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September 19, 2012

Weapons Porn/Grab Bag Thread

Two mostly content free threads? Yes we can!

There's probably something happening in the presidential campaign but I just can't care about it today. I'll wait for tomorrow's outrageously outrageous outrage.

But a flying bomb controlled by troops on the ground? Yes please!

The compact BattleHawk Squad Level Loitering Munition is armed with a 40mm high-fragmentation charge. It has a video camera built into its nose, so ground troops can remotely pilot it over rooftops or hills to attack hiding enemy forces.

The BattleHawk weighs about five pounds when it’s packed inside its special launching tube. A spring propels the drone into the air and the electric motor starts up the tiny, rear propeller.

...

Using a small remote control, ground troops can fly the BattleHawk at speeds up to 60 miles per hour for approximately 30 minutes. The BattleHawk is designed to attack dismounted enemy and light-skinned vehicles, Textron officials said.

We should give these to the Marine guards at embassies.

Speaking of Marine guards, they better get ready for riots in heavily Christian countries.

A historian of early Christianity at Harvard Divinity School has identified a scrap of papyrus that she says was written in Coptic in the fourth century and contains a phrase never seen in any piece of Scripture: “Jesus said to them, `My wife ...’ ”

The faded papyrus fragment is smaller than a business card, with eight lines on one side, in black ink legible under a magnifying glass. Just below the line about Jesus having a wife, the papyrus includes a second provocative clause that purportedly says, “she will be able to be my disciple.”

The finding is being made public in Rome at an international meeting of Coptic scholars by the historian Karen L. King, who has published several books about new Gospel discoveries and is the first woman to hold the nation’s oldest endowed chair, the Hollis professor of divinity.

Wait, you mean "researchers" (blasphemers really) say something contradictory to the teachings of Christians and they aren't going to attack our embassies and raise flags with crosses over them? Surely Obama and the US government will denounce this insult to Christians around the world.

No? None of that will happen? It's almost like there's a difference between a certain "religion of peace" and an actual religion of peace. Huh.

FTR- The papyrus scrap is probably bogus (not that that would matter to Muslims)

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