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2018-08-10 10:20:04 AM  
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2018-08-10 10:48:04 AM  

Chris Ween: Less


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2018-08-10 01:21:48 PM  
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RIP
 
2018-08-10 01:21:51 PM  
Anyone want to start a deadpool on this?
 
2018-08-10 01:23:27 PM  
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2018-08-10 01:24:31 PM  
One fewer of the few who flew to fight the Führer.

/You have your wings now Flt. Lt.
 
2018-08-10 01:27:05 PM  
I was ready to say "repeat", but no. Three down in one month.

"the deaths in the past month of Flt Lt Mackay, Wing Commander Tom Neil and Squadron Leader Geoffrey Wellum, the youngest Spitfire pilot to fly in the battle."
 
2018-08-10 01:32:55 PM  
Well, at least he flew Spitfires, and not Hurricanes.  Them's shiat planes for remtards on free dinners.
 
2018-08-10 01:33:54 PM  
R.I.P.
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2018-08-10 01:35:21 PM  
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2018-08-10 01:40:05 PM  
Godspeed, Flight Leftenant.
 
2018-08-10 01:40:20 PM  
With stinking Nazis in the halls of power.
 
2018-08-10 01:40:36 PM  
o7
 
2018-08-10 01:43:46 PM  
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2018-08-10 01:48:29 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: With stinking Nazis in the halls of power.


Christ. Don't threadshiat here. This man fought ACTUAL NAZI's not the ones that just exist in your head.

You cheapen this man's memory and accomplishments with that farkerery.
 
2018-08-10 01:52:25 PM  

PapermonkeyExpress: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: With stinking Nazis in the halls of power.

Christ. Don't threadshiat here. This man fought ACTUAL NAZI's not the ones that just exist in your head.

You cheapen this man's memory and accomplishments with that farkerery.


"Fine people on both sides."
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2018-08-10 01:55:36 PM  

snowjack: PapermonkeyExpress: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: With stinking Nazis in the halls of power.

Christ. Don't threadshiat here. This man fought ACTUAL NAZI's not the ones that just exist in your head.

You cheapen this man's memory and accomplishments with that farkerery.

"Fine people on both sides."
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Exactly. IT AIN'T IN MY FARKING HEAD.
 
2018-08-10 02:01:14 PM  

foo monkey: Chris Ween: Less

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Les

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2018-08-10 02:02:44 PM  
Watched a documentary on the Battle once where they interviewed people who had worked in the control rooms.  Hearing them describe the lights on the map going out one by one and knowing it meant another base was out of planes to send during raids was chilling.  It really was that close.
 
2018-08-10 02:05:37 PM  

Flappyhead: Watched a documentary on the Battle once where they interviewed people who had worked in the control rooms.  Hearing them describe the lights on the map going out one by one and knowing it meant another base was out of planes to send during raids was chilling.  It really was that close.


and thanks to Hitler ordering the Luftwaffe to target London it gave the bases and factories enough breathing room to replace losses, nearly on a one to one basis
 
2018-08-10 02:06:37 PM  
The real victory of WWII in Europe is that Germany became a terrific democracy and economic powerhouse. They are emerging as the primary democracy in the world as we seem to be entering the next phase of history.
 
2018-08-10 02:07:01 PM  

dittybopper: Well, at least he flew Spitfires, and not Hurricanes.  Them's shiat planes for remtards on free dinners.


Do you smell toast?
 
2018-08-10 02:07:11 PM  
SPITFIRE 944
Youtube ie3SrjLlcUY


Old army vet gets a surprise 11 mins in
 
2018-08-10 02:11:44 PM  

dittybopper: Well, at least he flew Spitfires, and not Hurricanes.  Them's shiat planes for remtards on free dinners.


Isn't it though?
 
2018-08-10 02:13:49 PM  

Rising Ape: dittybopper: Well, at least he flew Spitfires, and not Hurricanes.  Them's shiat planes for remtards on free dinners.

Isn't it though?


Standard.
 
2018-08-10 02:16:35 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: snowjack: PapermonkeyExpress: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: With stinking Nazis in the halls of power.

Christ. Don't threadshiat here. This man fought ACTUAL NAZI's not the ones that just exist in your head.

You cheapen this man's memory and accomplishments with that farkerery.

"Fine people on both sides."
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Exactly. IT AIN'T IN MY FARKING HEAD.


Yes it is, because the guy was a UK citizen.

The halls of power there are Number 10 Downing Street and Parliament.

Moron.
 
