December 2010

Happy Birthday Dad.

by Daniel Russ on December 31, 2010

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Happy New Years

by Daniel Russ on December 31, 2010

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Four Years Ago Today, Saddam Hussein Was Executed.

December 30, 2010

Scholars and historians and military experts vary in their estimates of how many people died under Hussein’s Thumb. Those estimates range from 300,000 on the low end to 500,00 on the high end. Related Posts:The US Was The Midwife Of ISIS.Please Neocons. Just Shut Up.The Surge Was An Example Of Empire Vs Rebels Replayed Time […]

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The Big (Military) Taboo By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF, NYT Must read

December 29, 2010

We face wrenching budget cutting in the years ahead, but there’s one huge area of government spending that Democrats and Republicans alike have so far treated as sacrosanct. It’s the military/security world, and it’s time to bust that taboo. A few facts: • The United States spends nearly as much on military power as every […]

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Odd. Wehrmacht Veteran Returns To Normandy Beach.

December 28, 2010

“This video of a Germany 1944 soldier (belonging to the former and famous 21st Panzer Division) was taken in the beach of Omaha, Normandy, where I have been on June 6th, 2004, arround 07:00 in the morning, for the Sixty Aniversary of the Disembark recordations. Through the message board created for this YouTube video, I […]

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Excogitations On Mussolini And North Africa.

December 27, 2010

In Mussolini Hitler thought he had grown another arm. With Italy’s new fascist government, it’s huge modern navy and its relatively large and well outfitted army, precious Wehrmacht resources could be used elsewhere. At first it looked very hopeful. Mussolini’s forces invaded Egypt in September 1940 and took the town of Sidi Bahrain and dug […]

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Year In Pictures From Today’s New York Times.

December 26, 2010

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Tantalyzing Photo

December 26, 2010

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“They couldn’t have been spies…Look what she did with the hydrangeas.”

December 25, 2010

“WASHINGTON — They had lived for more than a decade in American cities and suburbs from Seattle to New York, where they seemed to be ordinary couples working ordinary jobs, chatting to the neighbors about schools and apologizing for noisy teenagers. But on Monday, federal prosecutors accused 11 people of being part of a Russian […]

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Happy Holidays Everyone. Come Home Soon Troops.

December 25, 2010

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The Russian EKIP/Tarielka.

December 24, 2010

The ECIP, or Tarielka as it is affectionately known, is based of the aerodynamic hunch that a single flying wing is more efficient than today’s aircraft. Designer Lev Shukin and engineer Alexander Sobko have minimised all external structures leaving only stubby wings and fins for control. Even the engines have been moved inside the cabin […]

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Avro Space Vehicle/Car 1952

December 23, 2010

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COMIC PAGE

December 22, 2010

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Cool Soviet Bomber Prototype From The 1930s Thanks To X-Planes

December 21, 2010

Russian to English translation Flight-test aircraft BOK-7 and QCS-11 began in 1939, but were never brought to fruition. Attempts to establish them world altitude record were unsuccessful. Again, all were guilty of engines. Later, on the basis of BOK-7 designed a stratospheric aircraft QCS-10 for passenger, side-by-12 for studies of the stratosphere and QCS-13 for […]

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Flying Machine Postcards From Library Of Congress, 1885

December 20, 2010

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Space X Private Rocket Launch

December 19, 2010

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Kalinin K-12

December 18, 2010

The Kalinin K-12 was a scaled-down three-seat prototype proof-of-concept aircraft for a far larger tailless bomber. Also known as the BS-2 or the Zhar-Ptitsa (Firebird), this pre-WW2 Russian design is credited to K.A. Kalinin. Design began at Voronezh in 1934. A glider of similar lines, with a 29 ft. 6½ in. (9.0 m) span made […]

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New Tab: Public Information Warfare

December 17, 2010

With apologies to Alex Jones for the familiar verbiage, I am talking here of using intelligence as a weapon. When Gary Powers was shot down in a U2 over the Soviet Union, in obvious violation of treaty, and the President said no such thing had happened, and suddenly Kruschev held a press conference and revealed […]

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Richard Holbrooke’s Last Words: Stop The War In Aghanistan.

December 16, 2010

WASHINGTON — Richard Holbrooke, a brilliant and feisty U.S. diplomat who wrote part of the Pentagon Papers, was the architect of the 1995 Bosnia peace plan and served as President Barack Obama’s special envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan, died Monday, the State Department said. He was 69. Calling Holbrooke “a true giant of American foreign […]

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Suffering The Stings And Arrows.

December 15, 2010

I am reading a great paperback text on the history of biological and chemical weapons in the Ancient world. It’s Adrienne Mayor’s Greek Fire, Poison Arrows, and Scorpion Bombs. One would be surprised at how ubiquitous the stingers and bites of insects were found and weaponized in battle, I guess because when we grow up […]

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