Gotta love antiques

Don’t let the name of the vid scare you. And don’t be tempted to write it off and immediately dismiss it; you will be the better person for your tolerance and patience.

I love old stuff. Unfortunately, in many areas, we tend to think ‘old’ means intellectually lopsided, short of smarts, behind the times, or just plain old wrong. I beg to differ, and we mistakenly infer we are so much more advanced than ‘yesterday’s children.’ Ignorance has many disciples, yet ignorance does not mean stupid, but simply uninformed.

Sad to say, we have not learned that our ancestors were actually ‘smarter’ than us, that they were really and truly more in tune with common sense, and while we borrow on their achievements, we refuse to see what they saw, and in the process, we draw conclusions based on preferences and the strong pull of society as opposed to things that should be absolute.

Pay attention to the music once the vid settles, and observe the interesting cartography by the passengers as well as the incomparable Gleason map. There is an all around ‘niceness.’ Enjoy, and draw your own conclusions. And of course I am well aware of just posting this vid is reason enough for some to cry: ‘thou fool!’

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42 Responses to Gotta love antiques

  1. Doug says:

    The music sets the tone for sure. I am generally awed at the images of times past. I am guessing this was shot in the late 20’s, early 30’s. I am generally humbled when I realize every adult depicted in this film.. in the air, the crowds on the ground… are all dead… and any who are still living are getting ready to die and were being carried in the arms of their parents down below in the cities.
    All this was cutting edge for them and their age. A symbolic depiction of the conquest of man in the air; balloons depicting the ascent of man into a new realm… no control.. adrift to the winds. Then the “balloons” with motors depicting man gaining his first control of flight. Loads of metaphors for sure. Obviously not shown were airplanes… which were well into their own by this time.. but balloons tend to lend a romantic flavor when compared to the old farts of today like me that lived to witness man reach the moon as a result of all this “ballooning”.
    I have no idea to your reason for posting this.. but I appreciated the reflection for what it was. I suppose if you need to believe the world is flat go for it..

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    • ColorStorm says:

      A thousand apologies doug- just saw this and the many attempts by you to post.

      So tks for this, and I agree, I too considered the men then and now dead, and the soft music of days past. As to ‘flatness,’ that’s a word I avoid, for the same reason Bill Nye says ships disappear over a ‘curve’ at 3 miles out in the ocean.

      True science proves him wrong, as he must not understand mirroring, refraction, lensing, and the vanishing point. I am of the opinion the earth is stationary and does not move one inch, per our senses. Perhaps you have seen it move an inch or two, other than math formulas and assumptions? Perhaps you know of somebody who has seen the earth from above that appears different from our balloon friends here?

      And no, this thinking has been around for thousands of years, it was only until a few dissatisfied customers got the itch to say otherwise; that is, that the earth is guilty of the preposterous offense of spinning at 1,000 mph, going God knows where at an alleged orbit of 67,000 mph, at rates and speeds we can not even conceive.

      Or, we can choose to believe that humans do not walk on basketballs, upside down like insects. That God has made the earth IN the water, with foundations like that of a well constructed building, which any engineer relies upon stability lest it falls, just like He says in the good book, which logic, facts, reason, and common sense all attest to.

      Other than that I did reference the Gleason map, a masterpiece of unequalled and unchallenged cartography, (because its correct) so that’s why I posted the vid.

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  2. Citizen Tom says:

    Dirigibles or airships fascinate me. The technology works, but it presents serious problems.
    1. The darn things have to be huge to be cost effective. So putting one in a hanger is not inexpensive. Unfortunately, they are vulnerable to the wind. So when they are not in use, they belong in a hanger.
    2. Dirigibles are highly sensitive to the weather. There is no way one makes it through a thunderstorm. Even a snowstorm, or icing conditions would likely bring one down, and that’s a problem. If the object is to move cargo, then 6,000 feet up is about as high as they go. 20,000 feet is possible, but not if you want to carry very much. So they cannot get above the weather. They have to go around it, and some weather systems are big.
    3. The best lifting gases are hydrogen and helium. Hydrogen is explosive, and helium is expensive. Containing these gases is not easy, especially when weight is an issue. The earlier dirigibles settled on bags made of sheep gut. Not inexpensive.

    So are we ever going to see lots of dirigibles in commercial or military use? Maybe. We have lots of technical options that folks did not have a century ago. My guess is that some big corporate executive will eventually look at the potential energy savings and invest some money.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Tkx for this Ct-

      I too am fascinated by air travel and the pioneers who dared to risk reputation and lives.

