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Hmmmm…open 2024

by coldwarrior ( 140 Comments › )
Filed under Open thread at March 27th, 2024 - 12:56 am

the last post had a vid of The Fields of Athenry…they sing of a free bird…

free bird…





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  1. coldwarrior
    1 | March 27, 2024 12:57 am

    -i couldn’t help it-

    raises lighter////

  2. coldwarrior
    2 | March 27, 2024 12:59 am

    yin know yinz want to play this at top volume.

    admit it

  3. coldwarrior
    3 | March 27, 2024 1:19 am

    southern rock fun…how many times have i seen the allman bros…8. thank GOD

    how many times have i seen molly matchet…12 (once in a bar in berlin!!!) got boozed with them the last few times up north at conneaut, hard working guys. grateful dead…43 times…phish…8 times.

    most over the top show? molly hatchet in a bar that seats 500 in berlin, the loudest thing ever. more over the top than jane’s addiction or any punk show i was ever at.


    it looked like that but wow…LOUD

  4. coldwarrior
    4 | March 27, 2024 1:25 am

    coldwarrior wrote:

    most over the top show? molly hatchet in a bar that seats 500 in berlin,

    i still cant figure out why.

    they had to lose money on that one.

    i think my spleen is still bruise from it tho

  5. coldwarrior
    5 | March 27, 2024 1:26 am

    and for that spud on the other coast.

    songs of home

  6. coldwarrior
    6 | March 27, 2024 1:39 am

    what blew my mind was at the german/american fest in Berlin…

    Charlie Daniels. but now i get it. he was yuge on the uso tour thing. but he played for hours, some great bluegrass stuff early in the sets. acoustic. talented band too.

  7. rain of lead
    7 | March 27, 2024 7:56 am

    hey buddy

    here is some bluegrass metal

    THE NATIVE HOWL – Mercy ft. Lzzy Hale

  8. rightymouse
    9 | March 27, 2024 12:24 pm

    Interesting capture of the ship’s loss of power several times before hitting the bridge in Maryland.

  9. 10 | March 27, 2024 3:29 pm

    @ rightymouse:
    That one shows the essence, seems obvious that the the ship had mechanical / eletrical problems. Other wing flappers on Xwitter are pointing at electric arc flashes from cables being ripped apart at the top of the bridge as “proof” that there was a planned demolition going on.
    Lara Logan posted a long screed at 10:28am screeching about sabotage. Within hours her Xweet was tagged with a community note that essentially said she was full of shit.
    Maria Bartiromo linked the accident to open borders.

    …and on and on and on.

  10. 11 | March 27, 2024 4:03 pm

    @ Bunk Five Hawks X:
    POTatUS said he remembers that bridge very well as he crossed it many times on a commuter train…

  11. Possum
    12 | March 27, 2024 4:13 pm

    @ Bunk Five Hawks X:
    I checked the NTSB report that was released and they said

    ” A ship crashed into a bridge. ”

    They are the experts, and they release a preliminary report or news release usually within 24 hours of an incident.

    What happens then a year or so later is they release a full report. That is usually hundreds of pages and reads like a Hollywood script for a disaster movie.

    As in what the involved people were doing for a week prior to the accident, who they were bonking, what they had for breakfast, what the tyre pressures were on the car they drove to work in.

    The final NTSB report will be a full, comprehensive and accurate report of how this happened and the cause and recommendations as to prevent it happening again. I will trust the NTSB totally.

    Unless there is a government cover up……….

  12. 13 | March 27, 2024 4:18 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    yin know yinz want to play this at top volume.

    admit it

    I don’t want to play it at all – it’s one of the most obnoxious overrated and overplayed rock anthems I can think of. 😀
    Frank Zappa referred to this style of guitar solo as 6-string masturbation, where the soloist whips the crowd into a frenzy by climbing up the scale until he throws his head back in a climax of ecstasy.
    He named it “wheedly wheedly wheedly SPOO.”

  13. Possum
    14 | March 27, 2024 4:23 pm

    @ rightymouse:
    Nah, the bright shiny lights on the side of the ship were just the lights they use when working on the deck. Not an indicator that the ship lost all power. The navigation lights were still on.

    I am waiting for the NTSB final report.

  14. 15 | March 27, 2024 4:30 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    and for that spud on the other coast.

    songs of home

    Straight Outta the Spudfryer!
    Does Akron still smell like burnt rubber?

  15. 16 | March 27, 2024 4:34 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    Charlie Daniels. but now i get it. he was yuge on the uso tour thing. but he played for hours, some great bluegrass stuff early in the sets. acoustic. talented band too.

    Excellent concert band, great songs, with the exception of Devil Went Down To Georgia. The radio programmers loved it, seems like they played it every hour.

  16. Aussie Infidel
    17 | March 27, 2024 6:51 pm


    Typically the fingers of the Military Industrial Complex are yet again and typically ‘muddying’ the waters and as it always is it is all about the Corporate Power and the $$$$$$s.

    There has been an operational location deception drone flying successfully for the past 45 years BUT and it’s a big BUT this drone was NOT manufactured by a US Corporation and therefore is refused to be recognised officially as real. Not that the USN didn’t quietly equip a few USN destroyers with this technology years ago.

    It’s called the NULKA system and works very well indeed, but suffers grievously for being owned and manufactured by an Australian company, for multiple navies around the world, and NOT part of the US Military Industrial Complex.

    Same thing happened about a decade ago when RocketLabs invented, manufactured independently, established independent launch facilities and designed the satellite systems used all in-house. DARPA took freight, as did IAI’s (Israeli Aerospace Industries) chief rocket engineer, who accompanied me when she visited RocketLabs facilities in Auckland. At that stage I was representing IAI and IMI in NZ and we had been attempting to market anti-ship missiles to the Royal NZ Navy. The lady was in shock from what she saw what RocketLabs had produced, from a bunch of guys and gals numbering just 28 employees. At that time RocketLabs had built sounding rockets mainly for University research in Europe and the US. Aeotea I and II.
    The IAI head of rocket engineering attempted to market an Israeli Stage One booster to RocketLabs but the CEO Peter Beck (aged at that time just 28 years) just smiled and said thanks but no thanks. Little did I know that Pete and his crew at RocketLabs NZ had already manufactured their Electron orbital capable launch system and were about to test.

    The research that sprang from the 28 crew at RocketLabs NZ was revolutionary to say the least. They could manufacture an engine in a week using additive tech and could spin out a carbon fibre rocket body in a few days. The guys manufacturing the rocket bodies had been poached from the world class techs in New Zealand’s racing yacht manufacturing cohort. Their engine ‘test ‘range was in the cellar of a modern commercial building in Parnell, a leafy suburb in an inner city suburban street. They rented the cellar and two floors of research labs in a building surrounded by houses and a railway track in a suburb.

    DARPA and the US Navy soon appeared on the scene and the rest is history as they say. Needless to say the US Military Industrial Complex INSISTED that the US take over the company …. or you guys will never work on this planet again! RocketLabs USA popped up fully formed with RocketLabs NZ now a 49% owner and Peter Beck a 10% holder of stock. Over the years RocketLabs has maintained its R&D in Auckland and rather than launching from the Mercury Bay Islands just east of Auckland where a couple of friendly Kiwi entrepreneurs allowed launches from their island. RocketLabs built a bespoke launch range at Mahia on the eastern tip of the North Island, now a dual launch site with Mission control in a huge R&D facility in Mt. Wellington in Auckland where the Electron systems were initially built before the engine manufacture was moved to California and a second Range built off the Virginia coast in the US.

