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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...

Food Blog

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  Today,  VM features recipe ideas for chronically underweight people. When other blogs zig, we zag - can't help it. I call it the Arizona Diet.   BBQ Chicken, Chorizo and Queso Dip Adding the BBQ chicken to the mix makes it the perfect diet snack. Delicious and nutritious.  Eat it right out of the pan, hot, while the chee...

The Plague – Continues

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    I don't find the current plague to be the least bit amusing. The COVID viruses are the flu. The 2019 variant was the result of gain of function (weaponization) research as we now know for sure. Whether it was accidentally released (my personal theory) or it was deliberately released is up for debate. The reaction to flu has b...

Weapons Day

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    Lochaber Axe (above) A soldier of the Edinburgh City Guard, 1785, armed with a Lochaber Axe. The Lochaber Axe (Gaëlic: tuagh-chatha) is a type of poleaxe that was used almost exclusively in Scotland. It was usually mounted on a stout staff about five feet in length. It was in the same class of weapons as the halberd, v...

The Blog Goes On

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    Peace. was Their Profession   Retro-Picture-of-the-Day Keep telling yourself that the Russians and their fearless leader did it.   Meme-of-the-Day   Oh, by the way, have the common cold and the flu been cured? I haven't heard of a single case since the plague began.   ...

The Lion of the Senate

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    52 years ago this month, the late Senator Edward Kennedy drunk drove off a bridge with a young woman in his car. He swam to safety and left her overnight to drown. No attempt at rescue was made. He went home and called his team to help him get his story straight. This was publicly known at the time, as he did this on ...

The Competition

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    The Battle of the Billionaires Branson jumped Bezos' glory but Bezos still launched in his giant flying penis and Musk is building a fleet of starships. It's right out of a sci-fi novel, but we're living through it. From peddling vinal records to dipping his big toe into space. From peddling books online to sitt...

2nd Amendment Should Apply

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    Stick (grenades) and Stones will Break your Bones Russian Model 1912 ‘Lantern Head’ grenade Concussion stick grenade, TNP explosive charge, timed fuse, grip safety. One of the few pre-WW1 modern grenade designs. It doesn't take much to guess that this is a Russian hand grenade. I'm sure that they worke...

Thoughts

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  Happening Now I'm taking a break, don't judge me.   Fast Food Most places that I've seen are starting at $16/hr, but some places are offering $18/hr. and it begs the question of raising wages across the board if people are paying $18/hr to turn hamburgers and fry potatoes. Fast-food workers claim to deserve the bump. ...

Random Topics

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  Housekeeping On Sunday morning, we had a cloudburst at the White Wolf Mine. There is no way to tell for sure, but something around three or four inches of rain in half an hour. It resulted in the gravel from the driveway migrating to the concrete apron, blocking the drainage channels (covered with steel grates), and pushing 2-3" of...

Sermonette

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    Captioned Photo In a modern context, shouldn't we put Kamala Harris' head on the side of churches to remind the devout of what you look like if you are going to end up in the hot place?   Applying Scripture to Everyday Needs “Christ said to them, “But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and...