Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Monday, July 29, 2013
Today in Thailand it is Thai Language Day - "วันภาษาไทยแห่งชาติ" - that chicken on the left is Gaw Gai, which is the Thai-language equivalent of "Gee" is for Chicken (Gai is the Thai word for chicken). For anyone who didn't learn to read Thai (or has forgotten) the Chicken and Monkey are there because they are the names for the letters used for "Gee" and "El" as written in Thai. "Gaw-Gai" and "Law-Ling", that is, "G as in Gai / chicken" and "L is in Ling / monkey".
A dear friend from out of the distant past called me - she's in Israel these days, and in passing she said, "Nu." This is something in Hebrew, apparently, means "What?" as in "What is it? Tell me! Tell me! Tell me!".
At first I thought she meant "Noo," which is Thai for mouse, which in turn brought on memories of some time I spent at a buddy's house in Northern Thailand. The place was a traditional Thai home; lots of dark teakwood, Thai silk pillows, open air pavilion-like architecture; like Mel Gibson's place in the film Air America.
My buddy's wife was a beautiful Northern Thai. She was entertaining my buddy and me, bringing us food & drink and tending to things and then she said, "Noo-noo-noo," which means 'Mouse-mouse-mouse." That's the way the Thai say things; they emphasize by repeating themselves. The kid picked up on this and said "Noo 'nai?" which is a contraction for "Noo tee-nai?" which translates literally as: 'Mouse at where?"
I saw the creature out of the corner of my eye and said, "Noo noon!" - 'Mouse there!' The kid picked up on the immediate joke - the Thai love combining words to make amusing plays on words & meanings - he responded, "Noo nee?" - 'Mouse here?" We spent the rest of the evening trying to make sentences - in Thai - that only started with the letter N. "Noo now" - 'The Mouse is cold'. "Noo nan nee" - 'The Mouse lays down here'. "Nee, Nong" - 'Come here, Little Brother'.
I loved my time in Thailand. I was there from 6th grade thru to 12th grade, graduated high school at the International School Bangkok, then went back for multiple tours when I was stationed in Okinawa, 1988-92. I earned my Master Parachutist Wings leading a stick of Royal Thai Border Patrol Policemen on a jump over Haad Yai, Southern Thailand, out of a Royal Thai Air Force DC-3 Dakota - giving the jump commands in Thai. That was not my first jump into Thailand nor my last but it certainly was one of my most memorable. Either that, or the party that followed downtown.
Time in the bush with the Thai soldiers was a trip. Any animal encountered was chopped up and served with chili peppers and rice - cobra, rice rat, monkey, bird, fish - you name it the Thai soldiers can build a trap, snare it and eat it. That is one army that never goes hungry. I remember briefing a patrol before heading out, asking my counterpart the platoon sergeant,
"The soldiers, bullets they have, how many?"
"Yes, Sergeant, each man bullets have, two hundred and ten met."
"The soldiers, food they have?
"Yes, Sergeant, food, have." Lord knows what that meant - probably the minimum rice, fish sauce & chili peppers - meat was on the hoof, waiting them in the woods.
"The soldiers, water bottles, they are full?
My counterpart looked at me like I had a dick growing out the middle of my forehead and started laughing his ass off. I'd used the wrong word for 'full'. I'd used the word "Im" meaning I'm full from eating too much - the second I'd said it I'd realized my mistake - the word for the canteens being full of water was "T'hem"
From that point on for the rest of the patrol, whenever we'd do a tactical halt, my counterpart would come up to me and say, "The water bottles are full," using the word for like they'd eaten too much, and we'd both laugh our asses off. It was stupid, but it was funny as shit.
What can I say? The Thai have a saying - "Farang Ba!" - 'Roundeyes are crazy!'
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Camp MacKall, North Carolina - November, 1987:
This was back In The Day before Camp MacKall morphed itself into the hodge-podge of multi-storied brick buildings it is today. Back then it was tarpaper shacks, corrugated tin huts and quonset huts. The older maps show the place as the old rail switchyard that served Camp MacKall in World War II, when two Airborne Divisions trained there. The rails were gone but railroad spikes still surfaced from beneath the gravel. We spent enough time down on the ground to be aware of this.
It was during a post-obstacle course thrash session. A word on the Camp Mackall obstacle course is in order here: it is called the Nasty Nick after Special Forces hero Nick Rowe. Back in the mid-eighties it was just The Obstacle Course, of course, because Nick Rowe was not yet assassinated.
"Arbeit Macht Frei"
The Obstacle Course at Camp MacKall features medieval torture apparatus such as The Dirty Name, The Eagle, and several 30-foot-high rope climbs. The Nick is only one mile long, but it is the longest mile you will ever run in your life. The whole thing was done at a run - wherever there was a pileup on one of the obstacles, they'd make us run in place. By the time you were done with the unGodly event, you were thrashed.
Following a grueling iteration on the Obstacle Course our Tac Sergeant - a particularly charismatic sadist named Gallant - ran us back around the compound (the LONG route, naturally) and proceeded to lead us in a smoke session; pushups and flutterkicks in a big puddle in the gravel of the old railroad switchyard. Gallant was infamous because of a scar on his face he got in a knife fight, in a dive known as The Sugar Shack, off 401 bypass in Fayetteville.
I'll never forget it. It was November, the sky was overcast, gray. We were on our backs doing flutterkicks in a freezing puddle, but we weren't cold; that would come later when we cooled off. The gravel cut into our fists, which were under our asses so as not to destroy our lower backs as we did flutterkicks. Gallant was calling off cadence, "One! Two! Three! ONE! One! Two! Three! TWO!" all the way up to fifty, then he had us hold our legs up, "Keep 'em up! Keep 'em up!" and he hollered out: "You think its over? YOU THINK ITs OVER???"
"IT AIN'T NEVER OVER ! ! !"
Then Gallant proceeded to lead us in flutterkicks up to one hundred. One hundred, at the four count.
Whether its a physical challenge or a moral dilemma, it really is never over. You have to earn your Green Beret every day.
This Heineken ad is what first brought the incredible R&B act Clairy Browne & the Bangin' Rackettes to my attention. At first I assumed they were American; I have since learned they are from the same place I am - part of the awesome Blues scene out of Melbourne, Australia.
Does anybody know where I can find this bar? If it is for sale I will buy it.
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Obama just happened to know 60s far-left radical revolutionary William Ayers, whose father just happened to be Thomas Ayers, who just happened to be a close friend of Obama’s communist mentor Frank Marshall Davis, who just happened to work at the communist-sympathizing Chicago Defender with Vernon Jarrett, who just happened to later become the father-in-law of Iranian-born leftist Valerie Jarrett, who Obama just happened to choose as his closest White House advisor, and who just happened to have been CEO of Habitat Company, which just happened to manage public housing in Chicago, which just happened to get millions of dollars from the Illinois state legislature, and which just happened not to properly maintain the housing—which eventually just happened to require demolition.
Valerie Jarrett also just happened to work for the city of Chicago, and just happened to hire Michelle LaVaughan Robinson (later Mrs.Obama), who just happened to have worked at the Sidley Austin law firm, where former fugitive from the FBI Bernardine Dohrn also just happened to work, and where Barack Obama just happened to get a summer job.
Bernardine Dohrn just happened to be married to William Ayers, with whom she just happened to have hidden from the FBI at a San Francisco marina, along with Donald Warden, who just happened to change his name to Khalid al-Mansour, and Warden/al-Mansour just happened to be a mentor of Black Panther Party founders Huey Newton and Bobby Seale and a close associate of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, and al-Mansour just happened to be financial adviser to a Saudi Prince, who just happened to donate cash to Harvard, for which Obama just happened to get a critical letter of recommendation from Percy Sutton, who just happened to have been the attorney for Malcolm X, who just happened to know Kenyan politician Tom Mboya, who just happened to be a close friend of Barack Hussein Obama, Sr., who just happened to meet Malcolm X when he traveled to Kenya.
Obama, Sr. just happened to have his education at the University of Hawaii paid for by the Laubach Literacy Institute, which just happened to have been supported by Elizabeth Mooney Kirk, who just happened to be a friend of Malcolm X, who just happened to have been associated with the Nation of Islam, which was later headed by Louis Farrakhan, who just happens to live very close to Obama’s Chicago mansion, which also just happens to be located very close to the residence of William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, who just happen to have been occasional baby-sitters for Malia and Natasha Obama, whose parents just happened to have no concern exposing their daughters to bomb-making communists.
After attending Occidental College and Columbia University, where he just happened to have foreign Muslim roommates, Obama moved to Chicago to work for the Industrial Areas Foundation, an organization that just happened to have been founded by Marxist and radical agitator Saul “the Red” Alinsky, author of Rules for Radicals, who just happened to be the topic of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s thesis at Wellesley College, and Obama’s $25,000 salary at IAF just happenedto be funded by a grant from the Woods Fund, which was founded by the Woods family, whose Sahara Coal companyjust happened to provide coal to Commonwealth Edison, whose CEO just happened to be Thomas Ayers, whose son William Ayers just happened to serve on the board of the Woods Fund, along with Obama.
Obama also worked on voter registration drives in Chicago in the 1980s and just happened to work with leftist political groups like the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and Socialist International (SI), through which Obama met Carl Davidson, who just happened to travel to Cuba during the Vietnam War to sabotage the U.S. war effort, and who just happened to be a former member of the SDS and a member of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, which just happened to sponsor a 2002 anti-war rally at which Obama spoke, and which just happened to have been organized by Marilyn Katz, a former SDS activist and later public relations consultant who just happened to be a long-time friend of Obama’s political hatchet man, David Axelrod.
Obama joined Trinity United Church of Christ (TUCC), whose pastor was Reverend Jeremiah Wright, a fiery orator who just happened to preach Marxism and Black Liberation Theology and who delivered anti-white, anti-Jew, and anti-American sermons, which Obama just happened never to hear because he just happened to miss church only on the days when Wright was at his “most enthusiastic,” and Obama just happened never to notice that Oprah Winfrey left the church because it was too radical, and just happened never to notice that the church gave the vile anti-Semitic Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan a lifetime achievement award.
Although no one had ever heard of him at the time, Obama just happened to receive an impossible-to-believe $125,000 advance to write a book about race relations, which he just happened to fail to write while using the cash to vacation in Bali with his wife Michelle, and despite his record of non-writing he just happened to receive a second advance, for $40,000, from another publisher, and he eventually completed a manuscript called Dreams From My Father, which just happened to strongly reflect the writing style of William Ayers, who just happened to trample on an American flag for the cover photograph of the popular Chicago magazine, which Obama just happened never to see even though it appeared on newsstands throughout the city.
Obama was hired by the law firm Miner, Banhill and Galland, which just happened to specialize in negotiating state government contracts to develop low-income housing, and which just happened to deal with now-imprisoned Tony Rezko and his firm Rezar, and with slumlord Valerie Jarrett, and the law firm’s Judson Miner just happened to have been a classmate of Bernardine Dohrn, wife of William Ayers.
In 1994 Obama represented ACORN and another plaintiff in a lawsuit against Citibank for denying mortgages to blacks(Buycks-Roberson v. Citibank Federal Savings Bank), and the lawsuit just happened to result in banks being blackmailed into approving subprime loans for poor credit risks, a trend which just happened to spread nationwide, and which just happened to lead to the collapse of the housing bubble, which just happened to help Obama defeat John McCain in the 2008 presidential election.
In 1996 Obama ran for the Illinois State Senate and joined the “New Party,” which just happened to promote Marxism, and Obama was supported by Dr. Quentin Yong, a socialist who just happened to support a government takeover of the health care system.
In late 1999 Obama purportedly engaged in homosexual activities and cocaine-snorting in the back of a limousine with a man named Larry Sinclair, who claims he was contacted in late 2007 by Donald Young, who just happened to be the gay choir director of Obama’s Chicago church and who shared information with Sinclair about Obama, and Young just happened to be murdered on December 23, 2007, just weeks after Larry Bland, another gay member of the church, just happened to be murdered, and both murders just happened to have never been solved. In 2008 Sinclair held a press conference to discuss his claims, and just happened to be arrested immediately after the event, based on a warrant issued by Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, who just happens to be the son of Joe Biden.
In 2003 Obama and his wife attended a dinner in honor of Rashid Khalidi, who just happened to be a former PLO operative, harsh critic of Israel, and advocate of Palestinian rights, and who Obama claims he does not know, even though the Obamas just happened to have dined more than once at the home of Khalidi and his wife, Mona, and just happened to have used them as occasional baby-sitters. Obama reportedly praised Khalidi at the decidedly anti-Semitic event, which William Ayers just happened to also attend, and the event Obama pretends he never attended was sponsored by the Arab American Action Network, to which Obama just happened to have funneled cash while serving on the board of the Woods Fund with William Ayers, and one speaker at the dinner remarked that if Palestinians cannot secure a return of their land, Israel “will never see a day of peace,” and entertainment at the dinner included a Muslim children’s dance whose performances just happened to include simulated beheadings with fake swords, and stomping on American, Israeli, and British flags, and Obama allegedly told the audience that “Israel has no God-given right to occupy Palestine” and there has been “genocide against the Palestinian people by (the) Israelis,” and the Los Angeles Times has a videotape of the event butjust happens to refuse to make it public.
In the 2004 Illinois Democrat primary race for the U.S. Senate, front-runner Blair Hull just happened to be forced out of the race after David Axelrod just happened to manage to get Hull’s sealed divorce records unsealed, which just happened to enable Obama to win the primary, so he could face popular Republican Jack Ryan, whose sealed child custody records from his divorce just happened to become unsealed, forcing Ryan to withdraw from the race, which just happened to enable the unqualified Obama to waltz into the U.S. Senate, where, after a mere 143 days of work, he just happened to decide he was qualified to run for President of the United States.
“Tolerance is the last virtue of a dying society.” –Aristotle
Friday, July 26, 2013
Learn the different things you can do to your home which add value. Forget about adding a pool, it won't hold the investment you have to spend to have one installed. The best laces to look are your bathroom and kitchen, after to upgrade those rooms next would be the bedrooms. Like adding another one or two depending the demand in your area? You can find this out by asking your local realtor.
Fixing up your home can be fun and often times very profitable even when you're only doing a few easy home improvement projects. Home improvement projects can improve the look and value of your home dramatically. Many of us avoid home improvement projects due to their expense. And it can become expensive! Do your homework and you should not experience any surprises!
There are many things to ask yourself when looking to increase the value of your home through home improvement projects. One of the neat tricks you can do when creating some easy home improvement projects is to add some trim around the top of your ceiling. Like crown molding, which really enriches the beauty of any home.
After you have decided on and planned for your first home improvement projects, new window coverings and upgraded flooring should receive attention along with Interior painting and exterior painting. Also, at Home Depot they have a section of books on literally any home improvement projects you can imagine. Leave the landscaping for the end, this would be your final step.
Also, you will want to be practical when deciding on your home improvement! You can very easily waste money, where money is not needed. For example, If your fence is in dire need of repair, don't think that by painting it you will hide the real problem. You need a new fence, period!
Here are some things to think about before you say go!
1) Does your home improvement project add space, function or added benefits to the area?
2) Does the home improvement project make the area more attractive, not only to you but to others?
3) Does the home improvement project make significant positive changes to the home?
Each of these things is something to take into consideration. Unfortunately, many homeowners don't properly plan ahead, don't have the budget to cover the costs and re-mortgage their homes or take out other home improvement loans to help.
Many landscaping projects can be done throughout the year but it can be easier and more enjoyable during the summer. Families that have allergies or respiratory problems should be careful about what chemicals may have been used in the manufacture of finished products. Allowing problems to remain increases the risk of damage to your house.
Some people use home improvement as a creative outlet, and if it makes you happy then go for it! I personally enjoy making repairs around the house knowing the job is getting done right! But, if that isn't your cup of tea, then once go with a professional, you should get multiple quotes before making your choice of who to use. The fact is that home improvement debts are easily avoided by simple planning.
Once all the work is completed you will be very happy with the end results of all your hard work.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
I get a lot of letters. Still waiting for this bird's letter telling me what she wants me to do to her . . .
- STORMBRINGER SENDS
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
One of the most defining aspects of home décor are the colors that are used. Generally, there are certain colors that are considered to be the height of style. These colors can change from season to season, but generally the most stylish colors will stay popular for several years. If you are the type of person who likes to always be at the forefront of style in home furnishings, you may consider choosing furniture that is somewhat neutral, and use throw pillows and other decorations to add splashes of color. Smaller items are often less expensive and easier to replace when it comes time to redecorate again in the future.
If you have a fireplace in your living room, it can be one of the focal points of the room. The fireplace and hearth can be made of different materials. Marble, stone, brick, and wood are some of the most popular. When you look through the different fireplace and hearth choices, you will see that the same type of material can be used differently to create a variety of styles. When you select your fireplace, you can choose one that is specifically tailored to the design scheme that you like, or you can choose one that is somewhat more general in nature and that will go well with several different home decorating trends.
