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Falcon- AMS-190 - History


Falcon IV

(AMS-190: dp. 290; 1. 144'; b. 28'; dr. 9'; s. 13 k.;
cpl. 39; a. 2 20 mm.; cl. Bluebird)

The fourth Falcon (AMS-190) was launched 21 September 1953 by Quincy Adams Yacht Yard, Inc., Quincy, Mass.; sponsored by Mrs. A. D. MacDonnell; and commissioned 24 November 1954, Lieutenant ( junior grade) M. J. Schultz, Jr., in command. She was reclassified MSC-190 on 7 February 1955.

Between 7 January 1955 and 16 January 1957, Falcon was based at Charleston, S.C., for minesweeping exercises, amphibious operations, and mine warfare development activities along the east coast and in the Caribbean. Little Creek, the amphibious base in the Norfolk, VA., naval complex, was her home port for similar operations until 12 February 1959, when she sailed for Rodman, C.Z. During 1960, she sailed out of Rodman for operations on both sides of the Panama Canal, and visits to Central American islands and ports.


Falcon- AMS-190 - History

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Falcon Joins SCBFA

Falcon Boats joined more than 30 other South Carolina-based boating and fishing related companies to form the South Carolina Boating and Fishing Alliance (SCBFA), a statewide alliance designed to protect and grow the state&rsquos burgeoning boating and fishing industry.

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NEW F185

Falcon Bass Boats&rsquo newest bird is cracking its shell, the Falcon F185 is set to take flight from the nest soon. The newest addition to the Falcon Bass Boats lineup is expected to begin shipping by year end.

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Falcon Pro Patrick Walters

W INS Big on Lake Fork

Patrick Walters takes home the win weighing in 104 lbs 12 oz at the Bass Elite Texas Fest on Lake Fork. Walters was inducted into the Century Club and had a 29-10 Margin of Victory, setting a new record.


Falcon was laid down 7 May 1953, as AMS-190 launched 21 September 1953, by Quincy Adams Yacht Yard, Inc., Quincy, Massachusetts sponsored by Mrs. A. D. MacDonnell and commissioned 24 November 1954, Lieutenant (jg) Milton J. Schultz, Jr., in command. She was reclassified MSC-190 on 7 February 1955. [2]

Between 7 January 1955 and 16 January 1957, Falcon was based at Charleston, South Carolina, for minesweeping exercises, amphibious operations, and mine warfare development activities along the east coast and in the Caribbean. Little Creek, the amphibious base in the Norfolk, Virginia, naval complex, was her home port for similar operations until 12 February 1959, when she sailed for Rodman, Canal Zone. During 1960, she sailed out of Rodman for operations on both sides of the Panama Canal, and visits to Central American islands and ports. [2]


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Jonah Falcon, Man With World's Largest Penis, Frisked By TSA At California Airport

Turns out it's legal to have a weapon of mass conception at the airport.

Jonah Falcon was stopped and frisked by the TSA at the San Francisco International Airport on July 9 because of a bulging package hidden in his pants. But the 41-year-old New Yorker wasn't packing a dirty bomb, drugs or a Costco-sized tube of toothpaste. The New Yorker has the world's largest recorded penis.

In an exclusive interview with The Huffington Post, Falcon described his hard times with security guards after his extra carry-on became suspect.

"I had my 'stuff' strapped to the left. I wasn't erect at the time," said Falcon, whose penis is 9 inches flaccid, 13.5 inches erect. "One of the guards asked if my pockets were empty and I said, 'Yes.'"

Falcon said he knew that his interview was about to get a lot more personal when he was led through one of the X-ray body scanners and passed a metal detector.

"Another guard stopped me and asked me if I had some sort of growth," Falcon said, laughing.

Indeed he did have a growth.

By the age of 18, Falcon knew he had something special when his manhood reached a whopping 12 inches. His family jewel was hailed as the world's largest on record after an HBO documentary featured him in 1999. The Guinness Book of World Records does not record such feats, but Falcon did show his standout feature to Huffington Post Executive Crime/Weird News Editor Buck Wolf.

PHOTOS of Jonah Falcon (story continues below):

Falcon has been contacted by porn companies (though he's never accepted) and has been featured on just about every talkshow in the country.

As he passed through airport security, Falcon said a younger security guard felt threatened by his "very noticeable" package -- and interpreted it as a biological threat.

