• vidkunquisling commented on the blog post Liveblog: Wisconsin Recall

    2012-06-05 22:30:31View | Delete

    Give it up already. You were wrong. (“..none so blind as those that will not see.”) Regeneratively cooled, liquid rocket engines are a hobby of mine. (I’m an engineer and geek.) But, I’ll play along if you like. The WIKI article was as close I could get to “An Idiot’s Guide to the History of Rockets and Missiles.” But, here you go. (These are all in my library and are some of the “non-technical” rocket books covering early rocket history.)

    Von Braun: Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War – M.J. Neufeld

    Project Paperclip: German Scientists and the Cold War – C.G. Lasby

    Von Braun: Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War – Michael J. Neufeld

    Science With A Vengeance: How the Military Created the US Space Sciences After World War II – David H. DeVorki

    Peenemude to Canaveral – D.K. Huzel

    Hitler’s Rockets: The Story of the V-2s – Norman Longmate

    The History Of Germany’s V-weapons In World War II – Benjamin King and Timothy Kutta

    These should get you started. Let me know when you finish them and I’ll send you a larger list somewhat more technical in nature.

  • vidkunquisling commented on the blog post Liveblog: Wisconsin Recall

    2012-06-05 21:41:42View | Delete

    Enter the following in your favorite search engine:
    “Wernher von Braun Wiki”
    Then read the Wikipedia article, top to bottom. Or, click on the link below to the same article:
    LINK
    The actual link is:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wernher_von_Braun

  • vidkunquisling commented on the blog post Liveblog: Wisconsin Recall

    2012-06-05 20:45:14View | Delete

    Are you really that delusional? Operation Paperclip at the end of WWII brought German ROCKET SCIENTISTS to the U.S. to help start up our own missile programs. (The Russians grabbed them some, too, to work on their missile program.) These scientists worked on the V-2 (A-4) during the war and were held as “suspect” by Himmler (SS and Gestapo.) The chief scientist, Dr. Werner von Braun, was head of NASA until the early 70′s and lead the team that designed the Saturn V rocket and Apollo capsules. (Mercury, Gemini, Apollo were developed under this group.) None of the scientists were *leaders* of Germany. Several (including von Braun) were arrested by the Gestapo in late 1944, but were released when the Wermacht (German Army) intervened, because they were deemed irreplaceable. Most became U.S. citizens in the 1950′s and all have since died. Geeze. You demonstrate profound historical ignorance. I retort: *YOU* go look it up.

  • You can’t even get the quote right:
    “The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.”

    That’s the correct quote. Glad you like Patton. Here are some more choice quotes of his:

    “Americans love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle.”

    “A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.”

    “Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.”

    “Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.”

  • vidkunquisling commented on the diary post Your RW relative, “They never had to gas Tea Partiers!” by spocko.

    2011-11-20 10:45:36View | Delete

    Right-wingers Progressives aren’t interested in an exchange of ideas, as theirs are fixed for all time.

    There, fixed it for you. Just read these replies. Talk about projection! Most of these posts are nearly self-referential!

  • vidkunquisling commented on the diary post Could Shale Gas Reignite the US Economy? by TobyWollin.

    2011-11-06 10:49:36View | Delete

    With regard to “Energy Apollo Project”, we have already done it: Nuclear energy. The following is a long (but hopefully cogent) argument explaining why nuclear energy is really our only long-term alternative. Because of the laws of physics, in particular the 2nd law of thermodynamics, there is really no such thing as “renewable” energy. The [...]

  • Did anyone besides me see this?
    Link
    Warning: It’s a Fox News link.

  • vidkunquisling commented on the blog post Good News About Possible Treatment for Malaria

    2011-10-20 11:45:11View | Delete

    Malaria is an ancient disease and has evolved to survive assaults by our immune system. It is caused by a plasmodium, which is a type of “protozoan” and not a bacteria or virus. It has evolved an arsenal of ways to avoid the normal immune reactions (see Arcparser #6 reply.) Numerous other animals besides humans can contract malaria, another sign that it is an “ancient” disease. In fact, the carriers of the gene for sickle-cell anemia historically originate from areas where falciparum malaria is endemic. The heterozygous carriers of the gene have some natural immunity to that form of malaria. One third of all Sub-Saharan Africans carry the gene along with some groups from the Mediterranean. Again, this shows the “ancient” nature of the disease and the fact that it is highly evolved to survive immune systems in animals. It’s a tough organism.

