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  • Musings On The After-Eclipse

    08/23/2017 5:43:07 PM PDT · by DuncanWaring · 70 replies
    Market Ticker ^ | 23 August 2017 | Karl Denninger
    My daughter and I drove up to Andersen, SC for the eclipse, leaving Sunday early in the morning and hanging out there Sunday afternoon and evening.Let me first put an accolade out to the Hilton Garden Inn -- great people, and very accommodating.  We wound up having to run-n-gun at the last minute as one nasty cloud threatened to obliterate our shots of the totality, but that gamble paid big; we were able to get into the clear with time remaining, and were set up and "on-point" about 3-4 minutes before totality was achieved.The totality itself was surreal.  Photographs, no matter how...
  • Heard something profoundly disturbing today (Vanity)

    05/03/2016 4:23:41 PM PDT · by DuncanWaring · 167 replies
    Self | Today | Self
    Was talking to a recently-retired computer-science professor today; he said in the last few years he's been seeing students showing up in college who have literally Never. Used. A. Screwdriver. He has been teaching a higher-level class in automating control of a train setup. Part of the project is to assemble a train car from a kit. These kids have no idea how to do it.
  • One Marine, One Ship

    10/26/2015 4:57:02 AM PDT · by DuncanWaring · 25 replies
    Originally Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 22 Oct 2000 | Vin Suprynowicz
    Oct. 26 falls on a Thursday this year. Ask the significance of the date, and you're likely to draw some puzzled looks — five more days to stock up for Halloween? It's a measure of men like Col. Mitchell Paige and Rear Adm. Willis A. "Ching Chong China" Lee that they wouldn't have had it any other way. What they did 58 years ago, they did precisely so their grandchildren could live in a land of peace and plenty. Whether we've properly safeguarded the freedoms they fought to leave us, may be a discussion best left for another day. Today...
  • The 70th Anniversary of Eric Fisher Wood's Private War

    12/16/2014 4:50:36 PM PST · by DuncanWaring · 19 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars / Saturday Evening Post ^ | 16 Dec 2014/20 Dec 1947 | Mike Vanderboegh/ R. Ernest Dupuy, Col. USA, Ret.
    Vanderboegh's comments:Folks, 16 December 1944 saw the opening of the German offensive later known as the Battle of the Bulge. Remember, as you mark this day, Eric Fisher Wood, an American warrior, a man who more than any other single man, made a material difference to the outcome of the battle. His story is inspiring, almost electrifying, in its incredible details. The fact that his name is almost entirely unknown to this generation of Americans condemns us all. One of my favorite subjects of study is the American army in defeat -- Philippines, 1942, Kasserine Pass, 1942, Battle of the...
  • Reusable Canning Lids

    01/07/2011 3:26:56 PM PST · by DuncanWaring · 63 replies
    TATTLER Canning Lid's proven success, as a reusable product, has earned them the distinction of widespread customer satisfaction and acceptance since their origination in 1976. The years of development of this product have brought to the home canner a jar lid that is truly reusable. In fact, the longevity of TATTLER Canning Lids presents the likelihood they will be handed down to the next generation of food preservation enthusiasts! Properly used, with any standard Mason jar and metal screw band, these reusable lids will last a lifetime. If you ever wear this lid out, we will replace it free! Follow...
  • Goldman Arming Itself? :->

    12/01/2009 8:05:57 AM PST · by DuncanWaring · 126 replies · 3,017+ views
    Market Ticker ^ | 1 Dec 2009 | Karl Denninger
    Goldman Arming Itself? :-> This is a riot (well, ok, I might be a week - or a month early on that): Dec. 1 (Bloomberg) -- “I just wrote my first reference for a gun permit,” said a friend, who told me of swearing to the good character of a Goldman Sachs Group Inc. banker who applied to the local police for a permit to buy a pistol. The banker had told this friend of mine that senior Goldman people have loaded up on firearms and are now equipped to defend themselves if there is a populist uprising against the...
  • How Far Does The Lawlessness Go?

    09/12/2009 6:15:57 AM PDT · by DuncanWaring · 17 replies · 943+ views
    The Market Ticker ^ | 11 Sept 2009 | Karl Denninger
    I'm beginning to wonder. Those of you who have followed my writings for the last two+ years know that I have often remarked "where are the cops?" and in fact more than once asked: Is the government a policeman or a felon? The latter is a dangerous question should the answer ever be determined to be the latter, as it would be an open declaration that there is no rule of law.  It would instantly define the entire federal law enforcement apparatus, and those of the States and Localities that stood with the Federal Government, as nothing more than thugs with...
  • Some Things Never Change (Vanity)

