They died for US

May 28, 2017
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They died for US

Their number today stands at but forty-four. Yet in all the thousands of years of human history, these few, these forty-four are newcomers to the fold. Modern day footnotes one a timeline that carries such names as Leonidas,Alexander, Caesar and dozens upon dozens more. There are good ones, bad ones, a bulge of mediocre in…

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A step back to sanity

May 21, 2017
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A step back to sanity

In the dark days following Hillary Clinton’s devastating loss to Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential election her sudden departure from the camera lens was spun as physical exhaustion and the emotional drain of the campaign. That she just needed time to reflect upon what had just happened, time to decompress, and time to seek…

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Manufactured hysteria is killing us all

May 14, 2017
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Manufactured hysteria is killing us all

On March 4, 1933 with America in the throes of the Great Depression, newly inaugurated President Franklin Delano Roosevelt addressed an anxious nation: “So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert…

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Battle of Coral Sea at 75 still setting course for today

May 7, 2017
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At approximately 0755 local time, December 7th, 1941 in Pearl Harbor Hawaii, the beginning of the end of conventional naval warfare arrived on the wings of the Japanese Imperial Navy. The folly of the thinking that air power could not overcome battleship might laid bare for all to see as one by one, the mighty…

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The press bubble is real, present and dangerous

April 30, 2017
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On January 28, 1961, the CIA gave President Kennedy and his inner circle the latest update on a plan to overthrow Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. The decision making process that would follow we now refer to as “group-think”. Whereby individual members of a group, each more worried about consensus over critical thinking, suppress their own…

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In a case in Dayton

April 23, 2017
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On permanent display in the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio sits a single case built by a single man. It’s eighty velvet lined compartments each holding a single silver goblet with a single name engraved. On one side, the name etched right side up,…

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