Finished Tuchman’s book about the Revolution. I am all over the port theory which you have to get when you read of war. The wireless, the ship to London out of the Mediterranean radios of the Royal Navy are some WWI things I’d like to see. I sent a note to the local Ham radio club asking if they would, or could work stations in the Ukraine for some real truthful news and views.
One stupid dream is 14, channel 14 in town and a radio net for the abandoned CBs. I’ve heard a few words over the GRS type fm little “Family” radios that are fun like binoculars at the beach. I had a hell of a time in Southport with some great guys from the Union, IATSE years. You think you will make the right connections somehow or don’t ever think of it from staying one place.
This whole car thing for me and Nancy is more grounding for me in Working Class issues. If I was more poor and working in mechanics or somehow connected we might at least know somebody would put it up for auction. I don’t know who could use the parts of the thing. I am made to think of my idea for gearing the parts of a trolling motor for an electric scooter. They can get a lot out of people being hard on them with all the regulations that can just be made unrelenting with all down the line having an excuse laid to the cops, “they”.
The garage inspection stations all like slick shown got it good for saying what you have to do to get legal. “They” been real strict. These things are so transparent to us on the edge with cash flow and undercapitalization issues.
AIG did pay the Feds back, but what did the working people get out of it all? If I am the reinsurer of AIG I want something for it. Remember the Spanish American War and how from talk the US didn’t even really get Cuba. Then Puerto Rico wasn’t enough. Nor the Philippines whose people were cruelly treated and the idealism of the American nation was shown hypocritical to the nationalists who expected better of America.
It was all about Ships. Ships, the big things that can blockade food and weapons. Won’t be long and Wing in Ground Effect Ferries will be big in conflicts with China. To have a competitor so fast between London and NY heavier lift than a plane in between ships will change things if we get a future. It would be good for Ferries to replace some bridges with sea level rise. Here in NC they are going to rebuild. Rebuild the Bonner?
Boeing makes a Pelican I think is what they call it. I suppose anything big flying off the water might do wing in ground effect. Likely they will hit an oil tanker I guess. Imagine that rush if they just fly just off the water?
It was the Mahan book that kicked it all off on into the Kaiser and big battleships. Barbara Tuchman was for the US to adopt the Parliamentary Government System because Cabinet members ought not be subject to so being fired, as they were by Nixon.
It is all on us the legacies of all these lifetime presidents and senators and congressmen and there are so many people who simply have no idea of what is going on. Then they are lied to and diverted by hairy Putin chests and she’s a grandmother and they have a car and a baby.
I’d have been dead and I take a lot of pills. 35 to 55 is the true reality of a working man’s best years. I can testify. It was like I was like what they were pushing as modern man’s capacity for long years of hard work till I wasn’t. I’d have to have the arm operation to get in some more years of a few hours without the need for more pills. I moved some things on the deck and my back because of no cartilage in the right arm is killing me.
I worked on the novel. It has a couple of reviews as it is, but this revised last time because I had to make it a paperback anyway will be a deserved rewrite.
My Political Book, the necessary Book from a politician is done as Poor Buzz & Stories from Warnings for my Daughter. I found the missing essay “We’re All in this Alone”. Barbara Tuchman was having some trouble with maintaining a Grand love for the USA. I can see why her favorite was A Proud Tower, though A Distant Mirror is really something. She sure knew what familiar century to pick, that one with the plagues and Pope wars.
I’ll show you my sward sometime. It is too heavy for me.