2018-08-10 02:18:06 PM  
Flight Lieutenant Ronald Mackay flew Spitfires with No 234 Squadron and was once seriously injured making an emergency exit from his aircraft following a sortie ....

And he bailed out?

No. Andy hung tough. Buddy bailed out. How he survived, it was a miracle.
 
2018-08-10 02:22:13 PM  

cowgirl toffee: Anyone want to start a deadpool on this?


Sure. Here's the buy-in:

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2018-08-10 02:22:54 PM  
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2018-08-10 02:25:59 PM  

snowjack: PapermonkeyExpress: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: With stinking Nazis in the halls of power.

Christ. Don't threadshiat here. This man fought ACTUAL NAZI's not the ones that just exist in your head.

You cheapen this man's memory and accomplishments with that farkerery.

"Fine people on both sides."
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Bet those same people come down on Colin Kæpernick and boycott the NFL over kneeling during the National Anthem, thus "disrespecting the flag." Without a hint of self-awareness of their own massive hypocrisy.

Oh, and to PapermonkeyExpress: is this guy too far from the halls of power for ya, or do you think he's somehow not a Nazi?
'Hail Trump!': Richard Spencer Speech Excerpts
Youtube 1o6-bi3jlxk
BTW, "Hail Victory!" directly translates to "Seig Heil!" in German.
 
2018-08-10 02:26:29 PM  
Cool... I get to post this again. [what a spitfire may look like]
The Original Spitfire Surprise Low Pass
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2018-08-10 02:39:13 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: snowjack: PapermonkeyExpress: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: With stinking Nazis in the halls of power.

Christ. Don't threadshiat here. This man fought ACTUAL NAZI's not the ones that just exist in your head.

You cheapen this man's memory and accomplishments with that farkerery.

"Fine people on both sides."
[img.fark.net image 324x200]

Exactly. IT AIN'T IN MY FARKING HEAD.


Yes. Yes it is.
 
2018-08-10 03:06:55 PM  

TheKingHippo: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: snowjack: PapermonkeyExpress: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: With stinking Nazis in the halls of power.

Christ. Don't threadshiat here. This man fought ACTUAL NAZI's not the ones that just exist in your head.

You cheapen this man's memory and accomplishments with that farkerery.

"Fine people on both sides."
[img.fark.net image 324x200]

Exactly. IT AIN'T IN MY FARKING HEAD.

Yes. Yes it is.


Also ignoring the PICTURE of a grinning Steven Miller gleefully throwing Nazi signs in the White House press room? Your lack of concern is noted.
 
2018-08-10 03:08:15 PM  

COMALite J: snowjack: PapermonkeyExpress: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: With stinking Nazis in the halls of power.

Christ. Don't threadshiat here. This man fought ACTUAL NAZI's not the ones that just exist in your head.

You cheapen this man's memory and accomplishments with that farkerery.

"Fine people on both sides."
[img.fark.net image 324×200]
Bet those same people come down on Colin Kæpernick and boycott the NFL over kneeling during the National Anthem, thus "disrespecting the flag." Without a hint of self-awareness of their own massive hypocrisy.

Oh, and to PapermonkeyExpress: is this guy too far from the halls of power for ya, or do you think he's somehow not a Nazi?
[YouTube video: 'Hail Trump!': Richard Spencer Speech Excerpts]BTW, "Hail Victory!" directly translates to "Seig Heil!" in German.


When you make equivalent a man who holds no power and is a social paraiah to government sanctioned murder of MILLIONS of "undesirables" you are an irredeemable lunatic.

You marginalize real crimes against humanity with this false association.

Pathetic.
 
2018-08-10 03:14:56 PM  
Thanks, Mr. Mackay, for being one of the decent people helping to defeat Nazis.
 
2018-08-10 03:30:42 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: TheKingHippo: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: snowjack: PapermonkeyExpress: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: With stinking Nazis in the halls of power.

Christ. Don't threadshiat here. This man fought ACTUAL NAZI's not the ones that just exist in your head.

You cheapen this man's memory and accomplishments with that farkerery.

"Fine people on both sides."
[img.fark.net image 324x200]

Exactly. IT AIN'T IN MY FARKING HEAD.

Yes. Yes it is.

Also ignoring the PICTURE of a grinning Steven Miller gleefully throwing Nazi signs in the White House press room? Your lack of concern is noted.


What, you mean like Lady Gaga at that Hillary Clinton rally?

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"That's different, he explained, because *SHUT UP*".
 
