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  • Rome, Sweet Rome: Could a Single Marine Unit Destroy the Roman Empire?

    11/02/2011 9:46:32 PM PDT · 52 of 177
    eeman to DogByte6RER
    There is an old novella from the 1930s called Lest Darkness Fall that is probably one of the first alternative Roman history science fiction stories. If you're interested in this thread, you would probably be interested in this story. This involves only one individual mysteriously transported back in time. The protagonist of "Lest Darkness Fall" finds himself in Italy during late antiquity after the fall of the Western Roman Empire. Justinian (Emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire) is trying to reconquer and reestablish the Western Roman Empire and the protagonist gets himself involved with the Lombards fighting against the Byzantines. I always thought that this story would make a great movie. However, the time setting would probably have to be changed since few people are familiar with the history after the fall of the Roman Empire. Most of what people know about the Roman Empire is from "Gladiator."
  • Battle of Towton, the birth of modern warfare and the killing of 1% of the population

    12/06/2010 9:32:35 PM PST · 6 of 30
    eeman to SunkenCiv
    Here is an old FR thread from a couple years ago on the battle: Towton, the bloodbath that changed the course of English history
  • New Clancy Thriller Contains the Sum of All Characters

    04/08/2010 4:31:37 PM PDT · 20 of 28
    eeman to buccaneer81

    Another good book about what a NATO-Warsaw Pact conflict would have looked liked is “Team Yankee” by Harold Coyle. I thought it was a great read at the time. However, with the fall of the Soviet bloc, I just cannot get into those type of books anymore.

  • From Uruguay to Hollywood: Watch the Video ($300 sc-fi video is smash on web)

    12/19/2009 5:11:31 PM PST · 7 of 8
    eeman to civilwar2

    The article on the Yahoo webpage states that the bidding for the rights to this video, as a potential future movie, went up to $30 million. I have a hard time believing the bidding would be this high.

    Not to take anything away from the video— it is amazingly well done for such a low budget production. The special effects would be amazing at 10 times the stated cost, i.e. $3000.

    However, the concept is not exactly new. Alien life forms/robots coming to earth and destroying a city has been done in “War of the Worlds,” “District 9,” “Cloverfield,” and “Transformers.” Why would someone bid so much for concept that has been done repeatedly?

  • Dr. Andrew Agwunobi Strikes Again

    06/13/2009 9:07:46 PM PDT · 3 of 6
    eeman to Quix
    Deaconess Medical Center in Spokane was purchased by Community Health Associates in Tennessee in summer of 2008. Community Health Associates is a private, for profit medical care system. Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane and Holy Family Medical Center in North Spokane are part of the Providence Healthcare network.

    My perspective comes from being a physician on the active medical staff of all 4 hospitals in Spokane. My medical group is independent of any hospital.

    I cannot comment upon what type of person Dr. Agwunobi is. I have never met him. His cuts are unpopular but unfortunately I think are necessary. The amount of charity/uncompensated care has increased substantially in the current economic environment. The situation is additionally exacerbated by Deaconess changing from nonprofit to for-profit status. Deaconess is slowly carving off money-losing services, such as trauma, leaving Sacred Heart the entire burden of providing these services.

    In my opinion, this blog rant on Dr. Agwunobi seems unjust. The financial picture for hospitals will become far more bleak in the next 10 years when Medicare runs out of money. Sacred Heart Medical Center may have a lot of money now but that does not mean they should not conserve their financial resources for the future. Imagine what the financial situation of California would have been had they been more financially prudent starting 10 years ago.

  • On the P-I Deathwatch (Official Dinosaur Media Wake®)

    03/09/2009 6:10:39 PM PDT · 25 of 26
    eeman to abb
    I worked at the Seattle PI, in the circulation department when I was a teenager in the late 1970's. Back then, Seattle was liberal, but middle of the road. The P.I. was of the same temperament. It was not such a liberal fascist rag as it is now. Given what the P.I. has become, I take pleasure in their demise. However, after seeing pictures of the PI globe, part of me is sad to see it go.
  • Senate opposition fiercer than Burris thinks

    01/03/2009 3:37:36 AM PST · 21 of 28
    eeman to cc2k
    I think they are planning to drag out the seating of Burris so that he is officially not a senator when they hopefully (from their perspective) get rid of Blago.

