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Holiday Inn and Ebola

Apparently this commercial aired in 2001. Nothing to see here. Move along. (H/T Ace) Marcus

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Fury

See it.  A technically imperfect movie, but an amazing look into how insane late war Germany was. I’m real curious what my Army bros think of it. I’ll talk in a comment later about somethings that may be spoilers. -BLT

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Lockheed Fusion

I just checked it out on their website. It looks a bit more speculative than other parts of the internet were making it sound. That’d be a defensible reason why the media aren’t all over it. I dunno about the … Continue reading

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In Case You Were Wondering…

Yes, you may purchase this for my birthday. No, seriously. Buy this for my birthday. Marcus

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Fun Thought

I was a bit slow to spring this on some people I know. Maybe also just barely too tactful. “You know, even if you do manage to make electric cars practical, the requirements are just going to be changed to … Continue reading

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George has done it again

Go check tomorrow’s Freefall. That’s another mystery of the series, heavily foreshadowed, with a fitting solution, that came as a huge surprise to me.

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I don’t even…

I think this is…a war crime?  I don’t know.  A work buddy wants to bait rabbits or coyotes and do the same thing.  I’ll have to show him this. I’m just…disgusted and intrigued. -BLT

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Neither shocking nor disloyal

The Washington Post seems wrong again. As far as the latter is concerned, the central question is what entity, if any, does Panetta have loyalty to? Many of the alternatives have been discussed elsewhere. The best match, as far as … Continue reading

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SSSS 10/1/14

Today’s Stand Still. Stay Silent has some bits that were not analyzed to my taste when I was able to look at the comments. Needless to say, spoilers, so go here if you want to read this post-apoc zombie fantasy … Continue reading

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Moore killing

One thing I’ve seen apparently overlooked. Moore is close to and has some ties to Norman. Norman might be the most leftwing part of Oklahoma, with the highest concentration of out of state crazy. Hence Moore might not be the … Continue reading

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Holder’s going out

Some explanations immediately come to mind. General prospects for administration messaging are so dismal that a contentious cofirmation hearing is seen as a necessity. Scandal messaging has some bombs ready to blow, and switching out the point man on handling … Continue reading

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I’m Lovin It.

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Special Task Force Unicorn

Public officials should not openly give advice to terrorists, especially those with hostages. It is bad policy. Pretending to negotiate is one thing. That can be a legitimate ruse to position things for one’s attacking forces. Threatening terrorists can be … Continue reading

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Fury

Release date has pulled in to 17 Oct. The (sparse) previews still look decent.  It’s still the only movie I can pretend to give a shit about left this year… -BLT

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From the Mouths of Babes…

or drooling mouth-breathers.  You know, whatever. I present to you Obama’s national security strategy circa 2008. Marcus

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Why?

Because you need this that’s why. Marcus

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An Alternative Model of Police Militarization

There are essentially two standard models for the purported militarization of America’s police force. I suspect one has issues. I have two or three supplemental or alternative models that I think better than the one. One of the latter provides … Continue reading

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The future of Robotics

I have just two words for this:Red Hair A Japanese company claims to have reached the next level in developing the most genuine looking sex doll which comes complete with realistic feeling skin and authentic looking eyes. Orient Industry say … Continue reading

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Has Police Militarization Jumped the Shark?

Josh Marshall is the editor and publisher of Talking Points Memo, a left of center blog. His recent editorial about the military equipment that almost every police officer now has echoes what a lot of us on the libertarian/conservative side … Continue reading

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Ebola in the House

There is a good chance that we are well and truly fucked. Check it out here. When I recently told a friend who was lamenting the recent events in Iraq I told him that the whole conversation was largely academic … Continue reading

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