Thursday, September 22, 2022

Interlude: The Mixtures - The Pushbike Song

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Switzerland to purchase 36 F35s

(Bern) In something of a surprise, Switzerland blocked a referendum demanded by 2 political parties (the Socialist Party and the Greens) over the Governments plans to purchase thirty six F35 stealth jets. As is the case in Switzerland, if you want to question anything the government proposes you garner 100K signatures which allows that Government proposal to be thrown at the public allowing them to vote on the matter. This we saw take place in 2014, when the purchase of 22 Gripen aircraft was rejected in which to replace Switzerland’s aging F5 fighter aircraft which had been in service since 1978. It seems that the Government knowing it couldn’t allow another rejection in which to update its airforce, simply said no and went ahead with the purchase of the F35 of which the first 4 will be built in the US, with the remainder in Italy, Bern is looking at 2030 for when the aircraft will become operational. 

Monday, September 19, 2022

Interlude: Kirsty MacColl - There's A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Ukraine: So exactly what has just happened in the North East (Part 3)

(Kharkiv) So the Ukraine having tied up the vast majority of the Russian teeth arms on the West bank of the Dnieper, decided to launch their real offensive on Thursday evening, catching the Russians completely off guard resulting in the worst defeat Moscow has suffered since WW2.  As i have already explained what transpired in the 2 posts beofre this , I'll allow the infographics below to tell their story.

Take note of the map scale and the time line:

Ukraine: So exactly what has just happened in the south (Part 2)

(Kharkiv) Here is a little more detail on that Ukrainian counter attack.  As mentioned Kyiv hinted that with Russia with so its called clear set goals in the east of the country (the capture and annexation of the Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts,) which they had achieved in the latter and were on the cusp of achieving in the former, they didn’t see Moscow going any further there, so could afford to take it easy there and instead turn their attention to the south where Moscow has crossed the river Dniper , captured the city of Kherson and a lot of the surrounding area. If they could defeat the Russians here, not only would they regain control of the city of Kherson, but with the river in the way, it would be easily defendable. Moscow listening to all of the decided in July to redeploy a load of its battle groups to Kherson, meanwhile the Ukraine continued in promoting its Kherson summer offensive by striking ammo dumps, airfields, HQs supply routes as well as the 3 bridges 

which linked Kherson with the east bank of the Dniper in which to send the impression it was softening up the area prior to a major offensive which it launched at the end of August.

So since the start of Sept (these past 12 days) the Ukraine has made few moves against a very powerful Russian force, which gave Moscow the impression that relocating their troops was the right move. 

So since the start of Sept (these past 12 days) the Ukraine has made few moves against a very powerful Russian force, which gave Moscow the impression that relocating  their troops was the right move. They cashing in on the lack of Ukrainian troops (helped by misinformation on social media regards large numbers of Ukrainian casualties) started to peddle the line that the Ukrainians had suffered a huge defeat. With the Western media taking a much more conciliatory stance on what is happening in Kherson.

Ukraine: So exactly what has just happened there? (Part 1)

(Kharkiv) Well what an eventful past 4 days in the Ukraine with the home side hitting Moscow with a sucker punch which dazed the entire Russian Command and Control (C2) system allowing the Ukraine to cash in on that brain freeze and retake hundreds of square miles of occupied territory , capturing a huge number of strategic nodes (Rail transport hubs, Supply areas, lines of communication and HQs) and inflicting huge losses on the Russian military in the process, losses Moscow really cannot afford to lose in either men ,equipment but worst of all the loss in moral. So what exactly happened.

Well for months now, Kyiv has been peddling the line that they were going to dig in in the North and hold the fort whislt in the south of the country they were going to launch a summer offensive in which to retake Kherson,

In response, Moscow relocated a large amount of its army from the East to the Kherson region, and as expected in August Kyiv launched an attack on Kherson. 

What most people failed to notice, was that the Ukraine destroyed the 3 mainbridges across the Dniper river after the Russians crossed over in effect not to stop the Russians from resupplying the troops on the West bank but rather to lock them in place. 

With  a large amount of Russian land based offensive capability, out of the way and locked in place. Kyiv on Thursday evening launched its real summer offensive in the east in the Kharkiv region and within 24 hours had routed the defending Russian 1st Army over 50 miles capturing the important rail hub of Kup'yans'k (the main Russian supply route into the Ukraine ) capturing the city of Izyum (Used as a major stores hub by Moscow)  

I honestly presumed that Kyiv would dig in and settle down for the winter seeing as they had the wide Oskil River between them and the Russians with Winter only weeks away. But no, since Friday evening (now Sunday Evening) they have taken the fight to Moscow and retaken even more land and are currently just north of the city of Severodonetsk which Moscow captured to great fanfare in July. Meanwhile the vast bulk of the mighty Russian armed forces are still trapped on the West bank of the Dniper River and with the inability to be either resupplied (all the Bridges are down) under constant fire from the Ukrainians who are still attacking. Anyway Ive kept things simple for ease of digestion  for the not so miltary minded folks out there.

Friday, September 9, 2022

Germany: Police shoot dead Allah Ackba screaming Knifeman

(Ansbach) So last night (8/09/22) a 30 year old failed Afghan asylum seeker attacked a 17 year young whilst armed with 2 butchers knives, managing to hold him down, lucky for the lad, somebody else managed to knock the assailant off and both ran off, but still pursued by the Afghan.

Police who arrived at the scene then found themselves targeted by said knifeman whilst he screamed at them that he worked for 'Alis snack bar", unfortunately for him he found out that hard way the adage "Never bring a knife to a gunfight" is tru, tru oh its tru. Three shots later and it was all over for the Afghan on this plane of existence

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Interlude: Plastic Bertrand - Ca Plane Pour Moi

Sunday, September 4, 2022

Interlude: Alain Bashung - Osez Joséphine

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Ukraine: Russian troops bug out when they realise that their Drone has been hijacked by Ukrainian troops

(Ukraine) Interesting little video which reveals how the Ukraine has the ability to hack and hijack mini drones used by the Russians during their invasion of the country.  In this case, the Russian troops (well actually one of them) realises now would be a good time to move location after their Mavic Air UAV

is taken over by the people defending the country that Russia has invaded and who have shown time and time again that they have become experts on taking out Russians from the air.

Syria: Area struck by the IDF on the 25th still on fire

(Masyaf) On Thursday (25/08/22) morning the IDF struck a warehouse under the control of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said to have contained over 1000 medium range surface to surface missiles in the Syrian city of Masyaf. 

Apparently Israel made the decision to strike the area after the Russian S300 Anti-aircraft missile system they had based there, was packed up, sent to the Port of Tartus (28 miles away) 
Placed on the Russian cargo ship Sparta II and sent to support the Russian war effort inside the Ukraine (passing through the Bosporus on Wed (24/08/22) and is currently docked at the Russian black sea port of Novorossiysk (about 92 miles from the Crimean city of kerch)

 Anyway as mentioned, not one to look a gift horse in the mouth, Israel decided to hit an area which had been under the protection of Moscow and it is quite telling that 2 days after the air strike fires are stilling burning across the targeted area. Naturally the Syrians have claimed they shot down all the incoming missiles bar one. 

Ukraine: The state of affairs. (Miltiary Aid to the Ukraine)

Ukraine: The state of affairs. (The Cost to Russia)

Ukraine: The state of affairs. (Russian Missiles)

Ukraine: The state of affairs. (Multiple Launch Rocket System)

Ukraine: The state of affairs. (Artillery)

Ukraine: The state of affairs. (Armoured Vehicles)

(Volodymyr Dacenko)  a columist for Forbes Ukraine has knocked out a number of infographics regards the current situation regards the Russian invasion of his home country. Most informative and well worth a butchers.

Wales: Police remove lesbian group from Cardiff pride for offending Biological males who Identify as women

(Cardiff) Well Today (Sat 27/08/22) The latest in a long line of Pride events hit Cardiff and one bunch of lesbian revellers were removed from the parade after Tranwomen (Biological men who identify as women) took umbrage at the banner they had:

and here is the offending banner in question:
How come as a straight bloke I can understand that banner, but the wonk Welsh police can't.

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Interlude: Superman (Music scene) - The helicopter sequence

The 1978 Superman film had its music score written by John Williams and his ability to convey raw emotion musically into the film helped make it into the success it was, unfortunately an artform which is somewhat lacking today: (The clip in all its glory)

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Interlude: Billy Joel - My Life

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Interlude: Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Pump It Up

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Interlude: The Rolling Stones - 19th Nervous Breakdown

Friday, July 29, 2022

Interlude: Bernard Cribbins' - 'RIGHT SAID FRED'

In memory of Bernard Cribbins who passed away yesterday:

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Interlude: The Trammps - Disco Inferno

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Uk: Afghan Asylum seeker slashed throat of 17 year boy on bus

