EVERYONE WANTS

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—or, at least, money.

“Money,” a wise man once told me, “is survival. No money … … no survival.”

I was low on LSD at the time (relax—it’s the old abbreviation for Pounds, Shillings, and Pence) and took the advice to heart. But money is just a means of converting your own time, talent, and efforts into someone else’s, no?  Oh, come on~! The products thereof!? No? (Sheesh!)

So bearing that in mind … and what has we here? (As the nasty villain giant says in the movie BFG (horrible guy, says it just before wee Sophie puts him in his place)(oops, I digress …).

Bugger, here’s your quote before I goof more further—

—oops— that wasn’t meant to happen, but sure beats me typing the quote out in full (and he’s right about them girls! Boom boom!).

MY POINT

Is that I think Mr Putin and his merry mates are perhaps just a wee bit worried about the future; especially the low man person-power available for their armed forces. Hence the semi-free money for reproducers.

And good luck to them—I watched a Dvd the other night (horrible quality from WW2 cinematography and stuff, but got the message) to the effect that Russia is not to be trifled with.

Disc was called “The Battle of Russia” — a lot of American WW2 filmage too—

—horribly dated, scratchy, and if you are of a mind you could cut out everything until just after Napoleon … but if you do that you’d lose a lot of important background.

I could be wrong, and mistaken too … but I think the Russians would really just like to be left alone to get on with it. In peace. Stalin is dead now and hopefully ol’ Marx too. Dumb idea anyway … ‘free money’ just doesn’t work as a way of life. It can’t. Here, have a few moneys on me—

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—ol’ Ben was a favourite of mine too, I’d love to collect his portraits like that …

Big G, bigger

“Me too, Argie! Collection plates are a bit pauce these days …”

 

 

 

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FREE FOR NONE

It’s that simple. Otherwise: when, where, and how would you like your next war? With, of course, its very own ‘holocaust’?

I FOLLOW A GUY

whose team does a lot of research and he freely makes a lot of his stuff freely available on the web for free.

I NOTICE

though that in his latest he pays much attention to ‘holocaust’ — a word which in earlier times was used to describe a large destructive fire. If we capitalise the word its meaning then shifts to the destruction and injury of millions of people in Europe during WW2.

SHIFT TARGET LEFT

and consider that Europe, much the same as the United States of America (and the United Kingdom and other ‘western democracies’) makes a big deal of the concept of ‘Freedom’.

Freedom (as held within another ethereal concept known widely as ‘democracy’) in these contexts maintains claims the inalienable Right Of Free Speech. Wow.

Free speech apparently means the Right of anyone/everyone anywhere within The Jurisdiction to spout anything he likes. Anything, within the ill defined bounds of (I guess) ‘human decency’. Brrrr.

IF IT EXISTED

such would be an extremely powerful Right indeed—one possibly worth fighting for, even perhaps dying for.

I like the idea. Not of fighting and dying and stuff—to me that is ‘last ditch’ negotiation—but of being able to say anything one likes so long as it can be defended with facts. Possibly leavened with opinion, but only facts can be justification.

Now to bore you further (if you got this far): I’ve never been challenged when stating this axiom, that

CONTRADICTIONS DO NOT EXIST*

 

Now consider that in Europe, if you state stuff questioning the Holy Holocaust** you can be done for it by law. One prominent UK writer has done time for doing so and I dare say he will pull his head in in future. (Perhaps he actually believed all that rubbish about ‘the pen is mightier than the sword’? You know, that, and the oft touted garbage about ‘Free Speech?’)

Remember always that just a single (among hundreds of millions) black swan is sufficient to negate the saying that “All swans are white”. So?

So—

YOU ARE EITHER FREE

OR

YOU   ARE   NOT   FREE

And a single instance of someone being locked up for speaking freely is sufficient to destroy the case for ‘Free’ Speech.

No?

Here, kitty kitty kitty ...

“Hey Argus! Cool it! Them’s my agents you’re outing … live and let live, Pal!”

 

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* Meaning that there is (and can be) no such thing as a contradiction. If you find an apparent contradiction, check out the legs the damned thing is standing on because one of them at least is false. Wrong. Incorrect. Naffed.

** The Holocaust. Capitalised, all-embracing title given to the treatment of Jewish people subject to Naziism.

THIS STINKS

pc and is every bit—though few will agree with, or even recognise my point—as bad as what it purportedly opposes:

Nazi Grandma,’ 88, Convicted of Holocaust Denial in Germany

Why?

Why would a humanist like moi cast aspersions upon the brain dead morality-deprived wannabe dogooders ani* of Germany?

AT THE RISK

of insulting such few readers as I have—

THINK ABOUT IT

—and if you can’t see any contradictions between ‘Free Speech’ and shutting people up for speaking …

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Weeelll, I have this wonderful bridge for sale—only slightly used, in Sydney Harbour. Free for removal, in fact … just stick a few bucks in my Swiss accounts and it’s all yours.

“Mr Argus, Sir?”

“Yes, Little Virginia?”

“Was that sarcasm, Sir?”

“Not this time Cutie. That was bitterness. But don’t fret—just study form, then off you go and vote.”

“… for Freedom, Truth, Justice and Free Speech, Sir?”

“You got it, Kid …”

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* It’s the plural of ‘anus’. (For you Americans it translates as ‘assholes’…)

 

OH …

REALLY?pc

This isn’t in accordance with Hollywood hype or Trump’s trumpetings—

The US Navy in the Pacific has a problem.

Not only has it lost two of its most advanced air defence destroyers to avoidable collisions at a time of intense regional tensions, there are reports its crews are on the brink of exhaustion – and revolt.

The Navy Times has revealed a catastrophic collapse of morale aboard the key guided missile cruiser USS Shiloh – one of only a handful of ships capable of engaging North Korea’s ballistic missiles.

“If we went to war I felt like we would have been killed easily and there are (people) on board who wanted it to happen so we could just get it over with,” one sailor wrote.

“It’s only a matter of time before something horrible happens,” another predicts in an anonymous survey of the Japan-based USS Shiloh’s mission preparedness.

But these are just a few words among a flurry of expressions of discontent:

“Our sailors do not trust the CO.”

The ship’s a “floating prison”.

“I just pray we never have to shoot down a missile from North Korea … because then our ineffectiveness will really show.”

Depression. Suicidal thoughts. Exhaustion. Despair.

The cause?

Micromanagement. Command dysfunction. Excessive punishments.

Some even say they had been confined to the ‘brig’ on bread and water rations for simple on-the-job mistakes.

The responses are being seen as a warning that the stressed US 7th Fleet may not be up to the task of deterring North Korea, China and Russia amid a multitude of regional stand-offs.

“Members, especially leaders, are so worn out, beat down, and overworked, that they are almost incapable of being effective,” one sailor wrote.

for source (NZH): CLICK HERE

—and doesn’t sound good at all. Is this a case of misleading disinformation, or is it for real? If true, then is it a case of ‘generation Snowflake meets Captain Bligh’ … or should the fleet be sorted out properly?

Given that one snowflake doth not a winter make I scanned a failing memory … and no, I’ve never been anything but favourably impressed with the US navy that I’ve met. So perhaps, as Hamlet mused “Something is rotten in the state of …”

PERHAPS

This is pure surmisation here— the US forces would be better served to dig up and clone the late Captain McGonagle of the USS Liberty. (Make enough clones to serve the entire executive of the US Navy.)

SO, THE QUESTION

has to be: Are we concerned here with one or two instances, or something widespread that even right now will be is the subject of frantic ‘ass covering’ activity?

I think the standard approach is to go aboard the ships concerned and over tea and bikkies ask the officers.

Or go to the bases and over tea and bikkies ask the officers.

Or go to any installation and over tea and bikkies ask the officers …

SO

do the Americans still have a navy? (Got lots of ships, though—got some very impressive aircraft carriers and rail guns and magLevs and stuff.)

They do have a few fleets … but are they fleets of Liberties, or Bedfords?

 

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If you haven’t seen it be warned, a wee bit dated now. But from the looks of things it could well be germane to the issue … (and is still a good dit*) .

“Americans,” my father used to say with sad affection, “are great people. But sadly they believe their own propaganda.”

Perhaps the NZH article is propaganda too. But it has the Ring Of Truth (ROT) that gives it credibility.

Perhaps the White House should take charge—you know, set up a few dozen unlimited Investigation Committees, dwell a decent pause and then sack a few thousand disgruntled gobs. Promote a few officers to flag rank, give the entire officer corps some medals—even strike new ones if needed—

—and get Hollywood to resurrect ‘The Sand Pebbles’ …

 

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*  I got my copy via Amazon.

TBP

Never heard of it~!

Until tonight.

Curious?

