Thought for the day

"An error becomes a mistake only if we refuse to correct it." -- John F. Kennedy

On April 27, 1963, the leader of the Cuban Revolution made his first visit to the USSR, a trip that lasted forty days. He managed to see a lot of cities and visit many factories, secret military bases, a nuclear submarine, walk through Moscow without security guards, talk to officials and ordinary people. He became the first foreigner to appear on the mausoleum stage and even received the title Hero of the Soviet Union.

The Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962 was a direct and dangerous confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War and was the moment the two superpowers came closest to nuclear conflict.

The crisis was unique in many ways, including calculations and miscalculations, as well as direct and covert communication and miscommunication between the two sides.

Flying tigers are flying close by. In that picture every pilot is looking at the airplane next to him and trying to maintain his position while maintaining the same attitude as his neighbor.

The front pilot camera looking at the plane is doing the same thing. Then the planes were very slow and simple. A formation like this would be the stuff of stunt fighters today.

Flying that close was usually done in bad weather to maintain visual contact with the aircraft in front of them and for further flight.

The United States will provide nearly $376 million in new humanitarian aid to vulnerable Venezuelans, including Venezuelan refugees and migrants and their host communities, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday.

Webmaster addition: The US government continues to spend your money like drunken sailors while our nation rots!

During World War II, propaganda posters in the United States were usually moved around town for a walk or work, a trip to the store, in a newspaper or magazine, and at any other time.

Posters were not the only form of propaganda used by the US government. They also employed Hollywood, radio programs and advertising, cartoons, music and other forms of media.

However, posters were more common than other methods of promotion. They were built on a large scale and spread over a large area, whereas a movie could only be seen by theatre-goers.

The United States entered World War I as an allied power in 1917 as an ally of Britain and France. By the time World War I came, the United States was a leader in the recently discovered art of filmmaking and the new profession of commercial advertising.

Such newly discovered technologies were instrumental in shaping the American mind and turning public opinion into a pro-war position.

The government had no time to waste while its citizens made up their mind to join the fight. How can ordinary Americans be convinced to participate in war "over there"?

About a month into the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season, we noted the threat of tropical disturbances could wreak havoc on oil/gas operations in the Gulf of Mexico and send gasoline prices higher. Well, July and August passed with barely any named storms.