IF YOU’VE EVER WONDERED … the C130 at gate of Little Rock AFB

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THE C-130 ON DISPLAY AT THE FRONT GATE OF
LITTLE ROCK AFB, ARKANSAS

This C-130E Hercules was the 126th built by Lockheed Aircraft corp. of Marietta, Georgia. It was accepted into the Air Force inventory on 23 August 1957.

On 2 November 1972, it was given to the South Vietnamese Air Force as part of the Military Assistance Program. A few years later, the aircraft would be involved in a historic flight.

On 29 April 1975, this Herk was the last out of Vietnam during the fall of Saigon. With over 100 aircraft destroyed on the flight line at Tan Son Nhut Air Base, some of them still burning, it was the last flyable C-130 remaining. In a very panicked state, hundreds of people were rushing to get aboard, as the aircraft represented a final ticket to freedom.

People hurriedly crowded into the Herk, packing in tighter and tighter. Eventually, the loadmaster informed the pilot, Major Phuong, a South Vietnamese instructor pilot, that he could not get the rear ramp closed due to the number of people standing on it. In a moment of inspiration, Major Phuong slowly taxied forward, then hit the brakes. The loadmaster called forward again stating he had successfully got the doors closed.

In all, 452 people were on board, including a staggering 32 in the cockpit alone. Using a conservative estimate of 100 pounds per person, it translated into an overload of at least 10,000 pounds. Consequently, the Herk used every bit of the runway and overrun before it was able to get airborne.

The target was Thailand, which should have been 1:20 in flight time, but after an hour and a half, the aircraft was over the Gulf of Siam, and they were clearly lost. Finally, a map was located, they identified some terrain features, and they were able to navigate. They landed at Utapao, Thailand after a three and a half hour flight.

Ground personnel were shocked at what “fell out” as they opened the doors. It was clear that a longer flight would almost certainly have resulted in a loss of life. In the end, however, all 452 people made it to freedom aboard this historic C-130.

Upon landing, the aircraft was reclaimed by the United States Air Force and assigned to two different Air National Guard units for the next 14 years.

On 28 June 1989, it made its final flight to Little Rock Air Force Base and was placed on permanent display.

What A Coincidence!!

Did you know these connections?

ABC News executive producer Ian Cameron is married to Susan Rice, National Security Adviser.
CBS President David Rhodes is the brother of Ben Rhodes, Obama’s Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications.
ABC News correspondent Claire Shipman is married to former Whitehouse Press Secretary Jay Carney
ABC News and Univision reporter Matthew Jaffe is married to Katie Hogan, Obama’s Deputy Press Secretary
ABC President Ben Sherwood is the brother of Obama’s Special Adviser Elizabeth Sherwood
CNN President Virginia Moseley is married to former Hillary Clinton’s Deputy Secretary Tom Nides.

And now you know why it is no surprise the media is in Obama’s pocket.

Newsweek’s Last Magazine

If Newsweek's goal was to spark controversy with its Obama-bashing cover article, then the error-riddled piece was certainly a success.

Be aware that NW admitted that they did NOT fact check the Ferguson article, and it did contain many errors.

However, the Patterson piece below is right on!

The liberal Newsweek Magazine is going out of business but not before it Attacks the President. Wonderful story!

Finally, Matt Patterson and Newsweek speak out about Obama. This is timely
And tough. As many of you know, Newsweek has a reputation for being
Extremely liberal The fact that their editor saw fit to print the following
Article about Obama and the one that appears in the latest Newsweek, makes
This a truly amazing event, and a news story in and of itself. At last, the
Truth about our President and his agenda are starting to trickle through the
Protective wall built around him by the liberal media…

By Matt Patterson (Newsweek Columnist – Opinion Writer)

Years from now, historians may regard the 2008 election of Barack Obama as
An inscrutable and disturbing phenomenon, the result of a baffling breed of
Mass hysteria akin perhaps to the witch craze of the Middle Ages. How, they
Will wonder, did a man so devoid of professional accomplishment beguile so
Many into thinking he could manage the world’s largest economy, direct the
world’s most powerful military, execute the world’s most consequential job?

Imagine a future historian examining Obama’s pre-presidential life: ushered
Into and through the Ivy League, despite unremarkable grades and test scores
Along the way; a cushy non-job as a “community organizer;” a brief career as
A state legislator devoid of legislative achievement (and in fact nearly
Devoid of his attention, less often did he vote “present”); and finally an
Unaccomplished single term in the United States Senate, the entirety of
Which was devoted to his presidential ambitions.

He left no academic legacy in academia, authored no signature legislation as
A legislator. And then there is the matter of his troubling associations:
The white-hating, America-loathing preacher who for decades served as
Obama’s “spiritual mentor;” a real-life, actual terrorist who served as
Obama’s colleague and political sponsor. It is easy to imagine a future
Historian looking at it all and asking: how on Earth was such a man elected
President? There is no evidence that he ever attended or worked for any
University or that he ever sat for the Illinois bar. We have no
Documentation for any of his claims. He may well be the greatest hoax in
History.

