Tuesday, February 27, 2024

IN A REAL COUNTRY

 If this was still a Constitutional Republic one would be allowed to think that the people who violated the Constitution this egregiously and knowingly, would go to jail but instead it's simple people who went for an escorted tour of the Capital who go to jail while the real lawbreaking monsters still roam free.

GOOGLE VISION

 Google made it clear to everyone who and what they are and there is no way for them to take back that free look they gave the world of what lies under the sheets. With their AI unable to portray white people or even create accurate(ish) pictures of real history the question must become, why would you trust google about anything at all? I don't.

I think that convergence has happened across the board in all these companies that exist to create product for you to buy and that all of them are doing their utmost to reshape your view of the world both directly and indirectly. They don't just massage the truth, they plain hide it and bury it. I remember looking at McCain's history which I was familiar with and it took scrolling through over 25 pages of fake news and fake information to reach anything like ground truth on John S. McCain and that can only be because even way back then they had so thoroughly trashed the search algorithms that they were only showing the worst news about conservatives and republicans.

Note, I don't use the idiot term misinformation. That's a tool of the left and those who perpetuate the lie. There are many people who have made the mistake of trusting what they read or were taught without ever thinking that it should in some way be corroborated but that was not due to 'misinformation' that was due to indoctrination and outright lies and dishonesty.

Google search engines drive the world of information and I have never trusted them and they have now demonstrated every reason for you to decline to accept anything they say, tell you or come up with. I never use the verbal helpers Siri or the others but I wonder how far off the beam they are. I doubt they are even inside the envelope anymore when it comes to truth.

Imagine taking 'handymanj' advice from google because they'll deliberately engineer it to break things that cause you to go to the store to spend money to buy replacements. That's what they did except they included your brain in the replacement category.



Monday, February 26, 2024

PAINFULLY AMUSING

 As I read yet another broadside aimed at the alleged superior intellects running Harvard aground I find it amusing that so many of these mental pygmies are being brought low by their penchant for plagiarizing. What makes it so painful is that all these ‘leaders and bureaucrats’ seem to plagiarize work in their specialty areas of gender and race bullshit. 

The only way to find the lifted words is to read and be familiar with the full hateful spectrum of race and gender ‘professional articles’ and the dissertations of the leading lights in these bogus academic fields of endeavor. Can you say yeecccchhhh?



Friday, February 23, 2024

ON HISTORY

 I grew up reading history. I read everything I could get my hands on and if some of it was beyond me I wouldn't have known. I knew a lot of history and other things as a result of reading both at home and the libraries in the various towns and places I grew up. I was just reading that academics produced a list of the greatest U.S. Presidents and that Obama was 7th greatest and Biden was 14th greatest. 

It strikes me now that I stopped reading history about 25 years ago when I finished the coursework for Strategy and Policy for the Naval War College. I confess I read a great deal of history during a fairly short period but it wasn't burnout that ended my love of reading history but rather the weak stuff I saw in the marketplace back then as we prepared for the new millennium. The only things I ever found in the history section in Borders or Barnes and Noble were crap books praising Clinton, the other Clinton and/or were all written by left wing Party apparatchiks and there was no question but that the books were all worthless.

I kept up with some of the biographies that came out then and later but the academic writing of history was very much a light that failed in the 20th century. I see that vox is publishing a number of Sir Charles Oman's Peninsular histories and that is a good thing but I was introduced to Oman as a freshman in 1979 and had read everything I of his I could get my hands on which included the Political History of England in 12 volumes. Yep, the stacks in Old Main contained a copy of every book. I've walked through modern university libraries and they have hardly any books at all.

I've recently thought about visiting the history section of the local B&N but catch myself asking, why?

On the other hand there's a fine place just down the road in Wooster than may have some good used history tucked away that will justify the journey and be worth the read.

ACT II SCENE II

 The woke were really surprised when Black Rock terminated an almost lifelike real journalist that used to work at CBS. What really has their pates twittered is that the Executives at Commie Broadcast Sympathizers took away the reporters's files and computers and all that and has by so doing, COMPROMISED her sources. The Screen Actors Guild is really upset about this.

Can you imagine the naiveté of 'sources' who actually go on the record with someone from the mainstream news empire that is all owned by the same exact people that control all network and cable news channels in the United States? It goes without question that nobody having any kind of leaning towards voting for President Trump would even dream about entrusting his/her future and livelihood to the pathetic wanks that shill the same top 6 news stories every night as all the other network news services night after night, year after year, decade after decade. Do they think we all failed to notice that somehow only a tiny handful of things get covered by the news and questions like, who killed Epstein never rise to the surface and neither does the list of politicians, actors, actresses, lawyers and other scum that flew the Lolita Hooker Express to Epstein's Island?

Hey! Show me just exactly WHERE the 210 billion dollars the US government claims they had and that they shipped to Ukraine went? Who got it? How much? Show us the bank transactions. That would be news. That would be interesting. Do the same thing for the trillion dollars we 'supposedly' poured into Iraq and Afghanistan. Show us where EXACTLY the money went. It should be dead easy. Somebody cut a US Treasury Check and sent it and there MUST/HAS to be a list. Same thing for every single WIRE transaction. That would be interesting.

Explain why everybody knows about some bit of election fraud and yet nobody seems to get arrested and go to jail for it.

No, the news here is useless and has been for a very long time and by and large, nobody cares.

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

AND THE SADDEST TRUTH

 When the secret cabal running the country realize that Biden's poll numbers conclusively demonstrate that he cannot win and more to the point, cannot be dragged across the finish line with another mad flourish of thoroughly rotten cheating and chicanery it will mean curtains for confused Joe and the nation will be asked to usher in Kamala as the new "Resident" over the still cooling corpse of Joe Biden.

The movie Dave had a happy ending. I'm pretty sure what happens after that will not be happy despite Kamala's long record of happy endings in California. 

FACE OF EVIL

Look everyone! The Nazgul have escaped Middle Earth and are now the final arbiters of law in America.
Chief Ring Wraith and Lord of your actual judicial Evil

There are lesser evil wraiths but they're much too vile to look at and their voices bend metal.

What a great pity that they destroyed any faith in the Department of Justice, the Courts, Judges and the Law. Credibility is not just hard to claw back, it's impossible to get back once it's been flushed down the drain.

Monday, February 19, 2024

THE KNIGHTS BACHELOR

I wonder if there is money to be made offering my services to college professors who want to rid themselves of some turbulent fascist weasels. Would one charge more for getting rid of the ones in the College of Arts and Sciences or less and what would the scale for such services be if they ranged from loathsome communist/fascist undergrads up to senior faculty only a stupid dolt would have ever hired in the first place? 

 I figure I could always job the hits out to Anti-fa. Those fascist pigs will do anything.

On the gripping hand, it would be fairly straightforward and simple to let loose in the wild some of the crazier mean things the awful disdained and turbulent knaves said about other races (as long as they're not talking about white people) or the crazy mean things they all say about women whenever they're not around (excpet dem women who appear to tolerate just about any abuse).

Worst comes to worse we could arrange to hang a noose somewhere they hang out and let the blame fall on them since clearly only the vicious kkk thugs would swing a noose at random like that. They'd be gone in a week and heartily ashamed of themselves to boot.

Oh well, it's just a dream.

 

Sunday, February 18, 2024

THE LONG HARD GOODBYE

 It's time to bid NATO farewell and it has been for about 30 years now. The world has changed a lot since 1947. Honestly, the only two reasons it remained together for so long have faded away. The Soviet Union is now long gone and the United States went worse then broke trying to sustain the illusion of power long after the need had faded away. GDP etc from investopedia.



Current US stated debt is, 2 years later standing at: $34 trillion. It has increased by 11 trillion in just 2 years and we haven't even fought Russia and China yet! This does not include those off-budget items that nobody ever talks about. Just servicing the debt every year from this day forward equals the amount of money spent on the Defense Department. Our response to this little problem of simply opening the country to millions of illegal, impoverished, uneducated, ignorant migrants is literally insane.

Saturday, February 17, 2024

REQUIRED READING

 This is an article that should be made mandatory reading everywhere in the West. 

