Posts Tagged ‘ history ’

Not your everyday eclipse

August 20, 2017
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Not your everyday eclipse

Hundreds of millions of years before the species we identify as “homo-sapiens” came along, the Earth, the Sun and the Moon were already dance partners. Three unique bodies floating in the vastness of the universe, individual in character, inextricable to each other. The Sun providing the gravitational pull that keeps us from spinning off into…

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The high cost of papered peace

August 13, 2017
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The high cost of papered peace

On September 30, 1938 British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain would stand outside the Prime Minister’s residence, 10 Downing Street, declaring that he had “returned from Germany bringing peace with honour.” and uttered perhaps the most famous wrong words of the 20th century “I believe it is peace for our time.” The price of Chamberlain’s “peace”…

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Note to Dems: Reflect more, Resist less

August 6, 2017
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Note to Dems: Reflect more, Resist less

In December, 1776 General George Washington was facing the end of the Revolutionary War before it had barely begun.  After being chased out of New York, his army poorly provisioned, and enlistments expiring at the end of the year, Washington wondered if he would even have an army left to command.  He could have played…

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Hollywood Icon hits the truth on liberalism, then and now.

July 9, 2017
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Hollywood Icon hits the truth on liberalism, then and now.

When Mother Nature decided to fill July 4th in my neck of the woods with clouds and intermittent rain, my library and the internet took the place of backyard and barbecue. While disappointed, I’ve spent enough years on this floating rock to take things as they come.  And by the end of the morning I…

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Battle of Midway at 75: Four men, one date, forever joined in history

June 4, 2017
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Battle of Midway at 75:  Four men, one date, forever joined in history

While the Morning Joe crowd wallows in their Russia conspiracy theories and the left screams the sky is falling it’s important to remember that 75 years ago today the sky really was falling as “the Battle of Coral Sea had been a small strategic victory, the Philippines were lost, and Japan was in control and…

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Battle of Coral Sea at 75 still setting course for today

May 7, 2017
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At approximately 0755 local time, December 7th, 1941 in Pearl Harbor Hawaii, the beginning of the end of conventional naval warfare arrived on the wings of the Japanese Imperial Navy. The folly of the thinking that air power could not overcome battleship might laid bare for all to see as one by one, the mighty…

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