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eduardbohlennamibia.jfif
The wreck of the Eduard Bohlen,
which went aground in a dense fog in 1909
off the Skeleton Coast of Namibia.
The wreck now lies 1,300 feet from the shoreline.

A little information about the Skeleton Coast:

The Skeleton Coast is the northern part of the Atlantic coast of Namibia and south of Angola from the Kunene River south to the Swakop River, although the name is sometimes used to describe the entire Namib Desert coast. The indigenous San people (formerly known as Bushmen), of the Namibian interior called the region "The Land God Made in Anger", while Portuguese sailors once referred to it as "The Gates of Hell".

On the coast, the upwelling of the cold Benguela current gives rise to dense ocean fogs (called cassimbo by the Angolans) for much of the year. The winds blow from land to sea, rainfall rarely exceeds 10 millimetres (0.39 in) annually, and the climate is highly inhospitable. There is a constant, heavy surf on the beaches. In the days before engine-powered ships and boats, it was possible to get ashore through the surf but impossible to launch from the shore. The only way out was by going through a marsh hundreds of kilometres long and only accessible via a hot and arid desert.

The area's name derives from the whale and seal bones that once littered the shore from the whaling industry, although in modern times the coast harbours the skeletal remains of the shipwrecks caught by offshore rocks and fog.[3] More than a thousand such vessels of various sizes litter the coast, notably the Eduard Bohlen, Benguela Eagle, Otavi, Dunedin Star and Tong Taw.

The name "Skeleton Coast" was coined by John Henry Marsh as the title for the book he wrote chronicling the shipwreck of the Dunedin Star. Since the book was first published in 1944, it has become so well known that the coast is now generally referred to as Skeleton Coast and is given that as its official name on most maps today.

It's all about branding.
Some of these videos may be fake, but I'm Lamont the Big Dummy. I get tricked by faked videos.

Tossing a torch into what looks like a big receptacle for human waste.

Grooming.

Commuting.

Playing chess with a cat. The only winning move is not to play.

Attempting to play Spider-Man as an adult.

When a bull loves your hog.

Rural water transit system. And a city system is in development.

Hi!

CPR with a little extra TLC.

Two for lunch.

Do better, Turtle.

Three morbid/spooky ones: this one's funny; this one's strange and unsettling; this one's full-on freaky.

"Is this the bridge to heaven?" the caption asks. Depending on the quality of engineering, it just might be.

Robots -- Doing the jobs that Americans just won't do. Well, I guess a lot of Americans do do this job, thanks to Democrats.

loversofvaldaro.jpg

Posted by: Lamont the Big Dummy at 07:25 PM




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1 The Lovers of Valdaro were two 6,000-years-old skeletons who appeared to have died in a lover's embrace, face to face with their arms and legs
entwined.


They were probably killed together.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 26, 2023 07:28 PM (3mtB+)

2 Sponge!

Posted by: rickb223 at January 26, 2023 07:28 PM (3mtB+)

3 First!

Posted by: rickb223 at January 26, 2023 07:28 PM (3mtB+)

4 Looks like the Edmund Fitzgerald was farther off course than anyone imagined.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at January 26, 2023 07:29 PM (guGkK)

5 Looks like Dune

Posted by: Skip at January 26, 2023 07:29 PM (xhxe8)

6 So two homos overdosed on Valdaro?

Do not take Valdaro if you're allergic to Valdaro.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at January 26, 2023 07:30 PM (guGkK)

7 They were probably killed together.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 26, 2023 07:28 PM (3mtB+)

My theory, this was actually a primitive morgue, and the attendant thought he was being funny, posing the bodies that way. Little did he know...

Posted by: BurtTC at January 26, 2023 07:30 PM (QBaJw)

8 Rookie!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at January 26, 2023 07:30 PM (yzHVK)

9 The wreck of the Eduard Bohlen,
which went aground in a dense fog in 1909
off the Skeleton Coast of Namibia.
The wreck now lies 1,300 feet from the shoreline.


But the oceans are rising!!!

Posted by: rickb223 at January 26, 2023 07:31 PM (3mtB+)

10 1 The Lovers of Valdaro were two 6,000-years-old skeletons who appeared to have died in a lover's embrace, face to face with their arms and legs
entwined.


They were probably killed together.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 26, 2023 07:28 PM (3mtB+)

Yeah, but if its the woman on the right? Looks like she is telling him NO...

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 26, 2023 07:31 PM (oHd/0)

11 They were probably killed together.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 26, 2023 07:28 PM (3mtB+)

My theory, this was actually a primitive morgue, and the attendant thought he was being funny, posing the bodies that way. Little did he know...
Posted by: BurtTC at January 26, 2023 07:30 PM (QBaJw)


Maybe one of them was a necrophiliac.

Posted by: Dr. T at January 26, 2023 07:32 PM (tp+tP)

12 "The wreck of the Eduard Bohlen,
which went aground in a dense fog in 1909
off the Skeleton Coast of Namibia.
The wreck now lies 1,300 feet from the shoreline."

And here I thought sea levels were supposed to be rising.

Posted by: FeatherBlade at January 26, 2023 07:32 PM (Nlwg/)

13 FUN FACT: There are several great castles that are Romanticism-era forgeries. It seems having a castle was a fad for a time.

Mad Ludwig's is of concrete and steel construction, much like the one at Disneyland.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at January 26, 2023 07:32 PM (guGkK)

14 The wreck now lies 1,300 feet from the shoreline.
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WTF? Unpossible.

Posted by: Rising seas at January 26, 2023 07:32 PM (tf17a)

15 Looks like the Edmund Fitzgerald was farther off course than anyone imagined.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at January 26, 2023 07:29 PM (guGkK)

Sahara they said, never gives up her dead...

Except this one time.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 26, 2023 07:32 PM (QBaJw)

16 Yeah, any time I see old photos of people traveling by airship, I find myself wishing they were still around.

The only real drawback to airships is speed, they aren't particularly fast. But if you take them as super luxury cruisers instead of high speed transport, they'd be fine. Yeah it takes you a day to get where you are going instead of hours but its like being in a yacht.

There are companies trying to do this and it might work, depending on the economy. Cost more than you or I are likely to afford though.

Looks like the Edmund Fitzgerald was farther off course than anyone imagined

I thought that's what it said at first, too, and I was thinking "its on the bottom of Lake Superior what the..."

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2023 07:33 PM (0hOvj)

17 9 The wreck of the Eduard Bohlen,
which went aground in a dense fog in 1909
off the Skeleton Coast of Namibia.
The wreck now lies 1,300 feet from the shoreline.


But the oceans are rising!!!
Posted by: rickb223 at January 26, 2023 07:31 PM (3mtB+)

The legend live on
From the Sahara on down
of the big place they call
N-mi-bi-ahhhh

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 26, 2023 07:33 PM (oHd/0)

18 More proof of global warmening.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at January 26, 2023 07:34 PM (u4CEu)

19 Ugh, I forget how much I hate television until I'm forced to see it at the gym. I usually have my nose in an e-book on the treadmill but the Kindle battery was low.

It's all commentary -- on the news, on sports, on the weather. And the political commissars have really upped the diversity quotient. It's a bizarre alternate reality.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at January 26, 2023 07:34 PM (Dc2NZ)

20 Hey man, love is love, OK?

Posted by: the bull humping a motorcycle at January 26, 2023 07:35 PM (jTmQV)

21 Maybe one of them was a necrophiliac.
Posted by: Dr. T


Nothing like cracking open a cold one.
Posted by: County Coroner

Posted by: rickb223 at January 26, 2023 07:35 PM (3mtB+)

22 More than a thousand such vessels of various sizes litter the coast, notably the Eduard Bohlen, Benguela Eagle, Otavi, Dunedin Star and Tong Taw.
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Pfft.

Posted by: 3,000 shipwrecks on the Outer Banks at January 26, 2023 07:35 PM (sewR1)

23 The legend live on
From the Sahara on down
of the big place they call
N-mi-bi-ahhhh
Posted by: Romeo13


Golf clap.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 26, 2023 07:35 PM (3mtB+)

24 National riots all weekend after Memphis PD releases the tape tomorrow?

Yeah

Posted by: I've got bad news for you at January 26, 2023 07:36 PM (O6MQg)

25 Been through the desert on a horse with no name...

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 26, 2023 07:37 PM (Q4IgG)

26 My theory, this was actually a primitive morgue, and the attendant thought he was being funny, posing the bodies that way. Little did he know...
Posted by: BurtTC at January 26, 2023 07:30 PM (QBaJw)


Maybe one of them was a necrophiliac.
Posted by: Dr. T at January 26, 2023 07:32 PM (tp+tP)

And we would never know which one, to the eternal shame of the other.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 26, 2023 07:37 PM (QBaJw)

27 desert surf
........

good way to get a sandy vag, hon

Posted by: wth at January 26, 2023 07:37 PM (v0R5T)

28 Good evening everyone.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 26, 2023 07:37 PM (qoGsy)

29 The guy who's running away from the police should have been put in some dance company or acrobatic show if and when he got out of prison. He's amazingly talented.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 26, 2023 07:38 PM (D+F6R)

30 More than a thousand such vessels of various sizes litter the coast, notably the Eduard Bohlen, Benguela Eagle, Otavi, Dunedin Star and Tong Taw.

Stay away from the hookers in Tong Taw.

That's all I'm saying.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at January 26, 2023 07:38 PM (guGkK)

31 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2023 07:33 PM (0hOvj)


CRT, in reference to the last thread, I think Maturin's accent would have been more English than anything, since anyone in his position would have found it socially necessary not to sound too foreign.

In fact, I just read the 6th book where an American doctor is running down the Irish to Maturin's face and Aubrey (whacked out on meds at the time) breaks in to tell him he is Irish, and the guy just about dies of embarrassment. Funny, and apparently the doc never suspected a thing from talking to him.

Posted by: Dr. T at January 26, 2023 07:38 PM (tp+tP)

32

I thought the Memphis mayor made a great speech last night. No one will listen to her though. I'm afraid it will be bad.

Posted by: four seasons at January 26, 2023 07:38 PM (ichPI)

33 Here is a *partial* map of wrecks.
The sailors here can explain the risk of finding yourself on a lee shore

https://tinyurl.com/2jc25n8h

Posted by: 3,000 shipwrecks on the Outer Banks at January 26, 2023 07:39 PM (sewR1)

34 Wait, I thought ships of the desert were camels. They're the ones that are full of Iranian seamen.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at January 26, 2023 07:39 PM (guGkK)

35 Can't beat AI!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at January 26, 2023 07:39 PM (9SywK)

36 The "Lovers"...

Enough with the Hunter Biden pics already!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 26, 2023 07:39 PM (R/m4+)

37 In fact, I just read the 6th book where an American doctor is running down the Irish to Maturin's face and Aubrey (whacked out on meds at the time) breaks in to tell him he is Irish, and the guy just about dies of embarrassment

That is true, I remember that. He must have sounded pretty standard educated English unless he wanted to (like with jokes to Aubrey).

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2023 07:40 PM (0hOvj)

38
CRT, in reference to the last thread, I think Maturin's accent would have been more English than anything, since anyone in his position would have found it socially necessary not to sound too foreign.

In fact, I just read the 6th book where an American doctor is running down the Irish to Maturin's face and Aubrey (whacked out on meds at the time) breaks in to tell him he is Irish, and the guy just about dies of embarrassment. Funny, and apparently the doc never suspected a thing from talking to him.
Posted by: Dr. T at January 26, 2023 07:38 PM (tp+tP)

Maturin had killed a bunch of other Micks in duels too before he met that fat Limey guy and they started sailing around with cannons.

Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 07:40 PM (1ais2)

39 And I'm glad Mama Dog got her puppies back.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 26, 2023 07:40 PM (D+F6R)

40 "Hon, you're jabbing me with your femur."

Posted by: Skeleton #2 at January 26, 2023 07:40 PM (guGkK)

41 36 The "Lovers"...

Enough with the Hunter Biden pics already!
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 26, 2023 07:39 PM (R/m4+)

Wait, that's NOT the Daily Dandario?

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 26, 2023 07:41 PM (oHd/0)

42 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at January 26, 2023 07:41 PM (Zz0t1)

43 "Honey, we're dying. There's a completely different bone I'm thinking about."

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at January 26, 2023 07:41 PM (Zz0t1)

44 /Looks at the Lovers..

MOM? DAD????

Posted by: Achmed, the Dead Terrorist at January 26, 2023 07:41 PM (oHd/0)

45 Didn't Top Gear or Grand Tour drive along the coast, it was breathtaking. And they stumbled upon a lot of ships that ran aground

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at January 26, 2023 07:41 PM (dKiJG)

46 Anthropologists determined that was two dudes, right? Because they were born that way?

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at January 26, 2023 07:41 PM (Zz0t1)

47 The castle in Germany is just breathtakingly beautiful. I want to visit there now.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 26, 2023 07:42 PM (NOYGJ)

48 The gymnast running from the cops reminds me of an old donut loving cop buddy of mine. One of the young guys was giving him grief over his weight and his reply was "Junior, I let my Glock do the running".

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at January 26, 2023 07:42 PM (lz5hY)

49 The legend live on
From the Sahara on down
of the big place they call
N-mi-bi-ahhhh
Posted by: Romeo13


Wheels trebuchet into position …

Posted by: Adriane the Critic at January 26, 2023 07:42 PM (jonTH)

50 We've seen the puppies given to the mom before, but it is still heartwarming.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 26, 2023 07:43 PM (u82oZ)

51 The castle in Germany is just breathtakingly beautiful. I want to visit there now.

Meh. It's marginally interesting. There is a nice cafe just below and to the left.

Posted by: Skeleton #2 at January 26, 2023 07:43 PM (guGkK)

52 The castle in Germany is just breathtakingly beautiful. I want to visit there now.

If you go ask to see the Sex Room. It's in the basement.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at January 26, 2023 07:45 PM (guGkK)

53 The castle in Germany is just breathtakingly beautiful. I want to visit there now.
Posted by: CaliGirl

Been there in Dec.
Don't go there in Winter.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at January 26, 2023 07:45 PM (9SywK)

54 The castle in Germany is just breathtakingly beautiful. I want to visit there now.
Posted by: CaliGirl at January 26, 2023 07:42 PM (NOYGJ)


Be warned, it's a long walk, and probably not one you'd want to make in all that snow.

Posted by: Dr. T at January 26, 2023 07:45 PM (tp+tP)

55 Neuschwanstein is not really a castle, as in a defensible fortress, its more one of those fantastical mansions built to look kind of castle-like. Its a beautiful fairy tale but is it a castle?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2023 07:46 PM (0hOvj)

56 That last video.

I'm not crying, you are!

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - Ace of Spades Ladies Brigade, plucky comic relief at January 26, 2023 07:46 PM (ThHIw)

57 The castle in Germany is just breathtakingly beautiful. I want to visit there now.
Posted by: CaliGirl

The lovely Mrs. has visited while in Germany to see her USA brother stationed there. She has told me the castle is incredibly beautiful and is everything you think a castle should be. When she was there, they were giving tours of much of the inside also.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 26, 2023 07:46 PM (qoGsy)

58 Damn, just when I was thinking of a weekend in Memphis, blues on Beale Street, great BBQ, they schedule a riot. Guess I could go over for a running gun fight on Lamar Ave.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at January 26, 2023 07:46 PM (lz5hY)

59 Couldn't guess how many tons that bridge is holding up

Posted by: Skip at January 26, 2023 07:46 PM (xhxe8)

60 Didn't Top Gear or Grand Tour drive along the coast, it was breathtaking. And they stumbled upon a lot of ships that ran aground
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at January 26, 2023 07:41 PM (dKiJG)



But the ships being that far inland means the water was further inland, no? So all this bullshit about global warming raising the seas means the seas tend to DO that shit over long periods of time, naturally, in a, say, cyclical pattern, maybe?

