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Borodino (1812)

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    The Battle of Borodino was a battle fought on 7 September 1812.   The fighting involved around 250,000 troops and left at least 68,000 dead, making Borodino the deadliest day of the Napoleonic Wars and the bloodiest single day in the history of warfare until the First Battle of the Marne, in 1914. Both armi...

Tuesday Times

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      Highest recorded maximum temperature in countries, territories and U.S. states Click the photo for greater resolution. Death Valley, California is an interesting place to visit, but not in the summer.   In 1962 This is what people thought that 2020 would be like.   Be careful with ...

China’s Long March Continues.

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Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) H-6G and H-6J (Chinese versions of the Russian Badger aircraft) bombers practiced nighttime takeoffs and long-range bombing runs in military drills over the contested South China Sea. Some interested observers rate the Chinese premier bomber as 1960's Soviet junk, reimagined at the Worker's Paradise. The Chine...

Living in 2020

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      The 2020 Vibe   How Long Do You Sleep? I don't know who pays for these studies. I can only guess that tax dollars do. I mean, who else would do that and why would anyone (outside of my idle curiosity) want to know how long adults are sleeping in 2020.   Politics for Millennials ...

China Update

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China in Focus:    (video) The Bamboo Locust Plague has hit China and authorities say that it will have to be accepted as the "new normal." Chinese Civilian Passports are being invalidated and reissued to insure that only the "right kind of people" are allowed to leave. Weather Warnings and continued flooding in China continue as the Thr...

A Personal Note

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Seven missing U.S. Marines and US Navy Corpsman are now presumed dead and a 40-hour search operation has been suspended following a training accident off the coast of California on Thursday. “All eight service members are presumed deceased. The 15th MEU and the ARG leadership determined that there was little probability of a successful rescue ...

Sunday Sermonette

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    The man is looking at invading Soviet tanks. August 1968. Czechoslovakia was invaded by Soviet, Polish, Hungarian and Bulgarian armies, because Czechoslovak government wanted to adopt democratic changes, which wasn't supported in Moscow.   Arizona - Still a Free State You never know how long it will rem...

Secular Sharia

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  Accumulating Power (memo to file) Every revolutionary movement in history makes the same basic mistake. They see power as a static apparatus, as a structure. That's how President Xi in China is reintroducing Mao to the masses. Power is dynamic, and has two basic tendencies. It accumulates or it diffuses. Most revolutionary movements ar...

Historical Trivia and SADM

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    Man-Portable Nukes The SEALs demonstrated feasibility to deploy nuclear weapons {designated 'Special Atomic Demolition Munitions' (SADM) -} designed to attack a harbor or other strategic location that could be accessed from the sea. (see below) The Navy version would be delivered into water by parachute along with a two-ma...

Chinese Communist Fishery Practices

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  The Chinese Communist Party's fishing fleet essentially strip-mines the ocean, destroying the fish population wherever it goes. Their depredations in the South China Sea are well known and where they go, they bring the Chinese Coast Guard to defend their fishing fleet. It's big business. Now they've turned their attention to Ecuador a...

A Modern Perspective

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  The Police "The Runaway" 1958, Saturday Evening Post Oh, how the media's view of the police has changed. You need to ask yourself why that happened. What is the Democrat Party's motive behind "defund the police" and their current war on municipal police agencies across the nation? We know that the FBI promoted a coup to unsea...

SPQR

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  There is nothing new under the Sun.   Identify the Glider and the Tank Answers at the bottom of this blog.   Re-Purposed The Vought OS2U Kingfishers were assigned to battleships and cruisers to spot naval gunfire. When radar came along, they were repurposed to scout for U-boats while escorting convo...

Just Stuff

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  The Past and Future in Space Apollo 15 Preparing to Transport to Ceti Alpha 5   Improvised & Craft Produced Firearms Luty's Submachine Gun thehomegunsmith.com   Before Radar Heavy Cruisers and Battleships carried float planes to spot naval gunfire. An F5L prepares to take off in support of nav...

Weapons, Curious Weapons & Transportation

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  Nose Art is Always Truthful   Longbow Not made of yew...   A Big Friesian Pirate The zweihänder sword and helmet (presumably) belonged to Pier Gerlofs Donia (1480-1520), otherwise known as Grutte Pier (Greate Pier), Friesian pirate, warlord and folk hero of the late 15th century who sunk 132 enemy shi...

Some Ideas?

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    "Those who proclaim themselves to be socialists are usually depressed, have no sense of humor and attend expensive colleges. Fate loves irony." - Elon Musk   According to the BBC... These are the rudest map names in the world. (No, they didn't include Asia) So I immediately thought that they would have a place on t...

101 st

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  On this 29th day of July in 1965, the first 4,000 paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division arrived in Vietnam, landing at Cam Ranh Bay. They made a demonstration jump immediately after arriving, observed by Gen. William Westmoreland and outgoing Ambassador (formerly General) Maxwell Taylor. Taylor and Westmoreland were both former c...

Topics

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I love this   Sig 365-9-SAS-C Do any of you have experience with this handgun? Recommendations? It's a "no-snag" handgun with a unique sight.   After Lunch   NASCAR  What happened to NASCAR? They allow a Black Lives Matter car and driver but have banned TRUMP MAGA hats at events because...they're r...

The Final Frontier

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Astronauts Comment on what it's like to be in Space:    

Random Thoughts

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    Progressives: You're on Your Own How are you going to handle it? Are the Democrat overlords going to give the people the tax money back that they've been pumping into Seattle PD, to help them up-armor?       The Never-Ending Argument   Don't Ask How dumb the progressives th...

Brief Commentary

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  Major League Baseball Last Saturday, I watched the Brewers/Cubs game on Fox and there was no kneeling and pandering. Good game, Brewers predictably won. Then the Giants/Dodgers game came on. And I turned the TV off. I won't be watching baseball for the rest of the season. They could have knelt in the locker room and worshiped an...