projects that keep you up for 30 hours and nearly kill you are the best.
Anonymous asked: Your blog just makes me unbelievably happy. Thank you
Well I’m very glad. Many thanks for letting me know!
Swiss Guard Armory in Vatican City
This has given me such a raging hard on. My entire day has now been turned around
Imagine some dude in that armor sportin a shorty M1 (I think) defending the Pope
I’d imagine there must be some training videos of this somewhere. There has to be.
Very off theme, but bear with me. The majority of firearms in that photo are not used. The Swiss Guard tend to use equipment that is contemporary with Swiss army gear, the reason being that it is because it is what they trained with before entering the Swiss Guard (One of the requirements is service with the Swiss armed forces, with a certificate of good conduct.) SiG 550’s and 552’s are the current standard, along with various pistols, carbines such as the MP5 and so on.
Anonymous asked: I don't think having conquered and enslaved more of the world than any other country is a very good standard for being a 'good nation.'
It depends on what definition you’re attributing to ‘good’. If you are using it in context to morality then no, it wasn’t that great. However, from an economic, social and military view point, for such a nation to achieve such a feat is quite incredible.
Anonymous asked: And about us here in America. We are spoonfed bullshit from the early stages of our lives. I.E. America is the greatest country on the planet. After so many years of watching Disney Channel and then MTV, it's extremely hard to reset our brains and wash away the garbage. We are told all other nations have it very hard and that we are the land of the free. But we are no where near free. We need some serious help.
Other countries, including my own, all do the same thing, we just don’t do it on the scale that the US does, nor do we have the mass media machine that exists on the other side of the pond. I mean, Great Britain is, or at least was, a pretty good nation. We live on a tiny island off the side of Europe, yet we maintained the largest empire the world has ever seen.
I think an issue we all face is that we are told we are free, while at the same time yet another piece of legislation is passed through our governments, often to effect us adversely in one way or another.
Anonymous asked: I'll hand it to you, you sure are handling the other anon's questions/babbling quite well. You sir, are an inspiration.
I serve to be an inspiration of patience, the worlds most valuable commodity.
Although the amount of notes my posts receive has never really bothered me, it frustrates me sometimes when I write a long explanatory post, or source some high quality images and write up an interesting, accurate and original caption which gets maybe 10 notes then I see some text post with 100,000 notes that says something like ‘imagine how the sky tastes’.
Anonymous asked: The queen is old and you all have bad teeth!
The Queen is getting rather old now, but the whole bad teeth thing is simply not true. I can’t understand why it still circulates.
Anonymous asked: bullshit, the uk is a police state, hardly anyone owns a gun, no one can defend themselves, you cant keep your guns at home. at least we can fight back when shit goes down.
Every point you have made here I have answered, in detail and with relating sources, at least once. I’m not going over it again, because you no doubt have seen it and simply not bothered to take it in.
I love how many Americans point to the UK as a police state.
Because in the UK, there are more legally armed citizens than the entire police force (which is almost totally unarmed) and the armed forces combined. And those citizens own enough guns to arm 4 times their number.
Meanwhile in the US, the police routinely carry pistols, shotguns and self loading rifles, beat people in the streets and threaten to kill your family pets and publicly humiliate you if you ask them to return with a warrant.