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Liberty Creek Pinot Noir

Odds are good that if you buy a bottle of California wine for under 10 bucks, regardless of the “brand” it’s likely a Gallo wine. If you don’t believe me, there’s a nice list of Gallo brands here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E_%26_J_Gallo_Winery Comparing … Continue reading

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What Cultural Appropriation Actually Looks Like.

This tweet by singer “SUCH” has been making the rounds: I was intrigued, and so went looking for her biography. I found this on her official website: Growing up the daughter of Haitian immigrants, her life was centered around faith … Continue reading

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Russian/Soviet and Finnish Sniper Ammunition

I’ve covered various US precision rounds before, for both 5.56 and 7.62 families, but today we will look at the Soviet and Russian 7.62x54r sniper ammunition. To make a long story short, over the course of the Russian/Soviet/Russian empire, there … Continue reading

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Meritocracy in a world where life isn’t fair.

Three years ago, in 2017 one of the cadre at the US Army War College wrote that meritocracy in the Army is a myth, at best an aspiration or ideal to work towards.  The author, a white male US Army … Continue reading

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Thoughts on CPU Power/Performance considerations

There are some interesting developments in the CPU and software world right now, and they are all linked to a power/efficiency problem. The first is CPU thread handling, more threads generally equals more performance. The second is power consumption, the … Continue reading

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Winking Owl Cabernet Sauvignon

So here goes another Winking Owl two buck chuck review…. The Cabernet Sauvignon is generally the least rated of all the Winking Owl offerings, at least based on the reviews I could find. This is weird to me as I … Continue reading

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The Plight of the Family Farm

Every once in a while you need to read the enemy propaganda to find out what they want to accomplish. Well, this time they want to implement Zimbabwe’s disastrous land redistribution policy, but in America, for “social justice” or something. … Continue reading

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Yellowtail Pinot Noir: Amazing Value

Perusing through the wine stacks, I saw a 1.5 liter bottle of Yellowtail Pinot Noir for less than eleven bucks, so I bought it. Generally even a cheap Pinot Noir is going to be expensive, so this is officially the … Continue reading

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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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