Missus ORPO and I would like to send all a wish for a pleasant and fulfilling Thanksgiving Day with Family and Friends…………………
Mike Rowe is at the forefront of the push for young folks to enter the skilled trades. The trades can provide an individual with a well paying career instead of going into deep debt that occurs when attending an institution of higher learning and getting a degree that is not relevant to the needs of today.
A NATIONWIDE POGROM
“Kristallnacht, literally, “Night of Crystal,” is often referred to as the “Night of Broken Glass.” The name refers to the wave of violent anti-Jewish pogroms which took place on November 9 and 10, 1938. This wave of violence took place throughout Germany, annexed Austria, and in areas of the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia recently occupied by German troops.”
DESTRUCTION OF SYNAGOGUES AND BUILDINGS
“The rioters destroyed 267 synagogues throughout Germany, Austria, and the Sudetenland. Many synagogues burned throughout the night in full view of the public and of local firefighters, who had received orders to intervene only to prevent flames from spreading to nearby buildings. SA and Hitler Youth members across the country shattered the shop windows of an estimated 7,500 Jewish-owned commercial establishments and looted their wares. Jewish cemeteries became a particular object of desecration in many regions.
The pogrom proved especially destructive in Berlin and Vienna, home to the two largest Jewish communities in the German Reich. Mobs of SA men roamed the streets, attacking Jews in their houses and forcing Jews they encountered to perform acts of public humiliation. Although murder did not figure in the central directives, Kristallnacht claimed the lives of at least 91 Jews between 9 and 10 November. Police records of the period document a high number of rapes and of suicides in the aftermath of the violence.”
The above are from the post at the United States Holocaust Museum.
The rest will be at the link at the bottom.
This is an event that needs to be spread far and wide. Please see to that.
Custer was a grandstanding scalawag……………..This is an interesting read.
I have a distant relative that was in the 7th when they were defeated at Little Bighorn. He was killed on the second day with Reno and Benteen.
The theft of a prize-winning stallion gave the famous general a glimpse of a future that could have been…………
Some good pictures of deer from my hometown newspaper.
Robert Nickelsberg is the uncle of a friend of mine. He does excellent work. The photos are really amazing.
There are more photos in the NPR post at the link below as any further commentary on my part would not match what is in the post.
I found this on Facebook. I think it is trippy.
Photographer Freddy Fabris spent years wanting to pay homage to the legendary artworks of great Renaissance master painters, but figuring out how to do so
I am a Tool Room Attendant.
No more flight line or jets for me.
The foot issues enabled me to obtain a reasonable accomodation to get off the line.
For the record:
ACC on 83-1120, 80-3666, 80-0584 and 88-0445. DCC for a time on 88-0456.
It was a good run. Father Time finally let me know that it was time to do something else not as strenuous, as well did my doctor..
The main bragging point: Oldest Crew Chief on the Line at Red Flag 12-2 at the age of 57!
Bored on a Saturday with the usual stuff. I found this one at http://phys.org/
This image from the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope shows part of the huge cloud of dust and gas known as the Coalsack Nebula. The dust in this nebula absorbs and scatters the light from background stars. Credit: ESO
I thought it was interesting………………….
Source: A cosmic sackful of black coal
I came across this website http://www.aviation-history.com/index.html
It has short narratives on a myriad of aircraft and I was definitely interested.
First Up: Hawker Hurricane, which was instrumental in the RAF winning the Battle of Britain.
I figured it may be of interest to some…………………….so here it goes……….
“The early history of the Hurricane is an interesting parallel in many ways with that of theSupermarine Spitfire in with which it was to form an immortal partnership. While the Spitfire was an entirely new concept based on specialized experience, the Hurricane was the logical outcome of a long line of fighting aircraft. Although the two airplanes broadly met the same requirements, they represented entirely different approaches to the same problem. The two approaches were reflected to an interesting degree in their respective appearances; the Hurricane workmanlike, rugged and sturdy, the Spitfire slender and ballerina-like. One was the studied application of experience, the other a stroke of genius.”
The rest of the piece is at the following link. Please read and enjoy.
Not much to blog about lately…………….the news is the news and the repetitive bullshit gets to be a pain………………………….
Yours truly has the http://www.railpictures.net/ site up and I thought I would share a great photo with you all.
The following are from Railpictures dot Net from a place I loved to be when I was on the ballast trains…………………….The BNSF Needles Subdivision.
Most places on the Needles Sub are nothing more than station signs…………..The Bagdad Cafe is now in Newberry Springs…………………………………
This is a lonesome place………………………I love it out there. I may take a day this coming weekend and go take some pictures.
Link Only. I should get an account to share some cool train videos.Goo
I had my last cigarette this day six years ago. The following morning, it was show up at Via Christi St. Francis Medical Center in Wichita to have the left kidney removed……………