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Old 12th Mar 2014, 12:04
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Man gets 14 years for ‘lasing’ helicopter ...

Man gets 14 years for lasing helicopter ...
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Old 12th Mar 2014, 12:41
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A Central Valley man who shined a [email protected] pointer at a police helicopter
Shined? that should be shone surely.
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Old 12th Mar 2014, 12:57
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Shouldn't it read Man gets 14 years for the straw that finally broke the camels back
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Old 12th Mar 2014, 13:05
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14 years is too lenient.

A Hellfire missile would soon put a stop to these [email protected] wielding idiots.
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Old 12th Mar 2014, 13:12
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Thank you Mr D, now I'm frantically trying to remember a song in which 'shone' is pronounced 'shown'.

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A Hellfire missile would soon put a stop to these [email protected] wielding idiots.

Against soft targets nothing so large and powerful would be necessary. I seem to remember a space-to-surface attack system using some kind of tracking device (laser detector, servo, fins) on the front of a solid metal rod with a short-duration solid thruster on the back. Wouldn't have to be very large if it was air-to-ground and it could be mounted on front of the engine pylon at the same height as the condensation trail spraying nozzle on the back. No explosive charge is necessary, as anyone who has had a metal rod rammed up their fundament can testify.

It could also be used to clear water buffalo from the runway (PK-YGM 737-200C 4th Jan 2005 Banda Aceh.)
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as anyone who has had a metal rod rammed up their fundament can testify.
I shall wait in anticipation as to who is brave enough to testify.
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Tony

Apparently


The transitive form of the verb “shine” is ”shined.” If the context describes something shining on something else, use “shined”: “He shined his flashlight on the skunk eating from the dog dish.” You can remember this because another sense of the word meaning “polished” obviously requires “shined”: “I shined your shoes for you.”

When the shining is less active, many people would use “shone”: “The sun shone on the tomato plants all afternoon.” But some authorities prefer “shined” even in this sort of context: “The sun shined on the tomato plants all afternoon.”

If the verb is intransitive (lacks an object) and the context merely speaks of the act of shining, the past tense is definitely “shone”: “The sun shone all afternoon” (note that nothing is said here about the sun shining on anything).

There you go.......
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Basil, US sentencing is extreme to European eyes.
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Bugger the hellfire, a few small FLECHETTE rockets should do it nicely,
and you wouldn't even need to actually hit him !!!

About time someone got a good one although I am sure someone will appeal and argue it is against his human rights !

Maybe 7 years and being flashed in the eyes by a [email protected] so he knows what he has done ?
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Old 12th Mar 2014, 15:28
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I dunno,it just do not sound right, it sounds the way a four year old child would word it, like, I swumed across the river,
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Once upon a time I had a wife who came from our formerly colonies...she would say "This needs washed" or "He squoze the toothpaste". I disremember (sic) the other expressions she used. Many of the phrases originated in Elisabethan English, died out in the homeland but are still in common use in Canada - or, strangely enough, in Chicago where I also had friends.

Of course Canadian French is even more medieval.
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I seem to remember a space-to-surface attack system using some kind of tracking device (laser detector, servo, fins) on the front of a solid metal rod with a short-duration solid thruster on the back
Remember that as well - one of Larry Niven's books (which also included an 'Orion' space vehicle, powered by small nuclear bombs). The book involved an invasion by interstellar travelling small elephants (and whilst I may have had a pint this lunchtime I'm still on this planet).

There was also the 'J-SOWS' specified by Tom Clancy (in 'The Bear and the Dragon' I recall) which bore a more than passing resemblance to that system.
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Foot Fall Mr MadsDads? one if their books I did not find very convincing,
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Old 12th Mar 2014, 15:59
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Thank you Mr. D, absobloodylutely correct.

Couldn't remember the title and it doesn't seem to be in my bookshelves. Now, who could I have lent that too.
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Unless he was intentionally trying to disable the pilot
But isn't that the whole objective of these dangerous idiots? The lawyer's Latin tag "Res ipsa loquitur" (the thing speaks for itself) ought to apply to this criminal act. There is absolutely no innocent reason for aiming a [email protected] at a piloted aircraft, the act is inherently malicious and hostile, a clear attempt to temporarily blind the crew and cause a crash.
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Old 12th Mar 2014, 16:58
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Basil;


I was subject to a [email protected] attack on short finals to land at a well known heliport in Europe. Nearly killed me and 6 passengers due to the short term blinding. If you think 14 years is too harsh then what I would have done to the little scrote would have seemed extreme.


The aim of these idiots is to blind the pilot, the [email protected] leaves an effect right afterwards like conjunctivitis for several minutes. It is basically an attempt at murder and quite frankly I see 14 years as way too short. The police here in the UK treat it as an attempt to kill, with the charge being "reckless and negligent endangerment of an aircraft and it's occupants", and rightly so.


If I ever meet one of these idiots I would love to drag his eyeballs out with my teeth and see how he gets on afterwards.


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Old 12th Mar 2014, 17:47
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Shined? that should be shone surely
Tony, I see you dove straight in there

However, I reckon Eastern Wiseguy has it right, no matter on which side of the Atlantic you live!

Mind you - lasing? That would only work if a [email protected] was something that lased!

Oh bugger that PPRuNe pixie is at it again - how about L A S E R?

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Old 12th Mar 2014, 17:51
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If I ever meet one of these idiots I would love to drag his eyeballs out with my teeth and see how he gets on afterwards.
Now don't hold back. Tell us how you really feel.

I agree. Using a [email protected] against any aircraft should be classified as a Class A felony (attempted murder) with a sentence of 20 years minimum. Assholes.
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Old 12th Mar 2014, 17:55
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I blame Tom Clancy,one of his characters used a [email protected] to blind the pilot and scrag the aircraft in one of his books,I forget which now,nobody had probably thought of it until then.
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