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Winning Your Wings is a 1942 Allied propaganda film of World War II produced by Warner Bros. Studios for the US Army Air Forces , starring Jimmy Stewart . It was aimed at young men who were thinking about joining the Air Force. Members of the production crew would later form the core of the First Motion Picture Unit , The film opens with a plane landing on a tarmac and a pilot in full flight gear getting out and walking toward the camera. Once he comes near enough the audience realizes that the pilot is Stewart and he begins his narration: "I want to talk to you all today about one of my favorite subjects, the Army Air Forces."
The view from the San Diego-bound Amtrak Pacific Surfliner on Saturday was Americana 2010. Morning garage sales, youth soccer games, joggers on the beach and surfers in the ocean all flicked past at 80 mph. Inside it was pure 1941, right down to the 1940s-era first-class lounge car, vintage Navy blue uniforms, Yank magazines and packages of Clove chewing gum. Sixty-nine years after the attack on Hawaii's Pearl Harbor, veterans and their families, railroad buffs and World War II reenactors in period dress took to the rails Saturday to mark Tuesday's anniversary. For passengers on the Pearl Harbor Day Troop Train ride — an annual event organized by a pair of railroad enthusiasts for the last eight years — it was a chance to hear firsthand accounts of the war from the people who fought it.
A numbers station (or number station ) is a type of shortwave radio station characterized by their unusual broadcasts, which consist of spoken words, but mostly numbers, often created by artificially generated voices reading streams of numbers, words, letters, tunes or Morse code . They are transmitted in a wide variety of languages and the voices are usually female, although sometimes men's or children's voices are used. In the 1950s, Time magazine reported [ citation needed ] that the numbers stations first appeared shortly after World War II and were using a format that had been used to send weather data during that war. It is widely assumed that the broadcasts are used to send covert messages to spies .
It all began last week, when reporter Elizabeth Gentle of WAFF-TV in Huntsville, Ala., aired a story about a woman named Kelly Dodson who was almost raped in her bedroom by a home invader. The video included an interview with her, but it was her brother Antoine Dodson, who interrupted the assault, who stood out in the story. Dodson addresses the camera directly with a mixture of anger, defiance and flamboyance. “Well, obviously , we have a rapist in Lincoln Park," he says. "He’s climbing in your windows, he’s snatching your people up, trying to rape them, so you need to hide your kids, hide your wife and hide your husband, because they’re raping everybody out here.”
Ryan Gosling is not just a very attractive man, or a good actor. He is an attractive man who issues statements that include the sentence, "It's misogynistic in nature to try and control a woman's sexual presentation of self." Harvey Weinstein has said Gosling's movie with Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine , received an NC-17 rating because it contains a scene where Gosling's character performs oral sex on Williams'. The issue of ambiguously consensual sex has also been raised , although rape scenes have never been particularly problematic for Hollywood before. The filmmakers are appealing the rating, of which Gosling says,
Last month, I asked Slate readers to send me their hand-drawn maps . The request was part of my series on signs , the tools that professionals use to orient us and direct us from point A to point B. But official signs aren't the only things that help us get around. Since early man first drew on his cave wall—including marks that some scholars argue were maps of local rivers and settlements—we've been sketching out routes to guide one another to the market and to the mountain top.
Ramit Sethi runs the Web site I Will Teach You to Be Rich . One of my friends has been meaning to fax his health insurance company to stop an overcharge worth hundreds of dollars each month. When I asked him why it’s taking so long to fix it, he gave me an astonishing reason: He said he didn’t have a fax machine. It’d be easy to point and laugh at him for being lazy. But he’s a successful entrepreneur. So why does he find it so hard to motivate himself?
Resting Soldiers A Watercolor By Ghost Army Soldier John Jarvie. An invisible army, operating in obscurity, mastering the arts of illusion, deception, and disinformation to defeat the Nazis in World War II. This could be a description of the French Resistance fighters, the band of brothers who operated in utmost secrecy under the noses of the German occupation forces, and have been called “The Army of Shadows.” But it also describes an amazing division of American troops stationed in the European Theatre : the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops, AKA “The Ghost Army.” This top-secret unit, so highly classified that its very existence was denied by the Pentagon for 50 years, is finally being not just exposed but placed in the spotlight, by a Michigan Library and an award-winning documentary filmmaker.
Most New Yorkers don't even know it's there.
Laura Ingalls Wilder - A Journey from South Dakota to Missouri, 1894 When most people think of Laura Ingalls Wilder, they conjure up a young, fictionalized version of the author—a persona created in Little House on the Prairie, and other beloved children’s books that portrayed the hardscrabble life of an American pioneer family in the late-nineteenth century. We catch a glimpse of the real Laura Ingalls Wilder as a young wife and mother, in a diary that she kept during the summer of 1894 when she, her husband, Almanzo, and their seven-year-old daughter, Rose, moved from South Dakota to Missouri.