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