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He’s a Jetsetter….No Really…I Mean It!

Posted by redsatellite on September 25, 2008

This is too cool for school!

Swiss pilot Yves Rossy is set to cross the English Channel strapped to a homemade jet-propelled wing, organizers said Thursday.

Weather permitting, Rossy will leap from a plane more than 2,500 meters (2,700 yards) off the ground, fire up his jets and try to make the 35-kilometer (22-mile) from Calais in France to Dover in England in about 12 minutes, according to a statement put out by his organizers.

The carbon composite-wing weighs about 55 kilograms (121 pounds) when loaded with fuel, and carries four kerosene-burning jet turbines to keep him aloft. The wing has no steering devices — Rossy moves his body to control its movements.

Leaping out of a perfectly good airplane? Good luck buddy. You won’t be getting a second chance.

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Gore Lore

Posted by redsatellite on September 25, 2008

Newsflash. Al Gore and his merry band of green guttersnipes have been OUTED. And even better news….outed by your own liberal brothers- over at the UK Guardian!

Green idealists fail to make grade, says study
David Adam, environment correspondent

People who believe they have the greenest lifestyles can be seen as some of the main culprits behind global warming, says a team of researchers, who claim that many ideas about sustainable living are a myth.

But wait….there’s more.

According to the researchers, people who regularly recycle rubbish and save energy at home are also the most likely to take frequent long-haul flights abroad. The carbon emissions from such flights can swamp the green savings made at home, the researchers claim.

Heavens to Carbon Offsets– say it ain’t so!

Stewart Barr, of Exeter University, who led the research, said: “Green living is largely something of a myth. There is this middle class environmentalism where being green is part of the desired image. But another part of the desired image is to fly off skiing twice a year. And the carbon savings they make by not driving their kids to school will be obliterated by the pollution from their flights.”

Anyone with half a brain….has known about this dirty little kernel of truth for years. I’m just glad someone in the liberal press has ‘fessed up. Of course, this will have absolutely NO IMPACT on Al Gore’s flight plans or the use of electricity in his 10,000 sq. ft. Southern Mansion.

Just another Inconvenient Truth brought to you by the Goracle.

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