    RocketLabs USA using NZ based R&D is now about to launch their medium weight ‘man-capable’ launch system the Neutron rocket in 2025. The dual Kiwi Mahia launch site is being heavily used but the Mt Wellington R&D site has moved away from launch R&D and into high spec satellite development. Headcount at RocketLabs is just under 1,000 in NZ at Mt. Wellington and the Mahia sites and multiple thousands in California and Virginia USA.

    My point was that DARPA and the USN demanded and strong armed RocketLabs NZ into getting taken over by US interests …. ‘or you will never work on this planet again’. The US Military Industrial Complex writ large!

    Currently RocketLabs USA (nz) has launched a NASA probe, designed and built in NZ to a Lagrange point between Earth and Moon where a manned facility is being planned for as a ‘way station’ between Earth and Moon, surveyed landing sites for missions to the Moon’s South pole where water ice has been identified , and has a Venus orbital mapping visit later this year, as well as the regular orbital Electron launched into LEO orbits.

    Point is that the proven NULKA Aussie system was never allowed to win a contract to supply to the US government … except a few undercover purchases for a few USN destroyers…. because you can’t win when playing with the US Military Industrial Complex. Just as RocketLabs found out too!

  17. Aussie Infidel
    18 | March 27, 2024 6:59 pm

    I guarantee the the Lockheed LEED system will match the NULKA system by strapping more endurance tanks on and Lockheed will then charge the USN TEN times as much as an off the shelf NULKA that has decades of R&D behind it.
    Talk about the US Military Industrial Complex ripping off the US capability spectrum with more gold plated toilet seats!



  18. 19 | March 27, 2024 8:22 pm

    There is rioting in Alice Springs, Australia.

    “Mattresses and cars were set alight as 150 people stormed the streets of Alice Springs in a shocking riot that has sparked calls for military intervention,” per News dot com dot AU.

    The violence erupted following a funeral for an 18-year-old who lost his life in a traffic accident. He was one of nine “youths” joyriding in a stolen truck when it rolled over, crushing him.

    The rest of them fled when cops showed up and now the families of the “youths” involved are feuding.

  19. Aussie Infidel
    20 | March 27, 2024 10:10 pm

    Bunk Five Hawks X wrote:

    There is rioting in Alice Springs, Australia.

    Because the Northern Territory’s Chief Officer (NT is NOT a State as such but an administrated territory run by a Chief Officer under Federal Administration.) The Territory is out of control with very high aborigine youth crime and weak ‘progressive’ administration. Think California crime stats on steroids with uneducated children and youth, who have been molested by family members, and criminal family members indulging in communal crime mostly against other aborigine families and the general public.

    All of the suppressed tribal evil that was endemic within aborigine society up until the 1920s when it was mitigated by mission schools and hospitals has been building up a head of steam over the past 60 years and is now exploding especially in isolated large towns like Alice Springs. Drugs, alcoholism, with the total breakdown in aborigine families has erupted in criminal lawbreaking.

    Many pre-colonial superstitions and tribal pay-back cults that included tribal cannibalism, by fellow family members against children under 4 years of age. Black-demonology and cultic practices (women’s knowledge) by black women who kept child numbers down by forceable interventions. Cultic ‘Bone Pointing’ poisonings, retribution pay-back spearing, tribalistic theft, and the like, were pretty well controlled by the late 1920s, but it seems to have been building up a head of steam since the 1960s and is now being manifest in the NT. The Marxists also are appearing to be making their moves with aborigine groups and seem to be radicalising isolated aborigine communities.

  20. Aussie Infidel
    21 | March 27, 2024 10:24 pm

    @ Bunk Five Hawks X:
    Opposition, Shadow Indigenous Affairs minister Jacinta Price, who is a VERY smart and feisty aboriginal woman is calling for Prime Minister Albanese’s political head, for allowing this state of affairs to reach boiling point. Albanese is the equivalent of Biden without the dementia but wedded to corruption and endemic stupidity and is controlled by the Hard Left factions of the Labor government.

    Jacinda Price is a future conservative Prime Minister in waiting, and when her time comes will be Australia’s first indigenous Prime Minister. Can’t happen soon enough, as the opposition coalition parties are run by the US equivalent of RINOs.



  21. Aussie Infidel
    22 | March 27, 2024 10:44 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    And just when you think it can’t get any worse and with Good Friday about to break out.

    Remember that this sort of stuff is waiting in the wings when all else looks lost …

    Turn up the sound close your eyes and let it envelop you.



  22. Aussie Infidel
    23 | March 27, 2024 10:58 pm

    I was visiting Sydney many moons ago and decided to pay a visit to Saint Mary’s Cathedral next to Hyde Park in downtown Sydney for 1000 High Mass. Cardinal George Pell was saying mass and the cathedral was packed to the rafters. There was even about 50 Muslims seated in a few pews near the front. The Sydney Symphony orchestra was also there as were a LOT of choristers.

    After the Canon of the Mass was over the Hallelujah Chorus ERUPTED and everyone as is traditional stood up in the pews. St Mary’s was swamped in this most wonderful piece of music and angelic voices. I thought that the visiting Muslims looked as if they were about to pee their pants!


    Quite magnificent!

  23. 24 | March 28, 2024 1:10 am

    @ Aussie Infidel:
    And that was what I was hoping for -The Inside Scoop. Thanks.

  24. 25 | March 28, 2024 1:20 am

    SABO strikes again, this time in Denver.

    Desperate people will do dehumanizing things to provide for their families.

    I’m hearing that migrant men who congregate at the local Home Depot parking lots are no longer just begging for day labor, they are now prostituting their wives, daughters and girlfriends.

    SABO dropped a truth bomb (with tamper-resistant bolts!) and somehow HE’S the bad guy.
    More photos at SABO’s site:

  25. eaglesoars
    26 | March 28, 2024 5:20 am

    rain of lead wrote:

    well that sucks

    gee that’s too bad


  26. eaglesoars
    27 | March 28, 2024 5:27 am

    Well. I hate to break up stomp down music thread but thought yinz might like this anyway. Hubby raved. Creamy strawberry salad dressing

    How to make Creamy Strawberry Salad Dressing Recipe
    Ingredients for Creamy Strawberry Salad Dressing
    1 cup fresh strawberries

    2 tablespoons raspberry vinegar

    2 tablespoons brown sugar

    1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

    1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

    Instructions for making Recipe for Strawberry Salad Dressing
    Place strawberries, vinegar, brown sugar, olive oil and lemon juice in a blender until smooth. Use immediately, or store in a Mason jar in the refrigerator.

  27. eaglesoars
    28 | March 28, 2024 5:34 am

    Reason 2690 why we hightailed it from Northern VA

    Shoplifting up 40% assaults up 14% auto theft ups 9.6% yada yada.

  28. eaglesoars
    29 | March 28, 2024 5:49 am

    @ eaglesoars:

    source article

    New 2023 crime data shows rise in violent crime rate in Fairfax County, Virginia

  29. Possum
    30 | March 28, 2024 6:30 am

    I love watching all these experts on Xitter talking about engine fails and loss of electricity.

    The big engine that makes BoatyMcBoatface go forwards and backwards does not generate any electricity at all.

    That is not its job.

  30. eaglesoars
    31 | March 28, 2024 9:39 am


    Just re-watched
    @iheartmindy’s investigation about the 2017 Las Vegas Shooting, and I can’t believe we allowed the feds to dupe us to the extent that they did.

    There was without a doubt multiple shooters and a glaringly obvious cover-up.