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at January 26, 2023 07:47 PM (Zz0t1)

61
Looks like they won't be producing court ordered Paul Pelosi tape today 'cause electronics is hard and everything.

Two possibilities: 5pm tomorrow to minimize media coverage, or,

an injunction to stop it all together.

Fuck Nathan Bedford Forrest.

Posted by: Auspex at January 26, 2023 07:47 PM (j4U/Z)

62 Must have been a Bultaco.

Posted by: Javems at January 26, 2023 07:47 PM (AmoqO)

63 Neuschwanstein is not really a castle, as in a defensible fortress, its more one of those fantastical mansions built to look kind of castle-like. Its a beautiful fairy tale but is it a castle?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2023 07:46 PM (0hOvj)


Historically, real castles had a run from the 11th century to the 15th century. Then someone invented the siege cannon and it was all over for them.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at January 26, 2023 07:47 PM (guGkK)

64 53 The castle in Germany is just breathtakingly beautiful. I want to visit there now.
Posted by: CaliGirl

Been there in Dec.
Don't go there in Winter.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at January 26, 2023 07:45 PM

It's so pretty, it doesn't look real. Some of the pictures of Switzerland that KT posts give me the same feeling, they don't look real.
I think I like the winter wonderland vibe. It doesn't snow where I live and I always think it is so pretty, until I'm cold and then I'm over it.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 26, 2023 07:47 PM (NOYGJ)

65 Willowed as it's not political boring crap to sully the Café:
Is that show (Murdoch's Mysteries) any good? I've seen it on and it looked interesting, but I figured being Canadian it had to be woke.
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The first five seasons that were made by an independent TV station are good; and the next five seasons after it was bought out by our leftist CBC are good too even though they do have the p.c. idea of a female City Coroner.

The latest seasons -- 11 to 15 -- have too much feminist, black woke crap in them even if there are some individual good episodes in 11 & 12 but I stopped watching in season 13.
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We loved watching that series -- and then a few years ago they went full retard #Woke, and we had to abandon it.
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Yep. So, first 1- or 11 seasons, okay.

I think there were two movies that were done early that I haven't seen but assume are good -- as they're based on novels.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at January 26, 2023 07:48 PM (Vwz3I)

66

The castle and surrounding area are gorgeous. One of my favorite places I visited in Europe.

Posted by: four seasons at January 26, 2023 07:48 PM (ichPI)

67 Anthropologists determined that was two dudes, right? Because they were born that way?
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at January 26, 2023 07:41 PM (Zz0t1)

How would they know!! They're anthropologists (talk about the patriarchy, wow!), not Supreme Court nominees.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 26, 2023 07:48 PM (QBaJw)

68 The cops chasing the dude is why we have K9 cops.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 26, 2023 07:49 PM (jTmQV)

69 Skip

The Florida Female Bridge team did not design it. But the Chinese QA team inspected it.

Would not go on that bridge unless people were single file.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 26, 2023 07:49 PM (u82oZ)

70 This is all fake because everything is a democrat op now, right?

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at January 26, 2023 07:50 PM (Zz0t1)

71 Althouse picks up some story of how a woman let her boyfriend pick out her wardrobe.

And you'll be shocked to know he picked tighter clothes, that were more colorful and more dresses and skirts vs pants.

Obviously it was patriarchal oppression

Posted by: 18-1 at January 26, 2023 07:50 PM (lc5cP)

72
It's so pretty, it doesn't look real. Some of the pictures of Switzerland that KT posts give me the same feeling, they don't look real.
I think I like the winter wonderland vibe. It doesn't snow where I live and I always think it is so pretty, until I'm cold and then I'm over it.
Posted by: CaliGirl

Wedding in Santa Barbara last weekend. You don't need snow to be cold!
(Including here today!)

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at January 26, 2023 07:50 PM (9SywK)

73 Is that legend true that Roman troops (little fellas) had to chaoticize their marching over bridges yo not shake the things apart?

Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 07:51 PM (1ais2)

74 Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at January 26, 2023 07:48 PM (Vwz3I)


Ah. Yeah, having a black woman as coroner in the Edwardian era is probably what put me off more than anything. I think all I've seen listed on TV are the later episodes, so unless one of the early seasons pops up I think I'll pass.

Posted by: Dr. T at January 26, 2023 07:52 PM (tp+tP)

75 I initially saw the title of this post as "Strange DONGS Cafe" and wondered what I stumbled into...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 26, 2023 07:52 PM (BpYfr)

76 The last video made me tear up.

What is wrong with people? The owner drops their sweet dog off at a shelter and takes the puppies away from her.

I love it when mama dog is so happy and thankful to the shelter worker when she is reunited with her pups.

I hope the previous owner comes across this video and it haunts them forever.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 26, 2023 07:53 PM (NpAcC)

77 AZ deplorable moron

I visited Neuschwanstein Castle in the winter, with snow falling. See the bridge in the background? I hiked to that bridge and then up the ridgeline to the left. Stunningly beautiful. Not a guardrail, warning sign, or bench in sight. We backed down after a mountain goat disputed our right to the path.

And there was a buxom redhead involved. *Wistful sigh*

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 26, 2023 07:53 PM (u82oZ)

78 You spend waaaay to much time on twatter.

Posted by: buddhaha at January 26, 2023 07:53 PM (k8kXr)

79 When a bull loves your hog.

Many of us, in our reveries, reverse that.

Posted by: David French at January 26, 2023 07:53 PM (a3Q+t)

80 73 Is that legend true that Roman troops (little fellas) had to chaoticize their marching over bridges yo not shake the things apart?
Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 07:51 PM (1ais2)

You mean avoiding resonance? That happens in more recent periods so probably.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 26, 2023 07:53 PM (eYoxG)

81 Running man is a James Bond opening wannabe. Cops, ala Biden, should have winged him for a catch a release.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at January 26, 2023 07:53 PM (oWBc3)

82 "Is that legend true..."
True. It can cause a structure to oscillate until it falls down.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 26, 2023 07:54 PM (jTmQV)

83 BOOM!

Veritas follow-up from earlier. James himself confronted the Pfizer exec, the guy absolutely snaps. Good show, O'Keefe!

Veritas Twitter link:

https://is.gd/MPEC39

Posted by: Taq, Rickrolled by Jesus at January 26, 2023 07:54 PM (YJwUM)

84 That castle is beautiful. I've never been to Europe. I'm an old Jarhead and my paid overseas trips were SE Asia and Japan. I was going to take some leave and visit Finland via military hops and Sabena, but the Old Man kinda talked me out of it "why do you want to go there when you know why we left". He was pretty sick at the time so it's a good thing I didn't go. Now, as things come to a close, I could probably afford a trip but I might as well go to Yemen or Algeria.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at January 26, 2023 07:54 PM (lz5hY)

85 Neuschwanstein is not really a castle, as in a defensible fortress, its more one of those fantastical mansions built to look kind of castle-like. Its a beautiful fairy tale but is it a castle?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2023 07:46 PM (0hOvj)

Historically, real castles had a run from the 11th century to the 15th century. Then someone invented the siege cannon and it was all over for them.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at January 26, 2023 07:47 PM (guGkK)


It's not a castle. But look--even if Ludwig II went a little crazy and nearly spent Bavaria into bankruptcy (and I'm sure that had nothing to do with his "''suicide""), I gotta admire his taste and his appreciation for architectural beauty. A century later, the thing would probably have been built out of concrete and steel and been...ugh...abstract.

Posted by: Dr. T at January 26, 2023 07:55 PM (tp+tP)

86 Damn, just when I was thinking of a weekend in Memphis, blues on Beale Street, great BBQ, they schedule a riot. Guess I could go over for a running gun fight on Lamar Ave.
Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at January 26, 2023 07:46 PM (lz5hY)

Do they still have the duck walk at The Peabody Hotel?

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 26, 2023 07:55 PM (R/m4+)

87 This is all fake because everything is a democrat op now, right?
Posted by: Sponge
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Uniparty op.

Posted by: SMH at January 26, 2023 07:55 PM (Wo4FI)

88 Yeah, any time I see old photos of people traveling by airship, I find myself wishing they were still around.

The only real drawback to airships is speed, they aren't particularly fast. But if you take them as super luxury cruisers instead of high speed transport, they'd be fine. Yeah it takes you a day to get where you are going instead of hours but its like being in a yacht.

There are companies trying to do this and it might work, depending on the economy. Cost more than you or I are likely to afford though.

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The real thing that ended the zeppelin era was that they tended to be blown like crazy in storms and hit things and get smashed into the ground. The US had a disaster with the Akron, the Brits with the R-101, and of course the Hindenburg catching on fire.

Once heavier than air craft could carry people comfortably they were a lot more durable, and float planes could even make it airfields not needed for many routes across the big oceans.

Posted by: Oldcat at January 26, 2023 07:55 PM (eoQWY)

89 I might suggest Rothenburg ob der Tauber as well (or in lieu of) the castle. It is a surviving Medieval walled city. Also has the Kriminal museum, with very interesting implements of torture. Iron Maiden (actual examples quite rare) (Dude!)

The concept of a walled city was kind of interesting. You had to pay to live there (taxes) biut afforded protection from roving mobs and highwaymen.

Note well how our perverted leaders have inverted this arrangement. No walls, let the invaders in, and you keep paying for it.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 26, 2023 07:56 PM (eIMvA)

90 You mean avoiding resonance? That happens in more recent periods so probably.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 26, 2023 07:53 PM (eYoxG)
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I believe Mythbusters tested this in one of their early episodes and discovered that there is something to this idea...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 26, 2023 07:56 PM (BpYfr)

91 80 73 Is that legend true that Roman troops (little fellas) had to chaoticize their marching over bridges yo not shake the things apart?
Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 07:51 PM (1ais2)

You mean avoiding resonance? That happens in more recent periods so probably.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 26, 2023 07:53 PM (eYoxG)

Like you I want to believe

Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 07:56 PM (1ais2)

92 Yeah, but if its the woman on the right? Looks like she is telling him NO...
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Her: He's probably thinking of other women.
Him: You know, if I used a stick to throw a stick, it'd probably go alot farther. I'll have to ask Atlatl if he can set me up with something like that.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at January 26, 2023 07:56 PM (Vwz3I)

93 I visited Neuschwanstein Castle in the winter, with snow falling. See the bridge in the background? I hiked to that bridge and then up the ridgeline to the left. Stunningly beautiful. Not a guardrail, warning sign, or bench in sight. We backed down after a mountain goat disputed our right to the path.

And there was a buxom redhead involved. *Wistful sigh*
Posted by: NaCly Dog

It is beautiful.
I walked up with a Canadian named Suleman, an Anglo Canadian, and an Australian.
All male unfortunately.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at January 26, 2023 07:57 PM (9SywK)

94 > In fact, I just read the 6th book where an American doctor is running down the Irish to Maturin's face and Aubrey (whacked out on meds at the time) breaks in to tell him he is Irish, and the guy just about dies of embarrassment.

He came off lucky.

In one of the other books, where they're visiting Australia, Maturin skewers an English lobster on the Governor's front steps. Which the lobster had passed some remarks about the Irish, as Killick would say.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 26, 2023 07:57 PM (bW8dp)

95 It's so pretty, it doesn't look real. Some of the pictures of Switzerland that KT posts give me the same feeling, they don't look real.
I think I like the winter wonderland vibe. It doesn't snow where I live and I always think it is so pretty, until I'm cold and then I'm over it.
Posted by: CaliGirl

Wedding in Santa Barbara last weekend. You don't need snow to be cold!
(Including here today!)
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at January 26, 2023 07:50 PM (9SywK)

Snow looks and feels great when its fresh. Old stale snow, not so much. Melty slush and mud, ick.

Posted by: Oldcat at January 26, 2023 07:57 PM (eoQWY)

96 86 Good question. I stopped in for that and it is a riot. I don't even know if the Peabody is still in operation. The Little Rock closed.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at January 26, 2023 07:58 PM (lz5hY)

97 Jumped her bones, I did.

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at January 26, 2023 07:58 PM (hZFXM)

98 The real thing that ended the zeppelin era was that they tended to be blown like crazy in storms and hit things and get smashed into the ground. The US had a disaster with the Akron, the Brits with the R-101, and of course the Hindenburg catching on fire.

Once heavier than air craft could carry people comfortably they were a lot more durable, and float planes could even make it airfields not needed for many routes across the big oceans.
Posted by: Oldcat at January 26, 2023 07:55 PM (eoQWY)

Horribke anti Zepplin propaganda. They commonly flew above storms in wwi.

Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 07:58 PM (1ais2)

99 Dr. T

Ludwig II spent the family fortune on 4 stunning building complexes. I've been to three of them.

No Bavarian tax dollars were involved, which is why there was no revolt. However, his noble family was quite dismayed at all the spending, and a couple of them were present when he accidentally died.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 26, 2023 07:58 PM (u82oZ)

100 91 80 73 Is that legend true that Roman troops (little fellas) had to chaoticize their marching over bridges yo not shake the things apart?
Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 07:51 PM (1ais2)

You mean avoiding resonance? That happens in more recent periods so probably.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 26, 2023 07:53 PM (eYoxG)

Like you I want to believe
Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 07:56 PM (1ais2)

We still break cadence going over bridges... at least we did in San Diego in Boot Camp... but that was Navy marching,... so...

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 26, 2023 07:58 PM (oHd/0)

101
You mean avoiding resonance? That happens in more recent periods so probably.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy
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That's silly. A bridge can't 'resonate'.

Posted by: Galloping Girtie at January 26, 2023 07:59 PM (EvGP3)

102 Veritas follow-up from earlier. James himself confronted the Pfizer exec, the guy absolutely snaps. Good show, O'Keefe!

Veritas Twitter link:

https://is.gd/MPEC39
Posted by: Taq, Rickrolled by Jesus at January 26, 2023 07:54 PM (YJwUM)


You know those stories of Mafia wiseguys in prison who get visited by cops and prosecutors and start loudly shouting at them to f*ck off and get outta here, in hopes of proving to the other inmates that they're not about to turn state's evidence so please don't whack them? Those stories?

Posted by: Dr. T at January 26, 2023 07:59 PM (tp+tP)

103 Probably already noted, but, but .......

How could a shipwreck lie that far from the coast after 100 years WHEN THE OCEANS ARE RISING!!!!!! RISING!!!!

Oh probably there's some mundane "duh" explanation, but trying to get in the spirit of the logic-, science-, and data-free era we have descended into.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 26, 2023 07:59 PM (OTzUX)

104 Well, two days ago my cell phone shit the bed and today my Kindle is refusing to recharge - and I have tried every iteration of cords, chargers, outlets, etc., with no success whatsoever.

Rebecca got a new hip, and now I'm getting a new phone AND a new Kindle. I hope there isn't anything else around here that can be replaced....

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - Ace of Spades Ladies Brigade, plucky comic relief at January 26, 2023 07:59 PM (WCoko)

105 The concept of a walled city was kind of interesting. You had to pay to live there (taxes) biut afforded protection from roving mobs and highwaymen.

Note well how our perverted leaders have inverted this arrangement. No walls, let the invaders in, and you keep paying for it.
Posted by: Common Tater at January 26, 2023 07:56 PM (eIMvA)

When Rome was strong, towns got in the habit of not having walls for a few centuries. When that began to wane the first public improvement was to tear up buildings and put up walls, then to move everyone to a new, smaller place up on a hilltop nearby.

Posted by: Oldcat at January 26, 2023 08:00 PM (eoQWY)

106 The real thing that ended the zeppelin era was that they tended to be blown like crazy in storms and hit things and get smashed into the ground. The US had a disaster with the Akron, the Brits with the R-101, and of course the Hindenburg catching on fire.


