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Observations

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  Just a reminder as we head into colder weather...According to a new study by Consumer Reports, your EV might lose 25%. - 40% of its range during winter. Think of towing a battery trailer to insure that you have the range that you need.   Bullet Points: * Bury the Witness: Realizing its own misconduct, the FBI made Danche...

9-14 Notes (Define “worst”)

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  Cartoon of the Day   Finding the Bottom Claudio tossed this article from The American Spectator over the transom. Is the report accurate? Is LaToya Cantrell of New Orleans the worst mayor in America? What about Beetlejuice Lightfoot? The race to the bottom has a lot of competition. The Thesis: My theory is that Weaponiz...

Two for Tuesday

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    Meme of the Week I watched the first three episodes of the new billion-dollar series "Rings of Power" and I'm frankly bored of the rings. Somebody blew a billion. The first season's cost was $462 million. It's very politically correct. I wanted to give the show a proper airing before I shot a black orc arrow through it. ...

A Review of Facts

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  Marine Corps veteran John "Chickie" Donohue was sitting in a Manhattan bar in November 1967 when the bartender grumbled that American soldiers in Vietnam could really use a pat on the back and a cold beer. And within days, Donohue set out to do just that. He quickly got a job on a merchant ship hauling ammunition to Vietnam. Then, with a d...

Happy Trails…

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      On the Run SAN DIEGO — The U.S. government posted a $40,000 reward Friday for information leading to the arrest of the Malaysian defense contractor nicknamed “Fat Leonard,” who disappeared weeks before he was set to be sentenced for one of the largest bribery scandals in the nation’s military history. Leonard Glenn...

Checking In

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    The Soul of America   The Flow of Natural Gas Europe’s gas supply map is rapidly being redrawn. Visualize the major changes that occurred since last year. Europeans will be paying 10X for energy what we will be paying in the US. At the same time, Germany and France are shutting down their nuclear power plan...

9-11

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    The Day I was reminded in the run-up to September 11 that today was a day when we recognized people who gave service to the community. That was Obama's contribution to the date. He wanted us to revere community agitators, such as himself, on September 11, not to use the date as a touchstone for the ongoing war that Islam is w...

Remember Benghazi

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TEN YEARS LATER   The Bitch of Benghazi What difference would it have made? The 2012 Benghazi attack was a coordinated attack against two United States government facilities in Benghazi, Libya, by members of the Islamic militant group Ansar al-Sharia, backed by members of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). On September 11...

The Weekend

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  Welcome to the Weekend. It's finally here!   Who-da-ho? Bill Cr. (Not to be confused with Bill C) visited the White Wolf Mine yesterday for lunch (we ate shrimp tacos - you only get keto-friendly food here now). Bill Cr moved to Idaho a year after I moved to the White Wolf Mine, where the hovel had been under constructio...

Arcane Information, etc.

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  From the days of fighting sail In the early days of the Age of Discovery, the risk of collision on the open sea was zero, even if navigation was not yet fully developed, and instead of sailing to the Spice Islands, one sailed around the world just because one had made a wrong turn. That didn’t change much when navigation imp...

Themes

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    My Son Hunter (the Movie) I don't know how many progs will watch the feature film, My Son Hunter, but it proves to be a big draw in places like Texas (pictured) where they're advertising it from freeway overpasses. I'm told it features Hunter using his artistic genius with a straw to create masterpieces that sell for m...

Long Live King Charles III!

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    FYI - Charles I succeeded his father James I in 1625 as King of England and Scotland. During Charles' reign, his actions frustrated his Parliament and resulted in an English Civil War, eventually leading to his execution in 1649. I hope that Charles III won't end up that way. Charles II was known as the Merry Monarch, a refer...

The Plot Thickens

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  Military Issues All of the US Military service branches are having difficulty filling billets including officer billets. The quotas are tinkered with to make things look a little less dire. One measure is quantity, which is lacking and the other is the relative quality (ASVAB) of recruits. Retention suffers when the top (CinC, SECDEF, ...

Modern Heroines

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  This comes from a column called The Feminist Heroine’s Journey which appeared last week on the Arkhaven Comics website from the pen of one calling himself The Dark Herald: https://arkhavencomics.com/2022/08/31/feminist-rules-for-writers/ Go there to read the whole thing, and see the image and links. Here I merely repeat the core of ...

This and That

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    Captioned Photo A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker (not shown) with the 434th Air Refueling Wing, Indiana, which had an aircrew with the 63rd Air Refueling Squadron, Florida, refuels a F-22 Raptor with the 325th Fighter Wing, Florida on February 23, 2021. The Stratotanker was on loan to MacDill Air Force Base. (U.S. Air For...

What a Stinkpot!

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  I love Roman perioid armor...I just do   The days of fighting sail A stinkpot was usually a fire pot made of clay and thus easily breakable, which was dipped in pitch and equipped with one or more igniters. The pot itself could be filled with easily flammable material as well as very considerable smelling sub...

AZ Ghost Towns, etc.

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    The Mercury Project In yet another sign that the covid vaccination agenda of globalist institutions did not do quite as well as they had originally hoped, the Rockefeller Foundation has revealed that it (along with other non-profits) has been pumping millions of dollars into a behavioral science project meant to figure out wh...

Political Scams

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    Plague and Climate Change (the end is near) The relatively meager amount of knowledge about climate change, as well as about the likely consequences of different policies to deal with it, is surprising not because of any recent discoveries that cast new-found doubt on what was once legitimately believed to be ample knowle...

Open Forum (Labor Day)

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    I hope you're enjoying the holiday with your families. And it's the beginning of hunting season(s) if you are a hunter. Today is an open forum day and you're free to discuss whatever is on your mind.  I'll throw out a few thoughts for the heck of it.   Philosophy I know a philosopher who once told me,...

Labor Day Weekend

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  At 624 miles, the Texas-Oklahoma border is the longest interstate border between any two states. Next is the California-Nevada border, which is 604 miles. You don't get this kind of pointless information anywhere but Virtual Mirage.   Pride Event Canceled That's what the headlines read and I thought to mysel...