"I said, 'It's my dick,'" Falcon said. "He gave me a pat down but made sure to go around [my penis] with his hands. They even put some powder on my pants, probably a test for explosives. I found it amusing."

The screener gave up the extensive search without so much as a blush or a smile. Falcon made his flight back to New York on time.

But he learned something that day. The hardened traveler has a new game plan for airport security.

"I'm just gonna wear bike shorts from now on," Falcon said. "That way, they'll know. You'd think the San Francisco TSA would have had experience with hung guys before, but I guess not."

TSA officials at the San Francisco International Airport did not return calls for comment.


Hunting and training techniques

There are several different styles of hunting with a trained hawk, the majority of which have been practiced for many centuries. Longwings take prey either “out of hood,” whereby the hood is removed and the falcon flies in direct pursuit from the falconer’s gloved fist straight at quarry, or they are flown in a “waiting on” style, in which the falcon climbs high above the falconer, waiting to “stoop” at game flushed beneath it. Shortwings are natural sprinters and fly from the fist or from a tree in an accelerated burst of speed to close in rapidly on their quarry. Broadwings also fly directly from the fist (or tree) at game, but some, especially eagles, may be trained to soar while the falconer walks beneath them searching for quarry.

Falconers control trained hawks in flight with a combination of visual or oral signals—for example, walking in the direction they wish the hawk to follow or whistling—so it is important that the trained hawk remain in sight, even if it is high and distant, and preferable that it be in close enough proximity to hear a shout or a whistle. So essential is this communication between falconer and bird that the image of the falconer losing control is used in W.B.Yeats’s “Second Coming” as a symbol of chaos and anarchy:

Styles of direct-pursuit hawking with longwings include rook hawking, crow hawking, and houbara hawking—i.e., the hunting of bustard in which Arabs use four-wheel-drive vehicles to follow their prey-pursuing falcons across the desert. An example of a “waiting-on” flight is “game hawking,” in which the prey are game birds such as grouse, pheasant, or partridge and trained falcons are flown over hunting dogs that point to indicate where game is lying in cover. Shortwings and broadwings, depending on their size, are flown at prey ranging from small birds to large mammals. In areas of Central Asia such as Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Mongolia, golden eagles are flown at wolves, foxes, and gazelles.

The principles of training a hawk have remained unchanged since the earliest days of the sport, a fact that can be ascertained from ancient falconry books, manuscripts dating to the 10th century, and Petruchio’s comments on the “training” of a wife in Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew (Act 4, Scene 1):

The key to the hawk’s training is in conditioning, which means finding the correct hunting, or “flying,” weight—i.e., the weight at which it would hunt if living in its natural environment—which is different for each individual hawk, and getting the hawk fit by increasing both the time it spends flying and the distances over which it is called to the falconer.

The first stage in the training of a hawk is called “manning.” This literally means taming—getting the hawk used to the falconer and its new environment. The amount of time the hawk spends in the company of the falconer—being carried on the gloved fist—is critical, but so also is the hawk’s weight. An overweight hawk will be comparatively wild. Only when it recognizes the falconer and the glove as a source of food will it begin to become tamer, and this is irrespective of whether the hawk is captive-bred or taken from the wild. The falconer does not deny the hawk food but asks it to earn it, initially by the hawk feeding from the glove, then by jumping a short distance for food while tethered to the creance—a lightweight training line. As the appetite sharpens, so the hawk will fly farther for food. Shortwings and broadwings are called to the falconer’s outstretched arm for food, while longwings are called to a swing lure, a pair of bird wings tied together and swung by the falconer to simulate the flying game they are being trained to hunt. The falconer keeps daily notes on the hawk’s performance, its weight, and its food intake and from this can deduce the hawk’s flying weight.

Once the hawk responds instantly when the falconer calls it for food and will chase a lure simulating the type of game it is being trained to hunt, then the creance is removed and the hawk is flown free. In the next stage the hawk is introduced to wild game in a process known as “entering.” When the hawk has achieved its first kill, the training is complete and the sport begins. By this time a bond has formed between falconer and hawk, which, combined with accurate weight control, alleviates much of the risk of losing the hawk. However, some hawks may become lost when flights at prey take them over a considerable distance and out of sight of the falconer. Small, lightweight bells attached to the legs of the hawk can help the falconer find the bird, and many falconers now attach a transmitter to a trained hawk so that it may be tracked down with a radio-receiver unit.


