December 2009

Pigs At The Trough

December 16, 2009

Have you heard? The economy is in the tank. Have you heard? Unemployment is in the double digits. Have you heard? Congress wants to give themselves a pay raise. Your Congressman needs that money more than your piggy bank does. You would just spend it on something silly, such as food, shelter, clothing, medicine or […]

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Look At U.S.

December 10, 2009

By some quirk in my thought process, thinking about our involvement in Afghanistan brought to mind an encounter I had in Edinburgh. Here in the U.S. we have been focused on the war in Afghanistan. In my recent post on General McChrystal I attempted to clarify some issues of that subject. There are, of course, […]

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How To Succeed In The Army

December 3, 2009

Just what are the criteria for promotion in the Army? We have been hearing the name of General Stanley McChrystal a lot of late. He is a Four-Star General in charge of NATO forces in Afghanistan. Now does his name ring a bell? We have heard about his recommendation for an additional 40,000 troops. Seemingly […]

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From My Armchair

December 2, 2009

In a very busy schedule I devote some time and effort to a blog for which I receive no monetary remuneration. Why? I have a degree of knowledge and experience in some of these areas. My intent is to share the resulting, hard won perceptions on matters I consider important. Others have different backgrounds and […]

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Says Who?

December 1, 2009

I saw thousands of sheep on my recent trip to the Highlands of Scotland. Most were just grazing on the hillsides. A few were being herded, by border collies, men or both. If I had more time I would have stopped and asked them if they really wanted to be herded to the slaughterhouse. They, […]

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