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Prague Astronomical Clock – 600th Anniversary Show

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September 11, 2013 Leave a comment

never-forget-benghazi9/11 is not only a sad day for out because of what happened in 2001. In 2012 we also lost lives. We lost 4 lives to the same forces that use religion to spew their hate.

In Benghazi, Islamists killed out Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty. We still do not have answers to what happened and why no rescue forces were sent. The eyewitnesses to the attack have been shut up and not heard from.

And the culprits that took the lives of an American Ambassador and US civilians have not been dealt with.

And the insanity of blaming this on a unheard of movie on Youtube is just beyond the pale. This was a planned assault and not a spontaneous riot.

we must never forget this tragedy as we must never forget the tragedy that happened in New York City.


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September 11, 2013 Leave a comment

As the night falls on another anniversary of 9/11,  we must never forget those that we lost. Not only on that day, but those that went into foreign lands to defend our country. Many joined after 9/11 and so many have not come back.

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F-16 pilot was ready to give her life on Sept. 11

September 11, 2013 Leave a comment

One of the stories of selflessness to come out of 9/11.

2 F-16 pilots were going to take down Flight 93, while flying unarmed.

Late in the morning of the Tuesday that changed everything, Lt. Heather “Lucky” Penney was on a runway at Andrews Air Force Base and ready to fly. She had her hand on the throttle of an F-16 and she had her orders: Bring down United Airlines Flight 93. The day’s fourth hijacked airliner seemed to be hurtling toward Washington. Penney, one of the first two combat pilots in the air that morning, was told to stop it.

The one thing she didn’t have as she roared into the crystalline sky was live ammunition. Or missiles. Or anything at all to throw at a hostile aircraft.

“Lucky, you’re coming with me,” barked Col. Marc Sasseville.

They were gearing up in the pre-flight life-support area when Sasseville, struggling into his flight suit, met her eye.

“I’m going to go for the cockpit,” Sasseville said.

She replied without hesitating.

“I’ll take the tail.”

It was a plan. And a pact.


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Ari Fleischer’s 9/11

September 11, 2013 Leave a comment


August 23, 2013 Leave a comment

With the insanity about Delbert Belton’s brutal murder, people on twitter have starter the hashtag #TweetYourGrandfathersWWIIStories.

I want to tell the story of my grandpa during WWII.

I do not have a whole lot to go on, since he did not talk about it much. But he was a doctor in the Army and was in both the European Theater and the Pacific Theater of WWII. I wish I wold have ask him more about it before he left us.

He was first in France after D Day. He lived in a tent in muddy conditions in Marseille. And followed the soldiers into Germany. After VE day in Europe he thought he was going to be going home. But as he was on his way home, the plans changed. He was going to go to Japan to be part of the Invasion of Japan.

But on his way there the bombs were dropped over Nagasaki and Hiroshima. This saved many US soldiers lives. The invasion of Japan would have been a bloodbath for both sides. And most likely I would not have had my aunts and my uncles and my many cousins if the invasion  happened.

My grandpa was a very stoic man. He would not leave his feelings on his sleeves. He was also a very religious man. He would read books by many of the early Father’s of the Catholic faith and many of the Catholics minds of modern day. He was also a history buff.

He was very blunt and when people first meet him, he could intimidate them. He would ask, “What do you want to do with your life”? But this was not just a breaking of the ice question. He really meant it and wanted to know.

With this senseless killing, it brings out the sadness of not having my grandpa around. But I am very glad that he is not around to see the insanity.


Also posted at TMR

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“Halls of the Dead” found in England

August 9, 2013 2 comments

Interesting archaeological find in England.


Archaeologists have unearthed two nearly 6,000-year-old burial mounds and the remains of two massive buildings in England.

The two wooden long-buildings, or halls, were burnt to the ground; the ashes were then shoveled in to make burial mounds.

“The buildings seemed to have been deliberately burned down,” said Julian Thomas, the archaeologist leading the excavation and a professor at the University of Manchester.

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Drunk HIstory

August 9, 2013 Leave a comment

As I said in my earlier post, History can be fun. And here is another great example from Comedy Central.

Drunk History


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Horrible Histories

August 9, 2013 Leave a comment

Most people think history is boring. I can tell you it is not at all. I graduated with a degree in history, and it can be a lot of fun. It is just how you deliver the facts.

Horrible Histories was first a magazine in the UK, but they adapted it to TV.


There are many more

Who said History is boring

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15 million-year-old whale skull found on banks of Potomac River

August 5, 2013 Leave a comment

WOW This is cool as hell

By Martin Weil and and , Published: August 4 | Updated: Monday, August 5,11:53 AM E-mail the writer

From the banks of the Potomac River, in a region steeped in American history, a massive fossil was dug up last month that apparently can be traced back to a time long before this country’s recorded history, a time deep in the world’s prehistory.
The fossil is the skull of a whale that is “approximately 15 million years old,” said John Nance, the paleontology collections manager at the Calvert Marine Museum in Southern Maryland.
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