Counted the Stars

Counted the stars on the 4th of July
Wishing we were rockets bursting in the sky
Talking about redemption and leaving things behind
As the sun sinks west of the Mendocino county line


Psalm 107:

23They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters;

24These see the works of the LORD, and his wonders in the deep.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Office, A Plane Pr0n Version: A friend of mine sent me these

The Office in various aircraft through the years.............................
Click the image to make it larger.
747

787

AH-1Z

AH-61

A 380

AN-225

Apollo Lunar Module

B-17

B-29

Bombardier CS 100

C-17

C-130 

C-32 AF 2

Concorde

Space Shuttle Endeavor

F-22

Mig 23

Mitsubishi Zero

Pilatus PC-24

CH-47 RAF

Ryan NYP Sprit of St. Louis

Spitfire
The developments in aircraft technology in the cockpit is amazing. The panels in the Learjet 40/45 that I was a Final Assembler were all glass, flat panel and that A380 has keyboards for both pilots!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Another New Seasonal Flavour!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Part 2.................
The Sierra Nevada Porter is also quite yummy!



New Seasonal Flavour!

Sierra Nevada keeps on rockin!
I got me a twelve pack variety today..................this lovely item is the first of the four flavours........................
It is quite tasty.........................


Mojave Spaceport(MHV) Where airliners go to die...........................

Sad to see sometimes. The times indeed are a changing.
I had to make a run to the grocery store in Mojave earlier today and grabbed these with the smart phone.
Also included are shots of the first snow..............................
747 and 767 jets parked. The 767s are former Air Canada and include the Gimli Glider, D-GAUN


L to R-Qantas, 2 Lufthansa, Thai 747s and a KLM MD-11


In the distance are the San Gabriels and the Angeles Crest with snow.



Wind Turbines as far as the eye can see.

Snow on the Southern Sierras


Americans, Belgians mark Bulge anniversary. 70 years have passed since the Battle Of The Bulge

Belgian royals mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes in snowy weather reminiscent of wintery conditions of the battle 

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde stand tall to remember the 70th Anniversayr of The Battle Of The Ardennes Forest.

May G-d Bless their Majesty's.
King Philippe lays a wreath at a monument commemorating the Battle of the Bulge or the Ardennes Offensive fought by American troops and Nazi infiltrators 70 years ago
King Philippe lays a wreath at a monument commemorating the Battle of the Bulge or the Ardennes Offensive fought by American troops and Nazi infiltrators 70 years ago

The royal was accompanied by her husband, King Philippe
Queen Mathilde braved the wintery conditions to pay respect to the thousands of troops killed in the battle
In homage to the U.S. Army General Anthony McAuliffe, who responded: 'Nuts!' when confronted with an ultimatum by the German army, the Belgian royal family threw nuts into the crowds today  
In homage to the U.S. Army General Anthony McAuliffe, who responded: 'Nuts!' when confronted with an ultimatum by the German army, the Belgian royal family threw nuts into the crowds today  
Queen Mathilde  steps out of the blizzards and freezing temperatures to greet US veterans of World War II
Queen Mathilde  steps out of the blizzards and freezing temperatures to greet US veterans of World War II
Local shop windows were decorated with images of American soldiers to mark the battle's 70th anniversary 
Local shop windows were decorated with images of American soldiers to mark the battle's 70th anniversary 
The Royal Couple stood outside in the winter storm with all attending..............I admire them for that. God Save The King and Queen.
There are more pictures at the link below.
Americans, Belgians mark Bulge anniversary

Friday, December 12, 2014

Variations on a theme-Don Cherry

DON CHERRY, Canadian Hockey Commentator for CBC Television, was asked on a local live radio talk show, what he thought about the allegations of torture of suspected terrorists. His reply prompted his ejection from the studio, but to thunderous applause from the audience.

HIS STATEMENT:

"If hooking up one rag head terrorist prisoner's testicles to a car battery to get the truth out of the lying little camel shagger will save just one Canadian life or American, then I have only three things to say:

"Red is positive, black is negative, and make sure his nuts are wet."


Then there is this.
I am aware that there is no real confirmation that Coach ever said this............But Hey, I like it and it is damn funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Holocaust survivor who escaped Auschwitz gas chamber set for 101st birthday


Holocaust survivor Klara Marcus is preparing to celebrate her 101th birthday
Klara Marcus was captured in 1944 and sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp where at least 1.1million people were killed.

Then aged 30 she was forced to strip naked and marched along hundreds of women into a gas chamber - but survived when it ran out of gas.

She said: "I was chosen towards the end of the day with a large group of other women and we were made ready for the gas chamber.

"But when they put us inside and went to turn the gas on, they found they had run out.

"One of the guards joked that it was our lucky day because they had already killed so many they didn't have any gas left for us.

"God was watching over me that day."
Pretty Amazing.................................
Holocaust survivor Klara Marcus
Holocaust survivor who escaped Auschwitz gas chamber set for 101st birthday

Thursday, December 11, 2014

A small town




Probably not what Mellencamp was singing about....................................

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Pearl Harbor Day

Not the best I have ever done. Not by a long shot. This is it, though.
The Attack on Pearl Harbor was a real wake up call for the then isolationist United States.
When ships enter and leave Naval Station Pearl Harbor, the crew Man's The Rail in Dress Blues or Dress Whites and Honors are Rendered.
Before the causeway was built to Ford Island, we always did the same when passing the remains of USS Utah on the other side of Ford Island.
Our Traditions in the Sea Service are deep and almost iron clad. We hold them dear in our hearts, until the day we depart this Earth.
So, on this Day, I give a little bit of history to you all.
May Their Memories Be A Blessing.
"Hear, O Israel! Adonai is our God! Adonai is One!" and,
"Hear, O Israel! Adonai is our God – Adonai alone."





























I found the following at the Daily Signal.........................................
Always Remember. Always.

I will not go down and tell my children I didn't have the courage, the conviction, the commitment or the character to fight for this country...Don't go home and let your children down~~ LTC Allen West

Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

‎"Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.("Therefore, he who desires peace, let him prepare for war")" from "Epitoma Rei Militaris," by Vegetius (Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus)