Over time, the design of the Olympic torch has undergone a fascinating series of innovations, both to its aesthetics, and the technology behind its burning flame
The Olympics as founded were basically tests of military skills. Even in today's Olympics, sports like the various shooting competitions, Judo and the other "combative" sports and the Biathlon (cross country skiing and rifle marksmanship combined) are skills useful to the military.
By Steve Virden - Volunteer Vets4Energy Minnesota: "In 1924, if you wanted to see the Olympics, you had to travel to Chamonix, France. The 2018 Olympics will deliver live stream video feeds 24 hours per day to televisions, computers and smart phones using satellite and the internet -- all technologies which would have been beyond anyone's dreams in 1924."
God Bless the USA, our military and their families support our freedoms and way of life.
Many aspects of Olympic-level competition have taken remarkable strides since the first Winter Olympics in 1924; and it is astounding to see the technology and innovation that have advanced in the Figure Skating world.
Hundreds of thousands of miles of oil and natural gas pipelines crisscross the United States, safely delivering the energy that fuels transportation, powers manufacturing and keeps the lights on at homes and businesses.
Producing energy resources like natural gas is of the utmost importance in maintaining the security of this country. However, anti-energy legislation inhibits Florida's ability to provide locally sourced energy options that not only benefit us on a security front, but would benefit Florida's economy.
By Congressman Morgan Griffith (VA): The 2017 hurricane season has been the most active and destructive to the United States in a number of years. The challenge of rebuilding is daunting. As part of the rebuilding process, we should learn how to better prepare for similar events in the future.
Without oil and gas, our lives would be significantly different. Medicines, clothing, plastics and rubber products would not exist.
Vets4Energy Volunteer Chairman: "We in New England are being held hostage by the state of New York... The northeastern United States already pays the highest energy prices on average compared to anywhere else in the country."