Tag Archives: War

A Trumped-Up Presidency?

Washington D.C. has come from a national side show to be America’s preeminent theater, albeit the silliness of its productions has grown as well. President Calvin Coolidge said the chief business of the American people was business; today’s politicians and … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Your selected helping of planetary events, reports and nonsense: Senate approvals of Trump appointments are lagging under GOP leadership? (Report) (Yup) High tech (relatively) hiding in ancient Egypt (Report) (Stone working we can’t match today …) Science: Reflecting the ongoing … Continue reading

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ELECTION:The Wizard or the Witch:”WhatDifference Does It Make?”

We have elected the Wizard of Oz or the Wicked Witch of the East to lead us; unfortunately we remain in Oz either way. We have set up our new president and Congress. Applying Hillary Clinton’s now famous comment: “What … Continue reading

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Is the U.S. Military Obsoleting Itself?

We have read repeatedly that most generals prefer to prepare for defense by refighting the last war rather than by anticipating the future. The occasional maverick who survives to lead armies often runs rampant over such generals. Famously, Nazi Germany … Continue reading

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The Vampires of War Aim At Hard Times …

We don’t recall the United States defending itself against military attack since December 7th 1941, when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. That’s 75 years now. It seems odd that we still speak of our “Defense Department” at the Pentagon. … Continue reading

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Do Americans Understand War Anymore?Th

War is said to be the continuation of diplomacy by other means. Those means are primarily the destruction of life and property until one side loses its will to continue. War is hell for its participants but it has been … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

The latest resume’ of the human condition: The Culture: Marauding parents s in an Easter Egg hunt rampage: Out-of-control adults pushed children to the ground, stole their buckets and left one four-year-old ‘bloody’ at a chaotic free event. Syrian rebels … Continue reading

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