A female pilot like this is a main character in Harry Turtledove’s ‘Worldwar’ series (In the Balance, Tilting the Balance, etc). I thought it was far-fetched, but apparantly not.
“If you haven’t heard of them: The Night Witches were an all-women’s bombing regiment in the Soviet military in World War II. They flew wood-and-canvas biplanes that were never meant to be used in combat. By the end of the war, they’d flown roughly 24,000 combat missions, all of them at night, earning 23 of them the title Hero of the Soviet Union.”
Source: Missed In History: The Night Witches | Stuff You Missed in History Class
Now you can enjoy some pictures of troops and their dogs — some funny, some heartwarming, some sad.
Source: The Bookworm Beat 1/15/16 — the “canine edition” and open thread
Trump certainly seems an ignorant buffoon and a loose cannon, but being a loose cannon, he rolls around randomly, not infrequently in the correct direction, which is more than I can say for nearly all of his Republican rivals.
Source: Is the Republican Party Just Too Stupid to Survive? – The Unz Review
In 1729, Jonathan Swift authored a satirical essay with the unwieldy title of A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People From Being a Burthen to Their Parents or Country, and for …
Source: A Modest Proposal to Reduce Income Inequality | International Liberty
Can computerized cars drive better than we can?
Source: Cars without Drivers