There used to be a lot of Russian around…..

There used to be a lot of Russian around…..

here once.

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Now only tourists and a Warsaw Pact tank track painted in peaceful lilac or is it mulberry?  I was in Prague in 2008, forty years after this intervention or ‘fraternal assistance against anti-social forces’ as the Soviet envoy described it.

The Russians are onside now and will never invade anyone ever again.  Ever!  Eh!

Woops!

 

more pics from the Prague file soon.

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If you find yourself empathetic to,  or in agreement with Bukowski then something sometime probably went wrong in your life. While he believes himself to be a soft person with just an ugly exterior, one can’t help but see some ugliness in the way he treats women now and again. Seriously I would wish at 58 to have more in common with Woody Allen, Noam Chomsky, or Martin Scorsese, but the quotes…

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Despite cost of living, LIFE is still popular option

Despite cost of living, LIFE is still popular option

Some heavy hitters of the ‘thinking’ game have said

When a man finds that it is his destiny to suffer, he will have to accept his suffering as his task; his single and unique task. He will have to acknowledge the fact that even in suffering he is unique and alone in the universe. No one can relieve him of his suffering or suffer in his place. His unique opportunity lies in the way in which he…

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A Star in California……

The Lockheed Starfighter. On 7 May 1958 U.S. Air Force Major Howard C. Johnson, flying…

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This is of course, the Starfighter.

On 7 May 1958 U.S. Air Force Major Howard C. Johnson, flying YF-104A 55-2957, broke the world altitude record by flying to 91,243 feet (27,811 m) at Edwards AFB.

On 16 May 1958, U.S. Air Force Capt Walter W. Irwin flying YF-104A 55-2969 set a world speed record of 1,404.19 mph over a 15/25 kilometer course at Edwards AFB.

Essentially it could climb to an…

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