    From the Seattle Times this AM:

    Senate officials involved in the tangle of legal and logistical planning said Friday that a Democrat will object to Burris being sworn with the rest of his class and will propose that his credentials be reviewed by the Rules Committee. That would give Burris the status of a senator-elect

    --------snip-------------

    Senate Democrats are slow-walking Burris' appointment because they hope Blagojevich will be removed from office before the Rules Committee completes its investigation.

  • Washington State Hispanic Group Dupes Washingtonians on I-409

    11/16/2008 9:42:13 PM PST · 14 of 16
    eeman to sionnsar

    WA state ping

  • They also served

    11/16/2008 8:59:23 PM PST · 11 of 11
    eeman to mdittmar; Emmett McCarthy; Jacquerie
    To get an idea about the sacrifice our Merchant Marines paid during the early months of WWII, read a brief synopsis of Operation Drumbeat. This describes German U boat offensive off the Atlantic Coast in the early months after US entry into the war. There is a good Wikidpedia entry as well. Finally, if you want to read an excellent book on the subject, one is available from Amazon

    From my reading on the subject, the American Navy's incompetence in dealing with the U boats made the losses far worse, since they did not adopt the even minimum protective measures, such as blackouts of coastal cities and use of convoys, that the British recommended. Admiral Kimmel was cashiered after Pearl Harbor. However, the loss of life and merchant ships (609) was greater than from Pearl Harbor. Nonetheless, no officers careers suffered from this monumental failure by the US Navy

  • Chris Fowler of ESPN Gameday on Minority Coach Hiring

    11/15/2008 12:33:29 PM PST · 20 of 25
    eeman to scottinoc
    Chris Fowler, if he wanted to see why there are not more black coaches, should check the ESPN archive on Tryone Willingham, football coach at University of Washington head football coach. His first three years of coaching lead to probably the worse cumulative W/L percentage in their entire history. There was talk in the local Seattle papers last season to fire him. However, local black community groups pressured University of Washington to keep him for another year. The reward for this patience: UW has a 0 and 8 W/L record so far.

    I am not implying that race has anything to with coaching abilities. However, you should be able to fire your incompetent coaches regardless of race. Notre Dame fired Willingham in 2005 and are still labeled as racist, even though he proved to be utterly incompetent. If college presidents have to worry about race card when the want to fire a coach, they may decide not hire them in the first place

  • (Joseph) Duncan is eligible for death penalty, jury says; next phase begins Monday

    08/22/2008 1:52:47 PM PDT · 7 of 14
    eeman to porter_knorr
    The Spokane newspaper (Spokesman Review) publishd a graphic description of a video filmed by Duncan, of him torturing the nine year old boy. If I were juror viewing that, I would have wanted to beat him to death with any weapon I could have found in the courtroom.

    On a side note, I thought the level of disturbingly graphic detail provided by the Spokesman Review (separate article, print-subscription based only) of the video was in extremely poor taste. I would have compared it to a cheap supermarket tabloid except they have demonstrated more journalistic integrity than the rest of the press

  • He came, he saw, he sprinkled us with stardust. Even Gordon smiled (two bag barf alert)

    07/26/2008 11:50:51 PM PDT · 6 of 19
    eeman to The Worthless Miracle

    I think I would hurl if I followed the hyperlink and read the rest of the article. This makes the Der Spiegel Obama fluff piece look like it was written by George Will

  • Christian Bale Talks “Batman 3″ Sequel to The Dark Knight

    07/26/2008 11:46:40 PM PDT · 36 of 45
    eeman to Mr. Blonde

    Heath Ledger was incredible. I thought all this talk about Oscar performance was hype because of his demise but he was fantastic. Its hard to believe it was the same guy from “A Knight’s Tale.” His characterization of the Joker had this scary, evil, foreboding presence—Kind of like Anthony Hopkins’ Hannibal Lechter in the original Silence of the Lambs

  • Christian Bale Talks “Batman 3″ Sequel to The Dark Knight

    07/26/2008 4:32:21 PM PDT · 10 of 45
    eeman to MeanMachine
    While there is not as blatant as a set up for a sequel as happened at the end of "Batman Begins," there are plenty of places for them to go with a sequel. In a sequel, Batman could redeem himself in the eyes of the public for the alleged acts that he voluntarily took the blame for at the end of the Dark Knight.

    One thing I don't understand about the movie (without giving any plot details away) is why did they go through that whole sequence about the district attorney in the last third of the movie? It seemed like the last 40 minutes of the movie contained a subplot to set the D.A. character up for the next movie, but obviously not.

  • Obama: I'll do what I can to stop Iran

    07/24/2008 10:49:14 AM PDT · 10 of 17
    eeman to mojito
    Wisnton Churchill June 4, 1940: ...... we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender........

    Barack Obama July 2008: I'll do what I can to stop Iran

  • China demolishes mosque over Olympic row

    06/23/2008 8:11:29 PM PDT · 11 of 29
    eeman to eeman

    Sorry for the double post

  • China demolishes mosque over Olympic row

    06/23/2008 8:10:36 PM PDT · 10 of 29
    eeman to MonicaG

    “LOL” shouldn’t that be ROR???????????????

  • China demolishes mosque over Olympic row

    06/23/2008 8:10:31 PM PDT · 9 of 29
    eeman to MonicaG

    “LOL” shouldn’t that be ROR???????????????

  • Battle of Midway, June 4-7 1942

    06/05/2008 1:58:17 AM PDT · 38 of 58
    eeman to eekitsagreek
    One more link: This is a Video of Torpedo Squadron 8 posted on Youtube. All members of Torpedo Squadron 8 who flew from the Hornet on that day perished, except for Ensign George Gay. The movie was orginally a memorial for their families. At about the three minute mark shows the Douglas TBD Devastators taking off from the Hornet on June 4, 1942 and was the last time the planes were seen
  • Battle of Midway, June 4-7 1942

    06/05/2008 1:08:01 AM PDT · 35 of 58
    eeman to eekitsagreek
    Thank you for starting this thread. For some additional Midway comments and pictures here is a link to a Midway thread from few years ago. Self disclosure (and self vanity): It was my thread.
  • Battle of Midway, June 4-7 1942

    06/05/2008 12:41:40 AM PDT · 34 of 58
    eeman to verklaring; eekitsagreek
    The other advantage we gained from the Midway/Aleutian campaign was finding the "Akutan Zero" five weeks after the battle. The Akutan Zero had crashed more or less intact and was repaired. It was then flown against all of the american aircraft used in the Pacific.
  • CA: 3 dead, 3 injured in SoCal chopper crash ( Catalina Island Tour Chopper )

    05/24/2008 2:16:22 PM PDT · 6 of 14
    eeman to JRandomFreeper
    My philsophy is to not fly on anything smaller than a 737. A business partner of mine was killed last week, along with one other person when the pilot failed to pull the wheels in to the pontoons to make a water landing in an amphibious aircraft. The plane immediately flipped over when it attempted to land on the water. This was not some rookie pilot. It was a small charter airplane service and the pilot just forgot to pull the wheels up.

    Whether it's mechanical problems or it's pilot error, the chances of dying are very high in an avation accident. In a car, if you're properly restrained, and you are not driving wrecklessly, your chances of surving are pretty high

  • Seattle Times to Cut Approximately 200 Employees (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    04/07/2008 3:56:32 PM PDT · 8 of 33
    eeman to sionnsar

    WA state ping

  • State of Washington Initiative Process - Tim Eyman

    03/14/2008 12:25:56 PM PDT · 9 of 14
    eeman to Parmy
    ...we have 2 stupid senators and plethora of super, liberal dems in the state (Washington State).

    I have alway wondered about the paradox that we pass reaonsbly conservative initiatives but then elect a liberal brain dead legislature with liberal representative coming from many parts of the state, not just Seattle.

    I always wondered if WA state voters feel more comfortable electing liberal knowing they can probably leash them in, via the initiative prcess

  • Son jailed in dad’s death ("Death by Heart Attack")

    02/28/2008 6:42:03 AM PST · 10 of 20
    eeman to Eepsy

    What if your kid just gives you ulcers? Is that a misdemeanor?

  • McCain: Listening to Limbaugh is Masochistic

    02/02/2008 4:29:06 PM PST · 7 of 27
    eeman to RichieRich1

    Is this the same McCain who is planning to reach out to conservatives?

  • Iranian F-14s Fly Again

    01/31/2008 10:08:31 PM PST · 4 of 21
    eeman to sinanju
    There is, the US shoot down of 2 Libyan fighters in 1981 and then 2 more in 1989.

