Author Archives: Jim Wheeler

About Jim Wheeler

U. S. Naval Academy, BS, Engineering, 1959; Naval line officer and submariner, 1959 -1981, Commander, USN; The George Washington U., MSA, Management Eng.; Aerospace Engineer, 1981-1999; Resident Gadfly, 1999 - present. Political affiliation: Democratic.

Man’s inhumanity to man

Originally posted on Serenity is a fuzzy belly:
This is how it feels sometimes. Image found on The Spectator. One of the best ways to lose your faith in humanity is to check social media after a notable public figure…

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What Is Religious Freedom?

The Supreme Court has ruled that Maine cannot exclude religious schools from tuition assistance programs. In dissent, Justice Sotomayor said, “As a result, in just a few years, the Court has upended constitutional doctrine, shifting from a rule that permits … Continue reading

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Good Journalism about Guns

Following up the last post on guns, here is an article from the New Yorker, How Did Guns Get So Powerful. It blew me away with its clarity and research. Herb Van Fleet’s research in the previous post was outstanding … Continue reading

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A Cautionary Tale

My neighbor Wayne L. is a stalwart member of our neighborhood-watch group and when he invited me over for a brewski the other day I asked him what he thought about the recent spate of mass-shootings. Now Wane is no … Continue reading

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With attribution

Originally posted on Serenity is a fuzzy belly:
No need to get all fancy with a quill. But please, if you handwrite your letter, it must be legible to sober people who aren’t related to you. And if you send…

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Fiscal Responsibility

The Biden administration say they are nearing a decision on student-loan forgiveness, and it looks increasingly likely that the target number will be $10,000 per loan. Democratic leaders (Schumer, Warren) say this would stimulate the economy and relieve many low-income … Continue reading

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Today’s lesson

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10 Arguments Against Getting A Covid-19 Vaccine

Originally posted on List of X:
Joe Biden is getting a COVID-19 vaccine shot into what is obviously a fake arm. Once again, case counts for Covid-19 are rising, and although vaccines are widely available, a significant number of Americans…

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10 Irrefutable Pieces Of Photographic Evidence Proving That Democrats Stole The 2020 Election

Originally posted on List of X:
With more states certifying their election results, and more losses piling up for Trump’s lawyers (and former NYC mayors pretending to be lawyers) in courts, it becomes more and more obvious that the election…

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Maritime Adventures, A Book Review

Not all effects of social isolation in the time of COVID are bad. Motivated by ennui and inspired by the news of a new film starring Tom Hanks, courtesy of an article in Military Officer journal, I am halfway through … Continue reading

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