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07-Rome OST-jeff beal-Riot into the senate pullo finds the silver (only end)

August 3rd, 2014

07-Rome OST-jeff beal-Riot within the senate pullo finds the gold (only end)

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NASA’s MESSENGER Finds New Evidence for Water Ice at Mercury’s Poles

June 7th, 2014

A few nice Washington Radio images I found:

NASA’s MESSENGER Finds New Evidence for Water Ice at Mercury’s Poles
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Image by NASA Goddard Photo and Video
New observations by the MESSENGER spacecraft provide compelling support for the long-held hypothesis that Mercury harbors abundant water ice and other frozen volatile materials in its permanently shadowed polar craters.

Three independent lines of evidence support this conclusion: the first measurements of excess hydrogen at Mercury’s north pole with MESSENGER’s Neutron Spectrometer, the first measurements of the reflectance of Mercury’s polar deposits at near-infrared wavelengths with the Mercury Laser Altimeter (MLA), and the first detailed models of the surface and near-surface temperatures of Mercury’s north polar regions that utilize the actual topography of Mercury’s surface measured by the MLA. These findings are presented in three papers published online today in Science Express.

Given its proximity to the Sun, Mercury would seem to be an unlikely place to find ice. But the tilt of Mercury’s rotational axis is almost zero — less than one degree — so there are pockets at the planet’s poles that never see sunlight. Scientists suggested decades ago that there might be water ice and other frozen volatiles trapped at Mercury’s poles.

The idea received a boost in 1991, when the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico detected unusually radar-bright patches at Mercury’s poles, spots that reflected radio waves in the way one would expect if there were water ice. Many of these patches corresponded to the location of large impact craters mapped by the Mariner 10 spacecraft in the 1970s. But because Mariner saw less than 50 percent of the planet, planetary scientists lacked a complete diagram of the poles to compare with the images.

MESSENGER’s arrival at Mercury last year changed that. Images from the spacecraft’s Mercury Dual Imaging System taken in 2011 and earlier this year confirmed that radar-bright features at Mercury’s north and south poles are within shadowed regions on Mercury’s surface, findings that are consistent with the water-ice hypothesis.

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Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center: Boeing B-29 Superfortress “Enola Gay”, with Lockheed P-38J-10-LO Lightning
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Image by Chris Devers
Quoting Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum | Lockheed P-38J-10-LO Lightning :

In the P-38 Lockheed engineer Clarence "Kelly" Johnson and his team of designers created one of the most successful twin-engine fighters ever flown by any nation. From 1942 to 1945, U. S. Army Air Forces pilots flew P-38s over Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Pacific, and from the frozen Aleutian Islands to the sun-baked deserts of North Africa. Lightning pilots in the Pacific theater downed more Japanese aircraft than pilots flying any other Allied warplane.

Maj. Richard I. Bong, America’s leading fighter ace, flew this P-38J-10-LO on April 16, 1945, at Wright Field, Ohio, to evaluate an experimental method of interconnecting the movement of the throttle and propeller control levers. However, his right engine exploded in flight before he could conduct the experiment.

Transferred from the United States Air Force.

Lockheed Aircraft Company


Country of Origin:
United States of America

Overall: 390 x 1170cm, 6345kg, 1580cm (12ft 9 9/16in. x 38ft 4 5/8in., 13988.2lb., 51ft 10 1/16in.)


Physical Description:
Twin-tail boom and twin-engine fighter; tricycle landing gear.

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Quoting Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum | Boeing B-29 Superfortress "Enola Gay":

Boeing’s B-29 Superfortress was the most sophisticated propeller-driven bomber of World War II and the first bomber to house its crew in pressurized compartments. Although designed to fight in the European theater, the B-29 found its niche on the other side of the globe. In the Pacific, B-29s delivered a variety of aerial weapons: conventional bombs, incendiary bombs, mines, and two nuclear weapons.

On August 6, 1945, this Martin-built B-29-45-MO dropped the first atomic weapon used in combat on Hiroshima, Japan. Three days later, Bockscar (on display at the U.S. Air Force Museum near Dayton, Ohio) dropped a second atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan. Enola Gay flew as the advance weather reconnaissance aircraft that day. A third B-29, The Great Artiste, flew as an observation aircraft on both missions.

Transferred from the United States Air Force.

Boeing Aircraft Co.
Martin Co., Omaha, Nebr.


Country of Origin:
United States of America

Overall: 900 x 3020cm, 32580kg, 4300cm (29ft 6 5/16in. x 99ft 1in., 71825.9lb., 141ft 15/16in.)

Polished overall aluminum finish

Physical Description:
Four-engine heavy bomber with semi-monoqoque fuselage and high-aspect ratio wings. Polished aluminum finish overall, standard late-World War II Army Air Forces insignia on wings and aft fuselage and serial number on vertical fin; 509th Composite Group markings painted in black; "Enola Gay" in black, block letters on lower left nose.

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Hitler finds out Obama lost the debate.

October 19th, 2012

Hitler finds out Obama lost the debate.