    Even today, why aren’t we demanding a proper investigation?

  31. coldwarrior
    32 | March 28, 2024 9:51 am

    @ eaglesoars:
    Mrs coldwarrior makes something very similar. I hate strawberries tho.

  32. coldwarrior
    33 | March 28, 2024 9:52 am

    @ Possum:
    They are talking about dirty fuel…bunker fuel is already barely refined…how much dirtier can it get?

  33. coldwarrior
    34 | March 28, 2024 10:00 am

    Something to keep an eye on

  34. 35 | March 28, 2024 12:53 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    I was afraid going 100% pro life would hurt the party at the ballot box.

    IVF is an even more extreme hill to die on.

  35. eaglesoars
    36 | March 28, 2024 12:53 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    I hate strawberries tho.


  36. coldwarrior
    37 | March 28, 2024 1:30 pm

    @ right_wing2:
    Yeah, anti-ivf is a losing issue.

  37. coldwarrior
    38 | March 28, 2024 2:00 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    coldwarrior wrote:

    I hate strawberries tho.


    Yep. Hate em.

  38. Aussie Infidel
    39 | March 28, 2024 7:09 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    eaglesoars wrote:

    coldwarrior wrote:

    I hate strawberries tho.


    Yep. Hate em.

    HATE strawberries? NOOOOOO!

    You poor twisted bloke mate!



  39. lobo91
    40 | March 28, 2024 9:40 pm

    I found Sammy! He was hanging out with Daryl Hall:

  40. eaglesoars
    41 | March 28, 2024 10:39 pm

    The best post I have seen on the Dali mishap

    Enough with the conspiracy theories please!
    I own and operate an 85′ research vessel and have had a maritime masters license for over 20 years. I worked the Columbia River for 13 years as a towing and salvage operator and my current company doing research charters for 10 years.
    Here is what I see in the video footage and my educated guesses as to what happened.
    The ship departed its berth and turned 180 degrees to head out toward the FSK bridge and to sea. The tide was just at the end of the ebb and most likely there was still some water movement out on the falling tide which was near 0.2 feet above MLLW (tidal measurement standard), the lowest tide of the day.
    Some things about large ships that pertain to this discussion.
    The pilot is an invited guest on the ship to assist the master and helmsman navigate a waterway they are not as familiar with. The pilot is an expert in the local waterway, he knows the water depths, buoy characteristics, such as sound signals, colors of the mark and the lights, the flashing patterns, he knows the proper courses to steer to stay in the channels, the bridge clearances, the tide heights and currents, radio channels to monitor and probably the names of the tug operators and mails birthday cards to their kids. The pilots are intimate with their operating area.
    The master of the vessel is the king, but in nearly all cases he defers to the pilot but legally he is in charge. The helmsman actually controls the vessel and does what he is told by the pilot, the master can override the pilots suggestions, but that would be extremely rare. The master should know the vessel, like the pilot knows the area and the ships chief engineer should know all the mechanical aspects of the ships systems. I believe the root cause of this accident will lie with the engineer when all the pieces land.
    The helmsman steers the ship, he has a course readout right in front of him and a steering lever or wheel to control the rudder. He also has a readout of the rudder angle, from 30 degrees port to 0 in the middle to 30 degrees starboard. The pilot may say, turn right to course 180 degrees and the helmsman will adjust the rudder to starboard some number of degrees of deflection (based on how fast he wants the ship to turn and how much of a change the next course line is) and hold it until the heading reads 180 and just before it reaches 180 he will apply counter rudder to stop the swing of the bow on the 180 mark.
    The helmsman will continuously adjust the rudder slightly left or right to keep the ship on the proper heading. The rudder is rarely right smack on zero. There are many things affecting the movement of the ship, current, wind, bottom contour and ground suction effect plus the movement of the rudder and thrust of the prop. All these things add up and cause the helmsman to correct for these effects constantly.
    From watching the video and reading the reports I have come to these conclusions.
    The ship lost electrical power from a fault that we do not yet know. It came back on at one point, but then failed again.
    The ship did not lose propulsion, the engine continued to run, but perhaps the helm lost control of shift and throttle for a time.
    The helmsman had a slight right rudder input when the ship lost electrical power, the rudder is now stuck at this angle, perhaps only a half degree of right rudder, but enough that if not swung back, would cause a continuous slight turn to starboard. Now, if not corrected, the pilot sees that the ship is going to impact the bridge. The master calls engineering and requests backup generator, the engineer spools up the backup genset. These generators are huge, ~5,000 Horsepower and they take some effort and time to start up. A semi truck might be 300-800 HP, in comparison. They would barely fit in your living room, this is not like starting your lawn mower or honda car.
    The engineer gets the backup gen started and then switches the breaker, which faults out like the main did. I suspect the faults are electrical, and the main breaker is tripping.
    These ships are all fly by wire and the tech is generally fault free and there are regulations and standards that equipment manufactures have to adhere to. Companies like ZF make the hardware that connect controls at the helm to the engines and transmissions and Sperry make the steering controls and actuators. There are others, of course. I have ZF Clear Command controls in my vessel and they have been flawless for 20 years. My steering controls are by Furuno as is my autopilot. These units all require power, my system is 120 volt with 12/24 volt failover if my generator quits, but the steering pump requires a generator to be running to have the hydraulic power needed to move the rudder. The rudder on my 85′ vessel will barely fit in a pickup truck bed. The one on the Dali is as big as a house. Hydraulics are required to move these rudders and the hydraulics require an engine running.
    Back aboard the ship, the pilot sees that the ship is slowly turning toward the bridge and without rudder control he has no way to stop that swing. The Dali is equipped with a bow thruster, but is only useful to swing the ship at rest, or a very low speeds. The Dali is moving at about 8 knots, or 9mph. The bow thruster is ineffective at that speed and may also be driven by the same generator that is faulted.
    The only control at hand is engine controls and the pilot would order full reverse, which result is the thick black plume of smoke seen in the video.
    The ship is already headed for a allusion with the bridge, but the goal with reverse is to reduce the energy of the impact. The ship is carrying an incredible amount of kinetic energy, the mass is well over 100,000 Tons and velocity at 8knots so using 1/2mxVsquared I estimate 768 Million Joules of kinetic energy on a collision course with that bridge.
    Ships propellers are nearly all right hand turning. Take a look at a ships propeller, the have tilted blades that shove water aft as they rotate. There is also a component of that thrust to the side which drives a ship stern to the right as the prop turns clockwise looking at it from behind, but in forward motion the rudder redirects some of this thrust to compensate for the paddle wheel effect or “prop walk”. In reverse, with the prop turning counterclockwise the thrust is sent forward and there is no rudder to redirect some of that thrust to compensate for prop walk, so when a ship is shifted to reverse, the stern of the vessel is “walked” to port, this also pivots the bow to starboard, and in the case of the Dali turned the ship even more to starboard guaranteeing an allusion with the bridge support. It was the correct decision, but too little and too late to stop the ship with all of that kinetic energy and the engine having 55,000 HP, could not stop the ship in the space available. The physics of ship handling are well known and this is an unfortunate result. The Dali has a large fixed pitch right hand turning propeller, coupled to a Hyundai built MAN diesel engine of ~55,000 horsepower.
    When the ship hit the bridge, the result was expected and spectacular, there is no bridge in the world that could withstand that impact on its support. Bridges are designed with just enough material to carry their own weight, plus the maximum possible weight of the vehicles on them in the worst possible scenario plus a safety margin and horizontal strength to withstand wind. They are not designed to take a side impact of 768 megajoules.
    There are reports that the ship dropped anchors in an attempt to stop the ship. I doubt this was actually done. They would not be effective. A ships anchor weighs in at about 5000 lbs and is connected to the ship by 2″ diameter stud link steel chain. If an anchor would have “caught”, the chain would have snapped like thread or the windless braking system would have exploded. If the anchor(s) (there are two) were in fact deployed, they probably would have just skipped across the sandy bottom and done nothing. If anyone would have told me to run forward and drop anchors, I would have quit on the spot. Imagine running 300+ yards forward, then trying to drop an anchor which usually takes some time, having that anchor chain whipping from the chain locker through the winch/braking system at 4 meter/second and then trying to apply a brake to slow down a ship. That would be a good way to suicide from shrapnel. I have seen a pic of the bow of the ship with an anchor chain running straight down from the hausepipe, if that would have been deployed while the ship was still moving forward, the chain would be seen running back along the hull, not straight down. I think that anchor was dropped to keep the ship in place after the alusion. I could be wrong on that.
    So that is my analysis of this accident, you may have another, this one is mine. I do not intend to argue with those that have conspiracy theories or think that this was deliberate in any way. Feel free to ask questions or for clarifications but insisting thinking this was intentional in any way is off topic as far as i am concerned.
    Captain Ron M
    USCG Master 200T Oceans

