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Ground Zero Mosque, Quran Burning, And Where Our Security Has Gone Astray

Our national discourse has to move away from anger and bumper-sticker slogans and into real respect, the same respect Americans show to Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and any number of other religions and creeds. Only then will we have a real chance and making the world a better place. Continue reading

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NATO, Germany, Russia, and the Future, Part 3

Section 3 covers the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, or the OSCE, and its role in European Security. It is the shortest section of the three but presents an important aspect of the landscape of European security and … Continue reading

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NATO, Germany, and Russia, and the Future, Part 2

Part 2 of this essay covers the past, current, and future state of the Conventional Forces in Europe treaty, CFE for short. The Future of the CFE Russia and the E.U. have held long-standing clashes over the Conventional Forces in … Continue reading

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The Economist apologizes to Obama?

I was doing my daily rounds of reading today, and I cam across this article from the well-respected magazine The Economist General Motors Government Motors no more An apology is due to Barack Obama: his takeover of GM could have … Continue reading

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A (late) 4th of July Photo Frenzy

I managed to get a few short posts sent out before my phone died on me. So, here are the rest of the photos I snagged and was unable to upload. Here is the Hare Krishna ‘free feast’ (donation accepted), … Continue reading

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Filming an Officer? That’s an arrest.

Today’s story is on this article from the Washington Post , published on June 16th. The basic premise of the article is that in certain states filming Police Officers while they are on duty is illegal. And in one state, … Continue reading

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Well Now, That Was A Busy Weekend.

I’m not sure where to even begin. Memorial Day Weekend often means taking it slow, throwing something on the bar-be-que, and generally halting work (for the government) for three days instead of two while remembering those in uniform around the … Continue reading

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The Government Employment Process. Or: Frustration in a Can.

Do you ever get the urge to rip the head of the next fuzzy and cute thing that wanders your way.? In the spirit of list-based comedy, I’m going to explain why trying to find your first federal job equates … Continue reading

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New Federal Aid to Small Businesses Package Announced

I grabbed this from POLITICO this morning. It’s a 6-page fact sheet from the Administration’s newest effort to increase the development and capital flow for small businesses. Some noticeable excerpts: – $30 bn in new loans – 0% capital gains … Continue reading

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Super Tuesday – run for the hills

Super Tuesday occurred yesterday, and for those of you who are unaware, its the biggest and busiest day of the primaries for the upcoming election cycle. This is the one day that demonstrates for the rest of the nation which … Continue reading

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