Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sweden's Defence Minister vows to defend Sweden against alleged 'Russian threat'


What a complete joke this is -- the country can't even defend its citizens against its Muslim migrants:  at least 55 urban areas are identified as 'no go' zones for kuffar (the Muslim word for infidels), the Swedish Post Office has stopped deliveries to them and ambulance staff won't venture into some of them without Police escorts and protective clothing.

Is this statement simply a ploy to deflect the ire of Sweden's citizens about the deteriorating domestic situation?  Definitely.

Den Oudsten - Daf trolleybus in Den Haag, Netherlands, 1977

The Den Ouststen marque lasted from 1926 -2001 -- info

Saturday, April 22, 2017

the last Pacific Electric car at San Pedro, greater L.A., 1958

The last night of service. (Metro archive)

'a book is much better than a smartphone'

tram and Ford Taunus in Den Haag, Holland, 1964

See earlier posts.

the Korean lunatic's big bang wargasm devices

It's certain that he has a submarine capable of carrying his big fire crackers, although whether they would actually launch rather than blow the submarine up is dubious.

The major powers - the U.S., China and Russia - are all getting nervous about whether the lunatic will actually start a war and it's clear that they are all preparing for that possibility.


Baldwin Lima-Hamilton AS-616 road switcher

Seen in SP's black widow livery; this was one of 8 originally delivered to SP's subsidiary Texas and New Orleans Railroad.

The AS-616 was a Co-Co with a 1,600 hp prime mover, built between 1950 and 1954. Nineteen railroads bought 214 of them (66 to South America); two railroads bought seven cabless B units.

1955(?) Hillman Minx promo art

"How far away is Spain?"
"Nous voulons voir Generalissimo Franco."
"1,000 km?"

1973 Ford LTD

1939 DKW pickup, Australian ad

Friday, April 21, 2017

1970 Dodge Super Bee

Egyptian military kills 19 Islamic State militants including top leader

A Lockheed F16 of the Egyptian air force.  Egypt also has French and Russian built fighter jets.
Egypt’s army has announced on Thursday killing 19 militants from the Islamic State (IS), including a top leader, in airstrikes launched against the group in Central and North Sinai.

According to a statement released by the Military spokesperson, the leader was the head of the Sharia committee in the group and was responsible for interrogations. The strikes launched by the Egyptian Air Forces have also damaged four vehicles owned by the terrorist group.

The army said that 11 of those killed were operating in the Nile Delta Governorates.

The announcement of the Egyptian Army comes two days after IS claimed responsibility for an attack at a security checkpoint that took place near St Catherine monastery, killing one police officer and injuring four others. The Egyptian Ministry of Interior announced that the militant who attacked the checkpoint was killed in a police shooting.

1972 Austin Morris 250JU Van

1972 Wolseley Six

1972 MGB convertible

Wallace Trickett on maritime memories

Those who follow this blog will have seen lots of transport paintings (and a few photos) by Wallace Trickett. He also painted the cover to the WW1 ships book Voyage to Gallipoli.

He talks on Coast Access Radio on the subject - here.

The 'Mistral' stops at Avignon in 1973

With a CC 6500 at the front. See earlier posts.

Muslims carry out yet another attack in central Paris; three police officers shot

Report by the Telegraph (UK).

Is anyone surprised?

Will it ever end?
Will people stop calling Trump a racist for wanting to protect the U.S. from Muslim extremists?
No in each case.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

1966 Pontiac Bonneville

1938 Federal trucks ad

cars outside a Simons drive in restaurant, L.A., early 1940s

An expertly colorized b/w photo -- source.

'a book can be like having two iPads side by side'

cars at Port Isabel, Padre Island, Texas, mid-1950s

French terrorist police foil 'allahu akbar' plot aimed at the Presidential election

Terror police in France have arrested two men, aged 23 and 29, in Marseille -- Clement Baur and Mahiedine Merabet -- who were known to police as extremists.

Agents from the DGSI, France domestic secret service, found weapons in the Marseille apartment, along with TATP, the so-called 'Mother of Satan' explosives that are frequently used by Muslim jihadis.

Baur is from Ermont, north of Paris, while Merabet is from Croix, near Roubaix, and close to the Belgian border.

The pair were arrested as part of an investigation opened in Paris for 'criminal association and breach of arms legislation in connection with a terrorist enterprise'.

Each was well known to the security services and had been tailed for a number of months. The operation to bring them to justice was stepped up last week.

Full story

And while on the subject of elections, British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a snap general election for 8 June.  No doubt she thinks it's a good time while Jeremy Corbyn is still the leader of the opposition Labour Party.

1956 Beadle Commer TS3 bus

Sunday, April 16, 2017

convoy of refugee buses gets 'allahu akbar' treatment by Syrian rebels

A Muslim suicide bomber with a car packed with explosives did this to refugees (apparently they belonged to the shiite rather than the sunni sect) from the besieged towns of Al-Fou’aa and Kafraya on Saturday making a brief stop in the Al-Rashideen area of Aleppo; as is obvious the number of fatalities was substantial.

1956 FJ Holden

'I've finally found a transpress nz book'

Northern Pacific T class 2-6-2

One of the 150 "Prairie" type built by Alco-Brooks over 1906-1907.  Info

the Korean lunatic's missile test fails

North Korea's attempted missile launch on Sunday ended in failure,Yonhap News reported.

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said North Korea attempted to launch an unidentified missile from the port city of Sinpo on its east coast in the morning, and the launch is presumed to have failed, Yonhap reported.

The U.S. Pacific Command said the apparent missile "blew up almost immediately," The Wall Street Journal reported.

It's a pity it didn't obliterate the whole region.

Western Pacific 4-unit F7 lash up

Seen at Midway, California,  in 1979.  This was 4 years before WP was taken over by UP.