A scale is available on Google Maps Classic
You'll need to revert to the classic version of Google Maps first though. Then you can use the measure tool in the bottom left hand corner of the map.
Flash Earth isn't supported on the iPad because the iPad doesn't support Adobe Flash.
Isn't it extraordinary that neither on the coyly unbranded
map app on the ipad nor on google earth is there a humble scale, where we can have some idea of distances at a glance.
But both apps do generously provide a plethora of fancy features which though gee whizz, add nothing to the utility of the map apps in that fundamental of knowing whether we are looking at the side of a water melon with drawings on it, or a scaled down representation of a oblate spheroid of circumference 40,000km around the equator, whose diameter is 12,715km through the poles, and 12,756km through the equator.
The people who do this to adults are of the same ilk as draw up curriculum so that kids be taught that 2 + 2 = 5.
So why no scale ?
Simple. When the Israelis tell us that a Palestinian rocket was launched from Gaza and fell on some place 10km north of the border into Israel, we can look at the scale of the map and we can cry,"b/s !", as no toy rocket can travel any such distance !
The Israelis didn't like us telling them that; and so we now look at all but useless toy maps.
FlashEarth isn't supported by ipad, probably intentionally.
Leaked Telephone Conversation: Ukraine Sniper Killings of “Opposition Protesters” Ordered by “Opposition Leaders”, Blamed on YanukovychJTA for 28/2/14; michael mazur
>In Kiev, an Israeli army vet led a street fighting unit<
Long hubristic article promoting Israeli prowess and camaraderie in the face of adversity, but towards the end is this jolly piece of journalistic license;
>The snipers began firing rubber bullets at us. I fired back from my rubber-bullet rifle,” Delta said. “Then they opened live rounds, and my friend caught a bullet in his leg. They shot at us like at a firing range. I wasn’t ready for a last stand. I carried my friend and ordered my troops to fall back. They’re scared kids. I gave them some cash for phone calls and told them to take off their uniform and run away until further instructions. I didn’t want to see anyone else die that day.”<
The opening sentence is a misdirection if ever i've read one; rubber bullets out of riot guns travel at 60m/s out to about 100metres - contrast this with the 7.62x39 standard for long arm in that part of the world; 730m/s, and very good out to 600metres.
Clearly nonsensical to speak of rubber bullets and snipers in the same breath, as this is not a sniper, as by definition, a sniper is in a concealed position and much much further away, such that the sound of the muzzle blast and faint attendant flash do not give his position away with any precision.
This is like the standard Holocaust narrative where the Jews like to obfuscate by conflating gas chamber with crematorium by saying 'gas ovens', and one dare not ask for forensic precision as that would invite suspicion of being a Denier.
So why the obfuscation with the mention of rubber bullets ? To deflect away from the idea of snipers, as by definition only visible people fire rubber bullets so there couldn't have been snipers.
A parallel would be the training exercise going live at the Boston Marathon Bombing, with crisis actors 'bleeding' all over the place to confuse the unfocused who then don't know what to believe anymore about anything.
In sum, where are we with the JTA article ? An elaborate distraction vehicle from the story they knew in advance would surface about the Estonian FM's conversation with the EU Policy Chief, in which the Estonian FM spoke of the same snipers shooting down people on both sides in Kiev on February 20.
Fortuitously, i can end this short essay by relating a most illuminating revelation from RT where their journo on the spot in Kiev was at length relating an incident he witnessed where he saw a man with a rifle running away from the scene, but to which a large number of demonstrators only with shields were running !
Understandably, he found that to be extraordinary. He asked the question; who was driving the demonstrators to the kill zone ?
He left it at that, but i am satisfied i know.
Interesting observation, z.
Interesting observation, z.
we'll make you pay back 10x as much if you want to be "part of the club".
engineered by a bunch of shameless greedy inbreds who want the 6 million to vaporize "again".
I guess she needs more batteries for her dildo !
time for a refresher of my theory of zion "evolution":
There is a book, called the "torah" (old testament), in that book it says:
1. 6 million joos will "have to" die
2. the moschiach will arrive from the clouds
3. there will be 1000 years of peace under his reign
Ergo, this is my postulate on the matter:
A. Every 50 years or so, one of those shameless inbreds in charge feels he is "the one" who will bring the moschiach from the clouds, and wants (due to sheer GREED) to be written into the books as "the one who brought the mochiach and the 1000 years of peace".
B. He and his shameless buttbuddies organize a world war, and ****claim**** that 6 million joos died. They tried in WW1, but nobody believed them, since there weren't enough TVs or Radios yet. They did it again in WW2, this time they already controlled all the media, so the 6 million bullshit stuck.
C. Well... now ? Have you seen the moschiach yet ? and.... where is our 1000 years of peace ?
D. Of course, it was all bullshit. A clear case of "religious grandstanding" of the roth$heister in charge at the time.
E. so now what ? Well. have you noticed that there are 6 million joos living in israhell at the moment ? .......... and they are now trying to start another war ? WW3 ?