It's a function of their size. In bad weather, the bow might be in an updraft while the stern was in a downdraft.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 26, 2023 08:00 PM (yQpMk)

107 We still break cadence going over bridges... at least we did in San Diego in Boot Camp... but that was Navy marching,... so...
Posted by: Romeo13

At first I read that as "breakdance". I can see that now.

Posted by: Taq, Rickrolled by Jesus at January 26, 2023 08:01 PM (YJwUM)

108 Maturin probably switched accents for his surrounding, he spoke proper standard English with the English, and had Irish phrasing with the Irish, and at times with Aubrey and Diana, Accent marks you very tightly in Britain, moreso at that time.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 26, 2023 08:01 PM (xhaym)

109 Ludwig II spent the family fortune on 4 stunning building complexes. I've been to three of them.

No Bavarian tax dollars were involved, which is why there was no revolt. However, his noble family was quite dismayed at all the spending, and a couple of them were present when he accidentally died.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 26, 2023 07:58 PM (u82oZ)


*sigh*

I knew I was misremembering part of the story.

Just rate my previous comment "fake but accurate."

Posted by: Dr. T at January 26, 2023 08:01 PM (tp+tP)

110 Biker boy is getting cucked in the street.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at January 26, 2023 08:01 PM (Jg7EG)

111 I got to thinking about this Classified Information and Top Secret Documents debacle.

The proximate cause, is because nobody in non .military government - politicians - has to undergo or pass any sort of background check. No SF46 or any of that jazz.

Somewhere along the way, some clown decided that, by virtue of winning an election, this person has been "deemed" to have passed a background check, or some twaddle like that.

Bullshit. Everyone who wants to run for public office gets the big green weenie background check, and crawl around up their ass with a microscope.

Not many of the degenerates who've infested the body politic like ticks could ever pass a standard background check.

They should be drug tested as well. Everything we subject our military personnel to, they should get it as well.

Put them MFers in barracks. Weigh ins. Morning PT.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 26, 2023 08:02 PM (eIMvA)

112 Aubrey was a chungus Hogarthian figure

Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 08:03 PM (1ais2)

113 Almost met friends for a vacation in Namibia once. The Skeleton Coast obviously a big attraction. But too $$$ there - really no way to travel independently, and/or without some serious vehicles and equipment, so we opted for another African destination.

Did see some of Cuando Cubango province just north in Angola. That was not a vacation, but still interesting.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 26, 2023 08:03 PM (OTzUX)

114 Dr. T

You are so au courant!

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 26, 2023 08:03 PM (u82oZ)

115 100 When they would march us over to chow at Parris Island, the Drill Instructors would often say "alright ladies, let em know you're here" and march us in place for a minute or so. You could feel things shaking.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at January 26, 2023 08:03 PM (lz5hY)

116 It's a function of their size. In bad weather, the bow might be in an updraft while the stern was in a downdraft.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 26, 2023 08:00 PM (yQpMk)

Not to mention they tried to make zeppelins out of led....

Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 26, 2023 08:03 PM (Angsy)

117 He came off lucky.

Yeah, Stephen was deadly in a duel both sword and pistol. He had a bit of a rough youth. After a while it got a bit tiresome with Stephen's many excellent skills and qualities but early on he was a great character.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2023 08:04 PM (0hOvj)

118 I think all I've seen listed on TV are the later episodes, so unless one of the early seasons pops up I think I'll pass.
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Yes, a reasonable position; and there's eventually a *second* black woman coroner although she eventually turns into a "bad guy".

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at January 26, 2023 08:04 PM (Vwz3I)

119 Having 5 kitties in the house means I can't go anywhere without being bothered by at least one of them....

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 26, 2023 08:04 PM (BpYfr)

120 Not to mention they tried to make zeppelins out of led....
Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 26, 2023 08:03 PM (Angsy)


Pfft.

Posted by: An Iron Butterfly at January 26, 2023 08:05 PM (guGkK)

121 Aw, grooming video is same link as flaming tank.

Posted by: clutch cargo - Now fortified with CPM-S90V at January 26, 2023 08:05 PM (zB/T/)

122 Horribke anti Zepplin propaganda. They commonly flew above storms in wwi.
Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 07:58 PM (1ais2)


True. Actually, when bombing London, they were able to escape intercepting airplanes by outclimbing them.

Storms were more of a problem when they were taking off or mooring (and then they were a real b*tch).

Posted by: Dr. T at January 26, 2023 08:05 PM (tp+tP)

123 Yeah, Stephen was deadly in a duel both sword and pistol. He had a bit of a rough youth. After a while it got a bit tiresome with Stephen's many excellent skills and qualities but early on he was a great character.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2023 08:04 PM (0hOvj)

He just went to college in Ireland. Duel central.

Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 08:05 PM (1ais2)

124 Common Tater

*Here, Here!* Outstanding!

Alas, we are not a serious country, anymore.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 26, 2023 08:05 PM (u82oZ)

125 Actually only principals (elected officials) have background checks waived. And the rationale is the same (well, partly) as for the president having plenary classification/declassification authority.

The accountable elected officials in our system were/are supposed to be the decision-makers, the ones in charge.

Having their access to information controlled by unaccountable exec branch personnel ... obviously no bueno, in principle. So, there we are. AFAIK, all staff/horse holders/hangers on working for elected principals are subject to regular background checks etc for access to classified.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 26, 2023 08:06 PM (OTzUX)

126 We still break cadence going over bridges... at least we did in San Diego in Boot Camp... but that was Navy marching,... so...
Posted by: Romeo13


Our Homecoming parade, in high school marching band, crossed the one bridge in town, and we broke cadence while crossing it.

As a drummer, I thought we should have all wailed away at our own walking pace while crossing it, but the band director insisted on silence.

Posted by: mikeski at January 26, 2023 08:06 PM (P1f+c)

127 We still break cadence going over bridges... at least we did in San Diego in Boot Camp... but that was Navy marching,... so...

So not all that great cadence to begin with heh

And yeah, storms are a concern, although modern design airships are much more sturdy and durable than the old airbags.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2023 08:06 PM (0hOvj)

128 I was fortunate enough to see Neuschwanstein a couple of times. Once in the summer and late winter/early spring. I've recounted my encounter with a young teutonic maiden at the castle in a previous thread.

Posted by: Beartooth at January 26, 2023 08:06 PM (Ost2s)

129 Rebecca got a new hip, and now I'm getting a new phone AND a new Kindle. I hope there isn't anything else around here that can be replaced....
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas -

How's she feeling, Teresa? Hope the recovery is going well.

Posted by: Dash my lace wigs! at January 26, 2023 08:07 PM (OX9vb)

130 Yeah, Stephen was deadly in a duel both sword and pistol. He had a bit of a rough youth. After a while it got a bit tiresome with Stephen's many excellent skills and qualities but early on he was a great character.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2023 08:04 PM (0hOvj)


There's always his laudanum addiction to bring him back down to earth.

Posted by: Dr. T at January 26, 2023 08:07 PM (tp+tP)

131 He just went to college in Ireland. Duel central.

Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 08:05 PM (1ais2)

Vas you zay?

Posted by: Heidelburg at January 26, 2023 08:08 PM (Angsy)

132 Legionarries were 5' tall and ate mostly Pure fat and ealked around a lot so were skinny.

Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 08:08 PM (1ais2)

133
Yeah, Stephen was deadly in a duel both sword and pistol. He had a bit of a rough youth. After a while it got a bit tiresome with Stephen's many excellent skills and qualities but early on he was a great character.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor
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He just shot Canning (Surprise!).

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 26, 2023 08:09 PM (tf17a)

134 131 He just went to college in Ireland. Duel central.

Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 08:05 PM (1ais2)

Vas you zay?
Posted by: Heidelburg at January 26, 2023 08:08 PM (Angsy)

The micks killed each other bro not just cheek wounds saurkraut

Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 08:09 PM (1ais2)

135 Crash of the R-101 - they were flying at about 1000 ft.

At 02:00 the watch was changed, Second Officer Maurice Steff taking over the command from Irwin. R101 was at this point "flying heavy",[citation needed] relying on dynamic lift generated by forward airspeed to maintain altitude, estimated by the Board of Inquiry as at least 1,000 ft (300 m) above the ground.[77] At about 02:07 R101 went into a dive from which it slowly recovered, probably losing around 450 ft (140 m).[citation needed] As it did so Rigger S. Church, who was returning to the crew quarters to come off duty, was sent forward to release the forward emergency ballast bags,[67] which were locally controlled. This first dive was steep enough to cause A. H. Leech, the foreman engineer from Cardington, to be thrown from his seat in the smoking room and to wake Chief Electrician Arthur Disley, who was dozing in the switch room next to the chart cabin. As the airship recovered, Disley was roused by Chief Coxswain G. W. Hunt, who then went to the crew quarters, calling out, "We're down, lads" in warning.

Posted by: Oldcat at January 26, 2023 08:09 PM (eoQWY)

136 One of the guys I knew in ROTC told me about running PT in Eugene and knocking bicyclists down from the resonance when they forgot to break cadence running across one of the small bridge over Amazon creek

Resonance will break a bridge, think of the Tacoma narrows bridge

Posted by: Kindltot at January 26, 2023 08:10 PM (xhaym)

137 Not to mention they tried to make zeppelins out of led....
Posted by: OrangeEnt

Pfft.
Posted by: An Iron Butterfly


Om.

Posted by: Stone Temple Pilots at January 26, 2023 08:10 PM (jonTH)

138 There's always his laudanum addiction to bring him back down to earth.

Cocaine, later, although it was coca leaves, not the powdered concentrated stuff, so not as bad for you.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2023 08:10 PM (0hOvj)

139 AFAIK, all staff/horse holders/hangers on working for elected principals are subject to regular background checks etc for access to classified.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 26, 2023 08:06 PM (OTzUX)

I ain't ever had no background check!

Posted by: Jake, Whore Holder, er Horse Holder at Madame Orr's House at January 26, 2023 08:10 PM (Angsy)

140 An old friend of mine, gone, now in the Navy section of Omaha Forest Lawn, was a blimp crewman in WW2. ASW duty off the east coast. His stories defined the 99% boredom with maybe not terror but heart pounding excitement. He was an observer, pretty much stone deaf in one ear.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at January 26, 2023 08:10 PM (lz5hY)

141 There's always his laudanum addiction to bring him back down to earth.
Posted by: Dr. T
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He promotes the use of tobacco and coffee, so, I like him.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 26, 2023 08:10 PM (tf17a)

142 Legionarries were 5' tall and ate mostly Pure fat and ealked around a lot so were skinny.
Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 08:08 PM (1ais2)

They were vegetarians on campaign by preference. They bitched if they had to eat meat.

Posted by: Oldcat at January 26, 2023 08:10 PM (eoQWY)

143 136 One of the guys I knew in ROTC told me about running PT in Eugene and knocking bicyclists down from the resonance when they forgot to break cadence running across one of the small bridge over Amazon creek

Resonance will break a bridge, think of the Tacoma narrows bridge
Posted by: Kindltot at January 26, 2023 08:10 PM (xhaym)

Heroic "cyclist" ownage I thank them for their service.

Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 08:11 PM (1ais2)

144 Vas you zay?
Posted by: Heidelburg

Now there is a very pretty and fun place when they have the street fairs (before Christmas).
The castle is very pretty at night too.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at January 26, 2023 08:11 PM (yzHVK)

145
Wedding in Santa Barbara last weekend. You don't need snow to be cold!
(Including here today!)
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at January 26, 2023 07:50 PM

Saturday was okay until about 3:30 here, it was freezing on Sunday, really windy.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 26, 2023 08:11 PM (NOYGJ)

146 Christopher R Taylor

Nevil Shute's autobiography Slide Rule has an extended section of capitalism building the R-100, which went to Canada and back, and the UK government building the R-101, which went to a crash site in France, killing a lot of people.

Nevil Shulte Norway was very observant. Barnes Wallis, of later Dam Buster fame, was part of the R-100 effort.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 26, 2023 08:11 PM (u82oZ)

147 How could a shipwreck lie that far from the coast after 100 years WHEN THE OCEANS ARE RISING!!!!!! RISING!!!!

Oh probably there's some mundane "duh" explanation
Posted by: rhomboid


* nods *

Sandworms.

Posted by: mikeski at January 26, 2023 08:11 PM (P1f+c)

148 What gets me about the Roman legions is not just their marching all over but they would build a damned city at the end of the day, every time. I mean, good way to keep these guys out of trouble but holy crap what an undertaking.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2023 08:11 PM (0hOvj)

149 They were vegetarians on campaign by preference. They bitched if they had to eat meat.
Posted by: Oldcat at January 26, 2023 08:10 PM (eoQWY)

They ate pure fat as most calories. Fat and bread.

Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 08:12 PM (1ais2)

150 142 Legionarries were 5' tall and ate mostly Pure fat and ealked around a lot so were skinny.
Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 08:08 PM (1ais2)

They were vegetarians on campaign by preference. They bitched if they had to eat meat.
Posted by: Oldcat at January 26, 2023 08:10 PM (eoQWY)

That would seem difficult to preserve.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 26, 2023 08:12 PM (eYoxG)

151 Wel, it's far away Friday so have to leave earlier than usual
Have a great evening everyone

Posted by: Skip at January 26, 2023 08:12 PM (xhxe8)

152 The perfect meme for today https://tinyurl.com/mvus7emb

Posted by: 18-1 at January 26, 2023 08:12 PM (lc5cP)

153 148 What gets me about the Roman legions is not just their marching all over but they would build a damned city at the end of the day, every time. I mean, good way to keep these guys out of trouble but holy crap what an undertaking.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2023 08:11 PM (0hOvj)

Then they'd stab a guy in the groin and gut from behimd a shield when all you wanted to do was get naked and swing a big sword

Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 08:13 PM (1ais2)

154 Aw, grooming video is same link as flaming tank.
Posted by: clutch cargo

That was a test to find out which morons really wanted to see some grooming.

Posted by: Taq, Rickrolled by Jesus at January 26, 2023 08:13 PM (YJwUM)

155 Posted by: Heidelburg

Now there is a very pretty and fun place when they have the street fairs (before Christmas).
The castle is very pretty at night too.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at January 26, 2023 08:11 PM (yzHVK)


One of my 5 or 6 favorite cities in Germany.

Just don't go next door to Mannheim (except to change trains). Mannheim SUCKS.

Posted by: Dr. T at January 26, 2023 08:14 PM (tp+tP)

156 Wreck of the USS Akron

The Akron was on a mission the night of April 3, 1933, when it took off from its base in Lakehurst, New Jersey (later the site of the Hindenburg disaster). According to Airships.net, the Akron ran into trouble off the coast when strong updrafts and downdrafts buffeted the craft, causing its tail to hit the ocean below. Frank C. McCord, the ship's commander, was no longer able to control it, and the Akron crashed into the water. While pilot error is the generally accepted cause of the crash, we're still not sure exactly what led to such error, with speculation ranging from faulty altimeter readings to McCord accidentally piloting the plane's tail into the water while trying to escape the pull of a downdraft. Seventy-five people died that night — many of whom might have been spared had they not died overnight in the chilly water. So confident was the military in the safety of the great ship that it didn't come equipped with life jackets.

Posted by: Oldcat at January 26, 2023 08:14 PM (eoQWY)

157
You want: sex with a ten
You'd settle for: a warm smile from a five
You get: hit on by Nancy Peolosi

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at January 26, 2023 08:14 PM (CecP5)

158 One on one, the Germans would beat the crap out of Romans, but they didn't have the equipment, organization, and leadership. Ambushing the Germans they wiped out a legion or two but the Romans always won in a real battle. Same with Scots, but they were too much trouble and not worth the fight -- what's in Scotland that Rome wants??

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2023 08:14 PM (0hOvj)

159 I've recounted my encounter with a young teutonic maiden at the castle in a previous thread.
Posted by: Beartooth at January 26, 2023 08:06 PM (Ost2s)


Did you try the schnitzengruben?

