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The Tragedy of War

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Journal entry: January 16, 1858,- Captain, E. Montcreif, Queen’s Light Cavalry.   Tomorrow morning, my young cousin Edward and I sail with the tide for America. Edward’s father purchased a commission for him and he is officially a subaltern (unassigned, lower officer)  in my old cavalry unit, The Queen’s Light Horse. Edward is eighteen and… Read more »

Hillary's New Image

Hillary Has A New Image

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Hillary has been losing ground in the recent polls, especially in the battleground states. Let’s face it, Hillary has an image problem. It’s reasonable for her handlers to reach out for a new image and I think they have hit upon a winner. It is definitely an improvement and a step in the right direction…. Read more »

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The Measure of a Man

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In the fall of ’65. my best friends, Frenchy, Knarley and Barbwire Johnny and I, were guiding a group of serious hunters on the Muskwa River for Elk and Grizzly.  We had some experienced hunters to guide and this always made the hunt more interesting.   These men had done a lot of hunting and… Read more »

The Lego Arms Race:  Building a more violence-prone society?

The Lego Arms Race: Building a more violence-prone society?

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Yes. It’s a slow news day for me: New Zealand researchers say bricks with weapons have steadily become more commonplace and are now included in 30% of Lego kits. The study said Lego reflected a broader trend in children’s entertainment. Lego says weapons are always used for a wider purpose such as saving the world,… Read more »

Bruce Springsteen: Asshat on the edge of town

Bruce Springsteen: Asshat on the edge of town

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  It’s been a long time since I was a Springsteen fan. Back in 1974 (April 29) at my alma mater, the University of Connecticut, there was a spring concert. Three bands were featured: a local band called Fairport Convention, a relatively unknown called Aerosmith and another largely unknown named Bruce Springsteen. It was quite… Read more »

Hillary says ‘We Don’t Build Walls.’ Yeah we do.

Hillary says ‘We Don’t Build Walls.’ Yeah we do.

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  In her best stentorian and highly irritating voice, Hillary Clinton once again lectured Americans about walls and terrorism: Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton argued that “What Donald Trump,Ted Cruz and others are suggesting is not only wrong, it’s dangerous” and the US doesn’t “build walls” in the face of terror… Read more »

Elite college idiocy and why you should support it heartily - UPDATED

Elite college idiocy and why you should support it heartily – UPDATED

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  The over-indulged, spoiled little twits at Brown University have hit the wall. They’re overwhelmed. They can’t take it any more. BROWN – Two weeks ago, the University released the final version of its diversity and inclusion action plan, which could not have been compiled without the exhaustive efforts of students throughout last semester. “There… Read more »

Christmas is not going down without a fight from me

Christmas is not going down without a fight from me

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  A Charlie Brown Christmas first aired in 1965. I loved it back then and I love it today. It spoke from the heart of Charles Schultz, innocent and genuine. It offered a lesson in simplicity, in purity- a lesson of the heart. It was one of the early broadcast tales to nudge us into… Read more »

Hillary promises to keep half of all schools closed

Hillary promises to keep half of all schools closed

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  This was just too good to leave alone.   Washington Free Beacon: Hillary Clinton has the support of powerful teachers’ unions, but they may not like what she just said at an Iowa school on Tuesday. Speaking at Keota Junior-Senior High School in Keota, Iowa, Clinton said that underperforming schools would be closed under… Read more »