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All time record: Volkswagen has made history with the I.D. R Pikes Peak completing the climb in 7m 57.148s minutes to create a new record. Romain Dumas has bettered Sébastien Loeb’s time by 16 seconds (set in 2013). In doing so, he not only broke the previous record for electric vehicles, but defeated a field including cars with conventional drivetrains.

Sixteen seconds! Holy Moly!

Adi would be so proud… Bravo, lads!

enjoy.

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The American flag heralds the flight of Apollo 11, the first Lunar landing mission. The Apollo 11 Saturn V space vehicle lifted off with astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr., at 9:32 am EDT on July 16, 1969, from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A.

via photos-of-space

Heroe’s Heroes, these brave men.

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Joe Bonamassa “REDEMPTION” Official Music Video

JoeBonamassaTV
Published on Jun 27, 2018

► ORDER THE ALBUM NOW https://bit.ly/2tyhvNp

Check out the new video of the single “Redemption” from blues-rock titan Joe Bonamassa’s upcoming studio album. Featuring Anton Fig(drums), Reese Wynans(keys), Michael Rhodes(bass), Mahalia Barnes, Juanita Tippins and Jade MacRae (backup vocals). The audio was produced by Kevin “Caveman” Shirley. The videos were shot by Saskia Töpfer and edited by Philippe Klose. This recording took place at Criteria Studios in Miami, FL.

► FREE ALBUM DOWNLOAD – https://joeb.me/JBYouTube18

● Official Tickets ●
http://jbonamassa.com/tour-dates/

● Official Social Links ●
https://www.facebook.com/JoeBonamassa https://twitter.com/jbonamassa

https://instagram.com/joebonamassa/

https://www.pinterest.com/jbonamassa/

● Official Merchandise ●
http://shop.jbonamassa.com/

Sweetness. Truly.

Not much can compare with the thrill of a new Bonamassa work.

Please enjoy often.

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Joe Bonamassa – ‘Mountain Climbing’ – OFFICIAL Music Video

JoeBonamassaTV
Published on Mar 26, 2016

The latest official music video from Blues-Rock Titan Joe Bonamassa, ‘Mountain Climbing’, from his brand new studio album, Blues of Desperation, available today! After watching the stunning video, check out Get Ready to Rocks’ glowing 4 1/2 star review of the album, which calls it ‘a powerhouse record that showcases some of his best recorded moments in recent times’, and that Joe has been pushed ‘to a new high’. Grammy Award nominated blues-rocker Joe Bonamassa’s Blues of Desperation is his 12th solo studio album and features, astonishing, cutting edge blues musicianship from Bonamassa and his band which includes drummers Greg Morrow and Anton Fig, the latter famous for being the drummer of David Letterman’s house band, as well as Nashville ace of bass Michael Rhodes and Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble alumnus Reese Wynans. Joe blazes across new horizons of blues-rock on songs like the stirring Americana tune ‘The Valley Runs Low’, the barreling rocker ‘This Train’, and the searing blues-rock riff driven, ‘Mountain Climbing’. Get your copy of Joe Bonamassa’s Blues of Desperation today!

► FREE ALBUM DOWNLOAD – http://goo.gl/9oI018

● Official Tickets ●
http://jbonamassa.com/tour-dates/

● Official Social Links ●
https://twitter.com/jbonamassa https://instagram.com/joebonamassa/ https://www.pinterest.com/jbonamassa/

● Official Merchandise ●
http://shop.jbonamassa.com/

This man amazes me… and not just with his total Blues mastery, but at his energy and at what he has accomplished so far at such a young age!

Simply superb… enjoy.

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During the Second World War, one German Luftwaffe pilot compiled a combat record so remarkable that he earned the distinction of becoming the most successful fighter pilot in the history of humanity. Erich Hartmann, called the Blond Knight of the German Luftwaffe, achieved the staggering total of 352 confirmed kills. Hartmann’s incredible combat record earned him the coveted diamonds to his Knight’s Cross from Hitler personally. He was never shot down or forced to land due to enemy fire.

Source: 5sswiking
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Erich Hartmann signing autographs

Source: richestwarlord – Deactivated

A popular fellow, Erich.

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God’s best work.

By far.

I went to church today. They had a very nice, well-spoken priest visiting from Scotland who spoke on Ecclesiastes and how those writings translate into our reality.

It was lovely and I thank my friends for taking me.

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Old photo of a Russian peasant girl

Old photo of a Russian peasant girl.

Oh, what a little sweetheart. Isn’t she just lovely? You can see the pride beaming from her face from getting those fruits to share with her family.

Jeez, here’s hoping Stalin didn’t get them.

It hurts, though, that life can be so unfair to so many.

And that not enough of us want to fix it.

Let’s change that, eh.

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Adolf Hitler reacts to being kissed by a very excited American woman during the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin, Germany.

Hahahaha

The lady obviously was a big fan of the man. There were many thousands of others like her.