I’ve been reading his stuff since I started commuting to Korea over twenty years ago. He wrote as Spengler back then and I found what he wrote to be far more accurate then literally anything else out there, including classified diplomatic traffic. That there is no one that I know of in the United States understanding anything about what is happening now as the Biden admin carefully and thoroughly destroys the underpinnings of Western civilization and the dollar's global domination is almost insane.

Read the article at the link.

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

NAME THE MISSILES

 What are the things our Navy is claiming to shoot down all the time in the Red Sea. Every missile has a name so what are these 3rd world missiles being zorched  by Aegis? Who makes them? How do they get to Yemen? Are they subject to EW? How are the Houthi targeting them? What do they use for targeting? Is it really something as boneheaded and simple as sending radar homing missiles to the coordinates of the ships being broadcast by every single ship over the Automatic Identification System (AIS)?

Just how stupid would a mariner have to be to leave that enabled anywhere at all in the Red Sea, North Arabian Sea, Persian Gulf or Indian Ocean?

Why don't we just do like the NATO fools and escort only US Flagged ships like we did back the last time this happened and Iran was attacking KOTC tankers in the Persian Gulf? We are under no obligation at all to protect the world's shipping or the world's oceans. I find I'm OK if trade comes to a dead stop through the Suez Canal.

Monday, February 12, 2024

I WONDER

 Has anyone looked carefully under the UN in Turtle Bay or is this sort of thing  underneath all UN buildings?



Thursday, February 8, 2024

THOUGHTS TURN TO BEATING IRAN TO DEATH

 Why does everyone insist on attacking Iran by launching thousands of missiles and sorties when the simplest thing would be to declare a complete embargo and close its ports and shut down its aviation outside of Iran? It would be a neat trick to simply tell the world's ship owners that we will sink every ship that touches at any Iranian port for any reason and we don't have to go within 100 miles of Iran to make that happen. Any resulting oil spills should wash up on Iranian coasts but the entire North Arabian Sea Coast is awash with crude oil already thanks to Iran's endless targeting of oil tankers in and out of the Gulf and it wouldn't take us sinking more than the first 5 or 6 before the world figured out we were serious and I'm sure a single Mk 48 torpedo is nowhere near as expensive as Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles or B1 and B2 sorties into some very capable air defenses that have had years to refine their targeting and performance since they have been extensively tested over the last 2 years in and around Ukraine.

We can publish a Notice to Airmen that informs them all that any flights originating out of any airfields in Iran will be forced down outside the country or, if necessary, shot down. We would have to actually do these things but I'm sure people will understand that killing people stupid enough to take a point blank threat to their lives if they get on a ship or plane headed out of Iran is necessary and we'll blame the World Economic Forum and that Klaus nazi because it is their fault. On the other hand, cooperative governments could simply ground the aircraft and never let it fly again after it lands in one of the many countries that would cooperate with the Biden administration and Secretary Blinken.

I think it would also help if we had laws on the books giving a medal to any driver that mows down protesters who think protesting in the street is any kind of solution to any kind of problem and of course there would be no prosecutions for adding a little clorox to the gene pool. That will be something though. Watching some road rage as the kindly and good hearted drivers refuse to mow down the fascists blocking the roads and thus preventing the willing, eager and able drivers blocked behind them left unable to paint the road red.

I don't know where Europe or China are going to get their oil though. It's not like Iran is going to let any other ships pass through the Strait of Hormuz and I don't think the GCC has built enough pipelines to carry their oil to the Mediterranean or anywhere else and even if there were I'm sure the jackals in ISIS would be happy to destroy them every bit as quickly as we destroyed the Russian pipelines that once carried Russian gas to Germany shortly before Germany de-industrialized and reverted to the peaceful bucolic and pastoral land it was right about the time the Westfälischer Friede was signed in 1648.

I'm kind of waiting for the world to blow up at this point.

