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china ufo

Front page news of a second Chinese airport shutdown due to the presence of a UFO.

Last September, IIRC. Same year as the other one. I believe they were last year. Will check if I remember to…

 

 

BT-361

This here is a BT-361 Monster Tracked Vehicle based on the world famous KIROVETS Tractor.

I personally have never heard of a Kirovets tractor, but, naturally, that means nothing, as I have never thought about looking for tractors of pretty much any variety.

But, be that as it may…

This thing ROCKS! Should get you where you’re going…

 

 

place of worship

I desperately want this vision of deliciously delectable perfection to be what I gaze upon every waking minute of my life from the here and now onwards to eternity. …The ultimate place of worship.

This is the absolute truth.

God’s curse on my Soul won’t let there be any chance of it happening, though, this I know.

But I can dream.

 

 

Hillary Klug – Picked Up A Hammer

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Hillary Klug
Dec 28, 2019

hillaryklug.com Hillary Klug sings, dances, and fiddles at the same time! This song is called “Picked up a Hammer,” and it’s from the Appalachian tradition.

“I filmed this video at Thomas Maupin’s farm. Thomas is my hero and dance mentor, and he’s like family to me. Even though we’re not related, we’ve enjoyed a grandparent/grandchild type relationship. I’m so thankful to have him and his wife in my life. This song is very weird, and that’s why I like it. It’s crooked, and the words are redneck. I think it’s fitting for my weird fiddle/dance/vocal style. Hah. I wanted to do a video with live audio because a lot of subscribers were asking for more videos like that. I hope y’all enjoy it, and I’ll be sure to post more of a balance of live and professional videos in the future! Let me know what you think! And if you have any other suggestions or requests, let me know in the comments below!”
-Hillary Klug

Here’s the link to Hillary’s “Patreon” page: www.patreon.com/hillaryklug
Here’s the link to Hillary’s “Fan Subscriptions” page: www.facebook.com/FiddleAndDan… Instagram: @hillaryklug www.facebook.com/FiddleAndDance/ hillaryklug.com
Video Credit: Tyler Follon vimeo.com/videotyler Instagram: @videotyler

OMG I am in love!!! So talented… so cute… oh Lordy!

 

 

B-36 engines, Schlumberger, 1955Photo Robert Yarnall Richie

Awesome B-36 engines by Schlumberger in 1955.

Photo by Robert Yarnall Richie

Way cool. Yup. Way.

 

 

murray trac

Ohio Mfg. Co.’s incredible Murray TRAC juvenile tractor with Turbo Drive, designed by Viktor Schrechengost in 1954, when I was just -1.

Fanfreakintabulous!

 

 

CarlosReutemannFerrari312T3GranPremiodeBélgica1978Image by©PhippsSutton ImagesCorbis

Carlos Reutemann

Ferrari 312 T3

Gran Premio de Bélgica, 1978

Image by ©Phipps Sutton Images / Corbis

 

 

Psychotria Elata

Nice pic of a sweet Psychotria Elata.

Affectionately known as hooker’s lips and, in some circles, as Mick Jagger’s lips.

This particular specimen was found at the Butterfly Gardens in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica.

source: calypsoi

Fab, Fab, Fabulous!

 

 

2018 Blind Willie McTell Festival. By John Kirkland

A great shot of our sweet Samantha performing at the 2018 Blind Willie McTell Festival.

Photo by John Kirkland

 

 

Pais Vascons – Euskal Herrialdeak

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 6:50 AM

Lous Gouyats de l’Adou [Los Gojats de l’Ador]
dançaires lanusquets / dantzari landarrak

The Adou of the adou [the gojats of the ador]
Dançaires / / dantzari landarrak

Wild… so wild.

 

 

1987 LM07 Toyota

 

1987 LM07 Toyota

 

1987 LM07 Toyota / Gr.C

  • ◎The final version LM05C Group C car produced by Japan’s Le Mans Garage
  • ◎Powered by a Toyota 3S-G engine (2.1ℓ Inline-4 Turbo)
  • ◎Raced in Fuji and Suzuka 1000km races in 1987 and finished 7th in both races
  • ◎Just finished a complete restoration by a Japanese specialist

The LM07 Toyota is a Group C machine produced by the Japanese Le Man Garage in 1987. The Group C machine not being popular among the casual fans, we need to delve into the background of how this machine came to birth.

In 1982, the Group C was founded, and that October at Fuji Speedway, WEC Japan was held. It had been a while since a world championship was held in Japan so among Japanese constructers, the mood to create a domestic group C machine was high. Among them was Le Man Commercial Group’s contractor division, Le Man Garage, which imported and sold racing cars and parts.

