Posts Categorized: Book Review

Get it "Brand New"!

Get it “Brand New”!

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“I understand that you and your fellow Republican candidates for president were questioning my record of accomplishment at your last debate, so I thought you might enjoy reading my book,”-Hillary Clinton “personalized” letter to all but one of the GOP presidential candidates. This is brilliant: The Democrat’s campaign sent a copy of her memoir Hard… Read more »


The “False Narrative” of the Feinstein Report is a Dark Stain on America’s Image

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Lawfare Blog: Following an American special forces raid on the compound of Islamic State operative Abu Sayyaf, U.S. interrogators, who are part of the High Value Detainee Interrogation Group, have flown to Iraq in order to question Umm Sayyaf, the wife of Abu Sayyaf, who was taken during the operation. Umm Sayyaf was allegedly involved… Read more »


Drifting On A Headwind (A Book Review)

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Many of us had romantic dreams of traveling the world, and of having uncommon adventures. Jim Harlan did it, with often little more than the clothes on his back and a natural mechanical ability. He and his brother left Northern California with a few hundred dollars and a Rambler with vinyl kitchen chairs bolted to… Read more »

Happy Birthday, President #16

Happy Birthday, President #16

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“Don’t believe everything you read on the internet.” -President Abraham Lincoln I remember walking into Barnes & Nobles and being captivated by the jacket cover of this novel. I didn’t purchase the book, but thought it was a great concept. Everyone loves a secret history and a good conspiracy tale. Then the movie…didn’t go to… Read more »


The Great Gatsby, A Commentary On Our Ruling Elites

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There has been renewed discussion of Fitzgerald’s book and the recent movie, The Great Gatsby. Although it would take a beating with a rubber hose to get me to sit through DiCaprio playing Jay Gatz, I consider Fitzgerald one of the great American wordsmiths, not just of the last century but for all time.


Where do we come from? And what’s the point?

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Some longtime readers may remember a bit of my background:

I was born in 1968, Phoenix, Arizona. My ethnicity? Thai. Beyond that, I have no knowledge of my birth heritage and biological parents, as I was given up for adoption.

I’ve always had a pretty strong memory.

Something that I have rarely shared with people, and which is deeply personal for me, but which I am willing to share with you readers and the NSA, is my earliest memory:

The moment of my birth.

A Higher Call
December 20, 1943
by John D. Shaw

On this day in history: A Higher Call

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December 20, 1943, 4 days before Christmas: a young American bomber pilot named Charlie Brown found himself somewhere over Germany, struggling to keep his plane aloft with just one of its four engines still working. They were returning from their first mission as a unit, the successful bombing of a German munitions factory. Of his… Read more »


Did Gog and Magog “tell” President Bush to go to war in Iraq?

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“After Bush told Jacques Chirac that biblical prophecies were being fulfilled and specifically that ‘Gog and Magog are at work in the Middle East,’ the French president decided, in Eichenwald’s words, that ‘France was not going to fight a war based on an American president’s interpretation of the Bible.'”


The Bellman Is Ringing

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There is a curious incident in American literature, an incident that leaves many literate children snickering at an absurd situation. I am writing of the Bellman’s bizarre odyssey, in Lewis Carroll’s, “The Hunting Of The Snark”; however, this short epic poem of adventure and tragedy could be set in modern times, for it is eerily… Read more »