And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
This green spiral aurora was photographed in 2016 over Thingvallavatn Lake in Iceland, a lake that partly fills a fault that divides Earth's large Eurasian and North American tectonic plates.
Monday, April 29, 2019
A B-24 Liberator crashed on take off from San Giovanni Field, Italy on 12 April 1945 killing 6 of the crew. B-24 Liberator - s/n [serial number] 44-50468. 740th Bomb Squadron, 455th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force.
Three Jet Provost T.4s of the RAF College Cranwell’s The Poachers’, led by Squadron Leader Iain Panton, are seen climbing into an inverted loop for a publicity photograph in the summer of 1964.
Aircraft carriers and other ships at anchor at Ulithi Atol, on 8 December 1944. Carriers in line are (from front): USS WASP (CV-18); USS YORKTOWN (CV-10); USS HORNET (CV-19); USS HANCOCK (CV-19); USS TICONDEROGA (CV-140; USS LEXINGTON (CV-16) is in the left background. Note camouflage schemes used. Photographed from USS TICONDEROGA (CV-16) plane
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Sunday, April 28, 2019
Needs a small boat for fishing, a smokehouse, ammo stash, Ruger 10-22, a deer rifle, a freckle faced gal with a huge mane of red hair.....
Rockpals 250-Watt Portable Generator Rechargeable Lithium Battery Pack Solar Generator with 110V AC Outlet, 12V Car, USB Output Off-grid Power Supply for CPAP Backup Camping Emergency
Wild hogs are good for more than just bacon
Wild boar can now join badgers as some of the most effective archaeologists of the animal kingdom. Diligent boars in the Choč mountain near Likavka, Slovakia, unearthed a large hoard of silver coins and two gold coins from the late 15th, early 16th century and then generously left them behind for a nice married couple to find during a hike. The couple had the presence of mind not to touch the coins. They alerted archaeologists and waited for three hours at the find site to ensure somebody less morally upright than they and the boars wouldn’t interfere with the treasure.
Researchers suspect that the coins were buried around 1527, a year in when a dynastic conflict over the Hungarian throne broke out between Ferdinand of Habsburg, (brother of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V) and John Zápolya, Voivode of Transylvania. John was crowned king by one faction of nobles, Ferdinand by another. While John was busy dealing with a peasant uprising, Ferdinand invaded Hungary. In September of 1527, Ferdinand’s forces, mostly German and Austrian mercenaries but with a few thousand allied Hungarian troops, soundly spanked John Zápolya’s Hungarian army. Ferdinand was crowned King of Hungary on November 3rd, 1527, but the upheavals were far from over. Zápolya regrouped and returned in 1528 with a new army. Ferdinand defeated him again, and this time Zápolya turned to the Ottoman Empire to fight his battles for him. By 1529 Suleiman the Magnificent had not only kicked the Germans and Austrians out of Hungary but was laying siege to Vienna.
Saturday, April 27, 2019
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