March 2012

The Nazi Who Refused To Be A Nazi.

by Daniel Russ on March 31, 2012

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  This photo was shot in 1936 in Hamburg, at a Nazi rally. August Landmesser was a soldier who finally could no longer countenance the teachings of the Nazis. His grand children found this photo of him refusing to give the Nazi salute. He had also been in jail for marrying  a Jewish woman. His […]

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UFO Sighting In Japan, 1606 AD

by Daniel Russ on March 30, 2012

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  May 1606, Kyoto, Japan   Near Nijo Castle, Many people, including Samurai warriors watched in amazement as balls of fire were seen flying over Kyoto. One night, a giant ball of light resembling  red wheel appeared and hovered over Nijo Castle.   Source: Micheal Bougard, La Chronique Des OVNI, Delarge, 1977. Paris. Page 86. […]

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Professional Baseball Player. The Incredible Story of Moe Berg.

March 29, 2012

  He was probably the best educated professional baseball player in history, with degrees from Princeton and Columbia University, which at the time was quite an accomplishment given that he was a poor Jewish kid from the inner city at a time when antisemitism kept Jews out of prime schools in America. His expertise lay […]

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Phil Warren’s Amazing Matchstick Fleet.

March 28, 2012

  He’s almost 80 years old now. Yet he has pursued an odd artistic proclivity. He builds 1:13000 model ships entirely out of matchsticks and wooden boxes. In fact, he has assembled a fleet of 432 ships and 12000 aircraft. This Octogenarian Brit uses a razor blade, glue, matchsticks, tweezers and sandpaper. That’s it.   […]

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The Lockheed X-7. The Flying Stove Pipe.

March 27, 2012

    In 1951 Lockheed built this ramjet test bed for the United States Air Force. The X-7, or Flying Stove Pipe was launched from the bottom of a B-50 or a B-29. The Rocket assist slung under the thin and long fuselage was ignited and that propelled the jet to about Mach 1.5, feeding […]

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Letter From A Former Slave To His Former Owner.

March 26, 2012

This rediscovered letter is an answer to an offer. The author is former slave Jourdan Anderson. The offer was his former master inviting him to return ro the plantation only to be treated well this time. The thing about the letter is that it is written so well, with such nuance and sarcasm you can […]

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US Naval Gun Fire Photos.

March 25, 2012

          Source: Dark Roast Blend Related Posts:Iowa Class Battleship USS Wisconson Fires 16 Inch Guns For The Last Time.

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Be Careful When Bragging.

March 24, 2012

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The Parthian Shot.

March 23, 2012

    The Parthians were a people whose origin began in what is now northwest Iran about 100 BC. They were a subset of the Seleucids, or remnants of the Macedonian empire that rose out of the fall of the Achamenids.  Tiridates, a leader of the Parthis led his band into this Central Asian people […]

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And Even More Political Posters

March 22, 2012

              Related Posts:Time To Revisit More Political PostersTime For More Political PostersMore Political Posters.More Political Posters.Political Season Facebook Political Posters.

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Even More Political Posters

March 21, 2012

              Related Posts:Political Season Facebook Political Posters.The Political Posters On Facebook Just Keep Coming.Facebook Political Posters Heat Up.More Political Posters On Facebook.Political Posters Redux.

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Victory Gardens Produced Over A Billion Dollars In Food During World War II.

March 20, 2012

      In 1917 Charles Lathrop Pack established the National War Garden Commission. The idea was to take pressure off of the farmers and growers in America to provide food while we fought, and to help our allies as well. Remember that the mechanized food industry didn’t exist back then the way it does […]

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More Facebook Political Posters.

March 19, 2012

                            Related Posts:The New Venue For The Political Poster: FacebookPolitical Posters Make A Huge Comeback On FacebookPolitical Season Facebook Political Posters.The Political Posters On Facebook Just Keep Coming.Facebook Political Posters Heat Up.

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UFOs Have Been An Elusive Phenomenon Since Antiquity.

March 18, 2012

        I have been reading about UFOs rather copiously the last few years and have some thoughts about them. First of all I highly recommend that you grab a copy of Jacques Valle and Chris Aubeck’s book Wonders In The Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times. You will see […]

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Various Government Memos, Real Or Faked Regarding UFOs. Click To Enlarge.

March 17, 2012

          Those who read this blog know that I am fascinated by UFOs, especially where they intersect with government or science or military concerns. I pulled these off of the Internet.   Source: http://vault.fbi.gov/hottel_guy, Wiki Related Posts:Another CIA Veteran Come Out Claiming Roswell Was A Real Event.More Edgar Mitchell On Roswell […]

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Alexis Casdagli’s Secret Message For Hitler.

March 16, 2012

79 year old Tony Casdagli spoke of his father, Royal Army Ordnance Corps Major Alexis Casdagli, who was taken prisoner in combat by Nazi troops between 1941 and 1945 in four separate camps. You see, his father taught himself embroidery just to keep his mind active. “He would say after the war the Red Cross […]

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The Iraq We Left Behind

March 15, 2012

(This article written before the massacre and I leave it alone because Afghanistan is not Iraq.) An Afghan soldier trained by western forces suddenly turns his weapon on French troops fighting with ISAF, killing four of them. In four years, 58 Western service members were shot and killed by Afghan soldiers who suddenly turned against […]

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Cold War Magazine Articles On Weapon Technology.

March 14, 2012

                    Source: Modern Mechanix Related Posts:Future Combat Systems Imagined In Modern Mechanix War Material Articles From Modern Mechanix. Click To Enlarge.More Great Articles From Modern Mechanix.Creepy Imagined Atomic Bomb Attack On Atlanta During Training Mission In 1950s Magazine.

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The Hafner Rotabuggy

March 13, 2012

  In 1942, British Army designers had the idea that one could assist troops on the ground with a jeep that was attached to an autogyro. Towed through the air, the Rotabuggy would glide down to the ground and the troops there would remove the auto gyro and voila, they had a Jeep. Raoul Hafner […]

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The T-13 Beano Grenade

March 12, 2012

  Most of us are familiar with the M2 “Pin and Pineapple” Grenade. The problem with the Pineapple Grenade is that it is so oddly shaped that it was difficult to throw accurately. It had characteristic grid patterned grooves to aid it in fragmenting and to help hold it.   The problem though is that […]

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