Halloween is Coming
** Ship Transfer – (h/t Claudio) This transfer must take into account the fact that the PPAs class are not ASW focused, while FREMMs are. The ItN needs more ASW ships, and selling off PPAs allows to replace them with FREMMs. PPAs are perfect for antipiracy patrol missions, and would work well against the Chinese naval militia/Coast Guard/pirates – all the same. The Red Chinese make friends wherever they go.
** More Aid for Ukraine? RFE/RL – After 22 days of legislative chaos in the U.S. House of Representatives, Republican Mike Johnson — a little-known lawmaker from Louisiana — became speaker of the lower chamber of Congress on October 25, reflecting a rightward shift by his party that raises new questions over the future of U.S. aid for Ukraine.
** From the Mail Bag – I’ve been asked a few times, “What is it that you do for a living beyond being a famous author?” That is a very good question. I’m old. So I do a lot of one-off project work for various clients. Oddly enough the geology end of things has led to some pick-up consulting and it has the potential to take over everything else. I’m in the contract writing phase at the moment on one larger project.
A Context to Internal Ukrainian Affairs
Ep. 34 Of all of Biden’s crimes, backing the Ukrainian government as it throws priests in jail may be the most revealing. pic.twitter.com/ZCVV4uPzs9
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) October 26, 2023
1969 – People watching an Air America C-46 dropping supplies. Site: LS-32
When you land on Mars?
(On Mars) I read a lot of geological papers on Martian Vulcanism such as they are available. There is a difference on Earth between “wet” volcanoes that were formed in subduction zones and “dry” volcanoes that were not. The ration of boron/beryllium (not the same Boron that posts on the blog) reflects the difference. So when igneous samples are taken on Mars one question that I turn to is what that ratio is. Mars doesn’t have tectonic plates and subduction as a process of formations but it does seem to have ancient volcanic hot spots that moved…a little. The question of deep subsurface water’s interaction with Martian magma won’t be fully explored until on-site human activity takes place.
More on the Martian core here.
I know you read this and say, “so what?”
I have eccentric interests.
Life on Mars? If Martian women look like Barbara Eden in her prime, sign me up. OR – (See A Princess of Mars) Martian princesses have been seen filming in the Arizona desert so, maybe I don’t have to go all the way to Mars?
Identify the guided missile
Identify the Aircraft