The Royal Janitor
When Starfish heard Putin invaded the Ukraine, she stood as still as a tree. She could not move. Her eyes were locked on a target way in the distance. Then, like an ancient spell poured in a crystal canister, her eyes filled with a deep, deep blue rage.
“Ukrania!” Miriam Starfish Christling whispered like a cold Siberian wind. “Ukrania!”
Natitude, shuddered, and shook the chill out of her shoulders. Then, she deftly opened a drawer in her desk, that contained a stun gun.
Ukrnania was Miriam’s father’s mother who came to stay with Ivan and his family before she died. Her father wanted to go to the Ukraine and see her before she died, but, no one was allowed in due to the trouble of 2014. Miriam was fifteen when her grandmother – went home. She was buried on a hill that had a great view of Mount Shasta. A month later, the butane tank explosion took her parents off the planet. Starfish surmised Ukrania took her son….home. She was so alone…there.
Now, there came a shuddering that began at Starfish’s feet and traveled up her long limbs. She gulped in a large breath of air – and let out a long piercing howl, that caused Natitude to take a good grip of the stun gun. The Wizard jumped off his leather couch where he had been taking a nap, and ran to his desk where he got out his pistol – and a dart gun that he bought after seeing Starfish freakout over his white unicorn he used in his infamous psychologic test – that she failed – BIG TIME! As an explanation Starfish told the Wizard she descends from a long line of Berserks who lived in Kyiv, who traced their linage to Herald Hardrada.
“So….Are you a Berserk”
“Yes! In the old days I would have been in the Verangian Guard.”
“Really! Well, we do have a opening for a bodyguard!”
“I’ll take it!”
Going down the hall toward the sound of the howling wolf, the Wizard began to shake all over. “What the hell am I doing. She will kill me!”
When Victoria Rosemond Bond saw the Wizard and Natiticude creeping up behind Starfish, with pointed weapons of some kind, she deftly approached her, took her shuddering head in her palms, looked into her raging grey eyes and…..
“STOP IT!…….BAD DOG!”
And a calm came over the room. Then, The Three (as the would later be called – rushed to the door and blocked it! A call would be made to all the airports to not let Starfish get on – any flight. Then, came a call from M16. BAD would was going to Ukraine. And off The Four went.
“And we will live how we want, manage our life, live our lives and bring up our kids.”
Mr Bilyy is well prepared to take on the Russians, having received military training in his youth.
He will be heading to the frontline along with his 21-year-old son.
Many foreigners from all around the world have travelled to Ukraine to help the country defend its sovereignty and democracy.”
MEANWHILE……. at CPAC, the worship of the Golden Idol, has begun! Is that Tinkerbell’s wand?
Harald became extremely rich during his time in the east, and secured the wealth collected in Constantinople by shipments to Kyivan Rus’ for safekeeping (with Yaroslav the Wise acting as safekeeper for his fortune). The sagas note that aside from the significant spoils of battle he had retained, he had participated three times in polutasvarf (loosely translated as “palace-plunder”), a term which implies either the pillaging of the palace exchequer on the death of the emperor, or perhaps the disbursement of funds to the Varangians by the new emperor in order to ensure their loyalty. It is likely that the money Harald made while serving in Constantinople allowed him to fund his claim for the crown of Norway. If he participated in polutasvarf three times, these occasions must have been the deaths of Romanos III, Michael IV, and Michael V, in which Harald would have opportunities, beyond his legitimate revenues, to carry off immense wealth.
After Zoe had been restored to the throne in June 1042 together with Constantine IX, Harald requested to be allowed to return to Norway. Although Zoe refused to allow this, Harald managed to escape into the Bosphorus with two ships and some loyal followers. Although the second ship was destroyed by the Byzantine cross-strait iron chains, Harald’s ship sailed safely into the Black Sea after successfully manoeuvring over the barrier. Despite this, Kekaumenos lauds the “loyalty and love” Harald had for the empire, which he reportedly maintained even after he returned to Norway and became king. Following his escape from Constantinople, Harald arrived back in Kyivan Rus’ later in 1042. During his second stay there, he married Elisabeth (referred to in Scandinavian sources as Ellisif), daughter of Yaroslav the Wise and granddaughter of the Swedish king Olof Skötkonung. Shortly after Harald’s arrival in Kyiv, Yaroslav attacked Constantinople, and it is considered likely that Harald provided him with valuable information about the state of the empire.
