Saturday, August 3, 2019

Modern Day "Willard"** Rides The Bus In Baltimore....
















** bonus points if you're old enough to remember that reference






More Facts About Abraham Lincoln

by Thomas J. DiLorenzo
  • He was a consummate politician who spoke out of both sides of his mouth, saying one thing to one audience and the opposite to another.
  • He was adamantly opposed to racial equality, actually using the words "superior and inferior" to describe the "appropriate" relation between the white and black races.
  • He opposed giving blacks the right to vote, to serve on juries, or to intermarry with whites.
  • He supported the legal rights of slave owners and pledged his support of a constitutional amendment that would have prohibited the federal government from ever interfering with Southern slavery.
  • He was a mercantilist and a political tool of corrupt Northern business interests.
  • He was a railroad industry lobbyist who championed corporate welfare.
  • He once represented a slave owner in a case in which he sought to recover his runaway slaves. Lincoln lost the case and the slaves gained their freedom.
  • He advocated sending all blacks back to Africa, Central America, or Haiti – anywhere but the U.S.
  • He proposed strengthening the Fugitive Slave Law.
  • He opposed the extension of slavery into the territories so that "free white people" would not have to associate with blacks or compete with them for jobs.
  • He opposed black citizenship in Illinois and supported the state’s constitution which prohibited the emigration of black people into the state.
  • He was the head of the Illinois Colonization Society, which advocated the use of state tax dollars to deport the small number of free blacks that resided within the state.
  • He nullified the early emancipation of slaves in Missouri and Georgia early in the war.
  • He sent troops to New York City to put down a draft riot by shooting hundreds of them in the streets.
  • He was an enemy of free-market capitalism.
  • He started a war over tax collection that ended up killing 620,000 Americans and wounding and maiming even more.
  • He conjured up the spectacular lie that no such thing as state sovereignty ever existed to "justify" his invasion and conquest of the Southern states.
  • He refused to meet with Confederate peace commissioners before the war to work out a peaceful compromise.
  • He provoked the upper South – Virginia, North Carolina, Arkansas and Tennessee – to secede by launching a military invasion of their sister states.
  • He supported economic interventionism through protectionist tariffs, corporate welfare, and central banking that would plunder one section of the country (the South) for the benefit of his Northern political supporters.
  • He started a war without the consent of Congress; illegally declared martial law; illegally blockaded Southern ports; illegally suspended habeas corpus and arrested tens of thousands of political opponents; illegally orchestrated the secession of West Virginia; shut down hundreds of opposition newspapers and imprisoned their editors and owners; deported the most outspoken member of the Democratic Party opposition, Congressman Clement L. Vallandigham of Ohio; confiscated private property, including firearms; ignored the Ninth and Tenth Amendments; tolerated the arrest of ministers who refused to publicly pray for him; arrested duly elected members of the Maryland legislature as well as Congressman Henry May of Baltimore; and supported a law that indemnified federal officials from all of these illegal acts.
  • He orchestrated the rigging of Northern elections.
  • Introduced the slavery of conscription and income taxation.
  • Censored all telegraph communication.
  • Waged war on civilians by having his armies bomb Southern cities and destroy or steal crops, livestock and private property throughout the South.
  • Created an enormous political patronage system that survives today.
  • Allowed the unjust mass execution of Sioux Indians in Minnesota.
  • Destroyed the system of federalism and states’ rights that was created by the founding fathers, thereby destroying the voluntary union.
  • Promoted generals for their willingness to use troops as cannon fodder.
  • Created an internal revenue bureaucracy that has never diminished in size and power.
In spite of all that, he's considered to be Mr. Wonderful by almost all Americans, thanks to Yankee propaganda. And to threaten their cherished myths by learning historical fact is utterly repugnant to them.

H/T to James in Alabany

Retrospective.....
























To Serve: Birmingham Police Officer Fired After Fake "Shots Fired" Distress Call


                                            Birmingham police officer arrested after fake help call, hoax       

     

Besides this stunt, the "officer" had prior disciplinary problems that should have resulted in his handlers removing him much earlier. There is more HERE. 

Speaking of Thailand....


Thai chef gets drunk at Moscow Airport after his flight is cancelled and goes missing for 43 DAYS before turning up 17 miles away with no idea how he got there...

 

 story here<< 




 

Friday, August 2, 2019

,,,,,,,,,,,and at that moment heads of feminist all over the planet began to explode

King anoints his mistress as "official" concubine in a bizarre ceremony attended by his wife who is also queen.



He poured ceremonial water over Ms Sineenat's head (pictured) to officially anoint her a concubine during a televised service on Sunday
                                                                             

Read more HERE.

Friday Femme Fatale....


Let's Dive In............




















Petty's legendary Superbird is headed to auction. As most car enthusiast might imagine, the sky is the limit.



                                                                            Richard Petty's once lost NASCAR Plymouth Superbird is heading to auction and the sky's the limit

The classic Plymouth may have been a one hit wonder, but it dominated tracks in the 1970 season before it was banned the following year. Read more HERE and click the link in that story for some really cool photos.


Shall We Unwrap A FFF Post Later?
























Thursday, August 1, 2019

More Bounce

                                                                             



Thanks again to Steve in Knoxville.

Help! I am staring and I cannot stop!





  

H/T to Steve in Knoxville

Hell Yeah...












I was in traffic the other day and saw this window sticker on a pick-up.







