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The Twenty Years War – lessons NOT learned

Look at the map. Now, Texas is a lot flatter than Afghanistan, but historically, the inhabitants of Texas – whether Tonkawa or Numu (Comanche) or Spanish or Mexican or Texian/Texican or Anglo – are just as ornery and prone to … Continue reading

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Afghanistan has fallen – Are we next?

Kabul has fallen. Courtesy of TWO DECADES of American stupidity, after the premature deaths and maiming of tens of thousands Americans, Afghanis, and dozens of American allies. Every one, ultimately, totally wasted in the long term. But the situation is … Continue reading

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Military threats to the Fifty States: A nuclear attack

By Nathan Barton Back in the early 1970s, during one of the periodic flare-ups of tension in the Cold War, Reader’s Digest published a scare story. The major threat in the public eye at the time was Soviet ICBMs and … Continue reading

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Today’s world – making maps lie

By Nathan Barton Anti-War.com (an excellent website, if sometimes incredibly biased and bigoted) recently featured an article from Mondoweiss.com entitled “Palestinian cities are ghost towns between settlements, on Google Maps.” Hmmm.  Interesting, indeed.

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D-Day, 75 years ago – Part 2

By Rudyard Kipling TOMMY I went into a public-‘ouse to get a pint o’ beer, The publican ‘e up an’ sez, “We serve no red-coats here.” The girls be’ind the bar they laughed an’ giggled fit to die, I outs … Continue reading

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D-Day, 75 years ago

By Nathan Barton The pictures are horrific. The stories, even more so.  The count of the dead is mindboggling, at least to Americans. D-Day, Normandy Invasion, 75 years ago.  The last survivors, last veterans of that dangerous and desperate invasion … Continue reading

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Wartime – Peacetime

By Nathan Barton More and more of the world has fallen into a state which can be considered either wartime or peacetime, depending on your view, your opinions, and a lot of other factors. We see it now in Canaan, … Continue reading

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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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