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May 17, 2014

Ready To Rumble

Iran's navy is writing checks that it can't cash ... unless Obama has his way.
A top Iranian naval commander said that he is prepared to order suicide attacks, drone strikes, and missile technology to “destroy the U.S. Navy” in any upcoming confrontation, according to an interview printed in Iran’s state-run media.

Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi points out the precise location where Allah has
stockpiled thousands of virgins awaiting those who attack the US Navy.
Iranian Naval Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi, a member of Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), said that Iran is constantly training and preparing for a clash with the United States,according to a recounting of his remarks provided by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).
Standing by the navy's newest frigate, The Festering Goat, Iran's Supreme Moral Purity Minister turns his back and 
tweets his office - #BringMeRope - as one of the crew performs the ancient Irani 'you're my bunkmate' grab ass ritual.
Fadavi revealed that Iran “compensates for its technological inferiority to the United States with a strategy of asymmetrical warfare, including suicide attacks and the use of speedboat and its missile capability,” according to MEMRI.
Someone really needs to swat these people... hard.

Revenge Of The Jalapenos

May 15, 2014

The Invisible Hood

New technology from Land Rover probably creates another distraction while driving.

May 14, 2014

Talent, Yeah


At the Columbus College of Art talent is alive and well where:
[...]two senior ad & graphic design students known collectively as Dangerdust, have been sneaking into classes after hours to covertly create spellbinding works with chalk, bringing alive some of the greatest advice of our time.

The weekly works, typically done on a Sunday or Monday, range from the advice of Mark Twain,fantasy imagery of J.M Barrie's Peter Pan, to a host of intricately detailed classic book covers.
Story here.


H/T iOTW.

May 12, 2014

Well, That Escalated Quickly



From Zero Hedge:
Late last week, in what should not have been a surprise to anyone (because supposedly it was announced "far in advance") but was a major shock due to its intensity and expansiveness, Russia held a massive "simulated massive nuclear attack" drill, coming at a time just ahead of the Donetsk referendum, which may have been pre-scheduled and for foreign policy reasons was hailed as a "non-event", but judging by the amount of production that went into the accompanying video clip, this particular drill was dripping with symbolism aimed squarely at NATO and the US.

So now it is America's turn to retaliate. As the U.S. Strategic Command reported earlier, the US will conduct Exercise Global Lightning 14 from May 12-16 in coordination with other combatant commands, services, and appropriate U.S. government agencies "to deter and detect strategic attacks against the U.S. and its allies."

Stratcom was quick to point out that Exercise Global Lightning 14 has been planned for more than a year and is based on a notional scenario. It also added that the "timing of the exercise is unrelated to real-world events" but only those who believed that Russia massive nuclear drill was also unrelated to world will fall for this particular embellishment. As Defense One observes, according to Mark Schneider, a former U.S. Defense Department nuclear strategy official, told the Washington Free Beacon that Russia’s drill last week seemed aimed at sending a message of “nuclear intimidation” to the United States and NATO over Ukraine. He noted that Moscow typically stages its atomic exercises in the fall.
The closest I ever got to a B-52 was while driving by Rome AFB back in the early 80's. One of them was coming in for a landing.Wow, that's a big bird...


More here and here.