    The photo here is NOT the Dali, it just shows the approximate size and shape of a large ship propeller. Photo courtesy of Sheffield Marine Propellor.

  41. 42 | March 29, 2024 2:38 am

    @ eaglesoars:
    Excellent analysis.

  42. 43 | March 29, 2024 3:05 am

    @ eaglesoars:
    Brain sturgeon in the comments:

    i didnt read all of this, i stopped when i saw the first mistake, from others that i know with experience, even when the power fails and the generator fails, there are still ways to control the ship. there is also anchors. im not sure what happened, but there are many other things that could have happened to avoid this. this is what i know.

    There’s more, but you get the idea.

  43. 44 | March 29, 2024 7:41 am

    With JFK Jr’s pick as his running mate, I think he might pull more from Biden.

  44. 45 | March 29, 2024 11:40 am

    Update on Mrs MF’s friend with cancer.

    She was up at the Mayo Clinic yesterday, will get more results back sometime today.

    Chemo/radiation starts mid April, she’ll have surgery in late May or early June. Feeding tube, all that stuff, so it’s going to be rough. She also won’t be able to lie flat for some reason.

  45. eaglesoars
    46 | March 29, 2024 12:37 pm

    This is what happens when you retire. I woke up today thinking it’s Weds.

    I think we’re going to have to let Willow go soon. She doesn’t want to go outside anymore, she’s not all that hungry. She’s just stopping. She’s 13.

  46. Aussie Infidel
    47 | March 29, 2024 6:01 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    Excellent analysis Eagles by your subject expert.

    Very large airplanes have exactly the same physics involved. NEVER unspool a powerful engine because of torque effects that roll planes onto their backs close to the ground. Also Momentum gets in the way when a pilot decided that he’s deep in an unspooled trap close to the ground. Even with a rudder awful deflection the airplane STILL rolls into its back and everyone dies because application of power isn’t ‘instant’ and momentum takes time to build (5 seconds or more from the ‘shit we need more power until the mass of the engine starts to provide useful thrust. The Iron Law is NEVER UNSPOOL A LARGE MASSIVE and POWERFUL ENGINE …. NEVER …. No too late, huge rudder application and prayer, is going to dig you out of that hole that you dug for yourself with poor airmanship!

    Always keep the engine above 70% power and just dirty up the wing to restrict absolute velocity when just above the runway. At 70% power you can get INSTANT power from a ‘spooled up’ engine and everything is controllable and safe. Once unspooled you’d better already be rounding out and have the tyres on the ground and spinning up.

  47. Aussie Infidel
    48 | March 29, 2024 8:14 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    This is what happens when you retire. I woke up today thinking it’s Weds.

    I think we’re going to have to let Willow go soon. She doesn’t want to go outside anymore, she’s not all that hungry. She’s just stopping. She’s 13.


    I’m sad to hear that Eagles. Especially when it happens ti much ,loved dogs. Alas one’s loyal companions live much shorter lives and it breaks out hearts to see them die. We’ve all been there and grieved mightily when that point happens.


  48. eaglesoars
    49 | March 29, 2024 8:26 pm

    We’ve been w/o internet almost all day. Our phones work but no TV and no laptops. Provider took a hit somehow.

  49. eaglesoars
    50 | March 29, 2024 8:46 pm

    Kathy Hochul kicked out of NYPD officer’s wake: Report


  50. lobo91
    51 | March 29, 2024 9:25 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    My Starlink was haywire last night. The weather was pretty bad, though. I’m thinking that the wind was gusting just enough to keep constantly knocking it out of alignment, because it spent the entire evening telling me that it just started. Worked fine this morning, though.

    Sorry to hear about Willow.

  51. Possum
    52 | March 30, 2024 1:39 pm

    All this talk and legislation about abortion, trans rights, aid to foreign countries, immigration and border control, minimum drinking age, voter ID is now getting boring.

    Why is there no discussion or legislation about seat belts in school busses?

  52. 53 | March 30, 2024 2:46 pm

    Possum wrote:

    Why is there no discussion or legislation about seat belts in school busses?

    Because it’s a gateway legislation to airbags in school buses.

  53. 54 | March 30, 2024 2:56 pm

    Choctaw Nation born Texas bluesman Shawn Pittman took a shot at Magic Sam’s Boogie at the Blues City Deli in St. Louis (2018). (Johnny Fever is a bonus.)
    Comment from the Utoobage: “Dude in front caught the vibe. Was later seen walking across the Mississippi to the Illinois side. Was epic.”

  54. 55 | March 30, 2024 2:58 pm

    @ Bunk Five Hawks X:
    backing Pittman is drummer Aaron Griffin and (the late) Willie J. Campbell on bass, both famous side men.

  55. Possum
    56 | March 30, 2024 3:28 pm

    @ Bunk Five Hawks X:
    Or maybe they should restrict the yellow school busses in cities to 30mph.

    The kid killing school busses seem to be the ones taking kids to places such as football, basketball, cricket sports events in another city/state where they are travelling 70mph on fast roads.

    That is when the carnage happens.

    At least charter real busses for long, high speed journeys.

    I don’t know why I have such an issue with small children unrestrained in a fast moving vehicle…

  56. Possum
    57 | March 30, 2024 3:29 pm

    @ Possum:
    Oh, latest death was a 5yo in a bus with 40 pre-K kids in it coming back from a zoo in Texas.

  57. Aussie Infidel
    58 | March 30, 2024 5:23 pm

    HAPPY EASTER everyone!


  58. eaglesoars
    59 | March 30, 2024 5:44 pm

    Am I the only one just gobsmacked that Biden has said no religious themes in the WH Easter Egg contest and Easter Sunday is now Trans visibility day?

    At this point, all I can see is demonic. These people are beyond sick

  59. 60 | March 30, 2024 6:13 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    They’re trying to piss off the “religious right” but there are also a lot of dems who are devout. It makes no sense to me; they already have the sexual deviant vote.

    As for the Easter eggs, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;” but I guess the POTatUS can do whatever the fuck he wants.

  60. 61 | March 30, 2024 7:31 pm

    New York Governor Kathy Hochul got ejected from Police Officer Jonathan Diller’s wake today.

    She was previously told by the police union president not even to show up.

