I like pleasure spiked with pain And music is my aeroplane It's my aeroplane Songbird sweet and sour Jane And music is my aeroplane It's my aeroplane Pleasure spiked with pain That mother fucker always spiked with pain
Ooh Did you see the frightened ones? Did you hear the falling bombs? Did you ever wonder why we had to run for shelter when the Promise of a brave new world unfurled beneath a clear blue Sky?
This ol' airport's got me down It's no earthly good to me And I'm stuck here on the ground As cold and drunk as I can be You can't jump a jet plane Like you can a freight train So I best be on my way In the early mornin' rain You can't jump a jet plane Like you can a freight train So I best be on my way In the early mornin' rain
Oh, kiss me and smile for me Tell me that you'll wait for me Hold me like you'll never let me go 'Cause I'm leavin' on a jet plane Don't know when I'll be back again Oh babe, I hate to go
The National Aviation Day (August 19) is a United States
national observation that celebrates the development of aviation.
was established in 1939 by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who issued a presidential
proclamation which designated the anniversary of Orville Wright's birthday to
be National Aviation Day (Mr. Wright, born in 1871, was still alive when the
proclamation was first issued, and would live another nine years). The
proclamation was codified (USC 36:I:A:1:118), and it allows the sitting US
President to proclaim August 19 as National Aviation Day each year, if desired.
Their proclamation may direct all federal buildings and installations to fly
the US flag on that day, and may encourage citizens to observe the day with
activities that promote interest in aviation.
Aviation is the practical aspect or art of
aeronautics, being the design, development, production, operation and use of
aircraft, especially heavier than air aircraft. The word aviation was coined by
French writer and former naval officer Gabriel La Landelle in 1863, from the
verb avier (synonymous flying), itself derived from the Latin word avis ("bird")
and the suffix -ation.
Aloha is the Hawaiian word for love, affection, peace,
compassion and mercy, that is commonly
misused as a simple greeting.
Like most words, the origins of the Hawaiian word; aloha
are a bit of a mystery. The word goes back to the very origins of Hawaii to
Kahiki (the homeland) and even further. The word is found in all Polynesian
languages and always with the same basic meaning of: love, compassion, sympathy
and kindness. Its beginnings may be seen in the Maori definition as "love
of kin". Mary Kawena Pukui wrote that the "first expression" of
aloha was between a parent and child. The word has become a part of the English
vocabulary in an awkward misuse. The Oxford English Dictionary defines the word
as a "greeting" like "welcome" and "farewell"
using a number of examples dating back as far as 1798. The term has come to
epitomize the appropriation of the Hawaiian Language and the cultural dispossession
of Native Hawaiians.
Lorrin Andrews wrote the first Hawaiian Dictionary
called; "A dictionary of the Hawaiian language". In it he describes
aloha as; "A word expressing different feelings; love, affection,
gratitude, kindness, pity, compassion, grief, the modern common salutation at
meeting; parting". Mary Kawena Pukui and Samuel H. Elbert's;
"Hawaiian Dictionary: Hawaiian-English, English-Hawaiian" also write
a similer definition. Anthropologist, Frances Newton states that; "Aloha
is a complex and profound sentiment. Such emotions defy definition".
Hawaiians believe the concept to be unique, with no English equivalent.
Hawaii(the exact spelling of the state's name in the Hawaiian language is Hawaiʻi)is the 50th
and most recent state to have joined the United States of America, having
received statehood on August 21, 1959. Hawaii is the only U.S. state located in
Oceania and the only one composed entirely of islands. It is the northernmost
island group in Polynesia, occupying most of an archipelago in the central
Pacific Ocean. Hawaii is the only U.S. state located outside North America.
The state encompasses nearly the entire volcanic
Hawaiian archipelago, which comprises hundreds of islands spread over 1,500
miles (2,400 km). At the southeastern end of the archipelago, the eight main
islands are—in order from northwest to southeast: Niʻihau, Kauaʻi, Oʻahu,
Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi, Kahoʻolawe, Maui, and the Island of Hawaiʻi. The last is the
largest island in the group; it is often called the "Big Island" or
"Hawaiʻi Island" to avoid confusion with the state or archipelago.
The archipelago is physiographically and ethnologically part of the Polynesian
subregion of Oceania.
Hawaii's diverse natural scenery, warm tropical
climate, abundance of public beaches, oceanic surroundings, and active
volcanoes make it a popular destination for tourists, surfers, biologists, and
volcanologists. Because of its central location in the Pacific and 19th-century
labor migration, Hawaii's culture is strongly influenced by North American and
Asian cultures, in addition to its indigenous Hawaiian culture. Hawaii has over
a million permanent residents, along with many visitors and U.S. military
personnel. Its capital
is Honolulu on the island of Oʻahu.
Hawaii is the 8th-smallest and the 11th-least
populous, but the 13th-most densely populated of the fifty U.S. states. It is
the only state with an Asian plurality. The state's coastline is about 750
miles (1,210 km) long, the fourth longest in the U.S. after the coastlines of
Alaska, Florida, and California.
Hawaii is one of four U.S. states—apart from the original
thirteen, along with the Vermont Republic (1791), the Republic of Texas (1845),
and the California Republic (1846)—that were independent nations prior to
statehood. Along with Texas, Hawaii had formal, international diplomatic
recognition as a nation.
The Kingdom of Hawaiʻi was sovereign from 1810 until 1893
when the monarchy was overthrown by resident American and European capitalists
and landholders. Hawaii was an independent republic from 1894 until August 12,
1898, when it officially became a territory of the United States. Hawaii was
admitted as a U.S. state on August 21, 1959.