Archive for January, 2016

I support Bernie Sanders, and I’m not stupid or unrealistic

Posted in Uncategorized on January 28, 2016 by budbranch

Cody Gough (dot com)

Today I read for maybe the 10,000th time an assertion that supporters of Bernie Sanders are unrealistic, that Bernie Sanders supporters will all be disappointed if they elect him because he won’t be able to bring the change he’s promising, that Bernie Sanders’ policies will be “just another example of Democrats making promises they can’t keep,” and so on and so forth. And I’d like to briefly dispel a misconception about people who support Bernie Sanders as the next president of the United States:

We’re not stupid.


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Remembrance is Not Enough

Posted in Uncategorized on January 27, 2016 by budbranch

Well said, Wayne.

Wayne Hale's Blog

“Do good work” – Virgil Ivan “Gus” Grissom

This January 30 has been designated ‘Remembrance Day’ in honor of the astronauts who lost their lives in the Apollo 1, Challenger, and Columbia accidents.

It is altogether fitting that we remember their dedication, bravery, and sacrifice.
But it is not enough to partake of fuzzy emotional sentiments about loss; nor is should our remembrance day devolve into a contest of ‘I remember exactly where I was when I heard’ stories.

For those of us engaged in pushing back the space frontier it means we must work to learn something from those accidents; lessons which will keep us from adding a future catastrophe to the list for some remembrance days to come.

So I ask you: what did you learn?

How about this: Pure oxygen atmosphere in a space craft may be necessary but the entire process should be approached cautiously; ignition…

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McCormick Observatory

Posted in Aerial, Architectural, DJI Phantom 3, HDR, RC Quadcopter on January 18, 2016 by budbranch



Methane Tank

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Downtown Charlottesville

Posted in Aerial, DJI Phantom 3, HDR on January 12, 2016 by budbranch


Woolen Mills Smokestack

Posted in Aerial, DJI Phantom 3, RC Quadcopter on January 11, 2016 by budbranch


Cincinnati Aerials

Posted in Aerial, DJI Phantom 3, HDR, Long exposures, RC Quadcopter on January 2, 2016 by budbranch


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