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Moveable Feast Cafe 2023/02/13 … Open Thread
“Love is an endless mystery,
because there is no reasonable cause
that could explain it.”… Tagore
The Riders at Dawn
Are they ten, are they twenty,
Are they a hundred or more?
Are they horses and men
Of nothing but brawn?
Some unearthly king’s
Elite retaining corps?
Who are the riders
On the crest of the dawn?
Awakened to the pounding
Of swift hooded hooves,
Rolling like thunder
Right through my brain;
The earth it trembles
And the house it moves,
To the roar of the riders
As they pass through the lane!
I’m always dumbfounded
And strangely perturbed,
There’s no sign of uproar
Or gathering storm;
The turf lies unbroken,
The sward undisturbed,
With no trace at all
Of the riders at dawn!
Where do they come from,
Where do they go?
To what commission,
And to whom are they sworn?
What do they see,
And what do they know,
And why do they gather
In the hour before dawn?
Are they ten, are they a hundred,
Are they legion or more?
Are they horses and men,
Or spirits unborn?
Some golden king’s
Elite retaining corps…
Who are the riders
On the crest of the dawn?
everything to God and
even overcomes death
The dialogue posted by John Helmer, in which Lieutenant General P.R. (Ravi) Shankar expresses his opinions, seems to say that the Red Army is not doing very well in Zone 404. Let’s remember that this officer’s focus and professional views are in the matters of military force, and less so in matters of political goals. And make note that the military-technical force goals are political.
It takes Time to create political realities, such as the steeling of an Army and a Nation, Time to devour nazi equipment and armies. Time can be a prison, or freedom…as we see that Time is working on the Germans, the English, the French…and Presto! The balloonfarce gives evidence that Time is working also in America. https://cdn.locals.com/images/posts/1529362/1529362_kxq8hbqdxyu7wyw_full.jpeg
Russia stated the political goals. Perhaps John asked the wrong questions to the wrong officer, who then gave the correct replies according to his lights. The officer seems to assume that SMO404 is limited to 404…and to a simple defeat. I rather imagine that the good officer assumes that the Russians are not smart. Frankly, if he does think that, the cap ought to rest upon his head.
About the time that Russia invoked art 51 UNC in re 404, they published “draft treaties”…therein one may at leisure discover the best offer, the minimum political goal set.
Some good background> see> https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/whitney-setting-record-straight-stuff-you-should-know-about-ukraine
of course that extra special not z says, once in a while, something, well, special> https://theduran.locals.com/post/3522838/the-norwegian-quisling-gavi-nazi-finally-says-the-truth (war began 2014)
FWIW I disagree, my view is some time around 01/01/1944, when the US military running the bomb program decided (or was instructed) that “The Bomb is for Russia”… so Groves said in March of ’44…
It was and is the same old piratical “capitalist” Drang nach Osten for loot and slaves… 404 is an opening skirmish.
I remember when Franco died, and let Heaven judge him along with the other fascists. The US TV evening news reported, saying that Spain was “where the fascists practiced for WW2”. 404 is a somewhat similar affair. It is nice this time that the identities of the fascist participants are ever so much more clear, eh?
Just to also mention…the old fella must have a double, because there is/was a video clip of a sadistic whipping of a nude and tied Asian girl by a nude fella that was a ringer…noted that the fella was not circumcised… good question for the press to ask – “Is the …… circumcised?” But he probably doesn’t remember…. Of course, maybe it was faked…. right. sniff sniff.
The Ukraine looks like a big risk game, where the number of troops and a roll of the dice can decide a win or loss.
And The west has put most of its eggs in the Bakhmut battle and finds it is running out of ammunition and will have to retreat soon.
This could be a decisive action as a loss here and in this fashion means the Ukraine war is essentially lost, and do you now dig deeper in the Ukraine or address your attention to all those jobs farmed out overseas mostly in Taiwan, and what a future loss there would mean to not only global relations, but the financial repercussions of defaulting on your debt.
Yesterday my Moscow friend sent me a video of his daughter singing and accompanying herself on the ukulele.
He told me that the song is “Deaf Musician, Blind Painter” and is now very popular among Russian teens and young people.
He sent me this Youtube link to a rendition of the song:
there are quite a few comments but they are in Russian. A few of them to mentoin the chord progression, and the chord names are in a Latin font. I had wondered how keys etc are designated in Cyrillic. I guess there is probably a parallel system. I quick search on Google did not yield a clear answer.
McKenna is probably not known to many…in this old clip he raves a bit, and his ideas are shaped by the way things were, as well as seemed> https://twitter.com/i/status/1625154129688694792 Nevertheless he’s got a few good points. People ought to listen, and be careful with drugs…still, we wonder, the fungi form what seem as neural mats…huuummmmm. Are fungi aware? One might make a case…that they are the dominant species. If so, they seen things come, and they seen ’em go…man is another trivial critter…
Voltaire has some serious stuff> “It is an open secret: the government of Kiyv is losing militarily to the Russian army. The latter is advancing without hurrying and is building the defense of the regions that joined Moscow by referendum. But this inexorable reality hides others. For example, the fact that Turkey, still a member of NATO, supports Russia and provides it with spare parts for its army. Not only is the Atlantic Alliance losing, but it is cracking.” ( Le poof!) https://www.voltairenet.org/article218844.html
Says, inter alia, Erdo used to be with the fellas in Langley. But the winds blew from a new quarter…
(I think Fidel snookered them too) Of course we know also about the retirement plan VVP saved Erdo from… ahem.
and…thinking about weird…if this scene (see url) were the opening for a play, what thing, what act, would be Chekhov’s gun? https://twitter.com/i/status/1624590204479721472
And see my previous about the obscene video… What is the old man saying to us? What the telegraphic statement of the gun?
Of course this is mere intellectual critical analysis of an imaginary thesis…isn’t it?
New tech gives old spy balloons reason to stay afloat
Science behind balloons explains why a balloon, an ancient obect are in vogue. In internet fashion this renders practically everything everybody said useless, if this was in fact used.
Was recently shot down Chinese spy balloon designed to gather better signals intelligence or to test US air defense systems?
By DAVID STUPPLES
FEBRUARY 15, 2023
The US military has now shot down four high-altitude objects that had entered American and Canadian airspace, raising questions about their purpose and origin.
The first of these objects, a Chinese balloon, was downed by a fighter jet on February 4. While China says it was for weather monitoring, US officials say it was being used for surveillance. A knowledge of technology in this area throws up some clues about what may have been going on.
The Chinese balloon is believed to have supported a signals intelligence collection payload, although this has yet to be confirmed. Debris has now been retrieved from US territorial waters off the coast of South Carolina and will be transported ashore for analysis.
A further three objects were downed between February 10 and 12 over Deadhorse in Alaska, near Yukon in Canada and over Lake Huron close to the US-Canada border.
Signals intelligence, or “sigint”, refers to electronic data, which could consist of conversations, written messages or data from weapons or radar systems. Sigint is normally collected by satellites, but can also be gathered from aircraft flying in international airspace.
Normally, satellites that collect sigint are positioned in low-Earth orbit (LEO) – say at 500 to 1,000km altitude – or at geostationary orbit, at the much higher altitude of 36,000 kilometers. Although the collection of this type of intelligence by satellites is efficient and reasonably effective, there are some limitations.
US sailors recovered part of a Chinese high-altitude surveillance balloon off the coast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, February 5, 2023. Photo: US Navy / Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tyler Thompson
A satellite in LEO will complete an orbit around the Earth in 70 to 100 minutes but it will not pass the same point on the Earth again for 14 to 20 hours depending on its altitude. This is because our planet is also moving.
Even then, it will only be visible to a point on Earth for a maximum of 20 minutes; which is called its “dwell time.” Increasing the number of satellites helps, but there will still be large time gaps in coverage.
In theory, a geostationary satellite could have a permanent dwell time. But, because it is positioned at around 36,000km from the Earth’s surface, it could miss the collection of important but weak signals.
The US military has been developing signals – electronic data transmissions – with a low probability of intercept. This is making sigint collection by both Chinese and Russian spy satellites difficult. There will be large gaps in a 24-hour period when collection is not possible – a silent time.
China has attempted to close the gaps. In 2020, the country launched, to a 600km orbit, three new reconnaissance (spy) satellites from the Yaogan-30 series, as part of a wider network, or “constellation”, called Chuangxin-5 (CX-5), bringing the number of satellites in the network to 21.
Enter the high-altitude “objects” that have been shot down over the US. Let’s take the balloon that was shot down on February 4. By tracing this object’s path over the US, it can be seen to have passed several highly sensitive defense installations, including silos for nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) in Montana, US.
The balloon traveled across the US at an altitude of 20 to 30 kilometers and had the ability to steer in the upper atmosphere jet streams. Clearly, the advantage for sigint collection was that its dwell time was likely to be several hours, and its closeness to the surface of the Earth ensured that it could, if it were spying, collect very weak signals.
Thus, a balloon that can remain undetected would be an ideal platform to augment the collection of sigint by both satellites and aircraft. Many countries have been employing balloons for intelligence gathering for at least 200 years, so the idea is not new and the advantages are well known.
