Saturday, May 23, 2015

Friday, May 22, 2015

Isuzu Impulse at 2015 Carlisle

Photos via mzszsm. Apparently, the engine was in bad shape but the interior was fantastic.








Electric cars in Oslo

Well, I guess those incentives worked. S is in Oslo today and he reports that within a span of 400 yards, he walked past four Teslas, three Nissan Leafs, two BMW i3s, and a VW e-Up.


Saab update


The current owner did not get a chance to take it to the shop for an inspection before he left town. He gets back next Thursday. Hopefully, he'll be able to take it in Thursday afternoon. We hash out a deal Thursday evening (if the inspection goes well), and I take the train down on Friday to pick it up.

A friend in the area offered to check out the exterior for me over the weekend. Still waiting for the current owner for an address/permission.

I'm cautiously optimistic.

Osama bin Laden's books

These books, among other written material, were found at his house. The only book I've read is The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers. In fact, in high school, I wrote about it in an essay for my application to Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. It didn't work. I got rejected. And that's why I'm not the deputy attache for agriculture at the US embassy in Guatemala.


  • The 2030 Spike by Colin Mason
  • A Brief Guide to Understanding Islam by I. A. Ibrahim
  • America’s Strategic Blunders by Willard Matthias
  • America’s “War on Terrorism” by Michel Chossudovsky
  • Al-Qaeda’s Online Media Strategies: From Abu Reuter to Irhabi 007 by Hanna Rogan
  • The Best Democracy Money Can Buy by Greg Palast
  • The Best Enemy Money Can Buy by Anthony Sutton
  • Black Box Voting, Ballot Tampering in the 21st Century by Bev Harris
  • Bloodlines of the Illuminati by Fritz Springmeier
  • Bounding the Global War on Terror by Jeffrey Record
  • Checking Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions by Henry Sokolski and Patrick Clawson
  • Christianity and Islam in Spain 756-1031 A.D. by C. R. Haines
  • Civil Democratic Islam: Partners, Resources, and Strategies by Cheryl Benard
  • Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins
  • Conspirators’ Hierarchy: The Committee of 300 by John Coleman
  • Crossing the Rubicon by Michael Ruppert
  • Fortifying Pakistan: The Role of U.S. Internal Security Assistance (only the book’s introduction) by C. Christine Fair and Peter Chalk
  • Guerilla Air Defense: Antiaircraft Weapons and Techniques for Guerilla Forces by James Crabtree
  • Handbook of International Law by Anthony Aust
  • Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance by Noam Chomsky
  • Imperial Hubris by Michael Scheuer
  • In Pursuit of Allah’s Pleasure by Asim Abdul Maajid, Esaam-ud-Deen and Dr. Naahah Ibrahim
  • International Relations Theory and the Asia-Pacific by John Ikenberry and Michael Mastandano
  • Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions since World War II by William Blum
  • Military Intelligence Blunders by John Hughes-Wilson
  • Project MKULTRA, the CIA’s program of research in behavioral modification. Joint hearing before the Select Committee on Intelligence and the Subcommittee on Health and Scientific Research of the Committee on Human Resources, United States Senate, Ninety-fifth Congress, first session, August 3, 1977. United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Intelligence. 
  • Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies by Noam Chomsky
  • New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration and 9/11 by David Ray Griffin
  • New Political Religions, or Analysis of Modern Terrorism by Barry Cooper
  • Obama’s Wars by Bob Woodward
  • Oxford History of Modern War by Charles Townsend
  • The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers by Paul Kennedy
  • Rogue State: A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower by William Blum
  • The Secret Teachings of All Ages by Manly Hall (1928)
  • Secrets of the Federal Reserve by Eustace Mullins
  • The Taking of America 1-2-3 by Richard Sprague
  • Unfinished Business, U.S. Overseas Military Presence in the 21st Century by Michael O’Hanlon
  • The U.S. and Vietnam 1787-1941 by Robert Hopkins Miller
  • “Website Claims Steve Jackson Games Foretold 9/11,” article posted on ICV2.com (this file contained only a single saved web page)

Source.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

So tired

Not a photo of the SportCombi I am after, but it's the same color and has the same rims

You know what happened?

The owner was supposed to take it in to a shop this morning at 8. I was going to pay for an inspection and we were going to work out a deal after I got the verdict from the mechanic. Simple, right?

Well, yesterday, I thought I had emailed the owner that the inspection was a go. In fact, for the first time since I opened my Yahoo Mail account in 1997, I failed to send an email to the intended recipient (I emailed myself instead). The owner never got the confirmation for today's inspection so he didn't take the car in this morning. He probably doesn't have time tomorrow to take it in. He leaves town tomorrow evening and won't be back until the 28th.

2 Pontiacs in Europe

Grand Am in Omsk, Russia, via Nick:




Trans Sport in Vienna, via Stephan:

Monday, May 18, 2015

Ford Taurus SHO(?) police car in Tblisi

H/t to Sanchez.

Can anyone tell if this is an SHO or just a regular Interceptor?

2006 Saab, just a 6-hour train ride away

2006 9-3 wagon with the 2 liter turbo 4. 66,000 miles. Original owner in Boulder, Colorado, drove 6,500 miles a year and had it meticulously maintained at the dealership. Late last year, it was bought by the second owner for his wife. The wife really wanted a convertible, not a dumb wagon. So it's now for sale

The town where the car resides is nowhere near a major airport. So, the car will be taken to a shop for an inspection tomorrow morning. And if/once the deal is made, I will take a train there to pick it up.

And yes, it has an automatic. I am getting tired of looking for a car.