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February 16, 2019

Hurricane stencils

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 6:57 am
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I noticed these at Hannants.  I might have to pick them up.  Yes, I am sick.

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February 15, 2019

Interesting discovery

Filed under: General — dknights @ 2:54 pm
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An amazing discovery at a constructions site in NY.  It appears that the bodies of 11 patriots have been found, soldiers who served during the Revolutionary War.  The news report seems to indicate that it is being handled with the respect that the discovery deserves.

This one is for Jim

Filed under: General — dknights @ 8:07 am
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This story fascinates me.  It has been going on for years.  I recently spoke with friend of the blog, Jim Bates, who lives in the area, and surprisingly he had never heard anything about it.

Airbus A380

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 6:56 am
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Airbus is ceasing production of the A380.  This is not a surprise as the plane never sold in the numbers anywhere close to those needed to make it commercially viable.  There is speculation that when you factor in the development costs, that Airbus lost money on the A380.  The boys at Boeing look all the smarter for not competing with the A380.

February 14, 2019

USS Hornet CV-8

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 7:29 pm
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The wreckage of the Hornet has been located.  This is good news.  Some of the photos released so far are very interesting.

 

Great Wall F-15C

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:28 pm
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Looks like Great Wall is doing an F-15C.

WTF?

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 12:55 am
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Story here.  I am not above believing this is a cover story to convince Iran that the defection is real while actually planting a spy.  Interesting.

February 13, 2019

A sad day

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:30 pm
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The Opportunity rover has finally been declared dead.  It was supposed to work for 3 months and ended up lasting 15 years.  That is a real tribute to the engineers at NASA.  While IMHO, we need a moon base, the real target should be men on Mars.  Opportunity got us closer to that goal.  Rest well little rover. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

More Venezuela news

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 10:39 am
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As protests continue, this story highlights some of the human cost of socialism.  BUT, never forget, a majority of the Venezuelans brought this on themselves by buying into all the promises socialists made. Promises of an easier life and a guaranty that the government would take care of them.  They always promise this.  They never deliver.

February 12, 2019

McConnell

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 4:54 pm
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While I am not a personal fan of the senior senator from Kentucky, the man is clearly one of the great politicians of his time.  Up there with Tip O’Neil and Daniel Patrick “Pat” Moynihan.

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