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A Very Bad Day









Posted by wonderwarthog | Wed Dec 4, 2019, 03:57 PM (7 replies)

The abominable 1930's SNOW CRUISER!


Starting to wish I had this....






Posted by wonderwarthog | Mon Dec 2, 2019, 08:47 PM (0 replies)

Moscow Rules





Posted by wonderwarthog | Sun Dec 1, 2019, 08:29 PM (13 replies)

Jeffries tells FOX's Chris Wallace that the House doesn't work for Trump

Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) went on Fox News Sunday and told Fox viewers that Democrats do not work for Trump.

Transcript via Fox News Sunday:

WALLACE: Excuse me Congressman, but I mean the fact is almost since he took office, first it was collusion with the Russians, the Mueller report said it couldn’t make a case there. Obstruction, which Democrats still believe is the case, now Ukraine. There’s been an awful lot about investigating the president, impeaching the president, removing the president since he took the oath of office.

JEFFRIES: Well, the House is a separate and coequal branch of government. We don’t work for this president or any president, we work for the American people. We do have a constitutional responsibility to serve as a check and balance on a potentially out of control executive branch. That is not the Democratic Party playbook, that, in fact, is the James Madison playbook. Madison indicated that the House should serve as a rival to the executive branch because the Founders didn’t want a king, they didn’t want a dictator, they didn’t want a monarch, they wanted a democracy.

So we do have a responsibility to defend our democracy. We’re here at this moment right now because the president decided to pressure a foreign government to target an American citizen for political gain and at the same time, withhold $391 million dollars in military aid from a very vulnerable Ukraine, which is an ally to the United States and is still at war with Russian-backed separatists in Crimea. That’s why we are at this moment, Chris.
Posted by wonderwarthog | Sun Dec 1, 2019, 08:06 PM (15 replies)

MarketWatch - "Historian says Trump is in deep trouble after recent impeachment poll"

Historian says Trump is in ‘deep trouble’ after recent impeachment poll
By Shawn Langlois
Published: Dec 1, 2019 1:45 pm ET

‘It just tells you what deep trouble Donald Trump is in. I mean, when you have 50% of the country wanting you not just impeached but removed from office, and the game hasn’t even gotten fast yet.’
That’s presidential historian and Rice University professor Douglas Brinkley reacting in a CNN interview on Friday to a recent poll showing half of respondents want Trump impeached and removed from office.

“Once the vote is taken by Congress to impeach him and he’s wearing the ‘I’ on his chest, you’re going to see that movement grow even more,” Brinkley explained. “It tells you he doesn’t have a lot of friends. He’s a base politician. He doesn’t know how to turn this around.”


https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.marketwatch.com/amp/story/guid/C64022DA-1465-11EA-A1A6-C4E787F25D7E

Posted by wonderwarthog | Sun Dec 1, 2019, 03:56 PM (14 replies)

Glorious Soviet Joke!


On a sunny morning, begins one late-Soviet-era joke now memorialized online, Brezhnev goes out on the balcony of his apartment, looks to the east, and says, “Hello, sun!” The sun replies, “Good morning, dear Leonid Ilyich, the beloved leader of our glorious socialist motherland, the hope of all progressive humanity, and the guardian of peace on Earth!” In the evening, Brezhnev admires the beautiful sunset and fishes for a compliment: “Hello again, sun!” The sun answers, “Poshyol na khuy—go fuck yourself—I am in the West now.”
Posted by wonderwarthog | Sat Nov 30, 2019, 04:56 PM (0 replies)

Russian jokes










Posted by wonderwarthog | Sat Nov 30, 2019, 04:37 PM (4 replies)

Putin beats up a guy





Posted by wonderwarthog | Sat Nov 30, 2019, 04:36 PM (0 replies)

Russian mercenaries fight shadowy battle in gas-rich Mozambique

(CNN)A deployment of Russian guns-for-hire, with links to the Kremlin, has sustained casualties in its fight against Islamist militants in Mozambique, multiple sources have told CNN.

In another example of Russia's growing reach into Africa, dozens of private military contractors are aiding the Mozambique army which is battling an insurgency in its northernmost province.

Russia's 'troll factory' is alive and well in Africa
Russia's 'troll factory' is alive and well in Africa
The mercenaries in this resource-rich southern African country appear associated with Yevgeny Prigozhin, a St. Petersburg oligarch so close to the Kremlin that he is known as President Vladimir Putin's "chef."


Prigozhin, whose reach in the region stretches into Sudan, Libya and the Central African Republic, is thought to be the financier of the Wagner group, hundreds of whose fighters have also been deployed into Syria. His companies have been previously sanctioned by the US Treasury Department for their actions in Syria and his financing of the Internet Research Agency, which was responsible for Russian attempts to interfere in the 2016 US elections.

Prigozhin has routinely denied any connection to Wagner.


The fast-expanding insurgency in Mozambique threatens to disrupt crucial foreign investment in the country's natural gas reserves, believed to be worth billions of dollars.


https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/11/29/africa/russian-mercenaries-mozambique-intl/index.html

Russia expands it's influence, while we are shackled with isolationist policies, and a gutted State Department
Posted by wonderwarthog | Sat Nov 30, 2019, 11:48 AM (5 replies)

New old radio - 1968 Zenith Transoceanic Royal 7000

Pros - highly sensitive and selective, narrow/wide filter, built like a Sherman tank, beautiful audio amazing with clear highs and lows, adjustable tone, if I turn volume up much past the click on, it is too loud for the room. Shortwave broadcast bands each have their own wide spread on the huge rotary dial, more spread for signals and easy to know the frequency. HAND WIRED BY HUMAN HANDS, NOT A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD!
A C. or D cells.

Cons - totally unrestored, all switches and transistor sockets could benefit from cleaning.
NO FINE TUNING KNOB
Crystal tuned weather band doesn't receive at my location, nearest NOAA station is in Cleveland, 200 miles away. In later models, the weather VHF section is tunable. (The D7000Y model.)
Fairly heavy, but this can be a pro, as it has a solid feel.









Posted by wonderwarthog | Thu Nov 28, 2019, 05:07 PM (0 replies)
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