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Is is true what they say about Catherine the Great?

Was Catherine the Great Killed by a Horse?

And did she actually fuck a Donkey 237 years after she died?

 

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The Lost City of Detroit

President Truman called it, “The late great Detroit, the arsenal of Democracy”.Detroit 2005

I call it either “the Lost City of Detroit” or “The City that Committed suicide”.

It’s hard to believe that a city that provided the bombers that destroyed the German heartland ended up looking like the enemy cities. Detroit was the 5th largest city in the US according to the 1950 Census/ It is now the 21st.

There is a lot of finger pointing at what caused Detroit’s demise. I think it was multiple factors with the main one being the reliance upon one industry. Toss in the growth that led to Detroit’s becoming the 5th largest city was fueled by the Second World War.

No matter what the reason or reasons for Detroit, and Michigan’s decline, the bottom line is that the city is in decay and has gone into bankruptcy.  It’s historic factories are no longer.

See also:

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Religious Tolerance in Pennsylvania (Diwali in Downingtown)

Come on: the Commonwealth was founded on religious freedom!

PA Constitution Article I:

     § 3.  Religious freedom.
        All men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship
     Almighty God according to the dictates of their own consciences;
     no man can of right be compelled to attend, erect or support any
     place of worship, or to maintain any ministry against his
     consent; no human authority can, in any case whatever, control
     or interfere with the rights of conscience, and no preference
     shall ever be given by law to any religious establishments or
     modes of worship.

This came about because I just signed a petition supporting Diwali Celebrations in Downingtown, PA.

Who knows, this could be a big tourist attraction for Downingtown. Whatever, they need to open up for the celebration.

“Looked a lot like Che Guevara”

This is  artist Jim Fitzpatrick with his iconic poster of Che Guevara.01.che-edL

Loads of history for Jim and Me.

Jim’s side of the story:

In 1967 I was outraged by the manner of Che Guevara’s execution while a prisoner of war in Bolivia and it led me to create this now world-famous image.

I have now also made this image available for free download so that it can be used by everyone -including those who cannot afford my prints or canvas of El Che: the unemployed, the oppressed, the victims of banker-imposed austerity here in Ireland, the EU and elsewhere, those who fight against the legal/political elite and the corrupt banker cartels who think they rule us -and those who rage against injustice.

This image is yours. Use it!

No resale or commercial usage please -it has been exploited enough.

Please remember I do NOT ever license this image for commercial usage. Misuse this image or resell any reproductions thereof and you will be liable for a fine of $10,000 per item sold or for any violation of my copyright of this image.

Time to RECLAIM CHE!

Free usage for leftist causes under Creative Commons Licence.
No fee for leftist/socialist political usage.

There’s more to Jim’s side in that people attempted to suppress the image. Toss in that it has been used for commercial purposes, as he points out above.

My side of this is that I heard Horslip’s “Book of Invasions” and it got me into the “Celtic” thing. The only copy I could find of this (besides Lady Gregory’s) was his. Actually, I think Jim published this after Horslips made their album.

Many years later, I encounter Jim on the ‘net and it turns out he is the one who did the poster of Che.

Because, long before Horslips’ Book of Invasions (Feck, Happy to meet, Sorry to Part, if we are going to go there). I WANTED a copy of this poster, but none was to be found.

So, I am happy to pass around the link to it so anyone else who wants an official Jim Fitzpatrick version of it.

Now, whether I got a copy of the signed, limited edition shall be between Jim and me: unless he comments here. But, what would you think if I have been looking (and lusting) for so long for a hard to find icon like this?

I am happy to help recclaim Che for Jim.

Local Newspapers

I live in a small town in hunt country. My local newspaper could be the Framley Examiner for all the journalistic skill it shows.

The perils of internationalism

I know Charles Owen helmets are expensive. These prices gave me sticker shock until I realised they were in AUS$!

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More glamping and campaign furniture

Sporting_Accessories_Product_Categories_J_and_R_Guram_-_2018-02-11_19.45.32The sun may never set on the British Empire in  my mind: especially since deep down I am a Victorian-Edwardian Gent at heart. Not to mention I did get some to the tag ends of the empire growing up.

Anyway, I came upon a purveyor of campaign furniture whilst looking for shooting accessoriesSporting_Accessories_Product_Categories_J_and_R_Guram_-_2018-02-11_19.45.59 (read cheap gun oil bottles of the type a period gent would have had stashed in his shotgun case for those driven shoots for his servant to keep his bespoke shotguns in proper order). Even better the merchant is in Inja and has all the goodies an Empire builder would desire.

Who cares about the guns: he’s got Safari Equipment! While the campaign furniture selection isn’t as extensive as I might like, they do have quite a few nice things to keep the tent from looking too much like one shops at a surplus store.
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Ok, I need to add a screen cap of the Campaign Furniture section to show it’s pretty good, but not as good as it probably would have been during the good old days of Empire.  The time when someone couldn’t go abroad, or to battle without taking all the comforts of home: literally.

While not in the heart of Piccadilly or St. James, J & R Guram can be found on the web at:
http://jandrguram.com/

Check out their favourite links while you are there for the best of Empire and creative anachronism.

I leave you with this image:
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