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  • THE LEGEND, Christopher Kraft has passed.

    by coldwarrior ( 63 Comments › )
    Filed under Academia, History, Open thread at July 23rd, 2019 - 2:02 am

    THE LEGEND, Christopher Kraft has passed. May he rest in peace.

    In 1942, Kraft began his studies at Virginia Tech and became a member of the Corps of Cadets. During his freshman year, he attempted to enlist in the military as a U.S. Navy cadet but was rejected because of a burned right hand that he had suffered at age three. Because of wartime demands, Virginia Tech was operating on a twelve-month schedule, and Kraft finished his degree in only two years. He graduated in December 1944 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering.[8]

    I will root for VaTech this college season.

    slide rules, cigarettes, cigars, booze, and flat tops.

    and to the moon.

    Where are we now? facebook. twitter.


    This lecture says it all.

    WE HAVE TO GET OFF OF THIS ROCK! or we die here. It’s that simple. This place is terminal. Die in place? I hope not.

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    63 Responses to “THE LEGEND, Christopher Kraft has passed.”
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    1. coldwarrior
      1 | July 23, 2019 2:13 am

      we have to leave. or we are extinct.

      we are the only species that can fathom that and do something about it.


    2. AZfederalist
      3 | July 23, 2019 9:05 pm

      RIP sir. His was a group of people who inspired a generation.

      I know that because I’m one of those they inspired.


    3. Aussie Infidel
      4 | July 23, 2019 9:50 pm

      I was ‘white-walled’ Cold. Take a look at the content and make your determination.

      🙂


    4. yenta-fada
      5 | July 24, 2019 12:09 am

      Everybody got off the rock? Or today was the meeting of the Procrastinators Club.


    5. yenta-fada
      6 | July 24, 2019 12:29 am

      My head keeps falling onto the keyboard. Messes with the typing.


    6. yenta-fada
      7 | July 24, 2019 1:52 am

      Martin Armstrong. Mueller judged.

      A federal judge has ruled that former special counsel Robert Mueller had no evidence that the Russian government was behind election year social media trolling. The allegations by Mueller were simply made up. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Dabney L. Friedrich of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia revealed a secret legal battle between the Justice Department and the Russian firm Concord Management and Consulting LLC. Because of the conduct of Mueller, the judge began unsealing legal briefs and transcripts, which exposed the fact that Mueller’s 448-page report prompted to seek contempt proceedings.

      The argument was that Mueller prejudiced any potential jury by stating that the Kremlin ran the social media campaign, which he argued, without evidence, that the Russian government-funded Concord. That connection isn’t contained in the special counsel’s February 2018 indictment against Concord because there is no evidence to support that public statement


    7. rain of lead
      8 | July 24, 2019 6:47 am

      morning y’all
      live well and send fear into the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere


    8. eaglesoars
      11 | July 24, 2019 8:32 am

      yenta-fada wrote:

      That connection isn’t contained in the special counsel’s February 2018 indictment against Concord because there is no evidence to support that public statement

      And if Putin had half a brain, he’d figure out a way to sue. There is NO evidence Russia did anything and Putin can almost certainly cite damages for contracts not signed, etc. Even if it never made it to court, the process is the punishment.


    9. eaglesoars
      12 | July 24, 2019 9:47 am

      Rudi G. was making the rounds this morning. On the local talk show he painted a picture of Mueller that was unlike anything I’ve heard before.

      Out of the loop, clueless. He didn’t use those terms, of course, but basically it’s what he said. He said he always seemed ‘absent’, ‘not there’, etc. Which sort of raises more questions about why he’s got that lawyer sitting next to him, puppet master.


    10. eaglesoars
      13 | July 24, 2019 9:54 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      that lawyer sitting next to him, puppet master.

      Aaron Zebley. Remember that guy who acted as Hillary’s IT guru, set up her server and smashed her Blackberrys? Somebody Cooper. Zebley was his lawyer.

      Barbarian, if you see this, is this a conflict of interest here?


    11. eaglesoars
      14 | July 24, 2019 9:57 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Out of the loop, clueless. He didn’t use those terms, of course, but basically it’s what he said. He said he always seemed ‘absent’, ‘not there’, etc

      Well.

      a remarkable rumor is circulating among some Democrats. This is – in the words of one source – that Mueller is ‘slowly losing his faculties’, that at the age of 74, the former special counsel is going senile. The source went on to say that this was one reason why Mueller had been ‘so intent’ on limiting the time and scope of the hearings today.

