Last Chance – Win a great book – enter now – closes 24:00 hrs Zulu December 31 2015

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Win one of three copies of “Kings of the Air” by entering the FIRE Project December Book Competition.

GOOD LUCK COMPETITORS and Merry Christmas

Competition December 2015

Competition open Wednesday 16th December 2015

Last date for entries Thursday 31st December 2015

Question: Name the French fighter ‘Ace’ who was the first pilot to use a machine gun firing through the propeller arc

Send your answer in an email to:     competitions@firetrench.com

Enter in the subject field  FIRE Project Competition Number One

Enter in the email body your answer, The name of the French fighter ‘Ace’

Then email before the Closing Date; which is Thursday 31st December 2016 24:00 hrs Zulu (UK time zone)

Judging: On Friday 1st January 2016, the FIRE Project judges will select the first three correct entries. The winners will receive a congratulations email to the address in their entry and will be required to reply by email with an address that they wish their prize to be posted to by surface mail. The FIRE Project will only use information provided by entrants for the purposes of the competition and that data will be purged after the prizes have been dispatched to the three winners. The judges decision will be final and binding

 

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Owen Jones Tries Out “Kinder Politics” on Twitter

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Welkomen to the post-democratic state

Owen Jones Tries Out “Kinder Politics” on Twitter
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A Tory voter broke down on Question Time last night over the cuts to tax credits, sending much of Twitter into schadenfreude frenzy.

Big moment on Question Time: audience member tearfully asks why Tories are going to cut her tax credits pic.twitter.com/JvrW0xVo8v #bbcqt

— Jack Seale (@jackseale) October 15, 2015

Owen Jones, quite correctly, pointed out that these are the people who Labour should “throw everything” at:

For those berating her – “she deserves no pity etc”: how are we supposed to win if we castigate disillusioned Tory voters? Welcome them.

— Owen Jones (@OwenJones84) October 16, 2015

But his minions weren’t having any of it. Serves the Tory Scum right

A new, kinder politics… LOL

technoguido | October 16, 2015 at 3:54 pm | Tags: Question Time, Twitter | Categories: Guido Fawkes | URL: http://wp.me/pvx79-SIw

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Navy to begin search for El Faro in coming weeks; Wartsila engines for new Russian icebreaker

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Navy to begin search for El Faro in coming weeks
October 9, 2015—Over the next several weeks, the U.S. Navy will begin searching for the 790 ft containership El Faro, which is believed to have sunk near the Crooked Islands in the Bahamas. In a press briefing yesterday, National Transportation Safety Board Vice-Chairman Bella Dinh-Zarr said that the Navy would use specialized equipment, including side scan sonar and ROVs to locate the ship and its Voyage Data Recorder or black box.

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Lagos Lovely

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Lagos Lovely
by technoguido

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In our continuing series on hot looking energy ministers we bring you the current President of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Nigerian Minister of Petroleum Resources Diezani Alison-Madueke. Diezani is the brains behind Nigeria’s plan to remove state subsidies on fuel prices – a sound free market leaning policy reform. The fabulous minister is rumoured to have a taste for luxurious hotel suites and private jets. She can join our cartel anytime..

See also: Nuclear Totty and Phwoarr
technoguido | May 6, 2015 at 1:03 pm | Tags: Gaia Fawkes, Totty Watch | Categories: Gaia Fawkes | URL: http://wp.me/pvx79-PAw

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Tory Wars: Bow Group Split Over UKIP Endorsement

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DONT SPLIT THE UKIP VOTE – Vote for Change, Believe in Britain, VOTE UKIP

Tory Wars: Bow Group Split Over UKIP Endorsement
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The oldest Tory think tank has descended into open warfare after its chairman said Conservative supporters should vote UKIP where the Tories can’t win. Earlier today Ben Harris-Quinney told the Telegraph:

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4th Place for Drumfire in St Barths Bucket Regatta

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The 2015 St Barths Bucket Regatta has come to a finish and after three days of exciting racing the results are now in. With the 35 yacht entries divided across four classes, racing was close and proved for some memorable viewing for spectators and competitors alike.
Built by Claasen Shipyards in 2004, 24m Drumfire was up against ten other competitors in the most popular class: Les Mademoiselles des Mers. Proving her mettle on the regatta scene, she more than held her own and performed consistently throughout the event.

Having achieved fifth place on day one and third place on day two she closed the regatta’s final race, the ‘Wrong Way Round’ course, with a very respectable fifth place securing her fourth position overall within the class. Congratulations to the owner and crew of Drumfire and to all involved in the Bucket for making the event such a success.

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The NACA Spirit Captured, 1945

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In this 1945 photo, test pilots (from left) Mel Gough, Herb Hoover, Jack Reeder, Steve Cavallo and Bill Gray stand in front of a P-47 Thunderbolt. The photo was taken at the then-named Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory, which was a research facility for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, or the NACA.

The NACA was the main institutional basis for creating NASA in 1958.

On March 3, 1915 – one hundred years ago — the U.S. Congress established the NACA in order “to supervise and direct the scientific study of the problems of flight with a view to their practical solution.”

From humble beginnings with a $5000 budget, no paid staff and no facilities, the NACA won the Collier trophy five times. Its researchers made critical contributions to victory in World War II, spawned a world-leading civil aviation manufacturing industry, propelled supersonic flight, supported national security during the Cold War, and laid the foundation for modern air travel and the space age.

Learn more about the 100th anniversary of the founding of the NACA at www.nasa.gov/naca100.

Image Credit: NASA

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NASA’s LRO Spacecraft Captures Images of LADEE’s Impact Crater

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These images show the area of the LADEE impact before and after spacecraft’s planned impact into the eastern rim of Sundman V crater. Use the slider to switch between images.
Image Credit: NASA/Goddard/Arizona State University

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LRO has imaged the LADEE impact site on the eastern rim of Sundman V crater. The image was created by ratioing two images, one taken before the impact and another afterwards. The bright area highlights what has changed between the time of the two images, specifically the impact point and the ejecta.
Image Credit: NASA/Goddard/Arizona State University

NASA’S Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft has spied a new crater on the lunar surface; one made from the impact of NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission.

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