Friday, November 26, 2010


Old. but first time I've seen it. The English comments seem to confirm the words below.
Pretty good fireworks about 4:30 in the video when the Russians sink the pirates boat.

This videotape shows Russian Navy commandos on a Somalian pirate ship shortly after the pirates had captured a Russian oil tanker. The Euro Union navy that patrols these waters would not interfere because they feared there could be casualties.

All explanations are in Russian with a single exception of when a wounded pirate says something in English and the Russian soldier says "This is not a fishing boat.". All conversations between the commandos are in Russian. If you don't understand Russian, the pictures speak for themselves.
The soldiers freed their compatriots and the tanker. The Russian Navy Commandos moved the pirates back to their own (pirate) ship, searched the pirate ship for weapons and explosives, and then they left the ship and exploded it with all remaining pirates hand-cuffed to it.

The commandos sank the pirate ship along with the pirates and without any court proceedings, lawyers etc. That is, they used the anti-piracy laws of the 18th and 19th centuries where the captain of the rescuing ship has the right to decide what to do with the pirates. Usually, they were hung.

I would think from now on, Russian ships will not be targets for Somalian pirates.

Via Cousin Joel

$PLC: The Wolf Who Cried 'Hate'

Apparently having become frustrated with the relative ineffectiveness of the SPLC's more subtle "guilt by false association" scheme, Mr. Potok evidently has decided to gather his last remaining credibility chips and go "all in."

Via Rebellion

The Despicable $outhern Poverty Law Center

Judge Napolitano Under Attack

" When such a significant figure as the Judge brings up a subject or a point of view that is never supposed to be mentioned, he strikes a blow for liberty and the first amendment, and empowers millions of other people to resist the regime."

Via The Bonnie Blue Blog

New York Times: DHS And TSA Great Threats

"The unfettered growth of the Department of Homeland Security and the T.S.A. represent a greater long-term threat to the prosperity, character and wellbeing of the United States than a few madmen in the valleys of Waziristan or the voids of Yemen. "

Via Sipsey Street Irregulars

Arizona Sen. Russell Pearce -“Obama Is Impeachable For Siding With A Foreign Government

Video: Arizona Senator Russel Pearce at David Horowitz's Restoration Weekend. Palm Beach, FL November 19, 2010.

Thanksgiving: Overcoming Socialism

"The Plymouth Colony was established as a communal society -- an experiment in socialism. No one had an incentive to work, so disease and famine forced the pilgrims to adopt liberty and capitalism."

Via Richard, SWR

Excursion To St. Petersburg

Tongue in cheek from our Belle Grove group. I would love at least the first half of the trip!
Here are the suggested snaps we'll need to take for our road trip. A snap of an Amtrak train that will take us all to New York, except for Ann and Kimberly who already live there. A snap of the New York skyline, preferably in the late evening taken from the stern of the Queen Mary II, the transatlantic liner which will ferry us across the pond to Southampton, England.

From there we'll need a snap of one of the crack boat trains that will whisk us through the dappled English country side, through the Chunnel, and then into the City of Light - Paris. From there, we'll need a group shot of us costumed in period 30s attire, as we immerse ourselves in the indulgent, Old World comfort of the Venice-Simplon Orient Express, bound for Istanbul. Once in Istanbul, we board P&O liner, Aurora, to cross the smooth waters of the Black Sea, arriving in the historic city of Yalta.

Once there, we'll need a snap of us sporting haute couture traveling attire for our long ride north to Novosibirsk Russia in vintage, Isotta Frashini motor cars. There, we enter the pale blue and white columned railway station, boarding the famous Trans Siberian Railway's Golden Eagle express train. After setting into our deluxe accommodations - plush with burgundy-velvet curtains and stained glass - we settle in for a delightful ride through the lush Russian countryside, as we whisk trough Stalingrad and Moscow, arriving in St Petersburg as the golden sun sets on its golden domes and gilded splendor.

But all good things must come to an end.

Because we've all sold everything we own to get to St. Petersburg, the ride home will be a circuitous one, thumbing as we go, making a little money as best we can to help with traveling expenses. No more snaps will be needed after this point. First off, Ann and Kimberly can sell their Louis Vuitton steamer trunks, as they will be hard to tote on the way home. Perhaps Dawn can sell her famous rugs; Jason can sell his beautiful snaps of the sites we've seen; John can give medical advice to peasants for a small fee; Dave can make a few Euros fixing broken Sears and Roebuck products left over from the Cold War; Charles can use his father's cooking talents to keep us fed; Brock can give fact-filled history lessons about the similarities of the American Civil War and the Russian Revolution (Make something up Brock, we gotta get home). BUT our biggest money maker will be Aunt Pitty Pat's recreation of Sally Rand's famous fan dance, with music provided by moi on the zither, enhanced with knee-spoons and a juice harp. Once home, we'll all be thankful we made the trip, and will remember it to our dying day. Which, if we don't do our money-making projects correctly, could be sooner than later. LOL. Pardon my silliness!

Later 'Gaters


Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express