The first thing that Creepy Joe did was remove the military flags from the Oval Office. Of course. Being an oracle isn’t all that tough.
And of course, it reflects on how the donkeys treated the 25,000 national guard troops who arrived for the Nuremburg-style rally at the capitol.
When you play Frisbee with a wolf
Thanks for the Gift, Adrienne
(She swiped it from a commenter at Gateway Pundit)
I’m going to keep it going:
SURVIVING IN A SOCIALIST AMERICA
1. Assume nothing.
2. Never go against your gut.
3. Everyone is potentially under opposition control.
4. Do not look back; you are never completely alone.
5. Go with the flow, blend in.
6. Vary your pattern and stay within your cover.
7. Lull them into a sense of complacency.
8. Do not harass the opposition.
9. Pick the time and place for action.
10. Keep your options open.
Too Much Style for a Minute Man (gay blade)
The musket is a French Charleville, not a Brown Bess.
Can You Identify the Armored AAA gun?
Answer at the bottom of this blog.
Sanctuary County/Sanctuary State
Greek Fire, also known in its day as “Sea Fire” or “War Fire”, was an ancient incendiary weapon used by the Eastern Roman Empire (Byzantine Empire). It was used in catapulted fire bombs but also as a flamethrower in both naval and land battles. The fire produced could burn on water and wasn’t easily extinguished.
The ingredients used in Greek Fire were top secret and are still unknown to this day, but it was probably a mixture of petroleum, quicklime and sulphur, amongst, perhaps, other ingredients like resin, naphtha, potassium nitrate, with some historians suggesting gunpowder as a possible ingredient.
Even just to make the flammable liquid was a dangerous task and although incendiary weapons predate Greek Fire, this particular concoction is believed to have been invented by a Greek named Kallinikos, who escaped from Syria in 668 AD and came to Constantinople, the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire. Some historians, however, are unsure whether the invention is that of Kallinikos or chemists working in Constantinople—perhaps a few people contributed to it.
The flamethrower worked when the heated flammable liquid became pressurized; it was then pumped through bronze tubes before being sprayed out of a nozzle once the enemy was close enough. The devastating flames engulfed the enemy ships killing those on-board or forcing them into the sea where they would likely drown.
In 673 the fire was used effectively against an Arab fleet attacking Constantinople and was also used during the many other sieges of the city against the ever-present threat from the Arab World, as well as against Russian fleets and many other enemies.
For over seven centuries Greek Fire helped safeguard the Eastern Roman Empire from attack. In its day it was one of the most devastating weapons on the planet and its ingredients remained a closely guarded secret within the empire for all that time.
Answer to the armored and tracked AAA – 2S35 Koalitsiya-SV. A third gun was considered, but deemed impractical.
Til now I never realized Greek fire was flame thrown.
I correctly identified the AA gun. It was the one in the picture.
It would have been more difficult had there been more than one choice.
Greek Fire changed naval warfare and it was expelled under pressure, so it had a considerable range – napalm.
Speaking of which, I always thought that the combination of snake and nape worked well. Now that we don’t use napalm — maybe a good thing because USGOV would be likely to use it against us. I’m sure that the Biden regime will change the rules back to that it can be dropped on civilian populations.
Likewise, I thought of Greek fire as fireballs from a catapult, not a flamethrower.
What did they do to get the pressure to spray the fuel with? Getting sliding parts to fit well enough, like a piston in a cylinder, is not an easy task even with machine tools. I assume everything had to be hand filed or ground.
You learn something new every day, if you’re lucky.
There are some museum pieces that I saw in a museum in Istanbul that showed how it worked – no recipe for Greek fire, but some of the hardware remains. It may also be on-line. I’ll cast about when I have time and see what I can come up with for the blog.
Like somebody trying to build a small engine?
Oh, I knew it was squirted. And also tossed in jugs. And with the introduction of gunpowder it or a comparable substitute was used in a fougasse.
Sticky stuff. On fire. Aboard ship. What fun.
