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      Reviews of Napoleon (film)  Claudio and I were discussing whether or not to see Napoleon on the big screen. He shared the well-written review from The Federalist (below). I went yesterday, bought a large soft pretzel and a Diet Coke and watched for myself. It's three hours of my life and $9 + snacks that I'll never ...

It Feels Like Winter in Arizona

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      VDH Says it's Coming   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2V6jH-6F6K0   Bullet Points: ** Love everybody, but never sell your sword. ** People have been calling it a hedge fund with a university attached. They have a point — Harvard (Satan's Vatican) stands at the troubling intersection between higher education and hi...

Consider That

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  My Blog, My Interpretation Statues of the philosophers Plato and Socrates at the entrance of the Academy in Athens, Greece. Plato looks on as Socrates fiddles with his iPhone.   Trying to make sense of it all.    Betray Us?  Balls Deep? A friend and I discussed the state of things ten or so years ago, and that discu...

More Bullet Points

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  Bullet Points: ** It's very interesting that the Russians are relying on North Korea so heavily for the production of military uniforms and artillery ammunition. ** Being famous on social media is like being rich in Monopoly. ** Box Office discontent - The new Marvel Cinematic Universe outing The Marvels is continuing to struggle...

Bullet Points

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  The holidays...yeah. They're coming...    This Day in Napoleonic History  November 27, 1812 - the battle on the Berezina River Painting by Jan Honck van Papendrecht The painting depicts the 124th Infantry Regiment, one of four Dutch infantry regiments in French service that took part in the Russian campaign. In additio...

Is it Wet Yet?

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     Ice  "Judging from the record of the past interglacial ages, the present time of high temperatures should be drawing to an end, to be followed by a long period of considerably colder temperatures leading into the next glacial age some 20,000 years from now," I say that we should prepare now so that we're ready. Use only gas stov...

Luck

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    Utopia Are we there yet? I'll bet that we could push it along if we forced people to live in hive cities! Battling the Silicon Valley billionaires: Furious Californians erupt at council meeting against tech titans' plans to build a 53,000-acre 'utopian' city - but are dismissed as 'small, vocal minority' Concerned Californi...

How Many Shopping Days?

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  Bullet Points ** 30 days - 31 days out. For those of you who were planning to send me expensive gifts, I'd rather receive gold one-ounce Krugerrands. But yes, I'll still accept the expensive gifts. ** Thanksgiving is over, so Christmas music on the radio may be appropriate even though it's still November. ** Sometimes, I wonder what ...

Black Friday

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    What are you doing to celebrate Black Friday?     Bullet Points: ** Believing is seeing. ** Watch out, guys. When you visit family over the holidays, there will be charming, flannel-wearing women who never left your hometown and will attempt to swindle you into quitting your high-paying city job to rope you ...

Don’t Cry (Blog Supplemental)

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  In Argentina Yesterday's election made everyone on the Internet an expert on Argentinian politics. The divide is between conservatives, who believe Patti LuPone gave the best performance of Don’t Cry for Me Argentina, and liberals, who swear by Madonna. WaPo reported, "A radical libertarian and admirer of Donald Trump rode a wave of vot...

Scurvy Dog!

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      Thanksgiving Greetings This may be the last post before Thanksgiving. I don't know, but maybe. Thank you all for being part of my life. Some of you are cyber friends, and some are flesh-and-blood friends. I have much to be thankful for and recognize God's hand. Thanksgiving is a good moment to consider that. Th...

Sunday Sermonette

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  St. Kevin's Church I didn't know that there was a Saint Kevin. A 900-year-old church still standing in Wicklow, Ireland. This church is Saint Kevin's.   A Greek Chapel   DEI in the Intelligence Agencies (your sermonette) Let's start here with the Daily Wire. The NSA's 34-page glossary defines hundreds of social ju...

Challenges

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    Bullet Points: ** Politics as Usual - A top aide of New York City mayor Eric Adams has been accused of promising a job to a campaign volunteer in exchange for renovating her kitchen - in a new blow for the Democrat as the FBI probes his campaign fundraising. Winnie Greco, 61, the city's current director of Asian affairs, asked...

Lest We Forget

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    Sacrifice and Ritual I don't know whether or not you're following Dr. Jordan Peterson's Series on the Book of Exodus. This is the latest entry. Make of it what you will. To me, it's a study aid. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4tHBpX0_UQ This is episode one. Right Reason is humble, and rightly so. Idolatry seeks to dethron...

The Thursday Thrill

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  Where do YOU get your kicks? It's a post card, Jules...   Bullet Points: ** I'll admit that I like the idea of drafting Leftists into the military. Despite concerns that they'd have no value in some quarters, I disagree. The Navy desperately needs rust chippers for its ships, and Army infantrymen can be issued a Leftist to carry ...

Midweek Review

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  Bullet Points: ** Is the UK circling the drain? CDR SAL weighs in on the subject. "I don’t care how much science fiction you get nakid and roll in; wars are won by steel, ungodly amounts of steel." - CDR SAL "Hope is not a military strategy." - LL (and maybe others) ** Never interrupt your enemy when he's making a mistake. I don't know ...

Tuesday

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  Tarawa Boom Deay on Oahu, 1945   Bullet Points: ** The Woke - I am correct, and you are wrong because I have critical consciousness and you have false consciousness. Because this childlike assertion is nowhere acceptable for modern discourse, an entire list is constructed to prop it up, and mantras are repeated ad nauseam to est...

After Veteran’s Day

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https://twitter.com/TuckerCarlson/status/1722752303843700828   Identify the Armor Wheels   Meme of the Day   Bullet Points: ** A portent of global cooling? A coming ice age. Sabertooth Tigers and giant mastodons to follow. We're all going to die. Blame electric cars. ** The Big Three - The financial re...

Considerations & Reparations

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    Our Place in Space https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oW2GT48ZLwA   Consider This Two million blood cells are born and die with each heartbeat. With roughly 40 trillion cells in the body, there are at least a sextillion chemical reactions occurring every second. Some things are a lot bigger than us and some things are a...

Random Thoughts

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  Caption: A Great Shark (was Great White Shark - but that term has been determined to be racist)   From the Mail Bag: Q - Has a US Navy SEAL, UDT Operator, or Diver ever been eaten by an alligator, crocodile, or shark? A - I had to look this one up. A crocodile, alligator, or shark has never eaten a Navy SEAL on a mission. The...