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

SOME UNFORTUNATE GYRATIONS

 It looks like national security spokes-liar, Admiral Kirby, was challenged about the veracity of some of the myths he told and has shamefully repudiated himself based on the lies the media soaked up that refuted Kirby's mistruths. That wouldn't be newsworthy, they all lie all the time, but all of this hangs on the words of the State Department's designated liar who challenged Kirby about whether or not some thugs in Iraq were informed of our lame attacks prior to the launching of those lame attacks. When we slaughtered the general commanding the Iranian terrorist organization the world knew about it and knew exactly who he was. Now? Your guess is as good as anybody else. Was it one camel or two?

You get a sense that nothing ever changes in Washington, DC. The lame attacks on everyone in the world except Iran were launched in response to the deadly Iranian attacks on American servicemen and women stationed in utterly worthless locations in Jordan that nobody ever heard of as they were carrying out the mission of securing Jordan's land borders.

Why isn't the Army defending our border? Have you asked your Congresscritter?

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

WELL I NEVER DID

 Did you ever think that Canada and all its harmless little fascists would ever turn into full blown nightmarish NAZIS? Yeah, me neither but what can you truly say about a country that just up and decides to liquidate their own mentally ill people? The article makes it look like they were only deterred from fully implementing their hellish plan because what’s left of the civilized world told them that they are monsters. They’ll be back. All liberals and progressives embrace and cherish the monsters among them.

Monday, February 5, 2024

FUN WITH PRONOUNS

 We have the nebulons who don't know if they're masculine or feminine and insist that you and all of us share their confusion by using pronouns that are either false or made up. I think John Wayne nailed it with this one word pronoun for all of them.

 

Think of the hours of amusement as the poor wee b#stard realizes that in being called pilgrim he also stands accused of being a settler. That must be right up there with being called a cowboy or rancher!

HISTORICALLY, THEY THOUGHT THEY'D GET AWAY WITH IT

 As I read some of the articles this weekend I was struck by another facet of the never-ending-history of failed diplomacy that leads to war. Back in my younger days I wrote a paper for the War College with a title very similar to this one but I've had some time to integrate a few more attacks, a few more invasions and some really pathetic and predictable defeats and I've come to the conclusion that alliances are very very bad for the State in International Diplomacy. It seems it's always the willing underdog that starts wars because they are willing to rip into a superior foe despite knowing that the cost will be unimaginable because they 'know' their ally is going to back them up. All things considered, we live in a more modern time----says every historian ever. "It's not like that anymore!"

The imbecility of World War breaking out over the assassination of the Archduke is still hard to believe. Nobody really cared but it made a splendid opportunity for the people that wanted War! They got it but the ones most desirous of war dragged in every single European power along with them and also rounded up a few of the stupider and more gullible ones like the one headed by Woodrow Wilson and the poor bastards in India, Palestine, Australia, Turkey, etc. Would Serbia really have faced the onslaught of the Empire if they thought that they'd be standing alone? I doubt it, crazy, barking mad though they are.

I see this one twit posted about how our diplomats had to have a better grasp of playground psychology so they don't keep getting their panties twisted off on the playground. Are there really people that seriously believe that nation/state diplomacy is a matter of playground bullying and psychology? Really? 

There are several facets that argue against the idea that nations are playgrounds or that some countries are simply bullies who cannot be, what's the word...... appeased. In the good old days as long ago as last week, little countries that didn't arm themselves with the best weapons and a killer reputation that is so historically diabolical that nobody even thinks about fucking with them, don't piss off their much stronger and more powerful neighbors and most especially not the ones that have demonstrated a historical penchant for launching overwhelming and devastating attacks and wars when confronted by uppity neighbors.

You'll notice that there was a grand total of zero interest by any of the frontline states in NATO or the Warsaw Pact that were interested in starting a fight over ANYTHING. Nuclear annihilation kept the USA and USSR in the bag while that phase lasted but I've noticed that more and more liberals and progressives think that they can use the nuclear weapon club on just about any problem that pops up and bothers them. The old locks on the WMD that generations of men spent their lives forging are rusting away and just about gone now. Nobody seems to have noticed. 

On the gripping hand, I'm not convinced that the USAF and Strategic Command have really got our nuclear weapons all that reliably secured, stowed away, locked up, guarded, etc especially when half a dozen airman can walk into a magazine and waltz out with half a dozen nuclear armed missiles and nobody noticed it as they hung them on the wings of their plane and flew away. I really don't think that the modern recruits are half as good as the ones we had back when that happened so I think that we either tipped all those weapons into a deep hole and filled it in or there are way more loose nukes roaming the earth than people realize and of course nobody who knows the actual story will ever so much as breath a word about it.

