What Is Musk’s Boring Company Planning?


By Noel T. Braymer

What ever it is, its not rapid transit. The Boring Company which is controlled by Elon Musk along with Tesla, Solar City, Hyperloop and Space-X among others finally released their plans for what they want to do in Los Angeles County. The basic plan is to dig tunnels the size of sewer pipes- 12 feet in diameter, to mostly carry cars on a “skate”, which is an automated electric car without a car body running at speeds up to 125 miles per hour. To handle 2,000 vehicles an hour at roughly 65 miles per hour  on a freeway lane means cars running every 1.8 seconds apart. The basic idea is to build small thus cheaper tunnels to carry mostly cars quickly to bypass bumper to bumper traffic on existing freeways. The skate would eliminate human error and hopefully accidents. As part of this package, skates will…

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Attacking Clark Field


As 1945 opened in the Pacific Theater, the Allies were advancing through the Philippines. Their next major target would be a three-unit attack on the Japanese stronghold of Clark Field on January 7th. At the time, the Japanese had put more than 400 antiaircraft guns in the area, which would make the planned 120+ A-20 and B-25 raid more challenging. Three bomb groups, the 345th, 312th and 417th, would split into formations and fly an “X” pattern over Clark Field. Above them, two P-38 squadrons would keep an eye out for enemy planes.

Upon arriving at the mountain pass that stood between the crews and Clark Field, heavy clouds blocked their path. The formation split up in the thick clouds as pilots navigated through the pass, temporarily invisible to each other. Emerging on the other side of the clouds, the 312th’s flight leader, Lt. Joseph Rutter, and his wingman, Lt…

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NICOLE MITCHELL » Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds

Jazz You Too

Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth Ensemble
avery r young: vocals
Kojiro Umezaki: shakuhachi
Nicole Mitchell: flute, electronics
Renée Baker: violin
Tomeka Reid: cello, banjo
Alex Wing: electric guitar, oud
Tatsu Aoki: bass, shamisen, taiko
Jovia Armstrong: percussion

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Chukku! Bukku!! Chukku! Bukku!!


Chukku! Bukku!! Chukku! Bukku!!

Historic steam engine from White Pass Yukon Route Railroad Skagway, Alaska.

Chukku! Bukku!! Chukku! Bukku!!

Chukku! Bukku!! came to town
People rushing to see train
Some buy tickets to go around
Station Master whistles – 3
Bell Rings 1 – Train at platform
Bell Rings 2 – Shall leave in few minutes
Bell Rings 3 – Shall leave in a minute
Chukku! Bukku!! Chukku! Bukku!!

Engine Driver Super Strong
Putting coal in fire
Though sweating shall not stop
Shhhhh sounds driver
Shhhhh sounds steam engine
Iron wheels revolve on rail,
Towns and cities, farms and forests passed over
Chukku! Bukku!! Chukku! Bukku!!

Place to place decades passed by
Whistles and horns of train
Set time for the world
Carried goods by the tons
People commuted to earn bread
Happy travellers saw world
Millions and Billions Miles it went
Chukku! Bukku!! Chukku! Bukku!!

Child on back, elders crawling, to imitate train
Entertained kith and kin
Oh! Now a…

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