I leave it up to you dear reader, to come up with the most possible "epilogue".
New Intel Report States Iran And Russia Are Combining Forces To Cyber Attack The U.S. Financial SystemLets think this through UKSecrets
1. China is the "super power" of cyber warfare.
China and Russia are "bessie mates"... therefore you can only conclude that Russia would not turn to Iran for cyberwarfare.
They would ask their bessie mate... the uber world power.
The ice-queen cometh
Those who know Tymoshenko have described her as being akin to a Ukrainian Hilary Clinton and that she has a ruthlessness that belies the "lass of the land" those silly braids in her hair are meant to convey. That this odious creature is currently being wined and dined in my country's capital is an utter disgrace, as is the EU's double standards in treating a government established by means of a violent coup, replete with false-flag shootings of civilians by trained snipers, as somehow legitimate and constitutional, while simultaneously treating a planned secession referendum in a region of Ukraine that has already had an autonomous status as being "illegal and unconstitutional"
Judging by the sat image on Google Earth, the only thing near Myrnyi that could be blocked is Donuzlav lake, where there is (apparently) a naval base at Novoozerne. Given that the Ukrainian navy has two bases and is little more than a few frigates, corvettes and minesweepers, it is quite likely that Novoozerne, despite its diminutive size, is one of their bases, even though I can't see anything that I would identify as such.
Having said that, I can't see the Ukrainian navy posing any threat to Russia, so can't see the latter doing something that would be a own-goal in terms of international publicity.
Why would Russia bother?
The Ukrainian Navy's fleet is comprised of a few aging Soviet-era frigates, corvettes and minesweepers. What threat would they post to Russia? None whatsoever.
Yeah, About That "Russia Invades Ukraine" Story . . . ;-)
Yeah, about that "Russia Invades Ukraine" story . . . ;-)
"The Shocking Brutality of Putin's Invasion of Crimea (satire)"
- Mish on Ukraine mistorteem
- Mish on Ukraine mistorteem
- if nobody backs down the entire world will pay the price. Old_Logan
Reminds of the director storming the backstage during play...
"Who pushed the thunder button? That's only for the drama scene, you dummy. $50 from your paycheck."
In the DC grand circus...
"Who dangled Hitler? That's only before vee kill people, schlemiel. $5000 from your contribution."
Re: lol u 2-bit moron
(*Maybe he wasn't lying . maybe he only finds things out when he watches TV , just like everybody else . Doesn't he have a single aid in DC that will 'advise' him "mr president , sir , while you were , eh-hmm entertaing the world with your wit and charm , your friends in israel , and europe coup de tat-ed the legitimate government of Ukraine , sir .)
lol u 2-bit moron
ohbummer never ceases to amaze me.
tell me you retard now: "the legitimate government of Ukraine"
where is it huh ?
you and your moron zioturd buttbuddies killed it.
I've been thinking , 'climate change'
(*and what I've come up with is; The Only 'Climate Change' I've been noticing lately is in the POLITICAL CLIMATE !
That's right . I remember when life in this country had the semblance of having the air of freedom . That climate seems to be changing by the day , lately , and it poses a serious threat , to life as we know it .)
"Any discussion about the
"Any discussion about the future of Ukraine must include the legitimate government of Ukraine," President Barack Obama said at the White House.
(*But it sounds more like it should be coming from a small boat off shore , through a hand held bullhorn . "Ahoy ! Now Hear This Any discussion about the future of Ukraine must include the legitimate government of Ukraine . That is all ."
"Comrades, the Iron Curtain is to keep our enemies out, not to keep you from leaving." (Stalin)
Coroner Who Performed the Autopsy of Breitbart’s Mysterious Death MYSTERIOUSLY DIED! Foul Play NOT ruled out!His deputy coroner has performed his autopsy Old_Logan
His deputy coroner has performed his autopsy but the results have not been released as they say they are waiting for toxicology results.
(*And we'll also be waiting for news of health and well being in respect to His deputy coroner . )
New Intel Report States Iran And Russia Are Combining Forces To Cyber Attack The U.S. Financial SystemPoison pill being the last sentence. Whose intel report ? michael mazur
Russia and Iran don't have to do anything, they are being set up in advance of a self induced financial collapse of the US, bringing down both the banks and the govt. The long forecast collapse need not happen, were Obama to issue the dollar as a Treasury Interest Free Dollar blazoned across it to get the point across. The private sector Fed dollar can continue doing pirouettes with its silly but mesmerising complex interlocked derivative games, thus engineering their own quadrillions collapse. Who then cares as the exchange rate will then be a Treasury Interest Free Dollar = a Hundred Compounded Interest Fed Dollars. No more Jewish issued money, please.
Not write off
This money is owed back to those who were forced to loan it. It should not be written off, just as the criminal fraudsters and usurers in Allied Irish Bandits won't write off any loans they make.
I notice that the Irish Independent is not allowing comments on this story. I wonder why that is?