  61. lobo91
    62 | March 30, 2024 8:08 pm

    Well, we just pulled in to Ensenada, which is supposed to be our last stop before crossing back into the US. At the moment, it looks like a giant mud wrestling pit. Everything is covered by several inches of water, with about 6 more inches of mud under that. The streets in town look like rivers. I guess this is part of the same storm that’s causing mudslides in L.A.

  62. Aussie Infidel
    63 | March 30, 2024 8:31 pm

    @ Bunk Five Hawks X:
    @ eaglesoars:
    @ coldwarrior:
    Four US military cargo ships on standby for war are among the vessels trapped in Baltimore.

    The military vessels are reserve rapid-reaction cargo ships, part of the US Military Sealift Command, a vital organisation that provides back-up for US fighting units around the globe.

    I will put good cash money that Xi has noticed and is laughing up his sleeve!

    I wonder when these 4 USN support ships wing get free from the collapsed bridge and put to sea? Hopefully before they will be needed for backing up USN interests after Xi’s special forces ‘decapitation strike’ on the Taiwanese government in Oct/Nov 2024!

  63. eaglesoars
    64 | March 31, 2024 7:21 am

    Good God

    ‘Vaccine lettuce’ bill, aiming to classify food containing a vaccine as a drug, passes in Tennessee.

  64. eaglesoars
    65 | March 31, 2024 8:18 am

    Making Easter Eggs with Beagles

  65. 67 | March 31, 2024 4:39 pm

    Happy Easter evvy bubby.

  66. Calo
    68 | March 31, 2024 5:05 pm

    Bunk Five Hawks X wrote:

    Happy Easter evvy bubby.

    Happy Easter, bunk

  67. 69 | March 31, 2024 5:30 pm

    @ Calo:
    Been thinking about you.
    Don’t tell the missus.

  68. lobo91
    70 | March 31, 2024 8:17 pm

    And here comes the rain again…

  69. 71 | March 31, 2024 8:47 pm

    @ lobo91:
    Sun came out around 3pm, all the dark clouds are to the southeast.

  70. lobo91
    72 | March 31, 2024 8:53 pm

    @ Bunk Five Hawks X:

    I just hope I get out of here in the morning without any problems. I went to Home Depot earlier, and there are whole chunks of pavement missing on the smaller streets. One intersection had water up to my wheel hubs, and I’m driving a 4WD F-150 with 20″ wheels. When I go through that pulling the trailer, the back end of it will end up in the water.

  71. Aussie Infidel
    73 | March 31, 2024 9:54 pm

    OK guys and gals. Fair warning given….

    Now put down your coffee and turn your head and mouthful of coffee slowly away from the keyboard. Expect coffee to spurt from your nose. You have been warned!


    As we know, this whole worldwide ‘woke clown show’ has/is expanding faster than the Bubonic plague!
    And whilst the US “Glove-puppet” in Chief, doesn’t even remember his wife’s name, you can bet your bottom dollar that some New World Order minder will be reminding him all year of the following:-


    National Mentoring Month

    January 16 – 22: No Name-Calling Week
    January 27: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

    February 7: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
    Week after Valentine’s Day: Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week
    February 28: HIV Is Not A Crime Awareness Day

    Bisexual Health Awareness Month

    Week varies in March: National LGBT Health Awareness Week
    March 1: Zero Discrimination Day
    March 10: National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
    March 20: National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
    March 31: International Transgender Day of Visibility

    April 6: International Asexuality Day
    April 10: National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
    Third Friday of April: Day of Silence
    April 18: National Transgender HIV Testing Day
    April 18: Nonbinary Parents Day
    April 26: Lesbian Visibility Day (also International Lesbian Visibility Week, through May 2)

    First Sunday In May: International Family Equality Day
    May 17: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia
    May 19: National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (alternatively, Agender Pride Day)
    May 22: Harvey Milk Day
    May 24: Pansexual and Panromantic Awareness and Visibility Day

    LGBTQ Pride Month

    June 1: LGBTQ Families Day
    June 5: HIV Long-term Survivors Awareness Day
    June 12: Pulse Remembrance
    June 15: Anniversary of U.S. Supreme Court Bostock decision expanding protections to LGBTQ employees
    June 26: Anniversary of U.S. Supreme Court legalizing marriage equality
    June 27: National HIV Testing Day
    June 28: Stonewall Day
    June 30: Queer Youth of Faith Day

    July 6: Omnisexual Visibility Day
    Week of July 14: Nonbinary Awareness Week, culminates in International Nonbinary People’s Day on July 14
    July 16: International Drag Day

    August 14: Gay Uncles Day
    August 20: Southern HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

    September 18: National HIV/AIDS & Aging Awareness Day
    Week of September 23: Bisexual+ Awareness Week, culminates in Celebrate Bisexuality Day on September 23
    September 27: National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

    LGBTQ History Month

    October 8: International Lesbian Day
    October 11: National Coming Out Day
    October 15: National Latinx HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
    October 19: National LGBT Center Awareness Day
    Third Wednesday in October: International Pronouns Day
    Third Thursday in October: Spirit Day
    Last week in October: Asexual Awareness Week
    October 26: Intersex Awareness Day

    Trans Awareness Month

    First Sunday of November: Transgender Parent Day
    November 8: Intersex Day of Remembrance (or Solidarity)
    November 13 – 19: Transgender Awareness Week
    November 20: Transgender Day of Remembrance

    December 1: World AIDS Day
    December 8: Pansexual/Panromantic Pride Day
    December 10: Human Rights Day
    December 14: HIV Cure Research Day

    But no need to worry eh?
    After all, we’re just conservative, “right wing”, conspiracy theorists who are watching our “hoped for” populist world implode before our eyes.
    We’re the enemy.


  72. Aussie Infidel
    74 | March 31, 2024 9:57 pm

    … and now that you’ve cleaned up the coffee from your desktop this pops up. just to spoil your day a little further …

    The Era of Informed Consent is Over
    by Victor Dalziel | Brownstone Institute

    In a significant blow to patient autonomy, informed consent has been quietly revoked just 77 years after it was codified in the Nuremberg Code.

    On the 21st of December 2023, as we were frantically preparing for the festive season, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a final ruling to amend a provision of the 21st Century Cures Act. This allowed..

    …an exception from the requirement to obtain informed consent when a clinical investigation poses no more than a minimal risk to the human subject…

    This ruling went into effect on January 22nd, 2024, which means it’s already standard practice across America.

    So, what is the 21st Century Cures Act? It is a controversial Law enacted by the 114th United States Congress in January 2016 with strong support from the pharmaceutical industry. The Act was designed to…

    …accelerate the discovery, development, and delivery of 21st-century cures, and for other purposes [?]…[emphasis added]

    Some of the provisions within this Act make for uncomfortable reading. For example, the Act supported:

    High-risk, high-reward research [Sec. 2036].

    Novel clinical trial designs [Sec. 3021]

    Encouraging vaccine innovation [Sec. 3093].

    This Act granted the National Institutes of Health (NIH) legal protection to pursue high-risk, novel vaccine research. A strong case could be made that these provisions capture all the necessary architecture required for much of the evil that transpired over the past four years.

    Overturning patient-informed consent was another stated goal of the original Act. Buried under Section 3024 was the provision to develop an

    Informed consent waiver or alteration for clinical investigation.

    Scholars of medical history understand that the concept of informed consent, something we all take for granted today, is a relatively new phenomenon codified in its modern understanding as one of the critical principles of the Nuremberg Code in 1947. It is inconceivable that just 77 years after Nuremberg, the door has once again opened for state-sanctioned medical experimentation on potentially uninformed and unwilling citizens.

