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Veterans (Armistice) Day thoughts

By Nathan Barton A century ago, a small space in time, the guns fell silent on the Western Front: The Reich had agreed to a ceasefire which amounted to abject surrender with occupation of much of the nation, loss of … Continue reading

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Gaming and government

By Nathan Barton As the final episodes of Game of Thrones are being anticipated, it is fun to look at the way gaming has impacted our view of government today.  (And by gaming, I do not use it in the … Continue reading

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Your right? Or you’re wrong? Part 2

By Nathan Barton (See part 1) Sometimes, maybe the standards can change. Often that is because technology and tactics change.  Being allergic to horses used to be a serious problem and would get you down-checked.  Not so much a problem … Continue reading

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Your right?  Or you’re wrong? Part 1

By Nathan Barton Recently, the establishment is resisting the recent announcement by the current Commander-in-Chief that “transgendered” people will NOT be allowed to serve in the military.  This came up the end of August as it became clear that bureaucrats … Continue reading

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War: clouds on the horizon

By Nathan Barton The drums of war are pounding: the dogs of war snap at their tethers, seeking to be let loose. Or so you’d believe looking at the major, mainstream media – and much of the alternate media. A … Continue reading

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Billions for conquest and tribute – not one penny for defense?

By Nathan Barton The tremendous expense of deploying a missile fleet capable in the long term of countering nuclear threats has spawned a debate in the American military establishment, as talked about in a recent Stars and Stripes article. How … Continue reading

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More war in space

By Nathan Barton Can government preserve itself in space?  Can the “new frontier” be more reliably controlled than the frontier of the Old West or the Seven Seas for centuries? Among other things, it is a matter of scope.  Which … Continue reading

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