The LM03C debuted on July 1983 at the Fuji 1000km with Haruto Yanagida/Koji Tomioka as drivers. The LM-03 was developed as the third car they developed following the Thunder LM-39 which raced both GC and F2 and the Skyline Turbo C which was developed for the Kyalami 9 Hour Race in 1982. The side radiator of this Group C machine shows major influence from the Porche 956 and the chassis combines the single skin aluminum twin tube monocoque with rear steel tube sub frame.

The car is equipped with a Nissan LZ20B-type 2089cc straight-4 turbo, thus the car entered as the Fairlady Z/C. But due to lack of rigidity of the chassis and lack of engine power and maturation, the car struggled. Next year in 1984, improvements were made and 3 cars were introduced as the LM04C. The cars were distributed to Central 20 racing led by Yanada and Hasemi Motor Sports led by Masahiro Hasemi, with Hasemi/Kenji Tohira finishing 4th at the All Japan Fuji 1000km. In 1985, the Le Man Garage developed a LM05C that passed the safety guidelines introduced that year.

The basic concept follows that of the LM03C and 04C but the monocoque of the footboy, etc. were upgraded to fit the safety standards, and the aluminum honey comb applied to improve the rigidity. Also the body design was revamped with the Venturi-structured under floor and the hollow, called the Porsche hump, was moved to the front to improve the aerodynamics.

On the other hand, the LM05C is fitted with a 2341cc Nissan FJ23 inline-four, four-valve turbo engine. On the right side of the body, a radiator and oil cooler , on the left side an inter cooler was mounted. The LM05C (At the time, called Nissan Turbo C) debuted from Team Le Man at Fuji 500 mile in July, and in the rain at the WEC Japan the trio of Osamu Chugo/Akio Morimoto/Piro Emanuel started from the 23rd grid and finished second to everybody’s surprise after Kazuyoshi Hoshino’s March 85C Nissan, the first Japanese driver and Japanese car to win the WEC.

Next year in 1986, with Nissan providing the powerful VG30-type 3-liter V6 turbo, Le Man decided to change the chassis to March but in order to utilize the good balance that the LM05C had with the smaller-output engine, they created the LM06C with a 2090cc Toyota 4T-GT inline-4 turbo. With CARA as their sponsor, the duo of Akio Morimoto/Frantz Conrad raced in the All Japan Endurance Championship and WEC In Japan, but unfortunately the 10th place finish at the All Japan Fuji 500km was their best finish.

The LM07 Toyota is the LM06C with a Toyota 2140cc inline-4 3S-G turbo. The chassis and body has basically not changed from the LM05C but with OLIO FIAT as a sponsor, Osamu Nakako/Maurizio Sandro Sala pair performed well in this car, such as 7th place finish in the opening race at the All Japan Fuji 1000km. They also finished 10th at the Fuji 500 mile race and 7th in the International Suzuka 1000km. The car put up for auction is the only LM07 Toyota built in 1987, which Japanese specialist restored to running condition. Due to its recent restoration, a shake down and setup of the individual parts are still required.

LOT NUMBER 5
SOLD FOR:
¥35,200,000

This thing is gorgeous!

 

 
columbine

COLUMBINE STUDENT’S FATHER 12 YEARS LATER!!

Guess our national leaders didn’t expect this. On Thursday, Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School shootings in Littleton, Colorado, was invited to address the House Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee. What he said to our national leaders during this special session of Congress was painfully truthful.
They were not prepared for what he was to say, nor was it received well. It needs to be heard by every parent, every teacher, every politician, every sociologist, every psychologist, and every so-called expert! These courageous words spoken by Darrell Scott are powerful, penetrating, and deeply personal. There is no doubt that God sent this man as a voice crying in the wilderness. The following is a portion of the transcript:

“Since the dawn of creation there has been both good & evil in the hearts of men and women. We all contain the seeds of kindness or the seeds of violence. The death of my wonderful daughter, Rachel Joy Scott, and the deaths of that heroic teacher, and the other eleven children who died must not be in vain. Their blood cries out for answers.
“The first recorded act of violence was when Cain slew his brother Abel out in the field. The villain was not the club he used.. Neither was it the NCA, the National Club Association. The true killer was Cain, and the reason for the murder could only be found in Cain’s heart.
“In the days that followed the Columbine tragedy, I was amazed at how quickly fingers began to be pointed at groups such as the NRA. I am not a member of the NRA. I am not a hunter. I do not even own a gun. I am not here to represent or defend the NRA – because I don’t believe that they are responsible for my daughter’s death. Therefore I do not believe that they need to be defended. If I believed they had anything to do with Rachel’s murder I would be their strongest opponent
I am here today to declare that Columbine was not just a tragedy — it was a spiritual event that should be forcing us to look at where the real blame lies! Much of the blame lies here in this room. Much of the blame lies behind the pointing fingers of the accusers themselves. I wrote a poem just four nights ago that expresses my feelings best.

Your laws ignore our deepest needs,
Your words are empty air.
You’ve stripped away our heritage,
You’ve outlawed simple prayer.
Now gunshots fill our classrooms,
And precious children die.
You seek for answers everywhere,
And ask the question “Why?”
You regulate restrictive laws,
Through legislative creed.
And yet you fail to understand,
That God is what we need!

“Men and women are three-part beings. We all consist of body, mind, and spirit. When we refuse to acknowledge a third part of our make-up, we create a void that allows evil, prejudice, and hatred to rush in and wreak havoc. Spiritual presences were present within our educational systems for most of our nation’s history. Many of our major colleges began as theological seminaries. This is a historical fact.
What has happened to us as a nation? We have refused to honor God, and in so doing, we open the doors to hatred and violence. And when something as terrible as Columbine’s tragedy occurs — politicians immediately look for a scapegoat such as the NRA. They immediately seek to pass more restrictive laws that contribute to erode away our personal and private liberties. We do not need more restrictive laws.
Eric and Dylan would not have been stopped by metal detectors. No amount of gun laws can stop someone who spends months planning this type of massacre. The real villain lies within our own hearts.

“As my son Craig lay under that table in the school library and saw his two friends murdered before his very eyes, he did not hesitate to pray in school. I defy any law or politician to deny him that right! I challenge every young person in America , and around the world, to realize that on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School prayer was brought back to our schools. Do not let the many prayers offered by those students be in vain. Dare to move into the new millennium with a sacred disregard for legislation that violates your God-given right to communicate with Him.

To those of you who would point your finger at the NRA — I give to you a sincere challenge.. Dare to examine your own heart before casting the first stone!
My daughter’s death will not be in vain! The young people of this country will not allow that to happen!”
— Darrell Scott

Do what the media did not — let the nation hear this man’s speech. Please share this with your friends!

Columbine was a CIA US government psy-operation. That is a fact. A cold, disgusting fact.

Fucking bastards should all die.

 

 

4swqgbrepl

A beautiful IV-S equipped with a custom made replacement for the QGB reel adapter.

It is so pleasing to see this piece engineered and offered to those lucky enough to have a Nagra, as the QGB is nowadays rare and pricey.

Oh, Lord, how I wish I was among them, but poverty rules here, sadly.

 

 

saturn ring plane view

A spectacular view has been captured just as the Cassini Spacecraft Crosses Saturn’s Ring Plane.

Credit: NASA, ESA, JPL, ISS, Cassini Imaging Team; Processing: Fernando Garcia Navarro

Wow… just… Wow.

 

 

Europe’s Early News Network

Did you know that handwritten sheets – called avvisi – circulated among the cities and courts of Europe in early modern Europe after public mail routes became common? They were bought on the streets or by subscription, and had information and news from cities like Warsaw, Paris, and Madrid. They sometimes even had information from further afield such as Ireland or the American colonies. It is hard to understand now, by the once or twice weekly avvisi were a revolution in news, connecting Europeans more than ever before.

One newsletter, dated March 19th, 1588, describes the famous Spanish Armada which sailed against Queen Elizabeth I of England. It was described as having “140 or more sailing ships and eight months of provisions” plus “17,000 combat soldiers and 8,000 sailors.” The same avvisi also discusses the reconstruction of the Rialto Bridge in Venice, and how problems with pilings were fixed on-site rather than being replaced due to the “inconvenience” of closing the Grand Canal.

Source: zinio.com via historical-nonfiction

Cool beans.

 

 

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白神山地十二湖 by Yasushi MIURA

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白神山地十二湖 by Yasushi MIURA

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Mt Rainier, Washington State by Filemon & Mickey

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Mt Rainier, Washington State by Filemon & Mickey

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Mt Rainier, Washington State by Filemon & Mickey

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Mt Rainier, Washington State by Filemon & Mickey

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RedwoodsSunriseTwoSM by hillels flic.kr/p/2i67tnS

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Spectacular.

Magnificence.