Archive | June 15, 2020

 This is interesting about Railroad Tracks….


The U.S. Standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4 feet, 8.5 inches. That’s an exceedingly odd number. Why was that gauge used? Because that’s the way they built them in England, and English expatriates designed the U.S. Railroads. Why did the English build them like that? Because the first rail lines were built by the same people who built the pre-railroad tramways, and that’s the gauge they used. Why did ‘they’ use that gauge then? Because the people who built the tram ways used the same jigs and tools that they had used for building wagons, which used that wheel spacing.

Why did the wagons have that particular odd wheel spacing? Well, if they tried to use any other spacing, the wagon wheels would break on some of the old, long distance roads in England, because that’s the spacing of the wheel ruts.

So, who built those old rutted roads? Imperial Rome built the first long distance roads in Europe (including England) for their legions. Those roads have been used ever since.

And the ruts in the roads? Roman war chariots formed the initial ruts, which everyone else had to match for fear of destroying their wagon wheels.

Since the chariots were made for Imperial Rome, they were all alike in the matter of wheel spacing. Therefore, the United States standard railroad gauge of 4 feet, 8.5 inches is derived from the original specifications for an Imperial Roman war chariot.

In other words, bureaucracies live forever.

So the next time you are handed a specification, procedure, or process, and wonder, ‘What horse’s ass came up with this’, you may be exactly right. Imperial Roman army chariots were made just wide enough to accommodate the rear ends of two war horses. Now, the twist to the story: When you see a Space Shuttle sitting on its launch pad, you will notice that there are two big booster rockets attached to the sides of the main fuel tank. These are solid rocket boosters, or SRBs. The SRBs are made by Thiokol at their factory in Utah.

The engineers who designed the SRBs would have preferred to make them a bit larger, but the SRBs had to be shipped by train from the factory to the launch site. The railroad line from the factory happens to run through a tunnel in the mountains and the SRBs had to fit through that tunnel. The tunnel is slightly wider than the railroad track, and the railroad track, as you now know, is about as wide as two horses’ behinds.

So, a major Space Shuttle design feature of what is arguably the world’s most advanced transportation system was determined over two thousand years ago by the width of a horse’s ass.


And you thought being a horse’s ass wasn’t important! Now you know. Horses’ Asses control almost everything. Explains a whole lot of stuff, doesn’t it ?

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THE SPHINX—–PUCCI

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https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/502570-trump-campaign-manager-says-300000-tickets-registered-for-upcoming-rally

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This is a great article from a Rolling Stone lefty.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2020/06/13/rolling-stone-editor-the-american-left-has-lost-its-mind-n2570592

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/06/10/gone-with-the-wind-number-one-best-seller-at-amazon-after-hbo-blacklist/

https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/elections/ucla-study-finds-younger-black-voters-have-been-trending-toward-trump

https://www.redstate.com/jeffc/2020/06/13/jeff-charles-did-president-trump-just-announce-his-black-agenda/

https://www.breitbart.com/

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2020/06/13/atlanta-police-shooting-n2570603

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The Editor:  Is Pucci a new fashion line like Coco Chanel or Gianni Versace, LL ?

https://www.biography.com/fashion-designer/coco-chanel

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Gianni-Versace

Fashion Horse Cat:  I’m not talking about Cocoa Puffs, this is a serious article.  The army is talking about renaming some U.S. Army Posts.  They are concerned about the ones named after Confederate Soldiers.  They were originally named after Southerners to unite the country a little quicker, to give them a reason to feel patriotic again.  I would be like Nancy Reagan and just say no.

TE:  What about people who say those people were racist ?

