Terrorismists

ISIS has a problem and it’s not what you think. They aren’t being sought out and destroyed with extreme prejudice. They aren’t being adulated by the world as some almighty threat that needs intense scrutiny and attention. They’ve been marginalized and given dirty looks. Ladies and Gentlemen, they have an inferiority complex and we gave it to them. They want to be treated like a dangerous world power. They want the respect a recognized state would receive when pulling such villainous shenanigans.  They want war, but they just get a talking to and lots of inaction. I think we should give them the satisfaction of getting what they want. Face it, they’re not going to stop. You know how they are. And all these stern denouncements on TV are just firing them up. I can hear them now. For all intents and purposes, Pinky and the Brain are ISIS:

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“How many did we kill, Pinky?”

“reports say about 45 right now, Brain”

“What have the Americans said?”

“Stop doing that”

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WWPATBD? An acronym for what would Pinky and the Brain do. The same thing they always do, try again tomorrow. The motivation doesn’t go away and is hardly weakened by world efforts to quash the persistent acts of war waged on the universe. I’m not mistaken, give them space ships and they will attack aliens. They are the frustrated bunch and you’d think we (USA) would be. But there is seemingly nothing they can do that will make us spring into action like the super power we are… or at least used to be. Perhaps one day soon we won’t take their shit anymore. We don’t even hurt them in any way. In fact, we help them by meddling with the power structure of other nations that have in the past helped to check these militant groups and prevented them from spreading like wildfire. They fight on, we move our military further away from them. It’s actual insanity. We have a few choices and the sooner the US figures it out, the better. We either fight them here or we fight them there. We either bounce around the world cleaning up after they inflict mass casualties or we wipe them out, immediately. I’d pick the proactive route.  Currently, we do nothing. You can impose sanctions on an unrecognized state, but they won’t recognize them. They are not a conventional organization so why do we consider conventional methods of dealing with them? It’s wobbly moral ground we stand on, not wanting to attack them for fear of the innocents. What are the people they attack? Guilty of living?  I could go on and on about how we’ve perpetuated their existence and extended their longevity but that would take ages. The problem right now is that we are not giving them the attention they crave and deserve. They need our military’s attention in a bad way and I say we give it to them.

 

Goodbye, Bradley. Hello Chelsea Manning.

Bradley Manning

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Just got sentenced to 35 years for his part in leaking classified information to Wikileaks.

He will likely do a third of his sentence, so 12 years. He gets credited for the time he has already served, which is some 3 years.  So that is 9. There is an automatic appeal that he can waive, but an appeal can only help not harm. So maybe it gets knocked down to 25 years.  A third of would be about 9 years… 3 of which he has already served. So he does 6 years.

Oh, and he has come out saying that he wants to live as a woman. His new name shall be Chelsea Manning.

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He plans to begin hormone treatment immediately. This man is a genius. 5 years of prison while undergoing hormone treatment to become a woman is like sending a plump, gluttonous child to the Chocolate Factory. All on our dime. Brilliant.

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Still Smokin’ : Bikini Military

Apparently there are loads of beautiful women in the many militaries of the world. I am here to prove it, but first I must put it out there that I have a predisposition to love these Israeli soldiers:

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Because of this:

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Girls will be girls. (Thank Goodness)

A while back, I wrote about the Bikini Military and discovered that in Israel, once you hit 18 years of age you have to serve a mandatory 2 years in the military:

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OK. Now here is the best of the rest. In no specific order by hotness:

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Israel

UK

UK

Romania

Romania

Russia

Russia

USA

USA

Australia

Australia

Greece

Greece

Serbia

Serbia

Mexico

Mexico

Poland

Poland

St. Lucia

Saint Lucia

Finland

Finland

Colombia

Colombia

Sweden

Sweden

Pakistan

Pakistan

Palestinian Territories

Palestinian Territories

Indonesia

Indonesia

Compiling these pictures was tough. It’s a dirty job but someone’s gotta do it.

 

Deafening Silence – A Father/Son Fishing Story

I’ve been fishing my whole life. Check it out:

ImageThat was me in Denmark around 1984 or 85. Notice the red bucket and shovel, those two items taught me not to mess with jellyfish. I saw one on the beach so I guess I tried to cut it in half with the shovel. It got me… did you know they can sting you when they are dead? I didn’t either.  I was a weird kid, whenever I hurt myself by doing something I deemed to be stupid… I would suck it up and not cry or tell my dad. In this case I just remember thinking 5 years old was too young to die.

One time while living in Germany I stuck a pen in the socket… you know how they have those mischief attracting, round shaped sockets in Europe:

ImageI was sitting Indian style in front of it with a pen, just wondering how these holes made my stereo work. Naturally, I stuck the pen in the hole and went from Indian style to flat on my back in 1 second. I was shocked. I didn’t know what to do so I did nothing and just went about my business. No way I was getting read the riot act for something I would never do again anyway. 

Ok… fishing, fishing…. oh yeah. It was around 1987. I had moved to the States and lived at West Point Military Academy, my father was stationed there. Ton of good fishing holes around there, and on one particular afternoon we were in a boat on Popolopen Lake at Camp Buckner. I was using my favourite surface lure… a Hula Popper!

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I had no business using that in the middle of a lake, but I loved those things and just got a kick out them. I was tired of using a plastic worm and wasn’t catching anything anyway so I rigged up my hula popper. I was probably smiling. That little kid excitement, the hope of landing a lunker. I reached back to begin my casting motion, this was to be one of my most impressive casts ever, I knew it… I could feel it. Steadied my arm, faced forward and scoured the area I wanted to hit. I flung my rod forward with what I would describe as the strength of two 7 year-olds. I shielded the sun from my eyes and gazed out. Wait, what’s gone on? I scanned the horizon slowly… where did my hula popper go? I even looked up though I knew no trees were near me. Confused as shit, I turned to my father who was behind me, he already knew what had happened. My confused look turned into the “A-ha!” look which quickly turned into the “I’m sorry” look. One of the hooks on the second treble was lodged in my dad’s neck. Now let me explain the deafening silence. He didn’t make a sound, just stared at me. I didn’t move and just stared back and forth between his glaring eyes and hooked neck. I once caught a pickerel by its back, but this was way more bad ass. This went on for maybe 10 of the longest seconds of my life. Then he reeled in his own cast, took a sip of his Meister Brau, then slowly rowed us to the shore by the first aid building. Not one word was spoken. We secured the boat then I lagged behind him up to first aid and sat on a bench. He went in and came out about 5 minutes later with a band-aid on his neck. I really wanted to ask what happened to my hula popper but I used my better judgement. We got into the boat and rowed back out. We continued on as if nothing had happened and it was never ever mentioned once. A strange duo we made. The lesson was taught though. I never did anything like that again. Image

Bikini Military: ‘Israeli soldier’ on the beach in a bikini holding a gun.

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‘Israeli soldier’ on the beach in a bikini holding a gun | The Sun |News.

First question that comes to mind: If I were Israeli living in Israelia… would I be in the military right now? Chances are I would, especially with this possible perk.

I don’t  know if this is real, but being a man I am going to assume it is.  And this isn’t just a story being reported at The Sun. The picture has gone viral on the net and several news organisations have made mention of it because after all… this is good news.

Now why on earth has this gem of a situation come up?  “Members of the Israeli military are required to accompany their weapons at all times if they are taken outside their military base. And the punishments for losing a weapon can be severe in the Middle Eastern country – including time in a tough military prison.” Sounds pretty extreme. Must have been several instances of weapons gone missing for the penalty to be so severe. Guess she really had no choice in the matter and made the right decision.

Some may think that the best part of this is obvious, I mean look at her: tan-alicious, fit as hell, and she is in 2 pieces.  BUT… she is also reported to be a member of the highly-trained Israeli Defence Forces. In other words, she is a deadly weapon. I just started to overheat.  This story has no downside. I am ready for vacation.

UPDATE

This whole bikini military thing could be very possible and very true. The picture below is the beautiful Meytal Cohen. http://www.meytalcohen.com/index.html

A blurb from her bio:

‘Meytal Cohen is a hard-hitting versatile drummer based in the Los Angeles area. Born and raised in Ramat-Gan, Israel, Meytal is the youngest in a large family of seven. Meytal graduated from the prestigious Blich High School in Ramat-Gan as a theater major. At the age of 18, Meytal started playing drums and found her passion. After being released from duty after serving a MANDATORY two years in the Israel Defense Force, Meytal relocated to LA and enrolled in the Los Angeles Music Academy to pursue her drumming career.’

Imagine that.

Now watch this.