullwinkle...