General "Buck" Turgidson: Mr. President, about, uh, 35 minutes ago, General Jack Ripper, the commanding general of, uh, Burpelson Air Force Base, issued an order to the 34 B-52's of his Wing, which were airborne at the time as part of a special exercise we were holding called Operation Drop-Kick. Now, it appears that the order called for the planes to, uh, attack their targets inside Russia. The, uh, planes are fully armed with nuclear weapons with an average load of, um, 40 megatons each. Now, the central display of Russia will indicate the position of the planes. The triangles are their primary targets; the squares are their secondary targets. The aircraft will begin penetrating Russian radar cover within, uh, 25 minutes.
President Merkin Muffley: General Turgidson, I find this very difficult to understand. I was under the impression that I was the only one in authority to order the use of nuclear weapons.
General "Buck" Turgidson: That's right, sir, you are the only person authorized to do so. And although I, uh, hate to judge before all the facts are in, it's beginning to look like, uh, General Ripper exceeded his authority.
General "Buck" Turgidson: Plan R is an emergency war plan in which a lower echelon commander may order nuclear retaliation after a sneak attack if the normal chain of command is disrupted. You approved it, sir. You must remember. Surely you must recall, sir, when Senator Buford made that big hassle about our deterrent lacking credibility. The idea was for plan R to be a sort of retaliatory safeguard.
The Football -- the nickname comes from DROPKICK -- is a black briefcase carried by a rotating series of military aides who are never more than a few steps from the President. The Football is actually full of binders and a menu of plans for war, so that a President can flip through it and decide what kind of nuclear war he wants to launch - Rare, Medium or Well-Done.
In finance, a “drop kick” a seller wishing to dispose of an item of personal property “drops” the asset into a newly formed corporation and sells (“kicks”) the stock of the new corporation to the buyer. Although cast as a contribution to the capital of the subsidiary and a transfer of stock to the buyer, in substance the parent has sold the contributed asset to the third-party buyer.
In American football, drop kick field goals are worth three (3) points, by kicking a drop-kick over the crossbar and between the uprights. Drop kick extra points are worth one (1) point. On the drop, the football must touch the ground first before being kicked. A drop kick field goal can be done on any down. However, if the attempted is missed, the team will forfeit its possession. Opposing team will take over. Kicker will not be rushed. If a drop kick is to be attempted, the team must announce its intention to do so. Neither team may cross the line of scrimmage until the ball is kicked.
Defensive team must move outside the hash marks during the kick. If drop kick field goal is attempted and missed from outside the 20 yard line, opposing team takes control of the ball at the line at the previous spot. If a drop kick is attempted and missed from inside the 20 yard line, the ball will be spotted at the 20 yard line. Short or missed drop kicks CANNOT be ran back by the defense.
James Thorpe is a legend of mythical proportion, who could drop kick a hundred yards.
A dropkick is an attacking maneuver in professional wrestling. It is defined as an attack where the wrestler jumps up and kicks the opponent with the soles of both feet; this sees the wrestler twist as he or she jumps so that when the feet connect with the opponent one foot is raised higher than the other (depending on which way he or she twists) and the wrestler falls back to the mat on his or her side, or front. This is commonly employed by light and nimble wrestlers who can take advantage of their agility, and is often executed on a charging opponent, while charging at an opponent, or a combination of the two.
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