Saturday, July 21, 2018

Sweden vs. Denmark, Lubek and the Polish-Lithuanian Union

One of those wars passed by in history, but which led to the sinking of the Swedish ship Mars on May 30, 1564.

“The ship was the largest in the fleet of King Eric XIV (r. 1560-1568), capable of carrying a crew of 800. The reason for the estimate of how many went down with the ship is that it sank mid-boarding. The Swedish navy engaged in battle against Denmark, Lübeck and the Polish–Lithuanian Union off the coast of Öland on May 30th, 1564. On the second day of ferocious fighting, the Mars was boarded by the Danish and Lübeckian forces who didn’t know that the ship was already on fire from a cannon shot. The gunpowder stores exploded with enormous force, blowing the front of the ship clean off — that part of the wreck was found 130 feet away from the main body of the ship — and killing whatever crew had survived up until that point died along with the enemy they had been fighting. Historians estimate that at least 300 of the dead of the Mars were Danish-Lübeckian boarders.”

Discovered in 2011 around 250 feet below the surface of the Baltic Sea, the Mars has yielded artifacts valuable to naval archaeologists and historians.

Number of ‘Palestinian refugees?’ Probably 20,000

Not 5 million, as the UN claims, but 20,000 by an Obama State Department count that has never been made public.

Link at maggiesfarm.

Why the secrecy by Obama and the anti-Semites of his State Department?

Well, when numbers don’t back up your claim, and especially when your study reverses your allegations, you slap “CONFIDENTIAL” or “SECRET” on the findings.

There's an old saying: You don't like the answer, you shouldn't have asked the question.

More than likely, swallowing PLO and Hamas propaganda for years, Obama's anti-Semites thought they would find 5 million people who, egged on by Arab leaders, left the former UN Mandate of Palestine in 1948.

Simple enough

In Memphis, Tenn., a man broke into an apartment. The homeowner shot the intended burglar. The burglar died. No problem, police say.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Deconstruct it! Quickly, quickly!

At a news conference in Tbilisi, Sophia, the world’s “first humanoid robot” said “robots like her are going to achieve things, such as reducing poverty and hunger, promoting clean energy and gender equality faster.”

What are they going to do? Hand out money? Plant and harvest crops? Surely the US Democratic Party will invite Sophia and her cohorts to the 2020 national convention, maybe even register them to vote? Given Sophia’s dedication to clean energy and gender equality, can the Democrats do anything less?

“She is happy to be a female robot and to have an opportunity to speak about gender equality issues.”

Wait, wait, wait, wait! Sophia is “happy to be a female robot”? Somebody is making a lot of judgment calls in designating a machine’s sex.

Read the robot’s claims and intentions, and then insist it be taken apart and melted down into something useful. A doorstop, maybe.

Buried at sea

Loyce Edward Deen, TBM gunner.

Link at

The sailor, his ship, his friends and the battles he was in.

Swedish parliament candidate says Israeli Jews should be deported to US

"She suggests Jews should leave Israel and move to the U.S. to make room for the Palestinians:

“So why not invite their friends over to their land and make room for them on the farm? They seem to enjoy each other’s company. And the Palestinians can live in peace and again build up the country that once was theirs. I can allow myself at least to dream about such a solution, right?”

Palestinians “can live in peace and again build up the country that once was theirs.” As with every other anti-Semite, Ms. Javidi has no knowledge of history beyond that of her time. Check out what “Palestine” was like when ruled by the Muslim Ottoman Empire.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Time wasted on plastic straw ban good for economy

“Yes, most plastic waste in the ocean comes from monsoon flooding of Asian rivers / cities that washes trash out into the ocean. Yes, plastic drinking straws are a trivial percentage of the waste stream. So yes, plastic drinking straw bans will have little effect on cleanliness of the environment.

“BUT, this effort does seem to be occupying environmentalists and satisfying millennial needs for social media virtue signalling, all people who have many MUCH worse ideas for "improving" the world. In other words, every day spent by these folks pushing for and preening over this lame plastic straw effort is one less day they can spend pushing for things that would be much more destructive. It's like getting the termites around your yard to focus on easting the dead log in the back rather than eating the rafters in your house.”

Thanks, Coyote Blog, for the information on Asian countries responsible for most plastic trash that winds up in the ocean. It just seemed natural that Western industrial nations would be responsible, although I have seen no explanation on how plastic trash from Western Europe winds up in Asian oceans. For some reason, eco-types think people who have little don’t throw things away. Those types have traveled little outside the U.S., except to other presumed great polluters in other Western nations.

Here is a fact: Poor people toss more stuff on the ground than do people of means.