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January 30, 2021

Jet-powered car up for sale in the UK


One careful driver: Make room in the garage... Bloodhound jet-powered car is up for sale

The Bloodhound Land Speed Record project is looking for a new owner after its chief exec, Ian Warhurst, confirmed the vehicle is up for sale.

A lengthy journey marked by stops and starts seemed to have come to an end back in 2018 when Warhurst snapped up the assets of Bloodhound. A fresh injection of cash meant the team were able to take the Eurofighter EJ200-propelled car out to the test track at Hakskeenpan in South Africa in 2019. Driver Andy Green subsequently took Bloodhound LSR up to 628mph (1,010kph) by the end of that year.

The next step was to fit the Nammo monopropellant rocket in order to get the vehicle up to the ultimate target of 1,000mph.


A representative for the project told The Register that while £8m was needed to complete the project, the price for the vehicle itself was "negotiable." The Bloodhound LSR car is currently stored in the team's Gloucestershire workshop, and although the team itself has moved on to other projects, they would return if and when finances were put in place.

Hmm... £8,000,000 is roughly $10,964,071.75 according to this estimate.
January 24, 2021

Let's compare the 1923 Beer Hall Putsch with the 2021 attempted coup, shall we ?

BHP got Hitler thrown in prison for only 9 months.
So far, none of the enabling Congresscritters have seen prison. None. Will any ? They should, but we shall see.

BHP led, ten years later, to Hitler becoming Germany's Chancellor. The rest is horrible history.
Where will the attempted coup lead ? Hopefully to small d democratic reforms, the imprisoning of the participants, the enablers, Trump, and the enabling Senators and Congress-people.

BHP got several Nazis killed. "16 Nazi Party members and four police officers" per Wiki, link down below.
The attempted coup got 5 killed, including 1 officer directly and one more possibly indirectly (a suicide).

The BHP was forcefully and fairly quickly put down by the local authorities.
The attempted coup took HOURS to put down, after foot-dragging/obstruction by Trump/acting SecDef/Secretary of the Army/both Seargant at Arms/not sure about ex-Capitol Hill Police Chief who resigned

Can you think of any more comparisons ? I do hope the attempted coup leads to ONLY positive outcomes and not a horrible one for us.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021_storming_of_the_United_States_Capitol (so far, not sure of accuracy)

eta: Oh yes, an obvious comparison. The BHP was a clownish coup attempt staged from a Munich beer hall and never, as far as I know, reached any government buildings. The 2021 attempted coup ? IT WAS ON THE CAPITOL BUILDING, the seat of one of our branches of national government!

January 24, 2021

Marco Rubio acknowledges Trump "bears responsibility" for the Capitol insurrection, but insists....

Marco Rubio acknowledges Trump "bears responsibility" for the Capitol insurrection, but insists holding him accountable with an impeachment trial is the wrong move because it'll "stir up" the country again


F**** you Rubio, you are ALSO a seditionist-enabler. Defeat Rubio in 2022!!

January 24, 2021

"Rep. Gaetz can leave his beauty bag at home. In Wyoming, the men don't wear make-up."



For the record, I would not give two shits about Gaetz wearing make-up or carrying a beauty bag IF...IF...he was a morally decent and honorable Republican (rare aren't they ?) or a Democrat or at least an honorable person in politics. He is NOT any of those. He is a seditionist-backer and liar.
January 24, 2021

Snow in London and someone walking their cat in the snow


I thought this might bring a smile to at least one of our beloved UK forum members. Enjoy !
January 24, 2021

"Dogs of London are very happy with the snow today, I'm not sure I can say the same for this cat"


Apparently quite the row broke out in her thread about the cat being abused and also the lack of masks.

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