Thursday, July 27, 2023

Interlude: Nick Lowe's: "Cruel to Be Kind"

Thursday, July 20, 2023

Interlude: Coast To Coast - Do The Hucklebuck

Monday, July 17, 2023

Crimea: Ukraine targets and strikes the Kerch Bridge again.

(Kerch Strait) one of the reasons Putin launched his invasion of the Ukraine was to capture a land bridge to the Crimea which he failed to do when he annexed the Crimea in 2014. This resulted initially in everything been flown and shipped in (at great expense) which was alleviated somewhat when at great expense Russia constructed the 19km Kerch Bridge 

Consisting of a pair of parallel bridges, one for a four-lane road and one for a double-track railway, spanning the Kerch Strait between the Taman Peninsula of Krasnodar Krai in Russia and the Kerch Peninsula of Crimea construction began in 2016, with the road bridge completed in 2018 followed a year later by the rail bridge.

The Bridge is the major supply route into Crimea for everything, which is why the Ukraine targeted in last Oct knocking the road bridge out till feb 2023 and the rail bridge to May. Well last night the Ukraine targeted the bridge yet again knocking out one of the road bridges.

Initially the Russians refused to admit that the bridge had been hit, simply claiming that an emergency had closed the bridge. But now they have claiming that the Ukrainians did indeed target and strike the bridge. According to state-backed Russian media, Vladimir Konstantinov said Ukraine had committed a "new crime" by targeting what he called a "civilian" facility.  It never fails to amaze me how bully’s always play the victim card when their victims fight back.

Friday, July 7, 2023

Interlude: Laurel & Hardy - The Trail of the Lonesome Pine