American hero stabbed – again.

French train attack hero Spencer Stone is repeatedly STABBED while defending a female friend as police search for two adult Asian male suspects.2CFFBD9C00000578-3265116-image-a-46_1444317140780 The attack was so violent that police began treating the case as a homicide when they arrived on the scene shortly after 12:45am on Thursday. 

Police are now looking for two adult Asian males who fled the scene in a dark Toyota Camry, and said repeatedly that the incident was not a terrorist act.  The 23-year-old U.S. airman 1st class was one of the three Americans who managed to take down a gunman as he opened fire on a Paris-bound train this past August.

Let us all hope the attempted murder was not committed by extremists, which the msm appears to be aiming at – though such a stabbing is bad enough in it’s own right.  The story unfurl’s as I pixelate… Here’s wishing Spencer Stone a speedy recovery to full health. Yours_Aye.

American tourist in Little Britain…

Scott Waters is a professional portrait and landscape painter, commercial artist, designer and tech geek. As an American tourist visiting the UK (on his fourth visit) his list of observations about small-town Britain has gone surprisingly viral.shapeimage_2 

Staying with family and friends, the artist and photographer made his way to London, Oxford, Cornwall and Leicestershire, taking in what the country has to offer visitors.

 While some of his observations – like thinking Cornwall is a country (it’s a county) and that “Black people are just people: they didn’t quite do slavery here” are not really that accurate.  He got some other stuff spot on…

If you’re looking in Scott, next time you pop over, I would recommend visiting England’s largest county, North Yorkshire. The city of York in particular (even though it is old and crumbling – being as it was founded as ‘Eboracum’ c. 71 AD,) Not forgetting the rugged undulating Yorkshire Dales and Moors.   Yours_Aye.

F-35 flaw – solution – Guinness!

Pilots who eject from America’s most expensive military jet could break their neck if they weigh less than 136 pounds (9.7 Stone.) It has emerged that the Martin-Baker US16E seats on the $350billion F-35s proved to be flawed during tests. While challenging the new Generation 3 helmets during trials, it was discovered that the ejection snapped the necks of light-weight test dummies.1FA8776400000578-0-image-a-61_1435683710238 

The US military services have now decided to ban pilots under the weight of 136 pounds from operating the plane. It’s the latest in a series of setbacks, which has delayed production by up to eight years and put it hundreds of billions of dollars over budget.

Comparison with its predecessor – F16.

Role: Stealth multirole fighter
First flight: December 15, 2006
Unit cost (not including engine):
F-35A – $98million
F-35B – $104million
F-35C – $116million
Number built: 115 (as of November 2014)
Length: 15.67m
Wingspan: 10.7m
Height: 4.33m
Max speed (F-35A): 1,930kph
One of the most highly anticipated features of the F-35 armament is the Small Diameter Bomb II (SBD II).The bomb is able to guide towards its target using laser, imaging infrared or radar homing. It can hit moving or stationary targets in any weather, or at night, with unprecedented reliability and accuracy. The ‘super weapon’ is predicted to be the most versatile air-to-ground munition in the Pentagon’s air combat inventory. The cost per SDB II is said to be around $250,000 and the US military plans on buying as many as 17,000 of them.
Role: Multirole fighter
First flight: January 20, 1974
Unit cost:
F-16A/B – $14.6million
F-16C/D – $18.8million
Number built: 4,540+
Length: 15.06m
Wingspan: 9.96m
Height: 4.88m
Max speed (F-16C): 2,120kph
Combat history:
The F-16 has served in the Air Forces of 26 nations, including the U.S., Israel, Egypt, the Netherlands, Denmark and Norway. During Operation Desert Storm, the 1991 assault on Iraq, F-16s flew over 13,000 operations, more than any other Coalition aircraft. The U.S. has employed the F-16 in operations over the Balkans, Afghanistan and Libya.  At its production peak in 1987, the F-16 team in Fort Worth was also making history, by producing 30 F-16s in just 30 days. Thanks to frequent upgrades improving and incorporating new technologies into the cockpit, avionics, sensors and weapons, the aircraft has become more reliable over its 40 years.guinness

My Lords, Ladies & Gentlemen… I have the solution to the problem of minimum weight pilots, who fall below the safety threshold – compulsory consumption of (doffing my cap and holding it close to my heart) ‘Guinness!’ (AKA The Black Stuff, Irish Champagne, Diesel, Bunkers, The Black Nectar, Vitamin G, Black Custard.) The top brass at the Pentagon can have that one for free. Sláinte mhaith…  Yours_Aye.

Chris Mintz – a hero stepped up

Funding appeal for hero student who was shot seven times when he blocked college gunman with his own body raises $600,000 in one day – smashing $10,000 target through Go Fund Me appeal set up by his family.2D021A6D00000578-3257223-image-m-2_1443786561053

Army veteran Chris Mintz, 30, was taken to hospital following the massacre at Umpqua Community College on Thursday morning after trying to take down Chris Harper-Mercer, 26, who killed nine people at the school in Roseburg.

Other students at the college told how Mintz desperately tried to save them from the shooter.
Hannah Miles told ABC News: He ran to the library and pulled the alarms and he was telling people to run, grabbing people, telling them, “You just have to go.” ‘He actually ran back towards the building where the shooting was and he ran back into the building and I don’t know what happened to him.’ Mintz tried to block Harper-Mercer from entering a classroom as he fired his gun, even telling him as he lay on the ground bleeding; ‘It’s my son’s birthday.’

A true hero isn’t measured by the size of his strength, but by the size of his heart – Chris Mintz has a heart that matches his strength. BZ mate, the worlds a better place through your gallant effort.   Yours_Aye.

Saddest day in Oregon

Oregon college gunman made victims stand up and state their religion – then shot them anyway: Twenty-six-year-old student shooter kills 13 and injures 20 in shooting spree before being shot dead by cops.

My heart truly goes out to the families who have lost loved ones.   Yours_Aye.

A BattleJacket like no other

article-2029165-0D88D83900000578-601_634x401Spray-on BattleJacket gives fuel tanks instant protection. Military vehicles – that were blown up in their scores in Afghanistan and Iraq – will be better equipped to face future foes with “spray on” protection. 

A British company, Permali Gloucester, has won a deal to sell ‘BattleJacket’, a special polyurethane layer that immediately seals up bullet holes in fuel tanks. The sealant, developed by High Impact Technology in Portland, Oregon, could also be used to seal fuel tanks on aircraft to prevent them catching fire from runway debris.HIT-BJIn a recent operation an American  military fuel truck, coated in a thick layer of BattleJacket, was struck several hundred times by small arms fire during an ambush. The vehicle reached base without losing fuel. But when troops went to pump the fuel out the nozzle was blocked. The tap and filter were forced open and they found 600 bullets that had settled on the bottom of the tank. BattleJacket acts like a mechanical skin, healing itself within seconds of attack and sealing any entrance holes.

Quite an impressive piece of technology that has advanced over the years – the same should be enforced and applied to every military vehicle. All is required now is to convince Islamic extremists that it’s safe to drink – to provide an instant bullet proof battle jacket… Yours_Aye.

Hmm! Guns or Teddy bears?

‘You think you can muzzle me with fear?’: Real-life star of Lone Survivor movie warns gun control plays into hands of Islamic extremists ‘who would kill me for my beliefs’ as he becomes ambassador for National Rifle Association.2C2D7EE500000578-3230738-image-a-26_1441973582555 

Retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell has appeared in a new TV advert for the organisation, delivering a stark warning to the extremists who ‘would kill me for my beliefs’. .The military veteran from Houston, Texas, insists that he will defend his freedom with the ‘Second Amendment’, which details the right for U.S. citizens to bear arms

And then we have the flip side of the coin…2C251C0900000578-3229372-image-a-34_1441903566025

The grown men who won’t sleep without their childhood stuffed toys next to them each night! Three men admit that they still snuggle their cuddly toys every night. Wesley Greenhalgh, 31, Gary Logan, 29. and Ashley Kovacs, 21, explain why they can’t let go of the childhood habit.

Now let me think a while over this conundrum?  ‘Guns or teddy bears – guns or teddy bears – guns or teddy bears – guns or teddy bears?’ It’s a tough one, I may just have to sleep on it and come back to you tomorrow…   Yours_Aye.

Sep 11 Fourteen years on – always remembered

4e1b1887-897f-4d55-f4a1-5ddd06431c9d-Obama911_BuehAmerica marks 14th anniversary of September 11, 2001 attacks. In somber remembrances from New York City to Shanksville, Pa., from the White House to cities around the nation. America paused once again Friday to mark the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.

America’s friends and allies around the world  also remember, and we will never forget, nor forgive those responsible. Yours_Aye.


Florida gun makers design assault rifle with Bible verse and cross etched on each side so ‘Muslim terrorists won’t use it.’ 2BF332AF00000578-3221602-image-a-1_1441313172447Spike’s Tactical in Apokpa is selling the powerful weapon, called the Crusader, for $1,395. It has a Psalm on one side and the Knights Templar Long Cross – a symbol of the Christian Crusades to reclaim the Holy Land from Muslims – on the other. The Bible verse, Psalm 144:1, reads: ‘Blessed be the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.’ Muslim groups have condemned the divisive gun, which they suggest will be bought by ‘Christian terrorists’.

A great business idea, however; the Islamic book of hypocrisy actually contains several ‘get out’ clauses that cover such events. I do like the Crusader’s safety settings –  Peace, War, God Wills It…   Yours_Aye.

Hillary Clinton – burnt to a cinder

Hillary corrupt cheat lierPut a fork in her, because Hillary’s done. By Piers MorganNobody will ever trust her again. It’s over. Hillary Clinton is not going to be the next President of the United States. It’s not because she demanded skim milk for her tea, though any discerning tea-drinker would always insist on at least semi-skimpiers-morgan-guns-deported__oPtmed milk!

It’s not because she couldn’t work out how to watch ‘Parks and Recreation’ or ‘The Good Wife’ on catch-up TV, though coupled with her general apparent ignorance of all new technology this does little to negate the nagging sense that she’s simply too old for the top job in America. It’s not because her aides sometimes go 100 hours without sleep, though this might explain why this campaign has been so disastrous. And it’s definitely not because of her views on Gefilte fish, which remain a blissful mystery. No, the reason why Hillary won’t make it back to the White House is because Americans simply don’t trust her.

I may well have to visit the sick bay tomorrow morning, because It absolutely pains me to agree with über champagne socialist Piers Morgan. Over here the view from the leading UK/US/European political Illuminati, is that despicable Hillarity is well and truly done…   Yours_Aye.

One fell out of the Cuckoo nest!

Kim Kardashian Kanye WestKanye West announces he will run for PRESIDENT in 2020 in his MTV VMAs acceptance speech (but he did admit to smoking a joint just before.)caitlyn-jenner-14-1-lead

Kanye West for President? The performer claimed he is going to run for the top job in 2020 during a long acceptance speech at the MTV VMAs on Sunday.

Breaking News: Caitlyn Jenner announces he will accept the position of Secretary of State upon Mr. West entering the White House. Cait –  a whisper of advice in your shell-like; “If I were you, I wouldn’t go buying any new frocks for the occasion mate!”   Yours_Aye.

Gender neutral language my Arse!

2BBECB9900000578-0-image-a-28_1440783848511University of Tennessee tells staff and students to stop using ‘he’ and ‘she’ – and switch to ‘xe’, ‘zir’ and ‘xyr’ instead. The Knoxville branch of the public university sent a memo round to its members filled with unusual new parts of speech to avoid referring to anybody’s gender.

According to a gay rights official at the university, the new language regime will make the university ‘welcoming and inclusive’ and stop people feeling ‘marginalised’.

Stop this bloody PC nonsense and tell it as it is!!! For the ladies: ‘Her indoors’ – ‘the battleaxe’ – ‘she who must be obeyed’ – ‘the missus’ – ‘the other half’ – ‘the pudding burner’ – ‘the trouble and strife’ – ‘the one who see’s and knows all’ – ’the matriarch’  – ‘the better half’’ – the ball and chain’  – ’that bloody woman’ (whispered.)   For the men: ‘He who knows his place!’ – ‘he who is allowed to think he knows better’ – ‘he who wouldn’t dare, or he sleeps on the sofa if he does’ – and so on, and so forth… Gender neutral PC verbal diarrhoea. BAH! – HUMBUG!    Yours_Aye.

New Broom Sweeps Clean

2BA6990400000578-0-image-a-6_1440508841857Mass amnesty in Ferguson as newly appointed judge throws out 10,000 arrest warrants in wake of damning DOJ report. Ferguson’s new municipal judge ordered massive changes Monday in the city’s much-criticized municipal court, a move he said is aimed at restoring confidence in the system and easing the burden on needy defendants. 

the-law-is-an-assChanges announced by Judge Donald McCullin include withdrawing ‘close to 10,000’ old arrest warrants and giving defendants new court dates and payment options. The new plan allows for community service or fines to be commuted for the indigent. McCullin will also reinstate driver’s license for all defendants who lost their license for failing to appear in court or failing to pay a fine, pending final disposition of the case.

No guessing who those 10,000 ‘alleged offenders’ will be voting for next time around. You may wish to call me a cynical barsteward – but I do think the decent law-abiding people of Ferguson have every thing to fear…   Yours_Aye.

The spilling of claret…

Outrage at male students’ vulgar signs for a ‘freshman daughter drop off’ where parents are told their girls will have a ‘good time.’ 2BA064CD00000578-0-image-a-6_1440437350228Parents dropping their kids off at a Virginia college were horrified last week when, right across from campus, they spotted huge banners bearing vulgar messages aimed at incoming freshmen women and their mothers. The messages, written on bed sheets, were hung from a balcony near Old Dominion University in Norfolk.article-3208541-2BA18AD400000578-765_636x382

Meanwhile 3,897 miles away in Paris. Three young American heroes of the same age as the college clowns mentioned above, represented the true youth of America… The French President Francois Hollande presented Legion d’Honneur medals to British businessman Chris Norman (far left) along with U.S. National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, U.S. Airman Spencer Stone, and American student Anthony Sadler at the Elysee Palace in Paris.

Mr Hollande told Mr Stone and Mr Skarlatos that while they may have been soldiers on that day ‘you were simply passengers. You behaved as soldiers but also as responsible men.’ 2B9E1E3000000578-3208541-image-a-5_1440400909889The pair and their longtime friend Mr Sadler, subdued the gunman as he moved through the train with an assault rifle strapped to his bare chest. Mr Norman, an IT expert, then jumped in to help tie him up. The ceremony was held as the first heroic passenger who wrestled a machine gun from Ayoub El-Khazzani on the high-speed train was today revealed to be American professor Mark Moogalian (right).

Had I been dropping my daughter off to the ‘Old Dominion University’ in Norfolk that day – there would have been much snarling and gnashing of teeth, followed by the spilling of claret…  No need to guess which set of parents would be the proudest of their son’s activities!    Yours_Aye.

Trump ‘cruz-ing’ ahead?

Is Trump looking for a vice-president? He talks to Cruz – and ex-aide is seen with Ben Carson’s right-hand man.2B86FC0F00000578-3204988-image-a-1_1440087179560 Two of his 2016 competitors come to mind for the position; Ben Carson and Ted Cruz. Trump’s campaign said he has ‘cordial’ relationships with both men based on ‘mutual respect.’

All I’m doing is feeding the rumour mill, and fanning the flames slightly…  Hillary who?   Yours-Aye.


Stockton Police Department criticized for ‘excessive’ 600-round volley of bullets that left hostage dead in bank robbery shootout. The 600 shots police fired at the chaotic end to a California bank robbery that claimed the life of a hostage were excessive, with some officers only firing their weapons because other officers were shooting, according to a report released Monday.2B7337C500000578-0-image-a-21_1439855985288The report by the nonprofit Police Foundation also found some Stockton police officers opened fire with their colleagues standing right in front of them, and said a lack of planning was partly to blame for the unnecessary shooting.orDB2dlJ ‘In reviewing dispatch tapes and in response to interviews, the review team determined there was no planned response for when the suspect vehicle stopped,’ the report concluded.

‘INDEPENDENT REPORT FINDS FAULT WITH CALIFORNIA COPS IN SHOOTOUT DEATH.’ Dear Gawd – that is stating the bloody obvious!!!   Yours_Aye.