August 2013

Syria In A Nutshell.

by Daniel Russ on August 31, 2013

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    Save Related Posts:This Stinks To High Heaven.John Cleese On The Syrian CrisisThe Tangled Web That Is The Syrian Crisis.The S-300.The Day The Passengers Had To Pick Up The Bill.

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Army Dirigible Photos.

by Daniel Russ on August 30, 2013

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What a find. I love these old black and white photos, informally taken by US Army engineers all marveling at these massive dirigible.    US Army airship TC-5 . US Army Dirigible Team 1922 . Army dirigible C-2 at Bolling Field. . Sources: Shorpy.com . Save Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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Then And Now. Must See Pictures Of Places During WWII And Today.

August 29, 2013

                      Accidental Mysteries. Then And Now.   .       . Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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The Ulfberht Sword. One Of the First Weapon Brands.

August 28, 2013

                The word Ulfberht is a Frankish Name. Perhaps it is an indication of its actual place of manufacture, but the Ulfberht sword was a Viking Sword . All of them were manufactured by tradesmen who practiced a tightly held manufacturing line between 850 and 1100 AD. Ulfberht […]

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Great Escape Tunnel Unearthed.

August 27, 2013

        I did not know that the movie The Great Escape was about an actual tunnel. Apparently it was not only true, but the tunnel itself has finally been exhumed by British archeologists. It was slightly longer than a football field. The reason the tunnel has had no expeditions is because for […]

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The Drebbel Submarine Was The First Working Submarine In History.

August 26, 2013

      For millennium, battle planners wanted to create a machine that could travel below the surface of a body of water and perpetrate a lethal combat on an opposing surface force.  The ancient Greeks and Romans tried but created only compartments that could support life for a short amount of time, often embarrassing […]

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The Fritz X. The Germans Invented The JDAM Decades Before We Did.

August 24, 2013

. . The Fritz X   Ruhrstal created in my estimation, the world’s first JDAM (Joint Direct Attack Munition). The JDAM was a gravity bomb with fins/wings that literally fly the bomb to the target from the bomb bay. The Germans used the radio-controlled bomb to hit ships, as they discerned that perfectly timing a […]

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4F – Unfit For Duty.

August 23, 2013

  There has never been a time when Americans pulled together and showed up at recruitment centers like we did after Pearl Harbor. Stars also signed up, not wanting to glide on their privileged status to avoid service. Many were not fit for service.   Dana Andrews- Back injury.   Marlon Brando – Injured knee. […]

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Famous World War II Refugees From Germany.

August 22, 2013

Albert Einstein During World War II, as German politics hardened into a turgid racism German intelligentsia began to emigrate overseas. This included writers, philosophers, painters, teachers, politicians, engineers and scientist.   Here is a list of people who became refugees in Europe.   Werner Michael Blumenthal – US Secretary of the Treasury.   Neil Bohrs […]

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The Soviet Invasion Of Manchuria Was Another Titanic Battle Few Have Ever Heard Of.

August 21, 2013

        In 1944 the USSR denounced its 1941 treaty of neutrality with regards to Japan. This was a fulfillment of a promise that Stalin made at Yalta to attack Japan three months after Germany surrendered. His insistence on 90 days wait period wasn’t dilatory at all. He wanted to give Germans at […]

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Strange Martial Arts Instruction Book.

August 20, 2013

This is the second group of pages I found in Jiu-jitsu instruction in an ld science text I bought ten years ago. The fact is that it is Jiu-jitsu, and the fact that it is taught by white middle aged financiers.           Source: Please someone  tell me Related Posts:Stay Tunes For […]

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The Strangest Martial Arts Instruction Pages I Have Ever Seen.

August 19, 2013

      So who are these guys? This Instructor and the Pupil? In the next few posts, I will share these strange pages I found in a century old science text I purchased at Half Priced Books. It is 11 pages of Jiu-jitsu instruction performed by two middle aged bankers in a full suit […]

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The Soviet SU-100 Assault Gun.

August 18, 2013

          The phenomenon known as the assault gun came and went with World War II. It was an original idea. OK, not every gun could be built on a tank. But you could take the gun, the business end of most tanks, and mount it on any chassis that would carry […]

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Amazing Document From Shaw Air Force Base Warns Women Who Are In The Process Of Being Raped Might Have to Surrender To It.

August 17, 2013

. . . Well now you know the US military has a sexual assault problem. Read the copy in the lower right hand corner. Click to Enlarge. . source: Yahoo Related Posts:The Rape Of Germany.The Holocaust That is Going On Right Now.

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94 German Pilots Accounted For Over 13,000 Allied Shootdowns.

August 15, 2013

      This one really shocked me. Less than 100 German aviators shot down 13,000 Allied aircraft. In fact, just 94 Luftwaffe pilots counted for 13,997 enemy aircraft.  And 34 of these pilots shot down over 150 planes a piece. 60 German pilots had between 100 and 150 aircraft.   German pilots had so […]

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The Knickebein

August 14, 2013

  Prior to World War II, Lufthansa conducted research and developed a system of directing aircraft to a distant runway in case of inclement weather or darkness. This blind navigation system was based on radio carrier waves that were directed in single beam over the landing zone. Johannes Plendl created this technology. The narrow band […]

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The Yanks In Britain.

August 13, 2013

      One of the telltale signs of a military operation is the movement of men and materials. Of course when Eisenhower and his staff planned for Operation Overlord there was no way to hide the transport of 2,000,000 men. The Axis commanders knew the Americans intended to open a second front. Often I […]

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Tweaking The NSA.

August 12, 2013

      President Obama conducted another one of his aggravating and essentially inutile speeches in front of the press yesterday. He promised some adjustments to the NSA program and talked also about curbing some of the power these companies. It went over the same way his promise to close Gitmo and his promise to […]

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Medium Online Magazine Features An Amazing Essay By Bruce Sterling On The Surveillance State.

August 11, 2013

        Bruce Sterling is a writer and an expert in trends in science and communications technology, in particular digital technology. Here are some excerpts from an essay he wrote for Medium, an online social commentary blog. In this piece he writes about the stumbling surveillance state in the face of a band […]

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Colorado Lawmkers Have Secretly Exempted Themselves From Speeding And Parking Tickets.

August 10, 2013

        CBS Denver reports that Colorado lawmakers have exempted themselves from parking and speeding tickets. Yes indeed, in a never ending cavalcade of power grabbing and corruption, government officials are now convinced that they are above the laws that apply to those who put them in office. yes folks, this is America. […]

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