November 2013

China’s Second Puberty.

by Daniel Russ on November 30, 2013

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  It’s always a bad sign when your region’s largest superpower publishes a new “air defense identification zone” and identifies your air space as their air space. This is what happened in southeast Asia  on Saturday and it went over like a lead balloon. The US immediately flew two B-52s through the newly tagged Chinese airspace, […]

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    .     .     .     .     .     Soon after the outbreak of the First World War, the British government noticed that the Germans were quite deft at shaping messages to promote support for the war effort. We laugh at the obviously transparent contrivances that are […]

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Ivy Mike, The US Hydrogen Bomb Program

November 28, 2013

      .   Fat Man (Fission Bomb) . A nuclear fission weapon operates on the fact that radioisotopes de ay at specific rates, and when they decay it is possible to use the high energy particle created in the decay to strike another radioisotopic nucleus and cause it to decay as well. In […]

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More Amazing And Important Photos From The National Archives.

November 27, 2013

It is our opinion here at CMIG that the National Archives are a national treasure. They contain photographs and recordings that belong to posterity. Here are some more wonderful finds brought out by BoredPanda.     . . Ah, The Joys Of Family, Togetherness As Mom And Son Watch Nuclear Detonation. . . A Sign […]

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Great Old Photos From The National Archives.

November 26, 2013

      Marines Near An M-48 Tank In Vietnam . . . . . . . Source: National Archives. . . Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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Conspiracy Theory No More.

November 25, 2013

    . It seems as if on the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination that the notion he was killed in a conspiracy has moved into the mainstream discourse. What this means is a sea change for this topic. In fact just 15 years ago, the notion that the Mob or the CIA were […]

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Mavis Batey, Bletchley Park Code Breaker, Passes.

November 24, 2013

    Matis Batey (May 5th, 1921- November 12th, 2013) Mavis Lever was born on May 5th, 1921 in South London. She grew to be a very competent code breaker for the Allied war effort. Miss Lever was sent to the Government Code And Cipher School in 1942, and there met and worked for Dillwyn […]

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Great Wartime Photos.

November 23, 2013

    Woman With Gas Resistant Baby Stroller . . The King, Elvis Presley In Basic Training . . Warning To Soldiers In Papua New Guinea To Take Their Anti Malarial Meds. . . Man Shares Meal With Pet Goat In Saipan Theater, 1944 . . Girl And Doll Post London Air Raid. . . […]

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Amazing American Newsreel On The Bombing Of Hiroshima And Nagasaki.

November 22, 2013

The tone of this newsreel is absolute pride in the power of US technology. And the announcer reads this like he is recalling an historic high school football game. There is little humanity in all of the horror or the worship of military power.   Related Posts:Hiroshima And Nagasaki Did Not Convince Japan To Surrender.Why […]

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John F Kennedy On Secrets

November 20, 2013

In light of the NSA spy scandal, this is interesting to know and to hear from one of the greatest presidents in history.   Related Posts:President Kennedy’s Bomb Shelter.Senator Ted Kennedy, US Army Veteran, Dies Of A Brain Tumor. 1932-2009

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File This Under Had To Share.

November 19, 2013

    .   World war II Patriotic Foldable Hand Fan. . Turkmenistan UFO Stamps . Paraguayan UFO Stamps , sources: Random surfing   . Related Posts:The Kinross Incident.What They’re Driving. Click To Enlarge.Supposed ET Briefing For Ronald Reagan Part III.Supposed ET Briefing For President Reagan Part II.One Of The Most Significant UFO Sightings In […]

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Random Photo Finds

November 18, 2013

\ Every once in a  while i will randomly look for photos or inspiration on topic s to write about, and on these surfing safaris, I often find photos I just want to share. . Anti Nazi Balkan Partisans in World War II . Revolutionary War Political Satirical Cartoon Of King George III . Great […]

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Bloody Sebastopol.

November 17, 2013

. .   Hitler was planning his massive invasion of the Soviet Union for June 1941. The invasion itself would be an immense success, with panzer divisions cutting hundred mile swathes into Western Russia, overwhelming the inexperienced Red Guard officer Corps whose order of battle was a gallimaufry of tanks and infantry and horse drawn […]

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Moon Rover Designs

November 16, 2013

  Dark Roast Blend found these wonderful photos of early Lunar Rover designs.   . . . . .   Grumman Lunar Rover Design, 1965 . . . . This Vehicle Was Meant To Be launched In a Single Saturn V Rocket . . 2001: A Space Odyssey”-styled Mobile Geological Laboratory concept was built by […]

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New Photos Of The Ekranoplans.

November 15, 2013

  The ekranoplans were developed during the Cold War to provide the Soviets with a fast moving missile carrier that could avoid radar and still have all the flight envelope characteristics to keep a huge payload aloft. The ekranoplans mostly were used in the Baltic and Caspian Seas. There were a number of prototypes  and […]

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The A-90 Orlyonok Ekranoplan

November 14, 2013

The A-90 Orlyonok (Russian for “eaglet) is misnamed. There is nothing little about this plane. It has a length of upwards of 400 feet and could carry 150 troops and two tanks. Powering this juggerbaut was the Kusnetsov NK 12 turbo prop, or the most powerful turbo prop ever built. This was a radar equipped beach […]

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Wars You Have Never Heard Of And The Astonishing Casualties.

November 13, 2013

      Unusually high battlefield dead casualties from wars most have never heard of. From a site you haven’t from about  – http://www.scaruffi.com,   This is just astonishing.   1860-65: USA civil war (628,000) 1886-1908: Belgium-Congo Free State (8 million) 1898: USA-Spain & Philippines (220,000) 1899-02: British-Boer war (100,000) 1899-03: Colombian civil war (120,000) […]

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To Celebrate Veterans Day, Here Is Actress Lena Horne Visiting The Tuskegee Airmen.

November 11, 2013

. . . It took an act of Congress to allow Black people the right to serve the very country that denied them equal rights. Of course the rednecks who populated the rank and file of the War Department were worried that “they wouldn’t be able to fight” and they would discourage white troops. All […]

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THE STRIP Travel Advisories From the Secretary of State By BRIAN McFADDEN – From NYT

November 11, 2013

This is the state we are in. Utterly helpless to make changes in the policies of our country, no matter how deleterious they are. Lets spend the money on those weapons here at home. Let’s patrol our own streets, not theirs. Can we expert something other than arms and surveillance?         Related […]

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