Black History Month Quote:
Slavery is world history. White people did not invent it and were not the first to practice it, but were the first to abolish it. The last place in the world to still have legal slavery was Africa. It wasn’t fully legally abolished on the continent until 1981.
“On the one hand, Jordan genuinely wants the war to end, but on the other hand, it has a strategic partnership with the United States, and it knows that if it were to cut off ties with Israel completely, it would put its $1.5 billion in annual aid from Congress at risk,” Magid explained. “Jordan is constantly playing a balancing act.” (Good Article)
** Do what makes you happy because your job would be posted before your obituary if you died today.
** U.S. — Special Counsel Robert Hur will not recommend charges for Biden’s mishandling of classified documents on the grounds that he’s too old and senile to stand trial.
“I mean, seriously, have you seen that guy?” said Hur to reporters. “I tried to ask him questions, and he attempted to put my notepad in his mouth. The dude is totally zonked out, for sure. I mean, we all knew this, right?”
Despite the report detailing Biden’s late-stage dementia, the Special Counsel confirmed Biden is just fine to continue running the country. “Oh yeah, that’s no problem,” he said. “You heard the Press Secretary. He’s so active and alert that no one can keep up with him! Impressive!”
** (H/T Claudio) Deception Planning – “All war is based on deception” – Sun Tzu – more here. “Currently, Taiwan has the advantage because a Chinese attack must succeed, or the Chinese government and economy are in big trouble. That’s because the aftermath of an invasion attempt would be a blockade of Chinese ports and all the exports and imports China depends on to keep its economy going. Taiwan knows it does not have to make a successful invasion impossible, but it is simply too risky for any Chinese leader to attempt.”
** Here is another photo of the San Rafael Swell in south-central Utah. Is it worth exploring in your 4×4? It depends on how you roll.
** Is a civil war inevitable? How can it be avoided – or should it be avoided? (h/t Claudio)
** How many of you have been to the Naval Support Facility, Diego Garcia?
** “Somewhere, a True Believer is training to kill you. He is training with minimum food or water in austere conditions, day and night. The only thing clean on him is his weapon, and he made his web gear, He doesn’t worry about hat workout to do – his ruck weighs what it weighs, his runs end when the enemy stops chasing him. The True Believer doesn’t care how hard it is; he only knows he wins or dies. He doesn’t go home at 1700; he is home. He knows only the cause.” (attributed to unnamed Q Course Instructor) ―
The Vladimir Putin Interview
By now, I’m sure that if you want to watch it, you have. It was widely disseminated. Putin crafted his dialog to his advantage, and I wouldn’t have expected it otherwise. He shaded the truth; he bobbed and weaved, but he’s a politician, and that’s what they do in the theater they live in.
When you delve deeply into the various events since the fall of the Soviet Union, it appears that certain parties are furious that they were not allowed to continue to loot the remains. The loss of the great rival meant that wars needed to be created to fund the Military Industrial Complex further, which, along with the banks, cartels, and Big Pharma, owns the great majority of the United States “leadership.” No one is supposed to challenge the Elite Neo-Mafia and the petro-dollar.
Putin invaded Ukraine to expand the wealth and reach of Great Russia and to add 20 million Caucasians to the population. The historical right of Russia to rule Ukraine was hogwash. On the other hand, the US (and the elites) had their thumb on the scale and planned to loot the place three ways from Sunday. The Hunter Biden scandals and 10% for the Big Guy show that clearly. The US used the Ukraine to launder taxpayer funds into Democrat Party coffers. The evidence for that is clear and convincing.
Identify the Aircraft
1 & 2
Extra points if you can identify them both.
Identify the Rocket
Identify the Tank
Not a tank, but give it a shot.
Don’t scratch Surly…
I’ve repeatedly warned Surly that he’s taking the whole AI Terminator robot thing too far, but he says he’s not taken it nearly enough. If he asks you for your clothes, boots, and motorcycle keys, just hand them over.