    According to this amendment, the state alone, acting through the NIH, the FDA, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will decide what is considered a “minimal risk” and, most concerning, will determine:

    …appropriate safeguards to protect the rights, safety, and welfare of human subjects.

    Notice the term subjects, not patients, persons, individuals, or citizens…but subjects. In asymmetrical power relationships such as clinician/patient, it is understood that the passive subject will comply with the rulings and mandates of their medical masters. The use of the term subjects also serves to dehumanise. The dehumanisation of populations was a critical component of Nazi human experimentation and, as Hannah Arendt argued, is an essential step toward denying citizens “…the right to have rights.”

    This ruling also allows researchers and their misguided evangelical billionaire backers to potentially pursue dangerous experimental programs such as Bill Gates’ mosquito vaccines, mRNA vaccines in livestock, and vaccines in aerosols. This Act encourages these novel and high-risk programs, with medical studies approved as ‘minimal risk’ by the regulators no longer requiring researchers and pharmaceutical companies to obtain patient consent. Yet, the histories of pharmacology and medicine are plagued with clinical investigations and interventions that were thought to pose no more than minimal risk to humans but went on to cause immeasurable pain, suffering, and death.

    This amendment represents merely a first tentative step as the US government tests the waters to see what it can get away with. Given the lack of attention this ruling received in both the corporate press and independent media, the government is likely to feel emboldened to widen its scope. Thus, this decision represents the beginning of a chilling revisionism in Western medical history, as patient autonomy is again forsaken.

    This ruling, to be actioned by potentially corrupt scientists, health bureaucrats, and captured health and drug regulators, is another step toward a dystopian future unimaginable just five years ago. No doubt the infrastructure to implement this decree is already being constructed by the same groupthink cultists responsible for the nightmarish pandemic lockdowns, continuing to place the pursuit of profit and the greater good above individual choice, bodily autonomy, and informed consent.

    How much longer Lord? How much longer?

  73. Possum
    75 | April 1, 2024 7:00 pm

    To eat the greatest meal there is the English way there are rules.

    Fish and chips. The only accompaniment allowed is mushy peas, slices of white bread with real butter and a nice cup of tea with milk. Sugar is allowed in the tea.

    Salt and vinegar is to be applied to the battered fish, the chips and the mushy peas however you must observe the time honoured and traditional ritual.

    Vinegar first then the salt.

    Anyone who uses salt first then vinegar should burn in hell…..

  74. Possum
    76 | April 1, 2024 8:00 pm

    @ Possum:
    Anyway, tonight’s supper is liver and onions. The same liver and onions I ate about a few weeks ago two consecutive days.

    Tonight is number three and I have two more portions left in the freezer.

    A pound of liver goes a long way.

  75. lobo91
    77 | April 1, 2024 9:02 pm

    Cody and I made it back across the border successfully. Now we just have to escape from California tomorrow.

  76. 78 | April 2, 2024 12:55 am

    @ Aussie Infidel:
    We celebrated Cesar Chavez Day because he hated illegal immigrants too.

  77. 79 | April 2, 2024 12:58 am

    Possum wrote:

    Anyway, tonight’s supper is liver and onions.

    The missus can’t stand it, so I haven’t had it in years.
    I steal and hide turkey livers occasionally, but that doesn’t count.

  78. 80 | April 2, 2024 1:02 am

    lobo91 wrote:

    Cody and I made it back across the border successfully. Now we just have to escape from California tomorrow.

    Were you able to see the Space X contrail from there?
    By 7:40pm PST it was squigged out

  79. lobo91
    81 | April 2, 2024 1:04 am

    First time ever for the latest release by The Warning, “Automatic Sun.” Last night at a show in their hometown of Monterrey. Looks like they were recording a live video, given the two guys with Steadicam rigs and at least two drones. Also the first time Dany’s played a Fender Baritone. The new album’s going to be epic:

  80. 82 | April 2, 2024 1:09 am

    Possum wrote:

    Fish and chips. The only accompaniment allowed is mushy peas, slices of white bread with real butter and a nice cup of tea with milk. Sugar is allowed in the tea.

    Back in my college days, Jerry’s Diner had fish n’ chips every Wednesday night, all you could eat for $10. Four of us would fast on Tuesday, then clean them out. A few weeks of that and Jerry posted a sign that said “All You Can Eat Up To 15 Pieces.”
    It was Mrs. Paul’s, but we didn’t care.

  81. 83 | April 2, 2024 1:22 am

    Nurse Lana at the clinic is from Ukraine. She kind of shrugged about the situation. “It’s war. It’s not going to stop until one of the two are killed.”

    I asked her if her family was still in the old country, she said they were in Kiev. She invited them for Easter anyway.

    She recommends the Netflix series “Turning Point – The Bomb and The Cold War”, says it’s pretty good.

  82. 84 | April 2, 2024 1:41 am

    @ Bunk Five Hawks X:
    Nurse Lana also likes the sci-fi series 3 Body Problem.

  83. eaglesoars
    86 | April 2, 2024 4:27 pm

    what a nightmare

    Our council tried to force us to sell our £200,000 home to make room for asylum seekers: Elderly couple’s horror after strongly-worded letter lands on their doorstep

  84. coldwarrior
    87 | April 2, 2024 5:30 pm

    @ Bunk Five Hawks X:
    Mrs coldwarrior said ‘ah, the cousins are fighting again’

  85. Aussie Infidel
    88 | April 2, 2024 8:32 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    An interesting admission from yesterdays’ Daily Telegraph… from Sydney

    The story was about an AustralianRAAF “Wedgetail” aircraft being used to detect incoming missiles into Ukraine in an interview with ADF Chief of Joint Operations Lieutenant General Greg Bilton.
    This part of the story stood out….

    “Australian Defence Forces ground forces have shifted from training Ukrainian recruits in the UK and Poland, how to fight, to training junior leaders how to survive as the ADF concedes Ukraines’ troops are being wiped out in numbers akin to that seen on the battlefields of World War 1.”

    But, but, but…..Zelenskyy has stated, unequivocally, that the Ukrainians have only sustained 31,000 KIA after 2 years of fighting!!
    Douglas Haig lost 2/3 that many Brits in 4 hours at the Somme!
    Ever get the feeling we’ll only find out the truth about this war about 50 years from now….if ever?


  86. Aussie Infidel
    89 | April 2, 2024 8:38 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    @ coldwarrior:
    @ lobo91:
    I can’t definitely say this, without a full briefing, but I do know enough from personal experience to know how the system actually works. Given the profile of basic flying and mixing in personal experiences with exactly that profile, I have a pretty good image of what these Ukie pilots are going through.

    That may or may not including an additional 6-8 months training on a light jet trainer/ light attack fighter once their propeller powered basic training has been completed. There is NO WAY IN THE REAL WORLD that a ‘newbie’ ab initio pilot migrates from a basic prop trainer, directly to a Gen #4 jet fighter. NOT IN ANYONE’s UNIVERSE! Anyone who says so it just spouting arrant nonsense and should be disregarded as propaganda and lying!

