Monthly Archives: April 2017

The Prophets of Doom and Disaster

You don’t have to go far around the internet on the anniversary of Earth Day, now 47 years old, to recall all the wrong (and not just wrong, but comically wrong) predictions made at the original Earth Day back in … Continue reading

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Violence, revisited

In the book “Caliphate” by Tom Kratman, the idea that retaining authority over the prosecution or pardon of some crimes will eventually allow “America to clean house” of all the internal rot that prevents engaging in total war against fundamentalist … Continue reading

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A Library Burned

They say a library burns when an old man dies. Hognose, the currator of Weaponsman blog, has passed on. We never met in real life, and it wasn’t until his brother gave is name that I had any idea of … Continue reading

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Turbulence

The current spate of hard left violence (and the hard right counter protests) is an interesting trend given America’s history. The last time we saw this much violence was the end of the heyday of the civil rights movement, end … Continue reading

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Dogs

The relationship between Homo Sapiens and Canis Familiaris predates the written word. Dogs are found in almost every culture, useful for herding, transportation, protection, and even companionship/assistance for the “differently abled” is what I think is the current politically correct … Continue reading

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The MOAB discussion

If anything has become apparent in the last few days on social media, it is that Americans suck at math. Behold: Just a friendly reminder, Little Boy, the enriched uranium bomb dropped on Hiroshima, was 15 Kilotons equivalent. The “kilo” … Continue reading

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Sleeping under the stars: Weight, Bulk, and Comfort

My career has offered me the opportunity to sleep on all of the finest dirt that Uncle Sam can provide. And I’ve learned a few things, and the last two nights were spent on the ground at a latitude which … Continue reading

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