      This particular source was a senior official in the last presidential administration and maintains good lines of communication into the DoJ.

      https://spectator.us/senior-democrat-mueller-losing-faculties/


    12. 15 | July 24, 2019 11:42 am

      @ eaglesoars:
      Of course this will be the reason given for a completely new investigation.


    13. eaglesoars
      17 | July 24, 2019 12:12 pm

      right_wing2 wrote:

      Mueller ‘Not familiar with’ Fusion GPS

      Mueller didn’t write the report, he has no idea what’s in it.

      I haven’t been able to sit and watch except for snippets, cuz I’m busy – but immediately something struck me as I watched him speak

      He reminds me of my father.

      After his first stroke.


    14. eaglesoars
      18 | July 24, 2019 12:23 pm

      Best line of the day so far: The last time any of us watched something go down in flames like this, we were watching video of the Hindenberg


    15. rain of lead
      19 | July 24, 2019 1:18 pm

      Schiff now breaking the rules by swearing Zelby in.

      R’s are furious. Nunes protests.


    16. 20 | July 24, 2019 1:46 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      Which is why the Democrats will say we need a new investigation. BHO should investigate, backed by Marilyn Mosby.


    17. eaglesoars
      21 | July 24, 2019 1:53 pm

      right_wing2 wrote:

      Which is why the Democrats will say we need a new investigation.

      oh yeah? When the R’s start calling Mueller’s team up to testify why they let an obviously incompetent person ‘lead’ the investigation – they can’t have it both ways. Either every one on that team was lead by the nose by someone in the early stages of dementia or the investigation was really done by all of them and they have to stand by it.

      They aren’t going to go there. Especially after $25 mil. Who is going to appoint the Special Counsel? Barr? Don’t think so. The Dems can spend the entire 2020 campaign wailing for a new SC because the old one is a crazy old coot if they want, but SOMEBODY had the bright idea to staff his entire team with – Hillary supporters. Go there. Please.

      TRUMP 2020
      BECAUSE FUCK YOU
      AGAIN


    18. eaglesoars
      22 | July 24, 2019 1:57 pm

      rain of lead wrote:

      Schiff now breaking the rules by swearing Zelby in.

      R’s are furious. Nunes protests.

      Yeah, I missed that part. Why does he want to question him and why is it against the rules?


    19. RIX
      23 | July 24, 2019 3:00 pm

      Thttps://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2019/07/24/dan-rather-says-adam-schiff-just-gave-the-media-another-chance-to-frame-this-story-correctly/
      @ Gateway Pundit
      Dan Rather weighs in to support the Dems in the Muller hearings.
      You would think that he would have shame after the Bush/National Guard hoax, but no.


    20. eaglesoars
      24 | July 24, 2019 3:22 pm

      @ RIX:

      he still believes it


    21. eaglesoars
      25 | July 24, 2019 4:09 pm

      my heart throb Ruger Hauer has died. Here’s THAT scene from Blade Runner

      Time to Die

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOW4QiOD-oc


    22. 26 | July 24, 2019 5:02 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      My favorite Rutger Hauer movie was Ladyhawk.


    23. eaglesoars
      27 | July 24, 2019 5:08 pm

      This is an actual headline in today’s NYT

      A new study shows that lawyers who have argued at least one case in the Supreme Court have higher success rates than novices

      wonder how much that one cost


    24. eaglesoars
      28 | July 24, 2019 5:08 pm

      @ right_wing2:

      mine too. one of my favorite movies period


    25. RIX
      29 | July 24, 2019 5:15 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ RIX:

      he still believes it

      Oh yeah, he still defends it.


    26. rain of lead
      30 | July 24, 2019 5:59 pm

      It’s almost like watching elder abuse;

      Rep. Mike Turner: “Where’s the office of exoneration?”

      https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/07/24/rep-mike-turner-wheres-the-office-of-exoneration/#more-166786


    27. rain of lead
      31 | July 24, 2019 6:09 pm

      man, that was fast
      mullers downfall

      Hitler Discovers Robert Mueller Knows Nothing

      https://www.captiongenerator.com/1467792/Hitler-Discovers-Robert-Mueller-Knows-Nothing


    28. rain of lead
      32 | July 24, 2019 6:14 pm

      @ rain of lead:

      oh snap that was funny


    29. rain of lead
      33 | July 24, 2019 6:17 pm

      jeez
      watch for a mass shooting or a bombing or something, anything to get this schifftshow off the airwaves


    30. rain of lead
      34 | July 24, 2019 6:17 pm

      Wile E Coyote =>New DNC mascot…


    31. rain of lead
      35 | July 24, 2019 6:29 pm

      @ rain of lead:

      now the link is dead…hmmmm


    32. eaglesoars
      36 | July 24, 2019 6:54 pm

      rain of lead wrote:

      watch for a mass shooting or a bombing or something, anything to get this schifftshow off the airwaves

      Well, China’s about to send troops into Hong Kong. It won’t be pretty, Hong Kong will fight.


