Archive for June 2014

A Muto, or technically a M.U.T.O.   Leave a comment


 

MUTO is the new species of monsters in the new Godzilla movie.

Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism. (MUTO)

 

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I swear I have come across a few human beings in my day that are built like a MUTOs!  But bigger and meaner. Ex-wife maybe?

Posted June 28, 2014 by markosun in Uncategorized

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Bobby Womack   Leave a comment


Posted June 28, 2014 by markosun in Uncategorized

United States Ghost Ship Fleet   Leave a comment


After the second World War, the United States established the National Defense Reserve Fleet (NDRF) – a fleet of vessels that serve as a reserve of ships for national defense and national emergency purposes. The fleet consist of mostly merchant vessels, that can be activated within 20 to 120 days to provide shipping during national emergencies, either military or non-military, such as commercial shipping crises. At its height in 1950, the NDRF consisted of 2,277 ships at eight anchorage sites: James River, Virginia; Beaumont, Texas; Suisun Bay, California; Stony Point, New York; Wilmington, North Carolina; Mobile, Alabama; Astoria, Oregon; and Olympia, Washington.

Only the first three, out of the original eight, exist today. Long years of neglect and disuse have turned these ships into near wrecks, with flaking paint polluting the waters with heavy metals and hazardous chemicals. As of April 30, 2014, only 122 vessels are left in the NDRF, and their numbers are reducing still.

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Inactive U.S. Navy auxiliary ships of the James River Reserve Fleet

Since its establishment, NDRF vessels were used in seven wars and crises situations. During the Korean War, 540 vessels were broken out to move military forces. During a worldwide tonnage shortfall in 1951–53, more than 600 ships were reactivated to carry coal to Northern Europe and grain to India. From 1955 through 1964, another 600 ships were used to store grain for the Department of Agriculture. Another 223 cargo ships and 29 tankers were activated during a tonnage shortfall after the Suez Canal was closed in 1956. During the Berlin crisis of 1961, 18 vessels were activated and remained in service until 1970. Another 172 vessels were activated for the Vietnam War.

In 1976, the NRF was augmented by the Ready Reserve Fleet (RFF) to provide for military emergencies. In August of 1990, 78 ships were deployed to support Operations Desert Storm during the Gulf War. Between August 1990 and April 1991, the ships transported 750,000 short tons of dry cargo, which was one-fifth of the total dry cargo sealifted during the conflict.

In 2005, 5 ships of the RRF and 4 of NDRF were used for relief operations in the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. When a devastating earthquake struck Haiti on January 12, 2010, 6 vessels were activated and took part in the relief efforts. Hurricane Sandy also saw use of one RRF vessel, and two NDRF training vessels.

Over the years, the federal Maritime Administration (MARAD) has been disposing of obsolete ships either by sending them to the scrapyard for recycling or sinking them for use as artificial reefs, such as the vessel Kittiwake that was sunk near the Cayman Islands.

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Posted June 27, 2014 by markosun in Uncategorized

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Curiosity didn’t kill this Cat   Leave a comment


1911: Cat drinking from a bottle and looking through a telescope

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Posted June 25, 2014 by markosun in Uncategorized

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North Korean official: Hollywood movie is “reckless US provocative insanity” triggering “a gust of hatred and rage” among North Korean people and soldiers.   1 comment


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North Korea threatens war on US over Kim Jong-un movie

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North Korea has promised “merciless” retaliation if a forthcoming Hollywood movie about killing Kim Jong-un is released, say agencies.

A North Korean foreign ministry spokesman said in state media that the movie’s release would be an “act of war”.

He did not mention the title, but a Hollywood movie called The Interview with a similar plot is due in October.

Hollywood actors James Franco and Seth Rogen star in the action-comedy film.

They play a talkshow host and his producer who are invited to interview Kim Jong-un, and are subsequently recruited by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to assassinate the leader.

The North Korea spokesman was quoted by the state KCNA news agency as saying: “Making and releasing a movie on a plot to hurt our top-level leadership is the most blatant act of terrorism and war and will absolutely not be tolerated.”

“If the US administration allows and defends the showing of the film, a merciless counter-measure will be taken,” the spokesman was quoted as saying.

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The heathen in Hollywood have finally done it. The bastards are going to cause World War III!


The sick little creep should be wasted.

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Posted June 25, 2014 by markosun in Uncategorized

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Shower Curtains with an Edge   Leave a comment


Dangerous Minds

Here are some shower curtains that would raise the eyebrows of company using the bathroom.

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Grace Jones

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Scene from the movie “Carrie”

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Joan Crawford from movie “Mommie Dearest”

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David Bowie and Catherine Deneuve from the movie “The Hunger”

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The Joker

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Jane Fonda as Barbarella

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Scenes from the movie “The Bad Seed”

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Yvonne Craig as Batgirl

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Posted June 25, 2014 by markosun in Uncategorized

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World livestock Populations   Leave a comment


The Big Four: Cattle, pigs, sheep and chickens.

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Posted June 24, 2014 by markosun in Uncategorized

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