Archive for May, 2009

  A Change In Car Buying Plans

Posted by Yankee Sailor on 30May09.

My Old Reliable (12 years and 155,000 miles) was almost replaced not long ago with a new Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (with the lifetime warranty), but now, those plans are on the shelf indefinitely.

Why, you ask?

One sentence :

When Chrysler emerges from bankruptcy, the United Auto Workers will own 55 percent of the automaker and the U.S. government will own 8 percent.

Oh, hell no!

  Something For Your Fridge

Posted by Yankee Sailor on 30May09.

If you live in Israel, that is. Below is a civil defense poster from Israel’s Home Front Command reminding Israelis how long they’ve got to move to shelter when the sirens go off.


Most Americans–heck, most people –can’t conceive of living with such a threat for a short period, much less two generations.

  This Is Why We Practice…

Posted by Yankee Sailor on 29May09.

all the time :

Officials say a Russian navy ship accidentally shelled a village not far from St. Petersburg.

No injuries were reported in the Thursday evening incident.

Regional military prosecutor Igor Lebedev says an anti-submarine ship was doing target practice and some shells or rounds fell on houses near Pesochnoye.

The Interfax news agency says up to 14 shells from the ship may have landed off-target.

It was unclear how big the shells were or how much property damage there was.

  Making Progress….

Posted by Yankee Sailor on 29May09.

Well, I’ve waded through the 3000+ posts that were backed up in my feed reader and have whittled the list down to about 50 that deserve a more thoughtful read. I never realized I spent so much time dealing with chaff.

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