Monday, December 31, 2018

You May Read Me on Unz Review Too.

1. I got my first piece published on Unz Review today, so you may check it out there

2. You can read my piece on some peculiarities of Russo-Chinese "alliance" at Unz Review. Here:

The Russo-Chinese "Alliance" Explained 

3. Here is the latest One. 

Russia's Stand-Off Capability: The 800 Pound Gorilla in Syria

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Let's Try Q & A And Whatever Else Sticky Post

Here is the post which I will try to keep sticky for people to ask questions and share their thoughts which are not on topic. This, I think is known as Open Thread. Fire away.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Flame....

One of the most beautiful pieces of ballad by... whom else...Cheap Trick. Yeah, it is Friday. 


 

Those Whom Gods Wish To Destroy...

So you know the rest of this famous expression. But here is my conundrum, I never hid my warm attitude to American people, nor my love for the country which became our home in a very difficult time for us and, apart from being madly in love with the American West in general, seemed to give a moral meaning to life. So, comes the moral issue--yes, I was and continue to be outspoken against actions of the American political, that is power  class, since the start of a criminal adventure in Yugoslavia and then Iraq, and then, well, you know... But at some point one has to ask the question: is this now really that bad, is this becoming a complete madhouse? As painful as it is to admit it--yes, there are many people in US power-media elite who are going off the rails in a major and a grotesque way. It would have been funny if it wouldn't have been so damn serious since most of those people truly are mad. Get this:

Russian cyber experts created a Pokemon Go game as part of their attempts to meddle with the US election, according to an investigation by CNN. Under the banner of Don’t Shoot Us, a collective that seemed to share the aims of Black Lives Matter but which is now believed to be run by Russians, the game was created to inspire online participants. Users could visit sites where police brutality had been recorded, and were encouraged to give their Pokemon characters names of real-life victims, such as Eric Garner, who died on Staten Island. The winner of the Pokemon contest would receive an Amazon gift card, the Don’t Shoot Us site said. CNN said it had no evidence of anyone actually claiming the prize.

A sheer idiocy of these claims is such, that many, following Goebbels's  dictum, will believe it. Thankfully, the comment section to this news piece (of shit) provides enough antidote to start smiling and eventually laugh one's ass off.  The best comment (out of which I managed to read) was this:


There, there, Hillary don't feel bad. Democratic Senator Adam Schiff has subpoenaed Pokemon to testify in front of the Senate Lack Of Intelligence Committee. lol

This one is good too, LOL--here is a nation of Mark Twain and O'Henry still alive and kicking: 
  
The Chinese were trying to meddle also, but they used Harry Potter magic and that’s where they failed, everyone know brooms are old technology.

In related news of some going off the rails completely are the news of Ukrainian patriot farmer deciding to settle this shit with Russian T-14 Armata MBT once and for all. After all, as we all know, Russia maintains in Ukraine (after invasion, of course) several tank armies with thousands of T-90s and Armatas, so the time came to counter those damn Russkies. The sheer idiocy of the whole thing is not in the contraption this Ukrainian farmer constructed, however hilarious it is, it is in the fact of enthusiastic report on that by one of Ukrainian TV Channels. You don't need to know Ukrainian to really appreciate the magnificence of the technological achievement in the armored warfare. But, obviously, Russian commenters had a field day in comments section and some of those are beyond hilarious. Friday, the 13th, what can I say and you can not treat stupid, I guess.


P.S. The title of this thing? Tortilla and, of course, and I quote, "there is nothing comparable to this technology in any army in the world." With that, I have to agree completely. I need a drink, LOL.