1960’s

V-2’s, General Electric and Project Thumper: It’s the Defense!

Hello Dear Readers and Subscribers! Please forgive the lack of postings this week.  I’v had some sort of wierd illness….maybe it’s my cooking!  🙂 Anyway, I was doing research the other day and came across an interesting little project called: Project Thumper! Let’s get started! While most American boys and girls in the pre-World War … Continue reading »

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Diversion….City, The Road and a Trip.

Hello Dear Readers and Subscribers! As you know we are in the midst of doing a series on the Great Depression: analyzing links, resources, and generally becoming familiar with some aspects of that history that may have been forgotten.  While that is a good thing, it can be a bit of a downer as well. … Continue reading »

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“The Big Red One” Now on Sale at Sears!

I was cruising around the ‘net yesterday and found an interesting story on Forbes about the First Infantry Division.  It seems the Army has licensed the use of the insignia and related items for a clothing line to appear at Sears.  Not without controversy, some veteran’s organizations and others are shocked at the deal.  Right … Continue reading »

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Watch the Hill Joe, It Gets Tricky at the End!

In today’s world of video games, Internet and wide-screen TV’s, it’s easy to get depressed about the state of childhood in America, especially when we read the same old stories about how America’s kids are nothing more than blubbery couch potatoes.  They say we don’t exercise, don’t get involved and eat too much junk food.  … Continue reading »

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Ham in Space, or Is that Chimp in my Chair?

I took the kids to see Space Chimps today and it was a great movie, both for the kids as well as myself.  However, being the history addict that I am, I immediately came home and started doing a little research on the use of chimpanzees in the space program in the latter part of … Continue reading »

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Packers On Planes and Pass the KLIM!

(1) Well, I’ve been watching the news with regards to the upcoming presidential election and have been doing some reading about John McCain and his POW experiences.  It looks like the conditions were pretty horrific in general, not to mention the mental state of those behind the bars.  This has made me start to do … Continue reading »

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A Corona, a Discoverer, and the Battle with the Bear!

Hi all, Real quick, I wanted to post up a great topic I’ve been searching, with the promise of more to come!  School will be starting once again and I will be able to post up a bit more regularly. ————————– With the emergence of the Russian Bear this week, the Cold War is seemingly … Continue reading »

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“Wash and Wear” or is that a leisure suit you are wearing?

With active children who are constantly growing, it seems we are always buying clothes.  Interestingly enough, I was looking at some clothing labels the other day, (I don’t know why exactly….but that’s another story I guess), and was amazed by the differing compositions.  I had assumed the article in question was made of sturdy, long-lasting … Continue reading »

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Whats Old Is New Again!

Hello everyone! Just wanted to let you know that I will not be posting new stories until the middle of next week.  The family schedule is just too busy. However, I wanted to leave you with something, so I thought it would be cool to revisit some of my stories from earlier in the year.  … Continue reading »

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Separated At Birth? Archangels and Habus!

I was surfing around the Internet today and came across some interesting stuff on two aircraft that if you didn’t know better, you would think are the same. Ok, so look at this one: (1) Now, check this one out: (2) Yikes! Hard to tell the difference, huh? The top aircraft is the SR-71, while … Continue reading »

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