Thoughts on History
To me, Sunday, December 7, 1941, is a date that will live in infamy. My navy experience at Pearl Harbor was quite different than those who were present on that fateful day, but the history of the place and time endures. Do present generations see it the way that I do? Now there’s one for the ages.
September 11, 2001, had a similar impact on me and still does, though, for my grandchildren, it doesn’t hold the same weight. I don’t think that it should, but more recently, my friend Claudio (from Italy) took his family to see Ground Zero, and his account of what they experienced was moving.
12 Strong (Book: Horse Soldiers, by Doug Stanton) Review
ODA 595 was an experienced, mature team of Green Berets that had recently worked with special operations forces in Uzbekistan, Afghanistan’s northern neighbor. The team had been working together for two years and the average age was 32 years old. Each member had an average of eight years of experience and most had combat experience in either Desert Storm, Kosovo, or Somalia. As for team leader Captain Mark Nutsch, the real-life counterpart to the film’s main character portrayed by Chris Hemsworth, he had no actual combat experience prior to the mission. His lack of combat experience is pointed out in the movie. However, he had been deployed in the Middle East and around the globe. -The Fayetteville Observer
It’s a good film, Stanton’s book, Horse Soldiers holds up too. – Worth watching.
Note: The War in Afghanistan was turned from a justified war into the abortion that it became not because of the men and women who served there, but because of the permanent administrative state, Big Army, and a deliberate lack of accountability. You can imagine the relief of many when Putin’s Russia invaded Ukraine and they knew that the scam could continue. The media’s silence and complicity are deafening. The shameful retreat from Afghanistan and old Pedo Joe’s botched withdrawal in a way that was 100% avoidable — resonates.
Women in ancient Rome were as dangerous as they are today.
* Being honest might not get you a lot of friends, but it will always get you the right ones.
* 2.9 million people died of influenza and pneumonia in 2018. 98% decline in influenza cases in 2020. 2.8 million “die of covid” in 2020. It’s not that hard to figure out what they did. The 2022 cold and flu season is marked by the return of covid and the hue and cry (again) that we’re all going to die.
* Nothing messes up your Friday like realizing that it’s only Wednesday.
Burnt Offerings to Uncle Sam?
The Burnt offering: The Supreme Court case 303 vs Elenis. Captured above by Michael Ramirez. At issue in the ongoing SCOTUS case is whether a web designer with a private business can be forced under penalty of law to create wedding sites for non-traditional marriages. In what world should anyone be forced to celebrate sodomy?
For the past decade, progs were so cool with Twitter and Facebook crushing conservative posts and censoring them – their general opinion was that social media could not be compelled to provide equal service to conservatives “because they are private businesses and enjoy First Amendment rights”.
A personal Facebook page or a blog such as Virtual Mirage is essentially the same kind of creative digital asset as a digital wedding site. Leaving aside the issues of their legal status as “public squares”, why should giant social media monopolies, for which an argument can be made for legally induced inclusive standards, have more rights to free speech than a citizen, for whom the First Amendment was written in the first place?
A new map has revealed Europe’s heaviest drinkers, and Scotland doesn’t even come close 🍻 I demand a recount. What about the Turks? I thought that they were good Muslims.