Captioned Graphic: Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 364 “VMM-364” Purple Foxes
Only a fool learns from his own mistakes. The wise man learns from the mistakes of others. – Otto von Bismarck
Russian Donations to the Biden Crime Family
(Gateway Pundit) Joe Biden and his Democrat allies received money from a top Russia lobbyist in 2020 before waiving sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.
I don’t hear Congress screaming IMPEACH SLOW JOE, do you? I wonder why that is? Isn’t Russia the big enemy?
Recall, Biden’s first order of business was to shut down the Keystone Pipeline which killed more than 55,000 American jobs.
Joe Biden supports a pipeline from Russia to Germany that will expand Vladimir Putin’s political power and influence in the region.
In 2019, the Trump Administration put economic sanctions on companies and executives involved in the building of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia to Germany.
The Nord Stream 2 pipeline would allow Russia to bypass Ukraine and Poland and deliver gas to Germany.
The Trump Administration didn’t want to give Vladimir Putin too much of a hold over Europe by controlling energy supplies, but Joe Biden sold out to the highest bidder (as usual). No surprises.
With the least amount of Glock possible.
There are accounts – or maybe they’re theories, of contemporary arguments (then) against rifled barrels when they were first being introduced?
There were arguments in favor of the continued use of ball & powder muskets, and against cased ammunition for long-arms.
The arguments against rifles generally in the late 18th and early 19th centuries revolved around – too long to reload, no bayonets.
One argument was whether or not the devil could ride a spinning bullet. In 1547 the Archbishop-Elector of Mainz, Sebastian von Heusenstamm had this theory tested, with 2 riflemen, one firing lead balls and the other silver ones engraved with crosses and exorcised by a priest. After 20 rounds none of the devil-free silver bullets had hit the target and so the case was proved.
The Snitch State
“It is just when people are all engaged in snooping on themselves and one another that they become anesthetized to the whole process. As information itself becomes the largest business in the world, data banks know more about individual people than the people do themselves. The more the data banks record about each one of us, the less we exist.”—Marshall McLuhan, From Cliche To Archetype
Felix Edmundovich Dzerzhinsky
A friend who has followed this blog for some time asked if I still had my bust of Dzerzhinsky displayed in my office at home at the White Wolf Mine.
This was a photo from the previous house – as blogged five years ago (right)
The answer is that I have a number of war trophies that take different forms. The bust of Felix reminds me of the past and serves as a species of war trophy. Some of my stuff is displayed, some is not, but the bust of Felix remains and is next to a neat (rather large) model of a General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper. There is no significance in the placement.
Eventually, I will put more I Love Me stuff out. But Felix doesn’t deserve to be in a storage box, wrapped with tissue paper. I’ve told some of my children the story of how Felix arrived in my possession, but I doubt that they will remember. It doesn’t matter. He will likely end up as landfill when all the trophies are forgotten and are put into a dumpster after I’ve shuffled off this mortal coil. But today? Today he remains!
ITS Andrea Doria
The Italian Navy is growing into a formidable fighting force.