      Reputation? Ha!

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    • Arkenaten says:

      But do you also believe that the earth is flat? That is the real question.

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      • ColorStorm says:

        The real question is whether the Creator is subject to the whims, theories, and assumptions of so called science. More importantly is how and why Degrass and Nye can put forth their notions with a straight face having ZERO proof.

        Amazing really when you think about it; the scriptures while presenting infallible proofs of God and His reliable word, yet you do not believe Him, while at the same time you latch onto a ‘spinning ball’ theory having ZERO proof, yet believing. Strange really.

        (But I so luuuuv watching the personal accusations against time tested belief while ignoring FACTS such as datum lines, surveying, railroads, time, and the magic of fish eye lenses which shows a water skier in the ocean sailing over a ball. Hilarious)

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        • Arkenaten says:

          Why can’t you let Tom answer? Are you scared?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Stop it already please. I see what reindeer games u play on your blog at my expense.

          But afraid? Of you, Of your pretense in truth other than trying to put one believer against another?

          Of course he can answer for himself, as he has already, so what if there is not agreement.

          For the love of God, Tesla found fault with the magic of Einstein.

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        • Arkenaten says:

          Not afraid of me ,you twit!
          Afraid of the answer Tom might respond with.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          I know perfectly what you meant. That’s your trouble Doug, you assume things incorrectly, in which btw my current post addresses ‘assumptions.’ 😂

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        • Arkenaten says:

          So you are, in fact, afraid that Tom will flatly disagree with your ridiculous flat earth assertion – baring in mind the field he is trained in of course.
          Will you be prepared to make apology for being a bloody fool?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Apology? Ha, you are hilarious. There is always the possibility that he, like you, or whoever else, has not given much thought to what science attests, compared to what so called scientists allege.

          Then there is always scripture…. but I would like to hear from Doug no. 1, who had asked why I posted this vid up above since I answered, but I believe I am correct when I say people are uncomfortable because there is ZERO PROOF In the alleged moving ball, and have trouble defending it.

          But unlike you, I don’t fault people for disagreeing, but rest assured, if atheism is involved with God’s creation…….nuff said.

          Certainly Ct can gave his say, and he prob will.

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        • Arkenaten says:

          Excellent! Then best you zip it and let Tom respond.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Tkx for instructing me how to behave on my own blog- and Tkx again for proving you cannot connect the dots of reason.

          My cultural catholic makes no claim to the Bible or Christianity. Like so many others, he was simply raised as such, and his assumptions were never tested, as he did not care.

          But unlike you, he was happy that I enlightened him, therefore you have no excuse for your darkness.

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    • grabaspine says:

      Tom, do you agree with John that the earth is flat?

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      • ColorStorm says:

        Hey mike-

        If u followed his comments, it’s kind of obvious that he does not; but if u intend on trying to pit a believer one against another, it won’t fly.

        But you never know, one day you may change your mind as to a ‘ ‘plane.’ It may surprise you to learn that the science fraud Nye is clueless as to WHY ships disappear. 😉

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      • Citizen Tom says:

        @grabaspine

        I like airships.

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        • grabaspine says:

          Not the question. Try again?

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        • Citizen Tom says:

          @grabaspine

          No. It is the right answer.

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        • grabaspine says:

          So. So, you don’t believe the earth is flat.
          How do you feel about John’s belief that it is?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Maybe u should first lay bare your hands mike and tell us all of your superior intellect, and how you came to understand your former faith as a Christian was a waste of your life, and now u preach that we are all deluded by scripture.

          And since ‘in the beginning God’ is agitating to you, why should any believer actually take u seriously as to anything else, other than to recognize what I proved: you so luuuv to try to break up the goodwill and fellowship of brothers in arms

          Now do u understand why Tom’s answer was brilliant?

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        • grabaspine says:

          Again, it would be nice if you allowed Tom to answer my second question for himself.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          It would be nice? Really? Mike, we all know your feigned interest with ulterior motives. You have a track record.

          You have banned myself from your site, yet you follow, refollow over and over again, whereas I remain entirely consistent.

          That said, Tesla and Einstein were brilliant men but disagreed. So what?

          Maybe Tom knows something I don’t- maybe I know something he doesn’t. So what. What we do know is God is good, and he favors the pure in heart.

          In this, we remain the best of friends, and as the song goes: you can’t touch this.

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        • grabaspine says:

          I do now have another site that is not a books and reading blog.
          Search for mydesertvoice

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        • Citizen Tom says:

          @grabaspine

          Proverbs 20:3 New King James Version (NKJV)
          3 It is honorable for a man to stop striving,
          Since any fool can start a quarrel.