The army says they were named after individuals not causes or beliefs.  You have to say no at some point, history isn’t some sanitized-sterilized thing that happened.  The next thing Jefferson and Washington will be reviled as slave owners.  They were men of their times, who created America–the slavery problem had to wait. 

https://campusreform.org/?id=15004

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2020/06/10/columbus-statue-is-set-on-fire-thrown-into-lake-n2570397

These lawbreakers remind me of the Taliban when they took over Afghanistan.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhas_of_Bamyan

Jussie missed the revolution boat.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2020/06/13/judge-throws-out-racial-hoaxer-jussie-smolletts-double-jeopardy-claim-n2570593

These jokers don’t pass the sniff test.  Susan Rice is being investigated by Durham.

https://nypost.com/2020/06/13/joe-biden-vp-candidates-enter-second-round-of-vetting/

TE:  What is important about Pucci ?

I want to change America’s name to Pucci, after Amerigo Vespucci.  Try these songs with Pucci instead of America.  Pronounced  like pooch-e.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amerigo_Vespucci

FOOD FOR THOUGHT


From: Hank Ashmore
The Deplorable Infidel

 

 

REVOLUTIONARY ABOLITIONIST MOVEMENT

Formed in May 2017 and based in New York City, the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement (RAM) is a contingent of the Marxist/anarchist movement known as Antifa. RAM describes itself as “a political movement” of “revolutionary anarchists” who are committed to waging “armed” warfare against American “fascism” – the term by which RAM refers to conservation – in “solidarity with the international antifascist and anarchist struggle.” Rooted in what it calls “the contest of the abolitionist struggle against slavery” – and “dedicated to freeing people from bondage and building resistance in the United States” – RAM contends not only that America was “built on slavery and genocide,” but also that “modern slavery and mass brutality” against black people “persist unchecked” to this day. Because “the Civil War was never resolved,” RAM elaborates, “the system of slavery transitioned into the prison industrial complex” where blacks are incarcerated in disproportionately high numbers. On the premise that the United States government has conspired “with white supremacist organizations” to “ensure that the relations of slavery remain entrenched in U.S. political, social, and economic life.” RAM claims that “the slave ships” of yesterday have been replaced by the “correctional buses” that transport African Americans en masse to prison cells across the country, that “ the slave auction blocks of the 1800s are now in courtrooms” in American cities, and that black people today “are indelibly marked with prison numbers that remain etched on their records till they die.

“The abolitionist struggles,” says RAM must be extended and directed against “the state and capitalism,” which the organization cites as the leading modern-day “perpetrators of oppression.” Openly advocating violence against “fascist” and police officers – the latter of whom RAM views as government-sanctioned enablers of fascism – the Movement indoctrinates its members and allies by means of workshops bearing titles like “Introduction to Anarchism” and “Our Enemies in Blue.” Ram states that “as fascist movements are expanding and the state becomes increasingly authoritarian,” various “Antifa groups” should join likeminded “revolutionaries” in creating an “Underground Railroad network” to rescue “those facing detention, incarceration, deportation, or white supremacist violence.” In its quest to free people from the bondage of the modern-day slave system, RAM seeks to destroy the prison as an institution in the United States.

By RAM’s telling, “the Black Lives Matter movement and the rise of a black man (Barack Obama) to the height of America’s machine,” triggered a “white supremacist” backlash that took the form of a “fascist movement” emblematized by “the ascendance of Donald Trump” to the presidency in 2017. Central to RAM’s long-term objective is the forcible theft and redistribution of property. “To begin the revolutionary process”, RAM explains “goods, land, and tools must be expropriated, or taken away from those who withhold them,” and then must be “shared with those who lack them.”

Among RAM’s most visible individual heroes are a pair of Marxist cop-killers and former Black Panther Party members (a) Mumia Abu Jamal, whom RAM characterizes as a shining symbol of “Philadelphia’s rich revolutionary tradition,” and (b) Russell Shoats, who characterized himself as “a runaway slave” when he escaped in 1977 from prison where he was serving a life sentence for murder of a Philadelphia police officer. RAM also greatly admires the Marxist revolutionaries Angela Davis, who in 1970 provided the gun that was used by one of her Black Panther comrades to blow off the head of a California judge, and Assata Shakur, who in 1973 fired two fatal gunshots into the head of a New Jersey state trooper. By RAM’s telling, Shakur’s subsequent incarceration – which came to an end in 1979 when she escaped from prison and fled to Communist Cuba – was not a consequence of the murder she had committed, but rather, was a result of “the sheer barbarism of U.S. slave-society.” Shakur’s only crime, says RAM, was her commitment to “fighting for general liberation.”

