Monumento al Quijote, Madrid

Tilting at windmills.

“Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind.”
― Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

“Destiny guides our fortunes more favorably than we could have expected. Look there, Sancho Panza, my friend, and see those thirty or so wild giants, with whom I intend to do battle and kill each and all of them, so with their stolen booty we can begin to enrich ourselves. This is nobel, righteous warfare, for it is wonderfully useful to God to have such an evil race wiped from the face of the earth.”
“What giants?” Asked Sancho Panza.
“The ones you can see over there,” answered his master, “with the huge arms, some of which are very nearly two leagues long.”
“Now look, your grace,” said Sancho, “what you see over there aren’t giants, but windmills, and what seems to be arms are just their sails, that go around in the wind and turn the millstone.”

 

Could Slow Joe Biden be Replaced by a Hologram?

We all know that Joe — on a good day — is able to read what his handlers write for him to read on his teleprompter. On a bad day, he can’t even do that. We’ve only seen him primarily in the form of various “proof of life”-like video clips distributed on the internet.

BUT WAIT, there are brave new world of possibilities offered by technological advancements and the unprecedented control over information on the Internet. Enter the realm of deep fake technology. Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) computer technology has put special effects, once reserved as expensive and time-consuming accomplishments of Hollywood films, in the hands of  anybody with a computer and the desire to use it.

A.I. technology can make people who didn’t say or do something look very much like they said or did the thing. I urge everyone to watch the story here and keep in mind two things: First, the technology has advanced further by leaps and bounds since this report. And, second, our intelligence agencies have capabilities far beyond whatever it is we see in public.

But would you really want a Biden android or Biden simulation? Couldn’t we find a better artificial face to put on our “leader”?

 

Green Zone/Red Zone

One thing is certain, these exclusion zones in the US Capitol will only grow larger as the perimeter is expanded to provide more security from those dangerous white people.

 

Norway Holds the Line

(link) OSLO/LONDON, March 9 (Reuters) – Norway has suspended a planned asset sale by engine maker Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc to a Russian-controlled company as it assesses the security implications for the country’s navy, the justice ministry said on Tuesday.

Norway’s NSM security agency is assessing the 150 million-euro ($178 million) sale of Bergen Engines to a company controlled by Russia’s TMH Group, the ministry said.

While the US edges toward communism, and as American leaders spout the same drivel as leaders in Communist China and Russia do, the Norwegians are concerned – and act concerned. (h/t Claudio)

 

Making Do

The turret from a BMP-2 turned into a mobile strongpoint by the Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine.

 

Apartment Living in Europe

 

Occupied Poland, 1939-1945

 

The Ring of Fire

Johnny Cash sang about it — maybe. The point is that all of these volcanoes have been found by the progressive left to have no impact on global warming or cooling. If they do, a tax will fix it.

 

Titles

Americas have changed to Corpse and Whore. But the map doesn’t reflect that. Pity.

 

YES!

A tactical nuclear weapon fired from a recoilless rifle mounted on a Jeep.  Park it in the garage against the day when you needed it, right?

 

Facebook goes to War!

The title of the book is, “The Old Whore“. I did put up a Facebook page on it years ago. I have now been advised that the title is offensive to whores and it must be removed. No, you can’t make this up. Is it because I call the whore “old”?

The book is not about the sitting vice president of the United States (though if the shoe fits…) so Facebook shouldn’t be so unsettled by it.

23 COMMENTS

  1. /7500 in progress

    I have a pamphlet printed by the DOD in 1956. It is titled, A Pocket Guide To Korea. Included is a good description of all facets of life on the peninsula, north and south; a somewhat indpeth appendix of place names, phrases, and expressions in the native language with English helps, and full color drawings of the various Korean military uniforms. Free for anyone who wants it.

    I reckon Larry can act as intermediary to supply contact information. If that is not possible I *could* supply my phone # in the open.

    Thank you Larry for your indulgence.

    End/

  2. Poor Poland. Yet how have they endured! I have oft thought that as to the Philippines, so too to Poland does America owe its gratitude. Of late, I have known exactly one Pole. He is a young man who was on the team which recently proved the existence of gravitational waves throughout space.

    A Jeep mounted nuke makes it too easy. I’ll take two, thank you.

    Just as everyone, the socialist inclusive, knows the election was stolen, everyone, socialists inclusive, knows Harris is indeed a whore. Therefore, the phrase must be prohibited.

  3. The ring of fire; when you completely circle a pasture with fire either from a drip torch or my favorite, a fusee, the fire will burn into itself creating its own wind. At a prescribed burning class the instructor causally mentioned and I quote; “if there is anything inside the ring of fire that you value, or want to save, you can kiss it’s ass goodbye once you close the circle!” I’m sure that’s what John R. Cash was talking about.

  4. Scientific American, back when they actually didscience, had an article called “When Seeing Is Not Believing”, about some of what was coming with Personal Computers.

    Oh, God…..a Davey Crockett! The only weapon that makes less sense is an Atomic Handgrenade….

  5. What exactly is the range of a tactical nuclear weapon fired from a recoilless rifle mounted on a Jeep? Vs its blast radius?

      • Suicidal. Probably correct. The warheads on the Davy Crockett and the man portable ADMs were enhanced radiation warheads designed to deny areas to the enemy. Think of a radioactive mine field. The blast were powerful enough to take out bridges and destroy bunkers. Circa 1960’s the Autobahn bridge over the Main near Kleinostheim was to be destroyed by an ADM. As a lowly enlisted swine Combat Engineer I wasn’t supposed to know that but 2nd/1st Lts have big mouths and lack discretion.

      • Not suicidal, but you’d need to be careful. Have a way to get under cover, or lob that thing over a hill. It’s more of a neutron bomb than blast effects weapon. It’d be the explosive equivalent of a British Grand Slam bomb delivered by a Lancaster bomber. Make sure you’re upwind of the epicenter, too.

  6. Per the wikipedia, they were rated at 20 tons of TNT. Not kilotons, but tons.

    There were two different launchers. One gave a range of about 1.6 miles, and the other a little over 2 miles.

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