Monthly Archives: September 2016

“…on the Road to Mars?” Musk

"In 2018—just two years from now—SpaceX plans to land the heaviest spacecraft ever sent to Mars on the planet’s surface, and to repeat these (uncrewed) landings at every available launch opportunity, or every 26 months. Meanwhile, the company will be … Continue reading

Posted in Science, Space | 150 Comments

The Road to Damascus …

  "The scales have fallen from my eyes," my scabby old eyes, sob! Last night I watched Gary Johnson and Bill Weld be tortured by the deplorable Chris Matthews.  This was at the University of New Hampshire at Durham.  This … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | 102 Comments

John Kirby Goes Off the Deep End by Willy B

            The Obama Administration has real chutzpah, but it's the kind that shows how disconnected from reality it actually is. The US administration has never actually denied that the groups that it backs in Syria have to be separated from … Continue reading

Posted in As The Borg Turns, Russia, Willy B | 39 Comments

Ah! MANPADS! We’ll show those Rooshans!

"MANPADS were developed in the 1940s to provide military ground forces with protection from enemy aircraft. They have received a great deal of attention, partly because armed groups have used them against commercial airliners. These missiles, affordable and widely available … Continue reading

Posted in Borg Wars, Syria, weapons | 133 Comments

“…the Black History of Pocahontas Island.” Washpost

New Post on The Athenaeum.  pl http://turcopolier.typepad.com/the_athenaeum/2016/09/httpswwwwashingtonpostcomlocalvirginia-politicsone-mans-quest-to-preserve-the-haunting-black-history-of-pocahontas-is.html

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The 1st Debate

IMO most people who are not members of the "elites" will see her performance as excessively robotic and programmed.  The constant wide eyed Kewpie doll smiling , eye rolling,  sneering, etc. was quite annoying.  It brought to mind Al Gore's … Continue reading

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“The Americans stand on our side” by Jurgen Todenhofer

"Abu al-Ezz, commander, says about Jabhat al-Nusra (al-Qaeda): “We are one part of al-Qaeda. Our principles are: Fighting vice, pureness and security. Our affairs and our way have changed. Israel, for example, is now supporting us, because Israel is at … Continue reading

Posted in As The Borg Turns, Borg Wars, Israel, Middle East, Russia, Syria | 75 Comments

Bellingcat proves the Russians didn’t do it.

By Patrick Armstrong The Bellingcat site has a piece entitled "Confirmed : Russian Bomb Remains Recovered from Syrian Red Crescent Aid Convoy Attack" which includes this picture as well as several others. You may look at the others, but this … Continue reading

Posted in As The Borg Turns, Borg Wars, Current Affairs, Middle East, Patrick Armstrong, Russia, Syria | 74 Comments

“HOW THE BORG SPENDS 36 HOURS IN TEXAS” by Michael Brenner Ph. D.

The combined security/Intelligence communities held a high-powered public conference at the University of Texas in Austin last week.  This has become a regular event blessed by Chancellor (Admiral) William McRaven who previously commanded headed JSOM. (“I'm not a political guy.”)  … Continue reading

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“Barbarism!” cries Samantha Power at the UN

I am at a loss to know what the US, the UK and France think they are going to accomplish at this special session of the Security Council. Samantha Power seems deranged.  Her desire to impose R2P solutions on the … Continue reading

Posted in As The Borg Turns, Borg Wars, Russia, Syria | 61 Comments