If you have a fireplace, you may also choose a mantel. The mantel can be made out of the same material as the hearth, or a different material. It can be a large mantel, that will hold decorative pieces, or it can be smaller, and have a picture or mirror hung above it. The fireplace in a living room can really set the stage for the entire composition of the room.
When it comes to decorating a living room, the details can make or break the whole look of the room. It is important to make sure that you think of the different functions that the room will have. Will it be a place to sit and chat with guests? Is it a place where your family can gather and enjoy the warmth of the fire? How formal do you want this room to be? As you answer these questions, you can make design choices that will ensure that your living room is not only attractive, but that it also fits the needs of your family.
Monday, July 22, 2013
The down-around-the-ass-with-underwear-showing look originated in prison. In the prison culture, there is a lot of homosexual sex, of course. Men who would not otherwise engage in this sort of sex do so, because of the prison environment = 100% lack of females. As one can imagine, a lot of homosexual rape goes on in prisons as stronger males force themselves upon the weaker ones.
There is a sub-group in prison; those who willingly offer themselves for the submissive role in homosexual sex. These individuals do this for a number of reasons; in exchange for favors, protection, or they are genuinely homosexual. These individuals signal their orientation by ... yes you guessed it ... SAGGY-BAGGY-PANTS-DOWN-AROUND-THE-ASS-WITH-UNDERWEAR-SHOWING ! ! !
So the next time you see some young men sporting this annoying look, take the liberty of informing them of where the look originated, and WHAT IT REALLY MEANS.
I particularly invite my lady readers; the next time you are out & about shopping at the mall or whatever, and you see a young man or men sporting the pants-down-around-the-ass-with-underwear-showing look, you can smile sweetly and say, "Oh, I thank you for having paid your debt to Society."
And when the clueless moral reprobate(s) inevitably says "Huh? Wuffo you talkin' about, bitch?" you can indicate his saggy pants with and reply,
"I can see that you spent time in prison by the way you wear your trousers down around your ass like that with your underwear showing. Everybody knows that you are signalling that you take it up the tailpipe, of course. I suppose because we're not in prison here and now, that you continue to wear your trousers that way because you are openly homosexual. That's nice. How do you feel about gay marriage?"
Who knows? If enough people get the word out, this could be the beginning of the cure of this disgraceful fad.
- STORMBRINGER SENDS
Sunday, July 21, 2013
When interior designer Marte Deborah Dalelv, 24, arrived in Dubai in early March, she thought it would be for a short business trip. She never dreamed she’d still be there as a wanted woman.
Four days after she reported to police that a colleague had raped her, she was served with an arrest warrant, and her money and passport were confiscated. The charge? Having extramarital sex, drinking alcohol and perjury.
And the rape? A rape conviction requires either a conviction or the eyewitness testimony of four adult males. In this case, her attacker didn’t confess and there were no witnesses. Her attacker received a 13-month sentence for extramarital sex and alcohol consumption.
Dalelv was found guilty on Tuesday, and since then, she’s officially wanted by the authorities.
“I should have been imprisoned since Tuesday,” she told the AFP news agency. “But I have been told they are not searching for me.”
Her conviction is now being appealed. In the meantime, she’s holed up at the Norwegian Seamans’ Centre in Dubai, under arrangements secured by the Norwegian government.
“I am very nervous and tense,” she said. “But I hope for the best, and I take one day at a time. I just have to get through this.”
Dalelv’s case closely parallels that of Australian Alicia Gali, who was drugged and gang-raped. Like Dalelv, when Gali reported the crime, she was charged with having illicit sex outside marriage. Unfortunately, her government wasn’t as supportive as Dalelv’s.
She was savagely raped by three of her colleagues. Alone and frightened, she took herself to hospital. What Alicia didn’t know is that under the UAE’s strict sharia laws, if the perpetrator does not confess, a rape cannot be convicted without four adult Muslim male witnesses. She was charged with having illicit sex outside marriage, and thrown in a filthy jail cell for eight months.
Gali returned to Australia after her release from prison.
This is the Norwegian facebook site for Martes release:
Also please sign this petition
An average of 6,000 Syrians a day have fled their war-torn country since the beginning of 2013, in what the United Nations considers one of the worst humanitarian crises in recent history. More than 1.8 million Syrians have officially registered as refugees since the start of the conflict in March 2011, taking shelter in neighboring countries Jordan, Iraq, Turkey and Lebanon.
Zaatari is now home to approximately 150,000 Syrians, a number that would equal the population of Jordan's fifth-largest city.
Read the rest of it HERE
I've seen refugee camps before - short of a prison or a concentration camp, they are about as close as I can imagine to Hell on Earth. This is by far the largest refugee camp I have ever seen in my entire life.
Syria is an extremely complex situation and a no win for the U.S. The revolt is being lead by Islamic extremists. If we support them and supply them with arms, we could be sentencing two and a half million Christians in Syria to death. On the other hand, hundreds of thousand of innocent people will die if we don't act. Already the Jihadists rebels are attacking foreign workers. There are about ten different factions in Syria that will be fighting with each other for years to come if Assad is ousted.
Some people believe this is a harbinger of the End Times. Consider: the Cold War was actually WWIII - it occurred worldwide for fifty years. WWIV = the Global War on Terror . . . can't imagine what WWV will be like but it will probably involve Israel, Syria, Iraq, Iran and Egypt; and if you know your Bible prophesy . . .
- STORMBRINGER SENDS
Saturday, July 20, 2013
This woman is 51 years old. She is TV Health Guru Gillian McKeith. She advocates a holistic approach to nutrition and health, promoting exercise and a vegetarian diet high in organic fruits and vegetables. She recommends detox diets, colonic irrigation and supplements.
This woman is also 51 years old. She is TV chef Nigella Lawson. She eats meat, butter, chocolate and desserts . . . all washed down with copious amounts of wine.
I REST MY CASE.
- STORMBRINGER SENDS
Friday, July 19, 2013
A carpenter's skills and knowledge can be invaluable when you are thinking about your next home improvement project. The number one home improvement project is probably remodeling a room. This often involves either moving walls or knocking them down completely to change the shape and usefulness of the room. Consulting with a good carpenter before starting the home improvement project can give you some feedback about the best way to accomplish your desired outcome. In addition, the carpenter can give suggestions from a professional view that can help you to utilize the space in a better way to meet your needs more efficiently.
Another popular house improvement project, particularly for growing families, is adding a room. This option will need the services of a carpenter in order to be successful. A carpenter should be consulted before any work is started. A carpenter will have the skills and knowledge to make a material list and an estimate of the time involved. This will also enable the carpenter to give you an approximate bid for completing the house improvement project.
If you are contemplating a kitchen remodel as a home improvement project, obtaining the services of a carpenter are in order here as well. You might think you need the services of a carpenter if you need to build additional counter space or knock down a wall to make the kitchen bigger. However, if you want a truly unique kitchen, a carpenter can build custom cabinets that fit both your home and your decorative tastes.
A deck is another popular house improvement project. A carpenter will be able to make quick work of an average sized deck. It can usually a weekend project and can be completed within two or three days. Where a carpenter will really shine, however, is when a deck is more complicated. A project that would take a person unskilled in carpentry work two weeks, can be completed by a carpenter in just a few days.
Garages are another favored house improvement project. This type of home improvement project, as most house improvements do, will help to increase the value of your home exponentially. A garage is an often requested item when people are wanting to purchase a house. Many carpenters are also skilled at roofing. Replacing the roof is a home improvement job that is recommended to be completed about every ten years or so, depending on the conditions in the area of the country you live, the age of your house, and the type of shingles you have.
Building a covered porch is a home improvement project that can give you all the benefits of a deck with the conveniences of having a covered outdoor space in which do entertain or relax. This is also a job that a carpenter can undertake with ease. From ordering the materials list to treating the decking boards if they are untreated to tacking up the screening, this is one home improvement project that will be enjoyed for years to come.
In 2006, LT Sean Parnell and the men of Third Platoon deployed to one of the most dangerous area of Afghanistan, less than 10 miles from the Pakistani border. Their mission was to seek out enemy positions and thwart the movement of insurgent forces, into and out of the save haven of Pakistan, to disrupt and destroy this network at all costs. On June 10, they were under a fierce assault by the Taliban and enemy insurgents. RPGs and Mortars rained down on them and machine gun fire seemed to come at them from all directions. If they didn't get help soon, the outcome looked grim for Sean Parnell and the men under his leadership, known as the Outlaw Platoon:
What I love about this story is that these guys weren't Delta Operators or Navy SEALs, they were Infantrymen who had to figure out how to survive. It's pretty riveting stuff. This 3-part series will conclude with Outlaw Platoon part III next month.
- STORMBRINGER SENDS
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Thanks to Chaz
- STORMBRINGER SENDS
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
A lot of people do not understand that the choice of lights can really influence the look of the home. Light fixtures come in a variety of fabulous designs and models that you can incorporate into every room in your home. This can include chandeliers for the kitchen or dining room, or wall sconces and elaborate pendants for the family area or personal bedrooms. Whatever you current lighting situation is, you could always change them to complement the interior of your home to something more classic, contemporary or whatever accommodates your personal preferences. There are many ornate and streamlined designs that you can purchase, so you have nearly limitless options you can use.
Aside from the stylish design of light fixtures, you want to take the functional aspect into consideration. The right kind of lighting can alter the ambiance and mood within the room. You can modify brightness or the concentration of light in an region just by simply changing a bulb. With the right lighting you can make your home feel more comfortable and inviting, particularly when you constantly have visitors over this may be a large benefit for you. The right kind of lighting can certainly work in harmony with your furnishings. You can also find more imaginative functions for your light fixtures. You can use the lighting to shine in a certain direction if you are displaying a painting on the wall or china on the dining table. This is usually done with the use of spotlights and is ideal for luring the gaze of visitors and guests to the object that the light is fixed upon. While this is most commonly an approach used in museums and galleries, homeowners can use this technique as well.
Home improvement can be expensive and is something that often calls for a huge cash outlay. If your budget can't support an undertaking this big, it might be wise to consider changing simple decor items in your home, which can really enhance the overall look. Light fixtures provide an affordable means to give your home a different kind of look without the expense associated with major improvements. In addition, it provides homeowners with a whole new set of options in how objects around the house can be strategically arranged.
You can change the atmosphere in your by using lights in a certain way. Most light fixtures are fairly cheap and can be purchased at any hardware store. They are easy to install though some models may require installation by an electrician. However, they are not like tiles or wallpaper that require professional installation and might mean heavy labor costs. By altering your indoor lighting, you can change the appearance of your home while not having to resort to extensive remodeling work that can cost you an arm and a leg.
For 'tis in Sweat and Blood their lessons have been paid
Train hard and learn well,
for the truths of Life and War
are carved in stone
on the walls of the Seven Layers of Hell.
- STORMBRINGER SENDS
Sunday, July 14, 2013
What we have just witnessed is a modern day electronic lynch mob energized by the likes of race-baiters Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and the New Black Panther Party, who are at this time howling for George Zimmerman's head on a platter.
Witness how they portrayed Zimmerman in the media - as a Klansman; never mind the fact that Ku Klux Klan is a Democrat institution, endorsed by two Democrat Presidents (Wilson & Clinton). Funny how they always conveniently overlook these facts.
In their effort to make this into a race thing, the New York Times labeled Zimmerman a 'white Hispanic' (something I have never seen on any of the forms I filled out immigrating over here, throughout my Army career, getting married, registering my children's births, registering to vote, nothing; I have never seen this demographic.) This a sick on so many levels; George Zimmerman had a black grandparent - he could never join the Klan. Anyway, if the New York Times refers to Zimmerman as a 'white Hispanic', does this make Obama a 'white African-American'?
Why does our society turn a blind eye to dozens of killings a day in Chicago and yet get in a feverish uproar over a self-defense shooting that happened 17 months ago? Hey Al and Jesse; go to Chicago. That's where MURDERS are taking place.
Zimmerman did NOTHING ILLEGAL- local law enforcement who arrived on scene could not find anything to charge him with. Consider; they had a dead body on their hands and the shooter standing right there - those guys had to be right as rain to not charge Zimmerman. It was only AFTER the professional race-baiters in this country drummed this thing up via their willing accomplices the Lamestream Left-Leaning Media, the Obama Administration Dept of Justice (led by reverse-racist Eric Holder) stepped in and exerted pressure to place charges on Zimmerman.
Obama & Co politicized Zimmerman case from the git go; "If I had a son he would look like Trayvon Martin," stated Barack Obama.
For the President of the United States to personalize a situation like this is not only beyond the pale, it is incredibly irresponsible, considering the civil unrest we are now bracing ourselves for.
The charges the Feds pressured Angela Corey to bring - second degree murder - were so groundless the judge (a lifelong Democrat) instructed the jury to consider the lesser charge of manslaughter AFTER the Defense rested it's case. The legal term for this is: "Moving the goal posts."
If I had a son, he would not look like Trayvon Martin; but I have a whole helluva a lot of friends & colleagues who look like George Zimmerman. A lot of my friends are black, and NONE of THEM look like Trayvon, either.
- STORMBRINGER SENDS
Saturday, July 13, 2013
On yesterday’s Noon newscast on KTVU, the station claimed it had “just learned the names of the 4 pilots on board” Asiana flight 214 which crashed last Saturday. But the station was given bad information that made it all the way into the newscast. If you read the names it becomes immediately clear this is a joke, which went unnoticed by the newsroom, producers and the anchor.
Earlier this week KTVU touted its coverage as being not only first, but “100% accurate.”
When I first saw this I thought this HAD to be a joke . . .
"The pressure of a gas is inversely proportional to the volume it occupies if the temperature remains unchanged within a closed system." P1·V1 = P2·V2
The following is an actual question given on a University of Washington chemistry mid term. The answer by one student was so "profound" that the professor shared it with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of course, why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well:
Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?
Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law (gas cools when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant.
One student, however, wrote the following: First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we need to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the rate at which they are leaving.
I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving.
As for how many souls are entering Hell, let's look at the different religions that exist in the world today. Most of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell. Since there is more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls go to Hell. With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially.
Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle's Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand proportionately as souls are added.
This gives two possibilities:
1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell breaks loose.
2. If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over.
So which is it? If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa during my Freshman year that, "It will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you," and take into account the fact that I slept with her last night, then number two must be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and has already frozen over.
The corollary of this theory is that since Hell has frozen over, it follows that it is not accepting any more souls and is therefore, extinct . . . leaving only Heaven, thereby proving the existence of a divine being which explains why, last night, Teresa kept shouting "OH . . . MY . . . GOD ! ! !"
This student received an A+!
- STORMBRINGER SENDS
Friday, July 12, 2013
I always think that it's a reasonable idea to start by thinking about an individual room and what you are trying to achieve. What do you have in mind for this room? Is it a space where you are planning on entertaining guests? It may be a more private space that will largely be reserved for family members.
By setting out what you are looking to achieve, you can give yourself some clear objectives. These may define many of the other decisions that you are about to make. I do, however, feel that it's possible to go too far. It's easy to imagine that rooms that will be used for entertaining should be more formal, or more suited to dinner parties and adult guests.
My own experience would suggest that it's actually nice to see some personal touches. If you have children and are proud of your family life, then I don't see any reason why you shouldn't put that life on display. It seems a shame to hide away such an important element of life. Take the time to really make the most of what you can offer.
I also think that there is a danger of making cautious choices. This is a really easy trap to fall into, particularly if you are a regular viewer of property television shows. What is the problem that is faced in this situation?
One of the main issues that I have with such shows is that they almost always appear to focus on the buying and selling of homes. In a sense, they could almost be defined as being about property investment. For most of us, however, the reality is that we use properties as spaces in which to live. We are trying to really make a home.
If you are looking to sell a property, then it may well make a lot of sense to use neutral colours and to create a space that will appeal to many people. The problem is that such an approach to interior design can lead to rather boring outcomes. Don't be afraid to add a splash of colour, or to make bold statements.
If you see a piece of art, for example, that you like, then why not buy it and place it within your own home? Some people may not like it, but it's your home and it's right that you should be the person making the decisions. Don't hold back. You'll find that it's much more rewarding to make creative choices that allow you to really make your mark on the home.
"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries, improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.
A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement, the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.
Individual Muslims may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome..."
Sir Winston Churchill, The River War first edition, Vol II, pages 248-250, London.
Churchill saw it coming . . .
- STORMBRINGER SENDS
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
"That picture is of my earthly form. What you don't see are my other set of arms and the other face with the snake tongue and my chariot pulled by singhas. Leave me offerings . . ."
Right on StormBringer go for it. I don't know what was deadlier, those snakes or my shirt.
Does this qualify me as a snake eater? I DO love rattlesnake chili.
- SNARK OUT