The Daily Broadside


Posted on 03/19/2022 5.00 AM

JCM 3/12/2022 3:27:07 PM

Posted by: JCM

Occasional Reader 3/19/2022 6:19:39 AM

Occasional Reader 3/19/2022 7:36:48 AM

Reply to Occasional Reader in 1:

There’s virtue-signalling, and then there’s real courage.  This is courage.

Kosh's Shadow 3/19/2022 8:22:20 AM

In #2 Occasional Reader said: There’s virtue-signalling, and then there’s real courage.  This is courage.

From the artcile:

Russian cosmonauts have arrived at the International Space Station wearing Ukrainian colours, in what appears to be a statement opposing the invasion.

The three men were the first new arrivals since Russia attacked its eastern neighbour last month

Definitely courage.

They are hoping Putin is out by the time they come back, or their Soyuz will end up in Siberia.

And with some of the statements the head of the Russian space agency has made, let's hope the Russians don't just decide to deorbit the whole thing with everyone inside. He's already threatened to not control the ISS reentry when it is no longer being used. Or maybe control it to crash somewhere inhabited. (The service module is Russian, and the Russian Progress craft are also used to modify the ISS orbit. Dragon capsules don't, I think, have the ability.) 

Kosh's Shadow 3/19/2022 10:02:21 AM

I wanted to submit this to the Babylon Bee, but they only take suggestions from premium subscribers:

Car and Driver has named a bicycle as their car of the year.

lucius septimius 3/19/2022 11:54:02 AM

Kosh's Shadow 3/19/2022 1:50:59 PM

I have a free Solitaire (actually 250 or so games) game on my phone. Has ads that are not too annoying between games.

Author has a Russian name.

Past few days all the ads have been in Cyrillic. I wonder if he is in Russia and cut off from other ads.

Kosh's Shadow 3/19/2022 4:09:55 PM

Russia seems to be running out of cheaper missiles so they are using their expensive hypersonics

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