I’ve read that they’ve figured out that it contained sulfur, bitumen, possibly potassium nitrate, probably naptha or other petroleum byproducts. It’s the ratio of the various items that is the secret.
They used pressurized air, contained in a bronze or brass vessel, entering through a one-way valve, with a bellows providing the punch. That combined at the mouth of the nozzle, for want of a better word, and it was ignited as it left the nozzle…not unlike a WW2 flame thrower or German Flammenwerfer 35 with a comparable range of 25 meters. Handling the stuff was tricky, as one would imagine.
Then again so is black powder. I’ve been in ship’s powder rooms from the age of fighting sail, the same with forts of that era. And DRJIM can say something about the powder handling rooms on Iowa Class Battleships.
The powder rooms were below the waterline, within the aromored “box” (The Citadel) the hull contained, and could easily be flooded in case of fire. In fact, when the Turret #2 explosion happened on the Iowa it was an old enlisted guy who immediately went to check the “powder flats”, saw numerous bags of powder glowing cherry-red, and immediately called to seal off the #2 powder flats, and flooded them, most likely saving the ship.
The powder storage area was very well built. “Remember The Maine” , and all that.
Years ago I looked into this for some reason, and it led me to the history of pumps.
The chamber could have been pressureized using a bellows, and there were some remains found of an early “pump” that used oiled leather seals for “piston rings”.
I’m surprised Myth Busters didn’t do an episode on Greek Fire. It was devestating stuff….
I’ve taken your “Surviving in a Socialist America” to heart, LL, long before this post.
I’ve sent an email to your with more depressing details regarding my survival quest.
Times will get worse before before they get better Fredd. Look to yourself, to your family, keep safe, and we’ll see you on the other side of this.
Staying below the radar but not clamping down on life, which is what the opposition wants. They underestimate our resolve.
My feelings exactly, Camperfixer.
It might very well be too late for us to all just shut up and fade into the gray backround, but I’m trying….
Well that answers, “Where is Fredd?”
Fredd’s a good man.
Just remember, in a national socialist country or a progressive communist country, you can’t trust those closest. Trust absolutely no one. As the State will turn everyone, including your children and your spouse, against you.
Remain the Grey Man. Mouth the appropriate platitudes if necessary, or just nod your head a lot. That’s how a lot of people survived the Cultural Revolution, until their children turned them in.
‘You can’t trust those closest.’
Ain’t that the true. Just today a personal event popped into my head. It wasn’t that many years ago. I was one of several adult chaperones on a church outing. While driving to the venue, a man and wife, who were both police detectives began what I term as interrogating the other adults in the vehicle. The conversation seemed stiff and decidedly one sided. I purposefully gave a BS answer. The woman shot back angrily in her reply.
(The actual question was concerning the specific gravity of certain materials – she continued to insist that I answer about one specific substance. Her insistence raised by suspicions as well as my ire.)
The relevance is today I tried to remember the background of this couple. They were new comers to our congregation. Today, I wonder if they were a plant. I know beside myself there was one other adult in the vehicle who consistently spoke in opposition of Odummy. Whereas those two seemed to adore the usurper. I knew also their boss through different channels. He was in ardent support of the chosen one.
They smile in your face. Then its off to the gulags for the likes of you.
the specific gravity of certain materials
“Waaal. [scratches head] Alls I kin tells yuh is that iffn you eat too much fat or too much fiber they float. Which I reckon makes the specific gravity less than 1.0. Normally they sink. Which would make the specific gravity greater than one.
Now I’m guessin’ the SG of SOG is less than one right now. But that’s just a guess, mind you. Other than thet, I got nothin’. Hope that was whut you was lookin’ fer, honey.”
Mike_C’s redneck roots are coming to the surface.
You can always use the tried and true formula that the angle of the dangle is equal to the heat of the meat.
I’ve mentioned on this blog that I asked a Chinese People’s Liberation Army General a question – more than 20 years ago now and he answered by telling me how he ordered ice cream in Los Angeles and it was the best that he’d ever eaten.
Dodge, weave, do what you need to do.
I like the photo of Jules playing frisbee. Nice shot.
