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“Ignorance is Strength”

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    We Can't Trust the Government Do you really expect Jo/Ho and friends to spend infrastructure money on infrastructure? If you do I have a bridge to sell you. Do you recall the $800 billion that Barack earmarked for shovel-ready jobs. They managed to create somewhere under 50 part-time jobs for $800 billion.  $10 tril...

Bugging-Out

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    How Far? PaulM mentioned yesterday in comments that MrsPaulM said that they don't live far enough away from the wretched masses. PaulM and I both live where city people go camping. I may be a bit more off the beaten path, but the Phoenix folks do flood into this area in large numbers with their fifth wheels and toy haulers...

Surveillance

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  Advanced Wide Area Motion Imagery System Platforms USAF 427th Special Operations Squadron flies the CN-235 from Pope Air Force Base. It engages in specialized surveillance in addition to its mission of infiltration and exfiltration of US troops in one-off style activities. Will it only be used in Syria, or will it also deploy over the ...

Hodgepodge

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A Flight An airliner was on its way to Phoenix (AZ), when a blonde lady in the economy section stood up, walked to the first-class section, and sat down in an unoccupied seat. The flight attendant watched her do that and asked to see her ticket. She told the blonde that she paid for economy class and had to move back to her assigned seat....

Banks – the author

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  Culture Iain M. Banks (1954-2013) is one of my very favorite science fiction writers and of those writings that appeal most is the Culture Series, released between 1987 and 2012. The Culture is a utopian, post-scarcity space society of humanoid aliens, and advanced superintelligent artificial intelligences living in artificial h...

Jobs in Funky Town

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 I was e-mailing Claudio, who reads this blog sometimes. He's a young guy with a pretty wife and young children. That means he's in the workforce, chopping out a living, with a future ahead. As opposed to me, who has children his age, and who watches the world go insane from the sidelines, more or less. He pointed me at this article on ZeroHedge. ...

Historical References

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    Early Observation Helicopter (WW2) The Focke-Achgelis Fa 330 Bachstelze (English: Wagtail) was a type of rotary-wing kite, known as a rotor kite. They were towed behind German U-boats during World War II to allow a lookout to see over the horizon. Of course, if you were the lookout, sitting in the Bachstelze, saw somet...

Looking Around

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    Jeffrey Epstein was scum, but his murder to silence testimony against the great and powerful who enjoyed sex with children that he promoted (and provided the source of his influence) was so blatant - and so emblematic of the Swamp, that it resonates. We are ruled by a corrupt state that remains willing to murder...

Maps & More

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  Captioned Map: When the Internet was Introduced (According to information available on the Internet as of 7/23/2021)   The Primary Smartphone Brand By Market Share In Each Country, 2021.   Impact Craters All known Earth's impact craters at 10x geo-magnification. The largest number is in North America. &...

Random Topics

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  Name the Mystery Aircraft This is a flying replica of the original, and a faithful replica. It is on display at the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, 2021. Because I have no faith in you nailing it,  the answer is at the bottom of this blog. Answer fairly, did you get it without looking at the bottom?   Oddb...

Then/Now

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  I like the B-36, I just do. It's true that I wouldn't have liked to have gone to war in one, but there is something to the size that provided a modicum of strategic comfort during the early days of the Cold War.   Housing Men in a Women's Prison I know, it's woke and it's progressive and men are to be considered 'women' if th...

This and That

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  Delta   Twitter vs. Arizona Twitter just suspended both official Arizona Audit accounts, for reasons I’m sure have nothing to do with the fact they just proved massive, result-overturning election fraud. They don’t even care how guilty this looks anymore, and the news media will carry the water for them.  ...

Monkey Meat

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  Blogs I was reading LSP's blog about Rock Apes in SE Asia. A friend of mine ran into them in Laos, not Vietnam, after the "war" was over, but it wasn't over for a very long time after the paperwork had been signed. He was out with guys from Service de documentation extérieure et de contre-espionnage (Now DGSE). It was his first expo...

JASON

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In 2019, the Department of Defense ended a decades-long, open-ended agreement with JASON, a legacy science advisory board. The Jason program dated back the 1950s, when the Pentagon put together a panel of scientific experts to provide outside advice. The group was created in the aftermath of the Sputnik launch as a way to reinvigorate the ...

Memes, Maps & Mendacity

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  Name the Mystery Aircraft NOT a B-24   Meme-of-the-Day   Flight Control Map of America This Map is for BW Bandy Preferences Maybe I left California and moved to Arizona BECAUSE I own a Ford F-150. I never thought about it - but - maybe. Still True (after the fires)? Ancestry ...

Blogging

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    This is what happens LINK When you run out of yellow stars...   Art Selling art, especially the art of questionable quality is a time-honored way of transferring funds and laundering money. This technique has been used for many decades by intelligence services, organized crime, cartels, outlaw regimes, and tota...

Mind’s Eye

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  The blog post only contains open-source information.   There is concern, with ample cause for concern, that Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) programs will be focused on the American domestic population now that the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has openly stated that white Americans are the greatest thr...

Gorgon Stare (A Sunday Sermonette)

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  This blog post only contains open-source information.   Context and Precedence Circa 2013-2015 in addition to work I did in Mexico in that time period, I was also involved in a UAV project in connection with Cal Tech.  I met JohnD (Posts here as: Valueism) from Oslo,  Norway in connection with this project and others and tra...

Thoughts

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    Virtual Mirage Preview of Coming Posts It's not new and it's not classified, but, we'll look at settled surveillance technology. I leave it to your imagination in regard where it's heading.   Muskville, Musk County, Mars   Cartoon-of-the-Day Jeff is not particularly popular with ma...

Welcome to the Weekend

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    Plague Update Mitch McConnell: "These shots need to get in everybody's arm as rapidly as possible" or they're locking America down again. Never has there been a pandemic where they have to threaten or bribe the population to receive treatment, it speaks volumes in itself.   Bang Sticks I hav...