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  • Joseph shared from South: The Story of Shackleton's 1914-1917 Expedition by Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton
    Mr. Sorlle came out to the door and said, “Well?” “Don’t you know me?” I said. “I know your voice,” he replied doubtfully. “You’re the mate of the Daisy.” “My name is Shackleton,” I said. Immediately he put out his hand and said, “Come in. Come in.” “Tell me, when was the war over?” I asked. “The war is not over,” he answered. “Millions are being killed. Europe is mad. The world is mad.”
    Note: After being stranded without news, Shackleton's reaction to the carnage of World War I is amazing:
  • Joseph shared from Live and Let Die (James Bond - Extended Series Book 2) by Ian Fleming
    There were two or three all-night diners to choose from and they pushed through the door that announced ‘Good Eats’ in the brightest neon. It was the usual sleazy food-machine – two tired waitresses behind a zinc counter loaded with cigarettes and candy and paper-backs and comics.
    Note: @altonbrown:
  • Joseph shared from The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville (Vintage Civil War Library) by Shelby Foote
    Lincoln himself did not campaign. No presidential candidate ever had, such action being considered incommensurate with the dignity of the office. Nor did two of his three opponents. But Douglas, the only one of the four who seemed to believe that the election might bring war, set forth to stump the country.
    Note: "Lincoln didn't campaign. No pres. candidate ever had, such action being considered [indignant]"[!]
  • Joseph shared from America's Secret MiG Squadron: The Red Eagles of Project CONSTANT PEG (General Aviation) by Gaillard R. Jr Peck
    CONSTANT PEG was not carefully documented for historical purposes due to security issues and the classification of the project. That was a mistake we made. The files, photos, and records that were accumulated during the project were filed away in a vault in the Pentagon when the CONSTANT PEG project was terminated. That vault, according to credible reports, was destroyed along with all of it contents on September 11, 2001, when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the building.
    Note: Most records of Cold War testing of Soviet aircraft were destroyed in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
  • Joseph shared from The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
    We do not have the ideal world, such as we would like, where morality is easy because cognition is easy. Where one can do right with no effort because he can detect the obvious.
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Joseph P. Hillenburg