Category Archives: News

He didn’t go THERE, did he?

Seriously? The Donald actually criticized John McCain for being captured? Unbelievable. Guess it’s better to place yourself in a position of having no possibility of being captured than to step up and get captured. After being shot down. And injured … Continue reading

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My Reaction is Anger

If what a terrorist desires is to strike fear among us, it’s not working with me. I am angry not afraid. I don’t care who commits a terrorist act, why they do it, or what their agenda might be. I … Continue reading

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A Couple of Questions

Am enjoying the irony this morning of a few recent news items. That led to a few questions. Are the folks who insist that the Confederate Battle Flag represents hatred and bigotry and thus must be removed from all public … Continue reading

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We Grieve

It has been confirmed that the USMC UH-1 transporting relief materiel and personnel in Nepal was lost.  It will not be flying out.  The onboard personnel will not be greeting their families at home. For some reason, this loss is … Continue reading

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Why Do States Need Stolen Valor Statutes?

A federal law exists, so do individual states really need to enact their own Stolen Valor statutes? That question can only be answered by the citizens of each state. But, each state has a Constitution, laws against things like fraud … Continue reading

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Ebola, What’s the Plan?

This ebola thing has had many of us scratching our heads.  Not sure if we are confused, frustrated, angry, all the above, or something else, but we are at best not happy with the official response. With the recent news … Continue reading

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Somebody’s been grumbling about my having made no recent posts. Fear not. There are still plenty of opinions rolling around in this old noggin. In the meanwhile, a very interesting event occurred in April (we are only just now hearing about … Continue reading

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Who Ya Gonna Call?

Saw this AP story and fought off a brief episode of paranoia to wonder why he would NOT be calling out Homeland Defense, and/or the CDC or any of the myriad Federal agencies actually tasked with this sort of thing? … Continue reading

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The Shape of Things to Come?

With acknowledgements to H. G. Wells. I’ll offer that, at least, 80% of the jobs on US Navy ships could practically be performed by robots…At least until something breaks – for now anyway. This story certainly demonstrates a step down … Continue reading

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More “Workplace Violence”

Since a goodly number of folks seem to have either never learned or have forgotten some basic facts of life, here’s a primer on a few which relate directly to murder statistics. When collecting data, arbitrary identifiers are necessary in … Continue reading

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