It is possible that the marriage with Elisiv had been agreed to already during Harald’s first time in Rus’, or that they at least had been acquainted. During his service in the Byzantine Empire, Harald composed a love poem which included the verse “Yet the goddess in Gardarike / will not accept my gold rings” (whom Snorri Sturluson identifies with Elisiv), although Morkinskinna claims that Harald had to remind Yaroslav of the promised marriage when he returned to Kyiv. According to the same source, Harald had spoken with Yaroslav during his first time in Rus’, requesting to marry Elisiv, only to be rejected because he was not yet wealthy enough. It is in any case significant that Harald was allowed to marry the daughter of Yaroslav, since his other children were married to figures such as Henry I of France, Andrew I of Hungary and the daughter of Constantine IX.
After I posted my last post, I turned on CNN and heard about Admiral McRaven say Trumped is destroying our nation from within. Alas, Victoria Bond’s dream of the Ghost Fleet – has come true!
There is no doubt I am a prophet. How I do it needs to be studied. I am a untapped assets to my Country.
President Donald Trump needs to step up and provide America with the leadership it needs — or else someone better suited should take over as commander in chief, according to retired Adm. William McRaven.
McRaven, who oversaw the Navy SEAL raid that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in 2011, said the rhetoric and acts he witnessed at a change of command ceremony at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, and an annual gala for the Office of Strategic Services Society reminded him “why our future may be in peril.”
“What struck me was the stark contrast between the words and deeds heralded at those events — and the words and deeds emanating from the White House,” McRaven wrote in an op-ed Thursday published in the New York Times.
The change of command ceremony, between two generals McRaven said he served with for 20 years, portray solid character and understand the gravity of their responsibility leading their soldiers and had confidence in American values they have defended during their careers.
“They had faith that these values were worth sacrificing everything for — including, if necessary, their lives,” said McRaven, a SEAL who led Joint Special Operations Command before becoming the commander of U.S. Special Operations Command in 2011. He retired in 2014.
Irene Victoria Easton-Christensen……The Face that launched a thousand ships.
Royal Navy sends out missile destroyer in major show of force
THE ROYAL NAVY has sent out a missile destroyer in a major show of force as Russia continues its invasion of Ukraine.
By JON KING
13:42, Fri, Feb 25, 2022 | UPDATED: 16:24, Fri, Feb 25, 2022
HMS Diamond has left Portsmouth Naval Base on PM’s orders
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HMS Diamond left Portsmouth Naval Base as part of the UK’s response to support Nato countries in eastern Europe. The Type 45 destroyer is set to join offshore patrol vessel HMS Trent in the eastern Mediterranean with four additional RAF Typhoon jets being deployed to Cyprus to take part in Nato patrols in eastern Europe. Hundreds of troops have also been deployed to Estonia and Poland.
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Diamond has been deployed by the UK Government to be on standby in the Mediterranean in case it is required as part of a wider Nato force.
It had originally been set to leave on February 17 but its departure was delayed by Storm Eunice with further delays due to the warship needing minor repairs.
The problems meant that all of the navy’s £6 billion fleet of Type 45s were alongside at the same time, with four vessels in Portsmouth and two in Birkenhead.
HMS Diamond has left Portsmouth Naval Base (Image: PA)
HMS Diamond, a Type 45 destroyer, is seen in Portsmouth Naval Base before departing. (Image: Getty)
Diamond’s sister ship HMS Defender will sail later on Friday for a short period at sea prior to returning to base ahead of deployment to a major sea exercise off Norway which will also involve aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales.
Families of Diamond’s crew waved them off from the harbour walls including the family of Chief Petty Officer Sean Baldwin, 35, from Havant, Hampshire.
His children could be heard calling out “Love you Daddy” as the warship sailed past.
His mother, Beverley Baldwin, said: “We are really proud of all of them. We are quite apprehensive and worried and we’ve just got to support him and hope they all come back safe.”
My psychic visions are coming true. Russia’s navy is back. Is America and NATO ready?
by Task and Purpose
The Navy says tackling this threat requires a shift in mentality across the force.
The Russian and Chinese navies have become increasingly active in the North Atlantic over the last five years, necessitating a return to a “competitive mindset” among U.S. Navy commanders, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson said Monday.
“We’re talking about more [activity] than we’ve seen in 25 years,” Richardson said of Russian naval movements in the North Atlantic in an interview with Voice of America, adding that the Chinese Navy “is certainly a pacing competition for us in terms of the naval threat.”