Just to be clear I dislike both of these guys but Obama had this coming after last night. Note: I am aware of the spelling. The final draft didn’t save for some reason so you are seeing my first thoughts before I went back to edit the video. Besides, I’m a pilot not a poet. However, if you feel the need to be super cool and point out my errors knock yourself out. — See the 60-sec version at Original State of the Union version (over 1 million views!): and Obama budget speeches (200000 views!):
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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The Great Old Radio Shows – The Burns and Allen Show – Success Finds George & Gracie

April 28th, 2012
Washington Radio
by dctim1

The Great Old Radio Shows – The Burns and Allen Show – Success Finds George & Gracie

George and Gracie first inherited their old radio show in 1934.  For two years they had made regular appearances on The Guy Lombardo Show, but when Lombardo moved from CBS to NBC, George and Gracie stayed and took over the show.  The show was named The Adventures of Gracie Allen until September 30, 1936 when the show’s name was changed to The Burns and Allen Show.

The problem with a new radio show, as many vaudevillians discovered, was the constant need for new and fresh material.  An act could exist for years in vaudeville with 60 minutes of material.  On the radio  the same audience would be back week after week.

George later summed it up nicely:  “On one show we had done half our act; we still had half an act left and twenty years to fill.” The show was a hit.  George explained why: “Women understood Gracie.  Men thought they were married to her.

And everyone knew someone just like her.”

When it came to the radio, and later television, Gracie suffered stage fright.  The first year they were on the air, Gracie refused to have a studio audience, even insisting the windows to the studio be blocked. When she finally did consent to allow an audience in, the stage crew installed footlights on the stage which brightened the stage and darkened the audience.  The audience was requested not to laugh or applaud.  They even gave Gracie an oversized microphone she could hide behind.

While Gracie was content to merely act, George was the creative force behind the scenes. His sense of rhythm was spot on and he simply knew what was funny and what was best for Gracie.

The show remained in New York City for the next five years.

In 1939, however, the movies were calling George and Gracie and they made the move to Hollywood.

Interestingly, for the first eight years of the show George and Gracie did not play a married couple.  Instead, the show revolved around the romantic escapades of each of them individually. These flirtation routines had been the backbone of their vaudeville act.

When the show started slipping in the ratings, George knew they were doing something wrong. After giving it a great deal of thought, he decided that he and Gracie were too old to be playing young single people.  After all, they had been married in real life since 1926 – some 16 years!

One night while laying in bed, he reportedly woke Gracie up and told her that he was changing the  format of the show.  He wanted them to play themselves, as a married couple.  One night in 1942, George simply introduced the show by stating that he and Gracie had been married in real life for 16 years, they had two wonderful children, and from then on the show was going to be about them as a married couple.

By the way, I cannot  find a copy of that episode, nor do I know the exact date – only that it happened before October, 1942.  If you happen to have a copy of this old time radio episode, or have any additional information, please let me know.

Once the transition was made on the air, the ratings took off again, and George and Gracie’s old radio show became one of the favorites of all the old time radio shows.  In fact it was popular for another decade until it moved to television.

Unlike other of the great old radio shows, Burns and Allen did not appear simultaneously on TV and Radio. Gracie did not want the commitment of doing both.

George would later reflect that the radio shows were the favorite part of his career. He said that  “Radio was a place where performers who could do nothing but talk, could talk.”

If you would like to hear several selections of The Burns and Allen old radio show, you will find several of them on my blog.

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Senate finds way to cut trash volume by 50%

April 6th, 2011

Senate finds way to cut trash volume by 50%
MANILA, Philippines — The Senate was able to reduce the volume of its trash by 50 percent due to a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) established in its vicinity. Sen. Pilar Juliana “Pia” Cayetano said as early as the 13th Congress, she had pushed for the establishment of an MRF and the implementation of the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 or Republic Act 9003 in the Upper chamber.
Read more on Manila Bulletin

Without drama, fugitive Wis. Democrats return to Senate
Wisconsin’s Democratic state senators returned to work yesterday with little fanfare, a stark contrast to the scene in February when their dramatic decision to flee the state in protest over an antiunion bill helped fuel massive protests that made the state the center of a national fight over union rights.
Read more on Boston Globe

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‘Golden Voice’ homeless man finds job, home after viral video success

January 19th, 2011

Ted Williams, a homeless US man with a deep, refined voice has become an overnight online sensation after being “discovered” by a local reporter on a street corner in Columbus, Ohio. The 53 year-old has now been offered a job by the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers and is being pursued by NFL Films for possible work. Williams said the team had offered him a two-year contract and said they would pay his living expenses. Williams was recently living in a tent and whose past includes a lengthy list of arrests. He has served time in prison for theft and forgery and has been cited with numerous misdemeanours, including drug abuse. In New York, Williams’ mother Julia was thrilled her only child was turning his life around. RT on Facebook: RT on Twitter:

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Alex Covers Obama’s Health Care Reform Bill and Finds ‘illegals’ are “EXEMPT” on Alex Jones Tv

