HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Diego Garcia is a small i...

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 09:16 PM

Diego Garcia is a small island in the Indian Ocean

It's famous for just one thing. If you extend a line on the map from where flt 370 quit responding, through the locus of the mysterious radar blips and out 2000 miles, Oh, look.



161 replies, 25422 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 161 replies Author Time Post
Reply Diego Garcia is a small island in the Indian Ocean (Original post)
pscot Mar 2014 OP
okaawhatever Mar 2014 #1
itsrobert Mar 2014 #3
Kelvin Mace Mar 2014 #126
pscot Mar 2014 #5
A HERETIC I AM Mar 2014 #30
muriel_volestrangler Mar 2014 #39
BlueStreak Mar 2014 #76
WhaTHellsgoingonhere Mar 2014 #137
Voice for Peace Mar 2014 #80
sabrina 1 Mar 2014 #91
pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #120
NuclearDem Mar 2014 #72
pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #83
littlewolf Mar 2014 #84
A HERETIC I AM Mar 2014 #103
geek tragedy Mar 2014 #2
pscot Mar 2014 #7
LanternWaste Mar 2014 #101
pscot Mar 2014 #124
pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #144
okaawhatever Mar 2014 #4
Brother Buzz Mar 2014 #6
pscot Mar 2014 #8
DFW Mar 2014 #43
TeamPooka Mar 2014 #74
pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #75
Cooley Hurd Mar 2014 #9
El Supremo Mar 2014 #10
pscot Mar 2014 #13
longship Mar 2014 #11
No Vested Interest Mar 2014 #14
longship Mar 2014 #16
R B Garr Mar 2014 #17
longship Mar 2014 #23
R B Garr Mar 2014 #25
TorchTheWitch Mar 2014 #38
No Vested Interest Mar 2014 #12
pscot Mar 2014 #15
No Vested Interest Mar 2014 #34
Agony Mar 2014 #18
dipsydoodle Mar 2014 #61
Agony Mar 2014 #129
Journeyman Mar 2014 #19
fujiyama Mar 2014 #26
Warren DeMontague Mar 2014 #32
countryjake Mar 2014 #111
bobGandolf Mar 2014 #127
countryjake Mar 2014 #130
HereSince1628 Mar 2014 #20
pscot Mar 2014 #21
HereSince1628 Mar 2014 #22
Bjorn Against Mar 2014 #24
PDittie Mar 2014 #27
A HERETIC I AM Mar 2014 #31
Gravitycollapse Mar 2014 #28
cherokeeprogressive Mar 2014 #29
JI7 Mar 2014 #33
bluedigger Mar 2014 #35
pscot Mar 2014 #63
pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #64
pscot Mar 2014 #66
pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #70
Ex Lurker Mar 2014 #36
jakeXT Mar 2014 #37
Ex Lurker Mar 2014 #44
NCTraveler Mar 2014 #40
pintobean Mar 2014 #41
pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #42
pintobean Mar 2014 #45
pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #46
pintobean Mar 2014 #47
pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #48
pintobean Mar 2014 #49
pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #50
hootinholler Mar 2014 #68
pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #60
pintobean Mar 2014 #67
pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #69
CVN-68 Mar 2014 #112
pintobean Mar 2014 #115
CVN-68 Mar 2014 #118
pintobean Mar 2014 #119
pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #51
Jeff In Milwaukee Mar 2014 #52
pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #62
pscot Mar 2014 #65
baldguy Mar 2014 #53
pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #55
MineralMan Mar 2014 #54
msanthrope Mar 2014 #56
pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #57
msanthrope Mar 2014 #58
pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #59
msanthrope Mar 2014 #73
pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #71
undeterred Mar 2014 #121
truth2power Mar 2014 #77
pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #78
truth2power Mar 2014 #82
pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #85
truth2power Mar 2014 #99
pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #100
truth2power Mar 2014 #104
pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #107
pintobean Mar 2014 #86
pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #88
pintobean Mar 2014 #89
pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #90
pintobean Mar 2014 #93
pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #94
pintobean Mar 2014 #102
pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #105
CVN-68 Mar 2014 #113
pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #128
countryjake Mar 2014 #132
pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #134
countryjake Mar 2014 #154
pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #155
CVN-68 Mar 2014 #153
Cali_Democrat Mar 2014 #79
shanti Mar 2014 #81
littlewolf Mar 2014 #87
pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #92
littlewolf Mar 2014 #95
pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #96
pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #98
benld74 Mar 2014 #97
Ruby the Liberal Mar 2014 #149
pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #106
CVN-68 Mar 2014 #108
pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #109
CVN-68 Mar 2014 #110
pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #114
CVN-68 Mar 2014 #116
pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #117
pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #131
bluestate10 Mar 2014 #122
pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #123
pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #125
Rex Mar 2014 #133
pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #136
Rex Mar 2014 #138
pintobean Mar 2014 #139
pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #142
pintobean Mar 2014 #145
pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #146
pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #140
westerebus Mar 2014 #135
pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #141
westerebus Mar 2014 #147
leeroysphitz Mar 2014 #143
idendoit Mar 2014 #148
Ruby the Liberal Mar 2014 #150
pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #151
Ruby the Liberal Mar 2014 #152
pintobean Mar 2014 #156
countryjake Mar 2014 #157
pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #158
countryjake Mar 2014 #160
pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #161
pintobean Mar 2014 #159

