I Miss Them Both
His goal was to Make America Great Again. There were a lot of people who objected to that.
Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet
The only rocket-powered fighter aircraft ever to have been operational and the first piloted aircraft of any type to exceed 1000 km/h (621 mph) in level flight. It took serious stones to fly one in combat.
Gremlins are Coming to the Highlands
The photo is from last year. LL and some LL grandsons. I have more – several more – and they’re coming too. In stages.
Hopefully, there will be running water in the creek, which I do not pronounce “crick”. It’s been a dry year.
Let’s Play a Game
lightning striking an airplane (in a rainbow).
It wouldn’t be complete without a map or two, would it?
A rough ethnic map of the Italian Peninsula, ~400 BC, before the Roman Republic conquered it.
New Zealand Rent
China Population Distribution
French Nuclear Reactors
France has 56 nuclear reactors in operation in 2021. Most of France’s power comes from nuclear energy and they’re (still) working on building a fusion reactor. The uranium to power those reactors comes from Africa, which explains their continued military presence there – protecting their interests.
The US operates 96 power generation reactors (and a number of US Naval nuclear reactors).
Prostitution in Europe
When I moved to Arizona and was elected to a Fire District Board, I was surprised at the pension funding situation in the state. 67% funded is not a great number.
Dividing Nordic Countries
Popular characterization of occupied Germany: “The Russians had the farmland, the British had the industry, the French had the wine and the Americans had the scenery”
A look at the largest Hispanic group by zip code. Mexicans are the top group and dominate most of the map. Puerto Ricans are common in the Northeast and Orlando area, while Cubans are #1 in South Florida. Some rural areas have no reported Hispanic population. Of course, that’s all changing now that Jo/Ho opened the border. Nobody can say what this will look like in 2025.