Monthly Archives: December 2016

Most overrated books about War

There are plenty of professional reading lists out there. These are supposed to give junior personnel the developmental mental stimulation needed to turn into the leaders of tomorrow. Sometimes books show up on these lists that shouldn’t be there. So … Continue reading

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Carrie Fischer…

As someone who experienced the Star Wars franchise in his formative years only now that Carrie Fischer has passed on can I look back on my life and recognize how much she as an actress and a person impacted how … Continue reading

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Defensive Carbine: Is it actually worth the effort?

Earlier this year I started chipping away at the dogma that is the 21 foot rule using actual data from violent encounters. Here I’ll tackle the common wisdom that a shotgun or carbine (like an AR-15 pushing high velocity ammo) … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas, and Happy Hanukkah

I guess I’m technically a day late for the start of Hanukkah. I’d say “so sue me” but I know too many Jewish lawyers… (that’s the joke folks, they can’t all be winners). 2016 has been an interesting year. May … Continue reading

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Gear Review: Ganzo G720

The Ganzo brand of knives is Chinese and cheap, but also a surprisingly good amount of quality for how little they cost in comparison to other knives of similar style. I bought a few for Ganzo G726 “stocking stuffers” for … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cyber Storm

“Cyber Storm” was written by Matthew Mather and published in 2013. This is a bit of an in progress review, as I haven’t finished with the book yet. I’m about halfway through and I’m a bit “meh” about it. I … Continue reading

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A heckuva monday, 19DEC2016

Man what a day we had…Donald Trump is pending inauguration. Kinda dodged a civil war there, the only faithless electoral voters were Democrats from Washington who plugged in some votes for Colin Powell and Faith Spotted Eagle and some Republicans … Continue reading

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Chicken peanut curry zoodles

Every once in a while a man just has to throw ingredients together and make up a dish. Zoodles, are “zucchini noodles” but work equally well with carrots. The “low carb” craze made these kind of a thing, and honestly … Continue reading

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Reloading, bullet to case contact

Reloading ammunition isn’t hard. Even reloading good, accurate ammunition isn’t hard, so much as painstaking. One aspect of reloading that isn’t part of mainstream reloading practices, is adding a substance into the case neck. The standard wisdom is that you … Continue reading

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The sniper in modern war

I guess the sniper from the movie “The Siege of Jadotville” got me to thinking…always a dangerous thing… Thirty years ago the label “sniper” wasn’t very popular. Then a few movies come out, a few tell all books about being … Continue reading

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