I like her.

peace

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Female snipers of the Soviet 3rd Shock Army.

Bottom Row, left to right: 20, 80, and 83 confirmed kills.
Second row: 24, 79, 70.
Third row: 70, 89, 89, 83.
Top row: 64 and 24 confirmed kills.

Germany, May 4, 1945.

Gosh, these ladies know how yo handle their weapon.

Very impressive, girls!

peace

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Strange as it may sound, I am experiencing some happiness!

This courtesy of my three friends upstairs, one of whom shared good convo with me last night and then later on I was invited up for steak (!) and a movie with one and two as three was sound asleep. It was beautiful and so rare in my recent years.

There is to be more sharing today. Yay.

This is lovely. And I am deeply grateful.

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A beautiful doe. Roe deer/rådjur.

via ponderation reblogging michaelnordeman

Sweetness. Love.

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SAMANTHA FISH • Don’t Say You Love Me • Briggs Farm Blues Festival 2018

BluesBroad
Published on Jul 9, 2018

Samantha Fish – Guitar & Vocals;
Chris Alexander – Bass & Vocals;
Phil Breen – Keyboards;
Rebecca Crenshaw – Fiddle & Vocals;
Scott Graves – Drums;
Alex Massa – Trumpet;
Christopher Spies – Saxophone.
http://samanthafish.com/
*Filmed in 1080p by Joan Mallotides aka BluesBroad
7/6/18 Briggs Farm Blues Festival 2018 – Nescopeck, PA

It has been far too long.

I think this ‘big band’ approach is holding her back, truth be told. It was so visceral before and she just flew. Not that she isn’t stellar still…. it’s just not the same.

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1954 Escher VW-Porsche Kleinbahn Prototype

Now this is an odd bird. Those windows look like theyre about as tall as the headlights are … which is seven inches.

Talk about a chop top… Nice tow ring up front. I dont think this went over too well, although Id have to research it. But, Germans are a practical lot… and this thing… looks far from practical.

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Gunnery Sgt. Carlos Hathcock II in Vietnam. Considered one of the US’ greatest marksmen, and the best sniper of the Vietnam War, Hathcock is known for utilizing a specially modified M2 Browning to shoot a motorcycle out from a VC courier, killing an enemy sniper by shooting through the enemy’s scope and stalking a NVA general for two days in enemy territory before killing him from 700 yds.

This is a hero of a man.

Be like Carlos.

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nfl garbage

If I was in charge, these NFL cowards would be given a plane ride over the ocean and summarily dumped into it.

Apologies to the marine life for dumping our worst fecal matter into their home.

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A lot of libtards pretend to like Mr. Heinlein.

I wonder what they’ll say about this factual, heartfelt comment.

Most of these people, in current times, are garbage.

peace

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“Victorians were stuffy prudes.”

That is certainly what I’ve always been told.

As we can clearly see, though, that statement is, basically, a load of codswallop.

photos compiled by muirin007

peace

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Mauro Samuel – Gm groove improvisation.

Mauro Samuel
Published on Jul 13, 2018

Fender American Standard Strat 2012
Boss BD-2w, DD7, RV5
Orange OR15
Coffee Break Groove backtrack – Funk 2-3 – Recorded 07-06-18

God, Mauro is just so good… he doesn’t even glance at the fretboard. That’s total affinity and a natural oneness with his instrument. Don’t get no better than that.

I hope someday, when my soul breaks free, to be just half as good as this man!

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It seems so quiet and mellow here this morning. It’s just before 11 as I start writing. Even the traffic is quiet, making a lower volume than the fan.

I don’t know what to do. There are so many things to do… but I have tremendous difficulty starting anything. And I do mean anything. I wonder if what was spoken of with a nearby friendly individual will happen today. We shall see. I hope it does actually. Maybe it will.

It’ll be nice out today… tomorrow will be 90° so I’ll be in the AC… my ancient body can’t take it anymore and truth be told was never very good with heat. Or cold. Which kind of puts the kaibosch on hunting for dinosaurs, pteros and giant spiders. And of course nowadays just seeing is a major problem.

Not as many tears as usual, so far, today, which is also a nice turn. So many things to work on. Most importantly my mind/brain interface, which has lost so much of itself. not that there was an awful lot to start with. I have near zero people skills and if you are female it for all intents and purposes is zero. It hurts. But I just hide in my hut. Contact with the outside is minimal to the max. Which also hurts. But it is my normal and always has been, as I have always been the outsider in all situations. Yes, all of them, ever since I can remember.

God help me.

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My friend just got back from Ireland wherein she took a side trip to this place… where they keep the notorious Blarney Stone.

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There is something that just feels right about getting even a little airborne. It’s a visceral thrill, let me assure you.

This 956 is doin’ it up nicely, especially considering it’s going uphill…

So powerful and dominant these were… a tradition carried on by the evolved 962 as well.

