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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 7:47:41 PM PDT
Gregory Mays says:
>>Air force funded studies about flying saucers have a spotty track record.<<

Name an Air Force General, that's on the side of AF consideration towards Visitation. I don't think you'll find anyone.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 8:50:51 PM PDT
Jeedgr says:
Check out the movie "Dr. Strangelove" and the Gum Chewing Air Force General played by G.C.Scott. He'd believed it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 9:06:43 PM PDT
OldAmazonian says:
the aptly-named General Buck Turgidson?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2012 2:55:37 AM PDT
Jeedgr says:
Yes, that was him. I think Buck is still on active duty helping to run the AF drone operations and was probably in the background during the "Independence Day" incident.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2012 3:56:26 AM PDT
Jeedgr says:
What about AF General Jack Ripper?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2012 4:55:38 AM PDT
vespasian says:
Lana, I wouldnt argue with you on M's outcome. I simply had the book to go on. It did say that he still went back into Russian territory to organize, which was obviously not too smart...vesp

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2012 4:57:20 AM PDT
vespasian says:
FG et al on Panzerfaust..Thanx..vesp

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2012 4:59:27 AM PDT
Jeff Marzano says:
Jeedgr says:

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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2012 5:06:48 AM PDT
Jeff Marzano says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2012 5:27:23 AM PDT
Jeff Marzano says:
Lana B. says:

[Adolf Hitler was a real fan of animated films of Disney, owned a copy of "Snow White" and considered it this animated film one of the best in the history of a cinema.]

Didn't Hitler like pornography also ? If yes this would have been kept from the public to preserve his image as a great and moral leader.

The Gestapo made films of the guys who tried to blow up Hitler in the Wolf's Lair getting the old piano wire treatment. Those Gestapo guys, always thinking of ways to amuse their beloved Fuhrer.

If I recall correctly Hitler realized he would never be able to paint or draw again when he was in the hospital after getting mustard gas in his eyes during World War I. I guess he was lucky to even get his eye sight back at all.

I got the impression from Mein Kampf that it was at that time, when Hitler was in the hospital and informed that Germany had lost the war, that his mind finally snapped.

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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2012 5:31:17 AM PDT
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Warren B. in C. B. says:

[Rob S: When he did not get accepted in an art school he was a tad disappointed.]

Isn't that something else Hitler blamed on the Jews ?

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Posted on Jul 4, 2012 8:34:31 AM PDT
vespasian says:
Ive read somewhere that either Hitler or Stalins favorite movie was King Kong. Kinda makes sense to me..vesp

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2012 1:03:07 PM PDT
briefcandle says:
'I heard a TV commercial the other day that some oil company is trying to convert sugar cane into fuel.'

This is sold in Oz as a brand of gas(petrol) called E10. ie ethanol 10%. There's nothing wrong with it as a fuel except it degrades cheap plastic hoses in motor mowers and edge trimmers. I saw an estimate that we westerners get around 10% of our caloric intake from sucrose alone so I think it's probably time we ate less of it anyway.

Posted on Jul 4, 2012 3:44:57 PM PDT
Jeedgr says:
Somewhere along in the discussions came up the economic conditions of the American Colonies in the late 1700's relative to their trading with Britain, and also what industries the British allowed the Colonies to develop. A neat small book that goes into this is What America Was Really Like In 1776 (The Thomas Fleming Library)
It tells for example that even though discouraged by the Brits there were forges producing Iron through most of the colonies and their production reached 1/5 that of the whole world. Lots of other interesting items.

Posted on Jul 4, 2012 6:43:50 PM PDT
Top mistakes.....Not granting Ukranians independence and thus gaining second largest ethnic group in Soviet Union. Secondly, was the Holocaust bc other than being horrific it required a million plus men for security forces to man the camps. They could've been decisive on either front. Lastly, Hitler appointing himself supreme commander, meddling in tactics/strategy far beyond his understanding, whereas h e should have appointed Manstein, Guderian, Rommel, or Model as the one and only commander of the armed forces or at the very least commander of the Eastern Front.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2012 4:08:53 AM PDT
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briefcandle says:
Hi Bryan
I don't disagreethat these are mistakes- but if hitler were to do things like recognising ukraine as a nation, or not pursuing the holocaust-well then, he'd be a different person. These aren't so much hitlerian mistakes, but flaws in the hitlerian project, flaws if indeed if you think hitler was bent on success.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2012 4:15:32 AM PDT
vespasian says:
jeedgr, Thomas Fleming is a popular historian who has written many books, most with a conservative bent. I think he generally tries to be fair, howver and the farther back in history he goes, the fairer he is. Ive read several of his books and like them, as you do..vesp

Posted on Jul 5, 2012 5:26:53 AM PDT
If you want to read what an extremely intelligent German journalist wrote at the time about Hitler, take a look at The Meaning of HitlerThe Meaning of Hitler now on Kindle by Sebastian Haffner. Short, succinct and powerful.

