Anonymous NYT essay February 1943

I am part of the resistance to the Roosevelt administration. Many think that his reckless actions led to the war and that his strategy is unsound. He moved the Pacific fleet from San Diego to Hawaii over the protests of its commander Adm. Richardson who thought that the fleet was too vulnerable there. The disaster on December 7th was the result. Admiral King thinks that the Europe first strategy is dangerous and is diverting much of the Navy’s resources to the Pacific. Roosevelt has no regard for democracy as was shown by his court packing bill. The British are frustrated by the Americans not taking notes about the decisions reached at meetings. It’s as if Roosevelt revels in administrative chaos. He doesn’t understand what it means to be president and many of his officials are working diligently from within to frustrate his worst inclinations. He calls Stalin Uncle Joe and doesn’t appear to understand the menace of Communism. He made Henry Wallace his VP who is dangerously sympathetic to socialism….


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Paul Spudis R.I.P.

In June 2015, I was on the Milt Rosenberg show for the second time.  Bill Mellberg, friend of RA, organized this program; we were joined in the second half of the first hour by lunar expert Paul Spudis.  Bill died a year ago in April and Milt died this January.  I just got word that Paul died yesterday.  So I’m the only one left out of four people who did a show 38 months ago.  This is shocking to me.

http://hark.io/podcast/space-exploration-a-history-current-affairs-and-a-look-toward-the-future/


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Physical danger

in 1975, I faced a potentially dangerous situation on Mt Abraham in Vermont.  Tired of my parent’s pace, I went on alone and reached the peak of the 4,000 foot mountain.  It started drizzling and I lost the trail.  I was getting lost in the woods and could no longer see the peak.  But I knew where it was and decided that it was the only landmark I knew for certain.  With some difficulty, I made my way back to the top and found the trail.  Within a half hour, I rejoined my parents and all was well.  But if I had not retraced my steps, I might have become hopelessly lost.  I was not wearing a coat and would have been very cold if I had had to spend the night on the mountain.  Has anyone else faced a similar situation where you could easily have been in danger.


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