Sep 092018

They put the propellers in the rear and the elevators in the front. That’s backwards to the way aircraft are designed today.

Today the propeller is in the front because that’s where the undisturbed air is. The propeller is most effective in the front but the elevators are in the back, not like Wilbur and Orville designed them. Why was that?

Because they were trying to figure out how to get the aircraft to go up, not forward. they put the controls for altitude up front where they would be most effective. They couldn’t put the propellers and the elevators up front so they put them in back of the wings and drove them by chains.

But they flew! They get all of the credit because they did it.

Later designers knew the aircraft would go up so they put the power, the propeller up front where it is more powerful because its operating in undisturbed air.  The Wright brothers changed the direction of humanity with their intellects and perseverance. We are most grateful. Because of them I went to 92 countries. Without them I never would have been out of Pennsylvania.  Well, perhaps to New Jersey and New York but they aren’t countries. 

Sep 092018

They certainly had a conversation but it wasn’t about what the president does, just about Woodwards book and that it would be negative because that’s the nature of Woodward’s books.  that’s not talking in the usual sense of the word. 

 “The book is a work of fiction,” Mr. Trump argued. “If you look back at Woodward’s past, he had the same problem with other presidents. He likes to get publicity, sell some books.”

Sep 092018

A complete amatuer drove a Lambo straight into the wall and survived because of great engineering. HERE.

In one of the worst boneheaded bit of driving the woman-driver must have been on her cell phone as she drove straight as a bullet into the wall while trying to test the air-worthiness of the Lamborghini. It’s rotten in the air, as anyone who knows anything about cars will tell you.

The driver, Sheena of the…… well her name is immaterial and should be quickly forgotten after watching her fail to steer the car, downshift, hit the brakes or even stick a hand out of the window to turn and slow the car down because there were two curves, a left and a right that she missed. How does anyone miss the chicane at Laguna Seca?

Lamborghini throughly checked the car after the backwards roll and found all of the systems were working right up to the crash. They didn’t chesk the screws in the drivers head for tightness. Obviously a few were loose. 

Sure hope this bad, mad woman never gets close to any of the iron those who will never ever get close to a Lambo never get close to her. She’s trouble in a bad mad driver package. 

Sep 092018

The Beginnings

It was not part of their blood,
It came to them very late
With long arrears to make good,
When the English began to hate.

They were not easily moved,
They were icy-willing to wait
Till every count should be proved,
Ere the English began to hate.

Their voices were even and low,
Their eyes were level and straight.
There was neither sign nor show,
When the English began to hate.

It was not preached to the crowd,
It was not taught by the State.
No man spoke it aloud,
When the English began to hate.

It was not suddenly bred,
It will not swiftly abate,
Through the chill years ahead,
When Time shall count from the date
That the English began to hate.

                 1917 Rudyard Kipling
                2016 The Forgotten American Voices
Sep 092018

there are 195 countries in the world. Only nine have birthright citizenship with no conditions. Those countries are: Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador. Mexico, Pakistan, Panama, Peru. Uruguay and Venezuela.

Twenty five countries have birthright citizenship with conditions. America is one of them.
None of the other 161 countries have birthright citizenship.  Not Japan, Not China, not Saudi Arabia, not south Korea, not South Africa or Zimbabwe or Ivory Coast, in fact only two African countries have birthright citizenship with or without conditions.

So here’s part of the problem for America. Illegal immigrants can have a child born in Mexico and because the child is a citizen of Mexico the illegal immigrant parents can come into America even if they are both terrorists. .