Aztecs at the Half
"Life is fraughtless ... when you're thoughtless."
A short drive from US-64, and about 30 miles from Interstate-25, Capulin has a paved road to the rim of the shield (although the drive up, on the outboard side of the road, could use a few more guardrails.....).
There is also a short trail into the ancient caldera, right to the now-sealed vent. Shelby did the trail twice.
Though this system (called "European Capability") is being replaced by a "phased approach" that capitalizes on sea- and other land-based interceptors, you have to wonder about the timing of this announcement.....
Sept. 17, 1939 (70 years ago today) marked the Soviet invasion of Poland. Happy Anniversary, Poland....
(h/t Nathan Hodge at WIRED's Danger Room)
It took nearly a year for the Constitution to fully go into effect -- after the necessary ninth state ratified it (New Hampshire, in June 1788), it was another three months before the irregularly-convened Continental Congress passed the resolution putting the Constitution into operation on September 13th, 1788.
Though many of the Constitutional Convention delegates were dissatisfied with the final product, deeming it a "series of unfortunate compromises", it is a document that has endured the test of time.
It has had barely two dozen amendments over its lifetime - one of those (XXI) repealing another (XVIII), and the first ten bundled into the Bill of Rights and ratified in 1791. And all Federal employees and military service members swear their oath to uphold and defend it -- *not* to any specific person or organization, but to the ideals expressed in this wonderful document.
Happy Constitution Day!
The potluck brunch (and white sangría) makes it all worthwhile!
Though our elevation in north Colorado Springs is close to 7,000' abovr sea level, our new neighborhood is flat. But I still haven't taken the time to take the kids out to fully teach them.
So Jarrett, being ever the self-starter, decided to teach himself! Like the old Bo Jackson Nike commercials, he "just did it".
And once again, I'm learning from him.