Maritime, naval, and aviation history. Something of a Sci-Fi geek as well.
1)Question authority and think for yourself.
2)A half truth is the worst sort of lie.
3)"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies."-Groucho Marx
4)Never ascribe to a conspiracy what simple stupidity will explain. - Poached from The Universal Curmudgeon
5)If 50 million people believe a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing. — Anatole France (1844-1924)
6)I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires. - Susan B. Anthony
the belief that government, with its great wisdom and moral superiority, can be trusted with a monopoly on deadly force. - poached from The Universal Curmudgeon.
8) Subjective reality is thinking you can out-run a bear; objective reality is that some hours later, you are fresh meat. - poached from reshuffle1
9) "This is what we have to understand, at the heart of every bigot, there is a bully!" - Former senator and secratary of defence in a 16 June 2012 interview on CNN.
10) Ain't it amazing how it is that those who call on others to "Have An Open Mind" are the most closed minded people on the face of the planet? - Equal Opportunity Curmudgeon
11) Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence. – Richard Dawkins
An Executor Class Super Star Destroyer. (Nobody cuts me off in traffic!)
Darth Vader. (My kinda guy with a foolproof "Retirement scheme" which saves a bundle on the pension plan.)