Historically, the smaller nations lived on sufferance and damned well knew it. They did not decide to get into a knock down drag out fight to the death with the powerful remnants of the only other superpower on the planet. Something like that has to be carefully engineered and people have to have their palms greased rather heavily and then they have to be held to the deal by the ones that engineered it. The idea that the Soviet Union would surrender control of its only warm water port to Ukraine was a nice scheme but it was never meant to be taken seriously and anybody familiar with history knew it. So what happened when they took it back? Nothing. The adults in the room all knew what happened and refused to make a war out of it since it literally cost the adults nothing and nobody cares about lesser client states and by this point Ukraine was no longer anybody's client state. It stood alone and seemed aware of that until the palms were greased and Victoria Nuland and her cronies stepped in and overthrew the adult government of Ukraine and put in place the current crop of thieves and traitors.

The thieves were looking to strike against the Russians and decided to wage a proxy war against the ethnic Russians living in the eastern half of Ukraine on former Russian territory and thought they had a backup because people like Nuland and Obama and NATO told them it was OK since they would soon roll the NATO frontier right up to the Crimean Peninsula and maybe a little beyond. The thieves and traitors believed this and were well paid so they did as they were told.

Ukraine is not one of history's potent empires/nation-states. It is an amalgamation of the edges of old long forgotten empires that played through the region for thousands of years. It has no natural defensive frontiers or boundaries and there is no bastion where the fruit of the nation can retreat to in the hard times and fester. It is a patsy and plaything of empire and you would think they'd understand that. I guess they have the same kind of primary school teachers and professors that we have running things here. Idiots and morons who believe in anything they want to and never suffer the consequences.

Those little terror states I mentioned above? You know who they are. The Swiss had such a talent for massacring invaders that Europe pretty much decided to never ever do it again. The Israelis achieved a similar dominance over their neighbors and what's significant is that their neighbors finally understood it and decided that they could indeed live and let live. Most of them signed a peace with the State of Israel. The residue that historically got exterminated by the victors however, has remained and has been steeped in evil and armed to the teeth as the proxies of some seriously vicious rulers in Iran who want Israel gone. 

I haven't studied the matter too much due to lack of interest and lack of reliable sources but what motivates Iran and its animus for the Little Satan is an unknown and it didn't exist the last time I studied Arabic and their civilization and cultures. Wahibbis were being loosed on the world at that time by the Saudis who funded them to the hilt and saw them spread throughout the islamic world. This was supposedly as a counter to the shiite cult that ruled Iran. If so, it was fighting fire with fire.

It is time to reread, The Clash of Civilizations by Samuel P. Huntington. And maybe a few other things.

Friday, February 2, 2024

I WONDER

 I saw this over at Timewaster's Open Road Friday and it occurred to me to wonder, was the whole idea of the New England covered bridge simply a blind force test to keep the weight crossing the bridge under control? You know, not to exceed? You can see why this might occur to me if you've ever been to Pakistan.


In Pakistan and some other places with unusual truck loading philosophies they don't actually believe it is possible to overload a truck. Which also calls to mind the mental image formed when one country attempted to fly its gold reserves out of the country before the Revolution and the runway was littered with gold bars all along the way to the end where they fell through the floor of the grossly overloaded plane because the loaders all felt that there was, "still plenty of room, let's put in some more."

Thursday, February 1, 2024

A MISLEADING TYPO PAR FOR COURSE

 I laughed when I saw this trash at Politico. The article said journalists were laid off but the words they meant to use were ‘Democratic Party Operatives’.

Monday, January 29, 2024

TIME TO CONSIDER OUR OWN EAST OF SUEZ MOMENT

 In January of 1968 the greatly faded British Empire withdrew from its installations east of Suez. It basically consigned the whole half of the world over there to its own devices. I'm not one to prognosticate but I suspect that now would be an excellent time for the United States to withdraw from east of Suez. It is by and large a really crappy place that is best left to its own devices and none of it has really mattered very much to us since OPEC reared its nasty head and embargoed the United States over Israel or some other stupid matter that doesn't affect 99.9% of Americans.

