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Houston Firefighters- Merry Christmas, It’s a Girl!

| December 26, 2020 | 11 Comments
Houston Firefighters- Merry Christmas, It’s a Girl!

The crew of HFD Engine 5 delivered a healthy baby girl at a couple’s home while waiting for an ambulance. New born and already the impatient type! Mom-to-be was in labor waiting for a ride to her C-Section appointment, but her daughter had other plans. She arrived 2222L, Christmas Eve at home. All are doing […]

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Look, Up In The Sky

| December 12, 2020 | 14 Comments
Look, Up In The Sky

BUFF and Friends. Not so subtle reminder to the Mad Mullahs. Report: U.S. Deploys B-52 Bombers to Middle East to Deter Iran By GABRIELLE REYES The U.S. military reportedly deployed two B-52H bombers to the Middle East on Thursday as part of an effort to deter Iran from potential attacks in the region, a senior […]

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Musk’s Starship Rocket Go Out With A Boom

| December 10, 2020 | 21 Comments
Musk’s Starship Rocket Go Out With A Boom

Coming from the Test community, one of the hardest points to get across is that failure is always an option. Mine were no where near as spectacular, though. Poetrooper sends. Today’s explosive trial of the SpaceX Starship prototype was considered a success according to the company’s rapid development through testing model. BY BRETT TINGLEY Revolutionary […]

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Chuck Yeager, 97, Departs the Fix

| December 8, 2020 | 31 Comments
Chuck Yeager, 97, Departs the Fix

Brigadier General Charles Elwood Yeager “The Fastest Man Alive” who first broke the sound barrier has passed. His wife Victoria Yeager, announced, “It is w/ profound sorrow, I must tell you that my life love General Chuck Yeager passed just before 9pm ET,” she wrote. “An incredible life well lived, America’s greatest Pilot, & a […]

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Transition From Autumn to Winter

| December 4, 2020 | 9 Comments
Transition From Autumn to Winter

Waiting for winter to pass…. This isn’t another rant about uncontrolled fires in the West and the people who think nothing should be done to make the human-occupied areas safe for habitation, but complain about those fires.  It’s just a follow-up to the article about raging forest fires that I posted last week. The attached […]

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Valor Friday

| November 20, 2020 | 6 Comments
Valor Friday

I’m going to do something a little different. Military folks, particularly in wartime, become a superstitious lot. There are lucky trinkets individuals will carry and there are certainly vehicles seen as cursed or blessed. I’d like to explore some of the latter. The B-26 Marauder, made by the Martin Aircraft Corporation, first flew in November […]

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Lunacy, and The Moon Is Not Yet Full

| September 26, 2020 | 13 Comments
Lunacy, and The Moon Is Not Yet Full

Delusional is a barely adequate description of AOC and Thunberg and others like them, but they’ve caught the attention of the media. Here’s a pdf describing the path of destruction that these two are asking their followers to take. https://larouchepub.com/eiw/public/2019/eirv46n14-20190412/15-20_4614.pdf From the article:  Currently, organizations targeting children for recruitment to “save the planet” number in the […]

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Merrill’s Marauders: We Few, We Happy Few

| September 25, 2020 | 12 Comments
Merrill’s Marauders: We Few, We Happy Few

US Army photo Eight surviving members of Merrill’s Marauders will get a Congressional Gold Medal. It took some work and time, and it has paid off. The photo is from one of those jungle treks. Note the soldier on the bamboo bridge, leading the horse: the man is so skinny that you wonder how short […]

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