Category Archives: Armed Forces

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Danger Zone

I feel the need… the need for speed

Following my post Blinding Lights earlier today, I thought that we would all like to see this classic Kenny Loggins track from the movie Top Gun.

Well, it makes me smile, and smiles are in short supply right now.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

before the F-14 Tomcat

this was the big stick

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Blinding Lights

my ego was writing checks my body couldn’t cash

This track and video from ‘The Weekend’ turned up utterly at random after I’d cleaned all the cookies and browsing history from my computer.  You know what?  I like it a lot, especially the girls’ vintage-looking white shoes.  Very Top Gun.

And perhaps the aircraft are Hellcats ~ let me know if I’m wrong.

BTW, in my current weakened state I didn’t manage much of a dance routine.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

c’mon….. it’s still July

and you guys aren’t in lockdown

Scenes on Sunday ~ Independence Day

freedom belongs to those with the courage to defend it

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

uncommon valor was the common virtue

Songs on Saturday ~ American Tune

hello America, how are you?

In these dark and somber days, when nothing seems to be going quite to plan, I thought this Paul Simon song might be appropriate for the holiday weekend.  Of course we English do not celebrate the fourth of July at all.  Some of us still think you were wrong.

Please listen with a little pride in your nation.

But, be realistic about Life in America today.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

y’all have a nice day

 

Random Jottings ~ Walking

walking brings a real man back to freedom

 

not all those who wander far afield are lost

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meditative walking brings wisdom and love back into your life

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some say walking is the best exercise

while others say the best exercise is swimming

meanwhile, smart guys prefer sex

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everywhere in the world is withing walking distance

if you have the time

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the footpath right outside your door

will take you to wherever you want to go

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if you walk ten miles a day

eventually you will be so far away your ex will never find you

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no matter how hard you try

walking in flip flops is not sexy

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

cycling has a couple of things in its favour

In a Country Churchyard

I’m not allowed to take an aeroplane to anywhere
but there are some places I can still go

At the north end of the bay the old town is now called The Headland, and it has been fortified since at least the 12th century.  The last time it was attacked was on December 16th 1914, when German battle cruisers bombarded the town.  Over 100 people were killed.  The gun in the picture dates from Napoleonic times.  The modern battery is now a museum.

The 13th century parish church of St. Hilda’s was built on  the site of a 7th century monastery.  It’s far too big for the size of today’s congregations.

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The old town is very peaceful now.

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

click on the link

In a Country Churchyard

Scenes on Sunday ~ D Day

quite the greatest thing we have ever attempted

Eisenhower and U. S. 101 Airborne

Hawker Typhoon

Douglas Dakota

Sherman DD Swimming Tank

Churchill Tank

Omaha Beach

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

U.S. Rangers at Point du Hoc

Inalienable Rights

life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness

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To any right-thinking man it is self-evident that governments are created to protect our unalienable rights ~ freedoms endowed upon us by our creator, and which supersede any man-made laws.  These natural rights include; the right to think for oneself, the right to life, the right to self-defence, and these rights remain throughout one’s lifetime.

From the beginnings of common law these were rights which could not be surrendered to the sovereign or government, and were independent of any and all laws.  In fact any contract or law that tries to alienate such rights would be inherently invalid.  There is no act of submission by which man can give up the state of a free agent and enslave himself, for by doing so he would lose his humanity.  He would cease to be a man.

This was the entire point of American Independence, the Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution, the abolition of slavery, and in the case of we English the regicide of Charles I in 1649.  Go further back and read the second and most important book of the Torah and the Old Testament, and you will see that the Exodus is also about these same inalienable rights.

And yet, the governments of the supposedly free western world have been using the peoples’ dumb acquiescence to take away these God given rights, on the grounds that it’s for our own good.

Let us leave aside the really big events, things which drove a coach and horses through all of our freedoms, things such as; the Prohibition of Alcohol, Income Tax, the Draft during the Vietnam War, and England joining the European Union.  Instead let us consider the petty restrictions that officialdom has imposed upon us because of the non-existent threats of the COVID-19 virus;

  • house arrest for months
  • a prohibition on meeting other people
  • compulsory wearing of useless face masks
  • compulsory frequent testing for the coronavirus
  • compulsory vaccination by threats and intimidation
  • the closure of bars, pubs, restaurants, theaters, and churches
  • a total prohibition on travel, which is only now being slowly lifted

Actually it’s worse than all that, there has also been a vast propaganda campaign to convince us that the coronavirus is a threat to civilisation as great as the Black Death, and an insidious creeping censorship of the news media.

Once given these controls over the general public, governments and their lackeys will not easily surrender them.  Not any government, not ever.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

the County of Oxfordshire is about to ban smoking outdoors

you couldn’t make it up

Monochrome Monday ~ Dunkirk

a miracle of deliverance
26th May to 4th June 1940
but wars are not won by evacuations

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

the little ships

Monochrome Memorial Monday

the highest appreciation is not to utter the words
but to live by them

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

going over the top

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