The British skedaddled just as things started to heat up in their former Empire and their Mandates and we at least can pull out unburdened by any guilt over starting something we cannot finish. That whole collapse and then rebirth of the Indian subcontinent had nothing to do with us outside the very fine work and science of Doctor Norman Borlaug. He merely did his best to provide food for a world undergoing a population explosion and what happened in Africa is probably best explained by Professor Ali A. Mazrui . I've referenced both before and they play a large part in understanding the world that lies beyond Suez which is kind of a mystery to, again, 99% of Americans. Remember, we're talking about people incensed to the point of suicide about nonsense such as "From the River to the Sea" and the stupid morons don't know the name of the river or the name of the Sea and couldn't find either on a map of the world.

Reading that Americans have now been killed by drones and missiles targeted on them directly is really irritating because it has not been met with the proper and only response and it needs to be or it really is time to leave East of Suez to those east of the canal and walk/sail away.

The Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, North Arabian Sea, Persian Gulf, Indian Ocean and everything up to the Strait of Malacca can be factored out by its net contributions to the United States and sadly it amounts to roughly zero. There is little net value in trade with China through the the Indian Ocean and we get only a pittance of our energy needs from that region and it can all come overland in the form of pipelines to Yanbu or even through Israel. If the Saudi King doesn't want to contest with Yemen anymore over the freedoms of navigation that the world presumes its owed, so be it. 

If the Gulf Emirates want to pretend that we got their back despite laying a world of hurt and disdain on US, we don't really care about them anymore than we care about Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran and we really truly do not care about them. Not one or all of them is in any way shape or form any kind of Vital Interest to the United States or its people. Our trade with them is negligible and certainly not worth another 2 trillion dollars and 6000 lives. On the other hand, if they feel it is that important, let them fight for it.

I cannot off the top of my head think of any meaningful trade we have with India or Africa that requires passage through the contested waters east of Suez. Send them around the Cape if they're that good since the incremental cost of a couple of extra days steaming and crews wages adds maybe 1 penny/1000 tons.  I think we can suck that up without noticing and far more easily than what Bidenomics and the neocons have done to our economy.

In Political/Military terms we don't actually much care what the fallout from any military affairs are likely to be over there. Consider, the Suez Canal was closed from 1967 until the U.S. led clearance operations in 1975. We really don't need the Suez Canal anymore. If India and Pakistan want to wage the first nuclear war since 1945 there isn't all that much we could contribute so there's not much point in being there for it and ditto any Pakistan-Iran nuclear war. Let them sort it out and we'll regret that they both can't lose. There is no love in America for any of them and it is much to obvious that this isn't due to any racism which only exists in major universities and DIE heads. Ukraine and Russia prove every single day that the world cared more about Bosnians then they do about Ukrainians and didn't care very much at all for Bosnians.

The smoking radio-active remains of any of the countries that try to destroy Israel are best left to the tender mercies of the Israelis. If there is to be an Armageddon they can start and finish it without us.

I can see why the British pulled back east of Suez. Like us they were terminally broke and they had nowhere near the military or navy to remain significant anywhere beyond home-waters. We've reached that point and there is no use kicking about it. 25 years of utterly wasteful and ruinous military and naval policy has left both the Army and Navy in ruins. The War in Ukraine has burned through our ammo stocks and right now I'm reading that the principal manufacturer of American weapons is laying workers off.

It is well known that one best prepares for war in peacetime. We did that richly ever since the end of Vietnam but pissed it all away over the last 30 years. We went from roughly a 600 combatant ship navy down to roughly:

one can gain an appreciation for the level of desperation here in that they list USS Constitution as a warship on active service which isn't bad for a sail powered all gun ship built in 1797. Even so it probably has more actual value than all of the LCS vessels combined and has repeatedly engaged in naval combat.

