Portraits of Courage: George W. Bush oil paintings of veterans

George Bush paintings Portraits of courage-7
'Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors', a book of oil paintings by former President George W. Bush has just been released by Crown Publishing Group as a way to raise money for U.S. military veterans. Proceeds from the project will go to the Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative, which helps post-9/11 veterans and their families transition to civilian life. The 43rd president’s upcoming book will feature 66 full-color portraits and stories ...  View More
February 10, 2017 Jason

James Dresnok deserted to North Korea in 1962. He is still there.

James Dresnok desertion North Korea
James Joseph Dresnok (born 1941) is an American defector to North Korea, one of six American soldiers to defect after the Korean War. After defecting, Dresnok worked as an actor in propaganda films, some directed by Kim Jong-il, and as an English teacher in Pyongyang. He was featured on the CBS magazine program 60 Minutes on January 28, 2007, as the last United States defector alive in North Korea, and was the subject of a documentary film entitled 'Crossing the Line'.  View More
February 3, 2017 Jason

The “Corporate Warfare” project by Foreal studio

"Corporate Warfare" is a self initiated and personal art project by Foreal, a young design studio based in Germany with a focus on illustration and art direction. The project intends to represent the power and impact of famous international brands through a striking series of 3D illustrations. Imagining a time when the major corporations rule the world and go to war, Benjamin Simon and Dirk Schuster create weapons and missiles in the colors of Google, McDonald’s, Adidas or DHL.  View More
November 7, 2016 Tiffany

The new Chinese drone “CH-5 Rainbow” has a range of 12,000 miles.

Chinese military officials unveiled the CH-5 at a state air show this week, signalling a refreshed drone arms race with the United States. The CH-5 is able to remain airborne for up to 50 hours with an operational range of 12,000 miles (20,000 kms). The drone, which can carry up to 8 air-to-ground missiles, is now ready to enter service with the Chinese military as well as go up for sale on the international market.  View More
November 5, 2016 Michael

British Army apologizes for blackface tweet “sense of humor”.

The UK Ministry of Defence was accused of racism after a bizarre photo was posted on the Army's Twitter feed. The tweet showed a soldier in a jungle with black paint covering his face. The image was accompanied by the message: 'Being a #soldier in the jungle requires a robust sense of humour'. The tweet was later taken down. But the picture sparked angry accusations of racism, with critics comparing it to the caricatures of black people by early 20th century 'minstrels'.  View More
October 29, 2016 Joshua

Before smartphones, Samsung was making self-propelled artillery

Most of us know Samsung for its consumer electronics presence, including mobile devices. Whatever piece of technology you want that's viable for your kitchen, living room, bedroom, or other house facilities - you can buy it with a Samsung logo proudly perched on a visible spot. But there's a side to the Korean mega corporation that you probably aren't in touch with, and maybe for the better! We're talking about Samsung Techwin, a weapons technology company.  View More
October 18, 2016 Jason

After the Vietnam war, farmers repurposed thousands of fuel tanks jettisoned by U.S. fighter jets to create river boats and canoes

During the Vietnam War, U.S. fighter jets constantly screamed across the countryside. They were typically loaded with an arsenal of missiles and bombs, but they also had external fuel tanks to extend their range. When the tanks were dry, or the pilot suddenly needed more maneuverability, the heavy tanks were dropped. But just because they were discarded, doesn’t mean they weren’t still useful.  View More
September 22, 2016 Michael

If the U.S. Navy had its way, the “Golden Gate Bridge” would have been painted black with yellow stripes

The Golden Gate Bridge has always been painted orange vermilion, deemed "International Orange." Rejecting carbon black and steel gray, Consulting Architect Irving Morrow selected the distinctive orange color because it blends well with the span's natural setting as it is a warm color consistent with the warm colors of the land masses in the setting as distinct from the cool colors of the sky and sea. It also provides enhanced visibility for passing ships. If the U.S. Navy had its way, the Bridge ...  View More
September 21, 2016 Megan
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