No Greater Myth

You became tolerant of their degeneracy, only for them to become intolerant of your values. You pretended they were your equal, only for them to tell you that they were your superior.

There is no greater myth than the proposition of an amicable coexistence between opposing cultures. You can either conform to those wielding power, or you can take power back.

When lunatics fight to teach transgenderism, queer theory, and every other perversion to five-year-olds, think about this.


The Lion’s Paw

(Epoch Times) h/t Claudio – UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said, “there will be more lethal aid going into Ukraine.”

“Ukraine needs longer-range artillery and that’s because of what the Russian army has been doing which is now digging in and starting to pound these cities with artillery,” he told Sky News on March 31.

“The best counter to that is other long-range artillery so they’ll be looking for and getting more long-range artillery, ammunition predominantly.”

Ukraine also needs equipment to defend its coastline against Russian activity from the sea, Wallace said, adding that Britain will be “looking to see what more we can do.”

He said Ukraine is also looking for armored vehicles and more anti-air weapons, “all of this will be forthcoming as a result of this conference.”

Wallace said Russia is now a “lesser country” as a result of the invasion of Ukraine.

Anti-shipping missiles and artillery focused on a seaborne invasion Odessa may be envisioned, but Russia only has two Alligator-Class landing ship, remaining after the Orsk was sunk recently by Ukrainian missile fire at the port of Berdyansk. The Saratov was damaged in the same attack, was seen to get underway, and there have been no publically available reports on whether it can still undertake amphibious operations. My sense is that it can.

Three more vessels all belonging to the Northern Fleet’s Kola-based 121st Landing Ship Brigade vessels entered the Black Sea before Turkey closed the entrance (Bosphorous). They are Project 775 (Ropucha-class) Georgy Pobedonosets (016), Olenegorsky Gornyak (012) and Project 11711 (Ivan Gren-class) Pyotr Morgunov (017).

The Russian Naval Infantry has shown to be very tepid in its capabilities to date in operations along the Eastern Black Sea coastline even if the Russian Navy was capable of undertaking an opposed landing.  Would they be slaughtered on the beach without air support? Likely.

If the British weapons are put in defense of Odessa, is Russia willing to risk losing almost their entire amphibious navy? To be fair, they risked their land army and came up with snake eyes. Or maybe it was eights and aces? The Russian navy has point defense weapons to defeat cruise missiles (land or sea-launched) but there is no credible naval defense against mobile coastal artillery in the Russian playbook. I strongly doubt that they’d risk their air force against formidable land-based air defenses in the Odessa area in an attempt to knock them out prior to an amphibious invasion.


Equity Offices

The six-trillion dollar US 2023 budget contains a paragraph titled, “Advancing Equity as a Core Part of Government Management and Decision Making Processes.”

The paragraph mentions that “the Budget provides resources to hire Federal agency talent and expertise needed to help embed equity in agency decision making and policy-making, such as civil rights legal expertise, human-centered design, public engagement, and participatory design, evaluation and evidence design, planning and analysis, and data science.  For example, the Budget includes resources to:  expand the Department of Labor’s Civil Rights Center in order to begin establishing regional offices across the Nation that can be more responsive to regional equity challenges.”


The Seabag or Duffel

The seabag is also known as a duffel, whereby the word was originally used to describe ‘a coarse woolen cloth having a thick nap or frieze’. The cloth was produced in the Belgian town of Duffel, situated not far from Antwerp in the 17th century, it was exported to Spain and Portugal and because of its durable qualities, it was used as a covering material on ships.

American Seabag, 1842-1862 and another American Seabag, ca. 1795 

It is suggested that Spanish and Portuguese sailors used offcuts of the material to fashion crude bags for their belongings. It is believed that the seabag came to England and America in the late 19th century. However, as there are already known examples from the middle and late 18th century, it is more likely that the seabag was established earlier. The most common way of storing in the 18th and early 19th centuries was still the sea chest. Especially for officers.

The Ditty Bag

The Ditty Bag is a smaller version of a sea bag or a small box and contains small tools, toiletries and other personal items.


Sailor’s Ditty Bag with Accoutrements, circa 1875, bag marked, “L.G. 1875” constructed of canvas and sailor’s fancy rope work, consisting of slide ruler, sailors palm, bosun’s whistle, tool fold, scrimshawed horn with needle wax, weaving shuttle, and a jackknife. 

Where the name originally comes from is debatable, some people think it comes from the Hindi word ditties, which describes a kind of duck or canvas cloth produced in Manchester England. Others suspect it comes from the Anglo-Saxon word dite, which means tidy.

Sailor’s Housewife or Hussif

There can be some confusion here, because often the Housewife or Hussif is also equated with the Ditty bag, but described differently. The Housewife is often described as storage for sewing tools, a sewing roll with needles, thread, buttons, and so on to repair his own things or to do a craft like an embroidery or sewing.


The housewife above is a relic of Sir John Franklin’s last expedition 1845-8. Underneath it is a housewife from the late 18th or19th century. It is not known if it belonged to a soldier or to a sailor © Life Auctioneers

Such Hussifs or Housewifes were well known in the 18th and 19th centuries by both the military and the navy and were part of everyone’s equipment.

Camel Corps

From the first quarter of the 19th century, these were the name of the sailors who, staggered home at the end of their voyage.


1945 Sailors with their seabags 

Loaded with their seabags, dirty laundry, and all sorts of other things over their backs. Young married couples often found it difficult to run a household on naval pay, and so the wife often did the laundry of her husband’s shipmates to make ends meet.

I recall returning from duty in Korea and MRSLL refused to deal with the laundry in my seabag because it reeked of sweat and garlic. And so did I. It took some time for the garlic to work its way out of my system and sweat. Showers only worked for a short time…


Response to the Butt Guy

March 7, 2022:  Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said that people should try to save money by purchasing electric vehicles.

FACT:   The average price of an EV was $56,437 in November 2021, according to Kelley Blue Book. The average price jumped 6.2% from the same month in the previous year.

FACT:  Nickel is a critical ingredient in the lithium-ion batteries used in most electric vehicles.

FACT:  The price of Nickel has gone through the roof.

FACT:  Russia is the largest supplier of Nickel in the world.

FACT:  Using low-grade Nickel from other countries would increase EV carbon footprints.

FACT:  According to Auto Trader, 46% of EV drivers believe that the lifespan of an electric car battery is 65,000 miles.

FACT:  The average cost of an electric vehicle battery is $4,200.

FACT:   The average resale value of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids is less than 40% of the original purchase price, versus 50% to 70% on conventional cars.

Since when did the prissy little butt guy care about facts?


  1. I sorta remember the arguments leading up to the Obergefell decision “We just want the same rights to pass our estate to our partners as man/woman couples have after death; we’re not asking for anything more than that”
    Go ahead! I don’t see any reason why you can’t let the camel put his nose under the edge of the tent!

    • That was the fault of insurance companies. It’s ok to lay the blame at their large feet.

      And then it went insane.

  2. “Amicable coexistence ” reality is looking more and more like America was better off with the gays in the closet every day.

    What does the Russian amphibious navy exist for, other than to go in harm’s way? Or tie up Ukrainian units along the coast who can stay busy throwing pebbles at each other while their comrades get chewed up on other fronts?

    Now that the UK has concluded that “Russia is a lesser country” is it to early to talk about who gets what piece of the soon to be privatized state owned industries when the regime change sleepy Joe is committing us to happens? I’m sure the West’s best and brightest will get it right this time.

    • That would seem to be about all the Russian Gator Fleet is good for. Without air supremacy, an amphib invasion of Odessa would just create artificial reefs that would be good for tourist divers to explore after the war ends.

      The West’s best and brightest are Jo/Ho, Blinken, and Pelosi…just ask them how smart they are. How could THEY get it wrong?

    • You could ask them to put an equity office there at the compound. I think that we could have one at the White Wolf Mine in AZ. Let me run the place and decide what is equitable.

  3. I’ve been trying to find out how long electric cars last. You routinely see conventional IC cars over 10 years old, over 20 and more. Are there any EVs out there that old? I’m sure the relative newness on the market affects seeing them, but the battery powered car technology is over 120 years old. Is an EV cost effective or “smart” in a cost:benefit sense to buy? $4200 for a replacement battery surprises me; I’d always heard estimates quite a bit higher than that.

    • I think the calculation to consider is the cost to put 400 miles of range into a ev versus 400 miles of range into an ICE vehicle. Good luck getting any numerical answer out of any OEM or electric utlity on that one.

      • You can’t dump the batteries in a regular landfill. They have to go to the special toxic waste landfill. What’s the cost to drop one?

        Then you can replace it with another “green solution”.

        I weary of the bullshit.

  4. So, we’re going to get ‘core’ equity, and that’s going to to what to the quality of government??? Or do I even want to know???

    Re the ditty bags, I have my cousin’s from WWII it’s pretty small. And I have my duffle bag from boot somewhere around here.

  5. Are brit tax-payers so wealthy, they can donate many many millions of their wealth to support the o’bama/clinton/pelosi puppets in the Ukraine?
    An aside:
    * My wallet is empty, my bank account is drained.
    I have nothing to donate to the Ukraine nor anybody else.

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