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.
Thursday, March 31, 2022
The Dearest Jean
Al Zweizig was a P47 pilot in the European Theatre in WWII. He stayed in the service and flew cargo planes in Korea and Vietnam, retiring with the rank of Major (USAF). His eyesight was destroyed by so much contact with Agent Orange, and he became legally blind by the 1990s. Al passed last summer and is buried near Pittsburg PA.
There's a funny story about the name of the plane. When that P47 arrived at the field, brand new, a Tech Sergeant came up to Al and asked him what he wanted to name it. Al said he didn't care, name it anything you want. The Sergeant said, "well, is there a girl back home that you're seeing?". Al said he thought the last one he remembered dancing with was called Jean, but he wasn't really sure. And the next day his plane was painted "Dearest Jean".
Thanks for sending this along, Pete!
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Tuesday, March 29, 2022
A fellow in Germany picks his time, sets up his gear, and from the ground gets a shot of the ISS and two astronauts spacewalking.
Amazing image, considering the circumstances.
Dr. Sebastian Voltmer used a Celestron 11-inch EdgeHD telescope on a GM2000 HPS mount and an ASI290 planetary camera to get the shot.
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