    There is a good synopsis of the combat history of the F-14 on Wikedpdia. Of course, you can always watch "Top Gun." "Top Gun" is a good movie on DVD since you can skip all the cheeseball Tom Cruise scenes and just watch the planes.

    The 1989 Libyan shoot down is on you tube. A lot of the video looks staged though.

    I understand the need to destroy all the flyable F-14's in our inventory. Nevertheless, it is sad to think we will never see a vintage one flying at an air show in the future

  • AMD Octal core processors for 2009

    12/26/2007 8:51:08 PM PST · 4 of 8
    eeman to Ernest_at_the_Beach
    Three questions from somebody who knows enough to sound intelligent at a cocktail party (and after a minimum of two cocktails): 1. I know there are quad core chips out there but are there any end user applications for them, or are they just used for servers, etc.

    2. Will quad core or Octal core make any difference if we are using a 32 bit operating system? In other words, will I/we need to upgrade to Vista x 64 at some point?

    3. Intuitively, it seem like the complexity of writing code for multiple core chips would increase geometrically, since you have to have all the cores processing simultaneously. Is this true?

    Thank you.

  • MASS. KILLED MY GIRL (Victim's Father Rips Mass. 'Stupidity')

    11/21/2007 6:28:25 AM PST · 22 of 175
    eeman to sionnsar

    WA state ping

  • Factory For Fake Prescription Drugs

    09/22/2007 10:41:56 PM PDT · 15 of 21
    eeman to rawhide
    Most generic manufacturers are located in India. I suspect there are few, if any, counterfeit generic drugs. Walmart can sell them for $4.00/month because the manufacturing costs are about 3 cents per pill.

    At these prices who would bother with a counterfeit pill? If you have a fake printing press, are you going to make fake 100 dollar bills, or fake one dollar bills? For more info on the subject you can see the Wikipedia entry on the subject.

    As an aside, most retail pharmacies will rip you off on generics. Yes, they will charge you more for the brand name but the mark up on branded drugs is only 20-30%. It can be 300-400% on generics. The best way to empower yourself is to go the the pharmacy section on costco.com and look up the price of the drug. Insist that your pharmacy meet or beat that price, or lose you as a customer. Fred Meyer will meet costco prices, Rite Aid will not

  • A river regained

    08/19/2007 11:50:24 PM PDT · 6 of 6
    eeman to sionnsar

    Thanks for the WA state pings

  • A river regained

    08/19/2007 11:48:24 PM PDT · 5 of 6
    eeman to T. P. Pole; Duke Phelan
    Having lived in Port Angeles in the mid 90', I am familiar with the plans to remove the dams. However, this was only loosely contemplated back then.

    Removing the dams on the Elwh is basically a test concept for removing the dams on the Columbia. The Elwha river runs right through the middle of Olympic national park, which is pretty big. As such, there are no other man-made barriers or sources of pollution to interfere with the return of the salmon.

    As much as I like Salmon, I hope this fails miserably in bringing them back.. If it fails, then the wacko pressure to remove all the dams on the Columbia river will subside. Although I am sure there a few nuts out there who would still think we need to remove the dams even without any hope of salmon recovery. If this experiment on the Elwha does succeed, there will be considerable pressure to remove all the dams on the Columbia.

    I like how the article minimized the impact of the loss of electricity that will occur with the dam removal. I don't know how the environmentalist resolve this with the fact that hydro electric power does not contribute to (alleged man made) global warming

  • (Seattle) Spokesman-Review deals with budget problems (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    08/04/2007 3:31:14 PM PDT · 11 of 12
    eeman to beelzepug

    Having grown up in Seattle, living in Portlan and now in Spokane I agree with you the Spokesman review is more balanced than the PI or the Oregonian. It’s liberal slant is more like the Seattle times—present but not blatant.

    However, the local Spokane columnist for the most part, suck. This is regardless of their ideology. One guy who writes their business column is good, but the rest are just dumb. They are completely devoid of originality or thought provoking material if your IQ is above 80. Spokane is much smaller market than Seattle. Nevertheless, you would expect the local writers to be a better quality than a newspaper in a town of 500 people

  • Dog Shoots Owner in the Back in Memphis, Tennessee

    08/02/2007 12:03:14 AM PDT · 18 of 40
    eeman to AngelesCrestHighway

    It sounds like a case of attempted Arkancide

  • Marines bring in his Wildcat

    06/08/2007 11:37:47 PM PDT · 25 of 58
    eeman to kms61
    Ironically, Marine Corps Pilot Jeff Deblanc was featured tonight on "dogfights" on the History Channel. I presume everyone who is reading this thread is familiar with the show, "dogfights." If you have not seen it, however, you need to watch it. Tonight's episode detailing the air battles over Guadalcanal will be repeated on June 29. Here is a brief description of the show from the History Channel website.

