At the Pumps
I have a friend who gave me a lot of grief about President Trump. It’s ok because I’m not an apologist. For all his flaws, President Trump is a stellar patriot and it rubbed some people the wrong way. It’s true, Trump is a New York real estate mogul and some of his NYC-isms rubbed me the wrong way too, but in a field of goats, he stood out as a marble statue of virtue.
Today my friend refers to the 45 presidency as the good old days. Nowhere is that more evident than at the pumps.
Trannies at War in Ukraine
The US military is always telling us how well transexuals fight, which is why they offer free gender reassignment surgery, right? Let’s see if the experiment works.
If nothing else, they can be used as cannon fodder to draw fire.
Damaged but not Sunk
March 7, 2022, the Russian Nav’s Project 22160 patrol ship Vasily Bykov was reportedly damaged by a Ukrainian multiple launch rocket system (MLRS).
Vasily Bykov is a patrol boat of the Russian Navy belonging to the class Project 22160, of which it is the first ship built.
The Project 22160-class patrol ship is 94m-long, 14-m-wide, and 3.4m- high, has a standard displacement of 4,550 tons, and can accommodate up to 80 personnel.
The patrol and maximum speeds of the ship are 16kt and 30kt respectively. The ship has a cruising range of 6,000 nautical miles at patrol speeds and an endurance of 60 days.
The Project 22160-class is armed with one 57mm А-220М naval gun on the bow of the main deck. With a rate of fire of 300rpm, the gun is designed to defeat air, surface and coastal targets.
Two 14.5mm heavy machine guns are mounted on the bridge deck. The ship is also equipped with two DP-65 grenade launchers and one Gibka air defense missile turret mount, armed with eight Igla man-portable air-defense systems (MANPADS).
Have you already forgotten about the Canadian Truckers?
A song/video about the time an emergency was called for trucks, hot tubs, Canadian flags, & bouncy castles!
Germany, the world’s biggest buyer of Russian gas, gets over half of its gas, about a third of its coal and a quarter of its oil from Russia, according to official figures. They said that they can’t afford to stop buying energy but will send weapons to Ukraine to fight the Russian Army. There is a duality at work and possibly a cautionary tale that might be revisited in the future.
Syrians Fighting with Russia in Ukraine?
Talk about cannon fodder.
WASHINGTON—Moscow is recruiting Syrians skilled in urban combat to fight in Ukraine as Russia’s invasion is poised to expand deeper into cities, according to U.S. officials.
An American assessment indicates that Russia, which has been operating inside Syria since 2015, has in recent days been recruiting fighters from there, hoping their expertise in urban combat can help take Kyiv and deal a devastating blow to the Ukraine government, according to four American officials. The move points to a potential escalation of fighting in Ukraine, experts said.