Response to pscot (Original post)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 09:17 PM

1. Diego Garcia still has American and British troops there, don't they? nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to okaawhatever (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 09:19 PM

3. yup, it wouldn't be too bright for hijackers

to land there

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to itsrobert (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 05:24 PM

126. But it would make an excellent target for a 9/11 style attack

 

would it not?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to okaawhatever (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 09:20 PM

5. I think we had some heavy bombers there

at one point. Not sure right now.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pscot (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 01:19 AM

30. B-2's have landed there in the past

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pscot (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 06:37 AM

39. Then why don't you make sure, before posting an incredibly dumb OP?

Yes, it's still a US base, with lots of American personnel there. If you want to create a conspiracy theory that they know what happened to the plane, but are keeping quiet for whatever nefarious reason you want to attribute to them, then say it, and say it in the Creative Speculation group, where conspiracy theories belong.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #39)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 12:42 PM

76. The black President and his NSA hombres are about to pull off the deal of the century

 

This is a plot by Obama to capture a planeload of Chinese businessmen. Obama is going to trade them to China in exchange for China retiring our entire national debt.

It all makes perfect sense.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #39)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 06:38 PM

137. +1

 

WOW

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pscot (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 01:07 PM

80. some info

 

Reporting by John Pilger on the history of the island:
Video at link:
http://johnpilger.com/videos/stealing-a-nation

'Stealing A Nation' (2004) is an extraordinary film about the plight of the Chagos Islands, whose indigenous population was secretly and brutally expelled by British Governments in the late 1960s and early 1970s to make way for an American military base. The tragedy, which falls within the remit of the International Criminal Court as "a crime against humanity", is told by Islanders who were dumped in the slums of Mauritius and by British officials who left behind a damning trail of Foreign Office documents.

Before the Americans came, more than 2,000 people lived on the islands in the Indian Ocean, many with roots back to the late 18th century. There were thriving villages, a school, a hospital, a church, a railway and an undisturbed way of life. The islands were, and still are, a British crown colony. In the 1960s, the government of Harold Wilson struck a secret deal with the United States to hand over the main island of Diego Garcia. The Americans demanded that the surrounding islands be "swept" and "sanitized". Unknown to Parliament and to the US Congress and in breach of the United Nations Charter, the British Government plotted with Washington to expel the entire population.
MUCH MORE AT LINK ABOVE


And a book by David Vine:
http://press.princeton.edu/titles/8885.html

Island of Shame:
The Secret History of the U.S. Military Base on Diego Garcia
David Vine


The American military base on the island of Diego Garcia is one of the most strategically important and secretive U.S. military installations outside the United States. Located near the remote center of the Indian Ocean and accessible only by military transport, the base was a little-known launch pad for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and may house a top-secret CIA prison where terror suspects are interrogated and tortured. But Diego Garcia harbors another dirty secret, one that has been kept from most of the world--until now.

Island of Shame is the first major book to reveal the shocking truth of how the United States conspired with Britain to forcibly expel Diego Garcia's indigenous people--the Chagossians--and deport them to slums in Mauritius and the Seychelles, where most live in dire poverty to this day. Drawing on interviews with Washington insiders, military strategists, and exiled islanders, as well as hundreds of declassified documents, David Vine exposes the secret history of Diego Garcia. He chronicles the Chagossians' dramatic, unfolding story as they struggle to survive in exile and fight to return to their homeland. Tracing U.S. foreign policy from the Cold War to the war on terror, Vine shows how the United States has forged a new and pervasive kind of empire that is quietly dominating the planet with hundreds of overseas military bases.