Strengths and Weaknesses

This fruit enables a person to become a large falcon and a falcon-human hybrid at will, granting him the enhanced senses of a falcon, along with the advantage of having one of the only few Devil Fruits that allow flight. In his full falcon form, he can carry other people on his back while flying. ΐ] Α] Also in this form, weight does not seem to be much of an issue, as he carried a massive bomb high into the air without showing any strain. Β]

This fruit does not seem to have any specific weaknesses, aside from the standard Devil Fruit weaknesses.


Falcons trading Julio Jones to Titans, Atlanta receives second and fourth round picks

Julio Jones wasn't kidding around. When he made it clear he was "outta there" -- directly speaking to his status with the Atlanta Falcons -- he meant it, and the team made sure his prediction came true. After weeks (months?) of fielding offers and actively trying to find a suitor to pay their asking price for the future Hall of Fame wide receiver, the Falcons have traded the 32-year-old to the Titans, with both teams confirming the move and terms. The Falcons receive the Titans' 2022 second-round pick and a 2023 fourth-round pick. Along with getting Jones, the Titans will receive the Falcons' 2023 sixth-round pick.

CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora pointed out that the Falcons were never getting more than a second-round pick for Jones.

In Tennessee, the seven-time Pro Bowler will join a Titans offense that includes fellow receivers A.J. Brown and Josh Reynolds, quarterback Ryan Tannehill, and two-time NFL rushing champion Derrick Henry.

"We're excited to add Julio to the football team, and he's excited to be a part of what we have going on in Nashville," Titans general manager Jon Robinson said later Sunday. "It's a big day for our team . He's big, he's fast, he's tough. He's great with the ball in his hands. He's a willing blocker. I think a lot of the things that we ask of our receivers, which all the locals know, is get open, catch and block. He certainly checks those boxes and has done it as a high level for a lot of years in the National Football League.

"We did our due diligence with the film work and the evaluation with about what he might add to the team," Robinson continued. "And we're excited we were able to get some closure with it today . There's guys on our team that have relationships with him and know him personally and know how important team is to him. We're excited to get Julio in here, and I know he's excited to get to know his teammates, to get the timing down, and to get ready to work."

It was expected the Falcons would wait until the calendar turned to June to pull the trigger, considering the salary cap ramifications. If the Falcons had traded Jones ahead of June 1, they would've suffered a hefty dead money hit of $23.25 million and lost $200,000 overall against their cap.

That's moving in the wrong direction, and losing Jones to do it was all parts of nonsensical. That coin flipped as a post-June 1 move, however, because the Falcons will now see the dead money hit drop to $7.75 million and they'll net $15.3 million in savings, according to OverTheCap. The Titans will assume full responsibility for Jones' current contract, per NBC Sports Mike Florio. And while a new contract could be in the works sometime between now and the start of the 2021 season, it is believed that Jones -- at the latest -- wants something done with his contract shortly after the '21 season.

Prior to the news of the trade, the Titans' projected 2021 win total was 9.5 games, according to CBS Sports data scientist Stephen Oh. Tennessee's win projection is now 10.1 with Jones' addition, according to Oh. The Titans' odds at winning a second consecutive AFC South division title have risen from 40.7% to 50%, with the team's odds at winning the AFC improving from 6.5% to 9.4%. Conversely, the Falcons' 2021 win projection has dipped from 8.9 to 8.5 wins. Atlanta's playoff odds have also fallen from 43.6% to 34.9%.

Jones battled injury in 2020 that held him to only nine games played, but he still produced 771 receiving yards, and he's only one season removed from a 1,394 yard, six touchdown campaign in 2019 that followed a 1,677 yard, eight touchdown explosion two seasons ago. His career numbers (12,896 receiving yards and 60 touchdowns in 10 seasons on 848 catches) make him a first ballot Hall of Fame contender, and he's not done, readying to add to his 58 games of 100 yards or more when the regular season gets underway in September.

Yes, Jones is 32 years old, but rumors of his supposed downturn might be greatly exaggerated, and that's why several teams were calling the Falcons. In the end, it was the Titans who won over the Falcons, and Jones will now don a different jersey for the first time in his illustrious NFL career.

