The Spy and the Traitor

This book tells the story of KGB colonel Oleg Gordievsky who spied for the British during the Cold War.  Ames revealed his identity to the Soviets and the British smuggled him to Finland through the Soviet check points in July 1985.  If this story was a novel, no one would believe it.  I highly recommend this book.

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Spiritual Trends

I was listening today to the August 26 podcast from the late Martyn Lloyd-Jones on “He That Hath Ears” (it’s available on itunes).  He comments that in the 1930s, a spiritualist medium came to one of his services and was converted.  She said that she recognized in his service that there was spiritual power.  But unlike the powers she used or recognized as a medium, it was a clean power.  As our society moves away from Christianity, it will become increasingly irrational (see the transgender lunacy), conformist and intolerant.

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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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