You see... when I lived in Texas I was 11, and at school I was asked to pledge allegiance to the flag of the US.

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You see… when I lived in Texas I was 11, and at school I was asked to pledge allegiance to the flag of the US. I refused cause I knew I was -legally- only temporarily there and my real heart was, and is in allegiance to my flag, the Mexican flag. Needless to say I ended up fighting in the principal office, did not step down and I don’t regret it. I was so noisy and annoying at the end they let me be.

On the other hand… I’d be seriously scandalized if something similar happened here in Mexico and I would have answered the same thing :thinking:

I’d be like “wtf are you doing in my country if your not even gonna respect my symbols”

:airplane: #Air_crashes
:us: A Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter from Marine Corps Air Station New River in Jacksonville went down Thursday, September 3, in Onslow County, NC, following self-ignition in flight
Four people on board were not injured
Most of media called the crash of an almost burned-out helicopter “an emergency landing”


:airplane: #Air_crashes
:us: Вертолет Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion с авиабазы морской пехоты Нью-Ривер в Джексонвилле упал в четверг, 3 сентября, в округе Онслоу, штат Северная Каролина, после возгорания в полете
Четыре человека на борту не пострадали
Большинство СМИ падение практически сгоревшего вертолета назвали “аварийной посадкой”

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Protesters marching through Minsk. Notice the masked men wearing olive uniforms without insignia. Who are they?

:us: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Journalist, Franak Viačorka:
— “Thousands of Women are marching Minsk downtown. The protest looks like a festival.”

FBI examined Google records to see if anyone had knowledge of Guccifer persona

The User Always Loses

let’s start

due to all the reports regarding EMP’s this is a fitting Wizard to explore.

Wizard of the Day - Robert Van de Graaff - #WIZARDOFTHEDAY

Robert Van de Graaff was an American physicist, noted for his design and construction of high-voltage Van de Graaff generators. He taught at Princeton University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Robert Jemison Van de Graaff was born in the Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. His father was of Dutch descent. His three older brothers Adrian, Hargrove, and William were all All-Southern college football players for the Alabama Crimson Tide. William was known as “Bully” and was Alabama’s first All-American. In Tuscaloosa, Robert received his B.S. and master’s degrees from The University of Alabama where he was a member of The Castle Club (later became Mu Chapter of Theta Tau). After a year working for the Alabama Power Company, Van de Graaff studied at the Sorbonne. During 1926, he earned a second B.S. at Oxford University by a Rhodes Scholarship, completing his D.Phil. under John Sealy Townsend in 1928.

Van de Graaff was the inventor of the Van de Graaff generator, a device which produces high voltages. During 1929, he developed his first such generator, producing 80,000 volts. By 1933, he had constructed a larger generator generating 7 million volts.

Van de Graaff generators use a motorized insulating belt (usually made of rubber) to conduct electrical charges from a high voltage source on one end of the belt to the inside of a metal sphere on the other end. Since electrical charge resides on the outside of the sphere, it accumulates to produce an electrical potential much greater than that of the primary high voltage source. Practical limitations restrict the potential produced by large Van de Graaff generators to about 7 million volts. Van de Graaff generators are used primarily as DC power supplies for linear atomic particle accelerators used for nuclear physics experiments. Tandem Van de Graaff generators are essentially two generators in series, and can produce about 15 million volts.

The Van de Graaff generator is a simple mechanical device. Small Van de Graaff generators are built by hobbyists and scientific apparatus companies and are used to demonstrate the effects of high DC potentials. Even small hobby machines produce impressive sparks several centimeters long. The largest air insulated Van de Graaff generator in the world, built by Van de Graaff himself, is operational and is on display in the Boston Museum of Science. Demonstrations during daytimes are a popular attraction. More modern Van de Graaff generators are insulated by pressurized dielectric gas, usually freon or sulfur hexafluoride. During recent years, Van de Graaff generators have been slowly replaced by solid-state DC power supplies without moving parts.

The energies produced by Van de Graaff atomic particle accelerators are limited to about 30 MeV, even with tandem generators accelerating doubly charged (for example alpha) particles. More modern particle accelerators using different technology produce much greater energies, thus Van de Graaff particle accelerators have become largely obsolete. They are still used to some extent for graduate student research at colleges and universities and as ion sources for high energy bursts.

Van de Graaff was a National Research Fellow, and from 1931 to 1934 a research associate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He became an associate professor in 1934 (staying there until 1960). He was awarded the Elliott Cresson Medal in 1936.

During World War II, Van de Graaff was director of the High Voltage Radiographic Project. After World War II, he co-initiated the High Voltage Engineering Corporation (HVEC) with John G. Trump. During the 1950s he invented the insulating-core transformer, producing high-voltage direct current. He also developed tandem generator technology.

The American Physical Society awarded him the T. Bonner prize (1965) for the development of electrostatic accelerators.

Van de Graaff died on January 16, 1967, in Boston, Massachusetts.

A crater on the far side of the moon is named after him.

done :slightly_smiling_face:

Before the withdrawal of US troops Russian and American military personnel in Syria are photographed for memory with each other

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