Island of Shame is an unforgettable exposť of the human costs of empire and a must-read for anyone concerned about U.S. foreign policy and its consequences.The author will donate all royalties from the sale of this book to the Chagossians.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #80)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 02:00 PM

91. It's tragic what they did to the people from Diego Garcia who last I read, are still trying

to return home.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pscot (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 04:44 PM

120. For the heavy bombers you have to scroll down to #41 and ff



And everyone should rec this thread!!!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to okaawhatever (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 12:20 PM

72. Sure does.

 

In fact, that was considered the Holy Grail of deployment locations for folks where I was stationed stateside.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NuclearDem (Reply #72)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 01:23 PM

83. So what kind of airline hijacker training did you have there?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to okaawhatever (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 01:26 PM

84. was stationed there during Desert Storm

we had B52's flying out of there also ...
additionally I was told the runway was set up as
an emergency landing strip for the shuttle.
do not know if that is true or not.
but length wise it is suppose to be long enough.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink



Response to pscot (Original post)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 09:19 PM

2. So what? nt

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to geek tragedy (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 09:23 PM

7. So nada

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pscot (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 03:04 PM

101. I would imagine that a person would have at the very least, the courage of their own implication...

I would imagine that a person would have at the very least, the courage of their own implication and innuendo. However, it appears my imagination is grossly incorrect...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LanternWaste (Reply #101)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 05:09 PM

124. I noted a curious coincidence

What others, yourself included, make of it is beyond my power to control. Personally I doubt the aircraft would have had enough fuel to make it that far, even assuming it was on that heading the whole time.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pscot (Reply #124)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 07:09 PM

144. Just roll with it

You gave us the opportunity for some good subthreads.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pscot (Original post)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 09:20 PM

4. There's an American naval presence there for refueling, it's unlikely they would have landed

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pscot (Original post)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 09:22 PM

6. Like, the US military presence on the island is going to let a bogey land?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 09:24 PM

8. That would be surprising.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 07:13 AM

43. They would if it were out of fuel

However, it would be on CNN five minutes later.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DFW (Reply #43)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 12:30 PM

74. The rush to conspiracy theories on this is amazing.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TeamPooka (Reply #74)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 12:35 PM

75. See #41 & ff

Not everyone toes the CT line. In fact, we have quite a few ankle-biters here.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pscot (Original post)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 09:24 PM

9. In the spirit of wishful thinking...

 

...there are many abandoned British airbases that ring the Indian Ocean. The likelihood of 370 landing at any of these is beyond remote, though.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pscot (Original post)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 09:28 PM

10. I was wondering what the next WAG would be here.

WAG stands for Wild-Ass-Guess.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to El Supremo (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 09:33 PM

13. What guess?

I noted a coincidence.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pscot (Original post)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 09:31 PM

11. All this wild speculation is not helping matters.

The plane likely crashed. It is really, really difficult to find things like this in the sea when one does not have a good fix on where it went down. It isn't helping matters that the people running the search are not saying anything, and that people are telling reporters things which are not verified.

The secrecy and the wild rumors are turning the whole thing into a clusterfuck, especially for those whose loved ones were on that plane. People need to think about them.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to longship (Reply #11)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 09:34 PM

14. I'm inclined to agree with you. What would hijackers do

with 200+ passengers and crew?
If there were hijackers, I'm inclined to think it would be a suicide mission, for the reason above.
Same outcome if there was a psychological event.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to No Vested Interest (Reply #14)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 09:37 PM

16. Or a mechanical failure.

Same outcome.

Thanks.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to longship (Reply #11)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 09:42 PM

17. Didn't they find a fuel spill about 2-miles wide that was consistent with jet fuel?

That's about the last I remember from the headlines, so I thought it was a matter of recovery at this point. I guess I've missed a lot of news since that headline with all this speculation now. You seem like you're up-to-date on the latest efforts, so I thought I would ask you.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to R B Garr (Reply #17)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 10:03 PM

23. Essentially all reports since that first day are suspect.

The only thing we know is what was first reported. That, and that they are now apparently searching just about everywhere. I expect them to drive down my road any moment now (here in west rural Michigan).

Whoever's handling this is screwing up big time. They are releasing no information so the press is reporting all sorts of conflicting reports based on unconfirmed anonymous sources, which the Malayan government then disputes. As I wrote above and in other threads, this is a clusterfuck, especially for those who had friends and family on that plane.

Meanwhile, there are people in the Blogosphere coming up with ever increasing inanities about what really happened. It boggles the mind.

My opinion, based on what is known and confirmed, plus the elapsed time since we knew it, is that the plane has crashed. Where? Who knows?

High jacking? Sabotage? Mechanical failure? Suicidal pilots (probably not that)? Who knows?

