** Mining News – Lithium – The deposit exists in the McDermitt Caldera, a caldera approximately 28 miles long and 22 miles wide. It is believed that the caldera contains around 20 to 40 million metric tons of lithium – a figure that would dwarf deposits in Chile and Australia.
** Pedo Joe is mulling (which means that his handlers are mulling) over sending long-range missiles to Ukraine with which to strike the Russian Homeland. As to Ukraine’s strategic importance…that is always going to be Russia’s sphere of influence. It always has been going back centuries. That’s why Eastern Ukraine is ethnically Russian. If one good thing has come out of this massacre, it’s to show how weak Russia really is. I doubt they could conquer Poland, even without Article 5. Stalin couldn’t without Hitler’s help, after all.
** Lafayette Lee wrote: “Conservative populism has its problems, and the jury’s still out on whether it can produce a viable counter-elite, but make no mistake, these guys are losing. And they aren’t losing on account of some plebeian moral failing or because the world’s more dangerous and complex now than during the Cold War… they are losing because they became decadent, lazy, and entitled. They abandoned their obligations to the people, rested on laurels they didn’t earn, and outsourced their hearts and minds to machines. They are fundamentally unserious people, and as problems pile up and the stakes get ever higher, their unfitness becomes impossible to ignore. We have a corrupt and derelict elite. They’ve lost our confidence, and their contempt is really just a confession of inadequacy.”
** Free Cheese – The State of California sent my daughter two Electronic Balance Transfer cards in the mail for each of her two boys in the amount of $120 (each). The state spent $10 billion to transfer wealth and ‘reimburse’ what would have been spent on school lunches during the Covid Plague, two years ago. Maybe it’s to make them feel better about the upcoming plague restrictions?
** (Fox News) The mayor of Burbank, California, who recently made headlines for being spanked by a drag queen at a Democratic fundraiser, spoke to Fox News Digital about his “abolitionist” and “Marxist” ideology in an interview with FOX News Digital.
Mayor Konstantine Anthony is currently running for Los Angeles County Supervisor where a big issue on the ballot is policing reform. Anthony not only supports defunding the police and restricting officers’ use of force in hostile scenarios along with other stringent measures but also wants to work to create a future without police and prisons.
When asked, “Do you support abolishing the police?” He replied, “Yes, I’m a full abolitionist,” meaning he supports a “policeless state.”
** “Attorney General Raúl Torrez announced he cannot defend the governor’s public health order on firearms, exposing a divide between the state’s top-ranked elected Democrats. “In his letter to Gov. Lujan Grisham, Torrez said that although he agrees a debate is needed on the impact of gun violence, it cannot be rebranded a public health emergency to justify a blanket 30-day prohibition against carrying firearms.”
** You may not remember that Obama and his favorite sister-wife, Valerie Jarrett, also used the, *It’s their money,* excuse previously when giving Iran billions of dollars.
Moving forward, every illicit drug dealer who had their massive assets seized should go to court and use the, *If it’s good enough for the Number One State Sponsor of Terror, it’s good enough for lil’ ol’ drug-dealer-me,* defense.
Your President made this six billion-dollar move yesterday on the 22nd Anniversary of 9/11. A memorial that he couldn’t be bothered to attend because past Presidents didn’t go to Hawaii twenty-two years after the invasion of Pearl Harbor.
Living in the greater Los Angeles area for quite some years, I avoided going into LAX to pick up friends who arrived there until they landed and called me. This is where I parked while I waited, and yes, I usually availed myself of a hamburger while doing so.
Now I wait for people here sans burger.
Identify the Aircraft
From the Days of Fighting Sail
September 11th and every American was thinking about the anniversary of the Battle of Lake Champlain: September 11, 1814. The U.S. Navy’s Master Commandant Thomas Macdonough defeated the British fleet, the U.S. Army triumphed at the Battle of Plattsburgh.
M’donough’s Victory on Lake Champlain, 1846 lithograph (Naval History and Heritage Command).
Enemy fire eventually silenced all of the guns on one side of the Saratoga. At this point, Macdonough performed the masterstroke that turned the tide in the battle, winding his flagship around so that he could bring fresh guns to bear on the British ships. Lieutenant James Robertson, who had taken command of the Confiance after Downie’s death, tried to bring his flagship around by employing the same maneuver, but without advance preparation, his lines became fouled and his ship immobilized. The Saratoga relentlessly pounded the British ship with broadside after broadside. The fire was so intense that a British marine who had been at Trafalgar claimed that “that was a mere flea-bite in comparison with this.”
— Donald R. Hickey, The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict
USS Saratoga in 1814: a Vermont-built corvette (Wikimedia Commons).
A royal is a small sail set immediately above the top gallant on square-rigged sailboats. It was originally called a “topgallant royal” and was used in light and favorable winds. These sails were introduced around the turn of the 18th century but were not usually hoisted on the mizzen mast until the end of the century.
They were usually only found on larger ships whose masts were high enough to accommodate the extra canvas and the name derives from a Dutch term for a light breeze and called them bovenbramzeilskoelte
From the middle of the 19th century onwards, many ships switched to steam and used sails only partially or not at all. This led to ships having to pick up coal at various stations outside Europe to replenish their supplies.
Seabrook Landing, near Port Royal, S. Carolina (Coaling Station)“, 02/11/1863, by H. E. Valentine 1863
For this purpose, so-called bunker ports or coaling stations were built, which were mostly used from 1860-1920.
Pearl Harbor coaling station in 1919, photo by David Franzen
These included stations such as Pearl Harbor and Port Royal. In addition to small islands, coaling ships were also used, which functioned like a floating base to supply the warships with coal.