Busy getting set up for the next phase. Sheds are being cleared and made ready, Rhododendrons destroyed. Seeds Planted and trees pruned. Now we’re packing our lives up (Yet again) ready to put them into store for the next three months and I’m putting the finances into place while we make final tweaks to the internal design. Just cutting our cloth to suit our measure to make sure we get maximum bang for our bucks.
There are a lot of stories bubbling under about fake news regarding a certain conflict which remind me of one of my favourite 90’s sitcoms ‘Drop the dead donkey’ written by Andy Hamilton. Specifically the antics of the disreputable Damien Day played deftly by Stephen Tomkinson, as seen below.
I think of it this way; the last two years have spoken not mere volumes but an entire national library about the lack of integrity from the mainstream media. The character of Damien and his antics in search of a big story highlights how easy it is for a dishonest person to manipulate their output. I’ve seen this in real life, where half a dozen noisy protesters in a favoured cause have been hyped into a cast of thousands, and where an unfavoured protest of tens of thousands has been largely ignored.
Canada’s media all get subsidised by the Liberals, so of course they’re going to follow the party line, and I’m pretty sure that there’s a lot of groupthink, virtue signalling and more bullshit than the whole of Ireland clears out of their cowsheds from just about everywhere in the Anglosphere, with only a few worthy exceptions.
Which begs the questions; and it’s just me spitballing of course, but how much of what we are being spoon fed is actually real? We didn’t as far as almost starting the war to end humanity over Chechnya, or Georgia, so why now? Or is this a massive diversionary exercise as the mounting evidence about the COVID shitshow turns out to be total bollocks? Where the FDA and CDC have lied over the mRNA vaccines (Particularly Pfizer) and there’s a big lawsuit being prepared in the USA.
Evidence is surfacing about the massive over-reaction over SARS/COV-2 and harms actually done both to economies and society at large. Not to mention the low efficacy or side effects of the ‘vaccine’.
But preparing the ground for World War Three? That’s completely batshit-screaming rubber room psychotic.
Why are the politicians and media making such a big deal over Ukraine when they were quite happy to accept the indiscriminate shelling of civilians in the breakaway Russophile enclaves of Donbas and Luhansk since 2014?
This whole business stinks. I have no hard evidence of course, but the sheer amount of news reports using archive footage from other conflicts seem to point to a snow job of massive proportions. The mainstream media want a war. Not seeming to have the awareness to understand that it may well be the last story anyone, anywhere, will ever write. Sting’s little ditty from the days of the late 80’s seems ever more relevant because old Vlad has indicated that he will go to the nuclear option if pushed. “There’s no such thing as a winnable war, that’s a lie we don’t believe any more..”
Especially when it comes to thermonuclear warheads. If there’s a miracle and the stockpile hasn’t aged well. Because even nuclear warheads have a use by date. I’ve been told five years after construction is the longest they can be stored and still have a chance of detonating properly because the explosive trigger starts to degrade that close to a high level ionising radiation source like the core of a nuclear bomb. And the Tritium needs to be replaced every twelve years. This is what I am told. Although the 2009 JASON study claimed that fission cores can last up to ninety plus years. Not that I want to find out for real.
However, this being the case and Vlad’s (and the Yanks) bombs are too old, Humanity and the planet might just get away with it. On the other hand, we may not. There are rather a lot of these weapons still in play, and knowing our luck, enough will work perfectly to put a crimp in everyone’s day.
Notwithstanding, today I have been working in my sheds, cleaning, laying down some old carpet, salvaging some garden furniture, creating new electrical conduits, putting in a spur off the ring main and installing some lighting into one shed which currently has none prior to moving our stuff in for storage. Because someone has to f*ck!ng well do something constructive.
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I don’t care. Once I had sussed that I will survive due to forward planning, lots of trees and a bit of common sense, I stopped worrying. This took me about half an hour.
I can’t actually do anything to prevent a War, although I am shocked rigid by what is happening in Ukraine. It could be heartbreaking.
But my intent is to survive. Fortunately I come from a long line of survivors, both personally and globally. The Mitchells are everywhere and The Mitchells live long. All bog bleeding Southern Irish, but never quite as daft as they look.
You couldn’t have picked a better place to live. The rest will be history yet again.
Yup. Neutral country chosen for a number of reasons. The history will have to look to itself.
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I wouldn’t bank on the Neutral if I was you. Sleeping Dogs and all that.
But so long as you are happy there then everything will be okay.
Nothing remotely military within fifty kilometres and then that’s only Reserves (RDF). No US bases. Only ‘proper’ military is over Dublin way and in Norn Island, way north of us. So there’s nothing for the Ivans to shoot at, apart from the odd trigger happy Mayo farmer with his shotgun.
I wasn’t thinking of The Russians.
Who were you thinking of? The English? Oh bloody hell, not again.
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I don’t believe we will get WWIII but if we do it’ll because of something the West does.
Nukes do age but cars, aircraft also need maintained as well. These things are just regular maintenance and not something that is interesting to the ordinary person. Plus many items with shelf lives work well beyond those dates. Like best before dates. You can be sure that their maintenance schedule is ongoing, maybe not to the rigorous schedule that we do but I wouldn’t pin my hopes on the nukes not going off at this stage in the game.
No. I think you are not far off in your assessment. The Yank’s nukelyar (Thought I’d chuck in a Bush-ism, just to try and inject some levity) bombs won’t fail. The Russians ageing stockpiles are another matter.
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