Project Winter Soldier– Final Orders, 4th August 1988

In accordance with Major General Karpov’s final orders before his death, Project Winter Soldier has been decommissioned.

Codename: Winter Soldier has been placed back into stasis after his years in the Middle East alongside the Major General. No incidents were reported by the Major General during this time, but it is recommended that if Codename: Winter Soldier is revived from stasis in future, thorough mental re-implantation be done to assure control of the operative.

Codename: Winter Soldier will be stored at an undisclosed location, along with much of Department X’s abandoned experiments.

Cheltenham Vegan Fair:

Stall number 31 has been confirmed:
31) Sea Shepherd UK - will be there to promote the work that SSCS do to protect marine life around the world.
“Sea Shepherd UK is a registered marine conservation charity whose mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife around the UK’s coastline and across the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.
Sea Shepherd UK uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities commited against marine wildlife and habitats. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately balanced oceanic ecosystems, Sea Shepherd UK works to ensure their survival for future generations.”
…key in for more personal ramblings from me…
This time “direct action” does occasionally include the ramming of whaling ships to decommission them and put them out of action.
Sea Shepherd have been involved in the following, among many, many other causes:
- Fishing (1987–present)
- Anti-driftnetting campaigns (1987–present)
- Mexico tuna fishing (1991)
- Canadian sealing (1979–2008)
- Spain and Portugal-area whaling (1979–80)
- Soviet Union-fleet whaling (1981–82)
- Norwegian whaling (1992, 1994)
- Faroe Islands whaling (1986, 2000, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015)
- Icelandic whaling (1986) *Ending in the aforementioned^*
- Makah tribe whaling (1998)
- Japanese whaling (2003–present)
- Taiji-area dolphin hunts (2003, 2010–present)
As just a few examples. Sea Shepherd are brilliant, so notorious in fact they’ve had a whole reality TV show set around them (Whale Wars), The Kardashians of conservation, if you like.

I really liked making the older numbuh 83, so I made an older numbuh 86. This time, she is a teenager.

Plus, I wanted an excuse to draw her with longer hair, shades, and a leather jacket

I think after her decommissioning, she’d somehow end up leading the Teen Ninjas after leaening under The Steve about the ways of teen-fu or something.

From the cat that brought us the Skeletal Spaceship Series , comes a new sweet series of prints for the nerd inside of each of us  geeks. These busted n broken bots are available as prints, tees, etc…you know the drill. I suspect we’ll see more of these decommissioned prints as time passes…after all I can think of at least 3 he hasn’t chopped…can you?

By: Josh Ln



Destruction of Chemical Weapons Complete

The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) completed the destruction of the chemical weapons stockpile at Deseret Chemical Depot (DCD) in Utah. With the elimination of the Utah chemical weapons stockpile, CMA has safely destroyed nearly 90 percent of the Nation’s stockpile of chemical agent and has successfully completed its mission to destroy all chemical agent munitions and items declared at entry into force of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and assigned to CMA for destruction. The CWC, an international treaty ratified by the United States in April 1997, required the complete destruction of the Nation’s chemical weapons stockpile by April 2007. The United States was granted a five-year extension to April 2012 as allowed by the treaty.

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Imagine if Lapis did stand-up comedy when she got back to Homeworld

Lapis: Dang, microphones these days, they’re so complicated! You’d think they were built by Aqua Marines instead of Peridots.

Heckler: All Aqua Marines were decommissioned 750 planetary cycles ago, you idiot!

Lapis: *sweats* Um… um… so what’s the deal with intergalactic customs, am I right?

Heckler: Boo! You suck!

Lapis: FUck… think Lapis, think!

Lapis: … … *fart noises*

Audience: *laughs out loud*

Lapis: You still got it, Lazuli.

A Beautiful Game

Cockenzie, East Lothian, 2015.

Another picture taken from my on-going reflective study into the final days of the iconic Cockenzie Power Station, before it’s demolition in just over one month’s time.