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So Many Issues, So LIttle Time

The Primaries are winding down and it looks like the presidential candidates are locked down. Not gonna worry about that one for a while. The local elections have occurred in my AOR and for the most part turned out to … 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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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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Twenty-Two per Day?

It seems that “twenty-two veteran suicides occur per day” has become common knowledge. At that rate, there are 8,030 each year and 80,300 in a decade. That certainly is quite a significant number. If those numbers only represent veterans, including suicides among … Continue reading

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Blame it on Cabin Fever – A Navy Story

A Brother Nam Vet suggested I post more Navy stuff so, that barely still functioning part of my brain began casting for memories. Then Cabin Fever amplified the effort. Being underway on a cruiser/destroyer class ship is simply an experience … 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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Really?

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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Relax… It IS Gonna Be Okay

Read Hondo’s post about Global Warming with some concerns. Then I discovered that SecDef Hagel and the Brass Hats are taking care of it. “We’re seeing the impacts” from global warming across Army facilities, said Katharine Hammack, assistant Army secretary … 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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Why?

That seems to be an often used word these days, but the latest one for me is wondering why there are so many US owned weapons, weapon systems, and various armaments left, apparently abandoned, in the Middle East. Some were … Continue reading

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