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Clear and Present Dangers . . . . Martin Luther King Day

January 15, 2018 Leave a comment

“Martin Luther King, Jr. didn’t carry just a piece of cloth to symbolize his belief in racial equality; he carried the American flag.”

~Adrian Cronauer

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U.S. Cavalry Flag

January 13, 2018 Leave a comment

January 8, 1877 – Crazy Horse (Tashunca-uitco) and his warriors fought their final battle against the U.S. Cavalry in Montana.

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The Analects of Mudcat: The Internet

January 12, 2018 Leave a comment

“The Internet and social media are like the ocean:  good for surfing and fishing, but never drink any Kool-Aid made with the water.”

~M.T. Bass

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Clear and Present Dangers……John Young

January 8, 2018 Leave a comment

“The greatest enemy of progress is the illusion of knowledge.”

~John Young

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Works of Art

December 20, 2017 Leave a comment

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Featured image: Library of Congress P&P, LC-USW36-24

The United States Office of War Information (OWI) was essentially a propaganda agency, promulgated by Franklin D Roosevelt on June 13th, 1942 as a unification of several domestic information agencies.

Many Americans were bewildered by their rapid progression from Great Depression, to Arsenal of Democracy, to co-belligerent in a global conflict. So Roosevelt charged the OWI with using press, radio, movies and other media to inform the domestic population about the war effort and what they were fighting for.

The aesthetics of aircraft construction

Among the OWI’s incredibly talented staff were its official photographer, Alfred T Palmer (1906 – 1993) and one of his staff, Howard R Hollem. And they quickly got to work.

Alfred T Palmer in May 1942, while on assignment at the US Marines' glider training camp, Parris Island, SC. (LoC P&P, LC-USW3- 002348-E) Alfred T Palmer in May 1942, snapped on assignment at the US Marines’ glider training camp, Parris Island, SC. (LoC P&P, LC-USW3- 002348-E)

Through the second half of 1942 and…

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Clear and Present Dangers……Orville Wright

December 18, 2017 Leave a comment

 “If we worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true really is true, then there would be little hope for advance.”

~Orville Wright

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Gadsden Flag

December 16, 2017 Leave a comment

December 16, 1773 — The Sons of Liberty, some disguised as Native Americans, in defiance of the Tea Act of May 10, 1773, destroyed an entire shipment of tea sent by the East India Company, which had 342 chests of tea on board.

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