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Helicopters were everywhere today

Neil photographed one of the helicopters that ferried Congressional Medal of Honor recipients around town to various ceremonies today - in this case, parked outside the World Trade Center, where the recipients were holding their national convention.

Mad Ty photographed an airborne Blackhawk helicopter:

Helicopter in the air
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Because flying (mostly) senior citizens around in helicopters isn't sustainable. Having them bicycle or endure the T isn't so practical either, given the age and physical disabilities of many.

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...killing machines and people who kill other people!

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Instead of all this hullabaloo for our nation's heroes, we really should have a special "Ultra-Liberal Passive Aggressive – and Should Probably Just Get it Over With And Move to Canada Already – Yuppie Day" to celebrate all those who've done nothing for their country.

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Outside of paying a good chunk of the taxes that afford us these types of helicopters.

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Paying taxes is definitely equal in valor to putting your life on the line for your country.

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I didn't compare the two, just saying that your average law abiding citizen doesn't "do nothing".

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Well in that case, thanks for paying your taxes! It's not a civil duty required by law or anything.,

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Kill yourself.

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...killing machines and people who kill other people!

You're right, I think you should go up and let these Medal of Honor people know what you think of them.

Let us know how it turns out.

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Dear SoBo-Yuppie.

One of the aircraft pictured is a medevac.

The other is a utility (cargo) aircraft. Specifically, since it's a National Guard helicopter, this one probably plucked victims off of roofs during Katrina and the like.

Just sayin'

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you'd have that thing converted into a condo in about 30 seconds.

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I was driving northbound at about 5:30 PM on the distressway heading for the tunnel when I noticed that no traffic was flowing southbound except for a string of MSP motorcycles. Had to be a motorcade of some VIP, but who? As I crawled northbound the answer came with more police vehicles etc. and a charter bus with its sign lit announcing Congressional Medal VIPs. After they passed, traffic was allowed to continue.

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