I don’t have a degree—but I recognise hubris when I see it—

“… I think it’s understandable that people who don’t believe in God or who have a theism based on some false religion or false teaching, don’t value holiness …” 

sourced:   CLICKETH HERE

—and this wee lassie stars in droves. Beautifully put, and classy too. (I have no idea what she means by ‘holiness’ but it sounds nice.)

As for that bit about a theism based on false stuff; wow! As in







(bilingual pun and not very good—I nearly got creamed by a blasted Southland driver this afternoon and am still swearing. Thank heavens for reflexes. Spouse wasn’t impressed but that’s the gentle-gender for you …) (speaking of which—)

aroow, down, smart

35 Servicewomen Evacuated From Royal Navy Ships Due to Pregnancy

Aug 02, 2019 04:14 pm 

The figures are only related to those pregnant servicewomen who were evacuated by UK Defence Ministry flights, with female sailors who had to return home on their own not recorded. At least 35 sailors have been airlifted from Royal Navy ships since 2005 after discovering they were pregnant, according to freedom of information documents obtained by the Daily Star. The documents revealed that the servicewomen were “medically evacuated” from operational duty after becoming pregnant and that about 18 warships were involved.

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Some of the pregnant sailors were specifically airlifted from the state-of-the-art destroyer HMS DUNCAN, which arrived en route to the Persian Gulf, and the HMS OCEAN. All the servicewomen reportedly became pregnant when on duty or “unknowingly conceived onshore,” the documents claimed. The Daily Star cited an unnamed defence source as admitting that “relationships do occur” and that “providing the intimate side takes place onshore it isn’t usually a problem”. “But if a couple is found to be having a physical relationship while at sea they will probably both be disciplined and removed from

the ship,” the source added They also pointed out that “the welfare of our personnel is of the utmost importance,” and that “to suggest personnel become pregnant while serving on an operation is pure speculation.” The source was referring to the fact that crews of all Royal Navy ships are obliged to stick to a tough no-touching rule which even pertains to married couples serving on the same vessels.

Source: Sputnik


As a grumpy old seadog who saw the beginnings of the transition from war-ready to frills … I right at the beginning suggested that if we had to have ladies afloat surely the decent thing to do would be to give ’em ships of their very own? Perhaps it is different these days; my suggestion that a degree of healthy competition could be engendered if they had ships of their own wasn’t well received either.

After I’d left the service I got chatting with a crusty old army warrant officer who told me (without my leading the witness) that “Wimmin are good for up to four days in the field … after that they turn to shit”. (Note: his words, not mine.)


I am a product of

  • my time, environment, heredity; and
  • my self

But I still hold about the separate ships.


that a lady can be just as ferocious as a man—you know, Boadicea, Amazons; ladies ladling out the hot oil from atop their castles under siege whilst the Old Man is away gallivanting about the Holy Lands—

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Russian lady sniper WW2

—but on warships?

(SFX: cue theme here, please …)

images(… make it good~!)

(oh … thanks. I owe ya!)




The Satanic Temple

has seven fundamental tenets: down finger

  1. One should strive to act with compassion and empathy towards all creatures in accordance with reason.
  2. The struggle for justice is an ongoing and necessary pursuit that should prevail over laws and institutions.
  3. One’s body is inviolable, subject to one’s own will alone.
  4. The freedoms of others should be respected, including the freedom to offend. To willfully and unjustly encroach upon the freedoms of another is to forgo your own.
  5. Beliefs should conform to our best scientific understanding of the world. We should take care never to distort scientific facts to fit our beliefs.
  6. People are fallible. If we make a mistake, we should do our best to rectify it and resolve any harm that may have been caused.
  7. Every tenet is a guiding principle designed to inspire nobility in action and thought. The spirit of compassion, wisdom, and justice should always prevail over the written or spoken word.[20]


Despite the rather appealing name I could almost go to bat for a bunch like this. Really. Even if the average punter these days has to look up words like ‘nobility’ and (horrors!) … thought. (And demonstrates fallibility by being unable to spel, even in a good cause.)


So there’s hope yet, Argie?







Your Quote Of The Day—

“I was a climate scientist in a climate-denying administration – and it cost me my job …”

to read from source:   CLICK HERE


that was as far as I got. It is just too precious, sufficient unto the day is the glory hereof. Especially glory in unintended brilliant humour satire.

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Make of it wot we will


(wait for it~!)


Screen Shot 2019-06-09 at 18.10.05 I’m a Leo.

Whenever I read the guff about us Leos I get a swollen head and mutter modest things like “Awwww, shucks” and stuff. You know how it is (you would if you were a Leo).

Then tonight something led me back to the Chinese Zodiac, wherein I vaguely remember that I’m a Dog. (It suits; but what exactly is a Zodiacal Dog, hmmm?). So  below please find:




Loyal, keen, creative, patient

Most Dog people are born theoreticians which mean that they seldom apply the theory into practice throughout daily life. Although they have wonderful ideas and good proposals, they lack practical experience. Consequently if they can meet a nice and intelligent leader, they can make full use of their advantages. They are loyal to their jobs and no matter how many troubles they meet, most of them won’t give up easily. They can always complete work tasks within the required time. Bosses can trust them and give them vital work to do. Thus generally speaking, they can get promotions and have stable incomes in early and middle ages.

 Best Jobs for Dog

Chinese zodiac Dog characteristics are honest, cheerful, candid and right-minded, so they can find satisfying jobs easily. During work, they prefer to solve problems in a simple and efficient way. They like doing competitive work because their outstanding abilities need to be aroused by difficulties.

Suitable Jobs: doctor, teacher, lawyer, writer, politician, judge, accountant, civil servant, programmer, or philosopher …

If I had but one half of a mere fraction of a chance for a replay I’d opt for Philosopher. Boom boom!

Given that the guff describes me much better than I’d ever describe myself (modesty is our major fault, dammit) I’ll just have to run with it …

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hmmmm? Go read your stars as objectively as you can … and confess, do they actually fit? Can you bend ’em to fit?

Don’t fret—I’m still searching a meaning for that “allegiant” … perhaps us Dogs are a bit illiterate, and they tactfully left it out~?




A humble salute to someone whose works I’d often seen and enjoyed without ever pondering the source—

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—I admire those who pop the bubbles of the self-aggrandising and pompous whilst duly crediting those who earn the credit. This world is an emptier place for him having left it.

(Image above hijacke  borrowed with thanks from CLICK HERE and thanks also to GP for bringing the works once more to the fore.)

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For no reason other than my sense of humour is a bit out of date in today’s world, let’s open with a sample, but first—




AND EVEN (in places): HUMORist


can o' worms

down there

“Help, help~!”

“Yes, Miss?”

“Help! I’ve been raped!”

“Oh … er, you don’t loo—   um …  how do you know … brrrr; okay, what makes you think you’ve been raped?”

“Dammit! His cheque bounced!”

And now flash forward to a current affairs news item, from which I quote:

which include sexual penetration of a child under 16 — 


How could he?

But wait, it gets better—

He suggested (insert Number 1 from the below list here) should get a slap on the wrist because his sex crimes against two boys lasted “less than six minutes”, there was “no ejaculation” and “no use of any implement”.



This must indeed be some kind of rabid sex maniac monster—!

But as in these days of infinite PC and Compassion and Forgiveness and Open Licence we are not allowed to form opinions, so please ignore anything I have ever said or may ever say that could possibly be construed in any way manner shape or form as any form of ‘ist’ or ‘ism’ or opinion. I do not sit in judgement on any person alive, dead, or undecided no matter who they are, what they are, where they are, what they may be and practise in private or otherwise, and/or to whom they do it with or to so long as it is socially acceptable in a world rapidly shedding any values of value.

Oh, yes … your List—(silly me, nearly forgot)

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Item Number 1:  “the Vatican’s third most senior catholic”

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And before I forget, your quote—

He suggested the Vatican’s third most senior catholic should get a slap on the wrist because his sex crimes against two boys lasted “less than six minutes”, there was “no ejaculation” and “no use of any implement”.


Make of it what you will. (Jesus will forgive him though, regardless of who else won’t—sadly for Big J and His Daddy it’s written in their Terms of Reference:  they have to forgive.)


Time for bed so I’ll leave you with this thought—

—and the whole movie is well worth the effort.

(CLUE:  Birds aside, I looooove the ending!)


“No! God won’t like it … … got any little boys?”