Chaos Manor View, Thursday, December 03, 2015
I am hard at work getting Volume Ten of There Will Be War bone; I am writing story and essay introductions, and I am almost finished; the book ought to be ePublished this year. It is all complicated by the fact that I can’t type. I can bag away two fingered, but I often hit two keys at once, and I am inaccurate anyway, so it takes as long to correct a sentence as it does to write it. Correcting breaks the chain of thought.
Count your blessings. I am still able to do something useful as an octogenarian. Deo Gratia.
The San Bernardino incident has not been clarified much. Apparently Syed Farook was preparing for some act of jihad, was offended at a Christmas party, went home, collected Tashfeen Malik his wife, deposited their infant with grandmother, and carrying thousands of rounds and some IED’s screamed and leaped, probably earlier than he had intended. They fired tens of rounds at the police and were killed.
Who were Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik?
can tell you more, although with what accuracy I can’t say. Perhaps the remedy is to import more Muslim refugees and migrants; perhaps not. An Inspector in the San Bernardino public health bureaucracy is decidedly middle class, and his coworkers have been induced to say that he was assimilating nicely. So it goes.
I have to go. More later.
You may find this article Peter Glaskowsky dug up amusing . Of course the media in 1975 were assuring us of something different.
The Popular Mechanics blog site ran this article on the R-23M cannon that was built into the Soviet Almaz military space stations:
The article shows a computer model of the cannon that was derived from a Russian TV program. After quite a bit of poking around on YouTube, I found a video of that program. This URL goes to the R-23M segment:
There’s other interesting stuff in the same video, like a rifle and pistol that use piston-based cartridges to reduce their sound signature; that segment starts here:
There are many other episodes of that showcase all kinds of interesting Russian military and space technology.
And in contemplating the future of man in space, contemplate this:
The Mysterious Aging of Astronauts.
Freedom is not free. Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.