Preparedness Notes for Monday — April 15, 2019

April 15th, 1912, is the anniversary of the sinking of the “unsinkable” Titanic. 1,517 people lost their lives on the maiden voyage. As research into the incident has progressed over the last 100 years, it seems as if, one way or another, the ship was just going to sink. Impact with an iceberg, raging coal fires in the fuel supply, wrong turns, locked-up binoculars, weak rivets, too few lifeboats, and more. Perhaps this whole incident was really the result of man’s hubris.


  1. and of his dedication to help, Ready to sacrificing himself for his fellow man.

    The Crews of the steam machines(the only Team who retreated, did so when staying had become useless), the Operators of the electronics, Radio Operators and the musicians and those who Chose to give their place in the lifeboats others.

    The Crew of the Carpathia who risked blowing their engines in their race to rescue the shipwrecked.

    1. Only if you considered the only men on board were second class passengers, which is to put it politly a a very untrue Insult to the many of the Crew to who gave their lives to make the evacuation of the ship possible and other men who volunteered their places and lifevests to others.

  2. I am with you, ThoDan. We forget those who make the voyage possible.

    When I speak to high school students who think anyone who wore a military uniform is a hero (civilians believing the romantic lie), I tell them my heroes are the men who pick up my garbage in below zero conditions. They make my comfortable life more comfortable.

    Carry on

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