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The Kalashnikov frenzy

The Kalashnikov frenzy

| September 1, 2014 | 45 Comments

The Washington Post reports that which we predicted about six weeks ago – Kalashnikov Concern products including their commercial version AK-47 have been scooped up by buyers after Executive Order 13662 banned their import in mid-July; Jay Portz, vice president of RWC, said a run on the Russian-made rifles began almost immediately. While the sanctions […]

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Happy Monday:  Yer Labor Day Funnies

Happy Monday: Yer Labor Day Funnies

| September 1, 2014 | 4 Comments

In honor of the holiday, I thought I’d post a few employment-related jokes from the road.  These were shamelessly cribbed from the book 777 Great Clean Jokes, by Jennifer Hahn. (Recommended, particularly if you need an occasional source of jokes for mixed/polite company.) Enjoy. Bakers work hard – they knead the dough. How various occupations […]

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Filipino peacekeepers defied orders from UN

Filipino peacekeepers defied orders from UN

| September 1, 2014 | 29 Comments

The other day we mentioned how Filipino peacekeepers, with the help of an Irish quick reaction force, escaped al Qaeda insurgents on the Golan Heights. Today the Associated Press reports that commander of those Filipinos is charging that their United Nations commander had ordered them to surrender to the Syrian rebels; Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang […]

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Senators criticize lack of strategy

Senators criticize lack of strategy

| September 1, 2014 | 16 Comments

The Washington Post reports that Senator John McCain is doing his knee-jerk thing again calling for sending more troops to Iraq, you know, like he did when Syria was a problem; Sen. John McCain said Sunday that President Obama is “either in denial or overwhelmed” with regard to the Islamic State and called for “additional […]

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Your Labor Day feel good stories

Your Labor Day feel good stories

| September 1, 2014 | 4 Comments

Chief Tango sends us our feel good stories again for your laborless day. The first is from Mississippi; Police Chief Chris Robertson says officers were called to a home on Butler Road around 3:45 Saturday morning about a man attempting to break into a home. When they arrived, Leondrick Satterwhite, 24, of New Albany had […]

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Waiting for November?

Waiting for November?

| August 31, 2014 | 24 Comments

Being an Army Drill Sergeant back in the 80’s forever ruined my pattern of sleep. It was not unusual that I was wide awake when the coal train rolled through at 3 AM (0300 for you old Soldiers). Hearing the train’s whistle was sort of calming although not a whistle at all but, a rather […]

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German intelligence; Islamic State’s attraction

German intelligence; Islamic State’s attraction

| August 31, 2014 | 6 Comments

Reuters reports that Hans-Georg Maassen, the head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency BfVn says that the Islamic State/ISIS/ISIL’s unbridled brutality is what attracts young jihadists to the organization; “The Islamic State is, so to speak, the ‘in’ thing – much more attractive than the Nusra Front, the al Qaeda spin-off in Syria,” the BfV chief […]

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Public opinion as policy

Public opinion as policy

| August 31, 2014 | 18 Comments

The Washington Post publishes a piece in it’s pages today about our really cool president who doesn’t let world events bother him entitled “Obama sets his own pace in a world whirling with crises“. They fawn over the fellow in the White House who makes decisions based on polling results after weeks, if not months, […]

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