Category Archives: Chaos

Change in 16 Years

Lt. Col. P requested status on America on the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The status is not good. Opportunism and Evil became a virtue while Patriotism became the worst vice. The hippies and draft dodgers of the Vietnam … Continue reading

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Internet of Terror

If I were a terrorist, I would be singing praises to the blackest hearts in the Universe for the gift of the Internet of Things, initialismed as IoT. Arstechnica reports 465,000 people with IoT pacemakers need a security update to … Continue reading

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“Axis of Adults”: Trump’s Generals

Today’s recommended reading. Not since the early days of the Ford administration has a general served as White House chief of staff—and arguably not since the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower, himself a retired general, have senior military officers wielded … Continue reading

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Another Good Program Corrupted

Northwest DC is home to the Armed Forces Retirement Home. Originally the home of a Democrat slave-owner, but I’m redundant, the home became Abraham Lincoln’s summer White House. Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation there. There are tours, and it’s worth the … Continue reading

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Stray Voltage: Urban Warfare and the VA

Austin Bay looks at urban warfare in his post on “Mosul and Urban Warfare.” Blogging lesson learned: if one wishes to blog about a tweetstorm, either post right away or use screen captures. Mr. X tweetstormed an interesting take on … Continue reading

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The Alexandria Incident

Slater and DaveO and I were chatting for a bit this afternoon about the Alexandria Incident– sounds like the “Fashoda Incident,” or the “Gulf of Tonkin Incident”– and I remembered this from the old WRSA site several years ago. Enjoy. … Continue reading

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Socially acceptable treason

The NYT-bestselling post mortem “Shattered” details where the narrative of Russia hacking the election came from. Spoiler alert: it was developed November 9, 2016, by Hillary and her campaign staff; and sold by an uncritical news media who’ve sold it … Continue reading

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