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i live yet, and, intend to live free, or die in the attempt.
Interests: thought. history. politics. current affairs. liberty. naked ladies. older naked ladies, as i age. and, as i age, thinking about naked ladies.
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jim: agreed. for one thiing, we should be publicly doeing a mig 29 for f-16 trade w/ someone, and getting the migs to the ukrainians. and, more artillery. and, a-10 warthogs. ptin isnt going to nuke anyone, hes blowing smoke out his ass. as to gina, ive not seen, heard hide nor hair of her after the gunfight in germany the old retired generals said happened twixt cia-types and u.s. army personnel. if shes alive, she is hidden very deeply. i think that she is dead. but, what do i know? laughing. actually, i know nothing, but i have some pretty well-founded suspicions. thanks for the read, thanks for the comment. john
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grog I am doing this on the phone and not at the blog on the computer. but, ...... the mausers started coming in 1871, if I remember correctly w a single shot rifle, which was subsequently modified with an elevator feed system to be a bolt action repeater. then the froggies came out with a smokeless powder round, the lebel (and rifle.) the germans fired up a commission and issued forth the 1888 commission rifle, chambered in an 8mm round (.318 in diameter). the 8x57j round. a very good rifle, actually, the basis for many successful rifles, including the mannlicher schoenauer. but, being german, and being mauser, paul mauser started making improvements on infantry rifles, basically abandoning the split bridge of the commission rifle and moving the bolt handle to the rear of the bolt. in quick succession he designed the 93, 94, 95, 96 and finally concluding w his masterpiece, the 1898 mauser in 8x57mmjs (.323 in diameter.). it all makes sense to the germans. so, civilian german companies continued to make the 1888 commission type rifle in 8x57mmj, and the government infantry 1898 rifle was chambered in 8x57mmjs, for another twenty years or so, if not longer. to complicate things even more, many european countries adopted the various mauser, as did south american nations, in a bewildering number if different calibers and cartridges 7x57mm, 7,65mm, 6,5x55mm and 7,65mm to name a few. i hope this clarifies the typo. laughing. john
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p.s.s. and, upon due reflection, not nearly as smart as we all thought, to include ptin in that assessment. On Sun, Apr 3, 2022 at 3:10 PM John Jay jjatty.jay@gmail.com wrote: paul: what can be said about putin , except more. a thoroughly nasty son of a bitch. a cold, calculating fellow, almost reptilian. john p.s. he deserves to die, if any person on earth deserves to die.
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paul: what can be said about putin , except more. a thoroughly nasty son of a bitch. a cold, calculating fellow, almost reptilian. john p.s. he deserves to die, if any person on earth deserves to die.
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paul: the ukraine claims 18,000 dead rooskies. that should put them above 50,000 troops killed or wounded in just over 40 days of fighting. and, being in the scrap steel and aluminum business should prove pretty lucrative for the next few years in ukraine. i think the great lesson to be learned from all of this from a military perspective is dont forget the infantry!!!! without infantry to protect them, armor has always been very exposed to harm.. always. politically, i am curious if putin survives this. i dont think he will. as you suspect he is gonna die from a very thorough suicide ..... no botched attempts in this one. hes gonna have about three wounds under each ear .... a very thorough job of killing hisself, as we say these parts. good health and good fortune, friend. john
Toggle Commented Apr 2, 2022 on yay ukraine!! at summer patriot, winter soldier
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paul: things are not going to get any better for the russians if they leave this bunch inside the ukraine ..... the ukrainians will simply kill the bastards down to the last man, and the last main battle tank. as noted, the russians simply havent figured out what is happening to them, or, if they have, they are so locked into their battle doctrine they will simply stick to it, and be picked off, one by one, just like in a buffalo stand. a shot would ring out, a buff would go down, and as long as the wounded buff didnt stir much as he died, they just stood all circled up. why not? it had worked for millenia. john
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paul: at this point, the intel types and the military command have realized, it is him or it is us, ...... , in the finest of russian traditions, somebody has to pay for the fuckups.. along with you, i expect that putin has a very good chance of being suicided. couldnt happen to a nicer guy, eh? john
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not much of a person in my estimation. don,t think I,d like to do a vulcan mind meld, with him, i suspect he has some dark little corners scarier than most.
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armand: agreed. evil incarnate. simple as that. a bit biblical in this day and age, and counter to contemporary taste in such matters, but that is the plain truth of the matter. thanks for the read, thanks for the comment. john jay
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well, I asked for it and i got it. just like georgia, crimea and all the other places russia has liberated, eh? got any plans for restoring poland, the baltic states to the fold. finland? east germany? don,t expect any warm receptions there, either. how many other places will russia free from foreign domination? hint:. until the soviet union is restored, eh boys? btw, the russkies still maintaining a presence in the recently liberated puppet states? laughing. john jay p.s. but the line is the line, and you fella,s keep pushing it. say, did you hear, the russians are gonna leave an american behind when they fetch up their cosmonauts. you and hedge got any truths on that? twits.
