Retired infantry officer. Conservative by nature and politics; Happily married and father and grandfather of eight. Loves V8 powered Range Rovers, Golden Retrievers, good books and technology and think there should be open season on Greenies. Born in the mid forties and overdue for servicing but most parts still work.

Ukraine – some history

Ukraine brought the Russian attack on itself by poking the bear in its eyes repeatedly since the 2014 coup. Yet now its leader has the gall to petition the US Congress to start WWII via standing-up a No Fly Zone in lieu of the obvious solution: Namely, Zelensky should resign and make way for a collaborationist government that will sue for peace on the following basis:

  • Recognize that Crimea is Russian territory and always has been since it was purchased by Catherine the Great in 1783;
  • Permit the separation of the Donbass Republics from Ukraine because the overwhelmingly Russian speaking populations there has been part of “New Russia” for more than 300 years and do not wish to be ruled by the anti-Russian fascists and oligarchs who control Kiev;
  • Amend the constitution of the rump state of Ukraine to prohibit its joining NATO or any similar western alliance, while reducing its military to a domestic law enforcement agency.

 

More here https://original.antiwar.com/David_Stockman/2022/03/18/pearl-harbor-my-eye/

Amnesty International origins

I remember years ago at Nudgee College I was looking at a chart on the wall of the Admin Centre.  The chart was an Amnesty International chart depicting a world map with markers wherever there were political prisoners that they were interested in.  All of these markers were in Western countries and none in communist ones.

Strange I thought, but none of the teachers thought so.

Quadrant have an article on the formation of Amnesty International and it’s communist origins during the Spanish Civil war when Stalin was in full flight setting up useful idiots to support the communist cause.

It’s a longish read but worth it.

Weird US Democrats

Buttigieg is literally why we cannot have nice things

The nation’s (USA) chain of supplies is a mess because ships cannot unload their goods at ports in California. They cannot unload because the trucks aren’t there. The trucks aren’t there because the EPA banned most of them last October.

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Meanwhile, the man who should be tending matters is on a vacation that began in August. After just six months on the job, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has taken a two-month vacation so he and his husband can enjoy the twins they adopted.

Now there’s some weird shit right there.

Just love those Democrats working studiously on stuffing up the economy

More here

 

The Brain

The plasticity of the human brain. An answer to my eternal question “why do we dream?” and a lot more.  nearly 40 minutes but set the time aside – it’s worth it.

 

The truth about Afghan Women

We did the wrong thing, perhaps for the right reason. We wanted to develop that country and rescue Afghan women. Their lives were hellish, girls banned from school, women forbidden to leave their homes except in the company of a male guardian, vigilantes beating them with sticks if their burqa was too short. We wanted them to enjoy the pleasures of modernity and live full, happy lives.

 

Along with the rest of that failed nation-building venture, we got this part wrong too. And now, instead of recalibrating, we are full speed ahead compounding the harm.

More From Unheard.com

 

 

 

 

From the land of the long white teeth cloud

New Zealand’s Trade Minister has called on Australia to show respect and a “little more” diplomacy towards China, in an extraordinary intervention in the year-long Beijing-Canberra dispute from a fellow Five Eyes security and intelligence partner.

 

Keep it up NZ and it’ll be Four Eyes. You really shouldn’t take the communists side against your long time family.

 

More here

Young and free

The PM changes one word in our National anthem to appease someone or other.

SBS reports the changes recognize the oldest living culture on earth.  Have the people who write the news even been to school?

Australia has existed since 1788 and only became a legal entity in 1901, which, in the scheme of things, makes us young. I’ll stick to Young and Free and leave One and Free to those who see virtue in virtue signaling.

In the meantime, someone needs to do something to help our indigenous brothers. They are in serious trouble in some places and changing one word in a song they most probably don’t even know is not the answer.

All that’s left now is to wait for the flood of suggested changes from all parties – they’ve loosened the barriers so it’s now open slather.

 

 

Media bias

A new MRC analysis of all evening news coverage of President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden in June and July found these networks chose to aim most of their attention and nearly all of their negative coverage on Trump, so Biden escaped any scrutiny of his left-wing policy positions, past job performance or character.
 
From June 1 through July 31, the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts focused 512 minutes of airtime on the President, or nine times more than the 58 minutes allotted to Biden. (This excludes coverage of the Trump administration in general when not associated with the President himself.) This is an even wider gap than the spring, when Trump received seven times more coverage than Biden (523 minutes vs. 75 minutes).
 
The extra airtime devoted to Trump consisted almost entirely of anchors and reporters criticizing the President. During these two months, our analysts documented 668 evaluative statements about the President, 95 percent of which (634) were negative, vs. a mere five percent (34) that were positive. Using the same methodology (fully described at the end of this article), we found very few evaluative statements about Joe Biden — just a dozen, two-thirds of which (67%) were positive.
 
Do the math, and viewers heard 150 TIMES more negative comments about Trump than Biden. That’s not news reporting — that’s a negative advertising campaign in action.

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