Space travel still fascinates
I was employed, back in the 1950s, as a computer programmer, rocket engineer, and astrophysicists for Convair/General Dynamics Missile Division in San Diego — while completing my degrees at San Diego State, studying chemical and mechanical engineering, and AFROTC Air Science four-year degree program.
Maybe your team is interested in my thesis, which was a requirement to graduate by the engineering department. Convair Aeronautics Company, which hired one of many World War II German rocket scientists, by the name of Kraft Ericke, was so impressed with the design that he and Convair’s Top Ribbon Badge aircraft and rocket designers requested that I deliver my space project before the Aeronautical Institute of Aeronautical Science in Los Angeles in July 1957. My dreams and creative endeavor of this spacecraft and plausible usage required my using Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. I had to come up with the energy requirements for this last-ditch maneuver (for Earth may no longer be safe to live on it because of air, sea and water pollution) for my intergalactic space ship to travel over 7 million light years.
The idea and method of travel was and still is well beyond NASA dreams. I had to study the stars and our sun to design the spacecraft because of the great distances to travel to another Sun or solar system. If I am correct, the closest Galaxy is 7 million light years away. When designing of my project, I had to take this into consideration. I eventually donated my drawings and plans to the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation. I did not have the time or funds to show and make modifications to the original intergalactic spaceship. In those days, the copyright design was open to any other aircraft or missile designer after the 20-year limit.
I received my USAF commission in May of 1957 and eventually was trained to fly jets in the United States Air Force. After two years of flight and nuclear training, I did stand nuke alert at Luke, Nellis and George AF Bases in 1959 and '60. While at GAFB, the 479th the Tactical Air Wing was ordered by President Kennedy to deploy one or more of our squadrons to stand alert, in West Germany, for the Berlin Crisis and later for the Cuban crisis.
Your readers may be interested to know that the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation legal section responded and thanked me for considering them. They could not believe the size and scope of this spaceship project.
La Raza or the KKK?
Having just returned from a meeting in East Los Angeles of a local group of La Raza (the Race) people, along with MEChA folks, to say the least it was a shocking experience, again, to hear these people talk their radical ideology.
The names of ex-L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who is running again for office in California, and his total commitment to La Raza, which he publicly denies, and ex-Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante. Today we hear California legislators like Gil Cedillo and Kevin Deleon talk about California becoming a Sanctuary State, along with Gov. Jerry Brown.
MEChA states that California belongs to those who plant the seeds, water the fields, and gather the crops and not the invaders from other European countries and Indians of the North. LaRaza: "For the Race everything. Outside the Race, nothing." Sounds like the KKK.
This is an outright refusal to accept our American culture, American English language, American values, our common accepted mores/habits. Just like I accept and follow the values and language of Mexico when I am a visitor.
Bottom Line: The population invasion from Mexico is not becoming a problem it has become a present and serious problem today. California is proof of that. There is nothing racist about this, that is what these people are told to say and will say, but that is not true.
Dealing with thieves
What “forced charity” is a recent writer referring to? What cities are rich-beyond-belief leftists burning down? Who is destroying cable television? What has someone stealing his change at Stater Brothers got to do with any of this? Why would he assume the thief was a Democrat?
I assume he’s referring to the right’s big lie that somehow taxation is forced redistribution of wealth. Nobody likes paying taxes, but look at all the things our taxes pay for and imagine not having them.
The Republicans have convinced some that it is unfair to ask the rich-beyond-belief rightists to pay their fair share of the taxes that allow the country that made them rich to exist and operate. They already pay more taxes than anyone else, we’re told, but they’re paying far less than they used to and those at very top are getting even richer while those in the middle and at the bottom are forced to make up the difference. If these Americans accept government aid, like food stamps, to help their families survive, they complain about that too.
Now the Republicans are trying to force through a health care bill that will take what little health insurance they have from over 20 million Americans in order to give the obscenely wealthy another big tax cut. How many people will have to die so the rich can get even more? Why isn’t the writer complaining about this?
Barack Obama was elected by and supported by the American people and he gained the respect of the world and restored the credibility of the United States lost under the Bush administration. The same cannot be said of Donald Trump. America moved forward under Obama and now Trump and the Republicans are trying to drag it back. The ridiculous propaganda being fed to and repeated by conservatives is a big part of this effort. They’re the only ones propagating fake news.
Many are asking why is the so-called affordable healthcare act is in so much trouble. The Republicans have been threatening to replace and repeal it for the last eight years. Now that they control the House, Senate, and the White House, one would conclude it would be a no brainer. Wrong!
The reason they can't get it done boils down to just one word: selflessness. The Republicans are paralyzed with fear they will not get re-elected. But let’s not leave out the Democrats. They too are affected with the same fear, even more so. They passed the act knowing full well that it was unsustainable from the get go.
Healthcare was never meant to be affordable, but a stepping stone to single payer, better known as socialized medicine, on the same scale as Europe, Canada and Mexico. Once the government hands out entitlements like Christmas candy, it’s all but impossible to rein it back.
The fools on both sides of the isle will never do anything to jeopardize the power they possess, otherwise it’s back to the private sector and have to go to work like the rest of us!