Read the quotes first, and then you’ll see why it caught my interest. After which …

 

In declassifying the most recent and largest batch of materials last June 8, the 40th anniversary of the attack, the NSA, this country’s chief U.S. electronic-intelligence-gatherer and code-breaker, acknowledged that the attack had “become the center of considerable controversy and debate.” It was not the agency’s intention, it said, “to prove or disprove any one set of conclusions, many of which can be drawn from a thorough review of this material,” available at http://www.nsa.gov/liberty .

An Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman, Mark Regev, called the attack on the Liberty “a tragic and terrible accident, a case of mistaken identity, for which Israel has officially apologized.” Israel also paid reparations of $6.7 million to the injured survivors and the families of those killed in the attack, and another $6 million for the loss of the Liberty itself.

But for those who lost their sons and husbands, neither the Israelis’ apology nor the passing of time has lessened their grief …

We can elucidate.

But wait, it gets better …

Nor, the survivors said, did they understand why the American 6th Fleet, which included the aircraft carriers America and Saratoga, patrolling 400 miles west of the Liberty, launched and then recalled at least two squadrons of Navy fighter-bombers that might have arrived in time to prevent the torpedo attack — and save 26 American lives.

They didn’t understand, but to me it’s obvious. If not obvious to you—if you still can’t see it, I have no wish to explain (but I’m sure you’ll want to buy this beautiful palace I have for sale in London—buy now and I’ll chuck in a slightly used Harbour Bridge in Sydney, at no extra cost) …

AND NOW JUST WHEN

you thought it couldn’t get any better—

Meantime, the Liberty’s survivors and their supporters, including a distinguished constellation of retired admirals and generals, have persisted in asking Congress for a full-scale formal investigation.

—the ultimate “Yeah, sure~!”.

HERE’S HOPING

you, at least, had a great Memorial Day—waved lots of flags, washed lots of Fallen Hero tombstones, and did the full bit

 

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TO READ from source:  CLICK HERE

 

 

YE GODS

buitre16  BEAM ME UP, SCOTTIE—

—and give it wings~!

It was bad enough when America, in a fit of pique, decided to rename French fries as ‘Liberty fries’. (You can’t go wrong in America if you ‘liberty’ everything) —

“Excuse me, officer—”

“… Oink? Oh … a kiwi tourist. How can I help ya, fella?”

“City Hall from here, please?”

“Simple, Bud … just go down Liberty Avenue a ways, turn right into Liberty Square, go straight across and  at Liberty Corner exit into Liberty street then  and follow Liberty Lane between Liberty Library and Joe’s Diner—”

“Joe’s Diner?”

“Yep! Sells the best goddam’ Liberty Fries on God’s Earth, Son.”

So now we know. Land of The Free, free enterprise, freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom of thought and all enterprising entrepreneurs welcome.

 

CLICK HERE

 

snowflake

… strikes again …

 

Oh God~

NOT THIS HOARY OLD

chestnut again? Already? Have some people nothing better to do than to try to embarrass their leaders, their seniors, even their beloved front-line allies?

Off you go then, and read this (I’ll wait)  …  …   CLICK HERE

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The American capacity for ‘cognitive dissonance’ surprises me even now. I think that at last, after a whole wasted lifetime spent trying, I’ve finally come up with a practical demonstration of the term. Irrefutable too …

THE WHOLE THING

about issues you’d rather were swept out of sight and mind is to simply ignore them. They may outlast you, personally, a bit—but if you are a bit player in a much vaster enterprise your ‘sacrifice’ will be well served.

WHY SHOULD THIS PARTICULAR ISSUE

be so important to me? Especially so proximate with ‘Memorial Day’? Or should that be renamed ‘Hypocrite Day’ and have done with it? (‘Pussycat Day?’)

“No man left behind” … yeah … I like that; so catchy, so … American …

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Hollywood at its best. You know—fiction, hype, fairytale propaganda to inspire the masses but scant relation to reality. No?

Hey—before you flick me away, this is the Reality, Bud—

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—ye gods, just look at that scruffy darned thing … you’d think the Yanks would at least give it a lick of paint? Bloody Captain should be damned well court-martialled~!

Don’t fret.

All you has to do is live long enough to outlast the opposition and then you gets ta write ‘history’ closer to your heart’s desire. The evil that men do lives after them, the truth is shovelled with them into their grave. And silently buried.

La Verite

“GET BACK IN YOUR HOLE, BITCH~!”

This painting is called “Truth emerging from the well” (something like that). I like to use the image often (I’m a sucker for scantily clad red heads). As for any meaning, I leave that to better minds than mine.

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