Posted by: Sheriff Bart at January 26, 2023 08:15 PM (guGkK)

160 Good Lord. Tucker just showed the Jordan Walker video (the new one), and it is B-A-N-A-N-A-S.

Posted by: Dr. T at January 26, 2023 08:15 PM (tp+tP)

161 Just 10 or so years ago, from the slow lane of southbound I-5, you could still see the remaining bit of asphalt surface and part of the white painted circle for the one of the mooring masts at what was NAAS Del Mar - an ASW dirigible base on the north end of San Diego during WWII. (right next to the race track)

It was since taken out as part of an overall wetland restoration project in the area. All the Japanese sub action after February '42 was much further north, off OR/WA and BC. I think there was some ASW dirigible activity up there too? So the boys at Del Mar had a pretty quiet war I think.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 26, 2023 08:15 PM (OTzUX)

162 Knocking it out of the park with Strange Doings Cafe! So much to learn, like and laugh over. 🤗

Posted by: Lola at January 26, 2023 08:16 PM (Wxlzw)

163 Puppy video: I should be done crying by start of tomorrow's cafe.

Posted by: gp Would Like The Number For Corporate Please at January 26, 2023 08:16 PM (24fqN)

164 Saturday was okay until about 3:30 here, it was freezing on Sunday, really windy.
Posted by: CaliGirl

Reception in the carousel building on the beach started at 4pm. You know, the one without heat and roller doors and high ceilings?
Yeah, cold wind and cold temps.
Great wedding and reception though!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at January 26, 2023 08:16 PM (yzHVK)

165 158 One on one, the Germans would beat the crap out of Romans, but they didn't have the equipment, organization, and leadership. Ambushing the Germans they wiped out a legion or two but the Romans always won in a real battle. Same with Scots, but they were too much trouble and not worth the fight -- what's in Scotland that Rome wants??
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2023 08:14 PM (0hOvj)

Romans were little fellas

Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 08:16 PM (1ais2)

166 Thinking of getting my long hair cut off. After more than 50 yrs of every day, I'm sick of fixing it.

Posted by: Infidel at January 26, 2023 08:17 PM (ZEa+g)

167 Whenever Satan reminds you of your past, remind him of his future! I'm going to the Heaven that he got kicked out of, and will sing in the choir he was once a part of.

Posted by: SMH at January 26, 2023 08:17 PM (Wo4FI)

168 Romans were little fellas
Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 08:16 PM (1ais2)


Like ants.

Posted by: Hannibal Barca at January 26, 2023 08:17 PM (guGkK)

169 Romans were little fellas


They were grain fed.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 26, 2023 08:17 PM (yQpMk)

170 The snow castle is magical.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 26, 2023 08:18 PM (NpAcC)

171 We still break cadence going over bridges... at least we did in San Diego in Boot Camp... but that was Navy marching,... so...
Posted by: Romeo13


Wee-oh oh-wee-oh
My boot are heavy
My pants are tight
We-oh oh-wee-oh

Posted by: rickb223 at January 26, 2023 08:18 PM (3mtB+)

172 One on one, the Germans would beat the crap out of Romans, but they didn't have the equipment, organization, and leadership. Ambushing the Germans they wiped out a legion or two but the Romans always won in a real battle. Same with Scots, but they were too much trouble and not worth the fight -- what's in Scotland that Rome wants??
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2023 08:14 PM (0hOvj)


Dude, have you had haggis?

Posted by: Dr. T at January 26, 2023 08:18 PM (tp+tP)

173 @61

>>Two possibilities:

One possibility, a freak magnetic storm within the SFPD's data retention server room have degaused all of the 0's and 1's, specifically of the Pelosi video.

Terribly unfortunate, have a nice day.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at January 26, 2023 08:18 PM (up/3i)

174 Commuting.
Posted by: Lamont the Big Dummy


"What'cha thinkin' about?"

"You know. Sloth stuff."

Posted by: mikeski at January 26, 2023 08:18 PM (P1f+c)

175 Whenever Satan reminds you of your past, remind him of his future!
Posted by: SMH at January 26, 2023 08:17 PM (Wo4FI)


Nice.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 26, 2023 08:18 PM (yQpMk)

176 The wreck now lies 1,300 feet from the shoreline.

Pffffft.

Posted by: The Aral Puddles at January 26, 2023 08:18 PM (eOEVl)

177 Thinking of getting my long hair cut off. After more than 50 yrs of every day, I'm sick of fixing it.
Posted by: Infidel
___

Ballcap works for me...

Wait...you haven't cut your hair in 50 years?

Posted by: SMH at January 26, 2023 08:18 PM (Wo4FI)

178 Romans were little fellas

Yeah Romans were but they had legionnaires from all around their empire, especially places like Spain and France.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2023 08:19 PM (0hOvj)

179
Reception in the carousel building on the beach started at 4pm. You know, the one without heat and roller doors and high ceilings?
Yeah, cold wind and cold temps.
Great wedding and reception though!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at January 26, 2023 08:16 PM

That was a silly decision. Even in Santa Barbara it gets chilly when the sun goes down, especially in January.

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 26, 2023 08:19 PM (NOYGJ)

180 During my Marine Corps days, the salts would always call MCAS Santa Ana LTA.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at January 26, 2023 08:19 PM (lz5hY)

181 Dude, have you had haggis?
Posted by: Dr. T at January 26, 2023 08:18 PM (tp+tP)



After eating that, nothing will scare you.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 26, 2023 08:19 PM (yQpMk)

182 January wedding in an open building on the beach in Santa Barbara does not reflect good understanding of the climate.

I've marveled at open air weddings in San Diego around Valentine's Day, down on the harbor, but generally it's that much warmer/less likely to blow or rain down here. Up there that's a gutsy call.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 26, 2023 08:20 PM (OTzUX)

183 I've recounted my encounter with a young teutonic maiden at the castle in a previous thread.
Posted by: Beartooth


Schvantzstucker Castle?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 26, 2023 08:21 PM (3mtB+)

184 what's in Scotland that Rome wants??

Karen Gillan's GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGrandmother?

Posted by: Archimedes at January 26, 2023 08:21 PM (eOEVl)

185 It's a myth the wild Teutonic warrior would best a well trained Roman Centurion. It's the modern equivalent of a trained and armed "nobody" facing a random gang banger on a subway.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at January 26, 2023 08:21 PM (oWBc3)

186 The Lovers of Valdaro.

That one got me in the feels.


So why did they love Valdaro so much?

Posted by: eleven at January 26, 2023 08:21 PM (iziT8)

187 Playing chess with a cat.
Posted by: Lamont the Big Dummy


Rare. You don't often see a pawn captured en pussant.

Posted by: mikeski at January 26, 2023 08:22 PM (P1f+c)

188 Haggis is just scrapple with a bad reputation.

Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 08:22 PM (1ais2)

189 Then they'd stab a guy in the groin and gut from behimd a shield when all you wanted to do was get naked and swing a big sword
Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 08:13 PM (1ais2)

The longsword bearers had to keep wider spacing so it would usually be 2 on 1 at some point in the line. The free guy would skewer the dude attacking his buddy. Phalanxes were fairly easy meat by the time they met them because they could close inside the spearpoints using the shield then the dude would have to drop it. He did have his own sword, but he wasn't expert and had no shield.

Posted by: Oldcat at January 26, 2023 08:22 PM (eoQWY)

190 I wish all human mommies were as good to their babies as this doggy mama.

Posted by: Piper at January 26, 2023 08:22 PM (ZdaMQ)

191 Jordan Walker the Pfizer guy says everything he said was a lie. He just wanted to impress a guy so the guy would bang him in the butt. So did Walker go batshit when he realized his life was circling the drain or because he wasn't going to get butt banged. Could be both

Posted by: Smell the Glove at January 26, 2023 08:22 PM (SIn9Q)

192 Good Lord. Tucker just showed the Jordan Walker video (the new one), and it is B-A-N-A-N-A-S.
Posted by: Dr. T at January 26, 2023 08:15 PM (tp+tP)


Yep, that was a "Turn the machines back on" moment. I expect he knew exactly what he bragged about, and that he he knew exactly what he was implying.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 26, 2023 08:22 PM (xhaym)

193 Oh goodness the video of Cora and her puppies is no-joke one of the sweetest things I've ever seen.

Posted by: Did you realize you might own a Class III short barrel rifle now? at January 26, 2023 08:23 PM (ZLyax)

194 How could a shipwreck lie that far from the coast after 100 years WHEN THE OCEANS ARE RISING!!!!!! RISING!!!!

osted by: rhomboid


The shoreline moved out via windblown sand.

Things you learn from Top Gear.
IIRC Hammond got lost not wrecked there.

Posted by: DaveA at January 26, 2023 08:23 PM (FhXTo)

195 flying rocks

https://photos.app.goo.gl/w6Pi9xpzHufA5q5E9

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 26, 2023 08:23 PM (BRHaw)

196 Then they'd stab a guy in the groin and gut from behind a shield in Reno just to watch him die.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at January 26, 2023 08:24 PM (lz5hY)

197 Jordan Walker the Pfizer guy says everything he said was a lie. He just wanted to impress a guy so the guy would bang him in the butt. So did Walker go batshit when he realized his life was circling the drain or because he wasn't going to get butt banged. Could be both
Posted by: Smell the Glove at January 26, 2023 08:22 PM (SIn9Q)


See my comment @102

Posted by: Dr. T at January 26, 2023 08:24 PM (tp+tP)

198 185 It's a myth the wild Teutonic warrior would best a well trained Roman Centurion. It's the modern equivalent of a trained and armed "nobody" facing a random gang banger on a subway.
Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at January 26, 2023 08:21 PM (oWBc

Well Centurions were the baddest of the bad. The little guys fought in the maniple for a reason. Stibby stab in the gut and groin against the naked freakisnly huge Celts and Teutons.

Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 08:24 PM (1ais2)

199 185 It's a myth the wild Teutonic warrior would best a well trained Roman Centurion. It's the modern equivalent of a trained and armed "nobody" facing a random gang banger on a subway.
Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at January 26, 2023 08:21 PM (oWBc3)

Barbarian warriors weren't untrained in combat.

Duels aren't the same as fighting in formation. Someone quite proficient in the former can be untrained in the latter, or vice versa.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 26, 2023 08:25 PM (eYoxG)

200 191 Tonite he's going to impale himself on a bed of sharpened dildos tipped with mutated covid. He looks like the type to harm himself.

Posted by: gp Would Like The Number For Corporate Please at January 26, 2023 08:25 PM (24fqN)

201 It's a myth the wild Teutonic warrior would best a well trained Roman Centurion. It's the modern equivalent of a trained and armed "nobody" facing a random gang banger on a subway.
Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at January 26, 2023 08:21 PM (oWBc3)

Not so sure, even the Romans themselves respected the one on one fighting ability of the Celts and Germans. Caesar had to quell his troops from being too afraid to face them in his first encounter with them.

It was the organization and stamina that made mass battles winnable.

Posted by: Oldcat at January 26, 2023 08:25 PM (eoQWY)

202 @198 No. romanticize all,you like, but no.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at January 26, 2023 08:26 PM (oWBc3)

203 Yeah Romans were but they had legionnaires from all around their empire, especially places like Spain and France.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2023 08:19 PM (0hOvj)

Italo Celts etc were also minute men. Sertorious was a hero.

Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 08:26 PM (1ais2)

204 I imagine people not used to the Romans/Greeks would have been shocked the first time they faced them.

All these guys are in a line with shields protecting each other...where am I supposed to swing?

OWWWW...I just got stabbed in the balls, goodby cruel world

Posted by: 18-1 at January 26, 2023 08:26 PM (lc5cP)

205 163 Puppy video: I should be done crying by start of tomorrow's cafe.
Posted by: gp Would Like The Number For Corporate Please at January 26, 2023 08:16 PM (24fqN)


Same (expected, given my AoSHQ nickname). Quite the achievement to find all the puppers and reunite the family.

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at January 26, 2023 08:26 PM (B97yp)

206 The CPR slap made me laugh.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 26, 2023 08:26 PM (NpAcC)

207 what's in Scotland that Rome wants??

Karen Gillan's GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGrandmother?
Posted by: Archimedes at January 26, 2023 08:21 PM (eOEVl)


Nah, in that case everyone would be invading Scotland. Oh wait, everyone has

Posted by: Dr. T at January 26, 2023 08:27 PM (tp+tP)

208 Tossing a torch into what looks like a big receptacle for human waste.

You can duplicate this with a bottle of 151 rum.
It's amusing either way til someone pulls a Richard Pryor.

Posted by: DaveA at January 26, 2023 08:27 PM (FhXTo)

209 202 @198 No. romanticize all,you like, but no.
Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at January 26, 2023 08:26 PM (oWBc3)

Thanks man.

Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 08:28 PM (1ais2)

210 Thinking of getting my long hair cut off. After more than 50 yrs of every day, I'm sick of fixing it.
Posted by: Infidel


When my grandmother went to college about 1920 she bobbed her very long hair to be fashionable. I expect it was so momentous to her and her family that she kept the hair in a net in her bureau until she died.
(Then dad kept it in his office until HE died and now I have to figure out what to do with a 100 year old net of my grandmother's hair)

Will you give yours away?

Posted by: Kindltot at January 26, 2023 08:28 PM (xhaym)

211 flying rocks

Are moved by the occasional rain to ice to wind driven ice sheets.

Posted by: DaveA at January 26, 2023 08:28 PM (FhXTo)

212 Holy cow, Our Betters are actively scrubbing the Black Gay Let's Have the Buttsex Pfizer "Directed evolution" guy from real life as we speak.

https://tinyurl.com/2zu9qg6d

His internet presence is gone. He is being presented as not an employee and maybe not even a real person.

Posted by: Did you realize you might own a Class III short barrel rifle now? at January 26, 2023 08:28 PM (ZLyax)

213 I've long said that not even Democrats like Biden. He was like in 5th place in the primary before he was first. That whole thing was stolen. He never tipped 1% when running before and he was the butt of jokes from Democrats about being sooo dumb especially in comparison with Obama.

Posted by: blaster at January 26, 2023 08:29 PM (pwExq)

214 I wish all human mommies were as good to their babies as this doggy mama.
Posted by: Piper
------

Mine was. I've often wondered what she must have felt the day that I kissed her on the cheek, and headed off to the Army, and now I can't ask her.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 26, 2023 08:29 PM (tf17a)

215 what's in Scotland that Rome wants??

Karen Gillan's GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGrandmother?


As a natural redhead (I think?) she'd have Viking ancestors right?

Posted by: 18-1 at January 26, 2023 08:29 PM (lc5cP)

216 Georgia Governor Brian Kemp Declares State of Emergency to Deal With Atlanta’s Democrat Domestic Terrorists

fuck you

now do elections

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 26, 2023 08:29 PM (BRHaw)

217 War is a team sport, not an individual effort.

Posted by: Marcus Aurelius at January 26, 2023 08:29 PM (SXUVu)

218 I imagine people not used to the Romans/Greeks would have been shocked the first time they faced them.

All these guys are in a line with shields protecting each other...where am I supposed to swing?

OWWWW...I just got stabbed in the balls, goodby cruel world
Posted by: 18-1 at January 26, 2023 08:26 PM (lc5cP)

yeah the defenders of Masada, on top of a vertical mountain in a desert, likely first laughed at what could the Romans do to them up there hundreds of feet in the air with water?

answer: wall them in, build a huge ramp up the side of the mountain in a matter of weeks, rachet a tower up the ramp to overlook their wall, and it was all over for them

Posted by: Oldcat at January 26, 2023 08:29 PM (eoQWY)

219 Not so sure, even the Romans themselves respected the one on one fighting ability of the Celts and Germans. Caesar had to quell his troops from being too afraid to face them in his first encounter with them.