Tennessee bolstered its offensive during the draft with the selection of former North Dakota State offensive tackle Dillon Radunz with the 53rd overall pick. The addition of Jones should surely bolster a Titans passing attack that finished 23rd in the NFL in 2020. He will only strengthen a Titans offense that finished fifth in the league in third down efficiency and second and red zone efficiency last season.


Cars in 1972

New car sales in the United States set an all-time record of 10,820,000 in 1972. The
previous high was set in 1971.

On a percentage basis, the import manufacturers lost ground for the first time in several years.

In 1973, compact cars won the sales race. The GM Vega, Ford Pinto, and AMC Gremlin battled the imports – most notably Volkswagen, Toyota, and Datsun.

Chrysler continued to import its Dodge Colt for sale in that segment of the market, but Plymouth Cricket sales faltered.

VW was still king of the import sales market. Toyota was the runner-up with

Richard C. Gerstenberg, GM board chairman, said the average GM worker is paid $5.09 an hour.

Working under numerous federal guidelines, the auto industry continued its trend away from major annual styling changes. Money went into auto safety and antipollution devices.

1973 Oldsmobile Omega: The only new model in 󈨍

Detroit automakers settled for face-lifting jobs on the 1973s. A bit of metal here or there and some extra paint. But they labored long and hard to meet federal requirements on such items as a 5-mile-an-hour bumper system, material flammability, and the reduction of oxides of nitrogen exhaust pollutants.

The federal government required that 1973 cars be equipped with bumpers that can withstand a 5-mile-an-hour front impact without damage to safety-related items on the car.

Customer Satisfaction was the target of a major AMC move in introducing its 1973 cars. AMC had drawn attention when its 1972 models included an unconditional guarantee on all parts except tires for 12 months or 12,000 miles with no Cost to the buyer.

Carmakers had boasted of pollution controls instead of power in 1972. Buyers complained the changes made winter starting more difficult and cut down acceleration. On 1973s, manufacturers tried some minor devices that, they said, improved the performance of those equipped with anti-pollution systems.

But Detroit ran into objections from the EPA.

Car companies continued to experiment with alternative engines. Chrysler, which spent millions of dollars in the mid-1950s trying to develop an inexpensive, workable gas-turbine engine, won a federal contract in November 1972 to develop a sixth generation of its turbine engine. It was considered a possible replacement for the piston engine.

The German-developed Wankel rotary engine drew particular attention in August when GM said that limited production of a Wankel-powered Vega was possible in two years. A Wankel-powered Japanese import, the Mazda, was already on sale.


Falcon Pipes

When Kenly Bugg of Fort Wayne, Indiana, designed the Falcon pipe in 1936, his motivations were unpretentious: As both an avid pipe smoker and ardent engineer, Kenly sought to create a pipe that prioritized practicality and advantageous smoking properties, emphasizing a cool, dry smoke, lightweight comfort, and efficient, modular construction. He succeeded in all of those considerations by marrying metal and briar.

Produced in the UK since the early '60s, the Falcon pipe consists of two elements: a removable, briar bowl and a lightweight and durable, aluminum shank fitted with a stem. The bowl features a threaded base that screws directly into a cup-like section, called the "humidome," on the end of the Falcon's metal fuselage. This humidome collects any moisture that may develop while smoking, and thanks to the threaded attachment, the bowl can be disconnected at any time to remove excess moisture. Even more importantly, such construction enables the pairing of any Falcon shank and stem with any Falcon bowl, making them completely customizable for any pipe-smoking preference.

When Kenly Bugg of Fort Wayne, Indiana, designed the Falcon pipe in 1936, his motivations were unpretentious: As both an avid pipe smoker and ardent engineer, Kenly sought to create a pipe that prioritized practicality and advantageous smoking properties, emphasizing a cool, dry smoke, lightweight comfort, and efficient, modular construction. He succeeded in all of those considerations by marrying metal and briar.

Produced in the UK since the early '60s, the Falcon pipe consists of two elements: a removable, briar bowl and a lightweight and durable, aluminum shank fitted with a stem. The bowl features a threaded base that screws directly into a cup-like section, called the "humidome," on the end of the Falcon's metal fuselage. This humidome collects any moisture that may develop while smoking, and thanks to the threaded attachment, the bowl can be disconnected at any time to remove excess moisture. Even more importantly, such construction enables the pairing of any Falcon shank and stem with any Falcon bowl, making them completely customizable for any pipe-smoking preference.


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