Thoughts from the workbench of Radical RC. The online retailer of electronics and kits for radio control aircraft. Dave Thacker shares his thoughts and knowledge of electronics, batteries, kit design and overall enjoyment of the hobby.
One of my favorite events. This is a smaller event where I get some time to fly and participate myself. Dry camping is available on site. It’s in the back of a horse farm inside of a practice sulky track. An interesting setting to say the least. It’s a very well groomed grass strip. Yes, you can get a ducted fan in and out on it’s gear here. There are often many scratch built models here to enjoy. See you there.
Life in East Germany under collectivist socialism, under Soviet rule. Told from the point of view of home movies and rare footage. There are some mature sections to this documentary. Luckily, they eventually escaped. An amazing documentary I know you’ll enjoy.
Yuri is a soviet Defector. A KGB agent trained in the long range plans of how world communists plan to take over the united states. Hear it direct from a KGB agent. His language is quite direct. He became an anti-communist lecturer and author. He tells it just like it is, the flowchart, step by step. Many people from the past tried to warn us of the present times they wished us to turn away from. Yuri is among them.
Interviewed by G. Edward Griffin about the KGB’s subversion tactics.
A seminar given by Yuri in LA, 1983.
Yuri also used a pen name “Tomas David Schuman” and is author of 4 different books. Some of which are rare and very expensive:
(1984). Love Letter to America. Los Angeles: NATA. ISBN 978-0-935090-13-0. OCLC 19468210.
(1985). No “Novosti” is Good News. Los Angeles: Almanac. ISBN 978-0-935090-17-8. OCLC 45013143.
(1985). Black is Beautiful, Communism is Not. Almanac-Press. ISBN 978-0-935090-18-5. OCLC 62325386.
(1986). World Thought Police. Los Angeles: NATA. ISBN 978-0-935090-14-7. OCLC 23919332.
Another great talk given my Milton Friedman. What are the results of various systems of government? This talk was given before socialism/communism in the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) had failed. 45 minutes.
Although not mentioned in the talk, it is also interesting to mention another failed socialist government. The NAZI party (NAZI translated from German is National Socialism) Socialism is used to gain control, complete central control of peoples, it seems so sweet at the onset, however it eliminates liberty and forces participation. To the hopeful central controllers, more important than what your day to day decisions are is who gets to decide. We are suffering from intrusions into every step of American life, how much water your toilet uses, which shower head you choose, and on and on, all for the “greater good”. Certainly, I am not saying Americans in favor of Socialism are Communists or Nazis, what I am saying is the peoples of Russia, Germany, Greece, Cambodia (Pol Pot) were entrapped by socialist ideals and all ended in failure. Literate Americans have the benefit of history in order to determine what is at the end of the socialists anti-capitalist path. We have the option of rejecting these failed ideals and avoiding the poverty and despair of Cuba, Russia, Germany and so many others. Some Americans make the argument that we can ignore history, that we never tried it fully and that’s why it will work for us, we are American’s after all. It seems a little aloof to consider oneself above history doesn’t it? One thing leads to another and so on, it is historic and undisputable, where it happens, it fails with sad results for everyone (except the ruling class).
Listen to Milton Friedman, he saw this in his own time. I wonder if he could have imagined we would have slipped so far by now? I think the answer is yes, he did imagine it, that is why he was giving these talks and warnings, trying to stem the tide of poverty and failure in socialist systems where the equality is sought and always achieved to an equal level of poverty for all of us.
Thanks to Ken Meyers and Keith Shaw (now both AMA Hall of Fame members) for all the work and effort continuing the country’s oldest ongoing electric fly in. The Mid-America Electric Flies. This years event was held July 7 & 8 2012 and is usually scheduled the weekend after July 4th holiday. This event is a gathering of friends and is attended by many builders. The group is full of electric flyers that were working hard at making electric work since long before it was cool or easy. It’s always a great time.
Sunday included an award for the Radical RC 1905 Wright Flyer kit “1st Place CD’s Choice” award. All of us at Radical RC appreciate the award and recognition. It’s such a fun airplane to fly. Several people at the event flew the model including Keith Shaw who is now the proud owner of a kit. He reports to me this is only the 8th kit he’s purchased in his lifetime. Keith normally makes his own plans or occasionally builds from plans scratch building nearly all of his models. We consider it a high compliment that our 1905 Wright Flyer kit will cross the same workbench as a lifetime of award winning and hobby expanding projects Keith Shaw has completed.
The EFO group’s newsleter, the longest running journal for electrick flight. In this issue, coverage of the 28th edition of the Mid-America Electric Flies event. The Ampeer August 2012
I get so many “forward this to everybody” emails. When you investigate the outragous claims, almost without exception they are false. A great site for this is Snopes.com. I’m reprinting this here, I enjoyed the follow on history lesson and there are some good links on investigating internt rumors that I use and you may enjoy.
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‘In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American…There can be no divided
allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag… We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language.. And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.’
Theodore Roosevelt 1907
There you will find a nice little history lesson on Theodore Roosevelt and his views on Immagration. Many speech’s he made talking about these important issues. I thought the debate on immigration, hyphenated Americans and what language we speak was only something that has happened during my lifetime. Turns out forces have been pushing these issues for at least the last 100 years.
A couple of other sites that deal with email claims of this nature also attribute the words to Teddy actually came from a 1919 letter yet agree the email is true. Even thought the originator may attribute this to the wrong date, it seems clear these views were emblimatic of Theodore Roosevelt during his time in and after the Whitehouse. Snoopes site above is the best read on the subject.