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CIA Declassifies Area 51 As Top Secret Spy Plane Testing Site
2013-08-16 11:25:34

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you are into conspiracy theories then you may very well be interested in this following tidbit of information. It seems the government, namely the CIA, has released new declassified documents acknowledging the existence of Area 51. Area 51 has been the subject of conspiracy theories for decades, with reports the government has been working on top-secret alien technology and has even been in contact with otherworldly beings at...

2010-02-22 08:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded the Air Force Association's Jimmy Doolittle Educational Fellowship for contributions in the field of airborne reconnaissance. Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems President Lynn Dugle accepted the award at the Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition gala dinner Feb. 19 in Orlando, Fla. Presented by the Central Florida Chapter of the AFA, the fellowship this year "Salutes aerial...

2006-06-26 01:20:00

SEOUL -- The U.S. Air Force has deployed an updated version of its U-2 spy plane in South Korea, but a military official said on Monday the move was previously planned and not related to a possible North Korean missile launch. In recent days, U.S. officials have said evidence such as photographs from spy satellites indicated that North Korea might be preparing to test launch a long-range missile. Washington and others have warned Pyongyang that such a launch would pose a grave danger to...

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2005-08-01 00:50:00

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea -- As the matt-black U-2 spy plane approaches, a sports car surges on to the runway and gives chase. Within seconds, the car is right behind the glider-winged, Pinocchio-nosed jet, which seems to fill the windshield as it edges toward the ground. "Four ... 2 ... 2 ... 1 ... nice job," the driver intones over a handset, guiding the pilot down while steering the sleek blue car one-handed at up to 130 mph (210 kph). "Welcome back." It all sounds -- and feels --...

2005-07-30 20:56:39

By Martin Nesirky and Pascal Pinck OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea (Reuters) - As the matt-black U-2 spy plane approaches, a sports car surges on to the runway and gives chase. Within seconds, the car is right behind the glider-winged, Pinocchio-nosed jet, which seems to fill the windshield as it edges toward the ground. "Four ... 2 ... 2 ... 1 ... nice job," the driver intones over a handset, guiding the pilot down while steering the sleek blue car one-handed at up to 130 mph (210 kph)....


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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'