Power! Precision! A tough combination.

Awesome to watch.

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American Motors AMX/3. I wish this could have succeeded but the company was already tanking. Truly sad.

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Datsun 510. A serious contender back in the day.

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Die Käfer.

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Land Rover Lightweight. For serious offroading like none of the new owners ever dreamed.

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Just way, way too cool.

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So glad the Corvette is nowadays a totally world-class ride.

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Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa “Red Head”

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‘Stang. Not Arnold!

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Randall Carlson Revisits “Where Did The Road Go” to Talk Ice Ages, Atlantis & The Azores Pyramid

Sacred Geometry International
Published on Sep 30, 2013

This week’s interview on Where Did the Road Go? — Paranormal Radio, with Randall Carlson of Sacred Geometry International. Randall returns to talk about Sacred Geometry, Cycles of Cataclysm, Atlantis, Lost Civilizations, and much, much more… We talk about the recently found pyramid in the Azores, and whether it may be part of Atlantis, what ended the last Ice Age, Pole Shifts, evidence of cataclysm, his online classes on Sacred Geometry, and his part in Graham Hancock’s new book!

A good man, Randall is, truly. One can get a very good picture of the earth and the people that have populated it by listening to his lectures and checking his materials out.

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This is a 1967 Trident Clipper.

Of which I had never heard. I think thats very odd considering the year and my immersion, but, hey, there it is.

Ford 289 V8. Design and build by Carrozzeria Fissore. It’s the poor mans Aston Martin.

via vintageclassiccars, along with the basis for the copy.

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Stringbean – Cripple Creek (Grand Ole Opry)

OldTmye TunesFive
Published on Apr 7, 2015

Posting Country Music Videos downloaded from alt.binaries.mpeg.videos.country

FYI: John A. Brown, String Bean’s murderer, has been up for parole 4 times over the last 12 years & denied each time. Brown has spent 37 of his 60 years in prison & will not get another chance for parole until 2017. When Brown is tearfully pleading for freedom, I wonder if he remembers String’s wife Estelle begging him to spare her life & how he answered her pleas by putting a bullet in her head. Since he should have been executed anyway, he should never be granted his parole.

David Akeman (June 17, 1916 – November 10, 1973), better known as Stringbean (or String Bean), was an American country music banjo player and comedy musician best known for his role on the hit television show, Hee Haw, and as a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

Akeman and his wife were murdered by burglars at their rural Tennessee home in 1973. Born in Annville, Jackson County, Kentucky, Akeman came from a musical family. He was taught to play the banjo by his father, James Roy Akemon. He got his first real banjo when he was 12 years old in exchange for a pair of prize bantam chickens. Akeman began playing at local dances and gained a reputation as a musician, but the income was not enough to live on. He joined the Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps, building roads and planting trees.

Eventually, he entered a talent contest judged by singer-guitarist-musical saw player Asa Martin. He won and was invited to join Martin’s band. During an early appearance, Martin forgot Akeman’s name and introduced him as “String Bean” because of his tall, thin build. Akeman used the nickname the rest of his life.

Akeman originally was only a musician, but when another performer failed to show up one night, he was used as a singer and comic. From then on, Akeman did both comedy and music. He appeared on WLAP-AM in Lexington, Kentucky, and played with a several groups in the late 1930s.

Akeman also played semi-professional baseball. It was as a ballplayer that he met bluegrass pioneer Bill Monroe, who fielded with another semi-pro team. From 1943 to 1945, Akeman played banjo for Monroe’s band, performing on recordings such as “Goodbye Old Pal”. He also teamed with Willie Egbert Westbrook as String Beans and Cousin Wilbur, a comedy duo who appeared on the same bill as Monroe’s band. When he left Monroe, he was replaced by Earl Scruggs, a banjoist with a very different style.

In 1945, Akeman married Estelle Stanfill. The same year, he formed a comedy duet with Willie Egbert Westbrook, and they were invited to perform on the Grand Ole Opry. The following year, Akeman began working with Grandpa Jones, a fellow old-time banjo player and comedian. Jones and Akeman worked together at the Opry and years later on the Hee Haw television series. They also became neighbors near Ridgetop, Tennessee. Akeman became a protégé of Uncle Dave Macon, one of the biggest Opry stars. Near the end of his life, Macon gave Akeman one of his prized banjos.

Another deep love from my youth, a love for both song and man.

I have posted this before, back in October 2017. Exactly the same if I recall…

Sosumi.

This is the only true rendition of the song, as well. On YouTube, anyway.

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Pan Franek – 2015 – Hupaj Siupaj Polka – Grand Rapids Michigan

Stann Machowiak
Published on Aug 31, 2015

Pan Franek at Dozynki Polish Heritage Festival Grand Rapids Michigan.

Oooh Gawd, I so love this song, right from my youth… it just gets me goin’ and this band is simply the best there is.

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