Two Korean men stand on the roof of a grocery store with rifles to prevent looters from entering the store. LA riots, April 30th, 1992
The Rodney King trial results were announced April 29th at 3:15 pm. A jury had found some police officers not guilty of beating Rodney King. (The beating was videotaped and widely broadcasted.) That afternoon and evening rioters had started looting and burning local stores. It got out of control and the LAPD pulled out of the area.
This photo was taken the next morning. The only way the business owners could defend their property was to do it by themselves. If they call 911, police would not respond to the area.
Here’s a video (skip to about 1:30) of a gun battle on the street
Nazi scientists testing the aerodynamics of a Messerschmitt Bf 109 E3, 1940
Powered by a Rolls-Royce Kestrel V engine, it had a maximum speed of 342 mph (550 km) and had a range of 410 miles (660 km). It was 28 ft 4 in (8.65 m) long with a wingspan of 32 ft 4 in (9.87 m). The aircraft was armed with 2 machine-guns and 2 20 mm cannons. Germany’s new Messerschmidt aeroplanes have been tested in the Spanish civil war. The pilots are pledged before they leave Germany never to let their planes fall into the hands of the enemy. Each pilot has orders to set fire to his plane if it is brought down or has to make a forced landing on enemy soil. Each plane has a special tank of inflammable matter that can be ignited at once for this purpose.
“Be brave. Even if you’re not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference. Don’t allow the phone to interrupt important moments. It’s there for your convenience, not the callers. Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is. Don’t burn bridges. You’ll be surprised how many times you have to cross the same river. Don’t forget, a person’s greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated. Don’t major in minor things. Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Helen Keller, Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein. Don’t spread yourself too thin. Learn to say no politely and quickly. Don’t use time or words carelessly. Neither can be retrieved. Don’t waste time grieving over past mistakes Learn from them and move on. Every person needs to have their moment in the sun, when they raise their arms in victory, knowing that on this day, at his hour, they were at their very best. Get your priorities straight. No one ever said on his death bed, ‘Gee, if I’d only spent more time at the office’. Give people a second chance, but not a third. Judge your success by the degree that you’re enjoying peace, health and love. Learn to listen. Opportunity sometimes knocks very softly. Leave everything a little better than you found it. Live your life as an exclamation, not an explanation. Loosen up. Relax. Except for rare life and death matters, nothing is as important as it first seems. Never cut what can be untied. Never overestimate your power to change others. Never underestimate your power to change yourself. Remember that overnight success usually takes about fifteen years. Remember that winners do what losers don’t want to do. Seek opportunity, not security. A boat in harbor is safe, but in time its bottom will rot out. Spend less time worrying who’s right, more time deciding what’s right. Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life. Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get. The importance of winning is not what we get from it, but what we become because of it. When facing a difficult task, act as though it’s impossible to fail.”
— Jackson Brown Jr.
Boston Celtics – 8 Consecutive NBA Titles
Winning one NBA Title is impressive, but winning eight consecutive NBA Titles is astonishing. The Celtics dominated the NBA during the 1960s and won a championship every year from 1959-1966. When the Chicago Bulls (1996-1998) and Los Angeles Lakers (2000-2002) each won 3 championships in a row, it was a big deal. Yet neither of them came close to doing what the Celtics accomplished. With the NBA now in a salary cap system, there is too much parity across the league for a single team to go on an 8-year title run. Also, there is a lot of pressure on teams trying to repeat as champions. The Miami Heat are already feeling the heat and they have only won two in a row. Unless the NBA abolishes the salary cap and allows superstars to team up, the Celtics record will never be broken.
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