Anybody who says they do is making shit up at this point.

Yup? A clusterfuck.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to longship (Reply #23)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 10:28 PM

25. Thanks for the info! It's made me realize how much I trusted the media reports without question

but have since been seeing all these new tidbits emerging. The last report with the fuel spill info even had an aerial shot of the purported spill, so I just assumed it was all recovery after that. Someone here posted a thread a couple days ago about how an airplane is lost, and I didn't even click on it, but now I'm going to go back and catch up on this story.

I agree with your synopsis about a crash, as I would imagine if there was foul play like terrorism, some group would have come forward to take credit by now...? But who knows.

Great analysis, thanks.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to R B Garr (Reply #17)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 06:26 AM

38. No - they found two oil slicks that were tested and not consistent

with jet fuel. That was back in the first couple of days.

Apparently, it was consistent with some kind of ship.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pscot (Original post)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 09:32 PM

12. Diego Garcia, because of the British and US presence there, would likely have radar

of its own that would/could be tracking planes out over the Indian Ocean.

It's been my impression that much of what goes on there is secretive. I don't think the nations occupying the space like to call attention to the island. It may be a base for spying excursions, etc.

One would think that the military presence there has been asked it anything was spotted on their radar.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to No Vested Interest (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 09:36 PM

15. Bringing additional resources

to bear on the problem. My point exactly.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pscot (Reply #15)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 02:10 AM

34. I heard on TV tonight that radar only goes about 100-150 miles out.

In the vast Indian Ocean, that would be miniscule.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pscot (Original post)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 09:43 PM

18. That's where with the Brits help we screwed the Chagossian people out of their home...



it's famous for that too...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Agony (Reply #18)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 10:45 AM

61. Thanks for posting

Saved me the bother.

Lease runs out 2106. If its renewed I hope it sinks.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #61)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 05:48 PM

129. one more reason that we have no lock on the moral authority to tell others what to do

regarding peoples and their sovereignty

some peoples are granted/allowed the right of return... others, not so much

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pscot (Original post)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 09:44 PM

19. Isn't that the island from which the Christmas Tsunami was generated? . . .

(I mean, if we're floating wild & improbable CTs, let's at least tie this latest one in with an oldie but goodie.)

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Journeyman (Reply #19)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 10:32 PM

26. Haha! You were around for that eh? it was DARPA, DARPA I tell you!

That was some hilariously crazy shit. It was so bad that DU admin had a disclaimer on it and it was featured on a NYT blog. Though it was perhaps just one or two posters spouting those "theories" off.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Journeyman (Reply #19)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 01:56 AM

32. That's why the Queen of the Moon, still angry about NASA bombing her, issued her famous edict

"Bring me the head of Diego Gacia"

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Journeyman (Reply #19)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 04:01 PM

111. Historic reference...

One more dumb question regarding the earthquake in Asia...

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=228x1616



NYT - DU Derided? -- Myths Run Wild in Blog Tsunami Debate

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=102x1116859


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to countryjake (Reply #111)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 05:26 PM

127. I'm feeling retroactive embarrassment for DU.

Although nobody can control people spouting this kind of idiocy.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bobGandolf (Reply #127)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 05:58 PM

130. It was a fairly good plug for DU. Did you read the NYT article?

Myths Run Wild in Blog Tsunami Debate

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/03/international/worldspecial4/03bloggers.html?pagewanted=print&position=&_r=0

But there is another, more important difference, Mr. Surowiecki and others say. Internet discourse can be self-correcting, with near-instant feedback from readers.

What was lost in the sniping over the Democratic Underground posting was the fact that the follow-up comments were a sober discussion of what actually causes earthquakes. The first response to the posting asked, "Earthquakes have been happening since the beginning of time ... How would you explain them?"

Further comments explained the movement of tectonic plates and provided links to sites explaining earthquakes and tsunamis from the United States Geological Survey and other authoritative sources.

"Not to make fun, as I'm sure it's not a unique misconception ... but the reality is simple plate tectonics," one participant wrote. "The entire Pacific Ocean is slowly but surely closing in on itself. What happened is that the floor of the Indian Ocean slid over part of the Pacific Ocean, releasing massive tension in the Earth's crust.

"That's it. No mystic injury to the Gaia spirit or anything."

Online discussion can evolve toward truth, said Clay Shirky, an adjunct professor in the interactive telecommunications program at New York University and a blogger. One result is a process that can be more reliable than many new media, where corrections are often late and small, if they appear at all.



