Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Saturday, June 21, 2014

Airmen toss dirt bikes out the rear of an airborne plane. Then, a so-called "bike chaser" jumps out after them. When U.S. troops take control of an airfield in a combat zone, this often is how it begins. Parachutes unfurl. The motorbikes float to earth along with the bike chaser, who quickly cranks one of the motorcycles to life. Soon, the airfield is secured and ready for incoming U.S. aircraft. That's a typical mission for Air Force combat control teams, CCTs for short. And, along with seizing airfields, they help ground force commanders and pilots pinpoint targets in war zones. These kinds of special forces could be useful on the ground in Iraq, military analysts say, in the event of U.S. airstrikes against Islamic extremists.


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When the Air Force and Tony Hawk meet.


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Following the path of Huffingtonpost. This is a good example of how advertising totally dominates information tidbits (so-called "news") on the internet. TV used to support news broadcasts and advertising used 10 minutes of every hour. Compare that to the BBC model of $120/year tax for a TV completely free of advertising.

Here we get to see criminal Wells Fargo's reputation sanitized and possibly the Air Force's $250,000 motorcycle soon to b released by the Japanese for $6,000.

#1 | Posted by nutcase at 2014-06-22 09:34 AM | Reply | Flag:

oops, that link goes to cnn, which is on the list of websites that, with my limited afp skills, i have presaged with a pop-up flash animation showing a giant jack-n-the-box holding a giant sign that reads "you're being manipulated!"

#2 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2014-06-23 08:50 AM | Reply | Flag:

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