Tuesday, May 31, 2022

American light cruiser USS Miami (Cl-89) takes a break from bombarding Japanese fortifications on the Islands of Angaur and Peleliu amid Operation Stalemate II. 7 September 1944


They're starting to market this like bourbon


On the salt


Heavy Lift




Treasure it always, or until the truck needs a refill


Your Friendly Smile of the Morning


How one guy can break a boulder


Very, very smooth


Still Life


A big ol' bass is likely to leap up out of that water and snap up a few of whatever those are.


Let's face it, toys were better back then


A gift for secret Iranian drone bases


Tuesdays that are Mondays, they're like that


Genius. I'm sure the girls were impressed


Iran violates the first rule of "secret" underground drone bases.

 In a boastful flex of military muscle at a time of increasing tensions, the Iranian army has provided a glimpse inside its new subterranean drone base.  

The facility's specific location wasn't disclosed, but it's said to buried hundreds of meters underground somewhere in the Zagros Mountains, a nearly thousand-mile-long range spanning most of western Iran. 

"Strategic UAV Base 313" was showcased in a Saturday report on Iran state television. The reporter was blindfolded during a 45-minute helicopter flight to the facility.

Ok, draw a circle at a 45 minute helicopter ride from the airport, and look for helicopter landing pads.

Of course, at some point the underground drones will have to go above ground to be useful.   As what one imagines must be large, heavy blast doors creak open, squealing for better lubrication, and the drones emerge to fly about on evil missions, sent thence by men wearing bedsheets for clothing, this "secret" base will be revealed.  One bunker buster to the opening, and all those pretty drones will be nicely buried.


Monday, May 30, 2022

Lake Powell Glen Canyon Flash Flooding

Overtaking with a steam engine.

Made in USA


Patience is a virtue


Shasta this evening


Oh, my!


Your Smiling Face of the Morning, With Freckles!


Eew! Backwash


Boot Bird


Don't Prune Off A Finger


46th Floor Overlook


Camo Master


Too Far Gone


Apparently this is real


Island Getaway


Moose has had enough of Mr. Grizz

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Australia is wider then the moon ! The moon is 3400km in diameter as Australia is almost 4000km


The Eye Of A Giant Squid


Forest service accidentally starts a huge fire, then, learning nothing, they do it again. Keep matches away from these people.

 "... the agency said on Friday.... Forest Service investigators determined the Calf Canyon Fire was caused by a 'burn pile' of branches that the agency thought was out but reignited.... That blaze on April 22 merged with the Hermits Peak Fire, which the USFS started with a controlled burn that went out of control on April 6, the agency previously reported.... Blazing a more than 40-mile-long... path up the Sangre de Cristo mountains, the fire has destroyed watersheds and forests used for centuries by Indo-Hispano farming villages and Native American communities."

Full, sad story here.

"Indo-Hispano?"  Let's force everyone into categories, shall we?   More woke idiocy. 

Little Gal, Big Horse


Double Disaster


Barn Treasure


Brain being reprogrammed




Bring Back Nash!


30,000 pounds of bananas


Modern Times


A Texas company - it figures!


Igloo Entry


May 19 Arctic sea ice extent is above the average since 1989, and higher than 1995, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2001, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. Ice extent loss so far this month has been the lowest in over 30 years.


Climate Crisis?  You decide.