Yeah Caesar talks about it in his account of the wars, the Germans etc were terrifying to face, but discipline, equipment, maneuvering, and training won out.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2023 08:29 PM (0hOvj)

220 That was a silly decision. Even in Santa Barbara it gets chilly when the sun goes down, especially in January.
Posted by: CaliGirl

January wedding in an open building on the beach in Santa Barbara does not reflect good understanding of the climate.

Posted by: rhomboid

I agree with both of you.

Bride grew up there; but, has been out of the area for years.
It was cold and windy inside the building and we left before the real festivities tuned up.


Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at January 26, 2023 08:29 PM (9SywK)

221 Murdoch's Inspector ...
||Brackenreid has a tendency to fall for the latest in patent medicine and has taken Laudanum, morphine, cocaine, and Heroin, all for innocent pain management problems.||
... like taking over-the-counter Heroin for his toothache. [Marketed by Bayer in 1895, apparently.]

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at January 26, 2023 08:30 PM (Vwz3I)

222 You're a Centurion, and sustain a grievous wound. Your comrades put out the call "Corpsman". He rushes to your side, disembowels a chicken, looks at the guts and tells you everything will be OK.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at January 26, 2023 08:30 PM (lz5hY)

223 It's a myth the wild Teutonic warrior would best a well trained Roman Centurion. It's the modern equivalent of a trained and armed "nobody" facing a random gang banger on a subway.
Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at January 26, 2023 08:21 PM (oWBc3)


Hadrian's wall was built for a reason, and that was just against the Picts.

And of course there was Arminius and Varus.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 26, 2023 08:31 PM (xhaym)

224 Oh, so long as we're here, do you know who else uses the term "directed evolution"?

Transhumanists.

Transhumanists use the term "directed evolution".

It's fascinating that the company making mRNA injections uses it, too.

Posted by: Did you realize you might own a Class III short barrel rifle now? at January 26, 2023 08:31 PM (ZLyax)

225 Ah, the boat ship from The Grand Tour! Jeremy Clarkson took a whiz on the side of it.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 26, 2023 08:31 PM (6VKyY)

226 213 I've long said that not even Democrats like Biden. He was like in 5th place in the primary before he was first. That whole thing was stolen. He never tipped 1% when running before and he was the butt of jokes from Democrats about being sooo dumb especially in comparison with Obama.
Posted by: blaster at January 26, 2023 08:29 PM (pwExq)

gay pete
liawatha
dimwit

It was the fucking short bus

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 26, 2023 08:31 PM (BRHaw)

227 202 @198 No. romanticize all,you like, but no.
Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at January 26, 2023 08:26 PM (oWBc3)

I assume this is actually meant for my post, but if we were to use martial artists as an example, they don't make for a good army. Conventionally soldiers trained to fight in formations receive no particular training for duels.

Various more disorganized tribes tend to focus very heavily on duels as part of asserting status and prowess.

Or if we were to use another analogy, Tae Kwon Do is a proper martial arts for duels and boxing is a very watered down near martial arts. But if you force them to operate by boxing rules the person who practices Tae Kwon Do would lose.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 26, 2023 08:31 PM (eYoxG)

228 202 @198 No. romanticize all,you like, but no.
Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at January 26, 2023 08:26 PM (oWBc3)

Wait. You seem insane. But I was trying to agree. Csnturions were the elite fighters. More than a match for a Teuton one on one. But the avg legionarry? Nah.

Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 08:31 PM (1ais2)

229 I wish all human mommies were as good to their babies as this doggy mama.

Mine is. Moving her into the house sometime this year, once we get some work done and clean out Joel's room. She's become the sweet little old lady everyone loves.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2023 08:31 PM (0hOvj)

230 His internet presence is gone. He is being presented as not an employee and maybe not even a real person.
Posted by: Did you realize you might own a Class III short barrel rifle now? at January 26, 2023 08:28 PM (ZLyax)


There is no Jordan Walker, there never was a Jordan Walker, and we have always been at war with Eastasia.

Posted by: ABCNNBCBS at January 26, 2023 08:31 PM (tp+tP)

231 He rushes to your side, disembowels a chicken, looks at the guts and tells you everything will be OK.

Uh, you gonna finish that chicken?

Posted by: Soldiers everywhere at January 26, 2023 08:32 PM (lc5cP)

232 Pfizer "Directed evolution"

Did any of you Morons point out that updated non-sterilizing shots into a population suffering variants is UnDirected evolution.

Posted by: DaveA at January 26, 2023 08:32 PM (FhXTo)

233 212 At end of that article, author capitulates to new evidence gathered here:
https://tinyurl.com/3c72vwrm

Posted by: gp Would Like The Number For Corporate Please at January 26, 2023 08:33 PM (24fqN)

234 His internet presence is gone. He is being presented as not an employee and maybe not even a real person.
Posted by: Did you realize you might own a Class III short barrel rifle now? at January 26, 2023 08:28 PM (ZLyax)


That way it'll be much easier to forget about him once he disappears.

Posted by: Dr. T at January 26, 2023 08:33 PM (tp+tP)

235 232 Pfizer "Directed evolution"

Did any of you Morons point out that updated non-sterilizing shots into a population suffering variants is UnDirected evolution.
Posted by: DaveA at January 26, 2023 08:32 PM (FhXTo)

Directed Evolution... in other words they believe they are God.

Hubris, comes before Nemesis.

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 26, 2023 08:33 PM (oHd/0)

236 But if you force them to operate by boxing rules the person who practices Tae Kwon Do would lose.

Yeah, martial arts are cool as hell but they are pretty much designed to fight other guys using the same martial arts. There are some newer ones coming out that are more effective (basically MMA) but you put a kung fu master up against an equally trained master of, say, Krav Maga, both are gonna get really torn up.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2023 08:34 PM (0hOvj)

237 As a natural redhead (I think?) she'd have Viking ancestors right?
Posted by: 18-1 at January 26, 2023 08:29 PM (lc5cP)

The Aryan periphery were redheads. The Aryans were likely Udmurt level reds.

Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 08:34 PM (1ais2)

238 Directed Evolution... in other words they believe they are God.

Hubris, comes before Nemesis.
Posted by: Romeo13 at January 26, 2023 08:33 PM (oHd/0

I wish Nemesis would get on with it.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 26, 2023 08:34 PM (6VKyY)

239 Veritas follow-up from earlier. James himself confronted the Pfizer exec, the guy absolutely snaps. Good show, O'Keefe!

Veritas Twitter link:

https://is.gd/MPEC39
Posted by: Taq, Rickrolled by Jesus at January 26, 2023 07:54 PM (YJwUM)
---

The shrieking and uptalk belong in a gay slapfight video. This is just bizarre.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at January 26, 2023 08:34 PM (Dc2NZ)

240 And I'll admit... I was surprised that this was all a GAY honey trap.

Well played...

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 26, 2023 08:35 PM (oHd/0)

241 Public Service Announcement about a topic in the previous thread: Iodized Salt.

No pure edible salts contains iodine. Iodized salt is produced by spraying edible salt with a potassium iodate or potassium iodide solution. Typically, then dextrose is added as a stabilizer to prevent potassium iodide from oxidizing and evaporating. Anti-caking agents such as calcium silicate are also commonly added to table salt to prevent clumping.

Sea salt and Himalayan salt and all other edible salts do not naturally contain iodine. If iodine is added, it will labeled as containing iodine.

Posted by: Gref at January 26, 2023 08:35 PM (AMIL/)

242 Did any of you Morons point out that updated non-sterilizing shots into a population suffering variants is UnDirected evolution.

No, but I pointed out that "directed evolution" is just... intelligent design.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2023 08:35 PM (0hOvj)

243 229 Mine is. Moving her into the house sometime this year, once we get some work done and clean out Joel's room. She's become the sweet little old lady everyone loves.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2023 08:31 PM (0hOvj

Enjoy every second with her. Every last one. Because even with that, it won’t be long enough.

Posted by: Piper at January 26, 2023 08:35 PM (ZdaMQ)

244 237 As a natural redhead (I think?) she'd have Viking ancestors right?
Posted by: 18-1 at January 26, 2023 08:29 PM (lc5cP)

The Aryan periphery were redheads. The Aryans were likely Udmurt level reds.
Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 08:34 PM (1ais2)

Vanir etc etc.

Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 08:36 PM (1ais2)

245 That puppy momma is so happy.

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at January 26, 2023 08:36 PM (CecP5)

246 Iodized salt and enriched wheat flour were two innovations that actually had sound public health rationales and worked.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 26, 2023 08:37 PM (OTzUX)

247 "Directed Evolution... in other words they believe they are God."

Their method sounds like plain old selective breeding to me. With lethal viruses, but nothing scientifically novel.

Posted by: gp Would Like The Number For Corporate Please at January 26, 2023 08:37 PM (24fqN)

248 There are some newer ones coming out that are more effective (basically MMA) but you put a kung fu master up against an equally trained master of, say, Krav Maga, both are gonna get really torn up.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2023 08:34 PM (0hOvj)

Yup, great video out there of a Kung Fu 'Master' walking into an MMA gym... and after disrespecting them, getting his ass whomped.

Any martial art that has 'rules' to fight by, will eventually lose to one who says a real fight, has no rules.

The Martial Way.

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 26, 2023 08:37 PM (oHd/0)

249 Speaking of Bultacos, I refurbished a Montessa 250 motocrosser I used to race and sold it to a buddy in ~1985 for $250.00. Just saw where one sold at a Mecum auction a couple of years ago for $11,000. Oh well.

Family motto is "Oh Well".

Posted by: Javems at January 26, 2023 08:37 PM (AmoqO)

250 236 But if you force them to operate by boxing rules the person who practices Tae Kwon Do would lose.

Yeah, martial arts are cool as hell but they are pretty much designed to fight other guys using the same martial arts. There are some newer ones coming out that are more effective (basically MMA) but you put a kung fu master up against an equally trained master of, say, Krav Maga, both are gonna get really torn up.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2023 08:34 PM (0hOvj)

So help me either you guys start talking about Jap swords...

Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 08:37 PM (1ais2)

251 236 There's a Krav Mag dojo, or whatever they call it, locally, and I wonder if you can come in to just see the action. I'm impressed with some of the stuff on YouTube that I can't do anymore, but a lot seems to be kick him in the nuts and break his neck. Nuttin fancy.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at January 26, 2023 08:38 PM (lz5hY)

252 You're a Centurion, and sustain a grievous wound. Your comrades put out the call "Corpsman". He rushes to your side, disembowels a chicken, looks at the guts and tells you everything will be OK.
Posted by: bill in arkansas

I'm a bit surprised the Corpsman didn't suggest a handful of Motrin and a couple of canteens. "Yeah, that spurting blood? It'll stop eventually."

Posted by: Tonypete at January 26, 2023 08:38 PM (qoGsy)

253 Enjoy every second with her. Every last one. Because even with that, it won’t be long enough.

I know and there won't be many more moments. She's fading, I can see it and it breaks my heart. Dad died over 30 years ago and I still miss him dearly.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2023 08:38 PM (0hOvj)

254 Joking aside if you can, has anyone here heard of PDA?

Its a disorder, mainly in Britain so far, but here more and more, related to autism.

What do you know about it?

Friend of a friend has a kid and is convinced the kid is PDA.

Strange, cloudy type of "disorder". Not very well defined IMO. Having some problems digesting this because it's fucked.

Posted by: ... at January 26, 2023 08:39 PM (BXxcV)

255 LOL, somebody has a meme already:

#LiedSuddenly

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at January 26, 2023 08:39 PM (Dc2NZ)

256 Yeah Caesar talks about it in his account of the wars, the Germans etc were terrifying to face, but discipline, equipment, maneuvering, and training won out.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2023 08:29 PM (0hOvj)


Caesar had a good motive to talk up the people he was killing and robbing in Gaul, so take some aspects of the Commentaries with a grain of salt.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 26, 2023 08:39 PM (yQpMk)

257 247 "Directed Evolution... in other words they believe they are God."

Their method sounds like plain old selective breeding to me. With lethal viruses, but nothing scientifically novel.
Posted by: gp Would Like The Number For Corporate Please at January 26, 2023 08:37 PM (24fqN)

Agreed, right up until you can see gene sequences... and decide what will breed, with what.

Lets breed a Velociraptor with a Tyrannosaurus Rex, just to see how dangerous it is.

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 26, 2023 08:39 PM (oHd/0)

258 Will you give yours away?
Posted by: Kindltot at

Hoping to give to Locks of Love. (is that the place for cancer patient wigs?)

Posted by: Infidel at January 26, 2023 08:39 PM (ZEa+g)

259 "Yeah, that spurting blood? It'll stop eventually."

He's not wrong.

Posted by: Archimedes at January 26, 2023 08:39 PM (eOEVl)

260 SF open-area vids are really gonna sink Kensington 'likes', for sure.

I remember the first time I happened on to Kensington stuff and I.could.not.believe.it.

Klown World really is all-enveloping.

Posted by: micky at January 26, 2023 08:40 PM (3byMq)

261 MMA looks to be turning into boxing.

Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 08:40 PM (1ais2)

262 Anyone who was around Biden going back to his arrival in DC knows he was one of the dumbest, least respected, most mocked buffoons - for DECADES. His selection as VP candidate in 2008 was redundant confirmation the country had slipped off the cracker, at least as far as national politics (Obama and McCain being candidates being the larger more important indicator).

He's dumb, nasty, and as VP/after became the most corrupt high-level national political figure probably in a century (if one limits the definition to good, ol' fashioned, yet crude and clumsy and brazen, kinds of corruption).

Posted by: rhomboid at January 26, 2023 08:40 PM (OTzUX)

263 250 236 But if you force them to operate by boxing rules the person who practices Tae Kwon Do would lose.

Yeah, martial arts are cool as hell but they are pretty much designed to fight other guys using the same martial arts. There are some newer ones coming out that are more effective (basically MMA) but you put a kung fu master up against an equally trained master of, say, Krav Maga, both are gonna get really torn up.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2023 08:34 PM (0hOvj)

So help me either you guys start talking about Jap swords...
Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 08:37 PM (1ais2)

Wildly overrated! Better than what else the Japanese generally had access to, but compared to contemporaries they tended to lack quality. Their armor sucked.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 26, 2023 08:40 PM (eYoxG)

264 "Yeah, that spurting blood? It'll stop eventually."
Posted by: Tonypete at January 26, 2023 08:38 PM (qoGsy)



It always does.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 26, 2023 08:41 PM (yQpMk)

265 252 APCs and you better take some salt tabs.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at January 26, 2023 08:41 PM (lz5hY)

266 Is that a femur in your pocket or are just happy to see me?

Posted by: Diogenes at January 26, 2023 08:41 PM (anj39)

267 So help me either you guys start talking about Jap swords

Eh, they're just sabers. Nicely made sabers, but they aren't magical and supernatural. Katanas have gotten this overblown aura of mystique and power but they're not materially better than a similarly-made arming sword (and yes, they had folded steel and damascus in medieval Europe). The designs are what make the difference; better at some things, worse at others.

I am far from an expert and have never wielded an actual sword in any manner, but from my observation it appears that sabers are the ultimate lightly- or un- armored sword design.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2023 08:41 PM (0hOvj)

268 Yeah, martial arts are cool as hell but they are pretty much designed to fight other guys using the same martial arts. There are some newer ones coming out that are more effective (basically MMA) but you put a kung fu master up against an equally trained master of, say, Krav Maga, both are gonna get really torn up.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2023 08:34 PM (0hOvj)

So help me either you guys start talking about Jap swords...
Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 08:37 PM (1ais2)

/Looks at the new Longsword...

Welll......

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 26, 2023 08:41 PM (oHd/0)

269 Wildly overrated! Better than what else the Japanese generally had access to, but compared to contemporaries they tended to lack quality. Their armor sucked.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 26, 2023 08:40 PM (eYoxG)

Jfc you ppl just can't help yourselves.

Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 08:42 PM (1ais2)

270 I DID NOT WANT TO TALK TO SWORDCUCKS

i thought that was clear?

Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 08:43 PM (1ais2)

271 *pulls out longbow*

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 26, 2023 08:43 PM (yQpMk)

272 Caesar had a good motive to talk up the people he was killing and robbing in Gaul, so take some aspects of the Commentaries with a grain of salt.
Posted by: G'rump928(c)

Sea salt or iodized?

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at January 26, 2023 08:43 PM (yzHVK)

273 Veritas Twitter link:

https://is.gd/MPEC39
Posted by: Taq, Rickrolled by Jesus at January 26, 2023 07:54 PM (YJwUM)

LMFAO.

Little faggot cocksucking buttfucker gets butthurt when his actions are replayed for him. It astounds me that fecephiliacs like this can be given such positions, and that they descend into crying jags and entitlement attitudes when confronted.

Complete lack of proper values and morality with these people.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 26, 2023 08:43 PM (ufFY8)

274 Caesar had a good motive to talk up the people he was killing and robbing in Gaul

Meh, Romans never seemed to care about the feelings or politics of who they were conquering and looting. Every historian I've read considers Caesar's accounts to be very, very accurate.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2023 08:43 PM (0hOvj)

275 Caesar had a good motive to talk up the people he was killing and robbing in Gaul, so take some aspects of the Commentaries with a grain of salt.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 26, 2023 08:39 PM (yQpMk)

Sure, but the Gauls had asked Ariovistus to help them with a tribal scuffle shortly before and the lot of them couldn't get him to leave. The strongest Gallic Tribe the Helvetii were bugging out to the Atlantic coast to get away when Caesar got in the way in his first year. After defeating them he took a quick march into the Rhineland area to toss the Germans out, and after that it was Caesar that the Gauls couldn't get to leave.

Posted by: Oldcat at January 26, 2023 08:44 PM (eoQWY)

276 261 MMA looks to be turning into boxing.
Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 08:40 PM (1ais2)
----
Yep. Because if you're a really good striker, all you have to be is a so-so grappler - enough to dodge takedowns and grapple to a stalemate and not get submitted. Eventually the ref will stand you both back up and you can go back to striking.

Posted by: ballistic at January 26, 2023 08:45 PM (oXNqT)

277 Every historian I've read considers Caesar's accounts to be very, very accurate.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2023 08:43 PM (0hOvj)

Not Geoffrey of Monmouth!

Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 08:45 PM (1ais2)

278 i thought that was clear?

Door's right there. A lot of us like history, military, and weaponry.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2023 08:45 PM (0hOvj)

279 I am far from an expert and have never wielded an actual sword in any manner, but from my observation it appears that sabers are the ultimate lightly- or un- armored sword design.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2023 08:41 PM (0hOvj)

Rapiers for foot single combat. Sabers were for horse.

But both were shite against armor.

And yeah... been playing with swords in competition for over 35 years.

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 26, 2023 08:45 PM (oHd/0)

280 "Directed Evolution... in other words they believe they are God."
__

These people do think they are gods.

https://youtu.be/7iqtSWBgIkI?t=262

They want the power to overcome death, and create life.

Posted by: SMH at January 26, 2023 08:45 PM (Wo4FI)

281

When a bull loves your hog
In the mid morning fog
That's amore

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 26, 2023 08:46 PM (63Dwl)

282 I’m watching a Rockford Files season 1, episode 15 called Profit&Loss and I’m getting a distinct Deep State / corporatist vibe.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at January 26, 2023 08:46 PM (t+CmI)

283 *laughung hysterically*

Swordcucks smdh

Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 08:46 PM (1ais2)

284 Any martial art that has 'rules' to fight by, will eventually lose to one who says a real fight, has no rules.

The Martial Way.

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 26, 2023 08:37 PM (oHd/0)

Rules?! In a knife fight?

Posted by: Harvey Logan at January 26, 2023 08:47 PM (Angsy)

285 >>>Some of these videos may be fake, but I'm Lamont the Big Dummy. I get tricked by faked videos.

Oh no. A preemptive alibi. This could get bad.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at January 26, 2023 08:47 PM (gv7Yb)

286 Also boxing is, from a cardio/conditioning standpoint, somewhat to significantly easier than grappling, so it's a better use of energy in a sanctioned MMA fight.

Posted by: ballistic at January 26, 2023 08:47 PM (oXNqT)

287 256 Yeah Caesar talks about it in his account of the wars, the Germans etc were terrifying to face, but discipline, equipment, maneuvering, and training won out.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2023 08:29 PM (0hOvj)

As has been said often, individual warriors will defeat individual soldiers, if comparably armed. But organized Armies can easily defeat groups of poorly organized warriors.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 26, 2023 08:47 PM (r46W7)

288 Hubris, comes before Nemesis.
Posted by: Romeo13 at January 26, 2023 08:33 PM (oHd/0)


Hubris, Nemesis, Synthesis? or is it Hysterisis? I can never remember

Posted by: Kindltot at January 26, 2023 08:47 PM (xhaym)

289 What've the Romans ever done for us??

Posted by: Judean Peoples' Front at January 26, 2023 08:47 PM (OTzUX)

290 282 I’m watching a Rockford Files season 1, episode 15 called Profit&Loss and I’m getting a distinct Deep State / corporatist vibe.
Posted by: MAGA_Ken at January 26, 2023 08:46 PM (t+CmI)

Best show ever!

Yeah. There's lots of weird stuff in the backgdound

Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 08:47 PM (1ais2)

291 Howdy Hordelings! Spending some time in Cape Cod this weekend. Anyone close by?

Posted by: Doof at January 26, 2023 08:48 PM (i5gk+)

292 Not Geoffrey of Monmouth!
Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 08:45 PM (1ais2)

Not that guy! Total dick.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 26, 2023 08:48 PM (6VKyY)

293 Caesar had a good motive to talk up the people he was killing and robbing in Gaul.


As he was ransacking the fruitlands, the centurians were heard to say, "We have come to seize your berries, not to praise them."

Posted by: Diogenes at January 26, 2023 08:48 PM (anj39)

294 The shipwreck on the beach...isn't the sea supposed to be rising because cars, cows and conservatives heating the up the planet? Or is Al Gore really full of crap?

Posted by: Erik In Texas at January 26, 2023 08:48 PM (XFDlI)

295 These people are demented assholes.

Posted by: DOJ at January 26, 2023 08:48 PM (ZqJGw)

296 >>>Tossing a torch into what looks like a big receptacle for human waste..

Lighting a collective fart, if you will.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at January 26, 2023 08:49 PM (gv7Yb)

297 Well, goodnight. I'll leave you folks with this. A katana vs a broadsword, fight stopped by a 9mm or a 45 acp. With backup from a crossbow or long bow. Discuss. Goodnight.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at January 26, 2023 08:49 PM (lz5hY)

298 Caesar had a good motive to talk up the people he was killing and robbing in Gaul

Meh, Romans never seemed to care about the feelings or politics of who they were conquering and looting. Every historian I've read considers Caesar's accounts to be very, very accurate.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 26, 2023 08:43 PM (0hOvj)

Given that the Germans had wiped out three large Roman armies virtually to the man in the several decades before JC was born, and Marius was elected consul 5 times in a row to deal with them is also good evidence that Germans at least were nothing to sniff at. Romans still remembered Brennus the Gaul capturing Rome a few hundred years before that. The leader that ended the threat of both peoples was a big deal.

There's only so much spin Caesar could put on the Gallic wars. His enemies were looking for something actionable the whole time.

Posted by: Oldcat at January 26, 2023 08:49 PM (eoQWY)

299 284 Any martial art that has 'rules' to fight by, will eventually lose to one who says a real fight, has no rules.

The Martial Way.

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 26, 2023 08:37 PM (oHd/0)

Rules?! In a knife fight?
Posted by: Harvey Logan at January 26, 2023 08:47 PM (Angsy)

Exactly. True story. I took up the sword after a Knife fight I 'sorta' won in Hong Kong. Got scars on my arms, but even through a leather jacket... yeah... still got scars.

So decided the martial arts I was studying, did not really help against weapons in the real world... so started to 'play' in other arenas.

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 26, 2023 08:49 PM (oHd/0)

300 off old sock

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at January 26, 2023 08:49 PM (ZqJGw)

301 rhomboid

This is all known about Biden. But unpublished. Although the Washingtonian, in it's annual Senate issue, raked Biden over hot coals. Until they were told to shut up.
The Hill Rats I knew all had stories of how stupid and venal Biden was. Unpublished.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 26, 2023 08:49 PM (u82oZ)

302 286 Also boxing is, from a cardio/conditioning standpoint, somewhat to significantly easier than grappling, so it's a better use of energy in a sanctioned MMA fight.
Posted by: ballistic at January 26, 2023 08:47 PM (oXNqT)

Cool. I am a boxing guy and not MMA guy. Seems my take was not just bias. That is exactly what I saw.

It's a rules thing not a punching better than grappling thing to my eyes.

Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 08:50 PM (1ais2)

303 Howdy Hordelings! Spending some time in Cape Cod this weekend. Anyone close by?
Posted by: Doof

Define 'close'...

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at January 26, 2023 08:50 PM (yzHVK)

304 >Oh, so long as we're here, do you know who else uses the term "directed evolution"?

Posted by: Did you realize you might own a Class III short barrel rifle now? at January 26, 2023 08:31 PM (ZLyax)

The Bene Gesserit?

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen at January 26, 2023 08:50 PM (n0YQQ)

305 bill in arkansas,

Have a great night.

I like "Up 200. Fire for effect. "

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 26, 2023 08:51 PM (u82oZ)

306 295 These people are demented assholes.
Posted by: DOJ at January 26, 2023 08:48 PM (ZqJGw)

Whoah easy on the swordcucks pls whew

Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 08:51 PM (1ais2)

307 what is Kensington? just curious.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 26, 2023 08:51 PM (r46W7)

308 All this martial talk makes me think you guys know nothing of the finest and most pure combat there is.

Sumo

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at January 26, 2023 08:51 PM (cupoy)

309 Exactly. True story. I took up the sword after a Knife fight I 'sorta' won in Hong Kong. Got scars on my arms, but even through a leather jacket... yeah... still got scars.

So decided the martial arts I was studying, did not really help against weapons in the real world... so started to 'play' in other arenas.
Posted by: Romeo13 at January 26, 2023 08:49 PM (oHd/0)

There's specific training and techniques to deal with knives while unarmed, but unless you've trained in that specific thing most of what you learned isn't going to be that effective. Not useless, but not great either.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 26, 2023 08:51 PM (eYoxG)

310 Indiana Jones ended the usefulness of swords.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 26, 2023 08:51 PM (6VKyY)

311 Howdy Hordelings! Spending some time in Cape Cod this weekend. Anyone close by?
Posted by: Doof

Define 'close'...
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at January 26, 2023 08:50 PM (yzHVK)


You ain't it!!

Posted by: Doof at January 26, 2023 08:52 PM (i5gk+)

312 Holy cow, Our Betters are actively scrubbing the Black Gay Let's Have the Buttsex Pfizer "Directed evolution" guy from real life as we speak.
--------
Google has been censoring attempts to look up the article/tweets all day as well.

@DrEliDavid · 18h
@Project_Veritas exposed what's probably the most important story on Pfizer and Covid. But if you Google it, you get this:
---------
Gain of Fauci @DschlopesIsBack · 20h
Every single time Google does this you can guarantee that the thing being searched is actually legitimate...

Censorship exposes them even more.
https://tinyurl.com/mwfzdjzp

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at January 26, 2023 08:52 PM (Vwz3I)

313 Howdy Hordelings! Spending some time in Cape Cod this weekend. Anyone close by?
Posted by: Doof

Keep your soap on a rope there.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at January 26, 2023 08:52 PM (ZqJGw)

314 The Bene Gesserit?
Posted by: Dworkin Barimen at January 26, 2023 08:50 PM (n0YQQ)

Ok, I LOLed

Posted by: Gom Jabbar at January 26, 2023 08:52 PM (ufFY8)

315 So the Pfizer guy is claiming that he lied to impress his date.

Now...this is something men will do on a date but...you lie by claiming to be a higher title or manage more people or whatever.

You don't impress your date by saying you are breaking the law and might accidentally unleash a plague on humanity while injecting people with poison. Or, at least, I don't want to meet the person that would want to have sex with you over that.

Posted by: Soldiers everywhere at January 26, 2023 08:52 PM (lc5cP)

316
Given that the Germans had wiped out three large Roman armies virtually to the man in the several decades before JC was born, and Marius was elected consul 5 times in a row to deal with them is also good evidence that Germans at least were nothing to sniff at. Romans still remembered Brennus the Gaul capturing Rome a few hundred years before that. The leader that ended the threat of both peoples was a big deal.

There's only so much spin Caesar could put on the Gallic wars. His enemies were looking for something actionable the whole time.
Posted by: Oldcat at January 26, 2023 08:49 PM (eoQWY)

Yeah. Mostly. But the Roman military had collapsed pre-Marius. Evsn Sulla had to create an army in Asia. Marius of course brillianrt reformer. Sulla brilliant improviser.

Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 08:52 PM (1ais2)

317 Aikido deals with disarming people.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 26, 2023 08:52 PM (6VKyY)

318 NaCly and I was speaking from that perspective, having seen him mocked (for good reason) on my 2nd job out of college (first time exposed to him), when he was still new.

As much as anyone without previous direct experience could/should be appalled that someone like that could become president, actually having been around him for many years and knowing what a toxic ridiculous non-entity he was leaves one with no words and a radically changed view of the country.

Posted by: Judean Peoples' Front at January 26, 2023 08:53 PM (OTzUX)

319 Tomorrow Project Veritas rips the cover off of Roswell, the JFK, MLK, RFK assassinations, moon landings, TWA 800, 9-11, Vegas massacre.

Send a donation: projectveritas.com

Posted by: gp Would Like The Number For Corporate Please at January 26, 2023 08:53 PM (24fqN)

320 There's specific training and techniques to deal with knives while unarmed, but unless you've trained in that specific thing most of what you learned isn't going to be that effective. Not useless, but not great either.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 26, 2023 08:51 PM (eYoxG)

Key when they have a knife, and you do not... is to understand you WILL GET CUT.

Just make sure it's somewhere that is not important. But like a gun, a knife is not an auto death sentence.

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 26, 2023 08:53 PM (oHd/0)

321 >>>When a bull loves your hog.

Come on... don't just lay there.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at January 26, 2023 08:54 PM (gv7Yb)

322 "what is Kensington?"

Posh neighborhood in London.

Posted by: gp Would Like The Number For Corporate Please at January 26, 2023 08:54 PM (24fqN)

323 Knife fighting seems a horrible idea and I choose not to participate.

Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 08:55 PM (1ais2)

324 On the one hand the Veritas guys are about the best investigative reporters in the business right now.

On the other hand, they are pretty much the ONLY investigative reporters in the business. right now

Posted by: 18-1 at January 26, 2023 08:55 PM (lc5cP)

325 I'm a bit surprised the Corpsman didn't suggest a handful of Motrin and a couple of canteens.

I can no longer read that word without hearing Obama mispronouncing it in my head.

Posted by: Oddbob at January 26, 2023 08:55 PM (nfrXX)

326 317 Aikido deals with disarming people.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 26, 2023 08:52 PM (6VKyY)

And Aikido is really good against... other people who practice Aikido.

I belong to a very eclectic group of warriors... who all practice the Sword, along with a lot of OTHER martial Arts.

It's all about what rules you place upon yourself.

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 26, 2023 08:57 PM (oHd/0)

327 Knife fighting seems a horrible idea and I choose not to participate.
Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 08:55 PM (1ais2)

Knife fighting is easy, it just lies there on the table.

