New Flopping Aces Authors

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So Flopping Aces has some new authors:

James Raider:

A constituent of the vast baby boomer generation with a career which has been fortunate to know the ponderous corporate worlds, as well as the intimately pressurized, and invigorating entrepreneurial domains of high tech and venture capital, I have harvested my share of mistakes meandering through corridors of enterprise from Silicon Valley, to London and endless, colourful, sometimes praetorian points in between. The voyage has provided an abundance of fodder for a pen yielding to an inquisitive keyboard, a foraging mind, and a passionate spirit.

Whether political or business or social or economic or personal, is it not all political? It is a privilege to write, and an even greater privilege to be read by anyone, and sometimes with the wind at my back the writing may occasionally be legible. I do not write to invite scorn, nor to invite respect, but if I get really lucky the writing can stimulate thinking. I also write for the very selfish purpose of animating my own processes, and engaging the best of what life offers. Above all, whether biting fire or swatting shadows, I am grateful to be gifted the freedom to write and publish whatever flows down to the keyboard. To all those who enabled this freedom, and to all those standing guard to preserve it, I am indebted.


DrJohn has been a health care professional for more than 30 years. In addition to clinical practice he has done extensive research and has published widely with over 70 original articles and abstracts in the peer-reviewed literature. DrJohn is well known in his field and has lectured on every continent except for Antarctica. He has been married to the same wonderful lady for over 30 years and has three kids- two sons, both of whom are attorneys and one daughter on her way into the field of education.

DrJohn was brought up with the concept that one can do well if one is prepared to work hard but nothing in life is guaranteed.

Except for liberals being foolish.


The product of a military family, growing up in Naples, Italy and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and being stationed in Germany for two years while in the Army, Vince spent half of his first quarter century seeing the US from outside of its own borders. That perspective, along with a French wife and two decades as a struggling entrepreneur have only fueled an appreciation for freedom and the fundamental greatness of the gifts our forefathers left us.

Please give them a warm welcome.

Curt served in the Marine Corps for four years and has been a law enforcement officer in Los Angeles for the last 24 years.

14 Responses to “New Flopping Aces Authors”

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    Welcome aboard, my cyber friends.

    Here is to the future, stimulating ideas, and to the Republic, may it be the beacon of freedom forever more.

    What a distinguished looking group of Worthy Oriental Gentlemen.

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    Hey, cool! Congratulations everyone!! I don’t post often- I have learned here (at my peril) that you cannot EVER shoot from the hip– but I look forward to more great reading.

    Well done, all.

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    James Raider

    @Skookum: #1,

    What a distinguished looking group of Worthy Oriental Gentlemen.

    LOL, it may not be a pretty sight, nevertheless the fountain pens are locked and loaded. . . . . Hmm, that must be why I can’t get more ink into mine. Damn.

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    welcome all.
    I MUST SAY, I was hoping you all would be better looking,
    he knew you would have success in the cyber space,
    that’s why he did not bother to improve the body,
    all the best, you just have to learned to avoid
    the punchs,from the punks

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    I used to post as Taqiyyotomist, but no more. Not that it’s hard to type after posting as such for more than ten years, but because I failed in that role. Now I’ll just be me when I comment, or at least my initials.

    Regarding the new authors. Those aren’t new authors! I’ve been reading them here for years.

    Congratulations to all of you. FA always picks the best of the best.

    You are in, by my lights, highly esteemed company.
    A comment from AoSHQ, quite off-topic, but topical to today’s big news:

    346 The 3rd Sunday of Advent is Gaudete, or Joyful Sunday. But how do we have a Joyful Sunday after tragedy like this latest school shooting?

    Because the light shines in the darkness. Because the darkness of Advent will give way to the brilliant light of Christmas. Because God is with us.
    Posted by: TiminAL at December 14, 2012 06:29 PM (A9c4d)

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    I’m so glad you change your name
    how easy for me it will be,
    yes the black moon is vicious this time, some evil came down to hurt,
    but the light is coming and will chase her away.
    best to you

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    You always had a way with words. 🙂 You as well.

    You are as essential to this site, again by my lights, as these newly-ensconced Flopping Aces alumni.

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