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The vote that dare not speak its name

The vote that dare not speak its name

| November 4, 2012 | Reply

Back before Joss drank the kool-aid. It’s 1:47 am MST. I’m in a hotel room in Ogden, Utah, with plans to drive back to Colorado in the morning with my sweet wife. I woke up a while ago and can’t get back to sleep, so here I am posting. Back in the 70s and 80s […]

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India’s New Nuclear Sub

India’s New Nuclear Sub

| August 23, 2010 | Reply

The world is a dangerous place, and today that danger went up a notch.  Our erstwhile allies, the Russians, have decided to lease a powerful Akula / Project 971 nuclear powered attack submarine to India for an extended period of time. India has been working steadily towards a home grown (and at some point for […]

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Get a load of that screen!

Get a load of that screen!

| March 25, 2009 | Reply

How do you think TOTUS felt about that brazen hussy flaunting herself in the middle of the White House Press Corps? Talk among yourselves. I’ve still got work to do. ..bruce..

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Saturday morning cartoons

Saturday morning cartoons

| March 14, 2009 | Reply

I scan the web so that you don’t have to . . . Let’s see . . . the North Koreans . . . the Chinese . . . and now the Russians. Who’s going to be the next to challenge the new Obama Administration? Maybe Iran? And how will the Obama Administration respond? Oh, […]

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Taepodong-2 Update: The Possible Japanese Intercept

Taepodong-2 Update: The Possible Japanese Intercept

| March 13, 2009 | Reply

This morning the grand daddy of web news, the Drudge Report, carried the story of a possibility of Japan using it’s ballistic missile defense (BMD) weapons to intercept and destroy the upcoming North Korean launch of a Taepodong-2 rocket. This story is published by the UK Guardian and quotes Takeo Kawamura, the chief cabinet secretary […]

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Technology is a marvelous thing

Technology is a marvelous thing

| July 17, 2008 | Reply

I just had a phone conversation with my son Jon (LCPL Webster, USMC), who is somewhere in Iraq. Frankly, the phone call quality was better than when he used to call me from San Diego on his own cell phone. He’s doing well, though he said that when his cohort landed in Kuwait earlier this […]

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Iran Again Tests Their Shahab-3 Missile

Iran Again Tests Their Shahab-3 Missile

| July 9, 2008 | Reply

World media outlets on the web, print and broadcast are all discussing the war games in Iran during the US night time today. The headline event of these exercises by the Revolutionary Guard was the test launch of an Iranian medium range missile, the Shahab 3. Excellent diagram courtesy of GlobalSecurity.org The Shahab 3 has […]

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Hot Air About An Ice Free North Pole

Hot Air About An Ice Free North Pole

| July 7, 2008 | Reply

This spring has seen an unusual spike in the ambient nonsense about global warming, particularly with regards to the breathless prediction by some so called scientist that an area called the Northwest Passage may be ice free by September. From the UK’s Independent: It seems unthinkable, but for the first time in human history, ice […]

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New Madrid awakening?

New Madrid awakening?

| April 18, 2008 | Reply

One of the most powerful earthquakes known of in continental North America since European settlement was the New Madrid earthquake in 1811. Damage occurred over an area of nearly 240,000 mi2, and the quake itself was felt over an area of nearly 2 million mi2. Here’s a partial description of the impact: At the onset […]

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New game for the Wii!

New game for the Wii!

| April 1, 2008 | Reply

My son Wes sent me this link from ThinkGeek: As any good geek should know by now Japan has some of the wackiest and most unusual products anywhere. So when we were visiting Tokyo recently and saw lines of Japanese schoolgirls waiting to play an amazing new game for the Wii called Super Pii Pii […]

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