Aug 012018

A downdraft from a strong storm caused the AeroMexico crash at General Guadalupe Victoria International airport aka. Durango International Airport. The most severe storms, including supercells, have strong vertical drafts and occur in the most unstable atmospheres. An aircraft is most vulnerable just after leaving the ground after a take-off which is when the AeroMexico crash happened. Aircraft need speed to fly. The higher the speed, the more lift is generated by the wing. A downward traveling microburst can easily overpower the lift so the aircraft momently stopped flying and had insufficient altitude to recover and generate more lift.
The good part was no one was killed. The bad part was the crash. 
The Enbraer 190 needs 6,890 feet of runway to take off. The runway at Durango is 9,514 feet so the runway was plenty long enough but it appears the aircraft was in the air too soon so the speed was a bit slower than it could have been. It also scraped a wing on the runway prior to lift off so it should not have been put in the air by the pilot or pilots. They probably didn’t see the wing scrape, it’s not in their normal field of vision, so they continued to attempt to fly when they should have immediately put the plane down on the runway and hit the brakes.

The aircraft was probably heavily loaded which means it would have needed more speed on the ground to begin flying. It had either 100 or 114 seats. There were 99 passengers and four crew. It’s a crash that shouldn’t have happened but only the pilot in command could have done things different. Too late for that now. No one died but two are critical. Wish them the best.  

Aug 012018

Heinz “Henry” Alfred Kissinger’s analytical skills are unsurpassed, probably beyond the abilities of other humans. In the book: “Years of Upheaval”, he clearly covers not only the Vietnam years but also the Watergate years with so much clarity that the guilt and innocence of various actors is beyond doubt. The North Vietnamese are particularly brutal. And the Domino Theory operated just as Kissinger said it would. 

A free, capitalist South Vietnam is no more. It’s controlled by the communists as is Laos and Cambodia. All communist thanks in large part to the American Left who demonstrated and forced America to leave South Vietnam but Henry Kissinger is not to blame for any of that. People like Jane Fonda, boxer Muhammad Ali who resisted being drafted during the Vietnam War. Ali, then heavyweight champion of the world, declared himself a “conscientious objector,” and refused to fight for America as did Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), Norman Mailer, MLK, Joan Baez, The Chicago Seven, Pete Seegar, Abe Hoffman, Tom Hayden and tens of thousands more who became draft dodgers and went to Canada to avoid fighting. Many were fierce Communists who hated America.
Kissinger’s brilliance is illuminated in “Years of Upheaval”. It’s a not to be missed date with America History by a storied professor. Miss it and miss part of history. Read it with wonder and awe at this awesome man.

Aug 012018

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has said the ruling African National Congress must initiate a parliamentary process to enshrine in the constitution a proposed amendment, paving the way for land grabs without compensation. (A “Land Grab” means without paying for the land). 

Ramaphosa, who vowed to “return” the lands owned by the white farmers since the 1600s to the country’s black population after he assumed office in February this year, said on Tuesday that the ANC would introduce a constitutional amendment in parliament. So much for the actions of an increasingly lawless country run by thugs. 

It’s been claimed that racism against white people goes largely ignored in South Africa, and that political parties like the African National Congress (ANC) and the Economic Freedom Fighters foment discontent and racial animosity for political purposes.

DA MP Gwen Ngwenya has accused South Africans of “hypocrisy and dishonesty of treating black South Africans as the victims”, noting that racism aimed at white people elicits little reaction from the populace.[12] A comparative study by trade union Solidarity confirmed that South African media give more attention to white-on-black racism; it also found that the South African Human Rights Commission is much more likely to self-initiate investigations into white-on-black racism, and is more lenient in cases of black-on-white racism.

A Gauteng government official, Velaphi Khumalo, in 2016 stated on Facebook “White people in South Africa deserve to be hacked and killed like Jews. [You] have the same venom. Look at Palestine. [You] must be [burnt] alive and skinned and your [offspring] used as garden fertiliser”. A complaint was lodged at the Human Rights Commission and a charge of crimen injuria was laid at the Equality Court, however, as of 2018, no conviction has occurred.

Journalist Ed Herbst has claimed that public broadcaster SABC’s coverage of racism is skewed so as to portray white South Africans, particularly Afrikaners, as racist oppressors, and black South Africans as their victims.[14] Farm invasions, torture, and murders, the victims of which are predominantly white, receive little attention or government response.
Some SA Boers appealed to Russia for relief, seeking to resettle farmers who no longer feel at home in South Africa because of the incessant attacks and anti-white sentiment and because the International Community refuses to help them. A delegation consisting of some 30 South African farming families arrived in Russia’s farm belt Stavropol Region last month, asking the local authorities to consider resettling up to 15,000 Boers.

Moving “is a matter of life and death” for them the head of the delegation told the media.

The region’s Deputy Commissioner for Human Rights Vladimir Poluboyarenko told RT earlier there is a plan in place to resettle up to 50 Boer families and potentially some 500, who would arrive to Stavropol in the Caucasus with their own cattle.