Vice Adm. Charles A. Richard, the new head of U.S. Submarine Forces and Allied Submarine Command, put it more bluntly when he assumed command on August 3: “Prepare for battle!”
Here are the vessels that Sir Caspar John served upon. He was born into a artistic family. I would like see the College of Defence Studies founded by the Artist, Sir Winston Churchill, expanded to include Creative People in Britain and the U.S. As a rule artists, writers, and musicians do not take slaves, gas people, and loot other people’s art. Hitler did all three. He was a bad artist who cost the world many lives, and a trillion dollars to put him down. We took back the art he stole and put it in sacred public places. I support Theresa May’s strike against Assad, who gassed his own people.
Below are the warships that Sir Ian Easton served on.
China’s interpretation of the law of the sea within what it claims to be its own waters has long clashed with that of maritime powers and the majority of members of the international community. The United States regularly asserts maritime rights and freedoms under its “freedom of navigation” program, much to Beijing’s chagrin.
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But as other maritime powers join the United States in taking steps to defend maritime rights—a British Royal Navy warship makes its way through the South China Sea this month—it is in China’s interests to learn from the Soviet example. As the Soviet navy transitioned from a “reactive coastal fleet” to a “proactive, expansionist, blue-water navy,” the Soviet attitude towards the law of the sea changed. It moved from one that sought to limit maritime freedoms to one that joined hands with naval powers, including its Cold War foe, the United States, to push for protection of such freedoms. A similar shift would help boost China’s international reputation, as well as protect and advance its interests across the globe.
Maritime powers join hands
British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson confirmed last month that a Royal Navy warship would sail through the South China Sea in March on its way back from Australia to the United Kingdom to assert navigation rights in waters Beijing claims. The HMS Sutherland left Sydney for the South China Sea on March 15, undertaking training with the Australian navy in the meantime. It is not clear what rights, exactly, the United Kingdom will assert—Williamson declined to say whether it would exercise rights to innocent passage within 12-nautical miles of disputed land territories or wider freedoms outside of territorial seas.
What is clear, however, is that in taking steps to assert rights vested under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) in the South China Sea, the United Kingdom joins other maritime powers in guarding against their erosion. In June 2016, the French minister of defense underscored his country’s commitment to the principles of freedom of navigation and overflight and the navy’s intention to continue to pass through the waters of the region several times a year. In the first half of 2016, French navy vessels deployed to the region three times.
U.S. Freedom of Navigation program
The United States, for its part, regularly asserts maritime rights vested under UNCLOS under its “freedom of navigation” program. The program’s name is a bit of a misnomer since it protects more than the right to navigate from point A to point B. It defends a whole basket of rights and freedoms, including the right of warships to exercise innocent passage within territorial seas without prior notification or authorization, and the freedom to conduct military activities, including surveillance and reconnaissance, outside of territorial seas. The U.S. freedom of navigation program also pushes back against excessive maritime claims that limit rights and freedoms of warships and warplanes. In the past year, U.S. forces under the freedom of navigation program challenged China’s claims to a territorial sea from offshore features not entitled to one under UNCLOS.
Given its wide scope, it is more accurate to describe the program as a “freedoms of the seas” or “excessive maritime claims” program. More accurate terminology would make it more difficult for China to sidestep real disagreements over legitimate rights and freedoms under UNCLOS. Beijing suggests that the United States and others invent concerns over “freedom of navigation,” but its argument only has superficial validity if we take “freedom of navigation” in its narrowest sense. Still, the term “freedom of navigation” operations, or “FONOPS,” has stuck. From October 1, 2016, to September 30, 2017, the United States conducted freedom of navigation operations to challenge the excessive maritime claims of 22 countries around the world.
Victoria Bond had many dreams of a Ghost Fleet. I mentioned John Dee in July. Now it is clear…….Here comes the Royal Navy John Dee founded!
I have been working on a transition from my Bond book, to my Tolkien book. Now I see a movie about John Dee. I was born to write the screenplay and be the Art Director. I will title this move ‘Sea Lord’. My kindred, William and Peter Rosenberg, will be in this movie, and so will be Krumlov castle. My Bohemian Royalty is coming to California! Will, Dee and the Rosebergs sail on Drake’s the Golden Hind? Here we have Merlin in Oregon where a film maker claims the British Empire began! Everything is coming up roses for me – and my tales! I am in the catbird seat! I fought wiccans for a another magicians memorial – and won!