Seen on the street in Kyiv.

Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

“The Mob takes the Fifth. If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?” -- The TOFF *

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

“Speed is a poor substitute for accuracy.” -- Real, no-shit, fortune from a fortune cookie

"If you believe that you are talking to G-d, you can justify anything.” — my Dad

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys in the ground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"The Dildo of Karma rarely comes lubed." -- Unknown

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

* "TOFF" = Treasonous Orange Fat Fuck, A/K/A Dolt-45,
A/K/A Commandante (or Cadet) Bone Spurs,
A/K/A El Caudillo de Mar-a-Lago, A/K/A the Asset., A/K/A P01135809

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Sub Sunk

A submarine missing since Wednesday off the coast of Bali with 53 people on board has been lost, the Indonesian navy said on Saturday.

Parts of the submarine, along with debris including prayer mats, were found near to where it went missing, the navy chief of staff said.

A scan detected the sub at a depth of 850m (2,800ft), well beyond its survivable limit.

That's sad news. But I figured as much when an oil slick was spotted where the sub went down.

I can't imagine the terror of being inside of a sinking submarine, waiting for the hull or bulkheads to implode. I can only hope it was quick, but one thing about the sea-- "mercy" is not in its vocabulary.


seafury said...

Has there been any information about the sub itself? Not too conversant on things nautical, but I'd be interested to learn where Indonesia
Got the Sub.

Tod Germanica said...

It was a German diesel-electric sub, 40 years old but partially updated in 2012. Suffocation is a bad way to die for sure but if the boat imploded you'd be instantly incinerated and crushed so you likely wouldn't feel a thing in the tiny fraction of a second it took to compact.

CenterPuke88 said...

Type 209, if you want to wiki it.

Stewart Dean said...

Kipling on machines:
But remember, please, the Law by which we live,
We are not built to comprehend a lie,
We can neither love nor pity nor forgive.
If you make a slip in handling us you die!
We are greater than the Peoples or the Kings—
Be humble, as you crawl beneath our rods!-

dinthebeast said...

They found it, or three big chunks of it.

-Doug in Sugar Pine