June 22nd, 2010

(NaturalNews) Mrs. Bouchard seemed upset. “I can’t afford health care as yet.” The new health reform bill Made her sickly and ill “But I’d rather have cancer than debt!” What’s really in Obama’s health care reform bill? Almost no one knows, and here’s why: It’s 1017 pages long and written in an alien form of bureaucratic English that can barely be decoded by earthlings. And yet, astonishingly, a US Army translator has been found who speaks “Washington Doublespeak” and he was kind enough to decode the bill and post his plain-language findings over at ( Below, we reprint what he found in the health care reform bill. As you read this, keep in mind that some of these translations are a bit loose with the interpretations, but I’ve personally spot-checked these points, and they are indeed all contained in the bill in one form or another (shrouded in Doublespeak language, of course). Editor’s note: I don’t personally agree with every interpretation listed here, and some of the bill’s provisions are actually good ideas (like banning doctors from owning stock in health care companies). But overall, this interpretation points out many alarming provisions in the proposed health care reform bill… From CMS at • Page 16: States that if you have insurance at the time of the bill becoming law and change, you will be required to take a similar plan. If that is not available, you will be required to take the government option! • Page

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Kennehoochee Amateur Radio Hamfest Finds

February 25th, 2010

Image taken on 2007-03-17 08:05:37 by The Rocketeer.

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Old Time Radio Finds New Fans 50 Years on

September 1st, 2009

Turn back the clock a few decades to a time when fresh milk was still delivered to the doorstep’s of the nation in glass bottles, when sliced bread was a recent innovation and when pop-up toasters were the height of sophistication … back to when times were simple …

…there was old-time-radio.

Of course, we call it “old-time-radio” today but back in the 1930s, 40s and 50s, radio was the newest, most popular and powerful medium around. Radio was to the 1930s what the Internet was to the 1990s.

The years between 1959 and 1962 are often referred to as the Golden Age of Radio — and radio programs that were broadcast during that period had significantly more variety than radio programming today.

The shows captured the hearts and imaginations of Americans from coast to coast. It was a time when families would gather ’round the radio in the living room — that “magic box” that had the mysterious power to snatch laughter, tears, drama, thrills and adventure out of the air and bring it into our homes.

The Golden Age of Radio started in 1929 with the debut of radio shows like The Goldbergs, True Detective Mysteries, National Farm and Home Hour, and the Rudy Vallee Show. It continued through into the 1930s when shows like Fibber McGee and Molly, Lux Radio Theater, The Aldrich Family, Bob Hope, and the Al Jolson Show hit the airwaves.

By the 1940s radio broadcasting was in full flow. Shows like Abbott and Costello, Escape, Suspense, This is Your FBI, the Judy Canova Show, You Bet Your Life, and The Adventures of Phillip Marlow dominated the airwaves

By the time the 1950s came around radio had a serious competitor in the form of television, but many high quality shows could be heard every night of the week. Gusnmoke, Dimension X, Tales of the Texas Rangers, Dr. Kildare and The Sixty-Four Dollar Question were heard by countless millions.

As the 1950s came to a close the glory years of radio were coming to an end. In September 1962 the last episodes of Suspense and Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar were broadcast. It was the end of a glorious era. An era that exploded into the public consciousness in the 1920s, but had finally been cast aside in favor of the new visual medium of television.

What happened to all of those wonderful old time radio shows and why would anyone want to listen to these shows today?

It’s been over 70 years since Amos n’ Andy hit the airwaves, nearly 50 years since Fibber McGee’s junk-filled closet crashed down on anyone that happened to open the door, and over 40 years since Johnny Dollar filed his final expenses claim, so why would anyone want to listen to decades-old radio shows when we have literally hundreds of TV and cable channels to choose from, and an endless selection of movies on the big screen, not to mention online entertainment with all its interactive bells and whistles?

One of the primary reasons is nostalgia for the “Good Old Days”. Old-time-radio shows enable listeners to take a pleasant stroll down memory lane to when times were simple. For the older generations it brings back memories of when they were younger, and for todays youngsters it provides a wonderful insight into just how much lives have changed over the years.

Another reason why the old time radio shows are seeing a renaissance is the amazing variety of shows that were recorded during radio’s golden period. There are thousands of old time-radio programs to appeal to every taste, mood and age group, covering everything from surreal comedy through to spine tingling thrillers.

Finally, there an ever increasing desire for wholesome entertainment. Old-time-radio shows offer a refreshing respite from the vulgarities, profanities, sex and violence that punctuate modern-day TV, movies and other forms of entertainment.

Fortunately, over the years many people have collected and restored these old shows so that they can be enjoyed again as much by older listeners as a new generation coming to them for the first time. Ironically, it was the growth in popularity of a brand new technological medium, the Internet, that really helped to make these classic radio shows available to a wider audience.

So, whether it is for nostalgia reasons, for wholesomeness, or just for plain entertainment value, old-time radio shows are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to today’s mainstream media and one that is well worth checking out whether you’re 9 or 90.

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