A Discussion with the Woke
Woke Person: LL, Global warming is real. The southern ice pack is melting. I’ve seen videos of massive icebergs breaking from Antarctica.
LL: Yeah, cool, huh? You know that West Antarctica is geologically very active and there are active volcanoes under the ice, right? In fact, it’s one of the most interesting places on the planet to study volcanism for a number of reasons (that I won’t bore you with).
Woke Person: The talking heads didn’t say that on CNN or MSNBC.
LL: There’s evidence of a hotspot much like the Hawaiian Islands Hotspot, the Iceland Hotspot, and the Yellowstone Hotspot that remain in a fixed position as the tectonic plates move above them. The Antarctic volcanic chain can’t be explained as being on a plate boundary. Additionally, Antarctic volcanoes are of different sorts suggesting different magma compositions (Megavolcanoes – caldera, Stratavolcanoes, and shield volcanoes.) Weird- and cool at the same time.
Woke Person: So all of that geothermal activity can cause the ice to melt?
LL: Study it on your own and draw your own conclusions without an agenda driving them.
An Interesting Article
(Link) Because William the Conqueror was of illegitimate birth, he needed to clearly bolster his claim to the throne. The Merovingian kings inspired noble families to create their own bloodlines. Duke Richard I, William’s great-great-grandfather, started recording his family’s bloodlines with Dudo’s “Historia Normannorum” (circa 1030). Recognizing the importance of establishing his lineage, William the Conqueror commissioned Guillaume de Jumièges’ “Gesta Normannorum” (circa 1070) and Guillaume de Poitiers’ “Gesta Guillelmi” (circa 1077) to document the history of the Norman dynasty. The more royal bloodlines a claimant had, the greater his right to rule and the more allies he could call upon. William recognized the importance of establishing his royal bloodlines for history.
** Congress hasn’t passed a budget on time in 27 years. What is all the handwringing about? And who really cares if there’s a federal government shut-down? If you’re lapping at the trough, maybe it would pinch your bottom line until they pass a spending bill and you’re reimbursed. I get that. But for most of the country, we just don’t care. Most of what impacts people day-to-day comes from state, county and municipal government.
** Missing somebody is a terrible feeling. Ask any sniper.
** Definitely not Racist – Dianne Feinstein died Thursday night at the age of 90. She was the longest-serving woman in the US Senate. Gov. Newsom vows to only appoint a negro female. If he vowed to only to appoint a white man, would THAT be racist?
Feinstein was also one of the most corrupt Senators, and that is saying a lot. She served on the Senate Intelligence Panel yet she was caught with a Chinese spy on her payroll — a man she had employed and paid for over 20 years.
Feinstein reportedly ‘found out’ that her staffer was a Chinese spy in 2013–while she was the Chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. The Chinese spy mysteriously appeared on the scene in 1993 just ONE YEAR after Feinstein was elected to the Senate in 1992.
Now Politically Incorrect
Still a classic!
From the Days of Fighting Sail
The Sea Bird – a Spirit Ship?
The Sea Bird, a merchant brig owned by Isaac Steel and commanded by Captain John Durham, or Huxham or Husham, who was returning to Newport after a trip to Honduras. On the morning the Sea Bird was due to return, she was driven ashore and landed unharmed on Easton Beach in Rhode Island.
Curious as to what was going on, some men went aboard to see. They were greeted happily but quietly by the ship’s cat and dog, but not by the crew of eight. Coffee was boiling on the cooker and a sumptuous breakfast was prepared. The smell of fresh tobacco smoke was in the air. In the captain’s quarters, untouched coinage lay open and his dressing gown hung over a chair. The longboat had disappeared, but nothing more could be found.
The ship was in good condition, with the instruments and cargo intact. Captain Durham was an experienced and competent man. His last ship’s entry was “Branton [Brenton] Reef sighted”, which is only a few miles off Newport. A fishing boat that arrived shortly after the Sea Bird reported seeing the ship with the captain on the deck less than two hours earlier. But now there was no one there. The cargo was unloaded and the animals were taken off the boat. By evening, however, when someone went to check on the Sea Bird again, it had disappeared and the animals were also gone.
Now there were many theories as to what had happened. The first is that the Sea Bird was swept off the beach in a storm leaving no debris and was never seen again. The second was sold to Henry Collins (1699-1765), renamed Beach Bird then continued making successful voyages. Which, by the way, is also historically verifiable, the only question is whether it is also this Sea Bird. And the third, she was a Spirit Ship and appeared again and again at different ports to search for her crew.
Most likely it is the second variant and the crew was simply paid off and the Sea Bird became Beach Bird. But ghost ships are somehow more exciting and who knows maybe she is still looking for her crew.
Identify The Aircraft
180 were produced
No ID Necessary
Poland, September 1939. A Gefreiter poses on top of a PzKpfw III Ausf. D of the Panzer Regiment . 1, (1 Panzer-Division) that has been knocked out of action.
With only 14.5mm of frontal armor, the PzKpfw III Ausf. D was vulnerable to all Polish anti-tank weapons, including the Polish 7 TP armored car equipped with a 37mm Bofors.
In this picture you can see the holes made by anti-tank rifles, 3 of them are clustered. Judging by the position of some of the impacts, it is very possible that the radio operator and loader might have been injured or killed.
51 PzKpfw III participated in the Polish campaign, 20 of them in Pz. Rgt. 1. Of the 51, 24 were lost to both enemy action and equipment malfunctions.
ID The Armored Car