2018-08-10 03:40:20 PM  
I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise:Exactly. IT AIN'T IN MY FARKING HEAD.

Well, obviously it was this RAF airman's fault, so this is exactly the right place for it.
 
2018-08-10 03:46:57 PM  

dr_iacovone: Flight Lieutenant Ronald Mackay flew Spitfires with No 234 Squadron and was once seriously injured making an emergency exit from his aircraft following a sortie ....

And he bailed out?

No. Andy hung tough. Buddy bailed out. How he survived, it was a miracle.


I saw a sort of "outtake" from an interview with one of these guys, describing a very close call.  The interviewer was so completely into the story that the guy said something like, "I was sure I was dead.  I was going to die."  The interviewer's mouth was hanging a little open and he said, "Well... did you?"  Then he sort of woke up a little and looked sheepish while the guy said, "Yup, they got me."
 
2018-08-10 03:48:57 PM  

PapermonkeyExpress: COMALite J: snowjack: PapermonkeyExpress: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: With stinking Nazis in the halls of power.

Christ. Don't threadshiat here. This man fought ACTUAL NAZI's not the ones that just exist in your head.

You cheapen this man's memory and accomplishments with that farkerery.

"Fine people on both sides."
[img.fark.net image 324×200]
Bet those same people come down on Colin Kæpernick and boycott the NFL over kneeling during the National Anthem, thus "disrespecting the flag." Without a hint of self-awareness of their own massive hypocrisy.

Oh, and to PapermonkeyExpress: is this guy too far from the halls of power for ya, or do you think he's somehow not a Nazi?
[YouTube video: 'Hail Trump!': Richard Spencer Speech Excerpts]BTW, "Hail Victory!" directly translates to "Seig Heil!" in German.

When you make equivalent a man who holds no power and is a social paraiah to government sanctioned murder of MILLIONS of "undesirables" you are an irredeemable lunatic.

You marginalize real crimes against humanity with this false association.

Pathetic.

Hitler didn't get around to murdering millions until much later in his career than where Trump and his buddies are now. Should we wait until they start doing so?

The people whom I first read about comparing Trump to Hitler (this was well before the election, as early as January, 2016) was a bit over ½ a dozen people who all had a few things in common:
• They were all in their late 80s or older.
• They all had German- or Polish-sounding names.
• They all had numbers tattooed on their forearms, or had family members or close friends who did.

Margit Meissner. Al Munzer. Martin Weiss. Irene Weiss (no relation that I know of). Zeev Hod. Eva Schloss (none other than Anne Frank's stepsister and co-inmate at Auschwitz). Feel free to Google those names in conjunction with "Trump Hitler."

There's also the great-uncle of a FARKer who posted back then of how said uncle would say, whenever anyone would compare Bush or some other politician to Hitler, to never make such comparisons because it cheapened the real Hitler. He said, basically, "I remember the real Hitler, and if another one like him starts to rise again, I'll recognize the signs and I'll warn you." In early 2016, this guy told the FARKer: "Remember how I said that if I saw another Hitler rising, I'd know the signs and warn you? Now's the time! This Trump guy? He's the real thing!"

Yep. All of these people (and more since then) are bona-fide Holocaust survivors! They were there for the real Hitler, and they say that Trump and his rise to power reminds them of Hitler and his rise. And they should know. More than arguably anyone else on the face of the planet, they should know!!

Do you know for a fact better than they do? Yes or no?
 
2018-08-10 04:41:12 PM  
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2018-08-10 05:14:32 PM  

COMALite J: PapermonkeyExpress: COMALite J: snowjack: PapermonkeyExpress: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: With stinking Nazis in the halls of power.

Christ. Don't threadshiat here. This man fought ACTUAL NAZI's not the ones that just exist in your head.

You cheapen this man's memory and accomplishments with that farkerery.

"Fine people on both sides."
[img.fark.net image 324×200]
Bet those same people come down on Colin Kæpernick and boycott the NFL over kneeling during the National Anthem, thus "disrespecting the flag." Without a hint of self-awareness of their own massive hypocrisy.

Oh, and to PapermonkeyExpress: is this guy too far from the halls of power for ya, or do you think he's somehow not a Nazi?
[YouTube video: 'Hail Trump!': Richard Spencer Speech Excerpts]BTW, "Hail Victory!" directly translates to "Seig Heil!" in German.

When you make equivalent a man who holds no power and is a social paraiah to government sanctioned murder of MILLIONS of "undesirables" you are an irredeemable lunatic.

You marginalize real crimes against humanity with this false association.

