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The Changing Face of War

There is a major problem with political rhetoric today and that is the use of the term, war. We’ve had the war on poverty, the war on drugs, and now, the war on terrorism. It is a fallacious premise, this … Continue reading

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This Discussion Says It All, IMO

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Demagoguery

Last Sunday a local columnist here in Joplin, one Geoff Caldwell, wrote that Senate Democrats had dishonored all on the 9/11 anniversary, and that includes all the war dead from ” . . . Valley Forge to Vicksburg, Bastogne to … Continue reading

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A Remarkable Admission

I have always had the utmost respect for the Marines, and even more so when I was Executive Officer of the Naval ROTC Unit at the University of Kansas, that being the closest affiliation I had with them in my … Continue reading

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On The Human Condition

An interesting thing about science is that while it is sometimes profound it is always incomplete. Science approaches complete understanding asymptotically, denouement denied but progress usually satisfying nonetheless. Our species, Homo Sapiens, young at some twenty millennia, has made enormous … Continue reading

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Observations On CSS H. L. Hunley, A Milestone

Indiana Jen has posted an interesting update on the preservation and restoration of the Confederate submarine CSS Hunley. Interestingly, Hunley is still going to be kept under (fresh) water. The use of water as a preservative against corrosion may seem … Continue reading

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Now Let Us Sing Together

The assassination of Osama bin Laden has occasioned celebrations throughout the United States.  Such celebrations of our enemy’s violent death erupted in Washington, D.C. and at Ground Zero in New York, complete with singing and flag-waving – a cathartic outburst … Continue reading

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