Fighting a guy with a knife, that's the hard one.

Posted by: Oldcat at January 26, 2023 08:57 PM (eoQWY)

328 Howdy Hordelings! Spending some time in Cape Cod this weekend. Anyone close by?
Posted by: Doof

Keep your soap on a rope there.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at January 26, 2023 08:52 PM (ZqJGw)


Lol. There are indeed quite a lot of rainbow flags. Cheeks are preemptively clenched.

Posted by: Doof at January 26, 2023 08:57 PM (i5gk+)

329 I'm a bit surprised the Corpsman didn't suggest a handful of Motrin and a couple of canteens.

I can no longer read that word without hearing Obama mispronouncing it in my head.
Posted by: Oddbob
___

Same here.

Posted by: SMH at January 26, 2023 08:58 PM (Wo4FI)

330 A Katana is the longest sword that can be drawn from a sheath in one motion, that is its advantage in a sudden encounter fight.

And yes, I own a Katana, and have trained in how to use it.

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at January 26, 2023 08:58 PM (CecP5)

331 You don't impress your date by saying you are breaking the law and might accidentally unleash a plague on humanity while injecting people with poison.
Posted by: Soldiers everywhere at January 26, 2023 08:52 PM (lc5cP)
~~~~~

You do if you're a liberal!

Posted by: IrishEi at January 26, 2023 08:58 PM (3ImbR)

332 The last video made me tear up.

What is wrong with people? The owner drops their sweet dog off at a shelter and takes the puppies away from her.

I love it when mama dog is so happy and thankful to the shelter worker when she is reunited with her pups.

I hope the previous owner comes across this video and it haunts them forever.
Posted by: redridinghood at January 26, 2023 07:53 PM (NpAcC)

Viewers are making a lot of assumptions, first being that anything in the back story is true.
People will say and do a lot of things to make a video go viral.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 26, 2023 08:58 PM (FCbAQ)

333 rules?

there are rules?

only one I know is "win, whatever it takes".

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - we are being gaslighted 24/365 at January 26, 2023 08:59 PM (XzIdt)

334 And yes, I own a Katana, and have trained in how to use it.
Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at January 26, 2023 08:58 PM


Can you do a wheelie while wearing a backwards baseball cap and shorts and flip-flops?

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 26, 2023 09:00 PM (FCbAQ)

335 324 I sent them more money.

Posted by: gp Would Like The Number For Corporate Please at January 26, 2023 09:00 PM (24fqN)

336 325 I'm a bit surprised the Corpsman didn't suggest a handful of Motrin and a couple of canteens.

I can no longer read that word without hearing Obama mispronouncing it in my head.
Posted by: Oddbob at January 26, 2023 08:55 PM (nfrXX)

Me too... but a Navy Corpsman saved my Navy Career. I had been a motorcycle wreck that screwed up my back. After months... they were about to kick me out... when he prescribed something that would 'relax' my ligaments (make softer?).... and told me to hang from a pipe on the ship.... for a few minutes, a few times a day.

What ever he prescribed... worked... and to this day... no back pain.

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 26, 2023 09:00 PM (oHd/0)

337 Hubris, comes before Nemesis.
Posted by: Romeo13 at January 26, 2023 08:33 PM (oHd/0)


ONCE! Just once . . .

Posted by: Nemesis at January 26, 2023 09:00 PM (xhaym)

338 I'm a bit surprised the Corpsman didn't suggest a handful of Motrin and a couple of canteens.

I can no longer read that word without hearing Obama mispronouncing it in my head.
Posted by: Oddbob

I think I did that a couple times when I was seven reading a book, then I heard someone mention the Marine Corps and figured out I was wrong. So at times I would pronounce the p as a joke...All that never registered on Obama somehow.

Posted by: Oldcat at January 26, 2023 09:00 PM (eoQWY)

339 Sumo
Posted by: Bilwis Devourer


How long can Terenofuji stay on the sidelines with bad knees?

Posted by: DaveA at January 26, 2023 09:01 PM (FhXTo)

340 Oldcat

pbho drifted through life. He touched many people, but improved very few.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 26, 2023 09:02 PM (u82oZ)

341 ||Napoleon himself recognizes their courage: “The Mamelukes charge the cannons with their sabers and their horses… They fought like lions ... “

But he stressed their incompetence in organized mass operations: - “Two Mamelukes were undoubtedly more than a match for three Frenchmen; 100 Mamelukes were equal to 100 Frenchmen; 300 Frenchmen could generally beat 300 Mamelukes, and 1,000 Frenchmen invariably defeated 1,500 Mamelukes, ”||

I've also seen the quote start with something like, "One Mameluke could hold off five [or ten??] Frenchmen; ...".

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at January 26, 2023 09:02 PM (Vwz3I)

342 330 A Katana is the longest sword that can be drawn from a sheath in one motion, that is its advantage in a sudden encounter fight.

And yes, I own a Katana, and have trained in how to use it.
Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at January 26, 2023 08:58 PM (CecP5)

Some Rapiers were too long for a fast draw.... Sabers? same as a Katana. Sideswords were a short Rapier.. easier to wear and draw...

Longswords? Yeah... you need them out before the fight.

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 26, 2023 09:02 PM (oHd/0)

343 A Katana is the longest sword that can be drawn from a sheath in one motion, that is its advantage in a sudden encounter fight.

And yes, I own a Katana, and have trained in how to use it.
Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at January 26, 2023 08:58 PM (CecP5)

Imagine the embarrassment of the early Katana user before they figured that out, and of course no complaints would come back from the field to Quality Control.

Posted by: Oldcat at January 26, 2023 09:03 PM (eoQWY)

344 Speaking of the Corsican Ogre! Thomas Hardy in The Dynasts:

SPIRIT SINISTER. Well; be it so. My argument is that War makes rattling good history; but Peace is poor reading. So I back Bonaparte for the reason that he will give pleasure to posterity.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at January 26, 2023 09:04 PM (Vwz3I)

345 I sort of love the idea of a gay man hoping to impress another gay man into impromptu hookup sex by talking at length to him about how he's into diseases.

Posted by: Did you realize you might own a Class III short barrel rifle now? at January 26, 2023 09:04 PM (ZLyax)

346 >>>desert surf pic.

Fakery? What is propelling him.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at January 26, 2023 09:05 PM (gv7Yb)

347 The Samurai were Ainu btw

Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 09:05 PM (1ais2)

348 Longswords? Yeah... you need them out before the fight.
Posted by: Romeo13 at January 26, 2023 09:02 PM (oHd/0)

Which is perfectly fine when you're not spontaneously murdering or spontaneously being murdered indoors.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 26, 2023 09:05 PM (eYoxG)

349 I've also seen the quote start with something like, "One Mameluke could hold off five [or ten??] Frenchmen; ...".
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at January 26, 2023 09:02 PM (Vwz3I)

Uh... what

Posted by: Indianna Jones at January 26, 2023 09:05 PM (oHd/0)

350 We've given wildly overeducated and underintellected people WAY too much power. I get that they are mainly ruthless but I'm still not clear on how it happened.

Posted by: ... at January 26, 2023 09:06 PM (DMfb0)

351 "impromptu hookup sex"

That was the third date. Did the undercover PV reporter have to take two for the team?

Posted by: gp Would Like The Number For Corporate Please at January 26, 2023 09:06 PM (24fqN)

352 Hubris, comes before Nemesis.
Posted by: Romeo13 at January 26, 2023 08:33 PM (oHd/0)

ONCE! Just once . . .
Posted by: Nemesis at January 26, 2023 09:00 PM (xhaym)



It happens to all fates at one time or another.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 26, 2023 09:06 PM (yQpMk)

353 Miyamoto Musashi disliked extra-long swords, and he should know if anyone did.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - we are being gaslighted 24/365 at January 26, 2023 09:07 PM (XzIdt)

354
Use rapier in a sentence:

"Few men were rapier than Harvey Weinstein."

Posted by: ... at January 26, 2023 09:08 PM (DMfb0)

355 348 Longswords? Yeah... you need them out before the fight.
Posted by: Romeo13 at January 26, 2023 09:02 PM (oHd/0)

Which is perfectly fine when you're not spontaneously murdering or spontaneously being murdered indoors.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 26, 2023 09:05 PM (eYoxG)'

Agreed... we used to do 'Pub fights'. You all start lying on the ground... in a room... with chairs and tables... and then throw down in a sword fight ala Three Musketeers. Even though my go to was a Case of Rapiers (two Rapier fighting).... I'd use two long daggers (Maine Gauche) when playing that scenario...

Posted by: Indianna Jones at January 26, 2023 09:08 PM (oHd/0)

356 >>>Mama dog Cora reunites with her lost puppies.

Her behavior at the end seemed like she was looking for one or two more puppies. But, four is better than none.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at January 26, 2023 09:09 PM (gv7Yb)

357 We've given wildly overeducated and underintellected people WAY too much power. I get that they are mainly ruthless but I'm still not clear on how it happened.
Posted by: ... at January 26, 2023 09:06 PM (DMfb0)

They certainly aren't stopped by morals, but also aren't stopped by common sense.

Posted by: Oldcat at January 26, 2023 09:09 PM (eoQWY)

358 The Samurai were Ainu btw
Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 09:05 PM (1ais2)

I am starting to think Samurai Cop was not quite accurate.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at January 26, 2023 09:09 PM (UQUAY)

359 To me, being killed with a sword or knife seems like operator error.

Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 09:10 PM (1ais2)

360 ... , I'm thinking it's all about psychopaths/sociopaths finding common ground and hanging together (so to speak). my 0.02

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - we are being gaslighted 24/365 at January 26, 2023 09:10 PM (XzIdt)

361 345 I sort of love the idea of a gay man hoping to impress another gay man into impromptu hookup sex by talking at length to him about how he's into diseases.
Posted by: Did you realize you might own a Class III short barrel rifle now? at January 26, 2023 09:04 PM (ZLyax)

I will never trust decisions about the future, to those who have no investment IN the future. Those who have children will understand that view.

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 26, 2023 09:10 PM (oHd/0)

362 I am starting to think Samurai Cop was not quite accurate.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at January 26, 2023 09:09 PM (UQUAY)

But Samurai Jack was a documentary!

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 26, 2023 09:10 PM (r46W7)

363 @TheInsiderPaper · 59m
BREAKING - Major fire is tearing through the historic St Mark's Church in St John's Wood, north London

https://twitter.com/TheInsiderPaper/status/
1618778427649331201

9-second video

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at January 26, 2023 09:11 PM (Vwz3I)

364 Anyone else shocked the SF Court House is flummoxed on how to share the hammer time video? And that all requests must be done in person and on paper?

Posted by: Piper at January 26, 2023 09:11 PM (ZdaMQ)

365 347 The Samurai were Ainu btw
Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 09:05 PM (1ais2)

They were a much wider caste than just the Ainu.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 26, 2023 09:11 PM (eYoxG)

366 >>Miyamoto Musashi disliked extra-long swords

Most Asians are. Too beaucoup.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 26, 2023 09:11 PM (ZLI7S)

367 358 The Samurai were Ainu btw
Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 09:05 PM (1ais2)

I am starting to think Samurai Cop was not quite accurate.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at January 26, 2023 09:09 PM (UQUAY

Lot's of ppl saying this

Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 09:11 PM (1ais2)

368 365 347 The Samurai were Ainu btw
Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 09:05 PM (1ais2)

They were a much wider caste than just the Ainu.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 26, 2023 09:11 PM (eYoxG)

Fair. The Samurai caste originated from the Auinu.

That's why the Emperor's had beards.

Not Yayoi.

Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 09:13 PM (1ais2)

369 Coincidentally enough given some of tonight's Café chitchat...

Insider Paper @TheInsiderPaper · 1h
JUST IN 🚨 Explosion reported in a science building on the campus of USC

UPDATE 🚨 Occupants evacuated the building at University of Southern California. The explosion was reportedly caused by a hydrogen and methane reaction, as per CBS

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at January 26, 2023 09:13 PM (Vwz3I)

370 lol, JS

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - we are being gaslighted 24/365 at January 26, 2023 09:13 PM (XzIdt)

371 258. Yes, it is. That's a nice idea to donate if you can & do decide to cut your hair. Maybe try a wig or two in advance to get an idea of new style??

(Neighbor across the street recently cut her very long hair & found the new hairstyle is so much easier and - a big bonus - she's seldom having headaches as she did in the past.)



Posted by: Lola at January 26, 2023 09:13 PM (Wxlzw)

372 360 ... , I'm thinking it's all about psychopaths/sociopaths finding common ground and hanging together (so to speak). my 0.02
Posted by: sock_rat_eez - we are being gaslighted 24/365 at January 26, 2023 09:10 PM (XzIdt)

Rational Psychopaths understand that they need a stable society. It is in their best interest to create an environment when Chaos, is limited... because you can not predict chaos.

Psychopaths, IMO, get a bad rap... as most think Sociopaths and Psychopaths, are the same...

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 26, 2023 09:14 PM (oHd/0)

373 As much as anyone without previous direct experience could/should be appalled that someone like that could become president, actually having been around him for many years and knowing what a toxic ridiculous non-entity he was leaves one with no words and a radically changed view of the country.
Posted by: Judean Peoples' Front at January 26, 2023 08:53 PM (OTzUX)


I worry for the next conservative president, whomever it may be. If he or she makes any attempt to clean up the stunning levels of corruption, I'm wondering if there are enough Secret Service dudes to keep him or her alive?

Posted by: Diogenes at January 26, 2023 09:14 PM (anj39)

374 Occupants evacuated the building at University of Southern California. The explosion was reportedly caused by a hydrogen and methane reaction, as per CBS
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at January 26, 2023 09:13 PM (Vwz3I)

Those won't react with each other. Both will react with oxygen, though, quite well.

Could also be tanks of each falling over, losing the regulator and wandering about through walls and such.

Posted by: Oldcat at January 26, 2023 09:14 PM (eoQWY)

375 ZOD IMPERIAL.

Posted by: ZOD at January 26, 2023 09:15 PM (Q/6pY)

376 But Samurai Jack was a documentary!
Posted by: Tom Servo


The bad guy was literally named "Evil." How much more accurate can you get?

Posted by: mikeski at January 26, 2023 09:15 PM (P1f+c)

377 @TheInsiderPaper · 2h
NEW 🚨 Rep. @mattgaetz files 'PENCIL Act' to prevent Adam Schiff from accessing classified information

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at January 26, 2023 09:15 PM (Vwz3I)

378 What I'd like PV to focus on: sex and drug stings of politicians, and at conventions like WEF, CFR, defense contractor trade shows, bankers, etc.

On YT, there are a hundred little groups doing pedo stings on bubbas and retards, and they have more targets than they can handle. No reason PV can't do the same thing, scaled up to the elites.

Posted by: gp Would Like The Number For Corporate Please at January 26, 2023 09:16 PM (24fqN)

379 377 @TheInsiderPaper · 2h
NEW 🚨 Rep. @mattgaetz files 'PENCIL Act' to prevent Adam Schiff from accessing classified information
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at January 26, 2023 09:15 PM (Vwz3I)

The idea that politicians get an auto security clearance, with no background check.... is done IMO.

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 26, 2023 09:16 PM (oHd/0)

380 hydrogen & methane + oxygen, I'm thinking

big badda-boom, as Leeloo Dallas would say ...

ignorance of actual science facts is the real pandemic threatening Western Civ.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - we are being gaslighted 24/365 at January 26, 2023 09:17 PM (XzIdt)

381 @TheInsiderPaper · 2h
BREAKING - Massive 4-alarm fire reported at apartment building in Bronx, New York City

https://twitter.com/TheInsiderPaper/status/
1618750435569049602

Really big fire; and a brief video.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at January 26, 2023 09:18 PM (Vwz3I)

382 Anyone else shocked the SF Court House is flummoxed on how to share the hammer time video? And that all requests must be done in person and on paper?
Posted by: Piper at January 26, 2023 09:11 PM (ZdaMQ)
~~~~~

They're doing everything they can to stall for time hoping they can find a judge to reverse the ruling.

FOX has someone on their way to SF now to pick up a copy tomorrow morning (SF time.)

Posted by: IrishEi at January 26, 2023 09:20 PM (3ImbR)

383 meh, won't argue the point, Romeo13, what do I know from psychology; just know that there is profound sickness infesting every level ... and they protect each other bigly.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - we are being gaslighted 24/365 at January 26, 2023 09:22 PM (XzIdt)

384 "FOX has someone on their way to SF now to pick up a copy tomorrow morning (SF time.)"

Ummm, what flights is he taking? I might need to cancel travel plans.

Posted by: gp Would Like The Number For Corporate Please at January 26, 2023 09:22 PM (24fqN)

385 Dances With Bears » BLINKEN CONCEDES WAR IS LOST – OFFERS KREMLIN UKRAINIAN
DEMILITARIZATION; CRIMEA, DONBASS, ZAPOROZHE; AND RESTRICTION OF NEW TANKS
TO WESTERN UKRAINE IF THERE IS NO RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE (johnhelmer.net)

WaPo: Blinken ponders the post-Ukraine-war order By David Ignatius

Very good news--if true.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at January 26, 2023 09:23 PM (Ndje9)

386 Posted by: sock_rat_eez - we are being gaslighted 24/365 at January 26, 2023 09:10 PM (XzIdt)

But how did WE give this power to them. We fucking slept.

Posted by: ... at January 26, 2023 09:23 PM (DMfb0)

387 Holy Jesus

Oliver Stone has a new pro Nuke power documentary out.

And the pocket nuke tech getting OK'd?

What does it mean?

Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 09:23 PM (1ais2)

388 they're doing everything they can to stall for time hoping they can find a judge to reverse the ruling.

----------

(lays $20 on table)

Pelosi and the intruder will have some sort of matching something other than their tightie-whities. Collars, wrist straps, something. They're going to match.

Posted by: Did you realize you might own a Class III short barrel rifle now? at January 26, 2023 09:23 PM (ZLyax)

389 Very good news--if true.
Posted by: The Gipper Lives at January 26, 2023 09:23 PM (Ndje9)

What does RUS actually get out of this?

US has made them bleed.

Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 09:24 PM (1ais2)

390 well, we were thoroughly gaslighted, too.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - we are being gaslighted 24/365 at January 26, 2023 09:25 PM (XzIdt)

391 What does it mean?

--

It's the justification for getting everyone on electrical everything and then being able to shut it down after people have no other means of heat, transportation, etc.

Posted by: Did you realize you might own a Class III short barrel rifle now? at January 26, 2023 09:25 PM (ZLyax)

392 383 meh, won't argue the point, Romeo13, what do I know from psychology; just know that there is profound sickness infesting every level ... and they protect each other bigly.
Posted by: sock_rat_eez - we are being gaslighted 24/365 at January 26, 2023 09:22 PM (XzIdt)

The problem is that Psychopaths can turn emotions on and off. Sociopaths don't care (can't turn their emotions back on)... but there are also just fucking evil people out there.... they have no psych condition... they are just 'normal' but evil.

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 26, 2023 09:25 PM (oHd/0)

393 Agreed... we used to do 'Pub fights'. You all start lying on the ground... in a room... with chairs and tables... and then throw down in a sword fight ala Three Musketeers. Even though my go to was a Case of Rapiers (two Rapier fighting).... I'd use two long daggers (Maine Gauche) when playing that scenario...
Posted by: Indianna Jones at January 26, 2023 09:08 PM (oHd/0)


The tunnel fight is even more fun

https://youtu.be/tjbOmjXbatw

Posted by: Kindltot at January 26, 2023 09:26 PM (xhaym)

394 BLINKEN CONCEDES WAR IS LOST
----

hahahaha

It's exactly same as it was last year, except it has ruined our economy and we now have 50% inflation so we can give Ukranian officials money to buy luxury items.

Posted by: Did you realize you might own a Class III short barrel rifle now? at January 26, 2023 09:28 PM (ZLyax)

395 9 The wreck of the Eduard Bohlen,
which went aground in a dense fog in 1909
off the Skeleton Coast of Namibia.
The wreck now lies 1,300 feet from the shoreline.


But the oceans are rising!!!

Posted by: rickb223 at January 26, 2023 07:31 PM (3mtB+)
----
They'll counter with 'the desert is getting bigger'.
Yes I know that is not a counter argument but it is the Left.

Posted by: Ciampino - No logic on the Left, just feelings at January 26, 2023 09:28 PM (qfLjt)

396 yeah, no argument from me on that either

g'night everyone! gotta get up early tomorrow! just like every day.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - we are being gaslighted 24/365 at January 26, 2023 09:30 PM (XzIdt)

397 well, we were thoroughly gaslighted, too.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - we are being gaslighted 24/365 at January 26, 2023 09:25 PM (XzIdt)

Can't argue with that. In fact I think it was mine to begin with. 😂

Posted by: ... at January 26, 2023 09:30 PM (BXxcV)

398 Posted by: Kindltot at January 26, 2023 09:26 PM (xhaym)

Rob Childs, Black Tiger... yeah, used to train with this guy. (Red Fighter).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5YV7cwIPvI

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 26, 2023 09:32 PM (oHd/0)

399 21
Nothing like cracking open a cold one.
Posted by: County Coroner

Posted by: rickb223 at January 26, 2023 07:35 PM (3mtB+)
----
We starting punning?

Posted by: Ciampino - the pun is the ... I forget at January 26, 2023 09:35 PM (qfLjt)

400
BLINKEN CONCEDES WAR IS LOST
----


What about Stacy Abrams and her leopards?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 26, 2023 09:35 PM (63Dwl)

401 Dude that tosses a flame in a huge human waste container just lit the big fart on record.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 26, 2023 09:39 PM (VwHCD)

402 400
BLINKEN CONCEDES WAR IS LOST
----

What about Stacy Abrams and her leopards?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 26, 2023 09:35 PM (63Dwl)

From a logistics standpoint, sending 20 Leopard 2's, and 30 or so M1 Abrahams? makes things harder, not easier.

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 26, 2023 09:40 PM (oHd/0)

403 @61 But the ships being that far inland means the water was further inland, no? So all this bullshit about global warming raising the seas means the seas tend to DO that shit over long periods of time, naturally, in a, say, cyclical pattern, maybe?

----

Ya think?

-- Gondwana


Yeah, shorelines move. Gondwana is the name of a former supercontinent that existed millenia ago. Pangaea is the name of another that followed it later on. Those land masses no longer exist due to changes in the natural environment that happened long before man.

But obviously anything within the last few thousand years is the result of the accumulation of carbon from thousands of years of primitive campfires! /rolleyes

Posted by: junior at January 26, 2023 09:40 PM (PTw5h)

404 But obviously anything within the last few thousand years is the result of the accumulation of carbon from thousands of years of primitive campfires! /rolleyes
Posted by: junior at January 26, 2023 09:40 PM (PTw5h)

More, we KNOW that Continental drift is a fact... ergo, continents are moving.

So... how can you measure sea level, against continents that are NOT STABLE?

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 26, 2023 09:42 PM (oHd/0)

405 >>> 350 We've given wildly overeducated and underintellected people WAY too much power. I get that they are mainly ruthless but I'm still not clear on how it happened.
Posted by: ... at January 26, 2023 09:06 PM (DMfb0)

*cackles*

*sharts*

Posted by: Hilary! at January 26, 2023 09:43 PM (llON8)

406 So... how can you measure sea level, against continents that are NOT STABLE?

---

Scientists can't explain how bubbles work.

It's all pretend. It's all meaningless. The researchers get grant money, and the people handing out grant money get control of the researchers and ultimately the population.

There can be no fixing anything because we can't even explain the most basic interactions of bubbles in water, much less the dynamics of the entire earth from the molten core to the vacuum of space.

Posted by: Did you realize you might own a Class III short barrel rifle now? at January 26, 2023 09:45 PM (ZLyax)

407 But the oceans are rising!!!

Posted by: rickb223 at January 26, 2023 07:31 PM (3mtB+)
----
They'll counter with 'the desert is getting bigger'.
Yes I know that is not a counter argument but it is the Left.
Posted by: Ciampino - No logic on the Left, just feelings at January 26, 2023 09:28 PM (qfLjt)
***

And Leon is getting larger!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at January 26, 2023 09:45 PM (anj39)

408 "BLINKEN CONCEDES WAR IS LOST"

Do you have any other citations to that besides one iffy website?

Posted by: Somewhere South of I-80 at January 26, 2023 09:46 PM (89Sog)

409 Ilhan Omar
@IlhanMN

As the only African born, not being on the Africa subcommittee is not just an elimination of a unique voice but an elimination of all the voices that have never been heard on a committee on the continent.

It’s racist, xenophobic and discriminatory.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 26, 2023 09:47 PM (NpAcC)

410 >>> 389 Very good news--if true.
Posted by: The Gipper Lives at January 26, 2023 09:23 PM (Ndje9)

What does RUS actually get out of this?

US has made them bleed.
Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 09:24 PM (1ais2)

What did the US get out of this? We the taxpayers bled out how many billion dollars *so far*, and have only a *rumor* that it may be ending... don't worry, even if it's true Our Betters will find some other excuse to skim off another several billion.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at January 26, 2023 09:48 PM (llON8)

411 More, we KNOW that Continental drift is a fact... ergo, continents are moving.

So... how can you measure sea level, against continents that are NOT STABLE?

I don't think the location of the Bohlen has anything to do with climate change or continental drift. It's only been a little over 100 years since it went aground.

More like high storm surge moved it further inland across a flat, low lying coast. 1300 feet isn't that far from the sea.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 26, 2023 09:48 PM (ZLI7S)

412 Amazing Astronomy
@MAstronomers

BREAKING: Earth just received a radio signal sent from a galaxy that is 9 billion light years away.

Posted by: IrishEi at January 26, 2023 09:48 PM (3ImbR)

413 I saw an interesting travelogue on Namibia.
The desert ends right at the coast in these strange looking steep dunes.
Would love to visit.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at January 26, 2023 09:49 PM (X+Ku8)

414 @366 Most Asians are. Too beaucoup.

----

The Chinese had some long and heavy swords. IIRC, they were intended for use against mounted horsemen, which were a constant problem along some of China's borders.

Posted by: junior at January 26, 2023 09:50 PM (PTw5h)

415 Oliver Stone has a new pro Nuke power documentary out.
And the pocket nuke tech getting OK'd?
What does it mean?
Posted by: Thesokorus at January 26, 2023 09:23 PM (1ais2)


Back and to the Left.
Back and to the Left.
Back and to the Left.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 26, 2023 09:50 PM (xhaym)

416 In a time of active scrubbing of people like the Pfizer "directed evolution" representative, suppressed details on DNA modifying injections, and the inability to get police bodycam footage for a story that was the biggest thing going prior to the election, we're lucky to get one article at one website.

Posted by: Did you realize you might own a Class III short barrel rifle now? at January 26, 2023 09:50 PM (ZLyax)

417 Amazing Astronomy
@MAstronomers

BREAKING: Earth just received a radio signal sent from a galaxy that is 9 billion light years away.

Posted by: IrishEi at January 26, 2023 09:48 PM (3ImbR)

Decoded: When's the next Honeymooners episode?

Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 26, 2023 09:52 PM (Angsy)

418 The cafe was strange indeed. I did like the Mummy Dog that had been separated from her pups. That reunion was something else.
Thank you.

Posted by: Ciampino - and people say animals are just dumb at January 26, 2023 09:52 PM (qfLjt)

419 409 Ilhan Omar
@IlhanMN

As the only African born, not being on the Africa subcommittee is not just an elimination of a unique voice but an elimination of all the voices that have never been heard on a committee on the continent.

It’s racist, xenophobic and discriminatory.
Posted by: redridinghood



I'm so sorry for you. Thoughts and prayers.

Anyway...

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at January 26, 2023 09:53 PM (ifUkZ)

420 Amazing Astronomy
@MAstronomers

BREAKING: Earth just received a radio signal sent from a galaxy that is 9 billion light years away.
Posted by: IrishEi at January 26, 2023 09:48 PM (3ImbR)
***

*scratchy radio sounds*
"This is Kacee Kasimyzxtyw with this weeks top 40!"

Posted by: Diogenes at January 26, 2023 09:53 PM (anj39)

421 The cafe was strange indeed. I did like the Mummy Dog that had been separated from her pups. That reunion was something else.
Thank you.

Posted by: Ciampino - and people say animals are just dumb at January 26, 2023 09:52 PM (qfLjt)

Don't say mummy!

Posted by: The British Museum at January 26, 2023 09:54 PM (Angsy)

422 Earth just received a radio signal sent from a galaxy that is 9 billion light years away.

Let me guess. It said you are all boned.

Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at January 26, 2023 09:54 PM (nxdel)

423 382 Anyone else shocked the SF Court House is flummoxed on how to share the hammer time video? And that all requests must be done in person and on paper?
Posted by: Piper at January 26, 2023 09:11 PM (ZdaMQ)
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They're doing everything they can to stall for time hoping they can find a judge to reverse the ruling.

FOX has someone on their way to SF now to pick up a copy tomorrow morning (SF time.)

Posted by: IrishEi at January 26, 2023 09:20 PM (3ImbR)


Still at least 12 hours available for DoJ to get a Federal District Court order preventing the release because reasons (phoned by Nanzi to Garland), and ordering SF police and SF County District Attorney to destroy all copies and give the original to an FBI team that will arrive at the SF County Courthouse at 8 am Pacific Time tomorrow.

Posted by: Gref at January 26, 2023 09:55 PM (AMIL/)

424 MMA was dominated by the grapplers, until everyone learned to defend against take downs, then the strikers started to dominate again.

Posted by: CA Token at January 26, 2023 09:55 PM (2+yws)

425 As the only African born
--

It would be fascinating to hear which of the other Africans she hates because they're darker than her or genetically inferior to her in other ways.

Posted by: Did you realize you might own a Class III short barrel rifle now? at January 26, 2023 09:55 PM (ZLyax)

426 409. Yep Omar, the reason you are being kept out of committees is because your black, and African. Has nothing to do with you committing a felony immigration crime with your brother or multiple campaign finance crimes.

Posted by: Jen the original at January 26, 2023 09:56 PM (x0JvW)

427 >>As the only African born

I identify as African born. Don't tell me my truth.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 26, 2023 09:59 PM (ZLI7S)

428 404 But obviously anything within the last few thousand years is the result of the accumulation of carbon from thousands of years of primitive campfires! /rolleyes
Posted by: junior at January 26, 2023 09:40 PM (PTw5h)

More, we KNOW that Continental drift is a fact... ergo, continents are moving.

So... how can you measure sea level, against continents that are NOT STABLE?

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 26, 2023 09:42 PM (oHd/0)


Ding ding ding, we have a winner!

Posted by: Gref at January 26, 2023 10:00 PM (AMIL/)

429 As the only African born

----

I'm guessing she's a big Elon Musk fan for this same reason, right?

Posted by: Did you realize you might own a Class III short barrel rifle now? at January 26, 2023 10:02 PM (ZLyax)

430 Why is there snow all around that castle? I thought it stopped snowing in the mountains because of global warming years ago

Posted by: Ripley at January 26, 2023 10:53 PM (PTDkx)

431 Tp stand and be still
In the Birkenhead Drill
Is a damned tough bullet to chew.

Posted by: Fox2! at January 26, 2023 11:18 PM (qyH+l)

432 Still at least 12 hours available for DoJ to get a Federal District Court order preventing the release because reasons...

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'Ongoing criminal investigation'

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