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TV and movies present an image of U.S. special forces of all varieties as being the most aggressive in the world and not particularly concerned about legalities, Geneva Conventions etc. This is an article of faith among left wingers world... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Sic Semper Tyrannis
The title is a quote from a play by Congreve (1697). Despite their politics, which I think go with the territory, there are wonderful American singers and musicians that the whole world has grown to love and I would like... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2020 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
After listening to what passes for a Presidential Debate yesterday, as well as the overwhelming quantity of fake news, it is necessary to cleanse the mind of this rubbish and try and focus on what is important in life. In... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2020 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
I believe I have found the enabler of the coming civil war. ================================================= Thank you, Chairpersons Pallone and Schakowsky, for inviting me to speak today. When I started working in technology, my hope was to build products that brought people... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2020 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
As if there isn’t enough uncertainty in the forthcoming elections, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died. May she rest in peace. There is talk of a recess appointment since there is no way Congress will facilitate a Presidential nomination through normal... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2020 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
I hope the general community rallies in support of two Police deputies ambushed and shot in Los Angeles. Failure to support the police in this matter will have a negative effect on what I will call “lower socioeconomic economic... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2020 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
Last July I was invited to lunch at the Middle Temple by a friend of mine, a slightly eccentric QC who is also a brilliant raconteur. The temple was originally the headquarters of the Knights Templar and after their disestablishment... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2020 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
From 9000 miles away, I hope readers will forgive me for making two observations about the Kenosha shooting of Jacob Blake. (1) I don’t know for sure about American Police recruitment practices, but the old fashioned requirement here was that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2020 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
The defence press is reporting that an AI shot down a top F16 pilot in a dog fight simulation on 20th August. “In a 5 to 0 sweep, an AI ‘pilot’ developed by Heron Systems beat one of the Air... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2020 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
I am an occasional devotee of music with somewhat eclectic taste. As a child I sang in a reasonably well trained choir - well enough to be offered a scholarship. My tastes have moved past the sublime Mozart towards Mahler... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2020 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
Gen. Milley has weighed in on the subject of military bases whose names are associated with the Confederacy. He also adds some value judgements, presumably his own, regarding Confederate Officers and soldiers: “Like the country it serves, the U.S. military... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2020 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
I received the following emergency alert fire brigade call out a few hours ago. We raced to the station in the freezing night cold only to discover it was a false alarm. Being in Australia, our dispatchers weren’t thinking about... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2020 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
There are numerous reports that Ghislaine Maxwell has been arrested accused of being an accessory or enabler of Geoffrey Epstein’s alleged criminal sexual behaviour. We already know that there are allegations that Prince Andrew, Bill Clinton and a host of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2020 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
At a celebratory lunch last weekend Covid19 was discussed, this was not unusual as our restaurant was operating under pandemic social distancing rules. A friend remarked that they had been warned about Covid19 as a result of a meeting, connected... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2020 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
I want to advance a fanciful theory - an extension of Col. Lang’s question; Perhaps money talks. The test is at the end of this post. Suppose some very rich folks bought the majority of American media. They control that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2020 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
Firstly, Larry Johnson and Robert Willmann know more about this case than I do. It now appears, if this report today is to be believed, that Emmett Sullivan is now inclined to charge General Flynn with contempt of court and... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2020 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
“A court declaration from 1996 corroborates former Biden staffer Tara Reade's claim that she was sexually harassed while working for him in 1993, according to the Sacramento Bee.” It seems that the Obama team and the Biden campaign missed one... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2020 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
I don’t quite know how to describe the death of Ahmaud Arbery apart from calling it a tragedy. There are any number of articles containing every sort of view possible. Lest someone complain about my observation, I regard this death... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2020 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
Today, the morning of the 25th, I planned to March with my Battalion Association in Melbourne. I wanted to see how many were still alive and attend the traditional ANZAC day football match at the MCG. My wife is an... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2020 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
This is not an April Fool joke. I spent the best part of Two hours this morning watching the live briefing (31/3) to the press by President Trump and his Coronavirus taskforce. You are a very lucky country to have... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2020 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
On 16 March Australian researchers announced the "successful" trial of an anti viral drug and Chloroquine mixture to treat hospitalised Coronavirus patients. Latest advice this morning (Fri 2200 UTC) is that trials will start in 50 Australian hospitals next week.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2020 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
I attended a private briefing today on the Wuhan Coronavirus (the virus) that I think I should share with the Committee. This information is as reliable and accurate as it gets. I should have taken notes. I apologise in advance... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2020 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
Michael Bloomberg really did disparage farmers and metalworkers by saying that these are just “processes” that can be taught to anyone and then stating that information technology work requires a higher order of brainpower, implying that farmers and metalworkers are... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2020 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
I’m starting to think that Trumps weakness is believing that everyone and everything has a monetary price. I think perhaps his dealings with China may reinforce his perception, as, also, his alleged success in bullying the Europeans over Iran - with the threat of tariffs on European car imports. His almost weekly references to Iraqi and Syrian oil, allies “not paying their way”, financial threats to the Iraq Government, all suggest a fixation on finance that has served him well in business. The trouble is that one day President Trump is going to discover there is something money can’t buy, to the detriment of America.
I am a member of august clubs and societies around the world but the membership I most treasure is that of a volunteer fire fighter in the local brigade. To be judged worthy of a place on the fire ground... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2020 at Sic Semper Tyrannis