Deepa Kumar digging a hole ‘deepa’

DeepaRutgers University professor Deepa Kumar – has sparked outrage after declaring that the United States is ‘more brutal’ than the Islamic State because its invasions of the Middle East have killed 1.3million people. 

In a Twitter post, Deepa Kumar, associate professor of journalism and media studies, wrote: ‘Yes ISIS is brutal, but US is more so, 1.3 million killed in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan #NoToWar.’ Rutgers University professor sparks outrage after saying U.S. is ‘MORE brutal’ than ISIS… and it’s not her first bizarre rant.

This is the same woman who revealed herself as a Marxist, and a supporter of Palestinian terror group Hamas. Who has also written that Hamas should not be registered as a terrorist organization by the U.S government – it’s a political party…?  How fortunate for this Indian-American woman that she is allowed to spout her nonsense freely – in the land of milk and honey.    Yours_Aye.

POTUS delusions of grandeur…

2AE7032400000578-3177520-image-a-23_1438096548678‘I actually think I’m a pretty good president’ Says Obama as he makes claim he would win a THIRD term if legally allowed to run again.

The remarks came just as CNN/ORCInternational released a poll putting the president’s approval rating at 49 percent. It’s the second month in a row that more Americans have told CNN’s pollsters that they were pleased with the job that Obama is doing than those who said they were satisfied. For most of the two years prior, a majority of Americans had expressed unfavorable opinions about the management skills of the country’s chief executive.

Delusion: An idiosyncratic belief or impression maintained despite being contradicted by reality or rational argument, typically as a symptom of mental disorder: Delusions of grandeur – A false impression of one’s own importance. Excuse me while I mop up nostril splurged tea from my key board.  Yours_Aye.

USS Indianapolis

2ADAB62B00000578-0-image-a-4_1437915908010The men who survived the worst sea disaster in U.S. naval history – The survivors of the World War II sinking of the USS Indianapolis – have shared their memories of the horror story as Hollywood prepares to release two movies on the subject. Nicholas Cage and Robert Downey Jr are starring in separate films about the naval disaster as the 70th anniversary approaches on July 30. It’s a long-time coming for the survivors, who are now in their 80s and 90s and are helping the producers and actors get their stories together for the proper treatment.

Of the 1,197 men aboard the Indianapolis when it was torpedoed by the Japanese, only 317 survived after spending five days adrift in shark-infested waters, and 32 of those men are still alive today.

I hope to Gawd Hollywood pays a true tribute to the ship, its crew, and in particular to Captain Charles B. McVay III who was shamefully hung out to dry  when he was Court-Martialled by the USN.   Yours_Aye.

“Captain McVay was found guilty on the charge of ‘Suffering his vessel to be hazarded by not zigzagging.’ The court sentenced him to lose 100 numbers in his temporary rank of Captain and 100 numbers in his permanent rank of Commander, thus ruining his Navy career.”

Captain Charles McVay Testifying at his Court Martial

In 1946, at the behest of Admiral Nimitz who had become Chief of Naval Operations, Secretary Forrestal remitted McVay’s sentence and restored him to duty. McVay served out his time in the New Orleans Naval District and retired in 1949 with the rank of Rear Admiral. He took his own life in 1968.

“In the early afternoon of a dreary November day in 1968, he told his housekeeper that he would eat his sandwich later. He had shared with her earlier that he had been having nightmares about sharks. He then walked into the front yard, lay down, and shot himself in the head. He was holding a toy soldier his father had given him as a boy. Twenty-three years after the disaster, and years of receiving Christmas hate mail blaming him for the loss of loved ones, his mental anguish over the catastrophe was finally over. His question – why the Navy had taken five days to rescue him and his men, has never been satisfactorily answered. As one of the Marine survivors, Melvin C. Jacob, recounted in an interview, McVay repeatedly raised this question to anyone who would listen. But there was no answer. As Jacob stated, had even one more day gone by, there would have been no survivors from the Indianapolis.”

Ford-150 Vs Chevy’s Silverado?

Ford managed to trim significant weight from its F-150 pickup trucks this year, but there’s been some controversy in the market about whether the move to this lightweight material was too big of a trade-off for strength and durability of steel. It’s certainly more expensive to repair aluminum. Unsurprisingly, Chevrolet is one of Ford’s biggest detractors when it comes to their choice of materials.2015-chevrolet-silverado-seo-family-page-masthead-nocopy-1280x551 

So if you keep hearing the words “High Strength Steel” in Chevy’s Silverado commercials, it’s no coincidence. In this amusing promo video, they prove their point by asking volunteers which cage they’d rather get into when facing off against a grizzly bear – a sturdy steel one, or one made from aluminium. Take one guess at which one is preferred.f1515_pg_005_ext_med

In my mind – when it comes to a ‘work-horse’ truck ‘High Strength Light Alloy’ (HSLA) steel wins over aluminium every time. Unless of course it’s a pop-riveted aluminium skinned Landrover – that costs nothing more than experience to repair or replace a damaged panel.  I’d choose the black sturdy cage too…       Yours_Aye.   

“How To get to Mars” in seven minutes

IMAX (ImageMaximum) cameras have been around since the 70’s. Though IMAX cameras and film stock are rarely used for mainstream films, as the cameras are heavy and the film stock is expensive. Fortunately since 2002, some feature films shot with digital cameras (or on regular 35mm film stock) have undergone IMAX Digital Media Remastering (DMR) processing for showing both in 70mm IMAX theatres, and in Digital IMAX theatres.Brass clown horn 

“How To get to Mars” A clip from the IMAX documentary “Roving Mars” from 2006. This is an edited short version that certainly impressed me; though I am but a simple Ex Bootneck, who is easily amused & attracted to shiny sparkly trinkets & things.

Give me a brass clown horn to toot and I’ll be your friend for life…   Yours_Aye.   Very Many Thanks to ‘The Jolly Roger’ for passing it forward. 

Trump – Trumpet’y – Trump!

2AAC8FB000000578-3168127-image-a-2_1437393549057‘It’s offensive and the real heroes are the 55,000 that died’: John McCain breaks his silence on Donald Trump’s comments about his war service.John McCain is taking the high road against Donald Trump, who sparked controversy this weekend when he questioned the senator’s heroism in the Vietnam war.  2AB225B200000578-3168127-image-a-1_1437393544690

During a campaign speech in Iowa on Saturday, GOP hopeful Trump said McCain is ‘not a war hero’.  ‘He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured,’ Trump said.  McCain, a Navy fighter pilot, was imprisoned and tortured in a Hanoi prison for five years during the Vietnam War after being shot down. While McCain suffered in a North Vietnamese cell, Trump dodged the draft, receiving both student deferments and a medical deferment for ‘bone heel spurs’ on both of his feet.

He takes one step forward, and then several steps back on a ‘misquote.’ I reckon Donald T needs to advertise for several additional top line ‘special advisors.’ It’s going to be a bumpy verbal ride… Yours_Aye.

Semper Fidelis – Rest Easy…

Four Marines killed and one critical after 24-year-old Muslim gunman opened fire with ‘high-powered rifle’ on two Tennessee military centers.article-3164129-2A980CB600000578-640_964x406

Four Marines were killed this morning, when a heavily-armed gunman opened fire on two military centers in Chattanooga, Tennessee in what is being described as an ‘act of domestic terrorism’.  Officials have not yet officially named the now-deceased shooter, but law enforcement sources identified the suspect to CBS as 24-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, originally from Kuwait. 

This cowardly attack has truly sickened me. My heart goes out to the families and loved ones of the Marines. The time has come to remove the velvet glove from the iron fist!   Yours_Aye.

IRAN given a licence to kill!

2A85C6E000000578-3160393-image-a-7_1436877913519‘Iran have been given a licence to kill’: Netanyahu blasts ‘historic mistake’ of agreeing Tehran nuclear deal as Israeli ministers condemn the ‘surrender by the West to the axis of evil.’ Israel launched a blistering attack on Western powers for agreeing a controversial atomic deal with Iran, warning that it gave Tehran ‘a sure path to nuclear weapons’.netanyahu-fists

 
Under the accord, sanctions imposed by the United States, European Union and United Nations will be lifted in return for Iran agreeing long-term curbs on a nuclear programme that the West has suspected was aimed at creating an atomic bomb. The European Union called it a ‘sign of hope for the entire world’, while President Barack Obama insisted the deal meant ‘every pathway to a nuclear weapon is cut off’

But this was angrily rejected by Israel, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu branding the deal ‘a bad mistake of historic proportions’. He said: ‘Iran will get a jackpot, a cash bonanza of hundreds of billions of dollars, which will enable it to continue to pursue its aggression and terror in the region and in the world. ‘Iran is going to receive a sure path to nuclear weapons.’ Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely called the deal ‘a historic surrender by the West to the axis of evil headed by Iran.’ She said that Israel would ‘act with all means to try and stop the agreement being ratified’, a clear threat to try to use its influence to block it in the Republican-controlled U.S. Congress.

So the incumbent buffoons of the White House, the corrupt fraudulent socialist European Union, and the inept bureaucratic United Nations, are all happy with their negotiated deal: “That can be trusted.” I have more faith in the predictions of the BBC’s on-call weather team – who fail daily! Thank Gawd for Israel, and her true allies… Yours_Aye.

Rick Perry broadsides The Donald

True or False? Is Donald Trump shooting from the lip… As is his wont, he often speaks out before engaging his brain, which is something he is often ridiculed over on this side of the pond. On the other hand, Rick Perry tends to receive favourable reviews. Comments on the above would be appreciated.     Yours_Aye.

Obama’s brass neck…

White House escalates warnings about geopolitical and financial dangers of letting Greece go as future of ‘riots and chaos’ face Athens. Europeans ‘told’ to bring Greece back from the brink and avoid descent into ‘uncontrolled’ Grexit.obama_3369296d

Two of the most vocal countries supporting Greece, are socialist France and the newly appointed socialist coalition government of Austria. They insist that more money must be lent to the Greeks, and that all of their outstanding debt should have interest payments slashed, or written off. Socialism is a strange concept, especially when those practicing it run out of other people’s money. Now we have the White House socialist Clown in Chief piping up… Wind your brass neck in Barry!

The socialist European Union death star will implode and disintegrate ‘when’ (not if) Greece departs its poisoned grasp. The Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras knows this, he also knows it will be less painful to switch back to the ‘₯ Drachma’ than accept more  €uro loans – along with further crippling interest, that will also bring additional austerity measures. Better to hurt for several months, than several years, and a weak ₯ guarantees a boom in tourism, as well as a boost to its property market; each will last well over twenty years…r-VADER-EU-large570

PM Tsipras is also an astute man, he knows Obama does not wish to see Putin’s Navy gain a Mediterranean sea port. He also knows that when the EU implode’s it will bring about the end of Obama’s ‘dream’ of a Trans Pacific trade Partnership. So will Obama ‘discreetly’ ship funds over to Germany to pass onto Greece, will the EU allow such a transfer (its rules state quite clearly – NO!) But the EU makes its own rules up as it goes along, which further weakens its fractured hull. 

PM Tsipras gained power through Putin’s funding, his own political ideologies fits in with Putin’s own. Putin’s smoke grey faced money men have held recent meetings with Tsipras in Russia and Greece. Putin has also promised modern military hardware, as well as discounted oil to Tsipras – for favours returned. Fact: Putin and his political machine will be around far longer than Obama, which is why Tsipras met with Putin the day before meeting with Obama immediately after he [Tsipras] was elected to office!

Nigel Farage is one of countless millions around the UK & Europe who can read the writing on the EU wall. Once again he tells it as it is… Huzzah!   Yours_Aye.