Posted on Jul 5, 2012 12:10:54 PM PDT
Jeedgr says:
During the present power outages in the Mid-Atlantic region due to intense rain and winds blowing trees down onpowerlines, I was reminded by someone that Germany no longer has this problem. The reason is that when Germany was rebuilt following WW II most of its electrical power distribution system was placed underground. I don't mean to suggest that the mid-atlantic region should be similarly destroyed and rebuilt, but rewiring it underground is one suggestion thats been made, so has a Gov't take over of the system, another to require the hiring of more standby emergency crews, unionized of course. But, here is the big question: would we even be considering these alternatives if the big storm did not occur?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2012 4:15:07 PM PDT
Gregory Mays says:
>>I heard a TV commercial the other day that some oil company is trying to convert sugar cane into fuel.<<

I actually witnessed something in Hawaii. Monsanto bought most of the pineapple plantations from Dole on Oahu. They want to breed a plant that has higher ethanol content than even sugar cane.
The issue of course, for a country like Brazil say, is with sugar cane, you get both the sugar and the ethanol from what would otherwise be waste.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2012 4:20:47 PM PDT
Gregory Mays says:
>>Air force funded studies about flying saucers have a spotty track record.
Project Blue Book and The Condon Report come to mind.<<

Here's what I always believed:
The USAF was worried that UFO sightings may have inadvertently compromised Top Secret aeronautical projects in NV and NM.
You notice the sightings kind of came to a halt after the 1960's, and had their heyday during the period running up to supersonic flight, long range missile research, and space exploration.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2012 4:32:25 PM PDT
Gregory Mays says:
>>It's just a public relations campaign since they don't want to admit that the United States is completely dependent on other countries for oil and this is bankrupting the entire country<<

No, no. We don't import that much oil. And the total is decreasing as we speak. The issue is Europe and Japan. They get ALL their oil from the Middle East. We get ours from Venezuela, Mexico, Canada, and the US itself. Our oil supplies are VERY stable, from a political standpoint. Even in the case of Venezuela, and Jugo Chavez, who we hate. Citgo is half owned by Southland Corporation in Dallas(7-11 stores), and half owned by the Venezuelan Government. How cozy is that? And that's with a guy we hate. But...Chavez sure beats Ahmadinejad.
Basically, all over the world, everyone gets oil from whoever's closest to them. We're close to a lot of oil, all falling under the Monroe Doctrine, should it become necessary.<g>

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2012 4:40:54 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 5, 2012 4:57:05 PM PDT
Gregory Mays says:
>>It depends. There's good and bad doctors just like there's good and bad teachers,<<

I got a flyer in the mail from a local doctor, at a local hospital. He was announcing he was leaving thoracic surgery, and going into plastic, and bariatric surgery.
Shows where his head is at.
To be fair, another much larger local hospital totally dominates thoracic procedures. So, maybe he felt he had to do something, if they wouldn't hire him at the other place. And although fully licensed, his MD was earned in Seoul Korea. With the big boys, that would be an issue.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2012 5:14:16 PM PDT
IGS says:
Greg

That is a very interesting statement. Don't know what the truth of it is. Can you give me a source? I am quite simply too busy to look it up. For if it is true, it becomes very difficult US involvement in the ME. Very difficult.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2012 5:16:52 PM PDT
Gregory Mays says:
>>The reason is that when Germany was rebuilt following WW II most of its electrical power distribution system was placed underground. <<

West of the Mississippi, it's the same way. You notice the Texas Grid, has very few outages. Because of tornadoes, it's been done that way here, for a long time. Electricity, cable, and phone, co-reside in 3 inch underground conduits.
There's 3 grids in the US. Eastern, Western, and Texas. Texas had power needs going back to the 1920's, that only they could relate to. Like pumping a whole bunch of oil and gas on a short timeline.
Many people argue for integrating all 3 grids. Texas argues against any such thing. Especially, since Enron showed you could move juice from the Texas grid to the Western, and sell it, without being fully integrated. And, without any Federal regulations.
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