OH, REALLY?

After reading this—dodo

“What happens should nuclear war occur is a total unknown, he said.

It would almost certainly result in hundreds of thousands, if not millions of deaths, with devastation on an unprecedented scale …”

sourced:  CLICK HERE 

 

—one might ask

  • how bad were the ice ages
  • and the asteroidal impacts that created them?
  • Created? Or remediated?

Bugger … I need more coffee.

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INCONSISTENCIES—

not PC 2

—lead to misunderstandings, and

SUCH MISUNDERSTANDINGS

can lead to mistakes—which can further along the track escalate into real unpleasantness.

ONE OF THE TOOLS

to help prevent such would be to get away from ‘newspeak’ and atully apply the lingo the wai it were writ and wunce tort at shool. Skool, bugger, now im too also doing it as well…

SO WE QUESTIONS

all and dont’ except modern twists and turns which are programmed by knaves to entrap the fools innocents. try this on for size—

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—which I pulled in this morning from New Zealand’s once mighty (and definitive~!*) ‘New Zealand Herald’.

My impression is that it was sourced from overseas and accepted on faith value, and simply rerun as a filler/grabber. Could be wrong~?

It’s quite redundant that the guy who shot her is now an ‘ex’ boyfriend … but if all is accurately reported and truthful, the lassie in that snap doesn’t look overly suicidal or even worried. It doesn’t look to me as an ‘ex’ relationship.

Suicide? One could ask why someone about to die (knowingly) would be taking photographs … but that’s just the bitterness in me coming to the surface. So relaxed, too. Great actress.

BUT NOBODY CAN CLAIM

accident, can they? He shot her in the back of the head—she’d have dropped on the spot, as-is where-is … and ‘once between the eyes’?

So he flipped her over …Why? (Dumb question: so he could shoot her between the eyes, of course.) (Sheesh.) After which he nonchalantly shoved her over the edge.

ONE OF THE PENALTIES

imposed back in the days of sail for murder aboard a ship at sea was for the transgressor to be tied to the deceased and both thrown overboard whilst under way. I like it.

THE ARTICLE

concludes with the now mandatory homily, words to the effect that ‘if you have mental problems help is always at hand’. Sweet.

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So how flexible are the US ‘justice’ systems?

A court initially ruled Bunner would be tried as a youthful offender, which would have meant he could have served a maximum of just three years behind bars.”

ISN’T IT TIME THAT

we in the western world damned well stopped being ‘nice’ and bending over backwards for people who run around being anti-social? (Oubliette springs to mind …)

 

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  * But that was back in the days when they had proof readers (professional nit-pickers who questioned all and accepted nothing on simple say-so. All gone now, and the world is a sorrier place).

 

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AHA~!

fiddleYOU DON’T FOOL ME~!!

Not a bit, Mr Trump, you and the Asian guy with that other funny haircut*—

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I know what you’re up to …

BUT FIRST

WE REALLY SHOULD READ THIS

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—which as a Conspiracy Theorist (First Class, Dip Hons and stuff) myself my deviously deranged mind makes links and connections not open to mere mortals—

TO CUT TO THE CHASE

and a conclusion entirely obvious:

(a) the world is heating up, no?

(b) Trump and Wossisphace are diplomatically yelling abuse,

(c) and making untenable threats

(d) which sooner or later

(e) will lead to

(f) put up, or shut up

(g) and neither can will back down.

NUCLEAR ‘WARNING SHOTS’ smiley-boom

would become nuclear exchanges in the wink of an eye (first to take his eye off the ball loses)(big time). So, too, does the other guy but as winner he gets to feel good about it. Briefly.

NUCLEAR WARS

we are told quickly become life-changing events. Climate changing, even—and  following very quickly on the tails of a nuclear war is a ‘nuclear winter’. So?

SO COME ON

wake up and small the sulphur—

the nuclear winter cancels out the global warming

boom boom!

I knew it, I’m a genius!

Not only that but it clears away the nasty little oik with the funny haircut too. Brilliant! Okaaaaaayyyy … there may be a few collateral damages but you can’t make an egg without cracking an omelette, right?

WHY ELSE

would the nice Mr Trump be allowed to rave on in public the way he’s reported?

COULD IT BE

that in fact he is merely a simple puppet, on strings being pulled by (shock, gasp, horror) shadowy figures behind the scenes? You know, the unelected permanent governments? The guys who when the SHTF will take refuge in purpose-built hidden bunkers tucked away somewhere safe?

Don’t ask me—I’m just the local Conspiracy Nutter.

As a voter you should be doing your own sums—

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—from somewhere with a good view, preferably. Make the most of it …

 

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*   Is their unusual coiffure some kind of private badge of sub tabula brotherhood?

MYSTERY

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AND I

interpret the following image differently. How you?

BACKGROUNDER

I was tootling through a woodsy bit of trees fringing Queens Park, right alongside Queens Drive. And happened across this—

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—tucked away where it wasn’t open to casual observers.

So?

SO IT ASKED 

a lot of questions. At first and subsequent glances it looked like a child’s lunchbox, for school.

Not there long, by the look of it. A couple of days at the most … and it had been fairly demolished. Not just a casual drop and explode, impact damage falling from no height onto soft leafage; no, a wildly enthusiastic beat-up.

