I’ve received a few e-mails asking what contribution the Arizona Army National guard made to the Nuremburg-style rally in Washington DC on January 20. The answer is that no Army National Guard troops from Arizona participated in the gala event. There were about two dozen Air National Guard (USAF) who voted for Jo and Ho volunteered to go and do something with the event. I don’t know whether they ended up in hotel rooms, but the Air Force usually travels well and they had an aircraft from AZ to get them out of there when the party ended.
I don’t think that guard units from Texas or Florida will answer the call of Jo and Ho in the future. It was an epic goat rodeo.
Wire-strike protection system (WSPS) Cable cutter in Apache helicopter acts as wire strike protection system. A system meant to protect helicopters from high wire strikes. The WSPS was developed to reduce the severity of a wire obstacle collision by diverting the wire into the cutter blade assembly.
Fun with Maps
Three regions comprise 50% of world GDP.
A banned book. It’s fiction, folks — fiction.
I lived in close proximity to both walls during the time that I lived in the UK. I moved around a lot. Hadrians Wall when I lived in Carlisle (it was a turf wall as it met Solway Firth) and Antonine’s Wall when I lived on Colinton Road in Edinburgh (I lived in three places in Edinburgh). While I thought it was exciting, the locals had a casual attitude toward the walls.
United States Metropolitan Statistical Areas with Populations Greater than 2 Million.
Security measures in Washington DC for the presidential inauguration. There is some indication that it will remain for months if not for the entire term of Jo. Some don’t think that will be too long before his health fails. Ask not for whom the bell tolls, Jo.
Air pollution in Europe, January 19, 2021.