Monday, July 29, 2019

Drones: The Deadliest Remote Control Toys

The ability to strike at an enemy without exposing oneself to retaliation has obvious value in war. Spears, slings, bows, crossbows and eventually firearms were all invented to fulfill this purpose. The two World Wars took the idea farther than ever before.
German footage of the Goliath with English commentary
It could be argued that the first “drone weapon” was built as early as the 1870s, shortly after the American Civil War. U.S. inventor John Louis Lay developed an anti-ship torpedo that was powered by compressed CO2 gas and controlled from the shore by two cables transmitting electric signals.
The Lay torpedo
During World War I, both the French and the British experimented with small, explosive-laden vehicles that could help them break through enemy trenches. Either wire-controlled or simply moving straight forward, they would cross the no man’s land and explode. Overshadowed by the invention of the tank, they failed to achieve much, but they inspired French military engineer Adolphe K├ęgresse (who also invented the half-track) to design a similar remote-controlled mobile bomb in the 1930s.
Adolphe K├ęgresse (in the car) in Saint Petersburg
When Germany attacked France, K├ęgresse hid his prototype, but it was found by the Nazis and the Wehrmacht decided to develop a similar device. The result was the Goliath, officially named Sd.Kfz. 302 (Sonderkraftfahrzeug “special purpose vehicle”) and Leichter Ladungstr├Ąger (“light charge carrier”). Different versions could carry either 130 or 220 lbs of explosives. This was enough to destroy a tank, cause heavy casualties in a tight infantry formation or demolish a house or a bridge. The tracked bomb was controlled by an operator through a 2,130 ft long, three-strand electric cable which controlled its movement, detonated the explosives and powered the electric motor. The latter component turned out to be both expensive and hard to maintain and was eventually replaced by a more reliable but louder (and more conspicuous) gasoline engine.
German soldiers preparing a Goliath for use during the Warsaw Uprising
Goliaths saw use in numerous theaters, including the Allied landings at Anzio, the Warsaw Uprising, the Operation Dragoon landings in Southern France and a few were deployed on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day. While the 7,564 Goliaths produced caused tremendous damage when used successfully, they were easily foiled and generally considered a failure. Their light armor could be penetrated by small arms fire, their control cable could be cut and their low speed of 6 mph meant they could be spotted and taken out from a long distance. In Normandy, the naval bombardment preceding the landings severed the control cables, but one Goliath still killed over a dozen men after the beach was taken: a soldier, unaware that it held explosives inside, tried to destroy it by dropping a grenade in its cargo hold.
American troops with captured Goliath mines in Normandy
The Goliath also had bigger brothers. The Springer medium charge carrier could be controlled with wires or by radio and held 730lbs of explosives, but only 50 were made. The biggest version, the Borgward IV heavy charge carrier, of which 1,181 were built, was radio-operated and had a 990 lbs payload. Unlike the smaller versions, it wasn’t disposable: it dropped the explosives at the target and retreated before the charge was detonated.
US Army technicians with captured Springers
A Borgward IV next to a Goliath
The British also had their own Goliath-equivalent, the Beetle (later renamed mobile land mine). It had two electric motors and some specimens were amphibious, but it was deemed unsuccessful. They also experimented with a remote-controlled version of theMatilda II tank called the Black Prince, which was intended to spring enemy ambushes. (Not to be confused with the other British experimental tank also called Black Prince, which was based on the Churchill infantry tank.)
A British Beetle
The Soviets also converted various types of tanks for remote control during the Winter War against Finland. The Teletank was controlled by radio signals from another tank following it from behind at a range of 500-1,500 yards. The control vehicle also provided fire support. Besides dropping bombs next to enemy fortifications, the Teletank could also fire machine guns, flamethrowers and smoke canisters.
Teletank version of the Soviet T-26
On the American side, one of the numerous, though ultimately unused, versions of the M4 Sherman was the T10 Mine Exploder, a wheeled version going ahead of its controlling tank to detonate landmines with its massive wheels.
Rear view of a Mine Exploder
“Drones” were also developed for water and aerial use. In the First World War the Imperial German Navy built 17 FL-boats (Fernlenkboot, “remote controlled boat”). Controlled over a 12-mile long wire, they could ram enemy ships while carrying 1,800 lbs payloads.
Imperial German Fernlenkboot
Experiments with remotely controlled planes started during World War One but usually with the aim of facilitating realistic gunnery training against drones, rather than to develop offensive weapons. One such target drone, the American Radioplane OQ-2, was responsible for the rise of a celebrity. An Army photographer visiting the manufacturing plant in 1945 noticed a pretty assembly worker and took her picture. This photo got her a screen test, catapulting Norma Jeane Baker to worldwide fame as Marilyn Monroe.
Marilyn Monroe when she was still a factory worker producing OQ-2 planes
Some of the few offensive remote-controlled planes were the American TDR-1 Edna and the TDN-1. Both were envisioned as carrier-based weapons that could be radio-controlled from the ground or a following chase plane up to 7-8 miles away and could drop a torpedo or a bomb. The TDN-1 never saw service but 21 of the 50 Ednas deployed managed to hit their targets.
A TDR-1: the cockpit was covered up while in combat use but could be exposed for manned flight
Another type of offensive drone plane was jerry-rigged rather than built for the purpose. Operations Aphrodite and Anvil involved old B-17 Flying Fortresses and Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateers converted to radio control, loaded with explosives and remotely flown into heavily armored German targets. They were equipped with television cameras pointed at the cockpit controls and at the ground, transmitting live footage back to the control plane. During takeoff, the planes were flown by live pilots who then transferred the plane to radio control and parachuted. It was during one of these missions that Joseph P. Kennedy, older brother of future President John F. Kennedy died when his plane exploded due to unknown reasons.
The last photograph of Joseph P. Kennedy Jr.
If you would like to learn more about the technologies that were invented due to the demands of the World Wars, visit us at https://www.bbob.com and sign up for one of our all-inclusive tours!

H/T to Robert in Cullman

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Sunday, July 28, 2019

Looks Like We Are Still On This Path....






















Trump Triggers CNN Anchor Viktor Blackwell To Tears


Most who stop by here realize these days it does not take much to break down a "snowflake". This time Trump did it by basically calling a shithole a shithole when he stated on a Twitter post that self-serving Commiecrat (D) Elijah Cummings district is a "rat and rodent infested mess", which it is. Naturally, the Communist News Network (CNN) anchor had to spin this into something racial. I don't understand why these people whose living conditions are rapidly getting worse continue electing the same Demokratic Masters who keep dangling social welfare "carrots" in front of their constituents.  What we are seeing here and all across urban America is a long-term byproduct of LBJ's "Great Society" and part of a long term plan to make America a Communist state. Watch as black conservative Anthony Brian Logan reacts to Blackwell's triggering. He does an excellent job of calling the propagandist Blackwell out and exposing him as the lying hypocrite he is. 


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Below is what the POTUS was referring too.


                                                                                   
                                                                         

Minnesota Boys Lasso Monster Sturgeon





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A little something to go with your coffee....


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