Was there a land based version of Greek Fire?
They used it on catapults, but if the vessel broke before you launched it…it got ugly quickly. There were accounts of it being used in trebuchets, but I wouldn’t want to be anywhere near.
Better for trebuchet or catapult firing would be a giant monkeyball of rope soaked in pitch, set on fire just before launch, just like you see in the movies (one of the few things they actually get right.) When it hits, the flaming pitch goes everywhere. And anyone who’s ever dealt with tar or pitch knows that that stuff doesn’t come off, well, maybe with gasoline or other flammable liquid, so that’s a no-go on getting rid of flaming sticky tar balls.
Flags…Less than zero honor amongst this band of thieves. The Che’ bust, along with the Corpse seated at the Resolute Desk, disrespects the office beyond words.
Heard a report the NG was treated very poorly, had to wait for “facilities”, slept on a concrete floor in a a parking area, and certainly weren’t fed what Pelosi et al got. The Opposition is showing their dark souls. Still believe they are overplaying their hand and it will backfire, and Biden will be gone soon after he signs the last destructive E/O.
I think that it will backfire, but it didn’t in Venezuela.
Several Governors, including DeSantis in Florida, have recalled their troops, citing the piss-poor treatment of them.
The free states shouldn’t send people to participate in a (super-spreader) Nuremberg style rally at the capitol. But they have to learn and now they have.
the va guard leadership went thru every armory and took every flag, streamer, poster, plaque, painting and memorabilia item away. no history and lineage left. ft. pickett, hill, and lee will be renamed. they have already shut down two combat arms battalions due to lack of manning and looking at more. the stonewall brigade is no more. couple years ago they were 120% strength. an o-6 told me “there’s a bunch of jack booted thug shit going on up here(d.c.).” he WAS on the fast track for general, maybe not so much now. three bn co’s just quit mid career. this is a double edged sword. low morale, low strength, low iq guardsmen follow orders but not well. it also lowers civilian inhibitions against returning fire. meanwhile you just furloughed thousands of hardened vets with skills and motivation. good job, commies.
I would have resigned my commission and walked away rather than leading my men to stand at a Nuremburg style rally (officially called Reichsparteitag) and cheer Jo and Ho. I’m not throwing rocks at those who followed orders and went. They learned. If you look at the flag and feel ashamed, it’s time to leave.
I see two paths (need to make sure I’m on the first cattle car).
1. Punish election judges, or every future election will be rigged. They are our enemy and a soft target.
2. Third generation civil war.
Adrienne’s advice is sound. In my case, I’ve already crossed the political Rubicon.
You’re reading this blog. I’ve declared.
The corpse will be gone soon, and Harris will preside over the Reichstag.
Yep, puts the military in its proper place (under the heel, until needed)… And one day they’ll wonder WHY they don’t get any response from the Guard.
The guard needs to stay home and deal with problems in-state. They are clearly not a citizen’s militia – but the free state governors can keep them in-state. Or simply send them home and let the FBI investigate the missing weapons when the armories are empty, doors open.
Well blast my luck. I guess I have to step up my plans for the armory. I’m not prepared to move faster in that way. Didi mau and E hele E can mean the same thing. In my usage they do. And it is very good advice.
Camper Fixer r u sure about the bust of Che ? I read it was Cesar Chavez founder of The Farm Workers Party. Obtw he had his own brown shirts beating up wet backs who were competing with us citizens of Hispanic descent for jobs. He would have been an Orangeman supporter these days.
Oh yeah , lest I forget buck Fiden
I stand corrected, Caesar Chavez is correct, not sure why I said Che’..maybe projection of what is to come. Then again, Biden might think it’s a bust of himself.
I’m fairly certain that I remember correctly that Chavez’s objective was to raise the price of table grapes. Wetbacks were like scabs crossing a union picket line, which acts would interfere with the objective. Chabez wanted to pull them all in to his burgeoning worker’s union. He was not the egalitarian that he is made out to be. Power was his aim, power to bring the filthy capitalists to bargain on his terms.
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