Sunday, March 27, 2022

good morning justin



something something landscape 

please have your ticket ready

keep arms and legs inside

social hour everyday at four

our balcony view at sunset 

we had breakfast on the road 




©  Tom Taylor


Sunday, March 20, 2022

good morning jacob



( ahem )

whether it's here today, gone tomorrow

no problem, say you



you travel right with Kim Bear




©  Tom Taylor



Sunday, March 13, 2022

good morning jack


it's been a blast from the past

Putin's Ukraine strategy

The Russian military rapidly seizes Kyiv, replacing Ukraine's

government with one of its own in an assault on the capital,

leaving Russian opposition dispersed, immobilized, and

without a leader that would be followed by all.  The U.S.

and NATO find themselves powerless to reverse Putin's

fait accompli.  Ukraine is once again Russian. 



The invasion hasn't gone as planned.

Russia's military incompetence has forced Putin to issue

warnings of escalating the war to one of chemical or

nuclear warfare.  Such threats attempt to strengthen a losing

hand. A nation having several thousand nuclear weapons

has final say in the degree of defeat it is willing to suffer.

Nations capable of annihilating your society with nukes

are given an out.   






  Mig-29 fighters like those Poland offered Ukraine

Washington says Ukraine's problem is mostly on the ground,

not in the air.  The risk of escalating the war further is greater

than the benefits derived from a Ukrainian enforced no-fly zone.

S-300 SAM Missile System

This Surface-to-Air Missile System may be a less provocative way

of enforcing a no-fly zone over Ukraine.  It's high-altitude reach

complements the shoulder-fired Stinger anti-aircraft missile that

has a ceiling of 3,500 feet.

Sukhoi Su-34 fighter-bomber

Tactical aircraft such as this two-man fighter-bomber

are prey for Stinger missiles because they must dive in

below 3,500 feet in order to provide effective 

ground support.  A number of Su-34s have been

shot down in this manner over Ukraine.

Mi-35 Hind Attack Helicopter

These Russian-made helicopters are also designed to attack

enemy ground units at altitudes low to the ground.  These crews

are well aware of their vulnerability to Stinger attacks.

Bayraktar TB2 Drone 

This Turkish Drone carries lethal tank-busting rockets

under its wings and has proved quite effective for the Ukrainians.

TOS-1 Buratino MLRS

This Multiple Launch Rocket System is the 

modern-day version of Siege Machines found

in the Middle Ages.  They are currently positioned

around cities such as Mariupol and Kharkiv.

BMP-3 Armored Personnel Carrier

A rocket has fatally penetrated the light armor of this

Russian APC found abandoned outside Mariupol.

T-72 Heavy Tanks

This Soviet era tank is widely used by both Ukrainians and Russians.


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s u n d a y  !     s u n d a y  !



©  Tom Taylor


Sunday, March 6, 2022

good morning jessicca


i ' m    n o t    r e a d y

 w h e r e    s h o u l d    i     s t a n d?

s u n d a y !    s u n d a y !

 i t ' s    a    t i t l e    o r    s o m e t h i n g



©  Tom Taylor