Forty Percent on Kool-aid


Did you notice, we have 40% on kool-aid.

They either retire, or in denial.

It seems these 40% have decided to give up the constitution, patriotism, and humanity.

I often wonder, why someone would place their trust on a draft dodger, sleezbag, bully and narcissist. And so much more.

Character defines human society.

Do you want:

Luke SkyWalker or Darth Vader?

Avengers or Thanos?

Spider-Man or Green Goblin?

Character or Iniquity?

Take your pick.

National Hispanic Heritage Month: Joseph Acabá, Astronaut — Transportation History


In 2004, Joseph Michael Acabá made history as the first person of Puerto Rican descent to be named as a NASA astronaut candidate. Acabá was born in 1967 in Inglewood, California. His parents, Ralph and Elsie Acabá, are from the municipality of Hatillo in Puerto Rico and had moved to California earlier in the decade. […]

via National Hispanic Heritage Month: Joseph Acabá, Astronaut — Transportation History

1911: Cromwell Dixon, the Fearless “Boy Aviator,” Achieves a Major Milestone in Flight Just Two Days Before His Tragic Death — Transportation History


September 30, 1911 Cromwell Dixon became the first person to fly across the mountainous Continental Divide. The 19-year-old Dixon, who received his air pilot license only the previous month, had well-established credentials when it came to transportation pursuits. As a boy, for example, he constructed a rollercoaster for the kids in his neighborhood. Dixon was […]

via 1911: Cromwell Dixon, the Fearless “Boy Aviator,” Achieves a Major Milestone in Flight Just Two Days Before His Tragic Death — Transportation History

National Hispanic Heritage Month: Maria Esperanza Garcia Roach, US Army Nurse and Pilot — Transportation History


As a nurse, Maria Esperanza Garcia Roach was one of an estimated 400,000 to 500,000 Hispanic Americans who served in the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II. Her own lifesaving role in this global conflict very much depended on airborne transportation. Maria was born on July 16, 1915, in the city of Piedras Negras […]

via National Hispanic Heritage Month: Maria Esperanza Garcia Roach, US Army Nurse and Pilot — Transportation History

Adventurer circumnavigates world in gyrocopter


 

James by the Golden Gate bridge

Source: Adventurer circumnavigates world in gyrocopter

An adventurer has become the first person to fly solo around the world in an open-cockpit gyrocopter.

James Ketchell, 37, from Hampshire, has covered 24,000 nautical miles over 175 days since starting his challenge in March.

The adventurer, who landed in Basingstoke on Sunday afternoon, said the experience had been “magical”.

His flight path took him over Europe, Asia, and North America, during 122 separate flights.

 

Continue to read here.

Capitalism with Morality: The Lost Cause!


“Whenever, in any era, culture, or society, you encounter the phenomenon of prejudice, injustice, persecution, and blind, unreasoning hatred directed at some minority group—look for the gang that has something to gain from that persecution, look for those who have a vested interest in the destruction of these particular sacrificial victims. Invariably, you will find that the persecuted minority serves as a scapegoat for some movement that does not want the nature of its own goals to be known.”
Ayn Rand, Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal

1911: The First Female British Pilot Gets Her License, Goes on to Found a Flying School — Transportation History


August 29, 1911 Hilda Hewlett became the first British woman to earn an airplane pilot’s license. Hewlett, who was 47 at the time, received certificate number 122 from the Royal Aero Club after she completed a test flight at Brooklands Aerodrome near the town of Weybridge in southeastern England. Hewlett had been born in Central […]

via 1911: The First Female British Pilot Gets Her License, Goes on to Found a Flying School — Transportation History

Flying over Africa


He even took the gramophone with him on safari. Three rifles, supplies for a month, and Mozart. He began our friendship with a gift. And later, not long before Tsavo, he gave me another – an incredible gift: a glimpse of the world through God’s eye. And then I thought, “yes, I see. This is the way it was intended.”

                                                                        —– from Out of Africa

Words on Wednesdays: Freedom


“Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.”

–Abraham Lincoln

 

There is no freedom of religion, if you need an armed guard to pray

There is no freedom, if you need an armed guard in every floor or in every room  of every office, school or building.

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”

–Nelson Mandela.