TO MY JAUNDICED EYE

it looked like yet another sad case of ‘bully’ damage. I think some poor wee fellow would have had to explain away a missing lunch box (and raging appetite) to his loving Mum when he got home after school that night.

Loving?

Yes … look at the contents of that trampled lunchbox. Nicely wrapped roll, quality box—I imagine that if there were any choccies or candy it went the way of all loot before the box got jumped on.

Then again, my jaundiced eye could be wrong—

Hydra

—but the ubiquitous eternal Hydra still has many faces.

 

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AND NOW

A ‘POST SCRIPT’ FOR SCOTTIE

(see ‘comments’ … )

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—the two nearest schools are at top of park.

The demolished lunch box was in the trees (close to King Street) which are more concealy than they might look. Not that anyone driving past along Queens Drive would look anyway … as zoomed in below:

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—position of indicator thingy only approximate. Good luck, Detective Scottie~!

Much of the park is golfing course—an awareness of possible flak is a requirement when crossing the scare-ways; and many a time I’ve been rabbiting about amongst the shrubbery looking for mushies and things when balls have clattered through the greenery overhead. (What guys lack in marksmanship they make up for with uninhibited enthusiasm …)

dodo

 

 

 

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE

ELEMENTAL

Life’s too brief to sit around here in deep meaningless discussions—let’s get to the core~!

‘Elemental’ … defined by my onboard dictionary as “a supernatural entity or force thought to be physically manifested by occult means” … wow. And brrrrr.

So I toddled to the graveyard in Winton. For whatever reason folks seem to think that yer basic elemental has nothing better to do all day (or night) than hang around graveyards. If they’re right, where better to shoot one?

SADLY

all I scored were shots like these—

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—embodying the clichés of generations of photography (but is that atmosphere, or what?) (Boom boom!)

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And along those lines whilst not having any skulls handy but wanting a wee bit of colour, I got the above. (You’ll just have to imagine your own skulls and stick ’em where appropriate.)

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An unmarked grave. Nary name nor epitaph to be seen nowhere. It made me think about another such in New Zealand, dating back to colonial days when some transient transient died quite anonymously and the townsfolk buried him under the impromptu legend—

 

“Somebody’s darling lies here”

 

—which I thought both original and rather sweet. (Google it if you will, I’m sure there’s entries, possibly even imagery too.) Now, a brief commercial break:

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WHILE IN THE REAL WORLD

sans spooks and/or ghosties I snapped this some time ago but I’m sure it contains elements that will appear to the observers of human nature among us—

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—and water being one of the original four elements makes this shot legal for the Challenge

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—whereas others like to mix elements of Reality with Fantasy—

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Now, if you got this far you deserve a break. Hot coffee? Great idea~!

 

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I FORGET WHERE

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I READ IT …

A quote from an RN submariner —

“…and there I was, Kirov square in my sights … with sonar that ensonifies the entire ocean but never tells its operators a thing!” etc etc.

So?

SO READ ON, AND

make your own connections.

The Brits have just taken delivery of their lovely new aircraft carrier. Two such when the dust and feathers have settled. I’m quite impressed.

BUT

being in no position to form judgement I’m still allowed unfounded ‘gut feeling’ feelings of misgivings.

POSSIBLY GERMANE

I seem to recall that on two different occasions Chinese submarines popped up unexpectedly in the middle of US carrier fleets. Possibly a variation on the old “Oops, I think I’m a bit lost, can you show me where I am on the map, please?”

I ALSO READ

that the Yanks borrowed a Swedish submarine with crew for some exercises and the (Gotland class?) submarine made a mockery of their defences—


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I looked it up and will re-read the article. (Could even be tail-tweaking by some prankish blogger.)

Pretty little thing.

Cute—

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—but enough admiring, let’s move to my point:

Floating airfields are all very well and good for projecting power against some inoffensive little oik who can’t fight back. Vietcong chappies shivering under trees being pounded by naval Phantoms dropping napalm all over them … ideal, no?

BUT WHAT IF

the oik has Gotlands or something comparable, in the right place at the right time?

Ouch.

I’M NO BEAN COUNTER

but I imagine that one could get half a dozen subs for the cost of one seagoing metropolis.

But there is a drawback—a lovely big freshly washed and brushed super-carrier coming in shows an awesome amount of flag compared to any number of submerged submarines ‘out there somewhere‘.

BETTER MINDS THAN MINE

rightly or wrongly voted ‘big and visible is better’.

Hence the new QE—

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I GUESS

that one day we may get to find out. I hope not.

Personally I’d vote submarine—but then, I don’t have to live in the blasted things …

 

 

… although living in the other things could get a bit unpleasant too. Bugger, it’s a tough call.

But I still vote submarine … unless, of course, you actually can protect your investment in many acres of steel.

 

dodo

 

STILL THIS IS

ONE OF THE MOST

poignant of images I’ve ever seen—

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—make of it what you will. Don’t just glance at it and flick on—take time to look at it.

Sadly I can’t credit the source, I didn’t note it at the time.

But it grabs … no, wrong word … it eviscerates.

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