 

Pride, culture, heritage…

2A50B81100000578-3153784-image-m-67_1436376702159Florida county votes UNANIMOUSLY to reinstate Confederate flag to council building.  Reinstated: The Confederate flag in Marion County, Florida, after it was reinstated by a unanimous vote

Pride, culture, and heritage – beats bigoted knee jerk reactions. So which way do the ‘outraged’ politicians jump now?    Yours_Aye.

Obama’s dead ‘ISIS’ albatross

No end in sight to ISIS battle says Obama as he refuses more US boots on ground, and says: ‘This is about hearts and minds.’ 2A48B3F600000578-3151531-image-a-1_1436220540746

“Military action alone will not wipe out the terrorist group – Ideologies are not defeated with guns, they’re defeated by better ideas, a more attractive and compelling vision.” 

What next, rainbow coloured combat utilities for the Marine Corps? Hug me I’m a Navy SEAL? And so forth…  Such weak leadership certainly doesn’t help John Kerry’s cause, who stated the bloody obvious when he said:  “Nuclear talks could go either way” as America attempts to prevent Iran from making an atomic bomb. Is it also any wonder Putin ordered his Russian bombers off Alaska and California on Independence Day.

This odious cowardly socialist still speaks as though he is a community organiser. Or is it a double bluff? My money is on the fact he wants to hang the dead ‘ISIS’ albatross around the neck of the next POTUS.   Yours_Aye.

BBQ pineapple poppycock!

2A3B71A300000578-3149504-image-m-59_1436033274436There’s nothing like some freshly grilled PINEAPPLE! Department of Agriculture launches Michelle Obama-style drive to grill FRUIT on the Fourth of July

Hmmm, pineapple or steak – pineapple or steak? Well, they got that right – there’s ‘nothing’ quite like freshly grilled pineapple. Especially when steak, sausages, and burgers are on the BBQ list.  Utter poppycock!   Yours_Aye.

Ignorance is bliss…

‘Was it the day we overtook the South?’ Americans caught on camera admitting they have no idea why they celebrate July 4th2A2E085F00000578-0-This_woman_wrongly_thought_one_of_the_Founding_Fathers_was_Abrah-a-40_1435862144077

I’ll lay a wager the same ‘citizens’ could name every member of the Kardashian family. 

Last year my toes curled up in my leather walking boots – when a selection of ‘Londoners’ couldn’t name the British Prime Minister, or even recognise and name ‘St. Georges Flag.’  Orf to the bloody Tower with the lot of em, and separate their heads from their bodies – they’re obviously surplus to requirement!   Yours_Aye.

“Irony is wasted on the stupid.”

2A2E580F00000578-0-image-a-117_1435865561884‘Disarm the Police’ Protesters set fire to stars and stripes as part of demonstration stunt – then had to be saved by the NYPD when a group of angry bikers showed up and took objection

As Oscar Wilde once said: “Irony is wasted on the stupid.”  It looks like the ‘stupid’ were served a huge dollop of the same this day… Yours_Aye.

Heritage – Not – Hatred

Southern Flag is Heritage not HateOne man’s flag is their heritage, yet to another, it is a political self serving sign of hatred. Thrown into the mix are spineless politicians – who flip-flop from side to side to keep voters sweet. All the while – the liberal left-wing media kowtow to the high and mighty clown in the White House, in the hope that the next in line will hail from the same dynasty.occupy-burning-flag1

And then we have the lowest of the lowest. Lickspittle delusional celebrities, who prostrate themselves and wail out loud in the hope it will extend their popularity with the kowtowing media, and their public. Thus the cycle of insanity is almost complete, we just need to add the thoughts and actions of the mindless 1%, who will burn either flag…

Fortunately, there are many more who do have a solid spine, and make their feelings known through their knowledge of American history. Step forward Allen West with five solid reasons.   Yours Aye.     

Very Many Thanks to BigSkyCountry for the ‘heads up’.