          Getting the maximum accuracy out of GPS requires Einstein’s physics. Putting the system on orbit only requires Newton’s physics. When I look at the GPS screen on the dashboard of my car, it is a flat earth.

          ColorStorm believes in the salvation offered by Jesus. I don’t think he is lost. How about you?

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        • grabaspine says:

          So the earth is not flat. Agreed. How do you feel about John thinking that it is? You didn’t answer that question.

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        • Citizen Tom says:

          @grabaspine

          I like airships.

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        • grabaspine says:

          And no. I don’t believe anyone is ‘lost’ in the same way as you. If there is a God, and I believe there may be but we can’t prove or demonstrate it, I believe he is more willing to receive all than we are for others to be received without believing what we believe.
          No one is Lost.

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        • Citizen Tom says:

          @grabaspine

          You don’t know if there is a God, but you have Him all figured out? 😕

          How do you know no one is lost?

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        • grabaspine says:

          I don’t ” know” but neither do you “know” that anyone IS lost. You just believe by faith that they are

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        • Citizen Tom says:

          @grabaspine

          Faith is based upon evidence. I did not believe in Jesus until I was in my fifties. Then I read the Bible. I realized men would not have written the Bible on their own. I realized how much the Bible explained about our history. I realized the Bible shows us to ourselves as we actually are.

          How does faith grow? If we live by our faith, and we see that our beliefs work in practice, it grows.

          NO CLUE CT WHY THIS WENT TO MOD- OTHERS WERE FINE

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        • grabaspine says:

          Sorry Tom. You have neither Evidence of the existence of heaven or the existence of hell. You have faith in what it says, ie. Is asserted to be true, in the bible. Faith, not evidence.
          You are much too intelligent to be deluded, but I’ll​ give you the benefit of doubt that you aren’t intentionally lying by equivocating the two different words and meanings.

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        • Citizen Tom says:

          @grabaspine

          Evidence? I suppose you mean scientific evidence. Science doesn’t provide the tools to study God.

          Proving God exists is a philosophical challenge. If you can ask a question and have the spine to accept the answer, then you are up to the task.

          Other than the fact He exists, what can we know about God? Only what He tells us. He must reveal Himself. How? That is up to Him. We are God’s creatures, not the other way around.

          What do Christians say about God’s revelation to us? We have a moral law embedded within each of us. We also have the Bible.

          What is this moral law? We each have an innate knowledge of right and wrong. Perfect knowledge? No, but there is no doubt it exists.

          The Bible is an amazing work that has profoundly altered the course of Western Civilization. Unfortunately, our secularized public schools have almost rid us of the knowledge of that history. Sad.

          Jesus is the most important person who ever lived, and it is not politically correct to teach about Him in school? How stupid do we have to be to accept such an absurdity? So here I am listening to you tell me I have no proof.

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        • grabaspine says:

          A God who cannot be detected for or who’s influence cannot be identified in the natural world is no different that one who doesn’t exist. At best he/she/it is irrelevant to reality as we can know it.
          Your comment about the “philosophical challenge” of proving God’s existence could easily be said by any other theist who believes that God is different from the biblical God. And you’d have no way of telling who’s right and who’s wrong.
          Again, it’s not evidence. It’s philosophy, belief and faith in what you cant, by your own admission, actually “know” in any real and true sense of the word.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          just an observation mike. From watching you years ago stir up strife by asking ‘questions’ you had no interest in learning, it appears quite clear that your Christianity never took root. Not an insult, just an honest assessment from your own words. No one would either speak of God or scripture the way you present God as an ‘immoral monster.’

          So it appears something else captured your affections, and please do not say ‘I started to use by brain………..’

          Somehow, someway, you have pitched your tent with the mass of humanity who pretends to know more than the Creator. Sad really, and your last post invite proves I am correct.

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        • grabaspine says:

          It must seem convenient for you to believe this about me.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          You have laid your own snare mike. Anybody who says the things you do about God, His word, and His creation……..
          …….aw never mind, just look at the post u invited me to.

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        • Citizen Tom says:

          @grabaspine

          Our senses just “receive” form of data. We detect “something” when we analyze and interpret that data. We detect God similarly by analyzing the data provided to us by Creation, the moral law, and the Bible.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          What an answer!
          Love it Ct.

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  3. ColorStorm says:

    Yep, and I am happy to say he already has.
    Maybe u can do your own research; in the meantime, of course he has full liberty at his disposal.

    Tom is a good man.

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