Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

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Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

Postby Misra » 01 Apr 2018 18:57

Mukesh.Kumar wrote:Well the Chinese and their photo-ops. Capshun Time plizzz

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Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

Postby Khalsa » 02 Apr 2018 14:28

shiv wrote:but but but but but - people are telling me that LOC/LAC/border can be kept safe with drones.


No ... the borders must be populated with people and infrastructure.
We must turn our Chinese facing borders into Punjabs.

Populated, cultivated, tilled over, roads till the last bloody inch.
Your orange tree should be planted right next to their orange tree.

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Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

Postby anupmisra » 02 Apr 2018 17:54

A reclusive chini with an expensive car + two guns + dyed blond hair = disaster waiting to happen.

‘A disaster about to happen:’ A student who bought rifles and showed odd behavior is arrested

Law enforcement officials in central Florida say they may have thwarted another school tragedy after arresting a 26-year-old international student who bought two rifles and was exhibiting troubling changes in his behavior.
Wenliang Sun, a Chinese national enrolled at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, did not make any threats against the school or other students. But campus Police Chief Richard Beary said that “red flag after red flag” led investigators to believe that Sun could be a danger to himself and to others.
He also bought a $68,000 Chevy Corvette months earlier, dyed his black hair blond, gained weight, and had been rarely coming out of his room.
If you go back to some of the shooting incidents across the country, we know that people often change their appearance.
His Facebook profile picture is a selfie with the phrase, “Shoot selfies, not animals.” Yet, Beary said, “he’s got a rifle that is supposedly used for hunting. That doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.”
Sun told police that he likes to watch movies, play video games and travel. He said he been in the United States for three years, and he goes home to China to visit his family for a month every year. His parents are well-off financially:
He also said the Corvette he bought is considered a “cheap car” in his country.
Authorities said Sun also had not been attending classes — a requirement to keep his student visa.
An immigration judge on March 21 ordered that Sun be sent back to China. Authorities said he will not be allowed to return to the United States for at least 10 years.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/gra ... 9ab848324c

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Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

Postby abhik » 02 Apr 2018 21:56

^^^
OT, but wow Pre Crime crime in action!

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Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

Postby Skanda » 02 Apr 2018 22:06

China's Tiangong-1 space lab plummets to Earth, breaks up over Pacific
It was a fiery end to what was once one of China's highest-profile space projects.

The Tiangong-1 space lab re-entered Earth's atmosphere Monday morning, landing in the middle of the South Pacific, China Manned Space Agency said.
"Most parts were burned up in the re-entry process," it added.

The space lab, its name translating to "Heavenly Palace," was launched in September 2011 as a prototype for China's ultimate space goal: a permanent space station is expected to launch around 2022.

Its demise, though ultimately uneventful, captured public attention in recent weeks, as scientists around the world tracked its uncontrolled descent. "It did exactly what it was expected to do; the predictions, at least the past 24 hours' ones, were spot on; and as expected it fell somewhere empty and did no damage," said Jonathan McDowell, an astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

McDowell said there was unlikely to be any amateur images of the vessel's re-entry, given it was daytime in the Pacific when it crashed to Earth. Scientists had earlier said it might be possible to see the spacecraft burn up in a "series of fireballs streaking across the sky."

It landed about 8:15 a.m. Beijing time (8:15 p.m. ET Sunday), China's Manned Space Agency said.

The uncontrolled re-entry of the space lab has been a blot on China's space program, as it goes against international best practice.


Verbal jugglery in the article. How is an uncontrolled entry and subsequent burn up of a space station be termed as "landed". CNN refuses to use the word crash in that entire article.

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Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

Postby yensoy » 02 Apr 2018 22:21

anupmisra wrote:A reclusive chini with an expensive car + two guns + dyed blond hair = disaster waiting to happen.


Huh? After the Empire State Building shooting in 1997 (or so I believe), they made it illegal for non-citizens to purchase firearms. Someone should have checked, right? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_law_in_the_United_States Or you would hope...

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Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

Postby Prasad » 02 Apr 2018 22:25

That bit smells. Unless you're a citizen or green card holder, you shouldn't be able to buy a gun legally.

