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Winking Owl Shiraz.

The cost difference between a ten dollar bottle of whiskey and a forty dollar bottle of whiskey can be quite astounding even to people who may not have a highly refined palette. I do not have a particularly refined palette … Continue reading

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“White Privilege” a concept in constant search of meaning.

Many, many words have been written to try to sell the idea of “white privilege.” https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/fall-2018/what-is-white-privilege-really?fbclid=IwAR307ZRU65nnZveBAUPOt_Nhw7Ua99MIIKJria1Uldjn6TWm3MoSapBBIzA In that way, white privilege is not just the power to find what you need in a convenience store or to move through the … Continue reading

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How not to police, Denver Edition

The plural of anecdote is not data, but you see enough anecdotes over time you get interesting trends. The Denver police popped up on my radar and I decided to look into it. What follows are some anecdotes, some actual … Continue reading

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“Systemic Racism” is bit of a problematic catch all.

In academia “systemic racism” is a narrowly defined term that essentially sums up that the “business as usual” rules for any given society, if they consistently produce disparate outcomes, is “systemically racist.” What this does is create a situation where … Continue reading

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Scandinavian COVID

Sweden has taken a lot of heat for their COVID19 responses, or lack thereof, and so I thought I’d look at the data to see if I could come to any sort of conclusion. Sweden is experience a linear growth … Continue reading

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Leadership Failures

In the US Army I’ve watched plenty of Commander’s make mistakes. One Colonel, now currently a Brigadier General, gave a long rambling speech to his staff about the end state he wanted to achieve during MDMP, and then left the … Continue reading

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Covid-19

With all of the news being about Covid-19 all the time all the channels, I guess I need to address it. It’s best avoided if you can avoid it. Social distancing works. Despite the low death rate it can leave … Continue reading

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It’s been a bad few months for the IRGC

The death of IRGC commander Major General Qassem Soleimani was the culmination of years of provocative attacks on United States and allies within the middle east. It’s no secret that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps and “Qods Force” have been … Continue reading

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Hydrostatic Shock

If you do a Google image search for “hydrostatic shock” you’ll pick up a bunch of pictures of bullets going through ballistics gel and causing a big cavity as they do so. That big cavity is caused by the passage … Continue reading

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Thoughts on World War Three

If we use World War Two as a model for World War Three one thing becomes immediately apparent. World War Three will likely not involve a land war in Asia of the west attacking east, or a land war in … Continue reading

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