(Cheshire) Currently in Chester 26 year old Afghan Asylum seeker Hamid Akhonzada just got sent down for 4 years after he launched an unprovoted knife attack on 2 teens on a bus last May where a 17 year old boy had his throat slashed after Hamid claimed vocies inside his head told him to do so:

Thankfully the boys 16 year old girlfrined jumped in and after attacking her also. Hamid did a runner and was arrested hundreds of miles away in London a few days later.  In court it was revealed that Hamid who arrived in the UK aged 16 had knocked up a record for criminality including one of sexual assult, after getting released from jail early for that (The prison service has admitted it got it wrong there) he was relocated to the Northwest of England where he carried out the above violent assult.  Keeping up his violent bent he assulted a prison officer knocking him unconscious. His defence claimed that Hamid felt he had a special relationship with god , but naturally that has been written down as mmental health issues. In court Hamid who has lived in the uk for 10 years demanded an Interpreter in which to present the image to the courts that his lack of English explaisn his violent behavour (arrest 23 times these past 10 years)

Interlude: Joe Jackson - Is She Really Going Out With Him

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Uk: Burghley House Battle Proms 09/07/22

(Stamford) So yesterday I spent the day at Burghley house in which to be entertained by the Battle Proms picnic. 

The weather was hot, the company (thousands of people) was brilliant and the show absolutely fantastic

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Interlude: ABC - When Smokey Sings

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Interlude: Generation X - King Rocker

Monday, June 27, 2022

US: 29 year old Transwoman beats 13 year old girl to first place in Skateboard competition

(New York) So over the weekend 29 year old Ricci Tres, (a biological male who ids as a female) entered a female skateboarding contest in New York City and beat a 13 year old girl and a 16 year old girl to win first place.

Jordan: Accident at Jordan's Red Sea port of Aqab sees toxic gas release which kills 11 injured 250

(Aqaba)  A crane malfunction during the loading of a huge container of chlorine gas onto a ship at Jordan’s only port resulted in the container dropped resulting in a huge release of the gas which killed 11 people and injured 250 others.

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Norway: Iranian goes on shooting rampage inside Gay pub murders 2 injures 8.

(Oslo) So at 1am Saturday morning 42 year old Zaniar Matapour a Iranian who claimed asylum in Norway 30 years ago decided to open up on revellers near the biggest gay venue (The London Pub) in the capital killing 2 people and injuring another 20. He was apprehended by the police nearby   

But get this, the authorities have decided to state that the killer has mental health issues, what is it with Europe and its inability to call a spade a spade. The Bloke was a jihadist who subscribed to an Intolerant faith which has no time for freedom of expression. In response Oslo gay pride which set to take place on Saturday was  cancelled. 

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Interlude: Muse - Starlight

UK: Fascist cell members jailed

(Sheffield)  4 members of a fascist cell have been jailed today at Sheffield crown court. 29 year old Daniel Wright, , 31 year old Liam Hall, 29 year old Stacey Salmon, 29, all from Keighley, and 29 year old Samuel Whibley, 29, were jailed for a total of 31 years.

Stacey Salmon, Liam Hall (top) and Daniel Wright (bottom left) have been jailed along with Samuel Whibley.

During the trial, jurors had heard that a partially constructed 3D-printed gun was found at the home of Hall and his partner Salmon at Hill Top Walk, Keighley. Firearms experts said despite being incomplete, the weapon could have proved lethal if fully assembled. Other weapons were also recovered from the gang, as well as chemicals and practical guides for making explosives.

The 4 were caught after a undercover police officer infiltrated the group.

UK: Nigerian senator and wife arrested on charges of trafficking a 15 year old boy in which to harvest his organs

(London)  Police in London have arrested 55 year old Nigerian senator Nwanneka Ekweremadu and his wife as they attempted to attempted to board a plane to Turkey where they hoped to traffic a 15 year old homeless boy from Nigeria in which to harvest his organs to give to their daughter whose kidneys have failed. The 15-year-old victim has been taken into care.

Ekweremadu and his wife, have been charged with conspiracy to arrange or facilitate travel of another person with a view to exploitation, namely organ harvesting. Bail has been denied and both have been remanded into custody until the 7th July.

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Ukraine: Maps of the conflict between the 1st of June to the 12th June 2022.

(Ukraine) The state of play regards the invasion of the Ukraine by Russia between the 1st of June and the 12th. Note some maps are missing from the daily count simply because the British MOD appears to have slowed down publishing them due to the lack of movement on the ground: