Posts Tagged ‘video’

Russian Tank Flipping Over in Victory Square

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Judging from the stats on my previous tank flip video, there are few things blog readers love more than watching Russian tanks flip over.

Because I’m A.) Here to serve, and B.) Feeling incredibly lazy right now, here’s another Russian tank flipping over:

Looks like an old T-34 to me…

Russian Tank Driver Manages to Roll a T-72

Saturday, August 8th, 2015

This appears to be from some sort of Russian tank proving ground. Skip to 1:46 for the really interesting stuff.

Honestly, until I saw this I was unaware it was even possible to roll a T-72 on level ground.

That’s some might fine driving you’ve done there, Ivan…

Update: Comments below and elsewhere seem to indicate this is a Kuwaiti driver managing to roll the tank.

Ted Cruz Makes Bacon With a Machine Gun

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

OK, now he’s officially the front-runner…

(Although to my sight, it looks a lot more like an assault rifle like (Maybe an HK MR556A1? The glimpse is pretty brief.) than a machine gun.)

(Hat tip: Ann Althouse.)

Fifth Planned Parenthood Video Drops

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Haven’t watched all of this one yet either, but the phrase “Intact fetal cadavers” certainly stands out….

Fourth Planned Parenthood Video Drops

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Despite a probably unconstitutional restraining order to prevent showing some (not all, as some news reports suggested) of the remaining Center for Medical Progress sting videos, the latest video has been released and is posted below. I haven’t had a chance to watch it yet (because of Stuff and Things), so Caveat Inspectora.

And for those who also don’t have time to watch it, here’s a summary of the lowlights.

Third Planned Parenthood Video Drops

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Picking baby organs off of pie plates and discussing prices:

Pat Condell on Arguing With Progressives: “They hear racism because it’s what they need to hear.”

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Another bracing rant on subjects progressives are unwilling to discuss honestly without exploding (race, culture, Islam, etc.) from Britain’s best atheist comedian:

Old White Woman Sells Black Baby Organs To Buy Lamborghini

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

That’s the headline I wanted The New York Post to put on this scandal. Since they have thus far declined to, I guess I’ll just have to do it myself…

“We don’t want to be accused of selling tissues.” Well then, why don’t you, oh, I don’t know, refrain from selling organs from aborted babies?

And this is a follow up to their first video:

(And for those who have charged these videos are unfairly edited, here are the full videos of each.)

Now, I don’t tend to report much on the abortion debate, save the occasional LinkSwarm piece or when Democrats break their pro-life promises. I don’t think the issue is resolvable via the political process, involving as it does two absolutes, and though I consider myself moderately pro-life, I imagine the majority of he pro-life movement would find me entirely too “squishy” on the subject.

But the most recent revelations are definitely hardening my position on Planned Parenthood. I was always in favor of defunding it, and neither abortions or birth control should receive any government subsidies at all, much less federal subsidies, as it’s not a constitutionally enumerated power. But now I think all government, at all levels, shop drop all official ties with Planned Parenthood, Democrats should constantly be questioned and attacked over their support of it, and those officials of Planned Parenthood breaking the law on human organ trafficking should be arrested, convicted and imprisoned.

Greece and the EU Compromise to…Kick The Can Further Down the Road

Friday, July 10th, 2015

It looks like we have an actual, honest-to-God compromise, in that Greece, in exchange for not having their economy collapse and descend into anarchy and cannibalism, will pretend to implement real reforms, while the Troika, in exchange for those promises, and not being blamed for the impending global recession, will give Greece still more loans, write down some previous loans, and pretend this actually fixes the problem.

So expect to see another round of this dance in six months to a year.

Germany caved on debt relief. Greece?

A cursory look at the “new” Greek proposal to creditors suggests PM Alexis Tsipras may have sold out the referendum “no” vote in a final, desperate attempt to avert an economic catastrophe and the collapse of the country’s banks which will be cut off from ELA as of Monday morning in the event Brussels and Athens do not come to terms over the weekend.

And indeed, the austerity outlined in the latest proposal is more severe than the version voters rejected last Sunday. Among the proposals evidently agreed to: No retirement until age 67 or 40 years of paying into the system. Caveat: Pension reforms don’t actually kick in until October, so they’re still kicking the can down the road on that as well.

Also: “Greece will succeed in transferring bonds currently held by the ECB to the European Stability Mechanism.” If the ESM is truly the euro’s firewall, then they’re about to get an infusion of crappy Communist-era Soviet concrete…

Other Greek crisis tidbits:

  • Earlier Greece had floated their totally serious compromise proposal that didn’t cut any pensions.
  • Faced with impending national bankruptcy, Greece’s ruing left-wing Syriza Party concentrates on the essentials: investigating reporters who opposed them. (Hat tip: National Review.)
  • People in Latvia and Lithuania sneer at spendthrift Greece.
  • Greece demonstrates 150 years of socialist failure.
  • Greek event timelines.
  • Greece probably wouldn’t do as well after a Grexit as Argentina did after their default.
  • The sneaky return of Drachmas? Of course this was before the latest agreement. But wouldn’t it be hilarious if Greece got one final big bailout, then turned around and pulled off a Grexit anyway?
  • UKIP head Nigel Farge had some advice earlier in the week:

    Not in 100% agreement, but there’s a lot of bracing truth in there. But the problem, of course, is that Tsipras, as all Socialists do, does indeed want to have his cake and eat it too…

  • Animation on the Greek Debt Crisis

    Sunday, June 21st, 2015

    Even though this whiteboard animation is from 2012, it’s still mostly accurate.

    My only quibbles would be:

  • It doesn’t mention how Greece lied about it’s finances to get into the Euro in the first place.
  • It doesn’t discuss what that debt was spent on, i.e., mainly an overly generous and unsustainable welfare state.
  • Because it was made in 2012, it overstates how exposed European banks will be to a Greek default. By now, banks and insiders have managed to offload the vast majority of their default exposure to Greek default onto the European taxpayer (which, of course, was the real primary purpose of the bailout).
  • But it gets the big picture right, namely how out-of-control debt destroys nations…