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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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.

 

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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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BREAD OR BULLETS?

capture12-1Dumb question, no?

Then try this on for size—

“…Warnings that North Korea may soon encounter its worst food shortages in decades raise three interconnected questions for the rest of the world. The first is what those other nations can do to alleviate suffering in North Korea. The second addresses the strategic dimension of assistance, or the degree to which any aid affects, or more specifically undercuts, international efforts to force North Korea to honor its international obligations and quit threatening the peace in Northeast Asia. The third concerns the morality of linking the two — the humanitarian dimension and the security problem. In an authoritarian state like North Korea, is it right to make the public suffer for decisions for which it has no input and when its government seems indifferent to the hardships that it imposes on them and which it does not share?…”

—and tell me whether it is to be believed, disbelieved, and/or or if it is American (sourced) propaganda?

THEN pc

tell me what should be done.

THEN

explain why ‘we’ should be doing anything?

I THINK

that if ‘we’ send any assistance—food, technical, educational or financial …

… it will be ungraciously impounded at the border by arrogant pugnacious thugs who will promptly exchange the labels “Supplied with lots of love and kisses by Uncle Sam” with labels reading “Supplied by your ever-loving Great Leader“. Been done before, I’ve been told (but I don’t believe it—nobody could be that monstrous)* .

The quote was sourced from Japan (CLICK HERE). The source discusses some of the options but overlooks the most important consideration of all—that sometimes folks will bite the hand that feeds them. Not good.

Meanwhile, an old maxim …

MINE ENEMY GROWS STRONGER

—old, but still a goodie.

And apparently those starving folks** can now toss a nuke from home turf right across the Pacific into mainland America. A truly interesting allocation of  ‘scarce’ resources …

 

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*  Not bloody much …

** Guns, two. Butter, nil.        ….         (A ‘win’ by default?)

SO I HAVE IT IN FOR

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Snowflakes?

YOU BET~!

In spades. With knobs on.

But, you may ask … but why?

Why would such a nice good-looking old dog have it in for the innocent—who after all are simply manipulated mindless organic automatons aimed by very clever programming?

BECAUSE

Snowflakes are the tools of powers safely behind the scenes (now you know I’m barking mad, but a little honesty clears the air) (we Conspiracy Theorists are often honest).

BUT WAIT, IT GETS EVEN

more better. The ambitious in WW2 Japan used well programmed mindless automatons too. The saddest thing for those robots was that they looked and acted just like disciplined rational people; and that’s the saddest thing about Snowflakes too (leaving out the ‘disciplined’ bit).

Kamikaze = Snowflake?

Hardly … the kamikaze at least was aware. Sort of. In their final haiku many of the pilots concerned likened themselves to falling cherry blossoms …

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—what can our sniffling Snowflakes liken themselves to? Ear muffs? Perhaps. The mind boggles—

Anyone who has followed the free-speech wars in America over recent years will know that by now, basically, nobody can speak anywhere. Especially at centres like that one-time home of free speech, Berkeley, California, you now cannot speak in public if you’re a man or a woman, if you’re gay or straight and if your skin is white or not. Now to the great list of categories of people who should not be allowed to speak in America we can add …

—is this the ‘free speech’ you fought and died for? I just love paradox: you died for their free speech right to shut down free speech … bugger, I just bit my own mouth:

 

THE WAY FOR EVIL MEN TO WIN,

IS FOR GOOD MEN TO DO NOTHING

 

I think it all depends on how you define good and evil, and where you sit in the social equations. But if you are aware—what the hell could you do about it?

Perhaps those sobbing Snowflakes have got something after all … I think that for myself I’d rather be a cherry blossom …

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GOOD ORDER, AND

NAVAL DISCIPLINE

I forget who said it but it’s as valid today as when he said it—

 

“NOTHING IS ACHIEVED WITHOUT DISCIPLINE”

 

—and methinks the wee fellow had a point. So now cast your eyes upon these sinners who didn’t obey a direct order—

“… on August 15, Command Task Force made a signal, “Cease Hostilities against Japan.” Gambia was under attack by Japanese aircraft at the time that the ceasefire was announced …. While the cease-fire signal was still flying, Spitfires were overhead engaging a Japanese aircraft. The latter dropped a bomb, which fell into the sea between HMS Indefatigable and Gambia. The enemy aircraft was shot down by the Spitfires, a part of it falling on board Gambia. No further enemy air attacks were made, but several snoopers were shot down by patrolling aircraft out of sight of the fleet, which retired to await events …”

to read more from source: CLICK HERE 

Ooooooh … naughty! We should tell on them? Dammit, they’ll upset the Snowflakes … or was it simply that ol’ survival instinct kicking in? Could shooting down an aircraft in time of peace be a war-crime?

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Don’t ask me—I’m just a dum’ dog.

And if the ship in the pic above looks a bit less than glamorous, that could be because the scruffy bucket had recently been busy.

And bear in mind: there’s no ladies in that thing.

AND they had a goodly slug of real rum issued every day, and (eeek) access to beer. Sin~!

As someone pointed out in a kiwi blog recently, sailors used to go to sea in mess-decks. Today it’s cabins. All good clean fun … I wandered through the modern HMNZS Otago not long ago and found it to be most comfy and egalitarian, with officers pitching in to ‘load ship’ and all very matey indeed. Where the ‘old’ navy used to have steel and stuff this was frilly curtains. Nice. Sweet, even.

But then, I’m ‘old navy’—

—I understand they load the guns from the other end these days?*.

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Old navy … Yank navy, not ours. How would ours have performed?**

As for the USS Liberty above—a vivid example of what can be accomplished with ‘good order and naval discipline’.

What say you, Snowflakes?

 

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*    But the bang still comes out the same place.

** Yes, it is scruffy. You’d think the skipper would have had a bit more pride …

SATORI~!

that moment of enlightenment, the breakthrough. It comes suddenly, and often when least expected.

buitre162I JUST HAD

a mini-satori.

Almost ashamed to admit in mixed company that I am a (SFX: insert a ‘Hoooooickkkkk … SPIT~!’ here please) damned Conspiracy Theorist (CT) because of their use of the term ‘reptilian’ … but first, here’s a wee image for you—

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—one that denigrates my cause rather than enhances. Fanciful? Read on …

It illustrates one of the reasons I detest being typecast. I am an individual and dislike being lumped in with the other nutters (one of the symptoms of other nuttery being their usage of the word ‘reptilian’) (see image, above).

I find it hard to believe that citizens of the planet Zork (why are they always given names like Zork?) are here with snakey visages concealed behind peel-off faces.

THEN IN A MOMENT

of Dog-given rapture I had a Satori—the entire universe went ‘CLICK!’ (or was it clunk? Squelch?) and high-school botany sprang to mind.

I WAS TAUGHT

that our human brain comprises of all sorts of lobes, synapses, sub brains and various wriggly bits. All good clean fun … and we have primarily the mammalian brain that makes us what we are (civilised? Oops) and (you’ll love this!) a more ancient ‘reptilian’ brain.

Well now.

And the reptilian brain is a lot more primitive, being unconcerned with such niceties as sharing and compassion. Apparently the reptile thinks only of self—and is totally focussed on that.

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Anyone we know?

So I can say with a clear conscience that effectively all politicians and religious leaders are Reptilians. No need for peel-off faces with snakey good looks beneath—and it all comes together nicely. Took me a long time, I must be getting old …

cerberus-2Now go look up the derivation and meaning of the word ‘persona’ … I shan’t wait. (I have a skin to shed …)