Saturday, June 14, 2014

The Face Of War

Today Is Flag Day

I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.
--Alexander the Great


If the job of the police,
Is to enforce the peace,
What is the aim of war --
What the hell is war for?


Random Images

I don't recall where I first viewed the below image, but I saved it. I liked it so much that I am re-posting it here. It seems that the more one examines it (in detail) the more one  finds over which to marvel.


Did You Know . . .?

Thirty-seven years before Pearl Harbor, Japan launched a surprise attack on Russia, destroying much of the Russian fleet at Port Arthur. U.S. officials applauded the attack for its ingenuity.



On June 14, 1951, the U.S. Census Bureau dedicates UNIVAC, the world's first commercially produced electronic digital computer. UNIVAC, which stood for Universal Automatic Computer, was developed by J. Presper Eckert and John Mauchly, makers of ENIAC, the first general-purpose electronic digital computer. These giant computers, which used thousands of vacuum tubes for computation, were the forerunners of today's digital computers.

UNIVAC and other first-generation computers were replaced by transistor computers of the late 1950s, which were smaller, used less power, and could perform nearly a thousand times more operations per second. These were, in turn, supplanted by the integrated-circuit machines of the mid-1960s and 1970s. In the 1980s, the development of the microprocessor made possible small, powerful computers such as the personal computer, and more recently the laptop and hand-held computers.



war  [wawr]
1.  a conflict carried on by force of arms, as between nations or between parties within a nation.
2.  a state or period of armed hostility or active military operations.
3.  a contest carried on by force of arms.
4.  armed fighting.
5.  active hostility or contention.

According to Wikipedia  war is an organized and often prolonged conflict that is carried out by states or non-state actors. It is generally characterized by extreme violence, social disruption and economic destruction. War should be understood as an actual, intentional and widespread armed conflict between political communities, and therefore is defined as a form of political violence or intervention. The set of techniques used by a group to carry out war is known as warfare. An absence of war is usually called peace.



(born June 14, 1946)
Donald Trump is an American business magnate, investor, television personality, and author.

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Marla Gibbs is an American television and film actress and singer. She is best known for playing Louise and George Jefferson's feisty maid, Florence Johnston, on The Jeffersons.

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Will Patton is an American actor. He currently stars as Captain Dan Weaver in the TNT science fiction series Falling Skies.

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Lucy Hale is an American actress and singer. She was one of five winners of the reality show American Juniors. She is best known for her role as Aria Montgomery on the ABC Family series Pretty Little Liars. She released her debut single, "You Sound Good to Me", in January 2014.


Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.
--John F. Kennedy



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