I've always geeked out on war. I have no idea why this is in my DNA (or if you can even find it in DNA) but it's there. I don't think I'm a hawk but I'll be the first to admit that I was all for going into Iraq . . IF, we would have done it correctly and not in a buffoon-like manner which would create a giant vacuum which would create ISIS. But no one listened. I was all for Colin Powel's plan, NOT the one used.
ANYWAY - I especially geek out to WII and have read many many books on the subject from individual battles to all the major players from Bradley, Ike, Rommel and yada yada - EXCEPT Hitler.
I've always wondered how the holocaust could happen and thousands and thousands of people could idolize a lunatic/madman like Hitler. But when I hear Trump's verbal diarrhea about Muslims I can see this happening in this country.
He feeds fear into very ignorant people who believe in his BS. The guy can not even answer a legitimate question on domestic and or foreign policy but can always say he is the greatest ever and people cheer widely. People idolize him exactly like the Germans idolized Hitler when Hitler fear fed them his anti-jew hate rhetoric.
I hope and pray that we have Left AND Right leaning people in America who know that Trump is a real National Security threat. He is feeding ISIS. I blame the media partially for this frenzy with their 24/7 coverage of everything Trump. At what point do Americans say, ENOUGH!
Luckily, the Trump Reich, I believe, is as big as it will get. GOP polls are totally meaningless at this point, remember Gingrich was leading in the polls at this point last time (or the time before that)).
When I was in High School I wanted to be a cartographer (map maker) but knew that there was not really a big call for this. When I was working full time for the State one of my last jobs was learning GIS which is basically map making on steroids.
I saw that there was actually a competition for making a road map of America and it tweaked my interest and now I MUST HAVE THE WINNER.
The Cartography and Geographic Information Society have a contest and in the past it has been won by National Geographic, the CIA and the U.S. Census Bureau but this year the winner was a dude that lives in Oregon!!
Imus Geographic is outstanding and only $30. HOWEVER . . . it does not have Columbus on it.
Netflix accounts for 34.7% of all internet traffic in PrimeTime in North America!
This is the image for March in the 2016 MPI Calendar. The Ruins of the Ice Henge Ruins in Lake Mills.
I can snail mail this to anyone for $20 or you can get them at Sharrows Downtown or The Workshop (soon) across the street for $15. Packed with all sorts of holidays. For instance, yesterday was National Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day. You don't want to miss that next year do you?
And here is a trivia fact. That black blob to the left of the sun is a world renown photographer Kristen Westlake who had her images up in The Workshop that were MUCH more expensive then mine (in the $1,200 range).
OH - THIS YEAR - for the same price as last you you get an extra day!!!! February 29th AT NO EXTRA CHARGE.
El Nino has us in it's grasp. The northern Jet stream is way north and the Sub Tropical is way south which is what happens. Should be hitting 52ish tomorrow as a high. Remember - our average high right now is 32! brrrrrrrrr THIRTY TWO!! We should be 10 to 15 degrees above normal for the next 10 days.
Back to work.