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hedge mighty bold talk from a one-eyed fat man. stfu coming from you? as bugs bunny said, it is to laugh, it is to cry. o.k., ... , you care to back up your assertion that ... the ukraine started this, and that russia is gonna finish it. you know, w some recitation to fact. so far all you have proven is that there is room in this corner of the universe for a truly warped view of the world. so just how did the ukraine start this, and when? they been killing russian babies or shelling russian hospitals somewhere we haven,t heard about? as for finishing, it appears to me that the ukraine is more than holding their own in combat w the rooskies, and are kicking the shit out of them. go ahead, tell me just how the ukraine/cossacks started this. john jay
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Nolan: In response to your question-- Russia has one of the world,s strongest militaries, and the experience waging wars with attendant doctrine to know how to do. As to individual countries there are few that could hope to mount an invasion of Russia. One would be China, and the other would be the United States of America. Several factors are involved, including arms, doctrine, command structure, command experience, number for troops, wealth and logistics. The modernity of the arms and command structure are very important, and then there is logistics: to fight, you have to get to the battlefield, you have to know how to deploy, and you have to know how to move, house and feed you troops as well as provide them shelter. And, how to move and maneuver on the battlefield, and the ability to determine targets of value. You have to have the ability to kill lots and lots of enemy soldiers, and to protect your soldiers from being killed. There are aggragations/àssociations of countries that have the associated collective power to wage war against the Russians NATO being the strongest and most familiar. They have the assets and skills to wage war against Russia. And, quite obviously NATO is in the neighborhood. In sum, Russia is one of the strongest nations in the world in terms of military power, with modern weapons and lots of war fighting experience and accompanying tested battle doctrine. The Ukraine is not so blessed. They will suffer grievously in protracted war. But, they fight for their country, their homeland, and the right for self rule. One other country in the world has fought Russia repeatedly under similar terms, and kicked the living shit out of the Russians, and that is Finland. The Finns are tough, excellent fighters, and very excellent shots. They are willing to fight at the drop of a hat to fight. Something to keep in mind. John Jay
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hedge: thank you for the read and the comment.-- the u.s. military gets it right sometimes, as in the .30-06, and (perhaps) even in the .308. i am not so sure that the choice of the 5.56mm (.223 rem) was a stellar decision, as on occasion it appears barely adequate in some battle scenarios: i would prefer a little heavier round for infantry battle. i think a round based on the .35 remington case (short enough to operate in the ar-15 if that platform is to be retained), necked down to 6.5 to 7mm would make for a balanced round, suitable for reasonably extended infantry combat and in close quarters urban combat would be suitable. yes, i am aware that such a round would be pretty similar to the carcano and mannlicher rounds after wwi wwii .... in modern firearms, at moderately high pressures, say 47,500 lbs they would be entirely suitable for infantry combat. given such performance parameters they would be ballistically very similar to the 6.5mm swede and the 7x57mm mauser rounds, which were relatively mild but very effective. (how many times must we remind ourselves that karamojo bell harvested hundreds and hundreds of very large bull elephants with the standard infantry version of the 7x57mm mauser, shooting through the heavy bones of the skull to reach the brain of the poor beasts. he also shot some through the chest walls to reach the heart, not as quick as the brain shot, but just about as sure as he did it.) yes, your comment that it has all been done before is absolutely correct, and perfectly apt. as i see it, the u.s. has chosen to run its infantry weapons at high pressures in order to achieve high velocity, such pressure/velocity not at all being essential to be effective rounds on the battlefield. (this observation is the source of my caveat on the .308, as it is juiced a little more than is conducive to long life in weapons systems in order to more approximate .30-06 performance.) not to be too morbid about it, but soldiers are no more difficult to kill and/or disable than deer or other such game animals, and they have been effectively harvested for years by many rifle rounds of relatively mild performance. the .257 roberts, the 7x57mm mauser, the 7mm08 remington, the .30-30 winchester have all been effective game getters without brass straining pressures. who needs the extra oomph? my guess is the military will choose a little more than it needs, in order not to be caught lacking in the eyes of some, yet again. well see, but, i suspect not any time too soon, as they seem to take their sweet time about such matters. john jay p.s. a pleasure to make your acquaintance.
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i understand a lot of things, believe it or not, but one of the things i have never understood is what makes a jack booted thug a jack booted thug. and, any person who would charge a phalanx of horses into a crowd is a thug, pure and simple. and , to say the woman threw a bicycle at his horse is a lying thug. and, a pretty stupid one at that. i would invite welcome anyone to explain the difference, if any, between a nazi thug and a horse mounted canadian thug specializing in running over a woman pushing a walker. john jay
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kind sir: i did not watch a second of it, but i just now went over the box xcore. i was pleased to see that kpp had a very good game, especially on the closing drive w a 4th down conversion, and a game winning touchdown in the final seconds. i like the game ..... ive had a bad knee my whole life from high school ball. laughing. it is, be that as it may, a wonderful game. only i can do without the other crap. thanks for the read, and the comment. john jay
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grog: heres to you paul. you hardly ever miss the mark, and you know it. laughing. as to the gray bar hotel for biden, he doesnt deserve that kind of a nicety. better a spot under a high lamp pole for him. the only way i can see to take his head out of his ass. john
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not even as a garnish to venison, i am thinking. laughing.
