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Shortly After

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SHORTLY AFTER HOW IT BEGAN © MGW 2021 – All Rights Reserved Note: These memoirs from MikeW are slightly out of order. For example, this one takes place right after the first.   Following a team’s completion of a mission, it was usual that they had ten days off.  As our successful end of course operation, in Vung Tau, was conducted agai...

Dimwits

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  The Progressives have a Future -- -- mapped out for you, best explained below, with an "Eye of Sauron" that doesn't need a volcano. Live in your hive city, drink your Soylent Green and enjoy it, slave.   The Practice of Medicine The AMA wants to do away with “meritocracy” in admissions, claiming that having the sc...

An Incident in Rach Gia

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  AN INCIDENT IN RACH GIA © MikeW 2021 – All Rights Reserved Rach Gia was a largish port town, in Kien Giang Province, situated on Rach Gia Bay, in the lower reaches of the Gulf of Thailand.  The town was surrounded by rice fields, bisected by many small canals. The main harbor, from which most of the fishing fleet departed, as well a...

Memoirs

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I've been encouraging MikeW to publish his memoirs from the Viet Nam War. He suggested posting a couple of them on the blog while I was otherwise occupied. That works. So here is the first of three memoirs from one of the more deadly men that I know. MikeW, along with WoFat, Wild Bill, the late CordH and others are part of a vanishing breed. ...

Mish-Mash

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  Captioned Photo - can you identify the tank?   Space Aliens If this guy landed on your hand and said, "Take me to your leader,"  who would you take him/her to? Or would you squish him, risking intergalactic war?     Identify the Tank Not a prototype. I think that it's a tough one to identify...

Open Forum

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  Make a Wish   I will be traveling here,  there, and back, not off the grid entirely, available by e-mail and phone and all that. Blogging may be a little lighter than usual between now and the new year. I'm working on the third book in the Red Mist Series, The Wolf God, with Jules Smith and Broken Toys, a new novel. About...

Checking In

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  Captioned Photo:  Blackhawk with a dirt bike mount. You can call it a tactical dirt bike if you prefer.     In Ukraine Russian Armor with their new anti-Hellfire (drone fired) defensive steel cage on the turrets. Traditionally, the Russians have used plates of Kontakt-5 explosive reactive armor to defend t...

After Turkey Dinner

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  Captioned Photo: The dog tags of 58,307 US soldiers killed during the Vietnam War at the Harold Washington Library Center, Chicago. Think about that as the Brandon Regime prepares to escalate the ongoing civil war in Ukraine and elsewhere.   Snapshot - truth be told   Bilboes Not anything like a ...

After Your Belt is Loosened…

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  A few notes for the holiday - a pause for the cause.   Today we celebrate the four hundredth anniversary of the first Thanksgiving as it was celebrated by the Pilgrims, who arrived a year earlier on November 11, 1620, on the Mayflower. 102 passengers came as families to set up a society of self-government with the freedom to...

Happy Thanksgiving

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There's a lot of privilege in that photo. I'm thankful for the people who sacrificed so much. I have a great deal to be thankful for, family, particularly grandchildren, good friends, an interesting and rewarding career, and an abundant life. Thank you for visiting this blog - for all it is and isn't. I appreciate your comments and partic...

Winter is…here?

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    The Empty Promise For the last twenty years, we've been promised an end to winter as global warming sets in and the Arctic and Antarctic ice sheets vanish. National luminaries like AOC, Slow Joe Biden, and the Ho have promised us an end to ice unless it's going into a glass with an adult beverage. If they are to be believe...

Mischief

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  On page 1,957 of the reconciliation bill, Democrats included a $1.67 billion special tax handout to media companies, under the guise of helping "local" journalists. Journalists do so very much these days to keep the democrat party going. It's important to recognize their efforts (zerohedge). The provision is a product of the DC...

Wandering

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  On the banality of evil “I live in the Managerial Age, in a world of "Admin." The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid "dens of crime" that Dickens loved to paint. It is not done even in concentration camps and labor camps. In those, we see its final result. But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, and mi...

Daily Commentary

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  This date in History The Red Army is closing in behind the enemy in Stalingrad. What will be heralded as a major turning point in the war is about to go down although it will take about two months to wipe the German Army out in the environs of Stalingrad. It is a harbinger of doom for the Nazi invasion of the USSR which will end two an...

Considerations

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    Why did the English beat the Scots & Irish (usually)? and not the other way around? Too many warriors among the Scots and Irish with too few soldiers (teamwork)? Overall Population demographics and collective resource utilization not to mention a more stable agricultural foundation and comparatively milder clima...

Another Sermonette…

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  In the Scottish Highlands   Democrat Sermon   Ha Long Bay - Vietnam   Reincarnation? Your supplemental sermonette I don't believe in the classic theory of reincarnation,  but when people point to Hitler's SD, I find a startling resemblance to today's FBI. The systematic murder of millions...

Sunday Sermonette

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    Traditional Life - Traditional Faith I don't think that I have seen finer-looking farms and fine-looking land than those farms owned by the Amish. In a world where tech seems to absorb everything, there is a peace that comes in knowing that there are places where it doesn't matter. There is a lot of criticism of traditional l...

Saturday Situation

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    Winter is Coming Just a few miles north, across the border, in Utah.  The mountains don't care about your personal success or failure, they're just mountains. They make good neighbors.   Washington State Voting Behavior (Gateway Pundit) It's more or less the same thing that they are doing in California to in...

Ready for the Weekend?

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  From CDR SAL A lot of you read Commander Salamander's Blog. I hope that I'm not regurgitating too much by posting a portion of his Diversity Thursday post here. The US State Department is instituting a quota system on diversity, inclusion, and equity. Jobs, promotions, and rewards will be distributed based on a sectarian racial spoi...

The National Narrative

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  The national narrative being put forward by the Obama people, with Jo/Ho as figureheads disturb a majority of Americans if the polling is accurate. Progressives characterize people like us as "low information" a combination of white privilege (whether or not you're white) and transphobia led to a diminished capacity for reasoned thought. ...