    August 1942... the Solomon Islands. Heroic, die-hard American pilots of the tiny Cactus Air Force match skills and instincts against top Japanese aces as they battle in the skies above Guadalcanal. Legendary Marine Capt. John Smith and Medal of Honor recipients Jeff De Blanc and Jim Swett pit their tough 4F4 Wildcats against the relentless Japanese Zeros. At stake--the fate of the Pacific War.

  • Clear Channel takes $19 billion buyout (Romney firm Bain Capital)

    05/19/2007 11:24:36 PM PDT · 8 of 12
    eeman to raccoonradio
    prog talk is said to be on about 42 stations nationwide .....Rush has about 600 affiliates.

    This is why we need to bring back the fairness doctrine. /s

  • Gladiators Fought To death In Chester (UK)

    02/18/2007 12:38:20 AM PST · 16 of 23
    eeman to Popocatapetl
    The June 2006 Discover Magazine had an interesting article on Rome. The article stated that in the the Coliseum in Rome, they had a special room or chamber where they slit the throat of the losing gladiator to make sure he was dead. This was their quality assurance mechanism to prevent fixing the fights. Also, the article stated gladiators, even the best of them rarely lasted more than a maximum of 10 matches. Think of the NFL football cliché "on any given Sunday" applied to gladiator's career. Here's an excerpt from the article:

    At the end of each fatal match, stretcher bearers hustled out on the floor of the arena to collect the fallen gladiator and carry his body to a nearby morgue, or spoliarium. There officials slit the man's throat to ensure that he was truly dead: Roman bettors despised fixed matches..........

    As studies of epitaphs show, skilled gladiators rarely survived more than 10 matches, dying on average at the age of 27.

  • Prices will fall, not plummet, at the pumps

    01/20/2007 8:32:53 AM PST · 22 of 109
    eeman to machman
    Maybe she can give Patty Murry a run for money as the "Queen of Stupid" in D.C.

    Sadly, I doubt that Claire McCaskill can come anywhere near Patty "Osama" Murray for the title of dumbest Senator. The only person who could challenge Patty for that title is Barbara Boxer.

    Having said that, I still don't understand how Missouri could elect a twit like Claire McCaskill over Jim Talent. From up here in the Northwest, Jim Talent seemed like a pretty decent, articulate and effective senator. I can understand why George Allen in Virginia lost, since he couldn't keep his foot out of his mouth. However, Talent seemed like a good man and it is a shame that he lost.

  • Prices will fall, not plummet, at the pumps

    01/20/2007 8:14:02 AM PST · 17 of 109
    eeman to lkco

    Remember now, us happy workers in the People's Republic of Washington have to pay that additional $.12 per gallon gas tax foisted upon us by our Democrat AND Republican legislators in 2005. The price of our gas will never go down to what it was prior to the large price increase in crude oil. Unless, of course, the price of crude oil goes way down.

  • Northwest Weather Morons, Part 2

    01/16/2007 11:50:42 PM PST · 25 of 29
    eeman to dk/coro

    I share your sentiments that at lease parts of the west coast need to slide into the Pacific in order to save the rest of the Republic. However, I lived in Portland for about 10 years and these ice storms are something you have to see firsthand to appreciate them.

    Portland is situated at the western end of the Columbia River Valley. Cold air from Canada flows down the valley and meets the moist air from the Pacific ocean over Portland, and EVERYTHING is drenched with ice. The carnage from these ice storms is amazing-- power poles and trees shatter into little pieces without an obvious destructive force, such as a windstorm. There will be abandoned cars everywhere that skidded off the road as if their drivers just suddenly disappeared like in some apocalyptic science fiction movie.

    However, the suburbs west of Portland (Beaverton-- the most conservative area of greater Portland), are mostly protected from the worst of the ice storms by a group of hills that separate the main city of Portland from the western suburbs.

