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  • The unrecognized decision that saved Apollo 13

    04/15/2016 5:23:58 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 138 replies
    BBC ^ | 14 Apr, 2016 | William Park
    While planning the lunar landings, Nasa had a decision to make: What route would they use to reach the Moon? It was one of many that needed to be made, but little did they know then, it would have an important effect of the survival of the ill-fated Apollo 13 crew. This Sunday, 17 April, marks the safe return of James Lovell, “Jack” Swigert and Fred Haise after almost 88 tense hours on board their critically wounded craft thanks to that stroke of luck. The drama started unfolding at almost 56 hours Ground Elapsed Time (GET), meaning it was the...
  • POLL TO FREEP: Who is your favorite American President?

    02/20/2012 6:41:45 PM PST · by NorCoGOP · 67 replies · 16+ views
    Greeley Tribune ^ | 02/18/2012
    On front page of website, no registration required.Shockingly, neither Carter nor the present occupant of the White House are choices...
  • Richard Nixon Tapes: Archie Bunker & homosexuality

    09/30/2011 8:34:26 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 13, 1971 | Richard M. Nixon
  • Abandoning the gold standard was a seminal moment, and one we're now all paying for

    08/15/2011 8:09:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 08/15/2011 | Edmund Conway
    Roll out the bunting. Tomorrow is the 40th anniversary of the modern global economy. That's right: come Monday morning we will have managed to survive four decades of fiat money – though, given the chaos in markets in recent weeks, it is anyone's guess how much longer it will last. On 15 August 1971, with the US public finances straitened by the cost of the war in Vietnam, Richard Nixon finally cut the link between the US dollar and gold. Until then, the US Treasury was duty bound to exchange an ounce of gold with central banks willing to pay...
  • Anniversary draws former Nixon staffers to O.C.

    07/15/2010 9:08:34 PM PDT · by thecodont · 11 replies · 1+ views
    The Orange County Register / ^ | Published: July 15, 2010, Updated: 6:03 p.m. | By JESSICA TERRELL, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
    YORBA LINDA – From former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Barbara Franklin to TV personality Ben Stein, friends and former staffers of President Richard Nixon are being drawn together this weekend to celebrate, reminisce, and debate the meaning of Nixon's legacy. The weekend-long celebration marking 20 years since Nixon came to Yorba Linda to open his library and birthplace includes some events that are free and open to the public. President Nixon dedicated his library in Yorba Linda on July 19, 1990. The library is now part of the National Archives and Records Administration. The Richard Nixon Foundation is calling it...
  • Felt Had Personal Motivation Then and Now, Reports Suggest - ("deep throat")

    06/01/2005 5:16:40 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 14 replies · 845+ views
    In its extensive coverage of "Deep Throat's" identity, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday that former Deputy FBI Director Mark Felt has been conflicted all along -- about his major, anonymous and possibly criminal role in leaking confidential details of the Watergate scandal to the Washington Post in the early 1970s. As the Post put it on Wednesday, Felt wondered if he was a "hero for helping the truth come out" -- or a "turncoat who betrayed his government, his president, and the FBI he revered." The Washington Post reported that Felt "may have had a personal motivation" in leaking...