One may also safely set aside the various amphibious ship types shown above since they are about as relevant to modern warfare as the USS Constitution. If any of these were to show up in contested waters they would last roughly as long as it takes to sink after enormous holes are blown in the hull and out of control fires rage through the ship. You know what the next to last survivor says to the other one as they slip under the surface? "At least the fires are out." 

The Sea Control ships come to a total of about 98 and at any given time about a third are not available at all which leaves around 60 to fight the next major maritime war with the help of a couple dozen submarines.

I think it would be interesting to see what would happen. Maritime commerce would stop dead in the Persian Gulf, Red Sea, North Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden and western Indian Ocean. It would see a return of great interest in the Northern Passage, nuclear powered ice breakers and ships built to carry 20,000 TEU through the Roaring 40s.

On the gripping hand, I suspect most shipping will head West out of Europe and the Med and East out India and the Madagascar vanilla beans will have to make their own way to market. It's going to be the death of transfer ports like Khor Fakkan and Fujairah.

WHY? IT ASKED

 I keep reading various articles about the various so-called AI systems that have been trained/taught to lie and obfuscate the truth. Why would anybody waste the time and money to build a machine that just lies to you? Isn't that what we have the media for?

Sunday, January 28, 2024

OBSERVABLE REALITY

 Have you noticed how literally every other violence torn hellhole on the planet has had refugees flood out of it and into the West, into France and Germany and Turkey and Sweden but for some reason unknown to the media and intelligentsia, there are ZERO refugees fleeing Gaza? 

What is it about them specifically that makes them so untouchable? Ask the Jordanians, the Kuwaitis, the Egyptians, the handful of remaining Lebanese, the Libyans even. They know. So do the rest of us.

Saturday, January 27, 2024

SEARCH OUT THE WORLD AS IT REALLY IS

I caught some of the silliness that is PBS Newshour and they had a lengthy segment where they let some Palestianian 'academic', 'woman' rave about the Egyptian? Peace Proposal that would simply see Hamas fixed in place as overall Terrorists-in-Charge in both Gaza and the West Bank and also see the 'phased release of the surviving kidnapped Israelis in exchange for violent terrorists and killers currently locked up in Israeli jails and of course this is the proposal that needs to be talked about and not simply dismissed. There's more than a hint of unreality to it. 

 Last night I got to listen to someone say of Elon Musk that he has no understanding of what damage he is doing to Earth's orbitals with his dangerous Starlink scheme. I did try to point out that the satellites are all scheduled to burn up in the deeper atmosphere in no more than 5 years after deploying and there was much scoffing. "They'll be up there in orbit for hundreds of years." Pointing out that the science is simple and that the satellites are all low enough that they are already experiencing atmospheric drag was dismissed out of hand.

"Satellites accidentally collide and create huge amounts of tiny debris!" Well, not so much really.

ROUGH TRADE

 I see that the cretins running West Hollywood are said to have voted to disband their police force and replaced them with Safety Observers or some such lunacy. It would be nice to think that this means that West Hollywood is now one of those places utterly lost to justice and the law but I don't really think it means that at all because otherwise it would mean that there is nothing but morality and conscience to keep a man from simply shooting and killing thieves, rapists, murderers, child molesters and other criminals that come to the attention of an armed man in a lawless place and I know very well that if someone were to just shoot any of those criminals the law would be all over the place finding them guilty and treating them like Republicans loose in the Capital.

A NOTE ON SEALS

 You might have missed the little blurb some errant folks added to the news cycle about a pair of US Navy SEALS that were lost overboard while boarding a dhow in the Red Sea. It seems that two of the men famous around the world for being very nearly drown-proof fell into the Red Sea and vanished. 3 ships and some aircraft supposedly searched 21,000 square miles of Red Sea and couldn't find these two men.

Think about it. Even a non-compliant boarding of a dhow wouldn't be done at speeds exceeding 5-10 knots and the place the men entered the water would be known to within feet simply from the gps/time marker for when they went in which means that their position in the water would be known to within 20 feet. There really isn't that much of a current in the Red Sea so if we accept that the very first priority of the boarding crew/party was the safety of the men in the water the question begging to be answered is how did we lose them?

There is more to the story then what CENTCOM has dribbled out over the last 10 days and consider that nobody heard about it until days after the event happened.