Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Arrow Mountain

Monica and I hiked around on Red Top Mountain today.  On the very tip top, there is a giant concrete arrow on the ground.  Apparently this was an old Airmail beacon a long time ago. In the 1920's the US Postal service began shipping mail via air and built these beacons to light the way. They are built approximately 10 miles apart and the towers were generally 50 feet tall.  The beacon light ran off of a generator at the feather end of the arrow.  Research also told me that in the 40's the government decommissioned them and they chopped off all of the towers to use as scrap metal for WWII.  So all that would be left is the concrete arrow.  Pretty cool stuff.

Anyway, kids are good. Jak is growing like a weed, crawling everywhere.  He is putting everything in his mouth, though. He got a penny in his mouth this week and was choking on it.  He kept coughing and gagging and finally spit the penny out.

Websites are doing great.

United States is doing terrible.  Looks like the last 50 years of communist criminal leaders in washington has finally succeeded in destroying the US as we know it.  Very reminiscent of Atlas Shrugged, the government is now printing more money to try and bail out companies that were running their businesses poorly.  This will only succeed in making things worse.  The end is near. We can not sustain these aristocratic communist criminals in Washington any more. These crooks are absolutely destroying everything good that capitalism built in this country.  It is sad , but I guess people here must be happy, because this is what they have been voting for over the last 5 decades or more. Full blown statism where the government owns and controls everything and the politicians become rich aristocrats who are above the people.

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