Category Archives: Readiness

Discovering the Scope of the Necessary Cleanup

No, I’m not talking about SuperFund sites – remember those? The EPA hopes you’ve forgotten its primary mission, but no, we’re not talking about cleaning up where we live and what we drink and eat. The cleanup is what the … Continue reading

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To Drain the Defense Acquisition Swamp, First Get Rid of the Water

An interesting fact: the people who break the rules of Defense Acquisition – FOGO, Acquisition officers (uniformed and career civil servants), and the contractors who advise them – don’t pay one thin dime. We do. We always do. The problems … Continue reading

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Living with Pigs

I had a good vacation, the first since 2002. Two weeks of no computer, news feeds, and work intruding. I liked it so much I’m doing it again next month around Thanksgiving. You’re welcome! The title doesn’t refer to riding … Continue reading

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Firearms Friday: Range Day!

Today was Range Day. My self, MDL, the Krampus, and Fez hit Elite Shooting Sports in Manassas; Wang and G-Tex couldn’t make it. 😦 A good time was had by all. I went simple, and brought only the M&P 15, … Continue reading

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Port Means Left

Everyone who’s read my posts knows that I am no sailor. I don’t even own a yellow rubber ducky for the bathtub. But, having seen “Titanic” one time I figured out what happens when a steerable ship hits an object. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Desert Shield at 27

It’s been 27 years since Hussein invaded Kuwait and we responded with a world-class, ready force. Thank you ladies and gentlemen who participated directly and indirectly.

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Weapons Wednesday: “The Sling Bow”

This weapon has just been made legal for hunting small game, deer and turkey in Virginia. The great Bill Cochran from the otherwise stupid Roanoke Times had a good article on sling bows the other day, which led me to … Continue reading

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