    The fact that this course is training Ukie pilots from SCRATCH means that all or most of experienced Ukie pilots have been killed during the past 2 years of war. If the RAF are training Ukie pilots to a standard where they are not instant casualties, will take 6 months of VERY intensive ground training, another 8 months absolute minimum of theory and practice, to qualify for their ‘basic wings course’. Then comes a conversion course to get proficient in flying a light attack / Jet trainer and that will take at least another 12 months of really hard work. Then there is NO WAY to get a minimally trained student of a light jet trainer with probably under 300 hours total up to conversion training on a Gen #4 operational fighter in under 12 months before they can be let loose in an actual wartime squadron. Even then this newbie will be monitored and protected from really dangerous situations until he can build at least another 50 -100 operational hours in squadron.

    By my calculations makes a total of about with, a few fudges for reality, 46 months of very hard work, to be useful in a wartime operational sense, that doesn’t see his operational lifespan cease before he reaches the 4 year career mark, when he gets shot down. This is the reality and not some pie in the sky musings, from a cub reporter looking to punch out some script for a newspaper, that will be fish and chips wrap, in a couple of days from printing! Otherwise the Ukie newbies will quickly end up dead in a 10 metre deep burned out hole in the ground somewhere.

    Anyone telling you different is just blowing smoke up your arse!

    The actual REALITY is that these 10 Ukie ab initial pilots are just WINDOW DRESSING for the real guys from the UK and Dutch airforces who will do the job in the F-16s! Even then they had better bring their A game with them on the day!

  87. Aussie Infidel
    90 | April 2, 2024 8:41 pm

    initial = ab initio

    Bloody computer obviously doesn’t like Latin!


  88. eaglesoars
    91 | April 2, 2024 9:40 pm

    7.5 earthquake, Taipei, evacuation orders in effect, tsunami incoming

  89. coldwarrior
    92 | April 3, 2024 5:38 am

    @ Aussie Infidel:
    It’s a money laundering meat grinder. No ukie men will be left.

  90. 93 | April 3, 2024 6:24 am

    coldwarrior wrote:

    @ Bunk Five Hawks X:
    Mrs coldwarrior said ‘ah, the cousins are fighting again’

    For Christmas I brought the clinic staff a couple dozen miniature rubber chickens delicately arranged in Easter hay in a fancy box. Nurse Lana thought they were yellow chocolates and tried to eat one.

    I finally got to apologize to her in person, told her I was going to make up for it. I have a special little green rubber chicken for her that glows in the dark, and I added a tag DO NOT EAT THIS.

  91. coldwarrior
    94 | April 3, 2024 7:21 am

    @ Bunk Five Hawks X:

    Rubber chickens are a classic

  92. lobo91
    95 | April 3, 2024 11:00 am

    This is a cool video. Someone edited together a ton of clips of them playing Survive over the years so you can see how much they’ve changed since 2017. It’s one of the few songs that’s still in their regular setlist from back then. Dany hasn’t changed much, aside from her hair color. Ale goes from being an awkward 12-year-old playing a bass that’s nearly as big as she is to a seasoned rock star. Pau’s playing style has changed the most. In 2017, she looked like Animal, the drummer from the Muppets. Today, she’s just happily bouncing along in her seat. She really learned economy of motion along the way:

  93. 96 | April 3, 2024 1:02 pm

    @ Aussie Infidel:
    I took your list of Rainbow Holidays, turned it into a table in .png format for future use. A canuck friend posted a lame graphic of a kid in a “MAGA” hat crying over the Easter proclamation, so I dumped the list on him. Shut him right up. 😀

  94. lobo91
    97 | April 3, 2024 5:22 pm

    Cody and I made it back home from Mexico.

  95. eaglesoars
    98 | April 3, 2024 6:35 pm

    @ lobo91:


    So what is it with 8 states declaring a state of emergency for the solar eclipse?

  96. lobo91
    99 | April 3, 2024 6:59 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    @ lobo91:


    So what is it with 8 states declaring a state of emergency for the solar eclipse?

    Probably something to do with anticipated mass out-of-season tourism

  97. coldwarrior
    100 | April 3, 2024 8:28 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    @ lobo91:

    NW PA is gonna be packed. we’ll be heading up to g’ma and papap coldwarrior’s on friday. they are in the path of totality

  98. eaglesoars
    101 | April 4, 2024 12:09 am

    @ coldwarrior:

    oh fun!

    I’m going to bed. nite.

  99. 102 | April 4, 2024 12:18 am

    coldwarrior wrote:

    @ Bunk Five Hawks X:

    Rubber chickens are a classic

    After Nurse Lana yanked the pump out by the roots, I told her I brought her something. Before I even showed it to her she said, “Cool! Can I eat it?”

  100. 103 | April 4, 2024 12:24 am

    April 4 is the Qingming festival in Taiwan, also known as Tomb Sweeping Day.

  101. 104 | April 4, 2024 4:01 am

    Black Sabbath on xylophones. It works.

  102. eaglesoars
    105 | April 4, 2024 9:12 am

    KEE-RIST it’s cold. Supposedly 47 but it feels like 30. I spent half an hour outside with the yard guy showing him where I want some flowers planted, came in and had to turn the fireplace on. BRRRRR……….

  103. 106 | April 4, 2024 3:11 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    “…turn the fireplace on.” 😀
    We’re supposed to have record-breaking cold temps tomorrow. 53 degrees.

  104. rain of lead
    107 | April 4, 2024 3:34 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    springtime in tennessee
    we invented the phrase “if ya don’t like the weather, wait a minute an it will change”

  105. rain of lead
    108 | April 4, 2024 3:34 pm

    mother nature is bi-polar

  106. Aussie Infidel
    109 | April 4, 2024 4:26 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    @ Aussie Infidel:
    It’s a money laundering meat grinder. No ukie men will be left.

    The $$$$$ ALWAYS come first. This is as you put it a meat grinder and NATO will prosecute this war TO THE LAST UKIE! The level of NATO moral degeneracy is ‘gobstopping’. I note that Stolenberg wants to kick in yet another $100 billion to maintain the rate of killing, even if Trump wins in November and pulls the blood money out , as this $100 billion will ensure that it continues until the last Ukie is dead and Russia is broken which is NATO’s wet dream, and all of the $$$$$$ are wrung out, from the usual suspects, from this killing spree.

  107. Aussie Infidel
    111 | April 4, 2024 4:46 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    @ Aussie Infidel:
    It’s a money laundering meat grinder. No ukie men will be left.

    Currently having a ‘toe to toe’ ‘discussion’ with a Perth (Oz) based Pole, who is part of out international affairs discussion group. He’s so deep into the ‘Polish let’s get even’ atmospherics of this argument that he’s up to using thousand year excuses for insisting that Russia needs to get destroyed. Alas he misses the follow on point that the US and Europe also gets destroyed.

    Only Xi is left smiling!

  108. Aussie Infidel
    112 | April 4, 2024 4:51 pm

    rain of lead wrote:

    well sure, why not


    Twice a day I put this into my mouth!

  109. Aussie Infidel
    113 | April 4, 2024 5:02 pm

    Bunk Five Hawks X wrote:

    @ Aussie Infidel:
    I took your list of Rainbow Holidays, turned it into a table in .png format for future use. A canuck friend posted a lame graphic of a kid in a “MAGA” hat crying over the Easter proclamation, so I dumped the list on him. Shut him right up.

    Lance Corporal Jones solution that never fails! From Dad’s Army series.



  110. eaglesoars
    114 | April 4, 2024 10:42 pm

    I see Ukraine will be joining NATO. So will article 5 be invoked and we all go to war with Russia? I see $$$ in that

  111. lobo91
    115 | April 4, 2024 11:05 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    I see Ukraine will be joining NATO. So will article 5 be invoked and we all go to war with Russia? I see $$$ in that

    That’s just Blinken running his mouth. There’s no chance that NATO would approve Ukraine’s membership while they’re fighting an active war with Russia.

  112. eaglesoars
    116 | April 5, 2024 12:28 am

    @ lobo91:

    I hope so

  113. 118 | April 5, 2024 3:26 am

    rain of lead wrote:

    well sure, why not


  114. Aussie Infidel
    119 | April 5, 2024 5:27 am

    lobo91 wrote:

    eaglesoars wrote:

    I see Ukraine will be joining NATO. So will article 5 be invoked and we all go to war with Russia? I see $$$ in that

    That’s just Blinken running his mouth. There’s no chance that NATO would approve Ukraine’s membership while they’re fighting an active war with Russia.

    Alas mate that may be correct, however once the Ukraine Russian war has reached its end point and all of more probably a rump Ukraine, will scuttle under the NATO cloak for protection.

    Then the serious stuff begins to take place. All of the previous guarantees made to Russia by NATO will be abrogated. NATO seems wedded to breaking treaty guarantees whenever it suits them. What’s left of Ukraine will then insist that the US and Europe refurbish the wrecked Ukraine hinterland out of Western citizen’s taxes.Once stabilised Ukraine will insist on NATO moving forward hard against the Russian borders complete with assorted IRBMs that directly threaten Russian State with a decapitation surprise strike.

    NATO seems oblivious to the Russian limited release protocols for Tac Nukes right down to Corps level tactical HQs. These operational plans have been openly published for just short of 50 years. Hell I’ve read translations myself. It’s NOT as if they are State secrets! The policy manuals are freely published!



  115. 120 | April 5, 2024 5:51 am

    If anyone’s interested, Mr. Octo resurfaced after being MIA for months.

  116. Aussie Infidel
    121 | April 5, 2024 5:52 am

    Ukraine capitulates sometime within the next 12 months with the additional of tens of thousands more of dead on both sides

    Russia holds the ground captured backed by the nuclear threat if the acquired lands is threatened then tactical nukes will be released in response.

    What’s left of Ukraine joins NATO and demands that Europe and the US in particular pay for the destruction within Ukraine.

    NATO moves tactical as well as IRBM range nukes within reach of Moscow and threaten a decapitation strike on the Russian State, that leaves no margin for response planning, except immediate strategic nuclear release upon the West including NATO members. WWIII

    The Russian State can’t exist under such ‘hair trigger’ conditions of a decapitation strike from NATO

    Russian prepares for a First Strike strategic attack due to the threat of a decapitation strike on the Russian State

    WWIII is just a matter of when not if, in a state of affairs where a Nation State armed with 6,000 nuclear weapons has to endure the threat of national decapitation with almost no warning indefinitely.

    Imagination a huge Russian nuclear force just 5 minutes East of the US’s major East coast cities. How long would that ‘hair trigger’ situation actually last before the pressure builds and WWIII erupts.

    This is crazy and risks a world thermonuclear war over a petty Ukrainian tyrant and a nuclear armed major Russian tyrant? Why NATO appears to be gagging for WWIII is the real question that should be on everyone’s lips!


    Ask yourself who profits from mutual destruction …. other than the CCP that is?

  117. eaglesoars
    122 | April 5, 2024 10:57 am

    Shaking: Earthquake of 4.8 magnitude just occurred up in New Jersey. The epicenter was reportedly in Lebanon, New Jersey, which is about 50 miles from New York City.

  118. eaglesoars
    123 | April 5, 2024 11:14 am

    @ eaglesoars:

    Also felt in PA and NYC

  119. eaglesoars
    124 | April 5, 2024 11:17 am

    M 4.8 – felt as far north as Vermont and as far south as Delaware

  120. lobo91
    125 | April 5, 2024 11:26 am

    Just in time for Monday’s eclipse, the new video for Automatic Sun. It’s the studio track with video shot live last weekend. The really cranked the distortion up to 11 on this one:

  121. 126 | April 5, 2024 1:49 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    M 4.8 – felt as far north as Vermont and as far south as Delaware

    USGS is good for the shakes.,-137.19727&extent=59.7564,-52.82227

  122. eaglesoars
    127 | April 5, 2024 5:03 pm

    Financial Times is reporting that the US is going to start placing special labels on goods produced by Jews in Judea and Samaria.

    They’ll probably use a yellow star

  123. lobo91
    128 | April 5, 2024 5:50 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    I’d suggest that they do something similar with goods produced in Gaza, but there really isn’t much of a market in the US for suicide vests or homemade rockets.

  124. eaglesoars
    129 | April 5, 2024 9:46 pm


    While the NYC area has experienced at least two earthquakes today—4.4 and 4.8 magnitude—NorCal has faced SEVEN.

    One of those earthquakes registered at 4.4 on the Richter scale, but struck in a sparsely populated area of the region

    Source: SFGate

  125. Possum
    131 | April 6, 2024 12:37 am

    I have a problem here. Someone is licking my butter. Also someone is stealing bacon grease from the skillet.

    So I asked an AI to assist.

    can you identify a cat by its tongue print?

    The idea of using tongue prints for identification is interesting, and while research suggests that tongues do have unique characteristics like fingerprints, it’s not currently a widespread practice for cats (or humans for that matter).

    Here’s why identifying a cat by its tongue print isn’t common:

    Not a standardized method: Unlike fingerprints, there’s no established way to capture and analyze tongue prints for identification.
    Difficult to obtain: A cat’s tongue is rough and flexible, making it challenging to get a clear and consistent image for comparison.
    More established methods: Microchipping and collar tags are already widely used for cat identification.
    So, while a cat’s tongue might be one-of-a-kind, other methods are more practical for feline ID purposes.

    Fucking useless.

    Going to set up the butter cam…..

    ( LOL and that will be useless too. It is a black cat doing it )

  126. 132 | April 6, 2024 5:09 am

    @ Possum:
    Get a cat-proof butter holder. I think Amazon sells cat-proof skillet grease cans too.

  127. 133 | April 6, 2024 10:09 am

    @ eaglesoars:
    it’s okay, since it’s leftists doing it.

  128. 134 | April 6, 2024 10:10 am

    right_wing2 wrote:

    @ eaglesoars:
    it’s okay, since it’s leftists doing it.


    Just in case.

  129. 135 | April 6, 2024 6:24 pm

    My Spanish is rusty, but I think there are some f-bombs in here. 😀

  130. Possum
    136 | April 6, 2024 6:38 pm

    @ Bunk Five Hawks X:
    the Xitter is from a protected account so non-followers cannot see it. Steal whatever it was and re X it.

  131. Possum
    137 | April 6, 2024 6:44 pm

    Bunk Five Hawks X wrote:

    @ Possum:
    Get a cat-proof butter holder. I think Amazon sells cat-proof skillet grease cans too.

    Looked on Amazon for ” cat proof butter dish ” and got 125 hits. The ones with the hinged lid look like they will do the trick.

    However I will also need a roll of double sided industrial strength sticky tape to hold it down.

    One of the boys managed to launch a salt shaker off the kitchen counter and score a direct hit into the litter box.

    It was a black one…

  132. 138 | April 6, 2024 8:07 pm

    Possum wrote:

    @ Bunk Five Hawks X:
    the Xitter is from a protected account so non-followers cannot see it. Steal whatever it was and re X it.

    I re-Xed it. Tried to download an .mp4 from 3 different scrapers, no dice.

  133. 139 | April 6, 2024 8:14 pm

    @ Bunk Five Hawks X:

  134. coldwarrior
    140 | April 7, 2024 10:44 am

    new thread, yinz guys

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