Despite what you might think of the piece, the NYT included a link to our site. I didn't think it was embarrassing. And the original thread was just one question, generating lots of interesting (tho sometimes off-the-wall) discussion. I didn't think it was idiotic. There have been worse hypotheses posted here, over the years.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pscot (Original post)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 09:47 PM

20. Yes, but maybe more than runways...more radars

From Sri Lanka down through the Maldives and to Deigo Garcia

Also a number of warships from different nations that might have had radar scanning the proper area

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #20)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 09:54 PM

21. Lots of high order communications gear

out there.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pscot (Reply #21)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 09:56 PM

22. yes.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pscot (Original post)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 10:03 PM

24. That would seem a bit too obvious I think

There are however no doubt many places to potentially land that would not be so obvious, all they need is a flat and solid piece of land.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pscot (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 12:55 AM

27. The US bases B-1 and B-2 bombers there

Even a handful of B-52s, according to both Wiki and these Google Earth hacks.

http://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/bombers-b-52-stratofortress-at-diego-garcia-air-force-base-fjdg/

http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile18797/B52-Bombers---Diego-Garcia.htm

So if an allegedly missing commercial airliner had landed there, it seems that would be a hard secret to be keeping.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to PDittie (Reply #27)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 01:29 AM

31. B-2's aren't "based" there.

From what I have read, they built hangars for them, and they have operated from there. They have used Anderson AFB in Guam and RAF Fairford as well.

All B-2's are based at Whiteman AFB, in Knob Noster, MO. Sorry....don't mean to be picky!

And yes, if the damn thing was put down at Diego, we would know about it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pscot (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 01:07 AM

28. That would be like trying to hide a stolen Ferrari by parking it in the middle of Times Square.

Diego Garcia has extensive military installations and an airplane wouldn't even be able to get close to it without being revealed to the entire US military.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pscot (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 01:10 AM

29. "Dodge". n/t

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pscot (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 02:01 AM

33. pscot, are you trying to say this has something to do with the US Govt/Military ?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to JI7 (Reply #33)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 02:17 AM

35. Well, if we did want to steal a commercial airliner, that would be the place to hide it.

And I don't believe for a minute that we would do that. For one thing, there's the matter of the crew and passengers. If we just wanted the airframe, it would be a lot less messy to take a freight hauler.

That's enough creative speculation for me tonight.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to JI7 (Reply #33)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 11:00 AM

63. I just kicked the bushes

to see if there was a rabbit in there.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pscot (Reply #63)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 11:07 AM

64. So you're just Elmer Fudd...

Looking for that Wascawwy Wabbit?




No one here is getting the point beyond an idle, non sequitur musing.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #64)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 11:26 AM

66. Actually, I knew he was in there

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pscot (Reply #66)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 12:03 PM

70. ...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pscot (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 02:36 AM

36. Diego Garcia

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pscot (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 05:19 AM

37. ... diverted to an undisclosed location 'with the intention of using it later for another purpose'.

US counter-terrorism teams are now pursuing the astonishing possibility that the plane and its 239 passengers were diverted to an undisclosed location 'with the intention of using it later for another purpose'.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2579524/Hijacked-hidden-US-counter-terror-officials-fear-plane-captured-debris-spotted-Chinese-ruled-new-data-reveals-airborne-FOUR-hours-vanishing.html

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to jakeXT (Reply #37)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 07:15 AM

44. I would expect them to pursue every scenario

they wouldn't be doing their job, otherwise. But I think that one's extremely unlikely.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pscot (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 06:46 AM

40. I knew the US was involved. Great work. nt.

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pscot (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 06:54 AM

41. That would leave a giant footprint

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pintobean (Reply #41)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 07:10 AM

42. Kick

For an arch reply. We'll see if your analysis has legs.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #42)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 07:40 AM

45. I'll feel like a heel

 

if it turns out our military stole that aircraft.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pintobean (Reply #45)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 07:48 AM

46. That is yet tibia determined

Don't be toe defeetist just yet.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #46)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 07:55 AM

47. This sub-thread is callous

 

and corny.
But, you're a shoe-in for DU's pun king.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pintobean (Reply #47)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 08:42 AM

48. Thanks for your soleful reply--I smell where you're coming from

But Conversely, that's also just what a sock puppet would say. Who else would be punking me by subtly sneaking flattery into a shoe remark to step up his pun cred? Or was it intended as an insole-t? Hmmm...I may be tripping myself up by overthinking this...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #48)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 08:56 AM

49. You win with 'Conversely'

 


You are the pun all star!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pintobean (Reply #49)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 09:07 AM

50. Well I had to think up SOMETHING to get you to quit stocking me




Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #50)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 11:45 AM

68. It's no big deal

They're only looking at the metatarsals.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pintobean (Reply #41)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 10:39 AM

60. Oh, and I'm putting you in for a DUzy for this

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #60)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 11:27 AM

67. I had the pleasure of spending nearly 2 months there.

 

It was known as the 'Footprint To Freedom'. It's an incredibly beautiful island, but just about everything worth doing there can be done in a few days. After that, it became very boring.

