Monthly Archives: July 2024

Assassination attempt on Trump at a Pennsylvania rally; a wound is in his right ear area

By Robert Willmann At a campaign rally today, Saturday, 13 July 2024, the week before the Republican nominating convention, gunshots were fired at Donald Trump and a wound was seen in the area of his right ear. Update, 7:37 … Continue reading

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Model rocket nails vertical landing after three year effort

Model rocketry has always taken cues from what’s happening in the world of full-scale rockets, with amateur rocketeers doing their best to incorporate the technologies and methods into their creations. That’s not always an easy proposition, though, as this three-year … Continue reading

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“US cruise missiles to return to Germany, angering Moscow”

WASHINGTON — Come 2026, the US Army can begin deploying some of its new, longer-range munitions to Germany under a new agreement the two nations inked ahead of the NATO summit. “The United States will begin episodic deployments of the long-range … Continue reading

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“Before Biden can save Ukraine, he must use the NATO summit to save himself”

CNN  — The NATO summit was long planned to celebrate the alliance’s 75th anniversary, to lock in longterm military support for Ukraine and even to future-proof the West against a possible second term for Donald Trump. But no one expected the … Continue reading

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Eric Newhill on rigged elections

Johnson, Giuliani, the Kraken, etc. are all mostly nonsense. Highly unprofessional hacks, going off half-cocked. I say “mostly” nonsense because they were intuitively correct that there is something systematic occurring. From what I can see, it must be originating from … Continue reading

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Navy Super Hornets carrying air-launched SM-6 Missiles participating in RIMPAC exercise

The two missiles sport the designation XAIM-174B (or NAIM-174B) and were carried by Super Hornets belonging to the VFA-2 and VFA-192 taking part in RIMPAC 2024 exercise. On Jul. 2, 2024, an F/A-18E Super Hornet belonging to the VFA-192 “Golden … Continue reading

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This is the Price They Paid (reposted from 2021)

What happened to the signers? Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence? Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died. Twelve had their homes ransacked and … Continue reading

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The Great Charge – 3 July 1863 (from “The Butcher’s Cleaver”)

“… A mile away, across the grassy valley from the cemetery ridge, Pickett’s Division lay waiting in the woods.  They had come up to this position in the early morning hours.  The officers occupied themselves with the usual business of … Continue reading

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The charge of the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment on 2 July 1863 – reposted

This action has been largely overlooked in most accounts of the Battle of Gettysburg. It is certainly drowned out by the ubiquitous accounts of the 20th Maine and Picketts Charge. As I recall, the charge of the already depleted 1st … Continue reading

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