The E-3 Sentry
The E-3 Sentry is an airborne warning and control system, or AWACS, aircraft. Planes like this form a vital component of US air defenses. Photo: US Air Force, author-provided
Today’s technologies have given this method of intelligence collection a new lease of life, as we’ve also seen from the use of small aerial vehicles – or “micro drones.” Remaining undetected for a significant period is a key requirement to success. As to how this was possible in the US is an interesting question, given that the country has one of the best air defense systems anywhere.
One possible answer lies in the design of ground-based and airborne early warning system (AEW) radars. To reduce clutter on the radar, objects that are static such as mountains and towers are removed from the radar returns by making use of a natural effect known as “Doppler shift.” When a train travels past you, the pitch of its whistle seems to change as it moves away from you. This is an everyday demonstration of the Doppler shift in sound waves.
The Doppler capability is common to all defense radars as they are focused on an aircraft and missile threat. A balloon or inflatable object could be traveling at a velocity slower than the Doppler threshold and thus remain undetected.
This shortfall in detection capability was recognized by NORAD (North American Air Defense Command) and radars have been reset to see very low-velocity objects. However, the clutter will increase – perhaps fulfilling one of China’s aim: to reduce the effectiveness of air defense radars.
A further difficulty with detection is the material used for balloons or objects. Plastics and synthetic inflation fabrics have no or very low radar reflectivity, thus adding another notch to their covert credentials. The balloon that started the current controversy in the US was first discovered visually and reported, rather than detected by air defense systems.
But the more recent discoveries over Canada and Alaska resulted from high-intensity surveillance. It has not yet been revealed what they are. Once that has been ascertained, the key question will be whether the objects were designed to penetrate the US defense system to gather better signals intelligence – or, rather, were a test of US air defense systems.
It could, alternatively, be just a nuisance ploy. We shall know when the results of the balloon debris analysis are made known.
David Stupples is a professor of electrical and electronic engineering and director of electronic warfare research at City, University of London.
Good job. See also super pressure balloon design. Modern materials allow for balloons that float at a nearly constant height. Now then, an internal bladder inside such balloon might be inflated, or deflated, via simple pump using ambient air – as ballast, so to say. By this mechanism a balloon may fly for perhaps a year, and be steerable by selecting “best” altitude to use available winds. This is not a secret, just obvious engineering. Anyone with the will and the money can build these craft. I previously gave a paper title about stratospheric airships that China is designing. Nevertheless the balloon thing in the news is farce. Distraction.
BTW, David C has a twitter that’s kinda fun> https://twitter.com/DavidBCollum
Bruder, the speed at which knowledge arrives nowadays is simply dizzying. I was just talking about the East Palestine ritual, based on tracking the spiritual, the name and the intent of 3 Acts. There are layers to this event. Now Brother Casey found its links to iPet Goat 2, which featured so much.. like tanks with Z-insignia rolling through the carcass of the Verkhovna Rada and the grimace of Hunter’s cracked meth teeth as he sank in the yellow chemical laden river morass of the Ukraine… or was it the Ohio River?! And it’s under his Daddy’s watch the Ohio Hit took place. A river system servicing most of the US midwest water & food supply?
As Alabama says, Collapse is baked in by zionist Pirates on their way out. In short, this is scorched earth. The Ukrainization of CONUS-404.. Poison and empty the Ukraine on the way out, and the US too.. Remember I said there’s an ongoing split between the Anglos and the Zionists (something Batiushka almost reached recently, but it eluded him), and the Anglos are the fall guys this world war. They are being set up every which way
As I have previously said, I am interested in chemistry. Mrs P, BTW, once ran an analytical lab, though she’s not a chemist, and neither am I. I read in the matter. It’s a hobby.
Accordingly, thinking about GKW… Huh? Yeah “God Knows What”…as in the smoke and fire and whatnot.
So, to begin, it’s absolutely clear that the locality, and that may be very large, is getting seeded with dioxins. Yes, phosgene too, but that seems to be more short-lived.
Anyway, fyi> https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26185164/ (Dioxins and polyvinylchloride in combustion and fires)
I note my Brother’s thoughts about the anglos being set up. I’ve been thinking along such lines.
Actually this is all mixed up with fact and fancy and not known…and the terms are of elusive meaning…thinking about race and the implied bigbig not zee plan. The jibbiethingies and mysterious coincidences, the antififerzwhateverriots…10 whack to down, some say.
It occurs to me that the pauci directing the actors are or identify in the sociopathy as themselves “white”, actual race probably doesn’t matter. (I knew a fella in college longlongtimeago, strikingly handsome 1/2 Japanese and 1/2 German nazi U-boot officer, Er wurde während des Krieges geboren..) The “aryians” were not rigorous about race…I recall Bella From telling her story about Goering… “I decide who is Jewish, Frau Bella”, for example. Can it be that the non pauci whites are an impediment to the plan? It does look like a re-population gag…not new, our Hispanic colleagues have long spoken of reconquesta. Thinking about the 1848 affray….which Grant says guaranteed the Civil War. But it look like the ruling cadre would be “white”, and rule by the several hammers found in divide to rule classical con games, does seem that way.