Pathetic.
Hitler didn't get around to murdering millions until much later in his career than where Trump and his buddies are now. Should we wait until they start doing so?

The people whom I first read about comparing Trump to Hitler (this was well before the election, as early as January, 2016) was a bit over ½ a dozen people who all had a few things in common:
• They were all in their late 80s or older.
• They all had German- or Polish-sounding names.
• They all had numbers tattooed on their forearms, or had family members or close friends who did.

Margit Meissner. Al Munzer. Martin Weiss. Irene Weiss (no relation that I know of). Zeev Hod. Eva Schloss (none other than Anne Frank's stepsister and co-inmate at Auschwitz). Feel free to Google those names in conjunction with "Trump Hitler."

There's also the great-uncle of a FARKer who posted back then of how said uncle would say, whenever anyone would compare Bush or some other politician to Hitler, to never make such comparisons because it cheapened the real Hitler. He said, basically, "I remember the real Hitler, and if another one like him starts to rise again, I'll recognize the signs and I'll warn you." In early 2016, this guy told the FARKer: "Remember how I said that if I saw another Hitler rising, I'd know the signs and warn you? Now's the time! This Trump guy? He's the real thing!"

Yep. All of these people (and more since then) are bona-fide Holocaust survivors! They were there for the real Hitler, and they say that Trump and his rise to power reminds them of Hitler and his rise. And they should know. More than arguably anyone else on the face of the planet, they should know!!

Do you know for a fact better than they do? Yes or no?


Please, show us where the comparisons are apples to apples.

Trump is a lot of things, but hes no Hitler  makeing that juvenile comparison only serves to lessen the atrocities of the latter.
 
2018-08-10 05:25:40 PM  

foo monkey: Chris Ween: Less

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Nah, they were fighting the fuhrer.
 
2018-08-10 05:28:17 PM  
I should really read the thread before posting.

/Ain't nobody got time for that
 
2018-08-10 05:56:10 PM  

PapermonkeyExpress: Please, show us where the comparisons are apples to apples.

Trump is a lot of things, but hes no Hitler makeing that juvenile comparison only serves to lessen the atrocities of the latter.

Don't tell me. Tell that to Margit Meissner, Al Munzer. Johanna Gerechter Neumann (I forgot her before), Martin Weiss, Irene Weiss, Zeev Hod, Anne Frank's stepsister Eva Schloss, and the FARKer's Holocaust-survivor great uncle. These people would say what you just said in years past when people would make such comparisons about Nixon or Reagan or Bush or Obama or whoever, but they changed their tune with Trump. What do they know and personally remember that you and I don't?

Oh, and don't try to discount the accuracy of their memories because they're getting old. They're Ashkenazi Jews. As it turns out, Ashkenazi Jews have genes that protect against Alzheimer's and most other age-related forms of dementia (the only type of dementia that they're more [almost exclusively] susceptible to is Tay Sachs' disease, and that one results in dementia being noticeable from toddlerhood and becoming fatal by early grade school years, so no, none of these people have that, either]), and tend to keep sharp minds and reliable memories and general cognitive functionality right up to the end of their lives, and they tend to live longer, too.
 
2018-08-10 09:40:41 PM  
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2018-08-11 04:56:04 AM  

what the cat dragged in: Cool... I get to post this again. [what a spitfire may look like]
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/4iOoiEbt​f2w]


Been there, done that. There is something sobering in watching a Spitfire coming straight at you at 20 feet, and realising that if something goes wrong your only chance is to lean in and grab the nosecone like Superman...

RIP Ray Hanna
 
2018-08-11 11:45:24 AM  
The Hurricane was not a bad plane. It was slower than the Spit, sure- but it was easy to fly, repair, and a very stable gun platform. They usually sent the Spits after the fighters, and the Hurries after the bombers. Basically Hawker's equivalent of the P40- not quite state of the art but far from useless.
 
2018-08-11 01:10:36 PM  

cynicalbastard: The Hurricane was not a bad plane. It was slower than the Spit, sure- but it was easy to fly, repair, and a very stable gun platform. They usually sent the Spits after the fighters, and the Hurries after the bombers. Basically Hawker's equivalent of the P40- not quite state of the art but far from useless.


Read Roald Dahl's Going Solo if you haven't already. He has high praise for the Hurricane.
 
2018-08-11 01:18:30 PM  
Here's a period doc about making the Merlin engine at mass-production scale to meet wartime demand. Enjoy.
Rolls-Royce Merlin Engine
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