This is the second week of Advent, the theme being peace. I’m feeling few words at the moment, but with the help of some images, here’s the converted equivalent of about 6,200.

USAF Convair B-36 Peacemaker — 1946, cost: US$4.1 Million
Four bomb bays capable of carrying 86,000 pounds of bombs; six remote-controlled retractable gun turrets plus fixed nose and tail turrets with with two 20mm cannons per turret for a total of 16 cannons.
B36 Peacemaker

Colt .45 Peacemaker — 1873, cost: US$17.00
The Colt Peacemaker became known as “the gun that won the West”, a .45-caliber firearm with six revolving cylinders, hence the nickname “six-shooter.”
Colt 45 Peacemaker

Prince of Peacecirca 4BCE, cost: N/A
“For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
Prince of Peace

I dunno… is it just me, or is anyone else starting to get the idea that peace doesn’t come about through bigger firepower? I guess some people just don’t get it.

B29 Nose Art

Peacemaker Comic

I want to wish you all peace, but perhaps I don’t know what that means anymore… I’m just speechless at the moment.

USA, God, and Guns

And it makes me want to cry.

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