“War of the Worlds” 1938 Radio Broadcast


What could be more perfect than H.G. Wells on Halloween Eve! Be safe, be happy, Enjoy!

On Halloween eve in 1938, the power of radio was on full display when a dramatization of the science-fiction novel “The War of the Worlds” scared the daylights out of many of CBS radio’s nighttime listeners.

World Without Sun


Skull illustrations by Derek Nobbs
Skull illustrations by Derek Nobbs

Why The US Air Force Is The Backbone Of The Fight Against Ebola


A group of 30 US military personnel, bound for Liberia to help in global efforts to fight the Ebola virus outbreak, board a US Air Force C-17 Globemaster III at Leopold Sedar Senghor International Airport in Dakar, Senegal, on October 19, 2014.

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Let’s give credit where credit is due. Thank you warriors, once again for your service and sacrifice. Come home soon! (After your 21 days in Italy, of course). Anna

With so much misinformation circulating about the scale and domestic danger of the Ebola threat, less attention has been paid to the US military’s effort to stem the disease’s spread in Africa. Read more

Take A Tour Of An Abandoned Underground Cold War Missile Base


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In 1960, during the height of the Cold War, the US Air Force introduced the Titan I, its first series of multi-stage Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles. Along with the Atlas missile program, they became an integral part of the US’s nuclear deterrent against the Soviet Union. Read more

Who Won the American Revolution?: Crash Course US History #7


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John Green teaches you about the American Revolution. And the Revolutionary War. I know we’ve labored the point here, but they weren’t the same thing. In any case, John will teach you about the major battles of the war, and discuss the strategies on both sides. Everyone is familiar with how this war played out for the Founding Fathers; they got to become the Founding Fathers. But what did the revolution mean to the common people in the United States? For white, property-owning males, it was pretty sweet. They gained rights that were a definite step up from being British Colonial citizens. For everyone else, the short-term gains were not clear. Women’s rights were unaffected, and slaves remained in slavery. As for poor white folks, they remained poor and disenfranchised. The reality is it took a long time for this whole democracy thing to get underway, and the principles of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness weren’t immediately available to all these newly minted Americans.

The Legend of The Flying Dutchman


I thought this wold be a good tale to share for Halloween, Enjoy…

The legend of The Flying Dutchman is said to have started in 1641 when a Dutch ship sank off the coast of the Cape of Good Hope: Read more

Duty to Our Flag



by Edgar A. Guest

Less hate and greed
Is what we need
And more of service true;
More men to love
The flag above
And keep it first in view.

Less boast and brag
About the flag,
More faith in what it means;
More heads erect,
More self-respect,
Less talk of war machines.

The time to fight
To keep it bright
Is not along the way,
Nor’ cross the foam,
But here at home
Within ourselves today.

‘Tis we must love
That flag above
With all our might and main;
For from our hands
Not distant lands
Shall come dishonor’s stain.

If that flag be
Dishonored, we
Have done it not the foe;
If it shall fall,
We, first of all,
Shall have to strike the blow.

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