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French Firepower Forward: The unrealized potential of the Dunkerque and Richelieu Class Battleships

Posted by Picard578 on June 17, 2016

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Richelieu in the 1950s

This is the second in a series of five articles on the battleships built under the provision of the Washington and London Naval Treaty limitations in the 1930s. I am not including the ships which were completed in the immediate aftermath of the Washington Treaty limitations. This series looks at the modern battleships that the World War II combatants would produce in the 1930s which saw service in the war. Part one covered the Italian Vittorio Veneto class entitled The Pride of the Regina Marina: The Vittorio Veneto Class Battleships. This article covers the French Dunkerque class and Richelieu class Battleships. Part Three will deal with the British King George V Class and Part Four the American North Carolina and South Dakota Classes. I have already published the final part which covers the German Scharnhorst Class entitled Power and Beauty the Battle Cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau .

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Obsession with big and expensive – the psychology of military procurement

Posted by Picard578 on June 16, 2016

Humans have been obsessed with biggest, largest, most expensive, and other ways to blow resources, since the time immemorial. Earliest religious mythology refers to the attempts to build a tower to heaven – typically unsuccessful. Early civilizations around the world undertook giant constructions – Taj Mahal in India, pyramides of Egypt, various temples and churches of the Mediterranean. Even today we are doing it, despite their waste – because humanity in general has always been excellent and fooling itself; this goes for individuals as well. Read the rest of this entry »

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British Bulwarks: The King George V Class Battleships

Posted by Picard578 on June 15, 2016

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HMS King George V

This is the third in a series of five articles on the battleships built under the provision of the Washington and London Naval Treaty limitations in the 1930s. I am not including the ships which were completed in the immediate aftermath of the Washington Treaty limitations. This series looks at the modern battleships that the World War II combatants would produce in the 1930s which saw service in the war. This article covers the British Royal Navy King George V Class battleships. Part one covered the Italian Vittorio Veneto class entitled The Pride of the Regina Marina: The Vittorio Veneto Class Battleships. Part two French Firepower Forward: The unrealized potential of the Dunkerque and Richelieu Class Battleshipscovered the French Dunkerque class and Richelieu class Battleships. Part Four the American North Carolina and South Dakota Classes. I have already published the final part which covers the German…

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Uncritical Islam: Lethal Homophobia

Posted by Picard578 on June 13, 2016

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A known American born Islamist kills more than 50 people at a gay night club in Orlando, Florida. President Obama said: We know enough to say this was an act of terror and an act of hate... The FBI is appropriately investigating this as an act of terrorism. We will go wherever the facts lead us … What is clear is he was a person filled with hatred… Today marks the most deadly shooting in American history…”

(As my spouse pointed out indignantly:’what about the Indians? Didn’t they shoot more Indians?‘ Well, OK, we are rewriting history, just here.) Yes, dear Barry, he was full of hatred, and who, what, filled up his hateful mind with hatred? Islamist sacred texts quoted below. They could not be more explicit. Although there are just a few below, there are millions more, out there.

Was Omar Saddiqi…

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TRAPPED BY SUPER TRAPS

Posted by Picard578 on June 12, 2016

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CO2 AND SO2 KILLED DINOSAURS. ARE WE NEXT?

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In a nutshell: Contrarily to what is conveniently believed in the USA, the extinction of the dinosaurs was probably NOT caused by a giant impact from an asteroid, or comet. The impact was NOT explosive enough, not poisonous enough, nor cooling enough.

What killed the dinosaurs was super giant volcanism, a type that happens every 200 million years or so, the SUPER TRAPS. Super Traps correspond to catastrophic Earth core cooling events: giant burps from Vulcan itself. The most extravagant violence of the Deccan Super Traps 65 million years ago, happened within 300,000 years of the Yucatan impact (a sheer coincidence, as we will see). The fabulous extinction of 250 million years ago was caused by the even more giganticSiberian Super Traps, and so on.

Super Traps offer a convenient model for the present greenhouse catastrophe. CARBON BURNINGBEHAVES LIKE…

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UK Muslim demographics – shortcuts

Posted by Picard578 on June 12, 2016

Muslim Statistics

— The 2001 Census showed that out of the total UK population of 58.8 million, 1.6 million identify as Muslims. Muslims make up 4% of the entire population.

Students: 32% percent of Muslims on UK campuses believe killing in the name of religion is justified (2001).

Students: 54% percent wanted a Muslim Party to represent their world view in Parliament (2001).

Students: 40% percent want Muslims in the UK to be under Sharia law (2001).

— The Government estimates the number of mosques in the UK to be around 1,000.

Legal issues: Britain had over 85 Sharia courts in operation in 2009. Sharia courts run as a dual-court system, violating English laws.

Unemployment: 50% of Muslim men and 75% of Muslim women are unemployed in 2011. (In 2004 that number was 13% for men, and 18% for women).

Skill shortage

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Islamization of Europe: The Numbers Don’t Lie

Posted by Picard578 on June 12, 2016

Muslim Statistics

by Bruce Bawer, FRONTPAGE Magazine

Few readers of this website will be unaware that over the last several years plenty of books, including my own While Europe Slept, have warned about the present and future effects of the rise of Islam in Europe.  Some writers, notably Christopher Caldwell and Mark Steyn, have gone into considerable detail about the now widely recognized fact that the low birth rate among ethnic Europeans, the high birth rate among European Muslims, and the steady arrival of new Muslim immigrants on the continent will mean an increasingly Muslim Europe in the decades to come and, ultimately, a majority Muslim population in one country after another.

FrontPage readers will also likely be aware that ever since these books starting coming off the presses, any number of supposedly intelligent and well-informed critics have vehemently dismissed such prognostications as alarmist nonsense, noting that in this or that European…

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Post-Islamization countries – Malaysia

Posted by Picard578 on June 10, 2016

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The best way of understanding what is going on in the presence is to look at the past. I find Malaysia one of the most interesting and the same time shocking examples for the Islamization of a country. Here is a few key points that play part in modern Malaysia:

– You must be Muslim to be a Malay

– You are not allowed to own a business unless you are a Malay (Muslim)

– Sharia Law is the valid law

– There is a national cultural policy for everybody saying Islam MUST be part of Malayan culture

– Positive discrimination gives Muslims advantages over education, benefits and business, leaving the aboriginal (Orang Asli) people of the country and other ethnic groups in a unfair and sometimes underdeveloped position.

Whilst there are still many other ethnic groups and religions present and legal in Malaysia, Islam is the State religion. Originally Malaysia…

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Muslim extremists invading British politics – our politicians welcome them

Posted by Picard578 on June 10, 2016

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I so thank The Telegraph for keeping a clear view on what is actually going on in our society here in the UK or I must say England in most cases.

I don’t really want to talk about the same names over and over again which are stirring up England and introducing Islamic Terrorism into our country. But just for the records, be assured it is once again Mr. Rashid, Baroness Warsi and their friends.

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Day in day out we are told to be respectful and multicultural in a Britain that has become a country filled with extremists who execute their terrorism plots. It seems insane that the EU and our own government supports (financially and in many other ways) so called “groups” and “communities” which have NO other purpose but planning the next terrorism act, recruiting more terrorists and spreading hate against English, Brits, European and other people who…

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Invasion of Europe – Split opinions in the EU as some call for military action against refugee crisis

Posted by Picard578 on June 10, 2016

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Military action should probably have been taken a long time ago when the world leaders decided not to intervene in the middle-east to tackle ISIS. The tactics have backfired as more and more refugee migrants are coming cross the Mediterranean to Europe and with them Islamic terrorists and extremists.

Most EU politicians still happily invite more migrants to come over with the plan being to spread them evenly across Europe . This offers extremists and terrorists the perfect opportunity to create a network across Europe even quicker and whilst the European leaders want to believe they are doing something good and humanitarian, they are actually endangering the security of their own countries and people.

Few however are asking for military action to fight the crisis but the plans seems to be stuck before they even developed. Ms Mogherini (EU foreign policy chief) has demanded an “exceptional” response to tackle the…

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