Despatches from the Front, Disaster in the Far East, 1940-1942



Once again the ‘Despatches from the Front’ series has delivered an important collection of despatches that has been introduced and sensitively edited. There is the usual crisp illustration for which the series is known. The despatches show what senior commanders were seeing and thinking and as a collection of primary sources, this book will be invaluable as a reference work for enthusiasts, researchers and those who just want to side step the middlemen historians. A very illuminating book on a much under-covered subject. Highly recommended.

Cops Called as Top SNP MP Quits Over Property Scandal


Scottish Nazi Party has been enjoying the opportunities of power without accountability but all bad things have to come to an end some time

Cops Called as Top SNP MP Quits Over Property Scandal
by technoguido

SNP MP Michelle “17 houses” Thomson has withdrawn from the party whip after police launched an investigation into her scandal-hit property deals. The investigation comes after the Scottish Solicitors’ Discipline Tribunal struck off her solicitor for professional misconduct. Thompson was involved in all 13 of the dodgy property transactions for which Christopher Hales was struck off, with the tribunal ruling that the MP had a “central” role in transactions that should have “set alarm bells ringing”.

In one of the transactions Thomson’s business partner Frank Gilbride bought a house from a great-grandmother being treated for skin cancer who was desperate to move closer to her children for the knock down price of £64,000. On the same day the house was sold, Thomson bought the house from Gilbride for £95,000, then received £28,181.80 “cashback” from him.

Scottish sources have been warning for some time that this scandal is about to blow up. This won’t be the last you hear of Michelle and her “17 houses”…

technoguido | September 30, 2015 at 12:02 pm | Tags: SNP | Categories: Guido Fawkes | URL:

NASA, Boeing Extend International Space Station Contract

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Agreement sets the stage for continued cutting edge research and deep space technology development

HOUSTON, Sept. 29, 2015 – NASA has awarded a key contract to Boeing [NYSE: BA], the International Space Station’s prime contractor, to continue providing key engineering support services, resources and personnel to the program through Sept. 30, 2020. The contract, valued at $1.18 billion, extends for five-years.

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Freeport McMoran discovers oil in Deepwater GOM; USCG issues new policy letter on BWM compliance

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Freeport McMoran discovers oil in Deepwater GOM
September 29, 2015—Freeport-McMoRan reports that it has discovered oil from its Horn Mountain Deep well in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM). Initial production from the well, which will be tied back to existing facilities, is expected in first half 2017.

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Dark, Recurring Streaks on Walls of Garni Crater on Mars

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Dark narrow streaks, called “recurring slope lineae,” emanate from the walls of Garni Crater on Mars, in this view constructed from observations by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

The dark streaks here are up to few hundred yards, or meters, long. They are hypothesized to be formed by flow of briny liquid water on Mars.

The image was produced by first creating a 3-D computer model (a digital terrain map) of the area based on stereo information from two HiRISE observations, and then draping an image over the land-shape model. The vertical dimension is exaggerated by a factor of 1.5 compared to horizontal dimensions. The draped image is a red waveband (monochrome) product from HiRISE observation ESP_031059_1685, taken on March 12, 2013 at 11.5 degrees south latitude, 290.3 degrees east longitude. Other image products from this observation are at

The University of Arizona, Tucson, operates HiRISE, which was built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Boulder, Colorado. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Project and Mars Science Laboratory Project for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona
Last Updated: Sept. 29, 2015
Editor: Tony Greicius


Jeremy Snore-byn


Jeremy Snore-byn
by WikiGuido

Slumbering Jeremy Corbyn was late for his morning round of broadcast interviews because he could not be woken by his team. The excuse doing the rounds among exasperated producers is that the Labour leader “could not be raised”. Corbyn was then late for his sit down with newspaper Political Editors at 9:45am – he was spotted going for breakfast instead five minutes earlier. The Labour leader’s advisers have also been trying to cancel a scheduled pre-record with Newsnight. “He is a mess,” complains one broadcast veteran.

Fortunately the “media commentariat” will be on the train home by the time 66 year old Jez goes for his afternoon nap…

WikiGuido | September 30, 2015 at 11:13 am | Tags: Labour Party, Media Guido | Categories: Guido Fawkes | URL:

Fly high with the sky drone PRO


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For a flying gadget like no other, take a look at the Sky Drone Pro. Featuring a mightily impressive 2MP camera for full recording capabilities so you can film every part of your journey mid-flight, this then feeds back to your smartphone via the integrated Wi-Fi. There’s also the six-axis technology that gives it the stability needed for a fun-filled, easy to use flight experience for kids or adults.

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