(BPT) - Few events have shaped American society like the Cold War in the 20th century. The global conflict, riddled with propaganda between the world’s two dominant superpowers — the United States and the Soviet Union — had far-reaching social and economic impact. President Ronald Reagan referred to the Soviet Union as "the evil empire." From the time the Cold War started soon after World War II in 1947 to the time it ended in 1991 when the Soviet Union dissolved and separated into republics, American patriotism ran high, but so did the constant fear of possible nuclear warfare. Economically, inflation gripped the nation during the 1970s and early 1980s. However, that era also marked tremendous growth of the nation’s military-industrial capabilities as the production of military weapons and equipment escalated. Blytheville Air Force Base A major hub of military activity during the height of the Cold War was the Blytheville Air Force Base, which was located in Mississippi … [Read more...] about History and military buffs: Access once top-secret facilities at the National Cold War Center in Arkansas
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 3 In comic books, Galactus is known as the devourer of worlds. When it comes to action figures, Galactus is now the destroyer of wallets. Hasbro decided that its newest figure depicting the giant planet eater from Marvel's Fantastic Four wouldn't be the typical six-inch toy that retails in the $20 to $30 range and decorates work desks and bookshelves. This Galactus, with a design based on the art of famed Marvel writer-artist John Byrne, would be a towering 32-inch-tall monstrosity of plastic articulation. The figure, scheduled for release some time this fall, is the biggest toy Hasbro has ever built for its Marvel line, which is fitting, given Galactus's gigantic stature. The price for such oversize ambition? $399.99. How do you know whether a fan base will step up to luxury-level action-figure pricing? Hasbro's answer is to crowdfund in advance to gauge interest, as part of the … [Read more...] about Would you buy a $400 Marvel action figure? Thousands of people can’t wait.
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 3 'Tis the season to be jolly, and I'm not talking about Christmas. It's Fat Bear Week, a pure and wonderful treat for people who need a break from the harsh realities of life. The competition champions the brown bears of Katmai National Park and Preserve as they complete their transformations from scrawny to elephantine for hibernation. With the internet watching via live Bear Cams, the contestants go beast mode on the millions of sockeye salmon that run from Bristol Bay down the Brooks River. Then it's up to voters to interpret the "fattest." "There's no real set criteria that you're supposed to vote on," said Mike Fitz, a resident naturalist with Explore.org who started the competition in 2014. "You could vote on just simply the largest bear, or look at relative fatness or consider the extenuating circumstances of each bear's life like the challenges of raising offspring." For … [Read more...] about What is Fat Bear Week? Everything to know about the big, beefy event.
Listen to this article Two hours and 31 minutes. That's how much time passed between Sergio Perez taking the chequered flag in the returning Singapore Grand Prix in first place and for the stewards to eventually penalise the Red Bull driver for his repeat safety car infringements. Along with a delayed race start owing to the slippery conditions that eventually bypassed the full-wet tyres, another chapter for the jewellery debate, plus the looming precedent the governing body might need to set if there have indeed been breaches of the 2021 budget cap, confidence in the FIA took a further blow last weekend. That appears to have overshadowed a dramatic, if not thrilling, first encounter around the Marina Bay streets since 2019. One in which Perez delivered superbly to end his protracted poor form to streak away from Charles Leclerc late on, while champions Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen struggled to master the treacherous, greasy track. All told, Verstappen's … [Read more...] about Ten things we learned from the 2022 Singapore Grand Prix
How much does Lewis Hamilton have left in the tank? He has told Toto Wolff he has “another five years” of Formula 1 in him. Hamilton has muscled his way to the very summit of Formula 1, holding the records for most race wins, pole positions and podium finishes among others. He is also a seven-time World Champion, which means an eighth would see him surpass Michael Schumacher for the record of most titles won. Now aged 37 and having achieved so much, the topic of how much longer Hamilton will keep going in Formula 1 is often discussed, his current Mercedes contract running until the end of the 2023 campaign. But according to Wolff, that will not be Hamilton’s last contract in Formula 1 with Mercedes, and it may not even be a short-term deal either judging by what Hamilton has told Wolff. Speaking to Channel 4 , Wolff said Hamilton has informed him he feels he can still go in Formula 1 for another five years. “We are totally transparent with each other,” said Wolff. … [Read more...] about Lewis Hamilton tells Toto Wolff he has ‘another five years’ in F1
Starbucks workers at Houston's first unionized store held an unfair labor practices strike on Saturday to demand the reinstatement of a worker they say was fired in retaliation for leading unionizing efforts. The strike came just a week after the coffee giant's Shepherd and Harold store , located at 2801 S. Shepherd Drive, announced it had voted to form a union. Workers at the store allege that Josh Deleon, a longtime Starbucks employee and leader of the union drive at the Shepherd and Harold store, was fired in retaliation for his organizing efforts just five days before the Sept. 21 vote to unionize. In an email interview, Deleon, who had worked for the company for nearly nine years, wrote that during the month of September, management began pulling certain employees off the floor with vague accusations of time theft, explaining that the situation was being investigated. Union busting is DISGUSTING! @SBWU_Houston PROTESTING against exploitative & unethical union … [Read more...] about Houston Starbucks workers go on temporary strike after union leader was fired
Listen to this article The Final Destination horror movie franchise has a formulaic structure where a person has a premonition of a disaster and saves a group of people from violent deaths. From there, everyone involved dies in convoluted ways because no one can cheat death. Of course, Final Destination is just a film, but an anxious person might feel stressed about the future after the incident in this video. The doorbell camera films a quiet street with lots of tall, mature trees. There's not even a breeze blowing through their limbs. A car drives by, but nothing seems out of the ordinary. As the vehicle exits the frame, a cracking sound becomes audible. It's not clear where the noise is coming from, though. While this snapping noise is happening, a crossover enters the frame going from the left to the right. A tree limb hanging over the road breaks, just as the vehicle drives underneath it. Trees Can Mess Up A Vehicle: Ultra Rare Ferrari Enzo Crashes … [Read more...] about Lucky Driver Has “Final Destination” Moment, Barely Misses Falling Tree Limb