Author Archives: Terry Welshans

About Terry Welshans

I grew up in Burbank, California. My dad worked at a company that made sub assemblies for about every airplane made in the 1960-1970 era, so it was only natural that the aviation bug bit me while I was quite young. I hold a commercial pilot certificate and fly as much as I can. I live in Bardstown, Kentucky with my wife, moving here after we retired. I am a Vietnam veteran and a cancer survivor. I like to keep politicians honest, and do so when they open an avenue where I feel they have erred.

Just a few observations:

In a recent article, I think Bill Palmer is reading it wrong. A battle hardened Admiral or General, Army or Marine, can not be intimidated or embarrassed by this guy. Could Nimitz, Puller, Patton, Bradley or Montgomery or any of … Continue reading

Posted in Aviation, Breaking News, US Military, War | 2 Comments

Nothing Personal. Just Business

I have owned and operated a few businesses over the last 60 years, and I have studied business law, drawn contracts and agreements, but do not have an advanced degree. I have taught as an adjunct professor at a college … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Election, Criminal Law, Economics, Political Science, Politics, United States | 5 Comments

Hacking the Vote: Part II

I recently wrote about how voting machines could be hacked. There is a second way the vote can be hacked with no one finding out, if cleverly done. Today, the web site Mother Jones published an article that someone is … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Election, Crime, information Technology | 4 Comments

How easy is it to hack the actual vote?

Its technically very easy, depending on how secure the equipment is stored when it is not in use. To be effective, the hack would only work on machines that will not produce a record of input from the voter and … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Election, Corruption, Criminal Law, Democracy | 11 Comments

Rest in peace my friends

I’d like you to meet five guys I met when I was in Vietnam. These guys were the crew aboard a Lockheed C-130E serial number 62-1785, of the 314th Tactical Airlift Wing based at Ching Chuan Kang Ab, China. Lockheed … Continue reading

Posted in American History, Heroism, Memorial, USAF, Vietnam, World History | 10 Comments

Oh, the Irony

Today, in the Louisville, Kentucky Courier Journal newspaper  and USA Today , a story describing the new Coal Museum in Benham, a small (population 500) town in eastern Kentucky sent me into a laughing spasm. The museum, the pride of … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Energy Policy, Technology | 3 Comments

U.S.M.C. Facing a Readiness Crisis

A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornet with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232 “Red Devils” departs the runway at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, March 24, 2017. US Marine Corps photo. Pilots need practice to maintain proficiency. Pilots flying … Continue reading

Posted in Arizona, Aviation, Economic Policy, Government, USMC | 11 Comments