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Originally posted by coenbros
Here's an intriguing comment I was sent. I don't know if it's true what the orange stabilizer signifies or what it might mean in this context. Do we have any other AF people who can verify this claim?
I am probably going to hate myself for even bringing this up...
but I'm in the Air Force, so I tend to notice airplaney things.
Did anyone notice in the still shots that the F-16 has a solid orange-red tail? I was ignoring this whole episode as bureaucratic buffoonery by my service until I saw that.
To my knowledge (which is pretty extensive) the only aircraft we fly with vertical stabilizers painted solid orange-red are old planes that have been converted to serve as unmanned target drones for air-to-air combat training.
Operational fighter and attack aircraft do not have brightly-painted vertical stabs of any color, except one-off temporary paint jobs for special events like air tattoos, and certainly not orange-red, which is used to loudly convey the message "Danger: Keep back! This plane has no human pilot!"
That seems to be a clue...what do you think it means?
It is possible that the fighter was unmanned or that both planes were remote controlled?
Originally posted by tarifa37
Found this very interesting report by RT News on You Tube.Well worth a view.And is talking about the possibility that the virus has been man made and that it could be (according to their banner) a biological weapon.
Anybody got any thoughts on this? I myself have my doubts that it is man made but am keeping an open mind as does seem to have come from out of nowhere and I would not be surprised if it was .
[edit on 28-4-2009 by tarifa37]
Originally posted by tarifa37
Afcourse it's man made. A swine flu/avian flu/human flu mix has NO possibilities of occuring naturally. I know who created it, but i have a strange feeling that "Iraqi terrorists" are going to be held responsible, that they "used" it as a bio-weapon -__- ....
Pigs can be infected with both human and avian influenza viruses in addition to swine influenza viruses. Infected pigs get symptoms similar to humans, such as cough, fever, and runny nose. Because pigs are susceptible to avian, human and swine influenza viruses, they potentially may be infected with influenza viruses from different species (e.g., ducks and humans) at the same time. If this happens, it is possible for the genes of these viruses to mix and create a new virus.
For example, if a pig were infected with a human influenza virus and an avian influenza virus at the same time, an antigenic shift could occur, producing a new virus that had most of the genes from the human virus, but a hemagglutinin or neuraminidase from the avian virus. The resulting new virus would likely be able to infect humans and spread from person to person, but it would have surface proteins (hemagglutinin and/or neuraminidase) not previously seen in influenza viruses that infect humans, and therefore to which most people have little or no immune protection. If this new virus causes illness in people and can be transmitted easily from person to person, an influenza pandemic can occur
Originally posted by Daniel666
reply to post by tarifa37
There is a big problem in the World today. We in one of the worst depressions in living memory. The USA is on the verge of bankruptcy. Mankind is starting to hurt his enviroment irreversible.
There are only two solutions: 1) A technological jump or 2) Mass depopulation.
Mass depopulation is easier!
And ther are two options: 1) WW3 or 2) A global deadly flu pandemic