    33. 37 | July 24, 2019 6:58 pm

      @ rain of lead:
      Wile E would be embarrassed to be connected to those jackasses.


    34. rain of lead
      38 | July 24, 2019 7:02 pm

      @ rain of lead:
      and it’s up again


    35. eaglesoars
      39 | July 24, 2019 8:22 pm

      Louie Gohmert was just on Tucker. He thinks it was all an act, to run out everybody’s clock, constantly asking for questions to be repeated, asking for page numbers, etc. It is a bit odd how the ‘mental incompetence’ narrative just popped up out of nowhere all of a sudden


    36. AZfederalist
      40 | July 24, 2019 8:24 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      This particular source was a senior official in the last presidential administration and maintains good lines of communication into the DoJ.

      I find that latter statement quite disturbing.


    37. AZfederalist
      41 | July 24, 2019 8:26 pm

      rain of lead wrote:

      Schiff now breaking the rules by swearing Zelby in.

      Schiff can do that. Because (D)


    38. eaglesoars
      42 | July 24, 2019 8:36 pm

      AZfederalist wrote:

      I find that latter statement quite disturbing.

      how so? There are several ways it could be disturbing……….


    39. AZfederalist
      43 | July 24, 2019 8:38 pm

      rain of lead wrote:

      @ rain of lead:
      and it’s up again

      I had the same problem. I think the site is being overwhelmed


    40. AZfederalist
      44 | July 24, 2019 8:42 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      how so? There are several ways it could be disturbing……….

      The fact that a former administration official is maintaining “good lines of communication” with the DOJ says to me that the DOJ is listening to former administration people and providing information that they really should not have. After the former administration leaves, they should have no more influence than the average citizen. Just as in a change in command, the former leader’s personnel should not be influencing the new command, it undercuts the new commander.


    41. eaglesoars
      45 | July 24, 2019 8:56 pm

      AZfederalist wrote:

      Just as in a change in command, the former leader’s personnel should not be influencing the new command, it undercuts the new commander.

      it’s not the military, it’s the Deep State gov’t bureaucracy. People who have the institutional knowledge are always around even if they don’t hold a formal position. The Federal civil service is far more powerful than any POTUS and a lot more insidious.


    42. AZfederalist
      46 | July 24, 2019 9:07 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      … and that’s what concerns me


    43. eaglesoars
      47 | July 24, 2019 9:18 pm

      @ AZfederalist:

      what concerns me is if I hear this word ‘purview’ one more time, somebody is getting hurt.


    44. eaglesoars
      48 | July 24, 2019 9:20 pm

      Rudy is on Hannity saying he went to one mtg w/Mueller in a year and a half and he was NOT in charge.


    45. eaglesoars
      49 | July 24, 2019 9:44 pm

      Lindsay Graham: I probably had more to do with the Mueller report than he did.


    46. eaglesoars
      50 | July 24, 2019 9:55 pm

      This is fun. Another one trying to tell people not to appropriate culture

      if you’re not Indigenous, don’t use the words
      – tribe
      – Chief
      – s*vage
      – firewater
      – spirit animal
      – powwow

      should probably stop appropriating the internet


    47. yenta-fada
      51 | July 24, 2019 9:56 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Mueller certainly had enough of his marbles when he was on the attack with the media and the Dems cheering. NOW he’s senile? No. He cannot answer any logical question posed to him. Dan Bongino, in his compassionate way, finds these hearings sad. HOWEVER, he points out where Mueller conveniently contradicts himself over the whole conspiracy/collusion conflation. They are hitting him with logic. You cannot say that Mueller dragged Trump (and the American public) through months of smears and then say we have no evidence to convict him but it doesn’t mean he’s not guilty. The law is innocent until proven guilty.

      Mueller isn’t senile imho. He is a deer caught in the headlights. It is dawning on him that he has no rebuttal to the the fabric of lies, deceptions, political tricks, and a million dems out there who hate the fact that Trump is President. (That may be understated)


    48. yenta-fada
      52 | July 24, 2019 10:02 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      This is fun. Another one trying to tell people not to appropriate culture

      if you’re not Indigenous, don’t use the words
      – tribe
      – Chief
      – s*vage
      – firewater
      – spirit animal
      – powwow

      should probably stop appropriating the internet

      I think Jews are indigenous to a place called JUDEA. But now the Jews there are called settlers. Jews have lived in those lands for Centuries except when the were chased out. Then they came back to their Ancestral lands each time. Has anybody inside or outside Israel ever stated this?


