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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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Posted yesterday at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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1. Trump and his people did not conspire with the Russian government to fix the outcome of the 2016 election. 2. In the absence of a conspiracy there could not have been obstruction of justice by the president. There was... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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Move over Wile E. Coyote. Your feckless, futile efforts to kill the Roadrunner have been displaced by Jim Comey, John Brennan, James Clapper and legions of faux journalists. One of the leaders of this parade of bewilderment and buffoonery is... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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" 1.President Trump was not indicted, nor did Mueller recommend an indictment against him for collusion or obstruction. There were no major disagreements between Mueller and his managers at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). The Russians who tried to... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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I wish we could say that the lies and self-deception that are the core of U.S. policy and actions in Syria are an isolated incident. Sadly, no. On almost every issue--from the Russian threat to the 12 doom countdown on... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"President Donald Trump on Thursday overturned longstanding US policy regarding the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, announcing "it is time" for the US to "fully recognize Israel's sovereignty" over the region. "After 52 years it is time for the United States to... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"Amid signs that special counsel Robert Mueller will soon complete his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, President Trump says he looks forward to seeing the report and that it should be made public. Answering questions from... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Sic Semper Tyrannis
"The Rapid Intervention Group also appears to have been involved in the detention and abuse of about a dozen women’s rights activists, who were detained last spring and summer. The activists, who had campaigned for lifting the kingdom’s ban on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2019 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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Posted Mar 17, 2019 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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Unfortunately, I have been taken up with the doings of another Christopher – surnamed Donnelly – whose antics with the ‘Institute for Statecraft’ and ‘Integrity Initiative’ seem just as ludicrous as those of Steele, and equally destructive. I hope to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2019 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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Well, pilgrims. It has always been the case that if you give a college or university a lot of money or real estate for some purpose like a building or an endowed chair, you acquired a lot of leverage with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2019 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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Sorry to have been out of pocket (I've fled the wintry north for a new home in Florida). I am back, so to speak, and ready to write a bit. Last week's release by Congressman Collins of the interview transcript... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2019 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"UCMJ art. 43(a). Offenses without a statute of limitations include: absence without leave, missing movement in a time of war; murder, rape and rape of a child, and any offense punishable by death. In Willenbring v. Neurauter, 48 M.J. 152... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2019 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"Workers are receiving the fattest wage increases since the Great Recession as employers struggle to find enough people to fill their ranks and employees have more leverage to demand higher pay and jump to better jobs. Wages grew 3.4 percent... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2019 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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Our correspondent, "The Virginian" now resident in Papua, New Guinea sends us this scene from a meeting he recently attended in Hela Province. The old SF men here will find the scene familiar. Download IMG_0089 pl Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2019 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
NASA TV "SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule splashed into the Atlantic Ocean after completing its test flight for NASA. SpaceX splashed its Crew Dragon capsule into the Atlantic Ocean safely on Friday morning, completing the company's test flight to the International... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2019 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"Nadler on Monday issued the first round of document requests as part of a sweeping investigation into President Trump's campaign, business and administration. The investigation will focus on three key areas, Nadler said: obstruction of justice, public corruption and abuses... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2019 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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" ... other lawmakers, including a group of Jewish members who pushed to pass the resolution focused on anti-Semitism, remain convinced that the House needs to act in response to Omar’s remarks. Twice in the previous two months, Omar has... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2019 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"When Hamas was created, with the aided influence of the Muslim Brotherhood, the organization was not at first much of an armed group, that came five years later in the form of the Izz Ad-Deen Al-Qassam Brigades (Armed wing of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2019 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, who would eventually lead any impeachment proceedings, on Sunday signaled a significant escalation into congressional inquiries into the President. The New York Democrat plans on Monday to request documents from 60 people and entities... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2019 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"The drone was developed in connection with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and the Defence Science & Technology (DST) Group. Boeing further partnered with other defense firms such as BAE Systems Australia, Ferra Engineering, RUAG Australia, Micro Electronic Technologies,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2019 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"After the rocket’s first stage landed at sea, the Crew Dragon was on course to arrive early Sunday at the space station 250 miles overhead. Flight computers aimed to guide the craft directly into a docking port, unlike cargo versions... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2019 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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1. The Democrats in Congress are going to waste more time and money investigating the manner of Trump's grant of access to classified information to Jared Kushner, his son in law and counselor. As I have tried to explain before,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2019 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"For more than two years, the United States and the world have had two competing narratives: that an elected president of the United States was a Russian agent whom the Kremlin helped elect; and its rival narrative that senior officials... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2019 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"Construction of its gas pipeline from Russia to China is 99% finished, Russian energy giant Gazprom has announced. According to reports, the company is planning to start delivering gas to China via the Power of Siberia line as early as... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2019 at Sic Semper Tyrannis