Dreaming (live) – Blondie

When I met you in the restaurant
You could tell I was no debutante
You asked me what’s my pleasure?
A movie or a measure?
I’ll have a cup of tea
And tell you all my dreamin’
Dreamin’ is free
Dreamin’, dreamin’ is free

I don’t want to live on charity
Pleasure’s real or is it fantasy?
Reel to reel is livin’ rarity
People stop and stare at me
We just walk on by
We just keep on dreaming

Feet, feet
Walkin’ a two mile
Meet, meet
Meet me at the turnstile
I never met him
I’ll never forget him

Dream, dream
Even for a little while
Dream, dream
Filling up an idle hour
Fade away, radiate

I sit by and watch the river flow
I sit by and watch the traffic go
Imagine something of your very own
Something you can have and hold
I’d build a road of gold

Just to have some dreamin’
Dreamin’ is free
Dreamin’, dreamin’ is free
Dreamin’, dreamin’ is free
Dreamin’, dreamin’ is free

How Filipino peacekeepers in the Golan Heights escaped from Al Qaeda


How Filipino peacekeepers in the Golan Heights escaped from Al Qaeda

Early in the crisis, one comment in Tagalog at a local news site summed up the strategy. “Laban muna bago pugot ulo”, a Tagalog phrase which literally means, “fight me first before you cut my head off.” It may be rendered more loosely as “death before decapitation”.


Nobody ever expects the Philippines to win battles in wartime. It is too weak and poor and disorganized for that. But the population demands of its army that they never be outfoxed. You might die, so long as you die in style. And if you make a fool of the enemy in the process then there is victory of a sort. This quality is called “gulang” in Tagalog.

Their escape was aided by what remains of the Syrian army:

At one point, Syrian government forces fired artillery rounds from a distance to prevent the Filipino peacekeepers from being overwhelmed, said Col. Roberto Ancan, a Philippine military official…

Is Putin a complete madman?


Is Putin a complete madman?

Novorossiya will not be stable as long as it is inhabited by Ukrainians who want it to stay Ukrainian. There is a familiar solution to this, too. A few days ago, Alexander Dugin, an extreme nationalist whose views have helped shape those of the Russian president, issued an extraordinary statement. “Ukraine must be cleansed of idiots,” he wrote — and then called for the “genocide” of the “race of bastards.”

…the dissident Russian analyst Andrei Piontkovsky, has recently published an article arguing, along lines that echo Zhirinovsky’s threats, that Putin really is weighing the possibility of limited nuclear strikes — perhaps against one of the Baltic capitals, perhaps a Polish city — to prove that NATO is a hollow, meaningless entity that won’t dare strike back for fear of a greater catastrophe. Indeed, in military exercises in 2009 and 2013, the Russian army openly “practiced” a nuclear attack on Warsaw.

H/t: Instapundit

List – Farscape clips

  1. Farscape Season 3 Opening
  2. Farscape – John and Aeryn – Compassion
  3. Farscape “Premiere”
  4. Farscape 1×08 That Old Black Magic – “A great honour”
  5. Farscape favorite Scenes – The Aurora Chair
  7. Farscape – Aeryn Sun Confronting Crais
  8. Farscape – Scorpius Vs Crais
  9. Farscape 1×22 Family Ties – Crais in the cell
  10. Farscape “Family Ties”
  11. Farscape “Family Ties” Rygel and John
  12. Farscape 1×22 Family Ties – Crais & Aeryn on Talyn
  13. Farscape “Family Ties” John and D’Argo
  14. Crazy Crichton
  15. Farscape Favorite Scenes – Won’t get fooled again
  16. Insert the rod, John!
  17. Farscape Favorite Scenes – LGaM A not so simple plan
  18. Farscape “Liars, Guns and Money Pt 2: With Friends Like These”
  19. Farscape Favorite Scenes – Plan B
  20. Farscape Favorite Scenes Season 2 Dogfight
  21. Testing the Jewelry
  22. Talyns End
  23. The demise of Scorpius’ Command Carrier
  24. Farscape Wayne Pygram Interview
  25. Farscape – Phantom of the Opera Music Video
  26. Farscape vid “You Know My Name”
  27. Sacrifice.mp4