Monthly Archives: June 2022

Not a democracy? No, a federal republic.

My father, a well read man , but deprived by life of much formal education often stressed the titled sentiment. IMO he was exactly right and I must admit that I seldom agreed with much he said at the time. … Continue reading

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Open Thread 30 June 2022

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The continuing saga of Snake Island – TTG

Ukraine has pushed Russian forces to abandon the Snake Island, a small but strategic outpost in the Black Sea, the Operation Command South said on June 30. According to the Ukrainian military, “the enemy hastily evacuated the remnants of the garrison … Continue reading

Posted in TTG, Ukraine Crisis | 33 Comments

Falcon Launch

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“Boris Johnson slaps down British Army chief as he defends cuts to troop numbers”

“General Sir Patrick Sanders, the Chief of the General Staff, said it would be “perverse” to cut troops by almost 10,000 at a time when Russia had boots on the ground in Eastern Europe. On Tuesday, he argued that it … Continue reading

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“… Putin’s Inner Circle Could Kill Him.”

“… three people close to Putin pose potential threats to him: the Kremlin security council chief, Nikolai Patrushev; Federal Security Service head Alexander Bortnikov; and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.  “Nobody’s gonna ask, ‘Hey Vladimir, would you like to leave?’ No. … Continue reading

Posted in Russia, Ukraine Crisis | 40 Comments

” …Biden’s successful six-month bid to expand NATO”

“Their decision to move away from neutrality, and the tradition of neutrality, to join the NATO alliance is going to make us stronger and more secure, and NATO stronger,” Biden said at the start of the NATO summit in Madrid … Continue reading

Posted in As The Borg Turns, Turkey, Ukraine Crisis | 14 Comments

Webb ready to open its eyes …

“One of the James Webb Space Telescope’s four primary scientific instruments, known as NIRISS, has concluded its postlaunch preparations and is now ready for science. NIRISS, which stands for Near-Infrared Imager and Slitless Spectrograph instrument, provides observing modes for slitless spectroscopy, high-contrast … Continue reading

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Scheduled stand-down for

On the 4th of July the offshore hosting company that carries Turcopolier will conduct a migration of the server that we use. This will last about 8 hours. Will remind on 3 July. pl

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” … Biden Spoke With Hunter About Chinese Dealings”

“A new report revealed Joe Biden did, in fact, discuss with his son Hunter his business dealings in China, despite him denying doing so in the past. A voicemail from Joe Biden found in Hunter Biden’s inbox and released by … Continue reading

Posted in As The Borg Turns, government, Justice, Politics | 7 Comments