Monthly Archives: July 2012

Confused Yet Again

The Olympics is kicking off again. I haven’t added everything up, but at a glance there are more security forces in place than athletes  – again. Since 1972 I, personally, pay more attention to the number of security personnel involved … Continue reading

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Friday, July 27, 2012 News Update

“If you talk to economists, they will tell you there are two things that are the most stimulative that you can do — one’s unemployment insurance, the other’s food stamps, okay?” –House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) Recent national security … Continue reading

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Tactical or Practical?

In the wake of the Aurora shootings I’ve been re-appraising my own skill set. Toss in TSO’s trip down HIS memory lane and I realized there was room for some geezer ruminations here. And a question or three. First let … Continue reading

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Friday, July 20, 2012 News Update

“I rejoice in a belief that intellectual light will spring up in the dark corners of the earth; that freedom of enquiry will produce liberality of conduct; that mankind will reverse the absurd position that the many were, made for … Continue reading

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Thursday, July 19, 2012 News Update

“The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered as the palladium of the liberties of a republic.” –Joseph Story Blast kills high-ranking Syrian officials US policymakers brace for potential ‘collapse’ in Syria

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012 News Update

“There is a time for all things, a time to preach and a time to pray, but those times have passed away. There is a time to fight, and that time has now come.” –Peter Muhlenberg (1776 Military has to … Continue reading

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Monday, July 16, 2012 News Update

“The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.” –Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Taylor, 1816 US State Department, Egypt work to free American hostages being … Continue reading

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Lt. Dan Band on TV

Gary Sinise hopes new documentary inspires others to give back to U.S. wounded warriors When Gary Sinise took on the role of wounded U.S. serviceman Lt. Dan Taylor in “Forest Gump” in 1994, little did he know it would have … Continue reading

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Thursday, July 12, 2012 News Update

“The true test is, whether the object be of a local character, and local use; or, whether it be of general benefit to the states. If it be purely local, congress cannot constitutionally appropriate money for the object. But, if … Continue reading

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 News Update

“If men of wisdom and knowledge, of moderation and temperance, of patience, fortitude and perseverance, of sobriety and true republican simplicity of manners, of zeal for the honour of the Supreme Being and the welfare of the commonwealth; if men … Continue reading

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