More interestingly, I think, is that our Germans are starting to quiver…https://sputniknews.com/20221128/german-statesman-slams-eu-leaders-spinelessness-demands-natos-dismemberment-closure-of-us-bases-1104796406.html
Better still> https://archive.ph/0XKce (a machine translation)
Brother Seymour’s little experiment has, perhaps, lit a fuze…he’s adding bit by bit…adding coal slowly as boiler heats…
They say that Good Old Joe loves surprises…
Jello in the dessert dish quivers too! Not much substance, nor will satiate the hungry. The harm’s already done for next ~ 3 generations.. wheeling out a sane old-timer or two to float a fig-balloon (sorry, couldn’t resist!) will not change the grim reality. Russkies and Zone B have seen the gauleiters in all their naked wrinkled warty glory, and the crazy Greens are the rule.. it was a spiritual project by entire combined West, via their deep interlocking satanic secret societies and old boy’s networks.. they moved themselves so far out on and beyond the limb, they put Mr. Willey E. Coyote to shame.. As M Hudson said, Germans have been shafted by Anglos for third time in a century. If it’s a consolation, this time they take the Piper with them, Oceania being within easy reach.
PS – You can’t make this up. East Palestine is part of [Jeru] Salem “micropolitan” area.. a distance of 33 minutes driving or 30 km (19mi) away. This area was most carefully preselected.. please watch entire YT link by Casey (goes fast @ 1.75x speed) to the bitter dregs. Rail and metal fatigue my foot!! Unholy Israel rises on the alamogordo-bleached and dioxin-laced bones of anglosaxondom
A window for the storm of 20 days:
Effected is Mars by Mercury’s entrance into Aquarius, thus there, where Uranus causes the borderlessness within the borders of territories, aka Taurus, on the northern hemisphere, by attacking re-volution of the political thinking. The -re has the meaning of leading back to the all-effecting Pisces-childly-meaning of innocent reality.
which by the powers of nonsense
loocked at as deadly
therefore persecutions, crucifixations
of the childly
in the adult man
by the adult brute
7. Week 2023:
Like a carefully scripted play, between the mass shootings, inflation, labor shortage and falling apart infrastructure, there just isn’t enough time left in the hour to report much international bad news.
One aspect of getting old – there are many of these, and some are quite pleasant – is that you forget to remember thoroughly…that’s to say that you knew things related to a topical matter of interest, but you recall only after you’re reminded…maybe laziness…anyway – about balloons>
Yeah, specifically balloon “K9YO-15”
I knew about the “pico” balloons, and forgot to remember…perhaps because I never imagined that anybody would use a zilliondollar machine set to try to shoot at something so small, mostly ’cause they’d mostly miss…and naturally missiles come to earth and sometimes smash stuff…it would be grossly irresponsible.
Seymour H in interview I listened to spoke implying that he’s had some legal research done in the matter of of the pipe job… Seymour said that he did not discover any law against exploding pipes….but there is a lot of related law.
I think Seymour’s mistaken. At the least it was a marine pollution violation. They say it was a bigbig CH4 spill, biggest ever, they say. For starters conspiracy to cause a toxic release to the sea… I’m sure that a smart prosecutor could draft an indictment with dozens of specific crimes all tied together. Probably the expenditures were unauthorized as well, as using government funds to facilitate crime must also be a crime, eh? Seymour might want to revisit the legal aspects. Then there’s the catch-all Nuremberg stuff about conspiracy to make war… It’s a very big tent.
The balloon farce seems to have a cascade of nested gags…. Quite jolly. Wish I’d remembered about the “picos”…but that was never my focus…which is mostly just listening on HF and VHF bands.
The “derailioxin” story does seem to allow… well, long time ago I heard a story about the YB49 jet bomber. Northrup (“northrop YB 49 interview”). see> https://www.airandspaceforces.com/article/jack-northrop-and-the-flying-wing/ So? There is a strong indication that at least one YB 49 crash was due to sabotage…fiddling the lube oil load…the old jets ran straight-thru lubrication…one reason they smoked.
They say the train was improperly loaded, and then they did an emergency stop while on fire. We do not know why they were on fire. Like the aircraft deal, it’s quite “reasonable” that the dioxin affair was arranged with deliberate design. The Northrup tale itself in interesting, do read the story.
My previous post no longer seems to exist.
Balloon ? Intrepid heroic birdman shoots at?
” A pentagon memo notes that the object shot down over Canada was a “small metallic balloon with a tethered payload” which fits the description of the pico balloon exactly.”
actually is tiny target…