Friday, April 17, 2015

Friday Femme Fatale... A Rousing Rendition...


Hey, You Know That Beer Can You Hold Once In A While?

  This is how they are made and it's amazing.......

   Click the can for the link:

    If you enjoyed the video of the engineering over at dailytimewaster then you will enjoy watching this "How It's Made " video of aluminum cans.

There are a few links to other videos if you head over to the original youtube page >HERE<

Header Is "Balls Pyramid" Here Is a Wingsuit Flyby....


Ball's Pyramid is an erosional remnant of a shield volcano and caldera that formed about 6.4 million years ago.[1] It lies 20 kilometres (12 mi) southeast of Lord Howe Island in the Pacific Ocean. It is 562 metres (1,844 ft) high, while measuring only 1,100 metres (3,600 ft) in length and 300 metres (980 ft) across, making it the tallest volcanic stack in the world.[2] Ball's Pyramid is part of the Lord Howe Island Marine Park in Australia.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Set The Wayback Machine To 1955. Chelmsford MA Celebrates 300 Years....My How Things Have Changed.

   One of my blog friends sent this video this morning with the note that at the 11:50 mark there is a Studebaker fire truck that his friend is restoring. I scrolled through and saw the truck then went back and watched the video.

 It's nice to see some of the old school America.  For the record, I was born in the 60's and I remember some great parades of my youth. Nowadays I wouldn't go to one if you paid me.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Crash Position/ Locked Out... Your Sunday Morning Read.

Reposted in full:

The pilot was locked out of the cockpit.

That phrase finally revealed the full horror of the crash of Germanwings flight 9525. Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz waited for the pilot to leave the cockpit, then locked the door to prevent his re-entry. After which Lubitz, for reasons unknown and perhaps unknowable, deliberately steered the jet into a harrowing 8 minute plunge ending in an explosive 434 mph impact with a rocky mountainside. 150 men, women and children met an immediate, unthinkably violent death. 

Lubitz, in his single-minded madness, couldn't be stopped because anyone who could change the jet's disastrous course was locked out.

It's hard to imagine the growing feelings of fear and helplessness that the passengers felt as the unforgiving landscape rushed up to meet them. Hard - but not impossible

Because America is in trouble. We feel the descent in the pits of our stomachs. We hear the shake and rattle of structures stressed beyond their limits. We don't know where we're going anymore, but do know it isn't good. And above all, we feel helpless because Barack Obama has locked us out.

He locked the American people out of his decision to seize the national healthcare system. Locked us out when we wanted to know why the IRS was attacking conservatives. He locked us out of having a say in his decision to tear up our immigration laws, and to give over a trillion dollars in benefits to those who broke those laws.

Obama locked out those who advised against premature troop withdrawals. Locked out the intelligence agencies who issued warnings about the growing threat of ISIS.  He locked out anyone who could have interfered with his release of five Taliban terror chiefs in return for one U.S. military deserter.

And of course, Barack Obama has now locked out Congress, the American people, and our allies as he strikes a secret deal with Iran to determine the timeline (not prevention) of their acquisition of nuclear weapons.

Was Andreas Lubitz depressed, insane, or abysmally evil when he decided to lock that cockpit door and listen to no voices other than those in his head? Did he somehow believe himself to be doing the right thing?

The voice recordings from the doomed aircraft reveal that as the jet began its rapid descent, the passengers were quiet. There was probably some nervous laughter, confusion, a bit of comforting chatter with seatmates, followed by a brief period in which anxiety had not yet metastasized into terror.

It was only near the end of the 8 minute plunge that everyone finally understood what was really happening. Only near the end when they began to scream.

Like those passengers, a growing number of Americans feel a helpless dread as they come  to the inescapable conclusion that our nation's decline is an act of choice rather than of chance. The choice of one man who is in full control of our 8 year plunge.

A man who has locked everyone out.

From Hope n' Change Cartoons < LINK

 If you want go there and read the comments.This one definitely nailed a good point.

Shelly said...
There is one reason and only one reason why Obama has not been impeached or forced to resign: the color of his skin. No president with paler skin could have survived the innumerable scandals this one has been involved in. We have been so browbeaten with racist charges that our representatives are simply afraid to do their constitutional duty to remove this scourge. 22 months to go. God help us all. 

I originally read this over at BIGFURHAT's Place < LINK.

( when I tested the link, his site was down. It was there an hour ago I'll check it
is a while)

Some excellent comments there as well