Posts tagged with ‘machinery’

Google Gagarin

April 12, 2011

It Was 50 Years Ago, Today …when mankind left the gravitational confines of our Earth. A poor boy from the steppes, Yuri Gagarin, simultaneously became the first man in space and the first man to leave Earth and orbit it completely.  (This is something that took NASA several steps before John Glenn finally emulated the […]

Long Live Wikileaks!

December 6, 2010

Long Live Wikileaks! These images will take you to the current IP addresses of Wikileaks. It follows on from my earlier help to the organisation here when a bunch of Swiss bankers mysteriously managed to influence “independent” judicial decisions in America. The fact that I even have to do this is an abomination on the […]

Rubber Dingies beat Flying Metal in War on Pirates

November 18, 2008

This is not a rant comparing the US military against others for effectiveness.  It’s purely my observation of events and appearances surrounding the current (10 years!) piracy problem on the high seas. This is the homepage of the US 5th Fleet above. All clean and big and modern and powerful and heroic (Take My Breath […]

We Now Have A Fantastic Opportunity to be Free from Foreign Energy Ties!

October 22, 2008

It’s True! Record profits at Gazprom as it forms Opec-style gas cartel The news that yesterday,… (new bad guy?) Russia (aka Putin Inc), Iran (axis of evil?) and (our friend?) Qatar have decided to collude together like OPEC to drive up gas prices (sorry, control the market in a uniform way beneficial to suppliers and […]

Easter Island – Modern History in Miniature

April 9, 2008

This news from late yesterday, is the story of a Nordic vandal of an Easter Island statue. He lopped an ear off one of the famous statues and has been fined $17,000. The BBC say the statues are up to 1000 years old. Whether the statues have any intrinsic value is debatable as the value […]