RAM posted in March its 10 Points of Action:

  1. Liberation will be won by any means necessary.
  2. We will destroy the state, police, military, corporations and all those who run the American plantation.
  3. We will live with dignity in a world without prisons.
  4. Systems of punishment will be abolished. There will be no law to enforce, no money to protect.
  5. Revolutionary justice will be determined by those who are oppressed.
  6. There will be no government. No person or group will have power over another.
  7. Communities will make decisions about how they live, and will make sure that everyone has what they need to live a dignified life.
  8. Land is not property. It is alive, communal and must be protected.
  9. Alongside international comrades, we will destroy all borders for the free movement of people everywhere.
  10. Militant networks will defend our revolutionary communities.

RAM’s ultimate political objective is to “burn down the American plantation once and for all” – meaning all of the nation’s institutions, traditions, and values – and to “build” their stead, “a new world” that is free from “the oppressive power of white supremacy, patriarchy, the state and capital.”

The Deplorable Infidel ( Source: DISCOVERTHENETWORKS.COM/David Horowitz Freedom Center)

 

WAKE UP AMERICA BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!

“If our country is to survive and prosper, we must summon the courage to condemn and reject the liberal agenda, and we had better do it soon.”
-Walter Williams-

 

YOU JUST CAN’T MAKE THIS S**T UP  Category

The city council of Minneapolis posted that the leading cause of the death of young black men in this country is police violence. Someone please educate these morons about Chicago!

 

AN OPINION FROM THE DEPLORABLE INFIDEL

NASCAR is now supporting Black Lives Matter (BLM). This is the same BLM that was founded by three militant feminist. This is the same BLM that posted ASSATA TAUGHT ME which is in reference to Assata Shakur who shot and killed a New Jersey state trooper and is now in exile in Cuba after escaping from prison. This is the same BLM that marched while chanting “pigs in a blanket, fry em’ like bacon” and  What do you want? Dead cops! When do you want it? Now! This is the same BLM that is presently defacing and destroying historical monuments and memorials. This is the same BLM that is now calling for and demonstrating to defund the police and to eliminate the police altogether.

NASCAR fans are the most loyal fans in professional sports. They are very hard working. They stand for the National Anthem and kneel to pray. When NASCAR decided to support this domestic terrorist organization, it was just a slap in the face to these loyal fans.

 

SIMPLE TRUTHS FOR TODAY

“If you can cut the people off from their history, then they can be easily persuaded.”

Karl Marx

 

“It is the duty of every good citizen to use all the opportunities which occur to him, for preserving documents relating to the history of our country.”

Thomas Jefferson
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Astronomy Picture of the Day

A Ring of Fire Sunrise Solar Eclipse
Video Credit: Colin Legg & Geoff Sims; Music: Peter Nanasi

Explanation: What’s rising above the horizon behind those clouds? It’s the Sun. Most sunrises don’t look like this, though, because most sunrises don’t include the Moon. In the early morning of 2013 May 10, however, from Western Australia, the Moon was between the Earth and the rising Sun. At times, it would be hard for the uninformed to understand what was happening. In an annular eclipse, the Moon is too far from the Earth to block the entire Sun, and at most leaves a ring of fire where sunlight pours out around every edge of the Moon. The featured time-lapse video also recorded the eclipse through the high refraction of the Earth’s atmosphere just above the horizon, making the unusual rising Sun and Moon appear also flattened. As the video continues on, the Sun continues to rise, and the Sun and Moon begin to separate. This weekend, a new annular solar eclipse will occur, visible from central Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, and a narrow band across Asia, with much of Earth’s Eastern hemisphere being able to see a partial solar eclipse.

Tomorrow’s picture: still crazy