This pic of the lagoon beach is my current desktop background.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pintobean (Reply #67)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 11:51 AM

69. Beautiful photo!

I hear you about it becoming boring. I've been to places that were great--but only briefly. I guess that's why we visit resorts on vacation and then go home.

By the way, I think I'm going to give this thread a rec--for our contributions.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pintobean (Reply #67)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 04:02 PM

112. Brings back memories.

 

Beautiful island. And you're right, every thing worth doing can be done is a matter of a few days.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to CVN-68 (Reply #112)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 04:14 PM

115. I was there on a tender in 83

 

I enjoyed it there, but I think I would like it a lot more now. I'm no longer young, dumb, and... antsy.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pintobean (Reply #115)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 04:34 PM

118. I was there a few times aboard a Carrier.

 

Last time in, I believe, 89-90, not quite sure.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to CVN-68 (Reply #118)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 04:41 PM

119. The Carl Vinson was there when I was

 

It couldn't come into the lagoon. Liberty call looked like a long-ass boat ride for those guys.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pscot (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 09:42 AM

51. Hello. My name is Diego Garcia. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #51)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 09:49 AM

52. That response is just what this thread deserves (nt)

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Jeff In Milwaukee (Reply #52)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 10:52 AM

62. Don't forget the subthread pintobean started just above

He really knows a lot a boot this subject.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Jeff In Milwaukee (Reply #52)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 11:07 AM

65. I thought so too

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pscot (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 09:52 AM

53. And if you go another 10,000 miles you're in Rio.

 

This has nothing to do with anything. Might as well start blaming the blue lizards from Zeta Reticuli & the MIBs.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to baldguy (Reply #53)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 09:59 AM

55. Flying Down to Rio...why didn't we think of that?!!

Somebody should see if Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire have alibis!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pscot (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 09:54 AM

54. That's actually pretty funny.

A Malaysian airliner touching down on Diego Garcia and nobody reporting it. I haven't had a chuckle like that for quite some time.

Bravo!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pscot (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 10:12 AM

56. You can see the crop circles in that picture.....nt

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to msanthrope (Reply #56)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 10:17 AM

57. You misspelled 'crap'...nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #57)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 10:20 AM

58. You are a corn in the side of the woomeisters on this board. nt

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to msanthrope (Reply #58)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 10:28 AM

59. You may have a kernel of truth there

Others lead, I just follow with the humor I find. But I will take that as a compliment.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #59)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 12:21 PM

73. You are our big toe....

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pscot (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 12:16 PM

71. BREAKING: Missing jetliner did a 'Dirty Garcia'

Sorry. Couldn't help myself.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #71)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 04:47 PM

121. I'll have a 'Dirty Garcia', bartender

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pscot (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 12:55 PM

77. I think all possibilities are on the table at this point. n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to truth2power (Reply #77)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 01:04 PM

78. It's time to put up your Johnny Choos or shut up

We have yet to find out what Sarah saw from her front porch.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #78)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 01:21 PM

82. If you disagree with someone's position, why not just say so...

instead of posting some puerile allusion to Sarah Palin?

I swear, I have never seen such crankiness that's being displayed on this board over the subject of the missing airliner.

As for my part, I feel that when someone goes into a high dudgeon over something, it's a red flag that there might be more to the story than what's apparent on the surface.

Nobody has a definitive answer to what happened at this point.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to truth2power (Reply #82)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 01:30 PM

85. You may have set the bar for mistaking teasing and humor for crankiness. nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #85)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 02:53 PM

99. I may have; I'll take your word for it...

I have to say that I've been a little cranky, myself, lately, because anyone who even suggests that Valdimir Putin can walk and chew gum at the same time is accused of having some sort of Putin love-fest.

And yet, if Obama does something heinous, like for instance murdering a 16 year old boy and then letting his very own spokesperson come out and say something utterly despicable, like, the boy, Abdulrahman, "should have had a more responsible father", he gets a pass, because, well...Lily Ledbetter.

One can't have it both ways. If the US Govt. must be supported at all costs here, then that would make DU nothing more than a lobby for the Democratic Party, and how could it be seen as a source for any objective truth?