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boy scout motto, always be prepared. best paramilitary outfit ever conceived, the boy scouts of america.
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grog: well, i expect them to follow the russian and chinese versions of doing things. the only open question is who gets to be putin? i would suggest that those who wish to be ahead of the curve in the coming real estate markets look for nice little lake front homes in the hinterlands, and cold, damp dank basements in the urban areas, plus some nice little neglected cemetery properties near urban centers. or, swamps, if they want to be rustic about the things. and, on the personal property side of things, anchor chains should come in handy. john
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p.s. and, i am continually amazed about the quality of reporting that pamela geller does at atlas shrugs. she has done an amazing series of articles about how the nazis pre-wwii targeted the jews for detention in the ghettos on public health issues. something to be very concerned about, indeed. its lucky for us that covid is ending up as such a non-issue as we learn more about it and its derivitives. but, i just keep reading pamela, and she just keeps me pretty well informed. On Sun, Jan 16, 2022 at 6:51 PM John Jay jjatty.jay@gmail.com wrote: drew: just puttering along, waiting for the donald to issue a call to arms to get rid of the idiot. seriously, mostly i am just puttering along with hobbies, and doing crafts with hands and all that. just little project things, here and there. mostly making stuff i cannot see the point of the pricing these days. ive not had any excursions with covid, which is odd because i think i am just the guy it was designed for, with all kinds of underlying maladies. not to mention age. i wake up every morning so far, and that seems good. ive finally learned to relax playing the guitar, and it does a world of good not fighting the instrument, and just having fun. this is very rewarding, as it is fun to make nice noises with the damned thing, which was a challenge for quite a way .... i am nothing, if not stubborn. so, all in all, just getting along. i have to admit to being continually amazed about how damned senile and stupid biden is, and how the media covers for him at every gaffe and fuck up. i think if the boots hit the street, the media and professor-types ought to be very worried. very worried indeed, as they are going to be prime persons of interest. i hope you feel better, and cure up as rapidly as possible. john
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drew: just puttering along, waiting for the donald to issue a call to arms to get rid of the idiot. seriously, mostly i am just puttering along with hobbies, and doing crafts with hands and all that. just little project things, here and there. mostly making stuff i cannot see the point of the pricing these days. ive not had any excursions with covid, which is odd because i think i am just the guy it was designed for, with all kinds of underlying maladies. not to mention age. i wake up every morning so far, and that seems good. ive finally learned to relax playing the guitar, and it does a world of good not fighting the instrument, and just having fun. this is very rewarding, as it is fun to make nice noises with the damned thing, which was a challenge for quite a way .... i am nothing, if not stubborn. so, all in all, just getting along. i have to admit to being continually amazed about how damned senile and stupid biden is, and how the media covers for him at every gaffe and fuck up. i think if the boots hit the street, the media and professor-types ought to be very worried. very worried indeed, as they are going to be prime persons of interest. i hope you feel better, and cure up as rapidly as possible. john
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its a long line. you may be some time getting to him. keep your powder dry. it aint over til the fat lady sings. john jay
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i havent a clue whether the attribution to the sentiment is accurate, but, in these parts, we used to say that it was an ancient chinese curse to say to someone, may you live in interesting times. regardless of who coined the phrase, i think it absolutely an insightful comment on the human condition. i would add, that these are most certainly interesting times. for manifold reasons.
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paul: i am as o.k. as a 73 year male w/ 4 bypasses, 6 stents and 3 active aneurysms can be!! laughing. whats to write? joe biden is an idiot/disaster and kamala harris is a twit, whose one claim to fame was screwing democrats above her in the ladder. whats changed? everything this administration has tried, and every social event to include rioting murder that the liberals have advanced has harmed our country. they will rig the next election as best they can. whether civil war will occur as a result is to be seen, and certainly seems possible. but, i am cheerful. the guitar comes along, and i have finished a thoroughly legal and enjoyable build, after only one afternoon of using every curse word known to human kind. i had a good christmas, to include a large bowl of potatoe soup and a b.l.t. sandwich. i am fine. i hope that you and liz are coming through the winter in good shape. we have intermittent snows and melts so far, and it snows right now with a couple three inches on the ground on the valley floor. winter in n.e. oregon, nothing out of the ordinary so far. a little cold, but, the long woolies go on as soon as i finish breakfast. a good year to you, and may god smile upon you. john
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