    06/22/2008 8:22:13 AM PDT · by DuncanWaring · 4 replies · 45+ views
    The Saturday Evening Post | Jan 26, 1946 | Unknown
    Was getting a haircut yesterday; the shop had a copy of the Jan 16, 1946 Saturday Evening Post hanging on the wall ... probably because the cover illustration was a picture of a barber giving another barber a haircut. The sub-title on the cover of one of the inside articles (keep in mind this was about eight months after V-E day) was "How We Botched The German Occupation".
  • VIN SUPRYNOWICZ: Illegals push citizens to boiling point

    05/13/2007 8:36:36 PM PDT · by DuncanWaring · 26 replies · 1,310+ views
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | May 13, 2007 | Vin Suprynowicz
    Thousands of illegal immigrants and their children marched in Las Vegas and elsewhere earlier this month in celebration of May Day, which the Soviets turned into the day of international communist solidarity. In Los Angeles, numerous demonstrators cursed and threw bottles at the cops -- which is odd considering authorities persist in showing a fantastic forbearance in the face of these recurring opportunities to round them all up and put them on one-way buses to Hermosillo. You couldn't make this stuff up. (Some will say the kids, at least, are automatically U.S. citizens. Go read the 14th Amendment. Depends on...
  • VIN SUPRYNOWICZ: 'Books don't kill people -- guns do'

    04/01/2007 1:40:37 PM PDT · by DuncanWaring · 21 replies · 1,019+ views
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 1 April 07 | Vin Suprynowicz
    Imagine with me that you opened your newspaper today and found the following story: "NORCO, Calif. (AP) -- More than 1 million sheets of paper, a cache of unregistered books and a tunnel were found at a man's home after a fire that forced a neighborhood evacuation, authorities said Friday. "Crews worked to fortify the tunnel to ensure it was safe. It appeared to be at least 10 feet deep and led into a back yard, authorities said. "The man tried to run back into the house after firefighters arrived and had to be restrained by sheriff's deputies, Riverside County...
  • Fans of Stephen Hunter and "Bob the Nailer" (Vanity)

    03/06/2007 5:53:54 AM PST · by DuncanWaring · 29 replies · 3,180+ views
    It appears someone has actually finally made a movie of Point of Impact - "Shooter", opening around 23 March.
  • "Halp us Jon Carry" T-Shirts Available

    11/12/2006 9:29:47 PM PST · by DuncanWaring · 11 replies · 1,048+ views
    Ordering info here.
  • 6 Air Force Academy Cadets Resign

    05/09/2004 12:25:28 PM PDT · by DuncanWaring · 12 replies · 197+ views
    AP ^ | 8 May 2004 | Robert Weller
    DENVER (AP) - Six cadets have resigned from the Air Force Academy during an investigation in which 70 freshmen cadets are accused of cheating on a 25-question online test. Fourteen of the other 64 being investigated have admitted cheating, academy spokesman Johnny Whitaker said Saturday. There are about 1,150 freshmen at the academy.
  • The Blame In Spain Falls Mainly On The Train (Hurl/Sedition Alert)

    03/16/2004 3:08:08 PM PST · by DuncanWaring · 9 replies · 52+ views
    The Arizona Republic ^ | 16 March 2004 | Steve Benson
  • Lives Saved Forgotten in Fallout From Hiroshima

    07/27/2003 10:48:14 PM PDT · by DuncanWaring · 45 replies · 879+ views
    The Arizona Republic ^ | 27 July 2003 | Frank Sackton
    <p>Aug. 6 marks the 58th anniversary of the destruction by an atomic bomb of Hiroshima, a target selected because it was an industrial city. Some 80,000 Japanese were killed in the attack, and another 60,000 died of radiation wounds over the next 40 years.</p>
  • Talk radio's not only for Dittoheads

    07/21/2003 4:01:50 PM PDT · by DuncanWaring · 54 replies · 171+ views
    The Arizona Republic ^ | 20 July 2003 | Mike Newcomb
    <p>America has been hijacked, and it's not by any terrorist organization. Arguably, the conservative movement now poses a more serious threat to our long-term security and prosperity than any fedayeen warrior.</p> <p>Words matter, both spoken and written. Dialogue and discourse are, after all, the hallmarks of our democracy. However, when rancor and rhetoric prevail, our esteemed institutions become threatened.</p>
  • Hi - I'm a Poll - Freep Me! Who Would You Vote For Today - Bush or Gore

    02/11/2002 9:24:30 PM PST · by DuncanWaring · 5 replies · 106+ views
    Real Country Online ^ | February 11, 2002
    George Bush's First Year In Office George Bush’s election was controversial. If the election was held TODAY would you vote the same or differently than the first time? If today were election day and Bush was running against Al Gore, how would you vote?