But, I digress, and I don't want to derail this thread.


P.S. PintoBean says you were stationed on Diego Garcia. When I saw that picture, upthread, I thought, "Oh, wow!" After the winter we've had, I really crave being on a nice, sunny, beach. I was going to ask if tourists were allowed there, but I see from another post that the only way to get there is by military transport. Ah, well...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to truth2power (Reply #99)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 03:01 PM

100. Wishing you nice, sunny beaches

I wasn't stationed on Diegp Garcia, but littlewolf was (#87).

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #100)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 03:23 PM

104. Thank you. n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to truth2power (Reply #104)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 03:37 PM

107. You're welcome

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to truth2power (Reply #82)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 01:33 PM

86. As you can see from his avatar

 

pinboy is ex-military. Maybe he had something to do with this (black ops) and he's throwing out red herrings like a seal trainer.

Or, maybe he's amused at all the speculation and is just cracking jokes.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pintobean (Reply #86)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 01:49 PM

88. Shhh! Oh man, you're really blowing my cover!

I think that means that I have to kill you, but there are 10,232 ways in my covert op handbook, so this may take me a while. Please bear with me...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #88)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 01:51 PM

89. I've got all day. /nt

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pintobean (Reply #89)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 01:54 PM

90. That's what you think. nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #90)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 02:05 PM

93. You'll never find me.

 

I'm not nervous.
Pay no attention to Mary, she doesn't know what she's talking about.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pintobean (Reply #93)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 02:14 PM

94. Unknown to you, we've installed you with a special detector device

This was tried and tested in Boston with excellent results.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #94)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 03:15 PM

102. I'm not gonna get killed

 

I've got reflexes, guts, and a will of iron.

And, I've been training.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pintobean (Reply #102)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 03:25 PM

105. Badges? You don't need no stinking badges!

You're gonna need an up-armored Humvee...or maybe a tank. Good luck!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #105)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 04:05 PM

113. You guys crack me up. LOL.

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to CVN-68 (Reply #113)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 05:42 PM

128. I think this thread should be recc'd up just for our subthread

I Keds you not.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #128)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 06:01 PM

132. Avia mind to bop you on the head for that comment!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to countryjake (Reply #132)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 06:15 PM

134. Cast asparagus if you will, I stiletto love you

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #134)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 08:25 PM

154. Galosh!

Mule sandal the posts in this thread to the DOGS!


(see ya leather!)

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to countryjake (Reply #154)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 08:30 PM

155. How many times do I have to tell you--NO TONGUE!!!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #128)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 08:11 PM

153. Done.

 

I High Topped it up there and recc'd it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to truth2power (Reply #77)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 01:05 PM

79. Even the plane landing on a US/British military base?

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pscot (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 01:21 PM

81. it's also famous for its hammerhead shark(s)

my bro was stationed there once. otherwise, there's zilch to do there.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pscot (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 01:38 PM

87. I was stationed there I loved it.

the shelling and fishing were great.
beautiful sunsets, it was nice. a year tour was
a bit long. but have good memories.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to littlewolf (Reply #87)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 02:02 PM

92. Don't be another 'useful idiot'

Look at the truth that is staring you in the face!1!! You were surrounded by hijacker terrorists!1!! Just admit it!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #92)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 02:23 PM

95. love your tag line .... Mark Twain what a treasure .... nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to littlewolf (Reply #95)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 02:31 PM

96. I was always partial to the one OhioChick has:

Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to littlewolf (Reply #87)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 02:47 PM

98. I envy you having that assignment

I wound up being extended for a few months in Panama and I loved it--though La Guardia Nacionale could be a real pain back in those days.

I hooked up with a singer--'Marquesita (Princess) Ube'-- in a classy club. She wanted to marry me, but I suspect that may have had something to do with my GI life insurance, as I was headed to Vietnam...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pscot (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 02:43 PM

97. Locations for $1000, Alec - Where in the world is Diego Garcia?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to benld74 (Reply #97)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 07:39 PM

149. Far enough south that they would have had to refueled midair...

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Diego+Garcia/@-7.3383958,72.4242352,4z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x249273fe6d69b0ad:0x3b3c07570eb0d1c5

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pscot (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 03:29 PM

106. This thread obviously deserves more recs

What's wrong with you people?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pscot (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 03:41 PM

108. Visited there a few times during my many sea deployments.

 

Not too bad a place, very beautiful in my opinion.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to CVN-68 (Reply #108)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 03:50 PM

109. Oh, now we hear from another terrorist!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #109)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 03:54 PM

110. Hi there fellow vet.

 

Army? Marine? Air Force? Navy?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to CVN-68 (Reply #110)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 04:06 PM

114. Army '67-'71; VN '69-'70

I was a draftee at 18 who went on to lead an Infantry Platoon in VN combat at 20. WIA, disability retirement as a Captain.

