Monthly Archives: February 2021

Starlink Launch tonight

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Japanese Modernist Poet Nishiwaki Junzaburō, Ambarvalia

Nishiwaki Junzaburō Ambarvalia Translated by Steven J. Willett Nishiwaki Junzaburō (20 January 1894 – 5 June 1982) Note: Nishiwaki was the first modernist Japanese poet. Between 1960 and 1967 he received 7 nominations for the Nobel Prize in Literature including … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia is medieval, cruel and an absolute tyranny.

“There’ll be an announcement on Monday on what we’re going to be doing with Saudi Arabia generally.” Biden’s decision to release the report in the first weeks of his presidency fulfils campaign promises to reassess ties with Saudi Arabia after critics accused … Continue reading

Posted in Middle East, Policy, Saudi Arabia | 37 Comments

Veal Cutlets tonight[0]=AZVmncctzMWe6m3bL-6VdJ82RlrjQ6vwOE6ekTK9ojSwUYfFM1CdohMglnGCPCz_ov4me1ynuUfG1AR7qqvnCLCnWODG2ICli2jdPHYCRvcCkzvUtAVhUAuSv2u6IwN2Rq0cyJmO5-Ivj_3DyRj-Khe&tn=EH-R Nice piece of veal. A gift from a friend who goes to a fine butcher in Philadelphia. Tossed in a bag with seasoning, flour and panko. Fried on the outside grill in oil and butter for 1 minute on … Continue reading

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Time to end the MADness?

“Mutually assured destruction (MAD) is a doctrine of military strategy and national security policy in which a full-scale use of nuclear weapons by two or more opposing sides would cause the complete annihilation of both the attacker and the defender (see pre-emptive nuclear strike and second strike).[1] It is based on the theory of deterrence, which … Continue reading

Posted in Policy, The Military Art, weapons | 24 Comments

All nominal so far for our little friend on Mars

Posted in Science, Space | 2 Comments

A More Perfect Union?

Preamble to the United States Constitution – Wikipedia “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings … Continue reading

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Spring is coming

Some Skirt Steak and a Veal Chop

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 8 Comments


FAKE NEWS. Hackers or leakers (“We are Anonymous”) have released documents (1, 2, 3, 4) showing that a lot of “trusted news sources” are actually outlets for London-directed propaganda. All under sanctimonious claims of “democracy-promotion” or countering “disinformation”. (Apparently, “disinformation” … Continue reading

Posted in Patrick Armstrong, Russia | Tagged | 21 Comments

US Army developing Super Laser weapon

“The U.S. Army wants to develop a new laser weapon that is more powerful than existing weapons by nearly three orders of magnitude, but lasts just a fraction as long. The service posted a notice for the prospective new weapon … Continue reading

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