  • vidkunquisling commented on the blog post Why Does George Will Hate Billionaires?

    2011-10-08 09:53:17View | Delete

    Ah, yes, the liberals’ “Inconvenient Truth” : The 10% of households with the highest incomes pay more than 70% of federal income taxes, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

    LINK

    No amount of squealing and squawking changes this simple mathematical fact. You are a TAX DENIER.

  • vidkunquisling commented on the blog post Goldman Predicts Unemployment Rising in 2012

    2011-10-05 18:43:19View | Delete

    “America should tax the rich more and use the money to create jobs. ”
    Exactly how would that work? Since the private sector creates real jobs, would you not have to turn right around and give the money back to private sector? Unless of course you plan to use the money to just hire people to “work for” the government, doing, ..what? How do you choose who is to get the money? Enlighten me.

  • In case anyone missed this, here’s something from the past you may or may not enjoy.

    LINK

  • I still think his hair looks good, though. Wonder who did the plugs? Does anyone know? I’m getting a little thin on top, myself.

  • vidkunquisling commented on the diary post The NPR I Knew Is Gone by cindi_LA.

    2011-09-30 20:56:24View | Delete

    Jesus! Everybody is deserting you guys! I guess soon you will left all alone. Let’s see, deserted by: Obama, the Democrat party, possibly the Jewish vote, MSNBC, Rachel Maddow, ABC news, Daily Kos, and now NPR! Soon, all you will have left will be yourselves. I could almost feel sorry for progressives, everywhere. On second [...]

  • vidkunquisling commented on the diary post How Do You Know When You’ve Become a Terrorist State? by Scarecrow.

    2011-09-30 20:14:09View | Delete

    OK, then why don’t you move to another country? Can’t find one as nice as this one? (/s, so don’t blow, yet.) Of course, it is your country just like it is my country . It’s as much your right to stay here and change things as it is mine. Too bad for you that the “majority of [...]

  • vidkunquisling commented on the diary post How Do You Know When You’ve Become a Terrorist State? by Scarecrow.

    2011-09-30 19:58:23View | Delete

    Obama is pretty smart and has access to information that neither of us do. Could it be, and I’m just speculating here, that, being in his position as Commander in Chief and the ultimate authority in charge of our security, he has had some kind of epiphany or come to realize something that you are [...]

  • vidkunquisling commented on the diary post How Do You Know When You’ve Become a Terrorist State? by Scarecrow.

    2011-09-30 19:28:27View | Delete

    “IT IS OVER FOR THIS DEMOCRACY. WE ARE NOW IN A NAZI/FACIST DICTATORSHIP guranteed by the corporatist for the corporatist.” No. In a NAZI/FACIST dictatorship you would be arrested for defaming the PTB (Great Leader Obama and the Revolutionary Obat Party of the People and Defenders of the Worker’s Paradise), placed in detention, probably tortured [...]

  • vidkunquisling commented on the diary post How Do You Know When You’ve Become a Terrorist State? by Scarecrow.

    2011-09-30 19:02:38View | Delete

    Population of the Third Reich in 1939: 84,000,000 (approx). WWII Military deaths: 5,530,000 WWII Civilian deaths: 1,220,000-3,270,000 WWII Total deaths as % of population: 8.0-10.5 Population of Japan in 1939: 71,380,000 (approx). WWII Military deaths: 2,120,000 WWII Civilian deaths: 500,000 – 1,000,000 WWII Total deaths as % of population: 3.7-4.7 Source Wiki In just these two [...]

  • vidkunquisling commented on the diary post How Do You Know When You’ve Become a Terrorist State? by Scarecrow.

    2011-09-30 14:51:07View | Delete

    Man-o-man, Rahm was certainly right. Most of you are “f*cking retards.” When one of you has a friend or relative killed by a terrorist, then would you really be saying these things? Those of you who live in N.Y., would you give a printed copy of this thread to a spouse of someone killed on [...]

  • Why all the bile directed at David Brooks? Many “right wingers” write for other publications with even more to-the-right ideas and I don’t ever see them castigated here with such vehemence. Oh, wait, I remember now. It’s the NY Times. Not supposed to promulgate any views other than the progressive dogma. Somebody left of center [...]

  • I’ll bet he makes more money than you do. I wish I made what he makes. Doesn’t sound so phony-baloney to me when you get a big check periodically.

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