Not content to wait for history, the incomparable Norman Podhoretz addressed
The question recently in the Wall Street Journal: To be sure, no white
Candidate who had close associations with an outspoken hater of America like
Jeremiah Wright and an unrepentant terrorist like Bill Ayers, would have
Lasted a single day. But because Mr. Obama was black, and therefore entitled
In the eyes of liberal Dom to have hung out with protesters against various
American injustices, even if they were ‘a bit’ extreme, he was given a pass.
Let that sink in: Obama was given a pass – held to a lower standard because
Of the color of his skin.

Podhoretz continues: And in any case, what did such ancient history matter
When he was also so articulate and elegant and (as he himself had said)
“non-threatening,” all of which gave him a fighting chance to become the
First black president and thereby to lay the curse of racism to rest?

Podhoretz puts his finger, I think, on the animating pulse of the Obama
Phenomenon – affirmative action. Not in the legal sense, of course. But
Certainly in the motivating sentiment behind all affirmative action laws and
Regulations, which are designed primarily to make white people, and
Especially white liberals, feel good about themselves.
Unfortunately, minorities often suffer so that whites can pat themselves on
The back. Liberals routinely admit minorities to schools for which they are
Not qualified, yet take no responsibility for the inevitable poor
Performance and high drop-out rates which follow. Liberals don’t care if
These minority students fail; liberals aren’t around to witness the
Emotional devastation and deflated self-esteem resulting from the racist
Policy that is affirmative action. Yes, racist. Holding someone to a
Separate standard merely because of the color of his skin – that’s
Affirmative action in a nutshell, and if that isn’t racism, then nothing is.

And that is what America did to Obama. True, Obama himself was never
Troubled by his lack of achievements, but why would he be? As many have
Noted, Obama was told he was good enough for Columbia despite
undistinguished grades at Occidental; he was told he was good enough for the
US Senate despite a mediocre record in Illinois; he was told he was good
enough to be president despite no record at all in the Senate. All his life,
every step of the way, Obama was told he was good enough for the next step,
in spite of ample evidence to the contrary.

What could this breed if not the sort of empty narcissism on display every
time Obama speaks? In 2008, many who agreed that he lacked executive
qualifications nonetheless raved about Obama’s oratory skills, intellect,
and cool character. Those people – conservatives included – ought now to be
deeply embarrassed.

The man thinks and speaks in the hoariest of clichés, and that’s when he has
his Teleprompters in front of him; when the prompter is absent he can barely
think or speak at all. Not one original idea has ever issued from his mouth
- it’s all warmed-over Marxism of the kind that has failed over and over
again for 100 years. (An example is his 2012 campaign speeches which are
almost word for word his 2008 speeches)

And what about his character? Obama is constantly blaming anything and
everything else for his troubles. Bush did it; it was bad luck; I inherited
this mess. Remember, he wanted the job, campaigned for the task. It is
embarrassing to see a president so willing to advertise his own
powerless-ness, so comfortable with his own incompetence. (The other day he
actually came out and said no one could have done anything to get our
economy and country back on track). But really, what were we to expect? The
man has never been responsible for anything, so how do we expect him to act
responsibly? In short: our president is a small-minded man, with neither the
temperament nor the intellect to handle his job. When you understand that,
and only when you understand that, will the current erosion of liberty and
prosperity make sense. It could not have gone otherwise with such an
impostor in the Oval Office.

PS: Please send this article to all family and friends throughout America
and ask them to read and distribute this article to others.

A Minute With God

Amen to this one and I will pass it on, thanks.

A Minute With God

My name is God. You hardly have time for me. I love you and will always bless you. I am always with you. I need you to spend 30 seconds of your time with me today. Don’t pray, just praise. Today I want this message to go across the world before midnight. Will you help? Please do not delete it and I’ll help you with something that you are in need of. Just dare me! A blessing is coming your way. Please drop everything & pass it on.
Why do we feel sleepy in prayer, but stay awake through a 3 hour movie?

Why are we so bored when we look at the HOLY BOOK but find it easy to read other books?

Why prayers getting smaller, but bars and clubs are are expanding?

Why is it so easy to worship a celebrity, but very difficult to engage with God?

Think about it, are you going to forward this or are you going to ignore it because you think you will get laughed at?

Forward this to all your friends. 80% of you won’t. God
Said if you deny me in front of your friends, I will deny you on the Day of Judgment.

When one door closes, God opens two. If God has opened doors for you, send this message to everyone including me….

God has no BLACKBERRY but he’s my favorite contact.

He is not on FACEBOOK but he is my best friend.

He is not on TWITTER but I still follow Him, and even without the INTERNET I am always connected to him.

He is not on Gmail but he’s always online.

Forward if God’s been good to you!

God has been very good to me; He has given me great friends and so much more.

IN GOD WE TRUST
Hugs and Blessings,

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