There Will be Starship Troopers

So, we’re gonna have a Space Force, huh? Yep, I laughed, and so did pretty much everyone else.

And that all the way it should be, if you can’t laugh at the President, well who can you laugh at.

But you know, it rang a bell for me. Remember back in the 80s when Ronald Reagan talked about the Strategic Defense Initiative? We laughed and laughed at him, and called it silly. But you know who didn’t laugh? Brezhnev didn’t. At Keflavik, he put the entire Soviet missile system on the table to stop us, and we walked away.

And you know who yelled the loudest at Trump, even over the liberals? Yep, China and Russia. Maybe he has a point, three years later the Soviet Union collapsed. History doesn’t repeat, but there are lessons to be learned. Is this one, I don’t know, and neither does anyone else.

And, of course

Some from PowerLine.

Happy Sunday.

NASA Reveals “Hand Of God”, and a Squirrel, and a Moose

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NASA Reveals “Hand Of God” | JONATHAN TURLEY.

And courtesy of Two Nerdy History Girls another reason that American TV used to be great.

 

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Bakken from Space

I was over at Midwest Energy News today and they have a time lapse from the International Space Station that really neat. Amongst other things, There is a strange new city showing up in the dark west, northwest from Minot, ND. What is it? The Bakken Oil Field.

There’s a really cool time-lapse video from the International Space Station bouncing around the interwebs right now. Watch and you’ll see dramatic images of the Northern Lights and a string of lightning storms as the space station swirls around the earth.

Being a bit of a geography buff, though, I can’t help but try to figure out specific locations based on the lights of different cities. And as the video sweeps across North America, I noticed a couple of “cities” that won’t appear on any maps.

Earth | Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over | NASA, ISS from Michael König on Vimeo.

 

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Later in their article there is an annotated static picture showing the field. I don’t have anything to add, it’s just pretty darned cool.

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