    49. eaglesoars
      53 | July 24, 2019 10:03 pm

      yenta-fada wrote:

      Mueller isn’t senile imho

      Louie Gohmet – who is nobody’s fool – thinks it’s an act. However, Rudy Guliani is saying he saw the same thing during the one meeting he had w/him. ‘absent’, ‘not in charge’, etc.

      He MAY actually be hard of hearing. I live with someone who deals with that and it can often make them seem disoriented. But even if that’s the case, it doesn’t explain all of it.


    50. AZfederalist
      54 | July 24, 2019 10:08 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      The fact that the MO of the investigation matched previous Mueller investigations doesn’t seem to support the theory he wasn’t in charge. The attempt to entrap individuals in process crimes in order to get them to turn on Trump was the same methods he has used in the past.


    51. eaglesoars
      55 | July 24, 2019 10:13 pm

      @ AZfederalist:

      that’s the MO of just about every politically appointed prosecutor in the country. It’s SOP

      It’s bedtime for this old crone

      nite


    52. yenta-fada
      56 | July 24, 2019 10:15 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Did you see that blank look during the hearings on the attack. He’s been steadily losing this week and it has thrown him off his confident game. He may be going walkabout because hearing things he does not want to hear. I’m sure they could get a psych assessment by
      Democrats to make him seen not culpable of his own actions. The media could spin that lifeline in two days.


    53. yenta-fada
      57 | July 24, 2019 10:17 pm

      @ yenta-fada:

      typos. senile.


    54. yenta-fada
      58 | July 24, 2019 10:25 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      nite. I should have been here earlier, but I keep having power naps.


    55. yenta-fada
      59 | July 24, 2019 10:26 pm

      AZfederalist wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:

      The fact that the MO of the investigation matched previous Mueller investigations doesn’t seem to support the theory he wasn’t in charge. The attempt to entrap individuals in process crimes in order to get them to turn on Trump was the same methods he has used in the past.

      Very well stated. I agree.


    56. yenta-fada
      60 | July 24, 2019 10:32 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Lindsay Graham: I probably had more to do with the Mueller report than he did.

      Bongino said that Mueller didn’t write the actual report. One wonders if Mueller even read the whole thing. He certainly was the Grand Inquisitor though.


    57. Aussie Infidel
      61 | July 25, 2019 12:39 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Out of the loop, clueless. He didn’t use those terms, of course, but basically it’s what he said. He said he always seemed ‘absent’, ‘not there’, etc. Which sort of raises more questions about why he’s got that lawyer sitting next to him, puppet master.

      You answered your own question.

      Mueller IS ‘out of the loop’

      Hence the lawyer at his right elbow, to keep him from digging himself any deeper into the hole in which he currently finds himself/

      🙂


    58. eaglesoars
      62 | July 25, 2019 6:16 am

      yeah, this stinks on ice

      Epstein, who is being held in Metropolitan Correctional Center during his trial for conspiracy and sex trafficking, was found semi-conscious with marks on his neck, two sources told News 4. Investigators are trying to piece together exactly what happened, saying details remain murky.

      Two sources tell News 4 that Epstein may have tried to hang himself, while a third source cautioned that the injuries were not serious and questioned if Epstein might be using it as a way to get a transfer.

      A fourth source said an assault has not been ruled out, and that another inmate was questioned. The inmate who investigators have talked to in Lower Manhattan facility has been identified as Nicholas Tartaglione, according to two sources. Tartaglione is a former police officer in Westchester County who was arrested in December 2016 and accused of killing four men in an alleged cocaine distribution conspiracy, then burying their bodies in his yard in Otisville in Orange County, according to court records.

      Sources told News 4 investigators questioned Tartaglione, and the former cop claimed not to have seen anything and insisted he did not touch Epstein, sources said.

      https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Jeffrey-Epstein-Found-Injured-in-NYC-Jail-Cell-After-Possible-Suicide-Attempt-or-Assault-Sources-513174311.html


    59. eaglesoars
      63 | July 25, 2019 12:07 pm

      ok by me…….

      Trump Justice Department to resume federal executions


      The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Thursday that it will resume capital punishment for the first time in nearly two decades.

      Only three federal executions have taken place since 1988, according to the Death Penalty Information Center. All five of the death-row inmates named in Thursday’s release were convicted for the murders of children.

      https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/454700-justice-department-to-resume-federal-executions-for-first-time-in-16


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