Ghost Army: The Inflatable Tanks That Fooled Hitler
Blass and his cohort were members of the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops, an elite force whose specialty was “tactical deception.” They’re now better known, though, as the “Ghost Army” — a troop of soldiers that doubled, in Europe’s theater, as a troupe of actors. (The unit was the brain child, one report has it, of Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.) The 23rd were, essentially, the Trojan Horse builders of World War II.
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Deep Thoughts, with actual member of Congress Steve King (R-Iowa).
“illegal aliens?” damn if I’d have known Superman and Alf were gonna be there I would’ve tried to get there myself
All this talk about Obama and his umbrella, while we really should all be talking about this picture.
That’s right people. Presidents held umbrellas for Ted Kennedy.
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Seven Days in Tibet -
Tibet has been off-limits to journalists since the Chinese government brutally suppressed riots in the region five years ago. France 24’s regional correspondent Cyril Payen managed to get a seven-day visa to enter the region. What he saw lends weight to the complaints of the Dalai Lama and human rights organisations, who say Tibetan culture is being erased.
Do One Thing: Being successful is doing what you LOVE
“Free Tibet’ - Oil on canvas at “Art Cologne”. 1997
(If you look good there are many figures/faces painted in the red)
UPDATE: At least 51 killed as tornado tears through Oklahoma
NBC News: At least 51 people have died after a monster tornado roared through Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, destroying homes, tearing the walls off an elementary school and leaving behind mangled cars and splintered wood.
“The whole city looks like a debris field,” says Mayor Glenn Lewis of the city of Moore, which appears to have been the hardest hit.
Continue following updates on BreakingNews.com.
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You can delete my words, you can delete my name but you cannot snatch the pen from my hand. In the years to come this pen of mine will fight a long war of resistance, and continue to write for as long as it takes for me to see the light of a new dawn. — Murong Xuecun: Open Letter to the “Nameless Censor” (via chinadigitaltimes)
LG showing off 5 inch flexible screen for smartphones.
LG will be showing off their latest flexible and unbreakable 5 inch OLED display at this weeks SID display week in Vancouver.
The plastic display will be shown off alongside other 5 inch and 7 inch HD Oxide TFT panels which have a bezel that’s only 1mm wide, allowing for smartphones and small tablets with virtually no frame or border.
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Ben Sargent editorial cartoon
who gives a damn what voters want…
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