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turcopolier
A retired Army officer with three terriers.
Interests: History (all kinds), theology, literature, cowboy boots, the War Between the States, Norwich Terriers.
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"On November 16th, Iran and Iraq agreed on the establishment of a free trade zone, according to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. “We have agreed to create a free trade zone between the two countries, which will enable us to launch... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"The Speaker of the House is the presiding officer of the United States House of Representatives. The office was established in 1789 by Article I, Section 2 of the United States Constitution. The Speaker is the political and parliamentary leader... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"Adel should be very, very, careful. Commoners are a dinar a dozen in Wahhabeeland and MG al-asiri may not be a big enough sacrificial camel to mollify the kuffar Asiri looks to me to be a typical shirt-tail boy from... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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Worth watching. pl https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victory_at_Sea https://www.yidio.com/show/crusade-in-europe?utm_source=Bing&utm_medium=search&t_source=64&utm_campaign=778&msclkid=44e945b5787e108ada141e59ed24b1a3 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Battle_of_San_Pietro Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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Sometimes it’s hard to understand the big powers - case of France During the recent commemoration of the end of WWI in Paris, in the Notre-Dam Cathedral, among other flags, there was the flag of Kosovo*¹. When you take a... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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Elie Kedourie wrote in "Nationalism," perhaps his greatest work, that "Patriotism is the love of one's country or group, while Nationalism is the love of one's country or group at the expense of everyone else." George Orwell wrote in "Notes... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"The CIA is required by law to inform congressional oversight committees whenever one of its officers, agents, or administrators breaks the law, when an operation requires congressional approval because it is a “covert action” program, or whenever something happens at... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"Turkey has given recordings on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi embassy in Istanbul to Saudi Arabia, the US, Germany, France and the UK, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on November 10. Speaking before his departure... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"The EU is to allow farmers to receive full compensation for any damages caused by attacks from protected animals like lynxes, wolves and bears. Other expenses including installing electric fences or acquiring guard dogs to prevent damage will also be... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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With the benefit of hindsight, I suspect most Democrat leaders now realize that their attempt to take out Judge Brent Kavanaugh with false charges that he sexually assaulted someone in High School was a disaster. Their heavy handed, bolshevik tactics... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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There was an unseemly verbal brawl yesterday in the East Room of the White House in which members of the press who are avowed enemies of President Trump (Acosta, Peter Alexander and April Ryan among others) attempted to debate the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which consist mainly of members of various Kurdish armed groups, declared on October 31 that they had halted their operation against ISIS in the Euphrates Valley because of Turkish attacks on their positions in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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I am somewhat bemused by today;'s TV images of newly arrived soldiers stringing triple concertina wire at the border. This is not much of an obstacle. It is the kind of thing you put up in a newly occupied defensive... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 60% of Likely Democratic Voters say they are more likely to let others know how they intend to vote this year compared to previous congressional elections. This compares to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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Senate Judiciary Committee investigators said that a woman who claimed to be the author of an anonymous sexual-assault allegation against Justice Brett Kavanaugh had "fabricated" the claim. Republican Sen. Grassley of Iowa said his committee had investigated the allegations made... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"The Alliance for Progress" " The program was signed at an inter-American conference at Punta del Este, Uruguay, in August 1961. The charter called for: an annual increase of 2.5% in per capita income, the establishment of democratic governments, the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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Or to the tune of La Paloma if you are a sentimentalist. pl Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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The cost of employing the typical American worker is on the rise, according to a compensation tracker known as the ECI. Companies have to offer better pay and benefits in an era of extremely low unemployment and stiff competition for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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Putin said that Russia reserves its right to help eradicate terrorists in Idlib, should they continue with provocations and block establishment of a demilitarized zone there. The President noted that he had informed his “colleagues” about the situation and that... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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LOOPS OF LIES RE ‘SIGINT’: GIANNANGELLI’S CLAIMS, IN THE LIGHT OF HIS EARLIER REPORTS ON GHOUTA, SKRIPALS. A number of observations prompted by the report by the report by Marco Giannangeli in the ‘Sunday Express’ on 28 October, headlined ‘Khashoggi... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"Levy published articles explaining his opposition to flogging and gave lectures on the subject. He was joined in his campaign by author Herman Melville. In 1850, the Navy banned the practice. No one gets rich from a military career. Levy... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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Eight people have been killed and a number of others injured after a shooting situation at The Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill on Saturday. KDKA’s Meghan Schiller reports that a suspect, a heavy-set white male with a beard,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"The first visit of a senior Israeli official to Oman occurred in 1994, when Israeli’s Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin visited the Gulf state. Two years later, the town countries signed an agreement on the reciprocal opening of trade representative offices.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis