The Analects of Mudcat: Democracy

October 20, 2014 Leave a comment

“The true measure of freedom and the health of a democracy is the civic apathy of citizens, which, of course, leads to tyranny.”

~M.T. Bass

 


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October 18, 2014 Leave a comment

October 12, 1944 — Chuck Yeager became the first pilot in his group to make “ace in a day,” shooting down five enemy aircraft in a single mission.  Read his Combat Report

October 14, 1947 — As the first human to break the sound barrier, on October 14, 1947, Chuck Yeager flew the experimental Bell X-1 at Mach 1 at an altitude of 45,000 ft (13,700 m).


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Jack O. Lantern & Company

October 17, 2014 Leave a comment
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Lucifer’s Lexicon — Poverty

October 15, 2014 Leave a comment

Poverty — An asset of the ruling class the burden of which is born by the citizenry.

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Clear and Present Dangers . . . Chuck Yeager

October 13, 2014 Leave a comment

“Unfortunately, many people do not consider fun an important item on their daily agenda. For me, that was always high priority in whatever I was doing.”

~Chuck Yeager (1923 –  )

 

 

Saturday, I volunteered at an Experimental Aircraft Association “Young Eagles” event, giving free airplane rides to kids:

 


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October 11, 2014 Leave a comment

October 2, 1789

Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton asked collectors of customs to report on expediency of employing boats for the “security of the revenue against contraband.”  Hamilton’s interest in such vessels led to his request to Congress to fund the construction of 10 such revenue “boats” the following year, leading to the creation of what is now the U.S. Coast Guard.

 

 


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Just Blowin’ Smoke

October 10, 2014 Leave a comment
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