Friday, April 16, 2010

Given the lies of Fox News

this can only be a good thing (no link, I refuse to give that fat, Nixon protege, Jabba the Hut looking motherfucker Roger Ailes the traffic):

Members of the U.S. Navy were denied access to for hours on Friday before service was finally restored shortly before noon ET, the Navy confirmed.

Cmdr. Danny Hernandez, a Navy spokesman, said he was unable to offer an exact reason why access to Fox News' Web site had been blocked, but he said it most definitely was a technical issue.

"This was not a policy issue," Hernandez said.


Fox News - lying liars who are destroying America with their lies. Keep it shut off, Navy! For more about Fox News' hard fought legal right to lie, click here. And all that lying done by Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Bill O'Reilly, and the whole "news" division led by Jabba the Hut stunt double Roger Ailes is tearing this country apart.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

And you thought coastal artillery went out with the Lindy Hop...

The self propelled artillery system Bereg is the only coastal artillery system of its kind in service in Russia and is based exclusively in Novorossiysk. Today's exercises took place on the Taman Peninsula, where the littoral zone is perfect for firing upon any sort of target. The coastal defense system consists of six mobile units on a MAZ chassis. At full battle readiness, it is as long as two buses and reaches cruiser speeds, 60 km/hr, and it can deploy in less than five minutes.

The objective of this exercise is to prevent an enemy landing by destroying the enemy while he is still fourteen to twenty km from the shore.
Crewman with thick, unidentified accent: I'm talking about the gun-layer's station...It's the most important place.

Many specifications of the weapons system are a military secret. Civilians are strictly prohibited from approaching the camo covered command post. The number of sailors manning the Bereg is classified. Riflemen guard the perimeter even during exercises.

Pavel, the crew commander, says that the system can engage in combat in any conditions, day or night, in temperatures from -50 to +50 degrees. The coastal artillery system has advantages over guided missiles:
Track commander: "You can knock a missile out, but a shell is, basically, a hunk of iron. Not much you can do about that."

You can tell if a target has been destroyed only by looking at the radar screen. A couple of hits will sink a destroyer. Just one hit will send a landing vessel capable of making 180 km/hr to the bottom. Only the Bereg can hit that kind of target.

Igor Siratskiy, commander of the Novorossiysk coastal defense forces: One Bereg system can track four targets, on land or at sea. Any combination of forces, any combination of equipment.

...Today's exercises took three hours and expended a hundred rounds and sank dozens of targets. They packed up in less than five minutes and returned to base. The sailors say that the main thing is suddenness and accuracy.

The Great Migration to Vostok 2010 update

Peter the Great welcomes visitors, including the Russian ambassador to Syria and the commander in chief of the Syrian Navy aboard during her two day port visit to the Tartus roadstead:

I see from the video that the Russians also believe in the "if the foreigner doesn't understand you, just repeat it louder and slower until they do" method of foreign language translation. I hope the libs in Tartus were good, since this will be the last port they hit for a month and a half, according to the reporter.

Two days in Tartus, and its off to Egypt to follow the Moskva through the Suez Canal into the Red Sea.

A very special Russian language lesson...

...starring the most important word in the Russian language:

The Central Navy Portal publishes a video taken on the Northern Fleet large anti-submarine ship (BPK) Vice Admiral Kulakov in which an officer, while instructing sailors, hits them and threatens them with physical punishment for stray pencil marks. The officer calls his pupils "animals" and "cattle".

Rather than do the translation myself, I found another You Tube clip that reasonably approximates whats being said:

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I like big butts...

...and I can't lie.

Hell yeah.

Come for the butts, stay for the rhumba-fied Depeche Mode....

Rock on.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sarah Palin displays her mastery of nucular strategy issues

I didn't realize that there WAS a safe way to use nucular weapons...