CVN sounds like Navy--as my dad was in WWII.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #114)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 04:19 PM

116. Welcome home.

 

Correct, CVN is an Attack Aircraft Carrier Nuclear.
Your dad was probably on a CV- Attack Aircraft Carrier.
I served aboard the USS Nimitz, the USS Ticonderoga, the USS Forestal, and the USS Kitty Hawk.
All, except the USS Nimitz, were CV's, IOW, conventionally powered.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to CVN-68 (Reply #116)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 04:34 PM

117. Thanks

My uncles were in the thick of it as Army and Marine Infantry in WWII. My dad was an electrician's mate towing target barges for gunnery practice. They all served.

My niece's husband served on the Enterprise in the Gulf. I forget which color he was...

In Vietnam, my little brother served with me in the 101st Airborne Division.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to CVN-68 (Reply #116)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 06:00 PM

131. Forgot to mention that my older brother did 4 years, 3 months in the Marines just before Vietnam

Marine vets seeing the odd number will ask, "Oh, bad time?" But it wasn't bad time--he extended to do another tour on Oki.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pscot (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 04:48 PM

122. Diego Garcia is a British principality. It serves as a refueling point for long range bombers. nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bluestate10 (Reply #122)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 04:56 PM

123. Well, there you go

Could it be any planar?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pscot (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 05:17 PM

125. Small in size...but apparently large in the imagination

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pscot (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 06:01 PM

133. How dare you have a creative imagination!

 

The humbugs all are telling you just how sorry you should be for wanting to entertain yourself in that manner! I am really starting to understand why some only do binary thinking around here and become irrational toward idle speculation.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Rex (Reply #133)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 06:37 PM

136. Yes, clearly we are all just ankle-biters

And sneaking a jumbo jet onto a U.S. airfield should be entertained as a real possibility. Our bad.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #136)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 06:39 PM

138. Awww did you get a sadz?

 

Own it, wear it. Control freaks are just so lame. I guess 'trash thread' is just too much for you to bare...someone might be out there entertaining themselves with idle speculation!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Rex (Reply #138)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 06:48 PM

139. This thread has been

 

way too entertaining to trash.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pintobean (Reply #139)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 07:03 PM

142. Not until you showed up to jazz it up

Of course, we all know how much you're into shoes.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #142)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 07:11 PM

145. Now that's funny.

 

That frank sumbitch at cc says he thinks I'm "light in the loafers". I say this indicates that he has a shoe fetish.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pintobean (Reply #145)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 07:14 PM

146. Bingo!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Rex (Reply #138)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 06:49 PM

140. Lighten up, Clyde

Even the OP author recognizes the humor in this. Remove that stick and set yourself free!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pscot (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 06:35 PM

135. OK Now you have a jarhead in the OP.

Boots on the ground.

Now go find a wing walker and a coastie and we can call this meeting to order.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to westerebus (Reply #135)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 06:55 PM

141. Army grunt says don't waste your time




Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #141)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 07:23 PM

147. We're gonna need a designated driver and an alibi..

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pscot (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 07:05 PM

143. 1/10

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pscot (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 07:31 PM

148. Welcome to Gonzo Station. Featuring the world famous crab migration.

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pscot (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 07:43 PM

150. K&R

What a fun thread. You guys crack me up.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Ruby the Liberal (Reply #150)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 07:58 PM

151. Happy to be at your sevice, Ruby

Do we know how to have fun or what?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #151)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 08:03 PM

152. Yes. Yes we do.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #151)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 08:49 PM

156. It's foot fetish Friday

 

or something.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pintobean (Reply #156)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 08:57 PM

157. Get with the program! That's Feetish Friday...

to you!


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to countryjake (Reply #157)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 09:04 PM

158. Presided over, of course, by the Archbishop

Some mistakenly think he's Catholic, but he's really an Anklecan.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #158)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 09:13 PM

160. Oh? You mean Archbishop of PodiatricUnderground?

Damn, I gotta go cook supper now!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to countryjake (Reply #160)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 09:17 PM

161. An epedicurean feast, how lovely

Have fun cooking--I'm sure you'll nail it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to countryjake (Reply #157)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 09:05 PM

159. I stand corrected

 

thanks to the Good Feet Store.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread