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I should have though to ask the guys if they were fans of The Beatles. They could do a pretty awesome cover of several of the iconic classics like 'Happiness Is A Warm Gun', 'Helter Skelter', 'Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey' (White Album); 'I Want You' (She's So Heavy)' off Abbey Road, 'Hey Bulldog' from Yellow Submarine, 'Rain' the B-Side of the Paperback Writer, 'Day Tripper' the flip side of the world's 1st double-A side which was paired with We Can Work It Out, 'She Said She Said' from Revolver, 'I've Got A Feeling' from Let It Be and 'Don't Let Me Down' which was the B-side to Get Back. Alright lads, get to work on this & play one of them at your next N'awlins gig!!!!
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I met the band at Dot's Diner in New Orleans. I didn't know they were a musical group but I thought they were cool because one was wearing a NASA Meatball logo t-shirt and another one was wearing a Starset concert t-shirt. So I stopped by their table to chat with them & found out they had played at Twist of Lime in Metairie last night. Their careers as rocket engineers for NASA didn't go too well so I hope this rock n' roll gig works out for them. I have listened to some of their songs online and they are a pretty good hard rock band. I'm going to download their album to crank up when I'm cruising the interstate. Maybe I can catch them on their next visit to the New Orleans area and join them for breakfast at Dot's. I can't get enough of talking about NASA and the space program! Rock on guys & thanks for the cool Hindsight koozie!
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Operation Paperclip certainly involved our military recruiting some very unethical and immoral true believing Nazis to come to the US to work for our government. Von Braun was not one of those reprehensible people but he is the most well known thanks to his very public role in promoting the space program and as the leader of the engineering effort at MSFC to build the rockets that took Americans to the moon with Project Apollo. Even vocal von Braun critic Michael Neufeld (seen in the video) acknowledged that von Braun was not a war criminal but rather an opportunist who took advantage of his position. We should be angry about those who our government recruited who played a personally active role in torturing, experimenting upon and murdering concentration camp prisoners.  There were @ 1600 doctors, scientists, metallurgists and engineers out of 24,000 candidates brought to the US under Paperclip. There were a large number of known Nazis recruited by the OSS/CIA after the war to spy on the Soviets. There were a plethora of Nazis who were able to flee Germany via the Vatican/Catholic Church "Rat Line" after the war. How many people know the names of truly evil Nazis like Otto Ambros, Theodor Benzinger, Friedrich Hoffman, Siegfried Knemeyer, Richard Kuhn, Ulrich Luft, Konrad Schaefer, Walter Schreiber, Hubertus Strughold, Erich Traub, Herbert Wagner, Mikola Ledbed, Andrija Artukovic, Gustav Hilger, Theodor Saevecke, etc., that were recruited for exploitation by the Americans? What about the deal we made with the members of the Japanese biological warfare Unit 731? We agreed not to persecute them for war crimes in order to get their experimental data. There is plenty to be outraged about regarding Operation Paperclip but von Braun and his Team are one of the few bright spots where we greatly benefited from bringing Germans to America.
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Operation Paperclip certainly involved our military recruiting some very unethical and immoral true believing Nazis to come to the US to work for our government. Von Braun was not one of those reprehensible people but he is the most well known thanks to his very public role in promoting the space program and as the leader of the engineering effort at MSFC to build the rockets that took Americans to the moon with Project Apollo. Even vocal von Braun critic Michael Neufeld (seen in the video) acknowledged that von Braun was not a war criminal but rather an opportunist who took advantage of his position. We should be angry about those who our government recruited who played a personally active role in torturing, experimenting upon and murdering concentration camp prisoners.  There were @ 1600 doctors, scientists, metallurgists and engineers out of 24,000 candidates brought to the US under Paperclip. There were a large number of known Nazis recruited by the OSS/CIA after the war to spy on the Soviets. There were a plethora of Nazis who were able to flee Germany via the Vatican/Catholic Church "Rat Line" after the war. How many people know the names of truly evil Nazis like Otto Ambros, Theodor Benzinger, Friedrich Hoffman, Siegfried Knemeyer, Richard Kuhn, Ulrich Luft, Konrad Schaefer, Walter Schreiber, Hubertus Strughold, Erich Traub, Herbert Wagner, Mikola Ledbed, Andrija Artukovic, Gustav Hilger, Theodor Saevecke, etc., that were recruited for exploitation by the Americans? What about the deal we made with the members of the Japanese biological warfare Unit 731? We agreed not to persecute them for war crimes in order to get their experimental data. There is plenty to be outraged about regarding Operation Paperclip but von Braun and his Team are one of the few bright spots where we greatly benefited from bringing Germans to America.
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It is amazing how cigarettes replaced paper currency in post-war Germany. Life and death for so many Germans based on Black Market trade.
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If the German armaments establishment had been focused on the development of the jet fighter and bomber there may have been a different ending to the war in Europe. By delaying work on jet propulsion, it was a case of too little, too late. Thankfully the Nazis wasted valuable money, material and labor on the strategically useless A4/V2 program. If that program had been cancelled and the resources channeled into the Me-262 or other viable military program, the Allies would have suffered far more casualties and expended more effort to win the war.
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I met the band at Dot's Diner in New Orleans. I didn't know they were a musical group but I thought they were cool because one was wearing a NASA Meatball logo t-shirt and another one was wearing a Starset concert t-shirt. So I stopped by their table to chat with them & found out they had played at Twist of Lime in Metairie last night. Their careers as rocket engineers for NASA didn't go too well so I hope this rock n' roll gig works out for them. I have listened to some of their songs online and they are a pretty good hard rock band. I'm going to download their album to crank up when I'm cruising the interstate. Maybe I can catch them on their next visit to the New Orleans area and join them for breakfast at Dot's. I can't get enough of talking about NASA and the space program! Rock on guys & thanks for the cool Hindsight koozie!
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My Dad spent his year in Vietnam at Cam Ranh Bay, September of 68 through September of 69. He was an E-3 and worked on the electronics of the F-4 Phantom IIs and the C-7 Caribou transport.  Any idea of the time frame on these videos?
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Operation Paperclip certainly involved our military recruiting some very unethical and immoral true believing Nazis to come to the US to work for our government. Von Braun was not one of those reprehensible people but he is the most well known thanks to his very public role in promoting the space program and as the leader of the engineering effort at MSFC to build the rockets that took Americans to the moon with Project Apollo. Even vocal von Braun critic Michael Neufeld (seen in the video) acknowledged that von Braun was not a war criminal but rather an opportunist who took advantage of his position. We should be angry about those who our government recruited who played a personally active role in torturing, experimenting upon and murdering concentration camp prisoners.  There were @ 1600 doctors, scientists, metallurgists and engineers out of 24,000 candidates brought to the US under Paperclip. There were a large number of known Nazis recruited by the OSS/CIA after the war to spy on the Soviets. There were a plethora of Nazis who were able to flee Germany via the Vatican/Catholic Church "Rat Line" after the war. How many people know the names of truly evil Nazis like Otto Ambros, Theodor Benzinger, Friedrich Hoffman, Siegfried Knemeyer, Richard Kuhn, Ulrich Luft, Konrad Schaefer, Walter Schreiber, Hubertus Strughold, Erich Traub, Herbert Wagner, Mikola Ledbed, Andrija Artukovic, Gustav Hilger, Theodor Saevecke, etc., that were recruited for exploitation by the Americans? What about the deal we made with the members of the Japanese biological warfare Unit 731? We agreed not to persecute them for war crimes in order to get their experimental data. There is plenty to be outraged about regarding Operation Paperclip but von Braun and his Team are one of the few bright spots where we greatly benefited from bringing Germans to America.
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Operation Paperclip certainly involved our military recruiting some very unethical and immoral true believing Nazis to come to the US to work for our government. Von Braun was not one of those reprehensible people but he is the most well known thanks to his very public role in promoting the space program and as the leader of the engineering effort at MSFC to build the rockets that took Americans to the moon with Project Apollo. Even vocal von Braun critic Michael Neufeld (seen in the video) acknowledged that von Braun was not a war criminal but rather an opportunist who took advantage of his position. We should be angry about those who our government recruited who played a personally active role in torturing, experimenting upon and murdering concentration camp prisoners.  There were @ 1600 doctors, scientists, metallurgists and engineers out of 24,000 candidates brought to the US under Paperclip. There were a large number of known Nazis recruited by the OSS/CIA after the war to spy on the Soviets. There were a plethora of Nazis who were able to flee Germany via the Vatican/Catholic Church "Rat Line" after the war. How many people know the names of truly evil Nazis like Otto Ambros, Theodor Benzinger, Friedrich Hoffman, Siegfried Knemeyer, Richard Kuhn, Ulrich Luft, Konrad Schaefer, Walter Schreiber, Hubertus Strughold, Erich Traub, Herbert Wagner, Mikola Ledbed, Andrija Artukovic, Gustav Hilger, Theodor Saevecke, etc., that were recruited for exploitation by the Americans? What about the deal we made with the members of the Japanese biological warfare Unit 731? We agreed not to persecute them for war crimes in order to get their experimental data. There is plenty to be outraged about regarding Operation Paperclip but von Braun and his Team are one of the few bright spots where we greatly benefited from bringing Germans to America.
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Thank you Norman Krasna and all of those with the US Army Signal Corps (and others) who documented the liberation of these Concentration-Extermination Camps lest we forget.
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JFK was by far and away our best looking Commander-in-Chief. He just exudes confidence and capability. What a contrast with LBJ who just doesn't have that look but who would soon assume the office of the President just a few months after this film was shot.
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New Orleans
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Tennessee - TN, AL, LA
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Modern American & European Historian from WWI through the Cold War and Space Race.
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Survived 5 major bowel surgeries so far...
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    2001
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I was listening to The Neutral Ground with Kaare Johnson on AM 1280. He was doing trivia about New York and if you called in with the correct answer you would win a New York Pizza pizza. I happened to know the answer one afternoon, called in and won. My wife and I went today to try the pizza not knowing what to expect since this was our first visit. We were greeted and waited on by Susan who owns the restaurant (along with her husband Wayne). She was quite the character and we enjoyed talking to her. I wound up getting a large extra cheese pizza and my wife got a small hamburger and pineapple pizza. I don't know where Susan gets their cheese from but Oh My God it was delicious. The pizza sauce was tangy without being overly seasoned like many other pizza places in our area does. The crust was excellent, not too crispy allowing me to chew it and savor the flavor of the decadent cheese, sauce and grease from the cheese. I had a mouthgasm over this combination of pizza goodness. Despite being a "New York" restaurant I appreciated the appropriately sweet (but not Diabetic sweet) tea. This is the 2nd best pizza I have had the pleasure of consuming in all of my travels. #1 was a hole in the wall in East Tennessee with New York Pizza coming in a close 2nd. My wife and I will take our friends and family here for pizza in the future. I am sure they won't be disappointed as this is just darned good pizza that leaves you feeling satisfied. So a big thanks to Kaare Johnson for sending us to this great place and a big thanks to Susan for making us this fantastic thin-crust New York Pizza. We'll see you again soon!
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Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
Jimmy Carter is the first President that I fully remember being in office. I have a partial memory of the end of the disgraced Nixon's tenure and the brief Administration of Ford. So it was a walk down memory lane to visit Carter's Museum. It is a beautiful campus and a calm, tranquil place just to sit outside and enjoy the scenery. Once you enter the building you go through the gift shop to start the tour. You learn the history of Carter's life in Georgia and the world in which he came of age. Then you discover that his time in the US Navy as a Submariner made a great impact on his life. His marriage to Roslyn probably kept Carter from making a career of the Navy. His family drew him back to Georgia where the inequality and lack of positive political change pushed him to get into politics to make a difference in the lives of his neighbors and for the citizens of the state. He was a popular Governor who was a genuine outsider to the Beltway politics of Washington. The museum does a great job of putting this history into the context of the time with Carter's intentions and then showing the consequences of his actions. You see what the pressing issues of the day were and how Carter ran against Ford to win the Presidency. Carter had many highs in office but the Museum doesn't shy away discussing the difficulties of the Administration including the Iranian Hostage Crisis; the Energy Crisis and the economy. While he left office feeling that there was more to be accomplished he did not fade quietly into the night. The Museum also details his great humanitarian work as an ex-President including Habitat for Humanity, addressing world hunger and health issues, monitoring elections in emerging democracies, etc. I left the Museum with a much great appreciation for the accomplishments of President Carter. The Museum put Carter's life in context which is what you need in understanding history. I highly recommend taking a day to visit this Museum when you are in the Atlanta area.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
We have been taking our vehicles to Julie and her staff at CARS since 2006. They are a very professional and highly competent auto repair shop. They offer many services for your car that can be found at other service shops but we are loyal to CARS because they are honest and they stand by their work. I used to worry about getting my car serviced or repaired because I just never knew if the people working on my car were trustworthy. I have never had that feeling with Julie and CARS. I know that if they say their is an issue that they are telling me the truth and they will actually repair the problem right the first time. As long as we live in this region we will use CARS for all of our automotive maintenance and repair issues.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
I haven't been very impressed with several of the area praline offerings as none of the confectionery makers made a praline worth seeking out. This all changed during the 2010 Jazz Fest where I had the honor of being a volunteer worker assisting Loretta of Loretta's Authentic Pralines when she did her praline cooking demonstration. When I sampled her cooking I was blown away as they were by far and away the best pralines I have ever tasted. If I could I would have made myself sick as I couldn't stop eating them. It is no joke that these are the best creamy New Orleans style pralines in the world. I went by her Marigny store on N. Rampart & you could smell the delicious as soon as you walked in the door. She offers many tasty items but she is best known for her pralines. So if you want to bite into the best tasting creamy pralines on Earth, do yourself a favor and stop by Loretta's and I promise you won't be sorry.
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Public - 5 years ago
reviewed 5 years ago
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This isn't the newest or most opulent hotel but it is a well-managed facility that has met our needs at a decent price. It is located near Seattle Center which is great when you are here to play tourist. Most local attractions are within walking distance or a short drive or shuttle ride. There are numerous restaurants from basic diners to fine dining in the area. We have really enjoyed the breakfast buffet here at the hotel. Staff has been helpful & responsive to requests. The only real criticism I have is that the room with two double beds is small & it could use more power outlets. Otherwise this has been a stress free & enjoyable place to stay in Seattle.
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Quality: Very GoodFacilities: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Chef Besh took the inspiration for Lüke from his time in the Alsace-Lorraine region of France. This area is known for its mix of French and German culinary dishes and that is reflected in the menu of this establishment. While the menu may be inspired by a faraway place the ingredients for the restaurant are secured from local farmers & suppliers when possible. I understand that most of the ingredients come from a 100 mile radius around New Orleans. The high-quality, fresh ingredients shine in these tasty dishes. Today my wife & I dined at Lüke for our anniversary. Our server was a wonderful young lady (Tara) who was very friendly, courteous & attentive. The kitchen made an error with my wife's omelet & Tara took care of this issue immediately soon returning with the correct omelet. My wife is German & she loved the spätzle & the omelet. I had the buttermilk fried chicken and waffles with bacon gravy and Louisiana muscadine syrup. I also had a side of bacon & a biscuit. The chicken was good if a bit greasy and the bacon was some of the best I have ever eaten. I wasn't crazy about the bacon gravy & I found the muscadine syrup too sweet for my taste. I will know how to order to my peculiar taste on our next visit. The assistant manager checked in with us & chatted for a few minutes. So they do have a very friendly & welcoming staff that took care of our needs and requests. We look forward to returning to Lüke in the future as this restaurant certainly provides a fine dining experience that is expected from a John Besh managed establishment.
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Public - 5 years ago
reviewed 5 years ago