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Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

Postby yensoy » 02 Apr 2018 22:29

Skanda wrote:China's Tiangong-1 space lab plummets to Earth, breaks up over Pacific
It was a fiery end to what was once one of China's highest-profile space projects.

The uncontrolled re-entry of the space lab has been a blot on China's space program, as it goes against international best practice.


Verbal jugglery in the article. How is an uncontrolled entry and subsequent burn up of a space station be termed as "landed". CNN refuses to use the word crash in that entire article.


Or as the Globaltimes would say, "The Tiangong valiantly made its last foray into the earth's atmosphere as it performed experiments with re-entry and continuously beamed data to the eager young scientists working for the past year without break in the arid regions of northern China, while it harmoniously shot through the air and landed with 100% precision on a specially prepared pad on the island of Nansha thereby strengthening the defence of the homeland and serving as a warning to western vested interests."

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Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

Postby anupmisra » 03 Apr 2018 05:53

yensoy wrote:Or as the Globaltimes would say, "The Tiangong valiantly made its last foray into the earth's atmosphere as it performed experiments with re-entry and continuously beamed data to the eager young scientists working for the past year without break in the arid regions of northern China, while it harmoniously shot through the air and landed with 100% precision on a specially prepared pad on the island of Nansha thereby strengthening the defence of the homeland and serving as a warning to western vested interests."


Here, you asked and the GT delivers.

First, the equal-equal.
With a weight of about eight tons, Tiangong-1 is much smaller the 80-ton Skylab and 140-ton Mir, and is unlikely to affect aviation activities or cause damage on the ground, the article said.


Next, dont wolly, all eez wail.
The fragments will keep burning and most of them will be dissipated in the air. Only a small amount of debris will reach the ground, and will float down at a very slow speed due to their small mass.


And, the finale.
Tiangong-1 was launched on Sept. 29, 2011 and ended service in March 2016 after completing its mission (Rr...iiiightttt)


http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1096218.shtml

Per BBC, never known to annoy the chinis, called the tingaling - defunct!

Tiangong-1 was launched in 2011 to carry out docking and orbit experiments. It was part of China's efforts to build a manned space station by 2022, but stopped working in March 2016.


http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-43614408

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Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

Postby anupmisra » 03 Apr 2018 05:58

Space.com puts it best.

Chinese Space Station Meets Fiery Doom Over South Pacific

Tiangong-1 is no more
The empty space lab continued to do some Earth-observation work, however, and researchers and engineers kept in touch with it until March 2016, when data transmission between Tiangong-1 and its handlers stopped, for reasons that China never explicitly specified.
At that point, an uncontrolled atmospheric re-entry was apparently inevitable.
"The Chinese insist that it is controlled," Cheng told Space.com. "They're very, very unhappy when you use this term 'uncontrolled.'"


https://www.space.com/40101-china-space ... ashes.html

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Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

Postby pravula » 03 Apr 2018 07:19

Prasad wrote:That bit smells. Unless you're a citizen or green card holder, you shouldn't be able to buy a gun legally.


You need to be licensed, usually hunting license.

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Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

Postby pravula » 03 Apr 2018 07:21

yensoy wrote:
anupmisra wrote:A reclusive chini with an expensive car + two guns + dyed blond hair = disaster waiting to happen.


Huh? After the Empire State Building shooting in 1997 (or so I believe), they made it illegal for non-citizens to purchase firearms. Someone should have checked, right? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_law_in_the_United_States Or you would hope...


Its legal in most states to buy one as long as you have a hunting license. From your link:
non-immigrant aliens admitted into the United States for lawful hunting or sporting purposes or if the non-immigrant alien falls under one of the following exceptions:
possesses a valid hunting license or permit issued by any US state
an official representative of a foreign government who is accredited to the United States Government or the Government’s mission to an international organization having its headquarters in the United States or is en route to or from another country to which that alien is accredited
an official of a foreign government or a distinguished foreign visitor who has been so designated by the Department of State
a foreign law enforcement officer of a friendly foreign government entering the United States on official law enforcement business
has received a waiver from the Attorney General as long as the waiver petition shows this would be in the interests of justice and would not jeopardize the public safety under 18 U.S. Code § 922(y)(3)(c)[21]


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