  • How to go to M.I.T. for free

    01/16/2007 7:16:28 AM PST · 59 of 60
    eeman

    ping

  • 300 - FRANK MILLER'S STORY

    01/16/2007 7:14:55 AM PST · 26 of 84
    eeman to 7thson
    A great fictional but historically accurate narrative about Thermopylae is Gates of Fire

    It is the same kind of fictional narrative that "Killer Angels" was about the Battle of Gettysburg. One of the studios was planning to turn Gates of Fire into a movie. However, after "Alexander" and "Troy" tanked at the box office, the movie plans were scrapped

  • Voters voice regard, regret over Romney

    12/27/2006 12:43:07 AM PST · 4 of 16
    eeman to circumbendibus

    There was a Hugh Hewitt commentary posted this past Friday but unfortunately I cannot find the link. However, Hugh Hewitt basically stated that we can use the MSM as a divining rod to find the real conservative candidates because that is whom the MSM will attack. You will note that there are very few hit pieces on John McCain.

  • Trend: Class Rankings Being Axed

    12/16/2006 9:13:52 PM PST · 6 of 25
    eeman to gcruse

    I agree with your sentiments but since grading standards vary from high school to high school, how could you compare GPA from different schools. Granted, the quality of students from different high schools will also differ but at least a college admission office would know what rank a particular student is in his/her high school

  • Humans Show Big DNA Differences

    11/23/2006 11:25:02 PM PST · 23 of 43
    eeman to blam; 9999lakes
    The variations in the human genome are most likely a function of how critical a particular gene, or variant of that gene, is for survival of the individual and/or the species. An example of this is the FOXP2 gene identified in 2001 that is critical for speech development.

    FOXP2 is probably only one of many genes that are crucial for speech development. FOXP2 is nearly identical in every human being who has normal speech development. This gene was identified by studying a family who had inherited speech difficulties. A brief layperson's review of this gene is here. An excellent, but more technical review of this gene is here.

    The fascinating aspect about this gene is that it is found in organisms ranging from fungus, to flies, to primates, to humans. However, the human variant of this gene is significantly different than primates. The primate version is closer to that found in mice, as compared to humans. Scientists estimate this gene underwent genetic mutation in humans 100,000 to 200,000 years ago-- about the time archaeological evidence suggests humans began using language.

    Our ancestors who carried this "mutation" would obviously have a huge survival advantage over other members of the species who did not have it.

  • Studies seem fishy to mercury experts

    10/20/2006 6:36:27 PM PDT · 8 of 13
    eeman to Beagle8U
    You can also buy molelculary distilled fish oil tablets that are mercury free or nearly mercury free. Just do a google search on it and you can bring up many retailers
  • Husband of nurse who strangled intruder charged with attempted murder

    09/15/2006 10:48:30 AM PDT · 37 of 61
    eeman to Salvation

    F/u story on ER nurse strangling intruder Ping

  • Latrobe Says Goodbye to Rolling Rock

    07/28/2006 5:39:13 PM PDT · 9 of 70
    eeman to FlJoePa
    I'm sad. I don't know if I'll drink the new Rolling Rock or not. I guess I'll give it a shot, but I know that it will never be the same.

    I know how you feel. The Seattle area had 2 regional breweries (Rainier and Olympia) that have been closed for several years now. Olympia Beer is now brewed by Pabst Brewing Company in San Antonio Texas and marketed in WA state but I don't drink it. Unfortunately, the beer market is either very large--ie Budweiser and Pabst, or very small micro breweries

  • Police surround house in five-hour standoff, but nobody home

    07/17/2006 2:40:01 PM PDT · 35 of 37
    eeman to Millee; bigfootbob
    I lived in Port Angeles for about five years. Although there are many things to not like about Port Angeles, I thought the police were pretty professional. I dealt with them when my office was burglarized and I also belonged to a couple of civic orgnizations where we interacted with the local police.

    I live in Spokane now and there have been several local incidents recently that question the professional quality of the police force here. Mark Furhman, of OJ fame, has local radio show and he frequently is critical of the local police

  • Aviation history is made by 'flapper'

    07/09/2006 1:17:23 PM PDT · 42 of 59
    eeman to Gumlegs

    Thanks for the info. It seems ironic that the Military would name an airfield and the first aircraft carrier after him, given the financial boondoggle his manned flight epxeriments were. I guess you could consider his houseboat/catapult contraption to be the first prototype of an aircraft carrier.


    BTW, your link works fine